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MASAKO

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(24) Reviews
$ 31 Hourly rate
Reviews ( 24 )
Debbie Debbie Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Exceptional service ”

We cannot thank Masako enough. She has been exceptional from our first contact. From organising a customised tour, ordering a much wanted Japanese book through assisting us about the damage from Typhoon Jebi. Nothing has been too much trouble. Her knowledge of Japanese history is comprehensive. We have booked Masako for a second day and are looking forward to seeing what she has in store for us.

MASAKO:

Hello Debbie, Thank you very much for the lovely words. Thanks to your cooperation and patience, the tour was easy to operate. It helped me a lot. I also enjoyed nice chatting with you. I am impressed both of you are so talented. Looking forward to showing you around Kamakura today. Masako

anna ( einat) Anna Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Wonderful two days in tokyo ”

We highly recommend Masako as guide for tokyo, We spend two wonderful days . She is kind flexable and acomadate the needs. Very devoted. We feel we gain a friend in Tokyo. Thanks Anna s.

MASAKO:

Hi Anna and Gadi, Thank you very much for the kind words. I appreciate it. I am glad to hear you enjoyed Tokyo. Thanks to your cooperation and patience, we had a great time. Enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan! Masako

Mordy Mordy United States ( Family )
Very Good
3 months ago

“ Wonderful time with Masako in Tokyo ”

We had a wonderful time in Tokyo with Masako. She helped us plan our 3 days sharing advice. She met us each day on time and was very personable, sharing a lot about Japanese culture and life in Tokyo - even some about her own personal family life which gave us good perspective. Masako was very accommodating in our schedule and her pleasant personality made it a joy to spend time with her as she helped us see and tour the various parts of the city. We happily and highly recommend her!

MASAKO:

Hello Mordy, Thank you very much for the kind words. I appreciate it. Thanks to your cooperation, we kept to the tour plan, although the weather was not so good for the last three days. I am glad to hear you enjoyed Tokyo and Kamakura. Nice chatting with you. It was wonderful to be with you and listen to your culture. Enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan and Hong Kong!

Elissa Elissa United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Nikko day trip ”

Masako was wonderful - very knowledgeable, flexible for our schedule! English was great. Would definitely recommend her!

MASAKO:

Elissa and Peter, Thank you very much for the kind words. I thank your cooperation during the tour as well. I am glad to hear you enjoyed Nikko. Please enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan! Hope this travel will be a memorable experience!

Wanda Wanda United States ( Solo )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Perfect Guide ”

Thoroughly enjoyed my time with Masako. Great guide in every sense. Excellent knowledge, tailored activities to my interests, great conversations, super friendly.... I could not ask for more!

MASAKO:

Hello Wanda, Thank you very much for the kind words. I appreciate it. I am glad to hear you enjoyed Nikko and Hakone. It was wonderful to be with you. I enjoyed showing you around the scenic areas and chatting with you. Thank you again! Masako

Lisa Lisa United States ( Friends )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ English Speakng Guide ”

Masako is a great guide: she speaks good English, she answers all your questions, she shows deep knowledge of history and culture of Japan, and she has great organizing skills.

MASAKO:

Hello Lisa, Thank you for the kind words. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay in Japan. Your group were very punctual, which helped me a lot to organize the tour. I appreciate your keeping the patience, though the traffic was heavy in the morning on both days. Again I thank you very much. Masako

Kate Kate United Kingdom ( Family with kids )
Very Good
7 months ago

“ Efficient & effective way to see Tokyo ”

Masako was our guide for 2 full and 2 half days while we had an amazing holiday in Tokyo and the surrounding area. We thoroughly enjoyed our tours, Masako was helpful with her knowledge but recognised when we needed to make itinerary changes due to the children's interest levels. For our family this made the tours totally effective and hugely enjoyable. Contact Masako, for me she helped tailor my requirements from high level ideas to deliver a detailed tour plan ticking all our boxes. - Thank you we loved our time and will definitely return to Japan.

