Traveler Ratings for Private Tour in Osaka, Japan by Tour Guide Ken S.

Tour: Shore Excursion Private Tour to Kyoto by a jumbo taxi from Osaka.

Ken S.
  Osaka, Japan
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Susan Brown

United Kingdom
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Tour: #194998, Shore Excursion Private Tour to Kyoto by a jumbo taxi from Osaka., Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 18/20

Ken had arranged a mini bus to collect our party of eight from the cruise port at Osaka, to take us on a day trip to Kyoto. We managed to see several sites, as well as walking through the old town and the Gion district. Ken's English is excellent, and he was very informative and willing to answer any questions. I would certainly recommend him as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Susan, Thanks for your five stars. Hope you will bring great memory back home. -Ken S.

Cindy Lew

United States
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Tour: #194998, Shore Excursion Private Tour for Ms. Cindy Lew & her group to visit Kyoto by a van from Osaka., Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 9/19

Ken's tour was informative and well organized. We can't believe how much we were able to see in a day! Great guide-we would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Cindy, Thanks for your five stars and thanks for your cooperatoon during the tour.Hope you will bring great memory back home. -Ken S.

Samantha Brown

Australia
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Tour: #194998, Customized Private Tour for Mr.Sam Brown and his group to Osaka/Kyoto from Osaka., Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 2/19

Ken was amazing, our first day in Japan and we could not have asked for a better guide and experience. OMG, Ken is fit.... we were exhausted by the end of the day but felt that we did not waste a minute. We asked to experience so much and see so many places and Ken organised and delivered! Even at the end of the day Ken helped us with a change in our plans so we could take up a little more of beautiful Japan. Ken, our feet hurt for days, but our experience will last a life time and all thanks to you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Samantha, Thanks for your five stars and thanks for your company. Hope you will bring great memories back home. -Ken S.

Evelyn Arentz

United States
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Tour: #194998, Shore Excursion Private Tour to Kyoto by a jumbo taxi from Osaka., Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: May 25/19

Our tour guide, Ken, was very friendly and took great care of us. He showed us some wonderful sites and tried his best to explain what we were seeing and doing. I gave him a 4 star rating instead of 5 because his English was difficult to understand sometimes. He is a great tour guide tho and he knows about the sites he took us to.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Evelyn, Thanks for your evaluation. As you pointed out, I have somtimes stammered in guiding, especially when I was situated in some quick action under the stress. But, of course, communication is always my final goal, so that I am glad to try to improve my performance. Many thanks. -Ken S.

Jerry Stein

United States
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Tour: #194998, A half Day Tour From Airport Pick Up to Your Hotel in Kyoto via Sightseeing in Osaka., Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: May 14/19

My wife and I used Ken as a guide in Kyoto for 4 1/2 days and he was excellent. His English was superb, and he was always willing to alter our itinerary, on the go, to suit our preferences. I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in a custom itinerary in Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jerry & Patty, Thanks for your five stars. Hope you have brought great memory back home. -Ken S.

Anupam Kamal

Safety Harbor, FLORIDA, United States
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Tour: #194998, Shore Excursion Private Tour to Kyoto by a jumbo taxi from Osaka., Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 25/19

Very efficient and good way to get a glimpse of Kyoto in 1 day. Ken and the driver were polite and very knowledgeable. Made it real easy for our group to see multiple sites in just one day. The jumbo van was luxurious and comfortable.

Brenda P.

North Wollongong, NSW, Australia
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Tour: #194998, Shore Excursion Private Tour to Kyoto by a jumbo taxi from Osaka., Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 12/19

Thank you Ken for the wonderful tour from our cruise ship in Osaka to Kyoto. Booking the car option made the best use of our day and ensured we were able to see the majority of the key sites of Kyoto. Your knowledge of the area was much appreciated. Thanks also to your driver! Highly recommended.

Ann Collins

United States
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Tour: #194998, Shore Excursion Private Tour to Kyoto by a jumbo taxi from Osaka., Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 24/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Ann for your five stars. Hope you will bring great memories back home. -Ken S.

Melanie Kierszenblat

Canada
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Tour: #194998, Shore Excursion Private Tour to Kyoto by a jumbo taxi from Osaka., Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 12/19

Ken was a wonderful tour guide. He is very knowledgeable about Kyoto and its history. The itinerary was great. He took us to a fabulous lunch spot. All costs were according to the budget he carefully describes in the tour description. We would highly recommend Ken. Thank you for a wonderful day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Melanie, Thanks for your five stars. Hope you have brought great memory back home. -- Ken S.

