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Last updated: 8 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Hakone , Nikko

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

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Hourly rate 36 USD Price up to 4 people
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Hi! I'm Yuko, government certified tour guide.
I grew up in Shitamachi, lower town near Asakusa in Tokyo and now live close to Tokyo with my family. I have two sons and prepare meal for them everyday. I'm a good cooker. So ask me anything about Japanese food.

Before guide job, I taught Japanese for five years at the special school for young Asian students who wanted to enroll at a university in Japan. After that I taught English to Japanese junior high school students at a cram school for seven years. Those experiences made me very patient and flexible.

I like to meet new people from different cultures. In my spare time, I enjoy keeping fit by swimming in the pool and sometimes see a musical. I like the Phantom of the Opera the best. I also like to travel abroad and in Japan. Tokyo is a very exciting place with both tradirional and modern cities. Let's enjoy Japanese culture, food and lots more with me. You can count on me. If you are wondering where you are visiting in Japan, please feel free to ask me.

I am really looking forward to hearing from you!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

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

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Reviews ( 4 )

4 months ago |   by Alex

“ Amazing Tour and Experience! ”

If i could give Yuko-San More stars i would! I recently organized a private tour with Yuko-San and she was very knowledgeable and made my short visit very pleasant and provided a true authentic experience of Tokyo. Yuko-San really goes out of her way to ensure we were adequately warm (was winter and raining) and comfortable during our tour and provided in-depth information and the history in regards to the places we visited. Her Engish is perfect and had no troubles communicating. I would definitely recommend anyone visiting Tokyo to book with Yuko-San.

5 months ago |   by Delisa

“ Very Warm, Kind & Wonderful ”

From the beginning until the end of the trip, Yuko's always gave us her best and very detail in everything, it helps us to managed and get a vizualized of the trip. Her English is also very good. When we 1st saw her, it's feels like having trip with your family, so warm, kind & wonderful. She really takes efforts to help us having a wonderful time in a very efficient way. I would really recommended her so you have a very wonderful trips. Thank you Yuko

6 months ago |   by Maria

“ A wonderful day in Tokyo! ”

Wow! what a wonderful day we had with Yuko as our guide for a day in Tokyo. Yuko met us at our hotel and we discussed with her what sights we wanted to see on the day, nothing was too much trouble and Yuko spoke very good English. We were a family of 5 adults from Australia and were hesitant to book with a company we knew little about however having a private tour guide was certainly a cheaper and more intimate way to tour the sights than going on a formal tour. Our tour consisted of a visit to Harijuku - the shopping was incredible, we also went into an Owl Cafe what a wonderful experience. We saw the Imperial Palace, visited a temple and stopped for a delicious BBQ lunch. We were so happy that we had chosen such a knowledgable guide who was willing to share her culture and the history of her country. We are missing the weather of Japan it is very hot In Australia. Thank you so much again Yuko, We hope to see you again! Kindest Regards, the Griffiths family

7 months ago |   by Andy

“ Knowledgable guide and friendly. ”

I would recommend Yuko san to anyone who is looking to find a guide to explore Tokyo and surrounding. She is responsive and flexible throughout the process, she even help me fins some items I needed in Tokyo and recommend a very good restaurant for us to enjoy. She is also knowledgeable and understand the history of Tokyo and able to explain it to us clearly. Her rates are very reasonable compare to the others in the web. Perfect choice and will definitely use her services again in Tokyo.