Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Tokyo-Japan by Tour Guide Naoko S. (Guide #18400)


Wendy Achoy

Canada
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Tour: #397759, Tokyo Highlight Tour from Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 12/18

Naoko was an excellent guide for our group. Personable,cheerful, knowledgeable and very accommodating, she made the tour of Tokyo very interesting and enjoyable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ms. Wendy Achoy, Thank you so much for your generous rating and comments. I hope you have already recovered from your tiredness and enjoy the last day in Yokohama or Tokyo. Thank you so much again. Best regards, Naoko

Kesley Leighton

Australia
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Tour: #293328, Tokyo Supermarket Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 1/18

Naoko was awesome today. A late flight arrival meant a bit of flexiblility was required, and Naoko took it in her stride, delivering above and beyond. We managed to see everything we wanted to see. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ms. Kesley Leighton, Thank you so much for your generous rating, and for everything yesterday. It was really interesting for me too. I hope we will have a chance to meet when you come back here to Japan. I will send some recommendations after my next tour to Kyoto. Please enjoy the rest of your stay here. Thank you again. Best regards, Naoko

Megan Pickette

United States
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Tour: #397759, Introductory Tokyo Tour with some Highlights, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 20/18

Naoko was a wonderful tour guide. It was our first day in Tokyo (and for most of us, the first day in Japan) and her introduction to the city set us up for a wonderful experience during our travels. Despite rainy conditions, Naoko was able to move us through many areas of the city, teach us the ins and outs of the metro system and allow all of us to learn not only about Tokyo but also about the Japanese culture. She was great with our two teens as well. I would recommend her to friends planning a visit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Megan, Jim, Owen, and Elly, Thank you so much for your generous rating and such kind comments. I really enjoyed travelling around Tokyo with you. Also I am really glad to hear that you enjoyed travelling in other cities! Now you are all expert Japan travellers! So please come back and I will come to see you to say hello! Until then, please take care and enjoy your life. :) Thank you so much again. Best regards, Naoko

Steven Schmidle

United States
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Tour: Tokyo Super Highlight 2018 [Part 1], Tokyo, Japan
Date: May 31/18

Naoko was fantastic! She was flexible, caring, a great communicator, and knew Tokyo well. She also did an amazing job accommodating our two young children, who slowed us down a bit. We hope to keep in touch with Naoko and see her again! I'd give her 10 stars if I could!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Steven, Thank you so very much for your generous rating and comments! I really enjoyed touring with you all, such an amazing family, which is quite memorable for me. I have been already missing you all. I also hope we keep in touch and have another chance to see you soon whichever in the U.S or in Japan. I'd appreciate it if you could remember and enjoy talking even a bit about memory from the Japan trip in your family in your busy daily life. Thank you so much again. Best regards, Naoko

Nancy Smith

Australia
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Tour: #397759, Introductory Tokyo Tour with some Highlights, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 19/18

Naoko was a delightful guide, very helpful in giving a good overview of Tokyo. After a day with her we felt comfortable navigating the subway system. Had we not had the experience with her I am sure we would not have maximized our Tokyo experience. Her english is excellent and she is very comfortable to be with for the day. I would highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ms. Nancy Smith, Thank you so much for your generous comments and rating. Also thank you so much for everything during the tour. I am sorry that the Raku-yaki shop was closed, and I couldn't show you other Raku-yaki shops in Tokyo. I hope you could fully enjoy walking around Tokyo afterwards. Please take care. Thank you so much again. Best regards, Naoko

Thomas Lubba

Germany
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Tour: Traditional Edo City of Kawagoe & Nagatoro Village Tour, Saitama, Japan
Date: Apr 26/18

