We had a wonderful day in Hiroshima. Mayumi is wonderful-she shares a wealth of knowledge both on the sites we visited and how to get there. This has been one of the best tour experiences I’ve ever had. I highly recommend Mayumi!!
Dear Meri, I appreciate your wonderful review. I was forever grateful that you were able to come to Japan and Hiroshima to share your time and joy wth us. Now we have a difficult time and many sites & facilities are shut down, though. I hope you will have good memories in Japan and come back to fully enjoy next time. Again I was so touched by your consideration and thoughtfulness. Please give my best regards to your son and friends. Thank you very much. Mayumi
My wife and I spent a wonderful day with Mayumi at Miyajima and Peace Park. We were blessed with good weather (despite earlier rain forecast), and more importantly, informative, understanding and helpful guide. We have been to both places previously on our own many years ago. However, with Mayumi as our guide, we felt like we were visiting them for the very first time! Should we return to Hiroshima again, we will certainly engage her as our guide again!
Dear Yean san. I appreciate the awesome review you kindly left. I couldn’t be happier. The day I spent with you was surely memorable and joyful. It felt on the auspicious first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, which made it more special for you. I was honored that I could be with you and your gracious wife on that special day. I was also very grateful for everything you two kindly did for me. May every day of the New Year brings you sweet surprises that fill your life with happiness. With gratitude, Mayumi
Very interesting informative & enjoyable
Dear David and Family, I am so grateful that you took the time out to leave such a good review. I would love to continue providing my guiding service to awesome clients like you. Thank you very much. Best, Mayumi
Had a wonderful day with Mayumi. She was so helpful and patient. She worked very hard to do everything I asked and more. I really enjoyed talking to her and learned a lot. She is very knowledgeable and a lot of fun! We went to Rabbit Island and talked a lot on the way over and back. I know I was an unusual client since I am quite old and still asked to go to Rabbit Island. :) She packed a LOT into one day for me. It is a day I will remember always. Thanks Mayumi. I hope I can return to Hiroshima some day to do some more sightseeing. I did not have time to see everything. I need to return.
Dear Carol, I thank you so much for the excellent review you kindly posted! I am very happy you loved the tour with me. I also loved the wonderful time spent with you. There is a famous Japanese idiom which describes a cultural concept of treasuring the unrepeatable nature of a moment; Ichi-go, Ichi-e. It can be translated as " once in a life time" or " treasure every meeting as it may not come again". However I can’t wait to have you back here, Lol. Wish you great health, happiness and successful business. Best. Mayumi
We had a very memorable day with Mayumi, who was most generous to make herself available on New Year’s Day for us. Her insights and connection to Hiroshima and its history made the day much more interesting, and helping to navigate Miyajima island on such a busy day of the year was invaluable. We would highly recommend her.
Dear David, I thank you very much for such a nice review. We just opened the book which pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book's first chapter is New Year’s Day and I was fortunate I spent great time with you to start with. Happy New Year! Best, Mayumi
We had a wonderful day with Mayumi. She is a wealth of knowledge and learned so much from her. She made great suggestions that helped maximize our day. Her English is also perfect. My 12 year old son was completely engaged on the tour and learning about Hiroshima’s tragic history from Mayumi. I would definitely recommend her.
Dear Meredith and Family I very much appreciate your great review which makes my day...or my year?! Lol. Wishing you a Happy New Year with the hope that you will have many blessings in the year to come. May God pour love and care on you all. Warm regards, Mayumi
We (2 adults) spent a day with Mayumi in Hiroshima area, visiting Miyajima and the peace park. Mayumi is a knowledgeable and friendly person, speaking exceptional English and we had great time. I am only sorry for allocating only one day for the area. If it is your first time to Hiroshima, you will need at least 2-3 days to visit the places we did as well as the Castle, Japanese Garden and the city itself.
Dear Gal. Thank you very much for your good review. Wishing you all beautiful moments, treasured memories, and all the happiness a heart can know. Happy New Year!
Mayumi is so kind and helpful. She went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and comfortable. Her knowledge about Hiroshima and the a-bombing incident is both personal and extensive. I highly recommend spending time with her as your guide in Hiroshima.
Dear Catharine. Thank you so much for taking the time out to leave such a wonderful review. My wish for you is that you’re healthy, happy, and full of joy in the upcoming year. Love, Mayumi/
Mayumi collected me from my hotel reception area and we embarked on our Central Hiroshima and Okonomiyaki (Local Food) Tour. The Peace Park and Museum was a moving experience with the stories of the survivors being as harrowing as those poor people who died on the day or shortly after. Mayumi's father was also badly affected by the bombing and Mayumi told me about his involvement with the recovery and clean up mission of the city. The walk around the park and seeing the atomic bomb dome complimented what I had seen in the museum. Finally, we enjoyed some of the local speciality, Okonomiyaki. It was delicious! Thank you Mayumi for a wonderful afternoon.
Dear Clive, I appreciate your excellent review. I am very grateful to know you enjoyed the afternoon tour with me and you also had fun at the Hiroshima castle with full of Chrysanthemums and the Miyajima island on the following day. Yes, although most people in Japan or in the world are likely to point to cherry blossoms as a symbolic flower of Japan, actually the diplomatically official Japanese flower can be the 16-petal chrysanthemum used for the imperial seal or their family crest, which may be seen on the cover of Japanese passports or on the top of the tori gate of the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo and so on. Please come back to Japan to explore it more, next time with your family. Sorry, the rugby world cup is not going to be held here anymore for a while, though....Lol. Best, Mayumi.
We are a family of 8, with kids included. Mayumi had helped us plan for our Rabbit Island and Hiroshima Trip from start til we parted ways in Hiroshima Station. She had provided us with the best possible itinerary and had been very accommodating to all our queries and concerns. During the tour proper, she was able to explain in detail the history, the place, the people and allowed us to really have a great experience of what Rabbit Island, Hiroshima and Miyajima has to offer. We are all grateful and appreciative of what had transpired in these 2 days. We will definitely consider going back to Hiroshima-Miyajima and even explore other areas nearby in a much longer time. Thank you so much Mayumi for taking care of our family last October 28 - 29, 2019.
