Steven TylerUnited States
Koichiro is a great guide. He adapted the tour to take us out of the city to hike Mt. Takao out of an abundance of caution over the coronavirus. On return to Tokyo he took us to a great little Sushi restaurant. We will definitely book him for our next trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Steven, thank you for choosing to visit Tokyo in this difficult time of the coronavirus outbreak in the world. I'm glad that the alternative plan (Mount Takao hiking, hot springs and bar hopping) worked out really well:) Thank you and I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon!
Koji was the most brilliant guide ever! He was really able to tune the tour to exactly what my tweens wanted and make the day a super fun one for them. They were with him without me and they said that they felt completely at ease and had a wonderful day. They made fake food, played VR games, ate delicious sushi, had hair cuts, went to a hedgehog cafe and a moomin souvenir shop. Everything was perfectly organised. Thank you so much Koji-san!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Paula, it's an honor for me that I could show your daughters around fun spots and experiences in Tokyo! Glad to see that they were enjoying the time and hope that a next opportunity will be soon:)
Koji provided a very pleasant tour experience. He was flexible when it was required to change the plan. Our tour took place in late December - close to new year holidays and thus many closures. Koji is friendly and helpful. He definitely makes a strong effort to meet the needs of his guests.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Penny, it was truly great time with you, your husband and daughter today, at the end of the year:) I already miss the time and do hope to see you again soon! Thank you
Corie FujitaUnited States
Excellent tour guide. Very polite and sociable. Provides information about places visited and caters to your requests (like a kimono walk). Our tour was a blast thank you Koji!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Corie, it's been a true pleasure that I could get to know you and your daughter by introducing Tokyo on the 2 days! Thank you for making the awesome time possible and I'm looking forward to seeing both of you again in the nearest future:) Koji
Lauren StudenbergUnited States
We had a great day with Koji! He was knowledgeable and customized our trip according to what we wanted to see and had fabulous suggestions. Overall I'd highly recommend Koji for anyone looking to explore Tokyo!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lauren, I'm glad that I could introduce you and Danielle to Tokyo on your 1st day! I hope you'll keep enjoying the trip to Japan to the fullest and do hope to see you again:) Thank you!
Koji was amazing. We booked 3 separate dates with Koji while we were here and we couldn't have picked a better guide. He went to a lot of effort and preparation before hand to make sure the tours were tailored to our interests as well as recommendations for additional sites that did not disappoint. 3 of us (all ladies) had an amazing time and checked off all our Tokyo bucket list items plus more! If you want a great Tokyo tour - Koji is your man! Thank you Koji!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Diane, the wonderful 3 days with you, Amanda and Emma have been and will be unforgettable and I do hope to see and help you when you come to Japan again:) Thank you!
Koji was amazing - 3 ladies (2 teens) from Canada. Our first time visiting Asia. This was our trip of a Lifetime and I couldn't have found a better guide!!! His recommendations were tailored to our taste plus some of his own that we would have never found on our own but added so much depth to our trip. We had an amazing time - thank you so much Koji!!! Highly recommend!!!!
Koji was Amazing - I am so glad we booked with him! He's patient, professional and a pleasure to be around. His recommendations for sites to visit were wonderful and made our trip truly that of a lifetime! Thank you Koji for a truly amazing Tokyo experience! Highly recommend!!!!
Robert DavisUnited States
This was our second day touring with Koji, and all of our prior superlatives about his skill and understanding on our first tour apply to this tour as well. Koji had to adapt, unfortunately, to blustery and rainy weather, and he did a magnificent job. He found many interesting indoor activities, including the Tokyo National Museum, where we had a delightful day despite the weather. Don't miss his choice of a wagyu beef restaurant (I could not read the Japanese name, but it was authentic and delicious!)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Robert, I'm glad that I could introduce both of you to Tokyo for the 2 days and to know you liked your time in Tokyo!! Thank you and hope to see you again very soon:) Koji
Robert DavisUnited States
Koji is wonderful guide to his home town with excellent English, cultural and historical knowledge, and a sensitive appreciation of the wishes (and sometimes limitations) of his clients. He kindly found elevators to ease our travel and also found the best places to eat Tokyo's wonderful food. Thank you!
Sara KhawajaUnited Arab Emirates
Koichiro-San was like a walking encyclopedia and anything he didn't know, he happily Googled for us. The kids' interests were completely fulfilled and every moment was a learning experience
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sara, it was an honor for me that I could get to know you&your family and could introduce Tokyo. Thank you for everything and I wish you a wonderful trip (and great soccer career for your sons)!!
