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Cities where can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Gifu , Mie , Kobe , Nagoya , Mount Koya , Takayama

Languages English ( License )

(5) Reviews
Hourly rate 27 USD
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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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Reviews ( 5 )

2 weeks ago |   by Teddy

“ hiroyuki -san is a very knowledgeable and helpful guide ”

our kyoto tour was ably organized by ********** helped us navigate thru the different transport means to get to the places in our itinerary. he made sure that days before we got to kyoto,he had already sent us a detailed itinerary to coverall the places that that wanted to visit. he has a cheerful disposition that made the 1day tour so much fun.i would definitely recommend those who plan to visit kyoto to get his services.

2 weeks ago |   by Joyce

“ White cherry blossoms ”

At my request for a customized tour, Hiro painstakingly took the time to engineer an agenda and was in contact with me in the planning stages. The beautiful weather added to the perfect day of aki no hanami. I also had fun eating, singing and just sharing in an informal manner. Thank you, Hiro, for a wonderful day! Hope to meet you again on another trip to Japan.

3 weeks ago |   by Don

“ Well balanced itinerary! ”

Hiroyuki was very well organized, with an itinerary that included a Buddhist temple, a Shinto Shrine, and the very busy "now" street called Dotombori. His English skills are excellent, and his knowledge of the subway stations was really amazing. His pace was adjusted for our jet lag, and he was flexible and willing to drop a market when we were too tired to walk anymore. We would highly recommend him as an excellent guide, and a wonderful ambassador for Japanese culture.

1 month ago |   by Shehnaz

“ Couldn't have had a better guide! ”

We had the most wonderful day in Kyoto with Hiroyuki. As a last minute decision, we reached out to him three days before our tour with him. He was extremely prompt and efficient in his response upon initial contact. I let him know what my husband and I wanted to see, and within hours, I had a spreadsheet detailing every step of our trip, including how we would be traveling, duration for each part (whether it be walking, bus, train or actual time at the site in question), along with any expenses we may incur. It was an extremely well-thought out itinerary and route. Hiro came to our hotel promptly at 8AM and was with us every step of the way. At each place we visited, he provided insight that we necessarily would not get from a board or audio guide and even had a full dossier of facts and illustrations that were relevant to places we visited. He even threw in a few smaller sites that he really was enthusiastic about showing us and was very forthcoming about taking our picture wherever we were. We even changed our itinerary a little towards the end and he was extremely accommodating. A whole week later after coming back, Hiro still continues to be in touch with us, providing us with anecdotes about our interests, which I absolutely love. Hiro is so pleasant and kept us smiling all day. Could not recommend him enough. Thank you so much!

1 month ago |   by Priyaka

“ Kyoto Tour ”

Amazing Kyoto tour. Saw everything in the city and learned about the history as well. Great for a one-day tour from Tokyo. Would highly recommend Hiro to anyone visiting Kyoto!