Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Nagasaki-Japan by Tour Guide Miyuki O. (Guide #2323)


Kevin Held

United States
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Tour: #12007, Nagasaki city One Day Tour, Nagasaki, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 30/20

An incredible day, starting at Glovers Garden overlooking the harbor, continuing on to the Atomic Museum and Peace Park. Then we had an amazing lunch together in a traditional Japanese style restaurant with local Nagasaki delicacies. After lunch, we explored so many temples and shrines. Overall, a perfect day. In my opinion, this was the best way to see Nagasaki in a day. I got to see the highlights and hear personal stories. I would recommend Miyuki to anyone who wants a great tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comment and high rating, Kevin! I also enjoyed listening your comments about the porcelain and cutlery in Dejima. Hope you would enjoy the rest of your days in Japan!

Margaret (Maggie) OGrady

Australia
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Tour: #42378, Your First Nagasaki, Nagasaki, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 15/19

Our first time visit to Nagasaki was enhanced by our local guide Miyuki who we found to be a charming considerate and very informative guide. We saw and enjoyed so many experiences from the emotional time spent st Peace Memorial Park and Museum, a traditional Japanese lunch, sharing matcha ice cream and fun visit to Glover Gardens during our one day in Nagasaki. Thank you Miyuki for a great day!��⛩��‍♀️

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comment and ratiing for my tour! It was a memorable day for me as well though it was extremely hot. I wish you all the best for your family and the new little one!

David Ballin

Australia
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Tour: #42378, Your First Nagasaki, Nagasaki, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 8/19

Miyuki was an excellent guide in every way when she took us around the places we wanted to see in Nagasaki. She was ready to leave early and worked hard all day to make it a special day for us. Miyuki had lots of local insights and interesting stories. She demonstrated a great knowledge of her city as well as the wider world. She had a fine sense of humour and she attended to our needs and comforts. It was a great decision to have her take us around Nagasaki, as she is courteous, thoughtful and articulate

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your warm comment, David. I am also impressed with your knowledge and interest for Nagasaki. I had a wonderful time with you though it was really really hot today! Hope you would enjoy the rest of your days in Japan!

Mina Okochi

United States
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Tour: #12007, Nagasaki city half day tour, Nagasaki, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 17/19

Miyuki-san was an amazing guide and my family and I had a great time visiting Nagasaki with her. She is informative, well organized and polite. She has a deep knowledge of each site and she made the tour very interesting. I highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your high rating and warm commnet, Mina-san! I also had a wonderful time with your beautiful and nice family. Have a safe trip back to your home.

Brandon Pelsmaeker

United States
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Tour: #12007, Nagasaki city One Day Tour, Nagasaki, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 4/19

Miyuki is a very competent and skilled guide that allows the client to set the pace of the tour, never feeling rushed or pressed for time. Miyuki has a tremendous amount of knowledge to share about the city and is very passionate to share what she knows about all of the various historic sites of Nagasaki. I very much recommend Miyuki as a guide for your next day trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your high rating and comment, Brandon! I was really happy that you had much interest in Nagasaki, my home town. Pls come back to Japan and hope to see you again.

Daniel van Cauteren

Belgium
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Tour: #42378, Your First Nagasaki, Nagasaki, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 2/19

Miyuki was a very good guide for our visit to Nagasaki. She is very well organized, polite and very friendly. She showed us all interesting spots in Nagasaki and gave great information. Her English is very good. We highly recommend her services.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Daniel, Thank you for your high rating and comment! I also enjoyed showing my hometown and my favourite coffe shop to you. Hope to see you again!

Elena Varshavskaya

United States
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Tour: #42378, Your First Nagasaki, Nagasaki, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 18/19

Miyuki Ogawa is an excellent tour guide. Miyuki showed Nagasaki to a class of college art students from the Rhode Island School of Design during their study abroad program in Japan. Miyuki's explanations were highly informative, clear and to the point. Organization of all visits was just excellent with a perfect balance of instruction and time to experience each place. We are very grateful to Miyuki for making our visit to Nagasaki so rich and memorable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elena, thank you for your commnet and high rating. I had a wonderful time with you and your students. Hope to see you agian!

Vincent Mun Choy Lee

Singapore
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Tour: #34692, Churches and Christian sites in Nagasaki city centre, Nagasaki, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 20/18

Miyuki is very friendly, informative and accommodating to our requests. She really made our visit to Nagasaki truly memorable and we consider ourselves blessed to have had her as our tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Vincent! I really had a wonderful time with you and your family. It was a memorably tour for me as well before the Christmas. Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas!

Vincent Mun Choy Lee

Singapore
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Tour: #34692, Churches and Christian sites in Nagasaki city centre, Nagasaki, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 19/18

Gary Uyemura

United States
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Tour: #12007, Nagasaki city One Day Tour, Nagasaki, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 15/18

Miyuki saved us time by figuring out the best spots in Nagasaki and routing us to them with ease.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your high rating and comment, Gary! I also had a wonderful time with you. Please have a safe trip back to your home!

