Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Kyoto-Japan by Tour Guide Luca B. (Guide #25919)


Savanna Ciuccoli

United States
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Tour: #397738, Kyoto highlights - a Private Tour for travellers with time limitations, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 29/19

We had a amazing tour of the highlights of Kyoto with Luca! He did really great showing us around the beautiful city and with 4 kids under the age of 7. He was very patient and helpful, going at our pace. Everything in our 2 days was geared for adults and children to enjoy. I would highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Savanna, thanks for the nice comment! I had a lot of fun, the kids were really nice!

Angela Taylor

United States
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Tour: #516816, Central Kyoto eco-friendly private bike tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 22/19

This was a great way to orient ourselves to Kyoto. Luca was very pleasant and knowledgeable. The bikes were in good condition too. All in all recommend. Thank you. - Angela

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Angela, it's been a real pleasure to meet you and your family and to ride together to some of the most beautiful sites.

Andrew Lawless

United States
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Tour: #390297, Golden temple and Takao to Arashiyama hike - a Private Day Tour on the outskirts of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 21/19

Luca is a great guide. He was able to tailor a tour to my interests and show me both some major sites and some less known but still amazing places. He was very personable and knowledgeable about all the attractions and Japan in general.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Andrew, it was my pleasure to meet you and to spend the day visiting some off-the-beaten-path sites.

Jan Finch

United Kingdom
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Tour: #397738, Kyoto highlights - a Private Tour for travellers with time limitations, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 30/19

5 out of 5, Excellent tour guide. Kind regards, Craig and Jan Finch

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My pleasure to have met you, hope you managed to see a bit more of Japan in the next few days.

Gabriela Hall

New Zealand
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Tour: #531069, From Nijo castle to Arashiyama - Private bicycle tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 27/19

We did a wonderful 38km bike tour around Kyoto and surroundings guided by Luca. He explained not only the historical aspects of Kyoto but also we got a very good insight of life in Japan. We had a great day together!! The bikes where high quality and it was an easy ride. Kyoto seems to be the best biking city in Japan! He knew where to find good coffee and good craft beer and showed us very hidden places which we would never have found ourselves. We highly recommend Luca!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the nice words Gabriela! I had a great day riding with you and showing you less crowded yet beautiful parts of Kyoto. And the beer at the end of the ride was the perfect way to finish a beautiful day.

Alejandro Guzman

Micronesia - Federated States of
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Tour: #397747, Discover Nara - a Private Day Tour out of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 23/19

Perfect Guide. Speaks excellent English and Japanese. He made the tour easy, interesting and fun. He was always making sure to attend our needs. Lucas excellent knowledge of Japanese history and culture was highly enlightening. We recommend him without a doubt! Looking forward to coming back and hoping Luca is Available.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to have spent the day with you while seeing some beautiful sites. I'll definitely stay put in Kyoto a little longer!

Rebecca Yasunaga

United States
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Tour: #516816, Central Kyoto eco-friendly private bike tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 26/19

Excellent tour! Luca was so accommodating and met me at my hotel! Lovely day seeing much of the cities more hidden spots. Luca was also willing to change the tour to add an additional spot I was interested in. Excellent day

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Rebecca, it was a pleasure to show you some of the more peaceful spots in the Easter side of the city. Hope you enjoyed the walk to the market after the ride.

Silvia Nucini

Italy
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Tour: #516816, Kyoto eco-friendly private bike tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 25/19

Very interesting tour, worth it even if staying in Kyoto just for a couple of days. hanks to Luca we discovered things we would never have seen by ourselves.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad to know you enjoyed the less touristy and more peaceful side of the city. Hope you managed to check out the Higashiyama area too before leaving Kyoto!

Russell Goodman

United States
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Tour: #516816, Central Kyoto eco-friendly private bike tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 21/19

I learned a lot from this tour. Luca is extremely knowledgeable about Japan, it's history and culture. Riding a bike early in the morning on a hot day is a great way to see the city

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Russell, it was a pleasure to meet you. I hope you eventually managed to squeeze in a couple more places while in Kyoto.

Rosanne Sugay

United States
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Tour: #397738, Kyoto highlights - a Private Tour for travellers with time limitations, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 31/19

It was interesting to see a foreigner's outlook on Japan after having studied East Asia in university and now living in Japan for years. Luca was adept at adjusting the itinerary given the various physical abilities in the group (from 7 to 70 years old).

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rosanne, it was my pleasure to show you around and I enjoyed very much spending time with you and your family.

Tamara Helfer

United States
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Tour: #516816, Central Kyoto eco-friendly private bike tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 30/19

He was friendly, great with kids and very knowledgeable about the area and customs. We had a large group with kids and he was patient throughout the entire bike ride.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Tamara, the kids were great and I hope they had fun at the samurai event too.

Eric Einisman

United States
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Tour: #516816, Central Kyoto eco-friendly private bike tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 26/19

Luca was an excellent and patient guide who showed flexibility and took us all around Kyoto in the time that we had available. We couldn't have asked for a more pleasant experience. I highly recommend Luca as your guide and I would certainly contact him again if we are lucky enough to be in Kyoto again. Thanks!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Eric, it was a pleasure to show you around. Hope you'll manage to spend more time in Kyoto next time.

Vicki Vlahos

Australia
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Tour: #516816, Central Kyoto eco-friendly private bike tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 23/19

Riding through the streets of Kyoto was a perfect way to see and enjoy such a beautiful place. But what made it extra special was that we were guided by the fabulous Luca. His wealth of knowledge about each sight and Japanese culture was superb. And as we were novice riders (hadn't ridden bikes in years), Luca was very accommodating and adjusted the pace of the tour according to our ability. If you're considering doing a bike tour, look no further...book a tour with Luca.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Vicky, thanks for the nice review! Hope you'll have another chance to explore Kyoto in the future.

Helen Feltovich

United States
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Tour: #516816, Central Kyoto eco-friendly bike tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 22/19

Luca's tour was fabulous! He is very knowledgeable and clearly loves his adopted country. We highly recommend this tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Helen, thanks for choosing my tour, it was fun and interesting to chat our way around Kyoto. I'm pretty sure I'd love Utah too!

Binu Pathrose

United States
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Tour: #395801, Discover Himeji and Osaka - a Private Day Tour out of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 19/19

Luca was awesome and very helpful, accommodative and knowledgeable. He planned and customized the itinerary so well to give us the best tour possible. I would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Binu, thanks for your kind words. I had a lot of fun taking you and your lovely family around Kyoto, Osaka and Himeji.

Binu Pathrose

United States
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Tour: #397738, Kyoto highlights - a Private Tour for travellers with time limitations, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 18/19

Luca was awesome and very helpful, accommodative and knowledgeable. He planned and customized the itinerary so well to give us the best tour possible. I would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Binu, thanks for your kind words. I had a lot of fun taking you and your lovely family around Kyoto, Osaka and Himeji.

Tommy Beadel

United States
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Tour: Kyoto Selective Highlights 6 hours, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Apr 15/19

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Katherine Patin

United States
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Tour: #389920, Beyond Kyoto - a Private Cycle Adventure, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 7/19

I cannot imagine a better bike tour than the one with Luka outside Kyoto. The ride through the countryside and small towns was perfect. Luka took us to several interesting sites topped off with a traditional Japanese bath in the mountains. He also explained much about the culture without overwhelming us with info.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the nice comment and pleased to know that you had a great time.

Katherine Patin

United States
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Tour: #516816, Central Kyoto eco-friendly bike tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 6/19

Luca was AWESOME and extremely accommodating! We can't thank him enough for the wonderful tour that absolutely helped us jump-start the beginning of our time in Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to show you around the city and glad to hear that it was helpful for your stay in Kyoto.

Athanasios Papadimitriou

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #397738, Kyoto highlights - a Private Tour for travellers with time limitations, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 4/19

The tour was awesome and all Kyoto destinations were carefully selected and very interesting. Luca was very knowledgeable and able to explain even the tiny of details of any question we would ask. Besides aspects of the tour we went into very deep discussions about Japan and its culture which was a very big plus for us Japan newbies. Very highly recommended - a must do!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Athanasios, glad to hear that you enjoyed your day in Kyoto and discovered new things about Japan. Thanks again for choosing my tour and maybe see you again.

