I was born and brought up in Sapporo, the forth generation of immgrants to the frontier island of Hokkaido from the main island of Honshu.
I am honored to have an opportunity to introduce our home land, Sapporo and Hokkaido.
I have been engaged in the hotel business in Sapporo as a concierge for years and then I started as a tour guide. I also work as a medical English interpreter mostly for foreign residents in Sapporo.
I can offer standard tours as well as customized tours tailored to meet your needs. In particular my tour includes sightseeing spots that ordinary bus tours do not include but are very interesting places such as a Japanese sake brewery or an ikebana, Japanese flower arrangement class.
Sapporo serves as a flagship base for Hokkaido tourism and a variety of activities as Sapporo is the political, cultural, and economic center of Hokkaido. Hokkaido is treasure trove of tourist attractions: locally grown foods, high cuisine, and dynamic nature. From Sapporo, many many wonderful one-day trips are possible.
I am interested in Japanese history, sports (ski, golf, baseball, etc. ) culture (art, music, flower arrangement, caligraphy, tea ceremony), cuisine and shopping. So please feel free to contact me to plan your travel schedule.
Let me help you discover your own Sapporo and Hokkaido and create memories that wil last a lifetime.
A Recent Review of this guide
What a delight was Yuko san. She was on time and very kind. She brought us hand, feet and back warming pads as the weather was really cold. She discussed with us the tour for the day and customized it to our needs. Being local, she knew how to get around using local public transport and the history of Hokkaido. Lunch at the Otaru fish market was a delight with fresh seafood! Yum. We had a lot of fun with Yuko san, who was more like a caring mother than a guide. Highly recommend her.
National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter
Licensed Hokkaido Local Tour Guide(English)
Itinerary Control Manager
Ski Association of Japan Grade 1 certificate
1st grade English Proficiency Test in Japan
School Teacher's license for teaching English.
Education:M.A,in Literature and Language, B.A. in English Language and Literature, B.A. in Chemistry all from Hokkaido University.