Shizuoka Private Tour Guides

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Popular Shizuoka Tour Guides

Motoyuki H.

4.90 / 5
(20 reviews)

My name is Moto, National Licensed Guide Interpreter living in Yamanashi, Kofu-city. I can offer real experiences of Japanese nature, culture and commoner's life. Check tour inventory and contact me soon if you are interested in !!                                                                                                                                 

Chinami N.

4.98 / 5
(49 reviews)

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!                                                                                                                                  

Yasuko Y.

4.70 / 5
(27 reviews)

Welcome to Shizuoka in the central area of Japan. I was born in Hakone, Kanagawa Pref. and grew up in Izu Peninsula, also studied English at Kanagawa University in Yokohama. After graduation, I have traveled to a lot of countries such as Europe, U, S., Asia and lived in Australia for a year. I had a great time to visit there to have a wonderful experience. So I decided to become a licensed tour guide for introducing Japan to foreign tourists. Now I live in Izu which is close to Mt.Fuji and Hakone. I'm interested in Arts, Hot Springs, traditional places and of course delicious food. I would like to introduce beautiful Izu which has lots of Geopark sites and traditional Hot spring resort "Shuzenji, Nagaoka, and so on. Please Enjoy this area together!! Bienvenidos                                                                                                                                  

Fumie U.

5.00 / 5
(18 reviews)

I am Fumie Ueda, a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter in Atami, Shizuoka, only 50 minutes away from Tokyo by Shinkansen trains. Atami is conveniently located at the foot of the Hakone mountains, and the base of the Izu Peninsula. It is also close to Mt. Fuji and the Shimizu Port in Shizuoka. I am excited to show you around beautiful places that I love. I grew up in Yokohama, spent 1 year as a high school exchange student in Allentown, PA in the US, went to college and lived/worked in Tokyo for about 10 years before coming to this beautiful onsen resort. After becoming a guide, I met with guests from various backgrounds, and I feel grateful once again, for my experience to be exposed to different cultures in my youth. Let’s have a good time together!                                                                                                                                 

Nobu S.

4.64 / 5
(83 reviews)

Hi, I am Nobu, a national certified tour guide. My main areas as a guide are Tokyo and its Suburbs including Nikko, Hakone and Mt. Fuji. I can also guide you in Chiba, Ibaraki and Kanagawa. Many people arrive at Narita Airport, but directly go to Tokyo or other areas. However, there are many good places to visit near Narita. I have been living in Chiba for more than 25 years and know about this area including Narita very well. If you arrive at or leave Narita Airport and have a half or full day in Narita, please contact me! I am willing to guide you in this area. Another area I would like to guide you is Tohoku District, including my hometown, Iwate. There are also many good places, but most people do not know about this District. You can easily visit there in 2 hours by Shinkansen (Bullet Train). If you have got a JR pass, you do not Need to worry about transportation fee. If you are interested in this District, please contact me. I can help you to make a plan. I am looking Forward to Meeting you soon in Japan! Nobu                                                                                                                                  

Yumiko M.

5.00 / 5
(39 reviews)

Hello, I'm Yumiko, nationally certified English-speaking tour guide. I live in Yamanashi Prefecture, which is next to Tokyo and the home of Mt. Fuji. I myself love to travel, find something interesting, eat local good food, and have wonderful experience!! I'd like to make your tour enjoyable and memorable. Mt. Fuji area including the Fuji Five Lakes has many nice spots you must visit. Walking tour in Aokigahara Forest is my favorite. Cycling around Lake Kawaguchiko is also fun! Visit to Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine will inspire you with holy feeling. Quick tour & tasting at Sake brewery are popular as well. Let's enjoy together!! I guide you not only around Yamanashi Prefecure, but also Nagano, Shizuoka, Tokyo, Hakone, and Kamakura. For example, as for Nagano, I guide you to Snow Monkey, Zenko-ji Temple, Matsumoto Castle, Daio Wasabi Farm in Azumino, Nakasendo, and so on. Please feel free to contact me. Thank you, Yumiko                                                                                                                                  

Hideaki W.


Hello, I'm a resident of Ebina, Kanagawa, and am a national government licensed guide and interpreter. I enjoy showing travelers the countryside of central Honshu, primarily Shizuoka, ranging from the beautiful Izu Peninsula, Shimoda, and the Port of Shimizu, to Kunozan Shrine and Ieyasu TOKUGAWA, the elaborate resting place of Japan's first shogun. I also enjoy introducing travelers to Japanese culture through home visits with Japanese families, touring Zen temples, and explaining the intricacies of Japanese culture. I am happy to arrange personalized tours to other places of your interest. I’ve been a frequent visitor to Kyushu, too. I am making the most of my long experience as a foreign language education services, escorting VIPs at the Sony showroom in Ginza, Tokyo. I also offer services to help families and individuals relocating to Japan with VISA applications. My hobbies are movies, strolling along the river in my neighborhood and am a novice at la lingua italiano. Let's enjoy touring together, shall we? I look forward to meeting up with you soon. Thank you.                                                                                                                                 

Macky H.

