Ikumi guided my family and me through the charming towns of Uji and Nara. She was punctual for our pickup in Kyoto and led us through the somewhat complex transportation system. She was very patient with my parents who browsed nearly every other shop along the path and engaged in thoughtful conversations with my sister and me. I would recommend Ikumi if you are looking for a local Japanese friend who can take you to various sites in the vicinity. Thank you, Ikumi!
Dear Sarah, Thank you so much for your review! I'm glad to hear you and your family enjoyed Uji and Nara despite of the weather and the longer train ride. (..and a long walk!) I liked the fact your parents enjoyed shoppings and snacks at nearby shops. I admire their curiousity and enjoy everything they see. I felt like I had 2 sisters who I could talk anything. It was so great to learn little bit about you and your sister and the culture of the states as well. Thank you again and hope to see you again in the future!