Michiko, was great and gave us a good overview of Tokyo in one day! Despite the heat, we enjoyed our visit and thank Michiko for her courtesy.
Dear laura, Thank you very much for giving me such an excellent review. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed my tour, especially "Asakura Museum of Sculpture". That museum is one of my favorite ones. How was your way back from Omotesando to your hotel ? I believed that you enjoyed taking a walk along the nice street even under the heat. Michiko
Michiko was wonderful, my family and I loved her - she was flexible and very responsive before we met. During the tour she was exactly the same - we definitely are not an easy group to herd, and Michiko was patient with us and led us to amazing sights - We felt like we saw a ton of Tokyo in just 8 hours. Highly highly recommended - thank you Michiko!!
Hi Briel and the family, Thank you very much for an excellent review. I'm glad to know that you fully enjoyed the day in Tokyo with me. Starting the tour in the early morning is a good idea to avoid the scorching heat. Thank you for giving me your idea, I hope your mother get better and enjoy the rest of days with all the members! Have a nice and comfortable vacation! Michiko
Michiko was our guide for 6 hours in Tokyo and did an excellent job. She showed us how to thrive as tourists, and showed us major highlights. She even helped us plan the following day without a guide. I highly recommend her!
Thank you very much for sending me an excellent review. How was the rest of day in Tokyo? I'm sure you enjoyed Tokyo with confidence. I hope Lily gets used to walk in Japanese sandals and visits many sightseeing spots with you. Take care!
Michiko was a great guide in Tokyo. We were together for a day and she showed me the highlights of Tokyo. We particularly enjoyed the markets and the boat trip up the river to the old town.
Thank you very much for sending such a nice review to me. It was a beautiful day , so an ideal day for Sumida River Cruising. I'm glad to know you enjoyed my tour. How was the dinner you and your husbands was invited ? It must be fantastic dinner... I hope you enjoy the rest of day in Japan .
Lovely trip with Michiko shame the weather was so bad as it rained all day but we were able to do all transport routes so able to travel across the town. Michiko was a lovely guide very thoughtful and accommodating as we had a young baby with us.
Thank you for sending me your review. Yes, It was unfortunate that the weather was not good in Hakone.. I hoped you enjoyed onsen, hot spring bath in the luxurious hotel with your daughter and a cute baby...
Michiko, is very nice and helpful .. she was patient w my kids and very mindful w our needs and wants :) although the weather wasn’t good we had a great time with her.
Thank you very much for sending me a good review. One thing I was concerned about was the weather, but now I am glad to know you enjoyed Hakone. I hope you can see Mt. Fuji when you go to Osaka.
Michiko was an informative and fun guide over our 4 hour food and bar hopping night. Communication with Michiko prior to meeting was excellent and we had a fun nights walking tour. The bar down Memory lane was particularly good. Thank you Michiko
Thank you very much for sending me such an excellent review, Judith. I, myself always enjoy this tour, as we can drink and eat in the vibrant town,Shinjuku. Do you remember the taste of deep fried fish bones she cooked in front of us? Yummy.
Michiko was about as fantastic of a guide as I could have imagined. My friend and I felt confident in navigating many of the tourist areas of Tokyo, even without speaking Japanese, and were in search of a guide that could take us to places to see how Tokyo locals live, eat, and drink. Michiko found a brilliant balance of explaining Japanese culture in some very popular areas, including Meji Shrine and Asakusa Temple, Shibuya and an amazing grocery, but also took us to some off the beaten path places like Jujo Ginza and Iidabashi. The food we ate was fantastic and we were able to see how Tokyans live and eat, something we specifically requested. We were happy to allow Michiko a great deal of flexibility in planning and only gave her a few restrictions on food, and insisted we visit areas that had fewer tourists, where English would be a barrier in ordering food or understand our surroundings. Michiko provided an excellent tour and demonstrated a great sense of humor on our tour. Her tour has been the highlight of our trip. We spent 2 days with her and cannot recommend her services enough.
Hi Ross and Mark, Thank you very much. You give the best compliments. I really enjoy sharing the time with you, as you two are cheerful and easy going. Hope you enjoy the rest of days in Japan! When you go to Kyoto, please check Gion Corner and Ponto-cho.
