My girlfriend and I had a great one-day trip with Hiroshi. Communicating and planning our itinerary ahead of time was very easy to do with Hiro. On the day of our tour, he offered to take our photos in a few locations, and he shared them with us via email a few days later. His English was excellent and we made good use of public transit to get around efficiently between tour stops. He shared a lot of background knowledge and history with us, which helped give more meaning to the temples and parks we visited with him. We saw sights that we likely wouldn't have seen without his guidance (particularly in the Geisha towns in Gion), he didn't seem to mind that our tour ran a little overtime (which we appreciated), and he even suggested places to visit on our own the next morning before we left Kyoto. All in all a fantastic guide, Hiro is highly recommended!
Dear Alex I am very grateful to you for your great reviews of the tour in Kyoto on Feb 26. I am also very glad to hear from that both of you really enjoyed yourself in the one day trip in Kyoto. I got relieved that you maneged to encounter with a few of Maiko-san who were walking through in the narrow path in Gion. Best regards Mar 12 Hiroshi Y.