|Cities||Kyoto , Nara|
|Languages||English ( License )|
|Hourly Rate||5.92 USD|
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 .
It was only a few short months ago that my family and I started planning a trip to Japan. Mind you we do not speak Japanese, had no experience travelling overseas, and would have two children in tow! I decided that it would be best to book a professional guide for at least one of our 10 days, and I cannot put in to words how grateful I am to have found Hiroshi! For our first day we booked a guided trip to Nara. Learning about this ancient capital through Hiroshi's questions was both enjoyable and enlightening. Hiroshi is not only a very knowledgeable man, but he is quite fun to listen to and his many years as a school teacher is apparent from the way he engaged our children. It would have been impossible to have had anything close to the same experience on our own. Hiroshi is also an expert navigator and was very helpful when it came to buying train tickets or figuring out when a taxi would save enough time to warrant the cost. He is also quick on his feet and knows how to get around the crowds. From planning the itinerary, to taking photos of the family, or finding my picky eater a great spot for lunch, to buying the girls crackers to feed the deer, Hiroshi was so much more than just a tour guide! Having him there to not just be our interpreter but to truly educate us about Japanese history and culture was an absolute gift. Arigatou gozaimasu Hiro!
Hiroshi-san is a knowledgeable man who taught us a lot during our trip to Nara. He played games with us in a fun quiz form which helped us to understand the culture better. He walked a lot with us and answers all our questions, and brought us to key sites of the area so that we wouldn't miss is as it was our first trip to Nara. At the end of the day, he helped me and my friends to reserve tickets for our train to Tokyo. We had a fun and amazing time with Hiroshi-san.
I don't normally write review but this time I feel compelled to write that I am glad that I asked Hiroshi to be our guide and to plan a trip for us outside Kyoto city. Our trip was to see Shirahige Shrine, Mt Hieizan, Enryakuji temple and several temple complexes in Mt Hiei. When we arrived, the temple complex was completely covered in snow, undeterred Hiroshi took us literally step by step to see each temple. The scenery was breathtakingly beautiful so we stopped frequently to take photos and Hiroshi was very kind to let us proceed at our own pace. Sometimes he used his Cannon camera to take photos for both of us. He is knowledgeable and enthusiastic in explaining the temples history, the purpose of different statues and symbols that we saw along the way. And this made our trip so much more interesting than just seeing another temple. Two days before our trip he emailed me to advise that we should bring our warm clothes as Kyoto was still cold and I was glad that I listened to his advice as it snowed when we were in the mountain. Thank you Hiroshi for a wonderful trip.
Hiroshi is a good and careful man who will go above what's expected to provide a good trip experience. He's very quick both of mind and body despite his age. The man really likes taking pictures, which he did for us and then sent many of them by mail to our house back in Vietnam. We would recommend him to whomever is interested.
Hiroshi was our guide in Kyoto & Nara for 2 days. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. He even took photos of us with his own camera free of charge. He made the tour fun & interesting by asking us questions in a quiz format throughout the tour and purchased chocolates for the winner of the quiz. He adapted the tour based on our interests and went out of his way to find things we were interested in or wanted to do. I highly recommend Hiroshi as a guide for his personal service and excellent attention to his clients.
Hiro has good English, excellent area knowledge. Will hire him again. Thanks Hiro for being our guide.
Spending a day with Hiro was the best way to get a good feel for Kyoto, plenty of sights to see and he knew them all! We thought we would only get to see a couple but the pace that he walks we got to see quite a few and he was happy to accomadate us. His knowledge and explainations of the sites made it interesting and educational, with the added bonus of Hiro being a keen photographer he captures all the good photos that you can't get in a selfie. Thank you for your time Hiro and thank you for drop boxing and mailing the photos.
We spent two lovely days in Kyoto with Hiro-san, he was a very helpful and considerate guide! Definitely bring your walking shoes as we packed in a lot of sites. Hiro-san was extremely helpful when our camera got lost on the train (before arriving in Kyoto, and we did get it back thank goodness!), communicating with the train stations, JR offices, etc., and he was very kind to let us use his camera in the meantime (sending the pictures via Dropbox). He was also very flexible around our dietary restrictions by finding places with vegetarian food. His background information around the sites definitely augmented the experience, as we wouldn't have known any of the history without him, his background as a school teacher shows! Thank you Hiro-san for your hospitality and a wonderful tour of Kyoto! ありがとうございました!
