SHIN

Licensed Guide
(49) Reviews
$ 32 Hourly rate
Everett Everett United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Best guide ever!!! Far more than a guide in fact :-) ”

I can not express how above and beyond Shin went for us. He was truly far more than a guide in every aspect. I have toured with more than a hundred or more guides over the years (no exaggeration) and Shin really separates himself from the rest. From the moment we contacted him he was responsive and helpful. He took care of things for us in other cities in which we already had a guide. It was unreal as he was picking up the slack for other guides and didn't want or expect anything in additional return. He is just that sort of man whom really cares for his guests and wants to help people when ever he can. Byond all of his inherent traits Shin possesses great logistical organization and a fantastic depth of local historical knowledge for where he is guiding. He moves as fast or as paced as anyone may need and trust me we were super impressed by how quickly he could move when we had to catch a tour boat before it took off (we had to catch up to him lol). Above and beyond is all I can say as he did so much before we arrived and so much after we left him (he kept checking on my flights during a typhoon when even my current guide had no desire to do this). Shin was an absolute pleasure to be with all day and my only regret is that we did not hire him for guiding in some of the other places we went (as we were already obligated to prior bookings). You would be doing a MAJOR disservice to yourself if you choose any other guide in the places he does tours as he simply is the best. Thank you Shin for making another one of our Japan trips so memorable, for it is people like you that always keep us coming back. Sincerely, Everett & Yana

SHIN:

Hi Everett san, thank you very much for the nice review! Firstly I would like to say thank you that you had visited Japan, and hired me this time. And secondly I have to really appreciate your very nice comment. Honestly speaking I feel a little bit shy to read review (lol). But your words surely encourage me very much. At first when you texted me about your plan of activities in Japan, I truly admired that you have in-depth knowledge and warm mind related with the Japanese culture and history from the bottom of your heart . For example, in addition to Nikko, the word of Mt.Koya you told me was surprisingly fresh to me, because the most tourists tend generally to visit well-known popular tourist spots near the big city. Together with Mt.Koya, our place, Nikko, is also one of the most sacred places. They are leaving the Buddhism atmosphere in the deep cedar trees and occupy themselves as a spiritual center of Japan. So I felt super happy because foreign tourist like you come out and sincerely try to experience the hidden cultural gem as well as Sake taste (lol). Once again please let me say many thanks of sharing wonderful time in Nikko. I truly wish the happiness for Everett san and Yana san, and I believe guardian Gods, Nioh will protect all of you forever! Thank you very much and Спасибо ! SHIN

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