The service charge varies depending on season and the number of people.
Guiding Fee up to 8 hours \30,000～\35,000
Here is a testimonial from Mr. & Mrs. Colantonio, a very happy customer.
If you’ve heard of a ”doctor’s doctor”, you’ll know what we mean by Hiro Miyanishi is a “guide’s guide”. Mr. Miyanishi was our Licensed English Tour Guide for a week in May 2014. We met up with him in Matsuyama, 25 days into our trip. We toured Matsuyama, Uchiko, Ozu, Unomachi, Uwajima, Kochi, Iya Valley, Kotohira and Takamatsu with Hiro. He is a member of the Japanese Federation of Certified Guides in other words, he gets you to where you want, when you want, for as long as you want.
Hiro is articulate, patient and available 24x7 when he is in your service. He is very flexible and encouraged us to extend a visit at one site while making clear our options to make up for the time during the balance of the day. Our touring day began by 8 am and we tried to finish by 5 pm. Even though our tour was aggressive, Hiro made the day fit the activity schedule so we never felt pressed. Crediting his flexibility, in Uwajima at 8 pm Hiro walked us to a Mom & Pop restaurant, introduced us to the owners and left them with instructions to “take care of our every wish” – and they sure did. After a long day, Hiro took us to his favorite place to eat in Kochi where we all enjoyed an evening feast among 4-500 locals until 10 pm. This type of ‘above and beyond’ style moved our trip needle from so-so to fantastic!
Another huge positive for Mr. Miyanishi was his ability to get exactly the right sized vehicle and the best driver to make our trip exceptionally enjoyable. Under Hiro’s direction, our driver couldn’t have been more pleasant, professional or more safety conscious; our car was always clean, fueled and ready to go.
If you are considering a private guide and driver in Japan, whether off-the-beaten-path or right down its middle, Hiro Miyanishi gets our five stars.
Victor & Dawn Colantonio
Newton, MA USA