David HogbenUnited States
We very much enjoyed and appreciated the tour by Ken. His English is excellent, and he is quite intuitive, personable and charming. We got a great sense of Tokyo, including a number of different neighborhoods understanding the history, and how things have changed over the decades. Ken was also great in teaching us how to use the subway/train system. We also learned a lot about food, Japanese phrases, and cultural aspects. We had a lot of fun. Would very HIGHLY recommend Ken!
Corey CromerSeattle, WASHINGTON, United States
I highly recommend this tour for first time visitors to Tokyo. Ken was an outstanding guide! We took the tour on our first day and it has helped us tremendously! Ken is a longtime resident and he will show you the way to get around Tokyo with confidence. Thanks Ken!!
Serafin Gonzalez SoldevillaMexico
Marianne MatsumotoUnited States
Ken was outstanding in his explanations of the Tokyo transportation system, Japanese customs and culture, current state of affairs in Japan, and much more. We could not give him a higher recommendation.
Emily AndersonUnited States
We chose Ken because his clients indicated that he had the ability to train you how to navigate Tokyo on your own after his tour. That was 100% true for us. He not only took us to some fantastic places and neighborhoods, but he showed us how to use the subway, buy train tickets, order food, take buses, get cabs, etc. After his tour, we were able to comfortably navigate the city and enjoy many places only locals go. Ken speaks excellent English, listens well, and gives great advice. 5 stars all around.
Patricia HansenUnited States
Ken T did an outstanding job showing us Toyko. He exceeded our expectations. I would call on him again, when we come back to Toyko. He was very easy to understand and was willing to change course if needed. He took us to an amazing lunch. Five Stars all the way, from the first communication by email, Ken arrived at our hotel promptly at the appointed time and tirelessly showed us everything we asked for. If I could give him 10 stars I would. Thanks Again Ken.
Michael SchultzUnited States
Great tour! Ken was terrific. Incredible way to see many parts of the city in one day and gain confidence to use the transit system on your own.
David InadaUnited States
Bradley PhillipsUnited Kingdom
Ken was an excellent guide and we had a great day seeing the sights of Tokyo. Ken's english was very good and he explained everything very clearly. He also took us to a great place for lunch.
Barry C.United Kingdom
We were a party of four who had never been to Tokyo before. Our guide Ken T had taken note of our requirements on the tour and showed us exactly what we wanted to see. He gave us an insight to the many facets of the city from the modern to the ancient; from busy to peaceful, from commercial to domestic. Ken answered all our many questions from an obvious base of knowledge. The itinerary was arranged such that we ended up very close to our hotel. Ken gave us a fabulous, memorable day. Thank you.
Jeff SilverFLORIDA, United States
Really got a good taste of Tokyo using Ken's services. He knows the city very well and how to efficiently use the subway system to maximize the time spent trying to see this massive city in the limited amount of time available. He also has a lot of local knowledge and answered our numerous questions on Japanese culture and society. The 8 hours we spent with Ken were time and money well spent.
Ken was absolutely fabulous he helped us out so much and took us to all the places we wanted to go. We couldn't have asked for a better guide. I would rate him 5 out of 5.
Barry McKeownUnited States
We really enjoyed our day with Ken.
Lori M.United States
Ken took the time to show us the area around our hotel as well as taking us on the JR Trains and Subways in Tokyo. Providing us with the knowledge of how to navigate the city on our own during the rest of our stay. Ken listened to our interests and customized our day accordingly. Very helpful and unique tour.
Ken was excellent. Very knowledgeable, friendly and flexible. There is certainly no way we would've been able to find our way around without him. Brilliant first day introduction to Tokyo and the public transport system. Happily recommend his services to anyone. We were a family of six, including two children. He was so helpful.
