Riko was an absolute pleasure to work with leading up to and during our trip. We were a large group of teens and adults which added extra challenges to our travel. Riko planned ahead and secured lunch reservations so that we wouldn't have to waste time waiting for a table for our large group. My husband has a severe shellfish allergy and she made sure that this was understood by the restaurants. The weather was extremely hot and humid during our visit and Riko made sure that we stayed healthy and set a reasonable pace. She customized our itinerary to our interested and was able to work in some very special experiences. I had mentioned to her in email that we were particularly keen on learning about sumo. Since it wasn't tournament season Riko found a training stable that allowed... read more
Dear Debra, Thank you so much for sending such a great review to me! I'm happy to hear you are satisfied with the tours. I think what I did is just normal things for me to make the tours efficient and enjoyable as a guide. As you may know, most of restaurants in Japan are small that cannot accommodate many people at once. So I thought " I should make reservations for lunch place for the group in advance, otherwise....". And also sumo, although to arrange a sumo-practice-watch is getting harder and harder, that is one of my favorite activities. I wanted to share its attraction with you since you were keen to watch sumo. Luckily I got a permission to visit the sumo stable. I think that a trip is special time for everybody. People have worked hard until that time and have looked forward it... read more
During our Tokyo vacation we were with Riko for 3 days. We arranged 3 different concept tours with her and all were very good. Riko has good verbal and written communication. Our group was 9 person ages from 6 to 76 and Riko managed very well all our needs. She did her best to make our Tokyo trip to be unforgettable. Thank you Riko and hope to see you in the future. I recommend Riko to every one who wishes to have a smooth and lovely Tokyo trip.
Dear Bora, Thank you very much for having me as your guide for three days. In addition to that, thank you so much for sending the wonderful comment to me! It has been very hot, so sometimes it was hard to get around in the city especially for a family with children and elderly people. I was impressed with your strong family tie. Pace of each of you varies, but everybody considers others and stays together. It would be great for me to see and tour you all again. I hope to see you again in the future (maybe in a mild season?!). Say hi to everyone! Thank you again,Bora!! Riko
Our family of three only had about 3 full days in Tokyo so we decided to hire Riko to make the most of our short time there. I didn’t want to waste any time worrying about ground transportation or figuring out restaurants. Riko was a savior for us! Not only did she speak perfect English, but she knew the background and history of everything we saw. Prior to our arrival, she and I went back and forth on possibilities - so she had a very detailed (but flexible) plan in place. She taught us how to use the subways/rails, she took us to two great restaurants, and she helped navigate a JR rail pass snafu (my fault but she went out of her way to fix). We are eternally grateful for all her help!!!
Dear Karen, Thank you so much for sending such a wonderful comment for me! I'm just happy if I could help you to make your stay more enjoyable and efficient in Tokyo. You and your family are so nice that I myself enjoyed touring you all very much, especially your daughter's chats. I still remember her cute smile. I hope that the problem of JR pass is solved properly and I have another chance to see you all again someday. I would like to show you other aspects of Japan, maybe the beautiful countryside for next time. Say hi to your gourmet husband and lovely daughter! Thank you again, Karen! Riko
We needed someone to help familiarize us with the confusing and overwhelming rail system in Tokyo. On our first full day in Japan we decided to acquire a tour guide to help us navigate the huge and busy city. Riko promptly met us in our hotel lobby and reviewed our agenda for the day. She was very open to our requests and gave great suggestions or alternatives. She always ensured we were accounted for and adjusted her pace to our pace. She is very knowledgeable about the architecture, history and traditional/modern customs. Through Riko we have gained a greater sense of respect for the culture and place. All accolades aside, on this tour be prepared for A LOT of walking. Break in your new shoes and make sure it's comfortable. If you are travelling during Japan's summer months please bewar... read more
Dear Chelsea, Thank you so much for sending your review to the website! Yes, Japan’s summer is hot and humid. It’s quite hard to walk outdoors for a long time even for the locals in this season. Our tour day was a typical summer day, so you must have been so tired after the tour. I appreciate your patience and also your great suggestion for those planning Japan trip in summer. As you suggested, I personally wouldn’t recommend walking tours in summer here for those who are not used to walking on a daily basis. Your actual voice will help them to consider more suitable travel plan. But as you mentioned there is a certainly benefit of walking tours. I hope you experienced something that cannot do on a bus tour. Although the tour day may not have been a perfect day for a walking tour, it... read more
Riko gave us a 5star gold plated experience.Helpful,flexible,patient and charming,Riko made our first day in Tokyo and Japan,one which we will always remember! Highly recommended .
