Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Kyoto Japan by Tour Guide Meiko T. (Guide #7620)


Elton Abe

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 6/18

Meiko-san was very well prepared and knowledgable about the sites we visited. As my choices were spread all over Kyoto, her knowledge of the transportation system (mostly buses) made it possible to cover these choices efficiently. We visited Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion), Arashiyama (Bamboo Forest), Fushimi Inari-taisha and Gion (old town Kyoto). The only thing I might have done differently is hire a private car to avoid the tourist and lines at the stations. Domo arigato gozaimasu Meiko-san.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elton san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. This summer, we’ve been experiencing unprecedented heat. The shaved ice helped us beat the heat. :) Thank you again. Kyoto shows different face each season. I am looking forward to seeing you and your sons again in the near future. Arigato gozaimashita!

Thomas Manning

United States
Rating

Tour: #69371, Personalized Private 4-hour Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 3/18

She prepared an excellent itinerary. In addition she had wonderful material on the temples and other places we were visiting. We would use her again also. With temperatures close to 100 F, we did have to talk Meiko to use cabs on some trips after a couple of days.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Thomas san, Thank you very much for your kind review. I am very glad you enjoyed the tour and I myself had a great time with you and your family. I am very flexible and adjust any part of the itinerary according to my guests' needs. It's been very hot and humid here. The itinerary we discussed was based on public transportation use. I was very happy when you chose taxis to stay cool. Thank you again. Looking forward to your next visit to Kyoto!

Thomas Manning

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private 3-day Tour for Thomas Manning-san, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 31/18

She prepared an excellent itinerary. In addition she had wonderful material on the temples and other places we were visiting. We would use her again also. With temperatures close to 100 F, we did have to talk Meiko to use cabs on some trips after a couple of days.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Thomas san, Thank you very much for your kind review. I am very glad you enjoyed the tour and I myself had a great time with you and your family. I am very flexible and adjust any part of the itinerary according to my guests' needs. It's been very hot and humid here. The itinerary we discussed was based on public transportation use. I was happy when you chose taxis to stay cool. Thank you again. Looking forward to your next visit to Kyoto!

Suzanne Bolden

United States
Rating

Tour: #69151, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience-2 - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 29/18

Meiko was very friendly and helpful. We learned a lot about Japanese culture and customs. She was also very flexible with the schedule for the day as we were traveling with kids. It was a pleasure to spend the day with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Suzanne san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I am very glad you enjoyed the day. I myself had a wonderful day with you and your family. Hoping to see you all again soon!

Chiong Chin Kiu

Malaysia
Rating

Tour: #206542, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets - Private 2-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 2/18

This is the second time we had Meiko as our guide. Again my family and I were most happy to with her services. Again she was most knowledgeable and friendly to make our trip in Kyoto most enjoyable. She is highly recommended. Went all the way to organize lunches for us as well and recommending dinners to suit our budget Thank you Meiko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dr. Kiu, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was lovely to meet you and your family (especially your grandchildren!) and I'm so glad you had a nice day. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Japan too. Thank you again. Looking forward to seeing you all again!

Ian Hope

Landsborough, QUEENSLAND, Australia
Rating

Tour: #69151, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience-2 - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 30/18

This was our first visit to Kyoto. There is so much to see. Meiko provided a full day of many interesting places and activities. We thoroughly enjoyed her choice for lunch. We appreciated the experience. Meiko is an excellent guide, It was a really good day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ian san, Thank you so much for your kind comments. It was lovely to meet you two. It was very hot and muggy but I’m very glad you had a nice day. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Japan too. Looking forward to your next visit!

Nicole Herron

United States
Rating

Tour: #69371, Personalized Private 4-hour Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 24/18

Meiko is WONDERFUL - so incredibly knowledgeable and kind. We toured some beautiful sites with her, and she provided a ton of information to help us plan our itinerary for the rest of our time in Kyoto. We have two young children, and she was very patient with them and willing to adjust the schedule as needed. Meiko taught us quite a bit about Kyoto history and helped familiarize us with current customs and the transportation system - such an engaging and helpful guide! Five stars - Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nicole san, Thank you very much for your kind comments and high rating. I'm really happy that you enjoyed the day and I myself had a very nice time with you. Your daughters' smiles made my day. Thank you again. I am looking forward to your next visit to Kyoto!

Andrew Bower

United States
Rating

Tour: #69151, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience-2 - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 7/18

Our group had a great day with Meiko, we learned so much more than we would have if we visited the sites without her. The itinerary was very efficient, but also flexible to take into account our interests. Most of all, we had fun. I would highly recommend taking a tour with Meiko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrew san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was a great pleasure to show your group around Kyoto. I'm very happy that I was able to help you enjoy the day. Thank you again. Looking forward to seeing you again!

Caroline Eddinger

United States
Rating

Tour: #206542, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets - Private 2-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 5/18

Meiko is an absolutely fabulous guide to whom I can wholeheartedly give my highest recommendation. We obtain guide services whenever we travel internationally and she was one of the best we ever had. She was a wealth of knowledge and went above and beyond to make sure all of our needs were met. Book her immediately if you are considering a tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Caroline san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was lovely to meet you and your daughters and I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour. I also enjoyed every moment with you. Looking forward to seeing you again!

Brooke Thomas

United States
Rating

Tour: #69371, Personalized Private 4-hour Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 30/18

Wonderful tour guide. Knowledgeable, friendly and easy. We loved our tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brooke san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was my pleasure getting to spend the day with you. Looking forward to your next visit!

