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.
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
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
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.
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
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!!
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
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
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
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.
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.