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Japan Private Tours & Local Tour Guides

Plan a Trip to Japan with Local Tour Guides, and Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and More.

Popular Japan Tour Guides

Gifu Tour Guide - Akiko W.

Akiko W.

5.00 / 5
(8 reviews)
Japan

Hello! My name is Akiko from Gifu prefecture. I am a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter. I like going out with my family, talking with my friends over coffee at a cozy cafe, reading books, baking bread and cake when I have time. I passed the national tour guide test in 2017 and have worked as a guide since then. I have guided in Gifu city, Seki city, Takayama city, Shirakawago , Mino city and Nagoya city. I have lived in Gifu for more than forty years. Gifu prefecture is rich in nature so you can enjoy the rural atmosphere. Gifu city has a beautiful river 'Nagara river' and Mt.Kinka which has Gifu castle on the top. You can go up the mountain on foot or use a ropeway. The view from Gifu castle is so fantastic. At the foot of the mountain , there are many places to visit such as parks, a temple having a big image of Buddha, and a street preserving the historic atmosphere. At Nagara River, you can enjoy seeing a traditional way of fishing ‘cormorant fishing’ which is thought to have started 1300 years ago. Many cafes have unique service called 'morning service' in Gifu along with Aichi In the morning (until about ten thirty or eleven) when you order a cup of tea or coffee, they serve toast and salad ! Near Gifu park , you can find a nice Japanese style cafe where you enjoy good coffee and seeing a Japanese style garden. Seki city is a small city but so famous for its cutlery. At Japanese sword museum in Seki, you can see authentic Japanese swords! Mino city next to Seki city is well known for its hand made Japanese paper 'Hon minoshi' designated as intangible cultural asset by UNESCO . Until recently it was not easy to guide guests because of COVID-19 pandemic; however the situation is getting better. Some strict rules about COVID-19 have been lifted. Please visit Gifu. I am looking forward to seeing you. Please feel free to ask me when you need information about Gifu. Thank you for reading my introduction.                                                                                                                                 

Fukuoka Tour Guide - Kazue I.

Kazue I.

5.00 / 5
(19 reviews)
Japan

Hi! I am Kazue. I am from Fukuoka and live in the central city. I spent almost 20 years traveling around the world as a cabin attendant. Meeting different people, different cultures and eating local food were best things in my career. This experience definitely widened my perspective and will help me in some way when I work as a guide. Since I spent half my life outside of Japan, I noticed our culture and traditions are very unique and became more interested in historical sites in Japan. For my personal life, I am a mom of twins. It is still a hard work but I am enjoying a lot with them. We take them around Kyushu whenever possible for their fun and experience. We all love traveling after all. I am looking forward to showing you around our hometown soon!                                                                                                                                  

Shiga Tour Guide - Koichi W.

Koichi W.

4.95 / 5
(61 reviews)
Japan

Hi! I'm Koichi. I was born in Osaka, I studied in Kyoto when I was a university student. Now I live in Shiga next to Kyoto. I am a national government licensed tour guide. I have been guiding about 160 groups over the past twelve months. I usually guide my customers mainly in Kansai region including Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe and Shiga by public transportation systems. Well, I am curious about Japanese history, especially the history of Japan's ancient times since I was raised next to the world biggest mausoleum of the ancient Emperor called "Nintoku" in Sakai city Osaka which has just become one of the world cultural heritage sites. I dug out some ancient earthen ware vessels around there when I was a primary school student like the adventure archaeologist “Indiana Jones" (It’s our secret!!). That was my hobby. Now, one of my hobbies is outdoor activities such as mountaineering, kayaking, skiing and others. So I would like to take you to some good places where you can enjoy Japanese unique nature. I love to guide foreign visitors from all over the world. I think it is my calling or heavenly given job. Let's go and enjoy together! I hope to see you soon.                                                                                                                                 

Okayama Tour Guide - Yoko M.

Yoko M.

4.78 / 5
(9 reviews)
Japan

Hello. I'm Yoko Miyake. Please call me Yoko. I'm a licensed guide. I love travelling. I have visited all the prefectures in Japan. Though Japan has many good places to visit, I hope many foreign travellers will visit my hometown Kurashiki and enjoy their stay there. Because I was born in Kurashiki, and I have lived there since then, I know a lot about Kurashiki. Of course I can show you other good places in Okayama Prefecture and near Okayama Prefecture.                                                                                                                                 

New Japan Tour Guides

Otaru Tour Guide - Mughal F.

Mughal F.

Japan

Hello nice to meet you hope you are having a good day my name is Mughal. I am Pakistani but living in Japan for the last 7 years I am not a tour guide but I know many places in my city and also other cities that are close to mine I just want to help other the have a good experience while they visit Japan                                                                                                                                  

Tokyo Tour Guide - Jefferson O.

