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Masaharu

Licensed Guide
(52) Reviews
$ 36 Hourly rate
Reviews ( 52 )
Paulette Paulette United States
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Tokyo Immersion ”

Masa did a great job. We chose the walking/public transportation tour of the Imperial Palace and the Asakusa Buddhist Temple and neighboring Shinto temple. Masa met us at rour hotel and brought us back. No question went unanswered. We gained great insight into Japanese culture, the Tokyo subway system (an intricate, spotless, efficient people mover) and Japanese history which we learned while riding the subway or walking to the sites. A great use of time. Masas' English is excellent. He is also a world wide traveler and former executive with Nippon Express who spent his career on the road. So, he can relate and compare worldwide cultures with the Japanese culture. We learned so much! Thank you Masaharu. We will not forget you nor our new found appreciation of the Japan... read more

Masaharu:

Dear Jim and Paulette, Thank you very much for your wonderful review and encouraging words. I am grateful that you and Jim really enjoyed our tour. I had much pleasure sharing your valuable time together and also learning a lot from you about various matters in USA. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you and Jim all the best! Masaharu

Andrea Andrea United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Tokyo Highlights and Day Trip to Hakone ”

We spent two days with Masaharu. The first day was the Tokyo Highlight tour. We went to Tsukiji fish market, Asakusa, the Edo museum and Shibuya. We had seven in our group, including our 3 children (ages 5, 8, 10) and my parents. Masa did a great job navigating us around using public transportation, and was flexible with us as we altered our plans slightly based on everyone's interests. We had a delicious lunch near Asakusa and also grazed on some of the offerings from the fish market. We had arrived the evening before from Detroit, so we were all a bit jet lagged. The tour was a good introduction to Tokyo and getting around on public transportation. There was a lot of walking involved and changing trains to get to all the sights. The second day we took a day trip to Hakone. Ma... read more

Masaharu:

Dear Andrea, Thank you very much for your nice and encouraging review! I am pleased to know that you and your family really enjoyed two day tour around Tokyo and Hakone. It was my great pleasure joining your family and sharing your valuable time together. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you and Arigato! Masaharu

Yvonne Yvonne United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Masaharu San, the BEST Guide Ever!!! ”

Masaharu San, is an excellent guide!!! He was always on time, In our situation it was much more time consuming and difficulty, in that my husband could not walk and always in pain. He made sure that he was comfortable in the van with the driver while we went out and did the walking tours. He is patient and always asked our opinion on what he had plan for the day and if it was OK with us. Masa made all the train and transfer reservations without me having to go through the trouble. He knew through my e-mails that riding the shinkansen was important and he made our dreams come through, what an experience!!! All tours were arranged perfect! We could not have been more satisfied with the tours we did, Masa made the right decisions on all the tours. He is educated on the culture the food... read more

Masaharu:

Dear Yvonne-san, Thank you very much for your warm and heart felt message to me. It was my great pleasure sharing your valuable time together around Tokyo, Hakone and Nikko. I am very happy to know that you really enjoyed each visit and various, seasonal Japanese cuisine. I also enjoyed learning a lot from you about wonderful life in Hawaii. I would like to visit your country some day. Now, I strongly hope that Ed will get better soon and able to walk around again. Looking forward to seeing you in the near future. Thanking you again and wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Marina Marina United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Excellent tour ”

Very knowledgeable and extremely flexible. We had a really great time and learned a great deal about Japanese culture and landmark sites in Tokyo.

Masaharu:

Hi Marina, Thank you very much for your nice and encouraging review. Please have more fun travelling around Japan for the rest of your holiday. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Nicole Nicole United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ 2 perfect days with Masa! ”

I don't have enough positive things to say about Masa. He was knowledgeable, speaks perfect English, is very worldly, interesting, gracious and had a great sense of humor! Not only did we learn a lot from him but we had a ton of fun. In addition to taking us to see the amazing sights of Tokyo, he took us to delicious restaurants during lunch so that we could experience the food as well. We highly recommend booking as many days as possible with him!

Masaharu:

Hi Nicole, Thank you very much for your wonderful review and encouraging words. I had great pleasure sharing your valuable time with you and your husband for two days. I am really grateful to know that you enjoyed the tour. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Lay Khoon Lay Singapore ( Family with kids )
Very Good
3 months ago

“ Hakone sightseeing ”

It was good to know the highlights of Hakone from Masaharu-san despite on a rainy day. It was great that he was our guide in Hakone.

