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$ 32 Hourly rate Price up to 3 people
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Last updated: 9 hours ago
Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara

Languages English ( Professional )

(7) Reviews
Hourly rate 32 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 (7) Reviews
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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 $18.00 $31.50 $9.00
4 Hours $72.00 $126.00 $36.00
8 Hours $144.00 $252.00 $72.00

* 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 ( 7 )
Frances May Frances Philippines ( Solo )
1 week ago

“ Excellent 1 Day Tour! ”

I had a wonderful time with Nobuko starting from her picking me up from the airport and helping me get mobile data on my phone till the end of the tour. She made sure that all my questions were answered and even helped me get station stamps to commemorate my trip! :D Will definitely look her up next time I'm in Osaka! Hopefully in December! :D


Thank you for stamping me with your approval, Frances! That's very kind of you to bring me some souvenirs whole way to Japan. I felt like if I spent the day with my cousin by the end of the tour. I was glad that you were so much interested in Japanese culture and even tried to use Japanese words whenever you were appreciated by local people. Yes! Please come back again and open my new door to lead every costomers to the very exciting, entertainment tour.

Michael Michael United States ( Friends )
1 month ago

“ Thank you Nobuko! ”

I spent an entire day in Kyoto with Nobuko and got the opportunity to see things I never would have otherwise (including venturing out into the country). She was very friendly, spoke great english (went to school in the US) and new the city and culture very well. 5 stars for sure!


Dear, Michael Wow! Thank you so much for this great 5-star review. I really appreciate you and your friend being a loyal customer and helping to share the word about me. I was amazed when I met you at the best high-end ryokan in Kyoto! I hope all the highlights took you to the world of grace in Japan. Thank you again for choosing me as your local guide in Kyoto,Michael! Nobuko

Stella Stella Australia ( Family )
2 months ago

“ Knowledgeable and Personal ”

Nobuko was more then what we expected, Nobuko is very knowledgeable with her information and she would freely give us information with out asking her all the time. I asked Nobuko about dressing up as a Geisha and getting our hair and make up done and she started researching for us and found us a place and we booked in for tomorrow.. Nobuko is a soft gentle kind lady and was very kind to my 11 year old daughter who was full of beans and questions. Thank you Nobuko we will never forget the experience you gave our whole family today💖💖💖


I am so glad that you and your family enjoyed sightseeing in Kyoto and I thank you again for choosing me as your local guide in Kyoto, Stella. All the pics you have sent to me were very gorgeous in Kimono and I was very envious that you have such beautiful daughters and a cool husband. Instead of my malcondition, Stella and her family kept me as their family who was spending and sharing the very best time with them in Kyoto. Thank you for bringing me the time to have fun together and I won’t forget that very happiest time I ever had with you and your family. Please ask your 11 year old daughter if she still wants to be my family!! Hope to see you and your family soon!

Marietta Marietta United States ( Family with kids )
3 months 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 months 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!!!