Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Kyoto Japan by Tour Guide Ken S. (Guide #3958)


Lynette Wong

Singapore
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Tour: #71849, Full day private tour to visit as many major sites as possible in Kyoto by a jumbo taxi., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 15/18

Ken is a very knowledgeable guide who accommodated us when we wanted a change in plans and assisted us when my Husband was not feeling well. He did a great introduction of Kyoto and made us want to go back again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your five stars. Hope you have brought great memory on Kyoto back home. -- Ken S.

Mary Ann Bacher

United States
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Tour: #36756, Full day private tour to eastern Kyoto (Silver pavilion/Philosopher's path/Nanzenji temple/Kiyomizu temple/Gion district.), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 6/18

There is not much I can say that's not already been said about Ken. He is a consummate professional who clearly enjoys guiding his guests in Kyoto. He customized the tour for us to make the most of a rainy day and presented options at every turn. He is very knowledgeable about the many historical and cultural sites of Kyoto and provided much context and answered many questions. We thoroughly enjoyed our day. Ken's energy and enthusiasm were infectious. I highly recommend Ken to you.

Sharon G.

United States
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Tour: #60647, Shore Excursion Private Tour to Kyoto by a jumbo taxi from Kobe., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 19/18

Our group loved having Ken guide us around Kyoto. He was very knowledgeable and flexible with our time frame. The lunch restaurant he took us to was delicious and a slice of local culture. I would definitely recommend having the private van for a group unless the places you want to go to are close. The van gave us the flexibility to go to places on opposite sides of town.

Michel Flit

Peru
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Tour: #27151, Full day private tour to western Kyoto (Nijyo castle/Golden pavilion/Ryoanji temlple/Tenryuji temple/Bamboo path.), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 12/18

It was a pleasure to have Ken guiding us through the streets and history of Kyoto. Thanks to his unending energy, flexibility, and profound knowledge of the history of the city, and its logistics we were able to cover a great deal of it and to understand the forces that built and changed it over time. We even had time for a lot of pictures and for the best meal we have had so far in Japan! We are very grateful for having Ken with us and his next group is going to be very lucky. Thanks a lot Ken!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michel, Thanks for your five stars. Hope you have great memory on Kyoto back home. -Ken S.

Sally Johnson

United States
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Tour: #36756, Full day private tour to eastern Kyoto (Silver pavilion/Philosopher's path/Nanzenji temple/Kiyomizu temple/Gion district.), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 29/18

A second fun day with Ken. Felt we saw everything we wanted to see with a very fit and considerate guide. He truly enjoys his work!

Sally Johnson

United States
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Tour: #27151, Full day private tour to western Kyoto (Nijyo castle/Golden pavilion/Ryoanji temlple/Tenryuji temple/Bamboo path.), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 28/18

Thouroughly enjoyed Ken for two days. He was full of interesting facts, kept us moving and was receptive to our requests. Great lunch spots too! Highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sally, Thanks for your five stars. Hope you have brought great memory back home. -Ken S.

John-Paul Moloney

Australia
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Tour: #71849, Full day private tour to visit as many major sites as possible in Kyoto by a jumbo taxi., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 21/18

We had a wonderful time with Ken, starting from the moment he met us outside our apartment. Throughout a full day he gave us a terrific understanding of Kyoto and Japan's history, which particularly appealed to my father who is a similar age to Ken. Spending the money on the private car was a good investment, ensuring we saw far more than we could've under our own steam. Lunch was great, all the stops were well explained. It meant our short time in this great city was as rich as we could hope.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John-Paul, Thanks for your five stars.I fully enjoyed your people's company. Also glad to hear you have completed your tour with Fushimi-inari on your way back from Hiroshima. Hope you would bring great memories back home. Best, Ken S.

Robert Schindel

United States
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Tour: #195129, Relaxed private tour in Kyoto with light walk, by taking taxis from site to site for 7 hours., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 19/18

What an amazing day we spent with Ken. Highly recommend him. Knowledgeable, friendly and just a pleasure to guide us through Kyoto.

Frances Renteria

United States
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Tour: #60647, Shore Excursion Private Tour to Kyoto by a jumbo taxi from Kobe., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 11/18

Ken was an excellent guide. He did such a good job of picking us up at the Kobe cruise port and telling us about Japan on our hour+ drive to Kyoto. We saw so many wonderful sites in Kyoto where Ken resides. He also took us to his favorite neighborhood restaurant for lunch. Everyone enjoyed the full day. It was one of the best tours of our 35 day cruise!

Nina Charnley

United States
Rating

Tour: #55906, Private Tours to Arashiyama /Sagano area in Far Western Kyoto for 6 hours., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 7/18

See previous comment- we had Ken as our guide for 3 days. He's a fabulous guide and a very accommodating person. He has strong English language skills, was easy to understand and has a great sense of humor. We felt very fortunate to have been able to spend 3 tours/days with Ken

Nina Charnley

United States
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Tour: #195129, Relaxed private tour in Kyoto with light walk, by taking taxis from site to site for 7 hours., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 6/18

Nina Charnley

United States
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Tour: #71849, Full day private tour to visit as many major sites as possible in Kyoto by a jumbo taxi., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 5/18

We just finished our first tour with Ken and it was fabulous. He had a driver for us, Yanni (sp?) who was also wonderful. Ken is extremely knowledgeable about his city of Kyoto and Japan. He never missed an opportunity to educate us and to point out interesting history and architecture. He is also very solicitous and was very mindful of our oldest traveler, 87, who needed a slower pace, frequently offering her a hand and a place to rest. We have 2 more tours with Ken and we can't wait! He is a gem.

