MAKOTO

Licensed Guide
(58) Reviews
US$ 30 Hourly rate
Melanie Melanie United States ( Family )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Kyoto highlights in a day ”

“Mac” is a fantastic guide! This is my first trip to Japan and my first experience with a private guide. I could not have asked for a more perfect person. Mac was very knowledgeable, prepared, funny, flexible and so kind with my adult son and myself. The whole day was delightful despite the fact that we were dealing with jet lag, and that it is Golden Week and extremely crowded. He made sure that we got to all the places on the itinerary (and more) in the fastest and most economical fashion without feeling rushed. He went out of his way to make sure we were taken care of, even offering my son his own cameras’ battery when his ran out of juice, he asked some local artists to explain how they made their pieces when I was interested in their amazing craftsmanship. He even took us to the correct bus stop and waited with us to insure we would be able return to our ryokan. It’s all in the minute details that made it such an enjoyable day. Only wish that we had more time to spend with him. I highly recommend Mac for a truly memorable and fun experience.

MAKOTO:

Dear Melnie, Thanks for your prompt, and nice comments. I am so glad that you enjoyed my tour. I also enjoyed very much being with you and your son. Although the cherry blossoming is finished, I enjoyed whisteria and other flowers. I hope that you have a nice trip in Japan for the rest of yoir stay. Thanks again for yoir choosing me of yoir guide. Mac

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