Traveler Ratings for Private Tour in Tokyo, Japan by Tour Guide Masaharu N.

Tour: Private Tokyo Highlights Tour

Masaharu N.
  Tokyo, Japan
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Amy Smith

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 9/19

Wonderful tour! Mass asked questions on the tour & changed things up as we were going to engage our whole family. We saw so much in 8 hours & felt more comfortable the rest of our time in Tokyo after taking the subway with him! We learned so much. And he helped us purchase tickets for our travel later in the week. Definitely a top notch guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Amy, Thank you for your nice review and warm words. I really enjoyed sharing your valuable time together around characteristic spots in Tokyo. I also learned a lot about your fresh topics and issues in your country. Looking forward to seeing your family again. Thank you again and wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Sarah Wills

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 8/19

Masa was fantastic! We had an amazing day with him. He is personable and such a gentleman. He picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel which was quite out of the way from our tour destinations. He took extra time to teach us about how to navigate the complex subway system and drew on maps for us to keep. He was kind, patient, and an awesome Photographer! He took us to great local Shops we would not have found on our own with authentic and well-priced souvenirs. super flexible! We love him! Thank you!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sarah, Thank you for your nice review and very encouraging words. It was my great pleasure sharing wonderful time together around must see spots in Tokyo. I also enjoyed learning a lot from you about interesting topics in USA. Please have fun for the rest of your holidays and bring good memory of Japan back home. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Sally Andrews

Australia
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 1/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sally, Thank you for your nice review. It was my great pleasure sharing enjoyable time by strolling around characteristic spots in Tokyo. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Oscar Juria

Houston, TX, United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 18/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Oscar, Thank you for your nice review. I really enjoyed sharing wonderful time together with you. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Thank you again and wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Oscar Juria

Houston, TX, United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 17/19

Masa,our tour guide, is great! All the places we went to are interesting and historical - Asakusa district, Tsukiji market, Yanaka old village, and Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Oscar, Thank you for your nice review and kind words. It was great pleasure guiding you around characteristic spots in Tokyo. Please bring good memory of Japan back to USA. Looking forward to seeing both of you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Vanessa Marcial

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 6/19

Masaharu was a great guide; very flexible and willing to keep our fast pace, which allowed us to visit 10 different places on our 1st visit to Tokyo! Would highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Vanessa, Thank you for your nice review. I am pleased to know that you highly enjoyed touring around many spots in Tokyo. Please further have fun around various areas in Japan, Looking forward to seeing your family again in the future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Hope Villaluna

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 28/19

We feel so lucky to have Masaharu as our guide! He was so extremely knowledgeable and insightful. He is so well-travelled himself so his perspective on a lot of things beyond our tour was so helpful. I felt that in just this one full-day tour--we saw and learned so much about Tokyo! We would love to come back and definitely would want Masaharu as our guide again. Arigatōgozaimashita.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hope, Thank you very much for your nice review and highly encouraging message. I also enjoyed your company and sharing such a wonderful time with your family. Furthermore, it was my great pleasure learning a lot about your life in Sacramento. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you, Daniel and Ben all the best! Masaharu

M H.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 26/19

Masaharu was a great, super friendly guide who speaks excellent English. He was very knowledgeable and managed to show us all the crucial sights of Tokyo in only one day. We enjoyed the tour tremendously and wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone. Thank you again, Masaharu. It was a real pleasure!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mette, Thank you for your nice review and encouraging words. It was my great pleasure sharing wonderful time with you and your husband around Tokyo. I was more than happy to know that you highly enjoyed it. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thanks again and wishing both of you all the best! Masaharu

Linda Kuno

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 21/19

Masa was absolutely wonderful! He is incredibly knowledgeable regarding history and gave us a private tour through the Edo-Tokyo museum. We also visited the Sumo museum, Yanaka Cemetery, and Shibuya crossing. He is very attentive to the group and flexible with curating the tour as the day progresses. Would highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Linda, Thank you for your nice message. I am grateful to know that you enjoyed walking around characteristic spots covering Ryogoku, Yanaka village and Shibuya. Please further have fun around Japan! Looking forward to seeing you again! Masaharu

