Takashi Mori Private tour guide in Nagoya, Gifu, Takayama - Japan

Takashi Mori

Guide profile:

Hello, I'm Mori! I was born and raised in Gifu Prefecture. Now I live in a town near Nagoya.There are a lot of interesting places, which are worth visiting in and around Nagoya.

In Nagoya City

Nagoya-Jo(Nagoya Castle)

This castle is a symbol of Nagoya. The keep is a replica of the original, but its stone wall and towers are original, so you would feel like being in samurai's age. Honmaru-goten(Honmaru Palace) and Ninomaru Teien(Ninomaru Garden) are also attractive.

Atsuta-Jingu(Atsuta-Shrine)

This shrine is one of the most famous shrines. It houses a sacred sword, Kusanagi-no-tsurugi, which is one of the three sacred treasures of the imperial family.

Tokugawa Art Museum

This museum houses a wide range of family treasures of the Tokugawa Clan's. There are many samurai swords, helmets, pieces of armor, scrolls, lacquerware, and other cultural properties among the collections.

Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

This museum has two pavilions, one is the textile machinery pavilion, and the other is the automobile pavilion. You can watch actual demonstrations by operators, which help you understand the concept of making things.

Around Nagoya City

Inuyama-Jo(Inuyama Castle)

This castle is one of the four National Treasure Castles in Japan. The current main keep is original and dates from 1537. Inside the castle, are steep, narrow staircases, but the view from the top is fantastic.

Tsumago and Magome in Kisoji or Kiso Valley

They were old post towns on Nakasendo, one of five main roads in the Edo period(1603-1867). When you stroll on the street lined with old houses and shops, you must feel as if you were at that old time.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me. I'm looking forward to taking you to these places! I hope to see you soon, thank you!

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Ross A.

This was a highlight of this trip to Japan. Kisco valley was a wonderful experience thanks to Mori. He made the day go well and kindly took great photos. Enjoyed the historic 2-hour walk. And visits to local houses. Mori was easy to get on with and made the whole day smooth.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

★★★Nagoya Tour★★★

You can choose three places you are interested in from Nagoya Castle, Atsuta Shrine, Tokugawa Art Museum, Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, and Inuyama Castle. If you would like me to help you shop something at the downtown of Nagoya, I arrange a special tour on which you enjoy both sightseeing and shopping!

★★★NAGOYA Tour Sample Itinerary★★★

around 8:50 Take a local train at Nagoya Station to Inuyama Yuen Station

9:20 - 11:00 Look around Inuyama Castle, one of the four National Treasure Castles in Japan, and its castle town

around 11:00 Take a local train at Inuyama Station to Nagoya Station

11:30 - 12:30 Lunch time in Nagoya

around 12:30 Take a local bus or train at Nagoya Station to Nagoya Castle

13:00 - 14:30 Look around Nagoya Castle and Honmaru-Goden

around 14:30 Take a local bus at Nagoya Castle to Tokugawa Art Museum

15:10 - 16:30 Look around Tokugawa Art Museum, which has plenty of old samurai's belongings

around 16:30 Take a bus to Nagoya Station

★★★MAGOME and TSUMAGO Tour Sample Itinerary★★★

9:00-9:50 Take a JR express train at Nagoya Station to Nakatsugawa Station

10:00-10:40 Take a taxi to Magome-Juku ( drop in at an old stone pavement on the way)

10:40-13:15 Look around Magome-Juku ( see the sights, stroll and shop, have lunch)

13:25-13:50 Take a local bus to Tsumago-Juku

13:50-16:20 Look around Tsumago-Juku( see the sights, stroll and shop)

16:30-16:40 Take a taxi to Nagiso Station

16:55-18:05 Take a JR express train to Nagoya Station

Transportation by tour guide:

Yes, transportation can be arranged upon request.

Tour guide interests:

Nagoya sightseeing tours

Tsumago and Magome in Kiso Valley sightseeing tours

Kisoji or Nakasendo walking tours in Kiso Valley

Kisoji or Nakasendo walking tours between Tsumago and Magome

Kisoji walking tours

Gujo-Hachiman sightseeing tours

Takayama sightseeing tours

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Ross A. 15 Apr 2019

This was a highlight of this trip to Japan. Kisco valley was a wonderful experience thanks to Mori. He made the day go well and kindly took great photos. Enjoyed the historic 2-hour walk. And visits to local houses. Mori was easy to get on with and made the whole day smooth.

5 stars AJ P. 02 Nov 2018

Mori is an excellent guide! We had an amazing time visiting Magome and Tsumago. He was very attentive and knowledgeable about the area. He is very friendly, and kind: he even brought us fruits knowing that I am vegan and I might not find many options where we were. We made a new friend! I totally recommend his services. I will contact him again next time I visit Japan! - AJ

5 stars Libby C. 16 Apr 2017

Mori is such a wonderful guide to have. He made us all feel welcome in Nagoya. He went out of his way to accommodate our tour requests. He even made sure to bring along some snacks for our children. He is also quite conversant with the English language which, coupled with his extensive knowledge of the area, made our tour very educational. The expense was well worth the experience

5 stars Robert C. 27 May 2016

Mori was a generous, entertaining and knowledgeable guide who took us on a tour of the Kiso Valley from Nagoya. We had a great day with him, touring the streets of Magome and Tsumago and walking the Nakasendo trail. One of the joys of the trip were the chestnut delicacies he introduced us to in Magome and the wonderful traditional soba noodle lunch we had at a Ryokan in Tsumago. Mori is a very courteous and engaging guide: I would highly recommend him.

5 stars Stanley S. 06 Apr 2016

Takashi Mori is a very good tour guide. He took great care of me and my wife during the few days he served as our guide. We are totally satisfied with his service.

5 stars Tomas D. M. 24 Feb 2015

Excellent guide! Very knowledgeable, easy to be with and adjusts well to the comfort of the client.

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