We spent five days in Tokyo after a cruise, and two of those days were spent with Yuki. We were extremely pleased with our experience, and highly recommend both TripleLights and Yuki. We initially had booked a private tour for one day, but since the experience of booking through TripleLights was so easy we later added a second day. While we did have several requests, we also told Yuki about our general interests. With our interests in mind he designed a custom itinerary. For example, we are interested in gardens, so in addition to the Shinjuku-Gyoen garden he added both the Koishikawa-Korakuen and Kiyosumi Gardens. My husband is a geologist, and the addition of the Kiyosumi Garden (which has a collection of boulders collected from around Japan) was a special treat. While I am not a shopper I did want to purchase a set of chopsticks and chopstick rests, and Yuki knew where the two chopstick shops in Asakusa are located so we didn't waste time searching stall after stall for chopsticks. Yuki met us at our hotel, and we were off on our adventure. Yuki speaks excellent English as he worked for a time in the United States. He was extremely knowledgeable about the various sites we visited, and also has an i-Pad loaded with additional information such as historic photos and old maps of various sites. Yuki loaned us subway/train transportation cards, so our first stop was to pre-purchase transportation onto the cards. We used public transportation to efficiently move through the city. His guidance through the myriad subway connections to reach our various tour sites saved us hours if we had been trying to maneuver multiple stops through the system alone. We were also pleased with his lunch restaurants recommendations. Both restaurants were popular *******, had excellent food, and were not ones we would have found on our own. In summary, we found the experience with Yuki excellent. TripleLights provided an excellent value, and allowed us to efficiently visit a number of sites. We enjoyed our cruise around Japan and our time post-cruise in Tokyo so much that we plan to return. We will definitely be using TripleLights again, and hope that Mr. Yuki will again be available.
Dear Dr. and Mrs. Collines, Thank you for writing such a detailed and elaborate review of my tours. It was my great pleasure to guide such a good couple like you. It was very good that you took my tour for two days so that I can take you my favorite Japanese Gardens. I am very glad to know that you enjoyed the lunch, as food is an important part of my tour. I can guide you Kamakura and Hakone if you come again. Thank you for taking my tour, Yuki