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Oscar from Chile – 2

April 2015
Guest : Oscar and Victoria from Chile
Route : Monzen-nakacho-Harajuku-Shibuya-Shinjuku
Guide : Mihoko Koguchi, Akio Watanabe

¡Buenas tardes desde Chile gente de TFG!, quisiera agradecer la atenta,
cariñosa y simpática compañía de vuestros guías Akio Watanabe y Mihoko
Koguchi, el día 27 de abril de este año, quienes nos guiaron por distintos
barrios de Tokyo, pudiendo conocer unos monumentos de los grandes
Yokozunas japoneses, presenciar una rito budista, pasear por Harajuku,
Shibuya y Shinjuku, donde recorrimos calles muy típicas de Japón,
pudimos probar el delicioso shabu-shabu, fotografiarnos con la cabeza de
Godzilla, subir al rascacielo del Gobierno de Tokyo y finalizar en un local
de yakitoris :) . Fue realmente un día maravilloso, que será siempre
recordado por nosotros. Deseamos con ansias visitar nuevamente su país.
Cariños desde Chile.

Oscar y Victoria

Oscar from Chile – 1

March 2015
Guest : Oscar and Victoria from Chile
Route : Yokohama(Sankeien Garden) – Enoshima
Guide : Akio Watanabe, Mihoko Koguchi

¡Buenas tardes desde Chile gente de TFG!, quisiera agradecer la grandiosa,
amable y atenta compañía de vuestros guías Akio Watanabe y Mihoko Koguchi,
el día 31 de marzo de este año, quienes nos guiaron por el parque Sankeien de
Yokohama, donde pudimos apreciar la belleza del sakura en plena floración,
para el almuerzo degustamos un delicioso tonkatsu y finalizamos en la hermosa
Isla de Enoshima, donde nos acordamos de la gloriosa serie de anime Dragón
Ball :D . Fue un día inolvidable que jamás olvidaremos. Experiencias como ésta
hacen que deseemos volver gustosos a su País por tercera vez (hemos ido 2
veces). Cariños desde Chile.

Oscar y Victoria

Sherry and Marvin from USA

May 2015
Guest : Cherry and Marvin from USA
Route : Asakusa-Fukagawa Fudou Temple-Kiyoshumi Garden-Ueno
Guide : Yuri Hira

Dear Yuri,

Just a very quick note because we get on the cruise tomorrow and still
have much to do tonight. But I did not want to let any more time pass
before thanking you again for your time, energy, caring about what we
wanted to do and see every moment of our day together. But you gave
something much more than all of the above. You put your heart into it,
and you allowed us to learn about you and your family. We feel that
you are now part of our circle of people dear to us. And certainly if you
ever get to Arizona, we will be delighted to take you around and
show you the sights.

Thank you, Yuri for a day we will always treasure, and for the hand
you extended in friendship. Please forward this email to the directors
of TFG so they will know how effective this program is. They also
need to know that we will talk about this experience when we get
home and may well interest others in visiting Tokyo.

Hugs to you, Yuri,

Sherry and Marvin

Sonia from Colombia

March 2015
Guest : Sonia from Colombia
Route : Ueno-Asakusa, Tsukiji-Hama-Rikyu Garden-
Harajuku-Shibuya, Yanesen area-Akihabara
Guide : Kiyotoshi Ota, Yuka Une

Divertida e interesante visita a Tokyo

Viaje en marzo desde Colombia para conocer Japón. Visite Tokyo a
principios del mes, con la ayuda de dos guias: el señor Kiyotoshi Ota y
la señora Yuca Une.

Gracias a ellos tuve la oportunidad de conocer mas de cerca la cultura
Japonesa, caminar por las calles de Tokyo, visitar lugares emblematicos
tanto historicos como comerciales y entrar a deliciosos restaurantes de
comida tradicional.

Fueron muy amables, pacientes y muy atentos a mis intereses particulares.
Igualmente el manejo del idioma es muy bueno tanto el Español como el Ingles.
Muchas gracias a Tokyo Free Guides por este servicio, disfrute mucho mi
estancia y aprendi de la mano de dos guias muy amables.

Sonia from Colombia

Mathieu from France

April 2015
Guest : Mathieu from France
Route : Arashio Beya (sumo srable)-Asakusa-
Guide : Chihiro Sato

Thanks a lot Tokyo Free Guide. I think really that, we, foreigners
are very lucky to know you. My guide Chihiro was an angel!

Meeting sumo was a dream, Chihiro realize it ! We walk in Asakusa
and in Shimokitazawa, it was very pleasant and interesting.

Arigato gozaimasu.

Mathieu from France

Athena from Singapore

April 2015
Guest: Athena and Diana from Singapore
Route : Shinjuku-Yasukuni Shrine-Chidorigafuchi-Hama-rikyu Garden-Ginza
Guide : Makiko Yamaoka

We like to say a very big thank you to our wonderful guide Makiko for her
excellent service. We were only supposed to meet her on our fourth day
in Tokyo but she went the extra mile, earnestly and cheerfully I have to add,
to greet us on the day we arrived even though she didn’t have to, so she
could explain to us how to move around the city through the train system.
She also accompanied us to the train station to show us how to get our train
cards, and offered to liaise with the train staff on how we could purchase the
Keio amusement passport tickets! All these on our first day. We were very
impressed with her hospitality.

Leading up to our trip, she also shared many tips on places to visit via email,
and genuinely shared in our excitement about our visit. She was an incredible
guide, and we had a really great time exploring the city with her. There were
things she shared with us that we wouldn’t have known or seen if we didn’t
have a local to bring us around.

TFG is a great initiative for tourists to enjoy Tokyo and interact with a local.
Kudos to all at TFG!(:

Athena and Diana

Sheena and Diana from Canada

January 2015
Guest: Sheena and Diana from Canada
Route: Day 1 – Yoyogi ~ Meiji ~ Takeshita ~ Omotesando ~ Shinjuku
Day 2 – Tsukiji ~ Ginza ~ Imperial Palace ~ Aasakusa
Guide: Takuya Hayashi

My sister and I only had a few days to explore Japan, so we wanted to
hire a tour guide. We are so glad we found Tokyo Free Guide!

Hayashi-san was our tour guide for 2 days. He is so kind and respectful.
We are so glad he was able to show us around Tokyo despite the very cold
weather. We had a heavy proposed itinerary, but he was able to accommodate
everything we wanted to see and even added a few more of his own suggestions.

He is very knowledgeable about the Japanese Culture, which we appreciated.
He went above and beyond what we had expected. He even shared his love for
music with us, and suggested the best food and drinks in Japan.

This was an amazing experience for us. We hope to keep in touch, and we
hope to be back soon!

Thank you,
Sheena and Diana from Canada

Geoff from Canada

February 2015
Guest : Geoff from Canada
Route : Day 1 Imperial Palace – Asakusa,
Day 2 Tsukiji Fish Market – Hama-rikyu Garden
Guide : Chikako Shibata

I would like to offer Tokyo Free Guide (TFG) our thanks for the service
that was provided to us by Chikako Shibata during Thursday 19th Feb
and 20th February as it was very enjoyable, informative and helpful.

We found Chikako to be very punctual, polite and courteous, flexible to
our travel requirements and knowledgeable of the local area. We also
found that Chikako possessed a very good level of English, which was
appreciated when it came to explaining various sites/histories and
suggesting alternate sites to see etc.

We highly valued Chikako’s time and we felt that our days were full of
interesting activities, visiting various areas around Tokyo. In addition,
Chikakko clearly explained how to use the JR and Metro systems, so we
able to continue to move around with ease after she had left us.
Not once have we become lost thanks to Chikako’s advice.

We strongly believe that the TFG is a great incentive for international
tourists and I will highly recommend this to my family, friends and
colleagues who may soon travel to visit Japan.

Thank you TFG for a very pleasant and enjoyable introduction to
Japan/Tokyo. Our deepest gratitude also to Chikako for looking after
us so well.

Sayonara and our kindest regards,

Geoff from Canada

Emily from Australia

December 2014
Guest : Emily from Australia
Route : Tsukiji Fish Market-Akihabara-Ginza
Guide : Naohmi Sakurado

One of the busiest days of the year and we wanted to go to the Tokyo
Fish markets and it was raining.

Naohmi managed to get us there and showed us around explaining
all different types of seafood. He then took us to the best sushi and
then onto Electric town.

It was such a terrific day and Naohmi was such a fine host and guide.

This photo is us at a temple where Naohmi taught to children to pray.

Thank you Naohmi and Tokyo guides for making our trip to Tokyo
so special.

Emily from Australia

Luisa from Philippines

February 2015
Guest : Luisa from Philippines
Route : Fukagawafudoudou-Tomiokahachimangu-Harajuku-
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
Guide : Miki Morimoto

Hi, Tokyo Free Guide! I just want to provide feedback for one of
your guides, Miki Morimoto. I’m very grateful for Miki. I really had
a very wonderful time touring Tokyo with her last February 8th.
We were looking forward to see Kamakura but due to the weather
that day, we just decided to tour the city. It didnt matter because
we still had a great time. She took me to my first Buddhist temple
ceremony and told me about the rituals involved, that’s really
unforgettable for me.

The place where she brought me to eat was really fantastic, I never
enjoyed sushi that much before!

We also toured Meiji shrine, a part of Yoyogi park, Harajuku, Shinjuku area,
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and more. She took me to
stores which I did go back to in the following days for shopping based
on her recommendations.

There was really no problem in communicating with her as she speaks
really good English and she will make you feel comfortable, as if you’ve
been friends for years! She’s kind and shared not only information about
Tokyo but her personal wisdom as well. I got so much inspiration from
her stories. Truly, she is one great, wonderful woman. She even sent me
suggestions for the places to visit in Kyoto.

It was really a very great day and I can’t thank her enough for that.
She also made sure I was on the right train going back to where I was
staying, thanks so much for everything Miki-san!

Luisa from Philippines

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