Hiroshi Y.

4.65 / 5
(291 reviews)

Available Areas

Kyoto (Living), Nara


English, Japanese (Native)

Response Time

10 hours on average

Availability Updated

3 days ago

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 .


At least 3 days of notice required before a booking



Mandeep S.

5 / 5
Oct 1, 2023

Showing The Best Of Kyoto

Hiroshi San took us around Kyoto on September 25, 2023. A very experienced and knowledgeable guide, Hiroshi San also turned out to be a quiz master and even giving a reward to the winner. It was a great experience visiting the Sanjusan-Gen-Do with him. His knowledge gave us insights into the cultural aspects of the sights we visited. Hiroshi San also took us to places which were not part of the initial plan and was extremely flexible. We cherish the time spent with Hiroshi San


Nicole R.

5 / 5
Sep 19, 2023


I highly recommend Hiroshi as your guide in Kyoto. He took me to the Nijo Jinya which requires an interpreter, Nijo Castle, Kyoto State Guest House and Sanjusagen-do Temple. All were amazing. Hiroshi also help me resolve a problem I was having with JR pass. Without his help I would have had to buy new Shinkansen tickets. Hiroshi is knowledgeable, caring and very friendly.

Hiroshi Y.

Dear Nicole R Thank you for your great reviews on one day tour in Kyoto. You looked like a professional photographer because you were taking pictures in every nook and corner except Sanjyu- sangen-do temple. I felt so happy and relieved to hear that JR Pass problem was solved at last on that day. Best regards Sep21 Hiroshi Y.

Kyle H.

5 / 5
Sep 9, 2023

Tours of Nara and Kyoto

Hiroshi was an outstanding tour guide. He is very knowledgeable about the history of both Nara and Kyoto and speaks excellent English. We covered both areas in about 8 hours each day and the really nice part of his tour was he avoided the large crowds which allowed us to see more sights. When we go back, we will definitely employ Hiroshi's services again. A+++ rating!

Hiroshi Y.

Dear Kyle H. I say thank you for your great reviews on tour in Kyoto and Nara. I also enjoyed guiding such a knowledgeable person like you , esp. Japanese traditional architecture. I hope you may get an inspiration from unique temple and gardens. Best regards Sep 14 Hiroshi Y.


Eveline D.

5 / 5
Sep 9, 2023

Highlights of Kyoto

Dank aan Hiroshi voor de tour door Kyoto! Goed tempo en vriendelijk, heel erg aan te bevelen!

Hiroshi Y.

Dear Eveline D Sorry, I don't understand your mail written by unknown language. Anyway , I am grateful to you for great reviews. I also enjoyed guiding you in 5 must-see sites in Kyoto, thank you. I hope you will have a wonderful trip at the rest of the tour in Japan. Best regards Hiroshi Y.