Jefferson O.

Japan

Konnnichiwa! I'm Jeff, your enthusiastic tour guide ready to take you on an unforgettable journey through Tokyo metropolis! With about 10 years of experience living in this dynamic city, I’m passionate about sharing its rich culture, history, and hidden gems with you. From the iconic Shibuya Crossing to the tranquil gardens of the Imperial Palace, Tokyo is a city of contrasts that offers something for everyone. Whether you’re a foodie eager to try authentic sushi, a history buff exploring ancient temples, or a trendsetter hunting for the latest fashion, I’ve got you covered. Join me as we dive into the heart of Tokyo, uncovering its secrets and stories. Let’s make your visit an adventure filled with exciting discoveries and lasting memories. Arigato gozaimasu! Hi~大家好,我是稚懿,來自馬來西亞的檳城。我在東京城市生活了已接近10年。對它豐富的文化、歷史和隱藏的寶藏充滿熱情,迫不及待地想與您分享。 從標誌性的澀谷十字路口到寧靜的皇居花園,東京是一座充滿對比的城市,每個人都能找到自己的樂趣。不管您是熱愛美食,想品嚐正宗壽司的吃貨,還是探索古老寺廟的歷史迷,亦或是尋找最新時尚的潮人,我都會滿足您的需求。 如有任何疑問,請隨時與我聯繫。我可以根據您的喜好、時間和需求量身定制行程。 讓我們一起探索東京吧! Hi~大家好,我是稚懿,来自马来西亚的槟城。 我在东京城市生活了已接近10年。对它丰富的文化、历史和隐藏的宝藏充满热情,迫不及待地想与您分享。从标志性的涩谷十字路口到宁静的皇居花园,东京是一座充满对比的城市,每个人都能找到自己的乐趣。 不管您是热爱美食,想品尝正宗寿司的吃货,还是探索古老寺庙的历史迷,亦或是寻找最新时尚的潮人,我都会满足您的需求。 如有任何疑问,请随时与我联系。我可以根据您的喜好、时间和需求量身定制行程。 让我们一起探索东京吧!                                                                                                                                 

Hyogo Tour Guide - Ozawa Y.

Ozawa Y.

Japan

Hello, my name is Yuji, your local friend. I am a backpacker, currently working at a Japanese sake brewery. I have traveled through Central and South America, as well as some European countries. I really appreciate all my friends who have shared their authentic cultural experiences with me. Now, it's my turn. I would like all the tourists to enjoy my country as much as you can. I'll show you around the real Japan, and it would be my pleasure if you have unforgettable experiences. In my tour, I want to share the real sake world which I have devoted my life. Let's hang out!                                                                                                                                 

Aichi Tour Guide - Saya D.

Saya D.

Japan

I am a mom of 8 months old son and wife of Indonesian. I was born and raised in Nagoya. My husband and I love to driving around so We know a lot of amazing activities, histories, food and more! I will be very happy to share all of my knowledge and let you have an amazing experience on your trip. What kind of person I am? I'm easy going and happy person!! Let's have fun together :)                                                                                                                                 

Popular Japan Private Tours

New Japan Private Tours

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Explore UNESCO World Heritage Site of Shirakawa-go a Former Shirakawa-go School Teacher

Shirakawago
6 hours

Join me for an unforgettable day trip from Kanazawa to the historic village of Shirakawa, guided by a former teacher who once taught at the local school. This day tour is perfect for history enthusiasts, culture seekers, and anyone looking to experience the unique charm of Shirakawa through the eyes of someone who has lived and taught in this extraordinary village. Highlights: Personal Insight Guided Village Tour Historical Landmarks Local Cuisine Scenic Beauty

FROM$292/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Jorge S.
Jorge S.
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Kanazawa Night Bites: A Culinary Tour

Kanazawa
3 hours

Discover the vibrant flavors of Kanazawa under the enchanting night sky with our "Kanazawa Night Bites: A Culinary Tour." Join us as we explore the city's hidden gems, from bustling street food stalls to intimate local eateries. Savor traditional dishes, fresh seafood, and innovative culinary creations, all while learning about Kanazawa's rich food culture and history. Perfect for food lovers and night owls, this tour offers an unforgettable taste of Kanazawa after dark.

FROM$260/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Jorge S.
Jorge S.
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Kamakura Historic Tour

Kamakura
8 hours

If you're a history buff, a one-day tour of Kamakura is a must. This is the ancient city, where Japan's first samurai government was established. Stroll through serene Zen temples and beautiful shrines to feel the samurai spirit. Prepare for an unforgettable journey through Kamakura's glorious past!

