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Popular Yamanashi 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 !!                                                                                                                                 

Kunio N.

4.86 / 5
(22 reviews)

I usually play tennis with my friends every weekend and am tough enough to take you around everywhere you would like to visit in Tokyo area. I've studied at the university and worked for the company located in Tokyo total over 40 years, and so I know main popular sightseeing spots and fantastic spots though not so popular. Day and Night in Shinjuku, Meiji shrine and Takeshitadori in Harajuku, Crossroads in Shibuya, Imperial Palace in the center of Tokyo, High brand shopping street in Ginza, Several Museums and quiet Forest in Ueno and Oldfashioned Nakamise and Sensoji temple in Asakusa. Of course, I can take you to 5th station of Mt. Fuji, Ropeway and Pirate Ship in Hakone, Shrines and Temples in Kamkura or Gorgeous Toshogu Temple in Nikko. Since I 've already done bus tour guide several times for H.I.S. and JTB, I can take care over 10 people at the same time around Tokyo using public transportation. Please send message to me, so I can make original tour course just for you, for 4 hours, 8 hours or all day long.                                                                                                                                 

Chinami N.

4.98 / 5
(50 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!                                                                                                                                  

Tomomi Y.

5.00 / 5
(42 reviews)

I am Tomomi Yuyama, a National Government Licensed English-speaking tour guide. I was born and raised on the foot of Mt. Fuji which embraces great nature and wildlife. As the local guide familiar with the historic sites related to Mt. Fuji and its natural beauty, I can make your trip more fascinating and enjoyable. It is a great joy for me to help you have amazing experiences and unforgettable memories around the Mt. Fuji area. As the certified nature guide, I can arrange trekking tours in Aokigahara forest, "Sea of Trees" and customize tours according to your interests. I love to interact with people who have the different cultural backgrounds as the cultural exchanges with them enrich my life. Through various activities in my tours, I would like you to feel closer to Japan and its people! All you need is just curiosity, so come and join me with fun!                                                                                                                                  

Yoko T.

4.84 / 5
(108 reviews)

Hi, I'm Yoko, a National License Tour Guide&International Kikisake-shi. I speak with an American accent, 'cause I lived in Seattle, Washington for six years in my childhood(3-9 years old). My tours might be better with people who love to walk, have stamina and keen to learn about the culture. Now I live within a walking distance from Ueno Park, Tokyo, so I see a lot of International tourists walking around in my neighborhood every day. (I'm giving some discounts on some of the tours, and I would appreciate if you could see things better at a reasonable price and I'm keen to introduce the places, so PLEASE CHECK EACH TOUR. The expenses are spelled out, too.) "Tokyo is larger than we thought and the transportations are so complicated," Swedish guys told me. I'm here to help you. I know well about Tokyo, Yokohama, Yamanashi etc. and I travel most of the parts of Japan. I would appreciate if you could see more sightseeing spots with me as your guide and enjoy your stay. I love to answer your questions, even though I became nearly breathless when I was with American guests, a family of three, curiously asking me questions after questions:-) I appreciated their interest in Japan very much. I also go mountain trekking for nearly thirty years. I've been to the summit of Mt. Fuji and Mt. Kitadake three times. Talking about Mt. Takao, maybe more than fifty times. I hope we can enjoy the beautiful view together. I'm looking forward to seeing you soon and having a good time together. Hope to hearing from you soon.                                                                                                                                 

Naoya U.


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.                                                                                                                                  

Toshi N.

