Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Fukuoka Japan by Tour Guide Asako I. (Guide #13607)


Richard Shepherd

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #163769, Yanagawa Boat ride and Dazaifu Shrine tour, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 7/18

Excellent day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Richard Shepherd-san, Thank you very much for the highest rating for my tour. I had a great time serving you as a guide. Have you returned home safely already? Enjoy walking with your dogs!

Edward Sweet

United States
Rating

Tour: #209151, Dazaifu and Hakata area, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 19/18

Lovely guide and tour. Asako was very friendly, knowledgeable, and flexible with our large group. She went out of her way to show us beautiful Dazaifu and the interesting sites of Hakata. Recommend without any reservations.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Domo Arigato very much for your high rating. I enjoyed serving your group. Contact me anytime if you have another chance to visit Kyushu island!

Ruth Taba

United States
Rating

Tour: Fukuoka castle ruins and Canal city, Fukuoka, Japan
Date: Apr 12/18

Asako I was an exceptional guide. She graciously met us at the Hakata station with a sign welcoming us. We had a delightful 5 hour tour of Fukuoka and thoroughly enjoyed our time with her as she shared her knowledge of her city. If I visit Fukuoka again, I would definitely use her services. She was worth it!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for rating me so highly, Ruth. I had a great time serving you all. You are wonderful people. How was the fresh sushi? You must be a little tired walking a lot today. Get a good rest and fully enjoy Miyajima tomorrow! Thank you again, Ruth.

Donald Knight

Taiwan
Rating

Tour: #202450, Cherry blossom viewing tour in Fukuoka city, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 4/18

I couldn't have wished for better. Although the flowering season is drawing to a close, we saw many sites with still spectacular blooms. We did a lot of walking but it was all very relaxed. Wonderful tour and superbly guided!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Donald, Thank you very much for giving me such a high rating. I had a great time talking with you and listening to your opinion. Thank you for broadening my horizon. Hope you will have a great time in Dazaifu, Yanagawa and Arita!

Murray Hill

United States
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Tour: #163775, Mongolian invasion ruins in Fukuoka city day 2, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 31/18

Asako was just great. She has a very nice personality, she prepared well for the tour, she was flexible to changes, she suggested excellent places to go, and got valuable information from the venues. I really appreciated her professionalism. Plus I think I learned what I came to learn. The tour was very educational. Thank you Asako !!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful comment. I enjoyed listening to your remarkable stories. I've learned that open-minded attitude broadens one's world and increases one's social circle. Thank you very much for teaching me a secret how to lead a happy life.

Gabrielle Santos

Philippines
Rating

Tour: #209151, Dazaifu and Hakata area, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 30/18

Very nice and very informative tour. Her English is very good.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for giving me such a high rate. It was a beautiful day and I had a great time talking with you. I hope you will have another great day in Hirosima.

Ethel Jean A.

Philippines
Rating

Tour: #163777, "Yuri on Ice!!!" tour, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 29/18

My experience in Karatsu had been very memorable thanks to Asako. I was so overjoyed during the tour that I took so many photos... after all, the Yuri!! On Ice anime pilgrimage that I have dreamed of for years came true, and it was a success! Moreover, nature scenery in Karatsu is really... breathtaking! I'm glad she made sure I see them. Asako's very patient, considerate, and warm. She made sure that I won't get lost and that we make it back to Hakata on time. Thank you so much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jean, Thank you very much for your kind words. I am sure you will be busy editing all the pictures you had taken in this tour. I am also a fan of Yuri, so l enjoyed guiding. Thank you again for booking this tour. Let's wait patiently for the film coming up.