5.00 / 5
(2 reviews)

Hi! I am Macky. I am glad to accompany you on your tour to Japan and show you the beauty and experiences Japan has to offer. I am an English tour guide and I have guided many foreign visitors around Kamakura, Nikko, Mt. Fuji and Hakone. I love sightseeing myself and I enjoy food and wine… I have been interested in intercultural exchanges and have visited many places locally and overseas alike. I have strong passion in Japanese history, culture, and geography. More than just simply showing you the stunning beauty of the places, I love to impart the cultural and historical value of each sightseeing spot. The place I can guide tourists best is Kamakura which has major shrines and temples with historical and religious details. It can be fun not only to explore Kamakura from historical point of view but also experience various activities such as hiking, rental kimono-clad walking, and learning carving technique as well as soba noodle preparation. I am flexible. My guide is unique and comprehensive. If you want to make the most out of your trip, I can show you around and make you experience Japan to the fullest. I can accommodate the tour according to your needs and preferences giving you a hassle-free, enjoyable and memorable tour. I can also take you to non tourism places such as various factory tours in Yokohama and Kawasaki City.                                                                                                                                  

Day Trips from Shizuoka


Denise V.

5 / 5
Apr 17, 2023

Excellent Sevice

Great Communication, Prompt, Professional Staff and Clean Vehicles. Best part was having Kasmin to help us--she was wonderful! Highly recommend their services.

Tr taxi R.

Thank you for your kind words, we’re glad to hear that you had a good experience with our service. Hope to serve you again in the future.

Stefano U.

5 / 5
Apr 13, 2023

A stop in the quiet Mishima with Yasuko-san

As I am leaving Mishima, I want to dedicate a big “Thank You” to Yasuko-san. She is a knowledgeable and funny tour guide who could patiently adapt to my needs. We made a tour in Mishima, a city that is really worth a visit for its “city of passage” atmosphere. I enjoyed every minute. Time passed so fast! I am glad I did stop for a day in Mishima in company of Yasuko-san and I’ll always remember this part of my trip.

Yasuko Y.

Thank you for joying my tour, I'm really happy to hear that you had fun walking in Mishima. After the cherry blossoms season, we could enjoy the atmosphere of the Genbei stream and the Mishima Taisha shrine without too many tourists. Also, you enjoyed eating the famous grilled eel dish in this city. Thank you so much for your good review. Enjoy your stay in Japan. Stefano san, see you sometime in the future.


Winnie L.

5 / 5
Jan 11, 2023

Yamaha Kakegawa Factory/Yamaha Innovation Road/Kasuisei

It was a great travel experience with Yumiko san who loves the places and also explained in depth on the details/history of each spot. She is passionate and also experienced as a tour guide. She also provides extra support to me in sending a parcel to my home in post office (as native Japanese speaker), hope can have her again as tour guide for Mount Fuji exploration???? next time. Thanks Yumiko san!

Yumiko M.

Thank you for your prompt and excellent review!! I had a great time being with you!! You are like my old friend. It's rare to visit YAMAHA Piano Factory on a tour, so it was a precious experience for me, too. The countless Hina dolls at Kasuisai temple were amazing. I hope we can meet soon again. Thank you very much, Winnie-san!!


Roger C.

5 / 5
Nov 17, 2019

A wonderful day in Shimizu with Fumie

My wife and I and our friends were on a Viking cruise and stopped at the port of Shimizu. Fortunately for us the cruise ship was staying overnight in Shimizu and we were able to book an eight hour tour. Fumie met us at the cruise port at 9 AM. Fumie had arranged for a private car and driver for the four of us to visit a tea plantation, have a delicious lunch in a "farm to table" restaurant, go to the World Heritage site and museum of Mt. Fuji, visit the waterfalls by Mt. Fuji and taste sake at a sake factory. It was a busy day but because we were a small group we did a lot. Fumie is truly a professional. She offered us options on things to do in and around Mt. Fuji. Her English and her personality are excellent and she gave us insights into the people of Japan. She respected our physical abilities as senior citizens and planned a pace accordingly. I highly recommend Fumie as a tour guide.

Fumie U.

Thank you, Roger-san, for the great words on me. It was a pleasure serving your team and I hope you will come back in the future. Wishing you the best, Fumie

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