Toshi worked hard on my itinerary and was adaptable to last minute changes which was wonderful Unfortunately I met a couple on our cruise which ended in Tokyo who wanted to join us touring Tokyo. It was my mistake to allow this. Toshi did his best to accommodate them. They offered me no money to pay Toshi. They turned out to be an annoyance. Once they left we all relaxed and had a wonderful time. Toshi did his best to accommodate them even though they were NOT his responsibility. I will definitely recommend Toshi to any friends traveling to Tokyo
Marylin Thank you very much for your comments. It was, as you say, very difficult for both of us to accommodate people who had different spectrum of values and set of morals. But these things happen in our life. At least we managed have a good time after they left us. That was a bright side, wasn't ? If you were happy, I am happy. (PS) Let's forget about that couple. We probably will not see them and they probably will not send any messages. They are gone!
Very nice person, very knowledgeable, very interesting. The entire day was just a wonderful experience.
Joseph and Anne Thank you very much for nice review and overwhelming gift at the end. I enjoyed very much your company and I hope our road will cross some time in the future. Hope you survive the Typhoon...
My husband and I had a lovely day with Toshi touring around Tokyo. We had been to Tokyo once before and Toshi took notes on where we had been and brought us to all new places. From shrines to temples, gardens and museums, it was a great day. At the end of the day, Toshi introduced us to and joined us at the most authentic Japanese restaurant in an old house - no signage or anything.. never would have found it without him. It was fabulous!! Apart from just being a tour guide, Toshi is very insightful and knowledgeable about a huge variety of different topics. Very easy and enjoyable to talk to! Thanks Toshi!! We hope to be back!
It was indeed a fun day for me too. Thanks for being a good client for me too. When you come back again, please let me know a little in advance. I will prepare an even better course for you including some toward some neighboring cities like Nikko and Kamakura. Hope to see you soon.
We have one day with Toshi He is plenty of knowledge, timely, to the point. We been able to cover all the points of interest and more. Will recommend without reservations
Leo Thank you very much for your nice comments. I enjoyed every piece of conversation with you. Please come back to purchase Japanese Sward which you showed interests whenever you can.
We had a wonderful time!! The restaurant and dinner arranged by Toshi was the best we had during our trip. When we go again we will for sure make arrangements with Toshi and this time for more restaurants as well as other tours
Felix Thank you very much for your nice comments. I myself enjoyed conversation with you and your wife. I would be happy if you come back again to Japan and if I can take you to other fine gourmet restaurants in Tokyo, as there are many. Your stay this time was a very short one. Japan offers a lot more to see and enjoy. Hope to see you again.
Hemos pasado un excelente día con Toshi, nos llevó a conocecer los lugares mencionados en el título. Además nos ayudo con la compra de tickets de tren y metro. Ha sido puntual, cordial y respetuoso. La comida deliciosa. Nos ha encantado Tokyo y nuestro guía Toshi.
Nuestra experiencia con Toshi fue simplemente excelente! Toshi es amable, organizado, dispuesto a hacer el cambio que fuera necesario según las condiciones meteorológicas, del tiempo que se disponía etc. Nos llevó a sitios donde pudimos probar deliciosos platos japoneses y donde no era muy costoso comer. En pocas palabras: Toshi hizo que pudiéramos disfrutar de dos días en Tokio inolvidables!
Lucia, Gracias por sus amables palabras. Yo mismo disfrute la conversación con su grupo. Que tenga buen viaje a Colombia. Y que regresen de nuevo a Japón. Hay mucho más lugares que puedan disfrutar!
We booked our tour with Toshi to go Mount Fuji. We wanted to go up the Ropeway , on a cruise and up to 5th Station and to see the flowers. Toshi created us an amazing schedule but said that we probably could not do everything. Toshi then went to Mount Fuji to check it out,when he was there he found it crazy busy with people waiting over an hour to go up the Ropeway and on the cruise and to line up to buy food etc. Toshi advised us that this would be a bad experience for us and recommend that we hire a car and driver so we could get to attractions quicker with out having to line up for rides etc. This was a stroke of genius , we left early and did not have to wait at all at the Ropeway or for the cruise we , also went to a lookout , 4th Station as 5th Station was closed. As time was going w... read more
Cassie Thank you very much for your overwhelming comments. It was a delight to guide you and your family. Checking the places is what I do always without fail. It is a duty and I have never missed for over 40 years of my career. Well, I think Heaven helped me today because I tried to help myself, indeed. Come back again! or tell all your friends that Japan offers a lot of things!
