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Yuji

Licensed Guide
(36) Reviews
$ 46 Hourly rate
Reviews ( 36 )
Blanca Blanca United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ A hike to remember ”

Yuji was awesome! He spoke great English and though their were eight of us he was very patient. He guided us up Mt. Fuji. In our group we had a couple that were having a hard time with the hike/ climb but he remained patient with us all. He also gave pointers for those struggling on how to breathe and properly utilize the oxygen and walking sticks. He also gave us heads up on upcoming changes in the terrain. As we descended through the typhoon he continued to motivate everyone until we made it safely back to the 5th station where we began. Thanks again for a great experience!

Yuji:

Dear Blanca Thank for the review. It is just like yesterday. I still have vivid memories. It was unfortunate for us with the stormy weather on day 2. I just wished we could make it to the top, though. It must have been the once in the lifetime event. Thank you again for having booked with me. Yuji

Kirstin Kirstin United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Great Tour of Mt. Fuji & Aokigahara Forest ”

From the very beginning of the booking process, Yuji has been amazing. Beyond quick to respond to any questions/concerns I may have, he was always available to give feedback. As we got closer to the tour date, we knew weather might be a problem given it's rainy season in Japan but he was flexible in just seeing how the weather was morning of in case we needed to make alternative plans. With our luck, the weather cooperated with us and was sunny throughout and we were able to get a great view of Mt. Fuji as we drove up to the 5th Station. Yuji was very patient answering all of our questions and taking all the various group photos we wanted. He had great English and we felt we learned a lot from spending the day with him, not only about the places we saw but about some parts of the Japa... read more

Yuji:

Dear Kirstin, Thank you again for having booked with me and I actually am glad we were blessed with the weather. It was good you were able to see Mt. Fuji, closer view from 5th station. We were able to cover very essences of the area from both cultural and natural sides. There are so much to see in the area. We could not go to two more lakes and I would add that they are beautiful as well. You may have added Mt. Fuji climbing for your future list and you can well prepare for that. When you can make it to the top. your heart will be filled with joy, excitement, and satisfaction. Nature is often severe but when you overcome, you feel super great. I hope you enjoy the rest days in Japan. Just one day but it was a great day for me especially when you mention you have learned a lot. Say hello... read more

Margit Margit United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Rainy Day in Mt Fuji area ”

We had a lovely day with Yuji. It is the rainy season and we had some rain but we only opened our umbrellas once so we actually were lucky. Yuji took us around all 5 lakes at the base of Mt Fuji and to a beautiful shrine. He was very knowledgeable about the area. Lunch was amazing at a very traditional Japanese restaurant. I think we were the only foreigners there. Great experience. I would definitely recommend Yuji.

Yuji:

Dear Margit,, It was not a perfect day to enjoy the area. However, I am glad that you had some fun even in the rain. I have changed all plans due to the weather with your agreement but that could have been the best I could do to make your day valuable. I just hope you felt Mt. Fuji so close, though you were not able to see it directly. Please enjoy the rest of stay in Japan. You will definitely see more wonders of this country for days to come. Yuji

Meredith Meredith United States ( Friends )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Fantastic Guide for Mt. Fuji ”

We spent a half day with Yuji in the Mt Fuji area. He was a fantastic guide that provided just the right about of history at each of our stops. Yuji customized an itinerary that was perfect for our interests and helped us explore all of the highlights of Mt. Fuji. He was kind, gracious, interesting and a delight to tour with. I would highly recommend him for a custom tour of Mt. Fuji. He even made recommendations for us on subsequent days touring in Japan. At every opportunity he went above and beyond!

Yuji:

Dear Meredith, Thank you for having taken time to write a review. It is always the pleasure to me. A bit unfortunate weather but I know you enjoyed the area. It was also nice to have met you in the forest on the following day. You must have visited Wind Cave before we met. Hope you had refund on the trains you did not take. Thank you again for having booked with me and I would like to see you again. Until then, take care. Yuji

RHODORA RHODORA Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Mr. Yuji highly recommendable ”

Mr.Yuji was a very informative tour guide to our family. We chased Mt.Fuji and we did it! He drove us around Kawaguchiko. With him we experienced the horse meat sashimi, authentic hoto noodles, the song of mt.fuji at 60kph, mt.fuji from oshino park, wind cave & learned about the suicide forest. He's very knowlegeable and on time.

