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Toshiyo

Licensed Guide
(122) Reviews
$ 30 Hourly rate
Reviews ( 122 )
Manaswini Manaswini United Kingdom ( Family )
Horrible
2 weeks ago

“ kyoto day trip ”

The tour was waste of money . She wasn't explaining neither making it an interesting tour.

Miguel Miguel Portugal
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Kyoto day trip ”

Very professional guide, very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We had a very good tour with Toshiyo.

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

Juan Juan United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ A great day around Higashiyama! ”

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

Toshiyo:

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

nubia Nubia Japan ( Family )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ wonderful private tour of Kyoto. ”

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.

Toshiyo:

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

Sallie Sallie United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ Knowledge and friendly guide! ”

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!

Toshiyo:

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

Fachry Fachry Indonesia ( Family )
Good
1 month ago

“ Kyoto 6 hour ”

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

Toshiyo:

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

Margaret Margaret United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Kyoto tour ”

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!”

Toshiyo:

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

Tom Tom United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ A wonderful guide ”

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!!

Cezanne Cezanne United States ( Family with kids )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Wonderful day with Toshiyo in Kyoto ”

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.

Toshiyo:

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

Christopher Christopher United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Family tour of Kyoto ”

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!

Toshiyo:

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

Joy Joy Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ A great introduction to Kyoto ”

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.

Toshiyo:

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

Rose Rose Singapore ( Family with kids )
Very Good
2 months ago

“ a must in kyoto ”

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!

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

Miki Miki United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Wonderful Tour Guide for Kyoto ”

She was a wonderful tour guide for Kyoto tour! Highly recommended!

Toshiyo:

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.

CHETAN CHETAN India ( Family with kids )
Very Good
2 months ago

“ Amazing going through Kyoto heritage with Toshiyo san ”

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..

Toshiyo:

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

Anna Anna Poland ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Excellent guide! ”

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!

Toshiyo:

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

Pamela Pamela United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Wonderful guide for Kyoto ”

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.

Toshiyo:

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

Socorro Socorro Mexico ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Excelente tour ”

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.

Toshiyo:

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

Sophie Sophie United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ We loved Toshi! ”

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.

Toshiyo:

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

Lindsay Lindsay Australia ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Fabulous guide ”

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.

Toshiyo:

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

Peter Peter United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ So helpful and informative ”

Toshiyo is the person who accommodates your requirements. Very flexible and knowledgeable.

Toshiyo:

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

Richard Richard United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Excellent trip to Kyoto ”

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

Toshiyo:

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

Ellis Ellis United States ( Family )
Very Good
3 months ago

“ Showed useful flexibility ”

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.

Toshiyo:

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

Miki Miki Japan ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ A day in Arashiyama with kids ”

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.

Toshiyo:

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

Bryan Bryan Mexico
Excellent
3 months ago

“ 1 day tour of Kyoto ”

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

Toshiyo:

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

Julie Julie Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ 1 day tour of keyto ”

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

Toshiyo:

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

Sofia Sofia Spain ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ !Thank you Toshiyo ”

The visit today was very beutiful!. Toshiyo is very nice and helpful!!!!. Thank you Toshiyo

PAUL PAUL United States ( Friends )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Our day in Kyoto ”

Toshiyo was a great guide. Excellent English and provided nice insights for the various sights visited in Kyoto.

Toshiyo:

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

Erin Erin United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Exciting tour of Nijo Castle ”

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!

Toshiyo:

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

Julie Julie United States ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ The best! ”

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!

Toshiyo:

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

Adam Adam United States
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Amazing day with Toshi ”

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!

Toshiyo:

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

Kanchan Kanchan Japan ( Family )
Poor
4 months ago

“ Disappointing ”

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.

Toshiyo:

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.

Casey Casey United States ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Wonderfully Informative ”

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!

Toshiyo:

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

eugene vorobiev Eugene United States ( Friends )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Great day in Kyoto ”

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!!!!

Toshiyo:

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

Inna Inna Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Spring in Toyota with 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

Toshiyo:

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

Frederick Frederick United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Wonderful day. ”

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.

