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Send message fully booked in October
$ 29 Hourly rate Price up to 5 people
I am available if you ask me in advance and pay me the transportation fee.
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Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Kobe

Languages English ( License )

(2) Reviews
Hourly rate 29 USD Price up to 5 people
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Hi, 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 do. ( experience culture like kimono, cooking, fragrance making, Sake factory, etc...) I grew up in Nara which is 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 what good about in Japan more than before.
Though I took out Government certified guide license only a year ago, I have experience of 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
Hourly rate $24.03 $29.37
4 Hours $96.12 $117.48
8 Hours $192.24 $234.96

* 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 ( 2 )
Lily Lily United States
1 week ago

“ The highlights of Kyoto ”

I had a wonderful day out with Kyoto. She was very helpful in securing access to even the most difficult to reach Kyoto temples. She was very flexible in terms of planning the trip and was a delight to spend the day with. I highly recommend hiring her if you are interested in gaining insight into the history and culture of Kyōto.


Thank you, Lily! Come back to Japan with your parents as friends on your next visit. Yumiko

Sandy Sandy United States ( Family )
1 month ago

“ A Trip to see Kyoto’s Shrines and Temples ”

Yumiko is a fantastic guide. She knows about the art, history and local culture of Kyoto. She led us through the subway system, making the day a breeze. She was happy to meet our requests, but also has plenty of ideas as well. And to top it off, she speaks excellent English. Top notch!