Susan EslickUnited States
We would give Nobu 5 stars! He was very helpful and showed us many sights. We asked lots of questions that he was able to answer them all. He explained the subway system while we used it and that was great. He also has a nice sense of humor.
Jane ForbesToronto, ONTARIO, Canada
Nobu was friendly, informative and flexible. He was able to customize our Tokyo tour as we progressed through the day. We enjoyed his clear explanations of sites like the Meiji Shrine and comparison between Shintoism and Buddhism, and his sense of humour. Nobu easily answered all of our questions and he shared a little of his own background. Travel was smooth and the pace was perfect. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at an excellent soba restaurant. We are happy to give Nobu our highest recommendation!
Richard CraterUnited States
We had a tour with Nobu H. on October 7. He was very knowledgeable and spoke English very well. Whatever we wanted to do, he would accommodate us. We would give his tour 5 stars out of 5.
Craig P.United States
Nobu was very helpful in meeting us at the cruise terminal and having the right sized taxi waiting for us. He took us to some modern sites, such as the "Scramble" Crossing, but also to the major shrine, imparting very interesting bits of information about honor and respect. He lead us around the subway system with ease. He has a pretty good command of the English language and is very friendly and outgoing.
Patrick SkiddsUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your wonderful ratings. I had a great time with you!
Susan ZisesUnited States
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.
James NelsonUnited States
Earl RobicheauxUnited States
We had a great afternoon with him and he accommodated our grandsons wishes of visiting some of the electronic areas as well as the Meiji-Jingu Shrine
Mei StantonUnited States
Nobuhide is a excellent guide. He is very knowledgable, friendly and helpful.
We had quite an interesting half day tour with Nobu. He was businesslike, taking us to some places in which we had expressed an interest, adding two others and answering our questions. A huge amount of walking was involved - luckily not a problem for us! Reason for 4 stars rather than 5 is that he we didn't strike up quite as good a rapport with him as we have with other guides - he seemed a little distracted at times. Still, a fairly worthwhile morning. Overall Tours by Locals functions really well.
Kirsty UnsworthUnited Kingdom
Wonderful half day tour with Nobu! He gauged the needs of our mixed age family group perfectly and both the adults and children in our group enjoyed it. Nobu led us perfectly to some great locations we would not have seen our our own and the comments he gave about the places were great. Would thoroughly recommend to other families!
Don OvertonUnited Kingdom
Nobu organised a great tour for 12 of us - a large group but he managed us extremely well. He is very knowledgeable and speak very good English. He guide us very well and we all learned a great deal about Tokyo, its attractions and its customs.
Barbara DoyleUnited States
Nobu was a fantastic guide! We really liked the mix of sights he took us to -a beautiful shrine and temple, park with landscaping,water and rock features, young people's street with shops, lunch at the "best" sobu noodle restaurant, and last was going to be department store bottom level food court. He did a wonderful job explaining customs and cultural nuances. He also showed us how to use the subway system which helped the whole rest of our time in Tokyo. He is very engaging and knowledgeable.
Deborah KrebsUnited States
We truly enjoyed our tour. Nobuhide was great and very personable. He was on time and had an appropriate itinerary for us. Yet was very flexible. A private tour such as this is so much better than a large group tour! We will use Tours by Locals again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for wonderful comment. It was delighted to introduce you to all that is my city. I’d love to see you again here in Tokyo!
Richard MattiesUnited States
Nobu was excellent tour leader, and with our scheduling input, took us to the places in Tokyo we wanted to go. Only criticism was his choice for lunch; seemed very expensive to us, and took a lot of time (which resulted in visiting one fewer site during our tour).
Regina Lynch-HudsonRoswell, GA, United States
Nobu was the absolute best guide that we've experienced in a long time -- and we travel a lot! He was informative, polite, entertaining, funny --- and he provided site suggestions that we honestly wouldn't have thought of ourselves. 1000 stars wouldn't be enough to allocate to such a talented and well versed professional. His knowledge of the city and ease with communicating with American tourists make him a top choice!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Regina-San for such a wonderful comment. I enjoyed guiding you all around my city-and I’m happy to have another opportunity soon!
