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


Stig Berg

Norway
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Tour: #69371, Personalized Private 4-hour Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 26/20

Meiko was great. We had a wonderful trip to the imperial palace and nishi market. She had a lot of knowledge and lots of stories, and could answer any question we had. After the guide was over she sent us some links with info to some of the things we had talked about during the guide so that we could investigate this more on our own. A fun trip I highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stig-san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. It was truly my pleasure to spend the day with you and your family. I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour and I myself had a great time. Thank you for having interests in Japanese culture, history, food, etc. I hope the rest of your time in Japan will be very nice and interesting!

Jill W.

Bingham, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, United Kingdom
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Tour: #206542, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets - Private 2-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 10/20

We spent a wonderful two days with Meiko exploring beautiful Kyoto. Her knowledge of the city is excellent. She knows exactly what buses, trams and trains to take around the city. No wasted time meant that we saw an amazing amount in two days. Meiko took us to great places for lunch that we would never have found by ourselves. She adjusted the itinerary to include sites that we wanted to visit and provided detailed and fascinating information. It was a pleasure to spend time with Meiko. Highly recommended

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jill-san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. It was a real pleasure for me to show you around and we certainly did manage to cover a lot in two days! I am so glad you both enjoyed the tour. Thank you again. There are lots more to see in Kyoto. I am looking forward to seeing you again! Stay well and happy.

Bruce Whittaker

New Zealand
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Tour: #206543, Personalized Private 6-hour Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 4/20

Meiko is an excellent Guide. She is organised, extremely knowledgeable, very welcoming & we thoroughly enjoyed spending the day with her. We would have no hesitation in recommending Meiko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bruce-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 enjoyed the tour. I myself had a great time visiting many temples, gardens, and shrines with you. You brought a lot of good luck, such as the fully blooming plum blossoms at Kitano Tenmangu shrine or Geisha dance performance we enjoyed in Gion. Thank you again. I am looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Kyoto!

Belinda Smith

Australia
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Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 20/20

We spent a whole day private tour with Meiko-san and could easily have spent much more time in her lovely company. Thank you Meiko for catering such a wonderfully informative tour that was interesting to the whole family. Meiko, with her excellent English, was very good with our children and helped us fit a lot into our short stay in Kyoto. Meiko was very generous with her time, communication and knowledge. Meiko went above and beyond in all regards. We thank you and hope to see you again Meiko-san.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Belinda-san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. I am delighted to know that you and your family had a nice day. I also enjoyed every moment with you. Your children's smiles made my day. I'm looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Japan!

Hui Ming Lee

Singapore
Rating

Tour: #206542, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets - Private 2-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 14/19

We were very happy to have Meiko as our guide on our family holiday to Kyoto again. She is ever the personable, knowledgeable and flexible guide. There is still much to do and see in Kyoto the second time round! Our days were full and fun and I am quite certain our enriching experience had a lot to do with the benefit of having Meiko's guidance.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hui-san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed the tour. I myself had a great time with you all, and I really enjoyed working for you and your family again. Thank you for liking Kyoto so much. I would like you and your family all the very best in the New Year! I am looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Japan!

Paul Taylor

Thailand
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Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 11/19

Excellent guide,. Friendly, we'll-prepared, knowledgeable and flexible. She really made a difference to our visit to Kyoto and we hope to use her services again next time we visit - so much left to see.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paul-san, Thank you very much for your kind comments and high rating. It was a real pleasure for me to show you around Kyoto and I'm glad you and Nam Wan-san enjoyed the tour. Thank you again. I am looking forward to seeing you both on your 3rd visit to Kyoto!

Andrew Davis

Australia
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Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 8/19

Meiko was a fantastic and knowledgeable guide who tailored the tour to our needs. Our 16 and 19 year olds enjoyed it. We saw an amazing amount in a single day. Thanks!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrew-san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. I am so happy you and your family enjoyed the tour and I myself had a great time with you all. Thank you again. I'm looking forward to seeing you again!

Mark Jensen

United States
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Tour: #206542, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets - Private 2-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 14/19

Our guide, Meiko, is a gem! In addition to her having extensive knowledge of Japanese history and of the specific sites we visited with her, she is extremely warm, patient, and fun! Also, she never rushed us, graciously encouraged our prolific picture-taking, and was extremely organized and professional. We have cherished memories of beautiful Kyoto, thanks to Meiko, and we highly recommend her as a tour guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark-san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. I'm delighted to know I was able to help you have a great time in Kyoto. I myself enjoyed the tour very much. Thank you for having a great interest in Japan and her history, culture, and people. I was so impressed by your knowledge of Japanese history. Two days passed very quickly as I really enjoyed spending time with you and Rita-san. Thank you again. I am looking forward to seeing you two on your next visit to Japan!

Neil Quartaro

United States
Rating

Tour: #206543, Personalized Private 6-hour Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 10/19

Meiko was a great hostess for a tour of Kyoto! She made sure to get all the highlights in, and the group was very happy to learn about Kyoto's wonderful UNESCO sites and rich history. I highly recommend this tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Neil-san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. I am delighted to know that the group enjoyed the tour and I myself had a great time with them. Thank you again. There are lots more to see in Kyoto. I am looking forward to seeing you all again!

Alan Winkler

United States
Rating

Tour: #206542, Private 3-day Kyoto and NaraTour for Alan Winkler san, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 2/19

Wonderful 3 days together. Knows her stuff, friendly, prepared, had a i-phone spare battery pack when wife's cell phone (camera) died, umbrella when it rained, etc. I'm sure if there was any unforeseen situation Meiko probably would have something in her pack to solve it. That all said, she gave us 2 incredible days in Kyoto and 1 in Nara. What else can we say but, if in the area, and if she is available, use her as your guide. No question: when we return to the Kansai area Meiko will be our guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alan-san, Thank you very much for your kind comments and high rating. I am delighted that you and Shelley-san enjoyed the tour. It was my honor to show you around Kyoto and Nara as your guide, and it was such a pleasure to spend three days with you both. Thank you again. I am forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Kyoto!

Thomas Clancy

United States
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Tour: #206543, Personalized Private 6-hour Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 15/19

Meiko was incredibly warm and kind during our tour of Kyoto. Our ship was forced to dock at Maizuru and we took a two hour bur ride to make sure we didn't miss visiting Kyoto. She showed us everything we wanted to see and gave us the historical and cultural contexts necessary to enjoy our time in Kyoto. Meiko is very knowledgeable about the area. At times, her teachings about Kyoto history and culture were quite poignant. We would highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Thomas-san, Thank you very much for your kind comments and high rating. I'm happy that you enjoyed the day and I myself had a great time with you all. Thank you for having interests in Japanese history and culture. I appreciate it. I am looking forward to your next visit to Kyoto. I still have many places to show you around!

Michael Channick

United States
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Tour: #206542, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets - Private 2-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 12/19

Meiko is an outstanding guide in every possible respect. She is exceedingly knowledgeable, accommodating and flexible, enthusiastic about her city's and country's history and culture and is anxious to transmit as much of this to her clients as possible. In addition, Meiko is an exceedingly sincere, genuine person with an upbeat personality and attitude. It is a pleasure to be in her company. In addition. She Researches any client questions or needs to prevent future problems, such as food sensitivities

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael-san and Linda-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was a real pleasure for me to show you around Kyoto. The picture you kindly took always reminds me of the enjoyable time I spent with you. Thank you again. Kyoto shows different beauty at each season. I am looking forward to your next visit!

Martin H.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 26/19

A fantastic and informative tour that I would thoroughly recommend . Meiko was also great company for the day and made us feel really welcome in Kyoto

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martin-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I am very glad you enjoyed the tour. It was my honor and pleasure to spend time with you both. Thank you again. I am looking forward to your next visit!

Nick Neubauer

United States
Rating

Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 20/19

Great guide-Meiko is one of the best-Really good tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nick-san and Lorry-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. It was my pleasure to share my love to Kyoto with you. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you two and visiting many sites together. Hoping to see you again!

Arlene Reed

United States
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Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 17/19

Our tour of Kyoto with Meiko was absolutely fabulous. She is intelligent, knowledgable and a delight to be with.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Arlene-san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. I am very glad that you enjoyed the tour. I myself had a great time with you all. Thank you again. I hope the reminder of your travel will be very nice and interesting. There are lots more to see in Kyoto. I am looking forward to seeing you again!

Alan Lesser

Shoreline, WA., United States
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Tour: #69035, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience- 1 Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 6/19

Meiko-san is a sweet and caring person, and I was blessed to have her as my tour guide of Kyoto. I learned a great deal about Japanese and Kyoto cultural history. I will definitely hire Meiko-san again as my tour guide when I return to Japan! Alan Lesser

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alan-san, Thank you very much for your kind words and high rating. I really enjoyed your company and felt honored to be able to show you around Kyoto ad your guide. I was so impressed that you had visited Japan/Kyoto so many times and that you had a vast knowledge of Japanese culture/history. Thank you for liking Japan and its people. I appreciate it. I am looking forward to seeing you again soon!

Yana G.

United States
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Tour: #206542, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets - Private 2-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 27/19

We did a 2 day Kyoto private tour with Meiko and thoroughly enjoyed it. She is a lovely, knowledgeable guide and even though we only had 2 days, we packed a lot in and we felt we maximized our time. Meiko is incredibly organized but also flexible and will adapt to your wishes as needed. There was no question she couldn't answer and she usually had something in her notebook to help her explanations come to life more. She picked 2 terrific places for lunch that even pleased my picky teens. Great job Meiko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Yana-san, Thank you for your kind comment and high rating. It was my pleasure to share my love to Kyoto with your family. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all and visiting temples, shrines, etc. together. Thank you again. I am looking forward to your next visit to Kyoto!

Ana Cordero

United States
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Tour: #115269, Personalized Private 3-day Kyoto Tour for Ana Cordero-san, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 23/19

Meiko was wonderful to us. She is a complete professional. Extremely knowledgeable and prepared. She loves sharing her knowledge of Japan. We learned a great deal. We felt very at ease with her, like traveling with a friend. I was traveling with two adult children and a teen. They were all sad when we said goodbye to Meiko on our third day. If she is available give your self a treat and bring yourself much joy my touring with Meiko. She is very attentive and sweet. Loved our time with her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ana-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating. I'm so happy to know that you and your family enjoyed the tour. I myself also enjoyed every place we visited and spending time with you all during the 3-day tour. Looking forward to your next visit to Kyoto. I still have many places to show you around! Thank you again.

Adam Weisberg

Canada
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Tour: #69151, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience-2 - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 8/19

Meiko was an excellent guide. She was knowledgeable, well prepared, and helpful. Meiko made sure the tour was fun for our whole family. I highly recommend her service. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Adam-san, Thank you very much for your kind comment and high rating! I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and your family and had a wonderful day. Your children's smile made my day. I am looking forward to seeing you all again!

Bessie Stoops

United States
Rating

Tour: #69371, Personalized Private 4-hour Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 4/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bessie-san, Thank you for your feedback. It was truly my pleasure to spend the day in such lovely company. I am looking forward to seeing you again!

David Choi

Canada
Rating

Tour: #69151, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience-2 - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 23/19

Meiko is a very warm, knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide who was also flexible with the itinerary. Great grasp of Japanese history and she brought along a binder of extra material for reference Fluent in English. Always willing to do more. Covered a lot of ground during this tour Met us promptly at Kyoto Station You can see that she enjoys her work and meeting new people Highly recommend No regrets in signup for this tour with her Arigato Gozaimasu Meiko David C. MD CCFP Canada

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David-san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed the tour and I myself had a great time with you. There are lots more to see in Kyoto. I am looking forward to seeing you all again! Arigato Gozaimasu David-san!

Yan Vishkautsan

Israel
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Tour: #69151, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience-2 - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 22/19

Meiko is one of the best guides I have ever met, she gave us a great tour day. Very much recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Yan-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 myself had a wonderful day spending time with you. Looking forward to seeing you all again!

