About us (Mt.Fuji area guides)

Hello! My name is Noriko Nakayama. Please call me Noriko. I have been a guide at this aria for many years and still I can find new attractive sites now. This is the very vast area with full of nature, surrounding the foot of Mt. Fuji.  For example, on the northern side of Mt. Fuji, there are five lakes. Around those lakes, you can enjoy hot spring, adventure of caves, hiking, sports, museums or amusement parks, even if you can’t climb Mt. Fuji in the out of season. On the other hand, this area has long been regarded as a sacred place of mountain worship, having many historical shrines or facilities for mountain worshipers. In 2013, this area with 25 components including Mt. Fuji is designated as the World Heritage site of Fuji san, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration. As a guide, I really hope you are inspired by those holly sites. I feel very happy if I could guide you such an impressive site in Japan.  I am looking forward to seeing you at Mt. Fuji area.




Hello! My name is Mariko Takehana. I am National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter English.

My home town is Nagano, famous for Ski resort and snow monkey for foreigners. I left my home town when I started to study in Tokyo, and after that I lived in Germany, UK and France about 15 years to work and study, now I live in Tokyo. Living in Europe provide me a lot of new experiences including learning about differences in culture, religion of the people in a same work place.

Before I started a professional guide, I worked in IT industries and the finance. In 2022, I was qualified a forest therapy assister in Okutama region, Tokyo and do the forest therapy guide there, too.

I look forward to meeting you here in Japan and enjoy your new experience!




Hi! Welcome to Japan! My name is Jiro Takahashi. Please call me “Jiro” for short. Since graduating from university here in Japan, I have lived in London and New York, as well as Tokyo, Yokohama, and Osaka. My career in the finance and IT industries (about 35 years) afforded me multiple opportunities to make many friends from around the world and understand various cultures much better. It was from these experiences that, once I retired, I decided to become a licensed English guide in Japan. My goal is to create a cross cultural bridge between Japan and other countries. In addition to being an English tour guide for overseas visitors, I am also a guide at the Edo-Tokyo Museum. I look forward to taking you on a journey of Mt.Fuji and the area.