We did a one day private tour of Tokyo with Yuriko. We only had one full day in the city, and were traveling with a 7 year old, so the pressure was on to maximize the fun and sightseeing without overexhausting our son. Thanks to Yuriko's thoughtfulness and planning, everything worked out perfectly. She was so knowledgeable about the sites, and planned a day around our interests and limitations. She was patient with our son's questions and even figured out that the Pokemon Center does special celebration if its your birthday, which was definitely his highlight. She kept pulling things out of her purse to help us- wipes, hand warmers, trash bags... we felt so well taken care of. We highly recommend Yuriko and Japan Wonder Travel- they were super responsive and exceeded our expectations.
by D (12/12/17)
Wow, where to begin. Our tour with Noriko was everything we needed on our first official day in Tokyo. It was so nice being able to get acquainted with the city layout and metro with Noriko guiding us. She was so sweet and very informative. We got to see so much within our over 8 hours, including the Imperial Palace, Asakusa, Shibuya crossing- just to name a few. She honored all of my requests via email and went as far as to go with us to Tokyo Station to get all set up with our Japan Rail Pass and seat reservations. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone wanting to see as much of the city as efficiently as possible while hearing wonderful insights and history along the way!
by Bonnie (11/29/17)
My family and I booked a one day tour of Tokyo with Noriko as our guide. We were able to customize the suggested itinerary with no problem and saw every thing we wanted to within the timetable given even with a toddler who made everything more challenging. Noriko was pleasant and kind and we really enjoyed her company.
by Rose (11/27/17)
Tour was excellent.
by WSF (11/15/17)
Wonderful tour, had such an amazing time. Thank you so much Yeonmin. Would absolutely recommend this day tour! Thanks again
by Anna and andrew (10/22/17)
Awesome full-day tour of Tokyo with wonderful, knowledgeable, kind guide Noriko. We customized the suggested tour to suit our needs and saw everything we wanted to and had wonderful lunch at the recommendation of our guide.
We visited the Meiji shrine, Sensoji temple, Imperial palace, Shibuya crossing and Noriko explained the history and significance to us and pointed out things we never would have thought to ask about. It was nice to get to know how to use the subway system on our first day in Japan. Wear comfortable shoes. Excellent!!
by NW (10/19/17)
Excellent tour! Thank u very much for all atention. And Yuriko was a great guide
by Ignacio-SAN (09/06/17)
Our walking tour of Tokyo was absolutely fantastic! We had a wonderful time seeing the fish market, visiting temples and trying new things to eat. Noriko was an excellent guide. Her English was perfect and she was very, very knowledgeable about everything. She made getting around Tokyo and navigating the subways seem easy. We could not have had a more complete tour of Tokyo in the one day we had available. I wish I could give this tour 10 stars!
by LuvToCruise (09/02/17)
Excellent experience. The guide was very knowledgeable and her communication skills were great. I took the private tour a few hours after landing, and having made no plans beforehand, it gave me a great overview which was useful in the coming days. The guide also offered several tips and explanations (e.g. on transportation and more) which I would have probably not found out about, which ended up saving me some money. The guide was very accommodating in terms of the itinerary, making sure it got my interests. The guide was also very personable and a pleasure to spend time with, which is important since the tour is ~8 hours.
by M (09/01/17)
Really enjoyed our time with Kazu San as our tour guide. Very knowledgeable, English was excellent. Knew his way around Tsukiji market. Had the freshest toro sashimi right in the market! Then he took us to a non touristy sushi restaurant where we were the only tourists. Great quality sushi and good value compared to the usual tourist spots and without the wait! He catered to our interests and I would highly recommend this tour. Thank you Kazu-San!
by Michelle (08/24/17)
We had a wonderful experience. There were four of us and the day tour felt very personal. Our guide Kazu picked us up at our hotel; he gave us lots of attention and was very patient and knowledgeable. At the end of the tour, he even offered us ideas of other things that may be of interest to us in the following days.
by Sas94086 (08/21/17)
Really amazing daytrip with an excellent tourguide "Toshi " really friendly and told us interesting facts about the culture of this amazing country. One day when I will be back there , i will be in contact with them again !!!
by Marcos Porto (08/02/17)
Our tour with Yuki was simply spectacular. She is a wonderful guide who knows Tokyo quite well, and more importantly, presents the sights in a way that is interesting, stimulating and fun.