Dear Mark, Thank you so much for posting your review for me! I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed the tour with. This time may have been too short to see everything about Tokyo. I hope to see the both of you again and show you around someday. Enjoy the rest of your trip! Thank you again,Riko
Riko is obviously a very professional tour guide who keeps her client's safety and wishes as her highest priority of the day. Her warm and caring personality just gives her tours an extra treat for the day. My family used Riko's services as a private guide for a day and she provied a valuable Tokyo experience as well as a good time for our short stay. She certainly would be highly recommended by us. -Neal Werner-
Dear Neal-san, Thank you so much for sending such warm words to me! I myself enjoyed accompanying you all this time. You and your family are sweet and pleased to be with. Particularly, I was impressed with your consideration not only for your family, but also for me. It was a very fun tour for me, but I regretted only one thing on our tour. That is my choice for lunch. You told me that your family loved sushi, so I took you all to a sushi restaurant, but you don't really like raw fish! I though that you also liked sushi, but you actually don't. If I knew it, I would have chosen another restaurant for all of you. Although you didn't show any discontent to me, I felt sorry for you. I appreciate your big heart. This time was a short stay in Japan for you. Japan has more things to see. I hope... read more
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.
Dear Rick, Thank you very much for sending such a wonderful comment for me! I'm grad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Tokyo and the ski resort. As you say, it's not so easy to accommodate all different interests of different generations. But your sons are so nice, they didn't complain at all even they were taken to the places that they were not so interested in (at least to me!?). I appreciate your generosity all. When I received the bag with the post cards at the office of the train station, I was also very happy. Because I could not only give it back to your wife but also prove how honest Japanese people are. It was very nice to meet you all this time. I hope to see you all again some time in the future. Thank you again, Rick!! 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.
Dear Linda, Thank you so much for taking time to post your review on the website for me! It was short time though, I hope you could grasp what the city of Tokyo is like. If you came to like Tokyo, please come back and see more attractions of Tokyo and Japan. Say hi to your husband! Hope to see the both of you again! Riko
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.
Dear AMY, Thank you so much for having me as your guide the other day! I'm glad to hear that you all enjoyed the tour. I also enjoyed showing you around in Tokyo. You were a big group with 8 people including young children. Talking to each of you was fun and I learned many things from you all. The four children are so cute and behave well. I believe that you have disciplined them properly. I hope that you had a enjoyable vacation this time and see you all again in the near future. Say hi to everyone! Thank you again for sending your review, AMY!! Riko
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!!
Dear Diane, Thank you so much for taking your time to post such a wonderful review for me! I am very very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me. I myself had a great time with you and your family. What I was impressed with you is your thoughtfulness and generosity. Once I made a mistake train to the sumo stadium (believe me, I usually don’t make that kind of mistake!). That was a quite big problem because of the schedule of the tournament. But any of your family members complained about my mistake, just smiled and forgave me. I really felt that I was lucky to have such a generous client. It was nice meeting you all this time. One of the greatest things to be a tour guide is that meeting wonderful people from all over the world. The time with you was truly an unforgettable experi... read more
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.
Dear Janet, Thank you very much for taking your time to send the review of the tour! I'm happy to hear that you were satisfied with my tour and service. It was nice meeting you and your family. Your stay in Tokyo was short this time, so I hope you will have another chance to visit Japan and see you again. Thank you again, Janet ! Riko
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 w... read more
Dear Cari and Olivia, Thank you so much for having me as your guide the other day, and in addition to that for sending such a wonderful comment to me! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me. Yes, you told me that you didn't want to decide everything before the tour, rather wished to play it by ear because you were on vacation. It was so much fun for me to show you around Tokyo because you are so friendly and easy going. I hope to see the two of you again some time soon in Tokyo! Thank you again, Cari and Olivia! Riko
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!
