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Every scene from the tour makes me smile as nice memory whenever I'm looking back!  :)

Family from UK - Dec 25, 26, 2010
I simply cannot find words adequate enough to express our gratitude for your fabulous generosity. In particular, I wish to thank you for showing such great kindness to my children. I believe very strongly that exposure to such experiences is not only good for their personal development, but in the long run, essential for the sake of all humanity as our cross cultural ties allow us all to experience real understanding of humanity on the basis of friendship. You showed such warmth, humour, affection and patience for them. I know that you must receive emails like this on a regular basis but please be assured that we will maintain contact with you and send you our love and very best wishes. If you, your friends or family are ever in need of company in Hong Kong or the UK, we will gratefully be your hosts so do not hesitate to ask. I will treasure our experience deeply and thank you again for your great care and attention, we simply loved every moment. Thank you again.

Guide Course: Torroko train along the river from Kameoka - Arashiyama area including Bamboo - Ryoanji temple - Kiyomizu temple


Family from Malaysia - Dec 19, 2010


Two Couples from Canada - Dec 14, 2010


Tourist from Switzerland - Dec 12th, 2010


Couple from Canada - Nov 28th, 2010


Tourists from Spain - Oct 28th, 2010
Dear Satoko,

Thanks a lot for your useful help during our stay in Kyoto. We have had a wonderful time in Japan. You are a perfect guide! We enjoyed a lot the whole day with you in Kyoto: the mountain train tour, the visits (temples, castle, gardens.. ) and the lunch. What a great day! I have attached some photos, I hope you like them. Following your advice, we went to Hikone the day after. We visited the Museum, the Castle and the Garden. It´s really worthy to do so. We had fun and liked the site a lot (what a view of Biwa lake!) Again,  thanks a lot for your help.  We won´t forget these magnificent days in Japan. I hope you have liked the Gran Canaria's book. Best wishes and regards from my family.


Family from Switzerland - Oct 24th, 2010
Dear Satoko,
Thank you very much again for the wonderful day we had a week ago! And thank you sooo much for the amazing photos!!! I appreciate the time you took to put them into albums, I know it really takes long to organize the photos.. We had so much fun to see these pictures, brings back great memories! Of course I love most of the photos in the album (you really have a good eye on catching photos!). Our very best regards and many thanks for your kindness, Charna and boys


Couple from Spain - Oct 22nd 23rd, 2010
Konnichiwa Satoko,

How are you? We still feel happy. It was unbelievable to know Japan and when you be so happy everything seems easy and better. We come back to Spain tomorrow but first we would like to say you THANK YOU VERY MUCH, we think that Japan is unbelievebla, at first for people like yours. We are falling in love to Japan and we are thinking to come back sometime to know Hokkaido and Okinawa, it´s only a dream, but who knows. Your country is unique and we have felt as in our house or ever better. On Tuesday we went to Higashiyama North and then we went to Hikone (It´s beautiful and you feel that it´s an original castell, you can imagine the daymio living there). We hope to keep in touch with yours. We´ll send you some photos, and we are waiting for you in Spain



Hi Satoko! Thanks so much for bringing us around. We had a lot of fun.".

We had a lot of fun in Japan. I hope to come again some day.
Thanks so much again, Satoko-San. Cheers
Agnes from China -  Aug 7, 2010


Dear Satoko,

thank you very much for the pictures, you are such a good photographer!!! Please find attached some of ours. We enjoyed SO much our trip in Japan that I started taking japanese cooking lessons here in London!!! We really loved your country and I hope to visit it again in a less hot period... ;o) October must be really magic in Kyoto.
I'm so happy you enjoy the Italian coffee! For me its parfume represents morning! I wish you a lovely day,
Elena and Marco from Italy  -  July 31, 2010


Thank you again for your excellent guidance in Kyoto on August 22. We have just returned from our vacation and we loved every day we had in Japan. We particularly enjoyed our day with you and I cannot thank you enough for your help. When I am done going through all of our pictures, I will be sure to send you some of the better photos.
Jim from USA  -  Aug 22, 2009

Hi Satokooo!!!
We enjoyed very much your guide!!! We had a great time with you in Kyoto. It's a beautiful memory... I'll think about macha caffe...never say never! The oracle said that I've to be patient...and everything will be OK! So far, I've ordered japanese green tea on line, we'll see if it's good like we tasted in japan...  Now, I've to go, here in office they are calling me...but I'll write you soon.
Ciao ciao!!!

