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.
Hiroyuki guided my daughter and I for 2 days in Kyoto. I highly recommend him. He is very knowledgeable and helpful.
Dear Joseph, I appreciate your kind review on the tour with me. Although it was extremely hot two days, I am pleased that we were able to complete the tour without any troubles. I hope you visit Japan again in spring and autumn season when you can enjoy beautiful cherry blossoms and autumn leaves. Please give my best regards to Nicole. Best regards, Hiroyuki
Hiro-San is fantastic. He is very knowledgeable of Kyoto’s history and culture. He also did a great job in ensuring all of the wishes of different age travelers and personalities are met. He was very thoughtful to the children who were experiencing exhaustion due to the numerous steps and heat. Upon discovery of me leaving my phone on the bullet train, he went beyond the call of duty to take our family to a tech center to activate the phone in lost mode and called the rail station on our behalf. Hiro-San made our trip truly memorable. Thank you!
Dear Bonna, Thank you very much for leaving a kind review on the tour with me. I had a very pleasant day with you and your family over eastern part of Kyoto. I am also glad to know that your phone was returned to you safely. Please give my best regards to James,Kailey,Ellie,Thuy,Madison and Michael. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki
Thanks Hiro for a fantastic tour! We had so much fun seeing the sites with you as you made our experience such a lovey one. My 14 year old son said you were his best guide in Japan! You made getting around very easy and our time spent at the shrine, temple and castle with you was both educational and enjoyable. I recommend you for anyone coming to town who wants a professional and fun guide. Thanks again! And we love the photos you took of us. :)
Dear Jennifer, I appreciate your taking time to leave prompt and wonderful review on the tour with me. I enjoyed showing you around eastern part of Kyoto including Sanjusangendo, Fushimi Inari Shrine and Nijo Castle. I was also very much impressed with Manny's intelligence. I am sure that he is a very promising young guy. Please give my best regards to Arline and Manny. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Sincerely yours, Hiroyuki
Hiro-san was an amazing guide! We really enjoyed our day in Nara. He really went out of his way to provide us all with the best experience, which is not so easy to do when you are with a family of seven and all with different interests. We had never been to Nara before and only had a little idea of what was there, so he prepared a great itinerary for us with many interesting things to see, but still taking into account my family’s needs (some members were older and needed to go slower or find resting points). He was full of stories to tell and we learned so much about Japan from him. I can’t recommend him enough! :)
Dear Isadora, Thank you very much for your prompt and wonderful review on the tour over Nara with me. Although it was a short tour, I am pleased to know that the tour was satisfactory to you. I hope the tour with me was of any help to you understand something about Japan. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Please give my best regards to Mark, Margey, Connie, Chuchay, Pippa and Chiara. Best regards, Hiroyuki
Hiroyuki is knowledgeable and a very helpful and flexible guide to tour with. He has a wonderful sense of humor and it is clear that he enjoys sharing the treasures of his city.
Dear Luisa, Thank you very much for leaving a kind review on the tour with me. I hope you will enjoy cruising tour for the rest of your stay in Japan. Best regards, Hiroyuki