Hi, I’m Noel


Hi, I’m Noel

I’ve lived in Nagoya for 33 years

I speak English, Japanese

I am English conversation tutor


Hi there, I'm Noel, your friendly and open-minded local host in Nagoya. With my mature and curious personality, I love exploring the city's hidden gems, especially temples and traditional art areas, with my camera in hand. I'm an expert in the public transport system and walking routes, and I know the neighborhoods of Osu, Nagoya Castle, and Tokoname like the back of my hand. I enjoy shopping at second-hand shops, where I often find treasures, and I'd be happy to introduce you to the variety of reasonably priced places to eat in Nagoya. As a long-time resident, I have many contacts that could help me fulfill your wishes, whether it's trying a tea ceremony, attempting to make pottery or ikebana, or sampling delicious local cuisine like okanami-yaki, yakitori, kaiten sushi, or miso-katsu. Let's explore Nagoya together!

My knowledge & interests

Street food Local cuisine Desserts Unique & unusual foods Art galleries & museums Parks Gardens Social history Religious history Cityscape photography Street photography Modern architecture Classical architecture Third wave coffee Artisanal tea Department stores Vintage shops Street markets Handicrafts & souvenirs Traditional culture Religious customs Lifestyle culture Rituals & ceremonial customs Traditional art Thrift stores Specialty shops Landscape photography Rock music Traditional music R&B Indie music

Experiences I love to host