Hello, my name is Kyoko. I am a National licensed tour guide.
After graduating from college in the United States, I worked as an editor for an international in-flight magazine. It gave me the opportunity to travel to many countries, including Europe, America, Asia and Mid East, to gather research for my articles.
I live in Tokyo with my family, I sing in a local chorus group and I enjoy cooking Asian food like Indian, Thai, Burmese and Korean food.
Being a tour guide for group or private tours, I get to meet people and learn about different cultures from all over the world. It has become my most favorite thing to do.
I am very enthusiastic about sharing my Japanese culture and hospitality to make your travel experience memorable.
As your guide, I will show you the beauty of 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 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 10 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.
Our day with Kyoko was awesome. Kyoko is a wonderful, caring and attentive guide. She looked after us with great care. Her knowledge was excellent, she answered all our questions and provided many insights into Japanese traditions. We had a few things in mind we wanted to buy and she knew all the right places to go. Her English is very good. This is our first trip to Japan (from Australia) and spending the first day of it with Kyoko was the perfect start. Thanks you Kyoko. Peter and Kylie.
Mr. Peter and Mrs. Kylie, thank YOU very much for your warm message. It made me weep for joy and encourage me! Our tour worked excellently and was so much fun because you were so sweet, cheerful and generous. And your love and care about Japanese culture and food made me so happy and I wanted to show you everything I love. I am glad that you enjoy my company and found everything you want. And I hope that you will have a great experience for the rest of your stay in Japan. And again, thank you very much for choosing me as your guide. I hope we can keep in touch! Best regards, Kyoko
We had a 10 hour layover at Narita Airport . Kyoko met us at the airport, and despite a long line at immigration, and thanks to Kyoko's organization and knowledge, we were able to spend more than 5 hours in Tokyo visiting Tsukiji fish market, Asakusa and Ueno Park. We even had time to eat delicious sushi in a Tsukiji restaurant. Kyoko speaks perfect English and is very sweet, personable, professional and knowledgeable. We hope to use Kyoko's service again next time we visit Japan.
Thank you so much for taking your precious time to write such a great review, Anh. It was more than a pleasure to share your time in Tokyo. We have limited time but I am glad that we made it! It was at the end of a year, I was worried that Tsukiji Market was too crowded for you to enjoy. But I was so happy that you could enjoy it as one of Japanese culture. And the Sushi was very very good and fresh. Thank you for the Sushi lunch! It was my pleasure to see you and your family enjoyed the lunch, too. Anh, your husband and your sons are so kind, sweet and knowledgeable, I had a wonderful time with you, too. I am looking forward to seeing your son coming back to Japan:) Your husband also told me he would stay two weeks to see all charms of Japan next time! And I would be so so happy to be ... read more
Was an amazing trip, she's very sweet, knowledgeable and kind.
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I am very happy that you really enjoyed the tour. You are very knowledgeable and I learned a lot from you , too. I hope we will see you soon in Japan again!!
My group did a day tour with Kyoko in Hakone. Her knowledge of the place is excellent. Her Japanese hospitality is top notch. My group was so impressed with her, we booked her for another tour to Kamakura. Recommended!
BoonKiat-san, thank you so much for taking your precious time to write wonderful review even you are still on your trip in Japan. I am so happy to get know you, your wife, and your friend's couple! You are so kind and thoughtful. I enjoy staying with you very much. And we were very lucky to see Mt. Fuji,too ! I am sure that you brought the fine day! So I am so excited to see you again this weekend. I am sure that we are going to have an amazing day together, too!
We had an 8 hour layover in Tokyo. When initially contacting Kyoko to set up the trip, she always had prompt, professional responses and recommendations. Touring with Kyoko was an outstanding experience. She made us feel like we were spending time with a longtime friend. Kyoko met us at the airport. Our flight was delayed over an hour which shortened the time we had to see everything we planned. But because Kyoko was so organized with train schedules and amount of time to spend at each site, she was able to make everything we had hoped to see happen. We were so impressed with her knowledge of the city and how to navigate the subway to all the areas. She even snapped photos of us with her phone capturing some great memories in addition to the photos we were taking. She also prepare... read more
Jeanette, thank you very much for choosing me as your private guide! I was the one who really enjoys the short trip with you and Jeniffer. From the beginning, I was so exited to meet you because you are so interested in our cities, food and culture. So I wanted you to experience all the charms of Tokyo! Even your flight was delayed, your passion to explore Tokyo was grown more! You and Jeniffer made this trip wonderful. You were so cheerful and sweet! I was so happy to share your precious time with you in Tokyo. Thank you very much! Also, I appreciate your thoughtful and wonderful review. And it motivates me to be a better guide! I hope you will come back to Japan and stay longer. And we will have fun together again! Oh, I hope you liked the Japanese snacks! If you do, I will bring them to... read more