Katie BauerUnited States
Kaoru was a wonderful guide. She tailored the tour to our needs and was very informative. She really knows the city she lives in! Kaoru took the time and sent a follow up email to let us know what sites would and would not be open the following day as we wandered the city on our own.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comment and high rating, Katie. I really enjoyed the tour with you all. Hoping your safe trip!
Abigail ClarkUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback and high rating. It was my pleasure to show you around Tokyo for two days. There're lots of places to see in Tokyo. See you again!
Sally TorgesonSANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating! I'm glad that you enjoyed the tour. There're still more good places to see in Tokyo. Looking forward to see you again!
Rafael Dela CruzAustralia
Our family had a wonderful day with Kaoru. She was helpful and informative throughout the whole day. She was very patient with us as we stopped a lot of times for picture taking. We were able to see a lot of places in 6hrs. She made our stay in Japan a very pleasant one.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your quick feedback and high rating. I'm glad that you took lots of nice pictures during the tour. Enjoy your stay in Japan!
Ioana DiaconuUnited States
A wonderful tour - informative, flexible, carefully planned around our interests. Six hours flew by and we felt we just scratched the surface in this wonderful city. Kaoru was a most gracious host - presenting as much information as we needed but paying great attention to the rhythm of the group. I can't think of a better way to spend six hours on a first visit to Tokyo (although I could see how even return visitors would find this tour helpful). Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your quick feedback, Ioana. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour. I enjoyed the tour with you all !! Hoping you’ll have a great time in Japan.
Dana DrewUnited States
Kaoru came to our hotel to start our tour, which was very helpful. Kaoru speaks good English and is very accommodating. She altered our tour so that we could skip some of the scheduled stops and spend more time eating our way thru Tokyo. When we wanted to find something specific shopping, she listened and was very helpful in finding exactly what we were looking for. She is very helpful and patient. We really enjoyed our tour and Kaoru and highly recommend her. Thank you Kaoru for a great tour! Aloha
Dahlia CapolongoUnited States
King GeeUnited States
Kaoru met us on time and extremely professional in guiding us thru Tokyo. Our first day in Tokyo was maximized in terms of time since we did not waste time trying to figure out which train to take. We took the 6 hour customized tour and it really met our needs because we are on a 10 day tour of Japan and did not want to visit the same stops in Tokyo on our other tour. Kaoru is very patient and has good historical information. We highly recommend Kaoru.
David F.United States
Kaoru, thank you for being our tour guide during our stay in Tokyo. You are a very nice and patient person. Thanks for the wonderful time we had with you.
Marilyn D.Marco Island, FLORFLIDA, United States
Kaori was superb. We enjoyed our private tour and learned so much. She was knowledgeable and so gracious.We learned a lot about Tokyo a ND also ,
Barton MirandaUnited States
Kaoru was a wonderful guide. She tailored our tour based on the areas in Tokyo we were interested in and was great in providing us a nice historical background as appropriate. A very kind, friendly and patient person who we would recommend to anyone visiting Tokyo for the first time!
Gwynneth TignerUnited States
We all (family of five really enjoyed the tour. Kaoru was great - very informative, and with her guidance we were able to keep everyone, even the teenagers, happy and engaged. A really good way to see some of Tokyo in a short time - thanks.
Andrew SheaUnited States
Karou: was excellent. very patient and varied our plan based on our desires. very helpful taking our pictures. did not feel rushed at all and I noticed we went over a little time and she did not even mention it. Thank you for making our day easier and more fun!
Jennifer PetersUnited Kingdom
Kaoru was the perfect guide and company for 6 hours, showing me the best of Tokyo and it was the highlight of my trip. The tour was very enjoyable and I learnt a lot about Tokyo and its history whilst seeing all the sights.
Cheryl RubinUnited States
A wonderful, informative tour guide - and a pleasure to be with. Thank you Kaoru for a great tour! Kaoru is a lovely person, knowledgeable, flexible and patient! We learned so much about navigating our way around Tokyo and the rituals at the shrines. Highly recommend!
Amazing tour ! Kaoru is a very professional and knowledgable tour guide. She is friendly and kind and I felt very safe travelling around Tokyo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your quick feed back, Berni. It was a pleasant day for me as well. I hope you enjoyed your stay in Tokyo. I look forward to seeing you again in near future.
