I booked Tomoko a few months before our Japan tour. From the way she answered ecery email inquiry, I sensed that we would feel comfortable with her. From the exchanges of our emails and good reviews, It was already somehow foreseen that the tour will be carried out successfully with her. True enough she delivered what was expected.
Tomoko is also the kind who is patient enough to wait for her client. We were 11 in the group. Since a few of us were in their early 60's, they tend sometimes to slow down in walking. There was also an instance that she took time to look for some of us who failed to follow the group's path and got lost. From this, we saw her patience and sense of resposibility. She went extra mile in her service such as helping us choose our food written in Japanese, she also taught us how to buy train tickets even if beyond her guiding time.
With regards to the knowledge on the tourist spots, no questions asked, she's knowledgible, she speaks fluently in English. Very patient.
From the above, Tomoko is highly recommendable as a tiur guide in Kyoto and nearby cities.
Thank you Tomoko, till we meet again!