Archana SpahnUnited Kingdom
I would like to thank Mr Yoshioro. I would give him 4 stars. Just a few comments from our side. With the GIon walk a lot of emphasis on Mitchelin restuarants which we were not interested in as much, in comparison to the American tourists. Also we did the 5 hr tour, which was short, but overall he did well to show us the parks, gardens, riverside. He was very accommodating with taking photos of the family.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for visiting Kyoto. Since I have learned how to take excellent photographs from you, now I can take better photos. I am ashamed to say that I used to have a single-lens reflex camera, but I was not able to skillful with that camera and consequently I didn’t use that camera gradually. So taking advantage of this opportunity, I will try to restart to use it.Thank you again.
Again another wonderful experience with Yoshiro, I absolutely loved the places he took us, the way he explains everything and he knows the best places to eat, forget about trip advisor.. Yoshiro knows everything to make your holiday amazing, from where to eat, or go but also to explain their culture, history, costumes. Highly recommend. Thanks Yoshiro.. we meant it, welcome to London to stay with us you and your family
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for giving me wonderful comments, Dayane. I enjoyed the tour very much with all of you. You bought me “kushi-Katsu" at Jan-Jan yokocho, so I will buy you ”fish and chips“ and London Pride next time. I really appreciate your consideration for others. Thank you again.
Absolutely wonderful! And worth every penny! Yoshiro's is very knowledgeable, he explain the history, and everything in our tour in a very clear and easy way to understand, he showed us the best places, knowing the time we had, we enjoyed him so much that we decide to book a tour with him in Osaka! Thank you so much Yoshiro, we really loved your country! And you made Kyoto, Nara and Osaka an unforgettable experience to us! And now my son is singing Ashita Aga aru sa :) xx
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your giving me such an untinted praise, Dayane. I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour of Japan and came to like Japan. Of course, I am also singing “ Ashita ga aru “ song everyday, remembering your family member. Please teach me the English version “ Ashita ga aru “ song next time. Thank you for giving me a pleasant memory.
Pamela Jasso lopezMexico
Our tour guide was great, we had a great time and learned a lot about Japanese culture.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for giving me a nice comment. I hope that you enjoyed okonomiyaki at Mizuno. Please visit Japan again in the future. Thank you again.
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.
Connie HetzlerUnited States
Yoshiro was really a fantastic guide. He came to our hotel to meet us and he was so prepared and explained the entire tour to us. As we toured with him he was very knowledgeable and we learned so much from him about Nara and about Japanese culture more generally. He was very gracious and helpful and his English was really perfect ! I have been on many tours in the world and I was really impressed by him. We would recommend him for any area of Japan as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for such a wonderful compliment. We walked a lot on that day and I could enjoy walking in Nara because of your consideration for others. Incidentally my wife guided her clients around Kasuga-Taisya in the afternoon and they gave up going there due to its overcrowding. So we were lucky to visit that shrine. Thank you again.
Lisa CicchiniUnited States
Yoshiro was a wonderful guide at Himeji Castle. He was a great ambassador for Japan and we learned a lot about local life along the way. Will use again for future trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice comment. I am really happy that you appreciate Japanese castle. I look forward to seeing you in the future. Thank you again.
Will GallacherUnited Kingdom
Yoshiro is an enthusiastic and friendly guide with extensive knowledge of Osaka and excellent English. He tailor-made the tour of Osaka for us and introduced us to a wide variety of restaurants from which to choose our lunch stop. We spent an enjoyable day with Yoshiro, and especially liked the visit to the Shitennoji Temple and garden.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the wonderful comment. As I told you today, considering our typical culture, it is a little bit hard for us to guide people here in Osaka, compared to Kyoto, because we do not have World Heritage sites in Osaka. Even though you accept Osaka temple, I really appreciate your broad-mindedness. Thank you again.
Tracey BoldemannTatkinUnited States
Yoshiro is a fantastic guide who offered us great historical knowledge blended with cultural lessons. He tailored the day to our needs, so we received a tour of temples, shrines, and walking the streets of Gion in Kyoto. We highly recommend him and we were also grateful for Yoshiro's caring and kindness.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful comment. Due to the missing hotel shuttle bus, we chose the completely different route. So I am really happy that you said like that. And thank you for showing consideration for me during the tour.
Yoshiro was fantastic in tailoring the tour to our needs. He was very knowledgeable and provided us an excellent experience of Osaka. His English was superb and was quite entertaining - this was definitely the highlight of our visit to Japan. We will definitely book with him again in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for all of your excellent compliments. I am so glad to hear those great comments and I am overwhelmed by your generous praises. I really appreciate all of your consideration for others. In the near future, I look forward to seeing all of you again. Thank you very much for warmest word to me. Arigato gozaimashita.
Adriana Del ValleMexico
Yoshiro is a great guide!! He is very king and he knows everything about Kyoto, every temple, shrine or street, everything about the culture and the history of Japan. We had a really beautiful day visiting many places. We truly recommend Yoshiro!! Thank you very much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for praising me. I was surprised at your smart kids. When I was in their age, I did not show any interest in cultures so much like them. Due to your consideration for others, I spent a nice day. Thank you again.
Yoshiro was an excellent guide for our first day in Japan. He was a wealth of knowledge on transport, restaurants, history and social customs. He gave us so many tips - from eating at lunch time because it was cheaper, to how to behave at a shrine - that we used every day on the rest of our holiday.Yoshiro gave us an excellent local tour as well. He was flexible and accommodated our modest jetlag. He gave us a varied day exploring Kobe, from the local restaurants to shrines, the foreign quarter and the
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your excellent comment. The picture you took from your hotel was wonderful, and the converse is also true, the photo you took from Port Tower. We had beef steak for lunch, then you tried gyoza for dinner and maybe you’ve tried many other Japanese foods while you were staying in Japan. So if it is possible, please come back to Japan so as to eat the rest of the Japanese foods. Thank you again.
Felimar MandacUnited States
The group had a great time with Yoshiro. He was fun to be with. He is very informative with the history of Osaka. He knows exactly where to go. The tour went over the time limit, but Yoshiro was so understanding enough to even accompanied us back to Umeda station. The only negative side of it, we did lots of walking. But overall...It was a very excellent tour. Thank you very much Yoshiro!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for giving me such a nice comment. On that day I also enjoyed the sunset at Nagai botanical garden. I am really happy that I could take you to Umeda shuttle bus stop. Anyway thank you for visiting Osaka. I really appreciate your consideration.
Michael LayUnited States
Yoshiro made us feel like we were his friends visiting Japan. He is very knowledgeable, witty, and friendly. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the quite a compliment. Please try to have Sukiyaki again. Thank you very much.
Thomas BahderUnited States
This was the best tour I have ever experienced. We only had one day to see many sights and Yoshiro made that possible in a very organized, informative, and interesting manner. He should be your number one tour guide!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your histest compliment. Since you know a lot about Japan, I am really glad of your comment. Thank you very much.
Matt TrinidadUnited States
Our tour was amazing! Knew a lot about Osaka and gave a great tour. Would definitely recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice review. Please enjoy other areas I explained, too, such as Amemura, Shinsekai, Umeda, Kitashinchi as well. Thank you again.
Desiree CabreraUnited States
My sister and I had a great time walking around Kyoto with Yoshiro! He was very informative and we learned some interesting things. He was flexible and offered to take pictures. He knew so many great restaurants and the top places to eat! Thank you for a wonderful introduction to Kyoto, Yoshiro!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your favorable review. Actually we walked a lot, yet there are many other World Heritage site in Kyoto. So please visit Kyoto again with your sister. I wish you continue success and health. Thank you again.
Jun ReinaUnited States
Yoshiro was an excellent guide. The day started out rough because of a typhoon but Yoshiro was very professional. He was also very flexible and clearly wanted this tour to be about us and what we enjoyed. We started out with a Kobe tour but spent most of the afternoon in the Osaka area walking around and eating our way through Kuromon Market and Shisaibashi. Yoshiro is now our go-to guide not only for Kobe or Osaka but the entire Kansai region.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank for your nice reference. Although we couldn’t go to the original destination due to a typhoon, however I am glad to hear that you liked the tour. I also enjoyed the tour because of your warm-hearted character. I hope I will see you in the near future in Japan. In that case I will try to manipulate the track of a typhoon. Thank you for everything.
Stephanie McDonaldUnited States
Yoshiro was the perfect guide! He is very familiar with the city and is willing to tweak the tour however you like to make sure you get the tour you want. We loved walking through all the different side streets and he had great recommendations regarding the best places to purchase genuine souvenirs (many off the beaten path). He also had a ton of different food recommendations around Kyoto that were super helpful. My husband and I both really enjoyed our experience and would wholeheartedly recommend him!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice reference, Stephanie. I also enjoyed the tour due to the warmhearted character of both of you. I also felt relieved that you could find such a nice genuine kimomo. That kimono really suits you well. I hope that you will enjoy Japan more. Thank you again, arigatougozaimashita, and matane,too. Yoshiro
Eldad BokerUnited States
Yoshiro, was my guide while I was touring Osaka. The gentleman is a professional, prompt, full of knowledge and willing to share it. He is flexible and willing to adjust his schedule to fit his customer's interests. I was impressed with his service so much that I arranged with him to guide me in my next stop ; Kyoto. I highly recommend Yoshiro as a guide to anyone interested in a high quality provider. E. Boker
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eldad Boker, Thank you very much for giving me your heart-warming comment. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed Japan with me. Please keep enjoying Tokyo, too. I'm looking forward to seeing you again when you come back to Japan with your wife. Thank you again. Sincerely, Yoshiro