If I could give him 6 stars I would. From the very first correspondence with Richard via email his ideas for our 2 days in Kyoto were great and had our whole family excited for our first trip to Japan. Our first day started at noon since we had a tight 7 days schedule and were arriving from Hakone. Richard immediately took us to experience an authentic homemade Japanese lunch at a historical home in Kyoto. We visited several temples and shrines and Richard always had great knowledge of all the places we went to. A highlight of the tour for us was visiting the monkey park. The kids loved feeding them. We visited Nishki market where we enjoyed alot of wonderful foods. Richard is a wealth of information about Kyoto and the surrounding areas of Japan. He was great with 11yo boy girl twins and was constantly entertaining them with stories, jokes and riddles. We had an amazing time with Richard and would not have wanted to experience Kyoto without his thoughtful planning, expertise and charismatic personality.
Well, Hensley and Wesley are awesome kids.... smart too. They stumped me a couple of times! Thank you for the kind review and please do come again. Much to explore! I am soooo happy you guys had a good time and I hope you savor the memories! Kind regards, Richard