Hi, I am Nobu, a national certified tour guide.
My main areas as a guide are Tokyo and its Suburbs including Nikko, Hakone and Mt. Fuji. I can also guide you in Chiba, Ibaraki and Kanagawa.
Many people arrive at Narita Airport, but directly go to Tokyo or other areas.
However, there are many good places to visit near Narita.
I have been living in Chiba for more than 25 years and know about this area including Narita very well. If you arrive at or leave Narita Airport and have a half or full day in Narita, please contact me! I am willing to guide you in this area.
Another area I would like to guide you is Tohoku District, including my hometown, Iwate.
There are also many good places, but most people do not know about this District.
You can easily visit there in 2 hours by Shinkansen (Bullet Train).
If you have got a JR pass, you do not Need to worry about transportation fee.
If you are interested in this District, please contact me. I can help you to make a plan.
I am looking Forward to Meeting you soon in Japan!
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 4 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 24 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.
I contacted seven different tour guides, both the top rated guides on this site and on two other sites to take us on a Tokyo G-cans tour. None of the guides I contacted would take us, as the tour was slightly out of the ordinary for them...Thankfully this site put me in touch with the guide Nobu-san and he happily organised the whole tour for us. Nobu planned it perfectly, despite never having been there before. He was on-time to meet us, quietly spoken, very friendly and did well to translate for us while on the tour. We had a great time. I would strongly suggest Nobu, particularly if you want to do something slightly different to all the other tourists in Japan. Thanks again Nobu!
Thank you very much for your review, Kirk. It was an exciting tour for me, too. It is my pleasure to guide guests to different places from standard Tourist courses because I can learn a lot from such tours. Thank you again for giving me a chance to visit G-cans, Kirk. Nobu
As I wanted to visit Mount Fuji and didn't research on how to get there, I skimmed through available travel guides on TripleLights to take me there and Nobu san was recommended to me through another travel guide. Nobu san was a great and knowledgeable guide - he provided good information of the mountain and its surroundings. He timed our visit well which included visits to the panoramic viewing area by cable car, the boat ride at Lake Kawaguchi and a park nearby. The day was complimented by great view of Mount Fuji as the weather was perfect that day and I took many picture perfect photos and videos of Mount Fuji. It was a day well spent! Thank you Nobu san and TripleLights.
Thank you very much for your review, Lee san! I am glad to know that you enjoyed the tour with me. It was really a good day to see Mt. Fuji and I also enjoyed the beautiful mountain. Thank you again for spending your time with me. Nobu
Good trip however unfortunately the weather was not the best for the day. I found a bit too long the trip by bus, maybe worth to inform that half of the day will be spent on travelling. For the rest it was a good day.
Thank you very much for your review, Mara. Unfortunately it was snowing on that day. I regret to say I could not control the weather. I thought you understood how long we had to ride on a bus in Advance by the itinerary. Maybe I should have reminded you more clearly. I appreciate your comment. Best regards, Nobu
Hands down, We had a fabulous time with Nobu. We saw so many different sites and Nobu is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and professional. I love the experience and would definitely book with Nobu again if I am ever visiting Japan again. Doumo Arigatou Gozaimashita!
Thank you very much for your review, Jannifer! I also enjoyed spending time with you. I am Looking Forward to meeting you again! Best regards, Nobu
Nobu accompanied myself and 4 children from Shin Yokohama to Shibuya for some shopping. He was knowledgeable and friendly and I would recommend him to others requiring assistance getting around and learning about Japan.
Thank you very much for your review, Christy! I hope you and your Children enjoyed Japan. Thank you again for spending your time with me. Nobu