Mayumi is very nice. I will not be able to go around Nagasaki and Shimabara without her help. English isn't spoken much in these places and she has helped me greatly. She even helped me tweak my hotel and restaurant reservations according to my preference.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christopher san, Thank you for coming to the traditional places in Nagasaki! Everyone has become fond of you which made me happy during the tour. I hope I can take you further deeper Japan in the future! Good luck on everything. Best regards, Mayumi
Mayumi was superb, she was very knowledgeable. I can't imagine discovering the sites and snippets of information about Fukuoka without her help.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chiristopher san, Thank you so much for your comment! It was me who learned from you a lot! See you soon! Mayumi
Eileen AustinUnited States
Fukuoka was a very pleasant surpise for us and Mayumi was an excellent guide. After visiting a local shrine and temple we got a lesson on the Buddhist cycle of life from Mayumi. As a special favor to me she helped me find a present for my daughter-in-law. She knew exactly where I could find this present and was so accommodating to our group. I would highly recommend her for anyone wanting to get to know Fukuoka.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eileen san ＆ Jay san, Thank you for a great feedback! I'm very lucky to meet you! The cute deer always reminds me of you, special guests from Cololado! See you again and good luck on your life. Best regards, Mayumi
Mayumi was waiting for us with a sign as we exited the cruise ship terminal. She was very friendly, knowledgeable, and happy to make slight changes in our tour on the day. As we really wanted to experience a tea ceremony she made it happen. Would highly recommend this guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cavin san & Leigh-Ann san, Philip san & Ruth san, Thank you for a nice comment! You made me happy on the tour, showing the long time friendship and affection!! Please visit Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan again. I'm looking forward to meeting you in the future! Please say hello to your grandchildren for me! Best regards, Mayumi
Mayumi was a wonderful guide. Would recommend Mayumi.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Arlene san, Thank you for having me as your guide. You are experienced travelers so it was me who had a nice time with you. I'm sure you are keeping on the happy adventure in traveling of life! Hope to see you again!! Best regards, Mayumi
Susan ZilbersteinUnited States
Mayumi was an outstanding guide. Her English was excellent and she even organized a great lunch at a local restaurant. We had a very nice tea ceremony in beautiful gardens . We would thoroughly recommend Mayumi
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Suzan san, thank you for the rating! I was so happy with you, such great people who appreciated our culture from local food through feudal lord teahouse to modern city! I wish you had more time here as more to eat and see for your appreciation capacity!! Keep up further adventure and good luck!!!! See you again.
Mayumi made our Fukuoka trip memorable. She is lovely. Thank you for your kindness������
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for having me as your guide.I felt very honored with you on the tour. I wish your further success in your life. The Shinto dieties were happy with your visit, I know! I hope I can see you again!
Thanks so much for a marvelous day around Fukuoka. Our guide Mayumi was excellent. She is so proud of her city and treated us like family. Would definitely recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wonderful comment! Thank you so much! I was so happy with you such a nice family during Yamakasa Festival. I wish your every success in the future! See you again!
