My family (4 adults) was tired and hardly had any sleep the night before due to a late flight arrival, but when we met Mayumi the following early morning at the Skytree Tower in Tokyo, Mayumi greeted us with her bright smile and warm hello, and there was a ray of sunshine she brought with her! I had planned a very specific packed 4-hour itinerary with Mayumi (we communicated in advance) that required Metro/subway rides. I did not think we would be able to go to all the places we planned to visit, but lo and behold, Mayumi got us through them all with her organized planning, expertise with the complex Metro system and her enviable energy! It was extremely hectic with fast-paced walking, but this was expected, and she even got us back to our hotel just in time for my family to catch the ai... read more
Thank you Susan for writing such a wonderful review. Your warm comments really encourage me in this difficult situation due to corona virus. I'm happy you really enjoyed the tour with me. As you had to take the bus to the airport and had things to buy and see, we did things quickly. We finally succeeded doing everything we planned!! Thank you again for keeping up with the fast pace. But I really want you to enjoy a leisurely tour spending more time at each place. Please come back to Japan again. I have many ideas to entertain you both in and outside Tokyo. I'm always happy to putting on my thinking cap so that you can enjoy your stay as much as possible. Looking forward to the next chance.
We booked Mayumi for our trip to Japan, starting in Tokyo. We booked a nine hour tour and were able to see all the sites. Very happy with Mayumi attention to details and how she mixed up old Japan with the modern Japan. She was even so kind to to help us cook Shabu Shabu for lunch. If you need a great guide, don’t look any further. Book Mayumi!
First of all, thank you for coming to Japan this time. I was really happy to be with you and your family. As your kids are full of intellectual curiosity, I enjoyed answering their questions. I'm happy you like sukiyaki and shabu shabu. Although some foreign tourists hesitate to eat row egg, you all tried and liked it. That's the way the Japanese eat sukiyaki. I can imagine that you are having great time in another place in Japan learning something new every day. There are different specialties at different places throughout Japan. Please have fun!! And of course, please take good care of yourselves to stay fit. Lastly, thank you for writing such a kind review in the middle of your tour. Please say hi to everyone. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future!!
We are grateful to have met Mayumi and to have spent a full day with her touring Tokyo. She is a warm and personable host, happy to share her knowledge with her clients and to maximize their enjoyment of the sites in Tokyo. Her special interests are the shrines and temples of Japan. There are many in Tokyo and these were special stops during our tour. We highly recommend Mayumi as a guide for Tokyo sites.
Hi David! First of all, thank you for coming to Tokyo this time though some people decide not to travel to Japan because of the concern about the corona virus. We were able to leisurely enjoyed each place as there were less big groups of tourists in Tokyo then. I was really happy you were interested in many things about our history and culture. I've just been to Kyoto. I went on a hiking to a sacred mountain that has a beautiful temple and shrines. I have lots of tips that I'd like to share with you. I'm looking forward to the next chance to do another tour with you. Lastly, thank you so much for writing such a warm review. Please say hi to Melissa!
Absolutely a great day. Mayumi was the perfect host. We are a family of four two boys 14 & 10 . We had a wonderful day we wanted to see as many aspects of Tokyo that we could fit in a day. From the very beginning she was very engaging and knowledgeable. We had a pace that was quick but also easy to maintain, just the way we wanted it allowing us to see so much. She answered all and any questions we had. We had amazing food around town as well as the restaurant we stopped at. She was very insightful in to Japan’s history as well as the modern day. The boys really liked her Booking this private tour was the absolute right Decision. Thank you
Jason, thank you so much for all those words you gave me. I really appreciate it. From the very beginning, I was very happy to be with you. The boys are amazingly quick learners and always listened to me carefully, which made me want to show you as much as possible. You all are such skillful travelers that you 'd like to try any food you've never eaten. Remember the word you learned when you ate the super yummy Toro? "Cho- Oishii!!"? I'm sure you'll encounter more "Cho- oishii" while in Japan. Please enjoy Hiroshima, Osaka, and Kyoto! Local delicacies are waiting for your family. I hope I'll meet you again. Big hugs!!
Mayumi was friendly, punctual, helpful before and during our tour, knowledgeable and patient with our children, providing a flexible day to meet our expectations and interests. She was able to share historical and current information about Tokyo and discuss trends and interests of locals. It’s worth noting that we paid for her lunch and travel ie train fare of 1,000 yen - in hindsight it would be worth clarifying this expectation beforehand so you’re not surprised.
Thank you for posting the good review, Vanessa. I'm happy you fully enjoyed the tour with me. It was worth my arranging kimono and rickshaw for your group of 8 people well in advance so you won't waste time. Everything went smoothly thanks to your cooperation and kindness. I really appreciate it. Hope everyone is doing well. Please say hi to them!
We had a fabulous day with Mayumi! She personalised our tour based on where we were staying and finished at a gluten free restaurant as my son has coeliacs disease. She is very knowledgeable and lots of fun plus great with kids. Mayumi is gold class and made our first day in Tokyo so memorable! Thanks Mayumi!!
Tracy, thank you for your wonderful review! Hope everyone is doing well. I fully enjoyed myself in the limited time thanks to your family. It was a lot of fun! I guess you had many precious experiences at each place you visited in Japan. I wish I could meet you again and hear of your adventure. Please give my regards to everyone. Hugs and Kisses!!
Mayumi was friendly, knowledgeable and well organised. We had an excellent time and enjoyed the day. Mayumi’s knowledge of history, culture and the places we visited was great. She was also patient and genuine. Thank you for a lovely day!
Thank you so much for writing such a warm review, Stuart. It was quite a great day yesterday. As the girl who invited us to the tea ceremony said, the view of Mt Fuji from Tokyo Tower was the most beautiful in this winter! Our tour was filled with lots of luck. I guess it must have been brought by your daughters' excellent luck. Thank you for sharing the beautiful day with me again. There are more places for girls to learn history. I'm looking forward to the next opportunity to guide you all. Tale care!
Thank you so much Mayumi we had the most amazing 3 days. You organised everything for us when we arrived pasmo, exchanging jr passes, booking Shinkansen nothing was too much trouble. The days you planned were a perfect mix of keeping parents and 2 children very happy and engaged. So many hi-lights I wouldn’t know where to start however recommend everyone eat the tuna wow just wow! Thank you for all the photos they are so great. You are an amazing guide and when we come back we will definitely be seeing you again.
THANK YOU so much for your super express review, Kristy. You are a great mother who makes everything organized and makes everyone happy. I'm just impressed how you are trying to accommodate to Japanese culture when you are on the train and when you get trash. I'm sure your kids will be nice citizens of the world! Another thing that surprised me was the ninja skills of your family. The ninja master was also surprised whispering, "It's next to impossible to handle shuriken like them." Yes, I thought one of your ancestors must have a ninja!! And I really enjoyed learning about your wild life. I didn't know there's such dangerous places in Sydney! I do want to see you again in Australia or Japan. I already miss your kids!! Please say hi to them.
I enjoyed a wonderful day with Mayumi visiting multiple temples and shrines around Kamakura. Despite the detailed itinerary, nothing was rushed and the day proceeded at a leisurely pace. Mayumi is warm and engaging and has an illuminating knowledge of Japanese history and culture.
Thank you for writing such a great review, Mark. I'm so impressed by your deep knowledge about Japanese culture and religious custom. I guess you learned the unique sense of balance of Japanese people while visiting the Seven Lucky Gods in Kamakura. Actually, more than 3 million people payed the first visit to Meiji-jingu Shrine, and almost the same number of people visited Narita-san-Shinshoji Temple during the New Year Days. Both Shinto and Buddhism have taken root so deeply in our daily lives since the ancient period that people are not conscious of religious sect, I guess. Of course I visited my local temple to pray for health and happiness of my family and friends. I'm looking forward to the next opportunity to visit other interesting shrines and temples with you. Thank you again fo... read more
MAYUMI is well suited to this line of work and has a fabulous personality and excellent English speaking skills. She showed us things we would have missed on our own, and even got our rail tickets for the remainder of our trip! I particularly enjoyed Ginza and the fish market, and wish we had more days in which we could explore Tokyo with Mayumi.
Hi Carolyn, thank you for sparing time to write a great review for me though you are still busy traveling around Japan. I can imagine you are enjoying each spots. I'd like to hear the story of this trip someday. I've just been to Kyoto and made it home yesterday. Now it'd be your turn to visit Kyoto, I guess. Enjoy the traditional attractions of the city! Do not come back to Japan without letting me know, please. I have more places to show you and more foods to introduce you both inside and outside Tokyo. I'm looking forward to the next opportunity.
Our family of 5 included grandmother and teenagers. We had an excellent two day tour with Mayumi. She was very flexible on meeting time, arrived ahead of time each morning. She listened to my teenagers and took them to places they are interested in - pointing out along the way cat cafes, foodie spots and teen fashions. She was very personable and connected very well with all of us. She paced the tour very well and catered to all ages in my group. I am most impressed she kept my two teenagers engaged throughout the tour. She took us to local spots for lunch and it was one of the best value, best sushi we had. She is a true gem.
