Tomoko was WONDERFUL! She is very friendly, kind and knowledgeable. Her itinerary was well planned and organized, and Tomoko was able to both guide us as well as be flexible / respond to our interests and needs. We had a full day tour of Kyoto our second day in Japan, and it was the perfect introduction to this beautiful country and it's traditions. We traveled by bus which gave us the confidence to continue to navigate public transportation on our own. Even our teenagers loved the full day tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lynne Thank you for your having me as your guide and I am very happy to find you enjoyed the tour with me. Ohara is also my favorite place. It has different atmosphere from Kyoto. And I was very surprised to come across you at Nishiki food market And I was very happy to know you enjoyed Ramen lunch too!! I hope the travel to Japan will stay in your memories !
Absolutely the best guide ever. Could not do enough for me and i learnt so much if the history of Kyoto. The weather was 44c and she didn't complain once. Loved every min. With her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Claire, Thank you for your feedback of the tour. It was very hot on the tour day, and I hope you enjoyed the sites we visited in spite of such heating weather. Also hoping you enjoyed the next day including the parade of the festival.
Fatti Vuarnier BlakeSwitzerland
Tomoko changed her itinerary last minute for me as I didn't want to go to the crowded places being it the Golden Week. We rode the bus and it was great for me. Saw Ohara and the gardens. We had a lovely lunch. She even was so knowledgeable about things like where to eat and what to do. I loved my day with her. All done in a very Japanese calm manner. I recommend her absolutely,
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Fatti san. Thank you for posting the tour review. I am now wondering which indigo Shibori was the best... I also had a great time sharing the time with you. Please come again in Autumn, the colored maple season!
Danny BelcherUnited States
We had a great time on our Osaka Food Tour with Tomoko! We can't recommend her highly enough! Our tour was on the first Saturday of Golden Week, so Osaka was exceptionally busy. Tomoko explained this on the way to Osaka, and made suggestions throughout the day to help avoid the crowds as much as possible. We also talked about our plans for the rest of our trip and she offered advice and suggestions for other things we could do. Thank you Tomoko!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your having me as your guide. I am very happy to find you enjoyed the tour with me. Unfortunately, it was at the beginning of so-called golden week and wherever we went, we were in the crowd. But I hope your art work (plastic food samples) will be one of the nice memories of your Japan trip.
Five star rating!! Our guide Tomoko was very knowledgeable, friendly and professional!! It was a pleasure to see Kyoto under her expert guidance! Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Volke Varnholt Thank you for your having me as your guide. And I am very happy to find you enjoyed the tour with me. I hope the time with me in Kyoto will stay in your travel memories as one of the best ones.
A fine and competent job!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr Victor First, thank you for having me as your guide, and sorry my tour didn't go as you expected. However, I hope you had a good time in Kyoto.
My family and I recently did a private, customised tour with Tomoko. She was a great guide who taught us so much about the places that we visited. Tomoko had answers to all of our questions and we learnt so much from her. She made it so easy for us to get around and we got to see a fortune in one afternoon. Tomoko helped us to find the best Japanese foods to sample and she was very patient while we did some 'tourist' shopping. She gave us a real treat in the Meiko/Geiko districts.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Yael Sher Thank you for your comment and I am happy to find you enjoyed the tour with me. Actually I was surprised when I was asked about Sinto dieties, Your son know more than ordinary Japanese people ( I think ) I also enjoyed showing your family. Thank you very much again for having me as your guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gyorgy san Thank you for having me as your guide. I hope you enjoyed the tour.
We had a fantastic tour of Kyoto with Tomoko. She was very good with our 2 children. Her knowledge of the spots we visited was excellent. We would recommend Tomoko very much as a tour guide for Kyoto
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Patrick Thank you for having me as your guide. I wish we had had a better weather.... Even if it was not in a good condition, I was happy to help you and hope you enjoyed the time on the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your having me as your guide I hope the time in Kyoto is the memorable time of your trip in Japan
Pam BegueUnited States
We had such a great experience on this tour and saw so much of Kyoto and learned a great deal about the history and culture, all while having a great time!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pam Thank you for your having me as your guide. And I hope you enjoyed the tour with me. Blessed with a fine weather in the rainy season, we were very lucky. And I was very happy to see you again in front of your hotel by chance. I hope the time and memories in Kyoto will be one of the highlights of your Japan trip.
John FlintUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Jon F, thank you for your having me as your guide. I hope you enjoyed the tour.
We had a fantastic tour of Kyoto with Tomoko. She was very considerate to our needs and very good with the 2 children in our tour group. Her knowledge of the areas we visited was excellent. We would definitely recommend Tomoko as a tour guide for Kyoto
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sonia Thank your for your having me as your guide and comments. I also had a very good time with you and the children. It was a cold day, I hope you didn't get a cold and had a enjoyable time after the tour too,
John E.Toronto, ON, Canada
A great tour of the sights in both Kyoto and Nara. Tomoko arranged action packed tours of both cities for four of us and we learned how to get around the cities by bus, train and subway. A well educated tour guide who managed to explain the historical and cultural significance of the sights we enjoyed. A great couple of days were had by all.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John Thank you for your having me as your guide. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me though we had limited time on the 2nd day. and also hope you had a great time in Japan too
We would highly recommend Tomoko to anyone looking for a tour guide for Kyoto and the surrounding area. She ensured we saw everything we wanted to see, found us delicious gluten free food and even purchased gf soy sauce. Tomoko was excellent with our family and particularly our youngest daughter. We had many laughs and will remember our time with Tomoko in Kyoto and Nara always.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathryn Thank you for your posting the rating and feedback. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me. Getting gluten free soy source is for just in case. I wanted you to enjoy every aspect of the tour including food. And I hope the time and memories of the tours will stay in your good memories of Japan trip.
Paramita DasUnited States
We thank Tomoko for a very comfortable and knowledgeable tour of Kyoto. She genuinely cared for our likings and needs. Her patience and gentle manner reflected her professionalism. We will remember her very dearly and in future will look forward to have her guidance again. Sincerely, Das family
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ms.Das Thank you for having me as your guide. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me though we had limited time for sightseeing. And I hope I will have next chance to show you the deep part or hidden part of the city.