Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Kyoto, Japan by Tour Guide Koji M.

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Kyoto, Japan
Koji M.
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Ladan Khamsi

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Sep 25/18

Koji-san was one of the "bestest" tour guides my family has had - and we're world travelers! Our full day tour of Kyoto was exciting, interesting, and very well planned for efficiency, variety and cultural/historic aspects. Koji-san was fun and very knowledgeable and extremely accommodating to meet the requests and interests of each of us (5 in the family!). If I could give more stars I surely would!

Meirav Moran

Israel
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Tour: #243361, Customed private half day Kyoto tour on 12th September, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Sep 12/18

Koji gave me one of the most interesting days I had as a city critic for the last 5 years . He was patient, attentive to needs and full of important and professional knowledge. Thanks to him, I got a lot more out of Kyoto than I expected, and Following the things I learned from him, I extended my stay in the city. He is exactly the guide to take with you to anywhere you want to know in a real way, and not in a tourist way. I wish there was more space here to add all the compliments he is well deserved.

Walter Connelly

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Sep 11/18

Koji was a terrific tourguide. He was first off incredibly friendly and personable. Koji also provided insightful and meaningful insights not just into the sites we visted but all things Japan. He was also flexible with the structure of out tour - I had noticed a monkey preserve en route to our destination and Koji was happy to provide me with meaningful time to visit which was an incredible experience. In short - if you are heading to Kyoto - book with Koji!! Time and money well spent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you too for your good review on me, Walter! I am so glad you really enjoyed tour. Hopefully we see again soon. Koji

Gail DeMay

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Aug 27/18

Elena Bergelson

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Aug 22/18

We took a Kyoto tour with Koji and we really enjoyed it. Even though the temperature was 95F we didn't feel very tired because of the positive attitude of our tour guide. He showed us historical and natural sites. Koji also recommended us a very good restaurant. Thank you Koji!

Stéphane Berrebi

France
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Tour: #243361, Customed private Kyoto tour on 7th August, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Aug 7/18

Our second tour with Koji in Kyoto was very nice and less physically consuming than the first as we visited temples, zen gardens and the philosopher's path under a milder heat wave and less slopes ! And Koji was as energetic, dedicated, well organized and full of information about the sites as the first day, so it was a great occasion of discovery of a unique city .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Stéphane, thank you for hiring me for two days. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the tours with me. Hope we see again in the near future for more of Japan! Koji

Chris Morabito

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Aug 5/18

Koji is energetic, exciting, and extremely knowledgeable. His passion for the area is contagious. We had an exceptional 2 day tour experience with him. We did pivot from the original plans, adding an impromptu visit to Uji, which was unforgettable, and helping us cope with some extremely tough heat. Highly recommended!!

Stéphane Berrebi

France
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Tour: #243361, Customed private Kyoto tour on 4th August, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Aug 4/18

Koji is a very good, nice, helpful and energetic guide who designed a great tour, took us to very nice places and gave us good advice. We will go with him again with great pleasure to explore more places in KYOTO !

Mark Hull

United Kingdom
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Tour: #243361, Customed Private Halfday Kyoto tour on 19th of July, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 19/18

Koji's English was excellent. Also he chose to include a visit to Sanjusangendo which is not mentioned in the guide book and so I was sceptical. However, it was spectacular, seeing the 1001 life size Deities lined up in the temple. He is a very pleasant and very knowledgeable guide. Many thanks.

Eric Mitchko

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 27/18

Great! Koji was delightful, well-informed, and organized yet flexible. He offered exactly the level of time and energy we were looking for. Very strongly recommended!

Mark Hebeka

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 25/18

Koji did a very good job as our guide. He was prompt and confirmed the tour ahead of time. He has solid command of English and was very accommodating. The tour was pretty active, but he kept us moving and interested. He was very thoughtful in his approach and even offered to stop at some unusual specialty shops along the way and recommended dinner locations for after the tour.

Polene Liu

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 15/18

Koji is the best! Patient, flexible and passionate! Thank you for making our trip so memorable!

Slavic Sukharev

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 7/18

Austin Mater

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 3/18

I had a terrific time with Koji today. I would definitely recommend him for a tour. I expect to be using him again on my next visit to Japan. He is very knowledgeable, very pleasant and very flexible. Thank you Koji for a great day in Kyoto!