Nanette F.United States
Sorry this is so late. Our tour was fantastic. Would highly recommend Nobuhide!
Greg GlasgowUnited States
Having Nobuhide show us around on our first morning in Tokyo was time and money well spent. He arrived promptly at our hotel, his English skills were great, & he navigated us around by foot & subway to various spots in the city. At our request he took us to a sake seller where we could do a tasting. He explained customs and etiquette, answered a lot of questions, & made recommendations for places to eat & places to visit. Afterwards we felt less overwhelmed by Tokyo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. It was delighted to introduce you to all that is my city. I’d love to see you again (and taste Sake again) here in Tokyo!
Rick Lambardo R.United States
I hate to say this, but I strongly suspect that both my younger age and non-European ethnicity had something to do with Nobuhide's lax treatment of my tour. For the price I paid, I expected nothing but the best. I hope this feedback serves to be constructive for Nobuhide such that the next time he has a client of my demographic he will think twice before not giving his 100% effort. Considering this less than stellar experience, I may consider choosing another tour company for my future travel needs.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Rick-san, Thank you for your frank opinion. I took you to Yodobashi Camera as per your request. It is true that I told you to look around inside by yourself and I would wait outside. This is because I wanted to give you a free time to look around. Some guests prefer this way. This is 100% nothing to do with your age, non-European ethnicity as you say. However, I will keep your opinion in mind and do the better tour in the future. Thank you very much again.
Pradyumna TummalaUnited States
Nobu is an excellent guide--he catered the itinerary for a one day tour of Tokyo to our interests. It's impossible to even get all the highlights of Tokyo in a day, but we covered quite a bit efficiently. His English is fluent. I have a family of 5 with 3 teenage sons, and they were thoroughly engaged throughout the tour, which included the Sensoji Temple, view of the SkyTree, the street markets in Asakusa, the Anime/electronics district (Akihabara), and shopping in Ginza and Harajuku. Thanks Nobu!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for joining the tour! I enjoyed walking with you and your family too.!
Enjoyed the day with Nobu. He is knowledgeable, easy to understand and pleasant company. Would certainly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: John-San, Thank you for joining the tour! I enjoyed walking with you too! Wish you a continued safe and great trip!
Shelley GriffinUnited States
Nobu was great. He was very knowledgeable and easy going. I highly recommend his services. I couldn't imagine getting around Tokyo without him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your wonderful comment. I hope you have enjoyed the day!
Don MartinUnited States
Nobu san spoke great English, was accommodating to my interests. I enjoyed the tour very much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Don-San, thank you very much for your wonderful comment and rating. It was my pleasure to hear that you have enjoyed the tour very much. It was fun walking with you too.
Very friendly and knowledgeable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for wonderful comment. It was delighted to introduce you all that is my city. I'd love to see you again here in Tokyo!
Hedieh Arbabzadeh-Stefanacci, M.D.United States
We travelled as a family Nobuhide was a fabulous guide and company for the whole day on our trip to Kamakura. I would recommend him highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your wonderful comment and the rating and thank you for joining the tour! I enjoyed walking with you! Wish you a continued safe and great trip!
We had a great 8 hour tour, Nobuhide was pleasant, efficient and knowledgeful, advice you to try his 8 hour tour where you decide and He gives advice,. We Got to SEE all that We wanted and more. Cherry three blossom and panda zoo in Ueno park, shopping, wishing well and prayer in Asakusa Sensoji, High end shopping in Ginza, young girls fashion street in Harajuku, "Times Square" at Shibuya, sushi lun
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for joining the tour! I enjoyed walking with you too! Wish you a continued safe and great trip and safe flight back!
Elaine OpperUnited States
We were fortunate to have Nobuhide as our private English speaking tour guide for our first two days upon arrival in Tokyo! Very prompt and great your guide! Book Nobu early, you will not regret it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your great comments and rating. I will get in touch with you when I visit Texas. Wish you a continued safe and great trip!
Elaine OpperUnited States
We were fortunate to have Nobuhide as our private English speaking tour guide for our first two days upon arrival in Tokyo! Very prompt and great your guide! Book Nobu early, you will not regret it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your great comments and rating. It was fun 2-days with you. Wish you a continued safe and great trip!
