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Kazuhiko

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Reviews ( 108 )
Lata Lata Japan ( Friends )
Excellent
1 day ago

“ Quick Kyoto Tour ”

Kazuhiko guided us to get to all the major spots spread out in different directions in one single day. We visited Fushimi Inari, Arashiyama bamboo forest, Kinkakuji temple and Kiyomizu dera.He kept our large group of 13 on track and ensured that we reached our points of interests in a timely manner. There is no way we could have figured it out on our own. I will certainly recommend him to anyone who wishes to visit Kyoto.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms. Lata, I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Kyoto. The pictures which were taken at Kiyomizu-dera temple remind me of when I guided your group. I'm sorry that I made your group walk a lot. Moreover, it took much time to move because of traffic congestion. I am anxious that your group got tired. Sorry!! I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and your group visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide your group again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Ramya Ramya Hong Kong
Excellent
5 days ago

“ Evening walk kyoto ”

Our walking tour of kyoto on the evening of 26th November with the guidance of Mr.Kazuhiko, we visited the enchanting Tori gate shrine of Fushimi Inari and the enthralling Kiomizudera with its beautiful illumination. Mr.Kazuhiko is an excellent guide with facts & figures about kyoto and surroundings. We were pleasantly surprised to see the similarities between the Indian & japanese traditions as well as practices & beliefs. Thanks once again.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms. Ramya, I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your couple enjoyed the night tour in Kyoto. I had great time as well showing your couple around Kyoto. I have guided many guests for many many times in Kyoto. However, the night tour was only second time. Therefore, I also saw beautiful illumination at Kiyomizu-dera temple. Moreover, I'm sorry that I confused you, because I waited for you at the different hotel. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Margaret Margaret Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
6 days ago

“ BEST KYOTO GUIDE ”

Kazu was a knowledgable and friendly guide with terrific preparation of interesting facts that ensured our Kyoto tours were packed full of interest. His English is excellent. He did not walk fast but managed to cover all our requested site visits in a relaxing and enjoyable way within a reasonable time schedule. He chose different styles of outstanding lunch restaurants. He would definitely be our Number One choice of guide for whenever we return to Kyoto.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms. Margaret, I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your couple enjoyed the tour in Kyoto. I had great time as well showing your couple around Kyoto. We visited many places in Kyoto. Regarding some spots, it is first time for me to guide guests. Therefore, it was nice experience for me and I also have found that there are many other beautiful spots which I have not been. Thank you!! I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Mark Mark United Kingdom ( Solo )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Friendly, knowledgeable and very considerate ”

Kazu took me to two temples to photograph the autumn colours. He planned the trip brilliantly and tailored the pace for an unfit older gentleman with a heavy camera bag and jetlag. His English was great and I felt I got to know him in even a brief space of time. Hugely recommend.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Mr. Mark I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that you enjoyed the tour and you took many nice photos of beautiful leaves at Tenryu-ji Buddhist Temple and Eikan-Do Buddhist Temple. I had great time as well showing you around Kyoto. I'm sorry that I made you walk a lot and I hope that you will recover soon. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Moreover, you will be able to take nice photos of beautiful Japan. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Jocelyn Jocelyn United Kingdom ( Friends )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ Highlights of your choice ”

Picked the places we want to go to and Kazu planned out the route for us. He gave us a map which showed the locations of the places we want to visit. Kazu is fit and at his age he walks much quicker than us so be prepared to walk alot! Tip:Don't pack too many locations if you can't keep up with walking, or you can also get your own car or taxi to save time on transport as places can be spread out over all of Kyoto! Definitely enjoyed our tour with Kazu and we wouldn't have done that many sights without him in a day!

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms. Jocelyn I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed the tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Kyoto (Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kinkakuji bTemple, Kiyomizu Temple, Gion). I'm sorry that I made your group walk a lot and quickly. I was concerned about your group getting tired. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Brian Brian New Zealand ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ A Great Day Out In Osaka ”

Eight of us had an excellent day in Osaka with Kazuhiko who was a delight to be with. He was very informative and kept the day interesting and adapted our day as required. His English was good and his knowledge was excellent. He tailored a tour for our needs. We meet at our Hotel and we visited Sumiyoshi Shinto Shrine which was fascinating, then Osaka Castle where we saw Martial Arts competition, a good look round the Castle grounds and learned a lot about the History which Kazuhiko was very knowledge and interesting. We traveled by train between venues and which made it so much easier for us as he knew his way round. After our choice of lunch (sushi) we moved on to Kuromon Market for a tour. We found this experience an eye opener (in a nice way) with the amount of foods available and ... read more

Kazuhiko:

Dear Mr. Brian I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Osaka. We went to Sumiyoshi Shinto Shrine. You found 3 pebbles which will give you 5 big power (Longevity, Happiness, Physical, Wisdom and Financial). Moreover, you lifted up stone. I hope that your wish come true. And, you have known how to purify your body before visiting Shrine or Temple and you have known how to pray at a shrine. I hope that it was nice experience. At Osaka Castle which was the strongest fortress, you saw huge stones, castle tower etc., and you saw traditional martial arts called "Kendo" which students practiced. At Doutonbori area, you took nice pictures in front of most famous advertising of "Glico... read more

Mark Mark United Kingdom ( Couple )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ A day out in Kyoto ”

Kazuhiko was charming and engaging, he was well prepared and had lots of options for us. We would recommend taking taxis around Kyoto or you will spend a disproportionate amount of time on buses as the sights are located a fair distance from each other. There was lots to take in but we saw all the main sites, Imperial Palace, Kinkaku-ji Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine and some ceramic shopping. He could have not been more helpful generally, and we would certainly recommend him.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Mr. Mark I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice couple enjoyed your tour. I had great time as well showing your couple around Kyoto. In order to save time, I made you walk quickly, and you spent much taxi charge. Sorry!! We visit Imperial Palace, Kinkaku-ji Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine and ceramic center, Moreover, you were able to see Japanese wedding at Yasaka Shinto Shrine by chance. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Please enjoy your tour in Japan!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Linda Linda United States
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Kyoto visit ”

Kazu San was a excellent guide. We took a two day Half day tour thru Kyoto with him. We found him to be very pleasant and informative. He kept in touch with me all the time until I arrived from the United States. He is extremely efficient and will help you with all your questions in Kyoto. I would highly recommend him. Jack, Linda Los Angeles

Kazuhiko:

Hello Jack and Linda, I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that you enjoyed the tour in Japan. I had great time as well showing you around Kyoto. I'm sorry that I made you walk a lot. I hope that you can get rid of the fatigues of your journey soon. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Amor Amor United States ( Family )
Very Good
2 months ago

“ Wonderful day in Osaka ”

Kazuhiko was a great guide and he had the best driver. He was very helpful and accommodated all our requests. We highly recommend him. Thank you, Kazu!

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms. Amor I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Osaka (Osaka Castle, Sumiyoshi Shinto Shrine, Shiten-no-ji Buddhist Temple and Sninsaibashi/DoutonBori street). I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Peter Peter United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Kyoto tour. 5 hours ”

Very good; got us around Kyoto like a pro. We chose to taxi around instead of buses. Limited time. Well worth my expense

Kazuhiko:

Dear Mr. Peter I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice family enjoyed the tour. I had great time as well showing your family around Kyoto (Kiyomizu Buddhist temple, Sanjyu-san- gen-do Buddhist temple,  Bamboo forest in Arashiyama, Kinkakuji Buddhist temple) You spent a lot of money for taxi charge than I had expected. Sorry!! Moreover, I'm sorry that I made you a walk in the heat. I hope that you will get better soon. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Richard Richard United States ( Couple )
Very Good
3 months ago

“ Wonderful time in Kyoto ”

Kazu took care of all our travel arrangements in Kyoto. He is very well informed about sights, venues and history. Itinerary was all by walking, bus and taxi.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Mr. Richard I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice couple enjoyed the tour in Kyoto. I had great time as well showing your couple around Kyoto. Moreover, you could enjoy staying at Japanese style hotel ("Ryocan") and you could enjoy Kyoto local dish. You have seen many buddha statues and beautiful pagoda which is symbol of Buddhism. I hope that these bring you good fortune. I'm sorry that I made you walk a lot in high temperatures and humid. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Malcolm Malcolm Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Historic Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and Mount Hieizan ”

