Shinobu S.

3.64(14) reviews

Available Areas

Hokkaido, Sapporo (Living), Hakodate, Otaru, Shiretoko / Abashiri, Furano / Biei





Response Time

Less than an hour


Availability updated

2 days ago



I'm Shinobu Saito, in Sapporo, Hokkaido. I have an interpreter guide's qualification and a tour conductor qualification. I can guide all places in Hokkaido and can guide Kyoto, Nara, Tokyo, etc because I've been to those places. I'm looking forward to seeing you from all over the world.

I want you to experience sushi-making, Japanese sweets-making, glass blowing. Those experiences will lead to deepening your memories in Japan.



Natalie S.

Aug 26, 2019

Trip to otaru and hakodate

I would recommend shinodu as a guide. He is very knowledgeable about the sights we visited. He made our trip enjoyable.

Shinobu S.

Thank you for your cooperation. I also enjoyed with you. This is the most unforgettable trip in my experience.


Bill M.

Jul 4, 2019

Tour Sapporo

Very thoughtful, kind, and knowledgeable advocate for Sapporo. Although not a lot to see since rte city is so young he made it interesting.

Shinobu S.

Thank you for your kindness. I really enjoyed the wonderful time with you. I'll be careful about the gesture when thinking something. I'll keep learning and striving in my lifetime.

Angelina & nick P.

Jun 30, 2019

Shinobu is a great guide. He is very patience and thorough. We appreciate his kindness. Thanks for a great tour!

Excellent service.

Shinobu S.

Thank you for your cooperation. I was also enjoyable with you, and happy to congratulate your friend's wedding anniversary.


Linda P.

May 7, 2019

Too many types of transportation were Frustrating

Our day with Shinobu was good overall but frustrating at times. We visited the things we had wanted to see, but the frustrating part was using so many different types of transportation that seemed to waste so much time. Also, communication in English was challenging. The day would have been so much better had he rented a jumbo taxi and saved the time and costs of purchasing tickets for short rides. The taxis he hired were double the cost. Very embarrassing trying to get the extra money together on the spot. We had to ask several times for him to give us an overview of what we were doing and seeing. It seemed like he was just there to get us from place to place. Lunch changed 2 times without any conversation with us. Again, paying for lunch was embarrasing as he didn't communicate with the restaurant and us on how we would be paying. If you are looking for a tour to get you from place to place and you don't need an actual "Guide" this would be okay for you. It's just not what we expected as this was our first time to Japan and expected someone to tell us about what we were seeing.

Shinobu S.

You smiled me on the spot, but was that a surface smile? I had to confirm many times as a guide. That's natural. I just want to study English in my lifetime.