Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Tokyo Japan by Tour Guide Kaoru O. (Guide #4049)


Vanita Kontrakul

United States
Rating

Tour: #195483, Best of Tokyo in 5 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 10/18

Kaoru was a great and very knowledgeable guide. She even gave me a few suggestions on other places to visit after ending the tour. Overall, she gave me the kind of tour I wanted. Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your quick feedback and high rating, Vanita. I’m glad to hear that you liked the tour. Enjoy your stay! Kaoru

Katie Bauer

United States
Rating

Tour: #30992, Best of Tokyo in 6 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 7/18

Kaoru was a wonderful guide. She tailored the tour to our needs and was very informative. She really knows the city she lives in! Kaoru took the time and sent a follow up email to let us know what sites would and would not be open the following day as we wandered the city on our own.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comment and high rating, Katie. I really enjoyed the tour with you all. Hoping your safe trip!

Abigail Clark

United States
Rating

Tour: #31383, Best of Tokyo in 8 hours -Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 20/18

Kaoru was very knowledgeable about the area and shared a lot of information with our group of kids and adults. She explained the differences in religions to us as well as how to perform some of the rituals at the various temples and shrines and the kids really enjoyed that. Overall a very good/flexible itinerary and she was very knowledgeable and we felt like we got a good overview of Tokyo!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback and high rating. It was my pleasure to show you around Tokyo for two days. There're lots of places to see in Tokyo. See you again!

Abigail Clark

United States
Rating

Tour: #30992, Best of Tokyo in 6 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 19/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback and high rating. It was my pleasure to show you around Tokyo for two days. There're lots of places to see in Tokyo. See you again!

Caroline Eddinger

United States
Rating

Tour: #27934, Akihabara Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 30/18

We have used many guides in many locations and unfortunately Kaoru was just average. She is very soft spoken which made her near impossible to hear at times. Also she provided very limited information on sites and didn't have the dynamic personality and depth of knowledge that makes a great guide. She was okay and got us to where we needed to be, but the two days we spent with her lacked the depth we were looking for and received in other locations across Japan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback, and I'm sorry that the tour was not so exiting as you expected. If you have a chance to come again, I'll tell you much more interesting stories.

Caroline Eddinger

United States
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Tour: #31383, Best of Tokyo in 8 hours -Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 29/18

We have used many guides in many locations and unfortunately Kaoru was just average. She is very soft spoken which made her near impossible to hear at times. Also she provided very limited information on sites and didn't have the dynamic personality and depth of knowledge that makes a great guide. She was okay and got us to where we needed to be, but the two days we spent with her lacked the depth we were looking for and received in other locations across Japan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback, and I'm sorry that the tour was not so exiting as you expected. If you have a chance to come again, I'll tell you much more interesting stories.

Brooke Thomas

United States
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Tour: #31383, Best of Tokyo in 8 hours -Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 25/18

Wonderful, knowledgable, guide. Created a day based on our interests. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback and high rating. I hope your whole stay in Japan was a wonderful one. Kaoru

Barbara B.

United States
Rating

Tour: #190007, Kamakura Private Tour, Kamakura, Japan    view tour
Date: May 21/18

We had a wonderful day touring Kamakura with Kaoru. She was very knowledgeable and informative, as well as pleasant company, thoughtful and accommodating. We learned many interesting facts about the area and would recommend her highly. She speaks English well and was easy to understand.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind feedback. I'm glad to see that you enjoyed the tour. If you have a chance to come back, let me show you more places in Kamakura. Kaoru

Sally Torgeson

SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #29109, Best of Tokyo in 4 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 10/18

510 characters will not do justice to the wonderful, caring guide Kaoru turned out to be. I have a mobility issue and she took that into consideration in every event and destination. Fish Market and best sushi I have ever had, touring the city by taxi was a breeze. Her knowledge and history insights were an additional bonus. But most importantly, her caring nature made my short visit to Toyko memorable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sally, thank you for your kind comment. I hope you come back again and see more of Tokyo and eat that good sushi once more! Kaoru

Sally Torgeson

SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #30992, Best of Tokyo in 6 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 9/18

Kathleen Moon

United States
Rating

Tour: #31383, Private Tokyo Tour from Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 11/18

When we needed to get from Yokohama to Tokyo for our tour, Kaoru came through with 2 vans to transport luggage and our group, dropped off luggage at our hotel and with one van continued our full day Tokyo tour. Going at one's own pace and adjusting for what the guests want to see and do is the greatest advantage of using a local guide and this was so true of Kaoru. We saw a lot, learned a lot and enjoyed a lot as it was done in the way our group wanted. Kaoru made details seem easy.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kathy, thank you for your kind feedback and private comment. It was my pleasure to help you to enjoy your day in Tokyo. Kaoru

Frederico Carramaschi

Brazil
Rating

Tour: #30992, Best of Tokyo in 6 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 27/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating! I'm glad that you enjoyed the tour. There're still more good places to see in Tokyo. Looking forward to see you again!

