Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Tokyo-Japan by Tour Guide Kumi H. (Guide #26428)


Felicia Douglis

United States
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Tour: #394669, Tokyo Japanesque Private Afternoon Tour with a Photographer, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 23/19

Kumi was a fantastic tour guide - very knowledgeable, organized, and a true pleasure to be with. Her photographs that she took of my husband, Jeff, and I, were beautiful and have provided great memories of our day in Tokyo. I would highly recommend her- you will be so pleased. She was also very generous in suggesting other places in Tokyo we should visit on the following day, based on our interests.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Felicia and Jeff, thank you very much for such a lovely comment. I myself really enjoyed spending time with you! I love talking about sightseeing spots and when someone asks me for some recommendation, I can't stop writing! I hope you enjoyed the museum and the shops I recommended. There are so many more places to show you in and around Tokyo, so please please come back here for more tours. I'm looking forward to your next visit. :)

Tommy Polk

United States
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Tour: #393998, 1st Time in Tokyo - Private Tour with a Photographer, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 23/19

What a wonderful day! Every step was a true adventure! And to top all of the wonderful sites, she kept us smiling. She is a wonderful guide filled with a wealth of knowledge. She was very helpful before we came by giving us tips that were very helpful. We were so happy to have her as our guide. Tokyo was exciting due to her. How lucky we were!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tommy, thank you for your sweet review. I myself enjoyed having time with you very much. It was really my pleasure to see you enjoying the interior of the restaurant. There are a lot more places and things to show you in Tokyo, so if you have any other chances to come to Tokyo again, please let me know. I'm always here for you!

James Coveyduck

France
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Tour: #393998, 1st Time in Tokyo - Private Tour with a Photographer, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 21/19

We enjoyed every minute of our 2 days with Kumi. Excellent English and a great knowledge of Tokyo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi James, thank you for taking my full-day tour. It was really lovely to see your son drew "Best Fortune" at the temple.

James Coveyduck

France
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Tour: #394669, Tokyo Japanesque Private Afternoon Tour with a Photographer, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 20/19

Friendly and informative guide experience with Kumi. 100% recommended!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi James, thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed my tour. :)

Laura P.

Germany
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Tour: #394669, Tokyo Japanesque Private Afternoon Tour with a Photographer, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 17/19

Touring Tokyo with Kumi is like seeing the city with an old friend. We loved her standard tour, but she is more than happy to modify the plan to meet your interests. She shared her wealth of knowledge about the city and gave excellent tips for further exploration. The tour included a great lunch spot and a beautiful tea house which kept our entire family happy and interested. We received an email the next day with her wonderful photos and thoughtful answers to questions we had asked. A great day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Laura, thank you very much for your lovely comment. I'm soooo happy to see the words "like seeing the city with an old friend" because that is the experience I have been trying to offer! In fact, I was feeling the same way. And your questions really game me great opportunities to think about our education, culture, etc. Thank you so much. I hope to see you again soon and show you some other places in and around Tokyo!

Sherri O.

United States
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Tour: Sherri's Saitama Tour, Saitama, Japan
Date: Oct 9/19

Kumi did an excellent job and personalized the tour just for our family. We are glad to have had such a wonderful experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, again. This was a very special experience for me, too! I usually guide in Tokyo, but it was really lovely to learn about my area and explore the neighborhood with you. The talks with local people were fun. I loved the post office lady and the old guys at the corner shop. Please come back for more experiences of Saitama someday. I'm always here for you! P.S. Please look forward to the photo data and the photo book. I'm now working on them.

Sherri O.

