It might be a short 2 hrs but a very fulfilling time with Yukiko. Dressed in her Kimono, patiently waiting for us in our hotel lobby with complete map & guide for our tour, she welcomed us so warmly. It was getting dark since we started at 4 pm but she made sure we could see all the beauty of Tokyo. Thank you so much Yukiko & to the beautiful origami you made for us. We’ll definitely look for you next time . With love, Marilyn , Ross & Grace
Yukiko was very pleasant and I had such a good time learning how to do some Origami. She was on time, knew where to get a good cup of coffee and had a variety of Origami pieces to show me. She was very effective in teaching and it was an overall very enjoyable hour and a half. We are meeting again on Friday for a tour of Tokyo and I’m really looking forward to it.
Thank you very much for your prompt review, Heather! We made many Origami crafts that can use for up coming seasonal event, Christmas. We used traditional paper called Washi that made your Origami craft more beautiful and special. Please enjoy to make more Origami that you learned from me and try to make new one! I am looking forward to meet you again on Friday!
We can’t recommend Yukiko highly enough. She communicated clearly with us before and during the trip and helped us make decisions about places we wanted to focus on during our Tokyo day with her. Her gracious, friendly manner and excellent use of English made us feel instantly comfortable and confident in her. She had carefully plotted our travel via public trains before the trip and was always willing to be flexible in adjusting the agenda. She used a variety of visual materials including customized maps to help us get the most out of our day, interspersing historical and cultural information which greatly enhanced our appreciation of what we were seeing. Yukiko came beautifully dressed in traditional Japanese clothing. She selected an excellent restaurant and shopping area in the Spir... read more
Thank you very much for your wonderful review of the tour, Susan! I really appreciate it. Although it was rained all day, I'm so glad that it never dampened your enjoyment of your time. Actually, we could enjoy and find a beauty of the scenery in rain at Japanese garden of Nezu museum. We mixed up traditional and modern part of Japan which we could touch with a wide range of experiences such as ritual of Buddhism, Children's life time event, cool and stylish arts and so on. There are many beautiful places in rural area that I would like to show you. I'm always welcome your next visit. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
We were meant to do a day to Hakone with Yukiko but had to be changed last minute to Karakura and Enoshima due to typhoon disruption. Yukiko could not have been more efficient and really took on board our needs. We were with 2 children (7 and 9) and she went above and beyond her duties, providing wonderful entertainment for the children on train journeys. She really could not have been kinder and not only did we learn a lot, see some interesting places but we really enjoyed her company. Cannot recommend her highly enough!
Thank you so much for your heartfelt review, Suzanne! As a big typhoon, we had to change our visiting spot, but it was a delightful day for visiting Kamakura and Enoshima island. As it is very important to have good and authentic experiences for especially children, I am always thinking how my tour will influence for children's future. I would like to provide an interactive type of entertainment during my tour as much as possible and will help to broaden their horizon. Thank you once again, Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
Our party of three was treated to an awesome day around Toyko provided by Yukiko. From the start of the booking process to the end of the tour Yukiko made the process very easy through being very organised and knowledgeable. On the tour she was very friendly and nothing was ever a problem. Yukiko was open to tell us about her lifestyle and how the Japanese lived. Yukiko’s english was excellent so was very easy to communicate with. Two of our group needed gluten free food and she made sure this was provided and there was no isuues Yukiko has a warm colourful personality and i recommend her for anyone wanting a fun and interesting day
Thank you so much for your warm review, Wayne! It was a lovely meeting with you and your family. As I lived in your country before, it was very fun to talk about many themes. It was a very nice day for walking in the garden to enjoy the greenery and Chrysanthemum flowers. There are many nice mountains for hiking and climbing in Japan. I hope you'll come back and enjoy more Japanese beautiful nature and places next time! Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
We spent one day with Yukiko exploring Kamakura. Before arriving, we coordinated the amount of time we had available and some of our interests and she pieced together an itinerary to match. We visited the Great Buddha, and two other temple locations as well as grabbing lunch and venturing down Komachi Street for snacking and shopping. Yukiko was a joy to be around, she was easy going, letting us explore and ask questions at our pace, and spoke great English. She provided historical context for the area (even came with laminated notes and pictures!) and for each site. On Komachi Street she came prepared with multiple recommendations as well. Things we learned from Yukiko, such as the crown with faces on Buddhist Deity of Mercy, were things we wouldn't have noticed ourselves and kept pop... read more
Thank you for your wonderful review, Trent! One of the good about Triple lights is that we can talk directly and coordinate our tour together. As provide a worth and meaningful time for my clients in my tour, especially I emphasis on the process of our communication before the tour. I'm glad that you enjoyed the day in Kamakura. I hope you'll visit our country again and see more beautiful sites. Thank you once again. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
We had an excellent day with Yukiko, it was varied in that we went to a Buddhist prayer ceremony followed by a garden visit followed by a visit to the Meiji shrine. Tokyo is very big so travel and walking takes up quite some time but is useful to help soak up the detail. Yukiko was very well prepared and knowledgeable, she made a real effort to make the day as interesting as possible and was good company. We would no hesitate to recommend her.
Thank you for giving me a great feedback about the tour, Mark! It was very interesting to talk about some similarities in our cultures such as pilgrimage in Japan and Europe, proverbs and so on. I'm glad that you saw Tokyo in different light this time. Every meeting with my clients also broadened my outlook and gave me a new view of the world. Please enjoy the World cup and the rest of your days in Japan! Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
Yukiko provided a perfect tour , we saw Tokyo in a completely different light. Excellent
Thank you for your quick review, Philip! It was a great meeting with you and your wife. Nevertheless we had to change our itinerary due to upcoming typhoon, luckily we could visit as many as possible with no rain. I'm glad to hear that you could see Tokyo in a different light though the tour. I hope you'll visit Japan again in a different season. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
Unfortunately we had a badly delayed plane so missed our appointment with Yukiko. Nevertheless she left a wonderful package of information, maps, personal messages etc for us at the hotel which was extremely useful in getting started.
Thank you for posting a very kind review, Aileen! I didn't expect to get a comment from you because unfortunately the tour was canceled, so I am very happy to get your review. I was reassure that you arrived Tokyo safely after the plane trouble, and my information helped to get started. I wish your staying in Japan will become a wonderful and unforgettable experience. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
Amazing tour guide! Would recommend to anyone who is looking for a great way to explore that city! We had 2 small kids with us as well and she was so kind and understanding and even made origami for them on the train. Thank you!
Thank you for your kind review! It was a great meeting with your lovely family. I also enjoyed to make Origami and talk with your kids. They are so adorable! I'm happy if the day could be one of the memorable day for your stay in Tokyo. There are many places that I would like to show you and each season has a different attraction as well. I hope you come back to Japan with your family again. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
Yukiko gave me plenty of time and suggestions to enable me to decide where and what I wanted to see in Tokyo prior to my arrival. She arrived early to my hotel for our days tour and was extremely well prepared. We covered all we had planned to do and more. Yukiko has a very good command of english and spoke clearly. She was able to impart a sense of the japanese way of life by talking about some of the meanings for their many rituals and traditions. We were able to compare these to life in my home country which gave the day so much meaning for me. On the practical side I was a capable user of the rail system by the end of the day which set me up for the rest of my sole sightseeing days in Tokyo. I would highly recommend Yukiko as your travel guide, I was very impressed.
Thank you so much for your great review, Alexandra! We had a very good time to talk about various themes such as life style, tradition, culture, ritual and the way of thinking based on culture. I'm glad that you enjoyed the rest of your days in Tokyo after the tour. Please share your experiences and memories with your family. I'm always welcome your future visit. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
We had a great day with Yukiko. She planned a great day for us. We hiked a few kilometres of the old Tokyo to Kyoto path after visiting the old tea room. Saw everything on our list. She is very friendly and easy to work with. Two of our party were nurses in Australia so it was great to learn about the Japanese health system from her.
Thank you for your wonderful review, Jackie!! On our trip in Hakone, we felt beautiful nature of the mountains and history with all our senses while hiking on Hakone old road. I'm glad that our tour was not only just visiting popular places in Hakone but also experiencing its nature. I also enjoyed to talk about health care system about our countries. There are many beautiful nature that I would like to introduce for you. I hope we will meet again. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
Yukiko is amazing! She is very efficient, extremely helpful and totally professional. I would absolutely recommend Yukiko to anyone and I look forward to using her services again. I thank Yukiko for everything she has done for our company. Adele Downie.
