Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Kyoto-Japan by Tour Guide Akira M. (Guide #26329)


Shri A.

United States
Rating

Tour: #390663, Private Tour - Your choice of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 10/18

Mr. Akira showed us many of the wonderful sites in Kyoto and explained them well. He also was kind enough to give us information re: places we were going to visit over the next 2 days. Thanks

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shri Agrawal Thank you so much for your nice rating. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Kyoto. I was happy that I could guide nice family like you. Please come back to Japan again. Akira

Samantha S.

Los ALtos, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #390660, Private Tour for Kyoto - Half Day walking tour of Kiyomizu temple and Gion district, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 12/18

What a wonderful introduction to Kyoto! Aki was patient & kind - he let us ask a million questions, stopped and made sure we took great photos and let us set the pace of the tour. Before hand he was awesome about email communication and confirmed the tour with us after making a custom plan for our time! Thank goodness as San Francisco natives we were used to walking hills :) He listened to our asks and set up a great schedule for our time. Lovely tour guide in a lovely city!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Samantha Schneider Thank you so much for your nice rating. Although I can not guide you many places, I hope that you enjoyed Kyoto with me. Please come back to Japan again. Akira

Walt Miles

United States
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Tour: #390661, Private Tour - Full Day Highlights of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 7/18

Akira was a wonderful guide and covered our second day in Kyoto, making sure that we saw various sights that had not been included in our first day tour. Akira was excellent in imparting knowledge as to what we were viewing, which made it that more enjoyable! We covered our planned itinerary and then he wanted to add on to it, which was very kind! Akira is very experienced and a guide that you will enjoy! We highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Walt, Thank you very much for your nice rating. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me. I hope that you come back to Japan again. Akira

Koreen Fader

United States
Rating

Tour: #390662, Private Half Day Walking Tour of the Bamboo Grove in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 17/18

Very knowledgeable. Great with our kids (ages 9 and 12). We appreciated that he let us set the pace, but made sure we got to see all the major attractions. He was there with facts and history at each stop but allowed us to just enjoy each attraction as a family. We truly enjoyed our afternoon with Akira.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Koreen Thank you so much for nice compliment. I am glad that you enjoyed Arashiyama with me. It was nice for me to see nice family . Please come back to Kyoto again and I hope that you enjoy your stay in Japan. Thank you so much Aki

Ralf Luebcke

New Zealand
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Tour: #390661, Private Tour - Full Day Highlights of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 6/18

Akira certainly has a keen interest in Japanese history and we learned a lot during the day with him. We also walked a lot which was sometimes a bit challenging as it was a very hot day. But we did enjoy it very much. There is so much to see in Kyoto! We particularly loved the walk through Gion's narrow streets and the information about the area - little things that we would not have noticed. Thank you Akira for sharing your knowledge with us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ralf Thank you so much for your nice rating. It was nice and cooler day in this hot summer. I am glad that you enjoyed Kyoto with me. I hope that you would come back to Japan again Akira

Rayza Cordero

United States
Rating

Tour: #390667, Private One Day Tour of Nara and Osaka, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 7/18

We had a wonderful tour with Akira. We covered so much in just one day. He was patient with us and conscious of our needs with 3 children. He is very knowledgeable and was great sharing that knowledge with us. Thank you Akira for an amazing tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rayza Thank you so much for your nice rating. In hot day your children walked so good. I was glad. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Nara and Osaka. I enjoyed with you and your nice family, too Thank you so much Please come back to Japan, again Aki

Lucy N.

Singapore
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Tour: #390663, Private Tour - Your choice of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 13/18

We had an excellent tour of Kyoto with Akira. He is a very thoughtful and patient man who was accommodating of our children. He did a good job of keeping us moving so that we were able to fit a lot into the day (despite the heat!)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lucy Nation Thank you so much for your nice rating. It was very hot day however It was nice meeting you and your nice family. Even very hot day your children walked well. I was glad that I could make a tour with you. Thank you very much. Aki

Lorraine Shaked

United States
Rating

Tour: The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience-2 - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Jul 8/18

