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Kumano Sanzan & Nachi Waterfall

by Hideo
(53) Reviews
12h $ 303 up to 30 people

Highlights

  • Nachi Waterfall (Nachi-no-Otaki)
  • Kumano Nachi Taisha
  • Kumano Hayatama Taisha
  • Kumano Hongu Taisha

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302.60 USD

total price for up to 30 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person ( more than 30 people ).
$ 4.45
Extra hour.
$ 8.90

What to Expect

"The sacred sites and the pilgrimage routes in the Kii Mountain Range, including Kumano Kodo," is designated as a World Cultural Heritage site in 2004. Kumano Kodo, the ancient path, is a generic term of pilgrimage routes leading to "Kumano Sanzan," or the three main shrines of "Kumano Nachi Taisha," "Kumano Hayatama Taisha" and "Kumano Hongu Taisha." People from all levels of society including retired emperors and aristocrats came to pray for the marvels of nature in the Kumano sanctuary from Kyoto and Osaka, and it was described as "ant processions." There are over 3,000 Kumano Shrines across the country and the Kumano Sanzan is foremost among these shrines.

First I would like to take you to Nachi Waterfall (Nachi-no-Otaki). The waterfall is the greatest waterfall with a height of 133 meters, a width of 13 meters, and a depth of 10 meters in the water basin. Kumano represents a place deep in the mountain ranges and has been believed as abode of gods, especially Nachi Waterfall as the sacred body of the deity has been respected and worshipped.

Kumano Nachi Taisha is covered with a thick wooded mountain. It is Nachi Primeval Forest, and all the mountain is designated as a national treasure with a plenty of rare trees and plants.

Seigantoji, located next to Kumano Nachi Taisha, is the first temple of Saigoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage. The main hall is built in the hip gable roof style and faces south and east. The view of three-story pagoda and Nachi Waterfall from the foot of the temple is a must-see.

Kmano Hayatama Taisha has the greatest podocarpus nagi which is 20 meters high and 1,000 years old. The original shrine of Kumano Hayatama Taisha is Kamikura Shrine which is located nearly 100 meters up a precipitous cliff of the Gongenyama mountains.

Four deities are enshrined at Kami-yon-sha in Kumano Hongu Taisha while Naka-yon-sha and shimo-yon-sha have been still enshrined together at the small stone shrine in Oyunohara, where the greatest shrine gate with a height of 34 meters and a width of 42 meters stands. Three-legged crow called "Yatagarasu", the symbol mark of Japan Football Association, is printed on the flag in front of the main shrine and is carved on the top of the Oyunohara shrine gate. The crow is believed to be the divine messenger of Kumano.

Thank you.

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Highlights

  • Nachi Waterfall (Nachi-no-Otaki)
  • Kumano Nachi Taisha
  • Kumano Hayatama Taisha
  • Kumano Hongu Taisha

Important

City Wakayama

Meeting Point at your hotel ( in Osaka )

Ending Point at your hotel ( in Osaka )

Duration 12 hours

Starting time 07:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people up to 30 people   Flexible

What‘s included
  • guide fee


What‘s not included
  • transportation fee (you and guide)
  • lunch

Frequently Asked Questions

Could you tell us how much transportation fee and entrance fee are ?

If you stay in Osaka, we go to Nachikatsuura half a day, using JR (Japan Railways). Transportation fee is about 7,200 yen per person. And we use a public sghtseeing bus and the fee is 2,850yen per person except Kumano Hongu Taisha.  Entrance fee is free.
 
If you visit Kumano Sanzan, all the three shrines, I would recommend you stay in Katsuura Onsen. One day you can visit Kumano Sanzan using a public sghtseeing bus. The transportation fee is 8,500 yen per person. Another day you can enjoy cruising Kii Matsushima, including whale and dolphin show at Kujirahama Park. The price is 1,650 yen per person.

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.

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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Organized by Hideo


National Certified Guide

(53) Reviews

Contact Hideo
Response Time 5 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hello, I'm HIDEo YOSHIda. Please call me HIDEYOSHI, the same name as the famous shogun who built the Osaka Castle in 1585.

I was born in Kobe and worked in Osaka for nearly 40 years. I would like to introduce the Kansai region to you ,including Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, and Wakayama.

