Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Tokyo, Japan by Tour Guide Masaharu N.

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Tokyo, Japan
Masaharu N.
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Darla T.

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Oct 14/18

Very enjoyable day with Masaharu. He is very friendly and knowledgeable and his English is excellent. He customized our tour even as we went through the day based on our interests. Happily recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Darla, Thank you for your nice review and encouraging word. It was also my pleasure sharing wonderful time with your family. Please further enjoy the rest of days around Japan. Looking forward to seeing you in the near future. Thank you again and wishing all the best! Masaharu

Richard Tuch

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Oct 9/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard, Thank you for your nice review. It was great pleasure guiding your family around popular spots. I am grateful if you enjoyed your tour including traditional Japanese food. Thank you again and best regards, Masaharu

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.

Kurt Tsukiyama

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Oct 8/18

Masaharu was an excellent guide. He took us to a nice variety of places and sites and was very knowledgeable about the history, customs and local culture. Masaharu was also an excellent navigator through the Tokyo subway system, which allowed us to save much time and see more than we would have alone. He was also very gracious and stayed past our end time to ensure that we were able to return to our intended destination and navigate the rail and subway system on our own.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kurt, Thank you for your wonderful review. It was also my great pleasure guiding your family around “must see spots” in Tokyo with various features. I also enjoyed learning a lot from you about the Iasland of Maui. Please have a lot more fun for the rest of your holiday in Tokyo and Osaka and bring your nice memory back home. Thank you again and wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Craig P.

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Oct 7/18

Masa was very personable, well spoken and interesting. He is very knowledgeable of the history and culture so is able to share that well. Despite the oppressive heat and humidity, he gave and excellent tour through a variety of sites and was quite willing to modify the route if needed (i.e., for a cool down). His English is quite good. We would definitely recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Craig, Thank you for your wonderful and warm message. It was my great pleasure guiding you around characteristic spots with different features. I also learned a lot from you about your country by sharing enjoyable time together. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards, Masaharu

Brian Attiyeh

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Oct 1/18

Masaharu took us on a great tour around Tokyo. He was friendly, professional, flexible and very knowledgeable. He taught us a lot about the culture, religion and history of Japan and sincerely wanted to give us the best experience possible. We specifically wanted to see certain popular touristy locations as well as some less touristy spots, so he put together an agenda for us that covered all the bases. I would recommend Masaharu for anyone going to Japan and looking for an excellent local tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brian, Thank you for your nice review and very encouraging words. I had much pleasure sharing your valuable time together around several spots with various characteristics. I am grateful to know that you really enjoyed all different faces of Tokyo. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you a good luck! Masaharu

Leslie Styles

Canada
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Tour: #364959, Custom Tour for Leslie Styles on August 25, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Aug 25/18

Masa is a very friendly and informative guide and made our day in a Tokyo very special.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leslie, Thank you very much for your nice and encouraging review. I am pleased to have shared your valuable time together with me and also have learned quite a lot from you about Canada. Please further enjoy your journey around various parts of Japan. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Gail DeMay

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Aug 24/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear DeMay, Thank you for participating in my tour today and your nice review. It was my great pleasure joining your wonderful family and sharing enjoyable time together. I hope that you will enjoy rest of your holidays and bring back good memory to Chicago. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Rosalie Diaz

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Aug 14/18

Masaharu was knowledgeable, flexible and an excellent guide. He was engaging and offered good company. He understood our interests and limited time, and helped prioritize must see sights in Tokyo. We would come back and look forward to exploring more of Tokyo's treasures with him. Strongly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rosalie, Thank you very much for your nice and encouraging review. It was my great pleasure sharing wonderful time together with your family and helping you enjoy touring around main spots in Tokyo. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed all places with various characteristics. Thank you again and best regards, Masaharu

Kevin Gold

United Kingdom
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Aug 11/18

Masa was knowledgable , engaging , good company and a great guide. He was flexible , understood our interests and timings and was a delight to be with. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kevin, Thank you for your nice and encouraging review. I was very pleased to share your valuable time together and help you enjoy your holiday in Tokyo today. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you again and wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Chris Morabito

