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Dai

Licensed Guide
(79) Reviews
$ 34 Hourly rate
Reviews ( 79 )
Ann Ann United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Most comprehensive Tokyo tour ”

We would not have been able to see as many sights in Tokyo on our own. Tokyo is very crowded especially in tourist sites and subways. Dai navigated us through the crowds and the subway maze with ease. Dai organized day so that one day we used all day subway ticket on first day and another day with our JR pass. He even knew which subway car was more efficient to get out to where the exit or transfer was. He brought us to authentic nontouristy tonkatsu and sushi restaurants. To round out our experience, he also brought us to monster cafe and robot restaurants and hedgehog pet cafe and even saved us money with coupons for these restaurants. He also brought my son to arcade with virtual reality experience and the samurai museum.

Dai:

Thank you so much for taking a moment of your precious time for me, Ann. It was my great pleasure to show you around Tokyo both days together. I really enjoyed sharing a FUN time with you and your amazing son. I believe you could enjoy your stay in Hakone, Kyoto as well after my tour. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your family. Thanks a million !!!

Richard Richard United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ A superb guide ”

We presented Dai with a unique problem: a tour planned months ago that would now take place with a typhoon bearing down on Tokyo. Dai was creative. Together, we kept one eye on the weather and the other on the sights...and made it all work. He's a charming, knowledgeable, flexible professional. We had a great day with a terrific guide.

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a thoughtful comment, Richard-san. Yes, that's right. Because of a typhoon, today's tour was very hard for me. But fortunately or whatever, we made it. Thank you very much for your kind cooperation ! I do hope you will have super wonderful days in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima and Hakone. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your super cool son. Thanks a million !!!

Scott Scott United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Personalized Tour Guide ”

Dai did an amazing job introducing us to Tokyo and planning the day based on a mix of Tokyo highlights and what our kids wanted to do. We have two boys age 21 & 19 and wanted to see anime so Dai weaved in a stop at Akihabara. Dai is extremely knowledgeable of what subway line to take, restaurants to visit and attractions to see in Tokyo. With his pre-planning of the days sights, the day went smoothly and stress free. It was very enjoyable to spend the day in Tokyo with Dai as our guide. We highly recommend Dai as your guide while in Tokyo.

Dai:

Thank you so much for a considerate review, Scott. It was my great pleasure to show you around Tokyo. I was super happy I could share the time with you and your amazing family. I'm so glad to hear that your awesome two sons enjoyed spending the time in Akihabara and Ikebukuro. I hope to see you again sometime in the future. Please take good care of yourself and send my best regards to your family. Thanks a million !!!

Paula Paula Australia ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Great way to orientate to Tokyo and cover a lot of ground ”

We had a wonderful day and half wih Dai, who suggested a great itinerary for us but was also flexible to accomodate our interests along the way. We didn’t want to do a group tour and wanted to discover Tokyo ourselves and Dai helped us do that and was terrific in explaining customs, differences and “how to navigate” our way around Japan. Thanks Dai for a professional and fun couple of days.

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a thoughtful review, Paula. It was my great pleasure to show you around Tokyo on both days. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed my tour. It was so much fun to talk and share the time with you and your amazing family. Enjoy the rest of your vacation in Tokyo and Kyoto and have much fun in Naeba, Fuji Rock Festival !!! And please take good care of youeself and give my best regards to your family, Robb, Harriet and Charlotte. Thanks a million !!! Cheers mate !!!

Reesha Reesha United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ 1 day in Tokyo ”

We were referred Dai through a coworker of mine in Chicago. He was very nice, talkative, and made it so we were able to do many things in one day! He gave a lot of great suggestions, and because it was so personalized, we really enjoyed it. Dai is an excellent tour guide! We are used to using big travel companies such as Gate One travel and Trafalgar, but this was an excellent way to start the vacation!!! Definitely recommend Dai!!!

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful review, Reesha. It was my great pleasure to show you around Tokyo. I’m so glad to hear that you could enjoy my tour. It was so much fun to share the time with you and your awesome family. Enjoy the rest of your vacation in Japan ! And please give my best regards to your family. Thanks a million !!!

Isabel Isabel United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ 1 Day in Tokyo and 1 Day in Hakone ”

Dai provided our group of 9 with 2 fun-filled days. Dai was very patient and accommodated the needs of everyone in our group. Without him, we would not have seen half the places we did! He made navigating the transportation systems of both Tokyo and Hakone a breeze. I wish we had more time in Japan. Next time we will go in early April like Dai suggested. We would definitely hire Dai again!!

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful review, Isabel. It was absolutely my great pleasure to show you around Tokyo and Hakone. It was a bit hard for me to manage such a large number of people. But it was so so much fun to share the time with you and your awesome family. Yes, I hope you will come back to Japan in April to view the cherry blossoms. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your family and friends. Thanks a million !!!

Alison Alison United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ One Day in Tokyo. ”

We had a group of four and we were only in Tokyo for the day. What we truly appreciated about Dat is that he was punctual and made sure we got the most experience out of our day. Dai took us on the subway and so getting from place to place was very convenient. In addition, when visiting temples he explained traditions and customs. He was very knowledgable and I would recommend his services to anyone. Dai was excellent.

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a great review, Alison. It was my great pleasure to show you around Tokyo. Next time if you have more days in Japan, I will show you around other cities as well. I believe you could enjoy staying in Thailand after visiting Japan. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your family and friends. Thanks a million !!!

Meg Meg United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Very knowledgeable ”

Dai picked us up promptly at 9 am. He was even a bit early. He had the day planned based on the areas we wanted to see. He had researched the best stores to take us to based on what we wanted to purchase. He gave us thorough information about each area or sight he took us to. Even though we ran a bit overtime he took the time to bring us back to our hotel so we wouldn’t get lost. We would highly recommend Dai as a tour guide for Tokyo.

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a thoughtful review, Meg. Though it was rainy, I had a very enjoyable time with you and your amazing family. I'm so glad to hear that Peter is very happy with his knives. I believe you could enjoy staying in Hakone and Kyoto as well after my tour. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your family. Thanks a million !!!

Brian Craig Brian United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ 1 Day tour of Tokyo with Dai ”

Dai was amazing. We have three children and traveling with Dai felt like traveling with a local relative. We loved him, but even more importantly, the kids adored him. If he wasn’t booked for the remainder of our trip, we certainly would have extended our booking. Needless to say though, thanks to Dai, we were able to travel Tokyo by subway with confidence.

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful review, Brian. It was absolutely my great pleasure to show you around Tokyo. I had a super amazing time with you, your beautiful wife and of course, your super awesome children. You should be proud of your lovely smart children. I miss them so so much. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your AWESOME family. Thanks a million !!!

Mark Mark United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Getting to know Tokyo in 48 hours. ”

We had a great two days with Dai. He was well organized with our itinerary, flexible, on time, and knowledgeable. My daughter and I felt very comfortable with him and after spending two days riding the subways we think we can now do it on our own. We highly recommend him as a guide in Tokyo.

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a thoughtful comment, Mark. It was absolutely my great pleasure to show you around Tokyo. I had super amazing 2 days with you and your awesome daughter. I’m so glad to hear that you could enjoy my tour. I really hope to see you again sometime in the near future. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your beautiful daughter, Cara. Thanks a million !!!

Kara Kara United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ An Amazing Day in Tokyo with Dai ”

We had such a great time and experience in Tokyo with Dai. He responded promptly to our inquiries prior to our tour. He researched specific places that we wanted to visit and allowed us to adjust and set the pace of the tour depending on our interests. He was an excellent guide that was very knowledgeable and accommodating. During the tour, Dai recommended some amazing local foods to eat and taught us about Japanese etiquette and culture. Thank you Dai for giving us such an amazing and unforgettable experience in Tokyo!

