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$ 19 Hourly rate Price up to 2 people
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Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Nara

Languages English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )

(196) Reviews
Hourly rate 19 USD Price up to 2 people
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Hello,I am HIROSHI YOKOYAMA. Please call me Hiro, not "hero". I have been lived in kyoto
for more than 30years. So, I am very familiar with the city of Kyoto and a unique culture
developed in Japan as well. I can offer you not only historic places like Nijo castle, Kinkakuji temple ,Kiyomizu temple etc., but also off the beaten track spots Nijo jinya house or nicknamed
"ninjya house" ,Katsura Imperial Villa etc.. I am really looking forward to seeing you .

4.5 (196) Reviews
Very Good

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Will there be other tourists in my tour?

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Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

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

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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 ( 196 )
Zachary Zachary United States ( Couple )
5 days ago

“ Thank you very much! ”

Hiroshi is a great guide!

Stephanie Stephanie South Africa ( Family )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ Visit to Kyoto ”

Hiroshi was an attentive, knowledgeable and friendly guide. He made our visit to Kyoto memorable and interesting. He answered all our questions before and after the tour eg transportation etc

Bianca Bianca Japan ( Friends )
1 week ago

“ Lucky to have Hiro as our guide! ”

We loved Hiro! My college roommates and I did a trip to Kyoto together and last minute wanted to book a private tour. We got very lucky to have gotten Hiro to give us the tour. Hiro was very informative, funny, and fun to be around. He showed us all of the best temples and took us on a breathtaking walk along the Katsuraga River. Would definitely recommend and worth the money to learn about Kyoto’s amazing history.

Pel Pel Singapore ( Family with kids )
1 week ago

“ Excellent ”

Had a wonderful day with Hiro. He is knowledgeable and familiar with the places. Hiro is very kind, polite and friendly. He can talk to anyone! Highly recommended! Will definitely recommend him to our friends.

Aidan Aidan United States ( Family )
2 weeks ago

“ Kyoto Day Tour ”

What a wonderful day trip with Hiro. He took my brother and I to the impressive temples of Kyoto, We navigated around the shops off of the temples, back into the city itself and observed the Geisha preparation hour. Really nice guide.


Dear Aidan Thank you for your great reviews on June 28 tour in Kyoto. I felt so happy to see that both of you really looked enjoying touring in Kyoto, such as visiting at Fushimi-Inari Shrine, where you must have something mysterious feeling while you took a walk through countless Trii-gates.and you were able to encounter with a Geisya ( Geiko in Kyoto) or a Maiko in a Geiko town in Gion. Best regards July 4 Hiroshi (Hiro), Y.