From start to finish Seiko was terrific to work with. Several emails back and forth and a custom tour of the beautiful city of Nara with Seiko was created. She picked us up from our cruise ship port. We began by her teaching us how to use the train system, from buying tickets to learning the lines and where to go. We then took several trains to Nara from Kobe. Once we arrived she took us all around the shrine and temple of Nara. It was truly beautiful. The free roaming sacred deer was our reason for going to Nara but the 1,000’s of lanterns and amazing shrine and beautiful temple and it’s history we learned was the ultimate reason for this destination. Seiko was full of information and was able to be flexible with our shopping and eating demands. Afterward we went to Osaka and she even took us to a special Sumi art store that was 120 years old so I could buy my mom a gift. She is a sweet, lovely person and we are so happy we got to know her! In case your wondering, her English is perfect as she lived in Wisconsin for several years. She is quick and witty and fun to be with! Book Seiko! You won’t be dissapointed.
Thank you Kimberly for the very personal and kind comments. I'm glad we could still visit all the sites as planned despite the change of arrival time due to the typhoon and I could spend a wonderful time with you all. Even chatting while traveling was something, now that you made me want to travel by a cruise ship! Hope you enjoyed exploring all other cities you visited in Japan and come back for more someday! Seiko