A memorable day seeing the wonders of Kyoto. The day was made all the more special by our guide. As we wanted to see so many things, Toshiyo was most helpful & flexible in organising our day. Her knowledge about the sites & culture of Kyoto left us with fond memories..... highly recommended!!!
Dear Peter Thank you very much for warm hearted review. I am happy you liked Kyoto and our culture. Please come back again in spring and autumn. The more beautiful Kyoto will be waiting for you. Thank you. Toshiyo
We had terrific tours of Kyoto, Horyuji and Nara. Lots of fun. Will never forget how she arranged surprise kimono experience for the grand girls. She also raced ahead for us to have special lunch. Overall patient with us, flexible and a great tour guide. Hope to see her again in a couple years.
Dear Ed and lovely girls Very very enjoyable time with you. I appreciate you having me as your guide. Thank you very much. Hope to see you again. Best regards. Toshiyo
This petite sophisticated Japanese teacher dipped us into the complexities of the Japanese culture - enhancing our appreciation of the country and its people. She was client responsive by adjusting the program at our request and made the day fit into an already busy schedule. Her grace, curiosity and intelligence made the time spent with her very worth while
Thank you very much for you having me as your guide. Your family are all amazing. I learned a lot about different cultures. I am very glad you like Japan. Please come back again when you have time. Thank you. Toshiyo
We spent our first few hours in Kyoto with Toshiyo. We were only in the city for 2 days, and Toshiyo made our full 4 hours so educational and fun. She took us to all of the sights we wanted to see, educated us on the temples and culture and history of Kyoto, and even helped us navigate the bus and subway system as we had just arrived in Japan. Toshiyo made our trip to Kyoto so memorable and helped us maximize our time! We had a great experience, thank you Toshiyo!
Dear Talia Thank you very much for you having me as your guide. I am very glad you enjoyed Kyoto. Please come back again. Thank you very much. Toshiyo
Toshiyo is remarkable and her knowledge about Kyoto's culture and history is extraordinary. She was organized, flexible and attentive to our needs and requests. Oh and she takes great photos too :) My family and I wanted to make the most of our one day trip to Kyoto, and Toshiyo made sure that we did. We would highly recommend her! All the best!
Toshiyo has lots of energy. We saw some amazing highlights of Kyoto. She was very responsive to the needs of our group of 15. Despite the rain it was a very enjoyable time,
Dear David Thank you very much for your having me as your guide and helping me with organizing your group. I hope your young friends love Kyoto and Japan and come back again to explore more. I appreciate your kindness. Best regards. Toshiyo
Toshiyo is very knowledgeable and an expert in Kyoto, with great stories and history on the entire area. We were a party of 8 (including 3 tweens), but i think she is best for a smaller party of maybe four as only a few of us could hear her or engage her at a time. It was a very cold day and drizzled a a bit so maybe that explains her brisk pace, to the point we lost sight of her a few times. Her first suggestion of tofuku-ji temple for fall foliage was amazing and spot on choice, though a brisk 20 min walk. So much color, 3000 maple trees, beautiful temple (skip the zen garden inside). Based on the first two spots, we were done with temples shrines so requested we eat and visit the town of gion. The one area i wish Toshiyo did is to pay attention to the requests. In the email excha... read more
Hi Lori and family Thank you very much for having me as your guide. I was familiar with you because you are a Japanese. I walked a little bit too fast because I thought you wanted to visit more places. A decent lunch box was hard to find. I will keep it in mind and next you come I will prepare the best bento box for you and your husband. Best regards. Toshiyo’s
Picked an amazing guide by booking Toshiyo for a 8 hour journey through Kyoto. Toshiyo customized the itinerary and was flexible and communicated along the way, so I knew where we were heading and how long it would take. Very knowledgeable about Kyoto and the shrines and temples and gates. After 8 hours with Toshiyo, I came away smarter, learned new japanese words, and had an experience I will never forget. Perfect intoduction to the wonders of Kyoto. Book now, before her schedule fills.
Dear Micael, Thank you very much for your warm hearted review . I really appreciate you having me as a guide. I am very glad you love Kyoto. It was a beautiful day. Please come back again. Best regards. Toshiyo
Toshiyo speaks English very fluently. She’s a very knowledgeable about Kyoto history. She’s very kind lady, always try to make her best to tend to our need. We loved every day we went out with her. We fall in love with Kyoto and the people there. Thank you, Toshiyo, you has made our trip to Kyoto with a lot of great memories to be kept. Nga Doan and family.
Dear Nga and family Thank you very much for you having me as your guide. I miss you so much now. I am very glad you love Kyoto. Please come back again anytime. I appreciate your kindness and warm hearts. Best regards. Toshiyo
We are group of 8 from California visiting Kyoto in Fall. Toshiyo was our tour guide for 2 days by walking and public transportation.She had shown great integrity, punctual, good knowledge, and very helpful in all aspects. We truly appreciate her charming and tour guide service. We recommend her for anyone. Cheers !!!
Dear Loi and friends, Thank you very much for you having me as your guide. We had beautiful fine days in Kyoto and I am very glad you enjoyed Kyoto. I appreciate your kindness and warm heart you showed me. Please come back again sometime. Best regards. Toshiyo
Toshiyo was able to successfully guide a very large group (12 seniors) through subways and trains to see the major sights that we requested in Kyoto. Her command of the English language is excellent and her explanations were clear and helped us understand what we were seeing.
Dear Steven and square dancers Thank you very much for having me as your guide. I am sorry that I might have walked fast but I was glad you could see our main tourist spots successfully. I appreciate your kind review. I hope you will have great time another week in Japan. Thank you. Toshiyo
i spend two great days visiting kyoto with toshiyo. she knows place very well and will guide you to many hidde gems in city.
