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ERIC

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(35) Reviews
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Reviews ( 35 )
Kristine Kristine Japan
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Fantastic Specialized Tour ”

We contacted Eric at the very last minute to do a very abbreviated tour. He took us exactly where we wanted to go and helped us meet our timing constraints. We had a fantastic time. We enjoyed the information he shared with us about the places we went to see.

ERIC:

Ms Kristine Thank you for your comments Please enjoy Japan another couple of days Eric Tanaka

Rosemary Rosemary Hong Kong ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Thank you Eric! ”

Many thanks to Eric for his well planned tour around the Gion area and his patience during the trip!

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Ms Rosemary Thank you for your comments and It is my pleasure that your mom enjoyed shopping Please come to Kyoto again Regards Eric Tanaka

Margie Margie Australia ( Couple )
Good
1 month ago

“ GION and Kyoto ”

Good guide but was disappointed on the transport pick up and drop off. We asked Eric to pick us up and drop off at hotel. Demanded money for a cab there and back and then asked for additional money to cover. Very unprofessional.

ERIC:

Sorry for causing you to pay extra money I will pay attention about this matter. EricTanaka

Kunal Kunal United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Fantastic, knowledgeable, friendly - we had a fantastic experience! ”

Eric was fantastic. From the moment we booked he was super friendly, communicated effectively and made our life super easy. On the tour itself he was very flexible to make sure we covered everything we wanted to, but also added his unique perspective on the beautiful sites of Kyoto. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend anyone to approach him!

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Mr Kunal I appreciated your comments to the tour on Dec 31 I am Happy to hear that you enjoyed tour with me Please come to Japan and have a wonderful time. Thanks and regards Eric Tanaka

Whitney Whitney Japan
Excellent
1 month ago

“ This tour was the high point of our trip to Japan ”

At the last minute we decided we needed a tour of Kyoto to really get a feel of the city. Eric was great at immediately responding to my inquiry, and agreed at our meeting time and place, which was only a few hours out. His personality is very upbeat and cheerful and his enthusiasm for the job and the sights really shines through. He was great answering all of our questions and showing us off the path spots of interest. At the end of our tour, he not only took the taxi to the train station with us, but helped purchase our train tickets and literally put us on the correct train to make sure there were no mistakes since it were a little nervous. He even changed our train to one that would be more efficient than what we had originally planned. I would highly recommend Eric as a fantastic guid... read more

ERIC:

Hi Ms Whitneu Thank you for your and I am very happy to hear from you that you enjoyed tour: with me. If possible, please come to Kyoyo again and to wish to have a good time with you Thanks and Regards. Eric Tanaka

Veronica Veronica United States ( Friends )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Friendly and fun! ”

Eric helped us customize the Kyoto day tour, taking into account our every wish. He is also very knowledgeable, yet friendly and easy-going. Eric helped us to pack so much information, places, experiences and fun in just a few hours, it simply outstanding. We knew from the first minute we made the right choice by selecting Eric.

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Hi Ms Veronica Thank you for your comments for the tour. I really enjoyed the tour with you, and fortunately we could move on schedule. Though we have some rain in Osaka stop it has converted to Foggy nihgt at Sky Building. I appreciate your comments and I wish to say "please enjoy another days in Japan" Eric Tanaka

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

“ Very informative and personal tour of Gion ”

We arranged to take the Kyoto Night Walking tour with Eric to see Gion at night. Eric was a great guide. He was very knowledgeable about the area and gave us insight on Kyoto history and culture (then and now). He pointed out interesting details (in the buildings and streets) which made the tour more personal. Besides strolling through the places listed on the tour, we also saw the Kabuki Theater and learned a bit about kabuki. My wife was very appreciative that we were able to stop and buy gifts from a well-known/established Kyoto cloth shop that Eric pointed out. Eric, thank you very much for a memorable tour of Gion area!

ERIC:

Thank you Mr Gerard Family for your comments I am very happy to hear from you that you enjoyed the night tour with me. You are nice family and I wish if you come to Kyoto again Merry Christmas and wishing you A Happy New Year ! Eric Tanaka

Edward Edward United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Wonderful tour! I would give 6 stars if I could! ”

My wife and I were traveling to the Kyoto area for the first time, and we really wanted a well-informed tour guide given how much there is to do and see in this area. Eric was very well-rated for this region, and we could not have been happier with having had him as our tour guide. In the span of just over 8 hours, Eric took us to multiple historic sites and tourist attractions around Kyoto as well as Nara with great efficiency. Even so, Eric was incredibly friendly and patient with us and we never felt rushed at any point during the day. He was upbeat and enthusiastic the entire time, and he really went above and beyond to make sure that we felt comfortable and that our questions were answered. He was also very well-informed about the relevant history of our tour sites, and he was even ab... read more

