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Hakone Private Tour Guides

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Popular Hakone Tour Guides

Kanagawa Tour Guide - Kaneo U.

Kaneo U.

4.98 / 5
(48 reviews)
Japan

I’m so excited to have a chance to show you around my favorite spots in Kanagawa prefecture. I was born in Kanagawa. I spent my whole school life, including university, here in Kanagawa. I worked as a high school English teacher here for 40 years. I love Kanagawa so much. We have many interesting tourist spots, like Hakone, Kamakura, Enoshima and Yokohama. I got my tour guide license in English in 2009. I am still an English teacher. To give an interesting and impressive lesson to young high school students, I’ve learnt and gathered many kinds of information. I also have a license to teach social studies, so I have a wide range of knowledge about Japanese culture and history. I’m sure to provide you an interesting tour.                                                                                                                                 

Tokyo Tour Guide - Yasuro C.

Yasuro C.

4.82 / 5
(72 reviews)
Japan

Hello, my name is Yasuro (Mr). I was born and brought up in Kansai, graduated from a univ in Kobe city, after moved into Kanto, 30 years in Tokyo, 2.5 years in Nagoya city, 7.5 years abroad (KL & S'pore) as a rep of a construction company and I got the National Guide Certificate in 2011. My hobbies are making Haiku poems, singing various songs (voice-training for 18 years), playing the folk-guitar, trekking in mountains like Takao and Okutama in the West of Tokyo, visiting museums like in Ueno Park and travelling around Japan to make Haiku poems. Thank you for your attention.                                                                                                                                 

Chiba Tour Guide - Toru K.

Toru K.

4.91 / 5
(22 reviews)
Japan

Hello my guests, I'm Toru, a national licensed tour guide. I've been mainly guiding around Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, and Nikko for an individual or small group tourists . I'm living in a town near Narita International Airport. It's often said that one of the characteristics of the Japanese culture is sticking to details and yet tries to conceal its care. It means that there are a pile of unspoken stories behind what you see in Japan. I'm always trying to be an interpreter of those stories and help you enjoy the secrets of Japanese cultures. I'm offering four tour plans of Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, and Nikko. I think they are the best plans especially for the first timers to Japan because they're prepared to include all must-see spots in the area. If you are repeaters or interested in the other things or places, please don't hesitate to require what you want. Let's make the best plan for you together. I'm looking forward to seeing you in Japan.                                                                                                                                  

Kanagawa Tour Guide - Yoshi S.

Yoshi S.

5.00 / 5
(29 reviews)
Japan

Hello, I'm Yoshi!! I started my second career as a tour guide after retiring from the Japanese computer company I had worked for about 40 years. I was born in Asakusa and grew up in down town in Tokyo. I am married with two daughters and three grandchildren, two girls and a boy. I've experienced guiding international visitors in Tokyo and other famous sightseeing spots as a guide for several years. I will be so happy to help you enjoy your stay in Japan. Look forward to joining my tour!!                                                                                                                                  

Yokohama Tour Guide - Haruo T.

Haruo T.

4.90 / 5
(10 reviews)
Japan

I live in Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture. I have a license to teach in high schools and was admitted to the degree of Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language in the University of Birmingham. Until 2015 I had been teaching English at public high schools in Kanagawa for 37 years. During that time, I had some experience of guiding students from overseas through sister-school relationship around Tokyo and Kanagawa. Therefore, I had good command of English with the TOEIC score of 935. As for a tour guide experience I earned the certificate of National Government Licensed Guide-Interpreter in English and since then I have guided tourists to the popular sites around Tokyo, Yokohama, Kamakura and Yokosuka. My guiding focuses on introducing not only Japanese historical and cultural backgrounds but also giving tourists some tips to travel Japan only by themselves, such as how to use trains and subways, find good restaurants, reserve tickets, buy survenier, and speak basic Japanese. In addition, my tour includes opportunities to experience Japanese culture like Zen meditation, ninja performance, visiting anime's location sites based on tourists' request. Besides, by means of my hobbies of writing English Haiku and Waka (traditional Japanese poems) and performing Rakugo (traditional Japanese funny story telling) in English, I can surely entertain tourists during the tour. My moto as a tour guide is let the tourists have a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Japan with my profound, intelligible and interestiog guiding.                                                                                                                                 

Tokyo Tour Guide - Leandra I.

Leandra I.

