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Licensed Guide
  (20) Reviews
Send message fully booked in May
$ 32 Hourly rate Price up to 5 people
I am available if you ask me in advance and cover my transportation fee.
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Last updated: 20 hours ago
Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Kobe

Languages English ( License )

(20) Reviews
Hourly rate 32 USD Price up to 5 people
( Max : 5 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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4.9 (20) Reviews
Very Good


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

1 Person
Up to 5 people
Hourly rate $27.30 $31.85
4 Hours $109.20 $127.40
8 Hours $218.40 $254.80

* Duration: 3 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 5 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 ( 20 )
Jean-Yves Jean-Yves United States ( Couple )
1 day ago

“ Kyoto and Nara ”

Yumiko is the perfect guide! Professional and friendly, her knowledge of history is great , she even takes you to beautiful places far from the frenzy crowd. Her english is perfect having travelled all over the world. We would highly recommend her to anyone planning to visit Japan. Thank you Yumiko!!!!!


Thank you for your wonderful review. I am very happy if you had good time with me.(I had good time! ) I will miss you both of you. Enjoy the rest of your trip. Bon Voyage! Yumiko

Charles Charles United States ( Friends )
5 days ago

“ Great Guide ”

Great English, fun to hang out with. Everyone in the group liked her. Kyoto is great and she really helped guide us around and taught us alot. Yumiko is good people, and it makes a difference.


Hi Charles, Thank you for your good review. I also enjoyed a day with you and your friends. How was the rest of your trip? Hope you have great time in Vietnam as well. Yumiko

Doris Doris Canada ( Family )
2 weeks ago

“ Highlight of Kyoto ”

We were on a cruise and our ship docked at Kobe port for a day. Yumiko met us at the Kobe port early in the morning, then we travel to Shin-Kobe to take the bullet train to Kyoto. So glad we had an opportunity to see the wonderful sites in Kyoto with Yumiko. She was very organized and flexible in planning our tour and we were able to see the major attractions we wanted to see. We enjoyed our tour in Kyoto very much. Thank you Yumiko.

Ilene Ilene United States ( Couple )
3 weeks ago

“ Day in Kyoto ”

We had a wonderful time in Kyoto with Yumiko. I have a bad knee, and she tried to minimize extra walking when possible. She has a very nice personality, and helped us plan our remaining time here.


Hi Ilene, Thank you for your good review. I enjoyed being your company. How was today? Went well? Fortunately the weather wasn't that bad. Sunday and Monday could be worse. Enjoy your stay in Japan! Yumiko

Laura Laura United States ( Couple )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ A lovely day in Kyoto ”

Yumiko planned a one-day itinerary to Kyoto and was quick to adapt on the fly when we encountered more crowds than anticipated. We enjoyed quiet time at several temples and a wonderful tempura lunch. Yumiko is a thoughtful and kind guide; the communication preparing for the day was comprehensive. I recommend her for a day in Kyoto.


Hi Laura, Thank you for your good review though I couldn't make the tea ceremony appointment accordingly. I must apologize for disappointing you. However I wish you could enjoy some essence of Japan. Yumiko