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  (5) Reviews
Send message only 5 days available in January
US$ 39 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
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Cities where I can guide: Hakone , Kamakura , Kanagawa , Tokyo , Yokohama

Languages English ( Business ), Japanese ( Conversational )

(5) Reviews
Hourly rate 39 USD Price up to 4 people
( Max : 8 People )
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Japanese culture are very rich and beautiful. Some looks very simple, but if you know the background of designing and how they were used, you will understand it pretty deep and inspiring. It is my pleasure to help visitors enjoy and understand essence of Japanese culture via two-way communication and experience. Before becoming the guide, I had worked with global companies for more than 30 years and I had always enjoyed discussions with my counterparts in foreign countries. I am certifeid Kimono consultant and the experienced tea master, so you can also enjoyed experiences of wearing Kimono and the Tea ceremony in addition to the tours if you would like.

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

1 Person
Up to 4 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate US$39.28 US$39.28 US$4.91
4 Hours US$157.14 US$157.14 US$19.63
7 Hours US$274.99 US$274.99 US$34.36

* Duration: 3 hours minimum and 7 hours maximum per day.
* People: 8 maximum

Private Tours

Tea ceremony, Origami and Furoshiki Experience

(5) Reviews
by Tomoko
Are you interested in experiencing authentic Japanese arts and culture? Enjoy three traditional Japanese arts such as, the tea ceremony, Origami (tradit...
2.5 Hours US$ 48 per person

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 ( 5 )
SURAVI SURAVI India ( Family )
2 years ago

“ Extremely polite, efficient and friendly ”

I had the pleasure of meeting Tomoko for our one night tour of Shinjuku. Even though we were staying in Shinjuku, I preferred to hire a guide for the walking tour at night especially for visiting Kabukicho area. She is an excellent guide, very polite, knowledgeable and speaks very good english and communicates well. She gladly customized the tour duration to our need. I wish I had planned some of the day time tours also with her. I would strongly recommend hiring her to get to know more about the places you are visiting.


Thank you very much for very thoughtful and warm comments. Suravi and her parents were very nice family to be with. Our trip time was not long, but I also had a wonderful time with them. She was attentive and showed her interests to every places I guided. I truly hope that they come back again to join my different tour.

Karen Karen Kuwait ( Family )
2 years ago

“ An amazing and fun insight into Japanese Culture and Tradition ”

This was a brilliant trip for us; suitable for children and adults (we are 47, 44, 13 and 10), and holding all of our attention throughout. Tomoko speaks perfect English, was always prompt in answering our questions in the build up to our trip, and even came to pick us up at our hostel and dropped us off at the end of our time with her. We did origami, kimono wearing, furoshiki (gift wrapping with a single piece of cloth) and finished with a tea ceremony (both with her making it and serving us, and then a chance for us all to make it and serve her and each other!) - all at her house. Great instruction, loads of fun and pics, loads of answered questions (on a wide range of topics) and an amazing time had by all. Did not rush us at all. A perfect way for children to experience it all... read more


Thank you very much for a great feedback. I am really flattered. In fact, I had also a wonderful time with all of you!! You were so engaged and paid attention to all activities positively, that made our tour a special one. Hope that you come back to Japan and have a time with you again. Please enjoy your rest of traip safely!!

simone Simone Australia ( Couple )
Very Good
2 years ago

“ Antique and Tokyo market tour ”

Tomoko was very sweet and organised a great itinerary. Unfortunately the weather did not agree with us on the day so we were unable to do all that was planned. It was great to have a locals knowledge of the less populated shrines and areas. She took us to some wonderful areas. Unfortunately in the rush to get back to the hotel and airport the antique Kokeshi Dolls that I bought were lost, left in the taxi maybe?


I am so sorry to hear that you lost the antique Kokeshi Dolls.... It was too rush to get back to the airport, and I should have managed time better so that you could have more time to return. However, I personally, really enjoyed traveling with you. You and your friend were very nice with alot of a interest and respect to Japanese culture and warm attitude towards me in spite of various changes in plans and schedules. Really hope that you come back to Japan again, so that I will sure to make up.

minal Minal India ( Friends )
Very Good
2 years ago

“ Super Kamakura ”

Tomoko did a good job guiding Kamakura. She also selected a wonderful seaside place for vegetarian lunch. And went out of the way to take us to Ginza which we really appreciated and will definitely remember her and are very thankful.


Dear Minal, Thank you very much for your feedback. I truly enjoy traveling together with you and your friends. Really hope to see you again!!

Dorie Dorie United States ( Friends )
Very Good
3 years ago

“ Very kind / Good Communication ”

Tomoko was very good! She helped us so much with figuring out how to get around in Japan and we really enjoyed our time with her in Shibuya, Omotesando, and Harajuku. She is easy to understand and very kind.


Dear Dorie, Thank you very much for your kind message. I really glad to hear that you enjoyed places we visited in spite that there were so many people there. I also enjoyed communication with both of you very much during the tour. Hope to see you again!!