Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Kyoto-Japan by Tour Guide Toshitake S. (Guide #18120)


Patricia C.

United States
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Tour: #573840, Arashiyama private tour with a guide/photographer, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 12/20

Patricia C.

United States
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Tour: #573840, Arashiyama private tour with a guide/photographer, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 11/20

Great job Toshi!

Patricia C.

United States
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Tour: #573840, Arashiyama private tour with a guide/photographer, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 10/20

We had 3 days with Toshi and totally enjoyed ourselves. With Toshi being a professional photographer we got a lot of good photos of our group together. Toshi also took us to some very good restaurants! Totally had a great time with him to Fushimi Inari, Arashiyama, a hiking trip from Kurama to Kufune and a day trip to Nara.

Janelle Vandenheuvel

Australia
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Tour: #573828, Kyoto highlights private tour with a guide/photographer, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 9/20

Our family of 6 had a day tour of Kyoto with Toshi a few weeks ago. It was a great day. Toshi was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. Seeing Kyoto through a locals eyes is the best way to see it. He catered to all our needs and took us to a fabulous Vegan Restaurant for lunch which we all enjoyed (even the non-vegans). Kyoto is such a beautiful city and it was nice to see the old part, some of the famous spots and a few less known. We would highly recommend Toshi for a great tour.

Jaime Almandoz

United States
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Tour: #573828, Kyoto highlights private tour with a guide/photographer, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 4/19

Toshi is an excellent guide - he provided interesting historical and cultural facts in addition to funny and intelligent conversation. As a bonus, he took some great pics of us during the tour. Highly recommended!

Verna Joan Mckinnon

Canada
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Tour: #573828, Kyoto highlights private tour with a guide/photographer, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 25/19

Not too pleased. Guide just put us in a taxi and sent us to the train station in Kyoto. We had to find our way back to Kobe. We are 6 seniors who should have been taken by the guide and put on the proper train. I should have read the bio of the guide. Many extras had to be paid by us for the guide..extra $100 to pick us up plus his transport and food. Would not recommend. He was not a good guide. Not a lot of information about the area or history.

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Cristina Garriga

United States
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Tour: #573828, Kyoto highlights private tour with a guide/photographer, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 13/19

Cristina Garriga

United States
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Tour: #574283, Tokyo highlights with a private guide/photographer, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 6/19

He's awesome! Pictures are amazing ��

Cristina Garriga

United States
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Tour: #610870, Tokyo highlights both modern and traditional with a private guide/photographer, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 5/19

Kirsten Bromilow

United Kingdom
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Tour: #574283, Tokyo highlights with a private guide/photographer, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 24/19

Toshi was fabulous! We have a young family and he made it fun and enjoyable for all. His level of English and guiding around the main sites of Tokyo was really good.

Jose De la Campa

Mexico
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Tour: #574283, Tokyo highlights with a private guide/photographer, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 16/19

Toshi is a great guide, he is very open to your ideas of itinerary and he also suggests great places! The pictures he takes are amazing and English is fluent!

Lalaine De Leon

Australia
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Tour: #573840, Arashiyama private tour with a guide/photographer, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 7/19

Toshi was a great help to my Fiance and I. We had quiet alot of questions and yet he gladly answered every single one. He was helpful, friendly, flexible with what we wanted to do, informative with the history associated with the places we visited and he takes great pictures! Thank you very much with helping us on our first day in Kyoto! We will definitely be back!

Tania Betts

Australia
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Tour: #574283, Tokyo highlights with a private guide/photographer, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 19/19

Very friendly guide and was able to make the pace of the tour accomodate our two year old child. Excellent ramen restaurant for lunch! Fabulous day.

Samantha Gurr

United States
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Tour: #573828, Kyoto highlights private tour with a guide/photographer, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 5/19

Toshi was amazing and so much fun! He's extremely relatable, flexible, and knowledgeable. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our time with him in Kyoto- we loved his tour so much we booked him for three days! Plus, the pictures he takes with his nice camera are fantastic! I would highly recommend Toshi!

Hanna Jirasetpatana

United States
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Tour: #573828, Kyoto highlights private tour with a guide/photographer, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 2/19

He was very knowledgable of the sites in Kyoto. He is accommodating and flexible with our groups' needs. Initially we were not going to hire a private car for our 6 person group, including 2 children and one elderly with wheelchair. He indicated we would be fine taking taxis. After we arrived in Tokyo and met with some rain and weather concerns, we reached out to him last minute for a private car and he immediately helped us to book a private car after we were unsuccessful in securing a car.

Richard Clark

United States
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Tour: #573828, Kyoto highlights private tour with a guide/photographer, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 27/19

We loved our Kyoto highlights tour with Toshitake. It was casual and flexible which is exactly what we were looking for. He even took some great photos of us and sent them to us the next day. Very knowledgeable and friendly guide for a relaxing day tour.

Claire Worch

United States
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Tour: #574283, Tokyo highlights with a private guide/photographer, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 25/19

Toshi was an excellent guide for myself and 2 young adult sons for our first time in Tokyo. He picked us up at the hotel. Navigated and taught us the subway/train system, selected sites, recommended sites for the following day on our own and restaurants near out hotel for the evenings. He is easy going and came equipped to take pictures. We also have scheduled with Toshi in Kyoto too and will recommend him to future visitors.

