Seiko

Licensed Guide
(73) Reviews
US$ 38 Hourly rate
JV JV Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Unforgettable Experience in Osaka, Kyoto and Nara! ”

Seiko meaning Holy Child. She’s cheerful, active, resourceful and very knowledgeable of Japan’s hidden gems. If you’re looking for the best experience in Japan then look no further than with Seiko. Seiko will help you find the beautiful unknown parts of Japan! If you want a tour that doesn’t have a lot of other tourists around then Seiko is the right tour guide for you. We had given her a list of activities that we wanted to do prior to our visit but she also made her own suggestions which we agreed on, her suggestions became the highlights of our trip. The next time we visit I think we’ll just let her decide because we really loved the places she took us to. We would not have known about those spots and restaurants if not for her. Two of my friends had already asked me for her contact information when they saw the pictures of our trip. She can think on the fly. We were running late for our reserved Kaiseki lunch and she quickly found an alternative. The place was a beautiful traditional Japanese house converted into a restaurant. It was called Yatabashi no Sato she taught us the term Wabi Sabi here, she described it as seeing beauty in simplicity and minimalism, in imperfection and rusticity. I received many inquiries about the restaurant when I posted pictures of it. The next day she brought us to a Ryokan for a mini Kaiseki meal in a private room and it was very delicious. All the restaurants she recommended were great and at a reasonable price! Even better than some of the other expensive restaurants that we picked by ourselves. You’ll learn a lot of fun facts about Japan as well as Japanese words. She was even so kind to help my sister find a pair of shoes she had been looking fro in Dotonbori. She’s also very nice person to be around with all around - my whole family said that she has a very happy and light aura and they liked her very much. See you next time Seiko! Let us know when you visit the Philippines, everybody wants to see you again! - JV

Seiko:

Thank you so much for your thoughtful and rewarding review, JV. I was very moved by reading your kind comments and appreciate your time in writing this up despite your busy schedule. As we carefully planned an itinerary for your family of three generations together, I was ready for a bit challenging experience for me, but it turned out to be great experience and easy-going tour, and I had a wonderful time with you. Thanks for connecting me with your family (very interesting!), and I was so happy to see you liked the places I picked! Hope to see you again in the Philippines or Japan, someday soon! Seiko P.S. We actually made it to the restaurant I originally booked, as they said it was okay to be a bit late.... Glad you liked it too^^

Private Tours

Osaka Namba & Backstreet Evening Tour

(73) Reviews
by Seiko
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Tea picking experience & tea plantation walking/cycling (Sea...

(73) Reviews
by Seiko
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7 Hours US$ 253

Fushimi & Uji -Local Delicacy of Sake and Green Tea!

(73) Reviews
by Seiko
While the tour covers the popular Fushimi Inari Shrine and Uji Byodoin Temple, we'll also spend some time in Fushimi sake district for sake tasting and loc...
7 Hours US$ 253

Osaka 1-day Grand Tour

(73) Reviews
by Seiko
7-8 hour quick tour to cover "must-see" sites in Osaka! After learning a bit about the history of Osaka during Osaka castle visit, you will visit nostalgi...
7 Hours US$ 253

Kyoto Essentials: Full-Day Private Tour

(73) Reviews
by Seiko
Discover Kyoto's most popular & memorable sites! This is a semi-tailored tour so you can choose a few spots from my recommendations in addition to two mus...
8 Hours US$ 287 up to 6 people

Nara & Osaka 1-day Tour

(73) Reviews
by Seiko
Visit Nara and Osaka must-see sites in one day including Nara "deer" park, Great Buddha at Todaiji Temple, Osaka Castle, and Dotonbori for the evening. Tou...
8 Hours US$ 282