Grace Enriqueta VictoriaQuezon City, Philippines
Tomoko is a very patient and very good guide...she is very knowledgeable about all the places we visited..she paid attention to my pace because I have a hip problem..she made sure we saw everything important and she was flexible when we had to do certain things that were personal....she has a good outlook and very friendly. I will recommend her highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Grace Thank you for your having me as your guide and I am very happy to have showed you in my city. Though the tour was amid the busy season, and there were many people wherever we go, I hope you enjoyed the each place !
Bianca JuarezUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Tomoko. She was flexible and very knowledgable about the history and customs of Japan, and took us to the best noodle place near the Golden Pavilion. Highly recommend her services. Thank you, Bianca Juarez
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear BIanca Thank you for your having me as your guide and giving me such a high evaluation. I was happy, too, to have you as my traveler and show you in my city. More than that, I am very happy that you enjoyed the tour with me!
Linda BenfellNew Zealand
Wonderful tour, fantastic guide, highly recommend
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Linda Thank you for your rating the tour with me. I hope you enjoyed the tour. I had a good time talking with you during the tour. Have a nice time in the rest of your stay in Japan.
Tomoko was a lovely, knowledgeable and patient guide and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour we took with her. Despite it being a very wet day, our tour of Kyoto was one of the highlights of our visit to Japan thanks to Tomoko.
Our family of 8 had a very fruitful day touring Kyoto with Tomoko! She was knowledgeable and energetic, and gave us just the right amount of information not to overwhelm us. She was also patient with my elderly parents. We managed to see the bamboo grove, the Fushimi-Inari shrine, Nijo castle and Geikos in Gion all in 1 day! Thank you Tomoko for the lovely memories of Kyoto :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Belinda Thank you for your having me as your guide. I was very happy to be with you all and share the time with you. It was hot and hope your parents were OK after such a busy day. It was fun with your kids too. I hope the memory of Kyoto will be one of the best scene of your visit to Japan.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jim san, First of all, Thank you for your having me as your guide. And I am sorry for not giving you satisfactory tour with 5 stars. However, I hope you enjoyed the time here.
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.
NickandJenny Taylor-TsuboyamaUnited Kingdom
We give Tomoko 5 stars! My husband and I enjoyed a lot our trip to Kyoto. Tomoko is very good and expert guide. She knows the different touristic places and has a dynamic energy and is fun to be with. We felt it was not a tour, but getting to discover Kyoto with a local friend. We feel at ease despite we did the tour in just 2 days. At the end of the tour, she was kind to give us some postcards as souvenirs. We would highly recommend her to be your companion and fill your journey with smiles :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nick and Jenny, Thank you for your having me as your guide, and gave me 5 stars! I am very happy to know that you enjoyed the tour with me. This is what makes me very happy! Again Thank you very much, I had a very good time with you when I showed you in my city!
Our tour with Tomoko was great! Tomoko was good at helping us to appreciate Kyoto and she gave us a great overview of the city highlights which was really helpful for our first visit. We would definitely not have had the same experience exploring by ourselves!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Danielle san Thank you for your having me as your guide and I am very happy to find you enjoyed the tour with me. I hope the time in Kyoto will be one of the highlights of your Japan trip!
Katherine BielatUnited States
Tomoko gave a very nice highlights tour complete with a great lunch recommendation. We enjoyed the tour very much. She is obviously very knowledgeable and passionate about Kyoto and it showed!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Katherine. Thank you for your having me as your guide. I am happy to find you enjoyed the tour. I hope the memories in Kyoto will stay in you.
Alex S.United Kingdom
Had a great day with Tomoko. Interesting variety of locations visited with 'just enough' information without being overloaded. Also Greta food recommendations for subsequent evenings which we were delighted with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alex Thank you for your message. I am happy that you like Kyoto and enjoyed the tour with me. I hope the scenes in Kyoto will stay in your memory of your trip to Japan.
Tomoko was a patient and well informed guide. She was easy to understand,warm,friendly and helped avoid crowded areas. We enjoyed the day and learned a lot about the history of Kyoto. Thank you
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your having me as your guide. I hope you enjoyed the time and the each place you visited. And hope you bring back a nice memories from Japan
Absolutely the best guide ever. Could not do enough for me and i learnt so much if the history of Kyoto. The weather was 44c and she didn't complain once. Loved every min. With her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Claire, Thank you for your feedback of the tour. It was very hot on the tour day, and I hope you enjoyed the sites we visited in spite of such heating weather. Also hoping you enjoyed the next day including the parade of the festival.
Five star rating!! Our guide Tomoko was very knowledgeable, friendly and professional!! It was a pleasure to see Kyoto under her expert guidance! Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Volke Varnholt Thank you for your having me as your guide. And I am very happy to find you enjoyed the tour with me. I hope the time with me in Kyoto will stay in your travel memories as one of the best ones.
A fine and competent job!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr Victor First, thank you for having me as your guide, and sorry my tour didn't go as you expected. However, I hope you had a good time in Kyoto.
We had a fantastic tour of Kyoto with Tomoko. She was very good with our 2 children. Her knowledge of the spots we visited was excellent. We would recommend Tomoko very much as a tour guide for Kyoto
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Patrick Thank you for having me as your guide. I wish we had had a better weather.... Even if it was not in a good condition, I was happy to help you and hope you enjoyed the time on the tour.
Pam BegueUnited States
We had such a great experience on this tour and saw so much of Kyoto and learned a great deal about the history and culture, all while having a great time!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pam Thank you for your having me as your guide. And I hope you enjoyed the tour with me. Blessed with a fine weather in the rainy season, we were very lucky. And I was very happy to see you again in front of your hotel by chance. I hope the time and memories in Kyoto will be one of the highlights of your Japan trip.
John FlintUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Jon F, thank you for your having me as your guide. I hope you enjoyed the tour.
We had a fantastic tour of Kyoto with Tomoko. She was very considerate to our needs and very good with the 2 children in our tour group. Her knowledge of the areas we visited was excellent. We would definitely recommend Tomoko as a tour guide for Kyoto
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sonia Thank your for your having me as your guide and comments. I also had a very good time with you and the children. It was a cold day, I hope you didn't get a cold and had a enjoyable time after the tour too,
John E.Toronto, ON, Canada
A great tour of the sights in both Kyoto and Nara. Tomoko arranged action packed tours of both cities for four of us and we learned how to get around the cities by bus, train and subway. A well educated tour guide who managed to explain the historical and cultural significance of the sights we enjoyed. A great couple of days were had by all.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John Thank you for your having me as your guide. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me though we had limited time on the 2nd day. and also hope you had a great time in Japan too
We would highly recommend Tomoko to anyone looking for a tour guide for Kyoto and the surrounding area. She ensured we saw everything we wanted to see, found us delicious gluten free food and even purchased gf soy sauce. Tomoko was excellent with our family and particularly our youngest daughter. We had many laughs and will remember our time with Tomoko in Kyoto and Nara always.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathryn Thank you for your posting the rating and feedback. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me. Getting gluten free soy source is for just in case. I wanted you to enjoy every aspect of the tour including food. And I hope the time and memories of the tours will stay in your good memories of Japan trip.
Paramita DasUnited States
We thank Tomoko for a very comfortable and knowledgeable tour of Kyoto. She genuinely cared for our likings and needs. Her patience and gentle manner reflected her professionalism. We will remember her very dearly and in future will look forward to have her guidance again. Sincerely, Das family
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ms.Das Thank you for having me as your guide. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me though we had limited time for sightseeing. And I hope I will have next chance to show you the deep part or hidden part of the city.