Yukiko was a fantastic guide. She speaks English very well, and she is informative. Yukiko led us (my husband, 10 year old daughter and me) around Tokyo on a custom tour. I had given her a handful of places that we wanted to see and Yukiko arranged everything. She met us at our hotel, and we took the subway to the Tsukiji fish market. From there, we walked to a restaurant where she had previously made reservations. After lunch, we walked to the Hamarikyu Gardens and drank tea in a teahouse overlooking the gardens. Next we took the riverboat to Asakasa and visited the Senso-Ji shrine as well as walked down the souvenir street. From here we took the subway to Akihabara. Knowing our interests, she took us to specific stores that we would like. From there, she showed us how to take the subway back to our hotel. We would have never been able to see as much as we did without Yukiko’s help. We took this tour on our very first full day in Tokyo, and it was the best choice. Yukiko did a great job of explaining the subway system, helping us to purchase a pasmo card, explaining customs explaining the history of the sights. She is patient and wanted us to enjoy ourselves. Yukiko was wonderful with our daughter who had many questions; and she even brought along a worksheet to teach her Japanese. We really liked her personality and she was really nice to be around. You can read more about Triplelights and Yukiko in a lengthy review (with pictures) on my blog Sushi and Gelato (dot) com The Morris Family, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Thank you so much for your heartfelt review, Amanda! It was a precious time to spend a whole day with your lovely family. I'm sure her cousins would be happy for the special souvenirs that she bought in Asaksua. I'm glad to hear the tour was helpful as introduction of your trip in Tokyo. There are so many things to see in each season! Please come and visit again!! Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!