Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Kanazawa Japan by Tour Guide Takashi M. (Guide #4107)


Linda Bishop

Canada
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Tour: #30867, Kenrokuen garden Kanazawa castle park half day tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: May 9/18

Day 3 of tours with Takashi. He was still pleasant, clear and found many interesting things for us to see in his home town. We couldn't have done it without him! He deserves a day off!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Linda Bishop and Agent Catherine Dagenais, Thank you very much for 5-star rating to my guide service on May 9th. It was cloudy, but comfortable day. We were able to visit many attractive places in Kanazawa. Best regards, Takashi

Linda Bishop

Canada
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Tour: #299436, UNESCO World Heritage Shirakawago half day tour from Kanazawa, Shirakawago, Gifu-ken, Japan    view tour
Date: May 8/18

I rate him 5 stars, I don't know why that rating won't show. Takashi was very knowledgeable about how to get to Shirakawago and on to Kanazawa. He knows his sight information and was willing to adjust to our needs. Awesome.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Linda Bishop and Agent : Catherine Dagenais, Thank you very much for 5-star rating to my guide service. We visited Shirakawago starting at Takayama in the morning, and disbanded the tour at Kanazawa. it was a fine day. We used a shuttle bus to get to Observation deck. Gassho farmhouses are facing the same direction. Picturesque scene. We walked down the hill, and visit Kandake Gassho farmhouse, and strolled the village. We had a lunch at a nice buckwheat Soba restaurant. Best regards, Takashi

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Linda Bishop

Canada
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Tour: #40852, Takayama half day tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: May 7/18

Takashi was punctual, interesting and lead us to places it might have been difficult for us to find on our own. He was clear about setting up our tour plans for the next day. Excellent guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Linda Bishop and Agent Catherine Dagenais, Thank you very much for giving me the top rating for my tour guide service. It was a heavy rain-fall day. But, we were able to visit many places. We visited Hidano Sato folk village, Kokubunji temple, Kusakabe folk museum, Sannomachi old merchant streets and Takayama Jinya. It was a great pleasure for me to accompany you and your party in Takayama tour. Best regards, Takashi

Elizabeth Snowden

United States
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 30/18

Takashi was a terrific guide. He was thoughtful, prompt, through, and knowledgable. He was also extremely helpful in organizing a day trip outside of Kanazawa. Would absolutely recommend him.

Ann N.

Montebello, NY, United States
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Tour: #30867, Kenrokuen garden Kanazawa castle park half day tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 18/18

We customized a half day, private tour in Kanazawa and Takashi was a fabulous guide. His knowledge of the area enhanced every place that we visited. His ability to navigate transportation allowed us to see many more places than anticipated. Thank you Takashi.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ann Nordon, Thank you very much for 5-star rating toward my tour guide service. I am really happy to know that you and your family enjoyed Kanazawa tour with me. Your wonderful comment encourages me to do my best for satisfying my cutomers. Best regards, Takashi

Sherry Hemingway

United States
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 15/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sherry Hemingway, Thank you very much for 5-star rating to my guide service. It was a little bit cold day in mid-April. We had a little rain in the morning. So, we visited gold leaf workshop and Higashi Chaya Geisha entertainment district. You and your party enjoyed Sake tasting experience there. When we visited Kenrokuen garden, the rain almost stopped. I am really happy to know that you and your party enjoyed the tour with me. Best regards, Takashi

Evelyn Moschetta

United States
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 22/18

We give a 5 star rating for our guide Takashi in Kanazawa Japan. He did an excellent job.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Evelyn Moschetta, Thank you very much for hiring me as your tour guide of Kanazawa. Thank you very much for giving me 5-star rating to my tour guide service. It was unusually cold day in mid-March. But, we were able to visit many places. I am sure it was a wonderful and memorable tour for you and your party. Thank you very much for including Kanazawa in your tour itinerary of Japan. I was born and brought up in Kanazawa. I am proud of my home town as one of the historic cities in Japan. Takashi.

Susan Kasper

Australia
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Tour: #217374, Shirakawago-Takayama one-day tour from Kanazawa, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 26/17

We couldn't have done a trip like today alone. Takashi was a very knowledgeable and caring guide. He made our visit to Takeyama and Shirakawago interesting and carefree for us. We would certainly recommend his guidance.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan Kasper, Thank you very much for the highest evaluation to my guiding service.We boarded Shinkansen bullet train at Kanazawa in the early morning.We visited Takayama Miyagawa morning market,Sannomachi old merchant streets,Kagaya Sake brewery and Takayama Jinya. In the afternoon, we visited UNESCO World Heritage site Shirakawago. We boarded a World Heritage bus for Shi-Takaoka, and finally arrived at Kanazawa. I am happy to know that I could provide memorable tour for you. Best regards, Takashi

