Noriko I.

4.56(9) reviews
 

Available Areas

Wakayama (Living), Mount Koya

 

Languages

English

 

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Availability updated

1 day ago

 

About

Hello,

I’m Noriko, certified national tour guide.

I live in Wakayama prefecture, where there are a lot of nature and historic places, hot springs and delicious food, such as seafood and fruits.

Wakayama stretches from north to south on the Kii Peninsula, however, it takes only about one hour from Kansai International Airport to the north part of Wakayama prefecture.

I’m sure I can help you learn Japanese culture, history, and traditions, and fully enjoy traveling in Wakayama.

I'm looking forward to seeing you soon!

Tours

Koyasan 1 Day Tour ( World Heritage Site )

Mount Koya
6 hours

Koyasan is a part of the World Heritage Site "Sacred Site and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range" Having 1200 years of history, Koyasan is a mountain top religious town and the birthplace of Shingon Buddhism. There are 117 temples, over 200,000 gravestones and 52 "Shukubo", temple lodging. We will visit most of the popular spots effectively.

FROM$297/ per group

Wakayama Castle 2 hour tour

Wakayama
2 hours

Wakayama Castle is located in the city center and a symbol of Wakayama city. It takes only 40 minutes from Kansai International Airport. The grounds of the castle contain other features such as the Ohashi Roka Bridge , Nishinomaru Teien Garden , and the Koshoan teahouse , a traditional Japanese teahouse where you can enjoy a cup of tea. In every season of the year,different kinds of flowers and trees welcome you . You can enjoy not only historic spots but also a panoramic view of Wakayama city from the observatory of the castle. Also in and around the castle, you will find 'Ninjas’ . There is a small zoo in the ground, too. Please, come pay a visit to Wakayama Castle!

FROM$93/ per group

Koyasan Half Day Tour ( World Heritage Site )

Mount Koya
4 hours

Koyasan is a part of the World Heritage Site "Sacred Site and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range" Having 1200 years of history, Koyasan is a mountain top religious town and the birthplace of Shingon Buddhism. There are 117 temples, over 200,000 gravestones and 52 "Shukubo", temple lodging. We will visit two most sacred and popular spots in Koyasan effectively.

FROM$195/ per group

Reviews

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Irene W.

Dec 12, 2019

Visit to Wakayama

I just returned from a trip to Japan which included a trip to a small town just outside of Wakayama City. Noriko helped me locate my relatives. She and I met my cousin and her son. We went to visit my grandparents’ home and the shrine where they are buried. My cousin arranged a short memorial service conducted by the shrine’s priest. Since I don’t speak Japanese she interpreted for me. It was a day I will always cherish. Thank you Noriko for helping to make it happen.

Noriko I.

Hello Irene Thank you for your kind review! It is really encouraging for me. I was also glad to be with you on your first visit to your ancestor’s hometown. I am looking forward to seeing you again. Noriko

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Judy C.

May 7, 2019

Lovely lady

Noriko is a lovely lady who travelled 3 hours to be our guide in Koyasan. She was already waiting at our hotel when We arrived from Nara so we were able to start walking with her right away.

Noriko I.

Judy Thank you for your review. I’m sorry we couldn’t visit every place we planned because of bad weather. I think I should have prepared for sudden change in weather in the mountain. Please come back to Wakayama . Thank you again and take care.

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Allen K.

Apr 17, 2019

Koyasan One Day Tour

Noriko did an excellent job in modifying her one day Koyasan tour to start and end from a hotel in Osaka for a group of six people. Without Noriko's help, it would have been difficult for first time visitors to Japan to navigate the transportation to and from Koyasan, especially during rush hours. I highly recommend Noriko as a tour guide.

Noriko I.

Dear Allen Thank you for your comment on my tour. I’m glad to learn your safe return home, hopefully with pleasant memories in Japan. I look forward to meeting you all sometime again. Noriko

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Daniel T.

Oct 6, 2018

Truly deserving of it's exceptional 9.9 rating

Noriko is a highly competent and conscientious professional guide. I thoroughly enjoy spending the day with her and will book her again on my next trip to Wakayama which incidentally is a very interesting place and outlaying cities like Yuasa is worth a visit

Noriko I.

Dear Daniel I was so glad to share a pleasant time with you. I hope you enjoyed the tour. Thank you for your kind review. It is my great motivation for future tours! Hope you enjoy the rest of your journey in Japan! Noriko