Yoko T.

5.00(3) reviews

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Gifu (Living), Kyoto, Takayama, Shirakawago



English, Japanese (Native)


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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 program at a Local Tourism Association. 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!


Takayama Half day Private tour based on your requests

4 hours

・Three or four places where you would like to go in Takayama, Gifu ・For ideas of places to go, please see the images or the highlights .

FROM$156/ per group

Magome-Tsumago Nakasendo Hike One-day Private Tour

9 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$351/ per group

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

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$116/ per group

TAKAYAMA ITINERARY - One-day excursion from Takayama to Seki (sword museum, outdoor knife, food..)

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$116/ per group



Yuga putra K.

Jan 4, 2020

Very friendly and helpful guide.

Very recommended guide ?

Yoko T.

Thank you, Yuga. That was a fun two days. I'm glad that the afternoon tea place was a great discovery for you. And I learned a lot from you. I wish all of you the best. Kindest regards, Yoko


Paul Y.

Dec 3, 2019

A Real Private Tour to Enjoy

Yoko showed us so many interesting spots in Takayama and gave us time to enjoy each stop. We have been on Private tours that rushed us so we could see everything. Yoko made sure we enjoyed each stop whether it was the morning market, museum or sake tasting. Her excellent English made it easy to understand.

Yoko T.

Many thank you for your wonderfully kind words, Paul! I'm glad to know that you went back to the market and got some more you wanted. I learned more about Hawaii from you and like it more now. I hope to see you back in Japan again before too long! Best wishes to you all - Yoko


John & audrey M.

Oct 22, 2019

Tour of Hida-Takayama

My husband and I had a most informative and enjoyable tour of Hida-Takayama with Yoko guiding our way. She is very knowledgeable about the area and made our time with her go by very fast because she is so personable and kind as well as knowledgeable. Having Yoko take us to the morning market was a treat because we were able to find out about the different foods that were there to be sampled. We enjoyed the historical and cultural sites more because Yoko provided us with additional information and details, much more than going by ourselves - we really learned a lot about Takayama, and we highly recommend Yoko for your guide if you are visiting the area.

Yoko T.

It was a pleasure to spend time with you and thank you so much for your kind words. There is nothing better rewarding to me than a happy guest. Learning about "fountain pen" was pleasant for me, too. Enjoy the rest of your trip. My very best wishes to you. Yoko