Gene SweeneyUnited 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.
Sarah CrainFort Worth, TEXAS, United States
What a great tour! Satoko gave us great lessons on the history of Golden Gai, Piss Alley, and more. It was clear she was taking us to the good spots. Hidden away, unmarked doors with little gems awaiting upstairs, filled with lively locals, good drink, and good food. So glad we had Satoko to show us a bit of Shinjuku culture. We recommend her tour 100%, and can't wait to check out the Shinjuku nightlife again when we return to Tokyo.
Arnold Vander BokJapan
Roline PatersonUnited Kingdom
A very different experience and a very different side of Tokyo on this tour. Thoroughly enjoyed experiencing the red light district, golden gai and the pubs we visited. Would never have found the latter. Well done.
Matthew NewcombUnited States
This was a truly unique tour and one that my boyfriend and I will remember forever. Satoko is wonderful and it felt like we were catching up with an old friend. There was a relaxing sense of ease throughout the evening and she was very honest/authentic. You will learn some very interesting things about Japanese nightlife as well as have some one of a kind experiences in Golden Gai that only locals can have. I can't stress enough how fantastic this evening was. We are also both hard to please new Yorkers.
Frank ReinsteinUnited States
Wonderful guide that had a great understanding of the Tokyo backstreets at night and answered ANY questions you might have.
Adrian WhiteUnited States
Satoko met me at the hotel on time and we walked to the entertainment district of Shinjuku. As we were walking, she answered all of the questions I had in a fun and polite way. She took me to a small bar where only locals drank, it was small, but a lot of fun! We also had dinner together where I got the chance to try a few different local drinks. Satoko is warm, friendly, and funny and I would recommend her for any tour she has available!
Samuel DoeringUnited States
This tour with Satoko is a must for those looking for a truly "local" look at some of the more interesting nighttime areas of Tokyo. She got us to the exact places we were looking for and we had a great time!
Michael NeiswanderUnited States
Cathy GrishamUnited States
Satoko was terrific. She probably had a heart attack when she saw all the middle-age and old people who had signed up for her tour but believe me, we all got something out of it - it was terrific! Really helped me understand the genesis of the Shinjuku neighborhood and why it has only developed recently into a tourist hub. It has a seamy side that is fascinating culturally - and we had such a great time checking out the Golden Gai area.Dinner at Boruga was GREAT too!
Satoko was wonderful! And so the tour. She is very knowledgeable, pleasant and patient. Visited some incredible places we would never see without her. A perfect guide. Next time in Tokyo we will ask her to show us more things. Great experience!
Vanita KontrakulUnited States
Satoko is a fantastic guide. She took me to areas where I would never be able to find on my own. She is very knowledgeable and personable too. She has provided me a wonderful time and experience I will never forget.