Ikki O.

5.00(4) reviews
 

Available Areas

Chiba, Saitama (Living), Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, Nikko, Yokohama

 

Languages

English, Japanese, Tagalog

 

Response Time

6 hours on average

 

Availability updated

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About

My name is Ikki and I work primarily as a private concierge, consultant, an interpreter/translator/negotiator and also serve as a tour guide for some high-profile CEOs and celebrities.

I am not a regular tour guide but an extra-ordinary tour guide.

If not working as a premium tour guide for some companies and agencies I am connected with, I work as a photographer / creative which means I can document your stay with beautiful photos and video coverage/s. But mainly, I run an online shopping website curating Japanese arts and antiques mixed with premium vintage and street fashion clothing. My passion is in curating the beautiful works of arts, antiques and fashion that Japan has to offer. I work with museum curators, top notch art collectors, auction houses, fashion designers and interiors designers and/or specialists worldwide. This triple lights profile is an outlet for me to meet interesting people who values time and intellectual companionship in a tour rather than just having a "tour" per se.

I can drive and show around Japan and become totally a part of your Japan experience, providing you an out-of-the-box approach using off-the-beaten path adventures which surely will be enjoyable and full of fun. Just think of me as the Asian version of Jason Statham in the movie - The Transporter - I do that kind of thing most of the time mainly and armed with my camera.

I enjoy witty conversations with dips of comedy and laughter here and there - while plugging some interesting facts and information about Japanese culture from the prying eyes of a long-term resident of Japan. I have been living here since I came to study for university for a total of 18 years (half of my life) and been digging deep into being a Japan lover ever since.

Tours

Tokyo Family-Friendly Day Tour [Specialized and customized for families]

Tokyo
8 hours

The concept of this package is for me to conduct a family-friendly tour - which means I am focused on building rapport within the family group while doing the tour itself. I will take special consideration of the children, old members of the family in detailing / planning for your tours and the overall movement of the group. I will put more emphasis on creating a solid and fun experience for all.

FROM$353/ per group

Mind-blowing "DEEP TOKYO / JAPAN" - Night Life Tour

Tokyo
3 hours

This tour is for audiences who are eager to explore the DEEP TOKYO or DEEP JAPAN thru different forms of nightlife entertainment. I can tailor-fit visits to such places where you can connect with the locals and eagerly meet them for some sort of cultural exchange and communication while I share my insights about their peculiarity/behavior.

FROM$135/ per person

TOKYO Night Life / Bar-hopping Tour with Deep and Intellectual Conversation/Discussion and Dinner

Tokyo
3 hours

You can hire me to accompany you to your meals / dinner and have meaningful, insightful and deep conversations about Japanese culture, society and other aspects of living here in this country being a long-term resident. This is my personal take in sharing my wisdom and observations to similarly "lost in translation" co-gaijin or co-foreigners here in Japan.

FROM$224/ per person

Japanese "SUKAJAN" Souvenir Jacket - Shopping and Styling Tour ( Tokyo / Saitama )

Tokyo
8 hours

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.

FROM$359/ per group

"HYPE TOKYO" - Dope Japanese Street Fashion and Shopping Tour

Tokyo
6 hours

The theme of this tour is for me to accompany you discover the niche shops and stores that are either hidden and / or scattered all over Tokyo or nearby locations. I can accompany you in discovering these truly one-of-kind Tokyo styles and hypes. So if you are a fashionista or interested in getting to know deeper the Tokyo Fashion scene then hit me up and let us set on foot - scampering all over.

FROM$314/ per group

Authentic Japanese "Kominka" (Old-style house) Cafe Tour ( Tokyo / Saitama)

Tokyo
8 hours

Kominka literally means "old houses" and lately, there is a sprouting vintage lifestyle and antiques appreciation among the young Japanese. In this tour, we will explore and go on a Japanese "Kominka" or 古民家 Cafe Tour around Tokyo and Saitama. In a day, we can probably go around 4-5 cafes which surely will awaken your zen senses and make you learn to appreciate the roots of Japanese culture.

FROM$359/ per group

Reviews

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Janelle V.

Jan 19, 2020

TOKYO AT NIGHT

Our family of 6 did a night tour of Tokyo with Ikki a few weeks ago. He was very informative and a fun guide. He took us to all the spots we asked and then some. He gave our kids great advice on where they should come back and hang out in the club area of Tokyo, which they did a few nights later and had a great time. Ikki was really easy gong and knew his stuff so it made for a really great introduction to nightlife in Tokyo. He also gave us lots of tips on things to see on our last few days there and some new ideas we had not thought of. It was nice to see it through a locals eyes. We would definitely book to have Ikki guide us again when we come back and we highly recommend him for both young and older people. Thanks Ikki for a great and memorable tour.

Ikki O.

