Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Tokyo Japan by Tour Guide Yasuko N. (Guide #3938)


Jennifer Frantz

United States
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Tour: #117451, Best of Tokyo - a six hour private tour by van, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 15/18

Informative, flexible , kind & patient . Made our brief time in Tokyo worth the stopover ! Thank you so much ! The vehicle was pristine and the driver perfect .

Lincoln McEwen

Australia
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: May 16/18

Our tour didn't quite go to plan as our kids were a bit of a nightmare after a few long days traveling, but yasuko had the patients of a saint! She tried very hard, which we really appreciated. Thank you yasuko!

Judy Dissick

United States
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Tour: #173609, Best of Tokyo - a six-hour private tour by minibus, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 16/18

Yasuko is a excellent and knowledgeable guide. She made our day so interesting. She was able to adapt to our wishes as to what to see without a problem. I would highly recommend your tour company and especially Yasuko without any hesitation. Judy D.

Robert Krauss

United States
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Tour: #64511, Best of Tokyo - a half day private tour by Van, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 10/18

David Frank

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Mar 30/18

We were very happy with our tour. It was our first day in Japan, and in addition to showing us the areas we asked to see and providing historical and cultural context, she helped to acquaint us with the use of the trains and subways, and gave us excellent advice regarding restaurants and suggestions for the remainder of our too-brief stay. Highly recommended.

Michael Riewaldt

Thailand
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Tour: #100640, Best of Tokyo - a full day private tour by Van, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 29/18

EXQUISIT private van day tour!!! Thanks to our guide Ms.Yasuko & her Driver! Every aspect of the itinerary plus the requests we had were met beyond expectations! Ms.Yasuko is most professional, cordial and made the two of us feel like family! Timing was superb from beginning to end. We had so many stops and the driver was always waiting for us once needed! Sakura vieiwing was breathtaking and so was lunch as well as high-end shopping during a sunny day! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED; A VERY BIG THANKS TO MS.YASUKO!!

Kailla Platt

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Mar 28/18

We had a wonderful tour! We saw several different areas of Tokyo - the old and the new. We enjoyed viewing Cherry Blossoms in different places. Our guide was full of helpful information as well as knowing a lot about the history of Japan.

Arthur Scheithauer Jr.

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Mar 23/18

Yasuko provided us an outstanding tour of Tokyo. Using the subway to get us to see many highlights of the city. Definitely a 5 (5 being best there is) of a 5 hour tour.

Tina Franklin

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Feb 21/18

Yasuko was AWESOME! We booked at the last minute and were looking for a fast and flexible tour for our family of four (including our twin teens.) Yasuko delivered! She took us to Ginza, Sensoji Temple, an amazing local soba noodle spot for lunch and more. We got a variety of the highlight tourist sights, as well as less commercial local areas. What we learned from Yasuko about the culture, the subway and temple rituals served us well throughout the rest of our trip. Doumo Arigato!

Warren R.

United States
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Tour: #64511, Best of Tokyo - a half day private tour by Van, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 15/18

Excellent overall tour! Yasuko is an excellent tour guide with superb knowledge and a pleasure to work with!!

Dylan Tucker Gangnes

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Jan 31/18

Yasuko is the best! So much fun and extremely knowledgeable. Really appreciate the experience & creating an itinerary that matched our desired day out in Tokyo. Katherine & Dylan Seattle, USA PS LOVE looking back at the fantastic photos you took!

Michael Kopittke

Australia
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Tour: #173609, Best of Tokyo - a six-hour private tour by minibus, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 20/18

Yasuko was great and adjusted the itinerary based on our needs and it was a memorable family experience.Prebooked the Owl Café to avoid and her choice of restaurant was great and well priced.Yasuko even took us to the Train station and made sure we were on the right Train.Thank You Yasuko and Mr O driver for going the extra mile.

Mary Mitchell

Australia
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Jan 18/18

Yasuko was delightful! We went to some lovely old authentic Japanese areas, bought fresh made rice biscuits, had great coffee, visited the palace gardens, and ate some fabulous food. Thank you Yasuko for our Tokyo experience!