Linda Kuno

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 20/19

Masa was an incredible tour guide. He was very kind, extremely knowledgeable and flexible with the day's plans--he really tailored the tour to our interests. Our tour today included seeing Shinto Shrines and Buddhist Temples, the renowned fish market, walking through unique neighborhoods and eating delicious sushi! I would recommend this guide to anyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Linda, Thank you for your nice review and encouraging message. It was my great pleasure sharing such a wonderful time with your family around various spots. I also enjoyed learning a lot about your local fresh topics. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Thank you again and best regards, Masaharu

Erin Hickey

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 16/19

Masa was a knowledgeable, helpful and patient guide. He was kind enough to work within our itinerary, plus made several recommendations that enhanced our time in Tokyo. His knowledge of the historical and cultural details behind our destinations provided wonderful insight and context. We'd highly recommend him for any individual or groups traveling to Tokyo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Erin and Andrew, Thank you for your lovely review and encouraging message. It was my great pleasure sharing wonderful time together around various spots in Tokyo. I also enjoyed learning a lot from you about recent issues and topics in your country. Looking forward to seeing both of you again in the near future. Wishing both of you all the best! Masaharu

Ivan Meyerson

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 12/19

We thought Masa was terrific! He is knowledgeable, professional, courteous and kind. His English is excellent; and he is well-traveled himself. Sophisticated with a good sense of humor. We would recommend him to anyone any time !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ivan, Thank you for your nice review and encouraging words. It was my great pleasure sharing lovely time together around Tokyo. I also enjoyed learning from you fresh topics of your neighborhood. Please further have fun around various areas in Japan. Wishing you all the best. Masaharu

Molly Gall

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 10/19

We had a great time on our tour with Masaharu. We were only in Tokyo for one full day and we were so happy that we arranged for a tour to see the city. There is no way we would have been able to see so much in one day on our own! Masaharu was very knowledgeable about everything that we saw and knew the answers to all of the questions we had. He customized the tour for us day of and we really left the day feeling like we had maximized our time and learned so much about Tokyo and Japan! Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Molly, Thank you for your nice review and warm message. I also had much pleasure sharing with you and your husband around Tokyo, including your interesting local topics in Portland. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you and your husband all the best! Masaharu

Daniela Gaioni

Italy
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 22/19

Very reliable, competent, friendly and helpful, with a very good knowledge of English, Masaharu is an excellent guide. I would recommend him to everyone

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Daniela, Thank you for your encouraging message. I really enjoyed your company and also learned a lot from you about your country. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Masaharu

Tommy Beadel

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 18/19

The 3 stars is for not being really engaging with the kids and not being very personable. Although we did check a lot of boxes that day, I don't feel like this was the best fit for our family. I felt uncomfortable at times and like we were more of a bother. Nothing personal just not a good fit for us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Tommy, Thank you for nice advice and inspiring message. I would like to take it for further enhancing my service level. Masaharu

Mike French

Canada
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 14/19

Our second day with Masaharu as our guide. Another fabulous day seeing the sights of Tokyo. Masaharu co ordinated a tour that provided us with insights into ancient to modern Japan. It was excellently constructed including lunch at a sumo master restaurant ( food was delicious), the Edo Tokyo museum, Shinjuku National Garden. We finished the day at the Shibuya-ku scramble crossing.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mike, Thank you for your kind and inspiring message. I am grateful that you really enjoyed different features of visits on the second day. I was more than pleased to help you have deeper insight of Japan in various aspects. Thank you again and best regards, Masaharu

Mike French

Canada
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 13/19

We had an exceptional day in every way with Masaharu. The day was very well planned and great detail and insights given by Masaharu as we visited many interesting sights. From the high street to the markets, temples and shrines and ending at the Imperial Palace, we had a very successful first day in Tokyo. Masaharu has wonderful English vocabulary having lived in England for a number of years. Plus His knowledge of the subway system is superb!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mike, Thank you for your nice review. It was my great pleasure sharing your valuable time together around Tokyo. I also enjoyed learning a lot about your country. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Best regards, Masaharu

Simcha Waisman

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 12/19

Masa was a wonderful guide. He was very knowledgable, capable and related to us as if he was an old friend. His English was very good and he took wonderful care of us on public transportation and at lunch when we needed extra help. His knowledge of Japan and Tokyo was excellent and he answered all of our questions in detail. We learned much on our day together and saw many beautiful sights. We highly recommend Masa and would hire him again when we return to Japan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Simcha, Thank you for your nice review and warm words. It was great pleasure guiding you around the spots with various characteristics. I also learned a lot about your life and current issues in USA. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Thank you again and wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Heather Chambers

