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

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Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour
Tokyo, Japan
Yasuko N.
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Arthur Scheithauer Jr.

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Mar 23/18

Yasuko provided us an outstanding tour of Tokyo. Using the subway to get us to see many highlights of the city. Definitely a 5 (5 being best there is) of a 5 hour tour.

Tina Franklin

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Feb 21/18

Yasuko was AWESOME! We booked at the last minute and were looking for a fast and flexible tour for our family of four (including our twin teens.) Yasuko delivered! She took us to Ginza, Sensoji Temple, an amazing local soba noodle spot for lunch and more. We got a variety of the highlight tourist sights, as well as less commercial local areas. What we learned from Yasuko about the culture, the subway and temple rituals served us well throughout the rest of our trip. Doumo Arigato!

Mary Mitchell

Australia
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Jan 18/18

Yasuko was delightful! We went to some lovely old authentic Japanese areas, bought fresh made rice biscuits, had great coffee, visited the palace gardens, and ate some fabulous food. Thank you Yasuko for our Tokyo experience!

Sally Ellison

United Kingdom
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Dec 30/17

After a half day previous tour Yasuko provided us with a tailored and amended fantastic tour. She went above and beyong to show us things we would never of found on our own. Having her as our guide ment we did not have to think about anything, she guided us everywhere so we could soak up the sights and sounds. She took us to the best places to eat and showed us where to find authentic gifts and nothing was too much trouble. Tokyo would not of been the experience it was without her.

Marcy Brown

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Sep 23/17

Yasuko gave a very thorough tour and made the most efficient use of our one day in Tokyo. We learned how to use Japanese mass transit and with her help we were able to zigzag all over the city, seeing many of the important sites. Never could have done so much on our own.

Bogdan G.

Switzerland
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: May 15/17

We spent a wonderful day in Tokyo with Yasuko. It didnt feel so much as a guide tour but more as friend showing the city. In a very relalaxed atmosphere we visited a lot of cool places tailored to our interests and went for an excellent and a bit hidden shabu-shabu restaurant for lunch. Yasuko also helped us with shopping and any additional requests we had. 5-stars!!

Charles Murkofsky

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: May 8/17

Gerald DeSobe

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Apr 13/17

Henry Peluffo

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Mar 30/17

Frankly, its the only way to visit Tokyo. If it were not for Yasuko's guidance it would have been impossible to cover as much as we did. We would have been lost at the first subway station. It is a lot of walking but that's ok. Yasuko was very knowledgeable and very open to answer all our questions; and I had many. Here English is ok too.

Ken Baron

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Mar 15/17

Yasuko was fun to be with for the day. We had a great walking tour of Tokyo and I learned a lot. She was very flexible with my requests.

Brad Sasaki

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Feb 10/17

Yasuko was a GREAT guide and we HIGHLY RECOMMEND her Best of Tokyo tour! She met us promptly at our meet up time and was very informative with many historical facts throughout the day. She was flexible and let us choose where wanted to go and would recommend different shops and food stalls to stop. For lunch she took us to a local noodle restaurant that we would have never found on our own. We really enjoyed our time with her and are sure you will too!

Kathryn Lee

Australia
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Dec 28/16

We enjoyed a wonderful day exploring Tokyo with Yasuko. She showed us how to navigate the subway. We saw 5 memorable sites of our choosing. Yasuko was knowledgeable about the city and local customs. Her English is excellent. She went beyond expectations in finding us a Japanese restaurant for lunch that would make everything gluten free.

Martin Lim

Indonesia
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Nov 10/16

Herbert Fisher

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Oct 31/16

Yasuko is a very popular guide and I was very lucky to have her for our 7 hour tour of Tokyo. Her in depth knowledge made the tour both fun and educational.

Jeff Bogdan

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Jul 8/16

Yasuko, thank you very much for all the great information, every one enjoyed the tour, even the boys (which after being on 10 days of vacation, you still held their interest). Thanks again. Jeff

Mark Kalina

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: May 5/16

A wonderful tour that showed us fascinating parts of Tokyo that we would have never been able to see otherwise. Highly recommended.

John Zabala

Wulguru, Q, Australia
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Apr 5/16

Yasuko was a fantastic guide who provided us with insight into the history of Tokyo, and Japan that allowed us to appreciate the fascinating country we were visiting. She planned our day out to ensure we got great value from her, and combined our children into the tour to ensure they remained engaged. Her English was at a very high level and we had no issues talking with her throughout the day. Her recommendation for lunch was a highlight. In the end she even modified our tour to take in a final site.

Brian Rooney

New Zealand
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Mar 25/16

David Melsom

Australia
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Jan 13/16

Yasuko is a very amiable and flexible guide, especially given the very short notice. She is a Local resident who speaks English very well, and is enthusiastic about Tokyo. Yasuko was efficient but at the same time allowed us time with the family to make detours and was very attentive to both us and the children's needs. I would have no hesitation in recommending her.

Robert Franco

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Oct 29/15

This was our second tour with Yasuko. We enjoyed our tour two years ago so much, that we returned to tour with her again. Yasuko is a wonderful, sweet and engaging host. She has great ideas on sites to see, and made the tour very enjoyable. She is very knowledgeable and explains the nuances of Tokyo that you can never get from a tour book.

Barbara Foster

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Sep 15/15

Whenever I go to Japan I always try to get Yasuko. She is great! This time we went to Kitchen street, OH my what a place to find anything! Then to the Asakusa market. We also ate lunch at a small local Japanese restaurant, that was really good! She is very knowledgeable about Japan and will plan on her our next trip to Japan.

Dennis Wright

Philippines
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: May 12/15

This was our second day with Yasuko-san and included several sites around Tokyo which necessitated being able to be efficient in travels from one site to the next. Yasuko-san was well prepared and had done her homework moving from site to site efficiently from Mejii Shrine to Asakusa to a Sumo Tournament we were able to get ticket for. We could not have asked for more. She also had great recommendations on restaurants and where to position to get good photos. We could not have been more pleased.

Don Paradine

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Mar 4/15

This was the first of two full days with Yasuko, and we thoroughly enjoyed both days. She is an excellent guide, an amazing navigator of the subway system, even during rush hour, and has entertaining stories to share about the sights. Even her choices of authentic neighborhood restaurants were inspired (not an easy task, with very picky Americans!) We enjoyed every minute with her, and would recommend her to anyone.

Alice Langston

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Feb 13/15

We had a wonderful time in Tokyo with Yasuko as our guide. I wasn't feeling well the first day, and she was amazingly considerate of that fact. Her English is great and she certainly ticked off everything on our list. She paid attention to our interests and took us places most tour guides do not go. We greatly enjoyed getting to see more of Tokyo because of Yasuko.

Leo Lipp

Australia
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Jan 30/15

Loved Yasuko. We had appealing weather, son, rain and freezing cold and she really looked after us Yasulo gave us a fun day, catering to all our needs. Would definety use her again, hopefully on a bright sunny day.

Susan Mcnealy

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Nov 5/14

Yasuko is such a wonderful tour guide. I first booked a tour with her last year and had fun seeing Tokyo with a friend. This year I chose Yasuko again and she didn't disappoint me. Yasuko introduced Tokyo to my 12 year old son and my parents. We had a fabulous day and will book her next time we are in Tokyo Thank you Yasuko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for choosing me as your guide again. It was my great pleasure to take your brilliant son and parents around Tokyo. I was so impressed with your son's speech in Japanese. I am looking forward to seeing you on another occasion.

Sarah N.

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Sep 24/14

Yasuko was sick, but she sent her friend to give the tour instead. Our guide came prepared with all the materials Yasuko had gotten together. She knew Tokyo inside out! We saw all the places we requested, she showed us how to buy a train card, and was so helpful and endlessly patient while my husband and I shopped! The brochures and maps were so helpful for the rest of our trip, we used them a lot! Yasuko also gave our guide an origami book to give me because she knew it was one of my interests! Arigato!!

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: In the unusual case where a guide can't personally deliver a tour, the traveler is notified in advance and given the opportunity to cancel or accept the substitute.

Ellen Dubin

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Jun 19/14

Yasuko was informative, helpful and extremely professional. She gave us worthwhile descriptive information and help understanding things through the Japanese cultural prism which I found invaluable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Arigato! I am most grateful for your kind comments.

Chadi Ramady

Beirut, Lebanon
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Tour: Best of Japan- a private tour for Chadi Ramady, Tokyo, Japan
Date: May 17/14

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for encouraging rating.

Mary Lash

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: May 4/14

Yasuko was a wonderful tour guide! She knew a lot about the city and we enjoyed her company. I would definitely recommend her to all my friends!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comment. We surely did a lot (walking in main/back streets, visiting temples, gardens & markets, city view, etc.)in one day!

John E.

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: May 1/14

We can recommend Yasuko without reservation. We will certainly use her again when we are next in Tokyo.

Irene Goldberg

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Apr 16/14

We appreciated every minute of our 2 day tour. Yasuko N.is very knowledgeable and passionate about her country.The tour was well organized and the itinerary was excellent.We would highly recommend Yasuko to anyone who visits Tokyo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for a rewarding comment.

Irene Goldberg

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Apr 15/14

We appreciated every minute of our 2 day tour. Yasuko N.is very knowledgeable and passionate about her country.The tour was well organized and the itinerary was excellent.We would highly recommend Yasuko to anyone who visits Tokyo

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad to know you enjoyed a charm of Tokyo. On the first day I was a little concerned about a delay of a shuttle bus from a port. Anyhow we were favored by magnificent weather and saw a lot including late cherry blossoms in two days.

Juliet Jordan

Australia
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- a full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Apr 3/14

Yatsuko was a truly lovely guide. She prepared an itinerary that suited us perfectly, including everything we asked for. We would highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for saying so. It was my pleasure to see the awe-inspiring cherry blossoms in the rain. We shared the moment together!

Jean A.

Canada
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Mar 15/14

Yasuko was a great guide. She efficiently shepherded us to many of Tokyo's fascinating sights and made it possible for us to understand more of the Japanese culture. We really enjoyed our time with her. Thanks Yasuko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comment. It was my pleasure to show your family around Tokyo!

George Shirling

Australia
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Mar 11/14

We spent a wonderful day in Tokyo with Yasuko. She was well able to navigate and explain the ins- and-outs of a very big city. Yasuko is a very sincere person which meant that our tour was very personal and gave us insights that we would never have been able to get otherwise. She deserves our highest recommendation. George & Diana Shirling AUSTRALIA

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am very much honored by your kinds words!

Barbara Bond

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Feb 24/14

Yasuko is very knowledgeable and happy to share her knowledge.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for choosing my tour. Actually I learned a lot from you. I am looking forward to reading the book about "walk."

Susan S.

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- a full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Feb 9/14

Yasuko was fantastic. Responsive, great attitude, flexible. We saw so many things in Tokyo in one day that we would never be able to see or do on our own. She is very knowledgeable and a fun person.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your warm words. We had experienced a day tour after the heaviest snow for the first time in 45 years in Tokyo. We managed to walk in the slippery path to a museum, park, temple, and shrine. Still we could share a joy of Tokyo together. In a little while snowmelt will bring the cherry blossoms season.

Rebecca Colwell

Australia
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- a full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Feb 4/14

Yasuko was an excellent guide very informative, helpful and friendly. Yasuko explained everything well and kept the tour moving which allowed us to see many places.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comment. In spite of the rain and snow, we enjoyed surprise of Tokyo one after another!

Stephanie Scott

United Kingdom
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Feb 1/14

Yasuko was amazing and so accommodating. She really went out of her way to show me Tokyo and all the things I wanted to experience. You will not find a better or more knowledgeable guide anywhere!

