Yukiko F.

4.98(179) reviews
 

Available Areas

Tokyo (Living), Kamakura, Yokohama

 

Languages

English, Japanese (Native)

 

Response Time

5 hours on average

 

Availability Updated

1 day ago

 

About

My name is YUKIKO. I'm a Licensed Tour Guide and a Registered Nurse. I've worked as a guide since 2015. I've been doing virtual experience on Amazon and for company's events since 2020. It's definitely a great step for myself and keeping my guiding skills for the last couple of years.

I live in Tokyo. Thanks to increasing the number of repeat, referred and new clients, tour guide is my main job.

I am a mother of 10 years old girl so that I'd be glad to welcome families with young children as well.

I used to teach Japanese cultures to elementary students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 at local and private elementary schools when I lived in Canada, United states, and New Zealand. My happiest moments with these children were when they look forward to another lesson every week. All lessons were customized and prepared after discussing with each classroom teacher. It was a challenging job, but this experience broaden my horizon and prompted me to become an English tour guide.

I have a license of Registered Nurse and a Medical interpreter.  I've still worked as a nurse during the off- tourism season so that I've kept a medical back ground. There are some common thinking between Tour guide and Nurse, both jobs are required to put myself into their shoes. I'll make plans considering their physical conditions and will arrange any supports after discussing about the tour.  I've already experienced to do several tours for mobility challenged clients who have intractable disease and have a difficulty for a long walking. Mobility challenged customers (cane/wheelchair) are always welcomed.  

I'd love to make your trip meaningful and unforgettable. Please feel free to contact with me anytime.   

I'm looking forward to meeting you in my tour! Arigatou!

Important

*My available tour dates are basically from Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 17:00 pm.(please ask me other possible dates and time if you would like)

*My available tour area in 2022, 2023 is Tokyo, Kamakura, Yokohama, Saitama area.

Please contact with me and talk about more details.

Thank you.


Tours

One day-Private Tour based on your requests in Tokyo

Tokyo
7 hours 30 min

My tour tyle is private customized tour in Tokyo, Yokohama, Kawagoe, Kamakura and other area (not so far from Tokyo) based on your requests. We communicate well in advance and will make your own itinerary. After booking, I will give you detailed itinerary. Please feel free to contact with me.

FROM$498/ per group

Zoom- Private live virtual experience in Tokyo

Tokyo
1 hour

You can enjoy seeing the real time viewing via Zoom while hearing interesting story, useful information, meanings of each spot from a professional guide. The guide visits popular spots in Asakusa or in Akihabara. I've done Live Zoom tour many times for individual customers and as a company’s event including through other sites since 2020. Let's join this popular virtual experience by your self, with your family and friends!

FROM$69/ per group

One day- Private Tour based on your requests in Kamakura

Kamakura
8 hours

Exploring a rich historical city, Kamakura will make your trip more meaningful. It was used to be a center of politics in the 12th century. There are many historical places that has been remained serene atmosphere. As there are many Zen Buddhism temples in this area as well, you can learn about Zen and eat Japanese vegetable dish. Please feel free to contact with me and talk more!

FROM$513/ per group

Zoom - Consulting service for Japan trip

Tokyo
0 hours 40 min

This service will be useful for individual tourists and backpackers who travel by yourself in Japan. To be ready for your trip, I can share information about the locations and give some advises to make a plan via ZOOM or Skype. Tourist places may change their regulations due to corona virus. Any questions for your trip or interests about Japan are welcome! It's worth to spend your time to talk with a local professional tour guide in advance.

FROM$61/ per group

One day-Private Tour for mobility challenged customers

Tokyo
7 hours 30 min

For wheel chair and cane users, it might be challenging to visit many spots in Tokyo. Some barriers on the way like steps and hills, getting on the train. It is very important to organize everything well in advance in order to fit their health conditions and paces. After hearing your condition, I will make a tentative itinerary. I had experienced to work as a nurse at hospital and also toured for some mobility challenged guests. Please feel free to contact with me and enjoy your trip!

FROM$498/ per group

One day-Private Tour based on your requests in Kawagoe

Tokyo
6 hours 30 min

Kawagoe is located in Saitama which take about 1 hour and 15 minutes from the central Tokyo. The city of Kawagoe developed as an merchant city during the Edo period and has kept its old and nostalgic atmosphere. Kawagoe, exploring a rich historical city, will make your trip more fun! There are many historical places such as Kumano shrine, Kita-in temple, candy street and main "Kura" street. Let's strolling around Kawagoe together!

FROM$429/ per group

Reviews

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Evelyn A.

Jan 26, 2023

Virtual Tour in Asakusa

Yukiko did an amazing job. This was a great experience.

Yukiko F.

Thank you for valuable review! Since I am the only professional guide who do Live Virtual Tour in Tokyo, I am pleased to hear what you thought about the tour. It's nice to have an option that I can send the real Japan via zoom wherever you live. See you in person next time!

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Kelly W.

Jan 22, 2023

Half day tour of east side of Tokyo

Yukiko was a wonderful and sweet guide. She communicated ahead of our tour so that we could fine tune what we wanted to see. Yukiko was energetic and able to keep up with us, and vice versa. She spoke English well. We enjoyed learning about the sights and neighborhoods on our walk. At the end of our tour, Yukiko gave us a personalized handmade journal of our itinerary, which included tips on public transportation, etc. She also gave us a gift box of cookies/crackers. We will definitely call upon Yukiko to take us around again.

Yukiko F.

Your review gave me an encouragement and helped to keep my motivation high for guests. Thank you so much. I would like to keep up energetic work for all of my guests. There are many more great sites in Tokyo. Look forward to meeting you again in the future!

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Kiri C.

Jan 20, 2023

Excellent private family tour!

We enjoyed a 5 hour tour with Yukiko, which she customised for us according to our family’s interests. She brought us to Ningyocho, a cultural area to visit some shops and food outlets, and we also spent some time working on advanced origami skills (making a dragonfly, then a parasol). Finally we wrapped up by attending a traditional carpenter, and carved our own chopsticks! Yukiko was friendly, knowledgeable and sensitive to our children’s needs/interests. She spoke English fluently. We would highly recommend her services to all.

Yukiko F.

It was great to hear what you felt and thoughts about the tour! It encouraged me a lot. Trying to find out guest's interests and the process of making your original itinerary are favorite parts of my tour. Let's explore more in Tokyo and make more Origami next time. Domo arigato!!

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Serene C.

Jan 18, 2023

Excellent guide, informative and enjoyable trip!

Yukiko is an excellent guide for our trip to Ghibli Studio (Tokyo). We couldn't purchase tickets as international visitors and Yukiko assisted us with it. She met us at our hotel on time, and even made us a very useful handbook with tips about getting around Tokyo on the public transport. She is also knowledgeable about the background of Ghibli films and history. On the way to the studio, she took us to a Ghibli themed cream puff shop that we didn't know about. Overall, it was a very enjoyable trip!

Yukiko F.

I was pleased to share enjoyable time with your family! Ghibli is one of my favorite movies. Luckily, we could get different flavored cream puffs and hope you enjoyed the taste as well as cute-looking. Thank you once again, have a wonderful trip in Japan!!