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US$ 43 Hourly rate Price up to 8 people
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Last updated: 9 hours ago
Cities where I can guide: Akita , Aomori , Iwate

Languages English ( Business )

(9) Reviews
Hourly rate 43 USD Price up to 8 people
( Max : 16 People )
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My name is Akiko, national licensed English-speaking tour guide. I'd be happy to help you in your adventure in Japan. I love traveling myself, and I actually traveled extensively in the world and also within Japan. I am interested in history, archaeology, and culture. So I believe I can be good company as well while being your guide. I love to meet new people because there is always something new to learn from them. And I enjoy learning new things.

I was born and raised in the city of Hachinohe in Aomori Prefecture which is located in the northern tip of the main island Honshu in Japan. I lived in Tokyo and worked with Americans for 30 years, and recently moved back to my hometown where I belong.

I can offer you a tour in Akita and Iwate as well. There are so many interesting destinations in Japan. Please come and visit Tohoku (northern Japan) where you can enjoy Japanese real local life and people. Looking forward to meeting you soon!

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The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

1 Person
Up to 8 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate US$43.18 US$43.18 US$9.82
4 Hours US$172.74 US$172.74 US$39.28
8 Hours US$345.47 US$345.47 US$78.56

* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 16 maximum

Private Tours

Kakunodate Samurai District & Lake Tazawa (from Akita City)

(9) Reviews
by Akiko
This is a private tour by van from Akita Port/JR Akita Station/Akita Airport to visit Samurai District in Kakunodate and Lake Tazawa. Six samurai residen...
7 Hours US$ 331 up to 8 people

One Day Tour in Hachinohe

(9) Reviews
by Akiko
Hachinohe is located on the pacific coast in Aomori Prefecture, and a gateway to Oirase Gorge and Lake Towada. How about trying local culture and fresh fo...
7 Hours US$ 331 up to 8 people

Kakunodate Samurai District & Lake Tazawa (from Morioka)

(9) Reviews
by Akiko
This is a private tour by van or by bullet train and bus from Morioka in Iwate Prefecture to visit Samurai District in Kakunodate and Lake Tazawa in Akita ...
6 Hours US$ 331 up to 8 people

Oga Peninsula - Home to the Namahage Legend

(9) Reviews
by Akiko
This is a seven hour private tour by van from Akita City to Oga Peninsula, located in the northwest of Akita City. Oga Peninsula is the home to the renown...
7 Hours US$ 393 up to 8 people

Sannai Maruyama Jomon Site and Takayama Inari Shrine 

(9) Reviews
by Akiko
After the Ice Age ended, the Jomon Period began in Japan approximately 13,000 years B. C. and continued for 10,000 years. Aomori Prefecture, together with...
8 Hours US$ 385 up to 8 people

Korekawa Jomon Museum and Goshono Jomon Site

(9) Reviews
by Akiko
After the Ice Age ended, the Jomon Period began in Japan approximately 13,000 years B. C. and continued for 10,000 years. Aomori Prefecture, together with...
8 Hours US$ 345 up to 8 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from GoWithGuide.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting time, there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 9 )
Ariella Ariella Canada ( Family with kids )
1 year ago

“ Amazing 2 day tour ”

We had 2 wonderful days with Alkiko. We would High recommend booking with Akiko


Thank you! It was my pleasure to travel with you all. Two great families!

olivia Olivia Philippines ( Family )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Very helpful and knowledgeable ”

Akiko was very helpful and we enjoyed our trip in Akita with her. She's very friendly , excellent communication skill. She organized our tour very well and maximized our day. Thank you


It was my pleasure! I hope everyone enjoyed the cold weather at the beginning of winter. Best wishes. Akiko

Edward Edward Australia
2 years ago

“ Odate dogs and Magewappa ”

The perfect experience as Akiko organised everything to perfection and was very patient in explaining things. She also had back up plans. We were able to see Akita dogs and the traditional cherry bark craft. Thanks again Akiko and hope to engage your services next time we are Japan.


Thanks, Edward. Happy to see you all again at the noodle restaurant after the tour. Hope you enjoyed another day in Akita, and explore more during your stay in Japan.

Carolyn Carolyn United States ( Couple )
2 years ago

“ Amori Prefecture Tour including Oirase Gorge and Stream, Lake Towada boat cruise, and Seiryuji Temple, and Japanese Pizza! ”

Akiko planned a wonderful tour for us for the one day we had to tour Aomori Prefecture. Excellent planning, very flexible to meet our needs, and wonderful personality. We enjoyed the day so very much!


Happy to know that you really enjoyed the day including pizza! I hope to see you again in Colorado some time in the future. Warmest regards, Akiko

Loreta Delia Loreta Philippines ( Family with kids )
2 years ago

“ A Good Day at Hakoda Ropeway, Boat Ride at Lake Lowada and Falls at Oirase Gorge ”

Me and my daughter(15 yrs old) had a great time with Akiko, she's organized. She met us up in the hotel on time, travel straight to the spots and explains while travelling. I did learn a lot about Aomori and when to visit best Aomori again. I will surely choose Akiko again.


Loreta, It was very nice seeing you again near the train station the other day! Happy to learn that you enjoyed the one day excursion outside the city. I hope you visit Aomori again during the different season next time. Thank you again!


Main Street in Kakunodate Samurai District

by Akiko
The main street in Kakunodate Samurai District was designed in 1620, and amazingly the width of the street has remained the same since.   Be...

Hakkoda Ropeway (cable car)

by Akiko
Hakkoda consists of a series of 1,300 – 1585 meter (4,265 - 5200 ft) high mountains, extending from Aomori city to Lake Towada.  Hakkoda Rop...

Hakka Toge Pass, Lake Towada

by Akiko
Hakka Toge Pass is located in the Akita Prefecture side of the Lake Towada.  This is one of the difficult passes to drive because of the win...

Suiren-numa Pond, Mt. Hakkoda

by Akiko
SUIREN NUMA POND, MT. HAKKODA Suiren means water lilies in Japanese.  Suiren Numa or Water lilies pond, is located along the Gold Line fr...

Hachinohe Sansha Taisai Festival opens

by Akiko
August 1, 2017 Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture Boasting a history of over 290 years, the Hachinohe Sansha Taisai has been designated as ...