Mei Stanton

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 31/18

Koji is a very genuine person, he loves this job and it shows during the tour. He was enthusiastic to show us and explain to us the history. On that day during the tour, the heavy rain made us all wet, he let us go back to the hotel to change, and stayed longer than scheduled time in order to show us the interesting sights. We really appreciate. I would recommend him to my friends when they visit Japan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mei, thank you for the nice review. Happy to hear you enjoyed the tour with me!

Hemant Gupta

India
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 23/18

Koji san is a great guide, very knowledgeable and very understanding of the requirements of the tour members. Definitely recommended

Hugo A Ramirez

Panama
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 18/18

I wish I could have given 10 stars!!! Koji is a great person, totally engaged with his work, knowledgeable and funny. We had a fantastic tour with Koji and meeting him was a highlight of our trip to Kyoto. Thank you Koji for the wonderful time and the great memories!! We recommend Koji without any doubt whatsoever.

Tony Greenman

Israel
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 29/18

Koji was a great guide, very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and a really nice guy. Doesn't stop smiling. Took me and my wife all over the city and made sure we saw as much as possible, but at the pace we wanted. Koji even went over time into the evening just to add some extras. Great choices of varied sites as well. Best temples, bamboo forest, Geisha district, market. Wonderful tour and guide. We highly recommend him.

Barbara B.

United States
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Tour: #243361, Customed private Kyoto tour on 28th April, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 28/18

Koji was great! He was so accommodating knowledgeable and made sure we were 1000 percent taken care of. Totally recommend him

Susan Lee

Canada
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 26/18

Great family experience. Had Koji for two days, he was great with the kids. They missed him after we left. Flexible, informative, highly recommend.

Mary Jane Dowling

Canada
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 25/18

We covered alot of sights in Kyoto.Koji is entertaining & personable.He did not clock watch,he wanted to make sure we got in all the things on our list.Helped us in stores when we were shopping.Aware of our needs as far as using escalators instead of stairs when possible.Made reservations for us at a restaurant we wanted to try.English is very good.On a map planned out our day that we were on our own.You will not go wrong spending a day with Koji.MJ - Canada

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi MJ, I am so glad you are back your home safe. Thank you so much for having me as your guide for two days.Hope to see you soon! Koji

Ashley De Jong

United States
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Tour: #243361, Customed private Kyoto tour on 23rd April, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 23/18

Cannot recommend Koji enough. We crammed so much into one day and enjoyed every minute. Koji has a great sense of humor. He was both informative and willing to engage in thoughtful conversation about culture, etc. We consider him a friend now and he was worth every penny.

Stuart Fund

Israel
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Tour: #243361, Customed private 3days tour on 15th,16th and 17th April, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 15/18

We spent 3 days with Koji and had a great time! He has a tremendous amount of knowledge and had lots of patience for all our questions. It was very important to him that we see as much as possible while still making sure that we were able to experience each sight to its fullest. Koji was very flexible and adapted our itinerary to our needs. We highly recommend him.

Jean-Benoit Daumerie

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 14/18

What an awesome tour! My wife and I were in Kyoto for our honeymoon, and our schedule was put together last minute. Koji was able to adjust the tour to accommodate some conflicts. He was also able to be flexible and add another stop to the tour per our request. We visited a whole bunch of spots in East Kyoto and he walked us through cultural, architectural, and historical explanations of what we were seeing. Would definitely do another tour with Koji...just like hanging out with a friend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi JB! Yes, hopefully see you again in Kyoto!

Judy Lo

Irvine, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 9/18

Koji is a wonderful guide. He was patient, kind, knowledgeable, and willing to change the itinerary and customize it for our group, even last minute changes. Koji made everything so smooth and was willing to accommodate all our requests. We had a wonderful time during our tour. Koji took us to routes that we otherwise would not have known to go to and temples and shrines that are little known. The recommendation for lunch and dinner were both fantastic. We will definitely use him again!

Carmen Tebbe

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 6/18

Koji was the absolute best! We booked a full day tour and he was able to reserve us a private car with a safe and extremely nice driver for the day. He had a great itinerary scheduled for us but was very flexible if we didn't want to do something or if we wanted to go somewhere, stay in a shop longer, etc. We had missed the main cherry blossoms by a week but he knew of one temple where they were in full bloom and it was exquisite. We never would have known to go there if we had not hired Koji.

