I am Tomomi Yuyama, a nationally certified English-speaking tour guide.
I was born and raised on the foot of Mt. Fuji which embraces great nature and wildlife on its base.
As the local guide familiar with the historic sites related to Mt. Fuji and its natural beauty, I can make your trip more fascinating and enjoyable. It is a great joy for me to help you have amazing experiences and unforgettable memories.
As the certified nature guide, I can arrange trekking tours in Aokigahara forest, "Sea of Trees" and cutomize tours according to your interests.
I love to interact with people from the different cultural backgrounds as the cultural exchanges with them enrich my life. Through various activities in my tours, I would like you to feel closer to Japan and its people!
All you need is just curiosity, so come and join me with fun!
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: 4 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 12 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 family had a great day with Tomomi San in Mount Fuji area. All of our communication and discussion about our family trip to Mount Fuji went on quite smoothly via email with Tomomi San before the trip actually started. Tomomi San gave me very useful advice on which express bus to take as well as best starting time for our tour. She was so kindly to arrange the itinerary in a way to make our teenage kids feel interesting. Unfortunately, we missed our first bus in Tokyo and arrived in Kawaguchiko bus stop later than our plan, but Tomomi San was so kind to rearrange the schedule, buy the sightseeing bus tickets in advance and do everything to make sure we get the best our of the day though we arrive late. The trip to Bat Cave as well as the short trekking in the "Sea of Tree" Forrest was w... read more
Tomomi was amazing. From all the work getting the exact itinerary that was the right length, getting us bus tickets, arranging a gluten free meal for my daughter and a birthday celebration for my husband, she gave excellent service before the tour even began. In addition, her certification as a naturalist made the hike even more meaningful. I highly recommend her.
Thank you very much for your great review, Ilene-san. It was a great joy for me to celebrate your husband’s birthday with your family at the lunch break. Mt. Fuji is always shy around this time of the year. However, she showed us her beautiful appearance almost all the time during the tour. She also seemed to celebrate his birthday! The time we spent toghther was short, but I really had a wonderful time with you all. Hope the day-trip around the Mt. Fuji area will be an unforgettable memory of your trip in Japan!
Tomomi is a superb guide who is extremely knowledgeable. Over the course of several hours, she introduced me to Aokigahara, pointing out many interesting and important things about this remarkable forest that I never would have noticed myself. Tomomi is a local and nature lover, and it quickly became apparent that share cares a lot about the Fuji Five Lakes region and is passionate about sharing it with visitors. She knows the Aokigahara trails very well, which is valuable given that in a few places, the trail can become a little difficult to follow. I really appreciated that she showed me features of the area that aren't heavily promoted to tourists even though they are arguably more interesting than some of the popular tourist spots. Beyond her experience and knowledge, Tomomi is ... read more
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Blair-san. It was a perfect day to hike through the beautiful forest brimming with greenery. The rain we had on the previous day made the deep green of the mosses and the fresh foliage stood out. I was just happy to see you enjoyed hiking fully even without Mt. Fuji. The Aokigahara forest is the most recommended place to visit among the tourist attractions around the Mt. Fuji area. Hope you had a great time exploring the forest filled with natural beauty spreads on the foot of Mt. Fuji and learned about various aspects of Mt. Fuji through the tour. Please come visit there again in the different season!
Tomomi is an excellent guide. Detailed, considerate and very knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip!
Thank very much you for your review, Wilson-san. The day you took the tour was quite hot. It was really nice to stroll through the forest on such a hot day since the dense foliage in the forest blocked glaring sunlight. What made me happy was that you two seemed to have enjoyed hiking and impressed with the distinctive scenery spread in the forest. I’m just happy to have shared such lovely time with you. I really appreciate that you hired me as your guide.
First, let me say that my husband and I never hired a guide before. So this was our first time and we are extremely happy we did. From the time of booking she was very helpful and responsive answered any questioned I had. We were greeted with a warm smile and the tour didn't feel forced or boring at all. It felt like we went hiking with a friend who taught us about beautiful Mt. Fuji & The way of life in this amazing county.
Thank you so much for your great review, Amber-san! A three-hour hike with you was quite exciting and enjoyable as we have something in common which is we all are the nature lovers! It was a nice surprise for me to know that you were on your honeymoon. I’m very pleased that I shared some of your special time with you. As there were few people on the trails and at the caves luckily, we enjoyed the serene and peaceful atmosphere of the forest to the fullest. Hope the forest hike will be one of the unforgettable memories you had in Japan! The Mt. Fuji area is rich in natural beauty and has the different faces though the seasons. Looking forward to your coming back!