Toshio(Tony) Ina Private tour guide in Tokyo, Fujikawaguchiko, Hakone - Japan

Toshio(Tony) Ina

Guide profile:

"When you in Japan do as the Japanese do". I am happy to assist you to maximize your unforgettable time with something local experience. ★Welcome last‐minute tour!

・Mt. Fuji day tour from Tokyo Day tour. We have the only tour covering north to south around Mt. Fuji as a day trip.

・For the repeaters great lunch tour of Japanese cuisine "Kaiseki" and Sake brewery visiting around Tokyo. It is new!

・Tokyo Essential city tour: Almost of must-see essential spots you can visit for a day.

# Golden age guests, family with kids are highly welcome!

・Snow monkeys from Tokyo by car for two days tour (Winter season only)

・Why not eating out at Japanese dinner at such as Izakaya, mini bars, cozy local restaurants. We can give right suggestions in the tour for fee of charger..

★Just feel like you got a local friend as me. It is our concept that we are happy to become more than your guide.

Today I am a head of private tour guides agency. We try to do our best to accommodate your request and needs. We are quite happy to assist your time and experience more memorable with my team. Our team is quite unique because we are sharing the same concept for the tour and know-how. We try to become new type of travel guides from planning to arranging events for you. It is our pleasure to treat you as a long-term friend not just a short term business guest. We are friend-touch guide rather than business-like agency. We love to communicate with you as much as we can before the tour starts. As a result we feel each other as a friend when we first meet.

★Let's enjoy something local when you are in Tokyo!

It might be your first time to visit here and also last in many cases. We are just happy if we can be of your good help while your stay. Our tour concept is "something local is more fun than touristic spots." We can give you original itinerary depending on your preferences.

We locals know much more about local spots so that we are happy to help your stay to become better time. We are happy to accommodate you and do our best for you to experience local things.

**Credo**

Do my best

#1.for your pleasant moment in the tour as a once in a lifetime encounter.

#2.to be responsive to the expressed and unexpressed wishes and needs of my guests.

#3.to create unique, unforgettable and personal experiences for my guests.

#4.to resolve the problem immediately you have during your stay in Japan.

#5.to be professional appearance, language and friendly behavior.

Before booking never fail to ask me with following points.

#1. How many days you have

#2. How many people you have, adults and kids.

#3. What is your interest or concerns?

Basically our activities are on half volunteer basis. However our team philosophy is quite professional for your satisfaction. Some of members are office worker as well.

I personally working at IT Company, holding MBA.

You are welcome to visit my corporate site searching by the key words "Tokyo Travel Assist" as well.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Note:I always try to respond within 24 hours. If you don't get any please write me again or access my original site above.

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Stephen S.

We hired Toshio-san for a 1 day private Tokyo tour & were very pleased.

- Great communication skills, including fluent English. Very responsive over email.

- Skilled tailoring your tour including to propose a detailed plan after gathering input.

- Highly informative, not just on the immediate situation, but also shares lots of practical info to help you later (i.e. railway passes, other cities in Japan, long term stay in Japan, etc).

- Very comfortable, 4 door Lexus.

Highly recommended!!!

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

■Before travel

A) Plan consulting

Accommodations, visiting spots, transportation, I am happy to give you total planning support and suggestion upon your needs and seeds.

B) Shopping assist

If you need to buy some specific Japanese souvenir or unique products only sell in Japan,

I can assist you to buy it in advance according to your travel itinerary, arranging it to

Be delivered to your hotel.

■During trip

C) Pick-up/Drop-off at airport

You can start the tour at very first day in Tokyo easily and comfortably.

I am happy to take you to your destinations like hotels.

Showing you brief instruction such as currency exchange, how to use public transportation,

Mobile set-up and so on.

D) Guiding & Memory making service

Happy to guide you with time efficient way to the destination for whole day or half of day with the story of Japanese culture and history.

You can also enjoy transportation, eating out, and shopping as the locals do. We are happy to be of your good help as much as possible during your stay in Japan.

・Photo shooting. Takes a tons of photos if you would like.

・ Suggestion and assist service for booking of restaurants, shopping etc.

