We had a great time with Yoshi. We subwayed and walked all over (30k steps) Tokyo. We saw so many things that we never would’ve even known to see or, if we had known, wouldn’t have known how to get to efficiently. We also learned a lot about the history of Tokyo, ate excellent sushi, and left with a plan that worked perfectly for the next day. Thank you, Yoshi!
Jennifer, I also enjoyed very much walking with you :-) It sounds like you made it to the museum, successfully. I am sure you enjoyed the tea! Have a safe trip back home. Come again, Yoshi
Yoshi's tour was one of the finest travel experiences I've ever had. His knowledge and passion for Japanese culture are deep, and his ability to immerse you in the gravity of the places you are visiting is astounding. Yoshi also has an enormous amount of information about Japanese history, religion, and culture and how all three of them have shaped modern-day Japan. Do yourself a favor, and book a tour with him to really learn about Tokyo and Japan as a whole. I now have a much deeper understanding and appreciation of a culture that is radically different from my own. Thanks for a great tour, Yoshi!
Hi, Dylan, I also had a wonderful day with you, showing you around this gigantic city. I appreciated your thoughtful questions and I myself learned much from them. Next time you come to Japan, I can show you deeper world of the city. Thanks again, Yoshi
We really wanted to go to the Studio Ghibli Museum, and since it’s so hard to get tickets, we hoped that Yoshi could. He was successful and spent 30 minutes hitting the button to purchase them! We so appreciated his effort because the museum was incredible. He also took us to different highlights we had chosen, which would have been very hard to do on our own. Since he knew how to get us to these places, we were able to see a lot more in one day. Our half day in Asakusa was rainy and cold. He gave us a tour and history of the area and then took us to some wonderful indoor activities that the kids loved! He also took us to a wonderful place for lunch and sent us off in the futuristic water bus headed for Odaiba. We were so glad he recommended that. It was a really neat experience. I am very... read more
Dear Cher, It was a wonderful day for me too, spending time with your charming family. Although it was a bit chilly day in Asakusa, I am glad that you had a good time there and enjoyed a trip to Odaiba. It is very difficult to purchase tickets for Ghibli Museum, so I appreciated you for having booked so early that I could prepare the tickets for you. Thank you, Yoshi
Yoshi had fulfilled all our expectations. We had a very efficient communication before arrival and a very succesfull implementation of the itenary we had planned together and it has really been a pleasure being together with Yoshi. We can give Yoshi our warmest recommandations.
Thank you for your great comment. I am glad that you had a good time here. Enjoy your rest of the trip. Yoshi
We had a very big list of everything we wanted to see. Yoshi picked us up at our ship. We accomplished everything on our list. He assisted with helping me make difficult purchases. I only wish we had more days to tour with him. He is so very knowledgeable. What a special person he is. Thank you again Yoshi!!
Thank you for your great comments, Maxine. I myself enjoyed a day with you. I was so glad that you could make it today, although your boat had delayed for a day because of the typhoon. Have a nice trip!
Yoshi was an excellent guide and we enjoyed our time with him very much. He tailored our tour to meet our request to visit some lesser known parts of Tokyo. Yoshi's English is very good, he was fun, relaxed and very informative.
Dear Daniel, I really enjoyed the tour with you, showing lesser known parts of Tokyo, not so much the popular tourist spots. The typhoon is coming to hit Tokyo area this weekend. Have a safe and fun trip in Japan! Thank you. Yoshi
Yoshi is extremely knowledgeable about everything in Tokyo and was an amazing tour guide! This was my first time in tokyo and he took the time to explain the subway system and even gave recommendations for the days after our tour. I will recommend him to all of my friends and family!
Dear Marisa, It was such an enjoyable day with you, beautiful sisters. Thank you for your great comments. Enjoy rest of your trip in Japan! Yoshi
I can’t say enough good things about Yoshi. He is a happy, smart, funny, and articulate man. He guided our family of 5 (with kids 5, 8, 11) around Tokyo. He was patient and had great interaction with both the adults and children. Yoshi is very knowledgeable about Japan and Tokyo and conversational about many other topics. Since this was our first day in Japan, he helped us arrange our train transit that will make the rest of the trip go more smoothly. He speaks perfect English. I can’t imagine a better experience.
Thank you for your great comments. I hope you will have a nice trip in Japan. Enjoy! Yoshi
Thank you Yoshi for guiding us through our first day in Tokyo (and Japan)! Yoshi is knowledgeable, energetic, flexible and friendly. He was very patient while we took photos and shopped in Ginza. His English language skills are top notch. I highly recommend him!