Toshiyo:

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

Andrea Andrea United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Family visit in Kyoto ”

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 !

Toshiyo:

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

Tina Tina United States ( Friends )
Good
5 months ago

“ Knowledgeable guide ”

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.

Toshiyo:

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

Mark Mark United States ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Awesome day in Kyoto with Toshiya! ”

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.

Toshiyo:

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

Mervyn Mervyn Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Pleasant day in Kyoto ”

Very informative and pleasant to be around. Accommodating to our needs Friendly and really had a nice day

Toshiyo:

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

Justin Justin United States ( Family )
Very Good
5 months ago

“ Day Trip in Kyoto ”

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.

Toshiyo:

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

Scott Scott United States ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Let a Local Be Your Guide ”

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.

Toshiyo:

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

Mike Mike Japan ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Great Guide ”

Toshiyo has good English, is friendly, knows Kyoto intimately and was fun to be with.

Toshiyo:

Dear Mike Thank you very much for warm hearted review. I really appreciate it. Please come back again sometime. Toshiyo

Taylor Taylor United States ( Couple )
Very Good
5 months ago

“ One day tour ”

Nice day exploring various temples and shrines Toshi was knowledge and nice to talk to.

Toshiyo:

Hi Thank you very much for the review. Toshiyo

Katrina Katrina Japan ( Couple )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Excellent - made our trip very easy ”

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!

Toshiyo:

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

Siti Hawa Siti Australia ( Couple )
Very Good
6 months ago

“ Good Knowledge and Trip ”

We had a good time with Toshiyo, she was able to fit multiple locations for our quick day trip to Kyoto.

Toshiyo:

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.

Susan Susan Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Lovely day ”

Well organised, interesting day with Toshiyo.

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

Steve Steve United States ( Family )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Kyoto walking tour ”

Great guide

Michelle Michelle Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ If there were 6 stars Toshy would get 6 ”

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

Toshiyo:

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

Audrey Audrey Japan ( Friends )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ A good tour! ”

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!

Toshiyo:

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

Robert Robert United States ( Family )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ The Golden Pagoda ”

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.

Toshiyo:

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

Dominique Dominique United States ( Family )
Very Good
7 months ago

“ Great first day in Kyoto ”

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

Toshiyo:

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

sonali Sonali United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Excellent experience ”

Toshiyo was a very very good guide for our family of 4. She was thoughtful, patient and fantastic. She made our Kyoto day!

Toshiyo:

Thank you for your warm hearted review. I am very glad you had a happy time in Kyoto. Please come back again. Toshiyo

Christopher Christopher United States ( Couple )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Wonderful guide! ”

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.

Toshiyo:

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

jim Jim United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ The best of Kyoto ”

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.

Toshiyo:

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

Carla Carla Japan ( Friends )
Good
8 months ago

“ She helped us to pack a lot into one day ”

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.

Toshiyo:

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

Maria Maria United States ( Couple )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Highlight of our trip!!! ”

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

Toshiyo:

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

Norbert Norbert Germany ( Family with kids )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Customized tour in Eastern Kyoto ”

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.

Toshiyo:

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.

Lisa Lisa Canada ( Family )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Amazing and Unorthodox Tour of Kyoto ”

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.

Toshiyo:

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

Kevin Kevin United Kingdom ( Family with kids )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Great Tour of Kyoto Sights ”

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

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

Aziza Aziza Canada ( Family )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Kyoto visit ”

Toshiyo is very knowledgable, considerate and entertaining. She explains very patiently. I would definitely recommend using Toshiyo as your Kyoto guide.

Toshiyo:

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!

Nikki Nikki United States ( Solo )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Amazing day in Kyoto! ”

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

Toshiyo:

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

Joyce Joyce Hong Kong ( Couple )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Half Day Tour to 3 World Heritage Sites ”

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.

Toshiyo:

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

John John United States ( Family )
Very Good
10 months ago

“ Two days custom tour in Kyoto ”

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.

Toshiyo:

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

Alba Alba United States ( Couple )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Everything we were looking for. ”

Toshiyo was very kind, knowledgeable, informative and flexible. Truly made our experience in Kyoto wonderful!