E) Driving car option

Public transportation is perfectly developed at center of Tokyo. However if you have a baby or senior aged member in your party or you prefer comfortable tour I strongly recommend drive tour. Off course if your plan includes suburbs like Mt.Fuji, Nikko,Hakone, Kamakura,Yokohama and so on, it would be great idea to add this option. You can easily reach your destination without excess time. This is free of charge service for driving. Ask me details!

****** Free WIFI and battery charging ***

During my tour you can utilize broadband Wi-Fi and smart phone charger for free.

******* With baby or elder person are welcome******

Within four person in a party you can use car option for free, excluding toll fee, gas and parking. Please don't hesitate to ask me.

Transportation by tour guide:

Yes, transportation can be arranged upon request. We are happy to arrange it. I am quite flexible to your needs. If you plan to use rental van, happy to assist to make a booking.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

Autumn Colors in Kamakura Temple Explore Price Per Group 400.00 USD
Day trip to Mt. Fuji & nearby. short version Price Per Group 350.00 USD
Day trip to Nikko and Lakes tour Price Per Group 450.00 USD
Day trip to Suntory Hakusyu Distillery & tasting Price Per Group 500.00 USD
Dinner attending and Great Night life Price Per Group 100.00 USD
Fruits picking and skywalk tour from Tokyo Price Per Group 400.00 USD
Half day tailor made tour Price Per Group 200.00 USD
Honeymoon package! Special edition Price Per Group 700.00 USD
Snow monkeys tour for two days from Tokyo Price Per Group 700.00 USD
Tokyo photography Tour Price Per Group 400.00 USD
Whole day package of Tokyo essentials Price Per Group 350.00 USD

Tour guide interests:

We would like you to enjoy something local experience like visiting local Japanese country side scenery and local foods or tasting at a sake brewery.

If you have something to do in the tour or any requests are highly welcome.

One of your mission is to make it realize in the tour. If you don't have any idea to do here, feel free to let me know. Some golden course in my book are waiting for you.

Please enjoy your first stay comfortably and efficiently with us!!

My personal interests are scenery of nature, Japanese gastronomy, trends in town, modern and history, Japanese sense of value. I am happy to entertain you, anyway!

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Stephen S. 05 Jun 2018

We hired Toshio-san for a 1 day private Tokyo tour & were very pleased.

- Great communication skills, including fluent English. Very responsive over email.

- Skilled tailoring your tour including to propose a detailed plan after gathering input.

- Highly informative, not just on the immediate situation, but also shares lots of practical info to help you later (i.e. railway passes, other cities in Japan, long term stay in Japan, etc).

- Very comfortable, 4 door Lexus.

Highly recommended!!!

5 stars michael A. 02 May 2018

This guy is the absolute best. We communicated over email for some time about what we wanted to do in Tokyo and he made it all happen. He found us Sumo practice, and a special dessert place from a silly TV show on Netflix. I didn't even realize he paid attention to my comment, he is amazing. Plus the restaurants he picked were awesome, great food and right up our alley, plus even though you pay for him, he was always reasonable. All around great guy I would recommend him to everyone.

5 stars Angela G. 22 Feb 2018

Great tour! Toshio was kind and thoughtful and knowledgeable. He took great pics as well which are included in the price. I loved my pics and I didn't even know I wanted that service! At first I found the pricing confusing on his site but he clarified everything through email. If you have any questions just contact him.

5 stars David Y. 18 Dec 2017

I booked the tour with Toshio for my mom as she was traveling by herself and it was her first time visiting Japan . She enjoyed every bit of the experience as the tour was well planned and Toshio was attentive, explaining all the sights and taking fantastic pictures for my mom. My mom also had the opportunity to try some great food thanks to Toshio's recommendations, while keeping in mind her dietary restrictions. All in all my mom could not have been happier.

5 stars Veronika K. 07 Dec 2017

We had the best time on our tour with Toshio! He is a knowledgeable and professional guide, he was very patient with our kids, took many photos and gave the right amount of info! The price was great too and he gave us so much good advice for the next days of our holiday! You can’t go wrong by booking with him. Highly recommend!!!

