More disorganised than expected. The biggest disappointment was spending almost an hour in a queue for Tokyo Sky Tree entry. We had stated in advance that we loathed crowds, yet were taken to the Sky Tree late morning at peak queuing time. In prior email exchanges we had received no guidance that advanced web booking or fast track was available! Unnecessarily sapping and such a waste of time that a more organised guide would have avoided. We were then tired and hungry as much lunch was later than expected. Dragged unplanned after lunch through more crowds at Ueno "Park", no grass in the Park and pethaps 2 out of 1200 cherry trees had blossom and were inundated by hordes of Japanese. On to Tokyo Station, but by then the Tokyo rush hour was starting and yet more crowds. Sorty but when we say... read more
Thank you for letting me know your feelings. I'm so sorry for any inconvenience. In Tokyo especially this time from end of March to mid April it is cherry blossom season and also spring holiday of school children so every tourist spots are very clowded. Our tour yesterday was just starting to crowd it was not usual crowd so I didn't feel what you feel. Also rusn hour starts around 6:00 PM so it was far from that hour. However I should give carefull consideration to you and others who doesn't like crowd. I think I live in Tokyo so luck of feeing of crowd. Actually you booked another tour itinerary which not include Tokyo sky tree so I didn't give you any guidance in prior email. The day before we exchange email at that time you like this itinerary spots. It was no problem for me so I didn'... read more
Atsuko was a joy to tour with. She was very knowledgeable and patient in meeting our needs and making adjustments that suited our mood. She's been doing this a while so understands how to customize based on your interests. When we head back to Japan, I will certainly look for her service once again.
Thank you very much such a wonderful review Maurice! It was fun to be with your happy group. Cherry blossom will bloom soon. Please enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan! Thank you again.
We had a great outing with Atsuko! I emailed her ahead of time about our sightseeing plans and interests, and she designed a custom tour for us that included a Sumida river cruise, Ueno Park, and lunch. She even found some cherry blossoms for us! My kids were excited to have a tour that was centered around their interests in Tokyo. I would definitely recommend Atsuko!
Thank you for your wonderful review Miranda! I was so glad to share a pleasant time with you and your lovely daughters the day before yesterday. We are lucky to see cherry blossoms which called "Daikanzakura" precocious sort of cherry blossom and it was such a nice fine day. I hope you enjoy the rest of your journey in Tokyo! PS, I ordered your book by Amazon, can't wait to read it.
My one day tour with Atsuko filled a long break between flights. Atsuko is very friendly, informative, and professional. She planned the perfect tour and fit in an amazing amount of sights without feeling rushed. I couldn’t have asked for a better day in Tokyo.
Thank you for your wonderful review and kind message Rod! I really appreciate it was so prompt. Thank you for sharing your precious time with me in Tokyo. Please come back to Tokyo Japan with your wife next time. I'm looking forward to meeting you again. Please take care and say hello to your wife.
The positive experience with Atsuko started from the first email I sent to Atsuko through the Triplelights site. Feeling very overwhelmed about the possiblity of taking myself around Toyoko i decided to find a guide. Unfortunately with no referrals i had to choose someone blindly. I immediately liked Atsuko's profile, her eperience in travel and the fact she had been a flight attendant. She was extremely responsive to every email i sent, answering almost immediately (taking into account the time zone difference) and it immediatly put me at ease. I did some googling and presented what I wanted to see and she put together the 3 days. A few things that made it a great experience was -That she provided back comprehensive email responses to any questions i asked before our time tog... read more
Thank you for such a wonderful review Faine! I really appreciate it. It was a great time be with you and I was impressed by your earnestness of preparation. You are very energetic person that made your stay in Tokyo led a full experience. Thank you for sharing your precious time with me. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed the tour. It is a great pleasure to help you. Hope to see you again and please say hello to your family.
Excellent tour guide , not only full of interesting facts but great company too, and she likes tea👍
Thank you very much for your wonderful review Gary! I had a great time with you. I was able to learn many things from conversation with you. Yes I do love English tea! When I lived in London I had many cups of tea a day as same as British people. Please enjoy your stay in Tokyo and hope to see you again.
Had a fun day with lots of walking and very easy to talk to Atsuko!
Thank you for posting the nice and quick review Iris! Yes taking public transportation in Tokyo require a lot of walking and also gardens are huge have to walk quite a distance. I'm so happy to hear that you had a fun day. Plwase enjoy the rest of your stay in Tokyo and say hello to your family.
