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.
Mr Hiroyuki is patience and the journey was well planned and not in a rush. He shared the culture and history for each place of interest which things we definitely will not know of. We enjoyed our day tour with him and will look for him again if we are going to different parts of Japan.
Dear Lindy, I appreciate your prompt and high-rated review on the tour with me over Kyoto yesterday. I was very much impressed with your interest about the culture and history of Japan. It was such a coincidence to meet with your relatives from Singapore at Bamboo Forest. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future and wish you enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. Please give my best regards to Dervick and Ryan. Best regards, Hiroyuki
Guide knowledge is great . Familiar with the tour package he offers
Dear Sonya, Thank you very much for leaving a wonderful review on the tour with me. I enjoyed talking with you and guiding you over Kyoto. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki
Hiro is remarkable tour guide. He is organized, flexible, and full of enthusiasm. We enjoyed visiting all the lovely sites and having a sumptuous lunch at an authentic Japanese restaurant. Thank you Hiro for making my family trip worthwhile! It was definitely one for the books. All the best!
Dear Abigail, I am glad to have your wonderful review on the tour with me. I am also very much pleased to see you enjoying taking pictures of your family with wearing kimono at the Osaka Museum of Living and Housing. It was definitely photo session of beautiful models. Please give my best regards to Ruel,Nomi,Joshua,Nando and Lorna. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki
Hiroyuki is simply the best guide we ever met. Carefully prepared, he provided us with a detailed itinerary of our trip together with transportation options, ticket prices and estimated time. We were very impressed by how knowledgeable Hiro was: he kept providing interesting insights, stories and legends. His English is very good and he has a great sense of humour! Unfortunately it was our last day in Kyoto: if it weren't, we would very much consider doing another perfect trip with Hiro!
Dear Pola, Thank you very much for a word of praise given to me. I am the one who was impressed with you and your friends's interest about and insight into the culture and the history of Japan. I hope the tour with me will be of help to you understand something about Japan and Japanese people. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Please give my best regards to Celina,Ola,Alex,Konrad and Wojciech. Best regards, Hiroyuki
I reached out to Hiroyuki-San months ago and he prepared a detailed by the minute itinerary with bus routes, walking times and schedule. A few days prior to the trip, I requested a few changes and he quickly provided the revised itinerary. Less than 24 hours prior I decided on a different lunch spot and Hiroyuki was ultra flexible is making the amendments. His schedule was transparent that it had all the admission costs and the bus fares so we were well prepared on the expected additional costs, whether or not it was with exact change or whether a bus pass was needed. The trip was well planned, good pace and we didn’t feel rushed. During the trip the weather looked gloomy and Hiroyuki San quickly pulled out the weather forecast like a meteorologist and advised us that the drizzle shall pas... read more
Dear Mei, I very much appreciate your prompt, detailed and five-star rated review on the tour with me. I really had a pleasant time with such a nice couple like you and Sherman yesterday in spite of a bit chilly day. I hope the tour will be of help understand something about Japan and Japanese people. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki