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Gifu Private Tours & Local Tour Guides

Discover Things to Do and Plan a Trip to Gifu, Japan with a Local Guide

Popular Gifu 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.                                                                                                                                 

Aichi Tour Guide - Vladyslav K.

Vladyslav K.

5.00 / 5
(5 reviews)
Japan

Welcome to my tour guide profile! Allow me to introduce myself—I am a seasoned guide with a deep passion for Japanese culture and a wealth of knowledge about this fascinating country. Having lived in Japan for six years, I have immersed myself in its rich heritage, traditions, and history, allowing me to connect with its roots on a profound level. Currently residing in Nagoya, a vibrant city brimming with history and modernity, I have come to appreciate its unique blend of traditional charm and contemporary allure. As a resident of Nagoya, I am intimately familiar with its hidden gems, iconic landmarks, and local secrets that make it a captivating destination for travelers. With my comprehensive understanding of Japanese culture, fluency in the language, and insider knowledge of Nagoya, I am thrilled to share my experiences and expertise through tailored tours. Whether you are interested in exploring Nagoya's historical sites, savoring its culinary delights, or delving into its cultural heritage, I am dedicated to crafting unforgettable experiences that cater to your interests and preferences. Join me as we embark on a journey through Nagoya, uncovering its hidden treasures, learning about its history, and immersing ourselves in the unique tapestry of Japanese traditions. Together, let's create cherished memories that will leave you with a profound appreciation for Nagoya and the wonders of Japan.                                                                                                                                 

Gifu Tour Guide - Yuriko S.

Yuriko S.

4.93 / 5
(46 reviews)
Japan

I am Yuriko from Gifu Prefecture. I was an assistant English teacher at junior high school. I started to work as a National Certificate tour guide in 2019. I'm very interested in kimono, tea ceremony and Japanese castles. I sometimes guide in kimono. There are so many nice places to visit in Gifu and Nagoya! I also guide around Takayama, Shirakawago, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and Kanazawa if you pay my transportation fee from my hometown. Let's enjoy Japan with me!                                                                                                                                 

Shiga Tour Guide - Kazuhiko G.

Kazuhiko G.

4.74 / 5
(164 reviews)
Japan

Hello, I’m Kazuhiko. Please call me “Kazu”. I'm a national-licensed tour guide. I have a wife and 4 children. I was born in Osaka city near Kyoto, although I have lived in many places across Japan. I used to work for multinational electric company and I traveled to many countries (U.S., Thailand, Hong Kong etc.) on business. I have enjoyed guiding many foreign tourists in Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Hiroshima, Tokyo, Mt. Fuji etc. for many years. During your tour, you can discover a rich Japanese history spanning about 2,000 years, learn about and experience profound Japanese arts (tea ceremony, flower arrangement etc.), feel the spiritual atmosphere of Buddhist temples or Shinto shrines, see a breathtakingly beautiful scenery of Mt. Fuji, bamboo forest, Japanese gardens etc.. Moreover, you can taste Japanese cuisine that each season has to offer (Sushi, Tempura, Soba or ramen noodle etc.). You can get close to nature and feed wild deer or monkeys or even a build snowman in winter. I’m sure that I can provide a splendid tour of Japan that will be a lasting memory for you to treasure. Experience the mysteries of Japan with 5 senses !! Your memorable tour awaits you. Please feel free to contact me!!                                                                                                                                 

New Gifu Tour Guides

Gifu Tour Guide - Norman B.

Norman B.

Japan

Good day, everyone! I am Norman. I live in Japan since 2006 and currently residing in Gifu ken. My passions are playing competitive sports and traveling around famous and historical tourist destinations. If you are planning a trip, please do not hesitate to reach out. I’ll be more than happy to assist you especially here in Nagoya, Aichi ken/Gifu ken/Shiga ken and Kyoto. Let’s make your journey unforgettable.                                                                                                                                   

Aichi Tour Guide - Mamoru I.

Mamoru I.

