Riko led myself my wife and our 2 sons both in there late 20s around Tokyo. She managed to find something for everyone from Samurais to Sumo to Honda robots. We followed our visit to Tokyo with a 8 day guided ski trip. The ski trip guides could no believe how much we saw in Tokyo in 3 days. Looking back on the photos either can I. The most amazing thing happened when my wife left a bag with post cards on a tram ride around the city. We just figured that they were lost, end of story. The next day Riko came to our hotel with them. She called the lost and found. It followed in Japan that the bags with the cards had been turned in. On her own time Riko retrieved them and returned them to us. You can't get any better care than that. Thank you Riko.
We had an excellent day with Riko. She was very flexible and could accommodate all of our requests to see certain sights in Tokyo. Her English was very good and we had great conversations about the locations we visited. We would highly recommend her as a tour guide.
We had a great day walking our way through some of the highlights in Tokyo with our guide Riko. It was a beautiful day and the 8 hours flew by. We were taken to many of the places Riko suggests on her private tour, but she was also able to change some of the destinations to suit our party of 8. She taught us how to buy tickets and navigate our way through the subways which can be quite daunting. She is very knowledgeable and her English is good and I would highly recommend her to others who may want to see Tokyo is a day. Thank you for showing us around Riko we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Okay, so if you have a husband and two adult children traveling with you that all have very different interests, then Riko is the guide for you. Our four day tour was an unforgettable experience! Riko made navigating hectic Tokyo not only a breeze but tons of fun. We were satisfied with points of interest from Imperial gardens and Shinto shrines to cat cafes and coffee shops. The stress free trip and Riko's attention to detail was immaculate including a day trip to Mt. Fuji with a private driver. Riko is not only a fantastic tour guide, but we are honored to call her our friend! Thank you Riko!!
We had a really nice tour with Riko. She was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot we may not have with other tours. Was very accommodating, and wanted to make sure we were able to see what we wanted. Is very responsive to emails and helped us with ideas before we arrived. Highly recommend the tour.
This was without a doubt the best excursion we had planned while in Tokyo for a short trip. Riko was so fun, personable and easy to talk to. She is incredibly knowledgeable about historical and cultural experiences in Japan - and she was so easy going ( we wanted to adventure without a plan or agenda) and she was right there to answer questions and make awesome suggestions and giving us great tips for navigating the city (everything from eating to using the subways). We booked her for our first day in Tokyo and she gave us an awesome tour with highlights that included traditional Japanese customs at shrines as well, basic knowledge to use the rail and subway systems. It was an exceptional experience and we consider her a friend and would highly recommend her and plan to use her again when we visit again! Thank you Riko! Cari and Olivia
I was a solo traveler with a brief stay in Tokyo. I decided on he private tour with public transportation because I wanted to gain familiarity with the trains here. Fortunately, Riko was available on at day and I selected her. Great choice! She met me at my hotel and we discussed the plan for our 8 hour tour. Riko is truly a professional. Her expertise in in the historical and cultural significance of the places we visited was very impressive. She has a wonderful personality, very friendly, and pleasant to be with. I can go on and on about how enjoyable my day tour was but I encourage you to schedule with Riko and discover for yourself and you'll have wonderful memories for a lifetime!
Riko was very knowledgeable and customized a full day tour around the types of sites we were interested in. We learned so much from her about how to get around Tokyo that we were able to find our own way around much better the next day. Next time we'll book her for two days instead of just one!
We had a great day out with Riko, covering city highlights including the Tsukiji market, Sensoji temple and Nakamise street at Asakusa, Harajuku, and Shibuya. Riko was not only knowledgeable, offering interesting facts about the places we visited, but also extremely thoughtful, always making sure we were well taken care of. As this is our first visit to Japan, she also gave us valuable tips about using the subway and rail systems, as well as detailed direction on how we could get back to our apartment from Shibuya station. We would definitely not be able to do and learn as much on our own!!
