Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Kyoto-Japan by Tour Guide Chizuko H.

Chizuko H.
  Kyoto-Japan
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Kenneth Kahn

United States
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 25/19

Chizuko is an excellent guide who is committed to taking guests to a full day of sightseeing. her English is very good and she is a great hostess.

Carlton ONeal

United States
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 23/19

She's great!!

Ted Duby

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 18/19

Chizuko was excellent, giving us details on the sights we visited. She even brought a book with additional details and pictures, and went out of her way to answer questions on our travels that went beyond our specific scheduled tour. Highly recommended!

Carmen Olivero

Australia
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Tour: #27565, Nara Tour from Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 17/19

Chizuko was easy to chat to and happily walked from one end of the Nara temple grounds and deer park to the other! She has a comprehensive knowledge of Nara.

Astrid Harder

Netherlands
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Tour: #222229, Kyoto & Nara Highlight One-Day PrivateTour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 16/19

Mooie dingen gezien, Vriendelijk, nette gids alleen het Engels was soms moeilijk te verstaan Leuke dag gehad

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Astric, Thank you for your feedback and high rating. I enjoyed myself with your group. I will keep your words in my mind. Many thanks, Chizuko

Joanne S.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 15/19

Guide very knowledgeable. Covered all the sites we requested.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joanne, Thank you for giving nice comments and the highest rating to my tour. I am more than happy to hear from you. Many thanks, Chizuko

Thomas Matson

United States
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 14/19

Chizuko was FANTASTIC! She is very kind and very knowledgeable. We told her all the places where we wanted to go, and she took us to every single one of them! She knows her way all around Kyoto! If you want an excellent guide in Kyoto, Chizuko is for you, trust me on this!

Rosemary Harris

Australia
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 7/19

Thank you Chizuko for our wonderful tour with you today. Having been in Kyoto for a few days we had seen many of the popular tourist sights - we had a lovely relaxed day with Chizuko . The splendid Inari shrine with its sea of orange.chizuko explaining more of the Shinto outlook and legends behind the symbolism of the fox. She took us on a comprehensive tour of the Gion district and explained the complex ascent of the Meiko to Geiko. We enjoyed the Nishiki market and sushi lunch! Highly recommend!

Eng Choi Mark C.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 6/19

very polite and helpful with taking photos for us throughout the tour and we were able to see many places of interests using the public transport. she is very knowledgeable of the history and the culture of Kyoto and we thoroughly enjoyed the day.

Jeannette Byrne

New Zealand
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 4/19

Chizuko was brilliant, she listened to what we liked then took us there with ease. She also took us to the best meal we had in Japan. Thank you very much. Pam Byrne

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pam, Thank you for posting feedback and giving five stars to my tour. I really appreciate your comments. Your words are encouraging for me to keep on working as a guide. Many thanks, Chizuko

Robert Conley

Carmel, INDIANA, United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 30/19

Really enjoyed our time with Chizuko. Very knowledgeable. She went above and beyond to make the best use of our time over 2 days (2 tours). I think she perceived what we were most interested in and made sure to emphasize that. She came prepared with a picture album as we walked the back streets and rode the bus.

Robert Conley

Carmel, INDIANA, United States
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Tour: #222229, Kyoto & Nara Highlight One-Day PrivateTour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 29/19

Really enjoyed our time with Chizuko. Very knowledgeable. She went above and beyond to make the best use of our time over 2 days (2 tours). I think she perceived what we were most interested in and made sure to emphasize that. She came prepared with a picture album as we walked the back streets and rode the bus.

Lavanya Udeshi

United Kingdom
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 25/19

She was very informative and Was very flexible when we needed to stop and change route/time accordingly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lavanya, Thank you for taking my tour and giving five stars to it! I enjoyed myself with your family. I hope we will meet again! Many thanks, Chizuko

Robert C.

Australia
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 24/19

Chizuko's tour was excellent. She was there right on time to start, and included just what we had agreed in the weeks prior. She was very knowledgeable and easy to understand, without overloading us with information. The only negative is that the main sights are so spread out over Kyoto, which is a large city, that we spent a lot of time on public transport from place to place -- but that's not her fault. For a tour of a few hours, we probably should have selected places that are not so far apart.

