Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Kyoto, Japan by Tour Guide Meiko T.

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Kyoto, Japan
Meiko T.
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Martin Thomas

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 11/18

Excellent knowledgeable guide who was willing and able to change and extend itinerary at short notice. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martin-san, Thank you for your kind comments and high rating. I'm very glad that I was able to help you enjoy the day in Kyoto. Hoping to see you again!

David Mustow

Australia
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour for David Mustow-san, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 10/18

meiko is fantastic. Highly recommended. Knowledgeable, good with kids, makes a big effort and also provides invaluable information about Kyoto sites and activities which are not covered by the Tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I really enjoyed your company. Looking forward to your next visit!

James Koerner

Australia
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Mar 29/18

It was pleasure to spend a day with Meikyo-san. Her English was great and her knowledge impeccable ! She was very flexible and adjusted our tour to suit our interests and aging legs. Next time in Kyoto I will ask for her specifically. A great day !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jim-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I'm very glad you enjoyed the tour. I myself had a very nice time with you all. Take care and have a great time on the rest of your trip. Looking forward to your next visit!

Penny Palmer

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Mar 23/18

Meiko was the best! She met us at the train station and took us to all the places we wanted to see... she was so patient with the fact that I stopped to take photos everywhere and one of the other members of our group stopped to look at every food item! If your wanting an awesome day in Kyoto, book Meiko to show you around.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Penny-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I enjoyed every moment I spent with you and your party. I was so impressed that each of you had great interests in Japanese culture, food, gardens, etc. Thank you for letting me show you around Kyoto as your guide again. Looking forward to your 3rd visit to Kyoto! Meiko

Cherry Caoile

Philippines
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour for Cherry Caoile san, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Feb 1/18

We did a whole day customized tour in kyoto and our tour guide, Meiko, did a fantastic job! We are a group of 16 adults and everyone enjoyed the tour. Meiko brought us to Nishiki market where we enjoyed the food. She was very helpful, accommodating, and patient. She answered all questions and gave us enough time to take pictures, go to the toilet and buy souvenirs! She also answered all our questions even before the tour started. The best tour guide!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. I'm very glad that I was able to help you have a nice time in Kyoto. I myself had a great time with all of you. Looking forward to your next visit! Meiko

Will Gallacher

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private 5-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Dec 22/17

We spent five wonderful days exploring Kyoto and visiting both Nara and Himeji with Meiko as our guide. Meiko is professional, friendly and very well organised; she has extensive knowledge of the history, culture and traditions of Japan and it was an absolute pleasure to spend the days with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Will-san and Carol-san, Thank you very much for giving me the great comments and high rating. It was a great pleasure to meet you both and I am so pleased you enjoyed the 5 day-tour. I really enjoyed your company and I myself had a great time. I learned a lot from you and was able to broaden my horizons. Thank you again. I am looking forward to your next visit! Wishing you and your family a Very Happy New Year. Sincerely, Meiko

Julie Bruening

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Mar 27/17

We had a wonderful tour with Meiko! She was very well informed about all of the sights and a very energetic tour guide. Enjoyed it!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Julie-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was truly my pleasure to spend the day in such lovely company. I'm very glad that you enjoyed the day and I myself had a very nice time with you and your family. Looking forward to your next visit!

Stephen Burke

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour for Stephen-san, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Feb 26/17

Meeting a stranger in a foreign country is always a risk. Within minutes of meeting Meiko we knew we had met a friend. Professional, helpful and very knowledgeable. The day was planned and well thought out. At each site Meiko gave us both verbal and written information to make everything easy to follow. My wife and l loved our tour and would recommend Meiko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephen-san and D'arcy-san, Thank you very much for your kind comments and high rating. It was lovely to meet you both and I thoroughly enjoyed showing you around Kyoto. I myself had a good day and learned a lot about England from you. Take care and have a great time on the rest of your cruise.

Helene Wolff

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jan 28/17

Meiko is a superb guide. We could not have asked for better. She is very knowledgeable on history and all aspects of life in Kyoto, whether geisha, food, architecture, crafts or neighborhoods. She is also flexible to tailor a day to one's wishes. We recommend her without reservation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alan-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was truly my pleasure to spend the day with you and Helene-san. I am very glad that you had a nice time. Looking forward to your next visit!

