Ms Yuko is very friendly, cheerful and knowledgeable about the places she guided. She made our tour to Otaru a very memorable one. We will definitely engage her in future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Clarind san, Valerie san and Amy sama Thank you very much for your kind comments. We had 4 tours together and I was very happy to be your gide in Sapporo, Otaru, Shiraoi Noboribetsu, and finally Asahikawa, must-see places in winter. Moreover you tried 3 famous ramens, Sapporo ramen, Hakodate ramen and Asahikawa ramen, Otaru Naruto chiken, that is wonderful!. I was so grateful for my time with you and I wish your continued happiness and good health.
Yuke Shean FooMalaysia
Yuko san is a great tour guide. She is experienced, very kind and caring. My family like her so much. We will revisit Sapporo again in no time and find her for meal.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Yukeshean Foo sama Thank you very much for your kind feedback. After you come back to Sapporo, I guided 3 tours. I was happy to guide you to must-see places in Sapporo. My reward is your happy smile. I was so grateful for my time with you. Hokkaido has many to offer and I hope you can come back to Hokkaido in flowering season. Please take good care of yourselves. I wish your family's continued happiness and good health.
Jacquelyn YonemuraSoquel, CALIFORNIA, United States
We had one more person than the description said was the maximum number and I emailed Yuko and she immediately emailed me back staying that the price would be the same. She met us at our hotel and took us to Yoichi first explaining the history of how it was founded. We then went to Otaru and had lunch at a seaside restaurant. From there we went to the Aoyama Mansion which was very interesting and was one of the highlights of the tour. I highly recommend Yuko.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jacquelyn Yonemura sama Thank you very much for your feedback. It is my pleasure to welcome you who travel all the way to Hokkaido. This is Omotenashi, the hospitality in Japanese way and I am happy to see happy faces of my clients. Sapporo had first snowfall on October 23rd and nearby mountains are capped with snow now. Autumn foliage in Hokkaido this year was best in last 5years! I wish you all the best! Yuko
John WatsonUnited States
Very knowledgeable, interesting, and friendly. I highly recommend Yuko as a guide. She did a great job and I had a good time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John Watson sama I am so grateful for my time with you and I was really impressed with your supports and dedication for children in Ofunato. I hope your next visit to Ofunato this summer will be fruitful and enjoyable . I am so glad to know that you were able to meet your old friend in Hokkaido.
Yoku deserves a 5 star rating! She's very passionate about her job and has delivered more than expected. I highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rod sama and Anne sama Thank you very much for your kind comment and suggestions. With your advice, we changed Yoichi Nikki distillery in the afternoon so that you can enjoy whiskey leisurely. Peony at a herring millionaire's house was beautiful. Otaru and Yoichi Nikka Distillery are very good choices and I am so grateful for my time with you. I am so happy to know that you tried Otaru wine. Hokkaido is a treasure trove of food and drinks. I hope you will come back to Hokkaido again.
This is our 2nd day under Yuko's guidance. She is highly recommended! good english and very flexible!
A very interesting and informative tour. Yuko-san managed everything with the usual Japanese efficiency. Yuko-san had prepared plenty of information and was able to arrange a wonderful fresh seafood lunch. Her excellent English and natural warmth and charm made her a wonderful guide. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard sama Thank you very much for your warm comments. I really appreciate for your consideration and generousity to my birthday. I am glad to know that your group enjoyed freshly cooked crab. Yes, freshly cooked crab is really sweet and a specila treat. Your bottle opener( looking like a gold ingot) is fabulous, I will remember you every time I use it. I was grateful for my time with you. I wish your continued success and good health. Remember me to everyone.
Stewart RamsdaleUnited Kingdom
Yuko is an excellent guide. She knows the area very well. Yuko knows all the history of the area. I highly recomend using Yuko for any future tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stewart Ramsdale sama Thank you very much foryou kindest comment. I was so gratedor for my time with you, I enjoyed conversation with you, too. Otaru is a lovely old city and we were able to enjoy the quiet and nostalgic atmosphere yesterday. I am also very glad to know NHK TV program is on the air in UK! I wish you have pleasant journey in Japan and your continued happiness and good health. All the best Yuko
Lori HiramatsuUnited States
Yuko was AWESOME!!! We had a rather large group of 10 including 2 senior members, one who had a wheelchair, and she was so patient and helpful in getting us around. We were able to do everything was we wanted. She also went the extra mile to go back the next day to get the glasses were made in the glass blowing sessions. Now, that is incredible service. If you need a guide in Japan, I highly recommend you use Yuko. She was recommended by a relative and we were so glad we were able to to get her. :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lori Hiramatsu sama Thank you very much for your kind and warm comments. I am impressed wity your love and kind consideration for your family. I am so grateful for my time with you. You are the first guests who tried glassmaking in Otaru! You made such beautiful glasswares. It will give you a lasting memory of your trip to Japan. Please take care of yourselves. Remember me to your family. Best regards Yuko
Michael L.Hong Kong
I had a wonderful time with Yuko san. We visited the Nikka Whiskey Museum in Yoichi and walked the streets of the sleepy town Otaru. Her knowledge of the places we visited is impressive and her spirited and concise delivery of the information clearly showed that she was a very experienced tour guide. Yuko san is also a very hospitable and engaging guide which meant there was hardly a dull moment during our little tour. Thank you !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael Leow sama Thank you very much for you kind comment. I was very glad that you chose a live arab and freshly boiled crab in Sankaku Fish Market. It was my pleasure to share time together and local experience. I am so grateful for my time with you. I wish your continued success and good health. Best wishes Yuko
Priscilla Van DijykNew Zealand
A wonderful guide who is flexible, attention to detail, all those little things you did made the difference. Getting us into the Tapanyaki resturant was appreciated.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Priscilla sama I am very glad to have you in Hokkaido and thank you for choosing Hokkaido for your last destination during your Japan trip. I am so grateful for my time with you. I am very happy to take you to Fomer Toyama Villa to see peonies ih the front garden. It is my pleasure to meet your requests in Hokkaido. I will cherish your gift, too. I wish your pleasant journey to New Zealand. Please take care of yourselves. All the best Yuko
Judy KomatsuUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for kindest comment. Local experience is unique to travelers in an out of Japan. I am very glad that you liked Naruto chicken, melon soft cream, kamaboko fish paste. I am also glad you were able to find souvenirs for your family. It is my great pleasure to serve you. 一期一会 is really true. Remember me to your father, too.
Siew Lan N.Temerloh, PAHANG, Malaysia
Yuko was among my list of best tour guide(s) from my years of travelling in different countries and experiencing the services of tour guides.She certainly was a very patient,caring and responsible tour guide.My group of 11 people was very satisfied with her services.She is very helpful and caring. My 81 years old uncle was certainly impressed and was all praised for her help in getting back his backpack left behind in the taxi which has dropped us off for lunch in Otaru.She is indeed fabulous.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Siew Lan Ng sama Thank you very mcuh for your kind comments. I am glad to know you had a good time in Sapporo and arrived Malaysia safely. I am so grateful for my time with you. All the best Yuko
Yuko is a very helpful and good guide. She knows a lot about Hokkaido.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mela Ochoa sama Thank you very much for your evaluation. I hope you are all well. I was so grateful for my time with you. I wish your continued happiness and good health.
Our Otaru and Yoichi tour was the second of our two days touring with Yuko. Once again Yuko filled our day with history, culture, food and fun. A wonderful experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tima Scott sama Thank you very for you feedback. Sapporo is now welcoming short summer and the weather is still dry and cool. I will send you cool breeze from Sapporo and Otaru. Nikka Whiskey and Otaru are packed with tourists as usual. I cherish my memory with you. I wish you and your friends continued happiness and good health. Have a wonderful summer season! Best wishes Yuko
Allan ChockUnited States
Yuko was top notch as a tour guide. Knowledgable and very attentive and caring. We dealt with severe snowy weather and walked a lot with icy conditions. She was always helpful to those of us who had challenges in dealing with the cold and icy conditions. Yuko accommodated us by allowing tweaks in changing from bus to train mode so we could squeeze more time in Yoichi and Otaru. She met us early and stayed well past the normal end of tour. She helped tour members solidify other plans outside the tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Allan sama Thank you vey much for your kind consideration. It was really nice to talk with you and your group. It was a big surprise to me that we both spent our green days in Iowa. I found we were lucky to be able to visit NIkka. Nikka will be closed for new years holidays from 12/25. The weather was fluctuating, and you have experienced all kinds of winter weather at one time. You were very good to walk on icy road. I hope your continued good health and happiness. Remember me to your friends.
A very enjoyable tour. Well worth it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kenny Wong sama Thank you very much for your feedback. It has been alomst one year and I am very happy to hear from you. Otaru and Yoichi is still very popular and aged Nikka whiskey bottles are all gone. Sapporo will have autumn foliage season again. I wish your continued good health and happiness. Best regards Yuko
Geraldine CabreraUnited States
We booked Yuko for the Yoichi and Otaru tour and she was fantastic! Her english was excellent and also provided great suggestions for must-dos in Hokkaido. She went above and beyond four our group - and we accomplished seeing many sights while enjoying them at the same time. We went on many different private tours during our 2.5 week stay in Japan and Yuko was the best out of all of them by far! We would definately book her again for other tours the next time we visit.