Scott Fraser

Canada
Rating

Tour: Tokyo one day private tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Feb 13/18

Had a great day! Guide was waiting for us and was very flexible to our needs. Covered a lot of sites and shared great knowledge about each location. Would definitely recommend to anyone coming to Tokyo

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your quick feedback. It was my pleasure to show you around Tokyo. I hope you'll enjoy your stay in Japan.

David Slaght

Canada
Rating

Tour: #31383, Best of Tokyo in 8 hours -Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 29/18

Kaoru met the two of us at our hotel right on time and for 8 hours took us to highlights of Central Tokyo and and took excellent care of us! Her knowledge of Tokyo, both current and historical was very impressive. She was very responsive to any of our questions and requests and was very patient with our extensive photo taking. She was completely organized and prepared for our adventures. Her English was excellent and we strongly Kaoru to anyone wanting to discover Tokyo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your quick feedback and high rating. It was my pleasure to be your guide in Tokyo. If you have a chance to come back again, let me show you more of the city. Kaoru

Rafael Dela Cruz

Australia
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Tour: #30992, Best of Tokyo in 6 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 9/18

Our family had a wonderful day with Kaoru. She was helpful and informative throughout the whole day. She was very patient with us as we stopped a lot of times for picture taking. We were able to see a lot of places in 6hrs. She made our stay in Japan a very pleasant one.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your quick feedback and high rating. I'm glad that you took lots of nice pictures during the tour. Enjoy your stay in Japan!

Michelle C.

Canada
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Tour: #31383, Best of Tokyo in 8 hours -Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 21/17

Kaoru is a wonderful tour guide. She took me around various Tokyo landmarks—we even rode through an entire subway line during the eight-hour tour. Got to visit the Tsukiji fish market, Meiji Shrine, Takeshita Street, Omotesando, Nakamise, Sensoji Temple, and Akihabara (off the top of my head). We had a delicious, hearty lunch at a soba restaurant. She also showed me pictures of other off-season local festivals and events from her binder. Definitely recommend Kaoru for first-time visitors!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comment and high rating. We were able to visit to lots of spots with your cooperation. I hope you enjoyed the other days as well using subway.

Ioana Diaconu

United States
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Tour: #30992, Best of Tokyo in 6 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 18/17

A wonderful tour - informative, flexible, carefully planned around our interests. Six hours flew by and we felt we just scratched the surface in this wonderful city. Kaoru was a most gracious host - presenting as much information as we needed but paying great attention to the rhythm of the group. I can't think of a better way to spend six hours on a first visit to Tokyo (although I could see how even return visitors would find this tour helpful). Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your quick feedback, Ioana. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour. I enjoyed the tour with you all !! Hoping you’ll have a great time in Japan.

Dana Drew

United States
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Tour: #30992, Best of Tokyo in 6 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 2/17

Kaoru came to our hotel to start our tour, which was very helpful. Kaoru speaks good English and is very accommodating. She altered our tour so that we could skip some of the scheduled stops and spend more time eating our way thru Tokyo. When we wanted to find something specific shopping, she listened and was very helpful in finding exactly what we were looking for. She is very helpful and patient. We really enjoyed our tour and Kaoru and highly recommend her. Thank you Kaoru for a great tour! Aloha

Richard Wojtczak

United States
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Tour: #31383, Best of Tokyo in 8 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 18/17

Kaoru was an excellent guide, very informative, professional, helpful and patient. She explained how to use the train system and gave us a lot of information about Tokyo which made our stay there very enjoyable, all this in addition to providing a great tour on that first day of our stay. I would very much recommend Kaoru as a guide for all travelers to Tokyo.

Dahlia Capolongo

United States
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Tour: #30992, Best of Tokyo in 6 hours -for Dahlia, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 12/17

King Gee

United States
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Tour: #30992, Best of Tokyo in 6 hours for King Gee, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 10/17

Kaoru met us on time and extremely professional in guiding us thru Tokyo. Our first day in Tokyo was maximized in terms of time since we did not waste time trying to figure out which train to take. We took the 6 hour customized tour and it really met our needs because we are on a 10 day tour of Japan and did not want to visit the same stops in Tokyo on our other tour. Kaoru is very patient and has good historical information. We highly recommend Kaoru.

Stuart Draughon

United States
Rating

Tour: #190007, Kamakura Private Tour, Kamakura, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 8/17

Kaoru offered a tour of Kamakura: Kotokuin Temple, Hasadera Temple, and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine (my spell check keeps 'fixing' the names), and Komachi street shopping. One activity we did was to 'copy' a scroll, and add a prayer for services. Kaoru also built in some time for sightseeing and shopping (beautiful scrolls). This was one of our favorite days in Japan. Kaoru's planning and professional service made it one of our favorites. Excellent guide service!

