We hadnt used a personal guide before and didnt really know what to expect. Tomomi was fantastic from the first time we spoke with her online via the message system. She provided us with all the info we needed regarding travel to the meeting location (from Tokyo to the Sea of Trees) right down to various options for trains, busses etc including timings that worked best and why we needed to book in advance. Tomomi met us right off the bus and instantly gave us a big smile and started telling us about our 4 hour trip. it covered all we wanted to see and more which was great. Tomomi is obviously very knowledgeable and passionate about the area she lives, but is also passionate about sharing knowledge, so *******ted a lot about the wider aspects of Japan culture, history and experiences as well as sharing some of our own from the UK. The time passed so quickly and Tomomi's English was absolutely superb - loads better than our Japanese! We went to visit the Sea of Trees and I can honestly say it was the best experience we had while we were in Japan, mostly because of Tomomi's excellent guidance and friendship. We saw parts of the forest that were well off the main tourist route. I would recommend Tomomi to anyone who is considering a guide in Japan and cant explain how wonderful it was to meet her while we were travelling, it was a real pleasure.
Your review and the warm words that gave me will definitely be a great motivation for me to keep trying my best as the local guide. I really appreciate your message. I’m pleased that you enjoyed exploring the beautiful forest and the magnificent view of Mt. Fuji at the lakeside. I had a lot of fun chatting and sharing some interesting topics with you throughout the tour. I was envious of you as you two are really good friends and have traveled a lot together. I wish I could have such a close friendship with someone as you guys do. I learned a lot about your country and some British English words. The best thing about my doing this job is that I can get to know the people from different backgrounds. Thanks to your kindness and friendly manner, I could express my thoughts without hesitation. I felt like we were long-time friends. I’m so glad to have met you two. I really appreciate a wonderful encounter!