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Maru

Licensed Guide
(52) Reviews
$ 35 Hourly rate
Reviews ( 52 )
Min Ru Min Singapore
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Tokyo Tour - 3rd May 2019 & 6th May 2019 ”

I've booked Maru San for my aunt & mum who were traveling in Tokyo for the 1st times! She is amazing! 1. Maru San was very flexible with the schedule 2. Patient & very helpful with my replies with regards to the trip 3. She is very helpful & punctual with the tours. 4. She was very kind to help my aunt who has difficulty walking to look for elevators etc. Overall, they had a very good time with her and is very thankful for the tours and assistance these 2 days. Thank you so much. Definitely recommend Maru San for as your local guide : )

Maru:

Tuank you Min for giving me such a nice review! The tours with your mom and aunts were very special to me. I felt as if I were back in my mom’s hometown and spending happy time with my relatives. They were so natural and kind... I’m the one who want to say thank you. I appreciate that you gave me the opportunity to spend a wonderful time with them. I miss them a lot.. I’d like to see them again and see you someday, too. Hope they will have safe flights back to their homes. Best wishes. Maru ⭐️

James James New Zealand ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Very kind and thorough tour guide, and flexible as we needed more time ”

Maru is a great guide, especially for those with kids. We had a toddler using a pram and it went very smoothly. Highly recommended.

Maru:

Thank you James, for the review. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Japan and the dinner in Yokohama. I believe you will become a powerful person to make New Zealand more beautiful! Thank you for coming to Japan and finding me! Maru⭐️

Michael Michael United States ( Friends )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Excellent guide ”

She showed us around shinjuku and we had a great time sight seeing and going for food. It was a pleasure having maru as our guide.

Maru:

Thank you Michael for the review! I hope you still enjoy in Tokyo. I was very honored to be your guide. Please send my best regards to Josh. I’m looking forward to serving you as a guide you again. ☆Maru.

Calvin Calvin United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Great and Helpful Tour Guide ”

This was my family's first visit to Japan. We spent 2 half-days with Maru, and had a great experience. She is very knowledgeable, has good communication skills, tailored the itinerary to what we wanted to see, and was super responsive and proactive in setting everything up (tickets, restaurants research, etc). Even after our official tour was over, we would send her a few questions, and she would be quick to help us out. In particular, she tried hard to make sure there was something for everyone in her tour (including our two children), which is not always easy! I would highly recommend booking a tour with Maru.

Maru:

Dear Calvin, thank you so much for the great review. Alyssa and Elena were so adorable that I wanted to be with them longer! I am not sure if you know it or not, but Alyssa said " Thank you for the great tour." to me when I approached her at the end of our tour, which almost brought a tear to my eye. It is not easy to say like that for her age. I'd appreciate it if you could tell your daughters that I am looking forward to seeing them in Japan or United States in the future. Thank you for coming to Tokyo and choosing me as your guide. Maru☆

Igor Igor United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ 2 awesome days with Maru ”

We were a group of 4 adults and we did 2 days in Tokyo with Maru. One day was an evening food/nightlife tour and another full day city tour. Both days were a lot of fun. Maru is a great guide. Her English was good and she was fun to be around, and went above and beyond her duties to make sure we were happy. She was quick to respond to my emails prior to the trip, and tailored our itinerary to our needs. Some of the best meals in Tokyo, was had while she was guiding . As she took us to authentic restaurants and made reservations for us for times we were not with her. When we return to Tokyo, we will surely hire Maru again. Thank you again Maru!

Maru:

Thank you Igor, for taking your time to give me such a wonderful review. I also had a great time with you. Thank you for always smiling and being kind to me. I was very glad to see you enjoying walking around the fish market and eating Tonkatsu lunch. When you come to Japan next time, I would be happy if I could take you to some good places for fishing. Please send my best regards to Julia, Alex, and Nataly. I miss you all. Please enjoy the rest of your holiday. I am looking forward to seeing you again.☆Maru.

Laura Laura Australia ( Family )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Tokyo half day tour ”

Maru was very lovely with good sense of humor. She showed us how to use the rail system which was very helpful. We enjoyed our tour with her which covered Yanesen, Harajuku and Shibuya crossing. Than you Maru

Maru:

Thank you so much for your kind words, Laura. I’m so happy you enjoyed the tour. Please have a good time in Kyoto. Maru.

Crystal Crystal Singapore ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Amazing guide! ”

Maru was extremely accomodating, introducing us to several izakayas and helped us make bookings for our restaurants! Thank you for showing us around Golden Gai, Kabukicho and Omoide Yokocho and introduced us to the izakaya scene in central tokyo! We had a blast! I highly recommend her to everyone whos looking for a guide. She is very fluent in conversing in chinese too!