Very informative tour! Went to a lot of the important sites in Kyoto and everything was explained perfectly. We enjoyed the tour a lot and would highly recommend both tour and guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lorraine Shaked Thank you so much for your nice rating. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Kyoto with me. I was nice meeting you and your family. Please come back to Japan again. Thank you very much. Aki

Michael Goldman

United States
Rating

Tour: #395748, Private tour One day tour In Kyoto and Nara, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 30/18

Aki gave us a great tour of Kyoto. His English skills were very strong, and he was full of knowledge. What a great introduction to Kyoto!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael Goldman Thank you so much for your nice rating. I am glad that you enjoyed Kyoto with me. I enjoyed with you so much and glad to see nice couple like you. I hope that you enjoy Nara and Osaka. Thank you so much. Aki

Stefanie Tateishi

United States
Rating

Tour: #390664, Private Walking Tour - Half Day in Nara, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 20/18

Akira is very knowledgeable about the history of Nara, and the religions of the area. He was very caring of my husbands physical limitations, and made accommodations to his needs. He also made suggestions on places we should visit in our last days in Osaka. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Akira, and would recommend him to anyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stefanie Thank you so much for your nice rating. I enjoyed with you very much. I hope that you will come back to Japan again. Thank you very much for your nice gift which was very good and I like it very much. Akira

Justin Wright

United States
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Tour: #390664, Private Walking Tour - Half Day in Nara/AmyBundy, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 13/18

He was excellent. Patient and knowledgeable with a sense of humor. Like a kind grandfather.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Justin Wright Thank you so much for your nice rating. I hope that you enjoyed Nara with me. I enjoyed with you. It was nice meeting with you and your nice family I hope that you enjoy Osaka,Kyoto and Tokyo. Thank you so much Akira

Helena Slavikova

Canada
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Tour: #390666, Private Osaka Half Day Tour-Helena, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: May 26/18

Our guide Akira was wonderful. He spent with us more time than required to show us around Osaka. We would definitely recommend this tour for those visiting Osaka for the first time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Helena Slavikova Thank you so much for your nice rating. I am glad that you enjoyed Osaka with me. And I was happy that we could see the beautiful sunset with you from Umeda Sky Building. Please come back to Japan again. Aki

Sarah Polirer

United States
Rating

Tour: #390664, Private Walking Tour - Half Day in Nara, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: May 16/18

Akira gave us an excellent tour. We enjoyed it thoroughly. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sarah Thank you very much for your nice rating. I also enjoyed with a nice couple like you in Nara. Please come back to Japan again. Thank you so much. Akira

George Schaeffer

United States
Rating

Tour: #390661, Private Tour - Full Day Highlights of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 19/18

Akira did a great job. Very informative and pleasant. Just know you need to be prepared to walk a bit to catch the public transportation. I would book with him again as well as recommend him to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear George Schaeffer Thank you so much for your nice rating. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed Kyoto with me. I was nice meeting with you and I enjoyed with you and your nice group. I hope that your leg will be better soon. Akira

Belinda Stevenson

Reedy Creek, NSW, Australia
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Tour: #390664, Private Walking Tour - Half Day in Nara-Belinda-Stevenson, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 17/18

What an absolute pleasure to spend the afternoon with Akira, he was well organised and ensured we maximised our time visiting Nara. We particularly loved the Deer Park and Akira was really flexible to ensure we had the time to see the most within our time frame. We felt very comfortable with him and he wanted to ensure we had a great experience at Nara and Kyoto. Thank you so much Akira.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Belinda Thank you so much for your nice rating. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Nara and Kyoto with me. It was nice meeting with you. I hope that you feel well now and have a nice cruise. Akira

Phillip Howard

United States
Rating

Tour: #395748, Private tour One day tour In Kyoto and Nara, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 5/18

My family and I enjoyed our tour of Kyoto with Akira. He tailored the tour to match our interests, and he shared interesting facts at each stop. He also brought us to a Kaitenzushi restaurant for lunch (which my kids enjoyed ver much). Thanks, Akira!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Phillip H Thank you so much for your nice rating. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed Kyoto with me. It was nice to see you and I enjoyed with you and your nice family so much. Thank you so much and please come back again Akira

