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Send message only 13 days available in December
US$ 29 Hourly rate Price up to 10 people
I have another job during week days so I'm available mainly on Sundays and few weekdays.
But during the spring, summer and winter vacation, I can have the tour.
I can have a tour in Shimizu (Shizuoka), under the circumstanstances that the previous accomodation and the transportation fee ( Tokyo→Shimizu return) are paid.
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Last updated: 10 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Chiba , Gunma , Hakone , Ibaraki , Kamakura , Kanagawa , Mount Fuji , Nikko , Saitama , Tochigi , Tokyo , Yokohama

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( Business )

(1) Reviews
Hourly rate 29 USD Price up to 10 people
( Max : 19 People )
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Hi! This is Minako. I’d like to walk with you in Japan.
I’m a licensed English guide and English teacher at the private junior and high schools. I usually teach at school, so why don’t you go out with me on Sunday? It could be crowded on Sunday, but Japanese trains are punctual! Now I’m on vacation! Let’s enjoy Japanese summer with Minako!
Japanese history as well as western and Chinese history are my favorite. Moreover, I can tell you the latest trend in Japan, because I can get much information from my students and my own kids aged 19and 16.
Let’s enjoy new and historical Japan with me!

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Private Tours

First visit Japan

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This tour wil help the custromers understand Japan. If the customers wonder about where to visit, Minako will show them some guidance. Minako would lik...
5 Hours US$ 147 up to 10 people

Shinjuku with Minako

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Shinjuku station (South exit) → If you have time, you’all visit Shinjuku Gyoen→West Shinjuku →the Metropolitan government office →Kabuki-cho→West Shinjuku
2 Hours US$ 59 up to 10 people

Walking in Nikko with Minako (by train)

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In Japan, it could be crowded on Sunday. But Japanese trains are punctual. Why don’t you go to Nikko with me by train? You can enjoy historical sites i...
8 Hours US$ 235 up to 5 people

Mt.Fuji with Minako

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Have you ever seen the pictures of Mt. Fuji ? The perfect corn-shaped mountain with snow-capped is marvelous. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery and col...
10 Hours US$ 294 up to 2 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.

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Is the price per person or per group?

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Can I add more people to my booking?

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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 time, there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 1 )
Jeb Jeb Singapore ( Family )
2 years ago

“ Great new experience with a very helpful guide ”

We had a very happy celebration of my dad’s birthday thanks to Minako. She prepared well for the trip and was able to guide us to a unique experience of brewing in Ibaraki. We could not have been able to enjoy the experience as much without her help. She came prepared with tickets and materials and also visited the venue before the trip. We are quite happy and would recommend her any time.


It is I, Minako, that am full of gratitude for the wonderful experience. I'm so impressesd with the caring of Jeb and his brother toward their parents. I hope my rebelleious kids will grow up to be such kind adults like them. And someday my kids as well as Minako will welcome such a brilliant family in Japan again. Love, Minako