Noriko was extremely knowledgeable- she provided wonderful historical information at Fushimi Inari. We enjoyed traveling by train to the site. In addition to learning about the shrine we spoke about many cultural, economic and political issues in Japan. We went to Gekkeikan Sake Museum to learn about Sake and enjoyed the tasting. We also got a Sake gift bag to bring home! After taking a group tour in Tokyo where the information was general with little depth and having to wait for others on the tour, I much prefer a private tour option. If you book this tour in the morning, more then likely you will get it. Special thanks to the concierge at Nikko Princess Kyoto for helping us to get this tour on this specific day!