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

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Best of Tokyo-a half day tour
Tokyo, Japan
Yasuko N.
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Lincoln McEwen

Australia
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: May 16/18

Our tour didn't quite go to plan as our kids were a bit of a nightmare after a few long days traveling, but yasuko had the patients of a saint! She tried very hard, which we really appreciated. Thank you yasuko!

David Frank

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Mar 30/18

We were very happy with our tour. It was our first day in Japan, and in addition to showing us the areas we asked to see and providing historical and cultural context, she helped to acquaint us with the use of the trains and subways, and gave us excellent advice regarding restaurants and suggestions for the remainder of our too-brief stay. Highly recommended.

Kailla Platt

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Mar 28/18

We had a wonderful tour! We saw several different areas of Tokyo - the old and the new. We enjoyed viewing Cherry Blossoms in different places. Our guide was full of helpful information as well as knowing a lot about the history of Japan.

Dylan Tucker Gangnes

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Jan 31/18

Yasuko is the best! So much fun and extremely knowledgeable. Really appreciate the experience & creating an itinerary that matched our desired day out in Tokyo. Katherine & Dylan Seattle, USA PS LOVE looking back at the fantastic photos you took!

Sally Ellison

United Kingdom
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Dec 29/17

Yasuko was a attentive and fabulous tour guide. She made our visit to Tokyo so special. There is no way we would ever of seen and done all the things we did unless we had a guide and to have her was really great. She guided us around the subway at a speed we could never of done, we did not have to think about anything, we could just enjoy and savor the whole experience. We adjusted our requirements of what we wanted to do the following day and she kindly addressed everything, she was brilliant.

Julianne Grove

Sydney, NSW, Australia
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Jul 9/17

What a privilege to spend time with Yasuko and plan our whole Tokyo stay. Going to places that aren't in the tour guides. We can't recommend Tours by Locals enough. J

Charles Murkofsky

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: May 19/17

David Cumming

United Kingdom
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: May 12/17

Jean Szoko

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: May 2/17

Yasuko was the perfect guide! Not only did we do the scheduled activities but we also made some interesting side stops along the way. She also had checked the current calendar for events and we were able to see a special performance at the Meiji shrine! We really enjoyed our tour.

Sarah F.

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Apr 24/17

It was a pleasure to see Yasuko san again. She is an excellent guide, attentive to every detail of your tour. Her knowledge and guiding skills made our visit to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine even more interesting. She also shepherded us through a marvelous sake tasting, ending up with a visit to a wonderful noren shop so we could get another one for our house. We look forward to spending time with Yasuko again on our next visit to Tokyo.

Linda Johnson

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Apr 11/17

Yasuko was delightful! Knowledgeable, efficient, very pleasant with answers for all of our questions. She quickly ascertained our interests and limitations. Her guidance in choosing which sites to see was essential due to inclement weather.

Mike Immerwahr

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Feb 22/17

Mike Immerwahr

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Feb 21/17

We spent two delightful half-days with Yasuko visiting a few of Tokyo's highlights. Her suggestions and the order in which we visited was perfect, and she was incredibly gracious and attentive throughout, constantly making small adjustments to our itinerary as needed. Cannot recommend her highly enough.

Eleni Tsitsanou

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Dec 23/16

Yasuko adjusted the tour based on my preferences and came well prepared to start our day. She was knowledgeable about the history/culture and patiently answered all my questions. As a person she is really pleasant and made the tour enjoyable and fun. She exceeded my expectations when she provided me with maps of the subway system and game me itinerary alternatives after the tour to be able to go to a particular store the next day. I would highly recommend Yasuko and will contact her for my next visit.

Whitney Blake Nielsen

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Sep 19/16

Yasuko - was very knowledgeable and conscious of our time, we used her for a full day tour and a half day tour and could not have been more pleased.

Morlie Wang

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Jun 30/16

Yasuko was awesome! She was on time friendly and flexible. She took us to Akihabara, Harjukku, Tokyo tower for a half day tour. I would definitely recommend her and use her again. She gave us a good quick overview of everything that we wanted to see so that we could figure out if we wanted to come back to the areas and how to use the subway system. She gave good insider information on little shops and where to eat to save money and where to buy the least expensive stuff. It was definitely worth the money.

Aj Johnstone

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Jun 16/16

Yasuko is an excellent and professional guide. She worked with me on the itinerary for the day, providing her expertise and being clear when she wasn't as familiar with something. This was the second time I have toured with her and I would recommend her without hesitation. She helped the day flow smoothly and we learned so much from her!

Barbara Foster

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Sep 16/15

This was our second day with Yasuko. I love to go to the different stores and do food shopping. It is just remarkable to see everything that they make and sell. Thanks for a great half a day.

Sarah F.

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Apr 17/15

Yasuko is one of those guides you dream of getting. Excellent English and a wonderful ability to change plans quickly. Plus intelligent, a good sense of humor and the ability to help gaijin learn to use the transportation system. We will engage her again the next time we are in Tokyo.

Sarah F.

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Apr 16/15

Yasuko is an excellent guide. She adapts itineraries to your needs and knows an immense amount about Tokyo. She is also linguistically skilled and responsive to the pace of jet-lagged visitors. We thoroughly enjoyed our half-day with Yasuko and will happily book her tours again.

Rebecca M.

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Mar 23/15

We spent 2 days, 4 hours each day, with Yasuko. Yasuko is very friendly and knowledgable! She helped us figure out how to ride the JR Trains and Tokyo subway system, and we were able to get around easily the rest of the week. She took us to Meiji Shrine, Tsukiji Fish Market, Senso-ji Temple, Yanaka Cemetery, a tea ceremony, Akihabara, and more. And she showed us how to get to other places on our own. Thank you Yasuko!!

Janet Jones

Ireland
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Mar 18/15

Yasuko N. is a wonderful guide. She arrived promptly at the hotel, was both educating and entertaining throughout the morning tour and escorted me back to the hotel. I would highly recommend Yasuko and Tours- by-Locals and would definatly use your service again. Thank you

Alice Langston

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Feb 14/15

Yasuko was a pleasure. She was very informative, even suggesting places that we didn't know about. She went above and beyond by checking out where our train was leaving from and making sure we knew how to get there. Her English is excellent making it so easy to communicate with her. She took care of our every need. We would greatly recommend her to be your guide.

Marcus de Guzman

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Dec 22/14

the best couple of hundred bucks I spent in Tokyo. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and spoke English with great proficiency.

Paul Nielsen

Canada
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Nov 11/14

The tour and our tour guide Yasuko were excellent. We booked a 4 hour tour and were able to get all 4 sites that we wanted to see in with a brisk pace and combination of public transportation and taxi. Yasuko managed the pace very well getting us around on a good route and she was very knowledgeable. She spoke english well and it was a pleasant experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback. Meeting in the gate of the station worked well. I also enjoyed showing around attractions of Tokyo.

Viviane Silva

Australia
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Jul 6/14

She was sublime! We had half a day and she pretty much gave me all what I wanted: a good Summer Sunday walk as a local, watching people, flavours, places and shopping (of course!)... She also gave me excellent tips which were great afterwards and as I said to her, I will be back for more! Thank you!

Paul Kerr

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

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for a five-star rating!

Catherine N.

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Dec 8/13

Yasuko is an excellent guide. She targeted areas of particular interest and kept the pace very comfortable. She also provided historical context to better understand Japanese culture.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to take you around Tokyo, including time for finding traditional clothes and watching classic Kabuki drama with you. Thank you for choosing my tour!

Peter Kindblom

Thailand
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour for Peter Kindblom, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Oct 24/13

We had a very Nice tour with Yasuko. We all think she made our trip to Tokyo. She is a very pleasant person and seems to know everything about Tokyo. We can all give her the strongest recommendations. Peter Kindblom

Stephen McMahon

Switzerland
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Oct 15/13

Excellent tour of some real Tokyo contrasts that gave us a great feel for the city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am happy to know that you felt that way. That is suppose to be essence of your tour.

Sheryl Y.