Marc GottliebUnited States
Our 1st day in Japan, so she was helpful with intro to customs, intro to subway, helped us plan what to see our remaining time in Tokyo as well as getting 4 diverse sights in during the day. A good bit of walking but we expected that. Understandable English.
Stephen PashUnited Kingdom
Myself and my wife visited Tokyo in September. We chose Kaoru because she suited the type of tour we wanted. We visited first the fish market we got there fairly early to see the aftermath of the mornings sales. We then went on to a local restaurant to taste the freshest sushi. We took in the Imperial Palace, Gardens and Temples. Kaoru's knowledge was very impressive, she suggested places that were not on the typical tourist trail. We had an amazing experience.
Kaoru was a wonderful guide on my first visit to Tokyo. She customized the tour to suit my tastes and was very considerate and patient. It felt like having an angel guiding me around!
Azizulillah UthmanBandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Nice speech and communicate among us. We were glad to know her. Nice explanation, loud and clear. she's so friendly and helpful person.
Phillip ChinTwp of Washington, NJ, United States
Enjoyed our tour with Kaoru. To our surprise we were able to visit the Imperial Palace in Tokyo since it was open for that week only. A real treat. We recommend all who might be traveling to Tokyo that she is the BEST.........
Martin SilversteinUnited States
We spent two delightful days in Tokyo with Kaoru. She was prompt, very knowledgeable, and extremely accomodating. Highly recommended. M. Silverstein Ft. Lauderdale, FL USA
Amy BrodyUnited States
We spent six lovely hours touring Tokyo with Kaoru. She is accommodating, professional, knowledgable and fun! We would have been lost in Tokyo without her. We learned many interesting facts about areas visited. She explained customs and rituals-we even got to participate in a few at a temple and shrine. She has a vast amount of knowledge & had fantastic points of interest picked out. She was flexible to change itinerary according to our interests. Her expertise is invaluable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments and high rating. It was a nice day for me as well. Next time, I'll show you more interesting places and delicious foods ;)
Kaoru was fantastic. She was responsive to emails before we arrived and we had a great plan. She was punctual and her English was fantastic. We managed to cover a lot of ground and learn a lot of history from her during our tour. Personal commentary and demonstrations were invaluable. She never gave us the feeling she was in a hurry to leave or watching the clock and she managed our children also. Thankyou and highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your great comment. It was my pleasure to meet you all. I had a nice time during the tour with lovely families. Kaoru
We enjoyed our six hours with Kaoru very much. She successfully adjusted the tour to our personal needs which made the tour more exciting. Her attention to detail, punctuality and overall knowledge of Tokyo and Japan added to the overall experience. Without Kaoru, we would most likely have gotten lost in Tokyo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments and high rating. It was my pleasure to have a good day with you and your lovely daughter Katey. I also enjoyed talking with you about various things!
I cannot be happier with out experience in Tokyo thanks to Kaoru. I had asked for a very ambitious schedule, and despite the rain, we accomplished it all! I can't even believe I was going to consider seeing Tokyo with a tour guide, and the tours by locals option was a great resource, not to mention our guide Kaoru who rocked and made an awesome difference to both days we were with her. Fully Recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comment, Thomas. I'm looking forward to your next ambitious itinerary :)
Kaoru perform good on our Tokyo tour, our ship docked at Yokohama, she do the research, knowing the ship will have shuttle from pier to 'Train station', so our Tokyo adventure starts at our meeting place, on time. With a limited time, we (group of 4) see a few Tokyo must see highlights, by public transportation, She extended our tour time and bring us to 1 more attraction, we are happy with her performance.
Richard NeilsonUnited States
Best of Tokyo tour taken with Kaoru in August 2015. The tour was taken by walking and public transportation (Tokyo Metro). One of our party had recent surgery, with limited mobility, and Kaoru made appropriate accommodation, which resulted in a very enjoyable day. The pace and direction of a personal guide made all the difference. Kaoru prepared us for each site with her own materials. Best of all, I now have no fear of the Tokyo subway system, and look forward to using it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comment and high rating, Richard. I'm sure you'll be able to get around Tokyo by subway next time :) If you want to go off the beaten path, let me know!
We had a very wonderful time in Tokyo with Kaoru. She was punctual (she was already at the lobby of the hotel 15 minutes before the scheduled time) and very prepared (she had maps ready and folders with pictures of various japan sites and she would explain things during our subway ride to our destinations). Well versed in English so communicating was very easy, knowledgable about destinations so we really learned a lot about customs and history. Definitely recommended for Tokyo visitors.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great comment and high rating, Erwin. I enjoyed the whole day with you two talking about various things while visiting many places. Hoping to see you again :)
Rose PalmerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the high rating, Rose.
