Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Osaka Kobe Nara Japan by Tour Guide Kenzo S. (Guide #3770)


Maria de las Nieves Flores

Mexico
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Tour: #27508, Kyoto Fun-ride Cycling, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 20/18

Catherine Gomez

United States
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Tour: #27508, Kyoto Fun-ride Cycling, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 17/18

Kenzo was a wonderful tour guide and we (family with kids ages 10-13) can't think of a better way to explore this beautiful city than on a bike tour! Kenzo was fun, very knowledgeable and very accommodating and took us to places we would never have seen otherwise! I would highly recommend a bike tour and highly recommend Kenzo (we booked him for a full day tour the following day too - he is an amazing tour guide!) Thank you Kenzo!!

Rick Judt

United States
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Tour: #28996, Kyoto Half-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 29/18

Kenzo was our guide - he was very friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and professional. His English was perfect. He gave us an extensive history or background information on many of the sites we saw. I would definitely use his services again, and recommend him for friends or other travelers.

Stella Lavy

Basking Ridge, NJ, United States
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Tour: #28996, Kyoto Half-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 20/18

Kenzo gave us a great overview and more on Kyoto in such a short time— from key shrines to off the beaten path areas only locals know, to a taste of the food and introduction to the culture and religion, without feeling rushed. My teen age kids were very engaged and found it very interesting. Highlight of our trip. Thank you Kenzo!

Cedric Leong

Singapore
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Tour: #28996, Kyoto Half-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 11/18

No tour of Kyoto is complete without time spent in Nara. Whether it's the giant Buddha or the quaint traditional homes in the wooded areas, it's just an unforgettable time. And Kenzo knows just where to take us for a quiet outing.

Cedric Leong

Singapore
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Tour: #27508, Kyoto Fun-ride Cycling, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 10/18

Cedric Leong

Singapore
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Tour: #28996, Kyoto Half-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 9/18

Nobody should miss this energizing biking tour with Kenzo. He's a professional leader and guide who always ensured our safety along narrow paths and across city streets. He also took extra care to secure a special bike for my partner who was not very good at biking. We had a great time visiting an exclusive garden, riding across the pebbled grounds outside the Imperial Palace, and negotiating the fascinating Philosopher's Path.

Cedric Leong

Singapore
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Tour: #28996, Kyoto Half-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 8/18

The tour to Fushimi Inari opened a window into the unique social, economic and political history of Kyoto. Tofukuji offered a welcome opportunity for us to be one with nature, and Gion was such an experience of a fascinating culture even though we didn't have sufficient time to explore it together with our guide, Kenzo. On the whole, we had a swell time.

Sybil Noss

United States
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Tour: #27508, Kyoto Fun-ride Cycling, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 19/18

Kenzo brought my bike to the hotel and waited for me to show up (I was a little lost). I had a wonderful time riding to temples and shrines. All the way, he was helping me polish my beginner Japanese language skills. Kenzo, not only is a delightful host, he has a treasure of history and culture to share. We went at a comfortable pace. Time to sit and take in the beauty and peace of a temple garden, and then off again swooshing down back side streets. I've never had so much fun! Kenzo, you're awesome!

Lisa Heath

United States
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Tour: #28996, Kyoto Half-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 18/18

Kenzo is the best! Due to a change in sched, our fam (2 parents and our two 20+'s) spent 2 fabulous days with Kenzo. Kenzo pretty much customized our days. Day 1: bike tour—it was safe, easy, VERY fun and we saw so much of Kyoto—backroads and main attractions. Day 2: Kenzo picked us up in his new car which allowed us to see several more distant attractions we couldn't bike to. Knowledgeable, fun, great photographer, BEST cold soba restaurant, plus we left Kyoto feeling like we made a lifelong friend!

Lisa Heath

United States
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Tour: Tomoko's Customized Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan
Date: May 17/18

Kenzo is the best! Due to a change in sched, our fam (2 parents and our two 20+'s) spent 2 fabulous days with Kenzo. Kenzo pretty much customized our days. Day 1: bike tour—it was safe, easy, VERY fun and we saw so much of Kyoto—backroads and main attractions. Day 2: Kenzo picked us up in his new car which allowed us to see several more distant attractions we couldn't bike to. Knowledgeable, fun, great photographer, BEST cold soba restaurant, plus we left Kyoto feeling like we made a lifelong friend!

Alessandro Vanini

Switzerland
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Tour: #28996, Kyoto Half-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 7/18

Kenzo is a very expert and passionate guide who introduced us to some of the most beautiful spots in Kyoto. Also, the tour was very well prepared according to the rainy weather. Highly recommended.

Ronald N.

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #28996, Kyoto Half-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 28/18

A 5-Star Experience: Fushimi Inari Shrine & Zen Temple & Local Cuisine Kenzo makes you feel at ease from the moment you first set your eyes on him. With him, we visited the Fushimi Inari Shinto shrine which is famous for its thousands of orange/torii gates. Kenzo took us through crowds to the top of Mount Inari; then through the mountain trails where we were essentially alone; and then to an exquisite and natural zen museum followed by a great lunch among locals. In him, you will find an true expert!

Mirella M.