Yuji:

Dear Rhodora Thank you for your review. Just like yesterday, I remember the tour with your family. How is your family? The weather was not so good but we made it and we were able to see Mt. Fuji finally. It could have been much better, though, if we could have been able to see the whole. But I am sure you enjoyed whole Mt. Fuji on the following day. See other time hopefully at your beach in Philippines. Uuji

christy Christy United States ( Solo )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Tokyo in the fast lane ”

If your looking to see the most for your money and have a guide that is informative.. Yuji is your guy. I landed in Tokyo and met Yuji at the meeting spot at my hotel at the scheduled time. I didn’t have to find him, he found me. His character is sweet, funny, kind and very well versed in his culture. I was so amazed at what he showed me and taught me in the time I booked him for which was 10 hours. He moves at your speed and makes it all about you. His English is fantastic and there were no communication barriers at all. Yuji is Amazing and I walked away with a new friend in the world. Thank you Yuji from the bottom of my heart! I would do this tour all over again with him. He really made this trip something very special for me. So if you plan a tour I strongly suggest you select him.. ... read more

Yuji:

Dear Christy Thank you for your great review. I feel you just like yesterday. It was so nice for me, too, having met you. Due to time limitation, we could not do all but it was fun for me, too. I thank you again for having booked with me and I feel so happy. Thank you again, Christy. Yuji

Zoom Zoom Viet Nam ( Family with kids )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Excellent experience and being in very good hands ”

Yuji was very friendly, helpful and communicative even before we met. I had somewhat vague idea of how our trip should work out and Yuji provided much more details, did so much of preparation, including public transportation schedules, activitity passes,... Yuji was also flexible and attentive to our needs, especially when we have 2 little kids going with us. We thus highly recommend Yuji!

Yuji:

Dear Zoom Thank you for your taking time to review the tour. I was so worried about the weather but we were O.K. and we were lucky. Kids did it well during the tour. Hakone area with public transportation, especially with kids, is sometimes difficult to go along but it went well. I hope you will continue good days here in Japan. I would like to be of any further help to you when you would think you would need my assistance. Thank you again for your booking and review. Yuji

RADHA RADHA India ( Solo )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ An excellent guide and a very helpful person ”

We engaged Yuji for two visits one for two days with four friends and the other for my wife. On our visit the clouds had restricted the views of Fuji San but Yuji found spots on the lakes from where we could do good photography. The next day was totally cloudy wet and cold yet Yuji found places such as Oshiano to make memorable visits. He has good knowledge of interesting restaurants specialising in local cuisine During my wife’s visit the gorgeous weather enabled several spots for “Kodak moments” Yuji also volunteered to pick up my wife from Mishima and drop her to Shizuoka Sohe went above and beyond guiding services Yuji is now a dear friend who made our trips to Fuji truly memorable

Yuji:

Dear Ramesh and Radha, Thank you for days with 5 people and Radha. Radha san was blessed with beautiful weather and I am glad. Radha san mentioned the main purpose was her pilgrimage to Mt. Fuji and I guess she fulfilled it. Days with all of you are so much memorable for me, too. I eventually covered wide area and I believe that must have eased her trip to Mt. Fuji area. I hope all of you will keep on enjoying the rest of days in Japan and I look forward to seeing you again some day, either in this country or your country. Until then. Let us keep our healthy conditions. Yuji

Allan Allan United Kingdom ( Family )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Completed our itinerary in full and got us back to our ship in good time ”

Yuji took the 4 of us up to 5th station Mt Fuji in his car. We had coffee at the top before descending to the Heritage Cente where we also visited the Shinto shrine. The drive back took us through the hills and not on Expressway. An excellent day out with Yuji easy to understand and very flexible with our itinerary.

Yuji:

Dear Allan, thank you for taking time to write a review. It was not a perfect day for 5th station of Fujinomiya Trail but it was really worthwhile for you to leave your steps. I am so glad we made it back on time and you enjoyed the tour. I hope you continue enjoying your tour and hope to see some other time. Thank you again. Yuji

Jeremy Jeremy United States ( Friends )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ 2 full days in Tokyo ”

Yuji was great for our 2 days in Tokyo. He was always prompt, attentive and courteous to all of us (group of 5 adults) and made any adjustments to our itinerary we requested. Communication was excellent. He is very knowledgeable and made sure we were well informed. Highly recommended.

