We really enjoyed our day with Toru. His English is excellent as is his knowledge of history, religion, and culture. We also recommend touring Kamakura, as it had a totally different vibe from the big cities. Toru also found us a great little tempura restaurant for lunch. We appreciated him escorting us back to the ship. Highly recommend.
Hi Linda, thank you very much for your review. As you say, Kamakura is a lovely city to explore for one day in terms of Japanese history, religion, and food. I'm happy to learn you enjoyed them through the tour. I was impressed with your interests and knowledge about Japanese history and literature. I enjoyed very much spending with you for one day in Kamakura. Thank you again and please say hello to Scot.
Toru was a great tour leader. He’s very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and courteous. We spent the day enjoying Tokyo on public transportation. We traveled distances and visited sights through the eyes of a local. Lunch was enjoyed at a typical local spot serving traditional food. I highly recommend Toru.
Hi Rose, thank you very much for your comment and high rating on the tour. It will be my great motivation for the future tours. I was so happy to share a pleasant time with you and your group. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the season of cherry blossoms and hope you enjoy the continuing journey.
Toru took us from Tokyo on a tour of Nikko. He took care of all the logistics including subway and train tickets. Toru met us at our hotel described the details of the tour and then took us to an amazing Nikko. He guided us through great shrines and temples including great Toshogu shrine. Tory was exceptionally friendly and accommodating. We had a great day and would recommend Tori to anyone looking for a friendly and knowledgeable guide.
Hi Igo, thank you very much for your kind comments. I'm pretty happy to know you seemed to enjoy the tour in Nikko. I'm afraid we didn't have time to visit Kegon Waterfall and Lake Chuzenji this time. I hope we can next time. How is your trip going? Three of you are enjoying a journey in Kyoto. I'm waiting for you to come back again and enjoy another attractions in this country. Thank you again.
Toru is an excellent guide, very kind and knows Tokyo very well. He is very patient and will answer all your questions. I highly recommend it.
Hi Daniel, thank you very much for your comment and high rating on the tour. It will be my great motivation for the future tours. I was so happy to share a pleasant time with you and Elen. I hope your team will win the medals in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. Please enjoy the rest of your journey in Japan!
Very nice tour of Hakone.
Hi Anne, Thank you very much for your comment and high rating. I'm pretty happy you seemed to enjoy the tour in Hakone. How is your trip going? I hope you and Ned are enjoying a journey in Japan. I'm waiting for you to come back again and enjoy another attractions of this country with me.
Fantastic day travelling around Tokyo like a local. Toru took us to places of interest to us. He is very interesting to talk to and very happy to discuss any subject of Japanese life and culture.
Hi, Linda. Thank you very much for your warm comments. Guiding for three days in Tokyo was very challenging and enjoyable for me. We have one more day and I'm looking forward to hearing your adventure story in Nagano.
Toru provided a wonderful experience for my husband & I while in Tokyo. His English was excellent and easy to understand. He had a great knowledge of the sites visited as well as the history and culture of his country. Both in planning and during our trip, he was flexible and very prompt. He helped us to make the most of our short stay in Tokyo. He was a true gentleman in many ways and we truly enjoyed our time with him.
Hi Donna and Ken, Thank you very much for your kindly comments. I was also enjoyed guiding favored by the friendly couple and magnificent weather for two days. I hope you'll be back to your country with enjoyable memories in Japan. Next time, I'm waiting for you in Autumn! Thank you again, good-bye for now.
Of all of our adventures around the world, our day with Toru is among our favorites. He is kind, generous, knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. He was responsive to our needs and flexible to our whims. He navigated us through many experiences, including the food. He took great care to be sure we were having a great time and he was a very good conversationalist about many topics. He definitely went the extra mile for us. If we return to Japan, we hope to book him again. Thank you Toru!
Hi Lance and Dari, thank you very much for your warm comments. I'm very happy to know that you enjoyed the tour with me. I also enjoyed the tour with you and was very impressed with your tour style that reflects your own way of thinking. I hope you'll be back to your home with joyful memories in Japan. Looking forward to guiding you in the next trip to Japan. Thank you again.
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Thank you very much for your comment. How were the traditional gardens in Kyoto? I hope you went back to your home with wonderful memories in Japan. Please say hello to Lena and looking forward to seeing you again. I'll keep that map of Tokyo until then!
One of the best ways to see a place is using a personal tour guide, Toru responded quickly and adjusted to our likes and wishes . Comparing all the tours available, my group was able to go at our own pace and plan our itinerary . I asked to do a tea ceremony , which was definitely a highlight being private and his choice of the gardens was peaceful and beautiful . Our seaside lunch introduced us to the local fish and felt it was really A local spot - no tour buses! We even got to watch a surfer hitting the waves from the restaurant! He was knowledgable about the area and give us new insights. His English was perfect and clear , with a touch of accent !!! I wish we had more energy and time to cover all the sights. Thoroughly enjoyed his company and felt like I’ve known him for years ..... read more
Hello Corinne, thank you very much for your warm comments on the tour. I also enjoyed guiding you and your lovely family. This time it was a season of hydrangeas in Kamakura. Next time, maybe, in the season of cherry blossoms or Autumn leaves. I'm looking forward to seeing you and your family in the near future. Thank you again.