Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Tokyo Japan by Tour Guide Masaharu N. (Guide #18894)


Kevin Gold

United Kingdom
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 11/18

Masa was knowledgable , engaging , good company and a great guide. He was flexible , understood our interests and timings and was a delight to be with. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kevin, Thank you for your nice and encouraging review. I was very pleased to share your valuable time together and help you enjoy your holiday in Tokyo today. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you again and wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Sherril Marquess

United States
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Tour: #365456, Private Old Kamakura Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 7/18

Outstanding Tour of Kamakura, Masaharu's tour was very organized, informative and detailed to our interest and pace. -Visited Daibutsu, Great Buddha at Kotokuin temple -Visited Hasedera temple in detail -Lunch at traditional Japanese restaurant -Visited Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine -Stroll around Komachi shopping street Masaharu also offered tips and must see sights in Tokyo based on our interests. We would come back and look into other tours that Masaharu offers..

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sherril, Thank you for your nice review and encouraging words. It was my great pleasure sharing such wonderful time with your family around old Kamakura city, and helping you deepen knowledge about history and traditional culture of Japan. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Chris Morabito

United States
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Tour: #365456, Private Old Kamakura Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 2/18

The heritage in Kamakura is amazing, and should not be missed! As expected, Masaharu guided us expertly from our hotel to Kamakura, wisely by-passing huge crowds, based on his knowledge of the transportation system and the city streets. This is our third tour with him, and we know feel like old friends. He was aware of our feelings (very hot day), and adjusted the itinerary accordingly. His help navigating the sites here was extremely valuable— we saw much, learned more (and ate very well at lunch!).

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chris san, Thank you very much for completing three day tour with me! I am grateful for your warm and heart felt words for me. It was my great pleasure and honor sharing such an exciting time with you and your wonderful family. I have also learned quite a lot from you indeed. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Chris Morabito

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 1/18

This was our second trip with Masaharu. The selection of highlights was broad, and this gave us good exposure to key sites in this beautiful city. His descriptions of the sites were generous, deep in perspective, and importantly enriching in terms of helping us understand culture. He is very patient, and has a relaxing demeanor, which is quite comforting in this huge city for us! We will use him again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chris san, Thank you for your nice review. I also had great fun guiding you around various characteristic spots with historical and traditional value as well as harmonized modern culture. I am very pleased to know that you enjoyed the tour around Tokyo including experience of moving around by using busy Tokyo subways. Thank you again and best regards, Masaharu

Chris Morabito

United States
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Tour: #365462, Half A Day Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 30/18

Masa is extremely knowledgeable about not only the sights around us but also the culture. He spent time with us determining the best tour options based on our interests. He very patiently explained historical and cultural relevance for the things we saw. He went beyond the norm to make sure we learned and enjoyed more about Tokyo. We will use him again soon.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chris san, Thank you for your nice and encouraging review. It was my great pleasure helping you enjoy viewing and tasting various features of Tokyo. Looking forward to guiding your family around other important and attractive spots soon. Best regards, Masaharu

Maya Al-Khalil

United Kingdom
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 28/18

Our tour today with Masaharu was excellent - even during a typhoon! He catered our day to include the sights we requested as well as extra Tokyo must sees. We really appreciated his gentle manner and extensive knowledge of Japanese history and culture. Thank you for a great day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maya, Thank you very much for your nice review and encouraging words. It was my great pleasure joining your wonderful family and sharing your valuable time together. I am grateful to know that you enjoyed the tour around several spots with various features. I really hope that you will further enjoy your holiday for the rest of days in Japan. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Natalia Pearce

Switzerland
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Tour: #365462, Half A Day Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 23/18

We had a wonderful half day with Masaharu. He was very tuned into making our time interesting and answer all questions we had. Our teens enjoyed the tour too despite the heat. We saw the Manga area, the Fish market, the temple there and ate wonderful sushi. He accompanied us to the monorail to make sure we found it. We appreciated the extra time he gave us in order to be able to watch a bit of the wedding in the temple. It was a beautiful experience. I would highly recommend Masaharu.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Natalia, Thank you very much for your nice and encouraging review! It was also my great pleasure joining your wonderful family and helping you enjoy several characteristic spots in Tokyo. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you again and wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Abraham Bril

United States
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Tour: #364959, Custom Tour for Seno Bril on July 6th and 7th, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 6/18