Ted Lee

Huntington Beach, CALIFORNIA, United States
Rating

Tour: #218649, Mt. Sarakura, Kokura castle and TOTO museum, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 27/18

Our group of 7 really enjoyed Asako's company during our recent cruise excursion in Fukuoka. We arrived early and after a quick email she was there in 15 minutes to greet us. Her knowledge of the Fukuoka areas was impressive as she points out many interesting history and highlight during the trip and her command of the English language was excellent. We had a busy but interesting day sampling the public transportation system and viewing/exploring Mt. Sarakura and Kokura Castle. We highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ted, Thank you for giving me such a high rate. I had a great time too. Your group was definitely fun to talk with. I am looking forward to serving you or your friends in the near future.

Dean Pavitt

Australia
Rating

Tour: #219236, Arita, porcelain town tour, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 3/18

We spent a great day with Asako, travelling to Arita and visiting the Kyushu Ceramic Museum, the township and the wholesale ceramics market. We also had lunch at an interesting cafe near the museum, where you get to choose your own cup and saucer to use for any hot drink you order - great to browse the range and choose the one that appeals best. Asako knows her way around Arita, and was able to find out which places were open given we went during the new year holiday period. We recommend Asako - A1.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dean, Thank you for rating me so high. I'm glad to hear that you've returned to Australia safely. Enjoy Yame green tea(Gyokuro/Jade dew). We spent a warm New year holidays, didn't we? But here in Fukuoka we were like in a freezer. Very cold! Please send hot air from Australia!

Dean Pavitt

Australia
Rating

Tour: Santoku Kitchen Knife and Fukuoka castle town tour, Fukuoka, Japan
Date: Dec 30/17

Asako is a warm and friendly person, and a great guide. She was very informative about Fukuoka generally and about the places we visited along the way. During our tour Asako took us to a range of interesting places - temples, shopping areas and the castle surrounds - and gave us helpful information about places that we would not have found by ourselves and that we went back to later on. We definitely recommend that you book a tour with Asako.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dean, I had a great time serving you two. I was very impressed with your knowledge about Japanese language and Chinese characters. It was very easy to communicate with those who understand Kanji and Hiragana and it made me feel really close to you two. Thank you very much for choosing my tour. I'd like to go to Hamamatsu someday to eat Unagi!

Rijanto Kotjo

Indonesia
Rating

Tour: #160589, Mt. Sarakura and Kokura castle by different types of vehicle, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 27/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for rating me so high, Rijanto-san. I enjoyed serving your group. Have a great time in Nagasaki!

Gek Kee Png

Singapore
Rating

Tour: #163769, Yanagawa Boat ride and Dazaifu Shrine tour, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 15/17

Our tour guide Asako-san has been a great help throughout the tour. Her explanation was clear and interesting. She draws us to the interesting history of the place and excites our curiosity. The restaurant she recommended for lunch was excellent with nice ambience and delicious food.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gek-san, Thank you very much for your high rating for my tour. I had a great time with you too. Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year to your family! Asako

Peter Tscherwonyi

Australia
Rating

Tour: #218588, Ainoshima cat island and Hakata traditional area, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 20/17

Asako was an excellent and considerate guide always thinking about how to please and what else was available for the allowed time and for other possible journeys. Her extensive knowledge of the city was invaluable in traveling around and we enjoyed her company while using the available local transport. We would be delighted to have Asoka guide us in any other future travel arrangements.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Peter, Thank you so much for rating me so highly. It was my great pleasure to guide you and your niece. Fukuoka is a compact city, so I'd like you to fully enjoy it while you are in Kyushu island. You'll have a bicycle tour tomorrow, won't you? Why don't you eat the black sesame caramel now and get yourself ready for the tour?

Barbara Annan

United States
Rating

Tour: #163769, Yanagawa Boat ride and Dazaifu Shrine tour, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 6/17

This was a delightful experience from the ease of signing up to meeting my well-informed guide in the hotel lobby. Asako explained each step of our tour to me, showed me how to use the subway, and kept my interest and involvement high. Her English is excellent, her knowledge of Japanese history, culture and in-depth insights into local customs was graduate school level and above. She paid attention to my personal interests and pointed out things that appealed to me, making me want to come back for more.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barbara-san, Thank you very much for taking your precious time to write a feedback about me. Your words are so kind. We were blessed with a beautiful weather and I had a great time serving with you. Thank you very much again for patiently listening to my explanation. Have a fruitful and enjoyable stay in Kyushu Island! Asako

David Grossman

United States
Rating

Tour: #160887, Half Day tour of the eastern side of Fukuoka city, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 31/17

Asako was a very knowledgeable tour guide and gave us a well paced and informative tour. We would recommend her without reservation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David, Thank you very much for giving me such a high rating. Have you safely arrived at Nagasaki? I had a great time serving you yesterday. Please enjoy the rest of time in Japan.