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a considerate review, Kara. It was my great pleasure to show you around Tokyo. I also had an amazing time with you and your awesome family. I was lucky because your daughters are splendid. Enjoy the rest of your days in Kyoto and Osaka as well. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your wonderful family. Thanks a million !!! Mahalo nui loa !!! A hui hou !!!

Delia Delia United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Tokyo and Hakone 2 Days ”

Super friendly guide. We booked 2 days Hakone and Tokyo with Dai. He met us in advance at our hotel to book our train the next day to Hakone. Even helped us booking our train to Kyoto which is not part of his tour. Dai is easy to talk to and very organized in our tour. Restaurants he suggested are also very good. He even brought us towels to use for our foot bath in Hakone. He is simply a thoughtful person and we appreciate his time with us.

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful review, Delia. It was my great pleasure to show you around Tokyo and Hakone. It was super fun time to share the time with you and your family. I believe you had amazing days in Kyoto as well after my tour. I hope to see you again sometime in the future. Please take good care of yourself and send my best regards to your family ( Ben, Richard and George ) and friend, Felicita. Thanks a million !!! Muchas Gracias !!!

Jacquelyn Jacquelyn United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Tokyo Visit Was Amazing ”

Dai was an awesome tour guide. He took us around the city, was extremely knowledgeable of what routes to take, restaurants to visit, and even has a pretty good mastery of Spanish. He’s visited over 150 countries as well, so it was also extremely fun to talk with him about his experiences. We had a great day in Tokyo thanks to Dai. He’s the best!

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such an amazing review, Jacquelyn. It was my great pleasure to guide you around Tokyo. It was so much fun to talk to you and your awesome family. I hope you will have wonderful days in Tokyo and Kyoto as well. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your fantastic family. Thanks a million !!!

Dmitriy Dmitriy United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Great tours in Tokyo! ”

This was our first time in Japan and we only had two days to see Tokyo area. We could have not picked a better guide than Dai. Both mornings he met us at our hotel lobby and took us to the tours. We saw temples, shines, busy shopping streets and Tokyo Electric town. We took train to Hakone area and enjoyed the lake, hot springs, views and open area musium. Dai introduced us to local food and expanded many things about local traditions and life. Dai is very organized, knowledge and professional. He even had towels so we could dry our feet after enjoying hot spring in Hakone. Every day after the tour he brought us back to our hotel to make sure we didn’t get lost in supper busy Tokyo metro system. Many thanks Dai for our wonderful two days in Tokyo! Dmitriy and family.

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful review, Dmitriy. It was absolutely my great pleasure to show you around Tokyo and Hakone. I’m so glad to hear that you could enjoy my tour both days together. It was so much fun to share the time with you and your awesome family. I hope you will have amazing days in Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima and other cities in Japan. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your super wonderful family. Thanks a million !!!

Nicole Nicole Australia
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Day Tour of Tokyo ”

We spent a FULL day with Dai exploring eastern Tokyo - Tsujikii, Asakusa, Ueno, Akihabara and Imperial Palace. Dai met us at our hotel and dropped us back 8 hours later - exhausted but somewhat enlightened after our first day in Japan. Dai was kind enough to introduce some newbies to Japan to the Tokyo Metro, ATMs, and enough basic language and etiquette to get us of to a great start for the rest of our journey. Dai is a calm, interesting and attentive host with a dry sense of humor - I can definely recommend a day tour in Tokyo with Dai.

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a nice review, Nicole. It was my great pleasure to show you around Tokyo. I'm so glad to hear that it became a good start for your exploring Japan. I really enjoyed sharing the time with you and your amazing family. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your family. Thanks a million !!! Cheers mate !!!

Roberta Roberta United States ( Friends )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Tour of Hakone ”

Dai is very personable with excellent English skills. His organization of our trip fromTokyo to Hakone was perfect. We were there during Golden Week but the way he organized our itinerary we avoided the bad crowds. Our tour was fro 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM (including all the transportation) so Dai was very generous with his time and kept us on schedule. Also the lunch spot he picked was wonderful. Dai's only limitation is that he could provide a little more narrative--a little more history. But he did give us good details about every place we visited. Overall we would recommend Dai enthusiastically.

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a thoughtful review, Bobbie. That was a long day, wasn’t it ? Yes, we did the Hakone Day Trip on May 5. So it was one of the busiest day of the year. But we made it ( I believe ). Next time if you come back to Japan, I can show you around other cities, but Not during Golden Week. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your friend. Thanks a million !!!

Marilyn Marilyn United States ( Friends )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Rained But Still A Great Day in Tokyo ”

The day started with rain but Dai rearranged the schedule so that we saw everything we wanted. Dai has a wonderful quiet but efficient manner in guiding and took good care of us. Gave us lots of good information. I highly recommend Dai as a guide.

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a thoughtful review, Marilyn. Yes, it was a heavy rain in the morning but after lunch fortunately rain stopped and the sun came out. And we had a wonderful day together. I hope you will enjoy the trips of cruise ship around the world. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your family. Thanks a million !!!

Richard Richard United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ One Day Tour In Tokyo ”

Dai was our guide for the day and we had a great time. He put together a plan for us and we were able to keep on schedule. Dai has a great personality and sense of humor that makes the tour very enjoyable. He is very knowledgeable of the sights and the underlying history. He was able to handle any questions we asked throughout the tour. We also enjoyed an nice lunch along the way. I would not hesitate recommending Dai for your tour. You will learn quite a bit and have fun along the way. Thank you for the great tour!

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a great review, Richard-san. It was my great pleasure to guide you around Tokyo. Yes, absolutely we had an amazing time together. It was so much fun to share the time with you and of course, your super wonderful sons. That became one of my memorable days. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your super awesome family. Thanks a million !!!

Mariana Mariana United States ( Solo )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ If you like to travel, you have to meet Dai ”

Dai is everything you expect from a tour guide and more. Very professional, hospitable, and attentive. Also, he's been almost everywhere (including my hometown!) so is a very interesting person to know if you like to travel. Excellent English and knows some Spanish which is even better for me. I wanted to go everywhere and he made it happened and adjusted schedule to my liking. He is knowledgeable of the history, culture and other activities/attractions of Tokyo. I learned about the religious traditions and costumes which I'm very grateful. Suggested places that where cool. Best tour guide. Good luck too

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful review, Mariana. It was my great pleasure to show you around Tokyo. I was super happy that I could share a fun time with you. Especially it was so much fun to talk to you about world-traveling and food. I hope to see you again sometime in the future. Thanks a million !!! Muchas Gracias, amiga !!! Cuidate !!!

Linda Linda United States ( Friends )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Tokyo Ultimate Tour ”

I am a travel agent heading up a small custom group through Japan for three weeks. Dai is the gold standard of tour guides. He was our guide for two full day tour in Tokyo. Dai has traveled the world, he was very aware of how to get us around Tokyo extremely efficiently (time connections, costs, best routing, best food). Dai was very thoughtful and caring to each each person in my group. I have traveled to many amazing destinations and I never had a private guide with such impeccable guiding and caring skills. Rating 10 gold stars

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a considerate review, Linda. It was my great pleasure to show you around Tokyo. And I was truly glad that I could have a fun time with you and your clients. I learned a lot of things from you. It becomes the knowledge to the future for me. I hope to see you again sometime in the future. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your amazing family. Thanks a million !!! with GINORMOUS appreciation.

Kelli Kelli United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Awesome Tokyo Day Trip ”

Dia was a wonderful tour guide. He made sure to ask us our interests and planned our stops with them in mind. We used the subway system all day because it stopped closer to all of our locations. Dai had no trouble navigating and kept us in the loop the whole time. He had great recommendations for shopping and food. We came late during cherry blossom season and he even asked if we could change one of our locations so that we could see more blooms. I would highly recommend Dai as your guide!

