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


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

Abby H.

United States
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Tour: #573840, Arashiyama private tour with a guide/photographer, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 6/19

We highly recommend Toshi! We spent 2 days exploring eastern & western Kyoto with him, and he really helped us get the most out our short time there during a peak travel season when crowds were high. He helped us navigate past the bottlenecks to the quieter parts of each site, and even carted his own camera along to take/email us additional photos. He was informative and just generally a great person to spend time with. Many thanks!

Abby H.

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

Toshi was an excellent guide and a great person to spend time with. He was so responsive and flexible in the planning and execution of our time together. We spent 2 days with him, and he really helped us maximize our short time in Kyoto. He was great company to us and our two teenage kids, and steered us to some great lunch spots as well. He is also an accomplished photographer, and was so nice to take & send us additional photos at the end of the trip. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for having me as your guide. It was awesome spending time together! Fun time^_^