Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Kyoto-Japan by Tour Guide Katsuko O.

Katsuko O.
  Kyoto-Japan
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Andrew Lawless

United States
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Tour: #429469, Personalized Full-day Kyoto tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 19/19

Katsuko san showed me everything I wanted to see and was very knowledgeable and informative about all the sites in Kyoto. She helped me get the most out of my limited in in Higashiyama.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrew, Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the tour in Higashiyama. It was a great pleasure for me to guide you around Kyoto, and I sincerely hope to see you again in the future on your next visit. Warmest regards, Katsuko O.

Grayson Kealalio

United States
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Tour: #429469, Personalized Full-day Kyoto tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 1/19

We had a very fun day in Nara seeing the deer and temples. Katsuko was very kind in helping list and spell out the names of the places we visited. She also took us to a nice teahouse and great sushi restaurant. Exploring traditional Japanese buildings was a noteworthy experience which we really enjoyed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Grayson, Thank you very much for taking your time to write such a kind review. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the day trip to Nara and food there. It was so nice meeting you and your family, and I sincerely hope to have the opportunity to meet you again in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko O.

Grayson Kealalio

United States
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Tour: #429469, Personalized Full-day Kyoto tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 31/19

Katsuko was very friendly, organized, and a wealth of cultural knowledge. She was prompt and met us early each morning (as expected in Japan) and gave us a brief overview of the day before we began. As we proceeded to each stop she gave us background information and stopped at noteworthy viewing areas giving us ample time to take in the sights or take pictures. She took us to nice restaurants for lunch which were delicious and priced well. She was kind and shared thoughts to help us plan for other days.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Grayson, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was truly a pleasure for me to guide such a wonderful families like yourselves. It was certainly a memorable day for me, and I hope to see you again in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko O.

Heather Meyer

Barbados
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Tour: #429469, Personalized Full-day Kyoto tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 19/19

Katsuko tailed the tour for us personally. She told us thats her preference so will pretty much arrange to do what you want to see with her. We accomplished a huge amount of sight seeing the day we spent with her, despite some rain! She is a gentle, thoughtful and insightful guide. Thank you for everything Katsuko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Heather, Thank you very much for your kind review. Also, thank you very much again for traveling such a long distance to visit Japan. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed Kyoto, and it was a really memorable day for me, too. I sincerely hope to see you again in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko.

Matthew Malaghan

New Zealand
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Tour: #429468, Personalized Half-day Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 10/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Matthew, Thank you very much for your kind rating. It was my great pleasure to guide such a wonderful family like yourselves. I sincerely hope to see you again on your next visit to Kyoto. Warmest regards, Katsuko O.

Angela Matthews

United Kingdom
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Tour: #429468, Personalized Half-day Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 27/19

Katsuko was really knowledgeable and helped us a lot in understanding the sites visited. Thanks.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Angela, Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. It was really nice meeting you and was my great pleasure to guide you around Kyoto. I hope to see you again in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko O.

John Decker

United States
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Tour: #429468, Personalized Half-day Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 25/19

Katsuko was terrific. Great English and extremely knowledgeable and kind. We had a wonderful day seeing Koyto with Katsuko. Wonderful day! We would highly recommend her and we are extremely seasoned travelers.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, Thank you very much for taking your time to write your kind review. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. I truly enjoyed the day with you, and I hope to see you again in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko O.

Stephen O'mahony

Australia
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Tour: #429469, Personalized Full-day Kyoto tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 17/19

My wife and I used the services of Katsuko over two and a half days, including a day trip outside of Kyoto city. Her knowledge of the visited sites was quite exceptional, and with her local experience, she was able to schedule our itinerary to avoid the peak period crowds during a long-weekend holiday. We were also impressed with her recommendations and guidance for restaurants and services adjacent to our hotel. With her assistance we were able to concentrate on the full Kyoto experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephen, Thank you very much for taking your time to write such a kind review. I'm so glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. I also truly enjoyed the two and a half days with you, and these became memorable days which I will always remember. I sincerely hope to meet you again in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko O.

Ian Syme

Australia
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Tour: #429468, Personalized Half-day Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 31/19

Had a great time with Katsuko she was very accomodating and we spent a great afternoon visiting the historical sites in the west of Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ian, Thank you very much for taking your time to write a kind review. It was my great pleasure to guide you around Kyoto, and I hope to see you again in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko O.

