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.
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 3 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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
MICHIKO LOOKED AFTER US VERY WELL ON OUR 2 SEPARATE DAY TOURS OF TOKYO, WE WERE VERY GLAD THAT SHE TOOK IN CONSIDERATION MY CONDITION FOLLOWING SURGERY ON MY LEG EARLY IN THE YEAR.
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