Shopping tours in Japan

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Shopping Tours in Japan

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  • Dylan B
    2 contributions
    Great photographer! Knew exactly what does to go to and worked well with me and my (new) fiancé. Awesome pictures and great turn around. Highly recommend!
    Written November 29, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Linus
    1 contribution
    The tour was amazing and very interesting. Our Tourguide yoko was amazing. She answered any question we had during our market tour. We stopped at a lot of shops and she explained us a lot about the different types of japanese food and seafood. After the tour we head up to the cooking school where Kitty welcommed us and explained what we will cook today. We made 4 types of Sushi, Miso Soup and Omelette. Kitty has done an excellent job explaing the individual steps. After cooking we ate our cooked food. During the tour yoko took some photos which we received by email. Kitty gave us the recipe after cooking. Thanks to yoko and kitty for the great experience. We will definitely come back.
    Written March 17, 2020
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  • Tina Lyon
    1 contribution
    We had an Excellent experience and Ken was really accomodating. My family and I would highly recommend this trip for people of any age. He spoke very fluent English which made our experience enjoyable and overall a day well spent!
    Written February 27, 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Untethered Together
    17 contributions
    My husband and I were led by our amazing guide, Hiroe and her assistant, Ayaka, through the neighborhood of Fushimi via back alleys and along waterways. We've been on tours about tequila, beer, wine, etc, but it was truly amazing to learn about the history and see the process that goes into making sake. There was a bit of walking involved, but nothing strenuous. We also tried several of the local spring waters around, which of course is a huge part of the flavor and creation of sake brewing. Our lunch was delicious and came with a sake flight that paired nicely with all the different aspects of our deluxe bento box. We also visited a food stall restaurant where we were able to try 18 (!!!!!) select sakes from the 20 breweries in the area along with some traditional (and delicious!) snacks and finished up at our favorite stop -- a local brewery where we were able to purchase sake that we watched them pour into a bottle straight from the tap! The tour was a great combination of tiny local places, trendy places, more manufactured places, and a palatable version of the history and sake making process. 10/10 would recommend!!
    Written July 22, 2019
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  • DayTrip756095
    2 contributions
    Excellent tour for children and adults tailored to our needs
    Guide friendly and very knowledgeable very enjoyable day highly recommend we ended our tour at the gardens and temple. Arika took photos along the way and made suggestions for local food to try
    Octopus balls were a hit with everyone
    Written January 12, 2020
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  • Chris
    4 contributions
    We had an excellent tour with Ryoko (sorry if this is spelt incorrectly). She was a super-fabulous guide- lots of fun and full of information. And the food was extremely yummy. We ate at a lot of places that we probably wouldn't have ventured into by ourselves. We learnt a lot, ate a lot and I would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to explore parts of Hiroshima and eat away from the tourist haunts.
    Written December 14, 2019
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  • Danilo L
    1 contribution
    The guide was nice and kind, gave me a lot of helpful info, helped me to find what I was looking for, and made me find things that I would have never found otherwise. Also, Akihabara is all worth the visit.
    Written June 17, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Wilkey
    5 contributions
    I travel to Japan several times a year for business and I usually hire one or two single-event experiences like a 2-hour group ramen crawl. However, this time I had a few free days and I wanted to maximize the depth and impact of my time in Tokyo. So I researched private guides in Tokyo with the intent of scheduling two customized guided solo tours to see and do all the things I’ve been wanting to do but really couldn’t because of access, knowledge, or language. Ultimately, after a series of communications, I decided to contract with Takashi. The reasons I made this choice were because he corresponded in excellent English, was detailed and precise about arrangements, had a wealth of options in the kinds of experiences I wanted, and was clear and professional about the scheduling, expectations, and costs. His service was what I’d expect from a seasoned, experienced, tour and concierge professional.

    Ultimately, we settled on two part-day sessions, solo. On the first half-day evening, we fulfilled my wish to visit an authentic neighborhood sento. So much fun! Hot water, brisk washing, scented baths, and mingling in with the locals. I only wish I could have partaken in the ritual of after-bath fruit milk but I’m lactose intolerant. But what a wonderful experience. Reference the Japanese live-action show “Sunshine Sento Sake” for a sense of what it’s like to be a salaryman who loves sento, beer, and bar food!

    Speaking of food, we also went to a locals’ izakaya. I usually try to explore by myself when I’m in the city but it can be a roll of the dice. Once I ordered three dishes (no English menu) and I couldn’t recognize any of them. Another time I stopped in what looked like a sushi restaurant. It was...but niku sushi, specialty raw horsemeat! Which was surprisingly good, BTW. So it was a genuine pleasure when Tak helped me make sense of the menu in ordering a range of delightful and satisfying small dishes. And then we walked some truly interesting areas...let’s just say Yoshiwara and leave it at that. Finally, we closed out the night with food, sake, and a shamisen performance by bar staff that were also musicians! The music was so much fun, it was truly a joy and I even got to pose with the staff and hold a $10,000 shamisen. Intimidating!

    On the second half-day, we focused on shopping and food, again. I can eat and drink almost nonstop and this was a delight. We walked less touristy areas outlying Asakusa and of particular note was restaurant street where I was able to buy unique things for family and friends, such as realistic plastic food. And for me, some professional restaurant aprons, workwear, etc. because I do most of the cooking at home. We also visited a street-side restaurant for oden, usually found only in the cooler seasons. And this food was rich, nourishing, and delicious. And another TV-show inspired experience was to have hotcakes and coffee at Coffee Tengoku. Which I did, with butter and syrup. Another wish ticked off the list. Reference the show “Kantaro the Sweet Tooth Salaryman.” We walked and had snack and coffee in trendy Kagurazaka. And we also visited Nihombashi, Ueno, and more for a full and satisfying time.

    One of my interests is in seeing all the faces of Tokyo, especially the hidden places, the sides that are usually unknown to outsiders. I took so many photos during these tours and they capture magical and mysterious sights for me to keep and share. Tak was excellent in that as a local, he quickly understood what I was after and brought be to see things that were not always so shiny or for outsiders’ eyes. And this I greatly appreciated.

    Logistically the two experiences went flawlessly. Payment was straightforward, clear, inclusive and I got to make suggestions and decisions about how to spend my time not just at events but in transit on trains and buses. Tak also has excellent guide instincts in that he adeptly stayed out of camera frame as I snapped my hundreds of tour photos. And he was attentive to when I just needed a little quiet, no-talking downtime to recharge while riding the local subway. He kept us on schedule without making me feel like I was being herded, which attests to his skill in planning and spacing not just the events but rests and travel.

    In sum, I give Tak the highest possible recommendation for a professional, fulfilling, skilled solo tour experience. I will be back in 2020, probably after the Olympics and I will surely contract him to show me even more interesting faces and places of Tokyo, Japan.
    Written December 20, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Puseletso R
    Utsunomiya, Japan3 contributions
    What a wonderful experience! The customer service is amazing and all the kimonos look awesome. I would definitely recommend this experience.
    Written March 20, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Eleonora R
    Turin, Italy16 contributions
    Good restaurant in one of my favorite neighborhoods in Japan and I was satisfied with the service for my particular request for a vegan dish.
    Written November 6, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Tamaris S
    2 contributions
    Sayuki and I went to a kimono sale and I got to learn a lot about different types of kimono I didn't know existed and also about the way they get produced. It was like stepping into an art gallery with a personal guide. There was plenty to look at and try on and some kimono were fairly affordable but I also got to understand why the pricey ones are that pricey.
    Written May 29, 2018
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.