Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Kyoto-Japan by Tour Guide Toyoko M. (Guide #3973)


Patricia - nick name Pattie Kuamoo

United States
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Tour: #27983, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 15/18

Created a wonderful tour, caring and informative! Loved her tour!

Patricia - nick name Pattie Kuamoo

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 14/18

Created a wonderful tour, caring and informative! Loved her tour!

Rosslyn Poole

United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 28/18

Tokoyo is an AMAZING individual and tour guide. She's very knowledgeable if her tour areas and highly accommodating to requests during the tour. She recommended some very good Osakan cuisine that I'll forever remember.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much

Richard Lee

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 13/18

Excellent experience. Toyoko is a great guide, very knowledgeable and accommodating letting us determine the pace of the tour. In addition she was very patient with all our questions. Despite using public transport the tour ran very smoothly and we were able to see a lot in 7 hours. Would definitely recommend her as a guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much!

Darryn Wolff

San Francisco, CA, United States
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Tour: #27983, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: May 26/18

Toyoko was an amazing guide and would recommend her to anyone visiting Osaka.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much.

William Meijer

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 19/18

Toyoko is an amazing guide and a wonderful person to spend the day with! She is very knowledgeable about Kyoto and Japanese history, is attentive, and helped us navigate the city with ease. Would do again in a heartbeat!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. It was nice to meet you.

Carol Thon

Canada
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Tour: #26883, Kyoto Excursion from Osaka - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: May 15/18

Toyoko is a lovely woman and very knowledgeable. She met us at our cruise ship and she showed us many sites and knew the history of them all. She also speaks very good English.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. It was nice to meet you

Elena Pevzner

United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: May 10/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much

Carmen Mccormick

Canada
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Tour: #27983, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 29/18

Toyoko was amazing! She went above and beyond to give us a wonderful day. Her English is excellent, she's extremely organized and made every effort to accommodate our wishes. We would highly recommend her as a guide to Osaka!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. Please enjoy the rest of your cruise.

Lynne Rumley

Australia
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Tour: #26883, Kyoto Excursion from Osaka - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 28/18

Toyoko gave us an outstanding experience in Kyoto. Her efficient itinerary ensured we maximised our time as well as used local transport to our best advantage. She was open to itinerary ideas and gave us suggestions on which rail passes would best suit our needs. She took a genuine interest in our enjoyment of the day & kept a caring eye out for any particular need. Kyoto has far too many sites to manage on your own & Toyoko's expert knowledge ensured we could visit the highlights. Highly recommended

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much

Robyn Kurahara

United States
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Tour: #26883, Kyoto Excursion from Osaka - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 21/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much.

Mary Dowey

Ireland
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 18/18

We had a fascinating tour of Kyoto with Toyoko and recommend her warmly. She shaped the itinerary to suit our interests and was friendly and wonderfully informative. She also speaks perfect English. Five stars well merited!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. Walking along Philosopher's Path with you was especially lovely. Thank you for letting me know a new expression "lichen".

Nicholas Brugman

Australia
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 15/18

This tour is highly recommended! We had a fantastic day wtih Toyoko. She was very informative and very friendly. She has excellent English skills and spends the time to explain the Japanese Culture. She also is proactive in asking if you would like your photo taken at key locations.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. I was happy to do the tour for your honeymoon.

Cyril Goldberg

Australia
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 8/18

Great experience. Knowledgeable, resourceful and obliging for special unusul locations on top of what you normally expect fom a guide. God conversationalist if you spend long time together. It helps she herself is a sophisticated world traveller. Thank you Toyoko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much for everything. Please enjoy the rest of your travel.

Elizabeth Lehmann

United States
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Tour: #28073, morning Nara - afternoon Osaka - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 3/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much.

Whyte Whyte

Ireland
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 25/18

Toyota was a very pleasant and accommodating guide. She worked around our arrival time, which was very understanding. Meeting and returning to our hotel was, for me, essential after a long haul flight. Her tour was very enjoyable and a lovely introduction to Japan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. It was nice to meet you and your beautiful family.

