Enjoy your time here with your loved ones

by Tatsuhiro - Japan Licensed Guide
(22) Reviews

 Hi. I am Hiro, your tour guide. I have been doing this job for the past three years and so far, so good. I am especially happy when I see the smiling faces of my customers after the tour is over. As a matter of fact, this is the driving force that makes me continue doing this job. 

  I often ask myself if the visitors to this country feel their trip was really worth the time and money they spend.  Their answers have to be 100 percent "Yes." That should be the only reason for the existence of us tour guides.

 I spend a few afternoon hours in and around Kyoto station asking people seemingly from abroad if they are OK and I find most of them need help of one kind or another. Sometimes I take them to the places they want to go to if my words alone are not enough.  They would have to waste quite a long time if they were unable to find out the way to their hotels, train platforms or how to get a train ticket. 

 It is often said the job of a tour guide is the "form of civil diplomacy in a small scale." I agree. We owe a no small responsibility in advancing the world peace.  I am worried about the current international situation. Global warming is progressing step by step, many countries are strengthening  their military buildup and territorial disputes among nations are getting worse.

 I wish to see the smiling faces of my customers, especially those of kids. I will continue doing this job as long as I live.

 Lastly, let me introduce the words of the late U.S. president which I adore: "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."

  

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“ A wonderful day with a kind man! ”

Excellent
10 months ago Traveler: Shannon -   Tour Guide: Tatsuhiro

I had a wonderful day with Tatsuhiro-san and so did my two friends! I would highly recommend Tatsuhiro-san for his interesting stories, kind nature and local insight. He organised a full day for us in Shiga prefecture, to see a local temple, the Hikone castle, lunch, and to see Lake Biwa. He was very flexible with our interests and needs throughout the day, and was great fun to talk to. On the rar...
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“ We loved Kyoto! ”

Good
1 year ago Traveler: Ligia -   Tour Guide: Tatsuhiro

He is the nicest person! We enjoyed him very much as someone who was able to navigate our total lack of Japanese.
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“ Kyoto tour ”

Very Good
1 year ago Traveler: Sean -   Tour Guide: Tatsuhiro

A very friendly guide. He helped navigate us through Kyoto. Other people commented on his English, I think it was ok. No better than one could expect from a native citizen and local. I’d prefer this kind of person anyways since they know the “tricks”. He was kind to ensure he understood and verified your question’s answer.
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“ Great tour ”

Very Good
1 year ago Traveler: Peter -   Tour Guide: Tatsuhiro

We had a good time and a great tour with dear Tatsuhiro, he is a very good guide and we really enjoyed all the sights, thank your very much again Tatsuhiro
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“ Knowledgeable guide but difficult to communicate ”

Good
1 year ago Traveler: Shailendra -   Tour Guide: Tatsuhiro

Tatsuhiro San was our guide for 3 days in the Kyoto area. He showed us Kyoto for 2 days and then also took us to Nara and Osaka. He is a kind old man with a good knowledge of the area but we felt that we did not get our money's worth as it was very difficult to communicate with him. On 2 days we lost an hour each as we tried to find him at Kyoto station and even when we were with him it was diffic...
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“ Amazing guide. Very knowledgeable and we learnt a lot. ”

Excellent
1 year ago Traveler: Marcus -   Tour Guide: Tatsuhiro

Our day with Tatsuhiro-san was an extremely interesting one. He took us to many of Kyoto's cultural landmarks and explained the history behind them in great detail. He is a very knowledgeable and kind-hearted guide. He always wants to help tourists make the most out of their stay in Japan whilst also sharing the history behind the country. We would definitely recommend Tatsuhiro-san anyone to ...
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“ Recommended Tour Guide ”

Excellent
2 years ago Traveler: Karen -   Tour Guide: Tatsuhiro

We had a customized tour. Had listed down the places we wanted to see and he planned a tour schedule for us. He was friendly and very accomodating. He was very informative on all the places we went. He also acted as a translator at the markets. He went out of his way to make sure we were on the right train back to osaka before we parted ways. He is recommended if you are looking for a good tour g...
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“ Very kind and patient ”

Very Good
2 years ago Traveler: Maya -   Tour Guide: Tatsuhiro

Tatsuhiro is very kind and patient. He always reply my email and try to answer my question. He also give suggestion and recommendation for the tour. He also get refund for my mom ticket of Kaiyukan and assist to make reservation for the restaurant in Kyoto. However, he got a little confused when we took train to Osaka City Tour. But it was understandable because he is not originally from Osaka....
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“ Great night out ”

Excellent
2 years ago Traveler: Christopher -   Tour Guide: Tatsuhiro

We had a wonderful night with Tasuhiro, Hiro-san. Starting with his punctuality, it led to an engaging night exploring Osaka and its vibrant food district. As first-time visitors to Osaka, he was a great asset, escorting us from Kyoto and immersing us in the local cultural rituals and adding his knowledge of the area. He was charming company and when we return one day, we would like to see him aga...
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“ Guide a no-show ”

Horrible
2 years ago Traveler: John -   Tour Guide: Tatsuhiro

We arrived at Kyoto station at 9:55 am on N6 as planned with Tatashiro and came out to the central entrance...... looking for a sign with our name.... we waited for 30 minutes. At which tine I bought train tix myself to Ishiyama and asked how to find the correct track. We went to the MIHO on our own with the help of my guide book. Very disappointed that Mr. TAtashiro was not there. Poor impressio...
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