Iain ValentineUnited Kingdom
Eriko was a fantastic guide for our first day in Japan (Tokyo). Not only did we see the key sights during the tour, but it helped us get orientated with the trains/subway and taxi's - including the SUICA pass setup. As we were at the start of a 3 week tour of Japan, Eriko gave us help and advice and suggestions on future itinerary and this was over and above our expectations. We loved our tour and would cant recommend Eriko highly enough.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Iain, thank you very much for a wonderful review, and I’m really glad to hear I helped you to explore Japan. I hope this tour is one of your great memories of trip to Japan. Please stay healthy and give my best regards to your wife! I hope to see you again somewhere! Eriko
JoNel NewmanUnited States
Eriko was wonderful! My adult son and I booked a full day of Tokyo and our only complaint was that we didn't have her for more time! She helped us understand navigating this enormous city, and showed us can't miss sights. She also took us to the best sushi I have ever had. Highly recommend this guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi JoNel, thank you for a wonderful review. It was a pleasure to have you in Tokyo. I myself enjoyed the tour with you, which was a great memory. I hope you are enjoying the rest of your stay in Japan. Please take care! Eriko
Kelly SicaUnited States
Eriko was so kind and shared historical facts about the places she took us to. She booked us lunch at a delicious sushi restaurant and there we learned a little bit about each other, Eriko was very easy to talk to and shared her knowledge of the train system which was super helpful, she also took the time to write down some places to visit during our stay, she even sent us some links after the tour was over to make things simpler for us. I loved the time we spent together and would highly recommend Eriko
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Kelly for a wonderful review. I very much enjoyed the tour and communication with you, which is one of my unforgettable memories. Also, I’m glad to hear that my information was useful. Please take care and give my best regards to your husband. Eriko
Robert CacicedoUnited States
Our tour was most excellent. Eriko was very flexible with our itinerary and adjusted well to our particular needs. I would certainly recommend her to any future clients.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bob for a great review. I’m very glad you enjoyed my tour. I myself enjoyed beautiful azalea, shopping, sumo town and more. Which is a wonderful memory with you. Please stay healthy and give my best regards to John! Eriko
David StoppardUnited Kingdom
We had a really excellent tour with Eriko. She was full of energy, very knowledgeable and had a good sense of humour. Her English was really good.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for a good review. I also enjoyed walking around some interesting places with you, which was a fun and memorable day! Please keep traveling abroad and enjoy your life. Eriko
Joe VachonUnited States
Eriko was wonderful! We had her as our tour guide around Tokyo for our first full day in the country to help us see some of Tokyo as well as learn a bit about the subway and train system and she delivered on both counts. Her English is very good and she uses some visual aids and maps to help orient the tourist as to what they are seeing. She is very knowledgeable and clearly enjoys what she does which is felt by her enthusiasm and commitment to the tourist's experience. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joe, thank you very much for a wonderful review and memory. I’m really glad that my Tokyo tour and the recommendable places made your trip unforgettable. That’s the greatest pleasure for me. Please stay healthy and give my best regards to Lori. Eriko
Debra W.tarzana, CALIFORNIA, United States
Eriko was a wonderful guide. she is very knowledgeable about all thing Toyko. She also gave us great advise for Kyoto (even though she did not guide us there). i will use her again when we get back to Japan.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for a great review. I’m very glad to hear that my advice would help you to enjoy Kyoto, and I had a fun tour with a lot of American jokes ;) I look forward to seeing you again one day. Please give my best regards to your family!
Eriko was a wonderful tour guide and as promised, she showed us the highlights of Tokyo. She made it interesting for all 5 family members - 2 adults and 3 children. We had a great time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for rating. I enjoyed the tour with you and your children. I was very happy especially when I saw your children eating sweets on Takeshita Street. They looked very happy! Please stay healthy!
Ganesh RaoUnited States
Eriko did a fantastic job! She showed us all the highlights!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ganesh, thank you for reviewing. I was very happy to help you to run the Tokyo Marathon. Eriko
Stacey FolsomUnited States
We had the most fantastic day exploring all areas of Tokyo and could never have done this much and had the greatest time without Eriko!! If we could give more stars, we would. A+++. Thank you, Eriko!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Stacey, thank you for your great review. I’m very glad I helped your family to explore Tokyo, and I hope today’s tour would become a part of your wonderful memory of your trip to Japan. Please enjoy the rest of your trip and your son’s football game!
