Hiroyuki Y.

4.67(12) reviews
 

Available Areas

Akita, Aomori (Living), Hokkaido, Iwate, Hakodate

 

Languages

English, Japanese (Native)

 

Response Time

5 hours on average

 

Availability updated

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About

As a national licensed guide-interpreter, I'd like to tailor your tours to meet your individual needs as well as show you around places of scenic beauty and historical interest. I can show you around the entire Aomori Prefecture and the southern Hokkaido including Hakodate.

Aren’t you interested in visiting Japanese schools? You could do the following things with my help.

*School lunch with the students in the classroom during lunch time

*Observe and even participate in the class

*Get-together with the students

*Watch the students clean their classroom after school

Leave it all to me. I'll take good care of you.

I lived in San Francisco from 1983 to 1985 and majored in MATEFL (Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language) at San Francisco State. Just call me George if it's easier for you to call.

Tours

Best of Hakodate with panoramic view from Mt. Hakodate

Hakodate
8 hours

Hakodate is the southern tip of Hokkaido and started developing earlier than any other city in Hokkaido, even earlier than Sapporo. You first head for...

FROM$416/ per group

Best of Aomori Customized Private Tour

Aomori
8 hours

Aomori is the northernmost prefecture on the main island of Japan and is blessed with both diverse culture and magnificent nature, including the UNESC...

FROM$278/ per group

Japanese School and Sightseeing Private Tour in Aomori

Aomori
8 hours

Aren’t you interested in visiting Japanese schools and experiencing some activities with the students there?In this tour you will visit an elementary school and/or a junior high school as well as see the sights in the neighboring area.Just take a look at the following to learn more about what you can expect to do at school and what sightseeing spots are available for you.

FROM$278/ per group

Best of afternoon Hakodate with panoramic twilight view from Mt. Hakodate

Hakodate
4 hours

Hakodate is the southern tip of Hokkaido and started developing earlier than Sapporo in Hokkaido. You first head for Morning Market near the station ...

FROM$149/ per group

See hot spring monkeys and eat sukiyaki in Hakodate

Hakodate
4 hours

Hakodate is the southern tip of Hokkaido and started developing earlier than Sapporo in the mid 19th century. In this tour, you first head for Hakoda...

FROM$149/ per group

Experience Japanese culture in Hakodate: sukiyaki, kimono and a shrine

Hakodate
8 hours

In this tour, you are not just visiting the best tourist spots in Hakodate but EXPERIENCING some Japanese cultures: visiting a popular shrine to learn about our religion, wearing a kimono (Japanese traditional clothes) and strolling around the city in the kimono, and then eating sukiyaki for dinner at a famous Japanese-style restaurant, in addition to visiting some of the best tourist spots.

FROM$297/ per group

Reviews

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Martin S.

Jan 18, 2020

Fantastic day I’ll never forget

I had a wonderful day in Aomori at a junior high school thanks to Yuki. He is very professional and organised and put together a memorable day. Highlights at the school included a lunch in the classroom where I got to chat casually with the students, and joint them in sports activities after school. I have been to Japan many times and this easily ranks as one of my favourite experiences, and I am privileged to have been able to take part. Yuki was very helpful not only on the day but also the preparation beforehand, and made sure any requests were accommodated. I definitely reccomend Yuki as a guide for your time in Aomori. 本当にありがとうございました! Martin

Hiroyuki Y.

Martin, Thanks for your review of the school visit tour we had yesterday. I'm glad to know you had a good time with the students in various activities. Thanks to the principal, we could go into every classroom while showing you around the school buiding. He said he just wanted the students to know about you. If you have another chance to visit Aomori, I'll show you around places we haven't visited. Just keep up with your Japanese language study. Yuki

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Frans K.

Oct 18, 2019

Not at all what we expected

Expensive for 1 day when you include all the extras such as Hiroyukis train fare of 10,000 yen from his home in Aromori. We really do not understand why we should pay extra for his comute to his place of work. When he advertises his tour of Hakodate you don't expect to pay for his comute. In the numerious tours we have had in Japan we have never been asked to pay this.

Hiroyuki Y.

Hi Frans, Thanks for your review of the trip you had in Hakodate on October 3. My travel expenses to and from Hakodate are shown on the tour plan and also I often mentioned you the expenses while we were exchanging messages with each other, so I was sure you all understood this. As I mentioned you before you booked the tour, I don't live in Hakodate and usually ask my clients to pay my travel expenses to and from Hakodate. They paid them to me when the tours were over so far. Yuki

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Monika V.

Jul 23, 2019

Great guide!

Today Hiroyuki guided us the whole day in Aomori on a personalised tour in the mountainous area. He organised a van so we could travel comfortably. First we visited the Great Statue of Buddha in the vicinity of Aomori. Yuki is very knowledgeable and extremely well prepared as he explains the local customs and traditions. This is a must see! We did also a beautiful tour around lake Towada. Here we had a fantastic lunch. Later we drove along the Oirase Mountain Stream. This is actually a national park with many stunning waterfalls. Yuki did a great job and answered every question about Aomori, and Japan. We can warmly recommend his services. His English is flawless by the way. Thank you for the wonderfull day!

Hiroyuki Y.

Monika, Thanks for your quick review of my guiding today. I really enjoyed being with you! All of you were very polite and kind to me during the tour. We were lucky to visit the Great Statue of Buddha instead of going up the mountain by ropeway. And we were also lucky to see the beautiful Oirase Mountain Stream and Lake Towada from the observatories though the weather was not necessarily good. Now I feel satisfied I could show you around the places I planned to. I have to say thank you to the god who helped us. I'm sure he helped us because you are very nice people and came here all the way from Belgium. I wish I could guide you again some time in the future and other tourists from Belgium. Yuki

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Nick B.

May 16, 2019

A fantastic tour around Aomori

Yuki was a truly fantastic guide. Knowing that things would be busy and hectic during Golden Week, I reached out to Yuki to begin planning a tour. Yuki provided very prompt and detailed responses to all my questions, and laid out a detailed itinerary for my consideration. Once we arrived at the train station, Yuki assisted us in booking our return tickets, ensuring we had reserved seats on the right train, and could sit together in the same car. Once we began our adventure it was clear -- Yuki was very prepared to provide detailed information, history, and background that would help us better appreciate each stop on the tour. Yuki's command of English is great -- I didn't tell him this, but his time studying ESL in San Francisco left a slight West Coast accent, which, like his laugh, was endearing and infectious. You can't go wrong booking a tour with Yuki. He takes his job very seriously, and will do everything to make sure you get the most out of your adventure!

Hiroyuki Y.

Nick, I'm glad you came back to the States safe and sound. Thank you so much for your review of the tour. I really appreciate it! You also did a great job getting all the tickets necessary to come to Aomori from Hachinohe in advance. Without your cooperation, I'm sure I couldn't have carried out this tour. I'm glad you've chosen the area far from the place you had stayed and that I could show you around the sightseeing spots popular among international tourists. I really thank you for choosing me as your guide. Yuki