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Toshihiro

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(128) Reviews
$ 23 Hourly rate
Reviews ( 128 )
Linda Linda United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 day ago

“ Great visit in Tokyo ”

I had very good experience with my guide, Toshihiro. He is very responsive from my very first stage of planning to the finalizing the itineraries. I learned a lot of Tokyo’s past and present from him, which I would otherwise have not been able to learn from any books. He has also been very flexible too regarding the schedule. He also introduced me to more authentic Japanese food. I recommend Toshihiro to anyone who wishes to have more depth of traveling experiences in Tokyo. I am very grateful for all of your efforts, Toshihiro! You has made my stay in Tokyo more enjoyable.

Toshihiro:

Dear Linda-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. You investigated well about tourists spots in Tokyo and understand various incidents in Japanese history. It was amazing two days for me to show many interesting and exciting areas in the city. You tried eating unique Japanese food. It was a really nice challenge. You took wonderful photos especially in Japanese gardens with autumn leaves of changed color. You were cheerful and walked up stairways at train stations although most people used escalators. I thought that American people usually don't walk so long distance, but you are different. You corrected my misunderstanding. Thank you very much again. Best regards, Toshihiro

Darryl Darryl Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
3 days ago

“ 1 day tour of selected highlights of Tokyo ”

Excellent knowledge, punctual, explained the subway and helped us with sorting our JR train tickets. Very good at explained history of Tokyo, recommended excellent place at Tsukiji Markets. Nothing was too, was very patient and would recommend to anyone.

Toshihiro:

Dear Darryl-san & Kay-san, Thank you for the wonderful tour review. I was impressed as you had good curiosity to experience Japanese culture like eating sushi including sea urchin and visiting a hedgehog cafe. I enjoyed showing you historical monuments and modern interesting spots in Tokyo. I felt that you like sports very much. Please come to Japan again next year to see Olympics to support Australia. Best regards, Toshihiro

Roxanne Roxanne United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Fabulous guide and wonderful day ”

I spent my first day in Tokyo with Toshihiro. He is so knowledgeable, informative and kind. Really knows his way sround so we covered a lot of territory. He took the time to customize an itinerary for me and made sure that everything ran smoothly. And he taught me a lot. Thoroughly enjoyed it all. I would highly recommend Toshihiro to anyone and feel lucky that I toured with him.

Toshihiro:

Dear Roxanne-san, Thank you for the marvelous tour review. It was a central Tokyo tour and we needed to change the course because of the ceremony related to the new emperor. But you understood the situation well and you were very patient. Thank you very much for your cooperation. This year in Tokyo, autumn leaves color change of trees is delayed owing to warm weather. I hope that you will see beautiful yellow and red leaves in other areas of Japan. Best regards, Toshihiro

 Carrie United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ 2 days tour of Tokyo and kamakura and enoshima ”

He was very informative and attentive. He deferred to our wishes as to where we wanted to visit. Always offered to take our pictures Very polite and gave us an excellent 2 day tour. Thank you toshi San.

Toshihiro:

Dear Carrie-san and Julie-san, Thank you for the wonderful tour review. It was also exciting two days for me to visit many spots in Tokyo and Kamakura. You are from Hawaii, my favorite place. It was my happy moment that you explained me how the life in the big island is. I think that you will come to Japan again in near future. I would like to show you other interesting places then. Best regards, Toshihiro

Helen Helen United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ A Memorable Experience ”

We were in Tokyo for three days but wanted a good one day introduction to the city before venturing out on our own. After researching many tours and guides we chose Toshihiro. He created an itinerary based on our requests and it was perfect. Tokyo is an amazing city and Toshihiro is an excellent guide who provided us with a wealth of information. It was truly a memorable experience! Thank you, Toshihiro!

Toshihiro:

Dear Helen-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. You are very familiar with Japanese culture. Especially I was impressed with your husband's knowledge about woodworking and hand tools. I was relieved that he could purchase one Japanese wood carving knife which he was looking for. It was also good opportunity for me to understand Japanese crafts and artifacts more. I hope that you will come to Japan again in near future. Best regards, Toshihiro

Kate Kate Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Tokyo visit ”

Toshihiro is an excellent guide. Meeting us on our first day in Japan. Constantly check that he had not lost us which would be very easy with the crowds. Keeping us well informed on train stops and duration of journey. Changing itinerary as it was raining. Good pace never felt rushed. Enjoyed seeing Tokyo in Toshihiro's company. Have booked Toshihiro again to see more of Tokyo when we return.

Toshihiro:

Dear Kate-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. You investigated well about tourists spots in Tokyo and made a list which described places you would like to visit. Unfortunately it was a rainy day, but owing to your list I could change the itinerary flexibly like visiting museums or places where not influenced by rain. I must appreciate your cooperation. You will visit various areas in Japan for five weeks. It is a great honor for me that I guided you on the first day of your stay in Japan. Best regards, Toshihiro

Avijit Avijit India ( Family )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ Helpful and knowledgeable ”

Toshi, thanks for everything yesterday. We had a great day with so many nice places. Thanks especially for the vegetarian lunch, we could not have found/seen these places and learnt so much without you.

Toshihiro:

Dear Avijit-san, Thank you for the quick and nice tour review. You are wonderful family with a very young daughter. For her, Japan became the first country of overseas experience. I hope that she will learn Japanese culture and language. Please enjoy the rest of days in Japan. Best regards, Toshihiro

Gabriel Gabriel United States ( Solo )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Awesome Guide ”

Toshihiro is very knowledgeable, easy going and extremely accommodating. He went above and beyond to make the experience enjoyable, entertaining, educational and exciting. His hourly fee is very reasonable, he listens carefully and delivers satisfactory results.. I recommend Toshihito as one of the best in the industry. He will be the first person I will contact when I come back to Japan.

Toshihiro:

Dear Gabriel-san, Thank you for the wonderful tour review. I am relieved to hear that you experienced enjoyable time in Tokyo. You traveled solo, but you purchased a lot of souvenirs for your daughter. I am sure that she will be impressed with various Japanese cultural items. I hope that you will come to Japan again in near future. Then please contact me. I am looking forward to seeing you again. Best regards, Toshihiro

Leslie Leslie United States ( Friends )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ A perfect tour ”

Toshi San was so very nice, knowledgeable and worked so hard giving us an amazing overview of Tokyo. We would highly recommend. A member of our party had injured his leg and Toshihiro made adjustments for our friend’s comfort. In our experience, he provided exceptional value.

Toshihiro:

Dear Leslie-san, Thank you for the wonderful tour review. I enjoyed walking in Tokyo with you, especially as you explained me well about American culture and life style. It was really interesting for me. And thank you very much for your cooperation to do the tour flexibly. But it was only one full day for you to stay in Tokyo before getting on cruise ship. Please stay one week or at least four days in Tokyo when you come to Japan next time. Best regards, Toshihiro

Maria Maria Ireland
Excellent
1 month ago

“ An incredible introduction to Tokyo ”

Toshihiro is a truly excellent tour guide. We booked him for two days and he covered the older, more traditional part of the city (east) on day one and the newer, buzzing part (west) on day two. It was the perfect personalised package and it was incredible how much he efficiently fitted in. We got a taste of everything in the city, including Shinto shrine, Buddhist temple, shopping regions, parks and gardens, fish market, Shibuya Crossing, delicious restaurant and a sushi café, a look over the city from a tower, the Imperial Palace and more. As a local he was able to answer all our hundreds of questions, and he was lovely company too. Thank you Toshihiro!

Toshihiro:

Dear Maria-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. You traveled many countries and have great insight on culture and life style of each country. It was really worthwhile for me to explain detail of each sightseeing spot and answer hundreds of your questions as a tour guide. I also asked you many questions especially about your great country Ireland and you gave me clear answers. I enjoyed discussion with you and learned a lot of new social tendencies of the world. It was fruitful two days for me. Thank you very much again. I believe that you would have a chance to come to Japan again. I am looking forward to seeing you then. Best regards, Toshihiro

Carl Carl United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Knowledgeable, Accommodating and Polite Guide ”

Toshi was very considerate and accommodating to alter his standard o day tour dovetail with another tour we had already booked. He also went out of his way to find elevators and escalators to help my wife navigate metro.

Toshihiro:

Dear Carl-san, Thank you for the nice tour review. I was really amazed because you walked fast for long distance. I want to know the secret to be so cheerful and healthy at your age. Sometimes I could't find escalators nor elevators, and asked you to walk stairways. Both of you were cooperative. Thank you very much. I am sure that you and your wife will be able to come to Japan again. See you then. Best regards, Toshihiro

Vimal Vimal United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Great tour of Tokyo ”

We had a good time in Tokyo with Toshi. He met us at our hotel in Shinjuku right on time. He got us the day pass for subway and off we went. He has good command of English and was able to explain Japanese culture and history to us in detail. We travelled mostly by sub-ways and he selected main sights in Tokyo like Imperial Palace, the fish market, Sensoji Temple and Asukasa park etc. It was a very hot day in Tokyo and he made enough stops on the way to get some rest. He also pointed out and explained all other things we could do the next day on our own. He has a very pleasant personality and is very easy to talk to. We highly recommend Toshi as your guide in Tokyo

Toshihiro:

Dear Vimal-san, Thank you for the marvelous tour review. Tokyo is very hot this year. Our tour was done in autumn, but it was as if in summer. You are very accustomed to travelling various area in the world, and you know what we should do in hot weather. Sometimes it is very difficult to offer a guide in hot days, but you were very cooperative to me. And I was surprised at your knowledge about history and culture on Asian countries including Japan. I also learned many things from you. It was good opportunity for me to understand uniqueness of Japan as a tour guide. Thank you very much. Please come to Japan again in near future. I recommend at the end of March to see beautiful cherry blossoms. Best regards, Toshihiro

Gail Gail United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Tokyo at its best! ”

Even a typhoon didn't stop Toshihari-San from showing us his wonderful city. He is extremely knowledgeable about Tokyo history. We even saw a wedding at the Meiji Shrine and he showed us how to make a wish. Shared a great lunch of sushi at the fish market. He was so very patient and understanding about my broken toe and bad back. He kept the pace slow and let me sit whenever possible. The final place we visited was to see Godzilla! Had a great time! One day to see the sights isnt enough but he jam-packed the day with as many sights as possible. I think I walked 6 miles and rode many trains. Thank you Toshihari-San for a memorable day.

