Very interesting tour. It was very interesing for us, that the tour guide has a certain age, so he could tell us of the problems japan had in earlier times. First he asked what we would like to see. The tour was quite hard for us, but we had enough time to recover. We really enjoyed the whole day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Roland, During our tour around Tokyo, you asked me about the so-called Japan problems: why Japan has stagnated for over the two decades. And, I mentioned two possible factors: seniority systems and life-time employment system. I am glad my answers helped you understand the problems. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to spend an interesting time with you. Kenji
Ivy SchlechterUnited States
We had such a great experience with Kenji and he was so knowledgeable about Japan! His English is great and he was very accommodating. Would highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ivy-san, Thank you very much for giving me an opportunity to take you and your family around Tokyo for four days, leaving me with a pleasant, exciting and unforgettable memory. Kenji
Ivy SchlechterUnited States
Kenji stayed overnight to get up early and take us to the fishmarket first thing in the morning before we left Tokyo to start our Japan touring. We only spent a short time with him. But looking forward to returning to Tokyo and learning all about the city from him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ivy, Many thanks for your favorable comment on me. I will do my best to help you learn all about Tokyo early in January. Kenji
Kenji is a knowledgeable, organized and friendly guide. He patiently answered all of our questions and did a wonderful job of teaching us a lot about Japanese history and culture. He suggested a delicious local noodle shop for lunch that has been in business for over 100 years. Kenji was also helpful in recommending other sites to see during our time in Tokyo. I recommend Kenji's tour as a great way to get an overview of Tokyo.
Cindy LewUnited States
We did a full day tour with Kenji. Excellent guide. He was well organized, fun and informative. He worked with us to create a custom itinerary and did an excellent job! I highly recommend him for you Tokyo tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cindy, Thank you very much for recommending me for other future travelers. I enjoyed taking you and your group around Tokyo by private transportation. Thanks. Kenji
Joe R.United States
Kenji had a lot of energy and worked hard to make sure that we saw everything on that agenda as promised.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joe, One important requirement for a guide is to help a traveler to see everything he or she wants to see. I am glad I was able to do that. Thank you. Kenji
We experienced a lovely day with Kenji exploring Tokyo for our first day visit. He was prompt, organized and very well informed . We travelled by metro making it very easy to cover the city. We highly recommend his services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Steven, I greatly appreciate your positive comment and rating. I am very glad that you and your wife enjoyed my Tokyo tour. Thank you. Kenji
Pinchas (Pinky) SareliSouth Africa
Kenji Is a fantastic guide! Warm,knowledgeable and extremely helpful! We love you Kenji
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pinky-san, I regret that we couuld not go to Mt. Fuji and Hakone because the typhoon cut off traffic at many places along the expressways. Thank you very much for rating me so high. Kenji
Pinchas (Pinky) SareliSouth Africa
Star rating-5/5 Kenji is an outstanding guide-knowledgeable,warm and extremely helpful! We love you Kenji
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pinky-san, I greatly appreciate your favorable rating. I was pleased that you were able to find a good item at a good price in shopping. Thank you. Kenji
Excellent tour by Kenji of Tokyo ... we covered such a lot in one day .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karen, Thank you so much for your favorable comment on my tour. Kenji
Absolutely wonderful. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from Kenji's great depth of knowledge about Tokyo and Japan. We had an amazing day from start to finish touring the best attractions in Tokyo. Kenji is an absolute gentleman who thoroughly enjoys sharing his vast knowledge with his guests. Thank you, Kenji for an amazing start to our visit to Tokyo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael and Cara, You were the great travelers to me. Soon after meeting you at the hotel, I found we were already on good terms with each other. Both of you were extremely friendly to me and very attentive to what I said about the tour sites we visited. You were the ideal travelers any tour guides would like to spend time with. Thank you for everything. Kenji
