Yasuna took us (family with teenage boys) through Pontocho and the beautiful Gion for the evening, pointing out good restaurants along the way. She has a wealth of knowledge about Japan and it’s history and her English is great. We thoroughly enjoyed our night and were lucky enough to see a Geisha and her Maiko hurry along to an appointment. Would highly recommend Yasuna to be your guide.
Thank you, Marie! I enjoyed walking around with you. I hope it'll be wonderful memory of your family trip. We have lots more things to see here. I'm happy to welcome you again anytime. Have a safe trip and wonderful holidays! Best wishes, Yasuna
I was treated to an awesome day around Kyoto provided by Yasuna From the start of the booking process to the end of the tour Yasuna made the process very easy through being very organised and knowledgeable. On the tour she was very friendly and nothing was ever a problem. Yasuna was open to tell me about her lifestyle and how the Japanese lived. Yasuna’s english was excellent so was very easy to communicate with. I needed gluten free food and she made sure this was provided and there was no isuues Yasuna has a warm colourful personality and i recommend her for anyone wanting a fun and interesting day
Dear Wayne, Thank very much for the wonderful review. I enjoyed guiding you around Kyoto! It was such a short visit but I hope the day will be a memorable part of your trip. You should take your wife with you next time and stay in Kyoto longer. I'm looking forward to seeing you again! Best regards, Yasuna
Yasuna was energetic and showed us everything and more that we wanted to see in the time allowed. She took us to Nara and Kyoto to kid friendly places. We had 3 kids ages 9 to 14 and Yasuna accomodated them very well. She knew where to go to please both the kids and adults. Even though the schedule time was aggresive she maintained the time very well such that we could see everything we wanted to see.
Hi Larry, Thank you very much for the good review! I'm happy to hear that all of you could enjoy your time. I enjoyed exploring around with you too! I hope your family trip became a memorable one. See you again! kind regards, Yasuna
Yasuna was a great tour host. Took us to some amazing places and had a lot of cultural and historical information. Would book her again. Thanks Yasuna!
Thank you very much, Daniel! You guys were fun guests to walk with too! It was nice having you. I hope the tour became a memorable part of your trip. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in near future!
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our day in Kyoto because of Yasuna. She understood our desire to see a mix ancient and modern Japan and balanced the day. We had a full day of activity and was amazed by the variety of new experiences. Our day included many Buddah and Shinto shrines, street shopping and different experiences to include Green Tea and Cherry Blossom ice cream. All six of my family and friiends enjoyed having Yasuna as our guide. I highly recommend you engage her services to fully experience and enjoy Kyoto.
Thank you very much, Zevie! I enjoyed your company a lot :-) It was great meeting you all! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour in Kyoto with me. I thought it's so sweet that you, your family and friends gathered all together and you are travelling around together. I hope this New Year will bring you lots of happiness and joy to all of you. You should stay here longer next time! I welcome you anytime. See you again. kind regards, Yasuna
Great tour even during the busy holiday season. Learned a lot and Yasuna was very knowledgeable about the city and sights. Would do another tour with her. Thank you
Thank you very much, Corbet! I really enjoyed your company. You should stay longer next time. I'm looking forward to showing you more about Kyoto. Have a safe trip, and enjoy the rest of your winter vacation! all the best, Yasuna
Yasuna was a great guide who accommodated our request to start our tour earlier and avoid crowds. She took us to 3 temples and told us the history and information about Kyoto. She was kind and knew her way around the city. She gave us directions on how to navigate the public transit and answered all our questions. Plus she gave us the cutest origami leaves with our names on them! Great day in Kyoto!
Hi, Erin! Thank you very much for the great review! It was lucky that we had the perfect weather, and we could see some autumn leaves. I hope your stay in Kyoto became a memorable part of your trip! See you again someday. I welcome you anytime! kind regards, Yasuna
She was very friendly and listed to what we wanted to see. She adapted the tours with several suggestions.
Thank you very much, Marc! I was thinking about you, eating the chocolates:-) I hope you enjoyed your stay in Kyoto. See you again! kind regards, Yasuna
Our guide Yasuna san was very accommodating with our requests. Her explanations on the various tourist spots we visited made our tourism an amazing experience filled with fun and content. Thank you very much and I would definitively ask for her guide again if we go to Kyoto
Thank you very much, Toku! I was very happy to hear that you enjoyed the day in Kyoto:-) It was great to see you all! I thought it was nice your friends gathered from all over the world! Nice friendship. You should stay longer next time. More Sake is waiting! I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the future.
Yasuma is wonderful - she is knowledgeable, professional and v well organized. I had a great time and I highly recommend her.
