OVERALL experience is GREAT!
due to heavy snow we were only allowed until the first level. nonetheless, our guide MICHIKO-san is very encouraging and positive about everything. not to mention VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE and ACCOMMODATING. she thought us the difference between a shrine and a temple, how purify before entering a shrine, how to pay respect to the deities, how to count in Japanese, and a whole lot more. she even translated my lucky fortune when we were at the shrine.
VERY GOOD JOB MICHIKO-san (and mr.driver-san also 🙂)