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Tour Guide - Yoko T.

Yoko T.

5.00 / 5
(17 reviews)
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Available Areas

Gifu (Living), Kyoto, Takayama, Shirakawago

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Languages

Japanese (Native), English

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Response Time

9 hours on average

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Availability Updated

2 days ago

About Tour Guide Yoko T.

Hi! I am Yoko, a friendly regional Licensed Guide Interpreter. This area is my home! This is why I've been sharing beauties of this prefecture with my guests from around the world.

This area is great fun: local, historical, culturally important, sometimes mysterious and beautiful! If you are already in love with Japan, then let me personalize your experience here. Visit the best places, venues, spots and locations with me. You will enjoy neighborhood full of hidden local treasures.

I am a mother of two girls. I'd be happy to welcome families and I can arrange a tour depending on your situation. Please feel free to ask me any.

I also translate and teach English. And I am a host of an Internet radio show. I like meeting people and all these experiences allow me to be good at communicating as a guide.

I look forward to exploring this beautiful culture with you.

Thank you!


Important

Let me help you have a day tailored to you!

MINO (handmade papermaking which achieved UNESCO status), SEKI (samurai sword making) and GUJO (life with clean water) and GIFU (old townscape of a river port) are perfect places to visit, related to a pristine water situated in the center of Japan.

MAGOME-juku and traditional fish catching method "Ukai (cormorant fishing)" in the Nagara River are also popular for many tourists.

I can also guide you around Shirakawa-go (UNESCO heritage site), Nagoya and Kyoto.

Some days of the week are available only limited hours. Please ask when you contact. Thank you.

What's NOT included in the fee:

Food and drinks, tickets to any attractions, transportaion costs and the guide's accommodation when necessary. Please feel free to ask any.

What's included in the fee:

Guide fee

Tours

Seki City Highlights (Swords & Knives)cover image

Seki City Highlights (Swords & Knives)

Gifu
3 hours

Day 1 in Takayama, Day 2 ... there are guests who would also like to explore other places from Takayama as a day trip. I'd love to help you plan & realize such an excursion. It's a 1.5 hour Highway Bus ride from Takayama. Seki is one of the top-quality cutlery producers in the world and historically blessed with its perfect surrounding for making samurai swords with a history of over 700 years.

FROM$142/ per group
Magome-Tsumago Nakasendo Hike One-day Private Tourcover image

Magome-Tsumago Nakasendo Hike One-day Private Tour

Gifu
7 hours

The Nakasen-do, or Central Mountain Road, is one of the five highways that connect between Edo (present-day Tokyo) and Kyoto. You can walk and experience the atmosphere of a way old travelers passed, Probably it is one of THE things to do in Japan. I will accompany you for exploration of beauty and nature from Japan's old times.

FROM$285/ per group
KANAZAWA ITINERARY (A Day Trip From Kanazawa) Shirakawago 4Hcover image

KANAZAWA ITINERARY (A Day Trip From Kanazawa) Shirakawago 4H

Shirakawago
4 hours 30 min

If you are staying at a hotel in Kanazawa, why not explore Shirakawa-go (with UNESCO recognition) with a popular guide in a day trip? It is a 4-hour private tour. I can meet you at Shirakawago Bus Terminal and start the tour at eleven. You can take a bus from Kanazawa arriving at Shirakawago at around 10.00 am (Nohi Bus) and return with a bus leaving Shirakawago for Kanazawa at 3.10 pm. (as of January 16, 2023) Lookout point Farm House Museum Lunch Deaibashi Bridge Photo spots

FROM$237/ per group
Takayama Full-day Private Tour (6 hours)cover image

Takayama Full-day Private Tour (6 hours)

Takayama
6 hours

You can visit the old town area in Takayama with a friendly, Hida area Government-licensed Guide Interpreter. Walk around "Miyagawa Morning Market", where you can find locally grown foods and handcrafts. Koi (carp) fish welcome you. Experience the feel of "Takayama Festival" at the Festival Floats Exhibition Hall. Skilled artisans’ works, traditional structures seen in Takayama old town are must-see, too. Also why not try talking to locals? Your guide is more than happy to help you.

FROM$256/ per group
MINO WASHI papermaking (Unesco status) Half day Private tour based on your requests cover image

MINO WASHI papermaking (Unesco status) Half day Private tour based on your requests

Gifu
3 hours

For 1300 years, the Mino region has specialized in the production of washi, a traditional handmade paper, and it is now one of the three remaining major centers of papermaking in Japan. Explore the wonder of paper! ・Two or three places where you would like to go in Mino, Gifu. ・For ideas of places to go, please see the images or the highlights.

FROM$142/ per group

Yoko T. Japan Tour Reviews

Paul B.

Paul B.

5 / 5
Jul 14, 2024

Takayama Full-day Private Tour (6 hours)

Gifu
6 hours

Yoko was a wonderful guide for us in Takayama!

We spent a very nice 6 hours with Yoko in Takayama. She was very knowledgeable about the city and region, the history, and special events that take place there. We don't speak Japanese, so it was very nice to have someone fluent in English as our guide. Yoko is very kind, easy to talk to, and she was great with our two kids, aged 7 and 10. Despite having almost constant rain during our tour, Yoko found many interesting things for us to see and do. She also knew some excellent places for local foods and treats, and we all had an amazing lunch together. I really feel like Yoko would be able to cater a tour experience to your exact tastes and wishes. I highly recommend Yoko to be your tour guide!

Paul B.

I appreciate your kind words. Spending six hours with the charming and lively family made me happy too. I’m glad that you could all enjoy Japanese cuisine and culture. Best wishes.

Had a amazing time with Yoko, She knows a lot about takayama

we have spend 2 days with Yoko in takayama aera. She knows those places so good . we had a really good time with her.

Jianan Z.

I am glad that I could help you enjoy your time in Takayama and Shirakawa-go. It was energizing for me to hear about your experiences traveling around the world. Thank you. Have a great remainder of your stay in Japan. Yoko

Beautiful Shirakawago

Yoko has brought us good luck where we were greeted with snowy white Shirakawago in the middle of March. It was snowing heavily the day before our tour. It has the most beautiful view from every corner. Yoko has managed perfectly by sharing the history of the town and showing us different parts of the town. We had a toddler who threw tantrums from time to time. Thank you Yoko for your patience and also she brought us to this restaurant that serves melt in your mouth Hida beef and good quality Japanese Sake from Takayama region. Many thanks Yoko!

Ying sing L.

I appreciate your kind words. Boy, 22 months old, was our hero. Snow, socks, sake, and many things about Japanese, our talk was endless. It was a wonderful time spent in Shirakawago with a happy family. Thank you so much.