This is a customized tour that is designed based on your interests.
Before you book me, let me know about you, your age, things you like, your interests etc..
If there is somewhere you want to visit in the city, or something you want to do, please let me know.
Let's make your journey memorable one together.
At your hotel
At your hotel
The whole itinerary is designed only for you, based on your request, and guided by Tokyo local in friendly atmosphere.
You can enjoy walking, train or subway ride, going deep into the city and enjoy feeling the smell, sound, atmosphere of each streets and places, examining people passing by.
Please contact me and let me know if you have any places that you wish to visit in Tokyo.
If you have no idea where to visit, I will suggest some places that meet your interests.
I will design a tour for you based on your request as much as I can.
On the day of the tour, I will be as flexible as possible.
¥42000 (¥6000×7h) for guide fee
¥3000 for transportations for guide (including round-trip fare from guide's to your hotel)
Costs for foods & drinks, entrance fee, for you and guide.
Transportations for participants.
Please note that above costs are needed on the day of the tour.
Available only for more than 7 hour tour.
Not available for middle people including travel agents, travel advisors.
1) This is not a bus tour or private-car tour. Please note that main means of transportation in this tour is your foot(!) and public transportations.
2) Sometime it takes time to design itinerary, so I am appreciated if you book this tour at least by a week in advance of the date of the tour.
3) I only make contact with future participants of my tour, not with middle men (such as tour company personnel), to avoid confusion and misunderstanding.
I had the pleasure of being guided through Tokyo by Akira, and I must say, it was an unforgettable experience. Akira's knowledge and passion for the city shone through from the moment we started the tour. Akira's deep understanding of Tokyo's history, culture, and hidden gems made the tour incredibly informative and engaging. They took us to places we would have never discovered on our own, and each stop was accompanied by fascinating stories and insights. Akira's fluency in both English and Japanese was a huge plus, as it allowed for seamless communication and a deeper connection to the local culture. What truly set Akira apart was their enthusiasm and genuine interest in making our tour special. They tailored the experience to our interests, making sure we got to see and do exactly what we wanted. Akira's warm and friendly personality made the day feel more like exploring Tokyo with a knowledgeable friend rather than a formal tour guide. I can't recommend Akira enough for anyone looking to explore Tokyo. They made our trip truly memorable, and I would gladly choose them as a guide again in the future. If you want to uncover the heart of Tokyo with an exceptional guide, Akira is the one to choose. Thank you, Akira, for an amazing day of exploration and learning!
Dear John, Thank you so much for the great review. I am very happy that you had a great time. I remember your father said "We don't have this..." with his unique silent surprise while we were in subways, while we were walking in the main street of the district we visited. It is such a nice experience to realize once in a while that what normal for us is not normal, and something new, for other people. I remember you and your father were so focusing on what you two were looking for in the shops that we visited. It is another nice experience to see people so focusing that enjoying being in each moment fully. On that day, were basically staying in one district which is rare for my tour, and I, even local tour guide like me, learned today that there were still many things I didn’t know, and 7 hours we shared seemed very short. Thank you so much for giving me a chance for the discovery. I am wishing that you will have a great time for the rest of your Japan trip. I am looking forward to another chance to explore my loving city together. Sincerely, Akira
We had a great day with Akira in the Tokyo area. We already had a number of things booked and wanted to see some things the average tourist would not see on their own. He took us to local neighborhoods, local eateries, a local shrine and temple as well as a few of the larger attractions. He also gave us tips on catching the trains and was generally a wealth of knowledge. He really made an effort to communicate with our two teenagers. Highly recommended guide and really reasonably priced.
Dear Matt, Thank you so much for the great review. I was wondering if the tour was bit too local for your family, however I am now happy that you all had a great time experiencing what I call Tokyo With No Makeup. Thank you so much for having me as a guide and thank you for letting me be a part of your happy family trip to my loving country. Please enjoy the rest of the trip fully and hope to see you soon! Sincerely, Akira
We asked Akira to take us to local neighbourhoods and he really delivered. We had a wonderful day with him - he is very knowledgable and really enjoyed showing the less touristy side of his city. We would gladly book him again to do some more exploring in Tokyo.
Dear Connie, Thank you so much for the great review. It was a nice day to explore unostentatious side of Tokyo. I am so happy to see you and your wonderful husband enjoying walking in some streets and some narrow alleyways and enjoying having very local foods at real local restaurant. I am so glad you liked the grilled mackerel at the restaurant. That was really a good choice. Next time, I will recommend same mackerel but simmered one. I have a feeling that you will love it too. I am looking forward to another chance to explore my loving city together. Sincerely, Akira
Had many discussions with Akira before the day our tour was scheduled. He was easy to contact, response time was very quick and he is a nice honest guy whose English is excellent. All that being said, on the day of our tour a typhoon rolled in. Akira checked in with us and indicated that a walking tour didnt make much sense given impacts to public transit due to the storm and the unpleasantness of doing a walking tour in a storm. A less reputable guide would have done the tour anyway and grabbed the money. We appreciate that he wanted to ensure the best tour possible and this was not possible given the weather. Thank you Akira!
Dear Dave, Thank you so much for the great review. I wish I could be the god of almighty that could change the weather. It always makes me feel sad to make a decision to cancel any of my tour. Not only because loosing a source of income (!) but most importantly, loosing another chance to meet nice people from all over the world. Guiding is fun and I love this job. If you have another chance to come back to Tokyo, and if you wish to have a guide who do his/her job for fun, I will be happy to be your guide. Weather has been unpleasant this time, but you still have some time left until tomorrow. I am wishing that you will have a great time in this city. See you next time. Akira