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Aug 1/18

This was our second trip with Masaharu. The selection of highlights was broad, and this gave us good exposure to key sites in this beautiful city. His descriptions of the sites were generous, deep in perspective, and importantly enriching in terms of helping us understand culture. He is very patient, and has a relaxing demeanor, which is quite comforting in this huge city for us! We will use him again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chris san, Thank you for your nice review. I also had great fun guiding you around various characteristic spots with historical and traditional value as well as harmonized modern culture. I am very pleased to know that you enjoyed the tour around Tokyo including experience of moving around by using busy Tokyo subways. Thank you again and best regards, Masaharu

Maya Al-Khalil

United Kingdom
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Jul 28/18

Our tour today with Masaharu was excellent - even during a typhoon! He catered our day to include the sights we requested as well as extra Tokyo must sees. We really appreciated his gentle manner and extensive knowledge of Japanese history and culture. Thank you for a great day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maya, Thank you very much for your nice review and encouraging words. It was my great pleasure joining your wonderful family and sharing your valuable time together. I am grateful to know that you enjoyed the tour around several spots with various features. I really hope that you will further enjoy your holiday for the rest of days in Japan. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Abraham Bril

United States
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Tour: #364959, Custom Tour for Seno Bril on July 6th and 7th, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Jul 6/18

We were very happy with "Masa" as our guide for two days in Tokyo. He took us around to the most important sights in Tokyo, gave us commentary without overloading us with too many facts and stories as we have experienced with other guides. Masa was accommodating with our preferences and with the limitations of my bad knees. He proposed changes to our program to take into account different weather on the two days. We highly recommend him !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Seno-san, Thank you for your nice review and warm, encouraging words. It was my great pleasure sharing wonderful time in two days with Seno-san and Mini-san. I am very grateful that you really enjoyed walking around various spots with different characteristics including Japanese cuisine. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Janice Jimenez

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Jun 15/18

Enjoyed the trip so much, Mr Masaharu was very knowledgeable, tour was very informative, took his time explaining and pointed out very important details at the places we visited. Highly recommended! Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Janice, Thank you for your nice review and highly encouraging message. It was my great pleasure joining your family and helping you enjoy walking around various spots in Tokyo with different characteristics. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Raj G.

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Jun 12/18

Masa was a great guide for our first visit to Tokyo. He has a wonderful base of historical knowledge, was very open to customizing the tour based on our needs, and his help was invaluable with our JR Pass. We felt like we got both a great tour of the major sites in Tokyo and an overview of Japanese history. Masa was very warm and communicated with charm and wit. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Raj-san, Thank you for your nice review and very encouraging message. I also had much pleasure sharing your valuable time together and helping you make your Tokyo Tour memorable one. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you again and wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Mei Stanton

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: May 29/18

Masaharu is so helpful during our stay in Tokyo. He is knowledgable, made our tour interesting and fun. He took us to places that usually tourists do not know. We had a really good time in Tokyo and hope to return soon. If you are visiting Tokyo, I highly recommend Masaharu as your guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mei, Thank you very much for your nice review and encouraging message. It is my great pleasure guiding you and your family around various spots with different unique characteristics. I am pleased to know that you highly enjoyed them. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Christine Axelrod

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: May 16/18

We had an excellent guide in Masaharu. His command of the English language was excellent, he was very knowledgeable and was able impart the history of Japan and Tokyo clearly. He is clearly very proud of his heritage and his country. We started with the Edo Museum to get a sense of the history of Tokyo, got to visit a Buddhist and Shinto shrine and had a great sushi lunch. A very good introduction to Tokyo by an excellent guide!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christine, Thank you very much for your nice review and encouraging message. I am happy to know that you really had a fun touring around Tokyo including sushi lunch. It is my great pleasure that I could help you enjoy your holiday. I am looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit here in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Tania Stracuzza

Canada
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Apr 27/18

We had a wonderful tour with Masa. He gave us a welcoming and thorough introduction to Tokyo along with brief explanations on some of the traditions. He was also accommodating with our requests and brought us to lesser known local sites.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tania, Than you for your nice review and encouraging message. It was also my great pleasure sharing wonderful time together with your family in Tokyo. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed walking around not only toursty places but also serene and preserved village like Yanaka. I am looking forward to meeting your family again in the near future. Thank you and wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Valarie K.