Frederick DembowskiUnited States
Mayumi was a great guide. She was knowledgeable and fun. Even with the bad weather, we had a wonderful time thanks to Mayumi. It was our first time to Japan and we enjoyed every minute with our tour. Thank you Mayumi.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much with the high rating and the nice comments. Sorry for the bad weather. We had to change the itinerary a lot. Your kindness and understanding helped me, which I appreciate very much. Not only myself but also other people you met such as TOTO ladies as well as girls on the Yanagawa boat became happy meeting with you! Hope you will visit Japan and I can meet you again! Best regards, Mayumi
William R.United States
Mayumi provided a wonderful experience in Fukuoka. We visited a number of the most well known sites in the city plus Mayumi managed to not cross paths with the other 4000 cruise passengers that were in town that day. She is very knowledgeable of the area and provided us with the story of whatever the site was plus interesting background information to give us a better appreciation of what we were viewing. In all it was a day well spent with an excellent guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear William san, Thank you for a great comment! You are such great guests that I had a good time with you two gentlemen. I'm sure you had a wonderful cruise journey.Since there are more to see in Fukuoka, I hope you can drop by here in the near future. Best regards, Mayumi
Roderick ChangUnited States
We had an excellent tour guide, Mayumi. She went above and beyond our expectations. She is an excellent representative for your company. Her knowledge and professionalism made this trip a very memorable one for all of us. We would have never found the areas that Mayumi took us to. An excellent choice to view many new areas and sights. Thank you very much. We will definitely recommend Mayumi to all our friends if their travel needs are in the area. Rod
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Roderick san,Lisa san and Lily san! I appreciate your visit to Fukuoka so much that I could see a beautiful family bond from your challenge, finding family roots, caring each other, respecting parent. I really hope I can meet you someday in the future again. Mayumi
Sarah LaneUnited States
Fantastic. To have a guide is invaluable. Mayumi is a delightful guide, I learned so much about the shrine, the area and Japan. I would not have seen the area so well without the local eyes and language interpretation of Mayumi. It was a rich cultural experience for my last day of Japan trip. THANK YOU. I highly recommend this company and if in Fukuoka, Mayumi .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Sarah san! It was a great honor for me to show you my hometown Fukuoka! You also gave me a picture of Montana which became a place I'd like to visit! I wish every success on your next stage of life. Good luck!!!! I may be greedier to say " Come and visit Fukuoka again". SEE YOU AGAIN!!
Mary Jane DowlingCanada
We spent a lovely day with Mayumi. She showed us the places we wanted to go and then she took us to a private kimono place.She did matcha tea for us, we were dressed in all 12 layers and went out to a park for pictures. The ladies who dressed us were lovely and it was interesting to see a Japanese home.She emailed us pictures of our experience.Her English is very good.We used the public transportation with our Pasmo cards so it all went very smoothly.You cannot go wrong booking a tour with her. MJ-Canada
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear M.J san, What a beautiful day! What a lovely comment! Your early booking made it possible to arrange kimono experience which I myself was surprised you looked really nice! My friend Yoko and her sister were also happy! There are more to see in Fukuoka. I hope your further success on your life and next opportunity I can see you again! Best regards, Mayumi
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lionel san, Thank you for a comment. I myself had a nice time with you. Sorry that I should have showed more information about Yanagawa and Dazaifu beforehand. I keep it in mind and deliver a better tour to tourists. I hope every success in your family. I am even more happy if I can meet you again in Fukuoka! Best regards, Mayumi
Lisa FujiiUnited States
Mayumi was wonderful! We have taken many tours and she is one of our favorites. She is very knowledgeable, personable and fun to be with for a wonderful tour. We not only learned so much about Japan and Fukuoka, but we also ate one of the best most fresh seafood on our visit this year. We try to visit annually since we have family here and we couldn't be more pleased. Thank you so much Mayumi! We will definitely be seeing you on our next visit which will hopefully be next year or at most the next Year :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa san, David san and Brian kun, Thank you so much for wonderful comment! I also feel grateful for your deep appreciation of Japan.I really look forward to meeting you again and show you something interesting about our culture and lifestyle. I need brush up until I can meet you next time!!! See you again. Mayumi
good day, we had Mayumi as our tour guide. she was the perfect tour guide from start to finish. she arrived on time at our meeting place. knows all the history of the places we visited. even recommended some restaurants around our hotel area. i would definitely recommend Mayumi to our friends and relatives visiting fukuoka.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this generous feedback. Everything blessed your special day yesterday. Just because of you! Congratulations on the 25th wedding anniversary! I wish further success on your life and I'd like to see you again.
