Sachiko was an excellent guide! We enjoyed her willingness to customize our itinerary, her solid organizational skills, her very competent English and her guidance through the complexities of the Tokyo transit system. She took us under her wing and made sure we were informed and comfortable with all aspects of our tour! She was knowledgeable and highly personable. Thank you so much, Sachiko, for making Tokyo come alive for us as first-time visitors.
Robert FranklinWest Bloomfield, MICHIGAN, United States
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Robert FranklinWest Bloomfield, MICHIGAN, United States
Tour was altered due to very hot weather. However the visit to the imperial palace was just a lot of walking to see a guard house and some rock walls. Not very interesting. The imperial gardens were just a few pretty black and red pine trees. Sorry but we expected more. The museum was good. We road a lot of trains and subways. Glad our guide knew her away around them. See the old shopping area was as we expected and enjoyable.
John SpockUnited States
Sachiko is very knowledgeable and would recommend her as for any tour you take in Japan. She is also very funny!
James MoellerAZ, United States
Sachiko arrived on time. The tour was a Tokyo walking tour and she proved very knowledgeable about the subjects we visited. She also found unscheduled events, such as a free kimono show at the textile guild, as we walked by. She was also able to find good food options. Would definitely recommend her.
Patty SmithUnited States
Sachiko is amazing! She spent a lot of time with me prior to the trip and she is always on time and have a lot of patience. Her knowledge of the country was far superior to anything we experienced in our travels. We have a lot of laughs too! Definitely recommended.
Sachiko was a charming and accommodating guide, who interacted well both with adults and children. Good sense of humour, too. Anticipated exactly what we wanted, and would like.
Lila YeungUnited States
Sachiko was kind... knows her way around Tsukiji market and Imperial palace... found shopping bargains for me and a wonderful Japanese garden for me ! She helped us get around on the subways and found a great place for lunch. Thanks Sachiko ❤️
A wonderful tour guide who gave great descriptions of the history of places we visited. I felt very relaxed as if I was being accompanied by a good friend I had known for a long time and so I really enjoyed this day.
Luciano CominUnited Kingdom
Everything was excellent. Sachiko 5 out of 5. She is great.
Janice F.United States
We highly recommend Sachiko who was our guide to Mt. Fuji and Tokyo. We had a great time talking with her about the history and importance of sites on our tours, as well as many other places we had visited in Japan. She deftly handled our last minute requests and went above and beyond in trying to help us find a bear pillow for our daughter (even calling the manufacturer!), and making reservations for us at an owl café. Sachiko was always upbeat and personable, making our two days together a pleasure.
Alexis SermenoUnited States
We had a great time in our tour! This is an excellent way to learn and discover about Tokyo. Our guide was flexible and accommodating to all our needs. Highly recommended!!!
Liberty LumbresUnited States
Sanchiko was a wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable and always in good spirit throughout our entire tour. She catered to our wishes as to where we wanted to go and what we wanted to see, but most especially, helped me make my reservation for our Shinkansen rise to Kyoto. It felt like we found a family member in Japan! We have two more tours with her and we know, for sure, that both of them will be as good as this first one. Thank you, Sanchiko-San!! We appreciate you.
I had a wonderful day tour of Tokyo with Sachiko. She has an extensive knowedge of the history, and listened to what was important to me. Sachiko speaks english really well and has a great sense of humour. I felt very relaxed and taken care of during our tour. Her passion for Tokyo was evident and she made our day together really fun and enlightening! I couldn't recommend Sachiko enough! You won't be disappointed, as she exceeded my expectations of the day.
Eric SteinUnited States
Awesome and very knowledgeable. We had a great time
Michael WrightUnited States
Get the most from your visit to Tokyo. Sachiko will guide you through Tokyo's complex subway system to many fantastic destinations; I would have gotten lost without her. She was very courteous, and offered to take pictures whenever I desired. I will hire her again on my next visit.
Ben SchmittUnited States
Hire this lady to get the most out of your visit to Tokyo
Liliana CeledonUnited States
We had an informative and fun day inTokyo, thanks to Sachiko. We felt that the tour hit all major highlights, without feeling rushed and getting to use public transportation in the process. Lunch was great and inexpensive. Highly recommended.
Frank CocuzzaUnited States
We booked with Sachiko for 3 day tours: Tokyo city, Mt Fuji, and Kamakura. One of the sites in Tokyo we wanted to see was Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market where Sachiko spent almost 90 minutes with us touring. We thoroughly enjoyed that as well as our Mt Fuji and Kamakura excursions. Sachiko also helped us to get reservations and train tickets for our next destination.
