Hiroshi was our tour guide for the city of Nara. Our experience with him was nothing but the very best starting from first email communication with him to the actual tour day. He was kind enough to meet us at the hotel, saving us from morning rush with kids. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with him, he was knowledgeable, pleasant, kept us entertained with his great sense of humor. He treated us as if we were his own guests rather than tourists, took our family pictures with his professional camera which, I thought, was very thoughtful. He even paid our cab driver when driver was reluctant to accept our bigger bill and didn't even mention it till the very end when we brought the subject again. His English was sometimes a little hard to understand but that was the case with all three tour guides that we had during our stay. His personality definitely sets him apart and I will highly recommend him.
Hiroshi is a good and careful man who will go above what's expected to provide a good trip experience. He's very quick both of mind and body despite his age. The man really likes taking pictures, which he did for us and then sent many of them by mail to our house back in Vietnam. We would recommend him to whomever is interested.
Hiroshi was our guide in Kyoto & Nara for 2 days. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. He even took photos of us with his own camera free of charge. He made the tour fun & interesting by asking us questions in a quiz format throughout the tour and purchased chocolates for the winner of the quiz. He adapted the tour based on our interests and went out of his way to find things we were interested in or wanted to do. I highly recommend Hiroshi as a guide for his personal service and excellent attention to his clients.
Hiro has good English, excellent area knowledge. Will hire him again. Thanks Hiro for being our guide.
Spending a day with Hiro was the best way to get a good feel for Kyoto, plenty of sights to see and he knew them all! We thought we would only get to see a couple but the pace that he walks we got to see quite a few and he was happy to accomadate us. His knowledge and explainations of the sites made it interesting and educational, with the added bonus of Hiro being a keen photographer he captures all the good photos that you can't get in a selfie. Thank you for your time Hiro and thank you for drop boxing and mailing the photos.
We spent two lovely days in Kyoto with Hiro-san, he was a very helpful and considerate guide! Definitely bring your walking shoes as we packed in a lot of sites. Hiro-san was extremely helpful when our camera got lost on the train (before arriving in Kyoto, and we did get it back thank goodness!), communicating with the train stations, JR offices, etc., and he was very kind to let us use his camera in the meantime (sending the pictures via Dropbox). He was also very flexible around our dietary restrictions by finding places with vegetarian food. His background information around the sites definitely augmented the experience, as we wouldn't have known any of the history without him, his background as a school teacher shows! Thank you Hiro-san for your hospitality and a wonderful tour of Kyoto! ありがとうございました!
Nara is the most ancient city in Japan. You can see one of the most biggest images of Buddha in Japan called"Daibutu-san",
and You also see many deer roaming freely around in Nara park.
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Nara was the Imperial capital of Japan between 710 and 784 A.D. The city has many places of historical interest including Nara Park, Todaiji temple, Kasuga shrine, and Kofukuji Temple.
The Great B...
Nara is an old capital of Japan. Nara had been the capital of Japan for 74 years before Nagaokakyo and Kyoto. Nara had been the center of Japanese Buddhism before Kyoto. Nara is famous for the Great Buddha, Kasuga-taisha Shrine, deer, and so on.
Mt.Yoshino is one of the most popular cherry blossom viewing spots and furthermore one of the most popular changing colors of autumn leaves viewing spots in Japan. Mt.Yoshino boasts 100,000 cherry tr...
Nara was the Imperial capital of Japan between 710 and 784. The city has many places of historical and artistic interest including the Nara Palace site, or the Heijyokyu remains, Yakushi-ji Temple, To...