Mayumi was very attentive and friendly. She was accommodating and flexible on the tour arrangement, and definitely made our trip very memorable and enjoyable! Thumbs-up!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Esther san, Zakris kun, Winni chan,Thomas san, Catherine san, Thank you for the nice feedback! The oyster hat had the last day with you,which was really great and lucky for all of us. I wish every success on your life and I also hope I can see you again! Best regards, Mayumi
Cindy ChengHong Kong
Mayumi was very accommodating and provided a lot of local info. She was extremely pleasant, polite and courteous. My husband and I enjoyed our day tour very much as Mayumi guided us to different places using local public transport. Mayumi added a personal touch which was very much appreciated! Highly recommend!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cindy san and Dr.Cheng, Thank you for such a nice feedback! I myself had an excellent kickoff of 2018 as you are the first guests of this year!! You two are such a wonderfull couple that I was really lucky to meet you on Chinese New Year. Hope to see you again as well as I keep my fingers crossed for the success on the examinations your children take! Best wishes, Mayumi
Mayumi was very kind and accommodating. She's also very punctual; she was at our hotel on time and we followed our scheduled itinerary without having to rush even if we had side trips and snack breaks during our tour. She knew her way around the city, she would enthusiastically explain and entertain all our questions about the history and culture of the places we went to. Overall, Mayumi is one of the best tour guides we've had so far, she's very nice and easy to get along with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chua family, Happy new year! Thank you for a generous comment which made my new year a good start! I also was impressed with your family. Nice parents, lovely children! I wish your every success in 2018！ See you again! Sincerely yours, Mayumi
Mayumi is very friendly and knowledgeable, we truely enjoyed our time with her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Selina! I was happy to meet you and your family. Also your appreciation of Japan impressed me a lot. I hope your further success and happiness and Come again!!! Mayumi
Mayumi was punctual with our pick-up time. She was generous to provide historical facts and how to's about Fukuoka and Japan in general. Our tour was made easier since she's very accommodating with our requests because a baby was with us. I highly recommend this trip with Mayumi. Tour was fun, comfortable and indeed informative.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chrsitine, Thank you for your generous comments. Wow! I myself had a great time with you and was impressed with your tight family bond. May every day in 2018 be blessed and bright all the more! I hope you will come back and I can show you around again in the future! Sincerely yours, Mayumi
Muffie FultonUnited States
Mayumi gave us a great food and shrine tour. She is very flexible and willing to work with you to find the perfect activities for you. She is very knowledgeable and lots of fun!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Muffie san, Thank you for a nice comment! You are such a great traveller as well as mother full of love. I hope I can guide you again so that I can reserve Yakitori restaurant for you next time. See you again!! Best regards, Mayumi
Mayumi was an excellent and friendly guide. In our half day tour, we went to Tanushimaru for persimmons picking and we also visited Kyoho winery nearby. In our short time with her, we can see Mayumi as a caring and helpful guide. She was attentive and concerned to all our needs. Knowledgeable to all our queries too! She even recommended us delicious Taiho Ramen. We had a great time with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Geraldine. Have you returned home safe and sound?How is your husband Mr. Tan? I really appreciate your kind words. I hope you return to Fukuoka with your sons in strawberry season! See you again!
