Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Takayama-Japan by Tour Guide Takashi M. (Guide #4107)


Jean Marc De Silva

United States
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 24/20

He was very knowledgeable about his hometown and very personable. He showed us everything we needed to know about Kanazawa.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jean, Thank you very much for 5-star rating and nice comment. It was a fine day, and we walked all the way throughout the tour. We walked about 15,000 steps or more. We visited Kenrokuen garden, and viewed plum blossom. 200 plum trees were blooming there. Pink flowers and white flowers were very beautiful. I am happy to know that you enjoyed the tour. Best regards, Takashi

Yean L.

Singapore
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 25/19

A gentle and patient guide, with adequate command of English. He listened to our questions carefully, and tried his best to answer them. He was informative, using his little album of pictures, which was effective in helping his message across clearly. My wife and I had an enjoyable day. I would recommend him without reservation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Yean, I appreciate 5-star rating and wonderful comment to my guide service. It was a fine day, a little bit chilly in the morning. We visited Sakuda gold leaf workshop, Higashi Geisha district, Kenrokuen garden, Kanazawa castle. We had a lunch at Omicho market. We visited Nomura Samurai house in the afternoon. We walked at our leisure., but could visit many places. Thank you very much for your generous token to me. Best regards, Takashi

Ridzuan Tahir

Malaysia
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Tour: #32474, UNSCO World heritage Shirakawago and Gokayama village one-day tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 22/19

We had a great tour of Gokayama and Shirakawago area with Takashi. He has planned the trip meticulously and the trip is very smooth although it's by public transport on a busy day. He communicates well explaining the culture and background of the places we visited and very accommodative to our interest and priorities. He is very responsive and has good time management. I highly recommend Takashi.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ridzuan, Thank you very much for the top evaluation and nice comment to my guiding. It was relatively nice day for the tour, partially fine in the morning, cloudy in the afternoon, but a little bit cold wind.We visited Ainokura, Suganuma and Shirakawago. I remember that your family and the grandmother of Kanada house took a picture at the big family hearth.I am happy that you enjoyed the tour. Best regards, Takashi

Debbie Finato

United States
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Tour: #299437, UNESCO World Heritage Shirakawago and Old Castle town Kanazawa Tour from Kanazawa, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 19/19

Takashi was very punctual and accommodating. We accidentally went to the gardens and castle the day before his tour and he substituted other worthwhile activities during that time. He really knows Kanazawa and showed us some interesting things. Would use him again for a tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Debbie, I am grateful for the best star mark to my guide service. It was a bit cold day, drizzling in the morning and having temporary partial blue sky in the afternoon.We went to Shirakawago, and visited Observation deck and Wada farmhouse. In Kanazawa, we visited Omicho market, Sakuda gold leaf workshop, Higashi Geisha district, 21st century contemporary art museum and Nomura Samurai house. I am impressed that you were interested in the history and culture of these regions. Best regards, Takashi

Andrew Lawless

United States
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Tour: #299437, UNESCO World Heritage Shirakawago and Old Castle town Kanazawa Tour from Kanazawa, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 15/19

Takashi-san is the most energetic tour guide I've ever had! He was able to show me everything I wanted to see in Shirakawa-go and Kanazawa, all in one day. He is truly willing to go the extra mile. I would recommend booking a tour with him to get the most out of your stay in Kanazawa.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrew, I am glad of having the top evaluation to my tour service. It was a fine day,but a little bit chilly for approaching Winter. We visited UNESCO World Heritage site Shirakawago in the morning and Kanazawa in the afternoon. Observation deck and Kanda Gassho farmhouse in Shirakawago. Myoryuji Ninja temple, Nomura Samurai house and Omicho market in Kanazawa. I am happy to know that you enjoyed the tour with me. Best regards, Takashi

