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Hideo

Licensed Guide
(107) Reviews
US$ 35 Hourly rate
Reviews ( 107 )
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.

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

“ A in and full day ”

We enjoyed touring the Shihmizu area with Hideo. He was waiting for us when we got off the ship and took us to many places. Our only suggestion for the future is that because he is rather soft-spoken a microphone and speaker would be helpful as it was difficult to hear him in the back of the van. Other than that we wholeheartedly recommend him

Hideo:

Hi Larry Thank you for your point. Unfortunately the van wasn't equipped with a microphone. Next time I'll arrang the taxi with a micophone. I hope you enjoy Japan trip on Celebrity Millennium. Thank you. Best HIDEo YOSHIda

Diane Diane Japan ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Kyoto day trip ”

Hideo have us a full day at Kyoto covering major sites and selected a great lunch place. He was knowledgeable about history and each site, and spoke good English. Hideo was very well organized and kept us on track to see everything. It was overly ambitious to try to cover Kyoto sites in one day as we were unable to see each site thoroughly. But we did want an overview and got that and want to return one day to learn more.

Hideo:

Hello Diane I'm very happy to receive your message. I took you from Osaka to Kyoto; Nijo Castle, Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion), and Fushimi Inari Taisha. Thank you for joining my Kyoto tour. I'm sur you enjoy Japan Trip. Best HIDEo YOSHIda

Sandy Sandy United States ( Friends )
Excellent
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 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
3 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
3 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.

Summer Summer United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ A wonderful day in Osaka ”

Prior to the trip, we had many email exchanges with Hideo. He answered all of our questions quickly and thoroughly. Since we were coming from Kyoto, we met at the Shin-Osaka train station and started our day. The first stop was Osaka Castle. We enjoyed the structural features Hideo pointed out, and he showed us several pictures of the castle in spring when cherry blossoms are blooming. He showed us the best spot to have our pictures taken and patiently explained the historical backgrounds of the castle. The trip to Dotonbori was fun, and Hideo reserved a restaurant where we enjoyed okonomiyaki. He helped us ordered the right amount of food for the five of us, and it was absolutely delicious. Hideo took his time for us to visit the Umeda Sky Building and patiently pointed out the im... read more

Hideo:

Hello Summer I'm very happy to receive your message. I'm relieved that you enjoyed my Osaka trip. I guided you Osaka Castle, Dotonbori, Doguyasuji (Kitchen utensil street), Kuromon Market (one of the three major markets in Japan) and Umeda Sky Building. Lastly I showed you a rare water clock at Osaka station. I'm sure you could enjoy your trip of Japan. I hope to see you again. I wish you and your family every happiness. Thank you, Summer. Best HIDEo YOSHIda

Pauline Pauline United States ( Family with kids )
Very Good
4 months ago

“ Day tour of Hiroshima and Miyajima with Hideo ”

We loved touring with Hideo! He was so polite and so accomodating to whatever we wanted to do and see. He was extremely helpful with planning the full day for us and helping us with staying on schedule so we could see all that we had planned. He went above and beyond and even helped us with details of booking the train to get to our next destination of Koyasan. Very pleased in all with our tour and day with Hideo and would greatly recommend him to anyone for this tour. Thank you Hideo!

Hideo:

Hello Pauline I'm very happy t receive your review. I'm sure you enjoy the tour of Hiroshima and Koyasan. I wish you happiness. I hope to see you again in the future. Thank you, Pauline.

unbeaten Unbeaten Japan ( Family with kids )
Very Good
5 months ago

“ Kanazawa half day tour ”

Hideo-san is a very competent guide & has a kind & gentle personality. We recommend him highly & confirm that it is very much worth having a paid professional guide.

Hideo:

Hi Unbeaten I'm very happy to receive your review. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Unbeaten.

JEAN JEAN United States ( Solo )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Hideo is Kind and Helpful Guide - highly recommended ”

Hideo got tickets for Kokedera - Temple and gardens. He guided me through the gardens. Helped me when I would have fallen. I have Parkinson's Disease and without his arm to hold, I would have fallen several times. Kind, polite helpful, excellent guide

Hideo:

Hi JEAN. I'm very happy to receive your good review. Saihoji Temple has another name "Kokedera" or moss garden. After reciting Hannya Shigyo, or the heart sutra,three times, we enjoyed walking two gardens; stroll-type garden and dry landscape garden. I'm sure you enjoyed yourself. I wish you all the best of your good health. I hope to see you again. Thank you, JEAN.

Antoon Antoon Suriname ( Friends )
Good
6 months ago

“ Punctual and professional ”

Knows his trade and was very patient.Has great consideration for our group.Was sharp on time and his transportation connections were fantastic.

Hideo:

Hi Antoon Thank you for your message. I'm very happy to meet your group. I hope to see you again.

Todd Todd United States ( Friends )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Full-service guide that kept our large group moving ”

Hideo was a super tour guide! We booked professional tours through the cruise ship at other destinations, and this tour was very comparable to those, at a fraction of the cost. I can highly recommend Hideo, based on this experience. I helped to organize the tour with Hideo for a group from Cruise Critic, that ended up being 25 people. Hideo consolidated all of the costs (travel, entry fees, lunch, etc) into a total fee, and Hideo took care of arranging and planning everything. He met us at the pre-arranged time on the dock and had us back to the dock on schedule. The original plan was to use local public transportation, but Hideo organized private transportation using a comfortable bus, due to the size of the group and concerns about keeping everyone together. Hideo also offer... read more

Hideo:

Hi Todd I'm very happy to receive your message. All of you kept time, so I could move ahead on the schedule. I'd like to show you the appreciation. I wish you every happiness. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Todd.

Sandy Sandy New Zealand ( Friends )
Poor
7 months ago

“ Himeji tour ”

A group of six adults had arranged for Hideo to meet us at the ship and take us to the castle and adjoining gardens and then go on the rope way above the town. We found to our disappointment that Hideo had no interest in the group. He rarely volunteered any information, but did have some answers if we persisted with questions. One of our party was using a walkingstick and he showed no interest in her well-being, particularly in the fact that there were so many flights of steps which we had to do barefooted. At no stage did he check whether she was all right with this or whether she would have preferred to head back downstairs before reaching the top. He would walk ahead of us and not wait to see if we were all together. At one stage he took off across a busy road to make inquiri... read more

Hideo:

Dear Sandy I awfully sorry to say that I troubled you. I gave the itinerary to you when I met you, so I thought that where we would go next. First I was going to have lunch in Koukoen Garden but the restaurant was full, so temporarily I seperated to look for another restaurants but I couldn't find it. I'd like to take your point seriously and I'll make use of this experienc moving forward. Thank you, Sandy.

Ellen Ellen United States ( Friends )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Exceptional Guide ”

Hideo was a real find. Our group of 6 engaged him to escort and guide us around Osaka, with transportation and sightseeing through Nara and three days of touring in Kyoto. We found him to be very personable and articulate. Hideo was extremely knowledgeable about each of these destinations, as well as how to navigate them and avoid the crowds. He went above and beyond to make what was a first trip to Japan for most of us to be memorable. Hideo ensured that each of our tours were comprehensive and there was very little that we did not see. We were also pleased with his dining recommendations. We would highly recommend Hideo to anyone seeking a guide and hope to one day enlist his services again.