Australia
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 21/18

Our large group of 9 were all so impressed with Kenzo. He was very prompt, very knowledgeable, answered all our questions and had a wonderful knowledge of the sights we visited together, he is also very kind, patient and wonderful with children (we had 5 with us). He went out of his way to help us to our next destination which we truly appreciated. Would highly recommend Kenzo as a guide. Thank you Kenzo for all you showed us and helped us with.

Jocelyn Velasco

Philippines
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 19/18

Andy Beinssen

Australia
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 16/18

Excellent. Kenzo was relaxed company for the day. He has great English and a good understanding of Kyoto which he generously shared. He was able to customise his tour to suit our active family and even magically found a little distance from the many other tourists throughout the day. I recommend him without any reservation.

Sue Walduck

Australia
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Tour: #27508, Kyoto Fun-ride Cycling, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 14/18

Fabulous English. Brilliant hot-tip for spotting geisha. Catered well for everyone in our group from 8 yr old to parents to grandparents.

Jodi Davis

United States
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Tour: #28996, Kyoto Half-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 7/18

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.

Eric Schaeffer

United States
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Tour: #28996, Kyoto Half-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 4/18

Kenzo was an excellent tour guide. Personable and very easy going. Also speaks excellent english. Made our first day in Kyoto really fun.

Nancy Silvis

United States
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Tour: #28996, Kyoto Half-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 28/18

Nancy Silvis

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 27/18

Kenzo was a wonderful guide. He was very accommodating to my group's request for changes in the itinerary at the last moment. He was very perceptive at understanding what we enjoyed and then going to lengths to provide that type of experience. His English is excellent. He would provide us with detailed history or other information (along with tables, photos, graphs) but also give us space to enjoy the moment on our own terms. Best guide ever!

Peter Horst

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 10/18

Kenzo was a wonderful guide. He put together a perfect itinerary based on our timing and interests. He has a thorough knowledge of the sites and their history, and presents it all in a very engaging way. He's a delight to spend time with. I highly recommend Kenzo and any tour he offers.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Peter-san for the great review! Yeah we could cover so many places by using taxi and I had a fun time to share many topics about Kyoto and Japan. I really appreciate your energy for catching me up haha! See you next time too ;-)

Amy Lust

United States
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Tour: #28996, Kyoto Half-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 3/18

What a great way to see the big sites of Kyoto! Kenzo had an itinerary, but was flexible with options. At the end we planned to walk through the Bamboo forest, Kenzo took us to the train station, rode with us there and gave us directions and advice on the route to go.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Amy! I’m very glad that you have enjoyed my half day tour. Though it was a short time, I’m sure that we could maximize our time to enjoy Kyoto!

Supatcharee Sirikulvadhana

Thailand
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 1/18

We, the group of 3, had a great time in Kyoto. My parents are 70+ so we need a comfy and slow tour. Surprisingly, with the expertise of Kenzo, we could make it to 7 places including Kinkakuji, Ginkakuji, Fushimi Inari, Gion, Sanjusangendo, Ninansaka and Sannensaka. Kyoto is super! In addition, Kenzo is very knowledgable, flexible, polite and taking great pictures ;) In sum, highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Patch san! I also had great time guiding you and your parents to many places. Worried a bit how much walking we can do, but it turned out to be a good distance walk we made! Your parents are so fit! See you next time too ;-)

Tamlyn Worrall

Japan
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Tour: #28996, Kyoto Half-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 17/18

Great way to see Kyoto, by walking through the streets and sights. Kenzo was knowledgeable, interesting and fun to spend time with. He showed us the famous sights but then also took us through the back streets pointing out life in Kyoto, to a rarely visited shrine where we were the only people. It was perfect after the crowds. He also regularly stopped us for family photos, which I appreciated in particular as my husband and sons always make a fuss about me asking someone to take our photo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tamlyn san for the great review! Yes taking my guests pictures is always fun thing for me ;-) Also thank you for recommending my guide service to your friends! I look forward to seeing you again and I will take you to more off the beaten places!

Kwong Chat Peter Ho

Hong Kong
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 8/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Peter-san for the 5-star rating!!

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.

Ava Weiner

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 1/18

Had an awesome day with Kenzo! He showed me so many cool things in just a day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ava for the great review! It was such a cold day but I’m so glad to know that you had a good time in my tour! Maybe “Tendon” lunch was one of the best parts, haha!

Brent Rosen

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 17/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Brent san for the 5-star review!!

Ian Crabb

Australia
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 12/18

We were 2 families and booked Kenzo (K) for a full day tour in Kyoto-fantastic.We had probs getting to Kyoto, so having K help us for our first day was invaluable, all went so smoothly. He accommodated our wishes and we saw popular sites and some where we were by ourselves.Suggested where to eat (bottom of Kyoto Tower-also excellent).Our time in Kyoto was reduced so we used K again next day-could never have done so much without him. K then helped when our train was cancelled-he really went the extra mile

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the wonderful comment about my service! I’m sure for leading many people you also had spent so much time for planning and scheduling. I’m glad that I could help you a little bit. The train cancellation was very unexpected thing but I was relieved that you all managed to get to Nozawa onsen for skiing.