Yuji:

Dear Jeremy, Thank you for taking time to review my tour and myself. It was good two days and I think I enjoyed guiding your group. Some of things I feel I should have been more careful. Your days continue and hope you will have more fun and enjoy every part of our country. Take care until we meet some other day in the future. Yuji

DeAnna DeAnna United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Journey of a lifetime ”

My son could not have had a better guide or person take him to the top of Mt. Fuji! He watched over his safety and made the entire experience one he will never forget! He stayed in contact with us from the time he was booked and kept us informed on conditions and everything that was needed! We will recommend him to anyone coming to Japan!

Yuji:

Dear DeAnna Thank you for your quick review. I have had so many concerns in light of weather and the forecast turned true. Unfortunate about the weather and views but I have understood John would appreciate just reaching to the top. Good job for John as we were even able to make a round at the top. He stood at the highest point of Japan. It was a memorable experience for me, too. We also had good conversations even when we were out of breath. Thank you. Yuji

Laura Laura United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Perfect English speaking guide! ”

We were looking for a guide who spoke excellent English and could lead us on both a day hike on Mt. Fuji as well as tour other sights. He was willing and able to do either or both and customize it to be exactly what we wanted. He did a wonderful job at telling us in depth about the sights as well as giving us a better understanding of the culture and location. We had just arrived in Japan and he was an excellent introduction to the country. He was also very helpful with helping us figure out how to book a ticket we needed for the next day. He is a very nice, kind, interesting and knowledgeable man who we would highly recommend as a guide.

Yuji:

Dear Laura, Thank you for taking time to review the tour. And thank you for the nice review. It was a rainy day and unfortunate but we had some lucks, too, by having been able to see the face of Mt. Fuji. As you just arrived, I could have given more introductions but too much is sometimes not good. I just hope you will spend good days in Japan to enjoy to your hearts' content. Please enjoy whatever you feel you would like to enjoy. I made it to the top of Mt. Fuji regardless of the rain. Thank you again. Yuji

Yen Yen Singapore
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Excellent guide ”

Yuji was very meticulous and helpful. He gave us a lot of sound advice during the trip. We enjoyed his tour very much. Would definitely look for him again if we need a guide next time.

Yuji:

Dear Yen, Thank you again for having booked with me. I have revised some itinerary as I thought you could enjoy some well-known sightseeing spots. There are more to see but you can save them for your next visits in the future. If the weather is fine, Mt. Fuji area offers variety of Mt Fuji faces from different angles and Mt. Fuji shows different faces season by season. You may try Yoshida trail next time for your Mt. Fuji climbing. Please enjoy further for the rest of days in Japan. Take care. Yuji

Nalneesh Nalneesh United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Very caring aervic ”

Yuji helped me customize my itinerary. He was on time and provIded good information along the way. He was informative, caring and respected my requests. We went to a great place for lunch and then at the end of the day as arranged, he dropped me off at the Mishima train station. Like a caring family member, he came inside the train station to make sure I was all setup for my train departure. Highly reliable and recommended.

Yuji:

Dear Nalneesh Thank you for your taking time to write a review. I am more than happy to have received a good review. We were so blessed with a good weather and that was really great. We also had good insightful conversations. I know you are busy but I will be more than glad if I can be with you again in the near future. Yuji

Thirumalai Thirumalai United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Hakone day trip ”

We had 1 full day in Hakone and Yuji planned a great day trip. He shared lot of historical information which made the places more interesting. He is a great guy to have conversation on different topics. When he found out we had more time than originally planned, he was flexible and took us to few more places.

Yuji:

Dear Suresh, Thank you for your taking time to review the tour. Two weeks passed but I remember all scenes with your family just like yesterday. I enjoyed the tour with your family as well. I believe you had good memories in other parts of Japan and in Indonesia. One thing I still think about is that I did not have much time at the ending of the tour at the station. Thank you again for booking with me and hope to see your family some other time. Yuji

Premila Premila United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Trip to Tokyo and Hakone ”

We had a four day tour with Mr Yuji. We were a group of four. Yuji is an excellent guide and a genuine human being. He showed us Several places in Tokyo and had two day trip to Hakone. Inspite of scorching heat he made sure our trip was extremely efficient and comfortable at the same time. I would highly recommend him without any reservations. Thanks Yuji for your help!!

