Our family of four, with two younger teenagers, loved our trip to Kyoto thanks to spending two days with Shin. Shin had excellent communication with us prior to our arrival, suggesting itineraries based on our preferences. He was very experienced in the public transit system of Kyoto which facilitated getting around quite efficiently. Shin is a most considerate and thoughtful individual. He went out of his way to accommodate our travel requests. The kids absolutely loved visiting the monkeys of Arashiyama, something we wouldn’t have planned ourselves. We saw a good deal of most of the must-see sights in Kyoto. On our third day (without Shin) we experienced an earthquake in the 5.5 range. It was quite scary especially being in a country outside of our own (U.S.). Shin contacted us even though our time with him had ended, to inquire after our well-being and offered his assistance should we need it. He also helped us manage train arrangements for our next stop, Hiroshima. Suffice to say we highly recommend Shin for his expert knowledge of the area, his kind and considerate manner and overall excellence as a guide.
Hello Mrs.Shari I would really appreciate to be given nice review comment on my Kyoto tours. The two days with you is one of the most marvelous moment that I have ever had as a tour guide life since over last year. Honestly speaking before making plan I was thinking over and over again how I should make a best courses that you would be satisfied with your family. So,, as you mention, a wild monkey park is one of off the beaten paths as well as Shinnyodo temple near my villa. I set our tour courses by 50% off the beaten paths and 50% famous but busy streets. By the way, a day after our tour, magnitude 5 earthquakes occurred, so instantly I thought I had to inform you of the relevant information to organize further schedule. I think a timely communication at unexpected cases is most important task for professional tour guides. And it was great fun for me to listening to your hometown and your every day life. I get interested much more in USA and your town. I am looking forward to seeing again. Thank you very much for having me this time, Shari san. I truly wish happiness of your family ! SHIN