Ms Fumiko went the extra mile of waiting for us at the train station and helped us to check into our hotel at Hakodate prior to our tour. She is very knowledgeable and her friendly disposition made our tour a very enjoyable one.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for visiting Hakodate all the way from Sapporo. We have a lot of snow this winter, which made Hakodate beautiful. Starting sightseeing in the afternoon is a good way in December because of a night view from Mt. Hakodate, lights of the huge Christmas tree, and lights of star-shaped Goryokaku Fort. I'm glad that your visit to Hakodate added some memories to your Hokkaido tour.
Yuke Shean FooMalaysia
Fumiko was very organized. She had a planned itinerary for the day and a estimate spent in each area. There was plenty of time spent in each area. She made sure we were on schedule as she had the current bus schedule and the routes. She gave us good dining options for lunch. We're glad we did ToursByLocals as we had only one full day to see Hakodate. Would recommend Fumiko.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm glad that my plan suited you. Hakodate is a small city with lots to see in a day. Your comment encourages me. Thank you!
Carol SnyderUnited States
Fumiko was a wonderful guide. Her knowledge of culture and history made for a memorable experience. She is personally a lovely and caring person, always making sure we were safe and comfortable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Carol Snyder, Thank you for your kind comments. Your comments encourage me to keep on working as a guide and help me realize my own character. Thank you very much.
J A HintonFresno, CA, United States
Fumiko was wonderful. She met us at the ship, then we took bus, tram, ropeway, and bus for a complete tour of Hakodate and Mount Hakodate at sunset. She included visit to the fort, tower, fish market, and shopping in stores away from the tourist district.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the good rating. You took all the means of transportation in Hakodate. We saw the sun setting too. I had a good time with you all during the tour. Thank you again.
Dennis RobertsNew Zealand
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for choosing the foodie tour. Having local food is an important aspect of travelling. I will try to offer a nice food experience. Thank you very much again.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals are committed to quality customer experiences and take all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences and so please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further feedback.
Fumiko was warm and friendly, and very knowledgeable and well prepared for our trip. The tour gave us the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of Hokkaido.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Nonie, than you for your good rating. Onuma is just 20 minutes away from JR Hakodate Station by express train. It is a good place to visit in four seasons. When you come back to Hakodate, please visit there. You will find another beauty of Hokkaido. Thank you.
Michael SternUnited States
We left the itinerary of the tour up to Fumiko. She met us at the ship, very, very close to where we got off and we proceeded to the morning market. Lots of stalls, tremendous variety of seafood (including live crabs and octopus). Public transportation to the Goryokaku Tower and Fort provided a good overview of the city and historical perspective. Other stops included Mt. Hakodate by ropeway and a beautiful Buddhist temple. Lunch in a department was great. Fumiko did a terrific job and I recommend her
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Michael Stern, Thank you for your nice comments and mentioning lunch in a department store. I'm glad you liked the food. I had a good time with you all. Thank you very much!
Denise YipHong Kong
First time I've used ToursByLocals. Last Wednesday afternoon, I decided to take an impromptu detour to Hakodate to see sakura. By Saturday morning, I was with my friendly and resourceful guide Fumiko san in Goryokaku, surrounded by a thousand sakura trees. An overcast morning with a fine drizzle, Fumiko san told me not to be disappointed: locals savour the experience of sakura fubiki when the breeze blows millions of sakura petals flying up into the air. Our gaze follows them gracefully drift
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Denise, thank you for your beautiful comment : )
Kathy Bright NovickPalm Springs, CA, United States
Excellent English. Very accommodating to personal requests. Too k us to small sushi counter where we had a wonderful experience with a local couple and terrific food.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comment. That was a good experience for me too. Thank you again!!
Christian Van VeenUnited States
AMAZING DAY. Fumiko was helpful from the beginning creating a special 10 hr. tour to our needs and arranging transportation for our party of 6. We saw so much in such a limited amount of time. The restaurant she selected was great. She was full of knowledge and provide us with historical and cultural references throughout the day. Would highly recommend.