Contact anyone of guides listed below to book your tour.

We are English speaking guides based in Tochigi prefecture.  We are members of Nikko Guiding Tours Team.
All of us are certified guides and we love Nikko very much. 
We can guide you half a day or per day basis.  If you need a guide, please contact one of us listed below.  

  • Mutsumi (Mutsumi Homma) Living in Nikko 
  • Ian (Isao Ooka) Educated both Japan and US
  • Karen (Ikuko Kurata) Karate blackbelt
  • Jack (Eiji Maruta) has lived in NZ for 22 years
  • Plenty(Yutaka Ikeuchi)
  • Taka (Takashi Ugai) Retired Engineer on Aeronautics
  • Ichi (Ichiro Sakai) Lived in US and Belgium for 19 years
  • Nao
  • Yuka (Yuka MIZUNUMA) Learned English and Tourism in Australia

Our profile



Hello, I'm Mutsumi Homma. 

Welcome to Nikko. 

 I was born and grew up and live in Nikko.  I am proud of living here.  It's my pleasure to be your guide in Nikko for you.  I would like you to enjoy natural and historical resources in Nikko. I also would like to help you satisfy Nikko sufficiently in response of your requests with hospitality.  Let's walk in Nikko together and see, feel, know and enjoy it!


I was born and grown up in Utsunomiya, near Nikko until 18 years old.  Then I have studied in Economics both in Japan and US(Kansas). After returning to Japan, I worked at the auto-parts company for almost 20 years.  During the period, I stayed in Kentucky, US for five years.  Against most of English native speakers, I have experience to deal with business about off-the-road steel wheels for construction vehicles.  Regarding hobbies, I'm interested in trying out the various food and watching sports all over the world.


Hi, I'm Ikuko Kurata.  English name is Karen. I love traveling and meeting with people from overseas. I'm very friendly.  I like to make people feel comfortable and welcome. 

 I'd like to assist you to have a wonderful and memorable experience when you travel Tochigi prefecture including Nikko based on your requests and preferences. 

Let me introduce you the attractions of Nikko, as well as Japanese culture, history, and foods. 

 I look forward to sharing time with you!



Hi there!  I'm Jack.  I've been doing an English speaking guide since I came back from New Zealand.  I've lived there more than 20 years and I almost decided to live there for the rest of my life.  However, fortunately God gave me a chance to come back to Japan.  Thanks again God made me pass the exam for the tour guide in 2007.  I can take you around anywhere in Japan but my preference is Nikko.  Lovely place to walk and look around.
Hope to see you soon!


Hello, everyone. My name is Yutaka Ikeuchi. Please call me Plenty.  I welcome all of you traveling to Japan.  I am quite interested in guiding guests from abroad. Niko is a special place among famous tourist sites in Japan because the area possesses wonderful spots in a sense of both Nature and History. You can enjoy the beauty of nature and historical monuments in the same area. That is convenient, isn't it?  I will be happy if I can share a special time with you.  


Hello, my name is Takashi Ugai.  I am a retired engineer on aeronautics.  During my career, I had a chance to visit more than 30 countries in four continents of the world except Africa.  In Nikko there are lots of beautiful landscapes and historical architectures along with tasty foods.  I will be happy to assist you for making a wonderful memories of Nikko area.  Feel free to call me.


I am more than happy to take you to attractive tourism resources scattered in Nikko. I will prepare for your trip enough to satisfy your requests and provide you with the memorable tour. When I was a company employee, I lived abroad for 5 years in Los Angeles, 11 and a half years in Washington D.C. and 2 and half years in Brussels. Despite 19 year long stay abroad, I remain charmed by Japanese things, such as culture, custom, sprit, martial art etc. I am glad if I can be of help you understand Japan as well as Nikko through my guide. I own the third grade in Japanese archery, known as Kyudo. 


 I have been working as a Tour Conductor of tours in Japan and overseas for 27years. I also have been teaching skiing in my spare time. I love Onsen and Sake to be  relaxed myself! You can enjoy not only natural beauty and historical places in Nikko but also Onsen and ski in Tochigi prefecture. I am looking forward to assisting your memorable sightseeing and an exciting Ski experience in Nikko and Nasu Shiobara! 

*Licensed National Guide in English
*Authorized Tour Conductor
*Licensed Ski Instructor