We were able to customize our itinerary on the fly depending on time. Even after purchasing train day pass we walked over 10 miles, we wanted a walking tour. Riko was a great guide, so much facts. Her English is superb, best of all the tour guides during our stay in Japan. Definitely recommend her.
RIko guided our family of four through several Tokyo highlights. She was extremely knowledgeable and shared so much information not only about the history of the sights we were touring that day, but also about overall life in Tokyo. We really appreciated her pleasant manner and flexibility with getting us to where we needed to be in a timely manner. Her choice of tempura restaurant was also excellent. I highly recommend Riko as a tour guide.
As this was my family's first trip to Japan I decided at the last minute to hire a tour guide to help acclimate us to the city. The house we were renting was off the beaten path and somewhat hard to find. I was concerned how we were going to hook up her. Riki was great from the beginning when she came and picked us up to start our tour. She was extremely knowledgeable about everything you could possibly want to know, showed us how to use the subway and how to get around, was very flexible and amazingly energetic. The tour we took was for eight hours and she had a list of the sights that she thought we would enjoy. From shrines to the fish market to a department store and so so much more. We could have done only her one day tour and I would have felt we had taken in the flavor of what Tokyo is. Yet even with what she had planned when my boys wanted to go shopping in some one of a kind clothing stores she knew where they were and took them around until they went everywhere they wanted to go. We also stopped and spent probably an hour at a festival that was occurring on the street. She was fun and made the trip very enjoyable. At the end of the tour she took us all the way back home! I cannot recommend her highly enough!! Thank you again Riko!
We enjoyed immensely our tour of Tokyo with Riko designed to keep our 2 teen age boys interested.
We (my adult son and I) had a great day tour with Riko. She worked hard to put together an itinerary that matched our interests. We covered a lot of ground in Tokyo, from cherry blossoms to samurai to Izakaya to Manga. Riko was informed, kind, and fun. We learned a lot from Riko, from Shinto shrine customs and mores to the competitive nature of Japanese moms making bento box lunches for their school children to navigating the subway. It was a fun, informative tour. We were well prepared to spend the rest of the week exploring Tokyo on our own.
We had a wonderful time with Riko. She is an awesome guide and spoke excellent English. Our day was busy and we saw many great sights. We happen to be at the temple when they were having a celebration with geisha performers present and at the shrine--they had a children's kabuki show! We were even lucky enough to see 1 cherry blossom tree with a few blooms :) One of the highlights was going to Tsukiji market and tasting/buying the different foods--one of the few places in Tokyo where it's okay to eat while you're walking. Riko was very patient with helping us to navigate the busy subways--she made sure we were able to keep up with her and also gave us ideas on what to do on our own the following day. I would highly recommend her tours and will definitely try to book her again if we're in Tokyo in the future.