My wife, son (13) and I spent an evening with Ryoji in Kyoto in late October. My goal was to see the off the beaten track Kyoto and really get to know the city through a local. Ryoji met us for an evening tour, took all of our requests in and showed us some great things in Kyoto. What I/my family like the most was a dinner we had together at the end of the tour. We talked about real life in Kyoto/Tokyo/Japan and he gave us a real sense of what his life was like on a day to day level. Exactly what I wanted my 13 son to to understand. Great guy, took care of us, decent English speaker and willing to talk about real things.
Ryoji is professional, friendly and speaks good English. I learned a lot about Kyoto during the 2 hours tour. Highly recommend!
I ended up traveling solo so booked the evening Gion tour with Ryoji who was very knowledgeable and accommodating. It was especially nice to see the quieter areas away from all the crowds. The secret garden is just lovely.
Despite the fact that we had different age gaps in our group (from a 6yr old to 84yr old), Ryoji was very patient and extremely accommodating to all of us. He took us to the most amazing sites in Kyoto, all the while telling annecdotes and histories of each place and taught us some of the Japanese culture. He made sure each of us had an awesome experience to remember, took us to the best places to eat, helped us find all the little keepsakes we wanted and made sure we got on the right train back home! Best tour ever!
We all really enjoyed our tour with Ryoji. Excellent English and knowledge plus a few lovely surprises along the way. Thank you
He did a great job. The tour went on time and just as promised. Spoke very good English. Gave us a very good overview of the Gion area and Kyoto nightlife. Gave us the ability to return to the area and know what we were doing.