Hello, I am Michiko , the same name of Japanese Empress. I am a government certified tour guide.
I have lived in Nagoya ( located between Tokyo and Osaka) for 35 years since I got married.
I worked for JAL as a flight attendant in my 20's. After retiring JAL, I have taught English and Mathematics to junior and senior high school students for 20 years.
I love traveling very much both domestically and abroad and enjoy walking around each city and talking with local people so that I can find out the way how to they live and think about their life. It's quite a fun for me. I also love hiking and mountain climbing in spring, summer and autumn, and skiing in winter.
In the countryside of Japan there still remain those farming and fishery villages where people have been rooted in their land and community, living the way handed down from generation to generation.
You can also enjoy the original Japanese landscape there.
Why don't you get out of the hustle and bustle of your busy life and have a rest rich in nature in the rural Japan enjoying beautiful scenery and local food.
I'm waiting for you!
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 6 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 8 maximum
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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Michiko is very patient and understanding of my client's story. she also planned a very meticulous and thoughtful day trip for the family and full assisted them along the way. The children and parents enjoyed her company and insight into Japan and really appreciated the heartful experience touring around Nagoya with her. During the planning, she was very efficient and quick in planning and gave many good insights that are also economical! Thank you Michiko :)
Dear Vanessa, Thank you for choosing me as the tour guide of Kenny Lee family during their tour in Nagoya and the fine review for me as wel. I also had a great time with them. The paremts are very friendly., thoughtful and cooperate. Marcus is quite independent and helps much his parents with big luggage. Alasdair is A Wishing Child and he always goes his way naturally. I love his way. I'm sorry I made a mistake in calling his name sometimes. A little girl, Arissa is so so cute! She is really an angel and a kind of princess. She is loved by everyone. Oh. I miss everyone in Lee family. I really enjoyed myself with them. Thanks again. A Happy New Year❗️ Michiko
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
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
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
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