Hi, I'm Hiro. I am a licensed national tour guide. I live in Yokohama, just an hour by train from Tokyo. Since my workplace is located in Tokyo, I know the capital from famous sightseeing spots to hidden places.
I love travelling. I have been to 15 countries around the world. While travelling, I love to experience the local cultures. I am, especially, fond of strolling local markets to feel the local vibes. If you want to feel what Japan is really like, I can show and share destinations of Japan from internationally popular ones to local neighborhoods such as Owl café or Izakaya restaurant. I will be very pleased to see you in Japan.
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 4 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 3 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 5 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.
Hiro turned a rainy, cold day into a warm, friendly experience. He showed us how to navigate the complex rail and subway system and how to buy and use Pascodes. His English was very good and he went out of his way to make sure bad weather did not spoil our trip.
Hi Robert, thank you very much for the nice comment! I was honored to be the tour guide for you. All members of your party are cheerful and friendly that I myself enjoyed the tour and the peaceful moment very much. I hope that you will visit Japan in the future and choose me as your tour guide. I will be so happy to be part of your group. Thank you very much for the great opportunity.
He met us at our hotel and took us around town, into subways and out again. He showed us most of the things we had asked to see and had time for and Even found a pharmacy so we could buy some medicin. Overall a good experience. We would recommend Hiro to anyone wanting to see Japan with a local guide.
Dear Rene, Thank you very much for choosing me as your guide and your nice comment. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed my tour. You are such a wonderful couple that I could enjoy the tour and the peaceful moment very much. Please came back again to see more. Thank you very much for contacting me. Hiro
We enjoyed every minute of our day with Hiro in Tokyo. He came to meet our cruise ship at Yokohama and took us on a grand tour of Tokyo.
Dear Norene, thank you very much for your nice comment!! You and your group were very friendly to me and made me very relaxed. I'm very glad to hear you enjoyed my tour. Please enjoy the rest of your journey. I hope you will come back to Tokyo again in future and then, explore another places together! See ya, mates! Best regards, Hiro
We had a wonderful day with Hiro-san in Tokyo. Hero-san was very helpful in providing us basic information to get around Tokyo using public transportation and provided maps and other information. He was very helpful with finding a unique cooking item. His knowledge about Japanese customs and life in Japan was wonderful. He recommended an excellent Shabu Shabu restaurant. I highly recommend Hiro-san as a guide.
Hi Grant-san, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I had great pleasure sharing your valuable time with a wonderful couple. I am really grateful to know that you enjoyed the tour. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Have a wonderful time for the rest of your stay in Japan! Hiro
Hiro was very punctual, he met us at the lobby of our hotel equipped with maps and a keepsake and briefed us on what we were going to see in Tokyo. He took us to see all the sights and helped us with our JR passes and showed us how to use the subway. He was very knowledgeable , helpful and pleasant. He also took pictures of us and videos and made a montage for us which was much appreciated . Highly recommended!
Dear Caroline, thank you very much for your nice comment!! You and your family were very friendly to me and made me very relaxed. I'm very glad to hear you enjoyed a walking tour in Tokyo. I am also happy to hear about videos. Please enjoy the rest of your trip in Japan. I hope you will come back to Tokyo again in future and then, explore another places together!