Hiro, gave us a great tour and did his best to include as many areas of our interest as possible, considering that we were more than 2 hours late due to technical difficulties at our port of entry. He was always prompt in responding to our various queries. He was most helpful when we shopped for lunch, sake and ground coffee. His English is very good. Thanks, Hiro. Sorry to have kept you waiting so long. Good luck! Mike & Cecile Cramer
Hiro was a fantastic tour guide, the best I have ever had in any global city I have visited. He was very knowledgeable concerning all the sites we visited, providing the necessary context so we could fully understand what we were looking at. Given his maturity and extensive prior work experience, he also provided many insights into the Japanese culture and peoples which I greatly appreciated. It was a very well organized tour to see the key historic sites of Tokyo in one day.
James WilliamsUnited States
William HammUnited States
Hiro was outstanding! He planned a terrific itinerary for us, but kept it flexible so that we could add-on to it. He is full of information about Tokyo and the venues we visited, as well as about Japanese culture in general. He also has a good sense of humor. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent with him. An added bonus: Hiro took us to an excellent tempura restaurant for lunch. We can't remember a better tempura meal, in or out of Japan. His English is superb. A++
Kim TakamiyashiroHuntington Beach, CALIFORNIA, United States
Excellent tour guide. Hiro was prompt, knowledgeable, flexible and attentive to our needs. He took us to be best places for viewing the cherry blossoms. We have already passed on his information to friends for their trip to Japan.
We had a great day with Hiro. Thanks for showing us your city and explaining many things about the city, culture, and traditions.
Brian WebberLos Angelesq, CALIFORNIA, United States
Hiro is the most amazing guide we have ever had on Toursbylocals! He spent 3 days with us and literally showed us all that Tokyo has to offer. He made very good use of our time and really knows how to navigate the city. We also visited the KamaKura area with him. He is very fluent in English and incredibly knowledgable about the history of Japan, the shrines and the temples. He was so great with my wife and 3 children as we navigated the Tokyo subway and train system! My wife says he looks like a GQ model
Warren HolmesUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is greatly regretted that the transit methods & places to visit have not been perfectly agreed upon until the end of the tour. Taxi/ cab rides might have been frequently offered to spend less time on the subways. The places to visit must have been revised against the standard itinerary in the tour details. Considering this comment, future bookings for this particular tour will be accepted after the transit methods (subways/ trains) and the client's wish list for the exact places to visit are confirmed.
Robert OlivaUnited States
Hirohisa is a great tour guide . We went over the itinerary to prioritize our visits. My wife was not feeling well today and he was very flexible and kind with our schedule. Took various breaks but we still saw the sights we wanted to see. We highly recommend him.
Kat MoranUnited States
Hiro was kind and generous with his time and energy. Our group enjoyed his tour and we learned much about the area. Though the weather was inclement, it did not impact the quality of the tour or Hiro's willingness to address all of our questions.
Ronald OstrowskiUnited States
Hiroshisa was an excellent guide. He orchestrated a wonderful introduction to the city of Tokyo with a balance of historical and contemporary sites. He also balanced the types of sites from religious to governmental, from commercial to environmental. As well, he helped us understand and navigate the subway and train system. Finally, he was helped us understand cultural norms that differ from those in the US. After our day with Hiro, we were more comfortable guests in this energetic and beautiful city.
Krishan BhallaUnited Kingdom
Hiro was knowlegeable, friendly and gave an incredibly enjoyable tour. Always happy to answer our questions with vigor. Many thanks, Krishan, Laura, and Jukka
Benjy MessnerUnited States
Hiro was great - we learned a ton, had a great time, and had a great introduction to Tokyo. Thank you again!
David NgUnited Kingdom
Personable, punctual, knowledgeable, affable, entertaining
Christiaan M.United States
My son and I had a fantastic day with Hiro. He was very organized and very knowledgeable. We loved all the sites that we visited and enjoyed getting to know Tokyo with Hiro. I highly recommend this tour for anyone that wants to know all the city has to offer.
James ShuttleworthUnited States
Hiro was an amazing tour guide. I really got a feel for the city, the public transit system, and the culture of Tokyo. I would recommend Hiro to anyone and everyone.
Kristen JaegerUnited States
Afshan AnjumUnited Arab Emirates
Fantastic tour with a very well informed guide.
John ReysaUnited States
Hirohisa was a fantastic tour guide. His knowledge of politics, religion, and business enriched our tour beyond our expectations. He also took interest in the rest of our vacation providing restaurant recommendations and helped us buy train tickets to Kyoto. We would highly recommend Hirohisa!
Jonathan LowUnited States
Hiro is an excellent guide. He customizes the tour towards your interests and provides excellent information throughout the experience. Highly recommended!
Sam GainerHouston, TEXAS, United States
Hiro could not have been better. He spoke very good English.
Sam GainerHouston, TEXAS, United States
Hiro could have not been better. He spoke very good English.
Sam GainerHouston, TEXAS, United States
Hiro could not have been better. He spoke great English.
Susan TuiteUnited States
Our day with Hiro was one of the highlights of our two-week trip to Japan. He tailored our tour to our interests and was extremely knowledgeable about the sites we visited. Best of all, he was a great conversationalist and a wonderful source of information about Japan and its contemporary culture. I highly recommend him as a tour guide.
Nigel MeesonHong Kong
We had a fun day and saw all the main sites with a good commentary which made it more meaningful, especially the Palace.
Nancy CainUnited States
This was our first trip to Japan. We were very happy with our guide, Hiro. We exchanged ideas by email before we arrived and Hiro was very knowledgeable about his suggestions. We will use Hiro and Tours by Locals again & recommend it to all our friends. He went above and beyond to make our trip an excellent experience. We will come back & hire Hiro again. We have hired guides all over the world. Hiro was one of the best.
We really enjoyed our quick tour and our guide Hiro was lovely and very helpful. He created a tour to suit us and our limited time frame. Loved the sites he showed us, we highly recommend using this service.
Jean BeasleyUnited States
We had a great day in Tokyo thanks to Hirohisa. It rained all day, but that didn't dampen our enthusiasm for the sights that we saw. He knows his city well and we learned a lot in the short time we spent with him. I highly recommend him as a guide and hope that, when we return to Tokyo, we will be able to meet up with him again. I don't know why Hirohisa is rated "advanced" instead of "fluent" in English. His English is superb, including slang and idioms.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kindest comment. It was a wonderful day for me as well. I'm encourage a lot. I hope to see you both again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for choosing me as your guide this time. Thanks to you and your family, I also enjoyed a day in Tokyo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for giving me the opportunity to guide you. It was a great pleasure touring with you and your family in Tokyo during the great Autumun season. I do hope to see you and your family again very soon in Japan.
Sondra EttlingerUnited States
Hiro was wonderful at getting us around from place to place on what would have been a very complicated (for us) adventure through the local subway system. We covered all of the planned venues and enjoyed what we chose to visit. His planning and execution of this short visit were both excellent.