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.
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