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.
Tomomi was really fantastic. She was so full of knowledge of both the Mount Fuji area and of Japan in general. She takes nature tours and was so friendly. We had a truly amazing time with her. And her English was the best we have encountered here in Japan !
Thank you very much for your great review, Gary and Suzanne! We spent just half a day together, but I had a wonderful time with you as you two were super friendly and kind. I love your jokes! What *******ted about during the tour varied from something serious to funny ones. I enjoyed all. I was really lucky to be your guide! Mt. Fuji and myself always welcome your visit again. Arigato-gozaimasita.
Tomomi was very helpful and such a great companion to our family day at Mt Fuji. Very flexible as we had a handicapped father. She adjusted beautifully throughout the day that included her joining us on a fantastic speedboat ride on Lake Fuji. Definitely worth the extra money for a guide and she speaks incredibly great English. She made the trip memorable and even helped my dad which gave us a quick shopping trip break. Couldn’t do that great of a day without her!
Thank you very much for your great comment on the day-tour. The time we spent together was short, but precious for me. I was just happy that I became part of your family and shared some memories your dad had in Japan in his childhood. The highlight of your day-trip must have been a speedboat we rode in Lake Kawaguchiko. You guys all seemed to be thrilled with it and have super fun! It was too exciting for me though.. Hope you all come back to Japan in winter to see a breathtaking view of Mt. Fuji and to enjoy “Onsen” (hot spring) which would be effective for your dad. Arigatou gozaimashita!
Tomomi is a knowledgeable and personable guide who took us for a full day visiting the Aokigahara Forest and surrounding area. She was both responsive to our requests and able to offer suggestions that always were the best option. We hiked several miles in the forest with Tomomi pointing out intriguing natural features. We also visited the Bat Cave and the entrance to the Water Cave. All the locals knew Tomomi which allowed us to see some sights that are usually private. We highly recommend Tomomi if you want a personalized and informative guide and companion while visiting the five lakes region.
Thank you for giving me such a good review, Otak-san. It was a great joy for me to see you all enjoy hiking in the forest and wandering around the craft village. The hike in the forest was a bit longer than scheduled. However, I believe it was worth the time since we were able to get to where your son wanted to visit. I really had fun chatting with you all, sharing lots of topics we were interested in. Although Mt. Fuji was too shy to come out this time, she is always there to welcome your visit again. Hope you come back to find more must-sees!
Tomomi right from our first communication was thoughtful and thorough. We knew that we didn't want to do the mainstream things when we visited the Mt Fuji area. We had a couple of ideas that we shared with Tomomi. She not only got back to us with some suggestions she went the extra mile to provide websites and supporting details to help us make the best selection for us. We booked a full day tour and a private van and again Tomomi took the extra steps of coordinating with our driver to make sure that our day would go smoothly. Yesterday, we spent the day with Tomomi and it was all that we wanted and more, her knowledge of the area, of nature, of Mt Fuji and of the culture were greatly appreciated. Her verbal and written skills are exceptional but what we enjoyed most was her genuin... read more
Thank you so much for your great comments on the day-tour we had. I had a precious time with you all. I felt like I was part of your family as we had something in common, especially nature! Your girls were fascinated with everything they saw and found in the forest. They made me happy since my joy as the guide is to see my guests having fun during the tour. Your family’s deep interest in Japanese culture at Kimono art museum was quite inspiring. It was just fantastic to have matcha green tea in the serene atmosphere, viewing the beautiful Japanese-style garden, wasn’t it? We just spent a day together which was quite short, but will be the unforgettable memory for me. Thank you very much again for sharing your time with me! Hope you come back to the Mt. Fuji are again to see Mt. Fuji near... read more
Tomomi is wonderful! She is very knowledgeable and helpful. She made it very easy to navigate how to get there. Highly recommend booking a tour with Tomomi!
Thank you for giving me a good review, Sara-san. You and your cousins were so cheerful and friendly all the way during the hike that I had a lot of fun with you all. I’m just happy to have showed you around the forest as you had great interest in what you saw and experienced there. Mt. Fuji did not show us her beautiful appearance on that day unfortunately. However, now you have good reason to come back to the Mt. Fuji area again. To see Mt. Fuji!