|Cities||Kanagawa , Tokyo|
|Languages||English ( License )|
|Hourly Rate||38.78 USD|
Hi, Konnichiwa! I'm Yukiko. I am a Government Certified Guide Interpreter and a Registered Nurse. I also have a license for being a food sanitation manager.
I was born and raised in Tokyo. I used to teach Japanese culture to local elementary school students when I stayed in Canada, America and New Zealand. My happiest moments with these children were when they look forward to another lessons every week. It was a challenging job but this experience broaden my horizon and prompted me to become an English tour guide.
If you take my tour, you will learn deeply about everything that comes into your view, get local information and experience many things.
I am a mother of a four years old girl. So I'd be glad to welcome families with young children and I can arrange a tour depending on your situation. Please feel free to ask.
I'd like to make your stay in Tokyo a real pleasant one.
Thank you, Arigatou!
We had a rough idea of things we wanted to see and do during our day with Yukiko; things like "do something cultural," and "see amazing architecture." Yukiko was extremely responsive and helpful, and came up with great ideas we could choose from. On our tour day, Yukiko met us at our ryokan (traditional Japanese inn). We had a full fun day. Yukiko was a delight, answering all our crazy questions and guiding us through each venue. She even had historical information and little visual aids in a notebook prepared for us! Outstanding. Yukiko has a great, fun attitude, and her attention to detail is bar none. Our day tour with her was definitely a highlight of our trip, and I would book her again without hesitation.
The experience felt like a friend with enthusiasm and very familiar with the places, is showing us around Tokyo. My family and I were not helpless wanderers because of Yukiko's help and knowledge. The conversations, care and patience will be remembered and valued.
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Tsukiji with Yukiko! Thank you very much!
Our Guide Yukiko looked after my family for 2 wonderful days in Tokyo, We are from a small country town in rural Australia so we are not used to the big city. Yukiko was very well organised and she arranged to take us to places based on our general advices as to what might interest us. It made visiting Tokyo fun and educational at the same time. Yukiko told us relevant information about the place we visited and we learned much about Tokyo and its history as well as Japanese customs. We were impressed with the friendly and courteous manner in which Yukiko dealt with us and our young children who can become distracted and a bit unruly but nothing was to hard for Yukiko. We were taken to traditional Japanese restaurants for lunch and experienced things we would never have been able to arrange for ourselves. When we left on the final day it was actually very sad as Yukiko had quickly become a friend to my whole family and we will remember her for years to come . I could not say anything negative about Yukiko who is a most impressive guide and a wonderful kind and generous person. Telford Family Airlie Beach Queensland Australia
What a great day - Yukiko was really friendly, very organised and attentive during the tour. The pace was just right for myself and my 2 teens, and we had time for lots of detours for interesting shops/coffee/crepes etc! The lunch stop was particularly enjoyable and gave my kids the opportunity to try something new. Yukiko also got us used to the underground/Metro which was good experience for the rest of our stay in Tokyo. I would fully recommend one of Yukiko's tours and we'll be back one day for sure :)
We really enjoy our Tokyo trip with Yukiko, she is experienced in sharing with us the history of the tourist attraction places and spoke in fluent English, we appreciate her helpful service in arranging our baggage storage and express bus to Narita airport. We will see you Yukiko again, wishing you and your family happy new year
Excellent time seeing the sights with Yukiko. She was very knowledgeable and I had an excellent time. Well worth the money.
Guide Yukiko responds quickly to requests from clients. She answered one of my e-mails within the hour. She is very efficient and carries photos, maps, descriptions of places and calculates distances to be covered. She will also give estimates of taxi fares, if necessary. She will dress in Kimono at least once, to provide an opportunity for photos with a 'Geisha.' Her concern for the safety of elderly clients engenders warmth. Yukiko san is a wonderful person to have as your Guide.
Yukiko was a great guide for our Tsukiji market tour. She was very informative and have great knowledge of the market. She also recommend many delicious food at the outer market which we enjoyed tremendously. I would recommend Yukiko to anyone who wants to tour Tsukiji market.
We were delighted to have Yukiko to show us around in Tokyo. She made our tour more efficient and enjoyable within one day. We had wonderful time in Tokyo. Thank you Yukiko.