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 25/19

My daughter and I were nervous coming to a new country and being led around by a stranger. Masaharu could not have been more wonderful. We adored him immediately! He made us very comfortable and we felt like we had a friend right off the bat. He was extremely knowledgeable and answered all my questions with our hesitation. ( I ask some off the wall questions sometimes.). We spent two days with Masaharu and we were truly sad to end our time with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Heather san, Thank you for your nice review and highly encouraging words for me. It was my great pleasure sharing your valuable time for two days around Tokyo and Kamakura. I also enjoyed learning a lot about what is new in USA and your lovely home town. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you and your family all the best! Masaharu

Sohiela Weitz

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 22/19

We had a wonderful time with our tour guide, showed us what we asked him to and very informative. We will for sure will use him again. Soheila

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Soheila, Thank you for your nice review. It was also my great pleasure sharing wonderful time with your family. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Carolyn Scott

Canada
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 19/19

We truly enjoyed our day with Masaharu. He knew the train and subway system so well that we were able to accomplish so much more in our day than we could have on our own. He was patient and kind with us and gave great explanations. Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carolyn, Thank you for your nice review and encouraging words. It was my great pleasure sharing such a wonderful time with your family around characteristic spots in Tokyo. I hope that you will have further fun in touring around South East Asia. Looking forward to seeing your family in the future again. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Eileen B.

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 18/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eileen, Thank you for your nice review. I had much pleasure guiding you around beautiful garden, off the beaten track village and modern town. I am grateful that you enjoyed viewing various characteristics of Tokyo. Please further have fun for touring around western part of Japan. Thanks again and best regards, Masaharu

Eileen B.

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 16/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eileen, Thank you very much for your nice review. I have enjoyed your company around Tokyo today. I hope that you will shortly recover from jet lag. Thank you again and best regards, Masaharu

Michelle Stewart

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 17/19

We had Masaharu with us for one day in Tokyo and he was extremely helpful and we enjoyed his company. We learned a great deal about the culture and religions of Japan as he navigated the transit systems of the city and showed us many of the sights. Masaharu was everything you could ask for in a local guide, knowledge, enthusiasm, and professionalism. He is an excellent guide and we would recommend him highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michelle, Thank you very much for your nice review and encouraging words. It was my great pleasure helping you enjoy touring around some characteristic spots in Tokyo. I enjoyed fruitful conversation on your exciting photo taking tours around the world and current issues on America and Japan, tennis, etc. I hope that you will further continue world wide tours from now on. Looking forward to seeing both of you in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

David Heath

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 15/19

Masa was such a pleasure to have as a guide. He is very knowledgeable on Tokyo and the surrounding region. He is very nice and easy going. Our group was tired after skiing for 7 days and he was find to adjust the schedule and be flexible. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, Thank you for your nice review and encouraging words. I also enjoyed company with you and your friends around various spots in Tokyo. Thanks again and best regards, Masaharu

Daniel Murphy

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 12/19

Masaharu was excellent! Very knowledgeable and an expert on showing us Tokyo. He was worth every penny and I would gladly recommend him. 5 stars isn't high enough, I would score him with 10 stars!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Daniel, Thank you for your kind review and warm words which will further encourage me to level up my skill. It was my great pleasure sharing your precious time together around Tokyo. I hope that you will have fun touring around local areas in Japan for the rest of your holiday. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

David Sharpe

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 8/19

Very nice tour seeing all the bucket list places. Customized for myself and 19 year old son. Had a wonderful sushi lunch at the fish market.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David, Thank you for your encouraging message. I have enjoyed your company for three days and also learned a lot from you about USA. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Jennifer Schultz

United States
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Tour: #364959, Custom Tokyo Highlights Tour for Jennifer, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 30/18

Masaharu was knowledgeable and flexible. We enjoyed our day with him very much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jennifer, Thank you for your nice review. It was my great pleasure joining your group and guiding around exciting places with different characteristics. I hope that you will have further fun for the rest of your holidays. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best and A Happy New Year! Masaharu

Melanie Speiser

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 29/18

Our family of 5 had the best day with Masa, we saw so many different areas including the fish market, ginza, Asukusu, akiharaba and had a delicious lunch at sushizanmai. He was so knowledgeable about every area and totally flexible with where what we wanted to do. I would totally recommend taking a tour with Masa.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Melanie, Thank you for your nice review and encouraging words. It was my great pleasure joining your lovely family and sharing wonderful time together. I am so grateful that you really enjoyed the tour around must see spots in Tokyo. Please have further fun for the rest of your holidays and bring good memory of Japan back home. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Stephen Shragg

