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

Tour: The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour

Meiko T.
  Kyoto, Japan
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Andrew Davis

Australia
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Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 8/19

Meiko was a fantastic and knowledgeable guide who tailored the tour to our needs. Our 16 and 19 year olds enjoyed it. We saw an amazing amount in a single day. Thanks!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrew-san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. I am so happy you and your family enjoyed the tour and I myself had a great time with you all. Thank you again. I'm looking forward to seeing you again!

Nick Neubauer

United States
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Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 20/19

Great guide-Meiko is one of the best-Really good tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nick-san and Lorry-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was my pleasure to share my love to Kyoto with you. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you two and visiting many sites together. Hoping to see you again!

Arlene Reed

United States
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Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 17/19

Our tour of Kyoto with Meiko was absolutely fabulous. She is intelligent, knowledgable and a delight to be with.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Arlene-san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. I am very glad that you enjoyed the tour. I myself had a great time with you all. Thank you again. I hope the reminder of your travel will be very nice and interesting. There are lots more to see in Kyoto. I am looking forward to seeing you again!

Alan Lesser

Shoreline, WA., United States
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Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 6/19

Meiko-san is a sweet and caring person, and I was blessed to have her as my tour guide of Kyoto. I learned a great deal about Japanese and Kyoto cultural history. I will definitely hire Meiko-san again as my tour guide when I return to Japan! Alan Lesser

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alan-san, Thank you very much for your kind words and high rating. I really enjoyed your company and felt honored to be able to show you around Kyoto ad your guide. I was so impressed that you had visited Japan/Kyoto so many times and that you had a vast knowledge of Japanese culture/history. Thank you for liking Japan and its people. I appreciate it. I am looking forward to seeing you again soon!

Christian Bonnette

United States
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Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 11/19

Very informative and friendly guide. I chose to take a taxi to the first location of the tour and Meiko was so full of information. She offered a detailed explanation of each temple and point of interest we drove past. She was extremely knowledgable of every location we visited and offered her local knowledge on how to maximize the time in our tour. Thank You Meiko for a truly amazing day in Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christian san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. It was truly my pleasure to spend the day with you talking about the backgrounds of each site. Thank you for having interests in Japanese culture and history. I have so much more treasures to show in Kyoto. Looking forward to your next visit!

Steven Williams

United States
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Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 25/18

Great guide, very knowledgeable and flexible with the itinerary. Would high recommend

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Steve san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was truly my pleasure to spend the day with you. I hope the rest of your travel will be amazing and memorable. Looking forward to seeing you again!

Lauren Fagan

United States
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Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 16/18

Meiko was amazing! She took us to every sight we wanted to see in Kyoto and has great suggestions for places to eat. She explained so much of the history of Kyoto and taught us so much. I highly recommend her to anyone visiting!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lauren 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 myself had a great time with you and your mother. Thank you. I am looking forward to seeing you again!

Janelle Yarrow

Australia
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Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 18/18

Got to really feel what Kyoto was like in yesteryear. All the girls dressing up in their Kimonos gave the whole place an authentic feel. Meiko showed us a great day out, very informative and enthusiastic. We always hire a guide when travelling to learn about and immerse ourselves in the culture and Meiko didn't disappoint. Thanks for a great day

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Janelle san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. I’m very glad you enjoyed the tour and the flavor of ancient Kyoto. I myself had a great time with you all. Thank you for having interests in traditional aspect of Japan. I have so much more treasures to show in Kyoto and beyond. Looking forward to your next visit!

Jerome (JERRY) Reisman

United States
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Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 31/18

Meiko knows Tokyo and will describe all the sites available to see. Read your tour book before you go so if you wish to customize your tour you can exchange ideas. Very reliable, helpful, and competent...

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jerome san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I believe your whole trip in Japan was great. I'm looking forward to your next visit to Kyoto. I still have many places to show you around!

John Reardon

United States
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Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 19/18

Meiko is a walking encyclopedia of local and Japanese culture and history. For our family with young children, she made the stories from the past come alive for the entire family as we explored Kyoto. I highly recommend you meet this amazing person! It will be a tour you will remember for a very long time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I’m very glad you had a nice day. Thank you for having interests in Japanese culture and history. It was my pleasure to share my love for Kyoto with you and your family. Your children’s smiles made my day! I hope I can see all of you again in the near future!