Kazuhiko (Kazu) was an excellent guide for our five days based in Kyoto, from which we toured that city, plus Nara, Osaka and Mount Hieizan. Kazu was always prepared, punctual and well organized. He was unfailingly polite and always helpful. He has an easy manner and a quiet sense of humor. Kazu researched each day thoroughly and provided interesting historical context for all that we saw. While seeking to give us the widest experience in the time we had, he was mindful of the pace we wanted to keep and the things we wanted to focus on. He has a quiet pride in his country's heritage and is knowledgeable about its history. My wife and i thoroughly enjoyed our time in and around Kyoto. That was made possible in many ways by our guide, Kazu. We would recommend him highly.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Mr.Malcolm I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that you and your wife enjoyed the tour. I had great time as well showing you and your wife around Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and Mt..Hiei. I'm sorry if I made you walk a lot in hot and humid weather. I was concerned about you getting tired. I'm glad that I was able to show you Japanese countryside. I hope you also enjoy the tour in Tokyo. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Joy Joy Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Our trip to Nara to visit the deer park, Torii gates, Shinto Shrine and the Buddhist Temple ”

Kazu was very knowledgeable, friendly and very accommodating. He met us at our hotel and explained how we would spend the day. He showed us how to use the subway and bus systems, provided excellent information about the places we visited. He also gave us valuable historical feedback. His research and level of communication was excellent. We thoroughly recommend Kazu as a tour guide.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Joy I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice couple enjoyed your tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Nara. However, we changed trains several times to go to Nara. I have to apologize for the inconvenience Moreover, I'm sorry that I walked fast. In Nara, you have seen one of largest wooden building in the world and huge Buddha statue at Toudaiji Buddhist temple, 3,000 Japanese lanterns in kasuga Shinto shrine and five story Pagoda at Koufukuji Buddhist Temple. After that, you enjoyed Conveyor belt sushi. Moreover, I am glad that you have bought suitable ”Hou-Chou" (Japanese kitchen knife) at Nishiki Japanese Traditional Market in Kyoto. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again ... read more

Shruti Rawat Shruti United States ( Family with kids )
Very Good
3 months ago

“ Kyoto Nara Family Tour ”

We were a large family of 13 including 2 seniors and 3 children. We toured Kyoto and Nara with Kazuhiko Saan over 2 days. He really helped make our trip memorable and kept our big group engaged. His English is easy to understand and he offered great print outs for the major sights. We really appreciate his advice to get a van for our tour and also helped me get connected with the van service. The A/C van/mini-bus was very comfortable especially as the weather was extremely hot and humid. We had a great time over the 2 days and covered all the major shrines and temples that we wanted to. The kids loved the paper cranes that Kazu Saan handed out at the end of the 2 days. Thank you very much to Kazuhiko and Triplelights.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms. Shruti I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice family enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your family around Kyoto and Nara. I'm sorry that I could not take your family to all spots you had requested, because we had no time to visit all spots. Moreover, I'm sorry that I made your family walk a lot in the heat and humid. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I sincerely hope your family visits Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide your family again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

patricia Patricia United States ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Very interesting visit to Kyoto ”

We were traveling by cruise ship arriving in Kobe. Kazuhiko-san provided us with train schedule and met us at the Hotel lobby near the trains station. We visited all the temples and sights promised in record time. We took taxis to get around each site. This can add a substantial amount to the day; make sure to bring enough cash as taxis do not take credit card in Kyoto. Kazuhiko-san was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable. His recommendations of what to visit in the short amount of time we had in Kyoto were excellent. We made it back to the train station earlier than expected, but considering the weather (38C/98F), we didn't mind. We would recommend Kazyhiko-san as a guide.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Patricia I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice couple enjoyed the tour. I had great time as well showing your couple around Kyoto. I'm sorry that you paid much taxi charge than expected. Moreover, I'm sorry that I made you walk a lot. Because of hottest day, your couple got tired. I hope that your couple can get rid of tiredness soon. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. Moreover, please have a nice trip. I sincerely hope your couple visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Jaclyn Jaclyn United States ( Friends )
Very Good
4 months ago

“ Friendly and knowledgeable ”

We had Mr. Kazuhiko Goto as our tour guide in Kyoto. He speaks English very well and is knowledgeable about the places we visited. You just need to tell him in advance the places you would like to visit and explore on given days and he will advice you whether it is doable or not depending on the weather. Be aware of this long strides. (good thing we could keep up with his pace :) ) He moves around fast and knows the in and outs, shortcuts, fastest way to get to destinations. Having Mr. Kazu as our guide saved us tremendous time. Would we had ventured out on our own, we would have gotten lost many times. He is very friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend him and take us around again on another future Japan trip.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Jaclyn I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice group enjoyed the tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Kyoto. I'm sorry that I have made you walk a lot and I'm sorry that I walked fast. I hope that you was able to arrive at Mt.Koya successfully on your own. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Monica Monica Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Very organized and hellful ”

10 out of 10

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Monica I appreciate your nice feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice family enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your family around Nara. I'm sorry that I made you walk a lot. I'm anxious that your children got tired. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide your family again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

sally Sally Australia ( Friends )
Very Good
6 months ago

“ Dinner in kyoto ”

Kazu was asked to organise a traditional dinner and later karaoke......he picked us up at our hotel. There were 15 in our party in Kyoto. He walked us to a beautiful traditional restaurant where we had a private room with our own waitress, he also arranged for us to pay separately for the bill which seems to be difficult to do in Japan. The setting and the meal were delightful. We then moved onto karaoke however half the group did not come and the other half found that the karaoke was not what we were expecting. Perhaps it’s the way Japanese do karaoke but not westerners....we did not stay. However Kazu was understanding and very polite when we declined to stay at karaoke. He gave us all paper cranes as a parting gift.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Sally I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed Kaiseki dinner. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Lindsay Lindsay Australia ( Family )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Fabulous guide ”

We had a great time with Kazuhiko in the Nara region and Deer Park. He was able to find transport options to assist one of our group who had some mobility issues, and paced the day perfectly so that we could enjoy many special attractions. The Deer Park experience was quite unique and fabulous, not to be missed. He provided us with extensive information regarding both the area and also Japanese history. Kazuhiko has excellent English skills and a very personal attitude to his guests and I highly recommend him to any prospective clients.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Mr. Lindsay I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Nara. Moreover, I hope that your group will enjoy your tour in Hiroshima, Kanazawa, Takayama etc.. In Hiroshima, you will find the miseries of war at peace memorial museum and atomic dome. I hope that you can enjoy Okonomiyaki of Hiroshima style and you can find Japanese beauty at Kanazawa, Takayama and Shitrakawa-Go. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I sincerely hope your group visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide your group again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Roline Roline United Kingdom ( Couple )
Very Good
6 months ago

“ Kyoto full day, Kobe half a day ”

6 of us were guided by Mr Kazuhiro in both Kyoto and Kobe. He was an attentive informative guide, the fastest walker any of us had ever encountered! We covered a lot of ground and thoroughly enjoyed our time with him.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Roline I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Kyoto and Kobe. I'm sorry that I walked fast and I'm sorry that I made your group tired. Moreover, because of my mistake, you got lost at Nunobiki Ropeway. Sorry!! I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Tad Tad United States ( Couple )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Day trip to Nara from Kyoto ”

Kazu was organized, friendly, and most knowledgeable. We had a great experience!

Kazuhiko:

Dear Mr. Tad I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice couple enjoyed your tour. I had great time as well showing your couple around Nara and Fushimi Inari Shrine. I'm sorry that I made you walk a lot. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and I sincerely hope your couple visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide your couple again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Alfredo Alfredo United States ( Friends )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Kyoto trip ”

Kazu is an amazing guide, very knowledgeable and experienced. He did his best to keep our large group of 15 on schedule and involved in the tour. He is very kind and a pleasure to spend the day with!

Kazuhiko:

Hello Alfredo, I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Kyoto. Because of long holidays in Japan, many people visited spots in Kyoto. Therefore, your group got tired.Sorry!! I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I sincerely hope your group visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide your group again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Alissa Alissa United States ( Couple )
Very Good
7 months ago

“ Kyoto Sites with Local ”

Kazu-san is extremely well prepared and informed. He is kind and happy to cater to your needs. He is mindful of how you are feeling and checks in throughout.