Soni Agarwal

United States
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Tour: #27508, Kyoto Fun-ride Cycling, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 11/18

Kenzo-san was a wonderful tour guide! From the moment we saw him, he was so warm and friendly. We did the bike tour which was relatively flat, with a few slight uphills. Kenzo-san stopped at less crowded places - truly displaying the charm of Kyoto. We appreciated his patience (I was a bit slower of a biker), knowledge, and humor and would highly recommend his tours! We learned a lot! PS, he took us to the most delicious, flavorful ramen place towards the end. Thank you for a wonderful day, Kenzo-san!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Soni-san! Domo arigato~~!! Such a wonderful review! I’m so glad that you had a great time in my bike tour. Come to Kobe next time! I will deliver a good bike tour there soon ;-)

Rita Dean

Australia
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Tour: Kobe City Walk Half-day, Osaka, Japan
Date: Jan 4/18

Kenzo provided his excellent professional knowledge and advice that more than we expected throughout the time we stayed. Communicating with English was never a problem between us. We couldn't have a wonderful time without Kenzo's help through this part of our trip. Thank you Kenzo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rita for such a great review for my first Kobe tour!! It was very good that I could do my best to serve you and you had enjoyed it ;-) When you come back next time, I’d love to show more uncovered places in and around Kobe ;-)

Trish Ellison

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 30/17

We had a wonderful day with Kenzo as our guide. He was very informative about Japanese history and culture, and a lot of fun to talk to. Our best day in Japan so far!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Trish san for coming to Kyoto and joining my tour! It was the final tour in 2017 and I was very glad to conclude the year by such wonderful memories with you all!

Nathalie Ross

United States
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Tour: #28996, Kyoto Half-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 27/17

Kenzo was wonderful! He picked us up extra early from our hotel and planned an itinerary that was fun and engaging for our family of 5, but also stayed away from the more touristy attractions. He gave lots of explanations and took us behind the scenes at the Budo Center when I mentioned my kids were interested in martial arts. Great day and highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Nathalie!! It was such a cold day in Kyoto. I really appreciate your patience and giving me a such a wonderful comment! I hope you had a great time through your entire vacation in Japan! All the best :-)

Nicole Harbort

Australia
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 19/17

Wow what a day! So many memorable places we visited with Kenzo in Kyoto! Kenzo was so lovely and patient with our children aged three and six years old. Great use of walking/train/taxis on the tour to reach all our sites. Great local knowledge and very patient with all our questions. Although you need more than one day in beautiful Kyoto this tour is very well planned if you are short on time. Kenzo is also a great photographer!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nicole, Tim, Ava and Arabella, Thank you very much for coming to Kyoto and joining my tour! I’m very happy to read your very positive review on my Kyoto highlights tour! I pray for your successful life back in Australia and hope to see you again in someday ;-)

Caitlin Macnamara

Australia
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Tour: Quick 2-hour Tour!, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Dec 4/17

Kenzo was such a great tour guide, we thoroughly enjoyed our 2 hour tour. I was concerned we might be rushed, but it was perfect! Kenzo had the tour well planned, and he was able to answer all of our questions, explain about the sites we visited and about Japanese customs. Kenzo also showed us how to write our names in Katakana, and have us a card with simple phrases in Japanese which made the tour a little more special :) Thank you again Kenzo, we hope to book another tour with you in the future!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Domo Arigato~ Caitlin-san! Yes in just 2 hours, we could have done many things! Haha! I look forward to seeing you again in the near future!

Peter Waters

Australia
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Tour: Drive Tour! Kyoto's Countryside, Miyama Old Village, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Dec 3/17

Kenzo's tour of the countryside around Kyoto was fantastic. The scenery is beautiful, and he took us to out of the way paces not heavily touristed, including a great Wagyu beef restaurant attached to a butcher shop.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Peter for your great feedback!! I’m very glad that you two have enjoyed both scenery and Wagyu beef!

Grace Doni Andres

Laoag City, ILOCOS NORTE, Philippines
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Tour: Off the beaten Kyoto Gardens, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Nov 30/17

We had a great day with Kenzo. Our pre tour e-mail exchanges was indicative of his desire to make our tour a most memorable one. During our tour, he allowed us to walk slow and enjoy the beautiful autumn foliage of Eikando temple, philisopher's path, Ginkakuji, and Kyoto Imperial Palace. He talked well about history and we learned a lot. He was very caring guide, even offered to carry our footwear while touring the temples. We enjoyed our unagi lunch at this nice restaurant. I wish to book him again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Grace for very positive review on my tour!! I’m very glad that you have enjoyed beautiful autumn Kyoto on that day. The Unagi restaurant I took you to is my favorite. Glad that you liked it too ;-) See you again in the near future! Maybe Sakura season??

Steven Mukai

United States
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Tour: #28996, Kyoto Half-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 20/17

Kenzo was absolutely the best. He was prompt, professional, FUN, educational . . . FRIENDLY. He has a good sense of humor and made us feel at ease right away. He was very knowledgeable about history, fauna, food. He led us efficiently from place to place, using intetesting shortcuts that we would never have taken. The restaurant where we stopped for tea was incredibly beautiful! We have just started our trip, but pretty much know that Kenzo's tour will be the highlight. Arigato, Okini, Kenzo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Steven-san, Domo-arigato!! Thank you so much for taking my tour at the beginning of your journey! I didn’t think we could cover so many places on that day! (you all must have been tired after long flight). We did a pretty good job! I look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kim Morrow

Australia
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 19/17

Kenzo was fantastic! He was very knowledgeable and made our tour lots of fun. He was great with the kids and made sure the pace was suitable for them. I would not hesitate to recommend him and hope to return to Japan and tour with him again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Kim!! I had a great time with you and your family! I really appreciate your great review with 5 stars. I look forward to seeing you all again in Kyoto or Kobe.