We had a great day with Mayumi--she customized a day for us based on the sights I told her I wanted to see. She is very knowledgeable about the history of Japan and her English is excellent as she has lived abroad. I would definitely recommend her.
Thank you for posting a great review, Lee. I'm happy you enjoyed the tour with me. Because your son is full of intellectual curiosity, I really enjoyed talking with him. Please come back to Japan someday again as there are lots of places I'd like to show you to help you appreciate the deep attractions of our culture. Please say hi to Jake. See you again!
Many thanks to Mayumi san for such a great trip! My family and i really enjoyed the tour a lot. She is very knowledgeable and introduced all the various kind of food in Japan to us. We just loved it with non stop eating! Mayumi san engaged very well with kids with so much stickiness. Her tour is indeed outstanding!
Don san, Thank you so much for your writing a warm review. How were the following days? I hope you renjoyed the snow next day. It was really a lot of fun to introduce you many kinds of Japanese foods. I'm happy you like them. I still have more ideas on food? I'm looking forward to the next chance to show you the deep world of Japanese cuisine. Please say hi to everybody in your family. I love you, Chia, Ying, Zern, and Hero Jet! See you again.
Our family is extremely pleased with Mayumi. My kids absolutely love her. She covers a lot of spots that we wouldn't have think of. She plan our day accordingly and manage to even stop at my requested lunch place. She taught me how to read the subway map so I can navigate on my own on days when we will be on our own. She plan the tour very efficiently and I am surprised my 9 and 7 years old were not even complaining of the walk. She make it so fun for the kids. I highly highly recommend her if you are looking for a Tokyo guide
Wow, Venny! I've never imagined such a quick, nice, and warm comments from you because you must be so busy moving around. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!! Yes, actually, I'm also surprised that such young kids were not complaining at all though it was your first day in Japan and you must have been tired. They are very very nice! I still cannot help chuckling to myself when thinking of your kids. They completely makes me happy. I can imagine you are enjoying different foods and experience outside Tokyo now. I'm waiting for you to come back to me on December 29. Have fun!!
Mayumi is a great guide. She gave us a quick tour to a few places in Tokyo because we did not have a lot of time. She is a very friendly and pleasant person. She attended to all our needs and always tried her best to accommodate us. We would definitely want to go with her again next time we are in Tokyo.
Hieu, it was a great pleasure for me to have you in our tour. Thank you for joining us in spite of your injury. Hope it's getting better. And thank you for posting the great review and for everything during the tour. I showed you just a small part of Tokyo this time. I have a lot of things to show you in and outside Tokyo. I'm always happy to help you create a pleasant itinerary that covers your interests. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Please say hello to Lily and her brother!
I can’t even tell you how amazing Mayumi was. She made everything easy for us. At first my daughter was shy but within minutes Mayumi was her best friend. Mayumi showed us old and new Tokyo which was perfect because we were only there for one day. I went with my mom and my kids and we did something for everyone. Not only did we get to sightsee but we learned a lot of information that my kids love to repeat over and over! Ha. Thank you Mayumi for an unforgettable day!
Hi Cecille! Thank you for writing such a wonderful review in the midst of your busy tour. Yes! I also feel like Avery and I got best friends immediately. I'll never forget her beautiful wish on the votive tablet. I guess she would win Nobel Peace Prize in the future.Do you remember it? And I'm really impressed by how kind James are to his grandma. Thanks to his kindness, we can see amazingly lots of must-see things in Tokyo. I fully enjoyed being with your family. I really appreciate it. I'll be waiting for you to come back to me. See you again! Big hugs.
Learned so much in 2 days. Mayumi was very knowlegeable and fun to be with. She made it very comfortable and less intimidating to take the train. Didn't know that Metro and subway are different and have to get different tickets. IC card can be uses for both. I highly recommend Mayumi. Thank you so much.
Leila, Thank you so much for your great review. I already miss you all so much. We had ridiculously different weathers in the two days. We did Tokyo tour in a cold rainy day and Hokone tour in a perfectly beautiful day. Even in the bad weather, we laughed and laughed thanks to your family's brightness and humor. I learned that laughing warmed up not only our mind but also body itself. I'll never forget your sisters. And yesterday was perfect! Mt Fuji was just amazing!! Though there are lots of tourists in Hakone on Sunday, we could enjoy tranquil nature and peaceful lunch. But it was interesting to see so many people coming to the restaurant when we finished eating. I have to admit that you have a secret power to attract people... Anyway, I can imagine that you are enjoying your stay in T... read more
We are a family of 4 ages 26 to 64.I am not in the best shape with bad knee's but she did a real good job slowing and adapting the planned itinerary. It was pouring rain that day so very challenging but it went good.How a tourist could manage the subway and trains on their own is next to impossible and alot of time wasted.
Thank you so much for the kind review, Susan. Although it was the coldest day with rain in his autumn in Tokyo, I was really happy to be with your family. I was worried about your knee condition during the tour, but you were doing very well and your thoughtfulness made everyone smile. I really appreciate it. I also enjoyed talking with Michael and Cathy. Hope you'll come back to Japan in spring next time. Looking forward to the reunion in the future!
We contacted Mayumi with a long list of requests for our half-day tour: could she show us the Shitamachi area of Tokyo, while accommodating my photography hobby + very slow walking speed, plus drop us off at a specific vegetarian restaurant at the end? She made all of our requests happen, plus still managed to show us Nezu-jinja Shrine AND help us activate our JR Rail Passes and purchase multiple sets of train tickets along the way. She was charming, warm, and knowledgeable, and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with her. Wish we had booked her for another day!
Cynthia, Thank you for writing such a great review. The day we explored the Shitamachi area was quite a beautiful day. We saw a lot of interesting things in the limited time. It was the first time for me to eat the cat shaped yummy doughnut in Yanaka-ginza. Thank you for getting it for me. I'm sure you fully enjoyed your stay in Japan. I still have many things and hidden spots to show you in and outside Tokyo. I'm looking for the next opportunity to see you again! Thank you again for everything.
Mayumi was very communicative and thorough and did a great job!
Thank you for your great review, Zac. We had a great day visiting some shops that handle Japanese brands. The beautiful ladies from New York were very much interested in fashion. They wanted to see shops which they don't see in NY. It was my pleasure to show them rather new brand by young designers. Thank you again for giving the opportunity to help your clients find things they'd like. We really enjoyed it! I'm looking forward to the next chance.
If you want to learn about Japanese history and present time Mayumi is the right choice. We asked her many questions about traditions and rules..we learned a lot about history of this great country. But be ready to walk fast and follow her closely ?..
Thank you for posting a good and kind review, Julia. The tree days I spent with your group was quite a great experience. Beautiful days in Tokyo, Kamakura, and Nikko. I wanted to show you as much as possible, but It seems that I should have make it more slowly. I'm always trying to accommodate to my guests' pace but it was not enough this time, I guess.. Your comment reminds me of what's the most important for me. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to rethink about that. I'll keep it in mind and keep trying to improve my tour. Please say hello to everyone!
We could not imagine a better guide for touring Tokyo. Since she is born and raised in Tokyo and she studied history in university, she was a wealth of knowledge. Her English is fantastic and her personality is so delightful. She spent a good deal of time in preparation for our trip in order to show us the specific sights and experiences we wanted. She then was still able to adapt without hesitation when we asked for changed that occurred due to the tour company itinerary changes. We wanted to see. The Nebu shrine, a normal Tokyo residential area, eat where the locals eat and architectural sights. Then we had to add in shoe shopping as I left my tennis shoes at home. She took us to a lovely stationery store where I was able to buy the most precious gifts for the grandchildren ...light weig... read more
Hope you are having great days. Thank you for posting such a great review quickly. Our tour focused on the places where you can feel the local atmosphere. I really enjoyed the relaxing tour that day. Thank you for sharing me the beautiful day with me. As I searched places you'd like to eat, it made me more knowledgeable about healthy restaurants. I'll be back there again. I loved it. Thank you again for everything. I wish we'd do another special tour next time! See you again.
Mayumi was not only extremely knowledgeable in all subjects in which we were interested but she was very accommodating (even taking us to the Cat Cafe in Tokyo), fun, spoke very good English and was always cheerful and energetic. My daughters and I could not have asked for a better guide, or a nicer person! The Donohoe Family
Carol, thank you for writing such a wonderful review. Hope you all are doing well. I well remember the pleasant two days. It was a lot of fun! I went to Nikko again the day before yesterday. I couldn't but chuckle to myself when I think of your adventurous morning from Narita. I guess there are more things for you to see and experience both in and outside Tokyo. Please come back to me in the future. I'll be waiting for the next adventure with you. Please say hi to girls!
We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Mayumi. Her personality shined through and her expertise of Tokyo gave us the ability to explore the city in great detail.
Thank you for writing the great review, Glenn. Thanks to you, I had a great day with Adam & Amanda after you left me. I wish I could have met you again that morning. But I'm happy to know that you were totally enjoying rugby. Tomorrow will be a big day for you. Go go South Africa! Hope we'll meet each other again in the future.
We enjoyed 3 days with Mayumi! We visited Nikko, Mt Fuji , and Kamakura with Mayumi She is amazing! She is professional, knows and loves Japan! We had thousands of questions and she always had answers! She is a very caring person with beautiful sense of humor, was ready to help and explain everything possible Never even watch her own time And we are extremely thankful to her to make our trip to Japan unforgettable! If you want to enjoy Japan and learn you have to share it with Mayumi! Thank you sooooooo much, dear Mayumi!
Thank you sooooooo much for your quick and warm review, dear Anna! Hope you are enjoying every single moment. I really miss you. The days we spent together were full of happiness and luck. We saw more beautiful things than I expected. Although we had rain when we went to Nikko, things like Shinkyo Bridge, Toshogu Shrine and surrounding nature were even more beautiful thanks to the rain. But the biggest factor that made our tour such pleasant and happy is your kindness and sense of humor. I really appreciate it. I wish I could be with you longer. I know that your travel is still going on. As a typhoon is approaching Japan and it'll get cooler and cooler, please take care and enjoy the rest of your travel. I believe that our paths will cross again someday. Please say hello to Daniel, Jenny... read more
We were all very happy with our tour with Mayumi. She was very helpful, knowledgeable and respectful. We will all recommend her to family and friends. A sweet lady and very good in her role. Russell Laird.
Thank you fro your quick and kind review, Russell. It was quite a beautiful day. We could visit and see a lot of places in a day thanks to your making so many steps. Hope you all rested well last night. I'm happy if I could help make your stay in Tokyo one of the most impressive pages of your story of this great journey. Please give my regards to everyone. Thank you again for everything. Mayumi
Mayumi was the most kind and warm hearted person. Not only did she provide the most amazing experiences but we felt like we made a true friend. Mayumi is extremely knowledgeable about Japanese history and culture and we learned many things. This has been the greatest trip of our lives and we are so thankful to have shared this experience with Mayumi. We will miss Japan but we will miss Mayumi’s warm smile even more. Mayumi is the best! Mayumi, thank you so much for everything! We miss you already!
Candice. Thank you so much for posting such a warm and kind review soon after the tour. Yes, I really felt like we became true friends. I wish I could have been with you longer. It's true that the happy time flies especially fast. Thank you for walking a lot to see many things with me. I didn't want to make you exhausted but at the same time, I'd like to show as many things as possible in order to make your trip to Japan the most impressive memory. I'm very happy you like foods and places I recommended. Please come back to me in the near future. I'm always ready to show other interesting things. I really miss you too, Candice!
I had a business trip which brought a colleague and me to Tokyo. We are jaded travelers based out of NYC (been everywhere and know everything types! ). We let Mayumi pick the itinerary for the day, and she brought us on a thoughtful and fun tour of Tokyo. From the fish market to historical sites, she blended factual information with historical detail to put it all in context. Tokyo and Japan are sophisticated, and she made it all come to life. Mayumi has a relaxed personality, and her English is fantastic. She is high energy and whipped us through the subway system in no-time! She is a true professional and a top-tier guide. If you are in Tokyo or Japan, Mayumi is an excellent choice. Good luck and great travels.
Thank you for posting such a fantastic and detailed review, Stephen. I'm really happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me. I just wanted to show you what you might not be able to find during your business trip. Did you remember the yummy foods we ate together? They were so good, but we have other specialties depending on the season. The Japanese enjoy the changes of seasons especially when we eat seasonal food. I have something I do want you to try! And you can experience even more diverse attractions outside Tokyo too. Why don't we explore other places next time? I'll be waiting for you to come back to me in the near future. Thank you again for everything you shared with me during the tour.
Knowledgeable, witty, personable and very dedicated. Speaks perfect English. For sure will use her again on the next trip.
Hi Benny, Thank you so much for your kind review though you must be tired after walking a lot in the heat. Thank you fro everything you gave me during the tour. I really appreciate it. I had great three days with you including many lucky moments. I already miss you!! Please give my best regards to Orna. I wish our paths will cross again.
Terrific tour, Mayumi is extremely knowledgeable and has a great sense of humour, made the tour just right for a family.
Thank you for writing the great review in the midst of your busy tour, Pat. How are girls doing? I can imagine you all enjoyed Hakone and other places after Tokyo too. I was really happy to spend the pleasant two days with your family. Thank you again for giving me such a great opportunity. I really appreciate it? Waiting for all of you to come back to me in the future!
Mayumi is full of energy and loves sharing information about her city. Communication was very easy and she was able to show us part of Tokyo we have never seen. Mayumi was able to fulfill our requests to go to specific places to do some shopping and our favorite part eating all the goodie around the city.
Thank you for posting a great review, Michael. Your comments really encourage me to offer even more interesting tours to my future guests. Of course, I'm always prepared for the next adventure with you and your family. Never come back to Japan without letting me know that. Hoping everyone is doing well. See you again!
Very knowledgeable, warm and friendly. She regaled us with inside stories and trivia about the sites we visited. She is fun and always smiling. Her in depth knowledge made our experience more stimulating and fun at the same time. Will book a tour with her again and again. Thank you for the wonderful four hour tour with you Mayumi. You were amazing!
Hi Mercy! Thank you for your warm and kind review. Though our time was limited, I did wand to show you as much as possible. I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed the tour with me. I'm always ready to guide you other interesting destinations both inside and outside Tokyo. I'll be waiting for you to come back to me in the very near future. See you again!
Mayumi was a delight to be with—pleasant, helpful, cheerful! She had such a great disposition and connected with my teen sons! She was able to strike conversations with them regarding the places she brought us to! Highly recommended!!
Thank you for sparing time to post such a great review for me, Jennifer. I really enjoyed myself guiding you and kids around. I cannot forget their pleasant face in Akihabara. I wish I could have been with you longer. But I'd say it may be good for us to keep another fun for the next time. I still have lots of things I must show you. I'm looking forward to the next chance. Please say hello to your husband and kids. Thank you again.
Mayumi helped my friend and I to whereever to meet up with her. Then when we go on our tour together, she was really informative and tied to to the best of her ability to answer aby question qe had. But overall she was very
Thank you for your kind review, Michael. I really enjoyed myself with you for the two days. You two are so energetic that I'm sure you spent great days after I left you. I'd like to hear about your adventure next time you come back to Japan. Thanks to you, I'm getting interested in rugby now. Please say hello to him!
Mayumi communicated a clear plan before our arrival. She was very prepared, able to adjust according to our needs and desires. My two boys enjoyed her company very much. I would highly recommend that you hire Mayumi, so that you can make the best of your time in a Tokyo.
Hey, Leah. Thank you so much for writing the kind review. Hope you are enjoying everything. Though the weather may not be good now because of the influence of the typhoon, that's part of adventure. You and boys are having several kinds of typical summer weather in Japan. I'm sure you can enjoy any aspects of the tour because you all are such skillful tourists. Considering the coming heatwave after the typhoon, I really admire the plans you've made. I hope you'll enjoy all those workshops and experiences. I wish I could attend them with your kids! Please say hello to your kids. Much love and gratitude!!
Mayumi, was absolute amazing, informative, friendly and patient with our children. We learnt how to use the metro and made getting around Tokyo much easier during the hot day. She gave us insights to local Japanese culture too.
Thank you so much for your posting the great review in the middle of your looooong journey. I can imagine you are enjoying the different season in the different country. I hope I'll be able to hear the story of your great adventure when we meet in person again. I wish a happy journey to all of you!!
From start to finish Mayumi was absolutely incredible. If you are looking to hire a tour guide on Triple Lights you need not look any further. She is the best tour guide we have ever had! If you are looking for someone that speaks perfect English, has incredible knowledge about every cultural aspect of Japan, and someone that peers well with your kids...then Mayumi is for you. She is also a wonderful person. If my wife and I were able to pack her up and bring her back home with us...we would have LOL! She made our trip! Thank you so much for the best time ever, you are a national treasure, and the government of Japan should send you a medal for promoting your country so perfectly! Look no further, book Mayumi now! She is far and away the best tour guide on Triple Lights! We lov... read more
Randy! It's so kind of you to write such a great review for me!! There's no better publicity than your warm and humorous words. You are exactly in charge of my sales promotion! I've thought of you every day since our tour was over. I wish I could chase you!! All the members of your group were too impressive for me to forget. We went to many different places, ate many kinds of foods, and laughed a lot. I really enjoyed myself thanks to your sweetness. However, I am thinking more places and things I'd like you to go and experience with me. I'm really looking forward to the next opportunity. Hope your kids and Mrs. Randi are having another wonderful vacation now. I'll be waiting for you to get back to me here in Japan. Thank you again for everything you gave me during the tour!!
She did the Seven god's of fortune tour with us and gave a lot of information. It was a long walk but interesting and not to many tourists in the neighbourhood. We liked the local restaurant she took us to.
Hello Van, thank you so much for your writing a kind review! How was your trip throughout Japan? I can imagine how fantastic it was. You are my first guests from Belgium. It was interesting for me too to learn about different culture thanks to my guests. I wish we'd meet again someday. I'll give you another adventure next time. Pleas say hello to everyone!!
My wife and I gave Mayumi a tough task. We asked that she show us one of the worlds largests cities in 1 day with a emphasis on food, culture, and history. In a span of 8 hours she was able to meet all those requests during our tour of Tokyo. She was wonderful throughout the day. She has a lot of positive energy and it shows from the first moment you meet and lasts until she is finished with the tour. I highly reccomend her as she is kind caring and very knowledgable in her job. Thank you Mayumi!
Thank you, Siam, for posting such a great review so quickly!!! I hope you are doing well today too. Now that you learned the basic perspective on our religion, history, and culture, you'll be able to appreciate the mysterious Japanese life wherever you go. Please enjoy new experiences and tell the story of your fruitful tour to Japan to your kids showing the video of the monkey performance and the crazy crossing. Thank you again for walking all the way throughout Tokyo and sharing the wonderful day with me. Please say hello to Alice!!
Our family spent the day with Mayumi. She was fun , enthusiastic and also great with our kids ( age 13 yrs) Highly recommend a tour with mayumi!
Thank you so much for writing the kind review, Alicia. We made optimal use of our limited time. Hope you are enjoying every single moment traveling in Japan. Actually, I have more places to show you and more experiences I'd like you to try. Please come back to me again in the future. I miss your family!!
Touring with Mayumi was one of the best decisions we made when planning our trip to Japan. She met us at our Airbnb and guided us through traditional customs, tourist spots, history and the railway system all while keeping it interesting. Mayumi was very knowledgable and engaging. We had 4 kids with us (ages 9, 11, 12, 13) and Mayumi seemed to connect with them and make them giggle. We toured 2 days with Mayumi in Tokyo seeing shrines, gardens, Skytree, Tsukiji (outer) Market, Gotokuji Temple, Monster Kawaii Cafe (a highlight for the kids), Pokemon store, Shibuya Crossing, Ginza, Harajuku district and more. She was very relaxed and patient, even with the kids' vending machine and snack obsession. She also had great suggestions for things to do after we parted ways. Mayumi also... read more
Thank you so much for posting such a warm and detailed review, Falon. It was a kind of exciting experience for me to find the hidden air bnb. That made me even happier when I finally met you finally. I won't be able to forget the pleasant days we spent together for good. I liked to see your kids trying to eat everything and enjoying Japanese culture. They were polite, and willing to adapt themselves to our culture. We have a saying, "The kids grow up as they were raised." I'm impressed how you are well educating your four children. I do want to see you all someday again. Please say hello to your husband and kids. I loved you all!!
Mayumi was very friendly and energetic and was very well informed on all the sites visited. Her english is very good and not hard to understand. Overall my family and I greatly enjoyed having her tour us.
Thank you so much for your kind review, Paola. It was really lucky for me to finally guide you on that day. Although the weather was not very good, we had a great day seeing many things and eating delicious foods. Thank you again for everything during the tour. Please say hello to your husband and cute daughter?
Mayumi is amazing and the best! She met us at our hotel full of energy, excitement and ready to guide us through our day. We chose her based on her background with history and were not disappointed at all, in fact it was more than what we could have ever expected. Our day was filled with facts, informations and overall just good company. We experienced a great lunch based on her guidance as well. I simply cannot say enough good things about her. I would highly recommend her for sure. Thank you Mayumi for a phenomenal day.
Davena, I just noticed that my reply to your comments has yet to reach you though I did write to you before. I'm sorry about that. Anyway, thank you do much for writing such a great review. That was a beautiful day. We had so many things to see, so eat, and to shop in a limited time that our tour was fruitful and pleasant. As I thought the hair stick you bought was really pretty, I got back to that shop the next day to buy one for me. Now I remember you every time I use it. I'm looking forward to the next opportunity I could guide you other interesting places. Thank you for everything again. I love you too, Davena!
This is not my first trip to Japan. I have had many guides in the past. We hired Mayumi for Tokyo tour with our kids. Her English is excellent. She’s very knowledgeable and interesting tour guide. I highly recommend her for anyone seeking an English language tour of Tokyo.
Thank you for your writing a great review soon after our tour. It's very kind of you, Brian. It was a pleasant day with several happy unexpected things, which would make your stay in Tokyo even more unforgettable. I can imagine how all of you are enjoying every single moment after Tokyo as well. I hope you discover more yummy food and interesting culture in Japan. Thank you again and please say hello to your family.
We spent four hours with Mayumi walking through the Tsukiji outer fish market and around the Senso-ji temple in Asakusa. With three teenagers I often find it hard to keep their interest in cultural sights but all three said how much they enjoyed Mayumi’s commentary (a rare thing for them to say about a guide!). She was interesting and tailored her comments to what she thought the kids would be interested in. She didn’t bore them with too many historical facts. She took us to eat the best sushi in the fish market and showed us other famous food places such as Funawa which had the best soft serve green tea ice cream. Mayumi is highly knowledgable but more importantly has a fun personality and I would highly recommend having her as your Tokyo guide.
Thank you so much for your comment, Karen. I'm happy to hear your words. Although we spent only 4 hours, we had a pleasant time. I really appreciate your kindness. I'm sure you are enjoying your stay in Japan. How was the arcade in Akihabara? Did your kids see how Japanese so-called Otaku boys playing games amazingly well? Or your kids might be better gamers than them? And, speaking of ramen, Tenkaippin is one of a nationwide chain of pork-broth ramen, whose head shop is in Kyoto. It's so famous that many ramen fans go there when they are in Kyoto. But my recommendation is Daiichi-asahi near Kyoto Station. If you go there, you should do it early in the morning because there would be a long line in front of the shop from about noon to late afternoon. Please tell this info to your kids. I ho... read more
I travelled to Tokyo with my family of 5. Mayumi was extremely helpful right from the time we booked a tour with her, she helped us decide how to define the rest of our trip to Japan. She was always very quick to respond to our questions, provided very comprehensive responses and made great suggestions for our trip. During the 2 full days we spent with her she was highly flexible to accommodate our needs and designed the tour to make this a fantastic family trip. My children, wife and I felt at ease and very comfortable with Mayumi right from the beginning. The tour included a great combination of history, art, culture and local food. Besides having an extremely wide knowledge of Japanese history, she is an extremely kind, warm and charismatic person. We highly recommend her for anyone t... read more
Thank you for your writing such a warm review in the midst of your tour, Eduarudo. It's so sincere of you! We really had great days together. I was always happy to be asked questions by your children. Those questions gave me another perspective on our culture. Interesting to know that natural things in our society are sometimes very mysterious when seen from outside Japan. I enjoyed myself spending wonderful time with happy family like you. Now that I have a dream to visit you in Mexico, please stay in shape until we meet again. Please say hello to your family. Thank you again!!
Mayumi is the best private guide we have ever met. She went overboard to accommodate all the wishes of our granddaughter, Sarah, who choose the trip to Japan as her high school graduation gift from us. Sarah had a long list of places she wanted to see and do, which for the most part are all related to historical related places and shrines, etc. She is obsessed with amine and all the samurai characters involved in these videos. Not only that, she knows all the names and history involved in that period….very well! Mayumi went out of her way to put together a great 5 day tour including everything on Sarah’s list. So, Mayumi is flexible, knowledgeable, personable, open to new places (she had to do research to hunt done at least one of the monuments that Sarah wanted), energetic, but also sym... read more
Hello Betty, Hope you are doing well. Thank you so much for the great review. Although we'd had rainy days during your stay in Tokyo, we saw lots of interesting things that foreign tourists don't usually visit. I think that's a great idea to trace the footprint of samurai warriors at the end of the Edo period like Shinsengumi. I rediscovered the deep world at that time from other perspectives thanks to Sarah. I'm really impressed by her knowledge on Shinsengumi. And it was also good to visit the old soy sauce brewery in Kawagoe instead of Hakone in the heavy rainy day. Please stay in shape and let's go to Hakone to see Mt Fuji next time. I'm really looking forward to the next chance to show you around. Please say hello to Sarah and your husband!
Mayumi was incredible and did an excellent job with our family!!! I had been to Japan previously but it was a first for my family. It was our first full day in Japan and we covered a lot of territory and saw many interesting sites. She was extremely helpful in customizing a plan for us and kept in communication with us the entire time prior to our arrival. She was patient and very knowledgeable on all the subject matter we saw, both historical and cultural. Reviewed many guides before picking Mayumi and am very glad I made the right choice! Mayumi is the best!
Hi Kevin, Thank you so much for writing such a great review for me. I well remember the pleasant day with your family. All of you are so nice that we could spend a wonderful day together. I'm sure you enjoyed more food and culture while staying in Japan. I still have more things to show you. Don't come back to Japan without letting me know. I'd be super happy if I'd be your guide again. See you someday again!
All of us had a great time on our tour of Nikko with Mayumi. Met us at our hotel in Tokyo and made the day very easy for us. She was very knowledgeable. Also great with our kids. Would not hesitate to use her again. Thanks for a great day Mayumi!
Hey, James. What a pleasure to hear from you!! Thank you so much for posting such a great review. Hope you all are doing well. It was a great day filled with big smiles. I was very happy talking with adorable kids. I can't forget the pleasant smile when they finally got ice cream. I'll be waiting for another adventure with you in the near future. Please say hello to all the members of your group. Thank you again, James.
Mayumi was truly a delight. On time, very professional and very pleasant personality. if you want a great experience while visiting Tokyo my wife and I highly recommend choosing Mayumi as your quide and hostess to Tokyo for at least one of your touring days. After having spent one day with her our only regret , we didn't schedule Mayumi for both days.
Thank you for your quick and kind review, Tammie and Brian. It was quite a beautiful day with the beautiful couple. I enjoyed answering your questions, Brian. They gave me rediscovery on our culture. I learned that what's very common for us might be interesting and funny from another point of view. I had a pleasant time with you. I know you are busy travelers. I do want to show you more in Japan. Please come back to me someday in the near future. Please stay in shape until then. Looking forward to the next opportunity.
Mayumi was amazing! I feel like we got several tours in one because of her vast knowledge. We not only visited temples and shrines but we learned about the history, traditions, and importance of each place. It was a much better experience than going to see it on our own and we got a lot out of it. She showed us several good food places to try that we would not have found on our own. In Harajuku she gave us a lot of tips that we will use today to go back because we were just passing through. Finally she gave us tips that were just good to know and helped us to navigate better. Book her for a knowledgeable, friendly, courteous, and fun guide! You won't regret it!
Thank you so much for your prompt and detailed review, Jana. I can well imagine you are enjoying shopping and exploring more today. Actually, the tour yesterday was packed with various attractions. Thank you again for walking all the way. Now that you learned about the four kinds of Buddhist statues, differences between temples and shrines, how to pray at each place, and Japanese culture to some extent, I'm sure you'll be able to appreciate places you'll visit after Tokyo even better. Please keep practicing Japanese during your tour. I'm impressed how well you say some Japanese phrases. Above all, your brightness made me happy. I really appreciate that you found me and shared the pleasant day with me. Enjoy every single moment in Japan! I hope your tour to japan is filled with the best of... read more
Mayumi was very informative and pleasant!
Thank you always for posting good reviews! I really appreciate it. I'm so encouraged.
A highlight day in our 4 weeks in Japan. Mayumi is a wonderful & considerate guide. We were very lucky to have very good weather so had wonderful clear views from the SkyTree & even saw Mt Fuji. Being a Sunday we saw a wedding group at a shrine & a baby ceremony with the Sumo wrestlers which were unexpected extras. We ate at a local cafe so were able to enjoy Japanese food. When in Tokyo we would highly recommend using her services.
Thank you for writing a wonderful review, Margaret. Yes! It was certainly a perfect day for the tour. Thanks to your good fortune, we saw a lot of unusually beautiful things. I enjoyed myself too!! I went far away from Tokyo to do 88 Pilgrimage Tour in Shikoku on the next day. We'd had bad weather for three days. I couldn't help but remind the beautiful day with you during the tour. I'm so happy you call the day a highlight day in your 4 weeks in Japan. Please stay in shape and cherish the great memory of Japan. Thank you.
Mayumi met is at our hotel on time and eager to show us Tokyo. We had not given her any direction as to what we would like to see, so she packed a lot into our time with her. We saw many different areas and tourist sites. We walked about 10 miles that day ( and she wasn’t even tired!!). She is very knowledgeable and informative about Japanese history and culture. A delightful guide!
Thank you so much for writing the great review in spite of your busy travel, Susan. I'm really happy to know you enjoyed the tour in Tokyo with me. I was a little worried about I might get you tired by trying to show you as much as possible... I'm sure you had also great days outside Tokyo. I'd like to hear the story of your adventure throughout Japan one day! I'll be wait for the next opportunity to show you more interesting places in Tokyo!! Thank you again!!
My clients, Mohan Ramachandran and his family, had a wonderful tour of Tokyo with Mayumi. On the first day, they visited the highlights of East Tokyo and on the second day, the key sights of West Tokyo. But more than seeing the sights, it was the introduction to Japan, and Japanese culture and life, that they appreciated the most. Being the first two days of a two week trip in Japan, Mayumi made them feel comfortable in Tokyo.
Thank you for posting such a great review, Ashish. I'm so happy to hear that I could help make their long journey in Japan more comfortable. I really appreciate the opportunity of meeting the nice family and guiding them for two days. Thank you again for finding me. I'm looking forward to the next chance I can help you!!!
We were in Tokyo for less than a day and Mayumi was really helpful in helping us navigate the city! It was raining when we went so we didnt want to do too much. But we did want to eat. She took us to the outer market of Tsukiji Which was the highlight of our day. We tried delicious seafood. She recommended this white strawberry which was really sweet. Then for lunch we had soba and some really good tonjiru. She also took us to a mall and helped us with shopping for some souvenirs! She also helped us get around the busy tokyo station. She is kind and caring. She shared her umbrella when ours broke! She was a great tour guide and we were happy she was there to help us!
Thank you for your writing such a kind and warm review, Maybelle. It was a really impressive day. Though we had rain that was not a slight one, we enjoyed our limited time as much as possible. I can't forget the king crab and the big shrimp we ate in the rain. That's quit an experience! I'm happy you remember the name, tonjiru. Let's do another food tour next time! I have a lot of places that foodies must visit.I can't wait for the next opportunity I'll be with you. Thank you again for everything you shared with me during the tour!!!
Mayumi is everything you want in a tour guide. She is warm, affable, knowledgeable and eager to please. Look no further.
Thank you for posting your kind review, Peter. I was happy to be able to find what you'd looked for. I'll be waiting for you and Ann to come back to me in the near future. Please keep in shape.
She gives a good background and understanding
Thank you so much for the prompt review in the middle of your busy travel, Jacob. Your questions gave me an opportunity to rethink our culture and history even deeply. I'll keep looking into those subjects so that I could give my clients better understanding about this country. Hope your travel to other parts of Japan will be filled with beautiful memories. Thank you again.
Well, all I can say is wow! Mayumi is amazing. I contacted her wanting to propose to my partner on Mt Takao. Happy to report it all went well! Haha. Thanks to Mayumi our day was perfect. I couldn't recommend her enough. Thanks so much again Mayumi!
Hi Drew, I was so happy to be with you on such an important day. Mt Takao was the perfect choice to do your thing, wasn't it? I can't forget the beautiful cherry blossoms and your smile when you reported it all went well. Can you imagine how I was nervous while waiting for you to come back? Anyway, I'd really appreciate this great opportunity given by you. Please give my regards to Azazi. May your marriage life be filled with love and happiness forever.
Mayumi is an excellent guide - smiling, friendly and very cooperative. She was willing to go out of her way to make our Tokyo trip very informative . She has good command over English (unlike some other triple lights guides).
Thank you for writing a great review, Ullhas. I was happy to accompany your group. I loved that Indian snacks we ate together in the garden. I wish I could cook them myself. Please give my regards to all the members of your group. Thank you again for everything.
My family and I spent 8 hours with Mayumi. She is extremely knowledgeable. Responds to emails promptly and was very patient with my many questions. She is excellent with children and teens. She has a very warm friendly personality. I highly recommend Mayumi.
Thank you for posting the prompt and sweet review in spite of your busy tour. I really enjoyed myself during the tour with the big family. I wish I could meet your Boss Baby too:) The cherry blossoms in Tokyo will be gone in a few days. I'll never see cherry blossoms without remembering your family in the future. The picture of me with your cherry blossom princess is my favorite! Thank you again for everything. I can imagine you are going on the pleasant travel throughout Japan. Hoping you all will enjoy every single minute!
Mayumi is an excellent guide. She is not only very experienced but also patient, flexible, thoughtful and considerate.
Thank you for posting a kind review in spite of your busy schedule, Sue. I was happy to be with you and your parents. I wish I could have shown you more places. If you have more time to stay in Japan next time, I'll take you to everywhere you'd like to go. Looking forward to the next chance! Please say hello to your sweet parents❣️
We had a wonderful day in Tokyo being whisked around the city with ease with Mayumi. She spoke English very well. She has lived in Tokyo her entire life and she knows the city very well. We learned so much about current day Japan as well as some history. She took us to beautiful spots where we saw the Cherry Blosssoms in full bloom and more. Great day all around We highly recommend hiring Mayumi!
Thank you so much for posting such a quick and warm review, Peige. It was unusually chilly yesterday, but we were enjoyed many things. I was happy to show you the beautiful cherry blossoms in Tokyo. Every food we ate during the tour was delicious and helped warm us up in the cold day. Thank you for sharing everything with me! There are other interesting and delicious specialties throughout Japan. You must experience more next time. I'll be waiting for you to come back to me in the near future. Please give my regards to David.
Mayumi has so much energy and tons of information to fill our heads. Much of what we learned with her on our first day in Japan helped us during the rest of our time while in all of Japan. My teens boys really enjoyed our time with her and if we ever go back to Japan I would ask for her again!
