I had a 11 hour layover in Tokoyo. I arranged to have a guided tour with Maru during my layover. She was great in communicating with me and creating the perfect tour for me prior to my arrival. She meet me at the airport. She was very warm, friendly and knowledgeable that made my tour also a learning experience. Her tour was very efficient and got me back to the airport as scheduled. We went to Sensoji Temple in Askakusa, Yanaka, Meiji Shrine, Harajuku and ShibuyaCrossing. We also enjoyed lunch together and she taught me how to use chop sticks. She also took pictures of our day together which was a nice touch. I love looking at these great pictures!! I would highly recommend a tour with Maru. She was great!!! If I ever get back to Japan I would definitely take another tour with Maru!!
Laurie, thank you so much for taking your time to give me a wonderful review. Yes, we visited a lot of places and found pink colored flowers. You looked very nice with pink color and I think the best pic of that day is the one with Camellia at the snake road. What do you think? I was very happy travelling in Tokyo together. The more we talked, the more I felt you are very pretty person! I’d like to be a cute person like you! ( How should I do?) Thank you l, I’d like to show you a lot of places and would like to share a wonderful time with you again. I know your job is very busy, please take a rest from time to time and take care of yourself. I look forward travelling Japan with you again! Thank you so much. Maru🌸
We spent half a day with Maru and had a great time! We visited Meiji Shrine and Harajuku, but ultimately I opted to skip Shibuya crossing because my kids were having so much fun on Takeshita street. Maru went out of her way to share interesting history and culture of our sites, as well as find fun stops along the way. We would definitely recommend Maru for your tour guide!
Thank you Miranda for your kind comments. I enjoyed shopping and talking with you! Amira and Rosie were so adorable that I didn’t want to stop chatting with them-! I’d like to show you much more cute places. Please let me know when you visit Japan next and let’s have a ”Kawaii day” again! Thank you so much Miranda! Maru🍮
Maru was an excellent tour guide. She was enthusiastic and knowledgable about the area we went to. The cable car and boat ride on Ashi was the highlights of Hakone. Thanks so much Maru.
Dear Daniel, Thank you for taking the time to give me the wonderful review. You are always kind and I enjoyed our tour a lot. Yes, it was lucky that we could ride the cable car and pirate ship in spite of the bad weather! It has been a pleasure to meet you, Rigo, Jose, and Dennis. Enjoy your stay in Japan. Maru⭐️
We are an Australian couple who had never been to Japan and we were a bit overwhelmed by the attractions listed in the Tokyo guidebooks. Through a chat with Maru in the weeks prior to our trip we were able to narrow down a list of things we were interested in seeing. Although the list we gave Maru was fairly broad she was able to string together a set of destinations which suited our needs. Thanks to Maru's comprehensive knowledge of the city and public transport systems our day did not involve a lot of wating as we moved seamlessly from one attraction to the next. Where something un-expected occurred such as road maintenance or train delays Maru was able to negotiate alternative routes and keep us on track. Maru's knowledge of the local surrouondings shone through with interesting anecdot... read more
Thank you so much for your kind word, Paul. I really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience. I was very glad to have the wonderful day apprreciating bearutiful plum trees, canola flower field, and a lot of attractions in Tokyo with you! It was my first day I felt spring has come this year. Your eyes were always shining and your smiles made me very happy. Thank you for the amazing day. Looking at the map and listening to your introduction of your neighborhood, I felt I want to visit your town. It must be my turn to shine my eyes because of the beautiful environment in Cairns. Of course, there are much more attractive spots in Tokyo, but I am very interested in your beer brewing. Why don't we visit a beer factory when you come to Japan next time? You can learn how they... read more
Energetic Guide , Very happy trip we all enjoyed.
Thank you Opapunn for the comment. I was also very happy to share the wonderful time with you. I look forward to your next visit! Maru☆
One word to describe Maru... Awesome. We have done many tours in our lives, Maru was by far the best. Taught us how to navigate subway/train like a pro, showed us around with fun details, took us to a delicious sushi restaurant. She makes you feel like you are family. Maru is interesting, funny, caring and plain simple awesome. Thank you for a memorable day Maru, we miss you.
