Donna C.SEAL BEACH, CA, United States
Ikue met with us prior so she could tailor our tour. We had a lovely trip to Takachiro Gorge and surrounding area. Ikue arranged a private taxi and planned visits to other local areas of interest. She was knowledgeable about the culture, history and geology of the sites. She was professional and helpful. Since we booked a 2nd tour with her for the following day, she suggested we consider staying overnight in the area. That gave us time to relax and enjoy everything more. We had a delightful day!
Ch ChanHong Kong
Highly recommended. Kobori-san is extremely patient before and during the trip. She was extremely thorough in introducing the history and highlights of the attractions. Our schedule: Kumamoto > Shirakawa Suigen > shochu brewery (takachiho) > Takachiho Gorge (boat ride) > Amanoyasugawara > sake brewery (aso) > South Aso > Aso We visited plenty of scenery spots and were able to make the best use of our time because of Kobori-san's directions. We definitely recommend this tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ch: Thank you very much for your review. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed the tour. Please be informed how much I was happy to serve your happy mother with two young gentlemen. With warmest regards, Ikue
Alice WongUnited States
Ikue's service is top notch starting from prebooking inquiries to conduction of the tours. Because we were first time visitors to Kyushu we had a lot of questions and Ikue was always punctual and patient in addressing all of my questions and concerns. She helped me with many of my pretour questions, and even made many excellent suggestions for me. She met us punctually at our hotel in Kumamoto and led us on two tours. She arranged airport pick up service to make it so convenient for us!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alice, Thank you very much for choosing Kyushu this time. Also, thank you for your great review. I very much enjoyed exchanging messages with you when you were developing the best itinerary for your group. I do hope that all of you enjoyed different features of Kyushu. Ikue
Chee Meng WongSingapore
Our tour guide is really friendly and insightful. We learnt a lot about the Japanese culture from her and we would recommend her to our friends in the future.
We toured with Ikue for 3 days seeing some of the lovely sights in and around Kumamoto. Ikue was very helpful in her communications before the trip, responding to our interests, and developing itineraries to suit. Before our trip, and at her own initiative, she also communicated with our hotel and car rental company to ensure that we got the best deal. Ikue's English is excellent, and she is very well prepared with background information and maps in folders. We were so pleased to get to know Ikue.
Max Eber X.Brazil
Guided by Ikue-san , I have travelled to Takachiho gorge and its surroundings, as well as to Kumamoto castle.Takachiho is said to be a power spot. And so is Ikue-san: an energetic woman who is even able to effortlessly move up/downwards the steep stairways of Kumamoto castle.Some of the deities of the region seem to have supernatural powers. I wonder if anyone of them is endowed with the ability to read minds, as Ikue-san did it when she anticipated many of my necessities. She's an attraction apart.