Makoon (Masaki) immediately was everything you would hope for in a guide. He was very prompt with all my booking questions and always stayed in contact. He met with me at 6AM! He came to the hotel I was staying at to be my guide (which was so awesome for someone unfamiliar of where to go). He made me a guide pamphlet and a ginger allergy card. We set off for our adventure and he immediately started off with stories of Kyoto and allowed me to get to know him better. I felt like I was traveling with a friend from Kyoto! He knew so much history and pointed out things I would have never known about. Makoon is the tour guide for you if you want to have a laid back and educational experience of Kyoto. He also gave me great tips on where to buy things ( I got a great Kimono for my mom at Chicagos). Thanks Makoon! Best tour guide I have ever had!
Dear Paige san, It's a real honor for me to receive a review like this. It was also refreshing for me to have an early bird tour, and you definitely know we were way ahead of crowds! I'm also glad you liked the pamphlet and the allergy card, Japan can be challenging in many ways for first timers. Your high school teacher story was really touching, and I'm so happy you finally came here. I'm sincerely looking forward to seeing you again with your husband! Warm Regards, Makoon