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Tour Guide - Hiroshi Y.

Hiroshi Y.

4.66 / 5
(305 reviews)
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Kyoto (Living), Nara

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English, Japanese (Native)

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10 hours on average

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About Tour Guide Hiroshi Y.

Hello,I am HIROSHI YOKOYAMA. Please call me Hiro, not "hero". I have been lived in kyoto

for more than 30years. So, I am very familiar with the city of Kyoto and a unique culture

developed in Japan as well. I can offer you not only historic places like Nijo castle, Kinkakuji temple ,Kiyomizu temple etc., but also off the beaten track spots Nijo jinya house or nicknamed

"ninjya house" ,Katsura Imperial Villa etc.. I am really looking forward to seeing you .

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At least 3 days of notice required before a booking

Tours

Kyoto's most popular sightseeing spots tour and enjoy a various kinds of Kyoto's specialitiescover image

Kyoto's most popular sightseeing spots tour and enjoy a various kinds of Kyoto's specialities

Kyoto
8 hours

This tour covers 3 must-see sites and Nishiki Market. You can experience the most renownd sites such as the Golden Pavilion, the rockGarden at Ryo-anji Temple where you may find an elegant beauty in its simplicity Nijo-castle ,the luxurious palace of the Tokugawa Shoguns. Sanjyu-sangendo is one of the three must -see sightseeing spots in kyoto.The thousand life-size statues and the Principal statue( height 3.5 meters) lining along the longest corrider in Japan , with a length of 120meters or 390 feet make you feel like you are in a forest of Buddhas! Every one who visits this temple says " Woow ! , It's amazing ! It's awesome ! It's awful ! " . Lastly visit Nishiki Market,where you can enjoy Kyoto’s specialities such as charming sweets , high quality tohu and Sake etc.

FROM$116/ per group
The tour covers 4 must-see sites in Kyotocover image

The tour covers 4 must-see sites in Kyoto

Kyoto
8 hours

This tour covers 4 must-see sightseeing spots in Kyoto. Firstly, we visit Fushimi Inari Shrine. If you walk through in the countless Trii-gates in the late evening , you must be feeling getting into a mysterious world. Sanjyu-sangendo temple where you can see the magnificient main statue and one thousand life sized Kannon statues. Every people says " I'ts awesome !" "I am in a forest of Buddha!!" Kiyomizudera-temple is one of the most oldest and famous temples in Kyoto. About 4mllion tourists visit this temple every year ! Lastly, we visit Nijyo-jyo Castle where you can enjoy the finest architecture and artworks and Shogun's private life in the Edo period. them we head for Gion area or flower town . If you have a good chance, you can meet a Maiko-san or a Geisya-san walking around the town.

FROM$116/ per group
Let's enjoy walking around the ancient city called Heijyokyo or Nara established in 710.cover image

Let's enjoy walking around the ancient city called Heijyokyo or Nara established in 710.

Nara
8 hours

Nara is the most ancient city in Japan. You can see one of the most biggest images of Buddha in Japan called"Daibutu-san", and You also see many deer roaming freely around in Nara park. We visit Kasuga-Taisya Shrine ,founded to protect the Heijyokyo, which is also the deity of Fujiwara family is enshrined.

FROM$116/ per group
Kiyomizudera(Kiyomizu Temple) and kawai kannjirou Memorial house and Sanjyusangendoucover image

Kiyomizudera(Kiyomizu Temple) and kawai kannjirou Memorial house and Sanjyusangendou

Kyoto
8 hours

This tour covers one of the most popular temples in Kyoto Kiyomizudera and walking around Kiyomuzu area and Shitijyo area including Sanjyusangendo temple. Plus visit a traditional Japanese house , The Kawai Kannjiro Memorial house. KawaiKanjiro(1890-1966) was one of the most famous multi-talented artists in Japan such as a ceramic sculptor, an engraver and was a skillful calligrapher.The Kanjiro’s House will carry you to the joyfulness of life. we take a walk in Sannenzaka slope and Ninenzaka street to Yasaka shrine.

FROM$116/ per group
This tour covers 3 must-see scenic spots in Kyoto. Fushimi Inari-Shrine,Nanzenji-temple and Eikando-cover image

This tour covers 3 must-see scenic spots in Kyoto. Fushimi Inari-Shrine,Nanzenji-temple and Eikando-

Kyoto
8 hours

Fushimi-Inari shrine , where there are more than 10,000 Torii-gates or Shinto holy gates on the hillside of Mt,Fushimi. If you walk through the tunnel of the Trii-gate, you must be really mesmerized ! Nanzenji-temple , a complex of Zen temples and subtemples is the ideal structure of Zen buddhist temple. The huge Sanmon gate is one of the three biggest temple gates in Japan. You can also find a canal ,which build with Roman-style brick aqueduct in the the temple site. Eikando-temple is famous of its Mikaeri-Amida Statue and the garden. Eikando-garden is well known for its Autumnal leaves colored with red and yellow. esp. during late October to November.

FROM$116/ per group

Hiroshi Y. Japan Tour Reviews

KYOTO All the Way

Hiroshi was an excellent local guide with a great command of English. He went out of his way to ensure we were able to see 3 of the most renowned sites in Kyoto. He arranged to meet and return us to the cruise terminal at Osaka on what was quite a wet day and busy day - huge crowds everwhere. To save time and to not miss out on any of the sites we agreed to take a taxi a couple of times. I would not hesitate to recommend Hiroshi.

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Jimmy M.

5 / 5
Mar 11, 2024

The tour covers 4 must-see sites in Kyoto

Kyoto
8 hours

Hiroshi (Hiro) is an amazing guide!

Hiroshi (Hiro) accompanied my mother and I during our Kyoto segment. Hiroshi (Hiro) was highly accommodating, especially when we needed to modify our schedule due to my mother’s limited mobility. In short, Hiro was an exceptional guide and showed us Kyoto through the eyes of a local. We went to Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kinkaju-ji Temple, Sanjusangen-do, among other sites. Hiro was incredibly kind and patient, especially when my mother needed to rest. He is a retired school teacher and playing quiz bowl with him was highly entertaining. He has a lot of energy! We also enjoyed a tonkatsu lunch together, where we shared stories and learned more about each other. If I get the opportunity to visit Kyoto again, Hiro will be the first guide I contact! Thank you very much Hiro!

Jimmy M.

Dear Jimmy I'm very sorry I didn't reply sooner. I am very grateful to you for your great reviews on Feb 29 tour. I am very glad to hear from that both you and your mam did have an enjoyable tour in Kyoto. There are a lots of must-see sites in Kyoto. If you visit Kyoto again, I will show you another unique sites such as Katsura detached palace, Ninjya house and Kawai Kanjiro memorial house etc. Best regards Mar 17 Hiroshi (hiro)

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Oliver S.

5 / 5
Mar 9, 2024

The tour covers 4 must-see sites in Kyoto

Kyoto
8 hours

Great Guide

We did spend a wonderful day with Hiroshi touring to the most important sights in Kyoto. He is a very funny and knowledgeable guide and challenged us with his quizzes. Great day and highly recommendable.

Oliver S.

Dear Oliver S I am grateful to you for your great reviews on Mar 9 one day tour in Kyoto. I'm very glad to hear from that all of you really enjoyed touring 4 must-see sites. What a tough and energetic traveler all of you are ! ! I hope that you will visit Kyoto and trekking more mountainous sites like Arashiyama area and Mt.Hiei area in Shiga pref. in a near future. Best regards Mar 11 Hiroshi (hiro)