Our time in Kyoto was made wonderful by our time with Makoon. He is not only knowledgeable about all things Japan, he is also warm, friendly and attentive. His insight into the history of Japan made our trip so much more enjoyable. After going thorough a shrine, he led us through a “gauntlet” of food stands, each one better than then the next. He also steered us towards authentic Japanese merchants and kept us clear of the touristy spots. I can’t imagine having a better person guide us through Kyoto.