Masaharu:

Hi Lay-san, Thank you for your nice review. I am grateful to know that you enjoyed Hakone Tour in spite of rainy weather. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Dipika Dipika United States ( Friends )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Full of insights ”

Masaharu-san was extremely knowledgable and alert to our needs. He took us to the best restaurants and shared so many insights and unique observations about the country that by the end of the tour we had learned a lot. He also knew the best places to eat! It was indeed a great pleasure to experience Tokyo with him.

Masaharu:

Hello Dipika-san, Thank you very much for your nice and encouraging review. It was my great pleasure sharing wonderful time in two day tour with you. I am grateful to know that you really enjoyed it. I have also learned a lot from you about your country in our fruitful discussions. Please further have a fun in touring around Naraijuku, Ise, Kyoto, etc. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Van Kim Rhexis B. Van Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Everything was perfect and according to the plan that I have imagine for my family to enjoy our visit and tour in Japan. ”

Masaharu has made our trip am remarkable and a memorable one thay will last in our lifetime! The rich and great insights he shared about Japan was encapsulated in the 2 days trip we shared with him. His passion for sharing the rich culture of Japan has captivated our hearts to even embraced a deep respect of Japanese cultures and traditions. Thus if in the near future that we will be having an opportunity again to come visit and be back in Japan, we'll definitely have Masaharu with us who is already of part of our family. Kudos Masa Job well done! Cheers!

Masaharu:

Dear Van, Thank you very much for your warm and heart felt message for me. It was also my utmost pleasure sharing your precious time together around Tokyo for two days and I really enjoyed learning a lot about your country, home town, your exciting business and wonderful family life. I was actually feeling like staying in my another family. Please have a nice journey back tomorrow. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you and your family all the best. Cheers! Masaharu

Lisa Lisa United States ( Solo )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Excellent Guided Tour of Tokyo with Experienced Well Spoken Guide! ”

Recently I had the great opportunity to take a guided tour of Tokyo with Masaharu. I was delighted with my experience and would highly recommend him to anyone thinking of getting some wonderful insights into the exciting city of Tokyo. He was organized, flexible and accommodating of my requests and interests. Together we enjoyed Scenic places, the Tokyo Edo Museum, Shrines, The Scramble Crossing, Shopping, A delicious lunch, and more all in one day! I did the 8 hour tour. Masaharu's English is excellent and there were no communication problems at all. He's a very nice, interesting person and is easy to spend time with. Book him as soon as possible! You will be happy you did!

Masaharu:

Dear Lisa, Thank you very much for your nice review and highly encouraging message! It was my great pleasure sharing your precious time together in Tokyo. I also enjoyed learning a lot about your great performance and wonderful way of life in USA. I am grateful to know that you had a fun in walking around spots with various features. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Geoff Geoff Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Trains & trains ”

My wife & I were met at the Yokohama cruise terminal by Masaharu and the day began. The journey, via train to Tokyo, was interesting but quite long at about 90 minutes with changes. We were very glad to have Masaharu to navigate the metro system, but we found the trip interesting and it gave us time to talk at length with our guide about life in Japan. The visit to the Imperial Palace area was interesting after which it was it was more trains to cross the city to the oldest area of Tokyo. More and more interesting information from our guide as we checked out the area and visited a famous restaurant for a typical Japanese lunch (it was inexpensive). Masaharu's command of English is very good because he used to live and worked for years in London for a major shipping company. With hinds... read more

Masaharu:

Dear Geoff, Thank you very much for your nice review. It was my great pleasure sharing your precious time together. I am grateful that you really enjoyed strolling around Imperial Palace Plaza and Asakusa. Next time, I would be happy to guide you around Yokohama by more comfortable means of transportation. I hope that you will further have a fun in ship cruising. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Anna Anna United States ( Couple )
Very Good
6 months ago

“ 4 great days touring Tokyo and Kanakura ”

Had a very nice time with Mass, friendly, very polite, good historian. Met us and delivered us back to our hotel each day, changed up the itenerary when we wanted something different, like museums instead of more temples. Definitely take a day trip to Kamakura.

