“Kyoto - 1 Day Tour”
We were 6 of us and Nobuaki Nagata-San (Nobu-san) picked us up from our hotel in Kyoto in his very clean and comfortable Toyota van. Nobu-san was very professional, knowledgeable with a great sense of humor. We spent nearly 6 hours very effectively in spite of the rain. Nobu-san was well prepared for the rain, had umbrellas for all of us.
He was efficient in his driving and was always able to find parking spots near the sights we were visiting.
We saw the Fushimi-Ku Inari Shrine (memoirs of a Geisha), Kinkaku, the Golden Pavilion, Zen Buddhist temple with rock garden.
He drove us in and around Gion, geisha district; explaining to us about the culture and how to spot Geisha houses.
Also gave us a name of an excellent restaurant for dinner, walking distance from our hotel and a tip about going to Hyatt Regency Hotel to see a free Geisha show in the evening.
They have one everyday at 6:15pm in the lower level of the hotel.
It lasts only 15 minutes and for us that was enough time.
From Pervin Sagar-san, in USA