Kouhei N.

5.00(6) reviews

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Nagano (Living)



English, Japanese (Native)


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I'm Kouhei, a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter.

I'm originally from Tokyo, but since I love outdoor activities and wanted to live in a place surrounded by abundant nature, I moved to here in Nagano in 2015.

I have traveled a lot of places in Japan and eventually decided to live in Nagano.

Nagano prefecture is sometimes described as "a roof of Japan" since most of its part are covered with high mountain range.

Because of that, the area gets lots of snow every winter.

It makes the place's nature and culture different from other areas in Japan.

I am also a Mountain Trekking guide and a Cycling Guide as well as English translator guide..

I want to guide you to super beautiful yet lesser known places!

I am very flexible, so please let me know your requests for the guided tour.

Let's explore the "Hidden Gem" of Japan together :)

(for example) Walking Tour : Matsumoto Castle, Zenkoji Temple, Togakushi Shrine, Obuse Town,etc

Mountain Hiking: Beginners to Intermediates (Northern Alps, Yatsugatake, etc)

Cycling Tours : Beginners to Intermediates (North Nagano Area), E Bikes tour available.

Other Specials :Snow Monkey, Picking Wild Vegetables and Cooking Tempura together,

Night Cherry Blossom Viewing, Visiting Sake Winery, Snow Shoeing in

National Park, etc


I can guide you not only in Nagano, but also some other areas such as Matsumoto, Takayama, Kanazawa.(Transportation fee for the guide needed.)


Snow Monkey&Togakushi Snowshoeing! Nagano Winter Special!

9 hours

Visiting world famous "Snow Monkey" park and snowshoeing in beautiful Togakushi Shrine's forest! The Mokey park is outstanding and you will love it to see the wild monkeys relaxing in Onsen. Moreover, this tour offers the other special experience "Snowshoeing in Togakushi". Explore the snowy beech forests. Woodland creatures also roam the area, so keep your eyes peeled for animal tracks! Approach the legendary Togakushi Shrine nearby, strolling along its idyllic tree-lined trail.

FROM$347/ per group

Togakushi Snowshoe Hiking Tour

6 hours 30 min

The mountains of the north Nagano are covered with deep snow during the winter. The pond freezes, all the shrubs are buried under the snow, and the trees wear beautiful white robes. The sound of footsteps and breathing of ourselves as we step on the snow in silence, and the footprints of rabbits and foxes that remain on the snow surface. In winter, when bushes are covered with snow, you can freely walk around the forest, and you can also get to the forest of giant trees,

FROM$293/ per group

Togakushi Pilgrimage Trail Walking Tour

7 hours

Togakushi area is considered as one of the most important places for the Esoteric Buddhism. Togakushi Kodo is a path which has been used by mountainous ascetics since ancient times. On this tour, we are going to walk the pilgrimage trail and visit the five Togakushi shrines. Let's explore the mysterious culture and abundant nature of Togakushi area!

FROM$293/ per group



Remco D.

Jan 8, 2023

Snowshoe tour

We had the most amazing day with Kouhei. He is was very good at stopping and sharing knowledge of the forest and the wildlife. It was beautiful and peaceful on the tour and then he looked after us with a break and made hot coffee out in the forest. Sharing his knowledge of the Shinto shrines added a lot to the experience and I would recommend to others that they also enjoy this day.

Kouhei N.

Thank you very much for joining the Togakushi Snowshoe Hiking Tour! I am very grateful that you enjoyed the tour :) It was a beautiful day! I hope you will enjoy the skiing and snowboarding as well, and maybe see you on the hill! Thank you!!! Best Regards, Kouhei Nishida


Zi siang L.

Dec 29, 2022

Best experience

If you want to go snowshoe hiking at Togakushi, Kouhei is the best guide because he is very knowledgeable about the nature, culture and wildlife of the area. He was also flexible with the itinerary and fitted it to our schedule. Book with him for the best experience. Thank you very much Kouhei!

Kouhei N.

Thank you so much for joining the Nagano Snowshoe Hiking tour! It was great to meet you two. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour. Have a wonderful trip in Japan! Best Regards, Kouhei Nishida


Daniel S.

Dec 11, 2022

Excellent 3 day tour

We booked a 3 day tour with Kouhei around Nagano prefecture. We visited Matsumoto, the Jigokudani monkey park, Obuse Old town, plus a lovely hike to Togakushi Shrine and the Mirror Lake under lovely snow. Kouhei was a fantastic guide, entertaining me, my wife and our 2 daughters (8 and 12) with Japanese history and nature stories. I would definitely recommend him to anyone,

Kouhei N.

Thank you so much for visiting Nagano. It was really great to be able to spend 3 days with you and your family! I am also very happy to hear that you enjoyed Nagano :) Please say hi to everyone. Thank you!!


Vanessa C.

Jan 26, 2020

Lots of Cheeky Laughters

My family and myself had an amazing tour to tokagushi shrine and monkey forest guided by Kouhei. We had a child and a 6 years old. Kouhei is naturally hands on with kids. Genuinely patient, constantly caring, followed through our breaks, slow walks, made handful conversations with everyone of us and of course. snowball fights. Kouhei is well versed in English and he explained thoroughly well on all the places we visited. Recommended us an amazing soba restaurant for lunch (He also did an extra mile by booking us a dinner place) Shared us a lot of his experiences. In definite, we’ll be back for more extreme sports. Thank you kouhei for sharing us, your great personality and presence. We must say, you’re a natural and we’ll love to host you in Malaysia. See you soon for another great tour!

Kouhei N.

Hi Vanessa, Thank you so much for choosing me as a guide in Nagano. It was great to see you and your family! I also enjoyed the day a lot. I really appreciated you and your family's friendly, generous, and warm-hearted personalities. And it was great to talk to and play with your niece :) They are so cute and snowball fight was fun :) I wish you and your family are enjoying the rest of your trip in Japan. I hope to see you soon either in Malaysia or in Japan. Thank you!!