Hideo:

Hi Ellen I'm very happy to receive your message. It was the peak season of cherry blossom viewiing, so we could enjoy beautiful cherry blosoms at Nara Todaiji Temple, and Nijo Castle, Arashiyama and Maruyama Park in Kyoto. Furhermore I ran into you at Kochi Castle because you were aboard in Celebrity Millennium Cruise ship and I guided another guests aboard in Westerdam Cruise Ship. I wish you enjoy Japan trip and every happiness. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Ellen. Best HIDEo Yoshida

Anushila Anushila United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Excellent 1-Day tour of Kyoto with Hideyoshi-san ”

As a private group of 6 individuals on a tightly scheduled vacation, we had requested an 8-hour customized itinerary that would allow us to visit the top 4 attractions in Kyoto and allow us to travel from Tokyo via Shinkansen and return the same evening. We had also requested Hideyoshi-san to arrange a private taxi/van for us as we wanted to spend more time at the sites versus navigating public transport. Thanks to some meticulous itinerary planning and excellent arrangements by Hideyoshi-san, we had a wonderful trip visiting all 4 attractions in 8 hours - Kinkakuji Temple, Nijo Castle, Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Fushimi Inari with plenty of time to explore each one while throwing in a sumptuous Japanese lunch in between. He was very knowledgable about each of the sites and the region, i... read more

Hideo:

Hi Anushila I'm very happy to receive your heartful message. I'm relieved that you enjoyed Japan trip and I enjoyed guiding all of you, too. I hope to see you again. Thank you. From HIDEo YOSHIda

Chris Chris United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Hideo was a life saver! ”

We booked an afternoon tour with Hideo, but unfortunately I had an accident as our tour was to begin. Hideo went above and beyond what any guide would do, meeting us at the hospital, arranging transport and even returning the next day to help us make it onto our train on time. Words cannot express how indebted to him we are for his help. You won't find a more compassionate human to spend time with in Japan.

Hideo:

HI Chris I'm sure you recover from an injury. I'm looking forward to seeing you next time. The best of health to you. Thank you. From HIDEo YOSHIda

Julia Julia Canada ( Couple )
Poor
9 months ago

“ I didn’t like it ”

Hides wasn’t a guide I expected. He was good in planning the tour and memorizing facts but I like talking to people. Hideo wasn’t open to a free conversation or questions.

Hideo:

Dear Julia Thank you for your message. I was very happy to guide you on New year. I'm now maing efforts to a free conversation. Thank you, Julia.

Sushella Marie Sushella Philippines ( Family )
Very Good
9 months ago

“ Infromative & Friendly ”

Hideo was very friendly and easy going. He speaks English well.

Hideo:

I'm very happy to receive your message. I'm sure you enjoyed beautifil wall paintings, sculptured transoms, double-coved lattice ceilings in Honmaru Palace of Nagoya Castle. Thank you for taking me to Kaitenzushi or circulating sushi restaurant for dinner. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Sushella. Best HIDEo YOSHIda

Sean Sean United States ( Couple )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Incredible experience and tour guide ”

This was such a great way to experience Kobe and Hideo really did an excellent job, in addition to being friendly and easy to spend a whole day with. His knowledge of the area is superb and he speaks very good English. He really took care of us and even had printed information ready for us as well as a whole day planned that took us to many interesting places in and around Kobe. He was very knowledgeable of all these places and took very good care of us. He even booked us a local restaurant to try for a nice evening dinner. I would highly recommend any tour with Hideo.

Hideo:

Hi Sean I'm very happy to receive your message. I'm sure you enjoyed honeymoon tour; especially Kobe Bay Cruise and Kobe Beef (Xmas special course.) I wish you much happiness and success in the future. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Sean. Best HIDEo YOSHIda

Sharon Sharon United States ( Family with kids )
Very Good
11 months ago

“ GREAT TOUR IN KYOTO ”

We had a great time visiting parts of Kyoto with Hideo.

Hideo:

Thank you for joining my Kyoto tour, Sharon. I wish your family happiness.

Lenny Lenny Brunei Darussalam ( Couple )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Osaka and kyoto tour ”

The two days tour was really an amazing experience. We had a fantastic tour with our tour guide Hideo. He has a very good knowledge about all the places that we visited and showed us some pictures. He was able to answer all my queries about these places and his English was easy to understand compared to my previous guide. We used the public transportation which I really liked and which we had never used before in my previous visit. The overall price for these tours were reasonable and the payment was easy and simple. We also felt honoured to be the first Bruneian in his tour! Being a muslim traveller, he was able to arrange lunch and dinner for us in halal restaurants. He was also helptful and sympathetic to my husband since he has an injury to his leg. So there was one time of the tour th... read more

Hideo:

Hi Lenny I'm very glad to receive your message of gratituide. This was the first time that I'd ever guided Bruneian. I also had a great experience to show you halal restaurants. I'm relieved that you enjoy them. I have best wishes for your family. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Lenny.

Sandra Sandra United States ( Friends )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Well Organized ”

Hideo was on time meeting us at our cruise ship. He had already bought our train tickets so we didn't waste time. He had copies of a schedule and a map for our day with him. We saw everything we wanted to see and he explained it all well. We enjoyed the place he took us for lunch. At times I had a little difficulty understanding him, but I asked questions and he clarified what he said.

Hideo:

Hi Sandra I'm very happy to receive your review. I'm sure you enjoyed Hiroshima tour. I hope to see you again. Thank you. Best HIDEo YOSHIda

Damir Damir Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Excellent knowledge and friendliness. ”

Hideo was very punctual and on time with his schedule. We enjoyed his company and kind nature. He was very knowledgeable about all places we visited, and helped us better understand Japan’s history and culture. We would definitely recommend his services.

Hideo:

Hi Damir I'm very happy to receive your message. I also enjoyed guiding you Osaka very much. We had Okonomiyaki and Japanse sake for dinner. I'm sure all of you had a good sleep at night. Best wishes for your continued good health, happines and success. I hope to see you again. Thank you. From HIDEo YOSHIda

Andy Andy United States ( Friends )
Good
1 year ago

“ KIAPA, Japan experience 2018 ”

Hideo is a good Guide with a lot of experience but for a small group not for a big group of tourists. His efforts and patience to organized my group was tumbs up but he needs more improvement in the future. He need to make a better plan as to check the location before visited if their open or closed for the visitors the day before so we could not worsted our time. Overall Hideo is good, our groups said thank you for Hideo.

