Alyssa WolfUnited States
We had the absolute BEST time with Kenji. He was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Tokyo and japan and we covered so much of the city. It was a great way to see much of Tokyo in the short period of time we had. We walked about ten miles throughout the day and he helped us navigate the public transit. He was very flexible throughout the trip and Even gave us tips for other places to go and see. Truly a friend by the end of our day. You can't see Tokyo without Kenji! You will not regret it !!
Nathalie RossUnited States
Great guide and great tour! We packed lots in and hit all the highlights of our planned itinerary. Kenji was very patient while we shopped in Hajkuru and took us to a fantastic sushi restaurant for lunch. What a great day. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nathalie, I greatly appreciate your favorable comments on me and my tour. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to accompany you and your family. Kenji
Adriana Del ValleMexico
Kenji is a great guide. He is very kind and he knows everything about the history and culture of Japan. We had a really good day visiting many interesting places. We truly recommend Kenji!! Thank you very much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Adriana, Thank you so much for your positive and favorable comments on me. I fondly remember showing you and your lovely three children around Tokyo on a sunny winter day. I enjoyed it very much. Thank you. Kenji
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.
Shishir ShahUnited States
Great tour guide Customizes day Be ready to keep up At over 70 yrs old he can walk as good as the best
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shishir, Thanks a lot for your comment on my being a good walker. Kenji
Joyce WilliamsUnited Kingdom
We had a great time with Kenji. He was very knowledgeable and professional. He was flexible enough to changed the tour slightly as we were jet lagged and a bit tiered which was great.He also escorted us to the metro station to ensure we got to our next destination. Thanks a lot Kenji for making our trip to Tokyo so enjoyable
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joyce, Thanks a lot for giving me an opportunity to provide you with the two day tour n Tokyo. I am very glad to know that you had a great time with me. I greatly appreciate your good rating for my tour. Kenji
Rania PreventzaUnited States
My tour person was Kenji He was absolutely amazing, and friendly. We spend two wonderful days in Tokyo and Kenji did a phenomenon job (September 25-26) I highly recommend him as a tour person in Tokyo and he speaks excellent English. Rania
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rania, I had a very good time being with you for two days in Tokyo. You were so attractive and friendly that I almost forgot to be your guide. I deeply appreciate your excellent rating for me. Thanks. Kenji
Martha WarnerUnited 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.
Martha WarnerUnited States
Kenji did a great job. We had a bit of a language barrier, but figured it out.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martha, Thank you for mentioning the problem of a language barrier. I have no idea what specifically you meant by a barrier, but generally I am going to try to be clear and precise when explaining to the travelers. Kenji
Richard ElginUniversity Place, WA, United States
Excellent tour. We covered many sights and walked quite a bit. Bring your walking shoes. I used my walking app and we covered just over 10 miles. Great tour. We saw much more than we could have on our own. E also learned how to navigate the Tokyo mass transit system.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard, It was a pleasant opportunity for me to show you and your son around Tokyo. I really enjoyed it. Thank you for your providing me with a good rating. Kenji
Terri KatzUnited States
Kenji was terrific. He was very flexible and gave us a wonderful overview of Toyko, explaining the history and culture. He was a pleasure to be with and is extremely knowledgeable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Terri, It was a unique and enjoyable experience for me to spend three days in Tokyo with you, your husband and daughter, and daughter's girl friend. Thank you so much for giving me a good rating and comment. Kenji
Joan Van HornUnited States
We enjoyed every moment of our time with Kenji. His energy, love of Tokyo and passion for teaching made our day with him a day we will remember forever.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joan, I greatly appreciate your positive comment on me. It is really one of the best comments I have ever had and encourages me to keep on being a guide. Thanks you. Kenji
Lisa SproatUnited States
It was my daughter's 14th birthday and Kenji made it a great personalized tour. He endured the shopping and kept my husband entertained. He made our trip to Tokyo the best!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa, I am happy to hear you and your family were able to celebrate your daughter's birthday in Tokyo. Your husband was so open-minded that I could share a pleasant time with him while you and your daughter were shopping. Kenji
Zoe KrikorianUnited States
Kenji was amazing. He made our first day in Tokyo special. He took us everywhere we wanted to go but yet gave us time to relax. He was knowledgeable and kind. I would highly recommend him to tour Tokyo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Zoe, It was really wonderful for me to be a guide for your family of six persons. I greatly appreciate your positive comments on me. Thank you. Kenji
Lisa SproatUnited States
Wonderful guide! Gave us an excellent customized tour. We had a 14 and 11 year old and they really liked Kenji.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa, I really enjoyed showing you around Tokyo. I wish your children a bright future. Thank you for the good rating. Kenji
Enjoyable, organized and flexible tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sarah, Thanks a lot for your high rating for my tour. I had a good time showing you and your family around Tokyo. Kenji
William BashamUnited States
My wife and I throughly enjoyed Kenji. He exceeded our expections and is a very kind, considerate and knowledgeable man. We made a new friend in Kenji.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear William, I deeply appreciate your positive assessment of my job as a guide for you. Thank you very much. Kenji
Kenji-san , nice guide , very helpfull and friendly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Steve, It was a very good opportunity for me to be able to spend four days with you and your group from Indonesia. All of you were friendly and kind to me and took an interest in Japanese culture. In particular, you all told me you had enjoyed a trip to Kawagoe, a town with the traditional feel of Tokyo Edo. Thank you for everything. Kenji
Mike CastilloUnited States
We were with Kenji for four days in Tokyo, Kenji was a gentleman and very informative. Everything had already been planned to the tee. I recommend Kenji 100%, We have now used Tours by Locals in 5 different occasions with total satisfaction Thanks AGAIN KENJI !!!!!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mike, You were so kind and friendly to me that I felt as if I were with my old close friend. You were keen about historic sites in Tokyo and Kamakura and I found it worthwhile to be a tour guide. Thank you for giving me four pleasant days. Kenji
Manasi NadkarniUnited States
Excellent job.took very good care of all 4 of us.Even went and bought some Japanese sweets for us!! Thanks a lot Kenji!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Manasi, I am very happy to see that you enjoyed strolling around Tokyo with me. I greatly appreciate your excellent rating. Kenji
Thomas ManningUnited Kingdom
Great introduction to Tokyo. Kenji was very knowledgeable. Nice relaxed pace but still managed to fit everything we wanted in.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Thomas, Many thanks for your favorable comment on my tour. I enjoyed being wit you, too. Kenji
Michael SternUnited States
Kenji did a great job taking us around Tokyo and Hakone over a 3 day period. Lots of walking, subway and train rides, good food and explanations of what we were seeing. Kenji is very passionate regarding his tour guide responsibilities and has a wealth of knowledge of the history of Japan. I highly recommend Kenji for tours in and around Tokyo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michael, I greatly appreciate your highest rating for my tours. Spending three days with you, I learned a lot from you about what to do and how to behave as a guide. Thank you very much. Regrettably, we were not able to see Mt. Fuji due to dense fog. Kenji
Richard KreisbergUnited States
Great guide,very easy to be with and full of information.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard, Thank you so much for the highest rating for my tour in spite of the fact that I made you take a wrong train twice in a row on that day. I would like to apologize for it again. Kenji
Michelle SchomackerUnited States
Kenji took my family of 6 on a full tour of Tokyo. He was punctual, gracious, and thoughtful. Our tour was to end at 5pm, yet he stayed with us until 6:45pm to complete one more item in my son's Wish list! I highly recommend Kenji!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michelle, It is my principle to try to fulfill custmers' wishes and requests and I am pleased that your son appeared to be happy. Thank you so much for a good rating for my tour. Kenji
Amber IsakUnited States
Kenji was an excellent tour guide for my 2 days in Tokyo! He was flexible with a late change in our meeting point and our end point (he graciously accompanied me well past my hotel to meet my group for dinner) as well as having an extra person join. He is knowledgeable, friendly & has a great sense of humor :) He helped coordinate everything I wanted to see in a very short time but I never felt rushed to move on. He even found a shop to help me buy a kimono! I highly recommend Kenji & many thanks to him!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Amber, I am very glad to know what I did for you on two days in the middle of April led to your contentment. I appreciate your highly rating my tour. I believe you liked the kimono you bought in Asakusa. Kenji
Tim PenczarUnited States
Kenji was fantastic! He was very engaging on the tour with our children ages 10 and 13. Although we had a bit of rain Kenji didn't miss a step and it was if it didn't exist. He was very informative and at the same time made it entertaining for all of us. We would highly recommend Kenji for your future Tokyo TBL experience. Cheers, Tim
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tim, I had a good time taking you and your family around the tourist sites in Tokyo. Your children, lovely Ellie and handsome young boy Christian were so attractive that I was nearly unaware of the passage of time. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to spend time with you. Kenji