Ann Allen

New Zealand
Rating

Tour: #206543, Personalized Private 6-hour Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 29/18

I would absolutely recommend this tour guide as an experienced, knowledgeable, organised, thoughtful and communicative guide. Communication in planning the tour was always timely and helpful and Meiko organised an excellent tour for us. Arriving early it was clear that Meiko had arranged and planned everything in detail. All transport went smoothly, each of the locations was thoughtfully chosen. Meiko was an excellent communicator, giving us important, relevant and useful information. We loved her guiding

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ann-san, Thank you very much for your kind comments and high rating. I'm very glad you enjoyed the tour. It was truly my pleasure to spend the day with you and Rob-san. I hope the rest of your trip will be amazing and memorable. Looking forward to your next visit to Kyoto!

Elena Pevzner

United States
Rating

Tour: #69151, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience-2 - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 9/18

Meiko went above and beyond her responsibilities as a guide to provide an exceptional experience for our family. For example, she reserved a restaurant for us, gave many useful handouts to review after the tour, responded to follow up questions, and overall spent significantly more time that was originally agreed. Furthermore, Meiko was great with our little kids keeping them engaged during the whole tour. Dmitry and Elena P., California

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dmitry-san and Elena-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was lovely to meet you all and I’m so glad you had a nice day. The revised itinerary was a little busy for small children. I was happy to adjust the pace of the tour so that they also could enjoy their time. Their smiles made my day! Thank you again. Looking forward to your next visit!

David Franke

Mexico
Rating

Tour: #115269, Discover the deep Kyoto Tour - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 19/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David-san, Thank you very much for giving me such high marks. I really enjoyed your company. Hoping to see you again!

Cheryl Barnes

Australia
Rating

Tour: #69371, Personalized Private 4-hour Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 18/18

Had the most wonderful tour with Meiko. Although we arrived early she was there waiting for us at the designated meeting point. Her English was very good as was her knowledge of history and culture at all stops. Lunch at a local famous restaurant in the Gion district was enjoyed by all. And we were personally put back on the correct train for Kobe at the end of the tour, would recommend Meiko to anyone looking for a fun and informative tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cheryl-san, Thank you for your kind comment and high rating. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed the tour. It was truly my pleasure to spend the day in such lovely company. Hoping to see you again!

Martin Thomas

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 11/18

Excellent knowledgeable guide who was willing and able to change and extend itinerary at short notice. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martin-san, Thank you for your kind comments and high rating. I'm very glad that I was able to help you enjoy the day in Kyoto. Hoping to see you again!

David Mustow

Australia
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour for David Mustow-san, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 10/18

meiko is fantastic. Highly recommended. Knowledgeable, good with kids, makes a big effort and also provides invaluable information about Kyoto sites and activities which are not covered by the Tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I really enjoyed your company. Looking forward to your next visit!

James Koerner

Australia
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 29/18

It was pleasure to spend a day with Meikyo-san. Her English was great and her knowledge impeccable ! She was very flexible and adjusted our tour to suit our interests and aging legs. Next time in Kyoto I will ask for her specifically. A great day !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jim-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I'm very glad you enjoyed the tour. I myself had a very nice time with you all. Take care and have a great time on the rest of your trip. Looking forward to your next visit!

Norman Senior

United States
Rating

Tour: #206543, Personalized Private 6-hour Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 26/18

She was very knowledgeable and a delight to be with Norman and Rona

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Norman-san and Rona-san, Thank you so much for your kind comments. I'm very happy that I was able to help you enjoy the day in Kyoto. I myself had a great day with you. Looking forward to your next visit!

Penny Palmer

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 23/18

Meiko was the best! She met us at the train station and took us to all the places we wanted to see... she was so patient with the fact that I stopped to take photos everywhere and one of the other members of our group stopped to look at every food item! If your wanting an awesome day in Kyoto, book Meiko to show you around.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Penny-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I enjoyed every moment I spent with you and your party. I was so impressed that each of you had great interests in Japanese culture, food, gardens, etc. Thank you for letting me show you around Kyoto as your guide again. Looking forward to your 3rd visit to Kyoto! Meiko

Anne Hoglund

United States
Rating

Tour: #206542, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets - Private 2-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 3/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for giving me such high marks. Looking forward to your next visit to Kyoto! Meiko

Gabriel Fonzo

Chile
Rating

Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 16/18

Meiko in Kyoto was absolutely the top of the world guides , if there are the chance to have 6 stars instead of 5 then I would rate them a 6 . Clear explanation on the various places visited , plenty of time on each of them , nothing in a hurry, excelent transportation used , fantastic food chosen. Great experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment and high rating. I feel honored to receive such a kind review. I’m very glad you enjoyed the tour and I myself had a great time with you all. I hope the rest of your time in Japan will be very nice and interesting. Looking forward to seeing you again! Meiko

Gary Lutz

United States
Rating

Tour: #69151, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience-2 - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 11/18

Meiko was wonderful! First time visit to Kyoto for my wife and I. Meiko brought our all-day tour to life by telling us about the history and significance of the sites we visited and about the way of life. She was so accomodating to our requests, was very well organized and prepared, and even joined us for a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Our day with Meiko in Kyoto exceeded our expectations! I highly recommend Meiko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comment and high rating. I'm very happy that I was able to help you enjoy the day in Kyoto. I also enjoyed the tour and had a very nice day with you and Jill-san. Hoping to see you again!

