Hiroko was a wonderful guide in Tokyo for our first visit to Japan. She communicated several times through the TripleLights website ahead of our trip to find out what our interests were, and came up with a well thought out plan accordingly. She was very well-organized, and we accomplished everything she had planned in the time allotted. I was touring with my grown daughter, and we both were very pleased. We enjoyed Hiroko’s company, and felt like we were traveling with a friend! She is very patient, thoughtful, friendly, and good company. After our time with Hiroko, we felt confident to spend the remaining days touring on our own. She was very helpful in picking places to eat, and in navigating the transit system. We saw many neighborhoods that we would never have seen on our own... read more
Thank you so much for your kind words, Linda! I really appreciate you chose me as your first travel in Japan. I felt exactly the same way that I spent time with my friends! Especially it was fun to have lunch together at the Japanese restaurant and we all struggled with dumping;) I look forward to meeting you again in the future Hiroko
Myself and two daughters spent two days with Hiroko and I highly recommend for anyone visiting Tokyo. Hiroko is a wonderful guide and very patient! Travelling alone with children in a foreign country can be daunting and exhausting but with Hiroko's help we felt comfortable and confident (but still exhausted) Hiroko helped us navigate the train system so we could continue to use after our time with her. We saw many things that were on my "To Do" list and I especially enjoyed the garden and boat tour she suggested. Thank you Hiroko.
Thank you so much for your awesome review, Denise. I am so glad to know that I was a little bit of your help. But the most amazing thing was your enthusiasm and passion to let your kids see many interesting things in a foreign country. I’m sure your kids will remember the trip and your love forever!! I hope you take care of your health and come back to Japan again someday :D Hiroko
I spent an evening with Hiroko san on a Shimbashi evening tour. We had a very nice evening, seeing sights around Shimbashi and Shidome. Finally, we had a karaoke evening, and Hiroko san introduced me to Japanese songs which sounded very melodious and which I thoroughly enjoyed. ありがとう😊 ひろこ さん。 ジョン
John san, thank you very much for your warm review! I was impressed by your deep knowledge about our culture and enthusiasm about language learning. So we ended up such a fun Karaoke night, all thanks to you!! Please come back after 2020 and stop by Tokyo again:D Hiroko
Hiroko was very punctual, came prepared for our day together. Since rain was forecasted, she has 2 umbrellas for us. She also bought two bus cards, saving us from looking for correct coin amount every time we board the bus. We visited gardens in bloom w azaleas, saw a stunning exhibition in a museum. We then took the bus to Ashi lake. She had planned a boat excursion but we declined due to bad weather. We then visited the local shop where wooden secret boxes were made, fascinating. Thank you Hiroko for a day well spent! She is
Thank you for your warmest review, John and Trini :D Your smile was shining on me during the tour although it was rainy all day!! For me, It was really enjoyable time to chat with you along the bus ride and learn basic French from you;) I hope you will enjoy more in Kyoto and someday come back to Hakone!! Hiroko
Hiroko was not only an excellent a tour guide but also a tremendous help during my Fashion Trade Exhibition in Tokyo. She is willing to go an extra mile in order to help and satisfy the visitor.
Thanks for the awesome review, Margaret! I felt like we became a team to get through the whole week together! Lol It was really a memorable and enjoyable to be with you. Your sense of humor and positiveness always help me;) Please come back soon. Because more opportunities are here!! I would love to help you again;) Hiroko
Our family booked our first trip to Tokyo and we would have been totally lost without Hiroko! We fell in love with a very warm and friendly person, Hiroko! She is amazing! We cannot thank her enough for introducing us to Tokyo.
Thanks for the awesome review, Tanya ! I was really impressed how hard you prepared to make your family trip perfect. If my small effort helped you a bit, that would be my great pleasure! I was so lucky to have met you and your beautiful family at the very end of 2018!
My daughter and I spent a wonderful day with Hiroko. She picked us up at the airport and took us back at the end of the day It was a fun layover in Tokyo Would recommend her to anybody!!! We had a shopping day !!!!
Thank you so much for your kind word, Benjie. I was so lucky that I could be of help to such a beautiful family like you and your daughter. Your delightful personality made this trip more memorable and fun! Thank you!! I learnt a lot from you. Hiroko
Good correspondence leading up to the actual tour resulted in Hiroko organising a fully customised itinerary for me. My preferences (e.g. steady pace, like photographing details), likes (e.g. local food, meeting locals) and other interests (e.g. Sake brewery, railways, culture & history) were all fully considered to add to the main reason I wanted to visit Nikko - the Toshogu shrine. The surprise highlight was a home cooked meal by a local Nikko resident. There was good conversation, she was pleasant and attentive throughout
Thank you very much for your kind words, Christina. And all your advices you gave me I’ll never forget ! Yes I’ll keep my specialty on food and try my best to learn history and culture much better to make my guest/friend comfortable ;) I’m looking forward to meeting you again soon! Hiroko
Hiroko , is very personable, nice,and thoughtful. She goes out of her way to make the experience amazing. From the little Japanese snacks she brought for me to her knowledge of the area. You can't go wrong with using Hiroko
Thank you very much for your kind words, Brian. You are the one who made our trip fun and amazing! I really appreciate your kindness, curiosity and patience;) I’m looking forward to seeing you soon! Hiroko