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Tour Guide - Hiroko I.

Hiroko I.

5.00 / 5
(7 reviews)
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Available Areas

Shizuoka (Living), Yamanashi, Kamakura, Hakone, Yokohama, Mount Fuji, Other Shizuoka Locations

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English, Japanese, Spanish

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11 hours on average

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Nature & Outdoor

About Tour Guide Hiroko I.

Greeting from Izu ,shizuoka prefecture, a city just 1.5 hours from Tokyo. I am Hiroko Inamura, a national licensed tour guide. I was born in Numazu and live in Nirayama, located at north part of Izu Peninsula, surrounded by beautiful seas and mountains, and at the top of it all, Mt.Fuji: a truly lovely and amazing Mountain.

I am lucky to see Mt.Fuji from my room everyday !

Since I studied and lived in Perth, Australia and Barcelona, Spain, and traveled over 35 countries, I am fluent in English and do speak Spanish that is very useful fie me to communicate with guests from abroad.

I love travelling and look for something different and special to introduce for my guests that they haven't experienced before.

Izu is the place if you want something more! And yet we Japanese seem to have kept it to ourselves: you see only few foreign visitors here!

Visiting the top and center of Izu areas, you constantly meet Japanese traditional and rural world , visit to a wasabi water-field, it's great fun!- and you can experience "wasabi picking " or "wasabi pickle making " during the season, you can do "Japanese tea picking" , ,wearing the special traditional tea picking Kimono! There are many more attractive sits such as Banjo Fall, Joren fall in Amagi and lots more to make your day memorable.

This area is great during the seasons of autumn leaves and cherry blossom.

And what you can't miss our on is a visit to the oldest hot-springs resort in Izu: the really beautiful Shuzenji. Walking around the town , , ,exploring historical and traditional sits and the grate Bamboo Grove Path remind you of "the good old days".

This is the town described as "the little Kyoto "and designated as one of the best visiting place in Japan by the Michelin guide book.

I have just mentioned a few of many other attractive places in this area .

I am very happy to introduce you what you can see,do and eat here in Izu and its surrounding areas and I promise you to have wonderful memories !


Tours

Izu Experience-"Wasabi field" ,Great nature and Sushicover image

Izu Experience-"Wasabi field" ,Great nature and Sushi

Other Shizuoka Locations
4 hours

This tour gives you a lot of surprises and new experiences you can just do in Izu! Start from Shuzenji station, we go through a way of the among mountains in Naka Izu to visit one of the wasabi field .With its pure water and unspoiled natural surroundings, this area produces one of the best Wasabi in Japan and you are surprised to see beautiful wasabi terraces along the river. On your requests, you can experience "wasabi Picking"(seasonal ) and wasabi pickles making(all the seasons ) by local housewives.Then going deeper into the mountain, you see Banjo Falls (20m high and 6 m width). You stand in front of its great water fall to feel just relax. Try to take a deep breath with your both arms full opened , you just listen to the sounds of the waterfalls, birds singing, and nature with your eyes closed , you feel very calm and peaceful, forgetting about busy daily lives while getting positive and happy feeling. After visiting Naka Izu area, This is the time to enjoy Locan specialities!! Yes! With your wasabi picked or bought at the wasabi field, you can go to a local sushi restaurant and you try fresh sea food from just "out of the Suruga Bay " at their counter. Enjoy conversations with a restaurant staff,looking un usual seafood, and trying new sushi can be just enjoyable! You are also surprised the taste of real wasabi ( not hot like what you know.it is mildly hot and feels like a whipping cream !It is very difficult to describe so please try and tell me how you taste!). When you are happy with what you eat and experience at a sushi restaurant, this is the end of the tour ,going back to the nearest train station,saying good bye to Izu with a new memory !

FROM$253/ per group
Seasonal Tour! Tea picking with a view of Mt.Fuji, closest tea field from Tokyo!cover image

Seasonal Tour! Tea picking with a view of Mt.Fuji, closest tea field from Tokyo!

Other Shizuoka Locations
4 hours

The basic idea of this tour is to spend relaxing and enjoyable day in Izu, by experiencing what you can do only here for a limited time! Enjoy the day trip to Japanese tea field in a beautiful town of Nirayama, overlooking two World heritage sites; "Mt.Fuji" and "the Nirayama Reverberator", and let's have delicious Japanese lunch together!

