We wanted to visit 3 gardens and temples to also see azaleas, peonies and cherry blossom as well as the fish market. to do it by public transport or even individual taxis would simply not have worked as one would have done as much walking to get there as what was needed to see the excellent sites. it also meant we could be driven around to see some areas that we could then go to later at our leisure. It worked very well and Ken the driver was an excellent communicator and planned the schedule well. he also found us the right local restaurant for lunch. Costly but for us it was worth it.