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Yoko T.

4.78(77) reviews
 

Available Areas

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

 

Languages

English, Japanese (Native)

 

Response Time

2 hours on average

 

Availability Updated

1 day ago

 

About

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.

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.

Important

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.)

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.

Tours

Tokyo Up-to-You Tour

Tokyo
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$272/ 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$249/ per group

Flowers in Kamakura: Great Buddha, Hasedera & Eishoji Temple

Kamakura
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$222/ per group

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

Nikko
11 hours

Nikko, which has been acknowledged as World Heritage in 1999, has temples and shrines with awesome sculptures.We will ride a JR-Tobu 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$272/ per group

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

Nikko
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$253/ per group

Edo Tokyo Tour: East Gardens & Ueno Park

Tokyo
4 hours

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.

FROM$127/ per group

Reviews

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Norlito A.

Nov 24, 2022

Experience with Yoko

Yoko has been very helpful the making this trip successful. Very knowledgeable and provided suggested tours to maximize our stay in Tokyo. She’s very flexible and can adapt to any changes and recommend based on appropriateness. Looking forward in meeting her tonight.

Yoko T.

Thank you so much for writing a review so soon. It was a great pleasure of mine meeting you and your wonderful family. All of you are so great including your cute granddaughter. I hope I can make your first trip to Japan an amazing one. Let's have fun!! See you tomorrow!!

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Stephen S.

Nov 20, 2022

Tokyo traditional culture tour

Yoko kindly agreed to meet me at a convenient location to begin our tour. The focus was on Japan traditional culture where we visited Meiji Jingu shrine, Asakusa temple and the gardens of the Imperial palace. Yoko was very friendly and knowledgeable. Having previously been raised in Seattle, she understood American culture and was very communicative. She shared with me the history about the shoguns, emperors and the shrines, and was very attentive to answering all of my questions. I had always wanted to experience Japan tea and we visited a tea shop to try matcha and Yoko was very patient as I familiarized myself with the variety of teas. Overall, a great day sightseeing and I would recommend Yoko.

Yoko T.

Thank you so much for writing a review just after you got back to the States. I appreciate your keenness on learning about the Japanese culture so much. Having a genuine Matcha at a very traditional store at Tsukiji was a nice experience, wasn't it? I had fun with you Stephen san and your wonderful team. I'll be looking forward to seeing you and your family, colleagues soon. Thank you again!!

Paulina G.

Nov 18, 2022

I had the most amazing day with the most amazing guide in Tokyo

Yoko is full of positivity and energy. She is extremely knowledgeable and intelligent. She knows the city of Tokyo and all its hidden gems. She has your best interest in mind. Yoko inquired what are my top things to see and then organized a whole day the most advantageous way so we got to see and experience even more. She explained a lot about culture and religion and history. It’s a very memorable day for me. I can not wait to come back and have Yoko guide me again. Thank you, Yoko san.

Yoko T.

Thank you so much for a wonderful day and an amazing review so soon. I'm so glad that it became a memorable day for you, Paulina san. I was so amazed that you did so much research before you come that you made the conversation much more interesting and I could enjoy story telling a lot based on your interest. I will be waiting to see and guide you again soon. Have fun in Kyoto and see you next year!!

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Isis D.

Nov 6, 2022

There's nothing like a good mood to make your day

Even though the weather wasn't helping to see Mt. Fuji, Yoko was still making sure we enjoyed the trip. She was rooting with us for the weather to improve and she was just as happy as we were when the "princess" finally showed up ;) Plus, she gave us a great tip about visiting the observatory in Tokyo. We recommend her!

Yoko T.

Thank you so much for your review, Isis san. It was really fun to be with you and your partner Victor. Both of you were so keen to learn about our culture. I was so amazed that you knew about the name of Japanese food like Gobo and Kaki. It was so dramatic when we could see Mount Fuji showed up at the Station at last. Have fun with your sake!! Thank you again!! https://gowithguide.com/blog/waiting-for-mount-fuji-with-a-lovely-couple-5048