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Yumi

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(17) Reviews
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Reviews ( 17 )
Penny Penny New Zealand ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ One Day Tokyo Tour ”

I booked Yumi for my first day in Tokyo to show me around and to help me learn the subway system. Yumi responded very quickly to my enquiry and after finding out which places I was interested in visiting, she came up with a plan for our day together. She met me at my hotel and we spent the day exploring Tokyo by train and on foot. At the end of our tour she returned me to my hotel and gave me brochures and maps so that I could continue exploring the city by myself during the following two days that I was there. I really enjoyed my day with Yumi, she was very friendly, extremely helpful and it felt like I was being shown around the city by a friend. I would highly recommend Yumi as a guide.

Yumi:

Penny san, Thank you so much for your excellent review. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your first visit to Tokyo. In Tokyo, transportation network is very complicated, so I wanted you to learn how to use the convenient network in Tokyo and enjoy staying in Tokyo. I'm so happy it seems to have worked and as well that you remember all the time we shared. I also enjoy the tour with you to talk about many things. Thank you so much and please come again with your family. Yumi

klara Klara United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Wonderful guide!!!! ”

Yumi was absolutely wonderful in every way! Very knowledgable, accommodating, helpful. I had the best day with her and saw so many placed!!!

Yumi:

Klara san, Thank you for your wonderful review ! you are a professional traveler, having lots of curiosities and strong desire to enjoy staying in Tokyo and other places in Japan. I was very surprised with your organization and gathering information and booking many exciting things. I enjoyed very much sharing the time with you. I wish you would make a lot of amazing "WOW" memories in Japan in the rest of your staying in Japan. Arigato!! Yumi

Lorraine Lorraine Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ What you can learn about Tokyo in one day. ”

It’s not how much you see, but what and how much you can learn in one day, not just about this great city, but also about its people. People like Yumi, friendly, interesting, informative, knowable, willing to go out of her way, all add to one’s experiences and instill an interest and yearning to return. Yumi was the perfect guide for us.

Yumi:

Hi, Lorraine san and Bob san, thank you so much for the excellent review. This time, your staying in Tokyo is limited, so I wanted you to make best use of your time in a productive way. Both of you are so knowledgeable and familiar with Japanese culture, food and so on, and told me lots of interesting subject. I learned many things during the tour and enjoyed sharing the time with you. I would like to make efforts to progress and expand my expertise. I hope you will make wonderful memories in the rest of your staying in Japan. I'm looking forward to seeing you again near future. Have a good journey in Japan !

Catherine Catherine Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Wonderful day in Tokyo ”

Yumi is a wonderful guide. We had a fantastic day with her. We were able to visit a lot of great places which we would never have found by ourselves. She explained the metro system which is so complicated especially if you can’t read the Japanese signs. We loved the shrines and the temple we went to where we learnt of the symbols and how to offer a prayer. She took us to various shopping places which were all so different and interesting. We had a lovely lunch together. She gave us a lot of interesting information about the history of the places we visited. We strongly recommend Yumi as a guide. A wonderful experience. Thank you so much Yumi.

Yumi:

Hi Catherine san. Thank you for your wonderful review and I really happy to hear that my information helped your first visit to Japan. I also enjoyed the tour with you very much and George san, you’re very nice and wonderful and sophisticated couple, I learned many things yesterday . I wish you would enjoy the rest of your journey in Japan and create many unforgettable memories. Take care and have a good days. Thank you again Yumi

Beth Beth United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Perfect introduction to Tokyo ”

Yumi met our family in the lobby of our hotel with tons of maps and information about Tokyo for us to keep during our stay. During the next two-hours, she showed us all over Shinjuku, taught us how to use the subway, filled us in on Japanese customs and history, and made sure we were set for the rest of our vacation. She is very sweet and knowledgeable. We all loved the tour with Yumi and highly recommend her services.

Yumi:

Hi Beth, thank you for your great review. I ‘m glad your family let me share the first part of your journey and to hear that my information helped your staying in Tokyo and positive journey . You and your family are so nice and wonderful that I would like to share with you all longer time. Please come back to Tokyo again. Wishing you and your family the best for your future and happiness. Thank you again.

Elena Elena United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Great day in Tokyo with Yumi ”

Wonderful guide, was very attentive to our needs

Yumi:

Hi, Elena, thank you for your review. I hope you enjoyed the tour yesterday. I enjoy talking with you and sharing wonderful time with you all. Please try other Japanese noodles such as Ramen and Soba. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your staying in Tokyo, Mt.Fuji and find comics in English. Thank you again. Yumi

Navaz Navaz United Kingdom ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Excellent! ”

Yumi took me to Tsukiji Fish Market as requested and it was amazing. Her knowledge of Japanese home life was really interesting and I gained a rare and unique insight into Japanese culture through her too. We discussed Japanese foods too. She was extremely caring and attentive and ensured that all my needs were met. Thank you!

Yumi:

Hi, Navaz san, Thank you for taking your time to write the nice review. We were happy to go to Tsukiji Fish Market earlier than expected on fine day and I'm glad you enjoyed the tour because you might be tired after the long flight. I also had memorable time with you by talking about culture, food, health and so on. The tour with you was great fun for me.Did you enjoy the other day and the rest of your days ? I'm looking forward to seeing you again someday. I will make effort to take good selfies ! I really appreciate a wonderful review. Yumi

Susan Susan United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Wonderful experience with Yumi ”

From the moment we met Yumi for our Shinjuku tour, we liked her right away. We found her to be warm, friendly and genuine. She is very approachable and very helpful. You can feel that she likes what she's doing. Without her, we would have been lost in Shinjuku. She even went out of her way to find us a ramen place close to our hotel which turned out to be delicious! Without hesitation, I can recommend Yumi to anyone needing a guide in Tokyo. She's awesome.

Yumi:

Suzan san, Thank you so much for your excellent review. I' m really glad to know that you were satisfied with the ramen shop. Shinjuku is one of the busiest and most complicated town in Tokyo, which is supposed to be condensed town in Tokyo. All of you are very friendly and nice people, so I also enjoyed our tour. I wish enjoy the rest of your staying in Japan and have a lots of memorable and wonderful memories. Many thanks. Yumi

stanley Stanley United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Tokyo highlights ”

Yumi is very knowledgeable and provided great insight in her tour

Yumi:

Stanley san, Thank you for the review. I wish your first visit to Japan would be wonderful and memorable and you found many things in Japan and more and more interests in Japan. This summer is very hot, so please come again in other seasons, such as cherry blossom season in spring, or coloring leaves season in autumn. Please come back again with your grandchildren. Thank you again and take care of yourselves.

Nyka Nyka Australia ( Family )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Shinjuku and Harajuku half day tour ”

Yumi was so patient with us on the first day of our arrival to Tokyo from Australia. We are a family of 4 with two young kids. We didn’t get much sleep on the plane so the kids were so tired and hungry but Yumi accommodated our needs. We learnt so much and Yumi’s guide on Tokyo subway system and JR made it easy for us to navigate the Tokyo train system. What a great introduction to Tokyo. Thank you very much Yumi. Nyka and family.

Yumi:

Nyka san, Thank you so much for your review. Our tour day is the first day of your arrival, but you encouraged them to walk around and I enjoyed talking with you and your family. I’m afraid that you are not satisfied with the tour, shopping and so on, however, it is the most important that all your family will be good health and condition during staying in Tokyo and other places in Japan. I’m happy to hear that my information helps your staying in Tokyo. I wish you and your family would enjoy the rest of the days staying in Japan and have a wonderful and amazing memories. I’m looking forward to seeing again in the future.

June June United Kingdom ( Solo )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Shinjuku & understanding Tokyo transport ”

I had a great time with Yumi who took me to Shinjuku Station and showed me how to work out the right tickets to buy and how to use the machines. We strolled around the area and saw how the Kabukicho and Golden Gal areas look in daylight- far less scary than you might think, a good chance to tailor tours to what you want then went to visit some places I had specifically asked about. Yumi adjusted her pace to suit my somewhat jet lagged state. It’s really helpful to get a feel for the area and station with someone as knowledgeable as Yumi. I now feel much more confident about exploring this area on my own.

Yumi:

June san, thank you for your quick and nice review. Tokyo, especially Shinjuku is really complicated town, but Shinjuku is main town of Tokyo. I hope the information you have gotten today will help your trip for the rest of your staying Tokyo and next visit to Tokyo, Japan. I had very happy time and talk with you. I wish you would enjoy staying Japan and have a wonderful time. Thank you again, ARIGATO GOZAIMASHITA! and we usually say OTSUKARESAMADESHITA at the end of the tour. Yumi

Pinkie Pinkie United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 years ago

“ A fantastic tour guide! ”

Yumi was an amazing tour guide. She was friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and great with our kids on our tour in Tokyo. We were a family of 8 people that included twin 6-year-olds and a 12-year-old. We never felt lost or rushed. We got to see all the important places we wanted to visit and was given great directions to other places we were interested in seeing. Next time we visit Japan we will look forward to booking Yumi for at least 2 days or more, she was a terrific tour guide. We recommend her tour guide services to everyone as she had merged right into our family with ease.

