Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Shizuoka-Japan by Tour Guide Tomie S. (Guide #5431)


Sherrill Tillger

United States
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Tour: Fuji Hongu Sengen Taisha & Shiraito Falls, Shimizu, Japan
Date: Oct 3/19

Tomie set the stage for our amazing cruise tours around Japan. She was our first guide and we learned so much from her that our other guides on the following days were impressed with what we knew of the culture, customs and 'how to's' of local transportation! Her English is excellent and easily understood, even for my profoundly hearing impaired husband. She explained everything well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sherrill, I am happy to be given such a warm comment to me and also glad to know every one enjoyed local public transportation systems. I am sure we were very lucky to see Mt Fuji even though it sometimes was covered by clouds. Please send my best regards to all participant. With many thanks, Tomie

Brent Walters

United States
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Tour: #41386, 5h Tokyo in-depth private tour at Harajuku and Shibuya, Harajuku, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 2/19

Tomie has such a kind and passionate demeanor and is very easy to spend time with. She took me to places that were very interesting and I was able to experience so much in our time together.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ms.Walters, I do appreciate your warm comments to me. I had also a great time with you to be shared with variable things in Japan. With many thanks, Tomie

Rebecca Chinn

United States
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Tour: #235581, 8h-Assorted Tour in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 28/19

Tomie S. created the perfect 1 day tour of Tokyo by providing a written itinerary, sharing her vast knowledge of history and culture, and accommodating the various wants/needs of my family (ages 9-86 yrs old). She helped arranged a car service to maximize time at the sites. Her English is very good. We had a delicious lunch and learned how to make an origami. We are honored to have Tomie as our guide as she made our first visit to Japan very special and memorable. Thank you Tomie!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rebecca, I do appreciate your kind comments to my guiding. I see the bunny your daughter made every day, which makes me remind of every one. I also look forward to working as your guide again. Fondly, Tomie

Carol Baker

United States
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Tour: #262656, Hands-on Experience of Japanese Home-Cooked Meals, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 6/19

Today was our last tour with Tomie. As with the other two experiences, it was a wonderful day. Her enthusiasm and desire to share her country with us was a delight. We both feel that in such a short amount of time we have learned about the transportation systems, some of the many customs, some of the history, and many incredible areas of Tokyo. We have a new and informed appreciation of Tokyo and the Japanese people. Many thanks Tomie, Carol and Dave

Carol Baker

United States
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Tour: #41387, 8h-Tokyo in-depth Down Town Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 4/19

Our Tokyo experience has been just wonderful. Tomie, our guide, has shown us so many fascinating places, and provided us with so much valuable information about this grand city, and the Japanese life style. She is a five star guide, that we are so fortunate to have...

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carol, I do appreciate your kind comment to my guiding. It is my pleasure to share with aspects as many as possible during your stay in Japan. Fondly, Tomie

Carol Baker

United States
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Tour: #235581, 8h-Assorted Tour in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 3/19

Our Tokyo experience has been just wonderful. Tomie, our guide, has shown us so many fascinating places, and provided us with so much valuable information about this grand city, and the Japanese life style. She is a five star guide, that we are so fortunate to have...

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Carol, I am glad to be given such a nice comment to me! With many thanks, Tomie

Richard C.

Windsor, CA, United States
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Tour: #41258, 5h Old Tokyo in-depth private tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 26/19

Great tour. Tomie was knowledgeable and flexible. She modified the tour to help us find some wonderful Japanese knives and showed us parts of Tokyo that we would have never found.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard, I do appreciate you gave me an impressive comment to my guiding. Hope the knives you bought make your daily life much more splendid! With many thanks, Tomie

Beverley Walker

Australia
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Tour: #277825, 5h in-depth tour in Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 19/19

Tomie was a very friendly and informative guide. We enjoyed our five hour tour of Yokohama very much. Originally we had book only for two and met a lady on the ship who was alone and needed to fill in most of the day before heading to Narita Airport. Tomie was happy to accept a third person and helped us with baggage storage before our walking tour and tickets by bus to Narita Airport. She was most helpful and we felt we were in very good hands and enjoyed our brief time exploring Yokohama. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Beverley, I do appreciate your kind comments to my guiding. I also had an interesting time with each of you. Hope the lucky charm works! Fondly, Tomie

Alice Ettinger

United States
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Tour: #277825, 5h in-depth tour in Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 17/18

We had a wonderful day with Tomie in Yokohama. She is energetic, funny, very smart, and has a perfect grasp of English idioms, and current events in the US and elsewhere. She was waiting for us at the pier with her sign, and we began our tour. She showed us many places not usually seen on large tours. We walked all over, but with respect to my using a cane. Tomie answered all of our questions and we enjoyed our interactions. We really enjoyed our day and highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alice, I am very glad to be given such a warm comment to me. I also had impressive time with both of you. Hope the luchy charm works in a very near future! With many thanks, Tomie

Ann G.

