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Licensed Guide
  (20) Reviews
Send message only 5 days available in October
$ 40 Hourly rate Price up to 5 people
I can guide you in Shizuoka and Nagano if you pay for my transportation fee (and accommodation depending on time a tour starts and where).
If you would like to me pick up in Tokyo, I have to ask you pick up fee as well.
However,when we meet at a station,I won't charge any extra fee.
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Last updated: 9 hours ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Mount Fuji , Hakone , Shizuoka , Nagano , Yamanashi , Other Shizuoka Locations

Languages English ( License )

(20) Reviews
Hourly rate 40 USD Price up to 5 people
( Max : 25 People )
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Hello!My name is Chinami.
I have a national licence as a tour guide. I know well not only the nature of Mt Fuji area, but also history of Mt Fuji as a world cultural heritage site.I like to talk with people from all aver the world.So I want to have great time with you and enjoy local meals, wine, and so on.
Let's share a wonderful moment in Japan!


The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

1 Person
Up to 5 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $46.86 $40.30 $14.06
4 Hours $187.42 $161.18 $56.23
8 Hours $374.84 $322.37 $112.46

* Duration: 3 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 25 maximum

Private Tours

Mt Fuji,as a sacred place for worship

(20) Reviews
by Chinami
You can learn about history of Mt Fuji worship and visit some historaical sites where Mt Fuji pilgrims used to go before they climbed Mt Fuji during Edo pe...
6h $ 187 up to 4 people

Walking in Aokigahara,the sea of trees, and exploring caves

(20) Reviews
by Chinami
You can enjoy the nature of beautiful forest at the foot of Mt Fuji.We also go into some of interesting caves in the forest. If you are used to hiking, I ...
2h $ 89

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

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

Starting and ending points of the tour.

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.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

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.

Can I add more people to my booking?

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.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

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.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

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.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date, there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 20 )
Michael Michael United States ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ Day tour: My Fuji, Ropeway, Aokigahara, Bat Caves ”

We had an amazing day with Chinami, her planned day was perfect. We ate traditional Japanese food, took great pictures with stunning views and her schedule worked out perfectly for us to see as many sights as possible around Mt Fuji and the 5 lakes. Thank you Chinami! I will recommend your to anyone I know visiting here.


Thank you for the wonderful review.I appriciated that you accepted my offer on your trip in Mt Fuji area.We have a nice weather allmost all day long. Kimono you put on suit both of you.I hope you have gerat time in the rest of your trip in Japan. And please come back in different season.

Carrie Carrie Canada ( Family )
1 month ago

“ The best Guide Ever! ”

Chinami became part of the family instantly... Her knowledge and experience on what and where to go was exactly what we were looking for. She was incredibly helpful whenever we needed help. The day we spent with her was by far the best day of our trip so far. Thank you Chinami!


Dear Carrie and children! Thank you for the wonderful review.I had a good time with all of you as well. I worried when you missd highway bus yesterday. But we could visit some caves in the forest. I suppose you are in Thailand now. Have a wonderful time there,too.Lets keep in touch! Chinami

Edward Edward United States ( Solo )
3 months ago

“ Enjoyed very much the forest and the stories she shared about her father growing up ”

It as a perfect tour! Chinami is a great and interesting tour guide


Edward ans Suzan How are you? are you enjoying yourself in Asia as well?Thank you for the review. I was worry about you since there was the big earthqueck in California. I just worked at inforn\mation center in 5th station of Mt Fuji. I hope you come back to climb Mt Fuji again near future. Take care! Chinami

Keng Hong Keng Singapore ( Friends )
3 months ago

“ Fantastic guide with excellent knowledge ”

Chinami is a very experienced and candid guide who never fails to make us feel engaged and welcome, right to the extend that we felt a close friendship instead of a guide-customer relationship. Right from before the start of the trip, she provided much needed assistance with our plans regarding Mt Fuji and the region, as well as knowledge and guide for our itinerary. She went beyond the call of duty to provide timely updates periodically so that we are able to plan our itinerary better, right up to the day when we travel. On the day for the guided tour, she texted and assisted us alot, before, during and after the guide, even to the extend to ensure that we catch our bus and train on time back to Tokyo. During the tour, she provided detailed explanations and clearly showed high knowledge o... read more


Thank you for such a kind review. I appriciate your nice survenier ! Are you enjoying yourself in Hokkaido? I am so impressed you guys are so tough! I hope you come back to Japan near future maybe in different season. Thank you very much again. Take care

Paris Paris Australia
5 months ago

“ Tour through the Sea of Trees and bat cave ”

Chinami was so helpful organising a trip through the forest and bat cave. She was very friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable before we even arrived in Japan, easily contactable through emails and worked with us to arrange a personalised tour. We would recommend Chinami to anyone looking to tour around the Mt Fuji area, it was a very fun day and amazing to see such a beautiful area with an experienced guide. Paris (from Australia)


Dear Paris Thank you very much for the good review. I am so glad to know that you had good time in Aokigahara Forest.We visited different types of caves and see Mt Fuji from the lake side.I hope you come to Mt Fuji area to spend more time with your baby next time. There are many things to see and to do this area.Take care and enjoy yourself in Osaka as well. Chinami