Hi, I am Shizuko. I have been working as a national certified tour guide and a certified tour conductor for years. I was born in Kobe, famous for Kobe-beef, and now live in Yokohama city with my family.
Yokohama is located between Tokyo and Kamakura
I like travelling like you. I have been to more than 40 countries in the world and met many warm heated people there and had nice time. They are still unforgettable experience for me.
These experience helped me to be a tour guide.
It's my pleasure to know where you really want to visit, what you want to see, what you want to experience in Japan. Please feel free to ask me your requests.
I will do my best to answer it with Japanese style of hospitality called "OMOTENASHI."
Let me share your time in Japan to make your trip will be a wonderful and memorable one.
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 5 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 8 maximum
Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email
After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.
Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.
No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.
Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
I had a wonderful tour of Tokyo with Shizuko. She did a great job of communicating with me before the trip to plan our itinerary. She was also flexible during the day when I wanted to see something that wasn’t on the original plan. She was very knowledgeable about the history and background for each of the sites we visited which helped me learn more about the city and culture. She also brought several maps for me and helped to explain the best routes on public transportation to visit additional sites since I would be sightseeing alone the next day. She met me at the hotel lobby on time and brought me back at the end of the tour. This tour is a great way to see the city when you don’t have a lot of time. I would definitely recommend Shizuko as a tour guide.
Dear Liz, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I’m very glad to know that you enjoyed the tour with me. And I really appreciate you chose me as your guide in Tokyo during your busy business trip. I was relieved we could find the Kit-Kat Wasabi-taste for you sons at last. I hope you will continue a nice business trip and enjoy the rest of your days. Thank you again. Shizuko
Our party of six had a single day in Tokyo prior to a cruise. Shizuko did an exceptional job of planning a full, fun day giving us an overview of the city for us first time visitors. Her organization and attention to detail was impressive and appreciated, as was her flexibility when we made requests. Shizuko knows her stuff and was happy sharing it with our group. An added bonus: she took pictures along the way, and emailed them to us that same night. Lovely memories of a lovely day. Thank you Shizuko.
Dear Mary, thank you very much for your warm review, Mary. I really appreciate it. I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed the tour with me. Because it was rainy in the morning and the schedule was a little tight. I myself enjoyed walking with you and your wonderful members. It was nice meeting you all. I hope you will enjoy a wonderful cruising trip to Singapore and come back to Japan someday in the future. Thank you again and give my best regards to your members. Shizuko
Thank you Shizuko, the tour completely exceeded my expectations, 7hrs was not enough, but we got such a fabulous overview of the people, culture & of course the wonderful street food. Love Tokyo a big thank you to Shizuoka for such a fab day.
Dear Antony and Jane, Thank you so much for having me as your guide, and sending me a wonderful review. I’m so glad to know that you were satisfied with the tour and enjoyed eating takoyaki, curry-bread etc. at the street stalls. I myself enjoyed the tour very much with you. We were so lucky that we could see many people disguised in Halloween costumes. And I’m sure that you enjoy the Halloween party on the ship. It was very nice meeting you and I hope to see you again someday in the future, maybe in 2020 Tokyo Olympic Game. Thank you again. Please enjoy the rest of your trip. Shizuko
She wasvery helpful, considerate, and very patient. Cancommunicate very well in English/
Dear Aurora, Thank you very much for you review. I’m happy to know that you were satisfied with the tour with me. It was nice meeting you and all your group members. And I hope the gentleman, who was a little hard to walk, was fine and enjoyed the rest of days in Japan. Thank you again Aurora. Please come back to Japan someday in near the future. Best, Shizuko
Shizuko is the perfect guide for that person who wants to see it all and get intelligent insights into Japanese culture and points of interest on the run. We planned our tour in advanced; "Shizu" (She-zoo) responded promptly and made excellent recommendations. She purchased tickets / made reservations for us in advance and was right on time. In an effort to optimize our time on the ground, Shizu introduced us to the Tokyo subway system and the VERY efficient PASMO IC card (It's ultra-efficient for cashless on / off subway / bus travel; vending machine purchases; and more) which allowed us to sail through the lines. Shizuko is a force of nature; in addition to having the knowledge, skills and "road warrior" attitude to get you where you want to go in record time --- she is very ... read more
Dear John, Thank you very much for sending me such a warm review. I’m very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me. It was my pleasure to customize the tour and reserve tickets. I myself enjoyed accompanying you and your wife very much. It was nice meeting you all the time. While guiding, I was impressed with your deep knowledge of Japanese history and culture which gave me a good motivation to study harder. I felt I was so lucky to be chosen as your guide. I hope that you had a wonderful vacation this time including Japan. Thank you very much again for sending me your warm review. With best regards, Shizuko