4.85 / 5
(46 reviews)

(English)  ↓Spanish version down below ↓ My name is Toshi Nakahara. I am certified tour guide for both English and Spanish. I have lived in USA for 15 years in total starting from Iowa when I was in a high school as an AFS exchange student and later in Honolulu, Los Angeles, San Francisco and finally in New Jersey as a business man. I learned Spanish at Osaka University for Foreign Studies for 4 years and lived in Mexico, Venezuela and Ecuador for more than 5 years in total, and travelled some other countries in Latin America and Spain. I am a certified Wine sommelier and quite knowledgeable about Japanese Sake. So in addition to the regular tour of metropolitan Tokyo area and its vicinity, I can take you to very authentic and popular restaurants where you can enjoy wonderful world of Japanese cuisine with some local drink. That is my strength, so to speak. I can do one day or half day tour for weekends for Metropolitan Tokyo area, but also can cater to the needs of people who want to be guided to some deep, casual and reasonably priced "Izakaya" style drinking places during weekdays after 5:00PM if I am open. I can also guide, if schedule allows, Yokohama, Kamakura, Hakone, Mt. Fuji vecinity, Nikko and some popular places in western Japan like Kyoto, Nara and Osaka as I lived there for many years. I enjoy talking about many topics such as Japanese culture and of your own country. My motto is to make visiting friends from overseas experience memorable moments and make them feel at home and happy. (Ahora en español) Me llamo Toshi Nakahara. Yo soy el guía turística certificado de Español y de Ingles. Estudié la lengua española en la Universidad de Osaka para estudios extranjeros por 4 años y un año en la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Después, tuve la oportunidad de trabajar en Venezuela por 2 años y en Ecuador por 2 años. Soy también sommelier certificado de vino y tengo bastante conocimiento en Sake. No solamente poder guíar los visitantes extranjeros por la zona popular de Tokio y su vecinidad durante los dias al fin de la semana, puedo tambien introducir a unos bares o tavernas típicos conocidos como "Izakaya" en los días de la semana después de 5 de la tarde. Me gusta explicar sobre muchos temas culturales del Japón y conocer culturas de sus países. Mi motto es servirles a ustedes en la forma mas agradable y memorable haciendo todo lo posible para que sean ustedes feliz y satisfecho. "Con un poco de vino, me siento divino"                                                                                                                                  

Yoshio M.

5.00 / 5
(5 reviews)

Hi! I’m Yoshi. I’m a pure, but a little bit an international, Japanese, living in Yokohama for about half a century. In addition, I used to live in Malaysia for 2 years, U.S.A. for 8 years and Canada for 3 years. I had long been involved in the international trade of U.S., Canadian, Australian and European grains for 40 years, during which I visited more than 40 countries including most of East Asian and South East Asian countries and most of Western European countries. Now I’m a national certified guide-interpreter, working here for the past couple of years. Believe! There is much more vast range of tourist spots and attractions throughout the year in Japan, even in Tokyo and its neighboring area, than “Green Michelin” and “Lonely Planet” offer to the world. Oops! You will surely encounter a new electricity here and there, day and night! It’s really great to be welcoming here those who; - Like to visit famous historic and cultural sites, shrines and temples in Tokyo, Kamakura, Nikko and other local areas, - Love to bask in the natural beauty of Hakone, Mount Fuji and their vicinity, - Have a keen interest in time-honored, culture-rich local cities like Kanazawa, Takayama, Matsumoto, Nagano and unique rural areas like Shirakawa-go and so many others, - Are fascinated in Japanese art and paintings, both traditional and contemporary, including “Ukiyo-e”, wood block printings, - Are aggressive enough to stroll in the sky by a gondola over an active volcano and sulfurous gush! Oh dear! - Are passionate enough to directly touch the atmosphere of live, sometimes violent, “Matsuri”, traditional festivals in downtown, - Wish to experience Japanese traditional, elaborate craftwork, handed down for centuries, - Are enthusiastic about Japanese various pop culture and unique attractions, - Like, or need, to escape from your everyday stress or boredom anyway! Seeing is believing. Sightseeing is feeling through your own five senses! See Naples and Come on in Japan any time! I’m ready here whenever you are.                                                                                                                                  

Day Trips from Yamanashi


Stefano U.