Ms Riko was very patient and understanding from the moment we started on our plans to the end of the trip. We booked a customised day trip to NIkko initially. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, we needed to change the plans to visit another destination. Ms Riko was gracious and thoughtful and recommended alternative itineraries that suited us better. We chose Kawagoe instead. During the trip, Ms Riko shared her knowledge with enthusiasm and took time to know us better too. We had time to explore the streets and tourist spots in Kawagoe. We were not rushed. We had an awesome day with Ms Riko. Thank you, Ms Riko.
Many thanks to Riko for her excellent service and guidance bring us (Family of 4 include 2 kids) around in Tokyo. Riko has even extended her service by helping us to baby sit our children at time so that we have some free time to rest and enjoy our trip. Thank you Riko for your good service.
I came to Tokyo for a few days from New York. Riko showed me around for my first full day in the city. She did a great job planning an itinerary that gave me a full overview of how the city is laid out and ways to access different neighborhoods. Riko also knew the good local shops and areas for me to see to ensure I saw the full local experience. I would recommend hiring Riko!
Riko was waiting for us when we came to the lobby of our hotel. We first set out for the fish market. She took us through the various buildings and displayed an impressive knowledge of the different fish. At all the temples, shrines and gardens we visited she provided interesting background and historical information. She was well prepared and made every stop more interesting. She cared about our experience. Her English was wonderful. The experience was like having a friend show you their city and using public transportation helped us feel more connected to the city. . She also made sure we knew our way around Tokyo at the end of the day. All in all she is an excellent guide and we would highly recommend her. Carole and George
Our guide Riko was very easy-going and likeable. Touring Tokyo with Riko was an enjoyable experience. She knows the city and transportation system very well and was able to share her knowledge with us. She was able to get us entry into a sumo stable to watch a training session, which was one of the highlights of our trip to Japan. Thank you Riko for a great time in Tokyo!
I had an excellent experience with Riko who speaks excellent English. She was able to customise a tour to my objectives and interests and in particular adjusted the iteniaruly and schedule on the spot as my wishes changed during the tour. She also went above and beyond in providing tips and directions for other days on my trip and returned early the next day unprompted to drop off an item I had left behind. I would highly recommend Riko.
Riko did an excellent job and she is very professional. Her day plan worked perfect and we had enough time to see the pre-planned attractions and didn't loose time by transport. Her explanations are very good and all questions are answered and we learned more about Japan as we thought. always again........... thanks. Petra and Andreas
Friendly and knowledgeable. Organized a great tour to see all the top to-do's in Tokyo.
Riko picked the 4 of us up at our cruise ship and took us from Yokohama through a complicated, but inexpensive public transportation system to the wonderful sights in Kamakura. Her demeanor and insightful guidance provided us with valuable touring time in Kamakura since the cruise ship’s departure necessitated our return by 4:30 pm. In addition to helpful suggestions during shopping Riko also took us to a restaurant where locals eat. The food was excellent. Communication with the guide via emails was easy and effective. Niko’s English is excellent and her sense of humor can be well appreciated.
Riko is SO patient, and so incredibly kind. We are not an easy group to lead - especially in a foreign country. Riko made sure we saw as much of Tokyo as we could in 1.5 days, gave us tons of information, and was happy to go off schedule when someone really wanted to go somewhere/see something else. Communication was fantastic leading up to the tour, and we all left Tokyo satisfied. Thanks so much, Riko!
We spent our first morning of our first day in Tokyo with Riko, and she was an amazing guide to what can be an overwhelming city. She both took us everywhere we wanted and then allowed us to tweak our eight-hour tour on the spot as we figured out what sights we really wanted to see. She was warm, helpful and just great company -- we can't imagine trying to get around Tokyo for the first time without her.
Riko was, in the words of my jaded 15 year old son, "unbelievably awesome." She was able to engage two American teens for an entire day, and the time the two spent with Riko in Akihabara was the highlight of their one week trip to Japan
Riko provided an excellent experience for our first time in Tokyo. She communicated with us ahead of time by email to finalize details. She was very conscientious about asking us what our interests were at the beginning of the tour and went out of her way to meet those needs throughout the day. She provided a great deal of information about Tokyo and each of the sites we visited. We even enjoyed our lunch together and learned so much about the food and customs. It was a truly memorable day. I highly recommend her as a tour guide. You won't be disappointed.
Riko was a fantastic guide for the day, spoke excellent English and organised a diverse and interesting itinerary for our tour of Tokyo. Our family of four thoroughly enjoyed the day and I would not hesitate to recommend Riko to others.
we really enjoyed spending the day with Riko. She was super friendly and knowledgeable. She was flexible and took us to some amazing places! I would recommend using her!
Riko is a very knowledgeable lady with a very friendly demeanor & good sense of humour as well as patience. She ensures that you get to do everything you have asked and offers alternatives if what you want is not available. She explains things in an easy to understand way and ensures that children are included in the tour by involving them. We not only learned about Japanese history and culture but also about what it was like to live in Tokyo (schooling, cars, metro system, shopping etc) and is honest about the "tackier" areas of the city. Riko was that good we were able to make our way across Tokyo ourselves on a different day using the railway as she had explained it so well! I would highly recommend Riko as a tour guide for Tokyo.
Thanks for showing us in-depth detail of tokyo, Riko.. Riko is the best guide you could ever get if you are travelling in Tokyo area.. she speaks good english, always come prepared, and has a deep knowledge of the city.. we were travelling around Tokyo area with 10 people, which i can say that we were pretty demanding, since we travelled with 2 kids (2 y.o & 5 y.o) and 4 seniors.. fortunately we got Riko! She always put your needs first, and my kids even like her very much! Hopefully we can come back to tokyo again in the future and for sure we will meet again... thx Riko
When travelling with a jet-lagged teenager, keeping their interest is difficult. However, Riko did just that throughout her site packed day tour (Tokyo Tower, Owl petting, Akihabara, Shrines, and more)! She has a wealth of historical/local knowledge and quick on tips and tricks to navigating Tokyo and Japan when on your own. Our day with her was one of the best things about Japan, according to my nephew (and me). Thank you,Riko!
Riko was an excellent tour guide and our group of six truly enjoyed the experience. I would highly recommend her as a tour guide.
RIko guided our family of four through several Tokyo highlights. She was extremely knowledgeable and shared so much information not only about the history of the sights we were touring that day, but also about overall life in Tokyo. We really appreciated her pleasant manner and flexibility with getting us to where we needed to be in a timely manner. Her choice of tempura restaurant was also excellent. I highly recommend Riko as a tour guide.
As this was my family's first trip to Japan I decided at the last minute to hire a tour guide to help acclimate us to the city. The house we were renting was off the beaten path and somewhat hard to find. I was concerned how we were going to hook up her. Riki was great from the beginning when she came and picked us up to start our tour. She was extremely knowledgeable about everything you could possibly want to know, showed us how to use the subway and how to get around, was very flexible and amazingly energetic. The tour we took was for eight hours and she had a list of the sights that she thought we would enjoy. From shrines to the fish market to a department store and so so much more. We could have done only her one day tour and I would have felt we had taken in the flavor of what Tokyo is. Yet even with what she had planned when my boys wanted to go shopping in some one of a kind clothing stores she knew where they were and took them around until they went everywhere they wanted to go. We also stopped and spent probably an hour at a festival that was occurring on the street. She was fun and made the trip very enjoyable. At the end of the tour she took us all the way back home! I cannot recommend her highly enough!! Thank you again Riko!
We enjoyed immensely our tour of Tokyo with Riko designed to keep our 2 teen age boys interested.
