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$ 45 Hourly rate Price up to 5 people
*Fees for transportation, admission and lunch for the group (including the guide) during the tour will be paid by the customer. *Travel fees from my house to the meeting places will be additionally charged: Nagano; 7,000JPY, Kamakura; 6,000JPY, Shizuoka; 7,000JPY, (If the tour starts before 9:30, another 5,000JPY is required for an accommodation as the guide need to go to the places above one day before.) Tokyo; 6,000JPY, Matsumoto; 5,000JPY, Hakone; 6,000JPY, Mount Fuji/Yamanashi; 1,000JPY
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Last updated: 8 hours ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Mount Fuji , Hakone , Yokohama , Shizuoka , Nagano , Yamanashi

Languages English ( License )

(18) Reviews
Hourly rate 45 USD Price up to 5 people
( Max : 15 People )
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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.

Thank you,


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The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

1 Person
Up to 5 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $40.50 $45.00 $9.00
4 Hours $162.00 $180.00 $36.00
8 Hours $324.00 $360.00 $72.00

* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 15 maximum

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

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

Starting and ending points of the tour.

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.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

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.

Can I add more people to my booking?

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.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

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.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

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.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 18 )
CLAUDIO CLAUDIO Mexico ( Family )
1 week 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!


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 )
1 week 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!


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 )
1 month 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.


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 )
2 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.


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 )
2 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


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