Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Tokyo Japan by Tour Guide Akira K. (Guide #14482)


Ruben Melo

United States
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Tour: #224062, Tokyo evening walk tour and enjoy drinking in nostalgic and friendly atmosphare, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 2/18

Arty is a great guide, funny, entertaining and interesting! Great knowledge of the city, its people and habits! Recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your positive comments. I will make my best efforts to improve my tours even further.

Priscilla Zuurbier

Netherlands
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Tour: #182049, Casual Tokyo full day excursion by private guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 21/18

Quite high expense, probably because of his great English language. Thats really helpful in having Some Nice conversations. Went to Nissan Yokohama as well as stock Exchange and akihabara. We had a great time.

Susie Oh

Australia
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Tour: #181915, Shore Leave, Private tour Yokohama half day, Yokohama, Japan    view tour
Date: May 6/18

Akira has excellent knowledge about all the places he took me to and he spoke excellent English. He showed me how to use the train system & I didn't have any problem finding my way back when the tour was finished. I highly recommended him & would definitely use him again. Thank you Akira for an informative day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your favorable comments. I will improve my tours even better for future.

Geraldine Ferguson

Canada
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Tour: #181915, Shore Leave, Private tour Yokohama half day, Yokohama, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 25/18

In spite of a very rainy day at the Sankeien Garden-Akira provided an excellent & informative guided tour. He is very knowledgeable with a good command of the English language. Next;the Ramen Museum;highly recommend going to this museum;1 of a kind; there are several options on site for a meal. Akira was very helpful with our lunch selection.He was very time sensitive & cost conscience; both attributes greatly appreciated. He also enlightened us on current traditional Japanese culture. A great tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your favorable and detailed description. I will make effort to make my tours even better.

Jon Kawamura

United States
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Tour: #182049, Casual Tokyo full day excursion by private guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 9/18

Akira-san connected very well with his vast knowledgeable and guidance throughout Tokyo. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your positive comments. I’ll make my maximum efforts to improve my tours even further.

John Adams

United States
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Tour: #214342, Private Tour to Mt.Fuji Area, Fujikawaguchiko, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 23/18

Akira was Superb! Knowledgeable, clear and considerate.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your favorable comments. I will make my tours even better.

Cristin Rodgers

United States
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Tour: #182049, Casual Tokyo full day excursion by private guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 9/18

Akira was very informative. We covered a lot of ground in one day even with jet lag. It was very nice to have a guide as we would have never been able to find our way around Tokyo. We had a great day ! Thank you for good time in Tokyo!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your positive comments. I will make my efforts to further improve my tours.

John Buhr

United States
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Tour: #182084, Hakone full day by private guide, Hakone, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 20/18

Arti provided us with an excellent tour of the Hakone area. He provided us with much information about the area and could answer all our questions. We recommend him highly as a tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your positive comments. I’ll make my maximum efforts to make my tours even better.

Klaus Feis

Germany
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Tour: #181915, Shore Leave, Private tour Yokohama half day, Yokohama, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 18/18

Artie begleitete uns für 4 Tage in und um Tokio. Er war ein hervorragender Guide, der uns viel vom Japan gestern und heute vermitteln konnte. Dank seiner Kenntnisse im öffentlichen Transportwesen Tokios wurden Sonderwünsche bestens erfüllt.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your favorable comments. I will improve my tour further, and my German, too :)

Klaus Feis

Germany
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Tour: #181915, Shore Leave, Private tour Yokohama half day, Yokohama, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 17/18

Artie begleitete uns für 4 Tage in und um Tokio. Er war ein hervorragender Guide, der uns viel vom Japan gestern und heute vermitteln konnte. Dank seiner Kenntnisse im öffentlichen Transportwesen Tokios wurden Sonderwünsche bestens erfüllt.

Klaus Feis

Germany
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Tour: #214342, Private Tour to Mt.Fuji Area, Fujikawaguchiko, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 16/18

Artie begleitete uns für 4 Tage in und um Tokio. Er war ein hervorragender Guide, der uns viel vom Japan gestern und heute vermitteln konnte. Dank seiner Kenntnisse im öffentlichen Transportwesen Tokios wurden Sonderwünsche bestens erfüllt.

