We spent 4 hours today being guided by Yumiko through the Kinkaku-ji temple and the spectacular rock garden at Ryoan-ji. Yumiko was unfailingly pleasant and patient with our questions, having planned the trip so we could avoid the rush of tourists. She also helped us plan the remainder of our afternoon, staying with us well past the allotted time. A great start to our stay in Kyoto!
Thank you for the nice review. I hope your Saihoji visit went OK smoothly. Have a wonderful new year with your lovely family! Listen to the JOYA-No-KANE on 31st midnight. ( you can hear the sound of bell from the temples. very traditional )