Gifu, Takayama (Living), Shirakawago
English, Japanese (Native)
Less than an hour
Hi! I'm Mao. My home town is Takayama and I like here a lot! I’d like to show you! I love meeting friends, chatting, travel around, play sports, drinking and go to my favorite restaurants. I'll offer more local sightseeing spots,eateries,cafes,bars and leisure facility and also I'm familiar with suburban area.
I have an experience of living in BC, Canada and then taught Japanese and culture for kids in a school. After that, I have been working at a hostel in Takayama. I like to meet people and to know new things for me.
Feel free to contact me!
Mao is a lovely girl with english language skills of a beginners level ESL student. The tour was supposed to last 3 hours, which we paid for in advance. For the first 2 hours we walked around Takayama trying to break language barrier and answering numerous questions Mao asked about our trip itinerary without understanding much of what we were saying to her. Also did sake tasting where she wasn’t much needed. We could of looked up online the couple of stores in the sender she took us to. After 2 hours she asked what we wanted to do next. We’ve asked what she has planned, to which she said that there was no specific plan. Really disappointed with the choice of a guide, also truly puzzled why Mao has chosen to advertise herself as an english guide. Will be asking for at least 50% refund.
We met Mao in Takayama during our brief visit, for a half-day tour in a cold November afternoon with our 2 young children. Mao was extremely patient with us, encouraging us to try street foods and sake. She is very informative and have great energy. Even though our tour was only for few hours, she didn't make us feel rushed. She is very smart and gentle. We are really happy that we found her for our brief time in beautiful Takayama. We highly recommend her.
Hi Hina! Thank you for your review! I’m happy to hear that you were enjoyed tour! It was cold day, so come Takayama again in spring or summer!
Mao sensed what was appropriate for us and gave us a truly enjoyable wander around Takayama. It was an excellent afternoon. Relaxed and interesting. A great start to our visit !
Thank you for a tour with me! I really enjoyed talking and walking a lot with you. It was such a nice weather also best time for coloring leaves! I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Takayama! See you again!
We had such a good time with Mao seeing Takayama. She was so much fun and we learned a lot about the city and its festival. Fantastic!
Thank you for your review! I really enjoyed the festival with them. We talked a lot and they are really nice person! Get well your leg soon!