David LangdonUnited States
Ikue took a rainy day in Kumamoto and adapted it into a productive, informative, and fun-filled day.
Claire AddisonUnited States
Ikue K. created a custom itinerary from the Kumamoto tour booked as our ship docked late. She is a delightful host who treated my family with care and courtesy. We hiked Yatsushiro Castle - Edo Period (1603-1868), toured shoyu and soju manufacturing plants, saw a haunted home, visited Hitoyoshi Ryokan Inn for 5-star lunch, furo bath, Aoi Aso Shrine (青井阿蘇神社) then a scenic drive back. I highly recommend Ikue for her gracious hospitality and historical knowledge.
Craig FukudaUnited States
We highly recommend Ikue K as a guide in Kumamoto. She customized the one day tour to accommodate our large party. Besides the Kumamoto Castle. Suizenji Garden and Reigando Cave, we were able to visit Musashi's grave. Ikue san was born and raised in Kumamoto and her knowledge of the subject areas goes beyond what one can research. She is such a nice and pleasant person and made our tour a memorable one.
James YanoUnited States
Ikue is a fantastic and patient guide. Came by JR and were met at the station where she gave a useful itinerary. The Hosokawa Gyobu-tei House and Suizenji Jojuen Garden were great but the highlight was Kumamoto Castle. This is an impressive place and not crowded with tourists like Osaka Castle. We took our time exploring without feeling rushed. Reigando is well out of the city but the sense of history is evident. You owe it to yourself to visit Kumamoto and letting Ikue be your guide. You won't regret it.