Spent two days seeing Kobe, Kyoto, and Osaka. Rio did an excellent job listening to what we wanted and then coordinating and rushing across the cities in time to see what we wanted in the time we had. It was a very intense day of walking and traveling but he kept up and kept us moving. Overall, he’s an excellent tour guide and I would highly recommend him. My only minor complaint is that there were a few times we had some trouble communicating in English; there were some moments he didn’t quite understand us or sometimes we didn’t understand him. But his English skills overall are good and this was relatively minor and did not impact our experience at all. If English is your primary language, then you shouldn’t have a problem. If English is a weaker language for you, then it may be an issue.