Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Kyoto-Japan by Tour Guide Tohru S.

Tohru S.
  Kyoto-Japan
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Neal Huneycutt

United States
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Tour: #642955, One Day Tour for Early Bird, or Morning Person in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 29/19

We had a great day out with Tohru while in Kyoto. Planned a nice itinerary for us and he was very fun to talk to.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Neal-san, Thank you very much for joining my tour! I'm glad that you have enjoyed one-day tour too much. You were so friendly, open-minded and kind-hearted that I could spend a wonderful time on guiding you around Kyoto. Since you are one of the most delightful guests, I would like to guide you another places in Kyoto again. Thank you so much! Best regards

Mel Lifshitz

United States
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Tour: #648498, Half Day Private Tour - Arashiyama in Kyoto Highlights!, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 27/19

English was terrible. Couldn't understand anything he said. The little we could understand was boring.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for taking part in my tour. I'm sorry that you were not satisfied with my tour. However, I suppose that it's due to not my English but bad weather. Furthermore, it was a pity that Nijo Castle was partly closed during the end of the year. I hope that you will visit Kyoto again, so I would be pleased to guide you around. Kind regards,

Daniela Rey de Castro

Peru
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Tour: #642955, One Day Tour for Early Bird, or Morning Person in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 1/19

We had a great day with Tohru today. He is very kind, respectful and friendly so it was great to pass the whole day with him. He took us to all the places we had planned and gave us all the information needed for each site. He is also a great photographer so we have really nice pictures all around Kyoto which is a plus to his tour! I really recommend him and would definitely tour with him again if I come back to Kyoto someday.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Daniela-san, Thank you very much for joining my tour! I'm glad that you have enjoyed one-day tour too much. You are so friendly, open-minded and kind-hearted that I could spend a wonderful day guiding you around Kyoto. Since you are one of the most delightful guests, I would like to have more precious time in Kyoto again. Thank you so much! Best regards,

Linda Marie

United States
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Tour: #648498, Half Day Private Tour - Arashiyama in Kyoto Highlights!, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 26/19

Tohru was an excellent guide and provided a great tour of Kyoto. He helped us set up a tour that suited our needs. He is very knowledgeable about the sites we visited, friendly and well organized. We very much enjoyed having him as our guide. I recommend him as your guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Linda-san, Thank you very much for joining my tour! I'm glad that you have enjoyed one-day tour too much. You are so friendly, open-minded and kind-hearted that I could enjoy a wonderful day with you. Since you are one of the most delightful guests, I would like to spend more precious time in Kyoto again. Thank you so much! Best regards,

Jon Tamplin

United Kingdom
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Tour: #642955, One Day Tour for Early Bird, or Morning Person in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 17/19

My wife and I took the one day early bird tour with Tohru. He is very knowledgeable and patient and we covered a lot of ground without ever feeling rushed. His English is very good and we found him to be a pleasure to talk to. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jon-san, Thank you very much for joining my tour! I'm glad that you have enjoyed one-day tour too much. You are so friendly, open-minded and kind-hearted that I could spend a wonderful day guiding you around Kyoto. Since you are one of the most delightful guests, I would like to have more precious time in Kyoto again. Thank you so much! Kind regards,

Sai Mudiam

United States
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Tour: #642955, One Day Tour for Early Bird, or Morning Person in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 15/19

A sweet and accommodating guide. We would recommend him strongly for a tour.

Julia Woodman

United Kingdom
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Tour: #642955, One Day Tour for Early Bird, or Morning Person in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 12/19

Mr Tohru-San was an absolute delight. He was attentive and showed us around the sights of Kyoto with great knowledge and aplomb. He listened to our ideas and we accomplished everything and more. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Julia-san, Thank you very much for joining my tour! I'm glad that you have enjoyed one-day tour too much. You are so friendly, open-minded and kind-hearted that I could have a wonderful day guiding you around Kyoto. Since you are one of the most adorable guests, I would like to share more precious time in Kyoto again. Thank you so much! Best regards,

Shirley Munoz

United States
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Tour: #642955, One Day Tour for Early Bird, or Morning Person in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 11/19

We had a great time with Tohru-san and enjoyed our tour very much. We had the Early-Bird tour from 8AM to 4PM and saw so many beautiful places! We enjoyed Tohru-san's explanations, and really appreciated his patience. It was our first time in Japan, so we wanted to take lots of pictures of beautiful Kyoto! Tohru-san is very knowledgeable and polite, and the communication with him was very smooth at all times. I totally recommend him! Thank you so much for everything, Tohru-san!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shirley-san, Thank you very much for joining my tour! I'm glad that you have enjoyed one-day tour too much. You are so friendly, open-minded and kind-hearted that I could have a wonderful day guiding you around Kyoto. Since you are one of the most delightful guests, I would like to share more precious time in Kyoto again. Thank you so much! Best regards,

