This tour is well worth your money! My husband and I booked this tour with little knowledge about zen gardens and we were so impressed and we left feeling like we could confidently share our new knowledge with our friends! Andrew is so thoughtful, knowledgeable, and passionate and it showed in the way he carried himself and the way he cared for his tour guests. He took the time to speak to each of us individually and to get to know our interests. As it was a very hot day, Andrew made sure to keep us in the shade as much as possible and to stop for water regularly, which we appreciated very much! We left this tour feeling inspired, calm, and well-educated. This was the highlight of our trip to Kyoto and I only wish we could have had more time to book more tours with him! Highly recommend this tour to anyone and everyone! 10/10
Andrew’s knowledge and passion about landscaping and Zen gardens is incredible! I learned so much about the history and design of gardens, and a lot of interesting tidbits about the culture. These are the kinds of things you’d only learn from an ex-pat who’s been in the country for close to a decade. Very special! It was my first trip to Kyoto and I can’t wait to come back and do more of Andrew’s tours.