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HIROSHI

Licensed Guide
  (12) Reviews
Send message only 10 days available in August
US$ 32 Hourly rate Price up to 5 people
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Last updated: 1 day ago
Cities where I can guide: Hakone , Kamakura , Kanagawa , Nikko , Tokyo , Yokohama

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( Business )

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About

Hello, I'm Hiroshi.
I am a National Government Licensed Tour Guide Interpreter in English. I have got a master's degree in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the U.S.
I have been living in a city of Fujisawa, which is the city next to Kamakura, for more than 20 years, and also lived in Kamakura for more than 10 years. So far, I have visited almost all the temples and shrines in Kamakura. So I am sure I can offer you a pleasant trip to the historical city, Kamakura.
In addition to Kamakura, I can also guide Tokyo, Yokohama, Hakone, Nikko, etc. because I have visited many places in Kanto area. For example, in Tokyo I can show you around the sightseeing spots such as Asakusa, Tsukiji, Imperial Palace, Meiji Shrine, Tokyo Skytree, etc.
I like baseball and used to play baseball, but now enjoy watching professional baseball games. And I like watching Rakugo, Japanese traditional story-telling performance.
Of course, I also like travelling very much, and am interested in Japanese culture and history. So I would like to show you Japanese tradition and culture.
Let’s enjoy a trip in Japan together.
I am looking forward to seeing you soon.

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Price

The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

Duration
1 Person
Up to 5 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate US$28.84 US$32.44 US$4.51
4 Hours US$115.35 US$129.77 US$18.02
8 Hours US$230.70 US$259.54 US$36.05

* Duration: 3 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 10 maximum

Private Tours

Meiji Shrine, Harajuku, Imperial Palace Gardens, and Ueno

(12) Reviews
by HIROSHI
Enjoy old and new Tokyo through this tour! Meiji Shrine is one of the biggest and most famous shrines in Tokyo. Along Omotesando Street in Harajuku many l...
8 Hours US$ 260 up to 5 people

Kamakura(Great Buddha, Bamboo Temple, Hachimangu Shrine,etc)

(12) Reviews
by HIROSHI
Enjoy the historical city Kamakura and feel the old Japanese atmosphere of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrine! At Hokokuji Temple you can enjoy matcha tea...
8 Hours US$ 260 up to 5 people

Hakone (Owakudani, Boat Cruise on Lake Ashi, Hakone Sekisho)

(12) Reviews
by HIROSHI
Feel the atmosphere of Hakone volcano, and enjoy the beautiful view of Mt. Fuji and Lake Ashi! Owakudani and Lake Ashi were made by the volcanic activity ...
9.5 Hours US$ 308 up to 5 people

Nikko (Rinnoji Temple, Toshogu Shrine, Futarasan Shrine)

(12) Reviews
by HIROSHI
Feel the atmosphere of Tokugawa Shogunate at the world heritage site! Rinnoji was established by Saint Shodo in the 8th century, and the beautiful Taiyuin...
9 Hours US$ 292 up to 5 people

Tsukiji, Asakusa, and Tokyo Skytree with Boat Cruise

(12) Reviews
by HIROSHI
Enjoy shopping and spectacular view, and feel the atmosphere of Buddhism and Shinto! We will visit Tsukiji outer market and enjoy shopping and delicious s...
8 Hours US$ 260 up to 5 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 time, there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 12 )
Vasanthi Vasanthi Malaysia
Very Good
7 months ago

“ Kirei trip to Hakone ”

Hi Horoshi SAN.... you made our day and did more then a guide 👏👏. Thank you so much for the time and your guidance and explanation on our tour and not forgetting the insight you gave us on managing the train, food, tour in Tokyo for the next 4 days. We had a marvellous time and we have safely reach Kyoto as per your guidance from Odawara. I want to welcome your wife and you to our country please contact me to be your guide.😊 Back home I will definitely recommend to family and friends on you good hospitality and tour. Once again Arigato tosai masu

HIROSHI:

Thank you very much for your review, Vasanthi-san. We had a tour to Hakone. It was unfortunate we were not able to see Mt. Fuji because it was covered by clouds although the weather was fine. But I am relieved to know that you enjoyed the tour. At Owakudani we bought black eggs. We didn't have time eat them there, but I hope you enjoyed eating them in Shinkansen or Kyoto. I am sure your life has been extended! We parted at Odawara Station. I am also relieved to know you arrived in Kyoto safely. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan, and look forward to seeing you again in Japan or Malaysia! Hiroshi

LAVINIA LAVINIA Israel ( Friends )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Excellent guide! ”

Hiroshi-san is sincerly an excellent guide-a lot of knowlige,pleasent,helpful in any situation and helpd us to enjoy 3 wonderful days.

