I had asked Eric to create an itinerary for two days for my family of six. My request was to visit Hiroshima, Nara, Osaka, and Kobe from Kyoto from where we were staying. We ended up visiting Hiroshima and Miyajima on day 1. We used taxis and trains to get to our destinations thru Eric's guidance. We also used a ferrry to get to Miyajima from Hiroshima. We came across some deer along the way to the itsukushima shrine and Torii Gate. Torii Gate was under repair so it wasn't the best time to get some great photos. The scenery there was still worth visiting. We ferried back to Hiroshima and took a train and taxi to see Peace Memorial Park. It was a real moving experience especially when we were going thru the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Next day we decided to visi... read more
Eric was very helpful at exploring options that our kids would like and customizing a day tour just for us. It was an action packed day that was very well organized and all went very smoothly. I would recommend Eric to any family looking for a great day of sightseeing.
Mr Mark and your family Thank you for your comments and I enjoyed the tour with your mice family today Please come to Kyoto or Osaka again Eric Tanaka
Sir Eric was the nicest guide we have encountered. He catered our needs for our tour without any complaints and adjusted to us accordingly. I highly recommend Sir Eric to other tourists. And we are very satisfied with the performance he shared with us. :)
Hi Mr Kevin n your family Thank you for your comments Please come again Kyoto Eric Tanaka
Our family of 5 people was only scheduled to be in Kyoto for 2 days when we booked our tour with Eric. Eric took us to 4 areas in one full day. He was accommodating, patient, and thorough, customizing an entire tour of the city based on our interests, requests, and preferences. He even went to eat dinner with us at the end of the tour. Thanks to him we were able to experience the hidden and authentic spots of the city--places we could have never enjoyed if we didn't have a native Japanese local with us. Eric can explain cultural quirks and differences to foreign visitors. Not only that, his personality is wonderful, and he is sincere, funny, patient, and kind.
Ms Kim I am very happy to have your comments for the tour June 11 See you next time ! Eric Tanaka
Eric was a fantastic guide. Being from the city, he was both knowledgeable about the sites in Kyoto and extremely kind as well. He helped us schedule our day and provided us with recommendations for restaurants and other activities for the rest of our time in Kyoto. Additionally, he took our booking one day in advance after our other cancelled. Highly recommend.
Hi Mr James Thank you for your mail and I am happy to hear from you that you enjoyed Kyoto Please come to Kyoto again. Stop I felt all of you are nice guy and very tuff. Eric Tanaka
Eric was knowledgeable about history, food, rituals, architecture, and popular culture - making our day trip very engaging and enlightening. His friendly and chatty personality, along with his sense of humour was appreciated. We had a wonderful day. Thanks again Eric!
Hi Ms Nancy Thank you for your comments I wish if you will have wonderful stay in Japan. Eric Tanaka
We had a great time with Eric. We visited Funishi-Inari, and Nara (Todai-ji temple and Nara Park) in the morning, after we had lunch together in Kyoto, and visited Kinkaku-ji and Arashiyama area (including bambo grove and Tenryu-ji temple and garden) in the evenig. As we had time and we our Hotel was located in Gion area, he showed also Pontocho and Gion before finishing the tour. Even if it was a rainny day, we followed exactly the agenda, he was very kind and professional. The best part of trip is that we saw magnificient and distinct places, but also we learnt a lot about Japanese history, culture, religion and behavior. Thanks Eric!
Hi Mr Francisco Thank you for your comments and I enjoyed your with you Please appreciate beautiful Japan and I wish if the day in Mt Fuji will be a fine day Eric Tanaka
We only had one full day in Kyoto and decided the best thing for our party of 9 was to arrange a private tour. We had a terrific day with Eric. He met us at our hotel and took us on a day trip covering the highlights of Kyoto. We were able to personalise the tour as one family had been to Kyoto before. Eric was patient, happy and knowledgeable and kept the 5 teenagers entertained . Eric arranged public transport passes which allowed us to travel easily by train and bus to visit the various sites. Our tour lasted 7 hours. I would highly recommend Eric to friends or others considering a private tour. I thought the cost of the day per person was very reasonable.
Ms Jullian Thank you for your comments for my guide tour I am very happy to hear from you that you had a good time in Kyoto I wish if you will enjoy Kanazawa Hakuba and Tokyo Eric Tanaka
Very professional! Thanks for a great Day!
Our first time in Kyoto and we fell in love with the city. Eric was an amazing tour guide, he picked us up and made sure we got the right train back to Tokyo. Excellent customer service, I would highly recommend him...he really knows Kyoto well. A tour we will never forget. Thank you Eric for a great experience in Kyoto.
Eric was a great guide! We did an evening tour, and he took us to several beautiful spots in Kyoto. We got some fantastic pictures, and Eric was happy to take photos of our group. At times we had difficulty understanding (we are native English speakers), but Eric was enthusiastic and answered all our questions. I appreciated that the route he took us on was very well-planned and scenic--it felt like we were among the local population. Thank you, Eric!
Eric showed us Kyoto as his home town. He knows his way around and adds lots of color. Enjoyed our time with him
Ms Lori Thank you for your comments Please come again Eric Tanaka
Eric was an awesome guide. He is very knowledgeable about the history. He brought us to great restaurants so we were able to enjoy the amazing food! Thank you so much Eric.
I was pleased with the day tour to Hiroshima with Eric. I traveled with my 6-year old daughter, and I was a bit anxious about the trip. Eric was kind, considerate, and pretty flexible with re: our pace, interests, and (ice-cream) stops etc. On our way back, my credit cards did not work on the (shinkansen) ticket machines, and Eric paid for our tickets and asked us to pay it back when we reached an ATM (that did take our cards). I would definitely seek him out for future day tours if/when I travel to Japan again.
Our family had a great overview of Kyōto in one day and despite the extreme heat- Eric was able to provide a great commentary and lovely oversight of Kyōto. From a visit to the beautiful shrines, to the exhilarating scenic train ride which provided us with many wonderful photos to take (and which the kids really loved) to visiting the enchanting Bamboo Grove. Eric also brought us to the Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Temple) which was magnificent and he knew the exact spot for the perfect shot of the temple. If we were to have done all the excursions ourselves we would have spent much longer trying to use the public transport system and finding the attractions whereas Eric knew the shorter routes and saved us much effort. He provided an insightful view of the attractions and of Japanese cultu... read more
Hi Mr.Maurice Thank you for your comments for mu guide, and I am happy to hear from you that you enjoyed Kyoto. I am sure that you returned to your country safely. Eric Tanaka
Thank you Eric san. You are a wonderful guide. Thank you for the extra effort you made in finding our home in osaka. When you are in the Philippines... please let us know. You will be our guest. Sincerely, Lian and family
Thank you for your message. Please enjoy Japan.
Eric was happy to guide us thru Kyoto. He had a wonderful introduction to all of the sights. My husband was not too mobile and made sure we got to many important sights.
Hi Ms.Shron ! Thank you for your commnets, and I am happy to hear that you enjoyed Kyoto. Eric Tanaka
Eric has been most helpful in helping my family and me plan our stay in Kyoto. We have not been sure what we want to see/do while in Kyoto and Eric has been very flexible and excellent to communicate with. He has provided us very detailed itinerary ideas along with the associated costs of each. Thank you Eric.
Hi! Mr.Ron I appreciate your comments for me. I am sure that your comments will help my tours on Triplelights sales promote for new customers. Thank you a lot! Eric Tanaka