We (2 adults) spent two days with Yuriko in Osaka area, visiting Kyoto, Nara and Osaka. Yuriko is a knowledgeable and friendly person and we had great time. I am only sorry for allocating only two days for the area. If it is your first time to Osaka, I suggest you allocate – 2-3 days for Kyoto, 1 day for Nara and 2 days for Osaka.
Dear Gal, Thank you for your good review and nice comment. You’re also very friendly and your mom, Hana is so kind and cheerful. As you said, Kyoto, Nara and Osaka have lot of places to visit. I hope you will come to Japan again and please enjoy your stay in Japan! Yuriko
Professional, excellent information about the area and sights. A pleasant person to work with, we had great time with Yuriko and enjoyed the experience.
Dear Sheharyar, Thank you so much for such a nice review and kind words. I also had a wonderful time with you and your wife. Arashiyama was its best season for autumn leaves viewing, wasn’t it? Though it was so crowded, it was fun for me to see both of you enjoying beautiful Arashiyama. In Nijo Castle, we had a very rare chance to see imperial style tea ceremony. It was fantastic and elegant!! During a day, the weather was nice and the driver, Mr. Uchida was great. Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful time and delicious sweet. I wish you all the best. Sincerely yours, Yuriko
Having a rough outline for what we wanted to do, Yuriko helped make our experience really great! One of our group members was not feeling well and needed to return to the hotel. Yuriko helped get a cab due to the language barrier and the rest of the group was able to continue the tour of Kyoto.
Dear Phyllis, Thank you for such a good review and warm comments. I was so happy to see you enjoying autumn beautiful view in Arashiyama and Kinkakuji Temple. And it was fun for me to chat with you during lunch time. I hope you will have another wonderful day in Tokyo today. Please give my best wishes to Michaele. Best regards, Yuriko
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
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)
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
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
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
We toured Kyoto with Yuriko. She was friendly, knowledgeable and softly spoken. We had a lovely tour of Kyoto and a delicious lunch. Ookini, Yuriko.
Dear Dominique and your gentle husband, Thank you so much for such a wonderful comment. I also had a lovely time with you. I was very surprised because you already know about Castle and correct manners of shrines and temples. I hope you will have another wonderful days in Shizuoka and enjoy the Rugby World Cup. Best regards, Yuriko
Yuriko was very proactive in advance of the tour, and worked out the perfect itinerary for us. She even checked out a few things in advance in person, even though she lives almost an hour away. Highlights included a lovely stroll through the bamboo forest, and an authentic feast at a local tofu house. Yuriko answered our many questions about Japanese customs and culture, and made the tour super kid friendly. She was flexible throughout and able to work with our same day requests. Thanks Yuriko for helping to make our trip to Kyoto highly enjoyable!
Dear Kevin, Thank you so much for such a nice review. I also enjoyed a lot guiding you and your family in Arashiyama area. Especially, I felt so happy to see your cute two kids. I had a very wonderful time with you and your family. If you have another chance to come to Japan, I would like to guide you around Gifu, my hometown. Thank you again for giving me such a wonderful experience as a tour guide. Yuriko
Yuriko is a delight to be with. She was knowledgeable of the places we visited and very patient of our spontaneous desires to do things other than our itinerary. I highly recommend Yuriko.
Dear Marilyn, Thank you very much for your good comment. I had a wonderful time with you and your cute granddaughter on 7/18. Especially, it was fun for us to talk with a local high school girl on the train, wasn't it? During the trip with you, I could learn a lot about tour-guide with elderly people. Thank you very much to give a nice opportunity to have a good time with you. I hope you will have a healthy and good life with your family, include your cute and kind granddaughter. Best regards, Yuriko
Yuriko is a soft spoken and well informed guide. We experienced an active and exhilarating day hiking from Magome and returned after spending a part of the afternoon at a museum on the art of woodblock painting. Yuriko did not seem to be in a hurry to finish her day with me and in fact, spent an extra two hours past her allotted time. She made sure to drop me off at my hotel even though she had to travel 40 minutes after that to get home. She made some interesting dinner suggestions. Highly recommended!
Dear Vandana, Thank you very much for your nice review about my tour guide. I also had a wonderful time in Kiso valley walking tour with you. Gifu is my home town and I am proud of it, because there so many nice places and culture in Gifu. I will make my own special itinerary for sightseeing in Gifu soon or later end post it on the Triplelights site. If you have a chance to visit Japan, please drop in my home town, Gifu. I am sure you will have another wonderful time and experience. I hope to guide you again. Thank you. Sincerely yours, Yuriko
Dear Alexandar, Thank you very much for your review. I am so happy to guide you around Kyoto today. You looked so nice with wearing kimono. It was so hot today, so maybe you might be tired. Please take a rest and sleep well. I talked a lot with you and it was fun for me. If I have a chance, I would like to see you and guide you again. Please come to Japan in the future! Thank you. Best regards, yuriko
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
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.
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
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