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3-14-1 Hiyoshidai, Otsu 520-0112, Shiga Prefecture
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Sakamoto Historic Town and Mount Hiei Tour

June 11, 2018 I took the Sakamoto Historic Town and Mount Hiei Tour offered by YUtour-guide Seita... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alex F
A Day Tour To Harie

Anyone who was amazed by the “village of living water” on the BBC documentary “Japan: Earth’s... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago

June 11, 2018 I took the Sakamoto Historic Town and Mount Hiei Tour offered by YUtour-guide Seita Mori. A spectacular trip with an outstanding guide. Base plan of the tour as described by YUtour, but with plenty of opportunities to add or divert in line...More

Thank Alex F
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YUtour, マネージャー at YUtour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Alex F san, a big thank you for the great review! The theme of your trip, to learn and feel the syncretization of Shinto with Buddhism in Japan, was very impressive. I had known that Sakamoto was one of the best places to see...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Anyone who was amazed by the “village of living water” on the BBC documentary “Japan: Earth’s Enchanted Islands” will really enjoy this tour to Harie. For non-Japanese speakers, Seita-san provides not just an English language translation during the tour, but also deep insight into the...More

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YUtour, マネージャー at YUtour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Helle Nev_Doctor san, thank you so much for the wonderful review! It reminds me of the day that I had a great time with you at the village of Harie despite the unlucky weather. I am very happy to know that you enjoyed the tour...More

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Reviewed May 14, 2018

As a retired art curator and potter, this tour was made to order allowing my family and I the opportunity to view the beautiful ancient artworks in the Miho Museum collection as well as meet the potters of Shigaraki who continue to work in the...More

Thank Peter M
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YUtour, マネージャー at YUtour, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

Hi, Peter M-san, arigatou gozaimasu for the wonderful review! It is a great pleasure to hear that you enjoyed the tour. I had a great time with you and your family, too (not only at Shigaraki and MIHO Museum, but also in the trains and...More

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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

We picked the YUtour Hata&Harie tour. What a wonderful and amazing experience; worth every Yen! Mori-san our guide IS YUtour. And what a personable and exemplary guide he was throughout the whole day. This is a tour by a local; Mori-san waved and called out...More

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YUtour, マネージャー at YUtour, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2018

Thank you for the wonderfully positive review, Dan15OnTheGo-san! It means a lot to me to recieve such a pleasant complement from you, who have extensive travel experiences. Every time I go to Hata and Harie I feel I am fortunate to live near these beautiful...More

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Reviewed April 21, 2018

For a second year I hired YUtour to take me on customized tours outside of Kyoto. Two of the best days I have spent in 5 years of traveling in Japan. Seita san knows everyone and will take you to places and to meet people...More

Thank Richard J
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YUtour, マネージャー at YUtour, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2018

Thank you very much again for such a positive review, Richard-san! I really enjoyed the day with you, which was a full of wonderful, new experiences for me. I always feel that I owe my success of tours to friendly and generous local people. So...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

We booked the “Harie: Village of Springs” tour in December 2017 and we give it 5 out of 5 stars. Everything worked out smoothly: the online booking, the interaction via email, the instructions on how to meet, the payment and the tour itself. Gladly, the...More

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YUtour, マネージャー at YUtour, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2018

Dear DrCheshireNeko-san, Thank you so much for your wonderful and thoughtful review! I am always thinking how and in what way tourism should be promoted, especially in a small village like Harie. I have not been able to answer this question yet, but your comment,...More

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Reviewed November 17, 2017

Excellent. It was everything we were hoping for. Mr Seita speaks excellent English and knows his area well. He introduced my wife, a professional potter, to several Shigaraki potters who showed beautiful courtesy and hospitality to us. A memorable part of our "pottery tour holiday"...More

Thank infoK6500XR
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YUtour, マネージャー at YUtour, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2017

Hi infoK6500XR-san, domo arigatou gozaimasu for the wonderful review! It is great to hear that you enjoyed the "pottery tour holiday" in MIHO and Shigaraki. It is a memorable day for me, too. I enjoyed being with you and introducing my favorite locals to you....More

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Reviewed October 28, 2017

Miho Museum and Shigaraki day tour following a Smithsonian Journey Eternal Japan tour. My wife and I have travelled extensively, and this is truly one of out best travel experiences. YuTour is Mori Seita's own business. His English is excellent, he's highly educated and very...More

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YUtour, マネージャー at YUtour, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

Arigatou gozaimasu, 609victor-san! It is a great honor to receive such a wonderful review. I am really glad to know that you enjoyed meeting locals, because one of the things that I want to share with guests on my tours is to experience local life...More

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Reviewed October 27, 2017

Since I dabble in ceramics a major goal for my husband and I was to meet ceramicists in Shigaraki an ancient ceramic village.Despite terrible weather and an impending typhoon Seita Mori made my dream come true. He is a very kind, knowledgeable man who lives...More

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YUtour, マネージャー at YUtour, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

Hi viajara821-san, Thank you very much for the lovely review which is an big encouragement and good reminder of the memorable day to me! I am glad to know that you enjoyed not only places but also meeting locals beacuse introducing friendly locals to my...More

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Reviewed October 25, 2017

Our day with Seita of YU Tour was beyond expectations. We saw a mountain farming village which had no other visitors and were hosted for lunch by a local family who has farmed there for generations. Seita works with the village to encourage settlement since...More

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YUtour, マネージャー at YUtour, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2017

Hi jackforrest13-san, Thank you for writing an encouraging message. I always feel that the locals always kindly help me in making my tours more attractive and impressive. I'll tell them that you enjoyed lunch at their home! Lookiing forward to seeing you all, jackforrest13-san!

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