If you're planning to visit Fukuoka then booking a day or part of a day with Yoko should be top of your to-do list. She is knowledgable, interesting and a lot of fun to spend time with. Temples, shrines, museums and the castle were the order of the day. My wife and I learned so much and enjoyed seeing this lovely city through the eyes of a local. We would definitely rebook with Yoko on our next trip to Fukuoka.
Hello John and Nicole, thank you very much for the kind review!! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the places we visited on the day. It was a pleasure to share lots of things in Fukuoka with both of you who showed great interest on history and culture of my city. Plus, I've got excited about Rugby World Cup thanks to your story !! I hope you enjoy your stay to the fullest in Tokyo and Japan.
Yoko was very professional and terrific engaging with our teenage boys. Her English was very good and we found her to be extremely knowledgable. I highly recommend.
Hi Rechard, Thank you very much for the high rating and nice comment. It was a big pleasure to guide your family on the day. I really admire the strong bond of your family, which I want my family to be !! The tour with you guys gave me a lot of lessons and memores. Thank you again and I hope you visit Japan again in the near future.
Yoko accompanied us to the Kawachi Wisteria Garden. She planned everything very well so we could enjoy our day. We have a baby in the group and Yoko was very patient. Overall we had a great day with her.
Hello Desy, thank you very much for your nice review. It was a pleasure to accompany your group because all members were so kind and friendly. Thanks to your cooperation, everything went smoothly even though it was crowded during a golden week. You arrived in Fukuoka at the right timing for wisteria flowers. I myself enjoyed the romantic view of wisteria in full bloom! I hope your family will visit Japan again.
Than you Yoko for a wonderful tour accomodating our every request and ensuring we had a wonderful experience.
Dear Graham, Kelly, James and Jeremy Thank you very much for the nice review. It was a pleasure to show you around Fukuoka. I appreciate you attentively listened to me and showed interest on Japanese culture, especially food! I hope you visit Japan again in the near future!
Yoko was both warm and professional. Yoko went above and beyond requirements in providing beautiful hair ornaments that her own mother had hand crafted. Yoko was very organised in booking the rental of formal kimonos for us to wear, the professional photography service, and she guided us at Kushida Shrine. Yoko was with us through the whole process and made our experience very calm and enjoyable. We totally recommend her for other English speaking tourists.
Hello Emi, Annette and Evelyn, thank you very much for a nice comment on the tour!! I'm honored to be there to celebrate Evelyn's ceremony together. It took me back to three years ago when I had it for my kids. All of you were so beautiful and gorgeous in various colors of kimono. I hope it becomes a wonderful memory for your family! As you are related to Japan, please visit here again to explore new places in the near future.
Yoko is a very professionnal an well organized tour guide and a very kind and pleasant person. I can highly recommend her as a tour guide. Thanks again Yoko for the pleasant tour. Guy
Dear Guy, thank you very much for your nice comment! It was such a fun to look around the places. You made me feel like traveling to your country because your story was so interesting. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Fukuoka and will visit Japan some day in future. Thank you. Yoko
Our guide Yoko is amazing. From the time I inquired, customized my tour to the day of the tour, she was well prepared organized and very informative. I highly recommend Yoko. Thank you Yoko for a fun excellent tour plus helping me shop for my daughter. She loved the sweaters we bought.
Dear Maria, thank you very much for your warm comment! I’m so glad to know you and your family enjoyed the tour. Yes, I can imagine your daughter looks great with those sweaters. I’m very impressed by how strong your family bond is. You told me a lot of things during the tour. Thank you again and I hope you will visit Japan some time in the future!
Yoko is really energetic and really kind! Her knowledge was amazing! She told us about Fukuoka and temple history also about the local festivals! In just 3 hours we able to know more about Fukuoka. She is so lovely and gave us Fukuoka postcards as a gift. We really had a grat time with her!
Dear Nicoletta, thank you very much for your nice comment!! You and your parents were very friendly to me and made me very relaxed. I'm very glad to hear you enjoyed a walking tour in Hakata district. And your Japanese is superb!! I'm very impressed and it inspires me to learn English more. I hope you will come back to Fukuoka again in future and then, explore another places together!
My family and I enjoyed our time in Fukuoka and Dazaifu with Yoko. She was very friendly and knowledgeable. We would highly recommend Yoko as a guide for anyone visiting Fukuoka.
Hello Tauno, thank you very much for your kind comment! It was such a hot day though, you and your family were so energetic that we could complete the itinerary! Your insightful questions about Japan gave me a lot of hints in terms of guiding. I hope you come back to Japan again ! Thank you.
Yoko was informative and knowledgeable. Her friendly disposition made me very comfortable and I had a great time with her! Thank you Yoko, for everything.
Dear Corinna, thank you very much for your kind comment! I really enjoyed the evening spending time with you. Your story was so inspiring and made me felt like traveling like you in future! I hope you have a great time traveling around Kyushu. See you again!!