Luren, Thank you for yesterday. I also truly enjoyed shopping with you. I hope you had a wonderful dinner and safe trip back to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the trip. Yoshi
Yoshi, promptly met us at hotel and catered the tour to our interests and time. He put a lot of effort in providing us as much things to see as possible in our 4 hr tour. He was very knowledgeable and explained everything to us in detail. Excellent job!
Gene, thank you for a great review. It was a quite beautiful day and I also had an enjoyable day with you. I hope that you found a good place to have dinner. Have a nice trip in Japan. Yoshi
Traveling as a group of 3, this was our first visit to Tokyo. Yoshi provided an outstanding introduction to this amazing city. Yoshi is terrifically knowledgeable with an expansive awareness of history, culture, traditions and comparative Japanese belief systems. He is dynamic, social, amusing, inspiring, flexible and considerate. I can't recommend him highly enough. I hope that, one day, I have the opportunity to return his graciousness and share my world with him.
Thank you for your thoughtful comments. I also learned a lot from you, especially about the Cat cafe :-) I hope you will enjoy the rest of your trip and have a safe trip back home. See you. Yoshi
We had a great day with our guide Yoshi, He met us at our hotel and we went and visited the Meiji shrine , Yoshi explained all the traditions and local customs , he took lots of picture for us . He followed our requested and took us to the place that we wanted to go. We went to Shibuya crossing and people watched and visited various location for our photos. We went to Takeshita St and visited the Candy cotton factory and had really yummy crepes, We also went to Harajuku street and Kiddyland the 5 storey toy shop . Yoshi was a really fun guide to have.
Thank you for your review. I myself had a wonderful day with your family. Without you, I would never have found myself waiting in a cotton candy shop. It was such a fun for me to share some time with your lovely family. Thank you for giving me this opportunity. Yoshi
We had a fabulous time in Tokyo with Yoshi as our guide! He helped us plan a wonderful itinerary based on our interests, and was very patient, caring and accommodating during our short stay in Tokyo. It was a pleasure getting to know Yoshi, and enjoy his pride of his hometown Tokyo!
It was my pleasure to show you around this gigantic city. Thank you for visiting us. I hope your experience gave you some understanding about this mysterious country. I hope you will come back home safely. See again. Yoshi
Friendly, knowledgeable, generous with time and spirit. Highly recommend.
I myself enjoyed guiding you, a lovely couple. Please come back some time in the future again to Japan. Thank you.
Thank you for your great job Yoshi, the travelers had a Elizabeth and Sandra had a great time!
It was my great pleasure to show them this beautiful city. Thank you for coming, and I hope they have returned home safely.
Yoshi is one of the best guides we have ever had. He is very knowledgeable and funny, he is very smart and energetic as well. He possesses the perfect combination of qualities for a guide. Our days with Yoshi were a highlight. He made us feel welcome and we learned so much.
Thank you for your great review, Julie. I myself enjoyed the two days with you. I hope you will have enjoyable days during your trip to Hakone, Takayama, and Kyoto.
We wrote Yoshi in advance explaining our preferences for our first time in Tokyo. He accommodated to our desires and organized two days where he showed us what we were interested in. He was prompt, responsive, flexible, ready to change his itinerary on the spot if the need arose. He was knowledgeable but did not overwhelmed us with facts. On the other hand if we wanted more information he eagerly provided it. He was friendly, easy to relate to while at the same time gave us space to have our own experience of the city. He made our stay in Tokyo extremely pleasant and easy.
It was a wonderful experience for me to share some time with you. I appreciate you have spent your precious anniversary with me in Tokyo and Kamakura. Especiary, we were lucky enough to have a good weather. It was a memorable day for me to experience great cherry blossoms inside of the Imperial Palace. Thank you again, and see you somewhere again.
We only had one full day and a few hours the next morning to see all Yoshi could show us in that time frame. He managed to give us a very thorough tour and lots of knowledge. We were fortunate to be there when the cherry blossoms were in full bloom and Yoshi took us to several popular places where the locals celebrate Sakura. So interesting and very beautiful. We enjoyed getting to know Yoshi as well. The fact that he has spent time living in the U.S. gives him insight into what we as visitors might find most interesting.
It was my pleasure to give you guiding on such a beautiful day. Cherry Blossoms bloomed a bit earlier this year, so that you had come to see them in just a right time. Thank you again for letting me take care of you. Cheers.
We had a wonderful day with Yoshi. Picked up from cruise port and taken to all the places we wanted to see, our itinerary was changed to suit our needs.... Very good English, we didn't have to think or look up timetables all done for us.... and we had a lovely lunch at an authentic Japanese restaurant ...Thanks Yoshi, would highly recommend.
