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Tour Guide - Hiroyuki T.

Hiroyuki T.

4.95 / 5
(91 reviews)
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Available Areas

Hyogo, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Wakayama (Living), Mount Koya, Kumano

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Languages

English

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4 hours on average

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Tour Categories

Nature & Outdoor

About Tour Guide Hiroyuki T.

Hi!

I had been working for Wakayama Prefectural Government for 38 years, mainly in the field of cultural heritage management and international relations. I am a national certificated English guide and I have a lot of knowledge and experience in the field of cultural heritage management and international relations.

I am very good at cultural heritages.

And Koyasan and Kumano in Wakayama Prefecture are inscribed in the World Heritage List as parts of “Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range". I was a project manager of "the Koyasan and Kumano World Heritage Inscription Project” at Wakayama Prefectural Government. I know inside and out of Koyasan, Kumano, Wakayama and other places in the Kansai area.

I have a lot of experience of guiding as I was also in charge of international relations for a long time at the government.


I will be able to provide interpretive guiding service for you around Koyasan, Wakayama, Osaka and other places in the Kansai area as I am a cultural heritage management and international relations professional.

I am sure you will be able to get deeper understandings on Japanese culture and that your trip with me will be memorable one.


Important

I am based in Wakayama and Osaka, but I will guide you around the country upon your requests. However, I will have to ask you to bear my transportation (and accommodation cost, if necessary).

Tours

Osaka Highlights, Best for the first timercover image

Osaka Highlights, Best for the first timer

Osaka
7 hours

There are a lot of places to visit, a lot of things to do in Osaka. From historical sites to food venders hopping. CHOOSE 3-4 places you want to visit from the list below and let me know. I will customize a tour for you.

FROM$233/ per group
One day tour  to Mt. Koya from Osaka. Be enchanted.cover image

One day tour to Mt. Koya from Osaka. Be enchanted.

Osaka
10 hours

Mt. Koya is a very important part of the World Heritage site “Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountains”. Mt. Koya is in Wakayama Prefecture and I used to work for Wakayama Prefectural Government as a general manager of Cultural Heritage Division and I was also in charge of the World Heritage Project. I know this sacred mountain very well.

FROM$262/ per group
Kyoto-WH-Golden Pavilion, Rock Garden and more - from Osakacover image

Kyoto-WH-Golden Pavilion, Rock Garden and more - from Osaka

Kyoto
9 hours

In Kyoto, there are a lot of cultural properties. Of them, seventeen temples and shrines are included in World Heritage as “Historic Monuments of Ancient Capital of Kyoto”. On this tour, we will visit three of them and Togetsu Bride and Bamboo Forest in one day from Osaka to feel the profundity and splendor of Kyoto.

FROM$262/ per group
One Day in Mount Koya.  Feel the Sacredness and Holinesscover image

One Day in Mount Koya. Feel the Sacredness and Holiness

Mount Koya
6 hours

Mt. Koya is a very important part of the World Heritage site “Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountains”. Mt. Koya is in Wakayama Prefecture and I used to work for Wakayama Prefectural Government as a general manager of Cultural Heritage Division and I was also in charge of the World Heritage Project. I know this sacred mountain very well.

FROM$262/ per group
Historic Monuments of Ancient Capital of Nara - from Osakacover image

Historic Monuments of Ancient Capital of Nara - from Osaka

Nara
8 hours

In Nara, eight Buddhism temples and Shintoism Shrines are included in the World Heritage as “Historic Monuments in Ancient Capital of Nara” as those represent close cultural exchanges between Japan and China, and even Hellenism culture in the 8th century. On this tour we will visit three of them in a day from Osaka.

FROM$233/ per group
Himeji Castle and temple of the Last Samurai from Osakacover image

Himeji Castle and temple of the Last Samurai from Osaka

Osaka
9 hours

There are more than 300 castles in the Japan, but only 12 have original castle towers. Of the 12, Himeji Castle is the largest, most beautiful and designated as Japanese national treasure and World Heritage Site. Shoshazan Engyoji Temple, known as the filming location of the movie "The Last Samurai", is a very prestigious temple and was said to be the three major dojos of the Tendai sect in the Middle Ages. The view from Mt. Shosha climbed by ropeway is superb.

FROM$262/ per group

Hiroyuki T. Japan Tour Reviews

An Excellent Mix of Popular Spots and Hidden Gems

Hiroyuki-san was not only an excellent guide but did a great job teaching us information that gave great insight and understanding into details of all the locations. I felt like I learned a semester's worth of information in a short amount of time and I gained a greater appreciation for many of the details that are often missed at temples and shrines.

Fantastic day around Kyoto with a great guide

This was my and my wife's 3rd time in Kyoto, and we brought my 81 year old mother this time - it's her first time in Kyoto, first time in Japan, and first time anywhere in Asia. We did a full day tour with Hiroyuki and felt the pace of it was excellent. I learned so much about Kyoto I hadn't picked up on previous trips. He was extremely knowledgeable and informative. For instance, I asked him about the contrast between Buddhism and Shintoism and he delivered a full-blown history lesson with lots of fascinating detail about the history of those two religions in Japan. He's also just a very pleasant and easy gentleman to spend time with. If you're looking for a highly-experienced and pleasant guide, I can't recommend Hiroyuki enough.

Matt M.

Thank you very much for your kind message. It was so nice spending time with such nice people like you. You were all very kind, gentle and eager to learn. It is always nice to spend time with people who show a lot of interest and respect to our culture. Please come back to Japan, I will be looking forward to meeting you again. Hiro

Excellent tour of Kyoto

We are a family from South Africa with 2 boys aged 13 and 10. We have just completed our tour with Hiroyuki. He was punctual, very professional , knowledgeable and flexible to our needs. We saw all the sites we wanted to and more including the Tori gates , Arashiyama, the market and we ended the tour with a Tea ceremony with a Meiko. He explained the significance and history of all the sites very well and was patient with the boys.Highly recommended

Soraya C.

It was really nice meeting such a wonderful family like you today in Kyoto. I hope that you enjoyed the history and culture of Kyoto. As I explained, Japan is very beautiful in autumn. Please come back to Japan in autumn next time. There are a lot more that I want to show you. Thank you very much and have a nice trip.