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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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