Deborah Krebs

United States
Rating

Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 9/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind message and high rating. It was lovely to meet you and your family and I'm so glad you had a nice day. I hope the remainder of your stay in Japan will be very nice and interesting. Hoping to see you again! Meiko

Cherry Caoile

Philippines
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour for Cherry Caoile san, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 1/18

We did a whole day customized tour in kyoto and our tour guide, Meiko, did a fantastic job! We are a group of 16 adults and everyone enjoyed the tour. Meiko brought us to Nishiki market where we enjoyed the food. She was very helpful, accommodating, and patient. She answered all questions and gave us enough time to take pictures, go to the toilet and buy souvenirs! She also answered all our questions even before the tour started. The best tour guide!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. I'm very glad that I was able to help you have a nice time in Kyoto. I myself had a great time with all of you. Looking forward to your next visit! Meiko

Mark Fleiszig

Australia
Rating

Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 16/18

Meiko was an outstanding tour guide who I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone visiting Kyoto. The following are some of the positive qualities I would use to describe Meiko: * Kind, friendly & courteous * Knowledgeable & informative * Energetic * Extremely helpful * Well prepared & professional * Generous in nature and with her time * Passionate & enthusiastic Thanks so much Meiko for the wonderful experience you provided myself & my family and friends.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mark-san, Thank you very much for your comment and high rating. I feel honored to receive such a kind review. I really appreciate it. I’m really happy you enjoyed the tour and I myself enjoyed every moment with you all. Looking forward to seeing you again. Sending my best wishes, Meiko

Sharon Rowland

Australia
Rating

Tour: #206543, Personalized Private 6-hour Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 15/18

Meiko was a very professional, fun, knowledgeable & accomodating guide. She created a great tour for our family based on our interests, she met us at the station, organised efficient & cost effective transport & ensured all of the family members had a great time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sharon-san, Thank you for your kind comment and high rating. It was lovely to meet you all and I’m so glad you had a nice day. Looking forward to your next visit to Kyoto. I still have many places to show you around!

J. Daryl Dodson

United States
Rating

Tour: #206542, Personalized Private 2-day Kyoto and Nara Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 13/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Daryl-san, Thank you very much for the high rating. I hope your whole trip in Japan was a great one. Looking forward to your next visit!

Will Gallacher

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private 5-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 22/17

We spent five wonderful days exploring Kyoto and visiting both Nara and Himeji with Meiko as our guide. Meiko is professional, friendly and very well organised; she has extensive knowledge of the history, culture and traditions of Japan and it was an absolute pleasure to spend the days with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Will-san and Carol-san, Thank you very much for giving me the great comments and high rating. It was a great pleasure to meet you both and I am so pleased you enjoyed the 5 day-tour. I really enjoyed your company and I myself had a great time. I learned a lot from you and was able to broaden my horizons. Thank you again. I am looking forward to your next visit! Wishing you and your family a Very Happy New Year. Sincerely, Meiko

Chiong Chin Kiu

Malaysia
Rating

Tour: #206542, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets - Private 2-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 12/17

Meiko was very friendly and obliging and accommodating as well. We had a great two days with her seeing all we wanted to see. Very highly recommended

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chiong-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was lovely to meet you all and I’m so glad you had nice days. I am looking forward to your next visit to Kyoto!

Jeff C.

United States
Rating

Tour: #84774, Autumn leaves in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 22/17

Meiko- san is caring to all my family's needs. She is also knowledge in many background stories of each major location. She adds depth to the tour and makes it a personal unforgettable experience. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeff-san, Thank you very much for your kind words and high rating. It was my pleasure to share my love to Kyoto with your family. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your time in Japan. Looking forward to your next visit!

Clifford Sethness

United States
Rating

Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 20/17

Meiko was terrific. She took us all over Kyoto, explained to us the historical and practical signficance of the places, and made sure we had a stimulating and active day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your great review. I am very glad you had a good time in the tour. I really enjoyed your company and had a great time too. Looking forward to your next visit to Kyoto! Wishing you and your family a Very Happy New Year. Meiko

Shirley B.

Quezon City, 1112, Philippines
Rating

Tour: #84774, Autumn leaves in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 14/17

Meiko was our private guide on out 4th trip to Kyoto. She was very innovative in revising our itinerary due to the rains on our tour date. Our family of 5, including our 7 year old grandson, all had an enjoyable time in all the activities she took us to during the day. Our guide, Meiko, whose resourcefulness and warm personality we all loved saved our Kyoto visit despite the disappointing weather. Shirley

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shirley san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was truly my pleasure to spend the day in such lovely company. I am very glad you enjoyed your time in Kyoto. I hope the remainder of your time in Japan will be nice and interesting. Looking forward to your next visit!

Shirley B.

Quezon City, 1112, Philippines
Rating

Tour: #115269, Discover the deep Kyoto Tour - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 12/17

My husband and I always hire a private guide from Tours by locals in our numerous travels over the last 3 years but we have not met anyone like Meiko, so earnest and patiently emailing with me after extensive research to make sure the activities and our interests would be included in our customized tour. A perfect guide is resourceful, knowledgeable of the places, anticipates the needs of her client and sensitive to the pace of the client - Meiko is that kind of guide! Shirley

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shirley-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating! It was lovely to meet you and your family and I'm so glad you had a nice day. I myself also enjoyed every place we visited. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Alex Fibishenko

Australia
Rating

Tour: #69371, Personalized Private 4-hour Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 2/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for giving me such high marks! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels! Looking forward to your next visit to Kyoto!

Julie Bruening

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 27/17

We had a wonderful tour with Meiko! She was very well informed about all of the sights and a very energetic tour guide. Enjoyed it!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Julie-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was truly my pleasure to spend the day in such lovely company. I'm very glad that you enjoyed the day and I myself had a very nice time with you and your family. Looking forward to your next visit!

