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Taka

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(24) Reviews
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Reviews ( 24 )
Regan Regan United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Day and Night tour with Taka ”

Taka was an excellent guide. He helped create a tour for our family of 4, like food tasting at Tsujiki Fish Market and teen shopping at Harajuku, along with giving us information at all the sites we visited. He also showed us the numerous Winter Illumination shows in Tokyo. Since it was our second time in Tokyo, Taka made sure that we did not go to the same place twice. Would highly recommend him for any tour.

Taka:

Thank you so much for your review, Regan!! I also had a enjoyable time with your family. I think the tour should be flexible as much as possible to my guest's needs and requests on that day. Through a good conversation and relationship between a guide and guests makes easier to understand what you'd like to see and get in my tour. I've kept learning and will enhance my guiding skills for your future visit. Happy New Year!

Timm Timm Germany ( Couple )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Great Tour, Bad weather ”

we met Taka on time at the appointed time in front of our apartment and got on well from the start. taka told us a lot about Tokyo and showed us many great impressive places and buildings, gave us countless tips for the next few days, what else we should see, where to find good food and what to look out for. it was a fantastic day with him despite the bad weather. but also for bad weather taka has many good tips on what to do. thank you taka for the great time with you and the great tip for the Shabu-Shabu, delicious

Taka:

Thank you for giving me a great feedback about the tour, Timm. I always have a sense of responsibility to being a professional guide. Working for not only myself but also for your happiness. Hope you will have memorable days in other countries as well!

Cathy Cathy United States ( Friends )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Off the beaten track with Taka ”

We had a wonderful day with Taka. On a sunny, mild December day we enjoyed the magnificent Rikugien Garden with autumn colors. We headed to Sugamo and “Grandma’s Market“ where we had a delicious lunch of fried oysters, shrimp and pork. We strolled through the alleys of Kagurazaka and ended at an Izakaya in Monzennakacho. Taka put together a perfect itinerary for our group of three who had requested non-touristy destinations! We enjoyed our time with Taka and appreciated his broad knowledge of Tokyo and his expert navigation of the subway system. Thank you, Taka!

Taka:

Thank you for taking your time to post such a nice review, Cathy. We did not visit touristy places but I’m glad you enjoyed strolling around and appreciating the local areas. Thank you again for sharing fun time with you and your great company. Best wishes!

Mike Mike United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Family tour ”

Taka was a fantastic guide and was great tailoring our day with our 5 year old daughter. We toured the Tsukiji market and around Ginza getting a great taste of local life and food. He listened to the things we wanted to try and made sure to accomodate our interests and was wonderful making sure the day was suitable for walking around with a 5 year old. He provided some suggestions for places to eat and visit for the rest of our stay. We highly recommend Taka.

Taka:

Thank you for your great review, Mike. I still have many things and hidden spots to show you in and outside Tokyo. I'm looking for the next opportunity to see your family again!

Sharon Sharon United States ( Solo )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ A fun, quick tour of Tokyo ”

Taka did a great job giving a 6-hour overview of Tokyo highlights, including the Taukiji outer market, Ginza area (hot pot lunch), Meiji Shrine, and Harujuki (young fashion) area. He was flexible and accommodating; showed us customary practices at the shrine, and knowledgeable about history and culture. Although much of the tour was a walking tour, we also got to experience the train and subway. Highly recommend Taka as a tour guide!

Taka:

Thank you for taking your time to post such a nice review. I hope you're spending the holiday with family, friends and great wine & food ;-)

Teresa Teresa Canada ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Tokyo City Tour ”

We have a very good day with Taka even though it’s raining in the morning. We have a wonderful day and the lunch place he suggested is very yummy. Thank you Taka san.

Taka:

Thank you so much for the kind review, Teresa. Although it was the cold day with rain in Tokyo, I was really happy to be with your family. Hope you'll come back to Tokyo again in near future!

Charmine Charmine India ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Full Day Tour of Tokyo ”

Taka - san, thank you so much for your kind service. Very punctual and prompt. We did not face any trouble.

Taka:

Dear Chamine, I feel so happy to hear from you. Although the weather was not so good, we did not face any trouble. Because I was with kind, gentle and cheerfu couplel! Thank you so much for finding me.