Canada
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Apr 25/18

This was our second day with Masa as our tour guide. He was once again prompt, informative, and flexible. We visited some less crowded and interesting hidden gems. We enjoyed both days very much and highly recommend Masa to anyone interested in seeing Tokyo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Valarie, Thank you for your warm and encouraging message. I had my great pleasure sharing your precious two days together. I am grateful that you had a fun strolling around less touresty, serene place like Yanaka village as well as historical Edo culture town of Ryogoku. Thank you very much again and wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Sheikha Al Thani

Qatar
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Tour: #364959, Custom Tour for Sheikha al Thani for April 20th, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Apr 20/18

We loved our tour with Masaharu very much it was amazing , and Masaharu was very knowledgeable and. Flexible he added era things to the tour when we needed it he is amazing

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sheikha, Thank you for your nice review. It is my great pleasure joining you and sharing wonderful time with you. I hope that you are enjoying western Japan and expect to hear your wonderful story of journey around Kyoto, etc from you soon. Let's have further fun in our tour coming soon! Masaharu

Valarie K.

Canada
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Apr 12/18

Masa was a wonderful tour guide during our visit to Tokyo. He was punctual, knowledgable, friendly, and accommodating. His command of the English language is excellent. He was very helpful in navigating the subways and his suggestion for lunch was good. We had a great day and highly recommend Masa.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Valarie, Thank you for your nice review. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed walking around historical places, feeling traditional culture, natural beauty and tasting seasonal Japanese cuisine. It was my utmost pleasure to join you and also learn a lot about your life in Canada. Thank you and best regards, Masaharu

Davide Zerbini

Hong Kong
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Tour: #364959, Custom Tour for Davide Zerbini on April 2, 2018, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Apr 2/18

Masaharu san has well prepared the tour and arrange everything in advance so that we minimsed the queing during the day. He was very knowledgeable about the surrounding and the history of Japan. Eventually he escorted us fromm Tokyo downtown till the hotel near Mount Fuji. I would recommend Masaharu san to anybody interested in Tokyo tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Davide san, Thank you very much for your warm and encouraging message to me I had much pleasure sharing your valuable time together for two days. I hope that your will further enjoy the rest of days in Japan. I am looking forward to seeing you in the near future. Thank you again and best regards, Masaharu

Davide Zerbini

Hong Kong
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Apr 1/18

Masaharu san has been a great guide. Punctual in the morning and organised during the day. It was easy and pleasant to travel Tokyo with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Davide san, Thank you for your nice review. It was my great pleasure joining your family today. I am grateful to know that you really enjoyed viewing beautiful cherry blossoms in Tokyo. Thank you again and best regards, Masaharu

R L V.

jamaica, NEW YORK, United States
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Tour: #364959, Custom Tour for Rod Valencia on March 28th & 29th, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Mar 28/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rod, Thank you for your nice review and warm massage. I had much pleasure sharing your valuable time together in Tokyo. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Martin Wammen

Denmark
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Mar 25/18

We had a wonderfull day with our local guide Masaharu. He had planned a great program for us both to the main attractions and off-the-beaten-track including a great lunch at a sushi bar. Masaharu is a very knowledgeable and kind guide and he helped us with our train reservations and gave us an introduction to everyday life in Japan. Our very best recommondations.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martin, Thank you very much for your nice review. It was my pleasure joining you in Tokyo tour. I am grateful to know that you really enjoyed watching and feeling various characteristics of Tokyo. I hope that you will further enjoy rest of your holidays in Japan and bring wonderful memory with you back to Copenhagen. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Luís Ehlers

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Mar 21/18

Professional, knowledgeable and informative guide who understood exactly what we wanted to see. Command of the English language was excellent. Very flexible and willing to please.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tony and Luis, Thank you very much for your nice review. It was my great pleasure that you enjoyed the tour. I have also enjoyed learning a lot about your culture and wonderful life in Florida. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Douglas Schmidt

United States
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Tour: #364959, Custom Tour for Doug Shmidt on Friday, February 23 2018, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Feb 23/18

We had a great tour. He is very knowledgeable and it was so nice to have a experienced guide to navigate us through the streets and subway. Thank you for a great experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Doug, Thank you very much for your nice review. I am grateful that you enjoyed touring around Tokyo. It was also my pleasure sharing your valuable time together and learning a lot from you about your family and life in Nebraska. I am looking forward to meeting you again in the future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Natalie Corrigan