Stuart Draughon

United States
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Tour: #31383, Best of Tokyo in 8 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 7/17

Kaoru took our input and planned our day tour of Tokyo. We were able to see every site we requested, with plenty of time for viewing and photos, and commentary by Kaoru; and had time at the end of the tour to add in Tokyo Museum and some shopping (Harajuku) as a bonus, due to Kaoru's excellent planning. Along the way, Kaoru would point out interesting landmarks. We also go to see the statue of Hachi. Great tempura restaurant for lunch! Outstanding guide!

Stuart Draughon

United States
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Tour: a half-day private tour for Stuart, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Sep 6/17

Kaoru was great on planning our custom tours in advance, and being flexible while on our tours. On day 1, we planned a half day--started with Tsukiji Fish Market--simply amazing! Kaoru found an excellent sushi restaurant adjacent to the market for lunch. We then toured a city garden originally owned by the Mitsubishi family (amazing), and then hit some shopping areas. Kaoru was outstanding. Had the history at her beck and call. Highly recommend.

David F.

United States
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Tour: #30992, Best of Tokyo in 6 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 5/17

Darrell Fong

United States
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Tour: #31383, Best of Tokyo in 8 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 24/17

Kaoru was wonderful. She was on time meeting us. She gave us a brief itinerary of the day. My husband wanted to get a particular knife for a friend so with no problem she added it to our day. She is very knowledgeable and flexible. My son wanted to go get some Yugioh cards but it was not quite on the schedule. He was a little disappointed but somehow Kaoru was able to fit it in. She surprised my son and he was able to get his cards. We highly recommend her.

Nicole Goberdhansingh

Canada
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Tour: #31383, Best of Tokyo in 8 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 8/17

Kaoru met us at the hotel for the tour. She is very knowledgeable, friendly and easy to talk ton, for all the questions we had. We saw all the major sites, with the best stop being at the Fish Market for a sushi lunch. We did grow tired as it was 8 hours long, but she modified the tour so that we still saw all the places on the itinerary. I would recommend Kaoru for any future tours.

Frank Motzer

Germany
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Tour: #30992, Best of Tokyo in 6 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 5/17

Kaoru, thank you for being our tour guide during our stay in Tokyo. You are a very nice and patient person. Thanks for the wonderful time we had with you.

Marilyn D.

Marco Island, FLORFLIDA, United States
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Tour: #30992, Best of Tokyo in 6 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 18/17

Kaori was superb. We enjoyed our private tour and learned so much. She was knowledgeable and so gracious.We learned a lot about Tokyo a ND also ,

Barton Miranda

United States
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Tour: #30992, Best of Tokyo in 6 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 9/17

Kaoru was a wonderful guide. She tailored our tour based on the areas in Tokyo we were interested in and was great in providing us a nice historical background as appropriate. A very kind, friendly and patient person who we would recommend to anyone visiting Tokyo for the first time!

Gwynneth Tigner

United States
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Tour: #30992, Best of Tokyo in 6 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 25/17

Nice tour.

Paul Ochsner

United States
Rating

Tour: #31383, Best of Tokyo in 8 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 19/17

Maria Paula Guzman McAllister

Colombia
Rating

Tour: #29109, Best of Tokyo in 4 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 11/17

Kaoru was an amazing person, not only she show us a beutiful city, but she did it in the best possible way, We Will recommend her to anyone. Thanks so much Kaoru for the wonderfull time we had with you.

Maria Paula Guzman McAllister

Colombia
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Tour: #29109, Best of Tokyo in 4 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 10/17

David Cumberland

Malaysia
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Tour: #30992, Best of Tokyo in 6 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 4/17

We all (family of five really enjoyed the tour. Kaoru was great - very informative, and with her guidance we were able to keep everyone, even the teenagers, happy and engaged. A really good way to see some of Tokyo in a short time - thanks.

Andrew Shea

United States
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Tour: #30992, Best of Tokyo in 6 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 14/17

Karou: was excellent. very patient and varied our plan based on our desires. very helpful taking our pictures. did not feel rushed at all and I noticed we went over a little time and she did not even mention it. Thank you for making our day easier and more fun!

Robyn Nomura

United States
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Tour: #31383, Best of Tokyo in 8 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 13/17

Kaoru is a very patient and informative guide. She accommodated our request to learn how to navigate the subways to Ueno from Maihama. We had a fun day with Kaoru at Sensoji Temple and also a beautiful garden. I recommend Kaoru highly.

John Perry

United States
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Tour: #31383, Best of Tokyo in 8 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 3/17

Kaoru is a very calm and knowledgeable guide who made touring around Tokyo very pleasant and efficient. She also knows the "locals only" side of Tokyo where visitors would not be likely to go.

Angela Eves

Australia
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Tour: #31383, Best of Tokyo in 8 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 16/17

An amazing day with a knowledgeable, professional and entirely delightful guide. We saw more than we could have possibly hoped for and highly recommend Kaoru as a guide. She is obliging, thoughtful, very kind and just plain wonderful.

