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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 )

(207) 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 (207) Reviews
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The tour covers 4 must-see sites in Kyoto

(207) Reviews
by Hiroshi
This tour covers 4 must-see sightseeing spots in Kyoto. Firstly, we visit Fushimi Inari Shrine. If you walk through in the countless Trii-gates in the l...
8h $ 65 per person

Kyoto's most popular sightseeing spots tour and enjoy a vari...

(207) Reviews
by Hiroshi
This tour covers 3 must-see sites and Nishiki Market. You can experience the most renownd sites such as the Golden Pavilion, the rockGarden at Ryo-anji Te...
8h $ 130

Let's enjoy walking around the ancient city called Heijyokyo...

(207) Reviews
by Hiroshi
Nara is the most ancient city in Japan. You can see one of the most biggest images of Buddha in Japan called"Daibutu-san", and You also see many deer roa...
8h $ 65 per person

Kiyomizudera(Kiyomizu Temple) and kawai kannjirou Memorial h...

(207) Reviews
by Hiroshi
This tour covers one of the most popular temples in Kyoto Kiyomizudera and walking around Kiyomuzu area and Shitijyo area including Sanjyusangendo temple...
8h $ 65 per person

This tour covers 3 must-see scenic spots in Kyoto. Fushimi I...

(207) Reviews
by Hiroshi
Fushimi-Inari shrine , where there are more than 10,000 Torii-gates or Shinto holy gates on the hillside of Mt,Fushimi. If you walk through the tunnel of ...
8h $ 65 per person

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Reviews ( 207 )
JOHN JOHN United States ( Couple )
2 days ago

“ Great guide! ”

Hiroshi picked us up from our hotel to start our tour. He was extremely energetic and you could not see anymore in one day if you tried. He was very knowledgeable an went out of his way to make sure you could capture good pictures. He even bought us a treat!

Rohit Rohit India ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ Excellent Tour ”

Hiroshi-san is an extremely warm and nice person. He guided us through Kyoto which was an excellent tour. With the summer sun, he was patient with us and also was very accommodating. We had a good chat on various cultural similarities and was a good experience He is highly energetic and is wonderful !


Dear Rohit I am grateful to you for your great reviews on Sep 8 tour in Kyoto. I was glad to see that both of you showed great interest and concern when you face to face with so called 1001 Buddha statue in Sanjyu-sangen -do temple and deep respect for these great statues ! That 's a happy morment for tour guide like me. I am proud of our culture,history and tradition. Best regards Sep 16 Hiroshi Y.

carol Carol United States ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ One day must see Kyoto sites ”

Despite the crazy rain, humidity, and heat, Hiroshi kept the tour amusing and enjoyable. He was knowledgeable and had interesting anecdotes regarding historical figures and sites. He went above and beyond by escorting us to get reserved seats on the return shinkansen and walked us to the departure point.


Dear Carol Thank you for your great reviews on Sep 11, one day tour in Kyoto. I am glad to hear that you and your husband had an enjoyable tour in Kyoto. I hope that you and all of your family members would visit at Kyoto again in a very near future. Best regards Sep 16 Hiroshi Y.

vladimir Vladimir United States ( Family )
2 weeks ago

“ Very good day in Kyoto ”

Very professional guide

Natalie Natalie Australia ( Friends )
1 month ago

“ Visiting Kyoto ”

I thoroughly enjoyed our time with Hiro, he was very accommodating to our needs. We had to switch up our itinerary and he was happy to go with the changes. He is a true gentleman and nothing was no much trouble for him. I would highly recommend Hiro as a tour guide.