Yoko I.

4.89(73) reviews
 

Available Areas

Tochigi, Tokyo (Living), Kamakura

 

Languages

English, Japanese (Native)

 

Response Time

1 day on average

 

Availability updated

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About

Hello, I'm Yoko. I was born and brought up in Ashikaga, Tochigi prefecture (80 km north from Tokyo) and I've lived in Tokyo for more than 20 years.

I love traveling, both overseas and inside Japan. After I visited other countries and saw many local cultures there, I realized that Japan has a variety of unique cultures with a lot of tourist attractions.

I hope you enjoy your stay in Japan. I'm looking forward to seeing you soon!

Tours

One day Tokyo tour- customized for you

Tokyo
7.5 hours

There are a lot of attractive sites in Tokyo, the biggest city in Japan. I'll arrange the tour based on your preference and thoughts. If you come to Tokyo for the first time, I'd recommend you to visit highlights, such as Sensoji temple and Meiji Jingu shrine and modern area like Shibuya or Harajuku. If you're interested in hidden gems, please feel free to ask me. I'm happy to arrange the tour for you. Let's enjoy exploring Tokyo on the tour!

FROM$287/ per group

One day trip to Kamakura

Kamakura
8 hours

Kamakura is a very popular tourist destination and has a lot of beautiful places such as Buddhist temples with gardens, and Shinto shrines. The city has a lot of Japanese restaurants which offer lovely dishes. We’ll visit some of the most popular spots in Kamakura, such as Hokoku-ji temple (with a bamboo garden), Hase-dera temple (one of the oldest temples in Kamakura), and Kotoku-in temple which is well known for the Great Buddha. I hope you have a lovely day in Kamakura!

FROM$273/ per group

Half day Tokyo Tour – customized for you

Tokyo
4 hours

This tour must be great for travelers who're interested in visiting highlights of Tokyo efficiently. I'll show you some highlights of Tokyo, based on your preference and interest on the tour. You can choose morning tour or afternoon tour. I'm happy to arrange the half day tour for you. Let's enjoy exploring Tokyo!

FROM$155/ per group

One day trip to Ashikaga - Ashikaga Flower Park

Tochigi
9.5 hours

Ashikaga is located 80km north From Tokyo. The city has a lovely atmosphere with a lot of tourist attractions for relaxing. We'll explore the city of Ashikaga, such as visiting Ashikaga Gakko and Bannaji temple where you can see history and traditional culture. After lunch, we'll go to Ashikaga Flower Park which has a lot of beautiful flowers. The park is especially beautiful in wisteria season. Let's enjoy magnificent view of wisteria in the park!

FROM$287/ per group

Traditional Tokyo - Shrine, Japanese garden and Temple

Tokyo
4 hours

On this tour, you can enjoy "Traditional Tokyo". We'll visit the most popular Shinto shrine in Tokyo (Meiji shrine), and the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo (Sensoji temple). Between the two places we'll go to the most beautiful Japanese gardens in Tokyo (Rikugien Gardens).

FROM$146/ per group

Half day tour - Japanese garden, river cruise and Asakusa

Tokyo
4 hours

On this tour, you can enjoy some attractions of Tokyo. We'll enjoy strolling one of the most beautiful Japanese gardens in Tokyo (Hamarikyu Gardens), then we'll enjoy a Sumida river cruise to Asakusa, one of the most must-see places in Tokyo. We'll visit the oldest Buddhist Temple in Tokyo (Sensoji temple).

FROM$146/ per group

Reviews

Felicity L.

Jan 29, 2020

Amazing Day in Tochigi

We had an amazing time in Tochigi with Yoko (her hometown). My husband and I were in Tokyo for our honeymoon and when I think of Tokyo in the winter, I think of one thing: strawberry season! And having done a homestay in Tochigi during my student years, I thought, “What better way to introduce Japanese strawberries to my husband than to bring him to a farm for all you can eat strawberry picking—and not just any strawberries, but the ultra rare Tochihime, known to be the sweetest and juiciest strawberry in Japan... so delicate that it can only be eaten in Tochigi itself?” However, it has been some time since my homestay so I found Yoko-san online who helped make it all happen (Big plus: Tochigi is her hometown)! It was a great escape from Tokyo for a day and totally worth it as we were also able to experience inaka-soba (country style soba) at Izuruya and visit the funky Shinshoga Museum (New Ginger Museum).

Yoko I.

Thank you very much for your wonderful review, Felicity-san! I had a lovely time with you and your husband in Tochigi. Thank you for having me as your guide. I was happy to have helped you explore Tochigi on the tour as a part of your honeymoon. Tochigi is my home prefecture, but actually the places we visited were new to me. Furthermore I wasn't aware of Tochihime though Tochigi is famous for strawberries production. I learned from you a lot about my home prefecture! I'm grateful that you gave me such a great opportunity. I was impressed with your deep knowledge about Japan and culture, also your Japanese speaking skills. I hope you had a lovely honeymoon in Japan. I hope I can see you again in the near future. I hope both of you share a long and happy life together.

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Ronald B.

Jan 10, 2020

Yoko Guide tour

Excellent guide and more importantly a nice person.

Yoko I.

Thank you so much for your great review, Ronald! I had a lovely time with you and your sons. It was a very beautiful day with clear sky, I hope you could see a beautiful Mt.Fuji from the Shinkansen going to Kyoto after our tour. I enjoyed talking with you very much, I'm grateful for your kindness. I hope you have a lovely journey in Japan and hope to see you again in the near future. Please take care!

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Nicola B.

Nov 26, 2019

Kamakura highlights

We had such a lovely day with Yoko. She met us at the Yokohama Cruise Terminal and took us by train to Kamakura. She was very knowledgable and taught us alot about Japanese customs. We got to see alot more than we had planned which was a nice surprise. We had a lovely traditional Japanese lunch and we got back to the ship with time to spare so this took any stress away. Yoko went out of her way to accomodate our wishes.

Yoko I.

Thank you very much for such a lovely review, Nicola! I had a lovely day with both of you in Kamakura. It was a very beautiful day and I was very glad that we could go to more places than we had planned. Thank you so much for your cooperation. Talking with you was fun and interesting, and I was pleased to have some similarities with you. I'm grateful for your kindness. I hope both of you come to Tokyo again in the near future and I can see you then.

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Ronald M.

Nov 1, 2019

Fantastic tour of Tokyo!!!!

My wife and I had a one day tour of Tokyo with Yoko; she was an outstanding host and smoothly introduced us to Japanese culture and many sites in Tokyo ; I cannot give her or triple lights a higher rating; Yoko is a true gem and our experiences with her will be treasured for many years ; we chose wisely and will miss her compassion and great smile............Ron and Lisa Marsh

Yoko I.

Thank you very much for such a wonderful review, Ronald! I had a lovely day with you and Lisa. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me. Talking with you was really interesting to me, the day with both of you was memorable for me. I'm grateful for your thoughtfulness. I hope you have a lovely journey in Japan. I hope you come to Tokyo again in the near future and see you then. Please take care.