Our family of 4 spent 4 full days with Yukiko over our USA Thanksgiving week break. She was beyond amazing!!! We saw and did so much in such a short amount of time. She helped put together an awesome itinerary many weeks in advance of our trip and she was so flexible when we needed to make changes due to weather, tired kids, etc. I highly, highly, recommend anyone requesting Yukiko as their private guide!!! We all 4 want to make another trip to Tokyo and we'll definitely call on Yukiko to be with us!!! Such a special, unique experience for our family and Yukiko was the "heart" of our trip.
I really enjoyed the Tsukiji market tour with Yukiko. Noy only did she demonstrate the history of the market but also introduce a lot of tradition of the market. Last but not least, the lunch at the sushi restaurant is one of the best I have ever had. Thanks!
She tailored the tour especially for my Son's 18th Birthday, showing him the places he would love. She did not disappoint, and he had a fantastic day. Yukiko is full of knowledge on the city, the history and the modern twist of Tokyo. She provided us with maps, transport options and even pointed us in the direction of our restaurant booked for that night. Yukiko is a very lovely person and I would not hesitate to ask her to be our guide again when we revisit Tokyo.
Yukiko charming, professional. She came ready for a tour in the fish market. Although the tour was only two hours, Yukiko has built for us a plan forthe all day. She explained about the market, products. Very pleasant to be with her. Her English is excellent and clear. Highly recommend.
Yukiko is a wonderful guide. She communicates very well including before and during our tour. She gave us meaning to the places we visited. She showed expert knowledge throughout our tour. She showed great flexibility when we wanted to change our itinerary. Yukiko was the best introduction to Japan that anyone could experience. We highly recommend utilizing her talents and experiencing her wonderful personality.
Yokiko is an amazingly knowledgeable well spoken guide. Her English is first rate and she understood the goals and style of our group of four. She provided an introduction and orientation For our first day in Tokyo. We were able to spend additional days on our own exploring this wonderful city due to her help. She is simply an A++ individual.
I cannot experience what a great experience it was to tour Tokyo with Yukiko! I highly recommend her tour to anyone traveling in Tokyo. She was very easy to communicate with right before my tour and we were able to change the meetup location with no problems at all. It was very helpful to have someone knowledgeable in the subway system. She was very knowledgeable about all the sites I asked to visit and shared a little history at each stop. She even added in some quick stops to see things that I wouldn't have thought of, which was very appreciated! Hopefully on my next trip to Japan I can bring family or friends with me on a tour with Yukiko. Thank you again!
Our Fish market tour with yokiko was absolutely wonderful. She was so sweet and lovely and spoke English very well. After a quick trip to the shrine next to the market we began our trip into the inner market. For people interested in vegetable and food wholesale markets it was awesome. We were there after the auction and all of the fish was distributed and being dressed for delivery to clients but we could see how it must be quite frenetic at the sale and for the few hours afterwards. We loved every minute of seeing all of the different fish, shellfish and produce that come through the market each day. Out walk around and through the outer market was exactly what we wanted to experience. Lots of tiny food shops and stalls and we had some incredible sashimi and a wonderful bowl of ramen which we are ate at a stand on the street surrounded by locals and tourists all slurping the delicious noodles and soup. If you are new to Tokyo or haven't done the subway before your tour, it's worth the few dollars to be picked up at your hotel instead of having to navigate the subway for the first time.
This was our second time with Yukiko-san after our last visit three months ago and we spent another great day with her this visit. She took our family of three through the Edo-Tokyo Museum which had a lot of interesting exhibits that showed us the lifestyle of people from 17th century Edo period till modern times. We had Yakiniku for lunch before visiting the Samurai Museum and a Cat café. Along the way, Yukiko-san would show us little places of interest like a quaint alley with little shops serving Yakitori in the evening. We were very happy to have Yukiko-san guide us again in our second visit to Tokyo this year.
We had just finished up an 8 night Japanese cruise when we ended in Tokyo. Yukiko met us promptly at our hotel once we arrived. We had planned out the schedule ahead of time and she was very good at picking places to visit that we would enjoy. The tour was excellent and she was very informative, answering all our questions and giving us lots of information on the places we visited. They pace was just right, not to rushed but not to hectic either. I had wanted to have unagi for lunch and she picked an excellent Resturant for us. You will not go wrong if you choose her as your Tokyo guide. Thank you Yukiko for a perfect day in Tokyo. You made it one of the best days we had in our Japanese vacation !!
She was on time, pleasant and provided good information.
Yukiko was very easy to communicate with, she provided an itinery for the day with timings in advance. What I particularly liked was when we went to a new location Yukiko walked through exactly what her plan was for the visit, what she intended to show you and how long it would take. My family particularly enjoyed the restaurant choice she made and the chance to eat as a local. All in all it was a very enjoyable and informative day.
