From the onset Yukari was exceptional! Prompt replies to our emails and enquiries regarding our one day trip to Kanazawa. We were a family of four from Australia on our second trip to Japan, with two older children, 19 & 15 and had decided to do a day trip to Kanazawa from Nozawa Onsen, where we were having a ski holiday. Yukari organised a proposed agenda based on our needs, which somehow managed to include every site we wanted to visit plus more. We arrived on the Shinkansen at 9.30am, and were warmly greeted by Yukari at the station. From that moment, we relaxed and enjoyed the sites and delights of Kanazawa with Yukari leading the way! Yukari was a great guide with much historical and cultural knowledge to share at each location, and made it enjoyable and relevant for the whole family.... read more
Thank you very much for your wonderful review!! I am grateful that I was also able to enjoyed the special day with you and your family in Kanazawa. Also I am so happy to know that your trip in Japan had become memorable and I had been able to part of it. I hope I would be able to welcome you all in the future again. Best wishes to you all.
We had a great time with Yukari! She planned a wonderful day tour of Kanazawa and taught us so much about the city. We would highly recommend her.
Thank you very much for the review! I was also able to enjoy a wonderful day with you. I am very pleased that you had enjoyed the tour. I hope you would come to Kanazawa again!
Hiring Yukari is one of the best decision I made for our trip to Japan. Luckily, my husband stumbled upon the triple lights website just days before our trip. Otherwise, our day in Kanazawa will not be as enjoyable. Yukari is punctual yet flexible, professional yet friendly and generous. Communication with her through triple lights was a breeze and nothing was too much trouble for her. Walking with her around Kanazawa was like having an old friend showed us around her town. My sons love her as well. She made our 8 hour walking trip very enjoyable and paced it perfectly, even with a 9 year old in tow. We hit all of the tourist attractions, scored exquisite souvenirs and had yummy local food and snacks without feeling rushed. At the end of our tour, even when we were running a hour late, Yuk... read more
Thank you very much for the review! I am so happy to know that you were able to enjoy the tour with me! Of course, I myself enjoyed the tour with you such a lovely family. Also your review touched my heart. I appriciate your kind words. It's my pleasure if I would be able to welcome you here in Kanazawa again in the future! Warmest regards to you and your family, Yukari
Yukari is a great guide! She was very communicative and open even to last minute changes. She did a great job!
Hi Zachary, Thank you very much for the review! The tour went really well with your cooperation!
We had a very short visit to Kanazawa as a family and Yukari helped us make the most of that. She was very well organised and punctual and had designed a great itinerary for us. Her English is good and she was very helpful and friendly in answering all our questions and making sure all our needs were met. In only 3 hours we got an overview of the key sights of Kanazawa.
Hi Aileen, Thank you very much for writing the review! We could go along all the way as I planed was possible by all of your family's cooperation. I truely appriciate that. If you have a chance,please come visit Kanazawa again! Yukari
Yukari accommodated our request for a timing change due to the typhoon. We ended up with a perfect sunny afternoon! She took us efficiently through the gardens, castles, and dwellings in Kanazawa. Open and kind, we enjoyed sharing with her!
Thank you very much for the review! It was a lucky of us to be able to enjoy the city with a perfect sunny. Hope you enjoy fully in Kanazawa and the rest of your stay in Japan!
I hired Yukari to take me to an artist studio in Kanazawa and to translate his presentation. She has done an excellent job. She is sweet, personable, trying hard, and totally recommended.
Hello Daniella, Thank you very much for the review! It was a great experience to me,as well. Please enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. Also I hope you would be able to meet your cute dog and relieve soon.
In developing a tour for our interests, Yukari advised in advance certain sites closed that day so that we two couples might visit them on our own. Everywhere we went together, walking or by bus - Nagamachi Samaritan District and Nomira-ku House; Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts; Kenroku-en Garden; Higashi Chaya District and Sakuda Gold Leaf - Yukari clearly explained history, context and pointed out details we could not have appreciated without her. The insights she provided definitely added value. Yukari is a lovely person, truly interested in presenting Kanazwa to her guests. She also took us for a delicious Japanese lunch and later for matcha in an historic teahouse. Our tour took longer than anticipated, yet she did not end it at or soon after the appointed time,... read more
Hi Linda-san, Thank you very much for your enthusiastic review! I'm so happy to know that you had enjoyed the tour with me. Also I felt happy while you all were intrested in traditional crafts of Kanazawa or Ishikawa at the Museum. Thank you for asking me a lots of good questions so that I was able to introduce more details of things to you. People from Canada always reminds me of my initial resolution. Hope you enjoy the rest of trip in Japan!!
It takes a special guide to generate enthusiasm in rain so severe, the government sent a text to everyone’s phone (including ours) to warn of the risk of flooding. Yukari is that guide. She knows her subject really well and articulated some of the cultural and historic context in excellent English. She has a sense of humour and a real love for her home town. A lesser soul might have skipped a few stops given the monsoon but not Yukari; she really cares that her guests see everything and get every last drop (sorry!) from their tour. Kanazawa is a magical place but it is small so guidebooks don’t go into much detail. We got more out of our time with Yukari than we could possibly have achieved on our own. She is utterly charming and we would recommend her very highly indeed. read more
Thank you very much for the review! We managed to fully enjoy the city even in a heavy rain. I really appriciate your kind cooperation. We will never forget this tour because of that warning! I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan!!
From the first time I contacted Yukari san, she was very professional and excellent at customizing our family trip. I mentioned my 5 year old son and she was quick to recommend a couple kid friendly destinations and tour routes. Also we found out that the summer in Kanazawa can get REALLY HOT. Yukari san was quick to make resting stop recommendations along the way when we were getting too tired or our son was being a bit cranky. She was excellent in trying to keep our son interested throughout the tour and even prepared some cute gifts for him as well. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Thank you very much for the review! I appriciate that you all had been trying to enjoy the tour and being so kind even in that much hot day. I 'm sure that special hot day tour had added some spice to our as a unforgettable memories of Kanazawa!
Planning a trip is exhausting. Making sure everyone enjoys the trip, even more exhausting, if not impossible. I was fortunate to connect with Yukari through TripleLights, who gladly relieved me of that burden. We originally planned to visit Hiroshima and when our travel plans changed, I checked with TripleLights and Yukari's name came up, with excellent reviews and was fortunately available on the day that our ship, Diamond Princess, was scheduled for Kanazawa. Yukari was generous with her time and made suggestions that were right on point for a family that stretched, age wise from 18 to 74. Yukari's knowledge of the city and its history made for a wonderful day. She was easy to connect with at the JR Kanazawa station, helped us to navigate public transport, and at the end of the da... read more
Dear Thomas, Thank you very much for your long review! This made me much more motivated. Also I was so happy that you have officialy included me as a member of Roman clan,and your family had enjoyed Kanazawa with me. I'm looking forward to seeing you again! Best wishes to all of your family. Yukari
We had a wondeful day with Yukari-san as she guided us through several interesting and magical places in Kanazawa. She was very thoughful to check on how we were going during the tours and adapting to our interests. We really appreciated her skill and the beautiful area, highly recommended.
Dear Matthew, Thank you so much for the review! I hope you two are having another wonderful day in Nagano today and enjoying the rest of your stay in Japan. Best wishes to you and your wife! Yukari
Yukari is a fountain of knowledge. I believe that her profile doesn’t do her justice. She managed to show me all the places I wanted to see plus a whole lot more and greatly organised. She should be in strategic planning. Yukari is a lovely lady and knows the details of everything you are seeing. And her little back street restaurant was genuinely Japanese and delicious. I wish her a fantastic career in tourism.
Thank you so much for your comments,Lucero. I'm happy that you had enjoyed the tour with me. I will keep on enjoying the tour! Yukari
Very helpful and here knowlege of the area covered was really good
Thank you very much for the sweet words! I enjoyed having the tour with lovely couple,too!
Our full day tour with Yukari in Kanazawa was the highlight of a 13 day cruise around Japan. Yukari was able to assess both our interests and our level of energy to work out a perfect itinerary for our day in this beautiful city. An excellent combination of enthusiasm and informative Ness, and she truly made our excursion special.
Thank you so much for your warm comments.It was a very pleasant time for me too because you have shared your stories,beautiful photos and just being with lovely couple made me feel so happy. I hope someday you can come again with your family to Kanazawa.
One of the best tour i have in japan.grate guide kindly and know alot.
Thank you very much for the comments. I'm truely glad and I hope you will have a great trip going on in Japan and other places!!
Yukari was a wonderful host. She not only brought us to see parts of Kanazawa that a tourist would not seek on their own, but also made us experience true Japan culture, sharing her own experiences with us. Her english was excellent and we encourage Yukari to seek a national licence so that other tourists would not only be guided by an excellent guide in Kanazawa, but across Japan. Thank you Yukari!
Dear Simon, Thank you for your considerate review. It truely helped me motivating. I was having a pleasant time with all of your family. Thank you for sharing the part of your treasures time in Japan with me!