Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Tokyo Japan by Tour Guide Hirohisa S. (Guide #14527)


Michael Burke

United States
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Tour: #206618, One Day in Tokyo - By Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 1/18

Hirohisa is excellent! Great communication before our tour to determine our areas of interest. He expertly addressed our interests in exploring the history and culture of Japan and Tokyo. He suggested a subway day pass that allowed us to travel easily between sites in air-conditioned comfort during a heat wave. Hirohisa's English is excellent and it was truly our pleasure to spend the day with him. Book your tour now, if he is available!

Michael S.

United States
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Tour: #206618, One Day in Tokyo - By Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 29/18

I gave a detailed description of our half-day tour with Hiro. We spent a total of a day and a half with him, which was a pleasure. We saw every major sight in Tokyo and had a great time. I would highly recommend touring with him. His English and knowledge of Tokyo is excellent.

Michael S.

United States
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Tour: #211382, Half Day In Tokyo - A Special Tour By A Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 28/18

My 18-year old son and I spent a day and a half with Hiro and had a great time. We saw every major sight and neighborhood in Tokyo and learned our way around the city and subway/train system. Hiro is very knowledgeable about Tokyo history and contemporary culture. His English is excellent and it was a pleasure to spend the time with him. He was also flexible and creative in coming up with good indoor options when a big rainstorm threatened to swamp our tour.

Colby Clegg

United States
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Tour: #211382, Half Day In Tokyo - A Special Tour By A Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 17/18

We had an enjoyable tour with Hiro, who showed us a nice variety of sights in Tokyo. We covered several distinct parts of the city, and had some nice conversations about Japanese history and modern day issues.

Mark Leonard

Canada
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Tour: #211382, Half Day In Tokyo - A Special Tour By A Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 1/18

Intelligent, nuanced, patient.

Mike J.

Canada
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Tour: #195638, Full Day In Tokyo With A Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 21/18

Hiro was a fantastic tour guide, the best I have ever had in any global city I have visited. He was very knowledgeable concerning all the sites we visited, providing the necessary context so we could fully understand what we were looking at. Given his maturity and extensive prior work experience, he also provided many insights into the Japanese culture and peoples which I greatly appreciated. It was a very well organized tour to see the key historic sites of Tokyo in one day.

Clive Ayling

United Kingdom
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Tour: #206618, One Day in Tokyo - By Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 4/18

What an amazing day. Hirohisa is professional and helpful and loves his work. A mine of information and energy, he made sure that we had an incredible experience. Brilliant job Hiro !

Susan Wauer

Geneva, ILLINOIS, United States
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Tour: #268978, Tokyo Suburbs - Kamakura & Yokohama - Full Day - By Private Guide, Kamakura, Japan    view tour
Date: May 3/18

Susan Wauer

Geneva, ILLINOIS, United States
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Tour: #206618, One Day in Tokyo - By Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 2/18

There is no better way to see a new city and get a flavor of its population than to ride the subway. Hiro recommended a one day ticket and we've gotten our "yens" worth. Hiro is a knowledgeable guide who passes on his love of country through history, politics, dynasty and every day life. So glad he's leading us through the city.

James Williams

United States
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Tour: #206614, Jiyugaoka Special - Hidden Jowel of Tokyo - By Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 1/18

At our request the agenda of the day was changed. We appreciated the flexibility.

James Williams

United States
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Tour: #195638, Full Day In Tokyo With A Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 30/18

James Williams

United States
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Tour: #268978, Tokyo Suburbs - Kamakura & Yokohama - Full Day - By Private Guide, Kamakura, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 29/18

James Williams

United States
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Tour: #211382, Half Day In Tokyo - A Special Tour By A Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 28/18

Due to some unforeseen issues, ship docking in an unusual location and lack of wifi access by myself, the initial appointment could have become impossible. The guide, Hirohisa, took independent action and resolved a very difficult situation. Special appreciation is extended to him.

