We had the pleasure of having Eiko as our guide on an all day tour of Kamakura. She came to Tokyo and met us right on time at our hotel lobby. She took us on the train to Kamakura and had a binder with relevant information for our tour neatly organized in a binder which she reviewed on the train ride. This was our last day in Japan and we had many guides during our trip, but Eiko was by far the best. She took us to the shrines and temples of most interest to us and discussed the customs and history of each. Especially fun was the trip to the tea master for the formal tea ceremony. Just excellent. She made reservations for lunch at a beautiful restaurant. Her English was excellent and she was easy to understand. I recommend Eiko very highly and would definitely use her again if we returned to Japan.
Hi Cindy! Thank you very much for such a wonderful review!! It made me so happy that I felt like giving everybody hugs and kisses.:-) I'm glad that you liked the places I chose especially the lunch place and the tea celemony at the tea master's house! Lunch was delicious. Thank you!:-) And Maccha was delicious too. Looking at her making tea beautifully in front of us on the tatami room was really a special moment!! And we also visited many temples and a shrine with a beautiful Japanese style garden. Among them was a temple whose white wisteria was full in bloom on your visit. It was the place I added to the itinerary just for you! I hope you liked it! :-) Again, thank you very much for having me as your Kamakura guide and I'm looking forward to seeing you and Steve again in Japan in the near future!! Arigato gozaimashita! Eiko