Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Hakone, Japan by Tour Guide Akira K.

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Hakone, Japan
Akira K.
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Jenny Cordina

United States
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Tour: #182084, Hakone full day by private guide, Hakone, Japan    
Date: Nov 29/19

Thank you for a wonderful tour! Mr. Akira was a fantastic tour guide. He focused our tour on the things that we were most interested in and was very accommodating of our requests. He has a deep understanding of the culture and history of the area and we also learned a lot through the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your favorable comments. I’ll make my effort further to suggest my guest travelers on related issues.

Georgios Korniotis

United States
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Tour: #182084, Hakone full day by private guide, Hakone, Japan    
Date: Nov 26/19

Great experience, knowledgeable and attentive guide, visited abc walked on ancient route 1. I highly recommend it

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your favorable comments. I’ll make my best to improve my tours even better.

Kathleen Mitchell

United States
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Tour: #182084, Hakone full day by private guide, Hakone, Japan    
Date: Sep 13/19

Akira (Arti) was a wonderful guide and we learned so much about the Hakone area. We enjoyed the spectacular scenery and our walk through "Highway One" with its rich history and beauty. Our group was diverse, so pleasing all of us was not easy! We had a great experience - thank you Akira and Tours by Locals!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your favorable comments. I’ll make maximum effort to improve my tours even further.

Victor Serra

Spain
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Tour: #182084, Hakone full day by private guide, Hakone, Japan    
Date: Aug 7/19

Arti was very helpful and showed us the best of Hakone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muchas gracias por su comentario muy amable. Hare mis esfuerzo maximo para mejorar mis tours.

Heather F.

Australia
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Tour: #182084, Hakone full day by private guide, Hakone, Japan    
Date: Apr 20/19

We had a great day with Akira. His English is exceptional, and he's a mine of information. He met us at Odowara station and we did the Hakone Freepass route then back to Odawara. Allowances were made for the older couple travelling in our group and they were most appreciative. We covered a lot in one day and at times it was a little rushed, but that was to keep to transport timetables. We highly recommend Akira as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your favorable comments. I will make further efforts to improve my tours.

Sharon Drakeford

United States
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Tour: #182084, Hakone full day by private guide, Hakone, Japan    
Date: Apr 11/19

Delightful guide with perfect English. Arti was aware and very respectful of my walking limitations. He is knowledgeable and I would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your favorable comments. I will make further more efforts to make my clients feel comfortable.

Carlos Munoz

United States
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Tour: #182084, Hakone full day by private guide, Hakone, Japan    
Date: Sep 20/18

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.

John Buhr

Newtown, PA, United States
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Tour: #182084, Hakone full day by private guide, Hakone, Japan    
Date: Feb 20/18

Arti provided us with an excellent tour of the Hakone area. He provided us with much information about the area and could answer all our questions. We recommend him highly as a tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your positive comments. I’ll make my maximum efforts to make my tours even better.

Joyce Liang

Australia
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Tour: #182084, Hakone full day by private guide, Hakone, Japan    
Date: Feb 12/18

Arti is knowledgeable and engaging. He went out of his way to meet us at our hotel. He tailored the itinerary and took into account the very windy and cold day we had. We had an insightful and enjoyable personal tour of Hakone. Fully recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your favorable comments. I will make my tours even better with my maximum efforts. Akira

Khusroo Qureshi

United States
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Tour: #182084, Hakone full day by private guide, Hakone, Japan    
Date: Oct 28/17

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.

David Valente

Australia
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Tour: #182084, Hakone full day by private guide, Hakone, Japan    
Date: Oct 25/17

Arti was very knowledgeable in the history of the area and of Japan in general. He was very friendly and pushed on with our tour even though we unfortunately had bad rainy weather. We loved the views of the mountains, lake and valley from the train and ship even though it was foggy, the lunch was great and so were the trail walks and visit to an old local tea house and master of Japanese carpentry.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your encouraging comments. I’ll make my tours even better for future opportunities so please come back again.

James Deupree

United States
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Tour: #182084, Hakone full day by private guide, Hakone, Japan    
Date: Oct 16/17

Under adverse weather conditions, Artie deliver a great tour. He was was quick to shift plans to other options. It was truly local with a bit of touristy thrown in. His command of background material as well as current events was fascinating to this ex-history teacher. He gets an A and a gold star!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind comments. I’ll make my maximum efforts to improve my tours even better.

Thomas Han

United States
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Tour: #182084, Hakone full day by private guide, Hakone, Japan    
Date: Oct 10/17

We had a wonderful day with Akiro (or Arti as we called him, as only his mother calls him Akiro)! He is a very knowledgeable and able guide, who expertly navigated us through a jam-packed day in Hakone. We saw so much and learned a ton. Every step of the way, he was able to give us insights and ensure we got the most out of each leg of the tour. Thanks again for a great day Arti!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your positive comments. I’ll make efforts to make my tours even better. Arti

Maria Asuncion

valencia, CA, United States
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Tour: #182084, Hakone full day by private guide, Hakone, Japan    
Date: Jan 2/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your rating. I will make further effor to make the travelers happier.

Belinda Chan

Singapore
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Tour: #182084, Private tour in Hakone full day, Hakone, Japan    
Date: Dec 21/16

We enjoyed Hakone tremendously especially the local craft shops and the food. This is a must see for every visitor to Japan especially the wood arts shop. Beautifully crafted wood pieces.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so happy that you appreciated the Japanese craftsmanship.

Mercedes Karel

United States
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Tour: #182084, Hakone full day by private guide, Hakone, Japan    
Date: Nov 18/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your encouraging rating. I will make further effort to make my tours enjoyable.

Ivy Kessel

United States
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Tour: #182084, Hakone full day by private guide, Hakone, Japan    
Date: Oct 6/16

Enjoyable day touring Hakone. We saw most everything there was to see. Arti is very informative and explains the historical significance of the various sites, he's very friendly and easy to understand because he speaks English perfectly. A terrific day trip with Arti.

Ellen Boer

United States
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Tour: #182084, Hakone half day by private guide, Hakone, Japan    
Date: Jun 17/16

Under the circumstances, he did as well as he could. The Ropeway in Hakone was closed and he even offered to cancel the tour.June is the rainy season and it is always a gamble to see Mt Fuji. I think the 15 minute cruise on a mock up sailing ship is a waste of time and the long train ride down the mountain tedious. But that was not our guides fault. The outdoor sculpture museum might have been a better choice.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: In my past tours, many travelers enjoyed the variety of transportation but o realized that you Sufi not enjoy it. I will take your opinion into account for my future tours. Thank you for your honest comments. Akira

Recia Swanson

United States
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Tour: #182084, Hakone full day by private guide, Hakone, Japan    
Date: Mar 26/16

Marc Estafanous

United States
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Tour: #182084, Hakone full day by private guide, Hakone, Japan    
Date: Mar 22/16

Brad Kaufman

United States
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Tour: #182084, Hakone full day by private guide, Hakone, Japan    
Date: Feb 21/16

Arti was great, very good English, punctual, and spent extra effort with me to customize my day. I will use him again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I highly appreciate his evaluation. I will continue to make efforts to improve my service to the travelers intending to their day memorable.

Katherine Widjaja

Indonesia
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Tour: #182084, Hakone/Fuji in two days by private guide, Hakone, Japan    
Date: Jan 31/16

Thank you so much Akira-san, our group had a great time for the past 3 days. Akira is very professional and helpful with all of our bookings and changes :) Big thank you!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Kate san and your team . I really appreciate you business of this time and kind support during the tour. I do hope you folks to come back to Japan in some warmer weather. Akira