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Nagoya 1 day Grand Tour

9 hours
up to 6 people
English ( License ), German ( Beginner )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

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.


Feel free to personalize this offer with MICHIKO.

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

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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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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point In front of the main gate of Nagoya Castle
Ending Point At your hotel in Nagoya

Inclusions & Exclusions

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)


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.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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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Reviews ( 9 )
5.0 (9) Reviews
Very Good
Zachary Zachary United States ( Couple )
4 months ago

“ Thank you very much! ”

Michiko is an excellent guide. She is very flexible to requests, communicative, and her knowledge of the areas she guides as well as English is superb.


Hi Zack, Thank you very much for such a fine review. Hopefully I had another chance to guide your clients. Best regards, Michiko

Joanna Joanna Australia ( Family with kids )
6 months ago

“ Michiko and our tour to Shirakawago ”

Michiko was a very good communicator and joyful to be around. Her easy going personality made our trip even more pleasurable. She was informative, organised and knew exactly where to go for views at Shirakawago and also where to eat! She was very helpful as my husband and I travelled with 2 young children. She was very kind and I highly recommend her for a tour. She is highly knowledgeable and we ask many, many questions!


Dear Joanna, Thank you very much for having chosen me as your tour guide this time and written a fine review for me. I'm happy to know that you enjoyed yourselves yesterday in Shirakawago. I also had a great time being with such wonderful people like your family. I hope you will continue your trip in Japan joyful and safely. Let's keep in touch!! Thanks again. Michiko

Amy Amy United States ( Friends )
7 months ago

“ Nagoya night tour ”

Great experience with the Illumination Garden. Hot spring/Spa resort was a superb choice to relax after a long flight. Michiko was very pleasant, great guide. Amy Navarrete


Hello Amy, Thank you very much for having chosen me as your tour guide during the transit time in Nagoya. I've relieved to know that you enjoyed the illuminations and the hotspring spa. I also had a great time with you and Christine at that time. I also thank you for writing a fine review for me. Please say hello to Christine for me. Thanks again and take care. Michiko

Ivy Ivy Hong Kong ( Family )
8 months 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 )
1 year 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

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