Luís EhlersUnited States
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 SchmidtUnited States
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 CorriganUnited States
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
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 PanickerNaperville, IL, United States
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 BrooksUnited States
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 StillsUnited States
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 HullUnited States
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
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