Mignon De leon

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 17/18

Toyoko was very knowledgeable and pleasant. She accommodated us at the last minute. We were a group of 4 adults with 2 elderlies and 2 small kids, so it was very challenging to move around, but she was very patient with us and knows where every elevator/ramp in the train stations. She even went to drop us off at the train station going to Kyoto to make sure we did not get lost, even though she did not have to. Highly recommended tour guide!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much.

Dominic Teo

Singapore
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 17/18

It's a real shame that we didn't have more time with Toyoko. We had a wonderful time and quite a local experience with Toyoko. The pace was a bit frenetic but then again, we set ourselves a mission on what we wanted to see. You could see that Toyoko had our motley crew of folks (very wide age groups) in mind. Overall, a good experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. See you soon in the near future.

Kai Hansen

Australia
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 21/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much

Joe Suh

Canada
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 3/17

Toyoko was a wonderful guide, she was very knowledgeable and kind. She took us an extra temple on the way to Osaka catle that only locals go; it was the one of the greatest local experience I ever had. She managed the timeline flawlessly as we had another tour in Kyoto afternoon. She prepared a map and plans for us. I would recommend her highly to anyone. Thank you again Toyoko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much!! It was nice to meet you and your friends.

Annie Chen

Malaysia
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Tour: #26883, Kyoto Excursion from Osaka - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 23/17

Toyoko is very professional and best guide. She is patient to our family. We really appreciate her kindness and would recommend her to anyone if you want to tour in Osaka. Thank you very much Toyoko! We wish you all the best!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much.

Jane Sobel Klonsky

United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 20/17

Toyoko was FABULOUS. She was knowledgeable about both history and modern culture. We ate our way through the city and introduced us to shop owners. Everyone was welcoming and friendly. Her knowledge was only surpassed by her quick smile and friendly demeanor as she made us feel like old friends. We would highly recommend Toyoko and visiting Osaka. Thanks!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. I had a great time with you and your beautiful family.

Ana Victoria Angeles

Philippines
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Tour: #26883, Kyoto Excursion from Osaka - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 11/17

Toyoko was very patient and informative! She is very strong and tireless walking us to all the sights in Kyoto and accompanying us as we rode public transportation in between the sites.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much

Richard Wise

United Kingdom
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 22/17

Toyoko is not just a knowledgeable and fun guide, she is perceptive, caring and thinks quickly on her feet, swiftly adapting the tour to your interests and mood. She will make your experience of Osaka magical and deeply touching. I know that sounds like a lot to pull off but I am here to tell you that's what happened with us. We strongly recommend her and are very grateful to have been guided by her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. Although it rained during the tour due to a big typhoon, I was happy to meet you and show you Osaka. I do appreciate your feedback.

Mary Anne Caruana

Malta
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Tour: #26883, Kyoto Excursion from Osaka - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 15/17

We had a great tour with Toyoko Michino. Enjoyed every minute. Toyoko is so well informed and fluent in the language. Having her as our tour guide made our day in Kyoto just wonderful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much

Harold Popewiny

United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 24/17

We have just returned from Japan and one of the most memorable and rewarding experiences was our tour with Toyoko. We are amazing our friends with information on Japan, the sites we saw and the wonderfully warm reception we had wherever she took us. Toyoko was very informative, took into account our needs and desires. The sites we saw were amazing and we could not have asked for anything more. The best compliment I could give is that I think we made a friend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. I look forward to our next meeting!

Diane G.

Australia
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Tour: #26883, Kyoto Excursion from Osaka - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 31/17

This is the second time in twelve months I have used Toyoko as a guide. She is knowledgeable, friendly and professional. We had a fantastic day and I highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Diane, Thank you so very much for our second meeting. If you visit Japan again, please let me know. Thank you

Mark Harris

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 8/17

Toyoko was a great guide and very knowledgeable about the areas and sure we visited!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. It was nice to meet you and your beautiful family.

Jeanette A.

United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 3/17

Toyoko gave our family of four a great time in Osaka.She was so very patient and helpful. We saw a lot in a half day tour of Osaka which we thoroughly enjoyed. Would recommend Toyoko without hesitation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much.

Manasi Nadkarni

United States
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Tour: #27983, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: May 21/17

Great job!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Mary Anne V.

Cebu City, CEBU, Philippines
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Tour: #28073, morning Nara - afternoon Osaka - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: May 20/17

Toyoko was the best! Very patient and accommodating. We learned a lot from her, about the city (Nara) and it's history. We had a great time in Nara. Many many thanks!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much.

Bonnie P.

San DIego, CA, United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 13/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much!!

Cristina Bernardino

Philippines
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Tour: #28073, morning Nara - afternoon Osaka - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: May 3/17

Toyoko's English was very good. she was very knowledgeable and helpful (she even proposed picture taking places and offered to take our family photo) .She even wrote down the instructions on how to travel to Kyoto and Ikeda, and recommended places to eat. Thanks Toyoko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your travel.

Alison Brown

Australia
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Tour: #26883, Kyoto Excursion from Osaka - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 17/17

Our guide was excellent. She was there waiting for us at the dock. She spoke perfect English and engaged in lots of conversations with us. Toyoko stayed longer with us and made sure we got back to the boat safely!I would highly recommend Toyoko to anyone wishing to see and know more about Japan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much.

Hydia Paredes

Philippines
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Tour: #26883, Kyoto Excursion from Osaka - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 16/17

A day well spent in this tour. Thankful to our guide Toyoko

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much.

Hydia Paredes

Philippines
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Tour: #26883, Kyoto Excursion from Osaka - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 15/17

We had a great time with this tour. our guide Toyoko is very knowledgable about the history of the tourist spot we go to. And we're grateful that she go out of her way just to book us in a good Kobe beef Resturant. Thank you Toyoko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. It was my pleasure to find the restaurant for you.

Helen Bromilow

Australia
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 12/17

Toyoko was a fantastic host we engaged her twice and she made sure that everything we wanted to see was covered in the day. She kept the pace appropriate for the whole family her knowledge was great and she had obviously prepared well for the day, we would definitely recommend her as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much.

Helen Bromilow

Australia
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Tour: #26883, Kyoto Excursion from Osaka - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 9/17

Toyoko was a fantastic host very knowledgeable, easy going and made our holiday. We were a family of 4 including a 12 and 4 year old. Toyoko ensured our tour was at the right pace and relevance for all of us, we would definitely recommend her as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much.

Yayra M Sanchez-Diaz

United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 8/17

When we decided to visit Osaka during our trip to Japan, we wanted someone to show us around and we found Toyoko. We're glad we chose her, since she was very nice and knowledgeable about the area. She was soft-spoken but made sure to keep us informed and entertained. She's personable and her English is good. We would recommend her...

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much

Don Roe

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 25/17

Toyoka provided us a great tour. She was very professional and informative. We are really glad she was with us as the many trains, subways, and busses we needed to use would have been difficult without her. We enjoyed getting to know her and learned a lot.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. Please enjoy the rest of your travel.

Jeff Gentry

United States
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Tour: #26883, Kyoto Excursion from Osaka - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 12/17

Toyoko is an Excellent Tour Guide. She arrived at the Cruise Port early and gladly waited while we cleared immigration. She speaks excellent English and is very knowledgeable of the history of this area. She guided us thru various train and bus stations and assisted with our Bullet Train Ticketing. Our Tour focused on the excellent Kyoto Railway Museum and Toyoko was knowledgeable about this subject. All in all, we had a wonderful day, fine lunch and pleasant conversation! Thank you Toyoko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. It was very nice to meet you.

Douglas Campbell

United States
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Tour: #26883, Kyoto Excursion from Osaka - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 4/17

Toyoko san provided the perfect input and guidance for a great day in Kyoto. She was very kind and knowledgeable. And, the sequence of the trip was planned so well that the sun was shining on The Golden Pavilion from a position for perfect pictures. We maneuvered our way, with ease, on foot, trains, subways, cablecars, and buses. I think we hit all of the key locations for a one-day tour in Kyoto. It was a memorable day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. It was a perfect day for sightseeing and was nice to meet you.

Richard Kennedy

United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 25/17

She was the best! Such a great knowledge of Japan and wonderful personality. Will be touring with her again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much

Loretta Basei

Australia
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 15/17

This was a great introduction to Osaka and Toyoko was a fantastic guide. She even helped organise our seperate Asahi beer brewery tour and sent instructions to help us arrive at the factory. Over and above for sure. Her knowledge of Osaka is excellent and no question was too much trouble. Her english was excellent and she was flexible with the itinerary when we wanted to go on the Hep5 Ferris wheel. I would definitely recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. It was my pleasure to help you book Asashi Beer tour.

