Brian WinkowskiUnited States
Morimasa was a wonderful tour guide and we highly recommend him. We learned so much about Tokyo that we will not forget - from interesting facts about Japanese history, culture, and customs - to how to buy a Pasmo card and order veggie soba noodles. We saw a Buddhist temple, a Shinto shrine, a busy market, beautiful gardens, and more. Morimasa is an engaging, worldly individual with a great sense of humor - a true gentleman and excellent company throughout the 6.5 hour tour.
Eng Choi Mark C.United Kingdom
very polite and knowledgeable of the history of the places of interest visited during the tour. we are glad that he help us to sort out our rail pass and book our trains.
Very good tour of Tokyo by Morimasa. Rating: 5 out of 5
Great program for a first timer in Tokyo, With a Nice guide who spoke very good English. Would absolutlely recommend this trip. Really enjoiable day :)
Matthew NewcombUnited States
What a wonderful way to start our Japan trip! Morimasa gave us a great foundation for Tokyo both historical and geographical. He is very kind, flexible with tour customization, and went out of his way to make our day great. He even helped us work through some train ticket logistics for later in our trip. Highly recommend Morimosa and this tour for your first full day in Tokyo. It was a truly pleasant experience filled with great stories and he speaks excellent English.
Frank ReinsteinUnited States
He was SO patient and understanding for first time visit.
Joanne BoylanUnited States
Very pleasant and helpful tour guide. We enjoyed seeing shrines, gardens, river cruise. Happy to share historical perspective and answer are questions.
The tour was very comprehensive, thorough, fascinating, varied and informative! We thought it was most interesting and great value for the price. We enjoyed getting some local flavour (an unexpected wedding at a Shinto Shrine) and local food. Our tour guide was excellent! He deserves 5 stars!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating. Morimasa
Eric EvansUnited States
Morimasa should get a higher than 5 star rating. We visited Tokyo during a 12 hour layover from Narita airport (about an hour out of Tokyo). We never could have done it with him. We were running late to meet him at the TCAT station where he met us with a smile. He took us to Tokyo Skytree first as I am a lover of tall structures. He navigated all situations for us. We then went to several shrines, navigated the streets downtown, and had lunch at a local ramen restaurant. He even waved us off on the bus!
Rhonda WainwrightLos Angeles, CA, United States
Morimasa is an excellent and knowledgeable guide. He has worked as a corporate executive throughout the world including several years in the U.S. and is able to explain the similarities and differences between Japan and the West. I highly recommend him.
Margo WilliamsonUnited Kingdom
We had a fantastic day with Morimasa. He was incredibly knowledgeable, well travelled and detailed in his care. He arrived promptly and ensured we got so much out of our time with him including suggestions for the following few days particularly as the weather was not to be too good. We will recommend him very highly to our friends who are visiting next year. Truly excellent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words, Graham and Margo. I hope you enjoy the tour in Japan and find more fun. Regards Morimasa
Amy HaimannUnited States
Morimasa was an excellent guide! He took us around for two days in Tokyo and made sure we had a varied and exciting tour. We highly recommend Morimasa if you want a comprehensive and fun tour of Tokyo!
He was the worst of our guides in Japan and would not recommend him. He barely tried to accommodate our needs. Was insensitive to our limitations. Seemed bored when he joined us for lunch.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I declined starting her tour a Yokohama, as it is not my scope. The hire car was over her budget. I agreed to start late. I went to Tokyo Sky Tree, Ueno Part and Akihabara for accommodating her wishes, none of which are her in booked tour. She suddenly wanted lunch earlier as she had a food tour in the afternoon, which I accommodated. I adjusted speed of the tour as she could not walk well, against her declaration: - “Elderly but very able bodied”.
Stephen JaffeUnited States
Morimasa was a wonderful guide. He was promptly in our hotel lobby at 9 and his English was understandable. He took us to all the places we had previously discussed while answering any question about Japanese culture or history we asked. We did a lot of walking, but mixed in subway rides and a boat trip on a Tokyo canal. An outstanding introduction to Tokyo. I would highly recommend his to anyone seeking a great Tokyo guide.
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.
Nina CharnleyUnited States
We had a wonderful and thorough tour with Ogawasan on our first day in Tokyo. He is very knowledgeable and has a great command of the English language. He has travelled all over the world and is intelligent and curious.
Anton VisserUnited States
Fantastic tour guide. He is a very nice man, someone who we would highly recommend. His english was terrific and his knowledge of the area was fantastic.
Dee KongUnited States
This tour was great. We saw some amazing shrines, learned a ton of history and ate some delicious food. Morimasa was very helpful and his tips on the city was the best. I highly recommend his services when in Tokyo!
Sheila AtwellUnited States
Morimasa was an outstanding guide. We loved hearing about Tokyo - knows all kinds of stories - and really enjoyed walking through the different neighborhoods. We loved learning about his family and travels. Also a very good photographer! Speaks very good English. Highly recommend.
Matthew SchwartzUnited States
Great guide, very friendly and spoke English very well. Would definitely book a tour with him again!
Diane EllisUnited States
David SchultzUnited States
We saw an incredible variety of sights that left us feeling we had seen much of Tokyo. We went to the Fish Market, a variety of temples and shrines, Ginza, and more. Ogawa-san helped us order lunch at a very good neighborhood noodle house. We know Tokyo has much more to offer, but we got an excellent introduction to Tokyo which is just what we were looking for. Highly recommend Ogawa-san.
Melinda (Mindy) ClarkAlexandria, VA, United States
If you are looking for a tour where you can learn local history and culture in the context of world history and culture, this is the tour for you. Morimasa is a lovely gem, and a deep pool of knowledge. He has, himself, traveled extensively (touring 47 of the 50 US states with 3 to go : )), as well as several other countries! His English is superb and communication was very easy. He came prepared with subway and city maps that he left with me ---SOOO helpful later on. I highly recommend Morimasa!
Richard WiseUnited Kingdom
Morimasa is an extraordinary gentleman who will initiate you into the subtle magic of Tokyo and leave you in awe of its great history and lively present day. What a pleasure it was for me and my wife to be guided by him and the interest of his stories and the kindness of his manners has lingered endearingly in our minds and hearts.
Very nice and patient Man. Highly recommended, knows very much about Tokyo AND Spain!
Andy JoyceUnited States
Morimasa was an excellent tour guide. This was our first time in Japan and we found him to be a willing and patient teacher in many areas: using the (complex) subway system, Japanese history, suggestions for intelligent ways to spend the rest of our trip after the tour. He was a pleasure to spend the day with; friendly, generous and knowledgeable. We give him our highest possible endorsement.
We had such a great day, learning, understanding the city. Not rushed .. I believe he understood our requirements very well... a lovely man a great guide...thanks so much
Kathy ApoUnited States
Morimasa introduced us to Tokyo. We spent a wonderful, educational and fun day with him. Morimasa planned our tour to our interests. His English is excellent. We could not have asked for more. Thank you!!
David D.United Kingdom
Morimasa was an extremely knowledgable, friendly and helpful guide. He showed us many of the main sites across Tokyo and helped us to cover so much more ground than we could have by ourselves. With the experience of touring with Morimasa on our first day in Tokyo we were able to enjoy the rest of our time so much more! Thanks Morimasa and we would happily recommend you to anyone wanting a great city tour.
Jane HanceUnited States
I will plan to do this every time I visit a new city. It's a great way to get one's barings, see some favorite sites, have a personalized tour geared to what we want to see AND a small group. Unlike large group tours, this one did not feel rushed.
We had a great time. Morimassa vas very patient with us and gave great explanation of the japanese culture, telling stories of everything we saw. He created a tour to showed us all of Tokyo and nikko. We had a wonderful experiencie not only visiting all important atteactions and historical sites but also riding in metro and bus, visiti g local department stores, and food markets.
Shari D'EmidioUnited States
We had a wonderful tour of Tokyo with Morimasa. He planned the day perfectly. Got a good feel for the city and learned about the Japanese culture. He was very easy to be around and spoke perfect English.
Jessica EdisonUnited States
Jean CouturierUnited States
We let our guide decide most of our itinerary. Morimasa is pleasant, punctual, energetic, very accommodating, has lived in America and speaks excellent English. He was knowledgeable on every form of transportation, history and culture. He accommodated my Mom who is 85 and had trouble walking quickly. I highly recommend him. Thank you Morimasa!
Naila NasirUnited States
We had a great time with Mr Morimasa O. He is very accomadating and works around your schedule. He is a patient and very knowledgable guide and makes going around Tokyo a lot of fun!