Dai:

Thank you so much for a kind review, Kelli. It was my great pleasure to show you around Tokyo. I really enjoyed sharing a fun time with you, guys. Yes, your tour date was supposed to be on time to see cherry blossoms but Spring has come earlier than usual this year. So I changed the place and you could enjoy viewing cherry blossoms. I was so happy I could see your smile. I hope to see you again sometime soon. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your husband. Thanks a million !!!

MIKE MIKE United States ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Best Guide in Tokyo ”

This was my first time to Japan and while I have long wanted to travel here, I felt it might be overwhelming to visit. I was lucky enough to have Dai as my guide for two days. He was fantastic. He put together the perfect agenda for our tour and was always open to last minute changes and requests. I had my parents with me who are limited in their ability to walk. Dai was amazing with them and found ways to ensure all of us were happy. He took us to two lunch places that were wonderful and certainly not something I could have found on my own. If you're looking for the best guide in Tokyo - look no further. In Dai you have found the most knowledgeable and friendly guide. He is a wonderful gentleman and am so grateful we had time with him in Tokyo. Mahalo nui loa Dai!

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful review, Mike-san. It was absolutely my great pleasure to show you around Tokyo. That was totally memorable two days with you, your parents and friend " Big John ". I was super happy I could share the time with you. I learned so much from you about Hawaiian culture, tradition and the beauty of nature. I've been to many places around the world but never been to Hawaii before. Definitely I will go to Hawaii to see you and hang out. I hope you will have amazing days in Kyoto and Osaka as well. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your family and friend. Thanks a million !!! Mahalo nui loa Mike-san ! A hui hou !

Alice Alice United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Dai was great! ”

He was on time and spoke great english. Very knowledgeable and pleasant. He has traveled the world and been to more countries than anyone I’ve met. Would use again.

Dai:

Thank you so much for a kind review, Alice. It was my pleasure to show you around Tokyo. You were super lucky because the weather was perfect and Cherry Blossoms in Ueno Park were full in bloom, it was actually earlier than usual. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your family. Thanks a million !!!

Jill Jill Australia ( Solo )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Great couple of days touring with Dai! ”

I had 2 full days with Dai with one day in Hakone and another day in Kawagoe. Dai is just great! Very organised and well planned. The days were quite packed but Dai seemed to know the best way to get around with tight connections, to squeeze as much into the day as possible.He is easy going and friendly. The days were full on but Dai was flexible and allowed me more time in some spots and we moved on quickly if I had finished at other spots. Knowing my interest in food, he introduced me to a lot of new Japanese flavours! He is officially THE most well travelled person I have ever met and has a lot of stories about his adventures. It makes for interesting conversation and he is very easy to talk to. I asked him all sorts of questions about Japan and the Japanese way of life. And he was very happy to share his opinions and insights with me. If I ever need a guide in the Tokyo region again, I would not hesitate to call Dai again.

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a thoughtful review, Jill. It was my great pleasure to show you around Hakone and Kawagoe. You've been to Japan many times so you know very well about our culture, tradition and especially FOOD. I'm so impressed with your knowledge. And it was so much fun to share the time with you. So next time if you come back to Japan, I would love to show you around other cities in the Kanto region. I'm really looking forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks a million !!! Cheers mate !!!

Geoff Geoff United States ( Solo )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Five Stars and More Guide ”

I had a wonderful experience being guided around Tokyo and the Hakone by Dai. He was flexible as to where we toured adjusting easily to my requests and some weather challenges we were presented with. Dai was very organized, promp, informative, and especially knowledgeable about the what, when and where of the expansive transportation systems of Tokyo and beyond. When in the Hakone be sure to visit the Open Air Sculpture Museum and don't miss soaking your feet in the hot springs. You will not be disappointed spending time with this delightful and interesting professional guide.

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful review, Geoff. It was my great pleasure to show you around Tokyo and Hakone. Actually the weather was not good together on both days of Tokyo and Hakone. So to me, it was not only challenging but also thought-provoking experience. Especially in Hakone, it was just after the heavy snowing day, so every transportation were changeable. That was a long day, wasn't it ? But you were always encouraging me and finally we made it ! And you have many stories and jokes so I learned tons of things from you. I really really enjoyed and was super HAPPY I could share the time with you. Please enjoy the rest of days in Japan and give my best regards to your amazing family. Thanks a million !!!

Gaither Gaither United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ 3 Days in Tokyo ”

My son (16) and I spent our first 3 days in Tokyo with Dai as our guide, and I don't think we could possibly have done any better. He is very knowledgeable and experienced (he is an avid traveler himself, which helps a lot!). But in addition to those qualities, he is also helpful, efficient, thoughtful, and kind. He helped us navigate the mass transit system in Tokyo and made it seems so easy that it never even occurred to us that it might actually be difficult to most newcomers. He always had everything well-planned out, but never made us feel like we were pressed for time or "on the clock." If we wanted to spend a little more time in a certain place, he always made us feel like we had all the time in the world (even though I'm sure we didn't...). The days were packed and well-planned out, but we never felt pressured for time. Dai ultimately took us to multiple Buddhist Temples and Shinto Shrines, some traditional gardens, the Imperial Palace, the Tsukiji Fish Market, Shibuya Crossing, up >1,000 on the Tokyo Skytree for an amazing view, to a museum (our request), and multiple shopping districts. We are gamers and anime fans, and so he spent lots of time taking us to places in Akihabara, Sunshine City, etc., where we could really get our geek on! He took us to some of the themed cafes as well (hedgehog café, maid café, etc.). We ate amazing food at all the places that Dai took us to. Overall, I'm not sure that by ourselves we could have packed all of that into 6 days, much less 3! And it was such a good time! But perhaps more important than all of that, Dai is a kind and attentive person. No detail seems to escape his notice. I noticed that several of the other reviews talked about Dai walking really fast. We didn't notice this (granted, we live in Western Colorado, and hiking is in the blood...). Certainly, Dai was capable of going fast, but he was so careful to match our pace rather than the other way around. If we were game to speed up, he would speed up to match us. If we wanted to slow down and catch our breath, or perhaps spend a little more time shopping or sightseeing in an area, Dai would immediately sense this (without us even having to say anything) and would give us time. Again, he is a very considerate person. Another thing I would like to say about Dai is that his linguistic skills are excellent! He of course speaks spectacular English, but to my delight, he was also a patient teacher of Japanese. I had been trying to pick up some Japanese for the past few weeks, and though my skill level was still quite poor, Dai would carefully correct or encourage me, as the situation dictated. I also speak some Spanish, and my son speaks German. What a great surprise when Dai would talk to us in those languages as well! (not that these are languages of fluency for him, but it just goes to show you how well-rounded, well-traveled, and educated he is!). Finally, let me speak to Dai's flexibility. Based on our likes and preferences, Dai had carefully set up a 3 day agenda. However, at the end of day 2, my son was realizing that maybe he had requested too much time shopping and not enough time seeing cultural sites. I spoke to Dai to see if there was any way that we could re-configure the schedule of the 3rd day. I was worried it might be too hard, given that it was so last-minute, and given that Dai had planned very carefully. I told him not to worry about it if it was going to be too much work or too difficult. But not only did he make some big changes for us on the spur of the moment, but he did it amazingly well, and with a great attitude. Anyway, I could go on and on, but suffice to say, Dai is great!!! We highly recommend him!!! You can't do any better!!! The Bynums

Dai:

Thank you so so much for giving me such a thoughtful review, Gaither. It was absolutely my great pleasure to show you around Tokyo. That was an AMAZING 3-Day Tour. I was so happy I could share the time with you and your wonderful and smart son, Gaither. I really really enjoyed talking about World Traveling, Beautiful your Homeland and some languages, especially Spanish with you. I learned so many things from you. And one of the most amazing moment was luch time of our second day. You and your son bravely tried NATTO for the very first time !!! I was so glad you tried Natto which is traditional Japanese food. I'm also trying new, strange or unique things when I'm traveling overseas. Anyway, thank you so much for sharing your precious time with me. I hope you will have a Fantastic time in Tokyo 3 more days. Please give my best regards to your family. Keep on Traveling !!! Thanks a million !!!

