Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Kyoto Japan by Tour Guide Yoriko O. (Guide #4010)


Michael Burke

United States
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 2/18

Yoriko is excellent. We had a wonderful and very educational tour of Kyoto. Yoriko met our train from Tokyo, we bought a 600Y one-day subway pass and we were off to several World Heritage sites in this incredibly historical city. Yoriko is very knowledgeable, her English is excellent and it was our pleasure and good fortune to spend the day with her. Don't wait to book your tour with Yoriko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael and Jose, Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. I am so glad and proud as a tour guide for you. I enjoyed your company and I am looking forward to welcoming you again. Thank you for visiting Japan. Sincerely, Yoriko

Joseph Oliver

United States
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 9/18

We had a wonderful, jam-packed day with Yoriko. She was incredibly knowledgeable about Kyoto history and what's happening in the city. We did her tour off of a cruise ship which docked late, quite worried that we wouldn't make it to the Golden Pavilion (Kinkakuji) in time, but just made it! Yoriko gave us a fast but detailed tour. She also recommended taking a unplanned tour at a nearby castle which was a great surprise! Also found an amazing hole-in-the-wall restaurant! Best Kyoto day imaginable! Thanks!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joseph, Thank you for giving me such wonderful comment. I am very glad we have a great time in Kyoto and Osaka. Especially Golden Pavilion - highlight of your trip to Kyoto. It was quite thrilling to slide into the temple last minute, though. Thank you for visiting us! Sincerely yours, Yoriko

Michelle Carter

United States
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Tour: #33798, Kyoto - Tea Ceremony - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 6/18

Yoriko is very kind patient and knowledgeable. The tea ceremony is not to be missed. We made matcha tea and learned about the ceremony . Our hostess was wonderful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michelle, Mark and Greg, Thank you for giving me a chance to show you traditional scene of Japan. I appreciate your understanding and interest in our culture, Thank you for coming to visit us. I enjoyed your company. Keep enjoying! Sincerely yours, Yoriko

Pam Evans

United States
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Tour: #30156, One day in Osaka with curious mind - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 29/18

Yoriko is Fabulous. I booked her for 2 days (Kyoto). Our 2nd (April 29) in Osaka was better than day 1- no rain. We visited Osaka Castle, Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine, and lunch & free time in Dotombori area - among others. I had asked about finding a used kimono shop - after lunch Yoriko escorted me to one she had researched. It seems - just ask and she can deliver. Since it was Golden Week, she timed to avoid crowds and also experience them & gave hints for "best" photo ops. You won't be sorry with Yoriko.

Pam Evans

United States
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Tour: #262681, A beautiful day in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 24/18

Yoriko made our visit to Kyoto delightful and easy- in spite of torrential rain. All the advance planning paid off (just before Golden week April 24) from the van to the sights (Golden Pavillion, Nijo Castle and the Fushimi Inari Shrine - all 1000 red gates & rental kimono). My husband still talks of the Yakatori restaurant she made arrangements for the group to have lunch at. Great food and a true local experience. We skipped the market - due to the rain. I would book Yoriko again- in a heartbeat.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pam, Thank you for your great comment. I am so happy and proud to know that everyone of your group enjoyed my tours. I also enjoyed your company. Thank you again for giving me a chance to show you our land and culture. Sincerely, Yoriko

Arlene K.

Tarzana, CA, United States
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Tour: #262681, A beautiful day in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 11/18

We had delightful tour

Maxwell Holland

Thailand
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Tour: #30156, One day in Osaka with curious mind - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 29/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maxwell, Thank you for your rating. I hope you enjoyed the atmosphere of local people of Osaka. Also did you enjoy dinner? Sincerely yours, Yoriko

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Sandra Rogen

Canada
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Tour: #262681, A beautiful day in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 20/18

Very helpful and adaptable to our needs. Very knowledgeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark and Sandra, Thank you for your nice comment. I am glad you enjoyed a day with me, though it was very cold. Thank you for visiting us. Sincerely yours, Yoriko

David Reintjes

Hong Kong
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 5/18

Yoriko was great at customizing a tour for our family. She made our visit to Kyoto a memorable experience with key sights and information.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David and family, Thank you for your wonderful comment. I am glad you enjoyed one day in Kyoto, though it was raining. I am sure you are back home with lovely memories of Japan. Thank you for visiting us. With love to you all, Yoriko

Klaus Feis

Germany
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 21/18

Yoriko begleitete uns von Osaka aus nach Nara bzw. Kyoto. Dank ihres hervorragenden Wissens und Organisationtalents waren es 2 unvergessliche Tage.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Klaus, Thank you very much for wonderful comment. I am glad that you got nice memories. I also enjoyed your company for 2 days. Thank you for visiting us! Sincerely yours, Yoriko

Klaus Feis

Germany
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Tour: #36037, Half day tour to Nara from Osaka/ Kyoto - Private Tour, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 20/18

Yoriko begleitete uns von Osaka aus nach Nara bzw. Kyoto. Dank ihres hervorragenden Wissens und Organisationtalents waren es 2 unvergessliche Tage.

Bill Andrews

Australia
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 17/18

We have found Yoriko is completely reliable and prepared to research exactly what we wanted to see for our personalixed tours of Kyoto.This is the 4th year Yoriko has helped us and already she has given us ideas for next year's holiday. A first class experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bill and David, Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful comment. I am gald and proud to be your guide. You are always welcomed to enjoy off the beaten paths. Looking forward to serve you again. With love, Yoriko

Victoria Nadile

United States
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Tour: #30156, One day in Osaka with curious mind - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 11/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Victoria, Thank you very much for wonderful rating. I am sure you are back home now. It was a freezing day and I feel sorry for the missing glove of your mother. I am afraid but it was not found. I am sure, however, all of you enjoyed a day in Osaka with me. Sincerely yours, Yoriko

Tracey BoldemannTatkin

United States
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Tour: #36037, Half day tour to Nara from Osaka/ Kyoto - Private Tour, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 30/17

Yoriko is a wonderful guide who blended historical knowledge with cultural lessons. She is bright and funny and really went beyond in getting us to a shrine we wanted to visit, yet was not officially on the tour. Yoriko had us totally at ease and feeling well cared for the entire time we were with her. We highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stan and Tracey, Happy New Year to you, too. Thank you for wonderful comment. I am very glad that could help you spend enjoyable and memorable end of year in Japan. I also enjoyed your company. Thank you for visiting us. With love from Japan Yoriko

Veronica V.

Vancouver, Canada
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Tour: #36037, Asuka and Sakurai from Osaka - Private Tour, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 9/17

I had requested a personalized tour for Asuka and Sakurai in Nara Prefecture. Yoriko did a great job choosing the sites to visit, and figured out the local bus routes, as taxis were few and far between out in more rural Japan. She met us at our Airbnb in Osaka, and spent a long day with us. Yoriko also provided us with maps, guides and recommendations for Osaka & Kyoto, cities that we were going to "wing it" on our own. She was a lovely lady to spend the day with.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Veronica, Thank you for your wonderful comment. I am glad that you had enjoyable time with me visiting so-called the heart of Japan area. Thank you for coming to visiting these areas. Sincerely yours, Yoriko

Agnes M.

Philippines
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Tour: #36037, Half day tour to Nara from Osaka/ Kyoto - Private Tour, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 1/17

Very knowledgeable about the places we visited. Had no problems communicating in English. Very patient and professional.

Bill Andrews

Australia
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 30/17

Yoriko planned a very informative and interesting tour of some of the lesser known temples in Kyoto dedicated to members of the 47 Ronin, and then a visit to a private garden where the family had built 2 water harps over many generations. She is a wonderful guide and I highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bill and Amanda, Thank you for wonderful comment. I am very gald that you enjoyed a day with me visiting 47Ronin related places and a cozy private garden. Sincerely, Yoriko

Steven Bard

United States
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Tour: #262681, A beautiful day in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 14/17

Yoriko was fantastic. She took my Son and I to the best spots and was so informative. She also made a dinner reservation for us at the best Kobe Wagyu Steak house that is legendary and known by locals. Book Yoriko first if you want the best tour in Kyoto. Steven

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Steven, Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. I am very glad that you enjoyed a day with me in Kyoto. Thank you for visiting us and understanding our culture. Sincerely, Yoriko

Tyler Goldberg

Austin, TX, United States
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Tour: #30156, One day in Osaka with curious mind - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 6/17

We had a very pleasant day with Yoriko. Despite the rain, she managed to escort us on a great tour of Osaka. She found us refuge from the rain and took care of all of our extra needs and desires. Please enjoy Osaka with Yoriko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tyler and family members, Thank you for your wonderful comment. I am very glad you spent enjoyable time with me. I wonder if you got a chance to eat RAMEN!! Thank you for your understanding of our culture, history and tradtion. I enjoyed your company. Sincerely, Yoriko

John B.

Australia
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Tour: #262681, A beautiful day in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 14/17

We enjoyed the day with Yoriko. She was informative, interesting and a pleasure to be with.

Sandra Parry

Australia
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 10/17

Yoriko organised a great tour for my parents and I. We asked for something a bit different as we had visited Japan many times. Yoriko took us to a private garden that was really special. She also organised a private car for us as my parents couldn't walk too far. The driver was amazing and even drove us up what looked like walking tracks so we could get as close to the entry to the gardens as possible. This made it so much easier for my parents. Yoriko's knowledge was great. Thank you

Ellen Makofsky

United States
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Tour: #28896, Osaka in History - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: May 15/17

Yoriko was a wonderful guide and adapted the standard Osaka tour to include lots of information and the chance to sample The foods of Osaka. We really enjoyed the day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ellen, Thank you very much for your wonderful comment. I am really glad that you enjoyed our tour with essence of Osaka. Sincerely , Yoriko

Lora W.

Plant City, FL, United States
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Tour: #28896, Osaka in History - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: May 12/17

Yoriko was wonderful! I hired Yuriko for a half day tour while my husband was getting a tattoo. Yuriko was a wealth of knowledge not only on the sites we were visiting but also on the surrounding buildings and areas. We were able to easily understand each other's English. Although I booked the tour, I am not an outgoing person and I was nervous about holding a conversation with a stranger for four hours. But Yuriko was very easy to talk to and I enjoyed our time together. Definitely hire Yuriko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lora, Thank you for wonderful comment. I am so glad you enjoyed our time in Osaka. How did the tatoo show up? I also enjoyed your company. Hope both of you keep enjoying Japan. With love, Yoriko

Jacques Grauman

Belgium
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 21/17

Nice , friendly , experienced guide .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jacques and Annick, Thank you very much for your comment. I am glad that you enjoyed some of the essence of Kyoto. Thank you for coming to visit us. Hope to serve you again. Sincerely, Yoriko

Elizabeth B.

United States
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Tour: #30156, One day in Osaka with curious mind - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 17/17

We had a great day in Osaka with Yoriko. She is very knowledgeable about the area and Japanese history/culture. She was instrumental in getting us situated to start the tour as we had disembarked from our ship earlier that morning. We highly recommend her for an excellent tour.

Louise M.