Dear Justin, Thank you so much for sending such a great review about the tour. As a tour guide, I couldn’t be happier to know that my guest had wonderful memories for a lifetime on my tour. I also enjoyed myself accompanying you and sharing a lot of things with you on the day. Thank you so much for choosing me as your guide among all of the guides in TripleLights. It was nice meeting you! If you think that your stay is a little too short this time, please come back to Japan again and see, experience more attractions of this country. If I can help you to do that again, that would be wonderful for me. I hope to see you again and show you another aspect of Japan in the near future! Take care on your way back. Thank you again, Justin! Riko
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!
Dear Joe, Thank you very much for your review! It's nice to hear that my information helped you to explore the city on your own after the tour. And also I'm sorry for not being available for another tour. Since I couldn't make it this time, I hope to tour you again in near future. When you have a chance to come back to Japan, please let me know! Riko
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!!
Dear Yick, Thank you very much for sending the wonderful comment for me. It's good to know that you enjoyed the tour with me and got back to your place safely. After I left you in Shibuya, I was wondering if you didn't have any problem on the way back home. I'm relieved to hear that. Since it was a national holiday, everywhere was so busy in the city. I hope I didn't make you too tired by the congestion and long walking. It was nice meeting you all. Hopefully I will have a chance to see you and your lovely family again some time in the future( maybe in a cherry blossom season?). Thank you again, Yick!! Riko
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.
Dear Deborah-san, Thank you so much for sending your review about our trip! I'm glad to know you are satisfied with the tour and my service. I also enjoyed accompanying you and your family very much, because you are so nice and warm family. I'm sure that you are happy to be surrounded by such sweet husband and son. Although Kawagoe is not still known much among foreign tourists, it's a lovely town with distinctive attractions. I appreciate giving me this opportunity to visit there with you. I hope to see you all again in near the future and hopefully have a chance to show you around Nikko in a good season. That would be wonderful! Thank you again, Deborah-san! 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.
Dear Serens, Thank you very much for posting your comment of our tour! It was so much fun for me to chat with the young children. They are soooo cute and very good boy and girl. I was also impressed with your discipline to the children. I understood why they are so nice, that's because of their parents. It was nice meeting you and your beautiful family. I hope to see you all again when the children get a little older. Thank you again,Serens! Riko
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!
Dear Dev, Thank you so much for your great review of our tour! I’m very happy to know that you think the tour was worth doing. I also enjoyed myself showing you around in the city. If you feel that this trip was a little short to see everything about Tokyo, please come back to Tokyo. If I can see you again, that would be wonderful. But the next time you will come to Tokyo, you might not need a guide any more. Because I suppose that you have already learned a lot how to travel in the city (from me?). Anyway, thank you once again for having me as your guide this time. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan! 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
Dear Carole and George, Thank you so much for sending the wonderful review to me! I’m glad to hear that you are satisfied with my service. I also had a great time with the both of you. Carole, you were always smiling during the tour. That made me relief. And George, you are very intelligent and already have a lot of knowledge on our culture. That surprised me very much. I couldn’t be happier to know that you felt more connected to the city by the experience with me. It was nice meeting the both of you. I hope to see you again sometime in the future. Thank you again, Carole and George! Riko
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!
Dear Judy, Thank you so much for taking your time to send the review! I’m glad to hear that I looked easygoing. To tell you the truth, I was a little nerves on the day because of sumo. To arrange sumo training watch is now getting harder and harder. Unlike grand tournament, sumo practice is a very uncertain attraction for guides. We have to make a lot of phone calls to sumo stables and make sure its availability in advance. But even they say they will, sometimes they cancel the practice without notice. We don’t know we can make it or not until we actually get there. That’s why I was a little uneasy until I let you see it. But luckily we could make it. I’m happy to know that you enjoyed the sumo training watch very much. It's my great pleasure to realize clients wishes. Thank you, Judy, I... read more
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.