Toshihiro:

Dear Gail-san, Thank you for the wonderful tour review. Your original schedule was only one full day in Tokyo before getting on a cruise ship. But extremely strong typhoon hit Tokyo area on that day. It was not possible to do sightseeing. You informed me that your cruise ship departure was postponed one day. Then we could do a tour next day. You gave me important information timely. It was a big help for me to organize the tour. (Sorry as some sites were closed by the influence of typhoon.) You surveyed well about Japanese culture and history before coming to Japan. I could arrange the itinerary flexibly as you showed me your interests clearly. Thank you very much again. Best regards, Toshihiro

cynthia Cynthia United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Excellent Two Days in Tokyo ”

Toshihiro proved an excellent guide for my 2 day whirlwind visit to Tokyo; he is a polite and considerate gentleman. With his knowledge of the transit system, we criss-crossed Tokyo seeing all the sights I had requested, plus some that Toshihiro suggested that proved to be so interesting. He shared his knowledge in an easy manner and was able to answer all questions. Thanks to Toshihiro, I saw so much of Tokyo in a short time and have special memories.

Toshihiro:

Dear Cynthia-san, Thank you very much for the excellent tour review. You traveled by using cruise ship and stopped Tokyo only for two days. Sometimes it was rainy, but you were more interested in cultural and historical aspects of the city. So I hope that you enjoyed the sightseeing in spite of rain. Within a few years I expect that you come to Japan again and stay at Tokyo for one or two weeks. I recommend late March or early April to see beautiful cherry blossoms. Best regards, Toshihiro

Alain Alain Switzerland ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Half day tour in Tokyo ”

It was our first day in Japan and Toshihro was the perfect guide to introduce us to Tokyo. We asked him to show us around the western past of Tokyo such us Meiji shrine, Shibuy and Shinjuku. We ended the tour in a quite tee shop although the booked 5 hours had already passed. He was was the perfect guide for us and our two teenage sons, knowledgable, attentive and very polite. His english was absolutely fine and he answered all our question with a lot of background knowledge. We can very much recomend Toshihiro as a guide.

Toshihiro:

Dear Alain-san, Thank you for the wonderful tour review. You surveyed Japan well and used Japan Rail Pass effectively. I am sure that your choice of visiting western part of Tokyo on the first full day was right decision to recover from jet lag and get various information. All of your family members were great and friendly. I enjoyed conversation with your people especially about culture and sports in Switzerland. I could do a guide as if I spent a good time with my friends. Thank you very much again. Best regards, Toshihiro

Guillermo Guillermo United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Wonderful day around Tokyo with Toshihiro ”

For anyone looking for a guide I highly recommend Toshihiro. He has a wonderful disposition and will work with you in order to make your visit very memorable. He went out of his way to help us figure out the transportation system and even assisted in obtaining shinkansen tickets to our next location. He is very knowledgeable about the city and country and took us to a wonderful sushi place. At the end of the trip we felt that we were hanging out with an old friend. My only regret is that I did not hire him for two days! If you are looking for a guide in Tokyo please don't hesitate to contact him. We could not say enough good things about him. Already looking forward to our next visit.

Toshihiro:

Dear Guillermo-san and Maria-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. In spite of the first visit to Japan, you knew well about Japanese culture. I am also impressed with your wide knowledge about sushi. You have good experience of eating sushi in USA. Your chopstick skill is perfect and better than me. I was surprised as you purchased a Goshuin-cho and collected Goshuin at several shrines. I must say that your attitude of learning and trying to absorb different environment at tour destination is great. You speak basic phrases of Japanese and always expressed gratitude to other persons at shops, restaurants, and all other places. You are wonderful tourists. It is an honor that I could work as a tour guide for the people like you. Please come to Japan again in several year... read more

Mark Mark United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Thorough, Knowledgable and Energetic ”

First day: He met us easily at the cruise terminal in Yokohama and we toured for eight hours to Tokyo seeing much more than we expected. He knows public transportation like the back of his hand so we were able to see much more than the usual shore excursion. Second day: When we disembarked from our cruise ship he again met us at the terminal and went to our nearby hotel together, dropping our bags. We then went to Kamakura. He made sure we saw the important sights and at the end of the day helped us purchase Shinkansen tickets that we needed for a train trip to Kyoto. He’s a “Five Star Guide” and very dedicated to his work.

Toshihiro:

Dear Mark-san and Lynn-san, Thank you for the quick and wonderful tour review. I also enjoyed Tokyo and Kamakura tour with you for two days. I sometimes do a guide for tourists coming to Japan by cruise ship. It was helpful that you taught me how cruise ship tour is. I was surprised because you are very active and walked long distance easily. You look much younger than your actual age. You know Japanese culture and tradition well. Sorry as I could not offer opportunity to do a tea ceremony in Kamakura. I hope that you will experience a tea ceremony in Kyoto. Please enjoy the rest of the tour in Japan. Best regards, Toshihiro

matt Matt United States
Excellent
2 months ago

“ If you're looking for a guide, you can stop here! ”

Toshihiro is the best! He showed us everything in Tokyo and squeezed it all into a day. Great overview of the city to make us comfortable for the rest of the week. You can literally ask him anything and he'll have an answer. Very patient with kids and even though our tour ran long he didnt mind! At the end of the night we were sad we had to leave our new friend. Thanks Toshihiro

Toshihiro:

Dear Matt-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. You are very nice American family. In the past, I experienced a guide for American families, and fortunately received similar kinds of questions. So I could answer your questions smoothly. But I think that more important point is that you created good atmosphere. You treated me as a friend. I could explain anything with relaxed feelings. I enjoyed the tour, and also became sad at the end of the tour. Thank you again. Best regards, Toshihiro

Blanca Blanca United States ( Friends )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Great Experience ”

Toshihiro was great! Though their was eight of us he was patient and helpful. He not only took us to our requested destinations he also offered alternative locations that we were near. He shared a lot of information on Japanese culture, etiquette and history of shrines and temples we visited. Toshihiro insured we were informed on to purchase tickets for buses and trains. It was an enjoyable experience.

Toshihiro:

Dear Blanca-san, Thank you for the great tour review. People in your group are all excellent. It was exciting two days for me. I enjoyed conversation with each person. All people have nice topics like music, sports, culture, economy, geography, etc. It was like that I walked around Tokyo with my friends. Itinerary was changed according to the situation of the tour. But all of you kindly agreed with my suggestion. I could do the guide comfortably. Thank you again for the cooperation. Best regards, Toshihiro

Doug Doug New Zealand ( Friends )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Tokyo Visit ”

Toshi had planned our 2 days in Tokyo very well, covering all the important sites with interesting background and detail. We also visited many of the must do tourist areas and other less known areas , moving seamlessly through the metro transport. Toshi’s communication skills in English helped make our whole experience most enjoyable.

Toshihiro:

Dear Doug-san and Annette-san, Thank you for the wonderful tour review. I am happy to hear that you had an enjoyable time in Tokyo. I also enjoyed conversation with you especially about rugby world cup to be held soon in Japan. I learned a lot of New Zealand culture. It was also good experience for me. I hope that the final match of rugby world cup will be held between Japan and New Zealand. Best regards, Toshihiro

Binh Binh United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Excellent One Day Tour in Tokyo ”

He was an excellent guide tour. He was able accommodate our requested schedule and arrange the tour. Surprisingly, he waited to pick us up at the airport almost one hour early due to the airplane arrived early. Many thanks to Toshihiro for his knowledgeable and kindness to guide us around Tokyo in just 7 hours.

Toshihiro:

Dear Binh-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. You informed me of what you would like to do in Tokyo concretely. It was easy to arrange the tour. You also gave me exact information on your airline company and flight. I got to know quickly that your airplane would arrive earlier. You stayed only 7 hours in Japan for the layover. Next time, please stay two weeks or more. Best regards, Toshihiro

Leslie Leslie United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Memorable day in Tokyo ”

Toshihiro was an excellent guide for our day in Tokyo. He was very kind and knowledgeable and he was able to arrange the tour to accommodate our requests and schedule. He even helped us with plans for the rest of our trip which was a huge help. Highly recommended!

Toshihiro:

Dear Leslie-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. I am relieved as you seem successfully to have completed the the rest of your trip. You clearly informed me of your requests on the tour. It was easy to arrange the tour owing to your cooperation. Please come to Japan again in near future, hopefully in late March to see beautiful cherry blossom. Best regards, Toshihiro

Dina Dina United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Excellent tour of Tokyo ”

We had a great tour of Tokyo with Toshihiro-San even though the weather was pretty bad.

Toshihiro:

Dear Dina-san, Thank you for the nice tour review. Unfortunately the weather was not good, but you cooperated very much in organizing the tour. I was surprised as you understood Japanese culture well. I enjoyed conversation with your family. Thank you again. Best regards, Toshihiro

Rita Rita United States
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Flexible and knowledgeable ”

Toshihiro was so very helpful when our two days in Tokyo could have been a disaster. After traveling for several weeks my feet had begun to swell some. The heat and humidity in Tokyo just exasperated the problem. I was afraid I was not going to be able to see the many wonderful sights. Toshihiro was able to rearrange our itinerary at a moments notice thereby reducing the amount of walking necessary. He was able show us most of the sights most important to us with the least number of steps. He is also very knowledgeable. We learned so much about both Tokyo and Japan. I am so thankful Toshihiro was our guide.

Toshihiro:

Dear Rita-san, Thank you for the nice tour review. It was wonderful two days for me. Before the date of the tour, you sent me useful information like your favorite spots and behavior. That's why I could rearrange the itinerary easily. You have already traveled many countries in the world, but this was your first visit to Asia. I feel the honor to have guided such people. It was very hot and muggy in Tokyo. You took a rest appropriately. You supported me well during the tour. Thank you very much. Please come to Japan again in near future. Then please stay more days and visit more places. Best regards, Toshihiro

maria jean Maria United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ great experience in Tokyo! ”

I am so thankful that we hired Toshihiro to guide us during our weekend tours around Tokyo. Not only that he made a great 2-day itinerary for my family, but also made sure that we enjoy our time and experiences in the places we’ve been. He knows Japan very well so we learned so much from him during our tour. He is very efficient, patient, flexible and accommodating to our requests like finding a Japanese restaurants with tatami seats and visiting particular stores on the places we visited. In short, Toshihiro is someone I would hire again if we ever visit Japan again someday and I will surely recommend him to friends and families who might go here in Japan too someday. Thank you also for capturing our wonderful moments here in Tokyo! You are a good photographer. 😍

Toshihiro:

Dear Maria-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your time in Tokyo. It was wonderful two days for me to visit a variety of area with your family. I was a little bit surprised when you requested a restaurant with tatami seats, because most of overseas tourists don't like Japanese tatami style sitting. But you enjoyed it. You also ate various kinds of Japanese food and sweets. I appreciate such your attitude of trying to experience local culture. Regarding photographs, you advised me how to take. I am sure you must be a great photographer. Next time, not only Tokyo but also visit other cities in Japan. I will be happy to guide you suburbs of Tokyo like Yokohama, Kamakura and Mt. Fuji area. Please come to Japan again in near future. ... read more

Anju Anju United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Wonderful experience! ”

Toshi is very knowledgeable about Tokyo and Japanese history. He is also flexible and we took breaks as needed. as we were visiting in August and it is extremely hot and humid. We traveled by subway and on foot. Walked 11 miles the first day but learned so much about the culture. He even took extra time to help us with ticketing issues. His English language skills, while not as good as a native speaker perhaps, are perfectly fine. My family enjoyed conversing with Toshi throughout the day as he patiently answered all of our questions. We did cover his subway and meals/drinks expense, but it was not at all an issue. I would definitely recommend Toshi highly for your touring guide needs.

