Very pleasant, competent and profesional tour guide. On subways, taxis, and on foot we covered all the major Kyoto attractions that could be covered in one day. Katsuko even drew us a map we could use to visit on our own the next day at the Nishiki Market and the Gion geisha complex. She also drew for us a map with Japanese instructions to help taxi drivers find our small apartment/hotel which was very helpful. We were fortunste to find Katsuko.
Dear Ervin, Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. It was really nice meeting you and I truly enjoyed the time and the conversation with you. I sincerely hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes, Katsuko Ozaki
We asked Katsuko to design a tour focusing on both major and lesser-known gardens in Kyoto, and she put together a great day for us. She also guided us through the Kyoto market and gave us great culinary information. Highly recommended.
Dear Matt, Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. I also enjoyed the day with you visiting the gardens. I hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes, Katsuko Ozaki
Katsuko arranged a wonderful first day in Kyoto for us. She helped us understand the temples, shrines, local neighborhoods, and the Nishiki food market. Thanks to her we are on strong footing for the rest of our visit. She was very informative of the history of each place we visited. She also designed a route that lead from one place to another seamlessly. She did it all with a smile and a great sense of humor.
Dear Jeri, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was so nice meeting you and I really enjoyed the time with you, especially the fun conversation with you during the tour. I hope you'll enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan, and hope to see you again some time in the future. Best Wishes, Katsuko Ozaki
We had a wonderful half day with Katsuko exploring beautiful Kyoto. We visited so many beautiful places and Katsuko explained their significance in Japanese culture. We learned many new things throughout the day. Katsuko was kind and patient with our children and found interesting things for them to see. She helped us with many suggestions for our time in Kyoto.
Dear Katy, Thank you very much for your kind review. You are such a wonderful family and it was so lovely meeting you all. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the day, and I really enjoyed the day with you too. Please give my best regards to your family, and Dino & Bunny. I sincerely hope to see you again sometime in the future. Best Wishes, Katsuko Ozaki
Katsuko was punctual and courteous, and she was most flexible with our schedule. She took us to where we requested to see and gave us a lot of information on each place in fluent English. We really enjoyed the day with her.
Dear Dorothy, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was so nice meeting you and I really enjoyed the day with you, too. I hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Japan and most importantly your return flight will be on schedule. Please take care, and I hope to see you again sometime in the future. Best Wishes, Katsuko Ozaki
Katsuko is friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and and flexible. I had a really nice day with her when we first had a ikebana lesson at WAK Japan and after that we went to Arashiyama. But the most memorable experience was to view the bonfires at the rooftop. Katsuko managed to book us a special dinner plan to view Gozan-no-Okuribi at the Kyoto Heian Hotel which I think to be one of the best places to look at them. I really appreciate that she was willing to spend this special evening with me. Thank you Katsuko.
Dear Riitta, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was so nice meeting you and I really enjoyed the day with you. The time I spent with you viewing the bonfires is such a precious memory that I will never forget. I heartily hope to see you again sometime in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko Ozaki
We were a family of four including two teenagers. We had a full day trip of Kyoto with Katsuko. She showed us Fishimi Inari, Arashiyama, Monkey Park, Nishishinjuku Market. We used the public transport but she made it very efficient. She is very knowledgeable about the history and told of lot of tit bits. It was one of the hottest days when we toured with her but she made sure we were comfortable. She is very soft spoken. I would highly recommend her without reservations. I will definitely use her services again. Thanks Katsuko for you help!!
Dear Premila, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was so nice meeting you and your family, and I truly enjoyed the tour with you all. You are a person who has a strong will, and you showed me the importance of never giving up - I really appreciate it. Please take care, and I hope to see you sometime in the future. Warmest Regards, Katsuko Ozaki
Katsuko was very professional and knowledgeable,always prompt to respond to our inquires prior to the trip. Based on our preferences, she planned an itinerary that focused on the gardens of Kyoto, the bamboo forest (including the beautiful Okochi Sanso Garden) and the Monkey Park. Katsuko was very flexible, she re-adjusted our schedule towards the end of the day when we faltered due to the excessive heat and suggested a small, secluded, but beautiful garden (Murin-an) - a perfect conclusion to a great day in Kyoto. Katsuko was not overbearing, she always managed to find the right balance between providing useful information and then letting us walk quietly for a bit, which we really appreciated. We would warmly recommend Katsuko.
Dear Mina, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was so lovely meeting you and I'm pleased to know that you enjoyed the tour. You are such a nice family close to each other and I truly enjoyed the day with you. I really hope to see you again sometime in the future. Best Wishes, Katsuko Ozaki
Kyoto tour was good except it finished earlier bc of rain. We were told of alternate areas to be visited however were not taken there so was disappointed.
