Route : Ueno (National Museum, lunch)
Guide : Yoshiko Manabe
Today we had the good fortune to have had Yoshiko Manabe assigned
to us as a guide. Mrs. Manabe’s performed her duties in a manner
that clearly exceeded that which would be expected in a volunteer guide.
She pushed my invalid wife in a wheelchair throughout the many galleries
of the National Museum as well as assisting me with my problems.
After visiting the museum she took us to a traditional Japanese restaurant
where she explained and assisted us with the intricacies (to a Westerner)
of Japanese dining. Later, upon learning of my wife’s need for some
personal items she took my wife to a store to procure them. All of this
was done while considering my wife’s difficulty walking.
Mrs. Manabe could not have been more helpful or cheerful during her time
with us. We shall long remember our experience with her and be grateful
for it. Your organization, by its nature, is filled with altruistic volunteers.
Mrs. Manabe epitomizes this and she reflects great credit upon
Tokyo Free Guide as well as herself.
Jesse from USA