Fong HsuUnited Kingdom
In my opinion, a local guide is a much better experience than scheduled tours. With a family of 4, it actually cost less. Travelling by public transport adds to the experience of a new country. A guide like Sachiko can give you so much more information than guides on a tour bus. Due to weather, we did not do as much as we planned, but the flexibility of your own local guide still meant we had a really nice day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really appreciate your thoughtful comments! I am very happy to have tours with a wonderful family like you. I hope to see all of you again.