Ajay Singh

United States
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Tour: Hanami, Cherry Blossoms Viewing, Tour in Kyoto., Kyoto, Japan
Date: Apr 4/18

Ken did an awesome job showing us the cherry blossoms and historical sites in an memorable one day tour of Kyoto. He is very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

Stephen d.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #71849, Full day private tour to visit as many major sites as possible in Kyoto by a jumbo taxi., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 3/18

Consider yourself lucky if you are able to secure a booking with Ken. It has been the highlight of our family trip. Extremely knowledgable about the history and relevance of each site, we came away wishing Ken could be with us every day.

Kelly G.

United States
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Tour: #36756, Full day private tour to eastern Kyoto (Silver pavilion/Philosopher's path/Nanzenji temple/Kiyomizu temple/Gion district.), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 2/18

Ken loves Kyoto. His passion for his city shines through for those lucky enough to have him as a guide. Kyoto has such an interesting history. Its role in Japan's evolution has been significant and unique—the extent of which I understand now, thanks to Ken! Those who spend a day with Ken will no doubt come out with a deep appreciation for such a beautiful city. We learned so many fascinating stories about Kyoto. Ken's knowledge is vast and varied. We loved our day with Ken and felt so welcomed in Kyoto.

Stephen Meadow

United States
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Tour: #36756, Full day private tour to eastern Kyoto (Silver pavilion/Philosopher's path/Nanzenji temple/Kiyomizu temple/Gion district.), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 31/18

Day two with Ken as our wonderful tour by locals was even more interesting than yesterday and that was a 10+ We began taking our 12 year old to dress in a Kimono The photos say it all terrific Then to the Golden Temple learning about the history this one was rebuilt after an arson fire Then off to a traditional local Japanese restaurant for soba udon n more in a very exciting area by the river Then to see a Japanese tea ceremony And Koto perfornance Ken is an ultimate professional Thank you

Stephen Meadow

United States
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Tour: #27151, Full day private tour to western Kyoto (Nijyo castle/Golden pavilion/Ryoanji temlple/Tenryuji temple/Bamboo path.), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 30/18

Our guide Ken is a top professional, fun and a very knowledgeable teacher of Kyoto and its incredible history We saw a few temples, the Emperor former compound, cherry blossoms, we made arts and crafts Closenne and went to a Hello Kiddie store, a highlight for our 12 year old Lunch was at Omem Udon noodle restaurant fabulous We are excited for day two with Ken tomorrow

Lily Robillard

San Francisco, CA, United States
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Tour: #58443, Full day Private tour to ancient city Nara, with a bonus trip to Fushimi Inari shrine in Kyoto., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 29/18

My last tour with Ken we took a 75-minute train ride to Nara where we visited historic sites/temples and the Great Buddha Hall, the biggest wooden structure in the world. All the sites were located in Nara Park where "wild" deer lived. We had a wonderful lunch at Izasa--"steamed sushi" their specialty. We then took another train to see Fushima-Inara Shrine, lined with more than 10.000 red torii. Ken took memorable photos of me. He's so easy to get along with and knowledgeable. Highly recommend Ken!

Lily Robillard

San Francisco, CA, United States
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Tour: #240606, Full day Private tour to Himeji castle, with a bonus trip to Kobe from Kyoto ( or Osaka) by Shinkansen., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 28/18

My third tour day with Ken involved traveling by an early 7:30 am train to Himeji Castle, which is really a fort, and a World Cultural Heritage Site. Ken was again very informative--the history, the story of Princess Sen--all so fascinating. We took the train to Kobe, an international port city, and had our Kobe beef lunch--delicious! Finally we went to the Herb Garden by ropeway (gondola). I highly recommend Ken S.

Lily Robillard

San Francisco, CA, United States
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Tour: #36756, Full day private tour to eastern Kyoto (Silver pavilion/Philosopher's path/Nanzenji temple/Kiyomizu temple/Gion district.), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 27/18

This was my second day tour with Ken S. who was again very excellent in guiding and informing me along the way to the many sites. This was a much quieter day when we went to Keage Station where the hydropower plant was constructed and from there to Nanzenji Temple, which was peaceful and where Ken showed me how a tea ceremony was done. The places where we've had lunch were excellent choices--each different. Today we went to a very famous noodle restaurant. I had another excellent day with Ken.

Lily Robillard

San Francisco, CA, United States
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Tour: #27151, Full day private tour to western Kyoto (Nijyo castle/Golden pavilion/Ryoanji temlple/Tenryuji temple/Bamboo path.), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 26/18

This was my first day with Ken S. who was great. He is very easy to get along with, very knowledgeable about all the tour sites that we visited, had his "secret" routes away from the touristy crowds, and took many wonderful photos of me. When we returned to my Hotel Granvia, which he had recommended for my stay, he showed me around Kyoto Station, up to the Skyway Walk with its great views. He encouraged me to venture out on my own as Kyoto is a very safe place. I would highly recommend Ken.

Patricia Muhlrad

United States
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Tour: #27151, Full day private tour to western Kyoto (Nijyo castle/Golden pavilion/Ryoanji temlple/Tenryuji temple/Bamboo path.), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 25/18

David Shlagbaum

Canada
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Tour: #240606, Full day Private tour to Himeji castle, with a bonus trip to Kobe from Kyoto ( or Osaka) by Shinkansen., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 23/18

Ken is amazing! He spent a lot of time with me prior to the trip and he is always on time and have a lot of patience with us. His knowledge of the country was far superior to anything we experienced in our travels. We have a lot of laughs too! Definitely recommended.