Toshihiro:

Dear Anju-san, Thank you for the wonderful tour review. It was nice two days for me with your family. Yes, it is extremely hot in this August. It was relatively cool in the middle of July with a lot of rain. But after the end of rainy season, it changed to dangerously hot in almost all area in Japan. Many people go to hospital because of dehydration or heat stroke. You took a coffee break appropriately and we could visit all spots as scheduled with good health condition. It is important to take a rest occasionally with something drink in the air conditioned comfortable place. You know how to travel in hot area well. It was good experience for me. Thank you very much. Please come to Japan again in March cherry blossom season next time. Best regards, Toshihiro

Cristina Cristina Philippines ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Excellent Tour Guide ”

Toshihiro is the best ! This was our first time in Japan, We would have been lost without Toshihiro. I was with my 3 older children ages 23, 21 and 17, I was in a wheel chair due to an accident a day before our trip. He came to our hotel and we took the bus and subways around Tokyo. Toshihiro was able to guide us with no problem using elevators in and out of the subways with no problem. He was very accommodating, very knowledgable and so nice. Such an enjoyable and memorable tour all over Tokyo. My kids liked him a lot too, they said they miss Toshihiro. I highly recommend everyone to use him as your Tour Guide. We would definitely book with him again the next time we visit Japan. Thank you very much Toshihiro san ! Feel free to come n visit us in California anytime 🤗🥰😍👍 ! Take care ! Cr... read more

Toshihiro:

Dear Cristina-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. I am relieved to hear that you enjoyed the tour in Tokyo in spite of the sudden accident the day before. You stayed at Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel. This hotel and Disney Resort Line have good barrier-free facilities for wheel chair people. You chose a nice hotel. It was easy for me to do a guide because your children supported you well for train ride and walking. Sometimes I went a long way round to find an elevator, but you persevered. Thank you for your cooperation. It was really pleasant moment for me to visit various tourist spots in Tokyo with your family members. I hope that you already recovered from the leg problem. It is only a few hours flight between Philippines and Japan. Please come to Japan again in... read more

Helene Helene Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Wonderful guide ”

We had a wonderful day with Toshi in Tokyo. He planned the itinerary based on our interests and flexibly adapted it to the conditions of the day. Highlights were the sushi lunch at Tsukiji market (we would never have found this great upstairs restaurant) and the train spotting places that Toshi had researched for us. We felt as if we were visiting with a friend who showed us his city, and we appreciated all the knowledge and explanations that Toshi provided, especially as this was the start of our visit to Japan. Thank you!

Toshihiro:

Dear Helene-san, Thank you very much for the wonderful comments on the tour review. Before the tour, you sent me appropriate information like your interests and favorite items. I could do the tour flexibly with a lot of your assistance. Your husband Christian-san attended the scientific conference of cartography in Tokyo. It was an important opportunity for me to know about this kind of international convention. I really enjoyed conversation with you during the tour. I also felt as if I were doing a guide for my friends. It was a comfortable moment. Thank you very much! Best regards, Toshihiro

John John Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Excellent tour conducted by extremely professionaL guide ”

We decided on taking the Efficient One Day Tokyo with Toshihiro as our guide because it was promoted as being an excellent tour to see the main sites of Tokyo when you have limited time in the city. Toshihiro delivered over and above what he had promised in the tour description in every respect. He is a delightful man who is extremely knowledgable and passionate about his city of Tokyo. In addition he was extremely attentive to our personal needs and made adjustments to the itinerary to suit. It may have rained on the day of our tour but nothing fazed Toshihiro and he delivered an excellent and informative tour. On behalf of my wife Carolyn and I, thank you Toshihiro for making our first day in Japan so memorable. I thoroughly recommend Toshihiro as a guide to anyone looking for an e... read more

Toshihiro:

Dear John-san and Carolyn-san, Thank you very much for having chosen me as a tour guide for your first visit to Japan and having posted this excellent tour review. It was my first time to do a tour guide for the people from great island Tasmania in Australia. I have only once visited Australia a few decades ago but could not visit Tasmania. It was memorable moment that you taught me the nature and life style of unique wonderful island. If I have a chance to travel to southern Pacific area, I would like to visit Tasmania by all means. During the Tokyo tour, you showed me your intention and expectation clearly. It was very reasonable explanation. That's why, adjustment of the tour was done flexibly well. Thank you very much again. You said that you would visit many areas in Jap... read more

Lindsey Lindsey United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Toshi = great Tokyo guide ”

Toshi was a great Tokyo guide. He took us around the city quickly and efficiently so we were able to see as much as we could in one day. He adjusted based on our needs and what we wanted to see.

Toshihiro:

Dear Lindsey-san, Thank you for the marvelous tour review. It was nice moment for me to talk about your home town New York city. You chose to come to Japan on special anniversary. I remember well when we ate Ramen at lunch with Japanese style slurp. I really enjoyed guiding Tokyo for you. Thank you. Best regards, Toshihiro

Leah Leah United States ( Family with kids )
Very Good
4 months ago

“ i was with toshihiro and it was so fun!! he took us to a lot of places around tokyo, shibuya, shinjuku, harijuku, and cute stores! ”

Toshihiro is the best guide ever! He is very nice and he is funny too! if i ever come back to japan i will definitely want him again! He knows a lot of cool stops and places too, I’m a teenager and he’s super fun to be around! I even told him about my friends in the US and he was so nice about it! He even knows a little spanish and english! He is cool, sweet, funny,helpful, and really smart and i really like him!! I miss toshihiro!!

Toshihiro:

Thank you for the wonderful comments on the tour review with a lot of compliments to me. I also enjoyed Tokyo tour with your family. During the tour you showed me popular Japanese souvenirs and animations among overseas people. It was important experience for me to know the shops selling those items. If you have a chance to come to Japan again in the future, I would like to do the tour guide for you by all means. Thank you again. Best regards, Toshihiro

Diana Diana United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Wonderful days in Tokyo ”

Toshihiro-san is a very thoughtful person. He answered my questions and gave me advice many months before the actual trip. His advice save us money. We met him at the end of our trip to Japan. We were tired with sore legs. He was kind and patient. Very, very flexible. I don’t think we would have made it to Kamakura via Enoden train without him. He showed us the best places to take pictures. Very knowledgeable and humble in the same time. We learned about the places we visited, but also about Japan history, politics and customs. I can keep writing but I agree with all the other 5 star reviews. We appreciated having him as our guide in Tokyo and we highly recommend him.

Toshihiro:

Dear Diana-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. It was brilliant four days for me that I guided Tokyo and Kamakura for your wonderful family. Unfortunately it was rainy season in Tokyo, but we flexibly adjusted itinerary and enjoyed in-house attractions like digital museum on rainy day. Sometimes your family members had different intention to choose the places to visit. But you organised well and made appropriate plans according to the situation. Your support was great. And I also enjoyed conversation with your family members, especially about sports and music. You taught me Delta Blues as new genre for me. I listened to some of them in YouTube. It is passionate and exciting music. Thank you very much again for many things. Best regards, Toshihiro

Marc Marc United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ 400 Steps, not 200 Steps, to Heaven. ”

We were with Toshi for four wonderful days. He was very accommodating, flexible, and most of all a gentleman. Toshi took us, a family of four plus my elderly mother in-law, to all the planned locations and more. The more parts because we always had unplanned shopping and eating stops along the way, we are in Tokyo so had to do that. He always met us promptly at our hotel in the morning and dropped us off at our hotel at the end of the day. Toshi is a wealth of knowledge about Japan history and cultures. We would not being seeing a lot of Japan without Toshi guidance, we would be lost for sure. Will definitely hire Toshi again if we are in Tokyo.

Toshihiro:

Dear Marc-san, Thank you for the marvelous tour review. You are absolutely nice daddy and offered various kinds of services to your family members like shopping, sightseeing and eating. You have a lot of knowledge about Japanese culture, especially knife. It was also happy moment for me that you finally found the excellent knife made by one authentic artist in Japan and purchased it. I could learn more about Japanese secret crafts and technology. At Chureito Pagoda in Yamanashi, I had said that we needed to climb up 200 steps. But real number was 398 steps. In spite of my mistake, you laughed me and climbed up to Pagoda. You were very helpful. Thank you very much again. Best regards, Toshihiro

cyrus Cyrus Spain
Excellent
4 months ago

“ A great credit to Japan ”

Toshi spent a day with my family and I. We saw so many wonderful sites in Japan. He was prompt to arrive at our hotel Extremely knowledgeable about the history of the Country and seemed to have a passion for the stories of past Shoguns and Samari which my family loved. A true gentleman from start to finish. Do not hesitate in booking.

Toshihiro:

Dear Cyrus-san, Thank you for the wonderful tour review. It was also nice moment for me to guide your excellent family around Tokyo. You are British person, now living in Spain. I enjoyed conversation with you about various matters like life-style, culture, food and sports in Europe. And you visited Korea just before came to Japan. I was surprised as you know well about the difference between Japan and Korea. You will be in Japan for several more days. Please enjoy. Best regards, Toshihiro

Lynn Lynn Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Tokyo with Toshihiro...An excellent introduction to Japan ”

We really enjoyed our 2 days exploring Tokyo and Kameruka with Toshihiro. He was very courteous, and mindful of our wishes and needs. His recommendations regarding what to see and do during the rest of our time in Japan were very helpful. It was great to have the knowledge and guidance of a local, with a very good background regarding the significance and history of the sights we were seeing.

Toshihiro:

Dear Lynn-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. I am happy to hear that you really enjoyed the two days tour of Tokyo and Kamakura, and that my recommendations for other days were helpful. Once you and Alan-san had different interests on what to do like shopping or seeing shrine. It was very difficult to do both in limited time. But you organized well by making short tour plans for each other with the clear meeting point. It was helpful for the tour guide. Thank you for your cooperation. Best regards, Toshihiro

Denimar Denimar United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Kind and flexible with Many changes ”

Toshiro was kind and patient with us (Family of 5 incl my mom who has issues walking far due to foot pain). He made sure we take elavator/escalators as much as possible. We had to change the itinerary as we go depending on the weather and if my mom could still carry on. We would not have seen the sights in two days without a private guide and Toshiro made it possible. Thank you Toshiro San for the excellent service.