My day with Michiko was the perfect start to my Tokyo trip. In addition to the tour highlights, she was immensely helpful with Japan Rail arrangements and showing me how to use the subway system. Couldn't have done it without her!
Hello again, Wendy. Thank you for sending me such an excellent review. I was glad to know you are a big fan of Japanese mystery novels. Once I have free time, I will read a book written by Natsuo Kirino. Please enjoy your long vacation in Japan!!!
A positive experience with guide Michiko * she arrived at the hotel on time and explained the Tokyo underground system . * she informed us quite in advance about the possibilities to watch Sumo wrestlers at a stable. * she took us to a hidden gem for a great shabu shabu experience * she supported me and was a great help in finding back my lost cell phone. * she speaks English very well
Thank you very much for sending your review. I was also happy to see your smile when your lost cell phone came back to your hand. I hope you enjoy the rest of traveling days in Japan!
Me and my friends had a great time and enjoyed every bit of the tour! Very informative and helpful!
Thank you very much for giving me a good review. One thing I regretted is the Cherry blossoms blooming timing. Since your plan was focused on cherry blossoms viewing, but the typical type of cherry blossoms was finished. I couldn't show you Chidorigafuchi. At least you could see the beautiful double petal cheery in Shinjuku Gyoen Park with me.. I hope you see more cherry blossoms in Takayama.!!!
Michico was excellent, extensive knowledge of major sites and very personable. We had a great time exploring the city sites. Would highly recommed her as a tour guide.
Hello again Trevor, Thank you very much for giving me an excellent review. I was happy to walk with you and saw the special cherry blossoms in Sinjuku Gyoen National park. Probably, that was the last time for me to see double petal cherry blossoms in Tokyo. You are going to Hokkaido, so you will have a chance to see cherry blossoms more. Von voyage and have fun!!! Michiko
Our family of four (2 adults and 2 children, ages 12 and 10) went to Tokyo for Spring Break. We contacted Michiko a few weeks before to help us navigate the urban wonderland of trains, shops, and shrines that is Tokyo. Michiko emotes kindness and fun as well as pride in her city and country. Her English was fantastic; I greatly admire her skill. She was great with my kids; engaging them well into our touring. Before the trip, I told her some of the things we liked, such as food, anime, Pokemon, history, Ghibli, and gaming. She incorporated our requests into a busy, but reasonable itinerary for three days generally starting at 9:00 am. She taught me how to figure out the subway and Japan Rail, which was valuable once we were on our own. She also incorporated a visit for us to a hedgehog cafe! I highly recommend booking with Michiko.
Hi William, Thank you very much for sending me such an excellent review. I'm happy to know your family fully enjoyed Tokyo with me. I had a pleasant time with your family all the time. I hope you will come back to Japan again in the near future. I just imagined that Grace comes to Japan to study art or anime, as she is a big fan of Japan. My best wishes to you and yours! Michiko
We came to Tokyo for a short visit and wanted to absorb a real life experience for what it's like to visit. With Michiko's help we were able to spend four fabulous hours exploring Shibuya, Shinjuko, and Kabukichō. We explored the train/subway, two great restaurants and twisted and turned through a myriad of narrow alleys full of unique bars and restaurants. Somehow on our journey we even made it to Godizilla, clothes stores and more!! Fun, exciting and an amazing life experience. Thank you Michiko!!! My wife and I are honored to have met you. O and L
Dear Owen, Thank you very much for giving me an excellent review. I was happy to show you around my favorite towns . . You two are perfect much, like Yinyang..Do you remember the middle aged man sat next to your wife said " It seems like your wife is a boss and you are just a follower." and she replied with a big smile "No, we are equal as Yinyyang thought". When I heard I was moved. Please enjoy not only Tokyo stay but also both of your life together. In the end, I sing a sutra Nammyohorengekyo . Michiko
We were only going to be in Tokyo for one day and thanks to Michiko that one day was a perfect one. Michiko was very knowledgeable, flexible, and accommodating to our requests. We could not have seen as much as we did without her. We learned a great deal about the areas we visited which enriched the experience. According to my Fitbit we did over 16 miles of sightseeing. What a wonderful day. Thank you Michiko!!