Thank you Hiroshi San for an amazing experience! We were able to see so much! Thanks for sharing your knowledge and making the day fun!
I did a private tour with Hiroshi and it was the best thing I could have done in the city. He helped me understand every shrine and temple and what to know about the meaning of everything. I also got to learn about the transportation and the following days utilized everything I learned from Hiroshi! Thank you!
Organised, professional, educational, friendly towards our children, he was mindful of costs of logistics and met all our tour requirements.
We hired Hiroshi for one day in Kyoto and another day in Kyoto and Nara in our honeymoon. He is a great and friendly person. Always smiling and wanting to please you. We recomend 100% hiring Hiroshi for your days in Kyoto!
Hiroshi was a great guide who took us out for the whole day and we got to see the sights we wanted to as we only had one day in kyoto. Having someone who knows the history and is able to give information on each place was great. Thank you.
Hiro was very accomodating and we really enjoyed our tour. The weather was not cooperating... (rained all day) but he was very good in pointing facts about thhe places we visited. He took our pictures too!
We a group of 9 paxs enjoyed very much being guided on a one full day trip in Kyoto by Mr Hiroshi. M r Hiroshi is a very friendly and personable guide.He is helpful and flexible too. A jovial person too. We would highly recommend his services to anyone who is looking for a guide in Kyoto. Thank you Mr Hiroshi
Great full day tour of Kyoto with Hiroshi as our guide. We got to visit all the attractions we wanted to see. His commentaries gave us a better understanding of Japan, its culture and history of the places visited. Hiroshi is a friendly and knowledgeable guide. He went above and beyond by taking our photos, printing and sending them to our home address overseas at no extra cost. We really enjoyed the tour, thanks again Hiroshi, you've treated us more like your friends, not just your customers and we really appreciate that. See you again when we're in Kyoto next time. Truly worth the money to take a private tour, for us this worked out to be about the same price as for seat-in-coach tour so we opted for the private tour guide as we could choose the sites I wanted to visit, when to stop, where to eat, etc. Highly recommended!
He is honest person and provides good introduction to the places that we visited. In addition, he lead us to nice food during our way. He knows where to take good photos and offered his guidance on how to go around Osaka on my own. My family are grateful for his time with us. Thanks Ricky Singapore
This was the first time we used the services of a guide so we were not too sure what to expect. On meeting Hiroshi (at our hotel) he was friendly and an instantly likeable person. We knew then we would enjoy the day. We saw more of Kyoto than we could have seen by ourselves in a day, and learnt more about Japanese culture and customs. Spoken English was good. From our perspective, it was great to have someone else lead the way and show and explain things to us. The photos he took for us with his camera were great. ( Just make sure you have a dropbox, cloud location or laptop so he can give you the photos)
We spent 2 days with our tour guide Hiroshi. Our tour covered Osaka , Kyoto and Nara! It was so nice having someone with us to help us navigate through these places. Hiroshi was very knowledgable and was helped us understand what we were seeing. Plus he was always eager to take pictures of us, which is nice since we are very rarely in vacation photos . Hiroshi recommended a great place to eat and even helped us order some delicious Japanese food. She explained everything and made sure all questions were answered. He also gave reward to those who answered his mystery questions. Again, Hiroshi did a great job we highly recommend him as your guide! We enjoyed every minute of our tours!!! Cheers to triplelights and especially to our guide Hiroshi! Arigatou gozaimasu!
We enjoyed 3 tours with Hiro-San and he did not disappoint. He is so kind, and accommodating for each person in the group. He offered to pick up and drop off, teaching our group how to take public transport, and giving great suggestions. As a retired school teacher, Hiro-San knew the history of each place we visited. He was happy to answer any questions and showed great care to know the correct answers. Very punctual, flexible, and organized. In addition to being such a wonderful guide, he was very flexible and pleasant to spend the day with. Hiro is such a great guy, a humanist, and respectable fellow. He will teach you about the Japanese values that we should all try to learn. Lastly, his guide fee is way too low for what he offers. Hiro-San should charge much more, and I would be happy to compensate him for his every effort. Choose Hiro-San for your visit to Kyoto, Nata, and Hiroshima. You will be glad you did. I don't think there is a better, more peaceful, and knowledgeable guide in all of Japan. Thank you Hiro!! We loved all three tours!!
