Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Kyoto, Japan by Tour Guide Chizuko H.

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Rick Judt

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 30/18

Chizuko was our tour guide. She guided us to the Fushimi Shrine and to the Arashiyama area where we walked through the bamboo forest. The tour continued to the Golden Temple and other sites in the city. She was very knowledgeable and friendly. We learned a lot of things that were beyond the obvious that she was able to point out and explain. We had difficulty communicating at times due to language issues (her level of English was conversational, not advanced), and her pace was slower than I wished.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rick, Thank you for your feedback for my tour with some comments. I will keep your comments in my mind to improve my tours in the future. Many thanks, Chizuko

Sonia Fernandez

Spain
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 28/18

Chizuko was a really friendly guide. She explained a great deal about each of the sites we went to and she also shared a little bit extra on the Kanji alphabet and some of the traditions of the different shoguns. She was really nice to the children as well. We would recommend Chizuko to any traveler!

Cheryl Kubo

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 6/18

It was a rainy day in Kyoto when we took our tour to Arashiyama with guide Chizuko H., but we still had a wonderful time. She was friendly and knowledgeable and made sure that we were able to get a lot of great pictures in the bamboo forrest. We also chose to visit the Gion District and she was able to share with us lots of interesting information about the Geiko and Maiko.

Jessica Ramos

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 9/18

Chizuko was a wonderful tour guide to have! Not only was she willing to adapt the tour to fit our schedule, but she was also very patient with us--especially when we were running late. She was also very friendly, and it was easy to ask her questions and make conversation with her. In fact, once we had told her which aspects of Japanese culture we were interested in, she made sure to point out related fun facts while we toured Kyoto together! I would definitely recommend her as a guide to Kyoto.

Claire M.

Australia
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 3/18

We can very highly recommend Chizuko H. Having lived in Kyoto her whole life, Chizuko was extremely knowledgeable providing the history of the sites we visited and the best transport options to take. Having Chizuko as our guide we were able to fit a lot into the day. We were very grateful that we were able to have such an experienced,kind and caring guide for the day. Thank you Chizuko, for sharing the day with us.

Ruth Taba

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 16/18

Our guide, Chizuko, was very knowledgeable about Kyoto and questions we asked her. We saw 4 different places of interest, Arashiyama and bamboo forest, Kinkakugin, Nishiki Market for udon, and Gion in 6 hours. It was a whirlwind tour and we thank her for doing such a great job! I would definitely use her services again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ruth, Thank you so much for posting feedback and five stars to my tour. I enjoyed myself with your group. I am looking forward to meeting with you! I will take you to other places and show different faces of Kyoto! Many thanks. Chizuko

Elisha Dematteis

Australia
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 6/18

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Chizuko was knowledgeable, friendly and very relaxed. Thank you for a lovely day out Chizuko. We will highly recommend your services to any friends visting your lovely city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elisha, Thank you so much for posting such nice comments and five stars to my tour. I enjoyed myself with your group as well. I hope I will offer another tour to you and your friends again. Best regards, Chizuko

Siew Heng Loh

Singapore
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Dec 6/17

Chizuko shared the history of the places which we visited and helped us buy the Sagano scenic train tickets in advance. She took the trouble to check the availability of the open deck cabin on the actual day. All these showed her professionalism and great customer service! Thank you, Chizuko for the memories!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Siew, Thank you for posting another feedback to my tour. It was nice to ride on the open deck cabin! I had nice time with your family. Thanks again!! Chizuko

Rosalia Miroshnik

Sydney, NSW, Australia
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 17/17

We enjoyed the tour of Gion and Arashyama a lot . Chizuko is knowledgeable and experienced guide with good English .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rosalia, Thank you for taking my tour and leaving five stars and nice comments to my tour. I am very pleased to know you enjoyed my tour. I hope you have good memories about Japan and will come back again! Best regards, Chizuko

Vivian L.

