We were very fortunate to be able to hire Ko for a day tour in Kyoto. We had 5 in our group and his vehicle can hold 9 passengers. Having been reised in Kyoto, he took us to some small temples that were quite interesting. We also went to the sake district museum and tried some sake as part of our tour of the museum. He suggested a place for lunch, which was outstanding for udon and soba noodles. He knew the backroads into Arishiyama and visited a temple and the bamboo forest. We passed on the monkeys as we didn't want to climb up a hill that would have taken 20 minutes. Our tour went beyond the assigned time and there was no extra charge. You won't go wrong hiring Ko as your guide.