I was interested in seeing local sites and exploring Kamakura's ancient history while hiking through the area, but I don't speak Japanese. Hiring a local tour guide was a must. I checked a lot of guide user profiles and felt Maru was a good match based on my interests. She was incredibly knowledgable and friendly. She arranged a tour to see exactly what I asked in the timetable I had available. Even better, she was able to make it easy to enjoy the day. The best part was her flexibility. She asked what I was interested in and made that happen. I am not someone who enjoys shopping. I've had so many tour guides in the past who will stop at a shop and just say, "Ok, I'll be back in a hour, go shopping now." Maru asked me if I wanted to go shopping or buy souvenirs. I said that wasn't my thing and that was it. She never asked again and made sure we did the things I asked to do. That is what makes her an exceptional tour guide in my book.
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review, Steven! I always make it a point to create customized tour for my clients depending on their personality. I am really pleased you enjoyed your experience in Kamakura. We walked a lot visiting some temples and shrines, enjoyed Kamakura’s specialty, Shirasu Don for lunch. Thank you for the wonderful day! I’d be glad if I could guide you in Tokyo or other cities next time! Please have great business meetings in Tokyo! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. 🎈 Maru