Toshihiro:

Dear Denimar-san, Thank you for the wonderful tour review. Before coming to Tokyo, you had been in western parts of Japan like Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and Hiroshima. You had already visited many temples and shrines in old capitals. We chose unique spots in Tokyo during two-days tour. I thought that these places were attractive for you. Unfortunately it was rainy sometimes. But you and your family members were very helpful to decide the tour course flexibly. I could do a tour guide without difficulty in spite of bad weather. I must express my gratitude to you. Best regards, Toshihiro

Santosh Santosh India ( Family with kids )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ A very kind and accommodating gentleman. ”

We took a day trip within Tokyo with Toshihiro san, and should say that we had a very good time with him checking out various places. Toshihiro san was wanting to make sure we all enjoyed and had a good time and also careful to ensure that we found elevators at subway stations so that it was easier for my mother. He is kind, informative and very accommodating.

Toshihiro:

Dear Santosh-san, Thank you for the marvelous tour review. You are excellent three-generation family. We changed itinerary and visited Japanese garden. I had anxiety on such a sudden change. So I am relieved to hear that you had a good time. You also chose going back to the hotel on foot to see city well. I believe that you enjoyed traditional cultures and modern styles of Tokyo. I am happy if I could contribute to your new finding on the travel of Japan. Best regards, Toshihiro

Indah Indah Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Great Tour ”

We hired Toshihiro-san for one day tour. He showed us the highlights of Tokyo and how to get around Tokyo. He was very informative and helpful and we managed to fit everything we wanted to do in to our day! It was a lot of fun and we would highly recommend him to anyone travelling to Tokyo.

Toshihiro:

Dear Indah-san, Thank you for the wonderful tour review. It was my honor to guide an excellent young Australian couple around popular spots in Tokyo. You showed a lot of interests on Japanese history, culture and food. It was also exciting time for me to explain various matters on Japan. Please come to Tokyo again. I recommend late March to see beautiful cherry blossoms. Best regards, Toshihiro

Jennifer Jennifer United States ( Couple )
Very Good
5 months ago

“ Excellent Price ”

It was pouring rain during our tour with Toshihiro. He picked us up at the hotel lobby right on time. Took us to half of the itinerary we had planned due to the rain. Not his fault the weather was bad and we were jet lagged. Lots of walking so be prepared. Would have liked him to speak more English but for someone who grew up there in Japan his English is much better than others. He was able to communicate. Like I said his price compared to others. We would have never gone to the places he took us. We would be lost for sure.

Toshihiro:

Dear Jennifer-san, Thank you very much for frank comments on the tour review. I am sorry as I could not offer an alternative tour plan in case of rainy day with less walking for tired tourists. I strongly feel that I should establish a skill to make a flexible tour plan on any condition by the requests of tourists, but I could not do it. I must say that I am still far from the ideal tour guide I want to be. Reality is tough. But I hope that you enjoyed the Tokyo tour in spite of bad weather and my Japanese accent of English. Best regards, Toshihiro

Gerhard Gerhard Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Excellent Tour Guide ”

Toshihiro was a very patient, knowledgeable Tour Guide. We had a great day. He was very accommodating from the first contact. He looked at what we had planned on other days and organised a great itinerary. My son and I had the best day. Highly recommend.

Toshihiro:

Dear Gerhard-san, Thank you for the marvelous tour review. Unfortunately it was rainy day in spite that forecast was cloudy weather. But you understood the situation and accepted the tour plan. I appreciate your broad‐minded attitude. I felt that your son will be brought up healthily and to behave politely by watching his father. Best regards, Toshihiro

Khiem Khiem United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ A helpful and caring guide! ”

The tour was perfect for our first day in Tokyo! Toshihiro was so helpful in guiding us to plan for our subsequent days in Japan!

Toshihiro:

Dear Khiem-san, Thank you for the wonderful tour review. I am relieved to hear that my guidance for the subsequent days was helpful for you. Please come to Japan again with your kids in the future to experience Japanese life more. Best regards, Toshihiro

William William United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Asakura, Ikebuoro ,Meiji and Harajuku ”

Our family of six has chosen Toshihiro-San as our tour guide and we are glad that we have made a good decision. He is very flexible and came up with an itinerary that fits in my children’s interests and yet retain part of the Japanese cultures. He is fluent in English and able to explain the history and culture of the country.

Toshihiro:

Dear William-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. It was marvelous two days for me to do a tour guide for the wonderful three generation family. I am impressed with your good understanding of Japanese culture, not only animation and food, but also history and social system. I hope that your children will be involved with Japan more in the future. Best regards, Toshihiro

Renate Renate Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Tour of Tokyo ”

Toshihiro was excellent. We saw so many sights. Toshihiro was Very knowledgeable about Tokyo and we had a great time.

Toshihiro:

Dear Renate-san, Thank you for the nice tour review. I am glad to hear that you had a great time. I appreciate your conquest of all Disney facilities in the world by visiting Tokyo Disney. Best regards, Toshihiro

Melissa Melissa United States ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Day Tour of Tokyo ”

Toshi-san was extremely helpful from the very beginning. I reached out by email and he was always so quick to respond. He took the time to create the perfect itinerary for one full day in Tokyo based on what we wanted to see. He also provided estimated train costs so we knew exactly what to expect. He was extremely kind to us too, and we really enjoyed his company. My kids both loved him so much because he so patiently waited for them as they went crazy in Akihabara! He was patient and never left us for a minute unattended. We loved Toshihiro, and our family highly recommends his services to any others visiting Tokyo for the first time.

Toshihiro:

Dear Melissa-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. You sent me detailed information on your interests and which area you would visit by yourselves. Then I decided which spots we should visit during the Tokyo tour with you. It was relatively easy to make an itinerary owing to your assistance. To tell the truth, I am not so familiar with animation. As a tour guide, it was a little bit difficult time to take tourists to Akihabara. But your son showed me which items are valuable for the tourists from overseas. It was good experience for me. It was my honor to guide a wonderful family like yours. Thank you very much again. Best regards, Toshihiro

Gwen Gwen Australia ( Friends )
Poor
5 months ago

“ 3days not that enjoyable ”

Tosh hijiro was pleasant. Punctual. English needs to improve, did not appear to understand some of the places we would like to have visited. Told to far or to much walking. We suggested several times using taxi but he would not listen, also Told to expensive! It was not for our guide to determine what we could afford Overall we were very disappointed.

Toshihiro:

Dear Gwen-san, Thank you very much for the frank comments on the tour review. And I sincerely apologize that you were very disappointed to the tour in spite that you had been looking forward to the sightseeing from many months ago. Your comments are very helpful and useful for my future to become a capable tour guide. I strongly feel that I need to improve my skills. Thank you again for the honest opinion. Best regards, Toshihiro

Lucero Lucero Australia ( Solo )
Very Good
6 months ago

“ Lovely and Helpful ”

I was very happy with Toshihiro as a guide. He was a tremendous help with sorting out my Rail Pass and explaining the transportation system. We started at Hokusai museum which is a must. He knows a lot of history, will avoid the tourist traps and accompanied me back to my hotel at the end of a busy day.

Toshihiro:

Dear Lucero-san, Thank you for the nice tour review. You must have been very tired as your flight to Tokyo was tremendously delayed. But you joined my tour as scheduled. It was my first time to visit Hokusai museum. It was wonderful place to see one of the excellent painters in Japan. Thank you very much for your patience and new opportunity for me. Best regards, Toshihiro

Gill Gill United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Walking tour of Tokyo highlights ”

Toshihiro guided round some of the highlights of Tokyo on foot and public transport which was very interesting. He was informative and very happy to give us plenty of time for photos and looking at whatever we wanted. The sights were all fascinating and colourful. We did not want to go to museums and preferred to wander around the places popular with Japanese people. We had a lovely day and enjoyed our time with Toshihiro.

Toshihiro:

Dear Gill-san and Tony-san, Thank you for the fine tour review. You arrived at Tokyo by cruise ship in early morning and did Tokyo tour. I think that you were tired but I hope that you enjoyed the city watching in Tokyo. It was nice discussion for me to compare London with Tokyo, and Queen with Emperor. I could learn many things about UK and England. In some tourist spots, there were too many people. I hope that the photos would be good enough as memory of Tokyo. Best regards, Toshihiro

Katrina Katrina United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Excellent and helpful guide ”

Toshihiro gave us a great introduction to Tokyo, and built a tour around our interests. Highly recommended.

Toshihiro:

Dear Katrina-san, Thank you for the nice tour review. You were especially interested in historical area in Tokyo. In Japan, emperor changed in this May. You gave me useful information on UK history and queen. Thank you. Best regards, Toshihiro

Roberto Roberto Italy ( Friends )
Very Good
6 months ago

“ 3 fantastic days in Tokyo ”

The experience with Toshihiro was very good ; he is a very nice person and described us the city in a clear and complete way

Toshihiro:

Dear Roberto-san and Massimo-san, Thank you for the nice tour review. It was interesting moment for me to talk about Italy and soccer with you. I hope that Juventus will win next year's Europe Champions League. Best regards, Toshihiro

Carla Carla United States ( Couple )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Excellent tour guide with deep knowledge of Tokyo and its history ”

We hired Toshi for a 2 day tour in Tokyo and it was super worth it. He took us all around the city by subway - which saved time and money. He had extensive knowledge of the history of Tokyo and Japan which helped tremendously when visiting the different places and connecting the dots. We traveled to Kyoto after and a lot of what we learned with Toshi came in handy - it was great to understand more about Japan and also learned lots of historical facts. The tour itself was a great mix of traditional tourist attractions (Imperial palace gardens, shrines and ueno park) with key urban areas of Tokyo (Takeshita street, Shibuya). We had a really comprehensive schedule (8 hours each day) and visited multiple places that were all equally worth it - and Toshi just makes the experience super enjo... read more

Toshihiro:

Dear Carla-san and Jarrod-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. It was also wonderful time for me to walk around various area in Tokyo with you. I must apologize as I said "We don't need umbrella today", but it was slightly rainy in the Imperial place on the first day of the tour. Thank you for your patience. And I appreciate your multi language skill. Jarrod-san is a big person and one guy in Tsukiji market mistook him as a professional basketball player. But he is an extremely gentle person. I was really lucky to guide you. I am happy to hear that my explanation about Japanese history was useful when you were in Kyoto. From this May, new era came to Japan because emperor changed. You were in Tokyo at Heisei era. But we are now in Reiwa era. Please come to Japan aga... read more

Rajendra Rajendra United States ( Family )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Saved us money by traveling on Subways. ”

Toshihiro changed his time for us. He is very knowledgeable and accommodating. Good english. He could have said goodbye from Train Station but came to drop us at the Hotel. Highly recommended

Toshihiro:

Dear Rajendra-san, Thank you for the nice tour review. It was wonderful two days for me to guide you to various parts of Tokyo for both day tour and night tour. You had jet lag just after over night air flight, but walked around well and tried several local food. Thank you for choosing me as your guide. Best regards, Toshihiro

Tony********** Tony********** United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ 48 hours in Tokyo ”

Tokyo was the last city in our trip around China South Korea and Japan . We have been disappointed with a number of actors and guides but Toshi completely met our expectations he spoke good English knew his way around the city on public transport and knew where everything was even down to locating a tube to bring home our paintings purchased around several countries in the safety. His timekeeping was excellent and he had prepared an itinerary in advance which we stopped to seeing everything that we wanted to see and a few more .We spent an extra day in Tokyo after leaving Toshi behind and we were able to find a way around the city on the subway which must be a monks the most confusing we have ever seen. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to other visitors. Are only suggestion... read more

Toshihiro:

Dear Tony-san, Thank you for the fabulous tour review. You are very good sociable person. When you arrived at Yokohama Port Terminal by the cruise ship, new friends joined you. It was exciting two days to do a tour with such a open minded person. Finding a tube case to safely put the artistic drawings you purchased in China was nice experience for me. Honestly speaking, I felt that it was a funny requirement from tourist. But just after seeing the drawings you purchased in China, I understood importance of the tube case. Those were amazingly beautiful drawings. I think that you have excellent skills of finding true art. You did a lot of research on modern trend of tourists spots. Owl forest and hedgehog cafe were added to itinerary. Various kinds of animal cafe is getting pop... read more

Tiffany Tiffany Italy ( Family )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ A day in Tokyo ”

I booked Toshihiro as his previous reviews were so good and he did not disappoint. The one day tour was a great way to see so many sites and get to many different parts of town without the hassle of planning or getting lost in the subway system. Toshihiro is a true gentleman, very patient and considerate with impeccable manners. We would definitely recommend booking him.