Judith Rosso

United States
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 6/19

Takashi is super! He is very knowledgeable and we had a great day learning from him, getting to so many highlights of Kanazawa. He taught us important things about using the public transportation as well. We could never have gotten all of this done on our own. We even found that the Kenroukuen gardens were having a free public viewing again in the evening, lit up. He helped us feel confident in how to get there and back again. We highly recommend this tour and especially with Takashi. Thank you!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Judith, Thank you very much for 5-star rating. It was a fine day and cloudy in the afternoon. You are all good walkers. We walked a lot and visited many places. Sakuda gold leaf workshop, Higashi Geisha district, Kenrokuen garden, Kanazawa castle, Gyokusen-in-maru garden, Omicho market, Nagamachi Samurai district, Nomura Samurai house and Oyama-jinja shrine. Kanazawa is a compact city for sightseeing.I hope you will revisit Kanazawa. Best regards,Takashi

Paula Misaki Vincent

United States
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Tour: #217374, Shirakawago-Takayama one-day tour from Kanazawa, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 22/19

Another very enjoyable day spent with Takashi who escorted us from our Kanazawa Hotel, through three Gassho House towns, and dropped us at our Takayama hotel. He took us to and showed us all of the right things we'd hoped to see, explaining everything about the villages. We were once again, in Takashi's very capable hands for the entire day, and we had a grand time!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paula, I am gratefull to you for 5-star rating and wonderful comment. The tour day was slightly cloudy in the early morning. It became fine in the daytime.We visited UNESCO World Heritage sites of 2 Gokayama villages and Shirakawago village.We walked about 15 minutes to your hotel from Takayama bus stop in the late afternoon. I am really happy that you enjoyed the tour with me. Best regards, Takashi

Howard Rosenberg

United States
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 21/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Howard, I appreciate your 5-star rating to my guide service. It was cloudy, but no rain. We visited Kenrokuen garden, Kanazawa castle and many other places. You and your party are all good walkers. Thank you very much, Takashi

Paula Misaki Vincent

United States
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Tour: #103823, Noto peninsula and Wajima tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 19/19

We had such a wonderful tour from Kanazawa to the Noto Peninsula with Takashi! He speaks enough English that we were able to communicate well between us and he saw to it that we were right there with him from bus rides to tours of the Fish Market, the floats museum, lacquer shops, etc. Truly enjoyed our day with him and all of the things we experienced.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paula, Thank you very much for 5-star rating and nice comment to my guide service. It was a cloudy day, but it started raining in the afternoon. We visited Wajima lacquer ware museum shop, Kiriko huge lantern museum. We had a lunch at a Noto beef restaurant. I appreciate that you enjoyed the tour with me. Best regards, Takashi

Beat Frey

Switzerland
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Tour: #103823, Noto peninsula and Wajima tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 25/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Beat, Thank you for 4-star rating to my guide service. It was a fine day for the tour. We met quite early in the morning at Kanazawa port at 6:30AM. We visited Wajima Lacquer-ware shop building, Kiriko Lantern Museum and Shirayone rice paddy fields. Kind regards, Takashi

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

John J.

United States
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Tour: #103823, Noto peninsula and Wajima tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 17/19

My wife and I spent four days with Takashi-san, and enjoyed all of the tours of the Kanazawa area. He is knowledgeable, organized, and efficient with transportation logistics. It was enjoyable spending time with Takashi-san, his English is very good, and we would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, Thank you very much for 5-star rating and nice comment. It was a fine fall day and cool breeze. We visited Wajima Shikki Kaikan ( Wajima Lacquerware Commerce and Industry Association) , Wajima Morning Market, Wajima Kiriko Art Musuem, Wajima Kobo Nagaya, Juzo Shrine and Shiroyone Senmaida a thousand terraced rice paddies. I am very much happy to know that you enjoyed the tour with me. Best regards, Takashi

John J.

United States
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Tour: #32474, UNSCO World heritage Shirakawago and Gokayama village one-day tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 16/19

My wife and I spent four days with Takashi-san, and enjoyed all of the tours of the Kanazawa area. He is knowledgeable, organized, and efficient with transportation logistics. It was enjoyable spending time with Takashi-san, his English is very good, and we would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, I am glad of having the top rating from you. It was a fine day and refreshing air in the morning. It started raining in the late afternoon. We were luckily spared from a rain. We visited UNESCO World Heritage sited, Gokayama Suganuma and Shirakawago. I remember that you concentrated to take spider photos at Gassho farmhouse. We walked a lot for the tour. Best regards, Takashi

John J.