Kobe is one of the two largest ports in Japan, along with Yokohama. After the opening of the Port of Kobe in 1868, foreigners built their residences on the hillside of the Kitano-cho area, overlooking the ocean. Many of the foreign residences are now open to the public as museums, including the Weathercock House, with it's symbol weathercock on the triangle-shaped roof.
In Meriken Park, the red Port Tower (the city's landmark), creates a beautiful contrast against the white Kobe Marine Museum. The museum's design was inspired by the waves and sailing ships.

When you have a chance to visit Osaka, please join my tour. I'm sure you'll enjoy the interesting and historical, scenic spots. For example, Shin-Sekai is a downtown area with a strange mix of nostalgic atmosphere and contemporary energy. You can try local foods (kushikatsu, sushi, tempura) at a reasonable price. Billiken (a famous statue of the spirit of luck) will be waiting for you!!. Dotombori is a popular street with a lot of flashy signboards. Osaka is widely known as a "Kuidaore-no-machi", or literally "drinking and eating luxuriously to death." Osaka Castle was built by Toyotomi HIDEYOSHI in 1585. Oh, it's my residence, isn't it !

These days "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" area in USJ, or Universal Studios Japan, is also attracting more and more people.

I'll be looking forward to seeing you !! read more


Reviews ( 53 )

Excellent
1 day ago |   by Brian

“ Excellent 2 Day Tour of Kyoto with Hideo ”

Hideo is very well educated about Kyoto and very efficient in his travels around the city. I would not hesitate to have him custom tailor an itinerary and have him help with navigation and information. He is super friendly and professional! He arranged a private driver for us as well. Thank you, Hideo!

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Michael

“ Awesome adventure! ”

Hideo met us at the lobby of our hotel and from there we hit the day exploring really cool sites in Kyoto. He explained all the places we visited and even had photos to show us before and after pictures of how the areas looked during different times of the year! Very friendly guide and I would recommend that you hire Hideo if your looking for a good adventure!

Very Good
1 week ago |   by Chris

“ Brilliant Itinerary ”

We recently spent a full day in Kanazawa guided by Hideo. He met us at our hotel at 9:30 am. He had prepared an itinerary to show us the highlights of Kanazawa. The itinerary took us to a shrine next to the Nomura samurai house to the Omi-Chi market for lunch to Kenroku-en stunning garden to a gold and silver leaf shop and finally concluding in old town Higashichaya. It was one of our best days in Japan.

Excellent
3 weeks ago |   by Carmen

“ Whole Day Kyoto Tour ”

Our heartfelt thanks go to Hideo who was very patient and understanding with our group composed mostly of seniors. We learned a lot about Japan’s history from him and also experienced the culture and beauty of Japan. Also a big thank you for helping us us rebook the tour a day after due to typhoon Lan especially negotiating with the bus company we hired. Hideo is highly recommended!

Very Good
3 weeks ago |   by Cynthia

“ Memorable Japan experience with the whole family! ”

Speaks good English, was able to answer all of our questions and very accommodating. I would say he's very fit for the physically demanding tour as it requires over 9 hours of walking. Wish he planned the Kyoto trip well because we weren't able to visit Fushimi Inari during the daytime which could have been the highlight of our Kyoto tour.

Excellent
4 weeks ago |   by PETER

“ Knazawa Golden Tour ”

We enjoyed every minute of our tour with Hideo. He is an excellent guide and we enjoyed his company.

Poor
1 month ago |   by Donna

“ Lost in translation ”

Seems like he tried his best, but in my view it honestly left much to be desired & a hole in our pocket. Interpret with caution.

Very Good
1 month ago |   by Oliver

“ A memorable visit to Hiroshima ”

Hideo picked us up at the cruise port and escorted us through Hiroshima and Miyajima. He was friendly and well prepared. A great day!

Good
1 month ago |   by (Mrs.)

“ Hideo, guide in Japan, review ”

Hideo was a very gracious and conscientious guide who took us to the Bamboo Forest, a monkey reserve and a Shinto Shrine. He was indispensable in arranging train and subway connections for us and we would have been totally lost without him. There were times when his limited English skills made it difficult to fully communicate with him.

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Antonio

“ Hiroshima and Osaka ”

Hideo is a very nice guy. He is very organized, professional, very precise and always on time. He gave very detailed explanations of important places during our tours. Highly recommended. During our planning stages, Hideo is quick in answering our emails and questions.