Hideo:

Dear Andy One day before the tour, the typhoon No.21 (the strongest one this year) hit Japan and I couldn't see the spot closed or opened in the Net, so I deeply appologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for joining my tour. I pray for your KIAPA's prosperity. Best, HIDEo YOSHIda

Gerrie Gerrie Italy ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Passionate + Knowledgable ”

Hideo was a very passionate tour guide that was knowledgable and able to explain well. He was also very patient with me and my family, despite all the hiccups that we had. He assisted us well in buying the tickets and arranging the transportation. It was very helpful so you wouldn't feel overwhelmed by where and how to do stuffs. He made sure that we fit the time schedule and altered them when it was necessary. ありがとう Hideo-san!

Hideo:

Hi Gerrie I'm very happy to receive your review. From the port of Kobe to Kyoto, it was a bit hard schedule but I'm sure you could enjoy visiting Arashiyama Bamboo Forest and Fushimi Inari Taisha by a private taxi. My best wishes for you and your family, especially your parents. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Gerrie.

Snooky Snooky Philippines ( Family with kids )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Hideo is very highly recommended ”

We are very happy and satisfied with the service of Hideo . He is patient , knowledgeable and extremely patient . He accommodated me every time I asked that we stop to check some stores or places . He picked us up from the hotel and brought us back . Very kind too. We will surely book him again when we return . Thank you very much Hideo

Hideo:

Hi Snooky I'm very happy to receive your good review. Next time I'd like to see all of your family. I wish all of you happiness and success. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Snooky.

Keshav Keshav United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Very informative, caring and punctual ”

My family and I had a wonderful 3-days with Hideo in the Osaka area. I had let Hideo know of what I'd like to see based on some reading and he showed me all those sights and added more which were very worth visiting. He is a remarkably energetic man coping very well with the record heat of July 2018 the whole time we were with him. He explained the history and culture very well and helped us greatly with our dietary and other needs. He also helped us purchase onward Shinkansen tickets to Tokyo and explained very well and patiently how to get to the train in Osaka station. You may have to get used to his accent but once you do, he is a charm to listen to. I would definitely take Hideo's guiding again. Thanks Hideo for making our visit so memorable!

Hideo:

I'm very happy to receive your polite review. After visiting Himeji Castle, we could enjoy flowers in Kokoen Garden. I'm sure you could enjoy seeing Jinbei same shark and other mairne animals in Osaka Aquarium called "Kaiyukan" and Sky Walkway at Umeda Sky Building. I wish all of your family for health and seccess. I look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Keshav.

Stephen Stephen United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ visit osaka and temple, dontononi market ”

start with the hot day and hideo very active to show us around - we do one day trip to osaka - at the end osaka is the best city,,,,,too much activity and fun ,,,,if i ever comeback - will use hideo again

Hideo:

Hi Stephen I'm very happy to receive your review. It was a very hot day. We could enjoy eating clam and turban shells at Kuromon Market, one of the three major markets along with Tsukiji in Tokyo, Nishiki in Kyoto. I wish you everyone happiness. I look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Stephen.

Laura Laura United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Day trip in Kyoto ”

We had a lovely day with Hideo, despite the excessive heat and we walked 8 miles! We caught the festival parade, saw all the sites we had on our list and he offered us an extra one the 1,000 gates which we loved at the end. He had the day well planned out, and had a great place picked out for lunch. Thank you to Hideo for a memorable trip to Kyoto!

Hideo:

Hi Laura I'm very happy to receive your review. On that day Gion Festival was held and we managed to see the last two decorated floats. It was a very hot day but I'm relieved noone got hearstroke. I wish your good health, happiness and success. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Laura.

Maria Maria Mexico ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ he saved us plenty of time to tourist ”

He planned so much ahead that he came fully prepared so we did plenty of beautifull visits and spend a splendid time in Kyoto. Thank you for your time Hideo!!!

Hideo:

Hi Maria Thank you for a good review. I enjoyed the Kyoto tour with your family. Best wishes for your family. Thank you, Maria From HIDEo YOSHIda

Dmitriy Dmitriy United States ( Family )
Good
1 year ago

“ Good tours ”

We had two Hideo tours in Kyoto and one in Osaka. Hideo was well prepared for the tours with maps, tickets and printed tour plants. He coomunicated with me prior to the tours and put together these tours based on my requests. He navigated through paublic transportation system very well. His english is not perfect and sometimes it was difficult to understand him, but we gor buy OK. We wanted local cultural experience and got it.

Hideo:

Thank you for a good review. I wish your family happiness. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Dmitriy.

Steve Steve United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Hideo quickly realized my Dads desire for a photo tour and organized a great tour with a car and wheelchair ”

Fantastic!! Hideo is a great guide we saw all my dad wanted to see plus a few extras. We Highly reccomend him!! Steve

Hideo:

I'm very happy to receive your review. I'm sure your dad enjoy taking photos. I wish you all happiness and I hope to see you again. Thank you Steve. Best HIDEo YOSHIda

Laura Laura United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Awesome experience ”

Hideo was fantastic

Hideo:

Hi Laura Thank you for a good review. Koyasan is a very holy place, especially "Okunoin" has more than 200,000 grave stones standing in lines between the trees. I'm sure you have a great experiecnce. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Laura.

Alan Alan United States ( Couple )
Poor
1 year ago

“ Very unconcerned ”

When we first me Hideo the first thing he did was ask for $64 for transport from his house .. I said no and he said ok Did not like that thought it was rude Wherever we want I felt he did not know where we were going He never gave info unless asked and several times did not know answer and never looked up in google as several other guides did I felt he was rude by constantly walking ahead of us and not seeming to care His English was not very good On a level of 1-10 I would give him a 2 I would not recommend him to anyone Trip to Nikko was great in spite of him I just can’t imagine how much better it could of been if we had a good guide like several of our other guides at triplelights

Hideo:

Hi Alan Thank you for your message. Unfortunately we couldn't see the Kegon waterfalls due to heav fog. I hope you enjoy Japan trip. Thank you. Best HIDEo YOSHIda

Lisa Lisa United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Very responsible guide ”

Hideo sun is a nice person and great English speaking guide. We enjoyed our 2 days in Japan with him. He helped us to build itineraries and arrange transportation. You can not get bored with him.

Hideo:

Hi Lisa Thank you for your review. We enjoyed Kochi and Nagasaki tours. I also had a great time with you. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Lisa. Best, HIDEo YOSHIda

Binit Binit United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Well prepared , knowledgable, and charming guide! ”

We were fortunate to have Hideo show us around the key sights of Kyoto. He organised the day very well to meet our requests , took us to a great lunch venue, and provided some great insights into everything we saw. Hideo has a pleasant and kindly manner and we appreciated his well structured tour. He also provided excellent tips for self touring on other days. Well done to Hideo!

Hideo:

Hi Binit I'm very happy to receive your review. I had a great time with you in Nijo Castle, Kinkauji Temple, Ryoanji Temple, Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, and Fushimi Inari Taisha. Luckily I happened to see you at Kasuga Taisha in Nara on the following day. I'm sure you enjoy Japan tour. I wish all the best for your good health. Thank you. Best HIDEo YOSHIda

Cheryl Cheryl United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ 2 wonderful days ”

We really enjoyed our time with Hideo. He was very knowledgeable, took us to great places and got us back to our ship with time to spare. He took us to excellent restaurants so that we could try delicious local foods. I would definitely recommend him.