Cheryl Tekawa-Pon

United States
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Tour: #574283, Tokyo highlights with a private guide/photographer, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 20/19

Jessica Welle

United States
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Tour: #574283, Tokyo highlights with a private guide/photographer, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 13/19

We loved Toshi.....What a fun and relaxed tour of Tokyo! Can't wait to meet him again when we are back in Tokyo. Thanks for all the tips and the wonderful photos! And thanks for showing us to the best ramen in our first day in Japan...yummm!!!!

Jennifer Winssinger

United States
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Tour: #573840, Arashiyama private tour with a guide/photographer, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 12/19

My family and I very much enjoy our tour with Toshi. His English is very good, and he is very easy to converse with. He is very knowledgeable about all the sites we visited. He was also helpful in giving us advice on other places to visit during our stay in Tokyo. He also took several photos for us with his camera and sent them to us via Dropbox. I'll definitely use one for this years xmas card.

Kim Schams

United States
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Tour: #573840, Arashiyama private tour with a guide/photographer, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 1/19

Toshi was a wonderful guide. His English was excellent and he did a great job of tailoring our tour to suit our specific interests. He asked about our food likes/dislikes and led to restaurants accordingly. Toshi is warm, personable, and fun. He is also a professional photographer and took some stunning photos of our family. We would definitely use his services again in the future.

Anjan Bose

India
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Tour: #573828, Kyoto highlights private tour with a guide/photographer, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 31/19

Toshi was friendly youthfulness personified. He designed and conducted our local Kyoto tour in a most interesting fashion and was always solicitous and caring. It is thanks to Toshi that we had a glorious view of Mt. Fuji from our Shinkansen train on the way back to Tokyo - he volunteered the information that we should keep a lookout on our left after Nagoya! He is also a professional photographer and we have just received a bunch of excellent photos of the tour. I would recommend him any day.

Kirstin D.

United States
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Tour: #610870, Tokyo highlights both modern and traditional with a private guide/photographer, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 10/19

Toshi was a great guide! He met us at our hotel lobby and designed a wonderful overview tour of Tokyo asking about our preferences and energy levels along the way. He has a relaxed demeanor and we had good conversation with more than a few laughs. I highly recommend hiring Toshi to get you acquainted with Tokyo at the start of your trip. We felt much more confident about the transit system and areas we wanted to explore further after our day with him. Thank you Toshi!

Robert Byrd

Australia
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Tour: #573840, Arashiyama private tour with a guide/photographer, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 1/19

We had 2 days to spend in Kyoto and wanted to see as much as we could, we could not have done it without Toshi. From our first contact Toshi was helpful with suggestions of areas to stay in and places to see. Toshi was a great guide with a good balance of information and just friendly banter, plus we had the bonus of some wonderful photos to keep those memories forever. Arashiyama and the Golden Pavilion in particular can not be missed. Highly recommended.

Robert Byrd

Australia
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Tour: #573828, Kyoto highlights private tour with a guide/photographer, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 30/19

We had 2 days to spend in Kyoto and wanted to see as much as we could, Toshi helped us achieve that despite it being Golden Week and record numbers of people out. From our first contact Toshi was helpful with suggestions of areas to stay in and places to see. Toshi was a great guide with a good balance of information and just friendly banter, plus we had the bonus of some wonderful photos to keep those memories forever. Highly recommended.

Penrhyn Wilson

United States
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Tour: #573828, Kyoto highlights private tour with a guide/photographer, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 27/19

Toshi was fun, knowledgeable, and professional. Great day! Highly recommend.

Wayne Boyd

United States
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Tour: #573828, Kyoto highlights private tour with a guide/photographer, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 24/19

Exceptional guide, VERY knowledgeable of Kyoto history and unique Kyoto culture. Will definitely use Toshitake on our next trip to Kyoto. He is also very adaptable to make your visit to Kyoto very memorable!!

Jill Simeone

United States
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Tour: Kyoto Highlights! (Half Day Tour), Kyoto, Japan
Date: Apr 21/19

Toshi is a fantastic guide - smart, family friendly, low key, and warm- and offered lots of bespoke insights about what we saw, Japan, and specifically Kyoto- without feeling like we were on a formulaic or "touristy" tour (which is always my fear). He is also a professional photographer so snapped great photos all day long. Toshi related nicely to our family (us, our kids and 2 grandparents) and our speed (ie a bit of jet lag). Such a pleasure to be introduced to Kyoto by Toshi! Don't hesitate.

Tyler Collins

United States
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Tour: #573828, Kyoto highlights private tour with a guide/photographer, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 18/19

Toshi was by far one of the best tour guides I've ever had. I proposed to my now fiance during our tour and Toshi was able to take some amazing photos. He really made our special day feel even more special. He was extremely knowledgable about the history of the city and the shrines we visited. I would highly recommend him.

Vu Tran

United States
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Tour: #573828, Kyoto highlights private tour with a guide/photographer, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 17/19

We booked this tour with Toshi in advance and we communicate way before til the day we meet. We arranged to be pick up at our hotel and learned how to take the subway systems with Toshi along the way to our multi destinations. The itinerary was flexible to work with and you can eliminate certain destinations to your likings. We get to know about Toshitake And the history surroundings Japan. He has great knowledge of the destinations we visited . Also a great photographer with good Visions. One of the best


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