Lisa SpinnellUnited States
Tomoko was amazing! She gave a wonderful tour of Kyoto. She had a great knowledge of the area. Tomoko was friendly and fun to be around!
Grace Enriqueta VictoriaQuezon City, Philippines
Tomoko is a very patient and very good guide...she is very knowledgeable about all the places we visited..she paid attention to my pace because I have a hip problem..she made sure we saw everything important and she was flexible when we had to do certain things that were personal....she has a good outlook and very friendly. I will recommend her highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Grace Thank you for your having me as your guide and I am very happy to have showed you in my city. Though the tour was amid the busy season, and there were many people wherever we go, I hope you enjoyed the each place !
Tomoko-san was enthusiastic, communicative, charming and knowledgeable. We highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jack san, Thank you for your having me as your guide. I hope you had a good rest after the tour. Chatting with you was fun to me. Please enjoy the rest of the days in Japan!! During the daytime, it is warm but at night, it becomes cooler. Please don't get a cold gain!
Bianca JuarezUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Tomoko. She was flexible and very knowledgable about the history and customs of Japan, and took us to the best noodle place near the Golden Pavilion. Highly recommend her services. Thank you, Bianca Juarez
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear BIanca Thank you for your having me as your guide and giving me such a high evaluation. I was happy, too, to have you as my traveler and show you in my city. More than that, I am very happy that you enjoyed the tour with me!
Kay M.United States
Tomoko was an excellent tour guide. She's extremely knowledgeable about the history and was able to answer all of our questions. She's very personable and flexible. She accommodated our older party in our group so the tour didn't involve too much walking. She's very easy to communicate with and makes the tour very enjoyable. I would definitely recommend Tomoko as a guide to everyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your having me as your guide. I am very happy to have been with her on the day when her dream came true. To go to Amanohashidate, it was a long trip by train. I hope she enjoyed the view and the trip and she had enough rest after that.
Excellent 2 day private tour. Tomoko's historical knowledge is very entertaining. She knows the official facts and all the little spicy stories which makes a good legend. Her English is very good and she organized for us some superb restaurant visits. Very recommendable guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marco, Thank you very much for having me as your guide. I did the best and I hope you enjoyed very much. As you told me that you like history, I added the little more story behind the scene. I hope you also enjoyed the second day's dinner (Kyoto cuisine)
Linda BenfellNew Zealand
Wonderful tour, fantastic guide, highly recommend
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Linda Thank you for your rating the tour with me. I hope you enjoyed the tour. I had a good time talking with you during the tour. Have a nice time in the rest of your stay in Japan.
Tomoko was a lovely, knowledgeable and patient guide and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour we took with her. Despite it being a very wet day, our tour of Kyoto was one of the highlights of our visit to Japan thanks to Tomoko.
Our family of 8 had a very fruitful day touring Kyoto with Tomoko! She was knowledgeable and energetic, and gave us just the right amount of information not to overwhelm us. She was also patient with my elderly parents. We managed to see the bamboo grove, the Fushimi-Inari shrine, Nijo castle and Geikos in Gion all in 1 day! Thank you Tomoko for the lovely memories of Kyoto :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Belinda Thank you for your having me as your guide. I was very happy to be with you all and share the time with you. It was hot and hope your parents were OK after such a busy day. It was fun with your kids too. I hope the memory of Kyoto will be one of the best scene of your visit to Japan.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jim san, First of all, Thank you for your having me as your guide. And I am sorry for not giving you satisfactory tour with 5 stars. However, I hope you enjoyed the time here.
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Tomoko was so professional! She took us to eat the most amazing okonomiyaki and shared with us some very interesting stories about Osaka. We also enjoyed the fake food making class she translated for us. Tomoko is a wonderful guide for anyone who loves food (which, who doesn't??)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Tzeyi san. Thank you for your feedback. I really appreciate. I am very happy to find you enjoyed the tour with me. Though Ramen museum was crowded because of NHK morning soap opera. I was fun to make cup noodle. Did you eat it? Your fake takoyaki was wonderful. It looked real !! I hope it was one of the highlights of your tour to Japan!!
NickandJenny Taylor-TsuboyamaUnited Kingdom
We give Tomoko 5 stars! My husband and I enjoyed a lot our trip to Kyoto. Tomoko is very good and expert guide. She knows the different touristic places and has a dynamic energy and is fun to be with. We felt it was not a tour, but getting to discover Kyoto with a local friend. We feel at ease despite we did the tour in just 2 days. At the end of the tour, she was kind to give us some postcards as souvenirs. We would highly recommend her to be your companion and fill your journey with smiles :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nick and Jenny, Thank you for your having me as your guide, and gave me 5 stars! I am very happy to know that you enjoyed the tour with me. This is what makes me very happy! Again Thank you very much, I had a very good time with you when I showed you in my city!
Our tour with Tomoko was great! Tomoko was good at helping us to appreciate Kyoto and she gave us a great overview of the city highlights which was really helpful for our first visit. We would definitely not have had the same experience exploring by ourselves!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Danielle san Thank you for your having me as your guide and I am very happy to find you enjoyed the tour with me. I hope the time in Kyoto will be one of the highlights of your Japan trip!
Katherine BielatUnited States
Tomoko gave a very nice highlights tour complete with a great lunch recommendation. We enjoyed the tour very much. She is obviously very knowledgeable and passionate about Kyoto and it showed!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Katherine. Thank you for your having me as your guide. I am happy to find you enjoyed the tour. I hope the memories in Kyoto will stay in you.
Albert PolanecUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Albert san Thank you for giving me a good rating. I hope you enjoyed the tour with me.
