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Yumiko

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(29) Reviews
$ 47 Hourly rate
Reviews ( 29 )
jerry Jerry United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Terrific tour of Hakone ”

Yumiko was knowledgeable, warm, friendly and we had a great time. All of our expectations were met, and more. you can’t go wrong with Yumiko

Yumiko:

Wow!! Thank you for writing review! I also had a great time with you at relaxed pace. I hope we will meet again in the near future. Thank you very much. Yumiko

Lisa Lisa Canada ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Phenomenal Guide ”

Yumiko is by far one of the best guides our family has ever had in all of our travels. She has a very positive, energetic, warm demeanour and is extremely knowledgeable about history, topography and other important aspects of our visit. She provides just enough information to make the visit very interesting but doesn’t overdo it. Her English is excellent. She goes out of her way to help everyone enjoy their day. She even taught our family some origami while we had a little down time. We highly recommend Yumiko for a fabulous experience.

Yumiko:

Wow!! Thank you very much for your excellent and prompt reveiw, Lisa!! I'm so happy to be with you and your family. Let's enjoy your private tour with me! Yumiko

Eduard Eduard Russian Federation ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Tokyo. Mt. Fuji ”

We liked the tour

Yumiko:

Thank you for writing your review. I know you are busy to prepare for the very early departure. I hope we can meet next year again!! Enjoy your trip in Japan. Yumiko

Ross Ross United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Visit Japan ”

Our overall experience with Yumiko was great. We toured with her for 3.25 days around Tokyo and the Mt. Fuji area. She was always very timely, kind, and respectful of our time. She helped us to create an itinerary that matched our interests and available time. She shared with us her great knowledge of Japan and the sites we were visiting. She helped to seamlessly guide us across the city from one spot to the next without us having to think about navigating the city. She adjusted our itinerary on the fly one afternoon so we could attend a ceremonial service being held in a Temple with little to no other tourists in attendance. She helped us to secure our reservations on the JR to travel to other areas of the country we would be visiting during our stay. Overall, Yumiko was knowledgeable an... read more

Yumiko:

Thank you very much for your kind review!! I’m glad to hear that you could enjoy your travel to Japan, especially in Tokyo and Mt. Fuji area with me. It was a great pleasure if I could help you to make your tour going smoothly. We walked a lot, didn’t we? We could visit not only major sightseeing spots in Tokyo, but also one of the local temples. I believe that you were deeply impressed by “Goma” ritual at the temple. On our last day, you were lucky to see Mt. Fuji, even though it was in mid rainy season! Thank you for visiting Japan! I had a great time with you. Yumiko

jenny Jenny Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Not enough stars ?? for this lady ”

We had the pleasure of spending the day with Yumiko and her driver whilst on a day trip in Tokyo. This was booked before our departure from Australia. Communication and answers to many questions were dealt with promptly and efficiently on every occasion. On arrival in Tokyo she met us at the Yokohama Cruise Terminal. Her warm and infectious personality was instantly appealing. She shared lots of information about her country and the culture and we even had a lesson in simple Japanese phrases. Yumiko was flexible with travel arrangement as some plans had to be changed due to heavy rain. Yumiko created a most enjoyable day. Yumiko suggested a lovely restaurant for lunch and we enjoyed many laughs together with lovely local food. We wish we had more time to share with this beautiful lady. Yum... read more

Yumiko:

Wow!! Thank you very much for your great review!! Though it was such a rainy day, I'm relieved to hear that you enjoyed your private tour with us. Thanks to your good choice, we could move smooth by a private car. I was very glad that you liked soba noodles, beautiful tempra, and dangerous sake! I believe that strolling and shopping on the food floor (Depa-chika in Japanese) at Mistukoshi Department store Ginza was very interesting for you. I myself had a good time with you. Please enjoy the rest of your voyage safely. Thank you, Yumiko

Mahalia Mahalia Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ 1 day in Kawaguchiko ”

Yumiko-san was very responsive during booking. She recommended the itinerary for my family with 2 primary school children and the train route that we needed to take to Kawaguchiko. It was very helpful. Our itinerary had to be changed due to the weather but we weren’t disappointed. We were able to see Mt Fuji on the train ride and a little bit on the Ropeway before the weather changed. The Monkey Theatre was the highlight of the tour for my daughter 😁. During lunch, she taught us a few Japanese phrases whilst waiting for the food. During afternoon tea break, she taught us how to make Mt Fuji origami which we are going to bring home. I bought a sweet , Raisin Sand as per Yumiko-san recommendation and it was oishii! Overall, very good tour guide and her English is very good too. You won’t be ... read more

Yumiko:

Mahalia-san, thank you very much for your kind review!! Though it was a rainy day, you were so lucky to see Mt. Fuji early in the morning. It was a good timing! I was pleased that your son walked with me and I heard your daughter's happy laughter! You and your husband were kind and gentle, so that your tour went smooth being blessed with good timing. I'm happy to know you enjoyed the raisin sand! The raisins were produced here in Yamanashi Prefecture. Also, I have a joyful heart to find you used some Japanese words in your review. Someday, maybe in 10 years, if you come to Japan again with your grown children, I couldn't be happier. Thank you, Yumiko

Todd Todd United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Great active day with Yumiko ”

My family and I had a wonderful day with Yumiko. We explored a lava cave and went on a beautiful bike ride around one of Mount Fuji’s 5 Lakes. We also had an incredible lunch at a local Japanese restaurant. Yumiko was delightful and did everything to ensure we had a great day. I would highly recommend Yumiko!

Yumiko:

Thank you for you warm review, Todd. I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed exploring the Wind cave in Aokigahara Forest and biking around Lake Kawaguchiko. It was a great time to bike with a refreshing breeze and views of Mt. Fuji. Also, I was glad that you liked the local specialty for lunch. Thank you very much for your tour with me!! Please give my best regards to your family. Yumiko

Eloisa Eloisa Brazil ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Amazing expecience in Japan ”

Our tour was amazing, we saw the principal places in Tokyo with an excellent guide! We love the experience of a private guide, Yumiko was kind, helpful, funny and the best guide! We are só thankful to everything we experience with her!

Yumiko:

Hi Eloisa, thank you very much for your kind review. And thank you very much for coming Japan a long way! It was a pleasure to spend one week with you and your family. I could not speak Portuguese, but you kindly interpreted what I talked to your parents. Thank you! I'm happy if you came to like Japan through your experiences with me!! Yumiko

Elaine Elaine United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Fantastic guide! ”

Yumiko planned and executed the most memorable and enjoyable day in Hakone for our family. She is a delight to be with and is very knowledgeable. She was tuned in to our interests and knew just how to make our day the best!

Yumiko:

Thank you for your great review, Elaine. I'm pleased to hear that you really enjoyed your customized tour. You were open to my suggestions and I also learned from you. Your pleasure is my pleasure! Please give my best regards to your family. Thank you very much. Yumiko

Benjamin Benjamin Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Amazing local Shuzenji Tour ”

Yumiko-san was an amazing guide. She was punctual, polite and knowledgeable. We had a very pleasant trip and bonded over conversation, food and nature. We enjoyed local shiitake mushroom picking, wasabi farms and waterfalls in the rich histort of Shuzenji. As recommended by Yumiko-san, I highly recommend hiring a car to go to this part of town as there are limited public travel options. We had a wonderful day and I can’t wait to recommend her to my family and friends. Domo, arigatou Yumiko-san!

Yumiko:

Benjamin-san, Thank you for your warm review. It was nice meeting you! And thank you very much for sharing your happy holiday with me. I myself had a great time, because I also love nature!! The BBQ of just picked thick Shiitake mushroom was so good (oishikatta)! Making wasabizuke was fun! When you come to Japan next, please contact me again! When your family or friends come to Japan, I'll welcome them! ありがとう‼︎ Yumiko

Jack Jack United States
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Yumiko is amazing! ”

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!

Yumiko:

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

CLAUDIO CLAUDIO Mexico ( Family )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Yumiko was the best guide we could ever have asked for. ”

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!

Yumiko:

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

Todd Todd Canada ( Family with kids )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Tokyo Travels ”

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!

Yumiko:

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

Navaz Navaz United Kingdom ( Friends )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Great insight into Tokyo ”

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.

Yumiko:

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

charles Charles Singapore ( Family )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Excellent Guide ”

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.

Yumiko:

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

Rachel Rachel United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Family tour of Mt Fuji area ”

Our family of four which includes two boys ages 8 and 13 enjoyed a wonderful time touring the Mt Fuji area with Yumiko. She is an excellent tour guide. Yumiko is not only very knowledgeable, but she is very easy going and truly a pleasure to be with. The night before our tour, we decided to change the original plan and Yumiko was unphased. Her main concern was to meet our family’s needs and she was very accommodating. We originally planned a full day tour with Yumiko, but ended up only touring Mt Fuji with Yumiko for a half day and we didn’t finalize our plans until the morning of our tour. Yumiko definitely rose to the challenge and still manage to provide us with an amazing tour. We traveled by taxi in order to make good use of our time and stared off with the ice cave in Aokigahara Fore... read more

Yumiko:

Thank you for your great review, Rachel!! Your tour ended up a half day, but I believe that the most important thing is for you to fully enjoy your time during your trip. It was a beautiful day, and you could see the snow-capped Mt. Fuji with clear sky. The forest was also bright. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed the flexible tour in Mt. Fuji area. And I'm sure you did enjoy shopping and amusement park in the afternoon! Please enjoy the rest of your travel in Japan. Thank you very much. Yumiko