Ayman Hindy

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 24/16

This is an excellent introduction to Kyoto. Toyoko-san was very knowledgeable about all the sites we visited which she choose carefully to provide me and my family a wonderful experience. She was very kind and helped us in everyway she could. I highly recommend this your to first time visitors to Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. Please enjoy the rest of your stay in Kyoto.

My Dang

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 11/16

Extremely knowledgable, very polite, very accommodating. would recommend her without hesitation

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. Please enjoy the rest of your travel.

Ilo Gassoway

United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 4/16

Toyoko was an excellent guide. She customized the tour per my request. She was very easy to communicate with and took me to all the places I wanted to see and provided good background information on each location. She gave good instructions for navigating the subway system along with guide sheets to use when navigating. She took me to the most delicious kushikatsu place and okonomiyaki restaurants. She provide good directions and took me to the kitchen markets so I could buy noren for my home - great

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much

Christine Hesterberg

Hong Kong
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Tour: #26883, Kyoto Excursion from Osaka - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 27/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

Ivy Lee

Malaysia
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 26/16

There were 9 of us on this tour, with 2 eldery and 3 children . We arrived Kyoto at the peak autumn season. It was extremely crowded. Miss Toyoko amazingly navigate and guide us to our destinations by using trains and buses. She is nice, caring and flexible to adjust to our needs. We are glad to have her as our guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. Please take care and enjoy the rest of your travel.

Mila Kaliman

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 20/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

Andrew McArthur

United Kingdom
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 5/16

Absolutely excellent. Thoroughly recommended. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much

Madeleine Wall

New Zealand
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 23/16

Toyoko was our guide extraordinaire. After pre-trip emails she refined our tour of castle temples and shrines to also include wonderful examples of 3 types of Japanese garden: zen, moss and stroll. This required a combination of public transport and taxis all of which she shepherded us through with great professionalism, while explaining history, architecture, local customs, food and cooking. Tips about how to get around and what to do afterwards. Very knowledgeable, efficient, kind and awesome!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. It was nice to meet you.

Stephen P.

Washington, DC, United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 22/16

Toyoko is a true professional, while at the same time a friendly, caring, and knowledgeable guide. She was so very responsive from the day I contacted her to plan this tour. She showed us amazing sites in Kyoto, while providing excellent historical context. Her use of public transportation made our group's experience all the more authentic. I wholeheartedly recommend Toyoko for this tour. She is fantastic!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much

Stephen P.

Washington, DC, United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 21/16

Toyoko is a fantastic tour guide. Our Osaka Highlights tour with her was remarkable. She is kind, patient, accommodating, and quite knowledgeable. She genuinely cares about her clients, and she went out of her way to ensure our group had a great experience. I highly recommend Toyoko for this tour. You will not go wrong with choosing her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much

Diane G.

Australia
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 10/16

We had a lovely day touring Kyoto with Toyoko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

Steven Heggy

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 3/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

Van Tu

United States
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Tour: #27983, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 20/16

Very knowledgeable about Osaka and I have a wonderful time with Toyoko M. I will book her again next time in town.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much.

Michael Jordan

United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 6/16

Very knowledgeable, personable, excellent English, and willing to adjust tour to accommodate personal preferences. Really an enjoyable tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. Hope to see you again next year

Nelda Pritania Samto

Indonesia
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 16/16

My family had the most amazing time with Toyoko san, she was helpfull from the start. She made our first time travel worry free, she took us on a great osaka tour and help us navigate on the details that can help us on our trip. I highly recommend her, especially for first time traveller to Osaka. Thank you very much Toyoko san for making our trip memorable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. I hope you're enjoying the rest of travel.

Jenny Wong

Malaysia
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Tour: #28073, morning Nara - afternoon Osaka - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 3/16

We had a great day with Toyoko. She speaks good English n is very knowledgable about Nara/Osaka. She provided us with lots of interesting facts and history. What impressed me is that even before we landed in Japan, she PATIENTLY answered many of my queries via our email exchanges, n even helped us purchase bullet train tickets plus book a restaurant. On the day of the tour, she came very well prepared with maps and other handy info. Toyoko is a wonderful guide and we highly recommend her. TQ Toyoko san!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jenny san, Thank you so very much.