5.00 / 5
(4 reviews)
Japan

Hello! I'm Leandra, and I'm stoked to be your guide as we dive into Japan. With seven years under my belt living here, I've become your trusted source for all things related to exploring this amazing country. Whether it's navigating the bustling city streets or trekking through scenic nature trails, I've got you covered. I have extensive experience guiding excursions through mountains, inner city hidden gems, underground music scenes, and scenic day trips in the vicinity of Tokyo. When I'm not guiding, you can catch me indulging in my hobbies of digging into Japanese history, hitting up local shrines, lacing up my running shoes for a jog, scouting out new restaurants, or hitting the trails for a hike. Originally from sunny SoCal, my roots stretch back to both Japanese and Mexican heritage, with a sprinkle of samurai lineage thrown in for good measure. So, if you're ready to dive into the real Japan, away from the tourist traps, join me for an adventure you won't soon forget. Let's do this!                                                                                                                                 

Tokyo Tour Guide - Kaori S.

Kaori S.

4.97 / 5
(73 reviews)
Japan

Kon-ni-chi-wa. Hello! I'm Kaori, having lived in Tokyo for more than 20 years since I got married with a photographer who lives here. I'm originally from Shizuoka prefecture which has Mt.Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan. I took 2 working-holiday-visa stays in my younger days. One is in Toronto, Canada, and another is Australia touring by motorcycle. One year respectively. I love travel both international and domestic, especially by motorcycle. That's why I love helping individual travelers rather than normal package tours, cause I myself love travel freely. I love nature, gardens, trekking, greenery, cycling and motorcycle. I love to take you to the off-the-beaten tracks where I love in Tokyo. As a national government licensed guide, I've got deep knowledge of Japanese culture and history. I really enjoy talking about Japanese way of life with people from different cultures. But I'm so flexible that I don't bother if you're not so interested in. We see what you like and talk what you are interested in. That's my style. If you don't know what to want, I can help you with that. I'm outgoing, ( but organized pretty well!), very easy to get along with anybody, including small kids to teenagers. Can't wait to see you soon!                                                                                                                                 

Tokyo Tour Guide - Naoya U.

Naoya U.

5.00 / 5
(3 reviews)
Japan

My Name is Naoya Usuda. I was born in Tokyo in 1952. After my graduation from Keio University, I joined a Japanese bank. Mainly I was assigned international business and stayed in London for three years. At the age of 52, I moved to a Japanese manufacturer company and had worked for 11 years. As a personnel manager, I engaged in hiring Indian graduates. Then for two years, I went to Tashkent in Uzbekistan as a JICA senior volunteer. I taught "corporate finance" at Tashkent Financial Institute in English. I got the guide license in 2017, After I came back to Tokyo, I am working as a volunteer guide, especially in Shinjuku. I hope to create special and deep tours in which tourists are interested but by now they were not able to gain access to. For example; Visit to various Universities, Visit to narrow streets in Tokyo, Visit to feel Edo (Now and Then) My hobby is playing the guitar. I hope we are in peace through music. I am also interested in Art, History and cooking. My major subject is economics and finance.                                                                                                                                  

New Hakone Tour Guides

Tokyo Tour Guide - Hideki M.

Hideki M.

Japan

Go with a National Government Licensed Guide for an Unforgettable Experience! Welcome to my tour page! I'm HIDE, your go-to guide for all things Tokyo and Japan! As a government licensed guide, I am committed to providing you with a high-quality and authentic travel experience in Japan. Join me for an unforgettable journey through Japan’s rich history, vibrant culture, and stunning landscapes. Now, imagine this: a former flight attendant in his young days, now turned guide, after gaining experience in international affairs and cultural exchange including 12 years of overseas assignments in the airline industry. Yep, that's me! I've seen the world, and the more I've seen, the more I've come to appreciate the beauty of Japan. Now, it's time for me to dive deep into the charms of Japan with you. From its breathtaking natural beauty to its rich culture and history, there's never a dull moment here. My mission is to ensure that you enjoy your stay in Japan and come to love this country. So, pack your bags, and let's dive into the amazing world of Japan together. I'm sure you won't regret it. Can't wait to meet you and share some unforgettable moments! See you soon!                                                                                                                                 

Kanagawa Tour Guide - Ryoko E.

Ryoko E.