Ni Lar WinAustralia
She is very punctual, kind and patient. It was difficult to gather us on the tour without her patience because of our kids going around every where. She also has the good knowledge of local culture and history of Japan. Thank you so much for bringing us to the nice sashimi shop in Ginza as per our request, which is unforgettable. Arigatou gozaimasu Sachikosan! Hope to see you again in future!
Suvit KattiyamanUnited States
5 Star. Thanks
Susan ClementsUnited States
Sachiko is AMAZING! It was so easy planning our trip to Tokyo. We saw Tsukiji Market, had the best sushi brunch at a nearby restaurant (Sachiko knew the restaurants and quality of the food served - a huge plus.) Went to the Imperial Palace and learned the history of the area and then headed to Asakusa. It was an amazing day. Sachiko is so knowledgeable of the area. Her personality is what made the tour awesome - she's so fun and she cared about how we were all doing.
Sachiko covered as much as we wanted to see and do, she's very accommodating when on the spot we wanted to alter out Iterinary. She had the answers to our questions and very eloquent in the English language. We had a great time with her!
Mai TranUnited States
Very nice to walk with Sachiko. She is very nice and passionate person. I like her a lot. Sachiko tried to do whatever you asked her to do like where you want to see and what you want to eat etc... She was very patient with us. Spent quite a bit time waiting and looking for our camera man who can't walk very fast and had tendency to get lost on our group. Overall, we had good time with Sachiko.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your nice comments. The tour itself went quite well, I think. It is unfortunate that we had to wait for your friend for a while.
On our second day with Sachiko we asked to go to Ueno Park and Yanaka . Sachiko picked us up from our hotel and took us first to Ueno park and talked to us about the Shrines and the history, and answered our questions. We then caught the train a couple of stops to Yanaka, a suburban area of Tokyo,with little shops and stalls. we had a lot of fun looking at the shops. Satchiko then returned with us to our hotel. Thank you for a wonderful tour Sachiko.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Linda-san, Thank you very much for your wonderful comments and great ratings. It was a really nice day and I had a very good time with you. I would like to see you again. Sachiko
Sachiko spent one day with my family at the end of March showing us the highlights of Tokyo. She designed an itinerary which was comprehensive and diversified and provided us with sense of the various districts and the elaborate subway system so that we were able to get around with ease for the remainder of our time there. She was knowledgeable, friendly and had a great sense of humour. She was a pleasure to be with and I would highly recommend her.
Casey MondaUnited States
Sachiko is very nice but doesn't seem to have as much energy as some of our other guides. Her knowledge of Tokyo only seemed to run skin-deep.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My main area of work is in Tokyo so I feel that I know the city quite well. I would have explained more about the things in which you were interested if I had more questions about the Tokyo area.
David GilesUnited Kingdom
Sachiko - thank you - custom tour excellent - highlights were the view over Tokyo from the Tokyo Tower and Ueno Park with the shrine built in 1651 with goal foil coated doors and pillars. Sachiko is a very pleasant tour guide and accommodates as much as you want to see in her tour.
Sachiko was a fabulous guide and I enjoyed my day with her exploring Tokyo. I can highly recommend her.
Thanks to Sachiko we had a wonderful day exploring Tokyo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Margaret-san, Thank you very much for your great rating. It was a really wonderful day for me too. I hope you enjoyed Hiroshima and Miyajima Island. See you again in the near future! Sachiko
It was a great day! English=good! At times it took me a while before I could understand. She's very nice, coordinated well, took into account our interests. Eg: I wanted to go to a specific restaurant so she put it into our sched. I prefer guides that relay many facts & stories about the places we go to. She did talk about the places, but I would have preferred more info & dialogue. It was like 25% talk while walk, 75% just walk. But it really depends on your preference as a traveler. Highly recommended!
I had a wonderful day of touring around Japan. I learnt so much more, and found so much more in one day that I could have ever done on my own. It will make the rest of my stay in Tokyo so much easier after having spent a day learning how to get around. I highly recommend doing a tour !!
Sachiko very easy going and friendly. Itinerary well planned, and very accommodating.Had a wonderful time and great company in Tokyo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lai-san, thank you for your feedback. I am so pleased to hear that you had a very good time with me. I hope you will visit Tokyo again! Sachiko
Frank CocuzzaUnited States
We had an amazing day with Sachiko-san. We were first time visitors to Tokyo and wanted to do the major sites and the famous Tokyo fish market Tsukiji. We walked and took the subways everywhere and we not only saw them but Sachiko-san helped to understand and appreciate them. We had a great tempura lunch in Asakusa and enjoyed sharing our personal sides. A great time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Frank-san, Thank you very much for your wonderful rating and comment. I would like to see you again at "Say Cheese!" in the near future. Sachiko
Stephen DelmanUnited States
Sachiko was prompt, flexible and delightful. We had a very exhausting but interesting day seeing a number of the major sights in the city. I would recommend her without hesitation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the super rating and wonderful comments. It was a really fun day for me, too! Sachiko
Carlton ONealUnited States
Guide knew Tokyo, but added little additional value
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: As this review would be the first poor review for Sachiko we took this very seriously. After reaching out to the customer by phone and e-mail to follow-up on the experience, we have been unsuccessful in receiving his response. Without further detail, we cannot access the situation. Sachiko's previous reviews stand out and reflect her true guiding ability.
Gerald FriesUnited States
Richard BroudyUnited States
Sachiko did a good job for us. She was our first guide of our visit, and was therefore the person who had to deal with complete newcomers. She was knowledgeable and pleasant to be with. Only criticism is that we went to a major temple on the most popular/crowded day of the year, and had we known, we'd have skipped it. We had wanted to see a swordmaker but the logistics didn't work, but when we said goodbye, she gave us a very nice booklet about swordmaking, which was very thoughtful. Would hire her again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Richard-san and Leo-san, Thank you very much for your feedback. As three locations on the list of places you wanted to go to were in Asakusa, I thought Asakusa was your most interesting site in Tokyo. Just after showing you a quick glance of the most famous temple in Tokyo, I had intended to leave there. I sincerely hope that you have got good and long lasting memories from Japan. Sachiko
John HoffmanUnited States
We scheduled a full day in Tokyo with Sachiko for our first day. We give her 5 stars out of 5. She helped plan a full day of our interests, avoiding any duplication with the organized tours we had booked. She was a joy leading us from place to place with explanation and insight. She gave us the orientation and courage to use the Tokyo subways. Our day was flexible with many spontaneous extras. We highly recommend Sachik.
Robyn F.United States
We spent a lovely day with our guide, Sachiko, visiting the many sites of Tokyo. She is very personable,so we felt as though we were with a friend rather than someone we had just met. Sachiko was sensitive to our needs and our 8 year old grandson had a wonderful day, too. He loved shopping at the toy store! She is extremely knowledgeable about Japan's history and culture and communicates very well in English. Sachiko patiently helped us learn the subway system for future use, too. Thank you, Sachiko-san.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Robyn-san, Thank you very much for your wonderful comment and super rating! I had a really good time with you and your family. I hope you will visit Japan again. Thank you!! Sachiko
Simone NorrisUnited States
Helpful with getting around Tokyo in an efficient manner by train. With Sachiko's guidance, we were able to utilize our limited time efficiently to see a lot of sights in a limited period of time. Easy to communicate with and amenable to changes in our itinerary on the fly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind comment. I am glad that I was able to help you and your family have two business meetings at Ginza nicely. I hope you had a wonderful time in Kyoto and Misawa.
Richard SandersUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your feedback. I am really happy to know that you had a good time with me in Tokyo. Did you go to the vinegar shop? I hope to see you again.
Sachiko looked after us beautifully in Tokyo, and was happy to tailor our itinerary to suit our requirements. She was very pleasant, very informative with excellent English and we thoroughly enjoyed our tour with her! We highly recommend Sachiko!
Sachiko was very good guide , program tailored for our interests , helped us all the way . Like touring with a new personal friend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Barry-san and Lois-san, Thank you very much for your warm comments and super rating! I am really happy to know that you enjoyed walking around Tokyo with me. Two days were just like my family tours. I would like to see you again!! Sachiko
Our Tokyo tour with Sachiko was the best tour we have ever experienced! Our family had a variety of interests and Sachiko had recommended many interesting places based on her careful research. We visited temples, learned about mass transit, ate a delicious lunch and visited both the older and newer areas of Tokyo. We could never have learned so much on our own. Sachiko displayed never ending patience with us and provided assistance way beyond what we expected. We recommend this tour highly! Ingrid M.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello McKenna Family, Thank you very much for your excellent review!! I really enjoyed having a wonderful family like you. I would like to see you again in the near future. Sachiko
Mauro TornoUnited States
Grant M.Surrey, BC, Canada
We had a wonderful time with Sachiko.She was very knowledgeable with the local sites to see and was very patient with our family of four wanting to see different locals.She went out of her way to find my wife a "cat"cafe which she had been dying to visit.We walked for miles and miles.We would highly recommend Sachiko when visiting Tokyo.My wife and boys thoroughly enjoyed our day and wished we could have stayed longer.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Grant-san, Thank you very much for your wonderful comment!! I am really happy to know that you had a wonderful time in Tokyo with me. I would like to see you again in the near future in Japan! Sachiko
Felix S.United States
Thank you, Sachiko. We spent a wonderful day with you in Tokyo, saw so many places we wanted to visit. We really appreciate your care on every step of our tour. With your help we were just in time to board our cruise ship at the end of the day. Thanks again, arigato!
Sachiko was a wonderful guide. Very accommodating and flexible with the tour. As this was our first time in Japan, she also showed us how the subway/train system works as well taking us to all of the tourist sights we wanted to visit. She is very knowledgeable and we all enjoyed our day immensely.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Roberts Family, I am really glad to know that you had a very good time in Japan. Thank you very much for your wonderful comments and warm words. See you again in the near future! Sachiko
Jeff TwentymanUnited Kingdom
I enjoyed a private tour with Sachiko, a charming and knowledgeable guide. The itinerary was flexible and gave me just the experience I had asked for. We also had a very pleasant day. I would highly recommend Sachiko
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great comments! It was a wonderful day for me, too. Enjoy your stay in Japan!
David CarpenterUnited States
Great tour. Sachiko really knows her way around Tokyo. Lots of,walking but very accommodating . Designed the tour to see exactly what I wanted
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your warm comment! I am very glad to know that you had a really good time in Tokyo. Enjoy your holiday!
Schaiko was great,so helpul and informative,she was very aware of my needs,and accommodated that very well she was very flexible,thank you so much for a great day and helping me carry my shopping !! We had a great day,Tokyo was awesome so much to see in a short space of time,Thankyou again
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Sandy, Thank you very much for your good comment!! I am really happy to know that you enjoyed walking around Tokyo with me. I would like to see you again in Tokyo. Thank you! Sachiko
Jason PriorUnited States
She was full of boundless enthusiasm and good humour. The children enjoyed her a lot. She adjusted itinerary to our energy in the Tokyo heat.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Jason, Thank you very much for the great comment! I hope you had a good time in Kyoto.
Chris StasiUnited States
Sachiko was a great help on literally our first day in Tokyo. She took us to a myriad of areas but as importantly helped us to get acclimated to things like the bus and subway network, how to find local spots and how to save time moving about the city while we were here. She spoke very good english and was a kind and generous guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Chris, Thank you very much for your great comment! I am really happy to know that you had a good time with me. See you again! Sachiko
Sarah CitronUnited Kingdom
Hello Sachiko was an excellent guide and gave generously of her time and expertise. Would definitely recommend her to others. Sarah
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Sarah and Richard, Thank you very much for this review! It was an absolute pleasure for me to guide you around Tokyo! How was your cruise? Wonderful I hope. Sachiko
Sandra TalaveraUnited States
Sachiko-san tailored my tour to what I wanted to see and learn. This was my second trip to Tokyo and with Sachiko-san, I was able to appreciate not only the "must know and see" parts of Tokyo, but also the subtle nuances. Sachiko-san explained and taught me many things in just one day, it was amazing! She taught me to navigate the city on the Metro and that was priceless! One would be truly fortunate to spend a day or days with Sachiko-san as a Tour Guide.
Mark LyonsEmerakd, QLD, Australia
Very helpful and accommodating and adjusted tour during the day to take account of 6 year olds level of interest. Sachiko went out of her way to make sure we were comfortable and no request was too much trouble. Found a nice place for lunch that kept everyone happy even our 6 year old. Helped us master the Tokyo train and subway system and provided English maps of the area to help with our future exploring. Would recommend Sachiko as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Lyons Family, Thank you very much for giving me such a wonderful rating! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your tour after Tokyo. The tour is a very memorable one for me. Thank you again for your good thoughts!! Sachiko
Carolyn SkillingNew Zealand
One point .. she should wear more bright or distinctive clothing as with busy and fast moving crowds it is easy to lose your tour leader. Sachiko was extremely informative and very pleasant to be with. We made the most of the day.Thanks again
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your advice and great rating! I am very happy to know that you enjoyed walking around Tokyo with me. Sachiko