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$ 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 )

(150) Reviews
Hourly rate 18 USD Price up to 2 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 .

4.5 (150) Reviews
Very Good

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  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
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Reviews ( 150 )
Josephine Sandy Josephine Philippines ( Couple )
2 days ago

“ Simple Fun at Kyoto ”

Mr Hiro is a good guide. He adjusted the schedule and scope of the tour according to our needs. He did not rush us in each site. He lets us take as much photos we want. He also took us to a good affordable restaurant for lunch. It was just too bad that we were not able to see geishas at Gion district. He did not know that the shops were closed during Sundays. We could have gone to the Bamboo Grove instead of the Gion District. Mr. Hiroshi does not have much information to share regarding the sites but it was fine with us. Thank you for your service, Mr Hiro. We had a good time and your pictures of us are great! Thank you.


Dear Josephine Thank you for your compliment on Nov 11 tour in Kyoto. I apologize to you for bringing you to the Gion district where all of the Geiko-san houses closed on Sundays. In hindsight, I should show you Bamboo forest, instead of Gion district and Kawai -Kanjiro House. so sorry. Yours Nov 16 Hiroshi Y.

Ariel Ariel United States ( Friends )
4 days ago

“ Excellent tour of Kyoto must see sites ”

Hiroshi is an excellent tour guide, very friendly and knowledgeable with regards to the tour details. He has a great sense of humor and is willing to rework the tour based on group needs. I highly recommend Hiroshi and will book future Kyoto tours with him.


Dear Ariel Thank you Ariel for your great compliments of Nov 12 tour in Kyoto. I was glad that both you and your friend looked having an enjoyable day in Kyoto. Yours Nov 16 Hiroshi Y.

Therese Therese Australia ( Family )
4 days ago

“ One Day Tour of Kyoto ”

We had a great day touring 4 sites around Kyoto. Hiroshi was a great tour guide with a wealth of knowledge and a great sense of humour. My parents thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Thankyou very much!


Dear Therese I am grateful to you for your great reviews of one day tour in Kyoto. I am glad that not only you but also your parents had a pleasant day in Kyoto. Yours Nov 16 Hiroshi Y.

Kristy Kristy Singapore ( Couple )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ Enjoyable tour in Kyoto with Hiro ”

Spent 2 relaxing and enjoyable days with Hiro touring Kyoto with my husband. I mentioned to him the places we wanted to visit and he planned the itinerary very well and was organized. Very punctual on both days. Provided key information on all the attractions we visited and was very patient and friendly. Good photographer too as he helped myself and my husband to take several photos along the way. Overall, was a very enjoyable tour with Hiro!


Dear Kristy I say thank you for your great reviews of two days tour in Kyoto. I am glad that both of you had enjoyable days in Kyoto. Best regards Hiroshi Y.

Linda Linda United States ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ Great Guide ”

Two informative and fun days with Hiroshi in Kyoto, Nara and Osaka.


Dear Linda Thank you for your compliment. I also had a happy days while guiding such a knowledgeable person like you in Kyoto,Nara and Osaka. Best regards Hiroshi Y.