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3-14-1 Hiyoshidai, Otsu 520-0112, Shiga Prefecture
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Reviewed 11 August 2018

An AMAZING experience! I highly recommend! I chose to take this one day Hata & Harie village tour; as I wanted to explore how local residents cohabit with other species. My tour guide, Seita Mori, was incredibly accommodating and knowledgeable about the local area...and was...More

Thank Steven H
YUtour, マネージャー at YUtour, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hi Steven H, Thank you very much for the wonderful review! I really enjoyed guiding you to my favorite villages and introducing my favorite local people to you. What’s more, knowing that you enjoyed the tour so much, I am now feeling my pleasure increasing...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018

We chose to take the YUtour tour to Harie, the "village of living water". We had an amazing experience! Our guide, Seita Mori, was excellent in sharing his deep knowledge about Harie and its history in excellent English. The tour was very rich in itself:...More

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YUtour, マネージャー at YUtour, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Hi, spyros_lyberis, I am glad to know that you got back home safely! Arigatou gozaimasu for the positive review! It was a great honor to be able to guide you for a day of your long, in-depth, wonderful journey, which impressed me very much. The...More

Reviewed 16 June 2018

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
YUtour, マネージャー at YUtour, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2018

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

Reviewed 26 May 2018 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 27 May 2018

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

Reviewed 14 May 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
YUtour, マネージャー at YUtour, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 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

Reviewed 2 May 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 4 May 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

Reviewed 21 April 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
YUtour, マネージャー at YUtour, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 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

Reviewed 3 January 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 5 January 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

Reviewed 17 November 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

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

Reviewed 28 October 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 30 October 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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