Mari

Local Guide
(23) Reviews
US$ 33 Hourly rate
Susan Susan United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Excellent day with Mari visiting relatives, learning about calligraphy. Mari has a superb ability to help everyone understand each other. ”

We had a fantastic day with Mari. First, Mari gave us a calligraphy lesson that taught us a lot in the time we had available. She is a patient teacher and has a wonderful sense of humor. We loved the calligraphy letters we drew. Mari is also knowledgeable and has an excellent ability to communicate in English and to communicate the subtle points of Japanese culture and social interactions. She was also flexible about our changing the schedule and priorities for what we did during the day--she made everything fit into the schedule and time we had. In addition, she was great in navigating the train system and helping us get to the city we were visiting without any trouble. Mari helped us visit some of our Japanese relatives, served as a translator, and helped us in general understanding the social niceties. In this, she proved exemplary. Everyone liked Mari. She made the family situation, both at the meal and gift exchange at home and in the Buddhist Temple we visited together, easy and comfortable. Her warmth, humor and intelligence helped everyone get along and facilitated our connection with relatives we did not know well and with whom we would otherwise have had a major language barrier. Mari is a joy to be with and we would love to work with her again when we are in the Kyoto area or elsewhere in Japan.

Private Tours

KYOTO - Calligraphy Workshop & Half-day Kyoto Tour

(23) Reviews
by Mari
This is a introductory calligraphy lesson and 4 hour tour. If you are with small kids, expecting to have a hands-on experience with a local, please feel fr...
6.5 Hours US$ 287

KYOTO - A Tailor-Made dining experience for you

(23) Reviews
by Mari
Japan has a very unique cooking style and set of table manners. Learn about the food culture and culinary history of Japan and visit local restaurants in K...
4 Hours US$ 191

KYOTO - A Tailor-Made experience for you

(23) Reviews
by Mari
Kyoto was the Capital city of Japan. With over 1200 years of history, Kyoto is still renowned and popular today. A little city with more than 1.5million in...
8 Hours US$ 306

NARA - A Tailor-Made experience for you

(23) Reviews
by Mari
Nara was the first capital of Japan which held great imperial and religious power. Today, this city is famous for its amazing UNESCO monuments, such as the...
8 Hours US$ 306