Shadi CoeUnited States
My husband and I are usually independent travelers but there is no way we could have had the experiences we had and cover as much as we did in the short time on our trip were it not for the expertise of Nobu. I was able to request a change in itinerary (I really wanted to see the bamboo gardens of Hokoku-ji) and Nobu obliged graciously and even delivered the perfect recommendation for a hot soba request for lunch (it was a cold and rainy day). Thank you Nobu!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Shadi-San, Thank you very much for your wonderful comment and the rating. I was really fun walking with you. I am also happy to hear that you have enjoyed the tour.
Friendly and enjoyable company.Made my first but not last trip to Tokyo a memorable one. Take his advice re the Noodle restaurant .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your wonderful comment. I really enjoyed walking with you. Hope to see you again at next Tokyo marathon!
Cristina Santa InesUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for joining the tour. I enjoyed walking with you too!
several excellent points, very flexible in adjusting the tour itinerary to add items as time became available and suggesting compatible items. Nobu had a card with English and Japanese instructions on getting help if lost. Many tour changes were very supportive of what we wanted to do and enhanced our experience. we would have had even more enjoyment if Nobu could have given more background on Japanese life and customs.
Robert CooperUnited States
Robert CooperUnited States
John E.Toronto, ON, Canada
Very knowledgable on the sights of Kamakura. Had a wonderful day full of great sights, food, beer and saki.
Alison FoxUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your wonderful rating.
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.
Nobu went out of he's way to make everything possible for our tour. We loved he's relaxed attitude and our children enjoyed being with him. We highly recommend Nobu for any tour in Japan 5 stars
Leslie SjursethUnited States
We so enjoyed working with Nobu as our Tokyo tour guide. He took us to the sites we asked as well as added a few more that he thought we might enjoy…and we did! What a lovely day we had working with him.
We opted for a personal guide as we didn't want to go with a general tour that didn't satisfy us. Nobu-san was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and patient. Worth recommending.
Nobu is a very competent and highly experienced guide. We used his services during three days and he made our visit of Tokyo and Hakone a real highlight of our Japan visit. He is not only knowledgeable, but also flexible, adjusting the program to new circumstances or constraints (such as weather conditions). I highly recommend his services for a memorable visit of Tokyo.
Richard PostanceUnited Kingdom
Nobu was our guide for Tokyo on our first full day in Japan and all five of us (Mum, Dad, Daughter 13, Sons 11 & 8) thought Nobu did an excellent job of not just showing us around the sights of Tokyo but helping us to access both Tokyo and Japan. For example, teaching us how to ask for the check/bill in a Japanese restaurant or to use the subway. Nobu has good English, a warm, but not overbearing style, and his tour was the foundation of an amazing experience in this horizon expanding county.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Richard-san, Thank you very much for your warm comment and excellent ratings. It was fun walking with you and your family. I was glad to hear that you have enjoyed the tour and Japan!
Philip CoulsonEdwards, CO, United States
very enjoyable to spend time with - knew his stuff - found great places for lunch - changed tour to deal with the weather
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comment. It was nice spending a day with you.
Stephen P.Washington, DC, United States
Nobu gave us a very nice tour. He provided helpful context throughout our time with him. In addition to the Tokyo must sees, he showed us some off the beaten path sights. Nobu also found us a very good, charming, and well-priced local restaurant in Shinjuku. I wholeheartedly recommend him for your time in Tokyo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Steve-san, thank you very much for your wonderful comment and the ratings. I really enjoyed today walking with you. I hope you enjoy your cruise with your mother!
Hadi Sutrisno TjiangIndonesia
Patient, friendly, responsible and helpful. I would certainly recommend Nobuhide-san.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your quick and wonderful comment and the rating. I hope your tour will be enjoyable one and I cross my fingers for you for the fine weather.
Miriam R.United States
Guide ( Nobuhide) was very knowledgeable, informative and spoke English very well.