FROM$162/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Jefferson O.
Jefferson O.
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Sapporo half day tour

Sapporo
4 hours

Sapporo, capital of the mountainous northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, is famous for its beer, skiing and annual Sapporo Snow Festival featuring enormous ice sculptures. The Sapporo Beer Museum traces the city’s brewing history and has tastings and a beer garden.

FROM$143/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Mughal F.
Mughal F.

Popular Japan Private Cars

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Mt. Fuji private customize tour with luxury van

Mount Fuji
9 hours

Our drivers have extensive geographic knowledge of Mt. Fuji. Starting from Tokyo, we provide high-end exclusive chartered car reservation services for VIPs visiting Mt. Fuji individually or in groups. According to the time and requirements of VIPs, we provide professional Mt. Fuji customized tour services, allowing tourists to travel easily and comfortably.

FROM$538/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Fuji limousine service J.
Fuji limousine service J.
4.92 / 5
(145 reviews)
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Private Transfer from/to Haneda Airport(1-4pax.)

Tokyo
1 hour 30 min

Arrange charter cars to pick up VIPs from or to Haneda airports When picking you up from or to Haneda airport, your exclusive driver will wait for you at the arrival gate or a designated place.

FROM$130/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Fuji limousine service J.
Fuji limousine service J.
4.92 / 5
(145 reviews)
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Tokyo private customize tour with luxury van(1-5pax.)

Tokyo
9 hours

Our drivers have a wealth of geographic knowledge of Tokyo. With Tokyo at the center, provide high-end exclusive charter car reservation service for VIPs travelling as individual tourists or in groups across Tokyo. According to the time and requirements of VIPs, provide professional customized travel services for tourists to travel easily and freely.

FROM$443/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Fuji limousine service J.
Fuji limousine service J.
4.92 / 5
(145 reviews)
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Private Transfer between Narita Airport and hotel in Tokyo

Narita
1 hour 30 min

This is a private van transfer service between Narita Airport and your hotel in Tokyo. Our van can accommodate a group of up to 12 people and our service is available for 24h. If you are looking for a convenient charter service for your tour group, this is the right choice!

FROM$247/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Van transportation M.
Van transportation M.
4.48 / 5
(154 reviews)

Japan Tour Reviews

Great for family of 4

Great 6 hour tour in private car. Our guide Kanae was professional, spoke good english and very nice person. Ensured we beat the heat and crowds.

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Karen C.

5 / 5
Jul 25, 2024

Full Day Kyoto highlight Tour

Kyoto
8 hours

Couldn't have seen and learned so much without him

On a very hot and humid day, Rick guided us through trains and trams, enabling us to visit multiple locations effortlessly. He took photos for us and was excited to discuss the significance of the historical sites we visited. Rick suggested an excellent restaurant with a beautiful view, and we had an unforgettable meal of Unagi Don. Later, he helped us plan the rest of our day with the oppressive heat in mind and walked us to our destination. I can honestly say visiting Kyoto with Rick was one of the highlights of our trip, and we couldn't have seen and learned so much without him.

Karen C.

Dear Karen and families, Thank you very much for the nice review! I'm so glad that you enjoyed the tour with using the public transportation. I believe you felt and touched the real Kyoto city and I hope it will be one of your nicest memories in Japan. Best regards, Rick

Keith W.

Keith W.

5 / 5
Jul 24, 2024

Mid-summer tour of Kyoto

Kyoto
8 hours

Customized

Kind and knowledgeable guide for our day in Kyoto

Hiro-san expertly guided my son and I on a day tour of Kyoto. Hiro met us promptly as promised and kindly provided a sun umbrella for the hot day. He expertly guided us around Kyoto using walking and public transportation, making us feel like locals. Hiro has a very kind manner and was very patient with us, allowing to make changes during the day as needed. He also brought along fun photo props for our day, and promptly sent us photos of us that he had taken. Kyoto is a beautiful city and we look forward to returning!

Japan Private Tours & Local Tour Guides

Uncover Japan’s secrets and gain travel knowledge with a local private tour guide. Unlock hidden gems, cultural immersion, and an unforgettable journey.

With a tour guide, you can get to the good stuff, like the ethereal Tottori Sand Dunes and quaint Kinosaki Onsen. From enjoying bespoke traditional ryokans, to navigating the busy streets of Osaka, a tailored journey through Japan’s wonders only gets better with a local expert leading the way.

Beyond the big ticket destinations like Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka, getting a personalized itinerary transforms a simple tour into lifelong memories. Customized by a local guide, your itinerary can feature lesser known sites like the Shikisai-no-Oka flower fields, where stunning panoramic views of colorful flowers await.

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