Kaori was a fantastic guide - she really made seeing the sights of Tokyo laidback and enjoyable for our family, we talked for the rest of the trip about how great the day with her was. We packed a lot into one day but never felt rushed, we explored everything at our own pace - Meiji shrine (beautiful and peaceful), Harajuku (fun people watching and shopping), the Tsukiji fish market for an amazing sushi lunch and then Asakusa to see the ancient buddhist temple and booths. She was really helpful with all of our questions, about Japanese history, everyday life in Tokyo, and just all the general perplexing things you come across in Japan that you don't see anywhere else in the world. I would highly recommend her for anyone looking to get a custom and personal tour of Tokyo for a very reasonable price, and I'll certainly be contacting her again the next time we visit!
Kaori was a great tour guide and a perfect way for my wife and I to start our vacation in Tokyo. She picked us up directly at our hotel which was absolutely worth it (and she dropped us off too). Once we got on our journey she showed us how to use the Tokyo Subway, and took us around to all of the sites mentioned in the tour (Tsukiji market, Meiji Shrine, etc.). Her vast knowledge of history combined with her friendly personality and perfect english made our tour very enjoyable. It also allowed us to get a great feeling for Tokyo and we were able to craft the rest of our trip after knowing how to get around, and what the different sites offered. One suggestion would be to walk around Omotesando which is a great shopping district, we would not have known about it without Kaori.
I was in Japan in August and booked with Kaori for 1 all day in Tokyo. She was very nice and helping us with getting the taxi and help my son with buying a toys in pokemon center. Her english was excellent. We have to shorten the tour, because my mother in-law was very tired because of the heat and her shoes was hurting her feet, but otherwise it was a great tour. Thank you Kaori for a great tour.
We only decided to book a tour guide at the very last minute , and Kaori was very prompt and helpful in her replies. After confirming our reservation, she went out of her way to accommodate our special request, which was to rent Yukata for the whole family and witness the Star Festival celebration which was on our first morning/afternoon in Tokyo. After finding out that there is no Yukata available for rent for our younger daughter, Kaori searched and found a shop that sells Yukata in her size, and offered us this option instead. All this was done prior to meeting us in the morning, and we are so happy she did all her preparation well in advance despite the SUPER short notice !! She also took us to have brunch at Tsukiji Fish Market and the kids loved everything (especially the Cod Fish and IKURA). During the day she patiently explained and guided us on the Tokyo Metro, which can be quite bewildering for first time tourists, and this really helped us a lot to navigate the subway on our own for the next 9 days. Overall, we are really satisfied with Kaori as our guide and would not hesitate to recommend her to our friends and families in the future. Arigato Gozaimasu Kaori :)
Great guide, very knowledgeable and flexible. She showed me a great time in Tokyo. Great places to eat, shrines and nature just what I was looking for and more (from old town to fish market) Great dynamic tour of Tokyo experience thank you very much Kaori
We had the best day ever with Kaori as our guide! I was in Tokyo in April with a few co-workers and wanted to start off our trip with a private tour of some of the sights. I connected with Kaori and booked the custom itinerary tour. It was so easy to book the tour and then Kaori met us at our hotel to start the day. I had asked if she could take us on the metro so we could start to familiarize ourselves with it...it was so wonderful to have her guidance! We went to the fish market and then to Hamarikyu Gardens where we had a traditional tea experience. And then the highlight of the day was a delicious ramen lunch. We are still talking about that! We would never have known about the place if it was not for Kaori. We also went to the Meiji Shrine and then walked down Takeshita street to close out the day. I highly recommend Kaori - she made it so much easier to figure out the city and gave us so much information about what we were seeing. And she is a joy to be around! I hope you book a tour with her!