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Nagano Private Tours & Local Tour Guides

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

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Popular Nagano Tour Guides

Niigata Tour Guide - Keiichi S.

Keiichi S.

5.00 / 5
(9 reviews)
Japan

Hello! My name is Keiichi. Please call me Kei. I was born and raised in Joetsu City, located in the southern part of Niigata prefecture. Joetsu was the former capital city of Echigo Province until the mid 19th century. It has a lot of historic sites and scenic spots, and most of all good people. I love my city very much. I worked for the Joetsu City office for over thirty years. During my time there, I was in charge of international relations for about ten years. After retiring from the office, I began working as a licensed tour guide. I am very excited to introduce my city to people all over the world.                                                                                                                                 

Yamanashi Tour Guide - Chinami N.

Chinami N.

4.98 / 5
(60 reviews)
Japan

Hello!My name is Chinami. I have a national licence as a tour guide. I know well not only the nature of Mt Fuji area, but also history of Mt Fuji as a world cultural heritage site.I like to talk with people from all aver the world.So I want to have great time with you and enjoy local meals, wine, and so on. Let's share a wonderful moment in Japan!                                                                                                                                  

Nagano Tour Guide - Kgs N.

Kgs N.

3.00 / 5
(2 reviews)
Japan

We, KGS, are a group of English-speaking tour guides based in Karuizawa Town, Nagano Prefecture. We send English-speaking tour guides to private groups. We provide various guiding services based on customers' requests. We can guide Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture as well as some places outside Nagano. Karuizawa is one of the most famous mountain resorts in Japan at the height of 1000 meters and within easy access from Tokyo. It takes only 60 to 70 minutes by Hokuriku Shinkansen from Tokyo Station. Karuizawa is an ideal place as a resort with everything you expect --- stunning nature including waterfalls, mountains and forests, a ski resort, a famous Prince outlet mall, cozy small and large hotels, hot springs, very good restaurants and cafes, museums, sport facilities, historic buildings, parks, and more! We are also delighted to guide other places in Nagano. Nagano, known as the venue of the 1998 Winter Olympic Games and for the Japanese Alps, has many attractive destinations including Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, Zenkoji Temple, Matsumoto Castle, Obuse and more, while providing interesting experiences such as soba noodle making lessons, skiing lessons, sake / beer / wine brewery visit, fruit picking, hiking, cycling, etc. We have some fixed plans, but if you wish to make your own trip, just ask for customized plans. We hope you will have a lot of fun with our friendly and knowledgeable local guides in Japan's beautiful highland area. *Please note our guides include both men and women with various ages. Whoever serves you, your guide will try his/her best to make your time in Japan special and comfortable.                                                                                                                                 

Nagano Tour Guide - Kanami E.

Kanami E.

5.00 / 5
(1 reviews)
Japan

I am a guide specialized in horse riding tour in Nagano area. By joining my horse riding tour, you can walk with a horse in a beautiful forest in quiet rural area, where you can see seasonal flowers and beautiful views. I am happy to take you to Soba restaurant where many locals love.                                                                                                                                  

New Nagano Tour Guides

Nagano Tour Guide - Tamio T.

Tamio T.

Japan

I am a licensed guide of English and a native to Nagano Prefecture, a center region of Honshu Island, in Japan. Nakasendo Trekking Tour, Kamikochi Walking, Matsumoto City Tour, Snow Monkey Tour, etc in this region are my specialities of guide.                                                                                                                                  

Tokyo Tour Guide - Fumi M.

Fumi M.

Japan

Born and bred in Tokyo I am still living in the suburbs of Tokyo. I spent several years in the U.S. and the UK and wanted to show international visitors around Japan in return for the hospitality I had received in foreign countries. After coming back from the UK, I obtained the qualification of the National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter. I can guide guests to every corner of Tokyo including areas off the beaten track. As a history fan I can tell you a historical episode behind the scenes. From a local perspective I can explain how we Japanese are getting along. Since I have science and technology backgrounds, I can give you a tour of scientific or technical things as well..                                                                                                                                 

Nagano Tour Guide - Kouhei N.

Kouhei N.

