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Send message only 10 days available in August
$ 19 Hourly rate Price up to 3 people
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Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Nikko , Saitama

Languages English ( License )

(17) Reviews
Hourly rate 19 USD Price up to 3 people
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Hi! I’m Michiko.
I was born and bred in a countryside near Nikko where is blessed with not only the gorgeous natural scenery including waterfalls, mountains and hot springs but also the magnificent architectures such as Tosho-gu shrine that is a mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the warlord who took control of Japan and established the shogunate that ruled for more than 250 years of peaceful period.
Why don’t you explore the spiritual mountainous area designated as the World Heritage Sites with me?
After I grew up, I lived in Tokyo and neighboring prefecture, Saitama areas about forty years.
So I can show you around “Don’t Miss Sights” ranging from traditional and tranquil places to lively places in these areas. It is the best season to enjoy cherry blossoms in Tokyo and Saitama areas from the middle of March to the middle of April. Just contact me and join my tour.
I’ll try to take you where you want to go as far as possible and help you create the best memories during your stay in Japan.
I am interested in Japanese nature, history, culture and food.
Especially, I love Bonsai, potted trees that have condensed an ideal natural landscape.
Let's go on an English tour of Omiya Bonsai Art Museum and Bonsai Gardens in Bonsai Village with me.

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4.5 (17) Reviews
Very Good


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

1 Person
Up to 3 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $18.80 $18.80 $4.70
4 Hours $75.20 $75.20 $18.80
8 Hours $150.40 $150.40 $37.60

* Duration: 3 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 5 maximum

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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 ( 17 )
RON RON Sri Lanka ( Couple )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ she looked after us ”



Dear RON, Thank you for your review. I'm really happy to hear you. Actually I've been worried about your condition as a person who had the same experience as you had. Please say hello to Brenda. She is one of the most wonderful ladies I've ever met. Best regards, Michiko

William William United States ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ Sightseeing in Tokyo ”

I'm so grateful i got blessed with such a pleasant guide as Michiko. She was so helpful in setting up my agendas as to what we wanted to see in Tokyo and also gave us multiple sample itineraries. She met us at our hotel lobby and and we are promptly off on our adventure. It was so nice having someone guide us around Tokyo esp the transportation systems. I think one could def do it on their own but it sure was nice having someone take out the stress of getting around. It was also very nice having her tell us exactly what each thing we were looking at was and presenting the history behind a structure/shrine. My travel companion was a Vegan and Michiko was so kind that she took time to find and reserve a restaurant for her without us even telling her to do so. When i come back to Ja... read more


Dear William, Thank you for your good review. I was encouraged by your words greatly. I really appreciate it! Best regards, Michiko

Marcin Marcin United States ( Family )
1 month ago

“ Visit in Tokyo 10 of 10 ”

She doesn't show up for Mt. Fuji trip.


Quick request to go see Mt Fuji is difficult to meet in this rainy season. I think it would help you, but it did just the opposite. I'm sorry to hear your review, in spite of all my efforts. I was not able to meet your sudden request, " We'd like to go see Mt. Fuji tomorrow." If you'd let me know in advance, I could surely take you to there, using another route. Even though It was three days before. I had asked you many times "Where would you like to go". But I had not got any answer related to Mt. Fuji until just before the day. You know, this time of the year, rainy season, Mt. Fuji rarely shows up. I thought that you might not see Mt. Fuji from my best Fuji tour, Hakone route. And the main attraction of my tour to enjoy dynamic views of Mt. Fuji. from a ropeway is not availab... read more

Dondino Dondino United States
1 month ago

“ Thank you!! ”

Michiko was on time to meet us at Narita airport. She showed us where to store our extra luggage’s at the airport, oriented us with the JR pass and subway system, SUICA card. She accompanied us to Tokyo station and got us into our hotel safely. This was a stress free arrival for us since we have two young kids with us. We would have used her for our sightseeing guide around Tokyo but unfortunately it rained most of the time we were in Tokyo. But the knowledge she shared with us was great. Thank you Michiko!!


Thank you for your good review. I was really happy meeting your cute children and charming wife. Please give my regards to your wonderful family. Thank you Dondino!!

Melanie Melanie United States ( Family )
2 months ago

“ Kamakura day excursion ”

Enjoyed our day in Kamakura with Michiko-San. She was very sweet and kind. Very prepared and knowledgeable. My daughter and I had a wonderful time.


" A peaceful and precious time " Thank you for your good review and giving me a great opportunity to study the history of Kamakura from a religious perspective. It was also a peaceful and precious time for me.