Day 1: Akihabara – Ueno – Asakusa; Day 2: Chidorigafuchi – Yasukuni Shrine – Shinjuku – Harajuku – Shibuya
Mami Oishi and Yurie Kashima
We ended our trip to Japan.
We want to thank your organization and especially our guides Mami Oishi and Yurie Kashima for the support and assistance provided during our visit to Tokyo. His Spanish language was perfect and unsurpassable interest by explaining everything you need. Sent a souvenir photos.
Thanks for everything.
José María & Carmen from Spain
Megumi and Yoshiko Honda
Day1: Jindaiji Temple (Dhalma Market); Day 2: Kamakura – Great Budha – Hase Temple – Yokohama – Landmark Tower; Day3: Imperial Palace – Yurakucho – Tea Ceremony at Hotel
Okura – Shibuya – Meiji-jingu
No tengo palabras para agradecer la excelente acogida de vuestros guias.
Yoshiko y Megumi en Tokio han sido unos excelentes cicerones que han sabido transmitirnos parte del alma de los Japoneses, su cultura, sus bienes culturales, etc…
Os agradezco vuestra hospitalidad y la labor que TFG realiza para dar a conocer el Japó n a extranjeros.
Os acompaño unas fotos qyue dan testimonio de cuanto nos han hecho disfrutar en este viaje a Japón.
Pascual from Spain
Guide: Hiromi Shioya
Route: Shinjuku – Harajuku – Shibuya – Akihabara
Hi, Tokyo Free Guide,
Just wanted to let you know my guide for the day was fantastic, and I had a great day getting shown around your amazing city…!!!
Thanks again, Hiromi, you were great !!!
Ashley from Australia
Michiyo Chida and Setsuko Kawaguchi
Day 1: Harajuku – Shibuya – Asakusa – Hama Rikyu Garden; Day 2: Kamakura – Tokyo Tower – Odaiba (onsen); Day 3: Tsukiji – Ryogoku – Fuchu (classic concert); and Day 4: Imperial Palace – Ginza – Ueno
Regrettably it is time for me to leave Tokyo.
Although I have travelled widely in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia, this was my first trip to Japan. Even when travelling alone in the past, I have fared well, but my time in Tokyo surpasses those earlier travels and exceeded all my expectations due to the deep knowledge, wisdom and professionalism of Mrs. Michiyo Chida and Mrs. Setsuko Kawaguchi. They enriched my time in Tokyo immeasurably and led me to start thinking of when I can return – even before I have left.
I think your organization is marvellous – and very clever too – because these ladies have been such outstanding ambassadors for Japan and her people that I know that I will return. My return will be primarily because of the warm guidance that Michiyo and Setsuko have imparted during my short stay. Their insight into my needs showed great wisdom and intelligence.
Thank you for your help – and in particular I thank you for allowing me to share my time in Tokyo with these two lovely, clever, hard working ladies. As the photographs show, my time with them was marvellous.
Judi from Melbourne
Guide: Michiko Yamawaki
Route: Bunkyo Civic Center – Observatory – Tsukiji fish market – Ginza – Asakusa – Shibuya – Meiji Shrine – Shinjuku
Dear Tokyo Free Guide,
Thanks to your organization, that enabled me to meet Michiko-san, I had a great day in Tokyo and the best start for my trip to Japan. I met her on my first day in Japan and I enjoyed the day a lot and it helped me to get to know Japan better also on the following days in Japan. We went to Tsukiji Market,Ginza, Asakusa, Shibuya, the Meiji Shrine and Shinjuku. We had lunch and dinner at two fine restaurants with delicious food, that I would never had found by myself. Michiko-san could tell me a lot about the city, history, Buddhism and
Shintoism. She spent almost 12 hours to show me all the places, nevertheless the day passed very quickly. I got also some recommendations for my following days in Tokyo.
Thank you again, I am very happy that I found TFG.
Makiko Yamaoka, Noriko Shgehara, and Reiko Matsuda
Day 1: Hamamatsu-cho – Imperial Palace – Ginza （Sony building, Mitsukoshi); Day 2: Hikarigaoka Park – Ikebukuro – Yanaka （Zensyoan temple) – Nippori; Day 3: Tsukiji fish market – Hamarikyu-garden – Sushi restaurant – Kichijoji – Shinjuku; Day 4: Asakusa – Ueno – Shibuya – Roppongi Hills; Day 5: Meiji Jingu Shrine – Omotesando – Aoyama – Tea Ceremony @ Tameikesano – Ueno Okachimachi – Hamamatsu-cho – Odaiba – Harumi Terminal
I wouldn’t know how to express my gratitude to Tokyo Free Guide and especially to my unforgettable guides Makiko Yamaoka, Noriko Shigehara and Reiko Matsuda. Your hearty welcome, cordial hospitality and enthusiastic company are beyond words.
You made sure that I would see the best of Tokyo, you created for me a perfect balance between old and new, our itineraries were planned and yet spontaneous (just the way I like it!)… so that each moment with you turned out to be exciting and fulfilling.
In fact, your precious help began prior to my arrival to Tokyo, when you indicated the best transportation from Narita airport to my hotel. You also introduced me to the subway system and constantly helped me navigate myself around.
I would never be able to experience Tokyo as well as I did with my generous and knowledgeable guides. I consider it great and exceptional fortune to have met Makiko, Noriko and Reiko! I already miss them.
I’m looking forward to going back to Tokyo to see my new friends!
Mami Oishi, Makiko Yamaoka, and Junko Murakami
Day 1 Ginza; Day 2 Asakusa – Ryogoku; Day 3 Mt. Takao – Shimbashi; Day 4 Harajuku – Shibuya – Shinjuku
I really had a great time there and I am sure that my first contact would have been very different without your help and guindance! I am sincerely gratefull. You 3 are excelent guides, with great knowledge of the places . And always available to guide me by e-mail with practical information about transportations, food and whatever I needed.
I would like to sincerly thank you. I strongly recomend your service for anyone who is planning to visit Tokyo.
Guide: Ryuichiro Hayashi
Route: Tsukiji fish market – Ginza – Asakusa – Akihabara; Tokyo Metropolitan Government building – Harajuku – Shibuya – Odaiba
My name is Maricel Lustre. A few weeks ago, I wrote to Tokyo Free Guide requesting a free tour. TFG assigned a wonderful tour guide to us named “Hayashi Ryuichiro” also known as Ichiro-san for short.
My family and I would like to thank Tokyo Free Guide for giving us Ichiro-san. He is very professional, punctual, knowledgeable and was able to save us money by using wise transportation. We enjoyed all of the places we visited but we had lots of fun in Odaiba. We also loved dining at Ganko. We are very happy in having Ichiro-san as our tour guide. Our14 year old son loved him! Ichiro-san was very patient with him. Our son could not stop talking about him. We learned so much from Ichiro-san. It was our first time to tour Tokyo and our experience was very memorable. Thank you very much Ichiro-san for showing us Tokyo. We feel very fortunate in having met you because in doing so we have gained a friend. Read the rest of this entry »
Guide: Yukie Takahashi
Route: (Day 1) Kamakura; (Day 2) Harajuku – Omotesando – Shibuya
Gracias a Tokyo Free Guide y especialmente a nuestra guía Yukie, que habla español perfectamente, pudimos disfrutar de Tokio mas allá de lo puramente turístico. El primer día fuimos con Yukie a Kamakura, donde vimos esa parte más tradicional con templos increíbles donde se respiraba una paz especial, Yukie nos explicaba cada detalle. Después nos llevó al Bosque de Bambú donde tomamos un té tradicional japones, os lo recomiendo! Y finalmente vimos la estatua del Gran Buda, sólo decir que es IMPRESIONANTE! Para acabar la noche, nuestra guía reservó para cenar en un restaurante de Shibuya donde cenamos especialidades japonesas junto con más amigos de Yukie y para rematar nos fuimos de fiesta a un Karaoke!! Genial!
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Nikko KEGON FALLS
Nikko Lago Chuzen ji
Guide: Ryuichiro Hayashi
Route: Tokyo: Shinjyuku Gyoen Park – Kabukicho – Metropolitan Tokyo Goverment Building Observatory – Harajuku (Takeshita Street/Kiddy Land) – Shibuya (Intersection/The Myth of Tommorow painted by Taro Okamoto/Hachiko Statue); Kamakura: Kita-kamakura – Engakuji Temple – Hachimangu Shrine – Komachi street – Daibutsu (Koutokuin Temple) – Hase-dera Temple; Nikko: The world heritage Shrines/Temples (Kegon Falls & Chuzen-ji Lake, under a heavy snow, it was a memorable journey (see the picture with the mexican flag)).
I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank to “Tokyo Free Guide Organization” to have given us the opportunity to meet our fantastic friend (guide) “Ryuishiro” Hayashi, we had a great time with him in Tokyo. He is very patient, polite, easygoing and a flexible person. With him we learned a lot about the japanese culture, typical food, snacks/candies and much more !!
Since we got in touch with him before our arrival in Tokyo, he gave us a lot of advices/suggestions which helped us to better arrange our trip around Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Hiroshima & Miyajima.
Now he has 6 good friends in Mexico. Read the rest of this entry »