Australia
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 14/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Louise, Thank you for your wonderful comment. I really enjoyed your company. Morning visit to Ryoanji Temple was great, wasn't it? Thank you for visiting us. With love, Yoriko

Grace Hartman

United States
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Tour: #33798, Kyoto - Tea Ceremony - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 28/17

Yoriko was very accommodating to our schedule and gave us a great tour of Nijo-jo Castle, a temple and a tea ceremony. She is fluent in English and very knowledgeable. She gave us a much better understanding of what we were seeing.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Grace, Thank you so much for wonderful comment. I also enjoyed your company. I appreciate your attitude to understand our culture. Thank you for coming to Japan. With love, Yoriko

Andrew Kennedy

United Kingdom
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Tour: Kyoto Highlights! (Half Day Tour), Kyoto, Japan
Date: Mar 25/17

An excellent guide. We had a great afternoon in Kyoto. Thanks very much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrew, Thank you for your wonderful comment. I am glad that you enjoyed time with me. Hope you keep enjoying Japan. Sincerely, Yoriko

Paul Austin

United States
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Tour: #30156, One day in Osaka with curious mind - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 16/17

Had a fabulous day walking Osaka. Yoriko was very knowledgeable and showed us all the sights of the city. Would highly recommend

Anita Tang

Hong Kong
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Tour: #28896, Osaka - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 18/16

We took a tour with Yoriko and it was fantastic. We are a group of 4 adults and 3 young kids. Yoriko was very patient with us and customized a walking tour that was both interesting and not tiring for the kids. In addition, she was very responsive before the tour when we were communicating via email on details. We really appreciate the time that Yoriko spent with us. Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anita, Thank you so much for your comment. I am glad all of you had great time with me in Osaka. I also enjoyed your company. Please keep enjoying! With Love, Yoriko

Víctor IBAÑEZ Martín

Spain
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Tour: #28896, Osaka in History - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 17/16

Yoriko received us with open arms in Japan and gave it her all not only to resolve the actual day we where together but went out of her way and helped us out in many many ways! Thank you so much Yoriko for making it all possible!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Victor, Thank you very much for your wonderful comment. I am glad we worked together for planning your special and exciting tour. Hope you a fruitful stay in Japan. Thank you for coming to visit us. Sincerely, Yoriko

Sergio Gonzalez

Norway
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 21/16

Yoriko has been so kind. She is very knowlegeable and told us lots of stories about the places we visited. We had a full packed day, but she made it easy and entertaining. We visited with her some of the most remarkable places but we also got out of the bitten path. She also kindly helped us to plan the rest of our days in Kioto and Osaka. It was an excellent day! Thanks

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Amparo and Sergio, Thank you for your wonderful comment. I am very glad you enjoyed a day with me. I also enjoyed your company. Keep enjoying days in Japan. Do not miss tasty food and nice souvenir in Osaka. With love, Yoriko

Philip Coulson

Edwards, CO, United States
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy a day in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 6/16

Great day - great fun with a wonderful person. Really enjoyed our tour. Would book again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment. I also enjoyed your company. I am glad you have interest and understanding culture of Japan. Thank you for visiting us. Sincerely, Yoriko

Pierandrea Quarta

Switzerland
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Tour: #33798, Kyoto - Tea Ceremony - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 7/16

Yoriko was a great guide, she selected a great tea house for the tea ceremony based on our preferences, and then she took us around Kyoto in the remaining time, even spending extra time with us. She was knowledgeable and passionate, other than being great company. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for giving me a wonderful comment. I am very glad you enjoyed Kyoto with me. I appreciate your understanding of our culture and picking up a very authentic program during your honeymoon. Thank you for sharing a happy moment! I really enjoyed your company, With love, Yoriko

Sheri Leigh OConnor

United States
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Tour: #28896, Osaka in History - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: May 19/16

Yoriko was an excellent tour guide. She took us to places we would be interested in seeing, and took us to an excellent restaurant for lunch. She was very knowledgable, and very kind. I would recommend her for anyone that would like a custom made, perfect day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sheri, Thank you for your wonderful comment. I am very glad staying with your group experiencing culture of Japan. I enjoyed your company. I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. With live, Yoriko

Deborah Orias

Singapore
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Tour: #36037, Half day Nara and Kyoto - Private Tour, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: May 17/16

Yoriko was a very pleasant tour guide and has gone above and beyond to make sure that we had a smooth journey of our selected places. My family of 6 were very happy with her services as she is very accommodating, patient, helpful and responsive. We highly recommend her if you'd like to see the best places in Osaka/Kyoto/Nara!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Deborah and every one of your group? Thank you so much for wonderful comment. I am very glad you stayed with me. You were quite cheerful and friendly, so I also enjoyed your company. Arigato gozaimasu! With love, Yoriko

Sharon Lowe

Australia
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy a day in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 13/16

Yoriko was great company and very knowledgeable. Thank you for a fantastic day!!!

Nandeeta Maharaj

Australia
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 12/16

Yoriko is very knowledgeable about the places we visited. She is caring and helped make the last two days very pleasant and completely tailored to our needs. We now have a deep and rich understanding of the Japanese culture and the places we visited which were handpicked especially for us. I would recommend her highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nandeeta, Thank you very much for wonderful comment. I am so glad that you enjoyed Japan. I also enjoyed your company. Thank you for coming to visit us. With love, Yoriko

Nandeeta Maharaj

Australia
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Tour: #36037, Half day Nara from Osaka/ Kyoto - Private Tour, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 11/16

Recia Swanson

United States
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Tour: #36037, Enjoy a day in Nara from Osaka/ Kyoto - Private Tour, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 31/16

Yoriko was a wonderful guide. She was extremely knowledgeable and eager to teach us all about the sights we visited. Very friendly and highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your wonderful comment. I am glad we had wonderful time in Nara, sharing culture and history of Japan. Thank you for coming to visit us ! Yoriko