Dear Alan, I appreciate your kind remarks. By booking me well in advance of your visit, you made my job of organizing your tour much easier. Thank you again for allowing me to assist you and Monique. I wish you two all the happiness in the world. Happy Valentine’s day!! Best regards, Maru
Maru made our Tokyo Disneyland Trip easier and more memorable. She helped us book the Restaurant and helped us choose the rides with less queues as well as beat the line with Fast Passes. It couldn’t have been better and more convenient. And not to mention, my young children warmed up to her pleasant personality instantly. Thank you so much, Maru! はじめまして Hajimemashite
Dear Teh, thank you for your kind words. Are you already in Malaysia? I’m very glad that we immersed ourself in the fantasy world together and you all were able to go on a lot of rides despite crowded. Thank you for caring about my lunch or time during the tour. You are very considerate and I appreciate your kindness. Please let me know when you come to Japan again. I’d be happy to arrange your travel plans with Nizam. Hope I can see you and your children again☆ Thank you, Teh. よろしくおねがいします。Yoroshikuonegaishimasu!
Tokyo Walking Tour
Dear Alan, thank you for taking the tour with me. I hope I gave you any help to make your travel plans in Japan. Please tell Adam that I will always support him if he needs any help in his plannings. Thank you.
Well knowing there is not much in Narita, she made the best of a evening at Narita. I had a wonderful evening in Narita experiencing the small Japan city experience. She delivered what I was hoping to get out of a small Japan city experience. I highly recommend her!
Dear Karun, how is India? thank you so much for your comment. Yes, I like Narita so much that I was very glad to have a great time in the historical place with you! Please enjoy your holiday and I’m looking forward to having another tour soon! Thank you again! Maru 🌟
My parents had a great time with her and wish to have her in our next trip to japan
Thank you Maria for taking your time to give me a review. Your feeling to your parents were conveyed to me and I was very happy to assist them. Yes, indeed, I was not able to explain the historical back ground to them, but I realized again that the common language of the world is a smile.☺️ I’m very looking forward to meeting you and your baby🌟Maru.
We had a fantastic day with Maru today as she showed us so many different sides of Tokyo- old and new. She accommodated our requests, especially for our kids who enjoyed the sword shops in Asakusa and the fashion shops in Harajuku! And the ramen we had for lunch was so good!! She was so easy to talk to and happy to answer all our questions, we will definitely recommend Maru to our friends! Thanks again Maru for a great experience we wouldn’t have had without you!!
Thank you so much Amanda for giving me such a wonderful comment... I’m very glad to hear that you enjoyed our tour. Actually, I also enjoyed a lot because you were always smiling and I was happy to be with you. I hope you will enjoy other type of ramens and discover other aspects of Japan in Kyoto and Hakuba! As it might rain tomorrow, please stay warm when you are outside. I’m always open to support you during your stay in Japan. Let’s keep in touch! Thank you! 😊
Maru made a custom plan for our family trip to Tokyo, which included a balance of traditional and non-traditional site-seeing. Our kids were very excited to immerse themselves into Anime and Manga culture. Maru made sure we visited the Akihabara neighborhood and the one major English-translated Manga bookstore section, which we would’ve never found on our own! Conversely, we saw temples, museums and tasted traditional treats. Our ramen-loving kids made it to the #1 rated ramen shop and haven’t stopped raving since. We took the subway everywhere, making us feel more a part of authentic Tokyo city life. But most importantly, Maru was always flexible with her time and planning to accommodate a sudden whim or tired feet. She is a kind and knowledgeable guide. Thank you, Maru! Here is ... read more
Thank you so much Maggie for taking your time to write the wondeful review for me. It was a great pleasure that I had an oppotunity to spend great time with you at the end of 2018! We visited a lot of places in Tokyo and Yokohama in 3days and enjoyed several kinds of ramens such as chicken soup ramen in Akihabara, pork bone broth soy sauce ramen in Ramen Museum etc,,,. I'm really happy to hear that you enjoyed Tokyo a lot. The video is very nice! Thank you for letting me join in it! I also enjoyed talking and learned a lot about the balance between job and daily life from you. I miss you and your family already, too. I hope I will see you all in the near future again. Wishing you a safe and Happy New Year!
Maru was extremely helpful as a guide and thanks to her we got to enjoy Japan through the eyes of a Local. She took us to some great restaurants, stores and helped us make the most of our short stay in Tokyo. We were traveling with 2 kids and she kept that in mind with all our activities. She walked us through the Harajuku neighborhood which we all enjoyed. She helped us locate stores that we had researched before we arrived in Tokyo. Will definitely hire her services the next time we are in Tokyo.
Thank you so much Kapil for taking time to write the review! I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Tokyo. Do you remember you taught me about “ Moshio”? I bought three and gave my friends two. I also use it when I cook. It has a good flavor. Thank you for teaching me about Japanese item😆. You had searched a lot of Japanese products and I learned a lot from you! I’ll definitely research garallies more so that you will be able to find your favorite arts next time. I’m looking forward to seeing you all again. 🌟 Please have great holidays with your family in your home town! Maru😊
Our day with Maru was fantastic! She accommodated all of our interests and showed us both the traditional and modern aspects of Tokyo. She was able to give us insights into the history of Japanese vulture and the perspectives of daily modern life. She took pictures of us during our trip and kept us well fed. She even helped us buy JR rail system for our trip to Kyoto the next day!
Thank you Susan for your comment. I was very happy to have an opportunity to share the wonderful time with Helen, Steve, Matthew, and you on Christmas eve🎄 I was impressed with Helen’s Japanese skills and heartwarming kindness of Steve and Matthew, and your beautiful smile🌟I hope I can see you all again. Thank you very much. Maru😊
Maru has great personality and very friendly! We enjoyed our time with her a lot! Thank you, Maru!
Thank you Anne for the review! I was very happy to be able to spend 3 days this week! I hope you enjoy the tour to Mt. Fuji tomorrow. Please send my best regards to Alan and Radford☆I’m looking forward to seeing you again😊
She was great!
Thank you for your comment☆ It was great that we were able to walk around the Shinshoji temple and the garden 🍁in Narita city. Thank you for taking the tour with me. I hope we can have another tour in Tokyo next time! 🌟 Maru
Happy with good results
Thank you for your review. It was my pleasure guiding your important clients. They were sincere and earnest people and I also enjoyed touring in Hakone and Tokyo. Thank you for giving me such a great opportunity. I hope I can meet you in Tokyo, too! ⭐️Maru.
Maru was a wonderful person to spend the day with in Tokyo. She was upbeat friendly and flexible. A pleasure .
Thank you Jerry for your review. The biggest event for me was the local festival in Komagome staton♩I admire you and Margee walking everyday! Hope I can meet you again soon. ⭐️Maru
Maru responded immediately to my request for a last night whiskey karaoke bar experience for my important clients. I look forward to engaging her services again with a bit mire advance warning!
Dear Kiyo, Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve your important clients last night. They requested to go to Japanese traditional whiskey bar first and enjoyed talking with the bartender. I would be happy if I could be of any help to you again. Respectfully yours, Maru
My husband and I did not want to waste the time or energy trying to figure things out when we could have a local guide us, so we booked the Tokyo in a Day tour with Maru. It could not have been a better experience. Maru is the best! She is a true professional who listened to us and did her very best to make sure our experience matched our interests and met our goals for the day. She is also genuine, kind, smart and funny. A true pleasure to be with and a delight to know. We could not recommend her more highly. And hope to one day see her again. Every good wish, Maru --
Thank you Brynn for your wonderful feedback. You were very energetic and funny and I enjoyed our day together. I would like to be a woman to go abroad on business trip like you〜. Yes, I hope we keep in touch and meet you again! Please give my best wishes to your husband! I’d like to take the cruise of him to Bahama some day! Good luck on your job and take care🌟 Maru
Maru was a total delight to be with. She showed us how to navigate the subway and took us to a few key locations and sights. She also took many posed and candid pictures of our group, which was such a nice addition to our tour.
Thank you so much Nancy for taking the time to review my service. It was pleasure meeting you all! Thank you for your permission to post photo of you on my page☆ I hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday in Japan🌟 Maru
For my first trip to Tokyo - I hired Maru She listened to me and surpassed all of my expectations - it made my trip to Tokyo the best trip of my life
Dear Gordon, I have no idea how to reply to such a amazing review... I’m glad that I gathered my courage to move back to Japan to serve as a guide. Thank you so much. I’m looking forward to listening to your story in Kyoto. 😌🍵Maru
On previous visits to Tokyo, I found it very interesting to observe the culture, and watch the local people going about their business. But Japan is very unique, and it is difficult to understand all that’s going on. As a foreigner, you cant shake the distinct feeling of being an outsider watching things from a distance. Maru changed all that for me. Within a few minutes of meeting Maru, I felt completely relaxed and at ease with her. It was obvious that she is a genuinely nice person who is eager to share her knowledge and experience. 45 minutes into the tour, I felt as if I was walking and talking with a friend who happened to live in the neighborhood. I only had a few hours with her, but In that short amount of time I gained a better understanding of the Japanese culture than I did i... read more
Hello, Joe. Thank you very much for your impressive comment.. It's a great pleasure for me. Visiting Shrine, eating Matcha ice cream, talking at a cafe... it was only a short tour, but I had a fantastic time with you! I’m looking forward to having another tour with you again soon! Would it be in Narita next time? 😊Thank you. Maru.
