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  (4) Reviews
Send message only 10 days available in January
US$ 30 Hourly rate Price up to 5 people
Basically, I’m available to guide anywhere you would like to visit with tranceportation fee for long distance and accommodation fee if needed.
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Last updated: 11 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Chiba , Gunma , Hakone , Ibaraki , Kamakura , Kanagawa , Mount Fuji , Narita , Nikko , Saitama , Tokyo , Yokohama

Languages English ( Business )

(4) Reviews
Hourly rate 30 USD Price up to 5 people
( Max : 15 People )
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Hello!! I’m Shin. Thank you for checking my profile. I’m a National Goverment Licenced Guide Interpreter. I have been living in Tokyo for many years and familiar with many places and events you will be interested in inside and around Tokyo from historical and cultural places to gourmet and modern sub culture. Please ask anything about Japan.

5.0 (4) Reviews
Very Good


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

1 Person
Up to 5 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate US$29.55 US$29.55 US$19.69
4 Hours US$118.19 US$118.19 US$78.78
8 Hours US$236.38 US$236.38 US$157.56

* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 20 hours maximum per day.
* People: 15 maximum

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 GoWithGuide.

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 ( 4 )
Annie Annie United Kingdom ( Family )
1 year ago

“ Kamakura and Tokyo ”

A total pleasure to have Shin show us the best of both destinations. He is knowledgeable, patient, flexible and considerate, and certainly made our trip extremely enjoyable! I recommend him without any reservations! Thank you once again, Shin!


Dear Annie, Thank you for your kind review and I also enjoyed guiding you and your family. Your husband Thomas is a wonderful person and your parents are both thoughtful and generous. Thank you again and I hope to see you again in future. Shin

Jan Jan Australia ( Friends )
1 year ago

“ A Day in Nikko ”

Shin collected myself and my friend from our hotel in Tokyo and took us to Nikko for the day. He helped us navigate peak hour train travel and came all the way back to the hotel with us to make sure we got the right trains. Filled us with lots of knowledge and history; not just about Nikko but Japan in general. No question was too hard. Shin is very likeable, speaks very good english, and looked after us very well. A great day out. Definitely a great guide to book for your travels in Japan.


Dear Jan, thank you so much for your great review about the tour I guided you and Lexi. I’m so glad to know that you had a good trip to Nikko. You were so thoughtful and generous that it was really a great time for me also to have guided you and Lexi. I hope you will have another chance to visit Japan with your husband next time in future, and look forward to guiding you again if any chance I have. Thank you again and best regards, Shin

Savvina Savvina United Kingdom ( Couple )
1 year ago

“ A great day tour around Tokyo! ”

We had a wonderful experience touring Tokyo with Shin. From the beginning he was very quick to respond to our email questions and tailor the tour to our needs. He was very friendly and has excellent communication skills. We had scheduled a full day tour but Shin even stayed with us later to show us an excellent spot to see Tokyo by night. In our tour Shin's deep knowledge of history and culture made the sights even more interesting. Shin also helped us organize our next day to visit lake Kawaguchi with printout maps and timetable schedule of the buses. That was greatly appreciated! We would definitively recommend Shin!Thank you for a great day!


Hello Savvina & Mike, I’m very glad to know that you had wonderful time in Tokyo with my guiding. More over, it was so nice to be with you talking about the Japanese culture. I was wondering how you could enjoy Lake Kawaguchi. Again, thank you for choosing me as your tour guide in Tokyo and I really look forward to seeing you again sometime in future. The best regards to you both. Shin

Susan Susan Canada ( Friends )
1 year ago

“ Private tour: Shinjuku nightlife - an experience to share ”

One of our most memorable and unforgettable evenings in Tokyo! As seasoned travellers we wanted to experience Tokyo subculture in Shinjuku and needed someone to accommodate our 100% customized request. Shin quickly rose to the challenge. If you want to learn about the people, experience the culture and have some intelligent conversation, I would highly recommend Shin. It quickly becomes evident that his knowledge and experience goes far beyond his modest profile. The evening was all that we needed and would not have been attainable with the standard, scripted, whistle stop tours that are so prevalent today. We have so many good stories to take back home. Thanks Shin!


Dear Susan, thank you so much for your review message!! I was wondering how much you were satisfied with my guiding but I was excited to read your message and it really encourages me. Thank you again and I will be more than pleased to guide you again if any chance next time.