John MaceNew Zealand
A very enjoyable day with a knowledgable Guide who was very well organised and assisted us in making our stay in Tokyo a memorable experience
Morimasa was an excellent tour guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with him. He slowed down the pace for my husband who was taking lots of pictures. We ate at a 100 year old restaurant of his choice which was very good. We saw so much in one day and feel like we got a real sense of Tokyo life. We would not hesitate to go on a tour with him again when we return to Tokyo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your warm words.
Dennis StickUnited States
Morimasa organized a walking and commercial transportation tour for us to see the Fish market, Imperial garden, the old town streets and Ginza. He did a great job explaining about all the things the markets sell and the unique stores and traditions of the older neighborhoods. This is exactly what we wanted to see. We had lunch a very traditional restaurant and it was excellent. Morimasa is very professional and tireless. We had a great time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your warm words. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed my tour.
John MelgrenUnited States
Awesome great experience he went above and beyond I highly highly recommend Morimasa if your looking for a guide for toyko get him
Susan BloomUnited States
Susan BloomUnited States
Andrew SheaUnited States
Morimasa made sure our first day in Tokyo was a success. He made sure we hit all the hightlights, but was patient enough to let us stop at different shops along the way. He knew my wife wanted a Kimono and took us to a great local shop. He took us to a great soba place for lunch and was kind enough to take us to his favorite rest in Ginz to help us make dinner res, and called another rest to help us make next day dinner res. Definitely goes above and beyond. Highly recommend! Andrew
Beverly BurmeierUnited States
Mossimara was very knowledgeable and patient. We walked a lot and learned a lot during the tour. He guided us through the subway system, which can be a challenge for those of us unfamiliar with subways. We got a good overview of Tokyo in one day.
Maria Mercedes Cedenio GodinoPhilippines
Morimasa was a wonderful guide to my mother and her friends. They really enjoyed their time with him. He was patient with their requests and tailored the pace to what they wanted.
Teri RasmussenUnited States
Our guide was very knowledgeable professional. We saw some great shrines and temples (even got to see two Buddhist shrines during the chanting, and the tour of the fish market was fascinating (even though we initially thought we had already seen enough of fish markets). His English was very good. We very much enjoyed the tour and would highly recommend Morimasa to any visitors to Tokyo. The only part of the tour that was rather boring was the river cruise-not much to see, but it was good to sit down.
Valerie G.United States
I had only one day in Tokyo and Morimasa made that day very special. In just 6 hours i got a real good sense of the city, its markets, its temples and traditions. Thank you for your knowledge and perfect planning of the day.
Robert RainsUnited States
Gregory Des RosiersUnited States
An exceptional introduction to a fascinating city. Morimasa-san is an exceptional guide, highlighting sites of historical and cultural significance with a depth that I have never experienced. My traveling companion and I frequently referenced both this tour and Morimasa during the balance of our trip, reflecting fondly on things he had shared or pointed out. A must do!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am happy to hear you enjoyed my tour.
Excellent explanations and deep knowledge of history of the places visited. We enjoyed ourselves while learning about the great city of Tokyo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you for your kind comments. I hope you enjoy the lest of your tour in Japan.
Gary UnzeitigUnited States
I met my daughter in Tokyo and Morimasa was our guide for the first two days. He designed a custom tour that took us all over Tokyo. By the end of the two days, we easily knew how to navigate the transit system and how to find and order the best Soba Tokyo has to offer!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating.
Gary UnzeitigUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating.
George MannUnited States
Morimasa, "Mike" was a great guide, enjoyed our tour very much!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. I hope you have enjoyed Tokyo fully.
Jun ReinaUnited States
Wonderful, full day with Mori. He worked with us in customizing our itinerary as we only had one full day in Tokyo and we wanted to squeeze in all the major sights. We got almost all our requests fulfilled but we just ran out of time and didn't get to see the Meiji Shrine. But Mori did his very best to try to make things work. His English, knowledge of Tokyo and its history, and world knowledge are all excellent. Oh and you'll be surprised at this man's stamina... he can walk upwards of 15 miles a day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Jun for your kind words. I hope you have nice time in the Philippines.
Amy DunckelmannUnited States
Knowledgeable both in historical aspects of the country as well as the sites of the city. Efficient city navigator. Friendly and easy going. Delightful to spend the day with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words, Amy. I have a nice holiday in Mongolia.