Dear Sidney, Thank you for having me as your guide for this time, in addition to this, thank you so much for sending such a great review for me! It’s good to know that you enjoyed the tour with me. I don’t think my English is excellent, but I enjoyed sharing many things with you very much. To return your item was necessary for me to do so, because that was my fault and I knew that’s the important item for you. I’m sorry for making it messy. I should have carried it more carefully. Since we couldn’t do Kamakura tour, I hope to have another chance to tour you again some day. Thank you again, Sidney! 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
Dear Petra and Andreas, Thank you very much for sending your review to my website. I'm so glad to know that you were satisfied with the tour. I remember that our tour day was a nice and sunny day. But It's been bad weather for several days in Tokyo. We were lucky to see the city view from the Tokyo Sky Tree on the nice day. If you come to like Japan, please come back again. If I can see the both of you, that would be wonderful !! Thank you again!! Riko
Friendly and knowledgeable. Organized a great tour to see all the top to-do's in Tokyo.
Dear Jean, Thank you so much for giving me such a great review! I enjoyed myself touring you, especially the cat cafe. I hope to see you all again in the near future! Thank you again, Riko
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.
Dear Mark san, Thank you very much for posting your great review on my website. I’m happy to know that you got home safely and were satisfied with my service. It was not so long time thought, it was nice meeting you and your family. I myself enjoyed accompanying you and sharing the time with you all very much. Our tour reminds me of my favorite Japanese saying "一期一会： Ichigo ichie" which can be translated "every encounter is precious as once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I wish you all good health and happiness. Hopefully I will have a chance to see you again someday in the future. Thank you again, Mark! Riko
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!
Dear Victoria, Thank you so much for sending such a wonderful review for me! I'm happy to know that you and your group enjoyed your stay in Tokyo. I assume that you are relieved to end Tokyo trip safely because of your responsibility. I hope that I helped a little bet to reduce your burden during our tour. It was nice meeting you all for this time. I'm sure you and your company will be successful more and more in the near future. I hope to see you all again sometime soon. Thank you again, Victoria! 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.
Dear Ben, Thank you so much for having me as your guide the other day, in addition posting the great review for me. I'm very glad to know that you were satisfied with the tour with me. I knew this trip is a special trip for you, so I just wanted to make the good first day of the trip. You are probably out side of Japan now, the next destination. I hope you and your wife had a good time here and brought a lot of memory home. Say hi to your beautiful wife and cute cat!! Thank you again, Ben! Riko
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
Dear Paul, Thank you very much for sending your kind review to me! I felt honored to be chosen as a guide for your family. Although you say "jaded", they were very polite to me and were enthusiastic for their interests. I'm sure they will achieve their goals in the future!! Riko
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.
Dear Peter, Thank you so much for sending the wonderful review for me! I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour. I also enjoyed accompanying you and your family as you shared with me a lot about your county and culture. To listen to my guests’ wishes in advance and during a tour is just natural thing for me to make the tour more desirable for the guests. Because all my guests give me their precious time, I don’t want to waste it, but want to make it better as much as I can. Thank you again for having me as your guide for this time. I hope that you enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan and see you again sometime in the future! Riko
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.
Dear Nish, Thank you so much for sending your review to the website! I'm happy to know that you and your family enjoyed the day with me. it was nice meeting you all. Since Tokyo has more attractions and neighboring regions as well, I hope to see you again and introduce you other charms of Japan someday in near the future. Thank you again, Nish!! Riko
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!
Dear Marisa, Thank you so much for posting your kind comment! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me. If you came to like Japan, please come back to Tokyo again. If I have a chance to see you again, that would be wonderful ! Riko
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.
Dear Fiona, Thank you very much for your wonderful review! I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me and my information helped you travel on your own after the tour. I myself also enjoyed accompanying you and learned a lot from you about your county and culture. It’s been very hot recently in Japan. Please take care of yourself (in particular dehydration!). I hope that you will enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan and I have a chance to see you all again sometime in the future. Thank you again, Fiona! Riko
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
Dear Steven, Thank you so much for sending such a great review for me! I’m so happy to know you were satisfied with my service. It was nice meeting you and your beautiful family. I still remember our tour often and am healed by the pictures and video of your super cute children. I miss you all. Now I understand your family’s preferences better, what to see, what to buy and eat. I can do more suitable recommendation for your needs when you come back to Tokyo again. If I can see you all again, that would be wonderful. Thank you for everything, Steven. I was very impressed with your kindness not only for your family but also for me. Hope to see you again! Say hi to everyone! 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!
