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Licensed Guide
  (13) Reviews
Send message only 9 days available in June
$ 18 Hourly rate Price up to 3 people
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Last updated: 2 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Saitama

Languages English ( License )

(13) Reviews
Hourly rate 18 USD Price up to 3 people
( Max : 5 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 $18.40 $18.40 $4.60
4 Hours $73.60 $73.60 $18.40
8 Hours $147.20 $147.20 $36.80

* 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 ( 13 )
Melanie Melanie United States ( Family )
2 weeks 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.

Jeanne Jeanne United States ( Solo )
1 month ago

“ Fantastic experience ”

I had never been to Tokyo before and had no idea where things were. I sent a message listing the things I wanted to see, and Michiko created a customized tour for me that far exceeded my expectations!


Dear Jeanne, Thank you for your good review. I greatly appreciate your cooperation that let us carry out the busiest tour pleasantly without delay. By the way, I like your class on "info-graph" that makes it easier to see things from a different perspective and that could help human society. It was nice talking to you. Please enjoy Japan! Best regards, Michiko

Guy Guy United States ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ First visit and Michiko took very good care of us! ”

Michiko met us at NRT and walked us through the process of getting our metro card (Suica) and then a ticket for the Skyliner to get us from NRT to Tokyo. We visited a few shrines on the way to our hotel. We met on the second day and visited the Bonsai garden and museum then walked around the area visiting several bonsai nurseries. We had a lunch break, then went to Kawagoe and visited a couple of shrines, seeing a fire ceremony. Following that, we came back to Tokyo and visited Shinjuku garden and then a shopping mall to pick up an adapter to charge my laptop (no 3 wire plugs in our room). Michiko heard us talking about a place called Yakatori Alley, or something like that, so she took us on a walk through there as it was very close to Shinjuku station. Our third day began with a su... read more


Dear Guy, Thank you for your good review. It's only because of your cooperation that made the tour special in spite of the holiday congestion. I've learned a guiding principle for human life from you two. Your words will uphold me greatly now and forever. And I've also leaned the function of the V-shaped roof material. I greatly appreciate your kindness. Bon voyage! Best regards, Michiko

Tracey Tracey New Zealand ( Solo )
1 month ago

“ Day trip from Tokyo to Saitama and Kawagoe ”

I booked a full day with Michiko. We went to Saitama to visit the Bonsai museum and then on to the Edo-period village of Kawagoe which was lovely. As a solo traveller I appreciated Michiko meeting me at my hotel. I found Michiko to be professional and helpful. I had difficulty communicating with Michiko in English which meant questions and discussions were limited throughout the day.


Dear Tracey, Thank you for your honest views. Actually, I felt the same way as you wrote. Sometimes I couldn't catch your English and I gave up deepening our communication especially about religion which is still deeply rooted in the people's lives today. But your review will be my great motivation for future tours. I will practice my English more and more and make every effort for better communication with my guests. I hope you've had a good time in Japan. Best regards, Michiko

David David New Zealand ( Family )
2 months ago

“ Great day out. ”

Michiko was very kind and attentive. We visited many parts of Tokyo that aren't always on the normal tourist trail. She was happy to stop when something caught our interest and kept us on a positive schedule so we could see as much as possible. My family and I feel like we made a new friend here in Japan. Thank you Michiko.


Dear David, Thank you for your kind words. I am honored as a guide by your comments. I was happy to make the acquaintance of your wonderful family. Good-bye, and thanks for the lovely time. Best regards, Michiko