We had a great time with Koichi. One of the best tour guides I had. We really recommend him to anyone visiting Kyoto. We visited: -Fushimi Inari taisha shrine and hidden bamboo -Miyagawacho Geisha town -Kenninji temple -Kyoto imperial palace and its garden -Lunch at local soba buckwheat noodle restaurant -Kinkakuji Golden pavilion -Higashi Honganji temple Wonderful experience. Thank you very much Koichi.
Alexander AllioneUnited States
Koichi was a fantastic guide! He is local to the area and knew vast amounts about all of the tour sites. He accommodated my desire to see as many places as possible in one day. Greatly appreciated! He came prepared with a book of photographs and other materials he made to add color to the places we visited. He communicated well via email and is an excellent English speaker. Thank you so much Koichi for going above and beyond as a guide. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to tour Kyoto!
Dana YoshimuraUnited States
Koichi San is an excellent guide that I would highly recommend for your trip to Kyoto. Our time was limited, so he tailored the sites and schedule to fit the morning. He arrived early to meet us at our hotel and took us to selected locations based upon our request. He was very professional, knowledgeable and engaging. Aloha and thank you!!
Karen CangialosiUnited States
Jon JosephUnited States
Koichi was just great. His knowledge of the many temples and shrines, customs and anecdotes were what you would hope for in a guide. Occasionally during the tour Koichi would pull out a folder of graphs or pictures explaining his points. For lunch, he took us to a pot sticker and ramen shop he has been going to since a high schooler. Not another foreigner in sight. Highly recommended.
Maria TimoteoUnited States
Our tour of Kyoto with Koichi will definitely be a very memorable and happy one! Koichi was very responsive in all communications before the tour to ensure we have a clear understanding of the itinerary. During the tour, he was very nice and provided a lot of great information. He is very knowledgeable and knew how to avoid big crowds which was a big help to maximize the time and experience. There was is so much more to say but not enough space to write it. Overall, a wonderful guide and we are grateful!
Koichi is a wonderful tour guide. He prepared an interesting itinerary for us and shared it with us in advance to ensure it covered everything we wanted. Koichi is very knowledgable about Kyoto's sites and culture. He shared his personal experiences of living in Kyoto which made the tour even more interesting. Koichi also is prepared with photos of different sites and events/festivals, which add more details about what we are seeing. I highly recommend Koichi as a tour guide.
Maria JiantoUnited States
Prior to the tour, Koichi is well informed guide and helpful from the planning stage of our trip to the end of our visit. During the planning stage he was diligent in answering all our questions, and during our visit made efficient usage our time. He was knowledgeable about the sites we saw and pleasant companion through out.
Amy TrinidadUnited States
Koichi really made our short time in Kyoto worth it. He picked us up early at our hotel and we were able to see everything on our agenda. It was so nice not to worry about transportation and locations, and we were able to maximize our time. Koichi is very knowledgeable about the history of Kyoto and we enjoyed looking at his pictures and listening to his information. He is a professional photographer and took beautiful pictures of our family.
Koichi has been great: very helpful, very professional, very polite, very knowledgeable and has adapted the day schedule to our wishes. He showed us the less touristic „hidden" beauties of Kyoto, made many great pictures of us and explained the stories behind the scenes. He brought us to a cute local traditional restaurant, which we would have never found, if he hadn't led us there. We had a great day in Kyoto with Koichi's support - many thanks for that Koichi, your tour guidance is highly recommendable
Koichi was a very dedicated and well structured guide. We saw a lot in one day thanks to his good planning skills. His suggestion to start at 7.30 am was spot on - we missed many of the horrendous crowds of tourists. He took me at a fab ramen restaurant and took some amazing and very professional photos which will be very cherished. Many thanks Koichi!
Cristina GarrigaUnited States
His attention to details it's impecable, his knowledge & pictures are wonderful
Ruth HammerUnited States
Koichi was a wonderful guide. We enjoyed our half day together. He explained in detail about the places we visited and took marvelous pictures of us. He took us to some interesting places that we could not have otherwise experienced. His English was very good. Thank you so much for the wonderful time in Kyoto.
Wen R ChenUnited States
Koichi was an excellent tour guide. He tailored two days to our interests. Also, an unexpected boon was that he brought us to excellent restaurants that don't advertise in English but are known to locals. As a result we were often the only foreigners at some of these restaurants. I had the best dipping soba of my life in one of these. Koichi also explored options for each of our whims. Koichi has my family's endorsement. Thank you Koichi!
