KASHIMA

Licensed Guide
(4) Reviews
$ 27 Hourly rate
Excellent
3 weeks ago |   by Yok

“ "A lovely introduction to Tokyo" ”

My family and I visited Tokyo, Japan over a month ago for the first time. We had never been to Tokyo before and since our travelling party consisted of young children and elderlies it was most wonderful to have my sister organise a local tour guide to show us around some of the great attraction spots. Hideo San arrived early to meet us at our accommodation place and introduced himself and gave us a file that he had prepared with interesting facts about the places we were going to visit. He took charge of the train system and got us to our destination stops most efficiently and also revealed great travel tips. We visited Meiji Shrine and said a prayer to bless our family as well as our community, next we were able to taste delicious sweet & savoury crepes at Takeshita street before having a delightful Japanese lunch. The children particularly enjoyed the shop Kiddyland that Hideo San recommended we visit for some souvenir shopping fun! After our yummy lunch we made our way to The Samurai Museum and was fortunate to be able to join the informative tour and see a sword display demonstration. Then we made our way to The Ghibli Museum which was enjoyed immensely by our group. During our second day of visiting some more of Tokyo's attraction spots, Hideo San took us to see a Sumo training session before we headed to Ginza for some retail shopping therapy. After lunch we went to Vasara which is a kimono rental place where our whole group got fitted out for kimono hire and Hideo San was so kind to take photos for us. Next we headed to Chazen for a Traditional Matcha Tea Ceremony and had a most amazing time learning about Matcha tea and how to make our own tea to drink. We would like to thank Hideo San for the most wonderful two days of showing us around lovely places in Tokyo, we had a great time due to his guide and expertise.