Thank you so much for writing such a great review, Anna-Marie. That sounds like you completed all destinations smoothly as you planned. I'm happy to hear that. Cherry blossoms are getting more and more gorgeous in Tokyo though we have had chilly days in the past week. The day we went to Nikko was one of the most beautiful days in March. We took many nice pictures there, didn't we? Thank you again for sharing the wonderful memory with me. I'm always ready to do another adventure with your family. Please say hello to your husband and boys!
It was great having Mayumi as our guide through Shibuya and Tokyo. She took us to see so many places and we are so thankful for her. We would not be able to navigate the crowd or the subway with out her.
Thank you so much for your quick and great review, Cindy. I'm sure you made it to Kyoto as you planned and are enjoying its totally different atmosphere from Tokyo. Boys seemed to explore more spots in Tokyo. I'd be happy if I'd be able to guide them to other exciting places next time. Please give my regards to all the members of your group. Hoping the rest of your days in Japan will be filled with even more blessings❣️?
We went to the skytree, Gonzaga district and saw a Kabuki play.
Thank you for giving me the high praise, Jerryl. You all are so good walkers that we could complete all the spots we planned in the two days. I really appreciate it. Did your grandkids enjoy the Kabuki play? Even if it's too difficult for them to understand, that experience gives them better understanding of Japanese tradition and culture, I think. I know you had a great travel throughout Japan. Please rest well when you make it home. I'd be happy if you'd remember me and come back to me someday. Please stay in shape.
To maximize our limited time in Tokyo, we booked Mayumi, and we're very glad we did. Mayumi recommended the "must see" things based on our interests. We loved getting around via the Tokyo subway system; with her help it couldn't have been easier. Mayumi was well spoken, well informed and interested in making sure we saw and did the things that were important to us.
Thank you for your kind review, Scott. I well remember how beautiful that day was. I can say it was not only beautiful but full of blessings. We saw the precious portable shrines ready to be carried out for the festival, and traditional wedding ceremony in Asakusa Shrine. The pretty yellow flowers in the flower field in Hama-rikyu gardens we saw are almost over now. Japan Meteorological Agency finally declared the cherry blossom flowering on March 21, but it takes about 10 days to be in full bloom. I'm really happy you thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful spring day with me. Thank you again for every kindness you showed me during the tour. I'm always ready to help you appreciate various attractions in Japan. Please ask me anything anytime you want to.
Mayumi picked us up at the hotel and brought us to Hakone, where we had a lovely day including cable cars and pirate ship. It was a lovely day and Mayumi took care of everything, it was a great start to our trip to Japan. Thank you Mayumi!
Hi Nicole, thank you for posting a great review. It was certainly a lovely day though the weather has been changeable these days. I've not seen more beautiful Mt Fuji since then.Thanks to your cooperation like you booked the bullet train for everyone including me in advance, everything went so smoothly and we could enjoy must-sees of Hakone without rush in the 8-hour tour from Tokyo. I really appreciate it. As you are a skillful traveler, I'd like to guide you to hidden scenic spots next time. Looking forward to doing the tour in the near future!
Mayumi was great as a tour guide! Her spoken English is excellent. We would recommend her to anyone wanting to see Tokyo. Before we met, she had researched the places and routes. We discussed various ideas of where to visit before settling on a good itinerary. On the day, she gave us a lot of insight into the historical and cultural aspects of the places we were visiting. There were some little details we loved, like taking us to a good little shop that sells pancakes with bean paste. We went back to our hotel tired but having thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Thank you so much for your kind and detailed review, Matthew. As you shared your idea well in advance, I could do my homework so as not to waste time. I'm happy to know you really enjoyed the tour with me. Let's do somewhere off the beaten path next time. Please say hello to Monica❣️See you again!
Although our day in Tokyo was a rainy one, that didn’t hinder Mayumi from being an amazing guide! She took took us all around, from shrines, temples, to fish markets and Harajuku fashion! Our day tour had a wonderful mix of what the city had to offer, and with Mayumi sharing her knowledge of each place, we truly appreciated Tokyo. Also, we had spur of the moment souvenir requests (from soccer apparel to Hello Kitty) and she knew exactly where to take us. She even helped us out with all of our travel needs the next few days we were in Japan- from assisting in booking our Shinkansen to/from Kyoto/Osaka to showing us New Yorkers how to navigate the subways. Couldn’t have asked for a better guide
Hi, Nicole! Thank you so much for writing a great review. Your words remind me of the wonderful day we spent together. I'd never forget your big smile when taking a picture with the Hello Kitty ribbon on your head:) Exactly, it was a rainy day, but we shared a lot of interesting experiences. I really appreciate it. I'm happy to have helped make your travel easier. I can well imagine you fully enjoyed Kyoto and Osaka too. I'm looking forward to planning your next adventure together again. Thank you!!!
Mayumi, was a wonderful guide. We had 3 children ages 6,7, and 10. Traveling through Tokyo with kids can be difficult but Mayumi made it seamless and easy. We had a great mix of seeing old and new Tokyo and Mayumi was very knowledgeable. She took us to a great Ramen shop, wonderful temple and shrines, and gardens of the imperial palace. The weather was wonderful and we even saw a few cherry blossoms. Thank you, thank you, thank you Mayumi
Thank you for your quick and sweet review, Brandon. I've just made it home from Kyoto tour, thinking of your having great days there too. I'm so happy to have been with you for the two days. Did you know that anyone who saw your kids couldn't help smiling? I often heard people saying "Kawaii!" around us. You are enjoying Tokyo and western part of Japan this time. There are peaceful and beautiful places in the eastern part of Japan too. I do want to guide you there next time. I'll be waiting for you to come back to me again. Please say hello to your wife and angels. Thank you, thank you, thank you Brandon!!!
Mayumi was a great guide. Punctual, knowledgeable, interesting and interested in us too. She happily walked us around in the rain to the Palace and Asakusa and found a good sushi restaurant for lunch. At the end of our tour she took us to the museum and made sure we knew how to return to hotel by metro. We would certainly use her services again.
Thank you so much for your quick review, Deanne. I'm happy to hear you really enjoyed the tour with me in spite of the cold rain. I hope you are having a happy and safe cruise now. I have more places to show you next time. I'll be waiting for you to use my service again. Take care and say hello to Lez, please. See you!
With my wife and son and his wife. We were taken to all the places we wanted to see. MAyumi was the best. Nothing was too much trouble. Cheers
Thank you for posting the kind review quickly in the midst of your busy travel. I really enjoyed myself being with you and your family. You made me laugh a lot! I still can't help but chuckle when think of our trip. Thank you again for giving me such a wonderful time. Let's do another tour in and outside Tokyo next time. I believe our paths will cross again. Kisses!
I only had a day in Tokyo, between flights. In five hours, she showed me everything there was to see in downtown Tokyo. I recommend the store to anyone who has a layover or as a synopsis of the city to see on your first day of your trip to Tokyo . Mayumi Was pleasant, energetic and had impeccable English. She also is very knowledgeable about the city of Tokyo.
What a lovely surprise to hear from you, Christine! Thank you so much for writing the great review. I've often reminded the tour with you and imagined how busy you are helping people around the world. Thanks to you, I rediscovered that I can help people learn a synopsis of our city in a brief tour. It's still cold in Tokyo but sometimes I feel like spring is approaching day by day. It seems that cherry blossoms start blooming in the middle of March. I hope you'll come back to me someday. I have a lot of ideas for the next time. Thank you!
I can’t imagine a better guide than Mayumi. Not only did she provide a wealth of information and had an excellent command of the English language, but she was always upbeat , flexible and helpful. My husband and I would not have enjoyed our Tokyo visit without her.
Thank you for your kind words, Suzanne. I enjoyed myself with you too. I was thinking of you having a great time, viewing the beautiful Mt Fuji the following day. Hope your hasband has completely got well. Please given my regards to him and thank you again for everything during the tour. Let's visit another area together next time!
We love Mayumi. My wife and I enjoyed being with our new Japanese friend. Very friendly and knowledgeable. We would certainly recommend her to our friends that come to Tokyo. Thanks for giving us a wonderful time in the big city of yours. Robert and Trudie Sharpe. Melbourne Australia.
I love you and Trudie too, Robert. Such a pleasure to be called your new friend. I'm so happy to hear your kind words. It was impressive to have the greatly different weather in our 2-day tour. It was very cold when we were in Asakusa and we had a warm and beautiful day in Kamakura. I well remember how peaceful the zen garden was and how happy and calm Trudie looked while in the tranquility. You were quick travelers this time, but please spend more time in Japan next time so that I can show you even deeper culture. I'm looking forward to the next opportunity. Thank you!
We only had 1,5 days to discover Tokyo and Mayumi showed us around in a pleasant and welcoming way. She is very knowlegdable and accurate. In addition she was extremely flexible, attentive to our needs and adjusted to our wishes even if this conflicted with the initial itinerary. But most of all she is a very very friendly, cheerful and pleasant person to spend your time with. Next time in Tokyo we will def book again with Mayumi and we really recommend her to everyone!
Hello Josine. Hope all of you are doing well. Thank you so much for posting such a lovely review. Yes, it was only 1.5 days, but we had a happy and fulfilled tour thanks to the warmness of your family. I really appreciate it. We've had cold days since then, but the day we did the tour was the only snowy day in Tokyo. That makes the tour with you more unforgettable and beautiful memory for me. As you know, Japan has four different seasons, which give people different pleasures. You fully enjoyed our winter in Hokkaido and Tokyo this time. Please come back to me in another season so I can guide you even more exciting spots according to the season. I'm really looking forward to meeting you again. Please say hello to Alex, Emmy, Fenna, and Pip. Big hug and kisses!
Taking Tokyo Walking City Tour with Mayumi San.. was incredible... she’s so passionate, cheerful, attentive...super friendly.. paying soo much attention to my family, especially my llittle kid who need encouragement to walk a lot...?.. She also has a really good knowledge about Japan History n culture.. knows the answer of anything we asked...My kids love her, keep asking about her after the tour Finished.. Domo arigato gozaimashita Mayumi San.. looking forward to be with you again.. next time I visit Japan... cheers...
We met Mayumi at our hotel lobby in the morning and she led us to many tourist attractions that we were interested in visiting. She also helped us getting the cards for subways and taught us how to enter temples and shrines correctly. She also introduced some local street food that were very delicious. She is super friendly and great with our children. Her English is excellent, easily the best tour guide in Tokyo.
Thank you for writing the great review for me, Nian. Hope everybody is doing well. You were such a quick learner that you became like an expert of Japan after the tour with me. I well remember that. I also well remember the kids’ smile at the owl café. It was really a happy moment for me to see how they are enjoying petting owls from tiny ones to huge ones with their courage. I know that temples and shrines are a bit boring for kids, but they were patient enough to learn manners and culture perfectly. I really admire their attitude. It’s getting even colder in Japan. I imagine that you are spending hot summer at home. Happy New Year and May 2019 bring even more blessings to your family. Thank you again and say hello to Tall Tim.
Mayumi was a pleasure to be with. She planned the day out really well and was very organized. She is knowledgeable about all of Japan and even provided historical details on the places we visited. We had so many random questions and requests and she was able to answer/fulfill them all! Hanging out with her was a treat, I would definitely recommend!
Thank you so much for writing the kind and swift review in the midst of the tour. I’m really happy to know you enjoyed the tour with me. I learned a lot of interesting things from David during the tour. He has a different eye and I enjoyed talking with him. I was also happy to be able to discover the shop you bought super cute tutu thanks to your request. You enjoyed the unique atmosphere in Japanese New Year this time, but we still have various attractions. Now that I know your preference, I already have some ideas I’d like to do with you next time. One of the places is a popular ramen shop in Kawagoe. The old town Kawagoe has become more and more popular among foreign tourists. The ramen shop buys ingredients for the broth at the same shop as Tomita. He can let my guests experience rame... read more
We booked a one day-trip (8-hours) around Tokyo with Mayumi during our honeymoon trip to Japan. Mayumi was such a great guide and we were flushed with her energetic spirit. She was punctual on the meeting day and showed up at our hotel's lobby with a bright smile. She was very helpful to show us how to do the metro cards to get around Tokyo. Additionally, Mayumi was such a great help to assist us in booking for Kimono and Rickshaw Ride experience around Asakusa in such a short notice. We were glad that we had made our choice in booking the private tour with Mayumi, as both of my husband and myself felt really comfortable with her. We highly recommend Mayumi to everyone who is deciding on a customised tour in Tokyo via Triplelights. Happy New Year to you, Mayumi and hope that you will get t... read more
Hi Betty and Khang, hope your newly-married life is filled with happy moments. Thank you for posting your great review for me. I really appreciate that you shared the beautiful memories with me. You two looked so good in the traditional kimono that I can’t forget your happy smile. I saw the rickshaw driver who treated you the other day, he also remembered you well. It seems that the beautiful couple were so impressive for all who met you. When you came back to me, I’ll show you other beautiful spots and help you experience even more interesting culture. I’ll be waiting for the next chance to be with you. Happy New Year to you too and May 2019 bring you even more blessings. PS. I have a dream of visiting Rottnest Island in the near future. If it comes true, I’d like to see you in Perth. read more
We had a wonderful time with Mayumi. Mayumi is so bubbly and friendly and her positive energy is simply infectious. Mayumi patiently showed us all around Central Tokyo and Southern Tokyo over 3 full days from December 15th-17th 2018. We told Mayumi the things we wanted to do and see and we let her plan our days for us. Mayumi planned an interesting agenda of history and pop-culture places to visit, ensuring that everyone in our varied age group had a good time. Thanks to Mayumi we covered more than we expected and had a truly enjoyable first experience of amazing Tokyo. Mayumi shared many historical facts and stories with us along the way, making our sight-seeing meaningful and educational. We definitely recommend Mayumi and it is a pleasure to know that we now have a lovely new friend in ... read more
Dear Sarah, thank you so much for writing such a lovely review for me. I was really happy to be a member of your group for the three days. Though we visited a lot of places, there are still many attractions in Tokyo and nearby cities. Japan has so many places worth visiting that even the Japanese can hardly complete all. I’ve sometimes guide people to places that could be called hidden treasures. You’ll also be able to enjoy different experience in different season in Japan. I definitely want to meet you again and have even more great time with you. I’m looking forward to seeing you again. See you!
Mayumi was a fantastic guide. Though I had one place I knew I wanted to go, Mayumi was very helpful in providing suggestions on what else we could do nearby. And I’m so glad she did because she chose a food and crafts festival which I probably never would’ve thought of. My family and I ended up buying several souvenirs here (Mayumi helped negotiate), and then ate some delicious foods. Thanks again Mayumi!
Thank you so much for posting the kind review, Brian. I can well imagine you enjoyed exploring the city after I leave you. All of you were such quick learners that I didn’t worry about leaving you after the 4-hour tour. I remember your buying nice craftworks including the beautiful tie-dye, and pretty vases made of Shigaraki ceramic. You were lucky enough to stay in Tokyo during the festival. If you have another opportunity to come to Japan, please visit here in spring next time. I’d like to guide you to a special place where you can enjoy the beautiful spring and experience something unique. I’m always ready to entertain you. Please say hello to your father and bothers. Thank you again, Brian.
Mayumi was very helpful, our group of three adults booked her for one day in mid November. It was our second day in Tokyo and the first time in the city for most of us. My wife said it was like taking a tour with a friend. Mayumi gave us a lot of history and interesting tidbits about the city and sites as we went along. When she picked us up from our hotel she suggested that we add a stop at Tokyo Tower because it was a nice day. We discovered what she meant when we arrived, when we were greeted with a crisp clear view of Mount Fuji. It was the only time on our trip we were able to view it. We walked so much, it felt like we walked 20 miles at the end of the day. My wife and I aren’t the fastest walkers but Mayumi was patient and we covered a lot of ground, in addition to Tokyo Tower ... read more
Hello Tyrone, it’s such a pleasure to hear from you. Thank you so much for the great and detailed review. Actually, it was the best day to see the breathtaking view of Mt Fuji from Tokyo. There have not been better days since then so far. Thank you for sharing your good fortune with me. I’m also very happy to know that you successfully got the tickets of Mori Digital Art Museum and enjoyed it. How lucky you were! I can well imagine your trip to Japan must have been filled with great memories. And I really appreciate that your daughter has already passed my information to her friends. I can assure you that I always struggle to give the best service to each of my guest. Please give my best regards to her. Don’t forget to let me know when you come back to Tokyo. I’ll be waiting for the day. S... read more
We spent two full days in Tokyo with Mayumi and we can't be happier! She is very personable, energetic, has a good sense of humor and has very good English skills. I can't even imagine how we could have done without her! Tokyo train system is very complicated to start, but after two days of intensive tours, we were comfortable enough to continue on our own. We planned everything together beforehand, but the itineraries are very flexible, as we had to make some changes due to the weather. It is difficult to choose the right tour guide, but Mayumi was the best choice we've made. I highly recommend Mayumi, you will not be disappointed!
Dear Edita, thank you for giving me the hearty review. I’m so happy you seem to have fully enjoyed your stay in Japan. I can well imagine how you appreciated the beautiful autumn color both in Tokyo and in Kyoto. I haven’t taken the boat, Emeraldas since we got on board it because it’s too popular to get the tickets. Every time I do the river cruise, I can’t help remembering you. Thank you again for sharing the great two days with me. I really enjoyed talking a lot of things with you and Romas. Please keep in touch and see you again!
We had a great time in Tokyo thanks to Mayumi. She will accommodate what you need and has a great knowledge of history that is needed in goin to a tour like this. She brought us to a wonderful lunch overlooking the river in Asakusa. She assisted us in going back to the hotel.
Thank you so much for writing the great review, Stuart. I was happy to join your annual family reunion. We could complete all we had planned thanks to your cooperation though you were a big group. I won’t forget the beautiful sunset I saw with you. If you and your family members have some time to do sightseeing while you are in Japan on a business trip, please let me help you appreciate another attraction of Japan. Please give my regards to everyone. Thank you again.
