Our family of four was fortunate to have Shin as our personal guide. We were visiting from Hawaii and it was the first time we travelled alone to Japan. Shin offered his help immediately after we contacted him, always responding with “ask me anything (even questions outside the booking dates). He helped us reserve our seats on the Shinkansen, and even changed the time of his ticket so he could take the Shinkansen with us when we went to Tokyo. Shin’s tour was special. It was personalized to our interests and included local culture, history, and restaurants we would not have experienced without him. Shin’s English is very good. He is personable and easy to talk to and understand. He found topics of interest to make conversation with all of us. We all enjoyed Shin and he quickly became a part of our family. Shin is very thoughtful, knowledgeable, helpful, and detailed. He always kept our group together making sure no one got lost. Shin took photos for us and sent them to us at the end of the day. We appreciated his determination to help us find gifts we wanted to purchase. He read the packaging for us and made recommendations. Shin was a wonderful guide, we didn’t have to worry about anything. Shin was always thinking one step ahead to make sure everything went smoothly. Before we parted, Shin shared tips and options about getting around and drew detailed maps for us. We really appreciate Shin’s time and energy. Thank you so much Shin-san for the very special memories!
Hello Candace san. Thank you so much for your nice comment. I feel happy you could have a happy moments in the first tour from Hawaii. Your friendly smile always made me feel relax so that I could happily and smoothly guide you as if we were family members as you stated. Osaka and Nara you chose are just recommendable places with different colors and attractions. Osaka, called Kitchen of Japan, so you could taste various delicious local foods. On the other hand, Nara, old capital town of Japan in the 8th century, has another fascinating aspects. I am amazed you had selected best routes as a first tour of Japan. I am sure different seasons and various cities in Japan will waiting for you to come back in the future. During the tour it was great fun for me to know about lovely island, Hawaii. I remembered sweet honeymoon trip to Honolulu with my wife 40 years ago. Time flies fast but people's good memory keep staying in a heart forever as well as our tour in Japan. I wish we could meet next time either in Hawaii or Japan. I am proud of having guided wonderful guests like you, Candace san. Thank you very much. Aloha ! SHIN