If you prefer exploring local spot than visiting famous sightseeing spots,this tour is the BEST! .I myself traveled over 40 countries and now I finally found my home town
Feel free to personalize this offer with HIROMI(He-Chan).
*You can feel Japan or Japanese closer than visiting touristic spots.
Because Hirano town is not commercialized.
*I grew up and live in Hirano town.So you can communicate with local people just like
* You might NOT to meet any foreigner or tourist during tour!
Guide fee,Hotel Pick up in Osaka city
Transportation fee( for you about JPY800 if in Osaka ),Bento Lunch( about JPY1000 / person+for you and guide),Tea or Coffee with sweets(JPY550 / person for you and guide)
Please request your date first.Better to avoid Wednesday if possible since some museum regularly close. But I can ask neighbor if you can visit only on Wed.
*I have several jobs.Please contact first to check availability.
*Please contact me a couple of days before your tour especially if you have specific request.
Because I would like to prepare or manage in advance to satisfy you as much as possible.
*I have an infant.After your request I need to ask my family if they can take care of him during my guiding.
then I can accept your request.Most of the case it works since my parents live near by and very cooperative.
So please do not hesitate to request.
*Pick up / Drop off within Osaka is JPY1500. Kyoto or Nara is JPY2500.
*Please request the date first to check availability.
*Some town museums do not open all the time since owners operates their museum as volunteer work, not for money.
So I will ask them if they can open it on your requested day,then I will feed you back.
Please do not worry , they are all friends of me and they are friendly and cooperative.
*You are required to take your shoes off in some spots
*It will be convenient for you if you have some small coins to temple or shrine
( some 5 yen is the best for donation )
*This is walking tour
Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email
After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.
Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.
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.
Hiromi was a wonderful tour guide. She picked us up at the cruise ship port on time and communicated frequently prior to the tour. She took us to all of the locations we requested and even made a few extra stops along the way. She even picked up public travel cards with the amount needed prepaid so we didn’t waste time. Her English was excellent and she even shared an evening dessert with us before dropping us off back at our cruise ship. Our tour was on Christmas and we were grateful she was willing to take us to Kyoto and back for the holiday. Would love to go back and tour with her again. She is truly a blessing!
Dear Lorraine, I was almost crying to find your review!! Your single word makes me impressed deeply!It was the greatest day for me too since you and your mother were so nice people and patient for my immature English.The best memory of the day for me was the "evening dessert" at small pub just before our tour ends.You and your mother were so friendly and always smiling which made me relax a lot.I learned a lot from you.Thank you very much for your very nice review and choosing me as your tour guide.I look forward to seeing you again some time.Please take care and stay healthy.Thank you again! Hiromi
She met be at hotel 15 minuets before the start of my first day in Osaka. She is a very nice friendly person who has traveled around quite extensively herself. We did a nigh walk of the food market . I mostly want to learn the food culture. She told me a lot of general Japanese customs. She took around Dotonbori St and some interesting out of the ways places . We got some Okonomiyaki for lunch. I would highly recommend HIROMI! It was the best thing I did was to have this tour as I had no idea what Japan would be like.
Dear Stew Welcome back to Canada and thank you very much for your kind review for me!! You are the elegant and kind person.I also learned something from you and could spend very nice time with you.I love your beautiful paintings ( I checked your site! ).I hope to see them at your art gallery some day! Please stay healthy and have a nice days! Hiromi
I had a wonderful day with Hiromi, she is a exellent guide. Hiromi showed me her home neighborhood with all its beautiful details in a very unique way. I learned so much about the Japanes culture and could experience the real Osaka life. Thank you so much!!! ARIGATO GOZAIMASHITA!! I highly recommend Hiromi.
Dear Esther Thank you very much for your wonderful review!! I was so happy when you booked my "local tour" since it was the first booking on Triple Lights who selected this tour.You are indeed nice lady so I wanted to make you enjoy more and more.. you experienced many things here, public bath,bento box, sword holding, meditation with head monk in local temple, maccha green tea,onigiri making,"Shopping mall"etc.. I am grad if you felt you were like our neighborhood during your trip.I will change tour title to “ Unique Local Tour in Hirano Old Town ” as you advised.Thank you very much for coming my small home town and I am looking forward to welcome you again in future.Regards,Hiromi
Hiromi showed us around Kyoto and Osaka. She is a very nice person and was able to handle all of our requests with great efficiency. We visited all the major sights with her and found her services to be excellent.
Dear Mr.Ashish Thank you very much for your review!!( I know you are a very busy person,thank you for your time ) You all were so beautiful family. Your requests were very clear and you have told me exactly what you want in advance. So it was not difficult to me to arrange tour. I hope to see you and your nice family some day. Please take care. Regards, Hiromi
İt was a revealing and nice tour with Hiromi. With the train we saw also the public transportation of Japan and the beautiful shrines. All the tour was informative and we learned a bit of japanese tradition and history. We enjoyed the traditional restaurant and the whole trip. Thank you Hiromi !
Dear Deniz Thank you very much for your review! I am impressed that you did not forget me and review for me after your long cruise ship tour! I already noticed that you and your friends are very nice people when I met you at port.I enjoyed sharing time with you.The most memorial moment of that trip for me was "Strawberry tasting in the train!".A man in the train suddenly give your group packed strawberry.I asked him why.He answered that you looked nice people and he liked turkey. It was nice tour thanks of your cooperation. I am looking forward to see you some day, Please say hi to all for me. Thank you Deniz san! Hiromi