Bill W ★★★★★ Posted on January 4, 2020
I've visited Japan twice and have been lucky enough to have Koichiro be my guide in Tokyo both times. I really enjoyed my visits and was amazed at everything we were able to fit in. He is very organized and keeps track of the train schedules etc so you can make the most of your day. If you have a list of things you want to see, he can schedule everything so it all fits in nicely with your visit. He speaks very good English and best of all is a great photographer which definitely comes in handy. I highly recommend him. I plan on visiting Japan again soon and am hoping he will be available again!
Faye M ★★★★★ Posted on December 7, 2019
I cannot compliment Koji-san enough for his expertise around Tokyo and other parts of Japan! He never fails to astound me for being such a wonderful and remarkable host. My itinerary includes revisiting anime shops around Akihabara, and other parts like Tokyo Skytree, Ueno, Shinjuku, Shibuya, etc. Being a Sailor Moon fan, he even accompanied me (even though he’s a guy) to Sailor Moon-related vicinities like Sailor moon cafe, Sailor moon store in Harajuku, and Shining Moon Cafe in Azabu-Juban. And because I’m also a Stationery lover, we went to different Loft, Daiso, Seria, Tokyu Hands, Can Do 100 yen Stores— with much patience and resilience coz I’m shopping for long periods! He even suggested other places he discovers on the same day even though it isn’t part of the original plan— much to my delight! We even went to Kyoto— Fushimi-Inari Shrine, Gion District, Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Japanese Gardens, Nara Park for deer feeding, then even went to Osaka! Also, thanks to his knowledge, I was able to explore the area I was staying at which has the best tasting Eel restaurant, a local Japanese Sweets store, the cozy and wonderful cafe with local exhibit, and saw the exquisite Kaleidoscopes in Mangekyo Kaleidoscope Gallery Shop! Thanks to him, I was able to cover a lot of places and have discovered a lot of local hidden gems (the road less traveled) which I won’t be able to if I’m alone! I would say he went to great lengths to provide me experiences much beyond my expectations and had such meticulous attention to my comfort. My tour overall was relaxing and enjoyable. I definitely recommend him as your guide in Tokyo!!
Richard F ★★★★★ Posted on November 26, 2019
This was my second visit to Japan, and the second time I used Koji as my guide. Both times he provided a professional and friendly service, offering insights into Japanese culture along the way. He was also great at making the most of my time by using and showing me how to use the complex subway system. I know that I could never have seen all that I did if left on my own. He was courteous and always considerate of my interests and limitations as a senior travelling alone. He always seemed to find an elevator for me. (Thank you, Koji.) On my second day I wanted something to do outside the city that would be relaxing and less stressful than Tokyo, so he took me to his hometown in Chiba. It was delightful to see small town life in Japan, and to interact with the locals, something that is not always easy to do in the big city. It was the highlight of my trip. I would not hesitate to use Koji again or to recommend him to anyone who is looking for a guide. Thanks again, Koji for another great time in Japan.
Luisa P ★★★★★ Posted on November 19, 2019
We were with Koji for 3 days in the city of Tokyo. Every day we made a tour and it was very enjoyable, pleasant and Koji adapted to our needs. Koji is a highly recommended guide.