Traveler Ratings for Private Tour in Kyoto, Japan by Tour Guide Meiko T.

Tour: Personalized Private Full day Tour

Meiko T.
  Kyoto, Japan
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Belinda Smith

Australia
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Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 20/20

We spent a whole day private tour with Meiko-san and could easily have spent much more time in her lovely company. Thank you Meiko for catering such a wonderfully informative tour that was interesting to the whole family. Meiko, with her excellent English, was very good with our children and helped us fit a lot into our short stay in Kyoto. Meiko was very generous with her time, communication and knowledge. Meiko went above and beyond in all regards. We thank you and hope to see you again Meiko-san.

Paul Taylor

Thailand
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Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 11/19

Excellent guide,. Friendly, we'll-prepared, knowledgeable and flexible. She really made a difference to our visit to Kyoto and we hope to use her services again next time we visit - so much left to see.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paul-san, Thank you very much for your kind comments and high rating. It was a real pleasure for me to show you around Kyoto and I'm glad you and Nam Wan-san enjoyed the tour. Thank you again. I am looking forward to seeing you both on your 3rd visit to Kyoto!

Martin H.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 26/19

A fantastic and informative tour that I would thoroughly recommend . Meiko was also great company for the day and made us feel really welcome in Kyoto

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martin-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I am very glad you enjoyed the tour. It was my honor and pleasure to spend time with you both. Thank you again. I am looking forward to your next visit!

Kok Soon Chen

Melbourne, VICTORIA, Australia
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Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour for Soon san (May 15 &16), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 15/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kok Soon Chen-san, Thank you very much for your kind private messages and high rating. I am delighted to know I was able to help you have a great time in Kyoto. I myself enjoyed every moment with you. It was my honor to have given the opportunity to show you around Kyoto. Thank you again. Looking forward to seeing you all again!

Carol Baker

United States
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Tour: #120009, Personalized Private 6-day Tour for David-san and Carol-san, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 9/19

We have had such a wonderful experience in Kyoto, Himeji and Nara with Meiko Tabata. She really explained so much about the history, culture, religious practices, and life style in these areas. Her knowledge and enthusiasm made our time so special. Thank you Meiko for sharing your part of Japan with us!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carol-san and Dave-san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. It was such a pleasure to spend 6 days with you both, showing you the sights of the ancient capitals of Kyoto, Nara and beautiful Himeji. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your tour. I myself also enjoyed every place we visited together. Thank you again. I am looking forward to your next visit to Kyoto!

David Michaels

United States
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Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 14/19

Meiko was a delightful, informative and well-prepared guide who provided a stellar introduction to our visit to Kyoto. From the moment she greeted us at our hotel, we were on the go, visiting shrines, temples and sites all over the city. She modified her itinerary to our tastes and filled the day with wonderful stories and insights into Kyoto life. She provided many suggestions for our remaining time in the city, making the rest of our stay all the better. We recommend her highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David-san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. It was lovely to meet you both and I really enjoyed your company. I was glad I was able to help you plan the next few days of your stay in Kyoto. Looking forward to seeing you again!

John Farlow

Australia
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Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 10/19

From the very first introduction she was very friendly, helpful and her ease with conversation was obvious. We quickly warmed to her and her bubbly personality. Meiko's knowledge base is impeccable and she shares her information in an easy to understand and interesting way. Our day was a highlight of our whole holiday and we will definitely be back to visit Kyoto again in the near future. We highly recommend Meiko to anyone interested in hearing the in depth history of Kyoto and being taken care of.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. It was lovely to meet you all and show you Kyoto. I’m delighted you enjoyed the day, and I myself had a great time with you. Thank you again. Looking forward to your next visit!

Jill B.

United States
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Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 10/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jill san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. I'm so happy you enjoyed the tour. I also enjoyed every moment with you all! Looking forward to seeing you again!

Susan Guest

United Kingdom
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Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour for Susan Guest san and her party, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 17/18

This was truly outstanding Kyoto tour. I have not had a better guide. Meiko was totally professional and organised. We left the choice of sites to her and she intuitively gauged what we wanted to see. She got us to the Golden Pavilion early enough to avoid the worst of the crowds, sourced a delightful place for lunch and whisked us around with total efficiency. Her English is great and she is a delightful person. Her guidance as to how much local cash we needed was spot on and we even had some change.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. It was lovely to meet you all and I’m so glad you had a nice day. I hope you had a wonderful time on your cruise! Looking forward to seeing you again in your next visit to Japan.

