Hi,I'm Hiroyuki Fukui. Please call me Hiro.
I'm a government certified guide interpreter.
I'm originally from Gifu Prefecture located in Central Japan and have lived in Nara city for more than twenty years.
I used to be a civil engineer working for a construction company and experienced overseas projects mainly in South Pacific region for about nine years.
During my stay abroad, I had an opportunity to look Japan from outside and realized the beauty of Japan from different point of view.
Now I retired from the company and I'm guiding foreign visitors mainly over Kansai district including Nara, Kyoto and Osaka to help them know more about the history, the culture and the people of Japan.
I'm looking forward to serving you soon.
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 6 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 8 maximum
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.
Absolutely loved our day with Hiro. Excellent English and a warm nature made our day. Hiro never seemed to tire of our many questions and had an extensive knowledge of the ancient sites . Finished the day with a toy museum to our daughter’s delight. He also will send us the photos he took. I highly recommend his services. Regards Ian,Lisa &Ian
Dear Ian, I appreciate your prompt and very favorable review on the tour with me over Nara. I am pleased to hear that the tour was satisfactory to you. I hope the tour with me was of some help to you understand the culture and history of Japan. I look forward to serving you again in the near future. Please give my best regards to Lisa and Emma. Best Regards, Hiroyuki Fukui
Hiro was a great tour guide. He picked us up from our hotel and dropped us back even though it took him additional time. He updated the tour itinerary to include the best possible places we could cover in the allotted time, explained about the history using literature he had brought with him and was very flexible. We did not feel hurried at any time and it was a good intro tour to Kyoto.
Dear Chitra, It is a great pleasure to have a wonderful review on the tour with me over Kyoto. I am glad to here that the tour was satisfactory to you. I look forward to serving you again in the near future. Please give my best regards to Anand,Nitya and Naviya. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui
Excellent prep Terrific driver Thoughtful enjoyable guide
Dear Jerry, I appreciate your five star review on the tour with me over Nara. Although it was a very chilly day, I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui
Hiro is highly recommended. He takes time to explain the history of the places in Osaka we went to. We had a nice meal together and exchanged ideas and stories. My son liked to play with him. Hiro was like a friend who knows the place well.
Dear Melvin, Thank you very much for leaving a very favorable review on the tour with me. I also had a very pleasant time with you, Wyse and Liam. I hope you will enjoy the rest of the trip in Japan and look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui
Hiroyuki (Hiro) made our trip to Takayama and Shirakawago an amazing experience that we simply could not have done on our own. We only had a half day each day due to our train schedule and he worked the itinerary perfectly and with an easy going flexibility to allow us to take the pictures and shop as we needed. Prior to the trip, he made us most comfortable with communication and planning that gave us the sense we were in good hands. No doubt, we would use Hiro again on our next trip to Japan! Thank you Hiro for a great and thoughtful experience!
Dear Phil, I am very much pleased to hear that you have enjoyed the tour with me over Takayama and Shirakawago. Although autumn color season was over there, I hope you got pictures of scenic beauty of the old towns. Spending comfortable days with nice couple in beautiful town made me refreshing. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Please give my best regards to Patty. Best regards, Hiroyuki