Claire AddisonUnited States
Mayumi greeted us on time at the cruise terminal. She was the epitome of gracious hospitality exuding cordiality, generosity and great people skills. Her carefully planned day included twenty activities spanning art, architecture, cuisine, cultural traditions, history, gardening, music, shopping, sports, temples, hiking and walking four miles. We are deeply grateful for the opportunity to have shared a day with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Claire san, Thank you so much for your generous comments! Your way of life impressed and taught me a lot. Your daughter and grandson were so considerate and charming, showing they have your DNA!! I sincerely hope I can meet you again so please stay in touch. Good luck and stay cool until we can get together next time. Sincerely Yours, Mayumi
Jeff S.San Diego, CALIFORNIA, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeff san, Thank you for a generous rating. I do hope your further happiness and success also coming back to Japan! Best regards, Mayumi
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We spent 7 days with Mayumi touring around Kyushu. We developed the itinerary together. There were 5 of of us. We have had great time and Mayumi was great and wonderful. She was very caring, punctual, attentive and thorough. I would recommend her to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Phin san, Thank you for a generous rating and comment! Your thorough research and passion just made the tour successfull. I myself had a great time with you, finding attractive facts of Kyushu. I hope all of your further success and next visit to Japan. Best regards, Mayumi
Mayumi was very pleasant and attentive. She interacted with my daughters very well. We all enjoyed our short trip. We will definitely book her again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marta-san, Chris-san, Amaya-san, Kiana-san and Tatiana-chan, thank you for a nice comment! I myself had a good time with you last Thursday. Only Tatiana -chan still enjoys the vacation today? There are a lot more to see and to do in Fukuoka, such as dressing in kimono! I hope I can meet you again in the near future. Until then stay healthy and happy!! Best regards, Mayumi
Dennis StickUnited States
Mayumi was an excellent guide. She is very helpful and wants to make sure you have a wonderful time in Fukuoka. We did! Our cruise shortened our time available so Mayumi worked with us to focus on the most important sites to visit. She arranged a jumbo taxi for us and we had perfect transportation. We loved seeing the cherry blossoms!! Our tea ceremony at the Yusenti Garden was just wonderful. The temple was very interesting. Our ramen lunch was really fun. We could not have done this without Mayumi.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dennis san, Thank you for your generous comment!I myself had a wonderful time with you four! I hope you will come back again to Fukuoka! See you again, stay happy! Best regards, Mayumi
Mayumi-San was an exceptional guide who brought us to a strawberry farm for strawberry picking. We are a family of three from Singapore and I wanted my daughter of three years old to experience and appreciate how farmers grow strawberry. We went to the Kuwano farm, the farm was remote and we couldn't have accessed it without Mayumi-San. Mayumi-San also shared with us interesting facts about her city and we discussed at length about Japanese people and culture. Great!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andy-san, Lin-san and Shalala-chan, thank you for coming to Koga and Fukutsu! I myself had a great time with you at Miyajidake Shinto Shrine where cherry blossoms had just started. How pretty like Shalala!I hope you will visit us again in the near future!!!Wishing your further success and happiness!! Mayumi
Me and my family of 12 people really enjoyed the shore excursion in Fukuoka and Beppu with Mayumi..She's very nice and really caring...thank you so much for taking care of our big family..especially the kids. They love you so much and they are still talking about you even when they are home :) I really recommend her to anyone who need a wonderful guide. Hope to meet you again in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Siska san,thank you for having me for such a beautiful family from Indonesia. I feel relieved to know you returned home safe and sound.Do you remember there were amazing phenomenons like a rainbow on the lady faterfall, warmer sunshine, no rain which you brought?All your kids are really cute. I'd like to see them grow too.I wish I can guide you again to show you other nice places in Japan. Please say hello to everyone for me.See you again. Best regards, Mayumi
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter san and Carol san, Thank you for such a high rating!Please enjoy northern Kyushu at most and say hello to your wonderful son for me. Warmest regards, Mayumi
Simon EllisMicronesia - Federated States of
Mayumi was an excellent guide. She was very knowledgeable and helpful. We had a wonderful day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the high rating! I had a nice time with you! See you again! Enjoy your stay in Fukuoka!!