Thanks for entrusting me your stay guys, I felt part of the family gang by the end of the sweet tours we had. I am so happy to have shared my insights, experiences and wisdom with you all. I appreciate your enthusiasm and thus, I was naturally being more expressive as you allowed me to enter your worlds and share that wonderful night full of organismic conversations about socio-cultural movements around the world and the dilemma that Australia is facing right now amidst multi-culturalism and being diverse. Needless to say, I felt lonely heading back home having that "emptiness" when just a while ago we were just all together. I felt connected. And when things just started to become more exciting we had to part ways so it was a sort of a melancholic then. But I am very sure that the pleasant exhanges and connection will continue to be a reverie forever in our hearts <3 Until the next time and hope that Australia remains strong amidst the wildfires due our alarming state of woldwide climate change. Truly, tours such as this, is not a tour anymore. It is a multi-cultural exchange that is apt for our vastly moving societies and accelerated interactions amongst the people here in our planet.

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Dagmar L.

Nov 18, 2019

Great help

Very good guide, helped us perfectly to get around in Tokyo.!

Ikki O.

❤ This trip was truly a perfect example of being a premium tour consultant and specialist on call ❤ In a very very short notice of 1 night ( less than 12 hours ) before the actual trip, I am glad I was able to make the necessary adjustments and arrangements to have been able accomodate your big group. I am so honored to have been chosen by your strong more than 25 person Delegation made of high-profile professionals, professors, art enthusiasts and cultural lovers of Japan - among the rest of other guides here. I take pride in serving and making the impossible things to be possible while keeping the standards and exceeding expectations always. The Bonsai nursery trip was definitely a kill, matched with the elegant and beautiful tea ceremony experience shared by everyone and topped with a kimono wearing experience and pictorial in the wonderful Japanese Garden filled with Bonsais and surrounded by nature. Soon after, we found ourselves in awe of the vast space around the Tokyo Imperial Palace, checking out the monument of the legendary Samurai - Kusunoki Masashige and having a joy-ride around the circumferential moat protecting the palace from ninja assasins and shinobis during the Castle's Edo heydays. As we headed to visit Harajuku and marvel at the architectural genius of Kenzo Tange symbolized by the Yoyogi Athletic Stadium (circa 1964 Tokyo Olympics), I realized that our poetic group was syncing with Haiku verses of nature and urbanization vis-a-vis the serious dilemma advance countries are having - decreasing population, lack of young talent and exodus of homebred human capital. I am pretty sure, we all had a great pleasure and company celebrating multi-"cool-tural" exchanges in unusual flavors. At the end, it was a joyful parting with terrible amounts of smiles and hugs served. Success In a very very short notice of 1 night ( less than 12 hours ) before the actual trip, I am glad I was able to make the necessary adjustments and arrangements to have been able accomodate your big group. I am so honored to have been chose by your strong more than 25 person Delegation made of high-profile professionals, professors, art enthusiasts and cultural lovers of Japan. The Bonsai nursery trip was definitely a kill, matched with the elegant and beautiful tea ceremony experience shared by everyone and topped with a kimono wearing experience and pictorial in the wonderful Japanese Garden filled with Bonsais and surrounded by nature. Soon after, we found ourselves in awe of the vast space around the Tokyo Imperial Palace, checking out the monument of the legendary Samurai - Kusunoki Masashige and having a joy-ride around the circumferential moat protecting the palace from ninja assasins and shinobis during the Castle's Edo heydays. As we headed to visit Harajuku and marvel at the architectural genius of Kenzo Tange symbolized by the Yoyogi Athletic Stadium (circa 1964 Tokyo Olympics), I realized that our poetic group was syncing with Haiku verses of nature and urbanization vis-a-vis the serious dilemma advance countries are having - decreasing population, lack of young talent and exodus of homebred human capital. I am pretty sure, we all had a great pleasure and company celebrating multi-"cool-tural" exchanges in unusual flavors. At the end, it was a joyful parting with terrible amounts of smiles and hugs served. Success ♡(♡´❍`♡)*✧ ✰ 。* (。♥‿♥。)

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Fardin M.

Oct 12, 2019

Knowledgeable, thorough, and extremely friendly

Ikki was fantastic. From beginning to end. I could not have imagined a better tour and experience. Ikki covered all of Tokyo in a day's time. Not only did he provide the history of each site, but he also gave us a taste of Tokyo's modern culture. Moreover, he was so nice with a great personality and he became a close friend when it was all said and done. Thank you for everything Ikki. We had an amazing time. I highly recommend to anyone looking for a personal tour.

Ikki O.

Thanks for the wonder time as well. Just hang on a bit as I’m still trying to edit some nice pics and will collating them all as the highlights of your Japan vacay blast. Take care of the impending typhoon and all hope you enjoy every moment you spend here. I will be here if you need any assistance all the way !

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Kitty V.

Sep 24, 2019

Short Notice for Travel Guide to accompany a Group

We arranged a Guided Tour on behalf of our Client who gave us extremely short notice Even though our brief was daunting at first, Ikki jumped in with enthusiasm to make the best of the trip. He met with the Host of the Group to look at options and make to make suggestions. Ikki is well spoken and professional and being a photographer, he can also provide you with photos of the trip.

Ikki O.

It was my pleasure making the impossible become possible. The task was daunting but I am happy i was able to make out the best possible scenario out of the given options and tight situation. Please enjoy the photos and I will be sending them all shortly for your viewing pleasure. Until the next time again!