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Chinami

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(25) Reviews
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Reviews ( 25 )
Meisha Meisha Japan ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Enjoyable and Engaging Tour ”

I only had a few hours to spend at Mt. Fugi and wanted to experience the beauty of the area. This tour perfectly satisfied my desire. Chinami speaks great English and is a joy to talk to. As a native of the area, she was able to answer the many inquisitive questions I had about the area, history, and culture (in addition to engaging in some good conversations around current affairs). I was traveling alone and didn't know the area, so having Chinami as my guide helped ensure I made efficient use of my time. In addition, I really appreciated how much Chinami cared about my entire experience, communicating with me during all of my travels out and back to ensure I was not lost and safe. Thank you, Chinami!

Chinami:

Dear Meisha Thank you so much for your warm review. The weather was perfect to walk the forest and I was so glad you enjoyed the nature as well as the forest.To tell the truth,since we talked many topics,I coudln't exptain about Mt Fuji and other retated things.Therefore, please, come back Mt Fuji area again, maybe with your husband next time. There are so many things to se and to do. Thanks again!Take care! Chinami

Wendy Wendy Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Seeing the Mt Fuji area with Chinami ”

From the day I first enquired about a tour with Chinami she could not have been more helpful & even sent messages advising us that it was a busy time of year & to book our train tickets ASAP. She met us at the Otsuki train station & we had a wonderful day exploring the Ice & Wind caves & lunch at a local village. When the kids spotted an amusement park near Mt Fuji she was very obliging to change the itinerary so they could fit in a couple of rides. This was an absolute highlight for them. Thank you Chinami for sharing your love of the Mt Fuji area with us all, we really enjoyed the day we spent with you 😀

Chinami:

Thank you very much, Wendy and everyone. I had a great time with you. the weather was perfect, wasn't it?I am so happy to show you around under that sunny. However one regret was your young people didn't have enough time to spent at the amusement park. Please come back mt Fuji area again, There are more to see and to do. Chinami

Kelly Kelly United States ( Solo )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Chinami Tour Guide Extraordinaire ”

After leaving Tokyo, I booked Chinami for 6 hours because I wanted to get far out into nature. She filled the entire time with her wealth of expertise and even brought hand-drawn diagrams to visually explain as well. She was totally accomodating to what I hoped to accomplish in the day and knowledgeable on many topics. Now I plan to return one summer to climb the summit of Mt. Fuji and Chinami will be my first call to be my guide. Much thanks!

Chinami:

Dearest Kelly Thank you so much for the review! It was the longest tour in Aokigahara tour I have had and I had a lot of fun to guide you! I would like to watch your work that you took some shots.As I said, spring and fall are also nice to visit Mt Fuji area. However, I am really looking forward to climbing Mt Fuji with you near future! One more thing, I will tell you about Mt Fuji faith before climing so that you would appriciate the religion! Please keep in touch Chinami

Anthony Anthony United States ( Solo )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Chinami is an excellent guide! ”

We had a wonderful day in Shimizu with Chinami. She is very friendly, knowledgeable and engaged. She gave us great background, historical and cultural information as she guided us through the sites. She made use of public and private transportation to maximize our experience and was very flexible as our priorities changed. She took us to the fish market area for some local delicacies. We give her our highest recommendation.

Chinami:

Dearest Anthony and Mary I had the most wonderful moment with you beyond guideing! Also I am so gald that you have tried to eat Japanese cuisene as much as possille.I hope Mt Fuji and Sakura shrip would be a part of the most unforgettable memories.You saw only one aspect of Mt Fuji history and religion.So please come to Japan again near future and enjoy yourselves the other side, (north side) of Mt Fuji where I am from! Thank you very much again!Take care Chinami

Emily Emily Australia ( Solo )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ 6 hour tour of Mt Fuji sacred places and a 3 hour Aokigahara tour ”

Chinami is honestly the best guide I have ever had. She is so knowledgeable and overall a genuinely great person to talk to. She also helped me plan my routes to and from Kawaguchiko. She has provided me with a truly unique experience that I will never forget! I will be coming back to the Mt Fuji to see the rest of what the area has to offer, and when I do, I will be using Chinami's services again!

Chinami:

Dear Emily Thank you for the review and kind words.I appreciated your messages that you tell me about your trip, so that it was easy to advice for you. As I said there are so many things to see and to go in each season in Mt Fuji area.I hope you visit Japan soon.And enjoy Japanese food more!Have a geat time with your frined and good luck on your studying. Chinami

Michael Michael United States ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Day tour: My Fuji, Ropeway, Aokigahara, Bat Caves ”

We had an amazing day with Chinami, her planned day was perfect. We ate traditional Japanese food, took great pictures with stunning views and her schedule worked out perfectly for us to see as many sights as possible around Mt Fuji and the 5 lakes. Thank you Chinami! I will recommend your to anyone I know visiting here.