My group had a wonderful day with Atsuko wandering around Tokyo. We visited Tsukiji Market, Hamarikyu Gardens, Tokyo Station, Omotesando, Harajuku, Meiji Shrine and Shibuya. There is so much to see in Tokyo that it's hard to cover everything in one go, but this was a great overview. Atsuko also guided us to a great ramen place in Tokyo Station that had vegetarian, vegan, and even gluten free options, which was great because some in our group could not eat traditional ramen for various reasons. It was delicious! A few suggestions for future travelers: Skip Omotesando. It does have some nice architecture, but Harajuku is more interesting and by this point in the day you will start to get tired, plus it's going to be a long walk into Meiji Shrine. Save your feet the long walk.
Thank you for taking time to write wonderful review Daniella ! Unfortunatly it was rain on the day of tour it's not comfotable walking in the rain. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed tour and ramen. I'll accommodate the itinerary upon your suggestions to make the tour better one. Thank you again if you have any chance to come to Tokyo please contact me.
We had a custom designed tour with Atsuko. She picked us up at our hotel on time and took us to all the sites we had agreed on. She was very knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed our tour with her. Atsuko took us to some very interesting places and was a pleasure to deal with. Highly recommend.
Thank you very much for wonderful review Suzette! I was so glad to share a plasant time with you. Did you go to Shinjyuku gyoen park ? I hope you enjoyed the garden and cruise where you visited all the places. If you have plan to come back Tokyo please feel free to contact me. I hope to see you again one day!
What can I say except what a fantastic person to show you the sights of Tokyo!! Made us a ease from the moment that we meet at our hotel to the time when Atsuko left us at Shinjuku station. Very knowledgable and informative, helped us with buying out metro card, took us to a traditional Japanese restaurant for lunch and really crammed in a lot into the 6 hour tour, more than we would have done on our own. Would definitely recommend as a guide 100%....
Thank you for wonderful review Matt ! I'm so glad that you enjoyed the tour. It was great time to be with yours. You remaind me London life cause of your british accent like 007 james bond. You enjoyed different food and culture which the purpose of your wife to visit Japan. I hope you had a wonderful time in Tokyo. Thank you again and hope to see you someday.
Atsuko was an excellent guide for us. She was patient and considerate. She was knowledgeable and kind. We would absolutely use her services again.
Thank you for your gerat review Gery ! I was so glad to share a pleasant time with your lovely family. Your children are clever and adorable. I hope to see you again someday!!!
We really enjoyed our day with Atsuko. She was helpful, graceful, kind and, her English was extremely good. We had a lovely day. Thank you.
Thank you very much for your wonderful review! it was a nice sunny day after typhoon hit the city. I was so glad to share a pleasant time with you. You two are such a sweet women thank you for bring me nice gifts from Canada. I really love the place where you live one of the beautiful place in the world. I would like to visit someday again. Thank you.
Atsuko is charming and knows Tokyo as a local. The highlight for me was walking through the former gardens of an imperial palace and seeing modern Tokyo in the background at every direction.
Thank you for nice review! I really enjoyed talking with you and Don. You told me a lot of things which I didn't know. I like your way of travel. I hope I would like to travel with my husband like yours. Thank you again and have a wonderful vacation.
We had a wonderful day with Atsuko. She designed the sites to our desires and we feel so much more confident about using the subway. Atsuko is friendly and fun to tour with👍
Thank you for wonderful review Lauri ! I'm so glad that you enjoyed the tour and to share a pleasant time with you yesterday. I hope you have a great long vacation. You trave all over the world. If it's possible I would love to hear more about your travel story. Please enjoy your trip!!
Atsuko was so generous with her time and patient (We had three kids with us).WE were able to see some of Tokyo's great sights and also entertain the children along the way. Atsuko showed us how to work out the Subway system and helped us understand the different parts of Tokyo. We really enjoyed our day with Atsuko, she was fantastic!
Thank you very much for your wonderful review ! I was so glad to share a pleasant time with your family. Your children are all adorable. When I was walking with your little daughter she was singing a song. It was so cute. Boys are so clever. I hope your family enjoyed travel in Japan and I hope to see you again !
Atsuko was a friendly, organised and knowledgeable guide. She was able to design a tour of Tokyo around our suggestions (Fish Market, Asakusa, Imperial Gardens) that was interesting and very informative . However, the very hot and humid weather conditions on the day conspired to make our itinerary challenging for the overall time we had arranged.
