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Tak

Licensed Guide
  (18) Reviews
Send message only 13 days available in November
$ 33 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
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Last updated: 2 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo

Languages English ( License )

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(18) Reviews
Hourly rate 33 USD Price up to 4 people
( Max : 8 People )
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About

Hi, my name is Tak.

I have seen travelers.
And, I found they got tired of typical sightseeing spots, like crowded temples and shrines.

There must be spots fit to your feeling and interests, more in Japan.
Then, I’d like to propose.
Why don’t you start unique and original tour, only your hearts bring to yourselves?
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I had guided
Pokemon tour
Ghost story tour
Inari Shrines tour
Live house tour
Bento (lunchbox) tour
Textile tour
Papermaking tour
I’ll search the site you want to see and create your unique itinerary.

First, could you give your message about things you want to do and see in Japan?
Let’s make great time you can’t never forget.

Thank you so much.
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I live in SHITAMACHI, Tokyo, or old residential town near ASAKUSA and UENO. My hobby is strolling and I walk about this area almost every day. I know even the smallest path, big and small museums, workshops of artisans, an impressive view of gigantic tree, a beer bar in an impressive old house, unique souvenir shops, cats living in Yanaka and many, many other attractive spots in this area.

You can expect a day that nobody read in guide books.
So!
I hope you name me as the navigator of your fantastic memory-making-tour!!!!

I’m 61-year-old and I still love rock’n roll music. If you want to enjoy live music in Tokyo, I can also arrange the location and occasion according to your mood and boom.

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Price

The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

Duration
1 Person
Up to 4 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $33.37 $33.37 $33.37
4 Hours $133.48 $133.48 $133.48
8 Hours $266.96 $266.96 $266.96

* Duration: 3 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 8 maximum

Private Tours

Asakusa, 3 hours.

(18) Reviews
by Tak
Asakusa is not only a temple town but also a traditional town of common peoples's culture. In the typical Tokyo Shitamachi (old residential town), there is...
3h $ 111

Walking Tour: Tabata, Nippori, Train Fans' Sanctuary

(18) Reviews
by Tak
If you like to see or shoot trains, why don't you visit Tabata, Nippori and Nishi-Nippori area of Tokyo, the sanctuary of train fans? There is one of the l...
2h $ 111 up to 6 people

Tokyo Rock Performances, at small Live Spots.

(18) Reviews
by Tak
Find your favorite Japanese Rock Musician and enjoy the live performance in a small live house(s). I assist you to book ticket(s) and attend you to the spo...
4h $ 139 up to 10 people

Kaguraszaka 2 hours: Walking Tour in the Historical Town

(18) Reviews
by Tak
See the movie!!! Once, it was a residential town of high ranked Samurai. Once, it was a town of Geisha Girls. We'll walk on the small paths of Kagurazaka ...
2h $ 111

Brewery, Antarctic Research Vessel and Genghis Khan Mongolia...

(18) Reviews
by Tak
Visiting sea-side area. You can see the Sapporo Brewery Chiba Factory and taste glasses of draft beer, visit the former Antarctic research vessel "Shirase"...
6h $ 93 per person

Saka-Gura, at a Sake Brewery, watching, learning and tasting...

(18) Reviews
by Tak
Welcome to the sake brewery of 150 years of history. You can see the Saka-Gura where gigantic casks of sake are silently fermented. You can taste some glas...
6h $ 139

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 ( 18 )
Myca Myca United States ( Family with kids )
Very Good
6 months ago

“ It was s great experience ”

He was very nice and patient with us. It was a great experience touring around Tokyo with Tak.

Tak:

Dear Myca. Thank you for the great day with you and the beautiful girl. It was quite a busy day, but I'm happy to spend time with your family. I hope you could have a great memory. See you again. Tak

Nady Nady Israel ( Family with kids )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Great time in Tokyo with wonderful guide ”

Tak is a wonderful guide, he is very professional, nice and patient. Thank you dear Tak, for the two wonderful days in Tokyo. Nadya&co

Tak:

Dear Nady. Thank you for the joyful days. I still remember the smiling faces of the 2 families. In particular, I feel really happy a couple of mamas looked enjoying. I know your travel in Japan has a long way after this. If you have trouble, let me know. I think I can assist by sending you some information. I say again, thank you so much. Please good to the dads, the boys, the mom, and the girl. Tak

Simon Simon Canada ( Family )
Very Good
7 months ago

“ A Taste of Tokyo ”

Tak was a very good guide. He took us on a a very varied tour of parts of Tokyo that we would not have sought since they are not typically the top things to see in Tokyo but were well worth it, especially with the explanations provided. He catered to a family with ages ranging from 13 to 79 and made it interesting for all. Thanks Tak!

