Wakayama (Living), Mount Koya
1 day ago
I’m Noriko, certified national tour guide.
I live in Wakayama prefecture, where there are a lot of nature and historic places, hot springs and delicious food, such as seafood and fruits.
Wakayama stretches from north to south on the Kii Peninsula, however, it takes only about one hour from Kansai International Airport to the north part of Wakayama prefecture.
I’m sure I can help you learn Japanese culture, history, and traditions, and fully enjoy traveling in Wakayama.
I'm looking forward to seeing you soon!
I just returned from a trip to Japan which included a trip to a small town just outside of Wakayama City. Noriko helped me locate my relatives. She and I met my cousin and her son. We went to visit my grandparents’ home and the shrine where they are buried. My cousin arranged a short memorial service conducted by the shrine’s priest. Since I don’t speak Japanese she interpreted for me. It was a day I will always cherish. Thank you Noriko for helping to make it happen.
Hello Irene Thank you for your kind review! It is really encouraging for me. I was also glad to be with you on your first visit to your ancestor’s hometown. I am looking forward to seeing you again. Noriko
Noriko is a lovely lady who travelled 3 hours to be our guide in Koyasan. She was already waiting at our hotel when We arrived from Nara so we were able to start walking with her right away.
Judy Thank you for your review. I’m sorry we couldn’t visit every place we planned because of bad weather. I think I should have prepared for sudden change in weather in the mountain. Please come back to Wakayama . Thank you again and take care.
Noriko did an excellent job in modifying her one day Koyasan tour to start and end from a hotel in Osaka for a group of six people. Without Noriko's help, it would have been difficult for first time visitors to Japan to navigate the transportation to and from Koyasan, especially during rush hours. I highly recommend Noriko as a tour guide.
Dear Allen Thank you for your comment on my tour. I’m glad to learn your safe return home, hopefully with pleasant memories in Japan. I look forward to meeting you all sometime again. Noriko
Noriko is a highly competent and conscientious professional guide. I thoroughly enjoy spending the day with her and will book her again on my next trip to Wakayama which incidentally is a very interesting place and outlaying cities like Yuasa is worth a visit
Dear Daniel I was so glad to share a pleasant time with you. I hope you enjoyed the tour. Thank you for your kind review. It is my great motivation for future tours! Hope you enjoy the rest of your journey in Japan! Noriko