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

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Rosslyn Poole

United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Jul 28/18

Tokoyo is an AMAZING individual and tour guide. She's very knowledgeable if her tour areas and highly accommodating to requests during the tour. She recommended some very good Osakan cuisine that I'll forever remember.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much

Elena Pevzner

United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: May 10/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much

Cyril Goldberg

Australia
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Apr 8/18

Great experience. Knowledgeable, resourceful and obliging for special unusul locations on top of what you normally expect fom a guide. God conversationalist if you spend long time together. It helps she herself is a sophisticated world traveller. Thank you Toyoko.

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

Whyte Whyte

Ireland
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Mar 25/18

Toyota was a very pleasant and accommodating guide. She worked around our arrival time, which was very understanding. Meeting and returning to our hotel was, for me, essential after a long haul flight. Her tour was very enjoyable and a lovely introduction to Japan.

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

Dominic Teo

Singapore
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Feb 17/18

It's a real shame that we didn't have more time with Toyoko. We had a wonderful time and quite a local experience with Toyoko. The pace was a bit frenetic but then again, we set ourselves a mission on what we wanted to see. You could see that Toyoko had our motley crew of folks (very wide age groups) in mind. Overall, a good experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. See you soon in the near future.

Joe Suh

Canada
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Dec 3/17

Toyoko was a wonderful guide, she was very knowledgeable and kind. She took us an extra temple on the way to Osaka catle that only locals go; it was the one of the greatest local experience I ever had. She managed the timeline flawlessly as we had another tour in Kyoto afternoon. She prepared a map and plans for us. I would recommend her highly to anyone. Thank you again Toyoko!

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

Jane Sobel Klonsky

United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Nov 20/17

Toyoko was FABULOUS. She was knowledgeable about both history and modern culture. We ate our way through the city and introduced us to shop owners. Everyone was welcoming and friendly. Her knowledge was only surpassed by her quick smile and friendly demeanor as she made us feel like old friends. We would highly recommend Toyoko and visiting Osaka. Thanks!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. I had a great time with you and your beautiful family.

Richard Wise

United Kingdom
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Oct 22/17

Toyoko is not just a knowledgeable and fun guide, she is perceptive, caring and thinks quickly on her feet, swiftly adapting the tour to your interests and mood. She will make your experience of Osaka magical and deeply touching. I know that sounds like a lot to pull off but I am here to tell you that's what happened with us. We strongly recommend her and are very grateful to have been guided by her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. Although it rained during the tour due to a big typhoon, I was happy to meet you and show you Osaka. I do appreciate your feedback.

Harold Popewiny

United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Sep 24/17

We have just returned from Japan and one of the most memorable and rewarding experiences was our tour with Toyoko. We are amazing our friends with information on Japan, the sites we saw and the wonderfully warm reception we had wherever she took us. Toyoko was very informative, took into account our needs and desires. The sites we saw were amazing and we could not have asked for anything more. The best compliment I could give is that I think we made a friend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. I look forward to our next meeting!

Jeanette A.

United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Jun 3/17

Toyoko gave our family of four a great time in Osaka.She was so very patient and helpful. We saw a lot in a half day tour of Osaka which we thoroughly enjoyed. Would recommend Toyoko without hesitation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much.

Yayra M Sanchez-Diaz

United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Apr 8/17

When we decided to visit Osaka during our trip to Japan, we wanted someone to show us around and we found Toyoko. We're glad we chose her, since she was very nice and knowledgeable about the area. She was soft-spoken but made sure to keep us informed and entertained. She's personable and her English is good. We would recommend her...

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much

Richard Kennedy

United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Jan 25/17

She was the best! Such a great knowledge of Japan and wonderful personality. Will be touring with her again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much

Loretta Basei

Australia
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Jan 15/17

This was a great introduction to Osaka and Toyoko was a fantastic guide. She even helped organise our seperate Asahi beer brewery tour and sent instructions to help us arrive at the factory. Over and above for sure. Her knowledge of Osaka is excellent and no question was too much trouble. Her english was excellent and she was flexible with the itinerary when we wanted to go on the Hep5 Ferris wheel. I would definitely recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. It was my pleasure to help you book Asashi Beer tour.

Ilo Gassoway

United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Dec 4/16

Toyoko was an excellent guide. She customized the tour per my request. She was very easy to communicate with and took me to all the places I wanted to see and provided good background information on each location. She gave good instructions for navigating the subway system along with guide sheets to use when navigating. She took me to the most delicious kushikatsu place and okonomiyaki restaurants. She provide good directions and took me to the kitchen markets so I could buy noren for my home - great

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much

Stephen P.

Washington, DC, United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Sep 21/16

Toyoko is a fantastic tour guide. Our Osaka Highlights tour with her was remarkable. She is kind, patient, accommodating, and quite knowledgeable. She genuinely cares about her clients, and she went out of her way to ensure our group had a great experience. I highly recommend Toyoko for this tour. You will not go wrong with choosing her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much

Michael Jordan

United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Aug 6/16

Very knowledgeable, personable, excellent English, and willing to adjust tour to accommodate personal preferences. Really an enjoyable tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. Hope to see you again next year

Nelda Pritania Samto

Indonesia
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Jul 16/16

My family had the most amazing time with Toyoko san, she was helpfull from the start. She made our first time travel worry free, she took us on a great osaka tour and help us navigate on the details that can help us on our trip. I highly recommend her, especially for first time traveller to Osaka. Thank you very much Toyoko san for making our trip memorable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. I hope you're enjoying the rest of travel.

Patrick Goh

Singapore
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Jun 26/16

Very pleasant, patient and helpful. In addition to taking us around, she provided lots of advice on other places we planned to visit. Thanks, Toyoko!

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

Linda Z.

Australia
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Apr 23/16

Toyoko, is a charming friendly guide and we enjoyed her tour and her company. Toyoko was waiting for us on time when we left our ship and we started our tour. Toyoko had notified us to tell us that she had pre purchased a train day pass for us, this saved time and we paid her back on arrival wonderful tour of Osaka castle and other parts of Osaka including the Umeda sky building and historical areas of Osaka completed our 5 hour tour. Wonderful tour and exceptional guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much.

Uriel Meshoulam

United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Apr 3/16

She was pleasant and willing to help. We had just half a day with her, but we accomplished a lot.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much

Sumet Silapaswan

United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Dec 2/15

Grant good knowledge friendlyour family had an excellent time with her

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for everything

Jose Luis Villavicencio

Mexico
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Nov 1/15

Toyoko gave us a great explanation about the most important places in Osaka. It was a great experience. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much!

Sandra Maeda

United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Oct 26/15

We really enjoyed our tour with Toyoko. She is very knowledgeable, warm, and a terrific guide. We learned a lot about Osaka and also about Japan; Toyoko has an excellent command of the English language. She tailored the tour for us and gave us helpful tips on getting around the city. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Toyoko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. I was happy to be hired as your guide.

Ilene Weinstein

United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Oct 25/15

Toyoko-san was absolutely wonderful. She started taking care of us even before our arrival. She made sure that we found our apartment where were staying by drawing a map for us which I could give to our taxi driver. Toyoko picked us up in the morning and took my son, 14 years old, and I on an amazing half day tour of Osaka, giving us so many wonderful insights of the different sites we visited. She completely customized the entire time for us and I couldn't have asked for a better guide. Thank you Toyoko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to prepare for the map of your apartment in advance because the address of the apartment has some other buildings, and even I felt lost when I went see how the site was. Thank you so very much for everything. Hope to meet you again soon.

Mel MacLeod

Canada
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Oct 11/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

Andiyono (ANDY) Tan

FREMONT, CA, United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Jul 18/15

This is the second trip we had with Toyoko-san, we had a great time spending half-day in Osaka before our return trip to Tokyo. Being an Osaka resident Toyoko-san knows the city inside out and took us not only to the popular tourist spots but also to local neighborhood markets. Throughout the trip she is very attentive and patient with us and accommodated changes in plan we requested on-the-fly throughout the visit. She also helped us with shinkansen and luggage storage arrangement at Shin-Osaka station.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much.

Sara Bakhorji

Saudi Arabia
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights Tour- half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Apr 19/15

Toyoko was simply amazing ... Would recommend her at any time..

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much.

Cheng-I Lin

United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights Tour- half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Apr 8/15

Toyoko was most knowledgable in her tour. She was able to accommodate our last minute request for change of tour. We thoroughly enjoyed her expertise and would not hesitate to enlist her help the next time we are in Osaka region.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much.

Annette Botter

Malaysia
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights Tour- half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Mar 16/15

I did the Osaka city tour with Toyoko on March 16/3. Her information was excellent and it went very relaxed. I saw a lot. A nice surprise was the visit to a little pickle shop and we had a nice lunch. Toyoko is a very nice and very good guide. I enjoyed it very much and my rating is 5 out of 5! Thank you for a lovely time in Osaka Annette

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. Did you enjoy Sumo? It was very nice to meet you.

Annette Hooites

Australia
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights Tour- half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Jan 7/15

Toyoko was a fantastic guide, very helpful and well organised. We would definitely recommend her as a tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much.

Vlado Semjaniv

Australia
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights Tour- half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Nov 29/14

Toyoko-san is an amazing tour guide. She considered all of our interests and took us our choice of site including a few she recommended. she would consistently give us historical facts for each site and even at the end, she assisted us with our JR railway passes to Kyoto. She was very helpful in every way and I recommend her to any travelers wishing to have a tour guide during their stay in Osaka. Thank you Toyoko-san, you have made our Osaka trip a memorable one. Arigatou Gozaimasu, Joey, Vlado, Mel

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. Please have a lot of fun every day!!

Sofan Chiu

United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights Tour- half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Oct 1/14

She was knowledgeable and very flexible which was important as our group ranges from age 28-74. We love her company. Great service, great experience, just great overall!

Irene Koizumi

United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights Tour- half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Jul 14/14

We enjoyed our half-day tour of Osaka with Toyoko-san. We hoped to get an overview of the city and she exceeded our expectations by giving us a map she created showing us how to get around the city via subway, and even helped us get tickets to see a Kabuki performance. She introduced us to Osaka okonomiyaki and recommended a delicious yaki-niku restaurant which was one of the best dinners of our entire trip. If we ever return to Osaka, we would definitely take another tour with Toyoko-san.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much, Irene san. I look forward to another opportunity to meet you in the very near future.

James Armstrong

United Kingdom
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights Tour- half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Apr 11/14

Tokoyo was fantastic! She was very accommodating and knowledgeable. She was even helping us arrange things before we reached Japan. I can not praise her enough.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much for hiring me as your guide. I was very happy to be with you.

Molly Cureton

Canada
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights Tour- half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Apr 6/14

It was a pleasure spending some time with Toyoko in Osaka, she was knowledgeable, charming and interesting and greatly enhanced the short time we had in the city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your quick feedback. Although you were tired after the long flight, you gave me the comment. I do appreciate.

Steven Schick

United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights Tour- half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Mar 19/14

Our tour with Toyoko-san was excellent on every way. She was professional friendly and prepared. She even gave us a hand drawn map with landmarks of interest around our hotel area. We give Tours by Locals and Toyoko-san five stars.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much.

Susan Richmond

Ash Vale, SURREY, United Kingdom
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights Tour- half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Oct 21/13

Toyoko was absolutey the best guide we had during our tour of Japan. She could speak English and is a lovely friendly person. She went way past the extra mile for us, including helping to book our Kobe beef meal in Kobe which was an exquisite experience. I 100% recommend Toyoko to you if you are ever lucky enough to be in Osaka. We were only there for 24 hours but thanks to this dear lady we felt truly that we had seen as much as we possibly could of Kobe and Osaka.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to prepare everything for you to enjoy your vacation here. Thank you so very much.

Sheryl Y.

United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights Tour- half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Jun 26/13

Toyoko is an excellent tour guide. She made our tour interesting and fun. Not only that, but she went through extraordinary effort to help my husband when he found that he had lost his JR pass sometime during the tour. Tokoyo made several phone calls on our behalf and personally checked the JR and subway offices. She checked again the following day and learned that my husband's pass had been turned in. She went with him the next day to help him retrieve it! We think she is simply terrific!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm very happy that your husband's JR pass was turned in. Thank you very much.

Robert Ebba

United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights Tour- half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Jun 16/13

Toyoko was very responsive to our requests by email. We had only a day to spend in Osaka before catching a flight home that night. We had completed a tour from Tokyo to Kyoto. Toyoko gave us helpful information to get to Osaka, met us at the train station, and after a wonderful introduction to some Osaka highlights geared to the pace we wanted, guided us to the bus to Kansai Airport. She accommodated our needs in a gracious manner and made our short visit to Osaka worthwhile.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. It was very nice to meet you. If you have another opportunity to visit Osaka, please let me show you more.

Alejandra Prieto

Mexico
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights Tour- half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: May 22/13

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much.

Brian Efford

Australia
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights Tour- half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Apr 1/13

Toyoko Was Very Very friendly help-full and took us where ever we wanted to go. we recommend Toyoko to anyone who wishes to tour Osaka. BRIAN & JAN EFFORD.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. Since the time was limited due to your flight, I hope you'll have another opportunity to visit Japan, and to let me show you more.

Rosalind Inett

United Kingdom
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights Tour- half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Mar 31/13

I give Toyoko 5 out of 5! She immediately made me feel at ease and her knowledge of Osaka was brilliant! My favourite parts of the tour were eating Okonomiyaki and exploring Dotonbori, I saw and learnt alot more about Osaka than I would have on my own and feel I got real local knowledge.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much! Please continue to have great time in Japan. Happy travel!

John Guarino

United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights Tour- half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Feb 2/13

We really enjoyed our half-day tour of Osaka with Toyoko. She is very knowledgeable about the city and she shared many, many interesting insights about Osaka's history and culture. We had a great time and would rate this tour a 5 out of 5. I only wish that we had more time to see more; I'm sure that Osaka has a lot more to see than we could cover in just a few short hours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much!! I hope I can have another opportunity to show you more about my city, Osaka.

Roy Dean

United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights Tour- half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Jan 16/13

Toyoko did a great job on our tour. We were very pleased with the hours we spent with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Roy. Thank you so very much!!

Julie Karl

Australia
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights Tour- half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Dec 8/12

Fantastic tour and graet guide. Toyoko really took into account the individual needs and requests and was more of a friend than a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much.

Francien Cardoza

Singapore
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights Tour- half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Oct 19/12

Hi! Toyoko was an amazing tour guide! I would highly recommend a tour by her next time you are in Osaka. She provided insightful information about the places we visited, touched on the history which I immensely enjoyed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Francien, Thank you very much!!

Susan Trasy

Australia
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights Tour- half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Oct 3/12

Once again, Tours by Locals was an excellent choice for us. We had very limited time to visit Osaka, so our guide was extremely efficient in making the most of it for us. Our guide was kind and considerate and well organised. So with all travel details organised for us we were able to have a relaxed and happy day visiting the cities main attractions. Osaka is an amazing city and we look forward to coming back and most definitely utilising the Tours by Locals guides again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. I look forward to seeing you again next time.

Naomi O.

Canada
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights Tour- half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Jul 2/12

Toyoko was amazing. Our luggage was missing and our flight delayed. As a result our tour of Osaka took place the next day after landing in Tokyo. Toyoko was sensitive to our exhausted state and knew we would not be able to retain information very well. She gave us maps and directions to our hotel back in Kyoto. Her tour was very relaxed and informative. She never hurried us along. She also assisted us in our purchases of clothing and other essential items. We felt very comfortable with her. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. The missing luaggage was so bad, but I hope you had great days in Japan.

Budi Komala Noor

Malaysia
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights Tour- half day, Osaka, Japan    
Date: May 15/12

All tours went well and perfectly guided and prepared by Toyoko-san.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Budi san, thank you very much.

Jeffrey Walters

United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka hightlights tour, Osaka, Japan    
Date: Oct 11/11

Toyoko was a fantastic guide! First of all, she showed up in a traditional Japanese kimono - Very professional & fun. We took the half day tour of Osaka, and saw the 3 "must see" spots: Osaka Castle, Shitennoji Temple, & the Dotombori area. She took us to a great traditional Japanese lunch & even brought a coupon for drinks - very thoughtful! She even went out of her way to help find my wife a special Japanese dessert food that she had been looking for the last few days. Super tour for the money too.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I was very happy to be a guide for Jeffrey and his wife. It was my first tour since I became a tour guide in ToursByLocals. They were very kind to me, and I do thank them for giving me a great opportunity to be their guide, and also for giving a sweet message and a high rating to my tour.