Bryan Steven Tindall

Austin, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #194998, Shore Excursion Private Tour to Kyoto by a jumbo taxi from Osaka., Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 1/18

What can I say Ken is a great guide book him immediately.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bryan, Thanks for your five stars. Hope you will continue enjoying great tours. -Ken S.

Bryan Steven Tindall

Austin, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #194998, Shore Excursion Private Tour to Kyoto by a jumbo taxi from Osaka., Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 31/18

A great 2 days out touring Kyoto. Ken's private sector career makes him particularly interesting as a guide. 100%

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bryan, Thanks for your five stars. Hope you will continue enjoying great tours. -Ken S.

Eileen Austin

United States
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Tour: #194998, Shore Excursion Private Tour to Kyoto by a jumbo taxi from Osaka., Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 17/18

Our tour for 8 people was great! Ken did an excellent job of keeping us on schedule, making sure we got beautiful photos and a delicious lunch. Definitely recommend Ken for his wide ranging knowledge of Japanese history!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Eileen, Thanks for your five stars . Hope you will bring great memory back home. -Ken S.

Julie Medina

United States
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Tour: #194998, Shore Excursion Private Tour to Kyoto by a jumbo taxi from Osaka., Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 10/18

Spent a great day with ken! He listened to our preferences and made it happen! The castle was amazing and the golden pavilion! The restaurant was perfect, the men are still talking about the wagyu beef! And the time at Yamazaki was epic! Definitely correct about hiring a taxi! Made such a difference with the time constraints we had! Highly recommend Ken!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Julie, Thanks for your five stars. Hope you have brougjt great memories back home. -Ken S.

Caryl Steinberg

United States
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Tour: #194998, Shore Excursion Private Tour to Kyoto by a jumbo taxi from Osaka., Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 6/18

If I could give Ken san ten stars I would. He provided two full day tours of Kyoto for four women and was one of the finest guides we had. He was accommodating, knowledgeable, caring and interesting. He made sure that we got to see everything that we wanted and then some. In addition, the restaurants he chose both days were excellent. Thank you Ken for making Kyoto a very special visit. As an aside, the drivers and guides he chose were superb.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Caryl, Thanks for your five stars with complimentary.Hope you have brought great memories back home. -Ken S.

Tony Feenstra

Canada
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Tour: #194998, Shore Excursion Private Tour to Kyoto by a jumbo taxi from Osaka., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 15/17

On a cruise though Japan and China I found my best option for a tour to Kyoto at Tours by Locals and asked if Ken Sakurai was available . Ken organized for us a Jumbo Taxi for the day so we could get to Kyoto from Osaka efficient and see as many beautiful places in the time available to us . Ken is retired , in his working life he has had a lot of dealings in the English language he grew up in Kyoto and is very knowledgeable about this beautiful city . Ken is also very personable and easy to get along .

Annunciata Watson

United States
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Tour: #194998, Shore Excursion Private Tour to Kyoto by a jumbo taxi from Osaka., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 13/17

Ken was our guide for 2 days in Kyoto and Osaka. He picked us up at the ship at the times arranged . He was wonderful and took great care of our need to be back at the ship on time the second day. We had a great experience being showered by the Cherry Blossoms both days. He is the best .

Heidi Canarelli

Henderson, NV, United States
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Tour: #194998, Shore Excursion Private Tour to Kyoto by a jumbo taxi from Osaka., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 11/17

Ken was excellent. He is an intelligent, charming gentleman. The tour was extremely interesting. Everything we saw was quite different so it wasn't like so many other tours where you just see the same kind of thing over and over. It was raining so he made sure we varied inside and outside activities. I would highly recommend him as a guide.

Ellen Matthew

United States
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Tour: #194998, Shore Excursion Private Tour to Kyoto by a jumbo taxi from Osaka., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 13/17

Our guide, Ken S and the driver were great. Not just good, but outstanding. I will definitely recommend Ken to people visiting Kyoto, Osaka or Nara. Great experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ellen, Thanks for your five stars. I hope you have brought great memory back home. See you at the next chance of the tour. -- Ken S.

Eng Khim Ng

Malaysia
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Tour: #194998, Shore Excursion Private Tour to Kyoto by a jumbo taxi from Osaka., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 8/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your five stars. -Ken S.

Meeleng Wang

United States
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Tour: #194998, Shore Excursion Private Tour to Kyoto by a jumbo taxi from Osaka., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 3/16

Ken is wonderful. His English is great and we learn a lot from him, the history or backgrounds of the sights. His lunch recommendation was also delicious. We covered all 5 sights as planned systematically and leisurely. Big thank you to Ken and the jumbo taxi driver.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Meeleng, Thanks for your five stars. I also appreciate your cooperation to go our tour on scheduled.Your comment is relayed to my counterpart, the driver, too. -Ken S.