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.
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
I spent 2 days with Keiko and found her polite, friendly and very knowledgeable about the city. I would recommend Keiko for anyone interested in the history of Tokyo
Dear Bethan, thank you very much for your review of my tour. I am very glad that you enjoyed the days in Tokyo. You were so interested in various factors of Tokyo, such as social issues as well as its history. I was lucky enough to learn about British social situation from you , and it was a great hint to solve our problems. At the same time, I noticed that I need to study more about that area. Thank you very much for your kindness and I hope you will have a great time in Japan. I am looking forward to meeting you again in Tokyo. Warm Regards, Keiko
I spent a wonderful day with Keiko seeing both old and new parts of Tokyo. She was a very thoughtful guide and arranged for memorable experiences such as tea in the park and excellent sushi at Tsukiji Market. We took a boat ride to Odeiba and walked along the river. We were also able to experience an annual festival in Asakusa. I would not have been able to find my way through the crowds and enjoy and understand the rituals without her. She even helped me find a snack I wanted to try. All around, it was very memorable day that helped me make the most of my limited free time on my visit. Keiko was very pleasant company and took great care of me.
Dear Nina Thank you very much for your wonderful review of my tour. I am very glad that you enjoyed Tokyo through the tour with me. It was a special day, Sanjya Festival in Asakusa. We were lucky enough to meet several portable shrines carried by people in the same festival costumes. They were escorted by Shinto priests purifying the atmosphere. It was really a fantastic view, wasn't it ? Another thing I thought lucky was that we were able to take a great view from the roof of the boat between Hamarikyu garden and Odaiba. Especially, The Rainbow bridge looked pretty and the wind was so refreshing. I hope you will accomplish everything you needed and go back home with good memories. Best Regards, Keiko
We had the most fantastic day with Keiko. We followed a pre arranged itinerary and saw everything on our list. Keiko gave us so much information on the history and culture of Japan, she was so thoughtful and polite, showing us where to buy our train tickets from and helping us with buying them. We loved eating suishi in the fish market and having a wonderful Ramen lunch with Keiko. We would highly recommend anyone visiting Tokyo to have a tour with Keiko, it was one of our highlights of our stay in Tokyo. Thank you Keiko for a brilliant day Ellen & Rob
Dear Ellen & Rob Thank you very much for your wonderful review of my tour. It was a beautiful day with fresh greeneries and you were so energetic enough to visit all the places on the itinerary and tried to understand the atmosphere. I am very happy to know that you enjoyed most of them including sushi, ramen, sweets. I guess you studied about Japan a lot beforehand so it's easier for you to understand it . It was my pleasure that I was able to tell you details about Japanese culture.I hope you will spend happy birthdays together at onsen , hotsprings with special present and go back to your country with wonderful memories. Thank you very much for your warm heart. Best Wishes, keiko