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“Great intro Tokyo’s gay culture”

Tokyo Handsome Boys
Ranked #1 of 3 Tours in Nakano
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Tours by Naoki (Course leader) and Kevin (Tour guide). Tokyo is Tokyo handsome boys with you. We make a special story in tokyo together. Please check our web site.
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

Tokyo’s gay scene can seem impenetrable for non-Japanese speakers - Naoki did a great job explaining the culture in ni-chome, introduced us to several of the small, intimate bars, and, importantly, made sure we had a blast while doing it!

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Reviewed May 28, 2018

OK, we're probably not the average Handsome Boys tour group but they showed us the time of our lives. 3 60 year olds and 3 30 year olds on a 9 hour private tour of Harajuku, Nakano, and Shinjuku. Yes, we even went to the gay bars, and that was a blast too. We told Kevin and Naoke exactly what we wanted to see and they delivered. They even brought along their wonderful friend Rena, who like Naoki, speaks perfect English, so none of the 6 of us were ever left out. Naoki even functioned as tour photographer, and the photos are just great. In sum, we shopped all day in the best local designer boutiques, saw some amazing architecture, and ate and drank all the way. These guys (and girl) know their stuff and it was so obvious they had researched our tour down to the last small detail. I'll do it again next time I'm in Tokyo because I already miss these guys.

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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

We went with Naoki-san and Kevin-san on their food tour around Nakano, their local place just outside of Tokyo's central districts.

From the start the entire experience was so relaxed, casual and fun, it felt like being on a night out with friends.

They were also very accommodating and changed their tour to fit our dietary requirements (One of us being vegetarian and the other not drinking alcohol).

They took us to several places that we would have never found for ourselves down the back streets of Nakano, including a standing-room sushi bar, a secret "hipster-style" bar plus wandering around trying to find a park to eat some takeaway Takoyaki.

We also did a fun photo shoot in addition to Naoki being an awesome photographer himself! Kevin's fun facts and quiz also made it really interesting and interactive.

This was so much more than your standard food tour and was by far our best highlight of Tokyo, we'd definitely recommend a tour with the Tokyo Handsome Boys!

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Reviewed January 19, 2018 via mobile

I went on a food tour with them and it was really fun! We went to places where tourist don’t usually go and does not have any English menu so you know where locals actually go to. This tour made me feel like I was hanging out with friends and just having the time of our lives. I would totally recommend this to anyone who goes to Tokyo!

Thank Jake S
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Reviewed December 13, 2017

We had a fantastic evening with Kevin, Naoki and Rina-chan exploring the maze of small bars and restaurants in Nakano. Kevin and Naoki were great hosts – making us feel like one of the gang, explaining Japanese food and culture to us and most importantly, making it fun!

As this was our first time in Japan (and not speaking much Japanese) we really appreciated being taken to places which were ‘off the beaten track’ and getting to taste authentic sushi, Japanese stew, yakitori and okonomiyaki. The photographer who joined us was an unexpected bonus – not only did we not have to worry about taking photos ourselves, but we also got sent a great keepsake email after the tour detailing where we went, what we ate along with copies of all the photos and videos from the night.

If you want an evening full of delicious food and great company, we would totally recommend the Tokyo Handsome Boys!

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Kevin M, Owner at Tokyo Handsome Boys, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2017

Hi Claire,

It is so nice to hear from you! We are so glad you enjoyed the tour - getting to take a picture with the master of our favorite sushi restaurant was a rare treat as well since he is usually so busy preparing the food. It was especially fun that we got to spend time with you at the beer workshop after the tour getting to know you as our new friends. We’re really looking forward to the next time you are in Tokyo :)

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