Kazuhiko:

Hello Alissa, I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your couple enjoyed your tour. I had great time as well showing your couple around Kyoto. I'm sorry that I made your couple walk a lot. Moreover, your couple got tired because of crowd of people. Sorry!! I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I sincerely hope your couple visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide your couple again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Margaret Margaret Australia ( Family )
Good
7 months ago

“ Osaka walking tour ”

Kazu kindly meet us at the cruise terminal in Kobe where we transferred to Osaka by train. We used trains ,subways & walking during the day. It would have been an advantage saving lots of time to have bought a day pass instead of individual tickets. The time spent waiting to enter Osaka castle & in the castle would have been better spent seeing something else. The majority of our group of 8 found the amount of walking excessive & also the pace too fast. Kazuhiko is very fit so for older clients he needs to slow down. We enjoyed the day although exhausted on return to the ship. We appreciated being meet & returned to Kobe cruise terminal as this was our first time using the train system.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Margaret I appreciate your feedback. I'm sorry that I made you walk a lot and I walked fast. Moreover, I' m sorry I made you tired. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Christine Christine United Kingdom ( Friends )
Very Good
7 months ago

“ Visit to Kobe & Kyoto ”

Kazuhiko met us at the cruise terminal in Kobe and took us on a trip around the city visiting a sake brewery, Nunobiki Herb Garden and the Kitano merchant houses. We used public transport on our first day and with Kazuhiko's help, it was quick and easy to travel around. We spent our second day in Kyoto and although heavy traffic prevented us from visiting the last place on our itinerary, we enjoyed the day. Kazuhiko has good Englished and he was very informative about the history of the places we visited.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms. Christine I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Kobe and Kyoto. I'm sorry that I made your group walk a lot in Kobe.] I'm anxious that you got tired. Moreover, I'm sorry that I could not take your group to all spots in Kyoto. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Ken Ken Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Excellent Tour ”

We recently took a two week cruise to various areas of Japan as part of our trip. For the stop in Kyoto, we arranged a tour for 8 of us to see Nara and our guide was Kazuhiko. He is an excellent guide and all of us thoroughly enjoyed the tour. He picked us up at the cruise terminal in Kyoto and the vehicle he drove was very comfortable and we did not feel cramped or crowded at all and we all had good views while driving. He was very flexible and, although he had a prepared tour, was quite willing to make changes if we requested them, including staying a shorter time at sites where we did not want to linger or a longer time if we wanted to see more. He was very considerate of the group (one of the ladies had a slight limp) and made sure that she was shown the easi... read more

Kazuhiko:

Hello, Mr. Ken I'm sorry for reply too late because I guided another group for several days. By the way, I guided your group (8 people) in Nara on Apr.3. Itinerary was as follows. Kobe Port (9:00 AM)→Toudaiji Temple, Kasuga Shrine, Kouhukuji Temple→Kobe Port (4:00 PM) And,I did not guide you in Yokohama. I think that another guide guided you in Yokohama. I enjoyed the tour with your group in Nara on Apr.3. I hope that the tour will become your memorable tour. Thank you !! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Christina Christina Malaysia ( Family with kids )
Very Good
7 months ago

“ Zooming through Kyoto ”

We had a good tour with Kazu. Very knowledgable, taking us through the highlights of Kyoto very efficiently and with many photo stops along the way. It would be better if we had discussed more about the type of attractions we are going to so that we can be more flexible depending on the group's preference. But overall, pleasant tour!

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Christina I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice family enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your family around Kyoto, Nara and Osaka. In particular, I hope that your kids have enjoyed the tour. Moreover, I hope that they are interested in Japan. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. i'm sorry that I made you walk a lot. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Maybelle Maybelle United States ( Family )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Really informative and excellent tour ”

We were a group of three and had less than a day in kyoto. We wanted to see so many things and he made it possible! He brought a little booklet and has printouts for teaching us about the different symbols at the temples and shrines we went to. He was so knowledgeable and easy to get along with. He showed us how to respectfully enter the temples and shrines. He even helped us get on the train to our next stop Osaka. We seriously would have been lost without him and he was very patient and extremely kind. Also, We really wanted sushi and desserts and he took us to some eat delicious food! He really tailors his tour to whatever you want to do. Overall, we would highly recommend him and we really enjoyed our short time in kyoto!

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms. Maybelle I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice family enjoyed the tour. I had great time as well showing your family around Kyoto in cherry‐blossom season. It is most beautiful season. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I'm sorry that I walked fast and I made you tired. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Sunny Sunny United States ( Family )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ 1 day highlight of Kyoto ”

Kazu is organized and listened to his group requests. It’s very good to hear the history and what do and don’ts.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Sunny I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed their tour. Moreover, I'm glad that your group enjoyed Kyoto Local foods and ramen. I had great time as well showing your group around Kyoto. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. Moreover, I'm sorry that I made you tired. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Erin Erin Canada ( Family with kids )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ 3 days in Japan on Family vacation ”

We had Kazuhiko for 3 days with 3 adults and 4 children while on shore excursions from a Royal caribbean cruise. We enjoyed his quick pace and friendly manner. He is knowledgeable, flexible and focused on making the most of the day. We asked many questions and he answered them all. He helped secure quick and efficient transportation. I would highly recommend Kazu, he was a pleasure to plan and organize things with. Very prompt in responding and helpful in the months leading up to the trip.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Erin I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice families enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your families around Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo. I'm sorry that I could not guide you well enough because we had no time. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thanks to your nice families, I was able to have a satisfying time. Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Jerryl Jerryl United States ( Family )
Very Good
8 months ago

“ We saw the Ninjo castle, and the Nishiki market. ”

We went to a local place to a sushi bar. The price was much more reasonable than the more tourist places.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Jerryl I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your family enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your family around Kyoto. Moreover, I'm glad that you enjoyed the lunch. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I'm sorry that I made you walk a lot. Does your husband get better? I sincerely hope your family visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide your family again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Clarence Clarence Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ An Excellent and Reliable Guide ”

We were with Mr. Kazu for 3 days; Nara, Kyoto, and Himeji Castle. In those 3 days, we were very happy to be with him as he is most helpful in everything that we needed. He even made lunch reservations for all 3 days for us. I wouldn't hesitate to contact Mr. Kazu again on our next visit to Japan. Thank you very much Mr. Kazu!

Kazuhiko:

Dear Mr.Clarence I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Nara, Kyoto and Himeji. Moreover, I'm glad that your group enjoyed lunch. I'm sorry that I could not show you beautiful Akashi Strait Bridge and beautiful scenery from observation deck at Mt Rokko because of schedule or bad weather. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Cynthia Cynthia United States ( Friends )
Very Good
9 months ago

“ Enjoyed our Kyoto tour with Kazuhiko ”

Kazuhiko was a good tour guide for our group of 6. We were able to understand his English, appreciated his personal stories, and his knowledge of the areas we visited. He was flexible when we wanted to adjust the itinerary due to time constraints. He took us to a lovely, authentic Japanese restaurant for lunch. A pleasant experience all in all.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms. Cynthia I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Kyoto. I'm sorry that I was late because of train accident. Moreover, I am sorry that I made your group hurry. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. Moreover, I hope your group visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide your group again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Amy Amy United States ( Friends )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Fun filled day in Kyoto ”

Kazuhiko, or Kazu as he asked us to call him, was an exceptional guide who went above and beyond to make our experience truly memorable. Even before meeting us for our tour, Kazu was extremely helpful. Our group was rather large (17) and he not only planned a full day of site seeing but also made lunch reservations for the entire group at a delicious soba restaurant. Everyone in our group loved it! During our day, Kazu took us to four of Kyoto’s most beautiful sites and at each location had handouts with details and important information. He did so much pre-work to make the day run smoothly. I highly recommend Kazu as a guide because of his knowledge, helpfulness (a member of our group lost a phone at Konkani-ji temple and he helped us located it), attention to details and delightful p... read more

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Amy Hinds I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your nice group around Kyoto. Moreover, thank you for your nice present. I have guided many groups for about 4 years. However, it is first time for me to guide a large group of people by public transportation. Thanks to your help, I was able to guide them smoothly. Moreover, your group was well organized and they listened to my explanation earnestly. Therefore, I was able to do my best. Thank you!! I'm sorry that I have made your group walk a lot. I hope that they remove tiredness. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and many students become interested in Japanese culture, arts, history etc.. I sincerely hope you and your m... read more

