Michael WalshUnited States
Not only did Tomoko take us to wonderful places--Fushimi Inari, the Golden Pavilion, and Nijo Castle--she also helped us with something you might not expect: buying our bullet train ticket. So we are immensely grateful to her for helping us through something we could never have done ourselves, given some limitations on using our credit card in Japan (a 30,000 yen limit per transaction). And we just happened to be in Japan during the busiest week--Golden Week and a new emperor. Good job, Tomoko.