Klaus Feis

Germany
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Tour: #198883, Tokyo selected spots in 4 hours by private guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 15/18

Artie begleitete uns für 4 Tage in und um Tokio. Er war ein hervorragender Guide, der uns viel vom Japan gestern und heute vermitteln konnte. Dank seiner Kenntnisse im öffentlichen Transportwesen Tokios wurden Sonderwünsche bestens erfüllt.

Joyce Liang

Australia
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Tour: #182084, Hakone full day by private guide, Hakone, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 12/18

Arti is knowledgeable and engaging. He went out of his way to meet us at our hotel. He tailored the itinerary and took into account the very windy and cold day we had. We had an insightful and enjoyable personal tour of Hakone. Fully recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your favorable comments. I will make my tours even better with my maximum efforts. Akira

Connie Hetzler

United States
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Tour: #198883, Tokyo selected spots in 4 hours by private guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 4/18

We had a wonderful tour with Akira in Tokyo visiting the famous temples and shrines in the city. Akira's knowledge of the history, culture and religious beliefs was very impressive. He was well prepared for this tour and explained each aspect of what we saw. He made this experience very special for our family and I would highly recommend him for any tour in Japan. His English is excellent and he has a global perspective which is great as he explains Japanese history with a well educated context.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your credentials. I will certainly make further efforts to improve my tours as n the future.

Connie Hetzler

United States
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Tour: #214342, Private Tour to Mt.Fuji Area, Fujikawaguchiko, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 2/18

Akira was an amazing tour guide for our tour to Mount Fuji. Every aspect was perfectly organized and we learned so much from him about the Mount Fuji area and about many aspects of Japanese culture. He was such a knowledgeable person and also very helpful and gracious that made the day truly special !! I would highly recommend Akira to anyone that is seeking a tour anywhere in Japan. He is just terrific !!

Wayne Pointon

New Zealand
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Tour: #182049, Casual Tokyo full day excursion by private guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 26/17

Great tour to get a feel for Tokyo. Arti was flexible and conscious of the interests of the children. Gave just enough history and information. Was obvious he had a lot more to give. Sushi lunch he took us to was expensive. Great way to get a feel with limited time

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments. I will make my effort to get perfect rating in the future. Arti

Harry Katsiabanis

Australia
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Tour: #182049, Casual Tokyo full day excursion by private guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 19/17

Excellent tour guide, very knowledgable and rewarding tour Would recommend Akira to others

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comments. I will be looking forward to seeing you again sometime in future. I will do even better for you.

Duyen (Gina) Pham

United States
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Tour: #214342, Private Tour to Mt.Fuji Area, Fujikawaguchiko, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 11/17

Thank you, Mr. Arika Kojima for the private tour to Mt. Fuji. It was nice to see the Mountain and the Fuji area. Gina Pham

Nany Kollesar

United States
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Tour: #214342, Private Tour to Mt.Fuji Area, Fujikawaguchiko, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 6/17

Arti-san is very knowledgeable about the area. He took us to nice places around Mt. Fuji. We enjoyed his company especially during lunch time, where he took us to a local restaurant that was very delicious. He communicated well on where to meet for the tour and on everything else. Overall, it was a very pleasant tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comments. It was very fortunate the mountain showed up all day. I will make my best effort to further improve my tours.

David Valente

Australia
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Tour: #182084, Hakone full day by private guide, Hakone, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 25/17

Arti was very knowledgeable in the history of the area and of Japan in general. He was very friendly and pushed on with our tour even though we unfortunately had bad rainy weather. We loved the views of the mountains, lake and valley from the train and ship even though it was foggy, the lunch was great and so were the trail walks and visit to an old local tea house and master of Japanese carpentry.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your encouraging comments. I’ll make my tours even better for future opportunities so please come back again.

James Deupree

United States
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Tour: #182084, Hakone full day by private guide, Hakone, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 16/17

Under adverse weather conditions, Artie deliver a great tour. He was was quick to shift plans to other options. It was truly local with a bit of touristy thrown in. His command of background material as well as current events was fascinating to this ex-history teacher. He gets an A and a gold star!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind comments. I’ll make my maximum efforts to improve my tours even better.

