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

Tour: The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets - Private 2-day Tour

Meiko T.
  Kyoto, Japan
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Jill W.

Bingham, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, United Kingdom
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Tour: #206542, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets - Private 2-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 10/20

We spent a wonderful two days with Meiko exploring beautiful Kyoto. Her knowledge of the city is excellent. She knows exactly what buses, trams and trains to take around the city. No wasted time meant that we saw an amazing amount in two days. Meiko took us to great places for lunch that we would never have found by ourselves. She adjusted the itinerary to include sites that we wanted to visit and provided detailed and fascinating information. It was a pleasure to spend time with Meiko. Highly recommended

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jill-san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. It was a real pleasure for me to show you around and we certainly did manage to cover a lot in two days! I am so glad you both enjoyed the tour. Thank you again. There are lots more to see in Kyoto. I am looking forward to seeing you again! Stay well and happy.

Hui Ming Lee

Singapore
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Tour: #206542, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets - Private 2-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 14/19

We were very happy to have Meiko as our guide on our family holiday to Kyoto again. She is ever the personable, knowledgeable and flexible guide. There is still much to do and see in Kyoto the second time round! Our days were full and fun and I am quite certain our enriching experience had a lot to do with the benefit of having Meiko's guidance.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hui-san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed the tour. I myself had a great time with you all, and I really enjoyed working for you and your family again. Thank you for liking Kyoto so much. I would like you and your family all the very best in the New Year! I am looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Japan!

Mark Jensen

United States
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Tour: #206542, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets - Private 2-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 14/19

Our guide, Meiko, is a gem! In addition to her having extensive knowledge of Japanese history and of the specific sites we visited with her, she is extremely warm, patient, and fun! Also, she never rushed us, graciously encouraged our prolific picture-taking, and was extremely organized and professional. We have cherished memories of beautiful Kyoto, thanks to Meiko, and we highly recommend her as a tour guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark-san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. I'm delighted to know I was able to help you have a great time in Kyoto. I myself enjoyed the tour very much. Thank you for having a great interest in Japan and her history, culture, and people. I was so impressed by your knowledge of Japanese history. Two days passed very quickly as I really enjoyed spending time with you and Rita-san. Thank you again. I am looking forward to seeing you two on your next visit to Japan!

Alan Winkler

United States
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Tour: #206542, Private 3-day Kyoto and NaraTour for Alan Winkler san, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 2/19

Wonderful 3 days together. Knows her stuff, friendly, prepared, had a i-phone spare battery pack when wife's cell phone (camera) died, umbrella when it rained, etc. I'm sure if there was any unforeseen situation Meiko probably would have something in her pack to solve it. That all said, she gave us 2 incredible days in Kyoto and 1 in Nara. What else can we say but, if in the area, and if she is available, use her as your guide. No question: when we return to the Kansai area Meiko will be our guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alan-san, Thank you very much for your kind comments and high rating. I am delighted that you and Shelley-san enjoyed the tour. It was my honor to show you around Kyoto and Nara as your guide, and it was such a pleasure to spend three days with you both. Thank you again. I am forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Kyoto!

Michael Channick

United States
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Tour: #206542, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets - Private 2-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 12/19

Meiko is an outstanding guide in every possible respect. She is exceedingly knowledgeable, accommodating and flexible, enthusiastic about her city's and country's history and culture and is anxious to transmit as much of this to her clients as possible. In addition, Meiko is an exceedingly sincere, genuine person with an upbeat personality and attitude. It is a pleasure to be in her company. In addition. She Researches any client questions or needs to prevent future problems, such as food sensitivities

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael-san and Linda-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was a real pleasure for me to show you around Kyoto. The picture you kindly took always reminds me of the enjoyable time I spent with you. Thank you again. Kyoto shows different beauty at each season. I am looking forward to your next visit!

Yana G.

