Mari.k K.

4.88(74) reviews
 

Available Areas

Tokyo (Living), Kamakura, Nikko, Narita

 

Languages

English

 

Response Time

Less than an hour

 

Availability updated

Today

 

About

My motto as a tour guide is "ICHI-GO-ICHI-E" which means "Treasure every encounter, for it will never happen again. The concept is commonly associated with Japanese tea ceremonies but it also applies to all types of experiences, in general.

Travelling is a great thing to do. Learning about other cultures and customs expands our perspectives in life. I would like to share with you Japanese culture and history.

First, please allow me to introduce myself. I’m a full-time national licensed tour guide. I studied Japanese Art History when I was a student at a university, Tokyo. I experienced working at multinational companies for more than 20 years and worked as a travel coordinator for years. I am currently studying to obtain a curator certificate.

My hobbies are visiting art museums and making stained-glass crafting.

I have enjoyed conducting Tokyo private tours for more than 200 times and received excellent reviews from my guests. I usually offer a tailor-made tour upon the request of my customers. One thing that I love to do is explain the historical backgrounds of Temples and Shrines, and the comparison of old things and modern things in Tokyo. I have been providing tours to major sightseeing spots, including Asakusa, Imperial Palace, Meiji Shrine, Shibuya, etc. I also specialize art tours visiting Nezu museum, Tokyo National Museum, Ohta Ukiyoe Museum and art galleries.

Everyone loves Tokyo. The people are polite, the food is incredible, the cultural heritage sites are stunning, and the shopping is one of the best in the world. So I'm sure that your stay here will be memorable and fun.

Let’s enjoy Tokyo together.

Tours

Historical and Artistic Exploration of Nikko Tour

Nikko
8 hours

Let’s enjoy the Nikko World Heritage. Nikko is considered as one of the spiritual centers of Japanese traditional society. The most significant place in Nikko is Toshogu. Later, I will share with you some interesting background stories and artistic features of Japan's national treasures. Moreover, we can appreciate the unique customs of people in the ancient days. In addition of the history, we can also enjoy beautiful cherry blossoms in late April and the changing of leaf colors in November.

FROM$282/ per group

Narita layover – Three hour tour near Narita Airport

Narita
3 hours

If you have time for lay-over of more than four hours at Narita Airport, this excursion is just right for you! In this layover tour, we are going to visit nearby Narita areas such as Narita-san, Shinshoji temple and picturesque shopping streets where you can feel traditional Japanese culture. You can also enjoy strolling along Omotesando Street wearing a Kimono. At the park, you can enjoy the cherry blossoms from late March to mid April.

FROM$134/ per group

Tokyo at a Glance Tour with Tsukiji Market

Tokyo
4 hours

This tour is customized for travelers who are staying Tokyo for a limited time. Travel makes you a happier person by breaking routine, and providing new experiences and memories. I will make a tailor made tour, including major historical spots; Asakusa temple, modern sightseeing spots; Harajuku, Cat Street, Shibuya, and gourmet spot; Tsukiji Market, etc.

FROM$134/ per group

Autumn Coloring of Japanese Gardens in Tokyo

Tokyo
6 hours

This "Momijigari" tour is to enjoy Japanese leaf coloring scenes. You can choose 3 autumn coloring spots including a trendy fashionable Cat Street in Tokyo. In accordance with your choice, I will make a proposed itinerary. Enjoying beautiful Japanese colorful nature and feeling some Japanese culture makes your Japan trip fruitful. The best season for this tour is late November to early December.

FROM$201/ per group

Tokyo Culture in Depth – Enjoy Traditional Experience

Tokyo
6 hours

People who have special interest are able to dig their interests more while they are in Japan. I will start explaining Japanese history overall, the specific culture history and what is the essence of Japanese culture related their interest.

FROM$201/ per group

Last Day's Contemporary Art Tour to Haneda Airport

Tokyo
4 hours

On your last day, if you have five hours to spare before going to Haneda Airport, contemporary art tour would be perfect for you. Let’s stop by Tennozu Isle which is near Hamamatsu-cho Mono rail station. Tennozu Isle area is now an Art Town surrounded by waterways. Also, you can venture into Tokyo's contemporary art world.This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to many art-related facilities, such as art Cafés, Contemporary art galleries, Art Museums, Art painting material shops and so on.

FROM$134/ per group

Reviews

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Kate H.

Feb 11, 2020

Fabulous first day in Tokyo with Mari.

Mari was polite, very interesting, personable, and knowledgeable. She was very thoughtful in providing us all with surgical masks for protection during the corona virus pandemic. Mari was helpful in providing helpful tips for the rest of our time planned in Tokyo. I highly recommend utilising Triplelights and booking Mari whilst in Tokyo. It was a great way for us family of five to see some of the highlights of this amazing city and help us become familiar with navigating the metro. I would definitely use Triplelights again. Thank you Mari for a memorable first time in Tokyo.

Mari.k K.

Thank you very much for your great review, Kate. I’m impressed that all of your family members are friendly, polite and intelligent. I really enjoyed talking with you on various topics. I’m sure you will have more fun in Tokyo, Kyoto and Nozawa. I hope this Japan trip will be fruitful experience for your family. Thank you again and hope to see you again.

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Josipa P.

Jan 13, 2020

Very Helpful Guide

Mari was a lovely lady who had a personalised note waiting for us at our hotel. She met us there and was adaptable for our first day to organise our rail and metro passes as well. She took us to an amazing lunch spot and was very patient with my tired boys. Mari would probably be better suited to a couple, as my boys were a challenge, though she was very kind and did her best. Thank you Mari for all your help introducing us to Tokyo.

Mari.k K.

Thank you for our review. I am glad you liked Maisen’s lunch. It was pity that your children were too tired from last night flight and gave up going to Mori Digital Museum in Odaiba. I am sure all of you will have a wonderful time in Hakuba, Nagano. Please enjoy skiing with Japanese-power snow.

Mary C.

Jan 13, 2020

Amazing Night Tour with Limited Time

Due to our limited time and in the evening, hiring a tour guide (Mari) was our best choice to get the most out of our short stay. Mari was friendly, professional, and well versed in the history of Narita and Japan in General. Mari assisted/guided in storing our luggage, transit and check-in at our hotel even before our tour started. Once we began, we walked through Narita and stopped by many places en route to the Naritasan Shinshoji Temple. On our way back to the hotel, she made mention of popular restaurants in the area where we enjoyed delectable ramen to warm us up. Thank you Mari!

Mari.k K.

Thank you very much for your excellent review. I really appreciated that you gave me a chance to guide you in Narita at night. I really admire you that you take care of your niece with love. You have warm-heated and friendly characters which I really like. Because we had such a nice time, I almost forgot that we strolled in dark at night. Thank you very much again.

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Milan B.

Nov 12, 2019

Very nice and recommended

Mari was very helpful and patient in taking us through our trip. She made the effort to pick us up from hotel. She also explained the history behind the various places we visited. We told we are vegetarian and she found a great lunch place on the tour. Highly recommended.

Mari.k K.

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. It was my pleasure to guide you in Tokyo. I also think that the vegetarian restaurant was delicious. We were lucky to see beautiful leaf-coloring in Rikugi-en Garden. I hope Jessica feels better now. Please enjoy the rest of your journey in Japan. Thank you again.