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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!!!