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Junko

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Reviews ( 36 )
marta Marta United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Very lovely day ”

I set up a full 8 hours with Junko in Tokyo in November 2018. She had great communication planning our day as best as possible for the list of things I wanted to see. Unfortunately, I was very tired and jet lagged and by the 4th hour was having a hard time keeping up. I would recommend her to anyone - she came fully prepared with maps and ideas etc. She was lovely - but we didn't do enough stopping for meals, water etc. Possibly because my plan was very extensive - and she wanted to please me. Note that it can take 30 mins to get anywhere - focus on a few neighborhoods and do everything in that area vs jumping across town etc. Make sure you are clear about stops and lunch etc. Tokyo is super crowded so lines everywhere at lunch. I would start early, have lunch early and make sure its a pl... read more

Junko:

Thank you so much for a wonderful review, Marta! I am very glad to have helped you know Tokyo. However, the one-day tour was so extensive to make you get tired. Tokyo is a very large and crowded city but also very attractive. So I hope you would come back to Tokyo again in the cherry-blossom season. Thank you again! Junko

Lee Lee United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Junko made our Tokyo experience wonderful. ”

We booked a 7 hour tour of Tokyo with Junko on November 9, 2018. Junko is the definition of excellence in a guide: Very professional manner, knowlegdable, good personality and very good English speaker. She communicated well with us before our Tokyo tour with helpful suggestions and even researched transportation options for us to get to Tokyo from Yokohama. She arrived early at the designated meeting place and immediately started our tour. Junko guided us though all chosen sites efficiently but with flexibility when we requested a weather-related change of itinerary, which turned out to be even better than originally planned. Junko was able to provide erudite answers to all of our questions about Tokyo history and Japanese culture. Junko suggested a very good option for lunch at a re... read more

Junko:

I appreciate your wonderful review, Lee! I am very happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed my tour. I also had a great time with you all and really enjoyed talking with you Japanese history and culture. Thank you again and take care. Junko

Linda Linda United States ( Solo )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Junko is the best!! ”

Junko was an excellent choice for me! She came to the Yokohama port to meet my ship and guided me safely to my Tokyo hotel. I was not feeling 100% that day, and Junko took care of everything .. checking me in, taking care of my luggage, arranging early check-in, and seeing me safely to my room. She also made a cancellation for me for a restaurant booking. On the second day, my plans had changed. I wanted to go to Kamakura to see the giant Buddha at the Zen Temple there. Junko quickly changed her prepared Tokyo itinerary and rewrote one for Kamakura, sending it by fax to my hotel room. I was feeling much better on our day, so we met at 7:30 am and caught one train, then a local (great sightseeing along the way) to the beautiful Hasadera temple. Along the way, Junko and I talked ab... read more

Junko:

Thank you so much for a great review. I really appreciate your long review using your precious time. I am glad to hear you enjoyed our visiting Kamakura, seeing Hase Kannon and the Great Statue of Buddha and drinking a macchia tea in the bamboo garden of Hokokuji Temple. I also had a wonderful time with you all. I will never forget such a wonderful memories. Hope to see you again in Tokyo. Thank you again and take care!! Junko

Tina Tina United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Fantastic days... ”

First time I have used a guide from triplight and lucky for them it was Junko. She was great, handled my family with kids and grandparents. We had so much variety in two days, shrines, shopping, older communities, younger communities... couldn’t have had two better days and hope to see Junko again next time we come to japan. Thank you so much Junko for everything!!!

Junko:

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review, Tina! I really appreciate it. I am very happy to hear you and your family enjoyed my tour. I never forget having a great time with you all.... Hope that you enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. Thank you again and take care!! Junko

Anatol Anatol United States
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Excellent ”

Junko is the best. Everything we asked of her - whether it was sightseeing or food-related, whether it was for the day of our tour or the days after - Junko went above and beyond by providing meticulous details. Thanks, Junko, for a memorable day in Tokyo.

Junko:

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review, Anatol. I am really glad to hear you your wife enjoyed my tour and the food. Hope to see you again near future. Thank you again and take care. Junko

Julie Julie United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Excellent tour of Kamakura! ”

Junko provided a spectacular tour of Kamakura, being careful ahead of time to clarify what exact places we wanted to visit. While she had a list of suggested places, she was very open to our ideas. For example, when we requested to have lunch a particular restaurant (highly recommended on Tripadvisor), Junko made reservations for us. She was very warm and likable, organized, and helpful with providing the historical details of Buddhism and Shintoism. Junko was very good with our 14 year old daughter, and said she enjoys children (we were not surprised!) - so if you have kids, she would be a great guide!! We recommend her highly.

Junko:

Thank you so much for such a nice review. I am really glad to hear they enjoyed my tour! I also had a great time with them. Hope you and your family will come to see cherry blossoms. Thank you again. Junko

DEBRA DEBRA United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Great tour with Junko ”

We had a great day touring Tokyo with Junko. She was very knowledgeable and helpful and we covered a lot of sights that would have been difficult to find on our own. We had a very ambitious itinerary and she spent extra time with us so we were able to cover everything we wanted to. It was so helpful to have Junko show us how to navigate Tokyo on our first day!

Junko:

Thank you very much for a wonderful review, Debra! I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed my tour. I am also glad we were able to go to Fukagawa Fudo. Hope to see you again in future. Thank you again and take care. Junko

Mark Mark New Zealand ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ 2 really good days ”

Junko was a delight to be guided by. It was great fun and a very good experience. We would suggest to anyone considering the idea of a guide around Tokyo to do it and if you are lucky and she is available book Junko

Junko:

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review, Mark. I am really happy to hear that you and Hirally enjoyed my tour. I had a great time with you. Hope that you will enjoy the rest of your stay in Tokyo! Thank you again, Junko

Nelson Nelson Hong Kong ( Couple )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Morning tour in Tokyo ”

Miss Junki is very knowledgeable and extremely helpful and professional. We will ask her to be our guide in future if we visit again.

Junko:

Thank you very much for a wonderful review. I am very happy to have accompanied you to Nezu and Yanaka. Hope to meet you in future. Thank you again and take care. Junko

Kevin Kevin United Kingdom ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ 2 Days in Tokyo ”

My daughter and I had 2 wonderful days being shown the sites of Tokyo You could not ask for a more gracious, patient and well informed guide than Junko For first time visitors Tokyo can be a little overwhelming but Junko made everything so so enjoyable and easy My 11 year old loved the 2 Days Junko spent with us and we recommend her very highly Thank You so much Junko Kevin and Kyla

Junko:

Thank you so much for a wonderful review, Kevin and Kyla. I am very happy that you enjoyed my tour. I also had a great time wiith you! Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. Thank you again, Junko

Gery Gery United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Excellent guide ”

She was very informative and patient. She helped us with many logistical details that would have been near impossible without a Japanese guide. Our kids really enjoyed interacting with her. She was always punctual and kept us on schedule. We would gladly use her services again.

Junko:

Thank you so much for such a great review. I am very happy that you and your family enjoyed my tour. How's Yudanaka? Hope you will enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. Thank you again and take care. Junko

Phillip Phillip Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Walking tour of Tokyo ”

Junko was a great guide. This was our first day in Tokyo and Junko gave us the perfect introduction. We had 2 tired kids with us after a long flight but Junko made sure there was plenty for them to see and do. In particular the walk through Yaneka was fantastic and probably something we couldn't have found by ourselves

Junko:

Thank you so much for a wonderful review. I am very happy that you enjoyed the walk tour of Yanaka. Your kids are very motivated. I was so impressed. Hope you would come again in Spring to see beatutiful cherry blossoms. Thanks again, Junko

Richard Richard Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ A thoroughly interesting day ”

Prior to arriving in Tokyo we had discussed, by email, a plan for the day. We were not overly interested in 'sightseeing' but instead wished to visit some interesting neighbourhoods. We suggested the Kagurazaka area and Junko recommended we should also explore the Yanesen district near the Yanaka Cemetery. It was a thoroughly interesting day. As first-timers to Japan, Junko was able to explain many aspects of Japanese culture and reliigion and we really enjoyed the day. She is a quiet, patient guide and gave us plenty of information without overloading us with too many facts.

Junko:

Hi Richard, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. I am truely happy that you and your wife enjoyed my tour. Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan ....Kisoji!!! Thank you again, Junko

Randy Randy United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Great day in Tokyo ”

Junko was a a great guide. She arrived at our hotel early and had set a nice itinerary for us but was very flexible as well. Her English was good enough that I had no problem understanding. She was personable and friendly. She explained a lot about the Japanese people, their history, beliefs, habits and customs. She had much information about each place we visited. She even helped clean me up after a bird flew overhead and dropped a “load” on my shirt. She also helped us purchase tickets for the Narita Express while we were at the train station, since we were leaving a couple of days after. Junko gave us a little parting gift at the end of our tour. Thank you, Junko, for a wonderful day in Tokyo!

Junko:

Thank you so much for a nice review, Randy! I am really happy that you enjoyed my tour. I had a good time with you, too. Hope you will come back to Japan in spring to see cherry blossoms. Thank you, again. Junko

J J Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Great guide to work with! ”

Junko guided two of our passengers for 1 day in Tokyo. She was great to work with prior to their tour and helped to arrange the tour details. We will use her service again! Thank you Junko!

Junko:

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review!! I am very glad that you like my tour. Thank you again. Junko

Joanne Joanne Canada ( Friends )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Sumo tournament Yaneka ”

Junko, worked hard to plan a wonderful day for us. She was able to change the day as needed as we had some deadlines to meet. She was able to source out tickets for the sumo tournament and our evening cruise was a wonderful way to end the day. Thank you for all your hard work.

Junko:

Thank you so much for a wonderful review. I am really happy to have helped you create good memories in Tokyo. I also had a good time with you. Thank you again and Take care. Junko

Fiona Jones Fiona Australia ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Family 4hr Tokyo with 2 boys age 11 & 8 ”

Junko was very informative and accommodating. As we are first timers to Japan she also was helpful explaining things from traditions, history to using the rail system. My boys said " she had an up beat attitude and was really nice when explaing Tokyo", and "she was really great". Thank you for your services terrific day even though we were all tired from flight!

Junko:

Thank you so much for a wonderful review, Fiona! I really had a great time with you and your family. Your two boys were very polite and earnestly listened to me. So I was very impressed. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. Take care. Thank you again, Junko

Gary Gary Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Excellent guide for Tokyo ”

Junko was very friendly, patient and knowledgeable, with excellent English. She gave us an excellent tour of the main attractions and explained history and culture. Junko also arranged a tea ceremony and booked a great restaurant for lunch. She also taught us how to navigate the subway! Altogether a fun first day in Tokyo with our excellent guide Junko.

Junko:

Thank you so much for a wonderful review, Gary and Eleanor!! I also had a great time with you. I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. Thank you again, Junko

Lawrence Lawrence United States ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Thank you, Junko ”

We were very happy with our wonderful guide Junko. She was extremely kind and attentive. Even before we met, she already helped us not only plan our day with her, but also answered our questions and made useful suggestions for other days, including very detailed help with planning our trip to Nikko. In Tokyo Junko met us at Tsukiji Market after we had a delicious sushi breakfast in one of the restaurants Junko recommended. Junk showed us around outer market and introduced us to many interesting foods and snacks unique to Japan. Then we spent the full day with Junko looking at the new (Harajuku, Shibuya) and old (Yanaka, Meiji Temple, Ueno, Asakusa). At the end of our long day we felt as if we spent several days in Tokyo (and not 8 hours). During our lunch, Junko selected excellent place ... read more

Junko:

Thank you so much for a wonderful review, Lawrence and Ella! I also had a great time with you...We walked a lot :Tsukiji, Harajuku, Yanaka, etc. After the tour I checked my pedometer that showed 26000 steps!!!! Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. I would be very happy to see you again in spring. Junko

Ron Ron United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Walking Tour Of Tokyo ”

Junko was incredibly accommodating on a hot and blistering day in Tokyo. She showed us around the Tsukiji Fish market, Sensoji Temple and Tokyo Skytree. We even had the chance to experience a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony. We had our 10 year old son with us and she made sure that none of our walking activities were too strenuous for him. We had never been to Japan before and made the most of our day thanks to Junko and her very knowledgeable tour. We became familiar with the Tokyo mass transit system and were able to travel around thanks to her advice. I would very much recommend her for anyone wishing to explore the Japanese capital for the first time.

Junko:

Thank you so much for a wonderful review, Ron. I am very happy to have helped you enjoy staying in Tokyo. Hope you and your family will come to Tokyo again. Take care! Junko

Gina Gina Australia ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Wonderful Guide ”

Highly recommend Junko as a tour guide. Very knowledgeable, caring and well prepared guide. Had an amazing tour at fish market where we loved the different samples to taste. Had our 8yo grandson with us who she also looked out for in the crowds and always had our needs in mind. Due to the heat had to cut our tour short which upset us but Junko was very caring making sure I was ok doing all she could to make me comfortable. Thank you for the part of the tour we got to do with you, and will use you again on our next visit to amazing Tokyo.

Junko:

Thank your so much for a wonderful review, Gina. I am really happy that you enjoyed the Tsukiji Market. Hope you have a good time in the rest of your stay in Tokyo and that I will meet you, Mitchel and your family again! Take care!! Junko

Sally Sally United States ( Family )
Very Good
5 months ago

“ Very flexible and accommodating ”

Junko was a lovely tour guide and we greatly appreciated her willlingness to adapt our tour based on the interests and energy levels of our children (ages 10 and 12 yrs old). We also appreciate how well organized she was and it was very nice of her to provide us with add'l materials to help us get around Tokyo and look up things of interest for the rest of our trip.

Junko:

Thank you for a wonderful review, Sally! I am very happy to have helped you stay in Tokyo. Take care! Junko

Adriano Adriano United Kingdom ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Very attentive ”

Junko was very attentive to us. We really enjoyed the tour. We did the east Tokyo tour, and everything she showed us was of interest. We would recommend her.

Junko:

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. I am very happy that you enjoyed my tour. I hope you will have a good time in Kyoto! Junko

 Carrie United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Fun trip with family ”

Junko was prompt and friendly and easy to talk to. We really enjoyed the tour with her. We did get a little lost trying to find the hedgehog/rabbit/chinchilla/otter cafe in harajuku but the grandkids sure had fun. Thank you Junko for your kind interaction with the youngsters.

Junko:

Thank you so much for a wonderful review, Carrie! I had a good time with your family. Your grandchildren are really smart and cute. Hope to see you again in 2020. Junko

Pierre Pierre Sweden ( Solo )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Customized tour ”

It was very memorable tour. We had a plan, but it was flexible, so I could decide to spend more time in some areas on the spot. Junk is very knowledgeable and I had no problem communicating, despite me not being a native English speaker.

Junko:

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. I am very happy that you enjoyed my tour. And thank you for booking another tour in Kamakura. I am very looking forward to seeing you again! Junko

Eddie (Ed) Eddie United States ( Solo )
Very Good
6 months ago

“ Customized Tokyo ”

Junko was very informative and adaptive. My three days with her were not your typical see the Sights. Being a foodie , led to some off the beaten path not usually requested places. Combine that with the "normal" tour activities it was a very enjoyable time. She is extremely organized and able to help with translations and directions. I would recommend her without hesitation. Especially for customization.

Junko:

Thank you so much for a nice review. I am so happy you enjoyed a day with me. I had a great fun with you Hope you had a wonderful days for the rest of your stay in Tokyo. Thank you again. Junko

Raviv Raviv United States ( Solo )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Had a great time seeing Tokyo ”

Junko was great. I recommend her as a private guide in Tokyo

Junko:

Thank you so much for a wonderful review, Raviv. I am very happy that you enjoyed my tour. Have a nice stay in Japan. Junko

Shela Shela United States ( Couple )
Good
7 months ago

“ Tour in Tokyo ”

Junko was very helpful in getting us familiar with the transit system & gave a good tour of Tokyo areas that were on our list to see.

