As stated in my review right after our tour, we recommend Hiroshi to you. We took full day tours of both Nara and Kyoto with him. He was enthusiastic and the schoolteacher in him couldn't help but come out. Every now and then, there would be a pop quiz and if you got the answer correct, you would get an enthusiastic "Bingo!" Hiroshi was also very generous with his time, taking us to spots not included on our itinerary. Finally, his tours are a great bargain, perhaps the best deal in Kyoto and Nara!
He is honest person and provides good introduction to the places that we visited. In addition, he lead us to nice food during our way. He knows where to take good photos and offered his guidance on how to go around Osaka on my own. My family are grateful for his time with us. Thanks Ricky Singapore
This was the first time we used the services of a guide so we were not too sure what to expect. On meeting Hiroshi (at our hotel) he was friendly and an instantly likeable person. We knew then we would enjoy the day. We saw more of Kyoto than we could have seen by ourselves in a day, and learnt more about Japanese culture and customs. Spoken English was good. From our perspective, it was great to have someone else lead the way and show and explain things to us. The photos he took for us with his camera were great. ( Just make sure you have a dropbox, cloud location or laptop so he can give you the photos)
We spent 2 days with our tour guide Hiroshi. Our tour covered Osaka , Kyoto and Nara! It was so nice having someone with us to help us navigate through these places. Hiroshi was very knowledgable and was helped us understand what we were seeing. Plus he was always eager to take pictures of us, which is nice since we are very rarely in vacation photos . Hiroshi recommended a great place to eat and even helped us order some delicious Japanese food. She explained everything and made sure all questions were answered. He also gave reward to those who answered his mystery questions. Again, Hiroshi did a great job we highly recommend him as your guide! We enjoyed every minute of our tours!!! Cheers to triplelights and especially to our guide Hiroshi! Arigatou gozaimasu!
We enjoyed 3 tours with Hiro-San and he did not disappoint. He is so kind, and accommodating for each person in the group. He offered to pick up and drop off, teaching our group how to take public transport, and giving great suggestions. As a retired school teacher, Hiro-San knew the history of each place we visited. He was happy to answer any questions and showed great care to know the correct answers. Very punctual, flexible, and organized. In addition to being such a wonderful guide, he was very flexible and pleasant to spend the day with. Hiro is such a great guy, a humanist, and respectable fellow. He will teach you about the Japanese values that we should all try to learn. Lastly, his guide fee is way too low for what he offers. Hiro-San should charge much more, and I would be happy to compensate him for his every effort. Choose Hiro-San for your visit to Kyoto, Nata, and Hiroshima. You will be glad you did. I don't think there is a better, more peaceful, and knowledgeable guide in all of Japan. Thank you Hiro!! We loved all three tours!!
If you want a packed, full day experience in Kyoto, Hiroshi is a great guide to bring you from one tourist destination to another. He is also very knowledgeable of each site, being able to give interesting facts that would make you appreciate each place better. He also has a good command of English. Just make sure to wear very comfortable walking shoes as Hiroshi can really get you going to as many as 5-6 places in one day.
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.