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Takehiko

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(16) Reviews
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Reviews ( 16 )
Claire Claire United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Super day in Nara ”

Zuni San was very wonderful, patient with me (I am very slow walker with a cane), and took us to see things of much interest with children ages ten and thirteen as well as of interest to adults. His English was grand.

Takehiko:

Dear,Claire san. Thank you for your kind message. I'm very grateful to be with you just 6 hours. I'm afraid you have painfull feet because of lots of walking I gave you. I guess your family really enjoyed her weddling ceremony and banquet,maybe were moved. Be safe and have a merry Christmas next month. Sincerly. Zumi

Anthony Anthony Hong Kong ( Friends )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ An excellent and considerate tourist guide ”

Takehiko san likes to be called “Zumi.” He was recommended very correctly to me by Emi san, a very helpful English-speaking coordinator online at Triplelights. Besides providing the service of a wheelchair accessible van, Zumi san is an excellent tourist guide in all respects. I, being handicapped in one leg and a wheelchair user, was on a long cruise with my girlfriend & 2 friends between October & November 2018 visiting several Japanese ports and stopped over Osaka twice. Zumi san pampered me & my girl friend both times almost like babies! Due to some error in passport discovered after embarking the ship, my girl friend could not stay overnight ashore. Zumi san volunteered to take us unconditionally, and beyond our itinerary, back to the ship at Osaka port from Kyoto where we finished a ... read more

Takehiko:

Thank you for too enough compliments to me. It's really my pleasure and honor to be with you because I can learn a lot from you during the tour and also before it. Any place where we visited the other day reminds me of the time spent with you together. I will waif for your coming over to Osaka,Kyoto,and Kobe. Say hello to your friends and be safe. Best wishes to you. Sincerly. Takehiko Oizumi,Zumi

Raymond Raymond Singapore ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ We visited Osaka, Nara and Kyoto on a private driving tour ”

Mr Oizumi is knowledgeable about the places we visited, including their history, twists and turns along the way, and is able to help us modify our itineraries a accordingly. He is courteous, pleasant, and mild mannered Overall, we feel safe with him as our personal tour guide

Takehiko:

Dear,Raymond san. Thank you for your taking the service and too much appreciation. It's honor to be given such a comment. Take care and say hello to your wife and cat-lover-children. Thank you so much,again. Sincerly. Zumi

Liza Liza Philippines ( Family with kids )
Good
1 month ago

“ Easy to deal with ”

Zumi’s English is superb. He was able to bring us where we would like to go making it easier for us and the seniors in our group.

Takehiko:

Dear,Liza san. Thank you for your message.Are you OK with your knee? It's my pleasure to guide you in Kyoto and Osaka. Thank you so much.Say hello to your parents. Sincerly.Zumi

Jeanine Jeanine United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Our day in Osaka ”

Takehiko showed us a very pleasant day seeing the sights of Osaka. His English was good and he took us where we wanted to go with great efficiency. I would recommend his guide services highly.

Takehiko:

Dear,Jeanine san. Thank you for your taking the service and giving me a wonderful message. Best wishes to you and your family. I hope you will come over to Osaka(&Kyoto) and enjoy a lot more in scenic beauties,traditional culture. Thank you so much again. Sincerly. Zumi

Elizabeth Elizabeth Philippines ( Family with kids )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Nara and Kyoto Day Tour ”

Our trip with Zumi was great. Our trip started and ended in Osaka where our family of 6 were staying. We wanted to see as much as possible for our 1-day Nara and Kyoto trip and Zumi san was so accomodating, flexible and patient that we were able to cover all the sites we wanted to see in spite of the long drive he had to do. We even had time for a side trip he recommended, to a mochi store where you can see how the mochi was made and to buy some yummy mochi. Thank you, Zumi san!

Takehiko:

Dear,Elizabeth san. Thank you for using the srevice and your message with compliments. It's my pleasure to have been with you and your family all day long. Also I sense happiness to be given the term "accomodating, flexible and patient ", because I usually make it a rule to be them. Kindly say hello to your family and thank you again. Best regards. ZUMI

Elaine Elaine Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Day Tour of Nara and Osaka ”

We were in Osaka on April 11 for 1 day from a cruise ship. Zumi (Takehiko said to call him Zumi) was waiting for us at 0815 when we got out of the cruise terminal after doing immigration. I had arranged a day tour for 4 people, 1 of whom was 90 years old and who was unable to walk long distances. Our minivan was great and set up with a wheelchair. This had not been requested by me but was just wonderful. I did not realise that this tour involved a lot of walking and without the wheelchair we would have not all been able to “see the sights”. Zumi insisted on being the wheelchair “pusher” the entire day even though the distances were quite long and involved a couple of very steep hills that had to be climbed. He was fantastic. We visited Nara and saw lots of Sika deer, the most beautif... read more

Takehiko:

Dear,Elaine san. Thank you for having used the service and your comment on the tour. To be honest,when we met for the first time at the harbour, I was just confused to see a lady who had seemingly some trouble walking a lot longer. You were so lucky as to book the service coming with such a van and a skilful driver,right? I' m happy for you to enjoy the entire day. Be fine and safe.Thank you so much. Sincerly. ZUMI

Sharon Sharon United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Great guide who showed us hard to reach sights ”

We had a great day with Takehiko (Zumi-san). We left the itinerary up to him as we had previously seen some of the more easily accessible Kyoto sights. He took us out to Senzen-in, a temple in Ohara and also at our request, to a private garden that had the most spectacular display of blooming Sakura trees. He’s a great guide, highly recommend

Takehiko:

Hello,Sharon sanyou.Thank you for your comment about the tour,and I'm so sorry I ask a favor to change the dates. While I had a day-off on the day,I re-thought the itinerary so as to see one of the best cherry blossom. I poked information on the internet and asked a friend in Kyoto where the goog place is. I'm really happy to give me the compliment. Thank you so much again. Zumi

Ma Victoria Ma Philippines ( Couple )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Attentive and helpful ”

Zumi-San was very helpful. We had a little confusion as to the area of the meeting place but once we had it sorted out, Zumi-san was the perfect aide. He helped us with our luggage cart and even guided us when we got our rail pass. We also hired Zuni-San for our shuttle to back to the airport and everything went smoothly. It helped that Zumi-San could speak English and was able to understand our needs. He also had great recommendations on places to go for sightseeing and places to eat. A perfect driver and guide.

Takehiko:

Hi,Victoria san. It's my honor ,my pleasure ,and too much compliment for you to give me. I'm so soory not to speak a lot ,nor to explain things Japanese while driving . Actually,I talked the exciting stories in the van to my wife.She laughed a lot and said " We housewives anywhere are so talkative and hold the same complaints to hus・・・・." Thank you for using the service,and see you again some day. Say hello to the other gentlemen and ladies. Sincerly ZUMI

Elia Elia Indonesia ( Family )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ 2 DAYS TOUR OSAKA ”

thanks to Mr Takehiko He is so kind, helpfull and make us comfortable with his speciality in wheel chair.. my father really enjoy along the tour.. he recommend delicious food for lunch and we are really satisfied.. he push wheelchair when we visit the osaka castle.. I really recommend him for people who want to enjoy japan with wheelchair..We are amazed and greatly helped .. thanks again to Mr Takehiko.. Great...

Takehiko:

I really appreciate your comment about the tour.It's my pleasure for me to join your tour . Your family are so friendly that I can guide you in Osaka and Kyoto with a great fun. And those colourful kimonos suited you everyone very well. Thank you for using the service and see you again some day. I hope you will have great days from now on,too.

Eulis Eulis Indonesia ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Excellent , very patience ”

Mr. Zumi, very patience to wait for us, when we arrived late cause our delay flight, and he drive us to all place that we want to visit on schedule, And when we want him to drop us at dotonburi, he cares about how we went back to our hotel than he write a note for us what train that we must take. Thx Mr.Zumi. We hope we will c u again at our next trip at Japan

Takehiko:

Hello,Eulis san.Thank you so much for giving me lot of compliments. I'm very pleased to read your message.Thank you again. I do hope we will meet again . You will see me in the Batik you bought me,then. King regards.ZUMI

Tessa Marie Tessa Philippines ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Zumi is very much on time! ”

When we arrive at Kansai Airport on the 8th of April, Zumi was waiting for us with a placard of my name. He gave us some information on where to go, etc. He's also on time when we are departing on the 16th. He arrived at our apartment at exactly 6am and drove us to Kansai Airport. Thank You, Zumi!

Aimi Aimi Malaysia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Private tour in Kyoto with guide ”

Mr Takehiko aka Zumi-San is an excellent guide. We had arrived in Kyoto to spend our first night at an Airbnb place that was freezing and my whole family was miserable. When Zumi-san arrived to take us on our tour and we lugged all our bags pleading him to take us to another place to check in, he was so very kind and said we could just bring all the luggage throughout the tour as there was ample space in his van. He was patient with my son who was sulking, patient with us when we stopped for photos, offered to take our photo for us at the top sights and explained about the history and culture of Kyoto. He also rushed us to Kiyomizu dera to try and catch an important annual event where the high priest would announce the Kanji character for the year that was. At the end of the tour, he dropp... read more

Takehiko:

Thank you so much for too much complement . I'm really pleased to read your message about the events occured on that day. The freezing hotel story will remind me you whenever this time of the year appraoches. Take care and go on the rest of a wonderful tour! I wish you would see snow falling and play in the snow . See you again ! Best regards. ZUMI

Mic Mic Philippines ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Osaka private day tour (Osaka Castle, Katsuoji Temple, Aqua Liner, Umeda Sky Bldg) ”

Our family usually has a very busy schedule when we travel. Also, we have 4 children including a toddler. Takehiko, or Zumi which he wants to be called, was very helpful and pleasant. Our family had a great and comfortable time.

Takehiko:

Dear,Mic. Thank you for your having had the service and message . It's a great joy to me to gain your compliments. The tour schedule was very tight because of Osaka Marathon,but otherwise we might have not experienced the night scenery of Osaka city. I wish your children a good luck ,why not you and your husband. I'm sure Dharma of Katsuoji Temple will bring you a great amount of good luck. ZUMI

Debera Debera United States
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Rice cake throwing event ”

Our Travel with Takehiko was so enjoyable. From pick up at our hotel to the sacred mountain of Koyasan to our departure at Shin Osaka station our expert travel guide was pleasant, flexible and accommodating. We even enjoyed a rice cake throwing ceremony as Monks and Koyasan residents thanked their local Gods & Goddess who protect the land and bring a good harvest. You won't regret spending a terrific day with this expert guide.

Takehiko:

Dear,Debera. It's My Pleasure to have your appreciation. Thank you so much again. You were so lucky to meet a ceremony by chance. It's because you usually all have good luck ,though. I wish you a long and happy life . King regards. ZUMI

Excellent
2 years ago

Zumi-san, that's how we address him, was very helpful and he tried to cater to what we need in our tour.

Takehiko:

Thank you so much for your email. Strawberry reminds me of your cheerful family. I miss you all. Please say hello to your grandmas and see you next year.Be sure to remember it. Thank you. ZUMI

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Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Wakayama

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