Max Kaufmann

Switzerland
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 30/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Max-san, Thank you very much for the high rating. Hoping you'll have a chance to visit Kyoto again!

Scott Cumming

Australia
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 10/16

Meiko is a wonderful guide, and is incredibly well prepared and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the tour and covered a lot of ground - certainly more than we could manage in a day on our own. Meiko is good company and has excellent English. It was a great way to spend our first day in Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Scott-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I'm very glad that I was able to help you have a nice time here. I really enjoyed your company. Looking forward to your next visit!

Doug Slakey

LA, United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Aug 26/16

Meiko is an outstanding guide and a wonderful hostess for a day of touring Kyoto. She is very knowledgeable and truly personalized our tour. She was able to explain the shrines and temples better than any guide we have had in Asia. We had a fantastic day and felt as though we met a new friend in Japan. We would definitely recommend Meiko as a guide to anyone who wants to experience Kyoto from a local's perspective!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Doug-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating! It was lovely to meet you both and I'm so glad you had a nice day. I also enjoyed every moment with you. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!

Cassandra K.

Malaysia
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 31/16

Meiko was knowledgeable and her sense of humour made our tour all the more enjoyable! We had a great time-she was always considerate and did her best to accommodate our wishes. We appreciated that she had ready brochures and printed maps to guide us around after the tour even though she didn't have to.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cassandra-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was lovely to meet you both and I'm very glad to know you enjoyed the day. Hoping to see you again!

Bethe Pilch

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 19/16

Bethe Pilch

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 18/16

Meiko was extremely knowledgable and prepared. We enjoyed her tour immensely.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bethe-san, Thank you for your kind comments and high rating. It was my pleasure to spend the day with you. I hope the rest of your trip will be pleasant and memorable! Looking forward to seein you again in the near future.

William Cohn

Toluca Lake, CA, United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour for William-san Family, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 23/16

Meiko was extremely knowledgeable about gardens, shrines & temples. Spoke English well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear William-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating.I hope that your whole trip in Japan was a great one. Looking forward to your next visit!

Ronald Smith

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour from Kobe to Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 12/16

Meek was a terrific tour guide and I would recommend her to anyone wanting to visit Kyoto. We decided to use local transportation and she picked us up at the cruise terminal on time and with her guidance we traveled by train, subway, taxi and local bus to see amazing sites. We saw Nijo Castle, the Golder Pavilion,and Fushimi Inara Shrine. She was outstanding.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ron-san, Thank you very much for your kind comments and high rating. I'm very happy that I was able to help you enjoy the day in Kyoto. I myself enjoyed every place we went. Looking forward to your next visit!

Phillip Chin

Twp of Washington, NJ, United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 7/16

Meiko was excellent with the tour we had with her despite the heavy rain that day. We saw many sights in Kyoto and enjoyed her tour. We would use her again on our next visit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Phillip-san, Thank you so much for your kind comments and high rating. I'm very happy that I was able to help you enjoy the day in Kyoto. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!

Orit Cohen

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 2/16

Couldn't ask for more. The perfect guide: knowledgeable, punctual, friendly, good sense of humor, smart, attentive, considerate! Mieko-san made our private touring a definite success. Arigato gozaymas. Orit and the rest

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Orit-san, Thank you so much for your kind comment and high rating. It was lovely to meet you all and I’m so glad I was able to help you enjoy the day in Kyoto. Arigato gozaimashita! Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future.

George Rimalower

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Mar 25/16

My wife and I just finished two days of touring Kyoto with Meiko. She is a true professional. Her knowledge of Kyoto, it's history, culture and customs makes her tour and narration an absolute delight. She is a delightful person who does not rush through places and gives in depth explanations of the various aspects of this magnificent city. We have taken many tours in the past and, without a doubt, Meiko's tours are the best I have ever experienced. I highly recommend her

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear George-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was lovely to meet you both and I'm so glad you had a nice day. Please take care and have a great time on the rest of your trip. I’m looking forward to seeing you again!

David Friedman

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private 4-day Tour for David Friedman san, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Feb 9/16

so many parts and amazing places in and around Kyoto Meiko was extraordinarily flexible with us wanting us, more than anything to enjoy our tour, our time in Kyoto. she found a great sushi restaurant as well as a superb Yukata (mens cotton kimono store) as well we highly recommend Meiko as your guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David-san, Thank you very much for your feedback. I'm so happy that I was able to help you enjoy Kyoto. I myself also enjoyed every place we visited during this 4-day tour. Looking forward to your next visit!

Michael Mariano

Philippines
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour for Michael Mariano san, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jan 30/16

Meiko was a pleasure to deal with and she handled our tour group with ease! Very knowledgeable and can explain well in English. She provided insights to the places and things that we saw. Her visual aids and maps aided the process. Great choices of places to eat esp. with the hidden garden and river right beside the restaurant in Kyoto! If there is a chance to get her again we would. Great work!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was lovely to meet you all and I'm so glad you had a nice day. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!

Daphne del Prado

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 27/15

Excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable, accommodated our requests, adjusting schedule as needed. Highly recommend Meiko to all visitors.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: dear Daphne-san, Thank you so much for your kind comments. I'm very happy that I was able to help you enjoy the day in Kyoto. Looking forward to your next visit!

Ryan Teo

Malaysia
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 9/15

This was the 2nd day of our 2-day private tour with Meiko-san. We enjoyed the visit to Otagi-nenbutsuji and the relaxing walk through the village on our way to the Bamboo Forest. We also enjoyed our tour to the beautiful Ryoanji temple and the breathtaking Golden Pavilion. We are thankful to Meiko-san for patiently explaining historical and cultural aspects of each attraction.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ryan-san, Thank you very much for your kind comments and high rating. I'm very glad to know that you enjoyed the peaceful rural atmosphere in Sagano area as well as the famous Ryoanji and the Golden Pavilion. Hoping to see you again!!

Ryan Teo

Malaysia
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 8/15

Based on our experiences of past private tours, we would rank Meiko-san as the #1 tour guide we had engaged. She impressed us with her thorough preparations, knowledge of each attraction's historical, cultural and religious, local restaurants serving delicious Japanese food (eg. the Kaiseki cuisine is especially unforgettable). Her recommended itinerary suited us perfectly. For each attraction, she knows the perfect spots for beautiful photos.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ryan-san, Thank you very much for your kind comments and high rating. It was lovely to meet you both and I also enjoyed every moment with you and Ellery-san. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!

Anaruth B.

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 23/15

Meiko was a delightful guide, pleasant and understanding of the kind of tour we wanted.we all said afterwards that we learned a lot from her so she has a great way of delivering information that stays with the listener. She addressed each of us separately at times during the tour.In addition she gave us printed material for the rest of our time in kyoto, especially shopping information which she personally prepared. We loved our day with Meiko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anaruth-san, Thank you for your kind comment and high rating. It was truly my pleasure to spend the day with all of you. I'm glad you enjoyed your time in Kyoto. Hoping to see you again!

Marlene Bankwitz

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 15/15

We could not have picked a better tour guide for Kyoto. The breadth and depth of Meiko's knowledge is astonishing. From temples, to gardens to geishas, we saw it all on her tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marlene-san, Thank you so much for your kind comment and high rating! It was my pleasure to spend time with you both! Please take care.

Marlene Bankwitz

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 14/15

On our visit to Kyoto, we asked to see two shrines in a far off city. While other tour operators turned us down, Meiko was ready and able to make that happen. Thank you, Meiko, for making our tour exactly what we wanted!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marlene-san, Thank you for your kind comment and high rating. I also enjoyed the day trip to the shrines and enjoyed every moment with you. Hoping to see you again!

Michael Griesbach

China
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Sep 29/15

Outstanding tour guide and professional. We had a small mishap on a lost item along the way and she was resourceful enough to help us retrieve it. I would recommend Meiko in a heartbeat to anyone traveling through this part of Japan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I'm very glad to know that I was able to help you have a nice time here. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Japan too. Looking forward to your next visit!