Tony Feenstra

Canada
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Tour: #198885, Casual Yokohama private tour in full day, Yokohama, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 13/17

On a cruise to Japan and China we had booked a walking / public transportation tour with Akira for 4 couples . Akira ( Archie ) was waiting for us when we came off the ship and went by train to the Sojiji Zen Buddhist Temple . Despite the steady rain we all really enjoyed the tour , learned a lot of Japanese religions , customs . We visited some more very worthwhile sights and also had a nice lunch at the Ramen Museum . Archie is a very experienced guide who gave us a great tour despite the weather .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your credential comments. I will make my tours even better. Arti

Richard Matties

United States
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Tour: #212264, Private day trip to Nikko, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 12/17

Didn't realize how much travel time would be involved on a tour from Tokyo to Nikko. Spent nearly 6 hours on subways and trains that day. Also, spent a lot of time waiting for, and on the public bus in Nikko to get from one place to another. Need better explanation of what's involved. Tour guide was excellent and sites in Nikko were interesting, but the day was very tiring due to the amount of travel time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I will explain about the transportation involved in there more in detail in the future, but not to dispel the travelers.

Alisa D.

Estonia
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Tour: #224062, Tokyo evening walk tour and enjoy drinking in nostalgic and friendly atmosphare, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 11/17

Tour is exactly as described. The location was selected according to our wishes. Akira was adjusting the tour content to our pre-agreed area of interests. The only drawback is we expected more in-depth knowledge, than general information. This could have been communicated better between guide and us during the planning stage and pre-arrangements. We were enjoying the izakaya part of the tour the most.

Thomas Han

United States
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Tour: #182084, Hakone full day by private guide, Hakone, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 10/17

We had a wonderful day with Akiro (or Arti as we called him, as only his mother calls him Akiro)! He is a very knowledgeable and able guide, who expertly navigated us through a jam-packed day in Hakone. We saw so much and learned a ton. Every step of the way, he was able to give us insights and ensure we got the most out of each leg of the tour. Thanks again for a great day Arti!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your positive comments. I’ll make efforts to make my tours even better. Arti

Carolyn Hall

United States
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Tour: #212263, Kamakura full day private tour, Kamakura, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 9/17

Arti was very accommodating in meeting our needs during the trip. He is a great guide with much knowledge about the area. Would recommend him to anyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your favorable comments. I will make my efforts to improve my tours even better.

Carolyn Hall

United States
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Tour: #214342, Private Tour to Mt.Fuji Area, Fujikawaguchiko, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 7/17

Arti was a very knowledgeable and wonderful guide for our trip. He communicated with me several times before our trip as well to ensure our private tour went off without a hitch. Would recommend Arti anytime!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It turned out to be a long day but I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed. Hope you would come back to Japan in a different season.

Ngaire Mccallum

Australia
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Tour: #224062, Tokyo evening walk tour and enjoy drinking in nostalgic and friendly atmosphare, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 3/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your good rating. I will make further effort to make my tours better.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to quality customer experiences and takes all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences. We have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our normal high standards.

Brian Agostini

Australia
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Tour: #182049, Casual Tokyo full day excursion by private guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 27/17

Very knowledgeable on Japan, Tokyo and surrounding areas Spoke good English Spent a very pleasant day with him touring Tokyo

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your good rating.I will continue to improve my tours for the future or repeat custmers.

Kathy Apo

United States
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Tour: #198883, Tokyo selected spots in 4 hours by private guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 26/17

Thank you, Akira-san, for the wonderful tour of different neighborhoods of Toyko. Akira is very flexible and allowed us to make last-minute changes to our tour, according to our wishes. He gave us an in-depth tour of Tokyo, with many facts and interesting stories. His English is excellent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your rating. I will make my maximum efforts to make my tours even better.

Rick Lambardo R.

United States
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Tour: #181915, Shore Leave, Private tour Yokohama half day, Yokohama, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 11/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I just wonder what could have been improved to get 5 stars. Akira

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to quality customer experiences and takes all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences. We have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our normal high standards.

Teresa Nelson

United States
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Tour: #181915, Shore Leave, Private tour Yokohama half day, Yokohama, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 26/17

Akira ( Arti) was great !! He was punctual, professional and astoundingly knowledgeable. He answered our pre-tour emails and planned the perfect tour for us. We were very impressed and touring with a local was a highlight of our trip! Many thanks!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your great comments. I will make my efforts to improve my tours.