Dear Kristine, I highly appreciate your amazing review. It was surely my pleasure to have served you all as a guide. Yea, you know how to enjoy yourselves and find joy in anywhere. I also very much enjoyed the days I spent with your family... which was a lovely memory, indeed.. Please visit Hiroshima-Miyajima area again to find more joy and fun around here. And give my big bear hug to Johann and Hannah, please! They are just adorable. Thank you so much again. Best, Mayumi
i spend a great day visiting Hiroshima with MAYUMI. she knows city very well and will guide you to many hidden gems in city. She also helped me to book my train ticket for next day and it was really good thing as train was full.
Dear Stephane, Thank you very much for taking the time out to leave such a wonderful review. It is great to know you enjoyed the tour with me. Wish you good health and happiness. Best, Mayumi
A very nice knowledgeable lady Who looked after us really well Would recommend to anybody
Dear John, I thank you very much for your wonderful review. Two more days!!... will pray for England victory. Best, Mayumi
Mayumi guided my wife and I and another couple around Hiroshima and Miyajima Island. She was very personable and tried at all times to take care of us. She was knowledgeable about Japanese history and culture. Her early years in the U.S. showed in her very understandable English skills. One in our group has bad knees, and Maymi hired a taxi to minimize walking. We were pleased with our day spent with Maymi.
Dear Steve, Thank you so much for taking your valuable time for this wonderful review. I really appreciate it. I am glad to know you enjoyed my tour in Hiroshima. Because of the typhoon, we were so worried about the itinerary of your cruise ship, though. It was my great pleasure meeting you all at the port as planned. Please give my best regards to your gracious wife, Margaret. Best regards, Mayumi
We had a lovely and very informative day with Mayumi. She was knowledgeable about the history of Hiroshima and temples that we visited
Dear Lynne, Appreciate the good review. I am so glad you enjoyed the tour and it was my pleasure spending the time with you all. Have a pleasant and relaxing day! It is raining out.... Best, Mayumi.
Mayumi took care of all our needs, specially our vegetarian food. She was flexible, patient and very soft spoken and had great knowledge about the aftermath of the bombing. Highly recommended.
Dear Lalit, Thank you very much for a good review. I really enjoyed spending time with you all. Wish you and your family good health and happiness. Best, Mayumi
Excellent! She custom created a half day trip for us as we only had 1 day in Hiroshima. She worked to give us the maximum experience and took all the guess work out of travel! Highly recommend. She did a wonderful job.
Dear Arianna, Thank you so much for the awesome review. Yes!(chuckle), since you first contacted me saying you would like to start the tour to the remote island from 1 PM, it became my big issue...how to manage the time. I worked hard to meet your expectations. And finally we made it, didn't we? You could stay there only for one and a half hours, though. You all really looked happy enjoying your time with bunnies, which surely made my day! Thank you again, Arianna! Give my best regards to your nice fiance and girl friends. Keep smiling! Mayumi
Mayumi was punctual, friendly and a great guide., with excellent English skills. She met us at our ship and took us to the Peace Museum and surrounding sights. After this great part of the tour, we took public transportation to the island of Miyajima and the Itsukushima Shrine and a great local lunch at Mayo-Chan which was a real hidden gem. We then took a speed boat ride back to the SilverSea. Really a great day in Hiroshima. I would recommend a tour with Mayumi in a heartbeat.
Dear Elaine. Thank you very much for taking the time out to leave such a great review. Wish you and Bob good health, happiness and peace. Best, Mayumi
Mayumi was a fantastic guide, she organised a very busy day visiting Hiroshima and Miyajima Island she was very knowledgeable about the sites and we enjoyed learning all about the events of Hiroshima that changed this beautiful city. We would definitely recommend Mayumi as a guide she was fantastic thank you Mayumi
Dear Marilyn, Thank you very much for the amazing review. It was surely great to know you and your group members who are all generous, thoughtful and humored. Thanks for taking the time to think of me again. Thanks a ton for the wonderful time I spent with you! I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Wish you many years of peace, good health and happiness. Warm regards, Mayumi.
Mayumi was very informative. She was good humored. I appreciated that she brought origami paper and taught me how to make a crane, so I could add it to the Peace statue.
Dear Dana, I highly appreciate that you kindly took the time to write a review on the day when you are about to leave Japan. It was so much fun to know you, Dana. Wish you and your family good health and lots of love. Hope our paths cross again someday sometime. Best, Mayumi
We feel very fortunate to have had Mayumi as our guide today. Staying in Kyoto, we could devote only a day trip to visit the Hiroshima area, arriving at just before 10am and leaving early evening. Mayumi was however extremely organised enabling us to make the very best of our time. She also spoke excellent English, was knowledgeable about the sites and historical context and was also friendly and accommodating to our particular interests. The morning was spent on Miyajima Island. Although the famous Torii Gate is currently covered for renovation, there is so much more to see. We particularly enjoyed the Daishoin Buddhist Temple with many fascinating religious objects like the spinning scripture wheels up the steps, groping through the dark cave with the icons and all the little statues ... read more
Dear Andrew, Thank you so much for leaving me such an amazing review. I am definitely fortunate to read what you wrote and thrilled to know that you loved your experience yesterday. Yes, you are right! Although the famous Torii Gate in Miyajima is currently covered for renovation, there is so much more to see and enjoy. I have been always grateful for your considerate and caring attitude even from the very beginning of our communication. Please give my best regards to your beautiful wife and wonderful children. Isabel, please continue your study about Japan and let me know when you return to Japan someday. Next time I would like to welcome you as your Japanese friend, Not as a guide :) Best, Mayumi
We booked with Mayumi last minute for a one day tour. She met us at the train station as we were coming from Kyoto for the day. She was a wonderful guide with extensive knowledge of the area. She maintained a good pace allowing us time to take in the sites and gain some insight into the local culture. We enjoyed her company very much. We highly recommend her services.
