David HiromotoUnited States
Hide took us to Tsukiji Fish Market, Akibahara, Asakusa, and lots of shopping and restaurants. We really appreciated his inside knowledge of the local culture and excellent English skills. This was my first trip to Japan and the tour really made it special. We highly recommend any tour by Hide, and would recommend him for any newcomers to this fabulous country and city. We will definitely contact him our next trip to Tokyo area. Thanks, David & Cathy from California
Nikko LeeUnited States
Hide was amazing! His English was fluent and he was so patient during the tour with our family (consists of our parents over age 60 and our 1 year old daughter). We saw everything on the itinerary and took great family photos. We learned a lot of interesting facts and gained local insight. He even got in line with my husband to help us book train tickets to Kyoto. He went above and beyond. I would highly recommend booking with him as a guide when you visit Tokyo.
Jay KrottingerUnited States
Hide was a terrific guide! Excellent english and allowed for a wonderfully memorable experience!
David WhiteUnited States
Excellent guide, very knowledgeable and patient -- highly recommend this guide for your Tokyo visit. Spoke fluent English.
Liane SternliebUnited States
Karen HartzUnited States
Great walking tour. Hide was able to give us 2 half day tours. Knowledgable and so nice!
Karen HartzUnited States
Great walking tour. Highly recommend.
Steve ChengUnited States
Excellent private tour experience. Hide (pronounced Hee-day) was our guide for two days. We are a family of 4 with two teenage daughters from California. I let Hide know our interests in advance by email and he put together an itinerary that fit our needs well. His english is excellent and our entire family enjoyed his stories about history and the daily lives of Japanese people. Thoroughly engaging and entertaining. I highly recommend Hide as your guide.
Larisa ColladoUnited States
Hide was a great tour guide. He customized the tour to suit my needs. He was very knowledgeable of Japanese pop culture, and his English is excellent.
Peter AdamsStourbridge, WEST MIDS, United Kingdom
Hide met us at our hotel in Yokohama on probably the worst rainy day in weeks. He guided us through the morning crowds to Tokyo by the local trains. The weather was awful, torrential rain, the last thing one needs for a walking tour. We visited a shrine and the Imperial palace before it was just too wet to continue. Hide took us back to Yokohama where he expertly helped us with taxis to take our party and 12 cases of luggage to the cruise terminal. I would certainly use Hide again and highly recommend him
Denise HaniseeUnited States
Hide San was an intelligent, informative and interesting guide with excellent English abilitities. He was capable and considerate and helped us with all of our needs including our being late, needing lockers for our suitcases, and helping us carry some of our luggage. In addition to taking us to the major sites , he gave us insight into cultural and historical background. He was an A plus guide.
Dave ByersUnited States
Diem Quyen NguyenCanada
We had two half days of private tours with Hidefumi. It was a pleasure, he is knowledgeable, flexible, and make good suggestions to decrease the time loss in transportation. Every thing went smoothly, and he has showed a very good Tokyo corner where locals people live and where we had a nice stroll. The first day, within 4 hours, we were able to visit imperial palace, walking in Shinkuyu and go up to the Tokyo government building to have a very nice look down Tokyo, Golden Gai, and Roponji Hill. TY
Diem Quyen NguyenCanada
Please see previous comments.Nice and knowledgeable guide. We had four hour-visit, and were able to see and have a leisure stroll within the Japanese garden in Shinguyu Goyen park and admire all the blossoming cherry trees, see the Hibakana exhibition( by my asking) at the war criminal shrine,have a look at the Tokyo forum, see the Yanaka cemetery and walk in Tokyo streets and finish at the famous Tokyo electronics store. TY
Eileen FleischmanUnited States
Hide was our guide and he was great! He is very knowledgable and interesting. He was able to tailor a perfect tour for us. If I had more time and days in Tokyo I would love to have Hide tour with us.
Brandon GreenDC, United States
Hide was everything you'd want in a tour guide. Prompt, attentive, casual, informative, and interesting. He did a particularly good job of teaching us how to move around Tokyo which was very helpful given this was our first time to Japan. 5 stars!
Emilie Mae WickettParkwood, Perth, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, Australia
Hide proved to be an easy-going, efficient and thoughtful guide. He first reviewed our preferences, then customised the afternoon's itinerary accordingly.As we were tired with all the walking we had done, and this was our last day in Japan, he took us through welcomed shortcuts and allowed for convenient rest stops. Because of his care and concern, we enjoyed wading through the shopping crowds at Akihibara and Nakamishi.
Debra GoodsellUnited Kingdom
Hide was a wonderful tour guide. The very best way to see a city is with a local and Hide was full of local knowledge. Would definitely recommend Tours by Locals, and Hide in particular.
Jeremy W.United States
Dennis CrawfordUnited States
Hide is a superb tour guide! He tailored the tour to include exactly what we wanted to see, and his commentary was very interesting to put the various temples, shrines and other sites into the context of Japanese history and culture. We especially enjoyed the details he provided for the various gods and symbols and how these concepts influence people today. He patiently stood by as we took many photographs, and he taught us how to use the metro system with confidence. This tour was an outstanding value.
Hide was punctual, friendly and fluent in English. Our 20 year old daughter and 23 year old son travelled with us and were also impressed by Hide's knowledge of Tokyo 's history and modern pop culture. Hide was generous with his time and particularly helpful when we needed advice about booking our train tickets to Nagano. Thanks for a most enjoyable afternoon Hide !
A great tour with a personable and knowledgeable guide. Our visit to Tokyo and Japan was thoroughly enriched by spending time with Hide!