Masaharu:

Dear Anna, Thank you very much for nice review. I am grateful to know that both of you really enjoyed Tokyo and Kamakura Tours. It was great pleasure to join you and learn quite a lot about your country. Looking forward to seeing you again. Wishing you all the best. Masaharu

Kelli Kelli United States ( Family )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Perfect Trip to Fuji ”

Masa was a wonderful guide. He showed up early, navigated all of the trains and stops with ease and made wonderful recommendations for shopping and food. He even made a point to check out our location a week earlier to make sure it would be safe for us on the day of our trip. He is not only knowledgeable but very polite. I highly recommend Masa as your guide!

Masaharu:

Hi Kelli, Thank you very much for your nice review. It was also my great pleasure sharing wonderful time with you. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed viewing beautiful Mt Fuji, Wind Cave and Ice Cave. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Jason Jason United States
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Great Tour, Food and Conversation ”

We had an amazing day with Masaharu, he knew all the great sites and places to eat. Incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. Would recommend and use again.

Masaharu:

Hi Jason, Thank you very much for your nice review! It was my great pleasure joining your group and enjoying fruitful conversation. I have also learned a lot from you. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Bert Bert United States ( Solo )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Cancelled tour ”

I had problems with my passport and hotel reservations and had to cancel the tour. Masaharu was very concerned and tried his best to accommodate me. However, it could not be done, but he was very helpful. thank you for your concern, Masaharu.

Masaharu:

Hello Bert, Thank you very much for your warm message! It was great pity that we could not meet this time. I am looking forward to seeing you in the near future when you visit Tokyo again. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Kelsey Kelsey United States ( Family )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Excellent Tokyo Trip!!!! ”

My family and I had an amazing time with Masa this January 4th. He was very punctual and greeted us at our hotel in Shibuya. He also took the time to get to know our family before the tour. The itinerary he created was specifically catered for our family. A couple places we were interested in was the Tsujiki Market, Sumo town in Ryogoku, Anime and game shops in Akihabara. Masa was able to take us to all those places plus a couple bonus spots like Ginza shopping strip, landscape Japanese Gardens, Chanko Nabe lunch experience, etc. Also, with his proficient English speaking skills, he was able explain the a little bit about the history and culture of the country, its transportation and sites , and he was able to answer all the questions we had. Having Masa as our tour guide was such ... read more

Masaharu:

Hi Kelsey, Thank you very much for your nice and warm review. I also enjoyed lovely time joining your wonderful family, and helping you have a fun walking around interesting spots in Tokyo. It was also my great pleasure having learned a lot from you about your life and jobs. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you very much again and wish you and your family all the best in wonderful New Year! Best regards, Masaharu

Shanie Shanie Philippines ( Family with kids )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Very good day with Masaharu! ”

We went around with Masa last Dec 28, and everything went as planned (Asakusa, Imperial palace, Tsukiji Market for lunch, Meiji Shrine, to end in Harajuku). there were 11 of us in the family. Masa was in the hotel promptly at the agreed time and was very patient with us the whole day, despite the many asks and questions and delays. Masa was able to share history of Japan to kids and made it interesting, along with tidbits about Shinto vs Buddhism. He was also very knowledgeable in all the questions we raised about the shogunate, samurais, etc. It was a very interesting day. We also asked Masa to make a reservation for our lunch and it turned out really well. Masa's english was also impeccable, as he has lived in the UK for 11 years. Will definitely go around with Masa again ... read more

Masaharu:

Hello Shanie, Thank you very much for your nice review and warm words. I also had great pleasure joining your wonderful family including lovely kids and sharing your precious time together. I am expecting to see you in the very near future again. Thank you again and wishing you all the best and a happy new year! Best regards, Masaharu

Jennifer Jennifer Singapore ( Family )
Very Good
9 months ago

“ Tokyo Trip ”

This is our first trip to Japan. We have hired Masaharu for five days. He is very puncture and speaks good English. He is good in the history of Japan and prepares the daily itinerary in advance. Our family enjoyed ourselves very much.

Masaharu:

Hi Jennifer, Thank you very much for your nice review. I had great pleasure joining your family for five days in Tokyo, Hakone, Yokohama and Kamakura. I am grateful to know that you fully enjoyed your first visit to Japan. Looking forward to seeing you again. Wishing you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Best regards, Masaharu

Khalifa Khalifa United Arab Emirates ( Friends )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Perfect guide in Kyoto ”

He was very friendly and kind god bless him.

