Hello, my name is Yoko. I'm a government licensed guide. I was born and raised in Kyoto, and currently live in Fukuoka city. I moved into Kyusyu more than 10 years ago when I've got married. Meanwhile, I've lived four places such as Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Kagoshima, and Fukuoka.
My career as a tour guide started in 2013 when I lived in Kagoshima. I occasionally took a group tour for cruise ship passengers arriving at Kagoshima port. It's been a great pleasure to share the moment with multinational guests. At the same time, I feel like making more intimate tour with fewer guests catering to individual needs. Other than popular tourist spots, there are many hidden places where only local people know. Fukuoka, the biggest city in Kyusyu, is well-known for one of the popular city in the world to live, with its modern lifestyle and abundant nature. It is difficult to pick up some out of so many must-see spots. Please feel free to ask me whatever you want to do in Japan.
For personal information, I like reading books and watching films and dramas in English. Being exposed to books, films and dramas created in English for me is exploring the world without going abroad. I hope I can have a fun chat with guests over the topics. My favorite drama is Downtown Abby, The House of Card, This is us (I'm into it right now)
In my private life, I'm a mom of two children, a nine-year-old daughter and a seven-year-old son. Being a mother in Japan, I'd like to talk about the average Japanese family life such as education, social system, seasonal events, marriage life and so on.
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.
Yoko was both warm and professional. Yoko went above and beyond requirements in providing beautiful hair ornaments that her own mother had hand crafted. Yoko was very organised in booking the rental of formal kimonos for us to wear, the professional photography service, and she guided us at Kushida Shrine. Yoko was with us through the whole process and made our experience very calm and enjoyable. We totally recommend her for other English speaking tourists.
Hello Emi, Annette and Evelyn, thank you very much for a nice comment on the tour!! I'm honored to be there to celebrate Evelyn's ceremony together. It took me back to three years ago when I had it for my kids. All of you were so beautiful and gorgeous in various colors of kimono. I hope it becomes a wonderful memory for your family! As you are related to Japan, please visit here again to explore new places in the near future.
Yoko is a very professionnal an well organized tour guide and a very kind and pleasant person. I can highly recommend her as a tour guide. Thanks again Yoko for the pleasant tour. Guy
Dear Guy, thank you very much for your nice comment! It was such a fun to look around the places. You made me feel like traveling to your country because your story was so interesting. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Fukuoka and will visit Japan some day in future. Thank you. Yoko
Our guide Yoko is amazing. From the time I inquired, customized my tour to the day of the tour, she was well prepared organized and very informative. I highly recommend Yoko. Thank you Yoko for a fun excellent tour plus helping me shop for my daughter. She loved the sweaters we bought.
Dear Maria, thank you very much for your warm comment! I’m so glad to know you and your family enjoyed the tour. Yes, I can imagine your daughter looks great with those sweaters. I’m very impressed by how strong your family bond is. You told me a lot of things during the tour. Thank you again and I hope you will visit Japan some time in the future!
Yoko is really energetic and really kind! Her knowledge was amazing! She told us about Fukuoka and temple history also about the local festivals! In just 3 hours we able to know more about Fukuoka. She is so lovely and gave us Fukuoka postcards as a gift. We really had a grat time with her!
Dear Nicoletta, thank you very much for your nice comment!! You and your parents were very friendly to me and made me very relaxed. I'm very glad to hear you enjoyed a walking tour in Hakata district. And your Japanese is superb!! I'm very impressed and it inspires me to learn English more. I hope you will come back to Fukuoka again in future and then, explore another places together!
My family and I enjoyed our time in Fukuoka and Dazaifu with Yoko. She was very friendly and knowledgeable. We would highly recommend Yoko as a guide for anyone visiting Fukuoka.
Hello Tauno, thank you very much for your kind comment! It was such a hot day though, you and your family were so energetic that we could complete the itinerary! Your insightful questions about Japan gave me a lot of hints in terms of guiding. I hope you come back to Japan again ! Thank you.