William Hamm

United States
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Tour: #195638, Full Day In Tokyo With A Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 19/18

Hiro was outstanding! He planned a terrific itinerary for us, but kept it flexible so that we could add-on to it. He is full of information about Tokyo and the venues we visited, as well as about Japanese culture in general. He also has a good sense of humor. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent with him. An added bonus: Hiro took us to an excellent tempura restaurant for lunch. We can't remember a better tempura meal, in or out of Japan. His English is superb. A++

Montserrat Costa

Mexico
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Tour: #211382, Half Day In Tokyo - A Special Tour By A Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 18/18

Had a lovely morning, Hiro is very knowedgable, speaks good english and answered my million questions!! Definitely recommend him

Belinda Stevenson

Reedy Creek, NSW, Australia
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Tour: #211382, Half Day In Tokyo - A Special Tour By A Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 13/18

Hirohisa S (Guide No.14527) Speaks excellent English. Friendly, courteous, and gives a very interesting tour. Very knowledgable and informative. A great pleasure to spend another day with and would recommend him to any one looking for a tour around Tokyo. If you are coming to Tokyo book Hiro he is a great bloke.

Belinda Stevenson

Reedy Creek, NSW, Australia
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Tour: #211382, Half Day In Tokyo - A Special Tour By A Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 12/18

We have just had the pleasure of having Hirohisa take us on a half day tour of Tokyo. He speaks and understands English perfectly and was very knowledgeable in all the sights he took us to. He offered us a locals insight in to Tokyo, not only seeing the main attractions but showing us a locals life. He showed us more in four hours than we would ever see by ourselves in four days. We would highly recommend Hiro's tours and we will certainly book him again in the future. Thanks so much for a great day

Marcus Marland

United Kingdom
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Tour: #211382, Half Day In Tokyo - A Special Tour By A Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 8/18

Great way to get to know Tokyo. Really enjoyable few hours with the very knowledgable and well informed Hiro.

Kim Takamiyashiro

Huntington Beach, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #195638, Full Day In Tokyo With A Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 31/18

Excellent tour guide. Hiro was prompt, knowledgeable, flexible and attentive to our needs. He took us to be best places for viewing the cherry blossoms. We have already passed on his information to friends for their trip to Japan.

Erik Lynum

Canada
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Tour: #195638, Full Day In Tokyo With A Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 29/18

We had a great day with Hiro. Thanks for showing us your city and explaining many things about the city, culture, and traditions.

Brian Webber

Los Angelesq, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #268978, Tokyo Suburbs - Kamakura & Yokohama - Full Day - By Private Guide, Kamakura, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 28/18

Hiro is the most amazing guide we have ever had on Toursbylocals! He spent 3 days with us and literally showed us all that Tokyo has to offer. He made very good use of our time and really knows how to navigate the city. We also visited the KamaKura area with him. He is very fluent in English and incredibly knowledgable about the history of Japan, the shrines and the temples. He was so great with my wife and 3 children as we navigated the Tokyo subway and train system! My wife says he looks like a GQ model

Brian Webber

Los Angelesq, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #195638, Full Day In Tokyo With A Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 27/18

Hiro is the most amazing guide we have ever had on Toursbylocals! He spent 3 days with us and literally showed us all that Tokyo has to offer. He made very good use of our time and really knows how to navigate the city. We also visited the KamaKura area with him. He is very fluent in English and incredibly knowledgable about the history of Japan, the shrines and the temples. He was so great with my wife and 3 children as we navigated the Tokyo subway and train system! My wife says he looks like a GQ model

Brian Webber

Los Angelesq, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #206618, One Day in Tokyo - By Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 26/18

Hiro is the most amazing guide we have ever had on Toursbylocals! He spent 3 days with us and literally showed us all that Tokyo has to offer. He made very good use of our time and really knows how to navigate the city. We also visited the KamaKura area with him. He is very fluent in English and incredibly knowledgable about the history of Japan, the shrines and the temples. He was so great with my wife and 3 children as we navigated the Tokyo subway and train system! My wife says he looks like a GQ model

Perry Richardson

Australia
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Tour: #211382, Half Day In Tokyo - A Special Tour By A Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 24/18

Hiro was excellent very accomodating and knowledgeable his English was very good/ fluent. Have a list to provide prior to get the most. Great value for money, particularly if your on a tight time schedule as we were.

Cindy Langenfeld

United States
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Tour: #211382, Half Day In Tokyo - A Special Tour By A Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 13/18

Hiro is a very knowledgeable guide with a keen understanding of Japanese history,Shintoism, Buddhism,commerce & world affairs plus a passion for teaching. His English is flawless. I highly recommend him. I would also like to acknowledge Adam, Tour Connection Specialist, who was immensely helpful,patient & kind as he efficiently helped me to reschedule at the last minute. His coordination with the Guides made everything run smoothly. I am excited to discover "Tours by Locals"; will definitely use again!!

