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


Gene Sweeney

boca raton, FLORIDA, United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 5/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much.

Kaelen O.

Paris, France
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 2/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the compliment. I hope you enjoyed “Osaka.”

Carl Smigielski

Honolulu, HI, United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 17/19

We definitely had a great time with Hide and enjoyed learning about the history of Osaka as well as taking in the popular sites. We kept a good pace and we were able to see everything on our itinerary that day. We walked nearly 17,000 steps which was fantastic. Kuromon market was a great place to have lunch and try many different types of foods. The okonomiyaki here was amazing and Hide found us a great spot to enjoy it.

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

Gerardo Lozano

Guatemala
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 9/19

Hide made us walk 20,000 steps!! Enough to get a little bit around the great, Huge, enormous Osaka. There were many hidden places Hide took us, nice sunset from 150 m building. Museum, palace, market, shrine, temple, subway, train… all in one day worth of knowledge. !! Thanks Hide…!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gerardo-san, Thank you for the flattering words. I hope you liked “Osaka.” Hideki N.

Carmelo Mauro

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

Hideki-san is a very accommodating and wonderful guide whose English is excellent and so it was easy to understand him. He is a world of information and very pleasant to be with. Changing our tour schedule at the last minute was no problem for him. My husband and I highly recommend him for your trip to Osaka. Arigatou Hideki-san !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mauro-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.

Robin H.

United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 2/19

Hideki was terrific. He was waiting for us at the station. He provided a huge amount of information, answered questions,showed us some wonderful places and generally gave us exactly the type of tour we hoped to have. We would recommend him to anyone traveling to Osaka.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you.

Kalpesh Patel

United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 11/19

We enjoyed our tour led by Hideki-San very much. He was very knowledgeable about Osaka as he was born and raised here. We saw many interesting areas and especially enjoyed the markets. Osaka has a very appealing vibe and Hideki-San gave us a great first impression of the city. I highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much.

Gary Martin

Australia
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 12/19

We had some difficulty in understanding some of Hidekie's speech and he had difficulty answering our questions. The tour was worthwhile but not the best of our stay.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you.

Erwin Eberhardt

United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 7/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your patience and cooperation. I hope you felt “Osaka.”

Richard Bell

Calabasas, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: May 14/19

Hideki was terrific. Very knowledgeable about Osaka and Japan history. He easily adjusted to our more elderly pace and had personal stories about many sites we visited. We got a very good feel for his city. Thank you, Hide! Bonnie and Dick Bell, Calabasas, CA

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bonnie-san and Dick-san, Thank you very much for the flattering words. I hope you felt “Osaka” and take back some pleasant memories which remain in your hearts forever. Once again thank you for your patience and cooperation. Hideki N.

Sandi Wahlroth

Canada
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: May 4/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It's sweet of you to give me a high mark. I enjoyed myself, too.

Roman Baumberger

Switzerland
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 21/19

we enjoy a very competent tour with hide. he has been patient and was a perfect guide for us. we will definitely recommend him again. best regards roman baumberger

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Roman-san, Thank you very much. I wanted to guide you more. Hideki N.

Stacey Gaddin

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

Hideki was very abliging and knowledgeable. He adapted the day to suit me as we had a change of plan. I would highly recommend using Hideki. Thanks

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

Carolyn Spector

Baltimore, MARYLAND, United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 12/19

While in Kyoto, we took a train to Osaka w/Hideki. When we told him we wanted to experience Osaka thru the eyes of a local, we were treated to some Japanese food that we had never had in a small place with no tourists. We saw Osaka Castle, Osaka Museum as well as a birds eye view of the city on top of the Umeda Sky Bldg. Hideki was very knowledgeable about both Osaka's history as well as its present culture, & very easy to communicate with. I would highly recommend him as a guide in Osaka.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Susan-san, Thank you for the flattering words. I hope you felt “Osaka” and take back some pleasant memories which remain in your hearts forever. Once again thank you very much for your patience and cooperation. Hideki N.

Rob Wright

Australia
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 11/19

Hideki has a wealth of historical knowledge about Osaka and the capitols. We really enjoyed the tailored tour picked from the options available and added a few requests. Hideki found interesting ways to approach popular tourist attractions, different if you went on your own. He also showed many interesting sites in side streets that we would have never seen. He is very fit, we walked over 20,000 steps but got to see a lot. Thanks Hideki, Rob & Ang, Australia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the flattering words. I hope you felt “Osaka” and take back some pleasant memories which remain in your hearts forever. Once again thank you very much for your patience and cooperation. Hideki N.

Allan Jones

United States
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 8/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your patience and cooperation. I hope you felt “Osaka.”

Mati Ganor

Australia
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Tour: #83191, Osaka 1 Day Sightseeing private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 28/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you.

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

North Vancouver, BC, BC, 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

Tempe, ARIZONA, 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.


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