Alisa Alisa United States ( Family )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Kiyoto tour ”

Kazuhiko was a wonderful guide. His English was easy to understand and he was very knowledgeable. He is a fast walker so be forewarned. We would highly recommend his services.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Alisa I appreciate your feedback. I'm sorry that I walked fast. Do you feel refreshed? I’m very pleased that you enjoyed your tour. I had great time as well showing you around Kyoto. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. Moreover, please visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Winnie Winnie Singapore ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Thank you Mr Kazu :) ”

It was so quick to warm up with Mr Kazu who is warm, friendly and sincere. I don’t think we could cover so much in Kyoto within a day without him. We also appreciated him for the kaiseki lunch which he organised for us. It was a wonderful experience! Thank you. :)

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Winnie Ang I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice family enjoyed the tour. I had great time as well showing your family around Kyoto. I'm glad that you enjoyed lunch. I'm sorry that I have made your family walk a a lot and I made your family tired. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Riza Riza Canada ( Family )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Kyoto Vacation ”

We were supposed to be guided for 2 days but because of my husband being brought to Emergency Hodpital we shortened our tour for 1 day. I asked our guide to refund our 2nd day since my husband was sick to avail the travel but triple lights did not refund our money. I know u have cancellation policy but I hope you are more considerate coz my husband is diagnosed with mild heart failure which he needs rests n possible to fly back to Canada. I am still appealing to refund the cost of the 2nd day tour. Thank you.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Riza I appreciate your feedback. Are your husband all right ? When I received your email in the morning, I was very surprised and I went to your hotel. Moreover, I sent email to Triplelights about refund. Because of cancellation policy, you can not receive refund. There is nothing I can do about that. Sorry!! I pray that your husband get well soon. Thank you! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

April April United States ( Friends )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Very nice and informative! ”

Kazuhiko was a very good guide for our group of 14. Even though he had a bit of trouble understanding us and us him, he did a great job trying to explain everything in English as best as he could. His English was definitely better than our Japanese. (smile) Kazu (as he told us to call him), was very knowledgeable and the group enjoyed listening to him explain all things about his family life, culture, economics, politics and more. He was super friendly and accommodating. We really enjoyed our day with him and would gladly recommend his services to anyone. We would include a group photo, but this review doesn't have a place to select add photos. Thanks again, April & group

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.April I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Osaka and Kyoto. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I hope the cranes ("Orizuru") which I gave present will remind your group of this tour in Japan. I'm sorry that I skipped some spots, because we did not time to visit the spots. I sincerely hope your group visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide your group again. Moreover, I would like to show your group more beautiful spots in japan. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Alice Alice United States ( Friends )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Osaka tour ”

Very informative. Friendly

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Alice I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Osaka. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I'm sorry that I made your group walk a lot. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

AZLEEN AZLEEN Malaysia ( Friends )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Good and professional service ”

Very nice and friendly guide. Too bad we did not have long time to spend with him.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms. AZLEEN I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Kyoto. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I also wanted to spend time more with you. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Jamie Jamie United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Exceptional Private Day Tour of Kyoto with TripleLights Guide, Kazu ”

We toured Kyoto for our first time with local expert, Kazuhiko. We found "Kazu" from a list of available private tour guides from the TripleLights.com website. From the initial planning stages, he communicated thoroughly with our itinerary and answered any and all questions very promptly. He went over and beyond by providing detailed maps and information for our tour. We specifically wanted to see the Gion district last on our itinerary (hoping to spot a Geiko or Maiko), so he rearranged our itinerary to accommodate it. We were on an Asia cruise with Windstar with a stop in the Osaka for 2 nights. We only had one day to see the cultural and historical sights of Kyoto. Kazu meet us promptly at the meeting point outside the cruise passenger terminal. We navigated throughout Kyoto by ... read more

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Jamie I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your couple enjoyed the tour. I had great time as well showing your couple around Kyoto. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I hope that you you can gain a lot of knowledge about spots in Kyoto, Japanese history and culture through the tour. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. I would like to show you other beautiful spots in Japan. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Christine Christine Philippines ( Friends )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Very kind and accomodating tour guide ”

We had a great time with Kazu during our 4-day tour in Kyoto-Nara-Osaka. Although his English pronunciation can still be improved, still we were able to understand and communicate with him. Also, it would be good if he can give more information about the places that we visited and the cities that we stayed as well. There were times when we asked some history questions and he could not really answer them. However, the following day he managed to do some research and give us answer to our questions. He is very kind and very flexible. And even if our schedule has changed, he will try his best to make up for lost time. He also walks very fast and he allows us to choose the restaurant that we like.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Christine I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Kyoto, Nara and Osaka. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I'm sorry that I walked fast. Moreover, I am sorry that I often made your group hurry. I'm anxious that your members got tired. Regarding bus, the bus company which you made reservation was best. The driver was flexible and kind. I would like to use the bus company. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Sam Sam United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Great guide, confusing interface with 3x lights ”

Kazuhiko did a wonderful job for us. I organized a Kyoto trip for a group coming from a cruise ship. He was knowledgeable and personable. Triplelights seemed confused and the bureaucracy dysfunctional. I have done these kinds of tours all over the world and the companies, on the whole a pretty good. In this case, I was endlessly engaged with different people with one person not aware of what other fellow employees were doing. We loved Japan- wonderful people, enthralling culture and geographic beauty. Go! Thanks again Kazuhiko.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Mr.Sam I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Kyoto. I hope that this tour will become your memorable tour. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. I would like to guide you in many spots in beautiful japan. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Dana Dana United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ A Memorable 2 Days in Kyoto ”

We spent the most wonderful two days in Kyoto with Kazu and had an exceptional experience with him! We had a lot of specific areas we wanted to visit and he was able to keep us on a time schedule so that we were able to do and see everything on our list. We made sure to revisit places on another day to linger and shop in order to maximize our time with Kazu. (Most everything you see at the shops can be purchased at the airport anyway!). Kazu was passionate and proud to share information about his country. He was also very knowledgeable about Japanese history and was able to answer our questions and explain things very well. While English is his second language, I appreciated that Kazu was born, worked, and raised a family in Japan as spending time with him helped us begin to understan... read more

Kazuhiko:

Hello!! I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that you enjoyed your tour. I had great time as well showing you around Kyoto. You also enjoyed tea ceremony and Kaiseki cuisine. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. Moreover, my wife and grand children are pleased to see nice present. Thank you!! I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Howard Howard United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Great Visit in Nara ”

We enjoyed our day in Nara with Kazuhiko. He was very accommodating to meet us at a subway station we were going to be near instead of our hotel. His English is very good as is his knowledge. He is personable and always looked out for our safety with cars, etc. when our tour was over he took the train back with us and made sure we would easily return to our hotel. Also in the weeks before the tour he communicated promptly whenever I had questions.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Mr. Howard I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed the tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Nara. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I think that the huge Buddha statue in Toudaiji temple and deers (messanger of God) in Nara Park will make your group member happy and will surely make your member's dreams come true. I sincerely hope your group visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide your group again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Philip Philip United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Solid two day tour with Kazu ”

We used Kazu for a two day tour of Osaka and Kyoto. Kazu promptly met us at the Four Seasons both mornings before 9am, as promised. He works very hard and literally runs from place to place. We appreciated this as we wanted to see as much as possible in two days. Others may have a hard time keeping up, but he would slow down id you asked. His ability to move through the transit system without even glancing at the maps was very impressive. My only complaint would be that his English skills were only average. He often had a difficult time understanding our questions. His speaking and pronunciation were fine but he sometimes struggled to understand our questions. If you are patient, this shouldn't be a problem, but if you want perfect English, he may not be the best fit. We enjoyed ... read more

Kazuhiko:

Dear Mr.Philip I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your couple enjoyed the tour. I had great time as well showing your couple around Osak and Kyoto. However, I'm sorry about troubling you because of my poor English ability. I think that I have to improve the ability. Thank you for pointing that out. Moreover, I regret that I could not take you to Umeda Sky Building. If I noticed in advance that the building was closed, I could guide you another suitable spot. I believe that the 3 stones which you found and "spiritual snake" which we found by a lucky chance in Sumiyoshi Shinto Shrine make your couple happy. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. I would like ... read more

Deb Deb Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Helpful & knowledgeable tour guide ”

We had a really enjoyable afternoon tour with Kazuhiko in Osaka. Our group consisted of ages from 7 to 86 years, and he was very helpful. We had limited time in Osaka, and Kazuhiko was able to take us to a couple of the key sights in the city, on foot and via subway. It was really easy to communicate with Kazuhiko prior to the tour as well.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Deb I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Osaka. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I'm sorry that I made your group walk a lot. I was anxious about physical conditions of some members who went back to the boat early. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Cristina Cristina United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Excellent Guide (Kyoto, Nara, Osaka) ”

We spent four excellent days with Kazuhiko in Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka. He is extremely friendly, always ready to answer all our questions! He plans the days’ itinerary very well and is always extremely prepared with all the information about the sites and their history. We had four great days with him and would highly recommend him!

