NAO

Licensed Guide
(2) Reviews
US$ 32 Hourly rate
Shaun Shaun United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ An angel detective ”

My husband and I had a simple request: could we hire a guide to escort us to an area near Kumamoto where his grandparents lived before immigrating to the US? We just wanted to see the home place and feel what it was like.Thanks to Nao’s research and contacts, we ended up not only seeing homes and burial sites of my husband’s ancestors, but meeting relatives who presently live on his grandparents’ home site! It was a magical day, one we will never forget. Nao’s translation skills were so valuable to us, but she offered so much more, including kindness and enthusiasm and a genuine interest in making our family’s connection. My husband now knows the place where his grandparents lived and is so happy to learn that his cousins are still making it a family home. Nao was our Sherlock Holmes! We also call her an angel because of her thoughtfulness and respect for privacy in negotiating the connections with our relatives. Just think! We were all unknown to each other until a few days ago! We, and our extended family in the US, owe many thanks to Nao!

NAO:

Dear Shaun-san, Thank you very much for the review that couldn't be better! I am certain that I have been blessed with good opportunities and nice people. They supported us to connect the dots. And most of all, your passion lead us to the happy gathering. I was so happy to see you, your husband and your relatives meet, smile and talk, feeling the beautiful family ties and thinking of your great ancestors. I should be the one thanking you! I wish you a fun and fruitful time for the rest of your trip and I hope you visit Japan again for the next adventure in the near future!! Thank you again for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

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