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Yoko

Licensed Guide
  (15) Reviews
Send message only 9 days available in July
$ 29 Hourly rate Price up to 5 people
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Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Mount Fuji , Kanagawa , Yokohama , Nikko , Yamanashi

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

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Hourly rate 29 USD Price up to 5 people
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About

Hi, I'm Yoko, a National License Tour Guide.
Having Lived in Seattle, Washington for six years in my childhood(3-9 years old), I speak with an American accent.
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.)

"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 $25.81 $29.37 $1.78
4 Hours $103.24 $117.48 $7.12
8 Hours $206.48 $234.96 $14.24

* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 9 maximum

Private Tours

Tokyo Up-to-You Tour

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

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10h $ 267 up to 5 people

Tokyo Great Walker Tour: East Gardens, Ueno Park & Asakusa

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7h $ 187 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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.
Reviews ( 15 )
Excellent
1 week ago |   by Allison

“ Amazing personalized service from a friendly and completely fluent English speaking guide! ”

There basically aren’t words that I could use to describe how incredibly happy we were that we booked Yoko! We had three days in Mt. Fuji and needed to book a guide super last minute (like within 12 hours). Yoko was incredibly prompt responding and the communication was super easy. She took the train all the way in from Tokyo to meet us and had the whole day well organized and planned out. First off, Yoko (having lived in the US as a child) is completely fluent in English which was really nice for us since we don’t speak Japanese. She was able to give us the history of the area, context, and knew all the right spots to hit up. We had a blast! During the tour, we mentioned to Yoko that we were trying to track down some “long lost” relatives in Japan (only using my great-aunt’s journals from over 30 years ago). We shared the story with Yoko and talked about the challenges we were having hunting down our relatives info in Japan. Yoko offered to look into it for us... by the next morning, Yoko did some amazing investigative work and tracked down their contact info and even found them on *******! I reached out to them but had a little trouble communicating (again, not speaking Japanese). Yoko offered to reach out to them for us. She called them on our behalf and, over the next few days, was able to arrange a dinner for all of us in Kanazawa. We couldn’t believe it, she was literally a miracle worker! On top of that, we were also interested in visiting the shrine for some of our ancestors in Matsumoto. She made more phone calls and connected with more relatives and was able to share with us the cemetery where they were buried (and even gave us instructions on how to approach the priest at the temple to have him help us find the right shrine). The whole experience was absolutely incredible and it never would have been possible without Yoko’s assistance. The long short of it... Yoko really cares. The tour she provided was highly personal and customized and exactly what we needed. Before we met Yoko, we considered hiring a “private detective” in Japan to help us find our family (at a considerable cost). But... Yoko actually found them and she did it for free just because she cared and wanted to help us out. It was such a wonderful gift for us and we’ll always be grateful! Thank you Yoko!!!

Excellent
2 weeks ago |   by Songsiri

“ Awesome, dedicated, conscientious, polite, helpful... virtues of a wonderful guide ”

My family and I found Yoko on TripleLights and the first thing that attracted us to her was that she said she had lived in the USA from age 3-9. I knew that it would be easy to communicate with her and for our kids to understand her explanations of the places we were planning to visit. I gave Yoko places that I had wanted to visit ahead of time and she balanced out both days with culturally stimulating activities to both entertain the kids and also to let our family learn more about Japanese history, culture and foods. She was so caring, and when my daughters were tired because of jet lag, she fitted in time to go get breaks for snacks and to go into air conditioned areas to cool down from the summer heat. She took so many pictures of our family... it was awesome for us to have all 4 of us in the pictures! Yoko was a guide whom I felt secure with and I would trust my girls with. She is not a push over though; she was more like a teacher who kept the girls stimulated and they actually followed her directions. It was amazing because after our 4th shrine/temple, my girls knew the difference between the two and how to respectfully behave at each. I enjoyed being with Yoko because it was like having an old friend guide us around town! Thank you Yoke for your dedication to your profession and your perseverance towards high customers experiences.

Excellent
4 weeks ago |   by Maggie

“ Great time in Tokyo and Custom Nikko Tour ”

I had a fantastic time with Yoko! On Day 1 I joined her for a tour of the Imperial Gardens. She was prompt and even found a vegan ramen restaurant to take me to so I could enjoy ramen as a vegetarian. Her knowledge of the city and the sites was impressive, and at the end of the day, on my request, she found a beautiful fan shop to take me to for souvenir shopping. The second day was a spectacular, custom tour or Nikko. Yoko listened to what I wanted to do and arranged an itinerary to suit my needs, including a local vegetarian lunch she had arranged in advance. She took care of everything so I could just enjoy the sites. As a first-time visitor to Japan I was a little intimidated by all the details I needed to take care of for a day trip to Nikko, and Yoko made it effortless. She even took extra time at the end of the day to take me to a free observatory near Tokyo Skytree that I would never have discovered if it weren't for her. I highly recommend Yoko as a tour guide. She's friendly, knowledgeable, understanding, and speaks perfect English. I hope to work with Yoko again if I come back to Japan!

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Paul

“ Great couple days with Yoko in Tokyo ”

Yoko is an amazing guide, punctual, thorough, and energetic. She spoke English fluently and was very knowledgeable with every site we visited. We loved how she made sure that we are cognizant of local customs. She even managed to find this specialty store we needed to visit and we would have never have found it without her assistance. She tailored her suggested places to visit according to our interests and ensured that we had a good grasp of the public transportation system. We highly recommend her.

Very Good
2 months ago |   by John

“ KAMAKURA TOUR ”

Yoko preplanned tour for us taking into consideration our ages (75+) and any diet problems in advance.We all enjoyed our tour of temples and shrines and were amazed with the size and age of the Big Buddha.Yoko spoke good english and had great background knowledge of the tour.