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Hiroyuki

Licensed Guide
(75) Reviews
$ 32 Hourly rate
Reviews ( 75 )
Shannon Shannon New Zealand ( Couple )
Excellent
1 day ago

“ Great day with Hiro ”

We had a great day in Kyoto with Hiro. He helped us plan a full day itinerary and was very accommodative to any changes. We actually went faster than his itinerary so we tagged on something extra at the end as well. He is very knowledgeable and fun to spend a day with and would highly recommend using his services! I am 6 months pregnant and he made sure I was ok the whole time. Very good!

Hiroyuki:

Dear Shannon, I appreciate your rave review on the tour with me. I had a very pleasant day with you and Steven over Kyoto. I hope you will enjoy watching the rugby game of New Zealand and South Africa. Please do not fight with Steven whichever the team wins. I wish you have a healthy baby soon. Best regards, Hiroyuki

Peter Peter Hungary ( Friends )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Precision with style - the perfect guide ”

My first surprise was his detailed schedule for my request (one day Kyoto, one day Nara and one day Himeji). The program was even detailed for the minute (seriously!), which precision is - as he later explained - coming from his past as a civil engineer. However whenever we requested some change on the way, he was helpful, flexible and kind. Regarding the visits to the shrines, temples and other sites, he was well prepared, ready to answer to our - sometimes only tangentially related - questions. We enjoyed every moment with him, learned much more than history of the sites - present customs, everyday life in Japan, etc. Along our way he found the time to offer us restaurants (even making reservation), helped to successfully reclaim the mobile phone left on Hikari shinkasen, helped to c... read more

Hiroyuki:

Dear Peter, I appreciate your very detailed and rave review on the tour with me. I had felt relieved to know that your left iPhone on the Shinkansen was restored next day of the tour. I have enjoyed cross cultural talking with you through the three day tour with you. Japan has abundant beautiful spots and unique culture. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Please give my best regards to Zoltan, Joseph and Ferenc. Best regards, Hiroyuki

Joseph Joseph United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Hiroyuki is a great guide ”

Hiroyuki guided my daughter and I for 2 days in Kyoto. I highly recommend him. He is very knowledgeable and helpful.

Hiroyuki:

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

Kol Kol United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Kyoto - historical tour of shrines and temples ”

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!

Hiroyuki:

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

Jennifer Jennifer Japan ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Fantastic Tour! ”

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. :)

Hiroyuki:

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

Isadora Isadora United Kingdom ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ One of the best guides I’ve ever met! ”

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! :)

Hiroyuki:

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

LuIsa LuIsa United States ( Couple )
Very Good
3 months ago

“ Delightful Day in Nara ”

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.

Hiroyuki:

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

kevin Kevin United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ An Incredible Day in Osaka!! ”

Hiro was awesome and did an excellent job with our family!!! I had been to Japan previously but it was a first for my family. He was extremely helpful in customizing a plan for us on things we were interested in and kept in communication with us the entire time prior to our arrival. He was flexible, patient and very knowledgeable on all the subject matter we saw, both historical and cultural. We were coming from Kyoto for the day and he even helped us with the correct trains to take to meet him in Osaka and he also made sure were on the correct trains back to Kyoto. Reviewed many guides before picking Hiro and am very glad I made the right choice! Hiro is the best!

Hiroyuki:

Dear Kevin, It is very honorable for me to have a wonderful review on the tour with me. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed the tour over Osaka. I also had a very pleasant time with your family. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Please give my best regards to Nancy, Chris, Leanne, Harper and Alex. Best regards, Hiroyuki

Yadanar Yadanar Australia ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Excellent itinerary. ”

Hiroyuki was a wonderful and informative guide! He explained to us in detail about each location and communication was easy. Although the itinerary I chose contained lots of walking, every place we visited was worth the walk and we fit in a lot of Kyoto tourist sites for one day.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Yadanar, Words cannot describe how thankful I am for your kind review on the tour with me. I am pleased to know that the tour was satisfactory to you. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Please give my best regards to Andrew and Angie. Best regards, Hiroyuki

Jeffrey Jeffrey United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Fantastic Tour of Kyoto Area ”

Hiroyuki guided my 18-month old daughter, my wife, and I around the beautiful sites of Kyoto and Nara over 3 days. Hiroyuki was highly knowledgeable about the sites, and the tour days he planned were very efficient. Hiroyuki is most welcoming and gracious, and his passion for sharing information shines through in the meticulous manner that he conducts tours. He goes above and beyond, and his tours were the highest quality we have experienced. I highly recommend trying to book a tour with Hiroyuki if you visit the Kyoto area.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Jeff, I appreciate your rave review on the tour with me. I enjoyed talking with you about the history and culture of Japan throughout the tour. Because of heavy rain, I had been worried about showing up of deer at Nara Park however they were waiting for you at the entrance to Todaiji Temple. I feel relieved to see Cora playing with deer cheerfully. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Please give my best regards to Miriam. Best regards, Hiroyuki

Georgiana Georgiana Germany ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Excellent guide ”

Hiroyuki has been an excellent guide. We booked him for our group in Kyoto. He has been very flexible and customized the itinerary for us, has been very prompt in helping us and provided an excellent service. Would recommend to anyone visiting Kyoto!