Tracey Lewis

Australia
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- a full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Jan 17/14

Our family has just spent the most fantastic day with Yasuko! Lots of energy and very mindful of what our 2 teenagers to take home from a tour of Tokyo, so that meant quick changes and not too many temples, shrines, etc. Lots of things to see that would be polar opposite from our day-to-day lives. Peak hour subway, amazing spot for lunch, special shopping treats, city views and buildings, thanks for giving our family a FABULOUS day out, we wouldn't have been able to do it without you!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for warm words. I am glad to know you enjoyed real Tokyo. Please give my best regards to your husband and two lovely children.

Miriam Whittington

Australia
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- a private tour for Miriam Whittington family, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Dec 22/13

Yasuko made our Tokyo experience amazing. As a family of four (two boys aged 10 and 12)Yasuko tailored our tour perfectly,including all the sights and experiences we requested - pitched at the right level - not too rushed, not too much information - just right! The sumo stable, the sushi making class after the Tsujuko Fish Markets, the Geeky boys district, the Kamo Soccer Shop...plus more! Yasuko also provided us with practical tips on catching trains and manners - invaluable during the rest of our trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to be with your family as guide. We enjoyed everything we'd seen and experienced. I look forward to seeing your grown-up boys at Tokyo Olympics in 2020!

Taylor Flores

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- a full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Nov 15/13

Yasuko was really easy to understand and super flexible. She taught us the Tokyo subway systems so well that we got around Japan without issue. She has a bubbly personality and conversation with her is very natural. We were sad when our tour was over!

Robin deWolfe

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- a full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Nov 4/13

Yasuko spent a rainy day with my daughter and I,in Tokyo. We were lucky enough to be there, during the 7-5-3 celebration, which she explained to us. We were fascinated by the outfits the children wore. By our last stop, it had stopped raining. We went to the Mejii Shrine. The sun was peeking through the trees,the colors were beautiful, it wasn't crowded because it was the end of the day and the icing on the cake was we were also lucky enough to witness three traditional wedding processions. Great job!

Yves Nadeau

Canada
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- a full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Nov 1/13

We enjoyed our day with Yasuko, as she led us safely through the overcrowded Tokyo subway during the morning rush hour and she took us to key landmarks throughout the city. She was very knowledgeable about Tokyo and was able to answer our questions as we were progressing through different sites. She even gave me some ideas for a next visit and I intend to see her again when I will return to Tokyo. She is a very dynamic woman who adapted to our slower pace during the tour.

Susan Mcnealy

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- a full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Oct 16/13

Yasuko was wonderful!!! We had a great time exploring Tokyo with her. We will definitely call her next time we are in town!!!!

Yury Ablin

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- a full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Jun 13/13

Yasuko was able to provide a great tour for us despite a rainy day in Tokyo. We would not have been able to see the highlights of Tokyo without her guidance. Lunch was fun and we had a great day overall!

Barbara Foster

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- a full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: May 11/13

We had a custom tour as we wanted to see Old Tokyo and a glass cutting factory. It was a rainy day but we were still able to see a lot. She was so pleasant to be around and had printed pictures of different things which really enhanced our experience. We would book with her again and had a great time even in the rain!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is about a year since you have had the first tour in Tokyo. I was so happy to meet you and your daughters in the airport. Thank you for choosing my tours again!

Nikie Obal

Australia
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- a full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: May 7/13

The guide was very good. She was very attentive with our 3 yr old daughter. We had a wonderful time. 5 stars

Melissa Chen

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- a full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: May 6/13

My sister and I greatly enjoyed our all-day tour. Yasuko was always pleasant, knowledgeable, and thoughtful. We went to 5 locations of our choice, Yasuko planned the trip so that we went to each location when they were not overcrowded, yet she was extremely flexible and encouraged us to move at our own pace so we never felt rushed. Once she got to know us better she made suggestions of other locations that we may be interested in, including restaurants within our budget. Thank you Yasuko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank your for your warm comments. You opened your mind and showed so much interest for everything. It was my great pleasure to take you and your sister around Tokyo.

