Yumiko M.

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Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe





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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!



Gary H.

Mar 25, 2020

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.



Feb 20, 2020

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.

Yumiko M.

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


Tiffany W.

Jan 22, 2020

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!

Yumiko M.

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 W.

Jan 19, 2020

mMny thanks

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

Yumiko M.

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