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Hideo

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$ 35 Hourly rate Price up to 20 people
I guide you Sapporo Furano Otaru Hakodate in Hokkaido, Aomori in Hokuriku, Miyazaki Nagasaki in Kyushu, Kochi in Shikoku. Shimane, Kanazawa, Sakaiminato, and Kochi. Please get in touch with me!!
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Last updated: 1 day ago
Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Hiroshima , Hyogo , Kobe , Gifu , Kanazawa , Mie , Nagoya , Wakayama , Shimane , Mount Koya , Kochi , Tottori

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

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(101) Reviews
Hourly rate 35 USD Price up to 20 people
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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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Price

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

Duration
1 Person
Up to 20 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $35.13 $35.13 $9.37
4 Hours $140.54 $140.54 $37.50
8 Hours $281.08 $281.08 $75.00

* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 14 hours maximum per day.
* People: 40 maximum

Private Tours

Kyoto Golden Route (Fushimi Inari, Kiyomizudera, Kinkakuji, ...

(101) Reviews
by Hideo
Kyoto was the ancient capital of Japan from 794 over one thousand years. I would like to introduce you Kinkakuji Temple, Nijo Castle, Nishiki Market, Fush...
8h $ 281 up to 30 people

Atomic Bomb Dome and Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima

(101) Reviews
by Hideo
Hiroshima has 2 World Heritage sites: the Atomic Bomb Dome and Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima. Hiroshima is now internationally known as the first city ...
8h $ 281 up to 30 people

Osaka Castle, Dotombori, Shin-Sekai

(101) Reviews
by Hideo
I take you to Osaka Castle, Dotombori, Sginsekai and Shinsaibashi Shopping Street. In Osaka you can have Osaka local food such as Okoniomiyaki, Takoyaki, a...
8h $ 281 up to 30 people

Nara Golden Route (Todaiji, Kofukuji, Kasuga Shrine)

(101) Reviews
by Hideo
Nara was the Imperial capital of Japan between 710 and 784 A.D. The city has many places of historical interest including Nara Park, Todaiji temple, Kasug...
8h $ 281 up to 30 people

Nikko Tour

(101) Reviews
by Hideo
I would like to take you from Shinjuku to Nikko. It'll take nearly 2 hours by train. I guide you Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Lake Chuzenj, and Kegon Falls.  ...
11h $ 300 up to 30 people

Nara Yoshino Cherry Blossoms & Autumn Leaves Viewing

(101) Reviews
by Hideo
Mt.Yoshino is one of the most popular cherry blossom viewing spots and furthermore one of the most popular changing colors of autumn leaves viewing spots i...
9h $ 290 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.

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 ( 101 )
Sandy Sandy United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ A wonderful experience ! ”

We had a wonderful day with Hideo. He was knowledgeable, friendly and so helpful.

Hideo:

Hi Sandy I'm very happy to receive your review. Matsumoto Castle had a little steep stairs but you easily walked upstaires. In Matsumoto City Museum, I'm sure, you could enjoy the works of Yayoi Kusama, the most famous modern artist in Japan. I wish all of you happiness and I hope to see you again. Thank you, Sandy.

Bob Bob United States ( Couple )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ A very good experience ”

Well-organized, good group control. Very knowledgeable about Japan, and excellent skills at relating it. Sometimes difficulty with communication due to soft and relatively high-pitched voice! Would use again

Hideo:

I'm very happy to receive your review. I'll make use of your point (English speaking) going forward. I hope you enjoy Japan tour on Azamara Quest Cruise Ship. I wish you every happinss. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Bob.

Ariella Ariella Canada ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Wondering Day with HIDEo ”

We had a wonderful day with HIDEo. We would recommend booking a tour with HIDEo

Hideo:

I'm very happy to receive your review. We visited Matsue Castle and Shimane winery where we could enjoy wine tasting and barbecue for lunch. Lastly we visited sacred Izumo Grand Shrine closely related to Japanese Mythology. I wish you happiness. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Ariella.

Anju Anju United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Excellent day in Kyoto! ”

Hideo is very organized and knowledgeable! He met us in the lobby of our hotel and we spent about 5.5 hours together. He knew quite a bit about the history of Kyoto and Japan in general and answered all of our questions. It was very hot, but we managed quite nicely as there were enough times we were in a cooler areas. His English, while not like a native speaker's, was perfectly fine. We had no trouble understanding or communicating. We did provide lunch, but it was our pleasure to have Hideo as our guest. He made the day very enjoyable!

Hideo:

Hello Anju I'm very happy to receive your review. It was very hot on that day, bur thank you for following my guide payin my lunch. I wish your family much happinss. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Anju.

Alexey Alexey Russian Federation ( Solo )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Excellent excursion. ”

Excellent excursion.

Hideo:

I'm very happy to receive your message. We enjoyed Hiroshima local food, grilled conger and fried oysters for lunch. In Peace Memorial Museum we took a look at a lot of sad and emotional pictures. I had a great time with you. Thank you, Alexey. I hope to see you again. I wish you every happiness.

Blog

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KANAZAWA(A Little Kyoto)Tour

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Sakaiminato --> IZUMO GRAND Shrine & MATSUE Castle

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【Sakaiminato → IZUMO GRAND Shrine & MATSUE Castle】 I picked up 4 Canadians from Diamond Princess Cruise Ship in front of the port of Sakaim...

The Black Matsumoto Castle and City Museum

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Sakaiminato --> Flower Garden・Castle Tour

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Diamond Princess I picked up 18 Mexicans on Diamond Princess at the port of Sakaiminato on June 25th 2019.  I took them to Tottori Flower P...

Diamond Princess(Kochi・Hiroshima・Matsuyama・Miyazaki)Tour

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