Great time with Kochi-san. Well planned day in Hakone. The rain that fell did not dampen our time. Kochi was informative, enthusiastic, and courteous. Lunch at a charming local spot was delicious. I would highly recommend Kochi.
Rose-san. Thank you for your kind comment. -Kochi
Despite the problems after the typhoon he tried his best to help us see as much as possible in the short time we had.
Thanks for your kind comment. Enjoy the rest of the tour.
We thoroughly enjoyed our day with "Kochi". He was very good at navigating the day in a smoothe an efficient manner. He was very knowledgeable and gave us a good and interesting historical perspective of the area.
Susan-san. Thank you for your kind comment. After typhoon, Hakone had big damage. Railway is now closed by the land slide and will take a few months to be recovered. You are the last visitors before that. Enjoy the rest of your journey. -Kochi
What a wonderful day we had seeing the sights around Hakone. Lots of messages to and from with Junichiro to ensure we were doing what we wanted to do, and working out what was best in the time we had. Our day included a tea ceremony and private onsen. Stunning part of the world with a a friendly and knowledgeable guide who went out of his way to give us a superb day. Thank you
Judith-san. Thank you for your good evaluation and kind message. I enjoyed also with a nice and friend family. Some day I'd be in Australia.
We had a wonderful time! In just one day we covered all the main sights, thanks to his efficiency. Thank you very much!
Thank you for your appraisal and kind message. Enjoy the rest of you and Vimal’s tour in Japan.
The day was wonderfully planned. We got to see what was planned ahead. Kochi is a wonderful guide! We had enough time to do all the itinerary for the day with no rush. He’s friendly and warm. We will definitely recommend him to anyone who wish to have a private guide. Warmest greetings from Singapore, Lucy n Joshua
Thank you for your review and kind message. I also had a good and happy time with you and your son. Enjoy the rest for Japan stay.
Junichiro was an excellent guide and accommodated our love of walking to show us the best of Hakone. We had a great day and got a perfect view of Mt Fuji, a Japanese tea ceremony and we used all the modes of transport available in the area. Junichiro was also able to solve some of our accommodation problems, luggage forwarding and he also recommended a great place for dinner. A great experience. We would highly recommend Junichiro as a guide.
Jenny san. Thanks for your nice review and comments. I can easily imagine you can continue walking very fast on some hills in the world. -Kochi
My wife and I booked Junchiro (Kochi, his family Name) for a day trip in Hakone. We lost our Hakone Free Passes in Tokyo and when we let Kochi know he picked up a couple at Odawara station and we were able to reimburse him instead of spending the day going to pick up new ones. Kochi picked us up from our hotel and from that time forward the day was amazing. Kochi has a vast knowledge of the area and his English is immpecable. We saw everything the town had to offer. We had black eggs at Owakudani, took the trolly to the open air museum, built hand made crafts, and on the pirate boat on lake Ashi. All in all our day was perfect and we would have changed a thing.... Kochi takes pictures the entire time and sends them to you at the end of the trip. Would absolutely book again. Thank you Kochi... read more
Ben and Emily, thanks for your quick feedback and kind message. I really enjoyed guiding such nice couple and warmed up even in cold wind on the mountain top. Have the best time in the rest of the journey.
We had a great time with Junichiro San in Hakone. He showed us the various sites and was able to give us insight on the different monuments etc. Mt Fuji was a disappointment because of weather but he gave us a great trip despite that
Suresh-san. Thank you for your kind message and feedback. I also had good time with nice group of friends. -Kochi
We hired Kochi-sun for a day to guide us in Hakone and had a fantastic, carefree day full of great sights and beautiful nature. Our guide provided interesting information at every sight and took great pictures of us, which he shared after the tour. I rarely have so many beautiful pictures of both myself and my husband together, so I really appreciated this extra step. We could have visited Hakone on our own, but I don’t think we would have been able to see and do so much in one day without a guide. Thanks to Kochi-sun, we were even able to end our long day in a private onsen, which we enjoyed very much. I highly recommend Kochi-sun if you have limited time in Hakone. Many people thought we should have stayed the night there, but I felt we really did accomplish everything we wanted to do du... read more
Anna-san, Thank you for your kind message.