Gabriel Stalnaker

United States
Rating

Tour: #160042, Dazaifu Ancient City Tour, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 14/17

Asako was a fantastic tour guide. She was also open to diverging a little bit from the plan, which was greatly appreciated. She was incredibly patient and generous with her time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gabriel, Thank you very much for giving me such a high rating. You seem you haven't got lost on the way back to your hotel after our parting. I'm relieved! I enjoyed very much serving you as a guide and learned a lot from you two. Thank you very much for choosing Fukuoka as your destination.

Resa Francisco

Philippines
Rating

Tour: #160042, Dazaifu Ancient City Tour, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 23/17

We loved the tour with Asako-san who was very charming, warm and knowledgeable about the sites in Dazaifu. She was able to adapt easily to our multi-generational family with ages ranging from 7 to 70s! We highly enjoyed visiting Dazaifu Tenman-gu, Kōmyōzen-ji Temple Garden, Tenkai Inari Shrine, Tenjin-sama Street and Kyushu National Museum. For lunch, Asako-san brought us to a restaurant beside an iris garden for a nice Japanese lunch. It was wonderful to end the tour having afternoon tea and mochi cakes!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Resa. Thank you for giving me such a high rating. I had a great time serving a lovelovely family like yours. Come back again. There are much more to see and eat here in Fukuoka.

Rose Elaine Alcantara

Philippines
Rating

Tour: #163769, Yanagawa Boat ride and Dazaifu Shrine tour, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: May 12/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: How kind you are giving me 5 stars! I guess you have arrived at your home safely. I had been worried if you might have caught a cold. Did you eat fresh sushi after the tour? Thank you again for giving me a high rating.

Tarin Jenelle Tee

Philippines
Rating

Tour: #163769, Yanagawa Boat ride and Dazaifu Shrine tour, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 9/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tarin, Thank you very much for giving 5 stars to my tour. I had a great time with you two. We were very lucky to see the beautiful cherry blossoms, weren't we? Best wishes!

Grace Doni Andres

Laoag City, ILOCOS NORTE, Philippines
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Tour: #202449, Nokonoshima Island and Fish market tour, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 31/17

This is our third day with Asako and we have nothing but praise for her. She is such a warm person who is sensitive to our group's preferences may it be food or places to go. It was raining but our spirits were not dampened and we braved the cold. Nokonoshima Island did not disappoint. Thanks to Asako. After the tour of the Island, she decided to take us to other places where she felt we would enjoy. Great job! I wish all tour guides were like you. We really learned a lot and we enjoyed her company.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Grace and your group members for the high rating. I felt sorry for the late lunch. We finally got to the famous sushi restaurant and after the long queue, we learned that "Hunger is the best soy sauce!", didn't we? I enjoyed very much serving you all as a guide and I really hope that our path will cross again someday. I know you all are busy people, so let me say, "Don't work too hard!"

Grace Doni Andres

Laoag City, ILOCOS NORTE, Philippines
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Tour: #163769, Yanagawa Boat ride and Dazaifu Shrine tour, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 30/17

Today, we had our second day with Asako and once more, she showed us how very caring she was. The boat ride was truly a restful ride which our group of 6 enjoyed. Asako took very good care of us.. She was very knowledgeable in terms of the history of the places we have been to. We got to sample Yanagawa's specialty, unagi. And again, we all enjoyed our lunch. Our tour of Dazaifu Shrine was very educational, too. Before we left we were again treated with rice cakes. Thanks a lot, Asako!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again for the high rating. I am glad to hear that you liked the lunch. While you are in Fukuoka, forget about the weight gain. There are a lot more to eat in here!