Chinami:

Thank you for the wonderful review.I appriciated that you accepted my offer on your trip in Mt Fuji area.We have a nice weather allmost all day long. Kimono you put on suit both of you.I hope you have gerat time in the rest of your trip in Japan. And please come back in different season.

Carrie Carrie Canada ( Family )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ The best Guide Ever! ”

Chinami became part of the family instantly... Her knowledge and experience on what and where to go was exactly what we were looking for. She was incredibly helpful whenever we needed help. The day we spent with her was by far the best day of our trip so far. Thank you Chinami!

Chinami:

Dear Carrie and children! Thank you for the wonderful review.I had a good time with all of you as well. I worried when you missd highway bus yesterday. But we could visit some caves in the forest. I suppose you are in Thailand now. Have a wonderful time there,too.Lets keep in touch! Chinami

Edward Edward United States ( Solo )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Enjoyed very much the forest and the stories she shared about her father growing up ”

It as a perfect tour! Chinami is a great and interesting tour guide

Chinami:

Edward ans Suzan How are you? are you enjoying yourself in Asia as well?Thank you for the review. I was worry about you since there was the big earthqueck in California. I just worked at inforn\mation center in 5th station of Mt Fuji. I hope you come back to climb Mt Fuji again near future. Take care! Chinami

Keng Hong Keng Singapore ( Friends )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Fantastic guide with excellent knowledge ”

Chinami is a very experienced and candid guide who never fails to make us feel engaged and welcome, right to the extend that we felt a close friendship instead of a guide-customer relationship. Right from before the start of the trip, she provided much needed assistance with our plans regarding Mt Fuji and the region, as well as knowledge and guide for our itinerary. She went beyond the call of duty to provide timely updates periodically so that we are able to plan our itinerary better, right up to the day when we travel. On the day for the guided tour, she texted and assisted us alot, before, during and after the guide, even to the extend to ensure that we catch our bus and train on time back to Tokyo. During the tour, she provided detailed explanations and clearly showed high knowledge o... read more

Chinami:

Thank you for such a kind review. I appriciate your nice survenier ! Are you enjoying yourself in Hokkaido? I am so impressed you guys are so tough! I hope you come back to Japan near future maybe in different season. Thank you very much again. Take care

Paris Paris Australia
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Tour through the Sea of Trees and bat cave ”

Chinami was so helpful organising a trip through the forest and bat cave. She was very friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable before we even arrived in Japan, easily contactable through emails and worked with us to arrange a personalised tour. We would recommend Chinami to anyone looking to tour around the Mt Fuji area, it was a very fun day and amazing to see such a beautiful area with an experienced guide. Paris (from Australia)

Chinami:

Dear Paris Thank you very much for the good review. I am so glad to know that you had good time in Aokigahara Forest.We visited different types of caves and see Mt Fuji from the lake side.I hope you come to Mt Fuji area to spend more time with your baby next time. There are many things to see and to do this area.Take care and enjoy yourself in Osaka as well. Chinami

Sylvia Sylvia United States ( Family with kids )
Very Good
11 months ago

“ Wonderful day in Yamanashi with a great tour guide ”

We hired Chinami for one day in Tokyo and one day in Yamanashi. Chinami was very good at communication from the time we booked until the very end of our tour. For Tokyo: She gave great suggeation on Teamlab Planet. We all loved it. she took our family to a very nice owl cafe where we felt like we had a private visit. We wanted to do a little celebration for our daughter's birthday at the cafe. Though it was not easy to do, she managed to make that happen. For Yamanshi: She organized a private bus for our group of 17 people. She took us to a beautiful village where we put on kinomo and walk around taking pictures for only 1000Yen. It was also here that we had the best ramen and udon for just about 5000 yen. She knows Yamanashi area very well and arranged the itenarary in such... read more

Chinami:

Thank for the review. I am glad to know that all of you seem to enjoy the tour in Tokyo and Mt Fuji. We have exchanged massages 185 times! I hope you will come back to Chureito where we couldn't make it since we didn't have time in the future. Chinami

Jacqueline Jacqueline United States ( Family )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Amazing Tour of Aokigahara Forest and Saiko Bat Cave ”

Chinami is an A+++ Tour Guide. Starting from the booking process all the way until the end of our tour, she was extremely helpful, kind and thoughtful in every way you'd hope a guide would be. Chinami is incredibly knowledgeable in so many subject matters and we learned so much from her in one day. Aokigahara is incredibly beautiful, but unfortunately we could only be there for one day. Wish we had more time in the area. I look forward to coming back one day to explore more with Chinami as our guide!

