Nobu S.

4.63(81) reviews

Available Areas

Chiba (Living), Ibaraki, Kanagawa, Saitama, Shizuoka, Tochigi, Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, Nikko, Yokohama, Narita, Mount Fuji



Japanese (Native), English


Response Time

6 hours on average


Availability Updated



About Tour Guide Nobu S.

Hi, I am Nobu, a national certified tour guide.

My main areas as a guide are Tokyo and its Suburbs including Nikko, Hakone and Mt. Fuji. I can also guide you in Chiba, Ibaraki and Kanagawa.

Many people arrive at Narita Airport, but directly go to Tokyo or other areas.

However, there are many good places to visit near Narita.

I have been living in Chiba for more than 25 years and know about this area including Narita very well. If you arrive at or leave Narita Airport and have a half or full day in Narita, please contact me! I am willing to guide you in this area.

Another area I would like to guide you is Tohoku District, including my hometown, Iwate.

There are also many good places, but most people do not know about this District.

You can easily visit there in 2 hours by Shinkansen (Bullet Train).

If you have got a JR pass, you do not Need to worry about transportation fee.

If you are interested in this District, please contact me. I can help you to make a plan.

I am looking Forward to Meeting you soon in Japan!



I can guide you in Tohoku District including Akita, Aomori, Iwate, Fukushima, Miyagi and Yamagata only if you could bear my transportation fee of 8,000Yen. (Sorry, but I usually live in Chiba.)

For Kanto District including Chiba, Hakone, Ibaraki, Kamakura, Kanagawa, Mt. Fuji, Narita, Nikko, Saitama, Tochigi, Tokyo and Yokohama, the pick up fee is 3,000Yen.

If you would like me to guide you in any other area, please feel free to contact me.


Day Tour to Mt. Fuji from Tokyo

Mount Fuji
10 hours

A day tour to Mt. Fuji area by a private van (up to 8 people) / a private microbus (up to 18 people) or public transportation (expressway bus + local route bus). Expressway bus + local private chartered car is also available. Please note transportation fee is not included in the guide fee. You can fully enjoy Mt. Fuji, the Symbol of Japan and the World Heritage, by this day tour!

FROM$392/ per group

Customized Day Tour in Tokyo (Optionally with van and driver)

7 hours

Since there are too many places to visit in Tokyo, it is not possible to include all the spots in a one-day tour. I will make a customized day tour in Tokyo based on your requests. You can include 3 or 4 places that you would like to visit depending on your interests. A chartered van tour is available for a group up to 8 people.

FROM$274/ per group

Three-hour tour to Naritasan Temple, one of the biggest and the closest temples from Narita Airport

3 hours

If you have a half day free at Narita Airport, this excursion is just right for you! This is a 3-hour tour to Naritasan Temple, one of the most popular temples in Japan. We visit almost all of the main buildings in Naritasan including, Main Gate, Ni-o-mon Gate, Great Main Hall, Shaka-do Hall, Komyo-do Hall and Great Pagoda of Peace. We can also walk in beautiful Naritasan Park.

FROM$160/ per group

Excursion to Fukagawa, a typical of old downtown Tokyo

5 hours

Fukagawa is one of the typical old downtown areas in Tokyo. You may feel something of Japan's good old days during this excursion. We will visit Fukagawa Fodoudou (a temple), Tomioka Hachimangu (a shrine), Kiyosumi Gardens (a Japanese garden), and some other attarctive places. You can also enjoy a famous "Fukagawa meshi", a meal cooked with rice and clams if you wish.

FROM$196/ per group

World Heritage Hiraizumi, Genbikei Gorge & Geibikei Gorge - Possible to take a day trip from Tokyo

7 hours

This is a tour to visit 3 popular sightseeing places in Iwate. We will visit World Heritage Hiraizumi, Genbikei Gorge and Geibikei Gorge by a wagon taxi and train/bus. You can see the second most prosperous city in 12th century Japan. You will also enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the two different types of gorges.

FROM$352/ per group

A small Japanese sake brewery & a cozy Japanese restaurant in Ibaraki

9 hours 30 min

One-day trip to a small Japanese sake brewery in Oarai Town, Ibaraki. You can take a mini tour in the brewery, taste and buy sake at the shop, and enjoy lunch with tasty sake in a cozy Japanese restaurant nearby. You will also enjoy a train trip to Ibaraki by a comfortable limited express and a cute local train.

FROM$372/ per group



Madelaine T.

May 11, 2023

Epic Mt. Fiji Tour with Nobu!

We had a lovely time on our Mt. Fuji tour last May 8th. We booked the private tour so it was a chill and relaxing day. Nobu was ready to assist during the booking process, always available and quick to respond. And during the trip he has very informative and personable. Everything went soothly from pick up to drop off. Overall it was a great experience for our whole family. Will definitely book him again on our future trip. Thank you Nobu!

Nobu S.

Thank you very much for your review. I am glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. Looking forward to seeing you on your next trip to Japan. Nobu


Natalia D.

May 10, 2023

Excellent experience!

Mr Nobu is a wonderful and highly recommended guide! He's very client-oriented and helpful. Everything went so smoothly - from discussing and organizing a private tour to G-Cans to the actual tour. We're very thankful and hope we have a chance to organize something together again!

Nobu S.

Thank you very much for your review. I am glad to know that you were happy and enjoyed the tour. G-Cans tour is a bit special tour but would be interesting for people who like it. Looking forward to talk with you again! Nobu


Melisa J.

May 2, 2023

A fun day trip

A fun day with the family. Thank you

Nobu S.

Thank you very much for your review. I am glad to know that you and your family enjoyed the tour. Nobu

Trevor D.

Apr 17, 2023

Incredible Day around Mt. Fuji

Nobu was an excellent guide! He was so easy to talk to and so patient and kind. He is very knowledgeable and gave us so much great and interesting information and history. The spots around Fuji that he guided us to were stunning! I am so thankful that we had Nobu with us! He gave us an unforgettable day!

Nobu S.

Thank you very much for your review. I also enjoyed the tour with a nice weather, a good driver and wonderful guests! Thank you again for having me as a guide. Nobu