Hi! I'm Mao. My home town is Takayama and I like here a lot! I’d like to show you! I love meeting friends, chatting, travel around, play sports, drinking and go to my favorite restaurants. I'll offer more local sightseeing spots,eateries,cafes,bars and leisure facility and also I'm familiar with suburban area.
I have an experience of living in BC, Canada and then taught Japanese and culture for kids in a school. After that, I have been working at a hostel in Takayama. I like to meet people and to know new things for me.
Feel free to contact me!
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 4 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 3 hours minimum and 5 hours maximum per day.
* People: 6 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.
Mao is a lovely girl with english language skills of a beginners level ESL student. The tour was supposed to last 3 hours, which we paid for in advance. For the first 2 hours we walked around Takayama trying to break language barrier and answering numerous questions Mao asked about our trip itinerary without understanding much of what we were saying to her. Also did sake tasting where she wasn’t much needed. We could of looked up online the couple of stores in the sender she took us to. After 2 hours she asked what we wanted to do next. We’ve asked what she has planned, to which she said that there was no specific plan. Really disappointed with the choice of a guide, also truly puzzled why Mao has chosen to advertise herself as an english guide. Will be asking for at least 50% refund.
We met Mao in Takayama during our brief visit, for a half-day tour in a cold November afternoon with our 2 young children. Mao was extremely patient with us, encouraging us to try street foods and sake. She is very informative and have great energy. Even though our tour was only for few hours, she didn't make us feel rushed. She is very smart and gentle. We are really happy that we found her for our brief time in beautiful Takayama. We highly recommend her.
Hi Hina! Thank you for your review! I’m happy to hear that you were enjoyed tour! It was cold day, so come Takayama again in spring or summer!
Mao sensed what was appropriate for us and gave us a truly enjoyable wander around Takayama. It was an excellent afternoon. Relaxed and interesting. A great start to our visit !
Thank you for a tour with me! I really enjoyed talking and walking a lot with you. It was such a nice weather also best time for coloring leaves! I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Takayama! See you again!
We had such a good time with Mao seeing Takayama. She was so much fun and we learned a lot about the city and its festival. Fantastic!
Thank you for your review! I really enjoyed the festival with them. We talked a lot and they are really nice person! Get well your leg soon!
Mao is a local young lady who spent a year in the US. Her English is excellent. She has a delightful personality and a pleasant demeanor. We greatly enjoyed seeing and exploring Takayama with her. Even better was getting to know this charming local lady. Highly recommended!
Thank you for your review! I really enjoyed with you! I hope your dinner was great.Thank you for talking your culture it was good study for me. Have a safe trip and see you again!