Debra HachenUnited States
One of the most enjoyable tours ever - and I have been on (and led) many. Communication excellent. Your pre-planning for Shimizu made it come alive for us - just the right balance of historical/cultural explanation and perfect timing that never felt rushed. Your joy was contagious - seeing Mt. Fuji with snow first time this season. The day flowed so beautifully - only sorry we had only a few hours with you! How lucky you spotted the rare October cherry blossoms and then made sure we stopped for photos.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ms. Debra, Greeting from Hiroko. Thank you so much for your warm comments for the tour. It was a great day as we saw the beautiful and perfect Mt.Fuji with the first snow on the top and unexpected October cherry blossoms. This is all thanks to you and youe member who brought this wonderful day. Good memories stay in our minds and hearts. I hope to see you all again! Please enjoy the crusing and give my regards to all. Best regards, Hiroko
Hiroko was a great guide. She provided lots of information and her English was good. She is a tiny little thing but with a big smile and personality!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Gayle, Greeting from Japan. The time has flied so first that we are in Autumn beautiful season. Thank you very much for your warm comments on the tour and I hope that you all are fine, having made great memories from Japan. ( shopping at The outlet in Kobe, ok?) I have actually done the tour for the cruising clients at Shimizu today and keep lovely memories from your tour. Please give my regards to your friends and hope to have wonderful lives and see you all again. Best regards, Little Hiroko
Mary LefaiverUnited States
We spent a delightful first day in Japan with Hiroko. Not only is Hiroko a lovely person, but she is also fun to spend time with-like a friend you have not met up with in a long time, and are happy to reconnect with! She guided us through the multiple transports in Hakone (we would have likely been lost otherwise) and dotted our tour with cultural commentary, insight, and historical context, which was very appreciated. I wish we could bring her along throughout our journey. Thank you so much, Hiroko!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr.&Mrs. Lefaiver, Thank you very much for your warm and thoughtful comments. I am so glad that you enjoyed the tour in Hakone. I am the one to say thank you for you as it was such a lovely time being with you. The memories we have made yesterday stays forever, making us smiling! You will have great time not only in Japan but wherever you go as you two have great personalities. If you need any help, I am always here to contact you. I hope to see you again. Please keep in touch. Best regards, Hiroko
Catherine WhitsellUnited States
Hiroko is a caring, thoughtful guide. She shows up on time, brought us to unusual & interesting places, was kind and informed. We traveled together for 3 days. I would highly recommend her!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ms. Catherine and Grayson, Thank you very much for coming to Izu and warm comments on the tour. It was so wonderful to get to know you and Grayson and I do really hope that you had a great time here. Please take care and hope to see you again! Best regards, Hiroko
Very friendly guide, good English with a good knowledge of the area and flexible to our needs. Very enjoyable tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr.&Ms.Philpott, Thank you very much for your warm comment on my tour. I really hope that you have enjoyed the tour and made great memories of Izu. Your knowledges on traveling and vision for one’ s life style have inspired me a lot. I really hope for you all have a great holiday in the cruising and again thank you very much. Best regards, Hiroko
Hiroko had a great knowledge of the local area including in-depth knowledge of the history and cultural heritage. She took us to major highlights, but also showed us much of the ordinary residential and commercial areas. Her English was excellent and she was very caring and patient with my husband who had trouble negotiation the many steps at the Shrine. She even went to the trouble of giving us home made postcards of Mt.Fiji and some paper origami of Mt. Fuji. We definite recommend Hiroko to everyone
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr.&Ms. Barty, Thank you very much for the warm comments. I appreciate you very much for having given me the opportunity to guide you and show you around here. It was wonderful day for me to get to know Mr.&Ms.Barty. I really hope that you have made great memories here and continue to have a good cruising. Please stay well and I hope to see you again. Best regards, Hiroko
Kathleen MoonUnited States
Hiroko showed us Shimizu which for such a small city had big sights-Mt. Fuji! We had a lovely view all day of Mt. Fuji and Hiroko made sure we went to many advantage points to do so. She also had personalized touches like visiting a tea farm and being allowed to walk out into the tea bushes with the majestic mountain as a backdrop for pictures. We learned alot of history of Japan which we enjoyed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathleen and the group members, Thank you very much for having visited Shimizu and chosen me as a guide. I am very glad that you enjoyed the tour and the view of Mt. Fuji. I hope that you add the time of Shimizu as your new memory. Please give my regards to all the members and stay well. Best regards, Hiroko