Jeremy Jeremy United States
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Wonderful tour guide ”

Dai was a wonderful tour guide. He is well traveled around the world and very knowledgable about Japanese history and culture. I would recommend him to anyone that would like to see the sights of Tokyo!

Dai:

Thank you so much for a kind review, Jeremy. It was my great pleasure to show you around Tokyo. I was so happy I could share the time with you and your beautiful girlfriend. I believe you could enjoy staying in Japan after my tour as well. Please give my best regards to your girlfriend, Angelica. Thanks a million !!!

Avice Avice Singapore ( Family with kids )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Excellent guide for tokyo ”

My folks had a wonderful and happiest day tour with Dai. He made everyone at ease and comfortable. He showed his professionalism. He brought us to the places we requested. He was very friendly and gentleman. Will definitely recommend him to my friends and relatives if they come to Japan. Keep it up Dai. Hope we can meet up again in future. Thank you Dai.

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful review, Avice. Actually it was so much fun to share the time with your amazing family. I really enjoyed walking, chatting and of course, shopping with your folks. Please give my kindest regards to your AWESOME family !!! I hope you will have a wonderful time in Osaka as well. And next time, yes, I would love to show you around Tokyo or other cities in Japan. I look forward to seeing you again sometime in the near future. Thanks a million !!!

Katie Katie United States ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Tokyo in 5 hours ”

We had the BEST day with Dai. We had a short 48 hours in Tokyo and asked Dai to design a first morning for us that would help us maximize our time wisely. We saw a highlight of the city and he helped us learn the train system and took us to a delicious sushi lunch. Because of our time with him, we felt comfortable on our own later and we truly felt like we got the most that we possibly could out of the fascinating wonderful city with the little time that we had. Dai was a delight- happy, smiley, super knowledgable and fun. There was no awkwardness, he was comfortable without being annoying and just a really fun guy to spend the day with- I felt like we were hanging out with an old friend who was a local. He was early and right where he was supposed to be and never pushy with us- he made the day what we wanted and followed our lead. He has traveled the world and it was lots of fun to talk to him about it. I can't recommend him enough- I would not HESITATE to book some time with Dai and let him show you his city!

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such an amazing review, Katie. It was absolutely my great pleasure to show you around Tokyo. It was a short time but so much fun to talk with you about various things. And I learned a lot from you. Next time if you came back to Japan, I would love to show you around another spots in Tokyo and other cities in Japan. Please give my best regards to your family. Thanks a million !!!

Frank Frank United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ we loved having Dai as our Tokyo Guide! ”

We always look for people to give us an insight to the culture, history and geography of places we visit. Dai was very informational, great at maneuvering throughout the city and we got to see so much in one day! We also loved the fact that he was a world traveler with a great understanding of what we needed out of our trip to Japan!

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful review, Frank. It was my great pleasure to show you around Tokyo. I was so happy I could share the time with you. And it was so much fun to talk with you about world traveling. I believe you enjoyed staying in Hakone and Kyoto as well. Please give my best regards to your beautiful wife, Maryam. I hope to see you again sometime in the near future. Thanks a million !!!

Hazel Hazel Japan ( Family with kids )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ A fantastic guide! ”

Having Dai as our guide was such a great start to our trip! As backpackers pre kids, we were somewhat hesitant to hire a guide but thankfully we did! Dai made sure he tailored the itinerary to things that we wanted to cover whilst being flexible with two young children. We were able to do something that kept everyone happy - from the fish markets and amazing sushi, Akihabara and Asakusa. We could not have covered anywhere near as much ground on our own. And this time gave us the skills and confidence to explore the rest of Tokyo on our own for the rest of our stay. Thank you Dai for a wonderful day - my son thought of you throughout the rest of our trip, wondering whether you would enjoy the same food or sights we were seeing. Book Dai - before his schedule fills up!!

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such an amazing review, Hazel. It was absolutely my great pleasure to show you around Tokyo. I was so lucky because your wonderful kids are so smart and patient. So I really had a great time with your family. I believe you could enjoy staying in Japan after my tour as well. Please give my best regards to your family. Thanks a million !!!

Sean Sean United States ( Friends )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Amazing tour in Tokyo! ”

Can’t say enough good things about Dai! It was our first time in Tokyo and had only one free day from business to do a quick overview tour of Tokyo, and Dai took lead and hit every single area we wanted to see, the best part was how patient he was with us with multiple stopping places that we wanted to see. He was great at communicating with locals to help us try new foods and even arranged lunch for us at the oldest ramen establishment in Tokyo! Great job Dai, see you soon!

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a great review, Sean. It was my great pleasure to show you around Tokyo. I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed my tour. I hope your business is going to be great. I’m looking forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks a million !!!

John Chi Cheang John Australia ( Family )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Simply awesome ”

Dai is simply awesome !!! Without hesitation would recommend him. Has good command of English and extremely humble. I had a bucket list of what I wanted to see in Tokyo & this guy did it !! After 8hrs criss-crossing Tokyo , I'm happy that I've had a good taste of what Tokyo can offer. Not only was he a good tour guide , he helped us understand some of the etiquecy of being Japanese .... That's was my highlight. Thank you and best of luck to you Dai !!! Keep on backpacking

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful review, John. It was my great pleasure to show you around Tokyo. I had a great time with you and amazing your family. I hope you will come back to Japan soon, maybe in Spring for viewing cherry blossoms. Please give my best regards to your family. Thanks a million !!!

Che-lou Che-lou United States ( Couple )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Amazing experience ”

He is very cool and awesome! We had so much fun touring around tokyo! I highly recommend Dai!

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me a nice review, Che-lou. Yes, we had a wonderful time together. I believe you could enjoy skiing in Niseko, Hokkaido. I hope you'll come back to Japan soon and let's hang out together again ! Please give my best regards to " Big Mike ". Thanks a million !!!

Erika Erika United States ( Couple )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Day in Tokyo ”

We had an extended layover in Tokyo and spent the day with Dai. This was well worth it. Dai showed us multiple parts of the city, introduced us to unique Japanese food and made great use of the time we had. Dai speaks english very well and is able to answer a lot of questions about Tokyo and its history. We would highly recommend touring with Dai!

Dai:

Thank you so much for a great review, Erika. It was my great pleasure to show you around Tokyo. It was not good enough time to visit most of interesting places in Tokyo, but we had a wonderful time together. Next time if you come back to Japan, I will show you around another amazing places in Tokyo or other cities in Japan. Keep on traveling ! Thanks a million !!!

Graham Graham United Kingdom ( Solo )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Extraordinary good guide ”

Dai is an extraordinary good tour guide. He is proffesional, accommodating, friendly, knowledgeable and charming. His English is impeccable which enabled me to enjoy a relaxed and very enjoyable tour. I would highly recommend Dai to all other travellers wishing to enjoy exploring Japan.

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful review, Graham. It was absolutely my pleasure to show you around. Also I really appreciate your suggestions. I learned so much from you. Thanks a million !!!

Sukhjeet Sukhjeet Netherlands
Excellent
8 months ago

“ A great introduction to Tokyo ”

Dai was a great guide and would recommend this tour for those wanting to see the 'main' sights in a single day.

Dai:

Thank you so much for a kind review, Sukhjeet. It was my great pleasure to show you around Tokyo. And It was so much fun to talk with you and your friends because your group was so international, from UK(Indian origin), Ukraine, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. I learned so much from you guys. Please give my best regards to your family and friends. Thanks a million !!!

Nga Nga United States ( Family )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Excellent Tour guide-Highly Recommend ”

- Very friendly - Speak English very well. - Very flexible to accommodate our various stops of interests. - Dai is a wealth of interesting tidbits and great information everywhere we go!

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a nice review, Nga. We were so lucky. It was a fine day to enjoy autumn leaves, wasn't it ? The perfect fine weather made the color of autumn leaves much more beautiful ! And I'm so glad to hear that you could enjoy the Ultimate Autumn Leaves Tour in Tokyo. Please give my best regards to your husband and don't say " No More Gardens ! ". Next time you come back to Japan again, I will show you around other beautiful Japanese Gardens. Thanks a million !!!

Paul Paul United States ( Friends )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Excellent guide ”

Dai is awesome and very knowledgeable , he moves fast paced so better wear good shoes. Will recommend to friends and faMily. Thank you dai .

Dai:

Thank you so much for your kind comments, Paul. It was my great pleasure to guide you around Tokyo. I hope you will have a nice flight back to LA. Please give my best regards to your family and friends. Thanks a million !!!

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

“ Tokyo Tour ”

Dai did an fantastic job! We saw more of the city than we expected and loved every minute of it! He knows the city so well....streets, subways, sights and more!

Dai:

Thank you so much for your kind review, Angela. It was my great pleasure to show you around Tokyo. It was so much fun to share the time with you and especially your amazing kids. Please give my best regards to your family. Thanks a million !!!

Greg Greg Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Tokyo in a day ”

We had the best introduction to Tokyo with Dai. He was very informative he helped us with any questions we had as well as showing us the sights we were interested in. We were able to customise or tour to give us a good insight in Tokyo’s extensive transportation network. Dai also arranged for us an information pack to help us with the rest of our holiday. There is so much more to see than you think. And his transition of English is very clear. As he is a experienced traveler We found him to be Very organized, knowledgeable, courteous And a great travel guide

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a great review, Greg. It was absolutely my pleasure to show you around Tokyo. I’m so happy Because I could share the time with you. Please send my best regards to your family. Thanks a million !!!

Douglas Douglas United States ( Family )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Knowledgeable, friendly, helpful. ”

See the title. We saw a ton in one day. Only thing is we walked so much our feet hurt! :)

Dai:

Thank you so much for a comment, Douglas. Oh, that’s too bad. I’m so sorry for walking too much for you. But we enjoyed walking and talking each other, right ? (I believe). Thanks a million !!!

Kaye Kaye United States ( Family )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Unique experience with thoughtful guide ”

Our day tour with Dai was a wonderful adventure across Tokyo. He provides insights about culture, history and life in this amazing city. He plans a tour that makes the city inviting and manageable built around your interests. Dai is very efficient and effective in blending time with travel as you move from sight to sight. Because of his extensive travel experience he is sensitive to concerns or questions that another guides might not think of discussing. Dai brings his own enjoyment of travel to his tour. If you want a fun and interesting tour then your guide should be Dai.

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful review, Kaye. It was my great pleasure to show you around Tokyo. I’m so glad to hear that you could enjoy my tour. I hope you will have a wonderful time in Takayama, Kanazawa and Kyoto as well. Please give my best regards to your family. Thanks a million !!!

Mallory Mallory United States ( Family )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Wonderful Day with Dai! ”

Dai was a great guide, I would recommend him to anyone visiting Tokyo/Japan. He met us at our hotel our first morning and planned out a wonderful day for us! He showed us how to use the subway which was very helpful and definitely the easiest way to get around Tokyo. We used the train the rest of our 10 day stay! We visited the fish market, Imperial Palace, Electric Town, Ginza area and Senso Temple. He did a great job answering all of our questions and has traveled the world himself and had a ton of knowledge about various topics. I would highly recommend starting out your trip with a day with Dai! Tokyo is huge and we covered a ton with Dai in just 1 day. He also was able to give us suggestions for our remaining days in Tokyo. The day we spent with Dai was one of the best of the trip!

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful review, Mallory. It was my great pleasure to guide you around Tokyo. It was so much fun to talk with you and your family. Sounds like you enjoyed staying in Japan after my tour as well. I’m so glad to hear that. Please give my best regards to your family. Thanks a million !!!

Benjamin Jr. Benjamin Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Enjoyable Tour ”

We really enjoyed our tour in Tokyo because our tour guide, Dai, was always accommodating to us. He understood our needs and he showed his flexibility in guiding us. He even taught us how to buy train tickets from the ticket vending machine. He can speak english fairly well. He brought us to good restaurants which offered delicious food with resonable prices. We highly recommend Dai to our friends who want to tour Tokyo.

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a kind review, Benjamin. It was my great pleasure to show you around Tokyo. I was so happy I could share the time with you. Hope you will enjoy the rest of your vacation in Osaka. Please give my best regards to your family and friends. Thanks a million !!!

Rachel Rachel United States ( Friends )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Dai goes above and beyond to help you! Great Tour Guide! ”

It was a rainy day during our tour with Dai, but that didnt stop us from having a good time! Dai is flexible, fun, patient. knowledgeable, and friendly. During the tour, he was able to adapt to any changes - whether we wanted a quick bite to eat or spend extra time at store - we never felt rushed. oh, and his english is superb! What impressed me the most about Dai is his helpfulness outside of the actual tour. I had communicated with Dai prior to coming to japan and Dai was always prompt when it came to answering any questions! He even tried to help me purchase tickets for the GHIBLI museum (unfortunately, they were still sold out, but thank you for trying!). While on the tour, he gave me all these flyers for different activities, maps, etc etc - that were extremely helpful during my stay in japan! From Our Group -- THANK YOU DAI for a fun time in TOKYO!

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such an amazing review, Rachel. We had a super wonderful time together. It was absolutely my pleasure to guide you around Tokyo. Next time if you come back to Japan (of course, you will), I would show you around another cities in Japan. I’m looking forward to seeing you in the near future. Thanks a million !!!

Marlis Marlis Canada ( Family with kids )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Wonderful Tour of Tokyo Highlights ”

Hi, Our family of 5 had a day tour of Tokyo with Dai. He put together an itinerary based on our interests and was flexible in altering it according to our requests. He showed us places we would never have found on our own. We saw much more of the city than we ever could have on our own. We packed in so much in 8 hours. Everyone really liked Dai. He was kind, patient, interesting and polite. He paced the tour well and told us great stories! He also made recommendations for our days before and after the tour which were much appreciated. The highlight of our time in Japan was the sushi we had with Dai at the Tsukiji Market. We love sushi and he took us to a place that served excellent sushi and sake for a great price. Thanks to Dai, our family had a terrific time in Tokyo!

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful review, Marlis. It was absolutely pleasure to show you around Tokyo. And it was so much fun to share the time with you. Please give my best regards to your family. Thanks a million !!!

rhodean Rhodean Canada ( Friends )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Dai was great guide and friendly and really enjoyed the day. ”

Dai was a great guide. Friendly and knowledgeable. Had a great day.

Dai:

Thank you so much for joining my tour this time, Rhodean. It was my great pleasure to guide you around Tokyo. Please send my best regards to your family and friends. Thanks a million !!!

simon Simon United States ( Family )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Wonderful way to see Tokyo ”

We had two days with Dai and had a great time, Dai was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to be helpful and accommodate all of our requests. We packed in seeing a lot of different things and there is no way we would have been able to navigate the transport and get to so many diverse places on our own. Thanks Dai !

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a great review, Simon. It was my great pleasure to show you around Tokyo. It was so much fun to share the time with you. Enjoy the rest of your vacation in Japan ! Hope to see you again soon in the future. Please send my regards to your family. Thanks a million !!!

Anne Anne Australia ( Family )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ A fascinating introduction to Tokyo culture. ”

After contacting Dai by email, Dai organised a tour that suited our interests. He came to our hotel and took us by the rail system to so many different parts of the city including the Tsukiji outer fish market, Ameyoko shopping streets in Ueno, electric town (Akihabara) where we also went to a hedgehog cafe (so cute!), Shibuya crossing, Shinjuku Golden-Gai, and “piss alley” . All in one day. Dai was wonderful company, a lovely guy.

Dai:

Thank you so much for a kind review, Anne. It was my great pleasure to guide you around Tokyo. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed my tour. I was so happy you could experience famous hedgehog cafe in Akihabara. Please enjoy the rest of your vacation in Japan. And we are both world-travelers, aren't we ? Keep on traveling !!! Thanks a million !!!

Min Min United States ( Solo )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ A very energetic and knowledgeable guide! ”

Dai-san gave me an eight hour tour of Tokyo. Initially, I only planned to visit Asakusa and Meiji Jingu Shrine. He recommended me Akihabara since I am an anime fan. It was a nice experience. We even went to one of the maid cafes in the area at my suggestion. Dai-san was a bit shy but accompanied me to the cafe anyway! In Asakusa and Meiji Jingu Shrine, Dai-san taught me a lot of Japanese culture. He recommended me to try Asakusa Menchi which is very "oishi"! Dai-san knows the entire city well and was able to accommodate all my needs. I highly recommend his service!

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful review, Min-san. It was my great pleasure to have guided you around Tokyo. Yes, we had a maid cafe experience in Akihabara. It was also my first experience in my life. I’m so happy you could enjoy the maid cafe and famous Asakusa Menchi. I’m looking forward to seeing you again, Min-san and maybe next time with your family together. Thanks a million !!!

Will Will United Kingdom ( Family with kids )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Fantastic tour of Tokyo ”

Dai gave my wife, our 2 year old daughter and I a 5 hour tour of Tokyo. He tailored the tour to our needs we had the little one with us. Dai had lots of interesting knowledge of the city and gave us lots of other tips for the rest of our stay in the city. I highly recommend him and will be suggesting my friends use him.

Dai:

Thank you so much for a kind review, Will. It was my great pleasure to have guided you around Tokyo. I’m so glad you enjoyed my tour. And I was totally happy I could share the time with you, your wife and especially your lovely princess. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your vacation. I’m looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Thanks a million !!!

Diana Carla Diana Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ A day in Tokyo with Dai :) ”

Dai is very friendly. He is keen to make the tour is organized. He is organized, and very punctual. The tour program was scheduled well, was on time. We didn't miss anything during the tour program. We saw Tokyo's rich history and beautiful scenery because of Dai. :) We had an amazing day in Tokyo. Dai keep it up! Highly recommended for sure. :) Thank you for your time and great experience!!! Diana Manila, Philippines

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful review, Diana. It was my great pleasure to have showed you around Tokyo. It was so much fun to share the time with you and your lovely sisters. I believe you could enjoy staying in Osaka after my tour in Tokyo. I hope you’re coming back to Japan in the near future. Please give my best regards to your sisters. Thanks a million !!!

Jim Jim United States ( Friends )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ A very knowledgeable guide for Tokyo ”

A group of four of us used Dai as our full day tour guide for our first time in Tokyo. He asked what we wanted to see and set up a personal itinerary for us. He not only fully knows the city and recommended some great spots to see, but he is very personable and a well seasoned traveler himself. I would highly recommend his services for any visitor to Tokyo.

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a nice review, Jim-san. It was absolutely pleasure to guide you around Tokyo. I’m so happy you could enjoy my tour. Please give my best regards to your family and your friends. Thanks a million !!!

Ellen Ellen United States ( Family )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Terrific guide! ”

Our experience with Dai was outstanding. He is well traveled, flexible, knowledgeable and has excellent English skills. Other than Tsujiki Market we were unsure until that day which other places we would want to visit. It was our last full day in Tokyo and we didn't know what we would have already seen. We discussed it when we got together and planned a great day. Dai accommodated all of our needs and wishes. He even helped us locate our restaurant for dinner so that we could find it on our own that evening. He will go at whatever pace you desire, but if you want someone who can walk quickly, Dai is for you. Highly recommend!

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful review, Ellen. It was my great pleasure to guide you around Tokyo. I was so happy I could share the time with you and your family. I believe you could enjoy the last dinner in Japan. I hope to come back to Japan in the near future, then let's get together with your family again. Thanks a million !!!

Maria Maria Australia ( Friends )
Very Good
10 months ago

“ First timers in Shinjuku ”

As it was our first trip to Tokyo, and had a tight schedule, we opted for a personal night tour of Shinjuku, Shibuya , Kabukicho. Dai was great. He was able to show us much more than us attempting it on our own. He was a fast walker, which we loved. Polite, good English and knowledgeable.Quick email replies.

Dai:

Thank you so much for a nice review, Mary. It was my great pleasure to guide you around Shibuya and Shinjuku. Only a short time though, it was so much fun to talk with you. Next time, I'll show you around another places in Tokyo or other cities in Japan. Thanks a million !!!

Renato Renato Brazil ( Friends )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Excellent Guide ”

Dai is a very knowledgeable guide, he knows Tokyo very well and we had a very good time with him. He is patient and handled very well changes in the itinerary we requested him during our time in Tokyo. Dai also has been traveling a lot around the world and we really enjoyed talking with him about different places he visited. Finally, I must say his English is excellent, fluent level, then it was easy to communicate with him during our trip. I highly recommend Dai as a guide.

Dai:

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review, Renato. I'm so happy you could enjoy my tour both days. It was my great pleasure to have guided you around Tokyo. And me too, I really enjoyed talking with you guys. Please come back to Japan in the near future and let's hang out together again. Thanks a million !!!

Jack Jack United States ( Couple )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Best decision we made! ”

If you are even thinking about hiring a guide to show you Tokyo, look no further! My wife and I could not speak highly enough about Dai, both as a person and as a knowledgeable guide. Dai gave us the one day, eight hour tour, and we feel like it would've taken us a week on our own to see everything that Dai showed us in one day! He is the best!

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such a great review, Jack. It was so much fun to share the time with you. Absolutely my pleasure to have guided you around Tokyo. If you have chance to come back to Japan in the future, I would show you around another places in Tokyo and other cities in Japan. Thanks a million !!!

Jennielynne Jennielynne Philippines ( Family )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ To a world traveller ”

Our tour to Tokyo was a rainy, wet one. Really, relentless rain was poring the two days we were in Tokyo. But all was ggod, with Dai helping us in going around Tokyo. We were able to hit 5 spots in Tokyo, 1 Imperial Gardens, a view of Marunochi, 2 Akihabara, 3 Asakusa with a view of Tokyo Skytree, Asahi Buildings, 4 Meiji Shrine and 5 Harajuku DAI is a very helpful guide, happy, accommodating and walked very fast! So ready your feet for a 20,000 steps tp keep up with Dai. Not only did he tour us around Tokyo, but he also let us experience the Tokyo Subway. Thank you Dai!

Dai:

Thank you so much for joining my tour, Jennielynne. Unfortunately it was raining most of our times. But I hope you could see many places and enjoy in Tokyo. Please send my regards to your family. Thanks a million !!!

John John United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ A day in Tokyo ”

My wife, son and I began our 6 days in Tokyo with your guide - Dai. Holy smokes what a blast we had. If you are planning a stay in this amazing city you will be wise to begin your time with a full day planned by Dai. Second piece of advice is to arise early and eat a full breakfast because once Dai shows up you will be chasing him the whole day - this energetic man has been to 154 countries and has spent his life in Tokyo which allows his cup to overflow with experiences that are available to you. It would have taken numerous days to retrace our steps of Dai's eight hour tour. His knowledge of the subway system was smooth & efficient not to mention a lesson for our remaining days. Dai has a easy going personality, speaks English well and has a genuine concern for your comfort & enjoyment throughout the day. We very much enjoyed our time with Dai. The Drake's Asheville, NC USA

Dai:

Thank you so much for such a nice review, John. It was my great pleasure to have guided you around Tokyo. It was so much fun to talk with you and your family. I hope you totally enjoyed family vacation in Tokyo. Please send my regards to your amazing family. Thanks a million !!!

