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.
I set up a full 8 hours with Junko in Tokyo in November 2018. She had great communication planning our day as best as possible for the list of things I wanted to see. Unfortunately, I was very tired and jet lagged and by the 4th hour was having a hard time keeping up. I would recommend her to anyone - she came fully prepared with maps and ideas etc. She was lovely - but we didn't do enough stopping for meals, water etc. Possibly because my plan was very extensive - and she wanted to please me. Note that it can take 30 mins to get anywhere - focus on a few neighborhoods and do everything in that area vs jumping across town etc. Make sure you are clear about stops and lunch etc. Tokyo is super crowded so lines everywhere at lunch. I would start early, have lunch early and make sure its a pl... read more
Thank you so much for a wonderful review, Marta! I am very glad to have helped you know Tokyo. However, the one-day tour was so extensive to make you get tired. Tokyo is a very large and crowded city but also very attractive. So I hope you would come back to Tokyo again in the cherry-blossom season. Thank you again! Junko
We booked a 7 hour tour of Tokyo with Junko on November 9, 2018. Junko is the definition of excellence in a guide: Very professional manner, knowlegdable, good personality and very good English speaker. She communicated well with us before our Tokyo tour with helpful suggestions and even researched transportation options for us to get to Tokyo from Yokohama. She arrived early at the designated meeting place and immediately started our tour. Junko guided us though all chosen sites efficiently but with flexibility when we requested a weather-related change of itinerary, which turned out to be even better than originally planned. Junko was able to provide erudite answers to all of our questions about Tokyo history and Japanese culture. Junko suggested a very good option for lunch at a re... read more
I appreciate your wonderful review, Lee! I am very happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed my tour. I also had a great time with you all and really enjoyed talking with you Japanese history and culture. Thank you again and take care. Junko
Junko was an excellent choice for me! She came to the Yokohama port to meet my ship and guided me safely to my Tokyo hotel. I was not feeling 100% that day, and Junko took care of everything .. checking me in, taking care of my luggage, arranging early check-in, and seeing me safely to my room. She also made a cancellation for me for a restaurant booking. On the second day, my plans had changed. I wanted to go to Kamakura to see the giant Buddha at the Zen Temple there. Junko quickly changed her prepared Tokyo itinerary and rewrote one for Kamakura, sending it by fax to my hotel room. I was feeling much better on our day, so we met at 7:30 am and caught one train, then a local (great sightseeing along the way) to the beautiful Hasadera temple. Along the way, Junko and I talked ab... read more
Thank you so much for a great review. I really appreciate your long review using your precious time. I am glad to hear you enjoyed our visiting Kamakura, seeing Hase Kannon and the Great Statue of Buddha and drinking a macchia tea in the bamboo garden of Hokokuji Temple. I also had a wonderful time with you all. I will never forget such a wonderful memories. Hope to see you again in Tokyo. Thank you again and take care!! Junko
First time I have used a guide from triplight and lucky for them it was Junko. She was great, handled my family with kids and grandparents. We had so much variety in two days, shrines, shopping, older communities, younger communities... couldn’t have had two better days and hope to see Junko again next time we come to japan. Thank you so much Junko for everything!!!
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review, Tina! I really appreciate it. I am very happy to hear you and your family enjoyed my tour. I never forget having a great time with you all.... Hope that you enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. Thank you again and take care!! Junko
Junko is the best. Everything we asked of her - whether it was sightseeing or food-related, whether it was for the day of our tour or the days after - Junko went above and beyond by providing meticulous details. Thanks, Junko, for a memorable day in Tokyo.
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review, Anatol. I am really glad to hear you your wife enjoyed my tour and the food. Hope to see you again near future. Thank you again and take care. Junko