Had one week to organize a rather last minute customized tour to Mt Fuji area and chanced upon Nobu. Nobu was very responsive and helped to secure the appropriate transport for my party of 6, including children as well as a organize a flexible itinerary to suit what we had wanted to see combined with recommendations from his experience. The tour went well, thanks to Nobu, who not only answered all our questions but managed the schedule well so much so that we did all the key activities (was an ambitious list) we had set out to do so in the 10 hours together. Recommended if you are looking for a fuss free friendly guide around Mt Fuji! Thanks again Nobu.
Thank you very much for your review, David. It is my great pleasure if you and your family enjoyed the tour with me. It was also nice that we could see beautiful Mt. Fuji from various view spots such as the 5th station of Mt. Fuji, Mt. Kachikachiyama, Oishi Park, Oshino Hakkai Springs, etc. Thank you again for being with me! Nobu
We spent 2 days with Nobu as our guide. He was fantastic and we highly recommend him to everyone! We traveled with my mother and father in-law who are both in their 90’s and Nobu was extremely patient and attentive to their pace and challenges. He really made us very comfortable and shared his detailed knowledge of the history of the sites we visited! In addition, he arranged a private van and driver, Kaede, who complimented Nobu perfectly. We would hire both Nobu and Kaede again.
Thank you very much for your review, Glen. It is my great pleasure to know that you and your family enjoyed the 2 day tours. Since they are the same generation of my parents who live in my hometown, I felt like I was with my parents when I was with your your mother and father in-low. I hope you fully enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan and am looking forward to meeting you again. Nobu
Nobu did a great job in taking us around Tokyo. We visited Nikko and a suburb of Tokyo. It was a very easy paced tour, but be prepared to walk a lot - very enjoyable though. Nobu had good food recommendations, he is very accommodating and flexible on his schedule. I definitely recommend getting Nobu.
Thank you very much for your review, Rajat. It is my great pleasure to know that you enjoyed the tours with me. Looking Forward to meeting you for next time! Nobu
All went well as expected, the group enjoyed the tours tailored for us.
Thank you very much for your review, Tess. I am happy to hear that your group enjoyed the tours. Thank you again for spending your 2 days with me. Nobu
I spent 3 days with Nobu and he was wonderful. He picked me up outside my Airbnb, had a great itinerary (I had no idea really what I wanted to do in Japan) and I learned some great things from him during our travels through Tokyo, Mt Fuji, and Kamakura. He speaks English well and is very knowledgable! I would recommend him to anyone!! Thanks Nobu! Andrew
Thank you very much for your review, Andrew. I am glad to know that you enjoyed travels in Japan with me. There are many other good places to visit in Japan which I could not introduce you due to lack of time. I am Looking Forward to visiting those places with you in the next opportunity. Nobu
We booked Nobu for a 1 day private tour of the Oku Nikko area, it was my family of 4 (2 young boys, my husband and I). Prior to the trip, or when booking, Nobu was excellent! He was responsive to my messages, addressed my concerns, seemed very knowledgeable about things. He was very on it, which is why we booked him. (His pre-trip attitude is what brings Nobu up to 3 stars) However, on the day of the tour, he acted mostly as a translator between us and the driver and took a few family pics of us at our request. Nobu was constantly distracted on his phone when we were out of the taxi, and when we were in the taxi, he was constantly speaking with the driver (obviously in Japanese). He was clearly not going to provide much information to us on his own accord, so I tried my best to ask ques... read more
Dear Barbara, Thank you very much for your review and deeply sorry for not having satisfied you and your family. I had something to be settled urgently by phone on that day, but it was obviously no relation to you. Most of the talks with the driver were discussions to adjust the tour for fitting your family or getting the latest information from him especially colored leaves information because it is changing day by day and I coud not have precise information in advance because I am not living in this area, as you know. I had to talk with the driver in Japanese because he was not able to understand English. Probably I should have explained to you about our talks from time to time so that you did not feel any stress. I will improve my ability as a guide considering your comments. Thank... read more
We were able to see Mt Fuji without clouds on the way up, but by the time we arrived at the bus station, it was starting to get cloudy. Still, a wonderful sight to see, even with clouds. Nobu found a place for us to take a picture in front of Mt Fuji with almost no people around, a little known spot. Great. The only down side was taking the tour on Sunday of a three day national holiday. Traffic was horrible, took 3x as long. Not the fault of Nobu, though. He helped make the best of the situation. English skills were very good, we had no trouble communicating.
Thank you very much for your review, Carol. I am glad to know that you enjoyed Mt. Fuji tour even though we faced terrible traffic jams. Since Mt. Fuji shows different view in each season, let's try again in other month! But not on weekend^^;)
Nobu met us at our hotel at the time previously arranged. He was very courteous and very obliging. We walked to different parts of the city and he was very knowledgeable about the area. He showed us how to use the train system. We walked for nearly 4 hours. Highly recommend Nobu and the tour.
Thank you very much for your review, Judy. It was my first time to arrange a Walking tour in Tokyo, but I really enjoyed it with you. I am Looking Forward to guiding you in other area for the next opportunity. Nobu
Nobu took me off the typical tourist track, as I searched for memories of where I lived in 1965. He negotiated the trains and buses from Tokyo to Zushi to Hayama. In Hayama, we walked, I remembered, and he talked with and questioned locals. He engaged with a local lady of my age who verified that I had found the house I lived in. She and I used the same beauty shop 50+ years ago. I don't know how Nobu fit so much into one day. We also visited Kamakura, as my husband and I frequently did. We then returned to Tokyo partly via a local train that traveled along the coast and stopped at small, old stations. So, if you want a custom tour, contact Nobu. He will make it happen for you.
Thank you very much for your review, Susan. It was my great surprise that we could find out the house you lived in more than 50 years ago! We were luckey that we could meet the lady who knows its neighborhood well at a local restaurant. I think your passion and will for finding it out leaded us to the house.
Nobu, a talented guide. Full responsibility and leadership. He organized our trip together perfectly even tough we have missed Mt. Fuji because of the nature rain and taifun in Osaka during our visit but overall our tour in Japan with Nobu make everyone in the group happy. Thank you for Nobu.
Thank you very much for your review, Andy. Unfortunately a big Typhoon was coming during the trip, but I enjoyed being with you and your group. I am Looking Forward to meeting you and your group again in the future. Nobu
First of all my wife, 12 year old an myself had a great day with Nobu visiting Mt. Fuji and the surrounding areal. Nobu knew the area and was flexible. He did a great job arranging transportation and made us feel comfortable. Some suggestions however that could have made the trip even more enjoyable. Food: Being flexible is very important but also having some go to lunch and snack places in mind is important. When it came to lunch, I felt as if we were looking for food rather than the guide suggesting a couple of places he knew and trusted. Lunch was worrisome instead of an opportunity to experience a good, trusted and familiar local restaurant. Also, since we had a private car, it would have been a nice touch to have provided a few bottles of water. This is common in other private tours ... read more
Dear James, Thank you very much for your frank comments and useful advices for me. Concerning lunch, I feel sorry for not being satisfied. I regret to say that I had limited options in that area. Even so, I should have taken some action for satisfying you. As for bottles of water, the car company usually prepare them, but the driver seemed to forget it. Of course, it was my responsibility. I will make my best efforts to improve my conversational English. Thank you again for your review. I very much appreciate it. Nobu
Nobu was excellent. Could not find any faults and will be looking to book again.
Thank you very much for your Kind review. It is my great pleasure if you were satisfied. I am Looking Forward to seeing you again in November. Nobu
Nobu was a great tour guide. He showed us around to some key places in the Tokyo area. Fun day with a knowledgeable and neat guide.