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 7/17

The tour guide was prompt, knowledgeable and very flexible in adjusting the tour to suit my interests. She obviously enjoys her job and was a pleasure to be with.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Vivian, Thank you for your feedback and five stars to my tour. I enjoyed myself with you as well. I hope we will meet again. Best regards, Chizuko

Jay Hirsch

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Aug 26/17

Chizuko was great. She was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. She really made the experience memorable for all of us - including our children. (She even suggested a great place for lunch.). We would highly recommend Chizuko for a tour of Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jay, Thank you for quick feedback and five stars to my tour. I greately appreciate it. I enjoyed myself with your family as well. Many thanks, Chizuko

Joan Collar

Singapore
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 8/17

Overall was good. Unfortunately the weather was extremely hot and thus we didn't really get to see much of the Kyoto's attractions.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joan, Thank you for your feedback. Summer in Kyoto is hot and humid. I hope you will come to Kyoto again during spring or autumn! I am sure you will enjoy it! Best regards, Chizuko

Michael Little

Australia
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 8/17

We had a very pleasant day with Chizuko. We got to see a lot more than we would have been able to on our own, and she was good company, flexible and very informative. She also gave us many tips for making good use of the rest of our time in Kyoto. Recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maicael, Thank you for your feedback. I really appreciate your comments. I hope we will meet again! Best regards, Chizuko

Shelley Griffin

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 3/17

Chizuko was great. She was very knowledgeable and easy going. She was able to give us some background about the sites that we never would have learned if we were on our own. I highly recommend her services.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shelly, Thank you so much for your comments. I am more than happy to hear if from you. I hope we will meet again! Best regards, Chizuko

Nicole Elkind

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 25/17

Laura Petroni

Argentina
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 4/17

Chizuko was great! Very nice and helpful and patient with our 2 young daughters she even made origami with them during a train transfer. She knows the city very well and adapted to our needs and rhythm I totally recommend her!

Maria Paula Guzman McAllister

Colombia
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 14/17

Chizuko, thanks so much for showing us your wonderful city, we enjoy every corner of it. Best tour guide for an amzing city...

Sandra Kingston

Australia
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 11/17

Chizuko was an amazing guide. She really made our day special with her insightful commentary during our visit to Tenryu-ji, Arashiyama Bamboo Grove and the monkey park and Nijo-jo castle. Thank you Chizuko, we will always associate Kyoto with you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your feedback and five stars to my Arashiyama tour. I enjoyed myself with you in the tour. I hope we will meet again and I will show you another face of Kyoto! Best regards, Chizuko

Lloyd Simon

United Kingdom
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Feb 28/17

Chizuko being a true local was very easy to be with. Relaxed and comfortable and we saw all the highlights of Kyoto. Temples, shogun homes and nature. Wonderful stuff. Excellent English speaking.

Jeanette Lim

Australia
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Dec 23/16

Chizuko is very accommodating, friendly and informative. Our group comprised of 6 adults & 2 kids and we enjoyed ourselves very much on the tour. Great knowledge of the area and very flexible in where we wanted to go. Too bad the weather was not as accommodating as her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeanette, Thank you so much for such nice comments and five stars!!! I enjoyed myself with your group in this tour even in rain. I hope you will come back to Japan and we will meet again. Many thanks. Chizuko

Clifton Kurasaki

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Dec 17/16

We loved Chizuko as our guide, she was very informative, friendly, accommodating and caring. You can tell she is passionate about sharing her hometown with you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Clifton, Thank you for posting feedback and five stars to my tour. I enjoyed myself with your family in the tour. Let me know if you come back to Japan again. I will show you around different places. Many thanks, Chizuko

Tom Chung

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Dec 9/16

Since we were coming from Tokyo and only had 6 hours with Chizuko, we decided to pass on Arashiyama and instead focus on the Kiyomizu temple, Nijo Castle, Nisheiki Market, and Gion. We enjoyed the tour very much and Chizuko was a very knowledgeable guide. She knows many hidden passages around the Gion area and their history. We even got to see 3 or 4 Meikos and Geiko passing by. I highly recommend booking a tour with Chizuko. She is very flexible and easy going.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear May, Thank you for your feedback and five stars to my tour. I really appreciate it. I enjoyed myself with your group in this tour. I hope we will meet again!! Many thanks, Chizuko

Shirley B.

