English speaking guide (licensed) for mountain amd sightseeing tours in Nagano, JAPAN. Naoko Ito will guide you around the Japanese Alps and more.

English speaking guide

Before booking, please confirm the followings:
  • Rate:
    • Guide fee:
      • Sightseeing: JPY 40,000 / day (up to 8 hours)
      • Mountains: JPY 45,000 - 50,000 / day (up to 8 hours)
      * overtime: JPY 5000 / hour
    • Guide expenses:
      Transportation, accommodation, admission, meals etc.

  • Advance payment:
    Please pay the guide fee and expense beforehand to ensure your schedule. Booking is "First come (pay), first served" basis. Your schedule will be fixed as soon as you make advance payment. Another appointment can be made till then.
    Payment should be completed by one month before the tour date at the latest.

  • How to pay:
    • PayPal: I'll send you PayPal invoice by email. Even if you do not have PayPal account, you can pay by credit card.
    • Bank transfer: If you are in Japan, you can transfer to Hachijuni Bank account.
    *Please cover the service fee (PayPal charge or bank transfer fee).

  • Cancel & Refund:
    • A cancellation by you: A cancellation before hand, I'll deduct 50% (100% for a cancellation on the day and no-show) of guide fee and paypal charge from your deposit and refund the rest through PayPal.
    • A cancellation by me: I'll refund the deposit in full through PayPal.

  • Please note:
    • I cannot drive and/or arrange accommodations for you but I can introduce travel agencies I work with to you.

  • To travel agencies:
    • If temporary payment on behalf of your client is necessary, please send money in advance as a tour fund by the way mentioned above.
    • I can do land operation for you. See Ask locals! for more information.

1 day tours Scenic "Azumino" Bike & Hike
Nature Hike in "Kamikochi"
Time Travel in "Kisoji"
Cultural Walk in a castle town "Matsumoto"
Ascetic Hike in "Togakushi"
Historic city Walk in "Okaya" and "Suwa"
Snow Monkey & Onsen & Sake
Winter 1 day tours Winter Hike in "Utsukushigahara"
Winter Ascetic Hike in "Togakushi"
Winter Nature Hike in "Kamikochi"
Winter Highland Hike in "Norikura"
Winter Time Travel in "Kisoji"
Snow Monkey & Onsen & Sake in Winter
Scenic "Azumino" Winter Bike & Hike
Winter Cultural Walk in a castle town "Matsumoto"
WInter Historic city Walk in "Okaya" and "Suwa"

Two-day Mt.Tsubakuro tour
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route and a hike
One-day hike upon request
Multi-day hike upon request (staying at mountain huts)

-Any specific mountain or area you want to go?
-How many days do you want to spend? days
-How long can you walk a day? hours
-How high (the elevation) can you ascend a day? m
Upon your request

Upon your request
The number of days days
Preferred destinations
Your info
* Required to get back to you
Residence in Japan outside Japan (Country? )
Preferred dates
1st choice:
2nd choice:
The number of participants
Age 70's 60's 50's 40's 30's 20's 10's Younger Elder
to the meeting place
Express bus

me if you have any question.

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