We spent just about 2 full days with Richard in Japan, traveling around Kyoto and Osaka. We travel a lot, and we always try to link up with a local to show us around properly. Richard was by far the best and most helpful guide we've ever crossed paths with. Usually these things tend to lean more towards history, or sight-seeing, or just straight food & drinks. We got it all and then some with Richard. He's American, but has lived in Japan 30+ years - so perfect English & fluent in Japanese. Most importantly, he literally knows everyone & all the best places for everything. Every single stop we made, we were greeted with big smiles, hugs, and a round of sake! It was truly the perfect combination of sight-seeing the historic landmarks, eating incredible market food (which would have been nearly impossible to navigate on our own), and drinking at the local spots with the friendliest and most interesting locals we've ever met! The 2 days flew by, and we had an absolute blast every step of the way. Thanks for everything Richard!
Hey Melanie!!! Thank you guys sooo much! I am happy you guys had a great time. Most of the pics I took of you two, you guys had food in your presence!!! LOL I hope you got all the pics and I saw Lisa the other day, from one of the bars we went to, and she said you guys were such a sweet couple. Again, congratulations and have a great New Year!!! If you have the time to write something on TripAdvisor also, it would help so much for me, (Spirits of Japan) please let them know you found me here on TripleLights!!!! Take care and hope to see you again next year!!! HA HA You know, 1st anniversary!! LOL Kind regards, Richard