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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)

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.                                                                                                                                 

Shimizu Tour Guide - Sayori H.

Sayori H.

5.00 / 5
(2 reviews)

Hello, I can show you the real Japan. You can taste, see and feel the country. I'd like to show the beautiful culture for you to experience. I can organize the day tour from Shimizu port for Cruise customers. Tea ceremony, strawberry picking experience, anything you are interested, I would love to help you plan your tour. I can communicate in both English and Japanese. I look forward to welcoming people from different parts of the world. Thank you                                                                                                                                 

Shiga Tour Guide - Koichi W.

Koichi W.

4.94 / 5
(51 reviews)

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.                                                                                                                                 

Okinawa Main Island Tour Guide - Tateo U.

Tateo U.

4.99 / 5
(69 reviews)

My name is Tateo. I am officially registerd English tour guide and introducing about Okinawa's history,culture, and nature.I am elderly person but have gone through lots of expericences that happened during US occupation after WW2. For the example, change of monetary system(US dollar to Yen),Change of traffic regulation(driving vehicle from right to left).The reversion of Okinawa to main land Japan was biggest historical event.The US administered Okinawa for 27 years. As a result, thing were Americanized in many aspects. Historically, Okinawa was once independent nation until 1872.During Kingdum era, Okinawa actively traded with China, South Asia Countries, Korea, and Japan. In the end, our culture is quite differ much from main land Japan. For instance, architectural technique, daily customs, and culture are also unique. Okinawa is the only prefecture belong to subtropical climate zone. Even winter time, it's neither hot nor cold. People can enjoy marine sport all through the year.Canoeing, Kayaking, Diving, and Snorkeling are popular. Besides, beatiful white sand beaches and attractive coastline are abundant. Green sea water and blue sky have been lured people from all over the world. Traditional music and dance are worth seeing. Please visit Okinawa and enjoy extraordinary trip. I will be looking forward to seeing you soon.                                                                                                                                  

New Japan Tour Guides

Kagawa Tour Guide - Chizuru F.

Chizuru F.


Hello, my name is Chizuru. I'm from Kagawa, on Shikoku Island. When I was 5 years old, I lived in London and went to primary school there. I returned to Japan as a teenager. In my 20s, I traveled around the world as a backpacker. After becoming a mother, I settled down in Kagawa and started teaching English to local kids. Over time, I became deeply fascinated by Japanese culture, particularly kimono and sake. This led me to open a kimono rental shop in one of Japan's most beautiful gardens. I find great joy in meeting tourists and dressing them in kimono. Additionally, I began offering Japanese sake bar-hopping tours, which I thoroughly enjoy because they allow me to have fun with tourists and share my passion for Japanese culture. Kagawa is home to many beautiful islands, and I would love to take you to these stunning places where you can experience art, meet the local people, and enjoy local food. There are so many things to do, and I am happy to arrange any activities you desire on Shikoku Island.                                                                                                                                  

Fukuoka Tour Guide - Tac K.

Tac K.


I was borne and raised in Fukuoka. I'm retired last year, and now slowly enjoying life. Before retireing, I work for IT related services for over 4 decades. My job roles were programmer, System Engineer, IT department Manager and IT project manager, additionally Internal Auditor. But, I feel it's a long time ago. I'm not a sporty person. I prefer reading books(Manga & novels) and listening music. Especially, I like Taiyou Matsumoto's commic & Tatsurou Yamashita's pop music. I also like outdoor activities like camping, jogging and chairing. Especially, enjoyning chairing. (Taking a folding chair and walk to the beach, which is 15 minutes away, and just relax.) I want to communicate with many people through the Japan as it is.                                                                                                                                 

Kyoto Tour Guide - Maricel E.

Maricel E.


Hello, my name is Maricel. I'm from the Philippines and I've been living in Kyoto Japan for 17 years now. I am an experienced Kyoto tour guide with a deep passion for showcasing the city’s rich cultural heritage and history and landmarks. I am dedicated to providing engaging and informative guided tours tailored to the interests and preferences of each visitor. Committed to creating unforgettable experiences that capture the essence of Kyoto’s tranquility and beauty, I am looking forward to guiding you while you are here.                                                                                                                                 

Chiba Tour Guide - Yoshie Y.

Yoshie Y.