Robert Franco

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- a full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: May 3/13

Yasuko was terrific. She sequenced the tour to avoid the crowds, she took us to great eateries, she always had a smile on her face, she did everything thing she could to ensure that we had a good time, and she was a lot of fun. Even after the tour, she sent an email with directions in Japanese for us to show to the taxi driver to ensure that he dropped us off on the right side of the train station. It was like touring with an old friend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so happy to meet you and your family. I felt at home to accommodate people from Illinois also.

John Wooden

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- a full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Apr 19/13

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: John Wooden's comment is as follows. "I thoroughly enjoyed my "Best of Tokyo" tour with Yasuko. It didn't take her long to figure out what it was I "really" wanted to see and do. She improvised here and there, including things I would have overlooked, so that my time with her was thehighlight of my 2 weeks inJapan. Her enthusiasm is genuine, her English superb and her knowledge ofTokyo, both past and present, made the city come alive for me. " Thank you for a 5-star comment! from Yasuko

Lauren Berger

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- a full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Apr 6/13

Yasuko provided us with a quality tour of Tokyo. Her welcoming personality and energy were a perfect match for us and our expectations. We covered a lot of ground, learned a lot about the amazing city of Tokyo, and would highly recommend her tour to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice comments. Since you were interests in seeing both "touristic highlights" and "non-touristic, old neighborhood" in one day, we travelled across Tokyo from south to north. Enthusiasm beat a time limit.

Damian P.

Australia
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- a full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Apr 2/13

Yasuko was very professional, knowledgeable and easy to get along with. She was very accommodating in meeting our needs and made our day-trip a great base for further exploration of Tokyo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for nice comments. Since Tokyo was your last sightseeing place after a long holiday in Japan, I did my best to fulfill each of family member's request. One day in Tokyo is short but we did a lot for sure!

Marieanne Burley

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- a full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Apr 1/13

Yasuko did a great job with my family on our unconventional touring day. We visited some Sumo Stables and also the Sumo museum. There is NO WAY to see a Sumo Wrestling training session without a guide. Yasuko was terrific at getting us into this very private community. She guided us to a delicious lunch in Akibahara and helped my son buy a cell phone. Yasuko is well traveled, well read, and has great English skills. I can recommend her without reservation

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful comments. I feel happiest as guide when I meet such a warm-hearted family. I am wishing your son's success in studying Japan.

Allan Campbell

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- a full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Mar 30/13

Yasuko was wonderful. She gave us a great introduction to Tokyo and showed us some fantastic locations. We particularly appreciated the finer points that she taught us: stand on the left on the escalator, buy the all day multi-line subway pass, great places to eat, and a free Kabuki experience. I heartily recommend her as a tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for nice comments. I am glad to know that you enjoyed behaving like Japanese locals do. That's the way to do it while travelling!

James L.

Naples, FL, United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- a full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Mar 28/13

Yasuko was wonderful! There were 4 of us, all first-timers to Tokyo, and she made sure all options were open to us. Very accommodating and polite. We saw all the highlights, plus all the "inside places" that made being with her so special. Yasuko's English is not what I would call "advanced". Her very strong accent made "active" listening necessary; a casual conversation would not be easy. However, that's minor. Her effort and charm made up for that. I can't wait to return and use Yasuko, for sure! Thanks

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your cute comments. It was my great pleasure to work with four individuals from the Big Apple.

James L.

Naples, FL, United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- a full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Mar 27/13

Yasuko was wonderful! There were 4 of us, all first-timers to Tokyo, and she made sure all options were open to us. Very accommodating and polite. We saw all the highlights, plus all the "inside places" that made being with her so special. Yasuko's English is not what I would call "advanced". Her very strong accent made "active" listening necessary; a casual conversation would not be easy. However, that's minor. Her effort and charm made up for that. I can't wait to return and use Yasuko, for sure! Thanks

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your cute comments. It was my great pleasure to work with four individuals from the Big Apple.

Michelle Heck

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- a full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Mar 9/13

What a great day! I had never been to Tokyo and Yasuko introduced me to so many new things. I was really impressed on how adaptable she was and noticed what interested me and steered me in that direction. She gave me a wonderful explanation of the subway/train system so I could more easily explore when I was on my own. We had a sushi near the fish market and a fun Shabu Shabu lunch and she knew all the great places to go that weren't mobbed by tourists and were authentically Japanese.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice comments. Your appreciation is my inspiration to work even harder!

Alex S.

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- a full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Mar 4/13

This was our second day of touring Tokyo with Yasuko. We reiterate our highly complimentary review of the first day, but wish to add that we greatly enjoyed talking to and spending time with Yasuko. She was very flexible and worked hard to fit the tour to our priorities and tastes. We wish to thank her for making our two days of touring so delightful and educating us about Tokyo in a way that enabled us to better enjoy the rest of our stay there.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again. I always remember your words when I accommodate guests from the world.

Alex S.

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- a full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Mar 3/13

Yasuko guided us through the best of Tokyo with an exciting itinerary, clear English, historical perspective and cultural and culinary insights and recommendations that greatly enhanced our enjoyment and appreciation of this fabulous city. My wife and I strongly recommend her to the discerning tourist, business executive or other visitor interested in learning to get around and understand Tokyo's treasures.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. Your words struck a chord in my heart. I am happy to learn that you found things invisible and valuable.

Janice Shaw

Canada
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- a full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Feb 23/13

Yasuko was amazing! My list of things I wanted to see & do was incredibly long and not only did she keep track but on this, my last day in Tokyo, she managed to find a way to do and see things that had been important to me but that I had given up on because I felt there just wasn't enough time. As a result, my last day in Tokyo was full of pleasant surprises and a real treat.

Janice Shaw

Canada
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- a full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Feb 20/13

Yasuko's connections, knowledge and persistence provided us with beautiful surprises one of which was enabling us to watch a Sumo Wrestling training session. As we were arriving, another foreigner was refused entry. Says it all. Another bonus: Yasuko was wonderful company and has a great sense of humour. She also lives in Tokyo and consequently, knows the city really, really well. An absolutely excellent guide for us.

Janice Shaw

Canada
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- a full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Feb 17/13

Yasuko was the perfect guide for us. I found her to be very flexible, resourceful and knowledgeable. What I really appreciated right from the beginning was that she tried to make the day varied while ensuring that we saw and did what we wanted. her experience and preparation ensured that we thoroughly enjoyed our visit from the first day onwards.

Mark Genovese

Australia
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- a full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Dec 28/12

Yasuko was wonderful and helped get our holiday off to a great start. She designed our tour to suit our preferences and her knowledge on each location and how to get there allowed us to cover more in one day than we could have hoped for. Yasuko also helped us with our plans for the rest of our stay which was an added bonus. I would highly recommend her to any traveler to Tokyo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Year end is the busiest time. so wherever we go, we saw special features for the coming year. I am glad to know you enjoyed a real Tokyo by walking on main and back streets.

Jason Zettl

Australia
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- a full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Nov 28/12

Very impressed with Yasuko. She had an excellent level of knowledge and was very easy to get along with. She arrived at our hotel on time and was flexible with plans and ideas that we wanted to include in the tour. Excellent level of English and only too happy to give us advice on other travel plans we had whilst in Tokyo. Would definitely recommend her to anyone thinking of doing this tour.

Lawrence Oster

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo - private tours for Lawrence Oster family, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Oct 3/12

My wife and I spent three consecutive days with Yasuko in late September. Her command of English is very good and she both suggested sites for us to visit and provided many options from which we could choose. I recommend her highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Doc, thank you for grading me A+. I will keep learning in order to meet the high expectations.

Heidi von der Rosen

Mexico
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- a full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Sep 22/12

wonderful!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the concise but powerful word. It contains everything like a small universe!

Geoffrey Chase

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- a full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: May 29/12

I had a great experience with Yasuko and would recommend her for tours to anyone. She was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. She also has a lot of stamina; we did a lot of walking in one day! I came away from my one day in Tokyo looking forward to returning. I was impressed with the city and, because of Yasuko's assistance, came away much more aware of the great opportunities Tokyo has to offer.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for giving me the best grade. It was a delightful afternoon, so the tour became intensive. It seems to me that you touched the right Tokyo.