Maru:

Thank you Crystal, for taking your time to give me the wonderful review! Yes, we visited a lot of places in Shinjuku and enjoyed not only meals but also talking! We laughed a lot😆 I miss smiles of all of you. Please give my best to your mom and dad. Hope I can see you all again. Thank you so much. Maru⭐️

Terry Terry United States
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Beautiful day in Kamakura ”

Maru is sincere, personable, and knowledgeable. Like hiking with a good friend. Maru had all her ducks in a row🙂; the hiking tour included different experiences. Hiking the trails, visiting shrines, temples, and the great Bhudda. Also Included a refreshing lunch on top of Kamakura as well as a stop for crepes when back in town. A memorable day for me in Kamakura. Beautiful day and guide. Thanks Maru.

Maru:

Thank you for the wonderful remarks, Terry. It was the ideal weather to hike the mountain- and we were very lucky to see Mt.Fuji🗻 The lunch meal and Bhudda cookie were so pretty. I’m very glad to hear that you enjoyed the day with me. I’ll try to keep having my ducks in a row- 😆 Thank you so much again. Please don’t forget to let me know when you come to Japan again! Maru⭐️

Bartosz Bartosz Poland ( Business )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Excellent time in Tokyo ”

Maru is the best :) with huge knowledge of Japan, big involvment in helpinh. Very communicative person. High recommended

Maru:

Hello, Bartosz! Thank you for your kind review. Do you remember that Ueno area was full of people and it was difficult for us to find the seats? However, I enjoyed sitting on a small chair and talking with you a lot. I cannot wait to see you again next time. Let’s arrange next tour together-🚂 Maru⭐️

jon fresrik Jon Norway ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ An interesting time in Tokyo ”

This was our first visit in Tokyo, and it started with me getting a serious eye infection. Mary was very helpful and we found a doctor open on a Sunday. Even with this bad start it was a fantastic tour, we saw a lot and had a great time.

Maru:

Thank you little Jon Santa san for the wonderful review for me! I bet you enjoyed beer tonight☺️🍺! Hope your eye will get better soon and have great meetings this week. Please tell Linda san to contact me anytime if she has questions when she goes around by her own. I’d like to see you and her again🎈Maru⭐️

Mikael Mikael Sweden ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ A wonderful first Day in Tokyo ”

We had a wonderful day with Maru as our guide. We started off at nine when Maru met us at our hotel. We had requested a tour consisting both of the old Tokyo and some of the new Tokyo. Luckily for us the cherry trees were in full bloom so we started off at the imperial palace and moved our way up toward chidora-ga-fuchi park where we had lots of spectacular views of the cherry trees. After that we headed on toward some of the older parts, visiting the area around Kagurazaka. Narrow streets with picturesque stores. Maru found a lovely restaurant for us to take a great lunch on the tatami mat. After lunch Maru took us to Meiji shrine and also Harajuku. Both very interesting although very different from each other, and it was so nice to have Maru to navigate our way both around the shrine, le... read more

Maru:

Thank you Mikael, for the wonderful review! It was very nice sharing the day with you! We certainly accomplished seeing a lot of traditional and new Tokyo. I also enjoyed talking with you and Emy so much that I felt the time passed so fast. Hope you enjoy the rest of days in Tokyo and please come again with your daughters next time. I’d be happy to take them more Kawaii places🎵Thank you again for your kind remarks.⭐️Maru

Yong Seng Yong Singapore
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Guide for Seniors ”

I have selected Maru because of her ability to communicate in Mandarin. She could communicate fluent Mandarin with my parents. She was very helpful in the trip and very resourceful in meeting our needs. She was quick in arranging meet up and pick up points, hence making our trip very convenient even for my parents who can't walk much and we had wheelchairs for our tour.

Maru:

Dear Yong, Thank you for your review! I appreciate being able to help you and your family enjoy the various types of cherry blossoms. You are a hero for making everyone happy! I wish you and your family the best luck and continued good health☆ Maru

Berlinda Berlinda United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Night tour with Maru ”

Maru was so kind and accommodating!! Patient and very knowledgeable!!

Maru:

Thank you Berlinda, for the cheerful review! It was very nice meeting you yesterday! Good luck on your job in Thailand and best wishes. Maru 🌟

Laurie Laurie United States ( Solo )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ A day in Tokoyo with Maru ”

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!!

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🌸

Miranda Miranda United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Sightseeing and Shopping with Kids ”

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!

