Kaori is simply a terrific guide to help us “conquer” Kyoto for the first time. She is absolutely very knowledgeable about Kyoto. She is very approachable and her bubbly personality made the trip with her even more enjoyable. We went to Kyoto for the very first time in June. Realizing that Kyoto has so much history and so many places and things to do and see, we decided to hire a guide. She turned up on time in the morning (as everyone and everything is in Japan). She helped us getting the IC card for our son who was needing a children card. She was just very helpful all around. The back story she shared with us about the shrine and temple was engaging and made us appreciate what we saw even more. During the planning stage of our excursion, she was flexible and could recommend things or places to go to satisfy our curiosity. For every question I had, she responded quick and informative. We had only a short 1.5 days in Kyoto and wanted to “sample” what Kyoto had to offer. We knew our time was just too short to experience Kyoto to the fullest. Therefor, we needed a knowledgeable local to show us the highlights of Kyoto; from the traditional to the more modern aspect of this historic and bustling beautiful city. All in all, she was one terrific guide to hire (and she took very good pictures of us too 😊). We felt that we were taken care of very well and we achieved our goal. Thank you Kaori! When we are back in the future to dig Kyoto deeper, we know who to call/contact 😊.
Hello Dian. Thank you for leaving your warm comment :) Since 1st message we exchanged, we kind of connected very fast! And talk about very much what is in your mind about Kyoto! It makes my job much easy and fun! I was very happy to spend time with you and your lovely family! I wish you had wonderful time in Nakasendo, too! Please let me know anytime you want to come back to Japan 🇯🇵 I will list up some kawaii things you might like ;) Thank you!!!