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.
Yoko graciously stepped in at the last minute when our original guide fell ill - and we were very fortunate. She took us on an amazing whirlwind day to see all of the major locations and neighborhoods in Tokyo. From hitting the changing of the guard at the Imperial Palace, to an amazing Sanja festival at Asakusa Temple. We had an incredible sushi lunch at the Tsukiji Fish Market, and along the entire day Yoko taught us so many things about Japan, the culture, proper etiquette, the subways, money, and even helped us with the merchants. She moves fast - and covers a lot of ground - but she wants you to see and experience as much as possible. She also even came back to our hotel after the tour was over to leave us with maps and other information to help us on the rest of our trip. Highly reco... read more
I appreciate your excellent review so much, sir. I won't say all but we could see most of the major sightseeing spots, adding Ginza to the original itinerary. I had a great day myself, enjoy talking with both of you, sir and your beautiful wife Kelly. I was amazed that she had picked out a very beautiful kimono with an excellent taste. I hope she would check the "nadeshikokai" on the internet which gives kimono lesson in LA using genuine obi-sashes. Thank you so much for your generosity and everything. I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip and wish seeing you and Kelly again soon.
Ours was a late booking (12 hours prior) with Yoko. The overall experience was good. Yoko is knowledgable and we would have struggled if we had been on our own.
Thank you for your review, Faiza and Basit. Sorry I couldn't satisfy your vegetarian needs at the Udon restaurant. Mount Fuji was a little bit shy, but I guess you could see quite well from the ship and the lakeside. It was a bit hazy that day, so please come again on a clear autumn or winter day. Best wishes, Yoko
I spent 7 hours with yoko and the entire experience was like a visual treat, plus a history lesson. Every place we went to, OR was around, she knew the history in detail which made what i was photographing that much more deep with meaning. It was my first time in tokyo and she held my hand the entire time and made sure i was happy. We had an absolute blast together. I highly recommend yoko to you if you need a guide! She is very quick also, so you must keep up! Haha! Being a professional photographer from NYC, i felt like she showed me so many things in the short time we were together. Just amazing, and super professional, with a nice sense of humor! When i return i will be hiring yoko again to show me more of japan!
Thank you so much writing a review so soon, Mr. Madden. It was a great pleasure for me. You appreciated almost every spot I took you so much so it was quite rewarding. Well, I was quite occupied with the time factor, so I walked faster than you so I didn't hold your hand but I usually walk much slower. I know you are young and would like to cover as much as you could within the short time, so I often ask you to make the signals where I usually relax and wait for the next one with other guests. So we could visit 1) Yanaka Ginza shopping street, 2) Nezu Shrine Festival with beautiful azaleas, 3) Shinobazu Pond of Ueno Park (with the view of Bentendo Temple and Tokyo Sky Tree), 4) Front Yard of the National Diet(Japanese Congress), 5) Sakuradamon Gate, 6) Imperial Palace Plaza with the ... read more
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.^_^