MASAKO:

Dear Kate, Thank you very much for the kind words. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the tours. I had a great time with you. I was impressed you are very energetic, especially your daughters! It helped me a lot to show you around Tokyo, Kamakura and Hakone. We walked for a long time, yet all of you were still active. I would like to see you again when you return to Tokyo. Masako

Cathian Cathian United States ( Solo )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Masako is an excellent guide ”

Masako put together a tour for me to see sights in Kamakura. She helped me with train schedules, and I managed to get from Narita to Kamakura easily. The tour was amazing! We visited Buddhist, Shinto, Zen Buddhist shrines, including a lovely tea ceremony, We had a wonderful lunch and even squeezed time in for shopping! Masako also generously helped me understand the history and cultural aspects of the sites that we visited. Her English skills are excellent too. She is one of the best guides that I’ve ever had and I highly recommend her!

MASAKO:

Cathy, Thank you very much for the kind words. I greatly appreciate it. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the tour. I also thank you for having traveled to Kamakura by yourself. We met at the right place thanks to you. It was wonderful to be with you. You are open-minded and warm-hearted. I would like to see you again when you return to Japan sometime in the near future, if possible with your family. Masako

Patricia Patricia United Kingdom ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Very professional and goes beyond what is expected ”

Even when it wasn't part of her duties, Masako helped me in finding and booking restaurants for my group, which consisted of vegetarians and non-vegetarians. She was always keeping me updated on our itinerary and worked around our schedule. She was very professional. Will definitely book her again for another tour!

MASAKO:

Dear Patricia, Thank you very much for the kind comment. Much appreciated. I am glad to hear you enjoyed Sushi. I was impressed you led a big group very well. You are a lady of action, which is a good example for me to follow. When you return to Japan, I would like to see you again! Again, I thank you. Masako

Kate Kate Canada ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Tokyo Highlights ”

Masako was our tour guide for Tokyo. Since we arrived from Canada the night before, we booked her for two short days (5 hours each) rather than one long and exhausting day. Over those days we covered most of the popular sites and Masako showed us how to use the subway system so we were confident to visit other places on our own. She provided us with a great introduction to Japanese history and culture.

MASAKO:

Dear Kate, Thank you very much for the kind words. I appreciate it. I am glad to hear you enjoyed Tokyo and mastered the way to use the public transportation. I had a great time with you, especially enjoyed chatting with you in Okonomiyaki shop. Hope you will return to Japan some day in the near future. Again, thank you very much. Masako

Jerry Jerry United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Great Tour ”

Masako's English is excellent. Her knowledge of Tokyo also excellent. She was wonderful in helping us understand and use the Tokyo Metro. Super tour.

MASAKO:

Dear Jerry, Thank you very much for the kind words. I appreciate it. I am glad to hear you enjoyed Tokyo. I had a great time with you, especially chatting. Hope we will see again some time in the future. Masako

Stephen Stephen United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Great tour guide ”

Masako was a great tour guide for my family. We have 2 daughters. She was very kind and accommodating to them. They had certain goals during the tour and she was flexible in making changes to our itenerary. My kids still talk about how much they miss her. She was pleasant, knowledgeable, spoke English well and was a greater tour guide. Thanks Masako for making our time in Tokyo great!. Thanks, Miller Family

MASAKO:

Stephen, Thank you very much for the kind words. I appreciate it. I am glad to hear you enjoyed Tokyo and went back home safe and sound. I definitely had a great time with you and your family. I was impressed your daughters are very good. I miss them, too. Give my kindest regards to your wife and daughters. Again, thank you. Masako

Jonatan Jonatan United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Traveling with a kawai baby ”

Msako was incredibly helpful in developing a flexible schedule. We traveled with a 14 month old baby and had to slow down quite a lot and go off the original proposal. We spent 12 days in Japan and had a great time. The tour we took with Masako helped make the rest of the trip go smoothly as she helped us figure out transportation and gave us a lot more confidence to explore.