Dear Stephane Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I appreciate you having me as your guide. Hope you come back again with your parents. Best regards. Toshiyo
Our family (16 of us) loved having Toshi guide us through the different sites of Kyoto. We had excellent communication from booking to the end of the tour. She was very flexible and knowledgeable on all the historical sites in Kyoto. I gave her what we wanted to see and she provided input on the best way to cover all of them in 1 day. She provided advice on what to do at each site. She provided historical perspectives to all different sites and pointed other sites along the way. I highly recommend Toshi for anyone visiting Kyoto.
Dear Ramon Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. You have such a beautiful and talented family. Your mother in law is amazing. Hope you have a great impression about Kyoto and Japanese culture. I appreciate you having as a guide. Best regards. Toshiyo
My husband and I wanted to get the most out of our two-days touring in Kyoto, Nara and Osaka, and Toshiyo made sure that we did. Her knowledge of all the local landmarks is extraordinary, and Toshiyo made it her mission to show us all that she could. From adorable monkeys and deer to majestic castles and shrines, Toshiyo hit all the high notes, making our visit to Kyoto and the surrounding area a memorable one. She was terrific.
Dear Laura and Paul Thank you very much for your warm hearted review and I really appreciate you having me as your guide for your special trip in Japan. I hope you could come visit in spring when time. Thank you. Toshiyo
All went well from my first contact with lovely Toshiyo. As for preparation I understood my optional path and places and even we couldn’t do it all Toshiyo open more options for me. It wasn’t my first day in Kyoto and even so Toshiyo made a contact and was asking my status of which sites I already have seen. I our short tour (4 hoursThe pace of progress and constipation was excellent and the track was wonderful. that we choose) but was very effective. Toshiyo was very good with her knowledge about the places and our path stops and of course about Japan with lots of small details. It was fantastic. Will recommend of course for my friends and colleagues. Again, thanks a lot.
Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I really appreciate your having time to write the review. Please say “thank you “ to your attractive wife Tami too. I am very happy you liked walking in my hometown.
Very friendly and organised. Going ahead to check bus schedules etc. She moved very fast and we had to keep checking around for her. Friendly and was efficient at getting us on public transport. We didn’t quite get to all the places we wanted. Her initial itinerary wasn’t possible via public transport. But we loved what we saw and she let us pick and choose where to go.
Hi Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I hope you had a great time in my hometown. If traffic was not so heavy we could go more places in limited time. Please come back again in spring with cherry. Thank you very much for having me your guide. Best regards. Toshiyo
Great guide, really good English.
Hi Thank you very much for the review. I hope you will have great time in Bali island. Toshiyo
Toshiyo is a lovely guide with good English and is very knowledgeable about Japanese history. Communication was good before and during the tour.
Hi Mark Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I appreciate you having me as a guide. I hope you will come back in autumn season. Best regards. Toshiyo
Toshiyo is a very kind and interesting person. She knows Kyoto very well. She took us by bus transport to the east side of the city. We visited some temples and also walked in the older parts of the city. Toshiyo was happy to chat about culture and taught us many things about Japanese lifestyle. We stopped for coffee and lunch along the way and enjoyed chatting during these breaks. Before we ended our tour Toshiyo brought us to Kyoto Station and helped us with onward travel. Overall an excellent visit.
Thank you very much for having me as a guide. I really appreciate meeting you. I liked listening to your super great life. Thank you very much for a key chain with a shamrock and sheep. Very precious. I hope our rugby game will be a good exciting one. Best regards. Toshiyo
It was great she showed us some out of the way temples that were really wonderful.
Thank you very much for the great review. The meaning of the sentence the statue is holding is from Buddha scripture. It was a wonderful day. Thank you for the very lovely pottery. Toshiyo.
We booked Toshio last minute and she did a great job choosing sites that fit our needs.
Dear Marjorie Thank you very much for having me as your guide. And I appreciate your warm hearted review. I am afraid we walked too much on a hot day. It was nice meeting you and your beautiful family. Thank you. Toshiyo
Toshiyo was very knowledgeable. She chose a meeting place near the train station that was easy to find, and she was prompt. We had limited time and she selected several top attractions that gave us a good overview of Kyoto. Her English is very good. She offered us the option of public transport, but we chose taxis because our time was limited and we visited on a very hot day.
Thank you very much for having me as your guide. I appreciate you visiting Kyoto all the way from Osaka port. I wish you had more time so that I could show to more peaceful places. Thank you very much. Toshiyo
Toshiyo was a patient guide---working with us in advance to plan what we wanted to see. We had many suggestions and she always responded well. Even after we in the midst of the Kyoto touring, she was willing to make adjustments when we thought of other places that we wanted to visit. Toshi was always prompt and pleasant. And, her command of English was very good. When there were sites with which she was not totally familiar, she always made sure that there was an appropriate "volunteer" English speaking guide to be with us. If I had one very small suggestion it would be that she slow her walking a bit when necessary.
Dear Jerome Thank you very much for having me as a guide. I hope you could see as many places as possible during your limited precious time. Also I hope you enjoyed and liked Kyoto and Nara. And I feel very sorry for have walked too fast even when there ware ups and downs. I appreciate having me for three days and a half day. I hope to see you again some day. Best regards. Toshiyo
We were a group of four friends on a cruise. We caught the bullet train to Koyoto. In all my dealing with Tosi she was very prompt. Also allowing us to change our time to an hour earlier . We could never have seen all the wonderful sights we visited without Tosi. She was very patient and walked to our pace while still keeping us on track.We would highly recommend Tosi services. Many thanks Tosi for showing us your wonderful city. Marie Mal Joan & Peter.
Dear Marie,Mal,Joan and Peter, Thank you very much for warm hearted review. I appreciate you having me as a guide. I am also glad to know you enjoyed the day. Thank you very much for visiting Kyoto all the way from Kobe port. Please come back again to see cherry trees and autumn leaves. Best regards. Toshiyo
The tour was waste of money . She wasn't explaining neither making it an interesting tour.
Very professional guide, very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We had a very good tour with Toshiyo.
Dear Miguel Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I appreciate you having me as a guide. I hope you will experience more and more memorable days in Japan. Please come back again in autumn. Best regards. Toshiyo
Our day tour around Kyoto with Toshi was great! Toshi has a plan that covered exactly what we wanted to see in Eastern Kyoto while keeping a casual pace. She was quite knowledgeable about all the sites and was patient and gracious as we stopped at stores or bought food around the streets of Gion. We would definitely recommend Toshi as a guide for your time in Kyoto
Dear Juan Thank you very much for warm hearted review. I appreciate you having me as a guide. I am happy to hear you and your beautiful family enjoyed Kyoto. I hope you will come back again to see the autumn leaves. Best regards. Toshiyo’s
My family had a wonderful experience. We only had a day in Kyoto and having Toshiyo to show us around saved us so much time. You will be in good hands. She can maneuvere through the subway and the busy streets. We were able to see a lot in a short time from temples, Shrines, bamboo forest, downtown, monkey park, lunch. She asked us what we wanted to do and customized the tour to our desires and needs. Toshiyo is relaxed and knowledgeable about the city. She constantly provided details and interesting facts about where we were and the history of the places. If you want geat value, you are time conscious and would like personal attention you can't go wrong. We recommend Toshiyo as a guide, much better than being in a large tour waiting around for other people.
Dear Nubia Thank you very much for having me as a guide. I appreciate your warm hearted review. I was much impressed with your international background. Thank you very much for visiting Kyoto all the way. Best regards. Toshiyo
Toshiyo was a wonderful guide for our family of 6. She took us to many interesting places and provided us with the history of each location. We highly recommend Toshiyo!! Thank you for spending such a great day with us!
Dear Sallie Thank you very much for having me as a guide. I appreciate your warm hearted review. I am glad you had an enjoyable time in Kyoto. I was much impressed with your careers and your beautiful family. Thank you so much. Best regards. Toshiyo
Though it started with some difficulties on finding the meeting point (not using a common place), all went smoothly. But actually within 6 hours, it’s rather limited to see most of Kyoto
Dear Fachry Thank you for your review. I think since iKyoto is a big city and far to move from north, west and east. I hope you will come back to see more in Kyoto. Autumn is the best. Thank you for having me as your guide. Toshiyo
We had fun and learned a lot. We shopped ( a little) and Toshiyo found us an amazing kimono shop. More importantly, we toured a castle and temple. We learned a lot about life in Kyoto. She made my 13 yr old very happy finding (as my daughter put it) “the best Ramen place ever!”
Dear Margaret Thank you very much for warm hearted review. I am very glad you enjoyed Kyoto. I hope your husband liked your kimonos. Please come back again to see beautiful autumn in Kyoto. Thank you for having me as your guide. Toshiyo
Toshiyo took us all over kyoto. She showed a perfect understanding of where everything was, and was flexible too. I was only in Kyoto for 1 day and was pleased with everything I got to see. 5 stars!!
My family and I had a wonderful day with Toshiyo who took us to Tenryuji temple and gardens, Arashiyama bamboo forest, saga torimoto preserved street and nishiki market. She was patient, attentive and well versed in the public transportation systems. She gave us historical info as we visited the sites and chatted with my teenage daughter as we walked through Kyoto on a very hot day. Her english was very good and was attentive to our needs. Thank you Toshiyo for making our time in Kyoto so memorable.
Dear Cezanne Thank you very much for warm hearted review. Although it was a hot day., we could spend a happy enjoyable day. I hope you can come back again in autumn with beautiful colored leaves. Thank you for having me as you guide. Toshiyo
Toshi could not have given us a better day. Despite heavy rain in the first half of the day, she navigated our family of 5 across many sites of Kyoto. She was patient and engaging with the kids, and she efficiently moved us around using the Kyoto bus system. She helped us pick a series of sites that aligned with the weather and our goals, including a great lunch spot. Toshi also shared her knowledge about Kyoto and the sites. Her English is very good. We were able to take in so much more of Kyoto with Toshi than we could have done on our own. I give her a 10/10!
Dear Christopher Thank you very much for warm hearted review. Your children are so beautiful , smart and patient. I was much impressed with them. I am so glad you enjoyed the day despite the heavy rain. From July 1 the city bus fare for children is free.so please make the most of it. I appreciate you having me as your guide. Best regards. Toshiyo
We had an excellent day with Toshiyo who proved a knowledgeable and companionable guide. We learnt so much about not only Kyoto, but the history of the places we visited and Japanese life. We would thouroughly recommend her.
Dear Joy and Kim Thank you very much for warm hearted review. I hope I introduced you Kyoto well enough. I appreciate you having me as a guide. Best regards. Toshiyo
it is the best decision I have made so far to hire a local guide in Kyoto. We have seen so much in 6 hours with Toshiyo. The private tour is informative and Toshiyo is very patient and answered all our questions. It is a must if you are in Kyoto for a limited time. We went to places via bus and I cannot imagine doing this effectively by ourselves. Thank you Toshiyo!
Dear Rose and your beautiful family Thank you very much for warm hearted review. You have very beautiful children and your small son was always smiling. I was much impressed with his smile. I appreciate you having me a guide. Please come back again in autumn. Best regards. Toshiyo
She was a wonderful tour guide for Kyoto tour! Highly recommended!
Hi Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I appreciate it. I am glad they enjoyed kyoto. Thank you having me as a guide.
Toshiyo san introduced us to Kyoto which used to be the capital of Japan in the Edo period. We walked through scenic Bamboo trails with her in Arshiyama and she showed us around the buzzing streets around downtown as well. We discussed the convenience and comfort of Bullet trains sweeping the Travel and Transportation industry off late and observe the path taken by Rivers Kamogawa and Katsura river that was the Hozu river before entering the Arashiyama ravine, through Kyoto. Toshiyo san told us that Yama means mountain in Japanese and Arashiyama means Storm Mountain. Together we walked through shops selling Kimonos, souvenirs reflecting Japanese scenery, works of art and various products made from Bamboo. Thank you Toshiyo san for such an enthralling experience..
Dear Chetan Thank you very much for warm hearted review. You have a beautiful family and I am very glad to know you enjoyed Kyoto. Please come back again to see more sights. I appreciate you had me as a guide. Thank you very much. Toshiyo
Toshiyo is a wonderful person and very knowledgeable guide. We can not have better help to meet and understand Japanese history and culture. We only regret that we had for that one day. Thanks to Toshiya it was great, unforgetable day!
Dear Anna Thank you very much for warm hearted review. I appreciate it. I think we could have a peaceful and calm time, which is closely related to Japanese culture. Thank you for having me as a GUI. Toshiyo
Toshiyo took excellent care of us for 2 days sightseeing around Kyoto. She is very knowledgeable of the history, offering information about sights as we move about the city. She took us to wonderful lunch places. Toshiyo was so patient, as our teenage daughter stepped in to many store to shop along the way. I would highly recommend Toshiyo for your Kyoto tour guide.
Dear Pamela Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I appreciate you having me as a guide. Please come back to see the natural beauty of autumn. Best regards. Toshiyo
We enjoyed the tour with Toshiyo. She is very kind and flexible. She explained interesting things about Kyoto and recommended what things to do in the city. If we come back we will call her again.
Dear Socorro Thank you very much for having me as a guide. I am happy to know you enjoyed Kyoto. I also learned a lot about Mexico. Thank you very much Please come back in autumn season with beautiful maples. Toshiyo
Toshi made our day of sightseeing in Kyoto with a big group extremely convenient! She let us pick exactly what we wanted to see — even taking us to a less popular shrine that is off the normal tourist path when we asked, and made transportation and lunch easy. She was very friendly and well informed on the sights! We would highly recommend her.
Hi Sophie Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I am very happy to know that you enjoyed Kyoto. Daruma temple was a very good choice. I appreciate you had me as a guide. Thank you. Toshiyo
We had such a great day with Toshiyo, she could not have done more to assist us. We covered all our key items plus more. Two of our group of four had some walking difficulties, and she kept a very watchful eye on them, adapting pace and options to ensure that all were able to cope. Toshiyo has excellent English and location / history knowledge, and is really fun to tour with. I highly recommend Toshiyo as an excellent guide, and great value for the money invested.
Dear Lindsay and your lovely family Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I appreciate you accepted me as a guide. We had a beautiful day in Kyoto and I was afraid we walked up and down a lot. I was happy to see Lin and Karen dressed in kimonos. Beautiful! Thank you. Toshiyo
Toshiyo is the person who accommodates your requirements. Very flexible and knowledgeable.
Dear Peter Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I enjoyed the two days wit you. Thank you for having me as your guide. Toshiyo
Toshiyo gave us an excellent tour, she was friendly humorous and informative and making use of inexpensive public transport showed us as much as possible in the limited time that we had. She was a breath of fresh air after our poor experience on Kagoshima We highly recommend her and if we visit again will certainly utilise her services
Dear Richard Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. We had a beautiful weather and pleasant walk in Kyoto. Thank you very much for all the way from Maizuru. Please come back again to the autumn season. Best regards. Toshiyo
We were 3 adults (parents and adult child). Pleasant guide. We made a couple of itinerary changes on the fly and Toshiyo did a good job of making everything fit together. We had highly demanding and complicated dietary requirements. Toshiyo found excellent lunch restaurants that met all our needs.She added to our guidebook understanding of the sights we visited. Probably would have given 4.5 stars but software doesn't allow. Only issue is that one member of our party is a slower walker and it took until the latter part of the 2nd day for Toshiyo's walking pace (and stop to turn back to see where we were) to accommodate us. Still, overall, a good guide and would recommend.
Dear Ellis, Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I feel very bad about walking too fast for Gloria. I am very sorry. I will be more careful about it. Hope to come back again to see autumn beautiful scenery in Kyoto. I Thank you. Toshiyo
Toshiyo is really nice lady, having good knowledge of Kyoto, which is her home town. We were a mixed group of Japanese members and American members having two boys, 10 and 6 years old. She was flexible arranging one day tour, which satisfied all of us.
Miki Sama Thank you very much for having me as a guide. I hope all of you including cute boys enjoyed both Kyoto nature and history. I really appreciate your review. Toshiyo
We were a group of 9 people and hired Toshiyo for a one day tour of Kyoto. We only had a day as we stopped on a cruise at the Osaka port. As such we request Toshiyo to take us to as many places as she could during the day. She did a great job of showing us the highlights. We met her at the Kyoto station in the morning. We used trains and buses to get around and she made things easy. While we are experienced travelers who typically use public transport wherever we go, there is no way we would have been able to see as much and move between buses and trains for the one day in Kyoto. While I originally debated whether it was necessary to hire a guide, I am really glad I did. She spoke great English and was very responsive prior to the the trip in order for us to coordinate. She a... read more
Dear Brian, Thank you very much for having me as a guide. I am very glad you enjoyed your one precious day in Kyoto. I learned a lot about Mexico too. I hope you will come back in beautiful season of autumn. Thank you very much again. Toshiyo
Toshiyo did a wonderful job showing us the highlights of Kyoto she was very accommodating to our needs and designed a tour accordingly. Well done thank you
Dear Julie Thank you for your review. We had a beautiful day and I am very glad you could see the beauty of Kyoto. Please come back again in autumn. Thank you. Toshiyo
The visit today was very beutiful!. Toshiyo is very nice and helpful!!!!. Thank you Toshiyo
Toshiyo was a great guide. Excellent English and provided nice insights for the various sights visited in Kyoto.
Dear Paul Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. Thanks to the van, we could visit the big historical places. I hope you could come back in colored leaves season. Thank you. Toshiyo
My mother and I had a wonderful tour of Kyoto with Toshiyo this month. Toshiyo was very personable, organized and accommodating and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. In particular, we really enjoyed touring Nijo Castle and Toshiyo was able to bring the castle to life with her stories and unique background information. Another highlight from our tour included a visit to Kiyomizu Temple which had incredible views and was a very enjoyable walk. She went out of her way to answer any of our questions and took several photos so that my mother and I would have very special memories from our visit. Toshiyo also took us to a delicious udon and tempura lunch which was a lot of fun. Thank you for a memorable day!