Quezon City, 1112, Philippines
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 19/16

It was a fulfilling day for my husband and me in Kyoto with Chizuko. She was very attentive to our needs.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shirley, Thank you for your quick feedback and the highest rating to my tour. I hope we will meet again soon. Best regards, Chizuko

Dawn Lee-Tremblay

Canada
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 12/16

Chizuko is very knowledgeable; full of information and very enthusiastic to share with us. She adjust the day to our group 6: 3 children and 3 adults. We had a great time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dawn Lee san, Thank you so much for taking my tour and quick feedback to my tour. I enjoyed myself with your family. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your trip ahead. Many thanks, Chizuko

Alan Genn

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 11/16

It is always useful to have a knowledgable local guide to help you navigate around the sights , especially to help get places. Chizuko is a pleasant and helpful guide, have no fear in booking her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alan, Thank you for your feedback high rating. I am pleased to hear nice comments from you. I hope we will meet again soon. Best regards, Chizuko

Jeffrey Wegweiser

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 7/16

We spent the day with Chizuko's associate Koto. Exceptional guide who went out of her way to make our day successful. Very flexible and helpful. Highly recommended. Very accommodating to our specific needs.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeffrey, Thank you so much for your comment and five stars to my tour!! I really appreciate it. I enjoyed myself with you in this tour. I hope we will meet again soon! Many thanks, Chizuko

Judith Dewis

United Kingdom
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 3/16

Very knowledgeable guide who knew Kyoto very well, we learnt a lot about the Gion area from her. We visited the Golden Temple and the Nijo Castle followed by Arrishma Bamboo Forest travelling by bus and train. With her help we sampled several Japanese delicacies which we would never had done without her. She gave us excellent advice on travelling by bus and train which were then able to do. Thank you.....or should I say okinio

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Judith, Thank you for your feedback and high rating to my tour. I really appreciate it. I am happy to hear nice comments from you. Many thanks, Chizuko

Guillermo Arriaga

Mexico
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Sep 17/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Guillermo, Thank you for your five stars to my tour. I really enjoyed mysself with you and your pretty wife! I appreciate you have come to Kyoto from all the way. Hopefully I will meet with you again! Many thanks :) Chizuko

Ian Davies

Australia
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 12/16

Chizuko was very knowledgable and helpful, and also flexible to our needs throughout the day. She explained a lot of really interesting and insightful background into Japanese culture. Chizuko took us to a lovely restaurant for lunch -- one that would have seemed a bit too hard and challenging on our own. It was great having a local to explain everything to us. We finished the day tired but with a much improved understanding of Japan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ian, Thank you for your feedback and the highest rating to my tour. I am really happy to hear you learned some Japanese culture from me. I enjoyed myself with your family. I hope we will meet again. See you then. Many thanks, Chizuko

Simon Paine

United Kingdom
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 4/16

5* great guide, fantastic English and full of facts we never could have got without a local guide. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Simon, Thank you for your comments and five stars to my tour. I was really happy to have time with you. I hope you will enjoy your rest of trip in Japan!! Many thanks, Chizuko

Terra Kimura

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 2/16

I would highly recommend taking one of Chizuko Hʻs tours in Kyoto. She is a true local with so much knowledge and is willing to share it with visitors. Chizuko made sure we made the most of our time in Kyoto and even spent some extra time with us to ensure we made it back to our apartment. Booking a tour with Chizuko is worth so much more than the tour price and we will most definitely use her again when visiting Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Terra, Thank you so much for such nice feedback and the highest rating to my tour. I enjoyed myself with your family. I hope we will meet again and I will show you around different areas!! Many thanks, Chizuko

See Eu (Anthony) Y.

P. J., SEL, Malaysia
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 4/16

Nice person. Very helpful & accommodating. Wish could have more elaboration & local story of historical sites.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anthony, Thank you for your feedback. I enjoyed myself with your family, as your three girls (especially 2-year old girl!) are so sweet. I would like to make every effort to receive five stars. Best regards, Chizuko

Rinby Lao

Philippines
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 2/16

Knowledgeable, kind and courteous . It was a wonderful tour. We learned a lot.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rinby, Thank you for your feedback and five stars! I am really happy to hear from you again. I enjoyed myself with your group in the tour. I hope we will meet again soon. Many thanks, Chizuko

Nicolas Secco

Switzerland
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 14/16

We had a really good time with Chizuko, she could explain us many things and was really flexible with our requests, we could, on the same day, change the planning. We wouldn't know so many things about Kyoto without her. Thanks again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nicolas, Thank you for your feedback and high rating to my tour. I really appreciate it and I am pleased to hear from you again. I do hope we will meet soon!! Many thanks, Chizuko

Ning Ning

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 13/16

Chizuko was amazing, we had a wonderful time in Kyoto and we definitely got more out of it by going with her. She took extra time explain about the tea houses and geisha in Gion. We got around the city easily with her, and experimented with public transportation. She's very knowledgable with the places we visited.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ning Ning. Thank you for your comments and the highestrrating to my tour. I am really pleased to hear from you again. I hope our tour was a memorable one to you. Best regards, Chizuko

Gayle Elliott

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 6/16

Chizuko was excellent. She was informative and did a great job for us. We visited several sites and when we asked her to arrange lunch she found a wonderful traditional Japanese restaurant with great food. I bring a group of students to Japan each year and will definitely try to get Chizuko to work with us again next year.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gayle, Thank you for your comments and five stars to my tour. I enjoyed myself your group in this tour as your students are all friendly and studious. I hope they learned something we will meet again next year. Many thanks, Chizuko

Tom Stepanchak

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 9/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tom, Thank you for giving me high rating. I hope we will meet again soon. I will show you another face of Kyoto. Many thanks, Chizuko

Keith Foster

United Kingdom
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Mar 27/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Keith, Thank you for your posting the highes rating to my tour. I really appreciate it. I do hope we will meet again in the near future. Many thanks, Keith. Chizuko

Sumet Silapaswan

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 30/15

Great guide From Michigan

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sumet-san, Thank you for the two days and posting feedback to my tours. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your journey. Many thanks and best regards, Chizuko

Kelima Yakupova

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 8/15

We had a very nice day with Chizuko, and we would gladly recommend this tour in Kyoto's Arashiyama area. Given that we were with a 10-month old baby, Chizuko was very patient and responsive to our requests to stop for feedings, diaper changes, etc. We learned many different facts from Chizuko by visiting zen temples. Chizuko was very pleasant and considerate.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kelima, Thank you for your nice feedback and five stars. I am really happy to hear such wonderful comments from you. I enjoyed myself with your family during the tour. Many thanks and best regards, Chizuko

Joel Raymond Ibe

Philippines
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 2/15

We took the Kyoto full day tour with Chizuko last November 2015. She was one of the best guides that we had, and was very nice and knowledgable. she even went out of her way to reserve a restaurant for us in Arashiyama for lunch. She also taught us some Japanese words and showed its origin. She adjusted our tour and tried to accommodate our itinerary as much as she can. One of the best! She was sweet too as she treated us yummy matcha ice cream at the end of the tour! Highly recommended!!

Ahmed Najm

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 22/15

Very friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ahmed, Thank you for posting your quick feedback and giving me five stars!! I really appreciate your words. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your stay in Kyoto. Many thanks, Chizuko

Brian Lew

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 8/15

Chizuko did a great job!! She was very knowledgeable for all the sites we saw. Great Experience!

Leong Chen Yee

Malaysia
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 7/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leong, Thank you for giving my tour FIVE stars! I am really glad to receive them from you. Next time I would like to show you another face of Kyoto. Best regards, Chizuko

Mark Bullock

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 6/15

Sharon and I just returned to Seoul and we wanted to write and thank you for your kindness. We enjoyed our time with you very much. We tried the restaurants you recommended and they were great. We also made it to the Silver Pavilion and the Golden Temple. Thank you too for putting our 2 day bus pass off for our last two days...they were very helpful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark, Thank you for your message and the highest rating. I am more than happy to hear from you again. I enjoyed myself with you and your pretty wife. I hope we will meet again soon. Many thanks. Chizuko

Kristen Lee

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 24/15

I would highly recommend Chizuko to anyone looking to explore Kyoto. In addition to Chizuko being such a great guide, the tours were a great value especially considering they were private and customizable. Had we done all day tours with a big tour group company it would have cost at least twice as much and I doubt the tours would have been as educational as Chizuko's! Chizuko was so knowledgeable and able to answer many of the questions that we had. She was also super friendly and accommodating.

Sarah F.

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 25/15

Chuzuko-san is an excellent guide, able to handle two couples with slightly different interests superbly! Her knowledge and ability to adjust plans on the spot made our time together pleasant and rewarding.We recommend her highly.

