Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Kyoto-Japan by Tour Guide Shogo K.

Shogo K.
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Karen Cangialosi

United States
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Tour: #582133, Discover Osaka -1-Day Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 29/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karen, Thank you very much for your wonderful Osaka 1-day-tour review, including Osaka Castle, Kuromon Market, Dotombori, and Umeda Sky Building. Your family is so lovely/friendly, with all people loving sports and art, visiting Tezuka Osamu Museum. It was a bit pity that the Osaka castle tower was closed on the day, but I sincerely hope that you all have got nice and long-lasting memories from Japan. Many thanks to you, Karen. Best regards, Shogo

Mark Williams

United Kingdom
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Tour: #581477, Discover Kyoto - 1 Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 16/19

This was an excellent tour. Shogo was the perfect tour guide and struck the right balance between being knowledgeable and not bombarding you with information. A lot of thought had gone into the day and my 2 children particularly enjoyed it. I would recommend Shogo to anybody.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Very glad to hear it was great fun for you, especially your two children. It's amazing that they are very much interested in Japan/things Japanese, quite young though. Please give my best regards to your lovely wife and children full of energy. Again hope you come back to Japan before they get married.:) Thanks for everything to you, Mark. Go England!!! Go Japan! From Shogo.

Prudence Neerhut

Australia
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Tour: #581477, Discover Kyoto - 1 Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 14/19

Great guide. We had a fabulous day with Shogo

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Prudence, I am so grateful to you for your nice review. You and your lovely family were so warm-hearted/cheerful. Also thanks to your kind cooperation, our Discover Kyoto 1-Day Private Tour was very memorable for me, it was a little rainy due to passing of a typhoon, though. I'm sure you came home safe now. So I'm like "You all are "Gone With the Wind!"..... Anyway, time flies. Thanks for everthing, Prue. Best regards, Shogo

Gerardo Lozano

Guatemala
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Tour: #581477, Discover Kyoto - 1 Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 10/19

It was a great day in Kyoto! Even though we are staying in the city, Shogo took us to very unique and special places. Very local places! We were able to see many local escorts. He was very organized and informative, great teacher and a friend. We are enjoying a small bottle of good Sake Shogo bought for us, thanks! Definitely would come again with him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gerardo, Thank you so much for your wonderful review about our Kyoto-1-day tour. It's always my great pleasure to meet so lovely a couple. Indeed, it's amazing that you are very interested in Japanese culture, trying to explore Japan to the fullest, including saying prayer at a temple among others. Also thanks to your cute hand-made good-luck charm at my bedside, I did/will have wonderful dreams.:) Thanks for everything, Gerald. From Shogo

Christopher Collett

Surrey, BC, Canada
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Tour: Discover Kobe Hafl-Day Tour, Kobe, Japan
Date: Oct 7/19

Shogo is an excellent tour guide who we would highly recommend to anyone visiting Kobe. Shogo's english is very good, and the itinerary he planned for our half day tour was excellent. Shogo even went further to provide us with a printed itinerary, which included details on the history of Kobe and Japan, information about Shinto and Buddhism and also details about sake brewing - the visit to the Sake Brewery in Nada was outstanding. Arigato Gozaimasu, Shogo

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christopher, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. It was my great pleasure showing you and your lovely family in and around Kobe, including Kobe's Nada sake brewery. Also very glad to hear you enjoyed ramen plus Gyoza for lunch and Kobe beef for dinner at the very Kobe restaurants. So please keep exploring true Japan to the fullest on your vacations. Thank you very much, Christopher. From Shogo.

Ann Townsend

United States
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Tour: #581477, Discover Kyoto - 1 Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 28/19

Wonderful day out with Shogo, we customized the day when we met. It was our only day in Kyoto and we managed to see four major areas - Nijo Castle, Golden pavilion, bamboo Forest, Gion and Fushimi inara. I would recommend Shogo for your touring!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ann, Thank you so much for your nice review of our Kyoto tour. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed strolling around such major places as Arashiyama and Gion. Indeed it was too warm and humid for this time of the year. But a little comfortable in the late afternoon with a nice breeze blowing over a Kyoto's Kawayuka, riverside extended summer terrace. Please keep enjoying Japan to the fullest. All the best, Shogo

Jaime P.

