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

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Kyoto, Japan
Chizuko H.
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Alan Kwiatek

St. Louis, MO, United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 7/18

We really enjoyed our time with Chizuko. She put together a half day tour that allowed us to see the most important sights in Kyoto in a half day and had great explanations for the history of the area and the sights we visited and how they related to Japanese history, She was enjoyable to be with and had a good sense of humor. I would recommend her tours to anyone visiting this area.

Ayca Mutluer Bayraktar

Turkey
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 23/18

Chizuko was a great, she was like a local friend showing us around. She was very punctual and managed to show us a lot of sights in a limited time. She also knew the great spots where to take pictures. When leaving she showed us restaurants to eat and also how to get back to our hotel. We learned a lot about Gion / geiko culture from her. Thank you Chizuko:)

John Lieberman

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Mar 20/18

Excellent communication skills, and ability to organize an exceptional day in Kyoto. Great tour guide with excellent knowledge as well as concern for client's needs.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, Thank you so much for your quick feedback and the highest rating to my tour. I really appreciate it. I am more than happy to hear from you! I would like to meet with you again. Many thanks, Chizuko

Leslie Trippe

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Mar 19/18

Greeted us warmly with a big, energetic smile from the beginning! Just an overall wonderfully pleasant and fun day full of fun, laughter and learning! Chizuko made our half day tour so memorable, we will be talking about it for many years to come! Highly recommend her, and hope we can enjoy her services again in the near future!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leslie, Thank you so much for posting nice comments and five stars to my tour! I am more than happy to hear from you. I enjoyed myself with your family in this tour. I love to meet with you agan in the near future! Many thanks, Chizuko

Wilfred Gervais

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Mar 6/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Wilfred, Thank you for giving high rating to my tour. I hope you have nice stay in Kyoto ahead and we will meet again. Best regards, Chizuko

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Toni Romaior

Australia
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Feb 9/18

This was a great tour and so flexible as well, the guide was very knowledgeable and caring. We visited the places we wanted to and Chizuko made the commute very easy for us. Would recommend this method of touring, our guide even taught me a little Japanese such a great extra.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Toni, Thank you for your kind message and rating to my tour! I am more than happy to hear from you again with such nice comments. I enjoyed myself with you and your husband. I hope we will meet again! Many thanks, Chizuko

Marc-Alexandre Chaine

Canada
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jan 22/18

Very nice tour, very knowledgeable guide, we had so much fun ! Discovering Tokyo

Kat Moran

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 17/17

Chizuko is a extremely knowledgeable as well as kind and generous with her time. We very much enjoyed our day with her and learned a lot about history and culture of Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kat, Thank you so much for giving the highest rating and good feedback to my tour. I enjoyed myself with you as well. Many thanks! Chizuko

Lauge Nielsen

Denmark
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Sep 8/17

Our guide Chizuko was wonderful and had all the answers to our questions. She guided us effectively around town to see the temples and shrines that we had chosen from her recommendations. She knew all about history and lifestyles of the past. Chizuko speaks good English and we would strongly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lauge, Thank you very much for your nice comments and five stars to my tour! I am really pleased to hear you enjoyed the tour and learned about culture. Many many thanks, Chizuko

Elaine King

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Aug 31/17

Great job by Chizuko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elaine, Thank you for your feedback and five stars! I am really happy. I hope we will meet again! Best regards, Chizuko

Maryann Oh

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Aug 28/17

Chizuko was an excellent tour guide, as her knowledge and consideration for our needs exceeded our expectations. She provided a safe and interesting tour of Kyoto temples (Kinkaku-ji and Daitoku-ju), Yasaka shrine and the Gion district. We would highly recommend her as a tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary, Thank you for posting feedback and the highest rating to my tour. I am more than happy to hear from you! Many thanks, Chizuko

Katarzyna Mitrut

Poland
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Aug 16/17

Chizuko is a very informed guide, she told a us a lot about history as well as everyday life , she is very cheereful and a pleasure to be around with.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Katarzyna, Thank you for posting feedback and five stars to my tour. I enjoyed myself with your group in this tour. I am more than happy to hear such nice comments from you. Many thanks, Chizuko

Christopher Wells

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Aug 11/17

Chizuko was a wonderful tour guide! She has a deep and nuanced knowledge of Kyoto and does an excellent job at bringing unique and insightful anecdotes to each site we visited.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chiris and Rosie, Thank you for posting feedback and the highest rating to my tour. I am more than happy to hear nice comments from you. I hope we will meet again! Best regards, Chizuko

Chris Veldman

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Aug 9/17

Chizuko was very friendly, spoke great english, was very patient, and friendly. She also purchased our bus and train fares before hand. She even kept a sleeve to keep all the points of interest and tickets in for keepsakes. We accidentally left them with her as we had to rush to hotel by cab to leave for Tokyo. She travelled back to our hotel knowing we were checking out and waited for us to hand us our vacation keepsakes!! Amazing!

