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.

Kerri Lum

United States
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Tour: #429468, Personalized Half-day Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 20/19

Katsuko was a wonderful guide! We saw everything we came to see and she was a wealth of information on the history of the places we visited. We could not have seen so much or learned so much without her tour. She made our visit to Kyoto a great experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kerri, Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. It was really lovely meeting you and I hope to see you again sometime in the future. Please take care and warmest regards. Katsuko O.

Noemi Misajon

Canada
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Tour: #477098, Personalized Six-hour Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 20/19

Katsuko was amazing. Very knowledgeable about the history of the places we visited. She was easy and fun to talk to, very informative, accomodating and just a wonderful person to be with. She even assisted us in getting bus tickets to the airport. I highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Noemi, Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. It was such a pleasure to spend a day with you and your family. I wish you all the best, and hope to see you again soon sometime in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko

Haroon Siddiqe

United Kingdom
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Tour: #429469, Personalized Full-day Kyoto tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 5/19

Katsuko is the perfect guide. Prompt with her email replies and gave us suggestions for our tour as well as letting us tailor the day to the sights we wanted to enjoy. She met us at out hotel and we used public transport and taxis to travel between the sights which was interesting in itself.Had a lovely lunch in a small restaurant in Gion and it catered for a vegetarian meal. We ended the day walking through Nishiki Market and she helped us with some shopping. The perfect hospitable guide, look no further

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

Timothy Curtin

United States
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Tour: #429468, Personalized Half-day Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 30/18

We enjoyed Katsuko's company and she helped us to enjoy Kyoto's rich culture. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Timothy, Thank you very much for taking your time to write a kind review. It was so nice meeting you and your wonderful family. I hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes, Katsuko O.

Timothy Curtin

United States
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Tour: #429469, Personalized Full-day Kyoto tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 29/18

Becky Allman

United States
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Tour: #429469, Personalized Full-day Kyoto tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 4/18

Katsuko was wonderful. She was so informative and molded the itinerary to all the sights we wanted to see. We had the best day exploring Kyoto with Katsuko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Becky, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was really lovely meeting you and I enjoyed the day with you a lot. I'm glad that we were blessed with the weather. I hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes, Katsuko O.

Shoshi Rubinstein

Israel
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Tour: #429468, Personalized Half-day Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 2/18

Very nice and polite guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shoshi, Thank you very much for taking your time to write a kind review. It was nice meeting you and I hope to see you again sometime in the future. I wish you prosperity in your business. Best Regards, Katsuko O.

Ellen W.

United States
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Tour: #429468, Personalized Half-day Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 26/18

The private tour I chose with Katsuko was wonderful. I came to Japan during late November to experience the gorgeous autumn color and depended on her to select the best spots. She didn't disappoint. We visited two temples near one another and the maples were at peak. The colors were breathtaking. Katsuko met us at our hotel and took us via the public subway, which was an adventure, too. She was quite knowledgeable about the temples, patient with our endless photos, and her English was superb. Thanks

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ellen, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was really nice meeting you and I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. We were so lucky to see autumn color at its peak. I hope to see you again sometime in the future, probably during cherry blossom season next time. Best wishes, Katsuko O.

Hoe Soon Tan

Singapore
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Tour: #429469, Personalized Full-day Kyoto tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 20/18

Katsuko gave very clear directions of the meeting point. She customised the tour based on our interests. Overall, a great tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hoe, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was really nice meeting you and I enjoyed the day and the conversation with you a lot. Thank you for coming to Japan many times and I sincerely hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes, Katsuko O.

Pearce Mathews

United States
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Tour: #429469, Personalized Full-day Kyoto tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 18/18

Katsuko was very knowledgable on the history and the layout of Kyoto. We were able to customize the tour to see everything that we wanted, including some scenic walks in between the major sites. Highly recommend this tour. Thanks Katsuko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pearce, Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. Also thank you for walking a lot during the tour to see everything in one day. It was really nice meeting you and I truly hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes, Katsuko O.

Helaine Hindley

Canada
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Tour: #429468, Personalized Half-day Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 14/18

Absolutely a fabulous tour! Katsuko was patient, kind and considerate! Her English is superb! Katsuko is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to ! I would highly recommend her tours!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Helaine, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was really lovely meeting you and I had a great time with you and your family. Also, thank you for walking a lot during the tour. I hope to see you again sometime in the future. Best wishes, Katsuko O.

