Yuichi W.

4.42(12) reviews
 

Available Areas

Fukui, Gifu, Toyama (Living), Kanazawa, Nagoya, Takayama, Shirakawago

 

Languages

English, Japanese (Native)

 

Response Time

2 hours on average

 

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About

Hello, I'm Yuichi, an English tour guide in Hokuriku region.

If you are thinking about traveling to historical places

such as Kanazawa, Shirakawa-go and Takayama, I am willing to offer a tour.

I can bring you to those popular destinations

from my base, Toyama city.

These are the examples of my tour:

Kanazawa - Shirakawago - Takayama

Takaoka - Gokayama - Shirakawago - Takayama

Toyama - Tateyama Kurobe Alipne Route - Omachi (Nagano Pref.)

During the tour I like to provide simple explanations about Japanese history,

and small tips for using the Japanese language on your request.

My interests are food, cooking, sake and wine

as well as Japanese novels and movies.

It would be possible to add those tastes to our tour

including a visit to local wineries, movie scenes, etc...

Finally, I will do my best to give you a pleasant stay.

Looking forward to seeing you in Hokuriku!

Tours

Kanazawa -Loop Bus Tour

Fukui
8 hours

This tour is the best for first-time travelers to Kanazawa.A one day pass (JPY 500) for city loop bus can cover MUST-SEE sites in the city.We start from and end at JR Kanazawa station, basically visiting 4 places such as Omicho Market, Nagamachi Samurai District, Kenroku-en Garden and Higashichaya-gai (Tea House Street ).

FROM$320/ per group

World Heritage Site Tour in Shirakawago & Gokayama

Toyama
8 hours

Why not visit the old villages with A-shaped houses by World Heritage Bus and get relaxed in the rustic mood of those villages? Those villages were developed in Edo period (during 17-19 century) and registered as one of UNESCO's World Heritage sites in 1995.

FROM$296/ per group

Experience Tour -Toyama's Masuzushi Museum

Toyama
4 hours

A sushi-lover cannot miss the opportunity to visit this facility while staying in Toyama. Masuzushi is one of oshizushi (pressed sushi) well-known as the best local food in the city. In the museum, you can see the manufacturing process of masuzushi, learn how to make it and eat it. The museum also shows you the nationwide collection of the local bento boxes.

FROM$167/ per group

Canal Cruise from Kansui Park to Historic District in TOYAMA

Toyama
4 hours

Just 1 hour cruise will bring you from the modern looking park to the historic site of Iwase town, as well as the National Important Cultural Property, Nakajima lock, which is the highlight of the cruise and lets you feel the dynamism of the moving water elevator. At lunch, you can enjoy the local specialties such as sashimi, udon (wheat noodles) or tempura.

FROM$167/ per group

Takayama Walk & 1 more place

Gifu
8 hours

This tour offers walking tour in Takayama, one of the most famous historic cities in Japan. Please enjoy walking in the aesthetic atmosphere of traditional Japanese streets in Takayama. After Takayama or before Takayama, You have additional visit to Kanazawa / Shirakawago / Toyama.

FROM$347/ per group

Autumn Leaves Excursion in Alpine Route (Toyama-side)

Toyama
8 hours

Experience the excursion with viewing autumnal leaves of trees. This tour starts from Tateyama station (or JR Toyama station) and Murodo Plateau and Kurobe Dam, enjoying the views of beautifully tinted autumnal leaves.

FROM$408/ per group

Reviews

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Gary C.

Dec 28, 2019

Great time at Gokayama, Shirakawago and Kanazawa

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.

Yuichi W.

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

Steven d. H.

Oct 1, 2019

Shirakawgo Visit

Yuichi was very communicative and responsive. We would recommend Yuichi for your personal guide services.

Yuichi W.

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!

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Lois V.

Jun 23, 2019

Trip to Takaoka

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!

Yuichi W.

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.

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Daniel H.

May 3, 2019

3 days in kanazawa

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

Yuichi W.

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.