Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Yokohama-Japan by Tour Guide Patrick L. (Guide #7356)


Douglas Buckley

United States
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Tour: #65063, 1-Day High City Tokyo History Walking Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 7/20

Patrick has a great love and knowledge of Japanese history and culture and shares it with great skill. Highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to learn how Tokyo came about and grew and developed over the centuries. Especially enjoyed Patrick's subtle sense of humor. Extremely worthwhile and highly recommended .

Vikki McGrath

Australia
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Tour: #281358, One-Half Day Tokyo Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 20/19

Patrick was excellent. He is so knowledgeable in terms of history and culture. He kept it interesting for our youngest at 16 to our oldest at 76. Be prepared for his quick walking pace at times. Thank you Patrick for a fabulous introduction to this amazing city!

Timothy Tsang

United States
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Tour: #150853, 2-Day High & Low City Tokyo History Walking Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 7/19

Patrick was excellent showing us the city's history in two days. His background from US over 40 years ago allow him to see Japan from different prospectives. We now have a much better understandings in the customs and daily lives of Japan with reference to their history. Thx, Patrick.

Leigh-Ann Powell

New Zealand
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Tour: #150853, 2-Day High & Low City Tokyo History Walking Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 26/19

Donald Wolfe

United States
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Tour: #65063, 1-Day High City Tokyo History Walking Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 9/19

Patrick has a great personality and very informative. We thoroughly enjoyed the day. Some unusual sites and comments from shop owners that few visitors we get to experience.

Raul Carmenate

United States
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Tour: #150853, 2-Day High & Low City Tokyo History Walking Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 16/19

This tour was fantastic!!!! Our guide Patrick was amazing! He is knowledgeable about every aspect of life in Tokyo!! He taught the way to use the metro card , and show all we asked for! We learned so much about Tokyo and Japan in general, thanks to Patrick. Thank you very much!

Robert Israeloff

United States
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Tour: #150853, 2-Day High & Low City Tokyo History Walking Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 26/19

Fantastic knowledge of Japanese history and culture-wonderful communication skills

Elizabeth Swank

louisville, C0, United States
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Tour: #150853, 2-Day High & Low City Tokyo History Walking Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 4/19

Patrick was a superb guide who far exceeded our expectations and whom we, world travelers, rated as the best guide we ever hired. His knowledge of Japanese history, culture, facts large and small are the result of immersing himself into the intricacies of his adopted country. As an historian and resident he generously shares his vast knowledge and experiences without reservation. Our 2 day Tokyo tour was an advanced hands on seminar that left us yearning for more. A scholar and a gentleman of honor.

David Ingram

United States
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Tour: #150853, 2-Day High & Low City Tokyo History Walking Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 12/19

My wife and I spent two wonderful days with Patrick. He arrived promptly at our hotel and gave us an historical overview of the city (Edo) using old maps that set the stage for our tour. We were then off becoming very comfortable with the subway system. Because we chose Patrick for his historical knowledge, we saw most of the important sites from the imperial/shogun eras as well as Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. We also experienced shops, parks and neighborhoods linking the past to the present.

Christy Graniere

United States
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Tour: #417992, 1-Day Low City Tokyo City Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 11/19

I had an amazing walking tour with Patrick of the low city Tokyo region. He is well educated with the history of Japan and was able to answer all my questions without hesitation. I got to see the culture of the old and new of Tokyo which was exactly what I was looking for. He was accommodating for our meeting location, and our time limits since we had to be back to our cruise ship by a certain time. I wish I had more time with him!

Jeff Galyon

United States
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Tour: #281358, One-Half Day Tokyo Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 2/19

My brother and I spent an afternoon learning and exploring with Patrick. He has vast knowledge and imparted fascinating details and history. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour!

Mary A.

Malaysia
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Tour: Oshogatsu Tokyo Tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Jan 1/19

My husband and I recently enjoyed an excellent 1-day tour with Patrick. Patrick's deep knowledge and clear love of his adopted city informed every step. Communication before the tour was also excellent and included background information and reading suggestions, which were much appreciated. Patrick designed a custom tour to meet our available time and interests, with a focus on history. We definitely felt he gave us a glimpse of a few areas off the beaten path. Highest possible recommendation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mary. I am always pleased when everyone enjoyed themselves. But the pleasure was mine!

NickandJenny Taylor-Tsuboyama

United Kingdom
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Tour: #150853, 2-Day High & Low City Tokyo History Walking Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 30/18

One of a kind... Patrick 7 stars!!! My husband and I enjoyed our trip to Tokyo. Patrick is EXTRAORDINARY & KNOWLEDGEABLE guide. Thanks to him we appreciate Tokyo not only as a modern city but as a Castle! We loved walking a lot. He gave the extra mile by being our photographer & even he sent our pics plus historical info & old pics to our home address in UK in an usb... what an EXCELLENT service!!! We would highly recommend him to be your companion to fill your journey with his peaceful & dynamic energy.

Pamela Carleton

United States
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Tour: #417992, 1-Day Low City Tokyo City Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 17/18

Patrick was fabulous! Informative & personable, he gave an amazing tour! Would highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Pamella and group! My thanks go out to you all. I really enjoyed your company and to exploring Tokyo together. I especially appreciated all of your questions. I hope to see you again, and please do not forget to send your post address so I can send you your photos! BR Patrick

James Metz

United States
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Tour: #308056, Nikko - Japan's Kimon, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 9/18

Patrick is a wonderful guide...simply the best. He has a depth of knowledge rarely found...loved our day at Nikko!!! His understanding made for a unique travel experience.

