Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Osaka-Kobe-Nara-Japan by Tour Guide Hide N (Guide #8680)


Alison Denyer

New Zealand
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 1/18

Hide was friendly and well-organised. His English was good, and we learned a lot about the history of Osaka as we went on our tour. We started the day his historical places, then moved on to see more of modern Osaka as the day went on.

Harold Shapiro

Australia
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 2 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 31/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. Hideki N.

Elaine Sharfe

Canada
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 24/18

Hideki was the perfect guide for us--friendly, knowledgeable, communicative. Together we created our own "private tour. Hideki was flexible in helping us choose the most interesting areas of Osaka. He has our total support and recommendation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Elaine-san and Sherwood-san, I’m very flattered and honored to receive this rating. Once again please accept my sincerest thanks for your patience and cooperation. Ichigo-ichie (Treasure every encounter! because it may not come to us again.) Thank YOU. Hideki N.

Ann Calatayud

United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 11/18

This guide was so kind. He always looked back to make sure we were always close to him. If you like to understand the history of the shrines and more about each location, this is the guide for you. He had booklets and pictures and talked in detail about some of the places we visited. It was very informative.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Paul-san, Bronson-kun, Blake-kun, and Ann-san, Once again please accept my sincerest thanks for your patience and cooperation. Ichigo-ichie (Treasure every encounter! because it may not come to us again.) Thank YOU. Hideki N.

Annamaria Cream

Australia
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 26/18

A fabulous day touring Osaka. Hide N was fantastic and very knowledgeable. We saw a lot and he has many personal anecdotes he adds to his your commentary . It was great having someone show us their own city and Hide is very proud of Osaka which made the tour even more enjoyable. Highly recommend the tour and Hide as the guide .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I’m flattered to hear that. I hope you felt Osaka. Thank YOU. Hide

Donald Friesen

Canada
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 16/18

It was a complete delight to spend a day with Hide. He is so polite and considerate, and shares a lot of knowledge in an easily understandable way. His sense of humor makes the day fly by. I am sure a day spent with him by anyone would be a day well spent!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Don-san and Jean-san, Thank you for the flattering words. I hope you felt “Osaka and take back some pleasant memories.. Once again thank you very much for your patience and cooperation. Hide(ki Nomura)

Sherry Pysyk

Canada
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 13/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Roy-san, Terry-san, Darline-san, and Sherry-san, I’m flattered to hear that. Once again thank you very much for your patience and cooperation. I hope you felt Osaka. Thank YOU. Hide

Simon Corfield

United Kingdom
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 30/18

We had a fabulous tour by Hideki, very informative gentleman. He let us linger where we wanted to, explained what we were looking at. We thoroughly enjoyed Osaka with the help of Hideki. Recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Eileen-san, Nety-san, Abeil-san, Lala-san and Simon-san, I’m flattered to hear that. Once again thank you very much for your patience and cooperation. I hope you felt Osaka. Thank YOU. Hide

Fran Moses

United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 6/18

Hide was an amazing tour guide!! Our family absolutely enjoyed his tour choices of places to take us in Osaka as well as his insightful historical knowledge of the city. We must have walked around 10 miles around the city and Hide has incredible energy!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I’m flattered to hear that. Once again thank you very much for your patience and cooperation. I hope you felt Osaka. Thank YOU. Hide

Trung Tran

United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: May 19/18

Hide was very friendly and informative, and he took use to all of the sights listed on the itinereary, but he will adjust the tour to your liking. We saw a lot in one day. Although he's is supposedly 69 years in age, we walked over 8 miles, and he did not seem to be tired. He hardly smiles if you' re taking his photo, but he will gladly take photos of the group for you. And he loves classic American music (from Nat King Cole to Frank Sinatra to Neil Sakada, etc).