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Jun 20/13

Yasuko had to cancel meeting with us due to a cold. However, she called us to let us know and she also put forth great effort to find a substitute guide for us who met with us a few hours later. We had a nice tour with this person. I ended up falling ill during the tour and had to leave before it was finished. Yasuko (and her substitute) were so concerned about me that Yasuko called me at our hotel the next day to see how I was doing. She is very kind and thoughtful and professional.

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.

Barbara Foster

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: May 12/13

This was our second day and her and it did not rain. We only had a few hours and wanted to shop. She took us to a great shop where the building was the older original Japanese surrounded by modern buildings. What a great shopping place this store was!! We had a GREAT time and would highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I remember you liked the shop last year. I am glad to know that you enjoyed it even more this year.

Katie Aldrich

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Apr 12/13

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for giving me the highest rate. I will keep working to meet the high expectations.

Janice Shaw

Canada
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Feb 19/13

Yasuko always has a plan B which I really appreciated because cities & people don't always do what you want, whether you're from far away with limited time or not. The weather was absolutely awful, but thanks to Yasuko, we started the day at the awe-inspiring St Mary's Cathedral and finished the day at the moving Animal Souls Tower at the Eko-In Temple, making stops at the Sumo Museum in the Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium and the AKB48 shop in Akihabara for example along the way.

Amanda Vincent

Australia
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Jan 16/13

Yasuko was an excellent guide and we enjoyed our tour immensely. We visited the Meiji shrine, Harajuku and Asakusa temple. She made it interesting for 3 adolescent boys and was flexible in our tour plan in that we were able to have a detour on the way to the Asakusa temple to the street that sells the plastic food models and finished by taking us to the boat ramp to take the boat down the river (which I had read about in a guide book)and told us how to return to our hotel from the end of the boat journey.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad to hear that the things worked out well. We did a lot in a half day!

Julie Karl

Australia
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Dec 13/12

Yasuko was very knowlegable and the tour was around what we wanted to see and experience. Would recommend her anytime.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for a warm comment. Despite a cold day (this winter is colder than ever)*, I am glad to know that all your family enjoyed Tokyo. *1C-10C, 34F-50F

Daniel Matthews

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Nov 26/12

I was very pleased with my tour with Yasuko. I was able to see 4 out of the 8 sites Yasuko's recommends --including (1) Asakusa Temple, (2) Akihabara, (3) Harajuku, and (4) Shibuya -- all in a 4-hour tour. Yasuko was good at moving at my pace (which is relatively quick), yet she always took the time to take several great photos of me. Yasuko was great at explaining to me the Tokyo subway system, Japanese customs, and the sheer quirkiness of Akihabara and Harajuku. Thank you, Yasuko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Surely that was the most efficient tour of the year. We hopped from place to place but stopped at the attractions. So there was a pleasing sense of fulfillment. I enjoyed also. Thank you so much for choosing my tour!

Cristina Alejandro

Philippines
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Nov 8/12

Our half-day Tokyo Tour with Yasuko was a very pleasant experience. Yasuko is fluent in English and very knowledgeable about Japanese history and culture. Further, she was flexible and willing to adjust to our schedule and itinerary. We also enjoyed this private tour because we were able to avoid big crowds at the famous tourist spots and therefore take better pictures of the sites. Thank you very much Yasuko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for a five-star comment. I am very happy to know you enjoyed the tour. It was a cold morning. We visited majestic places in Tokyo. They were powerful and you appreciated what they were. So even the air brought a good luck wherever we visited!

Janice Busche

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Jun 30/12

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for choosing my service. It was my pleasure to take you around in Odaiba.

Barbara Foster

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Jun 1/12

We only had 4 hours and wish we had more time as Yasuko took us to were we wanted on this tour and was VERY knowledgeable giving us the history and customs of the people!! I showed her something that I was interested in buying and before the tour was over and she took us to a little shop which is just what I were looking for. Our next trip to Tokyo we will plan to book her. I highly recommend her!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your nice words. Your visiting to Tokyo carried me back to the good old days in Illinois.