David Shlagbaum

Canada
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Tour: Private tour in Osaka/or Nagoya enjoying Grand Sumo Tournament match., Osaka, Japan
Date: Mar 22/18

Ken is amazing! He spent a lot of time with me prior to the trip and he is always on time and have a lot of patience with us. His knowledge of the country was far superior to anything we experienced in our travels. We have a lot of laughs too! Definitely recommended.

Eva Yokus

Turkey
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Tour: #27151, Full day private tour to western Kyoto (Nijyo castle/Golden pavilion/Ryoanji temlple/Tenryuji temple/Bamboo path.), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 21/18

Charles Columbus

United States
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Tour: #60647, Shore Excursion Private Tour to Kyoto by a jumbo taxi from Kobe., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 20/18

Ken was our third and final excursion via Tours by Locals during our recent trip to China and Japan- our hat is off to this organization for the quality of their people. Ken could not have been more accommodating, professional and knowledgeable. We packed more into 8 hours than thought possible, but in a relaxed and enjoyable manner. His suggestions on transportation to best take advantage of the day worked extremely well- He guided us with much insight through Kyoto, a city he loves and knows well.

David Shlagbaum

Canada
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Tour: Walking tour to Geisya town in Kyoto with a private guide, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Mar 18/18

Ken is amazing! He spent a lot of time with me prior to the trip and he is always on time and have a lot of patience with us. His knowledge of the country was far superior to anything we experienced in our travels. We have a lot of laughs too! Definitely recommended.

David Shlagbaum

Canada
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Tour: #27151, Full day private tour to western Kyoto (Nijyo castle/Golden pavilion/Ryoanji temlple/Tenryuji temple/Bamboo path.), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 17/18

Ken is amazing! He spent a lot of time with me prior to the trip and he is always on time and have a lot of patient with us. His knowledge of the country was far superior to anything we experienced in our travels. We have a lot of laughs too! Definitely recommended.

Christine Bowen

Australia
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Tour: #240606, Full day Private tour to Himeji castle from Kyoto ( or Osaka) by Shinkansen with the bonus trip to Kobe., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 15/18

Our tour with Ken was pleasant and informative. We were grateful to be taken to his favourite Kobe beef restaurant. Disappointed that the rope way wasn't working. Enjoyed the tour of Hemiji castle. We also greatly appreciated someone who knew how to navigate us through the confusing train system. But we do feel it was an expensive day for what it was. Ken is a very nice man.

Sebastian Escarrer

Spain
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Tour: Private tour in Osaka/or Nagoya enjoying Grand Sumo Tournament match., Osaka, Japan
Date: Mar 14/18

Ken has been my guide in Kyoto, Nara and Osaka, all three in a matter of days, and I most certainly recommend Ken to prospective travelers! He is an excellent guide, with sound knowledge of culture and gastronomy, and very good recommendations. He speaks very good English and went the extra mile to get tickets for sumo tournament even though the event was completely sold out.

Sebastian Escarrer

Spain
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Tour: #58443, Full day Private tour to ancient city Nara, with a bonus trip to Fushimi Inari shrine in Kyoto., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 13/18

Sebastian Escarrer

Spain
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Tour: #27151, Full day private tour to western Kyoto (Nijyo castle/Golden pavilion/Ryoanji temlple/Tenryuji temple/Bamboo path.), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 11/18

Adam Harman

United States
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Tour: #36756, Full day private tour to eastern Kyoto (Silver pavilion/Philosopher's path/Nanzenji temple/Kiyomizu temple/Gion district.), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 27/18

Ken was fantastic. We wanted a combo of touristy sites and 'off the beaten path' sites. He was patient with us and considerate as my wife is currently pregnant. He had great insights and knowledge when we asked questions. Would recommend and use Ken again on future trips.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Adam, Many thanks for your five stars. Hope you will bring great memories back home. -Ken S.

Michael Kopittke

Australia
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Tour: #71849, Full day private tour to visit as many major sites as possible in Kyoto by a jumbo taxi., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 27/18

Ken S was great and very knowledgeable and changed the itinerary to fit with our groups vibe and expectations.Memorable day and lots of great photos. thanks Ken S

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mike, Thanks for your five stars. I hope you will bring great memories back home with your wonderful photos. -- Ken S.

Chris Vena

United States
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Tour: #240606, Full day Private tour to Himeji castle, with a bonus trip to Kobe from Kyoto ( or Osaka) by Shinkansen., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 15/18

Ken-san is a gentleman and a scholar it was a pleasure spending the day with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Chris for your five stars. -- Ken S.

Mironne Golan

Australia
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Tour: #195129, Relaxed private tour in Kyoto with light walk, by taking taxis from site to site for 7 hours., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 14/18

Ken was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, genuine and gave us an excellent day in Kyoto, adding in a few extra sites not on the original schedule.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mirrone, Thanks for your five stars.Hope you will bring great memories back home.-Ken S.

Connie Hetzler

United States
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Tour: #36756, Full day private tour to eastern Kyoto (Silver pavilion/Philosopher's path/Nanzenji temple/Kiyomizu temple/Gion district.), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 24/17

Connie Hetzler

United States
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Tour: #27151, Full day private tour to western Kyoto (Nijyo castle/Golden pavilion/Ryoanji temlple/Tenryuji temple/Bamboo path.), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 23/17

Ken was a fantastic tour guide. He is very knowledgeable and explained all of the sites we saw as well as other history of the city. He is also very fun and humorous ! We would highly recommend him !!! Great tour guide for Kyoto and made our vacation very special. We had a 2 day tour with him and enjoyed every minute of this amazing experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Sarah & Ryan for your five stars. I hope your family will spend wonderfull holidays in Japan. -Ken S.