Hi, I’m Yoshie from Fukushima . Thank you for checking my page! I lived in Tokyo for 4 years, and I am living in Chiba for 7 years. I graduated from foreign language studies university and was using English at work. Also I have been to Australia on working holidays for a year. I like to meet new people and share Japanese culture. I am looking forward to show you around!                                                                                                                                 

Popular Japan Private Tours

New Japan Private Tours

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True Kamakura Private Tour enjoying four popular spots

9 hours

Kamakura is a cozy seaside town with many historical sites and just one hour train-ride from Tokyo. It is an important city in the Japanese history because the first samurai warrior's government was established here in the 12th century and had been the political center for about 140 years. In this tour, we'll visit four popular religious sites, each with its own unque attractions.

FROM$159/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Toru K.
Toru K.
4.90 / 5
(21 reviews)
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Tokyo Fashion Retail Full-Day Tour

10 hours

Welcome to the Tokyo Fashion Retail Tour! Explore the luxurious Ginza district, including Ginza SIX Mall and the world's largest Uniqlo. Discover upscale brands in Omotesando and youthful trends on Takeshita Street. Visit Shibuya 109 for cutting-edge young women's fashion, and end in Shin-Okubo for a variety of Korean cosmetics and makeup. Enjoy Tokyo's diverse and vibrant fashion scene!

FROM$319/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Grant A.
Grant A.
5.00 / 5
(14 reviews)
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Barhopping in Takamatsu city

3 hours

Explore Kagawa with a nightlife tour! Guided tour alongside an English-speaking Japanese guide Explore Takamatsu City, the entrance to Shikoku Island with the longest roofed shopping arcade district. Eat and drink at hidden bars and izakayas Let's visit hidden bars, izakayas, and learn about the city after coming back from the art islands in Setouchi inland sea.

FROM$38/ per person
Japan Tour Guide - Chizuru F.
Chizuru F.
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Tokyo 6 hours tour for must-see historical spots

6 hours

This tour is for your understanding of deep Japanese historical knowledge including Samrai & Emperor, detail religion back ground of both Shinto & Buddhism by our detail conversation with visiting Meiji shrine, Imperial palace and Asakusa Sensoji temple. I will explain the detail historical stories which you can not easily find on general Website. This tour includes lunch, This tour can not be held on every Monday & Friday due to Imperial Palace closed,

FROM$210/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Kashima H.
Kashima H.
4.66 / 5
(73 reviews)

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$528/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Fuji limousine service J.
Fuji limousine service J.
4.91 / 5
(139 reviews)
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Private Transfer from/to Haneda Airport(1-4pax.)

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$128/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Fuji limousine service J.
Fuji limousine service J.
4.91 / 5
(139 reviews)
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Tokyo private customize tour with luxury van(1-5pax.)

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$435/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Fuji limousine service J.
Fuji limousine service J.
4.91 / 5
(139 reviews)
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Private Transfer between Narita Airport and hotel in Tokyo

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$242/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Van transportation M.
Van transportation M.
4.48 / 5
(154 reviews)

Japan Tour Reviews

Day Tour in Fukui

A responsive, responsible and excellent tour guide. Yoshie-san went out of her way to ensure that we enjoyed our day. Thank you so much.

Full-day Hiroshima/Miyajima tour

Thank you Pancho for an insightful day. We all had a great day learning about this time of history. Thank you also for sharing your personal connection as well. I asked the children what they enjoyed about the day, Master 11 "learning about what happened" Miss 9 "lunch".

Casey E.

Thanks for your feedback that everyone felt something from the tour, that's one of my favorite part being tour guide. Thank you for sharing Master 11 enjoyed learning what happend here and Miss 9 enjoyed lunch! Have a nice trip at next stop too. Thanks again, Pancho


Myriam G.

5 / 5
Jun 13, 2024

Hozukyo Nature Walking Guide Tour

4 hours


Hike in Hozukyo Gorge

Great day hiking by the river. We liked the nature and beautiful views of the pristine water. Masayuki and his wife were great hosts and very attentive to our needs, especially in some of the most difficult areas of the hike. Definitely very beautiful, off-the-beaten path and cool in the summer months!

Myriam G.

Thank you very much for taking a tour with us, Myriam. Again, we are so glad that all of you could enjoy the day. We both enjoyed your wonderful company during the tour. I hope that you could rest well and refresh yourselves after the tour and enjoy your activities for later. We were so glad to have met you. Good luck with your trip for the rest of your days in Japan. Feel free to contact us if you need to know about anything.

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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