ERIC:

Hi Mr Edward Thank you very much for your high rated evaluation I also enjoyed the tour with you How about Ramen, Daicho-Asahi, last night ? I wish if you will have a good time another 2 days in Kyoto If you have a chance to come to Kyoto, please contact with me Eric Tanaka

lori Lori United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Day trip from Osaka to Nara ”

I hired Eric to guide my parents from Osaka to Nara and back to Osaka for a day trip. He was very conscientious and looked for elevators and escalators for my aging parents and took a slow pace. He guided them to Nara deer park and a temple, then back to Osaka for Skytree and dontonburi exploring. And gave them a great recommendation for shabu shabu lunch. My father speaks a little japanese so that was helpful as Eric has is a bit of a japanese accent. But that did not impact the tour at all. Great guide that listened and took extra time and was able to book him the night before. Thank you!

ERIC:

Thank you for your happy comments to me. My principal on tour is to enjoy tour with our guests and it is my pleasure that we had a good time with your parents Please come to Japan again. Eric Tanaka

Irina Irina Japan ( Solo )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Visited main temples and beautiful gardens to see autumn foliage... ”

Was very interesting, informative and pleasant walk. Eric is very welcoming, accommodating, patient and has a good sense of humor. He is very attentive to your preferences and interests, he made an itinerary which suited the most my interests and ensured the most efficient use of time. With interesting insights about Japan, Japanese life style and history, it was a very interesting and enjoyable tour. Many thanks.

Michael Michael Australia ( Solo )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Awesome 1 day guided tour in Kyoto ”

Eric was very organised and knowledgable about all the temples and shrines that we visited. Knew how to move around the city very easily and just made it all easy. I would definitely recommend seeing the sights with Eric!!

ERIC:

Mr Michael I am very happy to hear from you that you enjoyed tour in Kyoto with me Please come to Kyoto again with your friend Thank you for comments !, Eric Tanaka

Ankita Ankita India ( Friends )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ One-day in Kyoto? Eric is a godsend! ”

We had planned to stay 4 days of our 9 day stay in Japan but Typhoon Hagibis put paid to that. Our flights got cancelled 3 days in a row which meant we ended up going to Tokyo directly. I was determined to do at least a day trip to Kyoto even if it meant travelling 2 hrs 40 mins each way on the bullet train. This left us about 8 hours in Kyoto and Eric planned it brilliantly for us He met us at Kyoto station and took us directly by train to Arashiyama and then Kinkakuji temple. Eric took care of buying the entrance tickets everywhere for us (we had given him money for this as soon as we met him) and ensured a smooth experience everywhere! We ended the trip in Gion and the Kodaiji shrine - and also did Fushimi Inari in between. My friends told me they spent 3 days doing all this at leas... read more

ERIC:

Hi Mrs. Antika Thank you for your comments and I am happy to hear from that you enjoyed Kyoto with me. It is lucky that we have visited 5 places in 7.5 hours . On starting we caught a train and seated just 3 minutes in advance , and at last place, Yasaka we arrived there at the twilight time and enjoyed shopping there. Please come to Kyoto again. 1600 temples and 300 shrines are located in Kyoto. Eric Tanaka

John John Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ One Day Supertour with Eric ”

Eric took us for the 9 hour supertour of some of the key highlights of Kyoto. We covered the Golden Temple, the Bamboo Forest, Nijo Castle, the Fushimi Inari Shrine, the Higashikujomuromachi-Honganji temple, Gino and the Yasaka Pagoda. It was an excellent day and Eric was knowledgeable, warm and friendly as well as extremely flexible. He did a great job and we were very happy.

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Hi Mr John Thank you for comments for the tour I am much surprised at powerful and nice AG persons I am happy to visit Yasaka pagoda and Kiyomizuzaka area just on time with you Please enjoy Oita too Eric Tanaka

Jayne Jayne Japan ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Gion evening trip ”

We had heard about Gion and wanted to visit. As I am mobility impaired we decided the grouo tour was not an option as I cannot always keep up with the group and therefore miss some of the infomation. The tour we selected allowed personalisation and to be tailored to my pace. Eric was informative being a Kyoto native and took us to places that we probably wouldn't have seen let alone known about. Gion is a maze of small streets and without a knowledgable guide it would be easy to get lost. We also invited Eric to join us for dinner afterwards and his recommendation was excellent. He gave us an insight into the history of the area as well us showing us many places in the 1.5 hours of the tour.