Good
1 month ago |   by Alice

“ Day in Osaka ”

Hideo is a nice mature man. His English was acceptable. He picked us up at our cruise ship and took us by train to Osaka. Important sights in Osaka are far apart and Hideo chose not to use public transportation so that taxis were $100. Our other guides Mari and Masahuru all used public transportation. If you can get him to plan transport better he will be ok

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Claudia

“ Hideo's the best! ”

Hideo was patient, kind, knowledgeable and organized which made exploring with a group of 8 people enjoyable! He was well informed and shared insights, was super organized beginning with the agenda for the day yet he was patient and flexible if we wanted to deviate from the plan. One of the best meals of the trip was the quaint, local restaurant where he took us for lunch. Our Hiroshima tour was very special of course due to the content and history. With Hideo leading the way and providing insight our group experienced more in one day we could have ever gleaned on our own in a week. He's the best!

Excellent
2 months ago |   by Susan

“ Beautiful Tour of Botanical Highlights of Sakaiminato ”

Although TripleLights did not have any guides in the area that we were traveling, Hideo made a long journey to meet us at our cruise ship and show us some highlights of the Sakaiminato area. We were especially interested in the Yuushien Garden and Tottori Flower Park which were not especially close to each other. He had the journey by taxi, train and bus planned out perfectly and even provided us with a printed itinerary and map so we knew exactly what was in store. While the cruise ship had excursions to these places, we were so thankful to have arranged a private tour for 2 couples because we were able to enjoy these beautiful spots on our own without busloads of people.

Excellent
2 months ago |   by Anastacio

“ Enjoyable Trip to Osaka Castle and City Tour ”

I want to say we are so pleased to have had Hideo san come guide us to the castle and the rest of the city tour, my wife and I really enjoyed his company and the local-perspective he used when describing the various places we visited. The visit to Umeda Sky building was phenomenal!! We learned a lot from Hideo san about navigating the subway system and were able to follow his concise instructions to get back safely to our hotel.

Excellent
3 months ago |   by Ed

“ Had a Great Time witb Hideo! ”

Hideo was very knowledgeable and was the most prepared of our guides. He showed up early with a well thought out tour. He helped us understand nuances of the local culture that we would never have found on our own. We were entertained and enlightened and truly enjoyed the time we had with him.

Excellent
3 months ago |   by Zoe

“ Excellent and Kind Guide ”

Hideo was amazing. He was very knowledgeable and patient. It was an extremely hot day and he found our taxis to be able to make the itinerary we had agreed on. I would highly recommend him.

Very Good
3 months ago |   by Ratih

“ Trip to Tateyama ”

With Mr. Yoshida Hideo our private local tour guide while in Japan, he is very organized and charming gentlemen,

Good
3 months ago |   by Edgar

“ Very friendly and patient! ”

Hideo was very friendly and helpful, especially since it was our first time to ride Osaka public transport. He picked us up from our hotel in Osaka and we rode the train to the Hakutsuru Sake Factory where we had a very interesting presentation and of course, sake tasting! He then took us to the Kobe sites - Chinatown, the Kobe Port and back again through the marketplace to Osaka. All in all we had a guide who was very friendly and patient with us, even as the day was quite hot and we could see he was very tired.

Excellent
5 months ago |   by John

“ One day in Kyoto ”

Hideo is a great guide. His English is good and he knows the site and sites well. He also moves quickly so you get to see a lot. Using trains and buses you also get a feel for the city. We walked about 10 mines during the day but with the stops etc. it did not feel difficult. I was very pleased with Hideo.

Excellent
5 months ago |   by MARIA

“ Kind, full of energy and pleasant tour guide ”

We love Mr Hideo so much. We are family of 12 and he was able to managed us very well with his prepared tour itinerary. He picked us up from our apartment and guide us all the way through the scenic spots using local trains. Highly recommended! Thank you so much Mr Hideo :)

Very Good
5 months ago |   by Lynn

“ Tour of Osaka and hiroshima ”

We had two separate tours with Hideo. One for a full day to Osaka and another to Hiroshima. Hideo is very thorough in his planning and well-organized. He plans everything in detail but at the same time is very flexible according to our interests. He gave us good advice and ideas while proposing the itinerary. He is punctual and knows the cities well. He is also humble and patient and very hardworking. Thank you Hideo for bringing us around!

Excellent
5 months ago |   by William

“ Brilliant Kyoto Tour ”

Hideo is a pleasant man, very knowledgeable as you would expect of a private tour guide, and ultimately made our Kyoto stay every memorable. We had a great time visiting the must see places as we only spent 3 days 2 nights there, so we decided to make the most of the with Hideo. We'll be back to Japan again and we'll be sure to book with Hideo once more!

