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Nicola

Local Guide
 
Send message only 8 days available in November
$ 33 Hourly rate Price up to 3 people
I have twin boys attending daycare 9:30am - 4:00pm. I can only guide within these times.

If one or both of my boys gets sick and needs me, I may have to suddenly cancel the tour or finish the tour early. If that is the case, you will receive a refund of your tour fee.

I can only guide on the Dozen side of the Oki Islands, preferably on Nishinoshima Island (but I can go to Ama Town/Nakanoshima Island or Chibu Village/Chiburijima Island if you are able to pay for my ferry ticket - 600yen return).

Transport costs on each island (taxi/rental car) will be additional to the guide fee.
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Cities where I can guide: Shimane

Languages English ( Native ), Japanese ( Fluent )

Hourly rate 33 USD Price up to 3 people
( Max : 7 People )
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About

Konnichi wa! Hello! Kia ora!
Greetings from the Oki Islands, Shimane Prefecture.
If you are looking to visit a part of undiscovered Japan, why not travel to Oki and let me guide you for some of your stay?
This area is listed as a UNESCO Global Geopark and contains areas of the Daisen-Oki National Park also.
My name is Nicola. I was born and raised in Tauranga, New Zealand and from a young age enjoyed learning about Japan and studying Japanese.
I have lived in Nishinoshima Island for eight years and in Japan for 14 years, so I have an extensive knowledge of the landscape, history and culture of this area.
I am a stay-at-home Mum with adventurous twin boys (18 months in July 2019) and a hard-working Japanese husband. I love getting out into nature and sharing some of the beauty of my second home with people from around the world. I recommend visiting the Kuniga Coast and Takuhi Shrine if you decide to explore the Oki Islands.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like a personalised tour of Nishinoshima Island.

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Price

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

Duration
1 Person
Up to 3 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $32.80 $32.80 $4.68
4 Hours $131.19 $131.19 $18.73
6 Hours $196.79 $196.79 $28.10

* Duration: 3 hours minimum and 6 hours maximum per day.
* People: 7 maximum

Private Tours

Mysteries of Mt. Takuhi

by Nicola
Meet your local guide and take a taxi to and from the highest mountain in Nishinoshima, Mt. Takuhi. Hike 20-30min through the forest to discover the oldes...
2h $ 112

Highlights of the Kuniga Coast, Nishinoshima Island (Oki Isl...

by Nicola
Meet your local guide and take a taxi to three picturesque locations on along the Kuniga Coast. Your driver (expert local) and guide (English-speaker) wi...
3h $ 141

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.