Thank you for giving me such an excellent review. I really appreciated. Before we started the tour, I was concerned about the weather, but the weather report was off and it was a beautiful day. Anita, you brought the good weather with you. Do you remember the white and pink plum flowers were bloomed under the blue sky? We witnessed the wedding couple were taken their commemorative photo in Hamarikyu Garden. I also enjoyed the day with you. I hope you will come back to Japan with both of your daughters someday!
Was in Tokyo on very short notice and as I liked her reviews I picked Michiko. Very nice lady that really knows Tokyo well. I didn't have a lot of sights on my list as I didn't have much time to prepare, so she came up with ideas for me as we went along, which was great, i.e. taking the boat to the national garden as I saw the boat terminal and wanted to try it. Highlight for me was the little restaurant (sits 8 people max) she took me to, were *******ted with all the locals and tried all types of local specialties. Would recommend her to anyone looking for a real authentic Tokyo experience.
Dear Alex, Thank you for sending me such a great review. I'm glad to know that you really enjoyed your Tokyo stay even it was short. I also enjoyed the time sharing with you. I will put to see "Fling Dutchman" on my bucket list. I hope to see you again in the future with your family. Best regards, Michiko
From the day I selected Michiko, she has been responsive, informational, helpful and professional. I hired her for two days in Tokyo and she created 2 very full days including some of Tokyo's best sights. Her knowledge of history and details of the sights made them come alive. She was very considerate, always concerned with my desires and my energy level. I can highly recommend her.
Dear Carrie, Thank you very much for sending me the great review. I'm glad to know you enjoyed the days with me, even though the first day was a typhoon day. We went to Kabuki theater, food section of Mitsukoshi department store and Tokyo National Museum. While we were waiting for the "unagi", eels specialized restaurant, we also visited Ueno Toshogu shrine. On our way back, we dropped by Ameyoko market to buy a bag. We was able to do many things. Your energy and curiosity changed a dull typhoon day to a fan day, thank you Carrie. I was surprised that you picked gingko leaves in the rain and used them to make the beautiful card for me. I won't forget the typhoon day we shared the time. Good luck in a calligraphy symposium! Michiko
She was ontime, took care of everything, led us to everything we had time to see. Ensured that we had a wonderful experience. Tours in Japan are a little expensive but she was well worth it. She handled everything including transportation, entrances and food. We never had to make any transactions.
Dear Bruce, Thank you very much for sending me such a great review. I'm glad to know you enjoyed my tour for two days, even thought it was rainy. I also appreciate that you taught me the pleasure of cruise. Now I am thinking about boarding on a cruise ship. I hope you enjoy your long cruise which still lasts. Von Voyage! Michiko
It was a fun experience getting to know the drinking scene of Tokyo. The people you meet while doing it is just fantastic. I would recommend this to anyone. Michiko-San is such a nice lady. She tells you the history of the areas you go drinking at.
Hello Zavier-san, Thank you very much for sending me such a nice review. I'm glad to know you loved my drinking tour. We drunk beer, hoppy and whisky with tasty Japanese foods, like sashimi, yakitori... And had a conversation with the lady sit next to us and the very young lady master (?) of the bar. Finishing with seeing the crazy show in Robot Restaurant. I still remember the night in details, but I don't know how you spent the night after saying good bye. I bet you spent a pleasure night . Michiko
Excellent guide. Gave us an outstanding tour. Very knowledgeable. Would recommend her anytime and will surely utilize her assistance next time we visit Japan.
Dear Abhinav, Thank you very much for giving me a great review to me. How was your dinner at the nice view restaurant in Shibuya Hikarie? I hope I have a chance to see you again in the future. I can provide you the tours in Kamakura, Mt.Fuji, Hakone and Nikko, as well.:-)
Myself and my 8 year old spent the day with Michiko which was very informative and totally made us feel comfortable in a culture which is very different from our own. Michiko picked us up from our hotel and was on time. She taught us how to use the subway system and the took us to the places we had requested. She had a few itinerary options to save time. She was very patient and understanding to a young child's interest level. She had a very positive and sweet energy. I would book her again for sure, in fact I tried but she was not available. In addition she followed up with additional information after to make sure I had all the details to have a great trip. Highly recommend.
