Yuichi-san has been a great help right from the trip preparation. I did not have much time to own research and I relied on Yuichi-san's fantastic suggestions and planning for the itineraries, bus routes & schedules, etc. During the trip, Yuichi kept track of the time to ensure that I did not miss any buses but at the same time not to miss any of the great spots to visit and to take photos. I also enjoyed the cultural and historical information of the places that we visited. Thanks Yuichi-san for making this trip a stress-free one for me right from the planning and on the tour days. Not even the rain/ice/snow at Gokayama and Shirakawago could stop you from ensuring me having a good trip.
Thank you so much for writing quick review, my friend gary-san and Jessica-san. I think I did make every effort to have you spend a pleasant stay in Hokuriku region, partly including a little compensation for your luggage inconvenience in Kanazawa ;) Anyway, I'm glad to hear from you that you've enjoyed the whole itinerary even in unsatisfying weather condition. I love both Indonesia and Singapore. So I would definitely like to visit both countries someday. When that happens, it would be so great to have me as a guest to your countries. Finally, best wishes for two of you and have a pleasant journey afterwards in Japan! Yuichi
Yuichi was very communicative and responsive. We would recommend Yuichi for your personal guide services.
Dear Steven-san, I appreciate your kind compliment! I was really honored to have such a nice family as yours. You made me feel like joining you to travel somewhere as your 3rd son :) Thank you again and best wishes for all!
Yuichi was an amazing addition to our trip. Yuichi spent two days with our party of six and helped us navigate our trip to Takaoka which included a funeral service on Saturday. Yuichi was extremely helpful and informative. He readily became a part of our family. Yuichi was very flexible with his time and was so easy to work for several months before the actual trip. I highly recommend Yuichi for any services that you may need in Takaoka or Toyoma. When we return, we will definitely reconnect with Yuichi!
Hi Lois, so nice to hear from you again! I was absolutely happy to help you to communicate with your precious relatives in Takaoka and bring you to wonderful sight-seeing place such as Amaharashi and Zuiryuji temple. Thank you all for your patronage to our prefecture. If you still miss the taste of Masuzushi, please do not hesitate to visit me in Toyama next time! Finally, Best Wishes for your family members and your precious friend, Valerie.
Yuichi organized everything for us in a perfect manner , travelling to shirakawa go and showing us Kanazawa in details and always keeping the time in a accordance the schedule.he was very kind ,helpful and with good trip advices all the way.we recommend to use his service of guide to every one coming to this area Thank you Yuichi
Hi Daniel. I'm delighted to hear from you again and appreciate your warmest compliment. I was so pleased that I could introduce traditional Japanese culture in Kanazawa and Takayama. And I also enjoyed learning your culture and customs from you, which was great opportunity to me. I hope to see you again in your country. Best Wishes, Daniel and please say hello to jennie and solly.
We very much liked the tutorial on how to behave in a Shinto shrine. But after that visit, there was very little exchange of information about the places we visited. Nothing said about the Higashiyama Higashi Chaya District. Our guide was more there to help us find the places than tell us about them. The choice of restaurant and the location was very poor. The restaurant was not researched and no reservation was made. We were surprised that the guide did not pick Higashiyama Higashi Chaya District for lunch instead of a fast food place downtown. Poor planning of itinerary.
Dear Dipika, First of all, I would like thank you for joining my tour and for your warm compliment to my tutorial in Shinto shrine. But after that, unfortunately the oden restaurant I scheduled to go with your group was not open though it said it was on the internet. I had to seriously think about your preferences and special requests on meal. So I really apologize for the inconvenience that happend near Nagamachi area and I will make the most of your review into future good services. Thank you again for your indication.
Yuichi helped us navigate a driving trip through the Gifu Perfecture visiting the historic towns of Nanto, Takayama and Hida. Yuichi our a lot of effort into the day and made it special for us.
Thank you for joining my tour. Driving all the way from Kanazawa to Hida region must've been a fantastic experience for you. From the World Heritage site of Suganuma (Nanto) village to Hida Furukawa, there are a variety of historical aspects of Japanese village to learn. Hokuriku and Hida region has more for you to explore, so if you have a chance to visit this area again, do not hesitate to contact me again for more nature wonders and adventures!!
