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An excellent guide who walked us around the inner workings of Tokyo not generally visited by tourists. We were informed about the history and cultural elements of Shinjuku. We have been Tokyo a few times but have never explored these parts. Definitely worth doing.
Our tour guide was lovely and very well informed. We wouldn't have seen many of the places she showed us if we had tried to go by ourselves and if we had we wouldn't have known what we were looking at. My advice would be to take the tour and then go back to selected places later on.
Great tour, the guide was lovely and very knowledgeable also we had only just arrived in Tokyo, so it was reassuring to be taken down the alleyways and nightspots with a local.
My friend and I ended up having a private tour as no-one else on this trip. Our tour guide was great and went the extra mile after the tour had finished by helping me order a suitable gluten free meal in a restaurant nearby. I would recommend this trip as it showed us a different side to Tokyo that my friend and I would probably not have felt comfortable exploring ourselves.
This tour gets you out and show you even with a language barrier you can navigate this city especially by JR rail +Very helpful guide.
Our tour guide was a man named Take. He spoke about the history of the area and about Japanese culture. We asked him tons of questions. He was so great! Also, I asked him about where to buy kitkat bars and he took me to a few stores to see if they sold them. He also pointed out some good restaurants and karaoke places. Our guide was very knowledgeable, punctual and very polite. He had great English skills and was very easy to understand. I would recommend this tour to get familiar with this area. It can be overwhelming at first because it is very large.
I was so pleased I did this tour. We got to see a nightlife off Tokyo's that we would not have seen or experienced on our own. You get to see and do a lot in two hours! Highly recommended.
Great walking tour taking us to places we would otherwise not have ventured to. Small group (4) which made the walk very personalised . Recommend.
Great English speaking tour guide and a very interesting view of Tokyo
It was a wonderful tour to start our journey in Tokyo. If you are a foregin and want to know more about Japanese culture, this tour is your first choice. Our local guide took us to visit the major department stores, side street pubs, and some of the most popular entertainment centre. I don't want to spoil you what we have seen in this tour, but what I can say is that what you see in this tour will really surprise you about the interesting culture in Japan.
Tour was great. We were the only couple so it was naturally very personal and easy to ask questions. We didn't know what to expect but for tourists it was easy going and showed a side of the city which was both populated and also local....in terms of the walk through the dept store and ally ways full of small eateries and bars. Good value for money also.
Definitely a trip worth doing to get a look into the inside alleys of Shinjuku and Kabukicho. It would have been nice to have a guide who is more interactive and sharing bits of interesting information. Fluency in English seemed a bit of a problem and maybe this hindered greater interaction
After arriving in Tokyo early in the morning, we wanted to check in to our hotel and then get to know the area we were staying in. This tour was fantastic, our guide was friendly and informative and showed us all the different areas. The tour was a great introduction to Tokyo!
Covered some interesting areas in Shinjuku / Kabukicho. Learned a few things I would never have known through online research!
The guide told us nothing about the history of the area, nor did she point out key sites/places of interest, so it was really just a stroll around the Shinjuku in the evening, which I could have done myself! Overall, I was quite disappointed.
Our guide barely uttered a word! A good thing the tour was so visually stimulating - lights everywhere. But more context would have been appreciated. Isn't that what a tour is largely about?
Our guide was not very informative. Also, she spoke too softly and only one of us could hear her at a time (there were only two of us on the tour). She ended the tour a half an hour early and was not very helpful in recommending a dinner restaurant.
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The place was fab. Unfortunately i think out tour guide was in such a hurry. Two of my guests in the trip could not hear what he was saying...
I felt that we could have learned more...
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The guide was on time and friendly. However, we walked past everything so fast we didn't get a chance to enjoy it. Since, there was just 4 people on the tour I felt it could have been at a slower more enjoyable pace. It would be best to do this neighborhood on your own. We didn't get to go in anywhere.
Far too expensive for what you get, I wouldn't recommend this tour. There are free tours available with friendlier and more talkative guides. Feel as though we didn't really learn anything from our guide, also couldn't stop to take photos as the guide kept charging along! Overall disappointed.