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Hideo

National Certified Guide
  (56) Reviews
Check Availability only 11 days available in December
$ 33 Hourly rate up to 20 people
I guide you Hokkaido, especially Sapporo, Furano, Otaru, and the like. Please get in touch with me!! Thank you.
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Cities where can guide: Gifu , Hiroshima , Hyogo , Kagawa , Kanazawa , Kobe , Kyoto , Mie , Mount Koya , Nagano , Nagoya , Nara , Nikko , Osaka , Shimane , Tokyo , Tottori , Toyama , Wakayama

Languages English ( License )

Reviews
(56) Reviews
Hourly rate 33 USD
up to 20 people

About

Hello, I'm HIDEo YOSHIda. Please call me HIDEYOSHI, the same name as the famous shogun who built the Osaka Castle in 1585.

I was born in Kobe and worked in Osaka for nearly 40 years. I would like to introduce the Kansai region to you ,including Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, and Wakayama.

Kobe is one of the two largest ports in Japan, along with Yokohama. After the opening of the Port of Kobe in 1868, foreigners built their residences on the hillside of the Kitano-cho area, overlooking the ocean. Many of the foreign residences are now open to the public as museums, including the Weathercock House, with it's symbol weathercock on the triangle-shaped roof.
In Meriken Park, the red Port Tower (the city's landmark), creates a beautiful contrast against the white Kobe Marine Museum. The museum's design was inspired by the waves and sailing ships.

When you have a chance to visit Osaka, please join my tour. I'm sure you'll enjoy the interesting and historical, scenic spots. For example, Shin-Sekai is a downtown area with a strange mix of nostalgic atmosphere and contemporary energy. You can try local foods (kushikatsu, sushi, tempura) at a reasonable price. Billiken (a famous statue of the spirit of luck) will be waiting for you!!. Dotombori is a popular street with a lot of flashy signboards. Osaka is widely known as a "Kuidaore-no-machi", or literally "drinking and eating luxuriously to death." Osaka Castle was built by Toyotomi HIDEYOSHI in 1585. Oh, it's my residence, isn't it !

These days "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" area in USJ, or Universal Studios Japan, is also attracting more and more people.

I'll be looking forward to seeing you !!

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Tours

Nara Golden Route (Todaiji, Kofukuji, Kasuga Shrine)

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by Hideo
8h $ 264 up to 30 people

Atomic Bomb Dome and Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima

(56) Reviews
by Hideo
8h $ 264 up to 30 people

Nikko Tour

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by Hideo
11h $ 282 up to 30 people

Osaka Minami Gastronomic world (Kuromon Market, Dotombori)

(56) Reviews
by Hideo
8h $ 264 up to 30 people

Shirakawa-go

(56) Reviews
by Hideo
8:30h $ 264 up to 30 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.

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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Reviews ( 56 )

Excellent
6 days ago |   by Joanna

“ Wonderful trip of Kyoto and Nara ”

Hideo-san picked us up at the hotel in Osaka at the designated time. He showed us a planned itinerary of our trip. I made a request beforehand that I was with some seniors so walking needed a lot of breaks. We used the train the whole time. Hideo-san was very patient and accomodating of our requests. I will recommend him to friends who plan to do a trip to Osaka.

Very Good
1 week ago |   by Melinda

“ Nara Day Tour ”

Mr Hideyoshi is a very informative guide and provided us with a great explanation of the history of the Nara attractions.

Very Good
2 weeks ago |   by Don

“ Very well prepared! ”

Hideo was a bit over-optimistic about our ability to spend so many hours sight-seeing on foot. If we had been told that the Umeda Sky Building had involved such a long walk from the other sites and such an expensive entry fee, we would have said No Thank You. However, we thoroughly enjoyed Osaka Castle, the Shinseki neighborhood, the Shinsaibashi Shopping Street and shops, and the wonderful water clock. Very unique and beautiful. He did a nice job choosing traditional Japanese sites, as well as giving us a taste of the modern Japan.

Excellent
2 weeks ago |   by Brian

“ Excellent 2 Day Tour of Kyoto with Hideo ”

Hideo is very well educated about Kyoto and very efficient in his travels around the city. I would not hesitate to have him custom tailor an itinerary and have him help with navigation and information. He is super friendly and professional! He arranged a private driver for us as well. Thank you, Hideo!

Excellent
4 weeks ago |   by Michael

“ Awesome adventure! ”

Hideo met us at the lobby of our hotel and from there we hit the day exploring really cool sites in Kyoto. He explained all the places we visited and even had photos to show us before and after pictures of how the areas looked during different times of the year! Very friendly guide and I would recommend that you hire Hideo if your looking for a good adventure!