Pamela Smithers

Mexico
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 28/16

Excellent guide, a lot of knowledge and she explains perfectly well all the concepts of her tour and Japanese culture. We give her 5 out of 5 Love her guidance!! Pamela Smithers

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Pamela! Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. I also enjoyed your company. And it is my great pleasure to share wonderful time with your family. Thank you again for coming to visit us. With Love, Yoiko

Marc Estafanous

United States
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy a day in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 25/16

Yoriko was great. As I said in my other review, my family is high maintenance and she too was patient and understanding. She took us to the cool sites in Osaka and Kyoto, was kind enough to coordinate with a friend of mine from Japan so that we could all meet up at the end of the day and see the Golden Palace in Kyoto together, and was happy to help with the bunch of questions I had while preparing for the trip. I highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for wonderful comment. I am glad that I could help your stay an enjoyable one in Kansai! I also enjoyed your company and miss you all. With love, Yoriko

Marc Estafanous

United States
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Tour: #30156, One day in Osaka with curious mind - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 24/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marc, Thank you very much for giving me wonderful ratings on both of my tours in Kansai. It was such exciting days also for me. You enjoyed many beautiful sites in Osaka, Nara and Kyoto. And more, you tried a chance to experience sacred atmosphere in My. Shigi. I greatly appreciate your understanding of our culture. Thank you for staying with me. I am very proud to share precious moment of your family gathering in Japan. Arigato Gozaimasu! Yoriko

Bill Andrews

Australia
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy a day in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 21/16

On our second trip to Kyoto with Yoriko, she provided a carefully planned excursion to 2 sites about 1 hour away. We visted Daichi-ji gardens which are unique and beautifully scupltured in a park and pond setting. They are beautiful and provided some of our best photographs. Then we visited an authentic Ninja residence and museum. It is totally authentic and is a drawcard for school children and curious visitors alike. Yoriko is good company, knowledgeable and interested. She is the perfect tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bill, Thank you very much for your wonderful comment. It is my great pleasure that you and David enjoyed our trip to Koka City with beautiful scene of countryside and Ninja. I also appreciate your understanding of our culture. Hope to serve you again. Sincerely, Yoriko

Christine Lehigh

Canada
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Tour: One-day Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Oct 28/15

Great guide, lovely personality.

Christine Lehigh

Canada
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 27/15

Jeffrey Miller

United States
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 18/15

Yoriko was a fabulous guide in Kyoto. She is knowledgeable, flexible, and attentive. She provided expansive information on the cultural sights we visited, including history, political structures, architecture, religious practices, and local culture. Her passion for helping us really understand the places we visited and her preparation to guide us were apparent. And she is just a lovely person, making the entire experience very enjoyable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeff and Elizabeth , Thank you so much for such wonderful comment. I am glad to know that you really enjoyed my tour. I also enjoyed your company. You were so enthusiastic to know and understand our culture. Thank you for visiting us. With love, Yoriko

Ulrich Rack

Australia
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Tour: #30156, One day in Osaka with curious mind - Private Tour, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 8/15

We had a wonderful day in Osaka, with our guide Yoriko. She was punctual, spoke very good English, and was very informative. We were a group of 4 people, and we utilised the public transport system to get around, and then walked around our various destinations. Yoriko was also very friendly, and was only too happy to accommodate any wishes that we had. I would thoroughly recommend Yoriko to anyone in need of a personal tour of Osaka.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ulrich, Thank you very much for giving me such wonderful comments. I am glad that I could share happy hours with all of you here in Osaka. I appreciate your understanding of our culture and tradition. Thank you for visiting us! With love, Yoriko

Carlton ONeal

United States
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 11/15

Great person with amazing knowledge of history and Kyoto. Was very flexible and accommodating. We got to see very many things in a short time because of Yoriko. The restaurant she recommended was world class!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carlton and Junior, Thank you very much for your wonderful comment. I am glad that you spent an enjoyable time in Kyoto, although it was so hot. Thank you for visiting kyoto. Sincerely, Yoriko

Robyn F.

United States
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Tour: #36037, Half day Nara from Osaka/ Kyoto - Private Tour, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 26/15

We had a wonderful day with Yoriko in Nara. Yoriko has flawless English and is extremely knowledgeable about Japanese history and answered our many questions about Japanese culture and everyday life. Yoriko was open to our special requests and helped arrange a lunch at a particular restaurant for us. She engaged our grandson on the train ride with origami which he loved. Yoriko provided us with suggestions for dinner, shopping and other sights to see. We really enjoyed our tour of Nara with Yoriko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robyn, Thank you for your wonderful comment. I am very glad that you enjoyed Nara with. I also enjoyed your company. Jonah, did you enjoy Ninja House? I hope all of you back home safe and sound with a lot of sweet memories of Japan. With live, Yoriko

Mark Feldman

United States
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Tour: #30156, Osaka with curious mind, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 24/15

Yoriko was an incredible guide. She was extremely knowledgable about Osaka and the sites we visited. Her pride in her city and culture was very evident. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark and family members, Thank you so much for wonderful comment. I am glad you enjoyed Osaka with me, though you may have been a little tired from hot weather and jet lag. I also enjoyed your company. Thank you for coming to Japan, With live, Yoriko

Gnana (Mickey) Wignarajajh

United States
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 20/15

Flemming Gregersen

Denmark
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 24/15

We spend a wonderful day with Yoriko, she is very knowledgeable, with a good sense of humor and a pleasant personality. Yoriko did a great job, and arranged a day that met precisely our interest. Yoriko is easy to understand and easy to talk with. Gregersen, Denmark

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Flemming and Bettina, Thank you for your wonderful comment. I am very glad you enjoyed Kyoto with me. I also enjoyed your company. Thank you for coming to Japan. With love, Yoriko

Herbert Chuah

Malaysia
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Tour: #30156, One day in Osaka with curious mind, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 21/15