Raymond Raymond Singapore ( Family )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ A guide who is like a friend ”

My family had enjoyed the day trip around Lake Kawaguchi with Yumiko as our guide. When we met in the morning, she took the effort to get to remember the names of our family of 5 by writing them down immediately. She was well versed with the history and the background of the various destinations that she brought us to. She even brought with her 'teaching' material to show us the history of Mt Fuji. While waiting for our lunch, she took the effort to teach us some simple daily usage Japanese phrases. At the different destination, she would choose for us the best spot to take pictures, and she would always volunteer to take picture for our family, which I really appreciate. At the end of the tour, she even went the extra mile of following me along to the car rental shop to return my car, and... read more

Yumiko:

Hello Raymond, thank you very much for your great review. For me, you and your family were like my relatives from Singapore because I really had a great time with you in a relaxed atmosphere. I was very glad that you enjoyed the views of Mt. Fuji and autumn colors in a beautiful day. Exploring in the Wind Cave and walking along the shore of Lake Kawguchiko were also fun! Your family are nice and warm, and I was so impressed by your family's smile and Jorden's Japanese!! When you come to Japan next, please contact me again. Thank you, Yumiko

Richard Richard United States ( Couple )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Tokyo touring ”

Yumiko was very prompt and accommodating. We covered a lot of ground and navigated the subway system handily. On the second day, Yumiko helped up onto the proper JR train to our next destination.

Yumiko:

Thank you for your kind review, Richard. Though it was just two days before your tour that I got your inquiry, it was nice that we enjoyed the tour flexibly. I also had a good time with you. Thank you very much!! Yumiko

Mitsuru Mitsuru Japan
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Friendly and professional tour guide! ”

Yumiko-san is the kind of person who is passionate for what she does!! She is so knowledgeable and experienced professional, so no worries and don’t loose your time planning details of your trip. Just let her conduct you and all you need to do is relax and enjoy your tour. Highly recommend!!

Yumiko:

Hi Mitsuru-san, Thank you very much for your kind review!! I'm delighted that you enjoyed your tour. You are so gentle and honest, so I myself had a great time with you. When you have a next chance to come to Mt. Fuji, please contact me again. I'll be ready to guide you anytime. Thank you. Yumiko

David, Lori and Justin David, United States ( Family )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Amazing guide and fun to be with ”

Yumiko was our perfect guide on a fun-filled wonderful trip. Although we have traveled the world, we decided for the first time to have a personal guide join us our trip to Japan. It was a smart decision. Yumiko is friendly and knowledgeable, and we became best friends by the end of the first day. Her calling as a guide surpassed our highest expectations. Before the actual trip, we communicated and together developed an exciting itinerary which could not have been any better. Our five days included Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, and a special trip to Takayama to attend one of the three best festivals in Japan. Her expertise was over the top. Because we wanted to see one of the major festivals that Japan is known for, she was able to arrange an upscale ryokan with "onsen" at Takayama at the hei... read more

Yumiko:

Thank you for your warm review, David. Couldn't be happier to hear that. We talked a lot about the itinerary before the tour, so when I met your family on the first day, I felt as if we'd meet for the first time in a long time. I was very glad that you, your wife and son showed up with a friendly smile. In Tokyo, it was a busy day, but visiting traditional, cultural and high-tech spots was so exciting, wasn't it? In Hakone, you stayed at a nice ryokan with Onsen. At Takayama Autumn Festival, I was delighted that you enjoyed contact with local people. Eating festive light meal at the stall was also fun and nice experience! I myself had a great time with you. Thank you very much for the nice opportunity. I wish you all the best. Yumiko

Jane Jane United States
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Stationery Shopping. ”

It was like shopping with a friend. Yumiko was patient, pointed things out I didn’t notice. Went beyond what you’d except. Highly recommend Yumiko!!! Next time I’m in Tokyo, I’ll be contacting Yumiko for more stationery shipping.

Yumiko:

Thank you for your warm review, Jane. I learned a lot about stationery from this tour with you. It was fun to find out interesting items. Pancakes were also so good‼︎ I hope to meet you again in a couple of years. Please take care of yourself.

