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: 4 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.
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!!