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Yoko

Licensed Guide
  (69) Reviews
US$ 36 Hourly rate Price up to 5 people
It will be first booked, first served basis, but could you make inquiries before booking?

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: 19 hours ago
Cities where I can guide: Kamakura , Kanagawa , Mount Fuji , Nikko , Tokyo , Yamanashi , Yokohama

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( Business )

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(69) 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). My tours might be better with people who love to walk.

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$35.60 US$35.87 US$4.59
5 Hours US$177.98 US$179.33 US$22.93
8 Hours US$284.77 US$286.93 US$36.70

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

Private Tours

Tokyo Up-to-You Tour

(69) 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

Early Risers' Nikko Up-to-You Tour by JR-Tobu Express

(69) 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 appr...
11h US$ 313 up to 4 people

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

(69) 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. Fuji,...
10h US$ 270 up to 5 people

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

(69) 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$ 249 up to 5 people

Edo and Tokyo Tour: East Gardens of the Imperial Palace & Ue...

(69) Reviews
by Yoko
East Gardens of the Imperial Palace is one of the Must-See spots in Tokyo, I believe. The gardens are quite beautiful and there was the castle of the Cap...
4h US$ 144 up to 5 people

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

(69) 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$ 305 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 time, there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 69 )
Sophie Sophie United Kingdom ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Great day out ”

Great day out visiting Mount Fuji. Yoko was very helpful with the booking and anticipating all needs prior to the tour. On the day, Yoko met us at the lobby of our hotel and off we went to see Mt Fuji! Great day with the weather on our side. Yoko was very knowledgable, thank you for sharing your experience with us! I was traveling with my 7 year old son, we both really enjoy the day out and everything went smoothly. If you want a personalised tour, go for it, it makes a huge difference with no hassle, great learning experience, worth everything. Yoko is very flexible. Merci beaucoup Yoko!

Yoko:

Ne de rien!! Thank you so much for such a great review, Sophie. The pleasure was mine that I could share the great view of Mount Fuji from Lake Kawaguchiko. I enjoyed the conversation with you a lot about France, UK and yourself even the temperature difference seemed to be quite tough for Rye. I hope you and Rye remember how to do the origami of Kabuto, the samurai helmet. I will practice the frog based on the site you told me. I hope you're enjoying Kyoto and please enjoy the rest of your stay. Merci beaucoup et à bientôt!!

CHERYL CHERYL United States ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Fabulous tour with Yoko! ”

Yoko was an excellent tour guide. She devised a tour with our interests as well as “must sees” as a newbie to Japan. Yoko is extremely organized and knowledgeable. Our time with her was well spent. We learned a lot and would definitely recommend Yoko for an enjoyable tour of Tokyo.

Yoko:

Thank you for a wonderful review. I had a great day with both of you. When I see works of Yayoi Kusama, I will remember you and the wonderful conversations we had that day. Nikko is also an amazing place to visit for an art fan like you, so please come again. Thank you again!!

Edward Edward United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Perfection ”

As stated in earlier review. Perfect guide for perfect trip

Yoko:

Thank you so much for your review, Mr. McGuire. It was a great pleasure for me to guide you, Kelly, Kirsten and Jordan, Tokyo, Nikko and Lake Kawaguchiko. All of you were so intelligent, beautiful and so sweet, so I had a great time during the three days. I'll be looking forward to seeing you coming back with them or your other grandchildren. Please take care till then. Thank you again for the wonderful days!!

jim Jim Australia ( Friends )
Very Good
4 months ago

“ Japan Overview ”

We had a good day with Yoko exploring all aspects of our local surroundings as per an itinerary we had designed. The day was cold and eventually wet, but we continued through our itinerary despite the elements. It was a long day but we managed to see everything that we had set out to see and explore. Yoko was very knowledgeable and was able to provide the context details that made the journey more interesting.

Yoko:

Thank you very much for your review. It was too bad it started to rain but we dropped by to get umbrellas even though some of you didn't like to use them. I hope you could find something interesting at Sekaido and enjoyed your stay in Japan. Sakura (Cherry blossoms) are very beautiful in Spring, so please come to see them in the future. Please take care!!

Marcella Marcella United States ( Family with kids )
Very Good
5 months ago

“ Family trip on Tokyo ”

Yoko was very knowledgeable and very patient with my youngest who complained all day about walking. She took us to soo many different sights and taught us about why the Japanese do what they do and showed us how to cleanse ourselves before entering a temple. Sometimes she did walk super fast ahead of us and would be talking so we couldn’t hear but she was overall amazing.

Yoko:

Thank you for your review. It must be tough for your younger daughter when she couldn't sleep well and had jet lag but I was quite amazed that her sister agreed to walk the extra block to enjoy the view . I walked ahead of you when we went to the Disney Store and I told your husband that I would go to the counter ahead of you to ask if they dealt with the tickets but maybe you didn't get that message. Sometimes some of you seemed to be completely indifferent so I started to explain. Well, we did cover a lot in a day. I hope you enjoyed Disney Resort.

Blog

Virtual Sakura tour of April 17, 2020

by Yoko
Still there are beautiful sakuras after Somei Yoshino, the major cherry blossoms change to leaves.  These are those at off the beaten path o...

Ueno Park (March 20, 2020)

by Yoko
Three consecutive holidays started with a sunny day.

Tamanawazakuras are in full bloom in Kamakura (Feb. 21, 2020)

by Yoko
You can enjoy Tamanawazakura, cultivated at Ofuna Flower Center, in Kamakura. It blooms earlier and longer than Somei Yoshino, the major sa...

Architecture Tour: 2020 Tokyo Olympics Main Stadium and Omotesando etc.

by Yoko
With one of the guests studying architecture, we visited some interesting architectures in Central Tokyo. Above is the 2020 Tokyo Olympics ...

It snowed on Dec. 23 around Lake Kawaguchiko

by Yoko
It snowed 26 cm at Kawaguchiko town on Monday.  They will have White Christmas.

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...