Will VattananunUnited States
"Professional, Knowledgeable, Personable, and Caring" would be how I describe our tour guide Ms.Yuko S. She is the best tour guide I have ever met in all my travels around the world. Super friendly and know her stuff and willing to share everything with us. The fact that she used to live in America is a big plus for American tourist. She would go above and beyong to take care of us and making sure that we are happy. I highly recommend Ms.Yuko without hesitation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Will sama Thank youv ery much for your kind comment! I had a wonderufl time with you and your group for Thailand. As a native in Sapporo and a descendant of pioneer immigrants from northern Japan, it is may pleasuer to welcome guests from outside and share our life with them. Snow is the letters from heaven and we received many letters in February. Hokkaido has many faces to offer in each season. I hope you will another opportunity to visit here again. I wish your good health and happiness. Yuko
Martin KreitmanUnited States
Since we took 3 different tours with the wonderful Yuko I have previously written an extensive review in general for all the time we spent together. To summarize previous comments, Yuko is a 5 star+++guide who planned the perfect Hokkaido visit for my husband and I. We highly recommend her services! You would not be disappointed with Yuko!
Michael JardineUnited Kingdom
Yuko is absolutely charming and so knowledgable about both Sapporo & Hokkaido. Our day was carefully thought out and was the perfect mix of city & countryside. The pace was just right. We saw a lot of Japan in the following 3 weeks but because of Yuko, Sapporo will always hold special memories.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael Jardine sama Thank you very much for your kind comment. I am so gratefu for my time with you. We Sapporonians were very happy to host World Cup Rugby matches at Sapporo Dome Stadium. England team was really strong and we feel England rugby team coach has special relationships with Japan. I am glad that you have enjoyed Englad rugby match in Sapporo ! It was a very special experience for me too and Japan has so many nice places to visit, so I wish you will come back to Japan near future.
Yuko was a fantastic guide the day we spent with her made such great memories of Sapporo. Yuko's knowledge and love for her home town shone through the whole day, her planning of the day was meticulous, she had organised glass blowing for the whole family and then delivered the items to our apartment two days later. I would highly recommend Yuko and we would have no hesitation in booking her again if we were ever back in Sapporo.
our group have 9 people (4 elderly, and 2 small kids).. we spend 6 days with Yuko.. We went from lake toya, hell valley, usu mountain, sapporo city tour, otaru aquarium, blue pond, cow farm, furano area, more.. Trust me when i say this, Yuko is the best guide there is in sapporo... she is very attentive to our needs, and even my kids love her.. her knowledge about hokkaido area is superb.. Once again thanks Yuko for this memorable experience.. Steven from Jakarta
It was a rainy Wednesday morning but Yuko still made our Sapporo tour bright, fun and exciting. She equipped us with umbrellas and took really good care of us. We enjoyed exploring the entire Sapporo with her. Yuko is the best tour guide ever and we highly recommend her.
Boris EvelkinUnited States
Yuko warmly met our group (4 couples) ship-side in Otaru with our driver and jumbo taxi, all on schedule. In the taxi and at the sites visited in Sapporo and Otaru, Yuko provided excellent commentary and information in clear English, that all in the jumbo taxi could hear. She had organised an excellent restaurant for lunch in Otaru, and helped with menu translation (including for gluten free needs). The whole group voted her as the best tour guide we'd had during our cruise around Japan.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Scott Hutchinson sama Thank you very much for your kindes tcomments. Thanks to good weather, we were able to visit planned places including Okurayam Jump Hill, Chocolate Factory Park with Ester decoration. I was so happy to show you around Sapporo and Otaru at the same time and must see places in a short time. You looked really nice in Fishermen's clothings. Herring fishing was important I was grateful for my time with you all. I wish your continued happiness and good health. Yuko
Yuko is a fantastic guide! We had such a wonderful time in Japan because of her. We travelled all around Sapporo - which we would not have seen otherwise. Yuko is also very accommodating and friendly. We highly recommend Yuko.
This was our second tour with Yuko, again she exhibited Japanese hospitality which impressed us a lot. She's possess a wide array of knowledge regarding the local Japanese culture and is also very eloquent in English. In short, she is an excellent tour guide and I would highly recommend her to anybody who is looking to travel to Hokkaido for future excursions.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Han Chang sama and everyone Thank you very much for your positive feedback. This is the send tour for us. I also looked for vegetarian restaurants and we tried Japanese style vegetarian food. It was a really nice experience for me! I was happy to show you around Sapporo and Otaru, while I learned vegetarian food and more about your family. I was impressed!
