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Name: Tomomi Nakayama

Gender: Female
Age: 35
Licensed Location: Amami Islands
Guide Languages: Japanese / English

Guide Location: All Amami / Yamato Village
Municipality of Residence: Yamato Village
Special Interests: Food / Culture / Animal


I have been living on Amami Island for 5 years since I moved to Yamato Village from Tokyo. I am in love with the beautiful island of Amami, and look forward to serving foreign visitors as a tour guide introducing places that are not on guide books.

I have been amazed not only by the major sightseeing places but also by the daily scenes of the island that are underestimated. Since I am not originally from Amami, I am able to see the island through the eyes of a tourist, which is a great quality for a tour guide.

In order to gain profound knowledge and experience as a guide, I became an OJT bus tour guide for Japan and I am learning a lot from the veteran bus tour guides about hospitality and entertainment necessary for making visitors happy and satisfied during their stay. I am sure my OJT experience will benefit guiding foreign visitors as well.

Besides culture, traditional music, dialect, and wildlife of the island, I have a special interest in making sweets. I am a member of a local baking group aiming to revitalize the community by producing and selling handmade cookies and snacks that are healthy and made from locally grown ingredients.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary

  1. Northern Amami Sightseeing Tour 1day JPY 20,000 (up to 3 people)
    Cape Ayamaru, Amami Park, Tsumugi Village, Kinsakubaru Virgin Forest, Naze City
  2. Yamato Village Sightseeing Tour 1day JPY 20,000 (up to 3 people)
    Mt. Yuwandake, Materiya Waterfall, Amami Wildlife Center, Kuninao Beach, Night forest tour, etc. (able to personalize according to your interest)

Special Interest Tour

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Private car / Rent-a-car (additional cost) / Public bus

Basic Fee Schedule

One to three people: JPY 3,000 per hour.
More than three: Contact me.
Discount is negotiable.

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