Dear Jessica, Thank you very much for sending me such a great review to me. I'm really happy to hear that you enjoyed the time with me. I wish I could have one more guiding day with you! I hope you enjoy the rest of day in Tokyo and Kyoto. And of course, I hope Kayden has a wonderful birthday time in India. Best wishes for you and Kayden, Michiko
I am so sorry to say that we missed our tour of Tokyo due to illness at the last minute. I immediately notified Michiko who sent a text a couple of times offering to do a shorter tour or assist in any way she could. So sorry we missed the tour,but she was lovely to work with and answered all my questions leading up to our tour. If we get back to Tokyo, you can be sure we will contact her.
Dear Janet, Thank you very much for your hart-warming message. I am sorry that I can't see you this time, but I understood you were not in a good condition and had a right decision. I hope you come back to Japan and see you in the future. Please stay well. Michiko.
Michiko was a wonderful guide for our group of six adults. She was able to adjust the tour according to our time and our interests. We toured the Tsukiji Market and she made arrangements at one of the sushi restaurants for us, which everyone enjoyed. Oishii! She also took us to Asakusa, Asahi Brewery, and Imperial Palace. Awesome day! Mahalo Michiko-san!
Aloha Renee-san, Thank you for sending me a great review. I also enjoyed the time sharing with all of you. By the way, how do you like the kitchen knife which you bought in Tsukiji Market? I hope you like it. Wish your health and happiness and enjoying the hula! Michiko
Michiko is a nice lady . I guess i book only 3 hours . so it was kinda rushing thru the stores . which we wanted to eat along the way. Michiko was kind enough to say no worries take your time . but she brought us to a very good shushi & shashimi restaurant ! super good ! thanks michiko .
Hello again Calvin. Thank you for sending me the review. I'm glad to know that you liked the sushi restraint I took after a tree -hour-tour. I hope you come back Japan and stay longer sometime in the future.!
Michiko did an excellent job guiding my husband and me throughout Tokyo. From our early planning stages of this trip, we were very nervous energy because of the language barrier and the transportation system in Japan. However, Michiko spoke good English, took us to the bank, to nice restaurants, great tourist sights, and fabulous shopping centers. We would like to give special thanks to her and triple lights for the service you provide to tourists from foreign countries. We had a great time.
Dear Rosemary and Jose, Thank you very much for giving me such a great review. I also enjoyed the time sharing with you. Especially, the time we spent in the Tokyo Sky Tree. We enjoyed our delicious lunch with the great view .Thank you again and I hope you come back to Japan sometime! Michiko
I had a wonderful day tour of Asakusa with Michiko. She was a very knowledgeable guide and explained to me the local customs and history of the area. I did the tour on a layover of Tokyo and she made sure I knew how to get from the airport to the meeting point and even walked with me to the correct train platform for my return journey to the airport to make sure I didn't get lost. I really enjoyed my day with her and totally recommend her as guide for anyone on a trip to Tokyo.
Dear Christy, Thank you very much for giving me such a great review. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed even a short stay in Tokyo and arrived at your home with no difficulty. I hope you can stay longer here next time! Michiko
great time!!! went to local japanese resturants and bar. fun time. recommend it
Dear Dandro-san, Thank you for sending me a great review. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the night. Wish you have a happy life with your beautiful fiancé! Michiko
My husband and I had a totally unique experience with Michiko that I don't think could have been accomplished without a Tokyoite. It was our first hours in Tokyo and we got to experience a part of Shinjuku like a local. It was definitely a fun and memorable evening. We had a quiet pleasant time at our first stop in fancier izakaya and then went for a walk around Shinjuku to see Godzilla, sit with the robots for some pictures, Kabukicho, and Omoide Yokocho(Memory Lane). We then headed to another izakaya, I believe to be in Memory Lane, which we had to climb up a narrow steep stairwell to get to the upstairs area and were joined by two locals, total strangers which I hear is common, for an even more memorable night. Then off to Golden Gai to experience the drinking scene there. We are not big party goers and drinkers but enjoy an occasional drink with friends and so I think despite what the night might sound like it could be enjoyed by all. We got to experience the "Japanese" small plates, their beers, and shochu and the ambience. Thank you Michiko for an experience we will always remember.
