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Last updated: 4 days ago
Cities where can guide: Kyoto , Nara

Languages English ( License )

(116) Reviews
Hourly rate 9 USD
up to 1 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 .

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?

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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 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 ( 116 )

5 days ago |   by Taison

“ Awesome guide! Funny, informative, and helps take photos with his camera! ”

We hired Hiroshi for our morning tour of Kyoto. He was very informative and funny during our tour of a couple temples and very helpful during our time in Nishiki Market. He even took photos of us with his camera and emailed the photos to us. This was great since we now have many photos of ourselves that aren’t just selfies. We will definitely hire Hiroshi again

2 weeks ago |   by Jennie

“ Winter in Kyoto ”

So thankful with Hiroshi for all the help and guided tour. He went beyond helping us in other things and was very patient and understanding. We appreciate all th things he did for us and would highly recommend him for all tours in Kyoto. We are a big family group in different age range and it was not a problem for him to handle. The only draw back is Hiroshi walks very fast, and its really amazing having that energy. He took us around Kyoto and we also requested Gion area but since we are running late he still made an effort to bring us there and even took us to the train station for our Osaka bound train. Thank you very much Hiroshi and also Thank you for all the pictures you sent us much appreciated.

2 weeks ago |   by Leana

“ Kyoto and Nara in a private van ”

Hiro's itinerary was well planned for the day. We met him at Kyoto station and as requested by us, he hired a van for us to go around Kyoto and Nara. He was knowledgeable about the rich history of Kyoto and Nara . He was very concerned about the environment as from time to time, he would pick up even just a tiny rubbish on the ground which I really admired. My 2 kids, my husband and myself had a pleasant time and memorable trip to Kyoto and Nara. Thanks to Hiro.

3 weeks ago |   by Karen

“ Kyto and Nara in one day!! ”

Hiroshi was proactive in getting in touch with us before the trip and was happy to customize the trip according to what we wanted to see. He waited patiently as we took our many pictures and was thorough in his explanations along the way. Thank you Hiroshi for spending the day with us!

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1 month ago |   by Valerie

“ Knowledgeable, Jovial & full of life ”

He is a knowledgable & jovial guide. He is warm and really friendly. He took the initiative to help take pictures of my family which is wonderful as we were never able to take so many family shots on our other yearly holidays!! He surprised us with pop quizzes about the places we were visiting and the winner with the most points for the entire day gets a prize! Wow! That is something we were not expecting. Hiro, thank you for a great time! All the best for 2018