United States
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Tour: #36761, Old merchant town Takayama one-day tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 15/19

My wife and I spent four days with Takashi-san, and enjoyed all of the tours of the Kanazawa area. He is knowledgeable, organized, and efficient with transportation logistics. It was enjoyable spending time with Takashi-san, his English is very good, and we would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, I appreciate the best evaluation to my guide service. It was a fine day, a little bit cool in the morning and hot later. We came across a Buddhist merorial service taken place by Tea-ceremony party at Takayama Kokubunji temple. They built a sacred bonfire while the ceremony. We visited Takayama Hachiman shrine. We went to Furukawa in the afternoon. We saw beautiful colored-carps swimming in the canal stream there. Thank you very much, Takashi

John J.

United States
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 14/19

My wife and I spent four days with Takashi-san, and enjoyed all of the tours of the Kanazawa area. He is knowledgeable, organized, and efficient with transportation logistics. It was enjoyable spending time with Takashi-san, his English is very good, and we would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, Thank you very much for 5-star rating and wonderful comment. It was a hot day. There was a little bit cool wind in the morning. We encountered a newly wed couple clad in gorgeous wedding Kimono at Kotoji two legged stone lantern of Kenrokuen garden. It was getting hotter in the afternoon. After lunch, your wife returned back to your hotel to take a rest. We continued our tour. I am happy to know that you enjoyed the tour with me. Best regards, Takashi

Teresa Mccue

United States
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 8/19

Takashi was an absolutely wonderful guide. He met us at the dock and helped us quickly navigate the subway to begin our tour of wonderful Kanazawa. He was the perfect Guide for our group. He was very personable and we enjoyed his informational narratives at the stops we had requested. When a member of our group was not feeling well due to the heat, he quickly and promptly guided us to a spot where she could rest and recover while our tour went on. Takashi was fabulous!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Teresa, Thank you very much for the highest rate evaluation and wonderful comment to my guide service. It was a very hot day. We visited Gold leaf workshop, Higashi Chaya Geisha district, Kenrokuen garden and Kanazawa castle. We dropped by several buildings to avoid hot temperature of outside and to cool ourselves. I appreciate your kind cooperation for the tour. Best regards, Takashi

Stephen Watmough

United Kingdom
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Tour: #30867, Kenrokuen garden Kanazawa castle park half day tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 10/19

Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. Highly recommended. Very professional tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephen, Thank you very much for the best evaluation to my guide service. It was very hot day. We took rest several times at traditional arts and crafts museum and tourist information houses for feeling cool air. We visited Kenrokuen garden, Kanazawa castle, Oyama jinja shrine and Nagamachi samurai district. I am happy to know that you enjoyed the tour. Best regards, Takashi

Douglas Kosobayashi

United States
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 24/19

We were a large group with 3 generations of travelers. Takashi did an outstanding job of adjusting the tour to the needs of our group. He was very informative and we had a wonderful time and a great tour of Kanazawa.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Douglas, Thank you very much for 5-star rating and your nice comment. I do reflect your comment on meeting place and identification card. It was a fine day and occasionally cloudy. We visited Kenrokuen garden, Kanazawa castle and so on. You and your party enjoyed gold leaf chopstick making experience in the afternoon. Thank you very much for hiring me as your tour guide. Best regards, Takashi

Rob Crozier

New Zealand
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 5/19

We had a wonderful day out with Takashi in Kanazawa. He spoke excellent English, was very knowledgeable when describing sights to us, and had a nice sense of humour. We would thoroughly recommend taking a tour with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rob, Thank you very much for 5-star rating and wonderful comments. It was a hot and fine day. You and your wife are really good walkers. So, we were able to visit many places. We visited Kenrokuen garden, one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan. We strolled the garden seeking the shade. At Kanazawa castle, we visited Gojukken-nagaya, a newly restored building to store weapons, armor and foods in the samurai period. Thank you very much for hiring me as your guide. Best regards, Takashi

