Joanna LamHong Kong
Our second tour with Ikue which is as fantastic as the first one (Takachiho day tour). Weather determines what you can see on this tour and we were blessed with pretty nice weather. We started the tour in Kumamoto but we're staying in Kurokawa after the tour. Ikue arranged to drop us off at our ryokan and let us end the tour in Kurokawa instead of returning to Kumamoto. Without Ikue, we couldn't have visited all the places we did. Highly recommended!
Donna C.SEAL BEACH, CA, United States
Our 2nd tour with Ikue: Aso was spectacular, the highlight of our whole trip. Weather conditions determine what you can see on this tour; fortunately, we had good views of gorgeous mountains, verdant rice fields, and pristine waterfalls. We stopped at a market where we sampled the delicious award winning local dairy products. Ikue arranged visits to hot springs, waterfall, and caves, again via private taxi. Another glorious day! Ikue also gave us helpful advice for other days of our trip. Domo arrigato!
Ikue provided a long day's adventure to Mt ASO, the nearby lookouts, village markets and a soba lunch in a family restaurant. She was good company, full of information and entertaining. It was a long day but she made it worthwhile and finally escorted us to the right train. We had come from Nagasaki early in the morning so it was a long day, but very worthwhile. The weather was kind so we had a good view of the volcano.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bill, Thank you very much for your feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed the tour in the beautiful autumn day. Please have a safe and comfortable trip back home. Thank you for choosing Mt. Aso as your holiday destination. Best regards, Ikue
Ikue went above and beyond to make our tour a lovely one. Unfortunately we experienced rain and were unable to see Mount Aso but she offered alternatives instead and made the best of our day. She was extremely informative about the history of Kumamoto and made surprise stops along the way for us to see other attractions. She even rowed the boat for us in the rain when we visited Takachiho Gorge! I loved every minute with her and will hire her again when I return to Kumamoto. Thank you Ikue!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alex, Thank you for your feedback. I was so glad that you could visit Aso on the perfect possible day in winter, and could enjoy the beautiful scenery there. I hope your rest of the stay in Japan will be a very memorable one. Kiki