Joe Harmon

United States
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Tour: #213158, Visit world class train museums by a private Train-Otaku(nerd) guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 23/17

If you are a train fan this is the tour for you! It was an amazing day ranging from the museum and history of train travel to visiting the shops in Tokyo. Really glad I was able to spend the day with Akira and learn about Japan's train travel history. Really glad he turned me onto other museums in Japan to see. JH

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great fun to me too. Please come back to Japan and I will take you around to experience unique trains in Japan. Arti

Doug Kisker

United States
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Tour: #192442, Non tourism spots in Tokyo by private guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 11/17

We had a fabulous day! Akira shared many interesting local customs and insights. We wanted to experience the real Tokyo and the day was just that. Akira was able to meet all of our expectations and then more!! He completed the day by safely guiding us to our hotel n time to see our daughter perform in the international choral festival in Yokohama. Amazing day all around. Thanks Akira!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your excellent comments. I will make even further efforts to make my tour more satisfactory.

Malcolm Palmer

Australia
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Tour: #212264, Private day trip to Nikko, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 9/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your ratings. I will make effort to improve my tour ms even better. Akira

Jacob Stein

United States
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Tour: #212263, Kamakura full day private tour, Kamakura, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 6/17

Akira is a lovely man. He shows up on time, is well prepared, knowledgeable and interesting. He was also very considerate of our interests. We highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your positive comments. I will make my efforts to improve my tours even better.

Lynette Smith

United States
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Tour: #182049, Casual Tokyo full day excursion by private guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 3/17

Artie, Was great, He was very knowledgeable probably the most professional of all the guides we had in our tour of South East Asia. We highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comments. I will continue to make my tour even better for the future. Akira

Dani Mathew

United States
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Tour: #214342, Private Tour to Mt.Fuji Area, Fujikawaguchiko, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 20/17

Mr. Akira was an excellent guide. He was very informative on several topics ranging from the sights we were seeing to the history and ongoning politics in Japan. We all had a good time. He and his team went above and beyond to let us know the very same night after our tour that we had forgotten our jacket and iphone in the van. We however were leaving Tokyo the next day and could not pick it up. He had it mailed to us in Hiroshima within 24 hours. I highly recommend Mr. Akira.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your excellent rating. I will continue to improve my service even further. Akira

Marian Bucci

Canada
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Tour: #182049, Casual Tokyo full day excursion by private guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 9/17

We were a group of four and did a walking tour of Tokyo. We were met at the cruise ship terminal promptly, introductions were made and we set off following Akira who was ten steps ahead of us for most of the tour. A plan for the tour was not explained sufficiently to us and for the majority of the day we just followed up and down streets, on and off subways and trying to hear what he was saying. The tour left a lot to be desired.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It looks my service made the travelers uncomfortable. I apologize for it and will make my maximum efforts to improve my service.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals are committed to quality customer experiences and take all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences and we have taken necessary action to address and provide a resolution to the issues raised in this review.

Marian Bucci

Canada
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Tour: #198883, Tokyo selected spots in 4 hours by private guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 8/17

To see most spots I think a car service is highly suggested which luckily we did. Visiting what Akira calls Nerd town was a waste of time for what was explained to us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feed back. I will make more effort to make my tour fit to the client's interest. Best regards

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals are committed to quality customer experiences and take all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences and we have taken necessary action to address and provide a resolution to the issues raised in this review.

Daniel Egerter

United States
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Tour: #182049, Casual Tokyo full day excursion by private guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 30/17

Super informative and entertaining. What a great introduction to neighborhoods and demystification of the subway system!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating. I will make make my tours even better.

Carol V.

Canada
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Tour: #181915, Shore Leave, Private tour Yokohama half day, Yokohama, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 25/17

Thank you so much for a wonderful day visiting the Sankeien garden and Ramen museum. We really enjoyed our time spent with you and appreciated your commentary,

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your 5stars. I will make my effort to further improve my tours.

Lily W.

Australia
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Tour: #214342, Private Tour to Mt.Fuji Area, Fujikawaguchiko, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 23/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your warm credential. I will make my best to make my tours even better.

Hydia Paredes

Philippines
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Tour: #214342, Private Tour to Mt.Fuji Area, Fujikawaguchiko, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 12/17

We've learn a lot from Akira from this tour. A very informative and accomodating guide. Thank you Akira for a wonderful day in Mt fuji.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating. I will make maximum efforts to make my tour even better.

Louise M.

