Diana ShakUnited States
Had a wonderful full day with tour guide Tomoko! We booked tour with her on New Year's Day. She met us promptly at our Airbnb. Tomoko navigated us thru local transportation systems (bus, subway) ... aware of holiday schedules, closures, times when shrines might be too busy ... we could not have done this without Tomoko! We had a wonderful first visit to Kyoto thanks to Tomoko! Recommend Tomoko to all! My 3 adult children, husband and I all enjoyed our day very much. Thank you Tomoko!
Sheila StoneUnited States
Tomoko was a fantastic guide - fun and flexible. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sheila, Thank you for your feedback! I also enjoyed the day with you all! Tomoko
Anne B.United States
Tomo was wonderful, so kind and patient keeping us together and shared good information and perspectives about Japan and the places we visited. Would highly recommend her to others.
Cynthia AlferezUnited States
Tomo is a very dedicated guide who takes her time to accommodate the needs of her clients. She is well verse with Japan's history and culture. I would highly recommend Tomo!
Kortney DavisUnited States
Kortney DavisUnited States
Tomoko was great. She was very helpful in answering all our questions and making sure we maximized our time in Kyoto. Highly recommended!
Darren WongUnited States
Nice half day tour. Was able to answer all of our question.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Darren, Thank you for your feedback! I hope you enjoy the tour and lunch :) Thank you !
Susan KoppangUnited States
Tomoko-san, or Tomo, ad she asked to be called was nothing less than a five star guide. This was my 4th time in Kyoto and I brought friends with a 10 and 13 yr old daughters for the first time. Tomo was incredibly flexible as we adjusted the plan together several times taking into account the weather and the kids' interests. She has an easy demeanor, good sense of humor and provided just the right amount of historical context for young children. I am immensely grateful and will look her up again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Susan, Thank you for your great feedback. I'm glad you hear the girls also like the relaxing time at Zen Temple. I appreciate to be able to share the great time in Kyoto with all of you. Enjoy your rest of days in Japan. Tomoko
Max MatherUnited Kingdom
Tomoko was a brilliant tour guide. She had a great itinerary perfect for our group, she was well informed and knowledgeable and she was great fun. Highly recommended!
Christopher CollettSurrey, BC, Canada
Tomoko is an excellent tour guide. Her English is very good, and she has a delightful personality. She is very knowledgeable about the wonderful shrines and temples in Kyoto and also Japanese history. We really enjoyed our half day tour with Tomoko and can highly recommend her as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for great review :) I really enjoyed walking around in Kyoto city with your family. I hope you all enjoy the rest of days in Japan !
Jon GittoesUnited Kingdom
Fantastic tour, Tomoko was an excellent guide and we thoroughly enjoyed spending the day with her.
Gary BerkmanUnited States
Nick NeubauerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for 5 stars review. I real, like enjoyed the tour with you, Nick :)
Quiny NealUnited States
Tomoko was fantastic. She was punctual, friendly and very informative. All in our party enjoyed her company. Highly recommend her!
Sean WagnerUnited States
Maria FerrariUnited States
Tomoko was so friendly and answered all our questions. We had a great time.
Liz FitchettNew Zealand
Excellent tour which was informative and helpful. We would thoroughly recommend Tomoko as a guide for those wishing to have a day where they are wanting an to begin to understand the history and culture within Japan.
Tomoko was fantastic showing us around Kyoto on a busy day during Golden Week. We managed to visit the most famous temples and all was professionally organized with public transportation. She assisted wherever she could and was also helpful to book a private Onsen in Beppo another day. This shows, she goes the extra mile and tries to make her customers happy. We hope to meet her one day in Switzerland or Japan again. We can highly recommend her professional and caring service. Thank you so much.
Sarah BrysonUnited States
Wonderful time with Tomoko. She took us to all the places we discussed, was quick to respond to messages, she spoke wonderful English and had great suggestions of how to continue on our trip in Kyoto. She was also wonderful with my 3 year old and so friendly. She gave us a Sumie ink art class because I asked for it, and set it all up. Just wonderful.
Michael WalshUnited States
Not only did Tomoko take us to wonderful places--Fushimi Inari, the Golden Pavilion, and Nijo Castle--she also helped us with something you might not expect: buying our bullet train ticket. So we are immensely grateful to her for helping us through something we could never have done ourselves, given some limitations on using our credit card in Japan (a 30,000 yen limit per transaction). And we just happened to be in Japan during the busiest week--Golden Week and a new emperor. Good job, Tomoko.
Tomoko was very attentive to our pace and areas of interest. She had wide knoledge, and gave us interesting perspective. We had a very pleasant time with her!
Tomo took my wife and I to see all the must-see places in Kyoto in 1 full day and did so in a very efficiently and calm manner. She was very nice to be with and gave us lots of historical and practical background on the different sites. She was flexible and complied nicely with changes we requested and made very good suggestions for additional places to see. Highly recommend her as a guide!
Su Yin YuAustralia
Ms. Tomoko is a wonderful person and an excellent guide. We all loved her!
Kim VeberUnited States
We had a well organized, informative tour with Tomoko. We did a half day afternoon tour with her and she considered the closing time of each of the sites when planning our itinerary. We arrived at the Nijo-Jo Castle and the line to buy tickets was long, she pulled out her phone and purchased tickets for us online. Her English is excellent, we would use Tomoko again when we visit Kyoto in the future.
Eden O'MalleyUnited States
Tomoko was fantastic! She met my husband and I at our hotel and then to a really awesome sake distillery outside of Kyoto, as well as some nearby temples and shrines. She also assisted us with purchasing our train tickets out of Kyoto back to the airport (something we were very unfamiliar and nervous about doing), which was so helpful! Being from the area, she was extremely knowledgable and with all of her personal travels, she's also very cultured and super easy to talk with. Highly recommend booking!
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Allie FosterUnited States
Tomoko was a wonderful guide through Kyoto. We only had one day to spend there, and she helped maximize our time so we could see as much as possible. Her knowledge of Kyoto, fluent English, and warm demeanor made our experience in Kyoto so memorable. Thank you Tomo!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Allie, Thank you for your great feedback! I'm enjoyed the time with your group! Enjoy your rest of time in Tokyo! Tomoko
Tomoko was a great guide in Kyoto. She was knowledgeable about the sites we were visiting, and a tremendous help in navigating the city. We would never have visited as many places in the city without her help. She was also very flexible and patient with us. Without hesitation we would wholeheartedly reccomend her to anyone visiting the city.