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Tour Guide - Hiroyo A.

Hiroyo A.

4.84 / 5
(32 reviews)
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Available Areas

Shizuoka (Living), Hakone, Mount Fuji, Other Shizuoka Locations

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Languages

English, Japanese

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23 hours on average

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About Tour Guide Hiroyo A.

Hello, I’m Hiroyo. I was born and brought up in Shizuoka. After living in Tokyo and in England, eventually I came back to Shizuoka. It is really a good place to live.

I have been interested in Japanese traditional culture. I used to be in a Kendo(Japanese fencing) club and a Japanese flower arrangement club when I was a student. I got a degree of Sho-dan(first-dan) in Kendo, and a diploma in follower arrangement. I also got a certificate as a Japanese tea instructor. It would be my great pleasure to help you find out more about Japanese culture.

Shizuoka is a lovely place to visit. It has many historical sites, traditional culture, abundant nature and a wide variety of local specialties including green tea, wasabi, many kinds of fruits and sea food fresh from the sea! You will be sure to enjoy them. Hope to see you here in Shizuoka!


Important

I can guide you in cities other than Shizuoka if you pay my transportation fee.

Tours

Tea Farm Visit in Fuji Areacover image

Tea Farm Visit in Fuji Area

Mount Fuji
7 hours 30 min

An impressive view of green tea fields with Mt. Fuji can be enjoyed in this area if the weather is fine. Let’s enjoy visiting a tea farm here to experience tea picking, have a look at tea factory and taste a good cup of tea. You can also visit Fujinomiya Sengen Shrine which is one of Fujisan World cultural Heritage sites, a long-established sake brewery and prize-winning Yakisoba noodle. I’d like you to fully enjoy this one day tour at the foot of Mt. Fuji!

FROM$287/ per group
Tea Tour for tea lovers! - to know everything about tea!cover image

Tea Tour for tea lovers! - to know everything about tea!

Other Shizuoka Locations
6 hours 30 min

I believe the tour will be a great one for tea lovers to learn about more about Japanese tea. Shizuoka is one of the biggest tea producers in Japan having many production areas across the prefecture including Makinohara plateau, the largest tea plantation. We will visit two tea facilities located in this area. You can enjoy the experience of tea ceremony and other hands-on activities. As a Japanese Tea instructor, I hope I can be a help for you to fully enjoy this tea tour!

FROM$268/ per group
Blessings of Mt. Fuji - visit water fall & lake area cover image

Blessings of Mt. Fuji - visit water fall & lake area

Mount Fuji
7 hours

There are many places worth to visit around Mt. Fuji. Let's visit the Shiraito Water falls area. The place is one of Mt. Fuji World Heritage sites and the beauty attracts many people all year around. Then, Lake Tanuki is another attraction. If you like, you may want to enjoy hot spring(onsen) or Wasabi field there. After enjoying the natural blessings of Mt. Fuji, we'll visit the long-established shrine and the World Heritage Center to learn more about Mt. Fuji as a sacred mountain.

FROM$287/ per group
Toshogu Shrine, Shimizu Sushi Museum & Lunchcover image

Toshogu Shrine, Shimizu Sushi Museum & Lunch

Other Shizuoka Locations
5 hours

Kunosan Toshogu shrine is one of the most popular historical sites in Shizuoka city. The first shogun of the Edo feudal government, Ieyasu Tokugawa was enshrined here about 400 years ago. I think he is the most famous shogun in Japanese history, because he united the nation for the first time. After he retired from the position of shogun, he spent his last years in Sumpu, the former name of Shizuoka because he loved the place very much. When he died in 1616, according to his living will, he was buried on the top of Mt. Kuno and Toshogu shrine was built the following year to enshrine his deified spirit. The main building was designated as a national treasure in 2010. The beautiful building is worth seeing and its design also exemplifies Ieyasu Tokugawa’s message of peace. I think you will find out why he wanted to be buried there and understand his spirit for pursuing peace. After visiting Toshogu shrine, you can fully enjoy a panoramic view of the Shimizu port, Miho pine grove and Mt. Fuji, if the weather allows. We can visit Sushi Museum in the Shimizu Dream Plaza(which includes a shopping mall, a movie theater, museums, restaurants etc.). There are some good sushi restaurants around the port and a sushi lunch there is recommended since it boasts Japan’s largest catch of tuna. You will love the fresh seafood there! ☆ As an option, you can visit the fish market near the Shimizu port as well. ☆ If you are interested in other places in Shizuoka, I can add it to your itinerary. Please don’t hesitate to ask.