FROM$247/ per group
One day trip to Shuzenji,Izu  - spend relaxing time at the charming  traditional hot spring towncover image

One day trip to Shuzenji,Izu - spend relaxing time at the charming traditional hot spring town

Other Shizuoka Locations
6 hours

We will visit the charming traditional and historical town of Shuzenji, located at the all lmost center of Izu Peninshula, the oldest hot springs resort in Izu, which is only less than 2 hours from Tokyo by train. Shuzenji is discribed as "little Kyoto" that attracts many visitors from inside and outside from the country, celebrated for beautiful mountains, hot springs, historical sites associated with the Genjinsajurai clan. When you are in Shuzenj, you will find Shuzenji very different from other hot spring resorts as the town remainds quaint and relaxed atmosphere of old Japan. Because of this distinctively nostalgic and elegant atmosphere, many famouse novelists and artists such as Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Yasunari Kawabata and others created their master pieces there . We visit very attractive spots such as a historical temple of Shuzenji Temple, Shigetsu den known as the oldest wooden structure in Izu and very elegant atmosphere of Bamboo Forest Path .All of them were disignated as one of the beautiful spots in Japan by "Michelin Green Guide Japan". Walking through the bamboo Forest Path, listening to the sound of birds. Why not trying Japanese Kimono? There is a shop you can rent Japanese traditional Kimono ,and you can strall around the town. When you get tired, you can stop at "Ashiyu"-foot bath along the revier, too. Before leaving Izu, you may want to try delicious food in Izu, such as fresh Japanese noodle with the best Wasabi in this area, Sushi and others. I can arrange your lunch for you uopn your request ! You will enjoy freshest seafood from the Suruga bay for Sushi but what is more fun is the time you share with the owner of the sushi restaurant. At the counter with its friendly atmosphere you feel as if you were their regular customer! - Shuzenji is known as the best spot for " autumn leaves" and " cherry blossom ". The season of autumn leaves starts from the end of October till the end of November. The season of cherry blossom starts from the end of March to April. However, it differs depending on the weather and temperature . You enjoy meeting with the local people, visiting local craft and ceramic shops and trying delicious food and sweet to add your great memories. Upon your request, we can visit wasabi field and great view spots of Mt. Fuji. I am happy to create your original tour, too. So Please come and visit Shuzenji ! This is something you can not miss and I am so happy to show you around my favorite town!

FROM$325/ per group
Customized private Hakone tour (start and end at Hakone area)cover image

Customized private Hakone tour (start and end at Hakone area)

Hakone
6 hours

Hakone is one of the most popular and beautiful sightseeing spots,belonging to Hakone and Izu national park,closely located from Tokyo. The original 6 hours tour is to visit Lake Ashi, enjoying the boat ride, going up to Owaku Valley by cable car (note :depending on the emission of sulfer level, it may be closed ), visiting Hakone shrine to see the floating Tori gate.

FROM$344/ per group
One day walking excursion at Mishimacover image

One day walking excursion at Mishima

Other Shizuoka Locations
4 hours

Are you looking for a day trip to have a break from visiting big and busy cities and seek relief from everyday fatigue? This is the ideal walking tour to relax and refresh your mind by exploring Mishima city, known as "city of water and history". Mishima is located in the eastern part of Shizuka prefecture with one of ideal places to see Mt.Fuji, only 50 minutes from Tokyo by Shinkansen and it is also very convenient to make a stop for the day tour from the eastern part of Japan, too.

FROM$204/ per group

Hiroko I. Japan Tour Reviews

Well-organized, very welcoming and warm

Our visit with Hiroko to the wasabi fields in Izu was an amazing experience from the moment we met her at the station. She was very welcoming and provided a warm, happy tour for our family. Everything was very well organized and she took special care to spend extra time seeing things that we were interested in. We would highly recommend her if you are looking for a special experience in Japan.

Kyle K.

Dear Mr. Kyle and Mr. Kyle’s parents, Thank you so much for your warm comments. I am so glad to know that you and your parents enjoyed the tour surrounded by peaceful and beautiful nature of Izu with no tourists. And I appreciate your friendliness and kindness. I hope that you and your parents stay fine and happy. Please give my regards to your parents. Thank you very much again. I am lo forward to meeting you all again in the future. Best regards, Hiroko

Amazing Mount Fiji

My mother and I travelled to Shizuoka and enjoyed a wonderful day with Hiroko. Absolutely recommend her as a guide if you are in the Fuji area.

Gordon A.

Dear Mr. Gordon, Thank you very much for your warm comment on the tour. I am so glad that you and your mother enjoy the tour and saw magnificent view of Mt. Fuji. It was a wonderful day for me throughout the tour, too but we really had great walk in Miho Pine grove. I hope that you and your mother will stay well and happy. Thank you again for everything and I hope to see you again in the future. Best regards, Hiroko

Awesome day visiting a wasabi farm and tea plantation

Hiroko was an awesome guide. We were travelling with a 4 month old and we forgot his formula. She brought us to a drugstore so we can get formula so we can continue our trip. It was a bit challenging travelling with a 4 month old but she made it easy for us. She did a customized tour for us, first to a wasabi farm where she gave us information on how wasabi is grown, then after that we went to a short hike to view a waterfalls. After that she brought us to a tea farm. Where we picked tea leaves and tasted green tea. We enjoyed our tour wih Hiroko. It was a perfect day for us.

Camille A.

Dear Mrs. Camille, Thank you very much for your warm comments. I am so glad that you, your husband and Charles enjoyed the tour and made a great memories of Izu.It was a lovely tour for me, too. Your baby ,Charles, is so quite and very good boy. You all are still vacation in Philippines so please enjoy there and I am looking forward to hearing about your wasabi growing in January. Thank you again. I hope to see you in the future. Best regards, Hiroko