Michael YamadaUnited States
Hiroko was an amazing guide! She expertly guided us through Kyoto via subway, tram and bus. We loved visiting the Fushimi Inari and Heian Jingu shrines in the Eastern area as well as the Arashiyama bamboo forest and Golden Pavilion, located in the West. On top of that we were treated to a kimono fashion show, which we all enjoyed. We highly recommend Hiroko as your tour guide! Hiroko, our family loved spending the day with you! It was a highlight of our visit and filled us with wonderful memories.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, thank you very much for your messages! Yes, I arranged the schedule on the day. I’m very happy you and family members love Kyoto and we made a memorable day. I’m looking forward to meeting you again! Best regards, Hiroko
Theresa O'LoughlinUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for giving me many stars! I hope you’ll enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan until the last minute! Best regards, Hiroko
Dorothy BourdonUnited States
We had a great day touring Kyoto with Hiroko. Definitely a 5 star day. Hiroko plotted out the most efficient route to all the sights we wanted to see, using all different forms of public transportation. We NEVER could have figured this out on our own. She also took us to a ramen place for lunch that left quite an impression. It was soooo delicious, I'm still thinking about it. Thank you Hiroko for a wonderful day!
Christy FearnUnited States
Hiroko was a fabulous guide. Lovely and accommodating. She is highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Christy! I also enjoyed the day with you. Hope you’ll enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan! All the best, Hiroko
Brian ShanedlingUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Hiroko! She is an amazing guide with equally amazing knowledge. Kyoto is quite spread out & she seamlessly guided us for the whole day. Her knowledge of art was a fabulous bonus. She kept us engaged & similing the whole day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Really really thank you, Brian! I was also delight to introduce you beautiful Kyoto. I think you’ll come back to Japan in the near future and look different places. Hope to see you again! All the best, Hiroko
This is our second time have Hiroko as a tour guide. She is very friendly and knowledgable. Great tour guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ashleigh, thnak you very much for your comments and stars! It was so memorable day in Kyoto. I hope we’ll meet again as the third time in the near future! All the best, Hiroko
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Valerie-san. When you’ll visit Kyoto in the near future, let me introduce more places. Really really thank you. All the best, Hiroko
Charlotte HazeldeanUnited Kingdom
Had an absolutely brilliant day with Hiroko. She was excellent, looking after us, showing us how to buy bus and metro tickets and also very informative. I now know where the name of the camera company Canon comes from! This is the first time we have used a private guide and whilst it is a lot of money it was absolutely worth it. We have travelled a long way and wanted to get the most out of our holiday and this was an excellent start. Thanks Hiroko!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Charlotte, thank you very much fo hiring me as your guide in Kyoto. We enjoyed gardens were much more beautiful than regular days because of raining all day. Your Japan tour has just started, I hope you’ll make a lot of memories until you’ll leave Japan. Once again, thank you. Take care and enjoy! Hiroko
Ping ZhengUnited States
We had Eastern & Western Kyoto tours with Hiroko recently. Even though Kyoto's August was hot and humid, we enjoyed our tours tremendously. Hiroko is an excellent tour guide，very knowledgeable in every aspect of Kyoto. She is very friendly and professional. We enjoyed the sightseeing, local food tasting, souvenir shopping, ... Thank you, Hiroko, for making us fall in love with Kyoto! Hope to see you again when we come for the cherry blossom next time.
Melissa AlwangUnited States
Absolutely a pleasure to spend a day with. Was very knowledgable about the city, temples, and other fun spots around the city. She was incredibly accommodating for whatever we desired to do. Would recommend her to anyone. We learned how to navigate the city successfully which was extremely helpful for the rest of our trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for giving me many words and stars! I'm still remembering the day with your smiles and too much walking. Though we're blessed by the natural breeze in Kyoto! I hope you'll enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan and come back in the future again. Thank you, once again. Best, Hiroko
Yayra M Sanchez-DiazUnited States
When planning our visit to Japan, we contacted Hiroko to show us around Nara and, Eastern and Western Kyoto... and, we're so glad we did! She was an amazing tour guide: smart and knowledgeable, nice and kind. She made sure to follow our pace and accommodate to our interests, but kept the information and interesting facts coming our way. Plus, her English is great. We LOVED her and would recommend her to everyone. Hope to meet her again, in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Yayra and lovely family! Yes, we spent very good time together. I learnd "Donde Comemos hoy?" as the new expression from your original languages and I told you "OOKINI" to say thank you in western Japan. I hope we'll meet again and show you around another parts of Japan. OOKINI again. Be happy, Hiroko
Saad IsmailUnited States
Hiroko was excellent. She made a point of getting to know us, then she tailored the tour specifically to our needs. She informed us about Japans's local culture, customs and way of life. She covered the past, current and future. She is a guide not to be missed. Thank you Hiroko.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Saad, thank you very much for giving me a lot of comments and stars! That day we enjoyed the day in Kyoto. I hope you'll come back to see other parts in Japan! Best, Hiroko
Grace Doni AndresLaoag City, ILOCOS NORTE, Philippines
Hiroko is a very good guide and really flexible. She was also very patient with our group of three married couples who seldom stuck together...wanting to take pictures at different spots. Hiroko moved at a fast pace and was eager to show us many places. She was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about so many things about the many features of the places we covered. Opting to visit less sites, she chose the best places to show us. At the end of our tour, she brought us to the shopping district!Great!
Tegan GreenwayUnited Kingdom
Hiroko went above and beyond my expectations for this tour. She was very knowledgeable about the area and its history and she stayed on after the official tour had finished to take me to see a real Maiko perform. Made this an unforgettable last night in Kyoto.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tegan, thank you very much for your comments ! Yes, the real Maiko performance made our day at last ! Kyoto is always filled with everlasting attractions. I hope you'll make another plan to visit Japan in the future. Take care fo yourself, thank you once again ! Best, Hiroko
Joel AdlerUnited States
Hiroko was a fabulous tour guide who was prompt, considerate, knowledgeable, and able and willing to modify the plan to meet a demanding schedule and fast walker. I highly recommend this tour and guide without hesitation. It was a fabulous experience that made my trip memorable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joel, thank you very much for your heart-warming comments and stars ! I was very happy to travel with you Eastern Kyoto. That tour also made my day memorable though I operated a lot. Once again, thank you. Best, Hiroko