Thank you for an excellent review to my service, Adele! I really appreciated it. I always have a sense of responsibility to being a professional guide. Working for not only myself but also for your company and your clients, for everyone's happiness. That is called "Sanpo-yoshi" which means that benefits for all three sides. It's a famous management philosophy in Japan. Please feel free to use my service anytime. Thank you once again. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
I couldn’t ask for better guide. My first time in Tokyo and had a great n valuable time. Use a scooter to move around and she helped all the time. I learned a lot she is very knowledgeable and very respectful. She takes you where you wish to go and creates wonderful itinerary
Thank you so much for choosing me as your guide for your trip, Nicole! I appreciated your heartfelt review and taking your time to write it. I understand that it was a challenging to move around using scooter in Tokyo, especially we used public transportation such as subway and train all the time. However, we could felt people's hospitality and kindness at each station, restaurants and shops. When we used Shibuya station, three station stuff helped us to make a way on the platform and supported to ride on a train, I thought it was very kind. I'm so pleased to hear that you had a great time in the tour. I know that well preparation and consideration are very much important for mobile challenged clients. I definitely would be happy to be your guide in other cities for your next trip to Jap... read more
We booked Yukiko months ahead of our trip and we had lots of contact before meeting her. When we met her, she was even lovelier as our contact had us believe. She gave us so much information about basic day to day Japanese life, Japanese history, where and what to eat and all about how to ride the trains (which advice is gold dust for any traveller). All this was given in excellent English. We visited Temples, markets and palace gardens. Yukiko even phoned a shop for us as we needed to purchase a plug. Yukiko went above and beyond for us, we will always remember and look back on our time with smiles on our faces. Throughout our time together, Yukiko was helpful, funny and so very charming.....a total joy. She even had a little present for us at the end. We can not recommend Yukiko highl... read more
Thank you so much for taking your time to write such a wonderful review, Debbie! I'm so pleased to hear that you satisfied the tour and it became a meaningful and enjoyable time. I felt the tour time past so fast. It was so fun to talk about similarity and difference between your country and my country. Hope to see you again in the future. Enjoy the rest of your days in Japan! Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
Yukiko was so thorough and wonderful to work with! She took extremely special care and attention for my clients, that had ADA and medical needs. Would highly recommend Yukiko for your tour needs!
It was a great honor to be able to work with you for your clients! Thank you for giving me such a great opportunity to support his dream. After the tour, I got a warm message from his family. It said that he was so happy that he thought that he would die. When I read it, I felt grateful from the bottom of my heart. I always welcome to support for Make a wish who have a dream to visit Japan. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
What a wonderful afternoon we had with Yukiko - she arrived early in her beautiful kimono and wow we did so much in an afternoon - she was very caring with fans for us all as it was very very hot. Showing us how to use the subway was wonderful as we were then able to manage this for the rest of our time in Tokyo. Her knowlwdge of the history of Tokyo was shared with us so readily. Thoroughly enjoyed meeting her and glad she was available for us as we would certainly recommend her services as a wonderful guide. Thankyou
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Cecily! It was a lovely meeting all of you. I am glad that the orientation helped you on your free day and enjoyed the tour. Hope you will have memorable days in other countries as well. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
From the day I booked Yukiko, I spent we started communicating and planning our itinerary with all the places we wanted to visit in our short 3 day stay. We spent 3 wonderful days in Tokyo with Yukiko. From the moment we met Yukiko she had a smile across her face and was very welcoming to us. She has extensive knowledge about Japanese culture and history. We learned about Japanese customs that are done at the temples and shrines. Yukiko ensured we were able to explore the various places that we were interested in visiting such as Harajuku, Shibuya, Ueno, etc. She is extremely patient-I had developed swollen ankles and could not walk fast so Yukiko walked beside me to insure I was ok and always had me sit on the trains. Thank you Yukiko for making our time in TOkyo unforgettable.
Thank you so much for your heartfelt review, Alice! I hope that your feet condition got better and enjoy staying in Kyoto now. I am so glad to hear that you had memorable days in Tokyo. Thank you once again and hope you will visit Japan again. Domo Arigatou!!
I contacted some guides/companies but they either wouldn’t take a party of our size or didn’t understand what was required for 5 children aged 6-10. Two hours in a market?? Yukiko worked with me so that we had an excellent day, which was perfect for everyone. Thank you Yukiko.
Thank you so much for writing a review, Eril! It was a very nice meeting all of your family and you're so wonderful grandma. I am very happy that our all surprise succeeded and everyone had an excellent day. Thank you once again and have a safe back to your country. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
Yukiko was a wonderful tour guide. She was great at communicating before the trip and was extremely thorough in her preparation. She planned extra activities such as teaching my daughter origami while riding the train to our next stop and preparing a treasure hunt at the Meiji Shrine. She was flexible on planning and could make adjustments on the itinerary as needed. It is obvious that she truly loves the traditional culture of Japan as well as being able to offer suggestions of what to do understand current cultural trends.
Thank you very much for writing a wonderful review, Melissa! I really appreciate it. I'm glad to hear that you had great 2 days with me. I'm always thinking how to show and explain our culture and visiting spots to my guests from all over the world. So if they enjoyed these extra activities and could help to learn and expand their interests about Japan, I am very happy. I'm sure that your family enjoy touring in Kyoto now. Please bring back a lot of memories of Japan. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
I asked Yukiko for a half-day tour of a few places. She customized a tour to match my interests. Each place we visited, she was very knowledgeable about each location and happily answered all my questions. It was very nice to chat with her. At the end of the tour, we visited a park where she suggested a few places close by to visit before we went our separate ways. I had a great experience with Yukiko, thank you.
Thank you so much for your warm review, Randy! I also had an enjoyable time to talk with you in both English and Japanese. I'm glad we could touch a Japanese beautiful arts and experienced a religious part of Japan. There are more valuable visiting places all over Japan. I hope I will meet you again in the near future. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
Thank you so much We had such a wonderful day planned out by Yukiko From picking us up to dropping us off we love are trip in hakone Yukiko know so much about art, culture Food and history Thank you sooo much !
Thank you so much for your review, Nikki! I had an enjoyable time with you in Hakone. Started from Shinkansen (Bullet train), we ride 7 different type of vehicles on that day. I'm sure you had wonderful experience in Ryokan as well. Hope you enjoy staying in Kyoto and having a relaxing time for art. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
We only had one day in Tokyo and we wanted to get the taste of the city. Yukiko was fabulous. We saw the best the city had to offer. We thank her for everything. Just super
Thank you for your great review and chosen me as your tour guide for your valuable time in Japan! Because it was the only day you could spent in Tokyo ,our tour pretty much covered all the must-see sites. I hope all the experiences of Tokyo and Kyoto will last in your heart as a precious memory in this Asian trip. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
We had booked our tour for one day and met Yukiko at our hotel. She was very punctual and explained the day ahead with us and we immediately felt comfortable with her.She was very knowledgeable and friendly. She had the plan worked out perfectly and she showed us all the highlights of Tokyo and could answer all of our questions.We had a lovely lunch in an authentic japanese restaurant and enjoyed the guide very much.We would definitely recommend Yukiko and the service by Triplelights.Well done by all of them!
Thank you so much for your great review Kerstin! I had very enjoyable time with you to talk about Japan and your country. The meeting with my clients from all over the world always expand my curiosity and broaden my horizon. I would like to learn more about not only Japan but also other countries that gives me a deep view into the differences, similarities and relationship between Japan and the world. Please feel free to contact with me anytime. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
We visited Japan for the first time this month together with my brother’s family and children. We wanted a tour guide since it was our first time in Japan. After reading reviews, we decided to go with Yukiko. She was a delight to work with. We told her it was our son’s wish to visit Pokémon Mega Center in Tokyo. She arranged our schedule and emailed us frequently. She met us at the hotel lobby where we were staying, dressed in a beautiful kimono. She also explained how to use the subway station which we greatly appreciated. She even taught our son how to make an origami Pikachu which made him and the other children very happy. She spoke fluent English and made communication very easy. We visited Tsukiji Market and Yukiko explained to us the history. We ate the most delicious sushi and Japa... read more
Thank you for your wonderful review, Dulce! I appreciate it. Even the tour was Half-day, I'm glad to hear that you felt and experienced some Japanese culture including traditional attire, authentic foods, organized subway system, Paper folding, and pop culture, Pokemon! There are many beautiful and fun places in Tokyo and other cities. I hope that I will have a chance to show you around on your next trip to Japan. Domo Argatou Gozaimashita!!
