Richard spent a day and a half with four of us in Kyoto. We had a marvelous overview interspersed liberally with sake and tasty tidbits at the market stalls. He is knowledgeable and engaging with ready wit and an endless store of tales, more or less credible! We experienced sake tasting, a tea ceremony, evening with an apprentice geisha, a day trip to Arashiyama temple and bamboo forest. Our time there was packed with all manner of sensory stimulation not least because Richard knew where to take us and what to do in our limited time. It was also nice to be able to communicate in a language in which all of us were fluent. Great guide! Fun trip! Thanks Richard. We enjoyed ourseives.
Well I'm very happy you guys had a good time Only 4 stars? Wow. You guys laughed the entire time. Whats up with that? LOL. I will have to be on my toes when you return then so I can top that! Thanks for allowing me to pack your trip in and I hope you took home some great memories of Japan. :)