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RIEKO

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Reviews ( 25 )
Sharon Sharon United States ( Solo )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Old town tour extraordinary! ”

We shared a great visit to the Edo Tokyo museum, the Kiyosumi Gardens, the Fukuyama Fudodo temple with its dramatic fire ceremony and the Timioka Hachimangu shrine. Reiko met me where I was staying and educated me on ancient history as well as teaching me about how to get around the city. We did a lot but she paced the day perfectly with time to break for lunch and coffee with a river view. A memorable day, indeed!

RIEKO:

Dear Sharon san, Thank you very much for your wonderful and detailed review! I also enjoyed showing around the museum and the old town. Luckily, we had a beautiful weather, a special ceremony as well. Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan with your son and daughter in law. Thank you again and wish all best for your first grand kid! Please send my best regards to your son and daughter in law. Rieko

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

“ Perfect Day in Tokyo with Rieko ”

My family with two girls aged 7 and 8 and my 70 year old mother followed Rieko’s expert and kind guidance through the highlights of Asakusa and Tokyo, and we were so impressed by her professionalism, dedication, and patience! She is the perfect person to help introduce anyone to the incredible sights here. Rieko really wowed us with her service including helping to carry our shopping bag (since our arms were full with carrying our girls at times) and even taking beautiful pictures of us at the unforgettable Mori digital museum. We look forward to working with Rieko again and recommend her services highly!!!

RIEKO:

Josephine, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! I had a great time with your two cute girls and your very good family. Have a good time in Maihama and see you in Kamakura soon. Please send my best regards to your family. Rieko

Peta Peta Australia ( Family )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Our Tour with Rieko ”

Reiko took our family on a day tour of Tokyo on 26/12/2019. Reiko was polite, informative and spoke good English. We started the day at 9am and finished at 5pm. We covered many local sights in Tokyo including the sky tree, Tokyo Temple a trip on the water bus and my girls’ favourite, the Hedgehog Cafe. It was a great way to see some of Tokyo’s best attractions with minimal fuss.

RIEKO:

Peta san, Thank you for joining my tour, and sending warm words. I had a great time with you and your very cute and polite girls! I hope you had a fun time during the tour in Japan, but there are many places to go in and around Tokyo. Please come back some day again and enjoy other places in Japan. See you soon. Rieko

Esther Esther Philippines ( Family )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Fascinating Nikko with Rieko ”

Rieko san was very responsive when I contacted her. She went out of her way to help me canvas and book a van for our tour. She was punctual and speaks good English. We told her that we are interested to see autumn foliage and she brought us to a beautiful place called Ryuzu Falls. She also brought us to a hotel that served great curry for lunch. Had a fun productive day with Rieko san.

RIEKO:

Esther san Thank you for your warm words. We were very lucky seeing Ryugu fall although it rained in other places. I am glad you liked it. We had a good time with a pretty driver, Luna san. I would be very happy if you come back to Japan with your husband soon. Please send Grace san my best regards. Rieko

Ben Ben United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Outstanding Guide ”

We spent a wonderful day with Rieko showing us around Tokyo. She knows the history of important sights as well as has insights into the culture. We needed some help in getting our train tickets. She revised our itinerary and took us right to a train station and helped us get our tickets. Towards the end of the, my wife and daughter wanted to do some shopping. She made helpful suggestions and took us to some interesting shops. I really appreciated her flexibility and attention to our particular needs. I definitely recommend her!

RIEKO:

Dear Ben san Thank you so much for your prompt and warm review! I’m so glad that Cynthia and Laurie ( sorry I may make a mistake in spelling) could find their favorite kimonos. It was my pleasure helping you. Tomorrow you will leave for Kyoto and Hiroshima, I remember. Please enjoy the beautiful sceneries and different food and culture. Japan is a small country but we have different culture from place to place. Have a nice trip and please come back soon. I miss you, the warm and happy family. Regards, Rieko

Irene Irene United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ A day before typhoon Hagibis. ”