Timothy Case

United States
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Tour: #31383, Best of Tokyo in 8 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 9/17

Kaoru made an unpleasant weather day into a great tour...very informative and interesting for a first time visitor!

Danielle Baca

Japan
Rating

Tour: #27934, Akihabara Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 20/17

Georgina Rice

Australia
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Tour: #31383, Best of Tokyo in 8 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 17/17

Kaoru hosted us for an excellent day in Tokyo. She was punctual and quickly came up with a plan which meant we could see as much as possible in 8 hours. Kaoru was very knowledgeable about the detail of each location. She is a very friendly person who made sure that all our needs and interests were met that day. We would highly recommend her to other families and individuals.

Will Webster

Australia
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Tour: #29109, Best of Tokyo in 4 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 12/17

Kaoru was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to spend the day with.

Jennifer Peters

United Kingdom
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Tour: #30992, Best of Tokyo in 6 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 11/17

Kaoru was the perfect guide and company for 6 hours, showing me the best of Tokyo and it was the highlight of my trip. The tour was very enjoyable and I learnt a lot about Tokyo and its history whilst seeing all the sights.

Liz Wilkinson

Australia
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Tour: #29109, Best of Tokyo in 4 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 5/17

A great start to our first day in Tokyo, Kaoru helped us buy our train cards, explained the subway system, toured us through the Fish Market, sushi restaurant, Hama-riku Gardens, waterbus and to the entrance to Sensoji Temple. She is a kind, softly spoken local with a lot of knowledge and a friendly manner making for a very enjoyable morning.

Jessica Asher

United States
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Tour: #31383, Best of Tokyo in 8 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 22/16

Kaoru was amazing, patient, kind and the best thing that could have helped us explore and learn about Tokyo! She was gracious and accomodating (our group had 5 young children) and was able to keep everyone's interests in mind as we explored as much as we could in 8 hours. We would have never been able to navigate the subways with ease without her help. She provided great insight into the culture and sights along the way. Our only regret was not having more time in Tokyo and with Kaoru!

Cheryl Rubin

United States
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Tour: #190007, Kamakura Private Tour, Kamakura, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 21/16

Great tour and tour guide! Kaoru is a wonderful tour guide - informative, flexible and patient, plus delightful to be with. Highly recommend!

Cheryl Rubin

United States
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Tour: #31383, Best of Tokyo in 8 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 20/16

Great overview of Tokyo including the Tsujiki Fish Market, Meiji Shrine, Harajuku and Ometasando, Kaoru is a fantastic tour guide - informative, flexible and patient. It was a wonderful day. Highly recommended tour and tour guide!

Cheryl Rubin

United States
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Tour: #30992, Best of Tokyo in 6 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 19/16

A wonderful, informative tour guide - and a pleasure to be with. Thank you Kaoru for a great tour! Kaoru is a lovely person, knowledgeable, flexible and patient! We learned so much about navigating our way around Tokyo and the rituals at the shrines. Highly recommend!

Tj Viljoen

Australia
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Tour: #30992, Best of Tokyo in 6 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 12/16

Amazing tour ! Kaoru is a very professional and knowledgable tour guide. She is friendly and kind and I felt very safe travelling around Tokyo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your quick feed back, Berni. It was a pleasant day for me as well. I hope you enjoyed your stay in Tokyo. I look forward to seeing you again in near future.

Elvis Seman

Australia
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Tour: #29109, Best of Tokyo in 4 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 9/16

She is excellent.

Marc Gottlieb

United States
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Tour: #30992, Best of Tokyo in 6 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 31/16

Our 1st day in Japan, so she was helpful with intro to customs, intro to subway, helped us plan what to see our remaining time in Tokyo as well as getting 4 diverse sights in during the day. A good bit of walking but we expected that. Understandable English.

Stephen Pash

United Kingdom
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Tour: #30992, Best of Tokyo in 6 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 27/16

Myself and my wife visited Tokyo in September. We chose Kaoru because she suited the type of tour we wanted. We visited first the fish market we got there fairly early to see the aftermath of the mornings sales. We then went on to a local restaurant to taste the freshest sushi. We took in the Imperial Palace, Gardens and Temples. Kaoru's knowledge was very impressive, she suggested places that were not on the typical tourist trail. We had an amazing experience.

Joanna Durney

Australia
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Tour: #30992, Best of Tokyo in 6 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 8/16

Kaoru was a wonderful guide on my first visit to Tokyo. She customized the tour to suit my tastes and was very considerate and patient. It felt like having an angel guiding me around!

Mj Brandt

United States
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Tour: #31383, Best of Tokyo in 8 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 22/16

My husband and I enjoyed such a pleasant day in Tokyo with Kaoru. She was most receptive to our requests and managed to tailor a full day of siteseeing despite the fact that we visited during a typhoon. Kaoru was most helpful in guiding to sites using the underground and helping us undersand how to maneuver the train system of Tokyo. I would highly reccommend her sevices.