Maru:

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🍮

Daniel Daniel United States ( Friends )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ hakone day trip ”

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.

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⭐️

paul Paul Australia
Excellent
2 months ago

“ A full afternoon and evening with a bit of everything ”

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

Maru:

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

Opapunn Opapunn Thailand ( Family )
Very Good
2 months ago

“ Happy Trip ”

Energetic Guide , Very happy trip we all enjoyed.

Maru:

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☆

Alan Alan Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Mari is the best ”

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.

Maru:

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

Teh Mazni Teh Malaysia
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Trip to Tokyo Disneyland ”

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

Maru:

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!

Alan Alan United Kingdom ( Friends )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Tokyo Walking Tour ”

Tokyo Walking Tour

Maru:

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.

Karun Karun Canada ( Solo )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Most dependable tour guide ”

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!

Maru:

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 🌟

Maria Maria Indonesia ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Eventhough my parents had a limited english speaking but she has been a great tour guide for my parents during their stay in tokyo ”

My parents had a great time with her and wish to have her in our next trip to japan

Maru:

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.

Amanda Amanda Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ A wonderful insight to Tokyo and it’s culture! ”

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!!

Maru:

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! 😊

Maggie Maggie United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Fun Family Trip to Tokyo ”

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

Maru:

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!

Kapil Kapil United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Excellent tour guide and concierge service ”

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.

Maru:

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😊

Susan Susan United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Great guide to Tokyo! ”

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!

Maru:

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😊

Anne Anne United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Great three days tour of Tokyo! ”

Maru has great personality and very friendly! We enjoyed our time with her a lot! Thank you, Maru!

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😊

Brian Brian United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Tecommended ”

She was great!

Maru:

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

Mr. Gupta Mr. India ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Good Personality ”

Happy with good results

Maru:

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.

Jerry Jerry United States ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Fun Day with Maru ”

Maru was a wonderful person to spend the day with in Tokyo. She was upbeat friendly and flexible. A pleasure .

Maru:

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

Kiyo Kiyo Japan ( Family )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Spur of the moment request ”

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!

Maru:

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

Brynn Brynn Japan
Excellent
6 months ago

“ A new friend in Tokyo ”

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 --

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

Nancy Nancy United States ( Friends )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Great day! ”

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.

Maru:

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

gordon Gordon United States
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Best guide I ever had ”

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

Maru:

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

Joe Joe United States ( Solo )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ The best way to experience Tokyo ”

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

Maru:

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.

Trish Trish Australia ( Family )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ OUR FABULOUS DAY WITH 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

Maru:

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

ken Ken United States ( Solo )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Tokyo day sightseeing and shopping ”

Maru is a lovely person and fun. We to Tsukiji market and Asakusa to get Japanese knives and to Sensoji temple. Great day!

Maru:

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

Amelia Amelia Indonesia ( Family )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ A day trip to Hakone ”

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

Maru:

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

Kaitlan Kaitlan United States ( Friends )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Great day with sweet 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.

Maru:

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!!

Ajay Ajay United States ( Solo )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Excellent value ”

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.

Maru:

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

Linda Linda United States ( Solo )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Day in Tokyo ”

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.

Maru:

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

Davina Davina United States ( Couple )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Fabulous walking tour of Tokyo’s highlights ”

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!

Maru:

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!!

Charly Charly Australia ( Business )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Great sightseeing a in very warm Tokyo ”

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.

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

Ajaguy Ajaguy Japan
Excellent
9 months ago

“ exceptional visit ”

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

Maru:

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

Joe Joe Australia ( Family )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Maru the excellent guide ”

My family absolutely loved Maru. She assisted in every way possible within our tight timeframe. Excellent English Speaking skills.

Maru:

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

deepka Deepka United States ( Family )
Very Good
10 months ago

“ Afternoon in hakone ”

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.

Maru:

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

Gilles Gilles Belgium ( Solo )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ The best way to enjoy a great tour experience and learn about japanese culture ? Call 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

Maru:

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.

Cally Cally United Kingdom ( Family )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Excellent tour of Fish Market. ”

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.

Maru:

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!

Michael Michael Japan ( Family )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ If you want a great touring experience Maru is awesome ”

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.

Maru:

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.

Thoma Thoma Japan ( Family with kids )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Fun day in May ”

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.

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

Remi Remi United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Great guide and make you feel welcome!!!! ”

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.

Maru:

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.

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Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Hakone , Yokohama , Saitama , Chiba , Narita

Languages Japanese ( Native ), 简体中文 ( License ), English ( License )

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