Akira.S

Licensed Guide
(46) Reviews
US$ 32 Hourly rate
Mandy Mandy United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Enchanting memorable day in Tokyo ”

First and foremost, Akira is a wonderful warm person, beside being a fantastic knowledgeable and fun tour guide. We had a great time as Akira showed us 3 different sides of Tokyo. Firstly, the vibrant hustle and bustle interesting historic Tsukiji Outer market with a delicious lunch at a nice local sushi/sashimi restaurant, and some shopping afterwards. Then we headed to the nearby beautiful serene Hamarikyu Edo-period Garden. What a nice after lunch walk around the garden and enjoyed a exquisite bowl of matcha green tea and Japanese sweets in the Japanese tea house on the lake. Along the way we hear stories and history of the garden. It’s so enjoyable, comforting, and “zen” relaxing in the midst of busy Tokyo. Thereafter, we took a ferry/water bus to Asakusa, which gave us the feeling of an old ancient Buddhist temple district of Tokyo. The beautiful Sensoji Temple (Asakusa Kannon Temple) is the oldest temple in Tokyo. Akira told us the stories of this temple and about historical Asakusa. It was a delight to have Akira as our tour guide. What a special day in Tokyo! Thank you very much, Akira-san!

Akira.S:

Dear Mandy-san. Thank you for such an encouraging review that has made me much more motivated. Actually I was worried that you might have had a relapse after you had caught a Japanese cold. I hope you’re feeling much better now. You game me one of my most memorable impressions during the tour. I am very much impressed that you were so well prepared for the itineraries. You checked how to purchase the tickets for Takao yourself the day before. And you amazingly knew about Japanese cultures and words. That created a good atmosphere of camaraderie between you and me. I was also surprised that all three members got together through one hairstylist. That’s why I myself had such a great day through the tour. I’d like to say thank you for all of your kindness, friendship and affability. I’m very happy to see such nice people. When you happen to have a good chance to visit Tokyo again, I definitely hope you to contact me. Thank you again. And please say hello to Sara-san and Chantan-san as well. Best regards, Akira

Private Tours

Outer Tsukiji Fish Market, Hama-rikyu Gardens, Cruising to A...

(46) Reviews
by Akira.S
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7:30h US$ 259 up to 4 people

Asakusa Temple, Meiji Shrine, and Customized

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5h US$ 192 up to 4 people

Kagurazaka, Remains of Approach to Shogun’s Castle and Moat

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Is it a pond or river? It used to be an outer moat or canal to protect Edo Castle until about 150 years ago. The then Edo, present Tokyo, used to be the ...
5h US$ 179 up to 4 people

Tokyo Customized

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by Akira.S
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7:30h US$ 259 up to 4 people

Meiji Shirine, Harajuku, Shibuya Crossing and Hachi-ko

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Meiji Shrine, as you may know, is one of the most famous shrines in Tokyo. I would like you to feel it's tranquility and the atmosphere of a typical Tradi...
6h US$ 211 up to 4 people