Rieko met us at our hotel in Tokyo on time. The tour started from Rieko helping us to book a different hotel as our cruise was delayed and our hotel did not have availability. Without her we would not know how to find a hotel in the area. When we started planning our visit to Japan we had some ideas of places that we wanted to see in Tokyo. Rieko was very attentive and creative in implementing them into the schedule. We visited all the places we planned with her in advance. Rieko gave us tons of information, answered all questions we had, showed lots of points of interest. We had a wonderful day. As we had to survive the typhoon, she provided us with the local information such as, how to use the metro, where to find food. Afterwards, she called the cruise company for us and told us tha... read more

RIEKO:

Dear Irene san Uradimir san Thank you for your great great review. You must have had a hard time during the typhoon. But thank you for staying in Tokyo for my tour. I had an enjoyable time with you talking a lot. I would like to see you again if you come back to Japan to cover your destinations you could not visit this time. Many thanks again and see you soon. Rieko

Sussan Sussan Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Awesome tofu making experience ”

My family really enjoyed the tour. We are grateful Reiko San was able to help with our dietary requirements. We had an awesome time learning to make tofu. The tofu masters were very lovely, kind and humble people. Highly recommended.

RIEKO:

Sussan san, Thank you for your warm words. I am really glad you liked my tour. I had a very good time with you and your lovely and very polite children. I will tell the tofu masters that you really liked the program. Please try making tofu at home and if you have some questions about making tofu, do not hesitate to ask us. We are always at your service. Please enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan and come back again soon.

Lachlan Lachlan Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Great Day With Rieko ”

Had a great day seeing the area being well looked after by our excellent English speaking guide.

RIEKO:

Dear Lachlan san, Thank you for your warm review! I was so glad you two enjoyed Kamakura a lot in spite of a very hot and humid day. Thank you again and have a good cruise tour. I would love to see you soon. Rieko

D. D. United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Timms Temple Thank You! ”

From the courtesy 1st extended by Rieko through meeting us in the Lobby of our hotel in Yokosuka and her patience by answering our multitude of question throughout our day spent together in KAMAKURA her experience and expertise was much appreciated. "Ricki" saved us from the stress of having to rely on our amateur skills with using the train and bus systems. Most likely allowing us to be able to visit 5 of the temples/shrines in a organized and efficient manner. When it came to providing information on the history of the temples and shrines we visited we found her guidance most appreciated. She kept the 3 of us interested (1 a 15 yr old young lady). If all of the guides representing Triple Lights are as congenial as Rieko I would have no problems using the service in the future.

RIEKO:

Dear D. san, Thank you for your great review! I am afraid I hardly deserve such a great compliment. The time we spent together was very enjoyable for me, too. You listened to me very carefully and asked a lot to enjoy the tour and it is a memorable tour for me. I appreciated it. Please come back to Japan soon and I would be very happy if I see you again then. Send my best regards to your husband and lovely niece, Thank you again.

Sze Keen Sze Singapore ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Wonderful day at Kamakura ”

Reiko met us at our hotel in Tokyo and brought us to Kamakura. She was punctual, courteous and planned our itinerary very intelligently. We successfully visited all the Temples we wanted with the minimum of backtracking and had a nice lunch at a local restaurant with handmade soba . I would recommend Reiko strongly.

RIEKO:

Dear Sze san Thank you for your writing such a warm review very promptly! I was very happy to be with you, very happy family. Your daughter, Anne san and your son, Derek san were both very polite and listened to me very carefully. And I talked with Chris san a lot and had a good time. It was a memorable tour for me, too. Thanks a lot and I hope I can see you again in the near future. Rieko

ANNE ANNE United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Best time in Tokyo ”

Rieko took care of me and my children during our visit in Tokyo. She made sure that our day was packed with wonderful sites to see, and yet we did not feel like we were rushed. We had a nice lunch and even made a stop at a milk tea store when it was already starting to get hot. We were able to visit many sites of Tokyo, and understood its culture more because of Reiko. She gave us a lot of information behind the places we visited which kept my teen aged children interested. It would have been impossible for us to see Tokyo's best if we tried to do it on our own. Reiko even took us back to our hotel despite it is already past the hour that we hired her for, and suggested how we could get to our destination the next day. Thank you so much, Reiko! You made our visit in Japan very memorable. W... read more

RIEKO:

Dear Anne san, Thank you very much for your writing such a warm review! I was very happy to be with a happy family like you and am happy to hear that you liked my tour. It was very grateful that all of you listened to me very carefully and asked lots of questions. I hope all of your stay in Japan was very memorable and come back to Japan some day in the near future. Please send best regards to your pretty daughters, Kiana, Demi, and smart son, Sean. See you again and thanks a lot. Rieko