Yukiko was our guide in Tokyo for June 30 and 31, 2019. We are a group of 9 adults and 4 kids. We opted for Best of Tokyo Part 1 and 2. Half of the group are reapeat visitors in Tokyo and the other half are first time visitors. Before the trip Yukiko responded to my emails and questions. Asked about our food preference and made lunch reservations. On our first day she was early, meet us wearing a Kimino and gave u printed maps and showned us our itinerary. She handled the group very well, she was very considerate knowing we have toddlers, she gave us time to take photos, she took very good care of us, navigated very well, was very kind and polite. She was also very efficient and really made sure we get to do as much as we can. She talked about a lot about the culture which ... read more
Thank you so much for your great review, Andrea! I'm pleasure to meet you all your family and glad to hear everyone has a great time in 2 days in Tokyo. For small children, it maybe getting boring sometimes when we visit historical places, but your kids were so energetic to complete for my answer sheet. I like an interactive type of learning or activity that both adult and children can enjoy. Hope to see you again in Japan. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
We are a family of 3 and we enjoyed 2 days with Yukiko as our guide in Tokyo. We had such a wonderful time with Yukiko. We would highly, highly recommend her as guide! Yukiko has such a pleasant personality. She is very attentive and detailed in planning and created a great itinerary that suited us so well. She is great at communicating in English and is very knowledgeable. She explained in great details of the history and culture to us about the various places we visited. We enjoyed our time so much that we wished we had booked another day with her. Thank you so much for being a part of our Japan experience and We look forward to your service again when we come back next time.
Thank you very much for your heartfelt review, Mei! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed my tour guiding service for last 2 days. I'm always thinking how can I make the tour meaningful and enjoyable for my clients. Every tour is one and only, so I'm very happy to hear your review. I'll progress my guiding skills and expand my guiding area until we will meet again next time. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
Thank you Yukiko for a wonderful experience in Tokyo. We started planning by making a list of EVERYTHING we wanted to experinece in Tokyo. Yukiko helped us pare down the list, but we still experienced so much! She was so organized, knowledgable and patient. She gave us detailed directions when we used the subway so that we could explore on our own. We saw gardens, museums, shrines, and temples. We enjoyed 3 completely different styles of food in small restaurants and sampled items in the Tsukiji fish market. We also had a wonderful tea ceremony. Yukiko was wonderful about adjusting our tour to include another item, and in the process we were able to see sumo wrestlers preparing to leave for an exhibition! When I think of visiting Tokyo, I think of Yukiko and it always puts a smile... read more
Thank you very much for posting a great review, Patricia! Our 2 days tour included a lot of cultural experiences such as Tea ceremony, Japanese Shamisen music, making our own lunch at Okonomiyaki restaurant, fresh and authentic Tempura at small Tempura restaurant, and encountered Sumo wrestlers. I'm sure these authentic and real experiences made your trip more memorable and fun! I'm very happy to hear that when you remember the tours in Tokyo, you have a big smile. That is better marks than any words. Thank you once again, Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
Thank you Yukiko. You made our visit one that we will never forget. You were extremely accommodating with my mobility issues. We would not have been able to do this trip without you. We thoroughly enjoyed having you as our tour guide. We would definitely recommend to our family and friends
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Brad and Karen. I really appreciated it. I'm glad that my support helped for your mobility issues. I've experienced to help mobility challenged clients in my tour before and my back ground as a nurse could help to the situation. I've been extending my knowledge and expanding my guiding area. I hope you'll visit Japan again in the future to see more sites. Thank you once again for having me as your guide. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
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!!
Yukiko amazingly showed 2 jet-lagged seniors everything we planned PLUS a local sumo event. We were taxi dependent but this allowed my slow walking husband to enjoy every minute. We even had an unscheduled stop to purchase must haves for teen grandchildren. I think I have a feel for Tokyo, definitely have history and cultural background thanks to Yukiko. We will return to Tokyo in 12 days and will spend another half day with Yukiko to concentrate on Imperial Gardens. Wonderful experience.
Thank you so much for your great review, Barbara! The sumo event is held only once a year, luckily we could catch the great opportunity. I'm sure you're enjoying to visit other places now. I'm looking forward to meeting you again in 10 days. Have a safe trip and meet you soon.
We spent 2 days touring Tokyo with Yukiko. We had 3 generations on our trip and Yukiko managed to pick a wonderful mix of places to visit that we all enjoyed. Some highlights were the plastic food store, photo booths on Takeshita street, Owl Cafe, Kawaii Monster Cafe, Tokyo Tower, Asukusa. After our 2 days with Yukiko, she also gave us recommendations for some other places to visit. We took full advantage of her knowledge of the city and learned a lot about how to navigate Tokyo
Thank you for your wonderful review for the tour! Some key points of our tour was Kawaii,cute and fun for girls! We dropped off some photogenic places that made our time more enjoyable. I hope you will visit Japan with your family again! Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
My husband and I had a wonderful experience with Yukiko. My husband has difficulty walking and climbing stairs. Yukiko arranged for a wheelchair and made an advanced reservation for our palace tour, and she was conscious about the difficulty of our 1 day tour. We kept in contact discussing possible itineraries, and she was flexible in where and when we wanted to go. Her response time was quick and to the point. Yukiko is very professional and gracious in her manner, she even wore a kimono for our tour. She shared Japanese culture and history in English very well. We couldn't have had a better guide! I would contact her again the next time we are in Japan.
Thank you so much for your thoughtful review, Patrice. It was a beautiful day for walking to see all the sites. I am very happy to hear that you had an enjoyable time in the tour. I always try to do my best as a professional guide, and I would like to progress and expand my expertise until I would meet you again the next time. Domo Arigatou Gizaimashita!!
We were a group of nine composed of three generations. My father and mother both in their seventies, myself, my wife, my sister, my sister-in law, and three kids aged 8, 6, and 5. Yukiko was able to plan the two days that was kept everyone interested and engaged the whole time! Working with Yukiko was a very easy and pleasant experience. The planning process was effortless. As first time visitors to Japan, she made sure she understood what we wanted out of the tour and gave her suggestions accordingly. Her responses were quick and she made an effort to answer all of our questions. Given that we had three young children with us, she made sure to include activities that would interest them. At the start of each day, she gave us an overview of the places we would visit and a brief expla... read more
Thank you so much for your excellent review, JM-san!! I can't find a better word to express my gratitude to your review of my tours. I was very happy that children had a great time with paper folding, treasure hunting and Ninjya activities. I hope what they experienced in Japan helps to broaden their horizons and expand their interests about Japan. I always welcome you back to Japan and see you again. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita !! Yukiko
Thank you Yukiko for a exceptional tour! Yukiko is a wonderful guide with great knowledge and experience in introducing travelers to Japanese culture and history. Her ability to customize our tour and explanations to our needs made our day with her very special. Both the tour and the lunch we spent together included a wealth of information and lots of fun. Yukiko's pre-tour communications and preparations made sure we knew everything needed for our tour and the rest of our time in Japan. Yukiko very successfully customized our tour to perfectly fit our interests with the ability to offer both an excellent overview and a deep dive into subjects of interest. She also made sure our time was well managed taking into account our wishes and interests. Her cheerful and caring personality ar... read more
Thank you so much for a great review you gave my tour! Your heartfelt message encouraged me a lot. I really appreciated it from bottom of my heart. I'm sure that you spent a wonderful time at each city after the tour. I also had an enjoyable time with you and learned a lot about your country. I'd like to visit your country to see everything on my eyes someday. I hung a charm on a wall at my house. There are many beautiful places and things to do in Japan, I recommend visiting hot spring next time. I hope we'll meet again in the future. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
Going to Kamakura with Yukiko was the very best present I could have given myself in Tokyo! She had excellent communication before we met outling in detail our whole interary for our day in Kamakura. We saw everything I hoped to see and did fun things I could not have know about without her wonderful knowledge of the city. She made sure I saw and understood as much of the Japanese culture as she could in out short time together. I was sightseeing alone, and she was so warm and delightful that by the end of our time together I felt as if I had been traveling with a new friend. I was very grateful for how concerned and careful she was to make sure I know how to get back to my hotel. I had the best time with Yukiko and I would definitely love to see more of Japan with her to guide me. Sh... read more
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Kamakura Tour, Eydie!! The time we spent together was cheerful, enjoyable and very memorable for me! My work fills a large part of my life now. I am lucky to be blessed with having this job which is to love what I do. I will cherish the meeting with you for all my life. Thank you once again for choosing me as your guide in Japan. Domo Arigatou!!
