Hi, I'm Yoko, a National License Tour Guide.
Having Lived in Seattle, Washington for six years in my childhood, I speak with an American accent.
Now I live within a walking distance from Ueno Park, Tokyo, so I see a lot of people from abroad walking around in my neighborhood every day.
(I'm giving some discounts on some of the tours, because the cost factor seems to matter for the first reviewer, 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 them out.)
"Tokyo is larger than we thought and the transportations are so complicated," Swedish guys told me the other day. I'm here to help you. I know well about Tokyo, Yokohama, Yamanashi etc.
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.
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.
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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.
Yoko is the kind of guide you want to be with. She is very organized from the very beginning. She will communicate with you from the time you book your tour up to the day of the tour and she would communicate with you after the tour. You will find a friend in her. She is very open minded and she will orient and educate you with Japanese culture. My family learned a lot from her. She would try to accommodate all of your request regarding your tour and she is honest enough to let you know if it doesn’t work. She will also give you options to accommodate everyone’s likes. She is very prompt. She Is willing to experience new things. She is fluent in English. Thank you Yoko! My family had a good time with you. It was a wonderful tour. You did an awesome job! Keep it up.
My mom and I booked a tour with Yoko to see Cheurito Pagoda and the surrounding areas by the lake. She met us at the lobby of our hotel and guided us the entire way. She even brought origami paper and taught us to make cranes on the bus ride there. She thought of everything! It was stress free and she was lovely to spend the day with. Yoko suggested the combo tram and boat ride which were both amazing. She also picked an amazing place for lunch. By far the best day we had in Japan. I highly recommend her for the experience and the company!
From the very beginning after I booked Yoko, she began to email me ideas and itineraries to consider. She also mentioned she was doing dry runs through the areas we wanted to see so she could figure out timing for us. I was impressed at her dedication. Once we arrived in Tokyo, she had subway maps and restaurant pamphlets for us to keep us organized. She spent extra time with us to make sure we got around safely. She suggested places to visit that our sons would enjoy, and because of this we actually got one of our best photo opportunities of the trip when she took us to a cafe that printed our images on our lattes! She emailed pictures after the tour. She speaks great English and is easy to understand. You can tell she really cares for her job and her clients. My one piece of criticism would be that she seems unaccustomed to young children, so frequently seemed overwhelmed by our young boys and their hyper energy. She was strict about where we could use our stroller and where we couldn't, and that felt a bit harsh to us. If you are traveling without kids, DEFINITELY choose Yoko. She is great at her job. She even gave us suggestions for places to visit in the next city in Japan where we were headed.
Yoko was a very pleasant and helpful guide, who made the day very enjoyable. Navigating the metro, trains and busses is not very easy so it was great to have a good guide. Kamakura is well worth a visit with many temples & shrines it's busy but away from the hustle of Tokyo.