Harriet SobellUnited States
It was wonderful and the vehicle was terrific and Yossi was a great driver
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Harriet-san, Thank you very much for your wonderful comment and the ratings. I worried when the arrival time of the cruise ship was delayed due to the typhoon, however I was happy that everything went well. I hope your rest of your tour was also wonderful one.
Suzanne WojcikUnited States
Nobu made no consideration of the weather to alter plans and was caught in hours of deluge and blocks extra walking as he seemed to not know where he was going when he picked me up, subway vs. train. The fish market was unsafe with the floods (3-4 inches of running flood water). While he was nice, it really didn't live up to my expectations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I have learned that there are lots of different types of people. Thank you for your comment, anyway.
Paul S.United States
Nobu is an outgoing and friendly professional guide who allowed complete flexibility based on weather and the teenage agenda of our family trip. It was a fun and memorable day in Tokyo. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you very much for your wonderful comment. It was a pleasure to be able to respond to your various requests. I also was really fun with you and your family.
Jeff CalhounUnited States
Enjoyable tour guide with great knowledge of the history and area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your wonderful comment and your rating.
Chris EsguerraUnited States
A nicely paced tour. Nobu took in our preferences and tailored our tour to experiencing Tokyo from an insider's perspective. Had a great lunch and got to taste monja as well. Thanks Nobu!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Chris-San, Thank you very much for your wonderful comment. It was like a eating tour but really enjoyed with you and your friend. I hope you will enjoy your rest of your tour!
Thank you so much Nobu for such a great first day in Tokyo. We all really enjoyed the day especially the great pancake restaurant you took us to for lunch. Your help with the underground tickets etc was invaluable and your knowledge of the history was just what we wanted!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your wonderful comment, Yvette-san. I was really fun with your family and I am happy if you have enjoyed your tour in Japan.
Hello, we only had one day in Tokio, so we decided to have a guide.It was the right decision, Nobu showed us some of the main site in a very relaxed way. It was like spending a day with an old friend. We are very greateful and highly recommend him for future visits.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Karina-San, thank you very much for your wonderful comment and ratings. We walked a lot but it was a great walking day with you and your mother. I am happy to hear that you have enjoyed.
Timi HallemUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Timi-San, thank you for your excellent ratings. I enjoyed walking with you and your family. I hope you have returned home with good memories.
Robin SitverShort Hills, 07078, United States
Nobu was a great guide. He took us by subway to the Meiji Shrine and then to the main temple. Most importantly, he taught us how to navigate the subways so we were able to enjoy a lot of Tokyo on our own after the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Robin-san, Thank you very much for your wonderful comment and ratings. I also enjoyed walking with you. I am happy if you have returned your country with a good memory of Japan.
There were 3 of us on the tour. We all thoroughly enjoyed the sights. Very accommodating and friendly. Thank you very much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your wonderful comment and rating. I myself enjoyed walking with you too. I am happy to hear that you have enjoyed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for joining the tour and your comment and the rating!
Wonderful tour of Tokyo. We had never been to Tokyo before and Nobuhide gave a great insight into the city and we had thoroughly wonderful tour including a tea ceremony. Considering how busy Tokyo is we managed to see and visit lots of places. Would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Tokyo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Robert-San, thank you very much for your wonderful rating and comment. I am happy to hear that you have enjoyed the tour and brought back good memories with you. Hope to see you again!
Orit CohenUnited States
Very disappointed with Mr. Nobu. During our time with him, we felt like kindergarten children being led from one train to anorher, from one staircase to another. Mr. Nobu just kept walking in front of us, leading the way but without one word of explanations of any of the places we visited. He probably has knowledge about the sites but, unfortunately, he did not share any of it with us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment.
David BaumUnited States
Nobu was punctual, knowledgable and a wonderful guide. He provided valuable insights and we enjoyed our time with him immensely. Aria to Nobu!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: David-San, I enjoyed a tour with you. Especially seke joint at Asakusa was fun. Thank you very much!
Mark S.United States
Alexander de VosAustralia
Friendly and knowledgeable and willing to change the tour midway to accomodate our special requests. Enjoyed his perspective on Japanese customs and the history of Meiji Shrine.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Alex-San, thank you for your wonderful comment and for wonderful ratings. I hope your rest of your stay will be enjoyable one.
