Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Nagoya Japan by Tour Guide Kumi Y. (Guide #3322)


Markus B.

Japan
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Tour: #205630, Ise Jingu and Mikimoto Pearl Island, Ise, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 21/18

Kumi really helped by taking care of visitors touring Ise & the surrounding for a whole day. The communication for arranging the itinerary was smooth and Kumi answered not only all questions, but provided ideas by herself. I felt assured that the visitors would have a great day with Kumi, and my feelings were confirmed. It was a pleasure asking Kumi to take care of the tour, and can recommend her strongly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your positive feedback, Markus-san! Your arrangement was excellent too which really made the day smooth-sailing!

Mark Jensen

United States
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Tour: Nagoya Castle and Inuyama Castle, Nagoya, Japan
Date: Nov 20/17

Kumi guided my son and I through a fantastic day tour of two castles - Nagoya and Inuyama. We loved seeing the contrast of the two castles, and I thoroughly enjoyed our many conversations with Kumi. She also helped me skip the line and make rail reservations for the remaining week of our trip. Highly recommended!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your feedback, Mark!! I also had a great time with you two and feel lucky I was given a chance to be a part of your father-and-son adventure in Japan! I hope to see you and your wonderful family again in Central Japan; there's still more to see and experience here :)

Andy Tan

Singapore
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Tour: Blueberry picking in Aichi, Nagoya, Japan
Date: Jun 3/17

Kumi was a great guide who took us to a blueberry farm. She shared with us stories about her stints in Singapore and also told us about the culture of Nagoya which was intriguing. She took great care of our young daughter who calls her "Auntie Blueberry" and also shared great tips of picking the sweet blueberries. Thanks a lot to Kumi!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Andy!! It was my pleasure to accompany you and your wonderful family to the farm. I'm looking forward to seeing you and your family here... Do come over to Mie next time around! "Auntie Blueberry" will look for places that'd entertain your little girl again!

Thomas Lubba

Germany
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Tour: #205629, Ninja Training and hiking at Akame 48 Waterfalls, Nabari, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 9/17

The Ninja training with Kumi was a lot of fun even for an adult like me. Kumi was a very friendly, well informed and esspacialy funny guide. She was very helpful and told me many interesting things of all kinds. The waterfall and the surrounding forest was beautyful and worth the walk. And the sweet potato pies were delicious. Thank you for a wonderful tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comment, Thomas! I am happy to know you enjoyed your NInja training experience and the waterfalls. Hope to see you again, perhaps with your siblings and nephews next time!!

Thomas Lubba

Germany
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Tour: #205630, A day in Ise Jingu, Ise, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 8/17

The tour around the Ise shrine was very nice. Kumi told me alot of interesting things about the religion and the Ise shrine. She was very friendly, patient and helpful. She also helped me a lot with my travel plans like finding an ATM or the best train. I would always recommend her. Thank you for a wonderful tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Thomas, the tour in Ise Jingu turned out to be very interesting and inspiring to me too, as you shared with me your knowledge of Greek myths and legends of your country in comparison to the Japanese ones! I'm happy to be of your help anytime :) See you again!

Tommy Hirai

United States
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Tour: Nagoyan Food Tour (Evening), Nagoya, Japan
Date: Apr 12/16

Nagoya food tour was better than excellent, our guide and now friend, Kumi, gave us an experience filled with great food, great fun, great conversation, much more than could have been expected. There is no way we could have had more fun and laughter if we did not have Kumi as our guide. We wish we could Kumi guide us on the rest of our vacation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback, Tommy! I can say that your tour was one of the tours with most laughs in one night :) I really look forward to meeting you lovely couple again and perhaps try diving in Shima next time!

Kora Dalager

United States
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Tour: Tokoname Pottery Tour, Tokoname, Japan
Date: Nov 24/15

Our group was very pleased to have Kumi as our tour guide. As this was an out of the ordinary assignement, she made a special trip to Tokoname to acquaint herself with the area. This has paid off handsomely, as she also familiarized herself with pottery terms and her translations were terrific! Her English is flawless. I can recommend Kumi to anyone, needing a tour guide. 5 stars!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback, Kora! I feel I was really lucky to accompany your visit to the potteries in Tokoname, learning and experiencing the charm of bonsai and the pottery. Hope to see you back in Tokoname and in Japan!!

Alice Catan

Philippines
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Tour: Nagoya in a Nutshell, Nagoya, Japan
Date: Nov 8/15

We are touched by Kumi's personal concern to us. We are a family of five and throughout the duration of the tour, she was able to fit in and became a part of our family so to say, helping us out and doing her best to accommodate our requests. Looking forward to coming back to Japan and definitely, we will still request for Kumi to be our guide. She is quite an asset to your company.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for taking your time writing a feedback for me! I also enjoyed guiding you and your family in Nagoya though I am a bit worried you might have been exhausted from a busy day! I'll try to improve my pacing and planning and be well prepared to see you again here in Central Japan area :)

Andy B.