Punctual, informative, helpful, meticulous and responsible.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Herbert, Thank you for your nice comment. I am glad you could enjoy cherry blossoms a little bit along with tasty food in Osaka. Thank you for coming to Japan. Yoriko

Heather Wilson

Australia
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy one day in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 20/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Heather, I am glad to show you beautiful sites in Kyoto, though it was raining. Thank you for coming to Japan. With love, Yoriko

Dennis Crawford

United States
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Tour: #33798, Kyoto - Tea Ceremony, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 13/15

Yoriko is a gracious and engaging woman with excellent language skills. She arranged a private tea ceremony for us so that we could immerse ourselves in the event without the distraction of a larger group. She translated the tea master's explanations on the fly which gave us deeper understanding of the significance of the ceremony. We certainly enjoyed proceeding at our own pace, lingering in some portions of the temples or the grounds as our interest dictated. We highly recommend taking a tour with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Don and Dennis, Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful comment. I am very glad and proud that you spent time here enjoying our history and culture to the full in your own pace. I also enjoyed your company. Love , Yoriko

Dariya Kulchytska

Canada
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 11/15

Very competent tour guide! She arrived early and was ready to start. We had a packed itineary and managed to get through it all, wow! We also really enjoyed the traditional green tea ceremony that was panned for us, it was great to learn about all the traditions and customs in detail (in English!) and the reasoning behind them. I would recommend this tour guide to any of my friends travelling to Japan!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for wonderful comment. I am really glad you enjoyed the tour with me in Kyoto. Thank you for visiting our beautiful country. With love, Yoriko

Karen Nickey

United States
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 5/15

The communications were fabulous between Yoriko and us and toursbylocals. Yoriko was perfect. She was very professional and knowledgeable and flexible with our schedule. She did a great job and we highly recommend her as a guide and also toursbylocals.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for wonderful comment. I am glad you enjoyed the time with me in Kyoto. With love, Yoriko

Joel Chan

Philippines
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy Nara and Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 3/15

With the three days we spent with Yoriko touring around Osaka, Kyoto and Nara, we enjoyed every single moment with her. She was very flexible with our schedules - customizing it in a way that we were able to do and see exactly what we wanted. The best part for us was probably the restaurants she brought us to. The restaurants were very delicious and authentic. To sum it all up, Yoriko was a gracious and wonderful tour guide. Our trip was enjoyable and memorable because of her efforts.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for giving me a chance to serve your family gathering. I am very glad and proud to share precious time with all of you. I enjoyed your company. Thank you again for coming to Japan. With love, Yoriko

Joel Chan

Philippines
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Tour: #30156, One day in Osaka with curious mind, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 1/15

With the two days we spent with Yoriko touring around Osaka, Kyoto and Nara, we enjoyed every single moment with her. She was very flexible with our schedules - customizing it in a way that we were able to do and see exactly what we wanted. The best part for us was probably the restaurants she brought us to. The restaurants were very delicious and authentic. To sum it all up, Yoriko was a gracious and wonderful tour guide. Our trip was enjoyable and memorable because of her efforts.

Alan W.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #39810, Let us enjoy a day in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 30/15

Yoriko was an excellent guide and she enabled us to see as much as possible in one day in Kyoto! She answered all our questions and offered excellent advice for the rest of our time in Kyoto. Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for such a wonderful comment. I am glad all of you enjoyed Kyoto with me. Thank you for coming to Japan! With love, Yoriko

Leigh Ann Haggerty

United States
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 25/15

Yoriko was an amazing guide . She knows a lot of history, knows the area and I could tell she did a lot of prework. She listened and tailored the tour to geisha, samari, and ninjas. She even found a ninja restaurant that will be one of the highlights of our trip. She was very understanding of my two boys ages 6 and 9 and helped keep their interest and share the beautiful area and history. Now we want to come back and will contact her again. Thank you. Unforgettable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chris, Ann, Alex and Nicholas, Thank you very much for giving me such a wonderful comments. I am glad that we could spend a memorable time together in Kyoto. I enjoyed your company, especially two little NINJAs!t Hoping for a nice and safe trip, With Love, Yoriko

Nalini Govindji

United Kingdom
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Tour: #33798, Kyoto - Tea Ceremony, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 20/15

As soon as Yoriko met us , her warmth had put us at ease. Her well prepared plan for the day was briefly explained and reminded us that it was our tour and that she wanted us to take time and enjoy everything. So we never felt rushed and in-depth knowledge about Nijo castle and the gardens was very impressive. Tea ceremony with the very enthusiastic Tea Master was very interesting , but Yoriko's patience and explanation about all the procedures proved very valuable. Would highly recommend Yoriko anytime.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nalini, Thank you for wonderful comment. I feel very glad and proud that I was able to show our ancient capital to you, who have a great understanding in Japanese culture. Love from Japan, Yoriko

Bill Andrews

Australia
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 22/15

Yoriko went to a lot of trouble to locate and book unique gardens for us to visit . She had researched the histories and families involved in the homes and was able to provide helpful and entertaining information about the gardens. She also interspersed the tour with a running history of the "47 Ronin" which was fascinating. Yoriko is a valuable asset of your company and excellent value for money for a walking tour. Bill and David.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bill and David, Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful comment. I also enjoyed your company and am proud as a professional guide to be able to share a wonderful time with you. I appreciate your understanding of Japanese culture and history. Hoping to serve you again, Love from Yoriko

Bill Hoggarth

South Africa
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 23/14

Where is the Six-star rating button? Thank you so much, Yoriko, for enhancing and enabling one of our best ever days sightseeing. You shared your knowledge sympathetically and discretely, and helped us get the absolute maximum enjoyment from our day in Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bill and Jenny, Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. I am very glad and proud to be able to share the enjoyable time with you in Kyoto in such a beautiful season. Thank you for visiting our county. Love, Yoriko

Paul Murgatroyd

United States
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 31/14

Excellent

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paul and Elizabeth , Thank you for giving me a wonderful comment. I really enjoyed your company and am glad you cherished our culture. I hope that feet of Elizabeth are not soaring. Have another wonderful day ! Love, Yoriko

Grant M.

