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

Akira M.
  Kyoto-Japan
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Andrea Wiegand

Germany
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Tour: #390661, Private Tour - Full Day Highlights of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 11/20

Akira showed us during our 8 houres tour all points of interest to us in Kyoto. We were very happy to have him as our guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrea Wiegand Thank you so much for your nice review. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed Kyoto with me. I also was happy with nice you and nice your hasband in Kyoto. Please come back to Kyoto. Thank you so much. Akira

David Hogben

United States
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Tour: #390667, Private One Day Tour of Nara and Osaka, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 15/20

Akira was our tour guide for one day which included several sites in Nara and Osaka castle. He did a very good job tailoring our experience to show us new things, including a Kamemeshi meal. He patiently answered a lot of our questions regarding the Japanese people and culture. He kindly gave us tips on additional things to do with the rest of our trip, and expertly showed us the underground areas below Osaka station and our hotel, which we didn't even know existed. Would highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David Hogben Thank you so much for your nice review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Nara and Osaka with me. I learned a lot of things from you and I enjoyed with a nice couple like you. Please come back to Japan. Thank you. Akira

Matthew Lepore

United States
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Tour: #390664, Private Walking Tour - Half Day in Nara, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 30/19

Akira is a great guide who knows a lot about the region. He guided us throughout Nara and was flexible and knowledgeable. It was an enjoyable experience that we would recommend to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mattew Thank you so much for your nice review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Nara with me. The rain was expected but it rained only a little bit. It was good. I was happy that I could meet a nice couple like you. Please come back to Japan again. Thank you very much Akira

Raymond Chinn

United States
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Tour: #390664, Private Walking Tour - Half Day in Nara, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 29/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Raymond Chinn Thank you so much for your nice review I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Nara with me, I am also happy that I could meet a nice group like you. Please come back to Japan. Thank you so much. Akira

Gant Wegner

United States
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Tour: #390664, Private Walking Tour - Half Day in Nara, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 7/19

Akira is a polite and knowledgeable guide. He met my mother and me promptly on time at Kintetsu-Nara station for a walk through the Nara Park area. We saw the best sites, including Todai-ji temple and Kasuga-taisha shrine. In his excellent English, Akira answered our questions and provided good information. He also recommended a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto for a zazen meditation session. After the tour ended, my mother and I walked the nature trail to the top of Mt. Wakakusa -- beautiful fall color.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gant Wegner Thank you so much for your nice rating. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Nara with me. And thank you so much for your nice gift. I enjoyefed seeing very beautiull pictures and very nice rice. It was really good. Please come back to Japan. Thank you. Akira

Divina Serrano

Philippines
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Tour: Most Popular Sites in Kobe 9 hours, Osaka, Japan
Date: Nov 12/19

Aki kindly took over when the first guide we contacted couldn't do it. He took us to Fuzasushi, a wholesale fish market on the way to Kobe upon our request so we can have a brunch of sushi, & then to Nada sake museum and the cable car to the herbal garden in Kobe. He was patient enough to accomodate the shopping we did along the way and helped us find a good kobe beef restaurant at the end of the day also to complete our Kobe experience! Thank you for being our guide that day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Divina Seranno Thank you so much for your nice review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Kobe with me. I also enjoyed with you and I am glad that I could find a good restaurant. Thank you so much and please come back to Japan. Akira

Kenneth Breillatt

United States
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Tour: Kyoto Private Walking Tour - Full Day, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Nov 11/19

Our tour guide accommodated us on our tour on such short notice. He was very informative and we truly enjoyed the time he took to show us around to the different places in Kyoto. We greatly appreciate all he did for us. Without his guidance, we couldn't have seen everything that we did on our trip without him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kenneth Breillatt Thank you so much for your nice review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our tour in Kyoto. I also enjoyed with you and your nice family. I hope that you will enjoy Tokyo and please come back to Japan. Thank you so much Akira

Heather Meyer

Barbados
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Tour: #390667, Private One Day Tour of Nara and Osaka, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 20/19

Akira managed to give us a great tour of both Nara and Osaka's main sites and get us back to watch the RWC Quarter Final in time. He came all the way from Osaka to meet us at our hotel in Kyoto which was very helpful in terms of us finding our way and being able to see both cities in a day. A great guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Heather Meyer Thank you so much for your nice review. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed Nara and Osaka with me. I learned a lot of things from you and I also enjoyed with you. Thank you so much. Please come back to Japan. Akira

Mara Dalton

United States
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Tour: Kyoto Private Walking Tour - Full Day, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Oct 10/19

The full day Kyoto tour with Akira was amazing! He was extremely knowledgeable about the area, was able to answer all my questions, and provided recommendations on what to do with my remaining time in the Kyoto area. He also told me of and showed me some local foods to try. I would highly recommend taking a tour with him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mara Thank you so much for your nice rating. Please come back to Japan. Akira

Sheila Mutschel

Australia
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Tour: #390666, Private Osaka Half Day Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 5/19