JohnPaul ThomasUnited States
Nobu, was a great guide. He was on time, spoke English fluently, gave great advice/assistance in getting around, and took us to great locations. I recommend him for anyone visiting Tokyo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: JP-san, thank you very much for your wonderful comment. I enjoyed the tour with you and your colleagues. Hope rest of your stay in Japan will be wonderful one.
Nancy MoyleUnited States
It was bad weather but Nobu made this one of the best tours we have had. He was attentive, considerate and knowledgeable. He showed us some out of the normal tourist places which was greatly appreciated. If ever in Tokyo again, we will request Nobu.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Nancy-san, Thank you very much for your wonderful comment. It was really fun going to Kamakura with you, though weather was not favourable. I hope your stay in Japan was memerable one.
On time and helped us travel to sites either walking or by train. Took us to a great restaurant for lunch and helped us with train reservations. Gave us a good insight into Japan. Very enjoyable tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment. I hope your rest of the trip will be fruitful one.
Peter HughesUnited Kingdom
Excellent guide. Insightful and very helpful helped orientate us to all things Tokyo! Unhurried, professional and met our expectations! Gave us added information/knowledge we would have otherwise not found out. Highly recommended. Thanks you, Nobu-San!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Pete-San Thank you very much for your excellent comment. I enjoyed walking with you and Tony. I hope that we can meet again!
Nobu was a fantastic guide. He showed us the city in a way that we never would have been able to do on our own. He showed us the sites we booked but also gave us the option to see other things along the way. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a tour of Tokyo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your wonderful rating. I enjoyed walking with you and glad that you have enjoyed the day. I hope to see you again!
Lawrence CreswellUnited States
Full-day tour started/finished at my hotel in Shiba and included: Tsukiji fish market, Hamarikyu Gardens, Sumida River cruise, Asakusa, Sensoji Temple, Nakamise, Tokyo Visitor's Center Lookout, Meiji Shrine, Omatesando shopping, and Shibuya. We made 2 refreshment stops--one for tea and melonpan and one for a sweet treat. Nobu was prompt, attentive, helpful, and provided just the right amount of narration. Would hire Nobu again next visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your wonderful comment. I had a grand day walking with you. I also was glad to say that I could have your professional comments on my concern. Thank you very much again!
Nobu was a fabulous guide. His English was perfect. He was extremely insightful and tailored a tour for us. We where lucky enough to be in Tokyo over the New Year period and managed to the Emperor deliver his annual speech. My family will be forever grateful to Nobu for this wonderful experience.
Neil TaylorUnited States
Enjoyed the tour but many places closed as it was New Year's Day! Not too many places open for lunch either!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your excellent rating. Though most of the places were closed, I hope you have enjoyed he day. Please have safe flight home!
Gerald TywoniukTustin, CA, United States
Nobu did a great job as our tour guide on our first day ever in Japan! He listened to our needs during the day. Thanks Nobu!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gerald-San, It seems like you have enjoyed your first visit to Japan. I am happy to hear that. Also thank you very much for your wonderful ratings. Hope to see you someday!
Denise HaniseeUnited States
Wonderful personality. Paid great attention to our needs and requests. Gave us extra two hours to make sure that we saw everything. Nobu San made our trip interesting and fun and taught us a lot about japanese customs and language. It was a great tour. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your great comment. I am happy to hear that you have enjoyed our tour. I also enjoyed a lot walking with you!
Denise HaniseeUnited States
Wonderful tour. Thank you very much
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Denise-San Thant you very much for your wonderful rating. If you come back again, I am willing to guide you again!
Wonderful having Nobu-San guide us on our first visit to Tokyo. He is knowledgeable and we learnt many interesting facts about the culture and history of Japan. We enjoyed the most the sake tasting, touring the Meiji Shrine and the Tsukiji market.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Francis-San for your wonderful comment. I am happy to hear that your first trip was enjoyable one.
Marlene BankwitzUnited States
Nobu was fantastic! He was knowledgeable, funny and heaps of personality. We really enjoyed this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Marlene-San for your wonderful comment. It was really fun walking with you!