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 28/18

Masaharu was everything my family and I needed for our first trip to Tokyo. He introduced us to Japan's and Tokyo's history in a way that was interesting and engaging. He was able to easily change itinerary as our interests changed at times throughout the day and showed us things that we did not know Tokyo offered. He was personable and gracious at all times. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Stephen, Thank you very much for your wonderful review and warm words. It was my utmost pleasure sharing your valuable time together around various spots in Tokyo with different characteristics. I am so grateful if you really had a fun. Looking forward to seeing your family again in the near future. Wishing your family all the best and A Happy New Year! Masaharu

Alex San Miguel

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 26/18

We spent 2 days with Masa in Tokyo and it was fantastic! He is incredibly knowledgable, friendly and accommodating. I would highly recommend Masaharu as a guide for your family. We were 7 people ranging in age from 12 to 80 years and there was something for everyone. We used the subway for travel all around, learning interesting facts and saw so much!! Thank you Masa!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alex, Thank you for your nice review and warm message. I really enjoyed sharing two wonderful days with your family around Tokyo, and learning a lot about your life and prosperous business in New York. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future! I also hope that your excellent business will further expand globally. Wishing you all the best and a Happy New Year! Masaharu

Alex San Miguel

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 25/18

Masa was excellent. We had a fantastic day touring Tokyo. Would highly recommend Masa. He has incredible knowledge, his English is excellent, he accommodated all of our needs and was incredibly friendly. Thank you!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alex San Miguel, Thank you for participating in today’s tour. It was my great pleasure joining your wonderful family and sharing enjoyable time together around Tokyo. I also learned a lot from you about your life and business in New York. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow! Best regards, Masaharu

Matthew Kuhns

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 24/18

Masa was fabulous. We did everything I wanted to get done and more. He spent time talking to everyone in the family educating us all about the history and culture of Japan; took us to places only a local would know about (restaurants, observation decks, special shrines) and we walked 6-7 miles and he had energy to spare. He speaks perfect English, is charming and very good company. I felt we were very fortunate to get him. Could not recommend him any more highly. Not one complaint.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Matthew, Thank you very much for your nice review and encouraging words. It was my great pleasure sharing your valuable time together around Tokyo. I also enjoyed learning a lot from you and your family about your country and fruitful cultural exchange. I am looking forward to seeing your family again in the near future. Thanking you again and wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Owen Rassman

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 12/18

Masa was great! Arrived at our hotel right on time, very friendly, knowledge about the city, and very patient with us (considering the non-stop questions he got from us). Thank you Masa!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Owen, Thank you for your nice review. It was also my great pleasure sharing enjoyable time with you and your wonderful family around Tokyo. Please further have fun touring around Japan and bring your good memory back to USA. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thanks again and wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Vanessa Buchheim

Brazil
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 28/18

Masa is a very kind and attentive guide. We spent 2.5 days with him around Tokyo visting the main sites. He also helped us sort our JR Pass and buy the train tickets and Hakone Free Pass, even though we were going there by ourselves the following days. The language barrier is real and having a guide is very important. He has a good knowledge of the main Tokyo sites and surroundings, speaks very good English and is an agreeable person to be around, so the days were very enjoyable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Vanessa, Thank you for nice review. It was my great pleasure sharing your valuable time on three days together around Tokyo. I also enjoyed learning a lot from you about Brazil and UK. Please further have fun in Hakone, Takayama, Kyoto for the rest of your holiday and bring good memory back to London. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Vanessa Buchheim

Brazil
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 26/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Vanessa, Thank you for your encouraging review. I am very grateful that you really enjoyed three day tour around characteristic spots in Tokyo. Please take relaxing tour around Hakone and further have a fun in Kyoto, Hiroshima, etc. I am looking forward to seeing you again not in the far away future. Thank you again and wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Darla T.