Yuji:

Dear Premila When you booked with me, I thought I have more days to prepare but it is over now. I miss you all. Definitely good 4 days. Thank you again and I hope you enjoy the rest of days in Japan. Yuji

Maribeth Maribeth United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Vails in Hakone ”

Yuji was very easy to get along with. He was very knowledgeable about the area. My daughter was not feeling well and Yuji slowed the tour down kept us in the shade and got us to a restaurant that had food she would like!! We also wanted to see the open air museum and Yuji made time for it. We were leaving that day and Yuji made sure we got to the train and knew where we were going from there. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to tour this are of Japan!!

Yuji:

Dear Maribeth, Thank you for taking time to review the tour. It was a hot day and I felt that walking in the sun too long was a bit dangerous. I was not completely successful in walking in the shade all the way. I am glad that your family liked the restaurant and I thought lunch time must have given you some relaxation in breeze and in the shade. We were unfortunate as to views of Mt. Fuji to my regret. My original plan did not include Open Air Museum but I am glad to have asked you if you would like to go since it is one of the top 15 "must go" tourists' destinations. I would be happy to guide you again when you would think of coming back to Japan and think of visiting Mt. Fuji area. Take best care of yourself. Yuji

Kimberly Kimberly United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Amazing Mt. Fuji and Hakone trip with Yuji ”

From my initial inquiry, I knew that working with Yuji would be a great experience. He was quick and thoughtful in his responses and helped me consider and decide upon a 2 day visit to the Lake Kawaguchiko and Hakone areas. Upon meeting at our hotel, Yuji jumped right in and helped me find my laptop left on a bus and had it sent to my next stop. Whew ! Our itinerary was well thought out and Yuji provided historical and background information about our sites. He is also a licensed Mt. Fuji guide so he was able to give us tidbits about Mt. Fuji that were very interesting. He took us to a local Houtou noodle restaurant on our first day which was really enjoyable. His english is great and he knows alot of American slang as well is very knowledgeable about just about everything which allowed us... read more

Yuji:

Dear Kimberly, So you seem to have retrieved your laptop which is my great relief and I believe you are enjoying other parts of Japan, in more historical or cultural areas. Thank you again for having booked with me and it was very good two days to have spent with you and with your family. I now feel so close to you as if I know what your daily conversations are like. Thank you also for a great review and I just feel rewarded. Besides guiding, I may also like to help in and solve the situation just like I did what I could do where the help is needed. Your mentioning about Mt. Fuji guide is also appreciated. Looking back, the weather was not necessarily perfect fit but overall, it was not too bad and you were able to see great Mt. Fuji. Your hotel was also good for Mt. Fuji viewing. I hope... read more

Adnan Adnan Pakistan ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Made our trip even more memorable ”

Mr Yuji gave us an exceptional tour of Mr Fuji and it’s surrounding areas.

Yuji:

Dear Adnan, Thank you for taking time to review the tour. We were blessed with good weather in the afternoon and I feel so relieved you were able to see Mt. Fuji. I felt so close to your family and I will not forget the day I had a tour with your family. I hope you will have more during your rest of stay in Japan. Thank you again and see you some other time. Yuji

Colin Colin Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Excellent tour of Mt Fuji area ”

We booked a two day tour with Yuji of the Mt Fuji area, starting in Kawaguchigo and ending in Hakone to catch the Romance train back to Tokyo. We had asked Yuji to keep the planning fairly flexible as the activities we might want to do (being a photography enthusiast) would vary according to the weather, whether Mt Fuji was visible, the forecast for the next day adn whether the cherry blossoms were early or late. As it turned out the weather was fantastic for our visit and so we spent much of the time finding viewpoints of Mt fuji along the lakes, especially where there were later flowering cherry varieties (since the main flowering was unfortunately very early this year and basically finished for our arrival). But Yuji still included all the standard things like temples, Fifth Station,... read more