Silvia Olarte

United States
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Tour: #397738, Kyoto highlights - a Private Tour for travellers with time limitations, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 3/19

Luca was an excellent guide. He was prompt, informative but not overwhelming. He was very efficient in organizing a comprehensive tour to Kyoto, covering the major sites at a pace that we could absorb and enjoy. He was sensitive to our needs. Easy to relate to, made the day interesting, fun and exiting with how he provided the historical and current information about a fascinating city. We highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Silvia and Marcelo, Thanks for your kind words. It was a pleasure to take you to some of the sights and I'm glad you enjoyed your day in Kyoto. Luca

Nancy Wolk

United States
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Tour: #516816, Central Kyoto eco-friendly bike tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 2/19

Lucas' English and knowledge of the area were exceptional. We wished we could have spent more time with him biking the streets of Kyoto. We would highly recommend him as a guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Nancy, it was my pleasure. You are always welcome to come back for more biking and exploration... Enjoy the rest of your holiday!

Rosita Purer

France
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Tour: #516816, Central Kyoto eco-friendly private bike tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 31/19

Very nice and enjoyful tour and a truly beautiful way to discover Kyoto. Thank you very much dear Luca. It was a wonderful experience ��������

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to show you around and I'm glad that you had a great time biking in the city. Hope the sushi restaurant wasn't disappointing.

Wayne Thien

United States
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Tour: #516816, Central Kyoto eco-friendly private bike tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 21/19

Luca was extremely friendly and informative on our tour. He adapted to our families needs in a professional and sympathetic response to my wife physical inabilities. Thank you Wayne Thien

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wayne, it was a pleasure to take you around and glad that you enjoyed the short time you could spend in Kyoto.

Deborah Burton

United States
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Tour: #397738, Kyoto highlights - a Private Tour for travellers with time limitations, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 2/19

Luca was wonderful- very knowledgeable and adapted our day to our capabilities and interests. We highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Deborah, thanks a lot for choosing my tour and glad to hear that you and Emma enjoyed it. Have fun with the origami lesson tomorrow!

Joleine Tribble

Netherlands
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Tour: #516816, Central Kyoto private bike tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 24/18

Luca was a great guide and provided our family (4 teenage boys) with a wonderful introduction to Kyoto. Luca was knowledgeble, friendly and flexible - all the right qualities for a great day out!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joleine, it was my pleasure to show you and your nice family around. Hope you could spend some quality days in Kyoto.

Vanessa Buchheim

Brazil
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Tour: #531069, From Kyoto to Arashiyama - Private bicycle tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 1/18

We ha a wonderful day with Luca. We got to see residential and agricultural areas, while at the same time being able to see incredible smaller temples without the crowds. This was my favourite part. Also, cycling around the city does give you a different perspective in terms of its lifestyle and dimension. Luca is very knowledgeable of Japanese culture and history and speaks perfect English. Highly recommended if you like active travel!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Vanessa, I really enjoyed taking you around and I'm glad that you had a great experience. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future.

Annamaria Cream

Australia
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Tour: #397738, Kyoto highlights - a Private Tour for travellers with time limitations, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 1/18

We had an exceptional day with Luca who was very friendly, professional and extremely knowledgeable about all the main Kyoto sights . We couldn't have wished for a better look at some of Kyoto's most popular tourist spots . Luca made the day very easy, getting us on and off trains and the subway with ease ! We can't recommend him enough .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Annamaria, thanks for the nice review, it was a pleasure to spend the day with you guys. Wish you a great day in Tokyo tomorrow and maybe see you again in Kyoto one day.

Diana Luna Rossi

Italy
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Tour: #397738, Kyoto highlights - a Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 24/18

Courtesy and professionalism for a pleasant day at the Kyoto discovery. Tour and guide recommended in all respects.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Diana, it was a pleasure to spend the day in your company and I'm glad you enjoyed the tour.

Maria Benvenuti

Italy
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Tour: #397738, Kyoto highlights - a Private Tour for travellers with time limitations, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 22/18

My family and I spent a marvellous day in Kyoto with Luca! We visited many historical sites and moved from one site to the other with no stress. He told us about the major events of Japanese history as well as interesting things about contemporary Japanese culture and lifestyle. He also suggested us how to organize the following days! I can only recommed!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Maria, thanks a lot for your kind words. It was my pleasure to take you and your family around Kyoto.


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