My husband and I had a wonderful custom tour with Yukiko who introduced us to traveling on Tokyo trains, eating lunch in a tasty noodle restaurant, visiting a temple and seeing the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace. Throughout the tour, we learned about history of Japan from materials that Yukiko had prepared. She also cheerfully answered all our questions about Japan. We booked the tour as this was our first time visiting Japan and we wanted a brief introduction to the culture. We scheduled the tour on our first day in Tokyo, with plans to explore on our own the second day. Due to flight problems, we were delayed a day and Yukiko generously adjusted her schedule to conduct our tour the next day. We don’t normally use guide services, but thought this experience was excellent.
Thank you so much for your review, Michele! Arigatou Gozaimasu! Although we had unexpected flight problems, I'm glad that we could do a tour on the next day. I'm pleased to hear the tour could help a better understanding about our history and culture and you enjoyed tasty Soba noodles! As far as I know, only this restaurant serve the special source for noodle in Tokyo. I hope you enjoy the rest of your days in Japan. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
Exploring some of Japan’s most highlighted with Yukiko San.. she’s such a warm, friendly person.. make us enjoy the unforgettable Trip...to Arakura Sengen Park, Lake Kawaguchi and Fujiten Snow Resort... She has good knowledge about the place we visited, also the history of Japan.. When we climb up to Arakura Sengen, Yukiko San escorted us patiently...especially to my youngest boy.. She also made our very short visit to Fujiten Snow resort unforgettable in spite of a bit rush of time,,. At the end of our tour she gave me beautiful origami with short message behind.. She even send me Email after that... Such a warm & lovable person! She show us the real Japanese hospitality Thank you Yukiko San Will definitely contact you again When I visit Japan.. Cheers,
Thank you so much for your heartfelt review, Ike-san! I really appreciated it. The day we went to Mt.Fuji was very nice clear sunny day with no clouds so that we could see a beautiful whole view of Mt.Fuji from every visiting site. It was great that we could have two available dates for Mt.Fuji Tour and selected the best date. We visited two areas, Kawaguchi ko area and Gotemba area covered all different scenery and activities. I wish the moment will stay in your heart as long as you live. Thank you once again for choosing me as your guide. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
Our tour with Yukiko was not only the best way that we could have spent our day in Tokyo, but one of the most memorable tours that we've been on. Each moment was customized to our particular interests and introduced us to parts of Tokyo that we would have never found on our own. Memories for a lifetime. Thank you, Yukiko!
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Neil! I really appreciated your comment to the tour. We visited several off the beaten track places following your interests. Each site was meaningful and unique that you can do only in Japan. I hope these experiences would help to your business. I always welcome you so please feel free to contact with me again! Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
Yukiko was the best decision I made in Tokyo. We booked her for 1 whole day. She arranged the day so perfectly and so efficiently. The highlight for the day for us was the lunch she arranged at a traditional japanese joint with traditional music. Food was delicious and the owner was really nice. We wish the best of luck for Yukiko and hope to see her again in the future
Thank you so much for your review! I appreciated it. I'm pleased that you experienced many Japanese cultures on that day and enjoyed all of things. The restaurant is one of my favorite restaurants. I would like to tell him your message when I have a chance. Thank you once again. Please contact with me anytime! Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
Yukiko was kind enough to come to our hotel to teach our two kids some Japanese origami during our two day whirlwind tour of Tokyo. Our kids were looking forward to it more than anything else in their Tokyo trip (much of which was centered around exploring the big city which can be more fun for grown ups than kids) and they talked about their couple of hours with Yukiko as their favourite part of the whole Tokyo visit once we'd left. I'd highly recommend reaching out to Yukiko if you're interested in enquiring about an experience like this as she has more flexibility than the TripleLights site suggests at first - you won't regret it - a really memorable experience.
Thank you for your wonderful review, Gareth!! I was so pleased to hear that Origami lesson was your kids's favorite part of trip in Tokyo. I always cherish a meeting with my clients as once in a life time. Even we spent our time together for only a couple hours, your kids remember this enjoyable time and that makes me very happy. Thank you once again. Hope you and your family will visit Japan, again. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
We had a perfect and fun day with Yukiko. We were on the beginning of a two week trip to Japan and Thailand. Working with Yukiko to plan our tour was very easy. We conversed over email for around 2 months to custom tailor our tour. We only had 1 day to experience the best of Tokyo so Yukiko and I worked on a 5 destination trip plus lunch. Each stop on our tour was great. We started at the Outer Fish market and worked out way through Tokyo. We got really lucky with our timing since our trip was during the Japanese New Year week so everywhere we stopped had decorations celebrating the New Year. Yukiko did a fabulous job explaining to us historical, current and cultural things about Japan. Besides all the destinations, we went to lunch at Asakusa Imahan where we experienced Shabu Shab... read more
Thank you so much for your fantastic review, Robert! I really appreciated. During the tour,we had many opportunities to feel Japanese New Year at each spot and it was very nice. Among several Japanese foods, Shabu Shabu and Sukiyaki are one of my favorites and I'm glad that you really enjoyed the taste of those. The stuff helped us to cook for almost everything was quite unique experience for you and that was one of their hospitality of the restaurant. There are many places to visit on each season in Japan, I hope you'll visit Japan again. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
Yukiko was an absolute gem! From her pleasant friendly demeanor to her excellent command of English, she was patient and made our first few days in Tokyo very enjoyable. My family and I were taken care of every step of the way. I could rest assured my elderly parents were taken care of while I took my kids to disneysea for a day. Yukiko was also great with my kids, explaining to my teenager things he was curious about, and patient with my younger one. I highly recommend Yukiko for anyone looking for a tour guide in Tokyo!
Thank you for your heartfelt review, Sharon!! I'm so happy to hear that the tour was very enjoyable and could support your parents. Please enjoy the rest of your days in Tokyo and Hakone. I hope to meet you and your family again. Let's keep in touch. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
Yukiko was a very good tour guide. She was flexible with our requests. Speaks very good English so it was easy to communicate with her. She was very knowledgeable of the areas we toured. She was very sweet and great to have her show us around Tokyo and Fujiyoshida area.
Thank you for your warm message, Emma! Flexibility is the point of my private tour and I'd like to approach as much as possible on that day to my client's requests and needs. So I'm pleased to hear that I could cover your requests with a flexible frame of mind. I'm always welcome your next visit to Japan. Please feel free to contact with me again. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
Great experience in Tokyo with Yukiko! Very relaxing and enjoyable trip! We were warmly greeted by Yukiko in the hotel lobby and she gave us a short briefing of our itinerary for that day complete with a map. She is very polite and efficient as well! We had a hassle free time on our whole stay and we were able to focus completely on the tour and sites as she took care of everything else. It made us feel very special. She even helped us make reservations in hard to get to restaurants and she was able to get special vegan dishes for my sister and her family. My Dad has a hard time walking around but Yukiko helped us find wheelchairs to bring him around in. She also helped him get up and down stairs. At the end of our tour which was usually at a restaurant she always made sure to talk t... read more
Thank you so much for a very nice review, JV! I really appreciated it and happy to hear that. I was so impressed that your father's wealth of knowledge about Japanese history. I will learn more deeply and would like to expand my knowledge and interests. Please contact with me again whenever you visit Japan! Domo Arigatou !!
I had a wonderful day out in Tokyo with Yukiko experiencing Japanese 'kawai'. We visited Yanaka Ginza and the Harajuku area with a highlight being the Owl Cafe. Yukiko was an excellent guide, spoke English flawlessly and truly customized our 4hr tour to the requests I made. Tokyo is a wonderful city and my experience was enhanced by Yukiko's guidance.
Thank you so much Robert and Krystal! I remember our pleasant time in these areas. We found a lot of "Kawaii" small shops and met "Totemo (very) Kawaii" owls! I had a very good time with you. I would like to show you more about my city, Tokyo next time. Please contact with me for your next visit to Japan! Domo Arigatou Gozaimahsita!!
Yukiko san is an excellent tour guide. She toured us in cultural places as well as modern places in Tokyo. She is knowledgeable of the history of the places. My kids like very much.
Erma san, thank you so much!! It was a lovely meeting with your family. Our itinerary covered both traditional, cultural places and modern places that could enjoy for all of them. I'm very pleased that your kids knew well about Japanese history. Please keep learning whatever kids are interested in. I hope you'll visit Japan again in the future. Thank you once again. Domo Arigatou!!
We asked for an off the beaten path tour and Yukiko delivered. She's amazing
Thank you so much for your prompt review, Howard san! During these two days, we visited some off the beaten places and must- see spots in Tokyo. I hope you keep these memorable memories in your mind and will share your experiences with your lovely family. I always welcome you and your family visit Japan again. Thank you once again, Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
Yukiko has great knowledge and expertise which made my tour very enjoyable. She speaks and understands english very well. I would never have seen all the things I saw or experienced without her help. She is also very good with planning which meant we got around seeing things using the shortest and quickest distance between sights. I would highly recommend Yukiko.
