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$ 42 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
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Cities where I can guide: Tokyo

Languages English ( Professional )

(17) Reviews
Hourly rate 42 USD Price up to 4 people
( Max : 10 People )
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Thank you for visiting my page. I'm passionate about showing people around Tokyo that I call home. I'd like to share Japanese culture and stories behind our tradition with you since I believe how you see is more important than what you see. Tokyo is truly a city of many faces and has something for everyone. With a unique custom itinerary that aligns with your interests, you can fully enjoy this massive city at your own pace.

My great grandfather was a kimono maker in the early 1900s, 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 Tokyo, I came to appreciate Japanese craftsmanship and culture. And I'm privileged to share that with foreign visitors today.

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!

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5.0 (17) Reviews
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The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

1 Person
Up to 4 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $40.05 $41.83 $8.90
4 Hours $160.20 $167.32 $35.60
8 Hours $320.40 $334.64 $71.20

* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 10 maximum

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

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

Starting and ending points of the tour.

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.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

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.

Can I add more people to my booking?

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.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

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.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

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.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 17 )
LeeAnn LeeAnn United States ( Couple )
2 months ago

“ Incredible ”

Eriko was incredible. She was thoughtful and prepared. We allowed us to learn more about the Japanese culture. It was like walking around the city with a friend. It was the best way to spend our first day in Tokyo.


Thank you for the kind words LeeAnn. I had a wonderful time with you and Geoffery exploring around Tokyo, learning about your culture, and sharing our travel stories! Hopefully, we'll see each other again in your beautiful country in the near future! All the best, Eriko

Joanna Joanna United States ( Family )
3 months ago

“ Short visit to Tokyo ”

Excellent guide. We only had 1 day with teenager boys and she went above and beyond to satisfy all of us showing all the best Tokyo has to offer. We highly recommend her.Thank you Eriko for your time with us. We felt like visiting a family member in Japan.


Thank you, Joanna, for taking the time to write this great review. I will treasure the memory of our time in Tokyo. Wishing you and your lovely family a wonderful year filled with love and deep happiness! Hope to see you again in the US. Happy New Year! Eriko

Nicholas Nicholas United States ( Family with kids )
3 months ago

“ Tokyo possible with a 2 yr old with Eriko ”

Eriko is awesome and would highly recommend her to my friends and family! Very personable, knowledgeable, helpful, and flexible when taking us and our 2yr old son around Tokyo in a stroller! Maneuvering around a busy city is tough, but she was very patient and understanding. With that said, she took us sight seeing around the city, lunch in Ginza (which was excellent!), and ended the tour at a Christmas market. She speaks very good English and has traveled around the world. It’s nice to meet people who love to travel and share stories of people and places they travel too. would recommend her again and waiting to return the favor if she ever comes to our city!


Nick, Thank you very much for the kind words. I had such a memorable day filled with laughter with your lovely family! It was my absolute pleasure to be part of your special trip and share my love of this city with you. Domo Arigato. Have a wonderful New Year! Your friend, Eriko

Louise Louise Sweden ( Family )
3 months ago

“ Tokyo nightlife ”

Our tour with Eriko was a lot of fun and very memorable! Eriko was so kind and knowlegeable. She showed us some awsome places we would never find ourselfs! I will recomend Eriko to all my friends when they visit magical Tokyo

Jill Jill United States ( Solo )
4 months ago

“ 5 hour tour of Tokyo ”

I had a long layover and Narita and Eriko provided a wonderful tour of Tokyo. She recommended a train from the airport which only took 45 min instead of a 90 min drive to maximize time in the city. She selected some wonderful sites and was so helpful at explaining the culture and the history of the city. I loved my tour and would book with her again if I have the opportunity to return to Japan.