George Shlahtych

Australia
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Tour: #429483, A Visit to Stunning Kyoto Japanese Gardens (5-hours), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 3/18

Katsuko took us to the Kyoto Imperial Palace, a highlight of our 3 day stay in Kyoto. The gardens were unique, the best we encountered. Katsuko was very knowledgeable and gave us historical facts and stories that were not lectures, but provided in an informative way. We also visited three other unique gardens where Katsuko again had intimate knowledge. Overall a very pleasant and informative experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear George, Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the tour today. It was really nice meeting you all and I truly enjoyed the time and the conversation with you. Please take care, I hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes, Katsuko.

Olivier Andries

Belgium
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Tour: #477098, Personalized Six-hour Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 28/18

Katsuko is such a fantastic guide! We are 2 couples, travellling in Japan and had Katsuko as our guide. We couldn't have been more happy! She gave us lots of details of Japanese culture and showed us very nice sites, shrines and temples. After the tour she even mailed us with some addresses of where to get the gifts we were looking for to take home to the kids. Katsuko, thanks for a wonderful time in Kyoto! Tine, Isabelle, Sven and Olijf from the kingdom of Belgium.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Olivier, 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 I had a great time with you during the tour. Also, it was so nice to see your wonderful friendship. I hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes, Katsuko O.

Ken Hart

Canada
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Tour: #429469, Personalized Full-day Kyoto tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 19/18

Katsuko provided two days of fabulous tours, covering the cultural and historical highlights, while providing the history of Kyoto, as well as Japan. She arranged a tea ceremony and a sake tasting for us, and we visited Japanese restaurants for lunch. We are leaving Kyoto with a richer knowledge of the city and it's people.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm glad to know that you liked the tour. You are such wonderful couples and I really had a great time with you all. I hope to see you again in the near future. Best wishes, Katsuko

Courtney James

Australia
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Tour: #477098, Personalized Six-hour Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 14/18

We had a great time with Katsuko while we were in Kyoto. She was very friendly, knowledgable and was able to answer all of our questions. We loved the fact we did the old streets of Kyoto first and some of the quieter areas before heading to the Bamboo Forest (which was very crowded). She took us to a great place for lunch and we had lovely conversations. I would book again and I would also suggest her to any other travellers thinking of doing a private tour in Kyoto :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Courtney, Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm glad to know that you liked the tour. I also had a great time with you and enjoyed our conversation. I sincerely hope to see you again in the future. Best Wishes, Katsuko

Lucy Cullum

Australia
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Tour: #429469, Personalized Full-day Kyoto tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 4/18

Katsuko was a wonderful guide. She suggested an itinerary for us that was great for the whole family and she provided a lot of interesting history and cultural background for the places we visited and Kyoto in general. She also followed up after the tour with an email giving some further details about some of the options we discussed for our remaining time in Kyoto. We could not have asked for more. Thank you Katsuko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lucy, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was so nice meeting you all. Your children are so sweet and I felt so happy when I saw their greetings in Japanese when we first met in the morning. Please take care, and I hope to see you again sometime in the future. Best wishes, Katsuko O.

Hong Lee

Australia
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Tour: #429468, Personalized Half-day Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 16/18

It was a pleasure to have met Miss Katsuko in my very rushed and short trip to Kyoto. Her knowledge and insight on airport transfer, public transport, locations of hotel (relative to tourist spots) was unbelievable. Her planning of my half day trip was spot on and even prior to that, the email communication between us was prompt. Great experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hong, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was really nice meeting you. I enjoyed the conversation with you about various topics and especially about Buddhism was lots of learning for me. I hope you'll have a safe trip back home and hope to see you again sometime in the future. Best Wishes, Katsuko O.

James Lich

United States
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Tour: #429468, Personalized Half-day Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 14/18

Great day in Kyoto - excellent guide -very knowledgeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James, Thank you very much for your kind review. I hope you are doing well. It was a great pleasure for me to guide you, and I hope to see you again in the future. Best regards, Katsuko O.

James Lich

United States
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Tour: #429468, Personalized Half-day Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 13/18

Very knowledgeable and helpful Excellent guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was so nice meeting you and I really enjoyed the two days with you and your wife. I hope to have the chance to meet you again in the future. Best Wishes, Katsuko O.

Jeffrey Marcus

United States
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Tour: #429469, Personalized Full-day Spiritual tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 27/18

I am giving Katsuko a five star review...she was so lovely and so expert in details on all of our tours...her attention to detail made our time with her feel personal and precious...she was patient and had planned out all of our tours according to our specific needs...I highly recommend Katsuko not only for her expertise but for her humanity as well...

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeffrey, Thank you very much again for your kind review. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. I had a wonderful time with you too and really enjoyed the conversation with you about various topics including films. Please take care, and I sincerely hope to see you again sometime in the future. With best wishes, Katsuko O.

