Hiroko was a fabulous guide. She worked extremely hard to craft an agenda that would work well for our family. I have a 9-year-old son that gets bored easily. She was totally flexible and made the whole day feel relaxed while we saw many sights across the city. I would recommend her to anyone. I think all the time she spent in the US makes her extremely relatable in addition to being very knowledgable about the sites and culture of Japan. We used several good guides during our trip but she was the favorite of every member of our family.
Melissa, I am deeply grateful for your kind and generous review. I am also glad to know that you enjoyed the tour in Kyoto. It was a long day, but I felt so relieved that your children did not look too tired at the end of the day. I hope that the tour will be a part of your nice memories of your visit to Japan. Please give my warm regards to your family. I really enjoyed being your guide! All the best, Hiroko