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Hideo

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Send message only 15 days available in December
US$ 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: 19 hours ago
Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Hiroshima , Hyogo , Kobe , Gifu , Kanazawa , Aichi , Mie , Nagoya , Wakayama , Shimane , Mount Koya , Kochi , Tottori , Himeji , Other Hyogo Locations

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

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(108) 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 US$35.13 US$35.13 US$9.37
4 Hours US$140.54 US$140.54 US$37.50
8 Hours US$281.08 US$281.08 US$75.00

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

Private Tours

Nara Yoshino Cherry Blossoms & Autumn Leaves Viewing

(108) 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 US$ 290 up to 30 people

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

(108) 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 US$ 281 up to 30 people

Atomic Bomb Dome and Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima

(108) 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 US$ 281 up to 30 people

Osaka Castle, Dotombori, Shin-Sekai

(108) 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 US$ 281 up to 30 people

Nara Golden Route (Todaiji, Kofukuji, Kasuga Shrine)

(108) 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 US$ 281 up to 30 people

Nikko Tour

(108) 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 US$ 300 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 ( 108 )
Iris Iris United States ( Friends )
Excellent
2 days ago

“ He was knowledgeable on the sights we visited. ”

Hideo did a remarkable tour for us. I would recommend him to anyone visiting Japan.

Hideo:

Thank you, Iris. I'm very happy to receive your message. I'm sure you enjoy the Kochi tour. I wish you all the jealth. I hope to see you again. Best HIDEo YOSHIda

Tina Tina United States ( Friends )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Osaka Tours in 5 hrs. ”

Mr Hideo was on time Extra mile take us to different place even not in the itinerary Very clear time and cost for train, subway each places We’re very highly recommend Mr Hideo

Hideo:

Hi Tina I'm very happy to receive your message. We enjoyed German Christmas Market under Umeda Sky Building, Midosuji Illumination and Dotonbori Light up. Today In Kyoto we enjoyed beautifully changing colors of autumn leaves; Arashiyama, Kinkakuji (Golded Pavilion), and Kodiaji Temple of night illumination. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Tina. Best HIDEo YOSHIda

Anna Anna United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Great Day exploring Hiroshima and Miyajima ”

We had a wonderful time exploring Hiroshima and Miyajima. Hideo was a great guide and kept us on schedule. We loved experiencing Miyajima island it was very special and beautiful. He gave us lots of local information and insight into the area. He was able to find us a wonderful, traditional lunch. Although it was raining we had a great time exploring and learning with Hideo.

Hideo:

I'm very happy to receive your message. We had Okonomiyaki, or Japanese-styl pancake, in the Okonomiyaki village for lunch. I had a great time with you, too. I hope to see you, again. Thank you, Anna.

Regina Regina United States ( Friends )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Helpful Hideo ”

Hideo was a very nice and informative guide on our fast paced one day tour of Hiroshima. He got us into one of the best spots for lunch, was very knowledgeable about the peace memorial park and we had a gorgeous afternoon with him at Miyajjima - thanks Hideo!

Hideo:

Hello Regina I'm very happy to receive your mesage. Thank you for joining my Hiroshima Tour. I'm sure you enjoy Japan trip. I hope to see you again. Thank you.

Brian Brian New Zealand ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ A Sensational Day Out ”

We had Hideo as our guide for a Hiroshima Tour. We were staying at Osaka and he picked us up at our Osaka Hotel and directed us to the Shinlansen fast train by local train. This was absolutely stress free and I would recommend it. We had Hideo for close to 12 hours from our Hotel and back. This made things very easy. His English is good and he had excellent knowledge. We were a group of 8 and he was excellent in communicating with us all. We visited Miyajima Island and Itsukushima shrine on the island. He introduced us to local food and delicacies. We had a beautiful Oyster Lunch which are farmed locally. We then visited the Atomic Bomb Dome and the Peace Memorial Museum and had plenty of time to look round this area. Hideo was VERY knowledgeable about the history round this and explained... read more

Hideo:

Hello Brian I'm very happy to receive your message. We could have delicious oysters for lunch. Actually culrured oysters in Hiroshima account for 50 percent of the total production in Japan. I hope you enjoy watching the Rugby World Cup in the stadium and Japan trip. Thank you, Brian.

Blog

The Experience for Pasting Gold leaves in Kanazawa

by Hideo
Almost all the gold leaves (99%) of the total are produced in Kanazawa.  On Dec  7th I took 5 guests from Singapore to Kanazawa to have an e...

Kyoto Autumn Leaves Tour No.2

by Hideo
KYOTO Tour On Nov 22nd I took 12 guests and on Nov 25th 13 guests from Israel to Kyoto. ARASHIYAMA KINKAKUJI TEMPLE (GOLDEN PAVILION) ...

Kyoto Autumn Leaves Tour No.1

by Hideo
Eikando Temple is famous for beautifully changing colors of autumn leaves.  Therefore Kyoto people are saying the same expression speaking...

PLAY WITH MAIKO IN KYOTO

by Hideo
Maiko Dances On Nov 11th, in response to a request from guests from Poland, I took them to the place wher you can meet Maiko.   Maiko is an...

Hiroshima Castle and Shukkeien Garden

by Hideo
Hiroshima Castle was first built in 1599 by Terumoto Mori.  Unfortunately the castle was burnt down by Atomic Bomb on 6 August 2019.  The c...

Hiroshima Tour Three Times in October 2019

by Hideo
The First Group We visited Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine at the high tide.  We could see extremely beautiful shrine covered with vermilion co...