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Trung-san, Once again thank you very much for your patience and cooperation. I hope you felt Osaka. Thank YOU. Hide

Seung Park

United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: May 18/18

Hide was a great guide! Very informative (historical and modern-day Osaka), catered to our needs (i.e. we wanted to try okonomiyaki, didn't want to do this, did want to do this, etc), and he also made some great recommendations. We would have missed so much without an expert guide so our group of 6 was very pleased with the tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Seung-san, Thank you for the flattering words. Once again thank you very much for your patience and cooperation. I hope you felt Osaka. Thank YOU. Hide

Philip Roeterdink

Perth, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, Australia
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: May 4/18

Hideki san was a excellent and knowledgeable guide who made our experience of Osaka something special. He explained and pointed out many things that we would normally have missed. Despite the large crowds and queues, due to a public holiday, we managed to see most of the sites we expected to see. We would definitely recommend Tours by Locals to anyone visiting a city for the first time and would certainly recommend Hideki as a guide in Osaka.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Margaret-san and Phil-san I’m very flattered and honored to receive this award. Once again thank you very much for your patience and cooperation. How lucky I was as a guide to show wonderful people like you I appreciate this opportunity. I hope you felt Osaka. Thank YOU. Thank YOU. Thank YOU. Hide

Terrance Rowe

United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 29/18

!Oh my! This was one of the most fantastic tours we have been on! Hideki was like the energizer bunny....he just kept going and going. His English is excellent and the variety of places we experienced was out of this world. We saw Osaka from top to bottom and really got to experience the everyday culture of the city, tasted foods from the market area, took a boat ride, visited parks and shrines and many historical sites. This guide and tour should be a must do on every travelers list! Outstanding.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jerry and Cheryl, Jim and Bonnie, Peter and Gail, Terrance and Brenda-san, Thank you for the flattering words. I hope you felt Osaka and took back some pleasant memories which remain in your hearts forever. Thank YOU. Thank YOU. Thank YOU. Treasure every encounter! (Ichigo-ichie) Hideki N.

Leo Laporte

United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 22/18

Hideki-san met us promptly at the hotel and took us on a marvelous tour of Osaka. He is a great guide, and we had fun singing Carpenter's songs as we walked and rode the subway all over town. What a great introduction to a beautiful city and country. Thanks, Hidei!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Michae-kun, Lisa-san and Leo-san, Thank you for the flattering words. Once again thank you very much for your patience and cooperation. I appreciate this opportunity. I hope you felt Osaka. Thank YOU. Hide

Lisa Mezzetti

United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 10/18

Hideki gave us a wonderful full day tour of Osaka and Nara; we very much appreciated all his information and expertise, but especially his good humor, flexibility and patience. He is a lovely man, and we all wished we had more time so we could have seen more of each city through his eyes. Without question, he was a highlight of our trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lisa-san, Thank you for the flattering words again and the beautiful sound of music. I hope you felt Osaka and Nara. Thank YOU. Thank YOU. Thank YOU. Hide

Tina Huynh

Australia
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 8/18

It was a very good day in Osaka, Hide N was excellent. He was very helpful and we had a pleasant time with him. Will recommend your service and his guidance to our friends and family.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tina-san, Thank you for the flattering words I hope you enjoyed and felt “Osaka.” Hideki N.

Joe Neumyer

United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 3/18

Hideki-san was an excellent guide. He knows Osaka very well. I thoroughly enjoyed our time spent together and from hearing everything he had to say about the various places we visited. I now have a much greater understanding of the Osaka area and it's significance in Japan's history. I would fully recommend Hideki's tour to anyone interested in learning about Osaka. Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Joe-san, Thank you for the flattering words. I hope you felt “Osaka. Once again thank you very much for your patience and cooperation. Hideki N.

Mark Merryfield

United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 20/17

Hideki giided us for two days in the Osaka area. The first day we saw many of the famous sites in Osaka. On the second say we ventured to Nara, a half hour by train from Osaka. Being in my late seventies, I needed a slower pace and some assistance going up some of the steeper steps. Hideki was most attentive to lend an arm, or to make sure that my husband and I both got on and off the trains and busses safely! Hideki is articulate and well informed, speaks beautiful English, and is a true gentleman.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the flattering words. I enjoyed myself, too. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Grace Doni Andres

Laoag City, ILOCOS NORTE, Philippines
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 29/17

Hideki-san is a truly top rate tour guide. He seems to know Osaka like the back of his palm! He is very passionate about history and he gave in to our wish to eat sushi and sashimi in Kurumon matket. We enjoyed our tour with him. He even made sure we took the right train as we were heading for Kyoto after our tour with him. My son is looking forward to going back to Osaka to be with Hideki on a tour that would take him to where the Ninjas used to live. Long live Hideki-san! We'll hunt for you next time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the flattering words. How lucky I am as a guide to show wonderful people like you around Osaka. Hideki N.

