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Licensed Guide
  (27) Reviews
Send message only 1 day available in August
$ 33 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
●Please ask me the availability of this tour before you book it.
● I can also guide you in Kamakura and Hakone. All expenses (transportation, admission fees, lunch) are paid by the guest / client.
● I'm available until 6:00 pm.
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Last updated: 11 hours ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Hakone

Languages Japanese ( Professional ), English ( License )

(27) Reviews
Hourly rate 33 USD Price up to 4 people
( Max : 5 People )
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Hello! I am Nobuko. Call me Nobu. I am a national licensed tour guide. I used to work in a publishing company as a book editor for 23 years. I was born and raised in Tokyo. I live in Tokyo with my family. I make it a point to update myself with what's new in Tokyo and in cities outside of it like Hakone, Kamakura and so on.

I love pottery making. I like to appreciate Japanese antique artworks like ceramics, lacquerwares, woven fabrics, ukiyoe, and Buddhist statues. I have visited India, Dubai, Thailand, Tahiti, Turkey, Greece, England, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Italy, France, Bergen, U.S.A, Australia, etc. As a well traveled person, I would like to guide you like a friend in a relaxed atmosphere. I take pleasure in communicating with various people from different cultures.

I am flexible to adjusting to your requests. Feel free to ask me about anything. I look forward to creating wonderful memories of Japan with you. See you soon!

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4.9 (27) Reviews
Very Good


The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

1 Person
Up to 4 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $32.90 $32.90 $4.70
4 Hours $131.60 $131.60 $18.80
8 Hours $263.20 $263.20 $37.60

* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 5 maximum

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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 ( 27 )
Luis Luis Portugal ( Family with kids )
Very Good
1 week 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;


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
1 week ago


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!


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 )
3 weeks 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.


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 )
1 month 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.


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 )
1 month 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!!!


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!