Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Kyoto-Japan by Tour Guide Tadashi K. (Guide #28295)


Mark Franklin

Canada
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Tour: #453023, Explore Kyoto Full Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 15/20

Tadashi was helpful making decisions about which places to visit, informed about the history and culture, and also funny. An excellent guide, who gave us navigational clues without oversimplifying thing. Very engaging!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comment !!! I wish You could understand and realize about Japan . I strongly recommend you to visit the Moss temple and Katsura Imperial Villa when you come to Japan . It is very much different atmosphere architecture . I wish I can attend with you again . Thank you so much again !!!

Meyer Waich

United States
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Tour: #458643, Half day about for 4 hour-tour in Kyoto, Japan, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 8/20

Excellent tour guide. Knows every detail of Kyoto. Friendly. Picked us and dropped us in the train door. Didn't care about extending it a little bit to get the most of our experience. Recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comment !!! I hope you could enjoy Kyoto very much !!! Please come again !!!

Susan Harlan

United States
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Tour: EXPRESS Kyoto: Your day in Kyoto 4-hour Private tour : effective use of taxis and your precious time, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Dec 1/19

5 star! We loved our 1/2 day tour with Tadashi! He was so flexible with our interests and was willing to change our initial itinerary. He gave perfect explanations at the sites we visited and knew exactly where to take us. He also gave us many recommendations for sites to see after out tour. We'd love to spend the day with Tadashi when we return to Kyoto!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review . I hope you could enjoy Kyoto very much . Kyoto might be a disney land of culture and history of Japan . I wish I could meet you again !!!

Patricia Christopher

United States
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Tour: #453023, Explore Kyoto Full Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 30/19

Tadashi did a great job on our tour. Very knowledgeable and informative. We love history and Tadashi was definitely able to answer all of our questions. His car was comfortable and he was very flexible and accommodating to what we wanted to see. i would highly recommend him if you are planning on going to Kyoto. You will not be disappointed!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review ! I wish I could take you the one more place but It become dark . I am now planning more interested tour for my guest . Thank you so much again !!!

Eric Hassall

United States
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Tour: #453023, Explore Kyoto Full Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 19/19

We took a full day tour with Tadashi. Weeks before our tour, I emailed some questions - he responded v promptly and helpfully. Even helped us with our booking for a particular temple ahead of time! Tadashi is a lovely, warm, engaging and entertaining man; a very experienced and knowledgeable guide. Informed us about the sweep of Japanese history, as well as the details of Japanese life and beliefs. In our wonderful day with him we covered a lot of ground. Recommend him highly and without reserve!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great review comment !!! Am I so lovely ? Thank you so much for your warm comment . I always try to guide for customer's satisfaction and enjoyment . and I try more !!! Thank you so much again !!!!

Debbie Finato

United States
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Tour: #453023, Explore Kyoto Full Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 6/19

Very good tour guide, with much insight into the area. He is very personable and knowledgeable. Would hire him again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your warm message and review . I hope you could enjoy Kyoto very much !!! Please come Japan and Kyoto again .

Serafin Gonzalez Soldevilla

Mexico
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Tour: #540325, The first time in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 29/19

We had a great day with Tadashi. We learned a lot from the history and culture of Kyoto. He speaks very good English, is patient, decisive and very pleasant. I highly recommend your service. Thanks Tadashi.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comment !!! It was a lovely day with you . I wish I could speak your native language much more . I have to learn your language in your country !!! Thank you so much for your comment !!!

Dana Davide

Philippines
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Tour: #453023, Explore Kyoto Full Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 24/19

A very informative and professional tour guide. He will go the extra mile to help :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comment . I hope you could enjoy Kimono dress as you expected . Thank you so much again ! Saramappo !!!

David Englander

United States
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Tour: #453023, Explore Kyoto Full Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 21/19

Terrific !! Customized the tour to our desires. Picked a wonderful inexpensive place for lunch. Packed a lot into the day as we wished. He was very knowledgeable about Japanese history and culture. In addition, he's an excellent driver with a great car. I would use him again if ever in Japan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comment . It was very wonderful time being with you especially talking about McD. and Hong Kong . I also try to find a video and a book about Mr. Alexander Hamilton . Thank you so much again and so much glad for your comment !!!

Arnold Heirshberg

United States
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Tour: #453023, Explore Kyoto Full Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 8/19

I highly recommend Tadashi for anyone going to Kyoto. He is what I hoped for in a tour guide and along with his car we went easily everywhere including a day trip to Nara. We saw the historical sights and his knowledge of it's background and Japan's history is extensive. Tadashi's English is perfect and he did not look at the clock. What was important to him was that we see everything. I hope to visit Kyoto again and see him again. We used him for 3 days Arnold Heirshberg

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your very warm comment . I will learn and study history and culture for you more . It is now getting cooler and mountains are changing color now in Kyoto . Please come again for Japan and Kyoto . Thank you so much for your comment again . Very sincerely Yours Tadashi K.

Donna Cooke

Canada
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Tour: #458643, Half day about for 4 hour-tour in Kyoto, Japan, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 4/19

The three of us were very fortunate to have Tadashi as our guide in Kyoto. We spent two very interesting half days with him on our recent visit. Tadashi was extremely knowledgeable and informative and answered all of our questions about the history and culture of Kyoto. He was also very friendly and had a great sense of humour. Our tours with him were seamless as we traveled about a very spread out Kyoto. Our visit to Kyoto definitely would not have been nearly as good without Tadashi as our guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comment !!! I am so glad to here so much . I will study more and re-check my tour enjoyable . Thank you so much !!!

Caryl Glickman

United States
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Tour: #453023, Explore Kyoto Full Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 3/19

Tadashi is the best guide we've ever had. He knows Kyoto streets like the back of his hand. He can get anywhere fast. And he is so fluent in English that he would even understand the vernacular and get a joke made in English (because we could barely speak any Japanese so we wouldn't even try to make a joke in Japanese!) I am disabled and use a walker or a scooter. He knew just where we could go, given those limitations.Answered a million questions about Japan that we didn't get answered in 3 wks.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comment for me . I am so glad that you could enjoy in Kyoto . Please come again and I will take you more places . Thank you so much again !!! Very Sincerely Yours Tadashi K.

Kris Barbachano

United States
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Tour: #453023, Explore Kyoto Full Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 2/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your Rating !!! I will try my best ever . Thank you so much !!!

Avra Goldhar

Canada
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Tour: #458643, Half day about for 4 hour-tour in Kyoto, Japan, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 1/19

Tadashi was a fabulous guide. He went above and beyond to communicate with us before our trip and prepared a well thought out tour for us of all the places we requested to see. He provided information and assistance on a very hot day and was patient with our many needs for water breaks!! We highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your message . I just worry about your daughter because of long walk in hot day . I wish you could have cold and fresh beer at the Asahi Beer restaurant near by your hotel . Please do not forget that you are doing "Zen" right now and feel Kyoto and Japan . Thank you so much for message again !!! Tadashi K.

Daniel A.

United States
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Tour: #458643, Half day about for 4 hour-tour in Kyoto, Japan, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 30/19

We had a wonderful day touring Kyoto with Tadashi. It was our first day in Kyoto and not only did he plan a terrific itinerary of sights, but along the way he also oriented us to the layout of the city, how to use the public transportation and other useful tips. His knowledge of history and culture is great, and he delivers his knowledge with wit and humor. We highly recommend Tadashi as a tour guide. Coincidence: for a few years, many years ago, Tadashi lived very near our home in California!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for you message !!! I am so happy that you could enjoy my tour !!! I should visit to California to find how much changed . Thank you so much for your message again !!! Tadashi K.

Jeremy Ogden

United Kingdom
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Tour: #458643, Half day about for 4 hour-tour in Kyoto, Japan, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 27/19

Tadashi was a lovely guide. Very cheerful and informative, he took us to some of the key sights in South East Kyoto. We were a group of five and he answered all our questions. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your message !!! I will study more humor and american jokes . I hope you could enjoy Kyoto and Japan from another point of view . Thank you so much for your message !!! Tadashi K.

Ann Marie Roque

United States
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Tour: #449887, Nara , Byou-Dou-In temple and Fushimi Inari, 1000 Torii Gates for 8 hours with my car ., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 21/19

We are a group of 7 family who took this tour. Mr Tadashi is very kind and accommodating. He speaks English very well. This tour was very convenient as we used his minivan to get around. We were able to visit a lot of places and spent enough time in each place (considering that we took a lot time for photos!). Learned a lot too from his explanations. We agreed that it was a good choice to do this tour. Thank you Mr Tadashi! We immensely enjoyed our Kyoto tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comment !!! I hope you could have a wonderful days in Kyoto and Nara . Thank you so much again !!! I work more harder than ever !!!

Julie Tantau

Switzerland
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Tour: #453023, Explore Kyoto Full Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 6/19

Tadashi packed a full tour and many sites into one day. My fellow travelers are not the fastest, but Tadashi managed to make sure that we saw the complete itinerary at a pace that they could handle. He also took us to a local place for lunch for an experience that we would not have accomplished on our own. On top of all that, he has a great sense of humor and a lot of local Kyoto information since he is a native.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Thank you so much for comment !!! I am so glad to hear your voice . I just did what you wanted . Thank you so much again and I will work and guide for my guests .

Gary Catellier

Goodyear, ARIZONA, United States
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Tour: #540325, The first time in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 13/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your rating !!! I hope you can spend wonderful days in Japan .

Gary Catellier

Goodyear, ARIZONA, United States
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Tour: #540325, The first time in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 12/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your rating !!! I hope you can spend wonderful days in Japan .

Janet McMichael

Pinecrest, F L, United States
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Tour: #449887, Nara , Byou-Dou-In temple and Fushimi Inari, 1000 Torii Gates for 8 hours with my car ., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 8/19

On time. Great driver! Everything extremely professional. Even helped us go to a dentist and act as an interpreter!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for you comment . It was the first time to attend with my guest at a dentist . I hope you will have great time at Kanazawa . Note: There is a pedal at the bottom of the seat in the train . You can push down a pedal then you can turn around a seat 180 degrees. You can sit at the seat and face to face in your company . Thank you so much again Tadashi K.

