Nobu S.

4.57
(68) reviews
 

Available Areas

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

 

Languages

English, Japanese (Native)

 

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Availability updated

5 days ago

 

About

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!

Nobu

Tours

Day Tour to Mt. Fuji from Tokyo by a Private Charter Car or Public Transportations

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$408/ per group

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

Tokyo
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$311/ per group

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

Narita
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$158/ per group

Excursion to Fukagawa, a typical of old downtown Tokyo

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$204/ per group

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

Ibaraki
9.5 hours

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$388/ per group

Day tour to Kamakura, a historic city near Tokyo

Kamakura
8 hours

A day tour from Tokyo to Kamakura by public transportations (Private car is available as an option) You can visit the main spots in Kamakura area such as Tsurugaoka Hachimangû Shrine, Great Buddha, Enoshima Island, etc. Let's enjoy the historic city and its beautiful sceneries!

FROM$327/ per group

Reviews

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Nathan C.

Mar 9, 2020

First day in Tokyo

Nobu was wonderful. He accepted our last minute booking and met us at our hotel at 10am. A lot of things where closed, but Nobu had a great iteneriary for us. He spoke great english and did a great job of explaining the local culture and history.

Nobu S.

Thank you very much for your review, Nathan. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed your first day in Tokyo. Since there are many other attractive things in Tokyo, please visit those places during your stay. Thank you again for spending your time with me. Hoping to meet you again for next time! Nobu

Lee chan W.

Dec 16, 2019

A day to Mount Fuji with family of 5.

It was an exciting and interesting visit to Mount Fuji. With a family of 5, we were lucky to see clear blue sky with Mount Fuji clearly visible. We started our day from Shin Okubu at 8.30am and arrived Lake Kawamuchigo at 9.45am. As we were early, there’s no queue and we managed to go for lake cruise without much waiting time. Thanks to Nobu San in planning such an agenda for us. He is definitely a patience, helpful and flexible to accommodate to changes in our plan. We enjoyed the trip to Mount Fuji very much and hope to return in another season for another new scenic experience.

Nobu S.

Thank you very much for your review, Lee san. We were lucky enough to see beautiful Mt. Fuji all day and there were no traffic jam and long queue except return drive to Tokyo. I recommend you to visit there in April or May next time. You would enjoy beautiful moss phlox. You can also go up to the 5th Station. Thank you and have a nice stay in Japan. Nobu

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Eileen C.

Dec 14, 2019

10 hours Fujikawaguchiko Mt Fuji with Nobu

It has been an excellent and wonderful experience with guide Nobu San as well as our friendly driver . Thank you for your patience in waiting for us always. Nobu is very knowledgeable and very humble . He takes care of all of us and keep a look out always. I count my blessings to have met such great guide and driver . Nobu keeps a watchful eye and makes sure I get back my correct change amount when I am buying something as well as telling me that it is not compulsory to buy the Mt Fuji photo shot if I don't want to and already had it in my phone ... I will definitely engage and contact Nobu again next time ...Merry Christmas guys . Thank you Nobu and take care ...??...

Nobu S.

Thank you very much for your review, Eileen. I also enjoyed a pleasant time with you and your family. I am looking Forward to Guiding you again next time. Thank you again for spending your time with us. Nobu

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David H.

Dec 11, 2019

Perfect day around Tokyo

Only had a few hours to try and get in a few sites in Tokyo while on a business trip with a client. Nobu was the perfect guide - making sure we were able to see several sites and spend the right amount of time at each. He knew his way around the city perfectly, providing sound advice on how best to go between locations. He provided us with the perfect amount of information about the places we visited. I am sure he could have given a lecture on each location, but Nobu was able to read his audience and provide exactly what we were looking for. I'd highly recommend a tour with Nobu. I will definitely use him again when I am back in town.

Nobu S.

Thank you very much for your review, David. It is my pleasure to know that you were satisfied with my tour. We could only visit 3 places in a limited time, but there are a lot of attractive places in Tokyo. I do hope to guide you in such places when you come back to Tokyo. Nobu