The two days tour in Kawagoe City and Nagatoro with Naoko was a lot of fun. The bike tour in Kawagoe on the first day was very nice and Naoko showed me a lot of interesting places in the city. The eel lunch was very tasty, too. The tour on the second day in Nagatoro was wonderful, too. Naoko showed me many beautyful places and a great place for tasty shaved ice. The boat tour at the end was exciting and I could watch the beautyful area. During the tours Naoko was very helpful and well informed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Thomas, Thank you so much for your generous rating and such a kind message. I am really glad you enjoyed the tour! I enjoyed the tour with you too. I hope you enjoyed your trip to Niigata too! You have already been to lots of places, but I hope I will be able to show you more places when you have another chance to come to Japan. I'd like to see you soon. Thank you so much again. Best regards, Naoko

Ben Nacorda

United States
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Tour: #397759, Introductory Tokyo Tour with some Highlights, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 1/18

Naoko-san was able to plan out and efficiently scheduled our tour! There would have been no way for me to plan out all the activities and visit all of them in the time allocated. The train stations are very complicated but she was able to teach and help me learn their intricacies. She is also very warm and friendly! I highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ben-san, Thank you so much again for your generous comments. I am sorry it was behind the schedule. After going on the tour for two days, I am missing you all now too. If you have a chance to come back to Japan, I would love to meet you for a cup of coffee. Anyway, it's another nice day today. I hope you are enjoying Hakone and shopping in Gotenba! Also please enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan!! See you again! Best regards, Naoko S.

Ben Nacorda

United States
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Tour: Tokyo Shopping Tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Mar 31/18

Naoko-san is simply amazing!! I was watching other tourists meet their guides in the hotel lobby and it was very business-like. Naoko-san is very warm and friendly in comparison. My kids gravitated to her right away and they felt very comfortable asking her questions about all the places we were visiting. She is extremely knowledgeable and made me feel at ease in navigating the Tokyo transit system. She helped me make reservations for the Shinkansen and also assisted me in activating my JR passes.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ben-san, Thank you so much for your generous rating and such nice comments!! I ma really really glad you enjoyed the tour with me. I also enjoyed the tour with you very much thanks to your kindness and patience. Thank you very very very much!! Best regards, Naoko

Maricel Cabahug

United States
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Tour: #293328, Tokyo East Side Highlight Tour with public transport and a mini cruise, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 24/18

Naoko made our second day in Japan quite memorable. She is listened to our needs and adjusted the itinerary accordingly. We hit all the points of interest as planned and still managed to do some shopping for green tea. The highlight was lunch. It was one of the best omakase we had. Naoko is very kind and accommodating. We highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ms. Maricel Cabahug, Thank you so much for your generous rating and comment. I am glad you enjoyed the tour. I was worried about that you might have got too tired. I hope you could rest and that you are enjoying in a different area in Japan. It was great to meet you. Thank you so much again. Best regards, Naoko S.

Matt Vietti

United States
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Tour: #397766, One-day Layover in Tokyo ( Narita Airport ), Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 8/18

Naoko was wonderful! Her communication and organization before the trip was prompt and extremely thorough. The tour itself was great. Despite some fairly poor weather conditions, she adapted on the fly and we got a great taste of the city in a day. She also had a great knowledge of the city and how to get around, and her efficiency allowed us to do and see a lot in a short time. I would highly recommend Naoko to anyone!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Matt and Angela, Thank you so much for your generous rating and comments. Yes, the weather was horrible. But I am really glad to know you enjoyed the tour before leaving. I really appreciate your patience. I hope you will have another chance to come back to Tokyo or Kyoto to see more. Thank you again. Best regards, Naoko S.

Keith Turner

Grange Park, WILTSHIRE, United Kingdom
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Tour: Tokyo Old & New, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Mar 2/18

Interesting tour exploring both sides of Tokyo with Naoko. Exactly what I was looking for.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Keith Turner, Thank you so much for your generous rating and comments. I was glad you enjoyed the tour. I also enjoyed the conversation about England with you. Thank you again. Best regards, Naoko S.

Michael Chambers

Australia
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Tour: #397759, Introductory Tokyo Tour with some Highlights, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 26/18

An excellent day with a most charming and professional guide. Nothing was a problem, and going overtime was irrelevant. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. and Mrs. Chambers, Thank you so much for your kind feedback and recommendation. You might have felt inconvenience during the tour, but thank you so much for your patience. I hope you enjoyed the tour and the trip to Kyoto. If you have a chance, please come back. I would like to show you more places with better guiding. Best regards, Naoko S

John Beers

MARYLAND, United States
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Tour: #293328, Tokyo Super Highlight Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 16/18

Naoko is an excellent and knowledgeable guide. The wife and I opted for a private tour around Tokyo. We managed to do, in my opinion, a comprehensive tour around major parts of the city in one day. We had a blast and Naoko had a number of suggestions about other things to do in the city for the remainder of our stay. Great tour guide, would recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. And Mrs. Beers, Thank you so much for your generous rating and comments. I am glad you enjoyed the tour. There are lots to do and to see here in Tokyo. If you have something you missed, please come back someday. Thank you for everything again. Best regards, Naoko S

Rentian Huang

United States
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Tour: Kamakura One-day Highlihgt Tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Jan 11/18

Naoko is the nicest tour guide we have met, she is knowledgeable and patient, while providing a lot of good recommendation to us, we have a great memory in Tokyo thanks to her, highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sam & Grace, Thank you so much for your generous comments and ratings. I am really glad you have a great memory. I hope you will have another chance to come to Tokyo to make some more memories. Thank you for everything again. Best regards, Naoko S

Rentian Huang

United States
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Tour: Tokyo Super Highlight Tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Jan 10/18

Naoko is the nicest tour guide we have met, she is knowledgeable and patient, while providing a lot of good recommendation to us, we have a great memory in Tokyo thanks to her, highly recommended!

Yunzhijun Yu

Canada
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Tour: Tokyo Highlights and the "Ya-Ne-Sen" Area Tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Nov 20/17

I highly recommend Naoko. She is from Japan and knows a lot about Tokyo. I asked her to show me a place where is only known by the locals and she made the perfect recommendation. She is very easy to get along with, which is a plus. If this is your first time visiting Japan, Naoko will be the first and the best person to show you Japanese people's hospitality and honesty.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ms. Yunzhijun Yu, Thank you so much for your generous rating and comments. I can’t say thank you enough to you. Anyway, I will try to do my best to make your tour pleasant when you come to Japan for the next time. I am really looking forward to it. Thank you so much again. Best regards, Naoko S

Thomas Han

United States
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Tour: #293328, Tokyo National Museum & Gourmet Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 12/17

This was our family's first trip to Japan, and we got to spend 2 days with Naoko. Naoko was a wonderful guide. On our second day we visited the National Museum as well as a couple of shrines and walked through some cool neighborhoods. Naoko expertly guided us through the city, ensuring we got the most out of our time! Made sure if we wanted to adjust, was flexible to us, and there to make sure we had the best day we could possibly have. Thank you Naoko for an unforgettable experience in Tokyo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for such kind message again. After I learned a bit more about you after the tour, I wished I would have been able to show more places. Two days were really memorable for me too. Only one thing that I felt pity with was that I couldn't meet you. I wish I could meet you Thomas. I hope you could have another chance to come back to Tokyo. I will try to create the best tour for you. Thank you so much again.

Thomas Han

United States
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Tour: #277489, Japanese "Spirit" Tour with Public Transportation, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 11/17

This was our family's first trip to Japan. We were very lucky to spend 2 days with Naoko. This "spirit" tour was our first day with Naoko, and was such a treat! Naoko took extremely good care of us, had detailed itineraries, train maps, and suggstions to make sure we are getting the most out of our trip. We knew we were in good hands, and enjoyed her company very much. She always seemed to be able to anticipate our needs throughout the day. It was an excellent experience we would recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for having taken my tour and enjoying. It was great to meet your family. I was really glad to have company with you. And thank you so much for your generous rating. I really appreciate your patience and kindness. Thank you so much again.

Fred Liu

United States
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Tour: #293328, Tokyo East Side Highlight Tour with public transport and a mini cruise, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 10/17

Naoko-San is very kind and attentive. The tour was informative and provided us with some highlights of Tokyo. Naoko-san is very easy to talk to and was a great tour guide. Also, her magic purse was stocked with supplies for every situation or emergency! :) Thank you for taking us around Tokyo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. and Ms. Liu, Alex and Adam, Thank you so much for your generous feedback comments and rating!! It was great to meet you.th I hope those pictures taken in Tokyo Tower are fun and good memory! Also I hope you saw/joined Matsuri, and fully enjoyed the trip to Okasa and Kyoto. Please come back to Tokyo someday. I am looking forward to seeing you again. Thank you so much for everything. Best regards, Naoko S. P.S I am sorry for my very late reply. I also went on a trip with my family.

Alan Medvin

United States
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Tour: #293328, Tokyo Highlight Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 2/17

Naoko was a wonderful guide. She was prompt and very organized, and was a terrific person to be with for six hours. We could not have had a better guide in Tokyo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. and Mrs. Medvine, Thank you so much for your generous rating and comments. I hope you enjoyed the tour in spite of the long walk. It was great to meet you and had the sabway adventure in Tokyo with you! Thank you so much again. Please take care. Best regards, Naoko S.

Mario Fernandez

United States
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Tour: #293328, Tokyo East Side Highlight Tour with public transport and a mini cruise, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 20/17

Naoko was excellent. She was on time, she was knowledgeable, flexible and a lot of fun. We had a great time and learned a lot. Historic temples/shrines, modern towers, river cruise, gardens, and good food...all in half a day, without rushing. Very well planned. Delicious sushi at the restaurant at Tsukiji Fish Market...and very reasonably priced. Also, she helped take all the pictures we wanted of my family whenever we wanted to stop and do so..."Say Sushi."

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Mario Fernandez, Thank you so much for your generous rating and feedback. I remember the tour while I was reading your comment. It was really fun for me too. I hope that day becomes one of your unforgettable memories during your trip to Japan. Thank you again. Best regards, Naoko S.

Kathleen Lowe

United States
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Tour: #293328, Hopping Tour to Okunoshima, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 17/17

Naoko was a wonderful guide. She helped us to design a custom over night trip from Tokyo to Okunoshima, the bunny island. During the planning process, Naoko was thorough and flexible. During our outing, she was friendly and happy to help us to learn about Japan. Thank you for a lovely trip, Naoko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ms. Kathleen Lowe, Thank you so much for your generous rating. It was great to meet you and your lovely girls. I hope you enjoyed the adventure to Okunoshima and made great memories in spite of the happnening on your back way to Tokyo. Thank you for everything. I hope I can see you someday again. Best regards, Naoko S.

Robert Lake

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #293328, Tokyo & Kamakura Highlight Tour [Plan A], Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 27/17

Very nice and considerate.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. and Mrs. Lake, Thank you so much for your generous rating. I really appreciate it that you enjoyed the tour. Please have a good rest at home. I hope I can see you again. Best regards, Naoko

Margaret Armstrong

Australia
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Tour: #293328, Tokyo East Side Highlight Tour with public transport and a mini cruise, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 17/17

Naoko was excellent guide and a very nice person. We would recommend her highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ms. Margaret Armstrong, Thank you so much for so kind comment and generous rating, and for everything yesterday. I hope you could rest well after the tour and enjoy another exploring in Tokyo today! Thank you so much again. Best regards, Naoko S.

Janet Gomes

United States
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Tour: #293328, Tsukiji Fish Market and Tokyo Highlight Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 20/17

Naoko was very sweet and put a lot of thought and effort into our full day tour of Tokyo. She was very informative and was always making sure we were comfortable. We appreciated her flexibility when we wanted to make a few small adjustments in our schedule. She even had gone through the trouble of printing up maps and directions on how to get to places we wanted to visit later in the week on our own! We thoroughly enjoyed touring with Naoko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind message, Janet-san. I am really glad you enjoyed the tour. I hope you created lots of beautiful memories in other places you visited after Tokyo too. And I would be very happy if you enjoy talking about your memories, remembering that hot and beautiful day in Tokyo. Thank you so much again. Best regards, Naoko S.

