My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Kobe with Hideo. As our group was made up of elderly parents, adults and young children, it was a challenge to arrange a tour that had aspects to cater to the different interests. Hideo was very helpful in sharing about all the possible areas we could explore given our fairly diverse group and after much discussion with him, we'd settled for a visit to the sake brewery, Chinatown, Kobe Animal Kingdom and a fabulous Kobe beef dinner. I appreciated very much, that Hideo was extremely prompt in his replies and so proactive in providing me with various information so I could make a proper decision on where my family and I should head to. He also gave me very specific instructions on where to meet him in Osaka and was so kind to meet us near our apartment so we could make our way to Kobe together. At the end of the tour, he even accompanied us back to our meeting point earlier in the day. Hideo was truly a great host! I highly recommend engaging Hideo as a guide if you're in Japan. His ever positive attitude, constant smiles, extensive knowledge of the country and professionalism put you in excellent stead that guarantee a great experience!