Excellent
5 months ago |   by Karly

“ Perfect Introduction to Japan ”

We spent 5 enjoyable days with Hideo in Osaka and Kyoto. He was well organised, puntual, patient and flexible with our plans. He was particularly kind to assist us in any way we required, and was a pleasure to get to know during our stay in these two cities. A big thank you, again!

Very Good
5 months ago |   by Wilson

“ Tateyama Alpine trail ”

Had a nice trip going one way from Nagano to Toyama via the Alpine Trail. Hideo made sure we were on time and followed a pretty open itinerary. Even finished the trail early and was able to grab a meal in Kanazawa. He's pretty active for his age, hope to be like him when I'm at his age.

Very Good
5 months ago |   by Gina

“ Amazing tour in Kyoto and Kobe ”

We had a wonderful tour in Kyoto and Kobe with Hideo. He brought us to the temples and historical places. My family learned so much from him. Hideo is very energetic and patient. I will definitely recommend Hideo to my friends.

Excellent
6 months ago |   by Vijay

“ Great trip to an iconic place with a great person! ”

We found Hideo-san as a very organised, patient and wonderful human being. We're travelling with an infant and a 3yr old and to have someone like Hideo as tour guide helps you have a peace of mind during the entire trip. From the time we booked him through TripleLights, he was constantly in touch in finalising the trip itinerary and assisting with our tour requirements. He organised a private car for our day-trip in Hiroshima and Miyajima. Reasonable price and a big car! He got in touch a week before and assisted with JR train details (for our travel from Kyoto to Hiroshima to Kyoto) for our seat reservations. He didnt have to but it was very helpful. Picked us at the Hiroshima station and had a clear itinerary of our day-trip. Never rushing and was very soft spoken (even as we're behind the schedule at times!). Took a lot of photos for us with a sincere smile. Very knowledgable guide, he is, who seems to do a lot of preparatory work about the places of interest and for the needs of his clients. Took us to a fine dining family restaurant in Hiroshima that had a great ambience and food. On our return to Hiroshima train station in car, he took efforts to find places for Kimono rentals in his mobile phone and plotted everything in a local map (Kyoto) to make things easier for us. Delighting customer service! He considerateness and care didn't stop there - he got down at Shin-Kobe station to assist us with transfer of train to Kyoto (even though he could have travelled straight to Osaka). It was a heartening surprise for us! Our day trip to Hiroshima was more than a experience to the places of interest because of our time with Hideo-San. We will highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a great guide!

Very Good
6 months ago |   by Dawn

“ Nagoya cruise day. ”

He did a great job of getting us around quickly via the trains to our sights we wanted to see. He was very quiet but very efficient. There was a lot of walking, but we did ok. He took us to an extra site we didn't even know about , the bulletin train museum. It was great. !!!

Excellent
6 months ago |   by Peter

“ Hideo Toshida ”

We engaged Hideo to travel with us for 9 days to Hiroshima, Matsue, Nagano, Matsumoto, Takayama, Kanazawa and Toyama and nearby, satellite areas. Hideo's preplanning and travel scheduling was highly professional. He was attentive and accommodating to all our requests, making the experiences special. His knowledge of all things Japan was excellent, answering all our questions thoughtfully. We left the whole itinerary planning to Hideo and we were most happy with the total outcome. One of the highlights of the trip was a visit to the mountains along the snow covered Alpine Way at the end of our visit. Many thanks Hideo and best wishes Peter & Ann Jarman

Excellent
6 months ago |   by Grace

“ We enjoyed ourselves - Beautiful Place and Great Guide ”

We had Hideo as our guide on 11 April 2017 for our trip to Yoshino. He was punctual to pick us up from our hotel, organized - presented us with the itinerary and informative. Yoshino - nice place for cherry blossom viewing and walking. You get to see nice views as well as street food and souvenirs. Hideo is very helpful, he brought us to buy our Shinkansen ticket from Kyoto to Tokyo. Without his help, we might take a long to time to figure out where to buy the tickets. He also brought us to eat Okonomiyaki, showed us around Dotonbori and brought us to the shops we wanted to shop. Thank you, Hideo! We enjoyed ourselves very much.