Dear Nada I appreciate your great review. You are the beautiful Mother for the wonderful boys. I really envy you as I also have two boys. I want to believe that no matter our age, they will always need their mom...chuckle. Hope you will keep exploring the world with your nice husband and the boys. Wish you and your family good health and happiness for ever. Thank you. Best, Mayumi
My husband and I enjoyed a great day in Hiroshima with Mayumi! She was very efficient in navigating public transportation. She helped us book trains to and from Kyoto, and showed us around all of the JR transport around Hiroshima. We loved our morning at Miyajima on the island, we had so much fun seeing the shrines, temples, and shops. Mayumi then took us to a local restaurant to try Okonomi-Yaki, which is a dish traditional to Hiroshima, which happened to be our favorite meal in all of Japan! Mayumi was also very knowledgeable about the peace park, museum, and history of Hiroshima. We definitely recommend spending a day with Mayumi!
Dear Ann, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave me such a great review. It was so nice meeting you two. How was the Tokyo Disney Land? I bet you had a super happy day over there, LOL. You look like a match in heaven! Happily ever after...... Mayumi
Mayumi was such a great guide for showing us the significant sites of Hiroshima, and explaining the events that forever changed this beautiful city. We also managed to make our way down to Miyajima to see the beautiful floating tori gate and the beautiful shrines and temples there, not to mention the wild deer roaming about freely. Despite our visit occurring during both Golden Week, and the Hiroshima Flower Festival, with a huge surge of additional visitors, she helped us navigate through everything so we could see as much as possible despite the crowds. She was extremely knowledgeable, and very kind. We couldn't recommend her highly enough! Thank you Mayumi!
Dear George, I appreciate your wonderful review. It makes my day. Although It was surely a huge surge of visitors or tourists, we somehow made it thanks to your consideration and thoughtfulness. Deer beer was really palatable for that hot day! Thank you very much. All the best, Mayumi
Dear Dipika, I would like to thank you for a rewarding word. It was an honor to meet such a great client, who inspires me to grow more. It was great to read how you mentioned. With best wishes. Mayumi
Mayumi loves Hiroshima, the city she was born and lives in, and this comes across to the benefit of her clients. She is very knowledgeable, her English is excellent and she was capable of adjusting the tour to our particular requirements, even on the day. Highly recommended.
Dear Thomas, I thank you so much for taking the time to leave a good review. It was a lovely day for sure I could spend with you and your gracious family. You are a lucky Dad who has such beautiful young daughters. Wish you all happiness and peace for ever. Best, Mayumi
What a fabulous day we had in Hiroshima! Along with the perfect driver, we toured Hiroshima Peace Park and the Children's Peace Monument with Mayumi. She taught us all (3 American couples) how to make an origami paper crane that we placed in the Children's Peace Memorial. One of our fondest memories! Next we took the ferry to Mijajima Island and explored the beautiful Tori gate and the temples. We walked through the shopping area and sat down for a tasty treat of Momiji Manju (filled pastry) cakes with Japanese tea. What a fun experience. We took the ferry back to the mainland before returning to the ship. Mayumi's English is perfect and her love for her country is very evident. I asked MANY questions before we met and Mayumi met all our expectations. It was the perfect day - don't... read more
Dear Claudia, I am so grateful to you for this wonderful review and happy to know that you enjoyed the tour. We started to communicate in July last year, didn't we? I thought it would be still far away, though. it surely came. Time flies! I also very much enjoyed being with you and your group members, who are all active and independent-minded travelers. Please keep writing your own tales on a blank page at more places you travel all over the the world. God bless you all Mayumi.
We had a wonderful time with Mayumi. She is exceptionally knowledgeable and very patience and complete when sharing the history and stories of Hiroshima. She was very attentive and took care of all our needs and questions. It was serendipity that we run into Mayumi the next day as we were heading to Miajima. We had a fantastic experience with Mayumi.
Dear Manho, I very much appreciate your good review. Now in Japan, we are in the midst of a special 10-day Golden Week holiday to mark the ascension of the new emperor. There are always long lines in front of museums, shrines/temples, restaurants...and anywhere. To enter the Hiroshima Peace Park, it takes 90 mins.. You were lucky, who could be here before this wild excitement. (chuckle) . Wish you all the best. Mayumi
Miyajima Is the island just off the coast from Hiroshima. We had been in this town and on the island five years ago. We decided this time we just wanted to have a leisurely day on the island. And that is exactly what happened . mayumi planned everything very well from the high-speed Ferry to the spectacular shrine visit to an excellent oyster lunch. We found her to be an excellent combination of personal warmth, provider of information on the site, and flexibility vis-à-vis our needs.
Dear Steve, thank you so much for leaving me such an amazing review. I am definitely fortunate to read what you wrote and thrilled that you loved your experience. I am grateful for your kindness and looking forward to seeing you again someday. Please give my best regards to your wonderful wife and family. Best, Mayumi
We were lucky enough to have Mayumi as our host. From the moment we met Mayumi her attention to detail the care that she showed our family was amazing. She ensure there were lifts and seats for my mother and that my young children were looked after. She showed as the best spots to stand for views and photos , she was full of knowledge and had maps , guides and her iPad to show points of interest such as the shrine she show as a picture of a dancer as there was non-performance on the day we attended. She showed my boys how to do water blessing and offerings. Mayumi was an encyclopaedia of information on information. At Hiroshima she made our visit extra special by suggesting we go to the elementary school that was destroyed by the bomb as we had school aged kids , I was a great little museu... read more
Dear Cassie, I am so grateful to you for the good review. You are a lucky Mom who fortunately has that wonderful children. They are so adorable and nice. Surely endowed with great interest in learning and forwardness. You will have more joy and happiness with them from now on. And the speed with which kids grow up sometimes shocks parents ....I have already experienced that (chuckle)..., Please enjoy a joyful Motherhood. Wish you and your family all the best! Mayumi
I wouldn’t hesitate to use a guide for Hiroshima - my kids got way more out of hearing the stories from a local. Mayumi was really flexible- we changed our timings last minute and she worked around us no problem!
Dear Karen, Thank you very much for leaving a review. How was a paddle walk? I bet the girls had a great fun. Please have more fun with them. All the best, Mayumi
Our guide is very knowledgeable for the sites we visited, and she is very patient and nice. she recommended the itinerary which is very well planned. We think she is very professional.
