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$ 32 Hourly rate Price up to 6 people
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Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Gifu , Kobe , Aichi , Mie , Nagoya , Takayama , Mount Koya , Shirakawago

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(65) Reviews
Hourly rate 32 USD Price up to 6 people
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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.

Thank you.

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4.9 (65) Reviews
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The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

1 Person
Up to 6 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $32.20 $32.20 $9.20
4 Hours $128.80 $128.80 $36.80
8 Hours $257.60 $257.60 $73.60

* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 8 maximum

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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.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

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 ( 65 )
Georgiana Georgiana Germany ( Family )
2 days ago

“ Excellent guide ”

Hiroyuki has been an excellent guide. We booked him for our group in Kyoto. He has been very flexible and customized the itinerary for us, has been very prompt in helping us and provided an excellent service. Would recommend to anyone visiting Kyoto!


Dear Georgiana, I appreciate your such a prompt and wonderful review on me. I hope your client has enjoyed the tour with me. Please give my best regards to Yasmeen and Noor. I look forward to serving you on another occasion. Best regards, Hiroyuki

Hugh Hugh United States ( Couple )
3 weeks ago

“ A man who knows history well! ”

Mr Hiroyuki was a delightful companion, and a master of history. He knows Kyoto well, and we certainly got our money’s worth. He was also understanding of our age-related limitations, so happily made alterations to our original plans in order to accommodate those limitations. Because Hiroyuki was a last-minute stand-in for our original guide who became hospitalized, we were not sure what to expect. However, we have no doubt that Triplelights did their best to find a good replacement, and they succeeded.


Dear Hugh, I appreciate your such a rave comment on the tour with me. I had a very pleasant 3-days tour with you over Kyoto and Nara. In fact I was very much impressed with your deep insight into history and culture of Japan. I hope the tour with me will be of help to you understand the cultural differences between our countries. Please give my best regards to Lavender. Best regards, Hiroyuki

LEO LEO United States ( Couple )
3 weeks ago

“ Three day pre-cruise trip in Japan ”

We are a party of two on the pre-cruise trip for the Sea of Japan for six days. We had a privilege to have Hiro san as the guide with us for three days. Fifty-three emails exchanged before and during the trip. Minute to minute schedule daily with quick modification if needed. Day 1 Travel Hikari Shinkansen #461 from Tokyo to Himeji. Luggage traveled separately with Yamato shipping service. We have been picked up by Hiro san at Himeji Station exiting from the train car. A taxi trip to Himeji Castle with a complete tour in 1,5 hour. Back to the station for a local train to Nara for the combined journey of Todaiji Temple and Nara Park for 2 hours. Nara station for the local train line the to the Kyoto Station with the arrival to the hotel in Kyoto in 1,5 hour. Altogether entire trip in ... read more


Dear Leo, Thank you very much for taking time to leave such a detailed review on the tour with me. In fact, it was a very challenging tour for me, however I am pleased to know that it was satisfactory to you. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Please give my best regards to to Mila. Best regards, Hiroyuki

Jean Jacques Jean Canada ( Couple )
3 weeks ago

“ Organize, knowing, friendly, funny, profesional. ”

We had a great day and learned a lot about japanese culture. Thank you Mr Hiroyuki for this beautiful day and your kindness. Jean Jacques Dupuis et Lise Bégin Canada


Dear Jean, Thank you very much for rave review on the tour with me. Although it was a short trip, I also enjoyed talking with you and Lise. I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki

Kira Kira United States ( Family )
4 weeks ago

“ Kyoto & Nara ”

Hiroyuki was the perfect guide to Kyoto and Nara. He was very conscious of my grandmother's age (85yrs old), and what she was capable of accomplishing in a day - we actually did more than expected! We were very happy to have met and experience these areas with Hiroyuki. He was so kind and stayed with us until we departed back to Osaka even though we went longer than expected. We are forever appreciative of his hosting, and hope to be back again! Thank you so much Hiroyuki!


Dear Kira, I would like to thank you for your taking time to leave a wonderful review on the tour with me. I enjoyed talking with such a warm family like yours. Please give my best regards to Shirley,Pam,Kayla and Darryl. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki