Janet HowardUnited States
Takashi was very friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. He made sure we had the tour of Shirakawa-go that was just right for us. He can speak to anything , from Japanese history to methods of construction. He was able to answer all of our questions. He truly enjoys being with people and has a good sense of humor. He has a passion for his work and is easy-going at the same time - a winning combination!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Janet, Thank you very much for 5-star rating and for wonderful comment to my guide service. It was an extemely fine day in March in Shirakawa-go.We visited the observation deck by shuttle bus, and enjoyed a bird's - eye view of the whole village. We strolled the village, and took some pictures at the picture points. I am really happy to know that you enjoyed the tour. Best regards, Takashi
I rate him 5 stars, I don't know why that rating won't show. Takashi was very knowledgeable about how to get to Shirakawago and on to Kanazawa. He knows his sight information and was willing to adjust to our needs. Awesome.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Linda Bishop and Agent : Catherine Dagenais, Thank you very much for 5-star rating to my guide service. We visited Shirakawago starting at Takayama in the morning, and disbanded the tour at Kanazawa. it was a fine day. We used a shuttle bus to get to Observation deck. Gassho farmhouses are facing the same direction. Picturesque scene. We walked down the hill, and visit Kandake Gassho farmhouse, and strolled the village. We had a lunch at a nice buckwheat Soba restaurant. Best 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.
Young KangUnited States
Knowledgeable, polite, and efficient, Takashi did a great job of guiding our family of 3 on a half day tour from Kanazawa to Shirakawa go on a rainy day. He speaks excellent English so communication was absolutely no problem. Prompt pre-tour communication. A fax reminder was waiting at the hotel at the check-in. I would definitely use his service again, should we return to this region.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Young Kang san, Thank you very much for 5-star rating to my tour guide service. I was impressed very much with your conversation while travelling on a highway bus. It was drizzling, but occasionally fine. I am glad to know that you and your family enjoyed the tour. Thank you very much again for your heart-warming comment on my tour guide service. Best regards, Takashi