Australia
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Tour: #198883, Tokyo selected spots in 4 hours by private guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 1/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your positive comments. I will make my future tours even better to fulfill the travelers more. Akira

Thomas Lubba

Germany
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Tour: #182049, Casual Tokyo full day excursion by private guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 31/17

The full day Tokyo tour with Arti was very informative and entertaining. He was a very well informed, friendly, flexible and patient guide. He told me many interesting and funny things of all kinds and showed me many interesting places in Tokyo. And the beer and skewer dishes at the evening were delicious. Thank you for a great tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your credential. Please comeback to Japan in some other season. There are a lot more to show you.

Ben Schmitt

United States
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Tour: #224062, Tokyo evening walk tour and enjoy drinking in nostalgic and friendly atmosphare, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 5/17

Arti is fantastic guide and we appreciated his information and attention greatly.

Sandra Fisher

United States
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Tour: #198883, Tokyo selected spots in 4 hours by private guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 5/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your rating. I will improve my tours even more.

Ben Schmitt

United States
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Tour: #224062, Tokyo evening walk tour and enjoy drinking in nostalgic and friendly atmosphare, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 3/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your good rating. I am looking forward to seeing you again in Japan in future. Arti

Colin K.

Aurora, WESTERN CAPE, South Africa
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Tour: #198883, Tokyo selected spots in 4 hours by private guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 3/17

Akira is excellent - knowledgeable, good English, full of interesting tales and anecdotes, and took us to some interesting places.We had a great day !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your complements. I wish it were a ful day tour. I will make further efforts to improve my tour even better.

Maria Theresa Asuncion

United States
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Tour: #182084, Hakone full day by private guide, Hakone, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 2/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your rating. I will make further effor to make the travelers happier.

Belinda Chan

Singapore
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Tour: #182049, Casual Tokyo full day excursion by private guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 22/16

Arti-san is very knowledgeable and was able to provide the history of the places we visited. Deep understanding of culture and traditions.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your warm comments. I will make further efforts to make my tours even better.

Belinda Chan

Singapore
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Tour: #182084, Private tour in Hakone full day, Hakone, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 21/16

We enjoyed Hakone tremendously especially the local craft shops and the food. This is a must see for every visitor to Japan especially the wood arts shop. Beautifully crafted wood pieces.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so happy that you appreciated the Japanese craftsmanship.

Belinda Chan

Singapore
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Tour: #214342, Private Tour to Mt.Fuji Area, Fujikawaguchiko, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 20/16

Mount Fuji viewed from various locations. We were very fortunate to have beautiful weather and could see a reflection of Mount Fuji in the great lake. It snowed at the 4th ascent of the mountain - very lucky to have experienced this.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad that you had a beautiful day.

Belinda Chan

Singapore
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Tour: #182049, Casual Tokyo full day excursion by private guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 19/16

We had a good walk around of the Tsukiji fish market followed by a sumptuous sashimi lunch. Great experience for the children. Arti-san was very helpful to highlight points of interest during our walking tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comments. I will improve my tour even further.

Mercedes Karel

United States
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Tour: Tokyo Illumination - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Nov 20/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your positive credentials. I will make my tours even better.

Mercedes Karel

United States
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Tour: #182084, Hakone full day by private guide, Hakone, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 18/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your encouraging rating. I will make further effort to make my tours enjoyable.

Gus Van Vlimmeren

United States
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Tour: #182049, Casual Tokyo full day excursion by private guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 13/16

Great service and very informative. Not only did he show me around but he made it fun. I will defeniyely use him again when I go back to Tokyo. Thanks Akira!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gus san, thank you very much for your compliments. I will further improve my service to make my offering tours even more enjoyable.

Ivy Kessel

United States
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Tour: #182084, Hakone full day by private guide, Hakone, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 6/16

Enjoyable day touring Hakone. We saw most everything there was to see. Arti is very informative and explains the historical significance of the various sites, he's very friendly and easy to understand because he speaks English perfectly. A terrific day trip with Arti.

Ivy Kessel

United States
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Tour: #214342, Private Tour to Mt.Fuji Area, Fujikawaguchiko, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 5/16

Very enjoyable and beautiful ride up to the 5th stage of Mt Fuji. Arti rented a private cab for our transportation which was much better than a bus tour because we were on our own schedule. He also picked a delicious restaurant for us to stop at for lunch. Wish we could have seen the top of Mt Fuji in all its glory but Arti warned us the best time for that is winter time where the fog isn't blocking the peak. Highly recommend Arti for private touring.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the favorable comment. I will make my tour even better.

