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If you enjoy making ceramics, collecting ceramics or just interested in the topic, this is a fabulous place for a day trip from Kyoto. First, your guide Seita is fabulous, his English is perfect and his knowledge of the area, ceramics and the best studios to visit will ensure a
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Response from YUtour, マネージャー at YUtour
Responded Feb 20, 2020
Hi Elviajero_TA-san, thank you very much for writing the wonderful review about my service! I really appreciate it. It was fun for me to guide you, a very enthusiastic potter, around my favorite Shigaraki. I also enjoyed our "ceramic talk" throughout the day. Thank you for teaching me about porcelain and paper clay. I learned lots of new things! It was very sorry that we were not able to make our own pottery. Next time, let's try our hands on local clay for sure and visit more studios to see more pottery masterpieces (maybe we need a couple of days!). I hope you enjoy using the ceramics and tools you got in the town. Arigatou gozaimasu again for the wonderful day. Looking forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Japan! Seita
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I have a weird love for tanuki, and tanuki statues, and and as a result I really wanted to get to Shigaraki Pottery Village. Seita-san was an engaging, interesting and knowledgeable tour guide. From the geographic forces that had formed Shigaraki, to the history of their
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Response from YUtour, マネージャー at YUtour
Responded Feb 2, 2020
Hi, tessiselated-san, thank you so much for the positive review! I've visited the town hundreds of times, but I think on the tour with you I saw the most tanuki statues per day in my life :-D. I really enjoyed seeking ceramic tanuki in the town, as well as introducing my favorite local potters to you. When we ended the tour, I felt that we had met so many "creatures" in a day! I have shipped tanuki statues you bought and the ceramics you made in the town. I hope you love them! Arigatou gozaimasu for taking my services. Seita
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We had a wonderful day tour with Mr. Seita Mori to Harie water village and a sake brewery. It was really a highlight of our trip to Japan -- we got to spend the day walking with the locals, trying the water from different kabatas, buying some home made tofu made with the spring
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Response from YUtour, マネージャー at YUtour
Responded Jan 15, 2020
Hi Angsty8160-san, thank you very much for writing the wonderful review! I really enjoyed guiding you to my favorite Harie. What I like about the village is not only its unique eco-system, but also the locals who always welcome my guests and me with warm, generous hospitality. It means a lot to me to hear that you had a great time in the village: it makes me feel that I could do something in return for their kindness :-). I am waiting for your return to Shiga Prefecture. There are many interesting, beautiful, exciting places in the area, as well as lovely locals like we met in Harie! Seita
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We had a fantastic day trip to Hata and Harie with our wonderful guide Mr. Seita Mori. The 2 villages were not far from Kyoto but felt completely off the beaten path. They were both a refreshing contrast from the crowds in Kyoto. Seita was prompt, organized and has vast
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Response from YUtour, マネージャー at YUtour
Responded Dec 6, 2019
Hi gslim73-san, thank you very much for the wonderful review! I also enjoyed the day exploring Hata and Harie with you, too. We were also very lucky with the weather! I met Kimiko-san (the matriarch in Hata) just two days after our visit. She said she was glad to see you enjoying her home-made yuzu-miso and konnyaku! Seeing my guests and locals having a good time together is one of the things I love most while I am guiding. Arigatou gozaimasu for the wonderful time, gslim73-san. Hope to see you again some day! Seita
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Highly recommended. We took the "Village Of Springs" tour, which was super interesting and made all the better by Seita (Mori-san). Giving us not only an amazing day out but also answering ALL our many questions on Japan and Japanese culture. Will definitely take another trip
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Response from YUtour, マネージャー at YUtour
Responded Oct 22, 2019
Hi, smh79-san, arigatou gozaimasu for the fantastic review! I was glad to share interests in the nature and culture of the Harie village, which I really love, with you. Thank you for asking many questions! Trust me, I was enjoying answering them very much, because they give me "lenses", through which I can realize what in my country and our life, which seem to us quite normal, are actually not normal in the world. Thank you for taking my tour. I really look forward to being able to guide you again around the Lake Biwa area. Good luck for the England rugby team in the semifinal! Seita
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