Helen Feltovich

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 23/19

Our time with Chizuko was magical. She has lived her entire life in Kyoto, and is so proud of her city. She is open and friendly and welcomes all questions about Kyoto and Japanese culture in general. She has her notebook always ready, full of pictures to explain anything you might wonder about. In short, Kyoto is a lovely city to visit, both because of its history and its modern amenities, and Chizuko was the perfect person to help us explore it! We give her our highest recommendation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Helen, Thank you for taking my tour and posting feedback with five stars! I am more than happy to receive such heart-warming words from you. I enjoyed myself with your family. I hope we will meet again! Many thanks, Chizuko

Christian Zinser

Mexico
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 22/19

Chizuko was a wonderful guide. Her english is excellent and really helped us to get to know the city according to our interests, I highly recommend her as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christian, Thank you for posting feedback and giving five stars to my tour. I am more than happy to hear such nice comment from you. It is encouraging for me to keep on working. Many thanks, Chizuko

Lars Hagdahl

Sweden
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Tour: Kyoto Full Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Apr 17/19

Thank you Chizuko for a great tour in Kyoto!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lars, Thank you for giving five stars to my tour. I really appreciate it. Your rating encourages me to keep on working as a tour guide. Many thanks, Chizuko

Andrea Rieder

Switzerland
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Tour: #53661, Nara Full day Private Tour from Kyoto, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 15/19

Wir haben zusammen mit Chizuko einen spannenden Tag in und um Nara verbracht. Sie verfügt über ein grosses historisches Wissen und ging auf unsere Bedürfnisse ein. Neben dem Big Buddha (todaiji temple) und den dazugehörenden Hirschen haben wir den schönen Kasuga shrine sowie nach dem Lunch noch sub Horyuji temple besucht. Der letztere ist das älteste Holzgebäude auf der Welt und erstaunlicherweise kein touristisches Magnet, obwohl sehr schön gemacht. Danke Chizuko für die tolle Führung.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrea, Thank you for taking my tour and posting feedback! I am more than happy to receive such a nice comment. I enjoyed myself with you and your husband. You are so enthusiastic about Japanese culture and seemed enjoying scenic landscape in an ancient city Nara. I hope we will meet again! Many thanks, Chizuko

Susan Spector

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 9/19

We toured w/Chizuko for 2 days in Kyoto & 1 in Nara, & saw their cultures thru the eyes of a "local." We felt comfortable w/her right from the start, as she listened to what we were interested in & adjusted our itinerary accordingly. In addition to many beautiful gardens, she took us to "off the beaten track" restaurants that we otherwise never would have found. Instead of getting a packaged tour, we felt it was customized for us, as a friend. I would highly recommend Chizuko for Kyoto & Nara.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan, Thank you so much for your feedback and the highest rating to my tour. I am more than happy to receive such nice comments. I enjoyed myself with you and your husband for three days. I hope we will meet again as a friend soon. Many thanks, Chizuko

Carol Reife

United States
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 8/19

My wife, Carol, and I and 2 other couples arranged this tour given by Chizuko. She was an excellent guide. We had other guides for other tours arranged by different companies…and Chizuko was one of the best. She was enthusiastic, very knowledgeable and engaged with us fully. She was cognizant of our time and made certain we got to some of the most important sites in Kyoto (including Nijō Castle, the Ryoanji Temple, Sanjusangendo Temple, and Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion).

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Reife san, Thank you for posting feedback and giving five stars to my tour. I enjoyed myself with your group, too. I hope you will be back to Japan and we will meet again! Many thanks, Chizuko

John Sheppard

United States
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 22/19

Chizuko is highly knowledgeable and flexible in adapting the tour to what you want to see. Speaks great English.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, Thank you for your feedback. I am more than happy to receive fine stars from you. I hope we will meet again soon! Many thanks, Chizuko

Peter Foley

Canada
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 15/19

Chizuko was a wealth of historical, cultural, and linguistic knowledge. This tour was a highlight of our 2 week vacation in Japan. Chizuko was very flexible and patient with our varied family group with different desires and goals represented by our different ages (one adult in her 70's, two adults in their 40's, and a child of 9). She readily altered the tour to let us progress at the pace we felt comfortable with. I would love to have her as a guide again in the future. Thank you, Chizuko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter, Thank you for your feedback to my tour. I really appreciate your comment, as your words encourage me to keep on working as a guide. I hope we will meet again! Many thanks, Chizuko

Scott Martin

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 14/19

Chizuko did a great job of showing us the important aspects of each location, but keeping us moving so that we could see as much in possible in the time we had. She knew her stuff, had a good explanation ready for each location and shared great examples to help us understand the significance of the location, buildings and people involved. We took two tours from toursbylocals on our Japan trip and Chizuko was by far the best. Really helped us see a lot and understand the history and culture of Japan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Scott, Thank you so much for taking my tour and posting feedback. I am more than happy to hear such nice comments from you. I enjoyed myself with you and Brooks. I hope we will meet again soon. Many thanks, Chizuko

Michael Straneva

United States
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 13/19

Michael Wong

Honolulu, HI, United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 4/19

Chizuko Hamada was an excellent tour guide. She was very knowledgeable, patient and provided us with great insights to all sites that we visited. She was a good time manager so that we were accomplish all of the things on our bucket list. I would recommend Chizuko as a tour guide without any reservations.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, Thank you for your quick feedback and five stars. I am more than happy to receive such nice comments. I enjoyed myself with your family in the tour. I hope we will meet again soon. Many thanks, Chizuko

Herbert O'Reilly

Ireland
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 1/19

Suberb Guide,excellent english,good sense of humour,very knowledgable,really pleasant companion.Highly recommended.

