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: 4 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.
Yoko is so helpful and knowledgeable. I had a great day with her.
Thank you for your review, Joyce. It was a great pleasure for me meeting you. I wish you enjoyed the other places in Japan, too. I wish I could show you and your partner Kamakura and other places next time.
Yoko was great a communicating with me before my arrival and she was right on time to meet me at Keisei Ueno station. We only had about 4 and a half hours together and we did a whirlwind tour of the East Gardens and Asakusa Temple. Yoko was very knowledgeable and pleasant. She helped me make the most of the time I had available.
I appreciate your great review, Ms. Kobuke. It was a great pleasure for me to enjoy the Sakuras with you on such a beautiful day. I had a lot of fun talking with you and hearing your interesting stories. I will be waiting for you coming next time soon with your daughters. Thank you again for everything.^_^
Yoko was our guide at Nikko. She know the site and its hystory perfectly and I would highly recomend her if You like to find out much about the places You are visiting. The trip logistis was also very well organized.
Thank you so much for a quick review, sir. I enjoyed the day together with all of you, nice gentlemen with lovely ladies, yesterday. We were lucky with the weather and also could see a special festival. We saw Kegon Waterfalls, Lake Chuzenji, Shinkyo Bridge, Rinouji Temple Sanbutsudo, Toshogu Shrine, Futarasan Shrine where the festival was going on, Taiyuin Temple, and Kanmangafuchi Abyss. I listed for your friend, Saulius, who will make a slideshow with the thousands of pictures he took. I hope you would enjoy the rest of your trip and wishing to see you soon at another season. Thank you again for everything.
Fantastically knowledgeable guide. She knows her work and her clients. Kept us actively involved in all the activities. She is bubbly, fun and helpful. Our kids aged 19 and 12 enjoyed her company. We only spent a day with her but she guided usdor the rest of our stay. Definitely recommend her to anyone visiting Tokyo.
Thank you so much for a wonderful review, sir. I had a great time with you and your family: I enjoyed talking a lot with your beautiful and intelligent wife Rashmie and your amazing kids. I also appreciate Rashmie reacting quite well to what I said, which made every explanation easier for me. I hope you would enjoy the rest of your journey through Japan and wish to see you and your family soon again. Have fun, sir!!
It is obvious how well Yoko knows Tokyo when one spends a day with her. She guided us safely and efficiently through the transportation system, allowing us to see more than we thought possible in a day. She provided interesting information about the sites, and paid attention to our interests when choosing where to go. Yoko planned our time around mobility challenges my husband faces, and handled an emergency quickly and professionally, adapting our plans to accommodate. She went beyond what was required to be sure we enjoyed our time, and continued to be of assistance even after our tour was complete. I highly recommend Yoko.
I appreciate your excellent review so much, Sandra. It was a great pleasure meeting you even though I couldn't laugh to Mike's jokes as you could. It was very nice of your daughter and husband planned the trip to Japan as a birthday surprise and I'm very glad that I could help you enjoy the most beautiful season of Sakura. You're so cheerful that I enjoy being with you. I hope you could enjoy the rest of your trip. Thank you again, Yoko