We visited Kyoto at the height of busy Sakura Season (Spring 2019). We are an American family with 4 kids (ages 10-15) and we wanted a highlights tour of Kyoto with emphasis on understanding how to get around by bus and train. Nobuko easily navigated mass transit making sure we understood how to follow the maps and get tickets. She guided us to popular (crowded) sights in a way that we avoided the busy streets but experienced the attractions fully. She took extra care to make sure our children were engaged and happy (encouraging them to try samples of Japanese Snacks, sharing interesting stories at their level and offering resting breaks). Overall, we were very pleased with our 6 hour highlight tour and we felt confident to tour on our own in the days following our time with Nobuko.
Dear Melissa, Thank you for your excellent review. I am so glad to introcuce my country to you and your family. Your kids were lovely and sociable during our journey. They seemed to know how to be a menber of the multinational person a lot! My best time, when kids enjoyed their shiny ice cream and greenary sweets. I hope all of you have fun fun time and come back to see me again! Thank you again for choosing me as your local guide in Kyoto, Melissa! Nobuko