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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.                                                                                                                                 

Shiga Tour Guide - Kazuhiko G.

Kazuhiko G.

4.75 / 5
(167 reviews)

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!!                                                                                                                                 

Aichi Tour Guide - Vladyslav K.

Vladyslav K.

5.00 / 5
(5 reviews)

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.                                                                                                                                 

Aichi Tour Guide - Mamoru I.

Mamoru I.

5.00 / 5
(1 reviews)

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 - Tatsuya I.

Tatsuya I.


My name is Tatsuya Ito. I am living in Nagoya city, Aichi, Japan. I am a national licensed guide interpreter (English). I can also speak Chinese (Basic level). I have been guiding Nagoya Castle as a volunteer guide for 6 years. I want to take you to many Japanese beautiful places. I like to travel by train. If you are interested in train travel in Japan, I can introduce nice places to visit with local train.                                                                                                                                 

Aichi Tour Guide - Maki  T.

Maki T.

5.00 / 5
(1 reviews)

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!                                                                                                                                 

Gifu Tour Guide - Sumiyo T.

Sumiyo T.


Bonjour Mesdames et Messieurs, Je m’appelle Sumiyo et suis guide-interprète diplômée. C’est avec joie que je vous accueille dans ma ville natale de NAKATSUGAWA située à l’extrémité des Alpes centrales du Japon dans la préfecture de Gifu où je suis revenue après avoir enseigné à l’Université de Kagoshima. Or j’ai souvent éprouvé ici le regret de voir que les touristes se contentaient de suivre uniquement les informations de notoriété publique. Afin de rendre le chaleureux accueil que j’avais reçu en France lors de mes études de philosophie durant environ six ans, ainsi que dans d’autres pays que j’ai visités, je me suis sentie appelée à modifier cette situation. Avant d’aller à MAGOME, je vous conseille de descendre du bus un peu avant à la 44 e ville étape : à OCHIAI pour faire des expériences palpitantes et inoubliables. Ensuite selon votre choix, je vous accompagnerai à MAGOME et TSUMAGO, afin de découvrir leurs sites historiques et littéraires. Je serai heureuse de pouvoir partager et approfondir avec vous vos impressions et vos expériences. C’est avec impatience que j’attends votre venue ! A bientôt !                                                                                                                                  

Gifu Tour Guide - Yuriko S.

Yuriko S.

4.94 / 5
(48 reviews)

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!                                                                                                                                 

Day Trips from Gifu

Gifu Tour Reviews

Had a amazing time with Yoko, She knows a lot about takayama

we have spend 2 days with Yoko in takayama aera. She knows those places so good . we had a really good time with her.

Jianan Z.

I am glad that I could help you enjoy your time in Takayama and Shirakawa-go. It was energizing for me to hear about your experiences traveling around the world. Thank you. Have a great remainder of your stay in Japan. Yoko

Visit to Shirakawa-go

We had a wonderful day with Tetsui who guided us through Shirakawa-go, the site of traditional gassho-zukuri houses. Tetsui was a terrific guide, providing a wealth of information on the traditional houses, but also any number of other topics related to Japanese culture along the way. He made helpful suggestions and adjustments to respond to our interests. Tetsui also handled the logistics extremely well, taking away any worry about our day. He even made bus reservations for us in advance to help us with a somewhat complicated day for us, as we were not familiar with the reservation process. We traveled with him from Takayama to Shirakawa, then we continued on to Kanazawa while he returned to Takayama. I thoroughly enjoyed his company and highly recommend Tetsui as a guide for a tour in Japan!

Lois F.

Thank you so much for your high praise. I am very happy to hear that you are satisfied with my job. I hope next opportunity could bring you back to Japan and give me a chance to help you traveling again. Please give my best regards to James.

A magical hike in a wonderful place

We spent a really wondeful time with Tetsuji during this one-day hiking tour. He picked us in the lobby of the hotel and guided us very efficiently all day long (peace of mind for the whole family). He gave us all sorts of explanations during the hike and answered all of our questions (and we had a lot) about the place but also japanese culture and traditions. Having with us someone this knowledgeable, kind and professional made this day very special and one of the best moment (if not the best) of our stay in Japan. We can only recommend you contact him if you want to discover the Nagoya region !

Fabrice C.

I am very honored to have joined your family-reunion-journey in Japan. A friendly atmosphere of all a member of your family made me relaxed and enjoyed hiking while guiding. I hope you could visit Japan and spend happy times with me again.

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Our local guides are ready to help you plan, customize and realize your ideal tour in Gifu. All GoWithGuide guides are real locals who know the area on a deep and personal level, and they can’t wait to share their knowledge with you. When traveling, everyone wants to get the most bang out of their buck. How to do that? Ask the right person to be your tour guide, of course! As opposed to fixed itineraries that are too formal and geared towards large groups, arranging a trip with the help of a local guide will mean the trip will be about what YOU want to see and do. Go ahead and send a message to one (or several!) of our local guides. They would love to show you their Gifu!