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Nobuko

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Reviews ( 39 )
Yasin Yasin Turkey ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Amazing Tokyo ”

Nobuko was an amazing person and patient with everything , she knew everything about Tokyo which made us more interesting of knowing more and more , she was pront in everything she was speaking about we could understand everything. She was so cute 😇and I loved her so much and i don't know how she was not getting tired at the end of the day she was again energic as the first day even now I miss her so much while talking about her 😔 ❤🧡💛💚💙💜💖

Nobuko:

Dear Diana, Thank you so much for your great review! It really encourages me. I remember we talked and talked all the day.You were so curious about Japanese custom, religion, culture of Japanese. It was very interesting time to talk and think about them. Additionally, I was so impressed with your talent of art when I looked at your fashion design book. I am looking forward to meetingt again near future. I will have studied halalu food more until we meet next time. Please send my best regards to Smet and Yasin. I appreciate them for their much consideration. See you!

Sarina Sarina United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Excellent guide in Tokyo ”

Nobuko was our guide for Tokyo. She was knowledge and insightful regarding Japanese culture and sites. She was patient and thoughtful. At the end of the day, there was a problem with the train we were taking; took us an extra hour to get home. She quickly found us a new route and made sure we got back to the hotel safely. We felt very well cared for and had a wonderful time.

Nobuko:

Dear Sarina, Thank you so much for your warm comments! I am very pleased to know you were satisfied with our tour. I also enjoyed to show you around Tokyo. You were so curious! By the way, we were surprised to meet the sudden accident of the train, weren’t we? I t was also my first experience. Please send my best regards to Marcos and Ron! Nobuko

stephane Stephane Singapore ( Solo )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ great day in TOKYO with NOBUKO ”

i spend great day visiting Tokyo with Nobuko. she knows city very well and will guide you to many hidden gems in city.

Nobuko:

Thank you very much for your kind review. Even though it was a little bit chilly outseide, we walked a lot. I spent a joyful time with you and enjoy talking with you very much. I would like to guide you more places next time. See you again.

Pru Pru United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Excellent day in Tokyo with Nobuko ”

Don’t know what we would have done in Tokyo without Nobuko! She helped us plan our itinerary for the day and met us at our hotel in the morning. It was a very rainy day, so we had to change our plans in the afternoon. Nobuko came up with an alternative visit to a fire ceremony which was very interesting and well worth seeing. she went out of her way to help us with some shopping, as one of our bags did not arrive on time. Just wish we had a few more days in Tokyo to have her guide us!

Nobuko:

Dear Pru, Thank you very much for your heartwarming review ! It was so interesting to talk with you about making potteries. Additionally I enjoyed visiting a pottery gallery with you so much. Let’s visit art museums together when you come to Japan next time. See you ! Nobuko

Tony Tony United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ First Class Nobuko . ”

Nobuko took the email us to ensure that we had the right itinerary before we left . On the day were late joining her but she reorganised the schedule so that we could see everything we wanted to plus a couple of other sights . She was charming and we enjoyed her knowledge as well as spending time with her . Thank you Nobuko .

Nobuko:

Thank you for your wonderful review! We were really lucky today, weren't we? We could see beautiful Mt. Fuji covered with snow from Komagatake Ropeway . Besides, I was also impressed with the vast fields of pampass grass near Sengokubara. They were fantastic experiences for me, too! I really enjoyed the tour with you so much. I hope you will have a very good time in the rest of the days in Japan, too. Please give my regards to Frances. I am looking forward to seeing you again on Tokyo Olympic days in 2020 !

jamie Jamie United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Very informative and knowledgeable ”

Nobu was thoughtful, knew Tokyo well and tailored the trip to our desires. Would highly recommend.

