We used Hiro for one day in Kyoto. He was very knowledgeable about the temples that he took us to and spoke English well. The only issue we had is that he was WAY too fast paced for my family. He had an itinerary and there was no deviation from his time table or what he had planned. He was often way ahead of us and we had a hard time keeping up. My son wasn’t feeling well and could not keep up with the pace. My son and I ended up leaving the tour early and my daughter and husband stayed with Hiro the rest of the day. I still would recommend him, but you should tell him up front your expectations.
Dear Beth Thank you Beth for your compliment on Dec 25 tour in Kyoto. I always take care of time shedule of the tour and I walk on so fast without caring for my guests. Sorry, I made a mistake. I should walk more slowly than usual on that day because your son was not in good condition. Best regards Jan 10 Hiroshi Y.