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Haruko

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Reviews ( 30 )
MARIA MARIA United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Imperial palace Ginza and Shibuya Crossing Tour ”

Excellent informative guide! I highly recommend Haruko.

Haruko:

Hi, Maria! Thank you for taking your time to write a wonderful review! Hope you are enjoying cruise with your lovely family;) Bon voyage! Haruko

Sharalyn Sharalyn United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Above and beyond! ”

Haruko-san was such a wonderful guide. She knew interesting historical information off the top of her head, she was glad to answer any questions we had, happy to make unexpected stops, always pleased to take pictures for us, and even took the time to help me improve my Japanese! I feel like I have made a great friend today. I couldn't have found a better person to introduce us to Tokyo. We had such an amazing day with Haruko-san! お疲れ様でした!

Haruko:

Sharalyn-san, thank you for taking your time to write such a wonderful and warm review for me! It is my honor to be a part of your special occasion. I truly enjoyed the tour with you and I am happy to get to know you. Please enjoy rest of your stay and have a great time! お疲れ様でした! ありがとうございます😊

Lee Lee Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ 5 hour personalised tour ”

A big thank you Haruko for guiding us around Tokyo and personalising the tour to areas we wanted to see. Also your help with negotiating subway and rail which subsequently enabled us to give it a go ourselves. Overall a wonderful experience.

Haruko:

Lee, thank you for a wonderful review! I also enjoyed strolling around the area with you and Steve. Hope the boys liked the t-shirts and see you again! Haruko

Brenden Brenden United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Very friendly and knowledgeable! ”

My family and I met Haruko for a morning at Meiji Shrine followed by a nice Tonkatsu lunch. We were impressed by not only her knowledge but also that she talked to each of us (ages ranged from 11 - 79). Would definitely recommend her!

Haruko:

Hi, Brenden! Thank you for taking your time to write such a kind review! I truly enjoyed every single conversation with each of you! Hope that your wonderful family revisit Japan again! Please send my regards to everyone! Thank you! Haruko

Monica Monica United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Wonderful Tsukiji Market Tour! ”

We did a Tsukiji Market Tour with Haruko and she is an excellent tour guide. We learned so much from her about the market and she was patient with our kids (7 and 4 years old). I think the market would have been a stressful place for our family to navigate alone, but with Haruko we were able to truly enjoy ourselves. I highly recommend booking a tour with Haruko!

Haruko:

Hello, Monica! Thank you for writing such a wonderful review for me! I also truly enjoyed the Tsukiji Fish Market tour with you and your lovely family! Hope to see you again soon! Have a great summer and please send my regards to your lovely family! Thank you. Haruko

Pallika Pallika India ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Fantastic!! ”

Haruko was really good and has vast knowledge. We really had a great time with her.

Haruko:

Hello,Pallik! Thank you for taking time to write a review for me while traveling! I also had a wonderful time with your lovely family. Please enjoy rest of your stay in Japan! Please send my best regards to your family. Haruko

David David Australia
Very Good
6 months ago

“ Haruko gave us what was requested, old Edo, and did so very professionally. It was not her area of expertise but she was able to be very informative. ”

It was a pleasure to spend an afternoon with Haruko. A delightful lady.

Haruko:

Hello,David! Thank you for writing a review while traveling. I appreciate your feed back. Hope to guide you again in Tokyo! Please enjoy rest of your trip! Haruko

Sally Sally United States ( Couple )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Two Days in Tokyo ”

We thoughly enjoyed our two days with Haruko. We experienced a plane delay and she accommodated our changed schedules and a rain storm, shared her insights and love of the city, and was both warm and professional. Highlights were the museums and gardens, the markets and a visit to a kimono shop! We plan to meet again on our next trip.