Hi Satoko!  How much the Japan misses me! Donatella and I are thinking about returning there as soon as possible! The only person that has eaten the evening of the ice cream have been me! Donatella and Claudia didn't have at all hunger! We have made the last purchases to the airport of Tokyo. Unfortunately there were not many shops. However we bought a flood of Japanese sweets, bottles of sake, books, jewel cases of lacquer and many other things. Let's wait you as soon as possible to Rome! See you soon! CIAOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
Donatella and Daria from Italy  -  Aug 19, 2009

Dear Satoko,
We arrived yesterday at night (spain hour), and are still with jet lag. We also were glad to see you. Olga took some good photos of two maikos leaving that house. We also bought some different flavors of that sweet we tasted with you at the top of Kiyomizu hill.  Finally, we went directly to kameoka by JR, and then sailing to Arashiyama.  At Arashiyama, we visited Tenryuji Temple and the bamboo path. After lunch, we came back to the hotel because it was a very hot day. We enjoyed this day despite the heat.
The day after, we visited Nara during the morning and then went to dinner to Takao. We expected more about Nara. We imagined like Nikko. Besides, we loved todaiji temple. The dinner was a nice experience. The meal was good, the place romantic and pretty. There were 3 Maikos. Two of them, were greeting, talking from table to table. Everybody were madding photos with them, and we did as well. Finally, every two of them, danced a song. Maybe it was a bit short, because we arrived at 6 pm, and leaved at 8 pm. The last two days, we went for a walk pacefully at Gion, Pontocho and city center area, buying souvenirs and enjoying the city.Thank you very much for your time and your effort to make easier and nicer our stay at Kyoto. We keep in touck ;)  Arigato & Sayonara.
Pere and Olga from Spain - Aug 16, 2009

Hi, Satoko! we enjoyed great desserts!!! Tody my family knows you in your video 'Carps & dragons' at Kinkakuji temple. You're our star!!  :-)
Jordi and Ana from Spain  -  Aug 13 and 14, 2009

We've just finished the interview. It's going to be shown on Thursday at 9/10am.
Thanks again for today. It's wonderful highlight tour.
Jamie from UK - Aug 8, 2009

Hi Satoko! I had such fun with you in Kyoto. Hopefully we can meet up again. keep in touch! I had a really nice time getting to know you as well! Well, I am finally back to my regular schedule and sleeping like a baby at night! Yay! :) Last weekend, I made my own green tea frappuccino and it was just delicious! Yummy! :) Now I no longer need Starbucks ;) How was your weekend? I'm attaching some pics I took. I hope you enjoy them. (a couple frpm USA - 25th & 29th of July 2009)

Hi Satoko, We hope you are doing fine. We are now back in Montreal after a great 2 week trip in Japan. Thanks again for your availability and the great tour of Kyoto on July 20th. We really enjoyed our experience with you. Thanks again for everything, (a couple from Canada - 20th of July 2009)

Hi, Thank you for your guide! I was really impressed with your energy! :) and yes, I've also enjoyed the exploring Kyoto with you so much! How lucky we were, even in this middle of rainy season, the weather was always in our side! I hope you will keep doing guide and help the tourists like the way you do to us, a great memory in our mind! (a couple from Australia - 23rd of June 2009)

Thank you for a wonderful day! I've enjoyed the trip with you very much. and thank you for your worries if I could get to the meeting place in time for the night touring for tea house. YES! I did and it was very interesting insights into geishas! Thank you again. (a lady from USA - 30th of May 2009)

Hi Satoko, we have also enjoyed exploring the beautiful Kyoto with a great guide like you. We had the tea ceremony at the place you said, and it was an amazing experience...I had also the chance to buy some fine Uji's tea. Thank you very much.  (a honeymoon trip. from Croatia - 24th of May 2009)