Thank you for a good comment, Chadi! I'm happy that we could cover everything, and we could make the most of your limited time in Kyoto. It was nice to explore around Kyoto! It was a long full-day tour but fun time passes so quickly! Have a safe trip. See you again in near future. You should stay longer next time. kind regards, Yasuna
Perfect day in Kyoto with Yasuna!
Hi, Sandra! Thank you for the good comment! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the time with me. Your family are very nice also. I hope it became a part of your memorable days with your family:-) Danke! kind regards, Yasuna
I truly enjoyed my 2 days with Yasuna, she is a very nice person and professional guide. She planned very well all the things/places I wanted to see/do during my short stay in Kyoto and she is a pleasure to be with. She is very calm and can adapt easily to the changes of pace or interests during the tour. For me as a solo traveler Yasuna is the perfect personal guide. Thank you Yasuna ! Jc p.s. Kyoto was my preferred place of my Japan trip
Hi, Jean-Claude! Thank you for lots of kind words for me. You are a pleasant guest too! I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed 2 days with me, and Kyoto became your favorite city in Japan. I enjoyed too. It was nice to learn about your country. You should take your family with you next time, and we can try more different attractions! Merci! I'm looking forward to seeing you again in near future! kind regards, Yasuna
Yasuna met us at our hotel and spent a wonderful evening showing and teaching us all about the beautiful city of Kyoto. We learned a lot about the Geisha lifestyle and had a sake drink at a bar we would never have found on our own. She had made a dinner reservation in advance for us to eat Yakiniku (Japanese bbq) which was delicious. It was a fantastic restaurant on the riverfront with a full moon. The evening could not have been any better. She ended the night by escorting us back to hotel lobby. We loved our evening with Yasuna!
Hi, Carol! Thank you for the nice comment! It was pleasant time for me too. I was happy that you were interested in Geisha culture in Kyoto and I could have a chance to tell you about it. The beautiful moon made the evening more special too! It became a memorable evening for me also. I was very lucky and happy to have nice and fun people like you all as my guests:-) I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay also. I'll welcome you in Kyoto anytime! I'm looking forward to do Kanpai (to make a toast) again someday. kind regards, Yasuna
Yasuna was very helpful from start to finish. I only had time for a day trip to Kyoto, arriving from Tokyo in the morning and concluding by the end of the day. Prior to our meeting that day, she asked me some questions to help plan the time well. When I arrived, she was at the agreed meeting spot at the exit of Kyoto station waiting for me, and we went from there. While we toured around Kyoto, Yasuna was very informative and I learned a lot about what I was looking at and where I was at. This is something I found quite enjoyable, as it made my visit to those sites much more interesting and enriching! At the same time, she also didn't just spout facts non-stop but was very natural in sharing when it made sense, as well as answering all of my questions. Beyond that, when we realized we had ... read more
Hi, John! Thank you for the good comment! I couldn't be happier than this as an English guide. I enjoyed guide you around too. It was nice we could cover many main attractions in Kyoto, and made the most of your limited time in Japan! It was lucky that we could visit Gion and had some shopping time. I try to pick up the information you may need or be interested in from many topics, so I'm happy to hear that you liked the way I talk:-) You had a long day. I hope you were not too tired after that. I hope you had a nice trip around Asia. You should stay here longer next time to see more other areas. And I should visit the US too! You'll be welcomed to come back to Japan anytime. I'm looking forward to seeing you again someday! kind regards, Yasuna
The guided tour with Yasuna was a 5/5 experience. First of all, we started the day a little eariler and finished a little after. That is not obvious with guides. Secondly, Yasuna is very knowledgeable and I learned new things in all of the many different places we visited during the day. She had answers to all of my questions, and I asked a lot .. Moreover, she's very nice and friendly and it was very pleasant to spend the day with her since I'm a solo traveler. I deeply recommend choosing her for a tour, I would definitely do so again if I had the time. Enjoy Kyoto!
Thank you very much, Barak! I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed the day with me. It encouraged me a lot! I enjoyed exploring around Kyoto with you too :-) I believe my guests can't enjoy much if I don't. Sharing fun time with people is the happiest thing as a guide. I could learn lots about your country too! It broadened my perspective. Good luck on your future. I'm looking forward to seeing you again. Toda! all the best, Yasuna
We really enjoyed our visit in Kyoto thanks to Yasuna, a very good guide, very patient and very kind, children really liked visiting with her!