Toshihiro:

Dear Tiffany-san, Thank you for the marvelous tour review. You are excellent two couples from Europe. It was curious and useful time for me to see what kinds of items you stopped at and showed interests during the tour. You know very much about the history of Japan. You have insightful ideas on the difference between Japan and your country. You gave me a lot of opportunity to reexamine the history. Thank you very much. Best regards, Toshihiro

Pierre Pierre Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Kind and Attentive Guide. ”

Toshihiro is a kind and attentive guide who knows his way around Tokyo. We had him for two days and we are already missing his reassuring presence. I suggest you stay 5 nights in Tokyo and hire a guide for two days and then go by yourself. Tokyo is a very easy city ... to get lost in, even using Google Maps as the GPS signal is irregular because of narrow streets. Good Luck !!

Toshihiro:

Dear Pierre-san, Thank you for the nice tour review. You are French speaking Canadian, but speak perfect English. You gave me a lot of interesting and useful information on technology, culture, business, world travel, etc. You are truly Early Adopter of modern equipment and showed me various new ideas. It was amazing two days for me to guide you around Tokyo. Thank you very much. Best regards, Toshihiro

Martina Martina Germany ( Friends )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ good for a quick overview on the first day in Tokyo ”

We had booked Toshihiro as a private guide for the 2 of us. He came to our hotel in the morning and took us to all the places of importance and those we wanted to see in addition: Asakura, Ginza, Harajuku, Imperial Palace, fish market, Meiji shrine. We skipped sky tree and Eno park which we visited on our own. Having been to historic Kyoto before, we reduced shrine viewing time in Tokyo in favor of seeing more public places in a short time esp. food markets and shopping areas….Toshi had asked in advance and had planned the route according to our wishes. He even remembered to take me to a store where I could buy some Manga. It was a long day (and probably overtime for Toshi) but thx to the 1-day subway ticket and Toshis sense of orientation we could see much more on our first day than if w... read more

Toshihiro:

Dear Florian-san and Tina-san, Thank you for the wonderful tour review. It was my delightful time to guide orderly and intellectual German people like you. I was really surprised as you are very familiar with Japanese culture, and purchased several Japanese Manga comic books. I appreciate your attitude of being open minded and also being interested in less touristic places, eager to learn about Japanese culture and also everyday life. It is sometimes difficult to guide people who are interested in Japanese culture because definition and/or contents of culture are different by person, but you supported me well for choosing which spots we should visit. Thank you very much again. I am truly happy to get good comments on the tour from you. I believe that you will come to Japan again ... read more

Sheila Sheila United Kingdom ( Family )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Day in Tokyo 10th and 11th April 2019 ”

Thank you very much Toshihiro San.  Toshihiro San was very professional, friendly and  helpful. He went out of his way to help me sort out an issue with my hotel booking.  Toshihiro San made our time with him very enjoyable.  Once again Toshihiro San thank you for making our day in Tokyo so pleasant and memorable. Once again Toshihiro San was very professional and knowledgeable while  showing us Tokyo at night. Thank you Toshihiro San I hope that in the future when I come back to your beautiful country you will be available to show me more of Tokyo. Arigatou Gozaimasu ( どうもありがとうございました) Toshihiro San SheilaA from London

Toshihiro:

Dear Sheila-san, Thank you for the fabulous tour review. It was a marvelous moment for me to walk in Tokyo with you on 10th and 11th April. Especially night tour was unforgettable experience. This was your second time to come to Japan. You are very familiar with Japanese culture and habit. You understand basic Japanese language. It is great honor for me to receive good comments from a person like you. In Japan, we have a proverb "What happens twice will happen three times". So I am sure that you will come to Japan again. I am happy if I could guide you at your third time in Japan. Best regards, Toshihiro

Max Max Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ What an amazing day with Toshihiro., He was an excellent guide and helpful in all ways. ”

Every aspect was fantastic including the lovely pancake meal we cooked ourselves in a tiny restaurant.. ne was considerate and kind and showed us so many amazing things. We even got to see the cherry blossoms on our first day in Tokyo. We would have missed an excellent opportunity had we not taken this tour. Many thanks for a great day out Toshihiro.

Toshihiro:

Dear Max-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. I know I must express gratitude for your big assistance on lunch meal cooking. You taught me that there are now many Japanese restaurants in Australia and that you have eaten various kinds of Japanese food. You gave me a lot of interesting and useful information. You are truly generous and helped me during the tour. Thank you very much. Best regards, Toshihiro

peter Peter United States ( Couple )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Tokyo guide ”

It was a great pleasure to have Mr.Toshihiro as our guide. He met us at our hotel and for the whole day, he show us the most important areas in Tokyo. We had together meals in nice japaneze style restaurants, he gave us information about people, culture and history of Japan. We highly recommend him. Thank you Mr. Toshihiro for everything you did for us.

Toshihiro:

Dear Peter-san and Joanna-san, Thank you for the wonderful tour review. It was excellent two days for me with you. You gave me appropriate opinions on what you would like to do, that's why I could do a guide easily. Thank you for your cooperation. It was my first time to enter into Samurai museum in Shinjuku. It was a good experience. The dinner we ate at night tour was also good experience for me. Thank you for many things. Best regards, Toshihiro

alex Alex United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Excellent tour guide ”

Toshi is such a warm personality and highly motivated guide. I cannot recommend Toshi and TripleLights travel enough. Yoshikazu answered all our wand literally made our trip to Japan one of the most memorable times.

Toshihiro:

Dear Alex-san, Thank you for the tour review. It was my precious two days to guide your family including a cheerful son and elegant daughters. I hope that Japan and Tokyo have become one of the impressive country and city in your life. Best regards, Toshihiro

Cheryl Cheryl United States ( Family )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Knowledgeable, patient, and flexible ”

We hired Toshihiro to be our guide for three of the five days we were in Tokyo and he made our trip wonderful! He emailed us beforehand to find out the things we were interested in and made itineraries for each day. We changed two of the itineraries, however, during the day, as we discovered new things that seemed like fun to do. He was very flexible when this happened. We would discuss the things on the itinerary that we wanted to keep and those we wanted to change. You do need to let him know how much money you want to spend on entrance fees, though, or he will only take you to free attractions. For example, we went to the Kabuki Theater and saw the outside, but we told Toshihiro that we wanted to go inside and were willing to pay the entrance fees. Then, we were able to interact with ... read more

Toshihiro:

Dear Cheryl-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. I am happy to hear that your Tokyo trip was wonderful. I am surprised that you and your two granddaughters are very familiar with Japanese culture. Your two granddaughters are learning Japanese seriously and speaking basic conversations. It was my honor to do a guide for such wonderful people. You showed interests not only Japanese animation which are hobby of your granddaughters but also traditional ones like Japanese garden and Kabuki. It was my first time to enter into Kabuki theater. This was important experience for me. You purchased not only anime character goods but also Japanese Kimonos with sashes even for another granddaughter in US. You must be a great grandmother. I am sure that your grandchildren are very ha... read more

Lori Lori United States
Very Good
7 months ago

“ All the Top Sights in a day! ”

Toshihiro helped me master the public transit system of Tokyo. We criss-crossed the entire city using the subway system. I got to see all the famous landmarks and have some excellent ramen to end out tour!

Toshihiro:

Dear Lori-san, Thank you for the quick tour review. It was nice time for me to introduce various spots in Tokyo. I hope that this tour will be good memory for you in your world travel. Best regards, Toshihiro

Judith Judith United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Perfect guide for our 1-day tour of Tokyo! ”

Toshi gave us a great full-day tour of Tokyo! It was so easy to plan our personalized tour with him. He responded quickly to my emails and requests. Toshi was willing to take us to all the places we requested and we felt like it was a very comprehensive tour. He speaks English very well and has a great, easy-going personality. He was prompt and dependable. Don't hesitate to book Toshi as your local guide...he is highly recommended!

