I've been working as a licensed guide/interpreter since 2008. I guide mainly for private or small groups (6 travelers) for Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Koyasan, Himeji, Hiroshima(including Miyajima), Adachi Museum of Art, Naoshima and Teshima islands .
You can see not only the famous sightseeing spots but not often shown in the guide book.
I'm personally interested in the architecture. If you have the same preferences, please let me know. Let's explore the local towns with me!
If you have a preference, feel free to ask me before finalizing the tour.
Please pass me your travel information below:
1. your hotel location and name(except for Airbnb houses and apartments),
2. have a rail pass or not,
Let me guide you with hospitality.
Airbnb houses and apartments have not officially permitted accommodation in Japan. I'm a national licensed guide. As long as they're not licensed, I cannot accept travelers will stay there. If you'll stay there, please find another guide. Thank you.
A Recent Review of this guide
Hiroko was absolutely wonderful as a guide. For two days she walked us through so many beautiful temples, parks and paths, seamlessly combining undergrounds, buses, trolleys and local trains to cover sights all over Kyoto's spectacular landscape. Hiroko gave us a wonderful education in Japanese culture, traditions and food as we explored the city with her. We could not have found a better teacher and companion for our first Kyoto visit.
Guide License No.EN00760 since 2008
*Guide-interpreters without special qualification must not drive a car or a bus for tourists.
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*Insurance is not included.