I am a National Government Licensed Tour Guide in English. I have lived in Nagoya City for more than 3 decades and I can guide you in tourist spots in Nagoya such as Nagoya Castle, Osu Kannon Temple & shopping arcade, Oasis 21 & TV Tower in Sakae and so on. Also, I can guide you to Takayama & Shirakawa in Gifu and Magome & Tsumago in Nagano and Ise in Mie, all are 2 days' trip from Nagoya.
In front of the main gate of Nagoya Castle
Osu Kannon Temple & shopping arcades
Oasis 21 & Nagoya TV Tower in Sakae
At your hotel in Nagoya
Nagoya is located in the center of Japan with a population of 2.3 million, 4th largest city in Jepan. The number of the tourists visiting Nagoya has been increasing recently.
However, it is still much fewer compared with that of Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. So most tourist spots in Nagoya are not much crowded and you can enjoy sightseeing without any stress in the crowd. I'll guide you first in Nagoya Castle, which was originally built in 1612 by Tokugawa Ieyasu who is the first Shogun of Edo Shogunate.
Main Castle Tower and Main Palace were burnt down in 1945 by air bombing during WWⅡ and restored in 1959 and in 2013, respectively. Main Castle Tower is almost 60 years old and it is to be reconstructed made of wood to be completely same as the original one. Admission to the current Castle Tower will be suspended from May 7 2018 to its completion in December 2022. So it is the last chance to see the current Castle Tower. The last stage of the restoration of Main Palace is almost completed and open to the public on June 8th 2018. Moreover, Kinshachi Yokocho which is modeled after Okage Yokocho in Ise opened in March 2018 on the main gate and east gate sides of the Nagoya Castle premises as areas offering delicious local cuisine unique to Nagoya. Why don't you have a lunch here? Next you go to Osu. Osu is famous for its Buddist Temple. The nearby shopping arcades have been thriving since Edo period with many secondhand stores and street food stalls. Both oldsters and youngsters are hunging out there. You can shopping and get some nice souvenirs there. Osu is similar to Asakusa in Tokyo. Our final destination is Sakae in the central Nagoya, where you can enjoy shoppind, dining and entertainment both daytime and at night. Nagoya TV Tower is the must, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Nagoya's downtown from its observation deck. Oasis 21 is a new tourist spot ranking second in the Photogenic division by TripAdvisor, where you can take a picture of a SPACESHIP(?).
transportation fee(you and guide), entrance fee(you and guide / Nagoya Castle ￥500, TV Tower ￥700), lunch(you and guide)
Please note below:
・Transportation fee(you and guide), entrance fee(you and guide, Nagoya Castle(￥500) and TV Tower(￥700) and lunch for you and guide is NOT included.
Michiko is very patient and understanding of my client's story. she also planned a very meticulous and thoughtful day trip for the family and full assisted them along the way. The children and parents enjoyed her company and insight into Japan and really appreciated the heartful experience touring around Nagoya with her. During the planning, she was very efficient and quick in planning and gave many good insights that are also economical! Thank you Michiko :)
Dear Vanessa, Thank you for choosing me as the tour guide of Kenny Lee family during their tour in Nagoya and the fine review for me as wel. I also had a great time with them. The paremts are very friendly., thoughtful and cooperate. Marcus is quite independent and helps much his parents with big luggage. Alasdair is A Wishing Child and he always goes his way naturally. I love his way. I'm sorry I made a mistake in calling his name sometimes. A little girl, Arissa is so so cute! She is really an angel and a kind of princess. She is loved by everyone. Oh. I miss everyone in Lee family. I really enjoyed myself with them. Thanks again. A Happy New Year❗️ Michiko
Michiko is an excellent guide. She is very flexible to requests, communicative, and her knowledge of the areas she guides as well as English is superb.
Hi Zack, Thank you very much for such a fine review. Hopefully I had another chance to guide your clients. Best regards, Michiko
Michiko was a very good communicator and joyful to be around. Her easy going personality made our trip even more pleasurable. She was informative, organised and knew exactly where to go for views at Shirakawago and also where to eat! She was very helpful as my husband and I travelled with 2 young children. She was very kind and I highly recommend her for a tour. She is highly knowledgeable and we ask many, many questions!
Dear Joanna, Thank you very much for having chosen me as your tour guide this time and written a fine review for me. I'm happy to know that you enjoyed yourselves yesterday in Shirakawago. I also had a great time being with such wonderful people like your family. I hope you will continue your trip in Japan joyful and safely. Let's keep in touch!! Thanks again. Michiko
Great experience with the Illumination Garden. Hot spring/Spa resort was a superb choice to relax after a long flight. Michiko was very pleasant, great guide. Amy Navarrete
Hello Amy, Thank you very much for having chosen me as your tour guide during the transit time in Nagoya. I've relieved to know that you enjoyed the illuminations and the hotspring spa. I also had a great time with you and Christine at that time. I also thank you for writing a fine review for me. Please say hello to Christine for me. Thanks again and take care. Michiko