Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Kyoto, Japan by Tour Guide Setsuko

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Kyoto, Japan
Setsuko
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Bonita Keith

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlights Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 18/18

Setsuko was a pleasure and she even took our tour request at the last minute. I emailed her for a tour the next day! She met us at the train station in Kyoto and she allowed us to customize our itinerary to best fit in the things we didn't see the last time we were in Kyoto. She had great information on all of the sights and having her with us was so helpful when moving from one sight to another, since all the places on our itinerary were spread out. We definitely made the most of our day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for giving me a high rating and heart-warming comment. I hope to meet you in a different season, more comfortable for walking! Thank you again! Setsuko

Barbara Watkins

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlights Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 5/18

I definitely give Setsuko a 5-star rating. My husband and I did an all-day tour of the western side of Kyoto and had a great time. Setsuko is very knowledgeable and friendly and provided many details about the sites we saw. We enjoyed her laid-back approach, which matched ours perfectly. The best part was her insights into Japanese life and culture that naturally flowed from our conversation. She is well-organized and we covered a lot of ground in the time we spent. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for giving me a heart-warming comment and good rating. I’m happy to hear that. I had a wonderful time to talk with you during the tour. Thank you again! Setsuko

Myra McCormack

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlights Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 21/18

The tour and guide were outstanding

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for giving me a high rating. I really appreciate it. Setsuko

Kathleen Moon

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto and Osaka Highlights Private Tour by Chartered Van, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 9/18

Setsuko showed us 2 very different Japanese cities, traditional Kyoto and new modern Osaka. The comparison was interesting and Setsuko was very knowledgeable. Our van driver was also very helpful when it came to contending with the weather which really did not affect our day with the little details taken care of by our team.

Paul Losordo

Boston, MASSACHUSETTS, United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlights Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 9/17

Setsuko provided a wonderful introduction to Kyoto's layout, transport and made the most of our first day in the city.

Fran Berrill

Australia
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlights Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 11/17

This tour and our guide Setsuko was the best we have taken in Japan! Setsuko was amazing, very informative, helpful and gave great background information and history on all aspects of the tour! We learnt many interesting facts on our tour, we would definitely do a tour with this company again, and highly recommend Setsuko! Thanks for a great day in kyoto��������

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for giving me a heart-warming comment and high rating. I really appreciate it. I'm happy to know you enjoyed my tour. Thanks again!! Setsuko

Peter Mann

Canada
Rating

Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlights Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 9/17

We did a full day tour with Setsuko from Kobe port to Kyoto city. She created a Kyoto Private Tour for our party of six, and we were extremely pleased with her informative, well guided tour using trains, trams, and buses to see many of the important sights. We were also impressed with her English skills. We have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Setsuko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comment and good rating. I'm really happy to know you enjoyed my tour. I hope you will continue exploring Japan and other countries. Thanks again! Setsuko

Gordon Langston

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlights Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Sep 7/17

We were very lucky to get Setsuko. I decided to look for a tour on a whim at 5 am the same day we toured. Fortunately Setsuko was available and agreed to give us a tour. Very accommodating and very informative. My wife was having issues with her knee and this being a walking tour meant our guide had to find elevators and escalators for our use. Setsuko is very knowledgable and friendly. I would recommend her highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your heart-warming comment and good rating. I'm happy to know you enjoyed my tour today. I had a wonderful time with you and Mary! Thank you again. Setsuko

Boris Goldman

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlights Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 9/17

Setsuko was an excellent guide for our family of five. Our kids ranged in age from 8 years to 22 years and Setsuko kept everyone's interest. She was knowledgeable, and her English was excellent. She went above and beyond to help us find our daughters travelers purse, which she lost in a department store. Setsuko tracked down the lost and found and we found her bag. We had an excellent time with Setsuko and highly recommmed her tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your heart-warming comment and high rating. I'm happy to know you enjoyed my tour. I had a wonderful time with your family too! Thank you again! Setsuko

Pradyumna Tummala

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlights Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 29/17

Setsuko is a wonderful guide. She is extremely thoughtful in taking care of our needs, from giving detailed instructions about how to meet her in Kyoto, to arranging an interesting itinerary, to helping us pick out a restaurant for our family of 5 (my wife and I are 50, with 3 sons ages 19, 16, and 14) with varied tastes. She is very knowledgeable and speaks English well. We had a great time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your heart-warming comment and good rating. I really appreciate it. I'm happy to know you enjoyed my tour. I also had a wonderful time with your family! Setsuko

Charles Murkofsky

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlights Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 12/17

Lawrence Nathan

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlights Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 21/17