Surrey, BC, Canada
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Tour: #30156, One day in Osaka with curious mind, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 9/14

Yoriko was an amazing tour guide. Even though we had problems with the cruise ship coming in late and on a different date than we had originally planned, Yoriko still made the tour happen. She is very knowledgable. It was an amazing day. I would highly recommend Yoriko to anyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for wonderful comments. I am glad that we could complete the tour in spite of the change of cruise schedule. I did enjoy your company and am so happy to have shared the wonderful time in Japan with your family. Love, Yoriko

Anat Rafaeli

Israel
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 2/14

Yoriko picked us up from our b&b and spent a whole day with us. She took us to some unusual places and was very knowledgeable and helpful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anat and family, Thank you very much for your wonderful comment. I am very glad that you spent an enjoyable time with me in Kyoto. Tasting Japanese sake was also attractive, wasn't it? I also enjoyed your company. Hope Dharma bring you good luck. Love, Yoriko

Stanley Kensic

United States
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 9/14

Kyoto is beautiful city with much history. You need a knowledgeable guide to enjoy the full flavor of the history. Yoriko was such a guide that provided us with insight on the major points. She went out of her way to book us a Geisha show which further enhanced the mood of ancient Kyoto for us. She assisted with everything that we needed. Her language skills are excellent and she has that "can do attitude". We highly recommend her for those who need an English speaking guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stan and Nancy, Thank you very much for such a wonderful comment. I am very glad to know that you have fully enjoyed Kyoto with me. I also enjoyed your company. Please come back to Japan in a different season. Don't miss tasty ice cream and BBQ with beer in Sapporo. Bon Voyage! Love, Yoriko

Marjory Flynn

United Kingdom
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Tour: #30156, One day in Osaka with curious mind, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 28/14

Very nice lady. Quite quietly spoken so possibly better with a small party than a large group.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marjory, Thank you very much for your comment . I hope you have nice memory of Japan back home. Yoriko

Marie-elaine Belanger

Canada
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 13/14

Ponctual, excellent english skills. Went to get us at Kobe port and left us there. Open to changes and comments. Best tour we had in Japan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your wonderful rating. I am glad you enjoyed a day in Kyoto with me. I also enjoyed your compamy. Happy birthday! Love from Japan , Yoriko

Dan Marcus

United States
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Tour: #30156, One day in Osaka with curious mind, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 5/14

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad to get a great rating. It was so nice that you could experience atmosphere of Nara- another ancient capital of Japan. Thank you! Yoriko

Dan Marcus

United States
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 4/14

Yoriko is the best guide we had in Japan . She is a wonderful person . Relayeble and very knowledgable .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr and Mrs Marcus, Thank you very much for your great comment. I am quite happy to know that you enjoyed Kyoto and Nara with me. I also enjoyed your company. Thank you! With love from Japan, Yoriko

Susan S.

United States
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy a day in Nara and Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 13/14

Yoriko was very knowledgeable and gracious. We had a very adventurous and long day. She adapted to our energy levels and special requests. She made sure that we learned about all of the special things in the areas we were visiting--like the cinnamon cookies in Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Scott and Susan, Thank you very much for your wonderful comment. I am sure you enjoyed a day in Nara and Kyoto, though it was really a long day. I also enjoyed your company and happy to be able to show you real Japan including lunch place for common people and sweets. Thank you again! With Love, Yoriko

Meghan Fischer

United States
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 7/14

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi,Meghan! Thank you very much for giving me FIVE-star! I am very happy that you enjoyed a day in Kyoto with much understanding of our tradition and culture. The weather was also perfect for us. I am sure you will be back home with wonderful memories to share with people around you. Love, Yoriko from Japan

Mark Tom

United States
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy a day in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 28/13

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark, Thank you for giving a highest rate on my tour. I am glad to be able to introduce you beautiful places like bamboo forest, in addition to temples and shrines! I enjoyed your company. Hope to see you again! Yoriko from Japan

Julieta Widya Ariani

Indonesia
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 7/13

Can do an amazing tour. So great, and fun.. thanks a lot Yoriko san..

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tommy and Julieta, Thank you for giving me a great rating. I am so glad to help you enjoy Japan. I also enjoyed your company and hope to see you again! Love, Yoriko

Julieta Widya Ariani

Indonesia
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Tour: #28896, Osaka in History, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 4/13

Yoriko san give the best for us, really flexible and know how to adjust the trip just as what we need. Thank you for make our first day at osaka feels so great.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Julieta, Thank you for your great comment. I am am also happy to share wonderful time in Japan. See you ! Yoriko

Cheryle M.

United States
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Tour: Kobe - customized, Kobe, Japan
Date: Jul 3/13

From Cheryle M. Yoriko was wonderful. She honored our requests as to the sights that we wanted to see. She was well-organized, well-spoken, pleasant, and very easy to get along with. We arranged 2 customized tours with Yoriko and we were not disappointed. Thanks you Yoriko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cheryle, I am glad that you enjoyed my tours. Walking along small streets in Arima Onsen and trying foot bath was quite a new experience for you, wasn't it? Thank you very much for sharing wonderful time with me. Love, Yoriko

Henry Kuo

United States
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Tour: #36037, Half day Nara from Osaka/ Kyoto, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 1/13

What a wonderful and delightful tour with Yoriko! She does her best to be accommodating. She is also very knowledgeable about history and culture, feel free to ask away! Hope to see her again when i am back with other people!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Henry, Thank you for such a wonderful comment. It was a very enjoyable tour for me, too. Have you tried Sake and green tea you got in Nara? I sincerely hope to see you again! Good luck to all the members of your family! Yoriko

Henry Kuo

United States
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Tour: #28896, Osaka in History, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 30/13

What a wonderful and delightful tour with Yoriko! She does her best to be accommodating. She is also very knowledgeable about history and culture, feel free to ask away! We especially loved how she tailored the tour to fit everyone wants!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Henry, I feel very happy that you enjoyed our tour in Osaka. It was such a fun to share special time iwith you in Osaka, including OKONOKI-YAKI lunch and GHIBLI! Please say hello to Amy and Jeff. Thank you! Yoriko

Cheryle M.

United States
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Tour: Half day Kyoto - Sanjusangendo Temple and others, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Jun 29/13

From Cheryle M. We had the privilege of arranging 2 tours with Yoriko and we were not disappointed. She went above and beyond the call of duty to honor our requests and was very pleasant at all times. She took good care of us!!! She is very professional, well-organized, well-spoken, and very knowledgeable. We highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cheryl, Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. I am very proud as a tour guide to know that you have fully enjoyed my tours. I myself also enjoyed sharing time with you. Thanks again! With love, Yoriko

Henry Kuo

United States
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 28/13

What a wonderful and delightful tour with Yoriko! She does her best to be accommodating. She is also very knowledgeable about history and culture, feel free to ask away!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Henry, Thank you so much for a nice comment. I am glad you enjoyed my tour and our country. I also enjoyed your company. Yoriko

Joan Wilson

United States
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy oneday in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 8/13

Wonderful,informative tour! Highly recommend Yoriko. She speaks perfect English and took care of all our needs and more. We had a traditional Japanese meal with fresh fish and all the local favorites in a bento box (I believe). She spent all day w/ us and went over and above! We travelled to Kyoto from Osaka and highlights were the Golden pavilion, Nijo castle, and Nishijin textile center. Gion (think thats correct) where geishas are located. Very special day w a very special person!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joan, Thank you so much for wonderful comment. I am very glad and proud that all of you enjoyed Kyoto with me! I also enjoyed your company. Hope you keep on safe and sound cruise with excitement to new ports. Good luck! Love, Yoriko O.

Joseph Tonn

United States
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Tour: #36037, Half day Nara from Osaka/ Kyoto/Kobe, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 29/13

Having expertly guided us to Kyoto on day 1, Yoriko, next took us to Nara from Kobe Cruise Terminal. Again using a combination of trains, cabs and walking she expertly guided our group of eight. She exhibited great patience and hospitality with our group. Even going to the train station while we ate lunch to secure our tickets. Her organization was top notch! Thank you Yoriko for our two great days in Japan with you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joe, It is my great pleasure to get such a great comment. As a tour guide, I am glad to help you have nice memories of Japan. Thank you so much for booking my tours. Best regards, Yoriko

Joseph Tonn

United States
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Tour: #39810, Shorexcursion to Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 28/13

What an amazing day. Yoriko expertly guided us through multiple transportation modes to see the Golden Pavillion, Nijo Castle and Fushimi Inari Shrine. My communications with Yoriko in planning the day were always prompt, professional and full of information. She guided me expertly to not overplan the day. On the day of the tour, there was Yoriko right where she said she would be, right on time. And off we went on a grand adventure. The sights were wonderful, but our guide, Yoriko, was the true star.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joe, Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. I am very glad as a tour guide to know that you really enjoyed Kyoto with me. I also enjoyed your company. You were great tourists having interest in Japanese culture and history. Thank you for coming to Japan! Best regards, Yoriko

Anthony Edwards

United Kingdom
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Tour: #33798, Kyoto - Tea Ceremony, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 16/13

Yoriko was absolutely splendid. The planned itinerary was successfully amended between us to accommodate changing situations.I do hope to retain her services on future visits to Kyoto and would recommend her services without reservation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for wonderful comment. It is my pleasure to know that you have enjoyed the time with me. I am happy to give you a chance to experience treasures of Japan, though it was a short time. I also enjoyed you company and hope to serve you again on your next visit to our country. Thank you! Love, Yoriko

Sharon Kashen

United States
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 11/13

We had a wonderful day in Kyoto with Yoriko. She is very knowledgable, professional and sensitive. She went out of her way to pick us up at the pier in Kobe to accompany us to Kyoto knowing that we were anxious about traveling on the train alone. She made every effort to make sure we were enjoying our day. She took us to a noodle restaurant for lunch and made sure to communicate our wishes to the waiter. The four of us had a great day because of Yoriko. We would give her the highest rating possible.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sharon, Thank you so much for such a wonderful comment. It is my great pleasure as a guide to know that you have enjoyed the tour with me. I also enjoyed your company. Thank you again for coming to Japan! Love, Yoriko O

Katie Ely

Australia
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Tour: #28896, Osaka in History - customized, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 8/13

Yoriko was punctual, extremely helpful and very knowledgeable. The tour was conducted very professionally and her command of English was excellent. I had a sprained ankle and Yoriko ensured that I coud get to the various venues as easily and as pain free as possible. The tour concluded well beyond the designated time, with Yoriko insisting on ensuring we caught the right train back to Kansai Airport. An extremely enjoyable day, though long and tiring. I would not hesitate in recommending Yoriko's service

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Katie, Thank you very much for your wonderful comment. I am happy that you could enjoy the tour, though it might have been a little hard for you. How is your ankle? I hope you will enjoy seeing another world with your husband and Willie,the wombat. I really enjoyed your company. Sincerely yours, Yoriko

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Guide and Guide support manager were advised of the situation, they discussed the issue and incidents like the one mentioned above should not happen again. I also contacted the customer back for more information and to try to put an positive end to this experience but had no response from her.

