Our trip to Nagoya wouldn't be as perfect if it wasn't for Moka. She was very communicative and helpful in every way, willing to modify our itinerary many many times over. Her restaurant recommendations were excellent. And she wrote down which subway to take if we wanted to go to other places in Nagoya. On the day of the tour, we were running a bit late because my youngest son wasn't feeling well. She patiently waited for us and when the tour ended a little late since my boys enjoyed the Toyota Museum so much, she did not hurry us up. Our Nagoya trip was made much more enjoyable because of Moka. I will not hesitate to have her accompany us again whenever we are back in Nagoya. Thank you so much Moka.
Thank you for your sweet review, Martina!! I am so happy to share fun time with you and your family! It was great that the boys liked the Toyota museum very much! Please feel free to ask me any questions when you are here and have fun rest of your stay in Nagoya! And yes, please contact me whenever come back to Nagoya again! Arigatou. Moka
My wife and myself had a wonderful time on half day tour at Nagoya castle and Nagoya city with Moka. I decided to select Moka as our tour guide after reading Moka's professional profile. Moka arrived at Nagoya airport and waited for our arrival and she picked us up at the arrival area of Nagoya airport, she is very punctual on time. We visited Nagoya castle and Nagoya city center with Moka and her driver Yoko for almost three hours and we loved their company. Moka speaks very good English and she explained us history about Nagoya castle and about Japanese culture in detail. We were very impressed with her. Her friendly nature, her generosity and her hospitality was absolutely marvelous. Moka has a great personality and sense of humor. For fellow travelers, looking for private local guide i... read more
Thank you very much for your sweet review, Jayesh!! It was a short tour but we could everything we wanted! Thanks to you, it was great time for me and so much fun, too! Hope we can meet somewhere again and please keep in touch!! Arigatou. Moka
Moka is a very cheerful and accommodating person. She always has a ready smile and chuckle for you. The guided tour was well planned yet not so hurried. The pace was just right yet we finished our itinerary on time. Thank you Moka for introducing your wonderful city.
Thank you for your sweet review!! I am glad you liked my tour!! I also enjoyed guiding with you because your husband always joke around! lol Thank you for sharing wonderful time and please enjoy and have a safe trip!! Arigatou! Moka
We had one day to get grasp of Nagoya and it's History. Decided to seek a Guide through Internet and found Triplelights with good Recommendations. Found Moka's Profile most Interesting and did book the Tour to Nagoya Castle. Toyota Museum, Japanese Lunch and some Shopping. Moka is the Real Professional, excellent Organizer and Communicator having fantastic Knowledge. I sincerely recommend this most kindest Person to guide you!
Thank you very much for your sweet review!! I am glad you felt that way! It was fun time for me and learned many things from you two. I will let you know for sure when I am going to Finland again!! Arigatou very much!!
Saw all the main sights with Moka in Nagoya. Had such a lovely time visiting the Shrines, Castle, Temple as well as the shopping street. Lunch was delicious too. A wonderful and fun day spent with Moka.
Thank you for the wonderful review, Dominique!! It is great that you liked my tour and Nagoya! It was a lovely time for me, too! Please have fun in Japan more few days and have a safe flight to South Africa! Arigatou!! Moka
Lovely young lady.Very helpfull.Diolch.
Thank you for the review, Elisabeth!! Please enjoy the rest of your travel in Japan!! Arigatou. Moka
I spent a wonderful morning learning how to make sushi, gyoza and miso soup in Moka’s home. Moka’s friendly personality made me feel very comfortable, and her home was welcoming and very organised. Moka had prepared copies of the recipes (with easy to follow photos), and explained the reason why all of the ingredients are used in Japanese cooking. The food was delicious, and I even had enough to take home for my dinner! It was a good to experience Japanese food and culture in such a relaxed environment. I just hope I can find all the ingredients in our Japanese supermarket when I return home. Thank you Moka.
Thank you very much for the sweet review, Heather!! I am glad you liked my cooking class. I hope you can find the ingredients in Australia and make them at home. We had many things talked and good to know each other. I had great time, too. Thank you and please have fun in your travel in Japan!! Arigatou. Moka
I'm from Hawaii and was brought up to always show the "ALOHA" to all, including visitors to our island and state..... Since I don't speak Japanese I was just hoping to hire someone who could translate for me, I had no high expectation at all.... But what a pleasant surprise to have chosen Moka!!!! She is such a delightful person.... Very intelligent, conversational, and attentive to everything... But her most amazing quality is her personality!!! She made my friend and I feel very special and in no time we were laughing and smiling together with her.....Even when explaining her vast knowledge of the different places we toured, it was with a genuine smile always!!!! I would not hesitate to use Moka on every trip I took to Japan..... The "Aloha Spirit" is alive and well in Japan with Moka!!... read more
Hey Bruce, Mahalo so much for giving me such a sweet review!! It was great time spending 2days with you two! So much fun and you teach me many Aloha spirits and fun important things!! I was feeling like I am in Hawaii with you!lol Thank you very much for choosing me and spending precious time together!! Keep smiling to you and your Ohana, too! Mahalo!! Moka
Moka was a very good tour guide, from start to finish. She took good care of us 5 senior citizens, explained the places we went to and brought us to good places to eat. She is an awesome guide.
