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 wonderful on our tour. She knew how to engage with our 8-year old daughter, especially when she started to get tired and was flexible when we started to get tired. Yumiko is super sweet, knowledgeable and very informative without being overwhelming. Our family fell in love with Japan so we're definitely coming back and looking forward to having her be our guide again!
Thank you for your warmest review, Jack. It's great honor to have such excellent review. I'm very glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with me. I look forward to meeting you again! Please give my best regards to your family. Yumiko
Form the beginning to the end of our 1 day journey, Yumiko was the best guide we could ever have asked for. Professional, friendly and a person who truly loves her job. She was always clear with the schedule but did not hesitate to ask if we wanted any changes made. She went the extra mile in every aspect of the tour. I'm recommending her to my friends/family who plan on visiting Tokyo soon. Did I mention she's always smiling?Farewell Yumiko! Greetings from Mexico!
Hola! CLAUDIO, I think you've got home safely. How was your voyage after visiting Tokyo? Thank you very much for your excellent review!! I really appreciate it. I myself had a great time with you. Your warm words will motivate me! If your friends or family plan to visit Japan, I would appreciate it if you introduce me to them. Please give my best regards to your parents. Adios! Yumiko
We have a family of 6 and she has been with us for the entire trip so far and she is fantastic. She knows Tokyo very well and is great with children of all ages. Helpful with all aspects of trip including trains and all of the Tokyo sights. We couldn't be happier!
Wow! Thank you very much for your prompt and warm review. I'm pleased to be with such a happy family like you. You and your wife are full of love for your children. Let's enjoy Tokyo with me tomorrow too!! Yumiko
An excellent well organised tour guide. Unfortunately we had heavy snow at the start of our tour so we had to change our Itenary on the day. She adapted well. And showed us the sights in Tokyo. Great tour guide.
Thank you for joining me Navaz. It was the coldest day in this winter, but snowing Japanese garden was so memorable! The big shopping center in Akihabara was also fun to stroll. When you come to Japan next time, I'd like to take you to Mt. Fuji. Thank you very much. Yumiko
Yumiko is an excellent tourguide. She arranged a day trip to Mount Fuji and, in particular, to a beginner's ski area where children and adults of all ages can sled, ski, snowboard, etc. She provided thorough instructions for how to get to the Mount Fuji area from Tokyo, and brought along some self-made posters of the volcanic history of the region for us to see. She helped make arrangements for ski equipment rental, and got on skis herself so that she could translate the instructor's lesson from Japanese to English. Amazing! I highly recommend Yumiko for her professionalism, knowledge and positive spirit.
Thank you for your great review, Charles. It's nice that you loved "Mt. Fuji Ski Resort Tour". I myself had a great time with you. I especially enjoyed skiing with your son and sledding with you and your wife! It was a beautiful day and I was very glad that you enjoyed the magnificent views of Mt. Fuji and white snow. I'm pleased that you gave me your word "positive spirit", because it is my first priority on my work. Please come to Japan again sometime. Thank you very much. Yumiko