Recently my husband and I toured parts of Arashiyama with the hlp of Tomoko. We visited Daikaku-ji Temple and came away with a greater understanding of the importance of Buddhism in everyday life. Our last stop on the tour was at Nonomiya Shinto Shrine and again with Tomoko's help came away having gained appreciation for the significance of Shintoism . In between we visited the area where Fujiwara no Teika lived when he compiled the anthology "100 Poets 100 Poems." And the house where Basho stayed when he made the journey to Kyoto. Perhaps our requests were abit unusual. Tomoko was very knowledgeable at every stop. And entertained us with interesting stories ans Information. I can recommend Tomoko as a guide without hesitation. She helped make our stay in Kyoto much more intersting and rewarding than it would have been otherwise.
Tomoko was the perfect guide for our visit to Kyoto. She met us at the Port in Osaka and we made our way by train to Kyoto. We managed to visit, Inari Fushimi, Golden Temple, Bamboo Forest and Gion in one day. She took us to a fantastic small local restaurant for an authentic Japanese meal, sooo good. Tomoko has so much patience and was very knowledgeable with her information and history. My husband was very impressed, as he has a knee injury and sometimes struggles to get around, Tomoko made the perfect itinerary to suit his mobility, this was much appreciated. We experienced local trains and taxis and everyday life in the community. She even accompanied us back on time to the Terminal Port. We loved our tour with Tomoko and told all our ship friends about our wonderful experience. Thank you Tomoko.
Tomoko-san took all the worry and trouble away from what could have been a complicated and stressful day. She organized visits to many different locations and helped with the most convenient way to get from one place to another. Additionally it was very interesting hearing her stories and descriptions of the places we visited.
Tomoko was an excellent tour guide. She always has a smile and a wonderful attitude throughout the entire day and some of our days were long. She definitely knows her way around the cities and all the trains, buses, subways etc. You will have a great time and she knows fabulous places to eat the local specialties in each city without breaking the bank. You will be very happy with her guide services.
Very good tour where I saw all the highlights of Kyoto and a couple of hidden pearls which I appreciated very much. Very good Japanese lunch in a small, non touristic restaurant. Tomoko was also very helpful with information reg. restaurants and upcoming events.
We had a wonderful custom day tour with Tomoko. She was very knowledgable, friendly and flexible. We would recommens her services.
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