Haruko:

Sally, thank you very much for joining my tours! I am truly had a wonderful time with you and happy to know that you enjoyed the tours as much as I did. I am planning next Tokyo highlights tour for you! Thank you again for sharing your time with me! Haruko

Yu Jie Yu Singapore ( Solo )
Very Good
7 months ago

“ Tsukiji market and new old tokyo ”

Haruko is very fun loving. She is very flexible. Change as we go. I had one must to do list that is Tsukiji market and she did her best to show me around. This is the start of the busy season, there is too many people to really stop and tell stories. I wanted also to see the old and the new in tokyo and she just keep going. Every question ask, she tries to help me understand why.

Haruko:

Dear Yu, Thank you for your review! Yes! It was a very crowded and busy day in high season. Hope you enjoyed cherry blossoms we saw in Sugamo and could buy some Hanko seals for your friends! Haruko

IRIT IRIT Israel ( Couple )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ We’d highly recommend Haruko as a tour guide. ”

We met Haruko on our first day in Tokyo. She is very pleasant lady mostly knowledgeable and professional!! Haruko was very atttentive to all our needs and requests. We booked an additional tour with Haruko Latet this week.

Haruko:

Dear Irit, Thank you so much for writing such a thoughtful review for me! I am so happy to know that you enjoyed the half-day tour with me. Lookimg forward to seeing you tomorrow again and please enjoy your days in Tokyo! Haruko

Matt Matt United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Haruko made our trip to Tokyo amazing! ”

My wife, my son and I traveled to Tokyo for vacation and hired Haruko as a guide for 2 days. She was very knowledgeable about the city and really made our visit special. In particular, she knew how to keep our 10-year old son engaged (which is no easy feet). She listen to our requests before we got there and catered the tour specifically to our needs. If anyone every asked me about ideas for a trip to Tokyo, hiring Haruko would be the first suggestion I would give. Thank you Haruko!

Haruko:

Matt, thank you so much for writing such a wnoderful review for me! I am so happy to know that you enjoyed the tour as much as I did. I won’t forget sweet Max’s smile! Hope to see your lovely family again. Thank you and please send my regards to Sara and Max.

Lisa Lisa United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Excellent English fluent guide ”

Haruko was the perfect guide for our family. Her English skills are amazing- completely up to date vocabulary and expressions. She was very flexible in lingering where we were most interested and clearly knows her history. I would highly recommend her for your Tokyo tour. She's also a lovely person!

Haruko:

Lisa, thank you for writing such a wonderful review. If I could make your day enjoyable one, it would be my pleasure. I also had a joyful time with your lovely family! Hope to see you again. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Leon Leon Australia
Excellent
11 months ago

“ A lovely guide who speaks English very well ”

Haruko was sensational. She met us at the airport and effortlessly took us around Tokyo to our various set meetings. She was always on time and very helpful. We would definitely use Haruko again.

Haruko:

Leon-san, thank you for writing such a special review for me! I truly enjoyed the “unusual” day! Looking forward to seeing you again! Thank you. Haruko

J J Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Thank you Haruko! ”

Haruko guided our clients in Tokyo for 2 full day. Our clients enjoyed the tours and we would use her services again in the future. She was also great to work with before the tour!

Haruko:

Thank you for writing a thoughtful review for me. I am very happy to know that the guests enjoyed the tour. I also had a wonderful time with them. I will be more than happy to guide your clients again! Thank you. Haruko

Angela Angela United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Fish Market Visit ”

She did an amazing job~ Helpful, friendly and full of information! Great English!

Haruko:

Hello, Angela! Thank you for writing such a wonderful review so quickly. I am so happy to know you enjoyed the fish market tour and it was my great pleasure to meet you and your beautiful family! Hope you will come back to Japan soon. I am always willing to help you to visit Sumo stable! Please send my best regards to everybody. Haruko

Kathleen Kathleen United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ A memorable morning ”

My daughter and I only had two days in Tokyo and since we have always enjoyed private guides, I decided Haruko seemed like she would fit right into our "girls adventure". We found Haruko to be very fluent in English, personable, informative, and patient. She did more than she had to do. I mentioned that we were interested in Japanese fabrics so she took us to her custom kimono tailor and they were very welcoming, although they obviously were busy with customers, and the visit was fascinating. Thank you Haruko!