Nobuko:

Dear Jamie, Thank you very much for your amazing review ! Did you find nice suveniors in Ginza after the tour yesterday ? I am so glad to know you enjoyed our tour yesterday. Additionally we were lucky because it stopped raining. So we could walk a lot outside and visit a lot of places more than we expected. However, It was short time, so please come to Tokyo and stay longer next time. I will show you Tokyo more. Please enjoy watching the game of Rugby World Cup tonight (I hope Japan will win) ! See you again!

Simon Simon United Kingdom ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Walking tour ”

We had a fantastic tour with Nobu. From the very start of the booking Nobu was extremely responsive via messages, giving a great option for our itinerary. We were a group of four siblings and highlights were fish market and Meiji shrine. In addition, Nobu was extremely helpful navigating us around the metro line which we could then use for other days of our stay. The best part of the day was Nobu’s suggestion of a sushi lunch, in an intimate 9 seater restaurant in Ginza. The sushi master was amazing!! Thank you Nobu and we would highly recommend her to anyone else!!!

Nobuko:

Dear Simon, Thank you for your fantastic review! I am so glad to know you enjoyed the tour. and like the sushi restaurant. I also enjoyed it with you even though it was short time. I would like to guide you longer time next time. And I can show you many good restautants again. So please come to Tokyo again! I am looking forward to seeing you. Please give my best regards to Alex, Patrick and Helen.

Louis Louis South Africa ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Highly recommended Private Tour Guide ”

Nobuko helped us with our first day in Tokyo, including obtaining IC cards for trains. We also visited a couple of places thereafter with her as our guide. She is a great host and highly recommended. Her service is next level! Well done and thank you Nobuku!!

Nobuko:

Dear Louis, Thank you for your great review! Even though our tour was very short, I really enjoyed the time with all of you on September 19. All of you were so interesting ! Could you find the way to stadiums easily on September 20 and 21 without any problems ? I am sorry that South African team lost the match unfortunately , but I hope you enjoyed the rest of the days in Tokyo. And I hope you will come to Japan again. I would like to guide more places next time. See you ! Best regards, Nobuko

Anne Anne Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ 4hrs city tour ”

I booked Nobuko last minute for my family last Monday. My family had only good words for her. She was very accommodating and knowledgeable. She even taught my sister how to buy subway tickets going back to hotel. I would recommend her to my friends!

Nobuko:

Dear Ann, Thank you so much for your warmful review! i am very happy to know your family enjoyed the tour yesterday. Even though the tour time was only 4 hours, I also enjoyed the tour with them very much. They were nice persons.I hope I can guide them longer time if they come to Japan again. Please send my best tegards to Janeth, Jonie, Soledad and Johnny!

Damian Damian Ireland ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ A brilliant day in Tokyo with Nobuko ”

My wife and I had the pleasure of spending a fantastic day with Nobuko in Tokyo in early September. The entire day was simply outstanding from start to finish. Nobuko's manner and professionalism is only matched by her knowledge and passion for the city. Nobuko organised a personal itinerary that covered all of our main interests as well as making some brilliant suggestion for our other days in Tokyo. A guide in Tokyo is a great way to get around and I would have no hesitation in highly recommending Nobuko's services. Thank you Nobuko and thank you Tokyo !

Nobuko:

Dear Damian and Fiona, Thank you so much for your hearty messages. I am happy to know you have enjoyed Tokyo very much ! I also enjoyed the time with you. It made me remember the memory of visiting Dublin many years ago. Please come to Tokyo again. I will show you more deep & hidden places and my favorite shops in Tokyo next time. I am looking forward to seeing you again ! Best regards , Nobuko

Michael Michael United Kingdom ( Family )
Very Good
2 months ago

“ Interesting tour ”

Greatly enjoyed the itinerary Nobu arranged for us. Gave us many options and detailed information about how to do others at a later date. Her care for three elderly clients extended to ensuring we had seats on the metro.

Nobuko:

Dear Michael, Thank you for your warm review. I am very happy to know you enjoyed our tour. Especially, the fire ritual of Fukagawa Fudoson Temple was so sacred, was'nt it ? I was a little bit sory that the tour was for only 4 hours. I wanted to show you more interesting places in Tokyo. Please gime my best regards to your families and stay longer time in Tokyo next time!

Lisa Lisa Canada ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Nobuko is an outstanding guide ”

Nobuko took our family on an incredible eight hour tour on our first day in Tokyo. She is very knowledgeable, extremely nice and caring and very flexible. We can’t believe how much we saw in one day, all by taking subways and walking around with her. I can’t imagine navigating the subways and neighbourhoods so efficiently and enjoyably on our own. There’s very little English (although signs in the subway are in English) in Tokyo and it is so so helpful to have an English speaking Japanese guide. Nobuko went out of her way to find a restaurant that could accommodate some special food needs of our family. I wanted to buy a good quality kitchen knife and she knew just where to take me. My husband and I and our three twenty something children had an outstanding day! We highly recommend Nobu... read more

Nobuko:

Dear Lisa, Thank you for a great review. It encouraged me so much! I really enjoyed the tour with you and your family. It was a very wounderful time for me. Especially, I was so impressed to know Solomon's Japanese is excellent ! I learned how tasty Hummus is thanks to Ariel and Shira. I will try to make it myself. And I appreciate Zindel for much consideration. Please send my best regards to everyone. Additionally, please tell Solomon to ask me about Japanese anytime! I hope I can meet all of you again. See you!

Luis Luis Portugal ( Family with kids )
Very Good
3 months ago

“ Exciting and full day! ”

It was a really good experience and we’re very glad we’ve booked with Nobuko; There was no way to see so much in such a short time! The lunch in a quiet neighborhood was great! Thank you so much for your guidance, Nonuko;

Nobuko:

Hello, Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed our tour yesteday. As it was very hot and humid, you must have been very tired during the tour yesteday. Additionally, I hope you enjoyed TEAM LABO, TOKYO SKY TREE, and EAST GARDEN and so on today. Please have a nice trip to Kyoto and Hiroshima in this week. Could you give my best regards to your family? Nobuko

Elliott Elliott Australia ( Couple )
Very Good
3 months ago

“ SHOPPING IN TOKYO - ASK FOR NOBUKO! ”

We gave Nobuko the task of shopping -- both specific items (such as coffee thermos) and general items (such as Japanese brand name clothes for women). When we met with Nobuko, it was obvious that she had spent a lot of research time on our requests -- she had over 15 different places for us to shop! We concentrated in The Ginza and Ometo-sando areas, finishing with a visit to her recommended hair salon!

Nobuko:

Dear Elliot, Thank you for your review. It was very hot and humid, wasn’t it yesterday?However The shopping tour with you and Pam in Ginza was very interesting. And I like the clothes Pam bought. I am sorry that we cannot go to all of the shops which are planned at the first because of time limit. Anyway I hope you and Pam will enjoy in Kyoto also. Give my best regards to Pam, please. Nobuko

Irene Irene Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ 10 hours in Tokyo ”

Although a very hot humid day we were guided efficiently and expertly through our itinerary. Nobuko adapted to our requests and change of times with no trouble. An enjoyable day. Thank you.

Nobuko:

Dear Irene, thank you for your warmful review! Yes, it was so humid and hot on July 24, was'nt it? However I enjoyed much talking with you and Margarita. Especially the tour episode of Russia was so interesting. Please give my best regards to Margarita. and come to Japan again. I will take you to more places!

Richard Richard United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Enjoyable day discovering the great city of Tokyo ”

We had a great day with Nobu. I was visiting Tokyo with 2 of my children and we wanted to get a feel for the culture of Japan and eat some great food. We walked (and used the trains)all over the city, it was a busy, informative and delicious day. Nobu was sweet and kind and we were very happy to have her as our guide.

