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.
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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!
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
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!
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