Janet McMichaelPinecrest, F L, United 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 if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Janet McMichaelPinecrest, F L, United States
Koichiro was very accommodating and was invaluable in helping us to navigate the complicated subway system. Despite the extreme heat, he found us ways to take frequent breaks to cool off and revive ourselves while avoiding heat-stroke as the temperature struck 96 F in Tokyo! We would recommend Koichiro, particularly if you are visiting Tokyo with kids or, as in our case, older teens. One of our sons has multiple food allergies and Koichiro was very helpful and patient assisting us to avoid his allergens.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Janet, thank you for letting me guide you and your family for the 2 days! I really enjoyed explaining things from the perspectives of a local Japanese. It was rejuvenating to get to know your teenage sons:) Please don't forget to take care of the heat. I wish you a wonderful trip on the rest of the days!!
Very disappointing tour. Although we had contacts with the guide before our visit to let him know what the highlights we want to see, he hadn't thought about an itinerary to maximize our visit. So, we lost a lot of time in the subway because no planning was done in advance. He hardly spoke to us. Often in his cell phone. We saw quickly areas of Tokyo near subway stations but not more. Without being informed when we reserved, we had to pay for his dinner and his transport. Impression of having been scammed
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Caroline, I'm sorry that because your main language is French and because of my accent, communication in English didn't go well. On the invoice you booked, it states I'd like you to pay for my food during the tour. I appreciate your feedback and I'll do my best so that the same situation won't happen again.
Charles JustizSeabrook, TEXAS, United States
Koji was excellent. We were traveling with our 19 YO son who wanted to visit the anime shops and VR cafes. My wife and I wanted to see more cultural sites. Koji juggled our various desires and changed our itinerary on the fly to fit our ever-changing thoughts and shifting weather. I would use him again without hesitation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Charles, I'm glad that I could get to know you, your family and could have great time and food with you by guiding you Tokyo, especially my favorite sushi restaurant in Tsukiji! I hope you'll cherish the time as I will and do hope to see you again. Thank you!
David BelewUnited States
Koichiro was a great guide. We visited several amazing locations, and he gave me other recommendations for places to check out on my own. We discussed the history of the places we visited, and he helped me navigate the Tokyo subway system. I had a fantastic day, and I would highly recommend Koichiro.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David, thank you for letting me guide you Tokyo on your 1st day in Japan! We had truly great time and I wish I could guide you on more days if our schedule meets. Thank you for everything and I do hope to see you again:) Koji
Michael AtkinsonUnited States
Michael AtkinsonUnited States
We had a great time with Koji. He's very accommodating and very knowledgeable about Tokyo and Japanese culture. Very fun!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michael, I'm glad that I could introduce you and your son Tokyo for the 2days! We had a lot of fun, adventures and nice food:) I wish you a wonderful trip to Southeast Asia!! Thank you, Koji
Carmine Mangione-tranUnited States
Amazing tour guide. Can't recommend more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Carmine, it was a great pleaure introducing you and Phuoc Tokyo and having great time together! Even though it was raining hard, our interests in anime, videogames, food and drinks were not affected at all:) Thank you for everything and I hope I'll be able to help you discover Tokyo again soon!
Koichiro has been the star for our kids as he hit exactly their wishes for games and fashion. Besides he know a lot of hidden places and gave us restaurant tipps which we will be happy to test. Definitely to recommend again. thanks for great time with you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Roman, thank you for taking your time to write a great review! Even though the day was in the middle of 10-day holidays and some places were more crowded than ever, we could embrace our positive mental attitudes to enjoy the unique experience. I'm glad that I could take your family to anime and clothing shops, cafes and restaurants in Tokyo. Thank you and I wish all of you have a great trip in Tokyo on the remaining days:) Koji
Mark McElroyUnited States
It's this simple: book Koji now, before the secret gets out! This amazing young man can tailor his Tokyo day tour to suit your tastes: shopping, dining, shrines, fashion, parks, hidden gems — Koji knows it all, and he can get you where you're going effortlessly, in record time. It's impossible to see all of Tokyo in a day, but Koji made sure we saw as much as possible, while also adapting to our pace and interests. He's the real deal. If you have limited time in Tokyo, Koji is the key to a magical visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mark, I'm happy to know you liked your first full day in Tokyo with me! I was motivated by your smile and feel lucky that I could take you to the finest restaurants and stalls with in Tokyo. Also truly glad to know we share our music preference in common - Thank you for the great review and hope to have great time with you and Clyde again:) Koji
George KarpouzasUnited States
Koji was a wonderful tour guide; flexible and accommodating to our requests for specific sites, knowledgeable, very attentive and kind. Had a wonderful time going around central and western Tōkyō. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi George, thank you for taking your time to write a great review! I'm glad that we could have great time with you and your family in Tokyo. Above all, getting to know you and sharing experiences with you will be a priceless treasure for me. Thank you and I hope you'll keep having a great life with your family in LA!! Koji