Nobuko:

Dear Richard, Thank you for your wonderful review! Even though it was a rainy day yesterday, I enjoyed the tour and talking with you, Alix and Jack very much. And I was so happy to know you found many virtues of Japanese cultures. I hope you will enjoy the rest of days in Tokyo and Kyoto including taking of Shinkansen . Please come to Tokyo again in the future, because I would like to take you to a sumo stable! And please give my best regards to Alix and Jack. See you!

William William United States ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Tokyo tour ”

Our day tour of Tokyo with Nobuko was excellent. She was very kind and pleasant and knew exactly what areas of the city to visit. She was very knowledgeable of the train system an very efficient getting around. Thank you Nobuko!!!

Nobuko:

Dear William, Thank you for your great review ! I am happy to know all of you enjoyed staying in Tokyo. And I enjoyed the tour with you. Especially visting Ghibri museum was the first time for me too, It became my wonderful memory. Thank you for giving me a good experience. By the way, how did you like Kyoto? I hope all of you also enjoyed many frugal sites and various local foods in Kyoto. See you next time!

Kenneth Kenneth United States ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Caring and Attentive ”

She was knowledgeable and flexible throughout the day. She went out of her way to make the day interesting and fun. She listened.

Nobuko:

Dear Ken & Dale, Thank you for your wonderful review ! I enjoyed the tour with you yesterday very much. Especially, I was impressed with your episodes of work and life balance. By the way, I apologize I made you walk a lot so much. Is it OK with your knees today? I hope you arrived at Kyoto without problems today. Please enjoy the most frugal city Kyoto. I hope I can guide you Tokyo again. See you!

Tim Tim United States ( Solo )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Great Tour Guide ”

Nobuko was great! She is very conscientious and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her as a guide.

Nobuko:

Dear Tim, Thank you for your great review ! Even though one day trip to Hiroshima was so busy, it was very meaningful for me, too. I have learned a lot from visiting of memorial sites. Besides, I was impressed with the beauty of Itsukushima Shrine. I appreciate you gave me so precious experiences indeed. I hope I can guide you Tokyo next time !

Dale Dale United States ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ One Day tour ”

My son and I visited Tokyo for a few days, and decided to use one of them with a guide. We were very pleased to have chosen Nobuko out of all the guides available. She is a very knowlegdable, orgainized, and kind person. She laid out the perfect day for us. We wanted to see an overview of Tokyo and she delivered. She took us to parks, temples, and a lunch that we wouldn't have enjoyed without her help. Nobuko was able to help us with our bullit train reservation, which would have been much more difficult without her help. We just felt that we were lucky to get her, as she is an in demand guide. If she's available, I'd use her without question. Nobuko, thank you for a wonderful day.

Nobuko:

Hello Dale, Thank you very much for your warm review. It encouraged me very much. And I am so happy to know you and Jonathan enjoyed the tour on Jun 3. Of course, I enjoyed it to too! However, we walked a lot indeed, so you must have been tired. Besides, I really hope you could view Mt. Fuji from a bullet train to Sendai, even though it was cloudy on Jun 4. It was a very short trip for you this time, so please stay longer in Tokyo next time. I am looking forward to guiding you again in the future. Please send my best regards to Jonathan. Nlobuko

Leslie Leslie United States ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ First day in Tokyo ”

“Nobu” gave us a fantastic tour for our first day in Tokyo. We went to several different areas that we wanted to see. She created an itinerary based on our interests. Pre-arrival her communication was also excellent so we knew what to expect. Now we feel we can navigate transportation to spend some time in the areas we would like to return to & new places. Highlights were Meji Shrine, Fish Market & a fantastic but reasonably priced lunch restaurant. She also helped us with purchases and ordering. Her cultural knowledge also ensured we wouldn’t make any cultural missteps and she also provided the history and background. We would only have been able to do a fraction of the things we saw on the tour. For those like us not familiar with the language, currency, areas, etc It would have b... read more

Nobuko:

Dear Leslie, Thank you for your wonderful review ! I am so happy to know you and Koner enjoyed the time with me yesterday. I also had a interesting time with you. However, it was so hot yesterday, wasn't it ? Were you OK after the tour ? Have you find something fine for suveniers in Shibuya? I hope you had a good time in Tokyo today, too. Please come to Tokyo again and stay longer next time. I am looking forward to seeing you again! Give my best regards to Koner.