Laura Wright

United States
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Tour: #206618, The Attractions of Tokyo in 6 Hours! - By Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 10/18

Hiro was an excellent guide in Tokyo. We wanted to see as much as we could in one day and he did a wonderful job. We saw everything and he was so knowledgeable. We learned so much about Japan's history and culture. We highly recommend Hiro, you will not be disappointed.

Joseph Stanley

United States
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Tour: #211383, Two Days In Tokyo & Kyoto - By A Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 2/18

Vicki Moritz

Australia
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Tour: #211382, Half Day In Tokyo - A Special Tour By A Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 26/17

Hirohisa was an excellent guide, knowledgeable and friendly. He tailored our 1/2 tour to meet our needs very well. Recommended.

Warren Holmes

United States
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Tour: #195638, Full Day In Tokyo With A Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 18/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is greatly regretted that the transit methods & places to visit have not been perfectly agreed upon until the end of the tour. Taxi/ cab rides might have been frequently offered to spend less time on the subways. The places to visit must have been revised against the standard itinerary in the tour details. Considering this comment, future bookings for this particular tour will be accepted after the transit methods (subways/ trains) and the client's wish list for the exact places to visit are confirmed.

David Whitcomb

United States
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Tour: #206618, The Attractions of Tokyo in 6 Hours! - By Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 7/17

Robert Oliva

United States
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Tour: #195638, Full Day In Tokyo With A Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 4/17

Hirohisa is a great tour guide . We went over the itinerary to prioritize our visits. My wife was not feeling well today and he was very flexible and kind with our schedule. Took various breaks but we still saw the sights we wanted to see. We highly recommend him.

Cruz Ramos Flores

Germany
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Tour: #211382, Half Day In Tokyo - A Special Tour By A Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 28/17

Wonderful tour adapting to our wishes; had a wonderful time during a very private and homey tea ceremony.

Kat Moran

United States
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Tour: #195638, Full Day In Tokyo With A Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 19/17

Hiro was kind and generous with his time and energy. Our group enjoyed his tour and we learned much about the area. Though the weather was inclement, it did not impact the quality of the tour or Hiro's willingness to address all of our questions.

Jeff L.

United States
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Tour: #189642, Highlight in Tokyo - As per your choice of the citi's attractions - By A Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 15/17

Hiro was a terrific guide, easy going, and informative. We enjoyed our day with him touring Tokyo and learning the area's history.

Ramune Sileikyte

Canada
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Tour: #206615, 180 Minutes In Tokyo With Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 13/17

Ronald Ostrowski

United States
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Tour: #195638, Full Day In Tokyo With A Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 26/17

Hiroshisa was an excellent guide. He orchestrated a wonderful introduction to the city of Tokyo with a balance of historical and contemporary sites. He also balanced the types of sites from religious to governmental, from commercial to environmental. As well, he helped us understand and navigate the subway and train system. Finally, he was helped us understand cultural norms that differ from those in the US. After our day with Hiro, we were more comfortable guests in this energetic and beautiful city.

Andrew Davis

Australia
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Tour: #268978, Tokyo Suburbs - Kamakura & Yokohama - Full Day - By Private Guide, Kamakura, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 13/17

Hiro went to a big effort to tailor my tour to me needs. It was fantastic to see so much in one day.

Krishan Bhalla

United Kingdom
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Tour: #195638, Full Day In Tokyo With A Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 2/17

Hiro was knowlegeable, friendly and gave an incredibly enjoyable tour. Always happy to answer our questions with vigor. Many thanks, Krishan, Laura, and Jukka

Laurie B.

United States
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Tour: #206618, The Attractions of Tokyo in 6 Hours! - By Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 15/17

Kimberly Werner

United States
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Tour: #206618, The Attractions of Tokyo in 6 Hours! - By Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 13/17

Hiro-San was an excellent tour guide. He customized the tour for us, and we were able to see many things in our short 6 hour day. It was the perfect way to start our visit to Japan (keeping busy certainly helped us push through the jet lag!) Even though the Tsukiji fish market was closed, we were still able to visit the many shops surrounding the market and had an amazing lunch in a small restaurant.