Outstanding. Extremely friendly polite knowledgeable and helpful. Speaks great English. Was very efficient and flexible as well. Overall an excellent guide and lovely person who I would highly recommend

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your heart-warming comment and high rating. I'm happy to know you enjoyed my tour! I had a great time with you too. Thank you again. Setsuko

Arthur Shorr

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlights Private Tour from Kobe by Van, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 19/17

Setsuko was a 1st rate professional guide.Strongly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your heart-warming comment and high rating. I 'm happy to know you enjoyed my tour. I also had a great time with you! Thank you again. Setsuko

Heather Sievers

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlights Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 16/17

Setsuko was a great tour guide! She showed us the fabulous highlights of Tokyo and was flexible when we wanted to shop and see other "unplanned" things along the way. We really enjoyed our day and feel like we got a great view of Kyoto. Thank you Setsuko for a very fun day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your heart-warming comment and good rating. I'm happy to know you enjoyed my tour. I had a great time with you too. Thank you again. Setsuko

Hedieh Arbabzadeh-Stefanacci, M.D.

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlights Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 13/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for giving me the high rating. I'm happy to know you enjoyed my tour. Thank you again.

Cheryl Wong

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlights Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Mar 25/17

Setsuko and I had an enjoyable day. She provided interesting facts in many area from history and culture to architecture and horticulture. We moved through the city easily as she noted facts regarding vending machines, business signage, manga art, shogun palaces and koi behavior. Setsuko is knowledgeable, has a great sense of humor, positive perspective. She was helpful in making dinner reservations and planning activities for the next day when on would be my own.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your heart-warming comment and good rating.l'm happy to know you had a good time yesterday. Of course, me too. Thank you for your information about many things.I learned a lot from you yesterday too. Thank you again, Cheryl. Setsuko

Rebecca Q.

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlights Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Mar 11/17

Very nice tour, exactly as advertised,

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comment. I had a wonderful time with you.

Barbara Popp

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlights Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Feb 12/17

Setsuko is an excellent tour guide, took us to all the places we had wanted to see, wished we could have had more time. It is so much nicer to get to the sites in a small group with a knowledgeable and friendly guide. Wonderful memory of our stay, and she was very patient when the ship's arrival caused a delay.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Barbara, Thank you for your heart-warming comment and good rating. I'm happy to know you enjoyed my tour. I also had a wonderful time with you! Thank you! Setsuko

Aaron Green

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlights Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 9/16

I had a great time with Setsuko. She was very kind, gracious and informative. I had some issues arriving to Japan on time therefore missing some tours I really wanted to go on. One of which was Nara. She felt bad that I'll miss seeing the dear park and the ancient buddhist temple. Setsuko was able to work out for me to see Nara and Kyoto in one tour! I was so appreciative of her thoughtfulness to combine the two destinations. Thank you again Setsuko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your heart-warming comment and high rating. I had a wonderful time with you as well. I hope to help you explore more in near future! Setsuko

Bradley Myers

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlights Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 23/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for giving me the highest rating. I'm happy to know you enjoyed my tour. Thank you again.

Patrick M.

Australia
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Tour: #34795, Kobe and Kyoto Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 18/16

We were a group of 6 on a cruise ship (overnight) visit to Kobe. We could not think of a better introduction to Japan. Setsuko read the needs of our group very well, guiding us in the use of the transport system (we were taught so well, that on the second day, we found our own way from Kyoto back to our ship). The tour gave us a very broad look at different aspects of history, culture and life. Many thanks for a wonderful two days.

Narelle Crowe

Australia
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlights Private Tour Excursion, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Aug 26/16

Setsuko was fabulous! She was very knowledgable, she was on time and delivered the tour we requested as promised. We were guests of Quantum of the Seas in August 2016 and we planned a Kyoto Highlights Private full day tour from Kobe to Kyoto. I would certainly recommend Setsuko for any future tours!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your heart-warming comment. I really appreciate it. I'm happy to know you enjoyed my tour. Thank you again! Setsuko

Vicki Rizzo

Australia
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlights Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 11/16

Very informative and easy to understand setsuko We enjoy Kyoto experience very much Went to temples , on a local bus and train, in a taxi too

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your heart-warming comment and high rating. I'm happy to know you enjoyed my tour. I also had a great time with you! Thank you again. Setsuko

Patricia Boge

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlights Private Tour and Airport transfer, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 1/16