Toshihiro:

Dear Judith-san, Thank you for the splendid tour review. I feel relieved because you said our tour as the great full-day tour of Tokyo. It is an honorable compliment. Your questions by emails were logical and reasonable. It was not difficult to answer quickly. You gave me appropriate information on which you were especially interested in. It made me easier to do the tour. Thank you for the cooperation. Best regards, Toshihiro

Maryla Maryla United States ( Friends )
Very Good
7 months ago

“ Very enjoyable, relaxing tour of Tokyo thanks to our guide ”

We really enjoyed our tour of the city with Toshihiro as our guide. He is a very nice person, polite, courteous, professional and very patient. He was punctual. He met us at the lobby of our hotel, which was very convenient for us. We just arrived a day before still fighting a jet lag and since this is our first visit to Japan we were not familiar with the city at all. Toshihiro made the sightseeing stress free for us and we saw much more than we would have, trying to do it on our own. He tried to answer all our questions and never rushed us while sightseeing. He helped us with exchanging our JR vouchers for actual tickets and with booking the reserved seats for our upcoming round trip to Takayama for few days. He accommodated our request to see East Royal Gardens after visiting the Royal ... read more

Toshihiro:

Dear Maryla-san, Thank you for the detailed tour review. I am relieved to hear that the Tokyo tour was very enjoyable especially as you suffered jet lag. This was your first visit to Japan but you researched well about Japan. You got Japan Rail Pass and traveled effectively in Japan including traditional city Takayama. I think that you made very clever travel plan. In Tokyo area, you requested me to add Imperial Palace East Gardens in the itinerary. You understand the Japan's history well. It was an excellent customization to add one or two area you researched into the standard Tokyo tour course. You walked quickly in the Tokyo tour. You didn't mention any additional requirements to find a restaurant for lunch. You helped me to visit important sightseeing spots in time. Ow... read more

Hella Hella Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ A good experience all round ”

We wanted to go to the Mori Digital Art Museum in Tokyo, as well as seeing some other highlights of the city. We were on a cruise ship, docking in Yokohama at 12.30pm, and needed to be back by 9.30pm. so we didn't have a lot of time. Communication through Triplelights in organising the trip with Toshihiro was excellent. He replied very promptly, and I contacted him numerous times. We had a lot of trouble finding out where we were docking (cruise ship gave me the incorrect information three times), but with a lot of work from me as well as Toshihiro who rang the Yokohama Port Authority on our behalf, we were able to verify the correct dock and make arrangement to meet where the ship's shuttle was dropping us off. He was there waiting for us, knew the exact trains to catch and the amount o... read more

Toshihiro:

Dear Hella-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. It was my first time to visit the Mori Digital Art Museum in Tokyo. Thank you for the marvelous experience. To enter the Mori Digital Art Museum, we waited more than one hour. I should have obtained such information and explained to you as a tour guide. But I didn't. I must appreciate your patience. Before the tour, we had exchanged a lot of information on the pier your cruise ship would dock at. Finally you got right and enough information. You gave me appropriate idea where we should meet at. It was very helpful for me. I like travel. I went to various countries in the world. But I have never experienced the travel by the cruise ship. You taught me about the travel of the cruise ship. It was very useful for me. T... read more

Shinta Shinta United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Excellent tour guide ”

Toshi-san (as he preferred to be called) was an excellent tour guide. His fee was very competitive. He kindly picked us up in the morning to our hostel and started the tour. He is very punctual. He took us to places that I requested and was very patient with us. We are a family of three generation (grandparents, parents and children) and just arrived the night before from Chicago. My children was having jetlag so my five year old was sleeping in the stroller by the end of the day. Toshi-san helped us carrying the stroller with the child in it going up and down the stairs in the subway station. He gave us a great tour, taught us History of Japan and very kind through it all. We enjoyed the experience very much and he gave us a wonderful first impression of Japan as this is our first time... read more

Toshihiro:

Dear Shinta-san, Thank you for the wonderful tour review. It was very happy time for me to guide your three generation family because all of you treated me as if I were a member of your group. I also enjoyed the tour with you. Sometimes I had done a guide for the families with the stroller. In Tokyo, most of the railway stations have the elevators. But some are installed very far side from the destination we would like to visit. So we used the stairs in some subway stations to take a shortcut. It might be a little bit hard work for you because all of you suffered jet lag just after arriving at Tokyo from Illinois. I appreciate your understanding and cooperation. I hope that your kids will have stronger interests on Japan and that all of you will come to Japan again for longer p... read more

Karen Karen Canada ( Family with kids )
Very Good
7 months ago

“ Two days of site seeing with the guide ”

We spent two days with Toshihiro, touring Tokyo. He had a good understanding of the train system, and Japan history. Although we were very tired from the long days previous to this tour, Toshihiro was very patient with us. He allowed us to take several breaks, and modified the schedule when needed. Toshihiro took us to several locations around Tokyo, and answered all of our questions. Thank you Toshi!!!

Toshihiro:

Dear Karen-san, Thank you for the tour review. It was amazing two days with you. It was my first experience to go to the hedgehog cafe. Thank you for the important experience for me. You researched well about unique spots in Tokyo. It was big help for me. I guess that your schedule of this Japan trip was very tight as you visited many places in short period. Next time, please come to Japan for several weeks or months with relax schedule. Best regards, Toshihiro

Sonia Sonia United States ( Couple )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ First stress free day in Tokyo ”

Toshihiro made it easier for us to navigate the metro. He chose a stairs free roads for us. My husband is on a wheelchair. It was a good introduction day to Tokyo. Thank you Toshihiro.

Toshihiro:

Dear Sonia-san, Thank you for the tour review. I am relieved to hear that the Tokyo tour was a good introduction for you. I am sure that you will soon recover from jet lag and enjoy more sightseeing. I hope that Japan would be one of the unforgettable countries you traveled in the world. Best regards, Toshihiro

Ginger Ginger United States ( Solo )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ What a fun day! ”

Toshi has expert experience navigating the subway system and had a good plan for seeing everything I had wanted. He seemed to be able to read my energy level & so we accomplished so much in a day. Not only that he was also fun & cool to hang out with. A big thank you goes out to him & I would highly recommend him to others.

Toshihiro:

Dear Ginger-san, Thank you for sending a splendid tour review. I was impressed with your high‐spirited curiosity to see various spots during the tour. And you showed me the value of giant spider sculpture in Roppongi. It was also exciting tour for me. You are now travelling many countries as round‐the‐world trip. I hope that Tokyo became unforgettable memorial place for you. Best regards, Toshihiro

SAJI SAJI United States ( Family )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Great experience ”

Todhihiro went above and beyond, even stood in line for an hour helping us with reservations at JR station. Would recommend Toshihiro to anybody traveling to Tokyo.

Toshihiro:

Dear Saji-san, Thank you for the nice tour review. You made relax atmosphere. I could do a guide to your family like to my friends. I am sure that you saw the beautiful mount Fuji on next day of the Tokyo tour. Best regards, Toshihiro

Sue Sue Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Great day in Tokyo ”

We had a wonderful day in Tokyo with Toshi. He made our 1st day in Tokyo a stress free experience. We saw everything we had on our list and much more. Toshi was very patient while getting the four of us on and off the metro. He was very knowledgeable about the history of Tokyo and Japan. We use the metro the next day like we were experts...Thanks Toshi. We would highly recommend Toshi to anybody visiting Japan.

Toshihiro:

Dear Sue-san, Thank you for the wonderful tour review. It was partial rainy day. But I am relieved to hear that you enjoyed Tokyo tour and that you understood the complicated subway system. I highly appreciate your patience. It was nice moment for me that you explained about your home town Queensland. You must be strong against hot weather. Please come to Japan again in our summer season. Best regards, Toshihiro

 Jeffrey United States ( Solo )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Rainy day in Tokyo.. ”

I had a wonderful time during my day tour with Toshihiro. Despite the rainy weather, Toshihiro was able to show me the highlights and places to be in Tokyo. He was able to deliver and assisted me in looking for authentic souvenirs for my mother. He is kindhearted, humble and quite knowledgeable and I really appreciate that. When I come back to Japan, I will definitely hire Toshihiro again. Thank you very much.

Toshihiro:

Dear Jeffrey-san, Thank you for the nice tour review. I appreciate your patience in the rainy day Tokyo tour. You went to northern area of Japan to take photographs and stopped at Tokyo for one day before leaving. I am impressed with the beautiful photos of Japanese nature you showed me. I am sure that your mother will be satisfied with the souvenirs. Next time, please come to Japan especially Tokyo area with your mother. Best regards, Toshihiro

Maria Maria United States ( Family )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Tokyo - city tour made easy ”

Visiting Tokyo seemed daunting with all the hype about the complicated Train/Metro system and the language barrier that have been one of the concerns we hear and see on social media so my family contemplated on whether to get the help of a private tour guide or do it alone. We chose Toshi and we did the right thing. He walked us through the complicated subway transfers and made it look so easy. We visited the places we wanted to visit and Toshi was all eager to answer all our questions along the way.He was knowledgeable. All in all ,the day turned out to be excellent which started in Shinjuku. We would recommend Toshi to our friends if they visit Tokyo and need a Private Tour Guide. Also , a shout out to TripleLights for running a great app to help visitors in visiting Japan for the first... read more

Toshihiro:

Dear Maria-san and Telly-san, Thank you for the wonderful tour review. I highly appreciate your decision of having come to Tokyo as tour destination in spite of exaggerated rumor of complicated transportation and the language barrier. And thank you for hiring me as your tour guide. You were a big family with total seven people. Usually guiding a tour for seven people by using public transportation is difficult. Sometimes one person is away from the group. But your family was well organized and supported by each other. I could do a guide without any difficulty. Thank you for your cooperation. It was my happy moment that you asked me several intellectual questions about Japanese culture, religion and social systems. I also learned many things from you. It will be honorable oppo... read more

Curtis Curtis United States ( Couple )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Tokyo Efficient tour ”

We really enjoyed this one day tour with Toshi. We saw every major sight in Tokyo: Imperial Palace, shrines, temples, Tsujiki fish market, Ueno Park, Hachiko, Shibuya Crossing and more! We did a lot of walking but this is what we wanted as we wanted to see as much as we could so that in the next few days we could decide where we wanted to go on our own. Toshi was very knowledgeable about Japan history and traditions! He explained the subway system and navigated us through Tokyo very efficiently. We made one change to the itinerary and we were still able to see everything that was listed on his tour. We highly recommend Toshi as a guide as he is prompt, polite, courteous and very patient. We would have been lost without him. Thank you Toshi!

Toshihiro:

Dear Curtis-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. I also enjoyed the guiding Tokyo for your family. You have good knowledge about Japanese history and culture. It was my happy moment to explain historical background and unique thinking style of Japanese for intellectual American people like your group. Not just sightseeing, but also cultural opinion exchange we could do during the tour. And I was surprised that all of you were cheerful and walked long distance easily. I hope that you would come to Japan again in near future. Best regards, Toshihiro

Luisa Luisa United States ( Solo )
Very Good
8 months ago

“ Imperial Palace and Ueno park ”

Toshihiro was very knowledgeable about Japan history! He spoke English very well and explain a lot about Japanese traditions! I was very good with the subway and train system ! Highly recommended ! Sincerely Luisa

Toshihiro:

Dear Luisa-san, Thank you for the prompt tour review. It was nice experience to walk around Imperial Palace, Ueno park and some other places to guide you. I got good knowledge about your home town New York. Please say hello to your daughters. Best regards, Toshihiro

Beth Beth United States ( Couple )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Tokyo in one day ”

We really enjoyed this one day tour with Toshihiro. We saw every major sight in Tokyo of importance. He navigated us through the subway. It was a lot of walking but this is what we wanted. It was perfect!

Toshihiro:

Dear Beth-san, Thank you for the tour review. I am surprised because you are cheerful and walk long distance easily. I thought that American people always drive cars and don't walk long distance. But you are different. Usually my tour is delayed, but you finished on time owing to your quick walking. I am happy as I could show you various areas in Tokyo. Best regards, Toshihiro

Cynthia Cynthia United States ( Family )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Asakusa day tour ”

Great experience with Toshihiro-san he’s very knowledgeable of the history of the areas we went we learned a lot from early Japanese history. He’s prompt, polite, courteous and very patient. We enjoyed all the food tasting in Tsukiji food market and the fresh sushi from the fish market. Our family enjoyed the day trip with Toshihiro-san.

