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Send message only 2 days available in May
$ 46 Hourly rate Price up to 5 people
*Fees for transportation, admission and lunch for the group (including the guide) during the tour will be paid by the customer. *Travel fees from my house to the meeting places will be additionally charged: Nagano; 7,000JPY, Kamakura; 6,000JPY, Shizuoka; 7,000JPY, (If the tour starts before 9:30, another 5,000JPY is required for an accommodation as the guide need to go to the places above one day before.) Tokyo; 5,000JPY, Matsumoto; 5,000JPY, Hakone; 5,000JPY, Mount Fuji/Yamanashi; 1,000JPY
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Last updated: 4 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Hakone , Mount Fuji , Shizuoka , Nagano , Yamanashi

Languages English ( License )

(4) Reviews
Hourly rate 46 USD Price up to 5 people
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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.

Thank you,


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Can I make changes after I book?

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

Starting and ending points of the tour.

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Can I add more people to my booking?

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Will there be other tourists in my tour?

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.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

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.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Reviews ( 4 )

1 month ago |   by TJ

“ Wonderful day spent exploring Hakone and Mount Fuji with Yumiko ”

Right from the first correspondence with Yumiko we were impressed with her professionalism and her willingness to accommodate our preferred itinerary, even accommodating last minute changes and adapting to our requests. She is a very knowledgeable guide who has a very good command of English which made our tour with her very informative and memorable. We enjoyed the various day excursions with her and she managed to show us many lovely places of interest around Hakone. Taking us up to Mount Fiji was a special highlight. Yumiko is very friendly and even though our day was full and long, we never felt pressured or rushed. We highly recommend touring with Yumiko because of her extensive knowledge of Japan and her excellent communication skills.

2 months ago |   by Judith

“ Spectacular Day in Tokyo ”

I booked a tour with Yumiko to see the cherry blossoms around Tokyo. The day was absolutely perfect! She chose the best sites to see the blossoms and navigated the train system with expertise. Her knowledge of the history of Japan was impressive. It felt like I was traveling with an old friend. Thank you Yumiko for a wonderful day. It was a once in a lifetime experience for me!

5 months ago |   by Eng

“ a big thank you ”

A wonderful guide who make the day special for my family in Matsumoto. It was a great pleasure for us to have her to bring us around. A big thank you.

6 months ago |   by Chris

“ English Proficiency A+ ”

We absolutely enjoyed our day with Yumiko! She was extremely informative, sharing plenty of fascinating historical facts with pictures to aid in our understanding. She anticipated the pre-typhoon rains and immediately modified our transportation with our permission. She was always attentive and respectful of our dietary needs. We highly recommend this enthusiastic, energetic, and competent tour guide. Yumiko was special!!!!