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

Yoriko O.
  Kyoto-Japan
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Arthur Berg

United States
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 27/19

Uday Joshi

United States
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Tour: #33798, Kyoto - Tea Ceremony - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 4/19

We faced two hurdles to a proper Tea Ceremony: inability to sit on the floor and lack of Japanese. Yoriko found folding chairs and translated the Tea Master's words with cultural sensitivity. Later, she came through again by urging the taxi driver to go past a traffic barrier, so we wouldn't have to climb the hill to Kiyomizu-dera. Yoriko's choice of Nishi Hongan-ji temple stands out in my mind. With no tourists, we could sense the peace at the heart of Buddhism. Seek out Yoriko to see traditional Japan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Uday, Thank you so much for giving me such wonderful comments. I am very glad and proud to know that all of you enjoyed time with me in Kyoto,experiencing the hidden gems of Japan. I surely hope to serve you again. Let us keep in touch. Sincerely, Yoriko

Kim Goodwin

Australia
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 30/19

We had an excellent customised tour. Yoriko speaks English very well and was well prepared with information for us. She collected us from the gangway of our cruise and made sure we returned in time for departure. Money well spent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kim, Thank you so much for your great comment. I am very happy and proud to know that you enjoyed time in Kyoto with me. I also enjoyed your company. Please keep enjoying Japan. Bon Voyage! Yoriko

Rick Berg

United States
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Tour: Revised One day in Mt.Koya - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan
Date: Oct 23/19

Yoriko was an excellent guide. She was very helpful in planning our Japan trip. She was very well prepared. Besides being very knowledgeable, she was exceptionally well organized. My wife had injured her leg before our trip and Yoriko was very caring and made every effort to accommodate her to assure little was missed. We had a group of six and all thought Yoriko was great!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rick, Thank you very much for your great comment. I am very glad to know that everyone was happy spending time in holy mountain. Thank you for giving me a chance to guide you. Sincerely Yoriko

Rick Berg

United States
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Tour: #28896, Half day in Osaka - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 22/19

Yoriko was an excellent guide. She was very helpful in planning our Japan trip. She was very well prepared. Besides being very knowledgeable, she was exceptionally well organized. My wife had injured her leg before our trip and Yoriko was very caring and made every effort to accommodate her to assure little was missed. We had a group of six and all thought Yoriko was great!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rick, Thank you for your wonderful comment. I am glad that all of you enjoyed a day in Osaka with me. I also enjoyed your company. Sincerely Yoriko

Pat McLagan

Australia
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Tour: #28896, Osaka in History - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 9/19

Yoriko was an excellent guide, flexible and knowledgeable. She had hired a very good driver as my husband does not walk very far and so this made the sightseeing easy and most enjoyable. A great introduction to Osaka.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pat and Mike, Thank you for your wonderful comment. I also enjoyed your company. Please keep enjoying! With Love from Japan Yoriko

Anne D.

United States
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Tour: #36037, Half day tour to Nara from Kyoto - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 5/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anne and Paul, Thank you for your comment. I am glad that you enjoyed time in Nara with me. I also enjoyed your company. Now you will soak in ONSEN - hot spring. I am sure it will relax you physically and mentally. Enjoy! Sincerely yours, Yoriko

Emily Anderson

United States
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 1/19

Our Kyoto tour with Yoriko was really wonderful. She tailored the tour to our interest, and met us at our hotel. We traveled all over the city by public transportation and managed to tour three major attractions in depth: Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji Temple (golden pavilion), and Sanju-Sangenndo Temple, with more than 1000 Buddhist statues. Yoriko is a lovely person with a great depth of knowledge of Japanese history, architecture, and art. We were very grateful to be able to experience Kyoto with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Emily, Thank you very much for your great comment. I am glad that you have wonderful time in Kyoto, though it was a quite muggy day. I also enjoyed your company. SIncerely yours, Yoriko

Larry Plotnick

Canada
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Tour: #262681, A beautiful day in Kyoto, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 30/19

Wonderful, personable, knowledgeable and a pleasure to spend the day with...first class.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Larry, Thank you for such wonderful comment. I am glad that you enjoyed a day with me. I also enjoyed your company. Thank you for visitng us and appreciating our culture. Sincerely yours, Yoriko

Donna Van Fleet

United States
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Tour: #30156, Quick look of Osaka with curious mind - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 9/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Donna, Thank you for your great rating. I am glad that I came to be your guide just last minute. I enjoyed your company. Thank you for visiting Osaka. Sincerely yours, Yoriko

Subhasish Dutta Chowdhuri

India
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 4/19

We had a great tour of Kyoto with Yoriko. She showed us all the points which were decided and at end suggested a good place to see a japanese tea ceremony which we really liked. She was very friendly and explained all things really well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Subhasish, Thank you for your wonderful comment. I am glad you had a great time with me, though it was really hot in Kyoto. I also enjoyed your company. Sincerely Yoriko