Marta Marta Germany ( Couple )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Tours in off-the-beaten-track Tokyo and Tsukiji fish market ”

My partner and I spent a full day with Nobuko wandering through the streets of Yanaka, Shinjuku and Shibuya. The tour was extremely well planned and was exactly what we had expected- mixing well known sightseeing objects with sights off the beaten track, experiencing both traditional and modern sides of the city, and learning about Japanese culture and history. All of that at our own pace together with such a knowledgable guide like Nobu made our first day in Japan one of the best experiences that we had during the whole trip. Nobuko also arranged a sumo practice viewing for us the next day, which would have been impossible without her help. Our second tour to the Tsukiji fish market took place two weeks later. Nobu took us through the market, showing us some local specialities and introd... read more

Nobuko:

Dear Marta, Thank you for your kind review ! I am so happy to know you and Jonathan enjoyed our tour in Tokyo. I also enjoyed it with both of you. Especially, watching a sumo practice was so exciting, wasn’t it ? Thanks to you, I also got an interesting experience. Additionally, It was fun to see you tried and enjoyed many kinds of Japanese foods in Tsukiji Market. Please come to Tokyo again. I would like to guide you more next time. Give my best regards to Jonathan. See you! Nobu

Kenneth Kenneth United States ( Solo )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Seeing the best of Tokyo with a pro! ”

Excellent guide. She took me to the Imperial Palace park, two shrines, lunch in a hotel restaurant high enough to see most of Tokyo and a museum reconstruction of old Japan village. The highlight was a Buddhist fire 🔥 ceremony. These were her ideas...plus she is very informative on culture and history. You can’t do better.

Nobuko:

Hello, Ken ! Thank you very much for your great review. I am glad to know you enjoyed our tour, even though you looked a little bit tired by jet lag. Besides, It was so interesting to learn some useful slangs and the difference of expressions among each part of U.S.A from you. Please have a nice flight to your country tomorrow. I am looking forward to seeing you again.

Nigel Nigel United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Very knowledgeable ”

Great Day in Tokyo

Nobuko:

Dear Nigel & Marilyn, Thank you for a great message! I am very happy to know you enjoyed the tour yesterday. Especially it was fun to talk about the pottaries which you collect. We walked a lot, so you must be a little bit tired this morning , but please enjoy the Imperial Palace watching and a bus tour today. I hope you will come back to Japan in the future and see you next time. Take care!

adam Adam Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Indispensable! ”

Coming from Australia; speaking virtually no Japanese and staying in the vibrant bustling city of Tokyo is a daunting prospect. In my view, if you want to reduce stress, relax and enjoy all the best parts that Tokyo has to offer, you should engage the services of a local guide for at least the first day or 3! We organised Nobu and she was excellent. Nobu knew the train timetable backwards, she took us to all special places and even when the weather forecast predicted rain, she quickly changed the proposed plan and slotted in a unique free fire ceremony event at a buddist temple which was a once in a life time experience for us. Nobu's English was good and she pointed out various interesting bits of information. Thank you Nobu. Adam & Zac.

Nobuko:

Hi, Adam I appreciate your warmful message. I am so happy to know you and Zac spent a fantastic days in Tokyo. Moreover, the secred fire ritual in Fukagawa Fudoson Temple is my most recommendable place in Tokyo, so I am very pleased to know you are impressed by that. After visiting Tokyo, Did you and Zac enjoy skiing and a hot spring bath in Hakuba? You must have enjoyed a new custom in a hot spring bath. I hope we can meet together next time with your family! Give my best regards to Zac. See you.