Dear Trent, Thank you very much for a good review. YOU are very patient and nice indeed. Always try to listen and give consideration to your clients. I saw that they trust you and feel secure with you. Thanks to you and your nice clients you brought here, my tour in Hiroshima went good. Enjoy the remaining days in Japan. Best, Mayumi
We had an excellent half-day tour with Mayumi. She was very knowledgeable about Hiroshima and events relating to the atomic bomb. She gave us clear and interesitng information and was happy - and able! - to answer our many questions. She had been thoughtful about our route and was happy to be adaptable when there was a reason to make a modest change. Her English was excellent and her explanations were always clear. Thank you, Mayumi!
Dear Jeremy, I really appreciate your great review, which just made my day. I was fortunate to know the couple like yours and thankful for you who generously shared insightful information with me. I searched and found the book you kindly mentioned, regarding an unknown English man who fell in love with cherry blossoms and dedicated much of his life to their cultivation and preservation in Britain and Japan. I am very much looking forward to reading it. Please enjoy loads of joy and happiness through the journey in Japan with Julia. God bless you all. Best, Mayumi.
Mayumi did a great job!
Thank you very much, Zack. Wishing you all good health and happiness always! Best, Mayumi
Mayumi is a great guide, a very nice person to spend the day with. She is very personable and knowledgeable. We greatly enjoyed our time touring Miyajima and Hiroshima with her!
Dear Bob. I thank you very much for taking your time out to leave this kind of excellent review. Grateful and thankful to have you two as my guests. Wish you and your family great health and tons of joy. Best. Mayumi.
Very nice visit and very detailed explanations about history and culture. Excellent guide
Dear Josep. I appreciate a good review. What a lovely day I had with you two. Please return safe back home. Moltes gràcies. Que vagi bé! Best, Mayumi
We spend a day in Hiroshima with Mayumi, she was great and very informative. She had so much knowledge ans spoke excellent english :o) Regards Pia
Dera Pia, Thank you so much for taking the time out to leave a good review despite you being busy. It was surely fun to know you two. Hope you have a pleasant flight back to your country. I wish you and yours all the best. Farvel. Mayumi
Mayumi provided us with the most amazing day showing us all around. She planned a perfect trip that allowed us to see everything we wanted to see, provided us with great background and information, and took is to an incredible restaurant. Mayumi took all the stress out of having to navigate the railways and find all the best places, making our day wonderful.
Dear Molly. I very much appreciate your great review. It was a surely lovely day thanks to you and your fabulous family members.. and yes, thanks to the great timing of Sakura cherry blossoms. Please have a wonderful wedding ceremony of your brother in law. Wish you all great happiness and peace!! Best, Mayumi
Well organized and paid attention to details.
Dear Saji. Thank you very much for taking the time out to leave a nice review. Wish you and your family health, happiness and peace. Best, Mayumi
Friendly, with excellent knowledge of Rabbit Island and the transportation system.
Dear Gregg, I very much appreciate your review and it was my honor to know your splendid family, Truly you have a loving and caring family. God bless you all. Best. Mayumi
Very friendly and spoke great english. She had a lot to tell and was very helpfull with planning our day in Hiroshima from start to finish.
Dear Ruben Appreciate your kind review. I was also grateful for your cooperation and prompt actions during the tour, which was quite tight in terms of time, though, You trusted me and tried to follow the itinerary till the very end. Thank you so much! Wish you all the best for the rest of your journey in Japan. Give my best regards to Tommy and other wonderful friends as well. Arigato Gozaimashita! Mayumi
We had a great visit with Mayumi as she toured us through Hiroshima. She balanced our visit between old and new and of course the Peace Memorial. Very good knowledge and she was very good with our children to try to engage them with the sights.
Dear Todd Thank you very much for your good review. I surely had a lovely time with your wonderful family. Your children are amazing. Although they are small, they try to absorb what they see and build up new knowledge based on their previous learning. More over they are so cute!! Please enjoy the rest of your journey in Japan. Best, Mayumi
Mayumi put together a perfect itinerary for our day - a morning trip to delightful Miyajima and an afternoon in Hiroshima, visiting the Peace Museum, the park and the A-bomb dome. Mayumi was very helpful, knowledgeable and informative and was most considerate in planning our day - highly recommended!
Dear James Thank you very much for your nice review. It was a great pleasure to have met you two. I hope you continue your great journey with your beautiful wife. Bon Voyage!! Best, Mayumi
Excellent communication and half day tour with Mayumi. We were able to go through Peace Park museum, Atomic Dome, Hiroshima Castle and glean tons of interesting information from Mayumi's expertise in the city. Especially neat was a trip to the elementary school museum where there were post bombing messages recovered from underneath the walls.
Dear Steve. Thank you very much for your generous review. I had a wonderful time thanks to you and Patrick. I never knew that the Peace Museum is that quiet and calm before 9 am (chuckle)....New finding. Usually I go there during the daytime when it is very crowded. Hope you continue a wonderful travel throughout Japan. All the best, Mayumi
Mayumi had an amazing knowledge of Hiroshima and gave us information and experience at sights we would never have received on our own. She is a very gentle sole and was very kind and considerate - to give my husband and I the right amount of time to look at the peace museum Mayumi offered to make paper cranes with our young daughters. While they experienced many of the a-bomb artifacts, some of them were too horrific. Mayumi knew exactly how to manage our family experience
Dear Mechelle, I very much appreciate your heartwarming message. I was so fortunate to be able to spend some time with a wonderful family like yours. You are so lucky to have such beautiful and smart girls. They are just adorable. I just dream of the world where all the children can live in peace. Sol...how is the snow over there? Enjoy skiing very much? Did you have a chance to see monkeys bathing in hot springs, LoL. Please have lots of fun with the girls in cold & cool Japan!! Thank you so much. Mayumi
Well worth engaging a guide like Mayumi. We got to fit in alot in the one day, and see things that most people wouldn't know about or see. She was very knowledgeable and friendly. Miyajima island is definitely worth the visit, and Hiroshima of course is a must and is a real eye opener - very heart wrenching. And Mayumi got us seats at one of Hiroshima's best restaurants that night, where there is usually a long line of people waiting outside :) Thanks Mayumi :)
Thank you very much, Ben. You are my very first reviewer in 2019. It was fun and great when I was spending time together with you and your cool friend. And I really admire your unquenchable thirst for discovery or daring attitude toward something new (wired?) especially FOOD. Raw Horse meat, Chicken Sashimi, Whale, Narezushi…. you said you even tried Salamander here….Wow, I’ve never had none of them yet in my life except whale meat. Did you finally try Natto you bought and kept in the fridge of your hotel? (chuckle) Hope your wife are happy with a good luck charm you kindly bought at the shrine, wishing her good pregnancy and delivery. Parenthood is one of the best but challenging journeys in life. Enjoy the ride. May your new world as a daddy be filled with love. All the best! Thank ... read more
Mayumi was an excellent guide for my family and I in Hiroshima. She was honest about what we could do in the time allotted and was very insightful throughout the tour. She was thoughtful when it came to my elderly parents by making sure they could find seats on trains and the ferry. She provided both historical knowledge but also answered all of my questions regarding daily life in today’s Japanese culture.
