Brian PitterleUnited States
Yumi was an excellent guide. We were glad to have her help in navigating the public transit to Nikko from Tokyo, and then had an amazing time sightseeing through the town and local mountains during a heavy snow fall. In Nikko she arranged for a driver and van for our party of 5, and the driver was an enjoyable gentleman who also added color to the trip. The sights were gorgeous, the snow was fun, and we had a great time. I highly recommend Yumi as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brian, Thank you so much for your great feedbacks with 5 stars. And I thank you for choosing my tours. I really appreciate it. I had a great time with you and whole your family in Tokyo and in Nikko. Your children are smart and well-educated. I hope you keep traveling in Japan safely and in good condition. I wish you have a happy new year and all the best for you and your family. Please send my best wishes to Marion, your wife. Yumi
Jeremy W.United States
This was 2nd time with Yumi. 1st was on last visit and we went to Five Lakes. This time she took us to Nikko which was breathtaking. Sacred bridge, Gorge, Lake, etc. Always the professional, she took care of everything...train tickets, private van, etc. The driver was from Nikko and was excellent. Afterwards, she helped us with other aspects of our trip. She loves to email you even after her "tour" is over. She is a great guide - THE BEST!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeremy, Thank you so much for choosing my tour again. And also thank you for your great comments and 5 stars about my services. I really appreciate that. I hope you flew back home safely and restarted your work and life smoothly. I look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes for you and whole your family, Yumi
Patty SmithUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Patty, thank you so much for your 5 stars feedback. I appreciate it. It was a great time spent with you in Kyoto and Nikko. Please let me know when you come to Tokyo again to see your son. Let’s have a lunch or have a cup of tea! I wish you have a happy new year and all the best for you and your family. Yumi
David H.United States
This was our 3rd tour with Yumi and it was the best - one reason being we hired a car/driver. She had a good tour route, kept us informed about the sites, and completed the nicely paced tour. The driver assisted Yumi with local information to share with us. She is personable and friendly and has a good command of English - although not fluent in our estimation. She was very helpful arranging our transportation for the next day and getting our train tickets. We enjoyed her presence and would recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David and members of the group, Thank you very much for hiring me as your guide this time and for your feedbacks. We had a private car in Nikko area and we didn’t have any problems of walking issues there. I wish you keep traveling in Japan in safe and in good conditions of your health. If something happens during your trip such as an emergency case, please call 119 (to call an ambulance), especially for John’s issue. I forgot to tell you before leaving you. I wish all the best, Yumi
Dilip ShahUnited States
Good guide and good english
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dilip, Thank you very much for choosing my tour and for nice feedback. I appreciate it so much. It was the last day of Golden Week (long holidays of Japan) and congestion was expected, so we did a little rush. And the heavy rain started just after we took a bus. We were lucky to avoid raining. It was enjoyable tour for me. I wish your good health and happiness. All the best, Yumi
Claudia R.United States
If you are looking for a guide for Tokyo and the surrounding areas, look no further. Yumi is THE BEST! 3 couples spent a few days prior to our cruise with Yumi. We traveled to Nikko for a marvelous introduction to the natural beauty surrounding the big city. With Yumi's guidance, we took the subway and train before picking up our private taxi van. We visited the Divine Bridge, the awesome Kanmagafuchi abyss, the Kegon waterfalls and enjoyed a delicious lunch in the mountains. Yumi's English is excellent
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Claudia, Thank you so much for choosing me as your guide this time. And I appreciate your great feedback and comments with 5 stars. I am really happy to hear that you enjoyed my tour to Nikko. Thank you again and I wish all the best for your and your family. Yumi
Michael RamosUnited States
Yumi punctually met at us at our hotel. She took us by train from Tokyo Station to Nikko where she had a driver waiting for us. The tour of the Nikko area was phenomenal because of the beautiful sites. In our 30 days of traveling from Sydney to Nikko, Nikko was one our favorite areas. Kudos to Yumi for her knowledge, warmth, organization (purchasing our train tickets), arranging an adept driver and immaculate van, and her total care of us. I totally recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Michael, Thank you very much for choosing my Nikko tour and for great feedback with 5 stars. I really appreciate it. It was a great day in Nikko with you and your wife and your friends. It was very nice to meet you. I also enjoyed a lot. I wish your good health and happiness, all the best. Yumi
Kelly WinternheimerUnited States
Yumi was fantastic as usual! We have taken two tours by her while in Japan and this review is for Nikko. She is extremely knowledgable, friendly, kind, and considerate, which are all things that are quite important to us in a guide. The tour in Nikko was everything we could have hoped for and more. The sights, the food, the history and the amazing water! I cannot more highly recommend her, she is a true gem!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kelly, Thank you very much for hiring me as your guide again, and also I appreciate your great feedback with 5 stars! It was really enjoyable tour to Nikko with you and Eric. I look forward to seeing you again in US or Japan. I wish your happiness and a good health. All the best for you and your family, Yumi
Martin KatzUnited States
Yumi was punctual, friendly, knowledgeable, clearly experienced and wanted us to enjoy our tour to the maximum. If something was too crowded or closed for the day due to conditions not within her control, she quickly adapted our itinerary without any fuss and explained the changes to us. We had a great day with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martin, Thank you very much for choosing my tour and giving me such a lovely comment. It was very nice to meet you. I really enjoyed touring you and your friends yesterday. I wish your safe trip to Hawaii and LA, and your happiness and good health. Hoping to see you again. Yumi
Bethe PilchUnited States
She was very knowledgeable and pleasant.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bethe, thank you very much for your nice comments and 5 stars. It was very nice to meet both of you. I wish you may enjoy the tour of Japan in safe. Yumi
Julie ZipperUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for evaluation. I was sorry for rainy day...
Lilia TalenkoUnited States
We loved the tour and the guide! Yumi was knowledgeable, efficient, warm and very fun. We also had an exceptional driver in Nikko and without him the day would be much less delightful.
Amy VanUnited States
Yumi was a great guide (but still limited English comprehension and speaking ability). I told her what I wanted in the tour, and she provided. Kegon falls was amazingly awesome! Mt Nantai was indeed a mini Mt Fuji. The most well preserved shrine I visited in this trip! The driver Sato-san was very knowledgeable of his terrain and I was not rushed at all in any stop. I really appreciate that!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Amy, thank you for your great comments and 5 stars. It was a pleasant trip. I was happy to share great times with all of you!
This was the first of four full days with Yumi, and we enjoyed all. She is an amazing navigator of the subway system and train system, even during rush hour.In Nikko we used a Taxi driver which helped us to see more sites and shrines. Her choices of restaurants were very good. We enjoyed our day and would recommend her to anyone.
Jeffrey BradfordUnited States
Great tour of the Nikko area; we saw all the highlights we could hope in 6 hours. Renting a car (although extra) is highly recommended! The countryside is beautiful.
Fantastic tour, great suggestions for lunch with a great driver looking after us.
Peter KatzUnited States
It was really pleasure to have so nice and professional tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter, Thank you very much for such a great feedback and 5 stars! I really enjoyed touring with all of you. Best wishes for your life! Cheers! Yumi