Thank you so much for your heartfelt review, Peter san! I also learned a lot of things from you. It made my knowledge expanded and inspired my curiosity. I would like to visit your country again in the future. I always welcome you and let's keep in touch. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
I requested Yukiko show me her Tokyo and to include a garden. After spending 4 days in Tokyo navigating the rail and transport system it was wonderful that Yukiko took over the thinking allowing me the chance to relax and just go. We visited a beautiful garden the fish market where we had a most memorable Sushi lunch then onto a Temple where a religious ceremony was to take place. Yukiko’s planning was inclusive and thorough in the lead up to my trip to Japan. Thank you Yukiko.
Thank you for taking your time to write a review, Barbara! One of my great opportunities during our conversation was that I could hear about the legend tour guide, Joe Okada in Kyoto. I was amazed when I heard his age, 88 years old! As one of great senior guides in Japan, I have respect his attitude and vitality. I'll keep to do my best to progress my guiding skills and broaden my horizon. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!
Yukiko's tour was a lovely way to begin my first day in Tokyo. She was very professional, having discussed our itinerary via email she prepared a plan for our four hours together that was really enjoyable and informative. Yukiko was friendly and knowledgeable and I gained an insight into Japanese culture that I would never have achieved just walking around by myself. I had requested that she help me gain an understanding of the train network. She had prepared me maps and information and over our time together, patiently explained the intricacies of the system so that I would feel confident traveling around Tokyo. I feel ready to take on Tokyo alone today!! Overall this was a great way to get an introduction to Tokyo through a local's eyes. I would have no hesitation reccomending Yuki... read more
Thank you very much for your wonderful review, Elaine!! How was your day today? I hope everything went well. I'm so happy to hear that the tour was helpful to get an introduction to my city, Tokyo and made your day pleasant one. I hope you can experience something different, memorable and fun during your stays in Tokyo and Kanazawa. Please visit Japan again! Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
Yukiko took us through two whirlwind days around Tokyo. She was punctual, knowledgeable, and friendly! Just having her lead us through the public transportation nightmare that is the Tokyo transit system was worth every penny spent on a private guide. Thanks for an amazing trip!
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I'm pleased to hear that the tour was worth to spend your time and money. I always hope my tour would be meaningful and memorable for my clients so that I'm very happy. I wish you'll have a great time in other cities on your pace and a lot of beautiful memories will stay in your mind. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
Yukiko was amazing! She was knowledgeable, friendly and always did her best. Yukiko was always accommodating and trying to fit our itinerary. She always provided alot of info about the places we were going to visit. She took care of everything for us. If it was raining she would be prepared with umbrellas and raincoats for all of us. If it was hot, she would have fans for us to cool down with. Yukiko was so caring to our family. My daughter and son really loved Yukiko. She was more than a guide, she became our friend! Thank you Yukiko for everything! I loved the 7 lucky cats you drew! See you again soon! Take care!
Thank you very much for your wonderful review, Christine! It is very warm and I am impressed. Every places we visited and the time we spent together will last in my heart as a great memory. I hope 7 lucky cats will bring more happiness and good luck to you and your family. I always welcome your next visit. See you again! Domo Arigatou!!
Yukiko was our guide in Tokyo. We had 2 days booked for my family, my husband and 2 children ages 11 and 12. Yukkio was very knowledgeable and flexible, we never felt pressure to keep to the itinerary. She picked great sites and restaurants for us. She even went out of her way to find a soccer shop, so my son could purchase a Japanese Soccer shirt! She really did her best to ensure that the kids were engaged and having a good time. When we return to Tokyo, we will definitely reach out to Yukiko!
Thank you very much for your warm and heartfelt review, Jennifer! I really appreciated it. I also thank you to share your valuable time in Tokyo with me. I'd like to improve my guiding skills more for your future visit. There are many attractive sites in Tokyo and nearby area that I would like to show you. I welcome your visit always. Thank you once again! Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
Our personalised day tour with Yukiko was fantastic. It was definitely a highlight of our Japanese holiday. We had an amazing day visiting many tourist sites in Tokyo. Having a private tour allowed us to personalise our day to suit our family needs. Yukikko was extremely professional, kind, considerate and answered all our questions along the way. Do not hesitate to book a private tour. We highly recommend Yukiko as a private guide. 5 stars from us! Thank you Yukiko Regards, Sophie
Thank you so much for your warm review, Sophie!! I am pleased that my tour became one of the highlights of your Japan trip. Your kids are very lovely and adorable. If some memories of Japan remain in thier minds, that would be wonderful. I always welcome you and hope to meet you again. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!
Yukiko taught an origami lesson to three children, 8,10, and 12 years old. She was wonderful! She began with simple objects and moved to increasingly complicated creations as the kids caught on quickly through her patient and skillful instruction. She wore a kimono which they also loved, and really enjoyed their time with her. I'd highly recommend Yukiko to any family!
Thank you so much for taking my Origami lesson! I was so impressed that they caught on quickly my instruction and we made 7 different kinds of Origami craft during the lesson. Even after the lesson time was over, they continued to create so many small sized hearts to make a wall decoration on a paper board. I'm so glad that they really enjoyed the lesson and loved Origami. Domo Arigatou!!
Yukiko was our tour guide for June 5, 2018. Yukiko was an excellent tour guide, she was flexible as far as customizing our tour and knowledgeable about the Japanese culture and history. She researched and answered all our questions, and provided many insights and recommendations as to how we can enjoy our Japan tour. She took us to an amazing revolving sushi place, which the whole family enjoyed. Best of all, Yukiko was so accommodating to my aunt who had a slight mobility problem. I think this made the tour extra special as she was so patient with her. I recommend Yukiko to everyone who is going to Japan for the first time.
Thank you very much for taking your time to post a review, Dawn! Your review made me so happy and good to hear that everyone enjoyed the revolving sushi restaurant. Yes, we all enjoyed various kinds of fresh sea foods, fish and even tempura! There are 8 people in your group, I guess that it is not so easy to visit one place to another by yourself. I'm glad to hear that my assistant could help to your aunt and others. There are many beautiful and enjoyable places in Tokyo and other cities, I hope you'll visit Japan again someday. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
Yukiko was GREAT! Even though we only spent one day with her, she was amazing! Very patient!! I would DEFINITELY recommend her to all my friends and family!
Thank you for your review, Charlene!! As you have been to Japan many times, this time we visited some off the beaten track in Kanagawa prefecture and did a lot of new experiences! I'm glad that you enjoyed everything we visited; doing a couple activities and eating many different Japanese foods such as fresh seafoods and Sushi and local Izakaya menu. Thank you once again for choosing me as your guide. I am looking forward to meeting you again in the future!!
We were coming to Japan as a 3 generation family with ages 6-76. We were initially skeptical about any tour guides thinking we could manage on our own with HYPERDIA and google maps. Wow we were all surprised at how easy it was to maneuver with a guide the first day. We booked two half days and asked all the questions we could so we could figure out what we wanted and how to move forward. Yokiko made our trip a breeze. She became a part of our family looking out for us and asking questions in Japanese to locals to get us the answers. Our smallest was so sad she wasn’t going to be joining us thru the rest of the trip. She is amazing and spent time getting to know each one of us so she could help us enjoy her country. There is not a better guide in Tokyo.
Thank you for your wonderful review, Jen! I really appreciate every words that you wrote about my tour. Through the 2 days tour, we spent time getting to know each other and had an enjoyable time together. All of your family are very friendly, and especially your son, I was amazed how quickly he catches every single Japanese words that I taught. I miss all of you and hope everything of your tour is going smoothly and will bring back a lot of memorable experiences. Domo Arigatou!!
Yukiko was a fantastic tour guide. She created an itinerary that showed us highlights of Tokyo in a day. The tour was fun, historical and varied. Saw temples and shrines, learned about Japanese history and culture. Rode the train and rode the boat. Yukiko was prompt and very nice. I highly recommend her as a tour guide to anyone who visits Tokyo.
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed my tour in Tokyo. It was a beautiful day for walking at each spot, especially Tsukiji and Japanese garden. I enjoyed talking with you and your family as well. I hope you will visit Japan again! Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
Having never been to Japan before and not speaking a word of Japanese we were a bit nervous about our trip. This tour was a great introduction to Japan and really helped us feel a lot more at ease. Yukiko was a fabulous guide both informative and very friendly. We did half day tour with visits to the tsujiki fish market, hamarikyu gardens and finished up with a boat taxi up to the asakusa area. She also provided us with a nice introduction to the transit system (including maps and how to buy pasmo cards) which gave us the confidence that we'd be able to navigate around on our own. Overall a fantastic experience which I would recommend to anyone.