Muffie FultonUnited States
Mayumi organized a special food specific tour for me. I had a great time with her. She chose great local places for us to go. She was very thorough and very prepared. I would book a tour with Mayumi again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Muffie san, Thank you for your high rating! I appreciate your professional interests on our local foods. I wish every success on your business. Please come to Fukuoka again! Mayumi
Nice tour by a professional tour guide like Mayumi, highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rodale san, Thank you for your high rating! But your tour hasn't finished yet.See you tomorrow!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sandy, It was a memorable tour for me to know a deep family bond, respect to your parents. How are they? How are you, Sandy? Thank you for a generous rating. I'm looking forward to meeting you again.Please visit Fukuoka again! Sincerely yours, Mayumi
Yuk Ho WongNorway
Mayumi met us a airport and took my wife and myself around Fukuoka's finest! We toured temples, shrine, museums, autentic ramen lunch, and through markets. We had a wonderful day, full of sights and knowledge from Mayumi! We didn't want the day to end! I highly recommend Mayumi to anyone!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the generous comment. I had a nice time with you, such a world traveler couple!Sincerely cross my fingers for your further success! All my love,Mayumi
Jerry SmithUnited States
Our tour was great. Mayumi was very attentive to our needs and desires. She explained many details about the history and culture of the area. She was willing and able to answer the questions from the four members of our group. Although there was a lot of walking, she always asked if we could handle what was coming next. She had sense for when we needed a break and would take us to a sitting activity such as lunch or tea. I would highly recommend this tour and Mayumi to anyone seeking a tour in Fukuoka
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jerry san, thank you for the generous rating and comment. I myself had a very happy time with you. You know what?! We walked more than 10000 steps in the tour!! All you four were really cooperative and warm, which I was truly impressed with.I hope I can meet you again.Please stay healthy and humorous!! Sincerely yours, Mayumi EGG
Friendly knowledgeable and considerate of your needs.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David san, Thank you for the generous comments.I myself had a wonderful time with you. I wish every success on all of you. Good luck in the convention. See you again. Mayumi
We had a wonderful tour with our guide Mayumi. She was very knowledgeable. Her English is excellent so we were able to understand everything. She has a great sense of humour and was very attentive to our wishes. I would highly recommend her as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John san, Thank you for a generous comment! I was honored for having guests you lions. Let me wish every success during the convention. See you again! Mayumi
Phil HodgeUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Mayumi. Her English is very good, and we look forward to the next time we're in the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the high rating! It was a very beautiful day and I do remember your happy faces especially your mimicking of Daisuke. Stay healthy and meet again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tua san, Thank you for having me as your guide in Fukuoka. I feel very honored.I'm sure your every success in Japan. またお会いしましょう。 Mayumi
Ma Theresa Salvador-AguPhilippines
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tess and Avi, thank you for your generous rating and comments. I myself had a great time with you. I hope you will come back to Fukuoka and explore new experience with me.Last but not least, I admire your deep family bond. Best regards, Mayumi
Our group of 13 had a real wonderful time in Fukuoka. Our guide Mayumi planned the entire trip perfectly from the time we landed until we left. My family was very delighted. She is very patient and tolerant of our tardiness which is unavoidable considering the two elderlies with mobility problem. Her knowledge of the places we visited is tremendous and she even have planned some interactive activities to keep the group from sleeping. Surely we will not think twice to get her as our guide again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jason san for such a nice comment and high rating.I also learned from you, the family bond and respect. Please visit Fukuoka again! Mayumi
Mayumi was knowledgable , friendly, and a complete sweetheart. Very considerate answering our questions and making sure we enjoyed our cultural experience here. Her English was very good and she went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our day. Highly recommend Mayumi and will use her again next time in Japan!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jodi san, Donna san, Vernon san!! T really had a wonderful day with you, very rewarding. Moreover such a high comment even makes me rewarded. But it was you all made the tour successful. Please come again and use your magic again!!
Susan McCarthyUnited Kingdom
Saw lots of interesting things on this short tour. I was a female on my own and having Mayumi as my guide was lovely. Would thoroughly recommend this trip if you are short of time in Fukuoka.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I found you aborbing our culture like a sponge especially walking on the Showa street in Tenjin area.I myself am greatly fortunate for having been with you.I wish every success in your life. See you again!
Susan McCarthyUnited Kingdom
Wonderful tour! Mayumi was a lovely, friendly lady and gave a most enjoyable and informative tour. Nothing was rushed and she ensured we had plenty of time to buy souvenirs and take photos. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice comment, Susan! I also learned from you and lovely daughter Sarah about good relationship between mother and daughter. I really hope we can meet again in Japan as well as Ireland!
