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Nagoya 1 day Grand Tour

(6) Reviews
9h $ 249 Price up to 6 people


  • Nagoya Castle
  • Osu Kannon Temple & shopping arcades
  • Oasis 21 & Nagoya TV Tower in Sakae

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249.20 USD

Price up to 6 people
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I am a National Government Licensed Tour Guide in English. I have lived in Nagoya City for more than 3 decades and I can guide you in tourist spots in Nagoya such as Nagoya Castle, Osu Kannon Temple & shopping arcade, Oasis 21 & TV Tower in Sakae and so on. Also, I can guide you to Takayama & Shirakawa in Gifu and Magome & Tsumago in Nagano and Ise in Mie, all are 2 days' trip from Nagoya.

What to Expect

Nagoya is located in the center of Japan with a population of 2.3 million, 4th largest city in Jepan. The number of the tourists visiting Nagoya has been increasing recently.
However, it is still much fewer compared with that of Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. So most tourist spots in Nagoya are not much crowded and you can enjoy sightseeing without any stress in the crowd. I'll guide you first in Nagoya Castle, which was originally built in 1612 by Tokugawa Ieyasu who is the first Shogun of Edo Shogunate.
Main Castle Tower and Main Palace were burnt down in 1945 by air bombing during WWⅡ and restored in 1959 and in 2013, respectively. Main Castle Tower is almost 60 years old and it is to be reconstructed made of wood to be completely same as the original one. Admission to the current Castle Tower will be suspended from May 7 2018 to its completion in December 2022. So it is the last chance to see the current Castle Tower. The last stage of the restoration of Main Palace is almost completed and open to the public on June 8th 2018. Moreover, Kinshachi Yokocho which is modeled after Okage Yokocho in Ise opened in March 2018 on the main gate and east gate sides of the Nagoya Castle premises as areas offering delicious local cuisine unique to Nagoya. Why don't you have a lunch here? Next you go to Osu. Osu is famous for its Buddist Temple. The nearby shopping arcades have been thriving since Edo period with many secondhand stores and street food stalls. Both oldsters and youngsters are hunging out there. You can shopping and get some nice souvenirs there. Osu is similar to Asakusa in Tokyo. Our final destination is Sakae in the central Nagoya, where you can enjoy shoppind, dining and entertainment both daytime and at night. Nagoya TV Tower is the must, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Nagoya's downtown from its observation deck. Oasis 21 is a new tourist spot ranking second in the Photogenic division by TripAdvisor, where you can take a picture of a SPACESHIP(?).

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  • Nagoya Castle
  • Osu Kannon Temple & shopping arcades
  • Oasis 21 & Nagoya TV Tower in Sakae


I can guide you in Ise in Mie prefecture and in Takayama & Shirakawa-go in Gifu prefecture, if you pay the transportation fee of mine.

Please note below:
・Transportation fee(you and guide), entrance fee(you and guide, Nagoya Castle(¥500) and TV Tower(¥700) and lunch for you and guide is NOT included.

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
transportation fee(you and guide), entrance fee(you and guide / Nagoya Castle ¥500, TV Tower ¥700), lunch(you and guide)
Meeting Point
In front of the main gate of Nagoya Castle
Ending Point
At your hotel in Nagoya
9 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 6 )
Ivy Ivy Hong Kong ( Family )
1 week ago

“ Shiragawago & Takayama ”

Lovely tour with Michiko who is professional, friendly and very knowledgeable about the area and history. Her attention to details (booking lunch place in advance so we can be seated immediately amidst the tourist crowd, checking out points of interests before the tour to make sure everything is in order ...) clearly shows her enthusiasm and effort in making your trip as enjoyable as possible. Thanks very much, Michiko, for the fascinating tour!