Hideo:

Hi Cheryl I'm very happy to receive your review. I had a great time with you to visit Himeji castle and Kyot o tour. I'm sure you enjoyed Kobe beef, the highest rank of beef, for dinner. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Cheryl.

Karen & Rick Karen United States ( Couple )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Hideo a wonderful guide! ”

Our Osaka trip with Hideo was awesome! He was very knowledgable and interesting. He worked with us to visit the sights we wanted, and also included some of his own, which made it great. He recommended a really excellent place for lunch as well. I will be recommending him to family and friends who plan a trip to Japan.

Sundae Sundae United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Kyoto Golden Route ”

Hideo was an excellent guide. He was organized and professional as well as a wealth of information. Having Hideo guide us enabled us to make the most of our short time in Kyoto. I highly recommend Hideo!

Hideo:

Hi Sundae I'm very happy to receive your review. I'm sure you enjoyed Kyoto tour. I wish you all health. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

Jesse Jesse United States
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Great tour ”

Hideo met us at our hotel on time. He sent a message when he arrived. We were in Kyoto and the tour was in Osaka. Hideo found the shorted routes to Osaka. He lives there so he showed us the best spots to match our suggestions. We went there for food and shopping, and he showed us the best spots. Highly recommend.

Hideo:

Hi Jesse Thank you for your good review. I had a great time with you, too. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Jesse.

Tawnie Tawnie United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Kyoto and Hiroshima ”

Hideo-san was punctual, polite, patient, and very detailed. Our group of 19 enjoyed every aspect of our tour. Would highly recommend him.

Hideo:

Hi Tawnie Thank you for your review. I'm sure you enjoyed the high tide of Miyajima and Peace Memorial Park. I hope you enjoy Japan tour. Thank you. Best, HIDEo YOSHIda

Vicki Vicki United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Osaka and tour of Nijo Castle, Kyoto Imoerial Palace and Gion ”

Hideo was such a nice and patient guide for us. My son was traveling in a wheelchair and it presented some challenges. Hideo had everything very organized for us and the two days we spent with him went very smoothly. He picked us up and gave us a nice printed itinerary and labeled map. He was flexible when we wanted to change things around. He also arrange a jumbo van to ease our travlel to many Kyoto sites. The driver was nice and very timely. We were able to see twice as much with all of the organization. Hideo also suggested a nice show for us to see in Gion at the end of the day which demonstrated many of the traditional Japanese arts. He provided us with a coupon and took us to the entrance. We really enjoyed he show.

Hideo:

Hi Vicki I'm very glad to receive your nice review. I'm sure you enjoyed wearing Samurai war helmets in Osaka Castle. We enjoyed beautiful cherry blossoms near Ponto-cho in Kyoto. I'm also relieved to hear that you enjoyed the performance show of traditional Jpapanese culture at Gion Corner. I wish for you and your family happiness ad growth. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Vicki. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

saad Saad United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Hiroshima/Miyajim & Kyoto Trip ”

Hideo was a wonderful tour guide. Showing us Hiroshima, miyajima, and Kyoto. He had a strong historical background. In particular, in Kyoto, we had several sites which involved a lot of complicated bus and train rides but he managed these with ease. He was very pleasant, easy to get a long with and paid particular attention to our dietary requirements and found us this wonderful French restaurant in Kyoto which we all really enjoyed.

Hideo:

Hi Saad I'm very glad to receive your review. We are favored by good weather and I'm sure you enjoyed the high tide and the low tide of Miyajima. In Kyoto, you are very interested in 4 chinese characters meaning "You have to satisfy with what you are" represented in a stone water basin at Ryoanji Temple. I'm sure you enjoyed Japan. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Saad. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

Timothy Timothy United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ See Miyajima and Hiroshima with Hideo! ”

We met Hideo at the train platform at Hiroshima and he made sure we got back to Kyoto on a packed New Year's Day train. From end to end, a high quality service. My daughter wanted to try the local specialty, Okonomiyaki, and HIdeo made sure of that as well. In between we had a very informative tour complete with this own photos to add even more perspective. If you'd like a professional guide and great service connect with Hideo.

Hideo:

Hi Timothy I'm very happy to receive your review. We could visit Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima. A lot of people paid the first visit to the shrine and we enjoyed drawing Omikuji (sacred lots.) When you come back to Japan again, please let me know. I hope to see you again!! Thank you, Timothy.

Jenny Jenny Singapore ( Couple )
Good
1 year ago

“ Takayama & Shirakawago visit 24 Dec17 ”

Hideo has been very helpful & accommodative in our requests. We are happy to have Hideo as our guide. Thank you Hideo ! Regards, Andrew & Jenny Singapore

Hideo:

I'm very glad to receive your review. I'm sure you enjoyed Takayama and Shirakawa-go tour. In particular we enjoyed a beautiful snow landscape in Shirakawa-go. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Andrew and Jenny. Best, HIDEo YOSHIda

Lily Lily United States ( Family with kids )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Very informative ”

We had a full day with Hideo, learned a lot from him about the Osaka area and history. Hideo came prepared, with a printed itinerary, and historical photos.

Hideo:

Hi Lily Thank you for your review. I'm sure you enjoyed the tour of Osaka. I hope to see you again. Thank you. Best, HIDEo YOSHIda

Joanna Joanna Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ 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.

Hideo:

Hi Joanna I'm very happy to receive your message. I'm sure you could enjoy beautifully changing colors of autumn leaves in Kyoto and Nara; Arashiyama, Tenryuji temple, Kinkakuji Temple, Fushimi Inari Taisha, and Todaiji Temple. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Joanna. Best, HIDEo YOSHIda

Melinda Melinda Singapore ( Family )
Very Good
2 years ago

“ Nara Day Tour ”

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

Hideo:

Hi Melinda I'm very happy to receive your review. I'm sure you enjoyed Nara tour. I hope to see you again. Thank you. Best, HIDEo YOSHIda

Don Don United States ( Couple )
Very Good
2 years ago

“ 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.

Hideo:

Hi Don Thank you for your review. I was very glad to gide you old traditional towm and modern area in Osaka. Next time I'll inform you the distance and the entrance fee in advance. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Don. Best, HIDEo YOSHIda

Brian Brian United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ 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!

Hideo:

I'm very glad to receive your review. I'm sure you could enjoy 2-day tour of Kyoto. Next time I'd like to guide other scenic spots in Kansai region. I hope to see you again! Thank you, Brian Best, HIDEo YOSHIda

Michael Michael United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ 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!

Hideo:

Dear Michael I am very glad to receive your review. We were favored by good weather, from the observation deck of Shogunzuka, we could command a panoramic view of kyoto city. I'm sure you enjoyed Kyoto tour including shopping. Have a nice trip!! I hope to see you again. Thank you, Michael. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

Chris Chris United States ( Family )
Very Good
2 years ago

“ Brilliant Itinerary ”

We recently spent a full day in Kanazawa guided by Hideo. He met us at our hotel at 9:30 am. He had prepared an itinerary to show us the highlights of Kanazawa. The itinerary took us to a shrine next to the Nomura samurai house to the Omi-Chi market for lunch to Kenroku-en stunning garden to a gold and silver leaf shop and finally concluding in old town Higashichaya. It was one of our best days in Japan.

Hideo:

Hi Chris I'm very happy to receive your message. Actually tuna menu and sea urchin tastes extremely good, aren't they. I'm sure you could touch the way of life of both samurai and merchants. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Chris. Best HIDEo YOSHIda

Carmen Carmen Philippines ( Friends )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Whole Day Kyoto Tour ”

Our heartfelt thanks go to Hideo who was very patient and understanding with our group composed mostly of seniors. We learned a lot about Japan’s history from him and also experienced the culture and beauty of Japan. Also a big thank you for helping us us rebook the tour a day after due to typhoon Lan especially negotiating with the bus company we hired. Hideo is highly recommended!

Hideo:

Dear Carmen I'm very glad to receive your review. I'm sure you enjoyed Kyoto tour and reunion party. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Carmen. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

Cynthia Cynthia Philippines ( Family )
Very Good
2 years ago

“ Memorable Japan experience with the whole family! ”

Speaks good English, was able to answer all of our questions and very accommodating. I would say he's very fit for the physically demanding tour as it requires over 9 hours of walking. Wish he planned the Kyoto trip well because we weren't able to visit Fushimi Inari during the daytime which could have been the highlight of our Kyoto tour.

Hideo:

Hi Cynthia I'm very glad to receive your message. I'm sure you enjoyed the tour of Osaka and Kyoto. I hope to see you again. Thank you Cynthia. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

PETER PETER United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Knazawa Golden Tour ”

We enjoyed every minute of our tour with Hideo. He is an excellent guide and we enjoyed his company.

Hideo:

Dear Peter I'm very glad to receive your review. I'm sure you could enjoy Kanazawa tour. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Peter. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

Donna Donna United States ( Family with kids )
Poor
2 years ago

“ Lost in translation ”

Seems like he tried his best, but in my view it honestly left much to be desired & a hole in our pocket. Interpret with caution.

Hideo:

Dear Donna Thank you for joining my tour of Hiroshima and Kyto Nara. I've been promoting my English skills. Thank you. Best regatds HIDEo YOSHIda

Oliver Oliver Germany ( Couple )
Very Good
2 years ago

“ A memorable visit to Hiroshima ”

Hideo picked us up at the cruise port and escorted us through Hiroshima and Miyajima. He was friendly and well prepared. A great day!

Hideo:

Dear Oliver. I am very glad to receive your message. You enjoyed Japan cruise tour. I hope to see you ahgain. Thank you, Oliver.

(Mrs.) Rhodean (Mrs.) Canada ( Friends )
Good
2 years ago

“ Hideo, guide in Japan, review ”

Hideo was a very gracious and conscientious guide who took us to the Bamboo Forest, a monkey reserve and a Shinto Shrine. He was indispensable in arranging train and subway connections for us and we would have been totally lost without him. There were times when his limited English skills made it difficult to fully communicate with him.

Hideo:

Hi (Mrs.) I'm sure you enjoy Arashiyama Monkey Patrk. Thank you.

Antonio Dizon Antonio United States ( Friends )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Hiroshima and Osaka ”

Hideo is a very nice guy. He is very organized, professional, very precise and always on time. He gave very detailed explanations of important places during our tours. Highly recommended. During our planning stages, Hideo is quick in answering our emails and questions.

Hideo:

Dear Antonio Thank you for your review. I'm very glad to receive your message. Next we visit Kobe and Knanazawa. I hope you enjoy the next tour, too. Thank you, Antonio. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

Alice Alice United States ( Couple )
Good
2 years ago

“ Day in Osaka ”

Hideo is a nice mature man. His English was acceptable. He picked us up at our cruise ship and took us by train to Osaka. Important sights in Osaka are far apart and Hideo chose not to use public transportation so that taxis were $100. Our other guides Mari and Masahuru all used public transportation. If you can get him to plan transport better he will be ok

Hideo:

Dear Alice Thaknk you for yor message. Sakuyakonohanakan is located in the east edge of Osaka city, so we used a taxi. I'm sure you enjoyed a lot of flowers. Thank you, Alice. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

claudia Claudia United States
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Hideo's the best! ”

Hideo was patient, kind, knowledgeable and organized which made exploring with a group of 8 people enjoyable! He was well informed and shared insights, was super organized beginning with the agenda for the day yet he was patient and flexible if we wanted to deviate from the plan. One of the best meals of the trip was the quaint, local restaurant where he took us for lunch. Our Hiroshima tour was very special of course due to the content and history. With Hideo leading the way and providing insight our group experienced more in one day we could have ever gleaned on our own in a week. He's the best!

Hideo:

Hi Claudia I'm very glad to receive your review. I'm sure you enjoy Hiroshima tour, especially local food "Okonomiyaki" for lunch. I hope you hold the reunion party in Japan. Thank you, Claudia. Best, HIDEo YOSHIda

Susan Susan United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Beautiful Tour of Botanical Highlights of Sakaiminato ”

Although TripleLights did not have any guides in the area that we were traveling, Hideo made a long journey to meet us at our cruise ship and show us some highlights of the Sakaiminato area. We were especially interested in the Yuushien Garden and Tottori Flower Park which were not especially close to each other. He had the journey by taxi, train and bus planned out perfectly and even provided us with a printed itinerary and map so we knew exactly what was in store. While the cruise ship had excursions to these places, we were so thankful to have arranged a private tour for 2 couples because we were able to enjoy these beautiful spots on our own without busloads of people.

Hideo:

Hi Susan I'm very glad to receive your message. Yes, we enjoyed beautiful green park and dry landscape garden in Yuushien. In Tottori Flower Park we got on the flower train to watch the whole garden and tropical orchids, hibiscus and lilies. Thank you for joining my tour. I hope to see you again. Thak you, Susan.

Anastacio Anastacio United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Enjoyable Trip to Osaka Castle and City Tour ”

I want to say we are so pleased to have had Hideo san come guide us to the castle and the rest of the city tour, my wife and I really enjoyed his company and the local-perspective he used when describing the various places we visited. The visit to Umeda Sky building was phenomenal!! We learned a lot from Hideo san about navigating the subway system and were able to follow his concise instructions to get back safely to our hotel.

Hideo:

Hi Anastacio I'm very glad to receive your message. We could see the rare site that the express highway is passing through the building from the observatory of Umeda Sky Building. In Dotonbori, we watched the boat playing jazz. I'm sure you enjoyed Japan tour. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Anastacio. Best, HIDEo YOSHIda

Ed Ed United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Had a Great Time witb Hideo! ”

Hideo was very knowledgeable and was the most prepared of our guides. He showed up early with a well thought out tour. He helped us understand nuances of the local culture that we would never have found on our own. We were entertained and enlightened and truly enjoyed the time we had with him.

