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Private tour guide Ken

Ken T.

Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

Other than spending five years in Portland, Oregon (US) when I was a small child, I have lived in Tokyo all my life.

I was extremely lucky to be able to see a different culture as well as start learning English at a young age - it's certainly helping with what I do now! After about 10 years in the shipping industry, I became a tour guide back in 2015 and mainly provide personalized tours within the Tokyo area.

Most of my tours are done with use of the city's excellent public transportation system. Not only is it the best way to efficiently get around the city, it also gives you a good view of the way of life for locals living in Tokyo. After spending the first day or two of your stay with me, you should feel confidence in navigating the city by yourself and feel like you are a Tokyoite yourself! My tours should also be a good alternative to bus tours, since you have more freedom and the chance to directly ask the guide about any questions regarding Tokyo and Japan.

I am looking forward to showing you around my city.

***Starting August, I am providing complimentary WiFi on all my tours. You have access to my pocket WiFi device for doing any research or sending photos to your family/friends during the tour.

A Recent Review of this guide

We had an excellent experience touring around Tokyo with Ken. We were concerned about getting train tickets to Kyoto and to Narita so we asked Ken to help us out before we started the tour. He was most accommodating and took us to the train stations to buy the tickets and then showed us exactly what we were supposed to do. His instructions were excellent and we took our trains without any problem. He showed us all around Tokyo and was very responsive to all of our questions. Excellent guide!
Mary Lenore Fines

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Credentials

Four years of tour guiding experience-
National Guide Certificate No. EN03331
Domestic tour conductor permit No. 05-14-DT43280

Restrictions

Tours are provided with use of public transportation. Taxis can be used in case walking long distances is not desired.

Guide Requirements for Japan

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Tours by Ken T.

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Private tour guide Ken

See the Snow Monkeys in Nagano

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Do a day-trip from Tokyo on the bullet trains to see the monkeys relax,...

374 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

8 hours

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Family-Friendly Tokyo Day Tour

A customized experience to meet interests for everyone in the family

281 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

6 hours

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Tour of Nikko, World Heritage Area

Exploring the best of Japanese architecture from 17th century

304 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

4 hours 30 min.

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Tokyo Express - Half Day Tour

A quick look at Japan's largest city

187 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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