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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

Fukuoka Tour Guide - Kazue I.

Kazue I.

5.00 / 5
(18 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
(56 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.                                                                                                                                 

Osaka Tour Guide - Kazuyoshi M.

Kazuyoshi M.

5.00 / 5
(7 reviews)
Japan

This tour mainly tours Osaka and Kyoto. I have lived in Osaka for 10 years and have been to Kyoto 300 times through tourism. I can also offer hands-on guided tours. I can offer maiko and geiko viewing, furoshiki (wrapping cloth) making, matcha (powdered green tea), professional acupuncture in ninja costume, and introduction-type experiences. My Instagram account has been viewed by 130,000 people in one month. Not to mention famous places. I can also guide visitors to places where foreign tourists do not usually go. I can be flexible. Best regards.                                                                                                                                 

Osaka Tour Guide - Takashi M.

Takashi M.

5.00 / 5
(17 reviews)
Japan

Hi, my name is Takashi!! When I go abroad, I think that how nice it would be to have a friend there and hang out together. I want you to feel like you have a friend in Osaka and we can go around and explore the city. I was born and grew up in Japan. And I speak English, Spanish and Japanese. I can be the perfect guide for you!! I can also guide you any other cities in Japan, just let me know where you wanna go :)                                                                                                                                 

New Japan Tour Guides

Osaka Tour Guide - Kazu Y.

Kazu Y.

Japan

Hi, I’m Kazuto! Please call me “Kazu”! I was born and raised in Osaka. I’ve been working as a Japanese tutor and sometimes show my students around Osaka. I’ve decided to become a tour guide in Kansai! I like anime, manga, video games, I’m an Otaku :) There are a lot of “otaku” places in Osaka like “Nintendo Osaka”, “Pokemon Center”, “Shonen-JUMP store”, “Universal Studio Japan” and so on. I want to show impressive Japanese Pop Culture so much!! Japan has limited-time anime, game or manga-collab cafes. You have to book for many of them and I can help you with the booking! Also, I like eating out! I can offer bar-hopping tours, share good ramen restaurants, and so on! I’m looking forward to seeing you! Let’s explore deep Osaka!                                                                                                                                 

Shimane Tour Guide - Sameera G.

Sameera G.

Japan

I am Sameera, with over two decades of experience living and working in Japan. I graduated from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University and have since dedicated my career to revitalizing local communities through tourism. My journey has taken me from Tokyo to the picturesque Oki Islands and the charming town of Okuizumo. In Ama Town, I spearheaded the "Shimayado" project, transforming local inns into thriving tourist destinations. In Okuizumo, I founded the tourism association, successfully attracting a diverse array of visitors, including international cruise tourists. Currently, I am developing an innovative tourism product sales platform in the San'in region. I collaborate closely with local governments and tourism associations to showcase the area's unique attractions to global tourists. With an intimate knowledge of every nook and corner of the San'in region, I can create bespoke tours that offer unforgettable experiences. Explore our unique offerings at ThoughINAKA Tours. Let me guide you through the hidden gems of rural Japan, ensuring a truly memorable journey.                                                                                                                                 

Ishikawa Tour Guide - Raphaël P.

Raphaël P.

Japan

Hello Explorers! Are you ready to discover Kanazawa like never before? I'm here to guide you on an exceptional journey through this captivating city. Originally from France and having traveled extensively for nearly two decades, I bring a wealth of experience and a unique perspective that enriches each tour with deep cultural insights and a keen understanding of what makes each experience special for different people. Since settling in Kanazawa in 2019 with my Japanese wife and our children, I've deeply integrated the local life into the fabric of my tours. For me, this city is not just a place I work—it's my home. My diverse background in the service industry, from hospitality to performing arts, ensures that your experience will be both enriching and seamless. Join me to explore Kanazawa's renowned beauty spots and uncover hidden gems that only a local would know. Whether you're seeking a serene stroll through Kenrokuen Garden or an adventurous trek through the city's quaint alleyways, I'm here to make your visit truly unforgettable. Prepare for picture-perfect moments, delectable local eats, insightful answers to your curiosities, and delightful tips that will enrich your stay beyond measure! Choose to explore Kanazawa with me, and let's create memories that are as rich and vibrant as the city itself! - [While I continuously enhance my knowledge of Japanese history, for those seeking a deep dive into historical intricacies, you might consider a guide whose primary focus is on historical scholarship. This will ensure your expectations are fully met. Thank you for your understanding.]                                                                                                                                 

Kagawa Tour Guide - Chizuru F.

Chizuru F.