Masaharu:

Dear Khalifa, Thank you very much for your warm message. It was my great pleasure joining you and I am grateful that you enjoyed walking around historical spots in Tokyo together. Thanking you again and wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Karen Karen Malaysia ( Family )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Visited Shibuya, Harajuku, Meiji Shrine, Shinagawa, Odaiba, Tsujiki fish market, Ginza ”

Masaharu is a great guide, he tried to make our tour very interesting as we discovered many Tokyo neighborhoods. He was also very patient to be on our rhythm. Recommended! :)

Masaharu:

Dear Karen, Thank you very much for your nice review. I also enjoyed wonderful time for two days with your family. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Veronica Veronica United States ( Solo )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Excellent day in Tokyo! ”

Masaharu is an excellent guide and I would highly recommend him! I was in Tokyo for a few days for work and found myself with an entire day without meetings and decided to get a guide to show me the highlights. He is very knowledgeable, kind and adjusted the tour just for me. We stopped and had the most delicious lunch I would have not found on my own. He also offered to take my picture at every stop! Thank you Masa for such a great day!

Masaharu:

Hi Veronica, Thank you very much for your nice review. It was also my great pleasure sharing your precious time with me in Tokyo. I would be grateful if you had a fun walking around various places of unique characteristics. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Roger Roger Singapore ( Family )
Very Good
10 months ago

“ Excellent Tour Guide ”

Masaharu has been very helpful in the planning and execution of our customised tour. During our planning stage, we have made many changes and Masaharu accommodated to most of them. My guests are also highly satisfied with the service rendered and they commented that they had a wonderful time in Japan. I will definitely recommend Masaharu without any reserve.

Masaharu:

Dear Roger-san, Thank you very much for your nice review. It is my pleasure that your guests really enjoyed their holiday in Tokyo. I was also pleased to have shared their valuable time together. I am looking forward to seeing them again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Rochelle Rochelle United States ( Friends )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Great Day with Masaharu ”

Our group spent the day with Masaharu and had a great time seeing the major sites around Tokyo. He was very friendly and easy going - and was able connect well with both the teenagers and adults in our group. Masaharu knows Tokyo and its sites quite well and was able to structure the day in a way that met the diverse needs of the entire group. I would not hesitate to use him again! Thank you Masaharu!

Masaharu:

Dear Rochelle, Thank you very much for your nice review. It was my great pleasure sharing your wonderful time together and helping you enjoy your holiday in Tokyo. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

merritt Merritt United States ( Couple )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Wonderful guide ”

We had a great day touring in Tokyo. Masaharu is a wonderful guide who is very patient and understands the needs of his clients. His flexibility and knowledge provided a memorable experience for us. l would highly recommend him to anyone interested in touring Japan. Thank you Masa!!

Masaharu:

Dear Merritt, Thank you very much for your wonderful words. I also had a great fun walking around Tokyo together with you. I learned quite a lot of things from you indeed. Thank you again and wishing you all the best. Masaharu

Valerie Valerie United States ( Couple )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ A fantastic Layover in Tokyo! ”

Masaharu was extremely warm and kind and very knowledgeable of the city! We learned so much and highly recommend him to anyone coming into the city for the first time. We were only there for about 6 hours on a layover but We cannot wait to return and see more of the city and what he has to show us!

Masaharu:

Hi Valerie, Thank you very much for your warm massage. It was more than my pleasure walking around in Tokyo's must spots together in perfect weather. I am expecting to see you again next time. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Chris Chris United States ( Family )
Very Good
11 months ago

“ Nokko full day your. ”

Masahura met us at the train station. He guided us through Nikko. We enjoyed our day with him.

Masaharu:

Dear Chris, Thank you very much for your review. It was my great pleasure sharing your time together in Nikko tour. I was grateful to know that you enjoyed beautiful view of autumn color as well as historical properties. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best. Best regards, Masaharu

Jason Jason United States ( Solo )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Excellent, extremely helpful. ”

We covered a lot sites in short time yet rich in learning. Most important he was extremely helpful when the tour was over and I had multiple unexpected problems getting to airport problems. He went out of his way to help. Truly an honorable man.

Masaharu:

Hello Jason, Thank you very much for your nice review. It was my great pleasure sharing your veluable time for talking about various features including Japanese history,culture,religion and many others. I was also pleased to have learned a lot from you about your country. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Karen Karen Canada ( Friends )
Good
11 months ago

“ Nice Guy... ”

Our first two days in Japan were spent with Masa. He escorted us to the top tourist attractions in Tokyo (temples, shrines, fish market, Imperial Palace gardens, etc.). He is a very friendly and professional guide. To get to all these places we took the subway and walked. To be honest, the walking and several flights of stairs at the numerous subway stops were too much. We were exhausted and somewhat fed up by the end. We should have requested taking taxis for a portion of the time and I strongly recommend this to anyone considering this tour. I'm a runner and I found it to be too much, plus you're wasting a lot of time getting to the sites and it seemed to us that we were crisscrossing the city rather than seeing sights in one area and then moving to the next. Having a guide or go... read more

Masaharu:

Dear Karen, Thank you very much for your encouraging and instructive review. It was my great pleasure sharing your valuable time together for two days. I will deeply keep your instruction in my mind. I am looking forward to seeing you in the near future. Thanking you again and wishing you all the best. Masaharu

GRAHAM GRAHAM United Kingdom ( Couple )
Very Good
11 months ago

“ Review of our day out with Masaharu. ”

We had a very enjoyable day with Masaharu visiting the area around Yokohama, and especially the Sankeien garden. He was very helpful especially as my wife is disabled. He was also very knowledgeable . We would certainly recomend him as a guide to any future visitors.

Masaharu:

Dear Graham, Thank you very much for your nice and warm words. I had much pleasure enjoying your precious time together in Yokohama. I would be highly grateful if you and your wife enjoyed Sankeien garden and other spots in old Yokohama port town. Looking forward to seeing you in the future. Wishing you all the best. Masaharu

David David United States ( Friends )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Great guide ”

Masaharu was a great guide for us for a day and a half in Tokyo. He arranged our itinerary but was extremely flexible with changes, which we made due to bad weather. He also took us to great restaurants for lunch. His English was excellent and my wife thought he was very sweet. I'd recommend him to anyone.

Masaharu:

Hi David, Thank you very much for your nice and warm words. It was also my great pleasure having wonderful two day tour with you and learning a lot from you about your country. I sincerely hope that you will have another great fun in Kyoto from now. Looking forward to seeing you in the near future again here. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Beverly Beverly United States ( Friends )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Tokyo Guide ”

We enjoyed our tour with Masaharu very much. He made sure that we saw many of the major sights in Tokyo in the day that we spent with him. He is very knowledgeable about the transit system and that enabled us to move around quickly. Thank you, Masaharu.

Masaharu:

Dear Beverly, Thank you very much for your nice message. I am grateful for your words. I really enjoyed taking you around Tokyo and learning a lot from you as well. I am looking forward to seeing you again in Tokyo in the future. Best regards, Masaharu

Alla Alla United States ( Couple )
Good
1 year ago

“ A pretty good tour ”

Masaharu was on time, efficient -we were able to cover the entire itenary.. His English is pretty good. However, we would like the guide to have more depth in history knowledge as well as in other common areas of interest. As a whole a tour was useful and we do not regret taking it.

Masaharu:

Dear Alla, Thank you very much for your warm words and advuce, It was my pleasure learning a lot from you this time and I am very grateful for your encouraging words. I am looking forward to seeing you in the near future again. Wjshing you all the best! Masaharu

Ada Ada United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Our day in Tokyo ”

We had only one day to get to know the highlights of Tokyo. Masaharu did an excellent job of showing us everything we wanted to see and more. He was very patient and kind, always willing to please. During the several months before our visit, we E-mailed him innumerable times planning our tour. He always responded quickly and was flexible with all our requests. Any time we're in Tokyo, we will contact Masaharu to be our guide. We recommend him highly. He is pleasant, knowledgeable and polite.