Eriko was our guide today in the Shibuya area. Eriko did her research and showed us beautiful modern architecture of buildings, many were awarded the Priskar prize. The Meiji shrine and gardens were also lovely on Saturday in Autumn. Eriko was knowledgeable, charming and very helpful on our first day in Tokyo. Thank you Eriko.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Christine, Thank you for reviewing! I really enjoyed the tour with you and was very glad to introduce Tokyo. I hope you enjoy the rest of your adventure and make a wonderful memory. Stay healthy! Eriko
Eloise U.Pearl City, HI, United States
Last day of our tour Eriko was so nice she provided jacket and gloves for my 94 year old mother on the wheelchair. We all appreciated her thoughtfulness and fot going out of her way to arrange transportation slopes to enter the trains which made it so much easier for the handicap.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Eloise, thank you so much again for a great review. I was very happy that my old jacket and gloves warmed your great mother. Honestly, I guessed your tours with a wheelchair would become hard for me, but with a well-organized station system, the tours were much easier than I had imagined. I had a great experience with your family and was very glad to be part of your journey! Please give my best regards to your family! Eriko
Eloise U.Pearl City, HI, United States
Second day of our tour with Eriko. Meiji Shrine was not on the itinerary but Eriko recommended seeing this shrine. We accepted and it was another wonderful selection by her. The Shrine is such a beautiful place surrounded by beautiful trees and landscape. Enjoyed the lunch at the shrine, visited Shibuya crossing, Harajuku, and Omotesando...and hedgehog cafe (not recommended). Eriko she was very understanding and patient taking all 5 of us with a wheelchair.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Eloise, thank you so much for rating again. In Meiji Shrine, we were very lucky to have encountered 2 processions of priests and a wedding family. I believe they are one of your wonderful memories. Also, I was very happy you, including your great 94 year-old mother, enjoyed a hedgehog cafe!! We enjoyed modern areas on that day! Eriko
Eloise U.Pearl City, HI, United States
Enjoyed our first day of tour with Eriko to Asakusa Temple. She suggested taking a taxi to the temple we had a party of 5 with one in a wheelchair. Excellent choice since the temple is hard to get to in a wheelchair. After took us to the Ginza area and lunch at Tsukiji Fishmarket. The sushi restaurant served deliciously fresh sushi. Thanks Eriko!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Eloise, thank you very much for a great review. I hadn’t guided a traveler in a wheelchair ever, but I was very glad I was able to guide you all around the places you wanted to visit. Also I was so happy to see that your mother’s grandchildren took care of her so well. Eriko
Brianna SpillerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for rating. Have a great adventure! Eriko
Howard R.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for rating! Eriko
We're satisfied by the way Eriko had planned and organised the day. She is also flexible towards our wishes. She is accurate, polite and friendly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for rating. I’m glad to hear you are satisfied at my plan. I will do my best to make your trip to Japan special.
Sally M.New Zealand
Eriko is an excellent tour guide with a great knowledge of Tokyo's history and very good English communication skills. She was professional, friendly, and extremely helpful before, during and even after the tour. I learned so much and saw so many beautiful things. Even the weather (typhoon) did not stop us, as Eriko had alternative travel plans to bypass the train cancellations. Overall, an excellent experience and I highly recommend Eriko's tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sally, thank you very much for your time for the great review! Eriko
Sharmin BeaccoUnited States
Our family of 5 had an experience of a lifetime with Eriko. We traveled with Eriko for 11 days throughout Japan. We couldn't have had a better tour guide. Her vast experience and tremendous amount of research was evident in our experience. An added bonus is her charming personality. My picky and diverse teenagers loved her. We felt like we were with a trusted friend, who happens to be a competent professional tour guide. She knows the ins and outs of each city - the must sees and dos.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sharmin, Thank you so much for taking a lot of your time to rate. Your comments remind me of the heartwarming days we spent together. I feel the same. I felt as if we had traveled together across Japan, which was why I could assist your family in a relaxed way. Honestly, I was worried about the 10-day tour that I had never experienced but, thanks to your generous family, I myself enjoyed the tours with you. It was challenging and is an unforgettable memory.
