After visiting 4 times Japan we were looking for a day tour in Kyoto focused on places we did not visit or were "off the beaten tracks". Masaki prepared us a fully tailored-made day tour. He started with giving us a leaflet explaining all the places to be visited. He was very attentive to our requests and allowed us to discover beautiful places without any tourists which was important for us. We had lunch in a good local sushi restaurant without any tourist either. He is very fluent in English as he worked several years in Canada and very knowledgable on Japan culture. I would recommend Masaki without any hesitation for anyone looking for a guide in Kyoto.