United States
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Tour: #393998, 1st Time in Tokyo - Private Tour with a Photographer, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 8/19

Excellent experience for my family with 2 teenagers! We had a great time and learned so much!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sherri, thank you for the review. I really had a great time with you, too! :)

Delyth Morgan

United Kingdom
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Tour: #393998, 1st Time in Tokyo - Private Tour with a Photographer, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 7/19

Kumi is an excellent guide and a lovely lady. We had such an interesting day with her and she showed us old and modern Tokyo in the smoothest way possible! She certainly knows her facts and it was a pleasure spending time with her. She also takes excellent photographs of the day and emails them at no extra cost - the icing on the cake! We can highly recommend Kumi!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Delyth, thank you so much for your lovely comment. I myself had a great time with you. Depending on my clients' interests, I control the amount of information (history, culture, etc) because some people could get bored, but you elicited 120% of my knowledge! I just looked at the photos again and they made me smile. If you have any chances to come to Japan again, please let me know. I do have many other places to show you. See you again! :)

Ann Marie Grymes

United States
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Tour: #393998, 1st Time in Tokyo - Private Tour with a Photographer, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 27/19

Fantastic tour!! Love Kumi! Your will learn some history along with beautiful gardens and very special places of interest, including shines and temples.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ann Marie, thank you very much for the sweet review. I really enjoyed guiding you. It was lovely seeing you guys enjoying shopping at Nakamise in Asakusa. That was a lot of fun! My family and friends loved the "hat girls" story. I'm looking forward to your next visit to Tokyo. There are a lot more places to see. :)

Beth Goss

United States
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Tour: Beth's Hakone Tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Jun 16/19

We can not say enough about what a wonderful guide Kumiko was for our family of four (2 adults and 2 teenagers). She gave the perfect amount of history and cultural references while also providing unique viewing points at the main tourist sites. Most uniquely she not only was marvelous photo journalist for our days but knew where to find special spots for pictures that our family photographer truly appreciated.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Beth, thank you very much for such a lovely comment. It was a lot of fun to spend time with you. I got really inspired by all your activities during your stay in Japan. You've done so much!!! Now I'm really motivated to experience a lot more things in Japan and also in other countries. I hope to see you again to hear about your experiences all over the world!

Beth Goss

United States
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Tour: #393998, 1st Time in Tokyo - Private Tour with a Photographer, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 14/19

We can not say enough about what a wonderful guide Kumiko was for our family of four (2 adults and 2 teenagers). She gave the perfect amount of history and cultural references while also providing unique viewing points at the main tourist sites. Most uniquely she not only was marvelous photo journalist for our days but knew where to find special spots for pictures that our family photographer truly appreciated.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Beth, thank you very much for such a lovely comment. It was a lot of fun to spend time with you. I got really inspired by all your activities during your stay in Japan. You've done so much!!! Now I'm really motivated to experience a lot more things in Japan and also in other countries. I hope to see you again to hear about your experiences all over the world!

Beth Goss

United States
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Tour: Beth's Saturday Tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Jun 13/19

We can not say enough about what a wonderful guide Kumiko was for our family of four (2 adults and 2 teenagers). She gave the perfect amount of history and cultural references while also providing unique viewing points at the main tourist sites. Most uniquely she not only was marvelous photo journalist for our days but knew where to find special spots for pictures that our family photographer truly appreciated.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Beth, thank you very much for such a lovely comment. It was a lot of fun to spend time with you. I got really inspired by all your activities during your stay in Japan. You've done so much!!! Now I'm really motivated to experience a lot more things in Japan and also in other countries. I hope to see you again to hear about your experiences all over the world!

Jennifer Wobensmith

United States
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Tour: Tokyo Sake Evening - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: May 24/19

What an amazing Sake experience! Kumi was a wonderful guide! She had many facts to share with us about Japan and it was all so interesting. The words and phrases she shared with us were used throughout our trip and continue back home - Kanpai! Kumi really adjusted her tour to accommodate our two travelers that were limited on their ability to walk. Overall it was an amazing experience and I wish we could have booked her for the entire day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jennifer, thank you so much for your lovely comment. I'm glad that I managed to adjust the itinerary and offer you the unique opportunities in Asakusa and Shibuya. The sake place was really special, wasn't it? People usually assume they would leave the bar within 1 hour, but often end up spending a lot more time because it's so much fun. I still have a lot more to show in Tokyo, so please think about coming back. I'm looking forward to your next visit. :)

Bill Henderson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #393998, 1st Time in Tokyo - Private Tour with a Photographer, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 10/19

An excellent tour which was very well structured and allowed us to see so much on our first full day in Japan. We learned so much. Kumi takes photos and offers to send these to you after the tour as a memory of the day. Kumi is friendly, personable, very knowledgable and has perfect English. Excellent!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bill, thank you very much for your sweet comment. I'm glad you enjoyed the different aspects of Tokyo during the full-day tour. It was a lot of fun walking around the city with you. You are very curious about everything and that made me very happy to explain things. There are a lot of other spots to show you in and around Tokyo, so when you have chances, please come to Tokyo again. I'm always here for you. :)

Brian Walker

Australia
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Tour: Go with the flow tour for Brian, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Apr 25/19

5 stars is not a high enough rating for this day. The tour was our suggestion. Kumi researched the possibilities and made suggestions. There were quite a number of emails between us until the day of departure. Everything went so well. Kumi made suggestions during the return trip as a result of which we enjoyed new experiences that will remain in our memories forever.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for such a compliment, Brian! This tour was really memorable to me and I'm so glad things went so well. I talked a lot about this tour with my family and friends because I was impressed with how you enjoyed things. You truly appreciated everything you see and enjoy every moment of your life. I learned a lot from you during the tour!! Thank you very much!

Brian Walker

Australia
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Tour: #393998, 1st Time in Tokyo - Private Tour with a Photographer, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 24/19

From first contact to the end of the tour Kumi was not only the perfect tour guide but a good friend. She took us from ancient Japan to the future and included many new experiences. We will always remember this day. Thank you Kumi.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Brian, thank you very much for your lovely comment. Meeting new clients means meeting new friends to me and I really enjoy the email communication with you for the tour preparation. By the time I meet you, I felt as if I had known you for a long time. :)

Nick Jensen

Australia
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Tour: #394669, Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel Tour, Kasukabe, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 19/19

Kumi was a fantastic guide and very friendly. She is very well travelled herself and was very interesting to speak with. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nick, thank you very much for your comment. I'm very surprised to know that you came to Japan so many times. Also, I'm very impressed to see your travel photos around the world. Please make sure to contact me next time you come to Japan. I'll keep exploring my country and show you some more unique places!

Tommy Beadel

United States
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Tour: #394669, Tokyo Japanesque Private Afternoon Tour with a Photographer, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 17/19

My family and I learned so much and had an amazing time with Kumiko!! Best tour guide we had in Japan by far. We have 2 boys 8 and 11 who will tell you that she was their favorite also. Kumiko was flexible with our itinerary and enthusiastic teaching us about history, culture, religion in a conversational, easy to digest way. She stayed with us all day, later than planned to make sure our boys had fun at the Pokemon store, our last stop. We were grateful for the pictures she took, captured sweet moments!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tommy, thank you so much for such a lovely comment. I had a great time with you, too. I still talk a lot about the story that one of your boys said "The best day of my life!!" at the Pokemon store. That was super cute!! I hope you have some other chances to come to Japan to see more my country. I still have a lot to show you. :)

Dyani Harris-Taylor

Australia
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Tour: #393998, 1st Time in Tokyo - Private Tour with a Photographer, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 8/19

Kumi and this tour were both beyond amazing. We are so sad that it ended and we had to say goodbye. Kumi knew about my mum's mobility problems and researched beforehand where all the elevators were and best routes to take with a wheelchair. AMAZING! We will never forget rush hour on the trains, it was funny experience. Lunch was YUMMY and beautiful river views. We loved the history and interesting stories. Her english was great, made it easy to ask questions. WE LOVE KUMI!!! You will too! Best time ever

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dyani, Brendon, Leta, Colin and Kerry. Thank you very much for such a sweet comment. I myself really enjoyed spending time with you. I enjoyed the tour and also the photo editing remembering all the fun moments. Now I'm working on your photo book. Each page makes me smile. Hope you have some other chances to come to Japan. There are many other fun places to visit. Anyway, please look forward to your photo book!

Paul Gehlar

Salem, OR, United States
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Tour: #393998, 1st Time in Tokyo - Private Tour with a Photographer, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 28/19

Kumi is a wonderful guide. She was a fantastic resource in planning the two days of tours. She came up with a plan that made the most of the time and was flexible enough to adapt as she learned what interested me. My family at home appreciated the photos she took on our tour and emailed to me at the end of each day. She's a wonderful phographer! I highly recommend Kumi.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Paul. Thank you very much for such a sweet comment. I'm glad you enjoyed my tour and also I'm very happy to hear that your family enjoyed the photos. You came to Tokyo at the perfect timing of cherry blossoms and I'm sure the photos made them jealous. :)

Paul Gehlar

Salem, OR, United States
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Tour: #393998, 1st Time in Tokyo - Private Tour with a Photographer, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 27/19

Kumi is a wonderful guide. She was a fantastic resource in planning the two days of tours. She came up with a plan that made the most of the time and was flexible enough to adapt as she learned what interested me. My family at home appreciated the photos she took on our tour and emailed to me at the end of each day. She's a wonderful phographer! I highly recommend Kumi.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Paul. Thank you very much for such a sweet comment. I'm glad you enjoyed my tour and also I'm very happy to hear that your family enjoyed the photos. You came to Tokyo at the perfect timing of cherry blossoms and I'm sure the photos made them jealous. :)

Vijay Sajja

United States
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Tour: #394669, Tokyo Japanesque Private Afternoon Tour with a Photographer, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 10/19

Jen Roberts

United States
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Tour: #393998, 1st Time in Tokyo - Private Tour with a Photographer, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 3/19

Kumi was a wonderful guide. We had a great tour and lots of fun. She also took beautiful photos of us. I highly recommended her. Thank you Kumi!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jen, thank you for your lovely comment. I really enjoyed having time with you. You must have been very surprised with New Year days in Tokyo. Please try some other seasons as well. There are so many interesting places in and around Tokyo. I'm looking forward to seeing you again!

Rui Santos

United Kingdom
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Tour: #393998, 1st Time in Tokyo - Private Tour with a Photographer, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 11/18

We enjoyed the tour and the added value of the photos taken by Kumiko. Best is to decide what type of aspects are more interesting for you, sites/museums/experiences, and contact Kumiko to tailor the day. Our tour had the "cherry on top" at the end of the day of going to a very special Sake tasting event, with live music. Ask about this because it was a great value for money with over 70 types of sake available for tasting with expert advise from the shop owner.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rui, thank you so much for your lovely comment. I was very surprised that you really attracted many fun coincidences during the tour!! The sake experience with the sake-specialist bar owner is always special. I'm glad you enjoyed it a lot. :)

Patricia Schick

United States
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Tour: Ultimate Sushi, Tea, and Sake in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Oct 9/18

Anthony B.

Australia
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Tour: #394669, Tokyo Japanesque Private Afternoon Tour with a Photographer, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 4/18

Wow. What a great afternoon tour with a photographer.. Kumi was an excellent tour host and made the whole afternoon extremely enjoyable. We are both over 70 and were treated like family on a leisurely afternoon out. Kumi has a great sense of humour. We experienced a Japanese garden, Sensoji Temple and Shrine and a river cruise. At the end we had a meal at a popular Ramen restaurant. Now eagerly waiting for Kumi's photo book memories of our tour. Thanks Kumi.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tony, thank you very much for your sweet comment. It was really my pleasure to guide such a sweet couple. I enjoyed hearing your stories. The cruise was very special! The sightseeing boat is usually packed with people, but on that day, there were only three of us and I was able to capture your special moment in my camera. Now, whenever I take the boat, I always think about you. Hope the photo book will be a sweet treasure for you.

