Nancy B SorensenUnited States
Morimasa was an excellent guide. His English is excellent. He was kind and personable. He showed us how to use the subway, as well as many interesting points of interest within walking distance of our hotel. He is very knowledgeable. I loved our time with him.
Scott GoormanUnited States
Morimoso and our tour could not have been any better. He is extremely knowledgeable, well-spoken (with great English), efficient, and kind. For my wife's and my first day ever in Japan, he provided a great overview. His day was well-planned, giving us a taste of so many important sites in Tokyo, and helping us to avoid crowds. He even helped us to plan events for later in our visit, including helping us get tickets to Kabukiza theater. The day was perfect!
Thank you Ogawa San for your tours of Tokyo. We saw a lot in a short period of time and learn some Japan history due to your knowledge. May be it was too intense for one of us, but it worth it. :) Will be happy to see you again when back to Tokyo. With love from Australia, Andrei & Valeria.
Randolph H.United States
Morimasa is not a "typical" tour guide. I told him I wanted to visit 3 areas that I remembered from my days as a foreign student close to 50yrs ago. In a short time he figured out my interests and in addition took me to other areas and establishments that I thoroughly enjoyed. At the end of our tour, he suggested other areas I would find interesting. His "lay of the land" provided a blueprint for me to relive my fun days as a foreign student in Tokyo...
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. I hope you enjoy rest of your tour in Asia.
Jan FinchUnited Kingdom
5 stars out of 5 A very fine and knowledgable tour guide, very professional and courtesy In depth knowledge Highly recommended
Scott NeumannUnited States
Morimasa O. was a great tour guide, and I am so glad I booked with him. He is a true local, and I got the local experience!
Margaret (Maggie) OGradyAustralia
Found Morimasa an excellent knowledgeable guide. Absolutely recommend experiencing some of Japan with a local guide. Thank you.
Cynthia Chavez LamarUnited States
This was a great tour to begin our time in Tokyo. Morimasa was very knowledgeable and answered our questions about Japanese culture, which was helpful. For the afternoon part of our tour we requested to go somewhere less busy, and he took us to a quiet neighborhood with a few sights that we really enjoyed. It was a peaceful break from the busy streets of Tokyo. Morimasa is an interesting man. He has done a lot of traveling and walking in his lifetime.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments. Please enjoy rest of your tour in Japan.
William RodgersUnited States
Morimasa provided an excellent introduction to Tokyo. He is extremely professional and friendly. His tour provides excellent information and insights into this amazing city. Morimasa's local knowledge is super helpful for anyone spending just one day or more time in Tokyo. Morimasa speaks English very well and is easy to understand.
Morimasa was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. He was very pleasant and easy to be around. And, as we had heard from our friends that recommended him, he helped us with tickets and learned us to get around. Since this was our first day in Japan we didn't know exactly what to ask, as we do today after almost a week here. Maybe some more about Japanese daily life and society would have been interesting to learn more about.
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 if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Morimasa was a wonderful guide with a great deal of knowledge about of the history and significance of landmarks. He speaks excellent English and is very fit. He walks a great deal in his personal time and we covered slot of ground. He was helpful in teaching us how to get around and where to go when we are on our own. I highly recommend Morimasa and Tours by Locals for Tokyo.
Charles TemplerUnited States
wonderful first day in Tokyo, we learned a great deal about the city, Japanese culture and customs and local transit procedures. Morimasa is very well informed and speaks perfect English having lived one US for a time.
Peter ZentaiUnited Arab Emirates
Mr. Morimasa was a great guide, very knowledgeable and friendly. He has shared a lot of interesting cultural and historical information during our full-day tour in Tokyo. It was an amazing day that we will remember. We highly recommend him for an exciting guided tour around Tokyo.
Brian WinkowskiUnited States
Morimasa was a wonderful tour guide and we highly recommend him. We learned so much about Tokyo that we will not forget - from interesting facts about Japanese history, culture, and customs - to how to buy a Pasmo card and order veggie soba noodles. We saw a Buddhist temple, a Shinto shrine, a busy market, beautiful gardens, and more. Morimasa is an engaging, worldly individual with a great sense of humor - a true gentleman and excellent company throughout the 6.5 hour tour.
Eng Choi Mark C.United Kingdom
very polite and knowledgeable of the history of the places of interest visited during the tour. we are glad that he help us to sort out our rail pass and book our trains.
Very good tour of Tokyo by Morimasa. Rating: 5 out of 5
Margaret QuinnUnited Kingdom
A great day at Omiya Bonsai village to see the museum and some of the private growers nurseries. A long held wish of mine. Ogama sorted out our transport (we are not the best walkers) and slowed every thing down to our pace as the day got hotter. On to the train museum, also well worth a visit. Ogama is well spoken, knowledgeable on many subjects, and was happy to adapt the day according to our needs. I would be very happy to book another tour with him on my next trip to Tokyo.
Maryanne FriendUnited States
Great program for a first timer in Tokyo, With a Nice guide who spoke very good English. Would absolutlely recommend this trip. Really enjoiable day :)
Matthew NewcombUnited States
What a wonderful way to start our Japan trip! Morimasa gave us a great foundation for Tokyo both historical and geographical. He is very kind, flexible with tour customization, and went out of his way to make our day great. He even helped us work through some train ticket logistics for later in our trip. Highly recommend Morimosa and this tour for your first full day in Tokyo. It was a truly pleasant experience filled with great stories and he speaks excellent English.
Frank ReinsteinUnited States
He was SO patient and understanding for first time visit.
Lu WalstonUnited States
Joanne BoylanBaltimore, MARYLAND, United States
Very pleasant and helpful tour guide. We enjoyed seeing shrines, gardens, river cruise. Happy to share historical perspective and answer are questions.
The tour was very comprehensive, thorough, fascinating, varied and informative! We thought it was most interesting and great value for the price. We enjoyed getting some local flavour (an unexpected wedding at a Shinto Shrine) and local food. Our tour guide was excellent! He deserves 5 stars!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating. Morimasa
Eric EvansUnited States
Morimasa should get a higher than 5 star rating. We visited Tokyo during a 12 hour layover from Narita airport (about an hour out of Tokyo). We never could have done it with him. We were running late to meet him at the TCAT station where he met us with a smile. He took us to Tokyo Skytree first as I am a lover of tall structures. He navigated all situations for us. We then went to several shrines, navigated the streets downtown, and had lunch at a local ramen restaurant. He even waved us off on the bus!
Rhonda WainwrightLos Angeles, CA, United States
Morimasa is an excellent and knowledgeable guide. He has worked as a corporate executive throughout the world including several years in the U.S. and is able to explain the similarities and differences between Japan and the West. I highly recommend him.
Margo WilliamsonUnited Kingdom
We had a fantastic day with Morimasa. He was incredibly knowledgeable, well travelled and detailed in his care. He arrived promptly and ensured we got so much out of our time with him including suggestions for the following few days particularly as the weather was not to be too good. We will recommend him very highly to our friends who are visiting next year. Truly excellent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words, Graham and Margo. I hope you enjoy the tour in Japan and find more fun. Regards Morimasa