Yoko T.

4.81(90) reviews

Available Areas

Kanagawa, Tokyo (Living), Yamanashi, Kamakura, Hakone, Nikko, Yokohama, Narita, Mount Fuji



Japanese (Native), English


Response Time

2 hours on average


Availability Updated

1 day ago



Hi, I'm Yoko, a National License Tour Guide&International Kikisake-shi.

I speak with an American accent, 'cause I lived in Seattle, Washington for six years in my childhood(3-9 years old). My tours might be better with people who love to walk, have stamina and keen to learn about the culture.

Now I live within a walking distance from Ueno Park, Tokyo, so I see a lot of International tourists walking around in my neighborhood every day.

(I'm giving some discounts on some of the tours, and I would appreciate if you could see things better at a reasonable price and I'm keen to introduce the places, so PLEASE CHECK EACH TOUR. The expenses are spelled out, too.)

"Tokyo is larger than we thought and the transportations are so complicated," Swedish guys told me. I'm here to help you. I know well about Tokyo, Yokohama, Yamanashi etc. and I travel most of the parts of Japan.

I would appreciate if you could see more sightseeing spots with me as your guide and enjoy your stay.

I love to answer your questions, even though I became nearly breathless when I was with American guests, a family of three, curiously asking me questions after questions:-)

I appreciated their interest in Japan very much.

I also go mountain trekking for nearly thirty years. I've been to the summit of Mt. Fuji and Mt. Kitadake three times. Talking about Mt. Takao, maybe more than fifty times.

I hope we can enjoy the beautiful view together.

I'm looking forward to seeing you soon and having a good time together.

Hope to hearing from you soon.


It will be first booked, first served basis, but could you make inquiries before booking?

If you're interested in TOKYO, MOUNT FUJI, or NIKKO, please check the tours before you make inquiries. (Some transportation for Mount Fuji or Nikko might be fully booked if you do last minute booking.)

I could also guide KYOTO, HIMEJI etc. if you will cover my transportation fare round trip from Tokyo.

If you'd like a car chartered, please check the PRIVATE CARS TOUR by yourself.

It's concerned with your budget, so I'm afraid I cannot make arrangements for that, but I will be happy to guide you with the car you chartered.

It's impossible to make quotes without knowing the spots you would like to visit.

Nikko and Mount Fuji are approximately two hours on Limited Express from Shinjuku or Asakusa.

Tokyo is not a compact city, but a huge one.

If you have difficulties with stairs, please tell me in your message. Thank you.


Tokyo Up-to-You Tour

8 hours

I recommend ending up the day with the night view of the Rainbow Bridge and the Tokyo Bay, the most beautiful night view in Tokyo I would like you to see. We will visit the spots you would like to in Tokyo.I will make an itinerary based on your choices and requests. (The popular highlights will be Meiji Jingu Shrine, East Gardens and Asakusa with Nakamise Souvenir Shopping Streets.) Sightseeing spots in Tokyo is widely spread, so I guess we can only visit three or four spots a day.

FROM$279/ per group

Mt. Fuji's View from Lake Kawaguchiko Up-to-You Tour

Mount Fuji
10 hours

Mt. Fuji isn't always visible, especially when it's hazy. Please choose the spots in the highlights you would like to visit around Kawaguchiko/ Mt. Fuji, based on your interest/preferences, your physical condition and the weather. It depends on which ones you choose, but I'll do my best to arrange it the way you can visit more than three of them but if you choose both Chureito Pagoda and Nemba, you might not be able to choose the other options unless you are willing to use taxis.

FROM$324/ per group

Flowers in Kamakura: Great Buddha, Hasedera & Eishoji Temple

8 hours

Kamakura is a very healing city, which became the capital of Samurai at the end of the 12th century, and has a lot of temples where we can see lovely flowers. We will ride a train for approximately an hour or so from Tokyo/Yokohama/Kawasaki area to visit there. Appreciating the flowers, some temples and shrines, we can also enjoy the beautiful twilight seaview.