Davide Zerbini

Hong Kong
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Tour: #243361, Customed private Kyoto tour on 4th April, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 4/18

Koji is a wonderful turist guide. Always available for explanation with a smile, very knowledgeable about Kyoto and Japanese culture in general; he can speak English and Italian. He made us exhausted after one day walking but it was worth to do it. Koji is highly reccomended to any visitor coming to Kyoto.

Joe Neumyer

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Mar 4/18

Koji-san was a fantastic guide! Him and I spent the entire day together seeing as much of Kyoto as we possibly could. He was able to modify the program on the fly to allow me to see more of Kyoto as our schedule and path saw fit. Koji's knowledge of Kyoto is unmatched. He knows of every secret street and viewpoint. I wish I could retain as much information as he shared with me. I whole-heartedly recommend any tour with Koji as he truly loves his work. I now consider Koji a friend. Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joe-san! I also enjoyed my favorite very intensive tour with you and I am so glad I made friend with you. Can’t wait to see the photos you took yesterday. Looking forward to it! Koji

Eileen Abuhamad

Bahrain
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jan 24/18

Eileen Abuhamad

Bahrain
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jan 23/18

Kai Hansen

Australia
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Tour: #243361, Customed private Kyoto afternoon tour on 20th January, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jan 20/18

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.

Erin Partridge

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Dec 30/17

Christine Fidello

Canada
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Dec 24/17

Koji is an enthusiastic tour guide. It was a whole day tour but he was very accommodating with our requests since we had a baby with us. He provided necessary facts and history about Kyoto. The tour was informative, places were arranged accordingly for easier transport and of course, it was enjoyable since Kyoto is indeed a must visit. And it is best to choose Koji as your tour guide.

Stacey Iwane

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Dec 8/17

Koji is a fun and knowledgeable guide. He was very accommodating and patient with us seniors. We never did feel rushed when we stopped at the little shops or for a cup of coffee. He made sure we all had a great time and returned us back safely to our hotel.

Jacqui Jordan

Australia
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Dec 7/17

We had an amazing day in Kyoto with Koji. He was so knowledgeable and answered all of our questions so willingly. Koji did a great job keeping our teenagers happy and engaged throughout the tour - we would never have seen so much of the city on our own. He managed all of our various transport arrangements leaving us to relax and enjoy it all. At the end of our day, he helped us select an excellent restaurant for dinner and even seen us to our table. We only wish we could take him with us to Tokyo!

Dorothy Savarese

Centerville, MA, United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 18/17

Koji was approachable, timely, and knowledgeable. He helped tailor our tour to our interests. Would definitely recommend him to other travelers.

Lucretia Odinak

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 12/17

Koji was an amazing guide. We really could not have asked for a better experience. He met us at our hotel and we were off on foot to visit the markets and sites. Along the way he stopped at points of interest and added lots of information about Japanese customs and history. He made it clear that we were free to ask him anything we were curious about. The day was jam packed and we saw so much of Kyoto always feeling that Koji had a plan in mind and wanted to make our experience memorable. We loved it!

Art Gee

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 31/17

We had a great time touring Kyoto with Koji. Although he had specific places to show us, he allowed us to make adjustments based on our preferences. Koji was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and energetic but best of all he loves his job and his city. If you are considering a walking tour of Kyoto (including use of public transportation), I would highly recommend using Koji as your guide. He is the best!

Yilun Koethe

San Francisco, CA, United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 30/17

Overview: 5/5 stars. Two thumbs up. Don't look any further for the best tour guide in Kyoto! Koji is an energetic, kind and knowledgeable guide, who showed me (solo female traveler) >10 places in one day. He knows all about the historical sites, and points out cool back alley features. Without him, I would not have the depth of knowledge regarding the city, and the context to see the sights in Kyoto as most places don't have English translation. I would recommend him to anyone without reservation.

Letitia Golubitsky

Canada
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 21/17

Koji is a very knowledgeable guide. He was very sensitive to our needs and he fully respected our wishes / plans of the day. He made the day trip very enjoyable for us and for our 8 year old daughter . He is taking pride in showing Kyoto to tourists and he will take you to all the important sites. There are things we would have missed if we were by ourselves . He pointed out details we would not know otherwise. Strongly recommended for your vacation.

Suzanne Rostan

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 20/17

Koji is wonderful! He is all one could hope for in a tour guide - knowledgeable, kind, and accommodating. He met us at our car on the train and (after determining our priorities) took us to see (in 1 day) several beautiful Shrines and Temples (including the Golden Pavilion), the ethereal bamboo forest, the exquisite Okochi Sanso home and garden of the Japanese actor Denjiro Okochi, lunch at an automated sushi restaurant (delicious and fun) and shopping at the covered market! Fabulous!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you , Sue! It was so nice meeting you and them. I really hope to see you and your husband soon. Koji

Sandra Bousquet

United States
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Tour: #243361, Customed private Kyoto and Osaka tour on 18th October, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 18/17

Koji met our group of eight outside the cruise terminal and he was right on time. We had a fantastic day with him as he took us on train rides to our different destinations. We saved so much time having an experienced guide with us. If we tried to do this tour on our own we would have wasted so much time trying to figure out where we were going. By the end of the day, we all fell in love with Koji and his winning smile. He took us to places in Kyoto and Osaka and returned us to the ship on time.

Zuzana Kalian

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 15/17

Koji is a local treasure. We emailed back and forth as I planned the trip. He was very prompt with his responses and had great suggestions for our tour and even self-guided tours for the rest of our stay. He met us at our hotel on time and the whole day was full of fun and excitement. We covered so much ground by foot and via public transportation. At the end of the day Koji kept adding more things to show us and we even went overtime :) You will be in hands of a perfectionist.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Zuzana and Barry, thank you so much for excellent review on me. Spending the time with you in Kyoto is really good memories for me too. Yes, hope we meet in Kyoto again soon. Koji

Janet Rosenbloom

United States
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Tour: #243361, Customed private Kyoto tour on 12th October, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 12/17

Koji was excellent- knowledgeable, friendly, funny and flexible! We couldn't have enjoyed the tour more. The descriptions and history of the sites were fascinating and informative. Koji is high energy - we covered a lot of ground in the eight hours. We would and will highly recommend him to others looking for a guide in Kyoto. Thanks, Koji, for wonderful day!

Tyler Goldberg

Austin, TX, United States
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Tour: #243361, Customed private Kyoto tour on 10th October 2017, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 10/17

We spent a total of 3 days with Koji enjoying Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, and Miyajima. He was simply fantastic. He responded well to our individual needs throughout the day and put together a great itinerary for us in Japan. I highly recommend Koji for your visit!

Tyler Goldberg

Austin, TX, United States
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Tour: #243361, Customed private Kyoto tour on 9th October 2017, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 9/17

We spent 3 days with Koji, each day becoming better and better. His knowledge of the sights to see and how to efficiently guide through them to avoid crowds, achieve the most efficient viewing, and history are first class. I highly recommend Koji!

Brian Marks

United States
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Tour: #243361, Customed private halfday Kyoto tour on 26th September, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Sep 26/17

Koji was exceptional. The pace was exactly what we were looking for and the afternoon was peppered with interesting Japanese culture and comments - even explaining some of the subway advertisements. Highly highly recommended. Thanks koji!

Joe Stockwell

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Sep 21/17

Koji is a Rock Star guide! Fantastic day for father and daughter to tour Kyoto -- we hit great sites all day and Koji gave us a great background and context for all the sites. We felt very comfortable with Koji -- I would recommend him to anyone, especially if you want to have a little adventure and keep a high tempo for the day. You will not be sorry! I hear he has a great bike tour also -- I imagine that would be wonderful too.

Susan Townsend

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Sep 9/17

Koji provide our family with an AMAZING guided tour experience. The day was packed with interesting sites, great commentary and good food! We walked and took the train everywhere, and had a chance to dive into the culture, history and sights with information, enthusiasm and energy. All the sites we visited were outstanding- we couldn't think of one we'd leave off the list! Koji is attentive and knowledgeable. I recommend his tour with great enthusiasm!!!

Martha Warner

United States
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Tour: #243361, Customed private Kyoto tour on 7th September, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Sep 7/17

Martha Warner

United States
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Tour: #243361, Customed private Kyoto tour on 6th September, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Sep 6/17

Koji did an amazing job! Highly recommend!

Stuart Draughon

United States
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Tour: #243361, Customed private Himeji castle tour on 14th August 2017, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Aug 14/17

Koji was very helpful in planning our trip to Himeji castle, the gardens at the castle, (including the excellent lunch spot in the garden), and Mt. Syosyazan Enkyoji temple. Climbing to the top of Himeji castle was one of our favorites during our month in Japan. As with the two other days, trip planning and travel was outstanding, and we 'walked the least and saw the most' with Koji's route--and got to see so much along the way. Koji's insights on all of our tours was superb. Great tour guide.

Stuart Draughon

United States
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Tour: #243361, Customed private Kyoto and Osaka tour on 13th August 2017, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Aug 13/17

Koji worked with us on our tours in advance. On our day 2 in Japan, we toured a number of temples and shrines, examples are Sanjusangendo and Tofuku-Ji temples, and Fushimi Inari-Taisha Shrine, as well as gardens, Osaka Castle, Dontonburi (Osaka Times Square), and Shinsekai nostalgic street. As with day 1, Koji had a route that allowed us to walk the least and see the most--including numerous items of interest along the way. As on day 1, Koji found a great restaurant for lunch. Excellent Guide!

Stuart Draughon

United States
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Tour: #243361, Customed private Kyoto tour on 12th August 2017, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Aug 12/17

Koji worked with us on our custom tours. Day 1 We saw Nishiki Food Market, then 5 beautiful temples Ninna Ji, Ginkaku Ji, Einkando Jenrinji, Shoren-in Monzeki, Kiyomizudera; and the District. (my spell check keeps correcting the names, so my apologies). Koji had the route figured out to allow us to see the most and walk the least, with this very challenging list--but also took us to Okanomiyaki Katsu for lunch. Koji had the background, and was fantastic! Outstanding guide service!

Laura Cavalleri

Italy
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Aug 11/17

We spent the whole day with Koji. We were 9 people, two families with guys from 15 to 24 years old. With him we could visit Kyoto at the best. He could explain us the history, the habits, the culture of Japan. He was always kind and propositive. A wonderful day. At the end we were tired but happy, for sure without him we couldn't have visited all these special places in one day. Thank you Koji! Laura and family

Amanda Kelso

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Aug 8/17

Koji was a great guide who was able to show us a kid-friendly view of Kyoto. Would recommend to anyone who wants a great tour!

Patrick Stafford

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 29/17

This tour was jam-packed, but we never felt rushed at any site. Koji is a delightful tour guide. He is pleasant, funny, knowledgeable, flexible and informative. He asked about our interests and things we'd like to see/try and tried to accommodate all of them. In addition to the usual historical sites, he also showed us the "off the beaten path" gems that made this day so special. His tour far exceeded our expectations. We would all highly recommend him.

Morten Hellberg

Switzerland
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 24/17

Gabriel Becerra

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 19/17

Koji made our stay in Kyoto memorable!!! We loved everything he showed us starting from the bamboo forest to the Fushimi Temple. His explanations were intriguing and thorough. He was very excited to show us Kyoto so he made it a very interactive and enjoyable tour. He also had an ipod to show a lot of pictures of the sites we will be visiting. Wonderful Experience!!! Best time in Kyoto

Michael Shapray

Canada
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Tour: #243361, Customed private Kyoto tour on 11th July, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 11/17

We spent three days with Koji in Kyoto, Nara and Osaka. He was a great guide and each day was unique and informative. Highly recommended.

Richard Froehlich

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 21/17

Koji was very friendly and knowledgeable and made our day fun and informative even though it rained. He really made Kyoto come alive with his background knowledge and even helped us get from our hotel tonthe train to Osaka. Highly recommend him

Marjorie Young

United States
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Tour: #243361, Customed private Kyoto tour on 9th June, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 9/17

Our family had such a fun day with Koji. We had requested to see the Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji Temple,Ginkakauji Temple and Kiyomizudera Temple, but after the castle and two temples, Koji knew we were "temple out" and suggested Nishiki Market instead which was an excellent choice for the family. Koji was an excellent guide----very personable, knowledgeable, and catered to our needs. I would highly recommend him to anyone coming to Kyoto. Marge Young and Ohana from Hawaii

Barton Miranda

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 13/17

Do you want to see best "must see" places in Kyoto and be entertained at the same time? Then Koji is your man! He is a terrific guide! He has alot of energy and a great sense of humor and was very accommodating and flexible. He provided us a great combination of historical perspective and fun, interesting tidbits on the areas in Kyoto we visited. I don't know how many times we laughed with him! You'll love Koji's enthusiasm, we highly recommend him!

Anat Hod

Israel
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 25/17

Kyoto is a beautiful city. We saw with the guide the top of everything.

Dennis Stick

United States
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Tour: #243361, Customed private shore excursion to Kyoto and Osaka on 11th April, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 11/17

Koji is a very a really fun guide and very well prepared for our port visit to Osaka. He arranged to lead us on our journey to Kyoto by subway and train. We beat the traffic and it was fun to learn about the great transportation systems. We saw an incredible shrine with the big Torri gates as Koji explained the culture. We had a wonderful lunch in a very authentic restaurant which was so interesting. Loved the Kobe beef! It was raining and yet we had a great time and the Cherry Blossoms were beautiful.

Donald Layne

Canada
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Tour: #243361, Customed private Kyoto tour on 9th April, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 9/17

Donald Layne

Canada
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Tour: #243361, Customed private Kyoto tour on 8th April, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 8/17

Excellent guide. Always looking out for how he can help.

Carol Weiss

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 4/17

Koji couldn't have been kinder. We was very flexible and wanted to please. We had the perfect day. I would recommend him to everyone.

Richard Owers

United Kingdom
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Tour: #243361, Customed private Kyoto tour on 9th February, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Feb 9/17

To give you an idea how good this guide is..on day one I said (late in the day) "looks like my phone is about to die" he said "would you like a charger? " and produced a phone charger from his bag!! Because the phone was dead I couldn't take any pictures where we were so he said "please use this camera and produced a great little digital camera which is way better than the iPhone!!! When the phone had charged up, he said "would you like to e-mail your family?" And produced a portable wifi zone. Amazing!

Richard Owers

United Kingdom
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Tour: #243361, Customed private Kyoto tour on 8th February, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Feb 8/17

Kuji is simply the best guide you could hope for. Always smiling, knowledgeable and helpful. You will be very happy if you choose him!

Lorraine Trainor

United States
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Tour: #243361, Customed Kyoto and Nara private tour on 5th February, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Feb 5/17

We gave Koji a difficult task of seeing Kyoto and Nara in one day. He is an excellent and knowledgeable guide with very good English skills. He is intelligent and extended himself to be considerate of older travelers. The weather was cold and rainy and he kept us going and happy. He is incredibly hard working and never stopped supplying us with interesting facts.He planned the day perfectly.

Kiah Wildoer

Australia
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jan 22/17

Koji was a very personable man and it was a pleasure to spend the whole day with him touring Kyoto. He didnt rush us and we didn't finish our tour until 7 pm - a big day, but worth it! We chose to walk a lot (our choice entirely) which meant we were able to take in more of Kyouto's sights and sounds. He was very knowledgable and spoke good English. We enjoyed our conversations throughout the day on many varied topics (26000 steps and as many words)! We highly recommend Koji - you'll have a great time.

Fiona Maggs

Australia
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jan 20/17

We had an amazing day with Koji. He is a wonderful guide with good English and Italian. He tailored the day to suit our needs. We added on a trip to the monkeys and stopped at great shops and restaurants. Without such an amazing guide we would not have seen so much of Kyoto in a day and gained such insight on the culture and history. The whole family rated this as the BEST DAY EVER

Sohar Solomon

Germany
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Tour: #243361, Customed private Kyoto tour on 10th January, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jan 10/17

Koji was a wonderful guide leading us through the amazing Kyoto sites - highly recommended!

Michelle Klawitter

Australia
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Dec 29/16

Koji is wonderful. Very knowledgeable. A Great guide. He doesn't rush you, but still manages to pack a lot into one day.

Gert Kruger

South Africa
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Tour: #243361, Customed private afternoon Kyoto tour on 26th November, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 26/16

Jeanne McGregor

Canada
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Tour: #243361, Customed private Kyoto tour on 14th November, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 14/16

Koji is a very enthusiastic and fun guide. Our family was happy to have shared the tour of beautiful Kyoto and dining experience at the Menbakaichidai Kyoto Fire Ramen Restaurant with him.

Carol Shimizu

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 4/16

Koji was absolutely wonderful and energetic! We would highly recommend Koji to anyone visiting Japan. There were six of us and every one of us were delighted that he was our tour guide. Since we only had a day to tour Kyoto, he was able to show us so many places that would normally take at least two days. Koji made sure that we saw all the places on our list of "must sees" even though it was long over due for him to go home. He was very knowledgeable, personable and accommodating. A great tour guide!

Richard Postance

United Kingdom
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 23/16

Koji was an excellent host for our first full day in Kyoto after 7 days in Japan. As a family with three children (aged 8,11 and 13) who are good walkers but can only take so much history it was a tough ask. Nevertheless Koji's good english, strong content knowledge, relentless energy and approachable style made this the perfect way to get to grips with this amazing city. It has to be said that when my sons discovered that Koji does ninja re-enactment they thought the world of him!

Natalia Greyze

Australia
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Tour: #243361, Customed Kyoto private tour on 2nd October, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 2/16

Fantastic tour with Koji! We are family of 4 adults and 2 kids (10 and 12yo) enjoyed the day in Uji and Kyoto , very informative tour and lots of great advice from Koji . Very flexible and accomodating guide !

Cathy McClarnon

United Kingdom
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Sep 29/16

Koji took us around all the sites of Kyoto in an amazing whirlwind of a day. Such a friendly, knowledgeable and thoughtful guide and a day we will never forget. Five out of five isn't enough. We would never have seen half of the things we saw without Koji and recommend him to you 100%. Cathy

Grant Kelly

Australia
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Sep 27/16

We really enjoyed Koji's tour of Kyoto. There was only two of us which meant it was a very personal tour that could be shaped to take advantage of our desires to see gardens. Koji is a really personable and enthusiastic guide that provided a wealth of information to us about his culture and his appreciation of all things japanese. And most importantly, he introduced us to one of the best coffee we have ever drunk...

Mark Beadling

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Sep 22/16

Excellent tour! Koji was energetic and happy to show us Kyoto. He knows how to put together a well organized tour to maximize your day. Was particularly good at knowing best spots for pictures and was excellent at taking pictures of us with landmarks perfectly placed in the photo with us. He was good at giving just enough information about each site without slowing down tour.

Jimmie Nahas

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Aug 27/16

We were uncertain about which guide to use in Kyoto based on the range of guides. We liked what we saw in Koji M and immediately set up a dialogue. We had a long list of locations we wanted to see. Koji was able to create a list based off ours and we were off. Using public transit, we were able to see the city by bus & rail. We visited Ginkaku-ji Temple , The Path of Philosophy, Honen-in Temple, Eikan-do temple, Nanzen-ji Temple, Fushimi Inari-Taisha Shrine, & Tofuku-ji Temple. Koji is Sugoi.(Awesome.)

Mj Brandt

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Aug 24/16

Koji is a friendly, an animated and energetic guide. My husband and enjoyed his company for a full (he went beyond his contracted tour time) to show all the sites of interest inKyoto. I would highly recommend his services.

Paula Aguado de Gabriel

Spain
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Tour: #243361, Customed private tour for Kyoto and Nara on 28th July, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 28/16

Discovering Kyoto and Nara with Koji was a real pleasure. He is willing to show all the beautiful corners of Kyoto as well as Nara. He was on time to began the tour and was not in a hurry to ended it proposing more things to do. Really a great pleasure!!

Hinrich Kaiser

United States
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Tour: #243361, Customed private Kyoto tour on 13th July, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 13/16

Koji's friendly and easygoing manner was a great asset for our group. We made some last-minute adjustments, and he was able to accommodate us and guide us expertly. Highly recommended!

Agnes Seeto

Australia
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 9/16

Koji had an excellent knowledge of Kyoto and an extensive itinerary.It rained heavily at the start of day and faced with our initial trepidation, Koji calmly told us it would clear by midday and promptly rearranged the itinerary.We ended up having a great time visiting so many beautiful sites.It was a jam packed itinerary requiring a lot of walking but by day's end we were enraptured with Kyoto's beauty that we forgot about our tired legs.We would do it all over again with Koji and recommend him highly!

Joan Hutson

United States
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Tour: #243361, Customed Kyoto private tour on 6th July, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 6/16

Koji was our guide in Kyoto and surrounding area for two days. My husband and I and our two adult children could not have had a better time. Koji is most entertaining, knowledgeable and thoroughly engaging. He got us to our many destinations as easily as possible, and we received two days filled with wonderful sights and information and insights. Thank you, Koji!

James Ihn

United States
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Tour: #243361, Essential Kyoto private tour on 26th May, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 26/16

Koji was a great tour guide-- very considerate, kind, and incredibly informative. He was flexible, knowledgeable, and fun. Highly recommend to any visitors to Japan!