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Licensed Guide
  (43) Reviews
Send message only 5 days available in January
US$ 35 Hourly rate Price up to 5 people
For a trip to any city in Japan, I am available if you ask me in advance and cover my transportation fee.
For cruising trip, if there isn't enough time to stay on the port, I may not be able to take your request.
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Last updated: 2 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Kobe , Kyoto , Nara , Osaka

Languages English ( Business )

(43) Reviews
Hourly rate 35 USD Price up to 5 people
( Max : 8 People )
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Hello, this is Yumiko!! I am a licensed interpreter and guide.
I welcome you all from all over the world.
I myself love traveling and so I understand what travelers want.
I also want to be flexible on your request. I am friendly and enjoy meeting people.
My major subjects are Art and History.

There are plenty of wonderful places to visit in my area Kansai, which has major historic cities and offers you many choices to explore. (experience culture like kimono, cooking, fragrance making, Sake factory, etc...)
I grew up in Nara, an ancient capital in Japan, and Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe are my backyard.
I studied Art in Polytechnic UK, lived in Hong Kong for 4 years and in the USA for 13 years.
Therefore now I understand the charm of Japan more than before.
I have numbers of experience taking Americans, Malaysian Chinese, and Italian to Kyoto, Nara, Hyogo, and Hokkaido.
I am ready to guide you anywhere you want!

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4.8 (43) Reviews
Very Good


The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

1 Person
Up to 5 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate US$27.00 US$34.71 US$14.46
4 Hours US$108.00 US$138.86 US$57.86
8 Hours US$216.00 US$277.71 US$115.71

* Duration: 3 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 8 maximum

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 GoWithGuide.

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 ( 43 )
Gary Gary United States ( Family )
10 months ago

“ Kyoto tour ”

My family and I had a wonderful day in Kyoto thanks to Yumiko. She was very knowledgeable, caring, charismatic, and fluent in english. We did our research, I let her know where we wanted to visit and she set up the most efficient route for us, saving us a lot of time. After the tour, she gave us a hand written list of places that she suggested to research and go if interested. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to take a tour of kyoto.

André André Norway ( Couple )
11 months ago

“ A wonderful day ”

Yumiko was such a pleasant person to have as a guide when we visited Kyoto. She has a very good level of English and a lot of knowledge about the sites we visited. She was easy to communicate with before we met, and she was very good at understanding what we wanted from our visit. We highly recommend her as a guide. And a guide was a valuable investment for the visit. Kind regards from Andrè and Jannicken from Norway.


Thank you so much for a good review. I hope you will come back to Japan with your family in the future. Yumiko

Tiffany Tiffany Australia ( Family with kids )
1 year ago

“ A fantastic insight to Kyoto ”

We handle a wonderful day with Yumiko. She guided us by train from Osaka pier to Kyoto and back. We visited the Gion district, wandering shrines and shops. We had to be flexible because our cruise immigration process into Osaka was an hour late letting everyone off the ship - Yumiko gave up her time to still give us a full 8 hours. Yumiko was also very good with our two children and helped show our 7 year old sights whilst we dealt with a few unfortunate tantrums from our four year old! It was a great way to get a taste of Gion/Kyoto. Our girls loved the kimono/hair dress up. Yumiko speaks perfect English and is very knowledgeable of the sights/history. Thanks a Yumiko!


Hi Tiffany, Thank you for your good review. I also enjoy being company with your family. Girls are so cute, specially Kathryn. Safe trip back to Australia! Yumiko

Anna Marie Anna Australia
1 year ago

“ mMny thanks ”

Thanks Yumiko We so appreciated having your comapany and knowledge for our Tour of Kyoto You mad our trip complete ! Kindest AM


Hi Anna, Thank you for a good review. I'm sure you had a good time with your family in Hakuba. Take care! Yumiko

Francine Elaine Francine Singapore ( Solo )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Kyoto (2days)& Nara (1day) ”

Very good English. Great company and we took various mode of transport to reduce the walking. Nice speaking to a local to understand more of their culture.