If you want a packed, full day experience in Kyoto, Hiroshi is a great guide to bring you from one tourist destination to another. He is also very knowledgeable of each site, being able to give interesting facts that would make you appreciate each place better. He also has a good command of English. Just make sure to wear very comfortable walking shoes as Hiroshi can really get you going to as many as 5-6 places in one day.
Hiro is a fantastic tour guide! I spent two days with him in Kyoto and he did a great job navigating around the city to the historic sites in the area and providing the background and context for each temple, shrine, and monument. If you are looking for an easy-going, professional, knowledgeable, and English-speaking tour guide, Hiro is the right guide for you! I took an early bullet train from Tokyo on Saturday morning and in two days we saw: Fushimi Inari Shrine Mt.Arashiyama area Bamboo forest Kinkakuji-temple Nijyo-jyo castle Heian jingu-Shrine Ginkakuji or Silver pavilion Sanjyu-sangendo-temple Kiyomizudera temple I am in Japan on a business trip and so had only one weekend to spend in Kyoto. Thanks to Hiro, my sightseeing trip was exceptionally easy and memorable. I would recommend his services to anyone traveling to the area. BP
Hiroshi came on time and was so helpful and his English is good. We had a great time, has learned a lot and enjoyed so much the tour with Hiroshi. More power Mr Hiroshi!
I booked Hiroshi for a group of 6 to tour Kyoto for a day. We had a wonderful time. Hiroshi was knowledgeable, fun, and speaks very good English. I would highly recommend Hiroshi for a tour. His background as a teacher makes him fun to tour with.
From the start I knew I had to get Hiroshi as our tour guide. He was in touch with me the whole time and was very detailed with our itinerary, even our meeting point up to what he would be wearing. My Mom and I were very happy to have the tour with him. Not only was it very educational but so much fun as well (I particularly loved how he'd ask questions and even gave me a prize when I won in the end). The whole tour was very enjoyable for us and we got to learn a lot. He even went the extra mile by advising us about our itineraries for our next few days in Kyoto and Osaka! Most importantly, we gained a friend in Hiroshi which ultimately make us fall in love even more with Japan and its people. ARIGATOU GOZAIMASU and see you next time, Hiroshi!
My husband and I planned a one-day excursion to Kyoto and knew we'd need a guide to maximize our experience, so I pulled up TripleLights, saw this guide with a reasonable fee, and.... wow! we were so glad we did! He was funny, very knowledgeable, and so caring - he even squeezed in an extra stop because I had my heart set on seeing the bamboo grove too! If we hadn't told him we were comfortable with purchasing our own tickets back to Osaka, he would've walked us to the counter and translated for us there too. What an A++ guide! I already recommended to two people before actually getting to do this review. ひろしさん、ありがとうございます！
Mr. Hiro really amazed us with the Japanese responsible attitude. We are a family with a lot of questions towards the places we went especially on the history with why why why and he always answered our questions so patiently and with jokes (chocolate of course haha) and pop quiz throughout the 4 days tour in Kyoto, Nara and Osaka. Always asking our opinion on the lunch he brought us and he enjoys learning new mandarin words and pronunciation too haha! This is the first time we engaged with a local guide so I was asking plenty of questions before departing through Triplelights and Mr. Hiro is really a very patience guide to reply my every single doubt. Very good body Mr.Hiro have as he always walked energetic in front of us haha. Sorry for bring us to Umeda but we decide not to go up in the last minute. Also much thanks for rushing to get the last entry ticket into Todai-ji Temple before it closed at 5pm, just to let us have a look at the temple. It is really a worth visiting temple among all, so huge and grand. Amazingly built. Thanks for being the all time camera man, responsible guide and the good memories in Kansai area Mr. Hiro, hope we will have another chance to meet again in the near future! Such a fun and knowlegable trip, Take care! People out there, don't hesitate anymore when you are reading my review. Just book and enjoy the reasonable price tour with Mr.Hiro, you will not regret I promise. = ) PS : Really in love with Japan now Thanks with love, Irene & family 24 Oct 2016
Hiroshi is a very friendly and helpful person Was ready to answer all our requests and planned places Hiroshi has a good knowledge of the history and natur of the various sights we visited and helped us with our train tickets for our later plans.