Masaharu:

Dear Ada, Thank you very much for your warm and lovely words. It was my great pleasure sharing your valuable time together in Tokyo tour. I was also grateful for your patience in walking for a long time by using various public transportations in rainy weather. I am really expecting to see you again in the near future before Tokyo Olympics. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Alice Alice United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ wonderful day in Tokyo with Masaharu ”

Masaharu is an energetic fine person with perfect English We had a wonderful day in Tokyo and his knowledge of public transportation was terrific. No taxis. Our itinery was from 1 Pm to 8Pm and we saw as much as possible with city lights after 6PM. Then he returned us to our ship Thanks Masaharu Alice

Masaharu:

Dear Alice, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. It was my utmost pleasure enjoying Tokyo tour together with you. I also learnt many things from you. Looking forward to seeing you again not in the far away future. Best regards, Masaharu

Deborah Deborah United Kingdom ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Excellent informative guide ”

Masaharu was so helpful before we even came to Japan by helping us book a small country inn, Matabe near Kyoto as we needed a Japanese speaker. Masaharu went far beyond just being a guide with this and translated how to get there from their emails. We had a wonderful tour around Tokyo in 4 hours we saw two shrines and he showed us the major sights and explained the transport system. We all felt very comfortable in Masaharu's presence and he was very polite and we all enjoyed the tour greatly despite having arrived in Tokyo at 07:30 that morning Deborah

Masaharu:

Dear Deborah, Thank you very much for your warm words. It was my great pleasure sharing wonderful time with your family. I was also pleased to have helped you for booking your inn in Kyoto. Additionally I was happy to talk about my favorite golf course in Liphook. I sincerely hope that you will have further fun in other areas including Kyoto. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Susan Susan United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Took Good Care of Us ”

We had a great morning tour of Tokyo with lots of insight from Masaharu. Also, one of our traveling companions became ill during the first part of our tour and he was very helpful in getting her get back to the hotel and being understanding of the situation. In spite of our delays, he still managed to show us the things we had requested and stay on schedule. At the conclusion of the tour, he took us all to the very confusing Tokyo Station and made sure that we got the correct tickets and made the connection for the onward part of our journey.

Masaharu:

Hi Susan, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. It was my pleasure helping you enjoy your Tokyo tour and transfer to Yokohama port. I could imagine that you have really enjoyed your nice cruise tour as well. I am looking forward to seeing you in the near future in Tokyo again. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Caroline Caroline United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Masaharu was very knowledgeable, professional and delivered a fantastic tour ”

Masaharu delivered a precise, comprehensive tour in the short space of time that we had. He was extremely friendly and helpful, beyond our expectations. A lovely man whom we hope to see again on a return visit. We would book Masaharu without any hesitation as he made our day in Tokyo very special. Thank you Masaharu.

Masaharu:

Hi Caroline, Thank you very much for your warm and lovely message! It was also my great pleasure sharing with you such a wonderful time together in Tokyo. I am really expecting you to come back to Tokyo again in the near future. I will be delighted to welcome you with another attractive plan. Wishing you all the best! Thanks and best regards, Masaharu

Soraya Soraya Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Sumo & Asakusa Tour ”

Mr. Masaharu picked us up at our hotel in the morning. We went to ryogoku area thru train and walking to see the sumo training and national arena. After seeing some sumo wrestlers, we were able to enjoy a feast of chanko nabe. He was extra thoughful and reserved a table for us infront of the sumo ring replica. Lunch was delicious. We were also able to see the Edo museum. He was very knowledgable and informative regarding japanese history. After we were able to take the waterbus to Asakusa. Mr. Masaharu was very considerate of my mother's condition as she has difficulty in walking. Our guide adjusted the pace of our tour to fit my mother.

Masaharu:

Hi Soraya, Thank you very much for your warm words. I had great pleasure sharing your precious time together in my tour. I was delighted to know that all of you really enjoyed it. I was also grateful to learn a lot about your country from your father. I really love to visit the philippines in the near future. I sincerely hope that your mother will quickly recover from her knee pain. Looking forward to seeing you again. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Anna Anna Switzerland ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ We are enjoyed this day in Tokyo ”

We are spent a very interesting and wonderful day in our excursion with Masaharu in Tokyo. He is very professional, punctual, well organised and friendly person. Today we known many things about old and modern Tokyo, had perfect time in Imperials Gardens and enjoyed traditional japans dishes. We saw many of Tokyo's famous sights. And of course we will recommend him to our friends who will visit Japan!

