We have had several good personal guided tours in many cities before but our tour with Mayumi was an outstanding experience. We are a family of four with two teenage boys. Mayumi was genuinely interested in our family and connected with each one of us. -planned a suitable, timely itinerary geared towards the teenager's interest while also introducing some Japanese history in an engaging way -Mayumi stopped at our hotel prior to our arrival and left us a letter regarding an enquiry we had regarding data plans for our phones -Mayumi is adaptable, patient, is very fluent in English -She made invaluable suggestions in terms of how we can search for reasonable, good local Izakaya style restaurants. This is extremely helpful as many restaurants in Tokyo can be very expensive. -After the tour, Mayumi suggested that we contact her if we had any further questions. She was willing to do anything for us (she even lent us her cell phone for a few minutes). It was both a pleasure and a lot of fun to spend the day with Mayumi as she has a nice personality and many different interests. We will definitely try to meet with Mayumi again one day. Thank You Mayumi Greg, Colleen, Michael, Thomas
I spent a wonderful day with Mayumi. This was my first trip to Tokyo, and I was traveling solo. Because it's such a big city I didn't know where to start. She met me in my hotel lobby, which saved me the stress of finding my way to a meeting place. She helped me buy a subway pass and taught me to how to get around on the very large subway system. That gave me the confidence to explore on my own for the remainder of my trip. Mayumi's English is impeccable, and she was full of knowledge. She shared some great information about the history and local customs of Japan. I experienced a lot of things that I would have missed exploring on my own. For example, at Sensō-ji Temple she showed me how to draw an Omikuji (fortune-telling paper) and how to perform the purification ritual. Because it was a private tour, it was all about me. If I wanted to check out a store, we'd go in. I felt like tempura for lunch, and she took me to a fantastic place known only to the locals (not another gaijin in sight). When I wanted ideas on where to go next she had plenty of suggestions based on my interests. I’ve traveled all over the world, and I refuse to go on those big group tours where you pile onto a bus and are herded around, trying to fight your way to the front of the group so you can hear the guide. I can’t recommend TripleLights and Mayumi enough!
Our trip involved 3 generations traveling together and we scheduled a full day tour of Tokyo with Mayumi. Mayumi grew up in Tokyo and as such has tremendous knowledge of the city and culture. She set a wonderful itinerary for us which included a visit the Senso-Ji Shrine, a boat ride on the Sumida River, Hamarikyu Park and the Meji Shrine. Along the way she taught us how to use the subway and the history of the Japanese language. In addition, she told us about some of her favorite places to eat, suggested other places to visit in Tokyo, including some stores and helped us make reservations. It was a pleasure and honor to spend the day woth her.
Mayumi, is a great guide. She took us to everything that we wanted to see in Tokyo and more. Her schedule for the day could not have been better. There was no way that we could have seen Tokyo without her service. We would use her service again if we return to Tokyo.
Kids were thrilled with Mayumi's bubbly warm personality and we had a fun filled day and 8 hours passed too fast! Highly recommend this knowledgeable and energetic quide. We also appreciated her flexibility as well as very practical approach to route planning.
We had a two excellent and very informative days. Mayumi has shown to us everything we have asked her to see and even more. We have seen and experience main Tokyo's must see attractions and cultural sites . Mayumi is very flexible easy going, super accommodating, and knowledgeable guide. Our family had a very good time. We would highly recommend Mayumi .