Dear Shela, I sincerely appreciate your taking time to provide your feedback. On the day of the tour, probably I was too concerned about the weather and to prevent you from soaking wet, which resulted in we missed to visit some places. I'll take your feedback into consideration for future improvement. I wish you all the best. Katsuko Ozaki
We just completed 2 days with Katsuko In Kyoto. She is well travelled and her English is excellent Her knowledge on all the sites we visited was outstanding and our brief of wanting to visit traditional Japanese gardens was delivered to our full satisfaction . We moved around Kyoto in buses , trains and taxis to make the most of our time. She booked an amazing restaurant for lunch in Kifune (after liaison with us ) that had platforms over the river where tables are set up.The food was traditional Japanese and delicious. We were most impressed with Katsuko and would definitely recommend her for any guide work in Kyoto.
Dear Andrew, Many thanks for your kind review. It was really nice meeting you and I truly enjoyed the two days with you. It was so nice to see a lovely couple like you two. Wish you both love and happiness for many years to come, and hope to see you again sometime in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko Ozaki
Katsuko is a brilliant tour guide. She is so friendly,knowledgeable, helpful and patient. I had told her the places we wanted to see, and she planned the most efficient ways for us to travel. As we toured each site she told us many interesting facts about the history and culture. I just wish I could remember it all! I would definitely recommend booking a tour with Katsuko.
Dear Tricia, Thank you very much for your kind review. I truly enjoyed the tour with you and hope you had a pleasant walk along the philosopher's path after the tour. It was really heartwarming to see the friendship between you two. I hope to see you again sometime in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko Ozaki
We enjoyed a nice 4hours city tour of Kyoto with Katsuko. She guided us very well through the interesting sites of Kyoto and gave us a great recommendation for a restaurant for lunch. Thanks Katsuko!
Dear Urs, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was truly a pleasure for me to guide you and your wife. Also, it was so kind of you that you brought me the personal edition of Swiss chocolate ! Hope to see you again sometime in the future. Best Regards, Katsuko Ozaki.
We highly recommend Katsuko. We saw some major highlights in a 6 hour window. Her English was excellent, and she was so organized and relaxed in getting us to places. She shared excellent information with us. She stayed right on schedule so we could make it back to our cruise ship in Kobe. Our tour with Katsuko was the highlight of our trip.
Dear Michelle, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was truly a pleasure for me to guide you all, and I'm glad to hear that you could make it back to the cruise ship in time. My best wishes to you and your wonderful family. Katsuko Ozaki
Katsuko was great she was very helpful from the first time I corresponded with her. She assisted in planning our trip hotel and restaurant recommendations. We had the three guided tours and Katsuko was opened to our requests and we totally had a great time with her.
Dear Alan, Thank you very much for your kind review. I truly enjoyed the tour with you. Having conversation with you about your country, your family and so on was really fun, and hearing your jokes was also fun! I hope to see you again in the future. Best Regards, Katsuko Ozaki
Katsuko met us right outside our apartment and took us around a few temples in the Kyoto area. She communicated well and was very knowledgeable and thorough. She made sure that we were comfortable and guided us to coffee and lunch spots. We would have booked her for another day but she was already booked. We had a fabulous time in Kyoto and would highly recommend her .
Dear Sulo, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was really nice meeting you. My heart was warmed up by seeing the wonderful friendship among you and your friends. I truly enjoyed the tour having cheerful conversation with you all. I wish you a safe trip back home and hope to see you again in the future. Best regards, Katsuko Ozaki
We took an afternoon tour with Katsuko for our first time in Kyoto (family with 3 teenage girls) Katsuko was very accommodating in providing us multiple itinerary for our consideration especially we only have 4 hours with her, with plenty of suggestions which sights we could easily see on your own. We decided on Arashiyama and Kinkakuji due to distance of these places. From the start it was very well organised. She gave websites links of places that proved to be useful for us. Met us as Kyoto Station as we arrived from Tokyo -due to her detailed instructions we met her easily in an otherwise busy(understatement!) place. We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon with a Katsuko giving insights and wished it could’ve been longer.
Dear Eva, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was truly a pleasure for me to guide you all, and I'm so happy to know you enjoyed the tour. My best wishes to you and your wonderful family. Katsuko Ozaki
We were very fortunate to have spent 4 hours in Kyoto with Katsuko. Katsuko is evidently highly dedicated, displaying both preparation and a great deal of enthusiasm and sincerity. We were introduced to the main tenets of Shintoism and Zen Buddhism in Japan -there just the right balance of information sharing together with warm and engaging conversation. We would thoroughly endorse Katsuko as a caring and highly knowledgeable professional tour guide. Although our visit to Kyoto was brief, Katsuko provided us with experiences and memories that are sure to be long lasting.
Dear Linda, Thank you vert much for your kind review. I also really enjoyed the tour and having a conversation with you. Please have a happy new year, and hope to see you again in the future. Best regards, Katsuko Ozaki