Nathalie Ross

United States
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 23/17

Takashi met us early at our hotel and was prepared. He planned a full day between the garden and Old Castle, samurai and geisha districts, and a fantastic lunch at the market. He was knowledgeable and accommodating and made our stay in Kanazawa extra special. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nathalie Ross, Thank you vey much for 5-star mark to me. Our tour date was fine and relatively warm in Winter. We were able to visit many places in Kanazawa. There are many rainy or snowy days in Winter in Kanazawa. So, we were lucky. I am grateful to know that you really enjoyed Kanazawa tour with me. Best regards, Takashi

Mark Jensen

United States
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Tour: #36761, Old merchant town Takayama one-day tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 23/17

My son and I had and outstanding tour in Takayama with Takashi. He really guided us to see a lot in one day, and we are enriched from the experience. He knows every corner of the area -- a true expert.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Mark Jensen, Thank you very much for 5-star rating to my guide service. It was a fine day in winter. We visited Kokubunji temple,morning market,Yatai festival float museum,Nikko-kaikan,Sannomachi old merchant street,Kagaya sake brewery,Jinya,Tsuda carving shop,Hidano-sato village,Higashi-yama hillside promenade. I am really happy to learn that you had a memorable Takayama tour with me. Best regards, Takashi

Young Kang

United States
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Tour: #299436, UNESCO World Heritage Shirakawago half day tour from Kanazawa, Shirakawago, Gifu-ken, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 20/17

Knowledgeable, polite, and efficient, Takashi did a great job of guiding our family of 3 on a half day tour from Kanazawa to Shirakawa go on a rainy day. He speaks excellent English so communication was absolutely no problem. Prompt pre-tour communication. A fax reminder was waiting at the hotel at the check-in. I would definitely use his service again, should we return to this region.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Young Kang san, Thank you very much for 5-star rating to my tour guide service. I was impressed very much with your conversation while travelling on a highway bus. It was drizzling, but occasionally fine. I am glad to know that you and your family enjoyed the tour. Thank you very much again for your heart-warming comment on my tour guide service. Best regards, Takashi

Lesley Ann Matsuwaki

United States
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 17/17

Takashi was a great tour guide - very knowledgeable and friendly. He tailored the tour based on my interests and gave great suggestions on other things to do while in Kanazawa.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lesley Ann Matsuwaki-san, Thank you very much for 5-star mark to me.You are good walker,so we were able to visit many places.We visited Sakuda gold leaf workshop,Higashi-chaya Geisha district, Shima,Kenrokuen garden,Kanazawa castle park, Gyokuen-in Maru garden,Omicho market,lunch at Kofuku Sushi restaurant,Nagamachi Samurai district,Nomura-ke garden, Ninja temple,21st century contemporary museum Kanazawa and Nosaku lacquerware shop.I am delighted to know that you enjoyed Kanazawa.Best regards,Takashi

Charles Lund

United States
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 18/17

Takashi provided a full and complete day, visiting an older traditional Geisha neighborhood, a gold leaf workshop, Kanazawa Castle, Kenrokuen, Omicho Market, sushi lunch in the market, a restored Geisha House, the Samurai Residence District, and another newly restored garden, and temple grounds. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and pleasant to be with. He had explanatory visual material related to interpreting elements of Kenrokuen Garden. I enjoyed visiting Kanazawa and his tour added to my enjoyment.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Charles, Thank you very much for 5-star rating to my tour guide service. I am really happy to know that you enjoyed Kanazawa one-day tour with my tour guide. We were able to visit many places in Kanazawa. Kind regards, Takashi

Kym Nadebaum

Australia
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Tour: #217374, Shirakawago-Takayama one-day tour from Kanazawa, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 16/17

Takashi was a knowledgeable, friendly and experienced guide. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip to beautiful Shirakawa-go. Thanks Takashi!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Kym Nadebaum, Thank you very much for your comment on my tour guide service. We visited old merchant city,Takayama in the morning, and UNESCO World Heritage site,Shirakawago in the afternoon. Unfortunately it was rainy day all through one day. But we were able to visit both places as scheduled. Kind regards, Takashi

Jane Reese

New Zealand
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Tour: #217374, Shirakawago-Takayama one-day tour from Kanazawa, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 8/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Jane Reese, Thank you very much for 5-star mark to my tour guide service. We visited UNESCO world heritage site in the morning, and old merchant city Takayama in the afternoon. It was a fine autumn day. Thank you for hiring me as your tour guide. Takashi

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to quality customer experiences and takes all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences. We have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our normal high standards.

Debra V.

