I toured around Kyoto with Makoon a couple of years ago and when I knew I was coming back with friends, I had no hesitation about reaching out to him again. He works very actively with you to try and tailor the tour to your interests ahead of time. During the time you spend with him you will get insights about the region, people, and culture far beyond what you might expect. The fact that he helps train other guides in the area should tell you alot. He also takes a lot of photos which he shares with you after the tour.

Basically, the fact that when I go back, I won’t hesitate to use him a third time should say plenty