5.00 / 5
(7 reviews)
Japan

Hello, I'm Kouhei, a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter. I'm originally from Tokyo, but since I love outdoor activities and wanted to live in a place surrounded by abundant nature, I moved to here in Nagano in 2015. I have traveled a lot of places in Japan and eventually decided to live in Nagano. Nagano prefecture is sometimes described as "a roof of Japan" since most of its part are covered with high mountain range. Because of that, the area gets lots of snow every winter. It makes the place's nature and culture different from other areas in Japan. I am also a Mountain Trekking guide and a Cycling Guide as well as English translator guide.. I want to guide you to super beautiful yet lesser known places! I am very flexible, so please let me know your requests for the guided tour. Let's explore the "Hidden Gem" of Japan together :) (for example) Walking Tour : Matsumoto Castle, Zenkoji Temple, Togakushi Shrine, Obuse Town,etc Mountain Hiking: Beginners to Intermediates (Northern Alps, Yatsugatake, etc) Cycling Tours : Beginners to Intermediates (North Nagano Area), E Bikes tour available. Other Specials :Snow Monkey, Picking Wild Vegetables and Cooking Tempura together, Night Cherry Blossom Viewing, Visiting Sake Winery, Snow Shoeing in National Park, etc                                                                                                                                  

Nagano Tour Guide - Emi F.

Emi F.

5.00 / 5
(7 reviews)
Japan

Nice to meet you. I am a national government certified guide interpreter, Emi. I just started this business under the COVID-19 pandemic. Before that, I had worked for more than 30 years as a teacher. Nagano is a cozy city surrounded by a beautiful mountain range. I enjoy strolling around its center, driving in the countryside, visiting some beautiful spots such as Zenkoji Temple, Togakushi highlands, Matsumoto Castle and so on. I also enjoy local dishes with fresh ingredients. I'd like to introduce our lifestyle to you as well as historical places and nature. According to your expectations, I will make your tour tailor-made, not ready-made!                                                                                                                                 

Popular Nagano Private Tours

Snow Monkey Park and Zenkoji Temple in Naganocover image

Snow Monkey Park and Zenkoji Temple in Nagano

Nagano
8 hours

The park provides us a rare opportunity for us to watch the Macaque up close and observe their fascinating behavior. During winter the monkeys enjoy bathing in the hot spring. The history of Zenkoji temple started in 642 and it does not belong to any religious sect. Legend says that Zenkoji's golden triad was the first Buddhist image to arrive in Japan. After taking a walk in Nakamise street, you can enjoy Sake tasting if you like.

FROM$304/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Takeshi H.
Takeshi H.
5.00 / 5
(54 reviews)
Snow Monkey and Hokusai One day tour to Naganocover image

Snow Monkey and Hokusai One day tour to Nagano

Nagano
10 hours

Today Japanese monkeys of Jigokudani Onsen became so famous that many foreign visitors eagerly want to visit to see. In Jigokudani (literally meaning is Hell Valley) monkeys take bath in open-air Onsen(Hot spring) in particular during winter season. Visitors can reach there in 3 hours by taking bullet trains and Nagano Dentetsu railway from Tokyo. Near the snow monkey park, there is a old town of Obuse. Obuse is famous for the works of Hokusai Katsushika. In 1840's Hokusai visited Obuse in his 80's years old and stay there for several years. There is the museum of Hokusai and his patron's housing. You can have lunch in Obuse. There are some restaurants and confectionery shops and Sake breweries. You could have chances to Sake tasting. If you want, you could visit the temple whose ceiling paint is the largest and last work by Hokusai and his daughter. As the temple is located at outskirt of Obuse, you need to take taxi. Leaving Tokyo station at 7:20 in the morning, you would arrive at the park around 10:30. You will have enough time to watch monkeys' life. You will enjoy seeing not only the snow monkeys but the beautiful landscape of Central Japan Mountain. You could be back to your hotel by around 19:00 in Tokyo.

FROM$226/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yo O.
Yo O.
4.88 / 5
(8 reviews)
Matsumoto Castle and Daio Wasabi Farm in Naganocover image

Matsumoto Castle and Daio Wasabi Farm in Nagano

Nagano
8 hours 30 min

Matsumoto castle which was built in 1593-94. The 5 roofed, six story tower castle is the oldest in existence in Japan. It is designated as a national treasure of Japan. Daio Wasabi Farm is situated amongst the picturesque valleys of central Japan’s famous Alps region. It is known as the largest farm of Wasabi (horseradish) in Japan and noted for its picturesque beauty and long history. The tour starts at Matsumoto station and we will visit these places by train or taxi.

