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Yoko

Licensed Guide
  (63) Reviews
Send message only 9 days available in December
US$ 36 Hourly rate Price up to 5 people
It will be first booked, first served basis.

If you're interested in TOKYO, MOUNT FUJI, or NIKKO, please check the tours before you make inquiries. (Some transportation for Mount Fuji or Nikko might be fully booked if you do last minute booking.)

If you'd like a car chartered, please check the PRIVATE CARS TOUR by yourself.
It's concerned with your budget, so I'm afraid I cannot make arrangements for that, but I will be happy to guide you with the car you chartered.

It's impossible to make quotes without knowing the spots you would like to visit.
Nikko and Mount Fuji are approximately two hours on Limited Express from Shinjuku or Asakusa.
Tokyo is not a compact city, but a huge one.

If you have difficulties with stairs, please tell me in your message. Thank you.
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Last updated: 6 hours ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Mount Fuji , Yokohama , Kanagawa , Nikko , Yamanashi

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

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(63) Reviews
Hourly rate 36 USD Price up to 5 people
( Max : 9 People )
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About

Hi, I'm Yoko, a National License Tour Guide.
I speak with an American accent, 'cause I lived in Seattle, Washington for six years in my childhood(3-9 years old).
Now I live within a walking distance from Ueno Park, Tokyo, so I see a lot of International tourists walking around in my neighborhood every day.
(I'm giving some discounts on some of the tours, and I would appreciate if you could see things better at a reasonable price and I'm keen to introduce the places, so PLEASE CHECK EACH TOUR. The expenses are spelled out, too.)

"Tokyo is larger than we thought and the transportations are so complicated," Swedish guys told me. I'm here to help you. I know well about Tokyo, Yokohama, Yamanashi etc. and I travel most of the parts of Japan.
I would appreciate if you could see more sightseeing spots with me as your guide and enjoy your stay.

I love to answer your questions, even though I became nearly breathless when I was with American guests, a family of three, curiously asking me questions after questions:-)
I appreciated their interest in Japan very much.

I also go mountain trekking for twenty five years. I've been to the summit of Mt. Fuji and Mt. Kitadake three times. Talking about Mt. Takao, maybe more than fifty times.
I hope we can enjoy the beautiful view together.

I'm looking forward to seeing you soon and having a good time together.
Hope to hearing from you soon.

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Price

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

Duration
1 Person
Up to 5 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate US$35.42 US$35.88 US$4.68
5 Hours US$177.10 US$179.40 US$23.41
8 Hours US$283.36 US$287.04 US$37.46

* Duration: 5 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 9 maximum

Private Tours

Tokyo Up-to-You Tour

(63) Reviews
by Yoko
I recommend ending up the day with the night view of the Rainbow Bridge and the Tokyo Bay, the most beautiful night view in Tokyo I would like you to see. ...
8h US$ 285 up to 5 people

Mt. Fuji's View from Lake Kawaguchiko Up-to-You Tour

(63) Reviews
by Yoko
Mt. Fuji isn't always visible, especially when it's hazy. Please choose the spots in the highlights you would like to visit around Kawaguchiko/ Mt. F...
10h US$ 309 up to 5 people

Nikko Up-to-You Tour for Early Risers by JR-Tobu Express: To...

(63) Reviews
by Yoko
Nikko, which has been acknowledged as World Heritage in 1999, has temples and shrines with awesome sculptures. We will ride a JR-Tobu express train for ...
11h US$ 319 up to 4 people

Flowers in Kamakura: The Great Buddha, Hasedera Temple, and ...

(63) Reviews
by Yoko
Kamakura is a very healing city, which became the capital of Samurai at the end of the 12th century, and has a lot of temples where we can see lovely flowe...
8h US$ 244 up to 5 people

A Japanese garden/museum & Genuine Made-in-Japan handicrafts...

(63) Reviews
by Yoko
After visiting one of the Japanese gardens of your choice from the next three: East Gardens of the Imperial Palace, Hamarikyu Gardens, or Koishikawa Kourak...
6h US$ 219 up to 5 people

Sculpture Wonderland in Nikko: Shinkyo Bridge, Rinnoji Templ...

(63) Reviews
by Yoko
Nikko, which has been acknowledged as World Heritage in 1999, has temples and shrines with awesome sculptures. We will ride a Tobu express train for app...
10h US$ 311 up to 5 people

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 ( 63 )
whitney Whitney United States ( Couple )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ Great intro to Japan ”

Very friendly and good navigator. I liked her knowledge of current Japanese pop culture and never made me feel stupid for asking questions. She had lots of little tidbits that were helpful, like the story of the 7 thieves. She did seem somewhat flustered by our American habits, I hope she forgives us. She also had to be prompted with questions rather than volunteering the info, perhaps this is cultural. We loved the tea ceremony. Overall worth it!

Yoko:

Thank you for your review. Well, it was five thieves, not Seven dwarfs, but it is fun to find them at Denbouin Street at Asakusa, isn't it? I don't remember what "American habits" you're mentioning to, but if you're mentioning the escalator rules, it would be better to observe when you come next time. Sorry about not asking enough questions that day. If you're talking about the "paper stripe" shide, I usually wait for the guests' to answer what it looks like, but because the day before you the guest had a hard time guessing what it was, I gave the answer without asking you. I appreciate your questions so much proving you're geniunely interested in Japan even though sometimes I had a hard time to figure out where you're looking at and barely had time to catch my breath. You and Jua... read more

traci Traci United States ( Solo )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Best way to see Tokyo!! ”

Loved our time with Yoko!!! We had a few short days in Tokyo and we love getting a guide for part of our trip so we can learn more out the history and culture of the places we travel. Yoko did not disappoint! She took us to all the places on our list and showed us a few extra things. Loved every minute!!

Yoko:

Thank you so much for such a sweet review. I'm glad that you could find a Netsuke at that antique shop. The weather was also great when we traveled around Tokyo. It was a great pleasure for me to meet you and your wonderful husband. I hope I can see you soon with your daughters soon. Please take good care of yourself till then!! Thank you again.

Hans Hans Sweden ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ A full day in Tokyo. ”

Me and my daughter had a full day w Yoko. It could not have been better where she shared her knowledge on all the spots she brought us to. We will highly recomend Yoko and you will not be disappointed.

Yoko:

Thank you so much for your review. It was a great day meeting you and your beautiful daughter Emma. I had a great time walking and talking with both of you and it was a pleasure for me seeing both of you appreciating Japanese culture very much. I hope you enjoy the Karate tournament and Osaka, too. Please come again at the Sakura season!!

Alex Alex United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ The Best Part of Tokyo is Nikko ”

Let me start by saying Yoko speaks English well with little to no accent which is a huge plus in a guide. She is knowledgeable in Japanese history. We spent an entire day with her and she introduced us to the amazing sites at Nikko. If you want to experience Japanese history (2hr trip from Tokyo) a visit to Nikko is a must and you can not go wrong with Yoko.

Yoko:

Thank you so much for your excellent review. It was a great pleasure for me to enjoy the beautiful Autumn foliage of Nikko with a very intelligent couple like you and Nicole. I appreciated the way you were amazed at each sites and enjoying them to full extent. Please send my best regards to your beautiful lovely wife, Nicole. I will be looking forward to seeing with your kids in the future. Thank you again for everything.

Christopher Christopher United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ You won't regret booking with Yoko ”

When I decided to participate in a Japanese-only sample-making workshop in Kappabashi, I decided to look for a translator who might be able to act as a guide as well! In my search, I ran across Yoko's profile and messaged her with my plans. She was enthusiastic and ready to accept the task, and she quickly got to work arranging the reservation with the sample shop and building an itinerary to tour Asakusa and Sensoji temple as well. Even a typhoon couldn't stop our plans, and Yoko was very flexible in postponing our tour. She even helped by splitting up our days so I could take the workshop later when the sample shop remained closed on the day of our Asakusa tour. I had a wonderful time learning about Japanese culture and practicing the language as she drilled me on various sign kanji and ... read more

Yoko:

Thank you so much for writing an excellent review, Chris!! It was so much fun exploring Asakusa having Kagetsudo "Melon Pan" and Kibidango etc. It was too bad that the typhoon forced to change the schedule, but I felt lucky you could change your schedule and have the Sample Making Experience Workshop at the second leg of your trip. 想像以上に日本語を知っていて、ビックリしました。I will be looking forward to seeing you again and going to Nikko the next time soon. 日本語の勉強頑張ってください。次回また色々お話しできるのを楽しみにしてます。

Blog

Beauty of the East Gardens: Fuyuzakura (Dec. 7, 2019)

by Yoko
Fuyuzakura, cherry which blooms in winter,  near Daijokyu, the temporary shrine, at the East Gardens.  I hope you could have a close look of...

Beautiful Tokyo in December

by Yoko
The maple leaves are beautiful in Tokyo now. Tokyo has many beautiful Japanese gardens.  Why dont we explore them together?

Nikko: Beautiful Sunlight (November 21, 2019)

by Yoko
Autumn Foliage is coming down to the World Heritage area.  dont miss it!!        

Let's Enjoy the Autumn Leaves and Sakura together!!

by Yoko
The Autumn Foliage started in Tokyo. You can also enjoy the Sakura that blooms twice a year.  Lets enjoy them together!!

Nikko (November 6, 2019)

by Yoko
Nikko is coming from 二荒 but it has the same sound with 日光 sunlight. Look how beautiful the sunlight made Nikko!!!!!

Tea Ceremony time!!

by Yoko
How about having tea ceremony?  You have Matcha with antique bowls hosted by a local family full of Japanese hospitality.  You can choose th...