Sam Rudham

Sydney, NSW, Australia
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Tour: #117451, Best of Tokyo - a six hour private tour by van, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 12/18

My wife and 2 young children had a wonderful 6 hour tailored tour of Tokyo with Yasuko. She planned the day so we all got something out of Tokyo and none of us were left disappointed. She was professional, personable and extremely knowledgeable. We saw a lot in our 6 hours thanks to her, and no request from us was too hard. We even stopped to do some shopping when an opportunity arose. I highly recommend Yasuko and I will definitely be booking with her again when we return to this fascinating city.

Charity Brockman

United States
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Tour: #150363, Best of Tokyo - a half day private tour by mini-bus, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 31/17

Yasuko was awesome! We had three generations traveling together and over the New Year holiday. She was great getting us in and out of popular places with her knowledge of "short cuts" and a minimal amount of walking. She was able to accommodate our variety of interests (we went from the shrine to Pokemon stores). Overall, hit all the hot spots that we were interested in seeing and though we only had a short time with her (it takes a long time to get around in Japan), she made the most of it!

Sally Ellison

United Kingdom
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Dec 30/17

After a half day previous tour Yasuko provided us with a tailored and amended fantastic tour. She went above and beyong to show us things we would never of found on our own. Having her as our guide ment we did not have to think about anything, she guided us everywhere so we could soak up the sights and sounds. She took us to the best places to eat and showed us where to find authentic gifts and nothing was too much trouble. Tokyo would not of been the experience it was without her.

Sally Ellison

United Kingdom
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Dec 29/17

Yasuko was a attentive and fabulous tour guide. She made our visit to Tokyo so special. There is no way we would ever of seen and done all the things we did unless we had a guide and to have her was really great. She guided us around the subway at a speed we could never of done, we did not have to think about anything, we could just enjoy and savor the whole experience. We adjusted our requirements of what we wanted to do the following day and she kindly addressed everything, she was brilliant.

M Faiz Azmi

Kuala Lumpur, WP, Malaysia
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Tour: Special Program Tour - Experience Japanese Culture- Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Dec 2/17

Yasuko was excellent. She managed to find us a 24 generation swordsmith in Kamakura and patiently explained and translated the process of Katana making to us. Fascinating look into a hidden art and the process. She also took extra pains to find us train details back to Shinjuku which went very smoothly thanks to her guidance!

Sharon Chan

United Kingdom
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Tour: #173609, Sharon Chan's private tour by minibus, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 19/17

Michael Samach

United States
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Tour: #64511, Best of Tokyo - a half day private tour by Van, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 6/17

Tour was excellent. Tailored to what we wanted. Guide Yoshiko was excellent. Knowledgeable, helpful, pleasant. Well worth the money

Marcy Brown

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Sep 23/17

Yasuko gave a very thorough tour and made the most efficient use of our one day in Tokyo. We learned how to use Japanese mass transit and with her help we were able to zigzag all over the city, seeing many of the important sites. Never could have done so much on our own.

J A Hinton

Fresno, CA, United States
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Tour: #150363, Best of Tokyo - a half day private tour by mini-bus, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 19/17

We were in a private van with Yasuko as our guide. She was wonderful in suggesting great places to visit, and arranged for the van to finish our tour in Yokohama to board the ship to start our cruise.

J A Hinton

Fresno, CA, United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo - Private Tour from Tokyo to Yokohama Pier by Van, Yokohama, Japan
Date: Sep 18/17

Yasuko was wonderful--great English, tour customized to our wishes!

Julianne Grove

Sydney, NSW, Australia
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Jul 9/17

What a privilege to spend time with Yasuko and plan our whole Tokyo stay. Going to places that aren't in the tour guides. We can't recommend Tours by Locals enough. J

Margaret Babb

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo - Private Tour from Yokohama Pier by Van, Yokohama, Japan
Date: Jul 3/17

Tour was great but van not at gangway... guides need to know to register car to get into piet

Charles Murkofsky

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: May 19/17

Bogdan G.

Switzerland
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: May 15/17

We spent a wonderful day in Tokyo with Yasuko. It didnt feel so much as a guide tour but more as friend showing the city. In a very relalaxed atmosphere we visited a lot of cool places tailored to our interests and went for an excellent and a bit hidden shabu-shabu restaurant for lunch. Yasuko also helped us with shopping and any additional requests we had. 5-stars!!

David Cumming

United Kingdom
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: May 12/17

Charles Murkofsky

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: May 8/17

Peter Haigh

United Kingdom
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Tour: #117451, Peter Haigh Family's Tour in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 4/17

Outstanding. Very professional, fun and understood each member of our parties needs. We would highly recommend her.

Jean Szoko

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: May 2/17

Yasuko was the perfect guide! Not only did we do the scheduled activities but we also made some interesting side stops along the way. She also had checked the current calendar for events and we were able to see a special performance at the Meiji shrine! We really enjoyed our tour.

Sarah F.

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Apr 24/17

It was a pleasure to see Yasuko san again. She is an excellent guide, attentive to every detail of your tour. Her knowledge and guiding skills made our visit to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine even more interesting. She also shepherded us through a marvelous sake tasting, ending up with a visit to a wonderful noren shop so we could get another one for our house. We look forward to spending time with Yasuko again on our next visit to Tokyo.

Barry K.

Australia
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Tour: Best of Tokyo - a 6-hour private tour from Yokohama Pier by mini-bus, Yokohama, Japan
Date: Apr 14/17

Our wonderful guide was just what we anticipated - Yasuko was outstanding and made us feel so welcome to her Country. We went to a number of tranquil place off the beaten tourist tracks and we gained an deep insight into Japanese culture. Highly recommend guide

Gerald DeSobe

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Apr 13/17

Linda Johnson

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Apr 11/17

Yasuko was delightful! Knowledgeable, efficient, very pleasant with answers for all of our questions. She quickly ascertained our interests and limitations. Her guidance in choosing which sites to see was essential due to inclement weather.

Paula Kraft

United States
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Tour: #64511, Best of Tokyo - a half day private tour by Van, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 7/17

Henry Peluffo

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Mar 30/17

Frankly, its the only way to visit Tokyo. If it were not for Yasuko's guidance it would have been impossible to cover as much as we did. We would have been lost at the first subway station. It is a lot of walking but that's ok. Yasuko was very knowledgeable and very open to answer all our questions; and I had many. Here English is ok too.

Ken Baron

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Mar 15/17

Yasuko was fun to be with for the day. We had a great walking tour of Tokyo and I learned a lot. She was very flexible with my requests.

Mike Immerwahr

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Feb 22/17

Mike Immerwahr

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Feb 21/17

We spent two delightful half-days with Yasuko visiting a few of Tokyo's highlights. Her suggestions and the order in which we visited was perfect, and she was incredibly gracious and attentive throughout, constantly making small adjustments to our itinerary as needed. Cannot recommend her highly enough.

Thomas Ngo

United States
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Tour: #64511, Best of Tokyo - a half day private tour by Van, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 20/17

Brad Sasaki

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Feb 10/17

Yasuko was a GREAT guide and we HIGHLY RECOMMEND her Best of Tokyo tour! She met us promptly at our meet up time and was very informative with many historical facts throughout the day. She was flexible and let us choose where wanted to go and would recommend different shops and food stalls to stop. For lunch she took us to a local noodle restaurant that we would have never found on our own. We really enjoyed our time with her and are sure you will too!

Kathryn Lee

Australia
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Dec 28/16

We enjoyed a wonderful day exploring Tokyo with Yasuko. She showed us how to navigate the subway. We saw 5 memorable sites of our choosing. Yasuko was knowledgeable about the city and local customs. Her English is excellent. She went beyond expectations in finding us a Japanese restaurant for lunch that would make everything gluten free.

Eleni Tsitsanou

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Dec 23/16

Yasuko adjusted the tour based on my preferences and came well prepared to start our day. She was knowledgeable about the history/culture and patiently answered all my questions. As a person she is really pleasant and made the tour enjoyable and fun. She exceeded my expectations when she provided me with maps of the subway system and game me itinerary alternatives after the tour to be able to go to a particular store the next day. I would highly recommend Yasuko and will contact her for my next visit.

Eric Juhlin

United States
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Tour: #173609, Best of Tokyo - a six-hour private tour by minibus, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 20/16

Yasuko was a good guide. She adapted to our desires and accommodated our requests.

Nicole Phillips

Hong Kong
Rating

Tour: Special Program Tour - Experience Japanese Culture- Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Dec 15/16

Our Sushi making experience was everything we hoped for. Informative, authentic and delicious. Yasuki was very accomdating and helpful. Thank you for a great start to our stay in Tokyo.