Rob Greenock

United Kingdom
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Tour: #194564, Factory tour in Tokyo vicinities by private guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 19/16

Akira is knowledgable and friendly. He took us on a sake tour and a visit to the Nissan Heritage Museum. Both were good despite the weather. The Nissan Museum is housed on a Nissan factory site producing a variety of things but the museum is all about the cars. From classic originals and new models to full on race cars the tour is led by staff speaking Japanese which Akira translated for us, but then you are left to your own devices for 45 minutes to take photos or just admire the cars.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment. I will further improve my tour quality.

Duane Geruschat

United States
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Tour: #182049, Casual Tokyo full day excursion by private guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 18/16

We had high expectations and Arti exceeded them! A knowledgable and friendly guide. We wanted to see where the locals live and he certainly delivered. Buddist temple, local cuisine, interesting streets, shops, and a special surprise. More than five star. Thank you Arti for a memorable day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your good rating. I will further improve my service for the future. Akir

Diane G.

Australia
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Tour: #224062, Tokyo evening walk tour and enjoy drinking in nostalgic and friendly atmosphare, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 14/16

We had a very enjoyable Tokyo night tour with Akira.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your good rating. I will make more offers to make the travelers happier.

Joel Kaplan

United States
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Tour: #192442, Non tourism spots in Tokyo by private guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 12/16

Joel Kaplan

United States
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Tour: #192442, Non tourism spots in Tokyo by private guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 11/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful rating. I will even further improve my service for the future travelers.

Nicholas Fleming

United States
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Tour: #198885, Casual Yokohama private tour in full day, Yokohama, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 14/16

Akira helped my brother and I get around and have some fun. We were ecstatic about this vacation! Lots of fun!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for yout positive comments. I am glad to hear that both of you enjoyed the tour in my home town.

Nicholas Fleming

United States
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Tour: #198885, Casual Yokohama private tour in full day, Yokohama, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 13/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating. It was a specific purpose tour and was very educative yo me, too.

Michael Jordan

United States
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Tour: #224062, Tokyo evening walk tour and enjoy drinking in nostalgic and friendly atmosphare, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 7/16

Very knowledgeable about Japanese history and designed a tour to satisfy my preferences. All in all, a totally enjoyable evening.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your positive comments. I will continuously improve my service.

Nancy Allen

United States
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Tour: #212263, Kamakura full day private tour, Kamakura, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 30/16

Akira is a very informative guide. He explained to me many aspects of the Buddhism and Shinto religions that I was unaware of and appreciative to learn. He also showed me Japanese customs when we ate lunch. I learned more about the Japanese culture this way. I really enjoyed his tour and learning from him! Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your positive comments. I will even improve my tour so that the travelers would enjoy more. Akira

Harvey Sands

Canada
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Tour: #182049, Casual Tokyo full day excursion by private guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 23/16

Akira is a wonderful highly professional guide with great knowledge and wisdom of Tokyo culture ,history, iand offers amany unique insights into its culture ,history and its special characteristics. Arti also kept things moving,fun and dynamic and we enjoyed our one full dau and one half day with him. A wnderful person guide companion with great expertise. His providing access to prepaid train and subway passes really simplifified and expedited what we accomplished in our time together. Etti and Harvey

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for all your positive comments. I will make my maximum effort to make the tour even better. Akira

Carl S.

United States
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Tour: #212264, Private day trip to Nikko, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 7/16

Akira explains the history and culture very well. He is familiar with best ways to travel, and helped make our connections fast and easy. Nikko is beautiful park area and shrines. It's a lot of cost and travel for one day trip from Tokyo, and you could do more if you stay over one night.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you sir, for your comments. I will make my maximum effort to improve my service. Akira

Cesar Alvarez

United States
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Tour: #212264, Private day trip to Nikko, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 4/16

Arti provided a great day trip from Tokyo for us. He did a great job explaining all the sites we were visiting. Seeing the temples and shrines in a forest was an amazing experience. After finding out we were train fans, he modified the tour so we could take the Bullet Train. At the end of the tour, Arti went the extra mile helping us with our Suica card. If you are looking for a day trip from Tokyo, I highly recommend this tour or Arti for another other tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much the Alvarez family. I also enjoyed the trip with you. I look forward to seeing you back in Japan for some train riding tour! Akira

Steven W.