Hideo:

Dear Ed Thank you for joining my tour of local Kyoto culture. I had a great time with you, too. I could take you to the spots that foreigners rarely visit. I hope you have a nice trip and come back to Japan. Thank you Ed. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

Zoe Zoe United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Excellent and Kind Guide ”

Hideo was amazing. He was very knowledgeable and patient. It was an extremely hot day and he found our taxis to be able to make the itinerary we had agreed on. I would highly recommend him.

Hideo:

Dear Zoe I'm very happy to receive your message. We walked to the Kiyomizu Temple for a little long time, but thanlk you for following me. Tomorrow we visit Hiroshima. Thank you, Zoe. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

ratih Ratih United States ( Family )
Very Good
2 years ago

“ Trip to Tateyama ”

With Mr. Yoshida Hideo our private local tour guide while in Japan, he is very organized and charming gentlemen,

Hideo:

Dear Ratith One day before the tour, coincidently we flied from Sapporo to Toyama on the same airplane. We could see the Kurobe Dam discharge for sightseeing. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Ratith. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

Edgar Edgar Philippines ( Family with kids )
Good
2 years ago

“ Very friendly and patient! ”

Hideo was very friendly and helpful, especially since it was our first time to ride Osaka public transport. He picked us up from our hotel in Osaka and we rode the train to the Hakutsuru Sake Factory where we had a very interesting presentation and of course, sake tasting! He then took us to the Kobe sites - Chinatown, the Kobe Port and back again through the marketplace to Osaka. All in all we had a guide who was very friendly and patient with us, even as the day was quite hot and we could see he was very tired.

Hideo:

Hi Edgar I'm very happy to receive your message. I'm sure you enjoyed sake tasting in sake brewery and delicious beef at the restaurant. i hope you come back to Japan again. Thank you. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

John John United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ One day in Kyoto ”

Hideo is a great guide. His English is good and he knows the site and sites well. He also moves quickly so you get to see a lot. Using trains and buses you also get a feel for the city. We walked about 10 mines during the day but with the stops etc. it did not feel difficult. I was very pleased with Hideo.

Hideo:

Hi John. I'm very glad to receive your message. I enjoyed telling about samurai society on Warring States period. When you visit Japan, I'd like to guide you again. Thank you, John. Best, HIDEo YOSHIda

MARIA RHEA MARIA Philippines ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Kind, full of energy and pleasant tour guide ”

We love Mr Hideo so much. We are family of 12 and he was able to managed us very well with his prepared tour itinerary. He picked us up from our apartment and guide us all the way through the scenic spots using local trains. Highly recommended! Thank you so much Mr Hideo :)

Hideo:

Hi Maria I'm very glad to receive your message. We could enjoy walking and taking photos of Kyoto. I look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Maria.

Lynn Lynn Singapore ( Family with kids )
Very Good
2 years ago

“ Tour of Osaka and hiroshima ”

We had two separate tours with Hideo. One for a full day to Osaka and another to Hiroshima. Hideo is very thorough in his planning and well-organized. He plans everything in detail but at the same time is very flexible according to our interests. He gave us good advice and ideas while proposing the itinerary. He is punctual and knows the cities well. He is also humble and patient and very hardworking. Thank you Hideo for bringing us around!

Hideo:

Hi Lynn Thank you for your review. We had a good conversation especially in the Peace Memorial Museum. I hope you enjoy Japan. I wish your family the best of health. Thank you, Lynn. Best, HIDEo YOSHIda

William William Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Brilliant Kyoto Tour ”

Hideo is a pleasant man, very knowledgeable as you would expect of a private tour guide, and ultimately made our Kyoto stay every memorable. We had a great time visiting the must see places as we only spent 3 days 2 nights there, so we decided to make the most of the with Hideo. We'll be back to Japan again and we'll be sure to book with Hideo once more!

Hideo:

I'm very glad to receive your review. We could enjoy walking on Nnenzaka slope, Sannenzaka slope, Kiyomizuzaka slope and visit Kiyomizu Temple because you were very goold walkers, I'm sure you enjoyed Kyoto tour. I hope to see you again. Thank you, William. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

Karly Karly Spain ( Couple )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Perfect Introduction to Japan ”

We spent 5 enjoyable days with Hideo in Osaka and Kyoto. He was well organised, puntual, patient and flexible with our plans. He was particularly kind to assist us in any way we required, and was a pleasure to get to know during our stay in these two cities. A big thank you, again!

Hideo:

I'm very glad to receive your review. I'm sure you enjoyed Japan tour, especially Osaka and Kyoto. I hope that you are in good health. I'll see you again!! Thank you, Karly.

Wilson Wilson United States ( Couple )
Very Good
2 years ago

“ Tateyama Alpine trail ”

Had a nice trip going one way from Nagano to Toyama via the Alpine Trail. Hideo made sure we were on time and followed a pretty open itinerary. Even finished the trail early and was able to grab a meal in Kanazawa. He's pretty active for his age, hope to be like him when I'm at his age.

Hideo:

Dear Wilson I'm very glad to receive your review. Thank you for joining my tour of "Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route." I'm sure you could enjoy walking on the snow. I hope you come back to Japan again. Thank you, Wilson.

Gina Gina Philippines ( Family )
Very Good
2 years ago

“ Amazing tour in Kyoto and Kobe ”

We had a wonderful tour in Kyoto and Kobe with Hideo. He brought us to the temples and historical places. My family learned so much from him. Hideo is very energetic and patient. I will definitely recommend Hideo to my friends.

Hideo:

Hi Gina Thank you for joining my tour of Kyoto and Kobe. I'm sure you enjoyed Japan. I hope to see you again. Thank you!! Best, HIDEo YOSHIda

Vijay Vijay Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Great trip to an iconic place with a great person! ”

We found Hideo-san as a very organised, patient and wonderful human being. We're travelling with an infant and a 3yr old and to have someone like Hideo as tour guide helps you have a peace of mind during the entire trip. From the time we booked him through TripleLights, he was constantly in touch in finalising the trip itinerary and assisting with our tour requirements. He organised a private car for our day-trip in Hiroshima and Miyajima. Reasonable price and a big car! He got in touch a week before and assisted with JR train details (for our travel from Kyoto to Hiroshima to Kyoto) for our seat reservations. He didnt have to but it was very helpful. Picked us at the Hiroshima station and had a clear itinerary of our day-trip. Never rushing and was very soft spoken (even as we're... read more

Hideo:

Dear Vijay Thank you for joining my tour of Hiroshima. I'm truly glad that you gave me one of the best reviews that I've ever received, It was challenging and your review inspired me to do my best as a tour guide. I make a wish for your children's healthy growth. Thank you. Best, regards HIDEo YOSHIda

Dawn Dawn United States ( Friends )
Very Good
2 years ago

“ Nagoya cruise day. ”

He did a great job of getting us around quickly via the trains to our sights we wanted to see. He was very quiet but very efficient. There was a lot of walking, but we did ok. He took us to an extra site we didn't even know about , the bulletin train museum. It was great. !!!