Yuji:

Dear Colin, Thank you for your time to review the tour of two days. I still remember two days just like yesterday. We were blessed with fine weather and it was really good. I believe you have sorted out all photos taken during two days, embracing good two days in Mt. Fuji and Hakone area. I think you must have taken lots of good photos. Flexible schedule is sometimes difficult but it turned out all right. But looking for photo spots on the way with you two was, honest to say, fun, making me awake and aware to new ways to look at ordinary things to my eyes. I would definitely would like to guide you when you feel more inclined to take more photos not only in Mt. Fuji/Hakone but also other areas. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Thank you again, Colin. Regards Yuji

Martin Martin United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Great visit with Yuji ”

With less than 24 hours notice, Yuji was able to put together a great Tokyo city tour that hit the highlights we wanted to see plus some other things we would not have thought of. Recommended!

Yuji:

Dear Martin, Thank you for your taking time to review the tour. It was a short notice but I am glad you feel satisfied with essence tour of Tokyo. Many other things to see in Tokyo, which I hope you can explore. You have just started the tour in Japan and I know you will enjoy every moment of your stay in this country. Have fun and look forward to seeing you again in the future. regards Yuji

Evaline Evaline United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Wonderful Trip in Yamanashi ”

We just finished a two day trip in Yamanashi with Yuji and we had so much fun! Yuji is the coolest tour guide, he is very knowledgeable and friendly and we can’t imagine taking our tour with anyone else! From the beginning to the end, Yuji accommodated all of our needs and took very good care of us, he answered all of our questions and even told us about things we would never have thought to ask. We were able to fit a lot of activities into two days thanks to Yuji’s expert planning and some of our highlights included visiting Mt. Fuji at Fifth Station and going to a cave and seeing a pagoda and doing some shopping! We came away from our tour with truly wonderful memories that we will cherish forever! We highly recommend Yuji, he is a wonderful tour guide!

Yuji:

Dear Evaline, Thank you for your quick review. I am so glad that you were blessed with the weather. I myself enjoyed the tour with you. I hope you enjoy the rest of stay in Japan and find more to shop. I would like to see you in your next trip to Japan or when you decide to climb Mt. Fuji. Yuji

Jamie Jamie United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ My Fuji sightseeing tour ”

We had a wonderful experience with Yuji-San Blessed with a perfect day we were able to enjoy the entire day viewing the majestic Mt Fuji from early morning to evening. Anyone looking for a knowledgeable guide of Mt Fuji and surrounding area Yuji is your guy.

Yuji:

Dear Jamie, Thank you for your quick review of the tour. It sure was a perfect day especially when we compare the weather on the following day. Mt. Fuji smiled on you all day. One of the best days in a year. It was a short notice tour without enough time to discuss but perfect weather you brought helped us and I am so glad you liked the day. I guess you enjoyed time at the Outlet and made it back to your temporary place in Japan. Have a safe flight back and hope I can be guiding you when you ride in tandem on a rented Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Yuji

Yew Leong Yew Singapore ( Family with kids )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ A day trip to Mount Fuji. ”

Being a person who views flexibility as one of the top criteria during a holiday trip therefore engaging a private guide is the best option for me however it alway a hit or miss issue. As for my experience with Yuji San; it was definitely a hit! Not only did he took good care of my family needs, he even try to fulfil our expectations of this trip example having last minute change in itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances / solving my transportation issue (am traveling with old and young family members) . Giving us various option with details so as to let us to make an informed decision. He is knowledgeable in his field; he will make sure he tell us all the details of the place we went to. Friendly and warm personality of his make this trip comfortable. Definitely will rec... read more

Yuji:

Dear See, Thank you for taking your time to review. It was one of unfortunate days for viewing Mt. Fuji and it was just 3rd day after Shibazakura started and it was too early. Going up to 5th station of Mt. Fuji was good for your family to experience extraordinary world and play a bit with snow left. Travelling around with a family is always challenging but I think I was able to offer the best option you could take. I just hope that you come and visit this area again and you will be blessed with breathtaking views. Thank you again for having booked with me. Yuji

Susan Susan Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Fabulous day with great guide! ”

We had a wonderful day with Yuji touring the Mt Fuji area. He is an excellent guide - very knowledgeable, funny, friendly - and was great with our kids. He customised the day perfectly to meet our needs and interests. My Fuji and surrounds are spectacular, not to be missed. We highly recommend Yuji!!

