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Hiroyo

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(25) Reviews
$ 47 Hourly rate
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
8 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

Isabel Isabel Indonesia ( Couple )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Wonderful experience ”

Hiroyo is a very friendly and well-informed guide. We are very pleased and enjoyed our trip with her. She told us a little bit of Japan History, and teach us a LOT of Japanese tea and production processing. She taught us 2 Japanese songs and translated them so we could sing together. At the end of our trip, she brought us to try Japanese "cha-ffle", a light and very refreshing snacks. Very recommended guide 👍👍👍

Hiroyo:

Thank you very much for your warm message! I'm really happy to hear from you. It was a good opportunity for me to spend the day with you! I hope you can enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan and also you'll have another chance to visit here. Shizuoka has more to visit and enjoy. I'm always happy to welcome you!! Thank you!! Hiroyo

WENDA WENDA Singapore ( Solo )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Delicated Tour guide ”

Her knowledge & enthusiasm is beyond words! She sing song to us, in both “languages- English & Japanese”. And end of the tour, she even gave us souvenir. What more can u ask for! Totally impressed.

Hiroyo:

Thank you very much for your kind and warm message! The time has been all too short, but I'm happy to know that you enjoyed today. I hope that you can enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan! Thank you so much!! Hiroyo

Jennifer Jennifer Viet Nam ( Solo )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ A nice easy trip ”

Lovely lady with quite a few tricks up her sleeve to entertain her guests.

Hiroyo:

Thank you very much for your warm message! The goddess of Mt. Fuji was shy yesterday, but I hope she will appear next time you visit. I hope that you will enjoy the rest of your trip in Japan!! Best wishes, Hiroyo

Velerie Kwee Cheng Velerie France ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Hiroyo is an Amazing Tour Guide ”

We had a wonderful experience visiting the tea farm etc. because of Hiroyo. She was very accommodating. She patiently explained to us everything we needed to know, waited for us to take photos and buy souvenirs, and also moved at a slower pace since my mother was on a wheelchair. We will definitely recommend her to our friends.

Hiroyo:

Hello Velerie! Thank you very much for your review! I'm very happy to hear from you and to know that you and your family enjoy the tour. I hope you have another chance to come to Japan. Shizuoka has more places to see, visit and enjoy. I'll always welcome you! Thank you so much!! Hiroyo

lili Lili Mexico ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Tea museum, bird park, kiwi farm ”

Excellent day!!! Hiro is kind and very smart! Speaks flluent English!!

Hiroyo:

Thank you very much, Lili! It was a memorable day for me as well, to be with you and your family!! I hope that you could also enjoy the rest of the days in Japan and that you will have another opportunity to visit here! Thank you so much!! Hiroyo

Betsy Betsy United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Highly Recommended for Tea! ”

I had a marvelous experience with Hiroyo, and I would recommend her service to anyone looking to learn more about teas offered from the Shizuoka region. It was clear that Hiroyo has done her research thoroughly, and I had the opportunity to visit a well thought out list of tea farms. She was able to translate from English to Japanese and vice versa effectively and efficiently, and I'm very happy about the other tea related activities that she recommended, such as touring the tea museum and having matcha flavored ice cream, which was all very entertaining. Always punctual, professional, and courteous, I would highly recommend Hiroyo!

Hiroyo:

Hello Betsy, Thank you very much for your review!! I’m very happy to hear from you and to know that you enjoyed the teat tour here in Shizuoka! It is always my great pleasure if I can be any help for guests. I also enjoyed myself to be with you. Shizuoka is the best destination to discover Japanese tea, as it is the No. 1 tea producer in Japan. I’ll always welcome you to have such a tour including off-the-beaten places. Thank you! Hiroyo

Jasper Jasper Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Group Guide - Tea farm/Wasabi ”

Hiroyo was an excellent guide. She was able to organise a private van for our group 8pax and customised our tour to suit our interest. We loved the flexibility and enjoyed the activities very much.