Sara Khawaja

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #429468, Personalized Half-day Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 9/19

Katsuko San was extremely knowledgeable about Kyoto, Japanese culture, religion and history. She chose a perfect itinerary for us and was so caring, flexible and accommodating during the hot days- ensuring we stopped to eat, drink and rest. She went out of her way to assist with our travel bookings and even gave me my name written in Japanese calligraphy on beautiful Japanese paper. No request was too much for her. Highly recommend Katsuko :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sara, Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the tour, in spite of the hot weather. It was my great pleasure to guide such a wonderful family like yourselves. I hope to see you again in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko O.

Leonard Lamagna

United States
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Tour: #429469, Personalized Full-day Kyoto tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 3/19

Katsuko was our wonderful guide in Kyoto! Her knowledge of the history, layout and transportation systems of this city is remarkable. She not only took us to all of the most important sites, but also took it upon herself to weave in other experiences based on our interests. She exceeded our expectations!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leonard, Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour, although it was the hottest time of the year. It was really nice meeting you and I'll always remember the day spent with you. Please take care, and I hope to see you again in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko O.

Leonard Lamagna

United States
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Tour: #429483, A Visit to Stunning Kyoto Japanese Gardens, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 2/19

Katsuko was our wonderful guide in Kyoto! Her knowledge of the history, layout and transportation systems of this city is remarkable. She not only took us to all of the most important sites, but also took it upon herself to weave in other experiences based on our interests. She exceeded our expectations!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leonard, Thank you very much for taking your time to write a kind review. I truely enjoyed the day with you, especially conversation about historic houses. I sincerely hope to see you again in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko O.

Leonard Lamagna

United States
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Tour: #429469, Personalized Full-day Kyoto tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 1/19

Katsuko was our wonderful guide in Kyoto! Her knowledge of the history, layout and transportation systems of this city is remarkable. She not only took us to all of the most important sites, but also took it upon herself to weave in other experiences based on our interests. She exceeded our expectations!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leonard, Thank you very much for taking your time to write a kind review. It was really a memorable day for me and I sincerely hope to see you again in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko O.

Merissa Fletcher

Australia
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Tour: #429469, Personalized Full-day Kyoto tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 1/19

Katsuko was a fabulous guide for our family. We covered many interesting and beautiful parts of Kyoto and her insider knowledge, insight and explanations were very informative. We didn't feel rushed and there was time to rest (or shop). Overall a great day with a warm and knowledgeable guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Merissa, Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. You are such a wonderful family and it was a great pleasure for me to guide you around Kyoto. I really enjoyed the day with you and hope to see you again in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko O.

Melanie Unger

Germany
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Tour: #477098, Personalized Six-hour Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 7/19

It was a phantastic tour- even the best we'd ever made :-) Katsuko explained everything in detail with the best knowledge and showed us places we would never have found by ourselves as this beautiful Zen garden. We had a really rainy day and were afraid the tour would not work out but she found always the right way and best place to go. Thank you so much !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Melanie, Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. It was my great pleasure to guide you around Kyoto. It was really nice meeting you and I hope to see you again in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko O.

David B.

United States
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Tour: #429469, Personalized Full-day Kyoto tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 6/19

We had an outstanding experience with Katsuko in Kyoto. We saw many of the important sites in a time efficient manner. Her explanations were thoughtful and thorough. Her English was excellent and understandable. Her choice for lunch was just off the beaten path but was totally authentic and allowed us to sample the local cuisine. If we were to return to Kyoto, we would want her to show us the other sites we missed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, Thank you very much for taking your time to write a kind review. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. It was really nice meeting you and also it was such a pleasure to guide you. I hope to see you again in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko O..

David Compton

United States
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Tour: #429469, Personalized Full-day Kyoto tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 1/19

Katsuko was knowledgeable and kind with a good sense of humor. She was well prepared and had a thorough itinerary based on our requests. She modified the plan as needed based on emerging needs (sore foot and inability to navigate too many steps). Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. It was a great pleasure for me to guide you around Kyoto. I hope to see you again in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko O.

Stephen Mattingly

Littleton, CO, United States
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Tour: #429469, Personalized Full-day Kyoto tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 30/19

Katsuko is an excellent guide and has a great personality. I would strongly recommend her.

Stephen Mattingly

Littleton, CO, United States
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Tour: #429469, Personalized Full-day Kyoto tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 29/19

Katsuko is an excellent guide and has a great personality. She ensured our trip was above our expectations and met our every need. I would strongly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephen, Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. It was such a great pleasure for me to show you around Kyoto and Nara, and I really enjoyed the three days with you. I hope to see you again in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko O.