Paul Beard

United Kingdom
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 27/19

Chizuko was both a very good guide and very pleasant company for the day. She worked hard and enthusiastically, without a break, to show us as much as possible - but without rushing. She factored in our interest in street photography as well as just seeing the sights. Chizuko maximised the time we had by ending at the furthest point from our hotel - still staying to take a last picture of us before leaving us with details of which bus to catch to get back. We would highly recommend Chizuko.

Peter Thomas

New Zealand
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 24/19

Chizuko was a splendid guide. She was very informative, answered all our questions and we got a lot out of our 5 hours with her. Thank you so much Chizuko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter, Thank you for taking my tour and posting feedeback to it. I am more than happy to receive such nice comments. I enjoyed myself with your family. I hope we will meet again soon! Best regards, Chizuko

Lisa Vasic

Australia
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Tour: #222229, Kyoto & Nara Highlight One-Day PrivateTour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 19/19

We had a great day with Chizuko. She was very accommodating managing a family of 5 and adapting the day to everyone's needs. Her knowledge and passion for her city's history was amazing and we all had a fantastic time. We would highly recommend Chizuko for your discovery tour of Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa, Thank you so much for taking my tour and posting feedback with five stars. I am greatly happy to hear from you. I enjoyed myself with your family. I hope we will meet again. I will show you around other sites in Kyoto! Best regards, Chizuko

Suzanne Depaolis

United States
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 5/19

A very educational day lead by our tour guide. She had a long list of possible choices and we were easily able to customize our trip. She was very knowledgeable and and could answer all of our questions.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Suzanne, Thank you for taking my tour and posting feedback! I am happy to hear the comments from you. I enjoyed myself with your family in the tour. I hope we will meet again soon! I will show you another aspect of Kyoto. Many thanks, Chizuko

Don Walter

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 21/18

Chizuko was a wealth of history, local perspectives and very flexible with our itinerary. We visited several sights and she pointed out numerous small "treasures" that we would have missed without her "local knowledge". We would absolutely ask Chizuko to "add" to our next Kyoto adventure!

Michael R.

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 19/18

Chizuko was an excellent and very kind guide for my family of 5 in Kyoto. We visited the Golden Temple, Nijo Castle, and Fushimi-Inari Shrine. She was very knowledgeable about all of the sites and explained so many interesting features of the Nijo Castle, Shintoism, Samurais, and Shoguns, and Emperors! She also made using public transport so easy with five people using buses and the local subways. Would highly recommend to all wanting a great first glimpse of what Kyoto has to offer!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, Thank you so much for your feedback. I am really happy to receive the comments and five stars from you. I had nice time with your family as you were all enthusiastic about learning Japanese culture and history. I hope we will meet again! Many thanks, Chizuko

Philip Altvater

United States
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 3/18

Chizuko was an amazing guide during our day long tour of Kyoto. She reviewed our "wish list" of sites we wanted to see, and advised as to which ones she could show us, and which ones we could easily do on our own another day. She was also able to make recommendations on places for a private tea ceremony, and other areas we could explore. Chizuko's English was terrific, and her sense of humor was delightful. We would highly recommend Chizuko for your time in Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Philip, Thank you so much for posting feedback and rating to my tour. I am deeply flattered. I hope we will meet again sometime in the future. Many thanks, Chizuko

Lisa Deutsch

United States
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 29/18

Dear Chizuko, Thank you for a fabulous day in Kyoto. What an exceptional city and what an enlightened guide you are. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and being so helpful and professional. You listened to what we requested and came up with a very reasonable plan. We wish you the best always!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa, Thank you so much for taking my tour and posting feedback to it. I appreciate it. I enjoyed myself with you and your lovely husband in the tour. I hope we will meet again in a different season! I will show you another face of Kyoto. Thanks again. Chizuko

Kelvin Wong

Canada
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 15/18

I thoroughly enjoyed my tour with Chizuko. She was very knowledgeable about the landmarks and the interesting story that each had to offer. We spent the whole day travelling around Kyoto's main sights on public transportation. It was great covering so many spots and so efficiently. I definitely will return. Thanks!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kelvin, Thank you for taking my tour and posting feedback. I really appreciate your comments. I enjoyed talking with you in the tour. I hope we will meet again soon! Many thanks, Chizuko

Dianne Rosenthal

United States
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Tour: #53661, Nara Full day Private Tour from Kyoto, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 14/18

Chizuko was an excellent guide, knowledgeable, and a good companion. We traveled by public transportation to Nara; walked miles through parks touring shrines and temples, and visiting sites of historical and religious importance. And as an added treat, back in Kyoto, we visited the Fushimi Inari Shrine. Nara is a must see, and I recommend Chizuko as your guide.

