To hire a private guide is inexpensive and worth the cost!
If you are looking for a tour guide in Tokyo, you reached the right website.
Thank you for coming to my website. My name is Ken Oka, a professional tour guide (Licensed by the Japanese government)and the travel supervisor in Tokyo, Japan. As a tour guide, I have some distinctive features in my guiding style. First, I am a private guide attending small groups or individuals. Second, I am contacting potential customers directly on my own website. Lastly, I am an area-specific guide concentrating on Tokyo capital city and its suburbs. Do you like to know the reasons? I explain my points of view below.
Why private guide is good for you?
Guiding is a human-to-human exchange
Last few years were exceptional time because of the worldwide pandemic. I did not have any guests from overseas for more than two years. I seriously thought of my guiding job during this period to reach a conclusion that human interaction is the most crucial life element. Conveying knowledge and information about history and culture is a part of my service, but the priority does not exist there. I believe an increasing number of happy families and retired couples will come to Japan, so I want to be a co-creator of their travel and to help them enjoy a different life and culture in Tokyo. The difficult period allowed me to realize the importance of human-to-human exchange.
A private guide is flexible, and everything is personalized
As I start a dialogue with you, I can listen well to your requests and wishes before designing your tour plan. Some like to visit famous tourist spots, while some want to avoid touristy places and see the ordinary Japanese lifestyle. I understand your interests and concerns, then propose the plan that suits your needs most. My tour mainly uses public transportation like subways or trains as Tokyo residents usually do so. Still, I may suggest a taxi or a hired car when you are worried about the long walk. The merit of a private tour guiding is its flexibility. You won’t be worried about not keeping up others in a group tour. You may change the itinerary according to the mood of the moment or weather, which is impossible in an extensive group tour.
A native Tokyoite focuses on Tokyo guide
Tokyo is an attractive, diverse city. It is vast and rapidly changing day by day. The knowledge and information obtained yesterday become outdated today. As a native Tokyoite, I feel it necessary to focus on Tokyo guiding rather than undertaking other Japanese cities. Because this way, I can update Tokyo information and maintain my guiding quality superior to others. I try to incorporate seasonal events or special exhibits that only residents know or offer places that regular tours do not show. If you plan to visit other local cities looking for a tour guide, I will help you find one through my guide network. I believe area-specific professional guides know their areas much better than me.
Happy voice from customers!
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"With Ken's unique knowledge of the ancient area and Japanese history, we have enjoyed it so much as well as learning a lot more about Japan”
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"Thanks for sharing your in-depth knowledge of Japanese history and culture with us. It was a very informative personal guided tour.”
What about the price?
Is Private guide expensive?
The above is a comment from my guest (see testimonials), but when you consider hiring me, price & payment terms must be significant. My standard guiding fee for a group of 2-4 people is Japanese Yen26,000/group for 4 hours, Yen41,600/group for 8 hours (see Price page for details), which includes public transportation expenses in Tokyo metropolitan district. In other guiding tours, you will have to pay for the travel expenses for you and a guide additionally. There is no hidden cost in my tour. Payment term is fair - only 50% deposit via PayPal at a time of booking.
If you're interested in private guides, don't hasitate to fill in a contact form!
I promise my tour will give you and your family long-lasting memories. Please take them back home as a gift! If you are interested in my guiding service, do not hesitate to fill in the contact form below and dispatch it. I promise to reply within 24 hours. Any special request is welcome, and I enjoy problem-solving and new challenges. Inquiries and consultation are free of charge. When you hire me for multiple days, a 10% discount is applicable for guiding fees of the 2nd day onwards. In case I’m not available, I can introduce you good fellow guides to you.Contact me right now!
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