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Hiroyo

Licensed Guide
  (25) Reviews
Send message only 7 days available in September
$ 46 Hourly rate Price up to 8 people
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Last updated: 6 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Shizuoka , Other Shizuoka Locations

Languages English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )

Reviews
(25) Reviews
Hourly rate 46 USD Price up to 8 people
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About

Hello, I’m Hiroyo. I was born and brought up in Shizuoka. After living in Tokyo and in England, eventually I came back to Shizuoka. It is really a good place to live.
I have been interested in Japanese traditional culture. I used to be in a Kendo(Japanese fencing) club and a Japanese flower arrangement club when I was a student. I got a degree of Sho-dan(first-dan) in Kendo, and a diploma in follower arrangement. I also got a certificate as a Japanese tea instructor. It would be my great pleasure to help you find out more about Japanese culture.
Shizuoka is a lovely place to visit. It has many historical sites, traditional culture, abundant nature and a wide variety of local specialties including green tea, wasabi, many kinds of fruits and sea food fresh from the sea! You will be sure to enjoy them. Hope to see you here in Shizuoka!

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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 8 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $46.00 $46.00 $9.20
4 Hours $184.00 $184.00 $36.80
8 Hours $368.00 $368.00 $73.60

* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 9 hours maximum per day.
* People: 9 maximum

Private Tours

Shizuoka Tea Tour - to know everything about tea in the larg...

(25) Reviews
by Hiroyo
Shizuoka is the No. 1 Tea producer in Japan. We will visit two tea-related facilities on this tour. They are located in Makinohara plateau, the largest t...
6h $ 276 up to 8 people

Tea Farm Visit in Fuji Area

(25) Reviews
by Hiroyo
An impressive view of green tea fields with Mt. Fuji can be enjoyed in this area if the weather is fine. Let’s enjoy visiting a tea farm here to experience...
6h $ 276 up to 8 people

Blessings of Mt. Fuji(Shrine, Sake Brewery & Green tea field...

(25) Reviews
by Hiroyo
Mt. Fuji is well known across the world. It is the highest mountain in Japan and was designated as a World cultural heritage site in 2013. You can enjoy...
6h $ 276 up to 8 people

Toshogu Shrine, Shimizu Sushi Museum & Lunch

(25) Reviews
by Hiroyo
Kunosan Toshogu shrine is one of the most popular historical sites in Shizuoka city. The first shogun of the Edo feudal government, Ieyasu Tokugawa was e...
5h $ 230 up to 8 people

Walking Tour in Shizuoka(Historic sites & Tea Town)

(25) Reviews
by Hiroyo
Shizuoka is a city historically related to the Tokugawa shogun family. It was greatly developed when the first shogun of Edo feudal government, Ieyasu To...
4h $ 193 up to 9 people

Visit to Tea Museum and Tea Town in Shizuoka

(25) Reviews
by Hiroyo
In this tour, we will visit two places. One is the World Tea Museum located in Makinohara. It is the largest tea plantation in Japan. We can learn about th...
6h $ 276 up to 10 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 ( 25 )
Christine Christine Australia ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Visit to a remote wasabi & green tea farm ”

Hiroyo is a wonderful guide. She took the effort to familiarise herself with the farm which we suggested to visit by getting in contact with the owner and later preparing factsheets for us so that our cultural immersion is complete. In addition, Hiroyo checked to see that we have driven in mountainous areas before & asked us to consider insurance cover for our rental car in case of accidents. Hiroyo was very well prepared, she taught us a tea harvesting song and some origami + had origami gifts to take away for us. Al in all, we had a great experience with Hiroyo - we highly recommend Hiroyo.

Hiroyo:

Dear Christine, Thank you very much for your comment! I'm very happy to hear from you!! I just talked with the farm. It was our great pleasure to welcome your wonderful family here. I hope that you can enjoy making Hojicha(roasted tea) by yourself at home as well. If you have another chance to visit here in Shizuoka, I'm always ready to welcome you!! Thank you! Hiroyo

Melanie Melanie United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Shizuoka green tea tour ”

We had a delightful day excursion in the countryside of Shizuoka tea region. Hiroyo is very knowledgeable and taught us a lot about green tea processing. We enjoyed the tea tastings and lunch as well. Overall we had a wonderful time with our guide, Hiroyo.

Hiroyo:

Dear Melanie, Thank you very much for your warm message! I'm very happy to know that you and your daughter enjoyed the day. It was a wonderful time for me to spend a beautiful day with you! Shizuoka is a beautiful place to stay and has more to enjoy. I hope you have another opportunity to visit Japan! Thank you!! Hiroyo

Mikael Mikael Sweden ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Extremely flexible and organized ”

We had a long list of things we wanted to do, and Hiroyo arranged the tour in a perfect order. We had good time to see everything and didn't have to stress when eating lunch. We even got time for an unplanned detour, because it was a beautiful site close by! In the bus (when it could have been boring) she taught us songs and origami to pass time. In all a perfect planned day!

Hiroyo:

Thank you very much for your warm message! I’m so happy to know that you and you family enjoyed the tour. It was really a great opportunity for me to spend such a beautiful day with your beautiful family. I hope you’ll have another chance to visit Japan! Best wishes, Hiroyo

Geoffrey Geoffrey United States ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ A day in and around Fujinomiya ”

We really enjoyed our time touring around Fujinomiya with Hiroyo. She is very professional, knowledgeable, and speaks English quite well. She took us to some very nice places that probably would not have been possible if I did not have her as our guide, particularly the tea farm and sake brewery. She shared some very nice stories with us as we learned historic cultural meanings and about Japanese life and traditions. My wife and I highly recommend Hiroyo for tours around Shizuoka.

Hiroyo:

Dear Geoffrey & Judy, Thank you very much for your warm message. I also enjoyed to be with you on the day! The happy time has been always all too short. I hope you'll have another opportunity to visit Japan. I'll always welcome you here, hopefully with Mt. Fuji! Thank you so much!! Best wishes, Hiroyo

bena Bena Australia ( Family )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ One of the best tour I've had ”

Hiroyo is very friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive guide. She not only took us to beautiful tea farm and wholesaler, she showed us many things around Shizuoka, teach us many new tea facts, translated our discussion with the people we meet, and always on her toes to notify everyone what is going on next. Even took us for ice-cream even though it was not on the itinerary. Very sweet lady and highly recommend her guiding service.

Hiroyo:

Dear Bena, Thank you for your kind message! I'm really happy to hear from you!! It was a great day for me to welcome you and your family here in the begining of the new year. As you know, Shizuoka is the No.1 tea producer in Japan and there are more interesting places and also more other places to enjoy. I hope you'll have another opportunity to visit Shizuoka. I'll always welcome you. Thank you so much!! Best wishes, Hiroyo

Blog

Tea Farm & Sake Brewery on the base of Mt. Fuji

by Hiroyo
Tea Fields with a view of Mt. Fuji! One day I happen to find a tea farm in Fuji city and I felt it attractive and just dropped by.  Mr. & ...

Tea Tour in the largest producer, Shizuoka!

by Hiroyo
Just one hour from Tokyo to visit Shizuoka When the rainy season was ending, I joined Ernie’s family from U.S. to visit tea facilities in M...

Visit to Shogun's spirit at Kuno Toshogu Shrine

by Hiroyo
The final resting place for the great Shogun As an English tour guide in Shizuoka, Kuno Toshogu Shrine is one of the places I visited most ...

Tea tour in Makinohara

by Hiroyo
The largest tea plantaion On a hot day in July 2014, I welcomed guests from Scotland, a mother and her son who presented the tour to her as...