United States
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Tour: #30867, Kenrokuen garden Kanazawa castle park half day tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 13/17

Wonderful tour. Guide is very knowledgeable about all aspects of the places he showed us and made getting around the city much easier.His insight made the tour of Kanazawa castle, the gardens and samauri district much more interesting and fun. Our family learned a great deal more than if we had walked around by ourselves.Would highly recommend this guide !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Debra Venner, Thank you very much for 5-star rating to my guide service. You and your family are great walkers. We used one-day loop bus ticket to visit as many places as possible. We visited Nagamachi Samurai district, Oyama-jinja shrine, Kenrokuen garden, Sakuda gold leaf workshop, Higashi-chaya Geisha district, Kanazawa castle and Omicho market. I am happy to know that you and your family enjoyed Kanazawa tour with me. Kind regards, Takashi

Bernalie Adan

Australia
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Tour: #217374, Shirakawago-Takayama one-day tour from Kanazawa, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 4/17

Our Tour guide Takayashi was very kind, patient and very good. We really enjoyed our day. The whole trip was very informative.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bernalie Adan, Thank you very much for 5-star rating to my guide service.We had a fine day,and eveything went smoothly. I am very much happy that you and your party enjoyed the tour with me. Kind regards,Takashi

Lincoln Boehm

United States
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 31/17

We saw easily twice as much having Takashi guide us. He knows just where to go and what to see when you get there. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lincoln Boehm, Thank you very much for 5-star rating to me.It was a little bit cold day, luckily no rain. We visited Kenrokuen garden, Traditional arts and crafts museum, Seison-kaku villa, 21st century contemporary art museum, Nosaku lacquerware shop, Nagamachi Samurai residence district, Nomura-ke garden, Omicho market, Sakuda gold leaf workshop, Higashi-chaya Geisha entertainment district, Shima Geisha house. I am happy that you enjoyed the tour of Kanazawa. Kind regards, Takash

Jack Rich

United States
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Tour: #217374, Shirakawago-Takayama one-day tour from Kanazawa, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 13/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jack Rich, Thank you very much for 5-star rating toward my tour guide service.We visited Takayama in the morning,and Shirakawago in the afternoon.I showed you about Kokubun-ji temple,Miyagawa morning market,Sannomachi old merchant streets,rice cracker baking shop,Takayama jinya Edo-period administrative office building in Takayama.We visited Shiroyama observation point,walking down the slope,Kanda Gassho farmhouse in Shirakawago.Kind regards,Takashi

Jack Rich

United States
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 12/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jack Rich,Thank you very much for 5-star rating on my tour guide service.We visited Kenrokuen garden,prefectural traditional atrs and crafts museum, inlaid work show by national designated artisan, plum garden,Kanazawa castle park,Gyokusenin-Maru garden,Nosaku lacquerware shop,Nagamachi Samurai residence district, Nomurake garden,Omicho market,Kazoemachi Geisha district,Sakuda gold leaf workshop,Higashichaya Geisha district,old established Morihati Japanese confectonery. Kind regards, Takashi

Nik Askaroff

United Kingdom
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Tour: #30867, Kenrokuen garden Kanazawa castle park half day tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 2/17

Great tour saw everything and at the pace to suit us. Takashi had all of the knowledge and answered all of our questions and many more as well as covering a huge amount in 4 hrs. The gardens ,castle,geisha and samurai districts are all a must. Great fun with a great guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nik Askaroff, Thank you very much for your great comment to my guide service. I am really happy to know that you enjoyed the tour of Kanazawa with me. The weather was fine and relatively warm in Winter.We encoutered a friendly but a little talkative taxi driver.We visited Kazoemachi Gaisha district,Sakuda gold leaf workshop,Higashichaya Gaisha district,Kenrokuen garden,Kanazawa Castle, Oyamajinja shrine, Nagamachi Samurai district, Nomurake Garden and so on.Nice memory! Kind regards,Takashi

Merle Orozco

United States
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 4/16

Takashi was a great guide. He was able to fit in the specific items that I particularly wanted to see and he gave very thorough descriptions. He is a good communicator. I also enjoyed riding the loop bus like the locals and appreciated that he was willing to let me experience it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Merle Orozco, Thank you very much for your nice comment on my tour guide service. We visited Kaga-Yuzen silk dyeing museum, and you had a silk dyeing experiment there. We also visited Ninja temple, and D.T.Suzuki Museum. We walked up narrow path in the quiet atmosphere.I appreciate your generousity.I am really happy to know that you enjoyed Kanazawa tour with me. Kind regards, Takashi

Thong Kway Kho

Malaysia
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Tour: #32474, World heritage Shirakawago and Gokayama village one-day tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 28/16

Takashi-san is a professional tour guide. He is knowledgeable and took care of us (9 persons) well. He helped to book seats for bus trip, and kind enough to help us rearrange the trip back with earlier bus schedule. He also recommended a nice place for lunch. I'd recommend anyone who wish to have English spoken tour guide to take his service for Kanazawa/Shirakawago tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Thong san, Thank you very much for your wonderful comment. We boarded a shuttle bus to get to observation point. We had a bird-eye view of the Gassho village, and walked down short cut route slowly. We had a lunch at Gassho house restaurant. We strolled the village and you took many pictures. We visited original style Gassho farmhouse" KANDA-KE", and learned inside structure.It was a little cold day. I am happy to know that you and your party members enjoyed the tour. Kind regards, Takashi

Max Kaufmann

Switzerland
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Tour: #217374, Shirakawago-Takayama one-day tour from Kanazawa, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 8/16

The second day with Takashi was as enjoyable as the first one. He convinces by his knowledge and his experience as well as through his modesty.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Max Kaufmann, Thank you very much for 5-star rating to my tour guide service. I am deeply impressed that you have strong interest toward Japanese culture, history and old buildings. We were lucky because we had no rain in Takayama and a little rain just at the end of Shirakawago. Kind regards, Takashi

Max Kaufmann

Switzerland
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 7/16

Takashi is a very professional and kind guide. He masters the topics, respects the time table and is willing to go the extra mile to please his clients. A most enjoyable experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Max Kaufmann, Thank you very much for your very nice comment on my tour guide service. I appreciate your kind cooperation.I am very much happy to know that you and your wife really enjoyed Kanazawa. It was a fine day, and we had nice walking in Kenrokuen garden, one of the three famous gardens in Japan.

Howard Yata

United States
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 11/16

Takashi was extremely well prepared with a photo book helping to explain his commentary. We visited the best possible and most interesting sites in Kanazawa from the beautiful Kenrokuen Gardens, Kanazawa Castle, Castle Gardens, Samurai residences, and gold leaf store. Takashi explained in detail the various aspects of the history and importance of each location. Be sure to visit Kanazawa and have Takashi as your guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jane Yata, Thank you very much for 5-star rating to my guide service. I appreciate your kind comment for me. I am encouraged to do my tour guide service by your heart-warming words. I reconfirm myself to do my best to receive satisfaction from my guests. Kind regards, Takashi

Clyde Tuck

Australia
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 2/16

My wife and I had a great walking tour provided by Takashi. He was very knowledgeable and the route was constructed thoughtfully. Takashi modified the day to suit our needs and given the day of our tour was very warm, he provided water and ensured we had plenty of breaks throughout the day. Overall, we had a great day with Takashi.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Clyde Tuck, Thank you very much for 4-star mark and nice comment to my tour guide service. It was unusually hot day in early October. I am happy to know that you enjoyed Kanazawa with me. I hope you will revisit the HOkuriku region again. Kind regards, Takashi

Francine Versalie

United States
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Tour: #30867, Kenrokuen garden Kanazawa castle park half day tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 21/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Francine Versalie, Thank you very much for 5-star rating to my tour guide service. Kanazawa is a beautiful city. I hope you will visit this city again. Kind regards, Takashi

Ryan Teo

Malaysia
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Tour: #32474, World heritage Shirakawago and Gokayama village one-day tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 7/16

Takashi-san is a knowledgeable and professional. For the day tour, he brought us to unbeaten path within the heritage site. Recommended local restaurants which offer value for money meals. We enjoyed our tour very much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ryan Teo, Thank you very much for your kind comment and highest star-mark to my tour guiding.I appreciate your cooperation and generosity. Best regards, Takashi

Robert Clemente

Australia
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: May 30/16

Takashi knows his home town of Kanazawa really well and he did a wonderful job of getting us around all the major sights in a day. His insights into the history and culture of Kanazawa made the day more informative and enjoyable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, Thank you very much for 5-star mark to my tour guide. We visited Takayama, Shirakawago & Gokayama and Kanazawa spending for 3 days. I am really happy to know that you and your wife enjoyed these tours. Best regards, Takashi

Robert Clemente

Australia
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Tour: #32474, World heritage Shirakawago and Gokayama village one-day tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: May 29/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, Thank you very much for 4-star evaluation to my Shirakawago & Gokayama tour guiding. I will do my best to get 5-star mark from my customers. Kind regards, Takashi

Robert Clemente

Australia
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Tour: #40852, Takayama half day tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: May 28/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, Thank you very much for 4-star evaluation for my half day Takayama tour guding. I will try my my best to receive my customers' satisfaction. Kind regards, akashi

Bethe Pilch

United States
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: May 22/16

I give Takashi 5 stars. He was excellent in his knowledge of Kanazawa. We enjoyed touring with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bethe, Thank you very much for your 5 stars evaluation to me. You and your husband are good walkers. We were able to visit many attracting places in Kanazawa. I am happy to know that you enjoyed Kanazawa. Best regards, Takashi

Gabrielle B.

United States
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Tour: #30867, Kenrokuen garden Kanazawa castle park half day tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 21/16

We wanted an in-depth tour of Kenrokuen garden because we had felt rushed on a previous trip. Takashi did an excellent job of explaining the elements of the Japanese garden, the history and stories, all of which helped to bring more meaning and enliven the experience. We also gained an appreciation of the caretaking of the garden. We chose to spend the entire time in Kenrokuen and the castle gardens. A perfect day. Takashi is very knowledgeable and well prepared.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gabrielle Bodnar, Thank you very much for giving me 5-star mark. We enjoyed walking all the way. You say you like Japanese garden. So, we enjoyed the garden spending more than one hour, and strolled almost all area of the garden. I hope you will visit Japan again to enjoy other Japanese gardens. Thank you again. Kind regards, Takashi

Ian Jenkins

Australia
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 14/16

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Takashi. He was extremely knowledgeable and adjusted the tour to accommodate what we wanted to see and the sites we had seen the previous day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ian Jenkins, We were able to visit many places in Kanazawa. I am happy to learn that you both were able to enjoy Kanazawa tour. Thank you, Takashi