We can't thank Yoko enoughg for her assistance during our one day visit to Fukuoka and as a first time user of an independent tour guide certainly consider it a better option than the expensive on shore program offered by the cruise line. General program for our three hour tour was confirmed well in advance of our arrival(party of 4 young seniors) , Yoko was at the terminal at the appointed time and had maps and other material of interest for us. We had a great time visiting temples , shrines and other places of interest-Yoko spoke excellent english , was very knowelagble of the area and took great pride in her city and what it had to offer. A bonus at the end of the tour was that Yoko found us a great Japanese restaurant and navigated us through the menu (all in Japanese) as several of ou... read more
Dear Peter, thank you very much for the nice comment! I was honored to be the first Japanese citizen and tour guide for you. All members of your party are cheerful and friendly that I myself enjoyed the tour very much. Your stay in Fukuoka was the right time when we had a lively atmosphere of Yamakasa festival. I hope you found it interesting because the festival is the symbol of our culture. Above all, I really appreciate you invited me to your lunch in the end of the tour, which was so generous, and I was so happy to be part of your group. I hope you come back to Japan again in the future!! Thank you very much for the great opportunity.
We found Yoko to be very friendly and knowledgeable about Fukuoka and Nagasaki. We enjoyed our time with her and the effort she made to guide us using the local transportation. When she noticed some members of our party exhibiting some mobility difficulty she started finding stairs and elevators for us to use. When we were confused and not quite sure we could make it back to the ship, she took extra time to make sure we got there by accompanying us. She helped my wife find a "hapi coat" that mine son wanted and she even got us to the English Mass in Nagasaki on time on day two. Aside from all of the information we got, as we were walking toward the shopping center, we crossed a bridge over a river. On the next bridge behind us was a group of bridesmaids and groomsmen waiting for the... read more
Dear Steven, thank you very much for the warm comment on the tour! I really appreciate the specific feedback telling me what points you liked about the tour. All members in your group are so kind and friendly to me from the beggining, and showed their interest on what I said during the tour. I myself enjoyed the tour over two days thanks to your corporation. Say, as you mentioned it, we were so lucky that the scene of the newly-wed couple on a boat made a highlight of the tour. It was an unexpected exciting moment, wasn't it? And thank you for the opportunity to participate in English Mass which is an extraordinary event for me. I've learnt a lot from you and your members through the coversation over two days. Thank you very much again for giving me the opportunity, and I hope you come b... read more
From out first contact with Yoko we knew we were in good hands. Yoko was always extremely prompt when replying to our emails. This was particularly important to us as although we have travelled many times it was to be our first visit to Japan and Fukuoka. Yoko assisted us in designing an itinerary that suited all of our requirements (party of 4) and we were able to fit quite a lot into one day. Yoko herself arranged a private car (great driver, very new and clean car) for us, spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable when it came to explaining points of interest. We would highly recommend Yoko as a guide for those travelling to Fukuoka, Japan
Dear Phil, Catherine, Trish and Emma, Thank you very much for the nice comment on my tour! I myself really enjoyed the day to spend with you looking around Fukuoka. And your specific requests on what you want to do was very helpful to make an itinerary. Thanks to the request, we could extended to Uminonakamich park with beautiful roses in full bloom and enjoy cycling too. That was a fun for me to share the relaxing time with you. I hope you see a lots of things on the journey in Japan and come back here another time in the future!
We used Yoko during a cruise stop in Fukuoka. She was very responsive to any inquiries I has before departure and was very helpful in determining the itinerary for our 5 hour stay. The day was perfect, with a great combo of history, touring, and a local lunch. I would highly recommend Yoko.
Dear John, Thank you very much for your nice review. I'm so glad to have a great time with your group in Fukuoka. It was very helpful that you gave me some requests on what you want to do, eat, and visit. You told me "we've seen both New and Old in Fukuoka" in the end of the tour, and this represents characteristics of Fukuoka which I wanted to show you. Thank you for the opportunity and I hope you will come back Japan again in the future!!
My family and I truly enjoyed our time in Fukuoka and Dazaifu thanks to Yoko. She was flexible on itinerary before the trip. She met us promptly at our cruise port. Excellent English. We experienced Japanese culture, i.e eating at a traditional style restaurant for lunch. It felt like we spent the day with a friend of the family. Highly recommend!!
Hello Sharon, thank you very much for your kind comment ! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed the tour in Fukuoka. As you mention it, I also enjoyed the tour like a member of your family because you and your family created a warm and friendly atmosphere. (sometimes funny!) I really appreciate your cooperation and patience despite of some incidents during the tour. The walking tour with your family gave me a lot of learning and meant a lot to me. Thank you for sharing your special time in Fukuoka and I hope you'll come back to Japan in the future!!