Candice ChenUnited States
Arti was one of the top highlights of our trip to Tokyo. This was our second trip in Tokyo. Our first trip, we did a tour with Chris Rowthorn tours and the tour with Arti was equal in quality. He was extremely accommodating to our group's needs. We had a fairly large group of 7 people. He customized the itinerary to our interests and was flexible about adapting to us throughout the tour. We never felt rushed yet we learned so much. Thank you arti for being an awesome host!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your favorable comments. I’ll make my further efforts to improve my tours.
Dave GoldhirschUnited States
A second day of touring and even better than the first. Personable, professional, knowledgeable and easy to spend the many hours together.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your favorable comments. I’m also happy to see you all folks happy. I’ll make my best to make my tours even better.
Melinda AlsheikhaUnited States
Arti was knowledgeable, patient and very kind. He tirelessly moved us around Tokyo in a day. He taught us about Japan, Japanese culture and history. We are grateful for the day we spent with him. Tokyo is an amazing city not to be left to the novice on day one. Domo Arigato Arti for sharing your Tokyo with us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your favorable comments. It was just too short to show you around the town. Maybe you could have some more time in Tokyo.
Alphonse DellisolaUnited States
We had a great tour with Akira (Arti) throughout Tokyo. He planned our itinerary perfectly and incorporated all the sights we wanted to see. He is very knowledgeable and friendly and speaks perfect English!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your favorable comments. I’ll make my tours even better.
Rosanne SugayUnited States
Kian JekUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your favorable rating. Please do come back to Japan, soon. Arti
Carlos MunozUnited States
Too much walking, which cut down on time for visits
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: A bit too much walking for your physical condition. It was to cover all the spots you listed. I should have discussed the courses more thoroughly before we started. Taking a chartered taxi might have been an option, but that may cost you too much.
Judith BaskinUnited States
Arti led a fascinating full day tour across modern Tokyo, beginning with the outer and inner fish markets and ending with a view of Godzilla climbing a skyscraper. We traveled by subway and on foot, stopping for a sushi lunch and several coffee/tea breaks. Arti, who has lived in both Europe and the US for a considerable time, is extremely knowledgeable about Tokyo and Japan and shared much information about social issues and their larger contexts, and showed us various popular youth sub-culture locales.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for favorable comments. I will keep my maximum efforts to make my tours even better.
Sharon Shiao-Yin W.Vancouver, B.C., Canada
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your favorable rating. It was hot and humid in Tokyo but I am happy to know that you were all happy too. Arti
Quite high expense, probably because of his great English language. Thats really helpful in having Some Nice conversations. Went to Nissan Yokohama as well as stock Exchange and akihabara. We had a great time.
Jon KawamuraUnited States
Akira-san connected very well with his vast knowledgeable and guidance throughout Tokyo. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your positive comments. I’ll make my maximum efforts to improve my tours even further.
Cristin RodgersUnited States
Akira was very informative. We covered a lot of ground in one day even with jet lag. It was very nice to have a guide as we would have never been able to find our way around Tokyo. We had a great day ! Thank you for good time in Tokyo!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your positive comments. I will make my efforts to further improve my tours.
Wayne PointonNew Zealand
Great tour to get a feel for Tokyo. Arti was flexible and conscious of the interests of the children. Gave just enough history and information. Was obvious he had a lot more to give. Sushi lunch he took us to was expensive. Great way to get a feel with limited time
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments. I will make my effort to get perfect rating in the future. Arti
Excellent tour guide, very knowledgable and rewarding tour Would recommend Akira to others
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comments. I will be looking forward to seeing you again sometime in future. I will do even better for you.
Very knowledgeable on Japan, Tokyo and surrounding areas Spoke good English Spent a very pleasant day with him touring Tokyo
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your good rating.I will continue to improve my tours for the future or repeat custmers.
Lynette SmithUnited States
Artie, Was great, He was very knowledgeable probably the most professional of all the guides we had in our tour of South East Asia. We highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comments. I will continue to make my tour even better for the future. Akira
We were a group of four and did a walking tour of Tokyo. We were met at the cruise ship terminal promptly, introductions were made and we set off following Akira who was ten steps ahead of us for most of the tour. A plan for the tour was not explained sufficiently to us and for the majority of the day we just followed up and down streets, on and off subways and trying to hear what he was saying. The tour left a lot to be desired.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It looks my service made the travelers uncomfortable. I apologize for it and will make my maximum efforts to improve my service.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals are committed to quality customer experiences and take all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences and we have taken necessary action to address and provide a resolution to the issues raised in this review.
Daniel EgerterUnited States
Super informative and entertaining. What a great introduction to neighborhoods and demystification of the subway system!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating. I will make make my tours even better.
The full day Tokyo tour with Arti was very informative and entertaining. He was a very well informed, friendly, flexible and patient guide. He told me many interesting and funny things of all kinds and showed me many interesting places in Tokyo. And the beer and skewer dishes at the evening were delicious. Thank you for a great tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your credential. Please comeback to Japan in some other season. There are a lot more to show you.
Arti-san is very knowledgeable and was able to provide the history of the places we visited. Deep understanding of culture and traditions.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your warm comments. I will make further efforts to make my tours even better.
We had a good walk around of the Tsukiji fish market followed by a sumptuous sashimi lunch. Great experience for the children. Arti-san was very helpful to highlight points of interest during our walking tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comments. I will improve my tour even further.
Gus Van VlimmerenUnited States
Great service and very informative. Not only did he show me around but he made it fun. I will defeniyely use him again when I go back to Tokyo. Thanks Akira!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gus san, thank you very much for your compliments. I will further improve my service to make my offering tours even more enjoyable.
Duane GeruschatUnited States
We had high expectations and Arti exceeded them! A knowledgable and friendly guide. We wanted to see where the locals live and he certainly delivered. Buddist temple, local cuisine, interesting streets, shops, and a special surprise. More than five star. Thank you Arti for a memorable day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your good rating. I will further improve my service for the future. Akir
Akira is a wonderful highly professional guide with great knowledge and wisdom of Tokyo culture ,history, iand offers amany unique insights into its culture ,history and its special characteristics. Arti also kept things moving,fun and dynamic and we enjoyed our one full dau and one half day with him. A wnderful person guide companion with great expertise. His providing access to prepaid train and subway passes really simplifified and expedited what we accomplished in our time together. Etti and Harvey
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for all your positive comments. I will make my maximum effort to make the tour even better. Akira
Bichha KatoUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your excellent rating, Bichha San. I will make my tour even better.
Lori D.Naples, FL, United States
Lori D.Naples, FL, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating, but I would appreciate it if you could give me some comments. I thought you were satisfied but I will make further effort to make my tour better.
Recia SwansonUnited States
We've spent 3 days with Arti and all we can say is that he's the BEST! He took us to all the important places to see, gave us information without over doing it, and took us to restaurants where the locals go. We highly recommend him to anyone who's looking for a tour guide that knows his country and culture very well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your compliment. It was a fun to travel with you guys. Please come back to Japan again in a future. Arti
Marc EstafanousUnited States
Arty was awesome. We wanted to try blow fish and even though it's out of season he found a place that had it (it's good boiled and as sushi). We have a high maintenance family and he was very patient, understanding and fun to hang with. He took us to a cool cave near Fuji, introduced us to a bunch of foods, got us sushi at the inner market direct from a vendor, and helped me set up the trip before and during. I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marc San, for your competent. I am so happy that you all enjoyed the trip. Please come back to Japan again. Arti