We were very happy with "Masa" as our guide for two days in Tokyo. He took us around to the most important sights in Tokyo, gave us commentary without overloading us with too many facts and stories as we have experienced with other guides. Masa was accommodating with our preferences and with the limitations of my bad knees. He proposed changes to our program to take into account different weather on the two days. We highly recommend him !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Seno-san, Thank you for your nice review and warm, encouraging words. It was my great pleasure sharing wonderful time in two days with Seno-san and Mini-san. I am very grateful that you really enjoyed walking around various spots with different characteristics including Japanese cuisine. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Paul Hume

United Kingdom
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Tour: #374062, Private Ghost in the Shell Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 5/18

Really enjoyable tour with Masaharu. Tokyo can be a difficult place to navigate for first time visitors, which I saw, and Masaharu was great at guiding us through the city and ensuring that I got to see a variety of what Tokyo has to offer!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Paul, Thank you for your nice review. I have also enjoyed guiding you around various spots with different features. I am expecting to see you in Tokyo again. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Sally Johnson

United States
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Tour: #365456, Private Old Kamakura Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 23/18

Despite the rain had a great day in Kamakura. Masa was a pleasure to spend the day with. Provided interesting thoughts on the sites we explored. Worked in a great lunch too! Highly recommend and hope we can book him on a return trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sally, Thank you very much for your nice review and encouraging words. It was my great pleasure sharing your valuable time together around Kamakura. I have also enjoyed and learned a lot from you and your husband. Please bring back your wonderful memory of this journey to USA. Looking forward to seeing you again next time. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Stella Lavy

Basking Ridge, NJ, United States
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Tour: #365462, Half A Day Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 19/18

Masaharu took into account interest of my teen kids when suggesting sights to see. Very easy going and pleasure to have as a guide. We had a history and cultural lesson at the same time. Great way to see Tokyo for the first time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stella, Thank you for nice review and encouraging words. It was my great pleasure joining your wonderful family and guiding you around characteristic spots in Tokyo. I am grateful to know that you really enjoyed it. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

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.

Loyiso Boyce

South Africa
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Tour: 6-hours Private Tokyo Tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Jun 16/18

The man is great, no such thing as a stupid question with him. Friendly, very knowledgable and loves to share information. We spent the whole day together and it felt like I was with a friend. Awesome guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Loyiso, Thank you for your nice review. It was my great pleasure sharing wonderful time together with you and helping you enjoy walking around various spots with different characteristics in Tokyo. Please further have a fun in Kyoto, Osaka and bring back good memory to South Africa. Happy birthday and wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Janice Jimenez

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 15/18

Enjoyed the trip so much, Mr Masaharu was very knowledgeable, tour was very informative, took his time explaining and pointed out very important details at the places we visited. Highly recommended! Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Janice, Thank you for your nice review and highly encouraging message. It was my great pleasure joining your family and helping you enjoy walking around various spots in Tokyo with different characteristics. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Christopher Dymond

United States
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Tour: #365462, Half A Day Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 13/18

Masa was a fantastic guide and a very sweet person. He speaks excellent English and was very knowledgeable. Our day together was just the right mix of popular sites and off the beaten path spots. We highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christopher, Thank you for your lovely review and encouraging message. It was also my great pleasure sharing your valuable time together in Tokyo. I am grateful to know that you really enjoyed walking around places with various characteristics. Please have further fun in travelling around Japan. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Madaharu

Raj G.

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 12/18

Masa was a great guide for our first visit to Tokyo. He has a wonderful base of historical knowledge, was very open to customizing the tour based on our needs, and his help was invaluable with our JR Pass. We felt like we got both a great tour of the major sites in Tokyo and an overview of Japanese history. Masa was very warm and communicated with charm and wit. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Raj-san, Thank you for your nice review and very encouraging message. I also had much pleasure sharing your valuable time together and helping you make your Tokyo Tour memorable one. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you again and wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Virginia P.

United States
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Tour: #408572, Private Japanese Food Market Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 11/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Virginia, Thank you for your nice review. I had much pleasure joining your family and guiding around Tsukiji market. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the beat! Masaharu

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.

Mei Stanton

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 29/18

Masaharu is so helpful during our stay in Tokyo. He is knowledgable, made our tour interesting and fun. He took us to places that usually tourists do not know. We had a really good time in Tokyo and hope to return soon. If you are visiting Tokyo, I highly recommend Masaharu as your guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mei, Thank you very much for your nice review and encouraging message. It is my great pleasure guiding you and your family around various spots with different unique characteristics. I am pleased to know that you highly enjoyed them. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Cynthia Arnold

United States
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Tour: #365458, Private Ryogoku, Yanaka, Ueno Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 26/18

Masaharu was very personable and knowledgeable. We covered everything but it never felt rushed. He has much to teach but was also an excellent listener. I highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cynthia, Thank you for your nice and encouraging review and message. It was my great pleasure sharing your valuable time together around Tokyo. I have also enjoyed learning a lot from you about your country. Please further enjoy the rest of days and bring wonderful memory back to USA. Looking forward to seeing you again. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Antonio Climent

Philippines
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Tour: 1st Time in Tokyo - Private Tour with a Photographer, Tokyo, Japan
Date: May 22/18

We had a wonderful tour with Masaharu! It was exactly what we were looking for. Masaharu was very well versed in the history of all the sites we visited and gave many significant and interesting details. It was an extensive tour with a lot of walking. Masaharu adjusted the pace so that we would take breaks at th right times so that we remained energetic throughout the tour. I would definitely contact Masaharu again when we return to Tokyo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Antonio, Thank you very much for your nice and encouraging message. It was my great pleasure sharing your valuable time together around Tokyo. I also have learned a lot from your family about Philippines and Spain. Furthermore, I enjoyed talking about your brilliant tennis career. I hope that you will further enjoy the rest of your holidays in Tokyo and bring wonderful memory back to your country. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Christine Axelrod

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 16/18

We had an excellent guide in Masaharu. His command of the English language was excellent, he was very knowledgeable and was able impart the history of Japan and Tokyo clearly. He is clearly very proud of his heritage and his country. We started with the Edo Museum to get a sense of the history of Tokyo, got to visit a Buddhist and Shinto shrine and had a great sushi lunch. A very good introduction to Tokyo by an excellent guide!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christine, Thank you very much for your nice review and encouraging message. I am happy to know that you really had a fun touring around Tokyo including sushi lunch. It is my great pleasure that I could help you enjoy your holiday. I am looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit here in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Michael Emoff

United States
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Tour: #365462, Half A Day Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 5/18

Masa was fantastic, we had a last minute agenda change which he easily navigated! Highly recommended, thank you Masa!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, Thank you for your nice and encouraging review. I also enjoyed sharing your precious last minutes together in Tokyo. I am delighted to hear that you had a fun walking around Imperial Palace Garden and Asakusa. Please enjoy your journey back to Dayton. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Robert Yanal

United States
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Tour: #408572, Private Japanese Food Market Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 3/18

Masaharu was an excellent guide to the Tokyo inner and outter fish market. We is very knowledgeable, speaks English very well, is patient and prompt. I would certainly recommend him. You couldn't ask for a better guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Yanal, Thank you for your nice review and encouraging message. I really hope that you will further enjoy rest of your days in various spots featuring variety of characteristics. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Tania Stracuzza

Canada
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 27/18

We had a wonderful tour with Masa. He gave us a welcoming and thorough introduction to Tokyo along with brief explanations on some of the traditions. He was also accommodating with our requests and brought us to lesser known local sites.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tania, Than you for your nice review and encouraging message. It was also my great pleasure sharing wonderful time together with your family in Tokyo. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed walking around not only toursty places but also serene and preserved village like Yanaka. I am looking forward to meeting your family again in the near future. Thank you and wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Valarie K.

Canada
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 25/18

This was our second day with Masa as our tour guide. He was once again prompt, informative, and flexible. We visited some less crowded and interesting hidden gems. We enjoyed both days very much and highly recommend Masa to anyone interested in seeing Tokyo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Valarie, Thank you for your warm and encouraging message. I had my great pleasure sharing your precious two days together. I am grateful that you had a fun strolling around less touresty, serene place like Yanaka village as well as historical Edo culture town of Ryogoku. Thank you very much again and wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Peter Gaylord

United States
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Tour: #365462, Half A Day Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 24/18

Great experience with a custom tour by Masa through the Tsikiji Fish Market with my 90 year old father. It was so much more informative than had we just gone by ourselves. Masa covered everything from the history of Tokyo to the significance of Samarai Warriors, and knew so much about this area, its temple, and people. We finished with a wonderful meal together at his favorite restaurant enjoying the taste of sushi, oysters and more. I would highly recommend him for tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter, Thank you very much for your nice and encouraging review. I also had wonderful time to share with you and your lovely father and learned a lot about your family and your country. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed Tsukiji market walk tour symbolizing Japanese kitchen and old Edo period culture. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thanking you again and wishng you all the best! Masaharu

George S.

United States
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Tour: #408572, Private Japanese Food Market Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 21/18

Our tour of the Tokyo Food Market was exceptional! Masaharu is very personable and knowledgable. The market is a bustling area filled with great sites and sounds that would have been overwhelming without Masa's guidance. He also chose a restaurant with the best food we ate while in Japan. At the end of our tour Masa took us to a temple because we had expressed interest. He has great pride and knowledge of his city and his English is amazing! Thank you Masa!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear George and Kathleen, Thank you for your warm and encouraging review. I am very pleased to know that you really enjoyed our tour around Tsukiji market. I had great pleasure sharing your precious time together and also learned quite a lot from you about your country. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future and guiding you around other various spots. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Sheikha Al Thani

Qatar
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Tour: #364959, Custom Tour for Sheikha al Thani for April 20th, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 20/18

We loved our tour with Masaharu very much it was amazing , and Masaharu was very knowledgeable and. Flexible he added era things to the tour when we needed it he is amazing

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sheikha, Thank you for your nice review. It is my great pleasure joining you and sharing wonderful time with you. I hope that you are enjoying western Japan and expect to hear your wonderful story of journey around Kyoto, etc from you soon. Let's have further fun in our tour coming soon! Masaharu

Michael Howard

United States
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Tour: #408572, Private Japanese Food Market Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 16/18

Our tour of the Tokyo fish market with our guide Masaharu was incredible. He was extremely knowledgeable and made the whole experience interesting. His knowledge of Japanese history was very informative. We give him and the tour our highest rating...10 of 10!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, Thank you very much for your nice review and warm message. It was also my great pleasure sharing your precious time together and having learned a lot from you about your country. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Valarie K.

Canada
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 12/18

Masa was a wonderful tour guide during our visit to Tokyo. He was punctual, knowledgable, friendly, and accommodating. His command of the English language is excellent. He was very helpful in navigating the subways and his suggestion for lunch was good. We had a great day and highly recommend Masa.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Valarie, Thank you for your nice review. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed walking around historical places, feeling traditional culture, natural beauty and tasting seasonal Japanese cuisine. It was my utmost pleasure to join you and also learn a lot about your life in Canada. Thank you and best regards, Masaharu

Eric Wong

United States
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Tour: #365462, Half A Day Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 6/18

Masa was a wonderful tour guide to our family during our vacation in Tokyo. He spent half a day with us, showing us various sites. He was easy to talk to, very patient (especially with our 2 young children), and provided very helpful info about the different places we visited. We are especially grateful for Masa accommodating us on very short notice. We highly recommend him to anyone thinking about a tour guide in Japan. Thank you Masa for a memorable and fun experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eric, Thank you very much for your nice review. It was my great pleasure joining your family and sharing wonderful time together in Tokyo. I believe that you enjoyed cherry blossoms and exciting fish market. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you again and wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Hueyling Y.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #365456, Private Old Kamakura Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 3/18

Masa san made the tour enjoyable. He spoke good English and was very informative. Timing and content were all good. He was attentive, chatty and it was relaxing to be in his company.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hueyling-san, Thank you for your nice review and warm message! It was my great pleasure sharing wonderful time with your family. I am grateful to know that you really enjoyed Kamakura Tour. Please bring back your good memory to London. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Davide Zerbini

Hong Kong
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Tour: #364959, Custom Tour for Davide Zerbini on April 2, 2018, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 2/18

Masaharu san has well prepared the tour and arrange everything in advance so that we minimsed the queing during the day. He was very knowledgeable about the surrounding and the history of Japan. Eventually he escorted us fromm Tokyo downtown till the hotel near Mount Fuji. I would recommend Masaharu san to anybody interested in Tokyo tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Davide san, Thank you very much for your warm and encouraging message to me I had much pleasure sharing your valuable time together for two days. I hope that your will further enjoy the rest of days in Japan. I am looking forward to seeing you in the near future. Thank you again and best regards, Masaharu

Davide Zerbini

Hong Kong
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 1/18

Masaharu san has been a great guide. Punctual in the morning and organised during the day. It was easy and pleasant to travel Tokyo with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Davide san, Thank you for your nice review. It was my great pleasure joining your family today. I am grateful to know that you really enjoyed viewing beautiful cherry blossoms in Tokyo. Thank you again and best regards, Masaharu

Keri Zamora

Philippines
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Tour: #365458, Private Ryogoku, Yanaka, Ueno Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 31/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Francis& Keri, Thank you very much for your nice review. It was my great pleasure joining you today. I hope that you really enjoyed viewing cherry blossoms in popular spots. Please further enjoy rest of your holidays in Japan. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Best regards, Masaharu

R L V.

jamaica, NEW YORK, United States
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Tour: #364959, Custom Tour for Rod Valencia on March 28th & 29th, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 28/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rod, Thank you for your nice review and warm massage. I had much pleasure sharing your valuable time together in Tokyo. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Martin Wammen

Denmark
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 25/18

We had a wonderfull day with our local guide Masaharu. He had planned a great program for us both to the main attractions and off-the-beaten-track including a great lunch at a sushi bar. Masaharu is a very knowledgeable and kind guide and he helped us with our train reservations and gave us an introduction to everyday life in Japan. Our very best recommondations.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martin, Thank you very much for your nice review. It was my pleasure joining you in Tokyo tour. I am grateful to know that you really enjoyed watching and feeling various characteristics of Tokyo. I hope that you will further enjoy rest of your holidays in Japan and bring wonderful memory with you back to Copenhagen. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Luís Ehlers

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 21/18

Professional, knowledgeable and informative guide who understood exactly what we wanted to see. Command of the English language was excellent. Very flexible and willing to please.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tony and Luis, Thank you very much for your nice review. It was my great pleasure that you enjoyed the tour. I have also enjoyed learning a lot about your culture and wonderful life in Florida. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Juan Sapina

France
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Tour: #408572, Private Japanese Food Market Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 10/18

Amazing tour. It is a pleasure to spend the day with Masaharu. He is a super host. Interesting, knowledgeable, and really fun to be with. I highly recommend the experience. He made our day perfect.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Juan, Thank you for your nice review. I am very happy that you and your wife really enjoyed the tour yesterday. I also had much pleasure learning a lot from you. I am looking forward to seeing you again soon. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Ricardo Sepulveda

United States
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Tour: #408572, Customized Private Japanese Food Market Highlights Tour for Ric Sepulveda on March 9th, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 9/18

Masaharu was an amazing host/guide through the crowded Tsukiji Fish Market. We met at 0130 so we could wait in line to witness the tuna auction which lasted 15 minutes. There were 2 groups of 60 tourists admitted and we waited for the 0600 auction time. During this time Masaharu educated me on the history of not only The Tsukiji market but also of Japan/samurai/japanese food/ tourist sites and other topics making the wait very tolerable. Im so glad I did this tour and crossed it off bucket list.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ric, Thank you very much for your nice review. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed Tsukiji Tuna Auction and Market Walking tour even in the stormy weather. It was also my great pleasure talking about various features of Japan and learning a lot from you about your country. I am expecting to see you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Douglas Schmidt

United States
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Tour: #364959, Custom Tour for Doug Shmidt on Friday, February 23 2018, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 23/18

We had a great tour. He is very knowledgeable and it was so nice to have a experienced guide to navigate us through the streets and subway. Thank you for a great experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Doug, Thank you very much for your nice review. I am grateful that you enjoyed touring around Tokyo. It was also my pleasure sharing your valuable time together and learning a lot from you about your family and life in Nebraska. I am looking forward to meeting you again in the future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Angelika Dickschen

Australia
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Tour: #408572, Private Japanese Food Market Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 16/18

Masahura was a wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable and informative. He was also a delightful person to spend time with. I could not fault him and I would be very happy to use him as a guide again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Angelika, Thank you very much for your nice review. It was great pleasure guiding you around Tsukiji fish market and old Yanaka village. I also enjoyed learning a lot from you about your activity in Australia. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Jenny Lynn Nuqui

Philippines
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Tour: #365462, Half A Day Private Tokyo Highlights Tour for Jenny Nuqui on February 15th., Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 15/18

My husband and I learned a lot from our guide, Mr. Masaharu-san. He brought us to Asakusa, which we especially like because of its festive mood in an old Tokyo setting; the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace and the Meiji Shrine where we fortunately witnessed a traditional wedding. Mr. Masaharu-san made sure we reach these places on time and return to our hotel in time for our departure for the airport. Many thanks, Masaharu-san! We enjoyed the tour as much as we enjoyed your company!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jenny-san, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I am grateful to know that you really enjoyed visiting three places. It was also my great pleasure joining you and your husband and learning about your country. I am expecting to see your family in the near future again. Thank you again and wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Natalie Corrigan

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 29/17

Masaharu was a wonderful guide to spend the day with in Tokyo. He answered all of questions whether they were about the sites we were at or just general knowledge questions. He explained a little about the language and how it developed, how to read it etc. He took us to the places we wanted to see. We had to skip some things because they were closed but he had wonderful suggestions to show us Tokyo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Natalie, Thank you very much for your nice and warm words! It was also my great pleasure sharing your precious time together in Tokyo and helping you enjoy various aspects of Tokyo covering history, culture, coexistence of two religions and a bit of ordinary citizen life. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future possibly in the season when the day light is longer. Thank you again and wishing you all the best in New Year! Masaharu

Magda Chang

Philippines
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 22/17

We were so fortunate that Masaharu accommodated us despite the very short notice (booking within the same day). He was very helpful with us and delivered when we sought help from him to hire a private car and driver, also on very short notice. Thank you, Masaharu!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Magda, Thank you very much for your nice review and warm message. It was my great pleasure joining your family in Tokyo. I also learned quite a lot of things from you about your country. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thanking you and wishing you all the best! Best regards, Masaharu

Abraham Panicker

Naperville, IL, United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 3/17

Visiting Tokyo has been a dream. When I got a 10 hour layover at Narita, I decided to make the most out of it. Tokyo being a large city with a very rich cultural heritage, it became a dilemma as to what I can see within 5-6 hours. Masharu, from 'toursbylocals' was able make my dream come true. After getting to know what I wanted to experience, Masaharu was able to get met to the best food experience I craved for, Shrines and Temples I wanted to visit, and the gardens I wanted to see. Thank You..

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Abraham, Thank you very much for your nice and warm message. It was my great pleasure sharing wonderful time with you around Tokyo. I was also grateful to know that I could help you have a fun in your first time tour even for limited time. I am looking forward to seeing you and your family again not in a far away future. Thank you Abraham. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

John Brooks

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 21/17

We had a great tour with Masaharu. He customized a two day two for us tailored to our tastes, working with us via several emails to get the itinerary just right. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. He was punctual, both in arriving for the tour and in responding to our emails. His English is good. He was also understanding of our desire not to feel rushed. We highly recommend Masaharu.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I am so grateful to know that you really enjoyed two day tour. It was also my great pleasure having learned many things from you about various matters in USA. I hope that you will enjoy Kyoto for two days and bring your nice memory back to USA. I am looking forward to seeing you and your family in the near future again. Wishing you all the best. Masaharu

Chuck Stills

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 5/17

Masaharu made my limited time in Tokyo a great success. Prior to my visit, he was very proactive in planning the best itinerary possible so I could achieve all I wanted to see plus slotting in some hidden gems along the way. This flexibility, his knowledge of the city, and his easy-going demeanor made for a memorable and enjoyable day. I could not have done it without him and would highly recommend him for anybody visiting Tokyo or near vicinity. Thank you, Masaharu!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chuck, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. It was great pleasure sharing your precious time together in Tokyo. I am grateful that you really enjoyed walking around various spots. I also learned many things from you about USA and your business. I am looking forward to seeing you again not in long future. Thanking you again and wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Robert Hull

United States
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 16/17

Great tour. Masa showed us all the sights and some extra hidden spots no one would know about! Went above and beyond his duties to give us a great time! Thank you so much!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert and Jeanne, Thank you very much for participating in my tour yesterday. I really enjoyed sharing your precious time together and I am grateful for your nice review. Please further enjoy your cruise tour around Japan. Wishing you all the best! Best regards, Masaharu

Andre Neuendorff

Canada
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Tour: #364959, Private Tokyo Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 13/17

Fantastic start to our trip. First thing is we sat and decided what to do with Masa's input rather than having something dictated. Invaluable was his assistance in figuring out the complexities of the subway system and JR rail connections as well as assisting in getting our passes and some upcoming tickets. Allowed us to thereafter navigate much easier and quicker for our entire trip. Great guide / highly recommendable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andre, Thank you very much for your warm words. It was my great pleasure sharing such a wonderful time together in Tokyo. I also learnt plenty of things from you indeed. I hope that you will further enjoy your holiday. I am looking forward to seeing you in the near future again. Wishing you all the best. Masaharu