Hi. My name is Keiko Hatada. I'm a National Government Licenced Guide Interpreter. I was born in Tokyo and used to work as a junior high school teacher over 30 years here. So I know about Tokyo a lot. One of my hobbies is Japanese history. Finding similarities in the world history is also a lot of fun to me.
Tokyo is a very attractive city with two very interesting features, traditional city with 450- year -old Edo(former name of Tokyo) culture and a very leading edge city with a very robust modern culture. I'd be happy to share either or both of them with you. I'm happy to arrange a tour according to your desires and look forward to having good time with you.
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 8 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 3 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 10 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.
My husband and I spent our first two days in Tokyo with Keiko, and we are so glad we did. Keiko is adorable and we had the best time. Her English was great too. Keiko showed us all over Tokyo and set up a traditional tea service for us as well. She helped customize our tour to fit in as much as possible in the 2 days we were together. She not only took us around, she taught us so much about the culture which came in handy as we spent an additional 7 days in Japan. I highly recommend using Keiko if you are in Japan. Just be warned, wear comfortable shoes as Keiko is quick and walks fast! We had a great time, it was a perfect introduction to Japan.
Dear Mindy Thank you very much for your wonderful review of my tour. You visited mostly must-see places in Tokyo where special displays for Tanabata Festival welcomed you. But you found much more , something very special . For example, you played the guitar in Shibuya guitar shop, bought special pick at Asakusa, experienced authentic tea ceremony in fancy kimono and served each other...etc. You enjoyed Japanese food, too, such as authentic Sushi at Tsukiji , Yakitori at Omoide Yokocho in Shinjuku, Ichigo daifuku (mochi with strawberry ), Melon pan( melon flavored bread) ...etc. As the result, you made the two days very special . It was my greatest pleasure to see that both of you enjoyed and experienced Tokyo culture a lot . I am looking forward to see you in Tokyo again. Next time I wi... read more
Keiko thank you very much for showing us Tokyo in a day, and for sharing your knowledge about Japan and it’s glorious history with grace and humour. We all discovered so much and had a great day !
Fear Effie, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of my tour. It was just a four-hour-tour, but we did a lot : Asakusa, Ginza, Harajuku. Each of you had specific purposes of this visit, and it was my pleasure to accomplish some of them. I hope I'd like to satisfy all of them Maybe next time. I am looking forward to meeting you again in Tokyo. Best Wishes, Keiko
Keiko showed us Tokyo and the rail system in a day. She was very conversant in English. Keiko went out of her way to please us by going to places we desired that were not on the itinerary without losing too much time. She kept on time schedule. She was knowledge about the places we visited and knew the rail system well so that we did not have to walk too many steps.
Dear Larry, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of my tour. I am glad that you and your families enjoyed my tour even though it rained so heavily. We visited Asakusa, Harajuku, Shibuya and Pokémon center. It was my pleasure to show you the place you really wanted to visit and see your families sharing good time together. I hope I will be able to meet you again in the near future in Tokyo. Please say hello to Yasuyo who was a typical Yamato-nadeshiko. . Best Wishes, Keiko
We started the day with Keiko meeting us at our hotel and assisting us with purchasing transportation tickets. From Shinjuku we went on to Asakusa and visited the temples and shops leading into it. Visited the Shinto shrine here also. Next we had lunch together where Keiko made excellent suggestions for my fussy family who all loved their lunch. On to Ginza where we stopped by Nissan and hubby got to drool over all of the concept cars before looking through the shopping district and then on to Meiji shrine. Such a beautiful place with so much history. Keiko happily answered all of our questions and was great with the kids. Had we not had Keiko to take us atound, I doubt very much we would have even gotten to the first destination. From start to finish our whole experience has been fa... read more
Dear Yvette, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of the tour with me. I am very glad to know that you enjoyed my tour. I was also very happy to have fantastic and heart-warming time with your family. According to the weather forecast, we might have shower and thunder. But we were lucky enough to have a beautiful day. We experienced lucky things today, touched the eye of a dragon under the lantern at Asakusa thunder gate, received the smoke of incense burner to purify ourselves at Sensoji Buddhist temple, purified ourselves by a scoop of water at Meiji Shinto shrine and walked around the sacred forest . So I am sure all of you will have good days not only in Japan but also in your future . And I remember the handsome boy bought a fabric case designed like a frog in Asakusa . I... read more
Despite the heavy rains at times, Keiko gave us a tremendous tour of some of the highlights of Tokyo on our 8 hour day with her. She had delightful insights into ll the places we visited and was determined that we were going to have a good time despite the weather. We were very pleased and highly recommend Keiko for her energy and expertise. Ken and Terry Thorsen
Dear Ken & Terry Thank you very much for your wonderful review of the tour with me. We visited traditional parts of Tokyo, Tsukiji, Hamarikyu garden, Asakusa and Harajuku. We were lucky enough to enjoy there exclusively because of the heavy rain. Greeneries looked very fresh cleansed by the rain. We walked a lot because I sometimes forgot your age but I remembered your name, ”健” ＝ healthy. I hope you will come back to Japan to enjoy different season and see you again. Please say hello to another Keiko. Warm Wishes, Keiko