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.
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