Hiroyuki I.

4.50(20) reviews
 

Available Areas

Chiba, Ibaraki (Living), Kanagawa, Saitama, Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, Nikko, Yokohama, Narita

 

Languages

English

 

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About

As I am a 61 year old man, born in Tokyo, graduated from a university in Tokyo and worked for a leading paper wholesale company at its headquarters for 35 years, I am an Edokko or a native Tokyoite. I am familiar with various interesting places in Tokyo and the Kanto area such as historic spots, scenic beauty, entertainment, restaurants and so on. Although I basically provide several regular walking tours for visitors from abroad, I am willing to arrange your tour plan in a customized way according to your interest. If I receive your inquiry, I am ready to hear your interest and what you want to experience, and discuss your plan with you in advance.

Let's walk about in or around Tokyo!

Tours

One day Nikko Excursion: Nature & History

Nikko
11.5 hours

Nikko is located 150 km north of the center of Tokyo. Through this tour, you can see Nikko Toshogu Shrine and the surrounding area, and get close to nature. Nikko Toshogu Shrine is well known for its extravagantly designed exterior. It is registered as World Cultural Heritage along with Rinnoji Temple and Futarasan Shrine. You can also enjoy viewing scenic beauty in mountains.

FROM$408/ per group

Kamakura History & Neighboring area Excursion [Cherry Blossom Viewing]

Kamakura
8 hours

JR Kamakura station - Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine - including mountain trail, but not long - Kotokuin(famous for the large statue of Buddha) - Hasedera Temple - by local train - Enoshima(a popular scenic spot) - Odakyu line or JR line - Shinjuku or Yokohama

FROM$232/ per group

Yokohama one day vivid and beautiful tour [Cherry Blossom Viewing in Sankeien]

Yokohama
8.5 hours

After meeting at your hotel - by train and bus - from 9:30 am enjoying strolling in Sankeien Garden - by bus - from 11:30 am walking through various sightseeing spots: China town, Yamate old foreigners' residential area, Yamashita Park, Osanbashi International Passenger Terminal and the Minato Mirai area - by train - at your hotel(break up)

FROM$241/ per group

Colorful Walking Tour in Tokyo [Cherry Blossom Viewing in Shinjuku Gyoen]

Tokyo
8 hours

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatory(a panoramic view) - Shinjuku Gyoen National Park - Meiji Jingu Gaien(a famous street lined with ginkgo trees) - Nezu Art Museum(besides exhibits, a wonderful Japanese garden) - Omote Sando(a high-end shopping street) - Ota Memorial Museum(specializing in Ukiyo-e, wood-block printing) - Meiji Shrine

FROM$232/ per group

Excursion to a fine Flower Garden and a High-class Temple [Cherry Blossom Viewing]

Tokyo
5 hours

After meeting at your hotel - by train and bus - Jindaiji Temple(located in Chofu city) - Jindai Botanical Garden - Jindaiji Temple Town(lunch, shopping and handmade pottery) - by bus and train - Shinjuku station(break up)

FROM$167/ per group

Narita & Neighboring Optional Tour [Cherry Blossom Viewing in Naritasan Park]

Narita
8 hours

After meeting at 9:30 am - a 20 minute walk - Narita-san Shinshoji - to Narita station around 12:30 pm - two optional tours: one is Kawamura Art Museum(a 2 hour facility tour & a 2 hour round trip to and from Narita station) , the other is Boso-no-mura(a two hour facility tour & a two hour round trip to and from Naraita station) - at Narita station around 5:30 pm(break up)

FROM$250/ per group

Reviews

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Div S.

Jan 2, 2020

...a little of this & a little of that at the market plus the green tea is hard to beat. then the garden...the beauty of nature walking at the park is very unwinding.

He has characteristics that tourist guides “must have”

Hiroyuki I.

Dear Div I am very pleased to hear you praise my personality, and you enjoyed walking on the shopping streets and through the park. There are many things to see and experience in Japan. I hope you will come to Japan again and we will see each other again. Thank you so much. Hiro

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Debra R.

Oct 24, 2019

Difficult Day In Nikko

Hiroyuki is an amicable, pleasant guide whose English is good but not fluent. We had some questions that he clearly did not understand. Our trip to Nikko was not a success because Hiro was not prepared with a “Plan B’” in mind for the difficulties that we experienced. The difficulties were not his fault: a national holiday that created horrific problems and delays on public transportation and fog that prevented us from seeing 2 out of 3 sites in Nikko. We are 4 very active senior citizens but standing on trains and especially crammed busses for hours was not pleasurable. We could not even see the landscape. Adding the fact that it was foggy was a recipe for disaster. We finally made it to the ropeway and Hiro seemed surprised that we didn’t want to go up. There would be nothing to see in total fog! The situation was similar with the waterfall area. We did have a nice lunch but by the time we waited yet again for a packed bus, we decided to skip the shrine as it was already 3:30pm. Basically we traveled to Nikko and saw nothing but the train and bus stations! Much of this was not Hiro’s fault BUT much could have been mitigated by him doing the following: 1. Offer an option for private transportation in Nikko via taxi or van for a fee. 2. Check the weather conditions and have a plan for alternative activities. In our case he should have reversed his schedule so that we could have at least seen the shrine in town! He didn’t know about the fog…we don’t know the area but knew there were foggy conditions because we checked the weather prior to departure! We are experienced travelers and don’t stop because of weather! However, fog that obliterated 2 out of 3 sites plus transportation chaos meant an unfavorable experience.

Hiroyuki I.

Dear Debra Thank you very much for joining the tour to Nikko. I am very sorry that your precious day was spoiled by bad weather, traffic jams and my bad conduct. Hiroyuki

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Frans K.

Oct 17, 2019

Very beautifull waterfalls

Hiroyuki was very friendly but sometimes a little hard to understand and we felt that if his grasp of english had been better he would have had a lot of knoledge to impart. The tour was wonderful and we took a lot of photos to remind us of the beauty of this area.

Hiroyuki I.

Dear Frans Thank you for joining the tour in the countryside to see waterfalls. I am very surprised to hear that you are very knowledgeable about Japan. I enjoyed accompanying you as a guide. Hiroyuki

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Carolina A.

Jul 9, 2019

Very informative

Hiroyuki was very flexible and accommodating as we only had a few hours to spend in Tokio. Very nice experience! Wish we had more time to learn more about Japan and its culture.

Hiroyuki I.

Dear Carolina Thank you for your good appraisal on my job. I am very pleased that you spent the precious time on experiencing Japanese culture and talking about many things to each other. I am waiting for you to come to Japan again and at that time I would like to accompany you as a guide. Japan is a wonderful country to travel in and it have many things to see. Hiroyuki