Greeting from Izu ,shizuoka prefecture, a city just 1.5 hours from Tokyo. I am Hiroko Inamura, a national licensed tour guide. I was born in Numazu and live in Nirayama, located at north part of Izu Peninsula, surrounded by beautiful seas and mountains, and at the top of it all, Mt.Fuji: a truly lovely and amazing Mountain.
I am lucky to see Mt.Fuji from my room everyday !
Since I studied and lived in Perth, Australia and Barcelona, Spain, and traveled over 35 countries, I am fluent in English and do speak Spanish that is very useful fie me to communicate with guests from abroad.
I love travelling and look for something different and special to introduce for my guests that they haven't experienced before.
Izu is the place if you want something more! And yet we Japanese seem to have kept it to ourselves: you see only few foreign visitors here!
Visiting the top and center of Izu areas, you constantly meet Japanese traditional and rural world , visit to a wasabi water-field, it's great fun!- and you can experience "wasabi picking " or "wasabi pickle making " during the season, you can do "Japanese tea picking" , ,wearing the special traditional tea picking Kimono! There are many more attractive sits such as Banjo Fall, Joren fall in Amagi and lots more to make your day memorable.
This area is great during the seasons of autumn leaves and cherry blossom.
And what you can't miss our on is a visit to the oldest hot-springs resort in Izu: the really beautiful Shuzenji. Walking around the town , , ,exploring historical and traditional sits and the grate Bamboo Grove Path remind you of "the good old days".
This is the town described as "the little Kyoto "and designated as one of the best visiting place in Japan by the Michelin guide book.
I have just mentioned a few of many other attractive places in this area .
I am very happy to introduce you what you can see,do and eat here in Izu and its surrounding areas and I promise you to have wonderful memories !
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Hiroko was an awesome guide. We were travelling with a 4 month old and we forgot his formula. She brought us to a drugstore so we can get formula so we can continue our trip. It was a bit challenging travelling with a 4 month old but she made it easy for us. She did a customized tour for us, first to a wasabi farm where she gave us information on how wasabi is grown, then after that we went to a short hike to view a waterfalls. After that she brought us to a tea farm. Where we picked tea leaves and tasted green tea. We enjoyed our tour wih Hiroko. It was a perfect day for us.
Dear Mrs. Camille, Thank you very much for your warm comments. I am so glad that you, your husband and Charles enjoyed the tour and made a great memories of Izu.It was a lovely tour for me, too. Your baby ,Charles, is so quite and very good boy. You all are still vacation in Philippines so please enjoy there and I am looking forward to hearing about your wasabi growing in January. Thank you again. I hope to see you in the future. Best regards, Hiroko
Our family of 5 (kids ages 21, 19, and 15) had one of the best days of our vacation in Japan with Hiroko. She met us at the cruise ship port in Shimizu and took us on a remarkable tour of beautiful Izu town with its gorgeous temple and bamboo forest, did a short hike at the breathtaking Jodaskaki coast, viewed a picturesque secluded wasabi farm and dipped our feet into the lovely waters of Banjo Falls. We stopped for a delicious sushi lunch and even tried wasabi ice cream and a local specialty, Shirasu fish (baby fish boiled and eaten on rice - surprisingly tasty!) Hiroko was highly professional and provided such valuable information as we toured. She is a lovely warm person who put her heart into making sure that we had an awesome time. Thank you Hiroko!
Dear Julie and the Fisher family, Greeting from Japan. Thank you very much for your warm comments on the tour. I am so happy that you and the family have enjoyed Izu and made great experiences. It was the long distance from Shimizu but I am sure that your family is only people from crushing shipments at Shimizu who have visited Izu. Thanks to you all, the tour went great and I enjoyed the day with great appreciation. Your family is very warm and thoughtful. I hope that you all stay fine and happy. Good memories stay forever. Best regards, Hiroko
Hiroko was an excellent guide with outstanding english. Her knowledge of and pride in showing us and talking to us about everything on the Izu Peninsula was great. Her warmth, energy and connection with the farmers, restaurant owners and locals made for a fantastic day. We were given plenty of time to enjoy the green tea picking, long after other people had left. Our lunch in local restaurant was delicious and cycling to and form the tea farm also good fun.
Dear Tamlyn, Thank you very much for having visited Izu and giving me such a warm comments. It was wonderful to guide you and your friends and I really hope that you all have made great memories of the tea farm, Shitake growing, cycling and the tea made by Tamiko San. I really enjoyed the tour!! Good memories stay forever. Please give my regards to your friends and hope to see you all again. Thank you very much. Best regards, Hiroko
Hiroko was amazing!!! She has patiently answered all my numerous questions prior to my booking the trip. She went our of her way to arrange our transportation, contacting our hotel and suggesting the best train schedule. Hiroko was professional and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour and Hiroko. Thank you Hiroko!
Dear Ms.Tonia and Mr. Mikhail, Thank you very much for having visited Izu, selecting Izu and my tour on your trip. It is my great presure to answer your questions and requests and thanks to this, we really had a good time! I was really happy to be with you and I admire your great knowledges in many field. In deep in the mountain, it was just our tranquillity place where we could relaxed and enjoyed the nature. I hope that you have made Izu memories and remember the day. Thank you very much again for everything. Please stay well and be happy. Hiroko
Hiroko was a fantastic guide! Very friendly, thoughtful & detailed. She even prepared notes for me on the places that we visited, made special arrangements to visit the tea farm despite it was closed for the season, helped me to plan my transport route & timings. She's also very knowledgeable about the area and we also visited the lovely wasabi farms.
Dear Julie, Thank you very much for coming to Izu. It was like yesterday that we had 2 days tour, visiting the tea farm for the tea picking experience, having lunch at the local Japanese restaurant, going up to Mt.Katsuragi by ropeway where you enjoyed the foot bath and staying at a Japanese Ryokan. On the next day, we visited the family owned wasabi farm, one of the biggest and most beautiful wasabi field deep on Izu mountain and the water fall where we were almost only the visitors there where we listened to the sound of the river, the water fall and the birds singings. That area was like a private oasis and that was something I would like you to experience here in Izu, getting away from your daily busy days and busy works and just being relaxed and regainning energies. There were a lo... read more