York Se (Anna) Kok

Malaysia
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Tour: Drive Tour! Kyoto's Countryside, Miyama Old Village, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Nov 16/17

This is the second tour with Kenzo and it was a relaxing day out in the country with leisurely walk around the villages houses. My friends and family enjoyed it very much. My mom was most impressed with the wonderful lunch arrangements made by Kenzo. Thank you for the great tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Anna, Thank you so much for your second great review!!! I’m very glad you all (especially your mom!) enjoyed the local beef lunch! !

York Se (Anna) Kok

Malaysia
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 13/17

We enjoyed our day out with Kenzo. He is a polite and jolly young man and was really patient with our blind mother when we moved around slowly. He even find easier and less crowded path for us. Lunch arrange was authentic and excellent. Thanks for a great day out.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Anna! It was very fun tour driving you around Kyoto!

Paul Losordo

Boston, MASSACHUSETTS, United States
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Tour: #27508, Kyoto Fun-ride Cycling, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 10/17

Kenzo was an excellent cycling guide, as well as very knowledgable about art, philosphy, and general world knowledge, in addition to being a great guide to Kyoto. Cycling was super easy, safe, and we look forward to another trip to Kyoto in the future!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Paul! We had a long bike ride on that day! When you come back, let’s go even farther!

Audrey Gonzalez

United States
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Tour: Off the beaten Kyoto Gardens, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Nov 2/17

We really appreciated how responsive Kenzo was to the things we were interested in and our level of cultural familiarity. Walking the backstreets and quiet gardens were some of our favorite parts, and he really took the time to explain things to us and ensure we were enjoying ourselves. He taught us how to use the bus system (so helpful for the rest of our stay in Kyoto!) and introduced us to obanzai. Kenzo is an excellent guide, and we highly recommend him to anyone staying in the Kyoto area.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Audrey, Thank you so much for the 5-star review on my garden tour! It was very nice to know that you enjoyed Kenzo style tour, walking though the backstreet and eating at a local Obanzai lunch! I’m sure that you could enjoy Kyoto from a local view point in the rest of your stay. Again thank you so much! Hope to see you again in the future!

Christian R.

Switzerland
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Tour: Off the beaten Kyoto Gardens, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Oct 18/17

We had a lot of fun following Kenso on his tour. His explanations were perfect and the garden well chosen. Don't hesitate to book a tour with him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very very much for your comment and great review for my garden tour!! I was so happy about guiding people like you two who have great interest in our tradition and culture. I really hope you will keep having fantastic stay in Japan and look forward to seeing you again.

Chris Chui

United States
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Tour: Custom-made Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Sep 19/17

We were lucky to have Kenzo showing us around Kyoto. We have a 1.5 yo baby and he has been very patient and thoughtful with us. He made our trip so comfortable and relaxing, and we did not have to worry about much touring around. He even squeezed an extra tour around Nara for us at the last day which we never thought that would be possible. We left some paper in his car and he even drove back to the hotel and returned it back to us. What an amazing guide and friend! Highly recommending him!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Domo Arigato Chris, Christine and Austin!! The time we spent together in Kyoto and Nara is my treasure! See you again in the future!

Beth Hillhouse

Canada
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Tour: Custom-made Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Sep 17/17

I'm so grateful Kenzo was flexible enough to agree to my special request to guide me on a morning run of Kyoto. He led me to the most beautiful sights. He planned the run route and emailed it to me in advance, he was in good touch via email in the days beforehand, he was early and ready for the appointment time and was a perfect guide for my run. I'm so happy with his service and so grateful to kenzo. I recommend him wholeheartedly. Thank you Kenzo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my first time to bike with a full marathon runner, Beth! And it was so fun! When you come back next time, let me plan the 42km perfect running route ;-)

Bonnie Ta

Canada
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 12/17

He made our trip very enjoyable eventhough it was raining.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bonnie! I’m very glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. Kyoto is beautiful even in rain ;-)

Robert Froehler

Germany
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 26/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the best rating Robert!

Lana Dang-Thomsen

United States
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Tour: Custom-made Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Aug 22/17

Elizabeth Drigotas

United States
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Tour: #28996, Drive Kyoto Half-day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 25/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Elizabeth for the 5-star rating of my drive tour!!

Heath Johnson

United States
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Tour: Drive Tour! Kyoto's Countryside, Miyama Old Village, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Jun 18/17

Kenzo kept in touch with us right up to the day of the tour. He showed up at our hotel on time and off we went. Kenzo speaks very good English and knew a lot about Kyoto and the surrounding area. Anything we asked about Japan or its culture he was able to answer. Spending the day with Kenzo was fun and relaxing, it was like hanging out with an old friend. I highly recommend using Kenzo if you are visiting that part of Japan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Heath for such a warm comment! "it was like hanging out with an old friend." I really liked this!! Thank you again!!

