Hello, my name is Mana. I am a National Licensed Tour Guide in English. I was born and raised in Kyoto. I worked for Kyoto Prefectural Police Headquarters.I know lots about Kyoto's cultures and festivals . I am good at walking. After I got married, I have been in Shiga for over 30 years.I work for at high school as a part time teacher. I am flexible in Kyoto and Shiga. See you soon!
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Our group of 7 people from NZ, Australia, China, and the Philippines had an excellent day with Mana. We had communicated itinerary ideas ahead of time by email, sorted our meeting arrangements, and were duly met on time in our hotel lobby. After introductions, we then set off on our journey for the day using an easy mixture of walking, buses, subway, and taxis. The sightseeing aspect was great, went off without a hitch, at a good pace, and with knowledgeable insights as we went. Mana's English is good, so none of us had any trouble understanding her. She was also friendly and flexible with arrangements on the fly if we needed. Our group were delighted with our day. Thanks Mana, most appreciated! Marcus, Irene, Craig, Bronwyn, Brooke, Trevor, Alex PS: Lunch at the coffee s... もっと見る
Dear Marcus. Thank you very much for your wonderful review for my tour. How happy I was share a good day with your group . I sincerely wish that your trip to Japan will be filled with pleasant memories. I'd be happy if you sent my best regards to all of your members. Best regards
Our day with Mana was full of many highlights as she expertly navigated us through a series of trains, buses and taxis to arrive at Kinkaku-ji, the bamboo forest, and the textile center, among other sights. Along the way she took time to explain some cultural history and background and to give us some simple lessons on Japanese characters and writing, which we greatly appreciated. We also went through some interesting shopping areas and took time to stop and buy some lovely items such as small wooden earrings and silk Christmas ornaments. Our sushi and tempura lunch ( she gave us a choice of steak or sushi restaurants) was delicious. We also saw a kimono fashion show, observed silk kimonos being designed and woven, and ended the day with tea and a demonstration of making beautifully arti... もっと見る
Dear Judith and Lori I appreciate your kind review for my tour. Japanese people often say when they get good weather that it's they have been behaving well everyday. It must be true because the weather was good ! I'll keep your present and see it every day. Japan has 34 national parks. I hope that you will visit Kyoto and I can see you again. Thank you
Had a fun day exploring Kyoto with Mana.
Dear Katrina. Thank you for your prompt reply and positive review. I hope you could enjoy your time in Japan and next time you visit Kyoto. I hope we can have more time together!
Mana guided us for two days in Kyoto. She gave us a very expansive yet detailed tour of the city and its many world famous destinations. She is exceptionally knowledgeable and tentative to all our needs. She is excellent and we had a very enjoyable time under her guidance.
Dear Manho. Thank you very much for a great review. I was able to have a fun time after meeting all of you. I should try the steak house at Arashiyama in June. Excuse me for going before you! Thank you for the good information.
When I hired Mana as a guide, I was not sure if we would be able to understand her English. Not only was her English great, we ended up having wonderful conversations. My elder son has been learning Japanese for a year, she supported it and taught him a few tricks and songs to help remember certain aspects of the language. She also teaches English at a high school. She was on time, navigated our routes with ease and accommodated last minute requests. We did not feel rushed at any point, despite our lengthy itinerary. We had a great day with her.
Dear Hima. Thank you for the message that is full of warmth from the bottom of your heart. I was so impressed by the polite attitude of you and your family. I was surprised by elder son's knowledge of not only Japanese language but also Japanese culture. I'm very excited about his future so I'm looking forward to seeing all of you again!