Stephen Barker

Japan
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Tour: #34692, Churches and Christian sites in Nagasaki city centre, Nagasaki, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 24/18

Miyuki-san did a great job of introducing my family and I to the highlights of Nagasaki. She really added a lot context and value to the sites we visited. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephen, Thank you for your high rating and comment! I really had a wonderful time with a beautiful family in Nagasaki. Hope to see you again.

Andrew Lewis

Australia
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Tour: #12007, Nagasaki city One Day Tour, Nagasaki, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 24/18

Miyuki was an outstanding tour guide. Nothing was too much trouble. She emailed in the lead up to our tour with suggestions for the day and then happily made adjustments to accommodate some changes we asked for on the day. Miyuki is very personable and we thoroughly enjoyed our day with her - richer for the experience. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your high rating and warm comment! I also had a wonderful time with you. I wish you all the best of your family and the new little one!

Brian Noon

United States
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Tour: Shimabara Castle Samurai Village, Nagasaki, Japan
Date: Jul 8/18

Miyuki is amazing..great communicator, organizer, hard worker, works well with large groups..made a friend for life.

Brian Noon

United States
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Tour: #34692, Churches and Christian sites in Nagasaki city centre, Nagasaki, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 7/18

Miyuki is amazing..great communicator, organizer, hard worker, works well with large groups..made a friend for life.

Brian Noon

United States
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Tour: #34692, Churches and Christian sites in Nagasaki city centre, Nagasaki, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 6/18

Miyuki is amazing..great communicator, organizer, hard worker, works well with large groups..made a friend for life

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for high rating and warm comment , Brian! It was memorable and wonderful time for me. Hope to see you again!

Elena Yago

Spain
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Tour: #174296, Churches and Christian sites in Sotome area, the ourskirt of Nagasaki city., Nagasaki, Japan    view tour
Date: May 2/18

Miyuki brought us to the sites of the hidden Christians in Sotome. She organized a taxi service, which was comfortable and made our trip nice and enjoyable (although it was raining a lot). We could see churches and the forests where the Christians were hidden for years. Miyuki explained with detail and was also flexible to organise the tour according to our interests. I stongly recommend her tour, specially since these sites will probably be UNESCO World Heritage soon. Thank you so much, Miyuki!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yes, it was a really memorable tour for me as well though it was raining hard. I could not show you a beautiful ocean.. still we could see and feel the atomosphere of sotome area just like in the movie 'Silence'. Next time I would like to show you beautiful ocean view of other christian sites in Nagasaki!

Elena Yago

Spain
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Tour: #34692, Churches and Christian sites in Nagasaki city centre, Nagasaki, Japan    view tour
Date: May 1/18

We visited the Christian and historical sites of Nagasaki with Miyuki. She organized the tour according to our interests and schedule. With her explanations, we could learn a lot about the amazing history of Nagasaki. She is very knowledgeable about the city, and made the tour enjoyable and interesting. It was definitely worth taking her tour. I strongly recommend it. Thank you so much, Miyuki!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your high rating and commnet, Elena! I really had a wonderful time with such a beautiful and cheerful family. Hope to see you soon next time in other christian sites in Nagasaki!

Sam Nishi

United States
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Tour: #12007, Nagasaki city One Day Tour, Nagasaki, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 8/18

Terrific DAY TOUR with Miyuki-san ~ Miyuki was more than glad to cater the afternoon to our wishes! Miyuki met us at our hotel and were able to take the tram to everywhere we wanted to go .. .. Miyuki has extensive knowledge of everywhere we went, is very friendly and did everything she can to make our tour enjoyable .. .. On our way back to the hotel, we told Miyuki that we wanted to try Whale for dinner and she quickly made reservations, helped us order and then left us to enjoy our meal ~ Domo, Miyuki

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sammy san, Thank you for your comment and high rating for my tour. I really enjoyed talking with you about the relationship among your ancestor, Mr.Glover and Satsuma! It was a wonderful meeting with a nice family. honored to be your guide!

Abby Kellett

United States
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Tour: #12007, Hasami and Arita tour from Nagasaki, Nagasaki, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 24/18

We had a lovely day with Miyuki. She helped us plan a day in the ceramics towns of Arita and Hasami. She planned a perfect day for us and was very knowledgeable about everything we did and saw. Thanks Miyuki!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Abby. I also had a wonderful day with a lovely family. I was so happy to meet with you who have the same interests for ceramics!

Robert Barnett

United States
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Tour: #42378, Your First Nagasaki, Nagasaki, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 29/17

Pedro Reis

Portugal
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Tour: #174296, Churches and Christian sites in Sotome area, the ourskirt of Nagasaki city., Nagasaki, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 19/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your high rating, Pedor. I look forward to meeting with you again!

