6 of us took the Kyoto Full Day Tour by Car from Osaka. The guide/driver gave us good service. Good points: driver was courteous and on time; his car was clean n comfortable; his driving skill was save n steady Not so good: his English was hard to understand, we can only get half what he said; he did not give any commentary along the way, we would like to know some special buildings n sites; he gave little information on the places we visited, I could overheard some other guide's better information.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm very sorry for the comments that you wrote. I have to practice speaking English more and study more about guiding.
Mitsuyuki was a wonderful guide for our 12 hour tour of Kyoto from Osaka. He was prompt and a very safe driver in his immaculately clean vehicle. Throughout the tour, his knowledge of the history and culture was evident and we learned lots. He was very helpful in organizing our tour making the most of a very short time in the area. We saw much more that we could have if we took a ship excursion and would recommend this approach to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Donna-san for your excellent comments. I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed the Kyoto tour with me.
Lisa DeutschUnited States
Thank you so much for taking us around beautiful NARA. We know this wasn't your usual home turf, but you certainly went out of your way to be accommodating and helpful. You are an excellent driver and are very reliable. Thank you for a wonderful day in beautiful Nara.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your good comments. 2 of you visited Nara in the most beautiful season for Autumn color. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the Nara tour with me. I tried to accommodate your requests as much as possible.
Kori Koike SmithUnited States
Our family of 5 had a wonderful time with Mitsuyuki-san. He picked us up on time at our hotel near USJ. His van was very clean and he drove with caution. He took us to a very nice restaurant for lunch that was away from the hustle and bustle of the main Kyoto tourist areas. He was a pleasure to talk to and we really enjoyed our time. I only wish we had more time in the day to explore the Kyoto area but I will save that for another visit. Thank you very much for such an amazing experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your excellent comments. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the Kyoto tour with me. I also enjoyed the tour with your family. Your children are quiet and well-mannered. I enjoyed conversation with your husband. There are a lot more places to visit in Kyoto and other areas in Kansai Region including Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, and Kobe. See you again!
Mitsu was a very efficient and friendly guide. He was at our hotel ahead of time and brought us back to the hotel on time. We did not feel rushed at all and was very open and flexible to changes and our requests. He's very knowledgeable and spoke good english allowing him to communicate with us with so much comfort.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your excellent comments. I'm very happy that 2 of you enjoyed the Kyoto tour with me. I always try to accommodate my customer's requests.
Debbi DavisUnited States
Mitsuyuki is a great guide! He picked us up early, took us to some great sights in Kyoto, was considerate of the physical limitations of some of the people in our group, and very knowledgeable. His English was excellent, and he is a very safe driver. Make sure you are aware of the additional charge for tolls that will have to be paid at the end of the tour. We highly recommend Mitsuyuki!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Debbi-san. I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed a Kyoto tour with me. Tours with me are very flexible. I always try to accommodate my customer’s requests as much as possible. Please come back!
Beth PodolUnited States
Friendly--at lunch chatted baseball with my father but wished he had said more about the history/culture without us having to ask. Helpful--When we needed help getting the wheelchair over a curb he was there to help us Understanding--Due to things not under his control we had to cut the tour short Driving skills--quite good/excellent especially on the small roads. On time which is always appreciated
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Beth-san. I'm happy if you enjoyed a Kyoto tour with me. It was difficult for me to accommodate your requests to tour Kyoto with your father in wheelchair. I tried to meet your requests as much as possible.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for having the Kyoto tour with me. Please come to Kyoto again.
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Sally PilcherUnited States
Minimal information was shared about where we were.
It was a great tour from Osaka to Kyoto and Nara in a day with Mitsuyuki who was very accommodating and friendly. He has a lot of knowledge on the places we visited and great to learn the history of those places. Thank you again for a lovely day although we had rain all day long. I would highly recommended Mitsuyuki services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your excellent comment. I'm going to study more about my job and tours, and try to accommodate my customer's requests. I'm very happy when I hear that my customers enjoyed the tour with me.
Alicia JosephUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your excellent rating.
Mariano NapaUnited States
We had a wonderful and memorable experience with Mitsuyuki. He is very punctual. He drives his own van which is very clean. He was very flexible about it our last-minutes changes to our itinerary. He made us feel welcome and not rushed. He never gets tired of driving. He is polite, but intelligent - he is very knowledgeable about the places where we went, including the Nishiki Market. He has a thorough knowledge of Kyoto's local streets and traffic patterns to avoid heavy traffic. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your excellent comment. My experience as a taxi driver in Kyoto for 4 years is very useful to my present job as an English tour guide in Kyoto. I'm always trying to accommodate my customer's requests. I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed the Kyoto tour with me. Please come back to Japan.