Chelsea HillUnited States
Chizuko was a great guide for our day in Kyoto. She was very knowledgeable and was really helpful in navigating the trains and buses. She had our train tickets and bus passes ready to go and provided a great recommendation for lunch. She made sure that we saw the sites that we wanted to see and had so much great information about Kyoto as a whole. I would definitely recommend doing a tour with her. She was truly excellent!
David HogbenUnited States
Chizuko was an amazing tour guide in Kyoto! We were able to see a tremendous number of places in a day and she expertly navigated us using bus, subway and trains. Not only did she show us each of the places, she also gave us great cultural background, history and insight into Japan as well as Kyoto. She was warm and had excellent command of english and we loved our lunch at the sushi-conveyor belt restaurant. Okini Chizuko!
Raymond ChinnUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Raymond, Thank you for rating to my tour with five stars. I really appreciate it. I hope we will meet again soon. Many thanks. Chizuko
Tianshu Z.United States
Great experience! Chizuko is knowledgeable and flexible. We were able to visit many places within the day.
Arie KepetsUnited States
Very Personable, Knowledgeable, and helpful. Not only with tour & sights but mostly in hand holding in a strange & overwhelming city. Navigating the sites - would not dare without a pro guide like Chizuko getting the inside scoop when walking through Gion The Geisha district, spotting who are the real ones and who are the tourists all dressed up - she was there! Made us feel, welcome, put us at ease, flexible and accommodating. Too bad 5 stars is the maximum rating
Edward WongUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Edward, Thank you for rating to my tour with five stars. I really appreciate it. I hope we will have another good day! Best regards, Chizuko
Ian Le MarquandCanada
Chizuko provided us with a great tour day and went out of her way to arrange the tour events in order that the holiday crowding was at a minimum. She provided a great deal of interesting information regarding the sites we visited and made it possible for us to include an additional temple visit that we had hoped for but didn't think was possible. Thanks for a very enjoyable and stimulating day.
Kaelen O.Paris, France
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kaelen, Thank you for taking my tour and giving five stars to it. I am more than happy to receive the highest rating. I hope we will meam meet again soon. Many thanks, Chizuko
Jeff RichardsUnited Kingdom
We were a party of 4 with my wife being the weak link. She had a very sore ankle and consequently could not walk as far nor as fast as the rest of us. Chizuko was very mindful of her situation and compensated for that. We were met by her in our hotel reception and off we went to visit both unusual sites and touristy sites. We travelled around by bus and had a very interesting day, which was sandwiched by a even more interesting lunch at a local restaurant.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeff, Thank you so much for taking my tour and posting such a nice comment with five stars. I am more than happy to hear you enjoyed the tour. I hope we will meet again near in the future. Thanks again, Chizuko
Susan HarrisUnited States
This is a terrific tour! Chizuko is incredibly knowledgeable and very contentious. She is also very accommodating. If you book a tour with her, you will not be disappointed!
Susan MchardyUnited Kingdom
Chizuko H is an excellent guide to Kyoto. She is very friendly and very knowledgeable and she provided us with lots of information. We managed to fit much more into the day than we would have done if we'd had to work out the transport options ourselves. We really enjoyed our day and would thoroughly recommend her!
This was the second time we have toured with Chizuko, previously about 4 years ago. Again, the tour was excellent, well organised and informative. Chizuko was on-time, well organised and together we toured the various sites using both local buses and the train, which only served to add to the experience. Thank you Chizuko for an excellent tour!!
Marc MastersUnited States
Chizuko is the absolute best tour guide. Ahe customized the tour for us and provided history and all kinds of cool facts. Great conversation and everything ALL day! If you dont book a tour with her in Kyoto...you are making a huge mistake!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marc, Thank you so much for posting such nice feedback with the highest rating. I am more than happy to hear again from you. I enjoyed myself with your family. I hope we will meet again! Many thanks, Chizuko
Anand SwaminathanUnited States
Chizuko was an extremely kind and knowledgeable tour guide for Kyoto. She was not only able to plan an efficient and comprehensive plan for the day, but was able to relay all the most important info about the places that we visited. Chizuko perfectly planned our trip for the day, and took care of all public transportation and food concerns. It is clear that Chizuko knows Kyoto very well, and she is great for people new to the area. Our only negative comment is that her English was not as good as expected.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anand, Thank you for your feedback and high rating to my tour. I will make efforts to improve English to meet customers' expectation. Many thanks. Chizuko
Margaret (Maggie) OGradyAustralia
We spent a very informative and enjoyable day in Kyoto with Chizuko, highly recommend having her as your local guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maggie, Thank you for taking my tour and posting such nice feedback with five stars. I hope we will meet again soon! Many thanks, Chizuko
Suzett MalongUnited States
Hi Chizuko and fellow travelers! For first-timers "Do It Yourself" travelers, this website your to go to! :) Easy to navigate, responsive an guaranteed good service! So, 5-star to toursbylocals. Chizuko made our Kyoto City tour enjoyable! She very friendly, accommodating, polite, flexible and expert in exploring the City of Kyoto. She's knowledgeable with the places we went, answered every questions I asked and very patient with us as we savory every corner of the Temples and tourist sights! <3 OKINII!