Hiroyo:

Hello Jasper! Thank you very much for the review for me! I'm very happy to know that you enjoyed the tour. It was a good day for me as well to be a guide of your group. I hope you'll have another visit to Japan! Thank you!! Best wishes, Hiroyo

Grace Grace Singapore ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Visit to Kakegawa ”

This was our 1st visit to Shizuoka city and we had wanted to visit the Kiwi Fruit Country and a tea experience. Hiroyo kindly agreed to guide us through the city of Kakegawa, included the 2 requested experiences and added a visit to Kakegawa Castle to complement the tour. Hiroyo was knowledgeable in guiding us around and knowing our interest in local produce, she introduced and recommended local produce souvenirs which we bought back as memory of our trip to Kakegawa and Shizuoka. Hiroyo is highly recommended as a guide for your touring.

Hiroyo:

Dear Grace, Thank you very much for you warm comment! I'm very happy to know that you had a good time in Kakegawa. Shizuoka has a lot more to enjoy, so I hope you have another chance to visit here again! I'll always welcome you :) Thank you so much!! Hiroyo

Joseph Joseph Philippines ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Our perfect day with Hiroyo! :) ”

It was an excellent day we had with Hiroyo! My family truly enjoyed every bit of our tour. We were blessed with good weather that day and were able to see Mt. Fuji clearly, was able to enjoy Yakisoba in Fujinomiya, and REALLY enjoyed the Tea Farm tour. The owners of the tea plantation were so entertaining and really explained to us the process of tea farming. Not a dull moment with Hiroyo!

Hiroyo:

Dear Joseph, Thank you very much for your review! I'm very happy to hear from you! It was really a clear good day to enjoy the view of Mt. Fuji with a snow cap. All the members of your family were so nice and I myself enjoyed with you all. I don't forget to sing Japanese songs with you! :) I will tell your review to the tea farm owneres. I'm sure they will be pleased very much as well. I hope you will have another chance to visit here Japan and Shizuoka! Thank you so much!! Hiroyo

Ann Ann United States
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Excellent Tour ”

Hiroyo Aizawa was our tour guide (October 17, 2017) and she planned an excellent day of sightseeing (Shizuoka Sengen Shinto Shrine, Sunpu Castle Park, Momijiyama Garden, Nihondaira plateau and a Sushi Museum). She was an extremely sweet young lady. She also was knowledgeable and provided lots of information on history, customs, traditions using excellent visuals to explain things. Her English was good and throughout the day she was very helpful. Truly a wonderful guide.

Hiroyo:

Dear Ann, Thank you very much for your review comment. I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour here in Shizuoka! All the members of your group were very nice to me and I myself enjoyed to be with you. If you have another chance to visit here, I will always welcome you with Mt. Fuji!! Thank you so much!

Soewito Soewito Indonesia ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Knowledgable ”

She is very knowledgeable in the history and technical knowledge of all the places we visited. She was also a good company

Hiroyo:

Dear Soewito, Thank you very much for giving your review! I’m so happy to know that you and your family had a good time in the tour. Shizuoka has more places to enjoy, so I hope you have another chance to visit here! Thank you! Best wishes, Hiroyo

Amy Amy United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Tea Tour in Shizuoka ”

I had the pleasure of taking a custom tea tour with Hiroyo. I have a tea business and the purpose of my trip was to visit a tea farm and learn the manufacturing process. Hiroyo was very knowledgeable and was able to explain the different steps of Japanese tea manufacturing. It was exactly what I wanted to experience and I am glad I was able to find Hiroyo to guide me through Shizuoka. Thank you!

Hiroyo:

Hello Amy! Thank you very much for giving me a warm comment. I’m really happy to know that’s you enjoyed the tour. It is always great pleasure for me if I can be any help for tea lovers to get satisfied. I hope your tea bar will be successful and also you will have another chance to visit Shizuoka! I always welcome you! Thank you!! Best regards, Hiroyo

Michelle Michelle New Zealand ( Couple )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Visiting Shizouka and Fuji ”

Hiroyo was an excellent guide and a pleasure to spend time with. She was very organised and focused on what I wanted to achieve during our time together. Prior to firming up on the final itinerary there were a lot of changes due to fluid travel plans and she was very flexible and accommodating with those plans and made great suggestions. I would highly recommend Hiroyo's services.

