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Send message only 5 days available in November
$ 32 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: 8 hours ago
Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Gifu , Aichi , Nagoya , Takayama , Shirakawago

Languages English ( License )

(14) Reviews
Hourly rate 32 USD Price up to 5 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^

4.8 (14) 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
For each extra person
Hourly rate $32.20 $32.20 $18.74
4 Hours $128.80 $128.80 $74.96
8 Hours $257.60 $257.60 $149.92

* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 8 maximum

Private Tours

Local classic train-ride and silk-screen printing experience...

(14) Reviews
by Yuriko
9:30a.m. Gifu Station /10:30a.m. Mino-Ota JR Station/12:20p.m. Gujo-Hachiman Station(enjoy lunch box while seeing beautiful scenery from the train) /1:00~...
8:30h $ 234 up to 6 people

Enjoy sightseeing in Nagoya on route bus

(14) Reviews
by Yuriko
9:30a.m. Nagoya Station / 10:00a.m. Folding fun making / 12:00~2:00p.m.Nagoya Castle(enjoy lunch and Nagoya Castle) / 2:30p.m.~3:30p.m. Tokugawa-En Garden(...
8h $ 187 up to 6 people

Let's enjoy early morning Kyoto and maiko experience

(14) Reviews
by Yuriko
7:30am Kyoto Station/ 8:30 Arashiyama(enjoy quiet bamboo grove and old shrine)/ 9:00 coffee break in an old Japanese house/ 9:30 Tenryuji Temple(one of the...
6h $ 234 up to 6 people

Golden walking tour in Gifu

(14) Reviews
by Yuriko
9:00 Gifu JR Station and Golden Nobunaga Statue / 9:30 Golden Gate Shrine / 10:00 Coffee brake in a cozy Japanese shop / 10:30 Japanese old lantern shop / ...
4:30h $ 141 up to 6 people

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

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  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date, there is a 100% charge.
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Reviews ( 14 )
YOKO YOKO Japan ( Couple )
3 days ago

“ Excellent tour in Kyoto and Nara ”

Yuriko was fantastic! Always on time, excellent knowledge of the history of Kyoto and so polite. It was a pleasure spending time with her. Thank you Yuriko. Greeting from Stella and Evris from Greece!


Hi!! Thank you for your good review, Stella and Evris. I also had a wonderful time with you. I could also learn a lot from you about your beautiful country, Greece. Chatting with you at a coffee shop and having chance to talk with a cute junior high school girl on the subway train were so pleasant time for us, weren't they? I am very sorry to cause you a lot of walking. I wish both of you luck and happiness. Thank you. Yuriko

Ben Ben United States ( Family )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ Wonderful Day! ”

Temples, Shrines and a wonderful cultural experience. Yuriko is engaging and knows the culture of Kyoto. She was flexible and able to meet our needs. I would certainly recommend her services!


Dear Ben, Thank you for your nice comment and review. I also had a very wonderful time with you and your family. You were always so smiley and so generous. And it made me so relaxed and happy. I wish a happy journey to you and your family. PS Please say hello to your cute dog, 'Lily'😍 Best regards, Lily(Yuriko)

Glenn Glenn United States ( Couple )
2 weeks ago

“ Great Nagoya Guide ”

Yuriko was knowledgeable, kind and gave us a great tour of Nagoya. A special treat was a reservation she took to make on her own initiative - at a traditional Japanese Garden Restaurant. Yuriko also met us dressed in a traditional kimono - a nice touch.


Dear Glenn, Jodi, Adam and Amanda, Thank you so much for your nice review. I was very happy to have a chance to guide you around Nagoya. Nagoya has both traditional culture and the most advanced technology. So please come to Nagoya again. Glenn, your rugby team is great! I was so exited to see the game against Wales on TV. Congratulations!! I hope your brave team will win a championship in the Rugby World Cup. Yuriko

Robert Robert Canada ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ Do not go Kimono shopping alone ! ”

We reserved Yuriko Suematsu for our search. Yuriko ( Lily ) has a wealth of knowledge as a Kimono dresser and shopper. She was exceptionally well prepared for our adventure and promptly greeted us at our Airbnb. We followed Lily through the main streets and the tiny alleys where some townhouses have been transformed into stylish boutiques. We arrived at our first destination within 15 minutes. We were welcomed by Shinichi Fujisawa at Mimuro Kimono Company. We were completely awestruck by the five floors of gorgeous Kimonos! I put on an elaborate fashion show for my husband, so he decided to try a couple on. We put three on hold and went off to lunch at Kagonoya on Karasuma Street, second floor. Lily had reserved the perfect table with a view. Lunch was great! Then,Lily brought us through ... read more


Dear Debra and Bob, Thank you so much for such a wonderful comment. I am so happy to read your warmhearted long comments. Your comments encourage me a lot!! I am a kimono lover, so looking around for some nice kimono shops was fun for me. I felt really happy to see you enjoying kimono with your gentle husband. I also had a wonderful time in two kimono shops with you. (To tell the truth, I really like the kimono with some lily patterns which Mr. Fujiwara showed us the last moment. You know I am "Lily", right?)😊 I also enjoyed talking about your nice family. I really appreciate your kindness and giving me a wonderful time. Have a nice stay in Japan and see you again!! Lily

Mark Mark United States ( Solo )
1 month ago

“ Nature, shrines and temples walking tours ”

I enjoyed two wonderful days with Yuriko visiting temples and a waterfall in Ohara and walking the hike between Kurama and Kifune. The tours were uplifting, fun and informative and I would highly recommend both Yuriko and these slightly out of the way excursions.


Dear Mark, Thank your for such a nice review. I also want to say "thank you!" to you for giving me a wonderful experience in Ohara, Kurama and Kifune. I was so impressed with your sincere attitude toward Temples, Shrines and Nature. There are so many good places to visit in Japan. Please come to Japan again! Yuriko