Gary Cohen

Congers, NY, United States
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Tour: #211383, Two Days In Kyoto - By A Private Guide -, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 11/17

Hiro is an excellent Kyoto tour guide. In addition to explaining the temples, shrines, and the city to us, he was always available to translate written text or spoken Japanese upon request. Our toured events were always running over time, which he helped us manage by prioritizing locations, sights within locations, and even recommending dropping one or two events to allow us to spend more time at other locations. His English is excellent; we highly recommend him to everyone.

Kim Rosenberg

United States
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Tour: #206618, The Attractions of Tokyo in 6 Hours! - By Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 6/17

Hiro was fantastic! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the day. Hiro speaks English perfectly, was highly insightful regarding the historical and cultural significance of the sights we visited. He was efficient, but we never felt rushed and were able to cover all of the items on our agenda during our 6 hour tour. We would highly recommend Hiro as a tour guide! Thank you!

Benjy Messner

United States
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Tour: #195638, Full Day In Tokyo With A Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 3/17

Hiro was great - we learned a ton, had a great time, and had a great introduction to Tokyo. Thank you again!

David Ng

United Kingdom
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Tour: #195638, Full Day In Tokyo With A Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 15/17

Personable, punctual, knowledgeable, affable, entertaining

Ashley Mayo

United States
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Tour: #189642, Highlight in Tokyo - As per your choice of the citi's attractions - By A Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 9/17

Very knowledgeable and great tour guide. Took us to this delicious sushi restaurant. Would definitely recommend.

Michael Shapray

Canada
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Tour: #189642, Highlight in Tokyo - As per your choice of the citi's attractions - By A Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 6/17

Hiro put together a great day touring Tokyo today for our group of 4 from Canada. Highly recommended.

Jacob York

United States
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Tour: #211382, Half Day In Tokyo - A Special Tour By A Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 4/17

Amazing tour guide! I would highly recommended Hiro to anyone thinking about visiting Tokyo. His guided walking/metro tour gave us an opportunity to see all the major landmarks and gain comfortability in circumventing the metro system. Throughout the tour Hiro provided us with amazing historical and cultural information allowing us to have more insight into each place we visited. Thank you Hiro for an amazing afternoon.

Christiaan M.

United States
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Tour: #195638, Full Day In Tokyo With A Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 30/17

My son and I had a fantastic day with Hiro. He was very organized and very knowledgeable. We loved all the sites that we visited and enjoyed getting to know Tokyo with Hiro. I highly recommend this tour for anyone that wants to know all the city has to offer.

James Shuttleworth

United States
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Tour: #195638, Full Day In Tokyo With A Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 25/17

Hiro was an amazing tour guide. I really got a feel for the city, the public transit system, and the culture of Tokyo. I would recommend Hiro to anyone and everyone.

Lisa Carstarphen

United States
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Tour: #211383, Two Days In Kyoto - By A Private Guide -, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 20/17

Our tour with Hiro was amazing. We absolutely would not have seen as much of Kyoto as we did if we tried to do it ourselves. And Hiro's knowledge is limitless. We highly recommend both the tour and Hiro.

Kristen Jaeger

United States
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Tour: #195638, Full Day In Tokyo With A Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 18/17

Peter Wynia

United States
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Tour: #211383, Two Days In Kyoto - By A Private Guide -, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 13/17

One of the best decisions we ever made. Hiro was phenomenal! Professional, knowledgeable, flexible and enjoys what he does. Would recommend to anyone.

Maxwell Holland

Thailand
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Tour: #211382, Half Day In Tokyo - A Special Tour By A Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 22/17

Hiro was wonderful. A professional. Highly recommended.

Michael Hurwitz

United States
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Tour: #206618, The Attractions of Tokyo in 6 Hours! - By Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 13/17

Hiro was our best tour guide in all of Japan. I can't say enough great things about Hiro. Not only is he passionate about the culture and people of his country, but he has a deep knowledge on everything about Japan and is incredibly efficient and detail oriented. Do yourself a favor and hire him if you want a 1-day or multi-day tour....HE IS THE BEST!