Olivia Chua

Singapore
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Tour: #103818, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route one-day tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: May 27/19

He is an absolutely delightful guide. Very calming to travel with. He kept pace with our speed of walking and never showed any impatience as we take our time to stroll. I think he's more energetic than us! But he did not hurry us! Most helpful with commentary of the sights' history as well; and he's always thinking ahead and suggesting which side of the bus we shld sit at - to get the best photo opps etc! A very understanding guide! I would definitely use his services again n would recommend to my family

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Olivia San, Thank you very much for 5-star rating and wonderful comments to me. The tour day was a fine day. We enjoyed big snow-wall corridor walking, view of Tateyama mountain ranges & Kurobeko lake far below, 1,700-meter long one-span ropeway and Kurobeko dam lake-side walk. I am happy to know that you enjoyed the tour. Best regards, Takashi

Jiann W.

United States
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Tour: #30867, Kenrokuen garden Kanazawa castle park half day tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: May 25/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jiann, I am grateful for 5-star rating to my guide service. It was a hot day in May. You took a taxi for the tour. So, we were able to visit many sight-seeing places in Kanazawa. Gold leaf ice cream from you was very delicious. Thank you very much, Takashi

James S.

Honolulu, HI, United States
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Tour: #217374, Shirakawago-Takayama one-day tour from Kanazawa, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: May 23/19

Excellent. Always put the client before any personal considerations. Knew his subject matter. Well known by the staff at the venues.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James san, I appreciate for the top rating to my guide service. Your nice comments encourage me to work hard and to make my tour memorable and enjoyable. I am happy to know that you enjoyed Shirakawago-Takayama tour with me. Thank you very much, Takashi

Jerry Stein

United States
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: May 20/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jerry, Thank you very much for your wonderful comments and the top rating. It was a fine day, but a little bit hot. We visited Kenrokuen Garden a little bit early in the morning to availd crowd. We slowly strolled. This garden is one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan. I wish you will revisit this beautiful garden. Best regards, Takashi

Jerry Stein

United States
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Tour: #30867, Kenrokuen garden Kanazawa castle park half day tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: May 19/19

My wife and I used Takashi for a 1 1/2 day tour of Kanazawa, and he was excellent. His English was superb and he was willing to alter our itinerary on the fly, according to our preferences. We would recommend him highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jerry, I am grateful for your wonderful comments and the top evaluation. We visited Kanaiwa Ono coast-line of the Sea of Japan. It was a fine day, and comfortable breeze was blowing. We walked along the coast-line, and visited Ono Mechanical doll museum, fish market and Yamasa soy sauce Corporation. A big cruise ship was docking at Kanazawa port. I am sure you enjoyed the coast-line tour. Best regards, Takashi

Bernard L.

Canada
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Tour: #217374, Shirakawago-Takayama one-day tour from Kanazawa, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: May 14/19

We had a very informative experience visiting Shirakawago and Takayama with our guide Takashi M. His knowledge of the areas' history, culture and customs is impressive. The weather did not fully cooperate at Takayama but Takashi-san made great efforts to keep the tour entertaining for our group of 4. His written English is excellent and had his spoken English been as good, I certainly would have rated his tour 5 stars.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bernard, Thank you very much for your wonderful comment. It was a cloudy in the morning. So, we were able to view the village of Shirakawago at the observation deck, and to stroll the village. It started raining when we boarded a highway bus for Takayama. It was a little bit cold and rainy at Takayama in the afternoon. You enjoyed Hida beef lunch at the restaurant. Then, we visited old merchant streets, and strolled the area. Thank you very much for your cooperation. Takashi

Martin M.