Nancy Nancy United States ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Book Taka now! ”

My sons (ages 26 and 22) and I had a wonderful two days with Taka in Tokyo last week. We discussed prior to arriving what exactly we were looking for and Taka delivered all that and more. He was on time, his English was excellent, supplied enough history, etc. for the sights we delivered and was fun to be around. We asked for a mix of the not to be missed sights along with visiting restaurants and and off the beaten track type places that Tokyo natives would visit and were not disappointed. Taka also offered excellent restaurant recommendations for the time we were not with him and even walked us to a popular sushi restaurant in Shibuya that doesn't take reservations to be sure we were able to get our number for the waitlist. He went above and beyond what he needed to do. Don't read ... read more

Taka:

Thank you so much for your great review, Nancy. It was my great pleasure and honor to show you and your sons around the city of Tokyo. We went to so many places and sampled a wide variety of food & drink! Thanks for choosing me as your tour guide!

Faith Faith United States ( Couple )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Personable, easy-going, and knowledgable ”

Taka is a great guide. He fielded our questions, was flexible about spur of the moment decisions, and did a great job picking out places for us. I highly recommend his service.

Taka:

Thank you for the nice review, Faith. I am glad you and Eric enjoyed our tour. Hope you had great holiday in Japan, and would come back again!

Sallie Sallie United States ( Family )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Excellent tour guide! ”

We are a family of 6 and we had an excellent experience with Taka. He is knowledgeable, friendly, funny and he could read our group to determine the best path for our day. He’s very funny and we laughed a lot with him. Would highly recommend Taka to anyone wishing to have a great day in Tokyo!! Thank you Taka!!

Taka:

You're welcome, Sallie! Thank you for taking your time to write such a nice review. Hope to see you and your family again. I will take you to more places!

Nerilee Nerilee Australia ( Solo )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Fantastic day out in Tokyo with Taka ”

Thank you Taka for a very enjoyable and memorable day out in Tokyo. We went to so many different places in just one day and I felt I gained a great overview of many different aspects of Tokyo - both the old and the new. You were very knowledgable about the city and its history, and shared many interesting insights. I highly recommend Taka for anyone looking for a warm, engaging, considerate guide who speaks excellent English, and is lots of fun to be with!

Taka:

Thank you, Nerilee. So glad to hear you enjoyed our tour. It’ fun to walk around Tokyo, wasn’t it? Please come back again! There's so much more I have to show you! Hope to see you again!

Sylvie Sylvie France
Excellent
8 months ago

“ The best day in Tokyo!! ”

What a wonderful day with Taka!! Just a pleasure... From our first encounter with a smile, to helping us make dinner reservations and planning our suitcase transfer for the next day and all this even before starting the “tour”, to a full day of adventure. Taka first took us to very popular Harajuku, and down beautiful back streets, to then being thrown off his plans by my husband who wanted the “local flare and tour”. With a smile and a skip, not missing a beat (and probably hungry... we had a late breakfast but he likely had been up for a while), he turned right around, took us back to the subway and took us to the most beautiful local area within Tokyo to visit an old traditional home, just beautiful...stunning... and we would have never known about it or found it on our own! A beaut... read more

Taka:

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Sylvie! I really appreciated it and can't thank you enough for such a wonderful words to my tour. The time we shared during the day was precious, so I wanted to do my best. There are many beautiful places all over Japan. I hope you'll enjoy the rest of your days.

Sue Sue Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Yokohama like a local! ”

Taka was great! He was punctual, arranged a personalised walking tour (designed completely wheelchair accessible) and most importantly was fun! We saw the local highlights, ate at amazing places and tasted great wine and beer. He showed us how to get around Yokohama and good places to shop. We would definitely do it again and recommend Taka, we had one of the most fabulous fun days, full of adventure!

Taka:

Dear Sue, thank you very much for your great and utmost review for me and selecting me as your guide. I am very much pleased that you and John enjoyed one day Yokohama tour. I am looking forward to meeting again in near future. Cheers!

Brent Brent United States ( Couple )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Tokyo neighborhood tours m ”

Taka eas an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable, friendly and full.of interesting information. Made for a memorable day. Good English skills as well. Highly recommended.

Taka:

Thank you so much for a thoughtful review, Brent. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your wife. Thanks a million ! Keep on traveling !!!

Ilana Ilana United States ( Family )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Taka was so much fun and made our experience to Japan unforgettable! ”

My father and I visited Japan for his birthday celebration and his bucket list trip. It was all we had hoped for and more! My father and I are big foodies and love to find hidden gems when we travel. Taka delivered! We saw a lot of historical sites and must see areas of Tokyo, and Taka was very knowledgeable about everything! Our favorite spots were the hidden gems Taka shared with us, including a Wine Vineyard off the beaten path and a Yakitori restaurant my father won't stop talking about! And don't forget the street food :) Taka, thank you for making our experience to Japan unforgettable. 5 stars all the way!

