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Send message fully booked in April
$ 27 Hourly rate Price up to 5 people
I will guide you every day not only on weekend from next April. But I only guide you on weekends now because I work at junior high school on weekday now, but I will retire next March.
I can guide you around Kyoto if you pay my transportation fee.
I also dress you kimono if you want.
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Last updated: 2 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Gifu , Aichi , Nagoya , Takayama , Shirakawago

Languages English ( License )

(4) Reviews
Hourly rate 27 USD Price up to 5 people
( Max : 8 People )
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I am Yuriko from Japan. Now I'm an assistant English teacher at junior high school.
I also work as a kimono, Japanese traditional costume dresser. If you are interested in kimono, I'll dress you kimono. I have a certificate of a tour guide. I sometimes guide some foreigners around Nagoya castle, Gifu castle and so on. There are so many nice places to visit in Gifu, Nagoya, Kyoto, central Japan!! Let's enjoy Japan sightseeing with wearing kimono with me!! I would like to guide you around central Japan. See you soon!!!^o^

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Reviews ( 4 )
Kichi Kichi Japan ( Business )
13 hours ago

“ Such an attentive guide! ”

Yuriko was so accommodating and our family had so much fun exploring Arashiyama with her. We would definitely do it all over again.


Thank you so much for your warm comment. I also had a very wonderful time with you and your family. I felt so happy and comfortable during the tour with you, because your family was so nice! Your two daughters are so cute!! And also your parents are so kind!! I just felt like one of your family members. 1 hope I will be able to see you and your family again. Thank you. Yuriko

Lynne Lynne United States ( Family )
4 days ago

“ Yuriko is an amazing guide ”

Yuriko is a delightful lady and gave us a wonderful tour of Kyoto. She met us at our ship terminal in traditional kimono and guided us through the train and metro systems to reach the sights we wanted to see. We toured Nijo Castle and it's grounds, had a Japanese lunch at a cafe, and did the tea ceremony and dancing with maiko. Yuriko told us many things about life in Japan and was knowledgeable about all the sights. We highly recommend Yuriko as a guide.


Hi! Lynee, I had a great time with you and your family. You all are so nice and kind and cheerful, so I was so happy during guiding you in Kyoto. I am only a beginner and you are the first guests for me to contact me and approve me as a tour guide. I've never forgot about you and your family. Thank you so much to give a nice review and nice experience in Kyoto. I will do my best to be a better tour guide. Please come again and enjoy Japan tour with me.

Louis Louis United States ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ Exceptional Guide ”

Having toured Japan & Kyoto several times with different guides across the years, I have had the chance to work with various tour guides. Of those I've worked with, Yuriko was the very best, both in terms of her approach and communication. She had thoroughly researched all routes & historical sites on our itinerary to ensure that we were timely in maintaining our schedule, and she provided wonderful insights about all of the places and sites that we visited. Moreover, she was wonderful company with a fantastic attitude - my partner and I enjoyed spending time with her. Overall, I could not provide a stronger recommendation for Yuriko as a guide - she was wonderful.


Dear Louis, Thank you for your generous comments. During the three days, I could have a happy and wonderful time with you and you partner. In addition to it, I could learn a lot from you about Japanese culture, such as about pine trees greenery leaves and so on. I was so impressed with your good Japanese and gentlemanly manner. I was so lucky to meet you and your partner. I look forward to see you and your partner again as a tour guide. Wishing you everlasting happiness. Sincerely yours, Yuriko

Tereza Tereza Australia ( Friends )
2 weeks ago

“ Amazing tour with Yuriko! Let's go again! ”

Wish we had more days with Yuriko! She is a very nice lady, extremely polite and very good in taking us around Takayama and Shirakawa Village. She is very knowledgeable and even before the tour began she was suggesting all these places for us to visit and she accommodated to our wishes. She talked non-stop (in a good way) because she has a lot to say about her city and we had a lot of fun with her. A lot of chatting and laughter while we were going from Point A to Point B. She knows everything there is to know and I highly recommend Yuriko when you visit Takayama and Shirakawago. Thank you so very much Yuriko! And thank you for all your suggestions throughout the rest of our time in Japan.


Dear Tereza, Thank you very much for praising me a lot. I really appreciate your kind words. I also had a wonderful time with you and your nice friends. In Japan, there are other lots of places to visit. So please come again. I am very looking forward to seeing you again and guiding you some other places. I wish you great happiness, thank you very much again to have a great chance to me. Sincerely yours, Yuriko