Phillip Chin

Twp of Washington, NJ, United States
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Tour: #36761, Old merchant town Takayama one-day tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 13/16

Best tour guide for Kanazawa

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Phillip Chin, Thank you very much for the highest mark to my tour guide service. I deeply appreciate your generousity and kind cooperation. I hope you and your party will visit the Hokuriku region again. Kind regards, Takashi

Phillip Chin

Twp of Washington, NJ, United States
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 11/16

Excellent guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Phillip Chin, Thank you very much for 5-star mark to my tour guide service in Kanazawa. I am happy to know that you and your party enjoyed Kanazawa. Kind regards, Takashi

Diane Provenz

United States
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 7/16

Saicho was thoroughly prepared with maps and photos of the major sites. Although it was raining we were lucky it didn't stop us from enjoying Kenruoken Garden - the Palace grounds and shrimp new. Job not felt done

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am Takashi. Saicho? We visited Gyokusen-en in the morning, and Ninja temple in the afternoon. These places were all reserved in advance by me according to your request. You enjoyed tea ceremony very much. Thank you for paying my tea ceremony cost and Ninja temple admission fee. It is one of the best tea ceremony in Japan. You mentioned new shrimp. But.we didn't visit Omicho market.

Keith Foster

United Kingdom
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 25/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Keith Foster, Thank you very much for the best star-rating to my tour guide service. Kanazawa is really a beautiful city, and I am sure you and your party enjoyed Kanazawa tour with me. Best regards, Takashi

Pamela Smithers

Mexico
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Tour: #30867, Kenrokuen garden Kanazawa castle park half day tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 24/16

He was our guide in Kanazawa and he is excellent and with a lot of knowledge, we loved the photos and materials that he brought to our tour. We rate him 5 out of 5.... We liked a lot !!!! Pamela Smithers

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pamela Smithers, Thank you very much for 5-star rating to my tour guide service. I am happy to learn that you and your family have great memory on Kanazawa tour. Best regards, Takashi

Arkady Gibov

Russia
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Tour: #217374, Shirakawago-Takayama one-day tour from Kanazawa, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 9/16

It was a privilege to have Takashi-san as guide - knowledgeable, responsible, flexible, energetic, happy to go any number of extra miles needed to meet one's requests.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Arkady, Thank you very much again for 5-star rating you have presented to me. It's a great honor for me to serve as your tour guide. It was a terrible snowy day. But, this is a typical weather in the Hokuriku region. Weather here changes suddenly in winter. We were able to visit Shirakawago and Takayama as scheduked. Kind regards, Takashi

Arkady Gibov

Russia
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 8/16

It was a privilege to have Takashii-san as guide - knowledgeable, responsible, flexible, energetic, happy to go any number of extra miles needed to meet one's requests.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Arkady, Thank you very much for 5-star marks given to my tour guiding. It was unexpectedly fine day in Kanazawa. I am happy to know that you enjoyed the tour of Kanazawa. Kanazawa is a gastronomic city,too. You also enjoyed delicious lunch and dinner in the downtown of Kanazawa. Kind regards, Takashi

Pei Ching Lim

Switzerland
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Tour: #32474, World heritage Shirakawago and Gokayama village one-day tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 9/16

Mr Takashi was a fantastic guide. We learned a lot about Shirakawago, Gokayama and Kanazawa. Mr Takashi went the extra mile to make our trip a memorable one. We highly recommend Mr Takashi to everyone to wishes to enrich his travel experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pei Ching Lim, Thank you very much for the highest star-mark on my tour guiding. You are good walkers. So, we walked up to the observation deck of Shirakawago. We commanded a bird-eye view of the whole village there. There were 1~2 meters deep snows every year. but, this year there were almost no snows. After there, we visited Gokayama. I am happy to learn that you enjoyed the tour of Shirakawago and Gokayama. I appreciate that you recommend me to future customers. Kind regards, Takashi

Mark Barats

United States
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 29/15

Takashi has left really excellent impression. It was smoothly going tour without time pressure and excessive physical demand. My 9 y.o. son was able to keep up throughout the whole journey. Mr. Takashi has planned our excursion of Kanazawa in such way that everyone's interests were satisfied. I'll highly recommend Takashi to everybody who wants to explore this beautiful historic town.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Mark Barats, Thank you very much for your 5-star evaluation on my tour guiding. We visited Ninja temple in the morning. I remember that your son enjoyed the tour of Ninja temple very much. I am grateful for your kind recommendation to my tour guiding. I am really happy to learn that you and your family enjoyed the tour of Kanazawa. Thank you very much again. Kind regards, Takashi

Garry Strachan

Australia
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 24/15

Takashi is one of the best guides I have ever had. I had an excellent day visiting the beautiful sites of Kanazawa and thoroughly appreciated his detailed descriptions.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Garry Strachan, Thank you very much for the highest star mark from you on my tour guiding. We walked, used taxi and bus. We were able to save time and visit many places of interest by utilizing good combination of transportation. It was cloudy in the morning, but it was rainy in the afternoon, a typical winter weather in this region. We visited Kenrokuen garden in the morning before rainfall. We were lucky. Best regards, Takashi

