Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Shizuoka-Japan by Tour Guide Anthony Stephen E. (Guide #31501)

Gerald Lyles

United States

Tour: #619368, Hakone Geology & History Jerry Lyles, Odawara, Japan    view tour
Date: May 16/19

Tremendously friendly. Helpful. Great guide. Helped us get to him from Tokyo. Then showed us our tour spots. Great backstories. History. Relaxed. Very informative. Steered us through a maze of transportation combinations. Payment combinations. Effortlessly. Would have taken us twice the time to see half as much. Probably would have annoyed people figuring things out. But not with Tony guiding us. You are in excellent hands and if I return he is who I will call.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Jerry it was great to meet you and we had fun. Enjoy the rest of your Japan adventure.

Geza Teleki


Tour: Hakone, Hakone, Japan
Date: Apr 20/19

Tony is an excellent guide, enthusiastic about all things Japanese! Sensitive to relating with grandparents and 15 yr old grandson. He gave us a great lesson in Japanese history focusing on sites visited with him. As a native English speaker, his fluency in Japanese and Mandarin was impressive. Our grandson said that he learned more from Tony about Japanese/Chinese characters and history than during his first term Mandarin class in high school. Day was paced according to our needs. Fantastic value-thanks!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a fun day Geza and glad your Grandson gained a renewed interest in his Chinese character studies.