Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Kyoto-Japan by Tour Guide Eriko

Eriko
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Jeffrey Heywood

United States
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Tour: #406718, Hakone Personalized Tour by the Shinkansen Bullet Train, Hakone, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 26/19

Although the weather was foggy and rainy, we still enjoyed the day with Eriko. She was very personable and used very good English.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jeffrey, thank you very much for rating. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed Hakone even on a foggy day. We couldn't see Mt. Fuji on the tour day, but I think we could enjoy beautiful nature. Also, thank you for your guest room suggestion. Utah is one of the places I want to visit some day. I will contact to you when I come to the US! Stay healthy! Eriko

Brianna Spiller

United States
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Tour: #404707, Tokyo 1-Day Personalized Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 23/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for rating. Have a great adventure! Eriko

Kimberly Smith

United Kingdom
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Tour: #491593, Kyoto, Nara, Himeji World Heritage 4-Day Tour for Kimberly Smith, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 12/19

This was the third tour I took with Eriko as my guide. This was my favorite tour in Japan! She customized this tour around my interests...historical and cultural points of interest. There was never a problem with travel arrangements. She also assisted in arranging activities that were not included during our tour. Eriko made my trip to Japan memorable and I cannot recommend her enough!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kim, thank you so much for your time and great reviews! I am very glad to hear your trip to Japan is memorable. I myself enjoyed everything with you like a friend and cultural exchanges. You remembered very well what I explained, which made me really happy. Thank you very much again for the elegant time. I will never forget it. I hope to see you again one day. Please stay healthy! Eriko

Kimberly Smith

United Kingdom
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Tour: #406717, Nikko World Heritage Day Tour for Kimberly Smith, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 11/19

This was the second tour I took with Eriko as my guide. Once again, she efficiently arranged all travel arrangements to ensure we had the most time for the tour. She is very knowledgeable on history, as well as the customs, which made our time very enjoyable. I would highly recommend this tour with Eriko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your time and a great review. We walked a lot around Nikko and enjoyed the gorgeous Toshogu Shrine and the imperial villa in beautiful autumn foliage. Thank you for another wonderful day! Eriko

Kimberly Smith

United Kingdom
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Tour: #406715, Tokyo Half-Day Personalized Tour for Kimberly Smith, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 9/19

Eriko was a wonderful tour guide! She ensured that we had no problems with travel arrangements and easily maneuvered around Tokyo. She customized this tour to my requests. We were able to pack in many sights but it did not feel rushed. I would highly recommend this tour with Eriko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your time and a great review! Eriko

Howard Rosenberg

United States
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Tour: #404707, Tokyo 1-Day Personalized Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 18/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for rating! Eriko

John Bierman

Netherlands
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Tour: #404707, Tokyo 3-Day Personalized Tour for Siem Bierman, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 27/19

We're satisfied by the way Eriko had planned and organised the day. She is also flexible towards our wishes. She is accurate, polite and friendly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for rating. I’m glad to hear you are satisfied at my plan. I will do my best to make your trip to Japan special.

Sally M.

New Zealand
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Tour: #406717, Nikko World Heritage Day Trip for Sally Mitchell, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 9/19

This was an amazing day out - Nikko is awesome. And Eriko is pretty awesome as well - she is so helpful with suggestions, and has a vast knowledge of the history and legends of this area. Her English communication is excellent, and I couldn't be happier with how things went. She made navigating Tokyo's transport system very easy, and even managed to find time to help me to shop for cold medication, in addition to the more usual tourist shopping sites. Highly recommended guide and tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sally, thank you very much for the great review for Tokyo and Nikko tour. I’m so glad to hear you produced many memories and learned a lot about Japan. You always listened to me, so I myself enjoyed being asked many questions. That was a really interesting guiding, which made me a better tour guide. I did some research on red bibs on foxes and a grave with a globe stone. I will share it with you soon. I would be very happy if I could see you and Martin one day. Best Regards, Eriko

Sally M.

New Zealand
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Tour: #404707, Tokyo 2-Day Personalized Tour for Sally Mitchell, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 7/19

Eriko is an excellent tour guide with a great knowledge of Tokyo's history and very good English communication skills. She was professional, friendly, and extremely helpful before, during and even after the tour. I learned so much and saw so many beautiful things. Even the weather (typhoon) did not stop us, as Eriko had alternative travel plans to bypass the train cancellations. Overall, an excellent experience and I highly recommend Eriko's tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sally, thank you very much for your time for the great review! Eriko

Polene L.

