May 2016...Our tour with Hiroshi in Kyoto was amazing. I was hesitant before finding Triple Lights that the language barrier would prevent us from fully enjoying Kyoto. I requested a tour through Triple Lights and they assigned Hiro to us. He speaks English and as a retired school teacher, is very knowledgable about the area. He was born and raised there. The tour took several hours (happily longer than I was expecting) and he put together the perfect itinerary. He suggested a route that included using the subway, walking and a taxi. He paid for his own subway, but asked that we cover the cost of the taxi....which we readily did. Be ready to walk with a purpose....he can zoom out! Meeting him was a breeze at the tourist information office at Kyoto station. Jeff and John - Washington DC.