Toru K.

4.83(12) reviews
 

Available Areas

Chiba (Living), Kanagawa, Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, Nikko, Yokohama

 

Languages

English

 

Response Time

1 day on average

 

Availability updated

3 days ago

 

About

Hello my guests, I'm Toru, a national licensed tour guide. I've been mainly guiding around Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, and Nikko for an individual or small group tourists . I'm living in a town near Narita International Airport.

It's often said that one of the characteristics of the Japanese culture is sticking to details and yet tries to conceal its care. It means that there are a pile of unspoken stories behind what you see in Japan. I'm always trying to be an interpreter of those stories and help you enjoy the secrets of Japanese cultures.

I'm offering four tour plans of Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, and Nikko. I think they are the best plans especially for the first timers to Japan because they're prepared to include all must-see spots in the area. If you are repeaters or interested in the other things or places, please don't hesitate to require what you want. Let's make the best plan for you together. I'm looking forward to seeing you in Japan.

Tours

True Tokyo Private Tour enjoying several popular spots

Tokyo
8.5 hours

In this tour, we’ll visit three must-see spots in Tokyo today: areas around the Imperial Palace, Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, and Meiji-jingu Shrine in Harajuku. Plus we enjoy delicious food in Tsukiji Outer-Market. This would be an ideal tour for first visitors to Tokyo. You can experience modern and traditional Tokyo through the tour. If you're not satisfied with the itinerary, it's OK to change it based on your interests. So the tour is also recommended to repeaters.

FROM$176/ per group

True Kamakura Private Tour enjoying 5 popular spots

Kamakura
8.5 hours

Kamakura is a cozy seaside town with many historical sites and it's just one hour train-ride from Tokyo. It is an important city in the Japanese history because the first samurai warrior's government was established here in the 12th century and had been the political center for about 140 years. In this tour, we'll visit four popular religious sites which have each different attractions. Plus you can experience Matcha tea ceremony in a traditional Japanese house, if you'd like to.

FROM$176/ per group

True Hakone Private Tour enjoying 3 popular spots

Hakone
11.5 hours

Hakone is the attractive destination for one-day tour because of its easy access from Tokyo, many hot-spring resorts, and abundant natural beauty including a view of Mt. Fuji and Lake Ashi. And it's also been a sacred religious site for mountain worship since ancient time. In this tour, we’ll visit three must-see spots in Hakone: Lake Ashi, Owakudani Valley, and Hakone Open-Air Museum. They will be a wonderful memory for you in Japan.

FROM$203/ per group

Reviews

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Anthony T.

Feb 18, 2020

Best Tokyo guide

Courteous, knowledgeable, friendly etc etc. only positive words to describe him:. We are here from New York and are seeing neighborhoods and attractions and Toru explains everything. Highly recommend!

Toru K.

Hi Anthony and Maria, thank you very much for your warm comments and high rating on the tour. It's my great honor and inspiration for a next guide. Although the consecutive 6 days tour was challenging for me, I could enjoy guiding thanks to your cooperation. I also admired your lovely children. Please be careful for flue after you get back to NY. Looking forward to seeing you again without worrying about the virus.

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Irene D.

Feb 4, 2020

Wonderful day.

Excellent guide knowledgeable pleasant and lovely sense of humour. Has excellent English.would highly recommend him.. John and Irene

Toru K.

Hi Irene, thank you very much for your review and high rating on the tour. It’s my honor and a great motivation for future tours. I heard a news on your ship. I really wish the problem will be settled soon and your journey continues.

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Linda E.

Nov 21, 2019

Yokohama cruiseport to Kamakura

We really enjoyed our day with Toru. His English is excellent as is his knowledge of history, religion, and culture. We also recommend touring Kamakura, as it had a totally different vibe from the big cities. Toru also found us a great little tempura restaurant for lunch. We appreciated him escorting us back to the ship. Highly recommend.

Toru K.

Hi Linda, thank you very much for your review. As you say, Kamakura is a lovely city to explore for one day in terms of Japanese history, religion, and food. I'm happy to learn you enjoyed them through the tour. I was impressed with your interests and knowledge about Japanese history and literature. I enjoyed very much spending with you for one day in Kamakura. Thank you again and please say hello to Scot.

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Rose M.

Oct 31, 2019

A day in Tokyo

Toru was a great tour leader. He’s very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and courteous. We spent the day enjoying Tokyo on public transportation. We traveled distances and visited sights through the eyes of a local. Lunch was enjoyed at a typical local spot serving traditional food. I highly recommend Toru.

Toru K.

Hi Rose, thank you very much for your comment and high rating on the tour. It will be my great motivation for the future tours. I was so happy to share a pleasant time with you and your group. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the season of cherry blossoms and hope you enjoy the continuing journey.