Victoria, British Columbia
Born in Perth, Australia moved to Victoria, Canada. I'm a Canadalian, or is Australadian?
Anyway, my wife and I love to travel. We've travelled in Europe, Asia, North America. There's still a lot to see and eat and drink out there!
My wife and I enjoyed our sightseeing tour with Shohei very much. We were very lucky and had perfect viewing of Mt Fuji the whole time.
Shohei drove us around some of the five lakes and to several great spots for taking photos of Mt Fuji.
We really enjoyed talking to Shohei throughout the day as well. He has traveled quite a lot and we traded stories about the places we had been. He even indulged our travel habit of visiting a Japanese supermarket and happily translated the labeling into English for us.
I would recommend Shohei as a host and if we are ever in Japan again I will definitely look up Shohei as a guide.
P.S. The "secret cafe" at the end of the day was very cool.
NiTi is a great example of what a meetrip host should be. She met us at our hotel lobby, which was great because we hadn't quite got our heads around the Bangkok public transit system.
Once at the market she asked us what we would like to see and/or buy. We mentioned a few things and then we sought them out. Along the way we had a couple of drinks and some street food.
All in all it was a fun evening. NiTi was a fun person to hang around with for a few hours and I'd recommend her to others
Fumika is a lovely person and you honestly couldn't wish for a nicer host. For our tour, she came and met us at our hotel near Tokyo Dome. This was great as we arrived in Tokyo late the night before so hadn't gotten our bearings yet. She also helped us with getting our JR pass sorted out.
Our day was spent visiting various places in Harajuku and Shibuya. First place up was the Meiji shrine. This is a beautiful spot and we were luck to see several weddings taking place there in traditional clothing. Next up was wandering though Takeshita Street. Lots of crazy clothing stores here and plenty of people watching to be done. After that we went to Maisen for lunch. We were lucky because the wait for a table was relatively short. Best. Tonkatsu. Ever... A little expensive perhaps but worth splurging on. After lunch we went around Shibuya. If you like window shopping high end clothing stores, you will be in heaven.
Following a quick stroll though a love hotel area we got the Lion Cafe. Any description I could give of this place would be inadequate. Think "cafe crossed with Vienese music hall as filmed by Sofia Coppola".
At the end of the day, Fumika took us back to the train station and pointed us in the right direction for the line we needed to catch.
Take my advice and don't hesitate to go on a tour with Fumika!
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