I did a lot of research for our family trip to Japan. Makoon was very responsive and very professional from the start. I told him what I wanted to see and I asked him for recommendations on if I should change anything and he gave suggested I trade one place for Nijo castle. Being with Makoon is awesome, it’s better than a documentary because you get the history and significance of the places you are visiting, the hidden spots, tips on where to eat and shop, all wrapped up in a very friendly and caring guide. We spent two half days seeing the following. 1) Fushimi Inari Shrine 2) Kiyomizu Temple 3) Sanjusangen do 4) Downtown walk (Intro to Geisha culture) 5) Bamboo Forest Arashiyama 6) Kinkaku Temple 7) Nijo Castle Our first day we were late by 20 mins because we missed our train and he was very patient and courteous to us. I was able to send him updates through the app. He speaks English well. He took pictures of us too! He is truly an example of someone who loves their job and it really shows. I am planning on doing another trip and have him pick out what I do each day. He is worth the money 100%. Don’t hesitate on booking him. You can go see these sites on your own but having him their will give you the cultural and historical significance. In addition there were several things that I would have just walked by but I saw it cause he pointed it out. Book today! You won’t regret it!