Timothy TsangUnited States
Koichi was excellent. Not only did he show us the best parts of Kyoto, he also took many good photos for us. Very enjoyable day.
Kirsten BromilowUnited Kingdom
Koichi was a great guide. He had a very good level of English and was knowledgeable around all the major sites. He even took us to a fabulous local Ramen restaurant. Would recommend Koichi.
Koichi is a knowledgeable, well prepared and enthusiastic guide who showed us many of the best places that Kyoto has to offer. Over the course of our day, we saw the Fushimi Inari shrine and its hidden bamboo, Miyagawacho Geisha town, the Kenninji Zen temple and the Kinkakuji temple. He also showed us a wonderful restaurant for lunch. I give Koichi the highest recommendation to anyone seeking assistance in experiencing the sights of Kyoto.
Carl SmigielskiHonolulu, HI, United States
We spent two days with Koichi, ensuring we would visit all of the major sites during our visit to Kyoto. I truly felt this was the best experience and Koichi was very accommodating to our requests. We saw 11 sites in our two days together and I felt we spent adequate time at each location. It was a combination of taxi, train and walking. We averaged 12,000 steps each day so it was not overly intensive. Koichi is a great photographer and will use his camera to take amazing photos. We received over 30!
Donnie MatturroUnited States
Koichi was a wonderful and knowledgeable tour guide. I highly recommend his tour.
Mark OsbourneUnited States
Koichi provided a great tour experience, taking us to the best sites in Kyoto and even customizing the tour when my wife expressed interest in Japanese gardens. He knows how to get the best photos (making it look like we were the only people at the sites) and the lunch stop at a traditional soba restaurant was an excellent introduction to a new style of food for us. We would highly recommend Koichi for a Kyoto tour.
Jose De la CampaMexico
Excelent guide, pictures, place to eat, nice guide! Everything was perfect and he has the best attitude and openness to whatever plans you ask him for! We loved and enjoyed it so much!
Brent WaltersUnited States
Koichi-san was fantastic! He showed us many amazing sites, navigating through the subway, trains, buses and taxis and then took us to an amazing place for lunch. A nice addition was that he had a few PowerPoint slides and photos printed out to provide a visual for the story he was telling. We could not have been happier. Highly recommend Koichi-san!!
Patrick RyanUnited States
Koichi gave us an excellent introduction to Kyoto. He provided us with so much information - including helpful visual aids to explain Japan's history and religion - and was able to answer all of our questions. Our tour was efficiently run, entertaining, and educational. In short, all we could ask for. And the Izakaya at the end was amazing. As a bonus, Koichi took professional photos of us. We couldn't ask for anything more! Book Koichi T. for your tour.
Joy MagainHOVE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, Australia
We thank Koichi for a very memorable tour. We were impressed with his knowledge, eye for detail and level of research. Koichi clearly loves his country and his culture and we were so pleased that he was able share this with us. Our visits to the beautiful Buddhist Temple, Shinto Shrine, Hidden Bamboo Forest and the Gion area were all fantastic. Koichi was a kind, thoughtful and very friendly guide. We enjoyed learning about Kyoto and thoroughly recommend Koichi as a tour guide.
Richard ChinUnited States
Very passionate and knowledgeable. Probably once of the best tour guides we've ever had. Also a great photographer. We would definitely use him again if we ever came back to Kyoto.
Nora DelgadoUnited States
Koichi was a fantastic tour guide. He would reply immediately to my many questions via email and he tailored a perfect itinerary for my family. He was well prepared and he was very patient with our daughters. He chose a terrific place for lunch. Best tempura we have ever had. The Maiko Theater was the highlight of our day. We got to meet a real Maiko, asked her questions and watched her beautiful dances. On top of everything, Koichi is a professional photographer. He took amazing pictures for us!
Brett BattlesUnited States
Koichi was an excellent guide who took us to several amazing spots, including an out of the way, tempura restaurant for lunch that was fantastic, and we would have never found on our own. We were very happy with our tour, and would recommend Koichi to others!
Larry StreckerUnited States
We had a terrific day in Kyoto with Koichi. He was very personable and focused on helping us see, enjoy, and learn more about Kyoto. He answered our many questions and took some wonderful family photos as well. We all enjoyed our day with him and highly recommend him.
Tuvimos una excelente experiencia en nuestro recorrido por Kyoto, Koichi es una persona muy amable con un programa ameno y muy bien organizado, cumplió y supero nuestras expectativas pues además nos ayudo con sus fotografías haciendo nuestro recorrido más agradable.