First visit to Japan, thank goodness for Maru. My 9 year old granddaughter was kept entertained for our day experience in Tokyo. Maru certainly knew her way around and special attractions top of her list. Could not manage trains without Maru.Great communication skills. Thank you for your caring and patience. We highly recommend Maru for future travellers without hesitation
Thank you Trish for the wonderful review! You are so sweet and beautiful Stella is so adorable that I felt happy to spend a great day with two of you♫ We went to Asakusa, Tokyo Sky tree tower, Harajuku, Shibuya yesterday. There are still many places waiting for you in Japan! Please enjoy yourself to the full♡ Thank you for coming to Japan. Maru
Maru is a lovely person and fun. We to Tsukiji market and Asakusa to get Japanese knives and to Sensoji temple. Great day!
Ken, Thank you for your review! It was very nice meeting you. I had a great time with you to look around for the best Japanese knife shop. I believe that your thought that you really want to present your friends the perfect gift would definitely reach them. Please take care of yourself and have wonderful days in Japan🌟 Thank you. Maru
This was our first trip to Japan and we wanted a day trip to Hakone to cover all the sightseeing spots. Maru organised a good plan for us but unfortunately a typhoon hit the city the night before and the train, ropeway and pirate cruise ships were cancelled. She quickly came up with a plan to take us to other places and was cheerful, helpful and and so accommodating to all our requests and patiently waited for us when we were at the onsyen for an hour. She was modest and happy to join us in our meals and I felt truly happy to have her as our guide. She gave us great tips on where to shop and visit in Tokyo, assisted us with our JR Passes for our train bookings to Kyoto and showed me how to use the subways around Tokyo. I highly recommend Maru for any first timer to Japan. My trip to Hakone... read more
Amelia! Thank you for your lovely review. It’s very kind of you to take the time to post it. It was great to meet you! I had been worried about the weather but very happy that we had a great time with you in Hakone. I hope you bought the bag in Harajuku! Thank you for the souvenir a lot. I’ll definitely prepare bread for tomorrow breakfast🎶 I’m looking forward to meeting you again! Maru
We had a fabulous day with Maru. She was very friendly and so knowledgeable. She was also very willing for us to request what we wanted to do and more than happy to accommodate us. I would highly recommended her to anyone and would be thrilled to utilize her services in the future.
Thank you Kaitlan for such a good review! I am very glad to have an opportunity to spend a wonderful day with you. I’d never forget your beautiful smile. I hope you are having great days in Takayama and please enjoy the rest of days in Japan. I’d like to try the Mt. Fuji with you again!!
Maru-san was great guide for first timer like me in Tokyo. From the get go she has been very flexible and consultative to establish itinerary based on my interest and limited time I shared with her. She has a great communication skills and in depth knowledge of the places we visited I would certainly look out for her during my next trip to Tokyo to cover other places which I could not cover this trip. Thank you Maru-san.
Ajay san! Thank you for your kind comments. The night view of Sensoji temple was so amazing and it’s a pleasure sharing the beautiful scenery and great time with you! I’m looking forward to meeting you again soon! Maru
Terrific day in Tokyo. Maru maximized my time to visit important historical sites and fun hip *******. She was very flexible adjusting our schedule given my interests and record high temperatures. A pleasure to spend the day together. Her English is excellent. I’d highly recommend her. Thank you Maru for a memorable day.
Thank you Linda for taking your time to give me a comment. I had a meaningful day with you yesterday. I learned a lot from you. Words cannot express how much I appreciate your kindness... I won’t never forget every word you gave me. Please have a great time in Japan. Thank you so much. Maru
Maru did a phenomenal job leading us through Tsukiji Fish Market, Asakusa, Senso-ji Temple, Omotesando, Meiji Shrine, Harajuku and Shibuya. We walked nine miles but didn’t mind at all because Maru provided historical and cultural insights along the way and was organized, friendly and attentive. She also helped us figure out the subway system so that we could explore Tokyo confidently on our own after our tour concluded. We highly recommend her!
Thank you so much for your kind words, Davina. You are very energetic and gentle. I enjoyed talking with you so much that I didn’t notice we had walked so long! You have already mastered Japan’s transportation system. I’m sure you can get to anywhere you want to go. Please take care of yourself and enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan!!
My colleague and I were in Japan on business trip and had an unexpected day to spare in Tokyo. Maru was our guide and showed us around the city. She was very nice and helpful, she was very flexible to adapt to any of our request and follow our pace, always smiling and happy to answer any question we had. Would recommend Maru.