Omar Torres

Chula, CA, United States
Rating

Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 22/17

Absolutely the best! We, a family of four, had the pleasure of taking an all day tour with Meiko. She coordinated with us months in advance to maximize our tour. At our request, she made reservations for a Kaiseki lunch in the Geisha district, which was unforgettable. She met us at the train station and helped us navigate the small streets of Kyoto, to find the house we were staying in. She is warm, friendly, extremely knowledgeable, and patient. It was as if a family member showed us around Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Omar-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I'm really happy that you enjoyed the day and I myself had a very nice time with you and your family. Looking forward to your next visit to Kyoto!

Farzad Khabiri

United States
Rating

Tour: #206543, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 12/17

We are three couples from the San Francisco area and Meiko was our guide in Kyoto yesterday. We were extremely satisfied with her. In addition to being very knowledgeable, Meiko speaks very good English and is extremely patient. She came up with an interesting itinerary which included a delicious lunch. We all rated her as an excellent guide. I also want to mention that she was very helpful and accommodating in answering our questions and providing recommendations both prior to and after the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Farzad-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was lovely to meet you all and I'm so glad you had a nice day. Looking forward to your next visit to Kyoto!

Stephen Burke

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour for Stephen-san, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 26/17

Meeting a stranger in a foreign country is always a risk. Within minutes of meeting Meiko we knew we had met a friend. Professional, helpful and very knowledgeable. The day was planned and well thought out. At each site Meiko gave us both verbal and written information to make everything easy to follow. My wife and l loved our tour and would recommend Meiko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephen-san and D'arcy-san, Thank you very much for your kind comments and high rating. It was lovely to meet you both and I thoroughly enjoyed showing you around Kyoto. I myself had a good day and learned a lot about England from you. Take care and have a great time on the rest of your cruise.

Tj Lepore

United States
Rating

Tour: #206543, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 23/17

Meiko is a fantastic guide - friendly, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable. She discussed culture and current trends in addition to history and even Godzilla! I would recommend her wholeheartedly for any English speakers visiting Kyoto!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tj Lepore-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I really enjoyed the tour we did together and enjoyed meeting you. I myself learned a lot from you. Hoping to see you again!

Jan Brown

United States
Rating

Tour: #206543, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 8/17

Meiko was our guide in Kyoto and was wonderful. She is extremely knowledgeable about Japan's history and the sites in Kyoto. Our tour included traditional tourist sites as well as insight into everyday life in Kyoto. Meiko also prepared a folder of materials about Japan and Kyoto for future reference. We would definitely recommend Meiko to anyone travelling to Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jan-san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. I really appreciate your interest in Japan. It was truly my pleasure to spend the day with you talking about history, tradition, culture, etc. Enjoy the rest of your travels! I am looking forward to seeing you again.

Alan Wolff

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 28/17

Meiko is a superb guide. We could not have asked for better. She is very knowledgeable on history and all aspects of life in Kyoto, whether geisha, food, architecture, crafts or neighborhoods. She is also flexible to tailor a day to one's wishes. We recommend her without reservation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alan-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was truly my pleasure to spend the day with you and Helene-san. I am very glad that you had a nice time. Looking forward to your next visit!

Kevin Lau

Australia
Rating

Tour: #206543, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 5/17

Meiko was a great guide. She was knowledgable and flexible to ensure we covered the highlights as we had many children in our group. She showed commitment to our enjoyment and pride in showing off Kyoto. I would recommend her to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kevin-san, Thank you very much for your kind comments and high rating. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting all of you and showing your group around Kyoto. Smiles of children made my day. Looking forward to seeing you again!

Cheryl Rubin

United States
Rating

Tour: #69151, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience-2 - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 26/16

Meiko is a fantastic tour guide - super organized, helpful, informative and a delight to be with! Not only does she provide a great tour but she provides information before and after the tour as well. Truly great tour guide and a lovely person. Highly recommend Meiko in Kyoto!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cheryl-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I'm very happy that I was able to help you have a nice time in Kyoto. It was truly my pleasure to spend the day in such lovely company. Looking forward to your next visit!!

Simone S.

Australia
Rating

Tour: #69371, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 21/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dear Simone-san, Thank you very much for your review and private message. I hope your whole trip in Japan was a great one. Kyoto has a lot more treasures which are difficult to cover in 4 hours. Hoping to see you again!

Lei Im Tan

Malaysia
Rating

Tour: #206542, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets - Private 2-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 19/16

We took a 2-day private tour and Meiko-san catered to our requests beautifully. She did a lot of research and we enjoyed the stories and explanations given. Thank you Meiko-san.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lei, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was lovely to meet you all and I’m so glad you had nice days. Take care and have a great time on the rest of your trip. Looking forward to your next visit!

Paul Jun Hian Jong

93250, Malaysia
Rating

Tour: #206543, Personalized Private 5-hour Kyoto Tour for Paul-san-family, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 5/16

Meiko is great and professional. Our family have great fun having her as our tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paul-san, Thank you very much for your kind comments. I'm very happy that I was able to help you enjoy the day in Kyoto. Looking forward to your next visit!

Chee Yip

United States
Rating

Tour: #84774, Autumn leaves in Kyoto - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 29/16

Meiko-san was very knowledgeable, pleasant and professional. She was also very helpful and willing to work with us to ensure that we got to visit exactly what we wanted. She is also a good communicator and very polite. I would highly recommend her to be your guide for a Kyoto tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chee-san, Thank you very much for your comment. I'm very happy that I was able to help you enjoy the day in Kyoto. It was lovely to meet you both and I myself enjoyed the tour. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!

Margaret Klepacz

United States
Rating

Tour: #115269, Discover the deep Kyoto Tour-1 - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 21/16

The day with Meiko flew by. She was very flexible, patient (while our cameras worked overtime) but mostly she was very engaging and fun. We were able to see more and understand better what we were seeing because Meiko explained so well the context of our surroundings. Thank you Meiko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Margaret-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I really enjoyed the tour we did together and enjoyed meeting you and Sally-san. I still have many places to show you around. Hoping to see you again!

Max Kaufmann

Switzerland
Rating

Tour: #69371, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 6/16

Meiko is a charming person with a lot of knowledge about the topics to be covered. She masters well the time table and comes even up with additional suggestions to make the visit more unique. I highly recommend her services in order to make a visit of Kyoto a memorable experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Max-san, Thank you for your kind comments and high rating. I'm so happy to read that you enjoyed the tour. I also enjoyed every moment with you and your wife. Hoping to see you again!

Joseph Kazda

United States
Rating

Tour: #69151, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience-2 - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 5/16

Great 8 hour tour of Kyoto. Meiko is extremely knowledgable about Japanese history and the history behind the sites she showed us. We would highly recommend her, especially for a private tour of Kyoto, well worth the extra cost.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joseph-san, Thank you for your kind comment and high rating. I'm very happy that I was able to help you enjoy the day in Kyoto. I am also glad that you feel having a guide for an extra cost other than touring on your own is worth it. Looking forward to your next visit!

Max Kaufmann

Switzerland
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 30/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Max-san, Thank you very much for the high rating. Hoping you'll have a chance to visit Kyoto again!

Michael Malaghan

United States
Rating

Tour: #206543, Personalized Private 5-hour Kyoto Tour for Michael-san, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 25/16

Meiko san exceeded my high expectations. She was well prepared to visit the areas I wanted to see and explained the history well. Excellent English.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mike-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was truly my pleasure to spend the day with you talking about history. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Scott Cumming

Australia
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 10/16

Meiko is a wonderful guide, and is incredibly well prepared and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the tour and covered a lot of ground - certainly more than we could manage in a day on our own. Meiko is good company and has excellent English. It was a great way to spend our first day in Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Scott-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I'm very glad that I was able to help you have a nice time here. I really enjoyed your company. Looking forward to your next visit!

Richard Fuller

United States
Rating

Tour: #69151, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience-2 - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 23/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard-san, Thank you very much for your feedback. Looking forward to your next visit!

Susan Dean

Singapore
Rating

Tour: #206543, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 16/16

We had a great time with Meiko during a six hour tour of Kyoto. Meiko is a very nice lady (especially with our two kids) and was very knowledgeable about Kyoto history. She also took us to a great udon restaurant which was a terrific experience. With two small kids, her six hour personalized tour was great as it was adaptable to our needs. We will certainly use Meiko on any next trip and will recommend her to our friends. She is an excellent tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan-san, Thank you so much for your kind comments and high rating. It was lovely to meet you and your family and I'm so glad you had a nice day. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!

Doug Slakey

LA, United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 26/16

Meiko is an outstanding guide and a wonderful hostess for a day of touring Kyoto. She is very knowledgeable and truly personalized our tour. She was able to explain the shrines and temples better than any guide we have had in Asia. We had a fantastic day and felt as though we met a new friend in Japan. We would definitely recommend Meiko as a guide to anyone who wants to experience Kyoto from a local's perspective!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Doug-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating! It was lovely to meet you both and I'm so glad you had a nice day. I also enjoyed every moment with you. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!

Minaz Asaria

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #69151, Personalized Private 2-day tour for Minaz-san- Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 18/16

Meiko was very efficient , professional and organised. The pre trip communication was dealt with promptly. She was patient and kids friendly. We had a thoroughly enjoyable time in Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Minaz-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was lovely to meet you and your family and I'm so glad you had a nice day. Your children's smile made my day. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!

Virginia Kline

United States
Rating

Tour: #206542, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets - Private 2-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 16/16

Meiko was fantastic. Aside from being a really nice person, she was knowledgeable, flexible and knew everything about Kyoto and Japanese history. Her English is excellent. She epitomized Japanese grace and hospitality. We spent two full days exploring Kyoto with her. She listened to our preferences and customized our tour. Before we arrived in Japan, I had several questions about Kyoto and she quickly and readily shared good information with us to help us plan our stay. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Virginia-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was lovely to meet you and your family. I'm very glad you enjoyed your time in Kyoto. I had a wonderful day, too. Looking forward to seeing you all again!

Sally Y.

Canada
Rating

Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 4/16

My family and I really enjoyed our tour with Meiko. We really appreciate her knowledge of the history, religious practices and the Japanese culture which made our experience of visiting the different places much more interesting and richer. She took us to a backstreet where we were able to see a Geiko girl getting into a cab. She was also able to get us a booking for a tea ceremony in the evening. Her two recommendations for lunch and dinner were also excellent places to eat. We would recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sally-san, Thank you for your kind comments and high rating. I'm very happy that I was able to help you enjoy the day in Kyoto. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!

Susan Keating

United States
Rating

Tour: #206542, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets - Private 2-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 12/16

Meiko started taking care of us even before we arrived in Japan! She was very knowledgable on the history of Kyoto and it's amazing sites. She was flexible when we needed to change our plans..found just what we were looking for in food, shopping and the fantastic sites of Kyoto. By the end of our second day, we were truly sad to leave! What a lovely woman!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan-san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. It was truly my pleasure to spend the day in such lovely company. I'm glad you enjoyed your time in Kyoto! Hope to see you again in the near future!

Francis Ghan

Australia
Rating

Tour: #206542, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets - Private 2-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 5/16

I had a very good guide in Meiko Very knowledgeable and very friendly. Convey my thanks to her for a very enjoyable time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Francis-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I'm very happy that I was able to help you enjoy the day in Kyoto. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!