FROM$162/ per group
Walking Tour in Shizuoka(Historic sites & Tea Town)cover image

Walking Tour in Shizuoka(Historic sites & Tea Town)

Other Shizuoka Locations
4 hours

FROM$153/ per group
Visit to Tea Museum and Tea Town in Shizuokacover image

Visit to Tea Museum and Tea Town in Shizuoka

Other Shizuoka Locations
6 hours

In this tour, we will visit two places. One is the World Tea Museum located in Makinohara. It is the largest tea plantation in Japan. We can learn about the history and culture on tea across the world and experience tea ceremony there. Shizuoka city has Chamachi(Tea Town) in its downtown area. There are some businesses related to tea industry gathering for a long time. We will visit one of the tea dealers to have a look at a tea factory and enjoy a cup of tea. The area also has an old shrine which had been patronized by Shogun Family and the towns(including tea twon) and streets had been developed under the reign of Shogun. If you are a great tea lover, the tour will be recommended!

FROM$195/ per group

Hiroyo A. Japan Tour Reviews

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Michael G.

5 / 5
Nov 14, 2023

Tea Farm Visit in Fuji Area

Mount Fuji
7 hours 30 min

A lovely tour by an incredible tour guide

Hiroyo provided us an incredible tour of the Fujinomiya area, and went above and beyond by helping us solve issues outside the scope of the tour! She was organized, thoughtful, knowledgeable, and had a great energy. She not only facilitated a tour of some amazing locations (with the tea farm being our favorite!) but she truly elevated the tour through her commentary, attitude, and visual aids. If you’re reading this and considering a tour of the area around Mt. Fuji, do not pass up a tour with Hiroyo!

Michael G.

Thank you very much for giving me such a great review! I’m so happy to hear that you and your friends enjoyed the tour here. I’ll tell your comment to the tea farm, they will be pleased as well. I hope you can fully enjoy the rest of the trip! If you have another chance to visit to Japan, I’m always happy to welcome you, hopefully with the goddess of Mt. Fuji like today!! Let me tell you again, thank you so much for having me as your guide! Hiroyo

Beautiful experience!

Our first time in Japan could not be better: learning about mount Fuji story, tasting top Japanese soba, entering the local natural amenities, enjoying Hiroko experience and kindness! Really thanks from our family!

Filippo R.

Thank you very much for your warm review. Im happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed the experience. I hope the your stay in Japan will be memorable. If you have another chance, I will welcome you hopefully with Mt. Fuji here! Thank you so much!! Hiroyo

tea lovers dream

One of the best tours we have ever had by far. Hiroyo was prompt and made sure the tour was paced so we all could enjoy it as see as much as possible. The tea farm is lovely, and the owner is very nice. He described the plants, harvesting and how they process the leaves. It is a very informative tour, and the area is beautiful. Then you get to experience the tea. I cannot say enough about the tasting. We tasted tea over three ways and were able to taste snacks made from tea products. The owner's wife was so nice and answered all of our questions. We then had the opportunity to purchase lovely tea pots and products. We toured some of the sites in the town. It was lovely with great views of Mt. Fuji. We proceeded to a distillery tour. This was my husband's favorite. The tour guide was very knowledgeable of the distillery process and kind enough to answer all of my husband's questions about the history of Sake and best of all we got to taste many different kinds. Oue group age ranged from 27 to 55 and Hiroyo was very kind to ensure the pace of the tour was not too much for any of the members. She stopped whenever we asked for pictures and more information on many sites. Highly recommend this tour.

Tanya M.

Dear Tanya, Thank you very much for your warm comments! It is always my great pleasure to welcome tea lovers here! Yes, as you mentioned, the tea farm couple is always very nice. Maybe because of the mild climate here in Shizuoka, local people are very kind. The tea grown with their great care naturally tastes great. Not only tea, but sake is also produced with all the blessings of Mt. Fuji. So I hope you can enjoy both of them at home now! If you have another chance to visit here, I’ll always welcome you! Thank you so much!! Best wishes, Hiroyo