We enjoyed the day tour by Mayumi. Mayumi was able to cater to our family's requirements and make last minute adjustments based on the situation. We had a good time spending the day with Mayumi, she has a very warm personality and has good information about Fukuoka. It is nice to be able to do things like the locals - eg, commute by buses and train to the various destinations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you,Caroline for your high rating. I just wanted to show you my respect because you two, young parents do your best for your life keepng good balance between career and child raising.Please come again to Fukuoka.You are always welcome!!There are a lot of delicious food and beautiful places to visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We took a boat with a heated table which warmed our legs in Yanagawa. Your eel rice was renowned as the best in town so it took a long time to be served. I worry if you could have returned safely from the sport health shop.The days look like a dream for me now.I hope you can come to Fukuoka again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sally, thank you for the generous rating. Your famiy was so nice that I myself had a wonderful day at Momochihama beach and Fukuoka castle ruins.Next time, I hope you will come again in spring! See you again.
Mayumi conducted a fantastic tour, going beyond expectations. Mayumi helped select a hotel that was within budget and located within a short walk to train station. She organized and purchased Sumo tickets well in advance to ensure availability. Her historical knowledge of and enthusiasm for Fukuoka was excellent. In her own time Mayumi met me at the station on arrival to ensure finding hotel was not a problem before joining me for dinner to give me a proper welcome.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your generous comment.You gave me a chance to appreciate our own culture of sumo.There are more to see and visit in Fukuoka and Kyushu. I hope you can come to watch Fukuoka Hawks baseball game next time!Until then, keep healthy and smile!
Mayumi was very friendly and extremely helpful especially with the trains as I was going to different places within Kyushu. The tour was good, but would have been better if she had given us more commentary on the various places we visited. Part of it could have been a language issue, but we felt a proper tour guide would give more commentary and history of the places visited. Nevertheless Mayumi was very accommodating to our requests as we had a young toddler travelling with us
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comment which is helpful for me a lot. I hope I can see you again. Best wishes for every success in your family. Mayumi
Ting Tina ChenHong Kong
Mayumi is a very friendly guide, as our tour group grew from 10 to 19, she has been ever so patient with all our requests, particularly, taking into considerations the various needs of the different members of the group. In the very limited time, and the group moving rather slowly, she still managed to show us all the major sites, took us to a beautiful lunch, and found time for shopping at the end of the day. She is knowledgable about the city and is very attentive throughout the day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your high rating! It was you who paid a lot of attention to all the members in your group. Ms.Watanabe also helped me a lot. I hope to meet you again and take you to a nice ramen shop! Please convey my big thank you to everyone for me, especially to your lovable boy!!
Maria Gisela DavidPhilippines
Enjoyed our private tour with Miyuki! Booked this tour last minute and she was able to arrange a private car for us. Very accommodating and enthusiastic throughout the tour. Always asking us about what we want to do and adjusting to our needs. Will recommend to people visiting Fukuoka!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maria, thank you for your high rating! I am happy that I could serve you as private guide in Fukuoka. Please come again and enjoy delicious food and beautiful places in Fukuoka!! Mayumi
Mark SaruwatariUnited States
Mayumi was waiting at the best and closest possible area with our private bus. She gave us personal tissues. We visited the Dazaifu Shrine and ate the famous Umegae Mochi. Although the ship's arrival was delayed, Mayumi ensured we had shopping time and she arranged a fabulous 7-course dinner for us! The dinner was the highlight for many! She gave us a personal card on Japanese paper as a memento. We learned a bit about the local history of Fukuoka which was very interesting. Highly recommend Mayumi!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your warm comment.I am happy to know everyone in your group enjoyed the dinner! Fukuoka and I wait for you all next time. Have a nice trip!!
Hugh GoldsmithUnited Kingdom
Mayumi us a lovely person and was very flexible in accommodating iur requests ... Including a Japanese breakfast!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hugh san, How was dinner ast night? I found your famiy warm , considerate and lovely. I wish every success on you, Marine, Mimi and Momotaro!!Have a nice trip!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pat and Cat, Thank you for your high rating. I was privileged to have a chance being a guide for you two.I hope your further success and return to Fukuoka from bottom of my heart.See you again!
