Online Tour Consulting by an expert guide

Online Experiences

Tomoko H.

4.92(117) reviews
Tokyo
English, Japanese (Native)
0 hours 40 min
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

- This is a private online tour consulting on zoom (or possibly Skype) conducted by Tomoko, an experienced local guide as well as certified travel service manager.

- She is a real travel lover herself and happy to share her knowlege and experience with you.

- The tour is usually 40 minutes, but can be extended to one hour if needed.

- Kindly be reminded that the date/time is based on Japan Standard Time (UTC+9).

Timezone

Asia/Tokyo (UTC +9hs)

07:00 AM

At home or any place of your comfort - the date/time is to be decided after confirming the availability of you and Tomoko

- Private tour consulting for you and your group

- Consulting covers not only Tokyo and its surrounding areas, which Tomoko usually guides, but other areas of your interest all around Japan

- A lot of local tips will be shared to make your travel more exciting, comfortable, and best fit to your tastes


09:00 PM

At home or any place of your comfort

You can have the second session when your plan has become more concrete.

What to Expect

When you plan to visit Japan you will wonder where to go, what to do, and how to make your itinerary to make the most of your limted time, etc. This is the answer to your first questions. Why do not you consult Tomoko, a local expert guide and travel lover? You will learn a lot of local tips and your traval preparation will get easier and more exciting!

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

consulting fee (online)

What‘s not included

actual guiding, arrangement, nor bookings

Important Information

★ Travel insurance is not included in our tours. I would recommend you take out your own travel insurance just in case of any unexpected accident, loss, or damaging others' property. You can find the counter of a few insurance companies at the airport when you arrive.

★ Free pick-up service to your hotel is only in Tokyo metropolitan area, in 23 wards. For other places, the extra charge will be added depending on the distance and the time necessary.

★ For the evening tour, some extra charge(25%) might be added depending on the time.

☆I could start our tour from early in the morning like 7 or 7:30 if you prefer. For details, please contact me before booking.

※The pictures of my previous guests on my web-page are posted only after securing their consent.




It is an online tour using zoom (or possibly Skype) and the time zone is based on Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

This tour includes consulting when you plan your trip to Japan. Kindly be noted that no actual guiding, arrangement, nor bookings are included.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 48 hours prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - less than - 24 hours before the meeting time

Reviews

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Jamie K.

Jan 27, 2023

Very helpful and knowlegeable

Tomoko helped me plan upcoming trip to Japan and had wonderful ideas and suggestions as well as a rough itinerary laid out for me. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone in need of guidance and information about traveling to Tokyo and Japan!

Tomoko H.

Hi Jamie! Thank you for your kind review. It was very nice talking and sharing with you whatever I’ve experienced for your special birthday trip to Japan. Hope you enjoy your further research and planning, and do not hesitate to contact me again if you have any inquiries. Bon voyage! - Tomoko

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Nicole M.

Jan 22, 2023

Kamakura Adventure

I had an amazing day in Kamakura hosted by Tomoko. I was visiting Tokyo with my husband who was there in business for 5 days and I booked this tour to head out of Tokyo for the 3rd day which was perfect! Tomoko met me in my hotel lobby and reviewed the day’s plan with me. We started by taking the metro to the train after Tomoko was extremely flexible and stopped for coffee with me,. In Kamakura, she guided me all over Kamakura to many historical sites, shrines and temples, as well as, the shops I was interested in along the way. It was both a fascinating and educational tour filled with information about Japanese history and culture. Tomoko also gave me many ideas for things to see in Tokyo in my remaining days in this expansive city. I recommend booking. At least one tour with Tomoko to anyone traveling to the Tokyo area and would ask her to guide me again if I can make it back to Japan. Tokyo and Kamakura are such wonderful cities and Tomoko is a thoughtful, kind and extremely knowledgeable tour guide.

Tomoko H.

Thank you so much for posting such a nice, articulate review, Nikki! I’m glad that you enjoyed the excursion to Kamakuran with me, especially because you’d been experiencing a few days with rain and cloud before, which is rare in this season. Yes, we did cover a lot of interesting places, such as Great Buddha, Hasedera temple, the slope of Gokurakuji, the local fish restaurant with the great ocean view, and of course the main shrine of Kamakura and the serene Zen temple! It was also our fun part the day to explore the local shops, the lovely local ‘mochi’ shop, the dried food shop with more than 150-year history and the lovely antique shop! Your intuition to find treasures was amazing! Looking forward to our next adventure, Nikki! Thank you again. -Tomoko

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Reza A.

Jan 14, 2023

Great personality and detailed oriented

I connected with Tomoko to discuss a family vacation with my siblings. Tomoko has a great personality and she’s completely fluent in English. She is knowledgeable about each city on our itinerary and is prompt and responsive. I had a draft proposed itinerary for a ten day trip in less than a day back from her. Highly recommend working with her.

Tomoko H.

Hi Reza, Thank you for your comment and letting me make a draft for your special family tour. I’m sure you’ll have great time with your siblings and mother as you’re impressively thoughtful and well prepared. Glad that I got the chance to work with you. Thank you again:) Tomoko

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Shirley C.

Jan 7, 2023

Saw the Tsukiji market area that the locals shop at

We were a group of 16..which is huge. I was glad that she was able to give us a glimpse of the local shopping area in Tsukiji market (which is otherwise huge and super crowded so you could miss it) and gave us a chance to get a better view of the crowded temple by standing on the rooftop of a building across the street! She also helped us shop for bonito flakes and some other things in the market. It was a challenge to direct such a large group but she did a good job. I appreciate that!

Tomoko H.

Thank you for taking your time to write and post that kind review, Shirley. I hope you enjoyed the day with your family and relatives. I’m impressed that you were so interested in Japanese authentic cooking and ingredients. I’m sure you enjoyed the very good ‘dashi’ and dishes at home. All the places we visited had their special atmosphere as ‘年の瀬‘ the year end and Christmas seasons when locals start preparing and shopping for their holidays of family gatherings, young couple enjoy dating, tourists from overseas excitedly come after the COVID restrictions have been almost lifted. I wish I could have guided at places more relaxingly especially without your joining queue and waiting. Thank you very much again for all your understanding and cooperation.

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