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.
Up to 4 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 3 hours minimum and 10 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.
I only had a few hours to spend at Mt. Fugi and wanted to experience the beauty of the area. This tour perfectly satisfied my desire. Chinami speaks great English and is a joy to talk to. As a native of the area, she was able to answer the many inquisitive questions I had about the area, history, and culture (in addition to engaging in some good conversations around current affairs). I was traveling alone and didn't know the area, so having Chinami as my guide helped ensure I made efficient use of my time. In addition, I really appreciated how much Chinami cared about my entire experience, communicating with me during all of my travels out and back to ensure I was not lost and safe. Thank you, Chinami!
Dear Meisha Thank you so much for your warm review. The weather was perfect to walk the forest and I was so glad you enjoyed the nature as well as the forest.To tell the truth,since we talked many topics,I coudln't exptain about Mt Fuji and other retated things.Therefore, please, come back Mt Fuji area again, maybe with your husband next time. There are so many things to se and to do. Thanks again!Take care! Chinami
From the day I first enquired about a tour with Chinami she could not have been more helpful & even sent messages advising us that it was a busy time of year & to book our train tickets ASAP. She met us at the Otsuki train station & we had a wonderful day exploring the Ice & Wind caves & lunch at a local village. When the kids spotted an amusement park near Mt Fuji she was very obliging to change the itinerary so they could fit in a couple of rides. This was an absolute highlight for them. Thank you Chinami for sharing your love of the Mt Fuji area with us all, we really enjoyed the day we spent with you 😀
Thank you very much, Wendy and everyone. I had a great time with you. the weather was perfect, wasn't it?I am so happy to show you around under that sunny. However one regret was your young people didn't have enough time to spent at the amusement park. Please come back mt Fuji area again, There are more to see and to do. Chinami
After leaving Tokyo, I booked Chinami for 6 hours because I wanted to get far out into nature. She filled the entire time with her wealth of expertise and even brought hand-drawn diagrams to visually explain as well. She was totally accomodating to what I hoped to accomplish in the day and knowledgeable on many topics. Now I plan to return one summer to climb the summit of Mt. Fuji and Chinami will be my first call to be my guide. Much thanks!
Dearest Kelly Thank you so much for the review! It was the longest tour in Aokigahara tour I have had and I had a lot of fun to guide you! I would like to watch your work that you took some shots.As I said, spring and fall are also nice to visit Mt Fuji area. However, I am really looking forward to climbing Mt Fuji with you near future! One more thing, I will tell you about Mt Fuji faith before climing so that you would appriciate the religion! Please keep in touch Chinami
We had a wonderful day in Shimizu with Chinami. She is very friendly, knowledgeable and engaged. She gave us great background, historical and cultural information as she guided us through the sites. She made use of public and private transportation to maximize our experience and was very flexible as our priorities changed. She took us to the fish market area for some local delicacies. We give her our highest recommendation.
Dearest Anthony and Mary I had the most wonderful moment with you beyond guideing! Also I am so gald that you have tried to eat Japanese cuisene as much as possille.I hope Mt Fuji and Sakura shrip would be a part of the most unforgettable memories.You saw only one aspect of Mt Fuji history and religion.So please come to Japan again near future and enjoy yourselves the other side, (north side) of Mt Fuji where I am from! Thank you very much again!Take care Chinami
Chinami is honestly the best guide I have ever had. She is so knowledgeable and overall a genuinely great person to talk to. She also helped me plan my routes to and from Kawaguchiko. She has provided me with a truly unique experience that I will never forget! I will be coming back to the Mt Fuji to see the rest of what the area has to offer, and when I do, I will be using Chinami's services again!
Dear Emily Thank you for the review and kind words.I appreciated your messages that you tell me about your trip, so that it was easy to advice for you. As I said there are so many things to see and to go in each season in Mt Fuji area.I hope you visit Japan soon.And enjoy Japanese food more!Have a geat time with your frined and good luck on your studying. Chinami