Trying Japanese wine while visiting the area of Yamanashi has always been into my interests. I was lucky to make my trip with Chinami-san. She could organize everything, and arranged all the logistics (would have been impossible to visit all the winery area without a car). Everything was done without rush, in a very relaxed mood. She was knowledgeable, but also curious about my interests. We had “hoto” ramen in a fascinating atmosphere. Time flew fast while we had meaningful conversations! I can’t praise enough her, and will be my first choice for a future trip in the region.
Thank you very much for the good review. I am glad that you enjoyed the tour. We could visit several wineries including Miyakoen, which is one of my favorite places in the area. Please come back in Autumn and I suggest joining a tour of the wineries next time. Have a great time in Tokyo. I hope we see each other in near future. Chao! Chinami
Daisuke was an amazing guide! He went above and beyond to ensure my comfort as well as being entertaining! His knowledge of Fuji-san and it’s surrounding made the tour fun as well as kept me occupied as my legs were getting tired on the long hike. Not only is he full of great facts, he is also a great person to talk to! I would say the highlight of my day with Daisuke was at the Chureito Pagoda, talking about movies and ghost stories while we waited for the clouds to part so we could see a better view of the mountain. It was a nice way to end the day before we headed back to the city. Although the weather was not in our favor to see the mountain, Daisuke made sure to show me other beautiful places and shrines that I wouldn’t see in the city. Daisuke was way more than a guide and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to explore Fuji-San or the Tokyo area.
I appreciate you commenting my tour. I am really happy to have been with you whole the day to have shared a lot of things and am also glad that this would be one of your precious memories during your stay in Japan. Hope we see again!
Tomomi was amazing. From all the work getting the exact itinerary that was the right length, getting us bus tickets, arranging a gluten free meal for my daughter and a birthday celebration for my husband, she gave excellent service before the tour even began. In addition, her certification as a naturalist made the hike even more meaningful. I highly recommend her.
Thank you very much for your great review, Ilene-san. It was a great joy for me to celebrate your husband’s birthday with your family at the lunch break. Mt. Fuji is always shy around this time of the year. However, she showed us her beautiful appearance almost all the time during the tour. She also seemed to celebrate his birthday! The time we spent toghther was short, but I really had a wonderful time with you all. Hope the day-trip around the Mt. Fuji area will be an unforgettable memory of your trip in Japan!
We booked our tour with Toshi to go Mount Fuji. We wanted to go up the Ropeway , on a cruise and up to 5th Station and to see the flowers. Toshi created us an amazing schedule but said that we probably could not do everything. Toshi then went to Mount Fuji to check it out,when he was there he found it crazy busy with people waiting over an hour to go up the Ropeway and on the cruise and to line up to buy food etc. Toshi advised us that this would be a bad experience for us and recommend that we hire a car and driver so we could get to attractions quicker with out having to line up for rides etc. This was a stroke of genius , we left early and did not have to wait at all at the Ropeway or for the cruise we , also went to a lookout , 4th Station as 5th Station was closed. As time was going well Toshi even squeezed in a visit to the Shibazakura gardens for amazing photos of flowers and Mount Fuji. Toshi went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure our family had the most amazing and memorable trip to Mount Fuji. I will definitely recommend Toshi to anyone visiting Japan.
Cassie Thank you very much for your overwhelming comments. It was a delight to guide you and your family. Checking the places is what I do always without fail. It is a duty and I have never missed for over 40 years of my career. Well, I think Heaven helped me today because I tried to help myself, indeed. Come back again! or tell all your friends that Japan offers a lot of things!
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