Yuji:

Dear Susan, Thank you for your taking to review the tour. I appreciate your great review. I enjoyed guiding your lovely family and enjoyed conversations. It turns out to be a bit short one but we covered essences of the area. It was really fortunate for you having able to see Mt. Fuji in the morning. Nice decision from you. I just hope that, next time if you should come to Japan, you would spend a bit more time by staying in the area. Your days in Japan have just started and please enjoy every part of your stay. Yuji

Dang Dang United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ An excellent day tour of Mt Fuji & 5 Lakes (Fujigoko) with Yuji ”

---Review of the Customized tour in Mt. Fuji /Fuji Goko (Fuji 5 Lakes) Area including Lake Kawaguchiko--- Our party of 4 booked Yuji for this day tour on April 9, 2018. Yuji was very responsive from the very beginning when we first discussed our desired itinerary, advised us on the the JR Pass details, and even made a reservation on the Mishima - Kawaguchiko bus on our behalf. We crammed a lot into this 11-hour tour. Yuji arrived at our hotel punctually at 7:30 am and had arranged for very smooth transport logistics. On the tour, Yuji was very friendly, pleasant and knowledgeable on Japan's history, geography and details of the different places we visited. For lunch, at our request, Yuji took us to a very nice restaurant well-known for its HouTou noodle (a Mt Fuji specialty not avai... read more

Yuji:

Dear Dang, Thank you for your great review. It is really just like yesterday though about 10 days past. You came right time for cherry blossoms and you were so lucky. Most of them are gone now. I enjoyed every moment of the tour and I am really feeling rewarded. Mt. Fuji area is very much affected by the weather but you were blessed with good weather. It was a long day but I believe all of your group enjoyed the tour. I have really felt all of you have long been friends at the end of the tour, especially after having ended the following tour you booked with me separately for Hakone. I just hope to see you some other time, too, when you travel to this country. Until then, thank you. Yuji

Amaya Amaya United Kingdom ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Hakone day trip ”

We had a wonderful day with Yuji. We started by going to see Mount Fuji. (we were extremely lucky - since it disappeared 30 minutes after we got to see it) and then we navigated across Hakone . We ended up our day in the Open Air Museum which was perfect. Yuji is very knowledgeable and was very attentive to us and our teenagers daughters. We had a good mixed of history and Japanese culture instruction. Definitely recommend him if you are in Hakone. We could not have covered so much in one day. Thanks a lot Yuji

Yuji:

Dear Amaya Thank you for your review. And thank you again for having booked with me. I felt a bit worried about being overcrowded because of Sunday but it was o.k. We had good luck having been able to see Mt.Fuji first. And I am glad having done so. l was amazed at your family's language skills and lovely two daughters just reminded me of mine. If you should come to Japan again, you can try Mr. Fuji area with my guide. Lots to see. Looking forward to seeing you and your family again. Regards Yuji

Larissa Larissa United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Fuji Area Experience ”

Yuji was a wonderful guide from the beginning. He is great communicating through email and understanding what you would like to do and see. We had a wonderful time exploring the Fuji area with him. We even went to the sea of trees which I recommend and he took us to the most amazing lunch location for a local type of noodle dish. If you can book an excursion with Yuji I recommend you do.

Yuji:

Dear Larissa, I remember good times with you just like yesterday. I enjoyed every moment being and guiding you. I have just felt we have long known to each other. The more I guide, the more I find great about Mt. Fuji area. Nature and culture are well mixed, attracting tourists including you and Aaron. Houtou local noodle is great dish, making guests full stomach, sweating, giving energies to go further. Take great care about yourself and say hello to big beard Aaron. Yuji

Sharon Sharon United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ fantastic guide ”

Yuji is a great tour guide. He was very knowledgeable about the geology of Mt Fuji and could explain how the local area formed. He worked with us around our schedule as we had our children with us. He took us to Churieta, Sea of Trees (aokigahara), saiko bat cave, wind cave, and showed us plenty of views of Fuji. He picked us up from the bus station and brought us back there, making sure we caught our bus back to Tokyo. The saiko bat cave is a “must see” and we’re so happy we had a guide to follow as we may have turned back if we were on our own. The low ceiling height would have intimidated us but we knew we were in good hands with Yuji. Highly recommend his tour.