We (my adult son and I) had a great day tour with Riko. She worked hard to put together an itinerary that matched our interests. We covered a lot of ground in Tokyo, from cherry blossoms to samurai to Izakaya to Manga. Riko was informed, kind, and fun. We learned a lot from Riko, from Shinto shrine customs and mores to the competitive nature of Japanese moms making bento box lunches for their school children to navigating the subway. It was a fun, informative tour. We were well prepared to spend the rest of the week exploring Tokyo on our own.
We had a wonderful time with Riko. She is an awesome guide and spoke excellent English. Our day was busy and we saw many great sights. We happen to be at the temple when they were having a celebration with geisha performers present and at the shrine--they had a children's kabuki show! We were even lucky enough to see 1 cherry blossom tree with a few blooms :) One of the highlights was going to Tsukiji market and tasting/buying the different foods--one of the few places in Tokyo where it's okay to eat while you're walking. Riko was very patient with helping us to navigate the busy subways--she made sure we were able to keep up with her and also gave us ideas on what to do on our own the following day. I would highly recommend her tours and will definitely try to book her again if we're in Tokyo in the future.
Last week we took a wonderful all-day excursion with Riko to Kamakura. Riko promptly met us at our hotel and led us to our train to Kamakura. During the train ride, she provided us information on the area and a historical background. She discussed what we would be visiting. Riko was a wealth of information and very professional. I am grateful for her services as I realized that we wouldn't be able to maneuver the local buses and trains so efficiently. I am especially grateful on how considerate she was and paced to tour to our capabilities. I would highly recommend Riko as a top notch guide.
Rico did a fabulous job of tailoring our tour-- she gave us a flavor of Tokyo old and new, highlights of Japanese history and culture, answered our endless questions, taught us how to use public transportation, and gave us suggestions for the rest of our stay. Invaluable and the perfect introduction to Japan and Tokyo. We hope we get a chance to tour with her again!
I had only one day in Tokyo and I did not know at all what to do or to see! Riko have first understood what type of think I liked and then she plan accordingly at the last minute an amazing day! Thanks again for her happiness and welcome, she speaks a very good English and know Tokyo. I highly recommend her. Pierre
Riko was a charming, informative and diligent guide. She managed to fit in a lot of sights but also gave us lots of insights and answered our many questions. She also tailored our tour to include some of our requests and found us a delightful restaurant for lunch. We all thought Riko was terrific and will recommend her to friends visiting Tokyo.
Riko was very helpful on my one day research tour. She did the scheduling perfectly and was open to my last minute changes well. Will sure look her up on my next trip to Japan!!
Riko is spectacular. I've been working for a large online travel agency in the world and have taken many organized tours and had many tour guides. Riko was one of the best I've come across. She meant us on-time at the lobby of the hotel. She took us to the designated site seeing locations quickly and efficiently. She taught us how to navigate the subway system in Tokyo. As the tour went, she explained all the details of Japanese culture all the way down to the identifying local fruit and products uniquely Japanese. She took us to a great restaurant for lunch where the locals eat. She took us to all the designated sites in the itinerary on-time with plenty of time to do what we want on each. She mentioned that the tour was flexible given it is private but the way it was laid out was perfect in my opinion. Finally, she led us all the way back a block from our hotel so we can have dinner before ending the tour. Interestingly, while on tour, a couple (a complete stranger but fellow tourist from Canada) who was at the Tsukiji fish market the same time as us (this couple booked a tour bus group) asked me if Riko was a relative or friend because she overheard her explaining all the intricate details of the market (including explaining all the unique Japanese items we saw) and I told this couple that she's a private guide. This fellow traveler told me she would have gladly paid Riko for a private tour than being stuck in a bus tour with dozens of other tourist with hardly any personal service like what Riko provided us. I wholeheartedly agree. This is the way to go. I argue that if you were a couple like us, I would gladly do this private tour guide way over and over again. Riko spoke perfect English and her insights into the city and culture made our first trip to Tokyo just perfect. I do plan to Tokyo again next year and hope to call on Riko again to take me to another part of Tokyo.