Toshi is extremely knowledgeable, and went above and beyond to ensure our private tour was optimized to our preferences (walking speed, number of attractions, time spent at each attraction, number of food stops, etc.). He knows Tokyo like the back of his hand, and had a great ability to help narrow down the hundreds of food stands we passed to the truly good ones (which definitely requires local knowledge, as the most crowded food stands are not necessarily the best ones). Toshi is very easy to talk to, has a positive attitude, and has interesting stories and background to share.
Ivana Thank you very much for your nice review. I enjoyed taking around you guys too even though it was just a half day. Please come back again as Tokyo offers a lot more to see. Next time, you would enjoy the popular spots close to Tokyo like Hakone, Fuji, Kamakura, Nikko and so on. Lock-in forward to see you guys again!!
Toshi is a very kind man,patient and knowledgeable about Tokyo. We spent a day with him and our two children (ages 6 and 10) and he was delightful. He never made us feel rushed and was flexible in making changes to our intinerary to accommodate our wishes.
Thank you very much for a good review. I enjoyed also! Please enjoy the rest of your itinerary.
Toshi was well prepared with an itinerary and was resourceful with the trains and short amount of time we had. I trusted him to choose the sights and lunch and he did not disappoint! As a solo female traveler, I felt comfortable and enjoyed my tour completely. I was impressed and can't wait to return! Thanks Toshi!
Alisha, I had a wonderful time also. I enjoyed conversations with you, too. It was an unseasonably cold day, but you put up very well. Please comeback in more comfortable season! Japan has many attractive places to offer. See you again!
Toshi was wonderful, from the planning to the execution he was very on top of it with great input and suggestions. We very much enjoyed his company and insights and would highly recommend his services.
Fotis, Thank you very much for your comment. I felt so lucky to have you as my client. Someday in the future, I would like to savor wonderful food and wine at your restaurant in Maui, Hawaii. Say hello to Karen! Come back again! Mahalo!
Our evening with Toshi was very pleasurable. He was gracious and conversational. We visited two restaurants that were quite different and definitely local in nature. Toshi accommodated our dietary restrictions and adversity to cigarette smoke. We ate a variety of foods and drank 2 kinds of sake and a Pinot from South Africa. We would definitely recommend Toshi to anyone looking for a special night out in Tokyo.
Jeffrey and Anna Thank you very much for your comments. It was my pleasure to accompany you and enjoy food and drinks talking about a lot of things... Please come back again as your stay in Tokyo was very short and not only Tokyo but the neighborhood cities offer a lot of things to see, experience and eat/drink. Thank you again for choosing me as your guide.
TOSHI was punctual polite and absolute delight to spend time with -he guided our day to include many highlights but was also very flexible and patient with us looking around. He was very knowledgeable about all aspects of Japanese culture including wine food and saki. His English is perfect so no language barrier -a lovely gentleman who was very organised to show us many sites in one short day -we can fully recommend Toshi
Wow!! Thank you very much for the nice comments. Comeback again!!
English and Spanish speaking. Absolutely professional, very proactive. Thank you Toshi
Toshi provided us with a wonderful evening outing in Tokyo. He picked us up at our hotel with a smile and it just got better. He selected a great izikaya restaurant for dinner. He taught us much about Japan cuisine, what drinks go best with each course and made the experience special. We shared excellent conversation about our lives and we gained a new understanding about Japanese culture. We toured more after dinner and stopped for a lovely dessert and tea. And then he dropped us off at our hotel. Wonderful.
Audrey Thank YOU for being a nice client for me! It was a wonderful experience for me too! Please come back again! Japan has a lot more to offer. If your son ever happens to visit here during his trip around the world, tel him to contact me!
