Go on a shopping tour exploring the vintage clothing / Japanese street fashion market both visiting shops in Tokyo (Shinjuku, Ueno, Harajuku, Koenji, or Saitama) with a knowledgeable expert on this niche piece of clothing as well as other wagara 和柄 types of fashion and styling.
Hotel within Tokyo - 23 wards
Choose location 2-3 locations (Shinjuku, Ueno, Harajuku, Koenji, or Saitama)
Hotel within Tokyo - 23 wards
You can expect to be guided thru many thrift and staple shops selling these vintage "holy grail" jackets and get advice on styling from the largest worldwide curator of these jackets himself (me). We can run down many thrift shops in Tokyo or visit the Japan Lover Me Store Sukajan Collection and Gallery located in Saitama depending on your choice and mood.
Guide and Accompany fee only.
Public Transportation, Food during break time and other expenses are not included in the original set of fees.
If I am going to pick you up at your hotel directly, that would be 3,000 yen.
Lunch is around 1500 per person. If we are going around using public transportation such as trains, probably we would spend about 1000-1500 yen within Tokyo. If you prefer using your own private car / taxi service, I can just hop in and join you then.
Basically, I run my own schedule and time and you can freely consult with me regarding your plan/s or trip. We can discuss it and always have extra activities as options on hand as well. I can handle up to 20 people with my own personal assistant tour guide and can help arrange for your transportation, logistics and everything else needed to make your trip memorable.
Regarding location limitations, I can always accompany you everywhere you want around Japan as long as you shoulder the transportation, lodging and other expenses and cover for the time for me to meet you and return to my home. I don't set any restrictions as long you can include those costs in your budget. I am more than willing to accompany and guide you wherever you want.
The rates I have provided here are just for my basic services, costs such as lodging, hotel, food, and entrance fees and such shall be borne by the hiring party. I understand that there is a basic round-trip transportation fee charged to the client but if it is shouldered and the time is covered as part of the job, I can always be on the go anywhere within Japan.
My rates vary differently based on the various factors below for your understanding:
1) Number of people to be handled (Additional person/people means additional work and energy for me to handle)
2) Difficulty of the tour concept / contents (if it is just a tour or a tour including/needing my professional photography skills as well - please refer to my tour packages)
3) Day Time and Night Time - I can extend my tour hours to night time or late hours if you need more time and company, but I charge extension/overtime fees as outlined below per hour per group if the time overshoots past 6 pm exceeding from our basic Day Tour agreement. (Sometimes I need to take cab to my house/office in Saitama or even a hotel to stay for the night and this premium rate covers for those costs and expenses)
*** RATES are subject to change without prior notice. For a full quotation for your needs, please do consult and ask beforehand to avoid confusion.
*** PEAK SEASON RATES MAY APPLY during the SPRING SEASON (March-May) and I reserve the right to increase my rates depending on my availability and demand.
All surcharges are to be paid and settled at the end point / end time. So please make sure to bring enough cash in yen to cover for other expenses not covered by the original booking.
------------------ RATES CONCEPT and GROUPINGS Explanation ------------------
A. Basic Rate concept: about $50 (5,000 yen) per person per hour
(This is what you will see being displayed below here but essentially, each tour package that I offer here slightly differs in the rates depending on the contents and difficulty and coverage which I offer them).
Please use this is as a peg rate or reference just in case you wish to book me for customized tours. For simple tours, you can request or book me using this basic rate of about $50 per person per hour then. However, I offer savings and discounts if you book me thru any of my available tour packages which I am have here on my profile.
----------- Group Concept applies to the current Tour packages I am offering ------------
*Theoretically for more than 2 persons, I have built-in savings and discounts if you book me using my available tour packages instead.
B. Group concept: I categorize groups per 2 persons. (1-2 persons = 1 group, 3-4 persons = 2 groups, 5-6 persons = 3 groups, etc.) 1 group is up to 2 persons.
Daytime: about $50-$100 per hour per group
Nighttime: about $100 and up~ per hour per group
------------------ EXTENSION / OVERTIME NIGHT TIME RATES ------------------
A: PAST 6 PM til 12 AM MIDNIGHT - (time exceeding past 6 pm if continuing from Day Tours): about $150 per hour per group.
B: PAST MIDNIGHT RATE - (if you book any of my Day or Night Tours and extended until past midnight): $200 per hour per group.
------ STARTING POINTS TO ENDING POINTS and OVERTIME COMPUTATIONS ------
Time starts the moment I meet you at our agreed meeting point (usually your hotel front lobby) and will end when I return you back to your original destination and pick-up point, unless agreed later in the tour where you want to finish as ending point.
We may finish the day tour officially at 6 pm for example, but you wanted me to take you home either by train or taxi and we reach your hotel and lobby at 7:15 pm.
Extension rates apply on a 30-MINUTES Basis.
Although actual time is 1 hour and 15 minutes. Surcharge shall be computed as 1 hour and 30 minutes (1.5 units of OVERTIME A Rate of $150 per hour per group) and shall be $150 x 1.5 = $225 per group.
If you have questions or anything regarding my premium tour guiding services, please do not hesitate to consult with me, I would be happy to answer your inquiries, and/or outline and explain the costs to you if needed.
I look forward to showing the best of Tokyo / Japan to you as the best and premium tour guide there could possible be!
Either you can window shop, or try the jackets but if you decide to buy, then it is your choice whether to purchase or just enjoy sifting thru the many jackets from many shops and locations in Tokyo and Saitama. Please bring enough cash as some stores or shops may not be able to accept credit cards or some types of credits cards. There might be some downtime for credit card terminals in rare instances so please kindly be prepared with other payment options as well.
Ikki is very experienced and more than helpful to show you around Tokyo, he definitely can take photos and assist you in certain way. As someone who visit Tokyo for the second time, Ikki actually bring me to certain hidden gem and street for more engaging exploration.
This was our first time in Japan and Ikki was wonderful with our large group showing us places that are not in the guide books. We would never have found these fascinating areas by ourselves. Thank you Ikki!
The experience was amazing.. Ikki is one of a kind.. He is so passionate in his craft that makes him exceptional. Aside from the knowledge he has in guiding, history and photography..he has an amazing personality that you will surely love.. Definitely recommended.. till next time Ikki.
Everything was perfect during the day, the weather, the touristy spots we visited and the crowd! I am super happy that you were able to absorb all of the enthusiasm and excitement I had in showing you all the nooks and crooks of all tough and jampacked tour trail we started all the way from Shinjuku Kabukicho, Shin-Okubo, Nakano, Harajuku, Omotesando, Ura-hara, Shibuya then back to Meiji Jingu Shrine to cap our long day and end it with a very lovely burrito dinner at the mystic La Foret abode. Thanks so much for your generosity and the treats along the way! Very very appreciated and hope you like the photos I took supposedly for our Sakura hunting : ) albeit maybe still early! Until the next time you can come to Japan, domo arigato and enjoy the rest of your trip in Japan ^^
I've spent a very pleasant evening with Ikki, hitting a couple of bars in Ginza, very charming places I couldn't have found on my own. He's been a precious guide to better understand Japanese thought and way of life. I enjoyed very much the interaction and the helpful insights.
So happy that these beautiful couple booked me and gave me the liberty to show them around the aura-filled and fantastic bars we visited on that night in Ginza. I really appreciate your curiousity in learning about what I have to say about Japanese culture and society in general (being a long-time resident here, valid enough to switch cultural and cool-tural glasses and take objective stances on different matters). Your sharp and tingling questions about living here and what is the essence of Japan and being a Japanese on the whole really sparked some deep-shoved emotions and experience I had in my early years of exploring the country as an exchange student back then. It was a pleasant sharing of my experiences and opinion regarding all things under the sun especially those touching the cultural differences between Japan and the rest of the world! Hope you enjoy your Hakone Romantic Getaway and Kyoto Escapade as well! Ciao and until the next time around again then guys ^^