Kathleen ItoUnited States
Hiroko made our trip so seamless. She explained many things, in excellent English. She is very knowledgeable. She knows this area well so could take us to some out of the way places we might not think to visit. I highly recommend her for a visit to Kyoto and Osaka.
Thank you for providing such a lovely and knowledeable tour guide, Hiroko. I had a wonderful time exploring Nara with her. She was passionate and caring. It was obvious she loves doing what she does. I would have no problems recommending Hiroko and using ToursByLocals. Definitely 5 stars. Once again thank you very much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Kerry. Yes, we enjoyed Nara on a lovely day! I hope you'll come back to Japan in the near future and find different part more and more. Take care and enjoy your life as well. Warm regards, Hiroko.
Yayra M Sanchez-DiazUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for giving me a lot of stars ! Please visit Japan again in the future ! All the best, Hiroko
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for stars! Hope you’ll visit Japan again. Best, Hiroko
Steven GreenUnited States
We also toured with Hiroko for two wonderful days in Kyoto. Hiroko gladly modified the Nara tour to start from our hotel near Kyoto Station, then go to Nara and after Nara we went to Osaka and toured Osaka Castle. She knew exactly how to manage the train connections which gave us a wonderful day, and she got us back on the correct train from Osaka to Kyoto. Hiroko's English is exceptional and her knowledge of history and Japanese culture is very inspiring. We highly recommend Hiroko!
Eileen KodamaUnited States
We highly recommend signing up for a tour with Hirokosan! She is very informative, knows the history of the area, and will go at your pace. We learned so much about the city!
An amazing tour by Hiroko of Nara. We had requested to visit Horyuji Temple, in addition to some venues at Nara, and Hiroko planned all the connections perfectly, plus, we didn't feel rushed at all. We felt privileged for having Hiroko be our tour guide, and her enthusiasm and knowledge of the venues visited have left us with fond memories of Japan. Many thanks for being our tour guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chris and family, thank you very much ! Horyuji Temple is really spectacular, worth visiting! Also wild deer made our day in Nara so special. Please make another plan to visit Japan, and make different memories. Thank you. Best, Hiroko
We did 2 tours with Hiroko.Excellent guide. Very nice, kind and polite person. Her recommendations on the programme, restaurants, explanation on each site visited were great. Highly highly recommended guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Vlad san. I'm very happy that all of you loved the meals, places and others for 2 days. I hope you'll make another plans to travel around the world ! If possible, please come back to Japan again. Please say hello to your fellow travlers. All the best, Hiroko
We had a great time with hiroko in nara. With all of those deers and the buddist and shinto temples, it became more enjoyable with hiro guiding us and again teaching the kids lots of the language.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Harry ! It was so lovely day in Nara. I'm really happy your family enjoyed the day with deers a lot.
Very professional and knowledgeable tour guide. We had three kids in our group and she did a great job being flexible enough to accomodate our group. Highly recommend Hiroko!
Suzanne RichardUnited States
What a wonderful day we had in Kyoto! We could not have had a better guide!! Hiroko is so informative. She makes the past come alive as she tirelessly guides you around. Do not miss this wonderful opportunity to learn and see this amazing part of Japan.
Mary F.United States
Hiroko planned our day in Nara to include feeding the sacred deer in Nara Forest, visiting a Shinto Matchmaker's Shrine, watching our written paper "fortunes" emerge from the depths of a pond, and of course, a visit to impressive Todai-ji with its Great Buddha. We met Japanese school children on school field trips who enjoyed practicing their English language skills with us. The day was delightful.
Yuet Ngoh ChanMalaysia
We really enjoyed our day with Hiroko-san in Nara. She was kind enough to customize the tour for us and start in Kyoto. The pace of the tour was just right. She was great guide explaining everything in an engaging manner. Thanks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Gokce-san, thank you very much for joining my tour and giving me that heartwarming comments. Hope you'll enjoy the tour. Really really THANKS !
Sharyn FeinUnited States
Hiroko is a lovely guide. Easy paced and very sweet we had a lovely day in Nara! She was instrumental in helping us speak with families celebrating monumental occasions at the Shrine! Visited secret gardens as well!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sharyn. Yes, we fortunately had a good opportunity to celebrate rites of passage so often. Hope you'll enjoy the rest of your tour in Japan !
Our day with Hiroko in Nara was a magic experience.She opened a window to an extraordinary world of temples and the beautiful deers.She is a good English speaker and a very nice guide.I will recomend her for anybody that want to have a wonderful experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cecilia, thank you very much for joining my tour and giving me a lot of stars ! It was a perfect day to spend a good time in Nara both the weather and cute deers. I believe you had uncountable memories in Japan. I hope we'll meet again. Take care ! Hiroko