Paul TakamatsuHonokaa, HI, United States
Ken had to wait for a long time on shore while immigration took place. He was patient and when our tour had to be cut short. He planned the rest of the day towards our wishes And we had a wonderful day walking along the canal under the most beautiful blooming cherry blossom trees. His stories were informative and very interesting
William HerterUnited States
Thanks Ken for an enjoyable day, good weather and good food to go along with the sites we visited.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi William, Thanks for your five stars.. Hope you have brought great memory back home. -Ken S.
Sharon G.United States
Our group loved having Ken guide us around Kyoto. He was very knowledgeable and flexible with our time frame. The lunch restaurant he took us to was delicious and a slice of local culture. I would definitely recommend having the private van for a group unless the places you want to go to are close. The van gave us the flexibility to go to places on opposite sides of town.
Frances RenteriaUnited States
Ken was an excellent guide. He did such a good job of picking us up at the Kobe cruise port and telling us about Japan on our hour+ drive to Kyoto. We saw so many wonderful sites in Kyoto where Ken resides. He also took us to his favorite neighborhood restaurant for lunch. Everyone enjoyed the full day. It was one of the best tours of our 35 day cruise!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Frances, Thanks for your five stars. Hope you have brought wonderful memories on Japan back home. -Ken S.
Charles ColumbusUnited States
Ken was our third and final excursion via Tours by Locals during our recent trip to China and Japan- our hat is off to this organization for the quality of their people. Ken could not have been more accommodating, professional and knowledgeable. We packed more into 8 hours than thought possible, but in a relaxed and enjoyable manner. His suggestions on transportation to best take advantage of the day worked extremely well- He guided us with much insight through Kyoto, a city he loves and knows well.
Kate BullardUnited Kingdom
A full 5 stars for this tour! Ken was amazing showing us the highlights of Kyoto in a day. Ken is extremely knowledgable and took the time during the tour to get to know us. Kyoto is beautiful and was bought to life by Ken's excellent knowledge of the area. Our driver was also excellent in a very comfortable mini van. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Kate, I hope you have brought great memory back home. -Ken S.
Anthony D.United Kingdom
We enjoyed a wonderful cruise excursion to Kyoto with Ken. We were docked at Kobe and Ken organised a jumbo taxi to kyoto which was clean and comfortable. Ken was very attentive throughout explaining things clearly and answering all our questions but not overloaded with info Kyoto is full of lots of wonderful things to see and we had only one day! Ken's tour included the main highlights and led us through some places which were busy easily. We had a wonderful memorable day and can thoroughly recommend it
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Anthony, Thanks for your five stars. I also thanks for your leadership during the tour. Hope you will bring great memory back home. -- Ken S.
Lynette SmithUnited States
Ken was great, We had limited time in Kyoto because our ship docked late. Ken gave us an incredible tour including a fabulous typical lunch. We plan to come back with more time.. We highly recommend him.
Debra BarnesUnited States
Ken was a wonderful guide. Very informative.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Debra, Thanks for your five stars. Hope you have a great cruise tour and back home. -Ken S.
Jo Anne VaughnUnited States
Ken, our guide was amazing. He picked us up promptly at the dock. The transportation was great. We saw many outstanding sights in Kyoto. His descriptions were informative. His English was very easy to understand. He is an interesting person. We went to a great place for lunch. Then he delivered us promptly back to the ship. It was a great tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jo, Hope you have brought great memory back home. --Ken S.
Robert Waldbaum Mdmanhasset, NY, United States
one of the best guides we have ever he gave us a great discussion about the history of japan and what is going on now he showed us kyoto both the historic sites and the beautiful sites any one who uses ken will be very hsppy
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bob, Thanks for five stars. Hope you will bring great memory on Japan back home. -- Ken S.