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.
Hiro was my guide in Osaka and Kyoto and It was a very good choice. First impressions as expected- very punctual and well organised. He made at sure on all days to send me a schedule of planned activities took the time to review with me to ensure I was happy. He also was very flexible and accommodated all changes I needed. Hiro took very good care of me, especially on kyoto where we spent the most time. He was a courteous and fun guide showing me the best of kyoto and ensured I saw sights tgat I hadn't specifically requested. A day in Nara was a highlight as was visiting Arashiyama, and the Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine. Even on side trips that I took by myself Hiro made sure to write down a schedule of train times and maps of how to get around. He's a great guide and also sings ver... read more
Dear Derin, I appreciate your favorable comments on the tour with me. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour. I hope the tour with me was of help to you understand the history and culture of Japan. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki
Hiroyuki has a very friendly way of explaining concepts and telling stories. His spoken English is excellent... I think better than mine! If you spend a day with him you can get better knowledge, deeper understanding of what you see but also a lot of fun. I do regret not having spent more days with Hiroyuki in the beautiful Nara.
Dear Lucia, I appreciate your very favorable comment on me. I am deeply impressed with your insight into history, culture and several aspects of Japan. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your days in Japan. I look forward to seeing again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki
Very efficient, knowledgeable and funny! Hiroyuki not only assisted us before we arrived in Japan; he was also exceptionally accommodating and patient in taking us to Nomura Tailors so that I could buy fabric. He is still assisting us after the tour! We highly recommend Hiroyuki. We look forward to making contact with him again when we come back to Japan. Thank you Hirojuki for your patience and allowing me time for ‘inspiration’ on the tour.
Dear Debbie, I appreciate your favorable comment on me. I am the one who was inspired by you especially about the relationship between wife and husband. I also learned a lot about your life in your country. I hope you will visit Japan again and look forward to serving you in the near future. Please give my best regards to Chris. Best regards, Hiroyuki
What can i say about our tour guide Hiro. Except he was our hero. We were on a cruise ship which visited osaka and Kobe over 2 days. Hiro met us at both ports and took us to all the places i had asked before our tour and more. We had a large range of ages from 77 to 14 and he was fabulous with all of us. We nicknamed him google as every question my teenage son asked him about the city we were visiting he had the answer. I would not hesitate to recommend Hiro to be your tour guide. You will not be sorry. Best guide we have ever had. Thanks Hiro for 2 fantastic days in Japan. Xx
Dear Nicole, I appreciate your fabulous comment on the tour with me. We suffered very heavy rain,very strong typhoon and severe earthquake since your trip in July.Japan is disastrous country, however that made Japan strong and resilient country since ancient times. We always welcome your visit again and again. Best regards, Hiroyuki
My guests are happy with Hiroyuki. He is a good guide and my clients are very happy with him. He's flexible, courteous .
Dear Olivia, I appreciate your favorable comments on me. Please give my best regards to your clients. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui