Riko N.

(76) reviews

Available Areas

Chiba, Kanagawa, Tokyo (Living), Hakone, Nikko, Yokohama, Narita, Mount Fuji





Response Time

6 hours on average


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Hi, I’m Riko. I’m a national certified tour guide. I have been living in Tokyo more than 30 years, so I could say that I know Tokyo like the palm of my hand.

I love showing visitors the best this city has to offer. With me you will discover so many attractions of Tokyo. I provide private tours so that you will learn more about Tokyo and the Japanese way of life.

I can tailor the tour according to your interests to make your stay in Tokyo an unforgettable experience, perfect if you have only a short time but want to see the very best of the city or if you have more time and want to see more.

In order to make your stay more enjoyable and memorable, I am here. Please feel free to contact me, and let’s enjoy Tokyo together!!



Shafeeq K.

Jan 22, 2019

Great Guide, Many happy moments

My family and I had 2 full days in Tokyo, we booked the 2nd day with Riko, proposing a long list of places to see in this short time, the response from Riko was very quick and her suggestions / planning for the trip very apt. Still, I was very skeptical, considering we were to cover all these spots with a child. We were extremely happy end of this trip, for the immaculate planning, using all the different metro services, we were able to cover all the sites, we intended to visit. Also, she has very sound knowledge of history of the Country and the sites we visited. Most importantly, her English is very fluent and she is very sharp to guess what you finally wish to take back home. Many thanks

Riko N.

Dear Shafeeq, T Thank you so much for posting the great review for me!! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me. It was nice meeting you and your beautiful family. Actually I will close this site soon for some reason, but still will be doing a guide in Tokyo. I hope to see you again some time in the future. Thank you again,Shefeeq! Riko


Richard M.

Jan 21, 2019

Tokyo 1 Full Day

We had 4 adults and 6 children a large group to manage. Riko managed to get us to all the sites we wanted to see, the Fish Markets were a highlight. Riko's knowledge and explanation of Japanese culture and traditions was excellent. We had a wonderful time. Thanks Riko!!!

Riko N.

Dear Richard, Thank you so much for sending your review to me!! It was nice meeting you all. I hope you enjoyed skiing with your family and friends after our tour in Tokyo. Actually I will close this site soon for some reason, but still will be doing a guide. Hopefully I can see you again someday in the future. Say hi to your cute daughters! Thank you again,Richard. Riko


Dominique J.

Dec 28, 2018

Great introduction to Tokyo

One of the best travel decisions we made was hiring Riko to introduce us to Tokyo. She met us in our hotel lobby the morning after we arrived, and within moments, she was effortlessly whisking us into and through some of the densest parts of the city. A great deal of time can be lost just trying to figure out which metro line to take, where to transfer, which sites are worth your time and energy, and how to navigate your way through the city, but a guide like Riko helped us make the most efficient use of our time in balancing city and nature. We started off at the glorious outdoor Tsujiki fish market, where we visited a variety of stalls featuring an unbelievably gorgeous assortment of seafood, vegetables, street food and pickled items that are unique to Japan. A visit to the nature-filled wonder of the Meiji Shrine offered a peaceful respite from the energy of the city. Then, we re-emerged with a venture down Takeshita Street where the most fashionable teenagers were sampling visually stunning treats. But our tour was so much more than visiting sites; it was a day peppered with small informal lessons in everyday etiquette, Japanese history & geography, an introduction to some of the belief systems of Shinto and Buddhism, as well as an appreciation for the seasons for when specific trees and flowers bloom. Our day with the ever-elegant Riko was by far one of the best tours we have ever taken.

Riko N.

Dear Dominique, Thank you so much for taking your time to write such a lovely review for me! I’m glad that you remember well about details of our tour and appreciate even small things during the tour. I also enjoyed touring you and your family very much. Your children are very polite and smart, your wife is fun to talk with ( I could chat with her all day long), and you are so kind and thoughtful person. Although it was only one day, it was nice meeting you all. If you have a chance to come back to Japan, I would love to show you other aspects of Tokyo and Japan. There are more and more attractions here that I want to share with you. I hope to have such an opportunity in the near future. Say hi to your wife and children from me!! Thank you again, Dominique! Riko

Eng S.

Oct 15, 2018

Riko's Best Spots of Tokyo (8h)

My friend, I and our spouses was shown around Tokyo for 8 hours on Sun 9 Sep 2018. Ms Riko arrived promptly at the hotel we stayed to meet us. I will not write on every details of our 8 hours walking tour except to comment that the places of interest that Ms Riko had chosen in her planned itinerary were much to our likings. Overall we are very pleased with Ms Riko being our guide to Tokyo for the day. She was very attentive to all our needs and is very knowledgeable. Ms Riko is an EXCELLENT guide and has all our appreciation and praises. We have no hesitation at all in recommending Ms Riko to anyone who need a guide to Tokyo.

Riko N.

Dear Eng sun, thank you so much for sending your review of the tour! It's good to hear that you are satisfied with my service. I remember that we walked a lot on the hot day. Only thing I regret is that I couldn't show you the inner market of Tsukiji Fish Market because it was closed on that day. It was nice meeting you, your wife and friends this time. If you have a chance to come to Japan again, please let me know. I would love to show you some more attractions such as Toyosu new fish market, sumo....etc. I hope to see you all again sometime in the future. Thank you again, Eng sun! Riko