Thank you very much, Claudia! I hope you and your family liked the restaurant I recommended, enjoyed shopping! I was happy to have you all on that day. Grazie! all the best, Yasuna
I contacted several potential guides explaining that I was already on an escorted tour and that I wanted to spend my free day seeing things that were not included within my guided tour. All but Yasuna just emailed back with their "standard" "personal" tour and made no attempt to accommodate my specific requirements. Yasuna, on the other hand, immediately understood, and asked me for a list of the sort of thing I wanted to see. I gave her a very long list and she used her local knowledge to reduce the list to a "doable" schedule that was as long as possible. On the day, we both arrived early, so got started about 15 minutes before the scheduled time, and Yasuna promptly had us on the train to the first location. Getting going so early meant the first two locations were very quiet and w... read more
Thanks a million for lots of lovely words! It's absolutely touching, and I actually cried with happiness. Haha. As an English guide and your local company in Kyoto, it encourages me a lot! It was fun to explore around Kyoto with you. Thank you for choosing me. I always think each guest have a different interest, and ask what you like before making an itinerary. You gave me specific list of places you want to visit, and it made it clear what you like. It helped to make a plan a lot. I'm happy to hear that the day we spent together became a memorable part of your stay. I always hope my guests will make a most of their limited time, and I want to be a good supporter. When I succeed like this time, I'm very happy. The gardens we visited were very refreshing, the perfect weather made the... read more
We are a family of four, including two girls aged 15 and 16, from the UK. We had a one day tour of Kyoto with Yasuna. She was extremely helpful beforehand in coming up with ideas for us and was very pleasant on the day. Thank you Yasuna
Thank you for the kind words, James! I'm very happy to hear that as a guide. I always try to be as helpful as possible. I hope you'll enjoy the rest of your stay, and see you again someday in the future. I'll improve my guiding skill more by then. Thank you very much! all the best, Yasuna
Yasuna was punctual, didn’t mind flexibility with our schedule and led us through the day seamlessly. Her English is good and the planning of the day was efficient. As it was our first day in Japan it was nice to be able to just absorb sights and ask lots of questions without needing to figure out where we were going. She was happy to share her own stories and even left us with some paper cranes. Thanks Yasuna!
Thank you, Seema! Your words encouraged me a lot! I actually enjoyed the tour with you! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your first day in Japan. It was lovely weather and we were lucky to see some cherry blossoms! I'm looking forward to seeing you again next time. kind regards, Yasuna
We very much enjoyed our tour of Kyoto with Yasuna. Kyoto is a great place to see and its impossible not to be spoilt for choice. Yasuna helped put together our program so we got to see the major sites of Kyoto, as well as a few places off the beaten track known to locals. Yasuna has excellent communication skills, both her email interaction and her grasp of English. Yasuna is highly recommended as a knowledgeable, and professional Kyoto guide
Thank you for lots of nice words! It was a fun day out with you guys. Thank you for being nice to me. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed our tour! It was a beautiful sunny day. It'll be unforgettable memory for me too! I'll welcome you back in Kyoto anytime. See you again in Kyoto or somewhere around the world.
Yasuna was our guide for a very cold day in Kyoto. She had a great plan for the day but was flexible when my teenage kids just couldn't handle the snow and cold weather. Yasuna is on the quieter side, but she can answer any question you ask her from history to food. Her English is good and she likes to paint (only found that out at the end of the day)!
Hi, Lisa! Thank you for the nice comment. It was very cold but I hope you enjoyed Kyoto. I like painting and that's the reason why I could give you the information about Ms. Yayoi Kusama. Haha, I'm shy to talk about my painting because I'm not professional in that field. Anyway, I should tell people about not only history or culture but also myself. It was nice to having you! I'm looking forward to seeing you and your family (including your husband) again! Thank you!!!
Yasuna is a Kyoto native who loves to show off her city. Her English is good. Her knowledge of the temples and castles was excellent. She took us to lunch at a perfect non touristy Kyoto restaurant. Her knowledge of the city came in handy when we were faced with crowds waiting for public transportation; she immediately knew an alternate way. In addition she is a very nice person Highly recommend. George and Carole
Hi, George! Thank you very much! Your feedback encouraged me a lot. It was a fun day we explored around Kyoto. You are very nice people too! I will never forget the beautiful autumn leaves we saw together. You came at the best time! I welcome you back anytime! I'm looking forward to seeing you again in future. all the best, Yasuna
Yasuna was a wonderful guide! She thought ahead and carefully helped me to tailor my itinerary so that we could fit as much in as possible. Her English is excellent and her interests very varied which meant that I could ask her a wide range of questions and gave a me a real flavour of living in Kyoto. Her historical knowledge was good and she was very sensitive about passing on information, giving information when it was needed but not just rattling it off. She had a great sense of fun and openness, and also was quite willing to be flexible and change plans if necessary. Also her restaurant recommendation was excellent! I would highly recommend her and would be delighted to book her again if we go back. Thanks for a great tour Yasuna!
Thank you for the feedback with full of nice words, Gabriella! I actually enjoyed walking around with you a lot. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the tour also. I will study more, and hope to give you better tour on your next visit. Your words encouraged me very much! I'm looking forward to seeing you again. Thank you!!!