The tour was great, Yukiko explained a lot. Her english is excellent and she is very friendly. I recommend her tour through Tsukiji fish market.
She is Very nice and responsible. She even printed restaurant coupon for us.
We had a great time in Tokyo with Yukiko. She customized the tour for our particular group including our 7 year old son. The highlights of the tour included seeing our son react to all the various types of fish at the Tsukiji fish market and a visit to a sword demonstration at the Samurai museum in Shinjuku. Yukiko was very patient with our jet lagged family who was moving a bit more slowly than usual. We also appreciated the historical background Yukiko provided along with practical details for getting around Tokyo that were quite useful during the rest of our visit. We highly recommend Yukiko to anyone needing a tour guide for Tokyo.
Yukiko has been the best tour guide we had during our recent trip to Japan. She was very prepared, documented and organized. Her English speaking skills are excellent. Before meeting with her, we obtained possible itinerary option scenarios given our group's different member composition in age (grandparents and nephews). She made us all feel very at ease. Never transmitted any sense of tension, something that can easily happen in a crowded environment as Tokyo. We loved the fish market, the lunch in Asakusa with Shamisen performing experience, the walk along the Hamarikyu Japanese Garden. Everything. All the best to you Yukiko, keep up the good work.
Yukiko was a wonderful guide. We truly enjoyed our time with her and would highly recommend.
Yukiko-san greeted our family of three dressed in her kimono which was a very sweet gesture. She took us for quick shopping before lunch at a local sushi restaurant where the chef prepared the food in front of us. Yukiko-san then showed us more of Shibuya before taking us through Harajuku, then to Aoyama to look at the latest from Honda. Our final destination for the day was Aki Harbara where my teenage son bought his Gundam model kits. It was a packed day but Yukiko-san planned it extremely well and was very patient throughout, taking the effort to explain history of local places such as the Drunkards Alley and Togo Shrine. We highly recommend Yukiko-san!
Yukiko is very patient and entertaining to us. She mingle with my kids from ages 15 to 5 years old ! She has this personal touch and motherly affection. She is also good towards my 72year old mom! Imagine???? Handling from both extremes of the world!!!!! She is very helpful also. She help us find the thing that my daughter wants! we would definitely want her to be our tour guide again if we come back to Tokyo !!!
We booked the Tsukiji Fish Market Tour and had a wonderful time with Yukiko. She was very kind, had a ton of information for us and was also interested in us, all this with a perfect english. If you want a perfect tour, you find the perfect guide in Yukiko. We will book her the next time we will come to Japan.
Yukiko was amazing from the moment we booked the tour with her. Growing up with Japanese anime, we wanted to spend the day soaking up everything we've read and seen in anime. Yukiko truly delivered! She started us off in Akihabara and continued to Harajuku and ended in Ikebukuro. She prepared subway and JR maps with our hotel marked so we can explore on our own after the tour. She also helped us find out information about things we want to do on the days we weren't with her...truly going above and beyond! Thank you Yukiko! We hope to see you next time!!
Thank you Yukiko for an excellent tour. You were so patient with us as we changed our minds so many times trying to decided what to do in Tokyo. Your email communication with us was excellent and everything went to plan. You even taught us how to use the subway!! Thank you for sharing your knowledge about your beautiful city. Jolie and Julie :)
This was an excellent tour and I'm very happy I booked this. Yukiko was a wonderful guide - very well prepared and thoughtful. It was great to have a guide to give context to what we were seeing in the market - for example items and produce I had never seen before and would have walked by without knowing how and what they were used for. The market itself was a very unique experience. I highly recommend this tour, it was one of the highlights of our Tokyo trip.
My wife and I are avid travellers and have taken guided tours all over the world and have found Yukiko's to be one of our favorites thus far! She was timely in all her communications, provided us with plenty of information/maps of the locations prior to our arrival in Japan, and left me assured that we would be getting an excellent tour. She came prepared (even showed up early to our meeting location) and spoke perfect English. I would highly recommend Yukiko as a guide for your travels in Japan! We felt as if we were taking a tour with a friend and not a hired guide... Thanks again for everything Yukiko!!
Yukiko helped me organise a customised tour for my family visiting Tokyo. She was extremely helpful and diligent in accommodating my requests and queries- going above and beyond! It was such a pleasure dealing with her and I couldn't thank her enough for making the tour a memorable one for my family members! After the tour I received a 'report' from Yukiko and a photo from the tour! I was in the loop the whole time. My family's all praises of how knowledgeable/professional and warm she was. I am glad to have found a 'gem' of a tour guide in Tokyo.
