Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Kyoto Japan by Tour Guide Mitsuyuki N. (Guide #21479)


Melissa Nicholson

Australia
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Tour: #298977, Kyoto Full Day Tour by Car, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 13/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your excellent rating.

Melissa Nicholson

Australia
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Tour: #298977, Kyoto Full Day Tour by Car, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 12/18

Mitsuyuki was an excellent guide. He communicated clearly pick up times and organised a day based on places I requested to visit. His driving was excellent and travel by his air conditioned car made the heat of July bearable. He took great care in researching a fantastic restaurant to visit in the Arashiyama area for my 12 year old daughter who is vegetarian. It was off the tourist trail and absolutely delightful. The day was better than I had anticipated. Melissa Nicholson Sydney, Australia

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Melissa-san. Thank you for your excellent comments. I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed the Kyoto tour with me. I'm always trying to accommodate my customer's requests as much as possible.

Aina Ong

Indonesia
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Tour: #303327, Kyoto & Nara Day Tour by Car from Osaka, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 16/18

Very good driver n guide, an of course friendly. Very recommended

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are quick. Thank you for your excellent comments.

Debbi Davis

United States
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Tour: #298976, Kyoto Full Day Tour by Car from Osaka, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: May 5/18

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 Podol

United States
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Tour: #298976, Kyoto Full Day Tour by Car from Osaka, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 24/18

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.

Edward Walsh

Cremorne, NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia
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Tour: #298977, Kyoto Full Day Tour by Car, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 16/18

A very pleasant way to see Kyoto. We were a party .of 6 with one disabled person, Mitsuyuki handled this by getting us parking very close to most attractions. His knowledge of the area was fantastic and he took us to a great restaurant for lunch. I highly recommend his tour for any one interested in being driven around Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Edward-san. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed a Kyoto tour with me. I’m happy to accommodate my customer’s requests. Please come back.

Edward Walsh

Cremorne, NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia
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Tour: #298977, Kyoto Full Day Tour by Car, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 15/18

A very pleasant way to see Kyoto. We were a party .of 6 with one disabled person, Mitsuyuki handled this by getting us parking very close to most attractions. His knowledge of the area was fantastic and he took us to a great restaurant for lunch. I highly recommend his tour for any one interested in being driven around Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Edward-san. I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed a Kyoto tour with me. I always try to accommodate my customer’s requests. Please come back.

Ben Nacorda

United States
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Tour: #298977, Kyoto Full Day Tour by Car, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 4/18

Mitsu-san is the absolute best! Unlike Tokyo, getting around Kyoto is a little bit more complex. Having a guide with a clean comfortable car as well as the necessary knowledge and ability to change plans on the fly is truly essential! I was a bit late since I couldn't get on an earlier Shinkansen to Kyoto so I had to change the itinerary on the fly. Not only was Mitsu-san truly accommodating but he was able to shift our schedule efficiently so that I wouldn't miss any of my must hit spots. Book him now!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Ben-san. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your Kyoto tour with me. Tours with me are very flexible, so you can change the itinerary as you like at any time. Also I change the itinerary so that you can visit as many places efficiently as possible. Additionally I always try to accommodate your requests as much as possible.

Mitchell Tsurudome

United States
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Tour: #298977, Kyoto Full Day Tour by Car, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 26/18

Mitsuyuki-san was a fun tour guide and had plenty of personality and humor. We would not have been able to see as many sites along with the information provided without him as a driver. This was invaluable! He had recommendations for specific souvenirs and snacks that were specific to Kyoto. We should have bought more of these cause after you find out how good they are, you will have a hard time finding them elsewhere.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Mitchell-san. I’m very happy to hear that you enjoyed Kyoto very much. I’m always trying to accommodate my customers requests.

Susan Klibanoff

United States
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Tour: #298977, Osaka Full Day Tour by Car, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 22/18

Mitsuyuki is an excellent guide. I do agree with one comment I read previous to choosing him--and that is that he walks very fast, and sometimes it was hard to keep up with him. He has a van, which we appreciated, knows all the interesting places to go, and it was a very good day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your good comments, Susan-san. I should have been careful about adjusting to your walking speed. Thank you for your opinion. I will be more careful about my walking speed.

Susan Klibanoff

United States
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Tour: #298977, Kyoto Full Day Tour by Car, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 15/18

Mitsuyuki was very accommodating and willing to stop at places we chose, not necessarily sticking to the agreed-upon schedule. He was very helpful in offering to push a wheelchair for us, and had a large comfortable van.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your excellent comments, Susan-san. I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed the Kyoto tour with me. Tours with me are very flexible, so you can change the itinerary as you like at any time. Please come back.

Irene Chu

Bahrain
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Tour: #303327, Kyoto & Nara Day Tour by Car from Osaka, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 21/17

Very nice gentleman. Good English and very knowledgeable about the sites and history. Great recommendation on the restaurant. Thank you very much!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I’m happy to read that you enjoyed the tour with me. I’m always trying to accommodate my customer’s requests. Thank you very much.

Adeline Chan

Malaysia
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Tour: #303327, Kyoto & Nara Day Tour by Car from Osaka, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 20/17

Mitsuyuki-san was very responsive and also accommodating when we had to change our travel plans. Kyoto is rich in history & culture and we had a great day with his tour - visiting some of the Unesco World Heritage sites, Fushimi-Inari-Taisha and the bamboo forest. Thank you Mitsuyuki-san for the unforgettable experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your excellent comment. I’m happy to read that you enjoyed the Kyoto and Nara tour with me. I always try to accommodate my customer’s requests.

Grace Doni Andres

Laoag City, ILOCOS NORTE, Philippines
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Tour: #303327, Kyoto & Nara Day Tour by Car from Osaka, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 2/17

We had a great time with Mitsuyuki. We had the convenience of not having to run after trains or waiting for the next train. We were able to cover a lot of ground since we always had Mitsu's car. He talked endlessly about the history of places while he drove and while we walked. He has a very good natured disposition and always had a smile on his face. We overshot our time with him on our last day since we had to end in Osaka, our last stop and he brought us there with all our luggage in tow

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grace-san. Thank you for your excellent comment. I’m happy to read that you enjoyed the Kyoto and Nara tour. I’m always trying to meet my customers requests.

Grace Doni Andres

Laoag City, ILOCOS NORTE, Philippines
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Tour: #298977, Kyoto Full Day Tour by Car, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 1/17

With Mitsuyuki, we were able to see so much in one day. We did not have to take the subway, wait for trains, climb up so many flights of stairs, walk so many kilometers, etc. to get where we wish to go. Mitsuyuki's van had a lot of conveniences. And Mitsuyuki himself was a great guide! We did not expect to be brought to a sake brewery and we took delight in it. He knew a lot about history and we learned much from him. If you prefer the convenience of being in private vehicle, Mitsuyuki is for you. Great!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your excellent comments. I'm very happy that I guided you in my car. I'm always trying to accommodate my customer's requests. I can save your time in my car. You have limited time in Japan. I can take you to as many places as possible.

Agnes M.

Philippines
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Tour: #298976, Kyoto Full Day Tour by Car from Osaka, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 3/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for having the Kyoto tour with me. Please come to Kyoto again.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to quality customer experiences and takes all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences. We have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our normal high standards.

Rivera Hiudiel

Philippines
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Tour: Osaka, Kyoto, and Nara 2 Day Tour, Osaka, Japan
Date: Oct 30/17

Very accommodating guide, knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely recommend Mitsuyuki-san.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Rivera-san. Please come back!

Sally Pilcher

United States
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Tour: #298976, Kyoto Private Full Day Tour by Car from Osaka, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 18/17

Minimal information was shared about where we were.

Khaled Ahmed

Kuwait
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Tour: #298977, Kyoto Full Day Tour by Car, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 23/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Khaled-san!

Jenny Oey

Australia
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Tour: #298976, Kyoto Full Day Tour by Car from Osaka, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 16/17

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.

Mariano Napa

United States
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Tour: #298976, Kyoto Private Full Day Tour by Car from Osaka, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 19/17

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.

Norman Angus

Fairfax, VIRGINIA, United States
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Tour: #298977, Kyoto Full Day Tour by Car, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 29/17

Mitsuyuki gave us a real treat in Kyoto. He guided us to the museums and we were able to eat in a great restaurant. Sukiyaki was awesome.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your excellent comments, Norman-san. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the Kyoto tour with me. I'm always trying to meet my customer's requests.

Shirley B.

Quezon City, 1112, Philippines
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Tour: #298977, Kyoto Full Day Tour by Car, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 14/17

Margaret Babb

United States
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Tour: #298976, Kyoto Private Full Day Tour by Car from Osaka, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 5/17

Austin Anton

United States
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Tour: #303327, Kyoto & Nara Private Full Day Tour by Car from Osaka, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 19/17

Mitsuyuki was a fantastic guide! He customised a tour for my sister and I so we could visit Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka. He is very informative and knows what he's doing and where to go. We went to a total of six places for around an hour each, which was perfect for us. He also speaks very good English which was fantastic. Nothing better than having a great guide that shuttles you around in an air conditioned vehicle with extensive knowledge of the places you are visiting. I hope to do more tours with him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Austin-san and Brittney-san. Both of you are young and active, so we were able to visit a lot of places in Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka in a day. It was amazing. I enjoyed touring with both of you. Please come back to Japan.

Harvey Moore

United States
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Tour: Himeji Castle and Sake breweries tour, Himeji, Japan
Date: Jun 16/17

I recommend that you not use Mitsuyuki for any tours to the Himeji Castle. He was unknowledgeable of the Castle and we learned more from the signs on site and the internet than from him. In addition, the tour included a lunch stop, but Mitsuyuki has NO recommendations in Kobe, even though the next stop on the tour was Kobe sake breweries. We were also hoping for discussions regarding culture and history but got nothing. This made for very long travel to and from Himeji.

Susan Ty

Australia
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Tour: #303327, Kyoto & Nara Day Tour by Car from Osaka, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 14/17

Mitsuyuki-san's fluency in English helped in keeping conversations going on a number of topics. He's very punctual, jovial and quite flexible with places to visit. I am happy to recommend him to any new visitors. It was a pleasure to tour with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your Kyoto and Nara tour with me in my car. I'm always trying to accommodate my customers' requests.

Jil Chan

Singapore
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Tour: #303327, Kyoto & Nara Private Full Day Tour by Car from Osaka, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 5/17

A very patient and accomodating guide! Definitely top notch!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Your son(8) and daughter(5) are well-mannered and patient. It was easy for me to guide 4 of you.

Ofelia Ramos

Philippines
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Tour: #298977, Kyoto Private Full Day Tour by Car, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 17/17

Mitsuyuki-san is punctual, very considerate, and flexible. The full day tour was very much what we had wanted, with visits to temples, gardens, and a bit of shopping thrown in. Mitsuyuki-san's knowledge of the most efficient routes around Kyoto, his driving skills, and his command of English allowed us to have a full but relaxing day in Kyoto!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Ofelia-san. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your Kyoto tour with me.

Daniel Egerter

United States
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Tour: #298977, Kyoto Private Full Day Tour by Car, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 27/17

Mr. Mitsuyuki was friendly, informative, flexible, knowledgeable, and a good driver. It was an excellent introduction to Kyoto and the lay of the land, making the rest of our stay enjoyable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Daniel-san. I'm happy that I could accommodate your requests and you enjoyed your stay in Kyoto.

Zinnia S.

Philippines
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Tour: #298977, Kyoto Private Full Day Tour by Car, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 20/17

Mitsuyuki had his own car which made it very convenient for us (a party of 6 with 2 elders) to tour the must-see sights in Kyoto. We also told him what we wanted to see, instead of the sticking to the itinerary written on the listing.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank your Zinnia-san. I was happy to have Kyoto tour with you. You are really happy to have a wonderful family. I enjoyed guiding your family around Kyoto and also enjoyed meeting your requests.