Jeffrey Jeffrey United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Reiko: Bridging the Cultural Divide Between the West and Extending Beyond the Duties of a Guide ”

Each day we were with Reiko was so simple and easy, that as we transitioned train stations, visited shrines and monuments, and engaged in conversation with waiters and staff (all in predominantly Japanese speaking places) there was no stress or discomfort that often coincides with full days of sight-seeing and travel. Reiko knew the most efficient ways to each station and we actually described her as a "terminator" as she navigated the smallest of corridors and expertly used her energy. Most importantly though, beyond the tasks required of her job she was incredibly personable and so sweet. She was quite knowledgable of Japanese history but also laughed and smiled becoming a part of our family dynamic. Basically, we fell in love with Reiko-San and wouldn't have survived without her. Deserv... read more

RIEKO:

Dear Jeffrey, Susan, Hanna, and Cole, Thank you so so so much for your immediate and super warm review! I was very happy to spend three days with such a happy and great family and I miss you. Please enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan and come back to Japan soon. I hope that it will be sunny and you can enjoy good views of Mt. Fuji. Many thanks again and see you soon.

Jeff Jeff United States ( Family )
Good
1 year ago

“ Japan day tour ”

Rieko was a very nice tour guide for our trip to Tokyo. She was at our hotel on time and she showed us alot of places and facts about Tokyo that we never knew. Our tour was going good but was not great only because we didnt get to see the imperial gardens that day not because of anything Rieko could have done but because President Trump was there that day and the closed that part of the gardens. I would recommend Rieko for anyone who wants to see Tokyo in a small amount of time and have a personal tour guide to show it to you.

RIEKO:

Dear Jeff, Jolanda, and Angelica, Thank you for your review. And that was too bad that the East Garden was closed temporarily during three days while President Trump was in Japan. In addition, on the day we visited, he was not in Tokyo! Please come back soon. The East Garden is beautiful in April, May, June and autumn. See you soon.

Connie Connie United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Yokohama at the height of Golden Week ”

Saw the best of Kamakura and Yokohama thanks to good planning by Reiko. Invaluable as a transportation escort and most informative about the history of the sights we visited. Quite personable and energetic; you may have to declare "uncle" when you are ready to slow down or stop. Most delightful!

RIEKO:

Dear Connie san, Thank you for your great review! I am so grateful for such sweet words. During the tours I had a very good time with you and enjoyed talking with you a lot. I hope you are enjoying a good cruise on a gorgeous boat. Have a good trip and come back to Japan one day. Please send warm regards to Paul san. Rieko

Leonid Leonid United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Rieko gave a most amazing tour of Tokyo ”

We had great time visiting several interesting spots in Tokyo including the fish marke, sushi tasting and Ueno Park. Highly recommend.

RIEKO:

Leonid san Thank you for your great review. I had a good time with you, too. Please enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan and I am looking forward to seeing you again. Send my best regards to Eileen. Thank you Rieko

Chi Chi United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Kamakura tour ”

Great tour! Rieko is very knowledgeable and helpful. She shows us how to use the train and subway system in Japan. She revises the tour schedule to include all places that we'd like to see.

RIEKO:

Dear Chi san and Thi san Thank you for your review! I had a great time with you. Hopefully, I will see you soon again. Let us go to Nikko for your next visit to Japan. Have a good day and enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan.

Bernadette Bernadette United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Superb tour! ”

The best day yet in Japan- Reiko was fun. easy going and flexible and very knowledgeable about Japanese history. I loved Kamikura! Can't wait to return some day.

RIEKO:

Bernadette san, Thank you for your great review! I had a good time with you, too. I am looking forward to seeing you again in Japan. Please send a best regard to your very good husband, Rick. Ricky

Mel Mel United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Tsukiji Fish Market and Tokyo National Museum ”

Rieko san was an excellent guide. She was very knowledgeable about the places we visited. She is very efficient and very well informed. We really appreciate her being very accommodating and her patience. She was very flexible with our schedule. Thank you very much, Rieko san. We will definitely look for you again when we come back to Tokyo!

