Setsuko was very friendly, informative and flexible. She was of great help in helping us arranging for an ad hoc rental of kimono and making sure the tour was child friendly. This is my second time using tourbylocals and I highly recommend them in getting your easy going stress free personal tour.
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 wonderful time with your family! Thank you again. See you next time. Setsuko
Charles MurkofskyUnited States
She was very knowledgeable about Kyoto and its landmarks. I was traveling with older parents and she adjusted our tour to meet their needs. Stopping by at a sake distillery was a plus. Highly recommend her as a tour guide.
Rosemary L.United States
Setsuko is a very patient person & very helpful when we needed to see a Doctor. After the Doctor visit, we were on our way to our Kyoto tour. Kyoto, beautiful, one of my fave places to stay. Setsuko took us to the places we wanted to visit & her schedule was flexible too. Thanks, Setsuko for all that you did for us!! Definitely, take a tour with her again!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for giving me a heart-warming comment and the best rating. I'm happy to know you enjoyed my tour. Hope I will see you in near future again! Setsuko
Steven MaviglioUnited States
Fantastic tour for our last day in Kyoto. We had a checklist of places to go and things to see (and shops to pick up last minute gifts), and we managed to do it all. Helped us see the sites before the busloads of Chinese tourists got there too! Thank you for a great time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your heart-warming comment. I had a wonderful time with you too. Thank you again.
Li FangUnited States
Wonderful tour again by Setsuko san. I love every minute of it. Thank you so much!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Li. I had a great time with you again! Hope you enjoy traveling more in Japan.
Mark SmartUnited States
Glenn D.United States
Our group had a wonderful day spent in Kyoto with Setsuko. We saw temples, landmarks, learned about local culture and had a great time. We learned things that can only be learned from some who knows the area thoroughly. We all agreed that hiring her as our guide was a great idea and one that we will recommend to friends and family when they are visiting Osaka and Kyoto.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your heart-warming comment. I'm happy to know you enjoyed my tour. Thank you again!
Karen KnechtUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for giving me a good rating. I had a great time with you. Thank you again. Setsuko
Jeannine CorderoUnited States
Setsuko has a very pleasant demeanor and good command of English. This was our fist day in Kyoto and we had one change to the itinerary which she happily obliged. She recommended and excellent noodle restaurant in Gion for lunch and kept us on track. We enjoyed the tour. She gave an excellent tour of Gion and showed us interesting spots related to Geiko/Maiko (Geisha) culture. Our only criticism was that she could have been more informative about the Temples we visited. Thank you Setsuko.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your honest comment. I had a wonderful time with you. I try to give more information about the spots. Thank you again.
We had fun traveling and exploring Kyoto Japan with the help of Setsuko, we were able to change our itinerary the way we like. We were able to experience the lifestyle in Japan and she teaches us tips in commuting. Setsuko is nice and approachable, we didn't felt like a stranger to her and she's always patiently taking pictures of us. We had a wonderful day with Setsuko and we will definitely go back to Japan.
Fantastic day spent in one of the most beautiful cities I have ever been to. My wife and I had a great time with Setsuko who planned everything to perfection to ensure that we got the most out of our day. She judged the pace perfectly so that we didn't feel too tired even though we had a very busy day. Thank you Setsuko, we loved every minute of your tour, your sense of humour and your expert guidance.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for giving a heartwarming comment and high rating. I had a great time with you. Thank you again!!
Roberta I.United States
Setsuko gave us a wonderful tour of Kyoto highlights. We enjoyed her informative tidbits of history. It was a good variety of sights that we would have never been able to appreciate on our own. Thank you, Setsuko. Doomo arigato!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your heartwarming comment and high rating. I had a great time with you all.
Rogene MartirenaUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Rogene and Ann. Hope you will enjoy more in Japan!! Setsuko
Genevieve SmallUnited Kingdom
Thank you Setsuko for a wonderful day. You paced our activities very well and helped us get out of the day exactly what we wanted. We found you very informative and the day was an enjoyable one for our great trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your heartwarming comment and high rating. I had a great time with you! Thank you again.
Mary TroutUnited States
Setsuko was wonderful. She was informative and delightful. Highly recommend this tour and Setsuko to anyone who comes to Kyoto .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the heart-warming comment. I'm happy to know you enjoyed my tour.
Karla KrasnoselskyUnited States
Setsuko really listened to what we were looking for in a tour. She put together a custom tour just for us that was perfect. We were traveling with a 4 month old and she took into account needed to feed throughout the day but did not sacrifice showing us wonderful Kyoto. Very understanding and considerate. Made for a memorable day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for giving a heart-warming comment. I had a really great time with you all! Your baby is so cute and strong!
Kum Peng TangSingapore
Setsuko did a great job for our this tour. It was a tight schedule and we wanted to squeeze in another place-Nishiki Market to visit. She was very accommodating and included it in and we all managed to do it all in the 8 hours! She's great! She's flexible unlike some guides who are rigid and will not be happy with any changes in the itinerary. We are most happy with her. She's a real 'gem'! She also took alot of effort looking for the lunch restaurant we wanted to try.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comment. I really appreciate it. I'm happy to know you enjoyed my tour!
Irene FaynUnited States
Good tour that covers many major landmarks.
Alton FujiiUnited States
Setsuko is professional, skilled in English, prompt, accommodating, experienced and has a good sense of humor. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your heart-warming comment and high rating. Aloha!
Dwayne DiduchCalgary, AB, Canada
The tour was excellent and so was our guide, Setsuko. She was informative, personable and made every effort to ensure we saw things that were of interest to us. We had a great day!
This was a great personalized tour. We had been to Kyoto before briefly but wanted to experience more of the city, so booked a personalized tour. We met at our hotel then walked and caught trains and cabs to experience Kyoto in the best way. Setsuko is an extremely competent, knowledgeable and friendly guide with excellent English. We had a great time, and would book Setsuko again(she mentioned she also covers Nara, Osaka and Kobe). The booking through ToursByLocals.com went without any problems.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, I'm really happy to know you enjoyed my tour. Thank you for your great comment and giving me the highest rating! Please let me know when you come back to Japan next time! Setsuko
Juan AlmanzarUnited States
Setsuko was terrific and very energetic. Kyoto is a beautiful city and a one day tour is not enough to see everything it has to offer. Setsuko ensured we did not miss its most visited places. Thanks Setsuko, we miss you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Juan, Thank you for giving me a high rating and a heart-warming comment. I really appreciate it. I had a great time spending with you. Setsuko