Wao! Excelente el servicio ofrecido por Toshi. Empezando con su puntualidad y excelente pronunciación en español. Cumplió con el itinerario según establecido. Fue flexible al ofrecernos alternativas en nuestro recorrido. Disfrutamos mucho con él y su dominio de sobre historia y descripción de los lugares visitados. Queremos volver gracias a la gran experiencia!! Gracias Toshi!!!!!!
Un millón de Gracias po ser tan maravilloso cliente para mi! El año 2019 va a ser el mejor año!!!!! Que regresen de nuevo pronto!
We set Toshi a difficult task by asking him to find restaurants for a family on Christmas Day rather than bar hopping. No problems, we were taken to a restaurant nice and close. Interesting conversation and incites into Japan. Great tips for seeing Shibuya scramble crossing and ramen restaurant the next day too - thank you
Excellent plan preparation in advance of tour, asking for our preferences and suggesting practical options as needed. Also touched base at our hotel the night before, in case we needed to update anything. Tour to various locations was almost all by the extensive Tokyo subway system, which Toshi explained to us with a detailed system map. This is very useful, as - except for station names - many of the details are only in Japanese. Toshi also helped us with arrangements with our Japan Rail pass reservations for Kyoto and Nara next week. Finally, in addition to his friendly and helpful personality, Toshi could explain everything in English and Spanish, as both my wife and I grew up speaking Spanish. At the same time, he helped explain subtleties of the Japanese culture and local cust... read more
Ervin and Mina Thank you for an excellent comment. I really appreciate it but more than that, I really enjoyed guiding you guys. It was FUN. Thank you for your comments on my English and Spanish also. I wish we can see you again soon. Que continuen buen viaje y disfruten Japon!
After agreeing on our personalized itinerary by email, Toshi met us at our hotel and showed us Tokyo in 6 hours!! We walked and took the subway to see everything we planned. Toshi speaks excellent English and answered all of our many questions. He took us to places we'd never have been able to find ourselves including a rooftop view of the Scramble, and delicious noodle soup. We only had one day in Tokyo and Toshi helped us make the most of it! Thank you, Toshi.
Joe Thank you for your nice comment. Please come back again, 6 hours was just too short to let you experience Tokyo. Obviously, Japan has much more to offer. I will be waiting for you to come back. And good luck for your endeavor for B+. I wish I were a rich enough person to support your Foundation. I really do!
Un grupo de 6 amigos, 2 americanas y 4 mexicanos, pasamos un día con Toshi como nuestro guía, a fin de conocer Kamakura. El plan aprobado fue cumplido desde las 9:00 hrs hasta las 6:00 pm. Nuestra visita fue muy satisfactoria, llenándose las expectativas, por lo que lo recomendamos ampliamente.
Don Cecilio. Muchas gracias por su calificación! Que siga buen viaje!
Tuvimos un increíble día con Toshi, nos enseño mucho acerca de cultura y forma de vida de esta increíble ciudad, estamos muy contentos y agradecidos. We had an amazing day with Toshi, he showed us about the culture and lifestyle of this incredible city.
Luis, Gracias por su buen comentario. Que regrese otra vez a Japón con sus niños en futuro Mientras, disfruten Japón. Muchas felicidades!!!
Somos una familia de Barcelona (España). Una experiencia muy muy recomendable con el guia Toshihiko, un gran profesional. Muy bien aprovechado el día, nos ha gustado todo pero especialmente destacamos el ronqueo del atún en el mercado Tsukiji, ver ceremonia tradicional en un templo budista y probar alimentos típicos de Japón (buenísimo el dulce típico pan de melón y la tortilla dulce). Muchas gracias por esta experiencia y por enseñarnos un poquito de la cultura de tu país.
Gracias a USTEDES Fue un gran día para mi tambien. Seguramente, cuando voy a Barcelona próxima vez, voy a contactar. Que continúen viaje con mucha diversión y suerte!! Gracias!!!
