We had a wonderful day touring Tokyo with Mayumi. I would award her six stars. We arrived a day prior to the start of our prearranged Abercrombie & Kent “Classic Japan “ tour. In an exchange of several emails, we worked out an itinerary for our day together that wouldn’t duplicate anything in our A & K tour. Mayumi was extremely helpful in working out an excellent plan with contingencies in case of inclement weather. From the moment my wife, our two friends, and I met Mayumi in the lobby of the Tokyo Ritz Carlton, we sensed that we found a friend. Indeed we did! Riding the subway, sightseeing, having tea in a tea house in a Japanese garden and having lunch together in a noodle shop; we felt we were with a friend and not a tour guide. We learned so much from Mayumi about Japanese history, customs and culture. Our day with her was an outstanding memory as we now reflect on our great visit to Japan.
Thank you so much for posting your excellent review, Dr. Epstein. It’s honorable for me to hear that you felt I was your friend. We exactly had a great day together and I was really impressed how you’ve deeply learned Japanese history. You often helped me explain detail things about history to the ladies. I really appreciate it. At the same time, I learned a lot from you. You know a lot of things that I’ve never known. I wish I could have been with you longer and talked with you about various topics. Your kind words encourage me greatly. I’ll keep learning in order to entertain people who share their precious time with me. Dr, please come back to Japan to see your friend! Thank you again and give my best regards to your wife and friends.