We've spent two very good days with Tomoko - at Koya and at Osaka. She has perfect knowledge of these places and is eager to share it with the tourists. The excursions have been perfectly organized, and all that has made the tour highly enjoyable
The night Gion tour was the best and very interesting. details of history of temples and Garden areas interesting. Pleasant and very accomodating. Be aware the total cost of tour is higher if guide travels with you anywhere except a walking tour. Our evening tour was a fixed price however we used our JR passes for Nara and had been asked by guide to pay for her transportation. It was a little on the spot as I thought this was included in her tour price her own transportation. in our case it was close to 20.00 U.S. higher we paid her directly as we had to pay for all her transportation not just the local bus we all took while touring outside of our JR passes. She was very very helpful in helping us make reservations back on our bullit train not realizing it was a holiday. Very satisfied. .
Tomoko was puntual in meeting us, she was certainly proactive in make arrangemnts with the various agencies we had booked as we had arrived from Osaka o Kyoto late, She took into acciunt the needs and wishes of the different gae groups and made our visit so much soother and easire. She even bought umbrellas for us as it was raining saying that it would always come in handy for her. We saw mch of Kyoto which we definitely would have missed without her
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.
I can assure you that you can enjoy Osaka Minami Tour.
First I take you to Namba Yasaka Shrine. Whatever you say, the most eye-catching thing at Yasaka Shrine in Osaka is a Giant Emaden in the sha...
This tour is meant for those who would like to enjoy sightseeing in Minami ( South ) Area, Osaka and eating and drinking at three izakayas ( Japanese-style taverns ) for relatively reasonable prices in a friendly atmosphere.
I take you to Osaka Castle, Dotombori, Sginsekai and Shinsaibashi Shopping Street. In Osaka you can have Osaka local food such as Okoniomiyaki, Takoyaki, and Kushikatsu. Dotombori is popularly known as "kuidaore", or "eating and drinking until you