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Tour Guide - Mutsuko W.

Mutsuko W.

5.00 / 5
(3 reviews)
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Available Areas

Niigata (Living), Sado

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Languages

English, Japanese (Native)

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Response Time

8 hours on average

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Availability Updated

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About Tour Guide Mutsuko W.

Yokoso! Welcome!

Hi, I'm Mutsuko, a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter. A true Niigatite, I was born and raised in Niigata City with roots dating back generations. I would be pleased to show you another side of Japan in my beautiful and unique prefecture.


The Warm Hospitality: Niigata Prefecture is located on the west coast of the Japanese Archipelago, facing the Sea of Japan and provides a true insider look into the Japanese spirit. Only two hours away from Tokyo by Shinkansen, it has been perfecting the art of casual hospitality through centuries as a culinary hotspot and nature getaway for the those escaping the rat-race.


History at your own Pace: Appreciate history and culture at your own pace in Niigata. Yahiko, National Shrine has been soothing souls, and inspiring locals, poets, and travellers for over 2500 years. Historically significant buildings greet seafarers at Niigata Port and the old town area, Furumachi. Cross the symbolic Bandai Bridge to the other side of the Shinano River where we can move from the ancient to the modern in the Bandai area to shop and gather with young and old for entertainment such as movies, music, manga, and anime.


Over the Sea, Over the Mountain, Over the Fields: Nature is good to Niigata Prefecture, giving us four clear-cut seasons. People from all over the country, and travellers wanting to experience Japan with the Japanese join us to soak in the sun on our beaches, relax at spa resorts, challenge themselves on world class ski hills, and dance together at festivals that draw world class performers.


Travel with Me: With direct trains to and from Tokyo and an international airport, Niigata is just a stone's throw away to have a unique taste of Japan. Whether you're planning a day trip or a longer stay, I invite you to visit Niigata City and other parts of the prefecture, and while here, it would be my pleasure to help you create unique memories during your stay.



Important

Guiding in Sado is possible if transportation fee between Sado and Niigata is offered. Due to logistics, for those wanting to visit Sado Island, a two day advance notification prior to the meeting day is required. For your information, the boat fee for the round trip is 9620 yen (as of April 2023).

Tours

Central Niigata City 1-Day Tourcover image

Central Niigata City 1-Day Tour

Niigata
6 hours

You are to visit highlights of Niigata City in 6 hours using public transportation and taxi. Choose 5 spots to visit. You will love to walk along the Shinano River and cross the symbolic Bandai Bridge if time allows. You will also have opportunity to learn the history and background of abundant Niigata food culture such as sake, miso, rice balls and other food materials. From the top of Bakauke Observation Deck, you will have the great and panoramic view of the city and the nature.

FROM$159/ per group
Shibata Castle and Central Shibatacover image

Shibata Castle and Central Shibata

Niigata
7 hours

Visitors can take the beautiful view of Shibata Castle, and feel the ambience of the castle town by walking along the streets. Please choose 6 spots to visit out of the highlights in central Shibata City.

FROM$184/ per group
Gondola Ride to Mt Yahiko Top and Yahiko Shrine Visitcover image

Gondola Ride to Mt Yahiko Top and Yahiko Shrine Visit

Niigata
8 hours

Visitors can enjoy the hike to the top of Mt Yahiko by gondola and a 15-minute walk to the very top of the mountain to visit the uppermost Yahiko Shrine. Please take a panoramic view of the Sea of Japan and the vast Echigo Plain. Cherry blossoms in spring and beautiful colored leaves in autumn are marvelous to see. Make a wish at main worship hall of Yahiko Shrine for a good memory.

FROM$210/ per group
Northern Culture Museum, Tsukioka and Fukushimagata Wetlandscover image

Northern Culture Museum, Tsukioka and Fukushimagata Wetlands

Niigata
7 hours

Visitors can visit the large former Ito Family residence (Northern Culture Museum), and soak their feet in outdoor hot bath in Tsukioka. Please enjoy tasting various kinds of sake, local foods and lunch. Take a panoramic view of vast rice fields spreading in the Echigo Plain from the top floor of View Fukushimagata standing by the wetlands and learn how Niigata has centered rice in its culture.

FROM$184/ per group
Kita-ku Sake brewery and Miso brewery tourcover image

Kita-ku Sake brewery and Miso brewery tour

Niigata
7 hours

This tour provides visitors with an unforgettable experience by tasting sake and miso. They will be amazed by products made with pride and history of fermented food culture.

FROM$184/ per group
Three Highlights in Sadocover image

Three Highlights in Sado

Sado
8 hours

Visit iconic spots including Gold Mine, Toki (Crested Ibis) Forest and Shukunegi. Also enjoy genuine Sado sushi lunch and visit a local sake brewery.

FROM$210/ per group

Mutsuko W. Japan Tour Reviews

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Melissa M.

5 / 5
Jun 3, 2019

Sado Custom Booking : 2019-05-24

Sado
5 hours

Customized

very nice tour

We had a beautiful day out in Sado island. We enjoyed our guide and the driver did his job very well. We thank you for the tour!

Melissa M.

Melissa san, It is so good to hear from you. I have been worried about one of your daughters health condition. I hope she is all right now. I am glad to know you had a good time in Sado and I hope you also did in other parts of Japan.

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Stephen F.

5 / 5
Apr 14, 2019

Central Niigata City 1-Day Tour

Niigata
8 hours

Customized

Interesting time and informative

We focus on history and off the grid local spots. Mutsuko was very knowledgeable and well spoken. Trip timing and planning was exceptional. It was great!

Stephen F.

Steve san, Thank you for your great feedback. You two are energetic and curious about things in town. I enjoyed guiding you around the city on such a beautiful spring day! Please enjoy the rest of your trip. I am looking forward to guiding you again.

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Sandra N.

5 / 5
Mar 29, 2019

Central Niigata City 1-Day Tour

Niigata
6 hours

Great Tour

Mutsuko provided us with a very informative tour and meet all of our expectations. We had ask to see and do other things besides the activities on her suggested itinerary. She made it all happen! Plus her English is excellent. Thank you Mutsuko and Triple Lights.

Sandra N.

Sandra san, Thank you very much for your wonderful comment on my tour! I'm a lot flattered. I also enjoyed your company and it was another reward for me beside the fun to guide my city. Please visit Niigata again and explore more. I'm looking forward to guiding you and your family next time you visit Japan. Please enjoy the rest of your days in Japan. Please send the best regards for everyone for me. Mutsuko