Feel free to personalize this offer with Hideo.
I would like to take you to Arashiyama Sagano such as bamboo forest, Nonomiya Shrine, Tenryuji Temple, Nison-in, Gionji and the like. I'm sure you can enjoy the landscape from Arashiyama to Sagano, one of the finest spots in Kyoto. In particular the view form Togetsukyo Bridge crossing over Katsura River is very impressive.
Arashiyama is 382 meters above sea level and is populary known for cherry blossoms in spring and beautifully changing colors of autumn leaves in autumn.
You can enjoy walking through bamboo forests about 500 meters. They give us a sense of coolness, especially on May and June they grow lushly. When you walk through bamboo forest, you find Nonomiya Shrine. The shrine is populary known for a black shrine gate and a fortune turtle stone.
Tenryuji Temple is one of the 17 buildings designated as a World Cultural Heritage site. India ink painting called "Dragon glaring in eight directions" is on the ceiling in the Hatto Hall. No matter where you are, the dragon is staring at you. The sougenchi garden is a borrowed landscape garden as well as the first stroll-style garden in Japan.
If you climb up to Iwata Mountain about 20 minutes, you can go to Arashiyama Monkey Park. About 130 wild Japanese momkeys are playing in natural forms and you can command a panoranic view of Kyoto from observatory on Iwata Mountain.
Sagano is very quite and clam on the north side of Arashiyama. The Nison-in was built in the 9th century. The Branches of maple trees form a beautiful tunnel on the both sides of a gently sloping slope. Gioji Temple creates a quiet air. In spring cherry blossoms a bloom, in summer moss entirely grows in the garden, in autumn you can see beautifully changing colors of autumn leaves and in winter the garden is covered with snow all around.
Local typical sweets are sakura-mochi or rice cake with bean paste wrapped in a salted cherry leaf.
Why don't you visit Arashiyama and Sagano ?
transportation fee (you and guide), lunch、entrance fee,
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My transportation fee to Kyoto is 1,680 yen.
We use trains. If we start from Kyoto Station, transportation fee is about 500 yen per person and entrance fee is 3,100 yen per person.
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No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.
Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
We had a wonderful time exploring Hiroshima and Miyajima. Hideo was a great guide and kept us on schedule. We loved experiencing Miyajima island it was very special and beautiful. He gave us lots of local information and insight into the area. He was able to find us a wonderful, traditional lunch. Although it was raining we had a great time exploring and learning with Hideo.
I'm very happy to receive your message. We had Okonomiyaki, or Japanese-styl pancake, in the Okonomiyaki village for lunch. I had a great time with you, too. I hope to see you, again. Thank you, Anna.
Hideo was a very nice and informative guide on our fast paced one day tour of Hiroshima. He got us into one of the best spots for lunch, was very knowledgeable about the peace memorial park and we had a gorgeous afternoon with him at Miyajjima - thanks Hideo!
Hello Regina I'm very happy to receive your mesage. Thank you for joining my Hiroshima Tour. I'm sure you enjoy Japan trip. I hope to see you again. Thank you.
We had Hideo as our guide for a Hiroshima Tour. We were staying at Osaka and he picked us up at our Osaka Hotel and directed us to the Shinlansen fast train by local train. This was absolutely stress free and I would recommend it. We had Hideo for close to 12 hours from our Hotel and back. This made things very easy. His English is good and he had excellent knowledge. We were a group of 8 and he was excellent in communicating with us all. We visited Miyajima Island and Itsukushima shrine on the island. He introduced us to local food and delicacies. We had a beautiful Oyster Lunch which are farmed locally. We then visited the Atomic Bomb Dome and the Peace Memorial Museum and had plenty of time to look round this area. Hideo was VERY knowledgeable about the history round this and explained... read more
Hello Brian I'm very happy to receive your message. We could have delicious oysters for lunch. Actually culrured oysters in Hiroshima account for 50 percent of the total production in Japan. I hope you enjoy watching the Rugby World Cup in the stadium and Japan trip. Thank you, Brian.
We enjoyed touring the Shihmizu area with Hideo. He was waiting for us when we got off the ship and took us to many places. Our only suggestion for the future is that because he is rather soft-spoken a microphone and speaker would be helpful as it was difficult to hear him in the back of the van. Other than that we wholeheartedly recommend him
Hi Larry Thank you for your point. Unfortunately the van wasn't equipped with a microphone. Next time I'll arrang the taxi with a micophone. I hope you enjoy Japan trip on Celebrity Millennium. Thank you. Best HIDEo YOSHIda
Hideo have us a full day at Kyoto covering major sites and selected a great lunch place. He was knowledgeable about history and each site, and spoke good English. Hideo was very well organized and kept us on track to see everything. It was overly ambitious to try to cover Kyoto sites in one day as we were unable to see each site thoroughly. But we did want an overview and got that and want to return one day to learn more.
Hello Diane I'm very happy to receive your message. I took you from Osaka to Kyoto; Nijo Castle, Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion), and Fushimi Inari Taisha. Thank you for joining my Kyoto tour. I'm sur you enjoy Japan Trip. Best HIDEo YOSHIda