Carole N.

United States
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Tour: #36037, Half-day Nara, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 6/13

We can't say enough about Yoriko. Not only were the tours we took with her absolutely perfect. But, all the time she took with us prior to our arrival in Japan via email was extremely helpful. She had many questions about our needs and set things up accordingly, even helping us with tickets for other destinations. She also took the time to answer all of our questions.The tours to Kyoto and Nara were wonderful, giving us a great picture of old Japan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Narin, Thank you so much for a wonderful comment. It is a joy for me as a guide to know that you have enjoyed my tours. I also enjoyed your company, who had been looking forward to visiting Japan and had much interest in Japan and our culture. Thank you again for staying with me. Love, Yoriko

Carole N.

United States
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Tour: #39810, One-day in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 5/13

We can't say enough about Yoriko. Not only were the tours we took with her absolutely perfect. But, all the time she took with us prior to our arrival in Japan via email was extremely helpful. She had many questions about our needs and set things up accordingly, even helping us with tickets for other destinations. She also took the time to answer all of our questions.The tours to Kyoto and Nara were wonderful, giving us a great picture of old Japan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Narin, Thank you so much for a wonderful comment. It is a joy for me as a guide to know that you have enjoyed my tours. I also enjoyed your company, who had been looking forward to visiting Japan and had much interest in Japan and our culture. Thank you again for staying with me. Love, Yoriko

Paulette Marcoulides

United States
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Tour: #39810, Kyoto Cuisine and Maiko, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 2/13

we were ABZOLUTELY pleased with Yoriko. Who could ask for more? She was just wonderful and we were sorry we could not spend more activities with her. If we are ever back - we will definitely seek her out. We loved her!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paulette, Thank you so much for such a wonderful comment. This is giving me more power and confident to work as a tour guide. I also enjoyed your company. It was such a great time to share. Love from Japan, Yoriko

Annette Kanies

United States
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Tour: Shorexcurstion from Osaka, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Mar 17/13

Yoriko really made our day special. We got to see a lot and she was very informative. It was fun to experience the local transportation with her. She paid for everything and we paid her at the end of the day, which really helped us with getting the appropriate amount of money from the ATM. She was prompt and pleasant and worked on the fly to arrange things due to traffic or other issue. She is a gem!

Paul Tanompong

United States
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 8/13

Yoriko was the perfect tour guide. She was kind, courteous, and knowledgeable. She even stayed passed her required 5 hours to help us figure out how to get to other places o our own. Would love to get her again next time we come back.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paul, Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. I am very glad that I could help you spend nice time in Kyoto and enjoy culture and history of Japan. Did you also enjoy good food in Osaka? Hope to see you again. Sincerely yours, Yoriko O.

Chester Wang

United States
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Tour: #39810, Enjoy halfday in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 7/12

Yoriko was very attentive and knowledgeable about the sites we visited. She also told us about history, customs and culture. She was also patient, waiting on us at all the unscheduled stops. We enjoyed our day with Yoriko-san.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for such a wonderful comment. I am very glad that you have fully enjoyed Kyoto and some local specialties. Please come back to Japan and see more, hopefully in the season of cherry blossoms.

Noelle Hall

Australia
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Tour: Kix to Osaka city, Osaka, Japan
Date: Sep 25/12

Fabulous tour Yoriko was very caring and considerate It was a pleasure to have her help us to negotiate travelling to our accomodation after a long flight with children Kind regards Noelle Hall

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Noelle, Thank you very much for your nice comments. I am so glad that I could be of help at the start of your stay in Japan. I also enjoyed your company. All of you must have spent great days in Kansai region. Thank you agian ---ARIGATO! Yoriko O.

Mani Panat

Australia
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Tour: #33798, Kyoto - Tea Ceremony, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 4/12

We had a very good tour with in depth understanding. Even our youngest was enthralled by the tea ceremony. Yoriko was excellent as a guide in all respects. Highly recommended

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mani, Thank you very much for your great comment. I am so glad that all of your family enjoyed my tour in Kyoto. As a guide, I also enjoyed your company and appreciate your understanding of Japanese tradition.

Jardis Albertin

Brazil
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Tour: #33798, Kyoto - Tea Ceremony, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 6/12

Yoriko is a very special person, very polite and with a lot of knowledge about the Japanese culture and ceremonies. This was the highlight of our trip to Japan - we visited in Kyoto - the Nijo Castle and we went to the Tea Ceremony House - a tea house which holds the private Tea Ceremony. It is a very special occasion, and I recommend it to the tourists that are sensitive and would like to understand more about Japanese culture!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jardis Albertin, Thank you very much for your wonderful comment. I am so glad that you have fully enjoyed my tour in Kyoto. It is my great pleasure and pride to be able to help you understand Japanese culture and tradition. Thank you again! Sincerely yours, Yoriko O.

Shamsul Izuwan Bin Wahab

Malaysia
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Tour: #28896, Osaka in History, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: May 29/12

Great tour! Well done. We had a wonderful trip to Osaka Castle and the Kaiyukan Aquarium.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shamsul, Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. I am very glad that you and your family enjoyed my tour in Osaka although we had some walking in the rain! It was may pleasure to share the moment with you. Sincerely yours, Yoriko O.

Kong Voon Mei

Malaysia
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Tour: One-day Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Apr 19/12

We enjoyed shopping in Kyoto. Yoriko brought us to Food Market. She's a very nice and friendly guide. Willing to listen opinion and sudden decision.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for wonderful comment. I am happy every member of your group enjoyed Kyoto. Please come back to Japan and stay with me!