Hideo:

Dear Dawn I'm very glad to receive your review. Thank you for joining my tour of Nagoya. I could show you SCMAGLEV and RAILWAY PARK, where Maglev (magnetically levitated) train was exhibited. The train will be running at the maximum speed of 500km per hour in 2027. I'm sure you enjoy the cruise tour. I hope to see you again. Thank you. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

Peter Peter Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Hideo Toshida ”

We engaged Hideo to travel with us for 9 days to Hiroshima, Matsue, Nagano, Matsumoto, Takayama, Kanazawa and Toyama and nearby, satellite areas. Hideo's preplanning and travel scheduling was highly professional. He was attentive and accommodating to all our requests, making the experiences special. His knowledge of all things Japan was excellent, answering all our questions thoughtfully. We left the whole itinerary planning to Hideo and we were most happy with the total outcome. One of the highlights of the trip was a visit to the mountains along the snow covered Alpine Way at the end of our visit. Many thanks Hideo and best wishes Peter & Ann Jarman

Hideo:

Dear Peter I'm very glad to receive your review. I greatly enjoyed the 9-day tour with you, too. I hope you've just finished arranging the album of photos and videos you took in Japan with the map I gave you. I hope to see you again. Great Thanks. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

Grace Grace Singapore ( Family )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ We enjoyed ourselves - Beautiful Place and Great Guide ”

We had Hideo as our guide on 11 April 2017 for our trip to Yoshino. He was punctual to pick us up from our hotel, organized - presented us with the itinerary and informative. Yoshino - nice place for cherry blossom viewing and walking. You get to see nice views as well as street food and souvenirs. Hideo is very helpful, he brought us to buy our Shinkansen ticket from Kyoto to Tokyo. Without his help, we might take a long to time to figure out where to buy the tickets. He also brought us to eat Okonomiyaki, showed us around Dotonbori and brought us to the shops we wanted to shop. Thank you, Hideo! We enjoyed ourselves very much.

Hideo:

Hi Grace I am very glad to receive your message. Thank you for joining mty tour. We could enjoy cherry blossom viewing in Nara Yishino, one of the three major cherry blossom sights in Japan. We saw the "Goma (holy fire) ritual" held by women Buddhist monks. After returning to Osaka, we had Osaka local food, Okonomiyaki for dinner. I'm sure you enjoyed Japan. I hope you come back to Japan again, Thank you Best regards HIDEo YOSHIa

ANTONIO ANTONIO Philippines ( Family )
Very Good
2 years ago

“ Osaka-Kyoto-Nara ”

Very energetic; knows history of interesting places very well

Hideo:

Dear Antonio Thank you for your message. We could greatly enjoy cherry blossom viewing both in Kyoto and in Nara. I look forward to seeing you again, Thank yiou. Best regards HUDEo YOSHIda

Tessa Marie Tessa Philippines ( Family with kids )
Very Good
2 years ago

“ Very Knowledgeable Guide! ”

Hideo is very professional guide. Before the start of the tour, he gives us our itinerary and the prices we have to pay. He's very knowledgeable in the places we went and very patient in answering our questions. Hideo and my Dad hit it off right away. Glad to have booked with you. We will surely book with you again whwn we come back. Thank You!

Hideo:

Hi Tessa We could enjoy cherry blossom viewing on "Himawari" cruise and Osaka Castle. Furthermore I'm sure you enjoyed shopping in Shinsaibashi. I hope you'll come back to Japan again!! Thank you. Best, HIDEo YOSHIda

William William United States ( Solo )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Hideo made my trip to Japan so enjoyable ”

He was not only knowledgeable but so friendly and courteous. English was good, had no trouble communicating. Not only did we see main sights in Kyoto and Hiroshima but he pointed out subtleties that many would have missed. On top of it all he is also a really nice man. I recommend him highly!

Hideo:

Hi William I am very glad to receive your message. We could arrive in Miyajima just at high tide, so we could see as of the Great Vermilion Shrine Gate were floating on the sea. In the Peace Memorial Park I 'd like to say thank you for giving me a piece of important information. I hope you come back Japan again. Thank you. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

Lorraine Lorraine Australia ( Family )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Great tour of Hiroshima with a wonderful guide ”

Hideo gave us a great tour of Hiroshima & Miyajima. He met us at our hotel and from the very beginning was so friendly and knowledgeable. He provided so much in depth information about the sites and took us to a wonderful local restaurant for lunch. He helped us with our JR train tickets and at the end of our tour, he assisted us with getting onto the train in Hiroshima and changing platforms at Osaka for our journey to Kyoto, even though he was leaving the train at Osaka. Hideo is a real gentleman and we would highly recommend him. Thank you Hideo!

Hideo:

Hi Lorraine I'm very glad to receive your message. We could arrive at Miyajima at high tide, so take a look at both beautiful Great Vermilion Torii Gate and Itsukushima Shrine. It really looks like as if they were floating on the sea. We had Okonomiyaki (Hiroshima local food) for lunch near Atomic Bomb Dome. I'm sure you enjoy Japan tour!! I hope to see you again. Thank you. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

JoAnn JoAnn United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Hiroshima and Miyajima Tour ”

Hideo was very organized and insightful. He had an itinerary laid out for us and made all our traveling easy. He was knowledgeable about all the places we went and a very nice person. When we come back to Japan, we will tour with Hideo again! Thanks Hideo!!!

Hideo:

Hi JoAnn I am really glad to receive your message. We could arrive in Miyajima just at full tide, so we were impressed with a beautiful landscape of Mt.Misen, Seto Inland Sea and vermillion buildings. I can't wait for your coming back to Japan. Thank you. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

Sien Tuck Sien Malaysia ( Family )
Very Good
2 years ago

“ Osaka-Kyoto-Nara Trips 12 to 14 Dec 2016 ”

This is the first time we are visiting Japan on holidays and we have decided to use TripleLights, also for the first time, for the above itineraries. Having chosen Hideo who have done amazingly well to guide our trips, we are satisfied with his recommendations although the rains in Kyoto somehow dampen things a bit. TQ Hideo.

Hideo:

Hi Sien. Thank you for joining my 3-day tour of Osaka, Kyoto and Nara. I really appreciate it. I have best wishes for your family and a Happy New Year. Next time I'd like to show you other scenic spots, such as kobe, Himeji Castle, Hiroshima, Shirakawago and the like. I hope to see you again. Thank you very much!! Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

Vivian Vivian Malaysia
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Mr Hideo is helpful and Good coordination ”

We have our tour with Mr Hideo, he is so helpful and flexible to cater for our request, he took extra mile to arrange for our train tickets and patience with answering our questions. We will surely hire him again on our next visit. P.s. Mr Hideo wish you good health and happy new year

Hideo:

Hi Vivian I am very happy to receive your message. I'd like to say "thank you very much for joining my tour of Osaka, Nara and Kyoto. Actually I was very worried that the Shinkansen bullet train stopped at Kyoto Station by accidental fire, but I was relieved to hear that the train started about 1.5 hours late. I would like to show you othe scenic spots when you visit Japan next time. I hope to see you again. I wish you a Merry Christmas. Thank you!! Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

Alisa Alisa Israel ( Family with kids )
Very Good
3 years ago

“ Two fascinating days in Kyoto ”

Wishing to visit Kyoto in depth in the short time we had, we disembarked the ship we are sailing in in Kobe and travelled to Kyoto by Shinkansen, and spent the night there, rejoining our cruise the day after. Hideo picked us up in Kobe and was with us both days. Thanks to him, we saw many sights, using both taxis and public transport, and made it back to the ship with ample time. Hideo is very patient, punctual and knowledgeable and we had two wonderful days with him in this lovely city. Whilst we never felt hurried, we managed to see everything we had planned in advance, with his great help and suggestions, and although we probably just scratched the surface of this great city, we could never have done it without him.

