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.
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
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
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
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