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.
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)
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
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!
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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