We thoroughly enjoyed our highlights of Kyoto tour with Hiroshi. I wanted to experience Kyoto with an authentic, local guide rather than having my head down in my guidebook, and I am so glad we did. Hiroshi is a gentleman; knowledgeable, entertaining and funny. We struck lucky. The tour was a highlight of our trip to Japan - not only with the wonderful places we saw on the tour, but the character and experience of spending time with Hiroshi. I thoroughly recommend Hiroshi as a guide - you will not be disappointed. Hiroshi-san - it was a pleasure to meet you, and thank you for making the tour so great.
We had a great time with Mr.Hiroshi! He explained all the sites very well and even took our pictures so we wouldn't have to worry about that part, haha! Learned a lot about Kyoto from him. Highly recommended!
I was in Kyoto for work, and had a very short time for exploring. Hiroshi really helped me make the most of my time. He was ENERGETIC, flexible and entertaining. He was also willing to share himself, as well as facts about the place, which is an important way of learning about other cultures for me. I enjoyed sharing our appreciation for old movies and teaching. Arrigato!
Hiroshi-san is one of our best tour guide we've ever had (we've been using guide services whenever we travel overseas since 15 years ago). He's very attentive to our needs (we're a Muslim family and we have certain diets that we have to follow and prayer that we need to perform). He did an excellent job finding a Halal restaurant and a prayer room for us. His service was beyond our expectation. I would recommend him to anyone who's looking for a guide in Kyoto. Great job, Hiroshi-san! :)
Mr Hiroshi was an excellent guide. He explained many important details about the culture and history of Kyoto and Japan that was very informative. My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Mr Hiroshi was very nice and funny, an overall great experience having him as a guide. I would definitely recommend to my friends and family if they are in Japan. Thank you, Mr Hiroshi.
Mr. Hiroshi was an excellent guide who took care of the slightest details and was very well informed, explaining different Japanese cultures and traditions in addition to the detailed history of every location visited. He was calm and fun yet professional allowing us ample time to purchase souvenirs while on the tour. Lastly, Mr. Hiroshi made sure to finish the agreed schedule while accepting a last minute third individual from our party on the second day of the tour. A true gentleman and professional. I would definitely recommend Mr. Hiroshi to anyone and everyone who is considering travel to Kyoto.
Hiroshi san guided us for two days around Kyoto's main cultural and touristic sites. We were a family of six, the youngest 13 and oldest 78, with uneven physical strength. Nevertheless, Hiroshi san managed to keep us all together and adapt to different changes to the original plan. He was very proactive and took pictures of our family, which he kindly forwarded to us in digital format, as well as physically by sending us printed copies by airmail after we arrived home a couple of weeks later. Hiroshi san's English-speaking knowledges are above average. Thank you for the memorable support during those two days.
We had a very great time with Hiroshi as he is very friendly and helpful guide. Our first 2days of tour in Osaka and Koyasan was really enjoyable. It's easy to communicate with Hiroshi San. His fees are very reasonable and We would recommend his service to all. When we come back again next time we will definitely engage his service again.
Hiroshi is a great tour guide. One day tour in Kyoto was memorable, educational and fun with all the pop quizzes. It was an excellent tour. We visited quite a few wonderful places with an excellent tour guide. Hiro is a great guide, knowledgeable about the locations, full of interesting historical information, and has a great personality. Hope we didn't disappoint you, Hiro, with our little knowledge about Japan cultural heritage. Hiro was also very helpful by showing us the way to travel from Osaka to Tokyo by bullet train and made sure that we arrived to Tokyo safe and sound. What a great tour guide. Strongly recommended. Once again THANK YOU Mr. Hiroshi Yokoyama
Hiroshi is a great tour guide with a great sense of humor. We had enjoyed our trip to Nara very much. He knows a great deal about the Nara and shared with us many interesting aspect of Nara. Highly recommended!", "feedback": "Great service. Keep it up!
Hiroshi San was a very excellent tour guide. He was very informative and his extra quizzes and jokes gave life to the tour. We had booked 4 days with him for Kyoto, Osaka and Nara and we enjoyed all the 4 days. We also had a good time talking about each others countries and cultures. Even when we only have a little bit of time left he would always squeeze in that extra shrine or temple visit to make sure that we got the best of our tour time. Thank you Hiroshi San for the excellent tours on all 4 days.
Hiroshi is indeed a great tour guide! We requested for a customized full-day Kyoto tour and we definitely enjoyed every minute of it! Not only did we experience the many wonderful sites (I believe we were able to see 6 great sites in 1 day!) that Kyoto had to offer but also learned a lot from Hiroshi from his pop quizzes with matching chocolate prizes if you're answer is correct. :) This really made our trip not just very memorable and educational but also was a lot of fun! Hiroshi, thanks again for spending your day with us! And we are hoping to see you again in our next visit to Japan! :)
Hiroshi-San is excellent as a tour guide. He injected a lot of humor and story telling into our tour and we had enjoyed ourselves very much. He is full of vigor and zest and obviously takes a lot of pride in his work. The tour was organized brilliantly and we recommend his tour to anyone who wants to know about Kyoto in a snapshot.
As stated in my review right after our tour, we recommend Hiroshi to you. We took full day tours of both Nara and Kyoto with him. He was enthusiastic and the schoolteacher in him couldn't help but come out. Every now and then, there would be a pop quiz and if you got the answer correct, you would get an enthusiastic "Bingo!" Hiroshi was also very generous with his time, taking us to spots not included on our itinerary. Finally, his tours are a great bargain, perhaps the best deal in Kyoto and Nara!
Tricky as it is to choose a tour guide, we made a good choice with Hiroshi. Truth be told, we chose him because of two practical reasons: he was available on our tour dates and his rate is more affordable than others. We were a bit apprehensive because he seemed stuffy and uptight on his video. Our impression when we first met him was that he seemed bit formal, even stuck-up. But after two days with Hiroshi, we realized how wrong we were. We got to know him as a really fun, interesting and caring guide. We were travelling with my parents who are in their 70’s so understandably, we cannot rush or walk lengthy stretches. Thankfully, Hiroshi set us in a leisurely pace, allowing my parents to take their time. He made rest stops for them every now and then. Even if we missed out on half of our itinerary, he chose to take us to places that amazed us. He gave us the inside story of each site through little “quizzes” with corresponding matcha chocs for rewards. This made the trip fun for all, especially my 9-year old son. Sometimes, we catch him second-guessing himself while we journeyed between places. Maybe it is just his way of coaching us how to use the Japanese public transport. Even with the language barrier, we found Hiroshi to be a sincere person with a good sense of humour, quite fun to be with.
We had the large Kyoto tour with Hiro-Sensei, it was an excellent tour, we saw so many wonderful places in Kyoto, and all this with a very good guide. He gave us a lot of information, i won the chocolate price twice (yeahh). The next time we will come back to Japan, we will book a tour with Hiro again and you should do this too.
Hiroshi is a very enthusiastic and energetic tour guide. His love of teaching (formerly a school teacher) is apparent. He is perhaps the best value for your money in Kyoto and Nara!
We spent 2 very good days with Hiroshi in Kyoto and Nara. He is very organized and professional. The third day we did not book with him but he was very kind to write a list ( in English and Japanese ) of the places we should go by ourselves and how to get to the places.
Hiroshi was a delight to spend the day with. He is clearly knowledgable about the ancient history of Kyoto, but also the modern and present day. It was obvious that he is a school teacher as he is highly organised and exclaims "bingo!" if you answer his quiz questions correctly. He tailored our trip to suit our needs perfectly, we would recommend choosing Hiroshi as a tour guide.
Had a nice time with Horoshi,
May 2016...Our tour with Hiroshi in Kyoto was amazing. I was hesitant before finding Triple Lights that the language barrier would prevent us from fully enjoying Kyoto. I requested a tour through Triple Lights and they assigned Hiro to us. He speaks English and as a retired school teacher, is very knowledgable about the area. He was born and raised there. The tour took several hours (happily longer than I was expecting) and he put together the perfect itinerary. He suggested a route that included using the subway, walking and a taxi. He paid for his own subway, but asked that we cover the cost of the taxi....which we readily did. Be ready to walk with a purpose....he can zoom out! Meeting him was a breeze at the tourist information office at Kyoto station. Jeff and John - Washington DC.