Brian Webber

Los Angelesq, CALIFORNIA, United States
Rating

Tour: #390661, Private Tour - Full Day Highlights of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 31/18

Akira - "Aki" is a very knowledgable guide he gave us a very complete one day tour of Kyoto. He is a complete gentleman and also helped us with Japan Rail reservations. He is very knowledgable about the history of Japan and the various temples and shrines around Kyoto. He was very sweet with my wife and 3 kids and showed some nice patience. I highly recommend him - he even found a complete gem of a restaurant (only 153 year history!) and we had a great time with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brian Thank you so much for your nice rating I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Kyoto with me. It was nice time with you and your nice family and I learned many things from you. Thank you very much and come back to Kyoto again. Akira

Alina Akram

United States
Rating

Tour: #390663, Private Tour - Your choice of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 30/18

Akira was a wonderful guide! We got a chance to visit several of Kyoto's beautiful sites; including the Fushimi Inari Shrine, the Kinkaku-ji Temple, the Higashiyama District (so amazing), Kiyomizu-dera Temple on Mount Otowa, the Gion district and had an authentic, delicious Japanese lunch with Akira. Without this tour there would have been no way we could have enjoyed so many sites. We learned a lot, while seeing some of the most beautiful places Kyoto has to offer. I highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alina Thank you so much for your nice rating. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed Kyoto with me. I enjoyed with a nice couple like you in Kyoto,too. Please come back to Kyoto again. Thank you very much Akira

Trent P.

United States
Rating

Tour: #390662, Private Half Day Walking Tour of the Bamboo Grove in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 28/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Trent Thank you so much for your nice rating. It was nice meeting you and your family. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed Kyoto with me and I hope that you enjoyed the crusing in Kyoto Please come back again. Akira

Natasha Gardiner

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #390663, Private Tour - Your choice of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 25/18

Excellent tour! We booked Akira to show us around beautiful Kyoto and we saw Arashiyama monkey park and the bamboo grove, Tenryuji temple, Kinkakuji temple and the Ryoanji temple and rock garden. It was no problem chatting to Akira via email before we went and we were able to customise our tour accordingly.Akira was very knowledgeable about the sites, spoke fluent English and made the tour very fun.He also gave us helpful tips for our solo site seeing days in Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima and Miyajima.Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Natasha Thank you so much for your rating I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Kyoto with me. I was glad to see nice group and enjoyed with you Please come back to Japan some time. Thank you very much. Akira

Grant Elliott

United States
Rating

Tour: #395748, Private tour One day tour In Kyoto and Nara, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 19/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Grant Elliot Thank you so much for your nice rating I am looking forward to seeing you again. Akira

Grant Elliott

United States
Rating

Tour: #390663, Private Tour - Your choice of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 18/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Grant Elliot Thank you so much for your nice rating . It was nice to see you and your nice students I hope that I can see you again Akira

Bing Pablo

United States
Rating

Tour: Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Mar 11/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bing Pablo Thank you very much for your review. I was glad to guide a wonderful group. Please come back to Japan again. Thank you Akira

Martin Locke

Australia
Rating

Tour: #390666, Private Osaka Half Day Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 8/18

Third time we went with Aki and he proved a very helpful guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Martin Thank you very much. I hope that you enjoyed Osaka and I wish your safe return to Sydney and you come back to Japan again. Akira Akira

Martin Locke

Australia
Rating

Tour: #390664, Private Walking Tour - Half Day in Nara-Martin-Locke, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 3/18

Aki is a thoroughly professional guide and helped us to enjoy a day in Nara.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Martin Thank you for your nice review. I hope that you enjoyed Nara. See you in Osaka Akira

Martin Locke

Australia
Rating

Tour: #390663, Private Tour - Your choice of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 1/18

Aki had taken the time to prepare our itinerary recognising that it was busy New Year Day and we had a good day seeing fantastic highlights. We enjoyed seeing the monkeys, rock garden, golden pavilion and Gion District and travelled extensively around Kyoto. You simply can't do these tours on your own and need a guide like Aki to show you round.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Martin Thank you so much for your nice review It was nice meeting with you and your nice family. I also enjoyed our tour with you. I hope that you like Japan. Please come back to Japan Thank you Akira