Kazuhiko:

Hi Cristina I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice family enjoyed the tour. I had great time as well showing your family around Kyoto, Nara and Osaka. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. Moreover, I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Carlos Carlos Aruba ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Best Guide! Personal service in and around Kyoto ”

With no local language skills and short time to see so much, we are so glad we found Kazu online! Excellent English! On time meeting at our hotel, with personal stories and notes about the chosen sites, the culture difference between temples and shrines and a bit about living in Kyoto. (also pictures on his tablet) Great to get some history and culture ahead and during day (he gave us details before we started and on the trains & busses, not to loos any time) He is so knowledgable and it's obvious he loves his job. With good prior correspondence, he helped us choose between so many wonderful sights (we choose the bigger, busier shrines & temples, further from our hotel where we needed more guidance. we were even able to make a change during our day when we asked about a beautiful Bamboo... read more

Kazuhiko:

Hi Carlos I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your couple enjoyed your tour. I had great time as well showing your couple around Kyoto. I'm sorry that I made you walk a lot in record-breaking hottests day. Moreover, I'm sorry taht I walked fast. I also had nice time with your couple. Thank you!! I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. And, I hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again in other many spots in Japan. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Andrea Andrea United States ( Family )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Kyoto Highlights ”

We spent our first full day in Kyoto with Kazuhiko for a Kyoto highlight tour. We were staying at an Airbnb in the Higashiyama neighborhood, but we ended up meeting Kazu at a hotel near Kyoto station as it was an easier meeting place. We used public transportation to go to Fushimi Inari Shrine, Arashiyama Bamboo Forest and Monkey Park, Nishiki Market, Gion District (and spotted some geiko and maiko!). We had seven in our group, including our children (ages 5, 8, 10) and my parents. Kazu was very flexible with us as we altered our plans a bit based on everyone's interests, physical ability and the heat (it was 100 degrees). We added the monkey park to the itinerary while we were in Arashiyama, which required about a 20 minute walk up the mountain to the park (my parents stayed in the t... read more

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Andrea I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice family enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your nice family around Kyoto. I'm sorry that I had made you walk a lot, and I'm sorry that I walked fast. Moreover, I'm sorry that I did not use a subway, though you had 1-day subway pass. Because, there are only 2 subway lines in Kyoto. I have guided many foreign tourists for several years. However,that was the first time I had guided guests in a record-braking hottest day, and that was the first time I had gone to Monkey park 4 times in a month. Therefore, I could not guide you enough, though I had tried to do my best, because I was also slight tired, Sorry!! I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. Moreover, I sincerely hope ... read more

Robert Robert United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ great guide ”

great guide, great sevice, a very nice person, would use again next time in Japan

Kazuhiko:

Dear Mr.Robert I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your family enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Kyoto. I apologize that I made your family walk a lot in the hot weather. I'm anxious that your family got tired. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. Please visit Japan again, if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Noreen Noreen United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Efficient, professional guide ”

Kazu is a very efficient and professional guide. He took care of my family of 11 in Kyoto as part of a shore excursion from Maizuru port. Correspondence with him prior to the trip was a breeze and he replied promptly to my queries. We appreciate his being organized, knowledgeable, and flexible as we visited must-see places in Kyoto. Overall, a very enjoyable and memorable trip! Thanks Kazu!

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Noreen I appreciate your feedback. I’m glad that your family had a nice time in Kyoto. I apologize that I made your family walk a lot in hottest weather. I had also great time as well showing your family around Kyoto. I hope that this tour will become your memorable tour. Please visit japan again. If so, I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

MARYANN MARYANN United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ We loved Kazu!! He was so helpful and very knowledgeable on the history of Osaka!! ”

He was our tour guide for both Osaka and Kyoto! He was wonderful and prompt. He was very informative and very helpful! My kids even enjoyed having him as our tour guide! Thank you again so much Kazu for everything!!

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Maryann I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Osaka and Kyoto. In spite of the hottest days, I'm pleased that your group enjoyed the tour. Moreover, your kid presented me with small shell. That is my life treasure. Thank you!! I sincerely hope this tour will become memorable tour. Please visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide your group again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Maribel Maribel United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Very nice person and excellent tour guide ”

Kazu was an excellent tour guide, very professional, organized, and flexible in accordance to rearranging our schedule if needed. Even thought we went through an earthquake together, he kept the calm and tried to show us as much as possible. He took us for lunch to a local restaurant and we really enjoyed the food. I wish I had been able to do the next day tour with him. The earthquake was a very scary experience but Kazu kept us calmed and still made it very enjoyable day for us. We're really grateful Kazu.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Maribel I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your family enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Kyoto. However, I regret that I could not guide you in Hiroshima. (After that earthqueake, no earthquake happened.) Moreover, I regret that we did not have enough time to visit spots in Kyoto because some trains stopped. I'm glad that you spent enjoyable time, though the earthquake gave you a dreadful experience. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Ma. Cecilia Ma. Philippines ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Very organized guide ”

Mr Kazu was an excellent guide. He has good English skills and responds to queries right away. We were a group of 10 and he navigated us smoothly around Kyoto. Mr Kazu's personal touch made our tour more enjoyable.

Kazuhiko:

Hello!! I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Kyoto. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Salamat !! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Tim Tim United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Highlight of Kyoto Trip! ”

We wouldn’t have been able to see as many areas nor be as efficient on the train without Kazu! He was an AMAZING tour guide! He also was very accommodating with our large party and understanding with a baby on board. Kazu was also very personable, showed us very interesting sites, and even tried to get us an earlier train since we finished a little early because of the baby! Highly recommended guide; Kazu was the best tour guide we’ve ever had!?

Kazuhiko:

Hi! Tim I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Kyoto. I hope that your group remove tiredness. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and I hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Nia Nia Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Kyoto Group Tour ”

We were in Koyoto for the day and had requested Kazu's help to visit 4 sites (Fushimi Inari-Taisha, Bamboo Forest, Ginkakuji and Kyomizu Temple) which required buses and trains, as they were located in various directions. Kazu, kept us on target and delivered what was promised and more by taking to Gion, we were all impressed! There was loads of walking and Kazu really set the pace, which we enjoyed. Kazu, thank you for an awesome day in Kyoto.

Kazuhiko:

Hi Nia I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Kyoto. I'm anxious that you got tired, because we visited many places. Sorry!! I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Jacob Jacob United Kingdom ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Very successful trip ”

He was very good . Very polite and helpful . We highly enjoyed the 3 days we spent with him . We recommend him to other tourists .

Kazuhiko:

Dear Mr.Jacob I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Kanazawa, Shirakawa and Takayama. I'm sorry that you got tired in Takayama because we walked around the city. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Alina Alina Brazil ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Kyoto’s perfect day ”

Kazu was fantastic!!! He made all the difference to us visiting Kyoto’s most important temples. Kazu knows a lot about Japan history and also about it’s religious context, and he was very generous on sharing this knowledge with us. He’s also diligent on preparing in advance the perfect route to our tour, once we’d asked him about too many spots for a short period of time. Moreover, he’s a wonderful person and we felt like we got a friend.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Alina I appreciate your feedback. It was rainy day, however, I’m very pleased that your couple enjoyed the tour and having lunch. I had great time as well showing your couple around Kyoto. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide your couple again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Helen Helen Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Knowledgeable and easy to get along with ”

Kazuhiko was very organised, and along with his great sense of humour, he introduced us to the wonders of Kyoto. We appreciated being shown how to use the buses and trains and managed to see and do so much in one day. He also took the time to outline more sights for us to explore during the rest of our visit as well as outling the routes to take. Thank you Kazuhiko, you were great company.