Akira was very knowledgeable and helped us navigate our way as well as giving helpful tips for our trip to Kyoto the next day. Thank you Akira for a fantastic morning

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sheila Thank you so much for your nice rating. I am glad that you enjoyed Osaka with me. I was very glad that I could meet a nice family like you. I also enjoyed Osaka with you. Please come back to Japan . Akira

Angela Angelovska-Wilson

United States
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Tour: Kyoto Private Walking Tour - Full Day, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Oct 2/19

Aki was wonderful and the tour of Kyoto extremely enjoyable. Aki is very knowledgabe, well organized, kind and very relatable. Aki started our tour with an overview of the possibilities, assured that places we wanted to visit were included & took into account when planning that the forecast was calling for rain. We had wonderful conversations about Japanese history, traditions, and every day life. We were super impressed that Aki was so thoughtful and considerate he helped us & others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Angela Thank you so much for your nice rating. I am glad that you enjoyed Kyoto with me. I also learned many things and enjoyed with you. Please come back to Japan . Thank you so much.

Theresa Pettersen-Chu

United States
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Tour: #390661, Private Tour - Full Day Highlights of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 25/19

We had a wonderful, full day with Akira, our tour guide. We were only in Kyoto for one night, with Akira navigating the way we were able to see and experience the city's highlights. Akira is an experienced guide with much knowledge to share.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Theresa Pettersen-Chu Thank you so much for your nice review. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed Kyoto with me. Please come back to Japan Akira

Maria Asuncion

valencia, CA, United States
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Tour: #390667, Private One Day Tour of Nara and Osaka, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 12/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maria Asuncion Thank you so much for your rating. I hope that you enjoyed Japan. Akira

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.

Margaret (Maggie) OGrady

Australia
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Tour: #390666, Private Osaka Half Day Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 9/19

Thank you Akira for a wonderful informative day, we learnt much from the experiences you shared with us during your tour. Cheers M & J

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maggie Thank you so much for your nice rating. I was so glad that I could be with you in Osaka. I also enjoyed with you. I hope that you had a wonderful cruise and wonderful days in Japan. Please come back to Japan. Akira

Dawn Fenner

Japan
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Tour: #390667, Private One Day Tour of Nara and Osaka, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 2/19

Using trains, tubes and buses we had a great time with Akira touring Nara followed by Osaka Castle and then he took us to Osaka's mad shopping area Dontonbori, despite our tour time running out! Akira was very knowledgable and interesting and kept us engaged and enthusiastic despite the heat! We got so much more out of our trip having Akira to guide us than we would if we had been on our own. Thanks very much Aki! ������

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dawn Fenner Thank you so much for your nice rating. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed Nara and Osaka with me. It was nice meeting you and your nice family. I also enjoyed with you and learned a lot of things from you. Thank you so much Please come back to Japan. Akira

Bojana Pajk

Slovenia
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Tour: #390663, Private Tour - Your choice of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 20/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bojana Pajk Thank you so much for your nice rating. I enjoyed Kyoto with two nice ladies like you, too I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed Kyoto with me. I heard that this time you came to Kyoto in the conference and you did not have much time in Japan, so please come back to Japan . Thank you so much . Akira

John Harris

United States
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Tour: #390663, Private Tour - Your choice of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 30/19

Akira is EXTREMELY knowledgeable and his English is excellent! He met us at Kyoto Station at 9:15 and gave us 8.5 hours of non-stop action - un-packing Kyoto and all of its must-see historical attractions and then some. He's high energy, tireless, aims to please and mixes well with all ages. I would book with Akira for other guided tours in other parts of the country and highly recommend his services to anyone looking for a first-rate experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John Harris Thank you so much for your nice rating . I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Kyoto with me. I thank you that I could guide you and your nice family. Please come back to Japan again. Thank you very much. Akira

Veronika Mirzayan

United States
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Tour: #390667, Private One Day Tour of Nara and Osaka, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 14/19

Akira is such a nice person and a very good guide- knowledgable, patient, and extremely passionate about his country. On top of the planned itinerary, he lead us through some really cool places that only a local person would know and that was exactly what we were looking for. Our big group of 11 people is very grateful and fortunate to have Akira as our guide in Nara and Osaka. Thank you very much Akira!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Veronika Thank you so much for your nice rating. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Nara and Osaka with me. I also enjoyed with you because you were a nice group. Please come back to Japan again Thank you so much . Akira Akira

Pamela Sprafkin

United States
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Tour: #395748, Private tour One day tour In Kyoto and Nara, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 11/19

Thank you for a wonderful tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your nice rating I hope that you enjoyed Nara and Kyoto. I was glad that I met nice family. Thank you so much. Akira

Malcolm Moore

United States
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Tour: Full Day Private Tour -Kyoto Highlights!-, Kyoto, Japan
Date: May 30/19

