Michiko gave us an excellent tour. She met us exactly where she said she would at exactly the time specified. I admit, we had our doubts about finding her on an extremely crowded and busy train platform, but there she was, with her sign, exactly as she said she would be. Starting with Fushimiinari, where she provided us with interesting historical and local information that you don't find in the guidebooks and shepherded us through the crowds of people. Then local transport to Arashiyama, for a nice authentic Japanese lunch, a Japanese garden, bamboo forest, monkey park and local attractions. I even got to meet some local Jr High students and answer their questions about my trip to Japan, while working on their English skills. All through the tour, Michiko was very flexible and understanding of any limitations we had while providing options that we may not have known about originally. She flexed her time and skills to meet our sometimes out of the ordinary requests and meet our needs. If you are looking for a professional, knowledgeable, flexible guide who takes pride in her touring, Michiko is definitely a #1 choice. I would have no problem booking her again if/when I return to Japan and recommend her highly to anyone else looking to tour the Nara/Arashiyama area.
Hi Robert, Thank you for your nice review! It was really nice meeting you! In this tour, we had to walk a lot and your cooperation made the tour successful. I really appreciated it.Thank you very much! Your passion for Japanese pop culture interested me and I really enjoyed talking with you at the riverside of Arashiyama. I wish for your health and success from Japan and in the future, please revisit Japan! Michiko