Hi Satoko Janet and I want to thank you again for all your time and efforts in making our time in Kyoto so great. We really enjoyed our travels together and your choices were wonderful. We are off to the ship.
(a couple from USA - 4rt & 5th of May. 2009)

Dear Satoko, We were willing to thank you again for the great time we had together in Kyoto. The whole family spent a fantastic time is this magic city. We enjoyed all what we saw, liked a lot the rhythm at which we visited, averall, it was very balanced and complete. Thank you to have made an unforgettable stay of our stay. If one day you come in Belgium, you are our guest. Sincerely.
(a family and their parents from Belgium - 18th & 19th of Apr. 2009)

ciao dearest Satoko, we are in kyoto right now back from koyasan it was wonderful there! tonight we`ll try to experience the gion area tomorow we are leaving to beppu tahnk you so much for your kinndness and patience you are a brillant guide !!! i'm sure we'll find another occasion to meet, mybe in italy!! i hope you're doing well
Elena from Italy - 03 & 04 of Apr. 2009

Hello Sotokosan, we had no trouble finding Gion Corner or getting back to Kyoto station. My wife bought two Kimonos and two Obi. Thanks again for a wonderful time. If you are ever in California, you are welcome and we will be your volunteer guide. Your tomodachi,  Sachiyo from USA - 29th of Mar. 2009

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Kyoto Guide Index

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Kyoto Travel Tips
Drop your Luggages at Kyoto Station!!
Kyoto Itinerary (sorry, now in the rennovation)
"Must to Visit" Nijo castle, Kinkaku-ji, Ryoan-ji, Shijo Karasuma Shopping area, Kiyomizudera,Gion
"Must to Visit" <2nd Day> Arashiyama, Tenryu-ji, Bamboo Forest, Togetsu-bridge, Heianjingu shrine.
"Must to Visit" <3rd Day> Ginkakuji, Philosopher's Path, Nanzenji, Shorenin, Chion-in, Maruyama-Park
"Must to Visit" <4th Day> Fushimi Inari & Nara area
Kyoto Tour by Bicycle!
What to do after Sunset
"Must to Visit" <4th Day> Kyoto Night Cruise (Yoru Bus) Bus Tour
Suberbs of Kyoto
Boat Tours down Hozu River
Boat Tour Movie
Kibune area, Kawadoko Kaiseki Cuisine on the River! (summer)
Takao area, Kawadoko Dinner with Maiko (spring and autumn)
Dinner Retaurants
Twilight Pontocho or Kamogawa Riverbank Dining (summer)Okonomiyaki (at Downtown)
● Okonomiyaki (at Kinkakuji area)
● Kobe Beef
Kyoto Sweets
Kyoto Famous Flavor, What is Matcha?
Kakigoori (Shaved Ice)
Souvenir Tips
Recommend Kyoto Souvenir Gallery 1
Recommend Kyoto Souvenir Gallery 2
Maneki Neko (Lucky Cat)
Shichimi Spice
Astro Boy Museum
Japanese Wooden Doll, Kokeshi
How to Wear Yukata
Tea Ceremony
Tea Ceremony Experience
Matcha (Powdered Green Tea) History
Meet Maiko
Winter Gion - Tea Party with Maiko only by One Coin!
Maiko Dance Performance Every Sundays
Meet and Chat with Maiko on Weekends & National HolidaysKawadoko Dinner with Maiko
Maiko Dancing Movie (Gion Higashi Kouta Music)
Funaoka Onsen, Special Public Bath
Kurama Onsen, Houroku-yu
Plum Festival at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
Higashiyama Hana Touro Illumination
Kiyomizu Temple, Blue Dragon Dancing
Yabusame-Shinji (Archery on Horseback)
Aoi Festival Parade
Iris/Azalea Viewing
Bonfires, Daimonji Yaki Festival
Ancient Princess Parade (at Arashiyama)
Arashiyama Hana Touro Illumination
Spring Sakura (Cherry Blossom)
Hirano Shrine
Daigoji Temple
Omuro Ninna-ji (World Heritage)
Winter Special
Public Viewing 2009 (Toji, Chionin etc...)
Night Light-Up
What is Autumn Colors
Shoren-in Temple Night Illumination
Try "Omikuji" ! Enjoy reading your fortune

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