Haruko:

Kathleen, thank you for writing such a wonderful review! It was my great pleasure to be a part of your “girls adventure” The kimono shop is one of my favorites and they are always happy to introduce Japanese fabrics to foreign guests. If you could enjoy seeing and touching them, that makes me more than happy! Please send Kathy my best regards. Thank you. Haruko p.s. I learned a lot about camera angle from you!

David David Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ A great overview of Tokyo in just one day ”

Haruko provided a wonderfull experience for us and we were able to get a great overview of Tokyo in just one day. When we checked into our hotel there was a welcome card from Haruko confirming our meeting time for the following day, a very nice touch. I would highly recommend Haruko Regards David

Haruko:

Thank you for your great review, David! I was wondering how your rest of the trip was going. I am happy to know that you and Christine enjoyed the tour. I also had a wonderful time with you. Hope to see you again! Thank you! Haruko

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

“ Leaving the Ciity ”

Haruko met us at our hotel and we left for Lake Ashi where we cruised on the lake and enjoyed the cool mountain air. Haruko was a great guide and got us back and forth without any issues.

Haruko:

Thank you for the thoughtful review, Keli! I also had a great time with your family. It was lucky that we could have seen a part of Mt.Fuji in this season. Please come back again to see a whole Mt.Fuji! Thank you. Haruko

Drany Drany United States
Excellent
1 year ago

“ tsukiji fish market ”

Haruko was friendly and informative. As we walked around the market, she explained the history of the market. We could not have navigated the market; it was like a maze.

Haruko:

Drany, thank you for your kind review! It was great pleasure for me to spend the morning with you! Hope you will enjoy rest of your stay in Japan and mochi which you bought at the market. Haruko

r R United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Exceptionally Knowledgeable and Engaging Guide ”

Our experience with Haruko was absolutely 5 stars. She is a Tokyo veteran with deep knowledge of the city's history, its culture, and must-see sights. Her professionalism, responsiveness, and warmth made our first day's in Japan easy and memorable. We highly recommend her.

Haruko:

Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback. I also had a fabulous time with you! I hope you will enjoy rest of your stay in Japan. Have a safe trip! Haruko

Linda Linda United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ very kind and helpful ”

our family had a very pleasant day with Haruko. we visited the places we had organized together. she was helpful and provided us maps, explained the tokyo transportation system, and answered many of our questions. it was a valuable introduction and orientation to the city.

Haruko:

Thank you so much for such a nice review, Linda. It was my great pleasure to have guided you and your wonderful family. Hope you had a great time in Kyoto as well and see you again! Please send my regards to your family. Haruko

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

“ Such a lovey guide! ”

Haruko was the best. She had such great energy and knowledge of Tokyo. I was traveling with my 8 year old son so needed someone who was patient and flexible all of which she was. She was playful with my son and shared lots of interesting facts with us about her home. I highly recommend spending the day with Haruko. I will recommend her to family and friends for sure when they are in town.

Haruko:

Jessica, thank you so much for your kind review! I am happy to know that you enjoyed the tour as much as I did. I had a truly wonderful time with thoughtful mama and little gentleman. Even though we had a very hot day after a typhoon, we walked a lot and had fun! Hope to see you again! Thank you so much for sharing your time with me!

Stephanie Stephanie United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Amazing tour guide - FANTASTIC! ”

Haruko is an excellent tour guide. Coming from the U.S. and only have three full days in Tokyo, we used her as our guide the first day. We knew we wanted to go to the fish market, but otherwise really left it up to her. She planned a great fun-filled day for us, seeing six different sites, and took us to a fabulous lunch and taught us how to use the Metro with ease. She is very knowledgeable about Tokyo and Japanese history as a whole. I would definitely recommend her!