Bruce Bruce Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Tokyo highlights ”

Nobuko picked us up at our hotel and then escorted my husband and I through several key sights: Tsukiji outer market, Hamarikyu gardens, Meiji shrines, Sensoji-Temple in Asakusa, river cruise, lunch at Asakusa. All the way, she kindly explained everything about each sight and answered our many questions. She is very knowledgeable and attentive. We really loved our tour and would highly recommend Nobuko!

Nobuko:

Dear Brenda and Bruce, Thank you very much for your wonderful review ! It was a very cold day on February 16 , isn't it? However I also enjoyed the tour with you. I was very happy to know you enjoyed the destinations we visited and Japanese food at lunch. I would like you to come to Japan again and show you Tokyo more. I look forward to seeing you again. Best regards, Nobuko

Vitali Vitali United States ( Solo )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Great tour of Tokyo highlights. ”

Nobuko was very responsive and courteous during the negotiation stage and on the tour itself. The tour closely followed the proposal, and we covered all the landmarks Nobuko suggested: Sensoji-Temple with Nakamise Shopping Street in Asakusa, Shibuya Crossing, and Meiji Jingu Shrine. We also walked along Takeshita street with a little time left. Lunch at a venue Nobuko suggested near Shibuya Crossing was simple but exquisite. Nobuko's narrative about the places we saw was thoughtful and engaging. It was a pleasure to have Nobuko introduce Tokyo to me!

Nobuko:

Dear Vitali, Thank you indeed for your heartwarming review ! It encourages me very much. It was the first time for me to guide a guest stopping over in Tokyo. The tour time was strictly limited by the boarding time, so my heart was a little bit pounding. However, I am very happy to know you enjoyed our short tour. Especially, Japanese Sake was so nice at lunch, wasn't is? I hope you will visit Japan and stay longer in Tokyo. I am looking forward to guide you other places in Tokyo. See you !

Siti Hawa Siti Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Perfect Day Trip ”

Nobuko was an amazing tour guide, she went all out to help us to get Shinkansen ticket to Kyoto. She was also very helpful and thoughtful.She have my recommendation for someone seeking all out Tokyo experience in a day.

Nobuko:

Dear Siti, Thank you very much for your warm message! I really enjoyed the tour with you and Mickel. I hope you enjoyed Tokyo Disney Land & Kyoto after we separated. And could you see Mt.Fuji from the bullet train to Kyoto? Please come to Japan again. Then let's have a longer tour in Tokyo. I wish your success in your business in your country. Please give my best regards to Mickel. Nobuko

Bas Bas Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Lost without Nobu ”

Nobu is an excellent guide. Knowledgeable, punctual, organised, and flexible to accommodate your needs. On our first day in Tokyo, we would have been lost without Nobu. Thank you for a great day!

Nobuko:

Hi, Bas ! Thank you for a great review. You and your family were so curious, cheerful, and kind, so I really enjoyed the tour with all of you yesterday. Besides, The episodes of your country was so interesting and I learned a lot from it. Please enjoy the rest of the days in Japan, especially in Niseko and visit Tokyo again in the future. Please send my best regards to Louisa, Ally and Max !

theodore Theodore United States ( Family )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Wonderful day in Tokyo ”

We had a great day touring Tokyo! Nobuko was an expert at the subway which we took all day! And we learned how to use it for the rest of our stay which was very helpful. She took us per our request to find excellent chef knives!! We visited the market, the double bridge at the imperial palace, shrines and temples and had an excellent ramen lunch! Highly recommend her for your tour of Tokyo! She also made sure we knew how to get to Tokyo Disney which we visited a few days later!!

Nobuko:

Dear Theodore, Thank you so much for your wonerful message. I really enjoy the tour with all of you. As a Japanese, I was impressed with Lorane' s genuin sushi cooking pictures. And I am pleased to know she bought knives for cooking sushi. By the way, How was Tokyo Disney Land? I hope all of you enjoyed it very much though it was very cold outside. Please send my best wishes to Jenuis and Lorane (I am sorry, if I mistake the spelling of names). See you again !

