Konnichiwa I’m Eriko. I'm passionate about showing people around Tokyo that I call home. Tokyo is truly a city of many faces and has something for everyone from ancient temples, high-tech culture, to quirky themed restaurants.
My great grandfather was a kimono maker in the early 1900's, and I am honored to wear the kimonos that he created. Growing up in a tiny wooden house which used to be a great grandfather's studio in an old town of Tokyo, I came to appreciate Japanese culture. And I'm privilege to share that with many visitors today.
I believe there is no one-size-fits-all travel plan and your itinerary should be as unique as you are. It's rewarding to be a small part of someone's journey broadening their horizons and writing their own story. We embrace the differences and find more things in common. I'm looking forward to being your guide and becoming your first Japanese friend!
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: 3 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 11 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.
Eriko was very attentive and responded to every request. She was really well prepared and very spontaneous. You can talk to her very well and you feel like you're traveling with an old friend and not a guide. I would choose her again every time. Thanks for the nice time.
Lisa! Thank you for taking the time to write a great review. I really enjoyed our day together (especially wearing a kimono together!) and I'm grateful that I met you. Keep in touch and hopefully we'll see each other again in the near future :)
Had an amazing experience with Eriko! She was very knowledgable with the history of Japan and was very fun and down to earth to be around! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a private tour in Japan!
Eriko was tour guide for our family in Tokyo for 2 days in late July. We were delighted with her proficiency in English, her knowledge and her skillful perspective of Japanese matters to the world we know. She was very adept in changing plans according to our wishes as we were going along so we got a truly tailor-made tour including a nice mix of traditional and modern Japan. Obviously Eriko is a beautiful and stylish young Japanese woman. She is also charming, serviceminded and very easy to talk to. We quickly got to feel as if she was part of our family. I guess the only hard part was saying goodbye after the two days. Arigato, Eriko.
Thank you Karsten for taking the time to write a great review. I really enjoyed sharing my love of Tokyo with you all and also learning about your wonderful culture! So grateful to have been part of your visit to Japan. Arigato and see you again in Copenhagen :)
We had a one day private tour with Eriko. We communicated through the Triole Lights website several times before our tour and she was very accommodating as to what we wanted to see and do on our tour. Eriko met us at our hotel beautifully dressed. She helped us navigate the subway/rail system and took us to the fish market, a Buddhist fire ceremony, Harajuku, a wonderful little restaurant where we had a private room, and the Kawaii Monster Cafe. She was delightful to speak with and we had a great time with her. Her English is excellent. Thank you Eriko! -Jennifer & Gail
Thank you for taking time to stop by and leave such a great review. I had an amazing day full of fun and laughter with you ladies! Thanks Jennifer and Gail for the wonderful memory! Enjoy the rest of your trip in Japan :) Eriko
Eriko knows the city and culture so well and spent time taking me to interesting places - loved our tour.
Thank you so much Carrie! What a joy to show you around Tokyo. I'm very grateful I got to spend the day with you. Enjoy your summer! Your friend, Eriko