Sandy Price

United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 14/17

Hideki was a wonderful tour guide! Despite a rainy day he filled the day with fun and interesting places to see. Hideki went out of his way to make sure I got items that were on my shopping list to take back home to family. Very pleased.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the flattering words. I enjoyed myself, too. I hope you liked Osaka.

Yeong H.

Sunnyvale, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 10/17

Nice, flexible and knowledgeable

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the flattering words.

Jun Reina

United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 28/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It's sweet of you to give me a high mark. I enjoyed myself, too. Once again please accept my sincerest thanks for your patience and cooperation.

Jully Peng

United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 10/17

Excellent guidance provided by Mr. Hideki. His knowledge, enthusiasm, and affinity for diverse cultures really was expressed during our private tour. Mr. Hideki was also very flexible with the itinerary and personalized the tour to our liking. He also gave us many suggestions and useful information to help us on the rest of our trip. Very experienced and knowledgeable. Highly recommend his service if you want to explore Osaka off the beaten path! Ookini Hideki San! :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jully-san and Andrew-san, Thank you for the flattering words. Once again thank you very much for your patience and cooperation. Hideki N.

Mariano Napa

United States
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Tour: #78025, Ninja Experience Private Tour in Iga, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 20/17

We had a fun time experiencing a live ninja martial arts demonstration at the Ninja Museum in Iga. Hide was truly knowledgeable on the subject matter and always eager to answer questions from us. He even went an extra mile by taking us to a shop where the owner is a descendant of an original ninja from Japan's past. Inside the store, we enjoyed a refreshing cup of green tea ice cream, throwing steel ninja stars for target practice, and holding an expensive rifle relic. Thank you Hide, for a great time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mariano-san, I'm very glad you enjoyed and felt the ninja. And thank you for the flattering words. Hideki N.

Dauphine Yang

United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 20/17

We visited 5 places during recent Japan tour, Tokyo/Nagoya/Takayama/Kyoto/Osaka hired 5 guides at each location. All guides were good and Hide stood out as the best. Very informative and eager to do more. Highly recommended. Thank you Hide for a wonderful visit to your home town.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the flattering words. Once again thank you very much for your patience and cooperation. Sincerely, Hideki N.

Sandra Ouye

United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 11/17

Hideki was truly awesome! We enjoyed his knowledge and his enthusiasm about the culture in Osaka.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the flattering words and for your cooperation. How lucky I am as a tour guide to have persons as wonderful as you all. Aloha 'oe. Until we meet again. Me ka mahalo.

Boris Goldman

United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 7/17

Hideki was great! He was knowledgeable, friendly and went out of his way to ensure we saw everything on our itinerary, despite a late start due to our late arrival. Our flight was delayed, and we arrived in Osaka at 2 AM, rather than 6 pm. I emailed Hideki and requested we delay our tour by an hour. He was flexible and as noted stayed late with us, to ensure we saw everything we wanted to see. Great tour guide. Our family of 5, including an 8 year old had a wonderful day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Boris-san, Miri-san, Josh-san, Rachel-san and Rebecca-chan, Thank you very much for the flattering words. I really enjoyed myself, too. Once again thank you very much for your patience and cooperation. Treasure every encounter! (Ichigo-ichie) Hideki N.

Karen Rice

United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 11/17

Hide was punctual and tried to keep me on schedule. He took me to all the proposed sites even though we went over the 8 hour limit. He was knowledgeable and introduced me to new Japanese customs and food adventures. His English was very comprehensible, hard to believe he is self taught. I recommend Hide as an excellent guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the flattering words. Once again please accept my sincerest thanks for your patience and cooperation. I hope you felt “Osaka.”

Harist Kusuma

Indonesia
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 13/17

Thomas Lubba

Germany
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 5/17

The tour with Hide was great. He was very well informed and showed me many interesting and beautyful sides of Osaka. He also told me some interesting and funny stories.and the skewers were very very tasty. I would accompany him on a walk through Osaka at any time again. Thank you for a great tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thomas-san, Thank you for the flattering words. How lucky I am as a guide to show wonderful people like you around Osaka. I'm glad you liked the skewers. Thanks & regards, Hideki N.