Hiroyuki:

Dear Georgiana, I appreciate your such a prompt and wonderful review on me. I hope your client has enjoyed the tour with me. Please give my best regards to Yasmeen and Noor. I look forward to serving you on another occasion. Best regards, Hiroyuki

Hugh Hugh United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ A man who knows history well! ”

Mr Hiroyuki was a delightful companion, and a master of history. He knows Kyoto well, and we certainly got our money’s worth. He was also understanding of our age-related limitations, so happily made alterations to our original plans in order to accommodate those limitations. Because Hiroyuki was a last-minute stand-in for our original guide who became hospitalized, we were not sure what to expect. However, we have no doubt that Triplelights did their best to find a good replacement, and they succeeded.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Hugh, I appreciate your such a rave comment on the tour with me. I had a very pleasant 3-days tour with you over Kyoto and Nara. In fact I was very much impressed with your deep insight into history and culture of Japan. I hope the tour with me will be of help to you understand the cultural differences between our countries. Please give my best regards to Lavender. Best regards, Hiroyuki

LEO LEO United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Three day pre-cruise trip in Japan ”

We are a party of two on the pre-cruise trip for the Sea of Japan for six days. We had a privilege to have Hiro san as the guide with us for three days. Fifty-three emails exchanged before and during the trip. Minute to minute schedule daily with quick modification if needed. Day 1 Travel Hikari Shinkansen #461 from Tokyo to Himeji. Luggage traveled separately with Yamato shipping service. We have been picked up by Hiro san at Himeji Station exiting from the train car. A taxi trip to Himeji Castle with a complete tour in 1,5 hour. Back to the station for a local train to Nara for the combined journey of Todaiji Temple and Nara Park for 2 hours. Nara station for the local train line the to the Kyoto Station with the arrival to the hotel in Kyoto in 1,5 hour. Altogether entire trip in ... read more

Hiroyuki:

Dear Leo, Thank you very much for taking time to leave such a detailed review on the tour with me. In fact, it was a very challenging tour for me, however I am pleased to know that it was satisfactory to you. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Please give my best regards to to Mila. Best regards, Hiroyuki

Jean Jacques Jean Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Organize, knowing, friendly, funny, profesional. ”

We had a great day and learned a lot about japanese culture. Thank you Mr Hiroyuki for this beautiful day and your kindness. Jean Jacques Dupuis et Lise Bégin Canada

Hiroyuki:

Dear Jean, Thank you very much for rave review on the tour with me. Although it was a short trip, I also enjoyed talking with you and Lise. I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki

Kira Kira United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Kyoto & Nara ”

Hiroyuki was the perfect guide to Kyoto and Nara. He was very conscious of my grandmother's age (85yrs old), and what she was capable of accomplishing in a day - we actually did more than expected! We were very happy to have met and experience these areas with Hiroyuki. He was so kind and stayed with us until we departed back to Osaka even though we went longer than expected. We are forever appreciative of his hosting, and hope to be back again! Thank you so much Hiroyuki!

Hiroyuki:

Dear Kira, I would like to thank you for your taking time to leave a wonderful review on the tour with me. I enjoyed talking with such a warm family like yours. Please give my best regards to Shirley,Pam,Kayla and Darryl. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki

Seth Seth United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Terrific Experience! ”

Hiroyuki was fabulous! He is knowledgable, personable, and astonishingly efficient. Hiro was the perfect guide to expose us to the rich history and culture of ancient Kyoto. This was our first visit to Kyoto and his expertise was invaluable. I can't recommend him highly enough.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Seth, Thank you very much for five-star rated review on the tour with me. I have enjoyed talking about history and culture of Japan with you. I was very much impressed with your humor and deep insight into history of Japan. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future and please give my best regards to Zhela and Maxwell. Best Regards, Hiroyuki

Kichi Kichi Japan ( Business )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Such a knowledgeable guide! ”

Hiroyuki took us on a morning street tour of Osaka and it was brilliant. He knew so much and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Kichi, Thank you very much for your rave review on the tour with me. Please give my best regards to your clients. I look forward to serving you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki

Christine Christine Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Kyoto and Osaka ”

We spent 2 days with Hiro when our cruise ship docked in Kobe. Day 1 he took us to Kyoto. It was a great day and Hiro showed us several highlights of this beautiful city. On Day 2 we went to Osaka and managed to see quite a bit considering that we only had 1/2 a day. Hiro was knowledgeable and informative. He met us at the cruise port and led us expertly on trains, subways and buses. Hiro's English is great as well. I would highly recommend booking your tour with Hiro.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Christine, Thank you very much for taking time to leave five-star rated review on the tour with me. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tours with me. I also had very pleasant days with you and your husband. I hope you enjoyed the tour in Korea with your son too. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki

JACOB JACOB United States ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Kyoto and takayama ”

Very accommodating and helpful. Couldn’t do enough for us. Very orgsnized

Hiroyuki:

Dear Jake, I appreciate your taking time to leave 5-star rated review on the tour with me. I enjoyed very pleasant six days with you and Ilene for the trip over Kyoto, Nara and Takayama. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki

Laura Laura United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Great tour with a knowledgeable guide ”

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!

Hiroyuki:

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

Robyn Robyn Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Very professional ”

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!

Hiroyuki:

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

Carol Carol United States ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ A delightful customized tour in Kyoto! ”

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.

Hiroyuki:

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

Daniel Daniel Brazil ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Amazing!! We had lota of fun! ”

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!