Patrick Goh

Singapore
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 26/16

Very pleasant, patient and helpful. In addition to taking us around, she provided lots of advice on other places we planned to visit. Thanks, Toyoko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. Please enjoy the rest of your travel.

Karyn Kenny

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 25/16

Toyoko was simply outstanding! As a TBL veteran, she is one of my favorite guides ever. She was knowledgable, patient and very attune to our wants and needs. We felt like we spent the day with a long lost friend - thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much.

Francine Versalie

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 23/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much

Lillian Marie L.

Philippines
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Tour: #26883, Kyoto Excursion from Osaka - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 19/16

We were so happy to have Toyoko-san as our guide. She made the whole tour very enjoyable. She's very calm and really very organized. We learned a lot about Japan from her. We highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much

Lillian Marie L.

Philippines
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Tour: #27983, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 18/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much

Alexis Thompson

Spain
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Tour: #28073, morning Nara - afternoon Osaka - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 11/16

This an excellent tour. Toyoko was very helpful and full of interesting facts about Nara and Osaka. We would highly recommend her. The day was very well prepared and we covered a lot in a limited amount of time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much

Juan Estalella Giron

Spain
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 4/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much

Mohd Khairul Hashim

Malaysia
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Tour: #26883, Kyoto Excursion from Osaka - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: May 25/16

It was a memorable moment for us in Kyoto and we are grateful that we have chosen Toyoko-san to guide us there. Toyoko-san is knowledgeable on the surrounding places and provide detail the history of places that make the tour more interesting. Besides, with her guide we can be at most of Kyoto attraction places within a minutes which we'll be in trouble if we were to discover by ourselves. We highly recommend Toyoko-san to bring you in experiencing the uniqueness of Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much.

Mark Kalina

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 7/16

A very good tour and an excellent tour guide. The tour was in-depth and interesting and our guide was able to adapt the tour to match the interests of our tour group (there were four of us.) Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much

Bernadette Ratcliffe

Philippines
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 3/16

Toyoko was a wonderful tour guide! Pace was perfect, giving us time to appreciate the beauty, history and culture of each place we visited. And she takes beautiful pictures! We hope she can be our tour guide in our next visit, this time to Osaka.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. I hope you enjoyed dinner last evening.

Linda Z.

Australia
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 23/16

Toyoko, is a charming friendly guide and we enjoyed her tour and her company. Toyoko was waiting for us on time when we left our ship and we started our tour. Toyoko had notified us to tell us that she had pre purchased a train day pass for us, this saved time and we paid her back on arrival wonderful tour of Osaka castle and other parts of Osaka including the Umeda sky building and historical areas of Osaka completed our 5 hour tour. Wonderful tour and exceptional guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much.

Maureen Marconi

United States
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Tour: Full day private tour to eastern Kyoto (Silver pavilion/Philosopher's path/Nanzenji temple/Kiyomizu temple/Gion district.), Kyoto, Japan
Date: Apr 13/16

Toyoko was delightful. She knew all the best spots to take our pictures and encouraged us to pose at these spots leading to wonderful memories once home. Her English was excellent.It was so relaxing knowing that we were in Toyoko's capable hands while she was the one to worry about which bus to catch, where to eat, etc. I would hire her again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much

Phillip Chin

Twp of Washington, NJ, United States
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Tour: #27983, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 10/16

Our small group really enjoyed your tour of Osaka. There is so much to see that it cannot be accomplished in 1 day. We will be back again to Osaka for another tour with you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. Please visit Osaka again. You're always welcome.

Dustin L.

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 9/16

Toyoko was wonderful! We did a lot in a 1 day tour. She gave a lot of history on the places we visited. She made sure we were in the pictures and not just the ones taking them. Great time management and adjusted her itinerary to fit in additional things we wanted to see/do. She made sure we made it to the places we wanted to go with suggestions/directions after our tour as well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. It was a beautiful day, and we saw lots of cherry blossoms.

