Recently my husband and I toured parts of Arashiyama with the hlp of Tomoko. We visited Daikaku-ji Temple and came away with a greater understanding of the importance of Buddhism in everyday life. Our last stop on the tour was at Nonomiya Shinto Shrine and again with Tomoko's help came away having gained appreciation for the significance of Shintoism . In between we visited the area where Fujiwara no Teika lived when he compiled the anthology "100 Poets 100 Poems." And the house where Basho stayed when he made the journey to Kyoto. Perhaps our requests were abit unusual. Tomoko was very knowledgeable at every stop. And entertained us with interesting stories ans Information. I can recommend Tomoko as a guide without hesitation. She helped make our stay in Kyoto much more intersting and rewarding than it would have been otherwise.