Nobu-san was a guide and owner driver we booked the eight hours private taxi tour.
We were travelling with senior friends and felt this would be the most comfortable option for them. The communication leading before our trip was detailed and prompt, Nobu-san was helpful and gave suggestions on pick-up time and route to avoid traffic.
In the morning, we were picked up on time in a very clean and comfortable Alphard type luxury vehicle and Nobu-san greeted us warmly. We wanted to visit many temples and tourist sights, Nobu-San tailored a tour of Kyoto to our requests and accompanied us at every site. Our tour was filled with many interesting facts and extensive knowledge of Kyoto's Shrines and tourist spots. He was also very flexible in his tour, and catered to the needs of the senior friends, Nobu-san treated them with infinite patience, respect and kindness. When he found out we would be attending a tea ceremony near Kyoto station after the tour, he called ahead so that the venue could provide chairs for our senior friends as sitting on the floor might trouble their knees! We were very touched by his thoughtfulness.
We visited Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizu Dera Temple, Nijo Castle, Ryoanji Temple, and ended the day at Kinkakuji.
I highly recommend his services, and would no doubt book a trip with him in the future.