Diane Diane Japan ( Family )
Very Good
4 months ago

“ Great trip to Nara ”

We had a half day your with Eric in Kyoto. He meet us promptly at the station as planned and was very well prepared with background info on Japan history and culture relevant to what we were going to see. Eric led us to two temples and a shrine very efficiently with lots of insightful info. It was a great tour.

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Ms Diane Thank you for your comments I am very happy to hear from you that you enjoyed Nara tour Please enjoy Japan Eric Tanaka

M M United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Kyoto and Nara ”

Eric met us when we arrived at the Kyoto Station. Then, he took as to our hotel. There, he gave us a quick summary on Japanese history, to provide context for the places we will be visiting. On the first day, for 6 hours, the six of us went with him to visit Nijo Castle, Nishiki Market, and Kiyomizu Temple. Eric continued to explain the political and religious background as we walked through Nijo Castle. When we were at Nishiki, it started to rain and Eric bought umbrellas for each of us. The Kiyomizu temple was an uphill walk. Eric took us through a path that was less steep, and was patient as we climb up at our own pace. The next day, for 10 hours, the nine of us went with Eric to Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Tenryuji Temple, Kinkakuji Temple, Fushimi Inara Shrine, Todaiji Temple, and Nara... read more

ERIC:

Mr Myra Thank you very much for your comments And I am very happy to hear from you that you enjoyed 2 days tours in Kyoto and Nara Please come again to Kyoto. Eric Tanaka

Thongphanh Thongphanh United States ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Kyoto and Osaka ”

After extensive research into private guides, we are so happy and lucky we found Eric! He is amazing! He is very knowledgeable about Kyoto, Osaka, Japan history, and he navigated the train/subway system with ease. We were traveling in a party of 7 with a wheelchair (grandpa can only walk short distances) and an 8 month old baby, so we had to take a lot of elevators. He was very patient and even in the bustle of people at the train stations, he kept everything calm and we did not feel rushed. We were able to see everything he had planned out on our itinerary - which for two days was impressive! Day 1 Kyoto: We saw the Fushimi Inari Shrine with 1000 Tori, Kyoto Imperial Palace, ate lunch at a popular Japanese “fast food” (Nakai - although fast it was so yummy!), Ginkakuji (the golden tem... read more

ERIC:

Hi Mr Thongphanh I appreciate your comments If you come to Japan again please contact with me Eric Tanaka

Asif Asif Canada ( Family )
Very Good
5 months ago

“ Hiroshima, Nara, Osaka, and Kobe ”

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

Mark Mark Canada ( Family with kids )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Very busy but fantastic day. ”

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.

ERIC:

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

Kevin Chuck Kevin Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ The Excellent Kyoto Tour! ”

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. :)

ERIC:

Hi Mr Kevin n your family Thank you for your comments Please come again Kyoto Eric Tanaka

Kim Kim United States ( Family )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Excellent Kyoto Tour . ”

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.

ERIC:

Ms Kim I am very happy to have your comments for the tour June 11 See you next time ! Eric Tanaka

James James Japan
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Excellent guide ”

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.

ERIC:

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

Nancy Nancy Australia ( Family )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Outstanding ”

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!

ERIC:

Hi Ms Nancy Thank you for your comments I wish if you will have wonderful stay in Japan. Eric Tanaka

Francisco Francisco Spain ( Couple )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Kyoto&Nara ”

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!

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

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

“ Family Private tour of Kyoto ”

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.

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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

karen Karen United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Great day in Kyoto ! ”

Very professional! Thanks for a great Day!

Osvaldo Osvaldo United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Amazing Kyoto experience ”

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.

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

“ Beautiful evening tour ”

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!

Lori Lori United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Really knows his town ”

Eric showed us Kyoto as his home town. He knows his way around and adds lots of color. Enjoyed our time with him

ERIC:

Ms Lori Thank you for your comments Please come again Eric Tanaka

SIRIRAT SIRIRAT United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Tenryuu-ji, Bamboo Grove, Ryouan-ji, Kinaku-ji, & Nara (Todai-ji, Deer Park) ”

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.

Sepali Sepali Canada ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Trip was smooth ”

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.

Maurice Maurice United Kingdom ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Lovely Overview of Ky?to ”

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

ERIC:

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

Ma. Lillian Ma. Philippines ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Awesome guide ”

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

ERIC:

Thank you for your message. Please enjoy Japan.

Sharon Sharon United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Happy to guide ”

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.

ERIC:

Hi Ms.Shron ! Thank you for your commnets, and I am happy to hear that you enjoyed Kyoto. Eric Tanaka

Ron Ron Canada ( Family )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Excellent Guide ”

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.

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

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Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Kobe

Languages English ( License ), Japanese ( Intermediate )

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