Azizulillah Uthman

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
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Tour: #30992, Best of Tokyo in 6 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 10/16

Nice speech and communicate among us. We were glad to know her. Nice explanation, loud and clear. she's so friendly and helpful person.

MaryAnn Gulliver

New Zealand
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Tour: #195483, Best of Tokyo in 5 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 12/16

Kaoru was very professional and friendly. She gave us lots of information about the places we went and gave us ideas for other places to visit on our own. Her English is excellent. She explained the subway system so we felt more confident using it on our own. We were able to design our day according to our interests.

Phillip Chin

Twp of Washington, NJ, United States
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Tour: #30992, Best of Tokyo for Phillip - A custom 8-hour tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 3/16

Enjoyed our tour with Kaoru. To our surprise we were able to visit the Imperial Palace in Tokyo since it was open for that week only. A real treat. We recommend all who might be traveling to Tokyo that she is the BEST.........

Sunita Banerjee

United States
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Tour: #31383, Best of Tokyo in 8 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 22/16

Justo Gonzalez

United States
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Tour: #195483, Best of Tokyo in 5 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 17/16

I booked this tour for my wife while I was attending a business meeting. Excellent English communication. Very effective on planning the time and location visited on only 5 hours. My wife was impressed so much on what she was able to see in the tour without rushing and at flexible pace. She enjoy her professional knowledge and company. She fell like she toured Tokyo with a friend. Prompt communication to my emails during the trip preparation and arrived on time to pick my wife at the hotel. I recommend.

Martin Silverstein

United States
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Tour: #30992, Tokyo 6-hour tour for Martin, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 15/16

We spent two delightful days in Tokyo with Kaoru. She was prompt, very knowledgeable, and extremely accomodating. Highly recommended. M. Silverstein Ft. Lauderdale, FL USA

Susan McCarthy

United Kingdom
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Tour: #195483, Best of Tokyo in 5 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 1/16

Very good tour of some of Tokyo's main sights and a traditional Japanese lunch to round it off. Kaoru was most informative and we learned a lot about the places we visited. I would recommend this tour to see some of the main sights and then you can revisit what interests you most.

Barbara Meyers

United States
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Tour: #195483, Best of Tokyo in 5 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 15/16

We covered a lot of ground with Kaoru in 5 hours. She is efficient, and very competent. We left Tokyo, well versed on the city sights. Kaoru is very easy to converse with, and we enjoyed her company.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comment, Barbara. I'm glad that you had a nice time in Tokyo. Next time, I'll show you much more of Tokyo!

Amy Brody

United States
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Tour: #30992, Best of Tokyo in 6 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 13/16

We spent six lovely hours touring Tokyo with Kaoru. She is accommodating, professional, knowledgable and fun! We would have been lost in Tokyo without her. We learned many interesting facts about areas visited. She explained customs and rituals-we even got to participate in a few at a temple and shrine. She has a vast amount of knowledge & had fantastic points of interest picked out. She was flexible to change itinerary according to our interests. Her expertise is invaluable!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments and high rating. It was a nice day for me as well. Next time, I'll show you more interesting places and delicious foods ;)

Kate Malfroy

Australia
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Tour: #31383, Best of Tokyo in 8 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 28/16

We have just enjoyed a fantastic day discovering Tokyo with Kaoru - who made us feel like we were being shown around by a friend, rather than as clients. We highly recommend her to anyone wanting a friendly, highly informed, tireless and sensitive guide in Tokyo. Kate Malfroy and Geoff Bailey

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your warm comment and high rating. I had a very good day with a lovely couple. Hoping you'll enjoy skiing in Nagano.

Mike Ryan

Australia
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Tour: #30992, Private Tokyo Tour for Mike- two half-day tours, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 19/16

Kaoru was fantastic. She was responsive to emails before we arrived and we had a great plan. She was punctual and her English was fantastic. We managed to cover a lot of ground and learn a lot of history from her during our tour. Personal commentary and demonstrations were invaluable. She never gave us the feeling she was in a hurry to leave or watching the clock and she managed our children also. Thankyou and highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your great comment. It was my pleasure to meet you all. I had a nice time during the tour with lovely families. Kaoru

Alex Aponte

United States
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Tour: #31383, Best of Tokyo in 8 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 14/16

Kaoru is very knowledgeable and flexible in terms of what you would like to do. She is a lot of fun to hang out with on the tour, knows her way around the city, and goes above and beyond with helping out as a translator. I have had a wonderful time with Kaoru and would hire her again without a second thought if I come back.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comment and high rating, Alex. It was my pleasure to guide you around Tokyo. I had a very nice time talking with you two. Hoping to see you again!

