Fukushima, Iwate, Miyagi (Living), Yamagata
English, Japanese (Native)
0 days on average
Konnichiwa! I'm Mai, a national licensed tour guide from Sendai.
I think of myself as friendly, open minded and considerate.
Personally I love traveling. I’ve visited many countries for various reasons, traveled alone, joined volunteer works, studied at a school. I worked in india Kolkata for a year and after that I lived in a small village in India.
When I visit a country I always love to meet people there. And it made me realized people who I’ve met make the country more attractive and memorable.
So I want to be a guide who can help travelers to have a great time, love this region and make their trip memorable!
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.
I'm always love to share my knowledge and personal experiences with my guest.
and I'm very curious so I enjoy talking any kind of topics like social issues, international relationships, religion, , history, culture, movies and so on.
I look forward to meeting you and hope we have enjoyable time together!!
I'm doing another job so Its very helpful if you contact me in advance and I can adjust my schedule!
sometimes I'm available either during the daytime or the night time so my schedule on the website doesn't show my availability perfectly, so please contact me to check my availability!
I'm so happy I took this tour with Mai-san. I had so fun and I'm grateful with Mai-san tour and help during my time in Sendai. I highly recommend those who are fans of Hanyu Yuzuru or anyone who wants to explore Sendai to book Mai-san as your tour guide!
We met as planned at the time agreed and had a lovely day out together. Mai was friendly and helpful and found many things in common with us to make great conversation. Mai had helped find suitable places to visit including shrines a restaurant and boat trip. Mai had lots of useful historic stories to tell us as we travelled around. At the end of the day Mai waited with us till we got on our hotel coach. She even chased after it to flag it down for us. A day worth remembering. Mai also sent on photos of our group - a good record of the day. Jim, Catherine and Jet
Thank you so much for a lovely day!! When I remember I run and chase the bus it’s so funny! I hope Jim and Catherine will visit japan forth time! And Jet loves japan for her first time japan and travel japan again, probably to see cherry blossoms. Thank you!
This was a custom tour that Mai and I put together as I had done some research and had an interest in seeing both places in a day. The first was Geibikei, a ride on a flat-bottom boat though a gorge which was enhanced as we took the ride during the peak fall color season. The second part was a visit to Hiraizumi, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the two main attractions, Motsuji temple (and its garden) and Chosunji temple. Mai was essential as she figured out the logistics for being able to see all the sights in one day. Also, the narration for the boat ride was in Japanese, so Mai's translation allowed us to appreciate what we were seeing. We also enjoyed the restaurant Mai picked for lunch as it was unique. NOTE: this wasn't a typical tour from Sendai as it's further away and required a couple taxi rides (due to infrequent trains), so there were higher transportation costs. It was great that Mai was flexible in creating a custom tour for us based on our input.
Sean san thank you so much you wrote a lot for me!! you already researched a lot about places you want to go so it was really helpful for me to organize tours. Thank you for wonderful 4days and hope we can meet again in the future!
If you will be touring Matsushima for a day, do it with Mai! She is friendly, knowledgeable and her passion for relating the cultural aspects shone through. We appreciated that she customized the tour based on our interests. That being said, Matsushima is amazing to visit and we packed a lot of things into the day (temple and garden tour, boat cruise, visited 3 islands, lunch, a museum and food sampling) that we wouldn't have been able to do without Mai as our guide. It was a long day as we stayed on after our tour to view the night illuminations (recommended by Mai) at the temple and garden there … and they were spectacular!