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Dec 29/17

Masaharu was a wonderful guide to spend the day with in Tokyo. He answered all of questions whether they were about the sites we were at or just general knowledge questions. He explained a little about the language and how it developed, how to read it etc. He took us to the places we wanted to see. We had to skip some things because they were closed but he had wonderful suggestions to show us Tokyo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Natalie, Thank you very much for your nice and warm words! It was also my great pleasure sharing your precious time together in Tokyo and helping you enjoy various aspects of Tokyo covering history, culture, coexistence of two religions and a bit of ordinary citizen life. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future possibly in the season when the day light is longer. Thank you again and wishing you all the best in New Year! Masaharu

Magda Chang

Philippines
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Dec 22/17

We were so fortunate that Masaharu accommodated us despite the very short notice (booking within the same day). He was very helpful with us and delivered when we sought help from him to hire a private car and driver, also on very short notice. Thank you, Masaharu!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Magda, Thank you very much for your nice review and warm message. It was my great pleasure joining your family in Tokyo. I also learned quite a lot of things from you about your country. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thanking you and wishing you all the best! Best regards, Masaharu

Abraham Panicker

Naperville, IL, United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Dec 3/17

Visiting Tokyo has been a dream. When I got a 10 hour layover at Narita, I decided to make the most out of it. Tokyo being a large city with a very rich cultural heritage, it became a dilemma as to what I can see within 5-6 hours. Masharu, from 'toursbylocals' was able make my dream come true. After getting to know what I wanted to experience, Masaharu was able to get met to the best food experience I craved for, Shrines and Temples I wanted to visit, and the gardens I wanted to see. Thank You..

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Abraham, Thank you very much for your nice and warm message. It was my great pleasure sharing wonderful time with you around Tokyo. I was also grateful to know that I could help you have a fun in your first time tour even for limited time. I am looking forward to seeing you and your family again not in a far away future. Thank you Abraham. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

John Brooks

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Nov 21/17

We had a great tour with Masaharu. He customized a two day two for us tailored to our tastes, working with us via several emails to get the itinerary just right. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. He was punctual, both in arriving for the tour and in responding to our emails. His English is good. He was also understanding of our desire not to feel rushed. We highly recommend Masaharu.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I am so grateful to know that you really enjoyed two day tour. It was also my great pleasure having learned many things from you about various matters in USA. I hope that you will enjoy Kyoto for two days and bring your nice memory back to USA. I am looking forward to seeing you and your family in the near future again. Wishing you all the best. Masaharu

Chuck Stills

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Nov 5/17

Masaharu made my limited time in Tokyo a great success. Prior to my visit, he was very proactive in planning the best itinerary possible so I could achieve all I wanted to see plus slotting in some hidden gems along the way. This flexibility, his knowledge of the city, and his easy-going demeanor made for a memorable and enjoyable day. I could not have done it without him and would highly recommend him for anybody visiting Tokyo or near vicinity. Thank you, Masaharu!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chuck, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. It was great pleasure sharing your precious time together in Tokyo. I am grateful that you really enjoyed walking around various spots. I also learned many things from you about USA and your business. I am looking forward to seeing you again not in long future. Thanking you again and wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Robert Hull

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Oct 16/17

Great tour. Masa showed us all the sights and some extra hidden spots no one would know about! Went above and beyond his duties to give us a great time! Thank you so much!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert and Jeanne, Thank you very much for participating in my tour yesterday. I really enjoyed sharing your precious time together and I am grateful for your nice review. Please further enjoy your cruise tour around Japan. Wishing you all the best! Best regards, Masaharu

Andre Neuendorff

Canada
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Oct 13/17

Fantastic start to our trip. First thing is we sat and decided what to do with Masa's input rather than having something dictated. Invaluable was his assistance in figuring out the complexities of the subway system and JR rail connections as well as assisting in getting our passes and some upcoming tickets. Allowed us to thereafter navigate much easier and quicker for our entire trip. Great guide / highly recommendable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andre, Thank you very much for your warm words. It was my great pleasure sharing such a wonderful time together in Tokyo. I also learnt plenty of things from you indeed. I hope that you will further enjoy your holiday. I am looking forward to seeing you in the near future again. Wishing you all the best. Masaharu