Grace Doni Andres

Laoag City, ILOCOS NORTE, Philippines
Rating

Tour: #160589, Mt. Sarakura and Kokura castle by different types of vehicle, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 29/17

Our group of 6 all enjoyed Asako's company. We felt as if we were visiting a sister from a far away land only eager to bring us to the best places Fukuoka had to offer. Our tour with her was immensely informative. And she brought us to this sishi restaurant which all of us enjoyed. she had been most generous with her time even before we got to meet...giving us advices as to what tours to take, where it be most convenient for us to stay. She even bought our group a Fukuoka delicacy at the end of our tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Grace, Thank you very much for the high rating. You are fast to write a review. I have been enjoying serving your group since the moment you haged me at the apartment yesterday morning. I felt from the moment that this tour would go well and it did. It's my great honor and pleasure to travel with you.

Marilyn Kadomatsuu

Santa Ana, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #163769, Yanagawa Boat ride and Dazaifu Shrine tour, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 26/17

This was our second day tour with Asako. We thoroughly enjoyed the countryside of Yanagawa and leisure boat ride through parts of the city and viewing some lovely homes. A nice change from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Asako took us for lunch at a lovely restaurant serving steamed eel which was delicious. Next was a visit to Dazaifu with its beautiful plum trees. We had such a good time with Asako. She helped make everything so enjoyable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi again, I've enjoyed the tour myself. I think it's because we were blessed with a beautiful weather and fully bloomed plum flowers. And I'll never forget the enjoyable conversation with you three. Come to Fukuoka again when you visit Seoul!

Marilyn Kadomatsuu

Santa Ana, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #160887, Half Day tour of the eastern side of Fukuoka city, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 25/17

We came to Fukuoka to show our daughter where she was born and adopted over 30 years ago. Asako researched and found the building that housed the former maternity clinic where our daughter was born and also took us to the Family Court building where the adoption proceedings took place. She also gave a quick tour of the city, visited several temples, had lunch at a well known ramen restaurant, stopped for some treats and shopping. Asako was very kind and accommodating.! We're grateful for her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marilyn, Thank you very much for highly rating me. The date became a special day to me too, I was very glad and felt honored to serve you as a guide.

Jin Yi L.

Hong Kong
Rating

Tour: #209151, Dazaifu and Hakata area, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 23/17

Asako advised us not to go to the cat island rather visiting Daizafu due to the cold weather. It was a trip with great scenery and lots of history. She also took us to the Fukouka National Museum which in itself is a great architechure. Our accidental visit to the ownl cafe was another highlight. My wife loves owls. Asako, grew up in Fukouka, has lots of local knowledge and speaks very good English. Great experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Thank you very much for rating me so highly. Owl cafe was a good experience for me too. I enjoyed very much serving you. You are very curious, intelligent and patient to listen to my explanation. Thank you again for sending me pictures. Asako

Simon Ellis

Micronesia - Federated States of
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Tour: #162430, Sasaguri esoteric Buddhist temple and Fukuoka tower, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 27/16

Asako was an excellent guide. She was kind and helpful and made every effort to show us the best of Fukuoka. I can highly recommend her services.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, thank you very much for giving me five stars and choosing Fukuoka from among many cities in Japan. I've had a great time serving you as a guide today. Are you enjoying dinner now? Hope you'll have a wonderful New Year vacation in Itoshima!

Howard Yata

United States
Rating

Tour: #163775, Highlight of Fukuoka city, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 9/16

Asako was very kind and sweet, and knowledgeable about Fukuoka; an excellent guide/person. She had conducted a pottery tour for our spouses the previous day and they were very happy. She took us to the third tallest tower in the world, the Fukuoka Tower, and the Softbank stadium which had the most unique collection of bronze hands from musicians who had played at the stadium (Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney). We had lunch at the original Ippudo ramen restaurant and shopped in the Tenjin shopping district.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the high rating. It was my great honor to serve you all. I liked your group's sense of humor. If you have a chance to return to Kyushu island, I'm glad to serve you again.

Howard Yata

United States
Rating

Tour: #219236, Arita, porcelain town tour, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 8/16

Asako proved to be kind, understanding, and helpful during the tour. When we arrived in Arita, it was raining. So, we asked to limit some parts of the tour so that we could do some shopping for pottery instead of tromping around in the rain. She brought us some croissants because she thought we might be hungry from a long 3 hour train ride to get to the tour start point.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jane, I'm glad to hear that you've returned home safely. I loved the women tour fully focusing on shopping. Let's do it again!

Laura Marschall

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: Santoku Kitchen Knife and Fukuoka castle town tour, Fukuoka, Japan
Date: Oct 1/16

Asako was lovely. She gave me a real sence of Fukuoka, its history and culture. I was specifically interested in the food here as I am a chef in Hong Kong and asako was really helpful in organising a a comprehensive guide to our he city's food scene. I definitely want to come back and go with Asako to the porcelain district, about 1 1/2 hrs away and of course try more food, I've never seen so many restaurants. Thank you Asako, Laura x

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Laura, Thank you so much for giving me such a high rate. I enjoyed serving you and Max. This was my first time to give a food tour, so I also learned a lot from you. Come back again soon and let' go to Arita next time! Good night!

Michael Booker

New Zealand
Rating

Tour: #201100, Karatsu castle and sake tasting, Karatsu, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 21/16

Asako was great she helped me before I even had my tour with her with tips on things to do and even gave me tips of things to do after the tour in my next location asako spoke English very well and was fun to tour and talk with the tour was great we had plenty of time and she ended up showing me extra things and places as well I highly recommend her tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi マイケル, Thank you for your comment. I had a great time and learned a lot from you. Also I got your email. I'll use the it when I need it. Have you arrived at Nagoya safely? Are you enjoying grilled eels now? When you return to Kyushu island again, I'm glad to serve you again. Safely go back to your home and start saving money again for another wonderful journey! Buen viaje!

Hinrich Kaiser

United States
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Tour: #219437, Yusentei Japanese garden, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 10/16

Asako is a perfect guide, but more than that, she is an excellent host. From meeting us at the airport to preparing paperwork needed for our experience, everything was arranged! We had a wonderful time at Yusentei Garden, with kimonos and the tea ceremony, a perfect introduction to Japanese culture.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kaiser-sensei, have you safely returned to the US? Thank you very much for giving me such a high rate like this. I had a great time serving you all, and other three kimono and tea ceremony teachers felt the same way. Your students are polite, smart, and independent. I was very impressed. I've checked your blog about this tour and my favorite photo is your selfie with your students. They are lucky to have a teacher like you. Please send my regards to them. Thank you again.

David Mills

Canada
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Tour: #202449, Nokonoshima Island and Fish market tour, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 26/16

Asako was so wonderful! She anticipated our needs and helped us enjoy a memorable day. I highly recommend her. I will personally endorse her to any of my friends considering visiting here.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate you giving me such a high rate. I had a great time. I also thank the Fukuoka Lion's club that brought the convention here. Without the convention, you would not be here. Every Lion's club members I met were wonderful. You should be very proud to be the Lion's club member!

John Whyte

Canada
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Tour: #160589, Mt. Sarakura and Kokura castle by different types of vehicle, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 19/16

We had a great day with Asako. Her English is excellent. She shared lots of information with us,not just about the tour but also about Japanese culture, customs and traditions. We recommend her without any hesitation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Thank you very much for the high rating. I also had a great time guding you out of Fukuoka city while listening to your jokes. Thank you for treating me lunch. I felt sorry that I didn't properly say thank you after the lunch. I wish for a good weather during the time the convention being held. We had much better weather than the weather forcast had expected yesterday, so the same would happen for this week. Fingers crossed. Asako I.