MASAKO:

Jonatan, Thank you very much for a lovely comment. I appreciate it. It was wonderful to be with you. Your baby is so cute and a good girl. I admired you for your profound affection for her. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay here. Again thank you very much! Masako

Peggy Peggy United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Awesome Time at Tokyo! ”

We had a lovely time with Masako. She was very friendly, accommodating, and informative. We never felt rushed and most importantly, my kids loved her. She spoke english very well and provided great information on history and culture for all the sites we visited. We highly recommend her as a guide. Thank you Masako

MASAKO:

Peggy, Thank you very much for the kind words. I am glad to hear you enjoyed Tokyo. I had a great time with you, too. I was impressed all of you are very friendly, cooperative and patient. I loved your daughter and son, too. Thank you again and please give my best regards to your husband and children. Masako

Karly Karly Spain ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ A Wonderful Time in Tokyo ”

We spent 3 very enjoyable days with Masako in Tokyo. In addition to going the extra mile, and organising a cooking class for us, she was always punctual, patient and flexible with our timing and interests. She is a very personable guide and shared a great deal of history and cultural interests with us. Thank you again so much Masako. We hope to meet you again someday.

MASAKO:

Dear Karly and Sergio, Thank you very much for the kind words. I am glad to hear you had a good time in Tokyo. I was impressed you are very considerate and warmhearted. I appreciate it. It was wonderful to be with you for three days. I am looking forward to seeing you again. Masako

Gerri Gerri United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Great Time.With Masako ”

Masako was awesome! She arrived at our hotel promptly and helped us with rail passes and SUICA cards. As we visited the sights, she shared her knowledge of the history of Tokyo, which made the experiences more meaningful. She was very accommodating when we asked to adjust the walking pace and to stop for a brief walk through a specialty store. This is exactly what we wanted on a customized tour. The restaurant for lunch was very good, the variety of choices on the menu was perfect for our group, and the prices were very reasonable. Masako was very warm and friendly, her command of the English language was very good, and her customer service was the BEST! She truly took an interest in making our first-day experience in Tokyo a safe and memorable one. She did not rush us and sta... read more

MASAKO:

Hi Gerri, Thank you very much for the comment. I am not sure I can deserve your kind and warm words, but I very much appreciate it. I must thank you for your cooperation and patience. I was impressed you always laughed, though you just arrived in Tokyo on the previous night after a long-distance flight. What' more, you showed much consideration for me. It made me very happy and feel easy to tour around together. Enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan! Please give my best regards to your cousins and friends. Again thank you very much! Masako

Umberto Umberto Italy ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ An excellent guide ”

I booked the guide for a friend of mine and his family. They told me she was a wonderful guide.

MASAKO:

Dear Umberto, Thank you very much for the kind words. I am very glad to hear your friend and the family enjoyed Tokyo. I enjoyed the both days, too. I was impressed they are courteous and friendly. When they return to Tokyo, I would like to see them again. Again thank you very much. Masako

Adrian Tan Adrian Singapore
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Happy with the friendliness and warmth of Masako! ”

Masako was very helpful and accommodating as I had a change of hotel at last minutes notice. She came to the hotel to pick up my parents and showed them around Tokyo for a day and was flexible in making changes to the itinerary when the places chosen wasn't open for the day. My father briefly mentioned that he was experiencing some skin discomfort and she proactively brought him to the pharmacy and helped bought some medicated cream for him. She was very prompt in providing me with the contact details and I was assured that my parents were in good hands and they enjoyed the day trip tremendously and I wish to thank Masako for being such a good host!

MASAKO:

Adrian, Thank you very much for the kind words. I am glad to hear your parents enjoyed the tour. They are good walkers, which helped me a lot. I respect your father's wisdom and mother's consideration. I am also impressed by your affection for your parents. I should learn it. I hope your family had a great time in Japan. When you return here, I would like to see all of you. Again thank you very much! Masako

Patricia Patricia United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Touring with Masako ”

Masako was excellent! We really enjoyed our time with her . She is very knowledgeable and she was able to show us everything we requested even at her our slow pace.

MASAKO:

Hi Patricia, Thank you very much for the comment. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the tour. You are all good walkers and open-minded about different culture, which was great help to me. When you return to Japan, it would be nice if we could see each other again. See you then. Masako

Douglas Douglas United States
Very Good
2 years ago

“ Tours of Tokyo ”

Masako, was so sweet. She really knows her way around Tokyo. You will enjoy your tour with her.

MASAKO:

Douglas, Thank you for the comment. I appreciate it. I enjoyed being with you, and hope you, too. Enjoy the cruise tour. Hope to see you when you return to Japan. Masako

Michelle Michelle United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 years ago

Masako was a wonderful guide who showed us the highlights of Tokyo and the surrounding areas during our 3 day stay. She was very patient and flexible with the requested changes in schedule including an unexpected stop at a Cat Cafe for our teenagers! Masako was also helped us appreciate the sights we visited with her knowledge of the history of Tokyo and the area. We truly enjoyed our 3 days! Thank you Masako!

MASAKO:

Hi Michelle, Thank you very much for the lovely comment! I greatly appreciate it. I was pleased you were interested in Japanese traditional culture, such as temples and shrines, and also I was happy to hear your special knowledge of plants. All of you are very friendly and caring. I can feel I have known you since long ago. It was wonderful to be with you and tour around. Please express my gratitude to your sister and brilliant daughters also. Masako

Tiffany Tiffany United States ( Friends )
Excellent
2 years ago

Masako was a great guide, starting even before the day of the tour. She was very helpful and flexible with planning the tour around our interests and maximizing the efficiency of the tour time so we could see everything we wanted. It was nice to have a local guide to tell us the background/history about the different sites we saw (Imperial Palace Garden, Akihabara, Sensoji Temple). Even though we went over the originally scheduled time, Masako was willing to stay with us until we saw everything that was scheduled on the tour. She was also helpful in suggesting other places to see and eat during our stay in Japan. Thank you so much for welcoming us to Japan!

MASAKO:

Hi Tiffany, Thank you very much for the comment! I appreciate it. It was wonderful to be with you. I was glad you have a powerful thirst for knowledge and that I was questioned about Japan and Japanese culture a lot. I hope you enjoyed Ghibli Museum the next day and Mt. Fuji on Friday. I am deeply impressed by your personality. All of you are honest and sincere, not to mention friendliness. It was a nice chat with you, which has become my source of energy. When you return to Japan, let me know. Again thank you very much!

Hien Hien United States ( Group )
Excellent
3 years ago

We booked the Tokyo tour with Masako as a tour guide and were very happy with her. As we were a large group (20 people) of cruise passengers, she needed to pick us up at the pier, bought all the subway/train tickets ahead of time and pre-ordered lunch at the busy restaurant in Tokyo. We had a very good time in Meiji shrine and Asakusa. Masako is nice, knowledgeable, and flexible to accommodate our needs. I would not hesitate to recommend her to other potential clients.

MASAKO:

Thank you very much for the kind words. It was a memorable day thanks to your cooperation and flexibility. Although everywhere was crowded and it was a bit difficult to go and see Tokyo smoothly, I am glad to hear you enjoyed the tour and the lunch. I am impressed you and your friends have plenty of heart. I very much enjoyed accompanying you. I wish I could spend more time together. Thank you again for your prompt and warm comment. I appreciate it.

David David United States ( Family with kids )
Very Good
3 years ago

We had a wonderful time with her guild our first Tokyo tour. Our family enjoy her knowledge of Tokyo and special my kids. The driver she hired for our tour know his location and always waiting for us at the exit. So my parents in law don't need to walk a lot. Thank you her tour.

MASAKO:

Dear David, Thank you very much for the lovely words. I deeply appreciate it. I am glad to hear all of you enjoyed Tokyo. I also thank you for your kindness. I hope we will meet in the near future. Best regards. Masako

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Last updated: 5 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Mount Fuji , Hakone , Yokohama , Kanagawa , Nikko

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

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