Hi Ivy, Thank you very much for writing fine review for me. I'm pleased to know that you enjoyed the tour and I could be your help with making the tour to Shirakawa-go and Takayama. I also had a wonderful time with Kwan family during the tour. Thanks again. Michiko

Adelene Adelene Singapore ( Family with kids )
4 months ago

“ Great fun with the family for our first ski trip! ”

Michiko-san has provided us with an excellent experience from the moment we inquired with her on the possibility of a ski trip for our family where we have no prior experience. Upon understanding our requirements and status of the family (we had 2 young kids under age of 6) she actively checked with the various ski-resorts/slopes and came back with several suggestions coupled with her recommendations. Upon the confirmation Michiko-san constantly updated us on the latest status of the ski-slopes and its suitability until it was 1 week before our trip where accurate weather forecast is available. On top of the information on the ski-slope Michiko-san also provided information and assistance on some of the equipment and items we needed for our trip. On the day of the trip, she was on-ti... read more


Dear Adelene and all KOH family members, Thank you so much for writing a fine review for me and having chosen me as your tour guide today. I am very glad to know that you were satisfied with my management before and during the tour and enjoyed skiing. Above all, I was so delighted with your two little kids did ski quite well for the first challenge! It's so surprising!!! Your kids are genius for skiing!!! My son and I also had a wonderful time sharing with your family and the ski tour this time became memorable one for us. Thank you very much and I appreciate your kindness and generosity. Take care and enjoy the rest of your trip in Japan! Hopefully we can keep in touch. See you next time in Singapore. Fondly, Michiko

Carol Carol United States ( Friends )
5 months ago

“ Shirakawa-go from Takayama ”

Michiko was an excellent guide. Her enthusiasm for the job is obvious. Her ideas of what to visit in Shirakawa and lunch suggestion were excellent. We had a much better experience visiting with Michiko as our guide than we would have had on our own. I highly recommend Michiko.


Dear Carol, Thank you very much for writing a fine review for me and having chosen me as your tour guide in Shirakawa-go. I am very glad to know that you were satisfied with my management during the tour and enjoyed the tour. I also had a fabulous time sharing with your party and learned a lot from you. I really appreciate your kindness and generosity. Hope the rest of your journey in Japan will be safe and enjoyable. Thanks again. Please say hello to your husband Bob, Cres(?) and her husband. Fondly, Michiko

MARIA MARIA United States ( Family )
6 months ago

“ The Best Tour Guide - Toba and Nagoya ”

Michiko did more than expected as our tour guide for Toba and Nagoya. She is informative, dedicated and very passionate to do an excellent customized tour to your preference. Prior to our tours she communicated alll pertinent information about the sights I would like to visit. I was traveling with my daughter who had special needs and Michiko was very patient, understanding and caring for all her needs and necessary adjustments to our itinerary. Thank you Michiko for a great time at Toba and Nagoya. You are wonderful sincere and exceeded my expectations from the time I inquired customized our tour to the end of our tour. I highly recommend Michiko!!!


Dear Maria, Thank you very much for having chosen me as your tour guide in Toba and Nagoya and writing a fine review for me. I am very glad to know that you were satisfied with my tour management and enjoyed the tour. I really had a fabulous time sharing time with such lovely people like you,Santos family. I appreciate your kindness and generosity. Next time you come to Japan, I will take you to Takayama and Shirakawa-go. Hope we will keep in touch. Please say hello to Richard and Jessica for me. Thanks again. Fondly, Michiko.

Taia Taia Australia ( Couple )
6 months ago

“ Iga Ueno Castle and Ninja Museum ”

Michiko was extremely well organised and picked us up as indendent travellers from the cruise ship "Diamond Princess" at Yokkaichi Port. We travelled to Iga Ueno Castle and the Ninja Museum Igaryu. We very much enjoyed the action packed show at the Ninja Museum and then travelled to a local restuarant to eat with the locals. Michiko was courteous and attentive and managed to adjust the schedule to meet our requirements.


Dear Taia and Peter, Thank you very much for writing a fine review for me and having chosen me as your tour guide in Yokkaichi. I am very glad to know that you were satisfied with my management during the tour and enjoyed the tour. I likewise had a fabulous time sharing time with you and Wata. I really appreciate appreciate your kindness and generosity. Hope we can see each other next time in your B&B, Australia. Thanks again and I hope your business goes well. Fondly, Michiko.

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