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Hideo

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  (111) Reviews
US$ 34 Hourly rate Price up to 20 people
I guide you Sapporo, Furano, Otaru, Hakodate in Hokkaido / Aomori in Hokuriku / Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Kagoshima in Kyushu / Kochi, Matsuyama in Shikoku / Tottori, Shimane, Kanazawa, Sakaiminato in Japan Sea side. Please get in touch with me!!
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Last updated: 2 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Aichi , Gifu , Himeji , Hiroshima , Hyogo , Kanazawa , Kobe , Kochi , Kyoto , Mie , Mount Koya , Nagoya , Nara , Osaka , Other Hyogo Locations , Shimane , Tottori , Wakayama

Languages English ( Business ), Japanese ( Native )

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(111) Reviews
Hourly rate 34 USD Price up to 20 people
( Max : 40 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$34.42 US$34.42 US$9.19
4 Hours US$137.70 US$137.70 US$36.77
8 Hours US$275.40 US$275.40 US$73.54

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

Private Tours

Temple Town in the South of Osaka

(111) Reviews
by Hideo
I would like to introduce to you the temple town in the south of Osaka. The town is mixed with old-fashioned and modern Osaka. First, I would like to t...
8 Hours US$ 275 up to 30 people

Osaka Castle, Dotombori, Shin-Sekai

(111) 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...
8 Hours US$ 275 up to 30 people

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

(111) 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...
8 Hours US$ 275 up to 30 people

Himeji Castle, The Set of The Last Samurai or Engyoji Temple

(111) Reviews
by Hideo
First, I would like to introduce you to the most famous castle in Japan. In 1993, Himeji Castle was designated as the first World Cultural Heritage site...
9.5 Hours US$ 285 up to 30 people

KOBE 10 Million Dollar Night Scene

(111) Reviews
by Hideo
Kobe's night scenery has charmed so many tourists that it ranks itself among the top three in Japan. The spectacular view of Kobe from Mt.Rokko and Mt.M...
4.5 Hours US$ 156 up to 30 people

Osaka Minami Gastronomic world (Kuromon Market, Dotombori)

(111) Reviews
by Hideo
I can assure you that you can enjoy Osaka Minami Tour. First I take you to Namba Yasaka Shrine. Whatever you say, the most eye-catching thing at Yasaka...
8 Hours US$ 275 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 time, there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 111 )
Arlene Arlene Philippines ( Friends )
Very Good
5 months ago

“ Highly recommended ”

Sir Hideo is great we finished all the itineraries as planned and very patience with my 13 pax group of tourists from the Philippines.Very informative and accommodating. Definitely will recommend you Sir Hideo see u next time.. Thank you very much

Hideo:

I'm very happy to receive your message. I also enjoyed guiding you. You all enjoyed wearing Kimono. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Arlene.

Polly Polly Canada ( Family with kids )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Highlight Tour of Kyoto ”

Communication with Hideo was very good. He was organized in laying out plan for our 5 hour tour. We were happy with his service in guiding us through the various sites.

Hideo:

I'm very happy to receive your review. We enjoyed Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, Kinkakuji Temple and Nishiki Market. I wish you and your family happinss and your children's healthy growth. Thank you, Polly.

Rosemary Rosemary United States ( Friends )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Day in kyoto ”

Hideo took us from OsK to Kyoto. He was a knowledgeable guide. English was pretty good and his organization of the day very helpful

Hideo:

Hello Rosemary I'm very glad to receive your review. I'm sure you enjoyed a bowl of rice topped with Tenpura for lunch in Nishiki Market. I wish you a Merry Christmas. Thank you. Best HIDEo YOSHIda

Iris Iris United States ( Friends )
Excellent
7 months 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
7 months 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

Blog

How about wearing Kimono in Kyoto?

by Hideo
On Jan 31   I took 13 Philipinos to Arashiyama.  Women enjoyed wearing Kimono and walking around Arashiyama. Please refer to Kyoto Golde...

OSAKA DOTONBORI and ABENO Harukas Tour

by Hideo
On Jan 30th I took 13 Philipinos to Dotonbori, Osaka Castle, and ABENO Harukas. Dotonbori The World Expo will be held in Osaka in 2025.  ...

Happy New Year 2020 Hiroshima Miyajima Tour

by Hideo
I guided 3 guests from USA to Miyajima on Jan 2nd 2020. Cultured Oyster We take ferry to Miyajima. We can see a lot of oyster farming boar...

Kyoto Tour

by Hideo
On Dec 30th 2019 I took 10 guests from Canada, on Dec 31st 4 guests from USA to Kyoto scenic spots. Nijo Castle Guests enjoyed the start ...

Happy New Year 2020 Nara Tour

by Hideo
Nara Deer I took 4 guests from Mexico to Nara on Jan 1st 2020.  In Nara Park there are about 1,100 deers, so tourists enjoy feeding cracker...

KOBE GOLDEN Tour

by Hideo
ARIMA ONSEN TOUR On Dec 29 (2019) I guided 5 guests from Thailand. On Jan 3rd (2020)   I guided 10 guests from USA. Arima Onsen Hot S...