Takako is an excellent guide who went out of her way to make my day with her productive and enjoyable. She has a spectacular knowledge of Tokyo, and was able to incorporate all of the activities and places that I wanted to see, in one day. She introduced me to things that I would have ordinarily glossed over. For instance, we went to the Meji Shrine, which most tourists visit. However, while there, she gave me the opportunity to have my fortune told by the "shrine maidens" --not something that I would ever have thought to have done there. We also went to the Sensoji Temple, where again, she explained parts of the Temple, including the paintings leading up to the main part of the Temple, that I never would have noticed. We also went sake tasting and kimono shopping, as Takako is an expert in kimonos, and she knew that those were two of my interests. We had wonderful "conveyor belt" sushi, which she knew I wanted to try. She knew her way around Tokyo's complex subway system, and took me to the beach front, which I didn't even know existed. Besides being a wonderful and knowledgeable guide, Takako is a pleasure to spend the day with, and has a wonderful disposition and unflagging energy. She kept going long after I had worn down. In short, I would wholeheartedly recommend her.