Eric HassallUnited States
Hiro is deeply knowledgeable, with a worldly perspective on Japan, historically and currently. Humorous, warm, personable, excellent English. Very efficient! We had a 6.5hr walking tour and he moved things along, so that we could 'cover Tokyo, East and West', as he put it. :) We saw enough and learned to navigate our way, esp by subway, that left us feeling enthusiastic, capable, and ready for more of Tokyo and Japan. Cannot recommend Hiro highly enough!
Scott MaloyUnited States
Great tour. Hiro is very knowledgeable in all facets of Tokyo. We enjoyed his insights thoroughly. Easy to converse with and provides honest and informed thoughts.
Bridgit WalkerUnited States
Hiro is a wonderful guide. We had such a nice day today. He took us to many places and taught us so much about Tokyo. I definitely recommend him.
Mike WittenwylerUnited States
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Michael PapponeUnited States
Hiro was extremely knowledgeable and attentive to our interests. He was easy to communicate with, paced the tour well, and showed flexibility. We felt we were able to appreciate Tokyo's highlights more deeply with his skillful direction. He knew where to find all of the subway elevators and escalators- a real boon to the stair-weary.
Mike RobillardUnited States
Hiro was an outstanding tour guide. We saw most of Tokyo in one day, had lunch in the coolest ramen place and I felt much more comfortable using the subway after our time together. Very smart about Japanese history and culture. Very flexible and easy to be with. Great sense of humor. Terrific choice.
Kaye ZusmannUnited States
Excellent guide. Will carry on fascinating and informative conversations, but you must initiate them. Believe his initial periods of silence were more about giving my husband and I time to chat, but we welcomed his knowledge. Great tour guide for adults and took us to places in Tokyo we never would have thought to journey to - or even known about - on our own.
Hiro is a great guide. He picked us up on time and really brought us around Tokio. We mainly used our feet or subway to get around. He explained to us the things very well. We also liked his subtle kind of humor and he is also well prepared to deal with foreigners. His very good command of English helped him of course to bring all the facts across. All in all, we had a very memorable day with Hiro and can only recommend him very highly to other fellow travelers.
Hiro, gave us a great tour and did his best to include as many areas of our interest as possible, considering that we were more than 2 hours late due to technical difficulties at our port of entry. He was always prompt in responding to our various queries. He was most helpful when we shopped for lunch, sake and ground coffee. His English is very good. Thanks, Hiro. Sorry to have kept you waiting so long. Good luck! Mike & Cecile Cramer
Hiro was a fantastic tour guide, the best I have ever had in any global city I have visited. He was very knowledgeable concerning all the sites we visited, providing the necessary context so we could fully understand what we were looking at. Given his maturity and extensive prior work experience, he also provided many insights into the Japanese culture and peoples which I greatly appreciated. It was a very well organized tour to see the key historic sites of Tokyo in one day.
James WilliamsUnited States
William HammUnited States
Hiro was outstanding! He planned a terrific itinerary for us, but kept it flexible so that we could add-on to it. He is full of information about Tokyo and the venues we visited, as well as about Japanese culture in general. He also has a good sense of humor. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent with him. An added bonus: Hiro took us to an excellent tempura restaurant for lunch. We can't remember a better tempura meal, in or out of Japan. His English is superb. A++
Kim TakamiyashiroHuntington Beach, CALIFORNIA, United States
Excellent tour guide. Hiro was prompt, knowledgeable, flexible and attentive to our needs. He took us to be best places for viewing the cherry blossoms. We have already passed on his information to friends for their trip to Japan.
We had a great day with Hiro. Thanks for showing us your city and explaining many things about the city, culture, and traditions.
Brian WebberLos Angeles, CALIFORNIA, United States
Hiro is the most amazing guide we have ever had on Toursbylocals! He spent 3 days with us and literally showed us all that Tokyo has to offer. He made very good use of our time and really knows how to navigate the city. We also visited the KamaKura area with him. He is very fluent in English and incredibly knowledgable about the history of Japan, the shrines and the temples. He was so great with my wife and 3 children as we navigated the Tokyo subway and train system! My wife says he looks like a GQ model
Warren H.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is greatly regretted that the transit methods & places to visit have not been perfectly agreed upon until the end of the tour. Taxi/ cab rides might have been frequently offered to spend less time on the subways. The places to visit must have been revised against the standard itinerary in the tour details. Considering this comment, future bookings for this particular tour will be accepted after the transit methods (subways/ trains) and the client's wish list for the exact places to visit are confirmed.
Robert OlivaUnited States
Hirohisa is a great tour guide . We went over the itinerary to prioritize our visits. My wife was not feeling well today and he was very flexible and kind with our schedule. Took various breaks but we still saw the sights we wanted to see. We highly recommend him.
Kat MoranUnited States
Hiro was kind and generous with his time and energy. Our group enjoyed his tour and we learned much about the area. Though the weather was inclement, it did not impact the quality of the tour or Hiro's willingness to address all of our questions.
Ronald OstrowskiUnited States
Hiroshisa was an excellent guide. He orchestrated a wonderful introduction to the city of Tokyo with a balance of historical and contemporary sites. He also balanced the types of sites from religious to governmental, from commercial to environmental. As well, he helped us understand and navigate the subway and train system. Finally, he was helped us understand cultural norms that differ from those in the US. After our day with Hiro, we were more comfortable guests in this energetic and beautiful city.
Krishan BhallaUnited Kingdom
Hiro was knowlegeable, friendly and gave an incredibly enjoyable tour. Always happy to answer our questions with vigor. Many thanks, Krishan, Laura, and Jukka
Benjy MessnerUnited States
Hiro was great - we learned a ton, had a great time, and had a great introduction to Tokyo. Thank you again!
David NgUnited Kingdom
Personable, punctual, knowledgeable, affable, entertaining
Pancho M.United States
My son and I had a fantastic day with Hiro. He was very organized and very knowledgeable. We loved all the sites that we visited and enjoyed getting to know Tokyo with Hiro. I highly recommend this tour for anyone that wants to know all the city has to offer.
James ShuttleworthUnited States
Hiro was an amazing tour guide. I really got a feel for the city, the public transit system, and the culture of Tokyo. I would recommend Hiro to anyone and everyone.
Kristen JaegerUnited States
Afshan AnjumUnited Arab Emirates
Fantastic tour with a very well informed guide.
John ReysaUnited States
Hirohisa was a fantastic tour guide. His knowledge of politics, religion, and business enriched our tour beyond our expectations. He also took interest in the rest of our vacation providing restaurant recommendations and helped us buy train tickets to Kyoto. We would highly recommend Hirohisa!
Jonathan LowUnited States
Hiro is an excellent guide. He customizes the tour towards your interests and provides excellent information throughout the experience. Highly recommended!
Sam GainerHouston, TEXAS, United States
Hiro could not have been better. He spoke very good English.
Sam GainerHouston, TEXAS, United States
Hiro could have not been better. He spoke very good English.