Stanley Phillips

United States
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Tour: #206618, The Attractions of Tokyo in 6 Hours! - By Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 11/17

Hiro was on time, and he was a great guide. Learn a lot from him. I am older man and was able to keep up with him easily, lots of walking and lots of rain. But it was great. Would recommend Hiro

William E.

United States
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Tour: #211382, Half Day In Tokyo - A Special Tour By A Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 30/17

Afshan Anjum

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #195638, Full Day In Tokyo With A Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 29/17

Fantastic tour with a very well informed guide.

Maria Scott

United States
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Tour: #268979, Tokyo & Kyoto Three Days By A Private Guide, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 26/17

Hiro was simply amazing. We spent two days in Tokyo and one in Kyoto. He was knowledgeable and provided an exceptional experience. His English is wonderful and he is easy to understand. My husband, 21 year old son and I all loved him.

Dante Albertini

Peru
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Tour: #206618, The Attractions of Tokyo in 6 Hours! - By Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 22/17

Neil Pollock

Canada
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Tour: #206615, 180 Minutes In Tokyo With Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 15/17

5 out of 5 !! Terrific tour Terrific guide Can't wait for tomorrow Hiro is the best !

John Reysa

United States
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Tour: #195638, Full Day In Tokyo With A Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 10/17

Hirohisa was a fantastic tour guide. His knowledge of politics, religion, and business enriched our tour beyond our expectations. He also took interest in the rest of our vacation providing restaurant recommendations and helped us buy train tickets to Kyoto. We would highly recommend Hirohisa!

John Hutson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #206618, The Attractions of Tokyo in 6 Hours! - By Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 24/17

Very prompt, organised and kept time well. Great local knowledge. And, if you are interested, plenty of history and politics mixed in with your tour.

Virgil Bevel

United States
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Tour: #206618, The Attractions of Tokyo in 6 Hours! - By Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 29/16

Saw a lot of Tokyo in a short period of time. Learned how to work the subway and train systems. Without his valuable knowledge we would have been at a lost on how to get around. Hiro is extremely knowledgeable,patient and gracious. Excellent English. My husband, son and I would highly recommend his services.

Virgil Bevel

United States
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Tour: #268978, Tokyo Suburbs - Kamakura & Yokohama - Full Day - By Private Guide, Kamakura, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 28/16

Outstanding tour guide. Hiro is extremely knowledgeable and in general a wonderful person. If we ever return to Japan we would seek Hiro out again.

Kevin Carter

United States
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Tour: #206615, 180 Minutes In Tokyo With Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 22/16

We had only 3 hours with Hiro, but covered a lot in that time. He patiently answered all my questions about Japanese history and Tokyo culture and I found him quite knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend him to others. He worked in a stop to Tokyo Station so my family could exchange our JR Pass Vouchers. Over all very friendly and accommodating.

Ayman Hindy

United States
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Tour: #206614, Jiyugaoka Special - Hidden Jowel of Tokyo - By Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 21/16

Hiro gave my family and I an excellent tour in Jiyugaoka, a lovely part of Tokyo that he knows very well. He was very engaging and we learned a lot from him. If you want to experience Tokyo like the locals do and away from the tourist list, please book this tour. You will enjoy it.

Delaine Duncan

United States
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Tour: #206615, 180 Minutes In Tokyo With Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 17/16

Hiro was an amazing guide! He is very easy to talk to and knowledgeable about Tokyo history and current events. We went on a 3 hour tour on our first day in Tokyo and visited the Tsukiji fish market (and had the best sushi!), Akihabara, and Ameya Yokocho. The tour was a great introduction to popular Tokyo neighbourhoods and we learned how to navigate the subways. Highly recommend!

Martha Demski

San Diego, CA, United States
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Tour: #206618, The Attractions of Tokyo in 6 Hours! - By Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 14/16

This was a great way to see the sites we wanted to see in the amount of time we had. Hirohisa did a great job of providing us with the background of the various sites we visited. His English was much better than we expected. He was very easy to understand. Overall we were very happy with this tour and would recommend it to others.

Jonathan Low

United States
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Tour: #195638, Full Day Tour In Tokyo With Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 20/16

Hiro is an excellent guide. He customizes the tour towards your interests and provides excellent information throughout the experience. Highly recommended!

Sam Gainer

Houston, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #195638, Full Autumn Day In Tokyo With Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 15/16

Hiro could not have been better. He spoke very good English.