HIROSHI:

Thank you very much for the review. On the first day we enjoyed hiking on Mt. Takao. Red and yellow leaves were very beautiful. On the second day we went to Yakohama and Kamakura. It was a lovely day, and we were able to see a bride and bridegroom in kimono. On the last day it was unfortunate we had rain. We had to change our plan, but we learned a lot about the history and the way of life of the people in Edo period at Edo Tokyo Museum. And Planets Tokyo was a fantastic experience. At the next time to come to Japan I would be very happy if you choose me again. Japan has a lot of places to visit. Let's enjoy Japan together again!

Mark Mark United States ( Couple )
Very Good
8 months ago

“ Hakone tour with Hiroshi ”

Hiroshi guided my wife and I through a one day tour of the Hakone area. We communicated back and forth multiple times ahead of the trip as Hiroshi helped us work out an itinerary. He was very helpful with suggestions and working around some issues of closed areas due to the recent typhoon. Hiroshi also worked with us organizing the logistics of a morning arrival to Odawara by train, getting bulky luggage dropped at our hotel, and still managing a full day. We had an excellent day touring with Hiroshi.

HIROSHI:

Thank you very much for your review. I am happy to know that you enjoyed the tour in Hakone. But it was unfortunate we were not able to walk around Owakudani area although we were able to see Owakudani from a ropeway. We took a boat cruise on Lake Ashi and visited the old Hakone Checkpoint. We learned a lot about a checkpoint in Edo period. Hakone has a lot of nice places to visit besides the places we visited. So if you have a chance to come to Japan in the future, let's enjoy Hakone again. I am looking forward to seeing you again in Japan.

Art Art United States ( Friends )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Very informative and relaxing experience ”

Hiroshi is very knowledgeable and very considerate and kind. He was happy to explain Japanese customs and answered all questions regarding history in customs of Japan. The day was well planned out and and we were not rushed to maintain the schedule. Our lunch at Tsukiji market excellent!!!!!! Highly recommend Hiroshi for your next adventure.

HIROSHI:

Thank you very much for your review. Although at first we were planning to go to Hakone, I am sorry we were not able to visit Hakone because of the damage by the typhoon. But I am happy to know that you enjoyed the tour in Tokyo. We visited Meiji-jingu Shrine, Tsukiji, Asakusa, etc. We saw Shichi-go-san ceremony, an annual event which celebrates growth of children, and Japanese traditional wedding at Meiji-jingu Shrine. We also visited Yanaka and felt the atmosphere of the old shopping street after the war. I hope we can get together again and visit Hakone in the near future.

Sarah Sarah Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Amazing tour guide ”

From the moment we reached out to Hiroshi, he was very timely and helpful with getting back to us. He organised the tour to suit our preferences in detail and made the tour for my parents very enjoyable. He looked out for their best interest such as keeping costs in travel down where possible. Would highly recommend Hiroshi. Thank you for taking care of my parents so well !

HIROSHI:

Thank you very much for your review. We visited Meiji-jingu Shrine and enjoyed the holy atmosphere early in the morning. At Tsukiji we enjoyed fish at lunch and tasted good coffee nearby. I am glad to hear your parents enjoyed the tour, and hope our next tour also will be enjoyable. Hiroshi

Blog

Hakone – Breathtaking Scenery

by HIROSHI
Hakone is located about 90km southwest of Tokyo and one of the most famous hot spring resorts in Japan. In addition scenic sightseeing spots...

Nikko – The Fantastic City in Snow

by HIROSHI
When we visited Nikko in April, it was snowing.  But snow made Nikko more fantastic! Statue of Saint Shodo  The statue of Saint Shodo welc...

Kamakura – The Historical City

by HIROSHI
Kamakura played one of the most important roles in Japanese politics during the Kamakura period, about 800 years ago. The Kamakura shogunate...