Matthew Matthew United States ( Family with kids )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Highly recommend getting a personal guide if traveling with family ”

Dai was great! Really knew his stuff! Saw a lot more than if we would have tried it ourselves. Helped navigate the subway system and picked it up very quickly. Does walk very quickly so you have to keep up or ask him to slow down.

Dai:

Thank you so much for your review. It was my great pleasure to have showed you around Tokyo. I was so happy I could share the time with you and your family. Please send my regards to your family. Thanks a million !!!

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

“ Highly Recommend Dai! Excellent English, Knowledgeable, and Fun! ”

Don’t hesitate to book with Dai! Our family of four (Mom, Dad, two sons ages 18 and 16) hired Dai to show us around our first two days in Tokyo July 24 & 25. We had never been and this was a last minute trip so I felt overwhelmed trying to figure out what to see and do and how to organize sites geographically, transportation, etc. I knew we needed a guide but really wanted to make sure we found the best guide for our family and especially the boys since I wanted them to be engaged in the touring. Dai was perfect for our family! Our communication before and after booking was prompt. Dai has traveled extensively and this has helped him refine his English language skills. He speaks very good English and has a great sense of humor (which sometimes doesn’t translate.) Dai is young enough for our boys to relate to and they had fun sharing stories of Dai’s world travels and interesting (crazy) foods he has tried along the way. I enjoyed seeing my boys talking and bonding with Dai. I left the planning up to Dai and just asked him to show us the best of Tokyo. He divided our days into exploring the East side of Tokyo (Tsukiji fish market, Imerial Palace, Ginza shopping area, Asakusa, Ueno Park) and West side (Tokyo Metro Gov’t building observatory, Meiju Jingu Shrine, Harajuku, Shibuya, Hama Rikyu Gardens, the boat ride over to Odaiba.) We really enjoyed our lunch in Asakusa and appreciated that Dai requested one of the more traditional Japanese tables. We talked about the interesting cafes in Tokyo (dogs, cats, owls, maids, etc. and when he mentioned a hedgehog café, the boys were interested so we made time for a quick stop there as well! We mentioned a specific item we were looking for and helped us try to shop for it. Dai is a master navigator of the Tokyo metro. He led us effortly through many various train stops. We had a very crowded train ride for one stop on our starting mornings but we learned to just shove right in that train with all the other people - all part of the experience! We started at 9AM both days and other than the 9AM quick train ride from our rental apartment to Shibuya and 5PM return trip, most of the trains were not crowded. People move quickly and with a purpose in Tokyo. Dai taught us what side of the escalator to stand on vs. walk on, how to purchase our ticket, etc. Dai was on time both mornings and it was nice that he met us at our apartment to guide us the entire way. I read on some travel sites that you can’t see Tokyo in two days but I don’t agree. Yes, we did a lot of walking and moving around but we all felt we experienced so many areas and neighborhood differences in Tokyo. After our two great days, we wanted to hire Dai for our 3rd or 4th day in Tokyo as well but he was already booked for those dates. I had talked to him about some day trips we were considering and on Day 2, he brought me English language maps and tourist information for those areas and even wrote down the specific train lines, transfers, and costs to get to those places. With Dai’s information and the metro experience we learned from him, we successfully navigated to visit Kamakura on our own. Dai went above and beyond to ensure our family had a good experience. We appreciate having not only a great guide but now a new friend as well! Highly recommend!

Dai:

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. That's too much. I'm really happy and glad to hear that you and your amazing family enjoyed my two-day tour in Tokyo. Especially your great sons were interested in animal cafe, and enjoyed " hedgehog cafe ". I believe one of the most important things in traveling is "Experience " (do something different). I hope you and your family could experience many things in Tokyo this time. Please send my regards to your family. It was absolutely pleasure to meet you, Sandy. Thanks a million !!!

minerva Minerva United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ tokyo tour ”

I have already submitted a review earlier; he was very good in being able to navigate and guide us to as much places as we can see in one day ; also good info on the places we visited and great that he has travelled a lot so he knows what tourists are looking for; . very accommodating and flexible

Dai:

Thank you so much for your kind reviews. It was my great pleasure to have showed you around Tokyo. I hope you enjoyed Tofu Kaiseki restaurant after my tour. I'm looking forward to seeing you again sometime in the future. Thanks a million !!!

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

“ Truly unforgettable! ”

We had our 1day tour with Dai last June 19 and it was truly unforgettable! Dai brought us to all the places we requested and showed us everything we wanted to see. He even went out of his way to help us with our shopping! Dai speaks good English. He is very kind, patient and he is good with kids too! It's like having a good friend around and not a tour guide. Our day with Dai made us love Tokyo even more! We would highly recommend Dai to all our friends and relatives who will be coming to Japan! Thank you so much Dai!

Dai:

Thank you so much for such a great review. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed my tour. It was very fun to be able to go shopping with you. I was so happy I could share the time with you. Please take good care of yourself. Thanks a million !!!

Arwinnah Arwinnah United States
Excellent
1 year ago

“ All of Tokyo in a Day ”

We requested Dai at the last minute since we had a stopover in Tokyo and we had never seen the city before. We spent the day walking around all the hotspots, from the Meiji shrine of old Tokyo to Akihabara of the new. He was very knowledgeable of the subway system too, which baffles even the locals. In the end, we had a great dinner at a restaurant Dai recommended, where we had the best Kobe beef we've ever had. Would recommend!

Dai:

Thank you so much for your considerate reviews, Arwinnah. It was my great pleasure to have showed you around Tokyo all day long. It looks like you enjoyed " Kobe Beef " last night. I'm so glad to hear that. Next time, I will show you around another places in Tokyo and other cities in Japan. I'm looking forward to seeing you sometime in the future. Thanks a million !!!

Colleen Colleen United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Highly recommended ! ”

I highly recommend Mr. Dai . he was very informative and went out of his way to make sure our tour was well met

Dai:

Thank you so much for your kind reviews, Colleen. I hope your sweet daughter enjoyed my tour. It was my great pleasure to have showed you around Tokyo. And thank you so much for giving me such nice souvenirs from Hawaii. I love these. Thanks a million !!!

Mary Mary United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Terrific Tokyo Tour ”

I was traveling solo to Tokyo for the first time and wanted a guide to help me see some main sites and get acclimated to the city. Dai did a great job showing me everything I wanted in a very efficient and fun fashion! He's also a fascinating world traveler and very interesting to talk with. Part of the fun of traveling solo is the people you meet. Dai added to a wonderful and memorable trip! Highly recommend him!

Dai:

Thank you so much, Mary. It was my great pleasure to have showed you around Tokyo. It was so much fun I could share the time with you. And I was really surprised by your knowledge about green tea. I'm so glad because you love Japanese green tea culture. Hope to see you again sometime. Thanks a million !!!

Ira Ira United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Great one day tour of Tokyo ”

Dai is a great guy with a vast knowledge of Tokyo. He was very open to our preferences in planning the tour as well as making adjustments during the day. One thing to be aware of if you tour with Dai, he has one speed when walking and it's FAST! This is not a criticism but a truth. He moves through the train stations with uncanny precision and the speed of a cheetah.

Dai:

Thank you so much for your good reviews, Ira. I'm so glad to hear that you could enjoy my tour. But it's true it was quite a rush tour. I was trying to do so many things in one day. Next time if you have more time to stay in Japan, I will show you around another places in Tokyo more slowly. Thanks a million !!!