Menlo Park, CA, United States
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: May 11/19

Takashi is a very good guide who gave us a great tour of Kanazawa. He knows the city well and is happy to share its history. Two of our party are hard of hearing and had trouble with his English while the other 4 were able to hear clearly. His is excellent on explaining the sights and history but I missed getting more insight into today's Japan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martin, Thank you very much for 5-star rating. It was a fine day, but a little bit hot. We met at Kanazawa port, and visited Gold Leaf Workshop, Kenrokuen garden and many other places. Kanazawa is a beautiful city, and my native place. I am proud of this city. I hope you will revisit Kanazawa. Best regards, Takashi

Roline Paterson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #30867, Kenrokuen garden Kanazawa castle park half day tour ( Roline Paterson from United Kingdom), Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: May 2/19

Mr Takashi was a great guide. We Travelled on public transport. Mr Takashi was very careful with us. Looked after us well and imparted a load of information. Thoroughly enjoyable day

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Roline, I appreciate your wonderful comments to me. I am very much encouraged. We met at Kanazawa port, and visited Kenrokuen Garden and many other places. The city was crowded with many visitors. I will try my best to provide a memorable and impressive guide service. Thank you very much, Takashi

Christina Boyce

Australia
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Tour: #299437, UNESCO World Heritage Shirakawago and Old Castle town Kanazawa Tour from Kanazawa, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 17/19

Takashi helped us make at trip to Shirakawago that would be impossible alon given the need to book bus tickets. He turned up promptly and helped store luggage at the train station. He showed us Shirakawago and made sure that we shared some interesting history. He also did a great job of showing us around the castle and garden in Kanazawa as well as the modern art museum. He was very responsive to our needs. We should possibly have discussed lunch earlier - but I should have too!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christina, Thank you very much for 5-star rating. It was a fine day, and we visited Shirakawago UNESCO World Heritage site in the morning and Kanazawa in the afternoon.We had a short lunch at Omicho market. i am sorry for your inconvenience because we didn't have enough time for a lunch. I appreciate that you hired me as your tour guide. Best regards, Takashi

Robert Ono

United States
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Tour: #100318, Fukui Dinosaur Museum and Eiheiji temple one-day tour, Fukui, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 12/19

Traveling with Takashi was a convenient way to see sights outside of Kanazawa. There is much to be said to be guided with someone who understands the train and bus schedules. I suspect it is best to use Takashi as a guide for sights in close proximity to Kanazawa.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, Thank you very much for your comment to my tour guide service. I will try my best to realize your comment to my tour. Thank you very much for hiring me as your tour guide in Tsuruga and Eiheiji temple. Best regards, Takashi

Faina Aronovich

United States
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Tour: #217374, Shirakawago-Takayama one-day tour from Kanazawa, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 8/19

It was very good tour for our group of 6 people with excellent guide Mr. Takashi. He presented interesting information and show us unforgettable views of the villages with the mountains in the background. Thank you very much!! Fay A.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Faina, Thank you very much for the highest evaluation and a nice comment to me.It was fine in the morning, and rainy in the afternoon. We visited Takayama Kokubunji temple, Miyagawa morning market and San-no-machi old merchant street. We had a Hida beef ramen for lunch. In the afternoon, we visited Shirakawago world heritage site, observation deck, Kandake farmhouse, and stroll the village. I'm grateful to know that you enjoyed the tour. Best regards, Takashi

Faina Aronovich

United States
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Tour: #30602, Old Castle Town Kanazawa One-day Tour, Kanazawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 7/19

It was excellent tour with very knowledgeable guide. Takashi. We had 6 people in our group, Mr. Takashi provided explanations and also answered all our questions. Overall everyone had a great time. Very memorable, one of the best tours we had in Japan. We walked thru the city and visited several beautiful parks and other important places in Kanazawa. Thank you very much!!! Fay A.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Faina, Thank you very much for 5-star rating and a wonderful comment. It was a cloudy day. Cherry trees were almost in full bloom. Kenrokuen garden was open without charging an admission fee during the cherry blossom viewing season.We visited Higashi-chaya geisha district, Sakuda gold leaf workshop,Kenrokuen garden, Kanazawa castle, Gyokusen-in- maru garden and Omicho market. We had a lunch there at Ichinokura Sushi restaurant. Then, we visited Samurai district. Thank you very much. Takashi