Israel
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Tour: #581477, Discover Kyoto - 1 Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 24/19

We are very happy that Shogo has been our guide. The walks were excellent and the explanations interesting. It helped us to know many aspects of life in each place, saving transportation problems in an unknown city. We warmly recommend Shogo as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jaime, Thanks for your nice review about our Kyoto tour. It was my great pleasure guiding such a cozy couples around Kyoto. We visited historical places, including Ryoanj Temple or Rock Garden to which we suddenly decided to go on the day based on your request. Hope you enjoyed meditating serenely sitting on the veranda of the zen temple. Thank you very much, Jaime. From Shogo

Fern Nemenyi

United States
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Tour: #581477, Discover Kyoto - 1 Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 17/19

Shogo was a great tour guide and full day companion. Kind, knowledgeable, helpful. He took care of all the transportation and we had a great day. Money well spent. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Fern, Thank you so much for your nice review. I'm glad that you enjoyed our 1-day Kyoto tour, visiting must-see places like Kinkakuji Temple. A little too warm on the day, but quite comfortable strolling through Arashiyama Bamboo Forest with a nice breeze blowing throug the narrow pathway. Also it was super fortunate that we saw maiko on her way to a banquet hall (Ochaya) at Gion, Kyoto's most noted Maiko/Geiko area. Thanks to you, Fern. Give my best regards to your cool Aikido player. From Shogo

Catherine Maller

Australia
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Tour: Kobe and Osaka: The Sibling Cities (17th - Kobe), Kobe, Japan
Date: Jul 17/19

Thank you Shogo for a wonderful experience. You adapted the tours to fit exactly what we wanted to see and were very informative, friendly and simply a pleasure to spend the day with. Any visitor to your local area in Japan would be lucky to have you as their tour guide. Catherine M.

Catherine Maller

Australia
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Tour: Kobe and Osaka: The Sibling Cities (16th - Osaka), Osaka, Japan
Date: Jul 16/19

Thank you Shogo for a wonderful experience. You adapted the tours to fit exactly what we wanted to see and were very informative, friendly and simply a pleasure to spend the day with. Any visitor to your local area in Japan would be lucky to have you as their tour guide. Catherine M.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Catherine, Thank you so much for writing hearty review. I really enjoyed guiding such a lovely & beer-lover couple like you for two days.:) On Day 1 we visited Osaka Castle plus Tenjinbashisuji, the longest shopping arcade in Japan. On Day 2 we enjoyed must-see places in Kobe like Mt. Maya, Ikuta Shrine, and Chinatown. Hope you enjoyed these places to the fullest. Thanks for everything, Catherine & Super Rugby LOCK.:) Best regards, Shogo

Jeff Sobel

United States
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Tour: #581477, Discover Kyoto - 1 Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 25/19

our tour of Kyoto was fantastic. Shogo was an outstanding tour guide who took us to many locations/sites of the city. we had the opportunity to become more aware of, and become efficient users of, the city's public transportation system-bus, subway, and tram. we spent a wonderful day in Kyoto. shogo is a patient, professional, knowledgeable, and all-around nice person to spend a day with in Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeff, Thank you very much for your warm-hearted review of our tour in Kyoto. It's just amazing that your family are so cozy and real pro-Japanese travelers, interested in anything Japanese from culture to social issues. Thanks to your cooperation and beautiful weather, a little too warm for this time of the year though, we were able to visit all the places we planned to see. I sincerely hope our tour was memorable for your lovely family. Thanks for everything, Jeff. From Shogo

Lewis Wesselius

United States
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Tour: #582133, Discover Osaka - Half-Day Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 21/19

Shogo met us at our hotel and took us on a well-planned, informative and thoroughly enjoyable tour of Osaka. He took time to explain the history of each site we visited and taught us a great deal about Japanese culture as well as some of the unique aspects of Osaka. Shogo is knowledgeable and thoughtfully answered all of our questions. We really enjoyed our time with Shogo and would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lewis, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of our Discover Osaka-1 Day Private Tour. I really enjoyed guiding such cozy travelers like you. It was sunny and a little too warm/humid all day long. I was deeply touched by your heart-warming consideration towards your travel partner and me as well. I sincerely hope our tour was really memorable for you. Thanks for everything, Lewis. From Shogo

Margaret Smith

Australia
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Tour: #581513, Discover Kyoto - 1 Day Customized Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 8/19

Shogo, met us at the cruise terminal, in Osaka, and took the 6 of us into Koyoto, he is very knowledgeable, and a very pleasant man, we could not have done it, without him, thoroughly recommend him

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear, Margaret, Thank you very much for your nice review of our Kyoto tour. I was very happy that you were so cheerful a group of 6 ladies and gentlemen, enjoying joking and some times going wild. Just amazing! Thanks to your kind cooperation, we came back to the Osaka cruise port on time. Hope you all will keep enjoying cruising to the fullest. Thanks for everything, Margaret. Best regards, Shogo

Vivian B.

Panama
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Tour: #581513, Discover Kyoto - 1 Day Customized Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 24/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Vivian, again thank you for another nice review. From Shogo

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.

Vivian B.

Panama
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Tour: #582133, Discover Osaka - Half-Day Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: May 23/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Vivian, I am very grateful to you for your writing a nice review. It was a beautiful day, a little bit too warm though at this time of the year. It was good to know that all of you, a group of 6, are so interested in Japanese culture including Osaka's local dishes. I hope you discovered the good points of Japan. Many thanks to Vivian. You were a great tour leader. Best regards, Shogo

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.

Raeann Rose

Canada
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Tour: #582133, Discover Osaka - Half-Day Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: May 19/19

My Hubble and I had a full day tour with Shogo which started with meeting him at the Osaka train station. He was exactly where we agreed to meet and had prepared a folder containing our itinerary, info on temples and shrines; and a summary of Japan history. We visited Osaka castle; Dotombori district; Kuromon market; and Shintennouji Temple. He provided interesting facts and narration along the way. He was very amicable; warm; and professional. We highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Raeann, Thank you very much for your warm-hearted review of our 1-day Osaka tour. I'm very pleased to hear that you and your husband enjoyed visiting core Osaka with a over 14 hundred year long history. We were lucky to be able to watch a Kendo tournament, a traditional Japanese martitial art of swordsmanship for a while. I'm now dreaming that you and your husband are running a marathon in Japan happily.:) Let's stay healthy. Thank you very much, Raeann. Best regards, Shogo

David Bossung

United States
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Tour: #582133, Discover Osaka - Half-Day Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 26/19

Shogo was an excellent guide - speaks very good English and was very familiar with how to navigate the city and enable us to see the sights of Osaka.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, Thank you very much for your nice review of our Osaka tour. Thanks to your hearty cooperation, we were able to visit some of the must-see places in central Osaka almost on time, though there were so many people before/after noon. I'm sorry that it was a little too warm and humid on the day. I really enjoyed guiding you in Osaka. Good luck, David. Shogo

Karen Norris

Switzerland
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Tour: #581513, Discover Kyoto - 1 Day Customized Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 20/19

From the moment I sent Shogo an enquiry, he was responsive, polite and professional. We met at Kyoto train station; he was punctual, smiley and courteous. Due to huge numbers of tourists I decided I wanted to avoid some sights. Shogo was really flexible, helpful with alternative suggestions, and found me some places to experience Kyoto without being elbowed by hundreds of people. I loved the old inn of Sakamoto Ryoma! I cannot recommend Shogo highly enough - such a lovely manner and very easy company.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karen, Thank you very much for your hearty review of our Kyoto tour. I'm very pleased to hear that you enjoyed visiting deep Kyoto such as Fushimi sake brewery and historical Teradaya Inn nearbye. Indeed there were so many tourists in some places on the day. So it was like we were packed like sardines. It's really amazing you are so interested in Japanese culture, history, and even tasty sake, especially super dry sake. So, Karen, another Kampai to our health and happiness!!:) Best regards, Shogo

Ingebjørg Aarhus

Norway
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Tour: #581477, Discover Kyoto - 1 Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 8/19

We had a fantastic day in Kyoto With the most fantstic guide, Shogo. He was good prepared for the day, in the morning he gave us a short printout about Japanes Shrines and temples, as well as Timeline of Japan history. This helped us during the day to understand much more of all the sights and shrines we visited. We also visited the babmoo Wood, the Food market and the old area of Kyoto , the Gion. Great program. He was very nice, very good speaking English, and we went home With great memory of Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ingebjørg, Thank you so much for your great review. I am very glad I could help you explore a bunch of different aspects of Kyoto, including Gion downtown area, where luckily we were able to meet with maiko and geiko on a street. I myself really enjoyed the tour with you and your husband, a wonderful couple. Hopefully you will revisit Japan in the future and show me beautiful Norwegian nature and culture. Again many thanks to you, Ingebjørg. From your friend in Japan, Shogo