We had a fantastic 4-hour tour with Toshiyo during our first day in Kyoto! Before meeting, I sent her our itinerary and she helped outline the best things we could accomplish during our time together. She met us promptly at our hotel lobby and helped us take the bus to the Silver Pavilion. From there we walked the back roads to the Philosopher's Path, all the way to Nanzenji Temple. Along the way Toshiyo was filling us in on the historic significance of every site, adding so much richness to the sites that we wouldn't have had other wise. She also happily answered a lot of our cultural questions. We had some extra time afterward so she took us to the Inari shine and then helped us buy our bullet train tickets. We'd happily book Toshiyo again and highly recommend her!
Dear Casey Thank you very much for having me as your guide and warm hearted review. I am very glad you got interested in our culture and had a pleasant time here. I hope you can come back in autumn. You will find different aspects of Japan. Best regards. Toshiyo