Traveler Ratings for Private Tour in Kyoto, Japan by Tour Guide Kenzo S.

Tour: Kyoto Highlights from Osaka/Kyoto

Kenzo S.
  Kyoto, Japan
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Larry M.

Australia
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights from Osaka/Kyoto, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: May 14/19

Kenzo shared the best sights in and around Kyoto with us for a full day. It was wonderful to have him organise our travel on trains and in taxis to see amazing temples, shrines, forests and shopping areas. Taking a tour with Kenzo is a MUST.

Nishita Shah

India
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights from Osaka/Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 29/19

Kenzo was amazing! On time and stayed with us for more than required:). He got us taxis and bought the tickets everywhere and had his own short cuts to beat the crowd! He even made us dinner and lunch reservations which was not part of the job description! Very good English and knowledge about Japan. You will definitely be in good hands!

Brian Spaull

Australia
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights from Osaka/Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 13/19

Kenzo is fantastic! We decided to visit Kyoto & a local guide seemed best for us. We discovered Kenzo & having excellent reviews and qualifications, quickly booked him. Kenzo was a great choice. His knowledge of Kyoto (& Japan in general), the places to see & the ways to get there was excellent. He tailored our Kyoto tour based on our mobility & interests. His enthusiasm ensured a very memorable experience. Note, Kenzo hosts tours in Kyoto, Osaka & Nara & we will definitely use his services again.

Maria Katrina Dayrit

Japan
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights from Osaka/Kyoto, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 26/19

Kenzo was very knowledgable about local markets and the name of the different kinds of fish that were being sold there. He even knew how to prepare some of the local delicacies. He was also very helpful in finding the answers to some of our questions. I would most certainly request him again on my future trips to Osaka.

Maria Katrina Dayrit

Japan
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights from Osaka/Kyoto, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 25/19

My niece had a great time in Kyoto with Kenzo as guide.

Maria Katrina Dayrit

Japan
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights from Osaka/Kyoto, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 24/19

Kenzo was very helpful especially to my 17yo niece who was a first time traveller to Japan. He had information on almost all the places that my niece wanted to see. He also was quite flexible with time and went the extra mile on some of our "instant" requests. He also had a good sense of humour and good command of English.

Richard Mullen

Australia
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights from Osaka/Kyoto, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 11/19

Friday 11th Full day with Kenzo. Kenzo was a great guide full of knowledge of the local Kyoto area. We had a group of 4 adult s and 6 children. Kenzo answered questions so the children could understand and relate to, which was terrific. The UNSECO listed Tenryu-ji Temple Kenzo walked us through was unexpected but a fantastic addition to the day. We covered allot of ground and the whole day ran smoothly thanks to Kenzo pre planning. Highly recommend.

Rachel Woll

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights from Osaka/Kyoto, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 28/18

We are a family of four with two boys ages 8 and 13 years old. Our tour of Nara with Kenzo was perfect. Nara is an amazing place that we couldn't have seen and experienced everything without Kenzo's wonderful guidance. We appreciate the excellent tour that Kenzo provided and will cherish the memories. He is not only a wonderful tour guide, but a great person. We also did a bicycle tour of Kyoto and a full day tour of Kyoto with Kenzo and truly loved all the tours. We highly recommend him. Thanks Kenzo!!

Rachel Woll

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights from Osaka/Kyoto, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 27/18

We are a family of four with two boys ages 8 and 13 years old. Our tour of Kyoto with Kenzo was perfect. It was an amazing day and we couldn't have seen and experienced everything without Kenzo's wonderful guidance. We appreciate the excellent tour that Kenzo provided and will cherish the memories. He is not only a wonderful tour guide, but a great person. We also did a bicycle tour of Kyoto and a full day tour of Nara with Kenzo and truly loved all the tours. We highly recommend him. Thanks Kenzo!!