Ronald Borsenik

United States
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Tour: #117451, Best of Tokyo - a six hour private tour by van, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 21/16

We were extremely pleased with the tour provided by Yasuko and her driver. She knew Tokyo very well and put together an efficient tour that meet our desires. She helped us plan the rest of our time in Japan. Highly recommend her and Tours by Locals.

Arturo Ang

Philippines
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Tour: #100640, Best of Tokyo - a full day private tour by Van, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 17/16

Yasulo is a very dynamic guide and always wear a friendly smile!

Arturo Ang

Philippines
Rating

Tour: #100640, Best of Tokyo - a 5-hour private tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 15/16

Martin Lim

Indonesia
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Nov 10/16

Herbert Fisher

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Oct 31/16

Yasuko is a very popular guide and I was very lucky to have her for our 7 hour tour of Tokyo. Her in depth knowledge made the tour both fun and educational.

Charles Steele

New Orleans, LOUISIANA, United States
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Tour: #151092, Best of Tokyo - a full day private tour by mini-bus, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 14/16

was very knowledgeable of what we wanted to do and see worked at our pace adapted to the changing needs

Denise O'Connell

United States
Rating

Tour: Best of Yokohama - Private Tour by Minibus, Yokohama, Japan
Date: Oct 13/16

Yasuko is just wonderful. She made sure we saw everything we could possibly see in the time allowed. We were so lucky to have her bring us to the Ship with time to spare. She is the best!

Denise O'Connell

United States
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Tour: #117451, Best of Tokyo - a six hour private tour by van, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 12/16

Yasuko is a wonderful guide. She planed wonderful days for us and went beyond our expectations!

Whitney Blake Nielsen

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Sep 19/16

Yasuko - was very knowledgeable and conscious of our time, we used her for a full day tour and a half day tour and could not have been more pleased.

Whitney Blake Nielsen

United States
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Tour: #100640, Best of Tokyo - a full day private tour by Van, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 18/16

Yasuko - was very knowledgeable and conscious of our time, we used her for a full day tour and a half day tour and could not have been more pleased.

Thomas Ngo

United States
Rating

Tour: #173609, Best of Tokyo - a six-hour private tour by minibus, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 16/16

Jeff Bogdan

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Jul 8/16

Yasuko, thank you very much for all the great information, every one enjoyed the tour, even the boys (which after being on 10 days of vacation, you still held their interest). Thanks again. Jeff

Ted Ozaki

Anaheim, CA, United States
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Tour: #173609, Best of Tokyo - a six-hour private tour by minibus, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 5/16

Yasuko was very informative about the 4 places that we toured (Hamariku Gardens, Imperial Palace, Tokyo Tower and Yanaka) which are listed in the order that we enjoyed. Yasuko knew that by going to the Tokyo Tower first we would avoid the crowds. As we were leaving the people were coming into Tokyo Tower. The only downside was that the last place we visited (Imperial Palace) we had to rush thru, because the driver had another commitment.

Morlie Wang

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Jun 30/16

Yasuko was awesome! She was on time friendly and flexible. She took us to Akihabara, Harjukku, Tokyo tower for a half day tour. I would definitely recommend her and use her again. She gave us a good quick overview of everything that we wanted to see so that we could figure out if we wanted to come back to the areas and how to use the subway system. She gave good insider information on little shops and where to eat to save money and where to buy the least expensive stuff. It was definitely worth the money.

Aj Johnstone

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Jun 16/16

Yasuko is an excellent and professional guide. She worked with me on the itinerary for the day, providing her expertise and being clear when she wasn't as familiar with something. This was the second time I have toured with her and I would recommend her without hesitation. She helped the day flow smoothly and we learned so much from her!

Mark Kalina

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: May 5/16

A wonderful tour that showed us fascinating parts of Tokyo that we would have never been able to see otherwise. Highly recommended.

Nancy Scala

United States
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Tour: #117451, Best of Tokyo - a six hour private tour by van, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 14/16

M Faiz Azmi

Kuala Lumpur, WP, Malaysia
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Tour: #64511, Best of Tokyo - a half day private tour by Van, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 10/16

Yasuko was brilliant, managed to fit in a number of cherry blossom sites in Tokyo in a morning and also to fit in the Meiji shrine as an extra. Very informative, helpful when bargaining and knew all the shortcuts to fit in so much in a morning. Highly recomended and hope to call on her in pur future trips to Tokyo.

