Thanks to the people here who have helped us organise our first trip to Japan - it's the best place we have ever visited and we have only just left Tokyo and arrived in Kyoto where we are based now for 4 days. We have hired bikes in Kyoto and enjoyed a night cycle in the rain this evening around Gion area and got very lost after that. Some serious sightseeing is in order now and we were just wondering if there are any guides around to take us or meet us at the most important temples and shrines. We don't usually enjoy tours but feel now a little out on a limp and sick of reading travel guides and would love to learn more from an expert while at the sights. We would need an English speaking guide if you can recommend anyone very knowledgeable. Thanks for any help you can offer.