Riko is a lovely Japanese woman who is very easy to understand, relaxed and knows about Japan in great detail. On our personal tour (Riko's Best Spots of Tokyo (8h)), Riko was super flexible and would change the day's agenda based on what we were interested in seeing. She provided great tips on how to survive in Japan; such as how to buy train tickets and the difference between the red and blue labels at vending machines. Her knowledge on the history of Japan is excellent and she shared it with us like a good story. She is also very contemporary, knowing about how the Japanese people and culture exists today; and she also shared this with us as part of the tour (I personally really liked Akihabara and the otaku culture there). Tokyo is a great city and I very much look forward to visiting again. Thanks Riko!
There were 3 friends travelling together and Riko found ways to reach out to each of us and our interests individually. It was an exceptional day and I think we mastered the underground system in Tokyo. We had an exceptional time touring the grounds of the Imperial Palace among other beautiful sites.
visit of 3 temple in Kamukura and nice experiment of this quite city.
We instantly took a liking to Riko the moment we met. She met us early and off we went. Touring Tokyo by train and subway was a new experience for us and it gave us a glimpse into life in this busy city. We saw all the major sites and got to tailor the tour for our interests. There is quite a bit of walking and stairs on the route; we're in our 60's and pretty fit so we had no problems with the pace. Riko's English is excellent and she described lots of interesting events and items along the way. An excellent day. Martin and Cindy Siegen Mexico
The day we had the Tokyo tour with Riko was unfortunately during a taifun event with heavy rains and win. We decided to go ahead with the tour since did not have time to reschedule for another day, although we had to alter the tour itinerary somewhat because of the bad weather. Riko did a very good job in adjusting and accommodating the plan according to our situation, and patiently addressed all of our questions about the places we visited or Japanese culture in general. She took us to one of the best sushi place we ever had at the Fish Market, and also helped activate our JR Passes for our Shinkansen trip to Kyoto. Riko spoke fluent and clear English which made things a lot easier for us. Overall we got the most out of what was otherwise a terrible stormy day. We will look Riko up again the next time we come back to Tokyo which will hopefully be under a much better weather condition. Irwan. Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Riko was a fantastic guide for a first time traveler to Tokyo. He English was great and she was a delight to converse with. He knowledge and insight into Tokyo and Japanese history and culture made the day go well beyond a simple sight-see excursion. I cannot recommend her services enough: Well worth every Yen.
Riko was excellent. She was very knowledgeable and helpful as well as accomodating. She showed us just about all of the key places in Tokyo that we could never have seen in the time span we did on our own without her. I highly recommend Riko and would not hesitate to use her again. Pam G. In Chicago
Riko was friendly, knowledgeable, professional, and adaptive. She is generous with her ideas and her time. My family and I enjoyed seeing Tokyo with her. Thank you!
We had a great day with Riko as our guide. She speaks good English and is professional and very knowledgeable. The tour was well planned and she was very accommodating and allowed us to move at our own pace. She also helped us with subway directions so that we could get around on our own for the rest of our stay in Tokyo. We highly recommend her.
Very professional guide, we're all very happy with her service. If there's chance we will sure to use her again.
We were able to customize our itinerary on the fly depending on time. Even after purchasing train day pass we walked over 10 miles, we wanted a walking tour. Riko was a great guide, so much facts. Her English is superb, best of all the tour guides during our stay in Japan. Definitely recommend her.
Hello my name is Marion and I had booked Roci through triple lights,and we had a wonderfull experienece with her.She is understanding, caring and very acknowledged about anything youneed to know, andhas a great plus speaks very well english.If id wouldn't have been for her we could have never done or see what we saw in tokyio. Thank you Rico
We hade a amazing time together with Riko, she was a excellent guide, Riko went to great leangths to insure that we hade a great time. She took regard to all of our needs and we hade a blast with her. Next time we are in tokyo, i hope we can go to that tour that we missed. Thank you for a great time
Riko was terrific. She was very thoughtful and flexible. She listened carefully to our interests and input and adjusted our day accordingly. She communicated effectively and had excellent language skills. We thoroughly enjoyed our time together.