5 / 5
Apr 19, 2023

Strolling around Yamanashi wineries in a relaxing mood

Trying Japanese wine while visiting the area of Yamanashi has always been into my interests. I was lucky to make my trip with Chinami-san. She could organize everything, and arranged all the logistics (would have been impossible to visit all the winery area without a car). Everything was done without rush, in a very relaxed mood. She was knowledgeable, but also curious about my interests. We had “hoto” ramen in a fascinating atmosphere. Time flew fast while we had meaningful conversations! I can’t praise enough her, and will be my first choice for a future trip in the region.

Chinami N.

Thank you very much for the good review. I am glad that you enjoyed the tour. We could visit several wineries including Miyakoen, which is one of my favorite places in the area. Please come back in Autumn and I suggest joining a tour of the wineries next time. Have a great time in Tokyo. I hope we see each other in near future. Chao! Chinami


Alex V.

5 / 5
Oct 20, 2022

An amazing person and guide!

Daisuke was an amazing guide! He went above and beyond to ensure my comfort as well as being entertaining! His knowledge of Fuji-san and it’s surrounding made the tour fun as well as kept me occupied as my legs were getting tired on the long hike. Not only is he full of great facts, he is also a great person to talk to! I would say the highlight of my day with Daisuke was at the Chureito Pagoda, talking about movies and ghost stories while we waited for the clouds to part so we could see a better view of the mountain. It was a nice way to end the day before we headed back to the city. Although the weather was not in our favor to see the mountain, Daisuke made sure to show me other beautiful places and shrines that I wouldn’t see in the city. Daisuke was way more than a guide and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to explore Fuji-San or the Tokyo area.

Daisuke I.

I appreciate you commenting my tour. I am really happy to have been with you whole the day to have shared a lot of things and am also glad that this would be one of your precious memories during your stay in Japan. Hope we see again!


Ilene B.

5 / 5
Jun 9, 2019

Kawaguchiko Tour with expert guide

Tomomi was amazing. From all the work getting the exact itinerary that was the right length, getting us bus tickets, arranging a gluten free meal for my daughter and a birthday celebration for my husband, she gave excellent service before the tour even began. In addition, her certification as a naturalist made the hike even more meaningful. I highly recommend her.

Tomomi Y.

Thank you very much for your great review, Ilene-san. It was a great joy for me to celebrate your husband’s birthday with your family at the lunch break. Mt. Fuji is always shy around this time of the year. However, she showed us her beautiful appearance almost all the time during the tour. She also seemed to celebrate his birthday! The time we spent toghther was short, but I really had a wonderful time with you all. Hope the day-trip around the Mt. Fuji area will be an unforgettable memory of your trip in Japan!


Cassie H.

5 / 5
Apr 23, 2019

Amazing , goes above & beyond request

We booked our tour with Toshi to go Mount Fuji. We wanted to go up the Ropeway , on a cruise and up to 5th Station and to see the flowers. Toshi created us an amazing schedule but said that we probably could not do everything. Toshi then went to Mount Fuji to check it out,when he was there he found it crazy busy with people waiting over an hour to go up the Ropeway and on the cruise and to line up to buy food etc. Toshi advised us that this would be a bad experience for us and recommend that we hire a car and driver so we could get to attractions quicker with out having to line up for rides etc. This was a stroke of genius , we left early and did not have to wait at all at the Ropeway or for the cruise we , also went to a lookout , 4th Station as 5th Station was closed. As time was going well Toshi even squeezed in a visit to the Shibazakura gardens for amazing photos of flowers and Mount Fuji. Toshi went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure our family had the most amazing and memorable trip to Mount Fuji. I will definitely recommend Toshi to anyone visiting Japan.

Toshi N.

Cassie Thank you very much for your overwhelming comments. It was a delight to guide you and your family. Checking the places is what I do always without fail. It is a duty and I have never missed for over 40 years of my career. Well, I think Heaven helped me today because I tried to help myself, indeed. Come back again! or tell all your friends that Japan offers a lot of things!

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