Thank you for your great review, James and Katie! I'm glad to hear that my tour could help as a nice introduction to Japan. I'm sure that you've been enjoyed your trip all over Japan by on your own. Japan has many beautiful places and distinctive seasons. I hope you'll visit Japan again! Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
Our tour of Tokyo with Yukiko delighted us in so many ways and was extremely rewarding. Tokyo is a complex city to visit and Yukiko made it so much easier for us. It was time very well spent. The whole day was a cultural delight. Yukiko took such good care of us. Her careful planning and thoughtfulness were obvious. Yukiko has an EXCELLENT command of English. There was absolutely no problem communicating. She was able to answer all of our questions knowledgeably, completely, and clearly. It was quite easy to spend the time with her. Yukiko was very considerate of our preferences and comfort. Her knowledge of Japanese history, culture, and customs is impressive. She is quite intelligent, thoughtful, well-traveled, and most gracious. Having used private guides in... read more
Thank you so much for your heartfelt review of my tour!! I am so impressed all of your words and very appreciated. Whenever I conduct my tour, I cherish the idea of "one life and one meeting". It means we should cherish our meeting that may never happen again. We might have a chance to meet again, but nobody knows what happen in the future and the next meeting will be another special meeting. I also understand that traveling Japan is a special opportunity for all of visitors that may once in their lifetime. So I'm glad to hear that you had a great experiences through my tour this time and brought back many unforgettable wonderful memories. I'm always happy to be your tour guide when you visit Japan again! Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
We spent four day in Tokyo with Yukiko. This was my first solo trip with my 11 year old grandson. Yukiko came up with an excellent itinerary for him. Everything she suggested was a hit. We visited the Imperial Palace and Asakusa. Highlights were the Ninja experience and the Sushi lessons. Asimo was also a hit with Seb. She picked the perfect day to visit Hakone and we were able to enjoy the splendor of Mt. Fuji. Her scheduling allowed us time to spend together exploring Shinjuku and the areas nearby. This was truly a memorable, worry free trip and I have Yukiko to thank.
Thank you so much for your warm review, Isabel! I really appreciated that you chosen me as your guide during your stay in Japan. I'm very glad to hear that the 4 days-tour made your trip memorable and worry free. I was thinking about where is the best places for your grand son and also a visiting order. We did different Japanese culture experiences on each date. I guess that attracted more interest for him. On our last day, it was the perfect day for Hakone and we could see the most beautiful feature of Mt.Fuji from at each place. I hope you and your grand son will visit Japan again and see more sites! Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
Yukiko was very well organised and interesting. She has a great knowledge of Japan and the history of areas and their development was facinating. We come from a country with a breif non indigenous history so it was good to be able to hear about thousands of years of culture and history. We were able to do everything we had hoped for and more. Thank you.
Thank you for your great feedback of my tour yesterday!! I also had an enjoyable time with you and learned your country's culture and many differences. I would like to visit your living area to see on my eyes. I hope you will have a great time in Hakone and Kyoto as well. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
I booked an all day, English guided walking tour with Yukiko through Triplelights. I must say the experience from the booking, to the scheduling, and communication was fantastic. Yukiko and I communicated through the Triplelights website up until a few days before the tour to ensure our tour was planned perfectly. On the tour day, Yukiko met my sister and I promptly at our hotel lobby. The tour was customized to our liking, and although we had some bad weather in the morning the tour was still perfect. We did a lot of walking, took the subway, and also utilized taxi service. We started at the museum which gave us a 360 degree look into Japan then and now, progressed to see temples and shrines, explored the fish market where we had the best meal of our trip, immersed ourselves in t... read more
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I really appreciated it. As you mentioned, we visited so many places on that day and had different experiences in each place. Yes! I bet the one of your highlight of the tour was the sushi restaurant in Tsukiji. Its freshness, taste and a friendly sushi chef made our tour more valuable. I'm very pleased to hear that you had a truly memorable day. Domo Arigatou!!
Yukiko made excellent suggestions for places for us to visit with our 2 boys (age 13 and 7). We visited Tsukiji market, Honda Welcome centre, Samaurai Museum, Ninja Trick House and the shops of Tokyo Station. She was very helpful in showing us how to navigate Tokyo using the train system and made us feel very welcome. On our return visit we would definitely use her services again and would recommend her to anyone who wanted a guide to help them navigate Tokyo and see things you may not ordinarily see. Mervin M
Thank you so much for your review, Mervin! I really appreciated it. I'm glad to hear that the tour was satisfied your interests and expectations. Especially, I remember how much boys were delightful after we did Ninjya experiences. I think it was also an enjoyable and experimental learning for your older son. I will welcome you to visit Japan anytime. Please feel free to contact with me again. Thank you very much for choosing me as your guide this time. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
If you want a personalized tour of Tokyo take one with Yukiko! She’s knowledgeable and well prepared for your interest. We enjoyed her company and were thrilled with all the sights we could visit. There wasn’t a question she could not answer.
Thank you so much for your review, William! I really enjoyed our conversation during the tour. I'm glad to hear the tour satisfied your interests and curiosity. Creating each tour based on your requests and interests is a pleasing and challenging part of my job. I'd like to keep improving my guiding skill for your next visiting in Japan. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!
Yukiko was a wonderful person to tour Tokyo with. She is easy to have a conversation with while walking around; more like touring the city with a friend, not someone you're just meeting for the first time. Yukiko recommended the right mix of sites to interest my husband and I as well as our 7 year old (the ninja experience was a hit and he can't stop talking about it). She was very prepared and gave us brief background history on the various sites we visited, which we really appreciated. I highly recommend a tour with Yukiko.
Thank you for your wonderful review, Ann! I really appreciated. Our tour mixed both historical and experience sites so that adults and a child could both enjoyed it. At the Open air folk house museum, we felt nostalgic atmosphere as if we were in the 17th to 18th century. At the Ninjya experience, we were not only enjoyed the activity but also learned more about Ninjya. I'm very pleased to hear that experience became a highlight for your child! Thank you once again. I hope to meet you again in Tokyo! Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
Yukiko was a wonderful guide who worked with us to personalize our tour. We were in Tokyo for 5 days and hired her for the first 2 days. Without her, there certainly would have been places/events we would have missed. And she was very good in giving us specific recommendations for the best shops for food items we were interested in. My elderly parents were traveling with us and Yukiko was very attentive. The main thing we found in having Yukiko with us is that she greatly removed any of the stress of navigating Tokyo. We found having her with us just made the days so much easier and pleasant. Would definitely recommend her to anyone traveling to Tokyo.
Thank you for your review, Sandra! I really appreciated it. During 2 days tour, we enjoyed so many different foods at each site and satisfied our appetites as well as visiting local spots. Some places are very local like our lunch place on the second date in Asakusa. I think that you may be surprised how tiny space and sit down on the floor, but I hope you also enjoyed the local daily life. You have a warm and lovely family. Japan has a lot of beautiful places and can enjoy at each season. I hope you'll come to visit Japan again! Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!
The reviews don’t to justice when it comes to Kukiko. She is very knowledgeable, flexible with changes, and always had smile on her face. Even durIng transit between locations she took time to teach origami. She also found great reataurant for lunch to accommodate couple vegetarians in our group. All of us in our group enjoyed touring with Yukiko and we would tour again next time we visit.
Thank you so much for your warm review, Tushar! I'm pleased that you enjoyed my tour including Origami lesson during the transit. I always wish my clients to experience everything as much as possible during my tour. I think what you see, feel and try to do in Japan will remain in your heart even after you go back to your country. I hope you will share your memorable experiences during your trip to your family and friends. Thank you once again. I'm looking forward to meeting you again in the future! Domo Arigatou!!
We had such a lovely time making sushi with Yukiko! She was so friendly and welcoming. It was such a unique experience to make sushi with a Tokyo native in her own home. She was so patient with us as we tried for the first time to make hand-shaped sushi rolls. We truly enjoyed our time with Yukiko and would recommend the sushi making class to anyone who is traveling in Tokyo.
Thank you for a great review, Samantha! I really appreciated. We got fresh fish at a local super market and tried to make your own sushi! I'm glad that you could experience not only how to make hand-shaped sushi roll but also see how locals truly live. I hope you will bring back many memorable experiences!! Happy New Year to you! Domo Arigatou!!
