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$ 31 Hourly rate Price up to 3 people
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Last updated: 3 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara

Languages English ( Professional )

(4) Reviews
Hourly rate 31 USD Price up to 3 people
( Max : 4 People )
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Hi. An English instructor, lives in Nara, who also has experience of guiding travelers with domestic and international itinerary management chef qualification, is now presenting the most memorable tours in Kansai sceane.
I specialize your demand in need during your stay in Japan. I am fully trained in using English in travel field and have been teaching professionally since 1993.
travelers who want to get better choice, ask me about anything, so I can make it happens!

Bars, pubs, entertainment,restaurants, dining,cultural and traditional events, Japanese arts,and music!
Get the biggest and most exciting Japanese views from me.

Prepare almost everything is possible however, we need to talk over what the best choice for you before you take your trip.

You choose and I support all for you.

I'm very happy to be your guide and hope to see you very soon in Japan!!!

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5.0 (4) Reviews
Very Good


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

1 Person
Up to 3 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $17.60 $30.80 $8.80
4 Hours $70.40 $123.20 $35.20
8 Hours $140.80 $246.40 $70.40

* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 20 hours maximum per day.
* People: 4 maximum

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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 ( 4 )
Marietta Marietta United States ( Family with kids )
2 weeks ago

“ Amazing experience-Picture-perfect Japan! ”

Nobuko was the exemplary tour guide - showing us the sights of Japan-the one that we only saw in pictures, she brought us to those scenes/places right before our very eyes-Amazing! Nobuko was also more like a family friend to us-my husband and my 3-yr.old son-ever patient with our active toddler during the entire day, helping us out in making sure that the lil’ one was pre-occupied! Nobuko is the best ever tour guide!


Dear Marietta, Thank you very much for your amazing review,Marietta. I was honored to be your guide because you and your hubby and Little son are unforgettable customers I ever had! Never heard “I’m bored “,nor “I’m tired.” , instead, your Little one tried to enjoy things in Japan and understand me in different culture quickly that shows how intelligent he was. Your hubby is also kind to me and he made me happy when he was glad to visit Osaka castle and golden pavilion with gorgeous autumn leaves. And the best picture I took was everyone looked happy At the Ramen noodles restaurant in Kyoto. And you gave me wonderful words during our tour which brought me a lot of confidence Marietta. I also enjoyed the very best time of the autumn season in my hometown with the ve... read more

Susan Susan United States ( Solo )
4 weeks ago

“ Fun afternoon in Osaka ”

I had one free day in Osaka before starting a week of business meetings. I signed up for an afternoon tour with Nobuko and had a really great experience. Nobuko is really friendly and very knowledgeable about Osaka. Even though she had suggested a certain itinerary when I booked, she was happy to be flexible and we changed the tour a bit as we went along. By the end of the afternoon, I felt as if I spent the day with a friend. I would highly recommend booking a tour with her!


Thank you for the wonderful review, Susan! It was completely clear day and the very best time of the year when you visited Osaka. All the Japanese food I had with you were so delicious, especially the pancakes with dancing bonito! Lastly, looking at the picture of you and me in the Ferris Wheel, I felt like having my best friend, too. I was honored to be your guide. Please come to see me again, Susan! And once again, thank you for choosing me as your guide!!!

Oksana Oksana United States ( Family with kids )
5 months ago

“ Interesting tour ”

We had very good time walking around Nara.


Thank you for your awesome review, Mr OKsana !!. I am very glad you and your family enjoyed your tour in Nara. It was a miracle we had a sunny day during rainy season in Japan. I hope to see you again very soon and thank you again for choosing me as your guide.

Sebastian Sebastian Philippines ( Family with kids )
8 months ago

“ A great way to spend a day in Nara and Osaka ”

Nobuko, thank you for a very enjoyable day in Nara and Osaka. Thank you for getting Mariko as our volunteer guide at the Tado-ji Templs. We had vert good chats along the way and we learned alot of your culture too. For those who wish to get Nobuko-san as a guide, we highly recommend her. As mentioned in her profile, she is an English tutor but also a Yoga teacher! We (my wife and I) also booked a van as we were travelling with my 2 year old grand-daughter, my son and his wife. The van is very expensive but worth it as this was the third city we visited and on our 8th of a 10 day sojourn. We will pass on our recommendations to our friends who will visit Japan. Arigato Gozaimasu!


Thank you for leaving the wonderful review, Sebastian. Now I have all pics and memories of you and your family enjoying and smiling with deer and kimono, and they are shining on the front cover of my tour guide diary in my heart. It was truly my pleasure to be your tour guide and I am glad all of you enjoyed tour with the newbie guide Nobuko. I was thrilled to hear such good feedback, your comment made me proud to be one of guide in Japan. I try my best to offer the very best itinerary for my future costumers. Next time you’re here, you should try my new exciting tour in Japan. I hope to see you again soon, and please bring your friends to our beautiful country Japan. Arigato Gozaimashita!!