Hi! I'm Yukiko,Government Certified Guide and worked as Registered Nurse.Thanks to increasing number of repeat clients, referred clients and new clients, tour guide is my current full-time job.
I got National Tour Guide licence in 2015. I've expanded knowledge and a range of tour guiding area including Tokyo, Yokohama, Kamakura, Hakone, Mt.Fuji, Kawagoe, Nagano and west side of Japan such as Kyoto and Osaka. As I have a base of experience as a registered Nurse, I have a better understanding for elderly people and mobility challenged clients. I've been learning medical English.
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 for about a year and a half. 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 seven 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 me anythings.
I'd like to make your stay in Tokyo a real pleasant one.
Thank you, Arigatou!
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 5 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 1 hours minimum and 9 hours maximum per day.
* People: 12 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.
We scheduled 2 days with Kukiko (one for Tokyo and one for Kamakura), and had such a wonderful time that we added a third day in Hakone with her! Yukiko is one of those rare guides who makes you immediately feel at ease and in fact treats you as if you are her treasured guest. We quickly connected with her and felt as if she was part of our family. She is extremely knowledgeable about the sights and shared the histories and stories of the places with us. She had everything organized and mapped out on a map, that she gave us at the end of each day with personalized and detailed instructions of which subway car or train to use and how to find it. Her English is perfect, and she was always watching to make sure that we were comfortable and ask if we needed a restroom or water. She knew that ... read more
Thank you so much for your heartfelt review, Debbie!! I really appreciated it and cannot thank you enough for such a wonderful words to my tours. I also feel at ease with your family and had a delightful time. The moment we spent together was one of my treasure memories and will last in my heart. I always welcome you anytime and hope we will meet again in the U.S and Japan! Domo Arigatou!!
Yukiko was one of the best guides we've encountered. Not only did she know the city and restaurants and shops well, she was super organized and helpful. She worked with us before the tour to get an idea of what we liked to do. She made suggestions and tweaked and tweaked the agenda until we were happy. Then on the day we met, she had already printouts, Powerpoint slides to explain us the history of the sites we were seeing and explain the Japanese culture and answered all of our questions about life in Tokyo. She had useful maps to give us as well and made notes on post-its to give us directions to places of interest we may want to see later on. We had a wonderful tour and visited 3-4 neighborhoods, shops, and sights. We did some shopping and she helped to translate and made inqu... read more
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Lillian! I cannot than you enough to express my gratitude to your review of Tokyo tour. As you mentioned, I prepared for the tour well in advance to make the tour more meaningful and memorable one. The time we shared during the day was precious, so I wanted to do my best. There are many beautiful places all over Japan. I hope you'll enjoy the rest of your days. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
We had Yukiko’s help guiding our family of five around Tokyo and had the most wonderful experience. Yukiko’s kindness and patience with our three children (aged 7, 5 and 2) was outstanding. She tailored our activities so both the adults and children got something they loved out of the time. We were able to work with her to make suggestions of what we wanted to do based on our family’s interests. Overall our time with Yukiko was the best way to start our holiday in Japan. Thank you Yukiko for a great experience.
Thank you so much for your heartfelt review, Sally! I still remember your daughter called me "Kiko" that sounds so cute to me. All your kids are so adorable and I had enjoyable time with them. I hope you'll visit Japan again and meet you and your family. Domo Arigatou Gozaimahsita!!
Yukiko was simply AMAZING! I cannot say anything more positive about our tour experience. Yukiko arranged all of the transportation, communicated all of the fees, and was very informative. She also was very accommodating with changes we made to the plans. I communicated with her via email and always received a prompt reply. She is so punctual, friendly, informative, kind, and helpful. My family and I enjoyed our two day tours with Yukiko and strongly recommend her.
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Trisha!! For these two days, started from watching sumo morning practice and finished at thrilling adventure in Mt.Fuji, I had very enjoyable time with you and your family. During the tour, if you could feel the essence of Japanese culture and many wonderful memories would stay in your mind, I'm very happy. I'm also glad that you had a chance to see cherry blossom in Mt.Fuji in this season. Please enjoy the rest of your days in Kyoto, Nara and Hiroshima. Hope you'll visit Japan again. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
Very professional, knowledgeable, and courteous. Great experience overall. Thank you for a beautiful tour and day.
Thank you for taking your time to write a review, JF! I had an enjoyable time with your beautiful family and learned about cultural differences between your home country and Japan. Not only visiting famous tourist sites but also having dairy life style experiences of Japan make your travel more memorable and lead a deep understanding about that country. Hope you bring back a lot of real-Japan experiences. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!