Hiroshi-san was an excellent guide. The four must see tourist sites are indeed very unique and amazing in their own ways. Two of them are all UNESCO heritage sites IE Kiyomizudera Temple and Nijojo castle. The Fushimi Inari Shrine and the Sanjusangen-do temple, although are not on Unesco world heritage list, are definitely must see places. It is great to have Hiroshi-San as a guide. He was able to share lots of interesting information about the sites visited - making the sites even more engaging. He is a very humble and helpful guide. Highly recommend his service for those visiting Kyoto and have only 1-day to see it. We also had a day at Nara with Hiroshi-San. Another great day trip with him.
It was a very pleasant journey with Hiroshi. He is very knowledgeable about Kyoto's history and told us several interesting stories throughout the journey. The stories really enriched our experience. Hiroshi is also very patient with us. Carrying a 10-month baby meant that we had to make frequent stops to care for the baby, Hiroshi was very patient and even helped us to carry the baby pram. Overall, a very pleasant and enriching experience. =D
I have booked for 5 days tour with Mr. Hiroshi. We visited Kyoto, Nara and Osaka. The most important thing I appreciated about his extra help us to find our apartment. The way he arrange the tour also excellent. I would like to thank him all his help in making our trip memorable and worthwhile. I would recommend Mr. Hiroshi as your tour guide in Kyoto. once again THANK YOU Mr. Hiroshi.
Hiro was very accommodating and my son and I at our hotel instead of the train station. He showed us the planned sights as expected and we covered a lot of area. It was a difficult touring day because it rained hard the entire day. But we still enjoyed the tour and his companionship.
Hiroshi was an excellent guide for us. He was well educated and explained the various temples and other sights in such a way as to make each location come alive with the history and its people. Kyoto is a large city but Hiroshi helped us navigate it easily using both bus and taxi as a means of negotiating large distances as expediently as possible. I would certainly recommend Hiroshi to anyone seeking an interesting tour of Kyoto which included a full day of historical sights as well as a grand ethnic dinner and a brief theater piece exploring the culture of Japan . BW
Vibrant tour with lots of information. Hiroshi is very friendly and had the day well planned out. We lucked out with great weather and were able to see all of the attractions we planned including a delicious stop for lunch. Hiroshi is organized and quick to communicate by email during the planning stage. He arrived at our hotel promptly as agreed and explained what we would do throughout the day.
Hiroshi was our tour guide for the city of Nara. Our experience with him was nothing but the very best starting from first email communication with him to the actual tour day. He was kind enough to meet us at the hotel, saving us from morning rush with kids. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with him, he was knowledgeable, pleasant, kept us entertained with his great sense of humor. He treated us as if we were his own guests rather than tourists, took our family pictures with his professional camera which, I thought, was very thoughtful. He even paid our cab driver when driver was reluctant to accept our bigger bill and didn't even mention it till the very end when we brought the subject again. His English was sometimes a little hard to understand but that was the case with all three tour guides that we had during our stay. His personality definitely sets him apart and I will highly recommend him.
Hiro was a great guide, personable and knowledgeable about the locations we visited and full of lots of interesting historical information. It was an action-packed 71/2 hour tour and I feel like we only scratched the surface exploring this amazing city. He really helped to make the most of my short stay in Kyoto.
Hiroshi was our guide for a day tour of Kyoto during a quick two day trip. Because we were staying in the downtown area and the only guests on the tour for the day, Hiroshi was nice enough to meet us at our hotel rather than at the train station. Before heading out, he went over the plan quickly in terms of walking and transportation to the various sites. He was very well prepared and knew where we were going at all times. He was knowledgable about the sites visited and was able to point out some fun facts. Hiroshi spoke English well, but we had a few moments where we had weren't sure what he said because of the pronunciation. However, English isn't his first language, so it was reasonable. There are so many sites in Kyoto that we appreciated the planned tour and not having to figure out which sites to visit and how to get there, especially for our short visit. Thanks Hiroshi!