Jeffrey Marcus

United States
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Tour: #429469, Personalized Full-day Kurama tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 26/18

Katsuko not only fulfilled our expectations, she surpassed them. Her knowledge, insight, and courtesy were stellar. She provided what we asked of her, and even rolled with the punches as the heat made us change our plans. She gave me a day I will never forget.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeffrey, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was so nice meeting you and I really enjoyed the two days with you. The appreciation you showed toward a different culture was a great source of motivation for me. I'm glad that we all survived the heat, and I also enjoyed your witty conversation! I hope to see you again sometime in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko O.

Mats Franzen

Sweden
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Tour: #429469, Personalized Full-day Kyoto tour Aug14, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 14/18

We had a great full-day-tour with our guide Katsuko O. We've been to Kyoto a number of times and wanted some new experiences. She had planned the day perfectly (and checked the plan with us before we went) and that included a trip to Uji, a fantastic teppanyaki-steakhouse lunch and some sake-tasting. She knew the places, she gave some great service (sprayed us with insect repellant before a mosquito heavy shrine and so on) and most importantly for us - we enjoyed some really fun conversations.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mats, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was so nice meeting you and I'm pleased to know that you enjoyed the tour. I also really enjoyed the time with you and your wife, visiting the beautiful sites together. I wish you come back to Japan sometime soon. I'll try and find new hidden gems in Kyoto by them! Warmest regards, Katsuko O.

Jacqui Koo

Hong Kong
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Tour: #429468, Personalized Half-day Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 12/18

Punctual and patient, nice and friendly. Thanks for leading us to different places for visit and helping us to communicate with different shop owners. She also introduced much about the history and traditional cultures to us!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jacqui, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was so nice meeting you and I truly enjoyed the time I spent with you. I hope you were not too tired after a long walk wearing Kimono and wooden clogs. Please take care and I hope to see you again sometime in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko O.

Kathryn Willetts

Australia
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Tour: #429468, Personalized 6-hours Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 11/18

Katsuko tailored our tour perfectly to our tastes and personality. Our lunch at a Zen Temple was an additional bonus that just added to a magical day allowing us to immerse ourselves in all that is Kyoto. Arigatō gozaimashita Katsuko

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathryn, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was so lovely meeting you, and I'm pleased to know that you enjoyed the day and the lunch at a Zen temple. Hope to see you again sometime in the future. Kochirakoso, doumo arigatou gozaimashita. Warmest regards, Katsuko O.

Stefanie Tateishi

United States
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Tour: #429468, Personalized Six-hours Kyoto Tour (Jun18), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 18/18

Katsuko was very knowledgeable about Kyoto, and the areas we visited. Our train stopped midway to our meet-up destination because of the Earthquake, yet we remained in contact, and she waited for us to arrive in Kyoto to start our tour. She made a good suggestion for our lunch, where we were able to get to know each other. She was also able to help us find the only train that was running, so that we could return to Osaka. Thank you for a wonderful tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stefanie, Thank you very much for your kind review. Also thank you for the effort you made to come to Kyoto, in spite of the difficulties due to the earthquake. I'll always remember the day with you and your husband. Warmest Regards, Katsuko O. P.S. I found the macadamia nuts very yummy!

Sharon Izerel

South Africa
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Tour: #429469, Personalized Full-day Kyoto tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 5/18

I would like to commend Katsuko in Kyoto Japan I give her 100% 5 stars rating Her english was good Her knowledge was excellent She was available on the phone and was on time and reliable She gave a full 8 hour tour of Kyoto and showed us the best sites and gave us insight into Japanese culture Well Done!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for coming to Kyoto by traveling such a long distance. Also Many for your kind review. It was really nice meeting you and I truly enjoyed the tour with you. Hope to see you again sometime in the future. Warmest Regards, Katsuko O.

Nina Tikhomirova

United States
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Tour: #429468, Personalized Half-day Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 1/18

Very delighted with my half day Kyoto tour with Katsuko. 5 out of 5. Very professional guide, proposed a wonderful itinerary so I enjoyed the tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nina, Thank you very much for your kind review. I also really enjoyed the tour with you. Having a conversation with you about your country, your family, work and so on was really fun. I hope to see you again sometime in the future. Best Regards, Katsuko O.

Andrea Ornstein

United States
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Tour: #429468, Personalized Half-day Kyoto Tour (May16), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 16/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrea, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was really nice meeting you and I am very happy to find you enjoyed the tour. I hope to see you again sometime in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko.