A wonderful day, in a fabulous city, with a most pleasant and knowledgeable guide. Highly recommended.
Hiroko-san is very patient and knowledgeable, showing us around Kyoto and helping us with our purchases. We enjoyed our stay in Kyoto very much and have learnt a lot about Japan, its history & culture from her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Valerie-san, thank you very much for your comments and stars! Not only you but also I enjoyed introducing you beautiful Kyoto and Japan. I wish I had more longer time with you. Next time, for sure! All the best, Hiroko
Brian MmUnited States
Hiroko was an excellent guide who provided us with a wonderful tour. Our circumstances limited our mobility but Hiroko is always flexable and patient. Hiroko knows Kyoto and history very well! Her expertise shows in vignettes thoughout. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brian, thank you very much for your comments. I was also happy to have met your family and introduced beautiful Kyoto. Kyoto is always busy because of filled with attractions. Please visit us again! Warm regards, Hiroko
Ping ZhengUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ping Zheng and family ! Hope to see you again. Best, Hiroko
Marilyn ShufflerUnited States
Highly recommended. On time, we went everywhere I wanted to go, provided plenty of information. Fantastic job!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marilyn, YES! That is a special day for us. I hope you'll be back to Japan soon again. Best, Hiroko
Yayra M Sanchez-DiazUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for hiring me as your guide! Hope we’ll meet again in the future! Best, Hiroko
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for giving me five stars! I hope you’ll come back to Japan again and see different places! Take care and enjoy traveling! All the best, Hiroko
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for hiring me as your guide ! Hope you’ll make another plan in Japan. Best, Hiroko
Mercedes KarelUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! I hope you'll visit Japan again and look for other places. Best, Hiroko
Rod HaragaUnited States
Because there are so many different tour guides available, it was a shot in the dark to choose a good guide. We looked at the pictures and made our decision. I'm not certain of another methodology that would assist in picking the right guide.
Kenney O.United States
Hiroko was a great tour guide. She was very knowledgeable about all of the sites that we explored including Kinkaku-ji, bamboo forests of Arashiyama and Ryoanji temple. Her English was good and easy to understand. She helped maneuver our party of 8 including a two-, six- and eight-year old as well as my two elderly parents throughout Western Kyoto with ease from site to site. She was very flexible in accommodating the pace and sites of the tour to work for everyone. Definitely tour with her again.
Hiroko is an excellent guide. She is very kind and polite.She speaks excellent English. She constantly tries to accomodate the customers needs.She gave us a lot of interesting facts about Japan and the areas we visited.She never looked at her watch and we never felt pressed to visit quickly any of the sites we visited.She made our visit such a nice experience. Highly recommended guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Vlad san, thank you very much for your comments! Yes, we enjoyed all the sites we visited on the day. Kyoto is always filled with unlimited attractions. I hope you'll visit us again in the future. Best, Hiroko
Annie H.United States
Hiroko was a wonderful guide. We enjoyed the day traveling with her to many of the sites on the western side of Kyoto. She came to our hotel on our first day and taught us how to navigate around Kyoto on public transportation and how best to use to the few days we'd be in Kyoto. We enjoyed learning about the Samurai and the subtlety in the designed of Shirines and Temples used to aid their defense. We had a great first day with her and it got us off to a great start.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Annie, thank you very much for spending your time to give me a lot of comments! Yes, all of us enjoyed the day in western side of beautiful Kyoto. I hope you'll make another plan to visit Japan and look for more interesting places and things for you. Please say hello to your family. Best, Hiroko
Fabiana RamirezUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Fabiana, thank you very much for joining my tour for Wstern Kyoto. Very good day, isn't it ? I hope you'll make another plan to visit Japan in the future. Once again, thank you. All the best, Hiroko
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Sharon, thank you very much for giving me 5 stars ! When you make another plan it visit us, please let me know. Please say hello to your family. All the best, Hiroko
Justo GonzalezUnited States
Professional, very knowledgable of all locations visited, excellent English communication with prompt responses to all my questions during the trip preparation and before arriving. She was flexible to our schedule and tour locations changes upon my request during the day of the tour. You won't be disappointed of your Kyoto tour with Hiroko. Thanks from USA. We will see you again.
Excellent guide, perfect english skills and very positive guide, very kind highly recommended !!! Very informative and prepared guide 10 ot of 10!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eduardo, thank you very much for your comments and a lot of stars ! Yes, we had a joyful time in Kyoto. Take care, work hard and visit us again in the future ! Best, Hiroko
Harley WilsonUnited States
The tour of Kyoto was excellent. The tour was customized to go to sites that we selected and to fit within a time constraint that we had. Hiroko had the tour well planned and provided a lot of detail and background information that made the tour much more enjoyable and beneficial than a standard tour. She was very personable and knowledgeable about Kyoto. This was my first experience with ToursbyLocals and I will not hesitate to use them again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Harley ! That was busy but enjoyable day for us. Kyoto is a special place to sightsee with a long history. Please visit us again and feel another face of the city. Take care of yourselves ! Hiroko
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Thanks for your thoughtful feedback! We look forward to introducing you to more of our excellent guides on your future travels.
Bich Ha DaoAustralia
Hiroko was very nice, friendly and helpful (she even taught us how to buy train ticket to airport...) . She was the first Japanese that I associated with and she impressed us with her natural kindness. The nice weather made our tour so pleasure as there were quite a lot of walking to see beautiful temples with nice natural greeny gardens around, gorgoeus bamboo forest and nice peaceful local shops. This tour made many wonderful memories of a beautiful Japan country.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bich Ha Dao, thank you very much for giving me such wonderful comments. Yes, we spent the beautiful time in Western Kyoto with temples and bamboo forest. I don't forget. Once again, I appreciate you chose this tour. All the best, Hiroko
Cecelia NovakUnited States
Hiroko is an excellent tour guide. She met us at our hotel lobby and guided us through the train stations to the bullet train and ropeway on the way to the Himeji Castle and Garden. Hiroko knew the train schedules extremely well and we never had to wait more than 5 minutes for the next train. We had a wonderful day exploring the castle, and the Engyoji Temple. Hiroko also showed us how to sit and enjoy the moment. Hiroko shared her knowledge and experience with us and we recommend her without reserve
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Cecelia, Thank you very much for your comments and stars for me ! It was very fine day and we visited the temple, castle and garden in a day. It's a long day for us, but I find all of you enjoyed every places. Also happy tour to spend the day for your first visit to Japan. Best, Hiroko
Barrie TankelUnited Kingdom
Hiroko was a fantastic tour guide. She speaks English very well and explained everything very clearly and in gret detail. I highly recommend her as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Barrie, thank you very much for joining my tour. I love guiding Japan and happy to hear your comments. Hope you'll have a great time while traveling !