Yukiko’s hometown is Yokohama, which is, appropriately for a tour guide, a historic gateway to Japan. Her origins may have contributed to her curiosity about the world and her wanderlust.
She says that when she was travelling around the world, she was helped by people in every city she visited and goes on, ‘I think it’s my time to show around visitors to Japan and make their visit a happy and rewarding one.’ She is also deeply knowledgeable and passionate about her own country, its arts and history — much to the delight and advantage of Dragonfly’s visitors.
As a seasoned guide, she knows how to adapt to the needs of the participants in her tours, is always cheerful and helpful, and ready to share that passion for her home country with anyone who is interested to find out more. And she not only imparts the ‘touristy’ history of Japan, but tries to give a rounded picture of the country. ‘I always pay attention to tell visitors not only good points and beautiful aspect but also the complete history of this country so that people can understand the true Japan,’ she says.
Giving her hobbies and interests as jogging, slow food, and environmentalism, she is not only a person of the world, but of the earth too.