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Licensed Guide
  (38) Reviews
Send message fully booked in December
US$ 33 Hourly rate Price up to 5 people
For a trip to any city in Japan, I am available if you ask me in advance and cover my transportation fee.
For cruising trip, if there isn't enough time to stay on the port, I may not be able to take your request.
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Last updated: 1 day ago
Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Kobe

Languages English ( License )

(38) Reviews
Hourly rate 33 USD Price up to 5 people
( Max : 8 People )
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Hello, this is Yumiko!!
I welcome you all from all over the world.
I myself love traveling and so I understand what travelers want.
I also want to be flexible on your request. I am friendly and enjoy meeting people.
My major subjects are Art and History.

There are plenty of wonderful places to visit in my area Kansai, which has major historic cities and offers you many choices to explore. (experience culture like kimono, cooking, fragrance making, Sake factory, etc...)
I grew up in Nara, an ancient capital in Japan, and Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe are my backyard.
I studied Art in Polytechnic UK, lived in Hong Kong for 4 years and in the USA for 13 years.
Therefore now I understand the charm of Japan more than before.
I have numbers of experience taking Americans, Malaysian Chinese, and Italian to Kyoto, Nara, Hyogo, and Hokkaido.
I am ready to guide you anywhere you want!

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The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

1 Person
Up to 5 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate US$25.76 US$33.12 US$13.80
4 Hours US$103.04 US$132.48 US$55.20
8 Hours US$206.08 US$264.96 US$110.40

* Duration: 3 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 8 maximum

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date, there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 38 )
Didin Didin Indonesia ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ Kyoto and Nara Tour ”

Yumiko is very knowledgable regarding the places we visited and its history. She planned the tour really well, while always accommodating to our requests. Our 2 days tour in Kyoto and Nara was enjoyable and relaxing, just like travelling with a friend who knows the places really well. Excellent guide. Highly recommended


Thank you for your good review. I'm happy to hear that you feel like traveling with a friend! This is something I want you to feel. Hope to see you someday in near future. Yumiko

Estelle Estelle United Kingdom
2 weeks ago

“ Afternoon and evening in Kyoto ”

Lovely guide who provided great afternoon and evening in Kyoto which we will always remember, who took great care to accommodate our time schedule. Highly recommended.


Thank you for your good review. Come back to Japan to see the daytime in Kyoto. Yumiko

Mei Mei United States ( Couple )
3 weeks ago

“ Nara in autumn foliage. ”

I engaged Yumiko months in advance with several requests. Restaurant and accommodation recommendations. She provided several options and her local knowledge of certain areas was on point! She also went out of her way to secure restaurant reservations and provided honest feedback as I was focused on seeing the deer and she advised me that it’s something where there is plentiful of and need not be covered within the tour itself. Also her recommendation on the sake tasting and historical knowledge of the sites were the highlight of the tour. I appreciate her friendliness and willingness to accommodate our wishes. One thing to caution is that there will be a lot of walking as Nara is truly a walkable park/city. A one day tour is definitely sufficient! Will definitely engage her services next y... read more


Hi Mei, Thank you for your good review. I enjoyed being your company. If you decide coming back to Japan in Spring cherry blossom time, I really would like to make your trip memorable one. Yoshino, Asuka, Houryuji, and etc.... beautiful country side I would like to introduce you. Anyway, Thanks. Take care! Yumiko

Sara Sara Israel ( Couple )
4 weeks ago

“ We visited the Himaji castle and the Japanese Gardens ”

Yumiko is an excellent guide. She has a broad knowledge and perfect English. We enjoyed talking with her on many subjects. She had a very positive attitude towards us. After the end of the tour Yumiko went with us to find the restaurant that we reserved. In short, Yumiko is a perfect guide.


Hi Sara, Thank you for your good review. I also had a good time with you. Come back to Japan again! Yumiko

Nancy Nancy United States ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ Lovely Day in Nara ”

Exploring the historical treasures and lovely landscape of Nara was a delight. Yumiko is informative, warm and an excellent guide. We requested and appreciated a walking tour which so fitted our sense of place.


Hi Nancy, Thank you for your nice review. I enjoyed being your company in Nara. How was your Kyoto stay? I'm sure everything went well. I hope you will be back in Japan someday soon. Yumiko