A big thank you to Makoon for the wonderful day in Kyoto. From the beginning, he was thorough and prompt in all our correspondence, provided me with detailed information of what to expect, what to bring, etc. My kids (age 13 and 20) and I had a great day. The lunch place he had picked out was perfect, we learned so much from him about Kyoto history and about Japanese culture and society, and we liked his short powerpoint presentation at each sight. At the very crowded Kiyomizu temple, he took us off to the side to show us a very important stone marker, which most tourists missed. I highly recommend Makoon if you want to not only see the sights in Kyoto, but to learn about Japanese history and culture. He really knows his stuff!