We've spent two days with Hideo , travelling to Nara and touring Kyoto. Hideo has shown us the best of these marvelous place, and we've greatly enjoyed his guiding
Wishing to visit Kyoto in depth in the short time we had, we disembarked the ship we are sailing in in Kobe and travelled to Kyoto by Shinkansen, and spent the night there, rejoining our cruise the day after. Hideo picked us up in Kobe and was with us both days. Thanks to him, we saw many sights, using both taxis and public transport, and made it back to the ship with ample time. Hideo is very patient, punctual and knowledgeable and we had two wonderful days with him in this lovely city. Whilst we never felt hurried, we managed to see everything we had planned in advance, with his great help and suggestions, and although we probably just scratched the surface of this great city, we could never have done it without him.
Main purpose was to try the Kobe beef. We went to one of the oldest sake brewery in Japan. There was a sake brewery museum about the history of the brewery which was very interesting. The good sake there are very affordable and for foreigners, tax-free is processed there too. Animal Kingdom was a good place to spend some time especially for family with kids. We had Kobe beef at two places - Mouriya which we chose from recommendation for lunch and Kagura as recommended by Hideo-san. Kagura is a lot more expensive- guess you pay for the teppanyaki showmanship. We didn't have much time for anything else.
He is a good guy and gentleman. Nice to have accommodate our schedule. He is not very informed and his English is not the best
Hideo was fantastic! We had few quite bad experiences with our tour guides in Japan, but not Hideo. He was extremely prepared, friendly and generally very knowledgable. He also has an extreme level of energy, I was amazed by the pace he established, and how he kept up with it. Overall I would recommmend him. Thank you, Hideo!
We met up with Hideo at Sannomiya Station in Kobe for our afternoon tour. At the start he provided us with a clear itinerary and map of our tour for the day. We went up the hill to see Kitano Ijinkan area, back down to the Merikan Park and Mozaic Mall at the port, and then to Chinatown. Hideo provided a good history of the Kobe Port and the city in general which was very informative. Hideo was also very organized in conducting the tour. We ended the tour with dinner at a nice Japanese restaurant. Overall we had a good taste of the beautiful Kobe City and would love to go back again in the future. Irwan. Boston, MA, USA.
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.
We visit Kasuga-Taisya Shrine ,founded to protect the Heijyo...
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 Buddha Hall, the main hall of the Todaiji Temple, i...
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.
If you can spend one day (8 hours) in Nara, you can visit Kofukuji Temple, Todaiji Temple (Nigatsu-do Hall, Sangatsu-do Hall), Kasuga Grand Shrine, etc.
There are also Yakushi-ji Temple, Toshodai-ji Temple, Horyu-ji Temple as other options. You can ...
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 trees planted in four groves at different altitudes....
I would like to show you around temples closely associated with the introduction of Buddhism.
I recommend Horyu-ji Temple located in the northern part of Nara Prefecture. It is the oldest wooden structure in the world. The temple was designated ...
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, Toshodai-ji Temple and Saidai-ji Temple.