The tour of Kyoto by Setsuko H. was excellent and I would highly recommend her services. She did everything we asked of her and more. She is so knowledgeable about the city of Kyoto in particular and Japan in general. What a beautiful country Japan is and exploring its ancient capital Kyoto was a dream come true—the architecture, gardens, art, food, shrines, tea ceremony, Geisha district—were unbelievable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your heart-warming comment and high rating. I really appreciate it. I'm happy to know you enjoyed my tour. I also had a great time with you! Thank you again. Setsuko

Jennifer Blackburn

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlights Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 18/16

Setsuko is a charming and knowledgeable guide in Kyoto. She knows history and culture quite well. As a previous teacher of English, her command of the language is excellent. Her stories are rich and descriptive. We enjoyed a full day with her and would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to get a behind the scenes look at Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your heart-warming comment and highest rating. I really appreciate it. I'm happy to know you enjoyed my tour. Thank you again. Setsuko

Juergen Schweiger

Germany
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlights Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 17/16

Was a very interesting tour. Very open and friendly guide, giving also more insights into Japanese life and culture.Was a lovely day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for giving a heart-warming comment and high rating. I'm happy to know you enjoyed my tour. Thank you again!

Jon Cannon

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlights Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Mar 9/16

Super knowledgeable about the culture and history of Kyoto. My three boys loved the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your heart-warming comment.

Annli Tee

Malaysia
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlights Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 26/15

Setsuko-san explained things that we would never have known if we were to go to the destinations by ourselves. Fantastic and informative, she allowed for very last minute changes to our plans!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your heart-warming comment. I'm happy to know you enjoyed my tour. I also had a great time with you seeing beautiful autumn colors! Thank you.

Mark V.

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlights Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 25/15

Setsuko provided a great tour and was accommodating of making changes to the itinerary both in advance and during the tour to meet our needs. She was knowledgable on the sites that we visited and also provided insights into the local area. I highly recommend touring Kyoto with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your heart-warming comment. I'm happy to know you enjoyed my tour in Kyoto. I also had a great time with you. Thank you again.

Christina L.

Philippines
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Tour: #34795, Kansai 4-day Highlights Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Nov 12/15

We made the right decision in choosing Setsuko as our guide. We really enjoyed the tour of Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe, it truly exceeded our expectations. Her command of the english language was excellent and she shared a lot of information about the places we visited. She was a very warm and accomodating person. We will definitely choose her again in our next trip. We highly recommend Setsuko to people visiting Osaka...you will definitely have a wonderful time!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your heart-warming comment. I really appreciate it. I'm very happy to know you enjoyed my tour. I hope to see you again soon.

Denise Metro

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlights Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 16/15

Five out of five. She was a very accommodating and knowledgeable guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for giving a best rating. I'm happy to know you enjoyed my tour!

Gerhard Schmid

Switzerland
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlights Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 7/15

This tour is very versatile. We learned equally about Shogum history and the 1867 reforms than about how to prepare Okonomiyaki. Setsuko is a very knowledgeable and friendly guide. We had a great first impression about Kyoto. Thanks a lot.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your precious comment. And I really appreciate your suggestion. Thank you again,

Michel McDonald

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlights Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Sep 29/15

Setsuko was extremely organized. She was very informative and made the tour enjoyable while teaching us a great deal about Kyoto. A terrific tour and a terrific day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your heart-warming comment.i I'm happy to know you enjoyed my tour.

Geoffrey Dailey

United Kingdom
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlight Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Sep 23/15

She made no attempt to keep our group of 6 together and never checked to see that every one was keeping up. She knew we had booked a slow paced tour but still set a fast walking pace throughout. Did not have a good knowledge of the bus times. Good english and friendly

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for giving a precious comment. I really appreciate it. I will try to better in the future and do my very best learning from your tour.

Erwin Leon-Guerrero

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlights Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Sep 15/15

Setsuko is a very good tour guide. She's knowledgeable of the sites you'll visit and its surrounding areas. She's also very open to adjusting your itinerary to suit your interests. I have a bad back, and Setsuko took that into consideration in deciding which sites we would visit and the transportation we took. I really appreciated that. I hired Setsuko for the Osaka tour and the Kyoto tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again!

Sonny Abesamis

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlights Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jul 4/15

Setsuka is very sweet, accommodating, knowledgeable, approachable. Her English is very good. We enjoyed our day with her. We saw "The Golden Pavillion", Nijo Castle, Nishiki Market, Gion and Yasaka Shrine. We learned how to use the subway and bus and restaurants to eat. Arigato gozaimasu Setsuko-san!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your heart-warming comment. I had a great time with you too!

Andrea Lessard

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlights Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 25/15

We liked Setsuko and had a good day with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comment. I really appreciate it. I try to improve to make my tour more attractive. Thank you again. Setsuko

Gregory B.