Deno Barroga

United States
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Tour: #117451, Best of Tokyo - a six hour private tour by van, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 8/16

Yasuko and driver were excellent. I had such a good time and we saw many different sites. We were lucky because the lines for the attractions that we went to were not long at all (it helped that today was the first day all the children had to go back to school). I would highly recommend Yasuko. We accomplished a lot in a short amount of time. Thanks Yasuko for making my trip to Tokyo such a fun, enjoyable and memorable one.

John Zabala

Wulguru, Q, Australia
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Apr 5/16

Yasuko was a fantastic guide who provided us with insight into the history of Tokyo, and Japan that allowed us to appreciate the fascinating country we were visiting. She planned our day out to ensure we got great value from her, and combined our children into the tour to ensure they remained engaged. Her English was at a very high level and we had no issues talking with her throughout the day. Her recommendation for lunch was a highlight. In the end she even modified our tour to take in a final site.

Brian Rooney

New Zealand
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Mar 25/16

Joy F.

United States
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Tour: #64511, Best of Tokyo - a half day private tour by Van, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 15/16

David Melsom

Australia
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Jan 13/16

Yasuko is a very amiable and flexible guide, especially given the very short notice. She is a Local resident who speaks English very well, and is enthusiastic about Tokyo. Yasuko was efficient but at the same time allowed us time with the family to make detours and was very attentive to both us and the children's needs. I would have no hesitation in recommending her.

Maureen Gorsen

United States
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Tour: #100640, Best of Tokyo - a full day private tour by Van, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 24/15

Yasuko was a terrific guide. She was very flexible to reorganize the tour to meet our needs. She arranged for us to see the sights with nearly no lost time or inefficiencies. She was also very knowledgable and we learned a lot about Tokyo and life here throughout the past 50 years. Highly recommend!!!

Daphne del Prado

United States
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Tour: #64511, Best of Tokyo - a half day private tour by Van, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 30/15

Excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable, accommodating to our requests, adjusting schedule as needed. Highly recommend Yasuko to all visitors.

Leanne Reiter

Dallas, TX, United States
Rating

Tour: Special Program Tour - Experience Japanese Culture- Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Nov 9/15

Robert Franco

United States
Rating

Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Oct 29/15

This was our second tour with Yasuko. We enjoyed our tour two years ago so much, that we returned to tour with her again. Yasuko is a wonderful, sweet and engaging host. She has great ideas on sites to see, and made the tour very enjoyable. She is very knowledgeable and explains the nuances of Tokyo that you can never get from a tour book.

Sanford Saito

United States
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Tour: #173609, Best of Tokyo - a six-hour private tour by minibus, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 14/15

Yasuko was excellent from beginning to end! Her knowledge of the areas we visited from their history to their current use was amazing. She even managed to get our group of 7, tickets to go inside the Imperial Palace grounds. She worked with us from the planning stage to try and satisfy our desires as well as giving her suggestions to make the time more valuable. She even helped us after the tour to get tickets and gave great suggestions for our next day. I highly recommend Yasuko for a Tokyo tour.

Mona Bookman

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo ― a 6-hour tour from Yokohama Pier by a private van, Yokohama, Japan
Date: Sep 22/15

Yasuko was a very knowledgable, kind and considerate guide. We crammed a lot into a short period of time.

Barbara Foster

United States
Rating

Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Sep 16/15

This was our second day with Yasuko. I love to go to the different stores and do food shopping. It is just remarkable to see everything that they make and sell. Thanks for a great half a day.

Barbara Foster

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Sep 15/15

Whenever I go to Japan I always try to get Yasuko. She is great! This time we went to Kitchen street, OH my what a place to find anything! Then to the Asakusa market. We also ate lunch at a small local Japanese restaurant, that was really good! She is very knowledgeable about Japan and will plan on her our next trip to Japan.

James H.

