My name is Hiromi Kobayashi, a certified tour guide in English mainly covering Chubu region, where we can enjoy historical, cultural and natural locations including the World Heritage and National Parks such as Ise-Shima, Shirakawa-go and so on, as well as the birthplace of Japanese automotive industry, Toyota-city.
I've been working as a freelance translator/interpreter in the fields such as automotive, semi-conductor, and IT industries and in the consequence have become enthusiastic about expressing myself in English through the introduction of Japanese cultures and natures to the guests from foreign countries.
If you're thinking of visiting Mie, Aichi and nearby prefectures, or being passionate about directly feeling the spiritual atmosphere at the most important sanctuary, "Ise-Jingu" Grand Shrine, I will be the best fit. I am willingly to take you to such attractive spots by maximizing my knowledge and expertise cultivated through my long experiences as a translator.
Please feel free to contact me anytime if you want to make your visit fruitful and beneficial.
I'm looking forward to showing you the heartbeat of Japan!
Recent reviews of this tour guide:
Our one day tour with Hiromi around Ise-shima was one of the best experiences we had in our many trips to Japan. Her knowledge of the area, detailed itinerary planning, flexibility at adding last minute stops made for a really fulfilling day. It being Christmas she was even thoughtful enough to give us a surprise rickshaw ride at Ise Jingu as a present which was such a delight! Hiromi is so friendly and puts you at ease immediately. We had such a good time and would definitely book Hiromi again
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Exquisitely-customized tour and/or experiences
If you are considering any exquisitely-customized tour and/or experiences in the central area (Aichi, Gifu and Mie prefectures), please let me know your requirements and preference. The central area is filled with many attractive and charming spots, which will meet your satisfaction!
Sample of my special tours
--- Mie Prefecture ---
(1) Ise Jingu pilgrimage
* Kimono dressing / Rickshaw ride is available
(2) Experience with real ama divers in Toba-city or Shima-city.
(3) Rare and deep experiences in a pearl village, Shima
Enjoy the charming spots of Shima-city on this drone movie:
(4) Cruise on Ago Bay in Shima-city
(5) Memorial movie making for your memory
(7) Visit to a hidden genuine Japanese sword, katana shop
----- Aichi Prefecture ------
(1) Nagoya highlights (Nagoya castle, Atsuta shrine, Oosu shopping district etc.)
(2) Toyota Plant tour
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