Kaoruko was punctual & a wonderful guide. She speaks fluent English & French. She took us by train to the stables from our apartment in Shibuya. I was surprised how long this took. We did not arrive until around 9am to the stables. There was also NO museum experience as was promoted which was disappointing- However it was an incredible experience being permitted to enter the stable and the training room to see these very big, impressive men dressed only in a loin cloth and smeared with clay from the practice ring, their toes and fingers bandaged, stretching and sparring in turn with each other. We were very disappointed that the sesssion ended only 10 minutes after our arrival. Training had been cut unexpectedly short due to an event. Kaoruku was very apologetic and with her assistance we were very lucky to purchase some day tickets to the SUMO tournament which we attended later that evening. Such an amazing experience to have done both in the one day and we would not have missed it for the world. Because of our unanticipated early finiish, Kaoruku accompanied us for the rest of the morning as our guide to the Meiji Shrine and to Takeshita street in Harajuku with many great tips along the way.. Thank you so much Kaoruku for your guidance and such a wonderful day!
Rosa-san Thank you for this nice review. I realy enjyed quiding you. You are very gentle and yourd children are all so beautiful! I realy felt sorry for the short practice but at least you had chance to see real tournament. I hope that you will have good time in Hakuba! Thank you and best regards, Kaoruko