Can I say a big thank you to Yukiko for guiding our family around Tokyo over 2 separate days... My wife & I along with our 2yo daughter had a fantastic couple of days seeing the sights we had planned out together... Everything was planned well in advance including tickets & the best routes to take with our stroller... We even had to make a few changes along the way as we did some sightseeing on our own in-between tours & also to fit in with our daughters mood... I can happily recommend Yukiko to anyone looking to visit the sights of Tokyo hassle free with a friendly local... Thank you :)
Absolutely one of the best tour guides. I gave her a list months in advance of what I would like to see and she was able to make it happen. She answered all questions and requests promptly via email. She picked us up at the hotel lobby on time. Before the tour started she showed us our itinerary marked on a map. I like her organization skills. She is very knowledgeable of the rail system which is very complicated to navigate. She also gave us very clear instructions and training on how to use the local subway for our other days in Tokyo. Most of all, her command of the English language is strong and made us able to communicate with her with ease. Very highly recommended.
Yukiko was an exceptional guide for our group in Japan. We had a group of 5, ranging in age from 65 to 14 and she did a great job of crafting a full-day custom itinerary that had something for everyone. Over the course of the day she connected with each person, providing personal insights around individual interests and by the end of the day everyone felt the tour had been tailored to them. Prior to our trip, Yukiko and I exchanged several detailed emails, collaborating on an itinerary that maximized our time with her vs. things we could explore on our own. She developed a detailed itinerary for a full day that included the Tsukiji Fish Market, temples, shrines, a traditional Japanese lunch with authentic live music, all of us making plastic food like you see in restaurant windows and even a little taste of the Harajuku area (for the 14-year-old boy in the group). And more. I will unreservedly recommend Yukiko to anyone I know who has interest in a guide for their trip to Tokyo and will not hesitate to contact her again on a future trip. We've hired guides in many of the major cities of the world and I don't think we've ever had such an exceptional value as we received with her.
Yukiko was the most dedicated guide we could have! In perfect English and whit a great feeling what to present her guests, she crossed a lot of different neighbourgoods with us. What a fantastic first day in Japan we had, Yukiko made it memorabel. Isabel
Yukiko was fabulous. She was knowledgeable and engaging . She spoke with authority on local customs and took us to great places and wonderful restaurant. Her English is great Overal we had a wonderful time.
Yukiko is a kind, pleasant and amicable lady who made our day tour enjoyable and informative as possible. She shared her extensive knowledge of Japanese culture and history as we roamed the Japanese gardens appreciating the cherry blossoms while at the same time enlightening us on the background of the tsukiji fish market. Not a novice traveller to Japan, she never failed to provide us with more facts that we never knew about. She always took initiative to look out for new places and provided us with clear directions of recommended places of interest taking into account her client's personal preferences and physical disabilities. She has been most gracious in being an interpreter, organised in booking our bus tickets in advance to gotemba outlets and whatnot. The tour has been smooth sailing as a result. I will definitely keep in contact with her and would recommend booking a personal tour with her the next time I visit Tokyo - maybe consider a Mt Fuji tour or Japanese artificial food making experience. Thank you, Yukiko. Best regards, Bryan.
Yukiko was fantastic. Included all the sites we wanted to see in such a memorable way. Very well prepared, generous in Sharing such wonderful insights into her culture! Professional and practical she was a tremendous ambassador for Tokyo and Japan.
We are a big group but Yukiko is very patient and helpful with us. Whatever questions we have, she would answer us clearly. We enjoyed the tour very much. Thanks you.
I booked a full day tour with Yukiko, which I got to do what I wanted to do, see, and eat. My jam packed day consisted of, visiting some historic spot, visiting hidden gems of Tokyo which are unknown to the tourist, shopping (which I gave her a list of the things for the family), eating at a ramen museum, eating street food, and visiting an owl cafe. Please keep in mind, I kept emailing her and requesting for things and Yukiko was very prompt in terms of drafting the itinerary daily. Yukiko was very responsive, organized, prompt, helpful, accommodating, knowledgable, respectful and resourceful. Prior to our tour, we've communicated through email, which she informed me about the weather, where to meet, updated itinerary (since I kept changing my mind), and answered all my concerns. I am so glad I booked a personal tour with Yukiko, otherwise I would have spent my time in Tokyo getting lost and becoming best friends with the taxi cab drivers, staring at maps all day, or being stuck in my hotel to prevent myself in getting lost. If I had more time in Tokyo, within a heartbeat I would have booked her for the rest of my time here.