Masaharu:

Dear Anna, Thank you very much for your warm message. It was my great pleasure sharing wonderful time with your family in Tokyo. I am just grateful to know that you enjoyed walking around historical spots, traditional lunch and shopping of typical Japanese items. I sincerely hope that you will further enjoy your holiday in Kyoto and lovely Hokkaido. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Kenny Kenny United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Mr Masaharu is the best of the best!!! ”

Mr. Masaharu is very professional, knowledgeable, punctual, patient, very smart, very organized and very very Japanese cultured :) He is always very punctual coming to our hotel, and he planned our trip so well that the travel from one attraction to another was so smooth and time consuming. Mr. Masaharu is very knowledgeable with all the places he took us to, and hepatiently explained the culture and history of these places in great detail. He brought us to great restaurant with authentic Japanese foods, especially the best sushi place in the world and with great prices :) We were so glad that Mr. Masaharu was able to be our interpreter in all the places with his excellent bilingual (English and Japanese) ability. I would definitely recommend his to all my friends and famili... read more

Masaharu:

Dear Kenny, Thank you very much for your warm and heartfelt words! I was more than happy to share the utmost pleasure and memory with you during two days. It was also my great pleasure having learnt many things about USA from your family. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Donna Donna United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Tokyo Highlights in a Day ”

I spent a wonderful day with Masaharu in Tokyo seeing the most popular sites. He is extremely knowledgeable about the history and culture of Tokyo and shared many stories about the different temples, shrines, monuments and neighborhoods we visited. He also took me to a fabulous place for lunch which was a feat in itself as I am vegan and gluten free. So finding this gem of a restaurant in Tokyo was quite a surprise. Also, walking the city gave me a much better perspective as we traveled with the "locals" on the trains and subways. I would highly recommend Masaharu if you come to Tokyo. If you are English speaking, you will understand him perfectly!

Masaharu:

Dear Donna, I am grateful for your warm hearted words. I had much pleasure sharing with you amusing experience and learning the importance of healty ingredients of food. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Ong Ong Philippines ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Great tourguide ”

Masaharu is a friendly and accomodating tour guide. We will definitely recommend him to our friends who will visit your country

Masaharu:

Hi Ong, Thank you very much for your nice massage. It was my great pleasure sharing your precious time and experience together. I am expecting to see you again inTokyo. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Alexandra Alexandra United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Tokyo Highlights ”

After just arriving in Tokyo, completely jet lagged and with only a short time to sightsee, Masaharu was a breath of fresh air! Masaharu thoughtfully created a fully customized itinerary that allowed us to see many of Tokyo's most famous sights. He seemlessly guided us though the train system, a feat we never would have been able to accomplish on our own, and made for a tremendously enjoyable day!

Masaharu:

Dear Alexandra, Thank you very much for your warm words. I was more than happy to share your precious time with me together in Tokyo. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed it a lot. Please further explore lovely country side and enjoy onsen,snow monkeys town. I wish you all the best! Masaharu

China China United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Private Customized Tour of Tokyo ”

Excellent experience. Masaharu was able to customize an itinerary specific to our interests and even taught my son how to eat with chopsticks during our traditional private Sushi lunch. We would highly recommend Masaharu.

Masaharu:

Dear China, Thank you very much for your warm words. I had pleasure helping you enjoy precious experience in Tokyo. I am looking forward to seeing you in the near future again. Wishing you all the best! Masaharu

Elizabeth Louros Elizabeth United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Good Intro to Tokyo ”

My husband and I enjoyed our day long tour of Tokyo with Masaharu. He is very knowledgeable and personable.

Masaharu:

Dear Elizabeth, Thank you very much for your kind words. It was also my great pleasure viewing cherry blossoms and walking around popular spots together. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. I wish you all the best! Masaharu

Spencer Spencer United States ( Couple )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ A quick view of Tokyo ”

We had only 6 hrs to get a feel of Tokyo. Masaharu met us at our hotel, helped us negotiate the trains and spoke excellent English. He was on time, very professional and answered all our questions. A very fast paced tour of the Imperial palace, Shinjuko Gyoen gardens and Shibuya crossing Just be prepared for lots of stairs.