Tony Feenstra

Canada
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Tour: #12007, Nagasaki city One Day Tour, Nagasaki, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 18/17

We had a fabulous day with Miyuki visiting the highlights other than the bomb related sights in Nagasaki . The day started by taking the ropeway to Mt Inasa lookout to get a great view of the city . Born in the Netherlands I was really looking forward to seeing Dejima which was an early outpost for the Dutch traders .After a delicious typical N. lunch we took the tram to Meganebashi Bridge and walked the temple row . A great day was had with nine of us with our wonderful guide Miyuki. Thank you very much!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your high rating and comment, Tonny. I had a wonderful time with all of you. Hope you would come back to see other sites in Nagasaki!

Pedro Reis

Portugal
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Tour: #34692, Churches and Christian sites in Nagasaki city centre, Nagasaki, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 17/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your high rating, Pedro. I look forward to meeting with you again!

Agnes Chiu

Hong Kong, OTHERS, Hong Kong
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Tour: #174296, Churches and Christian sites in Sotome area, the ourskirt of Nagasaki city., Nagasaki, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 1/17

She is polite, punctual, knowledgable, flexible considerate, helpful, resourceful, responsive, and organised; all the qualities of a guide that a tourist will ask for. But Miyuki is a natural that what makes our experience so relaxing and enjoyable, she is fluent in English, not to mention that she looked after us so well and was beyond her call of duty to find us Mass service schedule and location, arrange the Goto Island tour for us at her off hours. I have already passed her contact to my friends.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your high rating and warm comment, Agnes! I had an wonderful time with you in Sotome and Nagasaki city centre. You sounds like a reseracher of Icomos, or sounds like more professional! Hope to see you again and look forward to meeting with your friends in the near future.

Agnes Chiu

Hong Kong, OTHERS, Hong Kong
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Tour: #12007, Nagasaki city One Day Tour, Nagasaki, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 27/17

She is polite, punctual, knowledgable, flexible considerate, helpful, resourceful, responsive, and organised; all the qualities of a guide that a tourist will ask for. But Miyuki is a natural that what makes our experience so relaxing and enjoyable, she is fluent in English, not to mention that she looked after us so well and was beyond her call of duty to find us Mass service schedule and location, arrange the Goto Island tour for us at her off hours. I have already passed her contact to my friends.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your high rating and warm comment, Agnes! I had an wonderful time with you in Sotome and Nagasaki city centre. You sounds like a reseracher of Icomos, or sounds like more professional! Hope to see you again and look forward to meeting with your friends in the near future.

Ines Matos

Portugal
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Tour: #174296, Churches and Christian sites in Sotome area, the ourskirt of Nagasaki city., Nagasaki, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 24/17

I'm glad I did this tour because these places have something special of their own. The tour is very well designed and all the places have relation with one another, so you will get a overview about the issue, but the taxi drive is somewhat troublesome. Although the taxi driver was a great one in both skill and personality, the fact that you have to take the taxi drive does add to the price of the tour, burns time, and get you car-sick because of the road and all the ups and downs.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comment, Ines. Yes, it cost the taxi fare to do this tour epecially for a single traveller. As you see, these places are hard to access from the city centre and sites are dotted becuae of the history they used to settle down there escaping from persecutions. If a single traveller would visit here on the weekend, we would be able to join the bus tour along Japanese guests as I mentioned before, but we would not be able to move on our pace. Thank you for pointing out that!

Ines Matos

Portugal
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Tour: #34692, Churches and Christian sites in Kuroshima island, Nagasaki, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 23/17

Ms. Miyuki is kind, outstanding with english language, very pleasant to spend the day with. I could not have had a better guide! She sure know a lot about the subject matter and is willing to share even some extra information (about other places other than the ones we are visiting).

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comment and high rating, Ine. Your wonderful questions elicited moving answer and comments from local people. I learned a lot from you!

Lynn Green

United States
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Tour: #12007, Nagasaki city One Day Tour, Nagasaki, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 21/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lynn, Thank you for your high rating for my tour. Hope you would enjoy the rest of your days in Japan!

John O.

Nevada, 89147, United States
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Tour: #12007, Nagasaki city One Day Tour, Nagasaki, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 13/17

Miyuki is a great guide of Nagasaki. Her knowledge of the city's role in the Meiji Industrial Revolution was both informative and entertaining. She guided us to the city's major sites such as Mt. Inasa, the Peace Park and Museum, Dejima Dutch Trading Post, Glover house and gardens, and the site of the 26 Martyrs. We highly recommend her as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your high rating and comment, John. I really had a wonderful time with you and your pleasant family!

David Grossman

United States
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Tour: #12007, Nagasaki city One Day Tour, Nagasaki, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 2/17

Miyuki O is an excellent tour guide. She had an email exchange with us prior tour visit, and helped us customize our one day tour of Nagasaki. It was an extremely hot day particularly in the afternoon, and she helped us by adjusting the tour to a pace we could handle. She was very knowledgeable about Nagasaki's history and could answer all our questions with ease. She is an extremely pleasant person to be with, and we were very pleased with the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comment and high rating, David! I really had a wonderful time with you. I enjoyed answering your interesting questions:-) Hope you would enjoy the rest of your days in Japan.