Susan David

United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 2/17

A kind, nice guide with good knowledge of Osaka. He guided us by foot and subway for 8 hours.

Eloise Uehara

United States
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Tour: Half-day The ancient capital, Highlight Walking Tour, Nara, Japan
Date: Mar 30/17

Mr. Hideki was an excellent guide. Took us on a tour of Nara Deer Park, Todaji Temple, and last stop at a delicious yakiniku restaurant in Namba. Very patient as we had one person on a wheelchair. He made sure everyone was included when explaining the history of the areas that we visited. Thank you and Mahalo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Eloise-san, Thank you for the compliment. Once again please accept my sincerest thanks for your patience and cooperation. Many thanks and best regards. Mahalo! Hideki N.

Paul Lee

Japan
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 24/16

Was met at our hotel at the designated start time. We didn't really have any plans on what to see or what we wanted to see, so we picked a tour. We had a good time and felt we saw more than enough during our tour. One thing to note is that there is a ton of walking, so be prepared to walk and bring comfortable shoes.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michelle, Paul, Charles and Hyon Once again please accept my sincerest thanks for your patience and cooperation. Many thanks and best regards. Hideki N.

Hadi Sutrisno Tjiang

Indonesia
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 20/16

Our tour was hampered by very bad weather (typhoon) however Hide-san tried to make the best out of that conditions. Despite the results, we appreciated how much extra efforts he put.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Once again please accept my sincerest thanks for your patience and cooperation. Many thanks and best regards.

James L.

Naples, FL, United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 2/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James, Once again please accept my sincerest thanks for your patience and cooperation. Many thanks and best regards. Hideki N.

Mohd Khairul Hashim

Malaysia
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: May 24/16

We love to visit Osaka and to be guided by Hide-san. Hide-san had made up our visit in Osaka one of the best moment in our life. He liked to tell us a history of the places that we visited and we love to listen to them which made our visit to Osaka more interesting. He also guided us through all the transportation network for our self-discovery the following day. We are glad to have chosen Hide-san as our guide and we love the visit so much. We highly recommend Hide-san to bring you in experiencing Osaka.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Khairul-san and Christina-san, Thank you. I'm flattered. How lucky I am as a guide to be with wonderful people like you!

Gillian Shipman

Canada
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Tour: Osaka-Nara-IseShima 3 day tour for Shipman, Osaka, Japan
Date: May 7/16

Hide made our stay in Osaka a memorable part of our trip to Japan. He was flexible, knowledgeable and quickly understood the kind of experience we wanted. Although we only had 3 days with him, he made sure we were all set for the two days on our own. He introduced us to local delicacies and shared some of his favourite things with us. We can't say enough good things about his guiding and would also commend his knowledge of British 1960's Rock & Roll! LOL

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gillian-san and David-san, Thank you again for the flattering words. I really enjoyed myself, too. I am looking forward to seeing you again in Osaka and in Vancouver someday. Let’s enjoy 60s together. Thank you so much. Hideki N.

Donette Stroberg

United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 19/16

Hideki was absolutely the best. So professional and very knowledgable. He had a notebook of information that added clarity to many of our stops. I had some specific requests which he took in stride and planned our day to see everything. He is a native of Osaka and gave excellent background and stories. If you want a great day in Osaka, ask for Hideki!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the flattering words. How lucky I am to be with you as a guide. Once again thank you very much for your patience and cooperation. Many thanks and best regards.

Doreen B.

United States
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Tour: #89347, Grand Shrine of Ise and Mikimoto Pearl Island Hideki, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 10/16

Hide was very knowledgeable of the Grand Shrine of Ise and Mikimoto Pearl Island. And of the Japnese history and culture.I was entranced with the Ama divers as they dived, came up with a clam and their whistle breathing routine. Hide will always double check train directions and time. Heide has excellent social skills and was truly very courteous.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the flattering words. Once again please accept my sincerest thanks for your patience and cooperation.

Li Fang

United States
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Tour: #89347, Grand Shrine of Ise and Mikimoto Pearl Island Hideki, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 27/16

Ise was beautiful, and I love every part of it. Thank you for the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Once again please accept my sincerest thanks for your patience and cooperation. Hideki N.