Dear, Charly. Thank you for taking your time for the review and choosing me for your guide. I am happy that you enjoyed your stay and I am looking forward to meeting you again in Tokyo ★ Maru
I spent 2 days with Maru visiting Tokyo. Maru is a very friendly guide and very Professional ! She knows a ot about th japanese way of life and I learned a lot about Japan thanks to her. She is very smart, dynamic and very funny. I recommend you to hire her and you will know better about this fabulous place
Ajaguy. Thank you for the good comment! You must be at your sweet home now. Thank you for visiting Japan and finding me. 2 days spent with you were very special for me. I miss you.. I'd definitely visit your island someday to see you. Thank you again. Maru
My family absolutely loved Maru. She assisted in every way possible within our tight timeframe. Excellent English Speaking skills.
Hello, Joe. Thank you for the comment. I am always trying to do my best to provide good services but sometimes encounter some difficulties. Your comment encouraged me a lot. Thank you! Have a good Sunday. Maru
She met us at the train station. Since the weather was bad n we were not able to hike n visit owakudani she took us on a walk around hakone.
Hello, Deepka. Thank you for the comment. I apologize to you that I was not able to provide you and your family a good experience in Hakone. I’ll learn more and do my best to become a person who can offer better alternative tour. I’m so sorry. Maru
Because of Maru, my trip to Tokyo was really an excellent experience. She is dynamic, knowledgeable, super organised, helpful, efficient, friendly and her positive attitude is really contagious. On top of that, Maru really loves what's she's talking about. That makes the difference, you will fully enjoy the tour and have a lot of fun learning about japanese culture. If you want to discover food, museums, entertainment areas and what makes Japan so special, just call Maru ! She will be the perfect guide if you're travelling alone, with colleagues or with your family. That's why I highly recommend her. Enfin, si comme moi, votre langue maternelle est le français, vous pourrez en plus échanger quelques mots avec elle. Elle en a commencé l'étude. Je vous recommande vivement de penser à ... read more
Gilles. Thank you for the wonderful comment on me. I know there are a lot of things I should learn more about guiding but your message encouraged me a lot. I would really like to travel Tokyo with you again. Miss you a lot. I’ll explore Tokyo more so that I will be able to take you around here much more interestingly. I’m waiting for your coming to Tokyo again soon.
Excellent tour of the fish market with a delicious Japanese breakfast. Maru gave us wonderful information about the market and the future of it. We had lots of fun eating our way around and came away with some wonderful souvenirs. Thank you again Maru. We would highly recommend her.
Thank you Cally for the good commend. I am glad meeting you and having fun in the fish market with you. Hope you and your family have great time the rest of days in Japan. I’m looking forward to meeting you again!
Maru is a great guide with a lot of knowledge of the sights and sounds in Tokyo. She listened to our interests and needs and was able to customize our day to maximize our experience. I would definitely hire her during our next trip to Tokyo.
Thank you Michael san for the review. I am very happy I met you and your family members. I will continue studying about guiding and Tokyo so that you can enjoy more next time. Thank you for coming to Japan. I’m looking forward to meeting you again.
When staying at the Tokyo Disneyland Hotel we wanted to experience the traditional and modern Japanese culture around the Harajuku area and Maru was the perfect fit for our day. We began with the Meiji Shrine, strolled down Takeshita Street and ended our day walking across Shibuya Crossing, the world's busiest intersection. Throughout our day Maru would provide background and insight to what we were seeing and talk about daily life in Tokyo, which we compared in our conversations to our home in Colorado. We could not have asked for a better day, I would highly recommend Maru.
Thank you Thoma for the very nice review. I hope you had great time in Japan and hope you get the chance to come back and go around Tokyo with me. Maru
To those who are stopping by Triplelights, I welcome you and I hope you enjoy your stay in Japan, and you guys are probably browsing through who is the best tour guide for you. Let me be the first to say that Maru was amazing! She is very friendly and really attentive. Shes interacts with you just like how a friend does. She takes you to the place you want to go to and even askes if there is anywhere you want to go or even want to shop. So if you want to have a great conversation and also see the great hot spots in Tokyo, Maru is definitely the right person. I highly recommend her.
Remi san. Thank you for the comment. It’s very nice meeting you yesterday. I hope you have good time rest of days in Tokyo. Good luck on your business and please come visit Japan again. I’ll learn more about Japan in order to be able to guide you better. I am looking forward to meeting you ( and your family!) again.