Dear Erin Thank you very much for your warm hearted review and having me as a guide. I am very glad you had a beautiful day and enjoyed Kyoto. I hope you could have a chance to come back again in autumn to see more beautiful nature. Thank you. Toshiyo
Toshiyo is an excellent guide! She is knowledgeable, energetic, and interesting, along with being kind, witty, and a lot of fun to be around. The perfect combination! She gave us a wonderful day in Kyoto, which we appreciated. We wish we had more!
Dear Julie Thank you very much for warm hearted review. I am very glad we could see the beautiful double petaled cherry blossoms. I will always remember white snake band with Ron’s performance when visiting Kinkakuji. Thank you for having me as a guide. Toshiyo
Toshi took us on a day trip around Kyoto and we were very happy with her. Toshi is extremely knowledgeable about everything we asked. We also liked that she took us to places that were just as beautiful as the main tourist sites but less crowded (as we asked). We couldn’t recommend her enough!
Dear Adam Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I am very glad you enjoyed Kyoto. I hope you could come back in autumn,which shows another natural beauty. Thank you. Toshiyo
1. Walked too fast despite multiple requests. Our group couldn't keep up.. 2. Did not give any information voluntarily . Only answered when we asked questions 3. Did not know that imperial palace will be closed ! We went all the way there to find out that it was closed. Guides should at least know that much.. a lot of time and energy was wasted because of that.
Some of your people didn’t understand English enough and I mentioned that my tour is for less than 8 and the leader didn’t organize your people. The present emperor visited Kyoto secretly and it was hard to know in advance.
We had a fantastic 4-hour tour with Toshiyo during our first day in Kyoto! Before meeting, I sent her our itinerary and she helped outline the best things we could accomplish during our time together. She met us promptly at our hotel lobby and helped us take the bus to the Silver Pavilion. From there we walked the back roads to the Philosopher's Path, all the way to Nanzenji Temple. Along the way Toshiyo was filling us in on the historic significance of every site, adding so much richness to the sites that we wouldn't have had other wise. She also happily answered a lot of our cultural questions. We had some extra time afterward so she took us to the Inari shine and then helped us buy our bullet train tickets. We'd happily book Toshiyo again and highly recommend her!
Dear Casey Thank you very much for having me as your guide and warm hearted review. I am very glad you got interested in our culture and had a pleasant time here. I hope you can come back in autumn. You will find different aspects of Japan. Best regards. Toshiyo
We would like give our deepest appropriation to Toshiyo-san. She was absolutely great guide with lots of energy!!. She really made our day in Kyoto are very special. Toshy did very good organization of our tour. everything was line up and we were able to cover 5 different place on 8 hours. Very special thank you from our Evgenia and Cathy for the kimono rentals! Thank you for the great tour!!!!
Dear Eugene Thank you very much for having me. I am very happy the tour went smoothly thanks for your help. Evgenia and Cathy In kimonos looked very beautiful and graceful. I appreciate your kind review. Thank you. Toshiyo
Toshiyo made us to fall in love with Koyoto She had showed us amazing temples planned both days very well spent She had arranged very nice lunches in a hidden places that we would not find without her She had helped us to plan the rest of the trip and we really became friends do not want to let her go Strongly recommend to use Toshiyo if you are lucky to make a booking
Dear Inna Thank you very much for the warm hearted review. I really appreciate the kind expressions and delicate feelings you and Andrew had shown me about Japanese culture. You are such a beautiful couple. Thank you very much for having me. Toshiyo
We had a wonderful day in Kyoto thanks to Toshiyo. We went from east to west and saw castles, temples, bamboo forests and many lovely gardens. The day was well paced. We were able to experience many things but never felt rushed. Thank you Toshi for showing us around your beautiful city.
Dear Frederick Thank you for having me as a guide. It was unexpectedly chilly day but I am glad I could show you around in pretty time Kyoto. I hope you could come back in autumn leaves Kyoto. Please say hello to your beautiful sons and wife. Toshiyo
We had the most wonderful time with Toshiyo as our guide yesterday! As a family of four with 2 teenagers , we wanted to see as much as possible in Kyoto and we couldn’t have been more efficient. Yet, our guide was very patient and thorough and especially the little details that she shared about Japanese culture, traditions and history , made our guided tour extremely comprehensive and insightful. I highly recommend spending at least one day on a guided tour in Japan, you will find out things that the guide books never really talk about! Thank you Toshiyo for a wonderful day and a great cultural immersion experience !
Desr Andre, I am very glad to read you review. Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I was much impressed with you and your family. I think you are super super Haha, a mother. A beautiful , talented cool doctor. Please say Korekaramo yoroshiku omegaishimasu to Robert. 利世
Toshiyo knows quite a bit about the history of Kyoto, I believe she mentioned that she's lived there all her life. She did walk a bit too quickly for my friend and I who are in our 60's, but I think it was because she wanted us to see the sights that we had requested (also we like to souvenir shop). Toshiyo's English is good and we were able to communicate with her very well.
Dear Tina Thank you very much for your review. I am afraid I walked too fast. I should have been careful about your condition. I hope you had a great time in Wakayama and Shiokojku. Thanks again. Toshiyo
Toshiya was a great guide for my daughter and myself. We had some emergency medical issues and we needed to move the time for meeting back by 1 hour. Toshiya was so understanding and very responsive by email. It allowed us to get some sleep and not mess up the entire tour. Toshiya is very knowledgeable about Kyoto and the history and really had great ideas of what to visit and when to go there. She knows the buses, the trains and the sights of the city and made a very enjoyable day for myself and my daughter (19 years old). Great tour guide and would love to spend another day with her if we had time.