Lloyd P.United Kingdom
I hired Kenji on behalf of my parents for a private day tour around Tokyo. My parents are both in their late 60's and said they really enjoyed Kenji's tour and company. Kenji is in his mid 70's and is knowledgeable, helpful and even though he can quickly navigate around Tokyo, he remained considerate of my parent's slower pace. Kenji is also flexible with the itinerary and went beyond the allocated time. Domo arigatou gozaimasu Kenji-san.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Llyod, Your parents - Armando and Cownie are good-natured and I very much enjoyed taking them around Tokyo early in spring when the cherry trees were in full bloom. Thank you so much for highly rating my tour. Kenji
Nancy TaftUnited States
We scheduled our tour with Kenji on the first day we were in Tokyo. A man of few words, Kenji gave us one of the best experiences we had during our entire stay. He gave us an overview of the country's history while not overwhelming us with too much information. He laid the groundwork for our understanding of his country that served us well for the remainder of our stay. He adjusted his normal itinerary to suit our needs, answered our questions, and gave us an entirely enjoyable and informative day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nancy, I am very glad to know that my information and knowledge on Japanese history and culture helped you understand the things and experences you saw and had during your stay in Japan after Tokyo. Thank you for your favorable comment on me. I regret it was too early for you to enjoy/appreciate cherry blossoms in Tokyo. However, I believe you did it in other parts of the country. Kenji
Gaelle MoiseUnited States
Kenji was an excellent tour guide. He was very patient with our group, as we stopped for lots of pictures. He was also very flexible and allowed me to make some modifications to the itinerary. I felt bad that our tour went over by 17 minutes, and even though I offered to make our own way home, he insisted on taking us back to our place. I felt very cared for and safe with Kenji.He also shared a lot of information about the history of the places we visited.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gaelle, you and your friends were so nice and friendly that I myself enjoyed taking you around Tokyo in a relaxed manner. Thank you. Also, thank you for rating me high. Kenji
Khalifa A.United Arab Emirates
Kenji is an amazing guide, we had a tour with him 2 years ago, this time when we went back to Tokyo we had to have it again with him. he's familiar with all the historical places and landmarks. thank you
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kalifha, Thank you for using me twice in two years. I had a good time taking you around Tokyo, this time too. I hope we will be able to meet you again in the near future. Kenji
Carol LisbonUnited States
Kenji is a wonderful and friendly guide with a great knowledge of the history of Japan and Tokyo which added a lot to our tour. We would highly recommend him as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carol, Thank you so much for your wonderful and encouraging comment on my tour. You and your husband were experienced and sophisticated travelers. Kenji
Michael MorrellUnited States
Kenji, took us to all of the places we were scheduled to see plus a local Temple he knew about. His English is passable and was able to communicate with us. We were disappointed with the tour for one reason we hired him specifically to translate a tour that was in Japanese at the Imperial Palace during this tour he did not translate as expected.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am sorry to hear that I was not a good translator of the guided walking tour. I think I could not fully carry out my job for two reasons. One is lack of my English and the other is a strange situation on the part of the Palace. On that day, some 340 people took part in the tour, but only one guide was available. Physically, it was not possible for one guide to handle such a huge audience. I often lost sight of him in the crowd. But I have taken your negative comments seriously. Thank you. Kenji
Kenji was so professional and accommodating.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Raymond, Thank you for your positive comment on me and my tour. Kenji
George WatkinUnited States
George WatkinUnited States
Inna KanevskyEncinitas, CA, United States
Kenji was very informative and very patient, potting up with a lot of questions and a lot of delays and wandering off on our teenaged kids' part. He was very courteous and helpfu throughout the tour, and determined to give us a complete experience-- even somehow getting us admitted into the Meiji Shrine right after it closed. We were supposed to finish the tour in akihabara, and even though it was rather late and past the agreed hours, Kenji was willing to take us there. We declined, but we are grateful!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Inna, You, your husband Alex and your two children of Rachel and Greg were all good travelers for me. Alex had a warm personality and was very friendly to me. What a nice family! I very much enjoyed taking you around Tokyo; the owl cafe in Asakusa in particular. Thank you so much for highly rating me/my tour. Kenji
Mila KalimanUnited States
Our Tokyo tour with Kenji was absolutely great! Kenji is a knowledgeable, thoughtful and flexible guide as well as a very interesting companion. Our tour was both informative and pleasant.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mila and Gene, It was really nice for me to take you around Tokyo on a fine day in late autumn. You were a lovely couple. Thank you so much for rating my tour high. Kenji
Elizabeth WatsonUnited States
Kenji was a wonderful guide. He shared what he knew about Tokyo, but also taught us how to use the subway and answered any questions we had. It was perfect to have his tour on our first day in Tokyo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elizabeth, Thank you so much for giving me a good rating. I found you and your son Alex were really "world travelers" in terms of interest, experience and sophistication. Kenji
Raymund Christian Ong AbrantesPhilippines
Mr. Kenji is very kind and informative in giving us the history of tokyo. We appreciate his efforts in making the tour as informative and fun as possible. :) thank yoy Mr. Kenji.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Raymund, I enjoyed taking your group of six family members around Tokyo, all of whom were friendly and interested in Japanese culture. I appreciate your high rating of my tour. Thank you. Kenji
Informative and enjoyable. The tour gave us invaluable insights on the culture of the people in Tokyo.Our guide Kenji was knowledgeable and energetic. My kids (aged 21 and 16) just loved him. He gave great advice on which food to sample, what souvenirs to buy. Service over and beyond. Arigato, Kenji-san, for braving the rains with us to locate a drugstore that would fill in my wife's insulin prescription. On overtime yet! You made our Tokyo vacation truly memorable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rolando, It wss a good and memorable experience for me to try to find ut a right drugstore together with you and your family. Luckily enough we were able to do it after several attempts in the rain. Thank you so much for highly rating my tour. Kenji
Sarah TysonUnited States
Kenji was well informed and interesting to engage in conversation. He added little side trips that were inspired, gave us a great subway lesson, and was always prompt and attentive. We enjoyed spending time with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sarah, I very much enjoyed three days in Tokyo with you and your husband Victor. Both of you showed a great interest in Japanese culture, which prompted my motivation for being a guide for them. Thank you for highly rating my tour. Kenji
Amanda FrenchUnited States
A super subway and walking tour of Tokyo and Kenji helped us get reservations for the airport shuttle. A huge help as you can't make them on line!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Amanda, Thank you so much for highly appreciating my tour. Your nice gift of Slippery Elm Texas reminds me of you. Thanks a lot. Kenji
We loved our day with Kenji. He was well informed and went to great effort to answer our many questions. He even went overtime to help us book our train tickets for the following day. Domo Kenji! Andi and Joan
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Andi, You were "clever" as your mom Joan said. You already knew what I wanted to tell you about Japanese cuture and about Tokyo. As such, you worried me a lot by asking questions that I found difficult to answer. Joan was very fit for her age of 85! Also, she was charming. Thank you so much for highly appreciating me and my tour. Kenji
Gerald KnappCarmichael, CA, United States
Rick HolmanUnited States
Kenji was a very good guide. He got a lot of stuff into 8 hours. Good intro to Tokyo. Thank you Kenji
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rick and Toby, Thank you for the 5-star rating. I am happy to know that my tour was a good introduction to Tokyo. Kenji
Kenji accepted a difficult task and did an excellent job of carrying it out. He met us in Yokohama when we disembarked from a cruise, took us into Tokyo by train, led us to our hotel where we left out bags, and then took us on an interesting and informative tour of the city, using public transportation. He did this with me in a lightweight wheelchair, pushed by my husband. Kenji's careful planning and well-informed explanations gave us a rich experience of Tokyo in a very short time. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marilyn, I think you and your husband Hugh did a good job when you moved from Yokohama cruise pier to the hotel in Tokyo carrying rather heavy bags, although I did something to help you move. You patiently followed me during the entire process of our tour by going up and down the stairs in subway and railway stations, which was very impressive to me. Thank you so much for highly evaluating my tour. Kenji
Michael KeefeUnited States
Kenji did a wonderful job escorting us around Tokyo. His English is very good and his knowledge of the history of Tokyo is extensive. We enjoyed our tour very much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michael and Paula, I am so happy to hear you enjoyed the tour around Tokyo very much. Thank you for your good rating for my tour. Kenji
We loved Kenji taking us around Tokyo. He was very knowledgeable and he showed us to all the places we wanted to go. He also made sure we were doing ok thought out the tour. We couldn't of asked for a better guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Leeza and Nate, I very much enjoyed taking you around Tokyo on your first day of honeymoon - the fish market, Asakusa Sensoji, Imperail Palace, Meiji Shrine, Harajuku/Takeshita/Omote-sando fashion district and Shibuya. Both of you were good and pleasant travelers. Thank you. Kenji
Nicholas FlemingUnited States
Kenji made our vacation awesome! It was a record holder for Fun!
