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Nobu

Licensed Guide
  (61) Reviews
Send message only 6 days available in November
$ 41 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
I can guide you in Tohoku District including Akita, Aomori, Iwate, Fukushima, Miyagi and Yamagata only if you could bear my transportation fee of 8,000Yen. (Sorry, but I usually live in Chiba.)
For Kanto District including Chiba, Hakone, Ibaraki, Kamakura, Kanagawa, Mt. Fuji, Narita, Nikko, Saitama, Tochigi, Tokyo and Yokohama, the pick up fee is 3,000Yen.
If you would like me to guide you in any other area, please feel free to contact me.
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Last updated: 5 hours ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Mount Fuji , Hakone , Yokohama , Kanagawa , Nikko , Saitama , Chiba , Narita , Tochigi , Ibaraki

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

Reviews
(61) Reviews
Hourly rate 41 USD Price up to 4 people
( Max : 24 People )
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About

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!

Nobu

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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 4 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $37.48 $41.23 $4.68
4 Hours $149.92 $164.90 $18.73
8 Hours $299.85 $329.80 $37.46

* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 24 maximum

Private Tours

Day Tour to Mt. Fuji from Tokyo by a Private Charter Car or ...

(61) Reviews
by Nobu
A day tour to Mt. Fuji area by a private van (up to 8 people) / a private microbus (up to 18 people) or public transportation (expressway bus + local route...
10h $ 412 up to 4 people

Excursion to Fukagawa, a typical of old downtown Tokyo

(61) Reviews
by Nobu
Fukagawa is one of the typical old downtown areas in Tokyo. You may feel something of Japan's good old days during this excursion. We will visit Fukagawa F...
5h $ 206 up to 4 people

Customized Day Tour in Tokyo (Optionally with van and driv...

(61) Reviews
by Nobu
Since there are too many places to visit in Tokyo, it is not possible to include all the spots in a one-day tour. I will make a customized day tour in Toky...
7h $ 314 up to 4 people

World Heritage Hiraizumi, Genbikei Gorge & Geibikei Gorge - ...

(61) Reviews
by Nobu
This is a tour to visit 3 popular sightseeing places in Iwate. We will visit World Heritage Hiraizumi, Genbikei Gorge and Geibikei Gorge by a wagon taxi an...
7h $ 365 up to 4 people

A small Japanese sake brewery & a cozy Japanese restaurant i...

(61) Reviews
by Nobu
One-day trip to a small Japanese sake brewery in Oarai Town, Ibaraki. You can take a mini tour in the brewery, taste and buy sake at the shop, and enjoy l...
9:30h $ 392 up to 4 people

Three-hour tour to Naritasan Temple, one of the biggest and ...

(61) Reviews
by Nobu
If you have a half day free at Narita Airport, this excursion is just right for you! This is a 3-hour tour to Naritasan Temple, one of the most popular te...
3h $ 159 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 ( 61 )
Rini Rini Singapore ( Family with kids )
Excellent
5 days ago

“ Very professional and patient ”

Nobu is an amazing guide who knows how to navigate the ways. We went around Tokyo City for a day and another one was spent at Sendai. He knew of the places and history, so we were made aware of the stories behind a particular building/area etc. We had a 4 year old active child and must compliment that Nobu was very patient with her. Thank you for all your help, Nobu!

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your review, Rini. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour in Tokyo and Sendai. There are many other good places to visit in Japan. I do hope you will come to Japan and meet me again. Nobu

Mark Mark United Kingdom ( Friends )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Half day whistle stop tour of tokyo ”

Nobu was a very knowledgeable guide, he drew up the itinerary and we visited a number of sites of historic, cultural interest both by foot ant train. He went at a good pace and always explained the significance of what we were seeing and also put things into todays context. Overall an excellent tour.

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your review, Mark. It is my great pleasure to know that you enjoyed the tour. I would also like you to visit countryside for the next chance to come to Japan. You may feel good old days in Japan there. I hope to meet you again in the future. Nobu

Daniel Daniel United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Chiba Tour ”

The family thanks Nobu for a memorable experience through the Chiba Prefecture. To witness the Prefecture's resiliency after Typhoon Faxai was encouraging. Nobu made adjustments due to some establishments were still closed due to the typhoon, but was able to provide the family with the key points that we had discussed, and verified in advance that those sites were still accessible. He also shared one of his favorite locations. We understand why it can be a favorite get-away. We also wish to acknowledge that he did all of the driving, shared a delicious lunch, and provided us with an awesome sunset with Mt. Fuji.

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your review, Daniel! It is my great pleasure if you and your family enjoyed the Chiba Tour. There are many attractive places in Chiba, but not many people know about them. We were also lucky enough to see a magnificent view of the sunset with Mt. Fuji. Thank you again for spending your time with me. Nobu

Col Col Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Wonderful fun day,, ”

Great day with Nobu... we had a larger group that always presents challenges with interests in the tour as well as problems with ticket purchases etc... none of these was an issue for Nobu and we had a great day... even when we decided at short notice to change the tour he handled these easily...Highly Recommended tour guide !

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your review, Col. Since you and your group were cooperative and friendly, I did not have any difficulty during the tour. Hoping to guide you again in a pleasant Climate. Nobu

Jeff Jeff Guam ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Underground Adventures: Kasukabe/Tokyo Flood Prevention Complex ”

My partner and I spent the morning/early afternoon exploring the Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel, aka Kasukabe Underground Flood Protection Tank, aka G-Cans. As foreign visitors who don't speak Japanese fluently, we needed a Japanese speaking guide who could interpret for us (presumably for safety reasons). We found Nobu via the TripleLights website and he was excellent. Nobu met us promptly at 0900 at our hotel lobby (Hilton Tokyo in Shinjuku). From there, he guided us through the 2 hour journey (2 trains and a bus ride) from Shinjuku to Kasukabe in Saitama prefecture. He was very courteous and knowledgeable and was an excellent translator during the hour long tour of the facility. We could not have asked for a better guide! We will definitely recommend him to... read more

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your review, Jeff. It is my great pleasure if you were satisfied with my guiding and translation. I think this facility would be an interesting place especially for repeated Visitors to Japan who get bored with typical Sightseeing spots. This tour would also be helpful to understand Japan. It is appreciated if you introduce it to your friends who are planning to visit Japan. Best regards, Nobu

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