Dear Kim-san, Thank you so much for taking time to send your review on our tour! I’m happy to know you and your nephew enjoyed the tour with me. Yes, it’s sometimes hard to deal with teenagers, in particular when they are not in a good mood. But you were always caring him to make him happy. I’m sure he appreciates all of your efforts and thoughtfulness toward him during the trip. It’s very nice meeting you. I hope to see you again in the near future!! Thank you again, 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.
Dear AHERRERA, Thank you so much for sending your review!! I also enjoyed accompanying you and your family and friends very much. I hope to see you all some time in the future. Thank you again!! Riko
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.
Dear Lavaya, Thank you very much for having me as your guide and also sending your review! I'm grad to know that you enjoyed the tour with me. But the tour may have been a little too short to see many of the Tokyo's attractions. Please come again and see more charms of this city. If I can see you again, that would be great. Thank you once again, I hope you will enjoy your trip ahead! Riko
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 wh... read more
Dear Michele, Thank you very much for posting the wonderful review for me! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour and are satisfied with my service. I myself enjoyed touring you all and sharing many things with you. I hope that your daughter got better now and all family members will enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. Thank you again, Michele. Hope to see all again!! Riko
We enjoyed immensely our tour of Tokyo with Riko designed to keep our 2 teen age boys interested.
Dear Linda, Thank you so much for sending the review for me. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me! Riko
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.
Dear Paul, Thank you very much for having me as your guide the other day. I'm happy to know you enjoyed the tour with me. You probably got used to Tokyo now and can explore the city on your own. But if you have a chance to come back to Tokyo, please let me know. I would like to show you some other hidden sites around. That would be great! Anyway, thank you once again for sending the lovely review for me. Say hello to your son!! Riko
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 i... read more
Dear Angela, Thank you so much for taking time to post such a lovely review on our tour. I'm happy to know you enjoyed the tour with me. I also enjoyed accompanying the three of you very much. Yes, we were very lucky to see some unexpected events such as festival on that day. If you have a chance to come to Japan again, please let me know. if I can see you and show you around again, that would be great!! Thank you again, Angela!! RIKO
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.
Dear Charles, Thank you so much for posting the wonderful review on our tour. I'm glad to know you were satisfied with my service. Since it was raining, I was wondering if you might catch a cold after the tour. It seems that you were all right. it was nice meeting you and your sweet wife. I hope to see the two of you again some time soon. Please take care and I wish you all the best. Thank you again,Charles!! Riko
Riko was amazing and very knowledgeable.
Dear Manuela, Thank you for sending the review for me! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip in Asia!! Riko
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!
Dear Kit, Thank you so much for your lovely comment on our tour. I'm happy to know that you enjoyed the tour with me. It was nice meeting you and your family. I hope to see you all again sometime soon!! Riko
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
Dear Pierre, Thank you so much for sending your wonderful comment to me. I also enjoyed talking with you about so many things on that day. I hope that you will have a chance to come back to Japan and see more attractions with your family. If I could see you again at that time, that would be great! Thank you again, Pierre!! Riko
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.
Dear Penny, Thank you so much for sending your wonderful review for me!! I'm happy to know that you were satisfied with the tour. I myself enjoyed touring you and your friends very much (many jokes too) . I hope to see you again in the near future. Say hello to your lovely friends! Thank you again, Riko
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!!
Dear Tiffany, Thank you so much for having me as your guide the other day and posting your review on the the website. The research tour with you was so much fun to me. (I sometimes forgot that I was on duty. ) I hope to see you and help your research again sometime soon! Sincerely, Riko
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 ... read more
Dear Mark, Thank you so much for sending such a wonderful review to the website. I’m very happy to know that you were satisfied with my service. (I didn’t know that you have been working for a travel agency and have experienced many tour guides before!) What I always do on my tours is that just doing my best for my clients so that they can make the most of limited time and enjoy a tour as best they can. But needless to say, clients’ interests and needs are always different. To cater their various requirements is not always easy. But I love this job and it’s my great joy to make efforts to provide the best tour for each of them. Since you are both very nice and friendly, I enjoyed myself showing you around on that day. It was nice meeting you and your beautiful wife! I hope to see you ag... read more
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 vis... read more
Dear Byron, Thank you so much for having me as your guide the other day, in addition, for sending such a wonderful review about me. I really appreciate it. I also had a great time with you and your family. I'm happy to know that you came to like Tokyo. I showed you some high lights of Tokyo, but there are more attractions in this city. Please come again, and discover other aspects of Tokyo. If I could help you to do that, that would be great! Anyway, it was very nice meeting you and your family. Thank you once again!! 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.