Nicholas FlemingUnited States
Hendra TanuwijayaUnited States
Kenji made the tour in Tokyo fun, enjoyable, and memorable. He took the time to get to know us as a family with what we like to do. Harajuku and Shibuya crossing were memorable place in Tokyo. My favorite part was when he took us to the comic bookstore upon my son request and helped him select the comic books. He took the time and made it so special for my son. At the end of the tour, he took us to get dinner because he knew we would be too tired to look for ones. Kenji is a very thoughtful guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Hendra, Many thanks for your favorable comments on me. You and your family members were so great and wonderful that I could go ahead with the tour on time and in a fruitful manner. Thank you very much. Kenji
Lyra WallaceUnited States
Kenji was great. We had only one day in Tokyo while in transit and he showed us a lot ! We walked about 14 miles that day. His English was good and he knows the history well. Thank you !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lyra, Thank you so much for giving me a high grade. Yes, we walked a lot, but I do not think we walked as much as 14 miles! Did we? Anyway I had a good time taking you around Tokyo that day. Kenji
Frances BertramBrighton, QLD, Australia
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Frances, I will try to keep in mind your private comment of "afternoon very rushed" to improve future tours. Thank you. Kenji
Ashley Kuehl-BinderUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Kenji. He not only took us to places we requested, but he also provided us with the history of many of the places we saw and made sure we tried some traditional Japanese snacks. I highly recommend Kenji as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ashley, Thank you for providing me with an opportunity to take you from a hotel in Disneyland to Tokyo on such a beautiful, sunny and comfortable day in June. I very much appreciate your rating my tour high. Kenji
Kenji meet us and listened to our interests and quickly customised our tour . He was organised, friendly, well informed and a very pleasant personality. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing Tokyo under his guidance.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joan, you were so smart, brisk and crisp that I was able to deliver the itinerary as you wished. I was greatly amazed to see your quick decision when you selected some paper color patterns at a traditional paper ware shop in an old town of Tokyo. Thank you very much for your good rating. Kenji
Hannah LodgeUnited States
This tour is a great introduction to Tokyo! We explored so many areas so efficiently; on our own I think this would have taken us 2 days to see it all. Kenji was very kind and informed us of the history of the areas we visited.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Hannah and Kyle, I clearly and pleasantly remember taking you around Tokyo on a sunny comfortable day one month before. Thank you so much for giving me a good rating. Kenji
Martha M.United States
Kenji met us at our hotel for a full day of walking. He reminded us to bring an umbrella, as rain was possible. He was right! We never would have considered it might rain with blue skies. The day was very full, lots of walking and we saw all the top sights. We never could have done so much without his help. Navigating the metro would have taken all our time! He made it easy and was very pleasant, informative and patient. Thanks Kenji
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Martha, I deeply appreciate your warm words for what I did for you and your husband as a guide. Thank you so much for giving me an opportunity of taking you around Tokyo. I really enjoyed it. Kenji
Edward GersteinUnited States
Kenji was terrific. Couldn't have been better. Would recommend him to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ed, Thank you again for your generous praise. Kenji
Edward GersteinUnited States
On both days Kenji was terrific. Heavy rain and strong wind on the second day led to changes. He was great in coming up with excellent choices. Our 2 days could not have been better. It also was a pleasure to be with him . A truly great person
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ed, you were so cooperative in changing the itinerary due to a spring storm. You were also well tempered. You were one of the best travelers I have ever guided. Thank you so much fo your favorable rating for my tour. Kenji
Debra EstrinUnited States
Kenji was wonderful...starting with his emails before the day of the tour. The itinerary he prepared was perfect. He was so accomodating, and made sure that we were able to see everything that we wanted to see in a very short period of time. He is extremely knowledgeable, his English is excellent, and he is a true ambassador for his country. I hope to return to Japan, and I will definitely utilize Kenji and his expertise again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Debra, Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity of taking you and Cathy around Tokyo in the afternoon and evening till near 10 o'clock, which was a unique and interesting experience to me. I deeply appreciate your favorable comments on me. Kenji
Kenji's English speaking skills are quite poor and this affected communication between us during the tour. Although Kenji mentioned some facts during the tour he did not provide a lot of value-added information about historical sites. The tour could have been a lot more interesting and informative if Kenji was more forthcoming with facts and details during the tour and his English was better.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is regrettable that you were not satisfied with my English ability and how to provide information. As for English, I have to accept your judgement because you are a native speaker of English. As for information provision, my way of providing travelers with information is to give a minimum necessary amount of essential facts to travelers because many of them would easily forget a lengthy explanation, which should have not suited your tastes. Thank you anyway for your comment and I will keep it in mind.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Kenji has provided over 350 tours since becoming a Tours By Locals guide partner. We are very familiar with his tours and guiding abilities and we are extremely confident in his English speaking skills as we speak with him quite often, his previous reviews reflect this as well.
Hae Jin LeeUnited States
Kenji was great in giving us some really great insights in the historical sites of Tokyo. His understanding of Japan's history and his desire to share it with us really made the trip for us. Thank you Kenji-san!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jin-san, I happily remember the day when I was with you and Jeff in Tokyo. Thank you so much for highly rating my tour. Kenji
Kenji was a delight to be around. He was extremely helpful in getting us prepared for the remainder of our trip as well, e.g., helping us purchase rail passes etc.
A wonderful guide. Informative and helpful as we had never been to Tokyo before. We did this tour the first day after our arrival in Tokyo and Kenji was very helpful at orientating us to the complexities of the rail system and the general layout of Tokyo while showing us the contrasting sights of his city. Highly recommended!
John H.United Kingdom
Kenji was waiting for us when we got off the ship. His English was good and easily understood. He was very informative and had a great sense of humour. Travelling by public transport added a touch of local flavour and I wouldn't hesitate to use Kenji as our guide again should we return to Tokyo. The weather was awful with heavy rain all day but Kenji prayed for sun for the following day for us, and guess what, it worked. Thank you Kenji.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John, Thank you so much for your good rating of my tour. I am glad to know that my prayer for the Sun worked! John, let's live long. Thanks. Kenji
David WilliamsUnited States
An incredible day with Kenji! Thank you for everything! You made Tokyo special!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David, I really enjoyed taking your group of 8 pleasant people around Tokyo. Thank you so much for rating me very high. Kenji
Jean LinkUnited Kingdom
We had a super day with Kenji. We covered so many highlights and Kenji taught use how to navigate the Tokyo Subway system. Around 4:30 we had one more site to see but our tour was due to end at 5. Kenji was happy to carry on and not worry about the time. Our kids were tired (we had walked nearly 10 miles that day!) so we called it a day. We learned a lot of history and saw the sites we really wanted to see. Overall a perfect day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jean, I am very glad that you were able to enjoy walking/looking around Tokyo although you family, young ones in particular, felt tired a bit. Thank you so much for your giving me a high rating. Kenji
Kelly TraverUnited States
Kenji was fantastic - we saw everything we were hoping to see in Tokyo and more--and my whole family loved him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kelly, you and your family were wonderful in many ways: cheerful, cooperative, intellectual, broad-minded, and so on. Many thanks for your favorable rating on me. Kenji
We had an anmazing time together with Kenji! He prepared our day in the minimum details, despite the crowds in all the places visited we managed to see the very best of Tokyo! Kenji was polite, enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable. Definitely recommend!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cecilia, our tour on January 2 made it possible for us to enter the Imperial Palace and have a glance at the Imperial family who appeared to greet the people with A Happy New Year. I greatly appreciate your giving me a good rating. kenji
Tamara BrugnerHong Kong
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tamara, thank you so much for your good rating of my tour, which is a great encouragement to me as a tour guide. Kenji
Robert LuntSouth Africa
We had a great day with Kenji in Tokyo. He gave us an excellent overview of the city from a cultural, historical, fashion and culinary perspective. We had a diverse family group of six people which he accommodated and he altered the tour to suit all members of the family. Highly recommended P.S. He even took time out after the tour to help us buy Shinkansen tickets to Kyoto
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Robert and Carina, it was a rather cold but sunny winter day and I enjoyed taking you and your grown-up children around Tokyo. I deeply appreciate your good rating of my tour. Kenji
Marshall BrownUnited States
Michael ConlonUnited Kingdom
Worth every penny! Having limited time and one day off in Tokyo, this was the best way to see the city and what better way than with an experienced and knowledgeable guide. Kenji was full of local information and showed me so much more than I would have seen on my own. I was able to see the important sights and find out so much about the city spending the day with Kenji. I would recommend this tour and Kenji as a guide to anyone I knew visiting or looking for a local and informative guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Michael, I deeply appreciate your favorable comment and best rating on me. You were just the kind of a good traveler whom any tour guide would like to take around. You showed interest in many things and tried to understand Japan. I myself enjoyed spending time with you. Thank you for using me. Kenji
Margaret PassiniUnited States
Mr. Kenji was an awesome guide. He's very personable and a lot of fun to spend the day with. My brother, mother and I had an unforgettable day in Tokyo. Mr. Kenji definitely exceeded our expectations. Thank you so much Mr. Kenji!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Maggie, I have been so much impressed by your remark "definitely exceeded our exprectations." I deeply appreciate your exellent ratng on me. Kenji
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jonathan, thank you so much for your "excellent" rating. Kenji
Elizabeth ChinUnited Kingdom
Fantastic day with Kenji, he accommodated all our requests and replied to emails very quickly. We had a wonderful time, saw so much more than we could have managed to see on our own, he gave us lots of information that enhanced our day, and he has a great sense of humour!!! Highly recommend Kenji.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Elizabeth, Thank you so much for your high praise on my work, which helps me determined to continue acting as a guide. Kenji
Laura MillerUnited States
Great day in Tokyo with Kenji! Convered a LOT of the city! Thanks!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Laura, Nice to hear you could spend a wonderful day in Tokyo and many thanks for giving the best rating to my guiding. Kenji
Kenji showed us all of Tokyo, we would never have been able to cover all the territory on our own! Wonderful day spent viewing the major sites and districts of Tokyo, many thanks Kenji for a memorable day and introduction to your city!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Carol, I am very happy to know that you enjoyed my tour walking around Tokyo by subway. I greatly appreciate your 5-star rating. Thank you, Kenji
Lucinda R.Mackay, QLD, Australia
We have had an amazing day with Kenji discovering all that Tokyo has to offer. What an eclectic city, Kenji was the perfect guide. He shared his indepth knowledge of his city's history and culture but also showed us it's modern face. Kenji picked us up from and delivered us safely to our motel and was great company. Thanks Kenji we have had a day that has created lifetime memories.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Cindy, Thank you so much for your favorable comment on me. I am satisfied that I was able to do something useful for you to understand Tokyo. Kenji
Joel KaplanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Joel, I pleasantly remember those three days I spent with you in the warm early autumn weather: two dys in Tokyo and one day in Kamakura. Thank you so much for providing me with such a nice opportunity. Kenji
Lucy MolloyUnited States
Kenji was the perfect guide for our day in Tokyo. We were able to see all the major sites and learn their historical contexts. Kenji was able to accommodate our requests and work with any pace. Very enjoyable, knowledgable, and an absolute pleasure to spend the day with.