Nancy Turcotte

Canada
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 28/17

We had a really interesting tour with Chizuko and had a chance to learn more about the city and Japanese culture and history at the same time. She took us to the Nijo-jo Castle (Shogun Palace) and commented the tour with additional insights. We continued our tour to the Fushimi Inari Shrine but the rain started and we had to wait to see it. She took this waiting time to inform us about Gion and Geishas as it was supposed to be our next stop. Sadly the rain cut our tour short but it we enjoyed it!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nancy, Thank you for your comments and five stars to my tour. I wish I could have shown you around Gion district as well. I am, however, more than happy to hear you enjoyed. I enjoyed myself with you and your family! Best regards, Chizuko

Andrea Land

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 26/17

Chizuko was a terrific guide who gave us not only a great tour, but insight into the locations we explored and how to navigate the Kyoto transit system which has been invaluable as we explore more of Kyoto. Her English is very good, and her winning smile and enthusiasm made a great start to our stay in Kyoto. She has a lot of guide experience, and is very knowledgeable and friendly. I would recommend her to anyone looking to explore Kyoto from a local perspective. We would definitely book her again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrea, Thank you so much for giving me the highest rating and nice comments! I really appreciate it. I enjoyed myself with your group in this tour. I am sure your rest of your stay in Japan was great. Many thanks, Chizuko

Jordan Givens

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 6/17

Chizuko Was VERY knowledgeable and flexible during our half day Kyoto tour. We were a bit jet lagged and crunched for time. We came into the tour without a plan and she helped us see tons of awesome areas before guiding us safely back to our hotel. She has great English and was very friendly. We would absolutely use her again during a return trip to Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jordan, Thank you for taking my tour today and posting quick feedback. I appreciate your comments and five stars to my tour. I love to be your guide again! Many thanks, Chizuko

Karen Hartz

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 30/17

Chizuko led us on a lovely tour of Kyoto and helped us learn the bus system to get around on our own. Highly recommend her for any group.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karen, thank you for posting nice comments and the highest rating to me! I really appreciate, and I am more than happy! I enjoyed myself with your group in the tour. I believe you enjoyed the rest of stay in Kyoto and you will come back. I hope we will meet again! Many thanks, Chizuko

Marnie Snarr

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 18/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marnie, Thank you for your posting five stars to my tour. I really appreciate it. Many thanks, Chizuko

Sharon Tay

Singapore
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 12/17

A very nice and gentle lady... she tried to be very details with all the places and sites we visited.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sharon, Thank you for posting another comment and the highest rating to my tour! I really appreciate it. Best regards, Chizuko

Susanne Scbuler

United Kingdom
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 31/17

Chuziko is an excellent tourguide, she combines deep knowledge with a commuicative style. I enjoyed the hours discovering Kyoto, Chuziko adapted to my pace and wishes and her tour suggestions allowed me to see real gems of Kyoto and gave me time to watch, walk and learn. I like using public transport as you get to know the city well and also to orientate yourself. I would highly recommend Chuziko, in partiuclar for individual tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan, Thank you for your feedback and the highest rating to my tour. I enjoyed talking with you in this tour. I hope you had great time in Japan. And come back to Kyoto again! See you then. Many thanks, Chizuko

Kristen Jaeger

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 13/17

Chizuko was a cheerful, informative and gracious guide. I would highly recommend her!

Diane Tom

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 17/17

Right off the bat Chizuko asked if there was anything on our priority list to see that wasn't listed on the day's itinerary. We told her we wanted to visit the Fushima Inari Shrine and she adjusted the tour so we could fit it in. Because of Chizuko's planning were still able to see everything we wanted. Added bonus, Chizuko is a great photographer. She knew best locations/angles to take pictures of us that best showed off each location (and us). Take her tour, you won't regret it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Diane, Thank you for your nice comments and the highest rating to my tour. I am more than happy to hear it from you. I enjoyed myself with you and your friend. I hope we will meet again soon. Many thanks, Chizuko

Eloise Uehara

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Mar 31/17

Ms Chizuko, thank you for a wonderful time in Kyoto. Although that day was 45 degrees and raining you made it one of the most enjoyable trips to Kyoto. Thank you for accommodating my mom in her wheelchair and for making this trip a memorable one. We enjoyed the Kaiseki dinner and the beautiful cherry blossoms. Thank you and Mahalo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eloise, Thank you for your heartwarming comments. It was raining during the tour. I am happy to hear from you again though we visited less places than the original plans due to rain. I hope we will meet again and I would like to show you another face of Kyoto! Best regards, Chizuko

Laura C.

Paraguay
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Mar 19/17

Chizuko was a great guide! She was key to my stay in Kyoto, thank you Chizuko!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Laura, Thank you for your taking my tour and posting feedback. I am really happy to hear such nice comment from you. I hope you will enjoy your stay in Japan and we will meet again! Best regards, Chizuko

Lloyd Simon

United Kingdom
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Feb 27/17

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.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lloyd, Thank you so much for your feedback and the highest rating to my tour. I am more than happy to hear such nice comments from you! I would like to meet with you again. Many thanks, Chizuko

Sarah Michaelson

China
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jan 30/17

Very good knowledge of local history. We enjoyed our tour, and Chizuko was flexible in allowing us to customize some portions of the tour due to time constraints. Very much enjoyed her company and knowledge!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sarah, Thank you for taking my tour and posting nice feedback. I appreciate it. I enjoyed myself with your family in this tour although it was short time. Thank you again! Chizuko

Anthony Calderone

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jan 17/17

We had a wonderful time with Chizuko on our half-day tour of Kyoto. We covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time (Fushimi Inari Shrine, Imperial Palace, Gion, Buddhist Temple, Higashiyama). Chizuko was very knowledgeable, spoke great English and had a good sense of humor. She was very patient as we stopped along the way for photos, food and a wee bit of shopping. When visiting Kyoto for the first time, save yourself a lot of stress and book a tour with Chizuko. You'll be very pleased.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anthony, Thank you for posting such a nice comment and the highest rating to my tour. I am really delighted to hear you enjoyed my tour. I enjoyed myself with you and your son. Many thanks, Chizuko

Keith Appleby

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Dec 28/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Keith, Thank you for giving the highest rating to my tour. I appreciate it. I hope we will meet again. Many thanks, Chizuko

Grant Mayer

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 24/16

Chizuko absolutely made our tour of Kyoto wonderful. She was so knowledgeable and pointed out facts and points of interest that we surely would have missed without her. She was very kind and considerate, a true ambassador for Kyoto. Thank you Chizuko and Tours by Locals. I HIGHLY recommend both!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Grant, Thank you for your quick feedback and the highest rating to my tour!! I enjoyed myself with your family today. I hope we will meet again soon.Thanks again, Chizuko

Dorinda Wong

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 14/16

We enjoyed spending the day with Chizuko. She was very accommodating with the agenda for the day. She listed the major sites we would see on our half day tour, but she easily changed the itinerary to meet our needs. She planned for us to see Nijo castle, Kinkakuji temple and Kiyomizu -dera temple. I requested to change Kiyomizu-dera to Arashiyama Bamboo grove. Our motive for changing was Kiyomizu-dera would have its annual illumination event exactly during our stay and we didn't want to miss it!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dorinda, Thank you so much for posting feedback and the highest rating to my tour. I really, really appreciate it. I enjoyed myself with your family in the tour. I hope we will meet again soon, and I will show you another aspect of Kyoto. Many thanks, Chizuko

Jovica Rankovic

Canada
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 15/16

Chizuko is a very nice person but her English is not as strong as it is presented on the web page. It was very hard to understand her and at some point some people from our group simply gave up any effort to understand her at all. She was good at taking us around Kyoto public transit but that is where everything ends. She is maybe good guide in Japanese but not in English.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback. I, however, thought your group members were pleased with my tour as most of you showed gratitude to me at the end of the tour and I believed I did what I could do for your group in the tour. Some of you didn't understand my explanation as you wrote. But One of you translated my English to other people in the tour. She understood all I mentioned. And she asked many questions about the sites, history and culture and of course I answered all questions.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We have looked into this issue and after speaking with Chizuko several times over the last few years along with her previous reviews stating her English is up to par with her travellers expectations, we have no doubts in Chizuko‚Äôs English or guiding moving forward. You may view her past reviews for piece of mind and book her for yourself, we know you'll have a great time! We can assure you that Chizuko speaks wonderful English as this is a requirement for all Tours By Locals guides.

Jacqui Rochester

Australia
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 4/16

Chizuko was excellent. Warm, friendly and very easy company. She was well organised and punctual plus extremely knowledgeable. Being a Kyoto native she also has an intimate knowledge of Kyoto culture and can see through an outsiders eye too. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jacqui, Thank you for your quick feedback and five stars to my tour!! I am really happy to hear such nice comments from you. I enjoyed myself with you and your husband in the tour today. I hope you enjoy your stay in Kyoto ahead. Many thanks!!! Chizuko

Carolyn Stoddard

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Sep 16/16

We just wanted you to know that our tour was wonderful. Chizuko was an amazing tour guide. We got to see so many very interesting things. Chizuko was very accommodating with anything we wanted to do and went way out of her way to please us. Thank you very much for making our stay in Kyoto interesting and fun.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback to my tours. I hope we will meet soon again!! Many thanks!! Chizuko

Galen Hunt

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Aug 18/16

Chizuko was very friendly, helpful and responsive. We had already spent a week in Japan, but found we learned so much more from her in this great toor.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Galen, Thank you for your feedback and the highest rating to my tour. I am really pleased to hear you learned Japanese culture and history from the tour. I hope we will meet again. I will show you another aspect of Kyoto, then. Best regards, Chizuko

Robert Henry

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 16/16

Chizuko is delightful and knowledgable. She organized a tour specifically to meet our needs. Not too fast and not too slow. She took us to places and gave us information we could have never found on our own. She was born and lived her whole life in Kyoto. We went to a restaurant that was one of the best meals we had during our 2 weeks in Japan. It was one of the highlights. We were able to visit all of the sites by walking and using the bus system. Over all it was PERFECT.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Scott (Robert), Thank you for our feedback and five stars to my tour. I really appreciate it. I would like to make efforts all time although you wrote my tour was perfect. I enjoy myself with you in the tour. I hope we will meet again. Best regards, Chizuko

Carolyn Latshaw

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 29/16

Chizuko was a greats guide! She took into consideration our wants and planned an excellent route through the city to take in the sights we wanted to see which included Kiyomizu-dera, Gion, and Nijo Castle. She was incredibly knowledgeable and we learned so much about Buddhism and Shintoism as well as the history of Nijo Castle and the Gion area including the life and training of maiko and gaiko. An excellent half day spent in Kyoto and I highly recommend Chizuko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carolyn, Thank you for your quick feedback and the highest rating. I had good time with your group. I would love to show another aspect of Kyoto and Nara next time. See you then. Many thanks, Chizuko

Carlos Rieder

Switzerland
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 20/16

Chizuko made a wonderful job. We enjoyed her knowledge, her engagement and her sensitiveness about our requests. Also the recommendation for lunch was outstanding. My wife and myself had a very great privat tour in Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carlos, Thank you for posting such nice feedback and five stars!!! I enjoyed myself with you and your sweet wife. I do hope we will meet again soon! Many thanks, Chizuko

Amelia Daisy

Australia
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 27/16

Chizuko took both of my parents visiting tourists spots around Kyoto for the day. My mother compliments on how nice and informative Chizuko is throughout the tour. Definitely recommended. Thank you

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Amelia, Thank you for your posting feedback and five stars. I really appreciate your comments. I really enjoyed myself with your mom and dad in this tour. I hope you will come back and we will meet soon. Best regards, Chizuko

Robert T.

Australia
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 26/16

We had an excellent tour of Kyoto with Chizuko. Her knowledge of Kyoto was great and she showed us places we would never have found in our short time in Kyoto. Her English is very good and she easily accommodated our needs into the tour. Would have no hesitation in recommending this tour to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, Thank you for your feedback and the highest rating to my tour. I really appreciate it. I do hope we will meet again soon. Thank you again!! Chizuko

Siddhartha Thanawala

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 8/16

Chizuko was anexcellent guide, she had tons of information on all the sites we visited. She also modified our plans on the spot after learning what we were looking for specifically! I highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Siddhartha, Thank you so much for posting such nice feedback quickly. I am really delighted to hear you were satisfied with my tour. I would like to take you to Nara next time! Many thanks, Chizuko

Chris Carin

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 21/16

Chizuko was great! She is extremely knowledgable of the many sites and districts of Kyoto and answered all of our questions. We had hoped to see certain locations and she seamlessly worked them in to our tour. Would definitely go on another tour with Chizuko. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chris, Thank you for taking my tour and posting such nice comments to my tour. I am really happy to receive them from you. I enjoyed myself with your family. I hope you enjoyed your stay in Japanese style inn, so-called Ryokan and a shared bath! Have a nice stay Japan ahead. Many thanks, Chizuko

Tanner Buschman

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 19/16

She is a great tour guide. Chizuko takes pride in her job and it shows. She was very knowledgeable and worked with our schedule so we could see exactly what we wanted. Highly recommend!

Meg Glass

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Mar 7/16

Chizuko is professional, gracious, knowledgeable, and courteous. I thoroughly enjoyed my guided tour of Kyoto. I learned so much. I feel I know a lot more about Japan as well. Chizuko is the best!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Meg, Thank you for your posting feedback and the highest rating to my tour. I am really happy to receive such nice comments. I will show you another face of Kyoto next time, Many thanks, Chizuko

Jack Clark

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Feb 27/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jack, Thank you for giving me five stars!! I am happy to receive them from you! I hope we will meet again in the near future. Many thanks, Chizuko

Llyr ab Alwyn

United Kingdom
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jan 8/16

Hiring Chizuko for the afternoon was the best decision I made on my trip to Kyoto. I had a couple of locations I wanted to visit, and she effortlessly weaved these locations into a trip. Knowledgeable, polite, patient and good company, I would recommend Chizuko to anyone looking for a guide in Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Llyr, Thank you for your feedback and five stars to my tour. I am really delighted to hear such heartwarming comments from you as I had nice afternoon with you. I hope we will meet again soon. Many thanks again. Chizuko

Sarah Erline

Japan
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Dec 19/15

She was great! Arrived early and took us to see everything. I learned so much. 5 hour tour was the max for me- we walked about 12 miles so bring good shoes. She is well worth the money to hire her

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sarah, Thank you for posting the highest rating to my tour. Definitely we visited a lot of places in five hours, and I was happy as we could cover the places you had expected. Many thanks and best regards, Chizuko

Eric Ford

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Dec 17/15

Chizuko met me at my hotel before sunrise, explained several great sites, and got me back in the station a few minutes before 10.30, the time I asked to catch me flight home. She timed it just right, even including multiple trains, subways and a taxi to get from one site to another efficiently. Otherwise, I couldn't have seen more than two sites, even if I spent lots of time planning. Thanks so much for letting me enjoy Kyoto on my short business trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eric, Thank you for your quick and nice feedback. The tour was a little bit rush. I, however, enjoyed conversation with you in the tour. Many thanks and best regards, Chizuko

Sumet Silapaswan

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Dec 1/15

Excellent knowledgeable friendly

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sumet-san, Thank you for another feedback and five stars to my tour. I enjoyed myself with you and your pretty wife. I hope we will meet soon again. See you then, Many thanks and regards, Chizuko

Regina Teodoro

Canada
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 18/15

Chizuko was excellent in guiding us at a time of torrential rains. Too bad the weather was a damper on our enjoyment of this gorgeous city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Regina, Thank you for your quick feedback and the highest rating! I enjoyed myself with your family although it was raining all time during the tour. I won't forget you, your husband and son. It was nice meeting!! Many thanks and best regards, Chizuko

Jane Phillips

Australia
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 20/15

Chizuko is a nice lady who gave our group a very pleasant five-hour tour in Kyoto. We visited three World Heritage sites - Kiyomizudera Shrine, Nijo Castle and Kinkakuji. Chizuko provided an interesting commentary and it was great to have someone who knew their way around so well so that we could make the most of our limited time in Kyoto. Thank you, Chizuko-san!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jane, Thank you so much for your feedback and high rating. I am really happy to hear from you again. I hope we will meet again and I would like to show you other faces of Kyoto. Many thanks and best regards, Chizuko

Lucille T.

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 3/15

Very informative and spoke English well. We had a great time!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lucy, Thank you so much for your quick feedback and the highest rating. I am really happy to hear such heartwarming comments from you. I enjoyed the time with your group. I hope we will meet again soon. Many thanks and best regards, Chizuko

Analaura Calvo

Panama
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Sep 18/15

Loved having Chizuko as our tour guide. She was very patient and loving! We took the have day tour and even though it was quick, I feel we could grasp a good feel of Kyoto. Would definitely have her for a next tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Analaura, Thank you for such nice comments and the highest rating. I enjoyed our half-day tour as well. I hope we will meet again soon. Many thanks and best regards, Chizuko

Mark Luppi

Australia
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 30/15

Chizuko was great. She was knowledgeable, punctual and her English was good.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark, Thank you for your feedback and high rating to my tour. I would like to show you around another part of Kyoto next time. Many thanks, Chizuko

Deborah Amos

Australia
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 29/15

We had a wonderful day and saw so much more than we had expected due to the efficiency of our guide Chizuko. Fantastic knowledge of Kyoto and terrific English language skills.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Deborah, Thank you for your quick feedback and the highest rating!! I am really happy to hear such nice comments from you. I hope you will return your home in safety. Many thanks, Chizuko

Inna Gedzberg

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 13/15

Chizuko , thank you so much for a wonderful tour, it was very informative , we saw so much and enjoyed your explanation! Great day, thank you again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Inna, Thank you so much for your quick feedback and the highest rating. I am really happy to hear it from you. I do hope we will meet again soon!! Many thanks. Chizuko

Linda C.

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jan 20/15

Our Half-Day tour of Kyoto with Chizuko was fantastic! She asked if there were any places we would like to visit and added them to her suggested places. Chizuko took us to all of them within the 5 hours of the tour. My husband and I very much enjoyed the itinerary Chuzuko put together and she was knowledgable on each place. Chizuko has great knowledge and appreciation for Kyoto and it's culture. She also knew the transportation available very well. Thank you for a wonderful tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Linda, Thank you for your feedback and the highest rating I am more than happy to receive such nice comments from you.. I really hope we will meet again so that I can show you around another face of Kyoto. Thank you again. Chizuko

Kareen Dazzan

Australia
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jan 16/15

Chizuko was a great guide who helped us negotiate Kyoto's public transport system to see the best sites on our one day tour. Her commentary was interesting without being over the top making it a very enjoyable day.

Georgie Ferguson

Australia
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 27/14

Chizuko. Gave us an instant feel for the city, was well prepared and very caring. She also kindly assisted us with our train seat reservations. We really enjoyed her company and were delighted we were with her

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Georgie, Thank you for taking my tours and posting feedback. I really appreciate it. I enjoyed myself with you and your husband for two days. Thank you so much. Chizuko

Adriana De Antunano

Mexico
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Aug 7/14

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Adriana, Thank you for posting five stars to my tour. I am more than happy to receive them. I hope we will meet soon again. Enjoy Maiko dinner tonight! Many thanks, Chizuko

Hilary Shand

United Kingdom
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 29/14

Great tour of Kyoto. Chizuko was a great guide and helped us to pace the tour well, seeing plenty but not exhausting in the heat and humidity of late July in Kyoto. Having Chizuko as our local tour guide allowed us to really understand some of the fascinating Japanese history and culture. We would never have understood fully what we were looking at in the temples and shrines without her knowledge and experience and ability to ask others with specific information at the time. Fantastic tour and guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hilary, Thank you for your feedback. I am more than happy to have received such nice comments from you. I enjoyed myself with you as well. Many thanks. Chizuko

Helen K.

Switzerland
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 6/14

We visited major highlights in Kyoto with Chizuko. She had some interesting insights but was at times hard to understand. I had 4 private tours during my trip to Japan. The one with Chizuko would be ranked as 3rd - average.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking my tour and posting your honest thoughts. I enjoyed myself with you. I will make every effort to satisfy you next time. I hope I will see you again soon. Thank you again.

Richard Conway

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 17/14

Enjoyed our tour with Chizuko very much. She was friendly and knowledgeable. Talking to her about Japanese customs and daily life added to our experience. Thank you, Chizuko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard, Thank you for your feedback and the highest rating. I am more than happy to hear the comment from you. I enjoyed myself with your family, especially the dance of your son! :) Many thanks, Chizuko

Lyons Hamblen

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 10/14

Outstanding! I have been traveling to Japan 25 years and I learned so many things I did not know.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lyons, Thank you so much for taking my tour today and leaving feedback. I am really happy to hear nice comments from you. Thanks again. Chizuko

Jp Smith

Australia
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 6/14

Chizuko was great. This was the first of 3 days we scheduled with her. She modified this tour to our request and really made the many sites enjoyable by explaining the history associated with them. Her selection for lunch was wonderful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jp, Thank you for your feedback and the highest rating to my tours. I really appreciate it. I really enjoyed myself with your group members for three days. I hope to meet with you again soon. Many thanks, Chizuko

Michael Burdick

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 1/14

Chizuko-san was very knowledgeable and polite. Everything we expected and more.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, Thank you for your quick feedback and the highest rating! I strongly recommend Arashiyama area for today, where cherry blossoms are now in full bloom. Many thanks, Chizuko

Robert Green

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Mar 4/14

Chizuko was great! Extremely knowledgable, excellent English, friendly and patient. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, Thank you for your nice comment and highest mark! I really appreciate it. Okini!! Chizuko

Noel Leifer

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Mar 1/14

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Noel, Thank you for your high rating to my tour. It was a little long journey from Osaka port to Kyoto, but I hope you enjoyed an ancient capital city, Kyoto. Take care and many thanks, Chizuko

Jeff Lunn

United Kingdom
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Feb 18/14

This was a wonderful tour which took all the hassle out of organising visits ourselves. Chizuko was an absolute delight and was very friendly and personable and as well as organising the buses and trains was immensely knowledgable about the places we visited and the bits in between! We managed to see the magnificent Nijo palace, the intriguing Inari-tai sha shrine and the breathtaking Golden Pavilion and even though it was cold and snowing we had a brilliant day.

Alyssa Moir

Australia
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jan 29/14

Chizuko was our recent travel guide in Kyoto. She was punctual, spoke fluent English, full of information, extremely helpful & soooo friendly. She really helped us make the most of the limited time we had in Kyoto, to see everything we wanted to & teach us about each stop we had. Thank you Chizuko for a 10/10 tour, we are very grateful!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alyssa, Thank you for your time with me yesterday and posting such nice comments. I am really happy to receive it from you. I spent great time with you. I do hope I will meet with you again. Many thanks, Chizuko

Maeve Doherty

Ireland
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Sep 29/13

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maeve, Thank you so much for taking my tour and giving it five stars. I am more than happy. I enjoyed myself with you and so I hope we will meet again soon. Thanks again. Chizuko

Melanie Morgan

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Sep 1/13

What a wonderful day with Chizuko! Our favorite place was the bamboo forest! The 5000 gates were beautiful! Chizuko answered all our questions. We highly recommend her for your day in Kyoto. Book your tour with her!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Melanie, Thank you for such nice feedback and the highest rating on my tour. I am more than happy if you enjoyed my tour yesterday. I hope you are enjoying Mt. Fuji and Tokyo as well. Please be back to Kyoto in autumn or spring!! Thank you again. Chizuko

Helen Seaton

United Kingdom
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Aug 31/13

I had a great day with Chizuko. She really looked after me and explained the history of the sights that we visited. It was also nice to learn more general information about the country and the Japanese reading lesson was fun! I would really recommend this tour. It worked really well especially as I was travelling alone and only had a small amount of time

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for posting feedback and rating my tour as 5 stars! I really appreciate it. I believe we could make the best use of our time. I will remenber the time I shared with you as I enjoyed myself. Thank you again. Chizuko

Prasanta Borthakur

Canada
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Aug 8/13

She is very knowledgable of Kyoto history. Speaks English well and answered all our queries

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Prasanta, Thank you for impromptu feedback and the highest rating. I am really pleased to have heard from you again! It was my great pleasure to share time with you yesterday, although it was slightly hot and humid. I would love to show you around another phase of kyoto next time. Thank you again! Chizuko

Allan Chu

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 24/13

We had an excellent tour with Chizuko. We had limited time and she was able to squeeze in as much as possible through efficient planning and leading us through the various sites. I would recommend her highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Allan, Thank you for giving me such a nice comment and the highest rating. I am really happy to hear you enjoyed my tour although it was limited time. I would love to show you around Kyoto more thoroughly next time. Thank you again. Chizuko

Victoria Gross

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 16/13

Thank you ToursByLocals. We enjoyed our recent tour given by Chizuko. We booked out trip "last-minute" and Chizuko responded right away, via email. She met us at the train station and we were off to a wonderful day. This is a wonderful company. I would recommend spending more time in Kyoto if you have the time! Many thanks, Victoria

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Victoria, Thank you for your feedback. I am more than happy to hear that you enjoyed my tour. I enjoyed myself, too. Thank you again. Chizuko