Dear Ms. Annemarie, Thank you very much for taking your time to send the review for me. I'm so happy to know that you enjoyed the tours with me. I also enjoyed touring the three of you for two days. I hope to see you again near future, maybe in cherry blossom season!! Thank you again! Riko
visit of 3 temple in Kamukura and nice experiment of this quite city.
Dear Jean-san, Thank you for sending the review to me!! Riko
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
Dear Cindy , Thank you so much for sending the wonderful review for me. I'm happy to know you enjoyed the tour with me. I also had a great time with the two of you on that day. But it was a little too short to see everything of Tokyo, so please come back to Japan and let me show you other attractions here!! Riko
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 a... read more
Dear Irwan san, Thank you very much for joining my tour the other day and sending the detailed review on it. Yes, unfortunately the weather was very bad on that day. Due to the typhoon, we had to make some changes the original itinerary and tended to choose indoor facilities. Even we avoided some places outdoors, we got wet a lot in a moment by heavy rain. I’m so sorry that I couldn’t reschedule the tour. If the weather has been good, our tour would have been more enjoyable for you. Although we were not blessed with the weather this time, it was very nice to meet you and your family. I really appreciate your patience and generosity. I also hope to see you all again and tour you on a sunny day in the future! Thank you again!! Riko
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.
Dear Aaron, Thank you so much for having me as your guide the other day and sending the lovely review on my tour. Although weather was not perfect for sightseeing with heavy rain, I'm happy to know you enjoyed the tour with me. Tokyo has so much to see and do, so it may have been too short to enjoy fully the city for you. I hope to see you again some time in the future. It would be great for me to tour you again. Thank you again, Aaron!! Riko
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
Dear Pamela, Thank you very much for posting the lovely review on me. I'm happy to know you are satisfied with my service. Since it's very hot here, you may already be tired of this heat. But I hope that you can enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan and find beauty of this country. Thank you again!! Riko
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!
Dear Shari, Thank you so much for sending a lovey comment to me. It's good to know that you enjoyed the tour with me. But I'm so sorry that I couldn't make another half day tour for you. I apologize the inconvenience. (After that I actually kept having high fever for two days!) Since I still regret about that, I hope to have a chance to see you again and continue the rest of the tour some time in the future!! Say hello to your active family!! Riko
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.
Dear Jenny, Thank you very much for posting such a lovely review about me. I’m so happy to know you enjoyed the tour with me. I enjoyed myself touring the city and talking with you and your family. Now you provably can look around Tokyo on your own (without a guide), but if I can see you again that would be great!! If you have chance to come to Japan again, please let me know. I will show you some other places. Anyway, it was very nice meeting you. Say hello to your family! Thank you again!!. Riko
Very professional guide, we're all very happy with her service. If there's chance we will sure to use her again.
Dear Jamie, Thank you very much for sending your review to my webpage. I'm happy to know you were satisfied with my service. I hope to see you again and tour you somewhere else in the near future. Thank you again!! Riko
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.
Dear Teresa, Thank you very much for posting your review on our tour. I'm so happy to receive such a compliment from you. Yes, we walked a lot on that day. You all are very active and good walkers. I was impressed with your physical strength!! I wish you continued good health and hope to see you all again sometime in the future. Thank you again! Riko
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
Dear Marion, Thank you so much for having me as your guide the other day, in addition, sending such a lovely review for me. I’m so happy to know you and your husband enjoyed the tour with me. I myself enjoyed accompanying and talking to you very much. I hope to see you and your husband sometime in the future. And then let’s go to see Mt.Fuji!! Thank you again! Riko
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
Hi Nermin, Thank you so much for sending a review on the tour. I'm so happy to know you enjoyed the tour with me. I was wondering if you and your family were okay after I last emailed you. It seems everything is okay now. It's good to know. Yes, I would love to do that tour sometime soon!! Say hello to your family. Thank you again!! Riko
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.
