One sentence... Kaori is awesome! Seriously. I can not recommend her enough. Even before the tour, the day before I was looking to go to a live house/music show and couldn't find any. I sent Kaori an email to see if she had any recommendations. Within a short time she had emailed back with a list of some awesome places that she recommended. My wife and I went to one and had such a good time. She met us the next day and took us to so many cool places that were for locals that were delicious. It was definitely my favorite night in Japan. She is super nice and knows the entire city since she grew up there. She went above and beyond what I would have expected for a tour guide and if you have the chance, you should let her take you around.
Hello David! Thank you for leaving me a great comment! It was very much fun night for me, too!! I am really glad you could enjoy local music show at a little live space!! It is not a common experience at all!! I wish you had great B-day at Tokyo with Nina ;) I am sure we will have another chance to hang out together in the future!! Thank you so much!! Kaori