Richard Perry PinderCanada
Kaoru tailored a delightful tour for my friend and I with highlights to the Tsukiji Fish market, the Meiji Jingu Shrine, A walk through the wild and trendy Takeshita Dori , a fabulous sushi lunch at Heiroku Sushi, a frantic experience at the ever so busy Shibuya Crossing and finished us off in the trendy shopping area of Shinjuku. Kaoru gave us an excellent introduction to the Tokyo Metro system that we were able to follow expertly for the remainder of our trip. Kaoru was an excellent guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great comment and high rating! I'm glad that you enjoyed Tokyo city tour. And thank you for that delicious 'chocolate gateaux'!
Very good and well organised tour. I'd recommend booking one early in your trip as Kaoru showing me the train and subway system was super helpful!
We find Kaoru to be very efficient, patient and knowledgeable. Her flexibility and attention to detail had help me, my wife and son coping with our sometime diverging interest is amazing. We are on a customised itinerary tour so adapting to our schedule can be quiet difficult but as a whole she managed well. At the end my whole family like her and she has become a friend, making our trip in Tokyo a memorable one.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your quick feedback and high rating, Ryan. It was my pleasure to guide you and your family around Tokyo and I'm glad that you enjoyed the tour. Hoping to see you again. Kaoru
Jim KaplanUnited States
We used Kaoru as our guide for four days in Tokyo. She was terrific. She was punctual, prepared and patient. When we expressed an interest in seeing a sumo practice, in addition to the obligatory parks, shrines and temples, she met us early to attend a morning practice and came with several pages of explanatory material. She was warm, friendly and showed a good sense of humor. I was very impressed with how worldly she is, having traveled extensively in the U.S and. Europe. We would use her again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comment and high rating, Jim. I enjoyed the four days with you and Ellen. Hoping your safe trip home. See you again!!
Hilary ShandUnited Kingdom
Brilliant tour with wonderful Kaoru. I sent a message to Karou about what we would like to see and that's just what we did - fantastic. Karou was a great guide and spent time agreeing the tour route and then off we went. We were showed the ropes on using the Tokyo subway that helped us for the rest of our time in Tokyo too. Karou gave us a fantastic orientation and experience of the amazing Tokyo that we then continued to explore for the following two days. Great tour and the best guide - thanks Karou.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great comment and high rating, Hilary. It was my pleasure to guide a brave mom and her son in Tokyo. See you again!
I had one free day in Tokyo and wasn't sure how much we could see in 6 hours. What a great day it turned out to be! Kaoru was wonderful company - she navigated us skilfully using the metro and subway to so many sites, and was so knowledgable about each one without trying to impress. We completed the day sharing the experience of the wonderful exhibition and amazing garden at the Nezu museum. It was like a day out with a friend - thank you Kaoru :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great comment and high rating. It was a good day for me also, walking around Tokyo with you. I'm glad you liked the garden. Hoping to see you again!
Great day touring around Tokyo. Our guide Kaoru, met us at our hotel and gave us a few options. She was very knowledgeable and helpful and gave us a very good look around Tokyo. The 6 hour tour was a great amount of time to see many things. Kaoru gave us a lot of information and pointed out many other things as we walked around the city. We had a great day and Kaoru was a fantastic guide... Thank you. Would highly recommend this tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comment and high rating, David. It was a nice day for me with you two. I hope you enjoyed your whole stay in Japan.
It was a fabulous tour with Kaoru. We had a few 'must sees' of our own, and left the rest up to her. Her tour was extremely informative and very well organized with no wasted time. My husband has a back problem and this was taken into account with the traveling between stations etc. Kauro has a very sound knowledge of all landmarks and can navigate her way well through the Tokyo metro line. She also speaks and understands English v well. I would not hesitate to highly recommend her to fellow travelers
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great comment and high rating. I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour!
Adrienne K.United States
It was a pleasure to have Kaoru as our guide. She was both competent, intelligent and knowledgeable and took us to interesting places. She was very patient with the men with us because they had walking difficulties. We saw everything we wanted to see and more. She made the day very enjoyable for us and we recommend her highly
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was my pleasure to have a tour with you all. I liked Ken's humor :) I hope that your whole trip was a memorable one.