Dear Rod, Thank you so much for sending such a lovely review on the tour!! I’m so happy to know you enjoyed the day with me. I myself enjoyed touring you and your family very much. My only regret is that I couldn’t take you to Meiji shrine. Time was too short to show you all of the places I wanted to!! I hope to see you again and continue the rest of our tour. Thank you again, Rod!! Riko
Friendly. good English. Excellent guide. The itinerary can be tailored any way you want.
Dear Bruce, Thank you very much for sending a warm comment! I’m so glad to know that you were satisfied with my tour. I hope to see you and your wife again sometime in the future. Enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan!! Riko
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!
Hi Alexander, thank you so much for taking time to send the review on our tour ! After the tour, you looked quite tired because of the jut lag? or long walk? But I'm glad to know you enjoyed the tour with me. The sushi restaurant we went to is my favorite&secret restaurant which I take only special people. I'm also happy to hear you like it. I hope to see you and your family again sometime in the future. Thank you again!! 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 th... read more
Dear?Jackie, Thank you so much for sending such a generous review on our tour. I'm so happy to know you enjoyed our tour in Tokyo. It was very nice meeting you. One of the greatest pleasure of being a guide is that I can encounter many wonderful people like you. That's precious gifts given to me. Thank you so much for having me as your guide for two days. I myself enjoyed being with you and talking to you many things. I wish you good health and hope to see you sometime in the future !! Best wishes, Riko
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!
Dear Lisa, Thank you so much for taking my tour the other day. In addition, you sent such a lovey review on the tour. I really appreciate it. I myself enjoyed touring you and your daughter very much. I hope to see you and your family sometime soon in the future. Thank you again!! Riko
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.
Dear Mr. Conrado, Thank you very much for taking time to write the review on my tour. I'm happy to hear that you are satisfied with the tour with me. We walked a lot and visited quite a few places on that day, but Tokyo has more attractions to see. So I hope you come to Japan again and show you more places including Meiji Shrine (I'm so sorry!!) sometime soon. Thank you again and say hi to your family!! Riko
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.
Happy New Year, ARTURO !! Thank you so much for having me as your guide the other day and sending a comment about me. I was wondering if you got back to your hotel safely after the tour. It’s good to know that everything was okay and you enjoyed the tour with me. I hope to see you and your family again sometime in the future. Thank you again!! Riko
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.
Dear Mr. Donald, Thank you very much for choosing me as a guide for your trip in Tokyo. In addition, I really appreciate that you sent such a lovely review on our tours. It was very nice to see you and your beautiful family. I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. Thank you again!! Riko
We really had a great time touring around Tokyo. Riko is an excellent guide and we've learned so much from her.
Hi Desiree, Thank you so much for sending a lovely review for my tour. I also enjoyed touring you and your family for two days. I hope to see you again sometime in the future!! Riko
Rico, was excellent. I really enjoyed our tour.
Hi Jeffrey, thank you so much for sending your review for me. I hope to see you sometime in the future!!
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.
Hi JAnice, Thank you so much for taking time to send your review on the tour for me. I also enjoyed accompanying all of you on that day. But after the tour, I was wondering if you were so exhausted with the long walk. I hope everybody is fine and enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. I’m looking forward to seeing you again and showing you around Tokyo and other places?in Japan !! Thank you again!! Riko
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 :-)
Hi Steve, Thank you so much for sending such a lovely review on our tour!! I also enjoyed myself the tour with you very much. Yes, the weather was terrible, but you endured heavy rain all day. I appreciate your great patience. I hope to see you again sometime soon, and let's do another tour on a sunny day!! Riko
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.
Dear. Covadonga, Thank you so much for having me as a guide the other day and sending such a warm review. I’m so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed the tour with me. I myself enjoyed accompanying you and talking a lot of things on that day. It was so much fun!! I hope to have a chance to see all of you sometime in the future and tour you again. I would love to take you to other places where you can experience new things. Thank you again! All the best, Riko