Yumiko was our perfect guide on a fun-filled wonderful trip. Although we have traveled the world, we decided for the first time to have a personal guide join us our trip to Japan. It was a smart decision. Yumiko is friendly and knowledgeable, and we became best friends by the end of the first day. Her calling as a guide surpassed our highest expectations. Before the actual trip, we communicated and together developed an exciting itinerary which could not have been any better. Our five days included Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, and a special trip to Takayama to attend one of the three best festivals in Japan. Her expertise was over the top. Because we wanted to see one of the major festivals that Japan is known for, she was able to arrange an upscale ryokan with "onsen" at Takayama at the height of tourist season. We ended up being part of the festival with memories that will last a lifetime. Yumiko knows where to go and what to do, and worked to ensure that it was our vacation. She was a joy to be with, and quickly earned our highest recommendation.
Thank you for your warm review, David. Couldn't be happier to hear that. We talked a lot about the itinerary before the tour, so when I met your family on the first day, I felt as if we'd meet for the first time in a long time. I was very glad that you, your wife and son showed up with a friendly smile. In Tokyo, it was a busy day, but visiting traditional, cultural and high-tech spots was so exciting, wasn't it? In Hakone, you stayed at a nice ryokan with Onsen. At Takayama Autumn Festival, I was delighted that you enjoyed contact with local people. Eating festive light meal at the stall was also fun and nice experience! I myself had a great time with you. Thank you very much for the nice opportunity. I wish you all the best. Yumiko