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 5 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 3 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 6 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 was extremely accommodating. Greeting us at our hotel with gifts of origami. Fully explained public transportation. We would definitely recommend Hiro to others.
Dear William, 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 family that I could enjoy the tour and the peaceful moment very much. Please come back again to see more. Hiro
Hiro took us on a full day tour around Asakusa, Akihabara and Yanaka. There was so much to do and see, and we never would have done it in the time we did without Hiro, who was incredibly polite and accommodating. His English was also great. He took photos and videos of the trip so we have the great memories to look back on too! He also provided excellent history and insightful information and went out of his way for us several times, including during our shopping at Akihabara to help us with a purchase. I would certainly recommend him to anyone looking for a great tour guide for Tokyo! Thank you Hiro for an unforgettable day! :)
Hi Becca-san, 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.
I booked Hiro while on a single day stopover in Tokyo and didn't regret a minute of it. Having been my first visit and not knowing a lot about the history or culture, Hiro provided several suggested itineraries given my limited time and then worked with me during the trip to maximize my visit. He had just the right mix of knowledge between history and today's culture to make the trip fun and informative. I'd highly recommend Hiro and will book him again should I ever have the opportunity. My only regret is that I didn't have more time to spend with him.
Dear Bret-san, Thank you very much for the great review. It was great honor to guide you and I am very pleased that you enjoyed the tour. I hope that this tour would be memorable and make you come back to Tokyo. I am looking forward to explore Tokyo together again. Best regards, Hiro
Hito was very nice and showed us the must see places in Tokyo. He was very patient and flexible. I would recommend his services.
Dear Michael, Thank you so much for a kind feedback. I had a great time with all of you. It was my pleasure to talk and share the time with you guys. I hope you will come to Japan in different seasons and enjoy Japanese beauty. See you! Best regards Hiro
Hiro was a wonderful guide. I’m so glad we found him. He was extremely knowledgeable and thorough, explaining everything in detail. He also helped us get acclimated to Tokyo, explaining the subway system to us and even helping us secure JR train tickets for upcoming travel throughout our trip. I would highly recommend Hiro to anyone - he’s fantastic!
Hi Caitlin, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave me such a great review. I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed my tour. It was so nice meeting you two. Please enjoy the rest of your days staying in Japan.