Thank you for taking time to write a good review. I hope your feet is getting well. The weater in Tokyo, this summer is unusually hot ! As most Japan continues to suffer an unprecedented heatwave. Taking public transportation require a lot of walking and each spot to see the sight also have to walk. Under the hot and humid weather it is not comfortable and made you tired. The best time for sightseeing is spring or autumn both weather is nice and mild. I hope you have a wonderful vacation.
Did a short half day tour as part of our first full day in Tokyo. Atsuko was very friendly and organized. The heat/humidity was very difficult to get used to. Strolled the Imperial Gardens and Omotesanso/Harajuku.
Thank you for great review. I was so glad to share a pleasant time with your family. The heat and humidity was unpleasantly hot even me local people. Now typhoon is coming to west area of Japan so I'm worried that you are going to Kyoto. I hope you have a wonderful time in Japan !
I have never met a more caring, warm and professional guide in all my travel around the world, we had a wonderful time in Tokyo. She is a well educated professional guide who gave us a lot of indepth knowledge about the history and culture of the Japanese people. She was so caring as well in terms of looking after are well-being so much so that she even helped us with our shopping as well. I would recommend her to anyone visiting Tokyo and will contact her the next time I happen to visit. Thanks for everything and we sincerely wish her all the best.
Thank you for such a great review Rajiv ! I was so glad to share a pleasant time with you. I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour. I feel you and your colleague are real gentlemen. I really appreciate your kind consideration and taking time to write review. I know you are busy man.I hope to see you again someday. I wish your every success in your business.
Superb guide; highly recommended!
Erika san Thank you for your great review! It was wonderful time to be with Hedlund family. I was so glad to share a pleasant time with them. And thank you for your supportive consideration. You must be great secretary.
Atsuko made our first day in Tokyo an awesome experience, showing us around several key highlights of the city whilst providing background history, how to use the train systems, and other information which has made our following days alot easier! Thank you Atsuko!
Thank you for your wonderful review Ammo! I'm glad that you enjoyed the tour. I had great time with you and your lovely girlfriend. I was inspired from you since you know a lot about Japanese history then I've just started to read books about Bushido and GORIN no syo written by Musashi Miyamoto. If we have a chance to see you again I can tell you more about samurai. Thank you again and have a wonderful time in Japan !
There is no better way to start an initial visit to Tokyo than to spend the day with Atsuko. She was warm, personable, knowledgeable and very organized. My family thoroughly enjoyed the day with her.
Thank you very much for your sweet review! It's my great pleasure to be your guide. You are such a beautiful family. I had a very pleasant day with your family. I was wondering how it was going on your trip to Takayama because of rain. I hope you had a wonderful time in Japan. If you have any plan to back to Tokyo please contact me and hope to see you again!!
Thank you, Atsuko. You were a wonderful guide.
Thank you for your wonderful review! I'm so glad that you enjoyed the tour. It was fun time to be with you and your lovely daughter. I hope you found casual kimono at the airport.
Atsuko is a wonderful tour guide, she is always smiling and extremely helpful. She guided us even before our trip started on what tickets to get and how to get there. It saved us time and money. I would surely book her again on our next trip. Highly recommended.
Thank you for your wonderful review. It was fun time to be with you and your children. They interested in Japan and asked me a lot of questions. They are adorable and have a good appetite! I hope to see you again.
Atsuko arrived on time in our hotel and we went through the whole itinerary, even adjusting it when I wanted to visit a specific store. Atsuko speaks good English, is informative and has a very friendly personality. It was a pleasure spending the day with her and I can certainly recommend her.
Thank you for your great review. I really appreciate it. I'm glad that you enjoyed the tour. It was a wonderful time to be with both of you. I learned a lot of things about difference between Japan and Poland. I like your point of view and way of thinking and we are same generation! I hope to see you again. Please enjoy Kyoto and Nikko.
Atsuko is very charming and friendly. She really loves her job, and that translates into being a great tour guide. My visit to Tokyo was made more enjoyable with Atsuko.
Thank you very much for your great review. It is pleasure to hear that you enjoyed the tour. I had wonderful time with you. I wish you every success in your business. I hope to see you again!
Our first day with Atsuko was fantastic. She guided us thru the Tokyo transportation (taught us so well that we were able to navigate the last 2 days on our own - even tackling Tokyo Station) and took us to some of the different areas of Tokyo. We are looking forward to seeing more with Atsuko tomorrow. We would highly recommend her as a tour guide and she will enhance your trip. Jason, Leane and Kyla
Thank you for your wonderful review. I really appreciate it. I also had a good time with your family. I'm so happy to see you again today. Let's enjoy Tokyo tour! Thank you again. Atsuko
Mrs Atsuko is an excellent guide who is fluent in the english language. I mention that because that is not easy to find in japan. She worked out a plan according to our wishes and showed us everything we wanted. She is a well educated and delightful person which i can highly recomend. Chris and family from Austria
Thank you for your great review! I'm glad that you enjoyed my tour and I appreciate wonderful comment. You are the world traveler and such a nice family and having a good relationship with friend. I hope to see you at 2020 Tokyo Olympic in Japan.
Atsuko was great right from where we met at the train station. She helped me purchase a train card and explained how it was used. She took me to all the sites that I wanted to see including to a maid cafe which was very fun. I think Atsuko had more fun than I did as she laughed at me with my bunny ears! The Hamarikyu Garden was gorgeous and Atsuko explained the plants and the history of the garden which was fascinating. For lunch I wanted to eat something Japanese but also something that I had never eaten before so Atsuko took me to an excellent Japanese restaurant and helped me order food. I don't speak Japanese so Atsuko's translations were awesome. I could never had done this tour by myself without her help. Atsuko also took me to the Tokyo tower, a must see for me, which was i... read more
Good morning Luis, Thank you for great review. It's my pleasure to be your guide. You told me a lot which I didn't know like cooking recipe, about Mexico and culture etc... Otaku culture represent one of cool Japan thing. Thanks to you I had a fun time and wonderful experience. Have you got the cloud and Maginger Z figure which you looking for ? I hope you got them. Thank you again and I hope to see you again. Take care for your ear.
the activities she planned for us gave us a nice taste of Toyko Atsuko was very sweet professional and knowledgable . We really speaking English with her and sharing stories
Thank you for sweet message. I'm glad you enjoyed tour. It was nice talking with you. You gave me many information of Hawaii where I'll visit next month. I have been traveled Hawaii over 30 times but still I didn't know many things as locals like you. I'll definitely try mango which you told me special one. Thank you again and hope to see you again. Atsuko
Atsuko has been all that we could wish for in a Guide for our visit to Tokyo, and more. We gave her our 'Wish List' Itinerary three months before our arrival, and we will achieve all of our aims, which is down to Atsuko's amazing efficiency. She has a wonderful personality, and has a great sense of humor. We could wish for no one better to be our Guide, than this amazing Lady. We anticipate returning to Tokyo again, sometime early 2018 and we shall be booking Atsuko well in advance of our arrival date.
Thank you for your such a wonderful review! I'm glad you like the tour. Also we have still 2days tour left. I will do my best to make your stay in TOKYO memorable one. You are real gentleman you remind me that the feeling when I lived in UK. It's my grearest pleasure to be your guide. Thank you and see you later. Atsuko
It was the first day of our first ever visit to Tokyo. Atsuko put together an itinerary that had us visit the major highlights and gave us a great orientation of the city. She showed us how to use public transit and suggested some wonderful places to visit for the next days when we would be on our own. Her English is excellent and she relates very well to Americans which made our day a lot of fun. She easily conveyed her knowledge of history and culture of Japan. Overall we had a great day and I would strongly suggest Atsuko as a guide and we would use her next time in Tokyo.
Thank you for wonderful review! I had such a fun time with your family. Your family are ideal relationship each other. I wish our family relationship will be like yours and I would like to travel with after their marriage. You knew many things about Japan that I was impressed like Tower record and Tokyo station hotel manager episode. You taught me a lot. I hope to see you again and thank you again. Atsuko
Atsuko was a great and pleasant company with her fine education and professional competence. Without her assistance we would have been unable to carry out the schedule we had worked out.
Sadao-san, Thank you for great review. I am glad you enjoy the tour. How was trip to Ashikaga flower park and Kawagoe? I also enjoyed be with you and your sister you are such a nice people. Please come back to Japan and take syakuhachi music lesson! I hope to see you again.
My wife and I could not have chosen a better and informative guide. Her knowledge of the city and the highlights was fantastic, and getting to know her personally was such pleasant experience. If you are lucky to get her, you will be rewarded with a great personality. That smile of hers equals the beauty of Sakura.
