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

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Richard Lee

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 13/18

Excellent experience. Toyoko is a great guide, very knowledgeable and accommodating letting us determine the pace of the tour. In addition she was very patient with all our questions. Despite using public transport the tour ran very smoothly and we were able to see a lot in 7 hours. Would definitely recommend her as a guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much!

William Meijer

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 19/18

Toyoko is an amazing guide and a wonderful person to spend the day with! She is very knowledgeable about Kyoto and Japanese history, is attentive, and helped us navigate the city with ease. Would do again in a heartbeat!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. It was nice to meet you.

Mary Dowey

Ireland
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 18/18

We had a fascinating tour of Kyoto with Toyoko and recommend her warmly. She shaped the itinerary to suit our interests and was friendly and wonderfully informative. She also speaks perfect English. Five stars well merited!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. Walking along Philosopher's Path with you was especially lovely. Thank you for letting me know a new expression "lichen".

Nicholas Brugman

Australia
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 15/18

This tour is highly recommended! We had a fantastic day wtih Toyoko. She was very informative and very friendly. She has excellent English skills and spends the time to explain the Japanese Culture. She also is proactive in asking if you would like your photo taken at key locations.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. I was happy to do the tour for your honeymoon.

Mignon De leon

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Mar 17/18

Toyoko was very knowledgeable and pleasant. She accommodated us at the last minute. We were a group of 4 adults with 2 elderlies and 2 small kids, so it was very challenging to move around, but she was very patient with us and knows where every elevator/ramp in the train stations. She even went to drop us off at the train station going to Kyoto to make sure we did not get lost, even though she did not have to. Highly recommended tour guide!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much.

Mark Harris

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 8/17

Toyoko was a great guide and very knowledgeable about the areas and sure we visited!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. It was nice to meet you and your beautiful family.

Bonnie P.

San DIego, CA, United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 13/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much!!

Helen Bromilow

Australia
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 12/17

Toyoko was a fantastic host we engaged her twice and she made sure that everything we wanted to see was covered in the day. She kept the pace appropriate for the whole family her knowledge was great and she had obviously prepared well for the day, we would definitely recommend her as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much.

Don Roe

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Mar 25/17

Toyoka provided us a great tour. She was very professional and informative. We are really glad she was with us as the many trains, subways, and busses we needed to use would have been difficult without her. We enjoyed getting to know her and learned a lot.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. Please enjoy the rest of your travel.

Ayman Hindy

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Dec 24/16

This is an excellent introduction to Kyoto. Toyoko-san was very knowledgeable about all the sites we visited which she choose carefully to provide me and my family a wonderful experience. She was very kind and helped us in everyway she could. I highly recommend this your to first time visitors to Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. Please enjoy the rest of your stay in Kyoto.

My Dang

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Dec 11/16

Extremely knowledgable, very polite, very accommodating. would recommend her without hesitation

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. Please enjoy the rest of your travel.

Ivy Lee

Malaysia
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 26/16

There were 9 of us on this tour, with 2 eldery and 3 children . We arrived Kyoto at the peak autumn season. It was extremely crowded. Miss Toyoko amazingly navigate and guide us to our destinations by using trains and buses. She is nice, caring and flexible to adjust to our needs. We are glad to have her as our guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. Please take care and enjoy the rest of your travel.

Mila Kaliman

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 20/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

Andrew McArthur

United Kingdom
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 5/16

Absolutely excellent. Thoroughly recommended. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much

Madeleine Wall

New Zealand
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 23/16

Toyoko was our guide extraordinaire. After pre-trip emails she refined our tour of castle temples and shrines to also include wonderful examples of 3 types of Japanese garden: zen, moss and stroll. This required a combination of public transport and taxis all of which she shepherded us through with great professionalism, while explaining history, architecture, local customs, food and cooking. Tips about how to get around and what to do afterwards. Very knowledgeable, efficient, kind and awesome!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. It was nice to meet you.

Stephen P.

Washington, DC, United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Sep 22/16

Toyoko is a true professional, while at the same time a friendly, caring, and knowledgeable guide. She was so very responsive from the day I contacted her to plan this tour. She showed us amazing sites in Kyoto, while providing excellent historical context. Her use of public transportation made our group's experience all the more authentic. I wholeheartedly recommend Toyoko for this tour. She is fantastic!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much

Diane G.

