Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Kyoto-Japan by Tour Guide Koji M.

Koji M.
  Kyoto-Japan
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Lisa Koenig

United States
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Tour: #243361, Customed private Kyoto tour on January 28, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 28/20

Koji is a wonderful guide for Kyoto and surrounding towns. He has infectious enthusiasm for history, food, culture, and showing off his town and country. We enjoyed every minute of our two days together and 20 miles of walking main sites and way off beaten tracks. His English is excellent and company a joy!

Gerald Ong

Australia
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 31/19

Koji was fun to be with today and brought us off the beaten track and changed his itinerary to suit our preferences. He is also an accomplished photographer and his photos of our family was fabulous. He was patient, considerate and very polite. You will not find a better guide for your trip to Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Gerald. So happy to hear you enjoyed tour with me. Hope your friend and family use me as guide! Koji

Todd S.

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 28/19

If I could give 7 stars I would! It would be hard to imagine a Kyoto tour that was better than the one Koji M. provided. The itinerary included not only well-known tourist destinations, but also some really off-the-beaten-path locations which I might not have discovered if I had lived in Kyoto for a year! Koji was extremely solicitous concerning my needs and capabilities. For example, I was working off a bit of jet-lag, so Koji adjusted our timetable to allow me to catch up. A wonderful cultural tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great review, Todd. So glad you enjoyed the tour with me. Please enjoy your staying Japan and I hope see you soon. Koji

Jeremy W.

United States
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Tour: #243376, Kyoto Private Trekking - Fushimi Inari Taisya, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 26/19

Koji-san was quite awesome. He spoke great English and really helped us navigate up to the top of the Fushimi Inari mountain. He was young to middle aged and in great shape for going up the steps. He took us off the normal path a few times to show us some pearls. No great Koyo viewing around there, but we really did it to enjoy the spiritual aspect of climbing to the top. After, we went to the Tofukuji Temple and walked over the outer bridge for beautiful pics of Koyo. Last, lunch at Kyoto station.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great review on me, Jeremy. The praline candy really goes well with nice black coffee and became one of my favorite sweets! Koji

Laurence Dreyfus

United Kingdom
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Tour: #373511, Private Kyoto road bike touring Wazuka green tea plantation village, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 19/19

Some days are transformative in unexpected ways and my time with Koji was certainly one of them. An expertly led cycle tour kitted out with proper cycling gear amidst gorgeous autumn foliage in the pristinely nurtured tea plantations on the outskirts of Kyoto, tea and pastries in a humble community centre served by a delightful hostess, and concluding with the meditative charm of a near-empty but spectacular Ikkyuji Temple well off the beaten tourist trail. An unforgettable treat. A million thanks, Koji!

Mushrik Kaisey

United States
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Tour: #243368, Customed private Kyoto and Nara tour on November 4, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 4/19

Excellent guide: did everything to help us enjoy our trip. Very helpful, enthusiastic and keen on details. Thank you Koji.

Mushrik Kaisey

United States
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Tour: #243361, Customed private Kyoto tour on November 3, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 3/19

Very dedicated, motivated, and knowledgeable. He stayed with us for 11 hours today, adjusted the schedule as we go, was very flexible and attentive to our needs. We had a wonderful experience in Kyoto thanks to Koji.

Mushrik Kaisey

United States
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Tour: #243370, Customed private Hiroshima tour on November 1, Hiroshima, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 1/19

Very helpful, adjusted the tour to our needs

Mushrik Kaisey

United States
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Tour: #243370, Customed private Osaka tour on October 30, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 30/19

Very nice, knowledgeable and flexible guide.

Cristina Moreno

United States
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Tour: #243361, Customed private Kyoto tour on October 28, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 28/19

Koji (good, although accented English) met us at our cruise port, & took us on the subway and bullet train to Kyoto. He guided us to: the Fushimi Inari Shrine, the bamboo forest and moon bridge, the Golden Temple, Nijo Castle and the Gion District. We did all of this in 9 hours (1 hour transport each way). In each place, we could have spent more time but we opted for visiting more places. Koji was accommodating and knowledgeable. Our travel, using public transport and taxis was extremely efficient.

Keith I.

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 27/19

Great tour. Had an initial itinerary but was flexible to allow deviations. Offered alternatives to the itinerary items which was great. Also was flexible to allow items not on the itinerary. Had great knowledge of the city and the many fascinating sites. Very good English and a great personality. A fun and interesting tour

Kate Raftery

Australia
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 24/19

We enjoyed our tour with Koji today. He changed our tour to suit us and was very informative. I would recommend using Koji as a guide in Kyoto.

Sarah Crain

Fort Worth, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 21/19

Koji was a phenomenal guide. He showed us so much if the history and culture of Kyoto, and what makes it such a unique place. Koji also showed us some of his favorite parts of Kyoto, from seasonal foods to quiet streets to breathtaking vistas. Next time we come to Japan, we will be spending more time in the beautiful city if Kyoto, and will definitely pay Koji another visit. Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great review on me, Sarah and Wes. I can’t wait to see you again and would like to show you more beautiful places of Kyoto. Thank you again, Arigato! Koji

John Shors

United States
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Tour: #243361, Customed private half day Kyoto tour on October 10, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 10/19

I own a tour company and take groups of travelers on luxury vacations all over the world. Because of my unique position, I've worked with hundreds of guides in dozens of countries. I'm happy to report that Koji is one of the best guides who I've ever used. First of all, he's extremely organized, flexible, and reliable. He's also knowledge, funny, and hardworking. My clients all enjoyed his companionship over three days of touring together. I'm happy to give Koji my very highest recommendation!!