Lisa Tu

United States
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Tour: #642955, One Day Tour for Early Bird, or Morning Person in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 7/19

Tohru is an amazing guide! He's super flexible and customized our itinerary beforehand and even checked in with us a few times via email prior to the tour to confirm/edit as needed. He paced our tour throughout Kyoto perfectly so that we had enough time to see everything we wanted. Starting early also ensured we avoided the crowds and got to enjoy the places we were visiting. We had great conversations and so much fun learning about Kyoto. Arigato Tohru-san for your hospitality! Can't wait to come back!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa-san, Thank you very much for joining my tour! I'm glad that you have enjoyed one-day tour too much. You are so friendly, open-minded and kind-hearted that I could spent a wonderful day guiding you around Kyoto. Since you are one of the most adorable guests, I would like to share more precious time in Kyoto again. Thank you so much! Best regards,

Ken Malone

United Kingdom
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Tour: #648512, Half Day Private Tour - SouthEastern Kyoto Highlights!, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 31/19

Super half day tour with a great softly spoken knowledgeable gentlemen. A perfect guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ken-san, Thank you very much for joining my tour! I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. You are so friendly, open-minded and kind-hearted that I could spent a wonderful day showing you around Kyoto. I am always welcome to be your private guide in Kyoto again. Thank you so much! Best regards,

Andrew Clemens

United States
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Tour: #648512, Half Day Private Tour - SouthEastern Kyoto Highlights!, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 4/19

Tohru did a great job. He's extremely patient and polite. We did Golden Pavilion, Bamboo Forest, and Torii Gates. I would recommend skipping the bamboo forest if you are short on time. Golden Pavilion and Torii Gates are fabulous. Great job Tohru.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrew-san, Thank you very much for joining my tour! I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. You are so friendly, open-minded and kind-hearted that I could spent a wonderful day showing you around Kyoto. I am always welcome to be your private guide in Kyoto again. Thank you so much! Best regards,

Kim Vidal

Philippines
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Tour: #642955, One Day Tour for Early Bird, or Morning Person in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 17/19

Tohru is an exceptional guide who allowed us to see the highlights of Kyoto in just one day. He accommodated our requests for additional sites in our itinerary and made sure that we knew where we were going and some background on the attractions. Through his guidance, we were able to see all of the top places in our list & more. Tohru's English is advanced and he easily answered our questions about the sites Japanese culture. If you're looking for a knowledgeable and flexible guide, I highly recommend him

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for joining my tour! I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. Your family is so friendly, open-minded and kind-hearted that I could spent a wonderful day showing you around Kyoto. I am always welcome to be your private guide in Kyoto again. Thank you so much!

Ricardo Osiroff

Ganei Tikva, Israel
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Tour: #642955, One Day Tour for Early Bird, or Morning Person in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 29/19

Experienced and knowledgeable guide. Prepared a very interesting itinerary that made the most effective use of our time. Tohru-san also showed flexibility to accommodate our wishes, endless patience with our questions, and always with a very agreeable disposition..

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for joining my tour! You were too powerful and energetic in spite of hot and humid weather. It was very relaxing time together with you. I am always welcome to be your private guide in Kyoto again. Thank you so much!

Ricardo Osiroff

Ganei Tikva, Israel
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Tour: #642955, One Day Tour for Early Bird, or Morning Person in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 28/19

Experienced and knowledgeable guide. Prepared a very interesting itinerary that made the most effective use of our time. Tohru-san also showed flexibility to accommodate our wishes, endless patience with our questions, and always with a very agreeable disposition..

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for joining my tour! Your joke has cheered me up in spite of hot and humid weather. It was very relaxing time together with you. I am always welcome to be your private guide in Kyoto again. Thank you so much!

William Carlson

United States
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Tour: #648512, Half Day Private Tour - SouthEastern Kyoto Highlights!, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 9/19

Tohru met us at the Kyoto train station (we did a day trip from Tokyo) and then guided us around. He was very flexible and kind in accommodating our schedule. At first he showed us the trains and started to take us around. We wanted to see more so we paid for taxis for the rest of the day -- probably cost about US$120 for taxis ($20-30 per trip). The distances are longer than they appear in the map. He says his English is advanced, not fluent which is accurate. He was incredibly respectful and attentive.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: 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.

Michelle Beale

New Zealand
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Tour: #648498, Half Day Private Tour - Arashiyama in Kyoto Highlights!, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 10/19

I selected Tohru-san after extensive googling, I emailed with a few requirements and he suggested an itinerary that would be a good pace and interest for my parents who are in their 70's. Tohru-san was a lovely gentleman who was thoughtful, knowledgeable and my parents had a wonderful experience. I have been escorting them around Japan but am very happy that I decided to have a guide for our trip to Kyoto. Regards Happy Kiwi.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for joining my tour! Your parents are both very energetic. It was very relaxing time together with you. I am always welcome to be your private guide in Kyoto again. Thank you so much!