Hayley Hayley United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Fantastic Day in Fuji & Hakone! ”

Our day with Yumiko was the absolute highlight of our trip to Japan! From the Fuji 5th Station to eating black eggs, we really did it ALL! She was incredibly accommodating and created a jam-packed, perfect itinerary for us. We met Yumiko at Kawaguchiko bus station where she picked us up in a private taxi -- we then went to Fuji 5th Station, had a DELICIOUS lunch overlooking Lake Kawaguchiko, Chureito Pagoda, then on to Hakone for the ropeway and Lake Ashi pirate ship. I can't believe how much we did in one day -- 5 stars doesn't even begin to cover how wonderful she was. She even taught us origami while stuck in traffic ;) Thank you Yumiko for an unforgettable day!! -Hayley & Emmy (NYC)

Yumiko:

Thank you for your great review, Hayley & Emmy!! It was a big pleasure meeting you. I'm very glad that you really enjoyed your private tour with me. I also really enjoyed the tour with you. I was relieved that you could see the splendid view of Mt. Fuji on the day. You will be able to live seven years longer thanks to black eggs (smile) ! Thank you very much for your warm smile. When I go to NY, I'll definitely contact you. Yumiko

Jennifer Jennifer United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ 1 Day Hakone ”

Yumiko was our guide in Hakone. We had 1 day booked for my family, my husband and 2 children ages 11 and 12, and our friends with 2 children ages 8 and 10. Yumiko was very knowledgeable and flexible, we never felt pressure to keep to the itinerary. She introduced us to black eggs, which is a great memory! She really did her best to ensure that the kids were engaged and having a good time. When we return, we will definitely reach out to Yumiko!

Yumiko:

Thank you for your kind review, Jennifer!! It was nice meeting you and I had a great time with you. Your trip with your family and your friends' family was wonderful, however, I'm sorry that Mt. Fuji was shy! hope to see you again. Thank you very much. Yumiko

Albert Albert United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Yumiko is so AWESOME! ”

I can’t tell you how much we enjoy our day with Yumiko visiting Mt Fuji and various sites. She was so professional from the moment I contacted her few months before our tour. She was very responsive to my inquiries and make sure that our tour fits into everyone’s need as we have a very large group. Yumiko even check out my hotel the day before to make sure where we should meet, where the van should park, and notify with a personal note to the concierge to confirm our tour. Yumiko has commanding knowledge of Mt Fuji and other sites we visited. She even kept our group fun in the van with games and learning Japanese phrases. Every member of our group had such a great time. We are going to hike to the top of Mt Fuji next time with Yumiko. And finally, Yumiko is such a wonderful person. We are ... read more

Yumiko:

Wow!!!!! Thank you very much for your kind review, Albert. I myself really enjoyed your tour. It was a pleasure sharing a great time with you, which will be unforgettable. For next time, I should continue to train my body! Thank you so much again, and I look forward to seeing you again in a couple of years. Please give my best regards to your family and friends.

Stephen Stephen Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ EXCEPTIONAL!!!! ”

YUMIKO IS EVERYTHING ONE MIGHT EXPECT IN A JAPANESE LADY. SHE MADE OUR ONE DAY STAY IN TOKYO MEMORABLE. I CERTAINLY RECOMMEND HER TO ANYONE WHO VALUES INTELLIGENCE, SENSITIVITY, METICULOUS PLANNING AND SUBJECT KNOWLEDGE IN A PROFESSIONAL GUIDE. ALL ASPECTS OF THIS EXPERIENCE SURPASSED MY EXPECTATIONS. THANKYOU YUMIKO. STEPHEN MACKIE

Yumiko:

Thank you for your warm review, Stephen san. It's a great honor for me to be given such an excellent comment. I'm very happy that you fully enjoyed your tour in Tokyo and I myself had a great time with you. When you and your friends visit Japan next time, please contact me again. Thank you very much. Yumiko

TJ TJ Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ 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.

Yumiko:

Hello Mr. TJ, Thank you very much for your warm review!! I'm so pleased that you fully enjoyed your private tour. I myself had great time with you and your lovely family. If you have next chance to visit Japan, please contact me again! Thank you very much with big smile(^o^) Yumiko

Judith Judith United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ 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!

Yumiko:

Thank you for your warm review! I'm so pleased that you could enjoy the cherry blossoms in full bloom. I had a great time with you. Your word, once in a life time experience, gave me the important spirit as a guide. Thank you so much, my friend, Judy.

Eng Shi ong Eng Singapore ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ 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.

Yumiko:

Wow! Thank you very much for your kind review. Please enjoy your stay in Japan. I'd like to guide you and your family around Mt. Fuji next time!!

Chris Chris United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ 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!!!!

Yumiko:

Thank you for your warm review!! I really appreciate your joining me. I had a great time with you and your family. I'd be happy if your tour of Narai, Tsumago and Magome made a good memory for you. Thank you very much.

*Fees for transportation, admission and lunch for the group (including the guide) during the tour will be paid by the customer.
*Transportation fare from my house to a meeting place will be additionally charged: Nagano; 7,000JPY, Kamakura; 7,000JPY, Shizuoka; 7,000JPY, Tokyo; 7,000JPY, Matsumoto; 5,000JPY, Hakone; 7,000JPY,
(If a tour starts before 9:30, another 5,000JPY is required for an accommodation.)
Mt. Fuji/Yamanashi; 1,000JPY
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