Charissa Kovin

United States
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Tour: #458643, Half day about for 4 hour-tour in Kyoto, Japan, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 16/19

We had an excellent tour with Tadashi! My family of 5 (3 teenagers) really enjoyed the tour. Tadashi was friendly and knowledgeable! He went above and beyond to provide a great experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comment !!! It was very hot day and might be a little bit hard schedule and walking for you . Also it was the Gion festival at that day . I wish you could enjoy very special night at that night . I hope you can arrive your hometown safely and wonderful memories . Thank you so much again for your comment ! I try the best more !!!

Susan Angel

United States
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Tour: #540325, The first time in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 28/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comment !!! It was great time for me . "WhatsUp" , An application of smart-phone worked very well . We could have good communication each other . Thank you so much again . I wish I could guide again in near future . Very sincerely Yours .

Susan Angel

United States
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Tour: #453023, Explore Kyoto Full Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 27/19

Tadashi was great, took us to special places that can't be visited by bus tours. Very knowledgeable and informative. He was always available by cell phone when not on duty, even to help us find our way to a restaurant in the evening when we got lost.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comment !!! It was great time for me . "WhatsUp" , An application of smart-phone worked very well . We could have good communication each other . Thank you so much again . I wish I could guide again in near future . Very sincerely Yours .

Jeffrey G.

Australia
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Tour: #453023, Explore Kyoto Full Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 25/19

By far the best guide we've had in Japan. Excellent command of English and able to fathom our quirky humour. Had a depth of knowledge far beyond that needed for normal guiding, discussing comparative religions politics and civilisations. We are four well travelled friends of more senior ages but fit. Tadashi drove us around with care. I cannot recommend him enough.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comment . I appreciated so much . It was very hot day . It was 34 degree C when it was 2PM . I was very sorry that I should ask about limitation for your food . I should have paid more attention for that . I wish you can spend the most wonderful days in Kyoto and Japan . Thank you so much again !!!

Mentz Christine

United Kingdom
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Tour: #453023, A customized tour for 11th of May 2019, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 11/19

Tadashi was punctual and very well organised. From first contact he was clear about what we could see in our time slot, he prepared well and our tour ran like clockwork covering all agreed venues. He explained aspects of Japanese culture with clarity. He is a gentleman with a gentle sense of humour. He remembered things we wanted to do but were unable to fit in and when we had a little time left he suggested the best Japanese beer in Kyoto and drove us to the station via Gion. Well satisfied customers!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comment . It was a very special day for me and can not forget . Anyway , I am now 62 . Very thank you so much again !!! Very Sincerely Yours Tadashi K.

Judy Mysak

Canada
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Tour: #458643, 4 hour-tour in Kyoto, Japan, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 26/19

We enjoyed a lovely 4 hour tour of some of the sites in the eastern area of Kyoto. Tadashi is an excellent tour guide. He speaks beautiful English and really enjoys his job. He provided many interesting details and was always pleasant and professional. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comment !!! It was a little bit long walk for limited time . We walked many steps more than expected . I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed . Thank you so much again !!!

Leonard Fabre

Australia
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Tour: #449887, Nara and Fushimi Inari, 1000 Torii Gates for 8 hours with my car, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 16/19

Tadashi is very polite, very helpful, speaks excellent English, very friendly and explains everything during the tour so well. His van is so comfortable and new. I learnt so much about the culture. We wanted to have Ramen for lunch and he drove us to this really wonderful Ramen shop It was so reasonably priced and delicious. I recommend Tadashi for your next tour. ThAnk you Tadashi so much Len

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comment !!! Yes . It was so delicious Ramen we ate . We ate "Shio-Ramen" that is based special salt soupe . When if Ramen restaurant served "Shio-Ramen" then they have very much confident for their taste . Thank you so much for again !!! I wish I can attend with you again !!!

Allan W.

Australia
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Tour: #453023, Explore Kyoto Full Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 15/19

It has been our great pleasure to be able to meet Tadashi, the best tour guide in the world. Our full day tour of Kyoto was the perfect introduction to the sights of this great city as presented by Tadashi. We also done the Nara and Fushimi Inara full day tour with Tadashi on the following day. Having Tadashi to host us for both tours allowed us to get a full appreciation of both areas history and important sites.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comment !!! You impressed me so much because you did to try everything what I explained . Thank you so much again !!! I will learn and study more . I wish You can spend the wonderful moment for the Alaska !!!

Eugene Dvorkin

United States
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Tour: #453023, Explore Kyoto Full Day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 2/19

We tour Kyoto with Mr. Tadashi and were very happy with the service. He was on time, informative, took us to different places and was a very nice guide. A great bonus was his spacious minivan, so we don't spend any time on public transportation. Also because his minivan was small compared to big tourist buses, he was able to take us to backstreet roads and show some little, narrow streets than usually tourists in a big group could not see. I will definitely recommend Tadashi as a tour guide to Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You so much for your comment ! I am so glad to hear your that . I will try more best ever . I wish I could meet you again and want to talk more !!! Thank you so much again !