I am so glad I selected Shin to be our guide around Tokyo. He was extremely organized, extraordinarily nice, and helped us a great deal. Shin speaks English perfectly, and humbly answered all of my silly questions from everything we were seeing to the ins and outs of the history of Japan. Shin met us at the airport at an hour I wasn't sure any guide would be willing to meet us. He navigated for us through all the public transportation from the airport into Tokyo, around Tokyo, and to another airport. He also helped us store our luggage while we toured around Tokyo, and he did a great job of picking places we would be interested in seeing (not typical tourist spots) and finding good traditional food to eat. My wife and I are looking forward to coming back to Japan and seeing if Shin will be available to be our guide again. To not only see more of Tokyo but also to see some of the other cities of Japan that Shin has lived in and is familiar with. Beautiful, clean, advanced, interesting country, and what a treat to get to have it shown to us by Shin--such a great guy that we are very grateful to, for choosing to spend his day with us. PS It was especially fun getting to see the different types of groceries and having explained to us what we were looking at. PPS I was also surprised the level of coordination that occurred throughout the booking process. I'd highly recommend both TripleLights and Shin.
Hello Bryan san, Thank you for coming to Japan with wife even though it might be tight hours on your schedule. I really appreciate your great review message ! It encourages me very much. Actually we had only half-day but could visit interesting spots in Tokyo. Frankly speaking, I did many trip-simulation on my mind what spots of Tokyo could tickle your taste and interest well. As a result, I chose Meiji-Jingu Shrine, dedicated prominent Emperor, Meiji, because not only from just traditional religious shrine but also well-preserved various kinds of tree like a primeval forest or botanical garden. I feel so happy that you are delighted with the serene and peaceful atmosphere of greenery as an expert of forester. The second place we visited, DEPA-CHIKA, namely fresh foods basement corner of department store in SHIBUYA, where is famous for a faithful HACHI-DOG and five-direction-scramble-intersection by YouTube. Yes as you mention, there are a lot of nice places including many off-the-beaten-track in Japan. I’d like to guide you the places such as Kyoto, Nara and Osaka, western part of Japan next time. Cherry blossom and autumn leaves seasons are so nicer. Please keep TripleLights in mind. In conclusion, I truly hope both of you will live a happy and healthy life. Thank you and see you again someday, Bryan san and Lorin san ! SHIN.