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.