Jim BergUnited States
My wife and I requested tour to a specific location in Kitakyushu and Mayumi provided everything we asked for. She even went over and above by personally visiting the requested location prior to our tour. I rented a car in Fukuoka and with her navigation help we drove to Kitakyushu. She was a wealth of information and communicated with a local individual who had specific information about the area we visited. She did a great job and I would highly recommend her services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your high rating. I am more than happy if I could have been a help for your special travel in the four-dimentional Kitakyushu Japan.I also deeply respect two of you in many aspects. I hope we should meet again.
Wonderful day with Mayumi-san. Really thoughtful itinery designed to suit our whole family......including prayers at Dazaifu shrine for academic success along with thousands of Japanese students. A unique experience we would never have discovered alone. Thank you Mayumi-san.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Philip san, thank you for your warm comment and high rating! It was me who had a great time at the beginning of this year. I hope we can meet again in the near future. Say hello to your beautiful wife and girls.
Mayumi is one of the best ever tour guide a person could have! She was very well prepared, extremely polite and awesomely fun! From the first time we met at the hotel lobby, she has already prepared the full itinerary for the day and discussed it with us for our approval. We only had 2 days in Fukuoka but Mayumi has made it a really great and memorable one. For those considering a private one day tour in Fukuoka, Mayumi is the best person there is. Arigatogozaimas-toh Mayumi ('toh' is Hakata tradition)!
Selina ChaUnited States
Suzanne J.United States
Mayumi was incredible in helping me with a custom tour, trying to find a house I lived in as a child (60 years ago) on a US Air Force Base (closed in 1964) in a small town. She spent all day before the tour (on her own time) at the town (2 hours driving both ways for her) researching and interviewing people at city hall. Once we were there, she she spoke with locals, and we found the house. Mayumi is knowledgeable, motivated to please, fluent in English and delightful. She has my highest recommendation
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Suzanne, thank you for your high rating and generous comment! It was you who motivated me and even changed the weather on that day. I hope you will come back again with your brothers and stay longer for authentic ramen in Hakata.
Mayumi provided a wonderful tour of Fukuoka for our family of five. The weather might have been a bit rainy but she was a ray of bright sunshine for our tour of the city and beyond. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for to see Fukuoka.
Tabitha F.United States
Mayumi san was very friendly, informative and flexible. She was a lot of fun!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tabitha, thank you for your nice comment and high rating! I am sure you discovered delicious eating places in Hakata. It was a happy time for me to guide around Yanagawa just because you were kind and nice family. Please come again. I will make an arrangement so that you can savor Japanese traditional dishes more.
Jennifer KakioUnited States
Mayumi was wonderful and lots of fun. She went above and beyond our expectations. After meeting Mayumi, I felt like we were more like family than a tour group. If or when I come back to Fukuoka, I'll be sure to ask for Mayumi again! Thank you very much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for such a nice comment and high rating! I was privileged to meet you in person because Mr. Kaito was a real samurai and you were a princess!I am sure you will make your dream come true so please keep in touch and give me a chance to see you again.
James WhitcombUnited States
My daughter was traveling with me on a business trip to Fukuoka. We met her at the hotel and spent the day visiting the highlight of the city and had a great lunch that my daughter continues to talk about. Thanks for the great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for such a high rating! Elizabeth was really pretty with a good manner for which I became a big fan of her at once.It was a hot day before typhoon 11. I was afraid she might have got tired from walking for a long time. I feel relieved to know that she had a good time in Fukuoka. I am looking forward to meeting you again.
Jane HayashiUnited States
Mayumi was a wonderful tour guide! She made my time in Fukuoka all that it could be. She was on time, and had planned out an itinerary with a printed pamphlet with the locations she had planned to visit. She made me very comfortable, and asked if there were any places in specific in which I wanted to visit, which she had not included. She made a well thought out plan, so that we could visit each location, with enough history included and time to take pictures. Mayumi truly made this such a special day!
Barbara EisenbergUnited States
We had a wonderful tour in Fukuoka with Egg. It was a yearly festival day, and we saw a huge parade and people all dressed up. Egg took us by taxi, subway, and walking, to all the sites we wanted to see. Very informative and stimulating. Her English is good and we had a great time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barbara and Bob, It is me who had a wonderful time with you.Thank you for your high rating and warm comment. Everyone became friendly when they met you in Fukuoka just because of your personalities. I am sure you will keep amazing travelling and I wish I can meet you again. So please stay in touch.