Yuji:

Dear Sharon, Thank you for your prompt review and I am really glad you liked the tour and appreciate your great review. It was a beautiful day and you believe it or not, we have had cloudy days since then. Mt. Fuji was not shy, hiding and welcomed your family. Such a nice family and I enjoyed lots of conversations with James, too. There were challenging moments but I thought we could make it. Going through these, your children will remember those challenges, too. I just somehow feel I spent more days with your family in Japan. Please come back again in the area or Yamanashi in your future travel back to Japan. Thank you again, Sharon, for booking with me. Yuji

Lena Lena Israel ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Amazing tour in Hakone Area ”

I arrived very tired (since I couldn`t sleep the night before) to my hotel in Hakone where Mr. Yuji the wonderful guide met me right on time. Mr. Yuji is a wonderful guide, very attentive, considerate and so professional! He told me a lot of interesting things about the area, Japanese history, customs and so much more. I especially enjoyed his explanation about Sakura blossom and it`s analogy to life. I highly recommend Mr. Yuji as your guide to the area. The Hakone area is not so easy to get around by yourself, with all the buses, gondolas and trains, but with a guide like Mr. Yuji, you are in wonderful hands! Thank you Yuji for a wonderful time!

Yuji:

Dear Lena, Thank you for your quick review and thank you again for booking with me. You were tired but I am glad you enjoyed the Hakone customized tour. It was really fun talking to you as if I could continue speaking all day. I hope my guide today will make some bases for you to understand this country more. I also hope you will have good rest and have good foods to refresh yourself to prepare for more days to come in a different country. Thank you for letting me know your country and I learned a lot, too. Have a great time in Japan for more days to come. Yuji

Leah Leah Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Mt Fuji Tour ”

Yuji was wonderful form start to finish. He was quick to reply to our emails, provided us with great information and help regarding our tour. We was silly and got off the wrong bus station, caught a taxi to the correct station and was worried sick that Yuji wouldn't be there. He was a champ and was still waiting for us. He provided us exactly what we wanted in our tour, gave us plenty of time to enjoy the places take pictures and provided great information. Was a great day. Even at the very end he made sure we were on the correct bus and waved us goodbye. A lovely man highly recommend him

Yuji:

Dear Leah, Thank you for your review. It was a beautiful day and I was so glad I could guide you and Mark on such a great day. We can now laugh it away but I felt worried that you would not show up. Despite that, you covered some of the most attractive points in the area and I am glad you liked that. I think you have lots of good memorable photos taken to embrace. Again, you look so beautiful in Kimono as if you had worn it for long time, so does Mark look so strong in Samurai outfit. I had a great time too and I hope you will have another opportunity to visit Japan where you have no worries over big time difference and enjoy more. Until then. Take care. Yuji

Vanessa & Richard Vanessa Hong Kong ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Day trip to Mt Fuji area ”

We are a family of 3, we booked a day trip to Mt Fuji area on New Year’s Day. The trip turned out to be quite enjoyable and educational. Thanks to Yuji our guide! Yuji is a warm and personable guy. Yuji is very knowledgeable about the history and culture of Japan. He made so interesting that one day trip was not enough to explore, we will definitely be back for a longer stay and look for Yuji. We highly recommend Yuji as a personal guide.

Yuji:

Dear Vanessa, Thank you for your great review and I really feel great. I felt so close to your family during the one day tour. It was New Year's Day when restaurant was overcrowded. The road to 5th Station of Mt. Fuji was blocked. I had felt sorry for these points. But your review and my sweet memories with your family make me feel happy. I hope your family comes back again and I will be more than happy to guide you again. I can even guide to the top of Mt. Fuji if your family so wish. Please say my best regards to Richard and Junior, too. Thank you again for booking with me and taking time to review the tour. Yuji

Sri Zulaikha Sri Singapore ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Unforgettable Wintery Day Trip to Mt Fuji area ”

Yuji was truly friendly, professional and informative about the places we wanted to visit. I am grateful that he gave us advice and tips based on my interest of places to go and my proposed itinerary. He catered to our means and even more. Yuji even continued to stay with us till we leave from the station safely. I think foreign visitors will appreciate this gesture. We, including my brother and mum, had a fun, wonderful and adventurous time with him. Bonus, as Yuki pointed out, we were blessed that we had clear views of Mt Fuji that day! Truly awesome. Would recommend Yuji to anyone. Thank you for checking out the halal place for a quick lunch & sharing your knowledge with us, Yuji! I hope to be back soon.

