Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Okayama-Japan by Tour Guide Hiroko K.

Hiroko K.
  Okayama-Japan
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Saad Ismail

United States
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Tour: #177986, Eastern Kyoto 1-day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 28/20

This is our second time with Hiroko. We had a great time and highly recommend her. She is a great listener and flexible to our needs. See you again, Hiroko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Saad san, thank you very much for a day in three years! I hope you’ll enjoy the winter festivals where you’ll stay in Eastern Japan. Look forward to meeting you next time! Best, Hiroko

Julian Roberts

United States
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Tour: #42749, from Osaka to Koyasan Full-day Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 22/19

Koyasan is a difficult trip for those that are new to Japan but it is a site of extraordinary beauty and spiritual importance and certainly worth the extra effort. Hiroko not only made the trip effortless, she was able to offer insight into Japanese culture and explained the importance of the various sites in Koyasan. She was also very accommodating and allowed us to make an unplanned visit to the local museum. She is affable and one can clearly see she is an experienced guide. We had a great time.

Rajat Randev

United States
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Tour: #48830, Kyoto private tour for 2 days (East and West areas Kyoto), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 28/19

Hiroko was excellent, well prepared and had a good depth of knowledge. We used Hiroko for four days - Osaka, Nara and Kyoto (2 days). She was very easy to understand and one of the better guides we have used from our many tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rajat. Thank you very much for giving me many stars and comments! I’m very happy to introduce you beautiful places in Osaka, Nara and Kyoto. I hope we’ll meet again in the future. Best regards, Hiroko

Rajat Randev

United States
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Tour: #64227, from Osaka to Nara full-day Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 24/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for many stars! I hope you’ll come back and look other parts of Japan. Best regards, Hiroko

Rajat Randev

United States
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Tour: #104806, Osaka full-day Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 22/19

Professional, warm and very meticulous in preparing for the day. One of the best tour guides I have encountered. Her knowledge along with easy personality made it a joy to work with her. My wife and I had a wonderful experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, thank you very much. I hope you’ll work hard and visit Japan again. I expect this country will become more attractive than you’ve already seen. See you again. Best, Hiroko

David H.

United States
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Tour: #177986, Eastern Kyoto 1-day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 17/19

Hiroko guided us on 4 tours: East, West, & Central Kyoto & Nara. Hiroko is a GOOD guide. She arrived ready & on time. She willingly responded to customization requests. She had advanced English skills & was friendly. Moreover, we enjoyed that she constantly shared details on living in Japan. She often addressed us 1 on 1 instead of as a group whereas it would have been better to huddle us before providing facts about the sight. Additionally, stories, instead of just facts, would have enriched the tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for comments and stars! I guided your group for 4 days in the middle of your schedule in Japan. I hope you’ll enjoy the rest of your stay and make memories! Best, Hiroko

David H.

United States
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Tour: #139731, Western Kyoto 1-day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 16/19

Hiroko guided us on 4 tours: East, West, & Central Kyoto & Nara. Hiroko is a GOOD guide. She arrived ready & on time. She willingly responded to customization requests. She had advanced English skills & was friendly. Moreover, we enjoyed that she constantly shared details on living in Japan. She often addressed us 1 on 1 instead of as a group whereas it would have been better to huddle us before providing facts about the sight. Additionally, stories, instead of just facts, would have enriched the tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for comments and stars! I guided your group for 4 days in the middle of your schedule in Japan. I hope you’ll enjoy the rest of your stay and make memories! Best, Hiroko

David H.

United States
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Tour: #64227, from Osaka to Nara full-day Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 15/19

Hiroko guided us on 4 tours: East, West, & Central Kyoto & Nara. Hiroko is a GOOD guide. She arrived ready & on time. She willingly responded to customization requests. She had advanced English skills & was friendly. Moreover, we enjoyed that she constantly shared details on living in Japan. She often addressed us 1 on 1 instead of as a group whereas it would have been better to huddle us before providing facts about the sight. Additionally, stories, instead of just facts, would have enriched the tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for comments and stars! I guided your group for 4 days in the middle of your schedule in Japan. I hope you’ll enjoy the rest of your stay and make memories! Best, Hiroko

David H.

