Hi, I am Junko, a national licensed tour guide in English.
I can also speak Italian to have a normal conversation.
I was born and raised in Tokyo so I could say that I know Tokyo inside out. I believe Tokyo is a beautiful and traditional city as well as a modern and exciting city. In addition to famous tourist sites, there remain many attractions that are not well known among tourists.
I have had experiences of guiding foreign tourists as a volunteer guide for several years before becoming a licensed tour guide. So I can give you useful suggestions in traveling Japan. I truly like meeting people from different countries and cultures and sharing the fun of discovering Tokyo and its vicinity.
I can always tailor the tour to fit your interests and prepare an itinerary so that your stay will be unforgettable.
Why don’t you explore Tokyo with me? Please feel free to contact me at any time! I am looking forward to meeting you in Tokyo.
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 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 6 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 were very happy with our wonderful guide Junko. She was extremely kind and attentive. Even before we met, she already helped us not only plan our day with her, but also answered our questions and made useful suggestions for other days, including very detailed help with planning our trip to Nikko. In Tokyo Junko met us at Tsukiji Market after we had a delicious sushi breakfast in one of the restaurants Junko recommended. Junk showed us around outer market and introduced us to many interesting foods and snacks unique to Japan. Then we spent the full day with Junko looking at the new (Harajuku, Shibuya) and old (Yanaka, Meiji Temple, Ueno, Asakusa). At the end of our long day we felt as if we spent several days in Tokyo (and not 8 hours). During our lunch, Junko selected excellent place to eat and taught us tricks of the correct Japanese table etiquette and adding spices and sauces to your food. We were very interested in cultural changes that Japanese society is experiencing and Junko gave us her very enlightening perspective. We would highly recommend Junko to all of our friends. Lawrence and Ella
Thank you so much for a wonderful review, Lawrence and Ella! I also had a great time with you...We walked a lot :Tsukiji, Harajuku, Yanaka, etc. After the tour I checked my pedometer that showed 26000 steps!!!! Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. I would be very happy to see you again in spring. Junko
Junko was incredibly accommodating on a hot and blistering day in Tokyo. She showed us around the Tsukiji Fish market, Sensoji Temple and Tokyo Skytree. We even had the chance to experience a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony. We had our 10 year old son with us and she made sure that none of our walking activities were too strenuous for him. We had never been to Japan before and made the most of our day thanks to Junko and her very knowledgeable tour. We became familiar with the Tokyo mass transit system and were able to travel around thanks to her advice. I would very much recommend her for anyone wishing to explore the Japanese capital for the first time.
Thank you so much for a wonderful review, Ron. I am very happy to have helped you enjoy staying in Tokyo. Hope you and your family will come to Tokyo again. Take care! Junko
Highly recommend Junko as a tour guide. Very knowledgeable, caring and well prepared guide. Had an amazing tour at fish market where we loved the different samples to taste. Had our 8yo grandson with us who she also looked out for in the crowds and always had our needs in mind. Due to the heat had to cut our tour short which upset us but Junko was very caring making sure I was ok doing all she could to make me comfortable. Thank you for the part of the tour we got to do with you, and will use you again on our next visit to amazing Tokyo.
Thank your so much for a wonderful review, Gina. I am really happy that you enjoyed the Tsukiji Market. Hope you have a good time in the rest of your stay in Tokyo and that I will meet you, Mitchel and your family again! Take care!! Junko
Junko was a lovely tour guide and we greatly appreciated her willlingness to adapt our tour based on the interests and energy levels of our children (ages 10 and 12 yrs old). We also appreciate how well organized she was and it was very nice of her to provide us with add'l materials to help us get around Tokyo and look up things of interest for the rest of our trip.
Thank you for a wonderful review, Sally! I am very happy to have helped you stay in Tokyo. Take care! Junko
Junko was very attentive to us. We really enjoyed the tour. We did the east Tokyo tour, and everything she showed us was of interest. We would recommend her.
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. I am very happy that you enjoyed my tour. I hope you will have a good time in Kyoto! Junko