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$ 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 )

(218) Reviews
Hourly rate 19 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 (218) Reviews
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The tour covers 4 must-see sites in Kyoto

(218) 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 $ 66 per person

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

(218) 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 $ 131

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

(218) 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 $ 66 per person

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

(218) 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 $ 66 per person

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

(218) 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 $ 66 per person

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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.

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Will there be other tourists in my tour?

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Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

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I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

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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 ( 218 )
Sarah Sarah United States ( Couple )
5 hours ago

“ Great experience! ”

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.

Krister Krister Japan
4 days ago

“ Day tour Hiro-san ”

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.

Suresh & Christine Suresh Australia ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ Entertaining and a font of knowledge ”

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.

Carol Carol Japan ( Couple )
2 weeks ago

“ Highly recommended! ”

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!

Dawnyll Dawnyll United States ( Couple )
3 weeks ago

“ Best guide EVER ”

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!