Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Tokyo-Japan by Tour Guide Masakatsu S. (Guide #33568)


Tina Weller

United States
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Tour: #531149, Tokyo Custom Tour in a Private Vehicle, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 4/20

Masakatsu was amazing made my family with teenagers enjoy their tour of Tokyo hitting the highlights showing and telling us about life in Tokyo he was excellent and safe The day was just perfect from lunch at the fish markets and Ramen for our boys everything we wanted was accomplished Great guide

Andrew Spitzer

Australia
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Tour: #531655, Tokyo 1-day custom tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 31/19

Katsu was amazing. We did the walking tour in Tokyo, which included the use of public transport. He organised our tour around our requests and added other ideas/locations. When in a city for a short or long time, a guide is great to help with public transport and get you going on the great shopping and important historical spots. Our whole family had a great day. Highly recommend this service and especially Katsu as a guide.

Robert Zakheim

United States
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Tour: #531655, Tokyo 1-day custom tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 30/19

Superior guide Siberia english Energetic Attentive to all needs and planing Customized great all day tour Would for use in future and highly recommend to friends .

Ron Dunaetz

United States
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Tour: #531655, Tokyo 1-day custom tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 29/19

Jim Aamodt

United States
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Tour: #531622, Kamakura-Enoshima Day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 4/19

Awesome! 5 of 5.

Larry Marsh

United States
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Tour: #531395, Fuji 1-Day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 11/19

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.

Julie Tantau

Switzerland
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Tour: #531395, Fuji 1-Day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 3/19

We had a great day with Masakatsu! He picked us up from our hotel and we were able to enjoy the sites outside of Tokyo on our way to Hakone. We didn't see Mt. Fuji that day as it's a very shy mountain, but Masakatsu took us to lots of great stops and a perfect lunch at a local hangout. It was a great experience, and Masakatsu answered our numerous questions with a great sense of humor and gave us a younger person's perspective of Japanese life.

Amy Northrop

United States
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Tour: #531149, A Half-Day of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 27/19

We had a great day with "Katsu." He was funny, informative and flexible. He speaks perfect English. We were able to see lots of Tokyo in our short lay-over.

Watters Martin

United States
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Tour: #531622, Kamakura-Enoshima Day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 12/19

Katsu was a Gem . Got to the Hotel early. Ready to go. We were not so ready. The tour went well . Lunch was very good-Cold noodles . The only way to go.

Hector Garza

Mexico
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Tour: #531655, Tokyo 1-day custom tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 27/19

We had a great time with Katsu. He picked us at Narita airport on arrival; and we also showed us Tokyo for 2 consecutive days on full day tours. My family enjoyed very much the tours with him; and my teenagers particularly enjoyed his company. Thanks Katsu.

Hector Garza

Mexico
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Tour: #531655, Tokyo 1-day custom tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 26/19

We had a great time with Katsu. He picked us at Narita airport on arrival; and we also showed us Tokyo for 2 consecutive days on full day tours. My family enjoyed very much the tours with him; and my teenagers particularly enjoyed his company. Thanks Katsu.

Karen Bobley

United States
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Tour: #531655, Tokyo 1-day custom tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 24/19

Katsu! Can't ask for more than to be lucky enough to spend a day in Tokyo with this guy! He contacted us before meeting up and he put together a truly thoughtful itinerary. We chatted for 10 hours straight while sightseeing and we got just an insane education on EVERYTHING Japan—from history to culture to customs to anime to food to family and beyond. Katsu is smart and funny and articulate and energetic and he takes a lot of pride in his work. His English is flawless. See you in New York, bruh ;)

Leanne Gillespie

United States
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Tour: #531149, A Day of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 23/19

My family, with two teenagers, had a great day with Katsu. We did the Day in Tokyo tour, asking Katsu to take us to some less touristy places. He also had some additional ideas which worked out perfectly. Extremely happy we took his advice on taking his van. We can walk, but we walked and took trains every other day we were there, so it was a really nice break to take an air conditioned van! Katsu fit in with our teenagers perfectly. English was great and he is easy to talk to.

Andy Wang

United States
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Tour: #531395, Fuji 1-Day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 2/19

Awesome tour guide. Super accommodating and showed us unique spots only locals know about! Will definitely book again!

Jennifer Winssinger

United States
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Tour: #531149, A Half-Day of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 9/19

Katsu is a fun guide to go around Tokyo with. He was very flexible about taking us to where we wanted to go. Having him drive us around Tokyo was a big bonus. We were getting fed up with trying to figure out the trains and subways. Since we were a party of 5, we could not fit into a regular taxi. He speaks English super well. His van was clean and very comfortable.

