Hi, I'm Mari. Welcome to Japan!
I'm a government certified English tour guide. I would love to help you discover more of Japan. I went to high school in Georgia, USA, and studied Biology at State University of New York. I love traveling and meeting people.
In my tour, it's my pleasure to offer a mini culture lecture such as folding paper(making a crane out of a piece of paper) and kanji of its fascinating structure. Also, please let me know if you wish to arrange a tour of your own interest.
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 6 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 5 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 12 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.
Mari is excellent. She is very knowledgeable of Kyoto, personable, prompt and very organized. Her command of English is flawless. Highly recommend her for future tours.
Dear Les, Thank you so much for your nice comments. I had a great day with you and your wife! Thank you again for sharing a good time with me. Mari
We had a wonderful day in Kyoto with Mari. She took to all the sites we wanted to see and give us great insight into the history and culture of the area. We really enjoyed our day.
Dear Pauline, Thank you for the tour review so quickly. I had a great time touring with you! I was happy to be able to show you Golden Pavilion at a right time of the day. Mari
Mari is a delightful lady, very easy to talk to with excellent English. Once she knew how long we had, she designed a varied and informative programme which exposed us to temples, markets, shrines and stunning gardens. She is clearly very knowledgeable about her subject but imparts information with a light touch - no monotone lecturing here. Highly recommended
Dear Gill, Thank you very much for your kind review. You don’t how much I enjoyed having you! It was my pleasure showing the highlights of Kyoto. Mari
Perfect English very knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
Dear Benyamin, I had such a nice and enjoyable time with you! Thank you for giving me an opportunity to share time. Mari
Mari was very polite, respectful, and communicated with me & my daughter very well. She made sure that our tour was a comfortable one. We enjoyed it and had fun. Mari met us, prepared. She was very knowledgeable, informative & knew her way around Kyoto. Over all, Mari exceeded our expectations. Thanks Mari.
Dear Kelly, Thank you for your very nice tour review. You and your daughter were respectful, and I felt very comfortable touring with you. Your sincere attitude to get to know our culture was much appreciated. Mari