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$ 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: 2 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Hakone , Kanagawa , Mount Fuji , Yokohama , Nikko , Tochigi , Saitama , Chiba , Ibaraki , Narita

Languages English ( License )

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

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Hi, I am Nobu, a government 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!


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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
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Reviews ( 18 )

2 weeks ago |   by Dennis

“ Great Nobu Travel Service ”

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!

1 month ago |   by Jack

“ Great Guide ”

Great Guide. Very knowledgeable.

Very Good
2 months ago |   by Jaslyn

“ Family Friendly ”

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.

Very Good
2 months ago |   by Matthew

“ Excellent tour, Nobu was knowledgeable, and created a good itinerary. ”

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.

3 months ago |   by SHAYAN

“ Very Humble and Professional Person ”

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.