FROM$323/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Takeshi H.
Takeshi H.
5.00 / 5
(54 reviews)
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Customized Tour in Karuizawa

Nagano
4 hours

Our professional guide will take you to the places that you wish to visit in Karuizawa and nearby areas. We are local guides and do our best to talk about our areas with our warm hearts! Shiraito Waterfall, Karuizawa Shaw Memorial Churches, Soba making experience, Karuizawa Old Town Areas, Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza, Karuizawa's History Road, Mt. Asama Magma Stone Park are just some of the popular places. I hope you will have a lot of fun

FROM$131/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Kgs N.
Kgs N.
3.00 / 5
(2 reviews)

New Nagano Private Tours

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Nozawa Onsen: Bath House Experience

Nagano
6 hours

Nozawa Onsen is a village back in the mountains. You will see how local people live there, and enjoy local speciality foods, and clean air and lush greenery. Please enjoy everything in Nozawa!

FROM$505/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Emi F.
Emi F.
5.00 / 5
(7 reviews)
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A Day Tour for Snow Monkey and Obuse Town

Nagano
8 hours

You will go to Snow Monkey Park and see how wild monkeys live and seem relaxed without minding human beings watching them. There are also some lovely places to visit from Nagano City, such as Obuse Town and Suzaka City. Especially, Obuse is a small but pleasant town where Hokusai, the ukiyoe artist known for "The Great Wave," lived in his later years. Entering the Museum, learning about his life, and eating delicious chestnut sweets will surely bring back good memories.

FROM$228/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Keiichi S.
Keiichi S.
5.00 / 5
(9 reviews)
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Horse Trekking and Eat at Hidden Restaurant

Nagano
3 hours 30 min

This tour includes horse trekking and lunch in Karuizawa area, where you can relax in beautiful nature away from the city. Horse trekking is for very first beginners to experienced riders. Just let me know what your level is! I will be taking many photos for you during the tour and send them to you later. Later for lunch, you can try Nagano Soba noodle or Tempura in my recommended restaurant(favorite place among local people!), or you can just tell me what you would like to eat.

FROM$63/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Kanami E.
Kanami E.
5.00 / 5
(1 reviews)
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Suzaka: Food and Culture Experience

Nagano
6 hours

In Suzaka, silk manufacturing industry flourished from the 19C to the early 20C. Silk was exported via Yokoyama to the US. You will see old warehouses walking along the street, and visit a miso brewery and a local sake retailer. You also visit a wealthy merchant's house which has been there since the Edo period.

FROM$319/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Emi F.
Emi F.
5.00 / 5
(7 reviews)

Nagano Tour Reviews

Matsumoto tour

Takeshi was super nice, professional and gave us a wonderful tour! We had a great time and highly recommend to take this tour with him!

Eduardo  M.

Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to show you around Nagano. Please come to visit Japan again in the future.

Takeshi is fantastic!

We were looking for a knowledgeable guide for Nagano and Matsumoto and Takeshi was everything we wanted. His knowledge of Japanese history and culture is very impressive. His English is great (worked in the US for several years). We booked him for a day each in Nagano and Matsumoto. In Nagano, he took us to temples and shrines we would have missed on our own. In Matsumoto, he was the perfect guide for Matsumoto castle, which is a must see (one of very few original castles left in Japan). He is also a very nice guy, with a sense of humor. He chose a great restaurant for lunch and recommended restaurants for our dinner. Highly recommended if you are serious about seeing Nagano and Matsumoto. Kent and Luca

Kent K.

Thank you for your review. I am glad you could enjoy my guide. Please visit Japan again in the future.

Amazing day in Karuizawa

We spent a lovely morning with Kanami-san, riding in the forest and having soba for lunch. Wish we had planned for a full day, and we will definitely do so next time!

Jodie N.

Jodie san Thank you so much for letting me guide you and Arielle! I really hope to see you soon!

Nagano Private Tour Guide

Whether it’s your first time to Nagano or you are back to discover more, a good tour guide can make all the difference. Enjoy the best of what Nagano has to offer, without all the fuss of planning everything by yourself! You can pick your favorite itinerary from the Nagano 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 Nagano, 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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