Came across Kochi on TripleLights. We wanted a tour guide because Hakone was perfect for a quick day trip. I really appreciate Kochi. He personalized the entire itinerary per my request. He was extremely kind and accommodating. He was very personable and his English was excellent. We has a passion for history and we really enjoyed our day with him. We love all the pictures he took of us. We got engaged in Japan and he certainly made this experience even more memorable. Thank you very much!!!
Thank you for your feedback. Some day we can meet in the mountain trail. Kilimanjaro or Everest?
What I like most with Junichiro or Kochi: - gives clear directions. My son and friends just met him in Mishima Station and we were based 2 trains away, a local and a bullet train. His clear instructions made it easy for us in navigating our way through the train stations. - replies immediately in my emails and messages - went extra mile in his service. My husband and I weren’t able to join the trip that day due to health condition. Kochi is kind and considerate enough to send me photos of their outing. - He even sent me sweet delicacies at the end of their trip. It was just so unfortunate that we didn’t meet personally that day. But I am sure that we will have other tours in Japan and we already have our best guide. Mary Ann Garcia
Mary san. Thanks for your evaluation and kind message. I hope to meet together some day in the future.
Junichiro is such an amazing guide. He was punctual and well versed in the Japanese culture. He asked us what we like to do and then he planned a great day around that. He kept us on time so that we could accomplish all the things we had planned. The wood working guy was awesome!! The 300 year old tree house and outside sculpture garden was amazing. We had a great lunch in the down town area. We felt we had really expirenced Hakone. So thankful for Junichiro’s recommendations, guidance and knowledge. He spoke great English as well which was very helpful. Thank you so much for a great fun filled day!!
Amazing time in Tokyo with Junichiro, instead if him taking me to places of interested he asked me what kind of interests I had and what I wanted to do and he brought me to thee exact places I had interests in going to. had a great day and will be contacting him again on my layover on the way back home. Great and humble individual as well id highly recommend him!
Thanks. Have a great journey in Thailand and other countries. See you again next year.
Junichiro-san was very responsive to our needs. We saw the historical old Tokaido road and checkpoint. We talked to the artisan who showed us some very interesting and unique puzzle boxes. Breathtaking views from various points in Hokane. Junichiro-san speaks very good English and is a knowledgeable guide. Also very accommodating and helped us with booking a private room at the onsen if you prefer to not using the public baths.
Sheryl san. Thank you for your feedback. Please enjoy and be relax during the rest of Tokyo stay.
Junichiro was outstanding. He replied quickly and with great detail. He listened to our goals and put together an itinerary that was perfect. He went above and beyond to make sure our visit was enjoyable. I highly recommend him for future tours.
Thanks for your feedback and enjoy Beijing with your family.
Junichiro escorted us from Tokyo to Hakone for a day trip. One reason to use a guide was to efficiently navigate the various trains and buses to maximize our limited available time in Hakone. That worked out well - I'm sure we wouldn't have accomplished so much on our own. Although the weather was not great, Junichiro adapted our original plan to visit more indoor locations, another good reason to use a guide. Our time was managed well and we were delivered back to the train station in time for our scheduled train. Junichiro is definitely a pleasant and knowledgeable guide. Thank you.
Daniel san. Thank you for your feedback. I enjoyed with the nice family. - Kochi
We loved our day at Hakone.
Thanks and congratulations for the team Russia winning the World Cup game!
Great day with Junichiro, he took us to two ocean-side towns outside of Tokyo - Enoshima and Kamakura. He was very knowledgeable about the areas, taking us to a beautiful garden (Samuel Cocking Garden), the lighthouse observation center and a really delicious local ramen restaurant in Enoshima. In Kamakura we visited Hase-dera Temple and it's beautiful gardens, as well as Kotokuin Temple with its Great Buddha statue.