Ee Yi Chua

Malaysia
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights from Osaka/Kyoto, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 19/18

My 3 year old son took an immediate liking to Kenzo when we first met him at our hotel and my boy practically stayed glued to him throughout our two day tour of Kyoto. It helped that Kenzo was really good with kids :). Kenzo spoke excellent English and we had no problems communicating throughout the entire tour. The entire tour felt very relaxing, entertaining and informative. We truly enjoyed Kenzo's company and needless to say, we decided to extend his services in Osaka too :)

Tod Cooper

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights from Osaka/Kyoto, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 7/18

Kenzo brings the PERFECT blend of historical & local knowledge, humor, and conversation, with a very relaxed energy through the entire experience. We so enjoyed our 2 days with Kenzo and recommend him HIGHLY. He's a wonderful guide who immediately feels like an old friend. Thank you Kenzo! :)

Susie Cheung

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights from Osaka/Kyoto, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 23/18

Kenzo-San was such a wonderful tour guide and our new friend. He is super friendly and patient with my very energetic and inquisitive six year old boy. On our tour, we enjoyed the scenic routes as well as the wild journey through the beautiful forests of Kyoto (per my child's request :)). We not only made happy memories learning about Japan, but also enjoyed delicious food and company. We highly recommend Kenzo-San to anyone who is looking for a nice tour guide to Kyoto.

Mirella M.

Australia
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 21/18

Our large group of 9 were all so impressed with Kenzo. He was very prompt, very knowledgeable, answered all our questions and had a wonderful knowledge of the sights we visited together, he is also very kind, patient and wonderful with children (we had 5 with us). He went out of his way to help us to our next destination which we truly appreciated. Would highly recommend Kenzo as a guide. Thank you Kenzo for all you showed us and helped us with.

Jocelyn Velasco

Philippines
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 19/18

Andy Beinssen

Australia
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 16/18

Excellent. Kenzo was relaxed company for the day. He has great English and a good understanding of Kyoto which he generously shared. He was able to customise his tour to suit our active family and even magically found a little distance from the many other tourists throughout the day. I recommend him without any reservation.

Nancy Silvis

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 27/18

Kenzo was a wonderful guide. He was very accommodating to my group's request for changes in the itinerary at the last moment. He was very perceptive at understanding what we enjoyed and then going to lengths to provide that type of experience. His English is excellent. He would provide us with detailed history or other information (along with tables, photos, graphs) but also give us space to enjoy the moment on our own terms. Best guide ever!

Peter Horst

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 10/18

Kenzo was a wonderful guide. He put together a perfect itinerary based on our timing and interests. He has a thorough knowledge of the sites and their history, and presents it all in a very engaging way. He's a delight to spend time with. I highly recommend Kenzo and any tour he offers.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Peter-san for the great review! Yeah we could cover so many places by using taxi and I had a fun time to share many topics about Kyoto and Japan. I really appreciate your energy for catching me up haha! See you next time too ;-)

Supatcharee Sirikulvadhana

Thailand
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 1/18

We, the group of 3, had a great time in Kyoto. My parents are 70+ so we need a comfy and slow tour. Surprisingly, with the expertise of Kenzo, we could make it to 7 places including Kinkakuji, Ginkakuji, Fushimi Inari, Gion, Sanjusangendo, Ninansaka and Sannensaka. Kyoto is super! In addition, Kenzo is very knowledgable, flexible, polite and taking great pictures ;) In sum, highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Patch san! I also had great time guiding you and your parents to many places. Worried a bit how much walking we can do, but it turned out to be a good distance walk we made! Your parents are so fit! See you next time too ;-)

Kwong Chat Peter Ho

Hong Kong
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 8/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Peter-san for the 5-star rating!!

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.

Ava Weiner

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 1/18

Had an awesome day with Kenzo! He showed me so many cool things in just a day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ava for the great review! It was such a cold day but I’m so glad to know that you had a good time in my tour! Maybe “Tendon” lunch was one of the best parts, haha!

Brent Rosen

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 17/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Brent san for the 5-star review!!

Ian Crabb

Australia
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 12/18

We were 2 families and booked Kenzo (K) for a full day tour in Kyoto-fantastic.We had probs getting to Kyoto, so having K help us for our first day was invaluable, all went so smoothly. He accommodated our wishes and we saw popular sites and some where we were by ourselves.Suggested where to eat (bottom of Kyoto Tower-also excellent).Our time in Kyoto was reduced so we used K again next day-could never have done so much without him. K then helped when our train was cancelled-he really went the extra mile

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the wonderful comment about my service! I’m sure for leading many people you also had spent so much time for planning and scheduling. I’m glad that I could help you a little bit. The train cancellation was very unexpected thing but I was relieved that you all managed to get to Nozawa onsen for skiing.

Trish Ellison

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 30/17

We had a wonderful day with Kenzo as our guide. He was very informative about Japanese history and culture, and a lot of fun to talk to. Our best day in Japan so far!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Trish san for coming to Kyoto and joining my tour! It was the final tour in 2017 and I was very glad to conclude the year by such wonderful memories with you all!

