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.
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
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!!
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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!
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
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.
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
Toshihiro was excellent. We saw so many sights. Toshihiro was Very knowledgeable about Tokyo and we had a great time.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Toshihiro gave us a great introduction to Tokyo, and built a tour around our interests. Highly recommended.
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
The experience with Toshihiro was very good ; he is a very nice person and described us the city in a clear and complete way
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 !!
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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!
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!!!
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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!
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
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.
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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!!
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
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!
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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!
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
Mr Toshihiro made good use of the limited time we had in Tokyo
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
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
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
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!
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
-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
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
It was nice experience touring Tokyo with Toshihiro-san. We managed to cover all the itineraries and also some additional places.
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
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.
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
We enjoyed the tour a lot. Our tour guide Toshihiro was excellent, and incredible, not only showing 4 of us the sites but providing a great perspective on Japanese life, culture and history. It was like having a good friend take us around! Thank you Toshihiro for the kindness and lots of important information. We will be back to see more of Japan. I would definitely recommend this tour!
Dear Jennifer-san, Thank you very much for the nice tour review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour a lot. All of you are very good friends, and I could penetrate into your circle easily. I know that I must express great gratitude for your kind and friendly attitude for me. It was my happy time to show you various sites in Tokyo. Please come to Japan again in near future. Best regards, Toshihiro
Toshihiro has a passion for travel himself and that shows in his work too! Since my wife and I had just one day to see Tokyo, we had the fortune of hiring the services of Toshi and we are glad that our decision paid off. Toshi is patient, speaks english and is a good company too. Toshi is a local person with good knowledge of local traditions, customs, local food and select spots in Tokyo. We had an amazing day with Toshi showing us around the modern, traditional and the spiritual parts of Tokyo. We had awe-sum Sushi and green tea ice-cream at traditional restaurant with some artifacts shopping with Toshi's help. A big SHOUT OUT TO TOSHIHIRO!!!
Dear Adwaita-san, Thank you very much for the excellent tour review. I also have to say "Thank you very much" for your kindness and generous attitude when I was doing a guide. You treated me as a friend. I could do a tour guide in an amicable atmosphere. This time you came to Tokyo mainly for Taylor Swift concert. But total three days (only one full day) stay in Japan is too short. Even near Tokyo area, there are many attractive sites to visit. Next time, please come to Japan for a month or more. Best regards, Toshihiro
My husband and I had one day with Toshihiro in Tokyo. He took us around all different places in Tokyo - from historic to touristy. We felt like we spent a lot of time in each stop but Toshihiro still kept us in track. Got to see so much in just one day ! He also took great photos of us !
Dear Silvija-san, Thank you for writing the tour review. It was also wonderful time for me to walk around many places in Tokyo with you and your husband. I remember that both of you showed a lot of interest for various items in tourist area especially for historical monument. And I am relieved to hear that photos I took for you are great. I think that you would like to visit many other sites in Tokyo and local cities in Japan. I hope you will come to Japan again in near future. Best regards, Toshihiro
Toshihiro-san guided our family of four to various parts of Tokyo in a very pleasant and efficient way.
Dear Patrick-san, Thank you for the tour review. It was pleasant time for me to walk around various parts of Tokyo with your family. You taught me unique feature of Netherlands. It was also interesting for me. Best regards, Toshihiro
Toshihiro was exactly the guide we wanted/needed. His itinerary covered our interests which included temples, shrines, gardens and shopping. We also wanted to learn to navigate Tokyo's complicated subway system so we could get around on our own the next day. Toshihiro was a patient teacher and shopping assistant. He altered our itinerary at one member's request to find a store that sold kitchen knives made by Seki artisans. What a wonderful shopping experience that turned out to be for all of us! And he taught us how to use the subway system which we did confidently on our own afterwards. Our day was packed with a wonderful variety of sights, historic and modern, a delicious lunch, all efficiently organized but never rushed. We strongly recommend a day with Toshihiro in Tokyo, you'll find ... read more
Dear Wendy-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed Tokyo tour. I was amazed that you got a lot of knowledge after visiting various places in Japan. It was helpful for me that you gave me useful information related to tourism on different spots in Japan. And I was impressed that you had Goshuin notebooks and were collecting Goshuin stamps by visiting Buddhist Temples and Shinto Shrines. You understand Japanese culture well. If you come to Japan again, I recommend you visit Kamakura and Nikko. And late March or early April is good to come to Tokyo to see cherry blossom. Best regards, Toshihiro
Our experience with Toshihiro-San was excellent. It made our experience relaxed so we could enjoy our time in Japan. I greatly recommend him!
