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Toru

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US$ 23 Hourly rate Price up to 5 people
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Last updated: 17 hours ago
Cities where I can guide: Chiba , Hakone , Kamakura , Kanagawa , Nikko , Tokyo , Yokohama

Languages English ( Business )

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(12) Reviews
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About

Hello my guests, I'm Toru, a national licensed tour guide. I've been mainly guiding around Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, and Nikko for an individual or small group tourists . I'm living in a town near Narita International Airport.
It's often said that one of the characteristics of the Japanese culture is sticking 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.
I'm offering four tour plans of Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, and Nikko. I think they are the best plans especially for the first timers to Japan because they're prepared to include all must-see spots in the area. If you are repeaters or interested in the other things or places, please don't hesitate to require 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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Private Tours

True Tokyo Private Tour enjoying several popular spots

(12) Reviews
by Toru
In this tour, we’ll visit three must-see spots in Tokyo today: areas around the Imperial Palace, Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, and Meiji-jingu Shrine in Hara...
8:30h US$ 180 up to 5 people

True Kamakura Private Tour enjoying 5 popular spots

(12) Reviews
by Toru
Kamakura is a cozy seaside town with many historical sites and it's just one hour train-ride from Tokyo. It is an important city in the Japanese history...
8:30h US$ 180 up to 5 people

True Nikko Private Tour enjoying three must-see spots

(12) Reviews
by Toru
Nikko is a popular destination of one-day trip from Tokyo because of its abundant natural beauty and religious spots designated World Cultural Heritage Sit...
11h US$ 207 up to 5 people

True Hakone Private Tour enjoying 3 popular spots

(12) Reviews
by Toru
Hakone is the attractive destination for one-day tour because of its easy access from Tokyo, many hot-spring resorts, and abundant natural beauty including...
11:30h US$ 207 up to 5 people

True Tokyo Tour Exploring Its History and Japanese Culture

(12) Reviews
by Toru
If you'd like to see Tokyo from a bit different angle, like history and culture, this tour should be one of your choice. You'll see Tokyo's miraculous tra...
8h US$ 180 up to 5 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 ( 12 )
Anthony Anthony United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Best Tokyo guide ”

Courteous, knowledgeable, friendly etc etc. only positive words to describe him:. We are here from New York and are seeing neighborhoods and attractions and Toru explains everything. Highly recommend!

Toru:

Hi Anthony and Maria, thank you very much for your warm comments and high rating on the tour. It's my great honor and inspiration for a next guide. Although the consecutive 6 days tour was challenging for me, I could enjoy guiding thanks to your cooperation. I also admired your lovely children. Please be careful for flue after you get back to NY. Looking forward to seeing you again without worrying about the virus.

Irene Irene Ireland ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Wonderful day. ”

Excellent guide knowledgeable pleasant and lovely sense of humour. Has excellent English.would highly recommend him.. John and Irene

Toru:

Hi Irene, thank you very much for your review and high rating on the tour. It’s my honor and a great motivation for future tours. I heard a news on your ship. I really wish the problem will be settled soon and your journey continues.

Linda Linda United States ( Couple )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Yokohama cruiseport to Kamakura ”

We really enjoyed our day with Toru. His English is excellent as is his knowledge of history, religion, and culture. We also recommend touring Kamakura, as it had a totally different vibe from the big cities. Toru also found us a great little tempura restaurant for lunch. We appreciated him escorting us back to the ship. Highly recommend.

Toru:

Hi Linda, thank you very much for your review. As you say, Kamakura is a lovely city to explore for one day in terms of Japanese history, religion, and food. I'm happy to learn you enjoyed them through the tour. I was impressed with your interests and knowledge about Japanese history and literature. I enjoyed very much spending with you for one day in Kamakura. Thank you again and please say hello to Scot.

Rose Rose United States ( Friends )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ A day in Tokyo ”

Toru was a great tour leader. He’s very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and courteous. We spent the day enjoying Tokyo on public transportation. We traveled distances and visited sights through the eyes of a local. Lunch was enjoyed at a typical local spot serving traditional food. I highly recommend Toru.

Toru:

Hi Rose, 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 your group. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the season of cherry blossoms and hope you enjoy the continuing journey.

Igor Igor Canada ( Family )
Very Good
10 months 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.

Toru:

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.

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Autumn leaves

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