Taka:

You are welcome, Ilana. And thank you very much for your great comment. I hope I can see you again. Please give my best regards to Joe!

Philip Philip United States ( Family )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Tokyo highlights ”

We had a fun and informative half day walking tour with Taka. He showed us the highlights of Tokyo in 5 hours. We really enjoyed our time with him and he also took the time to shows us how to navigate the transportation system. I highly recommend Taka for a tour of Tokyo.

Taka:

Hi Philip, thank you for your nice review. It was my great pleasure helping you enjoy our beautiful city. Please enjoy rest of days in Japan.

Jesse Jesse Ireland ( Couple )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Great experience ”

We had a great time with Taka. He showed us the world of urban wineries in Tokyo, we tasted almost 20 different wines from 3 different wineries and we had a great time together.

Taka:

Hi Jesse. Thank you for giving me a very nice review.. I felt so lucky to have you as my client. Please come back again, next time we drink more wines!

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

“ Professional, courteous tour for family of four ”

Taka showed up early and provided a tour to our family that included two kids aged 6 and 9. He showed us amazing parts of Tokyo and helped us navigate the transportation system. He was very kind and energetic even after a long day of touring great sites. Would highly recommend!

Taka:

Juan, thank you so much for taking your time to give me a wonderful review. I was very happy travelling in Tokyo together. I wish enjoy the rest of your staying in Japan and have a lots of memorable and wonderful memories.

Margaret Margaret United States ( Family )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Enjoy your trip - hire a guide for your first day. ”

Taka was very helpful and accommodating when planning our trip to Tokyo. Our group of four had a short trip to Tokyo and typical of our travel style, we really try to see as much as possible on our first visit anywhere. I planned a lot of stuff for the day and Taka set the itinerary in his proposal. I love to travel and plan my itineraries and figure out the logistics but in planning this trip, I realized how big Tokyo really is. I looked into a half day bus tour but wasn’t thrilled about the limited time at the tour highlights. I looked into booking it and just getting to the meeting place would take about an hour by train. Then I saw an advertisement for Triple Lights and was surprised how reasonable the prices were. For just a few dollars more, we could plan a trip for twice the time, p... read more

Taka:

Thank you for the review, Margaret. I wish your first visit to Japan would be wonderful and memorable and you found many things in Japan and more and more interests in Japan. I’m looking forward to seeing again in the future.

Anita Anita Singapore ( Family with kids )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ A wonderful experience in Tokyo with Taka ”

Taka is very patient, kind and very caring. He makes sure we get to see the sights and that we are well. He gave many tips and ensured our first day in Tokyo was fun and enjoyable. We spent the evening in Puroland which was memorable! He makes hopping on and off subways a d trains very easy! Thank you!

Taka:

Dear Anita, thank you for your great comment. Please enjoy rest of days in Japan!

Wendi Wendi United States ( Couple )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Tokyo Overview Tour ”

Taka was a fantastic guide for two Americans who wanted a whirlwind tour of Tokyo. Taka knew his history of Japan, how to quickly navigate the City, and cover a lot of ground with us. We saw temples, gardens, shrines, the subway system, the shopping districts and ate some great food. He answered our many questions and was a lot of fun to be with for a whole day. We felt we made a new friend and we have invited him to the US anytime he can come! We highly recommend Taka, just tell him in advance what you're looking for and he will tailor a tour just for you.

Taka:

Dear Wendi & Donald, thank you for a wonderful review. I am glad to know that you have enjoyed my tour. Best regards, Taka

Lay Hong Lay Singapore ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Sumo wrestling practise tour ”

A very caring, polite and friendly guild. He is able to answer all our questions and able to give us more knowledge about the sumo wrestling. I would recommend him if you're looking for a gilded tour in Japan.

Taka:

Thank you, Lay! Please enjoy the rest of the stay in Japan. Taka

Ross Ross United States ( Business )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Tokyo in a day ”

Taka was a great tour guide and I enjoyed the experience

Taka:

Dear Ross, Thank you for your review. I am glad to know that you have enjoyed my tour. Best regards, Taka

Kirill Kirill United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Tokyo 1 day tour. ”

Had a great experience. Very professional and friendly. Great English.

Taka:

Hi Kirill! I appreciate your feedback. Please come back to Japan again and spend more time so I can take you and your friend to some precious places that you wouldn’t forget. Thank you!!

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Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Yokohama , Kanagawa

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