Ekaterina Danko

Australia
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Tour: #30992, Best of Tokyo in 6 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 12/16

We enjoyed our six hours with Kaoru very much. She successfully adjusted the tour to our personal needs which made the tour more exciting. Her attention to detail, punctuality and overall knowledge of Tokyo and Japan added to the overall experience. Without Kaoru, we would most likely have gotten lost in Tokyo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments and high rating. It was my pleasure to have a good day with you and your lovely daughter Katey. I also enjoyed talking with you about various things!

Vanessa Arce

Mexico
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Tour: #195483, Best of Tokyo in 5 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 16/15

Kaori was a wonderful tour guide; very attentive and knowledgeable. We had a wonderful day in Tokyo. It was our first time using Tours by Locals and we were very pleased.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your quick feedback and high rating, Vanessa and Jaime! Hoping your safe trip home.

Maria Kramer

United States
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Tour: #31383, Best of Tokyo in 8 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 9/15

Our tour guide in Tokyo, Kaoru was a delight. She was knowledgeable, educated and most polite. We enjoyed the tour and her company to the max. I would rate 5 out of 5 and will definitely recommend her to friends and family when visiting Tokyo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comment and high rating, Maria. I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour. It was a good day for me as well, being with you all! Kaoru

Keith Kawatomari

United States
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Tour: #31383, Best of Tokyo in 8 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 20/15

Blaise G.

Switzerland
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Tour: #195483, Best of Tokyo in 5 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 1/15

Kaoru was very friendly, knowledgeable, flexible and had quite a few valuable tips for my stay in Tokyo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comment, Blaise. Looking forward to your next visit to Japan!

Thomas Patton

Panama
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Tour: #30992, Two-day Tokyo- Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 25/15

I cannot be happier with out experience in Tokyo thanks to Kaoru. I had asked for a very ambitious schedule, and despite the rain, we accomplished it all! I can't even believe I was going to consider seeing Tokyo with a tour guide, and the tours by locals option was a great resource, not to mention our guide Kaoru who rocked and made an awesome difference to both days we were with her. Fully Recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comment, Thomas. I'm looking forward to your next ambitious itinerary :)

Dominic Tang

Canada
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Tour: #30992, Tokyo 5-hour tour from Yokohama - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 14/15

Kaoru perform good on our Tokyo tour, our ship docked at Yokohama, she do the research, knowing the ship will have shuttle from pier to 'Train station', so our Tokyo adventure starts at our meeting place, on time. With a limited time, we (group of 4) see a few Tokyo must see highlights, by public transportation, She extended our tour time and bring us to 1 more attraction, we are happy with her performance.

Richard Neilson

United States
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Tour: #30992, Best of Tokyo in 6 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 25/15

Best of Tokyo tour taken with Kaoru in August 2015. The tour was taken by walking and public transportation (Tokyo Metro). One of our party had recent surgery, with limited mobility, and Kaoru made appropriate accommodation, which resulted in a very enjoyable day. The pace and direction of a personal guide made all the difference. Kaoru prepared us for each site with her own materials. Best of all, I now have no fear of the Tokyo subway system, and look forward to using it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comment and high rating, Richard. I'm sure you'll be able to get around Tokyo by subway next time :) If you want to go off the beaten path, let me know!

Erwin Go

Philippines
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Tour: #30992, Best of Tokyo in 6 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 24/15

We had a very wonderful time in Tokyo with Kaoru. She was punctual (she was already at the lobby of the hotel 15 minutes before the scheduled time) and very prepared (she had maps ready and folders with pictures of various japan sites and she would explain things during our subway ride to our destinations). Well versed in English so communicating was very easy, knowledgable about destinations so we really learned a lot about customs and history. Definitely recommended for Tokyo visitors.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great comment and high rating, Erwin. I enjoyed the whole day with you two talking about various things while visiting many places. Hoping to see you again :)

Rose Palmer

United States
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Tour: #30992, Private 3-hour tour of Tokyo for Rose, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 18/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the high rating, Rose.

Rose Palmer

United States
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Tour: #31383, Private 8-hour tour of Tokyo for Rose, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 17/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your high rating, Rose.

Gerald Fries

United States
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Tour: #27934, Akihabara tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 8/15

Richard Perry Pinder

Canada
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Tour: #30992, Best of Tokyo in 6 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 22/15

Kaoru tailored a delightful tour for my friend and I with highlights to the Tsukiji Fish market, the Meiji Jingu Shrine, A walk through the wild and trendy Takeshita Dori , a fabulous sushi lunch at Heiroku Sushi, a frantic experience at the ever so busy Shibuya Crossing and finished us off in the trendy shopping area of Shinjuku. Kaoru gave us an excellent introduction to the Tokyo Metro system that we were able to follow expertly for the remainder of our trip. Kaoru was an excellent guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great comment and high rating! I'm glad that you enjoyed Tokyo city tour. And thank you for that delicious 'chocolate gateaux'!