Mark Merryfield

United States
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Tour: #27151, Full day private tour to western Kyoto (Nijyo castle/Golden pavilion/Ryoanji temlple/Tenryuji temple/Bamboo path.), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 16/17

Being senior citizens, we wanted a guide to take special interest in our needs and interests. Ken was the perfect fit for us ! His English is superb and his attention and kindness was appreciated ! He custom fit our tour experiences for the two days that we had him and we were most happy with the sites he chose for us ! My husband and I highly recommend Ken, wholeheartedly! Mark and Jan M.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mark for your five stars. I hope you have great memory back home. -Ken S.

John B.

Canada
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Tour: #195129, Relaxed private tour in Kyoto with light walk, by taking taxis from site to site for 7 hours., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 28/17

Ken did a terrific job navigating us through the historic sites of Kyoto. He is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and took great care of my wife and I. We highly recommend Ken.

Jeff C.

United States
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Tour: #27152, Shore Excursion Private Tour to ancient city, Nara from Osaka cruise ship terminal., Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 26/17

Melissa Roza

United States
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Tour: #71849, Full day private tour to visit as many major sites as possible in Kyoto by a jumbo taxi., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 23/17

Ken took us to Nara and it was a great day. We used the train to get there and back and he walked us all over the park there. The building with the Buddha was amazing and our kids loved petting and feeding the wild deer.

Melissa Roza

United States
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Tour: #58443, Full day Private tour to ancient city Nara, with a bonus trip to Fushimi Inari shrine in Kyoto., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 22/17

Ken was great! We had a big group with 3 kids that were running around the entire time and Ken handled it with grace. He has a great sense of humor and a lot of knowledge to share. He was also very flexible when we wanted to change the itinerary and he suggested some changes himself that proved to be spot on. I would highly recommend him! The driver he hired was great too.

Jeff C.

United States
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Tour: #55906, Private Tours to Arashiyama /Sagano area in Far Western Kyoto for 6 hours., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 21/17

This will definitely be the highlight of my Kyoto trip where we were able to visit the Kyoto West without missing a bit! It is all credit to Ken-san's Expert planning. We experienced everything beyond our expectation! Highly recommended!!!

Jeff C.

United States
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Tour: #240606, Full day Private tour to Himeji castle, with a bonus trip to Kobe from Kyoto ( or Osaka) by Shinkansen., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 20/17

Ken-San was extremely knowledgeable, professizonal, and friendly during the whole trip. He kept everyone and everything on pace so that we would not miss anything out. A hugh bonus - Ken-san knew exactly where to eat at the best price ... trust him and you would not regret! We have a wonderful experience with him.

Jennifer Creinin

United States
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Tour: #195129, Relaxed private tour in Kyoto with light walk, by taking taxis from site to site for 7 hours., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 17/17

Ken was a great guide. He went at a very fast pace, which is what we wanted. We covered a lot of ground in one day and saw many beautiful sites.

Bradford H.

United States
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Tour: #195129, Relaxed private tour in Kyoto with light walk, by taking taxis from site to site for 7 hours., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 12/17

Ken was a fantastic guide. He was friendly, deeply knowledgable, and willing to tailor the day to our interests and preferences. We saw more of Kyoto in 7.5 hours than we ever expected to see, and we learned a lot more about Kyoto and Japanese history than we could have imagined. Ken is great, and we highly recommend spending a day with him in Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Brad, Thanks for your five stars. Hope you have brought great memories back home. -Ken S.

Karim Plasencia

Mexico
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Tour: #195129, Relaxed private tour in Kyoto with light walk, by taking taxis from site to site for 7 hours., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 10/17

Ken is a great guide , he made our tour very interesting as we discovered many Kyoto sites and neighborhoods. He was also very patient to be on our rhythm. also gave us tips for further days and trips to Nara and Hiroshima: Recommended

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Karim, Thanks for your five stars. -Ken S.

Christopher Rathnam

United States
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Tour: #55906, Private Tours to Arashiyama /Sagano area in Far Western Kyoto for 6 hours., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 5/17

Ken was an amazing tour guide! He was very knowledgeable, friendly, and easy to talk to. He was also very flexible and truly cared about what I wanted out of the tour! I would highly recommend tours with Ken!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Chris, Thanks for your five stars. Hope you have brought wonderful memories on Japan back home. -Ken S.

Celine Thompson

France
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Tour: #240606, Full day Private tour to Himeji castle, with a bonus trip to Kobe from Kyoto ( or Osaka) by Shinkansen., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 3/17

Ken was very nice with us: he took us from our place as we were unsure how to meet at the station, and brought us back (after hours), adapted the tour to accomodate my son's bad shape that day, and added an unexpected visit to a very nice garden in the mountain (I love gardens). We had very interesting discussions about castles and swords, comparing Europe to Japan, and learned a bt of japanese and french. The weather was the warmest and sunniest of all our stay also! A very nice day-trip indeed!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Celine, Thanks for your evaluation. I have realized the communication is so important and it is always my goal. Hope you have great memory back home. -- Ken S.

Phyllis Poh

Singapore
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Tour: #27151, Full day private tour to western Kyoto (Nijyo castle/Golden pavilion/Ryoanji temlple/Tenryuji temple/Bamboo path.), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 2/17

Ken is friendly and generous with local information; very obliging with our questions on places outside of itinerary as well. He accommodated to our request for customization and attentive to our group's needs. We enjoyed the guided tour much; money well spent!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Phyllis, Thanks for your five stars. Also, I appreciated your comments on the tour. Hope you have brought great memory back home. -- Ken S.

Eric Oliver Sison

Philippines
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Tour: #71849, Full day private tour to visit as many major sites as possible in Kyoto by a jumbo taxi., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 1/17

Ken was a very pleasant and efficient guide. Even during booking it was easy to communicate with him regarding the arrangements and he made useful suggestions to make our trip better. He was very punctual and was very helpful as we traveled. He is very knowledgeable about the area and offered interesting commentary about all the sites we visited. He also managed the time very well so we were able to see all the sites we wanted. On going back he even went to the train station with us to see us off.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eric, Thanks for your five stars. You have a great family. Hope you have brought wonderful memories back home. Looking forward to tours with you again. -Ken S.

Robert Oliva

United States
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Tour: #27151, Full day private tour to western Kyoto (Nijyo castle/Golden pavilion/Ryoanji temlple/Tenryuji temple/Bamboo path.), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 30/17

Ken was an outstanding guide. He skillfully showed us his hometown of Kyoto. He was very kind and very willing to accommodate our concerns and interest. I believe it would have taken us 3 days to see Kyoto without any history but he was able to do it in 1 day, including food breaks, with all the essential historical background for a full comprehension of the beauty, tradition, and culture that Kyoto has to offer. I highly recommend Ken as a tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bob, Thanks for your five stars. Despite your unlucky happenings, I hope you have brought good memories back home. -Ken S.

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Meiling Yip

Hong Kong
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Tour: #71849, Full day private tour to visit as many major sites as possible in Kyoto by a jumbo taxi., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 26/17

Excellent guide and tour. Ken is very informative and energetic. Told us excellent stories on all sites visited including info about architecture and customs and modern day Japan as well. Ken organised the 7 seater car for us as well quickly and we travelled around in comfort. Driver was brilliant. Very enjoyable and worth the cost as really brings out the sites we visited to life. Our kids age 15 and 17 loved it as well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your five stars. I enjoyed your company too. Hope you have brought great memory back home. -- Ken S.

Robbie De Wild

Netherlands
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Tour: #27151, Full day private tour to western Kyoto (Nijyo castle/Golden pavilion/Ryoanji temlple/Tenryuji temple/Bamboo path.), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 22/17

Tony Feenstra

Canada
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Tour: #194998, Shore Excursion Private Tour to Kyoto by a jumbo taxi from Osaka., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 15/17

On a cruise though Japan and China I found my best option for a tour to Kyoto at Tours by Locals and asked if Ken Sakurai was available . Ken organized for us a Jumbo Taxi for the day so we could get to Kyoto from Osaka efficient and see as many beautiful places in the time available to us . Ken is retired , in his working life he has had a lot of dealings in the English language he grew up in Kyoto and is very knowledgeable about this beautiful city . Ken is also very personable and easy to get along .

Tony Moore

United Kingdom
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Tour: #240606, Full day Private tour to Himeji castle, with a bonus trip to Kobe from Kyoto ( or Osaka) by Shinkansen., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 14/17

Our trip included a visit to Himeji castle ( spectacukar) then on to Kobe to the elevated Nunobiki Herb gardens via the cable car, they were beautiful, and you get to see Kobe and Osaka in the distance. We had Kobe beef for lunch (Teppanyaki), at extra cost (amazing) and well worth it. Ken was very knowledgeable; spoke excellent English and was very polite and courteous. We learnt a lot about Japanese history. We would fully recommend Ken, he was very engaging and easy to talk to. The tour was excellent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tony, Thanks for your five stars. I hope you brought great memory back home. -Ken S.

Kate Bullard

United Kingdom
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Tour: #60647, Shore Excursion Private Tour to Kyoto by a jumbo taxi from Kobe., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 9/17

A full 5 stars for this tour! Ken was amazing showing us the highlights of Kyoto in a day. Ken is extremely knowledgable and took the time during the tour to get to know us. Kyoto is beautiful and was bought to life by Ken's excellent knowledge of the area. Our driver was also excellent in a very comfortable mini van. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Kate, I hope you have brought great memory back home. -Ken S.

Ian Kowalski

New Zealand
Rating

Tour: #240606, Full day Private tour to Himeji castle, with a bonus trip to Kobe from Kyoto ( or Osaka) by Shinkansen., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 8/17

Great person and had great knowledge. Brought as to a great restaurant as well. Would definitely recommend

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Ian. You have great family too. -Ken S.

Susan Loveless

United States
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Tour: #27151, Full day private tour to western Kyoto (Nijyo castle/Golden pavilion/Ryoanji temlple/Tenryuji temple/Bamboo path.), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 6/17

Ken easily earns 5 stars! He told us fascinating historical stories in addition to being thoroughly knowledgeable of the sites we visited. He was thoughtful, considerate, & helpful in recommendating restaurants & other sites for us to visit. His English is VERY good & he listens well. We would highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank so much for your five stars. I also thank you for your company that I enjoyed during the tour. Looking forward to meeting you next time in Japan. -- Ken S.