Yuji:

Dear Sri, and now I can call you Zu as well,,,, I am really happy to have received good review from you. I am more than glad that your family had fun, wonderful time with me and with my guide. It was a great day with Mt. Fuji with fresh snow and Mt. Fuji was always with you. I am perfectly all right to do whatever I feel to make you comfortable, and being with you until you get on the bus is one of such. I would like to see you and your family in the future as well when you are blessed with another opportunity to visit my county. Until then, take care and have fun more in Japan. Yuji

Nur Alyssa Alynna Nur Singapore ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Sea of Trees (Aokigahara Forest) ”

Yuji was very prompt in responding to our queries/tour requests, and his command of English is commendable. He also provided in-depth information on how to make our way to the meet up location, and even gave us alternative routes should we choose to utilise our Japan Rail Pass instead. I found it really sweet of him to already be waiting for us right where we alighted from the Expressway Bus, and didn't leave until we got onto the bus again to head back to Tokyo after the tour. He went the extra mile in helping us find a suitable restaurant that is in accordance with our dietary requirements. We really enjoyed our tour with Yuji, as he is very accommodating in customising our tour to our liking and preferences even though we booked him at the last minute. We would certainly recommend him t... read more

Yuji:

Dear Nur, Thank your comments which I cannot thank you enough. It was pleasure for me to have guided you and your partner. It was also great to have touched on your dietary requirement and I am relieved I have found one in the area. Sea of Trees is my kind of special area as I love nature. In the future when you have time to come back to Japan with your desire to hike up to Mt. Fuji or any mountains to have a great view, I will be more than honored to guide you. I just hope that you will be blessed with beautiful days for the rest of your stay in Kyoto and Osaka, and you will safely be returning to your homeland, cherishing lots of sweet memories, which may include some pleasant time with me. Thank you again for booking with me. I really feel good. Yuji

Jonea Jonea United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Mt Fuji Area Tour ”

Our family had an amazing time exploring the Mt. Fuji area with Yuji. We had an authentic experience, visiting local places with amazing views of Mt. Fuji and great food along the way. It was so helpful to have Yuji with us, as he was able to let us know about local customs and help us translate throughout the day. We would highly recommend Yuji to others looking to explore the Mt. Fuji area.

Yuji:

Dear Jonea, I am happy to have received your review. I tried to accommodate your requests as much as possible while I tried to make your day efficient and fruitful. One thing I am sorry is that you had to cancel night views of maple leaves and local special Houtou Noodle. As for Diamond Fuji, I really feel relieved you were able to see since I thought that was the most challenging. Please contact me when you have another occasion to visit this country and Yamanashi, Mt. Fuji Area. Thank you again, and say my best regards to your family. And hope Tom will will be get cured. Yuji

Priyaka Priyaka United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Great Mt. Fuji Tour ”

Yuji provided a thorough and well planned Mt. Fuji tour which also included the Sea of Trees forest and cave sightseeing. The whole day encompassed everything I was looking for and Yuji was well prepared and efficient. Would highly recommend him to anyone!

Yuji:

Dear Priyaka, I am glad to have received your review on the tour. I just wished we have had a beautiful day. It was really unusual weather for this time of the year. My goal as a guide to share good spots as much as possible within the limited time. From this point, I am overjoyed with your remarks. I hope that you come back to Japan in the future again and include my area as part of your travel itinerary. Thank you again. Yuji

In case of guiding, dependent on the distance from where I live, I will add transportation costs ranging 1000 yen up to max. 8000 yen (also dependent on transportation type) in the whole tour price.
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Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Mount Fuji , Hakone , Yokohama , Saitama , Nagano , Yamanashi

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