Nathalie RossUnited States
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
Lesley Ann MatsuwakiUnited States
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 LundUnited States
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
Lincoln BoehmUnited States
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 RichUnited States
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
Merle OrozcoUnited States
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
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 YataUnited States
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
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
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
Bethe PilchUnited States
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
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 ChinTwp of Washington, NJ, United States
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 ProvenzUnited States
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 FosterUnited Kingdom
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
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
Mark BaratsUnited States
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
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
Robin LangsamUnited States
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 LiebowitzUnited States
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 ReyUnited States
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 BroudyUnited States
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
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 FangUnited States
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 GiloUnited States
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
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 FleischmanUnited States
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
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.
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 RocheUnited States
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.
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.
George BrenanMurrumbateman, NSW, Australia
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
Joanna MitroUnited States
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.