Tanya CozzarelliUnited States
Nara is a must place to visit and this tour was spectacular. Deer Park was one of my favorites! Chizuko made the tour more interesting with her knowledge about each place we visited. We went only for 6 hours but it's worth going for the day.
Rhea JezerUnited States
We travel a great deal and Chizuko was one if the best guides we have ever had. We took our four grown grandchildren and she was attentive to each of us and her knowledge was deep and thorough. She met us in Nara and also in Kyoto in two different days. She gave us a lot of information without being imposing. We would highly recommend Chizuko.
Chizuko was easy to chat to and happily walked from one end of the Nara temple grounds and deer park to the other! She has a comprehensive knowledge of Nara.
Manfred Alexander KurzThailand
After taking our Kyoto Highlights tour with Chizuko we took another day tour to Nara with her, we started in Kyoto and had a fantastic trip, we first visit the Fushimi-Inari-Taisha Shrine and thereafter we enjoyed Nara with the fantastic Todaiji Temple with the famed Great Buddha ( Daibutsu) and the nearby Nara garden with the beautiful sight of so many holy deers wandering around. Chizuko is very knowledgeable and explained us all the history of the of the various sights. Overall we had a wonderful time
Carlos MunozUnited States
Too much walking and consequent loss of time. Clients required to pay all expenses. What is purpose of advance payment?
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for five stars to my tour. I would like to see you again. Best regards, Chizuko
Sherry HemingwayUnited States
Michael S.United States
We spent two days touring with Chizuko, one touring Kyoto and one going to Nara. She is a wonderful tour guide and a very nice lady. She got us to Nara, the Fushimi Inari Shrine and other places on subways and buses so we could see the most in a day. Her English is very good as she explained the history and culture of each wonderful place we visited. We had a terrific "locals only" lunch with her. She also taught my wife some Japanese and Chinese words and symbols as we travelled. Chizuko is great!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, Thank you so much for taking my tours and posting nice comments and five stars!! I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the two days and learned culture and history. I enjoyed myself with you and your lovely wife. Thank you again! Chizuko
Nicole ElkindUnited States
Janet PlanckUnited States
We have hired several tour guides for our travels throughout the world and Chizuko was by far the best guide my family and I have ever had the opportunity to work with. She is extremely knowledgeable, patient and kind, and she found things to engage and entertain two teenage boys. What a gift to have Chizuko for our guide. Definitely a 5 star rating from this family! Janet Planck
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Janet, Thank you so much for another feedback with the best compliments. I am more than happy to hear it from you. I enjoyed myself with you in this tour. I hope we will meet again. Many thanks, Chizuko
Maria Paula Guzman McAllisterColombia
Chizuko, thanks so much for showing us your wonderful city, we enjoy every corner of it. Best Tour Guide For An Amazing City...
Irene L.United States
Chizuko is very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of details of the places we visited. The tour went as planned.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Irene, Thank you for your feedback and five stars to my tour. I am really happy to hear from you again. I enjoyed myself with your family. I hope we will meet again! Best regards, Chizuko
Leslie QuockMoraga, CALIFORNIA, United States
Chizuko is an outstanding guide. We definitely recommend her, if you are looking for an English speaking guide with excellent historical knowledge. She is also a delightful, positive person, and a very helpful. She often asked for our input on interests/places to see, and offered suggestions. Her knowledge of the history and sites was superb, and her local insights were informative and entertaining.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leslie, Thank you for your such nice feedback and five stars to my tour. I enjoyed myself you and your son for the two days. I hope we will meet again!! Many thanks, Chizuko
Barbara PoppUnited States
Chizuko was very knowledgeable, made the outing very enjoyable and was able to answer all questions we had. We did get to see out-of-the-way places which we would not have found on our own or if being with a large group. Would choose her again any time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tammy, Thank you for giving five stars to my tour. I remember you enjoyed seeing school kids and taking photos of them in Nara station and deer park. I hope we will meet again. Best regards, Chizuko
Chizuko was a competent guide. She got us where we wanted to go and back to our ship on time. We had a great day taking the local trains and seeing lots of Nara. Then we came back to Kobe for a real Kobe beef dinner before returning to our ship. Chizuko made sure we knew how to get back to the ship before she left us to enjoy our dinner. Thanks Chizuko
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cathi, Thank you for your warm comments and high rating to my tour. I enjoyed myself with your group. I hope we will meet again soon. Next time I will show you my home town Kyoto! Many thanks, Chizuko
Very informative and friendly guide. Really enjoyed our trip to Nara with Chizuko.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephen, Thank you for your feedback to my Nara tour. I am really happy to hear it from you!! I enjoyed myself with you in the tour. I do hope we will meet again. Many thanks and best regards, Chizuko
Yulia YutsisUnited States
Chizuko is an excellent guide. She is very knowledgeable about Nara, Kyoto, Japan and Japanese history. What I liked especially is that she provided so much interesting insight not only into the sites we visited, but also about Japanese history, culture and people. The train rides to and from Nara were filled with learning. We walked out filled with information and felt that we got a real taste of Japan. Chizuko was also very flexible, accommodating and easy going. We had a great overall experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Yulia, Thank you so much for your feedback. I really appreciate it. I am really delighted to hear it from you. I enjoyed myself with you even in the trains. I hope I will see you again in the near future. Many thanks and best regards, Chizuko
David WoodardUnited States
Chizuko is very knowledgeable about Nara. We had a terrific time visiting the sites with her. I would recommend her to anyone visiting Nara.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, Thank you for your feedback and five stars !! I hope you enjoyed the tour as I enjoyed myself with you. I am looking forward to meeting with you again! Many thanks. Chizuko
Fong HsuUnited Kingdom
A knowledgeable local guide will enhance your experience of Japan and Chizuko-san certainly was knowledgeable. I have learned so much about the sights we saw, Japanese history and so much more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Fong-san, Thank you for your comments and five stars to my tour. I hope youo enjoyed the two days as I enjoy myself with you. Thank you again. I hope we will see again soon. Chizuko
Mike ZonghettiUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mike, Thank you for giving my tour the highest rating. I really appreciate it. I enjoyed myself with you and your pretty wife in the tour. I hope we will meet again soon. Thank you again, Chizuko
Chizuko was brilliant. Her English was very good and she took the time to tell us little snippets of history or points about a certain thing or place that made the tour more memorable. Strongly recommend Chizuko as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rodney, Thank you for taking my tour and posting such nice comments and the highest rating. I am more than happy to hear from you. I hope we will see again soon. I would like to show you around the eastern part of Kyoto. Best regards, Chizuko
Mira Cynthia ZialcitaPhilippines
Chizuko was a very good guide overall (attitude/knowledge/etc). My husband's family, my husband and I went on a half day Nara tour with her. As with most tours, expect a lot of walking but of course the beauty of a private tour is you get to go at your own pace (however you Will get to visit/see more places of interest if you are alert and more or less physically fit). We really did get to visit everything we talked about.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mira, Thank you for your feedback and high rating. I hope I will meet with you and your family members again. I would like to show you around my home town from different aspects. Best regards, Chizuko.
Paul K.Honolulu, HI, United States
Really enjoyed Nara. Chizuko was great - providing many insights not only related to the sites, but also with Japanese culture and language. Deer were so tame. After touring different cities, the many shrines, temples & castles tend to blend together in my memory. But the Nara deer stand out.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paul, Thank you for your feedback and the highest rating on my tour. I am really happy with your comments. We were lucky yesterday for the weather and I could have nice time with you. Many thanks, Chizuko
Robert KocherUnited States
Chizuko met us at the Nara train station. She was right there when our train arrived and she guided us to the train we needed after the tour. Nara is a lovely city and park and she showed us quite a bit of it in the 4 hours we had available. Her English was very good and understandable. She was able to give us a lot of history and appreciation of the Japanese culture. We were tired after walking all over the park, and I would recommend that you take more time to see this beautiful city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, Thank you for your feedback. I really appreciate your comments. I am more than happy to hear you enjoyed my tour although you got tired. Thank you again!! Chizuko
Amy B.United States
excellent guide.Very helpful in arranging meeting place and transportation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Amy, Thank you for your wonderful comment and high rating. I appreciate the time to have spent with you. I hope we will meet again. Many thanks, Chizuko
Gerald KronUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gerald, Thank you for giving the tour highest rating, although we had to wrap up earlier due to the lightning. Thanks. Chizuko
Chizuko-san was very informative, fun and down to earth!! I learned a lot about nara and the history behind the temples and shrines. She toured us in a relaxed phase and she always anticipates our needs. I will never forget that she went out of her way to buy spoon and fork for my mom and aunt because they cannot eat using chopsticks. She also bought us the most delicious mochi ive tasted! :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Arlene, Thank you for such quick and warm feedback. I am very grateful for having a tour with you and your family members. I remember I laughed many times listening to your uncle's jokes. I would like to show your around other places where you haven't been. See you then. Thank you again!
Chizuko designed a walking tour in Kyoto to suit us and also took us by train to Nara. We found her well researched and informative. She is very energetic; we got to see everything that we had planned to see on the tours and she had little surprises for us, like an origami lesson. She also taught us how to navigate the local transport system and so we could make better use of our free time. Our time with Chizuko was the best part of our trip - it was like having a friend in Japan.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jennifer, Thank you for leaving such nice feedback and the highest rate for my tour. I feel as if we were old friends,too. We talked a lot and found ourselves in common especially regarding our children such as allergy, personality and etc. When you come to Kyoto, let me know. I would like to show another face of Kyoto. I am looking forward to meeting with you again. Many thanks, Chizuko