Yoshihiros preparation for the archtecture tour was outstanding. As an Architect I was impressed about his knowledge and his very competent explanations.
David H.United States
Yoshi is a superb guide. He is knowledgable, friendly, down-to-earth, fluent, and extremely flexible. He worked with us throughout the day to change what we did based on our specific needs with courtesy, professionalism, and respect. This was truly a customized tour. He was well prepared to discuss architecture to any desired level but also discussed Japan "at large" which we enjoyed. He used our time well maximizing our enjoyment of the day. We learned a lot at a pleasurable pace. Get him if you can.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, Thank you for your review of our day. I am very glad to know that you have enjoyed one day architecture tour in Tokyo. Please comeback Japan. Yoshihiro M.
What an excellent tour! Yoshi pointed out so many small things that we would have otherwise walked by but made the tour unforgettable and we are still telling all our friends about. This was on top of all the architectural information he shared both from a professional and personal level. Although techically not a photo walk due to the architectural focus of this tour we got some stunning photos which we intend to frame. I would not hesitate to recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pat, Thank you for taking my tour. I am glad to know that you have enjoyed the tour.Yesterday, I have just finished 19days tour with 14 American travelers. We have enjoyed autumn color change. Hope you will visit Japan again. Best regards to Alfred. Yoshi
Andrew PressmanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrew, Thank you for taking my tour in Tokyo. You have a beautiful family. Hope you are enjoying Japan trip with your family. It was good that you could see Tadao Ando and got his book from him directly. It was a good coincident for me to see him so close. Yoshi
Sau KwanHong Kong
Very accommodative to our requests and friendly ... we had a good time.
Yoshihiro was very knowledgeable. His English is very good. He was also very flexible in adapting his tour to our needs in Tokyo. Ask him to bring you to less touristic places and do these on your own the next few days. Yoshi brought us to a very small and authentic Japanese Isakaya. It was the highlight of our tour.
Marolyn ChowUnited States
Yoshi's architectural tour of Tokyo was all that he played, plus a fun surprise g you'll have to take the tour to find out. He was very knowledgeable, articulate, and pleasant. Each site was introduced with history and related facts. We were fortunate to see a Shinto wedding party. Yoshi's is very prepared: he faxed a us two days before to confirm the tour details, mentioning options to expand; he was prompt in meeting us; he provided information and materials and tips on the next leg of our trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for enjoing my "one day architectural tour".It was my pleasure to share a day of your Tour of Japan Exploring.I may forgot to leave a momo my suggestion for Kyoto visit. I raised 4 interesting spots to see and enjoy there. They are Kodaiji Buddist Temple night tour, Morning walk at Kamo River, Walking at Philosopher's Path and Visit and walk from 1st floor to the top roof of the building of Kyoto Station. Have a safe and pleasant trip. Yoshi
John GuarinoUnited States
Yoshi was a very good guide. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour, saw many interesting places I would never have found on my own, and learned a lot about the individual buildings we visited. He freely shared his insights from an architectural perspective while additionally giving me lots of interesting insights into Japanese culture, daily life and Japan's architectural history. I would definitely recommend Yoshi to my friends and will consider another tour with him on a subsequent visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comment, John. It was my pleasuere to show you Tokyo from architectural point of view yesterday. And I need to say I learned a lot from you from business point of view. I really want you to bring your wonderful family to Japan next time. Yoshi
Elena VarshavskayaUnited States
Yoshi was a wonderfully informed and extremely personable guide for our group of 21 US art college and graduate students and 2 professors. He took us on an 8 hour tour of some of the most exciting contemporary architecture in Tokyo, giving us in depth personal knowledge not just of the buildings we looked at but also their context in the continuing development of this fascinating and dynamic urban center. We highly recommend taking a tour with Yoshi.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comment,Elena-san. It was a great experience to be with you, your associate and students in Tokyo. I was amazed by a quick sketch of my self done by your student. I am having that photo in a picture frame in my room for a memory. Whenever you have necessity to know about Japan, please do not hesitate to write me. I would like to respond to that. Yoshi
I highly recommend Yoshihiro as a guide. He customized the tour to my interests which made it all the more worthwhile. He is very knowledgeable about architecture and makes a very comfortable and enjoyable introduction to Tokyo and in general Japanese culture. I recommend him with no hesitation.
Very knowledgeable and willing to customize tour for client needs.