My daughter (16) and I arrived in Japan for the first time and do not speak English. We had done our research and knew what we wanted to see but had no idea how to navigate the city and train system. We thankfully hired Yukiko who answered all our questions prior to arriving over email. She was timely and thorough and able to understand exactly what we wanted. Upon arrival she is prompt, professional and had our agenda clearly mapped out. She even printed out copies of suggestions for us to get around after our tour for the remainder of trip. We had a lovely lunch and so much fun exploring the fish market, Akihabara and Harajuku. She even taught us some Japanese over lunch which was amazing! We are headed to Kyoto and Osaka and have decided to hire a guide for us in each city to ensure we ... read more
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Lesley!! I really appreciated. I'm so glad to hear the tour satisfied your curiosity and what you wanted. I also thank you for updating your adventure and pictures on your travel. Your daughter looks great in her boots! I feel relieved that you had a confident to move around today and the map was useful. Seeing is believing. I hope you will have many enjoyable experiences throughout your journey! Thank you once again. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita! See you again!!
One of the best guides ever - fully informed about history, religion, nature. Yukiko planned a wonderful day tour of Tokyo based on our particular interests and arranged everything from transportation to lunch. Outstanding
Thank you very much for your great review, Ford! I' m really appreciated it. Your words encourages me and I will continue to do my best as a professional guide for my clients. I would like to show you more places in Tokyo and other cities. I hope you will visit Japan and contact with me again. Domo Arigatou !!
Yukiko was a fantastic guide. She speaks English very well, and she is informative. Yukiko led us (my husband, 10 year old daughter and me) around Tokyo on a custom tour. I had given her a handful of places that we wanted to see and Yukiko arranged everything. She met us at our hotel, and we took the subway to the Tsukiji fish market. From there, we walked to a restaurant where she had previously made reservations. After lunch, we walked to the Hamarikyu Gardens and drank tea in a teahouse overlooking the gardens. Next we took the riverboat to Asakasa and visited the Senso-Ji shrine as well as walked down the souvenir street. From here we took the subway to Akihabara. Knowing our interests, she took us to specific stores that we would like. From there, she showed us how to take t... read more
Thank you so much for your heartfelt review, Amanda! It was a precious time to spend a whole day with your lovely family. I'm sure her cousins would be happy for the special souvenirs that she bought in Asaksua. I'm glad to hear the tour was helpful as introduction of your trip in Tokyo. There are so many things to see in each season! Please come and visit again!! Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
I would recommend this type of tour (walking and taking the trains) to those who are not familiar with Japan and its train system. Yukiko is very responsible and goes out of her way to accommodate our requests to make changes to our planned itinerary for the day. Although it may seem relatively expensive for an individual but if you have a group of 8 people like ours, the amount each person needs to pay is reasonable.
Thank you very much for your review, Lawrence! Domo Arigatou Gozaimasu!! We visited Tsukiji, Kamakura and Yokohama. These places are not close each other, but I'm pleased that the tour could be adjusted to reflect your requests and interests and everyone had a great time. The tour cost may seem expensive than others, but I'll do my best to make your travel a real pleasant one. I'll continue to keep improving my guiding skills and broaden my horizon. Thank you once again for choosing me as your guide. Hope to see you again!
Yukiko was a flexible and knowledgeable tour guide who customized our tour to our interests. She took us all over Tokyo for 2 days and we felt that she exposed us thoroughly to the culture and the people. Her English was excellent and easy to understand. She also made 2 oragami dinosaures for our young grandsons when she learned they loved dinosaurs. We were only sorry that she was not accompanying us on the rest of our trip! We highly recommend her as a guide.
Thank you for such a wonderful review to my tours! I had an enjoyable time with you in Tokyo and wished to accompany with you in other cities as well. During my tour, surprisingly, you got an interview on the street as a part of NHK educational TV program. I'll check when it's going on air and let you know. I'm sure that you had a lot of memorable experiences throughout Japan. I hope to meet you again and have a chance to make Origami dinosaurs with your grandsons! Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
Yukiko is the very best tour guide!! She helped us out so much and made it such an enjoyable experience. Please book her if you are English speaking and need help just getting around in general.
Thank you for your excellent review, Stacie! I'm pleased that you had an enjoyable time and everything worked out so smoothly. Your family is so friendly and nice. I also had a great time with them! Hope you'll enjoy your trip in Japan and will come back in the future again!
Okay, lame title for review right..? But so true, Yukiko was great, very knowledgeable, punctual and made us feel very welcome to a country we had just landed in! Honestly if there was always a choice for a tour guide I would pick Yukiko you won't be disappointed!! Chris
Thank you for your review, Chris! It was a pleasure meeting with you! I'm glad to hear that you had a good start of your trip and learned many things thorough this Tsukiji Tour. There are many more sites in Tokyo and other cities at any seasons. Hope you will visit Japan again in the future! Domo Arigatou!!
Excellent tour guide. Punctual, efficient, researched your needs before arriving , provided maps and had literature and pictures to aide her explanations, understood what interests me and took me to those areas of interest. I would never have been able to navigate all those trains so efficiently. Worth the money ! Esp if time is limited you could spend more time navigating around and getting lost on your own ! Excellent English and wonderful interpersonal skills. Would highly recommend. Esp if English is your first language.
Thank you for a wonderful review, Wes! I'm glad that you enjoyed seeing the sites as many as possible in a limited time. I'm sure your kids loved to hear about your experience in Japan and souvenirs. Hope you will take your family to Japan in the future and meet you again. Domo ArigatouGozaimashita!!
From the moment we met Yukiko on September 1st, she was just a pleasure to be around and we were thrilled to have her as our guide around Tokyo. She was dressed in a beautiful kimono, and displayed the highest level of professionalism from the moment we began until the moment we said good-bye. She listened to all of our requests and escorted us to all the places we wanted to see, and was particularly adept at planning with us on short notice. Based on our suggestions/wishes she then embellished our tour with other nearby interesting places to see which enriched our experience and understanding. Yukiko was smart, calm, poised, and attentive. In just a half day, she shared a tremendous amount of historical and cultural information with us, answered all of our questions, and engage... read more
Thank you for your heartfelt review of my tour, David and Diane! I'm so glad that my tour could help your better understanding about Japan and get rid of concerns about food allergies. Even a half day tour, we talked about a lot of aspects of Japan! I'm sure you enjoyed at other cities as well. Please contact with me when you return to Tokyo. I'd be happy to meet you again! Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
We had an informative and very pleasant day out. Yukiko was efficient and smoothly guided us through each point of interest. We very much enjoyed chatting with her throughout the day. We learnt a lot of history and found the temples and gardens beautiful. We had fun getting to know her as well. Thank you Yukiko!
Thank you so much for your review, Debra!! It was my pleasure for guiding Kamakura, one of historical cities in eastern Japan. I was really enjoyed to hear your point of views of Japanese life and culture. Also, I realized some differences between Japan and your country that I haven't known before. Thank you once again for joining my tour. Hope to meet you in Japan in the future.Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita ! !
Yukiko is very professional , friendly and helpful . She tries to accommodate all our requests and mange to show us around Tokyo even in a very tight schedule . Would definitely recommend her for my friends and future trips.
Thank you for your kind review, Gina! Even it was a tight schedule, I'm pleased that you could see the sites in Tokyo as many as possible. I hope you will have more time for sightseeing in the next time. Thank you once again. Domo Arigatou !!
We had a wonderful time with Yukiko visiting Asakusa and Meji Shrine Yukiko was very friendly, extremely punctual, and knowleadgeable. We learned much about Japan and its culture. She was very practical in scheduling our interests within our limited time frame. And she gave us recommendations for activities after the tour. Thank you Yukiko
Thank you very much for your kind review! I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed the day and other activities after the tour. It was good to have a chance to visit a Japanese garden inside of Meiji Jingu Shrine and appreciated beautiful louts flowers in a pond. There are a lot of beautiful places and you also enjoy different scenery and activities each season. I hope you'll come back Japan again and share your experience with your friends and family. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
I could not find a better words to describe your services for our family. We are well taken care of, having you is the best experience that we could ever have. As a family with a 4-years and 7-years kids, we are already restricted by the time and movement that we have during tour. However, we still tour Tokyo on places that we wanted to visit and also based on your recommendations. We enjoy the trip to Karamura and Tsuji Market and experiencing the local food and of course, the Kimono. Now, we are back home, we missed you so much. We hope to see you again.
Thank you so much for your heartfelt review! I am really appreciated. On the second day, I was so impreesed that your children showed me how to count in Japanese and gave me a card! They are so adorable and sweet girls. I spent a great time with uou and your family that will never forget. I also miss you all. Hope to meet you again in Singapore and Japan! Domo Arigatou!!
