I am Mayumi, SETOUCHI lover and a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter for English-speaking guests.
I left busy Tokyo where I had lived for many years and moved to this calm city Okayama recently in order to change my way of living in my mid fifties. Before settling down here I spent some months like a traveler and found much comfort and amenity of this region. I came to wish to share such value with others.That is why I started a second job as a private tour guide. Honestly speaking, I am not experienced guide, yet I would like to make every effort to satisfy your requests and make your stay happier.
Okayama is one of the most attractive cities in Western Japan. It is known for Kouraku-en which is one of the three most scenic landscape gardens in Japan.
Okayama has a mild climate and is famous for fruit production such as white peach and grapes.You must love them.
Also the location of Okayama is wonderful, it faces the Seto Inland Sea.You can enjoy idyllic scenery and a lot of outdoor activities are possible.
If you are interested in slow life or inner peace,it is your destination.
I would like to offer you very special opportunities to deepen your experience in Western Japan. Please visit Okayama and let me guide you.
◆My guidable area : SETOUCHI-islands, Setouchi Art Trienale 2019, Benesse Art Site, Okayama and Kagawa
◆Personal life : I am a working mother. I am fond of walks, cycling, skiing and traveling. At home, I enjoy cooking and gardening.
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 2 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 4 maximum
Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email
After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.
Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.
No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.
Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Mayumi was very communicative and she did a great job with the tour, thank you very much!
Hi Zachary. I am very happy to hear from you. Our tour in Naoshima was really exciting and wonderful ! Let me say thank you again.
My wife and I spent a marvelous day with Mayumi in both of these locations. Her English is excellent and her knowledge of local customs, culture and history superb. Most importantly, she is a delightful, energetic and a lovely person that was a pleasure to spend the day with. I highly recommend her tour!
It was me who had a lot of fun. Thank you very much for visiting Kurashiki & Okayama all the way from US and spending a day with me. I was glad to introduce you to the city I live. You are so intelligent, friendly, cheerful, and interested in various things here with open mind. And moreover, I loved watching you bend your knees to every single dog we met. I was really happy to be with you, such a wonderful couple. Please remember Ohara in your mind. Your collection of paintings seems to me being comparable to Ohara Museum of Art. Both of you looked nice in Kimono wear and had a good sense of humor that you can be appeared in a Samurai Movie. You left on me an unforgettable lovely impression. Enjoy the rest of days in Japan!
This visit was a nice contrast to the busy streets of Tokyo and Kyoto. I'm so glad that I made the decision to stop here as well. The Setouchi Islands are listed as one of the 52 places to go in 2019 by the New York Times. Mayumi had a number of different itineraries to choose from. Biking around the island of Honjima is what I ultimately selected. She planned everything perfectly from catching the ferry to the island, renting bikes and finding a spot for lunch. She even had a nice itinerary and map of the islands waiting for me when I got to the hotel. I saw lots of different birds and amazing scenery on my visit. She knew that I was interested in the Great Seto Bridge - the world's longest two-tiered bridge system - and worked out a train ride on the bridge at the end of the tour.... read more
Thank you for writing a very nice review ! You came at a great time, and fortunately the weather was perfect. I am really glad you enjoyed your trip to Okayama and Setouchi islands and the Great Seto Bridge. I feel happy to know that you went back home safely with a lot of memories. As I told you, SETOUCHI TRIENNALE 2019, International Art Festival will be held in these islands soon. If you miss these small islands and friendly birds, please come again. See you again sometime! With a lot of gratitude, Mayumi