Kenji did a very good job leading us around the sites of Tokyo. He was knowledgeable about the history and helped us understand the sites. He also took us to a most wonderful restaurant that he had researched and suggested prior to our arrival. We had an exceptional meal with Kenji and are very grateful for his suggestions.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Liz, Thank you so much for your favorable comment on me. Yes, the restaurant I selected for you is located on the 36th floor of a building near the Imperial Palace and the Tokyo Station and commands a fine view. But, to my regret, haze blurred the view on that day. Kenji
Michael GowiskiUnited States
Great job Kenji. We all had a ton of fun and it was a great way to kick off our vacation. We saw great sites, all while becoming familiar with the city. Thanks again. Michael
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, I am glad that my tour helped you to be a way to kick off your long vacation in Japan. Thank you so much for providing me with a favorable rating. Kenji
Christo E.South Africa
Great morning with Kenji. He was wonderful with our teenage kids as well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christo, I very much enjoyed walking around Tokyo with your family on a hot midsummer day with occasional showers. Thank you for the good rating. Kenji
Despite the heat we really enjoyed our day tour of Tokyo. Kenji was very knowledgeable and interesting and looked after us really well - doing the main sights, but also taking us to a lovely little Soba restaurant and accommodating the desire of some of our party to visit a hedgehog cafe. The heat was really intense and as we had some 70+ grandparents with us we requested to finish our tour a little earlier, but Kenji was more than prepared to continue! Kenji really enhanced our time in Tokyo - thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dawn, Thank you so much for giving a rating of "excellent." Yes, we were exposed to intense heat on that day, but all of your family members consisting of three generations were so cooperative that I was able to fulfill my assignment. I am very glad you enjoyed my tour. Thank you. Kenji
Michael HoughUnited States
Very nice tour. Mr. Kenji was very knowledgeable and customized our tour according to our wishes.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, I am very glad that you liked my tour. Thank you. Kenji
Richard ClarkUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our Tokyo tour with Kenji. He was very knowledgeable and flexible, and never made us feel rushed or afraid to ask questions. His Discover Tokyo private tour was the perfect way to start our 8-day trip in Japan.
Jeanne OndyakUnited States
We highly recommend Kenji. Our tour was far more than seeing the sites, it was about understanding how historical events, religion, leaders, and the basic nature of the people influenced the country. Kenji made getting around easy; we had lots of fun talking with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeanne, Thank you so much for highly recommending me. I enjoyed two days with you in Tokyo. Jim, your husband, asked me many questions on sensitive questions regarding Japan's religion, work, family, community, and so on. I felt very hard to answer them immediately but enjoyed spending time for it. Kenji
I had done a TBL tour of Tokyo with my family a few years back....so wanted more of a history lesson and to visit more traditional places....Kenji was the perfect host.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karl, On that day, I acted as a substitute guide. I am very happy to know that you enjoyed my guidance. It was fun for both of us to appreciate sake at Yanaka- ginza on a sunny Sunday in June. Thank you. Kenji
Larry SchollUnited States
Kenji, was the perfect guide for our family. He was able to move the tour date up when our flight plans changed, had a full itinerary planned for us and allowed extra shopping time in the fashion district. He even shared some sake from his hometown as a send off when dropping us off at the train station at the conclusion of our tour. Well organized, patient, knowledgeable and seemed to take a genuine interest in answering all our questions. The perfect tour guide. Thank you, Kenji!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Larry, I am very glad to know that you and your family were able to enjoy my regular tour "Discover Tokyo starting from a hotel in Narita Airport." And thank you so much for your high rating for it. I appreciate it very much. It was a wonderful experience for me to visit a fashion house "A Bathing Ape" in Minami-Aoyama at the request of your elder son. Thank you for everything. Kenji
We had a great day with Kenji - we had a short layover in Tokyo, and he picked us up at Narita, helped us navigate our way into the city and showed us some highlights - tailored to our interests. We asked for a spot to have sushi for lunch and he found us a great restaurant where the food was wonderful. He left us wanting to return to Tokyo for a real visit!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Patrick, Thank you so much for your high rating for me. It was only 4 hours that you stayed in Tokyo-- too short for you to see this big city of Tokyo. Please come again for one day tour. Kenji
