My family and 1 recently spent 1.5 days with Masaki as our guide in Kyoto and Nara. He was very easy to deal with in the planning and extremely well organised throughout. My children (aged 22 and 23) were a bit sceptical about taking a guide but Masaki won them round and they are now saying this was the best bit of the holiday! His English is excellent as is his knowledge of all the sights and culture of Japan, from the blockbuster sights to the small back alleys, but this is delivered in a fun, light way which keeps everyone going. He is very careful to ensure everyone is having a good time and is flexible- this was important on our morning in Nara as it was pouring with rain so we skipped too much walking in the park and made up for it elsewhere. His food recommendations were spot on for the children. He also kindly took lots of photos of us as a family. Overall he is an excellent guide and I would highly recommend him for any trip to Kyoto or Nara.
Dear Aileen san, I'd like to express my sincere gratitude to your kind review. Yes, it was raining quite hard on our day2, but we managed to have some great experience, again it's all Wabisabi...! It's an honor to hear I could change your children's view about a tour guide, one can especially make a big difference especially in Kyoto and Nara, these historic cities! As a foodie, I can't let you have a mediocre food! Please enjoy those pictures, and remember the great time you spent in Kyoto. Sincerely looking forward to seeing you again! Warm Regards, Masaki Makoon Mori