Ochanomizu – Nezu/Yanaka – Shinjuku
I used your excellent service in January. My TFG was Atsushi, a good guide that show me places like Nezu, Yanaka and very beautiful places that I never could see if wasn’t with a native.
I like to apreciate the good job made by Atsushi and the perfect service that the entire TFG makes everyday.
If I come back again to Japan I will like to use this excellent service and I recommend 100% to all the people.
Thanks for everything.
Arigato Gozaimasu! Gracias por todo.
Alvaro from Spain
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!
Guide: Senichi Nagai
Route: Ueno – Yanaka – Shinjyuku – Harajyuku – Shibuya
We had some email contact with our guide before we arrived in Japan and we were eager to get to know him further. Senichi-san met us at our hotel in the Akasaka district, a considerable distance from his home. He had carefully prepared an itinerary that included shrines, temples, gardens, some of the older part of the city and a lunch restaurant. We walked and took public transport to the various sights and the entire time Senichi-san made sure we were able to understand all of the things we saw and did. He was considerate and knowledgeable and very kind to two gaijin new to his country. We had a most enjoyable day together. A particular highlight was the Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens which we found both beautiful and peaceful, but everything about the day was a pleasure. Thanks to TokyoFreeGuide.com, which we wholeheartedly recommend, and of course our new friend Senichi Nagai, for this terrific experience.
Ueno – Yanaka – Shinjuku – Harajuku – Shibuya
May I take this opportunity to thank you so much for such an excellent service. Our guide Ryuichiro Hayashi was the most polite, knowledgeable and pleasant person it was our fortune to meet. We have recommended not only your service but our wonderful guide Ichiro to everyone. Many many thanks, from Paula and Gordon.
Akemi Ito and Tomoko Matsubara
＜Kamakura＞ Komachi street – Tsurugaoka – Hachimangu shrine – Kamakuragu shrine – Egaraten shrine – Sugimoto temple – Shakado Kiridoshi – Hokokuji; ＜Tokyo＞ Akihabara – Yanaka – Asakusa – Kagurazaka
Tokyo Free Guide,
Thanks again for providing me great volunteer guides!
Akemi Ito provided me with an awesome tour of Kamakura. I was so impressed how she knew a lot of the area’s history and all of the sites. She showed me so much of the natural beauty of Kamakura.
Tomoko Matsubara helped to design a tour of the “old” and “new” Japan, taking me to Asakusa, Kagurazaka, Yanaka, and Akihabara. We even met some geisha in Kagurazaka. She is really friendly and I had so much fun.
I can’t say enough about my guides. They were the best. Both guides communicated with me a lot before my trip so that they could research and make suggestions. I had such a great time and have been recommending TFG to everyone! This is the second time I asked for guides from TFG and I will continue to do so in the future!
Thanks again TFG, Tomoko, and Akemi!
Chikako, Senichi Nagai, Takako, and Miyuki
Omotesando – Kagurazaka; Tsukiji – Ginza – Akihabara – Yanaka; Hamarikyu – Asakusa – Kappabashi; and Shinjuku
On behalf of my husband and myself we want to thank Tokyo Free Guide and our guides, Chikako, Senichi, Takako and Miyuki for a wonderful experience touring Tokyo in early November. Each of the guides was outgoing, fun, informative and dedicated to seeing that we had a very positive experience. I could go on at length about how we enjoyed each guide, but suffice it to say that the Tokyo Free guide service, and our specific guides (Chikako, Senichi, Takako and Miyuki) made our trip to Tokyo tremendously memorable. Thank You!!
Lisa and Bob Tourek, Wexford Pennsylvania USA
September 20th: Hamarikyu Garden- Asakusa – Ameyoko street in Ueno – Akihabara (electric town) – Yakitori in Yurakucho; September 21st: Odaiba – Tsukudajima – Nezu – Yanaka
Dear Tokyo Free Guide
We want to thank Koji Yamada for being our guide in Tokyo on September 19th and 20th 2009. He was a wonderful guide and showed us popular areas like Asakusa as well the back alleys of Nezu and Yanaka. He explained about these places in clear English and really enhanced our appreciation and understanding of Tokyo’s history and culture. He also taught us a few useful phrases in Japanese. Not only did he show us and tell us about the real Tokyo but also taught us how to use the subway so that we could explore on our own. Whoever said “You will be lost in Tokyo,” didn’t have Koji for a guide. In addition, he showed us inexpensive and authentic places that we would never have found by ourselves. We highly recommend Koji as a guide.
All the best,
Don Gabor and Eileen Cowell
Imperial Palace, East Garden
Imperial Palace, East Garden
Imperial Palace ? Nezu & Yanaka ? Ueno park
Dear Tokyo Free Guide,
We were very lucky to have the services of one of your guides, Kyoko Minami, on April 27 for a full day tour of Tokyo. She took us to the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace, Yanaka and Ueno Park. She is absolutely delightful. Aside from seeing the sights we learned something about Japanese culture from her.
Your program is terrific. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to enjoy Tokyo with one of your guides.
Renae & Steve Buckser
San Francisco, California
Hiroko Watanabe and Kozue Matsuura
Nihonbashi – Imperial Palace – Chidorigafuchi – Yasukuni Shrine; Ueno – Yanaka – Asakusa
I would like to thank you Tokyo free guide organization and specially my two wonderdul guides Matsuura and Hiroko.
I visited ueno,Yanaka, nezu, Asakusa, imperial garden, Yasukuni shrine … I saw a beautiful Ikebana exhibition.
I learned so much with them, it was so interesting, I discovered nice places I would never have found alone.
I wanted so much to see the cherry blossom trees, they have taken me to famous places where I could admired them.
I tryed many delicious pastries, and japanese food.
I won’t forget their kindness !
I feel so well and in confidence … after I was ready to travel alone in all Japan.
Thank you so much for this strong experience.
Shinagawa – Tsukiji – Shiodome – Yanaka – Nezu – Shinjuku
Dear Tokyo Free Guide,
We wholeheartedly thank you for your group’s wonderful service. After submitting my request online, within a few days we were matched up with Yu Arafuka.? We exchanged a few e-mails where we let him know some of the things we were interested in seeing and he came back with suggestions of possible places to go.? For our tour, Yu was kind enough to meet us directly at the lobby of our hotel.? Even more so, because we were interested in visiting Tsukiji Market, he was able and willing to meet us at the early hour of 7am – we really appreciated this!? Throughout the tour, he was very prepared knowing exactly where to go.? We would ask many questions about things we saw along the way and about life in Japan and he tried very hard to give us an answer even though some of our questions may have been a little difficult. Yu not only served as a wonderful guide, but was also a great conversational partner and someone for us to ‘hang out’ with for a whole day.? We are truly grateful for your group’s service (especially for matching us with our wonderful tour guide Yu), and would not hesitate to ask for a guide again next time we visit Tokyo!
Thank you once again,
Yan and David from Canada