Dear Amy-san, Thank you very much for sending me a great review. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed each drinking place. That was really fun night, especially the bar in Memory Lane. It is said that Japanese are shy but, once we drink, we become very friendly and sometimes enjoy conversation with even totally strangers. I didn't expect to be treated by the Japanese businessmen there. Maybe because you are good listeners? I won't forget the night we spent together, thank you. Michiko
Michiko is the most lovely guide. She is very knowledgeable and efficient, but gentle and easy going at the same time. We felt like we were with a Japanese friend leisurely strolling the Meiji Shrine and the cherry blossom filled Shinjuku Gyoen Park, learning many interesting things along the way. Michiko took us to Harajuku and helped us shop for a young girl's costume. She also took us to a beautiful department store to purchase our picnic lunch. We were most appreciative of Michiko's teaching us to use the subway. She is excellent and we hope to see her again as our guide on our next visit to Tokyo.
Dear Susan, Thank you very much for giving me the great review . I'm glad to know that you enjoyed having our picnic lunch under the cherry blossoms in the park. I also enjoyed the viewing many different kinds of cherry blossoms there than I expected. That was the pleasure moment we shared. I hope to see you again, thank you Susan and Daniel. PS.I hope that your niece would love the cute costume you selected in "Takeshita street".:-) Michiko
Michiko was a very good guide who gave us the insider's look into Tokyo- from the cool shops to go to in Harajuku, Pokemon center, Tokyo skyview tower and the best tonkatsu lunch in town. She guided us thru the dizzying Tokyo train and subway maze. We enjoyed the Imperial Gardens tour with the blooming sakura and the soothing zen gardens.
Hello Grace, Thank you for sending a good review to me. I'm glad to hear that you really enjoyed the time in Tokyo with me. The first day was not a perfect day for sightseeing, because of the rain. I won't forget the time sharing with your family in the Kawaii Monster Café to avoid the rain outside. I wish you and your family's all the best ! Michiko
Michiko conducted the basic highlights tour of Tokyo for me -- my one-day stop in Tokyo. Everything went smoothly. She is knowledgeable about the sights and easy to talk to.
Thank you for sending me a good review. I am really glad that I could walk with you.. We had a lot of chat about everything , it was a pleasant day under the beautiful weather.. I hope that your work goes very well !
The tour with Michiko was great. we spent a little time in one of the yakitori bars under the tracks of Shibuya. It was a nice hole in the wall type of place. I was able to eat good yakitori and drink good sake. The best part was that Michiko was able to help me communicate with the other customers that were eating there. The second place we went to was Alcatraz Theme restaurant. It was a very interesting place. I was able to try a lot of weird things. If your traveling solo or in a group, Michiko is a good person to help show you around.
Hi Kevin, Thank you for giving me such a great review. I'm glad to know you enjoyed my tour. I also enjoyed one of the unique bars which you chose from my list. To tell the truth, that was my first visit and I myself enjoyed "Alcatraz ER". By the way, how was "Urei" I booked for you? I'm looking forward to seeing you again and toasting "Kanpai"! Michiko
We wanted to experience Shinjuko at night and other areas of Tokyo during the daytime. TripleLights let us have our way by taking a six-hour tour and dividing it into a 3 hr daytime and 3 hr nighttime tour, separated by dinner in a traditional, non-touristy Japanese restaurant. Michiko Muranaka, our guide, executed this tour beautifully for us. It would take too long to describe everything we did, but suffice it to say everything we wanted to accomplish was accomplished, and more. Seeing Shinjuko on a Saturday night was like being in Times Square...multiplied 5+ times with its tremendous neon signage and displays. Nothing else compares.
Dear George Thank you for your kind words. I'm so glad to hear that. The night you requested was Halloween weekend, so we put the devil's horns on our heads. I won't forget the night we spent together. And one more thing I won't forget is the very useful word" senior moment". I hope you will come back again in the near future!
Michiko was a terrific addition to our Tokyo vacation! She met us as planned at our hotel and returned us to our hotel. Her command of English was very good, not perfect, but we never had any real language barrier problems. She knows Kubichiko and related areas like the back of her hand, made a handful of detours to facilitate some things we saw on the way (Godzilla!) and otherwise handled us and the Japanese pub owners with aplomb! We would definitely ask for her by name the next time we are in Tokyo!
