We were a group of 9 people and hired Toshiyo for a one day tour of Kyoto. We only had a day as we stopped on a cruise at the Osaka port. As such we request Toshiyo to take us to as many places as she could during the day. She did a great job of showing us the highlights. We met her at the Kyoto station in the morning. We used trains and buses to get around and she made things easy. While we are experienced travelers who typically use public transport wherever we go, there is no way we would have been able to see as much and move between buses and trains for the one day in Kyoto. While I originally debated whether it was necessary to hire a guide, I am really glad I did. She spoke great English and was very responsive prior to the the trip in order for us to coordinate. She also was very open to taking us where we wanted and made every effort to fit as much in as possible. I would recommend her to anyone visiting Kyoto and would not hesitate to contact her on a future trip.
Dear Brian, Thank you very much for having me as a guide. I am very glad you enjoyed your one precious day in Kyoto. I learned a lot about Mexico too. I hope you will come back in beautiful season of autumn. Thank you very much again. Toshiyo