My name is Yukiko . I have a national license for a tour guide in English. I live in Tokyo on weekdays and go back to my house in Kamakura on weekend. I like both cities.
Tokyo is one of the most exciting cities in the world. Kamakura is a traditional city with history and nature. I like communicating with people.
My family and I had homestay students from all over the world and my children call me "mother of the world." I like learning foreign languages. I speak a little German and I learned a little Italian last year. I also have a license for teaching Japanese to foreigners as a second language. It would be a great pleasure for me to make your trip to Japan more valuable and impressive through my explanation of Japanese culture and history,
I am looking forward to seeing you.
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 5 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 8 maximum
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
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.
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.
We had a wonderful time with Yukiko, her English was good which was a great help, we went on the subway which we wouldn't have done by ourselves as it was daunting to try and work out, so was very happy to have someone there with the knowledge. Our hotel was in Shinshiku-ku which was out a bit, we had to pay extra for Yukiko to meet us there. We let Yukiko know what we wanted to sightsee and she worked out an itinerary for the 6hrs we had booked her for. Yukiko, Thanks for taking us around and hope you had a great New Year's Day with your family.
Dear Chiristine、 Thank you for the nice review in spite of your being busy working. As it was a holiday before the new year, the place from where I was planning to have you a Sumida river cruise, was closed. It was a beautiful Japanese garden , Hama Rikyu. So we had to take an alternative. As your hotel was not in the center of Tokyo, I was sorry to make you have a long ride to go to and come back from anywhere. So it may have been a little hard for you, yet thank you for appreciating my tour. I was happy to take you to the Imperial Palace plaza and Asakusa. You were such a nice couple and I enjoyed being with you. Next time, I hope you will visit Kamakura. Yukiko
I had only 48 hours in Tokyo and my stay would have been a lot different if I had not had a guide like Yukiko. She picked me up at the hotel and showed me the places I've requested. Due to my dietary restrictions she made a reservation at an excellent vegan restaurant for which I'm grateful. Thank you Yukiko for the great tour!
Dear Dimiter, Thank you so much for your comment appreciating my tour! I wish we had had more time in Tokyo! It was really a hot day yet the weather was so fine. I was so glad that you are interested in Japan and listened to me so earnestly. I hope that you will visit Japan some day again! Thank you for your sincerity. Yukiko
We were very happy with Yukiko and she did a great job teaching us how to use the subway system in Tokyo. We found it very helpful. Also took us to the Meiji Shrine and gave a history of the place, and took us to a lovely place for lunch. Thanks Yukiko ! Regards 6 happy Australians
Dear Louise, Thank you for the nice review! I replied to it soon, yet I seem to have answered to your another email. It is a great pleasure for me if my guiding was a little help to you, and I was so glad to guide beautiful noble ladies from Australia. I was wondering how you were spending in Tokyo after that because of the weather, yet I was glad that the day of your departure for Kyoto was so fine. As I have some photos to send you, I will be so glad if you contact me by email. Yukiko
Yukiko showed us a very nice garden and tempel in Kamakura, close to her hometown. We had the chance to get answers on all of our questions we collected over 3 weeks traveling in Japan. Very friendly and open minded person. Thanks Yukiko
Dear Peter, Thank you so much for the nice comment ! I was so impressed that you are so interested in Japan and asked me a lot of questions of every field. It was also a good study for me to see our country from the objective point of view comparing with other countries. The warm personality of you and your wife Alice made me happy through my guiding in Kamakura and answering the questions. Yukiko