Japan

Hi, I am Ryoko, a Oyama Area Licensed Guide Interpreter. Oyama is located in western place in Kanagawa and known as a sacred tourist spot for Edo commoners. Based on my experience working for an international company, I try to respect and have a dialogue with people from various cultures. I offer ideas for visiting spots together, eating, learning, and experiencing Japanese life in Isehara, as well as in the surrounding Kanagawa, and Tokyo area, which are difficult for foreign tourists to enter alone. Also, since I love books so much that I run a reading community in Isehara, we can consider plans that tie in with literature and legends. •Japanese History •Religions(Majored in Islamic culture at university) •Love to find good restaurants &cafe •literature                                                                                                                                 

Kanagawa Tour Guide - Arisa S.

Arisa S.

5.00 / 5
(2 reviews)
Japan

Welcome to our wonderful country! I just came back from Sydney on December. Now I'm feeling traveling Japan. Japan is the place where we can find ourselves. That's why I came back here. I have traveled to 20 countries so far.I love traveling and I am so interested in other culture. Let me know about your county and traditional things. Can't wait to know that! I will try to make you enjoy Japan by my experience in various countries. I hope you will fall in love with Japan and come back again. I am currently teaching English to Japanese children. Actually my English skill is no perfect but passion is second to none! I am good at taking photo, so I can make your best memories together. Feel free to ask anything! Hope see you soon! Thank you.                                                                                                                                 

Tokyo Tour Guide - William S.

William S.

Japan

Life short play hard work hard it’s always my live way. Very glad you read my page it will open wide your mind about Japan imagine. Hiking ,skiing ,diving , horse racing, Foumula 1 track night walk. Tea class, fishing, Musem anything you want to go I will do my best . Let’s go!                                                                                                                                 

Tokyo Tour Guide - Yoko K.

Yoko K.

5.00 / 5
(2 reviews)
Japan

I am national licensed English speaking tour guide. I have been living in Tokyo for more than 30 years, so I am well informed about Tokyo. Tokyo is full of charm. The more you know about Tokyo, the deeper you might fall. I will offer some prearranged tours but our itinerary can be personalized based on your interest. So feel free to tell me anything. And don't miss Hakone during your stay in Japan. Holiday resort for Tokyoite. You can enjoy magnificent scenery from various kind of rides such as tour boat, gondola and tram. Once I lived in New Jersey in the United States of America for 3 years. That was wonderful experience. It's great pleasure to experience different cultures and new people. I can't wait to share such precious rime with you. Let's experience the best of Tokyo and never-ending excitement together.                                                                                                                                 

Tokyo Tour Guide - Leandra I.

Leandra I.

5.00 / 5
(4 reviews)
Japan

Hello! I'm Leandra, and I'm stoked to be your guide as we dive into Japan. With seven years under my belt living here, I've become your trusted source for all things related to exploring this amazing country. Whether it's navigating the bustling city streets or trekking through scenic nature trails, I've got you covered. I have extensive experience guiding excursions through mountains, inner city hidden gems, underground music scenes, and scenic day trips in the vicinity of Tokyo. When I'm not guiding, you can catch me indulging in my hobbies of digging into Japanese history, hitting up local shrines, lacing up my running shoes for a jog, scouting out new restaurants, or hitting the trails for a hike. Originally from sunny SoCal, my roots stretch back to both Japanese and Mexican heritage, with a sprinkle of samurai lineage thrown in for good measure. So, if you're ready to dive into the real Japan, away from the tourist traps, join me for an adventure you won't soon forget. Let's do this!                                                                                                                                 

Yokohama Tour Guide - Ken T.

Ken T.

5.00 / 5
(4 reviews)
Japan

Hi, my name is Ken. I am a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter in Japan. I’ve been living in Yokohama, west of Tokyo, for more than 20 years. Since 2018 I have been enjoying guiding guests from all over the globe to various attractive places in Tokyo, Yokohama, Kamakura, Mt. Fuji, and so on. I can also bring you unique experiences such as sake tasting, car factory, beer brewery, fish markets as well as rural town in Miyagi pref., where I was born, by riding on the Shinkansen bullet train. Please think I’m your friend in Japan. Tell me where you want to go, see, or experience. I can customize the tour for you. My hobby is walking and jogging. I made 42K runs 9 times so far, but I take it easy recently:-) Having worked globally in the food industry for 35 years, I love local foods of Japan and other countries. I’ll try my best to make your visit a memorable one. I’m looking forward to meeting you soon!                                                                                                                                 

Tokyo Tour Guide - Sumita  Y.

