Hiroyo A.

4.81
(27) reviews
 

Available Areas

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

 

Languages

English

 

Response Time

1 day on average

 

Availability updated

4 days ago

 

About

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!

Tours

Shizuoka Tea Tour - to know everything about tea in the largest plantation area!

Other Shizuoka Locations
6 hours

Shizuoka is the No. 1 Tea producer in Japan. We will visit two tea-related facilities on this tour. They are located in Makinohara plateau, the larg...

FROM$275/ per group

Tea Farm Visit in Fuji Area

Other Shizuoka Locations
6 hours

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$275/ per group

Blessings of Mt. Fuji(Shrine, Sake Brewery & Green tea field)

Mount Fuji
6 hours

Mt. Fuji is well known across the world. It is the highest mountain in Japan and was designated as a World cultural heritage site in 2013. You can ...

FROM$275/ per group

Online Talk about Japanese Tea

Shizuoka
1.3 hours

I’ve enjoyed offering a tea tour here in Shizuoka, Japan’s No.1 tea producer. Now, under the situation of COVID19, I’d like to suggest an online opportunity for tea lovers across the world! As a Japanese tea instructor, I can share the information on tea including types of tea, production, process, health benefits, how to enjoy it and the like. I hope this will be a help for you to know more about Japanese tea. You can gain further understanding and enjoy it more in your future visit!

FROM$27/ per person

Visit Tea Fields Cultivated by Samurai

Other Shizuoka Locations
7 hours

Makinohara plateau, Japan's largest tea plantation was surprisingly cultivated by samurai about 150 years ago. By visiting the tea museum there to learn everything about tea and experience tea ceremony. Then, we'll visit Chagu'sba Terrace to enjoy a refreshing view of tea fields. Their eco-friendly tea production method has been designated as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System. Last visit is Kakegawa Castle, a wooden castle reconstructed by the same method in samurai days.

FROM$315/ per group

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 ...

FROM$229/ per group

Reviews

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Joseph B.

Nov 15, 2019

Excellent Time

Hiroyo was a great guide. She seemed to know her way around very well and was very patient with my kids. She was able to get us to a Green Tea Farm and a Wasabi Farm which was fascinating to see in person. The Green Tea Farm actually ended up being one of my kid's favorite part. We had a great time. Thank you again!

Hiroyo A.

Thank you very much, Joseph! I’m very happy to hear from you! It was a great fun for me to spend the day with you and your children. They are really cute and it’s amazing to know that they are very much interested in Japanese wasabi and tea production. I hope you and your family will have another chance to visit Japan! Best wishes, Hiroyo

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Melanie I.

Sep 30, 2019

Shizuoka Tea and City tour

Hiroyo was very knowledgeable of sites and history of the areas we visited as well as other areas we were in which we were interested.

Hiroyo A.

Dear Melanie, Thank you very much for your message! I hope you could enjoy Shizuoka. It was really a wonderful time for me to be with you and your friends. If you have anotehr opportunity, I'm always happy to welcome you!! Best wishes, Hiroyo

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Christine L.

Jun 12, 2019

Visit to a remote wasabi & green tea farm

Hiroyo is a wonderful guide. She took the effort to familiarise herself with the farm which we suggested to visit by getting in contact with the owner and later preparing factsheets for us so that our cultural immersion is complete. In addition, Hiroyo checked to see that we have driven in mountainous areas before & asked us to consider insurance cover for our rental car in case of accidents. Hiroyo was very well prepared, she taught us a tea harvesting song and some origami + had origami gifts to take away for us. Al in all, we had a great experience with Hiroyo - we highly recommend Hiroyo.

Hiroyo A.

Dear Christine, Thank you very much for your comment! I'm very happy to hear from you!! I just talked with the farm. It was our great pleasure to welcome your wonderful family here. I hope that you can enjoy making Hojicha(roasted tea) by yourself at home as well. If you have another chance to visit here in Shizuoka, I'm always ready to welcome you!! Thank you! Hiroyo

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Melanie W.

Jun 7, 2019

Shizuoka green tea tour

We had a delightful day excursion in the countryside of Shizuoka tea region. Hiroyo is very knowledgeable and taught us a lot about green tea processing. We enjoyed the tea tastings and lunch as well. Overall we had a wonderful time with our guide, Hiroyo.

Hiroyo A.

Dear Melanie, Thank you very much for your warm message! I'm very happy to know that you and your daughter enjoyed the day. It was a wonderful time for me to spend a beautiful day with you! Shizuoka is a beautiful place to stay and has more to enjoy. I hope you have another opportunity to visit Japan! Thank you!! Hiroyo