Lyra Castillon

United States
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Tour: #71849, Full day private tour to visit as many major sites as possible in Kyoto by a jumbo taxi., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 30/17

We met Ken at the Granvia hotel, as he said he was and informed us of everything we needed to know prior to meeting him. He even accommodated some of our personal requests for sites we wanted to see. We drove around via taxi, which costed extra to fit our tour group size of 2 people. He was very informative and taught us a lot about the sites visited and gave us his two cents on where to go after. Although I fell asleep during part of our car ride i enjoyed the experience and convenience. Def recommend

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lyra, Thank for your five stars. Hope you have brought great memory on Japan back home. The sushi restaurant we enjoyed lunch is Denhichi at Kitano Hakubaicho, Kyoto. Looking forward to meeting you next time. -Ken S.

Evan Zasoski

United States
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Tour: #240606, Full day Private tour to Himeji castle, with a bonus trip to Kobe from Kyoto ( or Osaka) by Shinkansen., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 29/17

Ken did a great job with with showing us what we planned to see (Himeji Castle) and with showing us things we wouldn't have found on our own (a great restaurant and the Kobe Herb Gardens). He was really accommodating and just a generally nice person to spend a day with.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your five stars.Looking forward to meeting you next time. -Ken S.

Anthony D.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #60647, Shore Excursion Private Tour to Kyoto by a jumbo taxi from Kobe., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 27/17

We enjoyed a wonderful cruise excursion to Kyoto with Ken. We were docked at Kobe and Ken organised a jumbo taxi to kyoto which was clean and comfortable. Ken was very attentive throughout explaining things clearly and answering all our questions but not overloaded with info Kyoto is full of lots of wonderful things to see and we had only one day! Ken's tour included the main highlights and led us through some places which were busy easily. We had a wonderful memorable day and can thoroughly recommend it

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Anthony, Thanks for your five stars. I also thanks for your leadership during the tour. Hope you will bring great memory back home. -- Ken S.

Paul Netscher

Australia
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Tour: #55906, Private Tours to Arashiyama /Sagano area in Far Western Kyoto for 6 hours., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 23/17

100% recommendation. Great day out. Ken was always attentive, happy to make changes and adapt the tour to suit. This was our first day in Japan so we had many questions and Ken was helpful. Ken also gave us great advice on where we should visit on following days and how to get there. All in all a rewarding day which was also peaceful an unhurried. Thanks Ken for all your help.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Paul, Thanks for your five stars. Hope you have brought great memories back home. -Ken S.

Gian Domenico Borasio

Germany
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Tour: #36756, Full day private tour to eastern Kyoto (Silver pavilion/Philosopher's path/Nanzenji temple/Kiyomizu temple/Gion district.), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 19/17

Very friendly and competent tour guide,. He was able to aptly accommodate the program to suit our special requests and needs. Highly recommendable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gian, Thanks for your five stars. I thank you again for your deeply understandings on Japanese culture,especially on reiigous practices, that I have learned a lot from you. Looking forward to meeting you next time. -Ken S.

Jeremy Lichtman

East Brunswick, NEW JERSEY, United States
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Tour: #240606, Full day Private tour to Himeji castle, with a bonus trip to Kobe from Kyoto ( or Osaka) by Shinkansen., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 3/17

Ken was a great guide, showed us Himeji in great detail ! Make sure he takes you to his favorite kobe beef steakhouse!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jeremy, Thanks for your five stars. Looking forward to meeting you next time soon. -Ken S.

Peter Anderson

United States
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Tour: #195129, Relaxed private tour in Kyoto with light walk, by taking taxis from site to site for 7 hours., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 14/17

Ken had deep knowledge and was very candid,flexible and helpful - even arranged a sushi dinner reservation!

Philipp Neil Antenor Cruz

Philippines
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Tour: #55906, Private Tours to Arashiyama /Sagano area in Far Western Kyoto for 6 hours., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 25/17

ken was very helpful and understanding. clearly he had in mind the needs of the client. after doing the tour we really felt that we have seen kyoto beyond superficial.

Lucia Magelli

Germany
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Tour: Customized three days tour for Lucia Magelli and her group to visit Kyoto and Nara., Kyoto, Japan
Date: Jul 14/17

Heriberto Murillo

Mexico
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Tour: #55906, Private Tours to Arashiyama /Sagano area in Far Western Kyoto for 6 hours., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 13/17

Thank you Ken for the past two days. We enjoyed your tours and stories during pur viaita in kyoto, Nara and Arashiyama. We hope you have a great summer.

Heriberto Murillo

Mexico
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Tour: #58443, Full day Private tour to ancient city Nara, with a bonus trip to Fushimi Inari shrine in Kyoto., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 12/17

We had a great time with Ken in Nara today. He was vey kind and patient with all of our family. We gave us stories and explanations around the sites we visited and joined us in a typical japanese restaurant for lunch. I highly recommend him. We are also having a tour to Arashiyama with him tomorrow morning.

Marcelino López

Spain
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Tour: #240606, Full day Private tour to Himeji castle, with a bonus trip to Kobe from Kyoto ( or Osaka) by Shinkansen., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 10/17

Ken has been great, very knowledgeable about a wide variety of topics and a pleasure to share time with, he's exactly what we were looking for in a guide. As for the tour, Himeji castle is a beautiful landmark from the outside, while being a military castle; don't expect to see luxurious insides, but the intricacies of an strategic vantage point designed as a fortress. As for the rest of the tour, it's been great as well. Ken's lunch choice was perfect, a place we would never have found on our own.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marce and Maria, Thanks for your five stars with message. It was my pleasure to be with your company. Looking forward to meeting you again someday in Kyoto. -- Ken S.