Anny ChangUnited States
Awesome tour. Yuko san was very professional and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anny Chang sama Thank you very much for your kind feedback. I was very happy to spend three days together with a lovely couple, and thanks to nice weather, I was glad to know you have nice time in Hokkaido. Sapporo is a good combination of nature and urban area, very compact city, so we visit must-see places in Sapporo, and must-have food in Sapporo. Once again I was so gareteful for m time with you. I wish your continued happiness and good health.
Maria Luisa GorospePhilippines
Yuko, our tour guide is excellent. She speaks excellent English. She discussed very well the history of Sapporo City as we walked into the Government Building and the "Boys, be ambitious" legacy of Dr William Clark. We saw the Sapporo Clock Tower and had a sumptuous lunch of King Crab. The Chocolate Factory is great. In Otaru, we saw the canal, the samurai shop and the music box shop. There was a typhoon and snow. My son was thrilled seeing snow for the first time and Yuko treated him so well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maria Luisa Gorospe sama Thank you very much for your encouraging comments. October 23rd was a rainy and snowy day so we had to change itinerary. But we visited Clock Tower and saw a newly installed Dr Clark's Statue and chair. I am glad that you enjoyed seafood including King crab. You choose your favorite size living king crab and had it cooked as you liked. The photo with a still active king crab was a quite experience. I am happy to know you had a good time.
Yun Yu LeeUnited States
I had the pleasure to Experience the EXCELLENT tour guide services of Mrs. Yuko Saga. WE were impressed by the Outstanding service attitude demonstrated and the comprehensive knowledge about the destinations we visited.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hen-Chen Lee sama Thank you very much for your kind comments. I was very honored to welcome your party to Hokkaido. I was also impressed that you are all high-school classmates and this travel was a reunion for you! Thanks to good weather, Sapporo tour, Otaru and Yoichi tour, Furano Biei Tour will remain unforgetable memories for you all. I myself had wonderful time with you. I wish you best of luck!
Au Nee (Betty) C.Malaysia
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Betty sama Thank you very much for your feedback. As this is your third time to come to Sapporo, I chose a specal lunch with Japanese dance, Okurayama Jump Hill, fruit picking. I chose activities you had not done before. It was a nice and pleasant reunion and I was grateful for my time with you.
Alexandra RoocroftUnited States
Yuko exceeded our expectations!! My sister and I traveled to Sapporo with our father who was working so it was up to the two of us to figure out what to see while in Sapporo. It was great working with Yuko Saga because she allowed us to tweak the tour however we wanted. She made us feel right at home with her kindness, humor, and intelligence. After our day of site seeing we felt we had a great understanding of the city, the culture, and the people. We would hire Yuko again in a heart beat!!!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alexandra sama Thank you very much for your kindest comments. I was excited to know about the reason of your visit to Sapporo and we are looking forwad to welcoming new Asian elephants to Maruyama Zoo by 2019. It has been local people's dream for a long time. Please come back to Sapporo again to see new elephants facility. Thanks to good weather, we were able to enjoy Sapporo and Otaru. I am so grateful for my time with you and I wish your continued happiness and good health.
very comprehensive tour. yuko does everything to make the tour informative and comfortable. great way to see the city
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jenevie Sytin sama Thank you very much for you rkind comment. Fist Sapporo Tour was walking and using public transportation. Okurayama Jump Hill was a spectacular. Second Noboribetsu Lake Toya tour, you and your boy wore Kimono and took a really nice photo. Cherry picking was also very fun. I was glad that you had wonderful time in Hokkaido and Japan. I was grateful for my time with you and I wish you and your family 's continued happiness and good health. Yuko
Enjoyed tremendously the tour with Yuko. Learnt alot about the places we visited, and also about Japan in general. We were very well taken care of during our time with Yuko, who was able to adapt the tour to the requirements of the group, and to weather conditions.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Patricia Ho sama Thank you very much for your kind comment. We spent 3 days together. I was moved by your love and care for your parents and I was happy to be your guide. I was grateful for my time with you . Yuko
Ronald Mark LlenoPhilippines
We enjoyed our tour with Yuko. She is very informative with Sapporo's history and culture. We brought our two babies along with us to the tour and she was very helpful and attentive to us. She truly made our short stay in Sapporo a lovely one. Thank you again Yuko!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shalum Lieno sama Thank you very much for your knind comment. I am so grateful for my time with you and your family. Spring in Sapporo is so colorful and special and I was glad that you took many nice pictures with flowers. Hokkaido has many attractions in each season. I hope you have another opportunity to come back to Hokkaido again.