We had a great day in Kyoto with Aki. He is very knowledgeable about the sights and history of Kyoto and helped us plan a really good day of sightseeing. Aki knew some great places to go and how to best see many sights that were very crowded in ways that made the crowds less of a concern. We also appreciated his resourcefulness in getting around Kyoto by cab and by bus. We highly recommend Aki as a guide in Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Malcolm Thank you so much for your nice rating. I am glad that you seem to have enjoyed Kyoto with me. I am glad that I could have a nice coulple like you. I hope that you will come back to Japan. Thank you so much Akira

Tamara Helfer

United States
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Tour: #390663, Private Tour - Your choice of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 29/19

He was friendly, engaging and knowledgeable about the area.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tamara Thank you so much for your rating. I hope that you enjoyed Kyoto with me Please come back to Kyoto again. Akira

Sarah Compton

United States
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Tour: #390667, Private One Day Tour of Nara and Osaka, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: May 19/19

Akira was a wonderful, personable, and knowledgeable guide and companion for the tour. He has an extensive understanding and insight regarding the locations we visited, was extremely receptive to questions, and proved able to converse engagingly with older and younger adults alike. Flawless navigation of public transport and busy city streets. A wholehearted recommendation from our entire family.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sarah Thank you so much for your nice rating I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Nara and Osaka with me. I enjoyed with you and your nice family. I hope that you will enjoy Kanazawa and please come back to Japan again Thank you so much Akira

Frank Douglas

United States
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Tour: #390663, Private Tour - Your choice of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 16/19

I had a full day tour of Kyoto with Akira. Not only did we go to the main sites I requested to see but we visited additional sites such as Nijo Castle and Gion that were just as enjoyable and informative for me. Akira is extremely familiar with the public transportation and we were able to get around the city with a minimum amount of time and cost, which I never would have figured out on my own. Wonderful day in Kyoto!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Frank Thank you very much for your nice rating. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Kyoto with me. I also leard a lot of things from you and enjoyed Kyoto with you . Please come back to Kyoto again. Thank you so much Akira up

Karina Klevenkova

Russia
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Tour: #395748, Private tour One day tour In Kyoto and Nara, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 7/19

Aki very accurately observes time - He arrived to Hotel 5 minutes before the time of pick up and ended 8 hours private your in 7 hours. He also speaks pretty good English, but somewhy doesn't willing to tell too much. We hardly got some basic explanations above what was written on the information tables near Temples and other attractions. Not what you normally get from a private tour in Europe, Latin America or even Russia and Georgia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karina Thank you so much for your rating and I am sorry that you did not feel satisfied with my guiding. Akira

Paul McKenna

Australia
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Tour: #390667, Private One Day Tour of Nara and Osaka, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: May 1/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paul Thank you so much for your nice rating. I hope that you enjoyed Nara and Osaka with me. I got a lot of things from you and I enjoyed with you very much. Thank you very much for choosing me Akira

Betty Reed

United States
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Tour: #390663, Private Tour - Your choice of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 20/19

Akira is an excellent guide who really knows the area and history. Most importantly he knows how to use buses, trains and subways to get to the destination efficiently. He listened to what we wanted and he delivered a fabulous day in Kyoto!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Betty Thank you so much for your nice compliment. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Kyoto with me. I also enjoyed the tour with you. Please come back to Japan again since there a lot of places to see in Kyoto . Thank you so much Akira

Miranda Au

Hong Kong
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Tour: #390667, Private One Day Tour of Nara and Osaka, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 19/19

Akira was very knowledgeable about all the sites we visited and patiently explained the history and culture in details during our visit to Nara, we learned a lot from him within a day. Thanks also for being flexible and accommodate our request to go to shop we really wanted to visit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Miranda Au Thank you so much for your nice rating. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Nara with me. I also learned a lot from you. It was nice to meet you and nice your family. Please tell your daughter to keep studying Japanese and come back to Japan again. Akira

Rob Wright

Australia
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Tour: #390663, Private Tour - Your choice of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 18/19

Aki was knowledgeable in the history of Kyoto. He used our early start well by taking us to popular areas before the large crowds arrived. We enjoyed a traditional Japanese lunch together and even managed to squeeze in an extra site as time permitted. Appreciated the flexibility of the tour, thanks Aki. Rob & Ang, Australia

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rob &Ang. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Kyoto with me and Japanese lunch It was nice to see you and your family . Please come back to Japan again Akira

Peter Young

United States
Rating

Tour: #390666, Private Osaka Half Day Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 16/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter Thank you so much for your nice rating. It was nice to see you and your family. Please come back to Japan again . Akira

Thomas Sullins

Seattle, WA, United States
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Tour: #390667, Private One Day Tour of Nara and Osaka, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 14/19

Akiri was a great guide epecially for the perfect walking tour.Japan first timewas sort of intimidating but our guide made negotiating trains, subways, and buses easy. Highly recommend this nice gentleman!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Thomas Thank you so much for your nice compliment. I am so glad that you enjoyed the tour with me. I was glad to see nice coules like you. Please come back to Japan again. Akira