Phil PorterUnited States
Myself and a business associate toured Tokyo for 6 hours with local guide Kaoru on 11/19. What a GREAT experience! I have been to Tokyo 6 times for business over the last 5 years and had NO idea the detail I had been missing. While this was my first "tour by local", I'll certainly do it again. And, our guide, Kaoru, was just special!! Highly recommended, 5 STARS (10 if I could assign that number).
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great comment. I'm glad that you enjoyed the tour. Looking forward to seeing you again.
Sharon ThiemanUnited States
Great guide. She is extremely, knowledge and very kind.
Kaoru is very interesting and informative guide. She was very easy going, as we had organized a culture tour, but my children were more interested in shopping, so she happily took us to big shopping malls. Kaoru also explained how the transport systems worked, and we had practical lessons on the metro. I'm sure she taught us much about the local history and artwork of the subway! Look forward to being able to take another tour with Kaoru, thanks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind comment and best rating, Jodi. I'm happy to hear that Ruby and Jett enjoyed the day. I hope all of you are having a great time in Tokyo. Enjoy the fireworks display!
Dirk SpeasUnited States
Great day with Kaoru. Although my Mom is 93 and active, we booked a car rather than tour via public transit. We met Kaoru in the lobby and talked about what we wanted to see, and she worked it through with a driver she had not known. My Mom wanted to see a robot shop in Akhibara -- and she knew where one was (hidden on third floor). For visit to Imperial Palace entrance, she had pictures of emperor and his wife to share. Very knowledgeable everywhere we went, including museum. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your great comment and rating. I was really impressed to meet your mother, very elegant, active and cute. I hope that she'll have more and more great trips with you.
Kaoru was a delightful guide who provided an interesting tour. We changed our minds about a few things without giving any notice and she was able to quickly adapt the tour to meet our new requirements. She has a really pleasant personality and time spent with her is very relaxing and enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comment and high rating. It was an enjoyable time for me also. Looking forward to your next visit!
Kaoru was fantastic. We packed a lot into a very short time - and she was very patient when we wanted to shop despite our tight schedule :) Her english was excellent, and we had a a great time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review and high rating, Joanne. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour in Tokyo. I hope your whole trip in Japan is a memorable one for all of you.
Thank you so much for your professional and knowledgeable tour, Kaoru. For 6 hours we were introduced to most popular sightseeing in Tokyo which is just amazing. We had personal request as well and without her help we will be never get satisfied as we are now. 6 hours of her proficient service is equal to many years with unforgettable moments from Tokyo for us. We highly recommend Kaoru and she well be your friend and tour guide together in your future trip in Tokyo. Manuela & Philippe
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your great comment, Manuela and Philippe. I'm very glad that you fully enjoyed the tour. I believe you are now enjoying "great sound" you got in Tokyo!
Edda PanzaniUnited States
The tour with Kaoru was fantastic! She is extremely knowledgeable and a delightful person whom to spend many hours learning about and visiting beautiful places in Tokyo. She took me to places "off the beaten path" and made adjustments to the times and modes of transportation based on the time I had and the places I wanted to visit. I very, very much enjoyed the tour and, if and when I have an opportunity to go back to Japan, I will definitely book more time with Kaoru as my tour guide. Thank you much!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great comment and high rating, Edda san. I also enjoyed the whole tour with you!
It has been a great tour to get a first impression of Tokyo. I can only highly recommend Kaoru as your tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. Hoping you'll have a chance to visit Japan again!
Maria BaigorriaUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the high rating, Maria. I hope you enjoyed your whole trip and your business as well.
Johan Wilhelm (Hans) v.Netherlands
Mrs. Kaoru is very pleasant company. Knows her way around Tokyo. And gives good advice to get around. Her English could be better (advanced is only just OK). A little more history and facts would also improve the experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback. We visited lots of shrines and temples in three days. If you want to see more, visit Tokyo again ;)
Kaoru gave us a wonderful first day in Tokyo. We travelled on the subway lines all around Tokyo to visit many memorable sights, this gave us the confidence to use the subway on our own over the next 5 days. She met us at our hotel & delivered us back there at the end of the day. A very informative & friendly guide who was a pleasure to be with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comment and high rating, Kerrie. I enjoyed the day with you, and I believe you enjoyed your whole trip in Japan.