Thank you for wonderful review, Angeline! You all had always joke around and it was so much fun for me as well!! Thanks for sharing the precious fun time and please say thank you to all your friends!! I hope we can meet someday again! Moka
Moka took our family of 6 to a city tour of Nagoya. She's very friendly, fun and flexible. Very accommodating to our needs. She is well prepared and explained to us the details as well as history of the sites we visited. We had a wonderful time, thanks to Moka.
Thank you very much, Charnette!! I am glad that you all enjoyed Nagoya tour! And you were lucky to see the beautiful sakura cherry blossom! You and your family are very nice and kind to me so thank you for sharing the precious time! Please keep in touch, thank you! Moka
Moka really take care of me and my wife when we visited the castle yesterday. It was cold and wet and because my wife is just recovering from her cold and flu, we decided to change some of the original outdoor sightseeing activities to indoor. Moka was very accommodating and helpful. We had a wonderful time with Moka especially my wife, she manage to get some of the things she wanted to buy in Japan especially the local brand. Moka also took us to a Shabu Shabu restaurant for lunch. Its was delicious and most enjoyable. Thank you Moka, you are a really good and professional guide, we have no hesitation in recommending you to our friends. Ken and Winnie
Thank you very much for such a sweet review, Ken!! It is great that you two enjoyed the tour! Hope your wife didn't get too tired. And thank you for the gorgeous Shabu Shabu lunch, it was nice and fun time for me as well! I hope we can meet together when you come back to Japan!! Arigatou! Moka
This was our first time in Nagoya and we were interested in learning more about the city and history. Moka is very knowledgeable about Nagoya and showed everything we wanted to see. I was was looking for Japanese green tea and she exactly where to go in Nagoya to find the premium tea we wanted. She introduced us Nagoya katsu curry - a real treat.
Thank you very much for your nice review, Steve! I wasn't sure you enjoyed very much so I am so glad to hear that you liked my tour. And thanks to you, I learned more about the Japanese culture such as left side road and Gyokuro green tea etc. I hope you enjoy the green tea and the tea pot you bought at home! Thank you very much!! Moka
Our family of four had a wonderful time with Moka in Nagoya. She was pleasant, punctual, and professional. Moreover, she was energetic, efficient, knowledgeable, thoughtful and very accommodating from start to finish. All this with a warm, effusive, approachable personality. Her English was excellent and she repeatedly stated that this was our personal tour and we could change venues depending on our interest. While this was a first timer's tour, our two boys were not too interested in shopping. Thus after visiting the Nagoya Castle (worth a trip even with the ongoing construction), a wonderful lunch and even a spur-of-the-moment sake tasting, we headed to the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology (DEFINITELY worthwhile), then back to Nagoya station and some shopping. ... read more
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review, Dave!! I am glad you enjoyed my tour and liked Nagoya, especially Toyota Commemorative Museum! Your family is very sweet and you all know some Japanese culture because you live in Hawaii, so I also enjoyed guiding you all and exchange the thoughts! And thank you very much for joining sake tasting together and giving me tasty chocolate! It was great and very nice of you. I really want to appreciate spending time together! Thank you very much!! Arigatou!!
Wow! We had an amazing time with Moka exploring and sightseeing Nagoya together. She’s very personable and made our party of 5 feel like we are traveling with a good friend from the start. Communication in English was very natural brcause Moka had previously lived in Seattle for a year. She had professional expertise of the areas (she hosted large group tours from cruises previously) and she was able to offer welcomed insights of local life and Japanese history throughout the trip. The itinerary was well planned in advance - from taking us off the beaten path to experience authentic matcha tea and mocha at a traditional tea house to making reservations to a very popular local restaurant for lunch (we skipped a very long waiting line). From bringing additional umbrellas for our group becaus... read more
Wow! Thank you very much for such a sweet long comment, Tomy!! There's nothing more fullfilling than receiving a review like this! I am so happy that you all enjoyed a lot in Nagoya and had wonderful memories such as samurai residence, maccha, misokatsu, daiso..everything!! It was precious time to me as well because you all had great conversation and get to know each other!! So I'd like to appreciate the time we spent together. I hope you can come back in Nagoya and enjoy Osu more together! Arigatou! Moka
Moka has made our day in Nagoya a great one. She is somebody who you prepares well for the tour,who you trust,enjoy with and enhance your knowledge about the places. I really recommend her for all visitors to Nagoya. She is well-organized and with great skills of time management and leadership. I will definitely book her again if I come to Nagoya.
Thank you so much for your nice comment, Ahmed! I am grad to hear that you enjoyed my tour and liked Nagoya a lot!! I hope we can meet up again and have more time in Nagoya next time!! Thank you! Moka
I could not have chosen a better guide for my time in Nagoya. Moka was fantastic, and was very organised. Before the tour, she was a great help in planning the itinerary together, with lots of good suggestions. Along the way, Moka gave information on the attractions we visited. Furthermore, she is a lovely person and was fun to spend time with her. It was like spending a day with a friend showing me around the city. If you are in the Nagoya area and are considering a guide, I do not hesitate to strongly recommend Moka, I am sure you will have a wonderful time. ありがとうございました Martin
Thank you so much for such a sweet comment, Martin!! I had a great time with you and it is good that you liked my tour! I hope you found the "real Japan" and had great experience through what we did and talked! It was so much fun spending precious time with you!! If you come to Nagoya, hopefully we can meet up again!! Good luck on your Japanese and please enjoy the rest of your trip!! Arigatou!! Moka