Sean P Gibbons

United States
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Tour: #293328, Tokyo-Edo Cultural Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 16/17

Naoko was wonderful...she is extremely knowledgeable and gracious, and was a pleasure to discover Tokyo with!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Sean P Gibbons, Thank you so much for your generous rating and comments. It was really great to meet and travel with you. I wish I could have show you more places, such as Shibuya Crossing. I am looking forward to having another chance to guide you someday. Thank you so much for everything. Please enjoy cherry blossoms. Best wishes, Naoko S.

Judy Canter

United States
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Tour: #293328, Exploring Authentic Tokyo Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 13/17

Naoko made touring Japan an absolute delight! From the moment we booked her, she was on top of communication! She was very organized and resourceful in planning our 2 day stay! Naoko knew her way around and was an absolute delight to spend 2 days with! We wanted to have different experiences and she came up with Washi paper making and a Sumurai warrior museum and show! Naoko was an absolute credit to this tour company and we will never forget her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ms. Judy Canter, Thank you so much for your kind words! I really appreciate your kindness and patience. I wish I could have shown you more shops you would like. But I am really glad you could enjoy those museums. If you have any chance to come to Japan, I would like to help you make more memories. Thank you so much again. Best wishes, Naoko

Thomas Lubba

Germany
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Tour: #293328, Tokyo East Local, "Ya-Ne-Sen", Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 30/17

The tour with Naoko was very nice. It was the first time that I visited the Yanaka area and Naoko made it a great tour. She showed me a lot of beautyful and interesting places. She was very well informed, friendly and she laughed a lot. There was always enough time for a photo , a question, a snack or a souvenir. She was very patient with me. I would always recommend her as a guide to friends. Thank you for a great tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Thomas Lubba, Thank you so much for such nice comments. I am really glad you enjoyed the tour. You gave me lots of information about your interests, which helped me to create the tour. It was great I travelled around Tokyo with you. Thank you so much again. Best wishes, Naoko

Peter Sippe

Mukinbudin, WAWW.A.WW., Australia
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Tour: #293328, Tokyo Highlight and Yakata-bune Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 23/17

Naoko went well beyond the call of duty and was cheerful, helpful and informative for 14 hours of our tour. Naoko was well organised, and certainly endeared herself to our entire group. A very memorable tour, and we all recommend her highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words, Peter san!!! I am really glad you enjoyed the tour. But it was definitely because of your patience, kindness, and cooperation. It was very memorable tour for me too. I hope you are enjoying the trip to Hiroshima now. Please enjoy safe travel and come back to Tokyo someday again. Thank you so much again.

Cheryl Wong

United States
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Tour: #293328, Tokyo East Side Highlight Tour with public transport and a mini cruise, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 20/17

Naoko was the best guide. She was on time, shared her knowledge, was efficient on the train system, snd walked easily around the various districts of Tokyo. She helped me make additional plans and made recommendations for restaurants and hotels. I was pleased to have my first day with Naoko. Arigato!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ms. Cheryl Wong, Thank you so much for your kind feedback!! I am so happy you enjoyed the tour yesterday! I am also lucky to meet you for your first day here in Tokyo. I am grateful for your patience and kindly being positive always. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. And I also hope you come back someday again. Thank you so much again. Best wishes, Naoko S.

Matthew Amann

United States
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Tour: #277489, Edo-Tokyo History & Food Exploring Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 3/17

What a great time! Naoko met us in the lobby of our hotel our first morning in Tokyo with a packed itinerary, customized just for us after a few exchanged emails, and then we were off! A great look at some of the historic landmarks, a few stops for small snacks, and most importantly, lessons on the subway. The train system is very intimidating for newcomers like us, but after she left us we felt like experts and had no trouble taking the subway for the remainder of our stay. Thank you so much Naoko!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Matthew Amann, Thank you so much too! It was really great to see you, and I'm really glad to know you enjoyed travelling in Tokyo by yourselves without any trouble. I hope you like Japan and will feel like at home next time. I'm really looking forward to saying "Welcome back!!" to you. Thank you so much again.