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.
We took a day trip to Nikko with Sami, and should say that we had a very good time with him visiting various places. Sami was wanting to make sure we all thoroughly enjoyed and had a good time, we really enjoyed the discussions with him about life in Japan. Touring with Sami, we felt we were going around with a friend, and therefore would highly recommend Sami anyone who wants to tour Tokyo and surrounding areas. He is humble, kind, informative and very accommodating as a matter of fact he accommodated an unplanned trip to Yanesen.
Thank you for your warm review. I also enjoyed with you and your family! I hope you totally had wonderful time in Japan and look forward to seeing you again someday. Arigato, Thank you.
The cycling tour with Nobuyuki was absolutely fantastic. He picked us up in our hotel for an enjoyable train ride to his hometown. The cycling was enjoyable and the scenery beautiful. It was fantastic to see a part of Japan that was so full of natural beauty, so close to Tokyo. The lunch of sushimi was top notch too. Nobuyuki is a friendly, engaging and interesting guide and made our day an extremely memorable experience. Thank you!!
Hi Tom, I would like to thank you for the wonderful comments. I was so glad to show you my town. The Olympic game will come next year so if you have a chance please come back again! I look forward to meeting you soon again. Thank you!!
Nobuyuki was an excellent guide! He was very knowledgeable about the sights we saw. We were a large group of 15 with 2 elderly and 5 kids so it wasn’t easy to get everyone together but He was very patient and really good with kids. He took our group to a really yummy place to eat! He also helped us when one of the kids left something on the bus and was able to get it back very smoothly. We thoroughly enjoyed our day! Overall, I highly recommend Nobuyuki as a guide.
Thank you for your wonderful review. I also enjoyed the tour with your group and I am happy to hear that you had good time in Japan. Thank you again and I look forward to meeting you someday again. Arigato!!
We had an amazing Nikko tour with a very nice, smiling, good English speaker and professional guide. We recommend Noboyuki to future japan travelers wishing to explore Nikko site.
Thank you for your wonderful message. I hope you will continue to have great time in Japan ahead.
Sam was excellent and very accomodating. His style was not to overwhelm you with lots of information but was happy to share his knowledge when requested. We really enjoyed our day tour with him.
Thank you for your wonderful review. I also enjoyed the day with you and your wife. I hope you will have great time in Japan ahead with your family as well. Thank you and I hope we will meet again someday soon.