A very well planned day of touring

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David
5 months ago , ( Solo ) , From: United States

“ A very well planned day of touring ”

Masaki-san put together a brilliant plan for the day based on advanced communication with me. We were able to see a great deal more than I could have ever hoped to on my own. Having his own car for transportation meant much less hassle in getting from place to place. His knowledge level and enjoyable personality also made the day a great one. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone and I hope to tour with him again soon

Masaki:
David-san I really appreciate a review like you gave! We had a great conversation and I learned a lot from you, especially the deer story! I do hope to meet you again so I can show you more here in Kyoto! Best Regards, Makoon

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Paul
4 days ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Outstanding tour experience in Kyoto thanks to Makoon! ”

We were so fortunate to have Masaki (Makoon) as our guide for our day tour of Kyoto. Makoon's service started well before our actual tour. Makoon tended to every detail of our group's (4 adults) request via detailed emails prior to our arrival. As we were arriving by ship, Makoon personally met us at the Kobe cruise port. From the very start, we were impressed with Makoon's professional and friendly manner. He was a delight to be with from start to finish! As we had requested a PRIVATE Maiko dinner while in Kyoto, Makoon was able to arrange this for us. This was the highlight of our entire tour of Japan! Thank you, Makoon! Makoon attended to every detail and was always willing to modify our plans based on our desires (especially since we preferred more eating and shopping opportunities, as well as trying to avoid touristy crowds at the popular sites). He was most accommodating. Makoon even took personal pictures of our day which he immediately emailed to us....what a nice touch! We all admitted that Makoon was probably one of the BEST guides that we have ever had (and we have traveled extensively around the world). We would rate Makoon as a "10 star guide" if the rating scale would allow this! If we ever find ourselves back in Kyoto (and we are certain that we will return) we would definitely engage Makoon's services. Thank you, Makoon! Paul, Marie, Robert, and Diana (friends from Hawaii)

Masaki:
Dear Paul, Marie, Robert, and Diana Thank you very much for such a wonderful review. It is really inspriring to receive such a message, and it's my motivation to improve as a guide! I was really happy to spend a day with such a happy and friendly group! Every place we went, I was really happy to see you show respect to the history and culture, and really enjoy the moment. It is truely my honor to share an experience with people like you. The time really flew that day, and it was great that we ended the day with Maiko dinner. I am greatful that I could have shown the very unique part of Kyoto culture. Again, thank you very much for everything. Please do contact me when you come back! I have a lot more to show you here!! Kind Regards, Masaki Makoon Mori

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Leah
6 days ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Highly Recommended Guide! ”

We love the flexibility of doing our own itineraries during our travels instead of joining tour groups. For Kyoto, however, I took a risk and hired a private guide with a car to make the most of our one full day in that beautiful city. It was a very smart decision that was worth the money! We were able to see some major attractions which would have been impossible without a car (and with a kid!). We were also treated to historical and cultural background stories of each site, which we would have surely missed had we been on our own. Lastly, our guide took pictures (which was not mentioned in the package) and sent it to us a few hours after the tour. These pictures are very much treasured since we rarely get family pictures that are not selfies during our trips. Makoon, our guide, is highly recommended! He speaks English well and has a knack of sharing stories that kept our interest, including that of our 8 yo son.

Masaki:
Dear Leah and the family Thank you very much for your kind review. It is truely my honor to receive such review. I'm really glad you like the background stories and history, and liked the pictures a lot. Again I love going on a trip with my family, too. It is often difficult to have family photos. I really hope these pictures will remind you of the day we spent together in this historical city! Looking forward to seeing you all again! Best Regards, Masaki Makoon Mori

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Sabina
1 week ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ He was the best guide We could experience. ”

It was very comftable trip. He has his own car to take us to the inportant place we needed to visit. His english was pretty good compared to other guides I met in Japan. He could explain all the histories and meanings of the places. Very kind and friendly. I would absolutely recomend to other peoples.

Masaki:
Dear Sabina Thank you for taking time to write a kind review. I am happy that I could be a help for you and your family to have a good memory. Eventhough we covered a lot of places in 1 day, there are a lot more interesting places in Kyoto! Please come back and hope to see you again in the near future!! Best Regards, Masaki Makoon Mori

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Nancy
1 week ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Highly professional guide. Covered all that we requested to see including an authentic lunch. ”

We had the most wonderful day with Masaki. I specified what I wanted to see in Kyoto after doing some research and he covered everything with complete knowledge of the sites including background information. He made the day fun and convenient. His knowledge of English was perfect and providing private transportation helped us to efficiently and comfortably get around without losing time. We learned so much from him and felt as if we were spending the day with a friend. He paid attention to detail in his e-mail conversations with us before our visit so that we had all the information we needed to meet him for our day of touring. We highly recommend Masaki for his professionalism and knowledge of history and current events.

Masaki:
Dear Nancy and Simcha Thank you very much for amazing review. It was great to show you around this ancient city, and sharing the history! I was also really happy to share the great conversation together, again I was guiding you in Kyoto but you were guiding me my life!! I am really looking forward to meeting you both again! Best Regards, Masaki Makoon Mori

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Cassandra
1 week ago , ( Family ) , From: United Kingdom

“ Excellent guide ”

My husband and our two daughters (13 and 8 years old) recently spent a couple of weeks travelling around Japan. We paid for a number of tours in different cities, but without doubt Makoon was the best guide we hired. He was very organised, spoke excellent English, understood what we wanted to achieve and was very friendly. We covered a lot on our tour and it all went very smoothly, including choosing an excellent place for lunch that met our various culinary tastes! Both of our daughters enjoyed his company and we found him to be very professional. If you have children do visit Monkey Mountain, we are from England but we live in Asia and thought we wouldn't bother because we are use to seeing monkeys, but it is good fun and worth the walk. Highly recommended, you won't find a better tour guide.

Masaki:
Dear Cassandra Thank you very much for taking time to write an amazing review! I really enjoyed the day with you and your family! You came in one of the busiest days of the year, but the traffic and crowd were surprinsingly light! Good karma you have! I still remember the very happy face of Cara's happy face with that sushi set! Once again, I am really happy that I could help you with making a great memory in Kyoto. Hope to see you everybody again in the near future!! Best Regards, Masaki Makoon Mori

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