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Yoko

Licensed Guide
  (58) Reviews
Send message only 5 days available in October
$ 35 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: 5 hours ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Mount Fuji , Yokohama , Kanagawa , Nikko , Yamanashi

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

Reviews
(58) Reviews
Hourly rate 35 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 $34.78 $34.78 $4.68
5 Hours $173.88 $173.88 $23.41
8 Hours $278.21 $278.21 $37.46

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

Private Tours

Tokyo Up-to-You Tour

(58) 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 $ 278 up to 5 people

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

(58) 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 $ 309 up to 5 people

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

(58) 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 $ 319 up to 4 people

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

(58) 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 $ 219 up to 5 people

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

(58) 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 $ 244 up to 5 people

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

(58) 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 $ 309 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 ( 58 )
Morgan Morgan United States
Excellent
4 days ago

“ Knowledge Guide - Fun to spend the day with! ”

Yoko was very thoroughly prepared for our trip to Mt.Fuji. We knew visibility would be bad with a typhoon coming the next day, but we enjoyed all the activities she recommended even though we couldn't see the mountain. Yoko is very responsive online and easy to talk to during our tour. She knew a lot of interesting facts about sights we saw on the way out to the Mt.Fuji area, and recommended a great place for lunch. She took extra care to make sure we were all having a good time. She even went the extra mile to help me look for plum sake at the end of our trip when I mentioned I was looking for some. I would recommend Yoko to anyone looking for a guide!

Yoko:

I appreciate your great review so much, Morgan. You are not just beautiful but also so intelligent and also your friends, Marisa, Arianna, and Steele, the handsome guy who made princess Mount Fuji hide away in the rainy clouds.:-) I was happy that Arianna and Steele bought the Koshu silk at the Nemba Village. The gentleman, CEO of that company, explained quite in details about his family business carrying on the tradition for more than 300 years, which was quite interesting to listen to. Plum sake is called Ume-shu, so you can go to the 7-11 next block and ask for a cup Umeshu if you would like to.:-) I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay. It was really a fun day for me, too!! Hope to see you in the future again!!

Riko Riko Japan ( Friends )
Excellent
6 days ago

“ Awesome!! Excellent! ”

When I heard that an American friend came to Japan for sightseeing, I hurriedly asked Yoko for a guide. So, I can't speak(and write) English well despite studying abroad. Yoko was a polite woman who responded very quickly. Really early! I have never seen a person who responds as politely and quickly as the same Japanese as her. Yoko did a very good job that day. She explained to my friends who came to Japan for the first time one by one in fluent English about Tokyo. Both my friend and I were able to spend a wonderful day thanks to her. Thank you Yoko-san! If there is a scene that requires an interpreter, I will definitely book Yoko. Because she always produces satisfactory results. アメリカ人の友人が急遽日本に観光に来ると聞いて私は慌ててYokoさんを予約しました。そう、上の文章をご覧いただければ察していただけるかと思いますが、私は何年も英語を使っておらずこのままでは充分に友... read more

Yoko:

Thank you so much for such an excellent review, Riko-san!! I was glad to have the opportunity to help your reunion with your roommate Danielle after you left the US seven years ago. Both of you were so kind and polite that I was really a great pleasure for me to show you around Ginza and have Yakiniku dinner with you. Your friendship was so heartwarming and moving. I would be happy to meet both of you again. I appreciate your generosity so much, too. See you soon!! また次回会えるのを楽しみにしてます。

Judy Judy Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Nikko Experience ”

Yoko emailed us prior to our tour and tailored the tour to our preferrnces. We had a fantastic day with Yoko. She has a lot of experience and knowledge and managed to get us to places ahead of crowds which meant we were able to fully enjoy the experience. Lovely lady who made our day very enjoyable and memorable. Thank you Yoko.

Yoko:

I appreciate your wonderful review so much, Judy!! It was a really beautiful day and I was so lucky to enjoy Nikko with such a lovely couple like you Judy and Clayton. Somehow we could manage to get ahead of the bus crowd. I hope Clayton could get good pictures with his amazing camera. I hope both of you will enjoy the rest of your journey and come back to see the beautiful Sakura soon. Please take care. Thank you for everything again.

Lynden Lynden Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Yoko was very knowledgeable and very easy to understand. ”

Yoko took us on a tour of the Imperial Palace today at very short notice which we were very grateful for. Yoko’s english is excellent. As well as explaining details of the palace she pointed out other buildings and things around the area which was great.

Yoko:

Thank you so much for writing so soon. It was great pleasure for me meeting you and talking about a lot of things of Australia and Japan. The Sakura near Mount Fuji is really beautiful in mid April and also the late blooming Sakura in Tokyo will be beautiful then. Definitely please come to see the beautiful Sakura. I will be looking forward to meeting you and your lovely wife then.

Suzi Suzi Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Simply an amazingly kind and efficient guide! ”

Yoko-san went above and beyond any expectations since the moment I contacted her to book our day tour with her months ago. She provided advice on hotels, suburbs, best advice on ways to get from the airport, and to other places that we would do on our own, inquiries about where to find Dragon Ball Z figures and a cat cafe that allowed kids. Our day yesterday with her visiting the Imperial Palace Gardens, strolling Ginza streets, Ginza Six, Nissan showrooms, Nezu-jinja and Yanaka, and finally Akihabara to get the DBZ figures was blessed with a beautiful sunny but quite a warm day. She asked us to leave 10minutes earlier than our scheduled meeting time and surprised us by making us watch an official carriage procession of dignitaries coming to meet the Emperor. She also took it upon herse... read more

Yoko:

I appreciate your sweet review so much. I feel blessed having the opportunity to meet such a sweet and amazing person like you, Suzi-san and your handsome son, Michael, who used to play "proper" soccer.:-) We really walked a lot but that gave me more time to have fun talking with you. I hope you have a wonderful time during the rest of your Journey and hope to see you soon. またあう日をたのしみにしてます^_^ Thank you again for everything!!

Blog

Jyugatsuzakura is blooming at East Gardens and Ueno Park

by Yoko
Many people knows that Sakura blooms in Spring, but Japanese love the Sakura so much that there are some sakura which blooms in Fall, too.Th...

The View from Sky Deck of Tokyo City View in Roppongi

by Yoko
The view of Sky Deck of Tokyo City View is worth checking, isnt it?Below is the twilight of Shinjuku and Yoyogi.

A Big Parade of 1000 people will be held at Nikko World Heritage Area on May 18 & Oct. 17

by Yoko
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Live Cameras of Mount Fuji

by Yoko
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You cannot travel easily from Hakone to Mount Fuji area

by Yoko
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by Yoko
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