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Hideo

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Send message only 11 days available in April
US$ 35 Hourly rate Price up to 20 people
I guide you Sapporo, Furano, Otaru, Hakodate in Hokkaido / Aomori in Hokuriku / Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Kagoshima in Kyushu / Kochi, Matsuyama in Shikoku / Tottori, Shimane, Kanazawa, Sakaiminato in Japan Sea side. Please get in touch with me!!
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Cities where I can guide: Aichi , Ehime , Gifu , Himeji , Hiroshima , Hyogo , Kanazawa , Kobe , Kochi , Kyoto , Mie , Mount Koya , Nagoya , Nara , Osaka , Other Hyogo Locations , Shimane , Tottori , Wakayama

Languages English ( Business ), Japanese ( Native )

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(112) Reviews
Hourly rate 35 USD Price up to 20 people
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About

Hello, I'm HIDEo YOSHIda. Please call me HIDEYOSHI, the same name as the famous shogun who built the Osaka Castle in 1585.

I was born in Kobe and worked in Osaka for nearly 40 years. I would like to introduce the Kansai region to you ,including Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, and Wakayama.

Kobe is one of the two largest ports in Japan, along with Yokohama. After the opening of the Port of Kobe in 1868, foreigners built their residences on the hillside of the Kitano-cho area, overlooking the ocean. Many of the foreign residences are now open to the public as museums, including the Weathercock House, with it's symbol weathercock on the triangle-shaped roof.
In Meriken Park, the red Port Tower (the city's landmark), creates a beautiful contrast against the white Kobe Marine Museum. The museum's design was inspired by the waves and sailing ships.

When you have a chance to visit Osaka, please join my tour. I'm sure you'll enjoy the interesting and historical, scenic spots. For example, Shin-Sekai is a downtown area with a strange mix of nostalgic atmosphere and contemporary energy. You can try local foods (kushikatsu, sushi, tempura) at a reasonable price. Billiken (a famous statue of the spirit of luck) will be waiting for you!!. Dotombori is a popular street with a lot of flashy signboards. Osaka is widely known as a "Kuidaore-no-machi", or literally "drinking and eating luxuriously to death." Osaka Castle was built by Toyotomi HIDEYOSHI in 1585. Oh, it's my residence, isn't it !

These days "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" area in USJ, or Universal Studios Japan, is also attracting more and more people.

I'll be looking forward to seeing you !!

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Price

The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

Duration
1 Person
Up to 20 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate US$34.88 US$34.88 US$9.31
4 Hours US$139.51 US$139.51 US$37.25
8 Hours US$279.03 US$279.03 US$74.50

* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 14 hours maximum per day.
* People: 40 maximum

Private Tours

Kyoto Golden Route (Fushimi Inari, Kiyomizudera, Kinkakuji, ...

(112) Reviews
by Hideo
Kyoto was the ancient capital of Japan from 794 over one thousand years. I would like to introduce you Kinkakuji Temple, Nijo Castle, Nishiki Market, Fush...
8 Hours US$ 279 up to 30 people

Atomic Bomb Dome and Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima

(112) Reviews
by Hideo
Hiroshima has 2 World Heritage sites: the Atomic Bomb Dome and Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima. Hiroshima is now internationally known as the first city ...
8 Hours US$ 279 up to 30 people

Osaka Castle, Dotombori, Shin-Sekai

(112) Reviews
by Hideo
I take you to Osaka Castle, Dotombori, Sginsekai and Shinsaibashi Shopping Street. In Osaka you can have Osaka local food such as Okoniomiyaki, Takoyaki, a...
8 Hours US$ 279 up to 30 people

Nara Golden Route (Todaiji, Kofukuji, Kasuga Shrine)

(112) Reviews
by Hideo
Nara was the Imperial capital of Japan between 710 and 784 A.D. The city has many places of historical interest including Nara Park, Todaiji temple, Kasug...
8 Hours US$ 279 up to 30 people

KOBE Golden Tour

(112) Reviews
by Hideo
Kobe is one of the two largest ports in Japan, along with Yokohama. The city is well sheltered by a range of hills, with a population of about 1.5 million ...
8 Hours US$ 279 up to 30 people

Nikko Tour

(112) Reviews
by Hideo
I would like to take you from Shinjuku to Nikko. It'll take nearly 2 hours by train. I guide you Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Lake Chuzenj, and Kegon Falls.  ...
11 Hours US$ 298 up to 30 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

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

Starting and ending points of the tour.

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.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from GoWithGuide.

Is the price per person or per group?

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.

Can I add more people to my booking?

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.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

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.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

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.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting time, there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 112 )
pobparat Pobparat Japan
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Excellent guide. Well prepared tour. ”

He is so friendly and very knowledgeable about local history and japanese mythology. His itinerary was well preplanned. I would not have been able to explore all the places we did on my own. Thanks Hideo san!

Hideo:

Hello Pobparat I'm very happy to receive your message. Favored by good weather, we could enjoy visiting Kumano three Grand Shrines such as Kumano Nachi Taisha, Hongu Taisha, and Hayatama Taisha. Furthermore we watched Nachi Waterfalls with a height of 133 meters, the longest drop in Japan. I look forward to your activities and success in your life. Thank you, Tua.

Arlene Arlene Philippines ( Friends )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Highly recommended ”

Sir Hideo is great we finished all the itineraries as planned and very patience with my 13 pax group of tourists from the Philippines.Very informative and accommodating. Definitely will recommend you Sir Hideo see u next time.. Thank you very much

Hideo:

I'm very happy to receive your message. I also enjoyed guiding you. You all enjoyed wearing Kimono. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Arlene.

Polly Polly Canada ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Highlight Tour of Kyoto ”

Communication with Hideo was very good. He was organized in laying out plan for our 5 hour tour. We were happy with his service in guiding us through the various sites.

Hideo:

I'm very happy to receive your review. We enjoyed Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, Kinkakuji Temple and Nishiki Market. I wish you and your family happinss and your children's healthy growth. Thank you, Polly.

Rosemary Rosemary United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Day in kyoto ”

Hideo took us from OsK to Kyoto. He was a knowledgeable guide. English was pretty good and his organization of the day very helpful

Hideo:

Hello Rosemary I'm very glad to receive your review. I'm sure you enjoyed a bowl of rice topped with Tenpura for lunch in Nishiki Market. I wish you a Merry Christmas. Thank you. Best HIDEo YOSHIda

Iris Iris United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ He was knowledgeable on the sights we visited. ”

Hideo did a remarkable tour for us. I would recommend him to anyone visiting Japan.

Hideo:

Thank you, Iris. I'm very happy to receive your message. I'm sure you enjoy the Kochi tour. I wish you all the jealth. I hope to see you again. Best HIDEo YOSHIda

Blog

NARA YAKUSHI-JI TEMPLE with video

by Hideo
Please take the video at the bottom. YAKUSHI-JI  EAST  TOWER was built in 730.  It is one of the three oldest pagodas in Japan.  It keeps...

KYOTO CHERRY BLOSSOMS with video

by Hideo
This year (2021) cherry blossoms have begun to bloom about 9 days earlier than usual. I visited popular scenic spots for viewing cherry blos...

Takayama Shirakawa-go Tour with video

by Hideo
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OSAKA CASTLE PLUMB and Stone Walls (with video)

by Hideo
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TOKA EBISU FESTIVAL

by Hideo
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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021 From KOBE

by Hideo
Minatogawa Shrine On January 3rd I visited Minatogawa Shrine in Kobe.   2021 is the year of the Ox, so in front of the shrine you see the ...