Very Good
7 months ago |   by ANTONIO

“ Osaka-Kyoto-Nara ”

Very energetic; knows history of interesting places very well

Very Good
7 months ago |   by Tessa

“ Very Knowledgeable Guide! ”

Hideo is very professional guide. Before the start of the tour, he gives us our itinerary and the prices we have to pay. He's very knowledgeable in the places we went and very patient in answering our questions. Hideo and my Dad hit it off right away. Glad to have booked with you. We will surely book with you again whwn we come back. Thank You!

Excellent
7 months ago |   by William

“ Hideo made my trip to Japan so enjoyable ”

He was not only knowledgeable but so friendly and courteous. English was good, had no trouble communicating. Not only did we see main sights in Kyoto and Hiroshima but he pointed out subtleties that many would have missed. On top of it all he is also a really nice man. I recommend him highly!

Excellent
8 months ago |   by Lorraine

“ Great tour of Hiroshima with a wonderful guide ”

Hideo gave us a great tour of Hiroshima & Miyajima. He met us at our hotel and from the very beginning was so friendly and knowledgeable. He provided so much in depth information about the sites and took us to a wonderful local restaurant for lunch. He helped us with our JR train tickets and at the end of our tour, he assisted us with getting onto the train in Hiroshima and changing platforms at Osaka for our journey to Kyoto, even though he was leaving the train at Osaka. Hideo is a real gentleman and we would highly recommend him. Thank you Hideo!

Excellent
10 months ago |   by JoAnn

“ Hiroshima and Miyajima Tour ”

Hideo was very organized and insightful. He had an itinerary laid out for us and made all our traveling easy. He was knowledgeable about all the places we went and a very nice person. When we come back to Japan, we will tour with Hideo again! Thanks Hideo!!!

Very Good
10 months ago |   by Sien

“ Osaka-Kyoto-Nara Trips 12 to 14 Dec 2016 ”

This is the first time we are visiting Japan on holidays and we have decided to use TripleLights, also for the first time, for the above itineraries. Having chosen Hideo who have done amazingly well to guide our trips, we are satisfied with his recommendations although the rains in Kyoto somehow dampen things a bit. TQ Hideo.

Excellent
10 months ago |   by Vivian

“ Mr Hideo is helpful and Good coordination ”

We have our tour with Mr Hideo, he is so helpful and flexible to cater for our request, he took extra mile to arrange for our train tickets and patience with answering our questions. We will surely hire him again on our next visit. P.s. Mr Hideo wish you good health and happy new year

Very Good
1 year ago |   by Alisa

“ Two fascinating days in Kyoto ”

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.

Good
1 year ago |   by Alan

“ Easy day at Kobe ”

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.

Poor
1 year ago |   by Sri

“ Not a professional guide ”

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

Very Good
1 year ago |   by Natalia

“ Professional and hard working tour guide ”

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!

Very Good
1 year ago |   by Irwan

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.

Excellent
1 year ago |   by Michelle

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Kobe with Hideo. As our group was made up of elderly parents, adults and young children, it was a challenge to arrange a tour that had aspects to cater to the different interests. Hideo was very helpful in sharing about all the possible areas we could explore given our fairly diverse group and after much discussion with him, we'd settled for a visit to the sake brewery, Chinatown, Kobe Animal Kingdom and a fabulous Kobe beef dinner. I appreciated very much, that Hideo was extremely prompt in his replies and so proactive in providing me with various information so I could make a proper decision on where my family and I should head to. He also gave me very specific instructions on where to meet him in Osaka and was so kind to meet us near our apartment so we could make our way to Kobe together. At the end of the tour, he even accompanied us back to our meeting point earlier in the day. Hideo was truly a great host! I highly recommend engaging Hideo as a guide if you're in Japan. His ever positive attitude, constant smiles, extensive knowledge of the country and professionalism put you in excellent stead that guarantee a great experience!

Excellent
1 year ago |   by Jim

This tour was incredible. I am a history teacher and there was not a question Hideo left unanswered. Hideo made my travel to Hiroshima so very easy and worth every dollar spent. His knowledge of the area exceeded all of my expectations. Hideo's personality and flexibility made my entire trip to the area so worth it. When I return to Japan I will take any tour Hideo has because I know it will be a fantastic time.

Excellent
1 year ago |   by Florian

The Osaka tour with Hideyoshi was a large and perfect tour. We saw so many places in Osaka and learned very much about the history. The Kushikatsu was very tasty and all in all we had a wonderful time. The next time we come back to Japan we will book a tour with Hideyoshi again. When you want a nice and wonderful day in Japan, book a tour with Hideyoshi.