Nicole Harbort

Australia
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 19/17

Wow what a day! So many memorable places we visited with Kenzo in Kyoto! Kenzo was so lovely and patient with our children aged three and six years old. Great use of walking/train/taxis on the tour to reach all our sites. Great local knowledge and very patient with all our questions. Although you need more than one day in beautiful Kyoto this tour is very well planned if you are short on time. Kenzo is also a great photographer!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nicole, Tim, Ava and Arabella, Thank you very much for coming to Kyoto and joining my tour! I’m very happy to read your very positive review on my Kyoto highlights tour! I pray for your successful life back in Australia and hope to see you again in someday ;-)

Kim Morrow

Australia
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 19/17

Kenzo was fantastic! He was very knowledgeable and made our tour lots of fun. He was great with the kids and made sure the pace was suitable for them. I would not hesitate to recommend him and hope to return to Japan and tour with him again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Kim!! I had a great time with you and your family! I really appreciate your great review with 5 stars. I look forward to seeing you all again in Kyoto or Kobe.

York Se (Anna) Kok

Malaysia
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 13/17

We enjoyed our day out with Kenzo. He is a polite and jolly young man and was really patient with our blind mother when we moved around slowly. He even find easier and less crowded path for us. Lunch arrange was authentic and excellent. Thanks for a great day out.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Anna! It was very fun tour driving you around Kyoto!

Bonnie Ta

Canada
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 12/17

He made our trip very enjoyable eventhough it was raining.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bonnie! I’m very glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. Kyoto is beautiful even in rain ;-)

Robert Froehler

Germany
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 26/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the best rating Robert!

Rachel Widemann

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 2/17

We all had a great day with Kenzo, he took us all over Kyoto. I highly recommend Kenzo for anyone who wants to see the sites of Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rachel! I'm glad that you have enjoyed my driving tour! Hope to see you again :)

Thomas Manning

United Kingdom
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 29/17

Really enjoyed our tour with Kenzo. He is very friendly, fun and knowledgeable and was very keen to help with ideas for the rest of our trip. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Tomas for the great review!!

Erik Lennart Skoog

Sweden
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 12/17

Very friendly and and skilled. Very attentive to our needs. Great knowledge of Kyoto and Japaneese history

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review Keld-san!

Lauren Quackenbush

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 23/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lauren, Thank you so much!!

Yosue Rodriguez

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 5/17

Kenzo was one of the best guide I have had in multiple years taking tours. He made our day one to remember for years. Thanks Kenzo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Yosue for such a wonderful comment!! I'm looking forward to seeing you again when your daughter has grown up ;)

James Schwarz

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 30/16

Kenzo was a wonderful guide who made sure that our day in Kyoto was fun, informative and interesting. His deep knowledge of Japanese culture, customs, religion and history was impressive. It was definitely worth the investment to have him as our private guide. Thank you Kenzo for a wonderful day!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for being my final guests of 2016! In a short time, we saw a lot of things! I hope to see you again and I want show you more!!

Megan Armstrong

Australia
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 29/16

Kenzo was an excellent guide and his knowledge of Kyoto was extensive. He was able to plan a great introduction to Kyoto's main sites with variation due to our requirements. It was a fun and informative day making Kyoto and Japanese culture and history come alive. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Meg for the wonderful comment!! Enjoy your stay and I look forward to seeing you soon again!

Priya Singh

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 27/16

Kenzo was awesome for a full day private tour of Kyoto for me and my husband. The weather was rainy and cold and he still planned a full day for us by taking taxis and trains so we would stay dry and warm but still get so see all that we wanted. He was very knowledgeable of everywhere we went and took us to amazing Raman for lunch! I highly recommend Kenzo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Priya for the great feedback!! Yes, because we could use taxi, we stayed dry and could cover wide areas! Thank you for your help and I'm glad that you enjoyed the ramen I recommend ;)

John Robertshaw

Canada
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 20/16

Excellent and efficient guide. We covered a huge number of sites. Friendly and knowledgeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much John for the comment!! Next time, I'd love to show you more ;)

Raul Gallego

Spain
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 17/16

Kenzo is a Great guide. Fantastic trip by Kyoto. I will recommend Kenzo to all my friends that go to Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Raul! Yes please!! I'd like to see more guests from Spain! Also congratulation for Real Madrid!! It was such a nice game. You must have had a lot of fun! Although, Japanese team, Kashima Antlers wasn't that bad right??

Nicholas Fleming

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 21/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nick for the great rating!! Japan and pikachu are always with you!!

Nicholas Fleming

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 20/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nick for the great rating!! Japan and pikachu are always with you!!

James Gawrych

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 31/16

Kenzo was amazing! He is the best tour guide we've ever had (and my husband and I are world travelers!). He was professional, fun, and informative. We loved his handouts on Japanese history that showed what was happening around the world at the same time. He also had an iPad with other tidbits on Japanese history. All tour guides should be like Kenzo. He was incredibly knowledgeable, prepared, and answered our many questions with ease. So many more nice things to say buy we dont have enough room!!TheBest

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you sooooo much for your fantastic review!!! It was such a memorable tour for me too! My tours are improving day by day so when you have a chance to come back to Kyoto, I definitely want to be your guide again!

Melanie Santos

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 24/16

you couldn't ask for a better guide than kenzo-san. he took great care of our motley crew of seven from LA and London, including a six year old and a sixty-nine year old. he even found us sushi in landlocked kyoto! the quiet lovely gardens he took us to were highlights for me. you can tell he puts a lot of heart into what he does, several times going above and beyond. we'll also remember his unflagging good humor. thank you kenzo-san!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: OMB(Oh My Buddha)!! Thank you so much for the amazing review Melanie-san!!

Harvey Sands

Canada
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 21/16

We rated both days together: as just excellent and fun.see other reating posted.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Harvey!

Wardene Kanekoa

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 20/16

He was wonderful, funny, knowledge about the area and most of all, very pleasant to be around. I would highly recommend him for your tour guide and I would definetlly request his services on a future vacation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Wardene! I had a great time with you and your family too! And thank you so much for your souvenir from Hawaii!! Look forward to seeing you again :)

Alicia Lebrija

Mexico
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 18/16

Keno was a wonderful guide. We enjoyed him and all of this knowledge and humor. we had a fantastic day with Kenzo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Alicia!! As a Kansai(West Japan) local, I'm so happy to hear that you have enjoyed my guiding because humor is very important here ;)

Barbara G.

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 12/16

We had a great time with Kenzo! He was energetic but knew when we got tired. He switched the last of our tour to a taxi ride so we were still able to see everything we wanted! Kenzo took us to the most wonderful place for lunch, a highlight of the day. Thanks Kenzo, we will contact you again when we return to the area.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! Love to see you again Barbara!!

Yulia Yutsis

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 8/15

We had an amazing time with Kenzo. He made the tour so smooth and easy. He met us directly in front of the train when we arrived and then practically delivered us back to our train. The tour itself was wonderful. Kenzo provided a lot of interesting insight and was answering all of our questions with ease. He took us to the most popular sights as well as some less touristy areas and gave us a little taste of everything in Kyoto. We can't wait to go back and have Kenzo show us more of this beautiful city!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Yulia for having come to Kyoto and joined my tour!! It was such a nice day with you all and I also enjoyed the time with you :) Yes! Please come back because I have more things to show you!

Justine Pang

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 8/15

Kenzo was absolutely fantastic - he was easy to get in touch with over email before our tour. He planned a great tour and was really flexible with what we did based on our interests. I would highly recommend Kenzo - we had a great time and he really made this one of the most memorable days we had in Japan. He was also super fun to spend the day with!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Justine for wonderful comment!! I hope you had a great wedding and honeymoon in Hawaii!!

I-Shyh Ortiz

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 18/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I-Shyh-san, Thank you so much for the 5-star!!

JoAnn Westerman

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 15/15

Kenzo is enthusiastic and accommodating. It was a pleasure to go on a tour with Kenzao. I would recommend Kenzo wholeheartedly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you JoAnn!! I've loved you and your people! Please come back and have fun again!

Eric Loeb

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 28/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Eric!! You are amazing! Enjoy Nikko and rest of your stay in Japan!! All the best, Kenzo

Andy Mogelof

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 23/15

Kenzo was an excellent tour guide who provided us with a most memorable day. His meeting instructions were clear and easy. His command of English was excellent. His selection of sights gave us a great overview of Kyoto. He answered all our questions along with many interesting facts about the places we visited. His upbeat personality, energy, and sense of humor made the day fun and we truly felt he is a great person. We would recommend him without any hesitation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the wonderful comment on my tour!! I'm so glad to know that you have enjoyed Kyoto. I hope we cold meet again when you make a next trip to Asia!

Ellen O'Halloran

Australia
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 14/15

Thank you Kenso for a very informative and fun day in Kyoto, the whole group enjoyed your knowledge of the temples and the city itself. Your friendly nature and patience with our large group was also appreciated. We will be back to visit Kyoto in the near future thank you so much. Regards Steve and Ellen

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for such a great feedback about my tour!! I'm so glad to know everyone enjoyed my home city! See you again soon!

Alan Pratten

United Kingdom
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 24/14

Excellent cycle tour. A good mixture of cycling and sight seeing; a good mixture of well known temples and a couple of smaller temples which gave the real experience of how the local Japanese use these fabulous places of calm and contemplation. Kenzo spoke excellent English and had clearly read up on the local knowledge which brought the architecture to life. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the great review Alan!! It was really good that I could help you to make the most of your time in Kyoto!

Jason Prior

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 17/14

He was a 5. Very very good. Fantastic English and always sharing information about the area. Jason

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Than you so much for 5 stars rating Jason!! If you come back next time, I want to take you to Nara as well!

Sally N.

Australia
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 30/14

Kenzo did a great job of understanding our interests and tailored our day so we really enjoyed it. He is very knowledgable and was very happy to answer our many questions. As we travelled around he prepared a map for us showing our route and his suggested itinerary for the rest of our time in Kyoto. Having Kenzo show us around when we first arrived has been very valuable! we are now confident to use the buses and subway to find our way around and have our days all planned out. Thanks Kenzo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the great comment Sally!! I have enjoyed answering your questions and loved your travel style!

Julie Molen

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 18/14

We experienced a super 3-day tour by a super guide. Kenzo had emailed to me a list of proposed sightseeing. He came prepared with a map & marked our visits each day. He balanced use of trains, subways & cabs so as not to tire us out. I have knee issues, so Kenzo looked for elevators wherever possible. He gave us good historical information for each site visited. He preplanned our lunch stops which we really enjoyed. Three cheers for Kenzo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the great comment Julie!! Grad to hear you have enjoyed my tour!

Geevee Tian Seng

Philippines
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 19/14

Highly recommended tour guide! Kenzo is funny, informative, and definitely came prepared for our tour. He was very accommodating and adjusted to the pace of our group. Thank you very much, Kenzo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the great comment! Looking forward to seeing you again!

Andrew Shih

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 19/13

Did a full day Kyoto tour with Kenzo. Did an excellent job of planning the itinerary which crossed the entire city. Would highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you do much for the great comment Andrew-san!! Do come back to Kyoto and see you again!

Kimberly Ross

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 4/13

Kenzo was a wonderful tour guide. Prior to arriving to Kyoto, Kenzo had many emails with us planning our tour, ensuring that he had planned the perfect day for our interests and activity level. He met us at the train station and made our first day to Kyoto our easiest day of our trip!I just wish I had booked him for all three days that we were in Kyoto. Kenzo went beyond his call of duty. Even making a reservation for us for dinner and escorting us all the way there,after the tour was over!Thanks

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the great review!! I love to go beyond my duty for the great guests like you:)

Carolyn Hopkinson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 19/13

Kenzo was great and we all had a really good day. We used the one day bus pass and it was well worth it and meant we could easily crisscross Kyoto from one area to another to see many sights in one day. We also tasted lots of new and interesting foods. Thank you Kenzo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Carolyn for joining my tour! I also enjoyed it a lot with you!

Kat Reinhardt

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 16/13

Kenzo was a great guide for us in Kyoto. He had a lot of knowledge to share and many interesting facts about the various sites we went to. We were able to get in all the things we wanted to see. It was fun spending the days with him and we would highly recommend him to others. Thank you for such a fun and interesting time in Kyoto! Kat, Matt and Zach

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the great comment Kat-san!! I'm looking forward to seeing you again!!

Naomi Haig

Japan
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 3/13

Knowledgeable, enthuasistic, proactive, friendly, polite and excellent English. Also managed to handle English and Japanese for a dual language speaking family! I would recommend Kenzo if someone is looking for a tour guide in Kyoto. Thanks Kenzo !!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Naomi san, thank you so much for the great comment!

Mark Scarupa

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 2/13

My wife and I very much enjoyed our day with Kenzo in Kyoto. In fact it was our favorite day in Japan. Kenzo had the fantastic mix of being fun and friendly with being very organized. We learned about the history of Kyoto at every stop but not in a way that was dry and textbook like. I cannot recommend the experience enough.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great comment Mark-san!!

