It was nice (especially in the heat) to have a car to take us to his recommended sites to see. Our drive, Naoki, was extremely friendly and let us know what we were about to see. We had the option for him to walk around each temple/site with us, but personally didn't do that. Maybe the highlight of the tour, and what makes him unique, is being able to go back to his home for tea with his wife (who also let my girlfriend try on a Kimono). Definitely not an experience we would get from any other tour in Japan, and was something that we will remember far more than one of the many temples you will see in Kyoto. Definitely would recommend.