Today we took a 7-hour tour with Mr. Nobu Nagata.
I cannot say enough about what a great experience it was for my family (me, wife, daughters (17, 18) and mother. Worth every penny.
Mr. Nagata was very professional, yet down-to-earth. He was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.
We had been to Kyoto before, but the kids had not.
While we had full control of the itinerary and wanted the kids to see some of the well-known sights (Golden Pavilion, Sanjusangendo, Fushimi Inari), the best spots were the ones we allowed Mr. Nagata to choice. For example, he steered us away (no pun intended) from Ryoan-ji, to another temple with better Zen gardens and almost no people.
He also knew the best times to bit the popular sights to minimize the crowd.
Will definitely hire him again, if I come back, and let him do all the selections!
From Mr. Richard.in USA
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Tour course:Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, anjusangen-do Temple, Ginkaku-ji Temple, Kinkakuji Temple Golden Pavilion, Ryugen-in