Toshiyo:

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.

Pat Pat United States ( Couple )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Wonderful guide! ”

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

Toshiyo:

Thank for your wam hearted review. I really hope you will enjoy your time in Japan. Please find a beautiful Japanese doll. Toshiyo

Cecilia Cecilia United States ( Solo )
Very Good
11 months ago

“ Trip to Nara ”

Friendly, companionable and helpful with directing our walk for an efficient tour

Toshiyo:

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

Alvaro Alvaro Spain ( Couple )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Execllent guide ”

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!

Toshiyo:

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

Tasneem Tasneem Japan ( Couple )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Travel with a guide as a local ”

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

Toshiyo:

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

Steve Steve United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Wonderful day in sweltering heat! ”

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.

Toshiyo:

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

Olga Olga United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Excellent tour ”

We had a great time going around Kyoto. It was our first time in Japan really enjoyed the tour although it was very hot.

Toshiyo:

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

Jim Jim United States
Good
1 year ago

“ Nara with Toshi..... This girl can walk! ”

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.

Toshiyo:

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

Belinda Belinda Singapore ( Family with kids )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ A patient guide ”

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.

Toshiyo:

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.

Roxanne Roxanne United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Insight to Japan ”

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.

Toshiyo:

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

Colleen Colleen United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Kyoto memories ”

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!

Toshiyo:

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

Ellie Ellie Hong Kong ( Family )
Poor
1 year ago

“ Not that great with old folks after all ”

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.

Toshiyo:

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

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

“ Thoughtful and very helpful with planning our full day ”

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.

Toshiyo:

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

Bocian Bocian Germany ( Friends )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Very good guide and very good interesting explainings ”

Our best wishes for the great job Toshijo did in the six hours of our trip around the interesting places of Kyoto, always taking a view on the different speed-steps one of us could go caused by somme personal medical reasons by a neurological handicap. Explaining and talks were interesting and friendly. We would do the same again when coming another time to this place. All the best for Toshiyo and the team.

Toshiyo:

Dear Mrs. Bocian Thank you very much for the warm hearted review. I really hope you had a good time in Kyoto. We had a lovely weather and saw beautiful flowers and walked a lot. I hope you all are fine after a long flight. I appreciate you visited Japan. Thank you very much. Toshiyo

Donald Donald Australia ( Solo )
Good
1 year ago

“ Seeing Kyoto on public transport ”

For the five days that we spent together, Toshiyo was good company and a pleasant travelling companion. She made my visit to Kyoto an enjoyable one. She guided me well through the challenges of the city's trains and buses to reach the places that I had already told her I wanted to see. In this way, with her help, I made the very best use of my limited time. Toshiyo was very helpful in rearranging parts of my proposed program to make more efficient use of that limited time. She herself suggested additions to my plans which added to my enjoyment. The unforeseen always happens and when it did she was able quickly to make necessary changes. Kyoto guides are required to know a great deal about national and local history. Toshiyo showed that she was well informed, but she didn't al... read more

Toshiyo:

Dear Donald Thank you very much for the warm hearted review. I did my best to take you the right places you had mentioned thinking of th best and fastest way to reach the destination. Yes sometimes your questions were very deep and I could not find the proper answes in English. I will continue studying the Japanese religions and history so that I will be able to explain them on your side. I will become a better guide. Thank you for your advice. Please take care. Best regards. Toshiyo

Penny Penny Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Highly recommend ”

We had a amazing time seeing kyoto with Toshiyo. Nothing compares to a local travel guide and we were not disappointed. Toshiyo accomodated our needs of travelling with two small children. Would highly recommend her.

Toshiyo:

Hi Penny Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. You fave a beautiful family and I was impressed with your kind consideration about everything. And you are energetic. Best regards. Toshiyo

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

“ Very patient and flexible ”

She was very patient and flexible with my family. We spent the whole day traveling around Tokyo with my wife and three kids. The schedule was very flexible and she was understanding

Toshiyo:

Hi Todd Thank you very much for the warm hearted review. You have very beautiful family! I hope you can come back in autumn. I really want to visit your Mexican restaurant. Best regards. Toshiyo

Lisa Lisa Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ 5 star guide ????? ”

Toshiyo was fantastic. We had a great time with her. As I was traveling with my husband and children (ages 13,11,10 & 1) I wanted someone to show us around so that we wouldn't get lost or frustrated. We followed her lead and was very happy with our tour. She was very knowledgable of Kyoto's history and extremely considerate of my family. We moved at our own pace and really took in the sights.

Toshiyo:

Hi Lisa Thank you very much for the warm hearted review. I enjoyed being with your beautiful family. Your children were well disciplined and great. I hope you can come back in the autumn leaves season . Best regards. Toshiyo

Liz Liz Australia ( Friends )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Kyoto 4 hour tour ”

Toshiyo was very friendly and very knowledgeable on all the sights we visited including the Golden and Silver Temples. I would recommend Toshiyo as a great guide for your Kyoto visit. Her English is very good

Toshiyo:

Hi Liz Thank you for the warm hearted review! You came to Kyoto at the best time. Hope you really enjoyed Japan.

Michael Michael Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Full day guided tour of Kyoto ”

Toshi was great! She chose the best place to visit and we were extremely happy with her choices. Toshi spoke good English and was a pleasure to talk to and to spend the day with. We had a group of six people from 18 to 68 years of age, and from fit to very unfit. Toshi kept us going but at a pace that allowed for everyone in the group. Very understanding and very relaxed. A great day, great sightseeing, and a great tour guide. Highly recommended. Well done Toshi.

Toshiyo:

Dear Michael Thank you for the warm hearted review. I was happy to show you around. I was impressed with empty hand lessons. I do want to start empty hand. Please say hello to Tink Jane, Sam Stephen and Micael. Thank you! Toshiyo

Thy Thy United States ( Family with kids )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Great Kyoto tour! ”

Toshiyo was very helpful and knowledgeable. She was also accommodating with our plans. We were traveling with a toddler and we appreciated her patience during the tour. She also arranged for lunch at a local restaurant that we would not have experienced without her. The food was delicious. We highly recommend her.

Toshiyo:

Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. You are beautiful talented sisters. I hope Ben liked Kyoto. Please come back again in fall to see maples. Thank you. Toshiyo

Joe Joe United States
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Great day in Kyoto ”

Toshiyo is a fantastic guide! Our family of four (two teenage boys) took an all day private tour with Toshi and had a great time. We visited impressive temples and shrine, beautiful gardens and, of course, monkey mountain. She speaks very fluent English and was very engaging with the boys. She picked a lovely Soba restaurant for lunch. As a life-long resident of Kyoto, Toshi certainly know the city and all it has to offer. Highly recommend her for a visit to Kyoto!

Toshiyo:

Hi Joe, Thank you very much for the warm hearted review. I was happy to meet you and your beautiful family. Perfect weather made the tour more pleasant. I will never forget Willter, Jack, Renne and you.

Nathaniel Nathaniel United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ 1 day in Kyoto ”

Toshiyo is a fantastic guide! On a recent visit to Japan, we decided to take a single day excursion into Kyoto. Understanding that we only had a short time, we knew we might be limited in what we could see. Despite our outlandish requests to visit numerous places spread out across Kyoto, Toshiyo managed to accommodate in spectacular fashion. This combined with her tremendous knowledge of both Kyoto and its storied past made for an amazing day! I cannot imagine having had a better day trip to Kyoto, and fully owe Toshiyo for our wonderful experience!

Toshiyo:

Thank you very much for warm hearted review. I am vety happy you had a wonderful time in Kyoto. Please come back to see autumn leaves. Toshiyo

Jaime Jaime Philippines
Good
1 year ago

“ Katsura Villa visit ”

Toshiya was on time on the date of our arrival- she was able to organised our visit to Katsura Villa (we are group of six) and she arranged our permission entry into the Villa. She was correct on the suggestions after the Katsura villa.

Toshiyo:

Hi Thank you for the warm hearted review! I hope you enjoyed Kyoto trip.