Thank you Yukiko for an informative fun day. Only having 1 full day in Tokyo I was very glad to have chosen a private tour with Yukiko. We covered a lot of interesting sites without feeling too rushed. Time for a fabulous Sushi lunch and a bit of shopping. I highly recommend this tour!
This was a great start to our first day in Tokyo. The fish markets and the gardens were the highlights and the tour helped us understand better how to get around. Thanks Yukiko.
We had a very fun, informative, and enjoyable whole day tour with Yukiko. I highly recommend her as a guide. Five stars! She has been very helpful and accommodating to all of our requests and preferences and always prompt to answer queries plus her tips and recommendations are invaluable! Even helping us with other concerns on our Japan trip which we very much aporeciate. It truly was a joy to have had her as our Tokyo tour guide. Thank you Yukiko for being so friendly, fun, and professional at the same time:) From the day I booked the tour online, till the day of the tour, she gave us useful tips on helping us make our tour of Tokyo comprehensive and fit to our preferences. A worthy mention of our unforgettable tour with her aside from the usual must-sees in Tokyo, is the lunch we had at Tagetsu (which she recommended and promptly booked for us). In our group is Alfonso, a chef from Spain. We were all overjoyed (esp. Alfonso) with the amazing kaseiki dining experience that Yukiko set for us at one star Michelin, Tagetsu. Not only was the food superb, the chef/owner also happily obliged on Alfonso's request to view his kitchen! Incredible experience indeed! Yukiko was highly knowledgeable on all things Japanese---history, culture, etc.. plus her great command of the English language and wonderful personality made the tour with her one of the highlights of our Japan trip. Thank you again, Yukiko! And a special thank you for the dragon origami for Miguel. He loves it and how very impressive it is to be able to make such exquisite artwork! Very precious indeed!:)) Domo arigato. Best regards! Belle, Miguel (Manila, Philippines) Alfonso (Oviedo, Spain)
My wife and I spent a great day with Yukiko. She's a very knowledgeable guide, a pleasant person and speaks very good English. If our schedule had been more accommodating we'd have booked her for a second day.
My wife and I appreciate Yukiko's attention to our needs. From the beginning of our correspondence, she put together various options for us to consider, given our previous visits to Japan that have made us more than just the regular Tokyo tourist. Yukiko was patient in keeping us updated with the status of each potential tourist spot as the actual tour date drew nearer. We had a wonderful time interacting with her throughout the tour, learning more about Tokyo and Japanese culture through our discussions in between tour sites (during our train commutes). Yukiko is very generous with information about her experiences with different tours, tourists, and sites within and outside Tokyo. We highly recommend her as a tour guide to those who are first time and previous visitors to Japan.
Our family wants to thank Yukiko for excellent tour of Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo. We requested Yukiko to meet us at our hotel and she a few minutes early but was willing to wait for us. We had our daughter with us in a stroller and she planned all the routes accordingly so we could take elevators and ramps everywhere we went. She even drew a map for us for when we departed we could find our way back! She also found us a place to store our stroller so we could go inside the fish market because they did not allow strollers. While walking to toward the fish market she was showed historical landmarks. She was more than willing to take photographs. Not only that, Yukiko was great at taking photos! She took it horizontally and vertically just to be sure. We had an great time at the fish market and Yukiko was knowledgeable. Her English is good and she is very nice and polite. As we departed, Yukiko gave our daughter some origami as a gift. She loves and still cherishes it. Thank you so much Yukiko! Do not hesitate to book a tour with Yukiko. It was such a pleasure and treat to be guided by a true professional.
Yukiko is very friendly and shares details along the way we walked to our guided tour. During the workshop, Yukiko helped to translate the instructions of the workshop and also took photos for us while we were busied with the fake food ingredients. The maccha parfait workshop is fun and recommended for all.
I had a day and a half to see Tokyo and Yukiko did a wonderful job at preparing an exciting tour and I saw so much in such a short time. Yukiko adapted to my needs and desired on the trip seamlessly and had in depth knowledge of the sites she took me to. It was an added bonus that she is a nurse herself and was able to share some of her experiences in the health care system in Japan. I would highly recommend Yukiko if you want to Tour Tokyo especially if your time is limited.