Stephen Mattingly

Littleton, CO, United States
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Tour: #429469, Personalized Full-day Kyoto tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 28/19

Katsuko is an excellent guide and was a delight to be with. I would strongly recommend her.

Henry Bemporad

United States
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Tour: #429469, Personalized Full-day Kyoto tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 25/19

5 stars! Katsuko was wonderful!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Henry, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was really nice meeting you and it was a great pleasure for me to guide you around Kyoto. I sincerely hope to see you again in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko O.

Tyler Martinez

United States
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Tour: #429468, Personalized Half-day Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 18/19

Katsuko was a wonderful guide through Kyoto. She was very knowledgable and we learned a lot on our tour with her. We would absolutely recommend taking a Kyoto tour with Katsuko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tyler, Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. It was a great pleasure to accompany you and your wife around Kyoto. I wish you a wonderful life together and hope to see you again in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko O.

Maria Marinho

United States
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Tour: #429495, Personalized Kyoto Cultural Experience Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 16/19

Katsuko is very friendly and very knowledgeable of everything Kyoto. We had an amazing time in Kyoto due to this wonderful lady.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maria, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was so lovely to meet you and I really enjoyed the time with you. I sincerely hope to see you again in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko O.

Raeann Rose

Canada
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Tour: #429468, Personalized Half-day Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 15/19

My husband and I had a wonderful half day tour with Katsuko where we visited the Nishiki market and sampled many foods, visited the Nijo Castle where Katsuko provided information along the way. We also took a short walk along the Kamu river and visit to the Gion district. It was a great tour with Katsuko providing narrative along the way and optimizing our time in Kyoto. Thanks so much

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Raeann, Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. It was really nice meeting you and was a great pleasure for me to guide you around Kyoto. I hope to see you again in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko O.

Jaruda Nishida

Thailand
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Tour: #429483, A Visit to Stunning Kyoto Japanese Gardens, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 14/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jaruda, Thank you very much for taking your time for the review. I hope you liked the gardens in Kyoto. I'll make effort to improve the tour further. It was really nice meeting you and I hope to see you again in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko O.

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Janet Schnall

United States
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Tour: #477098, Personalized Six-hour Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 16/19

Katsuko is a gem! Her English is terrific and she is extremely knowledgeable - she was able to answer every question we asked. Best of all - she has the ability to cater specifically to our needs and suggested an additional place on the day of our tour to add to our itinerary since she knew we would enjoy the cherry blossoms just in bloom there. What a wonderful representative of Japan - and we would take any tour she would give. A+++++++++. Thanks, Katsuko, for a wonderful day with you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Janet, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was really nice meeting you and I truly enjoyed the day with you. It was so lucky that we were blessed with lovely weather and was perfect timing to enjoy the cherry blossoms in bloom. I'll always remember the beautiful day with you, and hope to see you again in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko O.

Joseph D'Angelo

Canada
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Tour: #429468, Personalized Half-day Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 11/19

Thanks to Katsuko, we had a fantastic tour of Kyoto! She was very knowledgeable, very personable, and went out of her way to give us suggestions/recommendations for other places to see both before and after the tour. I highly recommend Katsuko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joseph, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was so lovely meeting you, and it was such a pleasure for me to guide you and show you around Kyoto. I sincerely hope to see you again in the future. Please take care. Warmest regards, Katsuko O.

Brent Keller

United States
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Tour: #429468, Personalized Half-day Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 11/19

Katsuko was excellent guide. Good English skills and informative. Enjoyed the day. Highly recommended

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brent, Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the day. It was really nice meeting you and your wife, and it was a great pleasure to spend time with such a wonderful couple like yourselves. I hope to see you again in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko O.

Paolo Caiani

Italy
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Tour: #429483, A Visit to Stunning Kyoto Japanese Gardens, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 10/19

Katsuko ha been a wonderful guide for our visit to Kyoto. She is very kind, competent and organized. Katsuko showed us some of he gardens of Kyoto less crowded by tourists and we were able to thoroughly enjoy our visit. Should we have the opportunity to be in Kyoto again we would love to have her as our guide again. Thank you from Paolo & Bruna

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paolo, Thank you very much for taking your time to write a kind review. It was really nice meeting you, and it was such a pleasure for me to guide you and show you beautiful gardens. I sincerely hope to see you again in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko O..

Ann Chipman Howell

United States
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Tour: #429468, Personalized Half-day Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 23/19

Enjoyed garden visit she arranged and rest of tour also.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ann, Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the tour in Kyoto. It was really nice meeting you and I hope to see you again in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko O.