Lynette Smith

United States
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Tour: #60647, Shore Excursion Tour to Kyoto by a private van from Osaka., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 5/17

Ken was great, We had limited time in Kyoto because our ship docked late. Ken gave us an incredible tour including a fabulous typical lunch. We plan to come back with more time.. We highly recommend him.

Manoj Megchiani

Qatar
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Tour: #71849, Three days customized tour in Himeji, Kyoto, Nara and Osaka for Mr.Manoj Megchiani and his group., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 29/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Manoj, Thanks for your five stars. -- Ken S.

John Preston

Australia
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Tour: #27151, Full day private tour to western Kyoto (Nijyo castle/Golden pavilion/Ryoanji temlple/Tenryuji temple/Bamboo path.), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 23/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John, Again thanks for your five stars. -- Ken S.

John Preston

Australia
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Tour: #36756, Full day private tour to eastern Kyoto (Silver pavilion/Philosopher's path/Nanzenji temple/Kiyomizu temple/Gion district.), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 22/17

Friendly and , helpful

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John, Thanks for your five stars. -- Ken S.

Tim Weston

Australia
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Tour: #58443, Full day Private tour to ancient city Nara, with a bonus trip to Fushimi Inari shrine in Kyoto., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 18/17

A great tour in the beautiful city of Nara. Ken did a fantastic job showing us around and in explaining the history of the area. Thanks Ken for your flexibility and your Knowledge. We loved it!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tim, Again thanks for your five stars. Looking forward to meeting you someday again in Kyoto. -- Ken S.

Tim Weston

Australia
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Tour: #27151, Full day private tour to western Kyoto (Nijyo castle/Golden pavilion/Ryoanji temlple/Tenryuji temple/Bamboo path.), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 17/17

If you are booking a tour in Kyoto then look no further than Ken. An absolute pleasure to spend the day with Ken who kept us amused with his many stories about the area. Could not have asked for any more. A special thank you for the restaurant recommendation, it was a memorable event for our group.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tim, Thanks for your five stars. It was my pleasure to be with your company for 2 days. Hope you have brought great memories back home. - Ken S.

Michele Winn

United States
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Tour: #27151, Full day private tour to western Kyoto (Nijyo castle/Golden pavilion/Ryoanji temlple/Tenryuji temple/Bamboo path.), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 15/17

We were referred to Ken from friends who had booked him previously and could not be more pleased!! Ken was great!! He came to the house that we rented and picked us up which was perfect as we had no idea how to get around. From the very beginning we were off and running. He is a wealth of information and showed us more than we could have ever see on own. He explained the history behind everything he showed us. You cannot go wrong with him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michele, Thanks for your five stars. Hope you have brought great memories back home. -- Ken S.

Mark Dreifke

United States
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Tour: #27151, Full day private tour to western Kyoto (Nijyo castle/Golden pavilion/Ryoanji temlple/Tenryuji temple/Bamboo path.), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 11/17

Ken was an awesome tour guide of Kyoto. He explained the sites and was very knowledgeable. We discussed what we wanted to see and Ken made it happen. Would highly recommend the tour with Ken. We enjoyed the high pace and being on many trains.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mark, Thanks for your five stars. Hope you have brought great memories back home. -- Ken S.

Krishnan Sekharipuram

Oman
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Tour: #36756, Full day private tour to eastern Kyoto (Silver pavilion/Philosopher's path/Nanzenji temple/Kiyomizu temple/Gion district.), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 6/17

Ken is very well organised, keeps time and knows Kyoto inside out. He is your guide if you want to avoid typical tourist spots. He is a quick walker and will help improve your fitness level. He is however very considerate and makes sure that the group stays together. We had strict vegetarian meal requirements and he found us some great Veg restaurants serving amazing authentic Japanese meals outside the main Kyoto city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Krishnan, Again thanks for your five stars. Hope you have great memories back home. -- Ken S.

Krishnan Sekharipuram

Oman
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Tour: #27151, Full day private tour to western Kyoto (Nijyo castle/Golden pavilion/Ryoanji temlple/Tenryuji temple/Bamboo path.), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 5/17

Ken is very well organised, maintains time and knows Kyoto inside out. He is your guide if you want to avoid typical tourist spots. He is a quick walker and will help improve your fitness level. He is however very considerate and makes sure that the group stays together. We had strict vegetarian meal requirements and he found us some great Veg restaurants serving amazing authentic Japanese meals outside the main Kyoto city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Krishnan, Thanks for your five stars. I hope you have great memories back home. -- Ken S.

Pauline Adams

United States
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Tour: #195129, Relaxed private tour in Kyoto with light walk, by taking taxis from site to site for 7 hours., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 27/17

Ken was a fantastic guide. He was very accommodating to our hectic, and short schedule in Kyoto, which made a thorough tour a challenge, but he still managed to show us all the important things there. He provided detailed historical background and entertaining commentary. Very pleasant, sincere, energetic and with a vey "comfortable" personality. Also, because he lived in the U.S. for a while, his English was excellent; by far the best we heard during our stay in Tokyo.

Manasi Nadkarni

United States
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Tour: #58443, Half day Private tour to ancient city Nara from Kyoto., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 23/17

enjoyed the trip and great conversation!! He stayed longer to finish the site seeing and never charged extra.Very nice job!!!

Manasi Nadkarni

United States
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Tour: #240606, Full day Private tour to Himeji castle, with a bonus trip to Kobe from Kyoto ( or Osaka) by Shinkansen., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 22/17

Excellent job and very knowledgeable!