Dear Mark Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I really appreciate it.As I was getting to know about you, you seemed very high ranked. And your beautiful daughter was so attractive. I hope she has fully recovered. It was much pleasure showing around my city. I was very happy meeting you. Thank you for contacting me. Best regards. Toshiyo
Very informative and pleasant to be around. Accommodating to our needs Friendly and really had a nice day
Dear Mervyn Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. You are so gentle and knowledgeable. I was much impressed with your beautiful families you have. Best regards. Toshiyo
Our day with Toshi was a good experience. We had the chance to visit several shrines and popular areas in Kyoto. Toshi was familiar with most of the places that we asked her to take us and was able to figure out how to get us to places less commonly visited by tourists. Her English was very strong and we had no issues communicating with her. One suggestion for a group would be to stay together when moving through crowds with Toshi as she didn't always pay attention to where other members of the group were, thus requiring us to stop and find them periodically.
Dear Justin and your beautiful family Thank you for your warm hearted review. I am very sorry about not paying attention to where you were at Kiyomizudera. I hope you can come back again in autumn season. Thanks again. Best regards. Toshiyo
We travelled to Kyoto for a day-trip from Tokyo, and we wanted to make the most of our limited time in the city. Toshiyo organized an incredible day that helped us see parts of the city we would not have visited on our own.
Dear Scott Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I really appreciate it. Please come back again to explore the western part of Kyoto. Best regards. Toshiyo
Toshiyo has good English, is friendly, knows Kyoto intimately and was fun to be with.
Dear Mike Thank you very much for warm hearted review. I really appreciate it. Please come back again sometime. Toshiyo
Nice day exploring various temples and shrines Toshi was knowledge and nice to talk to.
Hi Thank you very much for the review. Toshiyo
Such a great day planned by Toshiyo. She made it so easy to see so many attractions in one day and was very kind and gave great information. Thank you!
Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. You are such a nice couple. I hope you will come back in sprig and autumn, Toshiyo
We had a good time with Toshiyo, she was able to fit multiple locations for our quick day trip to Kyoto.
Hi Siti Thank you very much for your review. Although it was a very cold day, I was glad we could see beautiful views in Kyoto. Please come back again with Mom.
Well organised, interesting day with Toshiyo.
Dear Susan Thank you very much for the warm hearted review. I hope you had a great time in Japan. I hope to visit Tasmania island someday. Best regards. Toshiyo
We had a fabulous day with Toshy. Her English is excellent, her knowledge is also excellent. It was great having someone to negotiate our way around the city, the language and the transportation. Be prepared though - her tiny little legs will have you running so keep up in the crowds. Thanks for a great and informative day Toshy Trevor, Michelle, Olivia and Amelie
Dear Michelle You such a beautiful family. Thank you for choosing me as a guide on a precious day in Kyoto. Thank you for warm hearted review. I am happy you enjoyed the day with me. Many happy future das for your beautiful daughters. Toshiyo
Toshiyo was very professional and took care of us well, and patient with our numerous stops to take photos! She designed an itinerary according to what we wished to see within the time available, and it worked well. Her estimation of the time needed to get from one place to another by public transport was spot-on. We even had time for a nice lunch- she recommended a nice cafe. I would definitely recommend Toshiyo to other travelers!
Dear Audrey Thank you very much for warm hearted review. I enjoyed having time with your beautiful family. I will always remember your daughter shared stew with me in a comfortable cafe. I hope you love Kyoto and come back again. I appreciate you choosing me. Best regards. Toshiyo
Toshiyo had great English skills and got us to all the sights in record time. If you can keep up she can get you to alot of Kyoto in one day. We had a great time and got a great feel for the beauty of Kyoto in our limited time there. I would love to go back and would definitely use Toshiyo as a guide again.
Dear Robert Thank you very much for warm hearted review. And I appreciate the cute turtle you gave me and your mother is gorgeous. Very entertaining. Thank you very much. I hope to cook nabe for you next time. Toshiyo
Our day with Toshiyo was like spending the day with a caring auntie who was eager to proudly show us the best of her city. Although Kyoto feels less-crowded and easier to navigate than Tokyo, there are still around 2000 temples and shrines, so we found it extremely helpful to have a local guide who could help us focus the visit on the more noteworthy sites. We began our day by hopping on the metro with Toshiyo and heading outside the city to a beautiful garden in Arashiyama. Although it was a winter garden, we were able to understand how the garden was designed to best showcase the blossoms and foliage of the season. The best part of visiting this particular garden was that it was adjacent to a mature bamboo forest, which we were delighted to stroll through afterwards. Heading back to ... read more
Dear Dominique Thank you very much for warm hearted review. I was much impressed with your beautiful talented family. I am glad you had a good time in Kyoto. I am much worried about visiting Sanjusangendo. I should have decided earlier. But we didn’t get much rain so it was great. Thank you very much for contacting me!Toshiyo
Toshiyo was a very very good guide for our family of 4. She was thoughtful, patient and fantastic. She made our Kyoto day!
Thank you for your warm hearted review. I am very glad you had a happy time in Kyoto. Please come back again. Toshiyo
Toshiyo-san went above and beyond for our day tour with her in Kyoto. She allowed us to customize the tour and we ended up doing more than we originally planned. She is thoughtful, kind, and definitely knows her stuff. You won’t be disappointed and I highly recommend her.
Hi Christopher Thank you very much for contacting me and writing the warm hearted review. I had a great time with you and I will never forget the best time Tofukuji autumn leaves. Please come back in spring with your Mom. Best regards. Toshiyo
Toshiyo our guide met us in the lobby of our hotel. She then proceed to discuss what we wanted to see and what she thought we should see. This a well spent 15 minutes, because of that our day with Toshiyo was educational, informative and enjoyable. At the end of the day all three of us (my wife, and our grandson) thought it was the best way to see Kyoto, plus Toshiyo educated us on how to get around Kyoto for the remaining day in the cities. Toshiyo explained about the shrines and temples that we visited and was eager to talk about Kyoto and the surrounding area. I would highly recommend Toshiyo to anyone who would like to see Kyoto and it sites.
Dear Jim and your beautiful wife and grandson Thank you very much for the warm hearted review. You’re very fashionable and beautiful family. I was very impressed and hope you enjoyed Nara and other areas. I appreciated you chose me as a Kyoto guide. Thank you very much. Toshiyo
It was overall a good experience. I thought she would have had more planned up front rather than us deciding upon arrival about where to go. We did desire a little more historical information about the locations we visited.
Hi I am sorry to hear what you expected me. Arashiyama is the historic preservred area, which is pretty large to explore in one hour. I would love to take you another quiet places next time you come to Kyoto. Thank you for booking. Toshiyo
Toshiyo was patient, very knowledgeable, kind, friendly, and considerate. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! We had about 8 main must see places on our list and we saw all, but 1 because of the time constraint (we arrived late from Tokyo). With the complex and multiple modes of transportation between the places we wanted to see, we would’ve never been able to accomplish this without her! It was a particularly hot day...she even graciously took us all the way up to Iwatayama monkey park at the end of our tour and she never complained! She made efficient use of our time and made it her mission for us to see everything we wanted to visit. She even went above and beyond by helping us figure our train schedule back to Tokyo that evening and with unlocking our pasmo cards. Toshiyo, we can’t thank you en... read more
Dear Maria Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I am very glad you enjoyed Kyoto sightseeing. You are a beautiful couple. Please came back again to see more. Thank you very much for contacting me.Best regards. Toshiyo
We started our tour at the Silver Pavillon, and then moved south towards Kiyomizu-dera. Toshiyo showed us to many beautiful places we would not have found on our own, explained and pointed things out. It was a nice experience, and for us as non-native speakers her english was clear and easy to understand.
Hi Thank you for warm hearted review. I am glad you had a good time in Kyoto. I was a bit worried you could make it to Kiyomizudera temple. If your nephew and you will have a longer time in summer I will give you accommodation at my place I really want to visit Berlin. Please let me know. Best regards.
We wanted to go to antique and craft stores around Kyoto which caught Toshi off guard but she brought us to the exact kinds of stores we wanted to go to. As we walked around Kyoto, Toshi made sure to teach us about the history and quirks of the city. For lunch she brought us to an amazing old noodle house which itself was an experience. An overall wonderful day with a very knowledgable guide.
I am happy to know that you were satisfied with the tour. You are much artistic minded and refined. There are more to explore in this ancient capital. So I really hope you will come back again. Best regards. Toshiyo
My wife,Daughter (11) and myself had a very nice 1 day tour of Kyoto.It is impossible to see everything that Kyoto has to offer in one day but Toshiyo was able to take us to both beautiful shrines and temples and older parts of Kyoto but also parts of modern downtown.For us a nice mix of everything. Toshiyo is very knowledgeable and patient so our tour with her was a perfect introduction to Kyoto and was a big help in the 2 days that we spent getting to know Kyoto by ourselves. Many thanks for all your help Toshiyo
Dear Kevin Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I am happy to know you and your beautiful wife and daughter had a good time in Kyoto. I appreciate the pretty cloth brought from Indonesia. I hope I can visit Bali with this. Thanks again. Toshiyo has
Toshiyo is very knowledgable, considerate and entertaining. She explains very patiently. I would definitely recommend using Toshiyo as your Kyoto guide.
Hi Aziza and your beautiful family Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I hope you have had a good time in Kyoto. Please come again!
Toshi was a great guide for my first day in Kyoto. We went all over the city, which allowed me not only to take in some amazing sights but also to get to know the bus and subway systems so I could use them by myself the rest of the trip. Toshi also gave me tips on additional places to go and the best timing to avoid the crowds. For example, I was planning to go to Kiyomizu-dera on the 2nd day but as she and I ended at Kodak-ji which was pretty close, she suggested that I go that same day as there would be fewer people later in the day. And she was right! I appreciated that Toshi provided lots of facts and insight about the places we visited, without making it feel like a lecture. We had a good time chatting and getting to know each other a bit throughout the day. Toshi also picked a... read more
Dear Nikki Thank very much for the warm hearted review. I appreciated it. I was glad to know you enjoyed Kyoto. I hope you will have the successful business and the safe trip home. I had great time chatting with you and learned how global Toyota is. Thank you again. Toshiyo
Toshiyo is experienced, knows Kyoto very well. Our 4 hours were well spent covering Nijo-jo Castle, Kinkakiju Temple and Arashiyama. The sites were well explained. She gave us pointers to sites we could do on our own.Toshiyo has good English and is courteous. I would highly recommend her.
Dear Joyce Thank you very much for warm hearted review. I hope you had good time in Imprerial palace and Kiyomizudera. I appreciate the ice cream you treated me. It was so refreshing with this hot weather. Thank you. Toshiyo
We had a great two days touring with Toshiyo in Kyoto - she is professional, prompt and very friendly. She’s interested in you getting the most out of your visit here. Toshiyo was very helpful in providing us suggestions of sights to visit, getting us around Kyoto to see many more places than we would have ever been able to on our own and is very knowledgeable of the history of the sites we were visiting as well as the greater history of Japan. My suggestion for Kyoto and a successful visit here - spend some time before your visit researching a little on which sites you wish to see - there are so many options and it helps to have worked out what you want to see - Toshiyo wil” then work out a travel itinerary and make recommendations for additional sights al8ng the way.
Dear John and Ulysses Thank you very much for warm hearted review. I am very glad I could help your stay in Kyoto very memorable and maybe special. I was very pleased to meet you. Hope you will come you will come back again. Toshiyo
Toshiyo was very kind, knowledgeable, informative and flexible. Truly made our experience in Kyoto wonderful!
Thank you for the warm hearted review. You are a very beautiful family. I hope you will come back to see autumn leaves in Kyoto. Thank you, Alba.