Lakeport, CA., United States
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Tour: #117451, Best of Tokyo - a six hour tour by a private van, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 7/15

Yausuko was the best! Great tour of Tokyo. She gets our vote for the very Best!!! Thanks, The Hagans

Tracy Elms

Italy
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Tour: #117451, Best of Tokyo - a six hour private tour by van, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 29/15

Yasuko was very professional and with her good organisation we managed to fit a lot into the 6 hour tour. At the end of the tour she very kindly insisted on helping us to convert our JR voucher to the train pass and booking our seats on the train for the next day (reminding us to book "mount Fuji view" seats. I would definitely ask her to accompany us again when returning to Tokyo.

Dennis Wright

Philippines
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Tour: Best of Kamakura - a full day tour, Kamakura, Japan
Date: May 13/15

This was our first tour the day after arriving in Tokyo. Yasuko-san was a wonderful tour guide explaining how to effectively use the trains as well as cultural nuances of things we were seeing. She made efficient use of our time and extremely knowledgeable of train and bus schedules and where to eat. Yasuko-san spoke excellent English and shared many anecdotal stories that helped us get the most from the tour. Excellent.

Dennis Wright

Philippines
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: May 12/15

This was our second day with Yasuko-san and included several sites around Tokyo which necessitated being able to be efficient in travels from one site to the next. Yasuko-san was well prepared and had done her homework moving from site to site efficiently from Mejii Shrine to Asakusa to a Sumo Tournament we were able to get ticket for. We could not have asked for more. She also had great recommendations on restaurants and where to position to get good photos. We could not have been more pleased.

Helen K.

Switzerland
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Tour: Special Program Tour - Experience Japanese Culture, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Apr 30/15

Had a private tour with Yasuko last year, again this year, and planning one for the next year. Very personable and knowledgeable. Great command of English. Yasuko stands out among other tours we had in Japan. Would highly recommend to all.

Larry Green

Australia
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- a private tour for Larry Green, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Apr 29/15

Yasuko was an excellent guide and provided us with life time memories of Tokyo that I don't think are possible to obtain without a local guide. She was absolutely wonderful

Sarah F.

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Apr 17/15

Yasuko is one of those guides you dream of getting. Excellent English and a wonderful ability to change plans quickly. Plus intelligent, a good sense of humor and the ability to help gaijin learn to use the transportation system. We will engage her again the next time we are in Tokyo.

Sarah F.

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Apr 16/15

Yasuko is an excellent guide. She adapts itineraries to your needs and knows an immense amount about Tokyo. She is also linguistically skilled and responsive to the pace of jet-lagged visitors. We thoroughly enjoyed our half-day with Yasuko and will happily book her tours again.

Chang Wei Choo

Malaysia
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Tour: #64511, Best of Tokyo - a half day tour by a private van, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 12/15

She speaks good English Very helpful and accommodative. Polite and pleasant. Will recommend her to friends visiting Japan

Carmen Mendez

United States
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Tour: #64511, Best of Tokyo - a half day tour by a private van, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 9/15

Amy Van

United States
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Tour: Taste of Yanaka, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Apr 4/15

This tour is called "Taste of Yanaka" but we hardly tasted at all. We stopped by two shops for sweets and they were unique to their own, which were great. But that was hardly "taste," more like sampling. I expected a little more than that. Also, The summary had Ginza Yanaka as a place to cover, but we didn't go there at all. I felt we spent too much time wandering in the cemetery, which I thought was rather morbid. I traveled to see different things, not cemeteries.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We visited Monumental Image of Buddha,Last Shogun Tomb,Shitamachi Museum Annex, organic rice cracker store,traditional cake store,old temples,traditional houses in hidden alleys,food store,Modern Art Museum and privately owned wood block print museum upon request.I did my very best to fulfill all your family's request.Your requested pace was slow so we could not visit Yanaka Ginza.I am sorry I could not meet your high expectation but take your comments into consideration for the future of this tour.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: The guide manager touched base with the guide to make sure that the comments are considered for the next tours.

Patricia Callerame

United States
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Tour: #117451, Best of Tokyo - a six hour tour by a private van, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 3/15

We loved our tour of Tokyo with Yasuko. She is very knowledgeable and explained everything to us. We particularly appreciated learning some of the detals of Shinto and Buddhist rites and some of the history behind the things we were seeing. Yasuko consulted with us the choose the itinerary that suited us. My husband gets back pain if he walks too far, so we really appreciated the fact that after the van dropped us off, it would drive to the pickup pont so that we didn't have to backtrack.