We were happy to engage Yukiko for our trip to Kawaguchiko. Yukiko planned a detailed itinerary for us and all panned out smoothly. She was also patient. We had a great time and our trip was memorable. Without Yukiko , I don't think it was easy to have made it by ourselves especially with a young kid with us. Thanks Yukiko and we hope to meet you again !
Thank you so much for taking my Kawaguchiko tour! I am very appreciated for your review about the tour. I'm glad that you had experiences both nature and culture throughout Aokigahara jyukai hiking, ice cave, going up to the mountain by rope way and visiting pagoda. Mt.Fuji was a bit shy on that day, but we could see many other things and tried to eat local foods which we can not experience in Tokyo. There are many more attractions in other places. I hope you will visit Japan again with your family. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
We were very fortunate to select Yukiko as our guide for a day to see the modern sights of Tokyo. She met us at our hotel wearing a beautiful kimono, which carried respect as we moved through crowded trains and streets to visit Meiji Shrine, Harajuku, Shibuya Crossing and Akihabara. She was very friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and well-organised and easily communicated with us in English. We thought Yukiko was delightful and we thoroughly recommend her for any tour she offers. Thank you for a very enjoyable day, Yukiko!
Thank you so much for your very nice review! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour and also other visiting sites in different cities. From the beginning, we had a great time to talk about many topics. Especially I impressed about several Australian sports like net ball and Australian foot ball. I really like this job to meet everyone like you from all over the world and exchange something invisible, but very valuable things. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
From the beginning to the end this was an excellent tour guide and tour. Yukiko was on-time at our hotel to pick us up, dressed with a kimono which impressed us. She is very knowledgeable about the city's history and sites we visited. She showed us how to ride the metro so we could move around the city on our own during the days following her tour. Very accommodating with our requests and suggested sites we liked very much. She is fluent in English and taught us a few words and phrases in Japanese. We strongly recommend Yukiko as your tour guide in Tokyo. Thank you, Yukiko, for making our visit so memorable and we look forward to seeing you again! Arigatou Gozaimasu!
Thank you so much for sending your review!! I'm very glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour and you could move around the city by your own with no troubles. I also could learn some easy Spanish from you. On the other day, I could understand meaning of one menu at Spanish restaurant! Thank you once again. I look forward to meeting you again and hope to speak some more Spanish until then! Muchas Gracias!!
Yukiko is an amazing, talented, knowledgeable, and fun tour guide. From the moment of booking she communicated, made suggestions, altered the itinerary according to our needs and throughout the 2 days we were with her she investigated details and made arrangements for the rest of our trip after we would not be with her. I recommend her without hesitation. You'll be lucky if you are able to schedule her.
Thank you so much, Robert!! I appreciated your heartfelt review! You are very healthy, delightful, friendly and have very nice family. I learned a lot about your culture and custom. I hope to visit your country someday in the future. Thank you once again. Please enjoy the rest of your trip! Domo Arigatou!!
From the moment we met Yukiko we felt comfortable, she was so welcoming and explained where we were heading and took care of all our travels. My son wanted to see temples and gardens are he loves landscape photography. Yukiko planned our day perfectly allowing plenty of time to take photos and browse through shops without any rush. My sons 17 & 18 thought she was fantastic and they can be hard to please. She catered for our personal requirements perfectly. We will highly recommend her to anyone we know that plans to visit Japan. Yukiko also gave us some great advise and ideas on how to make to most of the rest of our trip on our own. Thank you so much, we look forward to keeping in touch
Thank you very much, Hollie! I'm pleased to hear that you and your son had a wonderful day with me. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures that he took at many places in Kamakura. I'm sure you visited all places that written on your list and experienced a lot of things. I hope you'll come back in the future again and let's keep in touch. Domo Arigatou!!
Yukiko is the best and I'm not exaggerating! Yukiko was recommended to me by two coworkers who have used her tour guiding services in the past. First of all, Yukiko is fluent in English. Communication will not be an issue. Prior to our arrival, Yukiko corresponded with me over email & asked about our interests and what we would like to see in Tokyo. She took our interests and crafted a detailed "plan of the day." We were able to adjust as needed because she was very flexible about the schedule. Well planned but flexible; that was perfect for us! We mainly wanted someone who can give us the inside scoop about the mysterious inner-market of the Tsukiji Fish Market. Without Yukiko's guidance, we would've missed a ton and been prohibited from seeing many things. She translated... read more
Thank you so much Steve!! I can't find the word to express my gratitude toward such a great review! I'm glad to hear that you went back home safely and brought back many memorable memories with you. Did you already try to use your Japanese knives? I'm sure these will enhance your cooking skills more and will make your family happy! I missed your boys. They are so friendly and adorable! Please come back again anytime! Thank you once again to you and your coworkers. I appreciated it very much. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
Yukiko-san is an outstanding guide to have with attention to details. She made our holidays a happy and memorable one.. Not only she heard and guided us, she took her own initiative to write down on a piece of paper in Japanese on some of the special request when dining. Thank you very much Yukiko.
Thank you very much for your review, Steven! I really appreciated it. It was a perfect day to walk under the beautiful cherry blossom trees in full bloom. I remember the view from the window of the restaurant and had a relaxing time with you. I'm so happy to hear that it made your trip memorable and enjoyable one. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!
Yukiko was a knowledgable guide and very accommodating. We had a family of 4 who were with us and they were strict vegetarian. Yukiko was very flexible and she offered some really nice eateries during the tour since we had extra time. She also made us a perfectly timed schedule, giving us the opportunity to see what we wanted. All members of our group really enjoyed the tour.
Thank you for the great review, Rohit! We visited some Shrines and temples and had local delicious foods on that day. I really enjoyed to talk about the influence from your country, especially from the viewpoints of religion. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed to visit all the places that you wanted to see. Thank you once again. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!
I asked for cherry blossoms and seafood for my wife, and history and pop culture for me. All of the stops had a lot of history that I would not have known about and it was nice to talk with Yukiko. This is much better than any group tour and costs less for a family of 4.
Domo Arigatou Gozaimasu, David! I'm glad that you learned more about each place we visited. Cherry blossom tress were absolutely beautiful in the garden and saw both historical and modern part of Japan. On the way, we encountered real Mario cart and many delicious foods. I hope you will come back Tokyo again to see more!
Our day with Yukiko was more than I expected and the experience was truly personalized. Yukiko went out of her way to make sure our day included sights we wanted to see not just the normal Tokyo tourist spots. We communicated several times before the tour so she was able to have a sense of our interests. Most of all she was enthusiastic and informative. She was able to explain details of all our sights and helped us to understand the history of Tokyo. Pacing was great and she took care to make sure there were lifts and escalators available. She even advised us of spots to see on our own while in Tokyo. We couldn't have had a better experience.
Thank you so much for your warm review, Ellen! I had a very good time with you and enjoyed talking about what you realized and surprised in Tokyo. I'm sure that you've seen more beautiful aspects of Japan and experienced something new and different. Japan has 4 distinctive seasons, I hope you will come back any other seasons again! Domo Arigatou!!
Yukiko was a pleasure as a guide. We enjoyed that she arrived wearing a traditional kimono, and we appreciated the visits with her to Meiji Shrine, Rikugien to see the weeping cherry blossom tree, a fun Yakitori, a quick visit to a Cat cafe and Ueno Park for more cherry blossoms. Yukiko was kind and flexible, adapted to the needs of our kids (9,15,18) and arranged things on the fly as the weather turned. She brought extra umbrellas just in case, and provided great information and guidance along the way.
Thank you for your kind review, Randy! As it was cold and partially rain, we modified former itinerary. I'm glad that it could meet the needs of your kids. I had a very good time with your family as well. Thank you once again for choosing me as your tour guide. Domo Arigatou!!
Our day with Yukiko was very full, interesting and at the same time very relaxing!! We had a chance to really have a taste of Japanese culture, nature, people! We took the subway, taxies, ferryboat, visited temples, parks, markets and stores!! Yukiko had organized lunch at a very authentic restaurants where japanese musician performed. Above all we had a chance to get to know her a little bit and to finish the day not tired but completely satisfied!! Thank you Yukiko!!
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! Drinking a powdered green tea under the warm and nice sunlight is one of my great memories. While we were drinking, I introduced an idea of tea ceremony "One opportunity, One encounter" meaning that every encounter should be cherished as it may never happen again. My guide job is same. I hope you will visit Japan again and will meet you! Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!