Julie LeetUnited States
If you're an English speaker, Jon is the best way to go for tours in Hokkaido. We really enjoyed our time with him!
Kai LaochariyakulUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for touring with me. It was a pleasure! Hope to meet you again :)
Joe BodakUnited States
An incredibly wonderful full day experience. Having lived in Japan for 12 years, and with a Japanese wife, Jon provided an educational and informative perspective, not only on the various sights, but also on the culture and customs. I learned far more practical and historical information from him than from any guide book. He teaches "hospitality" courses in the local University and is very active in the local community. He is an absolutely superb guide, and I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joe, I am so very glad I had this opportunity touring you around the area. Your praise means a lot, as I know you have traveled to many places and met many people. Of course, I hope you return to Hokkaido and contact me for another tour of our other beautiful and historical locations. I will be sure to keep a log of all the new changes in Sapporo and around the island for you from now. May you enjoy all your days and encounters here in Japan. Much appreciation. Until next time, Jon
Jessica MobleyUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Jon. He was very accommodating and informative. He showed us the best of Sapporo and Otaru. We hit all the tourist locations plus some local favorites. We highly recommend him if you are touring Japan and will definitely call him again when we come back! He is fluent in both English and Japanese.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Jessica. Very glad we could make the best of your one-day Sapporo and Otaru tour. We hit up some great locations and had some really good food, too! Of course, I’m waiting for you and your lovely family’s next visit. All the best. - Jon
Glenda Lei AnupolPhilippines
We are family of 12 and just arrived to Sapporo.. no sleep, tired from our 5 hour plane ride.. we joined Jon immediately on a half day city tour. He was very considerate in guiding us and showing us around the city. The Ramen Alley experience was great and the Mt Moiwa sunset. It helped that the weather is cool and his love of the city made us all fall in love as well. Thanks Jon and toursbylocals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Glenda for your most heart-warming comment! I’m so happy you enjoyed the city and our tour together. It was a pleasure to guide you and your wonderful family. Sapporo and I await your next visit!