Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Kyoto-Japan by Tour Guide Hiroshi K. (Guide #30949)


Alain Khaiat

Singapore
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Tour: #529809, 9.5-hour trip to Magome and Tsumago from Nagoya, Nagoya, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 26/20

Hiroshi is a wonderful, very knowledgeable guide. The villages visited are well preserved and take us through the life of the Edo period. Highly recommend this tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your warm hearted review. We shared wonderful experiences with you, enjoying strolling around old town as if we were in Samurai movie. Wishing all of yours every happinness! Please return to this area and I am excited of any possibilities of showing you around this area. Thank you!

Diana LeRoss

United States
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Tour: #658585, Your Nara from Kyoto: Custom-Made Tour for you, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 30/19

Four of us went to Nara with Hiroshi K. He is one of the best guides we have ever had and we have used many. He took us to a hidden gem of a restaurant that has the atmosphere of a teahouse facing a little-traversed garden. He speaks excellent English, is attentive to the needs of every person in the group, very accommodating. Hiroshi is good at explaining Japanese culture and bridges the gap between Japanese and U.S. culture. I highly recommend Hiroshi K.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your warm-hearted commnets. Surely I appreciate sharing wonderful experiences with you and your great interest and deep understanding in Japan and Japanse culture. Wishing all of yours every happiness with all my hearts from Japan. Please come to Japan again and I am excited at any possibilities of seeing you someday in the future.

Mateo Alcocer

Mexico
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Tour: Your Nara from Osaka: Custom-Made Tour for you, Osaka, Japan
Date: Aug 26/19

Hiroshi has great knowledge. Took care of us very good from the lobby of our hotel, to Nara's all beautiful places and back. He knows a lot of the history and explained it all to us, answered every question we had, took us to special places not full of tourists, helped us take pictures, took us to very good food places. Great service. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your warm hearted review. We shared wonderful experieces and I have a excellent time with you. I surely appreciate your great interest and deep understandings in Japan and Japanese culture. I think promising young persons like you would develop excellent relationship between your country and Japan with great expectations. Please come to Japan again and again. I wish all of yours every happiness with all my hearts from Japan. Thank you!

Ryan Matsuo

Honolulu, HAWAII, United States
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Tour: #656009, Your Kyoto : Custom-Made Tour for Mr. Ryan Matsuo and his family, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 10/19

We hired Hiroshi as our guide for the first day in Kyoto. It was a wise choice as he suggested to us to rent a car because the sites were very far apart and also the weather was so hot & humid. He was very knowledgeable about the sites we visited and about the Japanese culture in general. His English was good and we understood what he was explaining to us. He took us to a wonderful, authentic restaurant for lunch. We made a good choice to go with Hiroshi!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your warm hearted comments. It was the most hottest time in Japan, in the midsummer, but we shared unforgettable experiences with your wonderful family, by which I was so much impressed. Wishing all of yours every happiness with all hearts from Japan. Please come to Japan again and again!

Gershon Bassman

United States
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Tour: #658585, Your Nara from Kyoto: Custom-Made Tour for you, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 17/19

Hiroshi was a great guide. I took 2 of my grandchildren and had 2 tours with Hiroshi. He was extremely nice, accommodating and flexible. He gace us several options and recommendations. He made sure that all our comfort needs were taken care, including finding food for special diets. We had a great tour with him. Highly recommended. Gershon B and Family

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Gershon Bassman and family Thank you so much for your warm-hearted comments. I shared unforgettable experiences with you and had a wonderful time. My pleasure is always contributions to tourists' satisfaction. So I am aiming to do my best. Kyoto had been a capital of Japan about for 1000 years, so Kyoto is special. Many interesting experiences are always waiting for you. I hope you would come back to Kyoto again and again. I am so excited at your next visit to Kyoto. Thank you so much! Hiroshi

Gershon Bassman

United States
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Tour: #656009, Your Kyoto : Custom-Made Tour for you, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 16/19

Hiroshi was super nice, accommodating and flexible. I took 2 of my grandchildren, and they had a great time. He made many suggestions, and allowed us to choose from his suggestions. We had just the right amount of time at each venue, and he made sure that all our comforts were taken care of even though they were not covered by the tour. Highly recommended. Gershon B and family

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Gershon Bassman and family I appreciate your great understanding of Japan and our culture. I am very glad to know you and your grandsons had a wonderful time. Kyoto had been our capital about for 1000 years, so you can find a lot of places and experiences to enjoy. I hope you would come back to Kyoto again and again. Thank you so much!

Ann A.

United States
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Tour: #529809, 9.5-hour trip to Magome and Tsumago from Nagoya, Nagoya, Japan    view tour
Date: May 24/19

Hiroshi showed me the samurai way as we walked the post road. Try on a samurai helmet in the amazing museum. Visit a restored 18-room inn that hosted the emperor of Japan 150 years ago. See how the innkeeper lived, who sat where around the fire & why the DIL got the most uncomfortable tatami. Learn how fires were fought with cisterns & buckets- crucial when your house is made of wood & paper. Hiroshi even arranged a tea ceremony in the Buddhist temple (he knows the monk). Thank you for a wonderful tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review. I greatly appreciate your interest and understanding in Japanese culture . During the tour we shared wonderful time! In Japan many fascinating experiences are waiting for you. I am so looking forward to seeing you again. Wishing all of yours every happiness with all my hearts!

Ann A.

United States
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Tour: #539978, 9-hour trip to Ninja's home town, Iga from Nagoya, Nagoya, Japan    view tour
Date: May 22/19

Go to Iga, 600-yr-old city of the ninja. Have lunch at the Ninja Restaurant, entered through a concealed revolving door. Don ninja gear for a photo op then watch a performance of amazing ninja skills (the commentary is in Japanese but Hiroshi will translate). See a house where ninja lived & trained. In the museum there are actual weapons & the original text used to teach ninjitsu. Learn how ninjas told time in a cat's eye. Hiroshi is a great guide who has created a truly fascinating tour for you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so happy to know you enjoyed Iga-Ninja tour. We shared wonderful experiences of watching a Ninja performance and seeing many devices in Ninja house and actual weapons and a lot of knowledge about Ninja in Ninja museum. I greatly appreciate your great understandings in Japanese culture ! Thank you so much!

Arnold Vander Bok

Japan
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Tour: #487759, 7 hour Seki Custom-Made Tour for Mr. Arnold Vander Bok, Nagoya, Japan    view tour
Date: May 15/19

This specially designed trip was successful because Hiroshi did some serious planning and arranging of this one day tour. Perfect.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your favorable review. My pleasure is contribution to your having a wonderful time, so I always would like to do my best to meet your requests. For me to visit Seki and Sword master shop was very good chance to deepen more knowledge in Japanese sword. Thank you so much giving me such a good opportunity. Please pass my best regards to your grand son. Thank you!

Arnold Vander Bok

Japan
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Tour: #529809, 9.5-hour trip to Magome and Tsumago from Nagoya, Nagoya, Japan    view tour
Date: May 14/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for joining my tour. On 14 May unfortunately it was raining all day, but we can share wonderful time in Magome and Tsumago.

Jen Frabitore

United States
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Tour: #492102, 6-hour Yokkaichi Private Tour, Yokkaichi, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 10/19

Hiroshi cares about your experience. We told him we wanted to experience Yokkaichi the way the locals do. He took us to an old town that tourists have not fully discovered. We had an authentic lunch and walked through the old town. #feltlikealocal

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your warm hearted comments. I am so happy if you could have enjoyed the local experiences and I feel honored to show around Yokkaichi to wonderful persons like you . Surely my boss, my wife, is very glad to read your comments, after talking about today's happennings. I wish all of yours every happiness with my all hearts from Japan and very excited at any possibilities of seeing you someday in the future. Please come to Japan again and again. Thank you!

Wai Yee Bonneau

United States
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Tour: #539635, 10.5-hour trip to " Ise Jingu Shrine" and "Mikimoto Pearl Island" from Nagoya, Nagoya, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 11/19

Polite, patient, friendly, flexible and a wonderful well organized tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your warm hearted review, I am very glad to share wonderful experiences. On the day little windy, so I feel concerned about your health, I hope visiting Iseshrine would make you refreshed and bring you a lot of calm minded Shinto power, I wish all of yours every happiness, Thank you!

Emiri F.

United States
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Tour: #543100, 8-hour Nagoya city Custom-Made Tour, Nagoya, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 6/19

Hiroshi-san accomodated our group very well by working with us to create a custom itinerary. Definitely recommend him for anybody who would like someone that cares about the tourist's experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your reviews. I feel so glad to have a wonderful experience with you. I wish all of yours every happiness and success in business. I am so excited at any possibilities of your returning back to Nagoya again. Thank you!

Man Lap

Hong Kong
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Tour: 4days Nagoya New Year Tour for Mr. Man Lap Family, Nagoya, Japan
Date: Jan 2/19

Very helpful and accommodating!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for joining my tour, my jobs as a tour-guide in 2019 started with enjoyable tours. I am so impressed with a wonderful family. We made a big snow man in Shirakawago, which made unforgettabel experience for me. The snow man is the biggest that I had ever made too. I wish you and your family best for 2019!

Budi Komala Noor

Malaysia
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Tour: #487759, 7-hour Nagoya Custom-Made Tour for Mr. Budi Komala, Nagoya, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 6/18

We had a private tour in Nagoya as part of our cruise with Hiroshi-san as our guide. The day started with rain & cold weather & luckily he had already arrange a taxi to visit the Nagoya Castle, Tokugawa Museum, Noritake Craft Center & having lunch at JR Takashimaya. Yes, we are very satisfied with his interesting way of explaining the above places we visited despite of limited time. We would like to thank him for his full dedication & surely would recommend him if you are planning someday to visit Nagoya

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind review. The time was limited and it was cold, little rainy, but I had a wonderful time with you. I greatly appreciated your enormous knowledge and deep understandings in Japan, especially in Japanese economy. I enjoyed nice talking with you about industries around Nagoya area. I wish all of yours every happiness and health with all my hearts. Thank you so much and see you again!

Jonathan Lo

Philippines
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Tour: #526069, 11-hour trip to "Takayama" from Nagoya, Nagoya, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 29/18

Takayama is so beautiful especially when Hiroshi is your guide. He is very knowledgeable, patient and very efficient. Look no further

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I greatly appreciate your warm-hearted words. I really enjoyed a wonderful time with your family and you gave me unforgettable memories. Thank you so much! During the tour I am pleasantly surprised with your deep understandings in Japanse culture. I am so looking forward to seeing and serving you as a tour guide again. I wish all of yours every happiness with all my hearts! (^0^)/

Elaine Sharfe

Canada
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Tour: #487759, 6.5-hour Nagoya Custom-Made Tour for Mr. and Ms.Sharfe, Nagoya, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 27/18

Hiroshi was an excellent guide, knowledgeable, friendly and communicative. Ours was a "private tour" which means that we created our own schedule, with some input from Hiroshi. He was flexible and cooperative, and our few hours with him were pleasant and entertaining. Put him on your list as a "must."

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review. I am so impressed with you, wonderful couple and feel honored to serve you as a tour guide. The time was very short, but I never forget a good time with you. Do you remember "Oden" we had in Osu? Particularly "Stewed fish cake" was so delicious! Please come to Japan again and again. I always wish all of yours every happiness and health with all my heart.


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