Eriko Nomoto Private tour guide in Tokyo - Japan

Eriko Nomoto

Guide profile:

Hello everyone,

I am Eriko, a mother of two adult sons, a former student traveler, and an open-minded certified tour guide. I was born and brought up in Aichi Prefecture in central Japan, and have lived in Tokyo with my family for almost 30 years.

My childhood dream was to become a flight attendant, an English interpreter, or an expert who can command the English language. Also I like Japanese history. I therefore majored in Japanese history and minored in English-language education, and worked as an English teacher at a high school and a preparatory school. After enjoying parenting and my hobbies in Hong Kong and Tokyo, I worked as a Tokyo Metropolitan volunteer tour guide for two years.

Since I obtained the certified tour guide license, I have delivered many tours in various places such as TOKYO, NIKKO, HAKONE, KYOTO, NARA and more. Also, I'm very familiar with my hometown areas such as AICHI and GIFU including NAKASENDO ROAD, TAKAYAMA, SHIRAKAWAGO etc. Now I have clearly realized this is my favorite and best job blending my childhood dream, interests and pleasure.

There are a lot of things I enjoy such as traveling, meeting with people from the world, photography, appreciating art, doing gardening, learning what I have not known yet. Especially, I like traveling at home and abroad based on the itineraries I make on my own. I have explored more than 20 countries so far, and was always helped by local people when I got troubles. Even though those troubles have turned priceless, from my experiences, having local guides and learning Japan from them would make your travel more colorful and unforgettable.

Now I think this is my turn to assist you so you can explore Japan at your own pace and in a relaxed way. I am flexible about destinations and can arrange the tours according to your preference. I'd like to make your travel to Japan special by sharing my experiences, knowledge, and love of all things Japanese with you.

Let's explore Japan together! I'm here to help you!

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Andrew C.

Great experience. I would not have seen as much as I did without Eriko. We certainly covered the ground, I think the record was 17km in one day.

Thank you Eroko.

Andrew from New Zealand on my first visit to Japan.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

There are some customized tours, but I can even arrange the tours according to your preferences; touristic places, food, culture like tea ceremony and more.

--Tour Inclusion:

1 Guiding fees

2 Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Tokyo's central 23 wards

--Tour Exclusion

1 Transportation fee (you and guide)

2 Lunch fee (you and guide)

3 Entrance fees of museum (you and guide. My certified licence covers the entrance fees in most cases.)

Transportation by tour guide:

We use public transportation like trains and buses, and use a taxi when needed. We walk a lot around 15,000 steps. Please wear comfortable shoes.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

Hakone 1-Day Personalized Tour Price Per Group 320.00 USD
Kamakura 1-Day Tour Price Per Group 280.00 USD
Nakasendo Tsumago&Magome 1-Day Tour Price Per Group 240.00 USD
Nara & Kyoto World Heritage Highlight Tour Price Per Group 550.00 USD
Nikko World Heritage Tour Price Per Group 320.00 USD
Tokyo 1-Day Personalized Tour Price Per Group 280.00 USD
Tokyo Half-Day Personalized Tour Price Per Group 175.00 USD

Tour guide interests:

Traveling, meeting people form the world, appreciating art and tradition, gardening, learning what I've known yet, and more.

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Andrew C. 03 Jun 2018

Great experience. I would not have seen as much as I did without Eriko. We certainly covered the ground, I think the record was 17km in one day.

Thank you Eroko.

Andrew from New Zealand on my first visit to Japan.

5 stars Maurizio F. 08 Nov 2017

Eriko is a very professional guide, I enjoyed to visit Tokyo with Eriko, thank you.

5 stars Christopher V. 26 Jun 2017

Eriko guided my parents and me to many sights and experiences around Tokyo on June 26th.

She did an excellent job by planning an itinerary for the day based on the places that we wanted to visit. She knew the short cuts to expedite our travels and was knowledgeable about the sights that we saw. She was informative, patient with us, flexible and conducted the day at our pace.

I had done a lot of planning for this trip and was worried about the small details of navigating the subway stops, stre

5 stars Warren B. 09 May 2017

Eriko was very friendly and considerate when it comes to dealing with tourists. She meet our full expectations, and produced an itinerary that was very busy but we managed to do every thing we anticipated in the time we allowed. It was absolutely essential to have a local guide if you want to visit attractions with out the hassle.

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