Thank you very much for your review, Daniel. It is my great pleasure if you enjoyed the day with me in Tokyo. I am Looking Forward to seeing you again in your next visit to Japan. Nobu
Nobu is mature, seasoned, conscientious, very knowledgeable guide.He helped us with airport transfers, visit to Hakone and with bullet train tickets. Without his help, we would have been lost in maze of logistics. We were a group of 9 boisterous, excited( by Tokyo standards) Indians wanting to experience Tokyo. Nobu handled all our requests, painstakingly answered all our questions, patiently listened to us. We had a great time👍👍
Thank you very much for your review, Sanjay. It is my great pleasure to hear that you had a good time in Japan. There are many other good places to visit in Japan. I hope you will visit Japan again in the future. Nobu
My family and I had a great time with Nobu. He managed our trip to the Mt.Fuji area well and everything went smoothly. He also tried his best to help us book a taxi to the train station a few days after our trip with him was over which was very nice of him to do.
Thank you very much for your review, Michael. While we did not have enough time in each place because our time was limited, I hope you and your family enjoyed the trip. Please also enjoy your stay in Kyoto. I am Looking Forward to seeing you again in the future. Nobu
Have now spent 1+ 1/2 days with Nobu. He is knowledgeable, flexible and accommodating. His local know how has got us around Tokyo with no fuss and included last minute requests. Could not recommend more highly. Can't wait for Tuesday when we adventure with him again!
Thank you very much for your wonderful review, Jancee, It is my great pleasure to know that you were satisfied in the last 1+1/2 days. I am looking forward to guiding you and your family for the remaining 2 days. Nobu
Sorry for delay...we have been on a cruise ship from Yokohama and have had terrible internet connection. Close to USA now and internet better. Nobu was the best. He listened to us and arranged to take us exactly where we wanted to go and to the places we really wanted to see. It appears many guides will take you only to the "hot spots", but we had several requests that weren't necessarily the most requested. Nobu listened and provided exactly what we wanted in a day of touring Tokyo, which by the way, is an incredible city....well worth a full day or more of exploring. If ever back in Tokyo, I would pick Nobu again over anyone else. Thank you for a day we will never forget....really liked and enjoyed where he took us for lunch...fantastic food.
Thank you very much for your Kind review, Pamela. It is my great pleasure to know that you were happy with my Guiding. I am Looking Forward to seeing you again in the future. Nobu
Nobuhiro sun has great skills on organizing tours, including booking vehicles and arranging restaurants for lunch. He is punctual itself and able to maintain a tour schedule. This is very important when your tour is a shore excursion and your time in the port is limited.
Thank you very much for your kind review, Lisa. I would also like to appreciate your help and cooperations during the tours. I really enjoyed touring with you and your group. (It was really an excellent team!) Thank you again for spending your time with me in Japan. Nobu
We spent several days with Nobu in multiple cities. Nobu is extremely well organized and was an incredible resource on logistics. He is comfortable to be with and very kind. We enjoyed spending time with him and would absolutely use his services again.
Thank you very much for your review. I also enjoyed being with you and your lovely daughter. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Nobu
Nobu was patient and courteous. We made some last minute changes to our agenda and he was able to accommodate us. We would recommend him to anyone looking for a professional tour guide in Japan.
Thank you very much for your kind review. It was my pleasure to be guiding your group. I hope you and your group go back to your country with good memories in Japan. Nobu
I found Nobu, our friendly tour guide, through google since I did not have time to prepare for my trip to Tokyo. I'm glad I did since he was very accommodating even before my trip. Pressed with time, I relied on Nobu for suggested places to visit in Tokyo since it was our first time to visit Japan. He patiently answered all my questions promptly which gave me an inkling of the kind of service he provides. He was prompt, knowledgeable of the places we visited and his English is very good. With regret we did not visit all the places we planned because we decided to have side visits which were not in our itinerary. I should have followed Nobu's suggestions all the way but then again it all was still a great experience. Thank you for the great experience, Nobu!
Hi Dennis, Thank you very much for your kind review. I am happy to know that you enjoyed your time with me in Tokyo. I am looking forward to seeing you again. Nobu
Great Guide. Very knowledgeable.