United States
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Tour: #235581, 8h-Assorted Tour in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 3/18

I recently toured Japan with my cousin (her first time in the country). We planned on spend a couple extra days in Tokyo. Because I had a tour with Tomie a few years ago, I knew she was the perfect person to guide us around. We booked her full day tour and enjoyed the entire time. Her knowledge and professionalism are of the highest caliber.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ann, I do appreciate your kind comment to me. I also had a really good time with both of you. Hope the lucky charm works for you! With many thanks, Tomie

John Reardon

United States
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Tour: #262656, Hands-on Experience of Japanese Home-Cooked Meals, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 17/18

Tomie is a first class guide and a fountain of information. The cooking class was an absolutely unforgettable experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John-San, I do appreciate your warm comments to my guiding! I also had a wonderful time with each of your family members. I do hope the lucky charm works well enough in a very near future. With many thanks, Tomie

Wayne Ferrari

United States
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Tour: #50237, 8h-Tokyo in-depth Up and Down town private tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 5/17

Maria Sofia Ruby

Pasig City, METRO MANILA, Philippines
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Tour: Super robots in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Nov 1/17

This trip was planned specifically for my husband. Thank you Tomei-san for bringing us there. My husband is looking forward to go back and visit Akihabara to buy more items for his robot collection.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Pia, Thank you for your complement to the itinerary I created. I am sure your husband might find something great at his next visit. I do appreciate your kindness. With best regards, Tomie

Maria Sofia Ruby

Pasig City, METRO MANILA, Philippines
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Tour: The tour of Ueno, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Oct 31/17

The kids really loved the visit to the Ueno Zoo. It was a fun day at the park. We wished we could have stayed longer so we could have visited the other museums. More reason to go back and visit Tokyo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Pia, It was a great pleasure for me to see your younger daughter' smile a lot at Ueno Zoo. Hope another chance would be given soon. Fondly, Tomie

Maria Sofia Ruby

Pasig City, METRO MANILA, Philippines
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Tour: #41387, 8h-Tokyo in-depth Down Town Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 30/17

Tomie is a very kind and friendly guide. She was very accomodating with my family especially my kids. My husband and kids enjoyed the visit to the museum and park. She even taught us how to make a Mt Fuji origami! Given the short visit, we learned to appreciate the Japanese culture and its people.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Pia, I do appreciate your kind comments to me. I was also happy to share a lot of things with your family. I look forward to seeing your family in the near future! With many thanks, Tomie.

Tetyana Kovtun

Ukraine
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Tour: #41386, 5h Tokyo in-depth private tour at Harajuku and Shibuya with Tetyana, Harajuku, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 27/17

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to quality customer experiences and takes all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences. We have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our normal high standards.

Thomas Han

United States
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Tour: #262656, Hand-on Experience of Japanese Home-Cooked Meals, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 9/17

We had such a wonderful experience with Tomie!!! She was a lovely guide for us on our first day ever in Tokyo. Being very new to the city, she took the time to explain the trains and basic etiquette which helped us out all week. She took us to a couple of small shrines in the neighborhood, walked us through a japanese grocery store and explained every step with our cooking staff. The whole team was attentive and wonderful. And now we are looking forward to recreating these wonderful recipes at home!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Han family, I do appreciate your kind comments to my tour. I am very glad to know each of your family had a good time on the cooking! Hope the recipes work well for your appetite. With many thanks, Tomie

Karen Beauchemin

United States
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Tour: 4h in-depth tour in Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan
Date: Sep 23/17

This was our 2nd trip with Tomie within two days. We are so happy to have picked her for our tours. She is friendly and easy to work with. Her knowledge of the area is amazing and we highly recommend you book a tour with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Karen, Thanks for your kind comments to Yokohama, too. Hope your future tour is fine and fun. Fondly, Tomie

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to quality customer experiences and takes all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences. We have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our normal high standards.

