I signed up with Mari for a day and a half tour of Tokyo because my time was limited. She was a wonderful tour guide and we got along really well. On our full day tour, from the first point of contact, she was full of ideas; so much so that I wished I had more time in Tokyo. We started our day with the Meiji Shrine. We sat at a café near the entrance as she explained the difference between Waka and haiku because she knew I was interested in haiku and because emperor Meiji and empress Shoken excelled in Waka. After we walked through the impressive gates, breathtaking forest and the shrine, she pointed out many details that I would not have noticed had I been on my own. She continued to impress me as we walked to Yoyogi park to visit the Olympic commemorative quarters and we moved on to the Olympic stadium which was under construction. She showed me all the preparation for the 2020 Olympic games. We ran into tourists who were lost and did not know what they were doing and I was so grateful that I had Mari by my side. From there, we left to see Shinjuku Goyen and had a delicious lunch at a local department store followed by a purple lavender tea. As the day was coming to an end, I decided to learn more about the Imperial palace instead of visiting the Metropolitan building. Mari pointed out all the details and interesting tidbits about the palace. It was such a great day and we did a lot of local things that I have not listed here. She is truly amazing and when we finished, I was so looking forward to seeing her for my half a day tour. She really went out of her way to accommodate me and I will always remember her kindness.
Thank you very much for your wonderful review. During our tour I was impressed how friendly character you have. I really enjoyed to guide you in Tokyo. Now I understand you are a wonderful writer because you discribed clearly what we did about one month ago. Please come back to Japan. I am looking forward to guiding you again, Please take care,