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Shiga nature tour

by Hero
(21) Reviews
8h $ 276 Price up to 3 people


  • Shirahige shrine
  • Kutsuki village nature
  • Lake of Biwa

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276.00 USD

Price up to 3 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior


Shiga prefecture is next to Kyoto prefecture. There is the biggest lake, lake of Biwa. And you can see many beautiful mountains and clear stream.
I can also show you Shiga sightseeing spots!IMPORTANT:you need to rent a car, Therefore you need a international drivers license!

What to Expect

There are many Kyoto tour on internet. However there are not much tour for Shiga even Japanese people visit to Shiga a lot.
Therefore I will guide beautiful sightseeing spot with my car!You can see great nature without tourists!

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Hero Local Guide
(21) Reviews
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  • Shirahige shrine
  • Kutsuki village nature
  • Lake of Biwa


I don't have child sheets. So I can not accept children under 5 years old.
3 adult people will fit this tour!

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
lunch(around 1000 yen), fee for rent a car(6000 yen), gas fee(3000 yen)parking fee(1000)
Meeting Point
In front of your hotel (in Kyoto city or Otsu city)
Ending Point
In front of your hotel (in Kyoto city or Otsu city)
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 3 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

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

Starting and ending points of the tour.

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.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

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.

Can I add more people to my booking?

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.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

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.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

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.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 21 )
Tammie Tammie United States ( Couple )
4 days ago

“ beyond Expectations! ”

Hero is a delightful young man. His knowledge of history and current events is exceptional. He guided us through the stalls of the food market identifying and describing the exotic offerings. He is a true foodie! My husband was very anxious over purchasing and navigating the confusing {to us} train terminal for our very early departure the following morning. Hero took us there. Purchased the correct tickets needed and walked us to the gate where we would need to depart. When we ended the tour at our hotel, he met with the concierge to make sure our taxi would be instructed to drop us at the correct entrance! He even checked with us the next morning to find out if were were having any problems! On top of it all , he has a wonderful sense of humor! What more can one ask for?


I am proud of be able to guide you as your wedding anniversary. Thank you very much for sweet review!I was happy to introduce Japanese emperor histories and Japanese garden styles. In addition thank you for listening my knowledge with a lot of curiosity. Yes, we have strange food custom in Japan. And I appreciate you tried to understand exotic wired Japanese foods somehow. I hope you could find the reason why Japanese ancestor could not satisfy normal seafood cooking way and started having law fishes. I hope to see you someday in Japan or USA again!! Hug!!

Cheryl Cheryl Philippines ( Family with kids )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ Fantastic Guide for a Group of 13 ”

Hiro is very friendly with all the members of the group, adults and kids alike. Helpful even with the extra things like pushing the wheelchair or stroller. Would be great if there were regular pauses throughout the sights for him to share the background of the place, nevertheless, he is always able to share a lot of information about it when asked. We also highly appreciate that he was flexible with the pace of the group and offered adjustments to the itinerary when needed. He was very generous with his time and resources. Even after our tour ended, he would help us look for a place to eat. :) A huge bonus was the amazing photos he took of our family. You did a fantastic job, Hero! THANK YOU SO MUCH! Hope to see you again soon!

Richard Richard United States ( Couple )
3 weeks ago

“ Full Day Tour in Kyoto ”

My girlfriend and I spent a full day touring Kyoto with Hiro Inoue in May 2019. Hiro was friendly, professional and knowledgeable. During our tour, we visited the Fushimi Inari Shrine, Nishiki Market and Ryoan-ji Temple. We had independently purchased tickets for a private tea ceremony for the same day as our tour and Hiro escorted us to ceremony location (Which was a 40 minute bus ride) and stayed with us throughout making the whole travel experience very comfortable. Hiro also brought his own professional camera and took photos of us during the day and emailed us a link to download the photos a day later (great photos). Hiro speaks good English and has a very nice demeanor. I would highly recommend him if you are interested in a tour in Kyoto or the surrounding area.


Thank you very much for sweet reference. I was happy to escort both of you that day. Both of you respected Japanese rule, custom and culture. I hope you could get some nice things while I guided such as local spilt and hidden knowledge. Also I could get happiness from your couple. I will try to find a girlfriend soon. He he! Cheers ;)

Tony Tony Australia ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ Hero is the best! ”

After having trouble navigating Japan and Kyoto on our first trip we decided to hire a guide and we hired the best guide ever! Hero met us at our hotel and was friendly, polite, accommodating, he took us to the Nishiki food market and we were introduced to many types of Japanese foods we would never have tried on our own. We then had lunch at a fantastic resteraunt that Hero recommended. The afternoon was spent touring Gion district and the Funishimi shrine. Hero was very knowledgeable, friendly, worked in with our needs and wants, even helped us to buy our bullet train tickets to get us back to Tokyo Narita airport! When we come back I WILL be asking Hero to guide us again! Thank you Hero for making our trip truly memorable!


Thank you for writing sweet review!!It was nice to meet you in Kyoto!Tony practiced Karate before in Australia. So he knew Japanese mentality. And Tony couple respected Japanese culture and local rule. So I was happy to guide 2 of you!!Tony was interested in Nishiki market sample foods. We could find Tony's favorite Yuzu drink!Also I know you do not like seafood and bamboo shoot! It was my pleasure time to find your favorite foods in Japan. Thank you for treating my lunch too!Thank you for treating me as a friends!I hope I can visit your cool garden and want to see your water system and goats!Have a good flight!! ;)

Roberta Roberta United States ( Family )
1 month ago

“ Pleasant, relaxed, knowledgable, and attentive tour guide! ”

Hero was an excellent guide during our trip to Osaka! He is relaxed and was attentive to the interests of our small group. He took us to numerous local inexpensive eating spots, and helped us navigate the intricate train system. He is adept at conversational English and shared much with us on Japanese life and culture. He emailed suggestions for our later trip to Kyoto, as well. If you are looking for a pleasant, relaxed, and informational tour of Osaka (or Kyoto), Hero will not disappoint!


We started having 1 dollar Udon lunch. It was good start for foodie tour!! Roberta helped many Japanese students in USA as a host! So she already knew many Japanese life. Also her family could enjoy many kind of seafood, Japanese street foods and beers. So I was also happy to introduce my home county's foods. All of your family were easy going and respect Japanese custom and culture. Thank you very much for treating me many times and be gentle always. I hope to see you in USA someday!! Cheers!

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