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

“ Very interesting experience ”

Walking around Kyoto with Toshiyo made our tour more interesting and enjoyable. She was very patient with us and easy to work with. She was very flexible too with our own agenda. Definitely, we appreciate her present.

Toshiyo:

Hi Dahlia. You have a great family. I enjoyed being with you. Thank you for choosing me! Please come back again. Toshiyo

madelyn Madelyn Philippines ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Kyoto Tour ”

I love Toshiyo, she has been a great and patient tour guide.:-)

Toshiyo:

Hi Thank for the warm hearted review. I hope you all had a great time in Japan. Please come back again. Thank you for choosing me! Best regards. Toshiyo

Rachel Rachel United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Tour of Historic Kyoto ”

Toshiyo is wonderful!! A very intelligent and considerate person who truly made our trip to Kyoto so special and insightful! She met us at our hotel in the morning and we did an all day tour with her that involved 4 different temples/shrines. She provided fantastic knowledge about each site throughout the tour and helped navigate the city so we could really see as much as possible in the amount of time we had without losing out on quality. We would highly recommend her and the TripleLights company!

Toshiyo:

Thank you for the warm hearted review! I really enjoyed spending with you beautiful couple. Thank you for joining my tour. Best regards. Toshiyo

Ellamae Ellamae United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Excellent guide ”

We love Toshiyo. She is a natural with warm and caring personality. She made us feel at home and worked according to our schedule without rushing us while keeping us in check too. She knows Kyoto so well and shared a lot to us. I will gladly have her back when I return to Kyoto. There is still so much too see but we just had so little time. Thank you Toshiyo for giving us a great time seeing Kyoto in such a short time. You are the best!

Toshiyo:

Hi Ella Thank you very much for the warm hearted review. I had a great time with you. I am so glad you really like Japan,especially Kyoto. You are very friendly and considerate. Please come back again! Thank you. Best regards. Toshiyo

Karen Karen Australia ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Kyoto highlights! ”

Toshi was wonderful and enabled us to experience key areas of Kyoto- she was very flexible and accommodating- we had a wonderfully full day touring Kyoto- many thanks Toshi!!

Toshiyo:

Thank you very much for the warm hearted review! I hope you really enjoyed the winter of Kyoto. You are a very beautiful couple. Best regards. Toshiyo

Emelie Emelie Philippines ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ A fun and learning Kyoto experience ”

My three kids, mother, and I had a great time going around Kyoto last Dec. 25, 2017, thanks to Toshiyo. She expertly guided us and shared interesting information about the places we asked her to bring us to, such as the Golden Temple, Bamboo Forest, the Nijo Castle, and the Kiyomizudera Temple. Thanks so much, Toshiyo, and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Domo arigato gozaimashita.

Toshiyo:

Thank you for the warm hearted review. I am very glad to know that you are satisfied with Kyoto tour. I hope you can come back again and see more of Kyoto. Thank you. Best regards. Toshiyo

Joanne Joanne Australia ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Stress free visit of Kyoto ”

Toshiyo is a great guide. She was very responsive from the moment I booked the tour. Communication with her was easy. Toshiyo is very easy to talk to. We had a great day with Toshiyo. We were able to see all the places that we wanted to visit. If you have limited time in Kyoto and want to visit as many places as possible, a guide is highly recommended as it will save you a lot of time trying to figure out the transport. With Toshiyo as our guide, we were able to just relax and enjoy Kyoto sights. Thank you so much Toshiyo!

Toshiyo:

Thank you for the warm hearted review. I enjoyed spending time with you in beautiful winter Ky. As there are more and more to see in Kyot,please come back. Thank you very much.

Don Don United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Wonderful Night Photo Opportunies ”

Toshiyo did a great job taking us to two beautiful outdoor temples in the evening. We were interested in autumn color that was lit up at night. WOW! She picked two very different places, Toji Temple and 5 Story Pagoda, and then to Shoren-in Temple. The light show at Toji Temple was really spectacular, as was the line outside! She did a great job convincing us that we would get in, and she was right! So glad we didn't ask to leave when we saw the hundreds of people in a line three blocks long! She was very informative about the temple and the carvings, as well as the Imperial history, gorgeous paintings and beautifully lit garden of the Shoren-in Temple. Her English skills were excellent and we really enjoyed the evening with her.