Dear Charles-san, Thank you very much for the tour review. It was wonderful two days for me to walk around various places in Tokyo and Kamakura with you. Your generous and pleasant atmosphere helped me greatly to do a tour guide. And your story about the life style in Florida was interesting for me. It was very short visit to Japan this time. Next time, please stay in Japan at least three weeks. Best regards, Toshihiro
a very nice man
Dear Gideon-san, Thank you for the tour review. It was nice moment to walk around Shiodome and Shinjuku area with your family. It was also important experience for me to do a night tour. I hope that you come to Japan again in near future. Best regards, Toshihiro
Toshi-san answered all my online queries promptly and comprehensively. He designed the itinerary in such a way that we were not rushing from one place to another, but it still felt as if we accomplished so much in such a short amount of time. He was also prompt on the day we had the tour, and very well prepared. He was knowledgeable about Japanese history and current events, and we learned a lot about Japan in the 6 hours that we spent together.
Dear Jaclyn-san, Thank you for the tour review. It was an exciting moment for me to do a guide for your family. I was impressed with your knowledge on Japanese culture, history and politics. And you taught me a lot of things about your country. Especially your capability of speaking multiple languages are marvelous. This time, you came to Japan but visited only in Tokyo area. The Republic of the Philippines is not so far from Japan. Please come here again in near future and visit many places from north/east to south/west. Best regards, Toshihiro
Toshi was great! This was our first time to visit Tokyo and we were nervous about navigating through the city. Toshi made is such a great experience, we had a list of places we wanted to visit and he organized a great itinerary for us he even recommended other great places to see! He helped us navigate the public transportation system. He was very nice and polite. He encouraged us to explore and try many shops and treats. He kept us on a nice schedule but didn't make us feel rushed. He even helped us plan our other days when we were going to be exploring Tokyo by ourselves! He was a great tour guide and really made our time in Tokyo really count! Definitely recomend Toshi, you would not be disappointed!
Dear Gracie-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. It was also amazing time for me that I did a tour guide for you for three days in Tokyo and suburb city Kamakura. You made a well-disposed atmosphere. So I could do a tour guide with relaxed feeling as if I was guiding to my friends. It was truly an enjoyable time. And I must appreciate your patience when a railroad crossing didn't open for many minutes in Kamakura because of the accident and our train delayed. I must say thank you. I hope that Japan will be your favorite country and come again in the future. Best regards, Toshihiro
Toshihiro picked us up at our hotel in the morning and gave us a personalized, informative and very fun tour of Tokyo during the rest of the day. We’re very glad we had him the first day we arrived in Japan since now we feel more familiar with things only a local could explain to you like how to navigate the subway and great places to eat and hang out. Toshihiro was super nice, friendly and patient with us throughout the whole tour and we sincerely recommend him to anyone who seeks an amazing single day tour of Tokyo. PS. We were very pleasantly surprised about how much Toshihiro has traveled around the world and knows various cultures and even a bit of some other languages, he will make you feel very comfortable and taken care of. Cheers!
Dear Roberto-san, Thank you for the review and the kindness during the tour. It was wonderful time for me to talk with you about travel and tourist sites in the world because you have various knowledge. Through this experience of doing a tour guide for you, I got intellectual and valuable ideas on the world travel. I am sure that you enjoy the tour in Japan and the world. Best regards, Toshihiro
Toshihiro met us at our hotel and we were off for a wonderful 2 day visit through Tokyo. He worked within our requests for the different venues and sights we wanted to see. He was totally flexible and met our needs. He was energetic and was cautious not to stretch us too far on walking. He expertly navigated us through the subway system. At the end of the second day he took us to the Tokyo train station to make sure we got on the correct train to Narita. Thank you Toshihiro for a wonderful adventure!
Dear Bob-san, Thank you for the excellent tour review. I am impressed with your big scale of thinking style. I could do a tour guide smoothly owing to your patience and respect for different culture. You taught me a lot of things. And it was good opportunity for me to understand American and international common sense. It's me who should say "Thank you". Best regards, Toshihiro
Spent a wonderful day with toshihiro.we saw some hidden gems in Tokyo that we would have otherwise missed.the day was finished off perfectly watching a Buddhist ceremony in one of the temples.toshihiro was friendly and informative and nothing was too much trouble. We felt privileged to have met toshihiro.
Dear Andrew-san, Thank you for the tour review. It was also wonderful time for me to guide you in Tokyo. Conversations with you were very interesting and beneficial to me. Especially I got instructive knowledge about your hometown Newcastle in England. I believe that you enjoy the rest of Japan tour in Hakone, Kyoto and other cities. Best regards, Toshihiro
Toshi was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and diligent about planning our tour of Tokyo for our first visit to Japan. He planned the itinerary and we felt we had explored the most important sights. Toshi speaks English well and is very personable. We spent one and 1/2 days with Toshi and learned so much about Japan and the culture etc. After our time with Toshi I felt comfortable using the the subway system in Tokyo. You will not be disappointed. He was great Dayelle feom Vancouver Canada
Dear Dayelle-san, Thank you for the tour review. During the tour, it was sometimes raining. But owing to your broad mind of understanding Japanese culture and history, we flexibly changed itinerary and visited some new sophisticated places. I am relieved to hear that you felt comfortable. This tour was done in the beginning of autumn season. I hope that you will come to Japan again. My recommendation is late March or early April when cherry blossoms are beautiful. Thank you again, Dayelle-san. Best regards, Toshihiro
We very much enjoyed our day with Toshihiro. He was pleasant, attentive and caring. Using the subway system without him would have added hours onto our day. But his knowledge of the system and the city helped us cover a lot of ground in one day, giving us a great overview of many Tokyo sights. Would definitely recommend him as a guide if visiting Tokyo. Thank you Toshi for a memorable day! Best wishes to you!!
Dear Linda-san, Thank you for the wonderful tour review. On this tour, I visited Arisugawa-nomiya Memorial Park near LDS temple. You gave me good opportunity to find new interesting places in Tokyo. It was good memory for me to guide your family. Please come to Japan again after the renovation of LDS temple is completed. Best regards, Toshihiro
Toshihiro met us at out Tokyo hotel and spent a wonderful evening showing us the nightlife of Shinjuku Golden Gai. He explained so much about Japanese culture and traditions. We had a wonderful dinner of Pork Tonkatsu, which we all thought was delicious. Despite the rainy night we had a wonderful time and could not have done it without his expert guiding skills.
Dear Carol-san, Thank you for the tour review. It was rainy, but all of you had good atmosphere to enjoy the night life in Tokyo. It was also happy time for me to eat traditional Japanese cuisine Pork Tonkatsu with you. Please eat Japanese food after you are back in US. Best regards, Toshihiro
Toshihiro was very knowledgeable. We had a great day and saw a lot.
Dear Maureen-san, Thank you for choosing me as a tour guide and sending the review. It was my pleasure to show various places in Tokyo to excellent people like you. Thank you again. Best regards, Toshihiro
Dear Toshihiro-San: Thank you for a very interesting and thorough day tour of Tokyo. You were knowledgeable, flexible and friendly. Touring Tokyo with you made us want to return! Hope to see you again:-)
Dear Ladan-san, Thank you very much for the tour review. It was very wonderful experience for me to do a tour guide to the international American family like yours. I learned many things from you. Please come to Japan again in near future like the year of Tokyo Olympic. Best regards, Toshihiro
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit of Tokyo with Toshihiro. He met us at our hotel and planned an interesting and comprehensive itinerary of Tokyo highlights with great attention to detail. We had a lovely time discussing Japanese history and culture, and he found a delicious and affordable restaurant for lunch where we tried shabu-shabu for the first time. He is a very considerate guide and thought of everything from nice places with a view to sit and rest for a moment, to detailed written instructions on how to return to our hotel (he kindly offered to also accompany us back to our hotel but as it was nearby we could return on the train very easily). He was very responsive through the message system and gave us precise information about metro ticket costs in advance and how to have the best... read more
Dear Lauren-san, Thank you very much for the review of the tour. It is my great honor to have introduced intellectual people like you to various sightseeing spots in Tokyo. You are the first Luxembourg person I met in my life. I have to say thank you as I got a lot of knowledge about one European excellent country, Luxembourg. This time, you came to Japan mainly for the business purpose and stayed at only Tokyo. Japan has other excellent valuable places to visit like Kamakura, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Hiroshima, etc. Next time, please enjoy these places in near future. Best regards, Toshihiro
Toshihiro-san and I were able to stay in contact using the TripleLight email service to plan and communicate prior to our Tokyo trip. Toshihiro not only accomodated all of our requested trips but stayed extremely flexible in both times and locations. He was invaluable in helping us set up our Shinkansen trips and training arrangements for Osaka and Kyoto as well. Very knowledgeable and patient as we asked him many shopping questions and he was invaluable in finding many items that were on our shopping list for our family back home. I highly recommend Toshihiro-san....extremely kind and thoughtful!
Dear Mike-san and Shirley-san, Thank you for the review. It was wonderful experience for me to visit many places in Tokyo with you. I was a little bit surprised as you drank a lot of beer during lunch time. I was impressed as you cherish your sons, daughters, grandsons and granddaughters from the bottom of the heart. I hope that you enjoy the rest of the tour in Japan, and I believe that your family members will be satisfied with various souvenirs you purchased here in Tokyo. Best regards, Toshihiro
I had a wonderful time with Toshihiro during my one day tour of Tokyo. I did not know which sites to visit so Toshihiro recommended 4 great sites in Tokyo and also sent the detailed itinerary ahead of time. He explained cultural and religious significance of each sites. He had a great suggestion for our lunch. I also got the taste of Tokyo subway and train system. I don't think I would have managed it without Toshihiro. I enjoyed my time with Toshihiro. Thank you.