Annie CheungUnited States
Morimasa san speaks very good English and is well travelled with many years experience living overseas. He was able to share a lot of information about Tokyo with us. We really enjoyed having him as our guide and would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. I hope you enjoy Japan fully.
Yan BarbalatUnited States
I am rating 2 days tour in Tokyo with Mr. Morimasa as 5 stars plus. We, a group of 4, really enjoyed a perfectly and thoughtfully tailored tour around Tokyo that Morimasa put together for us. The tour simply exceeded all our expectations. We appreciated Morimasa's professionalism and knowledge of the Japanese history. He was also very helpful with all the questions we have asked regarding dining, transportation, and places to see. Thank you Mr. Morimasa very much! Yan B.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words. I enjoyed guiding you and your family.
What a wonderful tour and experience we had with Morimasa (Mike)! Very knowledgeable and especially about Japanese Landmarks / History. Highly recommend this tour and Mike to anyone visiting Japan.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words. I hope you have enjoyed Tokyo fully.
George SmithUnited States
Rob GrammerUnited States
Morimasa was right on time and eager to share his love of Tokyo with us. He gave us many little tips for getting around and getting along in Tokyo,and for that matter, around Kyoto as well. He worked seamlessly to accommodate our schedule and include the activities we wished to do. He easily shared his life experiences on his and his family's travels. His fluency in English was excellent. We enjoyed his company and liked him as a person. Tokyo itself is vast, exciting, intoxicating and beautiful!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for you warm words. I hope you have nice stay in Japan and enjoy travels to Kyoto and Nara.
Charles T.United States
Morimasa San speaks excellent English. The arrangements he made for us were superb. He has alternate itineraries for rainy days. In addition to showing us the principal sites of interest in Tokyo, he made arrangements with the hotel for renting a private vehicle for the three days of our stay in Tokyo. The vehicles and drivers that he obtained were excellent. He also caught an overcharge for the vehicles that the hotel had ina
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your warm words. I am happy that I learnt Jane and you enjoyed stay in Tokyo.
Victor TrujilloUnited States
What a wonderful day we had with Morimasa. He is a real professional!!! We so enjoyed his company and our introduction to Tokyo. It was a real treat to experience the city through the eyes of one that knows the answers to all the questions!!! Morimasa had lived in the United States for many years, and travels the world himself, which made our experience even better. We would highly recommend using Morimasa. You will be so pleased!!!
Annie H.United States
Morimasa was a wonderful and invaluable guide. We hired him for our first two days in Tokyo so we were off to a great start for the duration of our trip. He is an experienced traveler and gave us a lot of needed advise how best to organize our travels through Tokyo and Kyoto. He helped activate our JR Passes at the Tokyo Central Station. He help with negotiating some dates changes with our hotel and shipping our luggage to Kyoto. He taught us how to use the subway as well as the history of the sites.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Annie for your nice review. I am happy to hear you have a good itme in Tokyo as well as in Kyoto.
Stella StringerUnited Kingdom
Excellent tour , guide and itinerary. Thoroughly recommend to anyone
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your warm words. I enjoyed guiding you. Thank yo.
Dominic BrunettiUnited States
Loved our two days in Tokyo with Morimasa! We covered a lot of ground and he tailored our wants into the tour. Professional & Friendly. Recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dominic-san for your warm words. I have a good time in guiding you.
Michael BerlinNew York, NEW YORK, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for choosing my tour.
Mark C.United States
Although it was 95 F with very high humidity, I still enjoyed walking with Morimasa throughout the city seeing the sights, and learning about Buddhism and Shintoism. We didn't just do the normal touristy stuff. I needed help getting around and booking other stuff for the upcoming days. Morimasa took me to Tokyo Station to help me activate my JR Pass and brought me to a tourist center in Asakusa to help me buy tickets to see the Yakult Swallows prof baseball game. Hope to see you next trip Morimasa!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments. It was really a very hot day in Tokyo. I am happy to hear you enjoyed the tour in the heat.
Kathleen O.United States
My family thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Morimasa-san. His itinerary provided an excellent introduction to Tokyo. We were very pleased with how many places we were able to visit. He is very knowledgable about the history of Tokyo and Japan and also answered all of our questions about its current culture. He taught us how to use the subway and train systems and gave suggestions on additional things to do during the rest of our stay. We strongly recommend Morimasa's tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Kathleen-san, choosing my tour. I hope you and your lovely family enjoy extraordinary hot Japan fully.
