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Tokyo Free Guide

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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TOKYO FREE GUIDE, a nonprofit volunteer guiding service organization, was started in 2004 with the goal of helping overseas visitors experience Japanese culture and local customs. There are over 600 volunteer guide members who speak at least one...more
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Reviewed yesterday

I really appreciate Junko giving me a 6 hour tour around Toyko! She met me at my hotel and showed me many sights. It is a great way to get to know the history of the city while getting to meet a local person. Thank...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank DayTrip441780
Reviewed 2 days ago

For those who are looking at the free guide service, do realise it is a bit of a lottery- you never know what you are going to get. We had planned our brief visit with a 2 day itinerary Tokyo already.(done a lot of research...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Europeaninindia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent our 1st day in Japan touring all of the sights with our wonderful guide, Hiroshi. We were jet lagged and so happy not to have to navigate the extensive subway system on our own the first day. Hiroshi was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Addicted2Travel07
TokyoFreeGuide, General Manager at Tokyo Free Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for your positive message. Your guide, Hiroshi, also must have had a wonderful time being with you. Our goal is to give International visitors a relaxed and comfortable feeling while in Tokyo. Public transportation in the Tokyo area is great, but...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend this way to see Tokyo! I was a little hesitant being a solo female traveler and it being my first time in Tokyo, but this experience far exceeded my expectations. My Guide Teto was amazing, he was so willing to share the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank zebramuscle12
TokyoFreeGuide, General Manager at Tokyo Free Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for the exceptionally nice comments. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with our volunteer guide service. Comments such as yours help us to improve our service and give us a better perspective of what our guests...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour was one of the best things for us on the trip as it gave us a chance to interact closely with a local person and to get to know about the Japanese culture from someone directly associated with it. Yoshifumi Masuda (Yoshi), was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank ShagunaD
TokyoFreeGuide, General Manager at Tokyo Free Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a positive comment. We are happy to know that your guide Yoshifumi Masuda did a good job for you. We are proud of our guides, and at the same time, we really appreciate the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommend this service. We had a day tour with Hideo. He met us at our hotel at 9 am on our first day. He showed us how to use the complex train system then brought us on a very busy tour of Tokyo. It’s...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Siobhan B
TokyoFreeGuide, General Manager at Tokyo Free Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very very much for your positive comments about our volunteer guide Hideo Kamakawa. I am glad to know that you felt comfortable with him while learning to get around on the complex but efficient transportation system in Tokyo. I'm sure Hideo had a...More

Reviewed March 2, 2019

I was skeptical to find out about this service but I knew it would be overwhelming for our first trip to Tokyo. I heard from our guide shortly after putting in the request on the wesbite and I knew we would be well taken care...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jena M
TokyoFreeGuide, General Manager at Tokyo Free Guide, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2019

Thank you for the positive comments regarding your recent tour of Tokyo with one of our volunteer guides, Miharu Horio. She is one of the best guides. We, TFG strive to ensure that our international guests feel welcome and leave Japan with a deeper understanding...More

Reviewed February 24, 2019

This is our first visit to Tokyo so was pleased to arrange the free guide. Sue came and met us at our hotel and as there was quite heavy rain changed the schedule to suit the weather conditions. We caught the train to a temple...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank anneRichmond
TokyoFreeGuide, General Manager at Tokyo Free Guide, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2019

Thank you for the positive feedback regarding your tour with TFG. It is always a pleasure to hear that our international visitors had a rewarding and memorable experience with our guide service. I'm sure Ms. Masumi Sugiura will be so pleased to know how much...More

Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

A fabulous service which is very well organised. Our guide was really lovely and very knowledgeable. We learnt so much about the food sold at the fish market and how it is used. Something we could never learn by ourselves. She helped explain all the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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TokyoFreeGuide, General Manager at Tokyo Free Guide, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2019

Thank you very much for your kind words. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your visit to Tokyo. I hope you or your friends will visit to Tokyo again in the future.

Reviewed January 11, 2019

I don’t remember how I came across Tokyo Free Guides, but I’m sure glad I did! I have been to Tokyo before, but this was the first time visit for my husband, so I wanted to give him a great introduction into Tokyo life. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank denisee21CA
TokyoFreeGuide, General Manager at Tokyo Free Guide, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2019

We are very happy that you came across to our site. Thank you very much for contacting us and thanks again for using our volunteer service. Takashi Kashimura is one of our best guides. So you are lucky to have him. Please come again to...More

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vitasaskvile
May 7, 2018|
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Response from TokyoFreeGuide | Property representative |
Yes, you can request not only one day guiding service but also two or more days. However you may not use TFG guides even for one day. Because TFG had more than 13,000 days guiding requests in 2017, which is almost four times... More
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Merrily302
May 22, 2017|
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Response from Claire P | Reviewed this property |
Generally speaking, Japanese don't accept tips... a good lunch and think about some gift you can bring that is typical from your homeland... they appreaciate that :)
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