Hideo:

Hi Alisa I'm very glad to receive your message. First I could find you on the deck from the port. Two days are so clear that we could visit Kinkakuji Temple, Nijo Castle, Ryoanji, Gion area, Kiyomizu Temple. Sanjusangen-do, and Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine according to the scedule thanks to your help. I hope you enjoy the tour of Japan. Thank you very much for joining my tour and hope to see you again in the early spring. we'll be able to enjoy viewing beautiful cherry blossoms." Thank you again. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

Alan Alan Singapore ( Family with kids )
Good
3 years ago

“ Easy day at Kobe ”

Main purpose was to try the Kobe beef. We went to one of the oldest sake brewery in Japan. There was a sake brewery museum about the history of the brewery which was very interesting. The good sake there are very affordable and for foreigners, tax-free is processed there too. Animal Kingdom was a good place to spend some time especially for family with kids. We had Kobe beef at two places - Mouriya which we chose from recommendation for lunch and Kagura as recommended by Hideo-san. Kagura is a lot more expensive- guess you pay for the teppanyaki showmanship. We didn't have much time for anything else.

Hideo:

Hi Alan I am very glad to receive your message. Thank you for joining my tour. I'm sure your daughter enjoyed Kobe animal kingdom. I hope you have a great time of Japan tour and I'd like to see your pretty daughter again. Thank you very much. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

Sri Sri United States
Poor
3 years ago

“ Not a professional guide ”

He is a good guy and gentleman. Nice to have accommodate our schedule. He is not very informed and his English is not the best

Hideo:

Dear Sri. Unfortunately we caught heavy rain, but thank you for joining my tour. I hope you come back to Japan again. Thank you.

Natalia Natalia United States
Very Good
3 years ago

“ Professional and hard working tour guide ”

Hideo was fantastic! We had few quite bad experiences with our tour guides in Japan, but not Hideo. He was extremely prepared, friendly and generally very knowledgable. He also has an extreme level of energy, I was amazed by the pace he established, and how he kept up with it. Overall I would recommmend him. Thank you, Hideo!

Hideo:

Hi Natalia I am very happy to receive your message. You were also energetic and I had a great time walking with you to Kiyomizu Temple. I hope you enjoy Arashiyama Bamboo Forest and the tour of Japan. I'd like to say "thank you very much for joining my tour and hope to see you again sometime soon." Thank you. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

Irwan Irwan United States ( Family with kids )
Very Good
3 years ago

We met up with Hideo at Sannomiya Station in Kobe for our afternoon tour. At the start he provided us with a clear itinerary and map of our tour for the day. We went up the hill to see Kitano Ijinkan area, back down to the Merikan Park and Mozaic Mall at the port, and then to Chinatown. Hideo provided a good history of the Kobe Port and the city in general which was very informative. Hideo was also very organized in conducting the tour. We ended the tour with dinner at a nice Japanese restaurant. Overall we had a good taste of the beautiful Kobe City and would love to go back again in the future. Irwan. Boston, MA, USA.

Hideo:

Dear Irwan I am very glad to receive your message. I'm sure you loved unaju ( rice topped with broiled eel ) and miso pork cutlet menue. I hope to see you again. Thank you very much.. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

Michelle Chan Michelle ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 years ago

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Kobe with Hideo. As our group was made up of elderly parents, adults and young children, it was a challenge to arrange a tour that had aspects to cater to the different interests. Hideo was very helpful in sharing about all the possible areas we could explore given our fairly diverse group and after much discussion with him, we'd settled for a visit to the sake brewery, Chinatown, Kobe Animal Kingdom and a fabulous Kobe beef dinner. I appreciated very much, that Hideo was extremely prompt in his replies and so proactive in providing me with various information so I could make a proper decision on where my family and I should head to. He also gave me very specific instructions on where to meet him in Osaka and was so kind to meet us near our ap... read more

Hideo:

Hello Michelle I am very happy to receive your message. I'm so relieved that you could enjoy the tour of kobe. I also had a great time with you having Chinese cuisine, high-grade Kobe beef and cooking performance, sake tasting, pelican flying, dog show and the like. I would like to say "thank you very much for joining my tour and hope to see you agian sometime soon." Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

Jim Jim
Excellent
3 years ago

This tour was incredible. I am a history teacher and there was not a question Hideo left unanswered. Hideo made my travel to Hiroshima so very easy and worth every dollar spent. His knowledge of the area exceeded all of my expectations. Hideo's personality and flexibility made my entire trip to the area so worth it. When I return to Japan I will take any tour Hideo has because I know it will be a fantastic time.

Hideo:

Hello Jim I am very glad to hear from you. I also had a great time visiting Itsukushima Shrine and Hiroshima Memorial Museum with you. We could see 4 paper cranes that Predsident Obama placed on May 27 and I really appreciated that you signed a note book and bought some books about atomic Bomb dropped in Hiroshima. I would like to say "thank you very much for joining my tour and hope to see you agian sometime soon." Please have a safe trip home. Thank you. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

Florian Florian Germany
Excellent
3 years ago

The Osaka tour with Hideyoshi was a large and perfect tour. We saw so many places in Osaka and learned very much about the history. The Kushikatsu was very tasty and all in all we had a wonderful time. The next time we come back to Japan we will book a tour with Hideyoshi again. When you want a nice and wonderful day in Japan, book a tour with Hideyoshi.

Hideo:

Hello Florian I am very happy to receive your message. I was very glad you could enjoy Osaka's local food such as kushikatsu and okonomiyaki for lunch. I look forward to seeing you again. Thank you!! Best regards, HIDEo YOSHIda

Levi Levi Israel
Very Good
3 years ago

We've spent two days with Hideo , travelling to Nara and touring Kyoto. Hideo has shown us the best of these marvelous place, and we've greatly enjoyed his guiding

Hideo:

Dear Levi I am very happy to receive your message. You were very impressed by Ashura statue. I hope you could enjoy cherry blossom viewing, too. Thank you. Best regards, HIDEo YOSHIda

Katre Katre Estonia ( Group )
Excellent
3 years ago

Very good guide! Recommend for a tour in Kyoto! Katre, Estonia

Hideo:

Dear Karte I'm very happy to receive your message. Thank you!! Best regards, HIDEo YOSHIda

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