Mitsuru

Local Guide
(87) Reviews
$ 40 Hourly rate
Rachele Rachele United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Tokyo Crash Course: For Travelers not Tourists ;) ”

Before my brother and I travel someplace new we always try to do our homework. Despite our best efforts, we found ourselves making rookie mistakes basically upon arrival. Thankfully our past selves had the brilliant idea to hire Mitsuru. On the first real day of our trip, Mitsuru gave us a succinct crash course tour of Tokyo. We covered various places of interest as well as basic navigational tips that greatly benefitted us all the days that followed. The metro seemed daunting to an outsider but after Mitsuru thoroughly helped/showed us, every time we stepped on a train we felt like pros. The tip about various discounts for foreign passports saved us a lot on our Shinkansen tickets to Kyoto. In my opinion, Mitsuru went beyond what was expected when it came to helping us out. On top of everything else, he is straight-up a really cool guy. This was obvious in the choice of locations we were shown, as well as his relatable personality and his honest sense of humor. Our whole trip rocked and was a huge success thanks to the great foundation laid by Mitsuru. I would definitely recommend him to anyone and would seek him out again next time we visit Japan. Thanks again for everything! He's the best!

Mitsuru:

Dear Rachele and Nick, thank you very much for writing me such a wonderful review!! I like to see how you and Nick are close, great siblings! :) It was awesome guiding you guys and I was so impressed with the excellent homework you did! But yeah, although we spend a lot of time studying things about our travel destinations, it is always not enough.. surely helps a lot, but in practice, things can be different. In the case of TOKYO, things change every single day, especially due to the Olympic Games 2020. Every time I walk around Shibuya Ward, scenarios are different, it’s unbelievable how fast we can change the city’s geography.. I also hire local guides when I travel abroad and this is so convenient these days.. Different cultures, systems, languages, values and point of views that enrich us as people! Thanks a lot, it was an excellent day and hope to see you guys again here or in VA some day!! Hugs from Tokyo, Mitsuru.