Edward Levine

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 11/18

She was very informative and speaks great English. Chizuko also has a very positive attitude and seems to enjoy her work and making the guest happy. We were 100% pleased with our experience with Chizuko today. Thank you again!

Celso Kiyoshi Kameoka

Brazil
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 7/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Celso, Thank you for your rating to my tour. I am happy to have five stars from you. I hope we will meet again! Many thanks, Chizuko

Sherine Kheir

Egypt
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 29/18

Chizuko was extremely flexible and helpful guide. She informed us about everything and was completely prepared. Thanks a lot chizuko and I highly recommend

Donna Wong

United States
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 27/18

Chizuko met us at the train station for a private customized tour of western Kyoto and Gion. Chizuko is very knowledgeable, accommodating and helpful. Pace was just right - not rushed at all. Chizuko's English is good. I learned a lot about the Gion district, the Geikos, Maikos, from Chizuko. We were very lucky to see the Maikos on their way to work. (This is my 2nd tour with Chizuko). Thank you Chizuko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Donna, Thank you for taking my tour again and posting feedback! I really appreciate it. I enjoyed myself with your group in this tour. I hope we will meet again soon! Many thanks, Chizuko

Rochelle Venturi

Australia
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 22/18

Very knowledgeable, good pace, flexible with itinerary. We were traveling with our 5 month old baby and Chizuko was extremely accommodating. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rochelle, Thank you for taking my tour and posting feedback and five stars to it. I am really pleased to hear those words from you. I will hope we will meet again! Many thanks, Chizuko

Sabine Woeppel

Germany
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 19/18

Chizuko was veryhelpful and taught us a lot about all the different sites we went to see. We saw a lot of kyoto's Highlights and we spent the whole day with her. Thanks a lot!

Divya S.

Hong Kong
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 18/18

Great Tour, Chizuko San was dot on time at the Shinkansen platform waiting for us. She is very personable and fitted in in the five hour tour we asked for, what we wanted to do Fushimi Inari, Nijo jo Castle, Arashimaya, Kinkakuji and she wanted to do Gion to end the tour however we were too exhausted to continue, she seemed full of energy when none of us could walk any longer. We wanted to take taxi's And she was v cost conscious and tried her best to find a 5 seater taxi everywhere. Awesome person.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Divya, Thank you so much for your having me in Kyoto and posting heartwarming words here. I really appreciate them. I enjoyed myself with your family in this tour. I hope we will meet again soon! Thanks again! Chizuko

Manfred Alexander Kurz

Thailand
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Tour: #27565, Nara Tour from Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 15/18

After taking our Kyoto Highlights tour with Chizuko we took another day tour to Nara with her, we started in Kyoto and had a fantastic trip, we first visit the Fushimi-Inari-Taisha Shrine and thereafter we enjoyed Nara with the fantastic Todaiji Temple with the famed Great Buddha ( Daibutsu) and the nearby Nara garden with the beautiful sight of so many holy deers wandering around. Chizuko is very knowledgeable and explained us all the history of the of the various sights. Overall we had a wonderful time

Manfred Alexander Kurz

Thailand
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 12/18

We had the pleasure of having Chizuko as our Guide for this Kyoto Highlight Tour and what an amazing experience , we learned so much about Kyoto and she managed to fit in as much as possible in one day. We visited some of the most important places by using public transport which was a lot of fun, she is very knowledgeable on the history of the various sites and Japan. We also enjoyed a very interesting introduction to the Gion Area which was fantastic. We highly recommend Chizuko as a Guide in Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Manfred, Thank you so much for posting feedback and five stars to my tour. I am pleased to have tours with you and Maepin. I enjoyed mysself with you. I hope we will meet again! Many thanks, Chizuko

Claudia Turner

United States
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 5/18

I had a second very full and wonderful day with Chizuko! I loved our time at the Raku Museum, seeing the Bamboo Forest and the extended time that we spent in the traditional Gion Quarter of Kyoto. She knew alot about this neighborhood and about the Geisha culture. We walked a great distance but had a delicious lunch at what must be one of Chizuko's favorite restaurants frequented by locals. And we were warmly welcomed. Chizuko did her best to bring Traditional Japan to life for me.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Claudia, Thank you so much for taking my tours and posting feedback to them. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed our two days in Kyoto. I enjoyed myself with you as well. I am sure you had memorable time in the rest of your long journey. Take care and I hope we will meet again! Many thanks, Chizuko

Claudia Turner

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 4/18

Chizuko is a wonderful guide and a lovely and fun person! She was a perfect Japanese person for me to spend time with soon after my arrival in Japan. After her prompt arrival at my hotel, we reviewed our plans for the day and a half that we would be together and then we were off..... I loved the Imperial Palace, the Heian Shrine and the Museum of Folk Crafts, a museum that Chizuko particularly suggested we visit. She was knowledgeable and helpful at all times.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Claudia, Thank you so much for posting feedback to my tours. I am happy to hear from you again! I enjoyed our 4 hours in Kyoto. I was delighted we covered all sites you would like to visit and you looked happy. I hope we will meet again! Best regards, Chizuko

Rytis Jurkenas

Lithuania
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 25/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rytis, Thank you for your high rating to my tour. I hope we will meet again. Many thanks, Chizuko

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.

