Tomoko was very efficient! She met us at the train station, accompanied us to deposit our luggage at the carrier service to be delivered to our ryokan so we could go ahead and start the tour. Straight to lunch, she brought us to try and make our own yummy Okonomi-yaki - a traditional Kyoto food. She was patient in explaining the history and highlights of the temples, rock garden, bamboo forest and Ginza district that we visited all in half a day. She also explained how we can navigate on our own (which trains, buses to take) the other spots we planned to visit the next day.