John RehlUnited States
Booked Kenji for a Tokyo tour, without fish market & no interest in shopping. He met us promptly at our hotel and started off on subway system. He is very kind and knowledgeable when asked about history and/or specifics of sights. He also helped us with our bullet train ticket for the following day. Would book him again, just request he proactively provide as much information as possible.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the suggestions you made with regard to the tour I did for you on September 30th, 2015. And, sorry for a delay in answering. You correctly pointed out my weaknesses - not give an overview of the day's tour, and not proactively provide as much information as possible. I will try my best to take your suggestions into consideration for my future tours.
Jim HigginsUnited States
Kenji was awesome! He met us at our hotel promptly, gave us some great insight into Tokyo and didn't waste anytime. He has tons of energy and really gave us a great overview of the city. He even helped us buy our train tickets for our trip the following day to Kyoto. He is great! Thanks Kenji!
Steven MillerUnited States
Kenji took us on a great tour of Tokyo. We walked all over his city and experienced a great deal. Kenji is highly recommended
Tobbie WellsUnited States
Great day in Tokyo with Kenji. We saw so much and learned so much about Tokyo. We walked and saw a good portion of the City. I highly recommend Kenji! We will use him again when we return with our children!!
Fantastic. What a great person and a great tour
Lisa Sheppardprinceton jct, NEW JERSEY, United States
Very knowledgible guide. Unfortunately it poured rain. Had a delightful chat over drinks at the local pub.
Douglas SakuraiUnited States
The whole family had a great time and we learned a lot. Highly recommended.
Kinji was a very nice gentleman and was very well informed about the history and significance of the many things we saw. His English is very good. He was a wonderful guide for the day and I would recommend a day with him as a great way to start your visit to Tokyo.
Michelle McBrideUnited States
Kenji is very knowledgable and we throughly enjoyed our day with him.
Kenji is knowledgeable and energetic, with genuine enthusiasm for showing Japanese culture in Tokyo. We had a lovely day, and parted as good friends. Highly recommended!
Gregory BeauvaisUnited States
Had a wonderful day with Kenji. He was at hotel right on time and we covered a tremendous amount of the city in one day. We asked to change the itinerary a bit and Kenji was more than accommodating. We all stopped for a delicious lunch,,,,an out of the way place that was great. Kenji took us back to the hotel at the end of the day, even though we told him we thought we could get back on our own. Both my wife and I were exhausted at the end of the day. We have a new appreciation for Japan.e
Robert KryderDC, United States
Kenji was very accommodating of my schedule changes and showed me all of the Tokyo sights in a short amount of time. I highly recommend him for a Tokyo tour.
Jeffrey H.United States
We spent our first full day in Tokyo on our honeymoon with Kenji and we are so glad we did! He gave us an overview of the city, took us to the most important sights, explained so much of the history and culture, and showed us how to navigate the tangled web of subways. He even went out of his way to help us find the right place to exchange our JR Rail passes. Really one of the nicest guides we've ever experienced. And we definitely recommend his ramen stop for lunch in Asakusa! Thanks, Kenji!
Rosemary M.United States
Kenji was fantastic! He was our guide for 6 of us for 2 days in Tokyo. He worked out a custom itinerary for us according to the places we wanted to see & the things we wanted to do. He was great at explaining information in absolutely excellent English. He met us at the cruise dock the 1st day, & led us to our hotel at tour's end. On the 2nd morning, he met us at our hotel, & later accompanied us all the way back to the Harumi cruise dock, where we all reluctantly said our goodbyes to our new friend.
Jerry WilsonUnited States
What a pleasure to have Kinji guide us through Tokyo. He quickly adapted to customize the day to our recommendations. He is knowledgeable and made the day a special memory. We felt a special relationship with him by the end of the day. His English is excellent and he has a solid grasp of world events. We highly recommend him and would definitely use him again.
Ethem DivanovicSouth Africa
Unforgettable experience during this 2 days tour. Kenji is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic host. Would highly recommend this tour with Kenji
Barbara DeaneUnited States
Kenji was very interesting and took us on a wonderful, day-long walking trip around Tokyo. We really enjoyed the additional historical information he gave us and was very kind.
Mary-Lou G.United States
My husband and I are so pleased we selected Kenji for a customized tour of Tokyo on our first day there. Before we set out, he presented us with helpful laminated maps while we tweaked the itinerary. We appreciated his delightful sense of humor and vast historical/cultural knowledge. He graciously helped us validate our JR passes and thoughtfully found the perfect totally vegan lunch for me (without dashi, about which he alerted me). It was like seeing this marvelous city with a friend. Thanks, Kenji-san!
Using a local guide is a great way to see a city. Kenjii was a great guide with excellent English and catered to our must sees for Tokyo. We learnt a lot about japanese religion, culture and customs. Thanks Kenjii.
Barry G.United States
Kenji was very well prepared and gave us a wonderful tour of Tokyo's famous sites. It was a wonderful day and he was extremely knowledgeable and kind.
Lisa FujiiUnited States
Thank you Kenji-san for a wonderful day! We truly appreciated your ability to keep us on a schedule with all of our shopping needs. The tour of the Tsukiji Market was great! I've never seen anything like it! Hopefully, we will be back again soon and will see you! Until then, have some sake for me!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lisa and David, It was so nice a day for me to be with your whole family in Tokyo. I am deeply apprecative of whiskeys of Nikka Taketsuru. Kenji
Alan W.United Kingdom
Kenji was a first class guide! He helped us see as much as we possibly could in our day and a half in Tokyo. He answered all our questions and accommodated all our requests. He is patient, has a lovely sense of humour and can walk fast! Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Alan and Ann, I appreciate your favorable comments on me, which encourage me to keep on doing this job. I remember vividly that refreshing afternoon when we first met and could see the whole city of Tokyo from Odaiba Island. Thank you, Kenji
David S.United Kingdom
We spent a great day with Kenji on our short trip to Tokyo. All the major sights were covered with Kenji's standard, very informative itinerary. We certainly wouldn't have been able to make the most of our short visit without his expertise. Kenji was an absolute gentleman and we would thoroughly recommend his tour to anyone.
Sofía Matarranz EscuderoSpain
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sofia-san, Many thanks for an excellent rating. Say hello to Santiago and Andres. Kenji
George WernerUnited States
Kenji was my guide in Tokyo. He is very personable and knowledgeable on the spots we visited. He also brought some articles/pictures with him that helped highlight the spots we visited. Before we started he spent a little time reviewing the itinerary to ensure we were aligned. Due to my schedule I had requested some changes which he was more than happy to accommodate. His English is good and he is well traveled so conversation was easy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello George-san, I clearly remember seeing you at a hotel in Ginza, when you charmingly greeted me with a smile. How did you like the Tokyo Marathon? Were you able to show real ability? I hope you were. Thank you so much for giving me a good rating. Kenji
Joseph MongelliUnited States
Kenji worked very hard to make sure my tour covered all that I asked for. He spoke English very well and was very personable. I recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your favorable comments on me.