Japan

I’m a professional radio personality/English instructor/interpreter/translator/tour guide and I’m foodie with drinks, local foods, seasonable ingredients, chefs, casual star restaurants, sake, beer, wine, coffee, cocktails locals popular places with no tourists. I promise to show you, take you to the best place for food and drink, anywhere from local casual to high end. 30years of going out to search places. I can say I’m the best ^_^                                                                                                                                 

Aichi Tour Guide - Maki  T.

Maki T.

5.00 / 5
(1 reviews)
Japan

Hello I am Maki. I am a national licensed tour guide (English and French). I live in Nagoya city, Aichi prefecture. I have visited over 30 countries and people there warmly welcomed me, so it would be my pleasure to welcome foreign visitors. Nagoya is a city of history and industry. I worked for Toyota and I guide you based on my experiences during my time at Toyota. Furthermore, as a mother of two children, I would be glad to welcome families with young children as well. I’d love to make your trip meaningful and unforgettable. Please feel free to contact with me anytime.    I’m looking forward to meeting you in this wonderful country of Japan! Si vous souhaitez que je vous guide en français, je le ferai volontiers. À très bientôt!                                                                                                                                 

Nagoya Tour Guide - Roy  K.

Roy K.

5.00 / 5
(2 reviews)
Japan

I am Roy, who had been stationed in the United States for 11 years and experienced the business trips to more than 40 countries all over the world. My home town Nagoya has many amazing places to visit such as Atsuta shrine, Nagoya castle and Osu Kannon temples in the large shopping district. I will let you have unforgettable time in Nagoya area as a Government Licensed Guide Interpreter. I look forward to showing you around and talking about Japanese old and new culture and history.                                                                                                                                  

Popular Gifu Private Tours

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Seki City Highlights (Swords & Knives)

Gifu
3 hours

Day 1 in Takayama, Day 2 ... there are guests who would also like to explore other places from Takayama as a day trip. I'd love to help you plan & realize such an excursion. It's a 1.5 hour Highway Bus ride from Takayama. Seki is one of the top-quality cutlery producers in the world and historically blessed with its perfect surrounding for making samurai swords with a history of over 700 years.

FROM$144/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoko T.
Yoko T.
5.00 / 5
(15 reviews)
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Walking tour in Seki city

Gifu
3 hours

About one hour bus ride from Gifu station or Nagoya bus terminal brings you to Seki city area. Seki city is small but very famous for its cutlery. In this tour we visit some museums related to cutlery , a temple, a shrine and Seki terrace where you can shop high quality cutlery.

FROM$76/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Akiko W.
Akiko W.
5.00 / 5
(8 reviews)
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Discover Authentic Japan in Tsumago & Magome, Nakasendo

Gifu
9 hours

You hike an old highway Nakasendo walking through two posttowns. Strolling around the most famous traditional post towns, Magome & Tsumago, takes you back to nostalgic Japan. The moment you enter these towns along Nakasendo highway, you will feel as if you are in a time warp back in the Edo period, where local people spend their daily lives as well as welcoming tourists, preserving buildings and the landscape.

FROM$115/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Tetsuji Y.
Tetsuji Y.
4.86 / 5
(36 reviews)
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Magome-Tsumago Nakasendo Hike One-day Private Tour

Gifu
7 hours

The Nakasen-do, or Central Mountain Road, is one of the five highways that connect between Edo (present-day Tokyo) and Kyoto. You can walk and experience the atmosphere of a way old travelers passed, Probably it is one of THE things to do in Japan. I will accompany you for exploration of beauty and nature from Japan's old times.

FROM$288/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoko T.
Yoko T.
5.00 / 5
(15 reviews)

New Gifu Private Tours

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Promenade dans la rue de MAGOME et Visite des Musées sur la route de NAKASENDO (9)

Gifu
3 hours

Avant la randonnée à MAGOME-TSUMAGO, si vous voulez la rendre plus fructueuse, je vous propose la promenade dans la rue de MAGOME avec moi pour mieux connaître ce qui s’est déroulé sur la route de NAKASENDO avec des épisodes marquants. La visite du Musée de TOSON SHIOMAZAKI qui a vécu 3 ans en France et son roman célèbre vous donneront l’occasion de voir combien la France et le Japon étaient de grands partenaires : Napoléon III et les deux derniers shoguns, le dernier samouraï était francais.