Elton Abe

United States
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Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 6/18

Meiko-san was very well prepared and knowledgable about the sites we visited. As my choices were spread all over Kyoto, her knowledge of the transportation system (mostly buses) made it possible to cover these choices efficiently. We visited Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion), Arashiyama (Bamboo Forest), Fushimi Inari-taisha and Gion (old town Kyoto). The only thing I might have done differently is hire a private car to avoid the tourist and lines at the stations. Domo arigato gozaimasu Meiko-san.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elton san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. This summer, we’ve been experiencing unprecedented heat. The shaved ice helped us beat the heat. :) Thank you again. Kyoto shows different face each season. I am looking forward to seeing you and your sons again in the near future. Arigato gozaimashita!

Thomas Manning

United States
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Tour: #120009, Personalized Private 3-day Tour for Thomas Manning-san, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 31/18

She prepared an excellent itinerary. In addition she had wonderful material on the temples and other places we were visiting. We would use her again also. With temperatures close to 100 F, we did have to talk Meiko to use cabs on some trips after a couple of days.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Thomas san, Thank you very much for your kind review. I am very glad you enjoyed the tour and I myself had a great time with you and your family. I am very flexible and adjust any part of the itinerary according to my guests' needs. It's been very hot and humid here. The itinerary we discussed was based on public transportation use. I was happy when you chose taxis to stay cool. Thank you again. Looking forward to your next visit to Kyoto!

Martin Thomas

United Kingdom
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Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 11/18

Excellent knowledgeable guide who was willing and able to change and extend itinerary at short notice. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martin-san, Thank you for your kind comments and high rating. I'm very glad that I was able to help you enjoy the day in Kyoto. Hoping to see you again!

David Mustow

Australia
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Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour for David Mustow-san, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 10/18

meiko is fantastic. Highly recommended. Knowledgeable, good with kids, makes a big effort and also provides invaluable information about Kyoto sites and activities which are not covered by the Tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I really enjoyed your company. Looking forward to your next visit!

James Koerner

Australia
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Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 29/18

It was pleasure to spend a day with Meikyo-san. Her English was great and her knowledge impeccable ! She was very flexible and adjusted our tour to suit our interests and aging legs. Next time in Kyoto I will ask for her specifically. A great day !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jim-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I'm very glad you enjoyed the tour. I myself had a very nice time with you all. Take care and have a great time on the rest of your trip. Looking forward to your next visit!

Penny Palmer

United States
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Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 23/18

Meiko was the best! She met us at the train station and took us to all the places we wanted to see... she was so patient with the fact that I stopped to take photos everywhere and one of the other members of our group stopped to look at every food item! If your wanting an awesome day in Kyoto, book Meiko to show you around.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Penny-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I enjoyed every moment I spent with you and your party. I was so impressed that each of you had great interests in Japanese culture, food, gardens, etc. Thank you for letting me show you around Kyoto as your guide again. Looking forward to your 3rd visit to Kyoto! Meiko

Cherry Caoile

Philippines
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Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour for Cherry Caoile san, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 1/18

We did a whole day customized tour in kyoto and our tour guide, Meiko, did a fantastic job! We are a group of 16 adults and everyone enjoyed the tour. Meiko brought us to Nishiki market where we enjoyed the food. She was very helpful, accommodating, and patient. She answered all questions and gave us enough time to take pictures, go to the toilet and buy souvenirs! She also answered all our questions even before the tour started. The best tour guide!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. I'm very glad that I was able to help you have a nice time in Kyoto. I myself had a great time with all of you. Looking forward to your next visit! Meiko

Will Gallacher

United Kingdom
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Tour: #120009, Personalized Private 5-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 22/17

We spent five wonderful days exploring Kyoto and visiting both Nara and Himeji with Meiko as our guide. Meiko is professional, friendly and very well organised; she has extensive knowledge of the history, culture and traditions of Japan and it was an absolute pleasure to spend the days with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Will-san and Carol-san, Thank you very much for giving me the great comments and high rating. It was a great pleasure to meet you both and I am so pleased you enjoyed the 5 day-tour. I really enjoyed your company and I myself had a great time. I learned a lot from you and was able to broaden my horizons. Thank you again. I am looking forward to your next visit! Wishing you and your family a Very Happy New Year. Sincerely, Meiko

Tamara Tchekansky

Canada
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Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour for Toma-san group, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 9/17

We have high expectations when we use a personal travel guide, but we can tell that Meiko exceeded our expectations! Prior to our trip, we had questions about places to visit (so much to see!). Meiko gave us suggestions for travel and responded to our emails promptly, providing very well structured answers and recommendations. Meiko is a very knowledgeable travel guide, super friendly and well-organized. She made it easy for us to visit at Kyoto all sites that we had planned to see.

