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.
I enjoyed the pleasure of Takako Takata’ guidance for three days in Tokyo. We put in nearly 90,000 steps and visited at least a dozen major sights. The first two days we explored the primary tourist sights of the city…Tsukiji Fish Market, where I was able to sample fruits and seafood I’ve never even heard of before; Kabukiza theatre where we saw an authentic kabuki performance; then on to Ginza and Asakusa to marvel at the Sensoji shrine. Day two we saw more spectacular sights. All the while Takaka kept a gentle pace and always taking time to answer questions and explain the history, the architecture or to simply point out unique features of each location so that I could fully appreciate the magnitude. Day three we took a train out to explore Tokyo’s beautiful bay area. Definitely a once in a lifetime experience and a fantastic way to immerse myself in the beauty of Tokyo. I highly recommend Takako Takata as a guide!
Takako was fabulous. Excellent email communication. She took my elderly mother on a wonderful day tour of Tokyo and then arranged her transfer to Narita Airport at the end of the day. Really appreciated the photos she sent me of their day together.
Takako went above and beyond her role to show us Tokyo. She was very flexible and accommodated us such that we could see all that we wanted. She did not rush us at all. All in all a very pleasant and informative tour. She is so sweet that she even bought a birthday present for my daughter. Thank you, Takako!!
A great tour with the charming Takako. We covered a lot of locations and learnt so much about the sights and life in Tokyo. Takako was a wonderful guide and her knowledge and insight gave us so much more than a large guided tour or a head down in a guidebook experience. We got to experience tasting at the fish market, and the stores around Tokyo. And lots of special one-off moments such as tasting sake from Japanese lacquer bowls. I thoroughly enjoyed our day in Tokyo with Takako and would highly recommend her. Takako-san - thank you very much
TakaKo was very knowledgeable and showed us many things that we would not have seen otherwise. We enjoyed our time spent with her and appreciated her giving us a glimpse of Japanese life. Lunch with her was like having lunch with family. Thank you so much TakaKo!