FROM$31/ per person
Japan Tour Guide - Sumiyo T.
Sumiyo T.
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One day customized tour in Takayama

Gifu
7 hours

Let's enjoy Takayama with me in a 4 seasons. Takayama has a lot of fascinating face and feeling. It's Culture, History, Art, Food, nature etc in Mountainous Culture. I will be able to arrange for your customized tour plan. So, I will work with you to develop a personalized travel plan based on what you would like to do and experience. I'm very looking forward you and enjoy tour with you.

FROM$242/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Koki N.
Koki N.
5.00 / 5
(12 reviews)
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Promenade de MAGOME au sentier pavé d’OCHIAI et Visite des Temples sur la route de NAKASENDO (8)

Gifu
3 hours 30 min

Le lendemain de vos randonnées à TSUMAGO-MAGOME, nous nous verrons à MAGOME pour une promenade dans un parc panoramique, sur un sentier pavé d’OCHIAI ,au milieu des cyprès, site national qui vous fera revivre les défilés des samouraïs et des princesses. Nous continuerons notre promenade jusqu’à un temple zen en écoutant chanter les oiseaux et une chute d’eau et nous intéresserons à des endroits charmants tels qu’un temple légen-daire, des statues, des stèles, un autre temple où la foi perdure .

FROM$36/ per person
Japan Tour Guide - Sumiyo T.
Sumiyo T.
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Promenade sur le sentier pavé d’OCHIAI à MAGOME et Visite des Musées sur la route de NAKASENDO (7)

Gifu
6 hours

Avant les randonnées à MAGOME-TSUMAGO, je vous invite à descendre à OCHIAI pour que nous puissions nous promener tranquillement sur le sentier pavé dans la forêt ,site national, qui vous fera revivre les défilés des samouraïs et des princesses.Continuons notre promenade jusqu’au belvédère de MAGOME en écoutant la chute d’eau et les oiseaux et nous nous intéresserons à des endroits charmants tels qu’un temple légendaire, des statues, des stèles, le musée d’un écrivain étroitement lié à la France

FROM$61/ per person
Japan Tour Guide - Sumiyo T.
Sumiyo T.

Day Trips from Gifu

Gifu Tour Reviews

Like having an uncle in Japan bring you around!

Tetsuji was punctual, friendly and knowledgeable with a great command of English. He picked us up from the lobby of our hotel and took care of us until our train back to Nagoya. He made good preparations for our tour, having gone to recce the area prior as well as having found out which places might be closed. Although not everything went as planned, he was quick to find alternatives and make arrangements. Our only regret was not having a longer tour with him!

Leach L.

Thank you for so much praise to me. Now, I have a dream that I could have a chance to see your ceramic masterpieces in Singapore someday. Please give my best regards to your friends.

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Olman M.

5 / 5
Apr 21, 2024

One-day-tour of Shirakawa-go

Gifu
6 hours

Customized

A magical village that is a must go!

Thank you Tetsuji for the photos you took of us. We are so happy that you care so much about what you do. You are an expression of what Japan is all about; kindness and honor.

Olman M.

Wow, I am very glad to have such words of praise from you. I hope you could come to Japan again and share happy moment with you and your wife.

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Olman M.

5 / 5
Apr 21, 2024

One-Day-Tour of Takayama

Gifu
6 hours 30 min

Customized

Takayama at its best.

Thank you Tetsuji for an informative and delightfully tour. Your kindness and attention to detail was appreciated.

Olman M.

It is my pleasure that you are satisfied with my tour. All of your words are great encouragement to me.

Gifu Private Tour Guide

Whether it’s your first time to Gifu or you are back to discover more, a good tour guide can make all the difference. Enjoy the best of what Gifu has to offer, without all the fuss of planning everything by yourself! You can pick your favorite itinerary from the Gifu tours offered by our local guides, but feel free to ask for customizations based on your preferences. We want to help travelers get the most out of their trips, and we believe a good tour with a local guide is the best way to ensure that. There is so much to see and do in Gifu, and the best way to get the most out of your time there is to have a local expert with you. GoWithGuide is committed to delivering unforgettable tour experiences, so let us help you create your next favorite memory.
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