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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
I just came across this within the week prior to arriving in Tokyo. Filled out the online form and within hours I had a response to say I'd been allocated a guide and she would be in touch via email. Sure enough, she did and...More
We arranged online in advance to meet our sweet volunteer guide "Sue" at Tokyo Station Central Gate. As we only had the morning open in Tokyo, she first helped us store our bags, then we took the local train to Shibuya station where we participated...More
I heard about Tokyo Free Guide through friends while planning our recent trip to Japan, skeptical about how such a process could work, I wasn't sure what to expect of the service. It however exceeded every expectation I could have had.
We applied online to...More
We were blessed to find this company, but more so to be matched with Teto (Tetsushi Oyama). We absolutely adore him! He is so kind, very knowledgeable of all areas (not only Tokyo), and a great teacher of the JR rail system. My teenagers who...More
I would like to share my wonderful recent experience with Tokyo free guides. We submitted our application via their online forms about 1.5 months before our trip, for 2 different dates and locations. Within 2 days, two replied. We corresponded about what we would like...More
We lucked out when we were given Setsuko as our guide. She arrived at our hotel promptly at 10 am and off we went to Tsuskiji Market, Asakusa, Shibuya, Meji Shrine. Tsuskiji was bewildering and we never would have seen as much therewithout her.
We were 4 friends from Norway visiting Tokyo for the first time. We got a guide for 2 days, Yasushi. He showed us around both in the traditional part of Tokyo, and in the modern part. We got to see so much, and got so...More
We submit the request for a free guide with a month in advance following the clear instructions shown in the site and we were lucky to have a volunteer assigned. Minori was excellent and from the very first moment she began to communicate with us....More
I would like to say thank-you to Tokyo Free Guide and our guide, Hajime Mitani for a wonderful tour of the Shinjuku recently. Our guide met us at our AirBnB and arranged a 4 hour itinerary for us, including a great restaurant for lunch. We...More
Our tour guide was Mayumi, she was a lovely lady who spoke very good english. We are from Australia so we understood that some things we say were hard for her to understand at first but she worked it out. Mayumi took a day off...More
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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
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 of their capacity.