Mayumi was our tour guide for five consecutive days in Japan. She was fantastic! Her English was excellent. She was extremely flexible as we needed to adjust our plans several times due to inclement weather. Her extensive knowledge about all the sites we went too was amazing. The first day was a full day tour in Yokohama. She picked us up at the cruise port at the end of our cruise. We walked to a number of places near where the cruise ship docked and then continued on to many other places of interest there. An interesting experience was going to the Cup of Noodles museum where we made our own unique Cup of Noodles. Day two Mayumi picked us up at our hotel in Tokyo and we spent the day in Kamakura. We utilized the train to get around and we found it to be the best way to get around. As a very experienced tour guide she optimized our route and we were able to see all the major sites there. Day three she took us to Hakone and a boat ride on Lake Ashi. We were able to see Mt Fuji for part of the day, it was spectacular. We also took the ropeway (cable car) to eat black eggs on the summit - they are supposed to increase your life span by three years. She provided a wealth of information about the area while we were with her. It was another very enjoyable day. The next two days we spent touring around Tokyo with Mayumi. She really know her way around town and provided lots of great information and insights about the Japanese culture. I highly recommend Mayumi, she was extremely knowledgeable, accommodating, flexible, always arrived on schedule, and really provided us with a great experience in and around Tokyo.
I’m amazed to have such a fantastic and hearty review so quickly! We’ve just said good bye to each other. I really appreciate it, Walter. Your review reminds me of our pleasant 5 days. As you learned everything quickly and moved swiftly, we could complete everything we’d like to do. I was so happy to show you Mt fuji though it has been cloudy lately. We encountered a lot of happy moments and took great pictures. I made sure that you were blessed with great fortune. I also enjoyed jumping in local people and other tourists with you. That’s a great memory for me too. Thank you again for everything you gave me this time. I already miss you! Please give my regards to everyone. Hoping our paths will cross again.