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.
We had a very interesting and fun day with Hiroshi. His past experience as a schoolteacher makes him an excellent guide, as he was very knowledgeable about all the sites and areas he showed us. Among the memorable places we visited with him was Fushimi Inari Shrine with its thousands of torii gates, the Golden Pavilion of Kinkajuji, and to Gion to catch a glimpse of geisha. He has an excellent sense of humor and took many pictures of us at the various attractions, which we look forward to receiving. Thank you for an excellent day!
My husband and I had an excellent 1-day tour. We saw many of the top sights in Kyoto and each was explained in detail. We are experienced travelers and have hired many guides and Hiroshi would be one of the best. He answered our questions and would seek answers if he didn’t know. When we expressed interest in art, he took us to a famous artist’s home which was a highlight of the day. Hiroshi is knowledgeable, funny, friendly, very helpful, reliable, and entertaining. He also speaks excellent English and is super energetic.
Hiroshi is a wonderful guide! His services was excellent starting with communications before, during and after the tour! It was really worth it. He did a fantastic job showing us the sites and taking pictures too! The day was really packed and we did a lot of walking. So be prepared with comfortable shoes! Hiroshi seemed to have so much energy left at the end of the day, while we were spent! I highly recommend Hiroshi if you’re looking for a guide in Kyoto!
Hiro is a very good tour guide. We had a great time :)
Lovely man, kind and friendly. Took pictures of us at every site.