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Mai H.

5.00(5) reviews

Available Areas

Fukushima, Miyagi (Living), Yamagata



English, Japanese (Native)


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Konnichiwa! I'm Mai, a national licensed tour guide.

I was born and raised in Sendai, Tohoku region.

I think of myself as friendly, open minded, polite and considerate.

I’m a guide who provide you some great conversation and company!!

Personally I love traveling and always seek to understand other cultures.

I ​have been to many countries and lived in India.

It made me realized that I love the places because of great people who I've met. People make the country more attractive and memorable rather than great views or sites.

so I want travelers to have a great time in Japan just as I do when traveling to other countries.

aside from guiding travelers, I have hosted many travelers at my house,19 countries so far and I have enjoyed cultural exchanges with them.

learning ideas and cultures of people from other countries helped me to understand my country deeply.

so I'm good at introducing Japan by comparing with other countries and cultures. and I'm curious so I can enjoy talking any kind of topics like religion, international relationships, social issues, culture, movies and so on.

I'm always love to share my knowledge and personal experiences with my guest.

I believe you will have a great time with me!

I look forward to meeting you and hope we have enjoyable time together!!


Sendai Night allay and Bar-hop tour

3 hours 30 min

Experience nightlife places in Sendai! There are variety of small bars and restaurants in back alleys usually only locals go. I'm going to take you to three unique alleys in Sendai and we enjoy drinking at a bar at each alley. I can choose bars depend on your preference and budget. I show you Japanese drinking culture!

FROM$79/ per group

6 Hour Matsushima Experience Tour

6 hours

Let’s enjoy the beauty of Matsushima, see historical places, enjoy local food!!!! Matsushima is one of japan’s three best scenic places!! The bay is famous for about 260 small island covered with pine trees. Matsushima also has been a place of worship, holy and spiritual place. Many temples there has hundreds of years history.

FROM$113/ per group

Yamadera day trip tour

6 hours 30 min

Yamadera is a holy temple complex on the mountain, easily accessible from Sendai. Even if you have already seen many temples in Japan, this temple with beautiful mountain view will give you a special experience!! and I can take you to a special spot that many tourists don't know.

FROM$113/ per group

Sendai city walking tour

3 hours

Sendai is the largest city in Tohoku region. It is the economic and cultural center and has the largest night entertainment district in Northeast region. But It is also known as a city in harmony with nature. With me who grew up in Sendai, You can find the hidden charm of the city.

FROM$56/ per group

2 Hours Sendai Night Bar experience

2 hours

This is the shorter version of my bar hopping tour. Let's experience nightlife places in Sendai in two hours. There are variety of small bars and restaurants in back alleys usually only locals go. I'm going to take you to two bars in unique alleys in Sendai. I can choose bars depend on your preference and budget. Do you know Japan has a unique drinking culture? I will show you it!

FROM$45/ per group



Deniz D.

Aug 13, 2021

Excellent Guide and even better person

I would like to highly recommend Mai if you come to Sendai and don't know where to go or what to do. She is extremely knowledgeable not only about Sendai but about the Tohoku region and you can tell the passion she has for this area. Plus she is a great conversationalist so you'll have plenty to talk about.

Mai H.

Thank you so much Deniz-san. I appreciate you visiting Sendai during the pandemic. It was a fun time!! Actually I have many more things I want to brag about this area! Arigatou.


Frans K.

Oct 18, 2019

amazing tour with a great guide

Mia was very friendly and spoke beautiful english. She took up to many very interesting places and had a very good knoledge of the area.

Jim H.

Sep 7, 2019

Low key day around Sendai

I had a thoroughly enjoyable time with Mai exploring a couple of areas around Sendai. We hit the Shiogama fish market, and Urakasumi sake brewery, then had a very nice sushi lunch and walked a bit in Sendai itself. Mai showed me some very nice places, pointed out interesting (and excellent) things to eat, and told me about life in Sendai in general from her personal perspective. Mai was very nice, professional, and personable. I had a great time and I thank her for it.

Aaron G.

Jun 7, 2019

An amazing day with an equally amazing guide

Our time with Mai was too short. She is very well versed in the history of the area as well a great insight into modern Japan. There is a whelth of information we never would have received we're it not for her knowledge. What enjoyed how the history of Matsushima has influenced Japan today - none of which we would have observed or understood with Mai. She picked out a very tasty lunch spot for us when we said we wanted to have seafood. The day felt personal due to her effort to cater to our interests. She even helped recommend some of her favorite local restaurants to try while we were in Sendai. We managed to fit a lot into our day: temples, boat tours, history museum, sake tasking, and local sweets. We finished out day with a traditional tea that came with an amazing view of Bay. We highly recommend Mai. She was a real treat to spend the day with.

Mai H.

Thank you very much!!! It was a great day for me too. As I told you, every guest is different and has different interests, that’s why no matter how many times I visited Matsushima, the scenery looks very different and I can get new insight. You both tried to understand japan very deeply. I’m happy you like japan. Thanks for the memorable day!!