Carlos Munoz

United States
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Tour: #27565, Nara Tour from Kyoto - Private Tour, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 24/18

Too much walking and consequent loss of time. Clients required to pay all expenses. What is purpose of advance payment?

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for five stars to my tour. I would like to see you again. Best regards, Chizuko

Carlos Munoz

United States
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 22/18

Guide was knowledgeable and helpful, although we had to pay bus fares.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for giving five stars. I enjoyed myself with your group. Many thanks, Chizuko

Rob Crittenden

United States
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 20/18

Facing a day of horrendously bad weather, Chizuko did a great job with her flexibility to deal with the conditions. We learned an amazing amount from her and the eight hours went by too fast. Brava!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rob, Thank you so much for posting feedback and five stars to my tour. I enjoyed myself with you and your pretty wife. I hope we will meet again in the future. Many thanks, Chizuko

S K.

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 14/18

Was a great experience :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kapitan, Thank you for posting your feedback and giving the highest rating to my tour. I really appreciate it. I enjoyed myself with you in the tour. I hope we will meet again! I will show you another face of Kyoto! Best regards, Chizuko

Ignacio Ortega

Spain
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 13/18

Although she is very well dispose to help and to give explanation, she does not speaks that well english and some time the lack of fluency affected the explanation and we missed crucial information.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ignacio, Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry my tour was not what you had expected. I will make every efforts to improve my skill as a guide for the future. Your comments are precious. Thank you so much. Chizuko

Debra Justice

United States
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Tour: #53661, Nara Full day Private Tour from Kyoto, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 14/18

4.5 stars! Lovely guide & very flexible dealing with our large group in the extreme heat and humidity. We ended up skipping Nara because of the hat and instead visited more sites in Kyoto. She was able to make adjustments on the fly. She was a wealth of information but we did find her to be a bit shy & we sometimes wondered what we might be missing by not always knowing the right questions to ask. I felt that this was likely a cultural difference. Would happily hire again

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dbra, Thank you for your feedback and high rating. I was happy to be your guide for the two days. I hope we will meet again! Many thanks, Chizuko

Debra Justice

United States
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 13/18

4.5 stars! Lovely guide & very flexible dealing with our large group in the extreme heat and humidity. She was able to make adjustments on the fly. Chizuko knew her way around & came prepared with our one day busy passes so that we could get right to sightseeing. She was a wealth of information but we did find her to be a bit shy & we sometimes wondered what we might be missing by not always knowing the right questions to ask. I felt that this was likely a cultural difference. Would happily hire again

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Debra, Thank you for taking my tours and posting feedback. I strongly hope we will see again in different seasons. Best regards, Chizuko

Vijay Raghavendra

United States
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 9/18

We had Chizuko as a guide for our day in Kyoto. She was fantastic and a wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable with very good English and a rich knowledge of Japanese shogun history. She was very eager to help and was extremely friendly and made sure all our questions were answered well and requested were met. We had minimal time in Kyoto and she enhanced our tour of Kyoto and left nothing to our imagination. I would recommend anyone coming to Kyoto to have Chizuko be their tour guide. She truly is wonderful

Maya Al-Khalil

United Kingdom
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 1/18

Chizuko is a great guide with a wry sense of humour, and we really enjoyed our tour in Kyoto with her. We had missed our train to Kyoto and were terribly late and flustered when we finally arrived. Chizuko had waited patiently and did not make us feel rushed in the least. Despite the shortened time, we were able to visit the two key areas of interest to us and, through her extensive knowledge, learn a great deal more of Japanese culture and history.

Kaneez Rizvi

United States
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 30/18

We had a very nice tour with Chizuko. She is very knowledgeable and is willing to answer all questions. We saw various spots in Kyoto that were very spread out. Chizuko helped plan everything so we could be more efficient.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kaneez, Thank you for your feedback and rating to my tour. I am really happy to receive five stars and nice comments. I enjoyed myself with you! I hope we will meet again!! Many thanks, Chizuko

Joannes van Vuren

Netherlands
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 23/18

We were lucky. On the day of arriving we came across Chizuko's agenda and she was fully booked except for the next day. Perfect! We met at our hotel next and we took of immediately. She showed us some of the nicest places in Kyoto explaining history, function etc. Altough temperature was very high she kept going. Friendly, helpful, understanding. Everything you would like a guide to be. We can only hope for you (reader) she is available for you when you need her. Thank you again Chizuko!

