It takes a special guide to generate enthusiasm in rain so severe, the government sent a text to everyone’s phone (including ours) to warn of the risk of flooding. Yukari is that guide. She knows her subject really well and articulated some of the cultural and historic context in excellent English. She has a sense of humour and a real love for her home town. A lesser soul might have skipped a few stops given the monsoon but not Yukari; she really cares that her guests see everything and get every last drop (sorry!) from their tour. Kanazawa is a magical place but it is small so guidebooks don’t go into much detail. We got more out of our time with Yukari than we could possibly have achieved on our own. She is utterly charming and we would recommend her very highly indeed.
Thank you very much for the review! We managed to fully enjoy the city even in a heavy rain. I really appriciate your kind cooperation. We will never forget this tour because of that warning! I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan!!