Koji Kimura Private tour guide in Tokyo - Japan

Koji Kimura

Guide profile:

Would you like to have a private guide who caters to all of your needs when you are in Tokyo? I'll offer you a stress-free, enjoyable, and memorable trip in which you can feel as if you are guided by your local Japanese friend with personal warmth and without any language barrier.

Hello, my name is Koichiro (You can call me Koji:). I've stayed in Southern California for 3 years and graduated from an American college there. I am a licensed, professional English-speaking tour guide who loves having great time with people and would be truly glad to show you around Tokyo by sharing my knowledge and experiences as a professional guide and as a local. I'm more than happy to introduce you to hidden gems, authentic restaurants, and bars in Tokyo (Tokyo has the best food!).

I'd like to guide you as my real friend and will offer sheer hospitality and friendship to you so that you can truly value the moments in Tokyo. I believe sharing great time with local people with different backgrounds is the most inspirational, treasurable experience in our lives! I'll explain Japanese things through the eyes of local Japanese so that you can have clearer ideas on what they really are.

I can draw up your original travel plan and am always flexible to your request, so please feel free to message me for any questions/suggestions:)

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Viive N.

Koichiro is perfect tour guide, he is extremely knowledgable about Tokyo tourist highlights and Japanese history and he speaks very good English. He was also very flexible and responsive to all our wishes. In addition to showing us all the major sights in Tokyo, he also introduced us to Japanese cuisine and took us to fantastic little restaurants that we would have never found ourselves. Our family recommends Koichiro warmly to all families wishing to explore Tokyo.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

Tokyo has a lot to offer! I can tailor-make your itinerary based on your preferences. Please feel free to ask me any questions! If you're not sure about where to visit or what to do here, I'd recommend my tours, Tokyo Highlights Tour 1st Day(and possibly with 2nd Day) because they cover all the major sightseeing spots in Tokyo.

Transportation by tour guide:

We will use public transportation.

*My transportation, meals, and entrance fees during the tour are not included in the guide fee.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

Exploring Tokyo's old downtown Shibamata Price Per Group 240.00 USD
Tokyo Highlights Tour 1st Day Price Per Group 240.00 USD
Tokyo Highlights Tour 2nd Day Price Per Group 240.00 USD

Tour guide interests:

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Viive N. 05 Jan 2019

Koichiro is perfect tour guide, he is extremely knowledgable about Tokyo tourist highlights and Japanese history and he speaks very good English. He was also very flexible and responsive to all our wishes. In addition to showing us all the major sights in Tokyo, he also introduced us to Japanese cuisine and took us to fantastic little restaurants that we would have never found ourselves. Our family recommends Koichiro warmly to all families wishing to explore Tokyo.

5 stars Bennett L. 27 Sep 2018

Our visit to Tokyo was immeasurably better with Koji as our guide. We breezed through the subway system efficiently and toured great sites and eateries. Even after our two days with him there were places we expressed interest in and he followed up with an unsolicited, comprehensive yet concise email telling us how to get to them and effectively use our time. He is obsessed with your satisfaction and an absolute pleasure to work with. If we return to Tokyo we would seek him out in a second.

5 stars Faye A. 13 Jul 2018

Koji did a wonderful job in taking me to anime stores to help me find products that I want, best ramen and sushi restaurants that I've tried in my life! He's funny and a great companion to be with. I recommend anyone to hire him. Arigato Koji-san!:) - Faye Miche

5 stars Hong V. 11 Jul 2018

We had a great day in Tokyo with Koichiro. He was very nice and flexible. Due to the heat, we chose to chamge the itinerary and went to Teamlab for the afternoon and our daughters loved it! Koichiro also followed up with recommendations and step by step directions for places for us to go to the next day. Thank you so much Koichiro!

5 stars Ryan V. 04 Jun 2018

I had a special surprise planned for my girlfriend when visiting Tokyo (proposal) and really wanted someone to capture the moment for us. Koji planned the most perfect itinerary and was so incredibly guide during an evening we will never forget. Leading up to our tour he provided so much great feedback and research in regards to places to visit and experience. I feel we met Koji as our guide, but finished with him being our friend. he's definitely going to receive a wedding invite!

5 stars Sandra N. 28 May 2018

This tour reminded me of my first visit to Japan when my dad and I got lost in a neighborhood. Yet the expression “Off the beaten path” defined this magic. Koichiro relived it and gave me a sense of normal Japanese life. It’s music to my ears to hear the Japanese dialogue between Koichiro and another Japanese. I appreciate his effort to achieve beyond what is enough to make this tour informative! I hope a real fox comes his way and brings him luck. Thank you for making the magic possible. God bl

5 stars Bill A. 19 May 2018

Koichiro (Koji to me, my son, and grandson) was a wonderful tour guide for our first day in Japan and quickly became a friend to all of us. We had some very specific sites we wanted to see, and Koji fit them easily into our tour. Koji knows the city, history, and culture very well and will take you to those out-of-the-way places that not many tourist see. If you’re a foodie, he knows all the restaurants no matter what type of food you’re hungry for. Highly recommended!

5 stars Sondra B. 10 May 2018

Koji was such a delight from the time that I requested his services until the time we said farewell. We had very specific details all centered around food, wanting to taste as many specialties as we could. He did a great job researching this for us to take us to the best places. We had sushi at Tsujuki Market, a few different kinds of ramen, the BEST tonkatsu that melted in your mouth. We went to the food cellar at the basement of a department store and so much more. He is super kind, patient and would hire him again and again. He is fun to be with, so smart and if he doesn't know he gets the information as quick as possible. He was also very flexible. Again, I can't say enough good things. What a gem.