Anne L.

Australia
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Tour: #209151, Dazaifu and Hakata area, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 9/16

What a fantastic way to see a new place! Asako made sure we visited sites we would never have found by ourselves, even with a guide book. She explained and interpreted local culture in a way that helped us get so much more from our visit to this area. Her English is perfect, and she is so friendly. She showed us how to use public transport, and even how to navigate a ramen noodle bar! Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the high rate you gave me. It was a great honor to serve you all. And I'm very impressed that you call me 'Iwai-san'. Were you able to wake up early for the convention? I'm worried that you might have been too exhausted to attend it. Now we are in the middle of the rainy season and we have a lot of rain. We were very lucky to have a beautiful weather, weren't we? Next time, please bring your son and husband. Let's have a cherry blossoms viewing party eating obento boxed lunch!

Laura S.

Philippines
Rating

Tour: #202449, Nokonoshima Island and Fish market tour, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: May 29/16

Tesa Geronimo

Philippines
Rating

Tour: #160589, Mt. Sarakura and Kokura castle by different types of vehicle, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 30/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the high rating. I had a great time with you. Hope to see you in the near future. Kids, I'll be the mother in Japan, so please return again.

Blaine Keigley

United States
Rating

Tour: #160589, Mt. Sarakura, Kokura castle and TOTO museum, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 30/16

Excellent guide, worked closely with me to customize her tours to meet our specific goals in Fukuoka, Dazaifu, Kitakyushu, and a nearby town with a Kabuki theater. In particular, I added a tour of the Toto museum (bathroom fixtures) in Kitakyshu, which was excellent. Asako paid attention to every detail, including helping us order from the menu at a restaurant at the end of our day. Her English is perfect. Asako has my highest recommendation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Blaine and Debbie, Thank you very much for giving me five stars. How have you been? I remember you very well. I'm very glad to hear from you. Have a happy new year!

Blaine Keigley

United States
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Tour: #209151, Dazaifu and Hakata area, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 29/16

Excellent guide, worked closely with me to customize her tours to meet our specific goals in Fukuoka, Dazaifu, Kitakyushu, and a nearby town with a Kabuki theater. In particular, I added a tour of the Kyoto National History Museum, which was excellent. Asako paid attention to every detail, including helping us order from the menu at a restaurant at the end of our day. Her English is perfect. Asako has my highest recommendation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Blaine and Debbie, Thank you very much for giving me five stars. How have you been? I remember you very well. I'm very glad to hear from you. Have a happy new year!

Blaine Keigley

United States
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Tour: #162430, Kaho traditional Japanese Kabuki theater and Cherry blossom viewing tour, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 28/16

Excellent guide, worked closely with me to customize her tours to meet our specific goals in Fukuoka, Dazaifu, Kitakyushu, and a nearby town with a Kabuki theater. Asako paid attention to every detail, including helping us order from the menu at a restaurant at the end of our day. Her English is perfect. Asako has my highest recommendation.

Jo-Anne Sibree

Australia
Rating

Tour: #163768, Kumamoto castle and Suizenji stroll-type garden tour by Shinkansen Bullet train, Kumamoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 27/16

Asako was terrific, full of local info and extremely helpful about other "tourist" matters.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Thank you for highly rating my tour. Were you able to make it to Kagosima this morning? Hope you will have a great time there. Asako

Jo-Anne Sibree

Australia
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Tour: #202449, Nokonoshima Island and Fish market tour, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 25/16

Asako was terrific, full of local info and extremely helpful about other "tourist" matters.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a great time serving you as a guide. You are such a nice couple. I've got a lot of happiness from you. Please return again with your kids next time.

Peter Burlow

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: Fukuoka castle ruins and Kawabata shopping street, Fukuoka, Japan
Date: Mar 23/16

Asako's English was excellent, she was a very nice charming lady and very knowledgable about everything. She gave us an excellent tour around the castle, and various Shrines, her description of everything was great to Listen to. We, requested a good Sushi restaurant for lunch, which she found, excellent meal and she explained a lot about life in Japan. Perfect day, could not have been better. Thanks

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Peter & Lesley, Thank you very much for highly rating my tour. We were blessed with a beautiful weather and I had a great time serving you as a guide. Because of such a lovely weather and kind guests as today, I can not quit this job. Hope you will make another great memory in Nagasaki tomorrow.

Shirley B.

Quezon City, 1112, Philippines
Rating

Tour: #163775, Highlight of Fukuoka city, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 20/16

Kristofer Tangco

Philippines
Rating

Tour: #202449, Nokonoshima Island and Fish market tour, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 16/16

Appreciated the very informative tour, as well as the very professional approach of Asako. Will definitely get her on the next tour. :-)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking your precious time to rate my tour. I hope that your group had a great time on the following days. I'd love to serve you again when there is a chance. Thank you again for choosing my tour. Asako

Frances Manuelle

Australia
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Tour: #160887, Half Day tour of the eastern side of Fukuoka city, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 20/15

Asako was an excellent tour guide, we all enjoyed ourselves immensely. Asako was very informative and very accommodating and went out of her way to assist us in having a ride on the bullet train. I could not recommend Asako enough, she will make your trip to Fukuoka memorable.

Mark Hawkey

Perth, WA, Australia
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Tour: #173781, Sake tasting and Karatsu castle tour, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 27/15

Asako was a wonderful person to travel with, interesting & well-informed, capable of answering all our queries. We really appreciate her willingness to accommodate our requests & met our needs more than adequately. We shall certainly recommend her services & the services of your company as a result of our experience with Asako. We really enjoyed our day together, the castle visit and the added bonus of a visit to the top of Hakata Station. Thank you very much for this wonderful day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank YOU very much for bringing a beautiful weather and a lovely day! I had a great time with you. What I like about this job is that I can learn about a different culture from my guests while being in Japan. Now I know what "Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sprat" means. I was very happy to see you enjoying chatting with Japanese girls and the cute sake saleslady. By the way, about the rake you asked me about, Home Plaza Nafco Hakata brach. Next time I'll take you there near the Minami Fukuoka station. See you then!

Juyin Lee

United States
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Tour: #160585, Kokura Castle and Moji Retro Town by Shinkansen Bullet train, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 2/15

Asako was a wonderful tour guide! She was very understanding and able to make alterations to the tour schedule since we had two small children in tow, and she also secured a reservation at a wonderful lunch spot for us that accommodated our dietary restrictions (we are vegetarian). She is so knowledgeable, highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Juyin, Shawn, Josh and Nico, Thank you very much for giving me a high rating. I can not believe that nearly one month has already passed since we went to Kokura castle. I am very glad to hear that your little cute kids remember the day. I hope their memories will stick with them for a long time. You are one of the most lovely families I have ever met. I am looking forward to serving you again.

Jeremy Sellers

United States
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Tour: #160042, Dazaifu Ancient City Tour, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 14/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jeremy, Thank you very much for giving me such a high rate. How are you doing in Tokyo? I hope you liked the chicken hot soup. Please return to Fukuoka sometimes to eat Ichiran ramen. Asako

Patrick Ong

Malaysia
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Tour: #160589, Mt. Sarakura and Kokura castle by different types of vehicle, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: May 30/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Patrick and Catherine Thank you very much for giving me a high rating. I had a great time serving a wonderful couple like you. I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon. Asako I.

Tina Dewey

United States
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Tour: #160042, Dazaifu Ancient City Tour, Fukuoka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 18/15

Asako is a wonderful guide, we had a lovely time seeing the sites and learning about the history and culture.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for giving me such a high rating. I had a great time too. I'm glad that you were able to find souvenirs for your children and friends. You have a good son! He is Daijoubu in Japan. Don't worry! Thank you again for hiring me as your guide.