Australia
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Sep 10/16

We had a lovely day touring Kyoto with Toyoko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

Steven Heggy

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Sep 3/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

Karyn Kenny

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 25/16

Toyoko was simply outstanding! As a TBL veteran, she is one of my favorite guides ever. She was knowledgable, patient and very attune to our wants and needs. We felt like we spent the day with a long lost friend - thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much.

Francine Versalie

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 23/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much

Juan Estalella Giron

Spain
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 4/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much

Mark Kalina

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 7/16

A very good tour and an excellent tour guide. The tour was in-depth and interesting and our guide was able to adapt the tour to match the interests of our tour group (there were four of us.) Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much

Bernadette Ratcliffe

Philippines
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 3/16

Toyoko was a wonderful tour guide! Pace was perfect, giving us time to appreciate the beauty, history and culture of each place we visited. And she takes beautiful pictures! We hope she can be our tour guide in our next visit, this time to Osaka.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. I hope you enjoyed dinner last evening.

Dustin L.

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 9/16

Toyoko was wonderful! We did a lot in a 1 day tour. She gave a lot of history on the places we visited. She made sure we were in the pictures and not just the ones taking them. Great time management and adjusted her itinerary to fit in additional things we wanted to see/do. She made sure we made it to the places we wanted to go with suggestions/directions after our tour as well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. It was a beautiful day, and we saw lots of cherry blossoms.

Jeff Mefford

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 7/16

Toyoko was an excellent tour guide. We sincerely appreciated the history and the beautiful gardens she showed to us. It was a difficult day with hard rain but Toyoko was positive and cheerful. We thank Toyoko very much for her tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much!

Peter Rovsing Hald

Denmark
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Mar 27/16

My family and I had two fantastic days in Kyoto with our excellent guide Toyoko, who was very friendly, knowledgeable, considerate and helpful. She had made a very well-designed program for the two days that made it possible for us to see a lot without ever feeling like we had to hurry . We strongly recommend Toyoko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. It was nice to meet you and your beautiful family. During the tours, we were lucky to see many weeping cherry blossoms in full bloom.

Peter Rovsing Hald

Denmark
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Mar 26/16

My family and I had two fantastic days in Kyoto with our excellent guide Toyoko, who was very friendly, knowledgeable, considerate and helpful. She had made a very well-designed program for the two days that made it possible for us to see a lot without ever feeling like we had to hurry . We strongly recommend Toyoko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. It was nice to meet you and your beautiful family. During the tours, we were lucky to see many weeping cherry blossoms in full bloom.

Jean Link

United Kingdom
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Feb 14/16

Toyoko was fantastic. She was so flexible and informative. We had a great day in Kyoto seeing the sites with her. In addition to history and cultural information, Toyoko shared practical information work is including how to use the subway. We traveled with confidence alone on the subway system and jr train system our 2nd day in Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. Hope to see you and your beautiful family one day in the near future.

Paula Margarita Cajucom

Philippines
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 28/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

Siti Mardiana Omar

Singapore
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 21/15

Toyoko waited patiently for us even though we were late. She is well-versed in English and explained to us some rich historical Japanese facts. As Muslims, we have certain diet restrictions and Toyoko is not calculative, in fact she went to find out some local restaurants that would be suitable for us to dine in. We were so much at ease with her during our tour. We'd love to be back in Kyoto again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Siti san. You're always welcome. It was very nice to meet you and your beautiful family.

Eduardo Malpica

Mexico
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 18/15

Very informative guide!! Highly recommended , 10/10!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!

Karl Tan

Philippines
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 24/15

If you would like to explore Kyoto like a local the without doubt you should join Toyoko's tour. Im sure like me you will see Kyoto in a different but wonderfull way.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. I hope to meet you again soon in either in Osaka or Kyoto, or both.

Anna Fang

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Sep 22/15

This is first time we tried tours by locals and we were very lucky to have Toyoko as our guide. She was attentive from beginning to the end. Toyoko was very knowledgeable of every sites we visited. I booked a full day tour & we saw everything that was on my list plus more. We all enjoyed our time with her. I strongly recommend Toyoko to anyone who is looking for a guide in Kyoto or Osaka. We hope to come back again in few years to have another tour with Toyoko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. Hope to see you in Osaka next time.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We're thrilled you had a wonderful first experience with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back for many more!

Roy Kim

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Sep 21/15

We had an incredibly ambitious itinerary, but Toyoko was able to make it work! She is an incredibly kind, thoughtful, and well-informed guide who taught us all about the history of Kyoto. Highly recommend her to any people looking to visit Kyoto!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. It was nice to meet you

Abbas Zaidi

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Sep 6/15

Toyoko alone made the trip to Kyoto worth it! Very knowledgable about the sights, lore, and the transportation system here. Additionally, she was a pleasure to be around and even assisted me in making a dinner reservation that evening as well as giving me recommendations on where to go for a tea ceremony (among other things). Get her and you won't regret it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much.

Andiyono (ANDY) Tan

FREMONT, CA, United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 15/15

Toyoko-san was very knowledgeable with both Kyoto cultural and shopping/food highlights we are interested in. She spoke fluent English and was very helpful and patient throughout the tour. She was able to accommodate our specific requests yet managed to cover the itinerary stated when we started the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. Although a typhoon was approaching, we were lucky without rain or wind. Look forward to seeing you on a Osaka tour too.

Don Hoota

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 7/15

Guide was very knowledgable and polite. Will definitely recommend to others!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much.

Christine Fisher

Australia
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 26/15

We had a wonderful day even though it rained. Toyoko had a very good knowledge of the area and we enjoyed her company and tour. We saw so much more than we ever thought possible. Thanks again Toyoko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My pleasure. Thank you very much.

Sten-Erik Bergner

Sweden
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 11/15

Toyoko is the perfect guide, knowledgable, charming, and accommodating. Her English is great so we chatted all day about different aspects of every day life in Japan as well as the intricacies of Shinto and Buddhism. We were tutored in the practicalities of using the subway and bus system, and received many recommendations and words of advice that are coming in very handy as we continue our visit. Thank you Toyoko, we made it to the concert you helped us find; it was awesome.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. And thank you for letting me know you made it to the concert. Happy to know it. Have great days!!

Mervyn Kirker

Canada
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 18/15

Gracious lady very knowledgable and pleasant Highly recommended

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much.

Ethem Divanovic

South Africa
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 29/15

Unforgettable experience. Toyoko is a wonderful host.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much

Marlene Reeta

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 23/15

Philip Eiszele

Australia
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jan 12/15

Had a fantastic guided tour of Kyoto by Toyoko today. The tour was exceptional and Toyoko was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Throughly recommend Toyoko

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much!

Sanny Dy

Philippines
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Dec 29/14

Our wonderful guide, Ms. Toyoko was very informative and helpful for the duration of the one day Kyoto hightlights tour. Even when we are slow walkers & would always fall behind her she would take her time to wait for us and helped us while on tour. When we cannot book Universal Studios tickets because of the japanese website, she took time to book for us & even accompanied us to a Lawson convenience store to help us out and pay for those tickets so we would not have to line up at ticket booth USJ

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That was my pleasure. I hope you enjoyed Universal Studios Japan although express passes were all sold out. Thank you very much.

Jay Halim

Indonesia
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Dec 17/14

Ms. Toyoko was professional, knowledgeable, & intuitive. She's also very friendly & extremely pleasant company! Thank you for wonderful memories!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. It was nice to meet you

Rachelle Bengco

Singapore
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 21/14

We had a great tour with Toyoko-san. She is a very knowledgeable guide and fluent in English. We learned a lot about Japanese culture and she gave a comprehensive and entertaining background behind the sights we visited. We went on our own pace and she made sure that everyone gets a seat on the bus or train. She also brought us to this great and value for money sushi place for lunch.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. I appreciate your friends recommended me to you, and I was happy to be with you.

Sofan Chiu

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 2/14

Toyoko was fabulous. She was very accommodating and gracious. Our familyof 6 had a wonderful time in our short visit to Kyoto/Osaka. She met us at the cruise terminal, and was very helpful. We definitely recommend her services.

Louise Howard

United Kingdom
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Sep 11/14

We had a fantastic day, experiencing so many of the sights in Kyoto. Toyoko was very friendly, knowledgeable and always had an answer to our questions. Our day was full of visits to some of Kyoto's many wonderful sites where Toyoko was able to provide lots of information about each site. Travel between the sites was all by foot and the typically punctual public transport. We're so glad that we chose to book a guided tour with Toyoko as it has made our experience of Kyoto so much more fulfilling. Arigato!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much.

Michael Hampton

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Sep 8/14

We enjoyed our day tour. Toyoko was knowledgeable, professional and polite. She assisted us with the application to see some exclusive local sites. She assured we had maps, bus and train tickets, and guided us to 5 sites. She educated us on each, and shared aspects of herself. She accommodated my husband's photography whims and my pregnancy pace. She started as our guide and ended as our friend. We highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. When your baby grows old enough to travel abroad, please visit Japan again. I look forward to meeting you again in the near future.

Andre Fausto

Philippines
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 5/14

The family has tremendously enjoyed Toyoko-san's guided tour. She was very professional and patient in sharing the information. Toyoko-san was likewise proactive in her suggestions as we went through planning our itinerary. Excellent! Highly recommended. Thank you Toyoko-san for the great experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your quick feedback. Although you may have got tired after the tours, you gave me the comment. I do appreciate. I hope you'll enjoy "Miyako Odori" and other places.

Cecilia Worley

Chile
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Mar 9/14

Very expierenced and with good English plus a frendly personality was the perfect guide to see the city highlights.We had a great experience with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much.

Anna Lerhaupt

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Feb 22/14

We had a great time visiting Kyoto with Toyoko. She was a great guide, very helpful and considerate. I would rate her at 5 out of 5.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. I hope you're enjoying Arashiyama and the tea ceremony today.

Sophia Elmes

Australia
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jan 4/14

On time. Coped well with my family group of my parents, as well as our two children ages 8 and 12. Adjusted well to changes in the plan on the day. Excellent language skills. Well informed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much.

Loren Heck

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 27/13

Our guide, Toyoko, was wonderful. We had done a little research and she was able to arrange our day to get the most done. My husband loves to take photographs, me too, and Toyoko encouraged us to be relaxed and tour as we wished. Our time spent figuring out the transit was minimal as Toyoko was so expert. She taught us some Japanese words and was patient to tell us many times. We had a great day, saw parts of Kyoto and fantastic fall colors. How fortunate we feel to have found Toyoko and this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. You're still on your way of long journey, please take care and enjoy your holiday.

Audrey Gubler

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 26/13

Toyoko was a wonderful guide and showed us things that we would have never known without her help. She is also very kind and considerate. I especially appreciated her showing us little specialty shops where we could sample foods. We highly recommend Toyoko and would use her again if we return to Japan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much.

Mai Saif

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 22/13

Kyoto was excellent. Spoke fluent english with only a slight accent. Full of interesting information. Very patient and accommodating to our needs. Was able to show us all the high lights and stayed with us until we left at 8:30 pm, making sure we boarded the correct Shinkansen back to Tokyo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. It was just one day you could spend in Kyoto, so I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the day.

Jean Alvarez-Calderon

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 19/13

This tour was exceptional. Toyoko kindly maintained contact prior to my trip and prepared in advance to meet me at my rental apartment. We used public transport to visit city highlights at a pace adjusted to my ability and interest. Her command of English and knowledge of area history and cultural details made my visit to Kyoto a real learning experience. She is gracious, flexible and gave my day a memorable look at Japan. Having a personal guide and companion was like traveling with a dear friend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. That was my pleasure. I hope you'll have great time during the rest of your trip.

Patricia S.

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 11/13

Toyodo's knowledge of the historical sites and transit systems helped maximize our wonderful experience in Kyoto. Her english is excellent and she was a joy to spend the day with. Would highly recommend Toyodo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much.

Yves Nadeau

Canada
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 29/13

Toyoko was our guide for one and half day in Kyoto and she was simply... wonderful all the time. She has great knowledge about Kyoto and its history, and her choices of venues allowed us to discover the culture and traditions of the old capital. She adapted to the slower pace of our group, as we were not in a hurry to visit the city. Should I return to Kyoto, she will definitely be my choice for a tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your vacation in Kyoto.

Fabienne Hulcelle

France
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Aug 18/13

Toyoko was a really great guide. We had a wonderful day with her. I really recommand her if you decide to have a private tour. We appreciated her company . Thank you so much to her…She was very interesting .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much!

Sabrina Barrus

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 29/13

Had such a great time. Toyoko really took the time to tell us all about the history of the places we visited.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much.

James H.

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 3/13

Our Kyoto Tour with Toyoko was outstanding to the Nth degree, we couldn't have expected any more, Toyoko's knowledge about Kyoto was excellent, and her being flexible about changing sites to be visited was very much appreciated by our group. Toyoko was very patient with us, as we were diverse in our interests...she didn't rush us, but went along with the time schedule that she planned. Toyoko is a wonderful person to get to know, and we were very fortunate to have had her as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. I was also fortunate to meet you.

Lilianne S.

Canada
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 13/13

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much.

Nicola Grayson

South Africa
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Mar 28/13

We had the pleasure of Toyoko being our guide. She was so friendly and most helpful! She made our day glide along smoothly and helped us do all we wanted! We would highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. I hope you well all the best. Happy travel!

Tim B.

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Dec 27/12

Toyoko was very knowledgeable and patient with our family. Before finding Toyoko we had walked around Kyoto and saw many of the sites, but felt we were missing meaning in what we were seeing. We then found Toyoko, she was able to take us around with ease, and explain Kyoto and Japanese culture in ways that our family will cherish for years.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was so nice to meet you and your beautiful family. Thank you so very much.

Samantha Heath

Singapore
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 26/12

Toyoko was very lovely, and accommodated all our needs. She was very flexible in taking us to places that we wanted to go, and was very knowledgable in Kyoto, and for any questions we had. She was very caring and looked after us, ensuring we could easily find our meeting place and she made sure we could get on our train home. We were very happy with her and would recommend her highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. The day was so nice because of you!!

Gary Bard

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 31/12

Could not have been better. A wonderful way to see Kyoto with a great guide. We would highly recommend her to anyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!!

Mani Panat

Australia
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 3/12

Our family of four learned immensly from the fantastic tour arranged by Toyoko. Her energy & enthusiasm was truly remarkable. She was very efficient to arrange all sights with very good knowledge of local transport. Apart from the sights she took us to a superb yet low priced restaurant. We feel we have gained a friend after the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. Although it was raining, we had a great day.

Touk Sinantha

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 29/12

Toyoko was wonderful and significantly exceeded our expectation. She was so thoughtful and very good about contacting us before we got to Japan to gauge our interests and expectations. When we told her that along with a tour of the highlights of Kyoto, we also wanted to eat great, local Japanese food that as tourists we couldn't find on our own, she took us to a wonderful Keiseki lunch and awesome Yakitori dinner. She definitely enhanced our Kyoto experience and we would highly recommend Toyoko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Touk, Thank you very much!! I'll never forget you and your beautiful family. Your daughter's song was so impressive!! I also enjoyed being with you.

Sandra A.

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 12/12

We couldn't have asked for a better tour guide. She was on time, courteous, and very knowledgeable. She went out of her way to be helpful. We enjoyed our time with her very much and highly recommend her. Sorry for not responding sooner but we continued our travel after our tour with Toyoko and didn't get back home until 7/1/12.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for hiring me as your tour guide. You were very kind and generous. I felt happy together with you.

Budi Komala Noor

Malaysia
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 14/12

It was a nice trip and great place to visit all thanks to Toyoko-san for her guidance and care to see the most beautiful places in Kyoto...Domo arigato gosaimazu Toyoko-san

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Budi san, domo arigato gozaimashita. We had a lot of time to talk with the itinerary before the tour, and we were able to visit places you wanted to see the most. Thank you.

Sorin Brener

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 29/12

Toyoko was very kind, attentive and knowledgeable. We saw 4 objectives and attended a tea ceremony. Altogether the experience was very good

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the lovely day. Best wishes and many thanks.

Leah Lipshitz

Israel
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Mar 27/12

We had a wonderful day with Toyoko. She is very Knowledgable, friendly and helpful. Raanan is somewhat disabled and Toyoko helped, suggested modification and was very accommodating. She took us to several of Kyoto's top rated sites and educated us on Japan's history, religion and culture. We highly recommend her. Thank you, Toyoko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Leah and Raanan, Thank you for your sweet comment. You're wonderful husband and wife. I was very happy to show you the beautiful city of Kyoto. I hope you'll have great days in Japan. Thank you!

Annie Cheng

Canada
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Mar 14/12

We had booked Toyoko for two tours. The Kyoto Tour was are 2nd. We thoroughly enjoyed our day in Kyoto with Toyoko. She made the tour for our family very interesting. She had arranged all the sights and meals according to our preference and even showed us how to return to Osaka as we chose to stay behind to enjoy the spa. Would recommend Toyoko highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kimono experience was very fun not only for you but also for me. And I felt happy to hear that everything was fine at the spa. Thank you for the lovely two days.

Aleisha Milne

Australia
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Dec 16/11

Great tour with Toyoko. We were able to see all the best sites in Kyoto. Toyoko made sure we were having a good time and went out of her way to make sure we had a good time. She let us move at our own pace!! Thank you Toyoko for a great city/temple/shrine tour!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aleisha, thank you for the sweet message. You all are the nicest people, and I was very happy with you. Thank you for helping me a lot. I wish you a wonderful and enjoyable safe trip!!