5 stars Christine N. 06 Apr 2018

We had the most remarkable Girl's Trip with our tour guide Mr. Kimura. Everything was perfect, and we felt that he really cared about us, and did his best to make this trip memorable. He was able to take us shopping for the best bags and pick excellent places for food. It was the most eye-opening, adventurous, and stunning journey in Japan. We will come back for a 2nd Girl trip, and we will choose him again for a private tour!!!!

5 stars Kris D. 09 Mar 2018

Koji is an incredible guide and a gentleman. His hospitality is world-class.

He is intimately aware of all the great spots in Tokyo, and was able to craft a multi-day tour for us that was both memorable and exciting. He understood the kind of trip we wanted instantly and went to work on creating an action packed adventure that included a variety of destinations - many that we had never ever heard of before!

We felt we made a personal connection with Koji and now consider him a friend.

5 stars J.T. C. 19 Feb 2018

Koichiro is an expert. Koichiro is now our family's friend. Japan was our all-time favorite vacation, thanks greatly to his expertise. Koichiro showed us exactly what we asked for and much more. He is an asset to have along. Excellent knowledge of the standard must-sees and the hidden gems. We ate, laughed, toured and ate some more. We met many local people and saw some very neat local things, oh, and ate some more and drank tea. We recommend multiple days spent with him. We will meet him again.

5 stars Gah-Yee W. 04 Jan 2018

Kim was a great tour guide! He was well prepared and put together a great itinerary based on our interests and also prior commitments, ensuring we ended in an appropriate location. On both days, we had some last minute changes and Kim was flexible and amendable.

We could not have asked for a better guide! Without Kim, we know we could not have navigated the Tokyo train system and we would not have been able to see as much as we did. Thanks Kim!!

5 stars Jonathan L. P. 07 Nov 2017

Koji was a fantastic guide, providing a really enjoyable day full of fantastic sights in Tokyo as well as providing an excellent insight in to the modern day culture of Tokyo.

5 stars GEORGE H. 04 Oct 2017

“Kim” was more than an excellent guide, but a host - a true Japanese man that speaks your language!

He’s patient, flexible and knowledgeable; leading to a stress free time. This led to us being full relaxed and being able to fall in love with Japan - we felt like locals.

Thank you Kim - we want to return!

5 stars HONG T. 16 Jul 2017

He is very nice & friendly. If you want to try local food then go to him :)

5 stars adriana D. C. 11 Jul 2017

We had a great time in Tokyo with Kochiro. He was very professional and friendly. He helped us getting a doctor that came to hotel at 11pm and even offered to come and translate at that time. He knows the city well. We used train and metro all around. Very punctual and organized a great tour for us. He was very accomadting as well. We had a great in Tokyo with Kochiro! We would hughly reccomend him to anyone!

-Vicki and Adriana De Castro

5 stars Peter V. 17 Jun 2017

First class.

5 stars Will O. 21 May 2017

We have used many guides in Tokyo and Koichiro is one of the best guides we have ever had in Japan!! He is extremely knowledgable and was very flexible with our schedule that constantly changed. We made several requests for specific items that we were looking for before we came to Japan and he brought us to specialty shops that carried these items that we would have never found on our own. He was also extremely kind and courteous!! We wish we could give him 20 stars! Highly recommended!!!!

5 stars John S. 12 May 2017

From Fugu Ramen to Kobe Beef in tokyo, Kinatoya Bake mini -Cheese Tart to Cookies From The tokyo cheese factory, to the famous rice crackers at Tokyo station, Koichiro will point the way for u to taste these delicious and mind-blowing delights and good eats. For me, he is the best guy ever, and is very flexible with your tour schedule... You will find yourself less stressful with him on your side... would book him again next time I visit tokyo.

5 stars Dominic N. 15 Apr 2017

Koichiro was very polite and friendly throughout the tour. Our day took an unexpected detour when I lost my wallet on the train. We went to the police station and he helped me filed a report. When they called to tell us a day later that it was found, Koichiro met me at the train station to pick it up. While on the tour, he offered to pay for souvenirs until my wallet is found. He also knows some really good local restaurants. Overall, a very positive experience and a great tour guide.

5 stars Jay N. 13 Apr 2017

Koichiro was an excellent guide and i have just been dropped back to my hotel at the exact planned time. The tour was a day trip to the Suntory Hakushu distillery and Koichiro planned everything beautifully. Absolutely faultless and I highly recommended. Please book him, he's the best guide I've used in Japan yet.

5 stars Crean R. 11 Apr 2017

I had only limited time to roam around Tokyo, but indeed Koichiro san managed all stuffs.

The best activity we've done is to glance Mt. Fuji through that best crazy roller coaster ride.

It seemed to me that in spite of being a beginner, he has intuitiveness to adjust & assist everything for your convenience.

I earned much worthwhile moments to remember from Tokyo.

Thanks a lot Koichiro san for making my visit a memorable one.

5 stars Ross K. 24 Feb 2017

Excellent guide! Koichiro is outstanding. He planned a great tour for us. Well thought out and delivered with great knowledge and care. I would recommend him and will be letting my friends know to use Koichiro when they visit Tokyo.

5 stars Jerry Y. 25 Jan 2017

Koichiro was great! He is a new guide but very nice and helpful. We only had 2 days in Tokyo but he helped us see a lot and to adjust to the way locals do things. He was courteous and respectful at all times and we enjoyed having the chance to get to know him. Our 2nd day with him was absolutely perfect and I would recommend the schedule he had for us to all.

Fish market, Tower, Water bus, then shopping with many stops for Sushi!

We will always consider him our friend.

Jerry and Lana

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