Sam Gainer

Houston, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #195638, Full Autumn Day In Tokyo With Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 14/16

Hiro could have not been better. He spoke very good English.

Sam Gainer

Houston, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #195638, Full Autumn Day In Tokyo With Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 13/16

Hiro could not have been better. He spoke great English.

Sam Gainer

Houston, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #268979, Tokyo & Kyoto Three Days In Autumn By Private Guide, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 10/16

Hiro could not have been better. He spoke great English.

Sam Gainer

Houston, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #211382, Autumn In Tokyo - Half Day Tour By A Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 9/16

Hiro could not have been better. He spoke great English.

Gavin Cheah

Australia
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Tour: #206615, 180 Minutes In Tokyo With Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 9/16

Hiro is very knowledgeable, helpful, patient and generous with his time! Highly recommended tour to start your journey in Japan. Best tour guide to date! Arigato, Hiro!

Susan Tuite

United States
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Tour: #195638, Full Autumn Day In Tokyo With Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 29/16

Our day with Hiro was one of the highlights of our two-week trip to Japan. He tailored our tour to our interests and was extremely knowledgeable about the sites we visited. Best of all, he was a great conversationalist and a wonderful source of information about Japan and its contemporary culture. I highly recommend him as a tour guide.

Gaspar Garcia de Paredes M

Panama
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Tour: #206618, The Attractions of Tokyo in 6 Hours! - By Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 28/16

Allison Howitt

United States
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Tour: #211382, Tokyo Half Day With Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 24/16

HIro is a wonderful guide. He allows for flexibility in the scheduling, is open to customizing an itinerary, and tailors the experience to the individual. He comes highly recommended.

Joseph Kazda

United States
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Tour: Tokyo Morning Coffee & One Of Your Favourite Places With Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Oct 24/16

Great tour of the Tokyo fish market. Hiro was knowledgeable about everything we asked especially the difference between Buddhism and Shinto. We are very sure he would be great on more expanded tours in Tokyo. He gave us great advise for the remainder of our stay in Tokyo. BTW his English is excellent.

Marina Aznar Gracia

Spain
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Tour: #206618, The Attractions of Tokyo in 6 Hours! - By Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 19/16

Great introduction to Tokyo and Japanese culture. Hiro is a great guide,we did everything as schedule ,plus he arranged some stuff for us by phone for the following day.

Julianne Kloos

United States
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Tour: #206618, The Attractions of Tokyo in 6 Hours! - By Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 17/16

Hiro was a wonderful guide. We couldn't have had a better day. It was so fun taking the train and subway everywhere. My husband and I were amazed at all that we saw and did in only one day. Terrific experience. Thank you.

John Beaton

United States
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Tour: #211382, Tokyo Half Day Special By Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 15/16

Excellent tour by Hirohisa. I appreciated his pre-tour communications, his prompt arrival at our meeting point in our hotel lobby, and his willingness to modify the tour to best meet our needs.

Winnifred Lee

Australia
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Tour: #211382, Tokyo Half Day With Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 14/16

Hiro was a fantastic guide. His English was excellent. He was easy to communicate with pre- tour and even helped me understand booking for Shinkansen when we were in Australia.He was a great guide in Tokyo - very patient teaching us how to use subway, and he was most flexible with our half day itinerary so that we could stay longer at places of interest for us. He also guided us through the busy Tsukiji Fish market and recommended some great places to buy food. Would highly recommend this gentleman!

Nigel Meeson

Hong Kong
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Tour: #195638, Full Autumn Day In Tokyo With Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 10/16

We had a fun day and saw all the main sites with a good commentary which made it more meaningful, especially the Palace.

Prasanna Malaviya

United States
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Tour: #189642, Tokyo Old New - Shibuya, Omotesando, Meiji Shrine & Aeriall View From 202m High Observatory - Half A Day By Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 4/16

Hiro-san showed up promptly at the appointed time and took us on a Tokyo Old & New half-day tour. He did a very good job of explaining some of the history as well as the contemporary context of the places we toured with him. He customized the tour to our preferences and location of our hotel. The tour was just the right length for usto get an overview and we relied on the information he provided us heavily for the rest of our stay in Tokyo. Excellent English!