Peter Peter Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Fantastic Tokyo tour with Nobuko ”

Nobuko was a fabulous host. She was very helpful and informative and if she didn’t know an an answer to one of our frequent questions straight away, she would find out Nothing was too much trouble. A lovely and very personable lady. Thank you so much Nobuko for a wonderful day.

Nobuko:

Dear Peter Thank you for your warm review. It was a so cold day on Dec.28, wasn't it ? However, I am very happy to know you and Jennie enjoyed our tour on Dec.28. Please come to Tokyo again. I hope we can meet again. Please give my best regards to Jennie. See you!

Stanton Stanton United States ( Couple )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Great guide that knows her way around ”

Nobu was a terrific guide and she showed us a lot in a short amount of time. She was really nice and friendly and knew how to maneuver around.

Nobuko:

Dear Stanton, Thank you for your wonderful comments ! And I am sorry that I got lost in Kappabashi town. I also enjoyed 2days with both of you. Especially your request that you would like to vist unbeaten tracks in Tokyo was very interesting, so I was excited to guide both of you to Sunamachi Ginza, Fukagawa Fudo, and so on. I hope we will meet again in the future. See you! Nobuko

Jason Jason United Kingdom ( Solo )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Visit to the fish markets at Toyosu & Tsukiji ”

What an amazing 4 hours, my time in Japan was short and hiring a guide seemed like the best way to maximise my time. I'm so glad i did, Nobuko was fantastic, knowledgeable, friendly and extremely organised. She made the travel on the underground lines faster and easier for someone who hasn't used them before. I was so glad to be able to go to the new fish & vegetable market at Toyosu, Nobuko was able to help me identify different fruits & vegetables too. We had some amazing Sushi at Tsukiji and the old market was a real treat to walk around, such an atmosphere. I cant thank Nobuko enough, i wouldn't hesitate in booking her again if i returned to Japan. She also took me to Ginza to show me places to eat and shop. A fantastic adventure and made all the more easier with a very professio... read more

Nobuko:

Dear Jason, Thank you very much for a gorgeous review ! I am so glad to know that you had a good time during our tour. I also enjoyed talking and walking in Tsukiji, Toyosu and Ginza with you, even though it was very short time. You were very curious. So I was happy to guide you many places. Did you enjoy having dinnier with your friend in Ginza after our tour? I hope you visit Tokyo again and see you in the future again! Nobuko

Scott  Scott United States ( Family )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Very good customized tour! ”

We told Nobuko that we were not interested in the usual tourist events and sites because I've been to Tokyo several times, and requested off-the-beaten-path ceramics galleries and art galleries—and that's we got, places I would not have found on my own. Also asked for a great lunch location and she took us to a superb but not expensive tempura restaurant. She's efficient, on time, informative, funny and nice. Highly recommended

Nobuko:

Dear Scott, Thank you very much for your wonderful review ! Gallery Tour with you was so interesting! And I enjoyed talking about Japanese art with you. I am very pleased to know you also enjoyed the Tempura restaurant we went to, because it is my best one. I hope you will come to Tokyo again and I will guide you other galleries again. Best regards, Nobuko

Andrew Andrew United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ A wonderful Ambassador ”

Nobuko ensured we got the most for our two days in Tokyo, devising an itinerary that introduced us to different facets of this incredible city. Nobuko is very knowledgable about her hometown, so we learned far more from her than we ever would have from a guide book. In large part because of our wonderful experience with Nobuko we are already planning our return trip to Japan, this time for weeks rather than days.