Kim SchamsUnited States
Eriko was such a sweet and pleasant guide. She showed us the highlights of Tokyo and taught us how to use the trains. She knows a great deal of history and was able to give the background on the sites we were seeing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Kim, Thank you very much for rating. I was very glad I could show you some special places on that day. I hope the tour becomes one of your good memories of your trip to Japan. Please take care and give my best regards to your family! Eriko
We thoroughly enjoyed our Tokyo full day tour with Eriko. She organized our day to ensure we saw as much as possible and made it fun and interesting. Had a great day. Highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Raeann and Bill, Thank you very much for a great review. I also enjoyed the tour and even comfortable conversations on the train with you. I am glad today’s tour became a good introduction to your adventure. Please enjoy everything in Japan! Take care. Eriko
Sarah BrysonUnited States
Eriko was wonderful. We took the tour during the coronation of the new emperor so we had to cancel a few spots we had planned to see, but she worked around the need to change plans and knew a lot about the places we did end up. I was very pleased with the entire tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sarah, Thank you very much for a great review. I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed the Tokyo with me. You could feel an atmosphere of the coronation, which would become a good flowery memory of your trip! Please give my best regards to your nice family. Take care. Eriko
Janet SchnallUnited States
Eriko's tour was 5 star +++++. Eriko is knowledgeable, has wonderful English and created a tour for our needs. We especially appreciated Eriko's willingness to tweak our itinerary a few days before the tour due to our cruise ship changes. In addition during the tour after she had met us, Eriko asked if we might prefer to go to one different site other than one we had requested as she felt we might not enjoy the site we had asked for. She was correct! Where she took us was perfect for us! Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Janet, Thank you very much for a wonderful review. Your tour was 5 hours, but I think you enjoyed various types of areas in central Tokyo from old to modern. I was glad I could help you explore those places. I hope you enjoy a very historical city Kyoto. Please take care and give my best regards to your husband. Eriko
Eriko was a great tour guide and willing to go beyond the time allocated (for a fee) which was great. She got us around Tokyo using all modes of transport.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Natalie, Thank you very much for a great review. I enjoyed a unique experience of your viola performance during the tour. It’s a unforgettable memory. Thank you!
Marietta D.United States
Thank you Eriko for a wonderful tour of Tokyo. She took us to Meiji Shrine, Imperial Palace Garden and Senso-ji.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Marietta, Thank you very much for rating. We visited must-see places. I’m so glad if the tour becomes one of your wonderful memories of your adventures in Japan. Eriko
Susan ChoiUnited States
Eriko was a tour guide for me and my family for two days. For the time leading up to the tour as well as on the tour itself, she was very good to us - answering all of my many questions, accommodating my requests to the best of her abilities, and being very knowledgeable of Japanese history and culture. Thank you Eriko!
Our group of three thought Eriko was absolutely TOPS, we would definitely rate her five out of five. We had a wonderful day on April 1st, criss crossing Tokyo by train to see all the areas we had requested. Eriko was charming, funny, knowledgeable, interested in us, energetic and helpful. Buying our tickets for a train trip from Kyoto to Narita in 12 days time was wonderful, we could not have managed this without a lot of confusion. One could not get a better guide than Eriko.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jane, Thank you so much for a great review. I myself enjoyed everything with you in the best cherry blossom season and had a fun guiding. It was like a window shopping tour and I felt I were a friend of yours. Please enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan and its beautiful nature. Stay safe! Eriko
Richard EhrmanUnited Kingdom
We had an excellent and fascinating day with Eriko. She took us to some of Tokyo's most impressive sights, explained the public transport (no easy task in itself) and chose a wonderful sushi restaurant for lunch. It was a great introduction to an intoxicating city. I would definitely recommend Eriko.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for a great day with your wonderful family. I really enjoyed everything including comfortable conversations. There was an announcement of cherry blossom blooming in Tokyo today. It must be a good sign of your nice trip! Please enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan and please give my best regards to your family! Eriko
John PorterHuntington Beach, CA, United States
Eriko, was amazingly thourough. We spent 5 days with her in Tokyo and Kyoto. She was very accomadating. We made changes on a few different days and she was really understanding. Considering she planned out our trains and private cars for an entire week and we made a few changes on the fly, sometimes midday Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John, thank you very much for rating. We visited Meiji Shrine, Hamarikyu Samurai Garden, a Tsukiji sushi restaurant, and Asakusa Sensoji Temple. They are must-see places in Tokyo. It was a fun day with you.
Barbara ChurchleyUnited States
"I had an incredible tour of Tokyo today with Eriko. She was on time, and the tour did not seem rushed. We saw all the sights in Tokyo that we had agreed on with just the right amount of time at each one. She accommodated the diversions that I requested for shopping, and was very gracious about them. She is a warm and caring lady. It was an outstanding day."
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Barbara, thank you so much for a great day with you and a great review. I myself enjoyed everything; guiding, chatting, shopping, delicious lunch and an exceptional sacred ceremony in Meiji Shrine. I hope these become a wonderful memory of your adventure in Japan. When you come again, and if I could see you again, I would be really glad! Enjoy bird watching and Japan’s nature! Eriko