Kazuhiko:

Hi Helen I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that you enjoyed your tour. i also enjoyed the tour with you. I sincerely hope this tour will become your memorable tour. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Roger Roger United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Outstanding Day in Kyoto! ”

Kazuhiko is a very intelligent, understanding and thoughtful tour guide! He helped to ensure that we received to most number of tourist sites to see for the time that we were allotted at Kyoto. He bent over backward to ensure that we were comfortable traveling on an unfamiliar rail system by traveling to our port and literally guiding us all the way to Kyoto and back to Osaka! This was clearly above and beyond the call of “hosting foreigners” in the wonderful country of Japan! I highly recommend “Kazu” to anyone who is visiting Japan! Thank you Kazu! His wife made origami cranes as a gift for us too! What a wonderful day!

Kazuhiko:

Dear Mr.Roger I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice family enjoyed their tour. You visited Arashiyama, Kinkkauji (Golden Pavilion), Nishiki Market, Fushimi Inari Shinto Shrine and Gion. I had great time as well showing your family around Kyoto. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and your family visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Crystal Crystal United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ One day tour of Kyoto ”

I traveled solo to Kyoto and Kazuhiko was the best guide I could hope for. I wished to visit many locations and he was able to accommodate me, navigating me through the buses, trains, and subways I otherwise would not have known how to take on my own. Kazu was very friendly and polite, and always took the time to explain the history of the places that we visited. He was very informative! I learned a lot about the different places we visited. Among many other things, I learned how to properly enter a Shinto shrine, how to purify my hands, and say a prayer. I also learned about the maiko and geiko in Gion. I felt very glad to have Kazu explain these things to me. The next time I come to Japan I will definitely request to have Kazu be my guide again. Thank you for making my trip to Kyoto so m... read more

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Crystal I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that you enjoyed your tour. I had great time as well showing you around Kyoto. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Tiffany Tiffany United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Awesome tour guide! ”

He really does a great job explaining each site, he was fun, he makes jokes, and excellent English. I would highly recommend him as your tour guide!!

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Tiffany I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed the tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Kyoto. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. Moreover, I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

keyur Keyur India ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Cheery blossom ”

We have been to many countries and had many guides before. However, Mr. Kazuhiko by far the best guide we ever had. Not because he took us to the best places and explained everything in detail. He of course did that. He is the best because he is caring, loving, most dedicated and responsible person. Truly a very good human being. I guess this too is Japanese tradition.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Mr.Keyur I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Nara, Osaka and Kyoto. I hope that you will also enjoy your tour in Hakone and Tokyo. Moreover, I'm sorry that I rushed you sometimes. Please accept my apologies I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Connie Connie United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Osaka night food tour ”

Kazuhiro was one of the best guides we have ever had. We had an issue with my husband losing his wallet and he went over and beyond to help us He called our hotel and gave them the name of the restaurant with s map of location and even called the restaurant to see if we left behind. The food he selected was wonderful and showed great concern about our food allergies. Kazu spoke excellent English and we are so lucky to have him as our guide.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Connie I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that you enjoyed Osaka local food. I also had great time. However, I regret that his wallet was not be found. I sincerely hope this night tour in Osaka was memorable. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Fei Fei Philippines
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Thank you Kazu ”

He may need to improve more on the directions for our itinerary but overall we know he did his very best. Thank you Kazu for a wonderfull trip. ☺️

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Fei I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice family enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your family around Kyoto and Osaka. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Ileana Ileana United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Most memorable day in Kyoto ”

Kazuhico was a wonderful guide! He filled our day from early morning to dusk with monkey park, bamboo grove, the golden pavilion, temples, shopping and a great lunch. He is a kind gentleman with tremendous energy and a sincere desire to please. He was always looking for opportunities to take great pictures of us with our camera. He answered all out questions in excellent English and provided background information on the sights we visited. He also taught us how to use the bus, the train and he subway! We could not have had a better guide. We highly recommend him!

Kazuhiko:

Hello!! Ms.Ileana I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice family enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your family around Kyoto. I'm sorry that I made your family tired. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Lily Lily Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Mr. Kazuhiko ”

Mr. Kazuhiko is an excellent guide. He is a very nice man and he guided us to all the places as committed. He was able to point out important point of each place visited. I'm highly recommending him as a tour guide

Kazuhiko:

Happy New Year!! I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Kyoto and Osaka. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Amanda Amanda United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Comprehensive Tour of Kyoto ”

We were able to see a lot of sights through Kazuhiko’s tour. He even added a couple of things to the list of sights that he thought we would like. Kazu (which he asked us to call him) gave printouts to each one of us about the history of Japan and the temples/shrines that we visited. Kazu also took us to a nice Soba restaurant that we enjoyed. Kazu took many pictures of us and it was so nice having the whole family in the pictures. He went out of his way to offer and to take these photos. It was a jam-packed day and we were able to see a lot of things due to his fast pace. Kazu is a very nice man. From the very beginning he went out of his way to help us. He sent very helpful information before the tour including information about where we were staying. He is very infor... read more

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Amanda Morris I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice family enjoyed the tour and lunch. I had great time as well showing your family around Kyoto. Moreover, I sincerely hope many pictures remind you of a fun time and this experience was memorable. If your family ever come to Japan again, I would be very happy to guide your family again in the future. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Dan Dan United States ( Solo )
Very Good
2 years ago

“ Kazuhiko was a very pleasant and helpful guide. ”

Kazuhiko did a lot of preparation work for my fairly specialized objectives, and our email correspondence before our day together was quite productive. He was pleasant company, too, and knew all the transportation connections to reach my two widespread objectives in Nara, Horyu-ji and the Kasugayama Primeval Forest preserve.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Mr.Dan Rau Thank you for your feedback. I also enjoyed the tour with you. I hope that this tour will become your memorable tour. Please visit japan again. I would like to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Cristina Cristina United States ( Couple )
Good
2 years ago

“ Temples, Temples, Temples ”

I could not believe that we visited six (6) temples in one day. Very tiring but well worth it. Would suggest that people be ready to do a lot of walking and climbing up and down. We were quite exhausted by the end of the day.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Cristina Williams Thank you for feedback. I'm sorry that I made you tired. I shoud have taken care of your condition. I'll use your feedback. Mooreover, thank you for your suggestion. Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Michael Michael Georgia ( Couple )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Very energetic and kind guide ”

We had a wonderful day with Kazuhiko in Kyoto. We managed to visit quite few places in a half day and Kazuhiko's excellent navigation skills to use local transportation system was extremely useful. He never rushed us around and during the tour provided a lot of interesting information about sights we visited. I would definitely recommend Kazuhiko San if someone is looking for a guide who is friendly, has a good knowledge of Kyoto and values the time, since Kazuhiko can easily combine all three.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Mr.Michael Giorgadze Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad that you enjoyed the tour. I had great time as well showing you around Kyoto. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Thanh Thanh United States ( Friends )
Very Good
2 years ago

“ Osaka tour ”

Kazuhiko was really patient and helpful. He communicated well with me during the booking and before the tour. He tried to cover everything in the tour of Osaka and took our group to the last destination on time.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Mr.Thanh I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Osaka. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I sincerely hope your group visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide your group again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Alla Alla United States ( Couple )
Poor
2 years ago

“ Good knowledge, but very poor English ”

Kazuhiko has a pretty good knowledge of the subject and places we visited. He was trying his best to accommodate our needs, to cover all places planned for the day. He had a lot of prepared material to share with us, chose excellent place to have a lunch. However, his English pronunciation makes it's close to impossible to understand him. It made the whole experience not quite satisfyable..