by Patrick Telan (07/24/17)
YUriko is a fabulous guide. She is very knowledgable, smart, and charming. She used excellent judgment in deciding what to show us and adjusted the tour to our interests. We spent just the right amount of time in each of the many places we saw. She took us to see things we would never have found on our own, including the cafe above the Nissan Ginza showroom with pictures of us in the foam of our cappuccino s. What fun. We learned a lot about Japanese culture, including foods. The fish market stop was amazing. We learned how prayers are performed at a Shinto shrine and how to find our way around the metro, which was really useful when we went around on our own the next day. Takeshita Street was a favorite, with the swarms of young people dressed up. We also loved crossing Shibuya crossing--so many people flooding along with us. YUriko really extended herself. She took us to the JR ticket station and helped us make the train reservations for the rest of our two weeks In japan at the end of our tour. . And she took us to Mitsukoshi Department store to buy clothes when we told her we needed to buy some things because the airline lost one of our suitcases. She made what would have been an ordeal for us fun. We got superb service and then we went to the basement food section and saw amazing displays of food and had great samples and were astounded by both the artistry and the prices. YUriko was incredibly generous with her time and with information. We stopped spontaneously in one shrine we passed just because we were interested. She really knows Tokyo. We would have needed several days to see what we saw comfortably in one day with YUriko. Tour was totally worthwhile and totally worth the money. Highly recommend it.
by ernie (07/19/17)
Our group of 6 people really enjoyed our private day tour. Our guide, Naoko, was very helpful in navigating the trains and streets, especially with our two children in tow (6 and 4). Naoko was extremely patient and flexible, and we were able to adjust our schedule and stops based on the kids interest. Initially we thought the price was quite steep, but the tour was well worth it. I'm sure we would not have been able to see all the sites we did without getting lost, or missing out on something interesting, and Naoko's recommendations for our sushi breakfast and ramen lunch were delicious and very kid friendly.
by K. Johnson (07/12/17)
This was a great way to see a majority of Tokyo. It made it easy to get around. We really enjoyed our guide, especially the tea ceremony in the imperial gardens. GREAT TOUR!
by IR Takes Japan (06/12/17)
Big fun. Great tour.
by P. P. E. (06/07/17)
Outstanding tour. Yeonmi was an excellent guide, and was very knowledgeable, caring and personable. We especially enjoyed the fish market and trying different street foods. Yeonmi's guidance and introduction in using Tokyo's transportation system was a great help, and we were confident in traveling on it independently after our day together.
by Duke and Rose (05/09/17)
First class tour of Tokyo !
by Sylvain (05/05/17)
We enjoyed an excellent mini tour of Tokyo, hitting several spots which our Tauck tour did not take us. Our tour guide, Tae, spoke beautiful English and happily shared her extensive knowledge of the city and Japanese culture. We became friends by the end of the day and felt quite comfortable embarking on our own for the next three days. We highly recommend Japan Wonder Travel and especially Tae as a wonderful guide.
by Ruth Ann (04/28/17)
Tae was our tour guide in Tokyo all day yesterday. She was great, funny, and spoke great English. Recommend her highly. Five star!
by JP (04/28/17)
My wife and I thoroughly recommend this tour.As newcomers to Tokyo it gave us a superb 'crash course'in how to navigate the city and what we learned in 1 day would have taken us at least a week on our own.
Much of the credit must go to our guide, Yoshika.
She not only helped us get our bearings but also helped us understand the train system (vital in Tokyo),explained much about culture, history and everyday life and the miracle of tempura. Yoshika also took real delight in our reactions and was an absolute pleasure to spend the day with.
These types of tours look expensive at first blush but we regard our investment as money well spent.
By the way, follow the company's advice and wear good walking shoes!
by Burnley Pudding (04/20/17)
Thankyou Yuki and Japan Wonder Travel for a truly wonderful experience.
From the moment we booked until even after the tour was over we were overwhelmed with the attention to detail and personalised service.
Travelling with a four year old changes the way you need to approach sightseeing. Yuki and the team from JWT were amazing. Yuki made sure the tour took into account our needs, kept checking with us during the tour and made changes that reflected to meet our interests. We saw so much more than we expected we would be able to - plus the personal touches and knowledge meant we learnt more than our previous trips travelling without a child. Our son fell in love with Yuki and still talks fondly of her.
On a side note - Yuki tooks us to an restaurant for lunch that we could only dream about going to. With nothing in English - we couldn't of done it without her.
Thankyou and we have already passed on the details to friends and family. We hope to be back again soon and do more touring with you.
The O'Brien Family.
by Grif (04/16/17)
by Suki (04/13/17)
Japan Wonder Travel really helped me and my wife get around the city. We would have been lost if we didn't have an expert guide who knew the ins and outs of the sprawling metroplex. Yoshika, our guide, was so incredibly fantastic! She knew almost every answer to our questions and was able to tailor our visit to fit in all the things we wanted to do. Our stay was only for a few days and we wanted to maximize our time. The best way we could have done it was with a walking tour, and Yoshika and Japan Wonder Travel delivered in spades!
by Jason Hearne (04/05/17)