Jeff Mefford

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 7/16

Toyoko was an excellent tour guide. We sincerely appreciated the history and the beautiful gardens she showed to us. It was a difficult day with hard rain but Toyoko was positive and cheerful. We thank Toyoko very much for her tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much!

Alexander de Vos

Australia
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Tour: #28073, morning Nara - afternoon Osaka - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 5/16

The tour was excellent and we highly recommend it. Toyoko is an extremely knowlegeable, friendly and considerate guide, and we thoroughly enjoyed out day with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much.

Uriel Meshoulam

United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 3/16

She was pleasant and willing to help. We had just half a day with her, but we accomplished a lot.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much

Peter Rovsing Hald

Denmark
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 27/16

My family and I had two fantastic days in Kyoto with our excellent guide Toyoko, who was very friendly, knowledgeable, considerate and helpful. She had made a very well-designed program for the two days that made it possible for us to see a lot without ever feeling like we had to hurry . We strongly recommend Toyoko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. It was nice to meet you and your beautiful family. During the tours, we were lucky to see many weeping cherry blossoms in full bloom.

Peter Rovsing Hald

Denmark
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 26/16

My family and I had two fantastic days in Kyoto with our excellent guide Toyoko, who was very friendly, knowledgeable, considerate and helpful. She had made a very well-designed program for the two days that made it possible for us to see a lot without ever feeling like we had to hurry . We strongly recommend Toyoko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. It was nice to meet you and your beautiful family. During the tours, we were lucky to see many weeping cherry blossoms in full bloom.

Alan Daniels

United Kingdom
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Tour: #26883, Kyoto Excursion from Osaka - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 22/16

She was a pleasure to spend the day in Kyoto with, knowledgeable and very courteous too. We will always remember our time with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. It was very nice to meet you. Bon voyage!!

Subramanian Srinivasan

India
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Tour: #27983, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 21/16

Wonderful service rendered by tours by locals. We have booked a half day city tour Osaka, and full day tour to Nara.our half day tour had to be cancelled last minute,due to bad weather in Osaka. But tours by locals were kind enough to refund full amount of the guide fees in spite of we not opted for cancellation policy.our guide toyoko helped us to get the refund and she also visited us in spite of cancellation and guided us to dotunbouri area for shopping,she didn't charge her fees also.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much

Jean Link

United Kingdom
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 14/16

Toyoko was fantastic. She was so flexible and informative. We had a great day in Kyoto seeing the sites with her. In addition to history and cultural information, Toyoko shared practical information work is including how to use the subway. We traveled with confidence alone on the subway system and jr train system our 2nd day in Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. Hope to see you and your beautiful family one day in the near future.

Angelita Encarnacion

Philippines
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Tour: #27983, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 20/15

Ms Toyoko had made our travel to Osaka a lot easier. She was very hands on in all aspect--from train ride/local foods and imparted in us lots of beautiful things about Japan. But most importantly, she was very understanding of our situation wherein we had to walk a bit slower than average, because of our special daughter.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much.

Poatawat Vilaihongsa

Thailand
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Tour: #26883, Kyoto Excursion from Osaka - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 7/15

Toyoko san, very nice and take care us all day long with her very polite personality and knowledge.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much

Sumet Silapaswan

United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 2/15

Grant good knowledge friendlyour family had an excellent time with her

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for everything

Paula Margarita Cajucom

Philippines
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 28/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

Grace Doni Andres

Laoag City, ILOCOS NORTE, Philippines
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Tour: #26883, Kyoto Excursion from Osaka - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 23/15

We had avery considerate guide in Toyoko. Since we were staying overnight in Kyoto, we had our backpacks in tow from our hotel in Namba. So Toyoko had to check us in before we started our tour. This delayed us a bit. We were supposed to go to Arashiyama after Kinkakuji but time was running out since we were meeting another guide in the evening for Gion walking tour so Toyoko was quick in giving us another option, the Ryoan-ji Temple. We really appreciated her for this. She made sure we covered as much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. It was nice to meet you. I appreciate everything.

Grace Doni Andres

Laoag City, ILOCOS NORTE, Philippines
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Tour: #28073, morning Nara - afternoon Osaka - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 22/15

Toyoko was a guide whom our group immensely admired for her care and concern. Our pre-tour e-mail exchanges made me feel she was a friend. Days before our tour, she e-mailed to remind us that she was excited to meet us. During our tour, she made sure we were all doing fine. We learned a lot form her as she was a very knowledgeable guide. At the end of our tour, she even gave directions as to where we could dine and shop, took pains higlighting in a map, possible places of interests near our hotel.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much.

