Shoji was very communicative from the time I booked the tour. I only had one free day in Tokyo, and this was exactly what I was looking for. He guided me to several sights around the city and gave interesting and insightful historical and cultural context. I really enjoyed taking the public transportation to get a glimpse of life in Tokyo. Having Shoji lead me around saved so much time and stress. I highly recommend Shoji!
Thank you very much for your kind words. I was really encouraged by your words. I had a great time with you on the tour and learned a lot from you. I hope you will be a big fun of Japan and will come again in another season. Be careful of the strong typhoon!
Shoji was my introduction to Japan. From the onset, his kind demeanor put me right at ease. Shoji got me to where I needed to be, and I will always be grateful for him being available to me in short notice. The next time I visit, I'll keep Shoji in mind.
Thank you very much for your kind words, Gary. They really encourage me. I look forward to seeing and guiding you again next time.
Shoji was a great tour guide. He showed us things we needed to see all over Tokyo. He covered a lot of ground and taught us how to use subways, pray at the temples, and order at restaurants. He was nice and fun. Some other tour guides may be better at knowing the history of places and symbolic significance. But if those things are not important to you, Shoji knows the city well and how to navigate it.
Thank you very much for your kind words that really encourage me. I had quite a fun time with you. I hope we can meet again in Japan or Texas some time soon.
Shoji san was a fantastic guide and great company. He his very knowledgeable, friendly, flexible and professional. We had the most wonderful day in Nikko thanks to Shoji san and would love to return. We are a couple from the UK.
Thank you so much Udara, for your kind words. I am very glad you enjoyed Nikko. Nikko has a lot of wonderful places. Please come back again to Nikko in another season.
I gave Shoji quite an ambitious list of sights that roughly followed his Shimizu Tour #2. In order to try and get us everywhere, he came to pick us up at the cruise terminal 20 minutes early in case we could debark early, which we were able to do. All during the day he made sure we were comfortable and happy. He arranged all kinds of little side trips and experiences once he discovered that we were interested in doing things off the beaten path. He is an excellent and experienced guide. I and my friends are well travelled and generally hire guides and private cars wherever we go. Shoji is one of a kind. You will not he disappointed if you hire him!! I wish I could have taken him with us as we continued our travels in Japan.
After doing the main sightseeing during previous days, we have asked Shoji to take us through new places. He was very helpful in customizing the tour for us. We were delighted and surprised by what seen (esp. Hamarikyu Gardens).
Thank you for your kind words, Fabio. I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour. I look forward to seeing you again someday in Japan.
I hired Shoji to tour my son around Tokyo as I attended business meetings with my client. I speak for my son, 'Shoji was the best tour guide ever' and our family has had many tour guides! Shoji gave so much of his time and energy for my son and he was genuinely helpful - the tour even went over an extra 1.5 hours than scheduled! When we return next year, no doubt, we will gladly request another tour with Shoji.
Thank you Jeffrey for your kind words. They encourage me greatly. I hope I will see you and Spencer again sometime in Japan.
Shoji-san took us around Tokyo to see a number of sites. It was an approximately 6-hour walking tour aided by an occasional Metro ride (we actually had to cut it a little short - we got tired! :) ). It was also our first day in Japan. It was awesome to not worry about how to get around and to have a local guide who explained everything and provided sound cultural and historical perspective on what what we saw. Thank you again for a wonderful tour!
Thank you Igor for joining my Tokyo tour. I had a great time with you and learned a lot from you. I greatly appreciate your kind words in your feedback which really encouraged me. I hope I will see you again sometime in Japan.
Shoji was a very kind man. I wish he would have explained things more. I felt like we had to ask him about things to get an answer. Overall a good experience though.
Thanks Ron, for joining my tour and taking your time to provide me with the review. Your critical feedback will help improving my tour. I hope I'll see you again sometime soon in Japan.
Shoji led us through the streets and subways of Tokyo during the Cherry Blossom season, making sure we saw all the places we had expressed an interest in and more! Highlights were early admittance to the Imperial Gardens and two Shinto Shrines along with the Ueno gardens. Shoji is patient, knowledgeable and allowed us to explore each site while interpreting customs, directions and answering questions. Highly recommend this kind gentleman as your guide.
I greatly appreciate your kind words that encourage me greatly. I hope I will meet again sometime in Japan.
Shoji was nice and pleasant and generally we enjoyed his company. He was also accomodating with last minute changes in start time as we were arriving later than had planned to our hotel in Hakone. Our booking was for for Hakone only starting at our hotel and ending there. We found out that Shoji had come from Yokohama. Whilst that should be usually fine as Shoji indicated in his profile he does guiding for Hakone, our experience was that it seemed there was little knowledge of Hakone and its history. It seemed to us that any questions on Hakone was translated from what the taxi driver told him. We would encourage to provide some information and gave him lots of lead questions but not much came from him at all without a bit of prodding. The other issue was about what we had paid for. ... read more
Thanks Sen, for joining my tour and taking your time to provide me with the review. Your critical feedback will help improving my tour. I hope I'll see you again sometime soon in Japan.
Very professional Gentle and courteous in tradition Gave us a special experience of Tokyo
I deeply appreciate your kind words. I really enjoyed the tour with you and learned a lot from you. I hope you have a wonderful trip all over Japan with safety drive. I look forward to hearing from you about your trip.
I really enjoyed my tour with Shoji. I went to all the places I wanted to see on my trip. Shoji is a very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide!
I greatly appreciate your kind words. I too had a great time with you. Come back again to Japan some other day in another season.
We just spent 2 days with Shoji. He was a great guide and showed us many sights in a professional manner and a great easy pace. He let us choose our itinerary and made great suggestions and led us through trains and subways and buses with ease. He snswered all our questions and didn’t bore us with details if we weren’t interested.
I am grateful for your heartwarming words. They are more than I deserve. I also had a great time with you and learned a lot from you. Come again in another season, and I will take you to other places.
Very friendly and knows all the places we visited. Highly recommended!!
Thank you very much for your heartwarming words. I was so glad you looked like having a lot of fun during the tour. I had a wonderful time with you too. I hope you’ll fully enjoy Japan on the rest of your staying in Japan.
We took a 1day tour of Tokyo withShoji. He showed us 6 of the most popular sites. He was very well informed and gave us a very detailed account of the history of each location. Shogi was very pleasant and most accommodating and made our tour of Tokyo very memorable. We would highly recommend him Don &Mary. Canada
Thank you, Don & Mary for joining my Tokyo one-day tour. I had really a pleasant time with you on such a fine day. I am very grateful for your kind words encouraging me greatly. I hope you will come again to Japan some day soon. Shoji
Shoji was our guide to Nikko, the trip was well planned with reservations set for a local restaurant, his knowledge of the area was incredible, the shrines were out of this world beautiful, and his added knowledge took the visit over the top. Shoji has alternate plans in case we took too long at the Shrines, which were necessary due to our lengthy stay. Shoji’s English was good, he was well organized, anticipated deviations from the iteniary with alternate plans, posssessed intiment knowledge of the area, and ensured we got back to our hotel. Shoji is an incredible ambassador for Japan and Nikko.
Hi Ralph, I am very glad your family enjoyed Nikko. I greatly appreciate your rating and heartwarming words. They are more honor than I deserve.