Sharon Pangilinan

Philippines
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Tour: Two days customized tour to visit, Osaka, Eastern Kytoto and Nara for Ms.Sharon Pangilinan and her group., Osaka, Japan
Date: Mar 23/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sharon-san, Thank you again for the flattering words. How lucky I am as a guide to show wonderful people like you. Dahil sa iyo, nais kong mabu hay Maraming Salamat. Hideki N.

Margaret Yunque

Philippines
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 25/15

Hide was very knowledgable about the history and the sites we wanted to go to.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Margaret, A happy New Year to you! (I am sorry for the delay in my reply.) Once again please accept my sincerest thanks for your patience and cooperation. I enjoyed myself, too. Salamat po. Dahil sa `yo nais kong mabuhay Hideki N.

Harrison Paltongan

Philippines
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 18/15

We had a great time with hideke despite the rain. Eugene says thank you for lending your only umbrella.

Bruce Mccollum

New Zealand
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 8/15

Many thanks to our guide Hideki and tours by locals.com. This excursion was a classic and 1st rate of having a look at the beautiful city of Osaka. Hide was a very knowledgeable guide who gave our party of 4 and insight to life inside the real places such as the markets as well as the historical and new parts of Osaka. Hide was a delightful obliging and helpful guide and all us felt very grateful and humble to have experienced Hides knowledge of Osaka.

Roberto Rey

United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 25/15

Very nice guide. Hide is awesome in doing what he does, because he loves his job. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Once again thank you very much for your patience and cooperation.

Richard Sanders

United Kingdom
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Tour: Nara, The ancient capital, Highlight Walking private tour, Nara, Japan
Date: May 27/15

If I book a 'Tours by Locals' I expect a Local. I knew more about Nara than he did, and when he got lost in Nara I had to show him where to go. Singularly unimpressed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am greatly shocked and disheartened by the result of our tour. I truly believed you left satisfied and happy. I am terribly sorry that you were unimpressed. I did not know the name of the tree you pointed out, I acknowledge that. Nara is about 37 miles from my house and I have guided there many times without issue and am familiar with Nara, I apologize that you did not feel satisfied with my tour and I will take this into consideration for future and do better. Hideki N.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We are sorry to read Richard´s comments and we are happy about Hedeki´s commitment to excellence and his eagerness to learn from this feedback. A partial refund was issued.

James Yano

United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: May 23/15

Hideki was great and really showed his pride for his hometown Osaka. He answered every question no matter how off the wall and loved to tell us about the "native" ways of city, especially the independent but open nature of the people and especially the food history of the city. Was very accommodating to my wife who was slowed by sore feet from walking around Kyoto three days prior. We definitely could not have seen as much as we did on our own. Oki-ni, Hideki (take his tour to know what that means!)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Once again thank you very much for your patience and cooperation. I really enjoyed myself, too. Hideki

Corazon Apostol

Philippines
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: May 21/15

Hide's one day tour of Osaka was very informative and entertaining. He was very kind to help us with concerns not related to the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again for the flattering words. How lucky I am as a guide to show wonderful people like you around Osaka. Dahil sa iyo, nais kong mabu hay Maraming Salamat. Hideki N.

Robert Hudgins

United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 29/15

Hideki was an excellent guide. We had a great time sightseeing Osaka with him. His vast knowledge of the city and its history gave us the opportunity to see places we would have never found on our own. Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Once again please accept my sincerest thanks for your patience and cooperation. I'm looking forward to coming to Hawaii some day in the near future. Thank you! Sincerely, Hideki N.

Lewis Hedgpeth

United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 27/15

"Hide" gave us an extremely complete and flexible tour for our desires! His English was easy for us to understand and he was a great companion as well as guide. We would definetly tour with him again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again for the flattering words. How lucky I am as a guide to show wonderful people like you. Once again please accept my sincerest thanks for your patience and cooperation. Many thanks and best regards. Hideki N.

Angela Koh

Singapore
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 24/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Angela, It's sweet of you to give me a high mark. I enjoyed myself, too. Once again please accept my sincerest thanks for your patience and cooperation. Hideki N.

Eng Ming Lian

Malaysia
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 22/15

Very accomodative and helpful. Able to communicate well in English.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Once again please accept my sincerest thanks for your patience and cooperation. Hide

Jerry Wilson

United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 21/15

What a pleasure to have Hideki guide us. He quickly adapted to customize the day to our interests and made recommendations to enhance it. He is knowledgeable and made the day a special memory. We felt a special relationship with him by the end of the day. His English is excellent and he has a solid grasp of world events. We highly recommend him and would definitely use him again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the compliment. How lucky I am as a guide to show wonderful people like you.