Hiroyo:

Dear Michelle, Thank you very much for your great review! I'm so happy to know that you enjoyed the tour in Shizuoka and Fuji. It was a great time for me as well to be with you. There are more places to see and enjoy in Shizuoka, so I hope you'll have another opportunity to visit here again. I'll always welcome you! Best wishes, Hiroyo

Attilio Attilio Canada ( Family )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Mt Fiji tea farm, shrine and sake brewery tour ”

We had a wonderful tour with Hiroyo! The visit to the tea farm and sake brewery were very informative and fun. Hiroyo made our visit very pleasurable even singing a couple of traditional Japanes songs :) I would definitely recommend this tour to those interested in knowing more about Japanese culture that you won't hear or see in the more touristy areas of Japan. Thanks Hiroyo for making our visit so pleasant.

Hiroyo:

Dear Attilio, Thank you very much for your warm message! I'm so happy with it. It was a wonderful day for me to be with you and your family. Shizuoka has more to see and enjoy. I hope you have another chance to visit here! Thank you so much!! Best wishes, Hiroyo

Gianluca Gianluca Philippines ( Family with kids )
Very Good
2 years ago

“ Mt. Fuji tour ”

Hiroyo was very accommodating, knowledge and helpful. All my family had a very good time with her I hieghly recommend her.

Hiroyo:

Hello Gianlica family! Thank you very much for such a great message for me!! I was really happy to be your guide on the day. The local people you met including all the family in the tea farm and the Sake brewery said to me how wonderful family you are! I hope your visit here will last as a good memory of the homeland of Mt. Fuji with the cherry princess. Please remember that we always welcome you here again!! Thank you so much! Best wishes, Hiroyo

Trine Trine Denmark ( Family )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Super tour with charming and engaged guide. ”

Hiroyo is a wonderful and engaged guide who we can highly recommend. Everything is well organized, she has an adorable personality and she can help you to get more familiar with the japanese culture and basic etikette.

Hiroyo:

Dear Trine and Kirsten, Thank you very much for your kind message! I'm very happy to hear from you and to know that you and your mother enjoyed here at the foot of Mt. Fuji. It was a great time for me as well, to spend the day with you. I hope you have another chance to visit Japan and it would be happy to meet you again! Thank you so much!! Hiroyo

Patrick Patrick Australia
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Despite the bad weather... ”

We had a fantastic visit toShimizu, thanks entirely to our wonderful guide. Thanks again

Hiroyo:

Dear Patrick, Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm very happy to hear that all of you could enjoy the day. It was really great time for me being with you and your group. I hope you will have a good time during your cruise trip! Thank you so much!! Hiroyo

Sri Sri United States
Good
2 years ago

“ She was good ”

Spoke good English and very friendly

Hiroyo:

Dear Sri, thank you very much for your review. The view of Mt. Fuji was so nice on the day! There are more things to explore around the mountain. I hope you have another chance to visit Japan! Thank you!!

Jean Jean United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 years ago

We spent a wonderful day with Hiroyo tea sight seeing in Shizuoka. Even though the tour was in December we still had much fun visiting the World Tea Museum and a local tea factory. Hiroyo has excellent knowledge about tea and Shizuoka, and she is a great communicator so it really made for a wonderful tour!

Hiroyo:

Dear Jean and Bernard, Thank you very much for your warm words! I’m very happy to hear that you had a wonderful day in Shizuoka! I also enjoyed the day with you. Yes, although it is not the season for tea picking, but there are more places to see here in Shizuoka. I hope you’ll have another chance to visit here, of course I’ll always welcome you! Thank you so much!! (^0^)/

Very Good
3 years ago

Hiroyo-san was very helpful and patient, responding in a timely manner to all my questions as I was trying to decide which tour to take. During the tour, she also explained the history of the places we visited using helpful aids (such as illustrations). She was also very entertaining. Last but not least, she was very flexible in accommodating my mom's request for additional stop at the end of our tour.

Hiroyo:

Dear Hedy-san, Thank you very much for a warm review for me! I had a great time to be with you and your family on the day and it was my great pleasure that you enjoyed Shizuoka. The goddess of Mt. Fuji was a little shy, but appeared her face over the clouds for a while in the morning. I hope you’ll have another opportunity to visit here to see her again. Shizuoka has a lot of places to enjoy. I hope to see you again and I will always welcome you and your family here with Mt. Fuji! Thank you so much!!

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Cities where I can guide: Shizuoka , Other Shizuoka Locations

Languages English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )

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