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Nagoya Highlights and/or Nakasendo Tour

by Masaki
(57) Reviews
8h $ 319 Price up to 6 people


  • Nagoya Castle
  • Atsuta Jingu
  • Osu Kannon
  • Magome Post Town
  • Tsumago Post Town
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318.50 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person.
$ 9.10
Extra hour.
$ 18.20


Nagoya has formed a unique cultural zone including food, located between Tokyo and Osaka.
To be sure, Nagoya Castle, Atsuta Jingu and Osu Kannon are very popular as a sightseeing spot.
But after a two-hour ride to the suburbs, you will see amazing historical, natural views such as Magome and Tsumago post towns
Nagoya and its suburbs present you Japan's original scenery.

What to Expect

Nagoya Highlights
Nagoya Castle has been a symbol of Nagoya over 400 years. It consists of the tower, palace and garden. The original building were burnt down in 1945 but they were reconstructed as it used to be. The gorgeous inside of the palace is overwhelming to visitors.
Atsuta Shrine
Atsuta Shrine is one of oldest shrines in Japan. It is located at the south of Nagoya, covered with thick forests. There are three camphor trees estimated over 1000 years old. Next to Ise Shrine, it is rated as the second important shrine. The legendary sword is enshrined inside.
Osu Kannon
The history of the temple dates back to the 12th century.
But it was moved to its current site in the 17th century.
The Kannon, a wooden statue, is said to be carved by Kobo Daish, Japan's the most important Buddha priest. It also contains very important classic texts. After visiting the temple, you may enjoy shopping in the neighboring shopping district. There are 1200 shops there.
Magome Post Town
Tsumago Post Town
About 400 years ago, there was "Nakasendo" national route covering 500 km between Tokyo and Kyoto.
People traveled along the route on foot for 12 - 16 days. There were 69 post towns. Most of them were lost but even today there are a few that retain the original scene. Magome and Tsumago are one of these. Here you can see the original Japan, different from those of Kyoto and Nara.

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Masaki Licensed Guide
(57) Reviews


  • Nagoya Castle
  • Atsuta Jingu
  • Osu Kannon
  • Magome Post Town
  • Tsumago Post Town


I can guide you in Hiroshima, Okayama, Kagawa, Nagoya and Takayama if you pay my transportation fee.

The following itineraries are possible,

Nagoya Castle - Atsuta Shrine - Osu Kannon (8 hours)

Nagoya Castle - Magome Post Town (9 hours)

Magome Post Town - Tsumago Post Town (9 hours)

What‘s included
guide fee, guide's lunch
What‘s not included
transportation fee during tour(you and guide), transportation fee between my place and Nagoya Staton (4000 yen)
entrance fee
Meeting Point
Nagoya Station
Ending Point
Nagoya Station
8 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 people   Flexible

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 ( 57 )
Carol Carol Philippines ( Family )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ Very good tour guide! ”

Excellent and easy communication with Masaki during preparation for the tour. Masaki speaks very good English. He answered all questions promptly and thoroughly and he made suggestions and sent photos of alternative sights to see when one of the places we wanted to go to was not open on the date of our tour. He went out of his way to book us additional services like the rickshaw and a van which was a last-minute decision. Everything was planned out well. Day 1 was Kyoto by van and day 2 was Osaka by public transpo. Masaki picked us up on time from our Kyoto Airbnb with the van he booked for us and dropped us off at our Osaka Airbnb after the tour. It was a very long day but everything worked out well! He picked us up again the next day from our Osaka Airbnb for our Osaka tour. Masaki gave ... read more

Ian Ian Australia ( Family with kids )
2 weeks ago

“ Kyoto family tour. ”

We had a wonderful day with Masaki. He gave us a lot of information about the places we visited and managed to steer us through the New Year crowds. Also he was happy to give tips and information about things to do by ourselves. He took lots of photos for us . Regards Ian,Lisa &Emma


Hi Ian Thank you for a prompt review. On New Year Day, Kyoto was crowded everywhere. Hope she will dance in Japan on TV. She has a talent. Thanks to cooperation, our tour went smoothly. Your Japan tour still continues, take care of yourselves because Japan becomes colder from now on. See you again.

Maria Teresa Maria United States ( Couple )
2 months ago

“ Excellent tour guide ”

I highly recommend Masaki. He show us around Ōsaka. Masaki’s English is very good. He is very knowledgeable! We will make sure to recommend him with our friends. Thank you! Thank you! Masaki we really enjoyed our Ōsaka tour. Julio & Teresa

Christian Christian United Kingdom ( Family )
2 months ago

“ First class ”

Masaki could not have worked harder. He took us to all of the places we wanted to see and tailored the itinerary perfectly. He is full of knowledge and good humour. We did not simply see the sights, we learned about the history of Zen Buddhism, meditation practice and breathing and Japanese philosophy. After the tour was over, he sent us over 70 excellent photos that he had taken during the day, which is a great souvenir. This was a first class day out and we highly recommend Masaki.


Hi Christian, Thank you for sending a good message. I'm very happy to share my knowledge about the meditation method with you. Did Anita start meditation today? No matter how short your time is, practice it in succession. Practice makes perfect. By the way, Christian you are sure to be the best son in the world. See you again. Masaki

Catherine Catherine Japan ( Solo )
2 months ago

“ Great experience I have encountered with Masaki ”

Masaki is a very passionate guide who takes his time to explain every aspects of the culture; he made my stay in Kyoto very memorable


Hi Catherine, Thank you for a good review. Yes, as you say, it was a very unique tour indeed. This encounter is a gift from God. Probably both of us are a good person. See you again. Masaki

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