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 had a great 2 days with Keiko. She was punctual and flexible when we asked her to meet us at our hotel even though it was out of her way. We were able to adjust our itinerary each day based on what we wanted to do. She knew all the places to get free samples at the Tsukiji fish market. We wanted to sample Japanese food so she took us to several places. She pointed out the best places to take pictures. She provided interesting information about each of the sites we visited. We rode a lot of trains and she got us around quickly. We highly recommend Keiko.
Dear Sandra, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of my tour. The days with me were the first two days of your trip around Japan, so I tried to inform the general aspects of Japanese culture. I was very happy because you were so enthusiastic that you often took notes and took pictures. I sometimes talked how your country influenced on Japanese modernization, and each time I did , you said that your country also was influenced from ours. I also wanted you to try as much Japanese food as possible. You courageously tried various kinds of Japanese food. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your trip in Japan and go back to your country with wonderful memories. Please say hello to your kind and friendly family members. Best Wishes, Keiko
We had a wonderful half day with Keiko! She met us at our hotel and showed us how to get to the train station and buy tickets and how to get around. We went to two areas in Tokyo and saw lots of places and learned lots of interesting things. She went above and beyond and took us to our next place we wanted to go even though it was after 1pm. My kids enjoyed her and we would use her again! Thank you Keiko!
Dear Tiffany Thank you very much for a wonderful review of my tour ! First we visited Tsukiji Fish Market. It was a special day for the Market; it was the last day for them to open the Inner market there. You bought big berries there. They were so delicious, weren't they ? Then we moved to Asakusa. You enjoyed traditional Japanese sweets. You and your family members enjoyed everywhere I shouwed , and it was my greatest pleasure. I hope you will have a good time during your stay in Japan. I also wish to see you again in Tokyo in the near future. Many thanks, Keiko
Our tour was threatened with cancellation as a result of Typhoon "Trami" however Kieto kept on top of things and we agreed a small change in timings which allowed the tour to take place. Her tour was as discussed, at a suitable pace and very informative. We saw in our seven hours more than we could have done on our own in a week. All travel arrangements were handled by Kieto and involved several metro trips and a bus trip all of which were done seamlessly Many thanks Kieto "A GREAT DAY TO REMEMBER" Robert Janet William Irene.
Dear Robert, Janet, William, Irene, Thank you very much for a wonderful review of my tour with you. I am very happy to know that you enjoyed Tokyo with me. First,I worried about cancellation because of the typhoon, but fortunately we were able to start the tour by changing some parts. I really feel sorry that I couldn't help but asking you to walk long and climb stairs. At the same time I was very impressed by your sense of humor. It helped make our tour very interesting and friendly . Thank you very much .(Do-mo arigato gozaimashita ) I am looking forward to seeing you in the near future in Tokyo again. Best Wishes, Keiko.
We very much enjoyed our two days customized Tokyo itinerary with Keiko. There is no way we could have seen as many of the sights in Tokyo over that period and absolutely no way we could have understood so much of Japanese history related to the sites we were seeing and generally without Keiko. Keiko assisted us in designing two great days, was very friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Thank you!
Dear John, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of my tour. I also would like to say thank you and your friend for great days you gave me. You were so interested in what I talked and tried to understand Japanese culture and history , and sometimes tried to adjust to it. It was my greatest pleasure to share the time with you talking about Japan and Japanese culture. I hope you will have a fantastic time in other local parts of Japan and go back to your country safely. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future in Tokyo. Please say hello to your friend. Best Wishes, Keiko
Keiko was a really knowledgeable and friendly guide. She travelled to meet us at our hotel, which was outside Tokyo in Kawasaki, and helped us to navigate the public transport system. She was very informative about the places we visited, and was able to give us many details about the history behind the sights. She was very friendly, and patient with our large group of people - which was indeed a challenge with such a variety of different ages, interests and abilities. We appreciated her flexibility to make changes to the tour schedule - and we were impressed with the amount of things we were able to see, given the time available. It was a perfect introduction to Tokyo! Thank you Keiko!
Dear Stella, Thank you very much for a wonderful review about my tour ! It was a great experience to me , too. Because each of you were from different parts of the earth and had different cultural background. I was lucky to guide such an interesting group of people. You told me about your own culture and experiences. It's really fun to me. You were flexible and respected other's opinion. I think this is the point we should learn to keep peace in the world. Anyway, I am really relieved to know that you enjoyed the tour with me. I remember you saw beautiful wedding couples in kimono , you challenged soba noodles with chopsticks, etc . I hope you will have wonderful days in Japan and go back to each of your countries with good memories. Many thanks to all of you ! Especially Stella, t... read more