David Englander

United States
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Tour: #243370, Essential Osaka private tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 7/19

Friendly & knowledgeable. He really packed a lot into the day and was fun to be with. I would hire him as a guide again without hesitation. He was flexible and customized the tour to meet our desires and needs.

Kathleen Mitchell

United States
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Tour: #243361, Customed private half day Kyoto tour on September 17, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 17/19

Koji spent two half days with our large group and it was all perfect! He planned such a special and diverse experience for our family and was sensitive to all of our needs (we ranged from 18 - 83 years of age!). He went out of his way to be helpful and make suggestions based on the interests of everyone in our group. Koji is such an intelligent person and we learned so much about Kyoto, its history, its culture, and all kinds of fun little facts along the way. We are big fans of Kyoto and Koji!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating and comments, Kathy. Happy to hear you enjoyed the tours with me. And hopefully we meet again in SF or Japan in the near future! Koji

Maria Asuncion

valencia, CA, United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 13/19

The best guide we ever had in Kyoto!

Jonathan Rosenfield

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 4/19

Koji was an amazing guide for us in Kyoto. He met us in the lobby of our hotel and we spent the entire day with him. He took us to all the major sites that we wanted to see and was very knowledgable about all of them. He was very energetic and extremely helpful throughout the day. Thank you again Koji! I highly recommend his services!

Shannon Elliott

Canada
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 1/19

Koji was a great guide for our day in Kyoto showing us all the highlights. He was great with the kids and flexible when we need him to be. Thanks Koji!

Wayne Song

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 4/19

Koji is an outstanding guide and absolute professional. He met us at our train upon arrival and took good care of us. He is energetic, knowledgeable, and kind. We had a limited amount of time in Kyoto and he maximized our experience and customized our tour perfectly. Our 2 families had a total of 10 people with a mix of adults and teenagers. He was great with everyone with his wonderful sense of humor. Based on our experience we will be returning to Kyoto for a longer stay next time. Thank you Koji!

Paul Salanga

Philippines
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 22/19

Koji is a great guide for Kyoto. He is tireless, very patient and extremely knowledgeable. Our big group of mostly first time Kyoto visitors enjoyed walking the streets and trails of Kyoto. Plus, Koji's lunch recommendation was perfect for our group of sushi lovers. Very inexpensive as well. Any one visiting Kyoto for the first time should book a tour with Koji. You will appreciate Kyoto even more.

Sheila David

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 19/19

Koji's tour of Kyoto was incredible! He came highly recommended by a friend who toured with him last year and we would recommend him to our friends and family. We are a family of 5 (3 kids aged 17,15,13). The tour was interesting for both adults and kids. We learned so much and Koji's information was informative, interesting and fun. We never felt rushed, visited all of the main sites in Kyoto and he even stayed with us beyond our tour hours to reach our final destination. Thank you Koji!

Brian Pollock

United States
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Tour: #243361, Customed private Kyoto tour on June 15, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 15/19

If you have the opportunity to book with Koji, don't hesitate and do it immediately. Leading up to our trip, Koji worked with us to customize our days with him. During the days, he taught us about so much, showed us hidden gems, and made our days great. He went out of his way to be overly helpful at every opportunity. He is such an amazing guide and person, and you should not think twice about booking with him. Thanks again for everything Koji!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Brian, Jennifer, Jack and Addi. Thank you so much for hiring me. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed tours with me. If you come back here in the near future, please contact me again! Koji

Jennifer Winssinger

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 14/19

The private tour of Kyoto with Kojisan was wonderful. We covered so many sites thanks to him. I gave him a list of places we wanted to visit, and he guided us through the city taking trains, subway even buses. We probably would not have made through half of the sites we covered without Kojisan. From early in the morning until the end of the day, he was full of energy, ready to explain and answer all of our questions. He is very knowledgeable and one can see loves his job.

Michael Schultz

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 12/19

We had an amazing day with Koji. We loved getting off the beaten path and seeing some of the sights away from the tourist crowds. It was truly one of the best guided tour days we've spent anywhere. Koji is knowledgeable, charming, funny and a pleasure to tour with. We give him the highest recommendation. You cannot go wrong booking a tour with Koji.

Alphonse Dellisola

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 1/19

We had a fantastic tour with Koji, he is an incredible guide! He was extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. Our itinerary was planned perfectly and he adjusted to accommodate all of our needs. I really can't speak more highly of him and strongly recommend his tours.

Alphonse Dellisola

United States
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Tour: #243368, Essential Nara private tour, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: May 31/19

Our tour of Nara was wonderful thanks to Koji, I can't recommend him strongly enough! We saw all of the best Nara highlights and he planned everything perfectly. He is extremely knowledgeable about all the sights and Japanese history, and even more importantly extremely friendly and fun as company. He speaks great English and is an impeccable guide.

Timothy Chung

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 26/19

Lina Amariglio Weiss

Israel
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Tour: #243368, Essential Nara private tour, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: May 18/19

Lina Amariglio Weiss

Israel
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 17/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lina, Thank you too for hiring me for two days. Happy to hear you enjoyed the tours with me. Hope we see again soon. Koji