Vittoria Monti

Italy
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Tour: #55906, Private Tours to Arashiyama /Sagano area in Far Western Kyoto for 6 hours., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 20/17

Ken spent two full days with us and we really enjoyed his company! We appreciated his great competence and passion introducing us into the secrets of Kyoto's history and culture

Vittoria Monti

Italy
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Tour: #71849, Full day private tour to visit as many major sites as possible in Kyoto by a jumbo taxi., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 19/17

Ken has been a great guide, competent and passionate, telling us interesting stories and being very pleasant

Janice Tabet

United States
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Tour: #36756, Full day private tour to eastern Kyoto (Silver pavilion/Philosopher's path/Nanzenji temple/Kiyomizu temple/Gion district.), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 18/17

I spent a wonderful day in Kyoto with Ken, who made every effort to show me as much of the city as possible and to inform me about the history and importance of the places we visited. Ken explained the history of Kyoto in an enlightening and entertaining way, and I appreciated very much his knowledge and very pleasant personality. If I could go back to Kyoto tomorrow, I would ask Ken to continue our visit! Thank you, Ken!

Amar Qureshi

United Kingdom
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Tour: #27151, Full day private tour to western Kyoto (Nijyo castle/Golden pavilion/Ryoanji temlple/Tenryuji temple/Bamboo path.), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 15/17

Enjoyed our tour with Ken, we travelled with a 3 year old and Ken was very accommodating. Ken also took us a to great Japanese place for lunch in an old converted merchants house which we would never find by ourselves. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour

Margaret Garnett

Canada
Rating

Tour: #66289, Osaka castle private tour by boat., Kobe, Japan    view tour
Date: May 11/17

He was excellent. Well organized, timely and very well informed. He was very flexible and changed our tour immediately when he realized we did not know what we wanted to see. His English was very good and he kept us entertained all day.

Shirley B.

Quezon City, 1112, Philippines
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Tour: #55906, Private Tours to Arashiyama /Sagano area in Far Western Kyoto for 6 hours., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 8/17

Cristina Bernardino

Philippines
Rating

Tour: Walking tour to Geisya town in Kyoto with a private guide, Kyoto, Japan
Date: May 5/17

Lois Shickman

United States
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Tour: #195129, Relaxed private tour in Kyoto with light walk, by taking taxis from site to site for 7 hours., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 23/17

Thank you ken, for a very excellent tour. You were accomadating to our requests & you were very professional.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lois, Thanks for your five stars. Hope you have brought great memory back home. -Ken S.

Jill H.

United States
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Tour: #55906, Private Tours to Arashiyama /Sagano area in Far Western Kyoto for 6 hours., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 22/17

Ken gave my husband and I a great tour of Arashiyama! Ken had a lot of stories and history of Kyoto, which we really enjoyed! I highly recommend his tour!! Very informative and friendly!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jill, Thanks for your five stars. Hope you have brought great memory back home. -Ken S.

Rada Ivanov

United States
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Tour: Hanami, Cherry Blossoms Viewing, Tour in Kyoto., Kyoto, Japan
Date: Apr 20/17

Ken was extremely helpful and accomodating. He took us to see the sights of Kyoto and also found cherry blossoms way up in the mountain even though they were pretty much gone everywhere else. He supplied an informative and entertaining narrative all along. We had a great experience with Ken!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rada, Thanks for your five stars. Hope you have brought great memory back home. -Ken S.

Kathleen Dahl

Australia
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Tour: #27151, Full day private tour to western Kyoto (Nijyo castle/Golden pavilion/Ryoanji temlple/Tenryuji temple/Bamboo path.), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 19/17

Ken was a wonderful guide and the whole family enjoyed his company during our full day tour of Kyoto. He is passionate about his city and managed to impart lots of history and interesting anecdotes that we wouldn't have got from a guide book. Ken was very flexible and kept things moving at a good pace. We managed to fit a lot into our day. Thanks Ken-San .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kathleen, Thanks for your five stars. Hope you have brought great memory back home. -Ken S

Barry McCabe

Ireland
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Tour: #195129, Relaxed private tour in Kyoto with light walk, by taking taxis from site to site for 7 hours., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 18/17

Excellent day with Ken. Helpful to get tips on travelling around the city. Was very flexible on what we saw. Got a great insight on living in the city. Ken was very good with our two young children, taking great care with rest breaks and snacks. Highly recommend

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Barry, Thanks for your five stars. Hope you have brought great memory back home. Ken S.

Annunciata Watson

United States
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Tour: #66289, Customized Shore Excursion Tour for Osaka by a jumbo taxi., Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 14/17

Ken was wonderful. He met us at the ship and we saw a wide variety of areas of Kyoto, especially the Castle, The Golden Pavilion, and the beautiful Cherry Blossoms. He even helped me get my glasses repaired at a local shop. The lunch at a small local restaurant was a great experience.

Annunciata Watson

United States
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Tour: #194998, Shore Excursion Private Tour to Kyoto by a jumbo taxi from Osaka., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 13/17

Ken was our guide for 2 days in Kyoto and Osaka. He picked us up at the ship at the times arranged . He was wonderful and took great care of our need to be back at the ship on time the second day. We had a great experience being showered by the Cherry Blossoms both days. He is the best .

Heidi Canarelli

Henderson, NV, United States
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Tour: #194998, Shore Excursion Private Tour to Kyoto by a jumbo taxi from Osaka., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 11/17

Ken was excellent. He is an intelligent, charming gentleman. The tour was extremely interesting. Everything we saw was quite different so it wasn't like so many other tours where you just see the same kind of thing over and over. It was raining so he made sure we varied inside and outside activities. I would highly recommend him as a guide.