Toshiyo:

Thank for the warm hearted review. I was very glad we could get in Toji in spite of the long line. I was impressed with your beloved cats talk. I will remember and have them some day. You are such a great photographer and I hope to see some of your pictures. Thank you very much. Best regards. Toshiyo

Rosalina Rosalina Philippines ( Family )
Good
1 year ago

“ Good tour; not enough time ”

We had a half day tour with Toshiyo, since we were coming in from Tokyo for the day and didn’t have enough time for a whole day tour. I had really wanted to see a Japanese zen garden, and Toshiyo said we would definitely see one. Unfortunately, one of our party had hurt her back a couple of days before and could only walk slowly. So, since I was unwilling to spend US$31 or so on a cab to go to a far temple, we went to nearer temples. Toshiyo willingly stayed an extra half hour to show us where to go to next and how to get there. However, even though it was only 4:10 p.m. when we got to the temple she recommended, the zen garden was already closed. So while we got to see a castle and a couple of other temples, we never got to see a zen garden.

Toshiyo:

Hi Rosalina Our tour stated later than I expected. And your niece hurt her feet. We couldn’t get to the place easily. That made you a lot of troubles. I was very sorry that you couldn’t see the zen garden although there are many gardens in Kyoto. Tofuku garden has a light up service in the evening until December 3. So you could have seen the garden. I wish I could stayed longer with you. Next time I will definitely take you to Zen gardens. Best regards. Thank you. Toshiyo

Kaye Kaye United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Friendly expert with passion for Kyoto sights ”

Toshiyo shares her love for Kyoto with you through her historical descriptions and cultural stories about different sights. She is responsive to your interests and background in planning her tour.

Toshiyo:

Thank you for the warm hearted review. I always remember your words” determination”. Hope you will come back to visit more Kyoto. Best regards. Thank you.Toshiyo

Jodie Jodie Japan ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Excellent Tour Guide ”

Toshiyo was wonderful. Her English and communication were excellent and she had a lot of patience with our group of 7 which included both children and an older family member with walking difficulties. Highly recommend!

Ephraim Ephraim Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ We got our money's worth and then some. ”

From the very start, Toshiyo was very flexible with the meeting time due to certain circumstances we had with the shinkansen. From the get go, she made adjustments to our itinerary for the day, due to the massive volume of other tourists at Kyoto at the time. This goes to show that she really did put a lot of thought into the tour that she gave us. We managed to visit all of the places I really wanted to go to even though our tour was adjusted in some way. At every place we visited she gave interesting trivia and other facts for that certain place. She was pleasent to be around with, and is a prime example of how hospitable the japanese can be.

Toshiyo:

Thank you for your warm-hearted revew You are very considered kind young man. I really hope you had a delicious ramen. I had great time talking with all your family. You have such a beautiful family. Hope to come back to Kyoto. Thank you. Best regards. Toshiyo

Alice Alice Austria ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Experience Japanese Tradition and Personality ”

Toshiyos tea ceremony and calligraphy program allowed us to get to know the Japanese tradition as well as a bit of Japanese everyday life. It was a wonderful experience that we would not have gained without her and her friend. The afternoon was a special highlight of our 2 week stay in Kyoto and surroundings. If we go back to Kyoto, we will certainly book one of her other tours. She has extensive knowledge, good humor and an exceptionally sophisticated and elegant appearance. Japan at its best! We were very pleased!

Toshiyo:

Thank you for the warm hearted review. I am glad you experienced the ordinary Japanese life and enjoy ed it. We had a great time talking with you. Please say hello to th king. Hope to see you again. Thank you.Toshiyo

I can guide in Kyoto,Nara Osaka Koyasan and Shiga. I can also take guests to Kouyasan . I can also guide you in the evening.
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Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Shiga , Wakayama

Languages English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )

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