Akihabara – Ueno – Kappabashi – Roppongi
We have just returned from our 2-weeks trip to Japan. Our stay in Tokyo was really great thanks to Yuichiro, who was completely attentive all the time, even when we asked some strange things as buying Mazinger-Z, Minerva-X and Godzilla figures or plastic food reproductions.
He even gave us a Japanese lesson!!!. Now Kanji, Kana and Kayakana do not have secrets for us…
We would like to recommend this altruist service to any tourist spending some time in Tokio. It is really fantastic.
Thank you very much, Youchiro. We enjoyed your company a lot, and hope you to come to Spain soon, so we can guide you this time.
Aitor & Amparo. Bilbao. Spain
putting shoes on @ genkan
Katsue Shinomiya, Chika Kobayashi, and Chikako Honda
Itabashi-ku (supermarket, tea ceremony in Yukata at Katsue’s house, water mill etc) & Kawagoe; Kiyosumi Garden – Chofu City Fireworks Festival; Shibuya – Omotesando – Harajyuku – Roppongi
My name is Dario and I’d like to thank you because I really had a great time with you in Tokyo.
Guides were always forthcoming and willing to take me wherever I wanted, pointing out and explaining particulars that I would have missed if I had been alone. Moreover I had the opportunity to experience Japanese habits, kitchen and culture. I visited Tokyo with Chika and Chikako and Kawagoe with Shinomiya-san. Great time in each day!
Last thing I want to say is that as soon as I got back to Italy I was looking forward to getting back to Japan, and that’s also for my experience with TFG.
Guide: Yoko Nakayama
Route: Ueno – Asakusa – Roppongi
We wanted to discover Tokyo in a different way, that the reason why we had contacted Tokyo free Guide. Yoko guided us in our choice and we made up our mind about a date, easily. Wednesday, the 20th May, Yoko was waiting for us in the front of our hotel. From the first minutes, we felt immediately at ease as she is welcoming. We went to Asakusa, we visited the famous street of Nakamise and the Temple of Senso-ji.
It was delightful to have Yoko’s observations of each place, always answering to all our questions. She explained to us the meaning of many things; she also talked about customs, traditions and life, today in Japan. We discussed a lot about differences with occidental life, and sometimes it was very fun to compare them.
In conclusion, Tokyo Free Guide is an organization which needs to be more famous. Our trip was better as we had imagined it, thank to Yoko’s kindness. She’s a very good guide, always answering to our wishes, with an open mind and curiosity.
We are decided to go again in Japan and will be pleased to take another trip with Yoko, to go further in this fascinating country.
Asakusa lunch with Yu Arafuka
Shibuya crossing at night. Wow!!!
Kyoko and Yu Arafuka
Aoyama – Roppongi – Omotesando; Akasaka – Asakusa – Odaiba – Sihnjuku
Dear Tokyo Free guides
We would like to express our appreciation to Kyoko-san and Yu-san for sharing their time with us in Tokyo february 2009. It was our first visit to Japan and Tokyo is an amazing city and although we ran all day we did not get to see it all so we will be returning again. We cannot express how wonderful your service and your people are and what fantastic ambassadors for Japan you all are. You all deserve medals and your generosity is spreading around the world very quickly. I have already recommended you to many people from Australia and overseas. I hope you do not get to busy.
Kyoko-san introduced us to the subway system and taught us how to use the ticket machines and navigate ourselves around. We even got caught in rush hour which was quite an experience and thank fully having Kyoko with us also made it fun. She was kind enough to show us around Roppongi which is so beautiful
and I will be visiting again. She then found us a wonderful little organic restaurant called “Red Crayon” which I highly recommend. The food was so fresh that we went back again before we left. Kyoko-san also recommended shops for us and we did visit ALOOK Kyoko and found what we wanted. Thank you.
Yu-san spent the entire day and evening with us which was so very generous of his time. He tried to squeeze as much in as possible from Shibuya to Odaiba and Asakusa which we could never have seen in one day by ourselves. He took us to the temples and explained the cleansing ritual and spoke about the
Japanese people and lifestyes of the younger generations. He was alot of fun and both our guides spoke english very very well.
We spent our first two days with our guides and then we were able to navigate Tokyo with ease. We found the Japanese people to be very helpful and whenever we stopped in the subway to check our map someone would always come up to us and offer their help. We loved Tokyo but would never have been able to experience it as well as we did without Tokyo Free Guides help.
Thank you so much for a wonderful time. Please visit us if you are ever in Western Australia.
Miriam, Emma, Sally and Veronica. Perth West Australia.
Guide: Yu Arafuka
Route: Jinbo-cho – Tsukiji – Asakusa – Ueno – Roppongi – Shibuya
Dear Tokyo Free Guide,
Thank you for Yu!
Yu Arafuka whole-heatedly toured me from dawn to dusk with an indomitable determination to ensure I saw everything I wanted to see in Tokyo. Even before I arrived, he was extraordinarily kind and
helpful in making sure all of my interests were taken care of–he researched and composed a list of inexpensive hotels for me and offered to pick me up from the airport to make sure I arrived safely
to my hotel. He was always fast to reply to my questions and I immediately felt more comfortable about traveling alone for this trip. Because of Yu, my quick trip to Tokyo was very fulfilling, informative, and enjoyable. I had such a lengthy list of places I wanted to go and Yu weaved our itinerary together flawlessly, our tour was so extensive that I think we covered seven or eight of the subway lines! And with his engaging and warm personality, we quickly became fast friends. He is a true professional and an amazing ambassador. I am very happy to have a new friend in Tokyo!
Thank you again!
Megan from America
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Tower – Imperial Palace – Ginza – Roppongi
I highly recommend Tokyo Free Guide to anyone visiting Japan. Mai was a friendly and knowledgeable guide who took to me many different parts of Tokyo. Touring Japan with a native Japanese speaker definitely made my experience more enjoyable. Kaz also did a great job coordinating my tour with Mai. I’m glad I was able to meet both Mai and Kaz on my trip to Japan, and I hope both of them will be able to visit me in New York City in the future!