Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Tokyo, Japan by Tour Guide Masaharu N.

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Tokyo, Japan
Masaharu N.
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Stephen Moloney

United States
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Tour: #365456, Private Old Kamakura Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Jun 27/19

We went on the Kamakura day trip from downtown Tokyo on 27th June with Masa. Masa was very knowledgeable not only on the history of where we went but also on educating us on the history and culture of Japan. Masa accompanied us throughout and tailored things to our needs. We have a 18 year old son who really enjoyed the day we spent with Masa. Masa even took us to a nice area back in Tokyo when we returned. Masa has traveled abroad extensively in the past and that really helped make a fun interactive day

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephen, Thank you for your nice review and encouraging words. I really enjoyed your company around the old city of Kamakura. Looking forward to seeing your family again in the near future. Wishing you and your wife and son all the best! Masaharu

Linda Kuno

United States
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Tour: #365456, Private Old Kamakura Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: May 29/19

Great tour! We took a day trip to Kamakura to see the giant Buddha statue and local shrines! The city of Kamakura was a neat change of pace from busy Tokyo. Masa not only led us by train to our destination, but also personalized the tour with local shrines, a beautiful garden, a delicious lunch, and a local shopping district! Masa is incredibly knowledgeable regarding history, so it was great to learn about the shrines and Japan's religious history. Would highly recommend this day trip with Masa!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Linda, Thank you for lovely message and review. It was great pleasure sharing wonderful time with your nice family spent for historic sights walk. I am so grateful that you really enjoyed viewing natural beauty as well as valuable properties In the first samurai capital city of Japan. Looking forward to seeing your family again in the near future. Wishing your family all the best! Masaharu

Mike French

Canada
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Tour: #365456, Private Old Kamakura Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Apr 15/19

This is our third day touring with Masaharu. It seems after such a short time it feels that a good friend was showing us around his favourite places in his home town. A wonderful experience. See previous comments on our other day tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mike, Thank you very much for sharing wonderful three days together around Tokyo and Kamakura. It was my utmost pleasure helping you enjoy various features of Japan. I also enjoyed learning a lot about your country, your life style and discussing various matters. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you and your wife all the best! Masaharu

Simon McMullan

United Kingdom
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Tour: #365456, Private Old Kamakura Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Apr 8/19

It was truly a pleasure to take this tour with Masaharu San, he was a knowledgeable and attentive guide with a deep love of his country and its culture, the tour he provided was informative and well constructed. He adapted his pace to ours and we never felt rushed or pressured, he took us to parts of Kamakura, that we would never have discovered without his intimate knowledge of this area and it's treasures. the place he chose for our lunch was perfect the food and service was some of the best we have had

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Simon san, Thank you for your nice review and encouraging words. It was my great pleasure sharing wonderful time together around Kamakura. I have also enjoyed learning a lot from you about what is new in UK and reminded me of lovely life there. Please bring good memory back to Staines. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Thank you again and wishing you and your wife all the best! Masaharu

Matthew Elliott

United States
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Tour: #365456, Private Old Kamakura Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Apr 4/19

Fantastic and informative tour. Masaharu not only gave us the facts but the background and history of the sights on our tour Kamakura. Excellent English speaker. Thank you, Nozawa-san!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Matthew, Thank you for your nice review and encouraging message. It was my great pleasure sharing wonderful time with you and your daughter around Kamakura. Please bring good memory of Japan back to Detroit. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Ruth Ibaraki

United States
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Tour: #365456, Customized Kamakura Highlights Tour for Ruth Ibaraki on April 1, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Apr 1/19

Masa was the best tour guide ever! He took us to Kamakura and navigated us throughout Tokyo's busy and complicated subway and JR stations speedily and efficiently. He had a sincere smile, and was polite, professional and knowledgeable about Japan's history and culture. Masa went above and beyond helping us with our JR activation and seating assignments. We could not ask for a better tour guide! Thank you Masa for providing us with a great experience in Tokyo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ruth, Thank you very much for your nice review and encouraging words. It was my great pleasure sharing your precious time together around Kamakura. I also enjoyed learning a lot about your family history. I hope that you will further have a fun touring around various spots and bring good memory of Japan back to USA. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu.

Eileen B.

United States
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Tour: #365456, Private Old Kamakura Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Mar 30/19

The trip to Kamakura is not to be missed! Masa-san is a great guide, his English is perfect.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Eileen, Thank you for your wonderful review and encouraging words. I have enjoyed your company for three days and learned a lot from you and your husband about New Yorker’s life. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Dilip Gole

United States
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Tour: #365456, Private Old Kamakura Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Mar 23/19

Masaharu gave extensive information not only about Kamakura, our tour destination but Japanese culture, traditions, family relationships and history. He had a good command over English which is a rarity. Introduced us to the Japanese cuisine in a boutique restaurant.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dilip, Thank you for your nice review and inspiring message. I had much pleasure sharing wonderful time together around Kamakura. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Massharu

Lori M.

