Fukui (Living), Kanazawa, Shirakawago
English, Japanese (Native)
9 hours on average
Hi, I am Yoshie. I am a national government licensed English speaking Guide. I used to work for multinational companies and served as an interpreter for several years and travelled around Japan with coworkers. I love plants, nature, travelling as well as finding out good places to eat! I am also a communicative person.
After lived in Tokyo for some decades, now I live in my home town, Fukui where you can have a great experience of Zen buddhism in the head temple of the Soto Zen sect, Eiheiji which was founded in 1244. There is also a thrilling sightseeing spot named Tojinbo Cliffs which are as high as 25 meters extending a peninsula. For those who are in interested in dinosaurs, there is one of the three world's largest dinosaur museums.
I have been travelling Kanazawa since my high school age so I know well about the town to show you around as well as Shirakawago, a day trip from Kanazawa.
I am excited to meet you and coordinate what you are really interested in to make you the happiest memories in Japan.
I look forward to guiding you soon!
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We just completed our two days of tour of Fukui prefecture with Yoshie. She is a very approachable and extremely helpful tour guide. Traveling and exploring with her is likened to have a local family member traveling with you in Japan. I got a very comfortable vibes from her right from the start. She was always very informative, very involved and engaged right from the start. She and I would exchange lengthy emails working on the itinerary. She took the time to explain thoroughly on the pros and cons of the places I’d like to explore. This included taking the time to check with the places or operator of the activities that I wanted to do. She was also extremely helpful in booking our accommodations when it was hard for me to do due to language barrier. When we finally met in person, she was nothing but a joy to have in our group. It felt like reunión almost, just because we have exchanged so many messages with each other prior to our tour. Her knowledge of the places that she took us to was deep and wide. She can answer all the questions we had about the various places we explored. Her English is excellent too. She also did not hesitate to make herself available for us (to contact) after our trip was completed just in case we need a quick help. If you are thinking of requesting her to be your guide, please do not hesitate. You will be in good hands. Hands down. ???? I hope we meet again in the future. So lovely to have you with us for the two days we explored your beautiful prefecture, Fukui. We fell in love with it. Arigato gozaimasu dear Yoshie.
Hi Dian, Thank you so much for all your review of me and Fukui. It was a lovely time having you and your family in Fukui!! We had a beautiful, tranquil and peaceful day when we visited Eiheiji Zen Temple and Heisenji Hakusan Shrine. I am glad you enjoyed the view of Mikata Five Lakes in Obama. Hope you can come back to Fukui again, my friend. Thank you so much. Yoshie
We had a very nice and interesting tour with Yoshie in Kanazawa and thoroughly enjoyed the day. Yoshie is very friendly and gave lots of information. We had an excellent lunch. She also gave us a tip for dinner and even made a reservation for us, so we had a very nice evening in a small restaurant (which we would never have found ourselves). We can fully recommend Yoshie as a guide. Thank you very much for the lovely day!
Dear Antonia, Thank you very much for the review of my tour. The weather was perfect, sunny and breeze, wasn't it? It was a fantastic walk in the garden. Your family are close and especially I was so impressed to see your children are close to each other. Very nice family. I am glad you liked the restaurant for your dinner! Thank you again.
We had the best day with Yoshie. We felt like we saw the best of Kanazawa with her. Yoshie is very knowledgeable and we learned so much. We were able to understand things in the Gion/Pontocho districts in Kyoto based on what she taught us in Kanazawa (thank you!). She is also a very lovely person, so it was fun to be with her for the day. We also finally understand the bus system after a day with her! Yoshie took us to a delicious lunch and we felt like locals! She also talked to us about other areas of Japan and gave us a sense of not just Kanazawa but also the surrounding areas. We would highly recommend Yoshie for your Kanazawa tour! Take a tour with Yoshie!!!
Hi Christine, Thank you, you made my day! Your review really motivate me a lot. We visited all the must see sight-seeing spot with lots of talk and laugh. Your laugh make people happy. I still remember a story of your friend who is a nonstop talk - it still makes me laugh :) Thank you again and I will wait for your next visit to my town making washi paper. Cheers!
Yoshie was a warm and engaging guide. She organised a wonderful trip for us to see all of the highlights. She knew the best routes to take to avoid the crowds as much as possible. She explained the history and gave us a good understanding of the area. It was a great stress free option. Yoshie suggested a good place to lunch which was tasty and great value. Highly recommended.
Hi Caroline, Thank you so much for your words on my tour. It was very much enjoyable walking and talking with you right from the beginning to the end of the tour. I felt the tour was so quick to finish. Will wait for your return to Japan! Bon voyage!