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Alla I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that you enjoyed your tour. I 'm sorry that my poor English made your experience not quite satisfyble. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Elvee Elvee United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Kyoto tour with Kazuhiko ”

We booked a tour with Kazuhiko as a shore excursion during our port stop in Kobe, and he was excellent! He met us at the Kobe cruise port and went with us by train to Kyoto, where we toured through sights that we specifically requested including the Golden Pavilion and Nishiki Market. He provided lots of information on history and culture, and we loved this full day tour. He was prompt with communication, as well, which we appreciated. We would love to book another tour with him whenever we return.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Elvee Froehlich I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that you enjoyed this tour. I had great time as well showing you around Kyoto. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Ellen Ellen United States ( Friends )
Good
2 years ago

“ kyoto and Osaka visit ”

When we met Kazuhiko, my friend and I had already spent two weeks traveling in Japan. therefore we did not do the routine tourist attractions offered in Kyoto. I I believe that he was somewhat surprised when we asked to change our requested itinerary, but he graciously accommodated us. He was always punctual , polite and willing to do what we requested. We had some new and different eating experiences . However he struggles with English and at times we found it difficult to communicate with each other.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms. Ellen Hart I appreciate your feedback. I'm sorry that you found it difficult to communicate with each other, because of my English. I had great time showing you around Kyoto, Osaka, Himeji and Hiroshima. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Priscillia Priscillia Singapore ( Family with kids )
Very Good
2 years ago

“ Half day Osaka n a day Kyoto ”

Kazu SAN is very helpful n accomodating guide. He is very nice person.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms. Priscillia I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your family enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your family around Osaka, Nara and Kyoto. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I sincerely hope your family visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide your family again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Will Will United Kingdom ( Family with kids )
Good
2 years ago

“ Interesting tour of Kyoto ”

Kazuhiko had some good suggested sites on the tour, struggled with his english, and we spent a lot of the 5 hour tour on public transport. Although we acknowledge getting around Kyoto is not as easy as Tokyo.

Kazuhiko:

Hi Will I appreciate your feedback. Moreover, I'm sorry that you struggled with my English. I hope that this tour will become your memoeable tour. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Nalin Nalin Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Thank you Kazu!! ”

Thank you Kazu for guiding us through Osaka... We can't imagine how to do this without your help.. Our kids really miss you when you left us at the end of the tour... Hope to see you again in the future..

Kazuhiko:

Dear Mr.Nalin Perera I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Osaka. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I sincerely hope your member visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide them again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Alessandro Alessandro United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Osaka Personal Tour - 10 hours! ”

Kazuhiko was extremely professional and we couldn't have asked for a better guide on our day around Osaka. He took us exactly to the places we desired to visit in our custom tour (including all the way to the Kofun burial grounds). We traveled with our 1 year old baby and he was very patient and helped us find all the ways throughout Osaka to take our baby with our stroller.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Mr. Alessandro I appreciate your feed back. I’m very pleased that you enjoyed your tour. I had a great time as well showing you around Osaka. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Mikhail Mikhail United States ( Family with kids )
Good
2 years ago

“ Structured/organized but lacks depth ”

We found Togo to be a very nice gentleman. He was friendly, helpful, very organized. He tried to do his best to answer our questions. We found him to be punctual and helpful but lacking in-depth knowledge on the subject, or at least struggling a little bit with transferring it to us. This may not be an issue for everyone but for us it was. We felt that at time he could not find the right words to express himself. We did like that he provided us with a lot of colorful visuals (maps, time tables) that he printed for us. He was definitely trying his best.

Kazuhiko:

Hello!! Thank you for your message, I'm glad that your family enjoyed the tour in Kyoto. I also enjoyed the tour with your nice family. I hope that the tour will become your memorable tour. Please visit Japan again in near future. I hope to see you all again sometime! Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Ellen Ellen United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Excellent Guide! ”

Mr. Goto was a wonderful guide. Very sweet, knowledgeable, efficient (he can zip everyone on & off trains, which saved us so much time), and flexible. He had planned the day for us in Kyoto, but if we wanted to make any changes it was no problem. We were traveling with two teenage sons. He speaks English very well. It was very hot the day we were with him so he made sure that we had some time inside to cool off. Would definitely recommend him. Thank you to your wife for the origami that you gave us!

Kazuhiko:

Hello!! Thank you for your message. I'm glad that your nice family enjoyed the tour. I also enjyoed the tour with your family. I hope that this tour will become your memorable tour. Please visit Japan again. I would like to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Rob Rob United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Excellent Guide! ”

Goto (his preferred name) was a great guide in Kyoto for two days. He was very knowledgeable and when he wasn't sure of any answers he looked them up overnight for the next day. He was flexible and pleasant to be with. His English is 90% but we had fun learning from each other.

Kazuhiko:

Hello!! Thank you for your message. I'm glad that you enjoyed the tour. I also enjoyed this tour with your nice family. Please visit Japan agein. Moreover, I would like to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Adrian Adrian United Kingdom ( Couple )
Very Good
2 years ago

“ Day in Kyoto visiting Fushimi Inari Shrine, Arashiyama Forest, Golden Pavillion, Ryoan-Ji Garden & gion ”

We (family 4) spent a great day with Goto in Kyoto in August. We met at Kyoto central station and were off! Goto had planned our time and was really keen to show us the maximum of Kyoto he could fit in the day. In fact due to the high temperatures we couldn't get through the schedule but Goto adjusted so we had a longer lunch at a great belt sushi restaurant that our children loved. Goto was a good company over the day, we enjoyed good conversation and learnt a little Japanese (very little!), and connected. Thanks Goto for your commitment to showing us everything and the great company.

Kazuhiko:

Hello!! Thank you for your message. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour, though is was hot day. I also enjoyed the tour with your nice family. Please visit Japan again. I would like to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

lee Lee Canada
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Kyoto/Hiroshima/myajima ”

Myself, spouse and 17 year old son had the pleasure of Goto's company and knowledge while spending a few days in the Kyoto region. Goto's knowledge of the area and of the Japanese culture was outstanding and the experience felt more like being guided by a local family member or friend, then that of an agency employee. We were able to see more in a short period of time then we ever could on our own and every expectation was met with flying colors. Goto was prepared, flexible and accommodating throughout and I highly recommend you don't pass up the chance to use his services. Thank you Goto and to your wife as well for the beautiful oragami. Lee McMartin Canada

Kazuhiko:

Thank you for your massage. I'm glad to hear that your family enjoyed the tour. I also enjoyed this tour with your nice family. I hope that this tour will become your memorable tour. Moreover, I would like to guide you in other spots in Japan in near future again. Thank you!!

Fiona Fiona United Kingdom ( Family with kids )
Very Good
2 years ago

“ Efficient & knowledgeable guide ”

Goto was an efficient and knowledgeable guide who was keen to share what he knew with my family. He was friendly and welcoming, ensuring my 2 sons were included in the tour and that any help we needed was given.

Kazuhiko:

Hi Flona Thank you for your message. I also enjoyed the tour with your nice family. I hope that this tour will become your memorable tour. Moreover, I would like to guide you again in near future. Thank you !!

Peggy Peggy United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Awesome Time in Kyoto! ”

We had a wonderful time in Kyoto. Goto was very friendly, personable, accommodating, and patient with us. We had made some last minute changes to the itinerary and Goto was very flexible and adaptive to switching things around. He spoke English very well and is very knowledgeable about the history and culture. He also helped us pick out some great spots for lunch - as we wanted to try restaurants and cuisine that more of the locals would do. We would recommend anyone looking to use Goto as a tour guide in Japan! Thank you, Goto for showing us around Kyoto!! All the best, Jimmy and Peggy

Kazuhiko:

Hello!! Thank you for your message. I'm glad to receive it. I also enjoyed the tour with your nice family. I hope that this tour will become memorable tour. Moreover, please visit Japan again. I would like to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Gay Annette Gay Philippines ( Couple )
Very Good
2 years ago

“ Enjoyed our stay! ”

Our daily itinerary was well-organized. Don't be deceived by his looks as he walks surprisingly very fast! We all enjoyed our tour in Kyoto as Mr. Kazuhiko (or Mr. Goto San ) was very friendly, kind and patient with all of us. He even provided us with lists of tourist spots and Japanese phrases. We had no problem communicating with him as he spoke English well. We are grateful for the origami that his wife prepared for each one of us. So glad that we got Mr. Kazuhiko as our tour guide.

Kazuhiko:

Hello!! Thank you for your message. My wife and I are glad to receive it. I also enjoyed the tour with your nice group. I hope that this tour will become memorable tour. Moreover, please visit Japan again. I would like to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Arlyn Arlyn Philippines ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Very Patient Guide ”

Kazuhiko was very collaborative right from the start. He helped me work on an itinerary that would suit my party of 7 pax (3 kids-11/9/7, 4 adults) and helped arrange a private van at a very reasonable cost. He has a very good grasp of the English language. He was very patient with my group and could easily adjust the timing based on the interest and strength of the participants (my 75 y/o mom was with us). When we were brought back to the hotel, he recommended interesting places around the area for us to check out on our free time. For improvement: it would be more interesting if he could add snippets of info about the area while we are in transit, or Japanese culture in general.

