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Tour Guide - Hideo Y.

Hideo Y.

4.55 / 5
(159 reviews)
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Available Areas

Aichi, Ehime, Gifu, Hiroshima, Hyogo (Living), Kochi, Kyoto, Mie, Nara, Osaka, Shimane, Tokushima, Tottori, Wakayama, Kanazawa, Nagoya, Mount Koya, Kobe, Himeji, Other Hyogo Locations

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Languages

Japanese (Native), English

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5 hours on average

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Tour Categories

Food & Drink
Nature & Outdoor
Nightlife

About Tour Guide Hideo Y.

Hello, I'm HIDEo YOSHIda. Please call me HIDEYOSHI, the same name as the famous shogun who built the Osaka Castle in 1585.

I was born in Kobe and worked in Osaka for nearly 40 years. I would like to introduce the Kansai region to you ,including Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, and Wakayama.

Kobe is one of the two largest ports in Japan, along with Yokohama. After the opening of the Port of Kobe in 1868, foreigners built their residences on the hillside of the Kitano-cho area, overlooking the ocean. Many of the foreign residences are now open to the public as museums, including the Weathercock House, with it's symbol weathercock on the triangle-shaped roof.

In Meriken Park, the red Port Tower (the city's landmark), creates a beautiful contrast against the white Kobe Marine Museum. The museum's design was inspired by the waves and sailing ships.

When you have a chance to visit Osaka, please join my tour. I'm sure you'll enjoy the interesting and historical, scenic spots. For example, Shin-Sekai is a downtown area with a strange mix of nostalgic atmosphere and contemporary energy. You can try local foods (kushikatsu, sushi, tempura) at a reasonable price. Billiken (a famous statue of the spirit of luck) will be waiting for you!!. Dotombori is a popular street with a lot of flashy signboards. Osaka is widely known as a "Kuidaore-no-machi", or literally "drinking and eating luxuriously to death." Osaka Castle was built by Toyotomi HIDEYOSHI in 1585. Oh, it's my residence, isn't it !

These days "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" area in USJ, or Universal Studios Japan, is also attracting more and more people.

I'll be looking forward to seeing you !!

Important

I guide you Sapporo, Furano, Otaru, Hakodate in Hokkaido / Aomori in Hokuriku / Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Kagoshima in Kyushu / Kochi, Matsuyama in Shikoku / Tottori, Shimane, Kanazawa, Sakaiminato in Japan Sea side. Please get in touch with me!!

Thank you.

Tours

Kyoto Golden Route (Nijo Arashiyama Kinkakuji Fushimi Inari)cover image

Kyoto Golden Route (Nijo Arashiyama Kinkakuji Fushimi Inari)

Kyoto
8 hours

Kyoto was the ancient capital of Japan from 794 over one thousand years. I would like to introduce you Nijo Castle, Arashiyama bamboo Forest, Tenryuji Temple, Kinkakuji Temple (Golden pavilion), and Fushimi Inari Taisha. Fushimi Inari Taisha has 1,000 shrine gates, It had been ranked top among most popular scenic spots in Japan by foreign tourists for 6 years in a row. Your entrance fee is 2,300 yen /person..

FROM$229/ per group
Atomic Bomb Dome and Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajimacover image

Atomic Bomb Dome and Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima

Hiroshima
8 hours

Hiroshima has 2 World Heritage sites: the Atomic Bomb Dome and Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima. Hiroshima is now internationally known as the first city destroyed by the atomic bomb ever used in human warfare. Within the Peace memorial Park at the epicenter of the explosion, you can find war memorial museum and the Atomic Bomb Dome. The shrine is also a brilliant vermilion hall and it creates a sharp contrast against the wooded hills in the background and the blue sky above.

FROM$311/ per group
Osaka Castle, Dotombori, Shin-Sekaicover image

Osaka Castle, Dotombori, Shin-Sekai

Osaka
8 hours

I take you to Osaka Castle, Dotombori, Sginsekai and Shinsaibashi Shopping Street. Osaka Castle was built by Toyotomi HIDEYOSHI. Oh, it's my residence, isn't it !! You can commands a panoramic view of Osaka city from the observatory. In Dotnobori you have popular Osaka local foods such as Okonomiyaki. Takoyaki, and Kushikatsu. Shin-Sekai is a downtown area with a strange mix of nostalgic atmosphere. We mainly use subway for about 820JPY and Your entrance fee is 600JPY/person.

FROM$216/ per group
Himeji Castle, The Set of The Last Samurai or Engyoji Templecover image

Himeji Castle, The Set of The Last Samurai or Engyoji Temple

Kobe
9 hours 30 min

In 1993, Himeji Castle was designated as the first World Cultural Heritage site in Japan. Because of its striking beauty and elegance, it is popularly known as the "White Egret castle", but in fact it was an impregnable fortress. Next, I would like to introduce you Engyoji Temple, where the movie "Last Samurai" starring Tom Cruise and Ken Watanabe was shot. The temple is located about 6 kilometers northwest from the Castle. We can take a bus and a ropeway from Himeji station to the Temple.

FROM$241/ per group
Nara Golden Route (Todaiji, Kofukuji, Kasuga Shrine)cover image

Nara Golden Route (Todaiji, Kofukuji, Kasuga Shrine)

Kyoto
8 hours

Nara was the Imperial capital of Japan between 710 and 784 A.D. I guide you historical spots including Nara Park, Todaiji temple, Kasuga shrine, and Kofukuji Temple. In Nara Park, you can enjoy feeding crackers to deers. We see the great image of Buddha at Todaiji Temple. Kasuga Taisha Shrine is the largest Shinto shrine in Nara. This shrine is famous for its 2,000 stone lanterns and its 1,000 bronze lanterns. We see the typical example of Shinto.

FROM$229/ per group
KOBE Golden Tourcover image

KOBE Golden Tour

Kobe
8 hours

Kobe is one of the two largest ports in Japan. The city is well sheltered by a range of hills, with a population of about 1.5 million ranking it the 8th largest city in the nation. I can take you to Kitano Ijinkan (Foreigners' residential area), Meriken Park, Cinese market and Kobe Port Cruising. Kobe is very famous for Kobe beef, so if you want, I can take you to Kobe beef restaurant. Basically we use city loop bus for about 1,000JPY/person and your entrance fee is about 1,000JPY/person.

FROM$216/ per group

Hideo Y. Japan Tour Reviews

Wonderful tour with Hideo

Hideo is a lovely, knowledgeable guide. We spent a full day exploring Kyoto and the surrounding areas. He shared the civil and religious history of each site, answering all our questions along the way. Spend a day with Hideo, you’ll leave Kyoto with a deeper understanding and appreciation!

Caryn A.

I'm very happy to receive your excellent review. We visited Adashino Nembutsuji Temple, Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. We could see beautiful lotus flowers at Tenryuji Temple. I remembered your daughter prayed for her dream in front of Benzaiten at Kinkakuji Temple. In Fushimi Inari Taisha we enjoyed walking through 1,000 torii Gates. Thank you for joining my Kyoto tour. I wish you and your family good health and happiness.

Sherry C.

Sherry C.

5 / 5
Jul 12, 2024

Kochi Golden Tour

Kochi
6 hours 30 min

A great day touring Kochi with Hideo!

We had a lovely day touring the city of Kochi with Hideo Y. He is a delightful man and was very knowledgeable about all of the places we visited. There were 9 in our party with kids aging from 10-17. We had a micro bus and that was a great way to get around. We started at Kochi Castle then went to Katsurahama Beach and Ryogado Cave. We enjoyed each of the locations and Hideo did an amazing job educating us while keeping the kids engaged. I highly recommend Hideo, he was definitely a highlight for our trip.

Sherry C.

I'm very glad to have your wonderfl review. You visited the castle for the first time. Kochi castle has 4 stories outside but 6 floors inside. We saw iron spikes on the top of stone walls that block enemies from climbing up for the defense. Ryugado cave is one of the 3 biggest limestone caves in Japan. We could enjoy sightseing cave such as Jellyfish Stone, Thousand pillars, Memorial Waterfall and the like. We had good exercises on that day. We walked up and down many stairs in the castle and the cave. Your kids were alive and kicking. I wish you and your family all the best.

J

Joel M.

5 / 5
Jul 11, 2024

Let's Enjoy A Japanese Baseball Game!!

Osaka
6 hours

Excellent Experience

Hideo was a great guide. He secured game tickets for us before we arrived in Japan. He was prompt and met us at our hotel on time. After navigating us to the stadium and our seats, he provided insight into the traditions of Japanese baseball. At the end of the game, he led us back to our hotel.

Joel M.

I'm very happy to receive you excellent review. I'm sure you enjoyed Jaoanaese baseball game. Before the game, supporter team show its dance. Everytime the team get a score, fans begin to sing the fight song. When the games won come close, fans call "one more plyer" "One more ball." Finally fans made a big chorus "Banzai" and the fight song again. I'm sure you had a great experience how to enjoy Japanese baseball. I wish you and all your family good health and happiness.