Leah BeyersUnited States
We had a great full day tour with Chizuko! She picked us up at our place on time. We enjoyed ourselves, a family of four with 2 teens. She helped us navigate bus and trains. She was a wealth of information and she was attentive to our needs. We would love to have her again when we come back!!!
Our guide Chizuko was helpful, very informative, made very good and sensible use of the time, not too fast, not too slow. We were very happy and really enjoyed the day.
Beth GossUnited States
Rhea JezerUnited States
We travel a great deal and Chizuko was one if the best guides we have ever had. We took our four grown grandchildren and she was attentive to each of us and her knowledge was deep and thorough. She met us in Nara and also in Kyoto in two different days. She gave us a lot of information without being imposing. We would highly recommend Chizuko.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tony, Thank you for taking my tour and rating. I enjoyed myself with you and your lovely wife. I hope we will meet again! Have nice SHABUSHABU dinner tonight. Many thanks, Chizuko
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.
Kenneth KahnUnited States
Chizuko is an excellent guide who is committed to taking guests to a full day of sightseeing. her English is very good and she is a great hostess.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kenneth, Thank you for taking my tour and giving five stars and heart-warming comment. I enjoyed myself with you and your lovely wife. I hope we will meet again! Many thanks, Chizuko
Carlton ONealUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carton, Thank you for posting feedback with five stars. I enjoyed myself with your family. I hope we will meet again! Many thanks, Chizuko
Thomas MatsonUnited States
Chizuko was FANTASTIC! She is very kind and very knowledgeable. We told her all the places where we wanted to go, and she took us to every single one of them! She knows her way all around Kyoto! If you want an excellent guide in Kyoto, Chizuko is for you, trust me on this!
Eng Choi Mark C.United Kingdom
very polite and helpful with taking photos for us throughout the tour and we were able to see many places of interests using the public transport. she is very knowledgeable of the history and the culture of Kyoto and we thoroughly enjoyed the day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eng Choi, Thank you for taking my tour and posting feedback with heart-warming comments and high rating. Your message encourages me to keep on working as a guide. Many thanks, Chizuko
Jeannette ByrneNew Zealand
Chizuko was brilliant, she listened to what we liked then took us there with ease. She also took us to the best meal we had in Japan. Thank you very much. Pam Byrne
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pam, Thank you for posting feedback and giving five stars to my tour. I really appreciate your comments. Your words are encouraging for me to keep on working as a guide. Many thanks, Chizuko
Chizuko was a wonderful guide. Her english is excellent and really helped us to get to know the city according to our interests, I highly recommend her as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christian, Thank you for posting feedback and giving five stars to my tour. I am more than happy to hear such nice comment from you. It is encouraging for me to keep on working. Many thanks, Chizuko
Carol ReifeUnited States
My wife, Carol, and I and 2 other couples arranged this tour given by Chizuko. She was an excellent guide. We had other guides for other tours arranged by different companies…and Chizuko was one of the best. She was enthusiastic, very knowledgeable and engaged with us fully. She was cognizant of our time and made certain we got to some of the most important sites in Kyoto (including Nijō Castle, the Ryoanji Temple, Sanjusangendo Temple, and Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion).
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Reife san, Thank you for posting feedback and giving five stars to my tour. I enjoyed myself with your group, too. I hope you will be back to Japan and we will meet again! Many thanks, Chizuko
John SheppardUnited States
Chizuko is highly knowledgeable and flexible in adapting the tour to what you want to see. Speaks great English.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, Thank you for your feedback. I am more than happy to receive fine stars from you. I hope we will meet again soon! Many thanks, Chizuko