Testimonial for Nagata KyotosightsTour


“Best day of their visit!”

My husband and I currently live in Japan and my parents came to visit us in mid June. 

We decided to take a trip to Kyoto, but didn’t know where to start with planning. 

I stumbled upon this page about private tours and it sounded perfect for us. 

Our guide, Nobu, really made our trip to Kyoto a memorable one; he did everything we could ask for and more. 

From the start, he had great communication via email asking questions about our group and our preferences. 

His recommendation on what time to get to Fushimi Inari saved us hassle with large crowds, and his knowledge on the different shrines and temples we saw, as well as Kyoto history in general, made everything much more interesting. 

It was so nice to say "We want to see X and Y spots" and Nobu filled in the rest of an incredible day. 

He even recommended a great restaurant for lunch! 

He took us to what I think was my favorite temple I've seen in Japan yet, Otagi Nenbutsu, which was off the "beaten path" of popular spots in Kyoto. 

It was so peaceful and the 1200 unique Buddha statues had so much personality! 

Nobu always went out of his way to run back to his van ahead of us to get it started so we could enjoy the nice A/C right when we got inside from the hot weather too. 

My parents cannot stop raving about Nobu and our tour with him, claiming it was their favorite day of their 10 day visit. 

The convenience, personalization and firsthand knowledge that comes with this tour are well worth the price! 


Overall, we can't say enough great things about Nobu, book with confidence!


From Ms. Sara Gasser in USA