My husband and I spend 10+ hours with Nobuko to explore as many Kyoto attractions as possible. She has excellent English speaking skills which made our communication with her very enjoyable. If you googled Top 10 Kyoto Attractions, we probably did it all, but our favorite places was the discovery of the oldest elevator in Japan which we found by accident eating lunch there. Nobuko took us to see the cherry blossom trees lighted at night time and the sign was truly breathtaking - the perfect way to end our evening! We took both the trains and the buses and did lots of walking as our goal was to hit as many places as possible and she made sure that we were on task to start and finish each place in a timely manner. She also provided just enough background including some interesting details of each attraction. Overall, our experience with her was wonderful and we couldn't have been happier! She sure makes you feel like an old friend and is just super polite and sweet. We'll miss her!