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$ 28 Hourly rate Price up to 5 people
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Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Hakone , Yokohama , Kanagawa , Nikko , Chiba

Languages English ( License )

(8) Reviews
Hourly rate 28 USD Price up to 5 people
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Hello my guests, I'm Toru, a national licensed tour guide. I've been mainly guiding an individual or small group tourists around Tokyo and its vicinities. I'm living in a town near Narita International Airport.
It's often said that one of the characteristics of the Japanese culture is to stick to details and yet tries to conceal its care. It means that there are a pile of unspoken stories behind what you see in Japan. I'm always trying to be an interpreter of those stories and help you enjoy the secrets of Japanese cultures well.
I prepare some guiding plans of Tokyo and its surroundings. I think they are the best plans especially for the first timers to Japan. If you are repeaters or interested in the other things or places, please don't hesitate to request what you want. Let's make the best plan for you together. I'm looking forward to seeing you in Japan.

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4.7 (8) Reviews
Very Good

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True Tokyo One-day Tour enjoying several popular spots

(8) Reviews
by Toru
In this tour, you visit three must-see spots in Tokyo today : areas around the Imperial Palace, Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, and Meiji-jingu Shrine in Hara...
8h $ 205

True Kamakura one-day customized tour

(8) Reviews
by Toru
Kamakura is a cozy seaside city with many historical sites and it's just one hour train-ride from Tokyo. It is a very important city in the Japanese his...
8h $ 205

True Hakone Tour enjoying 3 popular spots

(8) Reviews
by Toru
Hakone is one of the representing tourist's destinations in Japan. It's blessed with natural beauty, such as volcanos, lakes, and hot springs. In this tou...
11h $ 214

True Nikko One-day Tour enjoying Lake Chuzenji and Toshogu S...

(8) Reviews
by Toru
Nikko is blessed with natural beauty as well as historical and religious sites. Located in the distance of just two hours train-ride from Tokyo, it's a go...
11h $ 214

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Reviews ( 8 )
Igor Igor Canada ( Family )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ We had a great time with Toru ”

Toru took us from Tokyo on a tour of Nikko. He took care of all the logistics including subway and train tickets. Toru met us at our hotel described the details of the tour and then took us to an amazing Nikko. He guided us through great shrines and temples including great Toshogu shrine. Tory was exceptionally friendly and accommodating. We had a great day and would recommend Tori to anyone looking for a friendly and knowledgeable guide.


Hi Igo, thank you very much for your kind comments. I'm pretty happy to know you seemed to enjoy the tour in Nikko. I'm afraid we didn't have time to visit Kegon Waterfall and Lake Chuzenji this time. I hope we can next time. How is your trip going? Three of you are enjoying a journey in Kyoto. I'm waiting for you to come back again and enjoy another attractions in this country. Thank you again.

Daniel Daniel Japan ( Couple )
2 months ago

“ Amazing day in Tokyo ”

Toru is an excellent guide, very kind and knows Tokyo very well. He is very patient and will answer all your questions. I highly recommend it.


Hi Daniel, thank you very much for your comment and high rating on the tour. It will be my great motivation for the future tours. I was so happy to share a pleasant time with you and Elen. I hope your team will win the medals in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. Please enjoy the rest of your journey in Japan!

Anne-Marie Anne-Marie United States ( Family )
3 months ago

“ Excellent tour ”

Very nice tour of Hakone.


Hi Anne, Thank you very much for your comment and high rating. I'm pretty happy you seemed to enjoy the tour in Hakone. How is your trip going? I hope you and Ned are enjoying a journey in Japan. I'm waiting for you to come back again and enjoy another attractions of this country with me.

Linda Linda Australia ( Couple )
4 months ago

“ Day 1 of 4 ”

Fantastic day travelling around Tokyo like a local. Toru took us to places of interest to us. He is very interesting to talk to and very happy to discuss any subject of Japanese life and culture.


Hi, Linda. Thank you very much for your warm comments. Guiding for three days in Tokyo was very challenging and enjoyable for me. We have one more day and I'm looking forward to hearing your adventure story in Nagano.

Donna Donna Canada ( Couple )
4 months ago

“ Great guide providing a wonderful experience ”

Toru provided a wonderful experience for my husband & I while in Tokyo. His English was excellent and easy to understand. He had a great knowledge of the sites visited as well as the history and culture of his country. Both in planning and during our trip, he was flexible and very prompt. He helped us to make the most of our short stay in Tokyo. He was a true gentleman in many ways and we truly enjoyed our time with him.


Hi Donna and Ken, Thank you very much for your kindly comments. I was also enjoyed guiding favored by the friendly couple and magnificent weather for two days. I hope you'll be back to your country with enjoyable memories in Japan. Next time, I'm waiting for you in Autumn! Thank you again, good-bye for now.


Finally, Cherry trees bloomed in Tokyo.

by Toru
Cherry trees in Tokyo bloomed on Mar. 21 this year, according to Japan Meteorological Agency.  It was five days earlier than a normal year. ...

The forecast of cherry blossom flowering dates

by Toru
A few days ago, the Meteorological Agency finally announced its forecast of when the cherry trees will come into bloom in this year.  It’s M...

Shichi-go-san Festival

by Toru
We have Shichi-go- san festival on or around 15th November.  What do you think it is?  I think you often see children  who dress up with ki...

Autumn leaves

by Toru
Autumn is one of the best seasons to travel in Japan as well as spring.  The attraction in autumn is, needless to say, colored leaves.  In t...