Australia
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Tour: #224062, Tokyo evening walk tour and enjoy drinking in nostalgic and friendly atmosphare, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 1/16

Akira (or Arti) is a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide, with a good sense of humour. We enjoyed a half day tour focussed on the Asakuza - the Senso-Ji temple and surrounding areas. Including a introduction to the local izakaya (tavern). Highly recommended

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your vet favorable comment. I will even improve my services in the future.

Bichha Kato

United States
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Tour: #182049, Casual Tokyo full day excursion by private guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 23/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your excellent rating, Bichha San. I will make my tour even better.

Bichha Kato

United States
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Tour: #198885, Casual Yokohama private tour in full day, Yokohama, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 22/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your rating, Bichha San. I am so glad that you enjoyed the tour.

Ellen Boer

United States
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Tour: #182084, Hakone half day by private guide, Hakone, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 17/16

Under the circumstances, he did as well as he could. The Ropeway in Hakone was closed and he even offered to cancel the tour.June is the rainy season and it is always a gamble to see Mt Fuji. I think the 15 minute cruise on a mock up sailing ship is a waste of time and the long train ride down the mountain tedious. But that was not our guides fault. The outdoor sculpture museum might have been a better choice.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: In my past tours, many travelers enjoyed the variety of transportation but o realized that you Sufi not enjoy it. I will take your opinion into account for my future tours. Thank you for your honest comments. Akira

James L.

Naples, FL, United States
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Tour: #194564, Factory tour in Tokyo vicinities by private guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 23/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments. This is one of my best tour. If you could give me any comment what was short to your expectation, I will improve it for future tours. Akira

James L.

Naples, FL, United States
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Tour: #182049, Casual Tokyo full day excursion by private guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 20/16

James L.

Naples, FL, United States
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Tour: #182049, Casual Tokyo full day excursion by private guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 19/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating, but I would appreciate it if you could give me some comments. I thought you were satisfied but I will make further effort to make my tour better.

Anna Tan

Singapore
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Tour: #214342, Private Tour to Mt.Fuji Area, Fujikawaguchiko, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 12/16

Akira is knowledgeable. Attentive to our requests. Not intrusive and allows private time and space if we need. Honest and sincere.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your raing, Anna san. I will make my maximum effort to make my future tours even better.

Jennifer Chow

Singapore
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Tour: #182055, Day trip to Mt.Fuji area on motorcycle, Fuji Mountain, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 10/16

We booked a day trip to Mt.Fuji area on a Harley Davidson motorcycle on 10 Apr 2016 with our guide Mr. Akira, we had a awesome experience as he took us to view different locations to view Mt Fuji that maybe even locals didn't know. The view of Mt. Fuji was simply majestic. Mr Akira was extremely patient and has a very good knowledge of places he took us for visiting. He shared his personal experiences with us which we found be very interesting. He left an unforgetful and yet memory for our trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jennifer San, for your high complements. Mt. Fuji area is my back yard so it was also my please to show you around there. I hope you would ride longer in Japan next time. Looking forward to seeing you again in Japan, as your favorite bike, Ducatis are also available.

Paul E.

Danville, CA, United States
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Tour: #198883, Tokyo selected spots in 4 hours by private guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 3/16

Akira provided an excellent walking tour for our party of three. He is extremely knowledgeable of his city and incorporated some unique aspects into the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you veru much for your compliment. I will make my maximum effort to make my tours even better. Akira K.

Recia Swanson

United States
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Tour: #182084, Hakone full day by private guide, Hakone, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 26/16

Recia Swanson

United States
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Tour: #212263, Kamakura full day private tour, Kamakura, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 25/16

Recia Swanson

United States
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Tour: #182049, Casual Tokyo full day excursion by private guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 24/16

We've spent 3 days with Arti and all we can say is that he's the BEST! He took us to all the important places to see, gave us information without over doing it, and took us to restaurants where the locals go. We highly recommend him to anyone who's looking for a tour guide that knows his country and culture very well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your compliment. It was a fun to travel with you guys. Please come back to Japan again in a future. Arti

Marc Estafanous

United States
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Tour: #182084, Hakone full day by private guide, Hakone, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 22/16

Marc Estafanous

United States
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Tour: #182049, Casual Tokyo full day excursion by private guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 21/16

Arty was awesome. We wanted to try blow fish and even though it's out of season he found a place that had it (it's good boiled and as sushi). We have a high maintenance family and he was very patient, understanding and fun to hang with. He took us to a cool cave near Fuji, introduced us to a bunch of foods, got us sushi at the inner market direct from a vendor, and helped me set up the trip before and during. I highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marc San, for your competent. I am so happy that you all enjoyed the trip. Please come back to Japan again. Arti

Brad Kaufman

United States
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Tour: #182084, Hakone full day by private guide, Hakone, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 21/16

Arti was great, very good English, punctual, and spent extra effort with me to customize my day. I will use him again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I highly appreciate his evaluation. I will continue to make efforts to improve my service to the travelers intending to their day memorable.

