Testimonials

Izakaya (Japanese style tavern)

Posted on 2015.08.21

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April 2015 Guest : Oscar and Victoria from Chile Route : Monzen-nakacho-Harajuku-Shibuya-Shinjuku Guide : Mihoko Koguchi, Akio Watanabe ¡Buenas tardes desde Chile gente de TFG!, quisiera agradecer la atenta, cariñosa y simpática compañía de vuestros guías Akio Watanabe y Mihoko Koguchi, el día 27 de abril de este año, quienes nos guiaron por distintos barrios de Tokyo, pudiendo conocer unos monumentos de los grandes Yokozunas japoneses, presenciar una rito budista, pasear por Harajuku, Shibuya y Shinjuku, donde recorrimos calles muy típicas de Japón, pudimos probar el delicioso shabu-shabu, fotografiarnos con la cabeza de Godzilla, subir al rascacielo del Gobierno de Tokyo y finalizar en un local de yakitoris :) . Fue realmente un día maravilloso, que será siempre recordado por nosotros. Deseamos con ansias visitar nuevamente su país. Cariños desde Chile. Oscar y Victoria  

Sankeien Garden in Yokohama

Posted on 2015.08.21

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  March 2015 Guest : Oscar and Victoria from Chile Route : Yokohama(Sankeien Garden) – Enoshima Guide : Akio Watanabe, Mihoko Koguchi ¡Buenas tardes desde Chile gente de TFG!, quisiera agradecer la grandiosa, amable y atenta compañía de vuestros guías Akio Watanabe y Mihoko Koguchi, el día 31 de marzo de este año, quienes nos guiaron por el parque Sankeien de Yokohama, donde pudimos apreciar la belleza del sakura en plena floración, para el almuerzo degustamos un delicioso tonkatsu y finalizamos en la hermosa Isla de Enoshima, donde nos acordamos de la gloriosa serie de anime Dragón Ball :D . Fue un día inolvidable que jamás olvidaremos. Experiencias como ésta hacen que deseemos volver gustosos a su País por tercera vez (hemos ido 2 veces). Cariños desde Chile. Oscar y Victoria

Sherry and Marvin from Arizona, USA

Posted on 2015.08.18

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Edited on Jun 13, 2015 Our guide member, Ms. Yuri Hirai, got some positive feedback from guests from Arizona. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Yuri, Just a very quick note because we get on the cruise tomorrow and still have much to do tonight. But I did not want to let any more time pass before thanking you again for your time, energy, caring about what we wanted to do and see every moment of our day together. But you gave something much mo...re than all of the above. You put your heart into it, and you allowed us to learn about you and your family. We feel that you are now part of our circle of people dear to us. And certainly if you ever get to Arizona, we will be delighted to take you around and show you the sights. Thank you, Yuri for a day we will always treasure, and for the hand you extended in friendship. Please forward this email to the directors of TFG so they will know how effective this program is. They also need to know that we will talk about this experience when we get home and may well interest others in visiting Tokyo. Hugs to you, Yuri, Sherry and Marvin  

Mathieu from France

Posted on 2015.08.18

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Edited on April 26, 2015
The following is some positive feedback TFG received from Mathieu who lives in France: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks a lot Tokyo Free Guide. I think really that, we, foreigners are very lucky to know you. My guide Chihiro was an angel ! Meeting sumo was a dream, Chihiro realize it ! We walk in Asakusa and in Shimokitazawa, it was very pleasant and interesting. ...
Arigato gozaimasu. Mathieu from France

Athena and Diana from Singapore

Posted on 2015.08.18

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Edited on April 18, 2015
The following is some positive feedback TFG received from Athena who lives in Singapore. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ We like to say a very big thank you to our wonderful guide Makiko for her excellent service. We were only supposed to meet her on our fourth day in Tokyo but she went the extra mile, earnestly and cheerfully I have to add, to greet us on the day we arrived even though she didn't have to,  so she could explain to us how to move around the city through the train system. She also accompanied us to the train station to show us how to get our train cards, and offered to liaise with the train staff on how we could purchase the Keio amusement passport tickets! All these on our first day. We were very impressed with her hospitality.
Leading up to our trip, she also shared many tips on places to visit via email, and genuinely shared in our excitement about our visit. She was an incredible guide, and we had a really great time exploring the city with her. There were things she shared with us that we wouldn't have known or seen if we didn't have a local to bring us around. TFG is a great initiative for tourists to enjoy Tokyo and interact with a local. Kudos to all at TFG!(: Cheers, Athena and Diana Singapore

Sheena and Diana from Canada

Posted on 2015.08.18

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  Edited on March 18, 2015
Sheena san from Canada sent us this nice photo with kind comment. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- My sister and I only had a few days to explore Japan, so we wanted to hire a tour guide. We are so glad we found Tokyo Free Guide! Hayashi-san was our tour guide for 2 days. He is so kind and respectful. We are so glad he was able to show us around Tokyo despite the very cold weather. We had a heavy proposed itinerary, but he was abl...e to accommodate everything we wanted to see and even added a few more of his own suggestions.
He is very knowledgeable about the Japanese Culture, which we appreciated. He went above and beyond what we had expected. He even shared his love for music with us, and suggested the best food and drinks in Japan. This was an amazing experience for us. We hope to keep in touch, and we hope to be back soon! Thank you, Sheena and Diana from Canada
                     

Emily from Australia

Posted on 2015.08.18

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Edited On March 6, 2015   Emily san from Australia sent us this beautiful photo and comment on her guide, Naohmi Sakudado. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ One of the busiest days of the year and we wanted to go to the Fish markets and it was raining.
Naohmi managed to get us there and showed us around explaining all different types of seafood. He then took us to the best sushi and then onto Electric town.
It was such a terrific day and Naohmi was such a fine host and guide. This photo is us at a temple where Naohmi taught to children to pray. Thank you Naohmi and Tokyo guides for making our trip to Tokyo  so special. Emily from Australia

Luisa from Philippines

Posted on 2015.08.18

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Edited Feb. 27, 2015
Luisa san from Philippines kindly sent us the following feedback. Luisa san, thank you for your comment !! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Hi, Tokyo Free Guide! I just want to provide feedback for one of your guides, Miki Morimoto. I'm very grateful for Miki. I really had ... a very wonderful time touring Tokyo with her last February 8th.  We were looking forward to see Kamakura but due to the weather that day, we just decided to tour the city. It didn't matter because we still had a great time. She took me to my first Buddhist temple ceremony and told me about the rituals involved, that's really unforgettable for me.
The place where she brought me to eat was really fantastic, I never enjoyed sushi that much before! We also toured Meiji shrine, a part of Yoyogi park, Harajuku, Shinjuku area, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and more. She took me to stores which I did go back to in the following days for shopping based on her recommendations. There was really no problem in communicating with her as she speaks really good English and she will make you feel comfortable, as if you've been friends for years! She's kind and shared not only information about Tokyo but her personal wisdom as well. I got so much inspiration from her stories. Truly, she is one great, wonderful woman. She even sent me suggestions for the places to visit in Kyoto. It was really a very great day and I can't thank her enough for that. She also made sure I was on the right train going back to where I was staying, thanks so much for everything Miki-san! Luisa from Philippines

Aurora from Philippines

Posted on 2015.07.26

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Edited on Feb. 23, 2015

Guest : Aurora and family from Philippines Route : Shibuya-Harajuku; Asakusa-Ueno-Akihabara Guide : Naomi Matsuo, Gen Sueyoshi

Comment from the guest

There are no words for how thankful we are to have met  Naomi Matsuo and Gen Sueyoshi, they accompanied us during our stay in Tokyo. They were patient, kind, knowledgeable and they spoke English very well. They went beyond to just being  our guides and we got to celebrate our anniversary with them,  we wish there was more time for us to hang out.They explained the history of the places we visited, how to act  when visiting shrines and temples. They even printed out guides for us for our trip to Disney and information about Meiji.

There was no possible way we could have covered everything without them. We can’t thank them and TOKYO FREE GUIDE enough for making our trip to Tokyo such a success!

We will definitely keep in touch.

Much love from our family

Aurora from Philippines