United States
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Tour: #406718, Hakone Personalized Tour by the Shinkansen Bullet Train, Hakone, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 7/19

Our family truly enjoyed our day with Erika in Hakone. She was warm and energetic, and her knowledge of the area was very clear--especially with her recommendations regarding local souvenirs and cuisine for us to try. Eriko was incredibly organized, ensuring we made all of our (many) transportation connections to and from Hakone and making sure we had time to see all the sights. Overall, we would highly recommend Eriko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for rating my Hakone tour. It was rainy, and due to volcanic activities we couldn’t visit Owakudani Boiling Valley (Still we can’t do), but I am happy if you could enjoy Hakone’s nature. I hope this tour is a good memory of your tour to Japan. Eriko

Victor Serra

Spain
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Tour: 6 hours-Be a real Tokyo local! Exploring historical/trendy places tour with a young local., Tokyo, Japan
Date: Aug 5/19

We had a great time with Eriko. She has a great knowledge of Tokyo and she was very accomodating so that to make tour according to our wishes, and gave us some tips for our next days stay. No doubt we would recommend Eriko for a Tokyo Tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Victor, thank you very much for a great review and a great day with your lovely family. I myself enjoyed guiding and chatting with you all. I am so glad if this tour made a wonderful memory of your adventure. Japan is extremely hot now, so take a good care! Please give my best regards ti your family. Eriko

Sharmin Beacco

United States
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Tour: #589165, Himeji, Hiroshima, Miyajima World Heritage Tour for Sharmin Beacco, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 10/19

Our 5th booking with Eriko - What a wonderful suggestion by Eriko! What a wonderful guide! We loved every minute of our time with Eriko. Her tours are informative and fun - even for the kids. She treated us like family. We were as comfortable with Eriko as we are with our family. The kids loved Eriko for not "shrining and templing" them out. The diverse and fun experiences she provided my family will never be forgotten. We highly recommend Eriko for a totally customized tour and memorable experienc

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I planned to show you some authentic historical places throughout your tour and was very glad I was able to do so. I also felt sad about saying good-bye but, honestly, I felt relieved because I was able to navigate your family without any accidents and illnesses. I believe this adventure is an unforgettable memory to us all, and I was honored to help you explore Japan. Again, much appreciated for giving me a great guiding opportunity. Please give my best regards to your family! See you again Sharmin!

Sharmin Beacco

United States
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Tour: #491593, Kyoto & Nara World Heritage 2-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 8/19

Honestly - I don't know what else to say that I haven't already said in my other reviews. We had 5 bookings and 11 amazing days with Eriko. Very highly recommend her for an experience of a lifetime. She is an awesome tour guide and a wonderful person - more like a family member or friend than a hired tour guide. She was at home in all of the places we visted - so we felt like locals. She knew the ins and outs of each city - the history, culture and food.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Nara and Kyoto are very traditional and historical areas, so many foreign tourists are sometimes temple and shrine out. But monkeys, deer, and the great bamboo forest welcomed us, which was fun even for adults. I was very happy to go to the monkey park with you all.

Sharmin Beacco

United States
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Tour: #587557, Kanazawa, Shirakawago, Takayama Tour for Sharmin Beacco, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 5/19

This is our 3rd booking with Eriko. She is an amazing tour guide. Very knowledgeable and sweet. She totally customized our tour, taking our allergies and preferences of every member of our family of 5 in consideration. She is very knowledgeable and detail oriented. She made our train, bus, car and restaurant reservations, even paid for many of them upfront. We were all very happy with our new friend. Her recommendations and suggestions were right on spot. Very highly recommended. Thank you, Eriko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You were the first client to take my tour in Kanazawa, Shirakawago, and Takayama. So, this was the hardest tour for me and I was a little nervous about it. However, your family always looked happy, which made me feel confident to some extent. Thank you for giving me a great guiding experience.