Gabriel Fonzo

Chile
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Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 16/18

Meiko in Kyoto was absolutely the top of the world guides , if there are the chance to have 6 stars instead of 5 then I would rate them a 6 . Clear explanation on the various places visited , plenty of time on each of them , nothing in a hurry, excelent transportation used , fantastic food chosen. Great experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment and high rating. I feel honored to receive such a kind review. I’m very glad you enjoyed the tour and I myself had a great time with you all. I hope the rest of your time in Japan will be very nice and interesting. Looking forward to seeing you again! Meiko

Deborah Krebs

United States
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Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 9/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind message and high rating. It was lovely to meet you and your family and I'm so glad you had a nice day. I hope the remainder of your stay in Japan will be very nice and interesting. Hoping to see you again! Meiko

Mark Fleiszig

Australia
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Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 16/18

Meiko was an outstanding tour guide who I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone visiting Kyoto. The following are some of the positive qualities I would use to describe Meiko: * Kind, friendly & courteous * Knowledgeable & informative * Energetic * Extremely helpful * Well prepared & professional * Generous in nature and with her time * Passionate & enthusiastic Thanks so much Meiko for the wonderful experience you provided myself & my family and friends.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mark-san, Thank you very much for your comment and high rating. I feel honored to receive such a kind review. I really appreciate it. I’m really happy you enjoyed the tour and I myself enjoyed every moment with you all. Looking forward to seeing you again. Sending my best wishes, Meiko

Clifford Sethness

United States
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Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 20/17

Meiko was terrific. She took us all over Kyoto, explained to us the historical and practical signficance of the places, and made sure we had a stimulating and active day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your great review. I am very glad you had a good time in the tour. I really enjoyed your company and had a great time too. Looking forward to your next visit to Kyoto! Wishing you and your family a Very Happy New Year. Meiko

Omar Torres

Chula, CA, United States
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Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 22/17

Absolutely the best! We, a family of four, had the pleasure of taking an all day tour with Meiko. She coordinated with us months in advance to maximize our tour. At our request, she made reservations for a Kaiseki lunch in the Geisha district, which was unforgettable. She met us at the train station and helped us navigate the small streets of Kyoto, to find the house we were staying in. She is warm, friendly, extremely knowledgeable, and patient. It was as if a family member showed us around Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Omar-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I'm really happy that you enjoyed the day and I myself had a very nice time with you and your family. Looking forward to your next visit to Kyoto!

Sally Y.

Canada
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Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 4/16

My family and I really enjoyed our tour with Meiko. We really appreciate her knowledge of the history, religious practices and the Japanese culture which made our experience of visiting the different places much more interesting and richer. She took us to a backstreet where we were able to see a Geiko girl getting into a cab. She was also able to get us a booking for a tea ceremony in the evening. Her two recommendations for lunch and dinner were also excellent places to eat. We would recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sally-san, Thank you for your kind comments 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!

Lori D.

Naples, FL, United States
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Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 25/16

Hands down, the best guide we had in Japan and, in fact, the best Tours By Locals guide we have ever had anywhere (and there have been MANY). Not only did Meiko show us all the requisite sites for first-time travelers to Kyoto, she effortlessly fit in all the other "off-the-beaten-track" things I was hoping for, such as visiting various artisans studios for matcha green tea, pottery, tinware, etc. She's smart, elegant, accommodating, energetic, enthusiastic. Kyoto was pure magic, largely because of Meiko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jim-san and Jose-san, Thank you very much for your comment and high rating. I feel honored to receive such a kind review. I really appreciate it. I’m very happy you had a nice time here and I myself enjoyed every moment with you. Hoping to see you again!