Yuko gave us a wonderful day in Sapporo. She was flexible in tailoring the tour for us, and kept in touch before we arrived in Japan. Her enthusiasm for the city and for Hokkaido were infectious. We got a great overview of the city and its history, and had many experiences we would never have had on our own. In addition she gave us many tips for the rest of our time in Japan. Very highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bill sama and Mary sama I was so garateful fo my time with you and I reallly appreciate for your kindness and generosity. It is my great pleasure to show you my hometown Sapporo and unique history and culture. I am glad that you found a painting of cherry blossom in Sapporo. It will be a memento of cherry blossoms we saw in Sapporo. I hope you will have wonderful journey to Vancuover. I also wish your continued happiness and good health. Best regards Yuko
Yuko is a very friendly, informative and helpful guide. She helped alot in making my trip to Sapporo a wonderful one. Would definitely reccommend Yuko to anyone travelling to Sapporo. Her english is very fluent as well. Thanks Yuko!! We had a wonderful time in Sapporo!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David sama I was happy that you enjoyed Hokkaido cuisine and restaurants in Sapporo. It was my great please to have you here in Sapporo. I wish you all the best. Yuko
Christie H.United States
Our day in Sapporo and Otaru with Yuko was the highlight of our trip. Yuko was outstanding and everything you want in a guide: professional, efficient, friendly, informative and fun. She was very knowledgeable about the history of the places she took us, recommended excellent restaurants, and told us fascinating cultural anecdotes that added a lot of interest to the tour. Yuko's English was flawless and her communication was clear and gracious. We would absolutely recommend Yuko to anyone touring Sapporo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christie sama Thank you very much for your kindest comment. I am glad to know you found an ice cream shop carrying squid ink ice cream in Hakodate! It is a quite experience and I am relieved to know Steve san loved it! Once again I was so grateful for my time with you. I wish your continued happiness and good health.
James LeeUnited States
Ms Yuko was excellent and very accommodating. Despite the light rain, we had one of the best tour experiences. I would recommend this highly to anyone new to Sapporo to get the bearing and explore more in depth later.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James sama Thank you very much for your warm comment. I am so grateful for my time wiht you all. Okurayama Jump Hill was a very unusual experience and I was happy that we were able to enjoy the scenery. I was impressed by your open-mindeness and knowledge. You have beautiful family and I hope you will enjoy every moment in Japan.
Nathan SpencerUnited States
A professional tour guide with an aim to please; I also enjoyed staying at her family's conveniently located hotel in Sapporo, close to Odori Park. You can find fluent English spoken at the hotel, and it is 1 block from a great 7-Eleven convenience store.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nathan Spencer sama Thank you very much for your evaulation and response. I am so grateful dor my time with you. I was very glad to know that you had a good time at my family's small and cozy hotel. Sapporo is a compact and comfortable city to live in. Hokkaido has many faces to amuse tourists depending on each season. I hope you will come back to Sapporo again some time. Please take care of yourself. Best regards Yuko
Judy KomatsuUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your warmest comments. I have enjoyed being together with you and your father. I am grateful for my time with you. I wish you and your father's sontinued health and happiness.
Bruce R.United States
Yuko is a great guide, knowledgeable, energetic and accommodating to our needs. She took us to the very interesting Sapporo historic village, the museum, and the Sapporo shrine and a temple. We could have done more but it was just after a blizzard... Thank you Yuko!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bruce sama Thank you very much for those kind words. I am very happy to have this oppotunity to see unique history and nature of Hokkaido together with you. Jomon culture in Northern Japan is now attracting global attention, especially from th UK scholars. I am so grateful for my time with you. Remember me to Astrid sama.
Ho Ee LainBrunei
Yuko deserves more than 5 stars. Thank you Yuko.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ho Ee Lain sama Thank you very much for your kind evaluation. I am very honored to be introduced by Sheila sama. I really appreciate your kind considerations and I am glad to share wonderful time with you. Remember me to your family .
Kenny WongKuala Lumpur, WP, Malaysia
Excellent. Please take this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kenny Wong sama Thank you very much for your feed back. There is annual "Autumn Food Festival" at Odori Park in Sapporo. I will send cool breeze to you! I will keep in touch with you! All the best Yuko
It had been a great one that i chose this local tour with yuko-san She speak very well english and had been a wonderful n thoughtful tour guide. Will recommend more of my friends to this tour n book her. Thank u Yuko san
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sheila-sama Thank you very much for your feedback. I was able to attend Fish Auction at Central Wholesale Market and a cat cafe for the first time in my life with you. Also visiting a monument to appreciate cooking knives will help Aziz-sama to pursuer his career. You visited Hokkaido this january and wanted to take your family to Sapporo again. I am very honored to have guide you and family in Hokkaido. I am looking forward to serving you some day again.