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Nobu S.

4.58(71) reviews

Available Areas

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



English, Japanese (Native)


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0 days on average


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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$409/ 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$287/ 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$168/ 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$205/ 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$369/ 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$389/ per group



Margaret W.

Oct 21, 2022

Mt. Takao

I highly recommend this trip with Nobu. I was able to choose my trails and stops along the way. He explained the different places and things on the trails. He also took some photos for me. I had an interesting and fun hike!

Nobu S.

Thank you very much for your review. I am glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. Mt. Takao is an hour distance from Shinjuku and we can easily enjoy various hiking course. I would like many people to enjoy hiking in Mt. Takao. Nobu


Guiomar F.

Oct 15, 2022

Thank You For Giving Us A Good Day In Mount Fuji

Booking a tour far in advance to Mount Fuji is a hit or miss, as the viewing times are a toss up and it is hard to tell when you will be able to see it. Unfortunately, the day my mother and I went it was pouring rain, and Mount Fuji was hiding. This doesn't change the fact that Nobu was a good guide and got us around efficiently. We had a good lunch and enjoyed our conversations with Nobu. The day may have not went exactly how we planned, but our guide still made a memorable day for us.

Nobu S.

Thank you very much for your review. It was a pity that I could not show you and your mother the beautiful Mt. Fuji, but I am glad to know that you still enjoyed the tour. As I told you, it is a message from Mt. Fuji to come to Japan again to see her. I am looking forward to meeting you and your mother again in the future. Nobu


William P.

Aug 13, 2022

Great tour of Narita

Nobu was great. Met us outside immigration for a tour of the temple in Narita dinner and a stroll around town. Thankyou.

Nobu S.

Thank you very much for spending your time with me in Narita. Shinshoji Temple is one of the leading and the most popular temples in Japan. It is my pleasure if you enjoyed the tour. Looking forward to meeting you again hopefully not in mid-summer. Nobu


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