Dear Brian. I very much appreciate your review. I am so grateful for your kindness. I believe your parents had a lovely time with fantastic sons here in Japan. It is my pleasure if I could be of even a little help for your big family travel. Please give my best regards to your wonderful family members. With gratitude, Mayumi
Mayumi was a great guide. She was knowledgeable and flexible with our plans. She was well prepared with hand outs, maps and pictures. She made our day in Hiroshima very enjoyable while giving us an insight to the city. Thank you Mayumi! Sincerely, Maylin Miro
Dear Maylin. I very much appreciate your thoughtful comment. Hope tons of the pictures you took in Japan and Hiroshima will enable you students to understand actual Japan and Japanese people. Thank you very much. Wish you and your family a Merry Christmas! Best, Mayumi
Mayumi was a Hiroshima “expert” based on personal experience and study. She provided insights and details we never could have picked up on our own. She was very warm and friendly and gave us additional information about other trips, bus schedules and whatever we asked.
Dear Sheila, I appreciate your kind message. I bet you enjoyed Miyajima very much on the following day. The weather was perfect, wasn't it? Please continue an awesome trip throughout Japan! All the Best, Mayumi
We recently went on a Windstar cruise in Japan and had a short stop in Hiroshima. We pre-booked a half day tour with local expert, Mayumi. We found Mayumi from a list of available private tour guides from the TripleLights.com website. From the planning stages, she communicated thoroughly with our itinerary and answered any and all questions very promptly. We had only half a day at port and so we wanted to see the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Park. She met us at the port and from there, she navigated our way throughout the day by means of subway and bus. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is very well laid out and very moving. Mayumi highlighted the important aspects of the museum in areas where the crowd of people hovered and disguised some of the displays. Mayumi's Engli... read more
Dear Jamie, I can not thank you enough for this generous message. Even personally you gave me an email via TripleLights, saying you were sorry for the delay to write a review because of the inaccessibility of wifi over the tour.... What a considerate person you are!I I very much appreciate your compassion for other people. We had only four hours and I really wanted to show the things over here as much as possible. I still feel very sorry as I had made you walk that much. But you kept calm, trusted and followed me till the end of the tour. I was very much blessed, Jamie. Wish all the best for you and your husband. Sincerely yours, Mayumi
Thank you Mayumi for such an an amazing tour, the Peace Park & Museum was a very emotional experience & will stay with me forever... thankyou. We loved the ferry trip & the whistle stop tour of the World Heritage sight Miyajima. Our tour far exceeded our expectations your knowledge of your history & culture. A very big thank you & hope to return.
Dear Jane Oh, thank you very much for your swift and lovely review. Such a wonderful day I spent with you two, who have full of sense of wit and humor. Really fun to be with... Hope I will be able to see you again someday and next time I will definitely take you to the top of Mt. Misen in the Miyajima island (chuckle). Please continue your wonderful cruise to China and have lots of fun over there as well. Bon Voyage! Mayumi
Mayumi gave us great information on getting to Hiroshima from Osaka. Met us as planned, and had a great itinerary laid out for us. She spoke great English and provided good information on sites we visited as well as answering all our questions. She was personable and friendly, kept us on schedule to see all she had to show us but was flexible to stall when we wanted to take more photos or ask more questions. She was helpful getting our train back at the end of the day as well. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Mayumi!!
Dear Randy. It was a wonderful day I could spent with you two. Although we had been worried so much about the weather, it turned out a bright and beautiful day. In this kind of situation, We Japanese use an idiom like this ... ”Taifu ikka" which means ”the clear sky after the storm“...It was great. I really appreciate your participation to my tour. Wish you good heath and happiness always! Best. Mayumi
Mayumi gets a 5+++++ rating from us. The amount of time and effort she put in BEFORE our tour even began, to help us connect with our long lost relatives in Hiroshima was unexpected and 100% appreciated. Whether or not we did connect with them wasn't the issue - the amount of effort and interest she gave was most impressive. What started out being a Hiroshima/Miyajima Island one-day tour became a heartwarming reunion with one relative we met 23 years ago and many new relatives. Mayumi, instead spent the day with us interpreting important information about our relatives including visiting the gravesite of an aunt. Much more priceless to our family than the original tour. From this meeting, we exchanged emails and will continue our connection. We did do a quick tour of Miyajima Island... read more
Karen....your comment is more than I deserve. I can not thank you enough. The day I spent with you all and your relatives surely was something to me. Thanks to many nice people and good fortune, it happened. Hope this wonderful bond will continue for ever. Your mother-in-law gave me a heartwarming letter with an unexpected gift at the end of the day. She extended her gratitude to you and your tireless efforts to make it happen as well in her letter. What a wonderful family...each one of them is very much considerate and always cares for each other. I was very grateful. Arigato Gozaimashtia. Mayumi
Mayumi organised the day so that we could see all the main sights in 6 hours. Her English is great and she has a warm naturally friendly personality so we enjoyed spending the day with her. She has great knowledge about Hiroshima which was a pleasure to listen to.