Lesley Cairns

Australia
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Tour: #31383, Best of Tokyo in 8 hours - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 18/15

Kaoru San was the perfect guide on our 8hour walking tour yesterday. She met us at our apartment at the beginning of the day and saw us safely onto the subway to send us home 8 hours later. All our questions were answered and we have come away with a deeper understanding of the city and its customs already. Kaoru's company has added to the enjoyment of our Tokyo stay - friendly, informative and fun. Arigatoo gozaimasu, Kaoru San.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great comment and high rating. Arigatou!! It was my pleasure to guide you around Tokyo. I enjoyed the whole day with you all. Hoping all of you have a great time in Japan.

Paula Usier

Brazil
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Tour: #31383, Best of Tokyo in 8 hours, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 21/15

We had a great time! Kaoru was very kind and prepared for the job. She brought us maps and all the information that we needed. :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comment and high rating, Paula. I'm hoping your trip will be a memorable one for you and your mom. Kaoru

Melissa Herron

Australia
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Tour: #31383, Best of Tokyo in 8 hours, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 22/15

Kaoru was an endearing, knowledgeable and delightful guide. Our tour with her covered all of the most memorable sights in Tokyo and helped us understand the bustling city (all on our first day). I can't rate the value of her tour enough - highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind comment and high rating. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Tokyo. Wishing you'd visit again and see more of Tokyo and Japan!

Sam Dooley

Australia
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Tour: #30992, Best of Tokyo in 6 hours, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 2/15

Very good and well organised tour. I'd recommend booking one early in your trip as Kaoru showing me the train and subway system was super helpful!

Andy Mogelof

United States
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Tour: #31383, Best of Tokyo in 8 hours, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 24/15

Karou met us at our hotel and we headed over to the Fish Market. WOW!! What an experience. It put the Fulton Fish Market to shame. We then visited a beautiful garden in the middle of Tokyo then on to the Contemporary Art Museum. We had a great day filled with other sights and Kaoru was terrific. She knows Tokyo and fine tuned our tour to our interests. We highly recommend her for anyone wanting a personal tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your great comment, Andy. It was my pleasure to guide you and Sandy around Tokyo. I'm glad you liked my favorite garden.

Marek Prech

Poland
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Tour: #31383, Best of Tokyo for Marek-A custom 2-day tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 22/15

Very nice and well-organized tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comment and rating. I enjoyed two days with you all. I'm looking forward to seeing you again when you run in the Tokyo Marathon again ;)

Ryan Liew

Malaysia
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Tour: #30992, Private 3-day tour of Tokyo for Ryan, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 16/15

We find Kaoru to be very efficient, patient and knowledgeable. Her flexibility and attention to detail had help me, my wife and son coping with our sometime diverging interest is amazing. We are on a customised itinerary tour so adapting to our schedule can be quiet difficult but as a whole she managed well. At the end my whole family like her and she has become a friend, making our trip in Tokyo a memorable one.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your quick feedback and high rating, Ryan. It was my pleasure to guide you and your family around Tokyo and I'm glad that you enjoyed the tour. Hoping to see you again. Kaoru

David Levey

United States
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Tour: #31383, Best of Tokyo in 8 hours, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 15/15

We had only two days to spend in Tokyo, and we spent the First with Kaoru. Although it rained for most of this day, my wife and I had a wonderful day with her. She was very knowledgeable, personable and it was a delight to be with her for the day. She has very good English skills, which is very important. I highly recommend her David in Akron ,Ohio

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comment and high rating, David. I'm glad to hear that you and your wife enjoyed the day although it was a rainy day. Hoping to see you again.

Emily McCleave

United Kingdom
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Tour: #27934, Akihabara tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 26/14

Kauro spent an afternoon showing my boyfriend and me around Akihabara. Kaoru was extremely knowledgable and friendly; despite there being heavy rain we had a terrific time with her. Kauro had an itinerary in mind for our afternoon tour and we were grateful for her suggestions. However, she also allowed us to make requests for any specific activities - we opted for a cosplay photo shoot which turned out to be terrific fun. I would highly recommend Kauro and her tour. Amazing value!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comment, Emily. It was my pleasure to guide you in Akihabara. I'm glad that you had a very nice cosplay photo shoot.

Shof Mohammed Islam

United Kingdom
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Tour: #29109, Best of Tokyo in 4 hours, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 28/14

Kaoru was excellent, punctual, knowledable and easy to understand. Kaoru took us to places we actually wanted to see. We saw a lot within 4 hours, Kaoru even helped us find a Halal Indian Restaurant for us to be able to eat in line with our Halal dietary requirements. Many thanks Kaoru. Shof & Rabeya

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Shof & Rabeya, for your kind comment and high rating. I hope you had a nice time in Tokyo and enjoyed shopping.

