Being first-timers in Tokyo and Japan, I decided to hire a guide for basically orientation reasons, and efficient use of our time. After a few email exchanges with Chiaki to set the itinerary, my wife and I duly met her at our hotel at the allotted time. After taking a few minutes to confirm and adjust our plan, we then hit the road, using a mixture of walking and subway travel. Without going into detail, we nailed every single thing that we wanted to do and see during our 8 hour engagement, and at a fairly easy pace. Chiaki also gave us some very valuable insights on subway and JR Train services that have already paid off for us as this review is being written. So all in all, a great experience with Chiaki! If I had to summarize, I would say she is organized, efficient, flexible, knowledgeable, and above all, super friendly. Her English is also very good. I would recommend her unreservedly, and may well engage her again during future stays in Tokyo.
Thank you Marcus, for your excellent comment! It encourages me a lot. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour. It was a joyful day for me, too! Especially being with your lovely wife was my pleasure. She was so charming and interested in almost anything. I hope you travel through Japan safely and smoothly. Please say hello to Irene. Thank you again!