Rachelle HackettUnited States
Flexible!Enthusiastic!Knowledgeable! Kind!Helpful: Due to extreme rains delaying our arrival from the airport to our hotel, Koichi was given permission from TBL to reschedule our tour, making it much less stressful for us arriving at KIX and uncertain how to proceed with the train not running. He was very eager to expose us to the Japanese culture, using his education in history to explain many things. He carried his own camera, took photos, & sent them to us. Dinner and cab arrangements also made!
Richard DrexeliusSedalia, CO, United States
We loved Koichi! He took us on a really great tour, perfect amount of time ( about 5-6 hours). Loved the Izakaya at the end. It was fun to go to an Izakaya and not wonder/stress about what we were ordering- Because he knew the local brands and places, we had a wonderful meal and the Sake of course, was delightful. Super guy!
Jessica RamosUnited States
Koichi was a kind and very knowledgeable guide. Not only was he willing to personalize a tour for us because of our time constraints, but when we were hit with bad weather during the tour, he was already prepared with a raincoat and a contingency plan! He knew a lot about the history of Kyoto and its place in overall Japanese culture, and it was fun to talk to him. I would definitely recommend booking a tour with him!
Koichi constructed a custom itinerary for us that matched our request very well. The dinner in Izakaya was delicious and the sake tasting was fun and informative at the same time. The absolute stand out was the night time cherry blossom viewing and flute concert at the Heian Temple. This was an experience that we will never forget. Thanks Koichi
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, I'm happy to hear that you and your friends enjoyed local Izakaya and cherry blossom concert. I still remember the wonderful night time experience. Hope to see you all again in the near future!
Indeed one great experience with Koichi.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mylene Sanchez Thank you for your comment and high rating. I'm really happy to know that you enjoyed my tour and reference materials are helpful for understanding Japanese culture. Also I appreciate your kind recommendation to your family and friends. I look forward to seeing you again!