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-san was very friendly and was happy and eager to answer our questions relating to the tour and Japan in general. His tours have been an absolute highlight of our stay in Japan and we will be sure to book another if we are ever in the area again. We got to see many of the best attractions the city had to offer and eat some great food too!
Dear Laura, I appreciate your leaving five-star rated review on the tour with me. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me. It was also very honorable for me to attend your honeymoon tour on this occasion. I wish you a happy marriage with Chris and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Best regards, Hiroyuki
Very pleasant and professional and considerate - we have him for many days so please no more surveys until the end of our time with him - yr business if very helpful but these constant reviews intrusive in a busy holiday - I do not want to spend every day answering yr emails, please!
Dear Robyn, Thank you very much for taking time to leave such a prompt review on me. I am looking forward to the tours with you from now on. Best regards, Hiroyuki
My son and I had a delightful day with Hiro-san as our guide in Kyoto. We had requested the Sagano Bamboo Forest, the Saihoji Temple (moss garden), and the Katsura Imperial Villa--the last two requiring applications--and Hiro-san pulled all of them into our itinerary plus the Togetsu Bridge, lunch at a Japanese restaurant, and a visit to the Nishiki Market (which we requested at the last minute). Hiro-san is a knowledgable, personable, patient and organized guide with a great command of English. We enjoyed bantering with him about all kinds of issues--culture, history, lifestyles, etc. Hiro-san was a great sport about it all, and we enjoyed the tour and our time with him very much. We highly recommend Hiro-san for customized tours.
Dear Carol san, I appreciate your leaving rave review on the tour with me over Kyoto. I had a very pleasant time with you and Keith. I shall be happy if the tour with me would be of help to Keith understand the matters in Japan. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki
Hiro was super fun. Took us to amazing places in Kyoto, great restaurants and had great knowledge about local culture. Hiro watch out for the deers ;) Thanks for the wonderful time!
Dear Daniel, I appreciate your taking time to leave such a rave review on 3-day tour with me over Kyoto and Nara. I am the one who enjoyed the pleasant days with you. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki
Absolutely loved our day with Hiro. Excellent English and a warm nature made our day. Hiro never seemed to tire of our many questions and had an extensive knowledge of the ancient sites . Finished the day with a toy museum to our daughter’s delight. He also will send us the photos he took. I highly recommend his services. Regards Ian,Lisa &Ian
Dear Ian, I appreciate your prompt and very favorable review on the tour with me over Nara. I am pleased to hear that the tour was satisfactory to you. I hope the tour with me was of some help to you understand the culture and history of Japan. I look forward to serving you again in the near future. Please give my best regards to Lisa and Emma. Best Regards, Hiroyuki Fukui