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 .
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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
This is the best way to get the most out of a trip to Kyoto! Hiro is an absolute pleasure to be around at the same time he gives you plenty of space (stands apart at train stations etc.) so that my husband and I still had privacy. He got us to locations quickly (we would have wasted lots of time figuring out all the connections) and most importantly had fascinating information that made the temples and shrines we visited come to life.
My wife and 3 year old boy were treated to a highlights tour of Kyoto, communication was prompt even if we book less than 24 hours before, Hiro-san was very knowledgeable and was prompt, he managed to accomodate our requests like changing the itinerary and changing our Shinkansen tickets. He also gave us options for transport and food. He was kind hearted and our son adored him.
My wife and I were so happy to have Hiroshi as a guide. We learnt so much. He knew so much detail. We had a really fun day.
Hiroshi was an awesome guide. He was very knowledgeable and made our tour really interesting. He went over and above - and helped us with taking photos and obtaining transport cards and our dietary allergies, and many other pieces of information which made travelling in Japan so much easier. It was a pleasure to spend the day with this wonderful man!
Hiroshi was AMAZING! We have used tour guides all over the world and Hiroshi was our FAVORITE hands down. He gives you the history and is so naturally funny that you laugh all day!