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Send message only 4 days available in September
$ 18 Hourly rate Price up to 2 people
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Last updated: 3 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Nara

Languages English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )

(135) Reviews
Hourly rate 18 USD Price up to 2 people
( Max : 9 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 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 ( 135 )
Kylie Kylie Australia ( Friends )
1 week ago

“ a wealth of knowledge and humour! ”

Hiro was an absolute legend!! He is a wealth of knowledge, but also a very very funny bloke. We had such a brilliant day with him, particularly with just 12 hours notice from booking. He was able to accomodate the changes we asked for in relation to what we wanted to see and do. The day was a challenge as it was the day after the typhoon so a few places were closed but the beauty of going with such an experienced guide meant he filled our day with things we hadn't even thought of doing and that was brilliant. His quizes made the day a bit of fun and the chocolate prizes were a great incentive. We look forward to another visit to Kyoto in the coming years and only hope he is still providing tours. Thank you for such a wonderful, educational day to remember!!!


Dear Kylie I am grateful to you for your great reviews of Sep 5 one day tour in Kyoto. You visited so many temples and Memorial House in a day. I felt so happy and glad to see that both of you really looked like enjoyed visiting on many beautiful and amazing sites such as Higashi-Honganji-temple. Sanjyu-sangendo -temple, Kawai Kanjiro Memorial House, bamboo forest ,Ryoanji-temple and lastly walking through in at Hanami-koji and Miyakawa-cho street in Gion district. Best regards Hiroshi Y.

A.S. A.S. Sri Lanka ( Friends )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ unfortunately didnt approve visa ”

He helps us lot

Kelly Kelly United States ( Family )
1 week ago

“ Three day booking ”

Our family of 5 traveled to Japan for a holiday two weeks ago. My husband and I are seasoned travelers. We’ve hired many guides over the years and have enjoyed all of them. About our trip: We started in Tokyo and decided to hire guides to ease the language barrier and the overall logistics of traveling with children. Our first guide, Makiko, was a dream. She was full of personality and just fabulous. I wrote an excellent review. You can find her under Tokyo guides. When we arrived to our Ryokan, Hiroshi was there waiting. From the beginning, we didn’t find him to be very conversive. He didn’t ask us questions or really introduce himself. In fact, Hiroshi kept a 100 yard distance from us from the beginning. (We are from NYC and walk pretty quickly, but his pace was incredible!). ... read more

olivia Olivia Philippines ( Family )
2 weeks ago

“ According to my guests, he was okay. ”

According to my guests, he was okay


Dear Olivia I guided Mrs.M and Mr.B's family to one of the biggest whisky makers in Japan to Yamazaki district in Osaka pref. They enjoyed tasting of a tiny cup (25 ml)of the highest-quality of whisky, and next they headed for Nara. They got really excited when they were feeding crackers to many deer roaming around freely in the vast Deer Park. Best regards Hiroshi Y.

ALI ALI Oman ( Family with kids )
3 weeks ago

“ excellent trip to Kyoto with family ”

Hiroshi was very patient, honest and very good guide to show us around in Kyoto. We saw different shrines and gave us a lot of information about the history of the shrines/temples then took us for lunch and then to the market. I would sincerely recommend him to to anyone who needs a tour guide in Kyoto.


Dear Ali I say thank you for your great reviews on Aug 17,one day tour in Kyoto. You must be so surprised to find out that there are big difference in culture, behaviour and religion between the two countries. I am very glad that all of you and your famlly members showed respect for our culture and history and you also told me your country's culture and religoin. Best regards Sep.9 Hiroshi