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: 4 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.
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
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
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
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.
Eriko provided an indeed very insightful tour of Tokyo, effectively showing us both the old and the new. I strongly recommend first time visitors like me to book this tour.