Albert Schroeder

United States
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Tour: #65063, 1-Day Tokyo History Walking Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 29/18

Native English speaker; History teacher extremely well-versed in Japanese history & culture; Willing and able to provide a great deal of insight behind just seeing the sights.

Elena Kruchonok

Russia
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Tour: #150853, 2-Day High & Low City Tokyo History Walking Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 23/18

We have received an exceptional insight into the history, culture and contemporary life of Japanese society. My biggest regret was not having time to read all the material Patrick had sent well in advance of our meeting. Patrick's area of experience seemed limitless, there was practically no question unanswered. If I ever come back to Japan I would feel privileged to meet Patrick again.

George Kolber

Japan
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Tour: Classic Historic & Modern Japan: Tokyo to Kyoto, Nara, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Jul 8/18

Patrick L provided an unbelievable experience when we toured Japan. Since he had western roots, he understood our different personalities, anticipated our changing needs and adjusted his plan on a moments notice. (We were subject to unusually extreme heat). He has a nice style and his decades of touring experience was apparent. Anyone, especially westerners would not be disappointed when learning the rich history and culture of Japan. Also, he is continuously taking photos documenting your tour. ������

Christina Shayne

United States
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Tour: Japanese Pacific War Memorials, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Jun 24/18

Exemplary service and exceptional experience. Guide was knowledgeable and flexible to accommodate last minute requests. If you want to experience Japan at an intimate level then look no further.

Chris Blaser

United States
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Tour: #150853, 2-Day Tokyo History Walking Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 22/18

We had the most spectacular 2-day historical tour of Tokyo with Patrick. He is incredibly knowledgeable and informative about the history of Japan in general, as well as the history of Edo/Tokyo and how the two are interconnected. His passion for Japan and its history is infectious. I feel as if we just finished a master class in Japan and its history. I cannot recommend his tours highly enough.

Virginia P.

United States
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Tour: #65063, 1-Day High City Tokyo History Walking Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 14/18

Very informative. Really enjoyed historical elements of Japan and Tokyo. Patrick took many pictures of us and sent them along afterwards while including interesting pictures in Japanese history and suggested reading. Thank you Patrick!

Patricia Parsons

Toronto, ON, Canada
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Tour: Edo to Tokyo & Hakone History Walking Tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: May 10/18

After a half a dozen outstanding tours by guides in various countries, we thought that we couldn't be any more impressed. Patrick was, by far, the most extraordinary guide we have ever had. With his deep understanding of Japanese culture as well as Western misconceptions, he generously shared with us his passion for Japan and the Japanese. We experienced places, sights, sounds, smells and tastes that we could never have found on our own. If you have a few days in Tokyo and beyond, do it with Patrick.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. It was I who enjoyed your company and the opportunity to introduce Japan. I hope to see you again. Don’t forget to send me your postal address so I can send your photos to you! Best regards, and happy travels, Patrick

H Gunther Perdigao

United States
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Tour: Narita to Tokyo Transfer, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Apr 30/18

We could not be any luckier, Patrick is a superb guide and was extremely reassuring regarding our anxieties about traveling in Japan. I would rate him a 6 out of 5. He is very knowledgeable and informative We could not find a better guide

Arlene K.

Tarzana, CA, United States
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Tour: #295020, Nezu, Sendagi, Yanaka Private tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 14/18

Outstanding guide, one of the best we have ever toured with. We learned so much in the few hours we spent with Patrick and wish we had booked multiple days.

Edward Sweet

United States
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Tour: #417992, 1-Day Low City Tokyo City Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 10/18

Patrick was very knowledgeable, helpful, and flexible. He is very keen on the culture and happy to entertain all questions. He was very easy to understand as English is his first language. However, he speaks Japanese with ease and is fully versed in the history and culture of Tokyo and most of Japan. Recommend without reservation.

Edward Sweet

United States
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Tour: #65063, 1-Day Tokyo History Walking Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 9/18

Patrick was very knowledgeable, helpful, and flexible. He is very keen on the culture and happy to entertain all questions. He was very easy to understand as English is his first language. However, he speaks Japanese with ease and is fully versed in the history and culture of Tokyo and most of Japan. Recommend without reservation.

John Gray

United States
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Tour: #151011, Hakone & Tokaido Road - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 8/18

John Gray

United States
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Tour: #284030, Edo Period Stroll Gardens, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 7/18

Patrick was extremely knowledgeable about Japan, both regarding our tour and other issues we cared to discuss. He was also very accommodating and able to make quick changes in our itinerary as things came up. The gardens he chose were beautiful. He also incorporated unexpected shops and eating places along the route, which enhanced the experience for the shoppers in our small group.

Shari Rawet

United States
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Tour: #150853, 2-Day Tokyo History Walking Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 21/18

Patrick was so knowledgeable about Japanese history and culture. He knows the city in side and out, got us around quickly. Showed us great spots for food. He was flexible when we had to deal with emergency. We would love to have a guide like him for the rest of our trip. Also he plans to send us personal photos so that we have a visual lifetime memory of our time in Tokyo. If you are able to book a tour with patrick consider yourself very lucky!

Jackie Payne

Australia
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Tour: #281358, One-Half Day Tokyo Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 18/18

A wonderful tour and a very enjoyable day. Patrick was very informative and a great guide. I was clear on where we were going and the history of Tokyo was very interesting. Very diverse and enlightening. I would definitely recommend this tour and Patrick! I was very pleased I took this tour.


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