Dear Alison i am very grateful to have accepted your benignant message. You did this right after you arrived back at Kyoto after the long day yesterday, didn't you? Even personally you gave me a thoughtful email via TripleLights last night. Thank you so much, Alison. You had only 6 hours and I really wanted to show the things over here efficiently. I felt so bad when I missed our bus depot and we lost some time. But your family kept smiling and trusted me till the end. I am blessed. Wish you and your family good health and Happiness. Sincerely yours, Mayumi
We did a day trip to Hiroshima from Osaka and hired Mayumi to take us around in order to maximize our limited time and I am so glad we did. Mayumi was a fantastic resource for our time on Miyajima as there is little signage there so without a guide you end up missing half of what there is to learn and see. Since we only were in Hiroshima it was helpful to have Mayumi go over much of the history of Hiroshima before and after the bomb strike which helps us get through sites in Hiroshima faster and make our return train back to Osaka. Huge thanks to Mayumi for providing an excellent and informative visit.
Dear Zach I appreciate your thoughtful note and the wonderful day with you. Even before the tour, you had nicely responded my mails and thoughtfully shared your information with me as time went by. It was a clear sunny day, although we anticipated the tour day would be raining. In Japan, if things go well contrary to expectation, we say that it is just because your every day actions are good. Thank you, Zach. Best, Mayumi
We were a family of four including two teenagers. We had a one and a half day trip of Hiroshima with Mayumi. She showednus Memorial Park first half day and Miyamaji Island tour next full day. We used the public transport but she made it very efficient. She is very knowledgeable about the history and told of lot of tit bits. It was hot that day when we toured with her but she made sure we were comfortable. She stopped and helped my wife several times since my wife had trouble walking due to arthritis. I would highly recommend her without reservations. I will definitely use her services again. Thanks Mayumi for you help!!
Dear Premila I highly appreciate your prompt review like this. I reached home safely just one hour ago. Thanks to your kindness, I really had a great time with you and your family, although we had very hot days. You looked like a really happy dad with your children. I also enjoyed Miyajima beer, Thanks!! (chuckle). Hope you will have a pleasant flight back to the States tomorrow. Please give my best regards to your beloved family members. Bon voyage. With gratitude, Mayumi
We had a great ytime and she was a wonderful guide.
Thank you, Mr & Mrs. Norman. We never thought that we could have that kind of deluge of rain in Hiroshima, which caused a lot of fatalities and paralyzed our transportation systems. Although things are getting back to normal little by little, we still need more time to rehabilitate. I greatly appreciated your kind understanding about the circumstance we have been facing now. Wish you good health and happiness. With gratitude. Mayumi
We had a well planned day with Mayumi. She coordinated train times for us coming from Osaka, was very informative and flexible/helpful with our 5 year old twin boys.
Dear Lisa Thanks for the review. How is your journey going? Hope you enjoyed the Japanese base ball game with your family. Didn't you have any influence of the crazy rain last weekend? Hiroshima got hit very badly but we will be fine. Thanks. Mayumi
Mayumi was excellent and very knowledgeable. We spent the day going around Hiroshima city and Miyajima. Hiroshima can be a sensitive place to visit, especially for someone from the US. Mayumi handled it wonderfully. She knew when to talk, and when to give me a chance to reflect while at the memorial. She answered all of the questions I had, and eagerly shared her knowledge. Miyajima was beautiful. Again, Mayumi was very knowledgeable about the area and gladly shared information. The walk and ropeway to the top station of the mountain is well worth it.
Dear Tom, It was such a sweet surprise and delight to receive your message today. I am grateful to you that generously posted this kind of review even one month later. It was a great pleasure meeting with you. Wish you the best of luck with everything! Warm regards, Mayumi
It was an excellent day with Mayumi bending an excellent guide. She was very knowledgeable and organized. She was flexible enough to adjust timings of the tour based upon the guests needs. She had done good research and ground work on what we wanted to do and eat and still be flexible and able to cover all the attractions. Special thanks for brinigjng in the umbrellas for the rainy day. We indeed loved the day and time spent in Hiroshima which was really enlightening and soul stirring.
Dear Benika I very much appreciated your big heart. You are the one who had done good research and ground work on what you wanted to do with me ....which was really admired. I Hope you will come and visit Hiroshima again to try OKONOMIYAKI in Hiroshima style next time. Please give my best regards to your beloved family. With gratitude, Mayumi
Mayumi was a wonderful guide! We were delighted to have an insider's view of both Miyajima Island and Hiroshima Peace Park. Highlights: incredible English fluency, warm, flexible, and deep understanding of the history and importance of these sites. To have my son and nephew learn about Hiroshima through the overwhelming stories and the living history, is to change their world view forever. Thank you Mayumi!
Dear Amy I can not thank you enough for this generous message. I always appreciate people who share the thoughts or ideas and provide with new insights. You are my inspirations. You are a lucky mother and they are also very lucky boys to have you with them. Please continue to explore Japan with two young gentlemen. Please give my best regards to them as well. Thank you! Mayumi
Mayumi was prompt in meeting us and was well organized for our day at Miyajima. She ably led us through the public transit, train and boat we needed to arrive at the island . Once there she highlighted the O torii Gates, the pagodas, the shrines and temples. To top it all off she climbed to the summit of Mt. Misen with us. She was pleasant and personable throughout; the perfect guide for our last day in Japan! Thank you Mayumi!😃
Dear Leonore Thank you very much for your message. It was so nice to spend some time with you and your friend. Yes! I made tons of chocolate chip cookies for my son that evening but sorry....I could not bring any to you for tasting (chuckle). Wish you and your family good health and happiness. Thank you!! Best, Mayumi
We met MAYUMI who took us to all the interesting places and was helpful and extremely knowledgeable. We could not have done it without her in the time we had and having MAYUMI as a guide made our stay memorable. I only wish we had ever more time to spend together. I can highly recommend here to any visitor to hiroshima.
Wow, Meinrad Thanks a million for your swift review like this. It was MY pleasure indeed. Really enjoyed being with you who have a great sense of humor and kindness. Hope your wife had a great Mother's day thanks to you. Please give my best regards to everyone out there. Thanks again. Have a good day in Takamatsu! Best, Mayumi
Mayumi was very friendly, even though we were too late. The tour (we booked only for two hours) was very interesting especially the little museum in the old school, an important place after the bombing. Thanks for guiding us!
