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Customer Reviews for Kyoto Tours

    POLLY ( Hong Kong )

    I have a very good experiences with Japan Van. Good and polite driver. Very responsive staffs from Japan Van. Although the driver do not speak in English, but we can always communicate with their staff from the office, who has a very good English. Also, the driver uses the google translate to communicate as well. In which we do not find any difficulties in communication. Also, we have a pleasant trip with Japan Van. view more

    Mark ( United States )

    Tokie Tanaka was our guide in our Kyoto trip and she was an excellent guide! 1st, We had our Kyoto trip first week of December, and we finalized our booking December 1st. First, Communicating with her was easy using the websites messaging system and her response time with my inquiries was quick and detailed. Second, I love history, my wife loves photography, my kids love Pokemon, and she took considerations of our personal preferences and made us a customized trip based on our interests. We were... view more

    Valerie ( Singapore )

    He is a knowledgable & jovial guide. He is warm and really friendly. He took the initiative to help take pictures of my family which is wonderful as we were never able to take so many family shots on our other yearly holidays!! He surprised us with pop quizzes about the places we were visiting and the winner with the most points for the entire day gets a prize! Wow! That is something we were not expecting. Hiro, thank you for a great time! All the best for 2018 view more

    Christine ( United States )

    The Kyoto at Night tour with Ryoji was educational, as well as thought provoking. His overview of the spectacular hidden garden and canal was so intriguing. A highlight of the tour was our view of a maiko in the tea house, where she graciously permitted us to take a photo of her. Ryoji's night tour is historically evocative and atmospheric, even showing me some small shrines down unassuming alleys. Please seek him out if you want a truly memorable Kyoto experience! view more

    ANNA ( Philippines )

    Mitsuyuki is very punctual and is an excellent guide. view more

    Monique ( United States )

    Very much enjoyed seeing the monkey park, alternative uncrowded bamboo Forrest, and special temples and shrines with Masaki. He took us to places the big busses couldn't go to and is very knowledgeable about Kyoto. view more

    David ( United States )

    Ai is a funny and charming tour guide and I had so much fun exploring Kyoto with her. She helped me navigate the subway, locate a temple I wanted to see, and even helped me find a gift I was looking for. All of which would have been quite a challenge for me alone. If you are in Osaka or Kyoto and you need a guide for either city, you cannot do better than Ai. view more

    Francesca ( Philippines )

    We were a family of 10 adults and my 2 year old nephew... ... my parents are 2 seniors at the ages of 75 and 88 yrs old so mobility,walking, and getting around posed a bit of challenge for our tours and our group around Kyoto and the temples which required a bit of walking As soon as I contacted Mari via Triplelights she was immediately responsive and went out of her way to help us and she found us transport solutions by booking vans that could accomodate 12 of us! It was easy to communi... view more

    Corinne ( United States )

    Keiko was a very friendly and helpful guide. We had a great time seeing many temples and shrines in Arashiyama — we covered a lot of ground and the fall colors were incredible. Thanks, Keiko! view more

    Jackelyn ( Singapore )

    We enjoyed fumi san’s guidance a lot! My son says he misses her! view more

    Dev ( United States )

    Chisato took me on a day trip from Kyoto to visit a great new tea company & farm in Uji. I have long been an avid tea drinker, but I did not know the history and farming process for Green Tea. Chisato provided great reading material on the way to the Farm, which helped me familiarize myself with the tea plant and process to grow and harvest tea. When we arrived, we were taken on a nice tour of the tea plantation with the owner, where I asked many questions. He was a great host. The scenery was a... view more

    Grace ( Philippines )

    Not knowing what to do and how to get around Kyoto in the evenings, I decided to book Ryoji’s evening tours and he definitely did not disappoint. Our whole family (my husband, our three adult children and myself) enjoyed Ryoji’s company for two consecutive evenings.Ryoji was a very good tour guide. He gave us a walking tour of the Gion district for two nights showing us different spots each night. He impressed us as he was very thorough in his description and expalnation of the minute details... view more