Maeona M.

United States
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Tour: #89347, Ama hut experience, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 20/15

This was the second day of a two day tour we asked of Hideki. Our intention was to focus on the sea, fishing and pearl diving on this second day. Hideki put together a tour to meet our requests including a wonderful grilled fresh seafood lunch at the Ama Hut on the other side of the island. We were to end with a boat trip iaround the islands in Ago Bay, but decided to skip this last event. Hideki designed a wonderful series of activities for us. He gave us a great tour of the pearl factory.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: How lucky I am as a guide to show wonderful people like you! Once again please accept my sincerest thanks for your patience and cooperation. Many thanks and best regards. Hide Nomura

Maeona M.

United States
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Tour: #89347, Grand Shrine of Ise and Mikimoto Pearl Island, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 19/15

The tour to Ise was the first of a two day tour we requested of Hideki. He was extremely generous in doing this as he had to travel home and return which was a long commute. I am not suggesting anyone else ask this of him. We wanted to demonstrate what a gracious and flexible gentleman he is. He knows Ise, Japanese history and religion. Ask him to share his knowledge. We recommend him. He has a great sense of humor too.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear, Mae Thank you very much. I am flattered. And it's sweet of you to give me a high mark. Hide Nomura

Ellen O'Halloran

Australia
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Tour: Osaka castle tour by boat, and a bird eye view from Floating Garden Observatory., Osaka, Japan
Date: Feb 13/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Once again please accept my sincerest thanks for your patience and cooperation. Many thanks and best regards. Hideki N.

Sheryl Mae Lagrana

Philippines
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 28/14

Mr. Hideki was very patient with us, took us to places we want to go and gave us his extra time so that we can ride the dotonbori cruise... we enjoyed his company very much that's why we would recommend him to our friends/family... Thank you very much again!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sheryl-san Thank you again for the flattering words. I enjoyed myself, too. I am sure you arrived at USJ without any trouble the following day and you found ramen, kimono, Shiseido and something kawaii. How lucky I am as a guide to show wonderful people like you around Osaka. Once again please accept my sincerest thanks for your patience and cooperation. Many thanks and best regards. Hide Nomura

Daniel O.

United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 31/14

Age is only a number to this gentleman I couldnt believe after all the walking and site seeing how energized he still was at the end of the day. He truly shows his passion for his City and is always excited to answer questions whether its a personal one or about Osaka.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Daniel Thank you for the compliment. I hope you felt “Osaka.” I enjoyed myself, too. Once again please accept my sincerest thanks for your patience and cooperation. Hideki N.

Judy LaBeau

United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 17/14

We really enjoyed our tour with Hide-San. He met us at the Osaka cruise terminal. Our cruise was delayed due to Typhoon Vongfong. But in spite of all the changes and uncertainty, Hide-San tracked our ship and actually knew what was going on with our cruise before we did. We really appreciated his flexibility and resourcefulness. Our tour was a good balance of history, culture and fun. We went to Osaka Castle, the museum and finished at Dotomburi. Yummy sushi and takoyaki! Great tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Judy Thank you for the compliment. I hope you felt “Osaka.” Once again please accept my sincerest thanks for your patience and cooperation. Hideki N.

Ellyse O.

United States
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Tour: Kyoto and Nara1day, Osaka, Japan
Date: Oct 15/14

Hideki was very knowledgable in the areas we visited. He educated us on many interesting facts and history of old japan. We covered alot of ground in the time we had alotted. Hideki was very patient and flexible with the tour and accomodated us in every way possible. Our group enjoyed his tour thoroughly. When we visit japan in the future, we will be sure to use Hideki as our guide again and will refer our friends and family to him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ellyse , Ida, Rod, Ellen Thank you for the compliment. I enjoyed myself, too. It was lucky we were able to meet with geisha girl, wasn't it? Once again please accept my sincerest thanks for your patience and cooperation. Hideki N.