Siti Mardiana Omar

Singapore
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 21/15

Toyoko waited patiently for us even though we were late. She is well-versed in English and explained to us some rich historical Japanese facts. As Muslims, we have certain diet restrictions and Toyoko is not calculative, in fact she went to find out some local restaurants that would be suitable for us to dine in. We were so much at ease with her during our tour. We'd love to be back in Kyoto again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Siti san. You're always welcome. It was very nice to meet you and your beautiful family.

Eduardo Malpica

Mexico
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 18/15

Very informative guide!! Highly recommended , 10/10!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!

Jose Luis Villavicencio

Mexico
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 1/15

Toyoko gave us a great explanation about the most important places in Osaka. It was a great experience. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much!

Sandra Maeda

United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 26/15

We really enjoyed our tour with Toyoko. She is very knowledgeable, warm, and a terrific guide. We learned a lot about Osaka and also about Japan; Toyoko has an excellent command of the English language. She tailored the tour for us and gave us helpful tips on getting around the city. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Toyoko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. I was happy to be hired as your guide.

Ilene Weinstein

United States
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 25/15

Toyoko-san was absolutely wonderful. She started taking care of us even before our arrival. She made sure that we found our apartment where were staying by drawing a map for us which I could give to our taxi driver. Toyoko picked us up in the morning and took my son, 14 years old, and I on an amazing half day tour of Osaka, giving us so many wonderful insights of the different sites we visited. She completely customized the entire time for us and I couldn't have asked for a better guide. Thank you Toyoko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to prepare for the map of your apartment in advance because the address of the apartment has some other buildings, and even I felt lost when I went see how the site was. Thank you so very much for everything. Hope to meet you again soon.

Karl Tan

Philippines
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 24/15

If you would like to explore Kyoto like a local the without doubt you should join Toyoko's tour. Im sure like me you will see Kyoto in a different but wonderfull way.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. I hope to meet you again soon in either in Osaka or Kyoto, or both.

Karl Tan

Philippines
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Tour: #27983, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 22/15

Toyoko San, Was very knowlegable about Osaka. She made the tour very confortable and tried helping in anyway possible. She was patient in answering questions and was very polite. She even move out of her way to help me find a certain shop. I plan to go back to Osaka next year and if possible get her again as our tour guide. Thank you Toyoko San.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. It was very nice to meet you.

Mel MacLeod

Canada
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Tour: #26645, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 11/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

Anna Fang

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 22/15

This is first time we tried tours by locals and we were very lucky to have Toyoko as our guide. She was attentive from beginning to the end. Toyoko was very knowledgeable of every sites we visited. I booked a full day tour & we saw everything that was on my list plus more. We all enjoyed our time with her. I strongly recommend Toyoko to anyone who is looking for a guide in Kyoto or Osaka. We hope to come back again in few years to have another tour with Toyoko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. Hope to see you in Osaka next time.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We're thrilled you had a wonderful first experience with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back for many more!

Roy Kim

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 21/15

We had an incredibly ambitious itinerary, but Toyoko was able to make it work! She is an incredibly kind, thoughtful, and well-informed guide who taught us all about the history of Kyoto. Highly recommend her to any people looking to visit Kyoto!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much. It was nice to meet you

Alyscia Mak

Hong Kong
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Tour: #27983, Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 12/15

I had a pleasant time in Osaka thanks to Toyko's meticulous arrangement. Her sincere friendship & patience made an otherwise normal tour turned into a nice memorable vacation. I would highly recommend Toyoko's service anytime!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much for everything.

Abbas Zaidi

United States
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Tour: #26612, Kyoto Highlights - Private Tour - full day, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 6/15

Toyoko alone made the trip to Kyoto worth it! Very knowledgable about the sights, lore, and the transportation system here. Additionally, she was a pleasure to be around and even assisted me in making a dinner reservation that evening as well as giving me recommendations on where to go for a tea ceremony (among other things). Get her and you won't regret it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much.