My name is Nobuyuki Usami (call me Sammy), a national licensed guide in English.
I was born and grew up in Ichinomiya, seashore of Chiba, the famous place for surfing and real rural area near Tokyo.
I really like traveling and have visited so many places not only in Japan also in foreign countries. In addition, I like making a plan for trips so I am glad to assist your stay in Japan.
I am familiar with Kanto area including Tokyo, Chiba, Saitama, Kanagawa, Gunma, Tochigi and Ibaraki. Among them especially for the rural area in Chiba my hometown, I can arrange special experiences for you such as a cycling at beautiful rice fields or beachside, surfing experience, cooking sushi or sashimi, special visit to the shrine, etc.
And also, my knowledges of transportations around Tokyo and Disney theme parks are confident parts as well.
I will arrange your trip as much as you want so please feel free to let me know.
I look forward to seeing you soon in Japan!!
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 10 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 3 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 20 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.
Sammy was wonderful! We were a family of 13 which included a 3 month old and 2 year old. I had been communicating with Sammy about my itinerary and everything I wanted to do and see. Because we were such a large family I had him arrange private transportation, hotel pickups and drop offs, etc and going to Kamakura. Sammy took care of everything and made sure he put everything I wanted to see in the itinerary. He is very nice and informative and offered tips and suggestions.
Dear Margaret, Thank you for your message here. I also had a great time with you for three days. I hope you and your family enjoyed the whole journey and safely backed your home. Thank you again and I look forward to seeing you again someday. Best regards, Sammy
Nobuyuki (who goes by "Sami") was great for our group and did a fantastic job tailoring the tour to what our daughter wanted to see and experience. Sami was on-time and communicated well throughout the process. I would definitely hire Sami again. I learned a lot about Tokyo and really enjoyed having him escort us around Tokyo for two days. Thanks! Adam
Dear Adam, Thank you for your message here. I hope you and your family had a wonderful time in Japan and safely backed your home. I look forward to seeing you again someday. Thank you Nobuyuki
We started the tour with Nobuyuki less than 12 hours from arriving to Japan yet covered more than 34000 steps that day.. without Nobuyuki, we would not have done the trip more efficiently and effectively to allow us the extra day at the Disney Sea the day after. Nobuyuki is very reliable, He showed up at our hotel on time. He is very organized, listing down and stick to the time line of the day, yet flexible enough to change itinerary for my kids interest. I would highly recommend Nobuyuki and would use his service again when we come back to Japan ( he is well versed as he had a master degree in international tourism)
Hi Giao, Thank you for your comment here. I also enjoyed with you and your family during the day in Tokyo. I wish your wonderful trip in Kyoto, Nara and Osaka ahead. I look forward to seeing you again someday. Thank you. Nobuyuki
Noboyuki was an excellent guide. Knowledgeable, caring, polite, English was very good. He was always talking and giving info, always knew where he was going. The day we went to kamakura was very busy and he never seemed upset we were running and hour behind, We still did full program He was always looking for escalators or elevators for my wife and I to use.. very concerned . Overall from 1-10 I would rate him a 10 I would try to use him for as many tours in japan as you could.. you will not go wrong! Made our trip to Kamakura memorable and enjoyable
Nobuyuki was very reliable and punctual. He knew his way around the city and was able to get us places we planned to visit.
Dear Marina, Thank you for sending the message here. I hope you enjoyed Japan. Thank you again and have a good week ahead. Best regards, Nobuyuki