We had a great day trip to Nikko with Aki leading the way. He met us at Utsunomiya station and took us first up to Lake Chuzenji then over to Kegon Falls, joined us for a quick lunch, then down to Toshogu Shrine and the other shrines and temple in that area. Aki speaks great English, is very easy-going, and overall is a great guy. My wife and I had been to Japan before but it was a first for our kids who are pre-teens. Aki seemed to have the sense of the right level of info (such as facts, historical importance, etc.) to deliver to us at the right time. We got a lot out of it and honestly, even though it was my third trip to Nikko, in some ways it felt like my first as I learned so much. I would recommend Aki as a guide without hesitation!
Dear Michael, Thank you so much for giving me such an awesome review! I’m very happy to hear that. I also enjoyed touring in Nikko with your lovely family. I hope your children have good memories in Nikko. Thanks for choosing me as your tour guide. If you have a chance, please enjoy Yokohama’s specialty, Sanma-men ramen (not Tan-Tan-men, and Tan-men). Have a good holiday in Japan. Sincerely, Aki