Tak:

Hi, Simon. Thank you for the day. That was the day I never forget. Everything went moderately and warm under the spring sunlight (actually, day after day, cold days after the day). I am happy if you enjoy Tsukiji, Hama-Rikyu Garden, and Asakusa. You must make great memories in Kanazawa, Kyoto, and Matsuyama, also. Wish you could see beautiful cherry blossoms there. If you have an opportunity to visit Japan again, let me know. I say thank you one more time. Tak

Katiya Katiya United States ( Couple )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Excellent planning & customer service with our wishlist to multiple destinations! ”

Tak makes you feel like family right from the first meeting with his preparation of a traditional Japanese candy gift. He arrived an hour earlier than scheduled on Day 1 and did not mind giving us a head start. We booked him for 10 hours for Day 1 & 2 and a half day on Day 3. He never once counted the start or end time so we really appreciated his flexibility. He understood that our goal was to go to as many attractions as possible and helped us prioritize making sure that we made it to our top attractions. He even checked out an unpopular hidden river valley for us (per our Google search) and went there to check it out for the first time a few days before our arrival - so that he could best accompany when we go there. We were very touched by Tak’s thoughtfulness and overall hospitality ta... read more

Tak:

Hi, Katiya. Thank you for the super review. It was my relief you and Tim enjoyed the days, even though the rain, the wind, and the homer in the 9th frame (lol) stood in our way. You always showed me what you'd like to do. Then, it wasn't so difficult to find a clue. I love to find a new place to take my guests. At least, you gave me 3 of great experience to collect new sites, the valley, the stock market, and the boat. Thank you for the opportunities, and I hope my collection will be the many like Tim's cars. Wish you could spend great moments in Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, and the flight going back to your home. I say again, thank you so much. I'll be waiting for the time to meet you and Tim again.

Missy Missy United States ( Couple )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Caring and very thoughtful Licensed Guide ”

We spent 8 hours total (3 the first night) and 5 the second with Tak! From the first communication to the day we finished up, he was genuinely caring and thoughtful. He provided to us exactly what we wanted/needed. Our first goal was meet up with us at hotel the evening we land (after traveling for nearly 20 hours), take us to an enjoyable fun place to experience some of the culture, eat great food and learn the subways! He told us what to do when we got to the airport, and then met our train (even changed stations "on the fly" when our train didn't stop). He ensured our second day included visiting running stores (I came in for Tokyo marathon), and included sights on our way over to the expo! We had a nice Ramen lunch and did a great job explaining everything. By the time he left us o... read more

Tak:

Hello, Missy. Thank you for a marvelous review for me. The voices of guests who enjoyed tours are my treasure more than anything. Thank you for pointing out for my English. I know that my English is not perfect, so I tried to prepare a lot and provide information to make my precious guests have the best moments. The memories of 2 days we spent together are everything beautiful even for the cold rain. Have a good run at Boston! Tak

Blog

Tips for Japanese Culture(6): Inari Shrine

by Tak
I was often asked in precinct of shrines.Why is there another shrine in the shrine? Actually, it is really common we can find something l...

Tips for Japanese Culture(4) IC Cards (SUICA, ICOCA, TOICA, PASMO, etc.)

by Tak
When you travel in Japan taking trains, IC cards are very helpful. There are several kinds of cards, but those functions are exactly the sam...

Tips for Japanese Culture (3) Beans Jam or ANKO

by Tak
AN or ANKO is beans jam used as basic ingredient of Japanese sweet. Dark red and pulpy, its textile might be similar to chocolate paste. It ...

Tips for Japanese Culture (2) Mask

by Tak
 Really a lot of my guests from abroad asked me Why so many young women wear mask? Actually, really a lot of people in towns and trains we...

Tips for Japanese Culture (1) School Excursion

by Tak
”SHUGAKU RYOKO or  school excursion is travel events which most of Japanese middle schools and high schools conduct. Literally, it means “a...

Yanaka-Bochi graveyard

by Tak
Its a beautiful sunny day. I went out walking around Yanaka area near Ueno. Yanaka-Bochi graveyard is originally in the property of Kanei-...