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US$ 39 Hourly rate Price up to 6 people
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Cities where I can guide: Tokyo

Languages English ( Business )

(7) Reviews
Hourly rate 39 USD Price up to 6 people
( Max : 9 People )
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Hi, I am Shinya. I was born in Tokyo and brought up there. I am a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter.
I have lived in Tokyo for more than 40 years. I am a Tokyoite, so I can give you valuable information about interesting places which are not written on ordinary guide books, if you would like to visit. I would like to support you to make your trip in Japan much more fun and wonderful! I want to make you smile, surprise and happy throurgh the trip!

Followings are some of my favorite things:
I like to play sports.(Basketball, tennis, skiing), I like to go to see the movies such as "Star Wars" and "Jurassic Park". I like to see traditional Japanese art such as Kabuki, Ukiyoe and Japanese paintings.
I like to read Japanese history related books.

Let's enjoy exploring Japan with me!

I look forward to seeing you!

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The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

1 Person
Up to 6 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate US$33.73 US$38.55 US$33.73
4 Hours US$134.93 US$154.19 US$134.93
8 Hours US$269.85 US$308.38 US$269.85

* Duration: 3 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 9 maximum

Private Tours

Akihabara Walking Tour

(7) Reviews
by Shinya
Akihabara is Japan's largest electric appliance shopping district in Tokyo. At the same time this town is the Center of Nerd/Geek Culter, or Otaku in Japan...
3 Hours US$ 116 up to 6 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 time, there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 7 )
Alisha Alisha United States ( Family )
1 year ago

“ Perfect afternoon in Akihabara ”

We really enjoyed our afternoon with Shinya! He was extremely organized and created the perfect itinerary for us that included karaoke, a maid Cafe, a tour of the radio building so that we could buy souvenirs, and so many other things. He made sure that we checked everything off of our list and also provided very detailed history on each of the things that we saw. He was the perfect guide and I would recommend him to anyone coming to Tokyo.

Susan Susan United States ( Family with kids )
1 year ago

“ Wonderful day in Harajuku and surrounding neighborhoods. ”

We really enjoyed our day with Shinya. We started the day by visiting the beautiful Meiji-Jingu shrine, and we learned a great deal from Shinya about the history of the shrine, Japanese history, and the Meiji period. He was also very helpful in explaining ritual and customs in the shrine and helped us appreciate the beliefs and attitudes motivating the rituals. After the shrine, we visited the Cat Cafe, famous in the guidebooks but which we cannot recommend, and then walked through Takeshita street and the Harajuku neighborhood -- a lot of fun people-watching and shopping. Finally, we walked over to the Omotesando district, where we really had fun looking at the extravagant shops, the beautiful people and the cool cars; and Shinya had helpful knowledge about some of the amazing modern comm... read more

Miracle Miracle United States ( Family with kids )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Shinya helped us see the real Tokyo! ”

Shinya was an excellent guide, responsible and kind, providing us with an in depth tour of Tokyo.

naomi Naomi United Kingdom ( Family with kids )
1 year ago

“ Absolutely delightful! ”

Shinya was a wonderful host, we spent half a day with him to help us acclimatise to Tokyo on our first visit and he was very helpful, informative and kind. He selected a schedule which met all of our family needs, we visited the ueno park to see the cherry blossom, also a temple nearby and the akihabara district. We loved visiting the hedgehog cafe and we spent a great first day with him. We are very grateful to Shinya for helping us to organise the exchange of our JR pass. Highly recommended!


Dear Naomi, Thank you so much for your nice feedback. It was my great pleasure for me to guide you and your nice family members. I do hope you have a wonderful time during your stay in Japan. I wish I could guide you someday in the near future again! Best regards, Shinya

Roberto Roberto Japan ( Solo )
1 year ago

“ I was introduced to the Otaku world in Akihabara, visited a maid cafe, and the Owl cafe. ”

Thanks to Shinya I had the opportunity to see a different Akihabara! He showed me the world of the “Otaku”. The magazine they read, the places they go, where they shop, and what they collect. We met some typical Otaku at the maid café (or maido kafe). There everyone is called master! We went on to the Owl café. This is a place to see. I was surprised that I could stand so close and touch some of the 25 different types of owls. Shinya is an excellent tour guide, knowledgeable, and speaks English well. He was prepared. He could answer all me questions extensively. Thank you Shinya! I am looking forward to joining your Asakusa tour in the future.


Dear Roberto-san I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed my "Akihabara Walking Tour". I appreciate your nice comment. I look forward to seeing you in the new future.