Hello, I'm Yumiko, nationally certified English-speaking tour guide.
I live in Yamanashi Prefecture, which is next to Tokyo and the home of Mt. Fuji.
I myself love to travel, find something interesting, eat local good food, and have wonderful experience!!
I'd like to make your tour enjoyable and memorable.
Mt. Fuji area including the Fuji Five Lakes has many nice spots you must visit.
Walking tour in Aokigahara Forest is my favorite. Cycling around Lake Kawaguchiko is also fun!
Visit to Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine will inspire you with holy feeling.
Quick tour & tasting at Sake brewery are popular as well.
Let's enjoy together!!
I guide you not only around Yamanashi Prefecure, but also Nagano, Shizuoka, Tokyo, Hakone, and Kamakura. For example, as for Nagano, I guide you to Snow Monkey, Zenko-ji Temple, Matsumoto Castle, Daio Wasabi Farm in Azumino, Nakasendo, and so on.
Please feel free to contact me.
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: 2 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 15 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.
Yumiko was a delight to have as our guide and is incredibly knowledgeable! Her English is great and her understanding of what we wanted out of trip was appreciated.
Thank you very much for your great review!! I was so impressed by your family ties as one team. It was nice meeting you. I hope we will meet again. Enjoy your trip in Japan. Yumiko
Yumiko and I became friends the first day I met her! Her sweet spirit was so refreshing and she made me feel welcome and comfortable. Her English was amazing considering I heard several other guides speaking while we were touring. The itinerary she planned each day was the perfect amount to see and her explanations and knowledge was excellent. I was sad as I waved goodbye from the bus to return to my hotel. I would highly recommend her!!! You won’t be disappointed. A personal note : Thank you for making my trip to Japan a wonderful memory! Love, Mary
Mary, Thank you very much for your heart-warming review!! I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your private tours in Tokyo and Mt. Fuji with me. I myself had a pleasant time with you! The beautiful kimono you bought at Omotesando looked very good on you. Please enjoy Japanese culture even after you come back home. I hope we will meet again!! Thank you again, Love, Yumiko
Yumiko was an enthusiastic guide who took us too the major sites and to some unique locations and events. We appreciated her knowledge and enjoyed her company.
Thank you for your warm review!! I myself had a great time with you. I believe that watching a special Buddhism ritual at Fukagawa Fudoudou Temple was so impressive experience for you. I hope you fully enjoy the rest of your trip in Japan. Yumiko
What a special experience in Shimizu area with Yumiko as our guide. She was in constant communications leading up to our time together and suggested a wonderful itinerary for our family. On the long rides to and from the port she shared information about the area and went above and beyond entertaining us with origami and teaching Japanese phrases. She took us to a wonderful authentic marketplace for lunch that all the locals were enjoying their Sunday lunch at it was delicious and a cultural treat. We even got to experience all of the Geishas walking to the shrine through the market, a rare treat as she informed us. We were in the area to see Mt Fuji, but the sky was overcast and we only caught a glimpse here and there, but that didn't matter because Yumiko was prepared with the photos of... read more
Anna, Thank you so much for your warm review!! Your lovely message made me happy. I myself had a great time with you and your family. Have you enjoyed Sake you bought at the Sake Brewery? Thanks to you, I've enjoyed Sake flavored with yuzu citrus. I hope to meet you again in the near future!! Thank you very much, Yumiko
Caught the train to Mount Fuji, then with Yumikos assistance hired a car. I then drove around the area and up to the 5th station with her as our guide. Wonderful and educating day as I drove our friends and her around. With her help we squeezed as much into the day as we could.
Thank you very much for your kind review. Thanks to your safe drive, we could enjoy our tour smoothly. The view from Mt. Fuji 5th station was breath-taking! Have you already got the postcard which your wife posted at Mt. Fuji? It will be a pleasant memory! Thank you, Yumiko