Susan EslickUnited States
We would give Nobu 5 stars! He was very helpful and showed us many sights. We asked lots of questions that he was able to answer them all. He explained the subway system while we used it and that was great. He also has a nice sense of humor.
Jane ForbesToronto, ONTARIO, Canada
Nobu was friendly, informative and flexible. He was able to customize our Tokyo tour as we progressed through the day. We enjoyed his clear explanations of sites like the Meiji Shrine and comparison between Shintoism and Buddhism, and his sense of humour. Nobu easily answered all of our questions and he shared a little of his own background. Travel was smooth and the pace was perfect. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at an excellent soba restaurant. We are happy to give Nobu our highest recommendation!
Patrick SkiddsUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your wonderful ratings. I had a great time with you!
Susan ZisesUnited States
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 why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our guides’ normal high standards.
Mei StantonUnited States
Nobuhide is a excellent guide. He is very knowledgable, friendly and helpful.
Barbara DoyleUnited States
Nobu was a fantastic guide! We really liked the mix of sights he took us to -a beautiful shrine and temple, park with landscaping,water and rock features, young people's street with shops, lunch at the "best" sobu noodle restaurant, and last was going to be department store bottom level food court. He did a wonderful job explaining customs and cultural nuances. He also showed us how to use the subway system which helped the whole rest of our time in Tokyo. He is very engaging and knowledgeable.
Richard MattiesUnited States
Nobu was excellent tour leader, and with our scheduling input, took us to the places in Tokyo we wanted to go. Only criticism was his choice for lunch; seemed very expensive to us, and took a lot of time (which resulted in visiting one fewer site during our tour).
Nanette F.United States
Sorry this is so late. Our tour was fantastic. Would highly recommend Nobuhide!
We opted for a personal guide as we didn't want to go with a general tour that didn't satisfy us. Nobu-san was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and patient. Worth recommending.
Richard PostanceUnited Kingdom
Nobu was our guide for Tokyo on our first full day in Japan and all five of us (Mum, Dad, Daughter 13, Sons 11 & 8) thought Nobu did an excellent job of not just showing us around the sights of Tokyo but helping us to access both Tokyo and Japan. For example, teaching us how to ask for the check/bill in a Japanese restaurant or to use the subway. Nobu has good English, a warm, but not overbearing style, and his tour was the foundation of an amazing experience in this horizon expanding county.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Richard-san, Thank you very much for your warm comment and excellent ratings. It was fun walking with you and your family. I was glad to hear that you have enjoyed the tour and Japan!
Stephen P.Washington, DC, United States
Nobu gave us a very nice tour. He provided helpful context throughout our time with him. In addition to the Tokyo must sees, he showed us some off the beaten path sights. Nobu also found us a very good, charming, and well-priced local restaurant in Shinjuku. I wholeheartedly recommend him for your time in Tokyo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Steve-san, thank you very much for your wonderful comment and the ratings. I really enjoyed today walking with you. I hope you enjoy your cruise with your mother!
Hadi Sutrisno TjiangIndonesia
Patient, friendly, responsible and helpful. I would certainly recommend Nobuhide-san.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your quick and wonderful comment and the rating. I hope your tour will be enjoyable one and I cross my fingers for you for the fine weather.
Miriam R.United States
Guide ( Nobuhide) was very knowledgeable, informative and spoke English very well.
Suzanne WojcikUnited States
Nobu made no consideration of the weather to alter plans and was caught in hours of deluge and blocks extra walking as he seemed to not know where he was going when he picked me up, subway vs. train. The fish market was unsafe with the floods (3-4 inches of running flood water). While he was nice, it really didn't live up to my expectations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I have learned that there are lots of different types of people. Thank you for your comment, anyway.
Chris EsguerraUnited States
A nicely paced tour. Nobu took in our preferences and tailored our tour to experiencing Tokyo from an insider's perspective. Had a great lunch and got to taste monja as well. Thanks Nobu!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Chris-San, Thank you very much for your wonderful comment. It was like a eating tour but really enjoyed with you and your friend. I hope you will enjoy your rest of your tour!
Thank you so much Nobu for such a great first day in Tokyo. We all really enjoyed the day especially the great pancake restaurant you took us to for lunch. Your help with the underground tickets etc was invaluable and your knowledge of the history was just what we wanted!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your wonderful comment, Yvette-san. I was really fun with your family and I am happy if you have enjoyed your tour in Japan.
Wonderful tour of Tokyo. We had never been to Tokyo before and Nobuhide gave a great insight into the city and we had thoroughly wonderful tour including a tea ceremony. Considering how busy Tokyo is we managed to see and visit lots of places. Would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Tokyo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Robert-San, thank you very much for your wonderful rating and comment. I am happy to hear that you have enjoyed the tour and brought back good memories with you. Hope to see you again!
David BaumUnited States
Nobu was punctual, knowledgable and a wonderful guide. He provided valuable insights and we enjoyed our time with him immensely. Aria to Nobu!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: David-San, I enjoyed a tour with you. Especially seke joint at Asakusa was fun. Thank you very much!
Peter HughesUnited Kingdom
Excellent guide. Insightful and very helpful helped orientate us to all things Tokyo! Unhurried, professional and met our expectations! Gave us added information/knowledge we would have otherwise not found out. Highly recommended. Thanks you, Nobu-San!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Pete-San Thank you very much for your excellent comment. I enjoyed walking with you and Tony. I hope that we can meet again!