Hiroyuki:

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

Ian Ian Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Nara highlights. ”

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

Hiroyuki:

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

Chitra Chitra United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Half day Kyoto tour ”

Hiro was a great tour guide. He picked us up from our hotel and dropped us back even though it took him additional time. He updated the tour itinerary to include the best possible places we could cover in the allotted time, explained about the history using literature he had brought with him and was very flexible. We did not feel hurried at any time and it was a good intro tour to Kyoto.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Chitra, It is a great pleasure to have a wonderful review on the tour with me over Kyoto. I am glad to here that the tour was satisfactory to you. I look forward to serving you again in the near future. Please give my best regards to Anand,Nitya and Naviya. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Jerry Jerry United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ 5 star guide for Kyoto area ”

Excellent prep Terrific driver Thoughtful enjoyable guide

Hiroyuki:

Dear Jerry, I appreciate your five star review on the tour with me over Nara. Although it was a very chilly day, I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Melvin Melvin Singapore ( Family with kids )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Osaka Tour ”

Hiro is highly recommended. He takes time to explain the history of the places in Osaka we went to. We had a nice meal together and exchanged ideas and stories. My son liked to play with him. Hiro was like a friend who knows the place well.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Melvin, Thank you very much for leaving a very favorable review on the tour with me. I also had a very pleasant time with you, Wyse and Liam. I hope you will enjoy the rest of the trip in Japan and look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Phil Phil United States ( Couple )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Professional and Personal Guide ”

Hiroyuki (Hiro) made our trip to Takayama and Shirakawago an amazing experience that we simply could not have done on our own. We only had a half day each day due to our train schedule and he worked the itinerary perfectly and with an easy going flexibility to allow us to take the pictures and shop as we needed. Prior to the trip, he made us most comfortable with communication and planning that gave us the sense we were in good hands. No doubt, we would use Hiro again on our next trip to Japan! Thank you Hiro for a great and thoughtful experience!

Hiroyuki:

Dear Phil, I am very much pleased to hear that you have enjoyed the tour with me over Takayama and Shirakawago. Although autumn color season was over there, I hope you got pictures of scenic beauty of the old towns. Spending comfortable days with nice couple in beautiful town made me refreshing. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Please give my best regards to Patty. Best regards, Hiroyuki

Michael Michael Israel ( Couple )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Wonderful day in Nara ”

Hiroyuki guide us a day in Nara. It was wonderful. So many insights knowledge to thr places we visited. The stories that are not in the guide books or Internet. Thank you for great day!!!

Hiroyuki:

Dear Michael, I appreciate your very favorable comment on the tour with me. I am glad if the tour would be of help to you understand something of Japan. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Please give my best regards to Shevy. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Stephanie Stephanie United States ( Family )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Excellent tour! ”

I booked Hiro on short notice for a 4-hour tour with my family in Kyoto. He was very responsive in communicating ahead of time via the website and even accommodated my last-minute schedule change request the night before our tour. The tour was wonderful! Hiro planned an easy route and prepared us for what to expect (for example, needing exact change for our bus fare). He made smart use of public transit to keep extra costs down, and the route was well-planned. He kept track of us when we wandered in the crowded areas and slowed his pace when we would linger--Hiro is obviously an experienced guide. He was knowledgeable about the history of the sites we visited and answered all our questions. I appreciated Hiro's flexibility and knowledge of the local sites. We had a great time and took some... read more

Hiroyuki:

Dear Stephanie, I appreciate your very favorable review on the tour with me. I was afraid a harsh tour in the cold rain on a windy day in the early morning when I got up on the day. However it became a calm day without rain and everything went smoothly thanks to you. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour although it was a short time. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Please give my best regards to Ralph,Virginia and Patrick. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Divya Divya United States ( Family )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ 1 day Kyoto ”

Hiro is a fantastic guide who went out of his way to show us Kyoto. He is punctual, organized, and has a strong grasp of history. He brought laminated papers explaining temple history etc. He was flexible with the plan and tried his best to get us from point A to point B in the most efficient but cheapest manner possible. He even made a dinner reservation for us 3 days before our tour. I would recommend Hiro highly.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Divya, I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me. Although it was a short time to be with you,I really had a good time for cross cultural communication. I’m also glad to have shown you the lit-up beautiful autumn foliages in Eikando. I hope you will visit another district of Japan and deepen your understanding of something about Japan. Please give my best regards to Vish and Daniel. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Moises Moises Mexico ( Family )
Very Good
10 months ago

“ Good knowledge of the town ”

Good knowledge of the town

Hiroyuki:

Dear Moises, Thank you for taking time to leave a review. I hope you enjoyed the night strolling in Osaka. I look forward to seeing you again. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Mike Mike United States ( Couple )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Nara and Kyoto in one day ”

Hiro was perfect for our 1 day tour of Nara and Kyoto. Meeting us early dockside in Osaka and returning us to nearby subway station following our tour was very reassuring. He also provided us with IC cards to expedite geting on and off subway and trains. He even brought us cough medicine after I mentioned we were a little under the weather. He was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with the whole day. No way we could have seen as much as we did without Hiro. And he saved us so much money that we would have had to spend on taxis since we would not have attempted the subway or trains by ourselves. We saw and did more for much less and in much less time than the excursions offered by our cruise and it was private. His energy level was amazing the whole day and he definitely enjoy... read more

Hiroyuki:

Dear Mike, I greatly appreciate your time in leaving a rave review on the tour with me. In spite of your feeling under the weather, you completed a long trip over Nara and Kyoto in a day. I had a very fruitful day with you and Gudrun. I hope you will recover from an illness and enjoy the rest of the tour over Japan. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Larry Larry United States ( Couple )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Excellent and very knowledgeable guide ”

Hiroyuki was a knowledgeable, personable, and excellent guide.. He was very thorough and toured many extra places that were an addition to our itinerary. His expertise in Japanese history and culture was very impressive. He went above and beyond in giving us a very enjoyable day in Nara. We thoroughly enjoyed our day in Nara with him.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Larry, I am very pleased to hear from you regarding the tour over Nara with me. I am the one who was impressed with your deep insight into the history and the culture of Japan. I was also able to find out several things which I had not been aware of until the tour thanks to you. Please give my best regards to Joyce,Roger and Barbara. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Frank Frank Netherlands ( Couple )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ A splendid autumn day in Takayama ”

Hiro was a perfect guide for us. He explained in very good english what we needed to know, and what we wanted to know. He kept a good pace, and was patient when we took pictures. Hiro has a very good sense of humor, and is very knowledgable. He proved to be of great added value in finding our way quickly in beautiful Takayama. After the tour we took a bus to another site for visiting, and he stayed with us to make sure we got on the right bus. We highly recommend the services of Hiroyuki Fukui

Hiroyuki:

Dear Frank, Thank you very much for taking time to write a wonderfull review on the tour with me. I was very much impressed with your insight into the history and the culture of Japan. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your days in Japan. Please give my best regards to Nicole. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Marianne Marianne Canada ( Family )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Exceeding expectations! ”

We needed an interpreter so we could join the Toyota Plant Tour in Japanese, the English tour being full. Hiroyuki went out of his way to research and provide us with printed material about Toyota’s mission and vision. This gave us the right mindset for the tour. Hiroyuki also assisted us with other information, like how to commute to our next destination in Japan. He connected excellently with all of us and was very flexible with individual needs and interests. He is genuinely caring, warm and thoughtful. And of course, his English is excellent.

Hiroyuki:

Deer Marianne, I would like to thank you for leaving a very favorable review on the tour with me. I am pleased to hear that you have satisfied with my service on the tour. Please give my best regards to Kevin,Jaime,Noah and Miguel. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your days in Japan. Best regards, Hiroyuki

julie Julie United States ( Family )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Day in nagoya ”

What a fantastic surprise of a tour! Our immigration into nagoya took longer than expected and we were an hour late but Hiroyuki graciously waited for us a took us on a tour of Nagoya castle, tv tower and took us on a food tour! Thank you for the day, your graciousness and patience! Loved the note book with very organized notes, pictures and we knew exactly what was anticipated! One of the highlights of our time in japan! Highly recommend your tour!

Hiroyuki:

Dear Julie, Thank you very much for wonderful review on the tour with me. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour over Nagoya. Although you couldn’t eat Okonomiyaki and Mitarashi Dango this time, I hope you can try them next time. I look forward to seeing you in the future again. Please give my best regards to Tom. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

MARIBEL MARIBEL United States ( Family )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Nara Day tour ”

I would really recommend Hiroyuki as a guide. He was really knowledgeable and really took care of us. He even guided me of how to take transportation from airport to our hotel and also helped us with our luggage when we were at Nara. He went beyond being a guide- he was really very helpful! Thank you, Hiroyuki!

Hiroyuki:

Dear Maribel, I appreciate your very favorable comments on me. I hope you enjoyed the tour with me over Nara although deer near Todaiji Temple are a little aggressive this time. I look forward to seeing you again in the future. Please give my best regards to Amado and Marsyl. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Derin Derin United Kingdom ( Solo )
Very Good
11 months ago

“ A great guide and a perfect gentleman ”

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

Hiroyuki:

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

LUCIA LUCIA Italy ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ A day in Nara ”

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.

Hiroyuki:

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

Debbie Debbie Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Awesome Guide ”

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.

Hiroyuki:

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

Nicole Nicole Australia ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ 2 days visiting Kobe and Osaka ”

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

Hiroyuki:

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

olivia Olivia Philippines ( Family )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Happy with Hiroyuki ”

My guests are happy with Hiroyuki. He is a good guide and my clients are very happy with him. He's flexible, courteous .

Hiroyuki:

Dear Olivia, I appreciate your favorable comments on me. Please give my best regards to your clients. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Dan Dan Hong Kong ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Kyoto/Osaka/Kobe Highlights ”

Excellent 2 day cruise ship tour. Went and saw the highlights of Kyoto with Hiro while others took tours with the cruise ship and never made it out of Osaka. Saw the shrine of 10,000 gates, the Golden Temple,and the Bamboo Forest. Hiro had transportation cards ready for us and we took trains and buses all over Kyoto to see the most important sites. Then we had dinner in the main shopping district of Osaka which was all lite up and full of locals and tourists. Looked like Time Square in NYC. We spent the nest day touring Kobe. All restaurants recommended were fantastic for lunch and dinner. We had a fantastic time.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Dan, Thank you for leaving a wonderful review on the tour with me. Although you dropped Kobe Misterious Consulate of Trick Art due to long lining-up, I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me overall. I hope you would open Okonomiyaki restaurant in California in the near future. Please also give my best regards to Kate. I look forward to seeing you again. Best regards, Hiroyuki

Gary Gary Japan ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Charming, Funny and Engaging Guide in Kyoto ”

We had a great time with Hiro during our day trip to Kyoto in August 2018. We were a family group of 6, ranging in age from 31-65. We all found Hiro to be knowledgeable, absorbing and also a very humorous guy . It was great to get a local perspective on what we were seeing. It was also a relief not to have to work out bus/train schedules for one day, and leave that in the capable hands of someone more familiar with the area than us - and it meant we got to cover a lot more ground in a day. We highly recommend Hiro!

Hiroyuki:

Dear Gary, It is a great pleasure to have your warm-hearted review on the tour with me. I enjoyed exchanging cross-cultural communications with you during the tour. I was also very much impressed with your family ties of mother,father and two young couples. I am happy if the tour was of any help to you to understand the culture and history of Japan. I hope you are enjoying the tour in Japan even in the abnormally hot weather. Please give my best regards to Ajit,Marie-Claire,Rohan,Laura and Sabrina. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Michele Michele Japan
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Wonderful day in Kyoto - despite the heat! ”

Our family enjoyed such a wonderful day with Hiro. He tailored an itinerary to our family's interests and was very flexible as we stopped along the way to get a drink or partake in some shopping. He was very patient with our 2 children as they powered through record heat and even brought treats for them to keep their spirits up. He was extremely knowledgeable about the history of each site we visited and even brought a book of pictures of some of the historical figures we discussed. Would highly recommend him!!!

Hiroyuki:

Dear Michele, I appreciate your very favorable review on the tour with me. I also had a pleasant day with you and your family. Your interest in Japanese culture and history impressed me very much. I am happy if the tour with me was any help to you. I was surprised with Delaney offering palm reading at Fushimi Inari Shrine. I am sure that she will be very promising as the fortune teller predicted. I look forward to serving you again in the near future. Please also give my best regards to David,Delaney and Hadley. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Jeremy Jeremy United Kingdom ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ A great four days in Kyoto, Nara, Kobe and Osaka ”

My wife, daughter and I spent a hugely enjoyable four days with Hiro touring Kyoto, Nara, Kobe and Osaka. Hiro was an excellent guide. He provided very thorough knowledge of the history of each place, took us to lunch in really authentic Japanese restaurants (including great value Kobe Beef), was flexible with our itinerary, gave us tips on shops for specific items and kept in contact via email to help with any further questions we had. What’s more we had plenty of fun. Hiro has a great sense of humour and we laughed a lot during our time with him. If anyone is looking for a friendly, knowledgeable and fun guide in any of the cities we visited, I would definitely recommend Hiro.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Jeremy, I appreciate your such a favorable comments on the tour with me. It was really hot during four days, which I have never experienced in my life. Although you needed to drop some proposed spots to visit due to hot weather, I feel relieved to hear that you enjoyed the tour. I also enjoyed talking with you about the culture and the history of UK. I hope you have a safe trip back home and look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Please give my best regards to Sarah and Blythe. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Nicole Nicole United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Very organized and very helpful ”

We spent the day with Hiroyuki at Nara and Uji. He was very prepared and appreciated that he created an itinerary of the day. We had a great time.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Nicole, I appreciate your favorable comments on the tour with me. I had a pleasant day with you. Especially Matcha making workshop was first experience for me thanks to you. Please give my best regards to Bryce. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Dan Dan United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ The best tour guide we ever had. Exteremly knowledable, efficient and incredibly attentive. ”

We are in our 70th and have been in many counties and experienced many tour guides none comes even close to Hiroyuki who is so good that we need to have a category beyond best to describe him! He is ultimate professional. We were exteremely lucky to have him as out guide.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Dan, Thank you very much for a word of praise given to me. I am enjoying the tour with you. We still have one more day tomorrow in Osaka. Let's explore there together and feel the differences from Kyoto and Nara. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Muthayyah Muthayyah United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Amazing tours with Hiroyuki- Two day Kyoto tour and one day Nara tour ”

We recently had two wonderful tours with Hiroyuki. We are a family of five and Hiroyuki went out of his way to make our tour interesting, information and enjoyable. Hiroyuki was in touch with us prior to the trip to ensure he made plans to visit all the places we requested. He was very organized. He was patient and adjustable to the requests of my children. He did not mind spending additional time each day if it was required and ensured we had adequate time to appreciate all the historic sites in Kyoto. Despite the rain on certain days we had a nice time. Hiroyuki took special efforts to take my sons and spend time with the deer in Nara, which they loved. Hiroyuki is pleasant and made our visit in Kyoto and Nara really fun. We would definitely recommend him to our friends! Thank ... read more

Hiroyuki:

Dear Muthayyah, I am very thankful that you leave such a favorable review on the tour with me. It's been my pleasure to accompany you over Kyoto and Nara for three days. Your review inspires and encourage me very much.I hope you visit Japan again in different seasons viewing autumn leaves or cherry blossoms in spring. Please give my best regards to Shanthi, Karthik, Arjun and Anand. I look forward to serving you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Vivien Vivien Singapore ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Friendly and knowledgeable ”

We took a half day tour with Hiroyuki and he was very patient with my two elderly parents and two young kids. He brought us around on a rainy day and ensured we saw the sights we set out in our itinerary. He came with a bag of goodies for the kids and introduced them to some Japanese snacks. He also helped my mother repair her shoe that had a problem with the sole due to the rain as he knew a type of fast drying glue that could even work on wet surfaces.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Vivien, I would like to thank you for reviewing precisely on the tour with me.Due to the heavy rain, our schedule didn't go smoothly, however your kids were very patient and behaved well. In fact I was a bit worried if you were able to catch the Shinkansen in time after the tour on the day. I hope you could eat Okonomiyaki which I couldn't arrange the restaurant this time. Please give my best regards to your parents. I look forward to serving you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Alex Alex Germany ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Half day trip in Kyoto ”

We had an outstanding day with Hiro. He came well prepared with a lot of information regarding our sights and interests. We loved how he took the time to explain everything we wanted to know. He immediately knew how to further create the day after meeting us - sensing when we needed a small break or wanted to take more pictures. We appreciated his flexibility when we made changes during the day as well. Overall, Hiro is kind, polite, interesting with loads of knowledge and has a great sense of humor! Highly recommended and we would book a tour with Hiro again if we do come back to Japan.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Alex, I would like to thank you for leaving a very favorable review on the tour with me. It was my pleasure to guide such a nice couple over Kyoto although it was a short trip on a cloudy day with a slight shower.I was also very much impressed with your interest in Japan. I hope the tour with me was of help to you for learning about mysterious Japan. Please give my best regards to Robin. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

hirsh Hirsh United States ( Friends )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ two days with Hiro ”