El señor Toshi fue muy servicial. Y pudimos ver los puntos que teníamos planeadod
Toshi enabled me to make efficient use of my 48 available hours in Tokyo. I could not have navigated the sites, subway or fabulous food & wine destinations I experienced without him. Toshi was a delight to spend time with and I will be recommending him to all our friends in Melbourne, Australia who will be visiting Tokyo.
It was a delight to guide you around Tokyo. I enjoyed it very much too. Please come back again with your family. Japan always welcomes you!! I welcome your friends also!
Toshi was very profesional and intersting to be with. He was able to adjust his interary on short notice to areas and places that I had not yet seen. I enjoyed every minute and time just flew. He was able to highlight to me local customs, food and traditions and how to navigate the city. At 22 years old I am now keen to return to Japan again soon.Thank you.
Thank YOU di a good review. it was I who enjoyed tour. P Please come back again anytime!!!-
Hemos disfrutado mucho el día que hemos pasado con Toshi, un guia muy profesional y agradable. Fueron varias horas recorriendo la ciudad. Su español es perfecto así como su inglés. Toshi custom made el tour a nuestro gusto y medida ya que nos llevó exactamente por lugares que queríamos conocer. Recomendamos mucho este tour y especialmente a Toshi como su guia! Gracias Toshi !
Hector Fue un dia mas agradable para mi tambien. He disfrutado mucho el recorrido con ustedes. Gracias por su comentario muy amable. Ojala que regresen al Japon otra vez. Japon tiene muchos lugares que les gustan por cierto.
Nuestra experiencia con Toshi en nuestro primer día en Tokio ha sido maravillosa. Fue un enorme placer tenerlo como guía. Puntual, amable, muy culto, organizado, con un castellano perfecto(a pesar de que el se disculpaba constantemente por su pronunciación) y siempre dispuesto a hacer nuestra estancia especial, explicando todo sobre su país, su cultura y muy dispuesto a aprovechar cada momento del día para enseñarnos cosas nuevas y darnos algunos tips para aprovechar nuestra estancia en Tokio y alrededores. Nos llevo al mercado Tsukiji donde tuvimos la suerte de que el mercado estaba poco concurrido(viernes 9am aprox.) , esto nos permitio pasear tranquilos y Toshi nos presento a un amigo que trabaja en un puesto, en donde se tomo el tiempo de explicarnos que el atún se separa en diferentes... read more
Dios Mío!! Que comentarios tan perfecto y amable de ustedes!! Tuve un día agradable con ustedes y debo agradecer por ser cliente maravilloso. Que vuelva a Japón de nuevo!!!!
Toshihiko was a great guide, he toured us through shrines and temples of Tokyo. As well, we saw the Edo castle grounds and ended back in our neighborhood for a great meal. I highly recommend him, very knowledgeable in history and great conversationalist. We are from Texas, but speak Spanish and he had a great vocabulary in both languages. Thanks Toshi
Gracias Rosa por su comentario. Tuve muy buen tiempo con ustedes también. Thank you for a good comments. I had a good time also with you all.
27 de Mzo 2018. Con Toshi hemos recorrido 14 kms, conocimos lugares emblemáticos como la estación de Tokio, el Palacio imperial, sus jardines y la florescencia esplendolosa de los cerezos, Senjoi Temple, Sibuya, Nezu Museo. Maravilloso guia, amable, receptivo, caballeroso y sobre todo, muy profesional. Sus conocimientos son muy sólidos. El español de Toshi es perfecto. Toshi, nos Llevamos un grato recuerdo de nuestro encuentro y visita a la ciudad. Abrazos Augusto y Martha Colombia
Muy amables son!!! Tuve también un día de guia maravilloso para mi gracias a ustedes!!
Hi Toshi! Thank you very much for the wonderful food experience. We loved the choises you made for all the different delicious dishes. We never would have chosen ourselves. We wanted atmoshere, good food and an spectacular view and we got it. Even the spontaneous idea from Toshi to visit the illuminated cherryblossoms by night around the Imperial Palace was amazing.Finally the visit in a Bar sitting in in a box without andy shoes on with a cold beer and traditional snackes felt very japanese. Toshi, we hope to see you on Bribie Island one day for an european style revanche. Keep up the good work!!! Kind regards from Marjan, Rob and Gabi 😘
Rob , Gabriel and Marjan I had a very memorable and fun evening with you all. It was such a special occasion for me also. You all are wonderful. Thank you for the invitation to your house in Bribie Island in Australia. I will make sure I will take some extra days to visit your place next time I go to Australia.
Toshihiko was a pleasure to spend an evening with in Tokyo exploring Sake and food. From the very start he communicated through email asking about our food preferences and any allergies we may have. He made dinner reservations at a wonderful place we would never of found on our own. His English was perfect and we were able to understand everything clearly. He took great care of us traveling through the city and ordering all of our meal. It was a new experience tasting sake and we were surprised how good it was. I highly recommend Toshi to visitors. You will not be disappointed. It was like dining with an old friend.
Connie I enjoyed also meeting with you and Marshall. Please continue to have a wonderful trip in Japan. Come back some day so that we can taste another glass of Sake or Japanese wine! Thank you for your comments and good luck on rest of your trip. Toshi Your Sommelier in Japan
We had a great day with Toshihico He prepared a very interesting rute around Tokio enfacising the areas we were interested in . Highly recomended . He even gave us excellent tips for the days we had in Tokio after our tour together .
Karin and Jorge It was a pleasure for me to guide a couple like you. Please come back again! Fue una experiencia muy agradable para me también. Ojalá que puedan visitar de nuevo!
Toshi was a truly incredible guide. We were late coming in to Tokyo on our flight, and to ensure we could make the most out of our trip, he met us on the train platform (at the exact door we were getting off!!), took us to the taxi rank, took us to our Airbnb, waited for us whilst we got changed, and then proceeded to actually do our tour!! We were after an insider's view of the local bars and restaurants that were available in Shinjuku, and that is what we got! My parents and I loved every minute with Toshi - we ended up going to a great restaurant where we had a traditional Japanese meal - it was the best thing for us to have Toshi to order for us and we didn't have to worry. It was also very special to sit with a local and hear about his life and his country. Thank you Toshi for going a... read more
Wow, Emma! What a great review! Thank you very much. I enjoyed also talking with you and your parents over dinner at Izakaya. Your family is such a nice family and I became fan of Australia also. Hope to see you all someday here in Japan or in Australia...over glasses of beer. You all were awsome!!
We had the most wonderful day in Tokyo with Toshi. He was amazing -- so thoughtful and knowledgeable. Sent us a full itinerary with lots of great options beforehand. Met us at the airport for our half day tour (we were on layover). We got to see so much, and to also eat the most delicious ramen. We would never have been able to do as much and learn as much without him by our side. VERY highly recommended!
Simona Thank you so much for wonderful comment! As I e-mailed you before, I also had a wonderful day and really enjoyed being your guide. You really have a wonderful family. Please come back again! Japan has a lot of sites to see, food to eat and things to experience. If Max is ever accepted to come to Hikone for sister city related exchange program, please contact me. I can be of help. I know how a young student feel away from home. As a AFS returnee, I have experience to be a consultant for students from overseas, roughly 15 of them in 5 years.
La experiencia con Toshi en Japón ha sido maravillosa. Hemos hecho con el un tour entero por Tokio y una excursión al día siguiente a Nikko. En ambos casos ha sido un gusto enorme. Puntual, amable, cultísimo, super organizado, con un castellano perfecto y siempre dispuesto a hacer nuestra estancia especial, explicando todo sobre su país y cultura y dispuesto a aprovechar cada momento del día para enseñarnos cosas nuevas. Sin duda un acierto y enormemente recomendable.
Maria Gracias por las palabras tan amables. Era un placer para mi también guiar ustedes por estos dos días aunque ambos días nos llovió fuerte. Pero sus sonrisas, cariños y amabilidad, pude hacer lo mejor. Ojala que esta experiencia con ustedes no sea la ultima y que vuelvan otra vez a Japon pronto! Un abrazo y saludo!!!