I had a fantastic time with Yoko! On Day 1 I joined her for a tour of the Imperial Gardens. She was prompt and even found a vegan ramen restaurant to take me to so I could enjoy ramen as a vegetarian. Her knowledge of the city and the sites was impressive, and at the end of the day, on my request, she found a beautiful fan shop to take me to for souvenir shopping. The second day was a spectacular, custom tour or Nikko. Yoko listened to what I wanted to do and arranged an itinerary to suit my needs, including a local vegetarian lunch she had arranged in advance. She took care of everything so I could just enjoy the sites. As a first-time visitor to Japan I was a little intimidated by all the details I needed to take care of for a day trip to Nikko, and Yoko made it effortless. She even took extra time at the end of the day to take me to a free observatory near Tokyo Skytree that I would never have discovered if it weren't for her. I highly recommend Yoko as a tour guide. She's friendly, knowledgeable, understanding, and speaks perfect English. I hope to work with Yoko again if I come back to Japan!
I appreciate your great review, Maggie-san, before your flight. It was exactly as my "omikuji," fortune telling paper said: "It would be a fun trip." I was lucky to have an amazing guest like you, who could walk quick and intetesting to talk with that we could cover so much, especially at Nikko, we could see the Kegon Falls, Toshogu Shrine, Jyogyodou of Rinonji Temple, Kanmanbuchi and have a Yuba lunch, Onsen, and a quick visit to Kanaya Hotel. I had a great time with you, so I'll be looking forward to seeing you soon in the future. Thank you again for the wonderful days!!