Dear Yvonne, Thank you very much for your review. I just admire and envy you who have such a lovely boy traveling with you. We know that children grow so fast. Even yesterday they were playing with small toys, today they have jobs and girlfriends. Mothers miss the children they used to be so much, when we realized we'll never see them like that again. Please enjoy your time with him. Good luck! Warm regards, Mayumi
MAYUMI took us to the historical and cultural sights. She was extremely knowledgeable. We recommend her without hesitation.
Dear Art-san, I thank you so much for your review. It was great fun to be with you and Deborah,,,such an amazing couple. Hope the Kimono she chose was a good fit for her friend. May you be happy. Mayumi
What a great day. Mayumi was prompt and delightful. She planned our day to perfection and gave us all the information we required without boring us. The visit to the Memorial was quite moving. She told us about what her father had to do as a student after the bomb dropped. Luckily he survived. She took some photos on her phone and forwarded them to us .Her English was good and we would recommend her services.👍👍👍👍👍
Dear Phil Thank you very much for your review. I also very much enjoyed the day with you. Again we have highly appreciated your efforts to have taken care of many international students at your home during thier study programmes in your country. Wish you good health and happiness. Best, Mayumi
High on our list of things to see in Japan was the Peace Park and Atomic Dome in Hiroshima. Our cruise ship was docking in Osaka over 200 miles away. Figuring out the logistics of a one-day visit required expert help. TripleLights recommended several local guides in Hiroshima. From our very first contact with our guide, Mayumi, we knew we were in good hands. Mayumi responded quickly to every question and developed a complete itinerary that included Hiroshima and Miyajima as well as lunch local style. She sent us detailed options for getting from the ship terminal to the Shin-Osaka station. She also contacted the stationmaster in Osaka to confirm the bullet train schedule, when and where to buy tickets, acceptable methods of payment, and correct departure tracks. On the big day, we followed... read more
Dear Charlene I wonder how I could thank you enough for this message...means a lot to me. To tell the truth, still I had not been confident enough to make your tour a success because of several issues we would be facing…the expected rain, long distance you needed to travel back and forth from your ship in Osaka, his health condition… But, you did it ! you made it. I just admire your proactive, constructive, reassuring and considerate way to open up a path to put it through. You surely inspired me, Charlene I wish all the best for you and your family. Sincerely yours, Mayumi
Mayumi as a person is very warm, easy to talk to and considerate of the group’s needs. We are a family of three, including our 5 year old daughter. Our daughter showed a lot of interest about the A-bombing and Mayumi did her best to explain whatever she knew... But we had limited time (6 hours) and wanted to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Miyajima and this was the time agreed upon with Mayumi... for these two places alone you don’t need a guide for this time frame as commute takes 2 hours back n forth between these places..... so effectively left with 4 hours and we could only go to the shrine in Miyajima (which you can visit on your own easily) and Hiroshim Museum was self explanatory for the most part. The day we went to the museum was extremely crowded n hence t... read more
Dear Haditha I humbly thank you very much for your efforts spending much time for this long review and sharing your thoughts. I will keep in mind. I know 6 HR was not good enough to cover both of the sites, especially for those who have earnest curiosity and open-mindedness. Please come and visit again to spend more relaxing time over here. God bless you. Mayumi
We had a brief 5 hour stay in Hiroshima on a cruise. I contacted Mayumi and she responded quickly to my first email, as well as the several follow up exchanges we had. We wanted to see both the Peace Park and Miyajima Island, and Mayumi assured us we could do it. She did a great job, and while she was extremely knowledgeable as well as entertaining, we never felt rushed during the tour. It was the perfect day and the perfect guide.
Dear John, Thank you very much for your kind review, I also had a great day with you and your cool friends. I love the salt garnished fine chocolates from Seattle. So good!! Thanks a million. Wish you a boatload of joy! Best, Mayumi
Having a guide like Mayumi is almost mandatory when traveling to a foreign country.She has excellent communication skills and must have spent many more hours in preparation for our perfectly guided tour.She was just as engaging from beginning to the end.We only wish that she could have accompanied us to other cities throughout our travels.
Melvyn-san I humbly appreciate your message. It was my great pleasure to be with you and your graceful wife in Hiroshima. We started our communication in June last year, didn’t we? Although we still thought it would be long way off, the time had surely come. I had been fortunate to know that you trusted me and shared information even private with me to discover what you wanted to search during this travel. I had been kind of trilled to find the place you wanted to visit and accompany you there. If I could be of a help this time, it would be really my honor. Thanks to you, I was also able to know and try something new to me. I was extremely privileged for this opportunity, Melvyn-san! Wish you and all your family members/relatives great heath and happiness. Thank you again. Best, Mayu... read more
Mayumi could not have been a better guide. She was there waiting for us at the ship with a taxi. She was well informed on the sights we saw. Mayumi had a very good sense of humor and made us most comfortable. Her English was excellent. We would like to thank her very much.
Dear Mr & Ms. Marx I highly appreciate your thoughtful review. It was my honor to serve you such a wonderful couple as your guide over here in Hiroshima. Hope Mr. Marx did not get too much tired after that... Wish you two a great journey continuously with Oceania. Bon Voyage. Best regards Mayumi
Mayumi was an excellent choice for our visit to Hiroshima. She was very knowledgeable friendly and spoke excellent English. My husband and I felt as if we had a friend to join us in Japan. She was very professional and caring and took great pains to ensure everything we needed was available. My husband needed extra time to walk and she easily accommodate us as well as keeping us on schedule. Highly recommend
Dear Connie I greatly appreciate your review which makes my day. I was so grateful for your thoughtfulness and kindness. Hope you will continue your enjoyable journey in Japan. Sakura or Cherry Trees are now in full bloom. Please give my best regards to your husband. With gratitude, Mayumi
Mayumi was really great. She met us at the hotel promptly and confirmed our plan for the day. She was educated, informed, polite, and directed us perfectly. She also arranged our transportation back to Kyoto which was very helpful and time effective. Thank you Mayumi! We highly recommend you.
Hello again, Diane. I appreciate your review despite your busy schedule. Are you already in Seoul after the Japan tour? I also had a great time thanks to you and your family, Though it was freezing cold...You looked so happy with wonderful husband and beautiful girls. I really admire your thoughtful consideration with graceful smile. Wish you and your family peace, health and happiness. Mayumi
Mayumi was a fantastic guide for our day tour of the Hiroshima historical sites and Itsukushima shrine/Miyajima island. Mayumi was flexible in the lead up to our tour, working with us to craft an itinerary that made sense given our time constraints. While the historical Hiroshima sites are deeply personal in nature, Mayumi interjected appropriately and provided supplemental information to enhance our learning experience. Mayumi went above and beyond, spending extra time with us to ensure we got as much out of the experience as possible. I would recommend Mayumi to anyone considering booking a guide in the region.
Dear David I thank you very much for your considerate review, which makes my day. I was not in a good condition on that day as you know (chuckle), but I had been always inspired by your good hearted curiosity and sincere interest in the Peace related offerings in order to know and learn more about the historical significance. Good to know you, David. Wish you and your friend all the best in 2018. Best, Mayumi
Mayumi took us to interesting places.
Thanks Yuki-san. That was a really fun time to spend with you two. Hope you continue a gear journey in Japan. I have arrived safe in Abu Dhabi....Very hot! Mayumi
Our tour of Hiroshima with Mayumi was fantastic. She managed to keep our two teen age boys engaged the entire day. The pick up at the train station was flawless.
It was my pleasure to be with you all. You are a nice family. You tried to talk to Japanese people, even school kids, whom you happened to meet up with during the tour in a very friendly and respectful manner, which I really admired... Hope you will keep having a wonderful family time with the boys. Kids grow very fast, don't they (chuckle).
From my first contact with heri till she said good-bye to us at Hiroshima Station, Mayumi was perfect in all respects. Her planning of our trip and communications with us were flawless. Her knowledge of the city is par excellence. She is proficient in English and therefore very easy to communicate with. I and my family were extremely thankful to her as she made our one day trip to Hiroshima memorable and worthwhile.
Thanks a million for your review, Anil-san. It was my pleasure to be with your family. You are lucky parents who have such smart and dutiful sons. You said you have already visited Japan more than 100 times on business, though. I hope you had a wonderful family time in HIroshima with Sakura, cherry blossoms. Please visit Japan in Fall next time to see autumn foliage with your family. It is just gorgeous! Wish you and your family good health and happiness. .
She adjusted plan as per our timings and also co-operated well with the schedule inconsistencies
Hi, Gaurav-san Thanks for your review. Your family enjoyed Hiroshima and took tons of photos. Your mother said that she has been very much proud of having a son like you. I definitely agree as a mother of two boys. Wish you and your family good health and happiness. Best, Mayumi
Her English was very good, very clear. She is very internationally understandings. We liked her attitude. She explain throughout the tour although sometimes we needed to ask questions in order to get more than just basics information.
I appreciated your kindness and thoughtfulness. Such a wonderful time to be shared with a graceful couple.... Please enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan with your husband. With gratitude, Mayumi
Miyumi is an excellent tour guide. She has expansive knowledge and was extremely helpful in ensuring a full day sights. Her English is great and she was flexible when changes came up.
Wow, I greatly appreciate your swift action, even for this review. You are a very active and energetic woman which I really admire. Yesterday, everything went so smoothly thanks to you even in that yucky weather. Hope you will have a wonderful dinner tonight at the restaurant of Tokyo, which you mentioned and enjoy Okinawa and Korea for the next two weeks. It was fun meeting you. I thank you very much again, Cheryl.
We communicated via email w/ prompt replies and detailed information & itinerary. She was at the port before our Oceania ship arrived and soon on our way to Miyajima by taxi then train. Mayumi showed us the highlights but if I wanted to detour, it wasn't an problem. We saw Miyajima and A-bomb Dome/Peace Park, plus some shopping and sushi lunch. Everything was paced properly and she was a pleasure to hang out with for the day. Highly recommended English speaking certified tour guide.
Thanks a million, JT. I am greatly honored with your words. It was my pleasure to be able to spend some time with you two. You are such a wonderful couple who shares the common interest…. travels. In addition, You are punctual, meticulous, thoughtful, and sometimes very humorous. It was a great day for me as well. I thank you very much again and wish you lots of happiness through traveling from now on. With gratitude, Mayumi
Mayumi was very detailed in her planning of our itinerary. She catered well for us including a child of 4 years old. Itinerary included "breaks" or walking through interesting shopping arcades
Thanks, Alan. I really enjoyed the time I spent with you and your family. Your child is just adorable and very smart. He kept asking "why? Why ?" and tried to understand the things and phenomena in his own way. You guys are lucky parents. Hope you all continue having a good family-time through traveling. Please give my best regards to your beautiful wife and a bear hug to the little gentleman.
Excellent 3 hour tour of Hiroshima with focus on the A-Bomb monuments and the Peace Museum. I enjoyed the tour very much and was deeply moved by the visit in the Peace Museum. I can only recommend everybody to hire Mayumi for a guided tour to see the peace monuments. It is truly unforgettable!
I appreciate your feedback, Jacob. You said you learned about Hiroshima at school, but had never understood what happened here…seeing is believing. I humbly admire your graceful manner to accept things for what they are. And I really enjoyed the marvelous and artistic photos you took during your stay in Japan. I will check it out from now on. Thank you again and good luck for the rest of your journey.
Mayumi-san was the best choice for our customized tour! Not only before the tour, during the tour but even after the tour, she has been professional and with a positive attitude. Before the tour: she has communicated perfectly and helped with putting together the best itinerary using the time available and attractions desired. During the tour: she gave great information, respected the schedule, had a great positive energy and a constant friendly smile on her face. After the tour: she made sure everything was in order with the just finished tour. One of the highlights of the tour in Japan! Thank you Mayumi-san!
My heartfelt thanks to you, Iani-san for giving me such a wonderful opportunity. I’ve had fun getting to know the people you sent to Japan. I just loved every minute of being with them. They are brimming with curiosity and try to understand Japan profoundly. In addition, they know how to make life brighter! I thank you all for the lovely day filled with laughter and good conversation. With gratitude, Mayumi