Vern san, thank you for your kind message and evaluation. I also had the good day with the best couple and am even jealous about the beach in Florida. Enjoy the rest of days in hard work. -Juniichiro
Great tourguide. His English was easy to understand. He also entertained us while sitting in the ropeway by Some quiz with questions about the region and provided background information. He created the tour as we wanted and told about the historical background of the region to us. Definitely recommend him as a tourguide. (However traveling in the region of Hakone is also very easy to do by your own)
Priscilla san. Thanks for your feedback. Have you enjoyed your first tour in Japan? In touring, I really felt warmth of your family. Say thanks to your family. Kochi
Even before we booked the tour, Junichiro or Kochi as we called him, was very responsive to our questions. He was pro-active and very detailed in mapping out our itinerary. He met us at Odawara station and from that point onwards, it was smooth sailing. He took us to all the highlights of the Hakone area and it didn’t hurt that we had a crystal clear view of Mt Fuji on that day. Junichiro/Kochi took us to a very nice restaurant, and we experienced sitting and eating on Tatami mats. He was very knowledgeable and had an excellent command of English. Most of all, he was very considerate and steered us clear of steep stairs especially when he saw that a couple of members in our team had difficulty with climbing. We had a great time with Junichiro/Kochi and would highly recommend him as a guid... read more
Hi Sulo, I also had good time with you and your friends. Thanks for your feedback. Kochi
Exceptionally prepared - Kochi-san was flawless. He was patient with our multiple changes to the itinerary, made excellent dining recommendations, assisted in translations, was engaging and overall excellent company. We had a wonderful time in Japan and he was a large part of the reason. Junichiro kept the whole family stress free.
Dave san and Debbie san, I had good time also with you and your children. I was impressed that they have their own world and are always considerate of others. A great team! A happy new year! Kochi
Junichiro handled some of my clients who have mobility issues and was very helpful from the time of booking, and as we prepared for their trip. The clients in question have just returned to the US, so I haven't heard their full review, but they briefly told me that they loved spending the day with him. Overall, I thought he was very accommodating, and was very clear about everything the clients needed to do (mostly purchase their Hakone Free Pass tickets.) Thanks for helping my clients!
Daniella san. Thank you for your feedback. They have full curiosity and are even cooperative to me. Please let me know through TripleLights if you have any other tourists in Japan. Junichiro
We had excellent time with Junichiro. Our trip to Kamakura was absolutely great. We can highly recommend him as a very knowledgeable guide with a good sense of humour!
Kersti san, Thank you for your review. A few days ago, I watched a TV program showing the forest of Estonia and Suur Munamagi. How beautiful country you are living! I hope to be there some day in the future. -Kochi
We booked a tour with Junichiro Kochi on Wed (10/5/17), that included my wife, my daughter, son-in-law, and my two grandsons (ages 13 and 17). totaling 6 persons. Kochi-san was very personable and informative, and his tour was very enjoyable. He explanation of the sites were very thorough and he also entertained us with quizes during our train rides. My whole family enjoyed his tour very much - thank you Kochi-san. Roy Tamashiro
Hi Roy san, Thank you for your good rating. I really enjoyed myself with the nice and close family. I hope to see you again in Tokyo or in Hawaii. Kochi
We had a great time exploring Tokyo. Junichiro took us to see the Emperor Palace outer gardens; inner was closed that day. We visited an owl cafe and also stopped by a paper crafts shop where we saw how washi paper was made.
Drany san, Thank you for your review and comments. I suppose you have nice days in Kyoto. Safe trip and enjoy your journey, Kochi
Junichiro was exceptionally nice and perfect with communication from the moment I first contacted him. We had really bad weather which changed most of our plans but he tried his best to save the day regardless. He was super attentive to our schedules and extremely well researched on all the logistics so that all routes and alternative routes were pre planned. Even when we had to change things he stayed with me to make sure I got onto the proper train back to Tokyo. All that aside he had great local historical knowledge and was a real pleasure to be with the entire day. Do yourself a favour and book with him if in the areas he guides as I don't think you could find a person better for the task. Sincerely, Everett
Thank you for your review and kind message. I really appreciate that. I always confuse your name, Everett, and Everest. I hope someday you climb such peak. -Kochi
He was very nice and easy going, knowlefsble and very well prepared and kept us on our itinerary. We enjoyed him and the excursion very much.
David san, Thank you for your review and kind message. I also enjoyed myself to be with a happy family led by nice daddy. Have a pleasant journey! Junichiro Kochi
Kochi was amazing. He showed us all the sites and made the tour fun by having trivia questions. He tried to make it as fun as possible since it was so cloudy we could not see Mount Fuji. I would definitely recommend him for any tour. Thank you!!!
Thanks for review and kind message. Please enjoy the rest of your journey. Kochi