Masaharu:

Dear Spencer, Thank you very much for your wonderful words.I was happy to have helped you taste fresh spring atmosphere in Tokyo. I am looking forward to meeting you again in the near future, wishing you all the best for you. Masaharu

Lady Lady Switzerland ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Excellent Tokyo guide! ”

We had an excellent, fun & memorable 2 1/2 Day Tour with Masaharu. He took us to all the spots we wanted to see in Tokyo. He was very flexible with our requests & answered all our questions promptly even before we came to Tokyo with lots of informations too. He is really a friendly & very knowledgeable guide. We wish you all the best Masaharu & we hope to see you again in our future Japan visit :-)

Masaharu:

Dear Lady, Thank you very much for your really warm and encouraging message. It was my greatest pleasure that I helped you enjoy your stay in Tokyo. I also learned a lot from you and your family about various things. Please enjoy the rest of days in Narita and safely return to Switzerland with plenty of memories. I am looking forward to seeing you in the near future. All the best for you! Masaharu

Chau Chau United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ First time visit Tokyo ”

He is very giod and knowlegable. It was raining so hard on that day but we still visited many good places and enjoyed the day with him in Tokyo

Masaharu:

Dear Chau, Thank you very much for your nice words.I also had great pleasure touring with you in Tokyo even in rainy day.I am looking forward to seeing you again in the near future, hopefully in Tokyo Olympic season.All the best for you! Masaharu

Gonzalo Gonzalo Bolivia Bolivia, Plurinational state of ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Great way to start our visit to Tokyo ”

We were lucky to have met Masaharu. We had a great time visiting the Shinjuku and Shibuya areas with him. He brings knowledge and friendliness to the experience that made it different.

Masaharu:

Hello Gonzalo, Thank you very much for your warm massage! I also had great fun sharing with you interesting night tour in Shinjuku and Shibuya. I sincerely hope that you will enjoy your rest of days in Tokyo and have a safe return with your brilliant memory! Looking forward to meeting you in the near future. Best regards, Masaharu

Adam Adam United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Wonderful Experience ”

Masaharu was a wonderful guide! He spent the whole day showing us the highlights of the town. He is very knowledgeable on Japanese history, and very easy to talk to. He even taught us how to use the Tokyo subway system! We definitely recommend him. Excellent guide!

Masaharu:

Hello Adam, Thank you very much for your warm words! It was my great pleasure sharing with you the best time to view beautiful cherry blossom. I am more than happy to know that you really enjoyed the tour. I also learned a lot of things from you! Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards, Masaharu, a fan of Boston Red Sox

Yana Yana Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Great Guide! ”

We spent 3 days in Tokyo with Masaharu. He is very friendly and patient. He also is very willing to share his knowledge of the Japanese culture and sights! Thank you Masaharu for sharing Tokyo with us!

Masaharu:

Dear Yana, Thank you for your kind and encouraging words! It was my great pleasure sharing three days with you in Tokyo. I am very happy to know that you really enjoyed your tour in various fields. I also learned quite a lot from you. Thank you very much. I am looking forward to seeing you again in Tokyo in the near future! Best regards, Masaharu

Neeca Neeca United States
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Excellent tour of Tokyo ”

My husband and I were only in Tokyo for three nights, it was our first visit to Tokyo and we wanted to fit in as many sites as we could. I sent Masaharu a list of the places we wanted to visit, and he was quick to respond with a detailed itinerary and his own recommendations, and even assisted with finding us dinner options for our first night. We spent two days with Masaharu and toured all of the major sites in Tokyo. We could not have done it all on our own (especially navigating the subway!) or as efficiently without him. Masaharu timed everything perfectly. He is very personable, kind, and knowledgeable. There was not one question we had that Masaharu could not answer. I highly recommend Masaharu as a guide, and will contact him during our next visit to Tokyo. Thank you for making our... read more

Masaharu:

Dear Neeca, Thank you very much for your very warm and encouraging message! I am more than happy to know that you and your husband really enjoyed your tour in Tokyo. It was my greatest pleasure sharing your valuable time with me here. I especially can not forget forever that we enjiyed walking nearly 15 km in various spots during rain on the second day. I strongly hope that you will visit Tokyo in the near future again. Looking forward to seeing you in Tokyo! Best regards, Masaharu

Loi Loi United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Exploring Japan with a short period of time ”

Masaharu is a great guide to have. He was understanding in creating a custom tour to fit my needs and requests. Very knowledgeable. Highly recommended. I will definitely let him know when I plan to go back to Japan.

Masaharu:

Hello Loi! Thank you very much for having shared your valuable time with me in Japan. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed your tour in Tokyo and safely returned home with good memory. I hope to see you again when you come back to Tokyo in the near future! Thanks and best regards Masaharu

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