Toshihiro:

Dear Cynthia-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. I also enjoyed the tour with your family. I am impressed because you and your daughter wore Japanese Kimono elegantly. I recommend that you buy Kimono as casual wear in United States. Your chopsticks skill is also good enough. Your son has great knowledge about Japanese animation. I assume that your family will be able to live in Japan without any problem. It was nice experience for me. Best regards, Toshihiro

Julie Julie United States ( Couple )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Knowledgeable. ”

Knowledgeable, made itineraries well that us to understand and follow well and considering custumer needs well. Most of all he is very kind and friendly. We will hire him if we visit Tokyo again.

Toshihiro:

Dear Julie-san, Thank you for the tour review. It was wonderful two days for me that I guided you to various places in Tokyo. But two days are not enough to visit and experience major unique tourist attractions. I hope that you come to Japan again in near future. Then please stay for one month or more. Best regards, Toshihiro

Christer Christer Sweden ( Friends )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Flexible, friendly and very informative ”

We enjoyed a very interesting and informative full day tour together with Toshihiro. He was open for alternative stops/routes and made sure that we wouldn’t miss out on any of the highlights. I would definitely recommend anyone planning a first time trip to Tokyo to book a tour with Toshihiro.

Toshihiro:

Dear Christer-san, Thank you for the nice tour review. I am glad that we could do a tour in spite of sudden schedule change owing to your flight. I appreciate your generous minds of understanding Japanese culture and tradition. This time, you came to Japan for business trip and only one day Tokyo sightseeing tour. Please come to Japan again in near future with your family for vacation. Best regards, Toshihiro

Leslie Leslie Canada ( Solo )
Very Good
9 months ago

“ One day in Tokyo ”

I was on a quick layover and only had about 6 hours to see as much of Tokyo as possible. Toshihiro was able to help me see everything on my list and provided some history and fun facts along the way. He also was kind enough to meet me at the airport in the morning and ensured I boarded the right train back to the airport later that afternoon. Thank you Toshihiro!

Toshihiro:

Dear Leslie-san, Thank you for the tour review. It was just a six hours layover that you were in Tokyo for sightseeing. I appreciate that you did a Tokyo tour in your busy schedule. But Haneda airport is located a little bit far from major tourist spots in Tokyo. Not only Tokyo but many other Japanese cities have a lot of exciting and interesting destinations. I recommend you do Japan tour for two or three weeks next time. Best regards, Toshihiro

Lim Lim Malaysia ( Family )
Very Good
9 months ago

“ Final Fantasy Eorzea Cafe ”

Toshihiro-san is very knowledgeable with Tokyo subway and this helps to save a lot of time on moving from one itinerary to another. We are very particularly grateful to Toshihiro-san for helping us to get the tickets to Final Fantasy Eorzea Cafe in Akihabara. Also greatly appreciate helping us to order food at Tsukiji market and trying out monjayaki at Monja Street.

Toshihiro:

Dear Lim-san, Thank you for the tour review. Your hotel was located at Ginza area, it was easy to visit tourist spots like Tsukiji fish market and Tsukishima Monja street. I am not so familiar with Japanese Anime culture, but I am sure that you enjoyed Final Fantasy Eorzea Cafe in Akihabara with your daughters. Malaysia is not far from Japan. Please come to Tokyo again in near future. Best regards, Toshihiro

Azhari Azhari Malaysia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Stressed free visits around Tokyo, Hakone, Kamakura and Enoshima Island ”

Toshihiro-san or uncle Toshi is like family bringing you around Tokyo. Not so formal but more like a friend. Great communication up to the travelling day and he answered a lot of questions from me. My family and I have some requirements due to our travelling pack but Toshi-san accomodate us completely. Hakone have beautiful mountains and excellent My Fuji view, Kamakura have beautiful shrines, Enoshima island have great view and night light show, and Tokyo was a blast. Toshi-san shared a lot of Japanese histories as we walk around the path. We had great farewell dinner eating Wagyu at Gyumon in Shibuya for our parting. I will separate my review for others convinience below; 1) Family with children with stroller/Pram Toshi-san helped us navigate the maze of Tokyo by helping to search fo... read more

Toshihiro:

Dear Azhari-san, Thank you for the detailed tour review, and calling me uncle Toshi. It was amazing three days for me to guide your family. Sometimes I made mistakes during the tour especially directions to go with stroller, but you generously assisted me many times. You gave me a lot of information like where you would like to visit and what you would like to do clearly. I could make preparation well. But we needed to change original itinerary because my estimation of spending time on each spot was not right. In spite of such situation, you seemed to enjoy the tour as if something unexpected is pleasure of travel. Thank you very much. I visited your country Malaysia once about ten years ago. It was interesting time to compare your tropical resort island Langkawi with Enoshima. ... read more

Tanya Tanya Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Very worthwhile ”

We had Toshi as a personal guide around Tokyo for 6 hours after we landed. He met us at our hotel and showed us some main attractions as well as less known ones. The day was not rushed, yet we saw many sights. We learned how to use the rail network system and Toshi related really well with our whole group, including 2 teenagers. Such a great investment and I would really recommend having his local expertise help to settle into a busy city. Thank you so much, we still talk about that great day!

Toshihiro:

Dear Tanya-san, Thank you for the glorious tour review and hiring me as a your tour guide in spite that you were very tired of early morning arrival after over night flight. I went to Australia several decades ago in 1985, and it was nice and useful information that you explained me how your country has changed. I was impressed with your good skill of using chopsticks. It was only 6 hours tour, but amazing time for me. Best regards, Toshihiro

Steven Steven Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ The day around Tokyo ”

Had a fantastic day with Toshihiro-san as our private guide. He was very well planned and organised. Toshi knew exactly where to take us, very knowledgeable. We saw so much of the city that we would not have been able to see by ourselves. Highly recommend Toshi as your guide. Thanks again Toshi.., regards Steve and John

Toshihiro:

Dear Steve-san and John-san, Thank you for the wonderful tour review. It is my pleasure to introduce this city Tokyo to the people in the world. I also enjoyed the tour. You sometimes asked me high-level questions about Japanese history and culture. I am relieved by reading your comment that I am knowledgeable. I felt that I need to study harder to explain Japanese history and culture more clearly. Best regards, Toshihiro

Katrina Katrina New Zealand ( Family with kids )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Informative and relaxed tour of Tokyo ”

We had a great experience with Toshi, right from first contact with him he was very helpful in planning our trip. We managed to fit a lot into our tour seeing Asakusa, the Imperial Palace, MeijiJingu shrine, Tsukiji fish market, Ginza, Harajuku, Shibuya crossing and the statue of Hachi into one action packed day. Toshi very kindly researched music shops for our son before we came here and also made an effort to find a restaurant that suited our vegetarian and one person with a food allergy. As well as that he helped us to buy Shinkansen tickets for another trip and got us all sorted with pasmo tickets and learning our way around the metro system. We would highly recommend Toshi as a guide he is a very knowledgeable guide, never stressed and incredibly patient. Thank you again Toshi

Toshihiro:

Dear Katrina-san, Thank you very much for the excellent tour review. This was my second time visiting musical instruments store with tourists. Previous time was keyboards, this time was saxophones. I like jazz music. It was important experience for me to see various kinds of saxophones with you as you are musicians. You taught me a lot of things about playing music. Thank you for good opportunity. I enjoyed sightseeing with you. You are patient, it is not me. Thank you for coming to Japan in cold winter time in spite of opposite season in your country. Best regards, Toshihiro

Ramesh Ramesh United States ( Family )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Excellent Whirlwind 8+ Hour Tour of Tokyo ”

Toshihiro-san proposed a good itenary for a 8 Hour day tour of Tokyo. He was prompt and in communicating the itenary, costs, etc. We visited Imperial Palace/Garden, Sensoji Temple, Meiji Shrine, Fish Market Traditional shopping area etc. He provided cultural and historical context for the sites we visited. He met us at Narita Airport, took us on tour via subway, and accompanied us to Haneda Airport at the end of the tour. We couldn't have covered as much ground in the short time we had with out his knowledge of the subway system and his planning. He is flexible and was able to adjust the tour at the last minute when our plan to ship our baggage to Haneda fell thru.

Toshihiro:

Dear Ramesh-san, Thank you for the wonderful tour review. I think that you are now back in San Francisco from Haneda. The tour was done during layover from your Asian tour to go back to USA. We needed to move from Narita to Haneda airport by two hours earlier than the departure time of your flight. No delay was allowable. That's why I asked you to hurry up several times. Owing to your patience and calmness, we could visit all places we planned and go to Haneda airport on time. I appreciate your decision of doing Tokyo sightseeing in spite of short stay. Next time, please come to Tokyo and various spots in Japan for two or three weeks. Best regards, Toshihiro

jane Jane United States ( Family )
Very Good
10 months ago

“ Great overview of Toyko's sites ”

We had an enjoyable day with Toshiiro. He was prompt, and very polite. He sent us the itinerary before our visit to ensure he had planned the sites that we wanted to see. His help navigating the subway/train system was invaluable! I felt we efficiently used our time. We saw many sites. I would have given him 5 stars if we would have given us more history! :) Overall, an excellent way to spend a day in Tokyo.

Toshihiro:

Dear Jane-san, Thank for the tour review with advice. I also enjoyed walking various spots in Tokyo with your family. It was my happy time to talk about many things in US and Japan with you. I like history, but I apologize as you felt that my explanation of historical background was not enough. I appreciate your advice and would like to improve my guide skill for the future. Best regards, Toshihiro

Bill Bill United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Excellent Day Tour in Tokyo ”

Our tour guide Toshiro is very professional and given us excellent service. We were able to visit and have a very good glimpse of Tokyo during our 1 day tour. Toshi planned our day very well. Without his help and guidance we would have not enjoyed touring around Tokyo. Will definitely go back to Japan and visit other areas. And hope to avail of Toshiro' s help again. Arigato Toshi.

Toshihiro:

Dear Bill-san, Thank you for the splendid tour review. I am relieved to hear that you had good time during the Tokyo tour because it was new year's holidays in Japan. Many shops and restaurants were closed in most area. On the other hand, shrine area was very crowded. Owing to your patience, tour was done smoothly. Tokyo and other areas in Japan have a lot of exciting places. Please come to Japan again with more time like a few weeks. I am looking forward to seeing the growth of your children. Best regards, Toshihiro

Candice Candice Canada ( Family with kids )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Flexible and accommodating guide ”

We had a full day and a separate 5 hour evening tour with Toshi for our group of 10. He was amazing at covering a lot of the city which could never have done on our own - hitting all the highlights we wanted to see. It wasn’t easy with such a big group and then with teenagers who wanted to shop but he was very patient and even stayed extra time to make sure we got on the right train to go back to our hotel. Thanks Toshi for a great introduction to Tokyo!!