Dear Scott and Leslie, Thank you very much for sending a great review. I'm glad to know you enjoyed my night drinking tour. I, myself enjoyed that night with you, Thank you for buying me all the foods and drinks. Take care and wish you a wonderful life together! Michiko
Michiko was very good, we enjoyed our two trips.
Dear Roman and Julia、 Thank you for giving me an excellent review .I really enjoyed the time sharing with you. I hope you enjoy the rest of days in Japan! Michiko
She was an excellent tour guide and she helped us a lot in planning all the destinations we wanted to see.
Dear Vivian, Thank you for giving me such a great review. I had a pleasant time sharing with all of you. I hope you travel more in Japan next time and contact me again! Please give my regards to your family. Michiko
Michiko was a wonderful tour guide! - I was only in Tokyo for a 30 hours layover. I wanted to see the city at night. She was very gracious in meeting me a little later then normal time at my hotel. She was very knowledgable in the city history and culture. I would highly-recommend her if you are visiting Tokyo!
HI George, Thank you so much for your great review. I'm glad to know you enjoyed my tour. I also enjoyed the time sharing with you. The first bar I took you is one of my favorites Do you remember the taste of delicious yakitori, BBQ chicken? There are a wide range of bars worth visiting, so I hope you come back again !
Michiko is an excellent guide. She is very informative and extremely patient. We arranged for two tailor-made visits - a first for her! - and it seemed like she had years of experience on both! Highly recommended!!
Thank you so much for such a wonderful comment. I also learned a lot through the tours you requested. Maybe soon I will put the tour named "Samurai Tour". You are a nice couple and I enjoyed the time with you. Thank you again for inspiring me.
Our family of three had a great time with Michiko-san. She took us through Sumanachi-Ginza to experience local food, starting with a family-run tempura shop with forty years history. Michiko-san also recommended us to little shops with sushi, takoyaki so we could try a range of food along a 600M long street. Our final stop was Ikebukuro, where my son bought souvenirs from the Pokemon Center. Michiko-san is a very patient and thoughtful guide who made the day very enjoyable for our family.
Thank you very much for your hart warming comment. The place we visited is one of the old local shopping streets which I love. I was happy to show you around Sunamachi-Ginza and ate various Japanese food with you. I hope to see you and your family again!
Michiko was so great to have as a tour guide for my first day in Tokyo! She is very kind and knowledgeable, and her English is excellent. Not only did we have a great tour, but she very graciously helped me learn the subway system and get a pass card, which was invaluable. She took me to her favorite Ramen restaurant in Asaksa which was my favorite meal of the trip! Seeing my interest in learning the Japanese alphabets, she gave me a fun little lesson on the boat ride. Without her commentary, I would not have understood half of what I saw. Wish we did more days! Arigato Gozaimashita Michiko-san!
Dear Elizabeth-san, Thank you for sending me such an excellent review. I also enjoyed the pleasant time with you and I will never forget your charming smile. I hope to see you again with your daughter. Kochirakoso arigato gozaimashita . Michiko
Michiko is a very knowledgeable guide with a good sense of humor and We enjoyed her tours very much. The "missing" Star is due to a little language problem
Hi Jan, Thank you for your heartful comment .I'm sorry if I can't make you fully understand my explanation. But I am pleased to know that you enjoyed my tour. Thank you ,again.
Just back from our 2 week cruise around Japan, China and Taiwan. Michiko was a wonderful guide. We only had 5 hours and she managed to fit in a whirlwind informative tour of the important parts of Tokyo. Her command of English was excellent and her sense of humour was lovely. Right from the very start, she made us feel like we were being shown around Tokyo by a friend and not a paid guide. She was fun and easy to be around and we left her regretting not having longer in Tokyo with her. A huge thank you to her and next time we are in Tokyo we will be in touch... Highly recommend!
Hi Beth&Rowland, I'm glad to hear that you returned home safely and enjoyed the time in Asian countries. I really feel happy to receive your excellent revirew and remember your smiling faces. I also enjoyed the time sharing with you. There are many other attractions in Tokyo and in the suburbs of Tokyo .I hope you come back to Japan and see you again! Michiko