Kenji designed a two day itinery for us in December. Our requests ranged from Temples and fish market for the parents to electonics, manga and Harajuku fashion for our daughters. Kenji put it all together in a way that provided balance. I have been to Tokyo about 50 times over 25 years and these were the most interesting two days I have ever experienced. Kenji showed us such variety and introduced us to things and places we would never have found. Thanks very much Kenji-san.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Philip-san, I am very happy to hear that you were able to enjoy Kamakura and Tokyo at the very end of December. Also, thank you so much for your rating of 5 stars, which is great encouragement to me as a guide. Say hello to your wife and daughters. Kenji
Federico LauretiUnited States
Kenji was very patient, and even though it rained all day he took us to see all the most important sites in Tokyo. Highly recommend Kenji.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Federico, you and your partner were so knowledgeable about Japanese history and culture that what I needed to do was just to take you to the places of interest in Tokyo. You were nice travelers. I am sure you enjoyed visiting many cities in Japan. Thanks. Kenji
John McKibbenUnited States
Kenji was a great guide for our first day into Tokyo. Very patient and flexible, and my two teenage boys really enjoyed having him as our guide. After seeing some sights, my younger son wanted to visit Akihabra and Pokemon Center...and Kenji was very accommodating. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello John, Thank you so much for giving me a high rating. I am pleased to know your lovely sons liked the way I did as a guide. I enjoyed being with you and your family, too. Kenji
Leslie SeawrightUnited States
Kenji was a wonderful guide. We spent 8 hours with him and saw everything we wished to see and more. Along with the tour itinerary, he also picked us up at the train station, showed us our hotel, and then ended the tour at our choice of location. I highly recommend using him for a tour. The next time I am in Japan, I will contact him again. Oh, and he knows THE BEST spot for lunch.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Leslie, I am very glad to know that you were able to enjoy my tour around Tokyo. It was a fantastic experence for me to receive you at a platform of Tokyo Station. You and your friends, Mark and Emy, were all good travelers a guide should find it wortwhile to take around. Thank you for giving me such a wonderful opportunity to be with you in Tokyo. Kenji
Vikki BarnoUnited States
Kenji is an amazingly knowledgeable, patient, helpful, and friendly tour guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour of Tokyo with Kenji, and highly recommend him to anyone visiting Tokyo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Vikki, Thank you so much for getting me top rating. I am pleased to know that you and Julio were able to enjoy the Tokyo tour. Kenji
Jim deMarkUnited States
Kenji was a great tour guide, very personable, knowledgeable and fun to tour with. Showed us everything we requested to see and took us to great Japanese lunch place. Answered all of our questions and was very accomodating. We could not have asked for more and so thank you to Kenji. Would highly recommend him to anyone wanting this same tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jim and Diane, Thank you so much for your favorable comment, which is more than I deserve but greatly encourages me to continue working as a guide. I hope you will have a good time in Southeast Asia. Kenji
James SpruengliUnited States
Kenji-San is an excellent guide and honestly, the best part of my trip to Japan. He knows his way around and is knowledgeable about pretty much everything we asked about. More importantly, he is great company! My fiancee and I are so happy to have met Kenji-san and to have him share his culture with us. He is a great guy with a big heart and great sense of humor! Arigato Gozaimasu Kenji-San! We hope to see you again soon for more adventures! - James & Cherie
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi James-san, I happily remember spending two days with you in Tokyo. You were so close to me that it seemed as if you were my younger brother or my son. Thank you for providing me with such a heartwarming occasion. Please say hello to Cherie-san. Kenji
Zachary BodineUnited States
Kenji was top to bottom awesome. We were able to see many different areas of Tokyo, and would have been lost without his direction. I'd certainly recommend him for people visiting, and would suggest the tour early in your trip as it can assist you with a sense of direction and getting around. He was very knowledgeable, and well versed in the history behind the places he took you. He also seems inclined to learn more, seeking out answers to anything he did not immediately know.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Zack, Many thanks for praising me so much, which really makes me feel encouraged to keep on ding a guide. I also feel relieved to hear that you were able to become familiar with and enjoy Tokyo. Kenji
Tricia FoxUnited States
Helpful, flexible, responsive to our needs.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. Kenji
Tricia FoxUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. Kenji
Chathuri JayasooriyaSri Lanka
Kenji-san was an EXCELLENT guide, very helpful & accommodating, and he gave us the maximum within 1.5 days. He was not at all reluctant to spend several additional hours too and was very obliging even when we had to add a couple of places that was not included in the itinerary. And he never gave up till he found one gift I wanted! Thank you SO much Kenki-san, it was truly an unforgettable tour in Tokyo! Tx for being considerate of my father too. So happy to be your 1st Sri Lankan tourists :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Chathuri-san, I am very glad to know that you and your father were able to enjoy walking and looking around Tokyo with me. It was my pleasure to get an opportunity to have you understand Tokyo, Japanese culture and the Japanese. Please say hello to Gamini-san. Thank you. Kenji
Patrick McNameeUnited States
Kenji was an outstanding guide. Friendly, knowledgeable, helpful,and very conversant in English. He made our tour memorable and enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Patrick and Dionne, I had a very good time with your family of three. Thank you again for the expensive shabu-shabu lunch. Also thanks a lot for your top rating of my tour. Kenji
Obaid Al SuwaidiUnited Arab Emirates
Kenji was an amazing tour guide. We changed our tour he was very patient with us guided us through all the places we wanted to visit. He was an amazing your guide full of humor and energy. Thank you kenji
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sarah, Thanks a lot for praising me for guiding you. You were so fun that I very much enjoyed the tour myself as well. You and your husband are a good couple. Have a happy life together! Kenji
Patricia VileUnited States
Kenji is a knowledgable, kind man who lovingly introduced us to Tokyo. My partner was experiencing back and hip pain before we traveled to Japan. Kenji tailored the pace of the trip and activities to what we could physically accomplish. After our 2 days of touring together, we felt we learned about Japanese and Tokyo history, culture, food and politics. We highly recommend Kenji
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Patty, I was so happy spending two days with you and Herby in Tokyo. Thank you very much for giving me a good rating, which surely helps encourage me to continue working as a guide for foreigners who show interest in knowing and understanding much about Japan and the Japanese. Kenji
Mark GoodgeUnited Kingdom
Kenji is a lovely man and a great guide. Being delayed in meeting him, Kenji waited for us to arrive far longer than we ever expected. We visited what we could in the rest of the day and Kenji was very informative about each area. It was so hot that we would easily have sat in the shade and wasted the day but with Kenji guiding we got the best out it. We had great fun with Kenji at the Sumida River fireworks festival and we can't recommend him highly enough. Hope to share a Kirin with you again Kenji!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your wonderful comment being in favor of me. Certainly, I shared an unforgettable time with you, your attractive wife and three promising young sons when we watched the Sumida River fireworks display in that hot summer evening! Kenji
Thank you, Kenji, for an enjoyable day. We enjoyed your choice of places to see and appreciated your knowledge of the city, culture and history. Our only regret was the heat of the day which is, of course, beyond control. We will recommend you to our friends who will be visiting from Australia soon. Kind regards, John and Judith
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Judith, I really appreciate your giving me a good rating. Yes, it was an extremely hot and humid day. I was relieved to see that you endured it anyway. I will report to you about how the feng shui tradition has affected Japan's Buddhist and Shinto buildings. Enjoy Ireland. Kenji
Hugh BellarsUnited Kingdom
A great day, full of amazing contrasts. The highlight was the fish market, but the shrines and manga stores were equally fascinating in their own way. Kenji looked after us perfectly, making sure that we didn't push ourselves too hard on a very hot, humid day. Overall an excellent day for a family of four to orient themselves in Tokyo and get used to the public transport system.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Hugh, I am pleased to know that this tour helped your family to orient themselves in Tokyo and Japan. I appreciate your giving me a high rating, which certainly encourages me to continue guiding foreign tourists. Thank you. Kenji
We spent two days with Kenji exploring Tokyo's famous sites. Kenji is very fit and active but he was able to modify our tours to cater for a slower pace. He was flexible and listened to our needs. We felt comfortable and well looked after at all times. We felt privileged to share his insights on Japanese culture. His explanations deepened our understanding so we felt we had had an authentic Japanese experience. We would not hesitate to recommend him as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lyn, What a pleasant and polished style of language! I am very glad to know that you could meaningfully spend those two days with me. I really appreciate your rating of excellent. Say hello to Laura. Kenji
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lyn, Thanks a lot for your excellent rating. Kenji
Donald DeathUnited States
A delightful day. Covered many interesting locations and gained a small insight into Tokyo and Japan. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Don, I had a very good time showing you around Tokyo. Many thanks for your high rating. I am sure you are now enjoying a cruise around Japan, visiting many cities with different cultures and traditions. Nice to see you. Kenji
Howard FoxUnited Kingdom
An excellent day..with a top rated guide....
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Howard, I also had an excellent day with you on that rainy day. You are a person with great sense of humour. I really enjoyed walking around Tokyo with you. Thanks a lot. Kenji
Mary S.United States
Kenji was very responsive, thoughtful, knowledgable and fun! In spite of the rain, we had a fabulous experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mary, Unfortunately we had to look around the tourist attractions in Tokyo in such a heavy rain. The rainy season had just started in Tokyo area a few days ago! I regret that I had to make you and Barbara climb up to the top of the hill at Rikugien Gardens in spite of flooded steps. Usually, that top commands a superb view. Thanks a lot for giving me a 5-star rating. Kenji
Very prompt, very fit! Excellent tour.
