Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Kyoto-Japan by Tour Guide Rick I. (Guide #28792)


Carlyn T.

United States
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Tour: #667457, Fushimi & Uji memorable tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 28/19

Rick was the best guide we had in Japan. Very informative, good English and a unique tour. Thanks Rick!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carlyn, Thank you very much for the nice rating and review! It was my pleasure to take you to the unique tour and I suppose you experienced the other side of Kyoto than central Kyoto. Also I am glad you enjoyed the lunch and I had a nice time talking with you and families. I hope someday you will come back to Kyoto in future. Best regards, Rick

Ruth Hammer

United States
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Tour: #590517, 5 hour Kyoto highlight tour and optional Maiko dinner (2 hours), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 9/19

Ryoichi (Rick) was the best tour guide I have ever had the pleasure of spending a half day with. He was very knowledgeable and accommodating. He knew the history and the "special" features of every place we visited. I would definitely book with him again. His English was excellent. Thank you so much for everything.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ruth, Thank you very much for your so nice review! I am glad you had enjoyed the tour with me. I remember the evening view of the Ninenzaka and Gion was so beautiful and I also had a good time with you and your wife talking various things during the tour. I hope you will come back to Kyoto someday in future. Best regards, Rick

James Sessel

United States
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Tour: #432810, Customized tour for James Sessel on Nov. 5, 2019, Kobe, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 5/19

Rick was great. We loved our tour in Kyoto with him. He was very informative and would definitely recommend him. Had a great time!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James, Thank you very much for your nice review! I am so glad that you enjoyed the tour from your cruise ship in Kobe. Also it was nice that you found a nice utensil in a shop during the last part of the tour. I hope that both of you love Kyoto and come back to this city some day in future. Best regards, Rick

Nicholas Bloom

United Kingdom
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Tour: #590517, 5 hour Kyoto highlight tour for Nicholas Bloom on Oct. 29, 2019, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 29/19

Excellent tour. Rick is a friendly and knowledgeable guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nicholas, Thank you very much for the nice rating and review. I am so glad that you have enjoyed the tour. I also had nice time talking with all of you and during eating Sushi together. Please enjoy more of Japan and the World cup rugby. Best regards, Rick

Robert Sharenow

United States
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Tour: #432810, Customized tour for Robert Sharenow on Oct. 14 to 15, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 14/19

We made the right decision in hiring Riochi ( Rick) to tour Kyoto. He was very punctual, pleasant and as a guide was well prepared. He carefully planned a customized tour with all the sights we wanted to see in 2 short days. We got around by bus, rail, subway and walking. Our time in Kyoto was very enjoyable because of Riochi, we highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert and Reina, Thank you very much for the nice rating and review for me. I am so glad that you have enjoyed the tour and I also enjoyed talking with you various things during the tour. I appreciate that you gave me some information you found in Kyoto like a nice Italian restaurant, etc. and it helps me a lot. I hope you will come back to Kyoto someday in future. Best regards, Rick

Nick Neubauer

United States
Rating

Tour: #667457, Fushimi & Uji memorable tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 24/19

Good tour-thanks, Rick

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nick, Thank you very much for your nice rating! I am very glad that you liked the tour. I also had very nice time talking with you two. I hope you will come back to Kyoto in future. Best Regards, Rick

Amy Smith

United States
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Tour: #432810, Customized tour for Amy Smith on Jul. 15. 2019, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 15/19

Rick was wonderful! We had an itinerary set but when we asked about places tourists might miss he suggested a temple that our entire family thought was the highlight of the day. He didn't inundate us with information but answered all the questions we had.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Amy and families, Thank you very much for your rating and nice comments! I am very glad that you enjoyed the tour especially Sanjusangendo temple. I also enjoyed talking with you and your nice family members. Please have a nice time during the rest of your stay in japan and I hope you will be coming back in near future. Best regards, Rick

Brian Onodera

United States
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Tour: Arashiyama area & popular landmarks in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Jun 10/19

Rick was a great guide and we enjoyed our time with him, we met on time at our designated point and off we went. With him being from that area he knew all about the history of the attractions that we visited. We traveled at a comfortable pace which we liked and the whole experience was great. We visited Arashiyama and the bamboo forest, had a delicious tempura and soba lunch then finished off at Nijo castle. Rick filled us in with interesting insights and history about the castle.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brian, Thank you very much for the rating and nice review! Your families are so nice and I am very glad to have been with you as a guide. I also enjoyed so much talking you and your wife and daughters. I will remember the enjoyable time with you when I see the picture. I hope you all loved Kyoto and will come back in future. Best regards, Rick

Alexis Castor

United States
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Tour: #432810, Comprehensive Nijo castle & Kyoto highlights, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 29/19

A very interesting and pleasant day with Rick! He adapted to our schedule and interests very easily and was an interesting conversationalist.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alexis, Thank you very much for your rating and nice review! It was my pleasure to have toured some highlights in Kyoto and talked on various topics with both of you. I really enjoyed a lunch with you in Kyoto Imperial palace. Please enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. Best regards, Rick

Rigo Diaz

United States
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Tour: Customized tour for Kim Diaz on May. 23 to 24, 2019, Kyoto, Japan
Date: May 23/19

Rick was amazing! He was friendly, knowledgeable and gave the perfect amount of information that was helpful but not boring to the family. He was flexible in our meeting spot and always returned us to the hotel. I HIGHLY recommend him

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rigo and Kim, Thank you very much for your rating and nice review! It was my pleasure to be with you for two days and I also had a very good time. Your families are so nice and I enjoyed talking everyone so much. I hope Kyoto will be a memorable city for you and your families. Please come back to this nice city in future. Best regards, Rick

Robert Ganz

United States
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Tour: #432810, Customized tour for Robert Ganz on May. 17, 2019, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 17/19

Rick was excellent!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, Thank you very much for your nice rating and the comment! I am glad that you and your wife liked the tour especially with some arts in Nijo castle and beautiful gardens in temples we visited. Please enjoy more in Kyoto for another several days and I hope you will come back to Kyoto in future. Best regards, Rick

Wayne Boyd

United States
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Tour: Customized tour for Wayne Boyd on April 23, 2019, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Apr 23/19

Outstanding tour guide A+, We had a medical problem and Rick went way and beyond normal effort to find a doctor to assist us , end result helped save our vacation by keeping my wife healthy! Rick is VERY knowledgeable about Kyoto unique culture and off the beaten path sites away from ALL the tourists. I strongly recommend Rick as a guide and will definitely use him again on our next visit to Kyoto:)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Wayne, Thank you very much for your nice rating and review ! I was glad that you enjoyed the tour. I believe that you fully experienced the Kyoto cultures in one day and had a nice time. It was my pleasure to have had the tour and also a nice time for me to talk with you and your wife during the tour. I hope I will see you again in future. Best regards, Rick

Peter Eddison

Canada
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Tour: #590517, 5 hour Kyoto highlight tour and optional Maiko dinner (2 hours), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 9/19

Silvia Olarte

United States
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Tour: Customized tour for Silvia Olarte on Apr. 4. 2019, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Apr 4/19

Rick was our second guide. We had booked two days with guides and on purpose we chose two different ones. We e- mail Rick in advance the itinerary our first guide had provided us and we asked him to organize a tour that complemented or first day, specifying our interests. He succeeded in showing us a very different side to Kyoto. As we had covered the most important sites the day before he took us to other, less crowded visits sites that offered a quieter experience of Kyoto. It was the perfect balance.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Silvia, Thank you very much for your nice comments. I am very glad that you enjoyed the spots which I chose for you. It was so nice day and the Higashiyama area was with beautiful cherry blossoms. It also will be my nice memory to have gone through the quieter areas of Kyoto in spring. I hope you will be back to Kyoto in future. Best regards, Rick

Karyl Stewart

United States
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Tour: #432810, Customized tour for Karyl Stewart on Mar. 21 to 23., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 21/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karyl, Thank you very much for your nice rating and comment ! You and your families are so nice and I enjoyed talking with each one a lot. Also I am glad that you liked the Sake tour and it was fun to have had a lunch over there. I hope you and your families will visit Kyoto again in future. Best regards, Rick

Ilya Lipkovich

United States
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Tour: #432810, Comprehensive Nijo castle & Kyoto highlights, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 15/18

I really enjoyed the tour with Rick. He is very knowledgeable, pays attention to subtle details and was able to explain the cultural significance of places we visited in a simple yet sharply intelligent and memorable way.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ilya, Thank you very much for your nice review! I am glad that you enjoyed the tour. I also enjoyed the tour and the conversation with you which I learned a lot from you. I hope you will be able to visit Kyoto again with your families in near future. Best Regards, Rick

Sheena Kim

United States
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Tour: Fushimi & Arashiyama enjoyable tour, Kyoto, Japan
Date: May 4/18

Vandana Gupta

United States
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Tour: Private One Day Tour of Nara and Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Date: May 3/18

Very knowledgeable, caring and great person to tour with

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Vandana, Thank you for your rating and nice comment. It was my pleasure to assist you and your family touring Nara and Osaka. I hope I can guide you Kyoto next time in future. Best Regards, Rick

Gaurav Jain

India
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Tour: #432810, Customized tour for Anup Jatia, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 24/18

Rick was very good and knowledgeable!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gaurav, Thank you very much for your nice comment. It was my pleasure guiding two families and I enjoyed the tour, too. I think you all enjoyed Kyoto and hope you remember Kyoto with your all of nice pictures. Thank you again for your cooperation. Best Regards, Rick


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