Definitely recommend Nobuko as a guide. She spent three days with us, two Kyoto and one Osaka. And it was definitely worth booking a private guide. She brought us to all the sigthseeing spots and adapted to our pace and wishes. The communication before our trip was great and she answered a our questions. We'll definitely will be back.
I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed all three days tours. Especially, the experience at the Tenryuji temple in Kyoto was awsome. I never had such a sophisicated lunch before. And the morment when we all agreed with Japanese curry & rice which were served by men wearing suits and ties in Osaka. Please take your mom too, and come back again. Nobuko