I'm Yuri, a national lisenced English tour guide.
I was born and raised in Osaka. Now I live in the countryside of Nara. I like meeting people from different background. I'm flexible. Please tell and ask me if there are any places which you want to visit and anything which you want to do in Japan. I'll plan the trip only for you.
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 4 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 3 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 6 maximum
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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
I found Yuri easy to communicate with in English and Yuri’s regular communication with me prior to the tour was excellent. Yuri ensured everything went smoothly from meeting me at my hotel, using local buses and assisting me back to my hotel. As a solo traveller I appreciated this immensely especially as Yuri had travelled a long distance to meet me. Despite a rainy evening I enjoyed my time with Yuri in Gion. Yuri had kindly made prior reservations at a restaurant for me and we had a lovely meal. Yuri is professional, punctual and organised. I will definitely tour with Yuri again if I return to Kyoto.
Dear Tracy, Thank you for your nice review to the Gion and Pontocho tour. Despite the rainy night, I enjoyed myself very much. I really appreciate spending your time with me during the tour. I look forward to seeing you again when you come to Japan in near future. Thank you again! Yuri
Yuri was prompt and was super organised so that we got the best experience possible. She helped us navigate the transport system with ease. Her communications were well thought out and explicit. She was adaptable and flexible to meet our needs knowing that we wanted to see the cherry blossom. Her timings were right and she was able to suggest things that maybe of interest to us. She is an excellent navigator and chaperone in order to see the highlights of Kyoto.
Dear Liz, Thank you very much for your review. I am glad to know that you were satisfied with the cherry blossom viewing. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the future! Yuri
Yuri was very good, she showed us Nara very well. Beautiful park. She was very attentive to our needs. We enjoyed our time in Nara with Yuri. Elena and friends
I would like to thank you for sharing wonderful time during the Nara tour. I will keep on striving towards my guiding and study for English. Thank you💛 Yuri
Yuri was so nice and was extremely flexible with our changing plans and visiting the Nishiki market. She was fun, knowledgeable about Japanese history and a delight to be with. She is very higjly recommended.
Thank you for your replying. I had a wonderful time with you today. I'm glad I had the opportunity to walk around Bamboo Forest and Nishiki Market and receive your review. Thank you again for all your help. Yuri
Yuri is very sweet. She is punctual, met me at the hotel on time (even a few min early) and had a paper sign with my name on it. She came prepared with notes and books to point to historical facts. She also had the schedule printed with details about the stops and cost, and at the end she gave me a receipt for the part that i paid cash (train fee, entrance fee...etc). she is very cost-conscious, for example she recommended not wasting money on a part of a tour and pointed me to a photo spot of what i would see if i paid for a ticket, also she recommended avoiding food at the touristic area as they usually are more expensive and not as good. We went to a delicious place nearby instead. She was very helpful in showing me how to use the train to get from my hotel to the conference center for ... read more
Dear Salam, Thank you for shareing a wonderful time with you. I apologize for my lack of knowledge. Thank you again for all your help and hospitality. Best regards, Yuri