Lauren Sipelis

Singapore
Rating

Tour: #69151, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience-2 - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 29/16

Meiko was attentive and responsive to our needs. It was a full day with three kids (ages 11, 9 and 4) and me! She was well prepared with umbrellas, plastic bags and all items needed to stay comfortable. She is a wealth of information about Japanese history and the local temples and shrines. I would recommend Meiko to any travelers looking for a positive and detailed experience in Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lauren-san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. It was truly my pleasure to spend the day in such lovely company. Hope to see you all in Kyoto in the future!

Curt Pullen

United States
Rating

Tour: #115269, Discover the deep Kyoto Tour-1 - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 10/16

Meiko is a wonderful guide and she organized a spectacular day for us in Kyoto. This was our second time with Meiko and we look forward to future visits with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Curt-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was so nice to see you and your son again and I also enjoyed your company. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best wishes to all of your family.

Cassandra K.

Malaysia
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 31/16

Meiko was knowledgeable and her sense of humour made our tour all the more enjoyable! We had a great time-she was always considerate and did her best to accommodate our wishes. We appreciated that she had ready brochures and printed maps to guide us around after the tour even though she didn't have to.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cassandra-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was lovely to meet you both and I'm very glad to know you enjoyed the day. Hoping to see you again!

James L.

Naples, FL, United States
Rating

Tour: #69151, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience-2 - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 26/16

Hands down, the best guide we had in Japan and, in fact, the best Tours By Locals guide we have ever had anywhere (and there have been MANY). Not only did Meiko show us all the requisite sites for first-time travelers to Kyoto, she effortlessly fit in all the other "off-the-beaten-track" things I was hoping for, such as visiting various artisans studios for matcha green tea, pottery, tinware, etc. She's smart, elegant, accommodating, energetic, enthusiastic. Kyoto was pure magic, largely because of Meiko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jim-san, Thank you again for your kind comment and high rating. I'm very happy that I was able to help you enjoy the day in Kyoto. I myself enjoyed your company so much. Looking forward to your next visit!

James L.

Naples, FL, United States
Rating

Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 25/16

Hands down, the best guide we had in Japan and, in fact, the best Tours By Locals guide we have ever had anywhere (and there have been MANY). Not only did Meiko show us all the requisite sites for first-time travelers to Kyoto, she effortlessly fit in all the other "off-the-beaten-track" things I was hoping for, such as visiting various artisans studios for matcha green tea, pottery, tinware, etc. She's smart, elegant, accommodating, energetic, enthusiastic. Kyoto was pure magic, largely because of Meiko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jim-san and Jose-san, Thank you very much for your comment and high rating. I feel honored to receive such a kind review. I really appreciate it. I’m very happy you had a nice time here and I myself enjoyed every moment with you. Hoping to see you again!

Bethe Pilch

United States
Rating

Tour: #75266, Nara Highlight Private Tour, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: May 20/16

Bethe Pilch

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 19/16

Bethe Pilch

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 18/16

Meiko was extremely knowledgable and prepared. We enjoyed her tour immensely.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bethe-san, Thank you for your kind comments and high rating. It was my pleasure to spend the day with you. I hope the rest of your trip will be pleasant and memorable! Looking forward to seein you again in the near future.

William Cohn

Toluca Lake, CA, United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour for William-san Family, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 23/16

Meiko was extremely knowledgeable about gardens, shrines & temples. Spoke English well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear William-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating.I hope that your whole trip in Japan was a great one. Looking forward to your next visit!

Barbara Binder

Switzerland
Rating

Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 13/16

I spent 4 days touring with Meiko and found her to be very knowledgeable about all the sights we visited. Because I have a special interest in gardens, she immediately adjusted the schedule in order to incorporate more of them. One day tour was entirely customised with Meiko being extremely well prepared also for sights that are not ordinarily in her program. Meiko is a charming, conscientious and lovely lady and I enjoyed every minute in her company!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barbara-san, Thank you very much for your kind comments and high rating. It was lovely to meet you and show you Kyoto and Nara. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and visiting temples, shrines and some of the hidden gems together. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Ronald Smith

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour from Kobe to Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 12/16

Meek was a terrific tour guide and I would recommend her to anyone wanting to visit Kyoto. We decided to use local transportation and she picked us up at the cruise terminal on time and with her guidance we traveled by train, subway, taxi and local bus to see amazing sites. We saw Nijo Castle, the Golder Pavilion,and Fushimi Inara Shrine. She was outstanding.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ron-san, Thank you very much for your kind comments and high rating. I'm very happy that I was able to help you enjoy the day in Kyoto. I myself enjoyed every place we went. Looking forward to your next visit!

Phillip Chin

Twp of Washington, NJ, United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 7/16

Meiko was excellent with the tour we had with her despite the heavy rain that day. We saw many sights in Kyoto and enjoyed her tour. We would use her again on our next visit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Phillip-san, Thank you so much for your kind comments and high rating. I'm very happy that I was able to help you enjoy the day in Kyoto. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!

Martin J.

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #115269, Discover the deep Kyoto Tour-1 - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 5/16

This was the first time we had used a local guide and we were delighted by our guide and the tour. We got to see many places we would not have discovered for ourselves and to learn about local history and culture in a way we would never have found from guide books. We really enjoyed this tour and would highly recommend it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martin-san, Thank you so much for your kind comments and high rating. I'm very happy that I was able to help you enjoy the day in Kyoto. I myself had a very nice time with all of you. Looking forward to your next visit!