Our experience was very good. He was knowledgeable and punctual.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Hirsh, I appreciate your taking time for the review on the tour with me. I am pleased to know that you have enjoyed the tour although your wife looked a bit tired of long walking during the tour. I look forward to serving you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Colin Colin Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Very knowledgable and flexible in planning tours ”

We booked three customised tours with Hiroyuki, a 6 hour temples tour in Kyoto (which went over time), a full day Nara - Yoshino tour and a half day Osaka tour. Hiro worked with us before the tours to ensure that the schedule covered our areas of interest and were achievable, while still fitting in as much as possible during each day. All communications prior to travelling were always clear and prompt and Hiro also arranged our train tickets from Kyoto to Yoshino and Nara to make our lives easier and in Osaka he helped coordinate a meeting with family of a work colleague whom we had never met. Hiro was very knowledgeable about all of the sites we visited, and he was also very patient if we stayed too long at a particular location causing us to miss our planned train or bus connection ("... read more

Hiroyuki:

Dear Colin, I appreciate such a favorable comment on the tour with me. It's been a while since we spent together in Nara,Kyoto and Osaka. I was very much impressed with your relationship between you and your wife. You acted just like a photography geek and your wife was just watching you from the distance. I remember that we ate Kakinohazushi on the train from Yoshino to Nara to save time. All are now in my good memory. I look forward to serving you again in the future. Please give my best regards to your wife. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Remmy Remmy United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Golden Route of Kyoto and Nara ”

Our group of 4 had an excellent time with Hiroyuki as our tour guide who speaks english efficiently. He was very interactive with our group and was very knowledgable about the history of each destination. He was also very flexible as I gave Hiro a list of places that was a must see for us; Todaiji Temple, Nara Park, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kinkakuji (Golden Pavillion), and Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. Hiro was more than happy to accommodate our request even though it was going to be a long day given that location of each place, but he did it, he made it happen!! He knew what we wanted out of the tour and made the trip worth it. We took longer at some destinations, but Hiro was patience and let us do our thing before we moved on. We really appreciated that. He even met us in Osaka where we w... read more

Hiroyuki:

Dear Remmy, Thank you very much for leaving such a favorable review on the tour with me. I am pleased to know that the tour was satisfactory to you. I hope you enjoyed the late cherry blossoms in Tohoku Region too. Please give my best regards to Wayne,Laura and Diana. I look forward to serving you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki fukui

Sylvia Sylvia United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Magical koyasan with excellent guide ”

I enjoyed the trip with Hiroyuki very much. He communicated very well already before the trip when I planned koyasan and always answered my questions promptly. He planned ahead of time what to see when but was also flexible when I wanted to change things. His humor matched mine so the tour was not only very informative but also real fun. He was able to answer all my questions, not only related to koyasan but also to all of Japan. I would recommend Hiroyuki to everyone! I stayed on in koyasan for another 4 days on my own and felt well informed and organized for the remaining time.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Sylvia, I am very pleased to hear from you regarding the tour over Koyasan with me. I was deeply impressed with your insights into Japanese history. In the solemn atmosphere at the spiritual spots, I very much enjoyed talking with you about esoteric buddhism. I look forward to serving you again in the near future. Thank you again for the excellent review on the tour. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Kim Kim Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ 2 day japan tour with Hiro ”

Hiro planned an excellent 2 day itinerary for us. The authentic Japanese Onsen was a highlight. He navigated the public transport system very efficiently for us and covered lots of sights. Hiro was very nice, accomodating and made the trip lots of fun. Thankyou Hiro for a wonderful experience of japan.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Kim, Thank you for taking your time for posting an excellent review on the tour with me. I am pleased to know that you have enjoyed the tour over Arima Onsen and Nagoya. It was very honorable for me to guide first visitors to Japan like you. I hope the tour was of any help to you to know something about Japan. Please give my best regards to Colin,Robert and Keye. I look forward to serving you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Amanda Amanda Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Highlight of our trip ”

We were absolutely delighted to have Hiro as our private tour guide for the day. We had requested to visit a small tea town in Kyoto, and Hiro went above and beyond to design an off-the-beaten-path itinerary for us. He was punctual, friendly, and highly organized. We learned so much from this day trip as Hiro shared facts and history of the little town at each stop we made, and helped us feel comfortable interacting *******. This experience made our honeymoon extra special. We will definitely use Hiro's services again the next time we visit Japan!

Hiroyuki:

Dear Amanda, Thank you for taking your time to post a review on the tour with me over Wazuka in Kyoto. Since I had received an offer for the tour there from you, I made a dry run to familiarize myself to navigate you comfortably by bike. Although it was a little early for tea-picking season, you were able to enjoy Cherry Blossoms in full bloom along the river. By chance you had small talks at Steamed Bun shop, tea farmer’s house and with school girls on the way. I am pleased to know that the tour was satisfactory to you. Please give my best regards to Chris. I look forward to serving you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Carmen Carmen Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Kyoto and Nara ”

We had a great time with Hiro-San. He came very much prepared with information and was very helpful and patient with my queries even before we booked his services. He struggles a bit to express himself fluently in English but it wasn’t a deal breaker for me. I would book his services again if I am lucky enough to return to the area.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Carmen san, Thank you for taking time for posting a review on the tour with me. I appreciate your warm review although we needed to drop Kiyiomizudera Temple due to the difficulty to approach there because of heavy traffic jam. I will brush up fluency in speaking further more. Please give my best regards to to Marielou,Victor,Aye,Margie,Cel,Gabie, Bea and Lucas. I look forward to serving you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Walter Walter United States ( Friends )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Osaka tour ”

Hiroyuki was very helpful in proving us options for the tours we decided on while we were in Osaka. We contacted Hiro months before our scheduled tour in Osaka and he was on time in providing me the information I needed to contact the rest of my group of 8 to complete our itinerary. Without the immediate response from Hiro, I would not used Hiro as our guide. He made it very clear what our options were pro and con.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Walter, Thank you very much for taking time to post a review on the tour with me. I feel relieved that I was able to meet you on time at the port on the day since I was not able to communicate with you for more than a month because of your cruising on the ship. I hope you enjoyed the tour with me in Osaka this time. Please give my best regards to Harriet,Dennis,Arlene,Larry,Mae,Carol and Cathy. I look forward to seeing you again in the future. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Feda Feda Saudi Arabia ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Best tour guide in Japan: Professional, Organized, Friendly & Accomodating! ”

We cannot say enough good things about Hiro. He was extremely organized, professional, accommodating, friendly, courteous and generous. He replied to our messages promptly and provided us with various itinerary proposals to accomodate our needs. On the day of the tour he was extremely friendly and joyful, leaving us at ease and comfortable throughout the day. We had such wonderful discussions and enjoyed every minute of the day under his guidance. He accomodated all our needs and various stops and made sure we felt comfortable. We highly recommend Hiro!!

Hiroyuki:

Dear Feda, Thank you for taking your time to post a favorable review on the tour with me. I am very pleased to know that you spent a comfortable day in Kyoto. It is also my pleasure if the tour would be of any help to you to know something about Japan and Japanese. Please give my best regards to Iburahim. I look forward to seeing you again in the future. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

evelyn Evelyn United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Review of Hiroyuki Guide in Takayama ”

Hiroyuki did an excellent job of touring us through Takayama. He was clear and knowledgeable. It was a pleasure spending the day with him.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Evelyn, Thank you very much for taking time to review the tour with me over Takayama. I appreciate your favorable comments on me.I had a very pleasant day with you walking around old town of Takayama, though I am worried about Mike's knee pain and Rosaline's lost earring. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your tour in Japan and viewing Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo. I look forward to seeing you again in the future.Please also give my best regards to Paul,Mike and Rosaline. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

maria Maria United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ One of the best experiences in Japan ”

Hiroo was our guide in Nara. He was probably the best guide we had. He went above and beyond what a tour guide does and you could tell he loves showing tourists around and teaching them about Japan. The day we were in Nara there was a special Buddhist ceremony. Hiro offered to take us to it at no extra cost. It was because he truly cared about showing us something special. During the day he took his time with us and answered all our questions. The one obscure question we had, he did not know the answer. But the next day he researched it and sent us the explanation. Finally, while we were waiting for the Buddhist ceremony we went to a sake tasting. It was great to hang out with other locals in Japan. Hiro made the day special and memorable and consider him a friend after my ... read more

Hiroyuki:

Dear Maria, I am deeply honored to receive such a favorable review on the tour with me. It’s been a great pleasure to be with you walking and chatting around Nara Park. You were very lucky to participate in the 1267th Shunie Ceremony since 752 at Nigatsudo Hall. I am very much impressed with your deep insight into the history of Japan. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Please also give my regards to Stephanie. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Eling Eling Singapore ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Fun-loving guide with detailed planning ”

I really enjoyed the customized tour with Hiroyuki. He planned everything with great details and was truly humourous at times. Not only did he do a good job in guiding but also bought me drink and souvenir. Highly recommend him as a guide for a good experience in japan.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Eling, It is very honorable for me to have an excellent review on the tour with me. This tour included sitting in meditation at two famous Zen Buddhist Temples in Kyoto from early in the morning. Practicing Zazen and listening to preist’s sermon was first experience for me. I hope this tour was of your help learn something about Japan. I look forward to serving you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Andrew Andrew Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Nara - temples, shrines, sake tasting, demons and bean throwing. ”

We had a wonderful looong day with Hiroyuki in Nara; he met us from the Kyoto train at 10am and saw us onto the return train at 8pm. Hiroyuki is very knowledgable and enthusiastic about Nara and also a really nice guy. We first saw temples, shrines and the park at Nara with detailed commentary from Hiroyuki; embellished with interesting stories, notably the tragic tale of a wronged courtesan. We then had a really nice lunch at a restaurant Hiroyuki found after his initial selection turned out to be closed and then went for a sake tasting at a local sake brewery. The sake was delicious and gave us all (not least Hiroyuki) a warming boost. The next stage of our tour, after passing some time in the pleasant shopping arcades of Nara, was to participate along with a big crowd in the Se... read more

Hiroyuki:

Dear Andrew, I am very pleased to hear from you about the tour over Nara with me.I would like to express my deepest thanks to rating me as excellent.I was really surprised with your deep insight into the history and the culture of Japan during the tour. Nara Prefecture(Yamato) is the great and splendid land which has abundant historical sites entirely,however your tour this time was limited in Nara Park area only.I look forward to guiding you over middle part of Nara Prefecture next time.Please give my best regards to Sandra. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Joseph Joseph Philippines
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Unfortunate we arrived Takayam during peak season and heavy snow. We were glad we have guide to help us during our visit , otherwise it would have been impossible to enjoy our visit to Shirakawago . ”

Mr Hiroyuki was very gracious and knowledgeable . He was very helpful in arranging our bus tickets to our destination. Very professional by preparing our itinerary in advance for our review.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Joseph san, I am very pleased to hear from you that you have been back to Philippines safely. Although you encountered several unexpected situations due to the heavy snowfall there, we were able to manage to proceed the tour. I learned a lot about the bus company's booking system, especially in case of using discount bus pass thanks to you. I assume the tour this time may be unforgettable one for you for better or worse. Please also give my best regards to your wife. I look forward to serving you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

NK NK Singapore ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Great guide for two day Kyoto & Nara Tour ”

Hiroyuki-san, was an excellent guide who helped our family for four (including two seniors) minimize costs on transport despite us having to travel in a van. He posted the budget for the entire trip way in advance for our consideration and suggested various alternatives for our consideration before we finalized our itinerary with him. An honest and likeable guide and we would highly recommended to all travellers.

Hiroyuki:

Dear NK, I would like to express my gratitude for rating me as an excellent guide on the tour for Nara and Kyoto.I really enjoyed talking with you and your family about matters of Japan.Especially I was surprised your father had deep insight into Buddhism.I was really happy to have been of your help on this occasion.Please give my best regards to your parents and brother.I look forward to serving you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Ong Ong Malaysia ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Wonderful Kyoto and Nara experience ”

It was a wonderful day trip to Kyoto and Nara on the 19th of December. Mr. Hiro was very punctual and friendly throughout the trip. We appreciated his effort in preparing the itinerary and ensuring a smooth trip for us. It was fun to know about the history behind the temples and historical buildings in Kyoto and Nara as well. We ended the trip early as we became tired at the end of the day. Nonetheless, we had fun and we were glad to have Mr. Hiro as our tour guide. We wish that he can continue bringing joy to the other visitors as he did for us.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Ong, I appreciate such a favorable review for the tour over Nara and Kyoto. I’m glad to hear that you have enjoyed the tour with me. It might have been a little tough itineary for you who had knee pain. I hope you will be cured soon. I wish you have a happy new year and look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Please also give my best regards to your family. Best regards, Hiro Fukui

Kirstie-Anne Kirstie-Anne New Zealand
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Great Tour, Friendly Guide ”

We had a great day going around Nagoya with Hiroyuki. Was always happy and enthusiastic, spoke good English and knew a lot about the history which was quite interesting!

Hiroyuki:

Dear Kirstie-Anne, I appreciate your excellent review for the tour with me over Nagoya. I am very happy if I would have been of your help learn about something of Japan from the tour. I wish you have a Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Please also give my best regards to Shaarn. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Sharyn Sharyn Australia ( Family with kids )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ A very enjoyable day ”

Hiroyuki SAN gave us a very enjoyable day. We were able to chose our itinerary and Hiro introduced us to Osaka's food specialties. Yum! Thanks Hiro

Hiroyuki:

Dear Sharyn, Thank you for taking time to write a review for the tour over Osaka. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed eating and strolling along Tenjimbashi Shopping Street. I hope you have a safe trip to other countries after Japan. I am looking forward to seeing you again in Japan and please give my best regards to Michael,Leim,Amelia and Kieran. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

teddy Teddy Philippines ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

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

our kyoto tour was ably organized by hiroyuki-san.he 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 one day tour so much fun.i would definitely recommend those who plan to visit kyoto to get his services.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Teddy san, I truly appreciate receiving an amazing review for the tour over Kyoto.I'm glad that you enjoyed taking pictures with autumn leaves for background.I was also surprised to see you all acting like models when taking pictures.I know you enjoyed eating and strolling around Kyoto and Osaka after the tour with me on SNS. I hope the tour this time was unforgettable one for you and was some of help understand Japanese history and culture. Please also give my regards to Girly,Tina,Judy and Malou. I look forward to serving you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiro Fukui

Joyce Joyce United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ 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.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Joyce san, I would like to express my deepest thanks for giving me an excellent review for the tour over rural area of Japan. I had dry run there in early November to check the condition of cherry blossoms. The blooming of the cherry blossoms had begun at that time. I had been worried about the condition of cherry blossom blooming since then. I felt relieved to show you the cherry blossoms in full bloom at certain area on the day of the tour. I am also glad that you made a small talk with a local family while we were waiting for the bus. It really deserves the name of the park “Obara Fureai Park”. Thank you very much again and I look forward to serving you again in the near future. Please also give my regards to Kazu san. Best regards, Hiro Fukui

Don Don United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ 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.

Hiroyuki:

Dear Don & Joyce, It’s a great pleasure for me to receive such an excellent review on the tour over Osaka. It was Shichi-go-san Ceremony day and fortunately you were able to see cute boys and girls in traditional costumes at the temple and the shrine. I hope your wish for getting a sense of Osaka and taking pictures was satisfied. One thing I’m regretting is that you were not able to visit Kuromon-ichiba Market, where you may get in touch with the feelings of Osakan. I look forward to serving you again in the near future. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Shehnaz Shehnaz United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ 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... read more

Hiroyuki:

Dear Shehnaz, I truly enjoyed the ideas and suggestions you have shared with me during the tour. Your tour this time was along the golden route, however there are much more attractive spots in Japan. I hope I can guide you over off the beaten track with you and your kids in the near future. Thank you again for giving me the opportunity to serve you as a guide in Kyoto. Best regards, Hiroyuki Fukui

Priyaka Priyaka United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ 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!

Hiroyuki:

Dear Priya, I am deeply honored to receive such a favorable review for the recent tour over Kyoto with you. Since I had received a offer from you, I tried to concentrate on making the tour unforgettable one. Especially I was aware that you looked interested in taking pictures of scenic spots through your *******. Although rainy weather had been continuing for a week, it stopped rain on that day thanks to you. You were able to catch scenic beauty of Togetsukyo Bridge and Arashiyama Bamboo Forest.You enjoyed vegetarian cuisine looking at a serene Japanese landscape garden at Ryoanji Temple.At Kiyomizu Temple, you took many shots of the beautiful clouds at dusk.We enjoyed talking about Shogun and Emperor. I can recall any moment spent with you on the tour. Thank you again for giving me ... read more

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

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