Motoyuki H.

4.92(13) reviews

Available Areas

Shizuoka, Yamanashi (Living), Mount Fuji, Shimizu, Other Shizuoka Locations



English, Japanese (Native)


Response Time

1 hour on average


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My name is Moto, National Licensed Guide Interpreter living in Yamanashi, Kofu-city.

I can offer real experiences of Japanese nature, culture and commoner's life.

Check tour inventory and contact me soon if you are interested in !!


Feel Great Nature of Mt.Fuji & Mystical Forest Aokigahara

Mount Fuji
7 hours

The Fuji Five Lakes and the Aokigahara Forest are fascinating natural wonders created by Mt.Fuji. They remain untouched nature sceneries. They are on the north side of the mountain, in Nation Park of Japan, and are only 2 hours away from Tokyo. It is the ideal place to purify mind and body in the tranquility of nature. We can also arrange other sight seeing spots including Arakurayama Sengen Shrine, Ashikawa Village, Ide Sake Brewery.. etc up to your requests.

FROM$223/ per group

Zen Buddhism practice at the historic temple of Kasuisai

Other Shizuoka Locations
7 hours

Here at Kasuisai Temple, you can have an authentic Buddhist Zen experience for a day. Kasuisai Temple belongs to the Soto style of Zen Buddhism. It is located in the city of Fukuori (my hometown), Shizuoka prefecture. It was founded 600 years ago and has a traditional architectonic design worthy to see; a Zuiryukau (guesthouse) and a Tosu (toilet), and has been designated a National Cultural Property.

FROM$223/ per group

Shore excursion from Shimizu port, the land of Mt.Fuji

7 hours

Shizuoka is one of the most attractive sightseeing destination in Japan. Being in the southern part of the country, its moderate climate allows us to enjoy the warmth and sunshine even in the winter season. There are a lot of places to see in Shizuoka; scenic beauties and places of historical interest, with plenty of local cuisine dishes and flavors to taste. This tour guides a variety of local fascinations compactly, especially for cruise travelers who disembark at Shimizu port.

FROM$223/ per group



Laura H.

Feb 3, 2020

The perfect day with Motoyuki in the five lakes area!

Motoyuki was kind enough to pick us up from our hotel. He then guided us through many sights in the Aokigahara forest and had lots of useful history and information to share. We were very lucky to be with him in the forest because it's easy to get lost. He also showed us Mount Fuji from many beautiful angels and we enjoyed great conversation over lunch. I highly recommend everyone book with him when they are sightseeing in this area.


Baron S.

Oct 15, 2019

A guide that really cares about your experience in Japan

Motoyuki is fantastic. It was a great tour but even more important was he went way out of his way to help us. I was with my elderly mother and he went to a lot of effort beyond what could be expected to help make things easier on her. I have stayed at some very high end resorts and the customer service from Motoyuki was even better. He is not only a good tour guide but such a calm and caring man. Looking forward to seeing him again next time I am in the area.


Amanda V.

Sep 17, 2019

Aokigahara Forrest, Mt Fuji and Arakurayama Shrine

Moto is a fantastic guide, he was happy to share his local knowledge of Mt Fuji, the Forrest, and the Shrine which was exactly what we were looking for. Moto was able to accomodate my slow walking and extra stops for viewing My Fuji. I would book Moto again in a heart beat, he's amazing :)


Jonathan B.

Jun 21, 2019

Best day in Japan seeing Mount Fuji and Aokigahara Forest!

We had the absolute best day with Motoyuki! He was so fantastic and kind right from the pick up and made everything easy for us with helping figure out transport of where to meet him and he planned one of our most memorable days in Japan. Our itinerary on our limited time in the Fuji area he was able to show us some amazing viewpoints at the Fuji 5 lakes and took us into Aokigahara forest to the ice caves which was incredible and even to a Japanese onsen with views of Mount Fuji from the indoor and outdoor hot springs. Lunch was also amazing and we were able to try some local delicacies to the area. I highly recommend a day tour with him! Incredibly great value in hiring him as our private guide to take us to this area as having done it by ourselves would have been difficult and not nearly as efficient as it was being able to have him plan our day for us and guide us all around. Looking forward to coming back to Japan someday and being able to hire him to take us to another area of Japan for another memorable day. Thank you Moto for giving us such a perfect day of adventure in Fuji region!