A pleasant, flexible tour

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Alisa
8 months ago , ( Couple ) , From: Israel

“ A pleasant, flexible tour ”

This is a new tour Koji has produced, focussed especially on cruise ship passengers on shore excursions from Shimizu. Its main advantage is its flexibility, since the fickle weather makes planning rigidly in advance somewhat risky. Within reason, Koji will tweak the tour to fit the weather. Also, he takes you with his car to the sites, thus beating the big groups to what are essentially small sites, thus enhancing their charm. Koji himself is very pleasant and personable. Notwithstanding the horrible weather we had, we enjoyed our morning with Koji a lot.

Koji:
Dear Alisa, Thank you very much for your kind words about my tour. I also had a lot of fun spending time with you and your husband. You talked to me a lot about your home country, and it was very interesting to me to know about those cultural differences. I hope that you will revisit Japan in the future with your children who you said are interested in Japan, and that you will see a magnificent view of Mt. Fuji under a clear blue sky next time!

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Joel
1 month ago , ( Friends ) , From: United States

“ Great half day tour of Shimizu ”

Koji explained the history and highlights of the shrine and the pine forest with the exceptional view of Mt Fuji. The couple we weee with could not climb to some of the sights so Koji explained the significance which painted a picture of the sight for them

Koji:
Dear Joel, Many thanks for writing the good review! I am relieved you seem to have arrived home safely. Although it was only regrettable that Rechard and Laurie couldn't see Kunozan Toshogu to the fullest, I hope that they enjoyed the four-hour tour as a whole, regardless. Please send my best wishes to everybody (including your wonderful wife Jamie), and contact me anytime if you like. Thank you very much.

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Alexandra
1 month ago , ( Couple ) , From: Norway

“ Shore excursion from port Shimizu ”

We were meet at the pier by Koji. Easy to find and on time. We had booked a day tour online. Very easy to get in contact whit Koji and fast reply. We drove to the waterfalls, it is beautiful. Koji was informing underway in the car and talked about the sights we visited. Great stop at a sake brewery and the best, a stop at a the farm. It was a great day and we would book Koji again if we have the opportunity.

Koji:
Dear Alexandra. Thank you very much for writing the good review! I'm glad you seem to have finished your cruise ship travel safely. I also had an enjoyable time with you four. Please send my respects to Jarle, Michael and Kristina. And contact me anytime if there is anything. I look forward to seeing you again someday.

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Paul
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Toshugu Shrine, Might Pine Grove, tea farm ”

Koji-san was most professional with full knowledge of the sites we visited. He was very well prepared. Our group of 8 was happy and satisfied. Would recommend his services. Mahalo nut loa...

Koji:
Dear Paul-san. Many thanks for your good review! I also enjoyed the time with you and liked the Hawaiian atmosphere you had. Please send my best regards to everybody, and contact me anytime if you visit Japan again. Thank you very much.

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Elaine
1 month ago , ( Friends ) , From: Australia

“ Our great 4 hour tour in Shimizu from the ship. ”

I had booked this 4 hour tour for when our ship docked in Shimizu for the day. Koji was waiting for us when we disembarked. We had a marvellous day visiting Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, Mt Fuji Observatory, a green tea plantation and Miho Pine Grove. One of our group was 90 yrs old and Koji was very considerate of her needs. His English was excellent. At the end of our tour he offered good recommendations for what we could do/ see for the remainder of our time in Shimizu. He was a great guide and we were extremely happy with his tour for the day.

Koji:
Dear Elaine. Thank you for writing the good review. Your warm comment about me is more than I deserve, and I am very glad you seem to have enjoyed the tour in Shimizu. Looking back..., the sight of you facing and overcoming the one hundred stone steps in Kunozan Toshogu was impressive, and I do hope even that experience have already been turned into a good memory of Japan in you. And to know that she was actually 90 was a big surprise to me. I thought she was a wonderful person, being good-natured and very understanding (as with the rest of you). Thank you very much anyway, and I hope someday you will visit Japan again!

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Jerry
2 months ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Excellent Day in Shimizu ”

If you are visiting Shimizu and want to book a private tour, this is the one for you. Koji is a very professional guide with good knowledge of the local area. He speaks English quite well. He met us at the cruise ship pier and drove up in his personal auto. We visited all of the sights on the itinerary, spending the amount of time we wanted. Some very unique experiences---Mt Fugi viewing, pine grove forest/beach, tea tasting fresh from tea field, cable car ride and famous shrine visit, plus cherry blossom viewing. What could be better.

Koji:
Dear Jerry. Thank you very much for your kind words, and I also thank you for teaching me the proper way to drink Scotch whisky. I am glad to know that you seemed to enjoy the tour in Shimizu. I had a fun time with you, too, and learned a lot from you. Well, although I am not sure I am "that" good as a tour guide, I am studying every day to improve my guiding skills as well as English skills. So I hope you and Janice will revisit Shimizu someday to confirm my progress(!) and to learn more about the region. May you both be happy and blessed with good health!

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