Maggie Taylor

United Kingdom
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Tour: #30867, Kenrokuen garden Kanazawa castle park half day tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 17/15

Takashi is wonderful. He has so much knowledge and his English is exceptional. Our group could not have been happier. He went above and beyond his remit to give us all an inciteful and exciting day. This along with his great sense of humour made for a special time in kanazawa. Thank you Takashi!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jill Clay Dear Maggie Taylor Thank you very much for five-star rating on my tour guiding. All of your group members are cheerful and friendly ladies. I appreciate their heart-warming cooperation to me. I am sure we enjoyed the tour very much together. I look forward to seeing you again. Best regards, Takashi

Scott Crittell

Guernsey
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Tour: #30867, Kenrokuen garden Kanazawa castle park half day tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 31/15

Takashi is determined to fulfill all of the wishes of his clients. He knows the best places to go and how to get there quickly and efficiently. He has good knowledge of Kanazawa and is super polite - he is a true gentlemen.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Scott, Thank you very much for evaluating me as the highest star. I am happy to learn that you enjoyed Kanazawa tour. We visited many workshops of traditional arts and crafts. We used a bus and a taxi. We also walked a lot because you were good walkers. Intense shower hit us suddenly when we were at Nosaku lacquerware shop. these are all good memories for me. Thank you very much again. Takashi.

Robin Langsam

United States
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 16/15

We had an amazing day with Takashi, our guide. He was prompt and met us at the station. Takashi was kind, knowledgeable, and efficient in directing us to various places. He was flexible and only wanted us to have the experience we wanted. He added several stops to the itinerary as requested one which required advanced reservation which he secured. Takashi spoke English well and conversed readily about the history and all the sights. I would recommend Takashi .to anyone as a guide. Thanks for a wonderful

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robin & Andy, Thank you very much for giving me 5-star evaluation on my tour guide. It's a wonderful present for me. The tour in Kanzawa with you and your husband is a great memory in my tour guide career. It was a fine autumn day.A comfortable breeze always touched us kindly. We were able to visit many places. I'm really happy to learn that you enjoyed Kanazawa. Thank you very much again. Best regards, Takashi

Joel Liebowitz

United States
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Tour: #36761, Old merchant town Takayama one-day tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 25/15

A native resident of Kanazawa . Takeshi knows the city inside and out. Very friendly and accommodating .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joel Liebowitz, Thank you very much again for 5-star evaluation on my tour guide of Takayama. I am very much happy to know that you really enjoyed Takayama tour. I appriciate your generous token of thanks. Best regards, Takashi

Joel Liebowitz

United States
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 24/15

Takeshi took excellent care of us! We highly recommend his services.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joel Liebowitz, Thank you very much for 5-star evaluation to my tour guide of Kanazawa. We had a lot of coversations. I was deeply impressed with your heart-warming humour. No minutes had passed without joyful laugh. I appriciate your cooperation. Best regards, Takashi

Roberto Rey

United States
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 20/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Roberto Rey Thank you for hiring me as the tour guide for Kanazawa. It was very hot and humid day on your tour date. Kanazawa has clear four seasons, and it is very nice in spring and fall. I hope you will visit kanazawa again. Best regards, Takashi

Richard Broudy

United States
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Tour: #32474, World heritage Shirakawago and Gokayama village one-day tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 16/15

Takashi is a very pleasant person and tried to please us, but his English is very poor and not only could we not understand him, he seemed unable to understand our questions and could only provide what seemed like pre-prepared facts about the locations we visited. Again, Takashi was a very warm and caring man and put forth a lot of effort to make things run smoothly. The English was the problem.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Almost all my customers have said " Your English is very good. How do you learn English?". I am sorry for your dissatisfaction. It is very much regrettable that you failed to communicate well with me. I will try my best to receive satisfaction from customers as usual. I also try my best to make my guiding tours memorable and enjoyable as usual. Takashi

Richard Broudy

United States
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 15/15

Takashi is a very pleasant person and tried to please us, but his English is very poor and not only could we not understand him, he seemed unable to understand our questions and could only provide what seemed like pre-prepared facts about the locations we visited. Again, Takashi was a very warm and caring man and put forth a lot of effort to make things run smoothly. The English was the problem.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Most my customers have said during their tours that " Your English is very good. How do you learn English?". I am sorry for your dissatisfaction. It is very much regrettable that you failed to communicate well with me. I will try my best to receive satisfaction from customers as usual. I also try my best to make my guiding tours memorable and enjoyable as usual. Takashi

Ellen Krasnow

United States
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Tour: #32474, World heritage Shirakawago and Gokayama village one-day tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 23/15

Takashi was a wonderful guide and we had an excellent day visiting Shirakawag, Gokayame and the woodworking town. After we returned he even took us to the information booth at the train station to get us directions to see other things in Kanazawa. He went beyond what we expected.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ellen Thank you very much for 5-star evaluation.We were able to visit many places because of using a taxi as transportation.We visited two Gassho farmhouse villages (Shirakawago,Suganuma),Japanese paper making workshop and wood carving town.We had a hailstorm in the afternoon while we were driving on the valley road.It is a rare encounter to have a hailstorm there in summer. Your heart-warming comments make me really happy and encourage me to work hard for a good guiding service.Best regards,Takashi

Frans Kapiteijn

Australia
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 8/15

Wonderful day, Our guide was very good and gave us a insite into the history of the region. We had a fantastic time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lynette Thank you very much for your 5 star evaluation about my tour service in Kanazawa. Kanazawa is my home town, and really a beautiful city. Kenrokuen garden is wonderful. I am happy to know that you enjoyed the tour of Kanazawa with my tour guide service. Best regards, Takashi

Li Fang

United States
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 7/15

Very knowledgeable, and friendly! I enjoy this tour a lot!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Li Fang Thank you very much for 5 star evaluation to my tour guide. Kanazawa is rich in culture, history,and traditional arts and crafts. I hope you will visit Kanazawa again and see more about Kanazawa. It is really a beautiful city. Thank you again. Takashi

David Gilo

United States
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 16/14

Takashi is an excellent guide, he is very knowledgeable, he love his work. we spent a whole day with him from 9am to 5pm. We were interested in Japanese pottery - he changed his regular itinerary to accommodate us. He was willing to repeat the information to make sure that we understood it. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David Gilo Thank you very much for the highest Star Rating for my guiding service. During the tour, we enjoyed Matcha green tea and Japanese Wagashi sweet at Kenrokuen garden tea house in the morning and Ohi pottery artisan's house in the afternoon.It was really a memorable day for me,too. I'm happy to know that you enjoyed the tour. Thank you very much again. Takashi

Richard Teo

Malaysia
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 8/14

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard Teo Thank you very much for the highest Star Rating for my guiding tours. We had three fine days during the tours even when a big typhoon was approaching. I am very much impressed that everybody in your party really enjoyed the tour, and always had a smile in a face.It was momorable tours for me,too. Thank you very much again. Takashi

Debbie Fleischman

United States
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 14/14

We had a wonderful time with Takashi. Even before our trip he was helpful and responsive to multiple email questions.As a guide he was prompt, patient and amazingly knowledgeable. There wasn't a question we asked that he didn't know the answer to. He was also very flexible about arranging the schedule to our interests, and generous with his time. He was very helpful in dealing with my elderly parents who accompanied us and who needed additional care and attention. We recommend him unhesitatingly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Debbie, Thank you very much for the highest star rating to my Kanazawa tour. It was a fine day, but hot and humid in the morning. We strolled around in the Kenrokuen garden. I am sure you enjoyed the garden, and had a memorable day. It was a rain in the afternoon. But we were able to visit our desired places. Over all it was a nice day for the tour. Best regards, Takashi

Debbie Fleischman

United States
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Tour: #36761, Old merchant town Takayama one-day tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 12/14

We had a wonderful time with Takashi.Even before our trip he was helpful and responsive to multiple email questions.As a guide he was prompt, patient and amazingly knowledgeable. There wasn't a question we asked that he didn't know the answer to. He was also very flexible about arranging the schedule to our interests, and generous with his time. He was very helpful in dealing with my elderly parents who accompanied us and who needed additional care and attention. We recommend him unhesitatingly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Debbie Fleischman, Thank you very much for your highest rating to my tour guide service in Takayama. I am happy to know that you and your family enjoyed the tour of Takayama. Takayama was crowded with tourists both domestic and abroad due to the Bon season,family cemetory visiting period. But, I am sure you have many nice memories to bring back to your home. I really appriciate that I was able to meet your wonderful family to guide in Takayama. Regards, Takashi M.

Adrian Kister

Australia
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 4/14

We had a very nice day with Takashi. As we were travelling with 3 little children, Takashi was very accommodating and patient. We got a great sense for the area.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Adrian Kister, Thank you very much for your highest rating for my tour in Kanazawa. Kanazawa is really a beautiful city, and I appriciate that you picked up Kanazawa as one of your visiting places. Unfortunately It was a rainy day, but I am very much happy to know that you enjoyed the tour in Kanazawa. Thank you very much once again. Regards, Takashi M.

Lynette Smith

Australia
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 2/14

We had a wonderful day with Takashi. I had some mobility issues so he slowed the pace for me and ensured I was comfortable at all times. A very kind gentleman who made us feel welcome. He was very knowledgeable and we learnt a lot about Japan. We really enjoyed his explanation of the meaning of the features in Japanese gardens. He took us to a great place for an excellent , well priced Japanese lunch. He tailored the day to suit us and we would not hesitate to use him as a guide again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lynette Smith, Thank you very much for your highest rating to my tour in Kanazawa. You arrived Kanazawa on a cruise ship " Diamond Princess ". It was really hot day, but we tried to take shade to avoid strong sun light. Fortunately there are lots of trees in the Kenrokuen garden, and we were able to take shade in a comfortable breeze. Kanazawa is really a beautiful city, and I appriciate that you chose Kanazawa, my home town for one of your visiting cities. Thank you very much again. Regards, Takashi

Kara Roche

United States
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 16/14

We had a fabulous day with Takashi-san in Kanazawa! Arriving by bus at night, we were a little disconcerted that Kanazawa was much bigger and modern than we had anticipated; however, Takashi had us all convinced by the end of our 8-hour tour that Kanazawa is a must see city when traveling through Japan. We had a long list of sites to see, and Takashi hit all of our requests and squeezed in a few of his favorite spots as well. He never slowed down and was as upbeat at 5:00pm as he had been at 9:00am. Thx!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kara Roche, Thank you very much for your highest rating to my guiding service in Kanazawa. I also appriciate that you highly recommend Kanazawa, my home town as a must for tourists. Kanazawa is really a beautiful city, and has one of the best gardens in Japan. I am very happy to know you and your family enjoyed Kanazawa. I express my gratitude for your generous token for my guiding service. Thank you very much. Regards, Takashi M.

Dan Marcus

United States
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Tour: #30867, Kenrokuen garden Kanazawa castle park half day tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 2/14

Very nice man , very reliable ,but his English is not good enough .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Most my customers have said during my tour guiding that " Your English is very good". " How do you learn English ? ". Sorry for your dissatiafaction. I try my best to make my guiding tours memorable and enjoyable.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments Dan, in order to assess Takashi's English skill level, I ask all travellers interested in tours with him to watch the video he uploaded to his profile, that will give you a good idea of how he sounds.

Elise Harper

Australia
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 25/13

Troy Tucker

Australia
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 27/13

Takashi-san provided a fantastic tour for us while we were in Kanazawa. We found his English to be excellent and his knowledge of the city to be superb. He also modified the tour slightly for us during the day when the walking was becoming a bit much for our five year old son. The gold leaf and pottery workshops were excellent and parts of Kanazawa that we would not have found by ourselves. I would definitely recommend Takashi-san to anyone looking for a tour in Kanazawa. Regards Troy and family

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am very happy to know that you and your family enjoyed the tour in Kanazawa. Thank you very much for your kind cooperation. I had very busy days in April and May. So, please forgive me for my delayed email to you. Thank you very much.From Takashi.

Jill Clay

United Kingdom
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Tour: #30867, Kenrokuen garden Kanazawa castle park half day tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 2/13

The best guide we have ever had, funny, kind. And informative. A must to help you around Kanazawa!

Jinnine Ridge

Australia
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Tour: #40852, Takayama half day tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 13/13

Takashi was very professional and friendly. He accomodated our busy schedule. We would highly recommend Takashi for a Guide. Thank you from the Ridge family.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am very happy to hear that the Ridge family had a momorable and enjoyable tour in Takayama. It was a fine day even in winter. We were able to visit many places. Thank you very much for your heart warming comment on my guide service. It encourages my guide service very much. From Takashi.

George Brenan

Murrumbateman, NSW, Australia
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 30/12

Takashi was able to enhance our experience and understanding, and was very responsive to our areas of interest. He comes highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear George Brenan I am happy to know that you enjoyed the tour in Kanazawa very much. Here in Kanazawa we have many rainy days. In November weather here is not good. Cold mass hits the mountains and dumps a lot of rain. The rain will soon turn to snow. Anyway, thank you very much for hiring me as your guide in Kanazawa. From Takashi

George Brenan

Murrumbateman, NSW, Australia
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Tour: #36761, Old merchant town Takayama one-day tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 26/12

We were very happy with the time spent on this tour, gaining a new level of understanding, and being introduced to some artisans we would never have met otherwise

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am really happy to hear that you enjyed my tour in Takayama. It was really a great day for the tour. Fine day and not crowded. Thank you very much. From Takashi

Chee Meng Wong

Singapore
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Tour: #32474, World heritage Shirakawago village one-day tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 11/12

Takashi knows the places well as he came fully prepared with photos and facts on all the places of interests that he brought us to. He was also very flexible to adjust the sequence and places of visits to suit our needs. He is highly recommended if you are looking for a local tour guide to visit Kanazawa and Shirakawago without a vehicle.

Joanna Mitro

United States
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 9/12

Excellent tour; a great way to see Kanazawa. Takashi was very knowledgeable and accomodating. The tour was designed with our interests in mind. He even added an extra location at the end of the day -- a very interesting pottery establishment. After touring with him for the day, we felt comfortable going around Kanazawa on our own the next day to visit a few additional sites. We felt he rushed us a bit through the gift shop areas of the businesses we visited, but overall we were very happy with the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am very much happy to know that you've enjoyed Kanazawa. I will do my best to fulfill customers' desire. Thank you very much. From Takashi.

Keiko Sigmund

United States
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Tour: #31752, World heritage Ainokura village of Gokayama one-day tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 8/12

Takashi was very professional and knowledgeable of the area. He explained us clearly but in details about the historical background.