Rachel Widemann

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 2/17

We all had a great day with Kenzo, he took us all over Kyoto. I highly recommend Kenzo for anyone who wants to see the sites of Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rachel! I'm glad that you have enjoyed my driving tour! Hope to see you again :)

Martin Briggs

United Kingdom
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Tour: #27508, Kyoto Fun-ride Cycling, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 1/17

A really enjoyable morning with Kenzo. He found our hidden machiya and brought along a couple bikes for us. We quickly got our orientation within Kyoto. He took us to some wonderful temples and took time to explain the hidden meanings. We showed us how to get to places we wanted to see later in the week. We had an exhilarating dash up the river. Our favourite place was Vermilion Cafe. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martin and Francis, Thank you so much for the great comment! I'm so happy to know that you have enjoyed my bike tour! Next time I like to show you more ;)

Thomas Manning

United Kingdom
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 29/17

Really enjoyed our tour with Kenzo. He is very friendly, fun and knowledgeable and was very keen to help with ideas for the rest of our trip. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Tomas for the great review!!

Lucy Hodge

United States
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Tour: Kyoto Izakaya(local pub) Hopping!, Kyoto, Japan
Date: May 15/17

Kenzo was a fantastic guide, and I greatly enjoyed the izakaya tour. I learned a lot about Japanese food and pub culture, and Japanese culture in general, and was able to visit pubs I otherwise would not have known about or been brave enough to go to by myself. It was a great way to spend a Monday night. He also had excellent recommendations on other places to go while in the city. Very highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Lucy for such a great review for my Izakaya tour!! I really enjoyed eating, drinking and having chat with you. See you next time in Boston or Japan again!

Erik Lennart Skoog

Sweden
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 12/17

Very friendly and and skilled. Very attentive to our needs. Great knowledge of Kyoto and Japaneese history

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review Keld-san!

Lisa Davidson

United States
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Tour: #28996, Kyoto Highlights Half-day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 11/17

Excellent English, very knowledgeable, thoughtful and helpful. I highly recommend Kenzo and his tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Although it was raining today I'm happy to know you have enjoyed the tour!

Lisa Davidson

United States
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Tour: #27508, Kyoto Fun-ride Cycling - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 10/17

Kenzo is a wonderful, knowledgeable guide, we highly recommend him. English is superb!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Lisa for bringing a good fortune to enjoy cherry blossoms!!

Kathryn Patterson

Australia
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Tour: #27508, Kyoto Fun-ride Cycling - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 8/17

An absolutely fabulous guide. This was our first tours by locals tour, and were a little sceptical, but went as the reviews were great. It was a rainy day but didn't destroy the wonderful time we had.Kenzo helped with other things to see too, and we visited a private zen garden, which for me was the highlight.I loved the leisurely pace, but still saw so much. Well done for making our day fabulous. ( when it could have been terrible due to the weather)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Kathryn!! I’m so glad that you have enjoyed my biking tour regardless of the rain! When you come back next time, I pray for a fine weather in Kyoto ;-)

Shelley Correll

United States
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Tour: Kyoto Izakaya(local pub) Hopping!, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Apr 1/17

Kenzo is a great guide. We were able to visit 2 Izakayas that we would never have found on our own or felt comfortable entering. We also learned a lot about Kyoto culture from him. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Shelley for the grate time of "Nomi-ni-cation" and fantastic feedback!! Good luck for your work ;)

Lauren Quackenbush

United States
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Tour: #28996, Kyoto Highlights Half-day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 24/17

Kenzo was a fantastic tour guide!!! We spent a whole day in Kyoto and a day in Nara with him. We saw so much and he took us to authentic Japanese Lunch places that were great!!! I would highly recommend Kenzo for all of your tour guide needs in Kyoto and Nara. His English is excellent and he was very flexible with our schedule and had great suggestions and took us to extra things we would have never found on our own!!! If you are going to Kyoto , email Kenzo!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lauren, Thank you very very much for the fantastic comment!! It was so good that you really liked the restaurants I took you to! I used my car for the first time in your tour and it is very good to know that you enjoyed the flexible style tour. Love to show you next time more countryside of Japan! Thank you again for having a time to write the review!!

Lauren Quackenbush

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 23/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lauren, Thank you so much!!

James Tipton

United States
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Tour: Quick 2-hour Tour!, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Mar 10/17

Great guide! Great English skills and very adept at explanations . Would gladly engage services again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Jim-san!! I wish I could be with you longer! See you again next time ;)

Victoria Ryan

Australia
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Tour: Kyoto Izakaya(local pub) Hopping!, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Jan 27/17

Absolutely the best fun you can have in Kyoto!! Thanks to Kenzo we tried great food, sake and beers, and met wonderful people that we would not have been able to on our own. If you have only one tour in Kyoto, do this one!! Kenzo makes sure the evening is fun and interesting, HIGHLY recommend this tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you so much Victoria for the great comment about my Izakaya tour!! We were so lucky about the people we met at Izakaya! I didn't do anything. You just brought special connection to the local Kyoto people! Thank you again and hope to have another chance to drink together!

