Toru was very informative and flexible throughout the walking tour. He did a great job guiding our large group.
Thank you very much. I enjoyed too.
We had a great day and saw lots of sites in a small amount of time. He knows his way around and went at a pace we wanted. A very pleasant man to spend the day with, has good knowledge of much of the history.
Thank you very much. Please come back again.
Toru gave a fantastic tour for us on one of the hottest days of the year. He was easy to work with and accommodated all our requests. While on the tour, he used JR Rail lines as much as possible so our transportation costs were low. We learned a lot of interesting facts from him. We highly recommend Toru for your tour.
Thank you so much. I enjoyed too in spite of the hottest day. Please take and have lots of fun in Japan.
Toru is really an amazing guide. He is helpful and super funny- we went for a hike up mount kurama with our 5 months old baby and he was very considerate and accommodating. He is also a very genuine person and we enjoyed spending the day with him Would definitely recommend Toru to friends and will definitely use him for our next trip in japan!
Thank you so much. Please come back again!
He shown me around the major shrines, temples, smaller shrines and explained the history of each of them. Very friendly, very knowledgeable, and it was fun. Even took me to the Nintendo headquarters but to look from outside the gates, not to go inside(after all, it is a business). It was memorable. Thank you very much.
Thank you . Enjoy Japan!
We were a group of two families with kids. Toru showed us very interedting places in Kyoto. He did his best to make it easy and interesting also for the children. On the second day he took us to one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen to the mount Kurama. It was really wonderful experience. Toru is a great guide, very professional, patient and plesant. He knows a lot of interesting facts about the Japanese history and the places he guided us. Dear Toru, thank you for these wonderful days, hope to see you again some day. With love, [email protected] families
Thank you very much. I am sure that you have a good time in Japan. Please come back again.
Punctual, knowledged, good human knowledge of his clients, very flexible, Toru does everything he can to make sure you see what you have askes for.
Thank you for your appreciation. Enjoy your trip!
Toru guided us with expertise throughout Kyoto and Uji. We were showered with light rain throughout the day in Kyoto, which made the sights even more beautiful. Toru was flexible with our itinerary and accepted a last minute change to guide us in Uji to avoid the crowds in Kyoto. One of the highlights of Uji was the Byoden Myseum’s expansive collection of Buddhist carvings and relics. The commentary Toru provided regarding Japanese artifacts and history far exceeded our expectations. Overall, Toru crafted a very memorable experience for us in Kyoto and Uji.
Thank you very much. I enjoyed so much with you. Please come back again spring or fall season.
Toru was waiting for me at the appointed time in the lobby of my Osaka hotel. This was his suggestion as I was storing some luggage there for my return later in the week and he thought I may have trouble finding my Kyoto hotel, so he accompanied me there. We visited most of the prominent Buddha temples, Shinto shrines, Nijo-jo Castle, pagodas, gardens ( the Japanese maples were just turning and the colours were beautiful),bamboo forest, central area of city - Pontocho street, theatres, Gion area, and its geishas. Toru explained well the history of all the places we visited as well as explaining Japanese culture. With our late start, Toru went well over the normal tour time; he seemed happy to do this because of his enthusiasm in showing his home land. I had a a pleasant and very informa... read more
Too kind and considerate
Have you ever booked something and question if it’s right for you? I’m a big supporter of reviews and reading them prior to booking. From personal experience with Toru. I am more than pleased to say... he’s amazing at what he does. My husband and I had the chance first hand to tour with Toru. He’s very knowledgable and speaks great English. He’s made our trip a memorable one. We plan to visit soon again early next year, and hope to book him for our next visit. I highly recommend Toru if you want to know history and ignore some of the busy streets of Kyoto. He took us through back routes where no one was around making our trip easier. Thank you Toru for teaching us the history of Kyoto.
Thank you very much. Take care, and have a nice trip. I am looking forward to seeing you again next year.
Toru is a pleasant friendly and well-informed about Kyoto - especially as he lives in Kobe! It was a fun day thanks Toru
Thank you very much. We had very pleasant time in Kyoto. I am looking forward to seeing you again. Please take care, Alan.
My wife and I spend two days with Toru-san touring both Osaka and Kyoto. He was extremely knowledgeable not only on every site that we visited but also very informative regarding the many questions that we had involving Japanese culture and history. My wife mentioned several sourvenirs that she was looking to buy for our children and Toru-san knew the best places to shop and prices to spend. I highly recommend Toru-san for your visits to Osaka, Kyoto or his home in Kobe. Thanks again for making our trip so enjoyable!!!
Thank you very much. I had read good time with you. You are so funny and good people. Please come back again especially spring and autumn. Si many flowers and changing Japanese maple leaf will make you happy. Best regards. Toru
We let Toru know the different places we wanted to go in Kyoto(about 6 listed at bottom) and we managed to go to all of them with plenty of time for each to explore. Our two concerns going in where communication skills and knowledge of history, takes and fun facts. Toru was covered in both immensely! His English was really good and he knew the answer to every question we asked and even gave us background of a ton of small features of the different areas. It was hands down the best tour I’ve done(I’ve never tried private, only group tours). Thanks again Toru for the perfect Kyoto trip! Places visited; Sanjusangen-do Temple Kiyomizudera Imperial Palace Nijo-jo Castle Kinkaku-ji Temple Fushimi-Inari
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