Junko:

Thank you for the review, Shela. How was Ashikaga Park and Nikko? It was nice to meet you. Hope you come to Tokyo someday. Junko

Tom Tom Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ A great day and a fantastic tour ”

Junko gave us a terrific insight into Japan and Tokyo. Always helpful and eager to please, Junko made our first day in Japan memorable. The tour was customized to meet our needs and we knew we were in good hands from our first contact. Well done and highly recommended.

Junko:

Thank you so much for a wonderful review, Tom! I am so happy to hear you had a good time. I really enjoyed accompanying you in Tokyo. Thank you again. Junko

Laura Laura Japan
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Day tour of Tokyo ”

We had a brilliant day with Junko, she asked what we are interest in before hand and plan an amazing day for us doing everything we wanted and more. She spent lots of time with us and helped out with train tickets and other helpful tips for the rest of our stay. Would absolutely recommend her as a tour guide.

Junko:

Hi Laura, Thank you for a wonderful review. I am very happy that you enjoyed viewing the cherry blossoms in Tokyo!! Hope you come in future and we meet again!!

Merci Merci Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ a perfect guide for us in tokyo!!! ”

we had an excellent tour of tokyo. this was because we had a perfect guide, Junko!! she was so knowlegeable ,professional and caring!!!this made our tokyo experience very memorable!! thank you again junko!!!

Junko:

Thank you very much for a wonderful review, Merci! I am so happy to hear you had a good time. I really enjoyed accompanying you and your family. Hope we can meet again in Tokyo!!

Phil Phil United States ( Solo )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ A great all day tour ”

Junko was wonderful! She met me in the hotel lobby exactly on time and we were off! She was flexible and helpful, and I saw so many things! Junko also made me feel more comfortable with the rest of my Tokyo visit, answering many questions about the culture, things to do, things to avoid, and how to not stand out. I will gladly use her again in the future!

Junko:

Thank you so much for a wonderful review, Phil! I am so happy to hear you had a good time. I really enjoyed talking with you about Tokyo. Hope you come back to Japan in near future and we can meet again.

Thy Thy United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Awesome tour in Tokyo ”

We had a great time with Junko during our time in Tokyo. She was very well prepared with the itinerary. She was also very accommodating when we needed to change our plans last minute. She was very sweet and thoughtful with advices of certain crowded areas because we were traveling with a toddler. We were able to visit many attractions with her help. She gave some great advices for using the subway since Tokyo metro was very complicated. We thoroughly enjoyed spending two days with Junko. When we make a return trip to Tokyo in the future we would definitely book her again.

Junko:

Thank you for your review, Thy! It's so nice to hear that you enjoyed the tour. I also had a lovely time with you and your family. Your boy is really adorable. There are a lot of lovely places to visit in Japan. I hope you come to Japan again in the near future and see you then. Thank you again for your wonderful review and take good care.

Andielika Andielika Philippines ( Family with kids )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Lovely time ”

We had a lovely time regardless of the weather. Thank you for everything, Miss Junko.

Junko:

Hi Andielika! Thank you for the wonderful review! I also had a really pleasant time with you and your daughter. I hope you enjoy Osaka, too. Thank you again and take care.

inessa Inessa Canada ( Family with kids )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Very pleasant and knowledgeable guide ”

We have spent 3 days with Junko and we were very happy. She is nice and accommodating.

Junko:

Hi Inessa, Thank you very much for your wonderful review! I also had great time with your family and enjoyed a lot to talk and walk with you! I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. Junko

Angela Angela United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Great tour of Tokyo ”

She was well prepared and did a great job. We changed things that morning, and she was open to the new plan. We were able to do and see everything we had asked for. She was friendly, and full of information!

Junko:

Thank you for writing such a wonderful review! It was my great pleasure to very happy to have helped you and your family enjoy staying in Tokyo. I also had a wonderful time with you. Hope to see you again! Thank you again!! Junko

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