Tomoko

Licensed Guide
(77) Reviews
$ 40 Hourly rate
Meredith Meredith United States ( Friends )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ One of the best guides we have ever had! ”

Everything about our tour with Tomoko was exceptional. From start to finish it is clear that she truly cares about providing a customized experience that exceeds expectations. Tomoko is kind, funny, very organized and knowledgeable. She reached out several times prior to our tour to make sure the itinerary was exactly what we wanted. She made the travel to Kamakura seamless and easy. Her personal experience growing up in Kamakura made her the perfect person to show us all the hidden secrets of the city along with some of its more well know sights. She provided rich context about the area in a way that made it fun, accessible and engaging. She told us wonderful stories about everything from famous waka poems to fish markets as we strolled the street. She also helped us take beautiful photos to remember all the places that we visited. It was one of the best days of our trip. We also learned that she is also a nature lover, and when we told her we shared the same interest, she told us about many trails and hiking routes nearby. We are planning on going back to Japan this fall and we can't wait to book several more days with her. I highly recommend touring with Tomoko.

Tomoko:

Hi Meredith, Thank you for taking your time to write such a great review. I really enjoyed sharing time with you in my hometown Kamakura. We were blessed with beautiful weather that day together with thousands of other tourists in the middle of holiday week. I was impressed that you and Theresa had been visiting so many temples and shrines all around Japan and receiving special stamps and writings of each place. I’m honored to be of your help to collect 4 more in the busy Kamakura on the third day of the new era, Reiwa! 😊 Great idea to enjoy hiking together. Looking forward to seeing you again and enjoying refreshing hike either in Kamakura or somewhere else. I have lots more options :)

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