Barbara Binder

Winterthur, Switzerland
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Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 13/16

I spent 4 days touring with Meiko and found her to be very knowledgeable about all the sights we visited. Because I have a special interest in gardens, she immediately adjusted the schedule in order to incorporate more of them. One day tour was entirely customised with Meiko being extremely well prepared also for sights that are not ordinarily in her program. Meiko is a charming, conscientious and lovely lady and I enjoyed every minute in her company!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barbara-san, Thank you very much for your kind comments and high rating. It was lovely to meet you and show you Kyoto and Nara. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and visiting temples, shrines and some of the hidden gems together. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Dan Bayer

United States
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Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 18/16

Very knowledgeable and accommodating. She planned a perfect day for us!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dan-san, Thank you very much for your review. I'm very happy that I was able to help you enjoy the day in Kyoto. Looking forward to your next visit!

Kelly Traver

United States
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Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 13/16

terrific tour guide! Knowledgeable, helpful with our other travel plans, fun to talk to - my family all loved our time with her

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kelly-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I also enjoyed the day with you and your family. Hoping you'll have a chance to visit Kyoto again!

Terence John Antonio

Philippines
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Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 18/15

She's awesome!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Terence-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I really enjoyed your company. Looking forwarrd to your next visit!

Pak Seong Woon

Malaysia
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Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 1/15

My wife and I had a great 2 day tour of Kyoto with Meiko T. She was very knowledgeable about history, culture and customs. She was patient and graceful to answer all our questions. We ate local delicacies like soba, yuba as well as kyoto delicacies at nishiki market. She knew the streets and back lanes of Kyoto very well and we were able to see many geiko and maiko at Gion. We will highly recommend engaging Meiko to our friends visiting Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pak-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was lovely to meet you and show you around Kyoto. I’m really glad you enjoyed the tour. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Japan too. Hoping to see you again!

Manuel Ferrer

Panama
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Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 18/15

Meiko was the best tour guide we had in Japan. She had great knowledge of history and was eager to offer interesting insights while being very accommodating to all out needs. Very recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Manuel-san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. I'm very happy that I was able to help you enjoy Kyoto. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!

John McGaw

Australia
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Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 27/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John-san and Janne-san, Thank you for your kind messages you sent me and the high marks. I also enjoyed the tour and had a very nice day with you too, thank you again. I hope that your whole trip in Japan was a great one. Looking forward to your next visit!

Kim Wuennemann

United States
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Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 16/15

Meiko was Awesome! Very thorough. Knew her history. Let us set the pace. Did not rush. Very accommodating with regard that we added an extra stop. Contacted us prior to our arrival regarding any questions, additions or changes to the itinerary and food preferences.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kim-san, Thank you for your kind comment and high rating. I'm really happy to know that you enjoyed the tour. Hoping to see you again!

Karen Knecht

United States
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Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 7/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karen-san, Thank you very much for giving me such high marks. Hope to see you again in the near future.

Barry Johnson

Canada
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Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 29/15

She had a very good program , tailored to suit our interests , always attentive and informative , even offered to carry our shopping! Great personal service. She also gave suggestions and directions for our next days touring on our own.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barry-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!

Eric O'Teney

United States
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Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 5/15

Our guide, Meiko, was very knowledgeable about the area. Her passion for the area made the trip even better than expected. Meiko is very personable and by the end of the tour felt more like family than a guide. I would recommend Meiko to anyone and suggest that if you have time do more than one day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eric-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was truly my pleasure to spend the day in such lovely company and I’m glad you enjoyed your time in Kyoto. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!

Carol Todd

New Zealand
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Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 1/14

Thanks Meiko for your suggestions re our tour itinerary which proved to be varied and excellent. Your wide ranging commentary gave us an understanding of Japanese culture and life and we enjoyed our traditional Japanese lunch. Our tour of Kyoto with you was a highlight of our visit to Japan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carol-san, Thank you for your kind comment and high rating. It was my pleasure getting to spend the day with you. I'm very glad that I was able to help you have a nice time in Kyoto. Hoping you'll have a chance to visit Japan again!

Beth OConnell

United States
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Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 28/14

Wonderful day. We learned a lot about the sites we visited and had a great Japanese lunch with explanations of the various courses.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Beth-san, Thank you so much for your kind comments and high rating. I'm very glad that I was able to help you have a nice time in Kyoto. I also enjoyed the tour and had a very nice day with you. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!