FROM$233/ per group

Early Risers' Nikko Up-to-You Tour by JR-Tobu Express

11 hours

Nikko, which has been acknowledged as World Heritage in 1999, has temples and shrines with awesome sculptures.We will ride a Tobu Limited Express train for approximately two hours from the west side of Tokyo area/Saitama to visit there and take time to appreciate them.You can enjoy Yuba (tofu skin), which is one of the local specialities, buckwheat noodles or curry and rice etc. as lunch.

FROM$275/ per group

Edo Tokyo Tour: East Gardens & Ueno Park or Asakusa

4 hours 30 min

East Gardens of the Imperial Palace is one of the Must-See spots in Tokyo, I believe. The gardens are quite beautiful and there was the castle of the Capital approximately four hundred years ago and now around there is the business center of Japan. After visiting the East Gardens, we will visit Ueno Park, which also has some historical buildings. Or you can choose Asakusa, one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Tokyo instead.

FROM$151/ per group

Sculpture Wonderland in Nikko: Shinkyo Bridge, Rinnoji Temple, Toshogu Shrine, & Taiyuin

10 hours

Nikko, which has been acknowledged as World Heritage in 1999, has temples and shrines with awesome sculptures. We will ride a Tobu express train for approximately two hours from the east side of Tokyo area to visit there and take time to appreciate them. You can enjoy Yuba (tofu skin), which is one of the local specialities, buckwheat noodles or curry and rice etc. as lunch.

FROM$260/ per group


Silvia V.

Mar 30, 2023

Excellent guide!

We enjoy the day with Yoko. She showed us everything we asked. Very knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

Yoko T.

Thank you so much for the review, Silvia san. I'm glad that you enjoy the tour even we walked quite a lot. I will be looking forward to your picture book publication. Thank you again, Yoko


Rich C.

Mar 29, 2023

Knowledgeable Travel Expert!

Yoko-san picked us up at the lobby of our hotel in Tokyo and we embarked on a comprehensive road down memory lane for my mother. She did comprehensive research before the trip exchanging many emails with me to get the details so she could take us right to where my mother was born (Tokyo), went to school (Yokohama), and gave us a great tour of some of the top sightseeing spots as well. She was very generous with her time and shared a great deal of the history associated with the various places (Imperial Palace gardens, Sensou-ji, Ueno Park). She recommended some of the best restaurants which we would have never found on our own, and even arranged box seats for us at the Kabukiza Theater. I highly recommend Booking a tour with Yoko-san! ありがとうございます!

Yoko T.

Thank you so much for your review, リッチさん。I loved the drama "Roots" so I enjoyed researching about 文子さん's past but actually the place we visit might be your granma's birthplace because it was written in Toshiko's Koseki. Maybe your mom was born at Chuo Ward. I wish she sees the Youtube video of the former days of Honmoku, which matches her description a lot. Please tell your mom I miss her a lot. I'm really glad she survived the war and you give me the opportunity of meeting both of you. I hope both Judy san and you and all your family will take care and see you soon again. また会える日を楽しみにしてます!!文子さんによろしくお伝えください。


Daniel Z.

Mar 27, 2023

Tour of Tokyo

She was excellent.

Yoko T.

Thank you for your review. I really enjoyed talking with both of you . It was so interesting. I hope you enjoy your second day in Tokyo. If you have any further questions, feel free to send them. Have fun, please!!


Tom R.

Mar 16, 2023

First Timers

Tokyo is a wonderful city that is stunning from the old to the new. Yoko has this gift of being able to share her knowledge of this amazing city. We throughly enjoyed our time with her and would highly recommend her to everyone.

Yoko T.

Thank you so much for writing a review so soon. It was such a delight to talk with you as soon as we met. I enjoyed hearing about your Califonian life and your amazing fishing trip at Alaska. I'm glad you enjoyed the sushi and tempera lunch too. There is so much to see that we couldn't cover Asakusa yesterday but I wish you can go on your own today. I hope you enjoy your rest of your stay and enjoy the rest of your trip, too. Thank you again for everything. Best wishes, Yoko