Nobuhide was a very knowledgeable and fun guide for our afternoon in Tokyo. He was very timely, showed us a lot of different aspects of life in Tokyo and made sure when we departed that we were properly oriented as to where we were headed for dinner. Very kind of him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment.
Francine NovakoffUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your excellent rating! it was really fun walking with you. Hope to see you again. Regards,
Nobu-San was OK. He was on time, covered our requested items and answered questions, best he could. We were a group of six and all felt the same - he was OK. As the contact for our group he created concern for me as he did not reply to request for 4 or 5 days immediately prior to our arrival. He advised he was tied up with another extended tour and went silent. Sorry to have to say this, but would not book with him again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comment. I am sorry I did not follow up promptly, I made you aware I was away from the internet and on tours which caused my delay in responding. I will take your comments into consideration for future tours.
Sonny AbesamisUnited States
Nobu was a great guide. We've already seen the sights of Tokyo so we wanted something more off the beaten track. He took us to the Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens which was great. Then he asked where else we wanted to go. Since the Edo-Tokyo Architecture Museum was far away, it would be great to have a guide take us there and navigate through the trains. After multiple stops and a bus ride, we got to the place and it was wonderful. There was a guide there so he translated for us. Thank you Nobu.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sonny-San, Thank you very much for giving me a great ratings. It was really fun walking with you and it was not bad way to walk around in the rain. Please enjoy rest of your stay!
Jason WynneUnited Kingdom
Nobu was polite warming and extremely informative, we knew where to go when and was great fun to spend time with, would absolutely recommend him 100% thanks Nobu!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your wonderful rating and a great comment. I also had fun time with you guys. Hope to meet you again sometime in Japan!
Great tour with a very knowledgeable guide. Nobuhide provided a great overview on amazing temples and shrines, showed the correct way of purifying yourself before approaching a temple, how to put forward wishes and, last but not least, provided tea in a really stunning bamboo wood and a lovely lunch in a hidden away place. I can highly recommend the tour. Perfect!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your wonderful comment! I was fun walking and talking with a person who have strong interest in Buddhism and in Shintoism. Thank you very much again Bernd-san.
Keith B.Sandy, UTAH, United States
Kind, polite, helpful, punctual and professional guide. We enjoyed the 3 days we spent with Mr Nobuhide exploring Tokyo and Nikko. The train tracks were blocked on the way to Nikko and he was indispensable in working out alternative train options on a different line. We would definitely use him again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your wonderful comment. I enjoyed walking with you and your wife very much. I also appreciated your professisional advise on my leg a a medical doctor. I look forward guiding you and your wife after 40 years!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your wonderful comment and rating! I was really happy that you have enjoyed your start of your tour. You and your family were very friendly and I myself also enjoyed walking around Tokyo. I hope you and your family enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. I would like to meet you again next time you come over to Japan!
Myron MarianoUnited States
I could not ask for a better guide than Nobu. He was prompt, knowledgeable, affable, and was able to show us a very nice taste of Tokyo in the four hours that we were with him. I highly recommend him, and would not hesitate to book him again for a longer tour the next time I am in Tokyo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your super comment. Though our time was not long enough, I enjoyed walking around the city with you. I would like to meet you again in Tokyo!!
Donna WilsonUnited States
Two wonderful days with Nobu in Tokyo. He took us to a combination of peaceful parks , temples, and even a special cafe complete with cats. Super guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your wonderful rating and comment. I really enjoyed the days with you. Playing with cats and playing with koi carps were fun. Hope to see you again.
Dale JacksonUnited States
The guide was on time and catered the tour for my needs. As a fantasy author my main goal was of a cultural and historic nature. Not only did he show me places of intrest he had a great ammount of knowldge about them as well, and not just the basic facts but small details that were intresting, and just what i was looking for.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your excellent comment and 5 stars. I also was fun letting me know about the fantasy world. I feel happy that you are enjoying Japanese life. Hope to see you soon.
Naomi AdsitUnited States
It was one of the best experiences of our lives! Nobuhide (Nabu-san) was a very experienced, professional and friendly guide. He went out of his way for my sons and their interests, as well as, our own. A good choice in our decision for Tokyo. If you don't speak the language, you really need a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your wonderful comment. It was really fun walking with your family. Especially it was fun when we went to the "maid cafe". Please say hello to your family.
Andrew LeighUnited Kingdom
Nobu provided a very useful and knowledgeable insight into Tokyo and travelling on the underground system. He also took us to some of the different areas of the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Andrew-san, it was fun walking with you. Hope to see you again!
Kelsey WilsonUnited States
My partner and I went to Kamakura with Nobuhide. We were so glad we chose, not only to do a private tour, but to do it with this wonderful man. He was an incredibly kind and very relaxed tour guide. Trenton and I felt very comfortable with him. He not only shared fun facts about Kamakura, but about Japan in general, and really helped us to understand everything. He was very knowledgeable and gave us plenty of information while still being very laid back, letting us do what we wanted. We are very grateful!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your wonderful comment and 5 stars. I also was very fun walking with you. Hope to see you some time and somewhere again!
Robert MinowUnited States
Nobu provided an outstanding experience. He provided excellent information, communicated well with and was quite helpful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your excellent comment. I enjoyed walking with you.
Juan Pablo Metz RedondoCanada
We were a group of 3 Canadians in Japan for 10 days. Nobu San is an amazing individual who is very knowledgeable and passionate about showing not only the sites but the Japanese culture. Our overall stay in Tokyo was excellent thanks to the tour we took the 1st day we arrived to Tokyo. We will be back to Japan as we fell in love with the country, the people and the culture and we will book Nobu San again. Arigato gossaymaShita NoBu San for making our stay such a wonderful experience. Lyne, Karen and Pabl
Dylan ReeceUnited Kingdom
Great experience with Nobu-San, had a great day sampling Japanese cuisine and seeing some of the local sights.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your excellent comment. it was fun and happy moment visiting a lot of places.
David PhillipsUnited Kingdom
Excellent guide wth very good knowledge
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your excellent comment. it was really fun walking with you.
Craig H.United States
An excellent tour and guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I still remember the day with you. It was a fun and happy moment.
Dana AlkharratUnited Arab Emirates
Nubo has a great personality. but we expected more from a tour guide. he did not come with a plan, he was a bit confused with the tranportation options. he took us to the dance festival though and it was a great pick! i think he will benifit from this comment and be more organized. thank you very much anyway.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank-you for your advice, I will take your comments into consideration to better my tours for the future.
Ben BeuchlerUnited States
Nobu was a fantastic guide. He prepared an excellent itinerary that would've been worth five stars on its own, but modified it on the fly several times to meet our whims of the moment, including adding a visit to a cat cafe and a side trip to Shibuya station to see the statue of Hachiko. He also did his best to teach us how to get along in Tokyo, including a very thorough explanation of the train ticketing system, several courteous phrases, and basic rules for getting around the city.
Anna MilesSouth Africa
My guide was very nice and kind and worked hard to make my tour enjoyable. The weather was so humid that both of us were a bit tired. I think it would have been better if he understood what I enjoy a bit more - I chose a more expensive tour option so I could do the things that are interesting to me. I feel we were a little incompatible as tour companions. I do feel he did his job and worked hard and there were many enjoyable moments but some unenjoyable ventures as well- maybe it was my miscommunication
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my first time to guide a solo woman and changed start time from noon upon her request. Most of the places were closed by early evening. That day was the summer festival day. I asked the guest whether the guest would like to go there and the guest said yes. But soon after we got to the festival, the guest said she didn't like crowded places. However, next time such unusual events happen on the same day I will do my best to provide a great experience as always
Jesus Gustavo Cuan FongMexico
Excellent time in Tokyo, just as a personalized tour should be: no schedules arranged or fixed time/sites to visit. Gave me the point of view of this city feeling like a local and guided by one. Now I have a friend in Tokyo, Thanks Nobu!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Gustavo-san. Thank you so much for your kind words and your generosity. I really enjoyed our time together showing you the sights and having "Cold Sake". Cheers, Nobu