Thank you very much, Jack. While our tour has not finished yet, I appreciate your kind review. Nobu
Nobu was knowledgeable and helped us navigate the public transport system. We would never have been able to do so on our own. He took us to the major spots and was very flexible.
Thank you very much for your kind review, Jaslyn. It is my pleasure if you enjoyed the tour with me. Nobu
I enjoyed my tour with Nobu. He spoke English fairly well. He was punctual. His itinerary included a trip to the temple and shrine at Asakusa, a river trip, walking through Hamma Rikyu Gardens, and a trip to the top of the Tokyo Metropolitan Building with a tremendous 360 degree view. I would highly recommend Nobu.
Dear Matthew, Thank you very much for your review. It is my great pleasure to hear that you enjoyed the tour. Thank you again for spending your time in Tokyo. Best regards, Nobu
Mr. Nobu is a very humble and nice person, although my tour with him was a short one, but I found him very helpful and courteous in his attitude. Will highly recommend for his services.
Thank you very much for your review. It was my pleasure to guide you even for a short time. Hope to guide you in various places next time. Nobu
Nobu was very experienced and answered all our questions. We were very jet lagged and still kept going, He adjusted the itinerary to our needs. He was so nice and showed us all the great spots we should not have missed on our short trip!! The fish market was great, the shoji temple, this beautiful park and an amazing boat ride. We even hat awesome ramen for lunch that we would never would have found on our own!!
Dear Samantha, Thank you very much for your Review. I am glad to know that you enjoyed a tour in Tokyo. I also enjoyed guiding you and your family. Thank you again for spending your time with me in Tokyo. Nobu
We booked him in a short notice and was able to deliver explicitly!!! He helped us book a mini bus for our party of 15 going to Mt Fuji and Hakone. Though our time is really short and due to unexpected traffic, we almost missed our bullet train going back to Osaka but because of Nobu’s efficiency, we were able to ride the Shinkansen bullet train on the next station. A party of 15 is not an easy group to tour but Nobu was able to show us a great time and see the beauty of Mt Fuji and Hakone in a way that will be treasured forever... thanks Nobu!!!
Dear Anabelle, Thank you very much for your excellent Review! It is my great pleasure to know that you were satisfied with the tour. It was luckey that we could see beautiful Mt. Fuji, even though we unexpectedly came across the heavy traffic jam on the way back. I am looking Forward to seeing you again. Nobu
Nobu made valuable suggestions at the planning stages to enable informed decisions. On a wet, rainy and cold day when we travelled from Morioka to the Naruko and Gembikei gorges, he was a ray of sunshine by his polite manner, detailed information about the area and considerate attention he paid to the group before the sun actually graced the Naruko gorge with its presence. We had a very pleasant day with Nobu. Wishing him all the very best in life and his profession.
Dear Ann, Thank you very much for your great Review! Since the typhoon was coming on the tour day, I carefully thought the best possible option. It is my great pleasure to hear that you were happy with the tour to Naruko and Gembikei gorges. I am looking Forward to meeting you again for the next opportunity. Best regards, Nobu
It was quick, polite and relieved. We were a lot of people, but his navigation was easy to understand. I would like to ask for your continued support from now on.
Dear YUUKOH san, Thank you very much for your Kind Review. Since I usually guide smaller groups, it was a good experience for me to guide such a big group. I am looking Forward to working with you from now on. Best regards, Nobu
Nobu took us on a customized tour in Narita which was very informative and enjoyable. We visited different shrines and we were fortunate enough to attend a Shinto ceremony in one of the shrines. Very impressive!! We also visited a sake brewery where we attended a presentation on the production of sake. Nobu did everything thinkable to make our tour as memorable as possible in which he has succeeded 100%. I would highly recommend Nobu.
Dear Roel, Thank you very much for spending your last day in Japan with me! I also appreciate your wonderful Review. It is always my great pleasure to introduce historic or beautiful places in Japan to the visitors. I really enjoyed guiding you in Narita and Sawara. I am looking Forward to meeting you again in the future. Thank you & best regards, Nobu
I had engaged Nobu over the net. Poor command of English and poor knowledge of Hirosaki city. Not great with background info on some of the sights we went to see. He had no plan B when we decided not to go to the Nebuta festival museum. He also led us around the long way from the Aomori shuttle drop off point to the JR Station.
Dear Carl, Sorry for not satisfying your requirements. Unfortunately, Hirosaki has limited places to visit. Since you skipped Fujita Memorial Garden, Tsugaruhan Neputa Village and several historical buildings in the itinerary which I informed you in advance, there was no place left to visit in the central area of this city. I was finding a restaurant for vegetarians in advance based on your request, but you also skipped lunch. As I told you at that time, there is no art museum in Hirosaki. Even so, it is true that you were not satisfied with me. I would like to say I am sorry on that point. Best regards, Nobu
The guided tour was really relaxing n Mr Nobu allowed us ample time to do as we wish. We were on a budget and he courteously told us the dos and don'ts of where to go and where to eat. Great guy! Thanks Mr Nobu.
Dear Catherine, Thank you very much for your booking and Kind Review. I am glad to know that you felt happy with my tour. Please enjoy the rest of your stay in Tokyo! Best regards, Nobu
Mr Nobu very helpful , very good in timing & Knowledgeable tour guide as he covered everything as mention in ittinerary. Great day & very happy with his guide. All in all an excellent tour 👍Thank you & very recommended Mr Nobu is the BEST Tour Guide ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Dear YuLie, Thank you very much for a wonderful review. I also enjoyed spending time with you and your family. I look forward to meeting you again in the future. Best regards, Nobu
I went to Tokyo to visit again after a long absence. I went with my wife and adult son. I brought pictures and descriptions of items I wanted to purchase ( coffee, tea, a kitchen knife, etc ). Nobu took us around to all the shops so we could accomplish this goal. On the second day we took the bullet train north to Nobu's home town. We went to Temples and shrines and viewed cherry blossoms. That night we stayed in a Japanese inn owned by a friend of Nobu. Enjoyed the baths, meals and the true Japanese experience. Thanks again Nobu for all your help.
Dear Mark, Thank you very much for your review. It is my pleasure to have taken you to the places where you wanted to go. I also hope you enjoyed your visit in Iwate. Best regards, Nobu
Very courteous. efficent and flexible tour guide who hosted us very well. All arrangements went very smoothly
Dear Aidan, Thank you very much for your Review. It is my great pleasure if you could enjoy your stay in Tokyo. I hope your children like "sukajan" (enbroindered jacket) got in Asakusa. Best regards, Nobu
Our guide Nobu met us at our hotel as planned. We set out to visit the fish market. Nobu showed us some hidden quiet areas I'm sure we would not have found on our own. Next we visited a park and saw the cherry blossoms. Nobu did a nice job of showing us around a few areas we had not previously visited.
Dear Stefana, Thank you very much for your Review! It was good that you could see the cherry blossoms in full bloom. I recognized you and your family know about Japan very well. But there still exist many good places to visit. I look Forward to guiding you to such places in the future. Best regards, Nobu
Nobu was very knowledge and gave us a great tour around Tokyo. I highly recommend him for a tour guide through Tokyo
Dear Sarah, Thank you very much for your Review! I do hope you enjoyed your stay in Tokyo. I look Forward to seeing you again in the future. Best regards, Nobu
Sir Nobu Sato is an extraordinary tour guide. He is very accommodating and friendly. A tour guide who is really passionate about his work. He is very patient and helpfull. He even volunteered to fetch our group in Tokyo train station and get a cab for our group to send us in our hotel, even it is not his duty to assist us because his service is booked eight days before that day. Sir Nobu, thank you very much for your patience and making sure that we have a memorable Tokyo tour. Till next time and God bless you!
Thank you very much for the Review. It is my pleasure to hear that you had a memorable Tokyo tour. I also enjoyed guiding you and your family. If you had more time in Tokyo, I could have introduced other attractive places. I am looking Forward to seeing you again in Tokyo! Nobu