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
Ann N.Montebello, NY, United States
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
D V.United States
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
Nik AskaroffUnited Kingdom
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
Francine VersalieUnited States
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
Gabrielle B.United States
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
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
Maggie TaylorUnited Kingdom
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
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.
Dan MarcusUnited States
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.
Jill ClayUnited Kingdom
The best guide we have ever had, funny, kind. And informative. A must to help you around Kanazawa!