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)
by Rolf Hiller (04/03/17)
We would like to thank Yoshika for a wonderful full day walking tour of Japan. My wife and I had a great experience and Yoshiko was only too helpful to accommodate us. We asked lots of questions and she had a very deep knowledge of everything we asked. The tour was not rushed, but a good walking pace.
Thank you again Yoshiko for showing us Tokyo.
by Nick Graham (03/16/17)
So glad to have such a lovely guide help us navigate and appreciate Tokyo. Her knowledge of the foods at the Fish Market and her warm manner were especially commendable. As newer visitors, I would not, frankly, sightsee in Tokyo without a guide from this company.
by PE (02/18/17)
I'm so glad we booked this tour. I thought it to be a little pricey but because we were traveling with 2 young kids, it was worth the money to have someone guide us around everywhere. We were able to see everything we wanted to see and more. She was very patient with our children and knew how to keep them going even though they were tired from all the walking. She gave us special tours and got us free samples...kind of like having backstage passes! We were definitely able to see more than we would have had we navigated Tokyo ourselves.
by Great tour! (02/06/17)
We had the most wonderful day with Yuriko who facilitated our travel around Tokyo to ensure we saw all the places we had asked to see. We were never rushed and she was able to give us lots of information about all of the various locations we visited plus insights into the culture of Japan and its people. She took us to a wonderful restaurant for lunch where we were warmly welcomed. This was one of the best days I've ever experienced whilst travelling and it was largely due to Yuriko's knowledge and warm personality.
by Joy Rodwell (01/22/17)
My husband and I had a great day tour of Tokyo with Tae. She was informative, well-spoken and very personable. We enjoyed our time with Tae!
by Helen H (01/05/17)
We had a wonderful time with Japan Wonder Travel just a few days ago! Our tour guide Tae-san was so accommodating and flexible with the various requests from our party of 16. Not only our group being multi-generational with grandparents in tow, we also had 4 kids under 5 (including a 15 month old) so we weren't an easy party to manage. In the short time we were with Tae, we were able to visit a Catholic chapel (it was one of our member's birthdays), go to Asakusa to see the temple and shop, stop for a leisurely and delicious lunch, go to the Harajuku area and wander around, see the Meiji Shrine and drive by the Shibuya crossing. They were even able to do two drop offs as several in our group wanted to shop at Muji.
This being my first time to Tokyo, I learnt so much about Tokyo and Japanese culture as Tae-san explained a lot of things on our bus rides to the various stops. She even taught our kids some Japanese language both orally and how the words were created and put together. We had a wonderful time and I would definitely book another tour with Japan Wonder Travel the next time we are in Japan!!!!
by Wonderful Indeed! (12/31/16)
Excellent Tokyo tour with fantastic guide yuriko!!! Whole family had a super fun day!
5 star guide and tour!!!
by Brad ebner (12/30/16)
Yuki was very professional and gave us a good overview of the sights and history of Tokyo. She was also very patient and extra warm to my rambunctious kids. Thank you Yuki and Japan wonder Travel for the great day tour!
by Sharon (12/15/16)
We had a great day out with our guide, Yuki-San. Yuki-San contacted me promptly after I made my booking to plan our trip itinerary. On the day of our trip, she met us at our hotel lobby and brought us around the Tsukiji fish market and some other places. I have 3 kids and 1 toddler and throughout the whole trip, she cared for my children as if they were her own. I've been to Tsukiji market and other places before but she was able to point out a lot of interesting new facts and sights to us. She also brought us to a lot of food and merchandise stalls that sold tasty snacks and unique souvenirs along the way. Last but not least ,Yuki-San went out of the way to bring us to a restaurant that we had pre-booked before the trip. Although our tour with her had already ended by 4pm, she still kept us company until the restaurant opened at 5.30pm. Yuki-San also taught my kids origami while waiting. As a parting gift, she also presented us with a box of self-made origami paper cranes! I am very, very touched by her sincerity and dedication!! She felt more like a friend than a guide to us. We really hope to see her again when we go back to visit Japan next time.
by Wonderful day, wonderful guide (12/05/16)
I had such a wonderful day with my guide, Tae. Tae was very knowledgable and kind and I highly recommend this tour!
by Loren (11/15/16)
We booked one Private Day Tour on Oct. 29, originally. Naoko-san was so knowledgeable and helpful (I needed to make last minute changes for a bad cold my husband picked up right before we arrived) that I booked two more days at the last minute. Yoshika-san was our guide for those days and she was wonderful, too! She knew so much about the museum exhibits that weren't in the English descriptions. The company even helped us book tickets to a show after the tour ended on the last day. Everything ran so smoothly that we were able to get the most out of our few days in Tokyo!
by Jeff & Mona (11/02/16)
Sublime. My tour guide was so gracious and interesting. It was a truly wonderful introduction to Tokyo. Although only for a day, being a private tour a great deal was discussed and experienced that cemented a strong foundation for understanding this rich and ancient culture. I highly recommend for any first traveler to this extraordinary country.
by Tiril Benton (10/02/16)
We recently visited Tokyo from Washington, DC and had the most wonderful tour with Yuriko. She met us at our hotel and reviewed the plans for the day right down to the subway lines we would be taking! Everything flowed seamlessly. From seeing the most interesting parts of the Tsukiji Fish Market, to explaining lunch or temple/shrine etiquette, to changing plans halfway through so I could buy a yukata at a specialty shop I'd heard of but couldn't locate, Yuriko had us covered. She even stayed with me at the shop and took photos of me in the different yukatas I tried on so that my final decision would be easier at the end of the selection process. Yuriko truly goes above and beyond and we could not have treasured our time with her more. She is organized, knowledgable, and a lot of fun! We will be back and we can't wait to tour with her again!
by Elizabeth and Paul (09/27/16)
Yuri Hanakame was an incredible Tokyo tour guide...A+!
Booking Japan Wonder Travel was a last minute decision and the best we made. We were matched up with a knowledgable, local guide who made our first couple of hours in Tokyo very special. We saw Shinto shrines, Buddhist temples, Tsukiji fish market, Shibuya crossing and much more. Yuri helped is communicate with locals while shopping along the way. If you're thinking abut booking, go with Japan Wonder Travel and hope you get Yuri! We will defenitely stay in touch for our next trip to Japan.
by Taylor Riggs (09/15/16)