Katherine Widjaja

Indonesia
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Tour: #182084, Hakone/Fuji in two days by private guide, Hakone, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 31/16

Thank you so much Akira-san, our group had a great time for the past 3 days. Akira is very professional and helpful with all of our bookings and changes :) Big thank you!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Kate san and your team . I really appreciate you business of this time and kind support during the tour. I do hope you folks to come back to Japan in some warmer weather. Akira

Viny Vabriany

Australia
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Tour: #198883, Tokyo selected spots in 4 hours, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 1/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for giving me so many stars. I enjoyed the tour with you, too.

Neil Taylor

United States
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Tour: #182049, Casual Tokyo full day excursion by private guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 31/15

Very pleasant accomodating and informative tour guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments, Neil san. I also enjoyed your talk. Arti

Janisa Hayes

United States
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Tour: #198883, Tokyo selected spots in 4 hours by private guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 30/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating. Please do come back to Japan in cherry blossoms time. There are a lot more to see! Arti

Andrew Chung

United States
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Tour: #192442, Non tourism spots in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 29/15

5 out of 5! I loved everything about this tour. Akira-san was the best guide in Tokyo. I have been to Tokyo so many times, and I learned so many new things about Tokyo. Also got to see so many new things in Tokyo that I haven't seen before. I can't wait to have Akira-san show me around Tokyo once again in the near future. So much more to see and such a great guide to travel with.

James Riley

Australia
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Tour: #182049, Casual Tokyo full day excursion, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 10/15

Akira-san's tour was very interesting, he is personable and full of facts about Japan and its history. His proposed itinerary was a good choice. My daughter and I really enjoyed it and I'm satisfied that I made the right choice to take this tour on our first day, to orient ourselves to this big city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Riley family, Thank you vary much for your compliments. I also really enjoyed the tour with you two. I hope you would be back in Japan in cherry blossoms time again.

Robert Sewell

United Kingdom
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Tour: #182049, Casual Tokyo full day excursion, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 23/15

Akira was an excellent guide and gave us just what we requested:the opportunity to see many fascinating sides of Tokyo in just a short time. His suggestions of where to go and his knowledge were always first rate.

Gabriel Patrich

United States
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Tour: #192442, Non tourism spots in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 21/15

Excellent guide. I booked his tour for 2 full days in Tokyo. Not only did I get to know the most well known sites in the city but also the non tourist spots that only a local knows. He also taught me about the Japanese culture and customs, and helped me plan the rest of my trip in Japan by providing valuable tips about the other cities I was visiting, including train stations, schedules, and best hotels to stay. Definitely an A+ guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your booking me and having given me an opportunity to guide you my town. It was a great pleasure to spend two days with you. I really also enjoyed walking around in Tokyo having interesting conversations over wide rage of topics. I hope you would fall in love with this country and come back in near future.

Gabriel Patrich

United States
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Tour: #182049, Casual Tokyo full day excursion, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 20/15

Excellent guide. I booked his tour for 2 full days in Tokyo. Not only did I get to know the most well known sites in the city but also the non tourist spots that only a local knows. He also taught me about the Japanese culture and customs, and helped me plan the rest of my trip in Japan by providing valuable tips about the other cities I was visiting, including train stations, schedules, and best hotels to stay. Definitely an A+ guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your booking me and having given me an opportunity to guide you my town. It was a great pleasure to spend two days with you. I really also enjoyed walking around in Tokyo having interesting conversations over wide rage of topics. I hope you would fall in love with this country and come back in near future.

William Stephens

New Zealand
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Tour: #182049, Casual Tokyo full day excursion, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 11/15

I really enjoyed taking the local train. The sumo training I was pretty lucky with it being holiday week and that was the only training centre. The old part of Japan was really cool & Sushi bar too. All the rest was great too.