Charles Brown

Canada
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Tour: #31383, Best of Tokyo in 8 hours, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 7/14

Never having been to Tokyo and with only a few hours of free time I decided to give Tours By Locals a try and am I ever glad I did. My guide, Kaoru was a delight. Once we discussed my areas of interests we hoped on the Metro and away we went. Kaoru was so knowledgeable and explained many things that helped me get a better understanding of Japan and its culture. I am so happy I met Kaoru and used Tours by Locals. I will be sure to use them again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind comment and high rating, Charles. I'm very glad to hear that you enjoyed our tour. Hoping you'll find more nice tours on this Tours by Locals website!

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We're so pleased you decided to give us a try during your time in Tokyo! Hopefully this is the start of a beautiful relationship. :)

Jim Kaplan

United States
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Tour: #30992, Best of Tokyo in 6 hours, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 30/14

We used Kaoru as our guide for four days in Tokyo. She was terrific. She was punctual, prepared and patient. When we expressed an interest in seeing a sumo practice, in addition to the obligatory parks, shrines and temples, she met us early to attend a morning practice and came with several pages of explanatory material. She was warm, friendly and showed a good sense of humor. I was very impressed with how worldly she is, having traveled extensively in the U.S and. Europe. We would use her again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comment and high rating, Jim. I enjoyed the four days with you and Ellen. Hoping your safe trip home. See you again!!

Hilary Shand

United Kingdom
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Tour: #30992, Best of Tokyo in 6 hours, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 4/14

Brilliant tour with wonderful Kaoru. I sent a message to Karou about what we would like to see and that's just what we did - fantastic. Karou was a great guide and spent time agreeing the tour route and then off we went. We were showed the ropes on using the Tokyo subway that helped us for the rest of our time in Tokyo too. Karou gave us a fantastic orientation and experience of the amazing Tokyo that we then continued to explore for the following two days. Great tour and the best guide - thanks Karou.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great comment and high rating, Hilary. It was my pleasure to guide a brave mom and her son in Tokyo. See you again!

Stephanie S.

Australia
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Tour: #30992, Best of Tokyo in 6 hours, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 10/14

I had one free day in Tokyo and wasn't sure how much we could see in 6 hours. What a great day it turned out to be! Kaoru was wonderful company - she navigated us skilfully using the metro and subway to so many sites, and was so knowledgable about each one without trying to impress. We completed the day sharing the experience of the wonderful exhibition and amazing garden at the Nezu museum. It was like a day out with a friend - thank you Kaoru :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great comment and high rating. It was a good day for me also, walking around Tokyo with you. I'm glad you liked the garden. Hoping to see you again!

Ricardo Tolentino

Mexico
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Tour: #31383, Best of Tokyo in 8 hours, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 30/14

I went to Tokyo in July and Kaoru helped me to move fast in Tokyo. What I liked the most was all the tips she gave me, you get involved with all the things she teaches you of the great Japanese culture. If I were alone I wouldn't learned or seen several things. I widely recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating, Ricardo. I believe you enjoyed your whole trip in Japan!

David Stevens

Australia
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Tour: #30992, Best of Tokyo in 6 hours, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 24/14

Great day touring around Tokyo. Our guide Kaoru, met us at our hotel and gave us a few options. She was very knowledgeable and helpful and gave us a very good look around Tokyo. The 6 hour tour was a great amount of time to see many things. Kaoru gave us a lot of information and pointed out many other things as we walked around the city. We had a great day and Kaoru was a fantastic guide... Thank you. Would highly recommend this tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comment and high rating, David. It was a nice day for me with you two. I hope you enjoyed your whole stay in Japan.

Handoko Chen

United States
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Tour: #31383, Best of Tokyo for Handoko -A custom 8-hour tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 17/14

very good guide and patient with many knowledge about tokyo

Dana Burris

Japan
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Tour: #31383, Private Tokyo Tour for Dana, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 9/14

Kaoru was awesome! She took us to the place we asked for, and if she did not know where they were she looked them up for us. She also called a themed restaurant to make reservations for us for the time and date I needed. She showed us the imperial palace in the pouring rain just before we had to leave on the train. If you are looking for someone that will personalize your tour, Kaoru is the one for you. She is very informative, personal and caring. Everyone in my group said we <3 you! You are the best!

Mamie Kan

United States
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Tour: #31383, Best of Tokyo in 8 hours, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 6/14

Kaoru was a very personable & friendly guide. She tried very hard to satisfy our wishes despite the bad weather and constant rain ! She was very knowledgeable and we had a good time in spite of our jet lag. She was so good that we had booked her for 2 days!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your quick feedback, Mamie. I really appreciate your kind comments and high ratings. Although the rainy season has started, there will be better days so please enjoy your stay in Japan. It's very nice to travel with your children!

Mamie Kan

United States
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Tour: #29109, Best of Tokyo in 4 hours, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 5/14

Kaoru was an excellent guide - originally booked for half day tour but we managed to extend it to a full day! We also had her as a guide for the second day and really managed to cover a lot if Tokyo.