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

Languages English ( License )

(48) Reviews
Hourly rate 33 USD


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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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

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

Reviews ( 48 )

1 day ago |   by PETER

“ Knazawa Golden Tour ”

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

1 day ago |   by Donna

“ 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.

2 days ago |   by Oliver

“ 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!

3 days ago |   by (Mrs.)

“ 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.

6 days ago |   by Antonio

“ 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.


National Certified Guide
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$ 33 Hourly rate