Yumi:

Dear Pinkie san, Thank you so so so much for your exciting and excellent review. I also had a very good time with you and your family. That day was so hot, but your kids are really well behaved in spite of hard schedule. For sure your trip will become a valuable and memorable experience for them. I wish you would make a wonderful collage of pictures of your visit to Tokyo and I’m looking forward to seeing you. I am looking forward to meeting your happy family again on your next visit! Thank you very much again.

ROMINA ROMINA United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 years ago

“ Sightseeing in Nihonbashi ”

Yumi was an excellent tour guide. She took us to places we would have never known about and taught us a lot about her culture. She took us to various places where we were able to taste samples of Japanese food (seaweed, dashi, pickled pumpkin, etc), she took us to a shrine and taught us the ceremony. She also took us to the Washi paper making work shop where we could make our own paper (and speak to a robot); and later she took us to Shinjuku so we could visit the samurai museum and eat next to Godzilla. She was knowledgeable, sweet natured, and communicated with us easily. She was also very accomadating

Yumi:

Hi Romina, Thank you very much for your wonderful review! I also enjoyed walking around with you and your family and I’m so glad to hear that you are satisfied with my special plan for you, Alex, Patricia and your daughters who are so smart and patient good girls. I'm sure that you all have experienced something new and different in Nihonbashi, which become valuable memories for you all. I wish you would enjoy the rest of your days in Kyoto and I'm sure that you will see more attractive and beautiful aspects of Japan and have lots of fun by eating Japanese food. Arigatou!!

Suzanne Suzanne Australia
Excellent
3 years ago

“ Shinjuku and surrounds ”

Yumi was fabulous she answered all our questions with great authority , with humour and sincerity - my travelling companion and I thoroughly recommend yumi if you are looking for a private guide nothing was too much trouble for her even when we often took her off 'track' both in our sightseeing and our questions. - Yumi also brought along brochures for us which were very helpful in our days ahead in toyko- thanks to Yumi our visit to the wonderful Tokyo was made even better than we could have expected - thank you Yumi

Yumi:

Suzanne san, thank you so much nice message. You and your friend are so active and energetic, and gave me great power, therfore I also really enjoy the tour. In addition, you brought lucky happening here and there. I wish you had many amazing and unfogettable experiences in Japan. Thank you again Suzanne san.

lalitha Lalitha India ( Couple )
Excellent
3 years ago

“ lovely and friendly person ”

she was a little hesitant to do the tour as she was not familiar with the akihibara area but she covered all that i wanted to see and experience and much more than that she was very well prepared when went out off way to help us .

Yumi:

Hi, Lalitha san, I'm really happy to hear from you and many thanks for your comment. I could enjoy Akihabara tour thanks to your request. How was Osaka and Kyoto ? I think you had very good time and lots of wonderful memories in Japan. I'm interested in Indian food you told me, and now I'm looking for Indian cooking lesson. Cultural exchange is also great fun for me. Thank you again.

Lynn Lynn United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 years ago

“ Highly recommend ”

Yumi was an excellent tour guide for our family. Despite the rain she kept a cheerful and eager disposition. She was interested in finding out what my kids liked and provided additional advice on where to go.

Yumi:

Lynn san, thank you for your comment. Unfortunately, it was rainy, cold and windy on that day. In spite of changing the plan, you all agreed with me. I'm really happy that you and your kids had a good time at the museum. I wish you all would enjoy staying in Tokyo and visit again near future.

James James Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 years ago

“ Meiji Temple and Imperial Palace grounds a great visit ”

Yumi met us at our hotel and took us via the underground railway to the Meiji temple and Imperial Palace grounds. My wife has dementia and Yumi was helpful, clear, calm and excellent informed company. Her English is good and she answered all our questions. She is great at her job and a nice lady

Yumi:

James san, Thank you for your great review, I really appreciate it and I enjoyed the tour with you and Cherry san very much. You are so sophisticated and intellectual inquisitive, so I could learn many things from talking with you. Cherry san is a very good walker too and her smile is unforgettable for me. There are many wonderful and beautiful places around Japan. I wish you and your family would come again to Japan near future by your quick decision like this time !! In addition, I really wish your daughter, a great athletic dentist, would run at next year Tokyo marathon and you and I will cheer for her along the route side. Thank you again,

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