Kamakura Tour Review by Rose

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Rose
9 months ago

My family and I were visiting Japan for the first time and we reached out to Ms. Yoko to see Kamakura, in particular it's temples: Hokoku-ji, Hase-dera and Kotoku-in. We exchanged emails before the trip and so meeting her felt like we were meeting an old friend. She's very sweet and knowledgeable. We enjoyed visiting the temples with Ms. Yoko. Besides the temple, we also enjoyed perusing the shops along Komachi-dori.

Yoko:
Dear Rose, Thank you very much for taking your time go post a lovely review. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed exploring Kamakura. I also enjoyed the day with you and your family. The day was relatively hot, but was really a beautiful day with cool breeze sometimes - we had nice weather for exploring Kamakura. Besides Tokyo and Kamakura, there are many attractive destinations in Japan as I told you. I hope you'll come back to Japan in the near future. I'm looking forward to seeing you and your family again in the near future. Kind regards, Yoko

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Akop
5 days ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Tokyo trip ”

Hello! Yoko was an absolute pleasure to have be our guide in Tokyo. Without her knowledge and guidance we would be lost. I will recommend my friends and family to her anytime!!! Thank you Yoko for an unforgettable experience.

Yoko:
Thank you so much for posting such a lovely review, Akop! I enjoyed the day with you and your wife. Thanks to you, we laughed a lot during the tour. I appreciate your kindness and a sense of humor. I hope you enjoyed your journey in Japan. I hope you'll come back to Japan in the near future and would like to see you then. Please take good care of yourself. Yoko

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Shavonne
2 weeks ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Two Tours with Yoko ”

My husband and I were only in Tokyo, Japan for about a week, so I decided to hire Yoko as our tour guide for 2 of the 7 days we were there. My husband was skeptical at first and felt we could navigate our points of interest on our own. Either way, I booked the “One day Tokyo” and “One day trip to Kamakura” tours and we thoroughly enjoyed both. With both tours we had the opportunity to see many shrines and temples (including Meiji Shrine, Sensoji Temple, Hokoku-ji temple and others) of which Yoko was very knowledgeable and able to share key historical information. Being able to drink Matcha tea with Japanese sweets while overlooking a bamboo garden at Hokoku-ji was the highlight of our trip to Kamakura (seeing the Great Buddha was awesome too). She even directed us to Kiddy Land in Tokyo where I had the chance to shop for Hello Kitty and Sailor Moon souvenirs! She recommended two great restaurants for our lunch breaks during each tour. When the first restaurant option during tour #1 ended up having a long line, she offered an alternative which was off the beaten path yet perfect for what my husband was hoping for (less mainstream and more what locals would experience). My only negative was the bus ride we had to take between destination in Kamakura, as they were quite cramped and rocky which triggered my motion sickness. This was in no way Yoko’s fault, obviously, and I was able to recover quickly once off the bus. In all, I was grateful for the instructions on how to get around using the Metro/JR lines, information regarding other points of interest not on the tour and her overall positive and friendly demeanor. She speaks English very well and we had no major communication barriers during our time together. It was like a friend was showing us around Tokyo and not a stuffy tour guide. My husband even admitted I was right (of course) to book the tours with Yoko and that he could not have imagined exploring Tokyo and Kamakura without her. We were genuinely sad to have to part from her after our second tour. If you are like me and like to stroll and browse in one location without feeling a time crunch, I would recommend scheduling just 2 or three destination during the One day in Tokyo tour. My husband is not such a person so bouncing to 4 different locations was fine for him. Sorry for such a long review :)

Yoko:
Thank you so much for your warm and thoughtful review, Shavonne. It's very nice meeting both of you. You are such nice people, so sharing the time with you was so enjoyable and memorable for me. I was sorry for the bus ride at Kamakura - Hokoku-ji temple is a very popular place for tourists, so almost always the bus for the temple is packed with many people. However I'm glad to hear that the time in Hokoku-ji temple seemed to be a good memory for you. I enjoyed both tours in Tokyo and Kamakura with you. To tell the truth, I didn't want to say goodbye after the second trip and after that I miss both of you. I'm grateful for your kindness and thoughtfulness. As you know, there are many attractive tourist destinations in Japan. I hope I can see both of you again in the near future. Thank you again and please take care of yourselves. Yoko

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Beng
2 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Malaysia

“ Tokyo city tour ”

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Yoko:
Thank you so much for taking your time to post a lovely review, Beng. I enjoyed the day with you and your family. Talking to you and your husband about Malaysia is really interesting to me. I hope you enjoyed your trip in Kanazawa and Kyoto. Please come to Japan again and I hope to see you in the near future. Yoko

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Umberto
3 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Italy

“ Excellent guide. ”

I booked the guide for a friend of mine and his family. They told me she was a wonderful guide.

Yoko:
Thank you so much for taking your time to post the wonderful review, Umberto. I'm grateful to you for choosing me as a guide for your friends and the family. I'm glad to hear they enjoyed the tour. They are friendly and I had a lovely time with them. I hope I can see them again if they come to Tokyo. And also I hope I can see you if you come to Tokyo. Yoko

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Lynette
4 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Australia

“ Personalised tour of Tokyo ”

We had a fantastic day with Yoko. As well as taking us to all the sites we wanted to see Yoko explained the history and customs of each place She taught us how the underground trains worked so we could get around ourselves and recommended places to go We had a delicious Japanese lunch which was enjoyed by all. Yoko was an excellent guide.

Yoko:
Thank you so much for your fabulous review, Lynette. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the day. It's my pleasure to help you exploring Tokyo. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed "Shabu-shabu" lunch which is popular Japanese dishes especially in winter. It was really a lovely day for me with all of your family. I hope you will enjoy your stay in Hokkaido. Hope to see you again in the near future. Happy holidays! Yoko

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