Kristie M.United States
morimasa-san was an EXCELLENT tour guide! pretty much fresh off the plane, he introduced my husband and i to the city of tokyo… taking us from tsukiji fish market to hamarikyu gardens to a river boat ride to asakusa to see the sensoji temple. then we ate a DELICIOUS (thee BEST we've ever had!!!) udon, which was absolutely PERFECT and refreshing on such a hot, hot, hot day! he even accompanied us to our kimono experience to make sure we got there okay. :o). doomo arigato morimasa-san!!!
Sharief PansareySouth Africa
Great experience, especially trying to see a mega city in one day. Morimasa's knowledge of the city and country, its history and culture makes this trip well worthwhile. Unfortunately the fish market was closed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating. Did you notice a rather large earthquake this afternoon? I hope you have a safe and successful trip in Korea and China.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating. I hope you are having nice tours.
Kenneth JamesUnited States
Very good way to see the busy city and the lunch was the best
Ignatius ChanUnited States
Morimasa was excellent--consummate professional, polite, punctual, considerate, extremely well informed about historical, economic, & cultural contexts. Excellent English & well traveled. We had great time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Chan. I had a very nice time with good tourists.
Tee Kian GanMalaysia
He was very helpful when I asked about getting directions to blue note jazz club. He made a few online searches and wrote the address and telephone number that would be helpful to taxi drivers
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Gan. I hope you enjoy the rest of your tour in Tokyo.
Morimasa was well travelled himself so knew what a tourist would be looking for. Made the best of bad weather and adapted around it very well. Interesting to talk with and a very enjoyable day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Glen. I hope you have a plesant stay in Japan.
Carl MartinUnited States
Morimasa was an excellent guide. He was friendly, informative, and went above and beyond to be helpful. His advice helped us not only get the most out of our day with him but helped us get the most out of our entire trip to Japan. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comment. I always hope all my customers have pleasant stay and have a good memory of their tour in Japan. I thank you for choosing my tour.
Marcia K.West Windsor, NJ, United States
Again, Morimassa displayed his knowledge, love for his city and charm. We had a logistical mix-up due to a taxi shortage, but he quickly revised the plans for the morning and gave us a terrific tour - exploring a less visited (but very interesting part of the city. And we got to our plane in time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am a member and correspondent of Chuo City Tourism Association, Tokyo and have walked the area quite often. I feel very happy to show you the area where not many tourists visit.
Marcia K.West Windsor, NJ, United States
Morimassa put together a comprehensive tour of Tokyo, both old and new. He was clearly knowledgeable about his city, and enjoyed sharing it. His communication and planning before the tour was excellent, working out a plan to allow the four of us to check our luggage and tour before leaving for two different airports. He also displayed great flexibility and knowledge - so that when we got hungry at an odd time, he found a great nearby restaurant.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Miki-san. I enjoyed guiding you. I am very happy to hear you enjoyed my tour.
Scott SchwindUnited States
I met Morimasa-san during my first visit to Tokyo, and I enjoyed our tour so much that I booked another tour with him for my second visit to the city. He is extremely knowledgeable about the history and culture of Tokyo, and he is delightful to spend time with. My wife also enjoyed the tour with Morimasa-san, especially the Tsukiji fish market, and she had fun asking him lots of questions about Japanese food and culture.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You two are very good tourists for me who studied well in advance and asked good questions. I am always very happy to guide such curious tourist who at the end of tour learn and enjoy a lot. I had a pleasant guiding. Thank you.
Scott SchwindUnited States
I spent a fascinating day in Tokyo with Morimasa-san. He knows the city and its history very well, and he put a lot of thought and consideration into preparing a tour itinerary that would appeal to my interests in history. I would highly recommend him for anyone that wants to see Tokyo!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I enjoyed the tour with Scott-san who had good understanding of Japanese history. I hope I have more chances to guide historical places in Tokyo.
Sheila Rodriguez FigueroaUnited States
Our guide, Morimasa, spoke exceptionally good English and had our day planned to cover all the tourist attractions listed for the tour as well as extras that we had requested. He was very flexible and very knowledgeable about Tokyo and happy to answer our many questions making our day very enjoyable. We found Morimasa to be polite and friendly and wouldI highly recommend him as a Tour Guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for you kind comment. I always try to be flexible and learn something from travelers. I will try to be a better guide for my next clients.