It was a very nice trip and we had a lot of fun with Mayumi "Egg". She showed us places, that we as normal tourists would have never found. If I go back to Fukuoka I will definately book her again to show me around.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your warm comment, Mike!I also had a happy time with you, such wonderful witty gentlemen. I am waiting for you here in Fukuoka. I hope your girl friend would love that kimono!!
As soon as we meet Mayumi for our 4 day tour we where astounded by her Knowledgeable of Fukuoka, we where safely guided all through Nagasaki and saw the amazing Karatsu Festival. Mayumi made us feel like family, And yes we also where treated to the now famous Fukuoka Ramen, it was just delicious. We will be back.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Philip and Chris were very nice and warm gentlemen. Thank you so much for your visit. There are more to go and see in Kyushu. I wesh I can show you around here in the near future!!!
Cecilia ChanHong Kong
Mayumi was excellent! Her correspondence was always full of great suggestion and at the end she even provided a wheelchair for my father in law in case he cannot walk long. We saw so much in Fukuoka thanks to her excellent planning. The Japanese Garden with Tea Ceremony was the best experience we have there - we learnt how to appreciate this unique culture in a REAL setting rather than touristy.... Thanks to you Egg.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your high rating and heartwarming comment. You are the guests who are the most considerate not only to me but also every person you encountered including taxi drivers. We all in Japan welcome you. Please take your nice family ,Abby Boy, again to me.
Mayumi-san was a fantastic tour guide. We had such an enjoyable day with her. She was very well prepared for the tour and had organised bus tickets for us. Her knowledge of the sights were excellent and she also brought us to the BEST RAMEN I had ever eaten. Mayumi is a very warm and genuine individual who we cannot recommend highly enough. Loved spending the day with her and she made our visit to Fukuoka a very special one. Thank you again Mayumi-san and I will email you soon :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the high rating for me. You and Bun san were really nice couple. It was me who enjoyed the tour the most because of you. Only one day is not enough to explore Fukuoka. Please come and see me again. We have monkeys in Oita, in Kyushu.I wish you a wonderful trip in Japan. I will e-mail you soon too!!!
Sara PongHong Kong
We spent a great day in Fukuoka with Mayumi. She's very experienced and flexible to accomodate our requests.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sara, thank you for your nice words. I admire your great care for your mother,uncle and nephew. And all of you were very warm and great guests from Hong Kong. Please come again to Fukuoka!!
Brett DavidsonUnited States
Mayumi-san was a fantastic guide. Knowledgeable of the rich and significant history of Fukuoka, the important shrines and temples in the area, flexible in her approach and very personable. And she knows where to find the best Ramen this side of the Arctic Circle. It was a pleasure. I highly recommend the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate Brett-san's deep interest in Japanese language as well as the culture. I am more than happy if I could serve his curiosity. Thank you for choosing Fukuoka and me.
Alton FujiiUnited States
Mayumi, or Egg as she is referred to is an experienced guide who can show you the city of Fukuoka or other cities and sites on the island of Kyushu. We spent four days with her and had a marvelous time. She is professional, prompt, fluent in English and very caring. We are now friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice comment and high rating. I am happy that I become your friend. There are much more places as well as nicer people in Fukuoka than those we visited. Next time I will be careful with Soft Bank Hawks!! I am truly looking forward to seeing all of you! From EGG
Alton FujiiUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your high rating. It is me who had a nice time with such beautiful people from Hawaii!! I would like to see you again in the near future.
Edmund ChinaUnited States
Very knowledgeable and personable. We would definitely recommend Mayumi again to anyone that needs a tour guide. She made our visit to Fukuoka one that we will remember in a positive light. Thank you very much!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ed and Clare. I am glad you had a nice time in Fukuoka. You were a respective warm couple. I hope I can meet you again.