Hi, I'm Yoko, a National License Tour Guide.
I speak with an American accent, 'cause I lived in Seattle, Washington for six years in my childhood(3-9 years old).
Now I live within a walking distance from Ueno Park, Tokyo, so I see a lot of International tourists walking around in my neighborhood every day.
(I'm giving some discounts on some of the tours, and I would appreciate if you could see things better at a reasonable price and I'm keen to introduce the places, so PLEASE CHECK EACH TOUR. The expenses are spelled out, too.)
"Tokyo is larger than we thought and the transportations are so complicated," Swedish guys told me. I'm here to help you. I know well about Tokyo, Yokohama, Yamanashi etc. and I travel most of the parts of Japan.
I would appreciate if you could see more sightseeing spots with me as your guide and enjoy your stay.
I love to answer your questions, even though I became nearly breathless when I was with American guests, a family of three, curiously asking me questions after questions:-)
I appreciated their interest in Japan very much.
I also go mountain trekking for twenty five years. I've been to the summit of Mt. Fuji and Mt. Kitadake three times. Talking about Mt. Takao, maybe more than fifty times.
I hope we can enjoy the beautiful view together.
I'm looking forward to seeing you soon and having a good time together.
Hope to hearing from you soon.
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: 5 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 9 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 (me and my 12 year old son) scheduled a full day tour of Nikko with Yoko. We could not have been happier with the service she provided. No way we could have seen everything we did or navigate the trains/buses so efficiently without her. She also provided terrific insight into the history of the area as well as provided us with a great overview of current Japanese customs and culture. She is amazing. Travel with her, you will not regret it.
I appreciate that you wrote such a warm and kind review. Even we couldn't see Kegon Falls that day because of the thick fog, Jack found interest in the Tamozawa Imperial Villa thanks to the bus ride. Both of you were so nice that I also enjoyed the Nikko visit very much. I hope you enjoyed Kyoto, too. I wish to show you around more places in the future. Thank you again for everything.
Had a really fun and informative day with Yoko. We started and ended on time even with a very aggressive schedule of activities. Yoko was pleasant and had taken considerable time to pre plan the day to ensure my desired touring locations were all achieved. I would certainly recommend her.
Thank you so much for your review. Well, your hotel was a little too south to finish on time, but we can squeeze in many places. We visited Imperial Palace Plaza with the view of Double Bridge instead of the Imperial Palace. Please visit the Imperial Palace when you become one of the US's dignitaries some day. There are still so much places to see in Tokyo and we can also see the Great Buddha of Kamakura, so I will be waiting for you to come with your wife on vacation. BTW, the icecream flavor that we had as dessert is the same flavor that President Obama called "unforgettable.":-)
Yoko was great. We had a lovely rainy day in Nikko. The rain didn’t matter we still saw lots of sights and had fun. Yoko was very knowledgeable and even gave us great tips for the rest of our stay in Japan. She even sent me links to restaurants and links and directions to make sure I purchased the right train tickets. I would highly recommend her!!
Wow, thank you so much for writing such a sweet review on the way to Mount Fuji area!! It was raining cats and dogs but made the Kegon Falls and the Daiya River along the Kanmangafuchi Abyss much more dynamic. It was an amazing day for me to spend nearly the whole day with you and your wonderful family, Aaron, Molley and Faith, which made me feel just like ♪Singing in the Rain.♪ I wish you enjoy your stay at the Ryokan with Onsen, hot springs, and the rest of your stay. I will be dreaming of seeing you on your next visit some day.
Saw a wedding. Yoko is very flexible on the itinerary. I liked the less crowded sites. Tea was very nice.
Thank you for your review, sir. I like Eishoji Temple, too, which is less crowded than Houkokuji Temple and also quite beautiful. You can relax and enjoy tranquility there. On some Sundays you can even have tea there, but we could see a Japanese wedding at Tsuruoka Hachimangu Shrine that Saturday. I hope you will come again and I can take you to Zen Temples. Please take care till then. Thank you again!!
I had about a half a day extra in Tokyo and she made it a great and productive experience with lots of local insights.
I appreciate your great review so much. It was like a "bullet train" talk day. I will go to see "RBG" this week. I'm quite grateful you were so interested in Japanese culture and people. I had a great time talking with you, sir, and thank you so much for your generosity. I'll be looking forward to seeing you coming with your kids next time.