Frans Kapiteijn

Australia
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Mar 31/15

Natalie Parkes

Australia
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Mar 5/15

We had a fabulous day with Chizuko and I don't think we would have enjoyed Kyoto nowhere near as much without her knowledge and insight.We were only there for the day and she managed to fit quite a lot in, filled us with knowledge and history and took us to a great local place for lunch.Having her is Gion was wonderful to be able to distinguish the real maiko and geiko and see the less touristy side alleys.Thankyou so much for the beautiful day together I can't wait to see you again next time we visit

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Natalie, Thank you so much for posting feedback and the highest rating to my tour. I am more than happy to hear such nice comments from you. I am looking forward to meeting with you again, too!! Many thanks, Chizuko

David Gigg

Australia
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Dec 29/14

Chizuko was very knowledgable and flexible to our needs on the day. She made the day flow very well and we had a very interesting and enjoyable experience

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback and high rating. I really appreciate it. I had great time with your family. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your trip in Japan. Best regards, Chizuko

Georgie Ferguson

Australia
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 28/14

Chizuko was wonderful. We both jet lagged and a bit slow and she adjusted touring to suit. We could not have managed without her and saw things we would never have found on our own. Especially helpful as so many tour groups and we were so pleased to be with her

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Georgie, Thank you again for another feedback. I do hope we will meet again sometime in the near future so that I ca show you around another face of Kyoto and Nara. Best regards, Chizuko

Michael Sean Mcdonald

United Kingdom
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Aug 2/14

Great tour, at our pace, focussed on our kids questions and our interests with a lovely tour guide who was genuinely keen to show us her city. You cannot compare this to a typical guided tour - so much more personal and so much better value!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, Thank you for posting such nice feedback! I am really pleased to receive heartwarming comments from you. Please come back to Japan. I hope we will meet again. Best regards, Chizuko

Adrian Kister

Australia
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 7/14

Chizuko was great. She was flexible and very patient with our group that had 3 little children. We had a great time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice comment and highest rating on my tour. I really enjoyed myself with your family. I hope we will meet again soon. Chizuko

Toni Thompson

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 23/14

Chizuko showed up early with enthusiasm. She asked about our physical ability to walk and paced the trip accordingly. We asked for a tour of the western Kyoto area and she planned a great trip. She also joined us for Kyoto style lunch and explained all the foods and showed us proper techniques to eat like a local. WHAT A GREAT TOUR GUIDE!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Toni, Thank you so much for heartwarming comments on my tour. I really appreciate your feedback and rating. I am sure you will enjoy the rest of this trip for your lovely personality. Have a nice journey ahead. Thanks again. Chizuko

Marivic San Juan

Philippines
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 14/14

Danielle Simon

Singapore
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 2/14

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Danielle, Thank you for your highest rating to my tour. I am more than happy for that. Thanks again!! Chizuko

Viel Dhie

Indonesia
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jan 3/14

chizuko is really pleasant cheerful guide that you can meet in Kyoto, she is very helpful and flexible to take you around and telling you all the story of Kyoto and Nara that you need to know.. it was really nice time to spend around with her. Don't forget you find the right guide there…

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear VielDhie, Thank you so much for your nice comment to and the highest rating to my tour. I am really happy to hear that. I am looking forward to meeting you again soon!! Chizuko

Joyce Meyer

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 16/13

Chizuko is personable, knowledgeable and a Delightful person. Always willing to answer Questions. Please thank her on behalf of The group.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joyce, Thank you so much for your feedback and highest rating. It was fun to share time with your group. Thanks again. Chizuko

Kim Moberg

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 15/13

I booked tours with a few other reputable companies on my trip to Japan and China and this was the only tour that we enjoyed! It blew the other companies out of the water. The guide, Chizuko, was on time and well prepared. She took us everywhere we wanted, even paying for some of our bus tickets when we didn't have small bills and she brought extra learning tools and explained the Japanese language to us. It was a long, rainy day with a lot of walking and she was nothing but pleasant the entire time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kim, Thank you so much for such nice feedback and the highest rating! I am really delighted to hear you enjoyed my tour. I appreciate to have spent time with you. I hope we will meet again and I will show another face of Japan! Thank you again. Chizuko

Sekkheng Chan

Malaysia
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 11/13

We are a family of 8 with 3 kids below 4 years old and 1 lady above 70 years old. Chizuko take care of our needs and very caring and considers . Many thanks to u ..

