Highly recommended. Eriko was kind enough to act as my guide following an urgent request with only 24 hours notice. Without time to plan ahead, she nonetheless accepted my booking and in the end despite a lot of rain during the afternoon managed to show me several of the places I wished to see. Eriko was also thoughtful, professional and flexible considering the short notice in accommodating my needs and interests on the full day tour, offering genuine insight into nature, history, language especially,
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for a wonderful day and a great review, Philip-san. I am very glad I could assist you and I myself enjoyed the tour with you in a relaxed manner. I think you can see beautiful autumn foliage in Karuizawa and Kyoto. So please enjoy everything to the fullest! Hope to see you again some day! Take care! Eriko
Eriko was perfect in every aspect. She did her best to fulfill all our dreams and did her best to make us extremely happy. She is friendly and knowledgeable and helpful in every aspect. She even bought us something to eat and drink so thanks Eriko for everything, you made us really happy. I do highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Hala and Sherine, Thank you so much for a great day with you and rating my tour. I was really glad I could see you enjoying beautiful autumn colors. Egypt is one of my countries I want to visit, so I hope to see you again some day! Take care and enjoy everything in Japan! Eriko
Miyu TamamuraNorth San Juan, CALIFORNIA, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Miyu-san, thank you so much for rating and a wonderful memory with your friends!
Miyu TamamuraNorth San Juan, CALIFORNIA, United States
Jae VerdeyenUnited States
Our guide Eriko was outstanding. Very organized, very pleasant and accommodating. Customized our tour to exactly what we were interested in seeing. Did a great job explaining customs and culture found only in Japan. Enjoyed our time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jae, thank you very much for a great review. I myself enjoyed the tour with you. I hope you become more interested in Japan, and wish I could see your paintings of Japan some day. Hope to see you again.
Susan SteinNew Zealand
Eriko was very accommodating and allowed me to choose sites to visit. She was very organized and knowledgeable. It was a fun and interesting day all around.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Susan, thank you so much for a great review! I am really glad to hear you enjoyed a cultural tour with me. Hiroshima, Shikoku and Hiroshima are also nice. Please take care and enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan!
Robert PillitteriUnited States
I had a very interesting and pleasurable tour with Eriko. Ueno Park and the smaller, older, Ginza were the highlights. Eriko knows the history of Tokyo and Japan well, and was quite conversive. She’s a great guide—wish we had more time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Robert, for rating. We walked and saw a lot; Ameyoko Street, Ueno Park, Yanaka old town, and Sumo Museum. I hope these become a wonderful memory of your third trip to Japan! Eriko
Margaret YuUnited States
Eriko was very knowledgeable. She explained every details of the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE Toshogu Shrine. We enjoyed the Kegon Falls and Lake Chuzenji. She followed the schedule as stated. The best part about Eriko was she went beyond her duty. When our JR train was canceled, she assisted us and we did not have to worry about anything. She made us feel very comfortable. She was a great host. We highly recommend anyone to join Eriko's private tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi everyone, Thank you very much for a great review and the tour with you all. I was very happy I saw you enjoying everything during the tour. I hope to see you again some day, and message you when I come to New York! Thank you and stay healthy!!
Dear Eriko many thanks for the interesting and well organized tour to Hakone . Kind regards Jan
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jan, thank you very much for a great day with you. The tour was really fun, and I myself enjoyed it. I hope to see you again! Stay healthy! Eriko
Eriko was very knowledgeable and well organized. She planned an amazing day for us- tailored to our interests (including the Meiji Shrine, Fish Market and lots of sushi!) and helped us figure out the transit. We learned so much about Japan's history, and loved every minute of the tour! She had many helpful suggestions for things we should do, and we highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Emma & Aki, thank you very much for a great review and a great day with you. I was very happy to see you enjoy everything during my tour. I hope this tour becomes a nice memory of your trip to Tokyo. You are teenagers, so you have more opportunities to come back to Japan. Hope to see you again some day!
Alain RiouxUnited Arab Emirates
Eriko was punctual and welcoming. She was patient and efficient, also well prepared and showed great flexibility to adapt around bad weather enabling us to maximize activities and our discovery of Tokyo. Lunch reservation organized at a restaurant serving Okonomiyaki (on our request) was a memorable experience as well. Eriko has good knowledge that she likes to share and gave us many good tips on things to do and discover after the tour. I would not hesitate hiring her again. Thanks Erik
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Alain, Thank you so much for a great review! We had a heavy rain yesterday, but we could visit many places, which became a unforgettable and wonderful tour for me. I am happy if you feel the same way. I hope to see you again and fly to the UAE some day. Stay healthy!!
Eriko was a very pleasant well informed and organised guide for our tour of Tokyo. She was flexible and amended the tour as we progressed to meet our requests. She introduced various interesting diversions along the way and always had clear distinct responses to our many and sometimes personal questions. Her English was clear and we would be very pleased to have Eriko act as our tour guide in Japan in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Brett &Judy, Thank you very much for joining in my tour and a great review. It was raining today, but yes, I also enjoyed chatting with you and guiding. You have two more days in Tokyo, so please enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. When I have a lot of free time in the future, I want to take a long-trip like you. Please stay healthy and I hope to see you again one day. Thank you! Eriko
John WeidmanUnited States
We had a great tour with Eriko. Our experience started before the tour when she customized the tour itinerary to our preferences. She is very knowledgeable on the tour locations and speaks good English. We felt very comfortable with her as our guide and would book a tour with her again the next time we are in town. Thanks Eriko!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John and gorgeous ladies, Thank you so much for a great day with you. I am a tour guide but I myself enjoyed the tour with you. There are much more beautiful places to visit. I hope to see you again one day.
Shaya RubensteinLeesburg, VA, United States
Eriko was absolutely amazing! Not only was she incredibly insightful and knowledgeable, but she was terrific with our 5 year old daughter and always made sure that our daughter was just as engaged as we were, which isn't easy to do! Eriko was an absolute pleasure and the next time we are back in Tokyo, we will make sure she is available because she made our one day sightseeing extremely enjoyable, informative, and memorable. She went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable. Thank you so much, Eriko!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Shaya, how are you? Thank you very much for a great review. I am very happy to have it. Your beautiful princess is my youngest client, so I really enjoyed the tour with you all. I hope to see you again some day. Stay healthy.! Best Regards, Eriko
Sheila Z.United States
Eriko was very charming. She knows a lot of information about the sights. It was a wonderful tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sheila, Thank you very much for a good review and having me in your wonderful group. I am a tour guide, but I myself enjoyed the tour with you today. I hope this tour becomes a good memory of your trip to Japan and please enjoy further adventure. Take care!! Eriko
Jill TortosaUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Eriko, knowledgeable, sweet, good sense of humor, efficient. We were able to see and do so much more than if we had tried this day of sightseeing on our own and we learned so much also! Very highly recommend Eriko!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jill, thank you so much for a great review! I am very glad that you all enjoyed exploring Tokyo throughly. Of course, I myself enjoyed it with you. I hope this tour will become a wonderful memory of your trip to Japan. I hope to see your son and want to eat sushi he makes some day. Take care!! Eriko
Ruth TabaUnited States
Eriko is a six star tour guide. She is exceptional with a wonderful, cheerful personality. All 9 of us would definitely hire her again if we are ever in Tokyo. It was a cold rainy day when we took our 4 hour tour with her but we still enjoyed all the places she took us especially enjoying the sushi at Tsukiji Fish Market. She was waiting for us at the train station when we arrived with a sign which made it very easy to spot her. Hopefully, we will meet her again. A new friendship has been developed
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ruth, everyone, Thank you so much for a great day with you and a great review! I appreciate it. It was a pleasure that I saw you all enjoy the tour. You looked really enjoyable even though it was raining. I hope this tour becomes a wonderful memory of your trip to Tokyo, and hope to see you again one day. Please give my regards to your friends.
Eriko was a very professional, helpful and engaging tour guide. She planned an incredible half day tour for us which included even more than we were hoping to see; and we saw so many things we wouldn't have been able to do by ourselves. We highly recommend Eriko and wish we could have her as a guide everywhere we travelled! We will definitely do further tours with Eriko if we are in Tokyo again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michelle and your wonderful parents, Thank you so much for a great review. I did enjoy the tour as if I were a friend of you. Also I was really glad that I could see you enjoy my tour all the time. Tha's my pleasure. I hope this becomes a great memory of your trip to Japan. I hope that my knowledge I shared with you would help you to enjoy Kyoto. I hope to see you again one day. Take care and thanks again for a great day with you. Eriko
Eriko did a wonderful job planning and leading a full-day custom tour for my mom in Tokyo. She picked her up at her hotel to begin the day. She had pre-checked the location prior to the day so that transportation would run smoothly. She found a great local spot for lunch, and was very flexible and changed the planned itinerary at the last minute so mom could find a special souvenir. I highly recommend working with her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sharon and Geoff for a great review. I myself enjoyed talking about Ukiyoe with Sharon. She always seemed to enjoy everything, which was my great pleasure. I hope my knowledge I shared help her to become more interested in Japan. Thank you! Eriko
Jeff KostUnited States
Eriko was a great guide. Great communication as we sorted out our itinerary prior to the trip and a wonderful guide while in town. The family had a great time and Eriko did a good job with getting us to some of our unusual stops (like the Hedgehog Café) . There were a couple of brief instances of language barrier, but they were quickly overcome, and I would not hesitate to work with Eriko again in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jeff and your wonderful family, Thank you very much for a great review! I have many things prior to the tours, but I believe the praparation will educate my guiding skills. I was so glad you enjoyed a Tokyo tour with me, and it is one of the most precious memories. I hope you become more interested in Japan, and to see you again some day. Thank you so much again for a great day. Eriko
Kathy ZanzucchiUnited States
Eriko did a fantastic job mapping out all our requests to see and to do while on layover. She communicated very well prior to the tour. Very happy with the Tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kathy and Leslie, Thank you very much for a great review. Thanks to you, I experienced a very interesting guiding, which I think made me a more useful tour guide. Please enjoy any foods with your beautiful bowls! Take care. Eriko