Yuichi was terrific. He knew where to take us and the background for each venue. Pleasure to spend time and do what we wanted as he was very flexible to tailor the trip our needs. Also, he felt he did not spend the hours we booked 1 day, and returned some of his fees. I did not know about it or want any funds returned, however he insisted on refunding the money. Very honest!!!!
Thank you for joining my tour, ED-san. Our tour was so dynamic experience, moving all the way from Tsumago post town to Takayama and Kanazawa. Each of them has totally different cultural features and backgrounds where we could learn a lot. 8-hour tour in Takayama (Apr.28) must have been too much for us and I think after all we made a good decision for your relaxing time in Wanosato. I was very happy to hear you could enjoy hot spring bathing many times!! If you have a chance, see you in Toyama again for authentic food and onsen springs :)
Yoichi is an excellent guide. He is very considered to please your needs and goes out of his way to make your journey a life time experience rain or snow we managed to see the UNESCO Site villages after dark. I stayed at Ogawa Hotel with open air hot springs in the snow which is more than 1 hour out of the way for Yuichi. I had a most pleasant time and met his lovely wife as well. If they are representative of what people are like in Japan, then I love Japan and it's people. Nico. South Africa.
Thank you Nico-san. My wife and I appreciate very much for your warmest comment. Even though it was raining in UNESCO sites, I was glad you could see snow covered “gassho” houses which were a key element for your journey. Even after Toyama, I hope you to have a wonderful journey afterward and see more nice people in Japan. However, we still have one more day for our tour. Just please make sure not to miss your possible good experience in Toyama city! Yuichi
Awesome tour guide! Took us to Shirakawago and Takaoka. First time for our group to have a tour guide and we enjoyed every minute. Attentive to our religious background, foods, and etc. Our group loved sushi at Takaoka. FYI- If you go to Shirakawago, make sure to have lots of 100 yen coins with you. Some of the places at shirakawago charges entrance fee which ranges from 200-400 yen. The bus which takes you up to the observation point was 200 yen I think. Our group had fun!
Thank you very much for your great compliment! Although Michlin-rated sushi shop was not open, I was happy you had a very good chance to eat tasty sushi in Toyama prefecture. YES, I definitely agree to your idea to make many JPY coins before coming to Hokuriku region, because many restaurants and facilities do not accept credit cards. Anyhow, It was an honor I could meet your group. Best Wishes!
We had an excellent tour with Yuichi, who is knowledgeable, personable and fluent in English. Highly recommended.
Thank you for your compliment, Henry. I will keep on brushing up my guiding to make you more satisfied with your experience in Japan. I appreciate your continuous support.
We had a very good tour with useful information explaining history and pointing out features such as house design. We focused on geisha and samurai districts and the market. We all had lunch in a market restuarant and enjoyed local specialities. It was so much easier touring with a guide so we didn't waste time navigating and could fully enjoy the sights. Worth coming back to this area and getting more guided help to fully as appreciate the sights and food.
I appreciate your warmest comment, Peta. It really encourages me to make and conduct better tours. I definitely would like you to see other areas in Hokuriku region as well as Kanazawa. If you have time to explore the region again, please do not hesitate to ask me to guide you. I will always welcome your visit whichever you may choose, city walk, highland excursion, etc and make every effort to provide better navigation and explanation. Thank you again for contact me and have a wonderful stay for the rest of your holidays. Yuichi
We had a very good time with Yuichi visiting Kanazawa while our ship had a stop there. When we arrived, Yuichi was waiting for us at the agreed meeting point. His English was excellent. Since we had limited time to visit, we were happy to have a very well organized guide with us. The tour was well managed and we got to see what was in our program for the day. We enjoyed every place we visited. Yuichi is very knowledgeable.
Thank you very much, Richard. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed the tour in Kanazawa. I was also able to enjoy guiding you and your wonderful family members. If you have another chance to visit Kanazawa and other Hokuriku areas, do not hesitate to ask me for arranging your tour. With best regards to you all.