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  (6) Reviews
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$ 32 Hourly rate Price up to 20 people
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Last updated: 1 day ago
Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Kobe , Nagoya

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

(6) Reviews
Hourly rate 32 USD Price up to 20 people
( Max : 33 People )
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Hello. I am Hiro from Kyoto. 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 and now Kyoto prefecture. My major is marine biology. I played volleyball, rugby, swimming and diving! So I am happy to talk with your about science.

Also I know where we can eat tasty melon pan!!

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.


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

1 Person
Up to 20 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $27.30 $31.85 $9.10
4 Hours $109.20 $127.40 $36.40
8 Hours $218.40 $254.80 $72.80

* Duration: 1 hours minimum and 20 hours maximum per day.
* People: 33 maximum

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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 ( 6 )
Despina Despina Australia ( Friends )
6 days ago

“ Thank you Hero! ”

Hero was the perfect guide to Kyoto! He explained so much of the culture, the customs, the temples, the food! It made a huge difference to our trip to have Hero host us in Kyoto - like having a good friend show us around. Thank you so much


Ευχαριστώ!! Gratefully Despina family and Paul family respect Japanese custom and foods a lot. We exchanged many local background, fishing knowledge and language. We had great fun time even cold and rainy weather. I was happy to guide all of you. I hope you will explore exotic Japanese foods in next 2 weeks more and more. Maybe Evander can make some Japanese sentence soon!! I'm looking forward to seeing his growth. Have a good trip!!

Jessamine Jessamine Philippines ( Family )
1 week ago

“ A Hero's welcome in Osaka ”

Our Osaka tour with Hiro was amazing. Even the restaurants he took us were all delicious, with a lot to choose from which made it enjoyable for everyone in the family (especially since not everyone likes raw food). He was also able to manage the last minute changes we had on our itinerary and made sure that we are able to cover as much as we can during the tour. He even made sure that we get to Nunobiki falls in Kobe (which we badly wanted). We really appreciate the information he was able to provide, be it about japanese cuisines/culture, to shrines and marine animals we saw at the aquarium. In addition to being a tour guide he's also a good photographer so you wouldn't have to worry capturing those candid moments. All in all, we truly enjoyed Hiro's company. He wasn't just our tour guide... read more


It was a great honor to guide Jessamine family for 2 days. And there were surprising event also while I was guiding. I also did not know about John's surprise. I was like a Ivy. So I got a lot of happiness from all of you many times. You guys are such a warm family. Also I was happy many times due to your Japanese foods compliment. You love Kushikatsu, Sushi, Syabusyabu, Crab meat.... And now I really want to know Philippines local foods. I have had Philippine good banana and pineapple though. All of your family were very kind to me. So I was comfortable to guide for you. Thank you for appreciating my photos. Some photos were bad. But I hope your family will like it. Thank you very much again for hiring me!!Salamat po!!Kind regards, Hiroshi

Alex Alex United States ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ A real gem of a guide ”

My wife and I travel all over the world and I have had many guides in many different countries, but I have never had one as good as Hero. He not only knows the history and details about all the sites, but he added a tremendous amount of local comments and flavor that made our day with him one wevwill never forget. We gave him an idea of what we wanted him to do, and he significantly exceeded our expectations. If I had another son, I would want him to be just like Hero. A real gem of a person who made our day with him very special.


Alex, Gloria, Sarah and Eddy kept me entertained always!It was like kind of American comedy movie such as euro trip!!For you, Asian trip!!We exchange many local knowledge, teasing way and night life survival skills. I was happy when you were interested in Japanese history in Osaka castle. And also all of you guys were so curious about Japanese foods diversity. I impressed many times by your attitude for Japanese history, custom, foods and local thinking. I hope I will get a old like you guys!Have a good trip in next destinations. And have a fun with cool buddies, Gloria, Sarah and alcoholic Eddy!!Love you all! ;)

Carla Carla United States
1 month ago

“ Kyoto with Hero ”

We had a great day in Kyoto with Hero! We ended up being very delayed arriving due to our ship docking later than scheduled but Hero waited! He suggested edits to our schedule based on this. Hero knew his way around the city and navigated his way around the crazy subway system like a pro. He was very friendly and also very helpful with our two toddlers. He also was great at taking photos for us and our large group. Thank you Hero!


Thank you very much for your sweet reference. You are very welcome! I could also enjoy with everyone. Thank you again for choosing me!

Jordan Jordan United States ( Friends )
1 month ago

“ Hero met us at Kansai airport and toured us through Kobe ”

We had a great day with Hero this past week. His English is excellent and he knows the Kansai region very well. Even though he doesn't live in Kobe, he took us on a great tour of the city. We asked him to take 5 of us out for a private food and drink tour, and he found many interesting places to take us. I would recommend him to anyone.


Thank you very much for your sweet reference. Mahalo e!!Team cory was such a awesome group. I also enjoyed a lot with all of you. I am sure cory wedding will be succeed in June. Thank you for choosing me.