Rosa Chiappini

Australia
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Tour: #28996, Kyoto Highlights Half-day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 10/17

Kenzo was a very friendly and informative guide. We did a 4hr walking tour of Kyoto and with 7 children in tow and he kept them engaged and was very responsive to their questions. It was wonderful to see them chatting to him as the morning progressed. His tour of the Fushimi Inari Shrine made it very interesting and we noticed things we wouldn't have seen without him. It was also great to have someone explain the different foods on offer at Nishiki Market. We really enjoyed his company. Thank you Kenzo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rosa!! I usually don't take a large group tour but actually I really enjoyed guiding your group including communicating with your kids!! I want to have a full day tour when you have a chance to come back next year ;)

Yosue Rodriguez

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 5/17

Kenzo was one of the best guide I have had in multiple years taking tours. He made our day one to remember for years. Thanks Kenzo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Yosue for such a wonderful comment!! I'm looking forward to seeing you again when your daughter has grown up ;)

James Schwarz

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 30/16

Kenzo was a wonderful guide who made sure that our day in Kyoto was fun, informative and interesting. His deep knowledge of Japanese culture, customs, religion and history was impressive. It was definitely worth the investment to have him as our private guide. Thank you Kenzo for a wonderful day!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for being my final guests of 2016! In a short time, we saw a lot of things! I hope to see you again and I want show you more!!

Megan Armstrong

Australia
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 29/16

Kenzo was an excellent guide and his knowledge of Kyoto was extensive. He was able to plan a great introduction to Kyoto's main sites with variation due to our requirements. It was a fun and informative day making Kyoto and Japanese culture and history come alive. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Meg for the wonderful comment!! Enjoy your stay and I look forward to seeing you soon again!

Nik Askaroff

United Kingdom
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Tour: Kyoto Izakaya(local pub) Experience!, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Dec 28/16

Kenzo was great fun and took us to some lovely places. You can agree with him what you want but need to do this in advance as many bars/ restaurants have to be reserved so don't leave this until the last minute. A great tour for a fun evening and good value.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nik for the 5-star for my Izakaya tour! I had a wonderful time with you two, taking, drinking and laughing! It was such a perfect "Nomi-nication" we made :)))

Priya Singh

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 27/16

Kenzo was awesome for a full day private tour of Kyoto for me and my husband. The weather was rainy and cold and he still planned a full day for us by taking taxis and trains so we would stay dry and warm but still get so see all that we wanted. He was very knowledgeable of everywhere we went and took us to amazing Raman for lunch! I highly recommend Kenzo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Priya for the great feedback!! Yes, because we could use taxi, we stayed dry and could cover wide areas! Thank you for your help and I'm glad that you enjoyed the ramen I recommend ;)

John Robertshaw

Canada
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 20/16

Excellent and efficient guide. We covered a huge number of sites. Friendly and knowledgeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much John for the comment!! Next time, I'd love to show you more ;)

Raul Gallego

Spain
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 17/16

Kenzo is a Great guide. Fantastic trip by Kyoto. I will recommend Kenzo to all my friends that go to Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Raul! Yes please!! I'd like to see more guests from Spain! Also congratulation for Real Madrid!! It was such a nice game. You must have had a lot of fun! Although, Japanese team, Kashima Antlers wasn't that bad right??

Delaine Duncan

United States
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Tour: #28996, Kyoto Highlights Half-day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 9/16

We loved Kenzo! Kenzo guided my husband and I around Kyoto for four hours on our first day in Kyoto. We visited the Fushimi Inari Shrine, a Buddhist rock garden, the Kiyomizudera Temple, and a local Ramen restaurant. All sites were incredible and the ramen was probably the best we've ever had. Kenzo was extremely patient when we wanted to take photographs and was very knowledgeable about Kyoto history and religion. EXCELLENT TOUR GUIDE!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Delaine!! Glad you liked the ramen restaurant that I took you to ;) It was a short tour so next time, let's have more fun in a longer tour!!

Margaret Klepacz

United States
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Tour: Kyoto Foodie - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Nov 22/16

Kenzo is a very engaging tour guide and walking with him through the Nishiki market was a great foodie adventure. He introduced us to hidden (for us) gems and we were able to try different foods, which made for a fabulous combination. I wish I could do it again !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the great review Margaret!! I hope you have enjoyed the tempura place after the tour too ;)

Sharon Richstone

United States
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Tour: #28996, Kyoto Highlights Half-day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 22/16

We loved spending time in Kyoto With Kenzo. He is very smart, knowledgeable, charming and fun to be with! He showed and explained many things we could not have learned from a guide book. We now consider him a friend! Ten stars for Kenzo !!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for another 5 stars!!! I hope you will enjoy the stay in Kyoto and look forward to seeing you again!!

Sharon Richstone

United States
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Tour: Kyoto Izakaya(local pub) Hopping!, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Nov 21/16

Kenzo's tour was a 10! Very cool guy. Looking forward to another day with Kenzo tomorrow !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Sharon and Don!! I was really amazed by how you travel Japan! Next time please be me guide of Tokyo and your home!!

