We had a a very full and fantastic day with our guide Kahoko. She was ready and filled with all sorts of information, maps and transportation schedules and procedures for us. She was answering so many of our questions that we had without even asking. She readily made changes to our itinerary due to the rain and to my physical limitations. She aptly and efficiently took us through the Tsujiki Fish Market. We were very fortunate to be immediately seated at a favored/popular sushi restaurant and had the omakase (chef's choice) which was delectably fresh, generous in portion ad beautifully presented (no photographs allowed!). While at the fish market, Kahoko directed me to a knife vendor since I had wanted to buy a high quality carbon steel sashimi knife. Through her interpretation, I was able to learn quite a lot of the care and use of the knife which I greatly appreciated. Plus she enjoys cooking as well and has experience in filleting fish. We also visited the Ginza area (where we met an up and coming sumo wrestler) for shopping, visited the Kabuki theater and took a break at a tea shop with a beautiful garden; the Imperial Palace, Asakusa area browsing and shopping and visit to Senoji Temple. We arrived back to our hotel at 4 pm very tired but loaded with many suggestions, places to visit and directions for our time on our own. We did go to a Fugu (pufferfish) restaurant the next night that she suggested and it was a wonderful and memorable experience. Not only was Kahoko full of very helpful travel information and historic background of Tokyo, she was so warm with a sense of humor and engaging personality. And very patient and sensitive to my physical limits. If/when we return to Tokyo, we will definitely have Kahoko be our guide to other parts of the Tokyo area.
Very friendly person. Very knowlegable person about tokyo . Explain me in detail. I very hPpy. I will recommande to my friends. Thanks alot (どうもありがとうございました)
Kahoko was a splendid tour guide and gave us a really thorough introduction to Tokyo! Depending on your itinerary (our's was ambitious), definitely wear your walking shoes, I think we hit 12 miles! Kahoko's English is excellent and she herself is very sweet and likable. We were also very appreciative and impressed by the fact that she visited a vegetarian restaurant we had suggested the day before we arrived, just to make sure there were no issues in finding it (T's TanTan, vegetarian ramen, which we really enjoyed). It was very helpful to have a tour guide our first day in the city to help us understand how to navigate the subway, and Kahoko was great about making sure we saw the sites we wanted to see. Thank you Kahoko for your hospitality and a wonderful day in Tokyo! ありがとうございました!
Best decision to have a tour on our first day in Tokyo. Kahoko was a wonderful guide and we felt very blessed to have her with us. We were a large group of seven including three teenagers who had just hoped off an overnight flight so all a bit tired. She really responded to the groups needs and interests as we toured around Akihabara, Akasaka and Nippori/Yanaka. We did more in those 4hrs with Kahoko's guidance and directions than we have done in days since on our own. She took us down backstreet shortcuts and through suburban areas as well as to more well known tourist destinations. She advised us all what was what at the street food markets and helped with purchases on our journey. As a parent herself, she had a great understanding of the kids needs/wants. We can't thank her enough and when saying goodbye at the station it was like parting from a good friend. I can highly recommend taking a tour with Kahoko, you would never regret the decision. Best wishes on your travels.
We were fortunate to spend half a day with Kahoko on December 31st to get a taste of Tokyo. We arrived the night before and were a bit nervous about navigating the metro/railway so we wanted someone who could help orient us, and to show us some of the key areas of Tokyo. Kahoko met our request perfectly - she was waiting for us at the designated spot and helped us buy our Pasmo card and explain the train system. We travelled by train to Akihabara first to see the arcades and anime world; then to Asakusa to visit the beautiful Sensoji temple where Kahoko taught us the customs for New Year. She took us to an authentic conveyor belt sushi restaurant where the fish was so fresh - thank goodness she was able to translate for us as the servers didn't speak English. Finally, we went to Shibuya/Harajuku areas where there were lots of stores and street vendors selling different types of food. Kahoko is a very gracious and refined tour guide who made us feel so comfortable. What a wonderful introduction to Tokyo. ありがとうございました !!
My Family's first trip to Japan became more memorable with the tour guided by Kahoko-san. We learned a lot most especially on how to understand the "seemingly" complicated train system in Japan. But with how Kahoko presented it to us and explained on how to read the map, the rest of our train rides in Tokyo was a breeze. Thank you so much. Would definitely recommend Triplelights with Kahoko as guide to friends and relatives who will visit Japan soon. :-)
We'll stroll around the most attractive spots in Tokyo: Tsukiji, Hama-rikyu Gardens, Asakusa and Ginza.
You can enjoy Japanese delicacies from Japanese sweets to high quality dining, such as sukiyaki, tempura, eel dish or sushi. You will also feel the color of Tokyo while going down the river by waterbus. You’ll be excited to see the coexistence of old and new culture in Tokyo through this tour.