Kok Soon Chen

Melbourne, VICTORIA, Australia
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour for Soon san (May 15 &16), Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 15/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kok Soon Chen-san, Thank you very much for your kind private messages and high rating. I am delighted to know I was able to help you have a great time in Kyoto. I myself enjoyed every moment with you. It was my honor to have given the opportunity to show you around Kyoto. Thank you again. Looking forward to seeing you all again!

Carol Baker

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private 6-day Tour for David-san and Carol-san, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 9/19

We have had such a wonderful experience in Kyoto, Himeji and Nara with Meiko Tabata. She really explained so much about the history, culture, religious practices, and life style in these areas. Her knowledge and enthusiasm made our time so special. Thank you Meiko for sharing your part of Japan with us!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carol-san and Dave-san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. It was such a pleasure to spend 6 days with you both, showing you the sights of the ancient capitals of Kyoto, Nara and beautiful Himeji. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your tour. I myself also enjoyed every place we visited together. Thank you again. I am looking forward to your next visit to Kyoto!

Matt Ainley

Canada
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Tour: #69151, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience-2 - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 29/19

We used Meiko for a full day tour in Kyoto on April 29. It was a great experience and Meiko was an easy going and very knowledgeable guide who left us with an excellent package that helped us enjoy the rest of trip to Kyoto.

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

Paul Winters

United States
Rating

Tour: #206543, Personalized Private 6-hour Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 9/19

Meiko is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about Kyoto and Japan. She has an extensive English vocabulary which made it easy for us to understand the history and culture of Kyoto. We are grateful that she was able to accommodate our late booking. I would not have been able to see and learn so much without her! Thanks, Paul and Fang

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paul-san and Fang-san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. I am delighted to know that you both enjoyed the tour. It was such a pleasure to spend the day with you both. Thank you for having interests in Japanese culture and history. There are lots more to see in Kyoto. I am looking forward to seeing you again!

Kate Quinn

United Kingdom
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Tour: #206542, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets - Private 2-day Tour for Kate-san, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 6/19

We only had a short time in Kyoto so made a list of our must sees and asked meiko for a personalised tour. We knew it was a big ask to get round to all of them, but Meiko was wonderful. She delivered on all fronts- explaining everything as we went round caswell as keeping us on track for the 2 days we were with her. So knowledgeable and patient with us. A wonderful tour guide! I'd thoroughly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kate-san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed the tour and I myself enjoyed spending time with all of you. Thank you again. Kyoto still has many more places worth visiting. I am looking forward to seeing you again!

Patricia D.

United States
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Tour: #206542, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets - Private 2-day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 3/19

Meiko was an exceptional guide: informative, yet casual; flexible (giving us plenty of opportunities to enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms, e.g.), but kept me moving; and had an obvious love of her city. I highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pat-san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. It was lovely to meet you and I'm so glad you had a nice day. We were so lucky to be able to see the dragon festival, a lot of geishas and beautiful cherry blossoms! Just like spring, autumn here is beautiful, too. I'm looking forward to seeing you again!

James Hulls

United States
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Tour: #69151, The Complete Kyoto Sites and Secrets Experience-2 - Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 24/19

We saw many wonderful sights and learned a lot of Japanese history!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James-san, Thank you for your tour review and rating. It was a real pleasure for me to show you around Kyoto. Spring here is a very busy tourist season and all the public transport we took were very crowded, but we did manage to cover a lot in a day. I hope you enjoyed Kyoto and your whole trip was a great one. Hoping you'll have a chance to visit Japan again!

David Michaels

United States
Rating

Tour: #120009, Personalized Private Full day Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 14/19

Meiko was a delightful, informative and well-prepared guide who provided a stellar introduction to our visit to Kyoto. From the moment she greeted us at our hotel, we were on the go, visiting shrines, temples and sites all over the city. She modified her itinerary to our tastes and filled the day with wonderful stories and insights into Kyoto life. She provided many suggestions for our remaining time in the city, making the rest of our stay all the better. We recommend her highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David-san, Thank you very much for your kind review and high rating. It was lovely to meet you both and I really enjoyed your company. I was glad I was able to help you plan the next few days of your stay in Kyoto. Looking forward to seeing you again!


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