Karen Beauchemin

United States
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Tour: #41387, 8h-Tokyo in-depth Down Town Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 22/17

Tomie was the best! She guided us throughout Tokyo and took us to many interesting places. Her knowledge of this very large city is second to none. She is friendly, kind and easy to get to know. We could have never visited Tokyo on our own but with Tomie it was so easy. We traveled by subway and she made it seem like we had done this all our lives, we never once questioned which way to go, how to get tickets out of the machines or how much to pay for the ticket. We highly recommend Tomie.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Karen, I do appreciate your kind comments to my tour. It was great opportunities for me to share various topics through the tour. With many thanks, Tomie.S

Yolanta Cadman

Australia
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Tour: #50237, 8h-Tokyo in-depth Up and Down town private tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 28/17

We had a wonderful tour of Tokyo. It was great to use public transport from Yokohama and around Tokyo. Tomie was friendly and informative and had tailored our sightseeing to suit us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Yolanta, Thanks a lot for your kind comments to me. I had a good time with you to share with a variety of topics. With many thanks, Tomie

Jo Harrop

United Kingdom
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Tour: #41258, 4h Tokyo in-depth private tour, Yokohama, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 2/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jo, I am happy to be given such a warm comments to my tour. I do also appreciate to share a lovely time with each of your I look forward to seeing you again ! With many thanks, Tomie

Yvonne Corpuz

Australia
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Tour: #41386, 4h Tokyo in-depth private tour at Harajuku and Shibuya, Harajuku, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 29/17

Tomie is very knowledgeable about Japanese history and cultural heritage. She was able to answer my many questions and exceeded my expectations with the information she provided. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Yvonne, Thanks a lot for your warm comments to my guiding. I was happy to be shared with numerous topics with you. I am looking forward to seeing you in Japan. Fondly, Tomie

John Preston

Australia
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Tour: #41387, 8h-Tokyo in-depth Down Town Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 27/17

We enjoyed our 2 days with Tomie. She integrated information on each of the tour sites with aspects of day to day modern Japanese culture giving a fascinating insight into the country's modern history and its struggle between cultural respect and progress..

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John, I do appreciate that I was given such a nice oppertunity to work as a guide and could share a lot with each of your family. Please say hello to each of your family member! With many thanks, Tomie

John Preston

Australia
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Tour: #50237, 8h-Tokyo in-depth Up and Down town private tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 27/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John, I am very, very happy to be given such a warm commet to me! With great thanks, Tomie

Joel Krause

United States
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Tour: #262656, Hand-on Experience of Japanese Home-Cooked Meals, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 20/17

A wonderful experience for all of us! Tomie is knowledgeable, kind and speak wonderful English. She took us around, explained the Temples and showed us a bit of the history of Tokyo before the food! The cooking school, well they are amazing. My 7 year old son River loved it! They were so kind, and brought him into the process so well. The food, was amazing! They worked to make sure all of us were having fun, and learning. I truly felt as if we have made friends.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joel, I do appreciate your kind comments to my tour. I am glad to know all your family had a good time at the Japanese cooking. I do hope you might be enjoyed it at your house again! Also I will tell your comments to each staff at the cooking school. See you soon! With many thanks, Tomie

Anthony R.

United States
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Tour: #41387, 8h-Tokyo in-depth Down Town Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 15/17

We very much enjoyed our tour with Tomie. She was good company as we traveled via subway and foot around this great city. She planned the tour well, but was also flexible, and she introduced us to an interesting cross section of Tokyo history and life.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Anthony, I do appreciate your kind comments to my tour. Also I was glad to be shared a lot of topics with both of you. With many thanks, Tomie

Timothy Bowman

United States
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Tour: 7h-tour in Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan
Date: Apr 11/17

Tomi led us on a nice walking tour despite the rain. She was quite helpful in helping us find some books.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Timothy, I do appreciate your kind words to my tour. Also I am glad to know you had a good time under the stomy weather. Please say hello to all attendants in particular your 'Kawaii (cute)' grand daughter! With many thanks, Tomie

Meike Krug

Canada
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Tour: #41386, 4h Tokyo in-depth private tour at Harajuku and Shibuya, Harajuku, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 18/17

Spending the morning of our first full day in Japan with Tomie was like being with a friend showing you around their home town. She is an absolute wealth of knowledge; sharing both historical and anecdotal information on almost everything. She has a lovely demeanour and I felt comfortable asking her to adjust the itinerary to include something of particular interest to me. I highly recommend spending the day or half a day with Tomie! Thank you ever so much!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Meike, Thank you so much for your warm comment to my tour. I am glad to know my information made your first day in Japan fine even a little bit. Thank you again. See you soon. Tomie

Paul Austin

United States
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Tour: #41387, 8h-Tokyo in-depth Down Town Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 13/17

Great tour, Tomie is a wonderful guide, she is very knowledgeable and very pleasant. We had over 15,000 steps and saw , it seams. Almost all of Tokyo. We had a day pass on the subway and used it all day. I would recommend this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Paul.A Thank you so much for your kind comment to my tour. I was happy to be shared with various topics from A to Z with both of you. With many thanks, Tomie

Paul Tapper

Australia
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Tour: in depth assorted Tour 2, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Feb 13/17

Tomie was brilliant ! very well prepared , full of info & covered all the places we wanted to see

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Paul, I do appreciate your warm comment to me. I was glad to share with various topics with both of you. With many thanks, Tomie


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