What an amazing tour. We are so pleased that we decided to do this and Kenji was a fantastic guide. We arrived in Tokyo that morning and there is no way we could have seen and done as many things and got around Tokyo so easily without Kenji. We would highly recommend a tour like this as a starting point in Tokyo to ease you into the organised madness of the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Lisa, I am very glad to know that you enjoyed my tour in Tokyo on that rainy day in spring. I believe you and Andrew had a good time visiting many other places in Japan. Thanks a lot. Kenji
Our 3 days with Kenjii allowed us to see all the most important sites of Tokyo. We used the public transportation system to the max to make the most of our time including one day to Hakone-Mt Fuji. If he could have parted the clouds for us, he would have: he is so dedicated to giving his clients the best experience. We have already recommended him to fellow travelers we met at the hotel. He is a great man and tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Louise, I had a very good time taking you and Andre around Tokyo and Hakone. It was educational for me as well. Both of you taught me a lot. However, it was highly regrettable that Mt. Fuji never appeared herself on that day. Please visit Japan again in the near future. Thanks a lot. Kenji
My family just had a tour with kanji ,we had such a good time can not do it with out him we saw so many places learn a lot about history of tokyo. Thank you so much kanji for your patience ,highly recommend for the tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Noi, I was very happy to have successfuly taken your family around Tokyo in such a great hurry by subway. I enjoyed it very much. Say hello to Mark, Nat, Ivy, Mat and Jane. And one more, to Oliver. Thanks a lot. Kenji
Steven MeierUnited States
very enjoyable and informative day. thank you
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Steven and Susan, Many thanks for your high score on me. I am very pleased to learn you enjoyed walking around Tokyo with me. Kenji
Mike GuileUnited States
awesome guide and very good at teaching us history. very flexible. Had a great time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mike and Karen, I am very pleased to hear that you had a great time with me in Tokyo. I really appreciate your giving me a good rating. Kenji
Michael CooperUnited States
We spent a wonderful day with Kenji. He is knowledgeable and gracious and unstinting with his time. He made a special effort to tailor the tour to our interests, and we especially enjoyed a last minute change in itinerary to allow us to see a tremendous cherry blossom viewing location. Besides viewing many beautiful sights, we also gained many insights into Japanese culture from Kenji-san's interesting comments. We highly recommend this tour. Michael and Monica
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michael and Monica, I highly apprecate your favorable comments on my tour. You were very lucky to enjoy cherry blossoms in full bloom. Thanks. Kenji
Kanji is great. Knows Tokyo very well and communicates excellent. Very patient with kids. Just take note that there is a LOT of walking. Some older people not used to walking long distances might have difficulties
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marlowe, I had a very good time showing you around Tokyo. Your group consisted of three generations, whose interest in what to see was different from one generation to another. I do not think I could meet all of their preferences. However, I have got a good rating from you. I appreciate it very much. Kenji
Gina R.United States
We enjoyed our time with Kenji-san. He is tireless and patient. He also helped us exchange our JR pass and showed us how to use the Shinkansen. He showed us as much of Tokyo as he could within the one day tour and he didn't even mind putting in the extra time. We also enjoyed our trip to Nikko with Kenji-san. We will recommend him to family and friends!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Art-san, I appreciate your giving a good evaluation on my tours. I had a good time being with you and your family in Tokyo and Nikko. I believe you could enjoy cherry blossoms in Tokyo after your return fr0m Kyoto. Thanks a lot. Kenji
Connie GonzalezUnited States
Kenji was a wonderful guide in Tokyo, who quickly picked up on the things everyone in our group was interested in seeing and made sure to point them out as we went around town. He was quite willing to adjust the tour to what we wanted to see. I also enjoyed that we covered many parts of the city so after two days I really felt like we had seen Tokyo. He also did a great job of mixing visits to new and old sites, so we got a true taste of the city. I would recommend him for your visit to Tokyo!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Connie, Many thanks for givng me an opportunity to take you around Tokyo for two days. I am really happy to know that your family group of four all seemed to have a good time being with me. Please come again to see Japan in spring or fall when Japan becomes more lively and beautiful. See you! Kenji
Kenji-San was great, We were very grateful for his time, effort and knowledge which he passed on to us throughout the tour. He related well to our children and adapted the tour to meet our groups needs. He was more than willing to help us and ensure we were well prepared for the rest of our stay in Japan. The tour of Hakone was fantastic and we were very lucky to see the shy lady (Mt Fuji) in all her grandeur and would highly recommend the tour to all our family and friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Melanie-san, I really appreciate your very favorable comment on me. I am so happy to know that you all enjoyed the Hakone tour yesterday. Fortunately, we could view Mt. Fuji clearly all through the day due to good weather. That was wonderfull indeed. The children were all lovely and cheerful. Give my regards to Ian. Thanks a lot. Kenji
Bruce FlemingUnited States
Kenji knew his history very well and explained Shinto and took us to several interesting shrines. The fish market is mind boggling and not to be missed. We lunched at one of the best and oldest noodle shops in Tokyo. We saw and learned an enormous amount in one day thanks to Kenji. Hint: Do a little research in advance so you have some ideas of what you want to see.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Bruce, I recall with a happy memory the chilly but sunny morning when I met you and Karen at a Ryokan, Japanese traditional inn, located just in front of Narita-san Shinshoji Buddhist Temple. I am glad to know that you learned something about Shinto, Japan's indigenous religion. Many thanks for your good rating on me. Kenji
Good knowledge,very accommodating,very friendly,knows city and subways very well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Raj, It was nice to see you, your wife Sandy and your sister Gita in Tokyo. I think you all enjoyed visiting New Delhi to spend many happy days with your relatives there. Thanks a lot for your favorable rating. Kenji
Steven GreenspanUnited States
Kenji is a wonderful guide! He squeezed so much into one day for a highlights tour of Tokyo (wholesale fish market, retail market, several temples and shrines plus time for lunch). After 6+ hours together, we were worn out and ended our wonderful day, even though Kenji had lots of energy left and wanted to take us to Takeshita Street in Harajuku (where we were planning to visit the next day). Kenji speaks English very fluently and was a pleasure to be with. 5/5 stars! Highly recommended! Jill Greenspan
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jill, Thank you so much for your undeservedly favorable comment on me, which undoubtedly has encouraged me to keep on doing a guide for visitors from abroad. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed walking around Tokyo with me. Give my best regards to Steven and your three lovely children - Joshua, Arielle and Claudia. Thank you. Kenji
William (Bill) LetendreUnited States
Very informative and friendly. He came to my hotel to pick me up and assisted me with my return to my hotel. He was knowledgeable and very accommodating all day long. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants an in depth personal tour of the city of Tokyo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bill, Thank you so much for your faorable comment on me. You are a true gentleman. I had a very good time looking around Tokyo with you. Kenji
Ben MaUnited States
Kanji is a polite and professional tour guy, we had a great time with him, he is attentive, and flexible to our request, and went extra miles to make sure we are happy with his service. We learned a lot of Japanese history and culture with this tour, and appreciate very much what Kenji has done for us, thank you, Kenji.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ben-san, I am very happy to hear that you had a good time with me in Tokyo. Fortunately, we could enjoy a whole view of the snow-covered, cone-shaped and beautiful Mt. Fuji just in front of it from Gotenba. That was great indeed! I was amazed to know your young son Andrew had known everything about Mt. Fuji. I believe staying in Japan, including Kyoto/Nara and Hiroshima, helped him to satisfy his desire for history and geography. Thank you so much. Kenji
Kenji was super we enjoy our time in Tokyo very much.And learn a lots from him also.
Stephen Fairs-HallCayman Islands
Kenji is the epitome of a Japanese gentleman. His extensive knowledge coupled with excellent English and a very deceptive turn of speed plus a very good sense of humour made this trip to Tokyo very memorable indeed. We saw so many things (and were given all the time we wnted at each one) but two days is not enough. Next time Kenji san it will be a week...that is if we can keep up!!
Leslie HerrigUnited States
Kenji was a very accommodating guide who assisting me in seeing the most of Tokyo in a short amount of time. I definitely couldn't have seen so much or knew where to go back to without him. It was nice to not have to worry about getting lost and to learn how to that the subway for later adventures on my own. At the end, he went above and beyond and assisted me in getting to a Harley Davidson shop. I would recommend Kenji as a Tokyo guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Leslie, I enjoyed very much showing you around Tokyo for two days. The Harry Davidson's experience was particularly memorable. Thank you so much for your favorable comment on me. Kenji
Kenji did a fantastic customisation for my needs by incorporating a bit of crafts, culture and cuisine into the tour. He was patient in dealing with my queries and offered a good overview and insight into Tokyo - its people and ways of living. Having such a guide who always took care of your needs and gave you space to take into the sights and sounds was marvellous for me. Kudos for a great job, Kenji!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Noel-san, Thank you so much for your favorable comment on my guiding. I really appreciate it. It spurs me to keep on acting as a guide. You were knowledgeable about the history and culture of Japan and I learned a lot from you. Kenji
Kenji was an awesome guide and tailored his tour according to our interests. He taught us how to use the complex subway. It was the best use of our short time in Tokyo without having to get lost too often. We enjoyed and insights into every day Japanese life. He went beyond the call of duty after a long day of touring just to make sure that we had the right directions to a shrine we were hoping to visit by ourselves. We will have fond memories of Tokyo because of him. Thank you so much Kenji!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Helen, I am so glad to hear you had a good time in discovering some of the important aspects of Tokyo. Your questions tended to be so smart or thoughtful that I am afraid I could not amswer some of them properly. However, I very much enjoyed conversation with you. Thank you. Kenji
Very good historical knowledge. Extraordinary flexibility since we had to chamge schedule a bit. Very personal touch and always good for a joke. We enjoyed our tour much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Daniele, I also enjoyed touring with you. Your careful attention to my efforts to explain Japanese culture and character helped me to think about continuing my job of tour guide. Thank you for your indirect support. Kenji
Glenn MarshallUnited States
Kenji was energetic, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to be with. His selection for lunch was excellent, as well sights presented with care and understanding.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Glenn, I very much apprecite your favorable comments on me. Thank you so much. Kenji
Good guide, knowledgeable and pleasant. Good choice of sites to visit. Good English.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Duane, Thank you so much for your positive comment on me. Your and Maureen's insight into Canadian character in comparison with that of Americans was very educational and impressive. Thank you. Kenji
Yeap Khoon SaikMalaysia
Its a real joy to be with Kenji-san, especially touring together and so well looked after during our day trip. Kenji-san thanks so much for the memories together and I well surely treasure them and sorely missed your company.Hoping we can have another time together again. Bye and all the best to you and family. Yeap
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Yeap-san, Many many thanks for your positive comments on me. I surely would like to see you again in either Japan or Malaysia. Kenji
Mark FedermanUnited States
Kenji went above and beyond to make sure we got to do and see everything we had wanted. He is very intelligent and has a good grasp of the historical facts and of current events. And though we are about the same age his energy level put ours to shame. What more could you ask for in a guide?