Ryan Verhulst

United States
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 18/18

Chizuko was very knowledgeable and friendly. I only had one day in Kyoto and she did an amazing job of showing me the sites as well as teaching me about her city.

Lucy N.

Singapore
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Tour: #53661, Nara Full day Private Tour from Kyoto, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 14/18

Rick Judt

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 30/18

Chizuko was our tour guide. She guided us to the Fushimi Shrine and to the Arashiyama area where we walked through the bamboo forest. The tour continued to the Golden Temple and other sites in the city. She was very knowledgeable and friendly. We learned a lot of things that were beyond the obvious that she was able to point out and explain. We had difficulty communicating at times due to language issues (her level of English was conversational, not advanced), and her pace was slower than I wished.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rick, Thank you for your feedback for my tour with some comments. I will keep your comments in my mind to improve my tours in the future. Many thanks, Chizuko

Sonia Fernandez

Spain
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 28/18

Chizuko was a really friendly guide. She explained a great deal about each of the sites we went to and she also shared a little bit extra on the Kanji alphabet and some of the traditions of the different shoguns. She was really nice to the children as well. We would recommend Chizuko to any traveler!

Valerie Frances Young

Philippines
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 22/18

Ken Mooyman

United States
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 21/18

Chizuko, our guide for the day, was fantastic. Not only was she an excellent guide, but she also provided us with great advice on how to manage local transportation, the best restaurants and other activities we should consider. We highly recommend using a guide as a way to familiarize yourself with the area, culture and attractions. If you get Chizuko you will be especially lucky :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ken, Thank you for your feedback with wonderful comments to my tour. I enjoyed myself with you in the tour. I hope we will meet again in the future. Best regards, Chizuko

Raj G.

United States
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 16/18

We had a great time with Chizuko as she took us around many of the major sites in Kyoto for our first visit here. She's very knowledgeable about both the historical and cultural significance of the palaces and shrines we visited and shared that knowledge in a very thoughtful and easy to understand fashion. And she also gave us insight into what it's like to be a native Kyoto resident. We were very happy to have her as our guide and would recommend her without hesitation!

Alan Kwiatek

St. Louis, MO, United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 7/18

We really enjoyed our time with Chizuko. She put together a half day tour that allowed us to see the most important sights in Kyoto in a half day and had great explanations for the history of the area and the sights we visited and how they related to Japanese history, She was enjoyable to be with and had a good sense of humor. I would recommend her tours to anyone visiting this area.

Cheryl Kubo

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 6/18

It was a rainy day in Kyoto when we took our tour to Arashiyama with guide Chizuko H., but we still had a wonderful time. She was friendly and knowledgeable and made sure that we were able to get a lot of great pictures in the bamboo forrest. We also chose to visit the Gion District and she was able to share with us lots of interesting information about the Geiko and Maiko.

John Weidman

United States
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 4/18

This was a great private tour of Kyoto. Chizuko worked with us to adjust the tour on the fly to our preferences and offered suggestions for additional sights that were near the top sites on our list. Her knowledge of the area and its history were invaluable to us since we only had one day in Kyoto and we wanted to see as many of the top sites as we could and she delivered more of a tour than I had hoped for. I highly recommend Chizuko.

Kristen Donheffner

United States
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 31/18

Chizuko was an amazing guide - we would not have been able to see so many things in a day without her! She was very accommodating to our schedule and preferences and very knowledgeable about Kyoto, it's history and culture, and everything we wanted to know.

Shaya Rubenstein

Leesburg, VA, United States
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 26/18

Chizuko was absolutely amazing! She was incredibly knowledgeable and made navigating around Kyoto so much easier for us. We had a five year old and we had never left the U.S. but she made us feel comfortable and was an absolute pleasure. If we are ever back in Kyoto, which we hope to be back as soon as possible, we will undoubtedly hope that Chizuko is available. Thank you so much for making our trip extra special!

Ayca Mutluer Bayraktar

Turkey
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 23/18

Chizuko was a great, she was like a local friend showing us around. She was very punctual and managed to show us a lot of sights in a limited time. She also knew the great spots where to take pictures. When leaving she showed us restaurants to eat and also how to get back to our hotel. We learned a lot about Gion / geiko culture from her. Thank you Chizuko:)

Michael Sanchez

United States
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 17/18

Our tour with Chizuko was great! The day was jam-packed, Chizuko made sure we saw as much of Kyoto as possible in one day. We saw all the major highlights, had a wonderful lunch, and had plenty of time for photos and some shopping. Chizuko was extremely knowledgeable and friendly, and speaks excellent English. We highly recommend her!

Wally Leasure

United States
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 14/18

Chizuko really knew her stuff. She ran us all over Kyoto on our full day tour. We breezed through subway rides and subway transfers with ease from site to site. Would highly recommend.