David Compton

United States
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Tour: #262681, A beautiful day in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 2/19

Fabulous Day! Thank-you! Yoriko was both thorough and flexible with all her planning. All her suggestions were great, especially the small private garden visit. We felt very welcome and unrushed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, Thank you so much for your great words. I am glad that you enjoyed a day with me. I also enjoyed your company. Good luck to you and Carol! Sincerely yours, Yoriko

Linda Kuno

United States
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Tour: #33798, Kyoto - Tea Ceremony - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 26/19

Yoriko was a wonderful guide. The day included walking around the Imperial Place, a stop at the Nijo Castle and finally, a tea ceremony, which was a very amazing experience. Yoriko was very kind, professional and knowledgeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Linda, Thank you for your warm comment. I am glad to have shared some time with your family in Kyoto. Thank you. Sincerely, Yoriko

Maria Marinho

United States
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 19/19

Yoriko took us to the sites and gave us very in-depth historical info which made the experience all the more interesting. She also showed us how to navigate (very confusing) the subways. She is a top notch guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maria, Thank you very much for your wonderful comment. I am glad we have a great day together. I enjoyed your company. Yoriko

Frank Douglas

United States
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 17/19

Yoriko was an excellent guide for a half day tour of Kyoto. She got me to all the sites I requested and added a few other stops along the way. She is extremely familiar with all the public transportation and the time and cost of getting around was kept to a minimum. She had detailed knowledge of each site and also provided me with a deeper understanding of the Japanese culture and way of thinking. She was very friendly and enthusiastic and speaks excellent English.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Frank, Thank you so much for such wonderful comments. I am glad that you had a great tim in kyoto with me. I also enjoyed it. Thank you for coming to Japan. Sincerely Yoriko

Antonio Climent

Philippines
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Tour: #412509, Half day tour in Nara - Private Tour, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: May 16/19

Yoriko was a fantastic guide. She is extremely knowledgeable of all the sites we visited. She gave us detailed insights on the history and significance of the places we visited. This really made us appreciate Nara more. She was also very sensitive to our needs and showed the utmost care for us. We will definitely book Yoriko again if given the opportunity.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Antonio and family members, Thank you for your wonderful comment. I am really glad and proud that you gave me opportunity to show you around Nara - another ancient capital of Japan. I also enjoyed your company. Keep enjoying another day in Osaka. Hope you have nice and safe flight back home. Sincerelyours Yoriko

Harvey Feldman

United States
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Tour: Enjoy Kobe, Kobe, Japan
Date: May 9/19

We spent two days with Yoriko, one in Nara and the other in Kobe. Both tours were excellent. Yoriko speaks English well and was able to answer all of our questions about the sights we visited. She accommodated my wife, who uses a wheelchair, so that we could see everything on our itinerary. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Yoriko and can highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Harvey, I am glad that you enjoyed activities in Kobe with me. Thank you for giving me a chance to show you beauty and tradition of Japan. Sincerely yours, Yoriko

Harvey Feldman

United States
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Tour: #36037, Half day tour to Nara from Kobe - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: May 8/19

Our tour of Nara with Yoriko was wonderful. We got to see a lot and she was able to explain things very well to us. She is a friendly, lovely person to be with. She accommodated my wife's disability (wheechair-dependent), which enabled us to see a great deal without difficulty. We can highly recommend Yoriko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Harvey, Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. I am glad that both of you enjoyed a day with me in another ancient capital. It was a lovely day for me too. Sincerely, Yoriko

Martin Negus

Canada
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 4/19

We took many other tours on our trip around Japan and Alaska BUT the one we remember with great fondness is Kyoto, Yoriko met our train and looked after us very well for the duration of our short time in Kyoto. I want to stress that there was no downside to our time with Yoriko who was knowledgeable and very easy to talk with. I would highly recommend Yoriko as a guide and hope that all is well with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martin, Thank you very much for your wonderful comment. I am really glad and proud to have a chance to show you around kyoto. Thank you again for taking time to visit kyoto. Sincerely Yoriko

John Beattie

Australia
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 28/19

Yoriko was pleasant, courteous and very professional. She guided us safely to our chosen attractions and explained the history and significance of everything we saw. She was happy to answer all our questions. This was a most enjoyable and educational experience. John & Lorna from Australia

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John and Lorna, Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. I am glad you enjoyed a day with me in Kyoto, though it was a very crowded time. Thank you again for coming to Japan and your understanding of our culture. With love from Japan, Yoriko

Betty C.

Hong Kong
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Tour: #262681, A beautiful day in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 19/19

We had a very enjoyable day in Kyoto with Yoriko. She is a very knowledgeable and experienced guide, patiently explained to us the history of all the sites we visited. Yoriko was helpful and flexible in catering to our requests, and was very organised in planning our itinerary which enabled us to have a fully packed day of fun in Kyoto!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Betty, Thank you very much for such a wonderful comment. I am glad you and your family enjoyed a day with me. I also enjoyed your company. Thank you for visiting us. With love from Japan, Yoriko

Vadim Kochergin

United States
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Tour: #262681, A beautiful day in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 29/19

We would like to thank Yoriko-san for making our day in Kyoto the most memorable. She is extremely knowledgeable and a very nice person. It seemed that we spent a day with an old friend. She also gave us advice on other activities to explore on our own. Arigato Godzaimasu, Yoriko-san

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Vadim, Thank you very much for your wonderful comment. I am glad that I served a day for you, especially on the birthday of your son. Thank you for visiting us! Sincerely, Yoriko

Kimberley Smithers

Mexico
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Tour: #28896, Osaka in History - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 1/19

Gary Leeson

Australia
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Tour: #30156, One day in Osaka with curious mind - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 23/19

Very informative, patient and flexible to the flow of the day with teenagers

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gary and family members, Thank you very much for your nice comment. I am glad that I had a chance to show you a little bit of Osaka on your first day in Japan. Thank you for visiting us. Hope you bring a lot of sweet memories of Japan abck home. Sincerely yours, Yoriko

June Osman

Malaysia
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Tour: Enjoy Kobe, Kobe, Japan
Date: Jan 18/19

I had a very enjoyable day with Yoriko learning new things that I've not known before. Went to the sake brewery and learn about how sake is made. Had a nice foot bath on the top on the Nunobiki Herb Garden while looking down the view of Kobe. To top this all I would say the experience at the The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Memorial. Yoriko is very knowledgeable and have lots of stories to tell from her personal experience also about the history.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear June, Thank you very much for your wonderful comment. I am so glad to know that you have fully enjoyed the time with me in Kobe. Also I am glad that you picke up The earthquake Museum in our itinerary. I am sure the museum always teaches us the preciousness of our lives and the need to hamonize with NATURE. I enjoyed your company. Thank you for visiting Kobe. With Love from Japan, Yoriko

Phillip Page

Australia
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Tour: #262681, A beautiful day in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 26/18

We were extremely happy with all aspects of our tour. Yoriko was able to organise a really wonderful day for us at very short notice (24 hours) during the Christmas period, including the provision of a car and driver at our request. She was a very knowledgeable and thoughtful guide and was particularly responsive to all our requests and interests including arranging a delicious lunch based on local Kyoto cuisine. We would highly recommend her as a guide to Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christine and Phillip, Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. I am really glad and proud as a tour guide to know that you fully enjoyed the day with me. Also I appreciate your interest and understanding of our culture including Kyoto cuisine like Yuba( skim of Tofu). I really enjoy your company. Thank you again for visiting us. With love from Japan Yoriko

Lori Bledsoe

United States
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Tour: #262681, A beautiful day in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 6/18

We had a wonderful day in Kyoto with Yoriko. She was very helpful and flexible in planning our day and executed the day with organization and fun. Yoriko is very organized and knows all the great photo spots and she ensured she took photos of us along the way. Yoriko is extremely knowledgeable of the area and works hard to ensure you have a great experience, which we did. Kyoto is a must see! Lori B

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lori, Thank you so much for your great comment. I am happy and proud that we did have wonderful time together in Kyoto. Thank you for visiting us. With love, Yoriko

Marcia Bogolub

United States
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 23/18

Extremely knowledgeable with excellent command of English. Was extremely helpful prior to the day we spent-we exchanged numerous emails and Yoriko's responses were prompt and useful. The day itself was interesting and fun. I would use Yoriko as a guide again without hesitation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marcia, How are you? I hope you are all fine back home. Here I am also doing good enjoying the beauty of colored leaves. Please excuse me for not responding you sooner. I really appreciate your great comment. So glad you enjoyed a day with me and also nice cuisine. Thank you for coming to Japan. Hope to serve you again. With love, Yoriko

Pauline H.

United States
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 19/18

Yoriko did a wonderful tour for us and everything worked like clockwork. We have some physical limitations and didn't want to walk any more then necessary so she arrange a great private driver for us with a very comfortable vehicle. We enjoyed our day in Koyoto and would highly recommend Yoriko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pauline, Thank you so much for wonderful comment. I am really glad you enjoyed a day with me. I also enjoyed your company. Thank you for visiting us. Bon voyage! With love, Yoriko

Michael Burke

United States
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 2/18

Yoriko is excellent. We had a wonderful and very educational tour of Kyoto. Yoriko met our train from Tokyo, we bought a 600Y one-day subway pass and we were off to several World Heritage sites in this incredibly historical city. Yoriko is very knowledgeable, her English is excellent and it was our pleasure and good fortune to spend the day with her. Don't wait to book your tour with Yoriko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael and Jose, Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. I am so glad and proud as a tour guide for you. I enjoyed your company and I am looking forward to welcoming you again. Thank you for visiting Japan. Sincerely, Yoriko