Sheila Jeff Rivera

United States
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Tour: #393998, 1st Time in Tokyo - Private Tour with a Photographer, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 26/18

From the very first contact, we had a strong sense Kumi was going to be an outstanding guide. She answered our questions quickly and when we asked to customize our tour she was very flexible. She set up a kimono rental for our visit at Sensoji Temple providing some great photo ops which she takes and provides for you. Kumi has a gracious personality and made sure to engage our entire family in conversation. She provided great anecdotes and history lessons. We highly recommend Kumi for your Japan visit!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sheila and Jeff, thank you very much for such a sweet comment!! It was really my pleasure to set up the kimono experience and visit that special museum. Taking photos of you in kimono was really fun and memorable and now I'm thinking about making a new tour which includes the kimono experience. I'll keep exploring Tokyo to make new tours, so please please come again for more experiences. I really wish to see your daughters some years later. Please give my best regards to them.

Grace Young

United States
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Tour: Ultimate Sushi, Tea, and Sake in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Sep 18/18

Kumi was our favorite guide on this trip. She planned such a lovely day of sushi, shopping, and museums and went with the flow especially when it started downpouring or when we got tired, which was a nice change from other guides that were very strict about sticking to a schedule. She introduced us to a wonderful hidden ceramics shop and even got us a discount! Kumi also brought along material for little history lessons throughout the day. She is one of a kind!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Grace, thank you very much for such a lovely comment. I'm glad you enjoyed the dinner place we suddenly jumped in. It's the restaurant I often use for my full-day tour and I thought you'd enjoy the amazing night view. The hidden ceramics shop is my favorite. You must have been amazed to see the amount of the cups and plates they have in such a small shop. I hope you'd come back for the experiences you missed this time. I'll be waiting for you.

Christopher Martin

United States
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Tour: A summer version of 1st-time Tokyo with a guide-photograher, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Aug 15/18

Kumi is AMAZING! By far the best tour guide I have used anywhere in the world. Friendly, energetic, very knowledgeable, and FLEXIBLE. That flexibility is key when you have a party of 6, and it is insanely hot and humid in the city. She knows the shortcuts to take, the best views for photos, the best nick-knack areas, cozy places to eat, and ALL the history behind it all. And she takes wonderful photos of your party. Book her now, or you run the risk of us booking her again first! Amazing tour!!!!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Chris, thank you very much for such a wonderful compliment. I'm very honored!! It was really my pleasure to have explored Tokyo with you and your family!! I'm looking forward to another chance to guide you somewhere different like Kawagoe, Kamakura, Hakone, Nikko, etc. etc. There are a lot of lovely places in and around Tokyo, so please come back in a different season when the temperature and humidity are nicer. :)

Joseph Oliver

United States
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Tour: #393998, Joey and Kristyn's Tokyo excursion from Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 11/18

Traveling with Kumi was a delight - just like traveling with a friend. She met us at the pier from our cruise. We went to a small ramen restaurant which was amazing, then traveled to different neighborhoods in Tokyo using the subway. She managed to cram all of our requests into one day, was very knowledgeable, and also was fun to hang out with. Her ability as a photographer, giving us free pics of us during our travels, made it extra special and less stressful for us. Thanks Kumi for perfect day in Tokyo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joey and Kris, thank you so much for your comment. It may have been a tough day for you because of the heat and humidity, but WE DID IT!!! I'm glad we were able to cover all of your requests. Yet, there are a lot more things to show you here, so, please, please come to Japan again for a longer stay. Tokyo has so many interesting spots and also there are attractive day-trip destinations like Kamakura, Kawagoe, etc. Looking forward to your next visit. :)


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