Canada
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Tour: Nagoya Matsuri 2015, Nagoya, Japan
Date: Oct 18/15

Personable, well spoken, Kumi was an absolute delight in showcasing the Nagoya Matsuri and Castle, nabbing a front row seat for the exciting Domannaka Dance Finale. The second day was delectable, Ise Grand Shrine honoured, followed by a delightful lunch, a visit to her father-in-law's Buddhist Temple in Tsu, lessons in tea ceremony and calligraphy by charming associates. I would have enjoyed other of Kumi's offerings, Toba, Shima, Iga, rather than days in Tokyo or Kyoto. A superb guide. Thank you. Andy

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your feedback, Andy! I had a fantastic time accompanying you for two days, and would have loved to show you more of what we have here in Mie Prefecture. I'm looking forward to seeing you and your family (perhaps your granddaughter!) here in Japan and in Mie again :)

Andrea Carlson

France
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Tour: #73750, Kimono Walking Tour in Matsusaka, Matsusaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 3/15

It was a great experience! I loved spending time with Kumi, we had a great lunch and great fun together. A very interesting couple of hours with the kimono shop owner, the weaving center and sushi shop. The indigo kimono was so nice to wear during the hot season. A must to do in Mie.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comment, Andrea! It was my pleasure to take you around the little town of Matsusaka. Hope to see you back again for a weaving session... Who knows one day you'll end up weaving a textile that's long enough for your mom to make a dress out of it ;)

Roger Roy

Australia
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Tour: Mitsubishi Auto Gallery and Nagoya, Nagoya, Japan
Date: Apr 20/15

We were highly impressed with the standard of our tour. Our guide had put in considerable thought to our itinerary, and went over and above our expectations. She was punctual, friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and caring. We would highly recommend her to anyone searching for a guide. Thank you Kumi, we had a wonderful day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Roger, it was my pleasure to accompany you and Joe to Mitsubishi Auto Gallery!! Your expertise on Mitsubishi cars enabled me to know about their fascinating cars (and I might end up purchasing a Mitsubishi car myself!). For your next trip to Japan, I hope you visit Nagoya and Mie and stay around for few days ;) Looking forward to seeing you again!!

Linda Rosen

United States
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Tour: Nagoya in a Nutshell, Nagoya, Japan
Date: Mar 24/15

We had a fantastic day with Kumi. In fact, we've used many tour guides, but Kumi is the new gold standard. We were in Nagoya for just one day and Kumi worked hard to fit in our many requests. We hope to go back to Japan soon and will definitely plan our visit around her availability. She is bright, fun, and flexible. Her English is PERFECT which made it easy for her to share information, humor, and stories. All four in our group felt the same: we enjoyed every minute.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comment,Linda!!! I myself had a wonderful day in Nagoya with you and your buddies and I missed you all just after being together for 6 hours ;) Do come back again to Japan because we still have a lot of things for you to see and experience!

Maeona M.

United States
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Tour: Nagoyan Food Tour (Evening), Nagoya, Japan
Date: Mar 18/15

The Nagoyan Food Tour. as led by Kumi is a unique gourmet and cultural experience that gave us a range of cuisines: three restaurants and a chance to forage at various food stalls in the train station. We received insight into family run businesses as we watched father and son working rogether on ancient recipes. Kumi asked us our preferences in types of food via email. She decided to skip seafood since we were going to Toba.. We loved her stories. Don't miss her tour if you are going to Nagoya.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment, Maeona! It was a pleasure having you and your family with a little bit of beer and sake :) Looking forward to seeing you again in Nagoya for other tours too, because the town still has more to offer (and to taste too!)

Winston Poh

Singapore
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Tour: Nagoya, Ise and Mikimoto Pearl Island, Nagoya, Japan
Date: Nov 27/14

At the end of our two days with Kumi, she was more like a friend rather than a guide. She's a great communicator and can relate very well to my two daughters. She took the time to understand what we wanted to see or do and we achieved much during our time. A nice personal touch is a handwritten note to welcome us at the hotel upon our arrival.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for taking your precious time to give me your feedback, Winston! It was my pleasure to accompany you and your beautiful family around Nagoya and Mie. There are still lot of things to see and experience around here in Central Japan (e.g. savoring Matsusaka Beef at Matsusaka!), and I hope I can see you all very soon in Japan or even in Singapore!!

Louise C.

