Paula Misaki VincentUnited States
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
James S.Honolulu, HI, United States
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
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
Faina AronovichUnited States
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
Stephen PollackUnited States
We met Takashi at our hotel. He was early and very focused on our interests for our one day tour with him. We asked if we could modify the standard tour, by shortening certain aspects and adding something of great interest to us. He was most accommodating, and interested in pleasing us. We got to go to the site we asked to add to the tour, and it was wonderful. Takashi is a very nice gentleman and a wonderful guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephen, I greatly appreciate your best rating and wonderful comment to me. It was a cold and snowy day. We visited Shirakawago in the morning. We went to observation deck, Wada-ke Gassho house and strolled the village. We went to Takayama in the afternoon. We visited San-no-machi old merchant street, Takayama Jinya Samurai office building and history museum.We took a JR train for Toyama, and visited Toyama Glass Museum. I am really happy to know that you enjoyed the tour. Best regards, Takashi
Tom JacobsonUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tom, Thank you very much for 5-star rating to my guide service. It was a cold and snowy day. It was unfortunate that one of your participants had a sore throat and was not able to join the tour. We visited Takayama Kokubunji temple, morning market, San-no-machi old merchant street, 24th-day market and had a Hida beef lunch. In Shirakawago, we visited observation deck, Kandake Gassho farmhouse and strolled the village. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed the tour. Best regards, Takashi
Denise KenningtonUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Denise, I am grateful for the best evaluation that you has done for my tour service. We visited UNESCO World Heritage site Shirakawago in the morning, and old merchant town Takayama in the afternoon. It was a fine day, then latter became cloudy and cold. It was rather a nice day in winter. I am sure that you and your family enjoyed the tour. Best regards, Takashi
Alice HamoyUnited States
Excellent. Exceptional service provided to our group
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alice, Thank you very much for 5-star rating on my guide service. We started the tour for Shirakawago and Takayama late in the morning. It was a fine day, and we were able to visit both Shirakawago and Takayama. I appreciate you and your participants for kind cooperation. Thank you very much again. Best regards, Takashi
We couldn't have done a trip like today alone. Takashi was a very knowledgeable and caring guide. He made our visit to Takeyama and Shirakawago interesting and carefree for us. We would certainly recommend his guidance.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan Kasper, Thank you very much for the highest evaluation to my guiding service.We boarded Shinkansen bullet train at Kanazawa in the early morning.We visited Takayama Miyagawa morning market,Sannomachi old merchant streets,Kagaya Sake brewery and Takayama Jinya. In the afternoon, we visited UNESCO World Heritage site Shirakawago. We boarded a World Heritage bus for Shi-Takaoka, and finally arrived at Kanazawa. I am happy to know that I could provide memorable tour for you. Best regards, Takashi
Takashi was a knowledgeable, friendly and experienced guide. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip to beautiful Shirakawa-go. Thanks Takashi!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Kym Nadebaum, Thank you very much for your comment on my tour guide service. We visited old merchant city,Takayama in the morning, and UNESCO World Heritage site,Shirakawago in the afternoon. Unfortunately it was rainy day all through one day. But we were able to visit both places as scheduled. Kind regards, Takashi
Jane ReeseNew Zealand
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Jane Reese, Thank you very much for 5-star mark to my tour guide service. We visited UNESCO world heritage site in the morning, and old merchant city Takayama in the afternoon. It was a fine autumn day. Thank you for hiring me as your tour guide. Takashi
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Our Tour guide Takayashi was very kind, patient and very good. We really enjoyed our day. The whole trip was very informative.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bernalie Adan, Thank you very much for 5-star rating to my guide service.We had a fine day,and eveything went smoothly. I am very much happy that you and your party enjoyed the tour with me. Kind regards,Takashi
Jack RichUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jack Rich, Thank you very much for 5-star rating toward my tour guide service.We visited Takayama in the morning,and Shirakawago in the afternoon.I showed you about Kokubun-ji temple,Miyagawa morning market,Sannomachi old merchant streets,rice cracker baking shop,Takayama jinya Edo-period administrative office building in Takayama.We visited Shiroyama observation point,walking down the slope,Kanda Gassho farmhouse in Shirakawago.Kind regards,Takashi
The second day with Takashi was as enjoyable as the first one. He convinces by his knowledge and his experience as well as through his modesty.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Max Kaufmann, Thank you very much for 5-star rating to my tour guide service. I am deeply impressed that you have strong interest toward Japanese culture, history and old buildings. We were lucky because we had no rain in Takayama and a little rain just at the end of Shirakawago. Kind regards, Takashi
It was a privilege to have Takashi-san as guide - knowledgeable, responsible, flexible, energetic, happy to go any number of extra miles needed to meet one's requests.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Arkady, Thank you very much again for 5-star rating you have presented to me. It's a great honor for me to serve as your tour guide. It was a terrible snowy day. But, this is a typical weather in the Hokuriku region. Weather here changes suddenly in winter. We were able to visit Shirakawago and Takayama as scheduked. Kind regards, Takashi