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mark, Thank you so much for your exeptionally good comment on me. I very much enjoyed being with you, who have clear-cut and profound wisdom about human beings. I hope you will have a good time visiting many didderent places across Japan. I will place an order online for your book. Thank you. Kenji
We had a great day with Kenji. We learned a lot about Tokyo and Japanese culture. We had lunch at a traditonal Soba-restaurant, very good! Kenji was knowledgeable, very friendly and polite. Thank You!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Tore, I highly appreciate your favorable reaction to my tour. I very much enjoyed being with you and Jane. Thank you. Kenji
I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Japan. Kenji listened to what we wanted to do and incorporated that into a logical day out. He found an amazing Yakitori restaurant for us when dietary requirements could have made things difficult. We probably tried to pack too much into our day, as we felt constantly on the move, but that is the nature of Tokyo where there's so much to do and it's often so spread out. So useful to have a guide though, to get through the train stations easily without wasting time :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Suzanne, I am very glad to know that you enjoyed your tour in Tokyo. I feel honored and privileged to be a guide. Thank you. Kenji
Thoroughly enjoyed our day with Kenji (despite the extraordinarly hot weather), just enough information to keep us informed and interested instead of overloaded with facts. A tempting introduction to Japan and only makes us want to return for longer.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mandy, I am very glad to know that you and Mal(Malcolum)enjoyed being with me in Tokyo. I also appreciate your positive comment on the way I guided. I believe you (have) had a good time meeting your son in Germany. Thank you. Kenji
Chad ShumwayUnited States
A great time in Tokyo thanks to Kenji! He tailored my tour better than my expectations. Covered a lot of Tokyo in 8 hours. Kenji has a lot of energy and knows Tokyo and it's history very well. During the tour I was able to ask cultural and political questions. He navigated me deftly through the subways. Very informative in ways a bus tour could not have been. I told Kenji I could do a fast pace and we did! Excellent service I would do again and recommend to my friends. Amazing day! Thanks Kenji and TBL!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Chad, Many thanks for your best rating for what I did for you in Tokyo, which surely encourages me to continue being a guide for foreign visitors. Thank you so much. Kenji
Eray ErdoganUnited States
Kenji is a great guide! I had the pleasure of taking a 2 day tour with Kenji and it was great. He customized the tour according to my wishes and everything was perfectly organized. He even made reservations for the restaurants I wanted to book before I even touched down in Tokyo. He has a great personality and he will try to help what ever you'll need inTokyo. Thank you so much, Kenji!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Eray, It was terribly hot and humid on those two days, but you showed great and active inerest in what you saw in Tokyo, which very much encouraged me to keep going. Thank you so much. As for the number of beads for a Buddhist rosary, I counted the three rosaries I and my wife own at home. The number was 36, 27 and 54. 36 is one third of 108 worldly sins, 27 is one fourth, and 54 is one half, indicating there are several variations in number. Thank you. Kenji
Andrei MelnikUnited States
Kenji-san is a great guide! He is very knowledgeable, energetic and enthusiastic! He customized the tour according to our wishes and everything was organized very well. Very friendly, great personality. We enjoyed the day and had a wonderful tour of Tokyo. Highly recommended! Thank you, Kenji-san!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Andrei-san, Thank you so much for your favorable reaction to my tour. I am sure the cheerful character of both of you(Andrei and Anna)helped me to create and finish a successful tour on that day. I enjoyed it very much. Thank you. Kenji
Very knowledgable about sites and history. Eager to explain customs and ensure you felt included. Took very good care of us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: David, I very much appreciate your positive comment on me. I surely had a good time being with you and Kathy. Please enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. Kenji
Jim PalmquistUnited States
It's hard to believe, but the 2nd day of our tour was even better than the first. Kenji is a true historian about Tokyo; we enjoyed calling him our "Sensi". The only thing he could not find was a glass of Pepsi--an inside joke---PLEASE, if anyone is looking for a first rate tour of Tokyo, Kenji is THE MAN....His choice of sites as well as his knowledge of them was fantastic, and I am now proud to think of him as a brother...Thanks for making him available. Any other guide will be hard to be as good. J
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jim, thank you very much again for your positive comment. I will provide you with my opinion on the historical relationship between China/South Korea and Japan. Kenji
Jim PalmquistUnited States
Kenji is absolutely fantastic!!! He arrived early, and gave us an unbelievably great tour of Tokyo. There are no complaints. WOW!!!! The tour was informational, thorough, and completely well done. We would gladly recommend him (and the operation) to anyone. We saw other tour groups and clearly, they were not able to enjoy as thorough and well developed a program as we did. Thanks so very much!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Jim, I really appreciate your favorable comment that is more than I deserve. You and your wife were the wonderful travellers for me to walk around Tokyo together. Both of you were so nice in terms of human nature. Thank you very much for using me as a guide. Kenji
Don F.Port Melbourne, Australia
Touring with Kenji was great - all the areas of Tokyo as promised (though we deleted some!) and all sorts of insights into quirky parts of the city we would not have found ourselves. He was always so polite, knowledgeable and a joy to be with. And of course, getting us onto the airport train with plenty of time to spare, even though that must have taken him out of his way. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Don, It is nice to hear you and your wife, Anne, enjoyed the tour in Tokyo. I remember with great pleasure that you gave me a wonderful opportunity of spending time together looking around the historic and modern aspects of Tokyo. Thank you so much for your positive comment on me. Kenji
Daniel van CauterenBelgium
An elderly person, but full of energy and enthousiasn, Kenji has shown us around Tokyo in a way that corresponded perfectly with our wishes. He listens to understand what you are interested in, organizes the visits in a perfect manner and iven that he has travelled a lot himself gives him a view on the world. We cery very satisfied with his intervention.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Daniel-san, I greatly appreciate your words of praise, which encourage me to continue being a guide. I do hope your wife has now recovered from jet lag and you two will enjoy the rest of your journey in Japan. Thank you. Kenji
The tour was excellent. Kenji was a very courteous and helpful guide. He provided both a history of the country and sites visited as well as showing how to get around Tokyo and use the subway. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mark, sorry for a delay in answering to you. Thank you so much for your positive comment on me and my tour, which is a good incentive for my continuing to be a guide. Kenji
Rachel HallUnited Kingdom
Not a terribly knowledgable tour guide I am afraid. To be fair he was not helped by pouring rain but we didn't seem to see very much other than a shrine which was nice. We were told it is not possible to enter the imperial palace grounds but I am not sure this is correct? A lot of travelling on trains and walking in the rain.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I met you and other 3 adults at Narita Airport and we took a train for Tokyo Station, where you all stored the baggage. Then we visited Imperial Palace and Meiji Shinto Shrine in the rain. My explanation about entering the palace was too short. It is possible for you to enter it by booking the guided tour beforehand. After having late lunch, we went back to Tokyo Station and your group left for Kyoto. I would like to value your negative comment and make efforts to create better tour for future travelers.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: This review was brought up to Kenji's guide manager and Kenji himself, who was shocked with this review, he believes he did his best to accommodate the 4 customers in the tour needs. Kenji and his guide manager are working on a plan to avoid comments like the ones above.
Jennifer MillerUnited States
Kenji was a wonderful guide! We emailed ahead of time and he customized the trip to my interests. He was knowledgeable about the history of the area and sites we visited. He was open to all my questions about day-to-day aspects of Japanese life and culture. We had time for a chance to relax with a cocktail at the end of the tour and I would encourage anyone booking any tour to allow some downtime. It's a busy day and nice to have a chance to relax and talk to really get the feel for a new place.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jennifer, I remember vividly that you appeared on time at the exit of Keisei Ueno Station from Narita City where you were staying. Yes, I enjoyed very much talking with you over cups of shochu, Japanese distilled beverage. Thank you so much for giving me a wonderful and unforgettable time. Kenji
Ray CampbellUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ray, Thank you for your favorable rating. I hope you will live a happy life with your lovely wife. Kenji I.