RIEKO:

Mel san, Thank you so much for your great review! And I am very glad you liked my tour. I had a very good time with such a good family like you and I hope I can see you again in Tokyo soon. Please give my best regards to Asia san and Corey san.

Margery Margery United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Kamakura Tour with Reiko ”

Was able to experience an epic memorable day in Kamakura Japan from Tokyo with friendly, profesional, well spoken Reiko! I not only gathered so much knowledge, Japanese culture, navigation of the transit system, but also a person who will remain a handprint on my life travel experiences. She was informative, used visuals, responded to any questions and provided me with an incredible day.

RIEKO:

Margery san, Thank you very much for your warm words. I myself had a very good time with you on a very fine day! I love Kamakura and am glad you have a very good memory of Kamakura. It was a happy time for me to have been with you and shared a lot of stories. Have a nice time on the last day in Japan and I am looking forward to seeing you again soon. Take care.

Hanif Hanif Indonesia ( Family )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Japanese Making Tofu ”

Wonderful one day how to making premium tofu originally from Japan with Mrs. Rieko. She can translate to English very clearly and very patient to explain in detail. She also have an experience in tour guide who can explains history about Japan and Tokyo tour. Thank you so much.

RIEKO:

Hanif san Thank you very much for your worm review. I am glad that you had a good time in the factory. Please try and practice a lot to make your dream come true. Say hello to Eddy san

Sonia Ella Sonia Peru ( Couple )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Visit to Kamakura ”

I had a wonderful day with Rieko! She’s an experienced tour guide who explains things in detail and makes the most of the time spent with her. I’m very happy to have chosen her as my tour guide in Kamakura!

RIEKO:

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Sonia. I had a great time with you, too, and am very glad you enjoyed Kamakura. Take care and enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. There are a lot of beautiful places in Japan. Have a good trip.

David David United Kingdom ( Friends )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Tokyo highlights ”

Our tour of Tokyo with Rieko was excellent and she really went out of her way to ensure we saw everything as planned. We thank Rieko for all of the information and guiding - book if you can

RIEKO:

Dear David san, Thank you so much for your warm words. I am so happy you enjoyed my tour despite of the rain and I myself had a really good time with you all. You must have enjoyed Japan with your excellent plan and it would be great if you come back for the second visit to Japan in the near future! Rieko

Sophie Sophie United States ( Friends )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Amazing Tour ”

Rieko was an incredible tour guide and extremely helpful!

RIEKO:

Thank you so much for your kind words! I am very glad to know that you enjoyed my tour despite of the heavy rain.

Boris Boris United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Great alternative to a group tour ”

Reiko, thank you very much. Well planned itinerary, very punctual and very easy to inderstand. We enjoyed Nikko and Kamakura very much!

RIEKO:

Boris san, Thank you so much for your review! I had a great time with you, too. I am looking forward to seeing you again in Japan or in Chicago in the near future. Thank you again and best regards, Rieko

Bonnie Bonnie United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Spending a wonderful first day in Japan with Rieko ”

My husband and I had a couple of days in Japan before getting on a cruise ship..we decided to stay in Yokohama rather than Tokyo and looked for a guide who was willing to show us some of the local customs and some of the food culture that we were interested in getting to know. We chose Rieko as she seemed to have some of the same interests. We chose to spend the day using local transportation such as trains and buses as well as learning how to eat Japanese style..we went to Kamakura. Could not have chosen a better tour for us. Rieko picked us up on time...she answered all of our questions prior to booking without delay, she adjusted her schedule to ours since we had just flown in after a 32 hr trip..and it was wonderful. she speaks English very well, answered our many questions about ... read more

RIEKO:

Dear Bonnie san Jim san, Thank you for the flattering remarks you made! I am very happy to have been with you in Kamakura and Yokohama, which are my hometowns. We were so lucky that the rain was over when we arrived at the big Buddha and could enjoy a comfortable walk around Kamakura. When I reached home, I checked my pedometer and I found that I made you walk a bit too much. I hope you are not so tired and enjoying a wonderful cruise tour. If you come to Japan some day, please let me know and I would love to see you again. Thank you again and have a good tour!

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Cities where I can guide: Hakone , Kamakura , Kanagawa , Nikko , Tokyo , Yokohama

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( Business ), French ( Conversational )

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