Jennifer Jennifer United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ If you want to cover a lot of ground he is your guide! ”

Dai was really great. My husband and I had one day in Tokyo. We could not have done half the things we did without Dai. He had early access to the fishmarket we alone could not have gotten, and we covered everything I wanted to see and more. He had great and informative commentary and history. He was prompt, efficient, and patient. I will be recommending him to everyone heading that way. As I understand, he does other places besides Tokyo too, so when we head back that way, we will check in with him first.

Dai:

Thank you so much for your kind reviews, Jennifer. Much appreciated. I'm sure you had a good evening that day after my tour. It was my great pleasure to have showed you around Tokyo. Next time if you come back to Japan, I can show you around another places in Tokyo and other cities in Japan. Keep on traveling !!! Thanks a million !!!

Navin Navin Canada ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Most friendly and knowledgeable guide ”

My overall experience being guided by Dai in Tokyo was excellent. He arrived on time and even though we had a agreed to an itinerary, Dai was very flexible and customize as we went along. He covered all of the important areas of Tokyo and was amazed at his in depth knowledge of each area or site we visited. Very personable with a very helpful, warm and friendly manner, it was a pleasure learning about Tokyo and it's history from him. I would definitely recommend using Dai as your guide when visiting Tokyo.

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me such wonderful reviews, Navin. It was my great pleasure to have showed you around Tokyo. I'm so glad you could enjoy my tour. It was so much fun I could share the time with you. Hope you will come back to Japan in the future. Till then, see you again. Thanks a million !!!

Rex Rex United States ( Family )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Great trip to Hakone. ”

We enjoyed Dai a lot. He allowed us to see the area ourselves but also added in spots to our experience with his knowledge. Our trip logistics were very efficient, making our day easy. Dai was on time, delivered what was expected and very friendly. Our only suggestion for Dai is to deepen his understanding of the Hakone area...where he is newer in guiding. Dai is an expert in Tokyo area.

Dai:

Thank you so much, Rex. It was my pleasure to show you around Hakone. We were so lucky because it was perfect weather in Hakone. I really appreciate your suggestion, and I will study more about history and geography of the Hakone area. Thanks a million !!!

Algernon Algernon United States ( Solo )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Ueno and Asakusa Tour ”

We had a long walking tour of the Ueno and Asakusa areas including Ueno Park and the Sensou-ji Temple. I appreciated Dai's information about the etiquette for temples and shrines.

Dai:

Thank you so much, Algernon. It was my great pleasure to have guided you. If you come back to Japan in the future, I will show you around another places in Tokyo or other cities in Japan. Thanks a million !!!

Jayvee Jayvee Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Amazing 7 hour tour ”

If you want something customized to what is it you want, then Dai is the tour guide for you. Having visited 150 countries makes him a well traveled person. He is flexible with what you are looking for and can easily adjust schedules accordingly. Me and my family had the best time with him, as he showed us exactly what we wanted. A chill tour. I would recommend him with my friends and family.

Dai:

Thank you so much for your kind reviews. It was my great pleasure to have guided you. I was so lucky because your family was amazing. It was so much fun I could share the time with you and your family. If I go to Philippines in the near future, you would be my guide. I'm looking forward to seeing you sometime. Thanks a million !!!

lucas Lucas Netherlands ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Fantastic Tokyo in one day ”

We wanted to see the highlights of Tokyo in one day and with the extreme friendly support of our guide Dai we were able to see a lot. We started of course with the Tsukiji fish market, amazing place were you can see the biggest Tuna fishes you have ever seen and a whole variety of all other fresh fishes. then we went to Ginza shopping district and Kabukiza theatre. Then Marunouchi for the Imperial palace and huge buildings in the financial district. Also Shibuya with the Takeshita Dori where we lunched in a typically japanese restaurant. After lunch to the most famous crossing Shibuya crossing. And many other things. Dai, our very nice tourguide managed us to travel to all these highlights in a very nice and flexible way and told us evrything we wnated to know about Tokyo and the Japanes culture. He was amazing and we highly recommand him, without Dai we were lost for sure. Thanks again Dai for a beautiful day in Tokyo.

Dai:

Thank you so much, Lucas. I'm so glad to hear that you had a fantastic day in Tokyo. It was my great pleasure to have guided you and your amazing family. I was so happy I could share the time with you. It was a bit rush tour, but was so much fun. Hope you will have wonderful days in Japan. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Thanks a million !!!

Andres Andres United States
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Awesome tour experience with DAI in Tokyo! ”

I highly recommend DAI as a tour guide. He was very punctual, knowledgeable, respectful, accommodating and did everything he could, for us to have a great day in Tokyo. With the time we had, DAI took us to the main attractions of the city. He communicated with us very well, he asked us what we wanted to do and also gave us very useful recommendations for us to have a very pleasant and productive visit. Thank you so much DAI!!!

Dai:

You're most welcome Andres !!! It was my great pleasure to have guided you and your parents. I'm so glad you had a good time in Tokyo. Look like you had a great time in Asian countries, after you left Japan. I saw your amazing photos on *******. Next time if you come back to Japan, I will show you around another places in Tokyo and other cities in Japan. Let's hang out together ! I'm really looking forward to seeing you someday in the near future. Thanks a million !!!

Terrell Terrell United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Two day tour of Tokyo ”

Can't say enough good things about this guy. We spent two days together traveling around Tokyo. Meeting up with him was easy as Dai met me at the train station closest to where I was staying. Communication prior to the tour was good too. We explored all the Tokyo hot spots and enjoyed lots of good food. Dai is also a great conversationalist as he has had many world travel experiences. Dai, thanks for helping me have a great trip!

Dai:

Thank you so much for your kind reviews, Terrell. I'm so glad to hear that you had a good time. It was my great pleasure to have showed you around Tokyo. And It was so much fun to have shared the time with you. Thanks a million !!! Keep traveling !!!

Giorgio Giorgio Malaysia ( Couple )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Very friendly guy ”

Dai has been a very good guide. I also want to personally thank him for being so flexible when we ask to modify our tour due to the previous tours variation . He has been so gracious and accommodating. He also has helped us with our children during the tour and drived us in an excellent fish market local resturant, helping to choose delicious local dishes. Really a first class guide!

Dai:

Thank you so much, Giorgio. I'm so glad to hear your kind reviews. I felt happy I could share the time with you and your lovely wife and children. It was so much fun to talk with you. If I go to Malaysia or Italy in the future, you could be my guide next time. I'm looking forward to seeing you someday. Thanks again.

Ken Ken United States ( Family with kids )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Great day with Dai ”

We booked an 8-hour tour of Tokyo with Dai and had a great time. We had two kids (ages 8 and 13) and he came up with a custom tour that kept them interested and everyone had a good time. it was a good thing to do on our first day in Japan and learned what to do at shrines and temples, how to use the subway and train systems and some restaurant etiquette and ordering skills. Highly recommend.

Dai:

Thank you so much, Ken. I'm so glad to hear that you had a great time in Tokyo. It was my pleasure to have guided you and your family. I was so lucky, because your children are so kind, smart and patient. Hope to come back to Tokyo in the near future. I will show you another city in Japan next time. Thanks a million !!!

Chris Chris United Kingdom ( Business )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Short visit to Tokyo ”

I was travelling on business and had a day spare to explore Tokyo. I chose a few places that I wanted to visit (landmarks, shopping etc) and i was collected and was dropped back at my hotel by Dai. I would not of have much success navigating the metro myself. Dai is well travelled and spoke excellent English and was very knowledgable about Tokyo and the areas we visited. Dai was a lot cheaper than some of the other guides listed. I have told him to up his prices! I throughly enjoyed my custom tour and would recommend 100% to others.

Dai:

Thank you so much, Chris ! I'm so glad to hear that. It was my pleasure to guide you around Tokyo. I'm so happy I could share the time with you. Hope you will have a good business in Tokyo. Next time if you come back to Japan on holiday with your family, I will show you around another places in Tokyo or other city in Japan. I'm looking forward to seeing you again. Thanks a million !!!

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