Orit Cohen

United States
Rating

Tour: #69371, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 3/16

Couldn't ask for more. The perfect guide: knowledgeable, punctual, friendly, good sense of humor, smart, attentive, considerate! Mieko-san made our private touring a definite success. Arigato gozaymas. Orit and the rest

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Orit-san, Thank you again for your kind comment and high rating. I'm really happy that you enjoyed the day and I myself had a very nice time with you all. Arigato gozaimashita! Looking forward to seeing you again in Kyoto!

Orit Cohen

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 2/16

Couldn't ask for more. The perfect guide: knowledgeable, punctual, friendly, good sense of humor, smart, attentive, considerate! Mieko-san made our private touring a definite success. Arigato gozaymas. Orit and the rest

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Orit-san, Thank you so much for your kind comment and high rating. It was lovely to meet you all and I’m so glad I was able to help you enjoy the day in Kyoto. Arigato gozaimashita! Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future.

George Rimalower

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 25/16

My wife and I just finished two days of touring Kyoto with Meiko. She is a true professional. Her knowledge of Kyoto, it's history, culture and customs makes her tour and narration an absolute delight. She is a delightful person who does not rush through places and gives in depth explanations of the various aspects of this magnificent city. We have taken many tours in the past and, without a doubt, Meiko's tours are the best I have ever experienced. I highly recommend her

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear George-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was lovely to meet you both and I'm so glad you had a nice day. Please take care and have a great time on the rest of your trip. I’m looking forward to seeing you again!

Dan Bayer

United States
Rating

Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 18/16

Very knowledgeable and accommodating. She planned a perfect day for us!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dan-san, Thank you very much for your review. I'm very happy that I was able to help you enjoy the day in Kyoto. Looking forward to your next visit!

Jennifer Feldman

United States
Rating

Tour: #69371, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 16/16

Meiko was an excellent guide, extremely knowledgeable, and helpful! She went above and beyond! I would highly recommend Meiko for a tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jennifer-san, Thank you for your kind comment and high rating. It was lovely to meet you and I'm so glad you had a nice day. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!

Christopher Hart

Australia
Rating

Tour: #69151, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience-2 - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 15/16

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TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christopher-san, Thank you so much for your kind personal message and giving me such high marks. I'm very happy that I was able to help you enjoy the day in Kyoto and I myself learned a lot from you! Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!

David Friedman

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private 4-day Tour for David Friedman san, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 9/16

so many parts and amazing places in and around Kyoto Meiko was extraordinarily flexible with us wanting us, more than anything to enjoy our tour, our time in Kyoto. she found a great sushi restaurant as well as a superb Yukata (mens cotton kimono store) as well we highly recommend Meiko as your guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David-san, Thank you very much for your feedback. I'm so happy that I was able to help you enjoy Kyoto. I myself also enjoyed every place we visited during this 4-day tour. Looking forward to your next visit!

Michael Mariano

Philippines
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour for Michael Mariano san, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 30/16

Meiko was a pleasure to deal with and she handled our tour group with ease! Very knowledgeable and can explain well in English. She provided insights to the places and things that we saw. Her visual aids and maps aided the process. Great choices of places to eat esp. with the hidden garden and river right beside the restaurant in Kyoto! If there is a chance to get her again we would. Great work!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was lovely to meet you all and I'm so glad you had a nice day. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!

Erika Seguin

Canada
Rating

Tour: #69371, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 26/16

Meiko gave us an wonderful tour full of information on Japanese shrines and temples. We came away with a great sense of the culture. We would have never known most of the information with out her knowledge. She also prepared a nice collection of maps, and other information for us to take away ,which was a lovely personal touch. A great way to spend half the day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dea Erika-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment. It was my pleasure getting to spend the day with you. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!

Ike Levick

Australia
Rating

Tour: #206543, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 16/16

Meiko-san was a thoughtful, wonderful guide who was very generous with her time, knowledge and love for Kyoto. She even gave our kids a bag of snacks each and presented my hubby with two beautiful postcards for his birthday. A wonderful day for all of us, thank you Meiko-san! Okini ��

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ike-san, Okini for your kind comment and high rating.:) It was lovely to meet you and show you and your family Kyoto and I'm really glad you had a good day. Hoping to see you again!!

Kelly Traver

United States
Rating

Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 13/16

terrific tour guide! Knowledgeable, helpful with our other travel plans, fun to talk to - my family all loved our time with her

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kelly-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I also enjoyed the day with you and your family. Hoping you'll have a chance to visit Kyoto again!

Pietro Mona

Switzerland
Rating

Tour: #69151, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience-2 - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 28/15

We just finished an excellent tour of Kyoto with Meiko who is extremely knowledgable of the city, it's culture as well as history. Exploring the breath taking sites with her is an experience we can only highly recommend. Domo Arigato gozaimasta, Meiko!! Pietro&Tamara

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pietro-san and Tamara-san, Thank you very much for your review. I also enjoyed the tour and had a very nice day with you and your wife. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kochirakoso Arigato gozaimashita!

Rowena Mitchell

United States
Rating

Tour: #69371, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 15/15

We could not ask for anyone better than Meiko. She is very sweet, knowledgeable and accommodating. We have a very active 7 y/o son and Meiko engaged him, making ninja stars for him, teaching him about the temples and prayers. She has a magic purse. When my son wanted to save gravel for a souvenir, she had a ziplock bag. When we took off our jackets, she had a collapsible bag for it and on and on. She is simply amazing. We had 2 days with her in Kyoto and we saw everything we wanted. Thank you, Meiko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rowena-san, Thank you so much for your kind comment and high rating. It was so nice to meet with your whole family and I'm very happy that I was able to help you enjoy the day in Kyoto. Hope to see you all again in the near future!

