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Hideaki M.

4.75(28) reviews
 

Available Areas

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

 

Languages

English, Japanese (Native)

 

Response Time

4 hours on average

 

Availability Updated

Today

 

About

I've got vaccinated. (Four shots)

Hello!

I’m Hideaki. Just call me “Mura” or “Mura-san”. “San” means “Mr.” or "Ms." in Japanese. I have a national tour guide license in English.

I have guided for 149 days (455 guests) in 2018 and 170 days (501 guests) in 2019.

I have experiences to live in the following cities on business.

- Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) Four years

- Nantong (China) One and half years,

- Jakarta (Indonesia) One and half years

- Baton Rouge (Louisiana, USA) Two years.

My hobbies are playing golf, listening classical music and watching football.

My basic policy as a tour guide is to entertain my guests with my best hospitality. I really like to see my guests smiling. I myself also enjoy chatting with my guest about not only a general explanation about Japanese culture and history but everything based on my experiences and hobbies.

Let’s enjoy a wonderful tour in Japan !

Important

Free pick-up service to your hotel is only in Tokyo metropolitan area, in 23 wards. For other places, the extra charge will be added depending on the distance and the time necessary.

Tours

Exciting Tokyo - One Day Tour

Tokyo
8 hours

We will visit several places in Tokyo where you can experience traditional and modern Japan in one day. Please select some places from the list below or just let me know what kind of attractions you are interested in, then I will propose a one-day tour itinerary for you. This tour is so flexible that we can change our itinerary depending on your interests. If you are Muslim, we can visit Tokyo Camii mosque and Halal restaurant.

FROM$218/ per group

Exciting Mt. Fuji - One Day Tour from Tokyo

Tokyo
11 hours

In this tour, we will visit three of the most popular Mt. Fuji viewing spots. My favorite part of this tour is when I take you to Arakurayama Sengen Park where we can have the most beautiful view of Mt. Fuji with five-story pagoda. I think this is the best place for Mt. Fuji viewing, but it is located in a little bit complicated place. So, I can take you here in the most efficient way.

FROM$281/ per group

Exciting Nikko - One Day Tour from Tokyo

Tokyo
10 hours

Nikko is one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Japan. The Shrines and Temples in Nikko were designated as a world cultural heritage in 1999. In this tour, we will visit following sightseeing spots. - Shinkyo Bridge - Rinnoji Temple - Toshogu Shrine - Futarasan Shrine - Taiyuin Mausoleum My favorite part of this tour is Toshogu Shrine. It's Japan's most gorgeous shrine and worldly famous for its colourful and elaborate sculptures of plants and animals.

FROM$257/ per group

Exciting Hakone - One Day Tour from Tokyo

Tokyo
10 hours

Hakone is one of the best sightseeing spots with beautiful sceneries and 20 kinds of hot springs. Take a Shinkansen (a bullet train) from Tokyo. After that, a mountain train that runs through valleys, a ropeway that allows you to view beautiful Mr. Fuji on a sunny day and cruising at Lake Ashi. Owakudani is the place where you can see the real volcanic activity. My favorite part of this tour is Lake Ashi where You can have the most beautiful view of Mt. Fuji with the lake.

FROM$257/ per group

Exciting Kamakura - One Day Tour from Tokyo

Tokyo
8 hours

Kamakura is called "Kyoto of Eastern Japan", because it used to be the capital of Japan from 12th to 14th century, and the first government by the Shogun, a top of samurai warriors, was located here. Kamakura offers numerous temples, shrines and other historical monuments. In this tour, we will visit three famous temples and one shrine. Personally, I love Kamakura so much and strongly recommend this tour to you, because there are so many beautiful places here.

FROM$237/ per group

Naritasan Shinshoji temple before your flight

Narita
4 hours

If you have more than 4 hours before your flight at Narita airport, you should visit Naritasan Shinshoji temple, and experience Japanese culture. It's a time-honored temple with a history of over 1000 years. In my opinion, it's the best temple in Tokyo region with great traditional buildings, beautiful Japanese gardens and Japanese food. Here, I can tell almost everything about Japanese couture and traditions to you. I can make your layover time in Japan more enjoyable and fruitful !!

FROM$115/ per group

Reviews

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Kalina M.

Nov 14, 2022

Greatest Tokyo visit !

We have amazing time .

Hideaki M.

Dear Kalina-san, Thank you very much for your review. I’m very glad to hear that you had a good time during the Tokyo tour. I also enjoyed chatting with you. Hideaki Murayama

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Giorgios V.

Oct 27, 2022

A good guide

It was a good guide

Hideaki M.

Giorgios-san, Thank you very much for your review. Luckily, we could see a beautiful autumn leaves in Nikko even though it was foggy. Have a good time in Japan!! Best Regards. Hideaki Murayama

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Julie D.

Oct 16, 2022

Review of the Exciting Mt Fuji tour and guide

The tour was wonderful, and a good learning experience! Tour- It was well-planned. The time, transportation, places and considerations for other matters were detailed and put together well. Now we know that riding the bus is actually better than the train going to Mt. Fuji, if you want a better view. We enjoyed going around the Mt. Fuji area, although Mt. Fuji was shy and only showed a part of her at the end of the day when we were on the bus home. It was nice walking around the community at the Arakurayama Sengen park because you get a glimpse of the Japanese country community life you watch in movies. We enjoyed walking up to the view deck and appreciating nature and the Shrine. At Lake Kawaguchi, we rode the ropeway and had a good view of the lake. We also had a sumptuous lunch there with their delicacy, hotou noodles. Then we went to the Oshino Hakkai area, where we appreciated the very clear, cool water and tasted chestnuts (we don't have them in our country). It is amazing how the Japanese protect and maintain their environment and respect nature. It shows what a wonderful culture they have. Guide- Mr. Hideaki was punctual, polite, patient, kind, and very helpful. Prior to the tour, he assisted with the planning and answered my questions promptly. He arrived early at our hotel lobby and helped us with the travel. All throughout the tour, he answered our queries the best way he can, and was very patient. He shared information and explained some facts about the Japanese way of doing things which was nice. He also helped other tourists who got lost. And even when we got delayed because of traffic, he still made sure we arrived at our accommodation safely without any compensation. He made our day enjoyable, and less tiring- learning and appreciating Japanese culture and nature, with less worries/anxiety on what trains or bus to catch or getting lost etc. We appreciate very much Mr Hideaki's efforts. It is nice to have a tour guide during your trip, and we hope he gets more tourists to assist in the future.

Hideaki M.

Julie-san, Thank you very much for your review. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour even though we couldn’t see Mt. Fuji due to the weather. Actually, I feel very sad for my guests if we can’t see Mt. Fuji. Have a good time in Japan!! Best Regards. Hideaki Murayama

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Michelle W.

Oct 16, 2022

Took us to all the highlights!

Took us to a Japanese garden, a temple, a shrine, lunch & shopping. He was very knowledgeable. We had a great time!

Hideaki M.

Michelle-san, Thank you very much for your review. Next time when you come to Japan, please stay several several days. There are so many things to see, to do and to eat in Japan. Best Regards, Hideaki Murayama