Chinami:

Dear Jacqueline Thank you for kind comment. I wanted you to see another area in Aikigahara and Lake saiko area, but we could see beautiful cherry blossom, too.Well I hope you come back to Japan again different season! I will guide you in Tokyo next time for Gibri museum! Chinami

Nigel Nigel United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Experience Excellent Very Knowledgeable ”

Very knowledgeable

Chinami:

Thank you a nice review I am sorry I could n't make it to see the inmortant culrutal asset in Japan... However, have a nice trip the rest of your stay in Japan

Josie Josie United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Fun day in tokyo ”

Very good tour guide.

Chinami:

Dear Josei and everyone, Thank you for an good review. I appriciated it because I know that you are staill travelling and don' t have much time to write. It must be very hot in phillipine.I hope all of you have wonderful time everwhere you go. Thank you very much again.I wish we meet near future. Chinami

Olga Olga Russian Federation ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Wonderful Day ”

One of my life dreams was to see Mt Fuji and I am so grateful to Chinami to fulfill this dream. Chinami is a terrific guide - very knowledgeable and passionate about Mt Fuji - history, nature and worship. We met at Shimoyoshida station in the morning, visited Churieto, pilgrims accommodations, Oshinohakkai, Kitaguchi hogu Fuji Sengen shrine and had a very delicious lunch. Chinami was very thoughtful to recommend me the best option for travel from Tokyo, gave very clear directions on which train to take and also put me on the highway bus back to Tokyo (as there's no traffic jam on that day). I can't wait to be back and explore the Mt Fuji area with Chinami.

Chinami:

Dear Olga Thank you for writing review.I feel sorry I made some mistakes while guiding you.But you seemed to enjoy the tour.We had a woderful day and saw some new year decolation in Kitaguchi Hongu shrine.You must be tired because we walk a lot.Mt Fuji and the area has dififferent aspects in four seasons.So please come back to Japan and Mt Fuji again near future. By the way, how were strawberries? Chinami

Rosco Rosco Singapore ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Amazing hike through Aokigahara ”

Chinami was a friendly and very knowledgeable guide. She knows alot about the history of the place and carefully explained it to us. She even provides us with nicely drawn illustrations to make it easier for us to understand. We had an extremely enjoyable time hiking through the forest. We would be happy to re-engage her as our guide if we visit Japan again in the future! Thank you Chinami for such a memorable experience! ❤️

Chinami:

Thank you for warmful review! Your comment is so kind. I am so happy that you enjoyed the tour and had good time in Mt Fuji area. Please visit Japan near future so that I can take you to another cave and different places. Good luck on your job and take care

Anita Anita Singapore ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Memorable sight seeing around Mt Fuji lakes area ”

It was a happy experience with Chinami. She is very cheerful, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. She makes the sight seeing around Mt Fuji lakes very very memorable. She makes history, culture and geography of the area come alive. Thank you Chinami for your hard work! Anita Salleh, Singapore

Chinami:

Dear Anita and lucky men! Thank you for the review and woderful comment.I had so grad to have nice weather and take you to hte places you liked. Also I appriciated you gave me some food and gratuity.As I said Japan has different aspects depending on seasons. I hope you visit Japan near future with another childrens and whole your family! Chinami

Hussein Hussein United Kingdom ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Highly recommended ”

Chinami is very attentive, mature, knowledgeable and went beyond her duty to make sure we were doing exactly what we want to do. Thank you so much for arranging an exceptional tour for me and my family.

Chinami:

Dear Hussein and all family memders I was so happy to giude a different type of field.I wanted you to experience more,but maybe anoter time. I hope you will visit Japan next holidays again. I am going to plan something to exchange our culture and home stay. Good luck on studying, kids!! Chinami

Stephanie Stephanie Malaysia ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Great Day ”

My husband, in-laws and I had a great day with Chinami. She was very responsive when organizing the trip and helpful in getting everything set up, even though we were organizing it very last minute. She provided all of the information that we needed in order to get from Tokyo to where she would meet us. When we arrived she organized a great local lunch, and began our tour always being aware of the scchedule. She was very informative and was able to answer all of our questions about history, nature, religion and the local area. It is obvious that she has worked hard to know about a lot of topics in order to be able to offer her guests a fantastic experience. I would highly recommend working with Chinami.

Chinami:

Dear Stephanie and all family member Thank you for the good review! I feel sorry that we couldn't go to the Ropeway since it was very busy holiday.However, we went up to the 5th station of Mt Fuji and you seemed to enjoy the view.As I said there are many things to see and do in Yamanashiso depending on the season.So I hope you visit the area in the future. I appriciated that you helped me on vocabulary and everything what you have done for me. I wish you have wonferful life in Malaysia. Thank you again,Chinami

varun Varun India ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ a tour guide you can trust for a fabulous experience ”

Chinami Mam has been a pleasure to deal with right from day 1. we entrusted her with a group of ours and she handled our query with utmost patience. I was worried that due to so many changes and small requests made to her but she was always cheerful and accommodating. I strongly recommend her and you may blindly trust her suggestions.

Chinami:

Dear Varun I am so happy you wrote a good review.We had a lot of photoes at 5th station of Mt Fuji and went the resrurant that they wanted. I hope you are satisfied the tour with me.Thank you again. Chinami

stuart Stuart Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Chinami’s Great! ”

Chinami was really so nice and efficient. She made sure everyone in the group was taken care of. Our day with Chinami was truly wonderful!!!

Chinami:

Dear Joline' family Thank you for everything you had done for me. I am so happy you seem to have nice time in Mt Fuji area.You took a lot of photes and I am sure that all of them must be nice memories for everyone. I want you to tast more different fruits next time.And I appriciate your singing "Happy birthday"

Jen Jen United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Chinami will make sure you have a perfect day! ”

Chinami was an outstanding guide and I could not recommend her more highly! She knows the Fuji and Yamanashi area incredibly well - particularly the nature, food and wineries which were of interest to us. She was very helpful before our tour, helping us plan what to do - she made excellent recommendations but was also very aware and receptive to what we wanted to do. Her English is very good and she is very kind and fun. We really enjoyed our time with her and hope to visit again so we can see more of the area with her - there is so much to do!!! Thanks Chinami!!!

Chinami:

Dear Jen Thank you for your review! I am so happy that you enjoyed the tour. We saw beasutiful Mt Fuji all day long, which was one of the best part. Also, you had good wine and sake, didn't you? All of you were interested in many thing, so I had wonderful time with you as well. As I said, there are so many things to see and to do depending on seasons. I really hope that you would come to Yamanashi in the future! Thank you very much again Chinami

Shane Shane United States
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Nicest person I’ve meet so far ”

I did a last minute booking the night before and she made sure that I knew all the info of where to meet and when I should buy my bus pass and everything. She was very knowledgeable and even had drawing she drew herself fantastic. I will be booking she again the next time I’m in japan and need a guide to visit. Thank you so much!

Chinami:

Dear Shane Thank you for the review! I enjoyed guiding and talking with you.I am so impressed that you respect our culuture, religion,history and so on. I would like to show you around Mt Fuji area again since there are many places to see! Untill then I try to blush up my English as I said. Hope to see you in the near future!

Bill Bill United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Behold - Mt Fuji! ”

After spending 5 days in Tokyo, it was time for me to leave the city and visit Mt. Fuji and Aokigahara, the sea of trees. It was so nice to get out in nature. Chinami was a great guide. I still can't believe we managed to visit so many beautiful places in such a short time. She did a great job of scheduling everything which is no small feat with the different train and bus schedules to keep track of. We got some great hiking in including seeing some amazing shrines, beautiful caves, and of course the spectacular views of Mt Fuji along the way. Chinami was so knowledgeable about the history of the land and the people and I learned so much while having so much fun. Thank you!!! I can't wait to visit again. :)

Chinami:

Thak you very much, Bill! I feel sorry that I sometimes made you in rush.However, I am so happy that you seem to enjoy going around Mt Fuji area. We did have perfect weather, didn't we? I hope you will come to climb Mt Fuji in summer next time!

Jeremy Jeremy Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Hakone - A Terrific Tour ”

Chinami was our tour guide for the 1 day Hakone Tour. This was a big day but Chinami's planning an desire to make the tour successful made for a great day. We are a family of 5 and we were able to accomplish everything we set out to do. Chinami was very well organised, patient and personable. She has a caring nature and goes above and beyond to offer great customer service

Chinami:

Dear Clement's family Thank you for giving me a nice review!I enjoyed the tour with you very much and I appriciated your kindness even though we couldn't get on the ropeway.It was a long day, wasn't it?I hope you had a great time in japan and all of you will come to Japan near future. Thank you again and have a wonderful year in 2018! All the best Chinami

I can guide you in Shizuoka and Nagano if you pay for my transportation fee (and accommodation depending on time a tour starts and where).
If you would like to me pick up in Tokyo, I have to ask you pick up fee as well.
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Cities where I can guide: Hakone , Kamakura , Mount Fuji , Nagano , Other Shizuoka Locations , Shimizu , Shizuoka , Tokyo , Yamanashi , Yokohama

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