Yuriko Y.

4.14(7) reviews

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Kyoto (Living)





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Hi. My name is Yuriko. I am a licensed tour guide in English. I also work as an English Instructor In Kyoto.

I am said to be a cheerful person and I like meeting people. So I am very happy to have an opportunity to

introduce Kyoto to people from all over the world !! Of course my top priority is to entertain guests !!

And I gladly accept one person.

My tour is designed for you to feel the real Kyoto at a reasonable price.

I would like you to enjoy genuine Kyoto scenery that you have longed to see and feel the elegance of Kyoto.

I would be happy to tailor the tour to your needs. So please feel free to ask me anything.

I am looking forward to meeting you soon.!!


Night Tour : 1 hour stroll in Gion

1 hour

When night fall on the city, the image of the Gion district changes dramatically. You can not fully experience Kyoto if you do not stroll in Gion at night. We will walk through beautifully lit stone-paved streets where geisha culture prevails. I am convinced this tour will offer you a memorable 1 hour that you will never forget. And I gladly accept one person.

FROM$23/ per person

MUST-SEE spots of Kyoto-- Kinkakuji Temple, Arashiyama, Ryoanji Temple (Cherry Blossom Viewing !!)

6 hours

These are the places to go in Kyoto. This golden route will offer you an once in-a-lifetime experience, from gorgeous Golden Pavilion, breathtaking nature, a dynamic Japanese garden and a mysterious rock garden. The must-see view is waiting for you. And please enjoy a ride in a streetcar and local street food. Finally, I gladly accept one person.

FROM$139/ per person

Stroll in Gion & Kiyomizu-dera areas The real Kyoto that you have longed to see(daytime tour)

4 hours

We will stroll in traditional and nostalgic streets. -- the Gion district we will walk through the nostalgic streets and stop by a reasonable cafe which is very popular among maiko. --the Kiyomizudera Temple areas We will explore the bustling slopes filled with old cafes and souvenir shops. And please enjoy authentic matcha sweets.

FROM$93/ per person

Everybody's favorite !! Kyoto Tour !!

6 hours

Please pick 3 or 4 places from the highlight. And I would happily take you to as many places as possible at very reasonable price. Finally, I am willing to welcome one person.

FROM$139/ per person

NIJO CASTLE , secret shrine & the interaction with local people

6 hours

This tour covers everything you need. World Heritage, very unique & little-known shrine and stroll in the local shopping street. I would like you to interact with local people and see the daily lives of them by walking along the local shopping street. In addition to the magnificent World Heritage, there are several must-see places in this area. And I gladly accept one person.

FROM$139/ per person



Nurul lidya Z.

Dec 27, 2019

Night in Gion

Yuriko was a very nice and knowledgeable guide. She explained the history of geishas in Gion very well. My mother and I enjoyed our one hour with her.

Yuriko Y.

Dear NuruI Thank you very much for your review. I was so happy to have an opportunity to introduce history of maiko and geisha to both of you. Many thanks for having me as your guide. I hope to see you and your Mom again. Best regards Yuriko


Lisa H.

Nov 22, 2019

Arashiyama day trip

I had a wonderful day with Yuriko-san touring Arashiyama. We enjoyed a beautiful boat ride, delicious lunch and exciting rickshaw ride. Thank you so much for a wonderful time!

Yuriko Y.

Dear Lisa-san I can't thank you enough for your prompt and kind review. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed the Arashiyama day trip. I also had a lot of fun sharing a wonderful time with you ! Many thanks for having me as your guide. The time I spent with you will be in my heart forever. Please take good care of yourself and I truely hope to see you again. Best regards Yuriko


Susan M.

Apr 25, 2019

A great walk through Southern Higashiyama in Kyoto

Highly recommend hiring Yuriko as a private tour guide! Working within a time constraint and unsure of how best to manage our expectations (with so little time and so much to see), Yuriko patiently helped us plan a perfect 1/2 day tour prior to our arrival. We were able to see the sights most important to us and move at our own pace. Yuriko used her teaching skills to fill in the blanks, keep us on track, show us some areas of interest away from the crowds and ultimately get us to our final destination on time! It was a wonderful, enlightening day full of memories we will forever cherish! Thanks again Yuriko!

Yuriko Y.

Dear Susan Thank you very much for your kind review ! It was a great honor to show you around beautiful Kyoto. I was impressed with the fact that you had a deep interest and respect for Japanese culture. We had such a wonderful time walking down stone-paved streets and talking about so many topics !! Thanks again for choosing me as your guide. That was a memorable 1/2 day I would never forget. Many thanks Yuriko


Matthew L.

Apr 8, 2019

Interesting Day

Had an interesting day at Arayashima Bamboo Forest / Kiyomizu Dera Temple and Gion District

Yuriko Y.

Dear Matthew It was an honor to spend a wonderful time with you and your wife. Thank you very much and I really appreciate it. I hope you will come back to Kyoto. Sincerely Yuriko