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice comments and high rating. I am really pleased to hear you enjoyed my tour. I hope we will see you soon again. I will show you around another face on Kyoto and Nara. Thank you again. Chizuko

Logan Light

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 22/13

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Logan, Thank you for highest rating! I am more than happy to have got it. I was lucky to share the time with you. Many thanks, Chizuko

Maureen Wheeler

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 7/13

Chizuko was excellent. She arrived at our hotel and took all around Kyoto, to the Arashiyama area and bamboo forest, Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle. Her knowledge of the shrines, temples and Japanese customs and religion made this tour well worth our time. We thoroughly enjoyed spending our day with Chizuko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maureen, Thank you so much for your feedback! I am more than happy to hear you enjoyed my tour despite windy and cold weather for May. I appreciate the time to share with you. Many thanks!! Chizuko

Ron Stoll

Cayman Islands
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 27/13

Keri Zamora

Philippines
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 2/12

Chizuko was such a lovely tour guide. My kids loved her! She entertained them by giving them little quizzes about Japan. She was very though. Really a great tour guide. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Keri, Thank you for sending feedback with warm-hearted comments to my tour. I am really pleased to hear your kids like me. They are so cute. I hope we will meet soon again. Chizuko

Adam Frye

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 8/12

Chizuko did a fantastic job showing my friend and I around Arashiyama (Tenryu-ji, bamboo grove, and monkey park) and the Golden Pavilion. As well as taking us to an excellent sushi/tempura restaurant. She is quite knowledgeable of Kyoto and we immediately felt comfortable and confident in her as our guide. If you are looking for a guide to take you around the top sights--I highly recommend Chizuko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Adam, Thank you for giving my tour the highest rating. I am really grateful for it and having been with you in the gorgeous weather. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your journey in Japan. And please come to Kyoto again. I would like to show you around other places. Thank you again.

Carolyn Rimmer

Australia
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 7/12

Excellent, very helpful and informative guide. We covered a lot of ground including a lovely garden at Arashiyama (the Akochi Sanso Villa) and went to a great sushi place for lunch. She also recommended a shop for ikebana vases which was a great find. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carolyn, Thank you for giving my tour the highest rating and a nice comment. I am really happy to hear from you again and know you could got to the ikebana shop. I believe you could find beautiful and unique vases for your sister there. Many thanks, Chizuko

Wendalin Moran

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Feb 25/12

The tour was great! It was what we wanted to see and do, not to feel "rushed" like many of the motorcoach tours. I felt it like I was getting to know and see a true Japan. We felt we were the only people touring Japan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Wendalin, Thank you for your nice feedback and rating. I really appreciate the time to share with you in Arashiyama. I hope you will come to Kyoto and I will have another opportunity to show other places. Thank you again. Chizuko

Troy Tucker

Australia
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Tour: #13568, Nara & Arashiyama Full-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Sep 20/11

Once again Chizuko provided an excellent tour. She ensured that we got where we needed to go and provided great commentary on the sites we saw. She even taught owe sons some origami during the train ride to Nara. She is a wonderful guide and a very nice person as well. We would thoroughly recommend Chizuko to anyone wanting to tour Kyoto or Nara.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again!! I hope you could spend enjoyable time in Kyoto and Nara. I won't forget all of you and appreciate the time to share with you like an old Japanese saying, " One life time, One encounter". Many thanks. Chizuko

Barbara Ann Roby

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 4/11

Another very informative, interesting tour. And Chizuko also taught me some alphabet characters and origami. She was a terrific tour leader.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for giving me such a nice comment and high rating. I'm really pleased to see it. I enjoyed myself with you during the tour. It was a precious moment for me. I hope you will come to Kyoto again!! Thank you!!

May Fong

United States
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Tour: #13568, Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 10/11

Chizuko was a delightful, knowledgeable guide. She was very much in tune with what we wanted to see, and very flexible . She took us to a local Japanese place to lunch, which we enjoyed very much. She shared with us the Japanese culture, and we saw breath-taking cherry blossoms on her tour. We highly recommend her! Thank you, Chizuko

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your feedback. I' m really more than happy to see you enjoyed the tour. I appreciate the moment to share with you in Kyoto. I hope you will come to Kyoto again and then I'd like to show another face of the traditional city.