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

Tour: Personalized Private 4-hour Kyoto Tour

Meiko T.
  Kyoto, Japan
Overall Rating:     about ratings


Stig Berg

Norway
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Tour: #69371, Personalized Private 4-hour Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 26/20

Meiko was great. We had a wonderful trip to the imperial palace and nishi market. She had a lot of knowledge and lots of stories, and could answer any question we had. After the guide was over she sent us some links with info to some of the things we had talked about during the guide so that we could investigate this more on our own. A fun trip I highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stig-san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. It was truly my pleasure to spend the day with you and your family. I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour and I myself had a great time. Thank you for having interests in Japanese culture, history, food, etc. I hope the rest of your time in Japan will be very nice and interesting!

Bessie Stoops

United States
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Tour: #69371, Personalized Private 4-hour Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 4/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bessie-san, Thank you for your feedback. It was truly my pleasure to spend the day in such lovely company. I am looking forward to seeing you again!

Mark Troski

Australia
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Tour: #69371, Personalized Private 4-hour Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 28/18

Marvelous tour by the brilliant Meiko We loved every minute She is very well informed and the tour was fascinating We loved it Thanks again for a great day

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was lovely to meet you and your family and I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour. Hope you will visit Kyoto again soon!

Thomas Manning

United States
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Tour: #69371, Personalized Private 4-hour Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 3/18

She prepared an excellent itinerary. In addition she had wonderful material on the temples and other places we were visiting. We would use her again also. With temperatures close to 100 F, we did have to talk Meiko to use cabs on some trips after a couple of days.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Thomas san, Thank you very much for your kind review. I am very glad you enjoyed the tour and I myself had a great time with you and your family. I am very flexible and adjust any part of the itinerary according to my guests' needs. It's been very hot and humid here. The itinerary we discussed was based on public transportation use. I was very happy when you chose taxis to stay cool. Thank you again. Looking forward to your next visit to Kyoto!

Nicole Herron

United States
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Tour: #69371, Personalized Private 4-hour Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 24/18

Meiko is WONDERFUL - so incredibly knowledgeable and kind. We toured some beautiful sites with her, and she provided a ton of information to help us plan our itinerary for the rest of our time in Kyoto. We have two young children, and she was very patient with them and willing to adjust the schedule as needed. Meiko taught us quite a bit about Kyoto history and helped familiarize us with current customs and the transportation system - such an engaging and helpful guide! Five stars - Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nicole san, Thank you very much for your kind comments and high rating. I'm really happy that you enjoyed the day and I myself had a very nice time with you. Your daughters' smiles made my day. Thank you again. I am looking forward to your next visit to Kyoto!

Brooke Thomas

United States
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Tour: #69371, Personalized Private 4-hour Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 30/18

Wonderful tour guide. Knowledgeable, friendly and easy. We loved our tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brooke san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was my pleasure getting to spend the day with you. Looking forward to your next visit!

Cheryl Barnes

Australia
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Tour: #69371, Personalized Private 4-hour Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 18/18

Had the most wonderful tour with Meiko. Although we arrived early she was there waiting for us at the designated meeting point. Her English was very good as was her knowledge of history and culture at all stops. Lunch at a local famous restaurant in the Gion district was enjoyed by all. And we were personally put back on the correct train for Kobe at the end of the tour, would recommend Meiko to anyone looking for a fun and informative tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cheryl-san, Thank you for your kind comment and high rating. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed the tour. It was truly my pleasure to spend the day in such lovely company. Hoping to see you again!

Alex Fibishenko

Australia
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Tour: #69371, Personalized Private 4-hour Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 2/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for giving me such high marks! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels! Looking forward to your next visit to Kyoto!

Simone S.

Australia
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Tour: #69371, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 21/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dear Simone-san, Thank you very much for your review and private message. I hope your whole trip in Japan was a great one. Kyoto has a lot more treasures which are difficult to cover in 4 hours. Hoping to see you again!

Max Kaufmann

Switzerland
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Tour: #69371, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 6/16

Meiko is a charming person with a lot of knowledge about the topics to be covered. She masters well the time table and comes even up with additional suggestions to make the visit more unique. I highly recommend her services in order to make a visit of Kyoto a memorable experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Max-san, Thank you for your kind comments and high rating. I'm so happy to read that you enjoyed the tour. I also enjoyed every moment with you and your wife. Hoping to see you again!

Orit Cohen

United States
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Tour: #69371, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 3/16

Couldn't ask for more. The perfect guide: knowledgeable, punctual, friendly, good sense of humor, smart, attentive, considerate! Mieko-san made our private touring a definite success. Arigato gozaymas. Orit and the rest

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Orit-san, Thank you again 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 all. Arigato gozaimashita! Looking forward to seeing you again in Kyoto!

Jennifer Feldman

United States
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Tour: #69371, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 16/16

Meiko was an excellent guide, extremely knowledgeable, and helpful! She went above and beyond! I would highly recommend Meiko for a tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jennifer-san, Thank you for your kind comment and high rating. It was lovely to meet you and I'm so glad you had a nice day. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!

Erika Seguin

Canada
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Tour: #69371, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 26/16

Meiko gave us an wonderful tour full of information on Japanese shrines and temples. We came away with a great sense of the culture. We would have never known most of the information with out her knowledge. She also prepared a nice collection of maps, and other information for us to take away ,which was a lovely personal touch. A great way to spend half the day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dea Erika-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment. It was my pleasure getting to spend the day with you. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!

Rowena Mitchell

United States
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Tour: #69371, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 15/15

We could not ask for anyone better than Meiko. She is very sweet, knowledgeable and accommodating. We have a very active 7 y/o son and Meiko engaged him, making ninja stars for him, teaching him about the temples and prayers. She has a magic purse. When my son wanted to save gravel for a souvenir, she had a ziplock bag. When we took off our jackets, she had a collapsible bag for it and on and on. She is simply amazing. We had 2 days with her in Kyoto and we saw everything we wanted. Thank you, Meiko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rowena-san, Thank you so much for your kind comment and high rating. It was so nice to meet with your whole family and I'm very happy that I was able to help you enjoy the day in Kyoto. Hope to see you all again in the near future!

Daphne del Prado

United States
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Tour: #69371, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 28/15

Excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable, accommodating to our requests, adjusting schedule as needed. Highly recommend Meiko to all visitors.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Daphne-san, Again, thank you for your feedback. I'm really happy that you enjoyed the day and I myself had a very nice time with you and your company. Hoping to see you again.

Emilie Mae Wickett

Parkwood, Perth, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, Australia
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Tour: #69371, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 17/15

Meiko greeted us punctually and cheerfully at Kyoto Train Station. She came very well prepared with maps and written information about aspects which could interest us in and about Kyoto.She was eager to answer our questions and was very knowledgeable about Kyoto's rich history and heritage.She was also very attentive to our physical comfort - providing us with umbrellas for the rain, facilitating our access to public transport and making sure we had a good lunch and frequent rest stops.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Emilie-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating! I'm very glad to know that I was able to help you have a nice day in Kyoto. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Nina Warshaw

United States
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Tour: #69371, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour for Nina-san, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 28/15

Meiko was our guide in Kyoto Japan and she was amazing. She showed us all around the city and we went to spots where the tourists don't go. She brought us to a traditional restaurant for lunch which was amazing. She was very knowledgeable about the area as that is where she lives. If we ever go back to Japan we would want her to be our guide again. Her English was great and she was very easy to understand.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nina-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating! It was lovely to meet you both and I'm so glad you had a nice day. I hope you had a wonderful time on your cruise! Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Alice Nagai

United States
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Tour: #69371, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 22/15

We booked 2.5 days with Meiko and have to say she was perfect match for our group of 4 mature adults from Hawaii. She taught us much about Kyoto and the Japanese culture. Felt very comfortable getting ourselves around by bus and subway with her guidance which carried over to our trip to Tokyo. She lead us to discover many wonderful heritage sites as well as shopping sites we never would have found on our own. Fun and energetic! She changed up a few things for us and we had a memorable time. Sad to leave.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alice-san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. I'm glad that I was able to help you enjoy your stay in Kyoto. Hoping you'll have a chance to visit Kyoto again!

Marlene Bankwitz

United States
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Tour: #69371, Oct 14,15,16 Tours (Kyoto, Ise and Nara tour), Ise, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 14/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marlene-san, Thank you again for giving me such high marks. Looking forward to meeting you in the near future.

Nisha K.

Switzerland
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Tour: #69371, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour for Nisha family, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 8/15

Fantastic day with such a sweet person! Meiko was so kind and lively to spend the day with. She was so knowledgeable and very eager to ensure that we got to see what we had set out to see. We were even able to sight official Geishas in the early evening in Gion which was such an added bonus to our already exciting day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nisha-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I really enjoyed your company and it was an enjoyable time for me, too. Looking forward to your next visit!

Patricia Wang

Australia
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Tour: #69371, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 20/15

Meiko was excellent in every way. Friendly, informative and thoughtful. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Patricia-san and Ken-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I also enjoyed the tour and had a very nice day with you. Looking forward to your next visit!

Jonathan Pym

United Kingdom
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Tour: #69371, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 3/15

Meiko is a delightful and very knowledgeable guide, with excellent English. From the beginning we established an easy relationship and over two days we have learnt an enormous amount, not only about the history of Kyoto but also about the culture of Japan. Meiko's knowledge of the Shinto and Buddhist faiths made visiting the temples and shrines a fascinating experience. We recommend Meiko highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jonathan-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I had a delightful two days with you! I hope the remainder of your time in Japan is nice and interesting. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!

Jeanne Wang

United States
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Tour: #69371, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 28/15

Meiko was a great guide. She listened to our needs and arranged a great tour. She was very knowledgeable so we were able to learn a lot of interesting facts from her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jeanne-san, Thank you for your feedback again. I also enjoyed the tour and meeting you all. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Japan too. Looking forward to your next visit!

Curt Pullen

United States
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Tour: #69371, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 25/15

Meiko-san is a wonderful guide. She is very knowledgeable, flexible to our needs and extremely polite and engaging. We did not have a great deal of time available, and knowing this she made our experience in Kyoto very effective. She seems to anticipate our questions and areas of interest and points-out very interesting facts and details about the city and places while travelling between the major sites. Our family highly recommend her and would happily engage her again. Thanks you, Meiko-san.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Curt-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I'm very glad to know that I was able to help you to make the most of your short time in Kyoto. I enjoyed the tour myself. Thank you again. Hope to see you all again in the future.

Victoria Dykman

United States
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Tour: #69371, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 17/15

Excellent guide! Very knowledgeable, mindful about our specific interests, always ready to help with any problems and adjust the tour to our needs. Takes time to show as much as possible. I would not hesitate to recommend Meiko to any of my friends going to Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Victoria-san, Thank you for your kind comment and high rating. I really enjoyed your company. Please give my best regards to your daughters. :-)Looking forward to your next visit!!

Dennis Crawford

United States
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Tour: #69371, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 12/15

Meiko made our tour unique and memorable. She cheerfully shared her extensive knowledge of Japanese culture, history and social customs which put the sites we visited in perspective. Part of our journey included honoring our parents (WWII veterans) and praying for peace for all people. She helped us perform the prayer at a specific temple observing all protocols so that our actions were respectful and dignified. We came away with exactly the kind of memories we were seeking. We recommend her highly!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dennis-san, Thank you for your kind comment and high rating. It was my honor to spend time with you on such an important occasion. Thank you very much again. I'm looking forward to your next visit to Kyoto.

Patricia Chanyan

Canada
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Tour: #69371, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 22/15

Meiko was a great tour guide. We had an afternoon tour, and she was cheerful and upbeat, even though it was a long day for her. She also gave us helpful information for our second day in Kyoto when we were on our own. She answered all our questions and took her cues from us as to how much time to spend at each attraction. I only wish she had availability to be our tour guide on the second day also, as we got much more out of our visit with her guidance!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Patricia-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I also enjoyed the day with you and your family. Hoping to see you again!

Marcia St. Claire

Canada
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Tour: #69371, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour for Marcia-san on March.5, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 5/15

Meiko is warm, friendly, flexible, prepared and just plain wonderful. as arranged, we had a thorough tour of the gion area. she came w/ a book of photos because seeing a geisha was unlikely. when we saw two & I couldn't get a pic, she emailed me a copy of hers. we had planned to see a Shinto shrine, but I changed my mind & asked to go shopping for kokeshi. meiko took me to a myriad of shopping areas, then for a tea ceremony as arranged. this was one of the best days of my life. I'd book her again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marcia-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. We were so lucky to see geishas even in the morning! I was glad you were able to buy kokeshi here in Kyoto. :-) I also enjoyed the tour with you very much. Hoping to see you again in the near future!

May Yong

Singapore
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Tour: #69371, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 11/14

Meiko-san was a lovely and warm guide, she gave us nuggets of info everywhere, off sidewalks, at pavement shrines and by the rivers etc. She was also very professional, when our time was up but we had not completed her itinerary, she continued to guide us, with absolutely no measure of impatience. Thank you for your lovely hospitality Meiko-san!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear May-san, Thank you very much for your nice comment. It was my pleasure getting to spend the day with you. Kyoto has a lot more treasures which are difficult to cover in 4 hours. Looking forward to your next visit!!

Jonathan Morris

United Kingdom
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Tour: #69371, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 11/14

Meiko was a fantastic tour guide - warm, friendly, knowledgeable and hugely passionate about her city, culture, people and country. We only had a far too short time to explore Kyoto, but Meiko gave us a fantastic introduction and set us up for the remainder of our stay. Our time with her was the absolute highlight of our trip to Kyoto, and we would absolutely recommend her to anyone else looking for a superb guide around this amazing city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jonathan-san, Thank you very much for your kind words and high rating. It was my pleasure to share my love to Kyoto with you and Melanie-san. I look forward to your next visit to Japan. I have so much more treasures to show you around. :)