Japan

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.                                                                                                                                  

Popular Japan Private Tours

New Japan Private Tours

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[ANIME, MANGA] Pop culture tour

Osaka
4 hours

Anime, manga merchandise places hopping. You can shop around for anime, merchandise, manga, figurings, retro games, etc. Also, you can go to a Japanese arcade, maid cafe, have street food, etc.

FROM$125/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Kazu Y.
Kazu Y.
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Best of Kyoto Half Day Private Tour

Kyoto
3 hours 30 min

Kyoto has a lot to offer, however is difficult to choose where to go. In my Kyoto tour, I will take you to the Must-see spots of Kyoto in most efficient way. Most places are ranked in top 10 attractions. You will enjoy seeing unique and beautiful sights, and also the hidden gems of each location. We will stroll the city on foot and by train like locals for the day. As this is a private tour, if you have any requests to visit other places, I can customize a tour for you.

FROM$125/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Taka M.
Taka M.
5.00 / 5
(6 reviews)
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From Kyoto: Ninja's Homeland Electric Bicycle Private Tour

Kyoto
8 hours

Why don't you make a one-day trip from Kyoto to Koka Ninja's homeland of Koka City? Koka City is home of Ninjas, and just one hour away from Kyoto. It is a perfect place to avoid the big crowds of Kyoto and learn about the real Ninja. Koka is a quiet and beautiful rural town, and the best to go with a bicycle. There is no such tour to visit the real Ninja places guided by a Ninja/local Samurai descendant who can speak English. You can experience a very unique tour from this.

FROM$119/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Taka M.
Taka M.
5.00 / 5
(6 reviews)
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Aventura do Sake

Tokyo
3 hours

Vamos experimentar "Nihonshu", também conhecido como saqué. Vamos visitar um bar, onde pode escolher entre 100 tipos diferentes. A comida será fornecida. Vou tentar escolher alguns pratos que os locais costumam comer neste tipo de situação. (Haverá outras bebidas disponíveis também)

FROM$56/ per person
Japan Tour Guide - Tiago A.
Tiago A.

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$518/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Fuji limousine service J.
Fuji limousine service J.
4.92 / 5
(143 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$125/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Fuji limousine service J.
Fuji limousine service J.
4.92 / 5
(143 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$426/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Fuji limousine service J.
Fuji limousine service J.
4.92 / 5
(143 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$238/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Van transportation M.
Van transportation M.
4.48 / 5
(154 reviews)

Japan Tour Reviews

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Rachel F.

5 / 5
Jun 24, 2024

One Day Customized Tour in Tokyo

Tokyo
7 hours 30 min

Five stars aren't enough for Tomoko!

Our family is about to board our flight back to the US but we couldn't wait to submit our highest review for Tomoko, our exceptional guide! We were lucky enough to have her give us three full days of private touring in Tokyo. Tomoko is fluent in English, having earned degrees abroad, but has lived in Japan her whole life so that she has the perfect balance of eastern and western sensibilities. Her knowledge of Tokyo's history, culture, religion, art and architecture are only matched by the unbelievable enthusiasm she brings to sharing it. Whether she was taking us through historical sites (like the Imperial Palace; the Meiji Jingu Shrine or Sensoji Temple ), to can't miss attractions (like Tokyo Skytree, Shibuya crossing, Tsukiji or Ueno Park), to interesting museums (like Team Lab Borderless) or to different parts of the city (like the Yanaka Nezu District or Harajuko) or to the best spots for lunch and matcha ice cream - she was not only educating us but bringing her special joy to every moment! She was exceptional from our very first email communication- answering all of our questions; reserving tickets in advance; and offering tips and updates before we even arrived. Thanks to Tomoko, our experience in Tokyo was something we will remember forever. We are extraordinarily grateful to her and now consider her a friend with whom we will keep in touch. We have been fortunate to travel the world and guides don't come any finer than Tomoko! Infinite stars!!!!

Most Entertaining Tour Ever

Don't miss this one - he's great. We saw so many sights and ducked a lot between major tourist spots and cool little places along the way. He's incredibly enthusiastic and clearly really loves the job. Plugged into the area as well!

Chris W.

Thank you so much for the kind words! I’m thrilled you enjoyed the tour and appreciated the mix of major sights and hidden gems. Your feedback means a lot. I hope to sew you again in another adventure!

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Chris W.

5 / 5
Jun 23, 2024

Full day tour in Tokyo

Tokyo
8 hours

Great Tour of Tokyo Highlights

Michiko was very knowledgeable and catered our itinerary to my location/preferences on the day of. I feel like I really got to know the city after travelling around with her. We visited so many major places in one day! I strongly recommend her.

Chris W.

Dear Chris, Thank you very much for taking the time to write and giving me an excellent review. I'm glad to know you enjoyed my tour. I hope you come back to Japan again with your beloved! Michiko

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.

GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!

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