Dear Prasanna-san, Thank you for the tour review. You are busy with your business in Tokyo. It was important one day off while you are here. I am happy if my tour guide contributed your understanding on Japan. It was also wonderful time for me to guide an excellent person like you. I hope that you will come to Japan again, with main purpose of sightseeing. Best regards, Toshihiro
Thank you Toshihito for showing us such a great time:)
Dear Masha-san, It was my precious time to visit Asakusa and Ueno with your family. I am sure that you enjoyed the stay in Japan in this hot July and August. Thank you very much for giving me an opportunity to work as a tour guide for your excellent family. Best regards, Toshihiro
We contacted Toshihiro through the TripleLights Service. He responded promptly and provided suggestions for a customized two day tour. He met us at our hotel at the pre-arranged time. He was kind, courteous and provided us with excellent information at all of our stops. At the end of our first day, my husband mentioned that he enjoyed music instrument stores and the next day Toshihiro had researched and found a very interesting location that was easily incorporated into our pre-planned tour and gave my husband the opportunity to play with some vintage keyboards (one of his passions). Toshihiro helped us navigate our way through the metro system, showed us how to purchase tickets and gave us several recommendations for the remainder of our stay in Tokyo. Thank you Toshihiro-san for al... read more
Dear Laurie-san, Thank you for the review. It was my wonderful time to guide your family as all family member are nice people. It was easy for me to make a customized tour because your interests and preference are clear. I am happy if I could contribute to make your travel in Tokyo more memorable time. I was impressed that your family have excellent technique on playing keyboard like Keith Emerson. I guess that Matthew has improved his skill of using chopsticks. If you have a chance, please come to Japan again. Best regards, Toshihiro
We would have never been able to do this day trip to Hakone stress free if it wasn't for Toshiro's guidance. To get to Hakone you will be utilizing multi types of transportation from the Shinkasen (bullet train), local train, bus, ship (Pirate Ship), Ropeway and Railway. We had a great time touring Hakone with Toshihiro. He was educational, informative and accommodated us in every way. Thank you, Toshihiro-san!
Dear Vivian-san, Thank you for the tour review. I highly appreciate your attitude of learning oriental culture and nature by visiting tourists spots. It was very precious experience for me to guide your family to Hakone. I am sure that your Japan journey will be fruitful and unforgettable in your perpetual family life. Best regards, Toshihiro
Toshihiro is conscientious and dedicated. He was a comfortable and responsive companion. Toshihiro was diligent to equip us with beginning skills to navigate through our stay in Japan. He also introduced us to many sights which were wonderful. We think very highly of him.
Dear Mark-san and Theresa-san, Thank you for sending the review. It was also excellent experience for me to guide you. I sincerely hope that you enjoy the tour of visiting various areas in Japan. Best regards, Toshihiro
Toshihiro was a pleasant experience for us. He was there when we arrived and guide us to our hotel. On the train he gave us useful advices about any subject we were interested. He thought us about Pasmo card etc.
Dear Zoltan-san, It was happy time for me to guide you. I hope you enjoyed the stay in Tokyo. Next time, I would like to guide you more places in Japan. Thank you. Best regards, Toshihiro
Toshihiro is a very professional guide who listens to his customer and is able to adjust the tour to have the best outcome! Before the trip he made many suggestions and was always quick to respond. We enjoyed his way of showing us Tokyo. He also gave us many tips what to do on the other days we were in Japan. We would book a tour with him again!
Dear Eric-san, Thank you for having chosen me as a tour guide. As you sent me clear messages on what kind of items you were interested in, I could do a guide smoothly in spite of rainy weather. I would like to do a tour guide again when you come to Japan next time. Best regards, Toshihiro
Super service...lots of information and very friendly and helpful from first contact by email to goodbye in person....
Dear Dorothy-san, Thank you for the review. I am very happy as I guided you to various places in Tokyo. And I am proud that you added Japan to one of the countries you visited in the world. I hope you would come to Japan again in a few years. Best regards, Toshihiro
I was a bit nervous getting ready for my travel since I’ve never been so far from home but once I got in contact with Toshihiro and explained my concerns, he quickly assured me that the train is easy and he even made us a guide including all the places that interested me. He was very punctual with our meeting time and was so patient and kind throughout the whole day. I can honestly say I made a great friend and I hope to visit him again soon!
Dear Ramona-san and Erick-san, Thank you for the quick tour review. It's an honor for me to have introduced Japanese historical sites and modern popular area to you. I highly appreciate your attitude of esteeming our traditional thinking style and culture. I am sure that you spend pleasant and fruitful time in Japan. I hope that you come to Japan again in near future. Best regards, Toshihiro