Laura Siligato

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 4/13

Chizuko was a wonderful guide. She was so knowledgeable about Kyoto and its history. She was flexible and really went the extra mile for us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Laura, Thank you so much for quick and nice feedback. I really appreciate it. Next time I would like to show you another face of Kyoto. I am looking forward to meeting with you again! Many thanks. Chizuko

Kevin Frisby

United Kingdom
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 23/13

Great insight into life in Japan. Chizuko was very helpful and honest - a great experience. Also, the food was very good!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kevin, Thank you so much for your feedback to my tour. I was really pleased to hear from you again! I am sure you are a good cook and I loved to have lunch together. Next time, let me show you around Kyoto and Nara . Thank you again! Chizuko

Judy LaBeau

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Mar 16/13

We had a wonderful time in Kyoto with Chizuko. Although our time was extremely short, Chizuko managed to give us the essence of Kyoto's beauty and tranquility in those 5 1/2 hours. She gave us exactly what we asked and hoped for. As a tour guide she was very knowledgeable, accommodating, and fun. We relied on her for some recommendations and we were pleased with them. We hope to return to Kyoto sometime soon and for a much longer stay, when we do, we will definitely request Chizuko again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Judy! Thank you so much for nice feedback and rating. I am very pleased to hear from you again. I really enjoyed myself with you though our tour was just several hours. I will send you some photos with cherry blossoms in two weeks. I do hope we will meet soon again!! Many thanks! Chizuko

Don Burley

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jan 30/13

Chizuko was friendly and knowledgeable (she was born in Kyoto and obviously loves the city and its history). She took us to all the places we wanted to see, by public transportation so we also got a feel for the "real" aspects of the city. We could never have covered as much ground or achieved as much insight into Kyoto without her guidance. Good restaurant and ice cream recommendations too!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Don, Thank you so much for such nice feedback. I am really pleased to hear you enjoyed my tour, ice cream and the restaurant. Yesterday was a warm and comfortable day for sightseeing and today as well. Please enjoy your stay in kyoto. I love to show you around kyoto and Nara again! Take care. Thank you again! Chizuko

Sri Rahayu Masjum

Singapore
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 29/12

Ms Chizuko is very accommodative and brought us to several very affordable food eateries. She is very friendly and with her guidance, we are able to travel with ease and blend with the locals. She gives very good explanation too.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sri san,Thank you again for your heartwarming message. I really appreciate it. I won't forget your group as you were so friendly and lovely. I did enjoy myself the tour . I do hope we will meet again in near future. Thank you again! Chizuko

Rita kim Syling

Philippines
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 1/12

Our train was delayed from osaka so i was a bit worried about finding Chizuko, but she patiently waited for us in the station as agreed upon. She was a very knowledgable guide with great English speaking skills! She took the guesswork out of navigating through Kyoto, which for me was quite confusing. Lunch was delicious and well priced. She was patient in offering to take our photos and explaining to us the history of the places we visited. Well worth the time and money! Thank you Chizuko!!!! :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rita, Thank you for giving me such nice comments and the highest rating! I enjoyed the tour with your family, indeed. I wish I had seen you in Maiko costume, though! I am sure you enjoyed the entire journey. See you again! Chizuko

Amy Taylor

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 31/12

Chizuko took my sisters and I on a wonderful half-day tour of Kyoto. We went to Nijo Castle, The Golden Pavilion, Ryoanji Temple, and ended at the Kyoto Imperial Palace. She was very educational and easy to understand. I would highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Amy! Thank you for sending nice comments and highest rating. I really appreciate it. I enjoyed the tour with you, as you also introduced your own culture to me as well. I do hope to see you again. Thanks again. Chizuko

Alison Sheridan

United Kingdom
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Sep 15/12

It's definitely a great idea to book a tour for as soon as you arrive in Kyoto. I did a 1/2 day tour with Chizuko & she handled all the details which meant we could enjoy the whole experience of seeing the main sights & also to benefit from her wonderful knowledge. In Kyoto many of the main sights are quite far from each other so it really helped having Chizuko take us around

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alison, Thank you for your nice comments and the five star review of the tour. I am more than happy to hear you enjoyed it. I believe you enjoyed your stay in Kyoto including the fancy dinners! Thank you again. Chizuko

Ki Jin Kim

Singapore
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 22/12

Chizuko was patient and pointed out the interesting features of the places we visited. We had a good time at the tour and with Chizuko

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ki Jin, Thank you for a quick and warm comment. I would like to appreciate it. I am more than happy to know you enjoyed my tour. I would like to show you around other local places in the next tour, as you have already been to major tourist spots. Thank you again. Chizuko

Earl Robicheaux

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 3/12

Chizuko deserves more than5 stars. I was confused on the time, she waited for us and had a fabulous morning. Chizuko is very knowledgable, courteous and goes out of her way to make sure the tour is successful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Earl, Thank you so much for giving my tour a highest rating and such warm comments. I really appreciated you chose my tour out of a lot of tours as I enjoyed myself with your family. I hope we will meet again! Thank you again! Chizuko

Bonnie Smollen

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 13/12

What a lovely time in beautiful Kyoto! Chizuko was very kind and knowledgeable, with lots of fun tidbits...our favorite being the possible origination of the phrase "she's not my cup of tea"! We visited amazing Nijo Castle, beautiful Kinkakuji Temple and the great Kiyomizudera Temple. I wish we had had more time, as I would love to have visited Arashimaya...next time, Chizuko! Enjoyed our tour with a guide who truly is passionate about Kyoto!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bonnie, Thank you for leaving your warm comments and highest rating. I wish I had had more time with you as well. Next time I will show you around Arashiyama and other places. Thank you again. Chizuko

Cristine Mireille Averilla

Philippines
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 10/12

Chizuko was an excellent tour. She was very patient when we wanted to take pictures at almost every spot, and she gave good insights on each location.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cristine, Thank you for giving me nice feedback and the highest rating. I am happy to hear you enjoyed my tour. I believe we could cover the places you wanted to see. However, there are more places worth visiting in Kyoto. I would like to show you them next time. Thank you again. Chizuko

Fiona Mackie

Australia
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Mar 3/12

What a wonderful tour! Chizuko was a great host to explore Kyoto with. She was very knowledgeable of all aspects of not only Kyoto and its sights but also Japan and Japanese culture. She came prepared with all sorts of additional information and resources that enabled her to share greater insights into the Japanese culture where ever our conversation went. Our tour was tailored to suit the season, conditions our requests. She was very patient. Her English was easy for me to understand.I would do it again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Fiona, Thank you so much for giving me such nice comments and highest rating. I am more than happy to hear you enjoyed the tour!! I enjoyed myself with you. I hope we will meet again soon hopefully in a cherry blossom season or an autumn-leaf season!! Thanks again!! Chizuko

Alice Stanley

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jan 8/12

Chizuko met us at the train station and called me out before we went looking for us. This put us at ease. She was knowledgeable and helpful. We learned a lot from her. It was a very pleasant and enjoyable tour. Thank you Chizuko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your giving highest rating and nice comments. As you told me you would wear a red coat, I could find you on the platform easily. I enjoyed myself with you in the half-day tour, as you were so nicely talking and listening to me. I hope I could meet with you again. Thanks again. Chizuko

Catriona S.

Australia
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 25/11

Chizuko was amazing! I booked tickets to go to Japan with Mum, I knew very little about Japan and my mother, who had never travelled before, wanted an itinerary. I found Tours by Locals and messaged Chizuko - she promptly returned a three day tailored itinerary just for us. Chizuko is cultured, intelligent, down to earth and has a great sense of humour. As a guide she was punctual, thoughtful, flexible and very generous. She really made our trip something special! Catriona, Australia

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for giving me such nice comments and rating. I really enjoyed myself in our 3-day tour with you and your mom. I have sometimes remembered the scenes we laughed with fondness. Say hello to your mom and your lovely husband. I do hope to see you again. Thank you again. Chizuko, Kyoto

Kent Payne

United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 10/11

Thank you so much for your terrific tour. They had such a great time! You really saved us a lot of time as you knew exactly where to go and what to do. Our son especially enjoyed the place where the monkeys were. Thank you again! We will definitely call again next time we visit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your giving such wonderful comments and the highest rating. I really enjoyed myself with them during the two-day tour. I'm looking for meeting them again and you. Thank you so much. Chizuko

Barbara Ann Roby

United States
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Tour: #13824, Nishiki Gion half-day tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 5/11

The tour was wonderful. Chizuko was knowledgeable and thorough. Perfect.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for scoring the highest rating. I really appreciate it. I won't forget the moment to share with you. Thank you!!

Tasma How

Australia
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Half-Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 10/11

Our day with Chizuko was one of our favourite days in Japan. She was lovely, and informative, and her english was excellent. Chizuko managed to fit everything we wanted to see into the half-day tour (nijo castle, golden pavilion, kiyomizudera temple, fushimi-inari shrine, and gion). She taught us so much about the culture and history of Japan. We had so much fun, we recommend Chizuko's tour for anyone visiting Kyoto! Thanks Chizuko! We hope to see you again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for leaving such a great review!! I'm really delighted to see you enjoyed my tour and you'd like to have it again, although it was raining. I can say you were very lucky as you were able to witness a debut of Maiko. Actually it was my first time to come across their debut, too. I do hope to meet with you again!! Many thanks!!

Carol Dowty

Troy, MI, United States
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Mar 8/11

Our tour guide was EXCELLENT!!!!! She was very knowledgable and accommodated us based on what we wanted to see. She went above and beyond our expectations and was great! I would highly recommend her to anyone who was traveling to Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for such nice comments. I'm really pleased to see you could enjoy the tour. I appreciate the time to share with you in Kyoto. I hope you saw other Maiko & Geiko. Thank you!!

Lisa Joe

New Zealand
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Tour: #13824, Kyoto Highlight Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Mar 3/11

Chizuko was an amazing tour guide! Polite, informative, friendly and passionate about sharing the culture and history as we went around Kyoto. I thought it was excellent that she was able to be flexible with the tour plan and things were not set in stone. She also tailored the tour by talking about things that I was specifically interested in about Kyoto. She was also very patient with all my photo taking and numerous questions, which I thought was fantastic. I would definitely recommend Chizuko!