With her assistance we got a peep into Kyoto life and culture. She was full of interesting information and anecdotes. We were very impressed with her knowledge of Japanese history, culture and arts. She was always prompt and courteous and ready to help. We were particularly delighted when she accepted our request to spend extra time with us to take us to a Kyoto museum of modern art and to the textile district. She made our Kyoto visit memorable. I would strongly recommend her
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ramesh san, Thank you for your having me as your guide. It was fun to talk with you and show your group in Kyoto and Nara. I was very happy to show Autumn leaves in Kyoto, I was wondering if Autumn color was coming later than I expected. but the time was perfect!! I am very curious about what photos you will pick up as the best shots of Japan tour. Again, thank you!
Alex S.United Kingdom
Had a great day with Tomoko. Interesting variety of locations visited with 'just enough' information without being overloaded. Also Greta food recommendations for subsequent evenings which we were delighted with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alex Thank you for your message. I am happy that you like Kyoto and enjoyed the tour with me. I hope the scenes in Kyoto will stay in your memory of your trip to Japan.
Tomoko was a patient and well informed guide. She was easy to understand,warm,friendly and helped avoid crowded areas. We enjoyed the day and learned a lot about the history of Kyoto. Thank you
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your having me as your guide. I hope you enjoyed the time and the each place you visited. And hope you bring back a nice memories from Japan
Tomoko was WONDERFUL! She is very friendly, kind and knowledgeable. Her itinerary was well planned and organized, and Tomoko was able to both guide us as well as be flexible / respond to our interests and needs. We had a full day tour of Kyoto our second day in Japan, and it was the perfect introduction to this beautiful country and it's traditions. We traveled by bus which gave us the confidence to continue to navigate public transportation on our own. Even our teenagers loved the full day tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lynne Thank you for your having me as your guide and I am very happy to find you enjoyed the tour with me. Ohara is also my favorite place. It has different atmosphere from Kyoto. And I was very surprised to come across you at Nishiki food market And I was very happy to know you enjoyed Ramen lunch too!! I hope the travel to Japan will stay in your memories !
Absolutely the best guide ever. Could not do enough for me and i learnt so much if the history of Kyoto. The weather was 44c and she didn't complain once. Loved every min. With her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Claire, Thank you for your feedback of the tour. It was very hot on the tour day, and I hope you enjoyed the sites we visited in spite of such heating weather. Also hoping you enjoyed the next day including the parade of the festival.
Fatti Vuarnier BlakeSwitzerland
Tomoko changed her itinerary last minute for me as I didn't want to go to the crowded places being it the Golden Week. We rode the bus and it was great for me. Saw Ohara and the gardens. We had a lovely lunch. She even was so knowledgeable about things like where to eat and what to do. I loved my day with her. All done in a very Japanese calm manner. I recommend her absolutely,
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Fatti san. Thank you for posting the tour review. I am now wondering which indigo Shibori was the best... I also had a great time sharing the time with you. Please come again in Autumn, the colored maple season!
Danny BelcherUnited States
We had a great time on our Osaka Food Tour with Tomoko! We can't recommend her highly enough! Our tour was on the first Saturday of Golden Week, so Osaka was exceptionally busy. Tomoko explained this on the way to Osaka, and made suggestions throughout the day to help avoid the crowds as much as possible. We also talked about our plans for the rest of our trip and she offered advice and suggestions for other things we could do. Thank you Tomoko!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your having me as your guide. I am very happy to find you enjoyed the tour with me. Unfortunately, it was at the beginning of so-called golden week and wherever we went, we were in the crowd. But I hope your art work (plastic food samples) will be one of the nice memories of your Japan trip.
Five star rating!! Our guide Tomoko was very knowledgeable, friendly and professional!! It was a pleasure to see Kyoto under her expert guidance! Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Volke Varnholt Thank you for your having me as your guide. And I am very happy to find you enjoyed the tour with me. I hope the time with me in Kyoto will stay in your travel memories as one of the best ones.
A fine and competent job!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr Victor First, thank you for having me as your guide, and sorry my tour didn't go as you expected. However, I hope you had a good time in Kyoto.
My family and I recently did a private, customised tour with Tomoko. She was a great guide who taught us so much about the places that we visited. Tomoko had answers to all of our questions and we learnt so much from her. She made it so easy for us to get around and we got to see a fortune in one afternoon. Tomoko helped us to find the best Japanese foods to sample and she was very patient while we did some 'tourist' shopping. She gave us a real treat in the Meiko/Geiko districts.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Yael Sher Thank you for your comment and I am happy to find you enjoyed the tour with me. Actually I was surprised when I was asked about Sinto dieties, Your son know more than ordinary Japanese people ( I think ) I also enjoyed showing your family. Thank you very much again for having me as your guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gyorgy san Thank you for having me as your guide. I hope you enjoyed the tour.
We had a fantastic tour of Kyoto with Tomoko. She was very good with our 2 children. Her knowledge of the spots we visited was excellent. We would recommend Tomoko very much as a tour guide for Kyoto
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Patrick Thank you for having me as your guide. I wish we had had a better weather.... Even if it was not in a good condition, I was happy to help you and hope you enjoyed the time on the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your having me as your guide I hope the time in Kyoto is the memorable time of your trip in Japan
Pam BegueUnited States
We had such a great experience on this tour and saw so much of Kyoto and learned a great deal about the history and culture, all while having a great time!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pam Thank you for your having me as your guide. And I hope you enjoyed the tour with me. Blessed with a fine weather in the rainy season, we were very lucky. And I was very happy to see you again in front of your hotel by chance. I hope the time and memories in Kyoto will be one of the highlights of your Japan trip.
John FlintUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Jon F, thank you for your having me as your guide. I hope you enjoyed the tour.