Katie IrvineUnited States
Our family of four (kids ages 8 and 10) had a great day with Takaaki. We asked tons of questions and learned about Shinto, Buddhism, local traditions, the history of each place we visited, and more. He took us to see the Fushimi Inari Shrine, Tofukuji Temple, Nijo Castle, and Nishiki Market. Each site was more enjoyable with our knowledgable and approachable guide leading the way! Takaaki was awesome with our kids and also accommodated my dietary needs (gluten-free) w/his lunch location selection.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Katie! I had a great time with your family during the tour. I understand the difficulties in finding gluten free food in Japan, but it is still possible to eat good Japanese food despite dietary restrictions :) Next time you are around Kyoto, perhaps we could do a bike tour :)