Haruko:

Thank you for your kind review, Stephanie! I am so happy to hear that you had fun with my Tokyo Highlights Tour! I also enjoyed visiting the sites and pleasant talk with you! Hope to see you again and see your children next time! Haruko

minerva Minerva United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ best sushi ”

she showed us the inner and outer market then after the tour of the market she took us to a sushi restaurant and was the best we have ever tasted. she also suggested an excellent restaurant for a kaiseki dinner . it is very easy to understand her as she has been to the united states and her english is excellent therefore we understood all her explanations and comments

Haruko:

Thank you so much for your kind review, Minerva! I also had a wonderful time with you and your family. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour and also liked the restaurant I had recommended. Hope to see you again in the near future!

Donald Donald United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Wonderful tour of fish market & trip to Asakusa ”

We thoroughly enjoyed our day touring with Haruko. Our group included my wife, our 20 year-old niece, and our 3.5 year old son. Haruko did a great job making things fun for our little guy, such as bringing bubbles to play with while we waited to board the water taxi at Hama-rikyu garden and finding a great shaved-ice spot at the fish market. Highly recommended.

Haruko:

Donald-san, Thank you very much for your kind review! I also had such a great day with four of you. I am glad your son loved the bubbles. He was so adorable when he was chasing around the bubble, wasn't he? Hope to see you again near future! Please give my best wishes to all. Haruko

Rex Rex United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Tokyo day tour ”

Flexible, was great. Knew a lot about Tokyo, keeping the tour efficient. Very friendly, good English speakers. Thank you for taking care of my wife and son.

Haruko:

Hello, Rex! Thank you for your kind review! I had a great time with your wife and son. How was your trip to Hakone? Hope they enjoyed it and move to Tokyo in near future! Haruko

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

“ Wonderful morning at the Tsujiki fish market! ”

Haruko is an outstanding guide and was extremely accommodating to our family’s needs. She was flexible and let us choose where we wanted to go and would recommend different shops and food stalls to stop. At each of these little vendors she encouraged us to try the different types of Japanese delicacies. We had sushi for breakfast and she took us to an amazing little restaurant that served the freshest sushi. Haruko was very engaging with our two boys (9 and 10) and knew how to make the experience fun for them as well. I even received an email from her afterwards with more interesting facts about the fish market, that she didn’t have time to explain to us on the tour. We really enjoyed our time with Haruko and are sure you will too - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Haruko:

Hello, Nina! Thank you very much for the great review. It was my pleasure to spend a wonderful time with you and your family. I respect your curiosity and understandings toward the different food culture. Hope you enjoy the food you bought at the Tsukiji Fish Market! Please come back to Japan someday to find more about Japanese food! Say hello to Max and Alex!

Beverly Beverly United States
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Excellent Tour ”

Haruko is an excellent tour guide. Very friendly and knowledgeable. The tour was perfectly paced and appropriate for my mother and I. Thanks Haruko! Highly recommended.

Haruko:

Thank you for the kind review, Beverly! I also enjoyed exploring Tokyo with you and your charming mother. Hope that you and your family come back again and enjoy other charms of Japan! Haruko

Paula Paula United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ A fabulous guide! ”

Haruko exceeded my expectations in every way. She picked out the most important sites for me to see in a short time, as well as explaining all about their significance and their history. I asked for her to arrange a tea ceremony and she did. She is an absolutely delightful woman who is smart , educated articulate, informed and a delight to be with. I can't say enough about how wonderful she was and how she made my trip to Tokyo the memory of a lifetime.

Haruko:

Hello, Paula! Thank you for joining my tour and for your wonderful comments. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed a beautiful day in Tokyo. I also enjoyed talking with you about many topics of your country and Japan! Hope to see you again!

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

“ Great Guide! ”

Haruko was an amazing guide in Tokyo. A one day tour brought us to many great places, and some we really enjoyed and went back! She was incredibly knowledgeable of the history and culture. I really appreciated our day with her and I highly recommend her services! We also had our 9 year old boy and she was wonderful with him and brought/showed things that would keep him entertained. Great guide!

Haruko:

Hi, Erin! Thank you for joining my tour and the review. I am very glad to hear you had enjoyed a day in Tokyo. I also enjoyed spending a day with such a wonderful family! Hope to see you again!

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