United States
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Tour: #365456, Private Old Kamakura Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Mar 15/19

Highly recommended friendly and knowledgeable local guide. Masaharu has a lovely way of sharing his culture and history. He's easy to understand and have a conversation with. Adapted to our personal interests. Punctual and skilled in managing the busy streets of Tokyo. My husband and I are grateful we chose Masaharu as our guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lori, Thank you very much for your nice review and encouraging message. It was my great pleasure sharing your precious time together around kamakura today. I also enjoyed learning a lot about your wonderful country life in Indiana. I was especially impressed with your lovely photos of wild deer running in front of your house. Please further have fun in Tokyo and Kyoto for the rest of your holiday and bring your good memory of Japan back to Inidiana. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Larry Cover

United States
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Tour: #365456, Private Old Kamakura Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Dec 6/18

Masa guided us through an incredible Kamakuera experience. Masa was very knowable and personable. We learned so much about the culture and religion. We would highly recommend the Old Kamakuera Highlights Tour with Masaharu when visiting Tokyo. Larry and Pam Cover

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Larry and Pam, Thank you for your nice review. I had much pleasure sharing wonderful time with you and helping you enjoy walking around Kamakura. I was really surprised to know that Larry visited Daibutsu, Great Buddha for the first time in forty five years. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Keith Gurney

United Kingdom
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Tour: #365456, Private Old Kamakura Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Sep 20/18

Before we left on a cruise to China and Japan, we wanted to make the most of the time we spent near Tokyo. Once we made contact with Masaharu from Tours by Locals, everything was easy. He tailored two short tours for our group and also arranged transport as two members of our small group had some mobility issues. The first was around Tokyo the evening we docked and the second around Kamakura the following morning. Masaharu was fantastic. Friendly, informative and with outstanding. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Keith, Thank you for your heart-felt message which can fully encourage me to further enhance my guiding skills. I can not find any words to express my hearty appreciation for kindness and cooperation you extended to me. I also wished your wife could have joined us even on one day. Looking forward to meeting you again somewhere in the near future. Thank you and best regards, Masaharu

Susan Stein

New Zealand
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Tour: #365456, Private Old Kamakura Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Sep 11/18

Masa was pleasant and knowledgeable guide. Travel to Kamakura was effortless. Ample time was given to enjoy the Buddihist temples, Shinto shrine, and monuments. We enjoyed a delicious lunch. Very pleasant day all around.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan, Thank you for your nice review and encouraging message. I had much pleasure helping you enjoy your precious time around historical city, Kamakura. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Jerome (JERRY) Reisman

United States
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Tour: #365456, Private Old Kamakura Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Aug 29/18

A very patient man. Mara walked us through palace grounds and gardens, then through the history of Tokyo. Don't miss this tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jerome, Thank you for your nice and encouraging words. It was my great pleasure sharing wonderful time with you around historical places. Please further enjoy your trip around Kyoto. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks and best regards, Masaharu

Rosalie Diaz

United States
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Tour: #365456, Private Old Kamakura Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Aug 15/18

Our trip with our guide Masa was a once in a lifetime! Amazing! We're grateful for Masa's knowledge, friendliness, and flexibility. He helped make the trip enjoyable by taking our varied needs and creating an itinerary that everyone enjoyed. We strongly recommend Masa without reservation. The trip would not have been the same without him. Thank you so very much!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rosalie, Thank you for your wonderful review and really encouraging message to me. I am so grateful that you and your family enjoyed Kamakura Tour and brought nice memory back home. I also learned a lot from you and your parents about many things which I believe would further improve myself. Thank you again and wishing all your family good luck! Masaharu

Sherril Marquess

United States
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Tour: #365456, Private Old Kamakura Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Aug 7/18

Outstanding Tour of Kamakura, Masaharu's tour was very organized, informative and detailed to our interest and pace. -Visited Daibutsu, Great Buddha at Kotokuin temple -Visited Hasedera temple in detail -Lunch at traditional Japanese restaurant -Visited Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine -Stroll around Komachi shopping street Masaharu also offered tips and must see sights in Tokyo based on our interests. We would come back and look into other tours that Masaharu offers..

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sherril, Thank you for your nice review and encouraging words. It was my great pleasure sharing such wonderful time with your family around old Kamakura city, and helping you deepen knowledge about history and traditional culture of Japan. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Chris Morabito

United States
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Tour: #365456, Private Old Kamakura Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Aug 2/18

The heritage in Kamakura is amazing, and should not be missed! As expected, Masaharu guided us expertly from our hotel to Kamakura, wisely by-passing huge crowds, based on his knowledge of the transportation system and the city streets. This is our third tour with him, and we know feel like old friends. He was aware of our feelings (very hot day), and adjusted the itinerary accordingly. His help navigating the sites here was extremely valuable— we saw much, learned more (and ate very well at lunch!).

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chris san, Thank you very much for completing three day tour with me! I am grateful for your warm and heart felt words for me. It was my great pleasure and honor sharing such an exciting time with you and your wonderful family. I have also learned quite a lot from you indeed. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Sally Johnson

United States
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Tour: #365456, Private Old Kamakura Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Jun 23/18

Despite the rain had a great day in Kamakura. Masa was a pleasure to spend the day with. Provided interesting thoughts on the sites we explored. Worked in a great lunch too! Highly recommend and hope we can book him on a return trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sally, Thank you very much for your nice review and encouraging words. It was my great pleasure sharing your valuable time together around Kamakura. I have also enjoyed and learned a lot from you and your husband. Please bring back your wonderful memory of this journey to USA. Looking forward to seeing you again next time. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Hueyling Y.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #365456, Private Old Kamakura Highlights Tour, Tokyo, Japan    
Date: Apr 3/18

Masa san made the tour enjoyable. He spoke good English and was very informative. Timing and content were all good. He was attentive, chatty and it was relaxing to be in his company.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hueyling-san, Thank you for your nice review and warm message! It was my great pleasure sharing wonderful time with your family. I am grateful to know that you really enjoyed Kamakura Tour. Please bring back your good memory to London. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu