Ben NacordaUnited States
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 TsurudomeUnited States
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.
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.
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 AndresLaoag City, ILOCOS NORTE, Philippines
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 AndresLaoag City, ILOCOS NORTE, Philippines
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.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for having the Kyoto tour with me. Please come to Kyoto again.
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Very accommodating guide, knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely recommend Mitsuyuki-san.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Rivera-san. Please come back!
Sally PilcherUnited States
Minimal information was shared about where we were.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Khaled-san!
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 NapaUnited States
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.
Shirley B.Quezon City, 1112, Philippines
Margaret BabbUnited States
Austin AntonUnited States
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 MooreUnited States
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.
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.
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.
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 EgerterUnited States
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.
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.