Osaka Tour Review by JENNIFER

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JENNIFER
10 months ago , From: Philippines

We booked 2 tours with Hideo Yoshida. One full day tour in Osaka and Nara and another full day tour in Kyoto including Arashiyama. From my first email to inquire about private tours, Hideo sent a reply very fast. As we discussed our itinerary, I sent many emails with many questions and he was very patient, efficient and prompt in replying to my emails. Because of his fast replies with complete details, we were able to finalize our booking in a very short time. The most important thing I appreciate about Hideo is his EXTRA help with my other requests that are outside of the tour services that we booked with him. He helped us book our transportation for sightseeing including for places that we visited without a guide. He also helped us think of activities we can do for the new year, helped us arrange for a wheelchair when we needed one and helped us purchase our theme park special passes. He even sent me more emails with additional information that he suggested based on our interests. He made extra preparations for our tours by giving us folders with maps and brochures about the places we visited. For our tour without a guide, he made sure our transportation with wheelchair was arranged, he forwarded to me name and contact details of driver in advance so we can easily find him when he picks us up in our hotel. Hideo is an experienced and very knowledgeable guide. He is also very detailed and well organized. The best thing about Hideo is he goes the extra mile to help us with all our needs and requests. We were able to make the most out of our sightseeing with Hideo's guidance. I would like to thank him for all his help in making our trip memorable and worthwhile.

Hideo:
Dear Jennifer I am very glad to receive your message. I was relieved to hear you could enjoy yourself on 1-Jan new year(2016). We had a great time in Nara, Osaka and Kyoto, so I miss you and your group. I wish you a happy new year and I'll do my best as a tour guide. Thank you very much, Jennifer!! Best regards, HIDEo YOSHIda

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Alisa
1 month ago , ( Couple ) , From: Israel

“ Two fascinating days in Kyoto ”

Wishing to visit Kyoto in depth in the short time we had, we disembarked the ship we are sailing in in Kobe and travelled to Kyoto by Shinkansen, and spent the night there, rejoining our cruise the day after. Hideo picked us up in Kobe and was with us both days. Thanks to him, we saw many sights, using both taxis and public transport, and made it back to the ship with ample time. Hideo is very patient, punctual and knowledgeable and we had two wonderful days with him in this lovely city. Whilst we never felt hurried, we managed to see everything we had planned in advance, with his great help and suggestions, and although we probably just scratched the surface of this great city, we could never have done it without him.

Hideo:
Hi Alisa I'm very glad to receive your message. First I could find you on the deck from the port. Two days are so clear that we could visit Kinkakuji Temple, Nijo Castle, Ryoanji, Gion area, Kiyomizu Temple. Sanjusangen-do, and Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine according to the scedule thanks to your help. I hope you enjoy the tour of Japan. Thank you very much for joining my tour and hope to see you again in the early spring. we'll be able to enjoy viewing beautiful cherry blossoms." Thank you again. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

Alan Alan
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: Singapore

“ Easy day at Kobe ”

Main purpose was to try the Kobe beef. We went to one of the oldest sake brewery in Japan. There was a sake brewery museum about the history of the brewery which was very interesting. The good sake there are very affordable and for foreigners, tax-free is processed there too. Animal Kingdom was a good place to spend some time especially for family with kids. We had Kobe beef at two places - Mouriya which we chose from recommendation for lunch and Kagura as recommended by Hideo-san. Kagura is a lot more expensive- guess you pay for the teppanyaki showmanship. We didn't have much time for anything else.

Hideo:
Hi Alan I am very glad to receive your message. Thank you for joining my tour. I'm sure your daughter enjoyed Kobe animal kingdom. I hope you have a great time of Japan tour and I'd like to see your pretty daughter again. Thank you very much. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

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Sri
1 month ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Not a professional guide ”

He is a good guy and gentleman. Nice to have accommodate our schedule. He is not very informed and his English is not the best

Hideo:
Dear Sri. Unfortunately we caught heavy rain, but thank you for joining my tour. I hope you come back to Japan again. Thank you.

Natalia Natalia
1 month ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Professional and hard working tour guide ”

Hideo was fantastic! We had few quite bad experiences with our tour guides in Japan, but not Hideo. He was extremely prepared, friendly and generally very knowledgable. He also has an extreme level of energy, I was amazed by the pace he established, and how he kept up with it. Overall I would recommmend him. Thank you, Hideo!

Hideo:
Hi Natalia I am very happy to receive your message. You were also energetic and I had a great time walking with you to Kiyomizu Temple. I hope you enjoy Arashiyama Bamboo Forest and the tour of Japan. I'd like to say "thank you very much for joining my tour and hope to see you again sometime soon." Thank you. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

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Irwan
2 months ago , From: United States

We met up with Hideo at Sannomiya Station in Kobe for our afternoon tour. At the start he provided us with a clear itinerary and map of our tour for the day. We went up the hill to see Kitano Ijinkan area, back down to the Merikan Park and Mozaic Mall at the port, and then to Chinatown. Hideo provided a good history of the Kobe Port and the city in general which was very informative. Hideo was also very organized in conducting the tour. We ended the tour with dinner at a nice Japanese restaurant. Overall we had a good taste of the beautiful Kobe City and would love to go back again in the future. Irwan. Boston, MA, USA.

Hideo:
Dear Irwan I am very glad to receive your message. I'm sure you loved unaju ( rice topped with broiled eel ) and miso pork cutlet menue. I hope to see you again. Thank you very much.. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

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