I'm Yuri, a national lisenced English tour guide.
I was born and raised in Osaka. Now I live in the countryside of Nara. Also, I do love eating, traveling, meeting local people, and exchanging our value and cultures.
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.
I am looking forward to seeing you in my tour, let's make your trip unforgettable!
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.
Her English was pretty poor. She gave next to no informarion, and had difficulty understanding and answering questions. Basically all she did was guide us around without giving any additional information. We got more info from our guidebook.
Thank you for your feedback to our Osaka City tour, I apologize that our tour is not as you expected. For your complain about my hard-to-understand explanation through the tour, I surely note this down and make it better in the future. And the fact that I missed the introduction about the spots probably limits your chance to understand Osaka, which is out of my control at times. Please accept my apologies to the inconvenience caused. I will try to improve it step by step to make it better in the future. Thank you for your comment.
I had a 15hr layover at KIX and wanted to explore Osaka. Yuri was able arrange a wonderful tour for me and showed me many different areas of Osaka. Yuri met me at the airport when my flight arrived and helped me back to where I needed to check in for my departure flight. Yuri was very friendly and loved sharing her knowledge of Osaka. I would highly recommend Yuri as a guide.
Dear Tammy, I highly appreciate your amazing review. It was surely my pleasure to have served you as a guide. I also very much enjoyed the days I spent with you in Osaka.It was a lovely memory, indeed.. I hope to see you again in Osaka or Cairns. Thank you so much again. Yuri
Our Nara tour with Yuri went very well. She was able to share nice insights about the temples we've visited. Our tour was also cost-effective considering that she brought us to free museums within Nara. We also enjoyed the Mechanical Toy Museum where my 11 yr. old daughter had the time to play and learn the logic or process of certain toys. We also loved exploring a tradional Japanese house. The walk in Nara park was my daughter's favorite where she got the chance to interact with the deers and feed some. It was overall an awesome Nara tour! Thanks to our guide Yuri :-)
Dear Anna, Thank you very much for sending me such a generous review. I also very much enjoyed the days I spent with you and your daughter. I look forward to meeting you again in the future. All the best, Yuri
Yuri was hardworking, friendly, and modest. She was always prompt when she responded to my queries. More importantly, thanks to her organizational skills, I was able to visit an impressive number of sites in Kyoto. I have also learned much about Japanese customs and culture from her. I really appreciate that she traveled from Nara to be my tour guide in Kyoto. Thank you so much for all your help.
Dear Hung-yok, I highly appreciate your amazing review. It was surely my pleasure to have served you all as a guide. I had a wonderful time spending with you for three days. You have a large stock of knowledge about Japanese history. I also learned a lot from you. Thank you so much again. Yuri
Yuri was a friendly and polite guide who directed us to many interesting sites, but we had difficulty in undestanding her when she spoke to us. She spoke very, very softly, and it was difficult to understand her English through her disfluencies and cluttering - lots of uh's, and um's, etc. between understandable English words. Though it became tiring, and we finally gave up hope on trying to improve communication, we still had a decent site seeing day.
Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Please accept my sincere apologies for the inconvenience during the tour. I'm sorry that my poor English has caused confusion. I will make more efforts to improve English skill and guiding. Thank you for your comment.