Dariya Kulchytska

Canada
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Tour: #64511, Best of Tokyo - a half day tour by a private van, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 31/15

Very competent tour guide! She arrived early and was ready to start. We had a packed itineary and managed to get through it all, wow! We also really enjoyed the traditional green tea ceremony that was panned for us, it was great to learn about all the traditions and customs in detail (in English!) and the reasoning behind them. I would recommend this tour guide to any of my friends travelling to Japan!

Leigh Ann Haggerty

United States
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Tour: Special Program Tour - Experience Japanese Culture, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Mar 26/15

We had a wonderful cultural experience both from a Ninja class and for drumming. Yasuko visited the sites beforehand and had everything planned. We would not have been able to do this without her. Both were one of the highlights of our trip.

Leigh Ann Haggerty

United States
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Tour: Special Program Tour - Experience Japanese Culture, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Mar 26/15

Theresa S.

Albuquerque, NM, United States
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Tour: #100640, Best of Tokyo - a full day tour by a private van, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 25/15

Yasuko's warm personality and friendliness made our day tour of Tokyo interesting and fun. I requested private transportation, for a party of six senior citizens, and she provided us with a brand-new ten passenger van and a wonderful driver. She took us to all the sites we had requested and to some surprise places most guides do not go to, the Peace Buddha Temple was such a serene place. Her choice of a local restaurant for lunch was great, food was delicious! Highly recommend Yasuko for a great tour!

Melissa Herron

Australia
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Tour: Special Program Tour - Experience Japanese Culture, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Mar 24/15

Yasuko made our time in Tokyo incredible! Highly recommended! We enjoyed traditional Tokyo and understood so much more about this beautiful place with our guides knowledge. Yasuko was so lovely, knowledgeable and made sure we were well assisted. Having Yasuko take us through the city made a huge difference to our trip, definitely worthwhile!

Rebecca M.

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Mar 23/15

We spent 2 days, 4 hours each day, with Yasuko. Yasuko is very friendly and knowledgable! She helped us figure out how to ride the JR Trains and Tokyo subway system, and we were able to get around easily the rest of the week. She took us to Meiji Shrine, Tsukiji Fish Market, Senso-ji Temple, Yanaka Cemetery, a tea ceremony, Akihabara, and more. And she showed us how to get to other places on our own. Thank you Yasuko!!

Janet Jones

Ireland
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Mar 18/15

Yasuko N. is a wonderful guide. She arrived promptly at the hotel, was both educating and entertaining throughout the morning tour and escorted me back to the hotel. I would highly recommend Yasuko and Tours- by-Locals and would definatly use your service again. Thank you

Don Paradine

United States
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Tour: Best of Kamakura - a full day tour, Kamakura, Japan
Date: Mar 6/15

Yasuko is an excellent guide! She shepherded us through the Tokyo Station, at rush hour, and didn't lose us in the crush of people! She made intelligent suggestions as to how to use our time well, and was patient when we became engrossed in something that was not on the original agenda. We thoroughly enjoyed her restaurant recommendations, and she was entertaining and informative. We'd book her again, and recommend her to anyone!

Don Paradine

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Mar 4/15

This was the first of two full days with Yasuko, and we thoroughly enjoyed both days. She is an excellent guide, an amazing navigator of the subway system, even during rush hour, and has entertaining stories to share about the sights. Even her choices of authentic neighborhood restaurants were inspired (not an easy task, with very picky Americans!) We enjoyed every minute with her, and would recommend her to anyone.

Alice Langston

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo-a half day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Feb 14/15

Yasuko was a pleasure. She was very informative, even suggesting places that we didn't know about. She went above and beyond by checking out where our train was leaving from and making sure we knew how to get there. Her English is excellent making it so easy to communicate with her. She took care of our every need. We would greatly recommend her to be your guide.

Alice Langston

United States
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Tour: Best of Tokyo- an almost full day tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Feb 13/15

We had a wonderful time in Tokyo with Yasuko as our guide. I wasn't feeling well the first day, and she was amazingly considerate of that fact. Her English is great and she certainly ticked off everything on our list. She paid attention to our interests and took us places most tour guides do not go. We greatly enjoyed getting to see more of Tokyo because of Yasuko.