Dawn MabraUnited States
Kaoru picked up my family of 7 at our hotel for our day tour of Tokyo. She planned a tour that gave us a good picture of life in Tokyo & its culture. Kaoru took us to notable sights including the Tokyo Tower & Tsukiji Fish Market. She took us to a quaint Japanese restaurant & arranged for us to participate in a tea ceremony. Soft spoken, but very knowledgeable about Tokyo & Japanese culture, Kaoru provided us with a relaxing and impacting tour. I would definitely recommend Kaoru for your Tokyo tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind comments, Dawn. I'm very happy that I was able to help you and your nice families enjoy the day in Tokyo.
Paul DaviesUnited Kingdom
We had a very good day with Kaoru and thoroughly enjoyed the tour and her excellent guidance. We would give Kaoru 5 out of 5 as a guide. Thanks to you and her for providing an excellent service.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind comments and the highest rating. I'm very glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour. I also enjoyed the day with you two. Kaoru
John ThomsonUnited States
We got way more touring done than I had dreamed! She is a great guide and knows Tokyo thoroughly! I highly recommend her for anyone wanting to go to Japan!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review. I was impressed with your wide knowlege. I hope that your next visit to Japan will come soon.
Bonnie SmollenUnited States
It was great having met Kaoru to show us around our first day after arriving in Tokyo! We visited the Imperial Palace grounds (where we posed for a photo to replicate a 1950's photo of my parents!), Harajuku and Mejii Shrine (100th anniversary of Emperor's death, so lots of exhibits!), Yasukini Shrine/Museum (which usually isn't on the radar, but very much recommended...especially for you history buffs) and Asakusa. Kaoru is very kind and knowledgeable and we very much enjoyed our time with her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review. The two photos are very impressive for me too. I believe that your whole trip was a great one for you and your family.
Jeffrey AikenUnited States
I would highly recommend the Best of Tokyo Tour to anyone. Our guide Karou was on time and very willing to customize the day for us and was very knowledgable on each area we visited. We will always remember the day we spent with Karou who we felt was a fantastic guide who put up with our millions of questions and was able to take us where we wanted to go such as the statue of Hachiko the dog in Shibuya Crossing and a crepe restaurant for lunch. It was certainly a fun day and time well spent!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeff Thank you very much for your review. I believe that your whole trip was a great one. Why don't you take part in Tokyo Marathon next time?! ;) Kaoru
Bradley BranscumIrvine, CA, United States
Kaoru was awesome! We did the 6 hour Tokyo tour and she showed us a variety of interesting places and even specialized the tour for us. Very knowledgable and I would highly recommend this tour with Kaoru.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment, Brad. I hope that your whole trip in Japan was a great one.
Excellent tour which not only showed us some of the city's highlights but gave us the practical skills we need to get around Tokyo including how to use the Metro. Kaoru looked after us very well, gave us lots of information and was very careful to make sure we were safe in areas like the fish market. Highly recommended especially for a first day in Tokyo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your quick review, Carolyn. I hope that you'll have a great time in Japan.
Jackie ChristopherUnited States
Good overview of the city. Kaoru was very flexible and was able to change the itinerary based on what I wanted to see. Would use this service again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment, Jackie. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the day. See you again in Tokyo or in New York! ;)
Our second day with Kaoru and we were off to the Edo Tokyo Museum and a garden. Along the way, we made a pit stop to Akihabara. Kaoru is very helpful in helping us with our additional tasks such as sorting out our takuhaibin with our concierge and helping us navigate the Japan transport system to our other appointments - again in her unobstrusive way. My daughter loves her and still speaks of her fondly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review again. I'm glad that I was able to help you and your family have a comfortable stay in Tokyo. Hoping to see you and your family again in near future. Auntie Kaoru
Patty RussellUnited States
Kaoru did a great job. I was in Tokyo for about 24 hours, and she did a great job helping me to see the sights (and navigate the subway system!!).
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for you review, Patty. I believe your whole trip in Japan was great. I look forward to your next visit to Tokyo. I still have many places to show you around!
James PitznerUnited States
My wife and I went to Tokyo for 9 days at the end of February. We weren't sure what there was to do there so we met with Kaoru and she was extremely prepared with maps and information on things to do around the city. Based on that, we were able to build a custom tour for us that fit our needs perfectly. We used Kaoru for three separate days. She was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. She was very organized and knew a lot about everything we saw. I would HIGHLY recommend Kaoru, she was great!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment, Jim. It was my pleasure that I was able to help you and your wife enjoy your stay in Tokyo. I hope that you will come back again to enjoy much more of Japanese food and culture.