Sharmin Beacco

United States
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Tour: #591488, Mt. Fuji 1- Day Tour for Sharmin Beacco, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 4/19

Eriko is an awesome tour guide. She arranged a private car for 9 people to visit Mt. Fuji. Although the weather was not ideal, and we only saw a shadow of Mt. Fuji, Eriko and the driver made the tour very pleasant. We made the most of the day and saw a lot. We even went off course and visited other sites. We had a great time and thank Eriko and the driver for being so flexible, knowledgeable and bent on showing us a terrific time. We had a wonderful day despite the rain and fog - good food/company!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much again for taking the time for this review. Yes, it was raining a little that day, but we drove to some fantastic places at the foothills of Mt. Fuji. Unfortunately, Mt. Fuji was invisible, but the places we visited are all associated with the mountain, so I think we felt something in particular there. Good excursion from bustling Tokyo.

Sharmin Beacco

United States
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Tour: #404707, Tokyo 2-Day Personalized Tour for Sharmin Beacco, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 2/19

Our family of 5 had an experience of a lifetime with Eriko. We traveled with Eriko for 11 days throughout Japan. We couldn't have had a better tour guide. Her vast experience and tremendous amount of research was evident in our experience. An added bonus is her charming personality. My picky and diverse teenagers loved her. We felt like we were with a trusted friend, who happens to be a competent professional tour guide. She knows the ins and outs of each city - the must sees and dos.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sharmin, Thank you so much for taking a lot of your time to rate. Your comments remind me of the heartwarming days we spent together. I feel the same. I felt as if we had traveled together across Japan, which was why I could assist your family in a relaxed way. Honestly, I was worried about the 10-day tour that I had never experienced but, thanks to your generous family, I myself enjoyed the tours with you. It was challenging and is an unforgettable memory.

Anand Basu

United States
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Tour: #406715, Tokyo Half-Day Personalized Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 27/19

We had a great half day tour of Tokyo - Eriko is an excellent, knowledgeable, and flexible guide. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for a great review! I was glad that you learned a lot about Japan while touring. I hope this becomes a good memory of your trip to Japan. Now is the rainy season, please take care! Eriko

Kim Schams

United States
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Tour: #404707, Tokyo 1-Day Personalized Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 4/19

Eriko was such a sweet and pleasant guide. She showed us the highlights of Tokyo and taught us how to use the trains. She knows a great deal of history and was able to give the background on the sites we were seeing.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Kim, Thank you very much for rating. I was very glad I could show you some special places on that day. I hope the tour becomes one of your good memories of your trip to Japan. Please take care and give my best regards to your family! Eriko

Marleen Chan

San Jose, CA, United States
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Tour: Experiencing Tokyo - a Private Tour (Full Day), Tokyo, Japan
Date: May 27/19

The guide was great! Very knowledgeable. We had a chance to see most of Tokyo in 1 day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marleen, Thank you very much for rating. We had a busy day but walked around many areas. I’m glad if the tour becomes a good memory of your trip to Japan. Take care! Eriko

Raeann Rose

Canada
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Tour: #404707, Tokyo 1-Day Personalized Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 9/19

We thoroughly enjoyed our Tokyo full day tour with Eriko. She organized our day to ensure we saw as much as possible and made it fun and interesting. Had a great day. Highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Raeann and Bill, Thank you very much for a great review. I also enjoyed the tour and even comfortable conversations on the train with you. I am glad today’s tour became a good introduction to your adventure. Please enjoy everything in Japan! Take care. Eriko

Sarah Bryson

United States
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Tour: #404707, Tokyo 6-Hour Costomized Tour for Sarah Bryson, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 1/19

Eriko was wonderful. We took the tour during the coronation of the new emperor so we had to cancel a few spots we had planned to see, but she worked around the need to change plans and knew a lot about the places we did end up. I was very pleased with the entire tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sarah, Thank you very much for a great review. I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed the Tokyo with me. You could feel an atmosphere of the coronation, which would become a good flowery memory of your trip! Please give my best regards to your nice family. Take care. Eriko

Rosemary Harris

Australia
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Tour: #406718, Hakone Personalized Tour by the Shinkansen Bullet Train, Hakone, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 30/19

We had a wonderful tour to Hakone with Eriko. She was lovely company and extremely punctual ,and well informed- We experienced all sorts of different transport from Shinkansen to funicular to cable car and of course a river cruise! The fog obscured some of the scenic features.However the experience was not dampened because of the novel experience of viewing a volcano exuding sulphuric gases and beautiful wooden marquetry! It was a memorable experience- thank you.highly recommend .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rosemary, Thank you very much for a great review! It was a foggy, yet fantastic and beautiful day, which is one of my memorable tours. And I was very happy I could see your smiling faces. Please take care and enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. Thank you again! Eriko