Toshihiro:

Dear Candice-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. It was amazing experience for me to guide the two families with ten people including six teenagers who showed a lot of interests on local food, goods and items of Japanese culture. It was my happy moment as you treated me as if I were a member of your group and I also enjoyed the tour. We encountered difficulty to find a restaurant for eleven people including me, but you assisted me by handling your families well. I must say "Thank you" for your supports and patience. Best regards, Toshihiro

Joanne Joanne Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Couldn’t have done it without him, stress free! ”

Toshihiro was so helpful, he arrived promptly, showed us how to access the railway system and helped buy our railway passes. He showed us shrines, temples, Ginza, the upmarket shopping area, the old fish market, the Imperial palace and popular local shopping spots. We would have been lost without him. Highly recommend his services! Thank you!

Toshihiro:

Dear Joanne-san, Thank you for the tour review, and hiring me as a guide in spite that you were very tired just after arriving at Tokyo in early morning. I appreciate your attitude of trying to experience Japanese culture like eating various local food in fish market. Please enjoy the travel in not only Tokyo but also other places in Japan. Best regards, Toshihiro

Francisca Francisca Spain ( Family with kids )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Amazing day to Kamakura and Enoshina island ”

We went to Kamakura 1 hour from Tokyo by train to see the great Budah what a amazing and beautiful place very clean village with small shops and restaurants you can spend some hours there Toshihiro had a lot a patience whit us we travel with or 11 year daughter that ask lost of questions he explaind her the meanig of things so she could understand them the Budah is huge and very well conserved for a small fee you can go inside it . Than we headed to Enoshina island only 20 min by train from Kamakura we saw lots surffers surfing in the see from the train once we reached Enoshins island it was full of little Japanese restaurants and shops we visitid a Shinto shrine and a Zen temple there is a very high observation deck to see the Pacific ocean . Toshihiro can speak ... read more

Toshihiro:

Dear Francisca-san, Thank you for the wonderful tour review. I also enjoyed visiting Kamakura and Enoshima with an excellent family from Spain. I must say "Thank you" for your patience of listening to my weird Spanish and pointing out a lot of mistakes. I was impressed with beautiful photos of your home in Ibiza island in the Mediterranean sea. It is like a paradise. And also impressed with activities of your daughter who is a versatile genius like artist, architect and athlete. It was truly fun moment for me. And I would need to apologize for you as I forgot my job of working as a tour guide and just enjoyed the tour with your family. Thank you for your generosity. This was your second time visit to Japan since sixteen years ago. Information you gave me about the difference f... read more

STEVE STEVE Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Tokyo highlights ”

Very informative tour.. we visited Tokyo tower, imperial palace and local markets.. Toshihiro was very helpful in helping us buy our JR rail ticket from Shinjuku to Osaka for the next day.

Toshihiro:

Dear Steve-san, Thank you for the good tour review. It was my happy time to guide you to various tourist spots in Tokyo. I enjoyed eating local food with you in fish market area. It was nice memory. You gave me a lot of information about Australia where I visited many years ago. It was helpful. When you come to Japan next time, please stay in Tokyo at least a week. Best regards, Toshihiro

Amit Amit United States ( Family with kids )
Good
10 months ago

“ Good meeting with Toshihiro. We had fun. ”

Very pleasent.

Toshihiro:

Dear Amit-san, Thank you for the tour review. It was two days tour, but tour time in one day was very short. It was rare case for me. But I am relieved to hear that you had fun. Best regards, Toshihiro

maggie Maggie United States ( Solo )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Great day on the town in Tokyo! ”

I met Toshihiro promptly at our meeting time in my hotel lobby. We then departed on our tour. Toshihiro was extremely knowledgeable about all of the sites and patient while I asked questions. If you are wondering whether or not we covered everything, I can confirm we definitely did. I also told Toshihiro that I was a fan of seeing quirky less touristy sites when I travel. He showed me a few areas only frequented by locals which made my time in Tokyo feel all that more special and well spent. We had a great lunch at the old fish market and closed out the day criss crossing the crazy intersection at Shibuya. He then took time to accompany me right to the spot we met that morning in my hotel while telling me how to go to Ginza on my own the next day. It definitely felt like I was spending tim... read more

Toshihiro:

Dear Maggie-san and MIke-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. I am relieved to hear that Mike-san enjoyed the tour in Tokyo in spite of cold temperature for the person from Florida and Hong Kong. Mike-san did a Tokyo tour only weekend during business trip in Asia, and purchased fancy souvenir for family especially daughters. In Tokyo and Japan, there are many attractive places to visit. Mike-san saw only small portion of the city. I recommend that Maggie-san and your daughters come here as a family trip for vacation in near future. I am sure that your seven and nine year old girls will be satisfied with various amusements including Japanese food. Best regards, Toshihiro

Sarah Sarah United States ( Family )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Sunset ? Tokyo ”

It was perfect 👌🏿 Toshi has gave us so much insight on the history and art in Japan. He made many wonderful suggestions for our days in Japan. Since we bought the Japan rail pass he said we should go to Hiroshima to get the most value for our pass. Hiroshima has a nearby island you can take a ferry to that is included with the JR pass. Toshi took several pictures, he said it would be proof we were there. He told us to many people in Japan visiting the temples and shrines is a pilgrimage. We saw many special ceremonies; a wedding, monks chanting, a beautiful sunset. Toshi is professional, kind and generous. He has a lot of experience with traveling the world. He was very good to us and I’d request him again!

Toshihiro:

Dear Sarah-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. It was nice memory to walk around Tokyo with your family. You surveyed well about unusual spots in Tokyo. Not only famous tourists sites but also we visited unique area like Meguro Sky Garden. It was my first time to visit this garden. Owing to your good curiosity, I could experience and enjoy new place in Tokyo. It was helpful for a tour guide. Thank you again. Best regards, Toshihiro

mary joy Mary Philippines ( Family )
Very Good
11 months ago

“ limited time in Tokyo ”

Mr Toshihiro made good use of the limited time we had in Tokyo

Toshihiro:

Dear Mary-san, Thank you for the tour review and hiring me as a tour guide in spite of your short stay in Tokyo. I spent wonderful time with your family. It was just a morning tour as you had booking on Ninja Trick House in early afternoon, and I asked you to hurry up several times. Next time, I would like to guide you for a full day or a few days tour. Philippines is near to Japan and please come to Tokyo again in near future. Best regards, Toshihiro

Lainie Lainie Canada ( Friends )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ A wonderful guide! ”

Toshihiro was a terrific tour guide. From the moment I booked with him, he was available to answer all my questions. He responded quickly to my emails and I knew that he wanted me to have a good trip. He was always punctual which was great because I had planned two very full days with him! He knew his way around the transportation system (which, in my opinion, is very complicated!),and that saved a lot of time. When it came to the itinerary he was open to all my requests. He even rearranged the tour on one of the days because he knew that the site we were visiting would be more crowded in the afternoon. He was also very flexible because he was open to adding a few sites to visit when he heard that we were interested in going there. He was very generous with his time! Even though... read more

Toshihiro:

Dear Lainie-san, Thank you very much for the wonderful tour review. All the requests you asked me were reasonable and I noticed that you investigated well about Japan. Before coming to Tokyo, you stayed at Kyoto and gave me various information. Your such a behavior helped me to arrange the tour plans for two days in Tokyo. I enjoyed walking in Tokyo with you, your husband and your friends. It was amazing moment for me to talk with you about a lot of matters. Thank you very much for hiring me as a tour guide for such an excellent group. Best regards, Toshihiro

Grace Grace United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ A wonderful customized tour of Tokyo with our kids ”

Toshi was very accommodating and an excellent tour guide! He was understanding and flexible when we needed to change our tour date last minute due to a flight delay. He listened to our suggestions about what our kids would/would not be interested in, customized our tour, was patient when we lingered certain times, had great English, and took lots of family photos for us. It was perfect!

Toshihiro:

Dear Grace-san, Thank you very much for the excellent tour review. I appreciate your responsibility and patience as your flight was delayed by wildfire in California and you needed to change the plan. But you informed me of schedule change information promptly and accepted new itinerary flexibly. I could do a tour guide with joy. It was my happy time to walk around Tokyo as if I were a member of your family. I would like to see the growth of your kids. Please come to Japan again five or ten years later. Best regards, Toshihiro

Brian Brian Canada ( Family )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Tokyo day tour ”

-excellent communication pre-tour set up; we had a family emergency and could not make our initial planned date but Toshihiro-san rescheduled with no issue -very adaptable in our tour giving us time where we found more interesting -we have two children with severe nut allergies and Toshihoro-san was as cautious as we were in our travels together -very knowledgeable and adept at navigating the subway lines getting us to our destinations quickly and efficiently -facilitating a tour for a family of 7 could not have been easy but Toshihiro-san did it with professionalism and was basically our family for the day. We would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone and would certainly look to him should we need guidance in any future visits. -our thanks Toshi for an amazing expe... read more

Toshihiro:

Dear Brian-san, Thank you for the wonderful tour review. You informed me of the delay of arriving at Japan in spite of emergency situation. If you hadn't informed me of the delay, I would have visited the hotel on original schedule and wasted time. But I didn't waste of time owing to your responsible action. I have to say "Thank you". All seven members of your family are excellent people and showed a lot of interests on Japanese culture and history. It was worthwhile moment for the tour guide. When purchasing Disney tickets, there was an issue in credit card. But you handled well with patience. You treated me as if I was a member of your family. It was great time for me. I truly enjoyed guiding you in Tokyo. I am sure that you enjoy Disney resort and other spots in Japan. ... read more

Sangeetha Sangeetha Singapore ( Family with kids )
Very Good
11 months ago

“ Tokyo 1 day tour ”

It was nice experience touring Tokyo with Toshihiro-san. We managed to cover all the itineraries and also some additional places.

Toshihiro:

Dear Sangeetha-san, Thank you for the review. It was nice time for me to do a tour guide for your family. I could also learn uniqueness of Singapore. Best regards, Toshihiro

Ginger Ginger United States ( Family )
Good
11 months ago

“ Tokyo overview ”

Toshihiro was nice and knowledgeable but did not understand that my husband can’t walk far. The trip through the trains was too much for us. It also rained so we had to cut our tour at 2:00 Instead of 6:00.

Toshihiro:

Ginger-san, Thank you very much for the tour review with honest opinion. I sincerely apologize for your bad experience in my tour. I think that one my mistake was to get on train from your hotel in Yokohama to sightseeing spots in Tokyo. I checked where escalators or elevators at each station. But it takes long walk to the escalator or elevator. I planned not going to MeijiJingu shrine and Imperial Palace as these places need long distance walk. But other places also need walking. In Asakusa, Rikisha should have been used. As transportation, we should have used taxi from your hotel in stead of railway. Now I think we could have had better choice. I should have confirmed how long distance your husband could walk more seriously. And weather forecast said that it was cloudy and ... read more

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Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Hakone , Yokohama , Kanagawa , Saitama , Chiba , Narita

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