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Mao

Local Guide
  (4) Reviews
Send message only 9 days available in October
$ 31 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
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Cities where I can guide: Gifu , Takayama , Shirakawago

Languages English ( Professional ), Japanese ( Native )

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Hourly rate 31 USD Price up to 4 people
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About

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!

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Price

The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

Duration
1 Person
Up to 4 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $30.92 $30.92 $9.37
4 Hours $123.68 $123.68 $37.50
5 Hours $154.61 $154.61 $46.87

* Duration: 3 hours minimum and 5 hours maximum per day.
* People: 5 maximum

Private Tours

Casual tour in Takayama

(4) Reviews
by Mao
I'll guide main part of Takayama and local place. We'll go old town, morning market, sake breweries, shrines and temples area, also good cafes of restauran...
3h $ 124 per person

Skiing and snowboarding tour

(4) Reviews
by Mao
Enjoy skiing, snowboarding and playing with snow at the snow park! We have amount of powder snow every year! Whether you are use to snow or not, you would ...
6h $ 122 per person

Country side tour in Takayama

(4) Reviews
by Mao
We will go country side in Takayama. This is a journey to landscape in the original state in Japan. Here is a very local side so you can feel relax.
2:30h $ 75 per person

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

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

Starting and ending points of the tour.

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.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

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.

Can I add more people to my booking?

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.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

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.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

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.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date, there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 4 )
Kichi Kichi Japan ( Business )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Brilliant time with Mao ”

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!

Lloyd Lloyd United States ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Delightful morning with Mao ”

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!

Mao:

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!

Anna Anna United States ( Solo )
Very Good
5 months ago

“ Casual Takayama tour ”

I really enjoyed my tour with Mao. She had a lot of insider information that you can only get from a local. She was flexible and helpful. I learned a lot more about what living in japan is like. She had great local food recommendations as well!

Mao:

Thank you for your review! I hope your stay will goes well. See you again probably Takayama or Kanazawa!

Susan Susan United States ( Friends )
Very Good
5 months ago

“ Takayama Tour ”

Mao was very helpful before we arrived there. We almost stayed at a hotel that was one hour away and didn't realize the bus didn't work at night. Fortunately, Mao told us about this so we could change our plans. Mao answered questions before our visit and made suggestions. Unfortunately, the Takayama Spring Festival activities were not as good as expected because of the rain. Mao was good at taking us to different stores that we were interested in and telling us which sake to buy! She also recommended restaurants. Mao has a nice personality and it was helpful that she grew up in the Takayama area. It would have been better if we had gone to more artisans showing their native crafting.

Mao:

Thank you for your review! I'm sorry for rain but I enjoyed a tour with you. and thank you for many souvenirs for me! Please come again to see the festival if you have chance! See you next time!

Blog

Hida Beef Sushi

by Mao
Hida Beef Sushi!

Takayama festival

by Mao
Yesterday and today was the Takayama Festival! Yesterday was rainy so the parade was canceled. But the whether was recovered today! We could...

Still...

by Mao
This year is warmer than usual  but winter comes back. We have hail snow today. Although I found a cherry blossom which start blooming.   ...