Nobuko:

Dear Andrew, Thank you very much for your impressive comment ! It is a great pleasure for me. And I am so pleased that you had wonderful time in our tour. I also spent happy time with you, Pauri, and Bowi especially in Monster Cafe. It was so excited ! Please send my best regards to them. Besides, I am very glad to know you are thinking of visiting Japan again. I am looking foward to see you, Pauri, and Bowi in Tokyo again. Sincerely yours, Nobuko

Tijuana (T.) Tijuana United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Wonderful Day in Japan ”

Nobuko was wonderful to us seeing beautiful Tokyo. First trip to beautiful country and would not have been able to see so much without her help. A kind lady to a senior citizen!!

Nobuko:

Dear Tijuana, Thank you for heartful review ! I am so glad to know you are satisfied with our tour yesterday. I enjoyed long walking and talking with you. It was very fun. Thank you for sharing wonderful time with me. I heard that you are getting on the ship again today. Please have a nice cruising and give my best regards to Nicole and Jay. Nobuko

Bradley Bradley United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Like meeting a longtime friend to show me around Tokyo ”

I could not have been happier with Nobuko(Nobu) and the tour of Tokyo that I received. I contacted Nobu a few weeks in advance, and she customized a tour for me that highlighted some of the things that Tokyo is known for. In addition, she added in a few stops that were a bit off-the-path that made for some fun experiences along the way (I run a blog, and she peppered in some great chances for pictures and unique stories!). I was curious about how the Triplelight tours would work having the tour booked, but then being responsible for transportation and meals, but I should not have worried. Nobu put my mind at ease about this all throughout the day. Honestly, I felt like I was out on a tour of Tokyo with a friend who was showing me around a city that they love and live in. We talked a... read more

Nobuko:

Dear Bradley, Thank you for a wonderful review! I am really happy to know you enjoyed the tour very much. I was impressed and inspired with your curiousity yesterday. So I also enjoyed hearing about your actual experiences in a lot of countries. I am sorry that I could not show you many interesting places because of the time limit. I hope you will visit Tokyo again. Then I am looking for new places which is interesting and not off the beaten-track in Tokyo! Nobuko

JILL JILL United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Quick response times, extremely helpful feedback, well thought out itinerary ”

Nobuko was an ideal match for us as our guide. From the start, her communication was quick and effective. She laid out an efficient plan for the day that included our chosen sites, along with a recommendation for ramen for our allergy restricted diet. We had little hope of finding a gluten-free, no pork, no corn ramen on our own! We enjoyed the quick pace of the day. Nobuko proved to be informative, flexible and friendly. She was knowledgeable on the subjects of our interests: architecture, design, and history. We only had one full day in Tokyo and we would not have been able to visit as many sites, or learned so much about each place, if not for the efficiency and skill of our guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Nobuko. By the way, the ramen was simply amazing!

Nobuko:

Dear Jill, Thank you very much for your warm message. We walked a lot yesterday, but I enjoyed talking with you and Dean during the tour. I leaned Hawai and Firipino culture from you. It was very interesting! And I am happy to know both of you enjoyed ゛vegi soba”, because it is my favorite ramen. Anyway, I spent a very interesting time with both of you. Please enjoy the rest of the days in Japan.Please send my best regards to Dean. I hope we can meet again! Nobuko

Joshua Joshua United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Great Guide! Highly Recommend ”

My wife and I were on our second trip to Tokyo and found Nobu to be an excellent guide. She clearly understood the sights we wanted to see and made additional recommendations that we would not have come up with on our own. She was very helpful translating for us in shops, restaurants, and the Tsukiji fish market as well as navigating the Tokyo metro. She went above and beyond in helping us figure out where to pick-up our baseball tickets. Her English is strong, she is knowledgeable, and definitely someone we will work with on our next trip to Japan.

Nobuko:

Dear Joshua, Thank you for very wonderful review!I also enjoyed the tour with you and Shannon. I am happy indeed to know you and Shannon were satisfied with the stay in Tokyo very much. It was also very good memory to visit Tsukiji Inner Market with you and Shannon on the last day for visitors. I am looking forward to seeing you and Shannon again in Tokyo. I think my English speaking ability will be more improved until we meet next time! Best regards, Nobu

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