Friendly. good English. Excellent guide. The itinerary can be tailored any way you want.
Riko was an excellent tour guide who led us on a fantastic adventure throughout Tokyo. For many of us, her tour was actually the highlight of the trip with the many memorable experiences all in a single day. She allowed us to customize the places we wanted to see and we kept a good pace in order to ensure visiting all the locales. She greatly assisted us in familiarizing ourselves with the subway system, as well as provided us with information on places we could see on our own later (as well as instructions on how to return to shopping areas we had already visited). Her sushi restaurant selection was also fantastic with the food being fresh and delicious. I highly recommend taking her tour should you ever decide to visit Tokyo. Thank you Riko!
Riko was a fantastic guide serving as both a private tour guide for a day in Tokyo and also for 4 of us doing Riko's Best of Tokyo tour on separate days. Riko was knowledgeable, considerate of my comfort and stamina and great about corresponding with me via email prior to my arrival in Japan to develop an itinerary for my private tour in order to include all of the sites I most wanted to see given time and distance between places so it was a manageable day's outing. I can not praise Riko enough for the fantastic guiding services she provided for enjoyment doing it all with efficiency and economy. She is professional, arrived a head of time and was waiting in my hotel lobby and showed me a fantastic very local, authentic restaurant with unbelievable views of the vastness of Tokyo and the meal was so reasonable thus avoiding spending a King's ransom for the guidebooks suggestion of very expensive dining choices with a view. It was both her consideration for my budget and her ability to suggest experiences and places I hadn't even considered seeing based on our pre-trip exchange of emails. Anyone using Riko as a guide will be in for an incredible experience in Japan.
Riko was an excellent tour guide. My daughter and I learned so much more about the sites of Tokyo and about Japanese culture and customs than we could have touring on our own. Her one day tour of Tokyo is a speedy, but it gave us a good overview of multiple areas of the city in just eight hours. Thanks, Riko, for a great tour!
The tour was well organized covering in one day (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM) most attractions in Tokyo. She is a very nice and knowledgeable lady with fluent English. It is a walking tour traveling through the subway at your on pace, there is no rush but the faster you go the more you will see of Tokyo. She lets you stop for souvenir shopping and is always available to answer questions and take photos of the group. She will take you to lunch at a typical restaurant of your choosing. Great way to see Tokyo in a single day. Wear confortable shoes.
It is impressive to see how involved we got with Tokyo best sites and its culture in one day tour, Riko is a very professional and dynamic guide that is always looking to be adapted to your own needs as a client. We hardly recommend Riko, she is the best.
Riko was an outstanding guide for our family group of seven. The two days we spent with her in Tokyo and Kamakura were fun and educational, and we found Riko to be totally flexible for our diverse age group. She was awesome and I highly recommend her.
We really had a great time touring around Tokyo. Riko is an excellent guide and we've learned so much from her.
We enjoyed our time with Riko. She was was extremely patient & helpful and very knowledgeable on the sites we were booked to see. She was always checking to see if we were doing ok or if we were getting too tired. This is the first time I booked a private tour and it won't be the last.
Riko was a pleasure to do my tour with although it was down pouring almost the entire day. She's very professional and was has a wealth of information with regards to Tokyo. To those interested not just in seeing the attractions of Tokyo but also learning about them in depth (history included), she's a terrific choice. Riko was very considerate of my interests and also flexible with the schedule. Book a tour with Riko and you're no doubt guaranteed a fantastic time. Thanks again for the fantastic and memorable day in Tokyo, Noriko :-)
We did Tokyo High spots tour with Rikko and where surprised how many attractions we could see, even though it was Holiday and streets were crowded, we spent all time with interesting explanations and went to have lunch to a funny tecno sushi, my kids of 13 and 8 years old were astonished, sometimes tours with kids can be difficult to handle but we were completely delighted with routes and sites. I definitive recommend Rikko, she is very profesional.