Ikue was excellent. She brought us to many places in Kumamoto within the 4 hours that we had. The gardens were beautiful and she treated us to a local sweet potato snack just outside the gardens. She also took us to a good vantage point to see the Kumamoto castle. As the castle is closed for renovations, we walked around the castle and also went to an arts and crafts centre by the castle. Ikue is knowledgable and gave interesting insights into the history of Kumamoto.