Toshiyo was terrific! She's knowledgeable and informative, flexible and considerate. She went out of her way several times on our behalf; we thoroughly enjoyed our day with her
Thank for your wam hearted review. I really hope you will enjoy your time in Japan. Please find a beautiful Japanese doll. Toshiyo
Friendly, companionable and helpful with directing our walk for an efficient tour
Hi Cecilia I hope you had a good time in Nara. Thank you for your taking time and writing the review. I really hope your flight back to your home went smoothly. Best regards. Toshiyo
She did the most of our time. We visited everything we wanted to see even with a horrible heat wave. Big tumbs up for Toshiyo! Trully recommend her!
Hi Alvaro Thank you for your warm hearted review. I am very glad you had good impressions about me. Please come again and see more about Kyoto. Best wishes. Toshiyo
Toshiyo was very patient and understood our needs immediately. The experience of using public transport was great too. We enjoyed going to the bamboo forest seeing the area the temples and then visiting the temple with 1000 gates
Hi Tasneem I hope your back will be ok and enjoy your traveling. Thank you for the warm hearted review. I am looking forward to your family story. Please keep in touch. Thanks for choosing me as a guide. Best regards. Toshiyo
Despite the hot temperatures it was a lovely day seeing the sights with Toshiyo! She was prompt, funny, knowledgeable and sweet. Her English is excellent and she adapted the trip as we went along given our needs and desires. I would highly recommend her and look forward to using her again on a return trip to Kyoto.
Thank you for the warm hearted review. I am very happy that you had a good pleasant time in Kyoto. Please say hello to your family! Maggi’s disappeared . Please tell her. Thank you . I am looking forward to seeing you again, Toshiyo
We had a great time going around Kyoto. It was our first time in Japan really enjoyed the tour although it was very hot.
Thank you very much for the review. I was much impressed with your beautiful family. If it were cooler we could have visited more places. Please come back and see more. Best regards. Toshiyo
We booked four hours in Nara with Toshi. We missed our train so we were a little late getting to our agreed connection point at the train station but Toshi was there waiting for us. I think that Toshi wanted to make sure we got to all the previously identified locations, so off we went at a pretty quick pace which was right in step with my gate but a little too fast for my wife and daughters. Toshi's command of English was good so communication was not an issue. More often we needed to ask for explanations or historical background rather than having it offered. If Toshi didn't know the information we requested she would ask someone; so we always got answers to our questions. Toshi was happy to engage in conversation of any kind.
Hi Jim Thank you for the review. I am sorry to know that I had walked too quickly. Please apologize to your wife and daughters. It was a pleasant day and we could see most of Nara’s highlights. Thank you very much for being in my tour. Toshiyo
Toshiyo was punctual. I decided to get a guide as I was travelling with 2 elderly people, one who requires a wheelchair. She was very patient. She bought tickets for places we wanted to visit and suggested lunch places. She works with you to plan the itinerary, Highly recommended.
Thank you for the warm hearted review. I was very impressed with your manners. You care much about your each family member. I hope I did enough help for you. Thank you very much for choosing me as your guide.
Toshiyo was an excellent guide who took us to Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari-taisha. She provided us with the history of the sites we visited and answered all types of questions that we (4 of us) had. Having Toshiyo gave us a better insight to the people of places of Japan. She was also very helpful in clearing a misunderstanding we had about our JR pass, and saved us money in buying unnecessary tickets. Although Toshiyo is listed as a tour guide, she was just an all around very helpful person.
Dear Roxanna Thank you very much for the warm hearted review. I really hope all of you had a wonderful and memorable experiences in Japan. Please come back in colored leaves season! Best regards. Toshiyo
Our party of four (one who broke his foot 2 weeks prior to the trip) were so fortunate to have Toshiyo for 3 days in Kyoto. She is extremely professional, flexible, sensitive, and made outstanding suggestions. Considering there was one day of rain and challenges of a wheelchair/scooter, we were not able to see two areas of our pre-arranged itinerary. I consider that amazing! Her suggestion for reserving seats for the Aoi Festival and a reservation at a fantastic kaiseki lunch was spot-on. She is knowledgeable and very easy to understand. Being a local you can definitely see her passion in letting you get to see her city. When we return to Kyoto, we definitely want her as our guide! Thanks for a very memorable time in Kyoto!
Dear Colleen Thank you very much for being in my tour. You are very considerate and kind. I was much impressed with your manner when you were with your family. I appreciate your warm-hearted review. Hope to see your beautiful smiles again. Best regards. Toshiyo
Communication was haphazard prior to the trip and set off some red flags but I thought it could be due to the delayed messenger service by TripleLights but turned out that the guide did not pre-arrange the imperial palace visit application as requested. Despite exchanging phone numbers, she did not reply to my messages either. I also read one of the reviews that Toshiyo was supposedly good with older tourists but not true during my time with her; she basically walked way in front, leaving my parents far behind (as they are older and hence walked slower), leaving me to fill the gap and constantly looking out for her.
Hi I didn’t notice you were feeling that way. I would have really wanted you to see as many beautiful places as possible in Kyoto. But you wee thinking differently. As for application for Imperial place I had asked your passport numbers and names in advance . But you did not reply and time passed. I hope you had good impressions about Japan and Japanese. There are Many other good talented kind people in Japan. Thank you. Best regards. Toshiyo
We took a day tour of some highlights of Kyoto with Toshiyo. Toshiyo was very helpful and responsive to our email inquiries (on the TripleLights platform) regarding what to see and how to organize our limited time with her. She was also great at suggesting some kaiseki restaurants for us to consider well in advance of our visit. We sometimes had difficulty hearing her soft voice during the tour itself but could compensate by getting closer to her and asking her to repeat anything we missed. She was professional and knew how to get around Kyoto very well.
Dear Peter Thank you very much for the review. I hope you and your family enjoyed the beautiful day in Kyoto and had delicious Shojinryori, I will fry to speak more clearly. I appreciate your comments. Hope to see you again in autumn. Toshiyo