Janet Schnall

United States
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Tour: #404707, Tokyo 5-hour Customized Tour for Janet Schnall, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 12/19

Eriko's tour was 5 star +++++. Eriko is knowledgeable, has wonderful English and created a tour for our needs. We especially appreciated Eriko's willingness to tweak our itinerary a few days before the tour due to our cruise ship changes. In addition during the tour after she had met us, Eriko asked if we might prefer to go to one different site other than one we had requested as she felt we might not enjoy the site we had asked for. She was correct! Where she took us was perfect for us! Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Janet, Thank you very much for a wonderful review. Your tour was 5 hours, but I think you enjoyed various types of areas in central Tokyo from old to modern. I was glad I could help you explore those places. I hope you enjoy a very historical city Kyoto. Please take care and give my best regards to your husband. Eriko

Natalie Delbridge

Australia
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Tour: #406715, Tokyo 5-hour customized tour for Natalie Delbridge, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 9/19

We had a great two days in Tokyo with Eriko. Thank you

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Natalie, I had to be very flexible during your tour, but it was fun and a good guide training. I hope you enjoyed your adventure in Japan. Please give my best regards to your family. Eriko

Natalie Delbridge

Australia
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Tour: #404707, Tokyo 6-hour customized tour for Natalie Delbridge, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 8/19

Eriko was a great tour guide and willing to go beyond the time allocated (for a fee) which was great. She got us around Tokyo using all modes of transport.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Natalie, Thank you very much for a great review. I enjoyed a unique experience of your viola performance during the tour. It’s a unforgettable memory. Thank you!

Marietta de Perio

United States
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Tour: #404707, Tokyo 1-Day Personalized Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 4/19

Thank you Eriko for a wonderful tour of Tokyo. She took us to Meiji Shrine, Imperial Palace Garden and Senso-ji.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Marietta, Thank you very much for rating. We visited must-see places. I’m so glad if the tour becomes one of your wonderful memories of your adventures in Japan. Eriko

Susan Choi

United States
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Tour: #404707, Tokyo 1-Day Personalized Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 2/19

Eriko was a tour guide for me and my family for two days. For the time leading up to the tour as well as on the tour itself, she was very good to us - answering all of my many questions, accommodating my requests to the best of her abilities, and being very knowledgeable of Japanese history and culture. Thank you Eriko!

Jane Hills

Australia
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Tour: #404707, Tokyo 1-Day Personalized Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 1/19

Our group of three thought Eriko was absolutely TOPS, we would definitely rate her five out of five. We had a wonderful day on April 1st, criss crossing Tokyo by train to see all the areas we had requested. Eriko was charming, funny, knowledgeable, interested in us, energetic and helpful. Buying our tickets for a train trip from Kyoto to Narita in 12 days time was wonderful, we could not have managed this without a lot of confusion. One could not get a better guide than Eriko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jane, Thank you so much for a great review. I myself enjoyed everything with you in the best cherry blossom season and had a fun guiding. It was like a window shopping tour and I felt I were a friend of yours. Please enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan and its beautiful nature. Stay safe! Eriko

Vickie Bath

United States
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Tour: #406717, Nikko World Heritage Day Trip, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 29/19

Eriko was great. Very organized, well versed in the history and sites of our tour, and interested in us and our interests. She was fluent in English and explained everything in detail. We recommend her without reservation and would definitely use her if we visit Tokyo again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Vickie, Thank you so much for a wonderful review! I remembered the tour with you, which was very fun! I am so glad if the tour becomes a good memory of your trip to Japan, and hope to see you again one day. Please give my best regards to your husband. Take care!

Richard Ehrman

United Kingdom
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Tour: #404707, Tokyo 1-Day Personalized Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 21/19

We had an excellent and fascinating day with Eriko. She took us to some of Tokyo's most impressive sights, explained the public transport (no easy task in itself) and chose a wonderful sushi restaurant for lunch. It was a great introduction to an intoxicating city. I would definitely recommend Eriko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for a great day with your wonderful family. I really enjoyed everything including comfortable conversations. There was an announcement of cherry blossom blooming in Tokyo today. It must be a good sign of your nice trip! Please enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan and please give my best regards to your family! Eriko