Daphne del Prado

United States
Rating

Tour: #69371, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 28/15

Excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable, accommodating to our requests, adjusting schedule as needed. Highly recommend Meiko to all visitors.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Daphne-san, Again, thank you for your feedback. I'm really happy that you enjoyed the day and I myself had a very nice time with you and your company. Hoping to see you again.

Daphne del Prado

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 27/15

Excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable, accommodated our requests, adjusting schedule as needed. Highly recommend Meiko to all visitors.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: dear Daphne-san, Thank you so much for your kind comments. I'm very happy that I was able to help you enjoy the day in Kyoto. Looking forward to your next visit!

Pamela Ellsworth

United States
Rating

Tour: #206543, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 26/15

Meiko was knowledgeable, personable, and indefatigable, in addition to being well organized and flexible. Her willingness to connect on a personal level added to the richness of the cultural experience. I look forward to scheduling a tour with her again next year.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pamela-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I'm very happy that I was able to help you enjoy the day in Kyoto. Looking forward to your next visit!

Emilie Mae Wickett

Parkwood, Perth, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, Australia
Rating

Tour: #69151, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience-2 - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 19/15

This was our second tour with Meiko.As in our first guided tour with her, Meiko did not disappoint us in our expectations. We were so happy and grateful to have been given a second chance to interact with her and share memorable moments in this, our first ever visit to Japan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Emilie-san, Thank you again for your feedback. I was so happy to show you around Kyoto and I really enjoyed your company. Hoping to see you again!

Terence John Antonio

Philippines
Rating

Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 18/15

She's awesome!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Terence-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I really enjoyed your company. Looking forwarrd to your next visit!

Emilie Mae Wickett

Parkwood, Perth, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, Australia
Rating

Tour: #69371, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 17/15

Meiko greeted us punctually and cheerfully at Kyoto Train Station. She came very well prepared with maps and written information about aspects which could interest us in and about Kyoto.She was eager to answer our questions and was very knowledgeable about Kyoto's rich history and heritage.She was also very attentive to our physical comfort - providing us with umbrellas for the rain, facilitating our access to public transport and making sure we had a good lunch and frequent rest stops.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Emilie-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating! I'm very glad to know that I was able to help you have a nice day in Kyoto. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Leanne Reiter

Dallas, TX, United States
Rating

Tour: #75266, Nara Highlight Private Tour, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 13/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leanne-san, Thank you so much for giving me such high high rating. I was so happy to show you around Nara. I enjoyed your company. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!

Ryan Teo

Malaysia
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 9/15

This was the 2nd day of our 2-day private tour with Meiko-san. We enjoyed the visit to Otagi-nenbutsuji and the relaxing walk through the village on our way to the Bamboo Forest. We also enjoyed our tour to the beautiful Ryoanji temple and the breathtaking Golden Pavilion. We are thankful to Meiko-san for patiently explaining historical and cultural aspects of each attraction.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ryan-san, Thank you very much for your kind comments and high rating. I'm very glad to know that you enjoyed the peaceful rural atmosphere in Sagano area as well as the famous Ryoanji and the Golden Pavilion. Hoping to see you again!!

Ryan Teo

Malaysia
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 8/15

Based on our experiences of past private tours, we would rank Meiko-san as the #1 tour guide we had engaged. She impressed us with her thorough preparations, knowledge of each attraction's historical, cultural and religious, local restaurants serving delicious Japanese food (eg. the Kaiseki cuisine is especially unforgettable). Her recommended itinerary suited us perfectly. For each attraction, she knows the perfect spots for beautiful photos.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ryan-san, Thank you very much for your kind comments and high rating. It was lovely to meet you both and I also enjoyed every moment with you and Ellery-san. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!

Nina Warshaw

United States
Rating

Tour: #69371, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour for Nina-san, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 28/15

Meiko was our guide in Kyoto Japan and she was amazing. She showed us all around the city and we went to spots where the tourists don't go. She brought us to a traditional restaurant for lunch which was amazing. She was very knowledgeable about the area as that is where she lives. If we ever go back to Japan we would want her to be our guide again. Her English was great and she was very easy to understand.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nina-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating! It was lovely to meet you both and I'm so glad you had a nice day. I hope you had a wonderful time on your cruise! Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Anaruth B.

United States
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Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 23/15

Meiko was a delightful guide, pleasant and understanding of the kind of tour we wanted.we all said afterwards that we learned a lot from her so she has a great way of delivering information that stays with the listener. She addressed each of us separately at times during the tour.In addition she gave us printed material for the rest of our time in kyoto, especially shopping information which she personally prepared. We loved our day with Meiko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anaruth-san, Thank you for your kind comment and high rating. It was truly my pleasure to spend the day with all of you. I'm glad you enjoyed your time in Kyoto. Hoping to see you again!

Alice Nagai

United States
Rating

Tour: #69371, Personalized Private Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 22/15

We booked 2.5 days with Meiko and have to say she was perfect match for our group of 4 mature adults from Hawaii. She taught us much about Kyoto and the Japanese culture. Felt very comfortable getting ourselves around by bus and subway with her guidance which carried over to our trip to Tokyo. She lead us to discover many wonderful heritage sites as well as shopping sites we never would have found on our own. Fun and energetic! She changed up a few things for us and we had a memorable time. Sad to leave.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alice-san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. I'm glad that I was able to help you enjoy your stay in Kyoto. Hoping you'll have a chance to visit Kyoto again!

Marlene Bankwitz

United States
Rating

Tour: #75266, Nara Highlight Tour, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 16/15

Meiko was fantastic. Her knowledge of Nara was unparalled, and she was very willing to share this knowledge with us. Great English and a great personality.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marlene-san, Again, thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I also enjoyed the tour. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip as well!