Nevada City, CA, United States
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Tour: Tokyo 101 for First-comers (Previous rate applied), Tokyo, Japan
Date: Sep 9/14

Three of us spent most of the day with Kumi in Tokyo recently. Her English communication skills are of high quality -- both in person and while e-mailing her to plan our time together. She met us at the appointed place punctually. Not only did we want to see important Tokyo sights but we needed to learn how to ride public transportation and buy tickets for the bullet train to Kyoto. Having Kumi with us when we purchased the tickets was reassuring. We learned a lot about Japanese culture from Kumi.

Sascha Rettig

Germany
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Tour: Kimono Walking Tour in Matsusaka and Food Adventure in Nagoya, Nagoya, Japan
Date: Jul 16/14

The tour was a very great and unique experience - we can highly recommend it (especially for western travellers like us). Guide Kumi explained a lot about the Kimono-traditions, and we enjoyed the walk with the Kimono. We also went to a very nice and tasty Sushi restaurant. The tour was really worth including to our trip to Nagoya!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for taking my tour, Sascha! You really looked great in wour kimono, and I hope the tour and experience gave you a hint of what a kimono culture is :) Hope to see you soon again so thatI can introduce you to other interesting places to visit in my area!

Natasha Mogilin

Australia
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Tour: A day trip to Hakone, Hakone, Japan
Date: Dec 30/13

Kumi was a great guide, very knowledgeable about our tour as well as teaching us many Japanese customs and traditions. She as absolutely fantastic with our children, 6 and 5 years old, and we would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone seeking a memorable experience in Japan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Natasha!!! I really enjoyed my time with you and your family. In fact, I miss you all so much! Hope you come back again to Japan and try Mie nd Nagoy :)

Natasha Mogilin

Australia
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Tour: Classical Morning Tour in Eastern Tokyo Area, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Dec 28/13

Kumi was a great guide, very knowledgeable about our tour as well as teaching us many Japanese customs and traditions. She as absolutely fantastic with our children, 6 and 5 years old, and we would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone seeking a memorable experience in Japan.

Hosin ALhsim

Saudi Arabia
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Tour: Tokyo 102 (Customized Tokyo Tour), Tokyo, Japan
Date: Nov 28/13

Kumi is the best guide in the universe She is 100 star tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Hosin! You're also the 100 star traveler too! I hope you enjoy your time in Tokyo and in Japan, and eventually find your favorite Japanese food too :)

Meredith Henthorn

United States
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Tour: Customized Tokyo 101, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Dec 4/11

Kumi arranged a perfect tour of Tokyo for us. She provided excellent itinerary recommendations, selected a delicious local restaurant for lunch, and was very flexible with us when we needed to modify our plans with only a couple days remaining before the tour. Kumi's English and professionalism are impeccable. She is warm, welcoming, well organized and well versed in Japan and Asia. We were delighted with our experience and enthusiastically recommend Kumi.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review, Meredith!! It was great to be with a lovely couple like you two, and I hope you enjoyed the "fast-food" type of lunch in Japan :) Hope you come over to Japan again as your main destination next time!!

John Nicholson

United Kingdom
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Tour: Morning Jog around Imperial Palace+ Mini-tour of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Oct 30/11

From the start Kumi was excellent. Before I even arrived in Japan I was bombarding her with questions which she answered quickly and thoroughly. Kumi arrived on time on the day and gave a very interesting and informative tour of Tokyo. Kumi was happy to tweak the tour on the way round to fit in an emergency retail moment. The place we ate was somewhere I would never have dared risk if i was on my own but it sold really good sushi at a good price. I couldn't fault the tour at all. Thank you Kumi.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your feedback, John! I started running again since our tour so that I can be fit enough to run faster without losing my breath while I am running and guiding at the same time! I'm looking forward to seeing you here again here in Japan for your holiday with your family next time!

Kirsty Clark

Australia
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Tour: Surprise Visit to Yellow Blaze Tattoo Studio, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Sep 11/11

Kumi was a fantastic guide and I would recommend her to anyone heading to Japan. She went well beyond our expectations and even researched our special requests ahead of time so that our day went perfectly. Kumi is also very friendly and speaks fluent English. Thank you Kumi - we hope to see you again if we return to Japan!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review, Kirsty! Hope you two have a beautiful tattoo done :) Looking forward to seeing you again in Japan!!

Hualing Miao

United States
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Tour: Geriatric Care in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Aug 18/11

Kumi is the most professional and accomplished guide who I met so far in my travelling experience. With her full support and help, I have finished my special research tasks in Japan. I appreciated her with all my heart and was rated her beyond five stars. Helen Miao. USA --- August, 2011

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your feedback, Helen! By arranging your specialized tour, I also had a great experience getting to know new fields that enabled me to learn a lot. I'm looking forward to seeing you and your family again very soon in Japan!!