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlights Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 6/15

Great tour and day in Kyoto. Setsuko met us at our ship in Kobe and took us to Kyoto for the day. We would have been lost without her. Kyoto is not as easy to get around in as Tokyo or Osaka. You have to be able to jump from train to subway to bus in order to really get around the town. Without Setsuko we would have seen only half of what we saw. She navigated us through the city at great speed and she delivered us back to Kobe for our flight home. Her English is good and she knows the city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. I'm happy to know you enjoyed my tour. I also had a great time with you!

Margarita F.

Philippines
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlight Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 5/15

This was our 3rd tour with Setsuko. She's very knowledgeable, patient, accommodating and fun. Perfect for our group of 10, with ages ranging from 10 to 81.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!

Daisy Del Mundo

Philippines
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlights Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 15/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your heart-warming private comment. I'm happy to know you enjoyed my tour.

Angela Koh

Singapore
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlight Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 21/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for giving me a good rating. I'm happy to know you enjoyed the tour. I also had a great time with you. Setsuko

Marc Siegel

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlight Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 19/15

Kenn Morris

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlight Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 15/15

Extremely efficient and knowledgeable. Made sure we saw everything on which we'd planned. She knew how to get around Kyoto effectively and without hassles. Highly recommender her.

James Yang

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlight Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 12/15

Setsuko is a very attentive person, nice and patient with very good command of English

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your heartwarming comment. I had a great time with you.

Nick O'Neill

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlight Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Mar 28/15

Wilfrid Verlende

Germany
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlight Tour from Kobe, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Mar 22/15

Setsuko is a perfect guide with a good knowlege. We saw a loot of very interesting parts of Kyoto and while travelling we have got an impression how the people leav. Especially the flexibility of Setsuko allowed us to start in Kobe cruise port and a safty return. We can recommend Setsuko absolutly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your heart-warming comment. I'm happy to know you had a good time in Kyoto. I also had a great time with you. Thank you again. Setsuko

Darrell S.

Saratoga, CA, United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlight Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Mar 4/15

Having to figure out the public transportation system would have been overwhelming for us even though we had been to Japan before. We were so glad that Setsuko was there to guide us through the way from Osaka port to sites in Kyoto. She was pleasant, patient, and flexible about meeting our interest and needs. Because of her we were able to see so much more of Kyoto in the 1 day that we had there. Thank you Setsuko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your heart-warming comment. I'm happy to know you enjoyed my tour. I also had a great time with you all. Thank you again. Setsuko

Marina Engel

New York, NEW YORK, United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlight Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Feb 28/15

I highly recommend Setsuko as a tour guide in Kyoto. She was wonderful in explaining the history and taking us to all the sights we hoped for and more.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your heart-warming comment. I'm happy to know you had a good time in Kyoto. Thank you again. Setsuko

Nicolas Thornhill

United Kingdom
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlight Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Feb 14/15

Very satisfactory tour to Kyoto with Setsuko and very polite taxi driver 'Mr Nishi' from Kobe. We saw all that we hoped to see in the time available and the pre-tour research was very thorough and helpful

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a wonderful time with you in Kyoto. Thank you so much.

Yin Leong

Singapore
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlight Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Dec 9/14

Want to say a special thanks to Setsuko for a great day in Kyoto. We're a family of 4 and were 1 hr later than the agreed meeting time. Setsuko received us with a great smile that puts us all at ease. She is great with children and is patient with them. She made sure that all of our needs are met and we were lucky to meet a real Maiko in Gion area. i will definitely reach out to Setsuko again when planning for another trip to Kyoto/Nara.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your heart-warming comment. I'm happy to know you had a good time with you. Of course, me too!

Amelie Kelly

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlight Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 7/14

Setsuko was terrific -- knowledgeable and enthusiastic, an excellent teacher-guide who was flexible to meet my wants and needs throughout the day. Kyoto is fantastic and deserves more than a day tour. When I return, and I will, I will definitely ask Setsuko to show me around once more!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Amelie, Thank you for your heart-warming comment. I had a great time with you! I appreciate your advice on self-study English. I will be waiting for your next visit!

Peter Katz

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlight Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 28/14

It was just a pleasure to have a nice and professional Tour Guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate your high rating. Thank you!

