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  (21) Reviews
Send message only 5 days available in October
$ 19 Hourly rate Price up to 3 people
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Last updated: 1 day ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Nikko , Saitama

Languages English ( License )

(21) 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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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 $18.74 $18.74 $4.68
4 Hours $74.96 $74.96 $18.73
8 Hours $149.92 $149.92 $37.46

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

Private Tours

Getting a taste of Saitama

(21) Reviews
How about getting a taste of Saitama located next to Tokyo on your vacation? You have a good time viewing beautiful Bonsai at the world-famous Bonsai mecca...
8h $ 113 up to 3 people

Bonsai Tour in SAITAMA

(21) Reviews
You will visit a place known as a Bonsai mecca among Bonsai lovers within Japan and the world, the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum and the Omiya Bonsai village.The...
4h $ 69 up to 5 people

Highlights of Flowering Cherries or sakura in Tokyo

(21) Reviews
This tour covers four of the best viewing spots of cherry blossoms in Tokyo. We start from a garden in Shinjuku to see the picturesque scenes of cherry blo...
4h $ 66 up to 3 people

Nikko Tour #1: Visiting the World Heritage Site

(21) Reviews
Magnificent views awaite you! We have a saying to the effect that one does not know what beauty really is before one sees Nikko shrine. We visit the Worl...
4:30h $ 103 up to 4 people

Nikko Tour #2: Visiting Waterfalls

(21) Reviews
Nikko is famous for its refreshing summer foliage and colorful autumn leaves. Let's enjoy the magnificent scenery of Nikko Falls, by going down to the bot...
5:30h $ 127 up to 3 people

Tokyo Essential One-Day Tour

(21) Reviews
We visit essential visiting spots in Tokyo, such as Asakusa, Hama-Detached Palace, Tsukiji Outer Market, Ginza, Meijijingu Shrine and Shibuya. I can show ...
8h $ 94 up to 4 people

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 ( 21 )
Connie Connie United States ( Couple )
4 days ago

“ Highlights of Tokyo ”

We cannot say enough about Michiko. She is an excellent tour guide! She designed our tours so well making sure that we made the most of our time. She arrived at our hotel with a beautiful smile and ready to hit the ground running - literally. There is absolutely no way that we could have seen so much of Tokyo without her. Her knowledge of the city and the subways is amazing. My husband and I most definitely recommend Michiko as Tokyo's tour guide. She is kind and very personable. We came to see her as friend in the very short time we spent with her. Michiko thank you for your time! My birthday cake was great!


Thank you for your review. When I met you two at the first time, I felt as if I had met my old friends. I really enjoyed the tour including a hidden sweet tour with you. Actually, I think it was tough tour for you but you kept going to the end. Victory goes to the person who can stay the course!

Susann Susann United States ( Business )
1 week ago

“ Tokyo Hidden Highlights in 2 Days ”

Hi Michiko, thank you so much for spending two wonderful days with me in Tokyo and showing me so many hidden highlights. I learned so much about the country, city, culture, Japanese customs and food. I hope we can explore some more when I come back to Tokyo next year.


Thank you for your review. The two paintings were so much fun, weren't they? Let's find something interesting from now on and share them next time. I'm looking forward to seeing you again!

Joanna Joanna United States ( Family )
1 week ago

“ A beautiful day in early autumn in Tokyo ”

We had a party of four and Michiko showed us around Tokyo for the day. We were impressed with her organizational prowess. We were able to see more than we expected and she tailored the tour to our specific interests. She was pleasant and professional. She excels in her knowledge of arts and horticulture.


I'm so happy that I've heard from you again! Actually, I forgot to say something to your mother. It is that she has brought up wonderful children. You and your brother have excellent empathy skills and can see things from a different perspective. That is to say, you are kind and considerate and very nice people. I believe these people can make the world more peaceful place. I respect you all!

Rohit Rohit India ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ Excellent Person & Very Accommodating ”

We had a great time with Michiko, she was very accommodating and extremely friendly and flexible. She went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable. We did Tokyo Day trip, Nikko Day Trip & Kamakura Day Trip with her, all 3 were excellent. Her warm personality and humbleness really made us feel very comfortable. As it was super hot in tokyo, she took taxis for us, and would not even let us pay. We thank you Michiko for excellent time Regards Avantika & Rohit


Thank you very much foy your kind words. I've learned a lot about your country's culture from you, Avantika. You two are smart people with not only excellent understanding but also warm personality. It was one of the happiest opportunities of my life as a guide to work for you. I'm very proud of having guided outstanding people like you. I wish you two a very bright future ahead.

RON RON Sri Lanka ( Couple )
Very Good
2 months 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