Julie Bruening

United States
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Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 27/17

We had a wonderful tour with Meiko! She was very well informed about all of the sights and a very energetic tour guide. Enjoyed it!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Julie-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was truly my pleasure to spend the day in such lovely company. I'm very glad that you enjoyed the day and I myself had a very nice time with you and your family. Looking forward to your next visit!

Stephen Burke

United Kingdom
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Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour for Stephen-san, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 26/17

Meeting a stranger in a foreign country is always a risk. Within minutes of meeting Meiko we knew we had met a friend. Professional, helpful and very knowledgeable. The day was planned and well thought out. At each site Meiko gave us both verbal and written information to make everything easy to follow. My wife and l loved our tour and would recommend Meiko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephen-san and D'arcy-san, Thank you very much for your kind comments and high rating. It was lovely to meet you both and I thoroughly enjoyed showing you around Kyoto. I myself had a good day and learned a lot about England from you. Take care and have a great time on the rest of your cruise.

Alan Wolff

Potomac, MD, United States
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Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 28/17

Meiko is a superb guide. We could not have asked for better. She is very knowledgeable on history and all aspects of life in Kyoto, whether geisha, food, architecture, crafts or neighborhoods. She is also flexible to tailor a day to one's wishes. We recommend her without reservation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alan-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was truly my pleasure to spend the day with you and Helene-san. I am very glad that you had a nice time. Looking forward to your next visit!

Max Kaufmann

Switzerland
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Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 30/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Max-san, Thank you very much for the high rating. Hoping you'll have a chance to visit Kyoto again!

Scott Cumming

Australia
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Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 10/16

Meiko is a wonderful guide, and is incredibly well prepared and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the tour and covered a lot of ground - certainly more than we could manage in a day on our own. Meiko is good company and has excellent English. It was a great way to spend our first day in Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Scott-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I'm very glad that I was able to help you have a nice time here. I really enjoyed your company. Looking forward to your next visit!

Doug Slakey

LA, United States
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Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 26/16

Meiko is an outstanding guide and a wonderful hostess for a day of touring Kyoto. She is very knowledgeable and truly personalized our tour. She was able to explain the shrines and temples better than any guide we have had in Asia. We had a fantastic day and felt as though we met a new friend in Japan. We would definitely recommend Meiko as a guide to anyone who wants to experience Kyoto from a local's perspective!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Doug-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating! It was lovely to meet you both and I'm so glad you had a nice day. I also enjoyed every moment with you. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!

Cassandra K.

Malaysia
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Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 31/16

Meiko was knowledgeable and her sense of humour made our tour all the more enjoyable! We had a great time-she was always considerate and did her best to accommodate our wishes. We appreciated that she had ready brochures and printed maps to guide us around after the tour even though she didn't have to.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cassandra-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was lovely to meet you both and I'm very glad to know you enjoyed the day. Hoping to see you again!

Bethe Pilch

United States
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Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 19/16

Bethe Pilch

United States
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Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 18/16

Meiko was extremely knowledgable and prepared. We enjoyed her tour immensely.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bethe-san, Thank you for your kind comments and high rating. It was my pleasure to spend the day with you. I hope the rest of your trip will be pleasant and memorable! Looking forward to seein you again in the near future.

William Cohn

Toluca Lake, CA, United States
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Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour for William-san Family, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 23/16

Meiko was extremely knowledgeable about gardens, shrines & temples. Spoke English well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear William-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating.I hope that your whole trip in Japan was a great one. Looking forward to your next visit!

Ronald Smith

United States
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Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour from Kobe to Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 12/16

Meek was a terrific tour guide and I would recommend her to anyone wanting to visit Kyoto. We decided to use local transportation and she picked us up at the cruise terminal on time and with her guidance we traveled by train, subway, taxi and local bus to see amazing sites. We saw Nijo Castle, the Golder Pavilion,and Fushimi Inara Shrine. She was outstanding.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ron-san, Thank you very much for your kind comments and high rating. I'm very happy that I was able to help you enjoy the day in Kyoto. I myself enjoyed every place we went. Looking forward to your next visit!

Phillip Chin

Twp of Washington, NJ, United States
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Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 7/16

Meiko was excellent with the tour we had with her despite the heavy rain that day. We saw many sights in Kyoto and enjoyed her tour. We would use her again on our next visit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Phillip-san, Thank you so much for your kind comments and high rating. I'm very happy that I was able to help you enjoy the day in Kyoto. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!