United States
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Tour: #206542, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets - Private 2-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 27/19

We did a 2 day Kyoto private tour with Meiko and thoroughly enjoyed it. She is a lovely, knowledgeable guide and even though we only had 2 days, we packed a lot in and we felt we maximized our time. Meiko is incredibly organized but also flexible and will adapt to your wishes as needed. There was no question she couldn't answer and she usually had something in her notebook to help her explanations come to life more. She picked 2 terrific places for lunch that even pleased my picky teens. Great job Meiko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Yana-san, Thank you for your kind comment and high rating. It was my pleasure to share my love to Kyoto with your family. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all and visiting temples, shrines, etc. together. Thank you again. I am looking forward to your next visit to Kyoto!

Kate Quinn

United Kingdom
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Tour: #206542, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets - Private 2-day Tour for Kate-san, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 6/19

We only had a short time in Kyoto so made a list of our must sees and asked meiko for a personalised tour. We knew it was a big ask to get round to all of them, but Meiko was wonderful. She delivered on all fronts- explaining everything as we went round caswell as keeping us on track for the 2 days we were with her. So knowledgeable and patient with us. A wonderful tour guide! I'd thoroughly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kate-san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed the tour and I myself enjoyed spending time with all of you. Thank you again. Kyoto still has many more places worth visiting. I am looking forward to seeing you again!

Patricia D.

United States
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Tour: #206542, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets - Private 2-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 3/19

Meiko was an exceptional guide: informative, yet casual; flexible (giving us plenty of opportunities to enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms, e.g.), but kept me moving; and had an obvious love of her city. I highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pat-san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. It was lovely to meet you and I'm so glad you had a nice day. We were so lucky to be able to see the dragon festival, a lot of geishas and beautiful cherry blossoms! Just like spring, autumn here is beautiful, too. I'm looking forward to seeing you again!

Kimberley Smithers

Mexico
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Tour: #206542, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets - Private 2-day Tour (Feb. 27 and 28), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 27/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kimberley-san, Thank you very much for giving me such high marks. I really enjoyed working for your parents and had a great time with them. I hope they enjoyed the tour as much as I did. Thank you again. Please give my best regards to James-san and Fernanda-san.

Michael Pappone

United States
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Tour: #206542, Personalized 3-day Kyoto and Nara Tour for Michael san and Diane san, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 7/19

Meiko became a good friend over our three days of touring. She brought the temples, shrines and their stories to life for us with enthusiasm. We enjoyed learning about her family history and how it was interwoven with the recent history of Japan. Meiko was extremely knowledgeable and imparted her appreciation of Japan generously. She was most encouraging when I told her I wanted to learn some simple Japanese phrases, providing mnemonic devices for me to remember words and numbers.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. It was my pleasure to spend three days with you and Diane-san! I learned a lot from you. Thank you for opening my eyes to the world of bird watching. Now I hear more bird songs in my everyday life, and it makes my life more pleasurable. Thank you again. Looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Japan.

Hui Ming Lee

Singapore
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Tour: #206542, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets - Private 2-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 13/18

The tour was well organized and at a good pace. I thought doing the tour with 3 young children would be a challenge but the kids warmed up very easily to Meiko. Meiko's also very knowledgeable and we learnt much from her. We thoroughly enjoyed the 2 days tour! We could not have seen so much of Kyoto without Meiko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hui san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. I really enjoyed your company. I was so impressed that your children had great interests in Japanese gardens, culture, etc. Their smiles made my day! Thank you again. I'm looking forward to seeing you again!

Thean Ming Tan

Singapore
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Tour: #206542, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets - Private 2-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 2/18

Meiko was excellent and very knowledgeable. She was very impressive from the start, and very patient with our two young children. Her preparation and knowledge were readily apparent, and one could not wish for a better guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Thean san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I am very glad you enjoyed the tour. I myself had a great time with you and your family. Your children's smiles made my day. I hope the rest of your time in Japan will be wonderful and memorable. I am looking forward to your next visit to Kyoto!

Paul Goggins

United States
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Tour: #206542, Personalized Private 2-day Tour in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 26/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paul-san, Thank you very much for giving me such high marks. It was a real pleasure for me to show you round Kyoto. Looking forward to your next visit!

Mary Lenore Fines

United States
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Tour: #206542, Personalized 3-day Kyoto and Nara Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 20/18

We spent 2 1/2 days with Meiko touring around Kyoto. She was very well organized and had a very detailed itinerary. She is very knowledgable about Japanese history and culture . She educated us about all of the sites that we saw and explained all the Japanese customs from rituals at Shinto Shrines to Geishas. She is very personable and enthusiastic. Excellent guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary san and Tom san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was my pleasure to spend time with you both and I’m so glad you had a good day. I’m looking forward to your next visit to Kyoto!

Chiong Chin Kiu

Malaysia
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Tour: #206542, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets - Private 2-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 2/18

This is the second time we had Meiko as our guide. Again my family and I were most happy to with her services. Again she was most knowledgeable and friendly to make our trip in Kyoto most enjoyable. She is highly recommended. Went all the way to organize lunches for us as well and recommending dinners to suit our budget Thank you Meiko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dr. Kiu, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was lovely to meet you and your family (especially your grandchildren!) and I'm so glad you had a nice day. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Japan too. Thank you again. Looking forward to seeing you all again!

Caroline Eddinger

United States
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Tour: #206542, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets - Private 2-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 5/18

Meiko is an absolutely fabulous guide to whom I can wholeheartedly give my highest recommendation. We obtain guide services whenever we travel internationally and she was one of the best we ever had. She was a wealth of knowledge and went above and beyond to make sure all of our needs were met. Book her immediately if you are considering a tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Caroline san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was lovely to meet you and your daughters and I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour. I also enjoyed every moment with you. Looking forward to seeing you again!

Anne Hoglund

United States
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Tour: #206542, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets - Private 2-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 3/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for giving me such high marks. Looking forward to your next visit to Kyoto! Meiko

J. Daryl Dodson

United States
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Tour: #206542, Personalized Private 2-day Kyoto and Nara Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 13/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Daryl-san, Thank you very much for the high rating. I hope your whole trip in Japan was a great one. Looking forward to your next visit!

Chiong Chin Kiu

Malaysia
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Tour: #206542, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets - Private 2-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 12/17

Meiko was very friendly and obliging and accommodating as well. We had a great two days with her seeing all we wanted to see. Very highly recommended

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chiong-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was lovely to meet you all and I’m so glad you had nice days. I am looking forward to your next visit to Kyoto!

Lei Im Tan

Malaysia
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Tour: #206542, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets - Private 2-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 19/16

We took a 2-day private tour and Meiko-san catered to our requests beautifully. She did a lot of research and we enjoyed the stories and explanations given. Thank you Meiko-san.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lei, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was lovely to meet you all and I’m so glad you had nice days. Take care and have a great time on the rest of your trip. Looking forward to your next visit!

Virginia Kline

United States
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Tour: #206542, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets - Private 2-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 16/16

Meiko was fantastic. Aside from being a really nice person, she was knowledgeable, flexible and knew everything about Kyoto and Japanese history. Her English is excellent. She epitomized Japanese grace and hospitality. We spent two full days exploring Kyoto with her. She listened to our preferences and customized our tour. Before we arrived in Japan, I had several questions about Kyoto and she quickly and readily shared good information with us to help us plan our stay. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Virginia-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was lovely to meet you and your family. I'm very glad you enjoyed your time in Kyoto. I had a wonderful day, too. Looking forward to seeing you all again!

Susan Keating

United States
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Tour: #206542, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets - Private 2-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 12/16

Meiko started taking care of us even before we arrived in Japan! She was very knowledgable on the history of Kyoto and it's amazing sites. She was flexible when we needed to change our plans..found just what we were looking for in food, shopping and the fantastic sites of Kyoto. By the end of our second day, we were truly sad to leave! What a lovely woman!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan-san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. It was truly my pleasure to spend the day in such lovely company. I'm glad you enjoyed your time in Kyoto! Hope to see you again in the near future!

Francis Ghan

Australia
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Tour: #206542, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets - Private 2-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 5/16

I had a very good guide in Meiko Very knowledgeable and very friendly. Convey my thanks to her for a very enjoyable time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Francis-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment 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!