Sarah Franco

United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 17/14

Hideki was just wonderful! The tour was so much fun, and included a great mix of experiences (cultural, shopping districts, etc.). You can tell he really loves Osaka, and he made me fall in love with it as well. He was kind, funny, and most importantly, extremely informative. I learned so much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sarah Good morning. It's sweet of you to give me a high mark. I enjoyed myself, too. Once again please accept my sincerest thanks for your patience and cooperation. Many thanks and best regards. Hideki

Maria Cynthia Concepcion Wiggins

United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: May 20/14

Hideki was recommended to me by a friend, and I was so happy that she did. He was such a knowledgeable guide who exceeded our expectations. He was polite, kind, and just a very positive person. He was so patient with us, and he even bought us some takoyaki so we could taste them. I would love to book another tour with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maria I'm flattered to hear it put that way. It's sweet of you to give me a high mark. How lucky, as a guide, I am to have been with good people like you. Once again please accept my sincerest thanks for your patience and cooperation. Many thanks and best regards. Hide Nomura

Fay O'Brien

Canada
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Tour: Osaka Highlights Tour- half day, Osaka, Japan
Date: May 15/14

Wonderful day with Hide. Nice pace, never felt rushed. Hide very early on realized we are impatient tourists, not wanting to wait in long lines for entrance to a site. He took us to places that we would have never seen or found on our own., and we covered a lot of ground in 5 hours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Fay O’Brien & Patrick Thank you. It's sweet of you to give me a high mark. I enjoyed myself, too. Once again please accept my sincerest thanks for your patience and cooperation. Yours sincerely Hide Nomura

Milton Birdwell

United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 20/14

Hideki-san was very prompt and met us in the lobby of our hotel. He had a planned itinerary, was very familiar with transportation around Osaka, and was quite knowledgeable of local history and culture. Local, regional cuisine was recommended for lunch, which was quite delicious. Overall a very good guide and a very enjoyable tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Once again thank you very much for your patience and cooperation.

Nidia Afonso

Portugal
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 18/14

Hideki was just great... He took us fast to the top places and explained in detail culture, history, day to day. He picked a very nice place for lunch - a good japonese sushi option. He was always very kind to the group and worried in making the day memorable. Great english.

Mark Lyons

Emerakd, QLD, Australia
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Tour: Walking tour in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Apr 13/14

Hide was a very knowledgeable guide and delivered an action packed day of sightseeing. He watched out for us the entire day and was happy to adapt the pace to take into account the interest level and tiredness level of our 6 year old child.

Ken Symington

Australia
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Tour: Full day tour to visit as many major sites as possible in Kyoto by a jumbo taxi., Kyoto, Japan
Date: Mar 24/14

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Once again thank you very much for your patience and cooperation. It's sweet of you to give me a high mark. I enjoyed myself, too. Hide Nomura

Leonie Eklom

Australia
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Tour: #89347, Grand Shrine of Ise and Mikimoto Pearl Island, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 9/14

very helpful and knowledgeable nothing was too much trouble we had a very enjoyable day Thank you Hideki

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Good morning. It's sweet of you to give me a high mark. I enjoyed myself, too. Once again please accept my sincerest thanks for your patience and cooperation. I'm looking forward to getting together with you again. Many thanks and best regards. Hideki N.

Cecilia Worley

Chile
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 5/14

Hideki was a good guide and he took us to see some interestng parts of the city. His English needs to improve a little but overall we had a wonderful day in his company.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Angus Miller

Hong Kong
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 16/13

Great day out with Hide - interesting, quirky tour...

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tara & Angus It's sweet of you to give me a high mark. I enjoyed myself, too. Once again please accept my sincerest thanks for your patience and cooperation. I'm looking forward to getting together with you again. Hide Nomura

Nick Marshall

United Kingdom
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Tour: #78025, Ninja Experience Tour in Iga, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 6/13

Hideki was a great guide.very friendly and informative. The ninja experience in Iga was although slightly disappointing (but tired looking and small for the trek it was to get there). However Hideki gave lots of other general Japan info that was great. In reality, I'd recommend Hideki as a guide but would suggest bit doing the ninja trip unless you are a due hard fan like me!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It's sweet of you to give me a high mark.

John Anderssen

Australia
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 9/13

Excellent tour.Very helpful & would use Hideki's skills on any future visit to Japan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It's sweet of you to give me a high mark. I enjoyed myself, too. Once again please accept my thanks for your patience and cooperation.