Jody Holland

United States
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Tour: #531149, A Day of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 6/19

Very friendly and helpful. He had us own transportation and we were able to see much of Tokyo in our allotted time.

David Billingham

United Kingdom
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Tour: #531395, Fuji 1-Day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 4/19

Katsu was the perfect guide. He was very knowledgeable and provided us with a full and interesting day. His English was fluent and he was an excellent driver. My wife and I felt safe while he was at the wheel. To add to the enjoyment of the day he has a great sense of humour. Highly recommended.

Maria Gladys Ybanez

Philippines
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Tour: #531395, Fuji 1-Day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 19/19

We really love our tour today! Masakatsu is a very experienced and knowledgeable guide. It was not the usual tour which makes it very enjoyable. It was the first time that we joined a tour where we took a lot of pictures. My teens love the tour as well.

Michael Shapiro

United States
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Tour: #531149, A Day of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 18/19

If you are in Tokyo and need a fun hip young guide who speaks fluent English and Katsu is available - you get Katsu, period. My wife and teen girls loved him and he knows all the classic spots and the cool spots too for the kiddos. He also has a new van that was comfortable for the whole family. We had him for two days and when we go back I will hire him for a week to take us around the country - he's THAT good.

Michael Shapiro

United States
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Tour: #531149, A Day of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 17/19

Andrea A.

United States
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Tour: #531395, Fuji 1-Day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 15/19

Andrea A.

United States
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Tour: #531149, A Half-Day of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 14/19

Katsu speaks perfect English, was incredibly prompt and welcoming. We had a great short time with him for our first day of exploring Tokyo. We'd totally recommend him to all. Big clean car for the 4 of us. Safe driver. Looking forward to another trip with Katsu today!

Stephen Maingot

Bahamas
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Tour: #531395, Fuji 1-Day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 7/19

Quite possibly one of the best guides we had on our trip to the east this year. Speaks English as a well as native speaker. Easy to talk to and very knowledgeable of the areas we went. Even thought the visibility around Mt. Fugi was not the best we had an enjoyable day seeing the Japanese countryside and gaining another perspective of Japan. He was energetic and made the day lots of fun.

Marietta de Perio

United States
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Tour: #531395, Fuji 1-Day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 6/19

The highlight of our trip to Japan, tour to Fujiyoshida to see Mt Fuji. Katsu did not disappoint us. We are a party of 5 adults and we enjoyed riding on his clean van. He is a careful driver. He showed us the country side of Japan and even went to a Japanese Village. This is where we rented our Japanese kimono for only $10. We were in our kimono and had our pictures taken with Mt Fuji as background. Yes, Mt Fuji with her snow capped cone majestically showed up on that day. What a sight to behold!

Marietta de Perio

United States
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Tour: #531622, Kamakura-Enoshima Day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 5/19

We had a great day in Kamakura and Enoshima Island with Katsu. Katsu is very polite and patient. He also has a good sense of humor.

Louise Y.

HONOLULU, HI, United States
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Tour: #531149, A Day of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 23/19

We booked this tour as we are a family of 6 - 2 children ages 8 and 11, 2 seniors over 65 and 2 adults. Masakatsu was our entertaining guide who provided a van for the entire day. He took us to places that interested all of us including (but not limited to) Tsukiji Market, Harajuku, Meiji Jingu shrine, Tokyo Skytree and cherry blossom viewing. We would definitely recommend him and would book him again on our next visit to Japan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Louise, It was so much fun spending a day with you and your Family! Thank you very much.

Ken Stanfield

United States
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Tour: #531149, A Day of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 14/19

Katsu is very knowledgeable about Tokyo. Drove all over to show us the sights. Seven of us saw old and new Tokyo with a boat ride and a little shopping thrown in. We ended the day at a restaurant of our choosing before he returned us to our hotel. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words ken! It was so much fun hanging out with you guys! ^____^

Brandon Miller

United States
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Tour: #531655, Tokyo 1-day custom tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 28/18

Katsu was excellent. Perfect English and gave us a great understanding of Japanese culture and the city. Would highly recommend him - we felt like we became friends by the end of the tour.

Cara Lieberman

United States
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Tour: #531395, Fuji 1-Day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 16/18

Masakatsu is exactly the guide you want for your private tour here... We really felt like we had a "local" experience for our day trip to Hakone. He is very welcoming, pleasant and accommodating - we requested a specific itinerary at Hakone and it was perfect! He is also a photographer and took wonderful pictures of us! We really made our day trip special... and continued to be a very helpful resource for the rest of our time in Japan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cara and Steve! It was a lot of fun being with you guys. ^___^