Emilia Joesoef

Jakarta, Indonesia
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto, Nara and Osaka Highlight Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Mar 8/14

Setsuko, you are one of the best Local Guide. I have been using tours by locals services for more than 10 occasions, and you are in my top 3 best .. Keep up the great work.. our group really enjoyed the visit in Osaka and Kyoto and would love to return back with our respective family.. Setsuko was very enthusiastic and yet very patient with our big group. She is very flexible and ready with alternative suggestions.. Highly recommended. Thank you Setsuko

Rochelle Light

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlight Tours and Move to Kawaguchiko, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 28/13

My sister and I loved Setsuko. She was incredibly nice, very helpful and knowledgeable and her english was pretty good. We had a really great time with her and loved all the sites she took us to. Would recommend her to anyone I know who is going to Kyoto or anywhere in Japan

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, thank you for your heart-warming comment and high rating. I had a really great time with you, too.

Paul Jacquin

Switzerland
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlight Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Sep 21/13

Setsuko proved to be as nice and with initiatives as knowledgeable. Really enjoyed and made the most of Kyoto in 1 day. Recommend it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your heart-warming comment. I appreciate it.

Carl Lind

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlight Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 29/13

It was a pleasure to work with Setsuko to make the most of our visit and she spoke English well. She had researched transportation options to maximize our time, using the bullet train, metro and taxi to travel from Kobe and around Kyoto. She could answer our questions about Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji Temple (had photos of the interior), even though crowded because of school trips, and the old quarter (Goin)where we enjoyed lunch. We definitely recommend Setsuko as a guide in Kobe and Kyoto.

Jenny Mollan

United Kingdom
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlight Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 19/13

Setsuko was a charming guide, knowledgeable, patient, flexible and easy to get on with. We learned a lot, did a lot more than we would on our own and had fun. We would recommend Setsuko to anyone and would like to see her again some day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your heart-warming comment, Jenny. I had a great time with your team! I look forward to meeting you again some day.

Alton Fujii

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlight Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 9/13

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Alton Fujii

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Half day, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 8/13

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha!

Lawrence Oster

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlight Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Oct 10/12

Setsuko's command of English is good, and that was important to us. We were able to see many of the usual sites during our one day tour because I relied on taxis, but Setsuko was also receptive to our desire to visit some optional and more local places.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for writing a kind comment. I really enjoyed the tour with you! Thank you again. Setsuko

Ali Alizadeh

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlight Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Aug 9/12

Setsuko was professional, kind, patient, knowledgeable and most importantly for our family of five (three boys ages 11-17) flexible. Highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ali, I trully appreciate your kind feedback. I had a great time with your family. I hope you all are enjoying your stay in Japan. Setsuko

Wolfgang Schutt

Germany
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlight Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Aug 3/12

Kaye Chow

Malaysia
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlight Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 15/12

My friends and I enjoyed ourselves very much on the trip to Kyoto with Setsuko as our guide. Setsuko is so humble, helpful and speaks good English. The only regret is that we did not get to visit all the sites as scheduled, partly due to our taking too much time in the earlier sites. Nevertheless, all eight of us want to thank Setsuko for being our guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback, Kaye. Say hello to all the members next Friday.

Bill Ellerington

United Kingdom
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlight Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Jun 14/12

Setsuko was an excellent guide and tailored our Kyoto tour taking into account we had already seen some of the sites the day previoulsy on a half day cycling tour. We saw many regular and off the beaten track sites which covered large parts of the city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Stehpen Thank you for sending me a great comment and good rating. I'm happy to know you enjoyed my tour! Setsuko

Mark Smart

United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlight Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 23/12

We cannot rate our experience with Setsuko high enough, we spent the whole day inKyoto and seen the most amazing sights, Setsuko was a wealth of information and was very flexible to our needs (food and Sake) I highly reccomend both the tour and Setsuko San.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mark and Cherie, Thank you for giving me a high rating and your kind comment! I really appreciate it. I'm very happy to know you had a good time in Kyoto. Thank you again. Setsuko

Phoon Chen Lee

Malaysia
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlight Tour 2, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: May 17/12

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Juan Zhang

Singapore
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlight Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 13/12

Setsuko is one of the best guides I've ever had. She helped us very much beyond "the call of duty" - for example by letting us know that the hotel we'd booked was for "couples" and no one there spoke English, which allowed us to change hotels in time. She modified the tour considerably to fit our circumstances and the information she provided was clear and relevant. We would recommend this guide without reservation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Juan, Thank you for your kind comment. I really appreciate it. Setsuko

Chiara Bonda

Italy
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlight Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 4/12

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, thank you for your evaluation to me. I'm happy!

John S Y.

St Petersburg, FL, United States
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Tour: #34795, Kyoto Highlight Tour, Kyoto, Japan    
Date: Apr 1/12

Good Tour. Good guide. Too Much walking though

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice feedback. Yes, we walked a lot yesterday to look for something. Did you enjoy the performance at the show?