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Hi! I'm Yoshi, originally from Japan. I had lived in the US for 8 year total, and experienced many things there. I like to share Japanese real culture, especially food related things, in English. So I love to take you to the Japanese grocery store, fish market, really good and cheap local restrants etc. I can even teach you Japanese language & culture, and authentic Japanese home cooking at my house! So why don' t you contact me and explore the real and fun Japanese world with me? I'm looking forward to meet you!!


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19 Reviews for Yoshimi

  • Sarah Sarah

    Kobe: Explore the Sake Breweries

    Kobe: Explore the Sake Breweries I had the best time on this tour and Yoshimi was the best host! The price was absolutely worth it! I really enjoyed the knowledge, photos and lunch, plus Yoshimi's wonderful company!

  • Sean Sean

    Kobe: Explore the Sake Breweries

    Kobe: Explore the Sake Breweries My partner and I booked the sake brewery tour with Yoshi for Sunday 5th November. We had an absolute blast. Yoshi is a great host and guide, and very personable.

    She enthusiastically greeted us at the train station, which was changed due to our location to make it easier for us. Off we went to a few breweries with plenty of tastings and a lot of information. Yoshi has a lot of local knowledge so we were given plenty of other activities to do also. We ended the tour with lunch at a local steakhouse, which Yoshi very graciously accepted our invitation for so make sure you ask her for lunch!

    All in all, we had a great morning and would definitely recommend for others to book this tour.

  • Vince Vince

    Kobe: Explore the Sake Breweries

    Kobe: Explore the Sake Breweries My wife and I were looking for a tour that provided a Japanese sake tasting experience with a personal touch when we found this tour. Yoshimi provided us with a perfect tour starting by helping us find her and ending with a restaurant recommendation for trying the famous Kobe beef! During our tour we learned about sake brewing techniques from traditional to modern and were able to sample a wide variety of sake. The tour left us with a new found appreciation for sake and its brewing process. We would highly recommend taking the time to visit Kobe and the local breweries with Yoshimi!

  • Dion Dion

    Kobe: Explore the Sake Breweries

    Kobe: Explore the Sake Breweries We had a great time with Yoshi touring the Nada breweries. Amazing, you have to do it.

  • John John

    Kobe: Explore the Sake Breweries

    Kobe: Explore the Sake Breweries I found Yoshimi on goVoyagin after looking around for a sake tour for kobe that was for a smaller group (myself and my partner) and a little more personalized.
    I contacted Yoshini on availability and she got back to me very quickly with a timeslot and once booked, ran me through a few options for the tours breweries and lunch.
    The tour itself was fantastic. We met Yoshimi on the day at Uozaki station, took a short walk to Kikumasamune brewery. There we learnt about the end to end processes of making sake ( waaay more complicated than I'd thought), saw a mini Museum of the tools used during the sake process, and then a sake tasting of the different types of sake we'd learnt about.
    Onto the second part of the tour, we took another quick walk to Sakabayashi restaurant for lunch. At Sakabayashi we had an excellent 3 course traditional Japanese meal, the matcha coated mochi for desert was delicious.
    Next we walked next door to the Fukuju brewery to browse the gift shop and some more quick sake tasting, while waiting for the special tasting event to start.
    Now the special tasting was the main event for the afternoon, it's a biannual event the brewery runs to let the public try the full range of new sakes before anyone else - including the top of the range award winning varieties.
    It turned out the events pretty popular, around 70 other people had turned up.
    In the breweries main hall they'd setup 6 tasting tables for their new sakes, once the owner had introduced himself, he took us through each sake - what type it was and what we should expect. He asked us to assess the colour, the smell and the taste to compare the sake.
    The tasting itself, once we started, was very fun, the people at the event were very friendly, each of the sake's were fantastic - with the 2 dryer ones been my personal favourites. Once everyone had tried each of the sakes, people broke off to mingle or reconfirm their favourite sake.
    Afterwards we took another browse of the gift shop for some presents for family and friends, before Yoshimi walked us back to Mimage station.

    Overall the tour was great. Yoshimi was a fantastic guide, very friendly, very organised, excellent english, and kept to schedule. The highlight was the special tasting which was an awesome coincidence it lined up for our tour.
    I would happily recommended Yoshimi as a guide.