Jim Palmquist

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 15/13

Thanks to Kenzo. If there is anything about Kyoto that he does not know, we could not find it! His tour was great and included the expected sites, plus a few unexpected sites....and he did a 2 day tour in 1 day. He patiently answered every question, explained tatmai, and found a fantastic place to eat. Well done, Kenzo...you are fantastic and we certainly enjoyed everything about our tour. Cheers... Jim and Deb

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great feedback Jim and Deb!!! Hope you will have nice time Philippine too!!

Heather Owen

United Kingdom
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 9/13

Absolutely terrific! Kenzo-san showed us more of old Kyoto in a day than we would have found for ourselves in a week. He also coped with our dietary requirements, finding us the most amazing vegan restaurant, tiny, totally hidden away and utterly charming. And he was very kind and encouraging with my terrible attempts at Japanese. Full marks, arigatou gozaimashita. Heather

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great feedback, Heather-san!!! Good luck for your study of Japanese;)

Mei Teh

Malaysia
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 22/12

We enjoyed our local guided tour in Kyoto by Kenzo san. He is a knowledgeable guide and a fun guy to be with. He made us laugh and we had a good time! Thanks Kenzo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the rating Mei-san!!

Greg Petrela

Canada
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 11/12

Kenzo is an exceptional guide. He is extremely knowledgeable, speaks perfect English, and brings a youthful positive energy to his tours. Importantly, he appreciates that visiting tourist attractions needs to be supplemented by helping his guests connect with the local culture, to appreciate the essence of the city, and this he did very well. Take care Kenzo, and look forward to a bowl of late night 'finisher' ramen next time ! Kampai !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Greg-san, Thank you very much for the wonderful review! The time I spent with you all is unforgettable. Hope you will come back someday for a bowl of Ramen!! Kampai!

Susan Epstein

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 27/12

Kenzo was an amazing tour guide providing us with lots of information about everyplace we visited. He was also funny, friendly and personable and we all enjoyed our tour of Kyoto with him very much! I would recommend him unequivocally.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Susan! I hope you will have wonderful time in Nagano!

Hitoshi Castro

Japan
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 12/12

Thank you for taking care of our family in Kyoto. It was fantastic. Next time we will try biking. All the best. Hitoshi

Joann Teo

Singapore
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 17/12

The cycling tour around Kyoto with Kenzo was the most memorable for our family. Cycling through Philosopher's walk, to the Imperial Palace, temples and a beautiful river are still etched in our minds. Kenzo is a great cycling guide, always mindful of safety as our two young toddlers are pillioned on the bicycles. Kenzo is also quick to accomodate our last minute requests of visiting a Tofu making shop, buying steel bento boxes and Yukatas and trying out local snacks. Great Guide and Great Trip:)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was very nice that the rain stopped and we could enjoy cycling tour! Next time let's enjoy cycling with your children riding on their own.

April Alstrin

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 27/12

I would rate the tour in Kyoto by Kenzo a "5 out of 5". He was very friendly, personable, and a had good way of discussing the detail and history of the sights we covered. We had a great experience and would like to repeat with him if the opportunity arises. Regards, John

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much John! I'm looking forward to seeing you next time!

Gaik Khim Lee

Singapore
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 27/12

Our 2-day tour tailored by Kenzo covered the must-see spots, walking us through the local street, and pastry-making demostration at a Japanese pastry shop. My mother wasn't feeling well, but his genuine concerns & thoughtfulness made the tours pleasurable & leisurely for her to enjoy. He's meticulous and resourceful & VERY interesting too. He planned the itineraries well ahead but was still able to accommodate to our last-minute changes without a hitch. Your're truly a top professional guide, Kenzo san.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the rating! It was really great that you and your parents enjoyed Kyoto's almost all nice places. Though it were very cold days, I'm sure most places were much less crowded and more beautiful than usual days. Next time see you in Singapore!

Michelle Sin

Malaysia
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 24/12

Highly recommended to those who are travelling to Kyoto. The cycling tour conducted by Kenzo-san had allow us to see Kyoto in a very different perspective. Despite the cold weather, we enjoyed the tour very much. He speaks perfect English and knowledge on the attraction is great!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ben & Michelle! You have very nice family and good bicycle riding skills!

Leilani Tan

Philippines
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 27/11

We really enjoyed our tour with Kenzo. He was able to answer our many questions and would really go to great lengths to find out the answer if he's not sure. Lunch was the best. He brought us to a really quaint ramen place and all of us enjoyed our meal.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Leilani!! It was really good that you enjoyed my tour and a Ramen, Chinese noodle, restaurant. I love local food! Next time, I take you to other nice shops:) Have a nice end of the year holiday and a happy new year. Kenzo