United States
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Tour: #311211, Central Kyoto 1-day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 13/19

Hiroko guided us on 4 tours: East, West, & Central Kyoto & Nara. Hiroko is a GOOD guide. She arrived ready & on time. She willingly responded to customization requests. She had advanced English skills & was friendly. Moreover, we enjoyed that she constantly shared details on living in Japan. She often addressed us 1 on 1 instead of as a group whereas it would have been better to huddle us before providing facts about the sight. Additionally, stories, instead of just facts, would have enriched the tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for comments and stars! I guided your group for 4 days in the middle of your schedule in Japan. I hope you’ll enjoy the rest of your stay and make memories! Best, Hiroko

Benjamin Kutner

United States
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Tour: #177986, Eastern Kyoto 1-day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 21/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for many stars! I hope you’ll take care of yourselves and enjoy traveling. If possible, please come back to Japan. Best, Hiroko

Gerald Hefner

Huntington Beach, CA, United States
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Tour: #104806, Osaka full-day Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 7/19

We had a very good tour with Hiroko on our first day in Osaka. She took us to the Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine that I had requested even though she doesn't usually include that in her tours. It was a great day...

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gerald, thank you very much for your comments and many stars! I hope you’ll enjoy traveling and making unforgettable memories. Best, Hiroko

Joan Keeney

United States
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Tour: #311211, Central Kyoto 1-day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 6/19

Hiroko was an excellent tour guide, She met us promptly at our hotel. Very pleasant and knowledgeable about Kyoto and the shrines and temples that we visited. She adjusted her pace for us two older folks. I would definetely recommend her highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comments and many stars! I was also happy to introduce you beautiful Kyoto! Hope you enjoy traveling around the world as well. Best, Hiroko

Wesley Tham

Singapore
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Tour: #48830, Kyoto private tour for 2 days (East and West areas Kyoto), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 23/19

We have a 2 good days with Hiroko. She is cheerful and friendly to be with, you can see from other comments that she knows her itineraries well. I had a sudden "twist" on my knee cap and she take that into consideration on planning the two long days walk. As we had some extra time, she brought us to an additional location outside the itinerary FOC, that we appreciated. Lastly, we argued too but I finally win as I am the Sunshine "boy" and the good weather is not because of the sunshine ladies. :-)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Wesley! We enjoyed the two days in Kyoto. I appreciate “the sunshine boy” made the tour more brighter. I guess your knee cap became better. Hope you’ll make another tour to Japan in the near future. Best, Hiroko

Gillian Baranski

United Kingdom
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Tour: #177986, Eastern Kyoto 1-day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 9/19

Hiroko gave us a very special day in Kyoto. Her English was excellent and she was very convivial company. We particularly appreciated her flexible approach which ensured our wishes were carefully addressed and accommodated. I would thoroughly recommend taking a tour with Hiroko- she will ensure you have very happy memories!

Ian Syme

Australia
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Tour: #177986, Eastern Kyoto 1-day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 1/19

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Hiroko she was very knowledgeable and great company.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Ian san. I’m very happy to help you make memories in Kyoto. Please take care of yourselves to travel more! Best, Hiroko

Raj Turun

United States
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Tour: #64227, from Osaka to Nara full-day Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 8/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! Please come to Japan again. Best, Hiroko

Raj Turun

United States
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Tour: #104806, Osaka full-day Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 7/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. Happy to guide you! Best, Hiroko

Belinda Stevenson

Reedy Creek, NSW, Australia
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Tour: #104806, Osaka full-day Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 28/19

We needed to change our tour due to the G20 in Osaka, Hiroko was very flexible with our requests and showed us around some more sights in Kyoto. HEr understanding of English is not as high as other guides we have had via Tours By Locals but she is a lovely lady with a lot of tourism knowledge.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! Take care and enjoy traveling! Best, Hiroko

Ronald Chanin

United States
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Tour: #177986, Eastern Kyoto Customized Tour on June 8, 2019, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 8/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! Take care and enjoy traveling around the world! Best, Hiroko

Arnold Vander Bok

Japan
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Tour: #48830, Kyoto private tour for 2 days (East and West areas Kyoto), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 16/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Take care and enjoy traveling! Best, Hiroko

Michael Hollings

United Kingdom
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Tour: #26608, By Shinkansen from Osaka to Himeji full-day Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: May 15/19

A great tour Hiroko was a great guide and such a lovely lady Thanks so much

Lisa Nicotra

United States
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Tour: #139731, Western Kyoto 1-day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 6/19

Hiroko was the consummate guide for our tour of Kyoto. She deftly led us past the crowds and showed us the best photo op sites. We learned a lot from her and highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lisa! I was very happy to guide you to main spots in Kyoto. The attractive city can collect many travelers everyday and I hope you’ll advertise the best view in Kyoto to everyone. Take care. Best, Hiroko

Sarah Pringle

United Kingdom
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Tour: #48830, Kyoto private tour for 2 days (East and West areas Kyoto), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 7/19

Great 2 days covering the main highlights of Kyoto. Having a guide in Kyoto is a much easier way to navigate around the city and Hiroko is very knowledgeable about the places we visited.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sarah, thank you very much for your comments and many stars! I was so happy to guide you many parts of Kyoto city. I believe you made unforgettable memories in Japan. Please come back to Japan! Best, Hiroko

Dipty Desai

United States
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Tour: #104806, Osaka full-day Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 5/19

Hiroko was on time and kind enough to meet us in Kyoto at our hotel and then took us to Osaka which made it easier for us to navigate. We found the floating garden building to really be a waste of time. It gave us a view of Osaka, but besides that not much was there. Hiroko was limited with the history of the area, and we had to ask questions to get much information. Osaka was an interesting city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the comment and stars. Sorry not have you satisfied this time. I hope you’ll come back to Japan again. Best, Hiroko

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Vickie Bath

United States
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Tour: #177986, Customized tour for Eastern Kyoto and Himeji, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 2/19

Hiroko was super and lots of fun. She customized a tour for us to maximize the time we had in port. She spoke fluent English and was very knowledgeable about the history and sites included in our tour. And she willingly discussed various aspects of Japanese culture with us that we encountered. We recommend her without reservation and if we return to Japan we would work with her again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Vickie, thank you very much for giving me such super comments and stars! I also enjoyed meeting you and introducing many places. I think you've already known many places in Japan. Please make another plan to visit us. I'll try my best to introduce you another aspects to you. Best, Hiroko.

Matthew Newcomb

United States
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Tour: #42749, from Osaka to Koyasan Full-day Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 29/19

My partner and I came to Japan with an itinerary packed with incredible experiences awaiting us - a day trip to mount Fuji, Mario Carting around Shibuya, several personal tours through TBL, and a private geisha experience to name a few. Unbeknownst to us, our time with Hiroko would be the shining light of our Japan trip. There isn't a rating high enough to give Hiroko. She is kind, personable, efficient, knowledgeable, and funny. We laughed so much over the days we had together and will treasure forever.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Matthew, thank you very much for giving such many words and stars! That’s an unexpected meeting for me too. I love those tours. I hope you’ll come back to this beautiful country again. Thank you very much again! Best, Hiroko

Matthew Newcomb

United States
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Tour: #158074, from Osaka to Naoshima island full-day Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 28/19

My partner and I came to Japan with an itinerary packed with incredible experiences awaiting us - a day trip to mount Fuji, Mario Carting around Shibuya, several personal tours through ToursByLocals, and a private geisha experience to name a few. Unknown to us, our time with Hiroko would be the shining light of our Japan trip. There isn't a rating high enough to give Hiroko, who after two days with we immediately booked a third day with later in our trip. She is kind, personable, efficient, knowledg

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Matthew, thank you very much for many many words for me. I’m very happy to have met you and introduced you many places in Naoshima island with many modern architecture in small areas. When you come back to the island, you’ll enjoy there both day and night. Please make another plan in the future! Best, Hiroko

Lili Chong

Australia
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Tour: #216917, <Hiroshima 2-DAYS> Hiroshima, Miyajima island and Optional tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 24/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lili san, thank you very much for many stars! I hope we'll meet again in the near future. Take care, Hiroko.

Patrick Petronje

United States
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Tour: #104806, Osaka full-day Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 17/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! Hope you’ll take care and enjoy traveling around the world. Best, Hiroko

Marly R.

United States
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Tour: #64227, from Osaka to Nara full-day Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 10/19

Hiroko is one of the kindest guides we have ever worked with. We went to Nara, and the love and kindness she showed towards all animals, especially the deer, was very endearing. Her English is excellent and her knowledge of the area is exceptional. We truly enjoyed our tour of Nara and highly recommend her.