5 stars Kacey S. 24 Nov 2017

Booked the Hakushu Distillery Tour with Toshio and had an amazing experience. Booking was very easy and every detail was taken care of by Toshio. The tour of the distillery was completely booked but Toshio and his team were able to get reservations for us. Something we had no luck doing on our own. Overall a great full day tour with exceptional service. Would highly recommend! Thank you Toshio!

5 stars JONAS J. 26 Sep 2017

5 stars Marie E. B. 27 Aug 2017

It was our first time in Japan and Toshio made it a wonderful experience. He is not just a great tour guide but had been a great photographer too. He took lots of photos that our family would really treasure. Toshio customized the tour to meet our interest. His lexus was superbly clean and he drives very cautious and efficient. Will definitely book him again when we go back to Japan. See you soon Toshio!

5 stars Renee M. 12 Jul 2017

We only had two days in Tokyo. Toshio was accommodating and amazing in ensuring that we saw the true Tokyo. From Mount Fugi to a local restaurant, we had the total experience. We would highly recommend him for anyone looking for a private tour that ensures the total experience. Thanks Toshio

5 stars adriana D. C. 09 Jul 2017

Toshio was a great tour guide. He took us from Tokyo to Kamakura and Hakone by car. He knows the places well. He took us to a great spot to see Mt. Fuji. Very punctual, professional and pleasant. He gave us a lot of information about Japan, the people and the culture. Also gave us information on stores in Tokyo. We would highly recommend him. He brought his own camera and took lots of pictures of us and emailed them to us. That was a nice touch. Very attentive to our needs.

5 stars Fredrik G. 15 May 2017

Excellent experience - highly recommended!

5 stars Terry S. 06 May 2017

Toshio is a very professional guide. This is the 2nd time we have him to show us special Japanese restaurant. The night life in Tokyo is exciting. His English is excellent and his knowledge is extensive. We enjoyed his companion and he made our trip very memorable. Highly recommended guide if you want to have different experience.in Tokyo.

5 stars Widya S. 30 Apr 2017

Toshio san is a very recommended tour guide. He cares a lot both before, during and after the tour. He makes our mt fuji tour a memorable one. I will highly recommend his service to my friends and family. Surely will contact him for my next visit to Japan.

5 stars Stephany K. 29 Apr 2017

what a fantastic night we had with Toshio in tokyo. His selection was awesome. Highly recommend.

5 stars Don A. 22 Apr 2017

Tony was great. He took us on a tour of the mountain country around Mt. Fuji in his brand new Lexus SUV and then dropped us off at the station for our Train ride to Kyoto. Attentive and helpful the entire day.

5 stars Louis F. 20 Apr 2017

Extremely kind, good driver and very knowledgable! Will use him again any time!

5 stars Raj S. 15 Apr 2017

Toshio gave my wife and I an EXCELLENT tour! He took us around in his very nice Lexus SUV and took us everywhere we wanted to go around Tokyo that we discussed in the itinerary. He is very nice and professional and will even take many pictures of you. We definitely recommend Toshio as your guide, you won't be disappointed.

5 stars Jeni D. B. 27 Mar 2017

What a wonderful start to our trip to Japan with my elderly mother. Toshio collected us from the airport at 6:30am in his luxury Lexus to take us to our hotel on Lake Ashinoko. On the way he took us to the Hakone Open AIr Museum, the Okada Museum of Art and then his favourite restaurant in the historic Fujiya Hotel. All the way we enjoyed fascinating commentary on Japan, it's people, food and culture. We even had a short video in the car about what April means to the Japanese. Thank you Toshi

5 stars Stephen B. 24 Mar 2017

Toshio was an excellent guide. He was friendly and very flexible. He was able to accomplish seeing all the sites we requested as well as some extras he recommended. He is somewhat reserved and not as talkative as some other guides we have had. He was able to answer any questions we asked.