Thank you for wonderful review Michael and Sophia. It's too much for me. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour also I enjoyed taking with you about many kind of topic. It was very interesting and learned another view of thinking. You are world traveler. I hope to see you again. I will keep dancing flamenco. Thank you again.
Atsuko was just a great guide, knowledgeable, extremely helpful and an absolutely charming person to spend two days with as you enjoyed Tokyo
Thank you for your great review. It was so quick you made such a great review,we had just finished the tour. I really appreciate it. I've just thinking about you and Margaret that you are such a nice couple. I want to be like yours which me and my husband relationship. Also you taught me a lot of things. I enjoyed two days with you. Thank you again and I hope see you again.
Great guide! She will take you to some really nice (old Tokyo) places you will probably not find without a local.
Sebastien, Thank you for great review. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour. I hope you do not catch a cold. Because on the cruise the weather was getting chilly and after got off the boat started shower. Could you see Mt.Fuji? I wish you had a wonderful time in Japan. Thank you again.
Atsuko showed us so much in a very short time, it was interesting and fun.
Thank you for a good review and kind e-mail Bruce. I am glad you enjoyed the tour. I am looking forward to seeing you again.
Atsuko spent a lot of time preparing for my custom tour and did a wonderful job. Here English is very strong, and she is truly charming. She took care of every detail and did a superb job. I recommend her to anyone without reservation! Perfection.
Thank you very much for your considerate review Adam. I really appreciate it. I am glad to hear that the tour could help your needs. It was challengeing and great experience for me. I would like to improve my guiding skills more. I wish your success of childrens book Good Night Tokyo!
Mrs. Atsuko is an amazing guide! I really enjoyed the visit of Daiba with Atsuko and the great lunch at the Japanese restaurant that Atsuko arranged for me. The water cruise was also a fun experience since we lucked out to get on board to the coolest ship. I want to thank you again for everything you did during my stay in Tokyo. I will keep on learning Japanese and hope when we meet next time, I can speak more. Best wishes to you and your family.
Thank you very much for kindly review Kevin ! You had visited Japan several times so I tried to show you had never seen sight. So I am glad you enjoyed my tour. I really enjoyed talking with you. You speak such a perfect Japanese pronunciation and excellent knowledge of Japanese language. You are the first person understanding 一期一会. I am looking forward to meeting you again near future.
This day was the highlight of my Tokyo trip. It was my first visit to Japan. Thanks to Atsuko, I got to know Tokyo and the main attractions. She was waiting for me at the hotel reception even before the time. We went to different places and areas using the subway which helped me to understand the subway system in Tokyo. She was very keen to explain the background of all the places we visited. She even did the effort to find a traditional Japanese restaurant with HALAL food. To make long story short, the day tour with Atsuko was very enjoyable and helpful. I recommend anyone- specially first time vistors- to go with Atsuko. That will give you a very good highlight of Tokyo.
Dear Ahmed, Thank you for such a delightful review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed tour. I enjoyed spending time with you as well. It was nice to know different culture and your photoes which you showed me on mobile were very interesting and beautiful scene. I hope to seeing you someday. Thank you.
Atsuko is an awesome guide to have. Very friendly and easy to travel around with. Very knowledgeable. Definitely went above and beyond on showing me everything I needed to know and even what to do to after we departed. I will definitely let her know when I plan to go ban to Japan.
I am flattered at your review Loi ! I am glad that you enjoyed my tour and I also enjoyed being with you. I viewed your ******* and *******,you are still on traveling Asia? There are beautiful photos! I hope you have a wonderful time on your vacation. Please feel free to reach me on SNS. Thank you again. Atsuko
I chose this tour based on the guide's (Atsuko) description the Meiki temple, "a special oasis in the midst of all the big-city hustle and bustle." She was right! I enjoyed the peaceful walk and her description of the area, trees, and history. I was quite jet-lagged, and thankfully she slowed her pace to match mine. The famous gate at Asakusa did not disappoint, but I especially liked browsing the stalls of the surrounding streets with Atsuko. She patiently answered questions about everything from matcha vs. green iced tea to Japanese socks, Tabi and etiquette. Atsuko is a kind and cheerful guide, flexible and fun! I highly recommend her!
Thank you for the grateful review , Kristine! I appriciate your kindness. I am so happy that you enjoy my tour. I was impressed that you read many books related Japanese history and arts. So it was easy to explain as you already knew. I really enjoyed talking with you. I wish to see you again!