We met Kenji and he took us everywhere, he is very strong to go up and down subway stairs and full of interesting information about the different areas. It was well worth it, we ate Sashimi at the fish market, had lunch and snacks and other places and had a couple of beers somewhere near Shibuya. What a fantastic day Thanks Kenji!!!!
Kenji San was very knowledgeable and took us around all the landmarks in Tokyo. He was very professional and printed powerpoint copies of our agenda for the day. He answered all of our queries and attended to all our requests and was very patient with some of the sideline shopping we added to the tour. He was friendly, accommodating and extremely helpful. He followed up with email on the next day's weather which was really nice.. Thanks you Kenji San. We would recommend Kenji for Tokyo tours .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Vijay-san, Thank you so much for your nice comments on what I did for you, Rema, Ramesh and Valsa. I am really glad to know that you all enjoyed the tour in Tokyo. I am satisfied that I could do something important in improving your knowledge about Japan and the Japanese people. Thank you again for using me as a guide. Kenji
Kenji was knowledgeable and patient with us. We asked him to pick a fien traditional Jpanaese restaurant and we absolutely loved his choice. Thank you for a great tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Albert-san, Thank you so much for giving my tour a favorable rating. I am glad that you seems to have enjoyed Tokyo with your family. Wives do not walk three steps behind their husbands anymore in Japan. That good custom would never come again, to my regret. I do hope that your career with TDK will be more fruitful in the future. Say hello to Janney(or Jenny) and Joshua! Kenji
Allister YeeNew Zealand
Kenji has a great pleasure of being a tour guide. He suggested many things to do as to get the best out of your day. He has a sense of humor and is fun to be around. I high recommend Kenji as a tour guide that can think and stop quickly to change your options just like that when you need to. Shopping, sightseeing, eating, entertainment is not a problem. A++++ Regards Allister New Zealand.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Allister, Thank you so much for your favorable comment. I am happy that you enjoyed being with me in Tokyo. Shinjuku, Shibuya and Omote-sando for shopping, Akihabara for seeing Otaku: Japanese geeks, Ginza for eating and shopping. I had fun, too. I look forward to guiding you again in the future. Kenji
Keith NiskalaUnited States
For a one day stopover in Tokyo, it gave us a very good snapshot of the city to things we would not have known how to get to. Kenji is a very personable, knowledgeable local who has lived there for years and thus knew all the ins/outs to serve as a great guide. One rather funny thing was I asked about snow in Tokyo and he told us it seldom snows and when it does it's maybe a couple centimeters and melts within a couple hours. The day after our tour, our flight was delayed 6 hours because of 15cm snow.
Hi Kenji-san, On behalf of my family, I sincerely would like to thank you for all the time you spent with us during our four days in Japan. We really appreciated it. My parents found their 'best friend' in you; Myself and my sister found our 'dad' in you. I believed that the black egg you bought for us in Owakudani would not only add seven years of our life but much much more than that. I wish you and your family good health. Please take care till we meet again. Thanks, Victor.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Victor-san, I am relieved to know that you all returned safely. Also I am glad that I could guide you safely both in the Fuji-Hakone national park and Tokyo. You and your family members were so excellent in appreciating the beauty of Japan's autumn leaves and of Mt.Fuji covered with snow. It was mysteriously beautiful to watch through the hotel windows white and thin clouds hanging over the hills in the early morning after the storms on the night before. Thank you so much for using me again. Kenji
Barry SaywitzUnited States
Kenji is a great guide, kindly man and well instructed. He is a japanase gentelman. On next visits we will hire his services again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Javier, Thank you for the compliments on my services. It was a rainy day and you and your friends had to carry and use umbrellas to visit many tourist attractions in Tokyo. That was too bad. Let's enjoy Tokyo and its vicinity on a nice day, next time! Kenji
Steven KriderUnited States
I had the most amazing time in Tokyo on my tour with Kenji. Kenji customized my tour to meet my requests. Along the tour he was flexible to my needs and patient as I stopped repeatedly to look and take pictures or just wander off into a shop. This is the easy part of being a good tour guide. Kenji is exceeds this by far. By the end of the tour I would say that Kenji and I are true friends. I was honored to share my time in Tokyo with him. Domo arigatou gozaimasu
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Steve, Thank you for words of praise. I really enjoyed looking around Tokyo with you too. I was particularly interested in finding that foreign visitors like you could have fun with Izakaya tavern and Pachinko pinball machine that are naitive to Japan. Thank you for providing me with this special occasion. Kenji
A quite wonderful and special day I will never forget : I cannot thank you enough Kenji. I hope we might stay friends for many a year to come. This day was a spontaneous plan on my behalf and thankfully Kenji was able to accommodate me.We had an amazing day, Kenji was completely flexible with our itinerary and took me to lunch at a restaurant of my choosing that I had wanted to go to knowing that it may take longer than usual...A fantastic day of humour and knowledge, sights and food : Thank You SO much.
Our tour in Tokyo with Kenji was excellent. Kenji was very knowledgeable about the city and gave us in one day a very good insight of the city. Most of all, he made us feel comfortable, particularly with his sense of humour, during all of the day. On our request, he also managed to organize a memorable lunch in a traditional well known restaurant. We would definitely recommend him as a guide.
Alison SheridanUnited Kingdom
As I had only one day to visit Tokyo before a flight back to the UK I decided to book a private 1 day tour to make life easy. It was definitely worth it, even if we started in pouring rain. Kenji's one day tour gave me a great overview of Tokyo from the imperial palace, to shrines, temples, modern shopping areas etc, mixed with his insights into japanese culture. It was great - thank you Kenji
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Alison, I'm so relieved to hear that you enjoyed walking around this big city of Tokyo with me in just 8 hours. You were the best partner of my tour in terms of acute interest in and understanding of Japanese culture. Thank you for providing me with a unique encounter in my life. Kenji
David CorcoranUnited States
We were very happy with our one day tour with Kenji-san. He was punctual, very informative, and very interesting. Kenji-san made the most of our limited time in Tokyo and I would highly recommend him to anyone that wanted to get a good overview tour of the Tokyo area. Kenji had a clear understanding of what we wanted and had a great itinerary for us to follow. He was friendly and personable and we had absolutely no problems with this tour. Kenji-san is a great tour guide and we wish him the best.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David-san, I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed my tour in Tokyo. I really appreciate your compliments, although I think it's more than I deserve. The day we toured together was probably the worst day for sightseeing in terms of heat and humidity, but you and your promising grandson, Brent, put up with my rather exhausting tour well, which should remain in my mind as a pleasant memory. Thank you so much! Kenji
Carol JonesUnited Kingdom
Kenji tailor made the tour to my requirements, he was knowledgeable and friendly.I had a great day, learnt allot about Tokyo, walked until I dropped and then concluded the day over a beer. As a guide Kenji was the perfect balance between knowledge of his subject and friendly.A memorable experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Carol-san, I am very glad to hear you had a great day in Tokyo. I also had a pleasant time talking with you over both countries' history and culture. I should have taken you to some other restaurant for lunch based more on your preference. I am sorry. Kenji
Kelly PetraccaUnited States
Kenji was an excellent and efficient tour guide! I thoroughly enjoyed my day and saw everything on my list of things to see in Tokyo in just one day, including a visit to the Endo Museum. He was tireless!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kelly, I am very very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour in Tokyo. With regard to Tsukiji Fish Market, I still feel sorry for not having been able to get into it because of time regulations. Thank you. Kenji
Dear Kenji, we did not intend to book an 8 hours tour but you made the tour so interesting for us that we enjoyed every minute of it. Thank you again for giving us a perfect introduction to Tokyo. All the very best Susanna, Margareta & Marc from Switzerland
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susanna, I am very glad to hear that you all enjoyed the tour on such a wonderful and refreshing spring day. Your gift of chocolate was extremely well received by my family including grandchildren. Thank you so much for your consideration. Kenji
Maria Esther CantuMexico
Kenji was great, energetic, knowledgeable, courteous and friendly. We were a Mexican family traveling, even though we were 10 members, Kenji did an excellent job by making our visit enjoyable and fun. We felt as we were locals traveling all over Tokyo in the subway. We are very much indebted to him for making the tour so successful. We could not have received a better guidance for our a day in such a beautiful city. We would highly recommend Kenji and thank you we had a great time!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maria, I greatly appreciate your compliment written in such a flowery style. I am not so confident of deserving it, but it surely encourages me to continue the guiding job. Your gift of candy from Monterrey was so new and delicious that my extended family all had a good time. Thank you. Kenji I.
Howard ShintakuUnited States
The one-day tour of Tokyo by Kenji was a terrific introduction to this unique city. HIs ability to converse in English was a great help in appreciating the long history and culture of the land of my parents. Kenji-san also took pains to help me understand the intricacies of the rail and subway system, which for a new tourist is very daunting. I and my wife are now able to travel the the city and outlying areas with confidence. Tomorrow we are going to Kamakura and next week to Sendai using rail.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Howard-san and Toshie-san, It was really nice for me to be with you last week. I wished to be with you much longer in order to help you gain a better understanding of Japan and the Japanese. I hope you will continue having meaningful days while staying in Tokyo and Japan. Best regards, Kenji I.