5 stars Michelle M. 28 Feb 2017

Toshio was a great tour guide! We had 3 adults and 1 infant and his SUV was perfect for getting around and sightseeing (and for towing a car seat and stroller). We were able to see more areas without getting out of the car and for anyone who has ever travelled with a infant knows that it's great when you can just stay in the car and keep moving. He was very informative and went out of his way to take us places that were not on our original travel plan. I highly recommend Toshio as a guide!

5 stars Derek A. 16 Jan 2017

My Wife and I went with Toshio to Mount Fuji for a day , He was very easy to arrainge to meet and was puctual at our Hotel , His car is very new nice and comfortable to travel in , he would offer interesting infomation as we drove and would answer all our questons . He took us for Lunch to a local restarant near the mountain which was great , he took pictures of us and the scenery and gave me a link to them afterwards . We had a very nice day with him. I would highly reccommend him to everyone.

5 stars Irwan H. 23 Aug 2016

We had a one day tour to Mt Fuji and Hakone with Toshio. One special reason we booked Toshio for this tour was that he drives his own car for the tour which was very convenient for us. From the very start Toshio was punctual and organized for the trip. He took us to Mt Fuji nice viewing places that are only known to locals. For lunch Toshio took us to a traditional Japanese udon restaurant which we enjoyed very much. We ended the tour by visiting a beautiful lake-side shrine in Hakone.

5 stars Pat H. 17 Aug 2016

Toshio organized a 3 day Tokyo trip for my family of 4, inc. 3 college kids. I had a list of everything we wanted to do, and he made sure that it happened including some difficult requests. His attention to detail is great, and so is his communication. He is very well organized. Plus he has his own car. All these things add up to a well organized, great trip with many memories. Note, he used assistance of another associate to focus on Japanese pop culture for my college students. Great !!!

5 stars Neil B. 16 May 2016

Toshio is very professional. He picked us up from our apartment on time and the tour went very smoothly. He has imprccable English, and is very kind. He explained everything to us. Even the email exchange before the booking was very prompt. We would book him again if we come back! Such an excellent guide!!!

5 stars daria R. 02 May 2016

Toshio was very nice and proactive. He planned very good and exiting trip. It was hightly comfortable and friendly atmosphere! Highly recomended!

5 stars Xiaotao M. 25 Apr 2016

We enjoyed both Mt Fuji tour and Tokyo city tour with Toshio and they are definitely the highlights of our trip.

Before we arrived, we communicated with Toshio through Email. He asked us about our preference and tailored the itinerary for us. During the trip, he's considerate, knowledgeable, punctual, and polite. He drove us around the city and to Mt. Fuji area, and saved us a lot time. He also helped us with restaurants reservations and gave suggestions on shopping.

I highly recommend Toshio

5 stars Kristine N. 27 Mar 2016

Excellent tour. Toshio has a good command of the English language. He is friendly and a safe driver. He met us promptly as agreed and was flexible to our change requests. Highly recommended.

Tour Guide Comment: "Once in a life time encounter" Thank you for being my guest this time.

5 stars Kayla C. 07 Mar 2016

Toshio was fantastic! He was able to pick us up from the airport, pick us up from the hotel, and even fully explained local currency! Additionally, he provided us with water and delicious lemon pocky sticks! So good, that I ended up buying a bunch and brought them home with me to give to friends and family.

We chose to do a Mt. Fuji and Hakone tour which included shrine visits and an hour long private hot spring bath. It was amazing!

Highly recommend!

Tour Guide Comment: see you soon next time!

5 stars Mary W. 30 Dec 2015

We enjoyed our tour with Toshio immensely. He took us places where only a local would know. He is organized, helpful, goes out of his way to make the tour an amazing experience. He personalizes his tours and makes sure he knows ahead of time what your preferences are, and then does a lot of research to find things to make your tour special. Thank you Toshio!! We will definitely book you again for another tour!

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you for such a wonderful comment. Please feel feel to ask me anything while you are here. I want to be a friend of you in Japan.

5 stars Kim L. 15 Oct 2015

Toshio was so nice and easy to communicate. He was so responsive on every email exchanges and I surely didn't worry about the disconnection when I arrived to Japan. He is truly a friend aboard. We went to Mt. Fuji and he was flexible on changing the date due to the rain and tried on the day with better view. His driving was safe and its was a good trip not being rush when you're on a private tour. He also drop us off where we want to go after the tour ended, which we really appreciates.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you for the review. I hope we will see you again somewhere sometime.