David SnyderUnited States
Ken was super accomodating and helpful and customized my tour so I could see everything I hoped to in one day. He had plenty of great information and history to share with me along the way. I was originally worried about finding a tour guide that could keep up with my pace and cover as much ground as I wanted to, but Ken powered through a busy day of walking and helped me see and understand everything I wanted to in and about Tokyo. I highly recommend him for any of his tours!
Mary Lenore FinesUnited States
We had an excellent experience touring around Tokyo with Ken. We were concerned about getting train tickets to Kyoto and to Narita so we asked Ken to help us out before we started the tour. He was most accommodating and took us to the train stations to buy the tickets and then showed us exactly what we were supposed to do. His instructions were excellent and we took our trains without any problem. He showed us all around Tokyo and was very responsive to all of our questions. Excellent guide!
Mike RobillardUnited States
Ken is highly intelligent and very intuitive. Took me every where I wanted to go without much direction from me. I'm interested in neighborhoods and he took me to several and was very well versed in their history. We also shared a ramen lunch in a place he suggested. Very enjoyable. Good guy and really knows Tokyo.
Ken was a very convivial and knowledgeable host and guide. Our brief was to get away from today's glitzy Tokyo and wander through the streets of the older suburbs and see how the locals live. Using Kens expertise with the subway systems we covered a lot of territory ( not taxing for 70yo) and finished at the Palace gardens followed by a nice typical Tokyo lunch. Highly recommended. Regards George
Veronique SelwoodUnited Kingdom
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Marian PierceUnited States
He accompanied me to my former neighbor's dry cleaning store in Hibarigaoka and facilitated the conversation with ease. After that visit I wanted to see the Metropolitan Theater in Ikebukuro and he showed me around there. A very kind person. Thank you, Ken and tours by locals. Marian Pierce
Today we had a tour with Ken. We had a wonderful day and saw everything we had hoped to see and more ! Ken is very helpful, professional and knowledgeable. He also gave us lots of helpful advice on other activities in Tokyo. He is a wonderful tour guide, you will be very happy if you take a tour with him.
Beth RichardUnited States
We are so grateful to Ken for providing us with an exquisite day in Tokyo. He met us at our hotel & we saved hours of time we would have wasted in trying to navigate the city on our own. We had researched the major sites we wanted to visit and Ken was completely amenable to prioritizing those sites. He went above & beyond; when I was having difficulty with my new camera, he helped me get it fixed at a camera store. He was knowledgeable & friendly-& found us a charming place for lunch. Arigatōgozaimashita
Kenneth KellerUnited Kingdom
Ken was 'worth his weight in gold' We highly recommend him for anyone who is travelling to Tokyo. We arrived after a particularly long flight and appreciated his knowledge and practical approach to his comprehensive tour of Tokyo. We feel well equipped to tackle the subway and anything Tokyo has to offer. Thanks Ken - you are invaluable .
Mitchell BrivicUnited States
5 stars. Very considerate of our time and needs. Dedicated to making our experience in Japan enjoyable. Thank you Ken.
Paul WelshEuless, TX, United States
This was one of the best tours we have ever had. Kens help in navigating the city, complexity of the Tokyo subway system is phenomenal. Since our tour, we have been successful in touring many local spots on our own with great ease and comfort. Thanks to Ken for making our first trip to Tokyo amazing!!!!
Ken's guidance means our family can now confidently use the Tokyo"s rail and subway system. We had a fantastic first day in Tokyo, with Ken explaining Tokyo's transport history while showing us some famous sites. I would recomend this tour to all families visiting Tokyo who want a stress free introduction to the city. Ken's help booking the bullet trains to/from Iiyama (for the skiing part of our holiday) has made this a stress free holiday.
Ken was waiting for us at the hotel. He listened to our needs and tailored the tour accordingly. He showed us the logistics of buying travel card and how to top it up. He helped us to organize our bullet train tickets. He is fluent in English and a joy to share the day with. We saw so much in one day. We would highly recommend Ken and suggest a tour on your first day to help navigate the rest of your stay in wonderful Tokyo.