Noemi Fouces

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 9/18

Chizuko was a wonderful tour guide to have! Not only was she willing to adapt the tour to fit our schedule, but she was also very patient with us--especially when we were running late. She was also very friendly, and it was easy to ask her questions and make conversation with her. In fact, once we had told her which aspects of Japanese culture we were interested in, she made sure to point out related fun facts while we toured Kyoto together! I would definitely recommend her as a guide to Kyoto.

Claire M.

Australia
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 3/18

We can very highly recommend Chizuko H. Having lived in Kyoto her whole life, Chizuko was extremely knowledgeable providing the history of the sites we visited and the best transport options to take. Having Chizuko as our guide we were able to fit a lot into the day. We were very grateful that we were able to have such an experienced,kind and caring guide for the day. Thank you Chizuko, for sharing the day with us.

Andrew Pressman

United States
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 26/18

Mark Morton

Germany
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 25/18

Chizuko was an excellent guide and a wonderful person. She is very knowledgeable , friendly and, as born and raided in Kyoto, she has the insider information. We would certainly recommend her to anybody wishing a days tour in Kyoto. It was very enjoyable to spend the day with her.

David Franke

Mexico
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Tour: #53661, Nara Full day Private Tour from Kyoto, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 23/18

David Franke

Mexico
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 21/18

Sherry Hemingway

United States
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Tour: #27565, Nara Tour from Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 18/18

Ruth Taba

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 16/18

Our guide, Chizuko, was very knowledgeable about Kyoto and questions we asked her. We saw 4 different places of interest, Arashiyama and bamboo forest, Kinkakugin, Nishiki Market for udon, and Gion in 6 hours. It was a whirlwind tour and we thank her for doing such a great job! I would definitely use her services again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ruth, Thank you so much for posting feedback and five stars to my tour. I enjoyed myself with your group. I am looking forward to meeting with you! I will take you to other places and show different faces of Kyoto! Many thanks. Chizuko

Lisa B.

United States
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Tour: #222229, Kyoto & Nara Highlight One-Day PrivateTour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 13/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa, Thank you for giving five stars to my tour and still remembering me. I hope we will meet again soon! Many thanks, Chizuko

Nathaniel Mauldin

United States
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Tour: #222229, Kyoto & Nara Highlight One-Day PrivateTour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 10/18

Chizuko was excellent company for our visit to Nara. Knowledgeable, easy to communicate with, and humorous. A pleasure to be with.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nathaniel, Thank you for posting feedback to my tour. I am more than happy to receive five stars and know you still remember me. I hope we will meet again!! Many thanks, Chizuko

Robert Bracken

United States
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Tour: #53661, Nara Fullday Private Tour from Kyoto, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 7/18

Chizuko is an excellent guide. She was punctual, knowledgeable about historical and religious history, and provided succinct responses to our many questions. Her tour covered several religious shrines; one of the edge of Kyoto and the others in Nara proper. A group of six was moved on public transit through large crowds and walked quite a bit and learned a great deal about the importance of Nara. All felt Chizuko provided an informative tour and was a person with whom we enjoyed spending our day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, Thank you for your warm comments and five stars. We could proceed the tour smoothly with your cooperation, and as you are New yorkers! I enjoyed myself with your group in this tour. I hope we will meet again. Many thanks, Chizuko

Elisha Dematteis

Australia
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 6/18

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Chizuko was knowledgeable, friendly and very relaxed. Thank you for a lovely day out Chizuko. We will highly recommend your services to any friends visting your lovely city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elisha, Thank you so much for posting such nice comments and five stars to my tour. I enjoyed myself with your group as well. I hope I will offer another tour to you and your friends again. Best regards, Chizuko

Jesse Hobbs

United States
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 5/18

Chizuko was an excellent tour guide. She grew up in Kyoto so she knew the area very well. She helped us learn how to get around the city, and was a wealth of information about everywhere we stopped. Within the tourist spots she provided a great history of the Shogun reign. I highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jesse, Thank you for your feedback and five stars to my tour. I was delighted to offer a tour to you. I hope we will meet again! Many thanks, Chizuko

John Edelston

United States
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Tour: #53661, Nara Full day Private Tour from Kyoto, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 4/18

My wife and I spent the whole day in Nara with Chizuko. She was informative and very personable. Well worth the cost.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, Thank you for your posting feedback and the highest rate to my tour. I really appreciated it. I hope and I am sure you are enjoying your stay in Japan! Best regards, Chizuko

Baher Foad

United States
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 2/18

Scizuko was excellent guide, professional, polite, caring and knowledgeable. She answered our questions and showed us beautiful Shinto and Buddhist temples. She did not hurry us as we took our time taking pictures and enjoying the scenery. She took photos of us both. We ended in Gion where my wife wore a kimono and pictures were taken with cherry blossoms in full bloom. We had lunch at a quiet Resturant with good food I highly recommend Scizuko and will definitely ask for her again when we come back

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Baher, Thank you so much for quick feedback and five stars with warm comments. I am more than happy to share time with you and hear from you again. I am looking forward to meeting with you again this autumn. Many thanks, Chizuko

Kelly Cooper-Slayton

United States
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 23/18

Chizuko was an amazing guide. In just one day we went all over Kyoto, hitting all the highlights. She really knew the bus lines so everything was efficient and we made the most use of our limited time. Chizuko could answer even the most obscure historical questions and was a delight to be with. Lunch was delicious and affordable. We even saw a Maiko (apprentice Geisha) in Gion which is a rare sighting. We would highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kelly, Thank you so much for quick feedback and the highest rating to my tour. I enjoyed myself with you and your lovely daughter, as you looked so interested in everything I shared with, such as our history, culture and daily life. I hope you will enjoy the rest of stay in Japan! Many thanks, Chizuko

Romeo Okwara

United States
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 22/18

Chizuko is very knowledgeable of the monuments and history of Japan and Kyoto especially. Very kind and helpful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Romeo, Thank you so much for quick feedback and five stars to me. I enjoyed myself with your group, as you are all so nice. I hope you enjoyed Hakone Onsen (hot spring resort). Have a nice stay ahead! Many thanks, Chizuko

John Lieberman

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 20/18

Excellent communication skills, and ability to organize an exceptional day in Kyoto. Great tour guide with excellent knowledge as well as concern for client's needs.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, Thank you so much for your quick feedback and the highest rating to my tour. I really appreciate it. I am more than happy to hear from you! I would like to meet with you again. Many thanks, Chizuko

Leslie Trippe

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 19/18

Greeted us warmly with a big, energetic smile from the beginning! Just an overall wonderfully pleasant and fun day full of fun, laughter and learning! Chizuko made our half day tour so memorable, we will be talking about it for many years to come! Highly recommend her, and hope we can enjoy her services again in the near future!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leslie, Thank you so much for posting nice comments and five stars to my tour! I am more than happy to hear from you. I enjoyed myself with your family in this tour. I love to meet with you agan in the near future! Many thanks, Chizuko

Wilfred Gervais

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 6/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Wilfred, Thank you for giving high rating to my tour. I hope you have nice stay in Kyoto ahead and we will meet again. Best regards, Chizuko

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.

Christine Nieman

United States
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Tour: Day Trip to Nara Tour (from Kyoto), Kyoto, Japan
Date: Mar 1/18

Chizuko is an excellent guide. She has an amazing knowledge of Kyoto history and customs. She is a Kyoto native and you can tell that she loves this city. We (family of 2 adults and 2 kids-age 5 and 7) went on a comprehensive tour of Fushimi Inari Shrine and Nara. Chizuko navigated us through bus, taxi, and trains.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christine, Thank you for your posting feedback and five stars to my tour. I am more than happy to hear from you again with such nice comments. I enjoyed myself with your family. I hope we will meet again soon! Many thanks, Chizuko

Kathy Smith

United States
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Tour: #53661, Nara Full day Private Tour from Kyoto, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 23/18

Chizuko was an excellent guide and very helpful not only on the tour but also for helping us with a lost item she was able to track down for us. Chizuko's English is very good and we highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathy, Thank you for posting comments and five stars to my tour. I am happy to hear you received the Wi-Fi router as well. I hope we will meet with you again in the near future. Many thanks, Chizuko

Toni Romaior

Australia
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 9/18

This was a great tour and so flexible as well, the guide was very knowledgeable and caring. We visited the places we wanted to and Chizuko made the commute very easy for us. Would recommend this method of touring, our guide even taught me a little Japanese such a great extra.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Toni, Thank you for your kind message and rating to my tour! I am more than happy to hear from you again with such nice comments. I enjoyed myself with you and your husband. I hope we will meet again! Many thanks, Chizuko

Samantha Best-Lawson

Australia
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 31/18

Three of our party were new to Kyoto and one had been before- Chizuko gave us all a wonderful day and many of the things she taught us as we explored made not only the time in Kyoto better but the rest of our time in Japan- it allowed us to get so much more out of all the shrines and historical places we visited- very grateful and would totally recommend.

Marc-Alexandre Chaine

Canada
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 22/18

Very nice tour, very knowledgeable guide, we had so much fun ! Discovering Tokyo

Philip Walsh

New Zealand
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Tour: #17420, Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 18/18

Great way to see some highlights along with valuable insights into Kyoto and it's culture. Chizuoka was knowledgable and friendly and we had a great lunch stop after visiting the Inari Shrine and Arashiyama. We then moved on to the Imperil Palace and finished with a stroll around the famous and also less well known streets of Gion. Highly recommend you organise a day tour with Chizuko.