Inamura Hiroko Private tour guide in Shizuoka - Japan

Inamura Hiroko

Guide profile:

Dear Guests,I am Hiroko,a national licensed English tour guide( but I speak Spanish ,too) ,born in Numazu,Shizuoka(only one hour from Tokyo,near Mt.Fuji ,surrounded by beautiful Suruga Bay) and currently living in a beautiful hot spring town in Izu. I also work as an interpreter and teach English .

Through my experiences of having lived in Perth,Australia and Barcelona ,Spain, and travelled over 38 countries, I have learned that traveling and getting to know different cultures and ways of thinkings are very precious things in our lives to broden our horizons to new world .And Your travel will be more special and memorable if your expectaions such as what you would like to do ,go and eat are met .As a tour guide,

I am happy to assist you and customize the tour for you with the high flexibility and travel around at your pace.

Here in Shizuoka,especially Izu where I live ,still has not been discoverd by guests from overseas.There are many things to enjoy such as Mt.Fuji,beautiful nature ,fresh seafood ,hot springs and lots more things .For example,"Japanese tea-picking experience"-it is very fun and a unique experience in Shizuoka (the best Japanese tea production in Japan )that you do tea-picking ,wearing a traditional tea-picking Kimono ,overlooking great view of Mt.Fuji and visiting Wasabi field where you can do wasabi-picking and go to a local Sushi restaurant with wasabi you pick to taste reall fresh wasabi .My tours in Izu gives you relaxing time ,getting away from busy days in bigger cities and busy daily lives in your country .It is an ideal short trip !!!!

Depending on the requests from the guests, I customise a tour for your needs and interests ,not only here in Izu and Shizuoka areas ,but I also do tours in other cities like Tokyo,Hakone,Kamakura,Takayama,Kanazawa,Kyoto ,Himeji ,Hiroshima and others.

Good memories stay in your mind forever and make you smile and happy.

No matter how far we are, we feel very close even though we might not be able to see again.

This is a great things of traveling .

If you have any questions ,please do not hesitate to ask me .

I am looking forward to meeting in Japan!

Estoy esperando de verle a usted en japon!

Thank you and Gracious !

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Mark G.

Highly recommend Hiroko. She provided an outstanding tour. Very knowledgeable, friendly and shared many local insights/customs which made the trip even more memorable. Will definitely contact again in the future for tours to this and other locations in Japan. Thank you.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

・private tour (Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, Oosaka, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Izu and others)

-Tours from Shimizu port for the cruising guests

ーHakone tour from Mishima (this is very ideal for JP pass holders on the way to and from Tokyo as Mishima has the Shinkansen station where you can go to Hakone by local bus in 1 hour. Since many visitors go to Hakone from Tokyo(shinjyuku), the route from Mishima is very good to see the great view of Mt.Fuji from Mishima JR station .)

・I am happy to guide according to your requests, however, since I live in Izu, 1.5 hours from Tokyo, there is the transportation expence for the guide and the hotel expence depending on your requests. Please consult me upon your inquiry. Thank you very much.

-Izu Tours ・ Nakaizu(wasabi firlds, wasabi picking and great water falls)

     ・Shuzenji(charming traditional hot spring resort designated as the little

  Kyoto by Mchelin guide book)

・Shizuoka Special experience tours( Mt.Fuji,tea-picking, wasabi field tour, day hot spring tour,eating traditional Sushi resturant tour in Numazu, Unagi tour in Mishima and Hakone one day tour from Mishima and more)

・ personalized tour for a family with children

・Shizuoka travel tours for your needs

・Shizuoka tour guide general services

・Also other destinations such as Tokyo,Kamakura,Hakone,Mt.Fuji,Kyoto,Takayama ,Hiroshima and Miyajima are available. Accomodation and transportation fees for the guide are required above tours.  

-customize Tokyo interesting tours not on your guide books for shopping, sightseeings and museums.


Transportation by tour guide:

Yes, transportation can be arranged upon request. As for Izu, public transportation such as bus and train is not as convinient as major cities .So Taxi is normally used.

To get to Izu, you can take Shinkansen fron Tokyo to Mishima only 50 minutes then change to Izuhakone to Shuzenji(25 minutes ) or Izunagaoka(20minutes).

If you have JR pass, it is very useful.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

Customized 6 hours tour Price Per Group 350.00 USD
Hakone customized Tour from Shimizu Price Per Group 420.00 USD
Izu experience- 6 hours customized tour Price Per Group 400.00 USD
Seasonal Tour! Experience Tea Picking Price Per Group 320.00 USD
The customized Izu Tour December,2018 Price Per Person 1260.00 USD
Tour from Shimizu port in Shizuoka, 4 hours Price Per Group 320.00 USD

Tour guide interests:

-travelling (I have travelled over 38 countries)

-Scuba diving and swimming


-artist of Rubber stamp

-Furoshiki coordinator

-Izu peninsula Geo guide

-Aromatherapy adviser

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Mark G. 31 Mar 2018

Highly recommend Hiroko. She provided an outstanding tour. Very knowledgeable, friendly and shared many local insights/customs which made the trip even more memorable. Will definitely contact again in the future for tours to this and other locations in Japan. Thank you.

Tour Guide Comment: Dear the Gregson family, Thank you so much for a wonderful day and your warm comments on my tour. I hope that you have experienced Japanese new cultures with charms of Shizuoka. And I am the one to send you my sincere appreciation as we had a lot of laughs and smiles. I hope to see you all again and please stay happy. Best regards, Hiroko

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