Christopher Brodersen

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Kyoto and Nara tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Aug 10/15

Meiko's knowledge of the Kyoto area and her dedication were top-notch--would not hesitate to use her again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christopher-san, Thank you for your kind comment and high rating. It was truly my pleasure to spend the day with you and Regina-san. Looking forward to your next visit!

Kathleen O.

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Aug 3/15

My family had a fantastic time during our tour with Meiko! She planned an excellent itinerary which was very helpful as this was our first trip to Japan. She is very knowledgable about the history of the area and told us many stories that made the beautiful sights even more interesting. She answered all of our questions about what it is like to live in Japan. She is very engaging and we highly recommend her tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathleen-san, Thank you very much for your kind comments. I'm very happy that I was able to help you enjoy the day in Kyoto. I hope that your whole trip in Japan will be a great one. Looking forward to your next visit!

Dan Ross

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Aug 1/15

Meiko was a wonderful guide. She helped us plan our tour well in advance of our arrival. She showed us major sights as well as out of the way places that most guides miss. She was sensitive to our desires, and is a very kind person. We greatly enjoyed our 2 days with Meiko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dan-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I also enjoyed the tour we did together and enjoyed meeting you and your family. I hope the remainder of your time in Japan is as enjoyable. Hoping to see you again!

Dan Ross

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 31/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dan-san, Thank you for giving me such high rating again. I'm very happy that I was able to help you enjoy the day in Kyoto. Looking forward to your next visit to Kyoto!

Richard Broudy

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 12/15

Nothing but good to say about Meiko. She was excellent. Excellent English, knowledge, flexibility, sense of humor. She was fun to be with. Brings a great deal of documentation as backup/enhancement for history and places. Flawless logistics. Of our four guides, Meiko was easily the best.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard-san, Thank you so much for your kind comment and high rating. It was my pleasure getting to spend the day with you and your son and I'm glad you enjoyed the tour. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!

Greg Carlson

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 4/15

Meiko is a wonderful guide. She has deep knowledge regarding Kyoto, and freely shares it with you. She was flexible and a pleasure.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind comments, Bob-san and Greg-san. I'm very happy that I was able to help you enjoy the day in Kyoto. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!

Jeanne Wang

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 27/15

Meiko was a great guide. She listened to our needs and arranged a great tour. She was very knowledgeable so we were able to learn a lot of interesting facts from her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeanne-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was a great pleasure to show your group around beautiful Kyoto. Hope to see you all again in the future!

Raul Tonogbanua

Philippines
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 5/15

Coming to Kyoto is a dream vacation of ours. We planned this ahead and then waited and waited for that much anticipated day to come. Having Ms. Meiko as our tour guide really helped make our dream vacation a reality. Thank you Meiko for a wonderful day in Kyoto. In our books you are "5/5".

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Raul-san, Thank you so much for your kind comments and high rating. I'm very happy I was able to help you have a nice time in Kyoto. I also enjoyed meeting you both. I hope the remainder of your time in Japan goes great. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!

Mike Zonghetti

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 21/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mike-san, Thank you very much for giving me such a high rating. Hoping you'll have a chance to visit Japan again!

Kristi Kuenstler

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 9/15

Super fun tour with Meiko. We have had her for three days and she went out of her way to make our trip special. She accommodated picky eaters (not easy in Japan). We also saw four Maiko today and did lacquer box painting. Highly recommended Meiko for a tour in Kyoto!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kristi-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I'm really happy that you enjoyed the day and I myself had a very nice time with you and your family. Enjoy the rest of your travels!

Kristi Kuenstler

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 8/15

Great tour today! Loved Nara and the deer. The Todaji temple and Fushimi Inari shrines were amazing.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind comment and giving me sucn high marks. I also enjoyed the tour and had a very nice day with you too. Thank you again!

Kristi Kuenstler

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 7/15

Meiko is great. Very knowledgeable and even helped us find a place to shop tonight.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comment and high rating. I'm very happy that I was able to help you enjoy the day in Kyoto. Looking forward to getting around Kyoto again tomorrow.