Neil TaylorUnited States
Enjoyed the tour but many places closed as it was New Year's Day! Not too many places open for lunch either!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your excellent rating. Though most of the places were closed, I hope you have enjoyed he day. Please have safe flight home!
Gerald TywoniukTustin, CA, United States
Nobu did a great job as our tour guide on our first day ever in Japan! He listened to our needs during the day. Thanks Nobu!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gerald-San, It seems like you have enjoyed your first visit to Japan. I am happy to hear that. Also thank you very much for your wonderful ratings. Hope to see you someday!
Wonderful having Nobu-San guide us on our first visit to Tokyo. He is knowledgeable and we learnt many interesting facts about the culture and history of Japan. We enjoyed the most the sake tasting, touring the Meiji Shrine and the Tsukiji market.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Francis-San for your wonderful comment. I am happy to hear that your first trip was enjoyable one.
Nobuhide was a very knowledgeable and fun guide for our afternoon in Tokyo. He was very timely, showed us a lot of different aspects of life in Tokyo and made sure when we departed that we were properly oriented as to where we were headed for dinner. Very kind of him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment.
Sonny AbesamisUnited States
Nobu was a great guide. We've already seen the sights of Tokyo so we wanted something more off the beaten track. He took us to the Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens which was great. Then he asked where else we wanted to go. Since the Edo-Tokyo Architecture Museum was far away, it would be great to have a guide take us there and navigate through the trains. After multiple stops and a bus ride, we got to the place and it was wonderful. There was a guide there so he translated for us. Thank you Nobu.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sonny-San, Thank you very much for giving me a great ratings. It was really fun walking with you and it was not bad way to walk around in the rain. Please enjoy rest of your stay!
Donna WilsonUnited States
Two wonderful days with Nobu in Tokyo. He took us to a combination of peaceful parks , temples, and even a special cafe complete with cats. Super guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your wonderful rating and comment. I really enjoyed the days with you. Playing with cats and playing with koi carps were fun. Hope to see you again.
Naomi AdsitUnited States
It was one of the best experiences of our lives! Nobuhide (Nabu-san) was a very experienced, professional and friendly guide. He went out of his way for my sons and their interests, as well as, our own. A good choice in our decision for Tokyo. If you don't speak the language, you really need a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your wonderful comment. It was really fun walking with your family. Especially it was fun when we went to the "maid cafe". Please say hello to your family.
David PhillipsUnited Kingdom
Excellent guide wth very good knowledge
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your excellent comment. it was really fun walking with you.
Dana AlkharratUnited Arab Emirates
Nubo has a great personality. but we expected more from a tour guide. he did not come with a plan, he was a bit confused with the tranportation options. he took us to the dance festival though and it was a great pick! i think he will benifit from this comment and be more organized. thank you very much anyway.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank-you for your advice, I will take your comments into consideration to better my tours for the future.
Jesus Gustavo Cuan FongMexico
Excellent time in Tokyo, just as a personalized tour should be: no schedules arranged or fixed time/sites to visit. Gave me the point of view of this city feeling like a local and guided by one. Now I have a friend in Tokyo, Thanks Nobu!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Gustavo-san. Thank you so much for your kind words and your generosity. I really enjoyed our time together showing you the sights and having "Cold Sake". Cheers, Nobu
Maria Lourdes Del RosarioPhilippines
Nobu-san has great communication skills and very informative. Patient with the children. Open and receptive to our needs being a multi-generation family. Shared a lot of knowledge in the areas we visited. We all had a great time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Maria-San, we had a very fun time. Thant you so much. Children are so cute, too. Hope to meet you again!
Grant CloseNew Zealand
The visit to the fish market was very interesting. However, it would have been good for a more complete overview as to how the market works; when the fish arrive, who attends the auctions, what happens in terms of distribution etc. A good opportunity to make it alive! Easy to add on sushimi breakfast too.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments. Mr. Grant was always ahead of his wife making it impossible for me to explain the market in depth to both of them. After the fish market his wife asked me about the flower auction, I offered to take them there but they declined it. They asked to be taken to a furniture shop, after trying calling the store with no success, we decided to go to the address she had and apparently the shop was not in business anymore. They were disappointed and asked to be taken to their hotel.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: This review came to us and to the guide as a shock, since Nobu has such a great history with us. After forwarding to the customer our guide's account of the events, Mr Close informed us that his review reflects the fact that his party was not able to connect well with the Nobu due to a possible cultural difference.
Jeff HumphreyUnited States
Excellent English. Our tour was "Tokyo 101" by choice, so there was not much opportunity for advanced discussion of history or culture, but we spent much of the afternoon at a special exhibit of Ukiyo-e at the Edo Museum which was thrilling. Nobu was pleasant, funny, knowledgeable and ready to tailor our day to our needs. Thanks, Nobu. Jeff
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jeff-San, I really enjoyed that date. I was surprised about your knowledge of Japanese history and culture. Thank you very much.
We very much enjoyed the tour given by Nobu-San . He related extremely well to our children and understood what would be of interest to them and readily adapted the tour to meet our needs. We felt that we got great insight into our areas of interest and Nobu-San was very happy to answer any questions about Tokyo in general. Nobu-San went out his way to ensure we got Sumo tickets and made it there. We would recommend Nobu-San and tours by locals to our friends and family.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Melamie-San, it was very fun walking with you and your children. They were so cute! I am happy to hear that you have enjoyed the tour.
Excellent guide. Coped well with our small family group including 2 kids aged 12 and 8 years. Well informed. Excellent language skills. Really enjoyed the day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. I really enjoyed walking with you. I'm happy to hear that you have enjoyed!