Thank you for your review. I myself enjoyed showing you around. The cruise terminal was new and difficult to approach. I was glad that we have managed the tour very well with your corporation. See you again somewhere in the world.
Yoshi took us to all the major highlights of Tokyo and to specific stores we wanted to visit. His knowledge of Japanese history is incredible. Fun and easy going - perfect for us. A very memorable experience!!
I also enjoyed sharing a day with a beautiful couple like you. Have a fun with the rest of days in Japan! Thank you. Yoshi
Yoshi was a great educator and explained what we were seeing in its historical and cultural context. And we had a lot of fun! We saw the spectacular new Tokyo and the charming old Tokyo. We walked the Imperial Palace gardens and toured the Meiji shrine, the Ueno Park and the Senso-ji Temple. Yoshi guided us through the subways and helped us book the bullet train to Kyoto and he even helped my husband buy a warmer coat in the market! Plus he found great restaurants and entertained us with stories. Yoshi was an amazing ambassador for Japan and we very much enjoyed our time with him. Becky and Carlos, Atlanta, Ga (2/10/19)
Thank you for visiting Japan and giving me an opportunity to introduce our city. I myself very much enjoyed being with you. It was a wonderful night having dinner with you. I am so glad that you could make it to Kyoto and back home. Come back again. Yoshi
Yoshi is knowledgeable, warm and easy to connect. He was able to change direction according to our preferences and open to all kinds of questions. We had a great time. Yoshi showed us Tokyo we couldn't to see without him - friendly Tokyo.
I am glad that you enjoyed Tokyo. The end of the year in Tokyo was a bit crowded, but it was something different. Thank you, Julia! Yoshi
We had a great “Tokyo highlights” tour with Yoshi! We were able to see so many different areas in one day that we never could have organized on our own. Yoshi took us through both historical highlights and modern areas, navigated through multiple modes of transportation (including a relaxing boat ride, trains, and monorail) and gave us a lot of interesting info along the way. His English is exceptional and he went above and beyond to accommodate us, at the end of our tour even dropping us off at our destination. It was clear that he enjoys giving tours and I will definitely recommend his tour to friends and family traveling to Tokyo. Thanks Yoshi!
Thank you for the great review. I myself enjoyed showing my hometown to you. Yoshi
Besides speaking English beautifully, Yoshi spent the day showing us around Tokyo, hitting all the sights we wanted to see and many he choose to share with us. Full of history facts and knowledgeable about all the sites we visited, we highly recommend Yoshi for your personal tour of Tokyo. Thank you for making our time in Tokyo memorable.
I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed the tour. It is always my pleasure to show you my home town, and to explain its history. Thank you for visiting, Jerry. Come back again. Yoshi
Having Yoshi guide us through Ghibli museum made the visit very pleasant to us as many of the descriptions are in Japanese. Special exhibition especially was interesting and we would have not gotten as much out of it without Yoshi translating descriptions. He has great personality and language skills are top. Guidance to the museum and back were at leisurely pace and additional information about local culture given during the tour was insightful. Highly recommend hiring Yoshi!
Thank you, Matti. I actually enjoyed myself with the new exhibition, while translating it for you. I and my wife love Moomin!
Yoshi was terrific. He had a tremendous style and it was fun to have a mature man that knew everything about Tokyo take us everywhere. He knew everything and was quite the expert at the subway and transportation. We really enjoyed his personality and had a lot of fun with him.
Thank you, Stanton. I also enjoyed spending a wonderful day with you. Although it started raining in the afternoon, we could share some serene time. Thanks again.
We had a great day with Yoshi. He was very knowledgeable and a lot of fun. The best thing was that Yoshi was very flexible and tailored the day to what interested us most.
Andrew, I had a wonderful day with you, too. Thank you!
There are 13 million people in Tokyo. I have no idea how many guides there are in that figure, but I DO know, I got the best man for me, to be my guide. I chose him from his video on the TRIPLELIGHTS site. He spoke English perfectly. Sadly, he was only available for one day during my 4 day visit to Tokyo. I told him what I wanted to see in my limited time. Noodles and sushi being the number two things. lol. He put together a tour for me tailored to what I wanted to do. It was perfect. Yoshi met me at my hotel, we sat and discussed what would be our plan due to the rain. Nothing stopped us. We soldiered on. He showed me how to use the train system such that the one other day, when he was not available, I was able to run around town on my own and never a problem. He is good... read more
Thank you, Bryan. I myself enjoyed showing my home town. I am glad to know that you enjoyed everyday Tokyo life, despite a rainy day. There are a lot of interesting places other than touristy spots in Tokyo. Please come back!