Robert Frishman

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 6/15

Meiko became an instant friend. She was extremely punctual, organized, talkative, fast-moving and attentive to our wishes. While her English cannot be considered completely fluent and requires careful listening at times, we were satisfied, and were happy to have an English-speaking Japanese guide rather than a possibly less informed and less authentic Westerner. She also arranged a special visit to a museum/school which we discovered and was not known to her beforehand.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I'm glad I was able to be a part of your travel and help you have a nice day here. I also enjoyed every moment with you and Jeanne-san. Your smile made my day. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Robert Frishman

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 5/15

Meiko became an instant friend. She was extremely punctual, organized, talkative, fast-moving and attentive to our wishes. While her English cannot be considered completely fluent and requires careful listening at times, we were satisfied, and were happy to have an English-speaking Japanese guide rather than a possibly less informed and less authentic Westerner. She also arranged a special visit to a museum/school which we discovered and was not known to her beforehand.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I'm glad I was able to be a part of your travel and help you have a nice day here. I also enjoyed every moment with you and Jeanne-san. Your smile made my day. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!

Michael Stone

Canada
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Dec 16/14

Our time with Meiko was outstanding and we would not hesitate to recommend her! Her knowledge of the local history and culture is both broad and deep and she always had both interesting and relevant facts to share -- we would never have gotten the full picture or appreciated the places we visited as fully as we did without her with us. Additionally she took us to a great little restaurant for lunch and generously spent more time with us than allotted to take us around Gion. An easy 5 out of 5 stars!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael-san & Alice-san, Thank you so much for your kind comments! It was my honor to spend time with you on such an auspicious occasion. It was lovely to meet you and show you Kyoto and I’m really glad you had a good day. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!

Dominie Hooper

Australia
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 7/14

Fabulous, fabulous tour. Meiko is an extremely knowledgable and informative guide with a great sense of humour. She took all our interests into consideration and devised a great itinerary that encompassed culture, fantastic food and specialist shopping at the same time taking us off the beaten track. Meiko was also very flexible with her time when we were delayed due to the Typhoon. I cannot recommend Meiko enough and would certainly book her again on our return to Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dominie-san, Thank you so much for your kind comments and high rating. I'm very happy that I was able to help you have a nice time in Kyoto. I also enjoyed every moment with you. Hope to see you all in Kyoto in the future!

Robyn B.

Australia
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Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Sep 26/14

Meiko provided a wonderful mystery tour across Kyoto. We got to see places that were not on tourist maps that had a real local feel and great stories. She gave us an insight into the character of Kyoto. We saw temples, shrines, a haunted well, the original headquarters for Nintendo and a sake brewery that taps into the clearest, purest water we've ever tasted. She also showed us some unique and culturally important local businesses such as for wood block prints, beautiful fans and kimono accessories.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robyn-san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. I'm very glad you enjoyed the unusual tour. I also enjoyed the day with you and Penny-san. Thank you for the useful information about the glasses. :-) Hoping to see you again!

Jasmine Jia

Australia
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Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Sep 9/14

Meiko San is a great! me and my friend had a great time with her. She is a very sweet person, very considerate, the itinerary she personalised for us is great, we loved kyoto! also she knows so much about the city, she made sure we are comfortable, and the tour was designed for out own pace, we loved it very much!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jasmine-san, Thank you for your kind comment and high rating. I also enjoyed the day with you and Kerry-san. Hoping you'll have a chance to visit Kyoto again!

Matt Weathers

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 10/14

Our day with Meiko defined our entire 2 week vacation in Japan. We learned more in 8 hours than the entirety of our trip. She was able to find stories and information to engage our two young boys. As a result, they adored her. Through Meiko, we not only learned the history of many of Kyoto's sites, but also about Buddhist and Shinto traditions and rituals. She customized a day which included a wonderful traditional Japanese lunch. Lastly, we learned about modern Japan and the recent transformations.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Matt-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating! It was lovely to meet you and show you Kyoto. I also enjoyed every moment with you. Especially, your children's smile made my day. :-) I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!