Barclay G.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #206618, The Essence of Tokyo in 330 Minutes - By Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 3/16

We enjoyed an excellent introductory walking tour of Tokyo with Hiro. Prior to arrival we communicated by email and he planned an itinerary taking account of our interests and circumstances. He arrived early to meet us in our hotel lobby and finished the tour at the appointed time. He speaks excellent English, is well informed and conducted the tour with humour and professionalism.

Nancy Cain

United States
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Tour: #195638, Full Day Tour In Tokyo With Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 22/16

This was our first trip to Japan. We were very happy with our guide, Hiro. We exchanged ideas by email before we arrived and Hiro was very knowledgeable about his suggestions. We will use Hiro and Tours by Locals again & recommend it to all our friends. He went above and beyond to make our trip an excellent experience. We will come back & hire Hiro again. We have hired guides all over the world. Hiro was one of the best.

Marcus Barber

United States
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Tour: #211379, Tokyo Full Day Special By Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 18/16

The best tour guide ever. A must if you are visiting Tokyo. So personal and friendly. Went out of his way to make everything work

Jan Amies

Australia
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Tour: #206618, The Essence of Tokyo in 300 Minutes - By Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 17/16

We were thankful for Hiro's thoughtfulness in keeping the pace slow as the day was extremely hot. Hiro explained the rail system each time we went to a new line and also amended the tour to suit our particular interests. We really loved seeing the fish market. A little more history about history and culture would have been great.

Neal Guttman

Canada
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Tour: #195638, Full Day Tour In Tokyo With Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 16/16

Carol Sussman-Skalka

United States
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Tour: #206618, The Essence of Tokyo in 330 Minutes - By Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 2/16

Hiro was gracious and energetic! We went all over and covered A lot of sites in the time we had. We also appreciated his help with orienting us to metro and trying to get us a SIM card for our phone. He went out of his way to help! Thank you Hiro!

Kimberly Andrews

United States
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Tour: Tokyo Two Hours Of Your Favourite Places With Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Aug 29/16

Hero was a very flexible and knowledgeable guide who easily adapted to our requests.

Lauren Diener

United States
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Tour: #211382, Tokyo Half Day Special By Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 28/16

Hiro made our short stay in Tokyo worthwhile - his knowledge, charm and pride in his city were evident. Outstanding English. Very congenial but extremely professional. Highly recommended.

Pamela Esposito

United States
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Tour: #206614, Jiyugaoka Special - Hidden Jowel of Tokyo - Half a day By Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 23/16

This tour was great. So close to the center of Tokyo, yet worlds away. Hirohisa was extremely knowledgeable, and his English was excellent.

Stefan Rattunde

Germany
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Tour: #189642, Tokyo Old New - Shibuya, Omotesando, Meiji Shrine & Aeriall View From 202m High Observatory - Half A Day By Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 18/16

Stefan Rattunde

Germany
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Tour: #206618, The Essence of Tokyo in 330 Minutes - By Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 17/16

Helena Alfonzo

United States
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Tour: #206614, Jiyugaoka Special - Hidden Jowel of Tokyo - Half a day By Private Guide -, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 30/16

We took this tour with Hiroisa in order to explore a different part of Tokyo, qnd he did not disappoint us!! We went to a very residential area to see and walk inside a river sanctuary you never imagine it could be inside a Metropolis. Afterwards we visited a small shrine, just close to the river walk and we went to see the commercial life in that part of the city. We felt great, because we spent a few hours like if we were locals.

Melanie Santos

United States
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Tour: #211382, Tokyo Half Day Special By Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 29/16

Hiro-san was flexible, accommodating, and happy to answer our varied questions including those on business culture across the various countries he has lived in. He was most informed and patient. Thank you for having us!

Jennifer Ristic

Australia
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Tour: #195638, The Imperial Palace, Tokyo Station and Marunouchi Building, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 25/16

We really enjoyed our quick tour and our guide Hiro was lovely and very helpful. He created a tour to suit us and our limited time frame. Loved the sites he showed us, we highly recommend using this service.

Alice Goodman

Bethesda, MD, United States
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Tour: #211382, Tokyo Half A Day By Private Guide, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 19/16

I highly recommend Hirohisa - you can be assured that his knowledge of the area and of the transportation system will make your tour go smoothly. I wanted to see three specific places and he planned the 1/2 day tour perfectly. He is easy to talk with and you will feel your time has been well-spent.