Sumita Y.

Japan

I have been involved in international affairs in my career, and I got qualified as a national guided interpreter in 2016. Since then, I have guided tourists from various countries such as US, Holland, Canada, France, Spain, Singapore, Mexico, China and Australia. Places I have guided are major tourist spots such as Asakusa, Ueno, Yanaka, Imperial Palace, Meiji-Jingu Shrine, Tokyo Tower, Tsukiji Outer Market, Harajuku, Shibuya, Ginza and more. I will do my best to make your trip be more impressive and memorable.                                                                                                                                  

Hakone Tour Reviews

A trip to Hakone with Kashima well worth it

Kashima expertly guided my son and I with a day tour of Hakone. All the logistics for the day were smooth and exactly as promised, and Kashima matched his pace to ours. He was very attentive to detail, and spent a lot of effort to explain the history and geology of Hakone in a very useful and interesting way. Hakone itself was beautiful, and I especially enjoyed visiting the checkpoint on the former Tokkaido Road and the replica waystation there. Kashima took care to optimize our time with him, and returned us exactly where we needed to be to continue our onward trip. Excellent day in Hakone with Kashima, and I would recommend!

Keith W.

Keith san, thank you very much for your upmost review for me. I am very much pleased that you and your son could very much enjoyed this tour. Hakone is located in a big Caldera and 4 small calderas created inside the big caldera which had been created by repeated eruption from 40k years ago to 3k years ago. Those nature power had created lots of good hot springs and enormous beautiful nature such as Oowakudani valley, Lake-Ashi and small mountain accumulated by lava where Hakone shrine located. As such, Hakone is the nature and historical culture theme park with well prepared original transportation such as Hakone Tozan railway, cable car, Ropeway, Pirate cruising on Lake-Asi and Tozan bus. Thanks to you and your son strong curiosity, we could exchange various information and interesting conversation. I hope that you visit Japan again with your family in near future so that I can introduce other nice tour spots in Japan for you. Thanks, Kashima

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Rameeta K.

5 / 5
Jul 22, 2024

Hakone, Enjoy Geopark and Traditional Culture

Hakone
8 hours

Wonderful visit to Hakone with Kaneo

Our group of six had a wonderful fun packed day visiting Hakone. Kaneo was very kind and helped us navigate with all our bookings for trains and various other modes of transport. He guided us to all the must see spots in Hakone and we couldn’t have asked for a better guide than Kaneo. He has a very personable nature and all of us felt very comfortable with him. He made sure we were all very comfortable during the trip and it was evident he wanted us all to have a great time which we did.

Rameeta K.

Thank you for your warm review. In spite of of a traffic accident, we could meet your cousins at Odawara station. I was surprised to know they came from India. I felt happy to know you were satisfied with my guide. I hope I could have a chance to guide you again someday.

Fabulous Trip To Hakone

Tomoko is perfection as a guide. She is very knowledgeable, professional, flexible, prepared, and most of all a kind and fun companion. Our family of 4 (2 kids aged 12 & 10) wanted to have one day-trip out of Tokyo and chose to have Tomoko accompany us to Hakone, which turned out to be one of the best decisions I made in planning our trip. I know that many people undertake this trip on their own, but I am certain that without Tomoko, we would not have had the ease, efficiency, and pleasant experience we did. Tomoko really went out of her way to make sure that we had a great day. She had contingency plans for bad weather, she purchased our train tickets and kept track of them all day, translated for us all day, and even accompanied us around the gift shop in case we had a question about what something was :) I could not recommend her more highly and would not hesitate to hire her again for any adventures we have in Japan!

Heather R.

Thank you for the lovely review, Heather! It was raining and Hakone was crowded on one of the three-day weekends, so there were some difficulties, but I was relieved to hear that you enjoyed the trip. We enjoyed learning together about the unique scenery at Owakudani, the formation of Hakone, and the process of making black eggs. Black ice cream that I enjoyed with Zoe and Hannah was also fun! Although Hakone is a tricky place because wind and rain can sometimes cause the area transportation to stop running, we were glad to be able to return home comfortably on the Shinkansen at the end of the tour. Thank you again, Heather, Jim, Zoe, and Hannah sharing great time and lots of fun with me!

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Local Tour Guides in Hakone

Our local guides are ready to help you plan, customize and realize your ideal tour in Hakone. 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 Hakone!