Kazuhiko:

Hello!! Arlyn Thank you for your email. I'm glad to receive it. I also enjoyed the tour with your nice family. I hope that this tour will become memorable tour in Japan. Moreover, I hope that I would like to guide you in Japan again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Dawn Dawn United States ( Friends )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Nderful two days. ”

He was great!! Never saw a man go so far out of his way to make our trip go so smoothly. He bought our train tickets for us in advance , due to Golden Week. He took us every where We wanted to go and more. I would recommend him in a minute. I feell so bad I didn't get to say good bye. I was getting the tickets at the hotel. Have a nice trip with your students. Thanks for a wonderful two days. Dawn.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Dawn Mortensen Thank you for your emai. I'm glad that you enjoyed the tour. I also enjoyed the tour with you and your nice group. I hope this tour will become your memorable tour. Moreover, I hope you will visit Japan again. I'm sorry that I cound not say good bye. Please enjoy today's festival. I will also enjoy next guide with students. Thank you so much!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Dolly Dolly United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ What a nice man! ”

We had an excellent day with Kazuhiko Goto. He adapted the 8 hour tour to our requests, substituting Nijo Castle for a temple we had already visited. In all, he got us around to visit quite a number of Kyoto's treasures. The pace and the information was excellent, all delivered with a wonderful smile.

Kazuhiko:

Hello!! Thank you for your nice message. I'm glad that you enjoyed the tour with me. I also enjoyed the tour with you. I hope that this tour will become your memorable tour. Moreover, I would like to guide you in Japan again. Please visit Japan again. Thank You!! Kazuhiko Goto

Alexandra Alexandra Netherlands ( Couple )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Very good guide with lots of knowledge, good English and humor ”

During our stay in Kyoto, Goto san was our guide for 3 days. We have seen a lot of interesting shrines and temples each with its own history. Goto san was able to share the history of the visited location and the Japanese history. Our children (6 and 8) also enjoyed the trips, especially the Nara visit with the deers and the monkey mountain at the edge of Kyoto. We used public transportation where possible and taxis when required to see the most at a reasonable price. We enjoyed his companionship, his expertise, humor, his choice for authentic lunch locations and all combined made our 3 days a memorable trip.

Kazuhiko:

Thank you for your message. I'm glad to receive it. I also enjoyed the tour witn your nice family. Moreover, this tour has became my memorable tour. I hope that you will visit Japan again and I will guide you again. Thank you so much!! Best regards, Kazuhuiko Goto

Sigrid Sigrid United States
Excellent
2 years ago

“ a day in Kyoto with Kazuhiro-san ”

I wanted to thank Kazuhiro-san again for a wonderful full day of guiding in Kyoto. We were four friends, arriving with Celebrity cruises in Kobe, and Kazu-san picked us up at the ship to bring us via train to Kyoto, where he had a taxi waiting for us. His guiding was excellent and we saw all the major attractions in Kyoto and even more than we expected. It was a long but rewarding day and we enjoyed Kazu-san's knowledge and his company. I highly recommend his service to other travelers. Thank you again for a wonderful day. Sigrid Harris

Kazuhiko:

Hello!! Thank you for your message. I also enjoyed the tour with your nice group. The tour will become my memorable tour too. I hope that I will guide you in japan again. Thank you so much!! Kazuhiko Goto

Farahin Farahin Singapore ( Family )
Very Good
2 years ago

“ A very fulfilling 1-day Kyoto Trip ”

Goto-san was very intellectual and had a lot of things to share about Kyoto and the history of Japan, which my father enjoyed very much. Our objective of the trip was to take nice pictures of the cherryblossoms and Goto-san was very knowledgeable about which spots would be good for sakura viewing & for taking pictures . Though we ran a tight schedule, with about 5 places to visit (including kimono wearing which takes about an hour!), Goto-san was very patient and did not rush us for anything. He was also very flexible when we suddenly had a change of plans; offering us different alternatives so that we could meet deadlines (of returning the kimono) and at the same time visit all the places in our check list. Though he may take a while to understand you, his english is rather decent. Overa... read more

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms. Farahin Thank you for your message. I also enjoyed the tour with you. Moreover, thank you for nice photo. The photo reminds me of the pleasant tour. I hope that the tour in Japan will become your memorable tour and I hope that you will visit Japan again. I would like to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Angela Angela United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Kyoto tour ”

We had a wonderful time with Goto-san in Kyoto. His English is very good. He was very helpful in getting our reservations to the kaiseki dinner/maiko show after our tour and he made sure we got to the restaurant on time. He also gave instructions to the restaurant on getting a taxi back to our ryokan afterwards. We had a very busy day and we were able to see so many sights. Goto-san had us going at a quick pace-good thing we are in good shape :) My husband was happy since we didn't spend too much time shopping at all the siuvenir/gift shops that lined the walk ways to the temples/shrines. My only recommendation is to get a prepaid card for mass transit (ioca, suica, pasmo). It would have been easier to pay for our rides that way instead of having to fish out coins to pay. Overal... read more

Kazuhiko:

Hello!! Thank you for your message. I also had a nice time with your nice family. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour, dinner with maiko show. I hope that this tour will become your memorable tour in Japan. Moreover, I hope that I would like to guide you in near future again. Please visit Japan again!! Thank you!!

Anja Anja Germany ( Couple )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Best tour guide we've ever had! ”

Kazuhiko was our tour guide for one day in Kyoto. He did a fantastic job telling us about the Japanese history and traditions while we were visiting several sights in Kyoto. For lunch, he took us to an amazing and really affordable Sushi place. After the extended tour, he even helped us with buying train tickets to our next destination and he gave us origami swans handmade by his lovely wife! (Thank you so much!) Kazuhiko went an extra mile to introduce us to his fascinating country! We would recommend him to anyone visiting Japan! Thanks again for an unforgettable day! :-) Anja & Halim

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Anja & Mr.Halim Thank you for your nice message. I'm glad to receive it. I also enjoyed the tour with you. Thank you!! I hope that the tour will become your memorable tour. Moreover, I hope that I would like to guide you in Japan again in near future. Please visit japan again!! Thank you so much!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Nora Nora Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Kyoto tour ”

Great job done Kazuhiko.

Kazuhiko:

Hello!! Nora Thank you for your message, I also enjoyed the tour with you, i hope that this tour become your memorable tour, Please visit Japan again. Thank you! Kazuhiko Goto

Mark Mark United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Friendly and very informative. ”

We toured Kyoto & Osaka with Goto. On time, flexible to our needs and prepared. Goto had handouts, maps, and a handy langauge cheat sheet. He answered all the questions we had. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a tour of Kyoto or Osaka!

Kazuhiko:

Hello!! Thank you for your comments. I also enjoyed the tour with your nice family. I hope that this tour will become your memorable tour. Moreover, I hope that you will visit Japan again in near future. I would like to meet your family. Thank you so much!!

matthew Matthew United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Very informative experience ”

I found Kazuhiko to be extremely knowledgeable about every attraction, activity, and/or icon we encountered. He himself has clearly had a very interesting life so that was icing on the cake of a very special experience!

Kazuhiko:

Happy New Year!! Matthew Thank you for your message. I'm glad to receive it. I also enjoyed this tour with you. I hope that this tour will become your memorable tour. Please visit Japan again in near future. I would like to guide you in many beautiful spots in Japan. Wishing you a happy and wish fulfilling New Year!! Thank you!!

Sharifah Sharifah Singapore ( Couple )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Good day in Kyoto with Mr.Goto ”

We have a good 5 hours sight seeing trip with Mr Goto. Despite his age, he is still strong and he can even walk faster than us! Mr Goto is a very experience guide and speak good english. We enjoyed our day in Kyoto because of him. Thank you Mr Goto.Looking forward to visit there again.

Kazuhiko:

Hello!! Thank you for your message. I'm glad that you enjoyed the tour with me. I would like to guide you in many spots in Japan in near future. I hope it will be a brilliant year. Thank you so much!!

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