So glad we booked our Tokyo tour with Kenji. We had a wonderful day seeing all the sights( Kenji was knowledgable on every aspect) a delicious noodle lunch was provided in a local restaurant and finally a relaxing river cruise with an unexpected helicopter display over the bay. A day to remember. Kenji looked after us and guided us through out the day on all the various modes of transportation. A big thank you from both of us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Irene and Ian, I deeply appreciate your favorable rating for my tour and me, which is a great encouragement to work harder. I hope I will be able to meet you again in the future. Thank you. Kenji
We had a lovely day with Kenji last Sunday navigating the metro and discovering Tokyo. Thank you
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David and Susan, I had a wonderful time taking you around Tokyo starting from the Tokyo Cruise Terminal in Harumi. I greatly appreciate your good rating of my tour. Kenji
Michael WalshUnited States
I think Kenji did a wonderful job of taking us around Tokyo. We saw--in particular--the Asakusa Kannon temple, the Meiji shrine, the Shinjuku Gyeon park, and Shibuya crossing, as well as the Ginza area. In addition, he took us to an excellent noodle shop for lunch. His English was excellent, he conveyed the essentials of Shintoism and Buddhism as well as the historical backgrounds of the shrines. Given that it was Golden Week, he did this all under difficult circumstances of huge crowds.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, Thank you so much for your favorable comment and rating. We were able to visit the Imperial Palace Plaza when the new Emperor Naruhito addressed the people who gathered in front of the Imperial Palace to celebrate his accession to the throne, although we had no time to enter the palace because of too long a queue to join. Yes, everywhere was very crowded on that day in Tokyo. I enjoyed your company very much. Kenji
Camtam NguyenUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Camtam, Thank you so much for a generous assessment of my tour and me. I also had fun being with you and your husband and two daughters. Kenji
David CrozerUnited States
Our two full-day tours with Kenji went very well. Yes, he is a 5-star guide who was prompt, polite, knowledgeable, and most accommodating. We had given Kenji several ideas as to what we wanted to see and we were able to accomplish our goals. Using a wheelchair presents some logistical problems but we were able to navigate the subway and train systems with his aid. He is a lovely gentleman and we would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, Our two days in Tokyo with your wife on a wheelchair made me realize again that Tokyo's subway system is not adequately equipped with elevators. It was a hard work but a very fulfilling job for us(you and me) to carry her during the tour. I greatly appreciate your company - you as a gentle husband and your wife as a warmhearted lady. Kenji
Tommy BeadelUnited States
Kenji was a delight. He was fun and kind and open to having an adventure with us. Climbing through an interactive exhibit and answering all of our questions. He was sweet to grab a child's hand so we wouldn't get separated in the subway and his energy was astounding. He showed us all around Tokyo and saw us back to our hotel. We joke that Kenji is still there waving us into the hotel.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tommy, Thank you very much for the highest rating for me. I took a picture of your family in a subway, which shows your two cute children were having a lot of fun with their parents. A very good memory! Kenji
Kenji was prompt, friendly and knowledgeable. He showed us a full range of interesting places. We walked miles! And lunch advice was great. We enjoyed our day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joe, I am glad you enjoyed the day with me in Tokyo. Thank you for a good rating for my tour and me. Kenji
Peter YoungUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter, I deeply appreciate your favorable rating for my tour. Kenji
Mark MundoAuburn, WA, United States
Kenji is a great guide. He pays complete attention to your wants and needs as you tour. Very knowledgeable. He has a great spirit and made us feel warm and comfortable from the moment we met. We toured Tsukiji market, Askusa temple, Imperial palace, Harajuku, Shibuya and several other places that gave us a very complete picture of life in Tokyo. I would highly recommend his services!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark Mundo, Thank you so much for your excellent description and evaluation of my tour and me. I am very glad you liked my tour. Together with you I really enjoyed the cherry blossoms in Ueno Park. Kenji