Mayumi was a wonderful guide for our Tokyo tour. We had a whole day visiting different parts of this beautiful city. Mayumi is a excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and also flexible in accommodating to our schedule and points of interests. We enjoyed getting to know her. We will contact Mayumi next time we visit Tokyo.
Thank you so much for writing the sweet review for me, Iliana. I well remember your big smile when you stood of the glass floor of the Tokyo Skytree. We enjoyed the very Tokyo-like aspects in the limited time, didn’t we? I’m happy to know you really enjoyed it. There are places you can see different atmosphere and learn more about the history of Samurai period nearby prefecture too. I’d like to show you them next time. I’ll be waiting for you to come back to me. Thank you and see you again!
Mayumi was our tour guide for five consecutive days in Japan. She was fantastic! Her English was excellent. She was extremely flexible as we needed to adjust our plans several times due to inclement weather. Her extensive knowledge about all the sites we went too was amazing. The first day was a full day tour in Yokohama. She picked us up at the cruise port at the end of our cruise. We walked to a number of places near where the cruise ship docked and then continued on to many other places of interest there. An interesting experience was going to the Cup of Noodles museum where we made our own unique Cup of Noodles. Day two Mayumi picked us up at our hotel in Tokyo and we spent the day in Kamakura. We utilized the train to get around and we found it to be the best way to get aroun... read more
I’m amazed to have such a fantastic and hearty review so quickly! We’ve just said good bye to each other. I really appreciate it, Walter. Your review reminds me of our pleasant 5 days. As you learned everything quickly and moved swiftly, we could complete everything we’d like to do. I was so happy to show you Mt fuji though it has been cloudy lately. We encountered a lot of happy moments and took great pictures. I made sure that you were blessed with great fortune. I also enjoyed jumping in local people and other tourists with you. That’s a great memory for me too. Thank you again for everything you gave me this time. I already miss you! Please give my regards to everyone. Hoping our paths will cross again.
Mayumi was excellent: knowledgeable, personable and went out of her way to create a tailor-made day to please all of us.
Thank you, Ramona. I'm so happy to hear that. Hope kids are fully enjoying every single minute! Thank you again for sharing pleasant memories with me. I'm looking forward to hearing form you one day again.
Miyumi was a fantastic tour guide. Lots of fun and very knowledgeable about the different areas we saw. She is very good with children and was very helpful as we needed to visit a pharmacy'. Thanks very much for a fantastic time Miyumi.
Thank you, Melissa. I’m happy to hear your kind words. The medicine seems to work for you. I’m released to know that. How’s your adventure going? I can well imagine how Will is enjoying eating lots of different things at each destination. It’s getting colder especially early in the morning and at night. Please take care not to catch a cold and enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. Please say hello to everyone. May your travel be memorable and filled with happy moments!
I have traveled to many countries with travel guides and Mayumi has definitely been the best! She showed us a part of Tokyo we would never experienced on our own. What an amazing day!!
Thank you for writing the quick and great review in the middle of your busy travel, Kathryn. I really appreciate that you see me as the best guide you've hired. I guess you are enjoying your adventure in Hanoi. I won’t forget the pleasant tour we spent together. You were very busy traveler this time. Please come back to Japan as I have a lot more places to show you. I do want to see you all again. Please give my regards to them. I’m hoping your safe and happy travel. Thank you again.
Mayumi is a charming, delightful, articulate, and knowledgeable guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with her and would utilize her services again. We recommend her highly.
Thank you so much for posting the fantastic review on the way of your great journey. I’m sure you are enjoying the spectacular landscape of the nature in Kyushu. I hope you all will enjoy every single minute and your travel will be filled with unforgettable memories. I still have a lot of places to show you. I’ll be waiting for you to come back to me again. Please stay in shape and give my regards to everyone. Thank you for everything again.
We had a great time with Mayumi. She is quite knowledgeable about the history of the sites shown and made the day enjoyable for us and our teenagers. She selected a great place for lunch and showed us places that we would not have otherwise found ourselves. Thank you so much for a great day.
Such a pleasure to hear from you, Shane! Thank you so much for your great review. I really appreciate your sharing the pleasant day with me. I can't visit Tsukiji Market without thinking of you and your family. You bravely tried the sea urchin and enjoyed it! As you know, though the inner market of Tsukiji Market has already moved to Toyosu, the outher market remains there and is always crowded with people who enjoy buying and eating fresh food. I'm still asked to guide people there. But no one has tried the sea urchin since then. I'm happy to know you fully enjoyed the day with me. Please say hello to your family. I do want to see you again!! Thank you.
Mayumi is an incredibly kind and knowledgeable guide. She showed us around some fantastic parts of Tokyo and catered to our needs. We travelled with my 3.5 year old daughter and Mayumi was able to tailor our trip to include child friendly activities. I will be recommending Mayumi to my friends and family if they visit Tokyo! Thank you again for your time and sharing Tokyo with us. Elise, Sophie and Vivi xoxo
Hi Elise, Sophie, and Vivi!! Thank you so much for posting such a great review in the midst of your busy travel. I’ve just been to Osaka and I often thought of you all during my stay in Osaka. There must be a lot of new things to eat for you. Did Vivi like the street food in Osaka? I’m sure she was willing to try everything and loved by people who you met at each place. I guess you were enjoying in Kyoto as well. I still have lots of things I’d like to show you in Tokyo. Please come back here again. I always pray for your best fortune and our reunion. Thank you for sharing the happy memories with me. Mayumi
What an amazing day. Loved Mayumi right from the start. Warm welcome easy to talk to and very informative. Saw some amazing places, ate lovely food and you really made our day a special one to remember. Thank you so much. Kerry & Terry
Thank you for giving me a great review, Kerry & Terry. It was such a lovely day. I’m really happy you enjoyed the full-day tour with me. Your adventurous curiosity made our tour more pleasant than usual. I’ll do my homework to entertain you next time. I’m looking forward to showing you more in the future. Thank you!
Mayumi spent a few hours with me getting me up to speed on Shinjuku and Harajuku. They were extremely informative with modern and historical perspective. The short personal tour helped inform my 5 days in Tokyo immensely.
Thank you for your posting a good review for me, Rod. We saw many places that’d be interesting for you in a very limited time. I’m happy to know that you thought it was extremely informative. I’m sure that you must have been a good guide for your mother from the next day. If there’s anything I can help you when you came back to Japan, please let me know. I’m always ready to guide you to other areas. Thank you!
Our time with Mayumi was amazing! She is very knowledgeable about Japanese history and culture. But most importantly, she is very warm and attentive. Her enthusiasm transferred to us, and made our days with her all the better. Thank you, Mayumi!!
Thank you so much for posting the great review for me, Cristina. I’m happy to know you enjoyed every single moment at each place in Japan. I really appreciate your thoughtfulness. I strongly hope our paths will close again. I’ll be waiting for you to come back to me to enjoy the beauty of another season in Japan. See you again!
My 15 year old son and I had several days in Tokyo. To make the most of our limited the time we hired Mayumi for two days. She contacted us in advance and we described our previous experiences in Tokyo and interests (I have been there in the past on business but have seen very little of the city and its surroundings). She suggested some different options including the possibility of going to Kyoto for a day (which we took her up on). Our first day itinerary in Tokyo included a visit to the Tsukijji fish market, the Sensoji temple and Asakusa, tea ceremony, the Tokyo-Edo museum and finishing with a visit to Akihabara. Mayumi has a very good sense of how long we would want to spend in each location and is also willing to change or add stops as desired. She planned numerous rest and... read more
Thank you so much for writing such a wonderful and detailed review for me, Steven. I’m really happy to hear your words. I enjoyed answering your questions and helping you appreciate various attractions of our country. Do you remember the tea bowls you chose for each other in the tea ceremony? I thought that was a nice choice that shows deep understanding toward each other. Thank you for sharing the peaceful and happy moment with me. And while our Kyoto excursion, we had a great day as well. I’m guiding a guest to so-called Saigoku 33 pilgrimage these days. I’ve rediscovered the beauty of old temples and culture in Kyoto and nearby cities. If you’d come back to Japan, I’d help you have a deeper appreciation of our old history and culture. BTW, I’d say you were lucky enough to see Mt Fuji on... read more
Mayumi was wonderful and we had a great day in Tokyo with her. She is kind, thoughtful, and very knowledgeable about the city and history of Tokyo. Her English is also prefect. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to hire a tour guide while in Tokyo.
We had the most lovely morning with Mayumi. She arrived to meet us at our hotel and immediately helped us to understand where we were and how to get around the city. She took us to a cool observation deck and explained all about the city. Then she gave us a fun and interesting tour around Senso-ji shrine. She helped us plan our trip, answered questions and was really lovely to spend time with. We really enjoyed our time with Mayumi and would recommend her to anyone looking for a friendly, well informed and fun tour guide. Thank you Mayumi!
Thank you so much for posting such a great and quick review. I can well imagine how your trip is going on. You got a super pretty nail the next day! Now you’re experiencing several kinds of weather in Japan, aren’t you? That’s quite a part of adventure! Don’t come back to Japan without letting me know that. I’d love to guide you to totally different places next time. I’m looking forward to seeing your angel in April. Take care and thank you again, Saskia.