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We are the network of "Government-Licensed Tour Guides"

based in Nagano prefecture, in Central Japan.

It is our pleasure to show you not only major tourist destinations but also the back streets and delicious cuisine that only locals know. For your tour with us, we can help you with your travel plans to make the most of your stay in and out of Nagano.

Nagano is easily accessible from the metropolitan area. Three of the major arteries from ancient times run through our pref. : which are Koshukaido line, Nakasendo line, and Hokkoku Oukando line. This fact proves that our place has long been seen as the key area connecting Kyoto and Tokyo, and thus has been thriving since. Today, modern transportation systems including the Bullet Train (Shinkansen) have been developed along these arteries, leading people to the grandeur nature and the historic beauty of our place.


for Travel Agents : As NIGN members all live in Nagano pref, we know a lot about local news and geography. We pride ourselves to introduce the most fascinating nature-rich area in Japan with love and ability. When the tour is inside the prefecture, the cost needed for accommodation and transportation for the accompanied tour guide will be drastically lower than if hired ones from other areas. We also can provide you with informative suggestions in advance. Please let us join you to make your clients’ trips to Japan the most pleasant, safe and happy ones.

All the NIGN members are government‐licensed tour guides.


Available Languages: English, Italian, Spanish, German, French, Chinese


Guiding fee will be decided mainly depending on the duration of the tour.

Minimum booking hours is Half Day (up to 4 hours) .


Guiding Fees for English*

Half day (up to four hours)  JPY 25,000 

Full day (up to eight hours)  JPY 35,000 

Full day (up to ten hours)     JPY 40,000 


* Guiding fee doesn’t include the guide’s travel expenses and other necessary expenses.

Subject to change without notice 


Cancellation charge will be applied from 28 days before the guiding day.


For details, please email to: nignguidenet (at)



Please note that NIGN is not a tour operator, hence not responsible nor liable for any direct, indirect or consequential losses or damages. 


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