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Hiroshi

Licensed Guide
  (227) Reviews
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US$ 19 Hourly rate Price up to 2 people
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Last updated: 4 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Nara

Languages English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )

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(227) Reviews
Hourly rate 19 USD Price up to 2 people
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About

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 .

4.5 (227) Reviews
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Private Tours

The tour covers 4 must-see sites in Kyoto

(227) Reviews
by Hiroshi
This tour covers 4 must-see sightseeing spots in Kyoto. Firstly, we visit Fushimi Inari Shrine. If you walk through in the countless Trii-gates in the l...
8h US$ 65 per person

Let's enjoy walking around the ancient city called Heijyokyo...

(227) Reviews
by Hiroshi
Nara is the most ancient city in Japan. You can see one of the most biggest images of Buddha in Japan called"Daibutu-san", and You also see many deer roa...
8h US$ 65 per person

Kiyomizudera(Kiyomizu Temple) and kawai kannjirou Memorial h...

(227) Reviews
by Hiroshi
This tour covers one of the most popular temples in Kyoto Kiyomizudera and walking around Kiyomuzu area and Shitijyo area including Sanjyusangendo temple...
8h US$ 65 per person

This tour covers 3 must-see scenic spots in Kyoto. Fushimi I...

(227) Reviews
by Hiroshi
Fushimi-Inari shrine , where there are more than 10,000 Torii-gates or Shinto holy gates on the hillside of Mt,Fushimi. If you walk through the tunnel of ...
8h US$ 65 per person

Kyoto's most popular sightseeing spots tour and enjoy a vari...

(227) Reviews
by Hiroshi
This tour covers 3 must-see sites and Nishiki Market. You can experience the most renownd sites such as the Golden Pavilion, the rockGarden at Ryo-anji Te...
8h US$ 130

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.

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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 ( 227 )
David David Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Kyoto Tour ”

We had a really great day with Yoshi visiting a number of sights around Kyoto. He was extremely knowledgeable and seemed to have answers for all our questions. He has a genuine warmth and a real sense of pride in his cultural traditions. It was certainly very insightful in terms of learning a lot more about Japanese culture and traditions. Also Yoshi sets a cracking pace to ensure you can cover as much as possible in a day , my 2 teenagers struggled to keep up with him! I would certainly recommend Yoshi to anyone looking to make use of covering the major attractions of Kyoto in a day, you wont be disappointed. He even helped me find a replacement set of reading glasses after i had left mine on the plane to Japan.

Beth Beth United States ( Family with kids )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ Very very fast paced guide ”

We used Hiro for one day in Kyoto. He was very knowledgeable about the temples that he took us to and spoke English well. The only issue we had is that he was WAY too fast paced for my family. He had an itinerary and there was no deviation from his time table or what he had planned. He was often way ahead of us and we had a hard time keeping up. My son wasn’t feeling well and could not keep up with the pace. My son and I ended up leaving the tour early and my daughter and husband stayed with Hiro the rest of the day. I still would recommend him, but you should tell him up front your expectations.

Hiroshi:

Dear Beth Thank you Beth for your compliment on Dec 25 tour in Kyoto. I always take care of time shedule of the tour and I walk on so fast without caring for my guests. Sorry, I made a mistake. I should walk more slowly than usual on that day because your son was not in good condition. Best regards Jan 10 Hiroshi Y.

Ray Ray Australia ( Family )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ First day in Kyoto ”

Hiro is very well organised and his first day choice of locations was excellent. It was a productive and educational day.

Baby Baby United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Friendly and Funny ”

We took a one day Kyoto tour with Hiroshi-san. He is very friendly and my son liked him very much. Hiroshi-san taught us many interesting things about Japanese culture and lifestyle. In between he was quizzing us and gave us a gift as promised at the end of the day for the winner !!!. He took a lot of photos for us, and they all are awesome. He also helped me in getting my tickets for Sagano scenic train. Thank you Hiroshi-san, it was very nice meeting you and spending a day with you.

Hiroshi:

Dear Baby I am grateful to you for your great reviews on Dec 6 one day tour in Kyoto. I was delighted to see that both of you showed us great respect and sense of wonder to Golden pavilion temple and Fushimi-Inai Shrine and Kiyomizudera temple as well. Best regards Dec 22 Hiroshi Y.

Cathy Cathy United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Hiro was our hero ”

We had a wonderful day touring with Hiro. He was knowledgeable, pleasant and entertaining. We covered a lot of ground but didn’t feel rushed. I recommend him highly but do advise any future groups to practice fast walking to keep up with him!

Hiroshi:

Dear Cathy Thank you Cathy for your great review of the Dec12,one day tour in Kyoto. You must be feeling like walking in the forest of Buddha when you entered into Sanjyu-sangendo temple and all of you enjoyed watching over beautiful Gardens in Koudaiji-temple, even though autumn leaves season has gone. I was relieved to see that you were able to encounter with a Maiko-san walking in the street in Gion. Best regards Dec 24 Hiroshi Y.