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Tour Guide - Tim D.

Tim D.

5.00 / 5
(4 reviews)
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Available Areas

Tokyo (Living)

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Languages

English (Native), Japanese (Native), French

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Response Time

4 hours on average

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Tour Categories

Food & Drink
Nightlife

About Tour Guide Tim D.

I came to Japan in 1998, intending to stay a few months, but enjoying Japan, I never left. I was intrigued by the history, culture, language, and food. And the fascination and excitement of exploring and learning new things about Japan still exists with me today. The variety and choices of things to do and places to go can be overwhelming. I can offer you suggestions and a unique perspective on Japan. I can share local knowledge about things often missed. Fluent in Japanese with a master's degree in Japanese Studies and living in Japan for over 20 years, I can be your guide.

Important

Weekdays after 5pm and weekends, day and night are available.

Tours

Shinjuku Kabukicho & Golden Gai Walking Tourcover image

Shinjuku Kabukicho & Golden Gai Walking Tour

Tokyo
3 hours

A trip to Tokyo would not be complete without a visit to Shinjuku, home to Omoide Yokocho, Kabukicho, and the Golden Gai, some of Japan's most unique places. Enjoy Japanese soul food and soak in the atmosphere and neon lights in Japan's liveliest district! See and experience hidden gems that otherwise would not have been known without a guide. Customization of eating and drinking locations is possible on this tour, as well as exploring other areas.

FROM$188/ per group
Shibuya and Shinjuku Tokyo Backstreets Tourcover image

Shibuya and Shinjuku Tokyo Backstreets Tour

Tokyo
4 hours

A trip to Tokyo would not be complete without a visit to Shibuya and Shinjuku, two of Japan's most unique places. See and experience the big city and walk backstreet lantern-lit hidden gem alleyways of Tokyo. Enjoy Japanese soul food, have a chat, and share a drink with a local. Customization of eating and drinking locations is possible on this tour, as well as exploring other areas. Put your smartphone map away. I'll be your guide.

FROM$219/ per group
Tokyo Sushi Adventure: A Culinary Journey Off the Beaten Pathcover image

Tokyo Sushi Adventure: A Culinary Journey Off the Beaten Path

Tokyo
3 hours

Escape the tourist crowds and immerse yourself in the authentic charm of Tokyo's local neighborhoods on this off-the-beaten-path sushi tour. Discover hidden culinary gems, savor traditional flavors, and connect with the heart and soul of Japan's culinary heritage. This immersive experience combines the artistry of sushi, the richness of Japanese sake, and the warmth of traditional coffee culture, topped off with a sweet farewell.

FROM$250/ per group
Tokyo in a Day: Iconic Landmarks and Cultural Gems Tourcover image

Tokyo in a Day: Iconic Landmarks and Cultural Gems Tour

Tokyo
10 hours

Experience the best of Tokyo in a single day with this comprehensive tour, blending tradition and modernity. Start at the bustling Tsukiji Outer Market for fresh seafood, then explore upscale shopping in Ginza. Visit historic Asakusa and the iconic Senso-ji Temple. After a traditional lunch, dive into the lively Ameyokocho market. Conclude in Akihabara, the famous electronics and anime district, with a themed dinner. This tour provides a perfect snapshot of Tokyo's diverse attractions.

FROM$375/ per group

Tim D. Japan Tour Reviews

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Derin A.

5 / 5
Jun 24, 2024

Shibuya and Shinjuku Tokyo Backstreets Tour

Tokyo
4 hours

Amazing tour of Shinjuku

Great evening tour with Tim in Shinjuku. This is a rather overwhelming side of Tokyo, however under Tim's impeccable guidance it became a rather exhilarating evening. I would never have been able to navigate this on my own. Thank you Tim for a lovely unique experience.

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Dominique C.

5 / 5
Jun 18, 2024

Shinjuku Kabukicho & Golden Gai Walking Tour

Tokyo
3 hours

Unbeatable Experience!

Where do I begin? What an incredible evening with Tim! This was by far one of our favorite evenings in Tokyo. First of, Tim is an American who has lived in Japan for many years, so he is fluent in Japanese. This was really beneficial as he was able to explain in detail the history of the Golden Gai and Omoide Yokocho in a way that was very entertaining and easy to understand. While we had good Japanese guides, having a native english speaker and someone familar with our own culture made the tour feel extremely personalized. We were taken to some extremely tiny bars and traditional restaurants and we thoroughly enjoyed the sights, sounds and tastes of these unique night life areas of Tokyo. Next time I visit Tokyo I will definitely do this tour with Tim again.

Dominique  C.

Dominique, thank you so much for joining me! You and your group were so fun to be with. Thank you for the great pictures and night together. Please join me again if you come back to Japan.

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Kiko R.

5 / 5
Apr 15, 2024

Shibuya and Shinjuku Tokyo Backstreets Tour

Tokyo
4 hours

Amazing nightlife in Tokyo with Tim

We were a group of 6 friends who wanted to discover the nightlife side of Tokyo. We booked a private tour with Tim and he didn’t disappoint ! Tim was very knowledgable and was able to explain to us the local culture and traditions in perfect English-Canadian. We had so many questions for him and he answered them in a very informative way through his Japanese lenses having lived there for over 25 years and helped us understand how it is different or similar from his westerner background. Don’t feel shy to ask him anything, even the weirdest questions, he will answer you with a straight face! We stopped at 3 places and the last stop was a great bar with so much personality. We would definitely recommend Tim to our friends and family.

Kiko R.

Kiko, thank you so much for joining me! You and your group were so much fun to be with. I enjoyed your company immensely. I appreciated your inquisitiveness and curiosity about Japan. Please join me again if you come back to Japan.