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Licensed Guide
  (39) Reviews
Send message only 5 days available in December
US$ 35 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: 1 day ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Hakone

Languages Japanese ( Professional ), English ( License )

(39) Reviews
Hourly rate 35 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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4.8 (39) 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 US$36.80 US$34.96 US$9.20
6 Hours US$220.80 US$209.76 US$55.20
8 Hours US$294.40 US$279.68 US$73.60

* Duration: 6 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 5 maximum

Private Tours

Tokyo 1day Customized Tour

(39) Reviews
by Nobuko
Tokyo has a unique co-existence of traditional and modern Japanese culture. You will definitely enjoy it. Please select three or four places you'd like to ...
8h US$ 262 up to 4 people

Tokyo Half-day Customized Tour

(39) Reviews
by Nobuko
Tokyo has a unique co-existence of traditional and modern Japanese culture. You will definitely enjoy it. Please select one or two places you'd like to vis...
6h US$ 197 up to 4 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.

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 ( 39 )
Yasin Yasin Turkey ( Couple )
4 weeks 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 😔 ❤🧡💛💚💙💜💖


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 )
1 month 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.


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
1 month 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.


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 )
1 month 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!


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 )
1 month 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 .


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 !