5 stars alena C. 04 Oct 2015

It was our great pleasure to have Toshio taken us to Mt Fuji . Attenton to details , flexible and always did his best to cater for our family needs . He is very knowledagble to the area, patient with both my young 4 year old and our teenage son . As we travelled in his comfortable car ( great driving skills as well ) picked up from Tokyo to Mt Fuji , we saved lots of time in finding our own way . We also found his service economical as compared to group tour . Highly recommended. alena

5 stars Derek L. 12 Sep 2015

Toshio planned a fantastic evening culinary tour for us! He not only showed us the amazing Okachimachi market, but also took us to a nice Izakaya and guided us through a wonderful meal we could not have ordered on our own! Afterward, he followed up promptly with an email with additional information. We also sent him additional questions about other sights, items, and restaurants, and he was very prompt and helpful. It was also great to ride in his car through the streets of Tokyo!

5 stars Adam N. 07 Aug 2015

my family and i had the good fortune to book Toshio for two tours. one to fuji and one in tokyo.Toshio is an excellent guide , knowledgable , patient , friendley ,experienced and with excellent english. without a dought Toshio made our trip to Japan, the wonderful experience it was.The other advantage of booking Toshio is the fact that he has his own car and picks you up at the hotel adding another element of flexiblity. I warmly recomend Toshio for your upcoming trip to Japan,

Adam Noble

uk

5 stars laurence S. 18 Jul 2015

5 stars MGA A. 17 Jun 2015

Sophisticated guide did an excellent job. Recommended!

5 stars Terry S. 14 Jun 2015

Toshio is super nice. He speaks fluent English with no problem of communicaton. We spent a lovely day to Fuji, cherry pickings and the outlet mall. He is knowledgable about Japan. With his guidance, we are able to enjoy with limited time.. His driving skill is good and safe. I strongly recommend his accompany. Thanks again.

5 stars Rebecca M. 24 Apr 2015

I wish there was a 6 star rating to give. Our tour with Toshio was the highlight of the trip. I recommend anyone coming to Tokyo to take a day to get out of the city and to see the surrounding area. Toshio was very easy to work with, he had all the details planned and had back-up plans too. He showed us where we were and took photos along the way. He was also a very good driver. You won't be disappointed if you go on one of his tours.

5 stars Elena N. 03 Apr 2015

We had a great experience with Toshio. He is very accommodating and well versed person. He speaks fluent English.

He is such a great tourist guide.

For those first time travelers in Japan, I highly recommend Toshio.

Thank you, Toshio and goodluck.

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Tour Guide Comment: Thank you for the day with me,Elena. hope to see you someday some where again!

5 stars Steve C. 21 Feb 2015

it was a beautiful day, especially to view Mt. Fuji, with Toshio as our guide. He is very knowledgeable on all things Japanese.

5 stars Evan B. 15 Feb 2015

This was a unique and interesting visit to Tokyo's culinary delights, and Toshio was an excellent guide! I was looking for a good, non-touristy restaurant where locals dine, and Toshio found the perfect place; a no-frills seafood izakaya with excellent sashimi and free-flowing draft beer. The location was excellent, next to a temple with adjacent shopping area (sorry, can't remember the name) which was a nice walk after dinner. Toshio drove me in his new Mazda car which was very convenient.

5 stars Martynas J. 14 Apr 2014

Toshio helped us with a Tokyo tour. It was very helpful that he was with his car so we could snooze between the sites while getting used to the time difference. All was great, thenk you very much!

4 stars Yau W. L. 03 Nov 2016

4 stars Vinay R. 07 May 2015

3 stars Christine T. S. 01 Nov 2014

Toshio was very efficient and quick to reply to inquiries . He made our short itinerary in tokyo very productive and convenient considering we had a 2 year old in tow. He goes out of your way to make your stay as welcoming and warm and even hart warming to give us local goodies from Japan as a token of our great experience with this tour

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