Geraldine Lazarus

Australia
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Tour: Off the beaten Kyoto Gardens - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Nov 13/16

Kenzo is a five star guide. It's not only about the great gardens he took us to, it was his thoughtfulness: lunch was at a restaurant in a hotel with a beautiful pond garden, and he'd reserved a table looking over it. He took us to a library in the Imoerial Park (the forested park, a part of that huge park I'd never seen) and read us a story from the library. His generosity of spirit inspired the day and his knowledge about the city and gardens was prodigious. Thank you, Kenzo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for highly appreciating my garden tour and my service!! I'm so happy to know that you enjoyed the forested library a lot ;) That was a real off the beaten place wasn't it??

Patty van der Schoor

United States
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Tour: Customized Private Tour for Patty, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Oct 31/16

Fabulous customized all day tour. Kenzo was timely, organized, well informed and enthusiastic. He knew the city well. He was able to introduce to us sights, smells and tastes that were unknown to us, take us to places off the beaten track, and give us guidance concerning sites that were not on the tour. I would highly recommend friends, if in Kyoto, to look up and book a tour with Kenzo, without hesitation. His command of the English was impeccable. Thank you, Kenzo, for sharing your home with us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Patty!! I loved the time which we spent together!! Come back to Kyoto and I'd love to show you more!!

Steven Vogt

United States
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Tour: Kyoto Countryside, Miyama Old Village - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Oct 9/16

Kenzo was a great guide. He was on time picking our group up and had good van for the 6 of us. He had a well planned day for us and it was great to get out of Kyoto (Big city) for the day and see the countryside of Japan. During our trip we visited a very old mountain temple, farmers market, rice farm, Miyam village, and a sake manufacture. All were great. We never felt rushed. The trip was well worth the money and time. I highly recommend the trip and Kenzo as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Steven for the great review!! I felt so happy about showing a different aspect of Kyoto and contributing to countryside tourism which will be more important in the near future! I'm so glad to know you liked the tour :)))

Michael Booker

New Zealand
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Tour: Kyoto Izakaya(local pub) Hopping!, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Sep 11/16

I really enjoyed this tour I tried lots of different foods and alcohol but then on top of that kenzo helped me talk to the chefs and cooks and also other Japanese customers the 3 hours flew by I was having alot of fun it was almost too short but if it was any longer I think I'd have gotten well over drunk I wish I could take this tour in other parts of japan I highly recommended this tour and will recommend it to my friends and family if they come here

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for being the first reviewer of my Izakaya tour!! Glad to know that you have enjoyed the 3 different Izakayas very much! I had a lot of fun too! Look forward to seeing you next time and have fun together again :)

David Rogers

Australia
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Tour: #28996, Kyoto Highlights Half-day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 6/16

Kenzo did a great job and tailored our tour to suit us perfectly. Very knowledgable and friendly guy, would use him again. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much David-san!! It is very nice know that you have enjoyed my tailored tour so much! I love to take people to nice hidden gardens so lets go and see them more next time ;)

Nicholas Fleming

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 21/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nick for the great rating!! Japan and pikachu are always with you!!

Nicholas Fleming

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 20/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nick for the great rating!! Japan and pikachu are always with you!!

James Gawrych

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 31/16

Kenzo was amazing! He is the best tour guide we've ever had (and my husband and I are world travelers!). He was professional, fun, and informative. We loved his handouts on Japanese history that showed what was happening around the world at the same time. He also had an iPad with other tidbits on Japanese history. All tour guides should be like Kenzo. He was incredibly knowledgeable, prepared, and answered our many questions with ease. So many more nice things to say buy we dont have enough room!!TheBest

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you sooooo much for your fantastic review!!! It was such a memorable tour for me too! My tours are improving day by day so when you have a chance to come back to Kyoto, I definitely want to be your guide again!

Melanie Santos

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 24/16

you couldn't ask for a better guide than kenzo-san. he took great care of our motley crew of seven from LA and London, including a six year old and a sixty-nine year old. he even found us sushi in landlocked kyoto! the quiet lovely gardens he took us to were highlights for me. you can tell he puts a lot of heart into what he does, several times going above and beyond. we'll also remember his unflagging good humor. thank you kenzo-san!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: OMB(Oh My Buddha)!! Thank you so much for the amazing review Melanie-san!!

Harvey Sands

Canada
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Tour: #28996, Kyoto Highlights Half-day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 22/16

Kenzo was an excellent guide over 1.5 days: He is warm ,friendly very accommodating in planning and made excellent suggestions in scheduling, travel ,finding us an excellent local restaurant for wonderful ramen lunch together and a great supper experience at Yata in Gion.He is very friendly, knowledgable and with a sense of humour and mixed up temples shrines outdoor bamboo forest and a shogun castle. We highly recommend him and his love for iced latte on the go. Etti and Harvey Sands (Montreal)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Etti and Harvey for the great review about my tours!! I'm really glad that you both have enjoyed the visit to my home city :) When you come back next time, I would love to show you outskirt Kyoto!

Harvey Sands

Canada
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 21/16

We rated both days together: as just excellent and fun.see other reating posted.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Harvey!

Wardene Kanekoa

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 20/16

He was wonderful, funny, knowledge about the area and most of all, very pleasant to be around. I would highly recommend him for your tour guide and I would definetlly request his services on a future vacation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Wardene! I had a great time with you and your family too! And thank you so much for your souvenir from Hawaii!! Look forward to seeing you again :)

Alicia Lebrija

Mexico
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 18/16

Keno was a wonderful guide. We enjoyed him and all of this knowledge and humor. we had a fantastic day with Kenzo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Alicia!! As a Kansai(West Japan) local, I'm so happy to hear that you have enjoyed my guiding because humor is very important here ;)

Agustin Farias

United States
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Tour: #28996, Kyoto Highlights Half-day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 16/16

Kenzo's private tour of Kyoto was awesome. We were a large group (10 people) with small children and he was very flexible. He showed us the main sites in a short amount of time with as little waking as necessary. He is full of knowledge and anecdotes about Kyoto's culture in particular and Japan in general. My 11 yr old boy enjoyed his stories so much and did not stop asking questions. He was very patient and always with a smile. Will definitively recommend Kenzo and tour with him again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Agustine, Domo Arigato~~~!!! I love your review! I really enjoyed answering to your son's questions! Cycling tour was full of fun too ;) You all have great energy and interest about foreign culture. I would love to see you all again!

Francine Versalie

United States
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Tour: #27508, Kyoto Fun-ride Cycling - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 22/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the 5 stars!!

Barbara G.

United States
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Tour: #28107, Kyoto Highlights 1day - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 12/16

We had a great time with Kenzo! He was energetic but knew when we got tired. He switched the last of our tour to a taxi ride so we were still able to see everything we wanted! Kenzo took us to the most wonderful place for lunch, a highlight of the day. Thanks Kenzo, we will contact you again when we return to the area.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! Love to see you again Barbara!!

Edward Chan

Australia
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Tour: Kyoto Outskirts Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan
Date: May 29/16

Kenzo is professional and took the time to pay attention to our interests and requirements. The Ohara tour was not rushed and we managed to see a different side of Kyoto. The place for lunch was a great place to experience what Ohara had to offer. Kenzo's knowledge of Kyoto and his attention to detail is second to none. I would definitely engage his services again when I am next in Japan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the wonderful comment for my Ohara tour!! I look forward to seeing you again Edward-san!!

William Cohn

Toluca Lake, CA, United States
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Tour: Custom-made Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Apr 27/16

Kenzo showed us many interesting food markets and arranged a private Sake tour. His English is excellent !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the great feed back! It was very nice to see the sake brewery!

Jennifer Nitta

United States
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Tour: #27508, Kyoto Fun-ride Cycling - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 6/16

Kenzo was a wonderful guide. He was knowledgeable and fun to be with. He showed us more of Kyoto on our cycling tour than we ever could have seen on foot and on our own. I can't wait to visit again and book another tour with Kenzo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jennifer!! It was such a nice tour with full of cherry blossoms! Yes see you again soon!

Daralyn L.

United States
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Tour: Kyoto Outskirts Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Mar 24/16

We recommend visiting Miyama Village! Kenzo picked us up from our hotel. The drive: beautiful mountain scenery, cedar trees, rice fields and views of the countryside were a welcome contrast to downtown Kyoto. Miyama Village is a historic village of traditional Japanese thatched roof farmhouses in a pastural setting. A tour of one of the houses provided a good glimpse into the past lives of its inhabitants. Kenzo is a terrific guide. His English is excellent. He is knowledgeable and fun. An great day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Daralyn for the wonderful review!! I had such a nice time with you talking and driving to Miyama village ;) Looking forward to seeing you in autumn next time!

Gary Hoffman

United States
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Tour: Custom-made Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Mar 16/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Gary!! I look forward to seeing you again!

Roland Tyson

Australia
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Tour: Off the beaten Kyoto Gardens - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Mar 15/16

"Off the beaten track" was our tour, and it was exactly that. How fortunate to be able to see some of Kyoto's most beautiful places without thousands of tourists. We highly recommend Kenzo as a knowledgable and informative local guide. We have been on several of Kenzo's tours and will definitely be back for more. Kyoto is a completely different and unique experience with Kenzo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was another great day with you Roland-san! I'm so glad that you both have enjoyed my tours!! Looking forward to seeing you next time!!

Roland Tyson

Australia
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Tour: Kyoto Foodie - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Mar 13/16

Kenzo is a great guide. Informative and interesting. Genuinely enthusiastic. It's obvious that he enjoys his work. Excellent English. We would highly recommend Kenzo to anyone seeking a deeper understanding of local life and culture in Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the fantastic review about my food tour!! Your interest and appreciation for our Sake culture is amazing! Next time let's go to visit some interesting sake makers ;)

Jeanine De Giovanni

Australia
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Tour: Kyoto Foodie Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Jan 17/16

A great tour, we managed to fit in so much in a half day tour, it even went over the stated time. Kenzo is a lovely, friendly guy. We went to the markets and he showed us so many different things, he also took us through the back streets of the Gion area and explained many things about the geisha. We had a great lunch at a restaurant that Kenzo recommended and he also marked out other restaurants and places of interest on a map for us. Highly recommend Kenzo and Tours By Locals.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the wonderful review of my Foodie tour!! I'm so glad to know that you have enjoyed a lot of Kyoto local foods! Thank you and see you again!