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 14/18

Very enjoyable day with Masaharu. He is very friendly and knowledgeable and his English is excellent. He customized our tour even as we went through the day based on our interests. Happily recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Darla, Thank you for your nice review and encouraging word. It was also my pleasure sharing wonderful time with your family. Please further enjoy the rest of days around Japan. Looking forward to seeing you in the near future. Thank you again and wishing all the best! Masaharu

David Menadue

Australia
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 12/18

Masaharu was an excellent tour guide who spoke very good English, was highly knowlegable about local history and had a great sense of humour. We learnt a lot from his tour and would happily use him and Tour by Locals again David

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, Thank you for your kind effort to submit your nice and encouraging review. It was my pleasure sharing wonderful time with you touring around characteristic spots in Tokyo. I am grateful to know that you really enjoyed it. Looking forward to seeing you in the near future again. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Richard Tuch

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 9/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard, Thank you for your nice review. It was great pleasure guiding your family around popular spots. I am grateful if you enjoyed your tour including traditional Japanese food. Thank you again and best regards, Masaharu

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.

Kurt Tsukiyama

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 8/18

Masaharu was an excellent guide. He took us to a nice variety of places and sites and was very knowledgeable about the history, customs and local culture. Masaharu was also an excellent navigator through the Tokyo subway system, which allowed us to save much time and see more than we would have alone. He was also very gracious and stayed past our end time to ensure that we were able to return to our intended destination and navigate the rail and subway system on our own.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kurt, Thank you for your wonderful review. It was also my great pleasure guiding your family around “must see spots” in Tokyo with various features. I also enjoyed learning a lot from you about the Iasland of Maui. Please have a lot more fun for the rest of your holiday in Tokyo and Osaka and bring your nice memory back home. Thank you again and wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Craig P.

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 7/18

Masa was very personable, well spoken and interesting. He is very knowledgeable of the history and culture so is able to share that well. Despite the oppressive heat and humidity, he gave and excellent tour through a variety of sites and was quite willing to modify the route if needed (i.e., for a cool down). His English is quite good. We would definitely recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Craig, Thank you for your wonderful and warm message. It was my great pleasure guiding you around characteristic spots with different features. I also learned a lot from you about your country by sharing enjoyable time together. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards, Masaharu

Brian Attiyeh

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 1/18

Masaharu took us on a great tour around Tokyo. He was friendly, professional, flexible and very knowledgeable. He taught us a lot about the culture, religion and history of Japan and sincerely wanted to give us the best experience possible. We specifically wanted to see certain popular touristy locations as well as some less touristy spots, so he put together an agenda for us that covered all the bases. I would recommend Masaharu for anyone going to Japan and looking for an excellent local tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brian, Thank you for your nice review and very encouraging words. I had much pleasure sharing your valuable time together around several spots with various characteristics. I am grateful to know that you really enjoyed all different faces of Tokyo. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you a good luck! Masaharu

Jerome (JERRY) Reisman

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 10/18

Masaharu shares my interest in Sumo wrestlers and their history and culture. Take advantage of his knowledge and ability to share his information. He is patient, competent and willing to customize to your ideas.......

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jerome, Thank you very much for your nice and encouraging message. I still remember so many things that I learned from you such as deep American history and various recent issues on social matters. I am just grateful to know how you enjoyed our Tokyo Tour. Looking forward to seeing you again not in the far away future. Wishing you and your wife good health and all the best! Masaharu

Leslie Styles

Canada
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Tour: #364959, Custom Tour for Leslie Styles on August 25, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 25/18

Masa is a very friendly and informative guide and made our day in a Tokyo very special.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leslie, Thank you very much for your nice and encouraging review. I am pleased to have shared your valuable time together with me and also have learned quite a lot from you about Canada. Please further enjoy your journey around various parts of Japan. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Gail DeMay

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 24/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear DeMay, Thank you for participating in my tour today and your nice review. It was my great pleasure joining your wonderful family and sharing enjoyable time together. I hope that you will enjoy rest of your holidays and bring back good memory to Chicago. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Rosalie Diaz

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 14/18

Masaharu was knowledgeable, flexible and an excellent guide. He was engaging and offered good company. He understood our interests and limited time, and helped prioritize must see sights in Tokyo. We would come back and look forward to exploring more of Tokyo's treasures with him. Strongly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rosalie, Thank you very much for your nice and encouraging review. It was my great pleasure sharing wonderful time together with your family and helping you enjoy touring around main spots in Tokyo. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed all places with various characteristics. Thank you again and best regards, Masaharu

Kevin Gold

United Kingdom
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 11/18

Masa was knowledgable , engaging , good company and a great guide. He was flexible , understood our interests and timings and was a delight to be with. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kevin, Thank you for your nice and encouraging review. I was very pleased to share your valuable time together and help you enjoy your holiday in Tokyo today. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you again and wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Chris Morabito

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 1/18

This was our second trip with Masaharu. The selection of highlights was broad, and this gave us good exposure to key sites in this beautiful city. His descriptions of the sites were generous, deep in perspective, and importantly enriching in terms of helping us understand culture. He is very patient, and has a relaxing demeanor, which is quite comforting in this huge city for us! We will use him again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chris san, Thank you for your nice review. I also had great fun guiding you around various characteristic spots with historical and traditional value as well as harmonized modern culture. I am very pleased to know that you enjoyed the tour around Tokyo including experience of moving around by using busy Tokyo subways. Thank you again and best regards, Masaharu

Maya Al-Khalil

United Kingdom
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 28/18

Our tour today with Masaharu was excellent - even during a typhoon! He catered our day to include the sights we requested as well as extra Tokyo must sees. We really appreciated his gentle manner and extensive knowledge of Japanese history and culture. Thank you for a great day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maya, Thank you very much for your nice review and encouraging words. It was my great pleasure joining your wonderful family and sharing your valuable time together. I am grateful to know that you enjoyed the tour around several spots with various features. I really hope that you will further enjoy your holiday for the rest of days in Japan. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Abraham Bril

United States
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Tour: #364959, Custom Tour for Seno Bril on July 6th and 7th, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 6/18

We were very happy with "Masa" as our guide for two days in Tokyo. He took us around to the most important sights in Tokyo, gave us commentary without overloading us with too many facts and stories as we have experienced with other guides. Masa was accommodating with our preferences and with the limitations of my bad knees. He proposed changes to our program to take into account different weather on the two days. We highly recommend him !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Seno-san, Thank you for your nice review and warm, encouraging words. It was my great pleasure sharing wonderful time in two days with Seno-san and Mini-san. I am very grateful that you really enjoyed walking around various spots with different characteristics including Japanese cuisine. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Janice Jimenez

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 15/18

Enjoyed the trip so much, Mr Masaharu was very knowledgeable, tour was very informative, took his time explaining and pointed out very important details at the places we visited. Highly recommended! Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Janice, Thank you for your nice review and highly encouraging message. It was my great pleasure joining your family and helping you enjoy walking around various spots in Tokyo with different characteristics. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Raj G.

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 12/18

Masa was a great guide for our first visit to Tokyo. He has a wonderful base of historical knowledge, was very open to customizing the tour based on our needs, and his help was invaluable with our JR Pass. We felt like we got both a great tour of the major sites in Tokyo and an overview of Japanese history. Masa was very warm and communicated with charm and wit. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Raj-san, Thank you for your nice review and very encouraging message. I also had much pleasure sharing your valuable time together and helping you make your Tokyo Tour memorable one. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you again and wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Mei Stanton

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 29/18

Masaharu is so helpful during our stay in Tokyo. He is knowledgable, made our tour interesting and fun. He took us to places that usually tourists do not know. We had a really good time in Tokyo and hope to return soon. If you are visiting Tokyo, I highly recommend Masaharu as your guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mei, Thank you very much for your nice review and encouraging message. It is my great pleasure guiding you and your family around various spots with different unique characteristics. I am pleased to know that you highly enjoyed them. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Christine Axelrod

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 16/18

We had an excellent guide in Masaharu. His command of the English language was excellent, he was very knowledgeable and was able impart the history of Japan and Tokyo clearly. He is clearly very proud of his heritage and his country. We started with the Edo Museum to get a sense of the history of Tokyo, got to visit a Buddhist and Shinto shrine and had a great sushi lunch. A very good introduction to Tokyo by an excellent guide!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christine, Thank you very much for your nice review and encouraging message. I am happy to know that you really had a fun touring around Tokyo including sushi lunch. It is my great pleasure that I could help you enjoy your holiday. I am looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit here in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Stuart Montgomery

United Kingdom
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 12/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stuart, Thank you for your nice review for Tokyo Tour. I still remember that we could share enjoyable time around characteristic spots in Tokyo. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Tania Stracuzza

Canada
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 27/18

We had a wonderful tour with Masa. He gave us a welcoming and thorough introduction to Tokyo along with brief explanations on some of the traditions. He was also accommodating with our requests and brought us to lesser known local sites.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tania, Than you for your nice review and encouraging message. It was also my great pleasure sharing wonderful time together with your family in Tokyo. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed walking around not only toursty places but also serene and preserved village like Yanaka. I am looking forward to meeting your family again in the near future. Thank you and wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Valarie K.

Canada
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 25/18

This was our second day with Masa as our tour guide. He was once again prompt, informative, and flexible. We visited some less crowded and interesting hidden gems. We enjoyed both days very much and highly recommend Masa to anyone interested in seeing Tokyo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Valarie, Thank you for your warm and encouraging message. I had my great pleasure sharing your precious two days together. I am grateful that you had a fun strolling around less touresty, serene place like Yanaka village as well as historical Edo culture town of Ryogoku. Thank you very much again and wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Sheikha Al Thani

Qatar
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Tour: #364959, Custom Tour for Sheikha al Thani for April 20th, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 20/18

We loved our tour with Masaharu very much it was amazing , and Masaharu was very knowledgeable and. Flexible he added era things to the tour when we needed it he is amazing

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sheikha, Thank you for your nice review. It is my great pleasure joining you and sharing wonderful time with you. I hope that you are enjoying western Japan and expect to hear your wonderful story of journey around Kyoto, etc from you soon. Let's have further fun in our tour coming soon! Masaharu

Valarie K.

Canada
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 12/18

Masa was a wonderful tour guide during our visit to Tokyo. He was punctual, knowledgable, friendly, and accommodating. His command of the English language is excellent. He was very helpful in navigating the subways and his suggestion for lunch was good. We had a great day and highly recommend Masa.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Valarie, Thank you for your nice review. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed walking around historical places, feeling traditional culture, natural beauty and tasting seasonal Japanese cuisine. It was my utmost pleasure to join you and also learn a lot about your life in Canada. Thank you and best regards, Masaharu

Davide Zerbini

Hong Kong
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Tour: #364959, Custom Tour for Davide Zerbini on April 2, 2018, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 2/18

Masaharu san has well prepared the tour and arrange everything in advance so that we minimsed the queing during the day. He was very knowledgeable about the surrounding and the history of Japan. Eventually he escorted us fromm Tokyo downtown till the hotel near Mount Fuji. I would recommend Masaharu san to anybody interested in Tokyo tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Davide san, Thank you very much for your warm and encouraging message to me I had much pleasure sharing your valuable time together for two days. I hope that your will further enjoy the rest of days in Japan. I am looking forward to seeing you in the near future. Thank you again and best regards, Masaharu

Davide Zerbini

Hong Kong
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 1/18

Masaharu san has been a great guide. Punctual in the morning and organised during the day. It was easy and pleasant to travel Tokyo with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Davide san, Thank you for your nice review. It was my great pleasure joining your family today. I am grateful to know that you really enjoyed viewing beautiful cherry blossoms in Tokyo. Thank you again and best regards, Masaharu

R L V.

jamaica, NEW YORK, United States
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Tour: #364959, Custom Tour for Rod Valencia on March 28th & 29th, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 28/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rod, Thank you for your nice review and warm massage. I had much pleasure sharing your valuable time together in Tokyo. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Martin Wammen

Denmark
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 25/18

We had a wonderfull day with our local guide Masaharu. He had planned a great program for us both to the main attractions and off-the-beaten-track including a great lunch at a sushi bar. Masaharu is a very knowledgeable and kind guide and he helped us with our train reservations and gave us an introduction to everyday life in Japan. Our very best recommondations.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martin, Thank you very much for your nice review. It was my pleasure joining you in Tokyo tour. I am grateful to know that you really enjoyed watching and feeling various characteristics of Tokyo. I hope that you will further enjoy rest of your holidays in Japan and bring wonderful memory with you back to Copenhagen. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Luís Ehlers

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 21/18

Professional, knowledgeable and informative guide who understood exactly what we wanted to see. Command of the English language was excellent. Very flexible and willing to please.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tony and Luis, Thank you very much for your nice review. It was my great pleasure that you enjoyed the tour. I have also enjoyed learning a lot about your culture and wonderful life in Florida. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Douglas Schmidt

United States
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Tour: #364959, Custom Tour for Doug Shmidt on Friday, February 23 2018, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 23/18

We had a great tour. He is very knowledgeable and it was so nice to have a experienced guide to navigate us through the streets and subway. Thank you for a great experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Doug, Thank you very much for your nice review. I am grateful that you enjoyed touring around Tokyo. It was also my pleasure sharing your valuable time together and learning a lot from you about your family and life in Nebraska. I am looking forward to meeting you again in the future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Natalie Corrigan

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 29/17

Masaharu was a wonderful guide to spend the day with in Tokyo. He answered all of questions whether they were about the sites we were at or just general knowledge questions. He explained a little about the language and how it developed, how to read it etc. He took us to the places we wanted to see. We had to skip some things because they were closed but he had wonderful suggestions to show us Tokyo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Natalie, Thank you very much for your nice and warm words! It was also my great pleasure sharing your precious time together in Tokyo and helping you enjoy various aspects of Tokyo covering history, culture, coexistence of two religions and a bit of ordinary citizen life. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future possibly in the season when the day light is longer. Thank you again and wishing you all the best in New Year! Masaharu

Magda Chang

Philippines
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 22/17

We were so fortunate that Masaharu accommodated us despite the very short notice (booking within the same day). He was very helpful with us and delivered when we sought help from him to hire a private car and driver, also on very short notice. Thank you, Masaharu!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Magda, Thank you very much for your nice review and warm message. It was my great pleasure joining your family in Tokyo. I also learned quite a lot of things from you about your country. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thanking you and wishing you all the best! Best regards, Masaharu

Abraham Panicker

Naperville, IL, United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 3/17

Visiting Tokyo has been a dream. When I got a 10 hour layover at Narita, I decided to make the most out of it. Tokyo being a large city with a very rich cultural heritage, it became a dilemma as to what I can see within 5-6 hours. Masharu, from 'toursbylocals' was able make my dream come true. After getting to know what I wanted to experience, Masaharu was able to get met to the best food experience I craved for, Shrines and Temples I wanted to visit, and the gardens I wanted to see. Thank You..

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Abraham, Thank you very much for your nice and warm message. It was my great pleasure sharing wonderful time with you around Tokyo. I was also grateful to know that I could help you have a fun in your first time tour even for limited time. I am looking forward to seeing you and your family again not in a far away future. Thank you Abraham. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

John Brooks

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 21/17

We had a great tour with Masaharu. He customized a two day two for us tailored to our tastes, working with us via several emails to get the itinerary just right. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. He was punctual, both in arriving for the tour and in responding to our emails. His English is good. He was also understanding of our desire not to feel rushed. We highly recommend Masaharu.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I am so grateful to know that you really enjoyed two day tour. It was also my great pleasure having learned many things from you about various matters in USA. I hope that you will enjoy Kyoto for two days and bring your nice memory back to USA. I am looking forward to seeing you and your family in the near future again. Wishing you all the best. Masaharu

Chuck Stills

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 5/17

Masaharu made my limited time in Tokyo a great success. Prior to my visit, he was very proactive in planning the best itinerary possible so I could achieve all I wanted to see plus slotting in some hidden gems along the way. This flexibility, his knowledge of the city, and his easy-going demeanor made for a memorable and enjoyable day. I could not have done it without him and would highly recommend him for anybody visiting Tokyo or near vicinity. Thank you, Masaharu!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chuck, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. It was great pleasure sharing your precious time together in Tokyo. I am grateful that you really enjoyed walking around various spots. I also learned many things from you about USA and your business. I am looking forward to seeing you again not in long future. Thanking you again and wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Robert Hull

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 16/17

Great tour. Masa showed us all the sights and some extra hidden spots no one would know about! Went above and beyond his duties to give us a great time! Thank you so much!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert and Jeanne, Thank you very much for participating in my tour yesterday. I really enjoyed sharing your precious time together and I am grateful for your nice review. Please further enjoy your cruise tour around Japan. Wishing you all the best! Best regards, Masaharu

Andre Neuendorff

Canada
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 13/17

Fantastic start to our trip. First thing is we sat and decided what to do with Masa's input rather than having something dictated. Invaluable was his assistance in figuring out the complexities of the subway system and JR rail connections as well as assisting in getting our passes and some upcoming tickets. Allowed us to thereafter navigate much easier and quicker for our entire trip. Great guide / highly recommendable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andre, Thank you very much for your warm words. It was my great pleasure sharing such a wonderful time together in Tokyo. I also learnt plenty of things from you indeed. I hope that you will further enjoy your holiday. I am looking forward to seeing you in the near future again. Wishing you all the best. Masaharu