Saitama, Tokyo (Living), Kamakura, Hakone, Nikko, Yokohama, Mount Fuji
2 days on average
Hi, I’m your guide Mayumi. As I have long experience in teaching Japanese history and Japanese as well as English at a cram school, I'm sure I can help you learn Japanese culture, history, and traditions. And I love playing in the nature, such as scuba diving, riding uphill, and hiking in the wilderness. It's also my pleasure to guide you to not only Central Tokyo but also the calm, beautiful rural areas. Let me know your interests, I'll make the best tour for you. Please contact me. I'm looking forward to seeing you soon!
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 airport bus that picked us up for our flight later that day! Unbelievably, Mayumi also managed to find a pop-up official Olympics store at the Shibuya area where we were able to purchase our much-desired 2020 Tokyo Olympics souvenirs that we had previously requested to do! Mayumi is a superstar! She is very knowledgeable, remained cheerful the entire time, and it was a delight being with her. We would gladly ask for her in the future if the opportunity arises to visit Japan again, hopefully in a more relaxed itinerary..Thank you, Mayumi, you made our short Tokyo adventure well worth it! We are very grateful.
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!!