Very Good
1 year ago |   by Levi

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

Excellent
1 year ago |   by Katre

Very good guide! Recommend for a tour in Kyoto! Katre, Estonia

Good
1 year ago |   by Levi

Our tour with Hideo was very well organized and well conducted. We will churely reccomend Hideo

Excellent
1 year ago |   by Liam

We took a day tour through Kyoto with HideYoshi -- and we had a wonderful time! HideYoshi is kind and knowledge about the history and religions of Japan. Most importantly, he took the time to explain to us the significance of each location. His English speaking is high quality, and we did not have trouble understanding him. In addition, he did a great job selecting a special restaurant for us to eat at. Thank you HideYoshi for being one of the highlights on our first trip to Japan. We can't wait to return! All the best, Liam, LaTanya, and Connie

Excellent
1 year ago |   by JENNIFER

We booked 2 tours with Hideo Yoshida. One full day tour in Osaka and Nara and another full day tour in Kyoto including Arashiyama. From my first email to inquire about private tours, Hideo sent a reply very fast. As we discussed our itinerary, I sent many emails with many questions and he was very patient, efficient and prompt in replying to my emails. Because of his fast replies with complete details, we were able to finalize our booking in a very short time. The most important thing I appreciate about Hideo is his EXTRA help with my other requests that are outside of the tour services that we booked with him. He helped us book our transportation for sightseeing including for places that we visited without a guide. He also helped us think of activities we can do for the new year, helped us arrange for a wheelchair when we needed one and helped us purchase our theme park special passes. He even sent me more emails with additional information that he suggested based on our interests. He made extra preparations for our tours by giving us folders with maps and brochures about the places we visited. For our tour without a guide, he made sure our transportation with wheelchair was arranged, he forwarded to me name and contact details of driver in advance so we can easily find him when he picks us up in our hotel. Hideo is an experienced and very knowledgeable guide. He is also very detailed and well organized. The best thing about Hideo is he goes the extra mile to help us with all our needs and requests. We were able to make the most out of our sightseeing with Hideo's guidance. I would like to thank him for all his help in making our trip memorable and worthwhile.

Excellent
1 year ago |   by JENNIFER

We booked 2 tours with Hideo Yoshida. One full day tour in Osaka and Nara and another full day tour in Kyoto including Arashiyama. From my first email to inquire about private tours, Hideo sent a reply very fast. As we discussed our itinerary, I sent many emails with many questions and he was very patient, efficient and prompt in replying to my emails. Because of his fast replies with complete details, we were able to finalize our booking in a very short time. The most important thing I appreciate about Hideo is his EXTRA help with my other requests that are outside of the tour services that we booked with him. He helped us book our transportation for sightseeing including for places that we visited without a guide. He also helped us think of activities we can do for the new year, helped us arrange for a wheelchair when we needed one and helped us purchase our theme park special passes. He even sent me more emails with additional information that he suggested based on our interests. He made extra preparations for our tours by giving us folders with maps and brochures about the places we visited. For our tour without a guide, he made sure our transportation with wheelchair was arranged, he forwarded to me name and contact details of driver in advance so we can easily find him when he picks us up in our hotel. Hideo is an experienced and very knowledgeable guide. He is also very detailed and well organized. The best thing about Hideo is he goes the extra mile to help us with all our needs and requests. We were able to make the most out of our sightseeing with Hideo's guidance. I would like to thank him for all his help in making our trip memorable and worthwhile.

Excellent
2 years ago |   by Phoebe

Mr Hideo was very friendly and nice! He would make sure that we are comfortable with the tour and transport arrangement. His English speaking skills are not bad either. Coming in a group of 8 people with a toddler, Mr Hideo has been very understanding with everything. I would recommend Mr Hideo as your tour guide in Japan!

Very Good
2 years ago |   by James

We enjoyed both tours we took in Kobe, both the million dollar night view and the tour of the castle. I would suggest that anyone interested in going to these places do a tour with Hildo. The subway/train system in Kobe is very difficult to figure out, I could not have used the subway without a guide (and I was raised in NY, and used the subways daily).

Excellent
2 years ago |   by David

Very knowledgeable for his tour location subject, always on time to welcome us every morning. Even we change plan last minut and still give us 100% support. He gave us the best memory of southern Japan. He knew almost every building in down town Osaka. Our family really enjoy hike take us to taste of Kobe beef, special fish dinner. I will recommend to all my friend when they want visit Japan. Personnal tour is not much cost than the big bus tour. Thank you for his service. 2015

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