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Hero

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  (26) Reviews
Send message only 6 days available in September
$ 37 Hourly rate Price up to 20 people
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Last updated: 6 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Kobe , Shiga , Nagoya

Languages English ( Professional ), Japanese ( Native ), Danish ( Beginner ), French ( Beginner ), German ( Beginner ), Russian ( Beginner )

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(26) Reviews
Hourly rate 37 USD Price up to 20 people
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About

Hello. I am Hero from Shiga. I have lived in Denmark, Canada, Germany.
I would like to explore Japan with you without language barrier. I know well about local foods (both cheap nice one and expensive fancy one), nature, sightseeing spots. Also I can guide hiking, fishing, snorkeling...all kind of outdoor sports. Let's go to adventure together. I am originally from Shiga prefecture. Then I have lived in Nara, Okinawa. My major is marine biology. I played volleyball, rugby, swimming and diving! So I am happy to talk with your about science. I can guide Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Kobe and Shiga!!In addition other places are negotiable by texting!

Also I know where we can eat tasty melon pan, Gyoza, sushi, sukiyaki, pizza, udon and Japanese BBQ!!
Vegan and vegetarian restaurant too!! Yes, I am super foodie person!

Jeg har boet i Nørrebro, København 1 år i 2010. Jeg kan tale dansk lidt.
Skal vi snakke Dansk?Jeg vil gerne går tur mit dig!Vi ses i snart!!

Hallo. Ich bin Hero. Ich habe auf Helgoland gewhont 1 jahre in 2016.
Ich kann Deutsch sprechen ein bisschen!Lass uns auf Tour gehen!!

Меня зовут хироши. Я немного говорю по русски.
Пожалуйста свяжись со мной!

Je suis Hiroshi. J'ai vécu à Toulouse 2 mois. J'aime le fran et tarte aux pommes!
Allons faire un voyage ensemble.

ヒロと申します。京都・滋賀在住。専門は海洋生物学ですが、世界中の文化や言語、食べ物、考え方に興味があります。ここ10年間様々な海外からの友達をガイドしました。日本人の方も喜んでガイド致します。
自然体験ツアーやハイキング、釣りなどアウトドアも可能です。遠慮なくご連絡ください。
お待ちしております。



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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 20 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $37.20 $37.20 $4.65
4 Hours $148.80 $148.80 $18.60
8 Hours $297.60 $297.60 $37.20

* Duration: 1 hours minimum and 20 hours maximum per day.
* People: 40 maximum

Private Tours

Kyoto welcome tour

(26) Reviews
by Hero
We go to Fushimi Inari shrine from morning. I will guide and take a photo for you. Fushimi Inari is the most popular sightseeing spot in Japan. So no way ...
7h $ 326 up to 20 people

Shiga nature tour

(26) Reviews
by Hero
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 al...
8h $ 279 up to 3 people

Japanese foods introduction tour

(26) Reviews
by Hero
I can show you Japanese traditional food and local food at Nishiki market and downtown after hearing your preference. Let's explore Kyoto foods together!!...
3h $ 93 up to 15 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 ( 26 )
Jerica Jerica Philippines ( Friends )
Excellent
4 days ago

“ Kyoto/Osaka tour ”

We had a great time with Hiro who showed us around the tourist spots

Hero:

Yes!Exactly!!We visited Kyoto, Osaka and Nara under very strong sun!!We laughed many time, kidding many times, eating many times, making troubles many times...!!Yes!We were crazy group!!Ha ha!I hope I can do whoopsKiri with Jayson in Philippine!

Dov Dov Israel ( Couple )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ Great guide ”

Hero was excelent Very knowledgeable and very friendly

Hero:

Dov is super fit athlete. I impressed his swimming records. We walked a lot under the sun. But Dov and Judy could walk with me. I hope I can travel like you when I am 60's. See you on Israel!! ;)

Shayesteh Shayesteh Switzerland ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ A true Hero guide ”

We had 4 hours food tour in Osaka. He was very flexible making himself available as i misunderstood the booking and he immediately came to our hotel and made the tour with us. He is expert in fish and explained us all different fish Kinds. He was very nice and fulfilled all our wishes and answered our questions. He was vet care taking. We could also speak German with him. we highly recommend him and wish him all the best with his PhD.

Hero:

Thank you very much for your flexibility too. I was happy to hear your compliment about Japanese people. And now I have more and more positive image for Switzerland and Austria due to all of you. When I go to your city, I will let you know!! I hope after defencing my PhD. Vielen Dank!! ;)

REMO REMO Italy ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Thank you Hero! fantastic trip! ”

Hero guided us in a beautiful tour of Nara, he explained us a lot of things about the city, the temples and the japanese culture. Strongly recommended!

Hero:

Thank you for choosing me. It was nice day with you in Nara. I could also enjoy exchange culture, language, thinking way between Japan and Italy. See you someday in Italy!!Ciao!! ;)

Joe Joe United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Day in Kyoto with Hiro! ”

We decided to get a guide in Kyoto, after arriving to Japan a week earlier after leaving Tokyo. Being from the US, and not speaking the language, it was quite overwelming the first few days, with my wife and two young adult children 18 and 20. We got in touch with Hiro, he responded quickly, asked us what we would like to see and do. We wanted to see Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu temple and eat some local food. He met us the next day right on time, and we were off. He decided the bus system and some short walks was the best way to get around that day, so we were off. He spoke great english , so communication was no problem. We toured the sights, he gave some great explainitions of some of the history of the sites, showed us some great spots around the city which only could be found be a local, ... read more

Hero:

Thank you writing great review! It was nice to meet you in Kyoto! All of your family were kind and friendly for me. So I could enjoy guiding a lot too. I was happy to introduce your family about Japanese local knowledge not only historical knowledge. And when I tried to find your ancestor root, it was like detect treasure from few information. I also enjoyed a lot for helping you. I hope I can go fishing at your fancy pond and see your fancy cars!! All the best for your family!! Cheers!!