Leonie SwadenUnited Kingdom
Mayuri was an excellent guide who gave us a great trip round Fukuoka. Helpful , kind and interesting with a great sense of humour. She made our day very special Thank you
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leonie san ＆Leon san, Thank you for a nice review! I myself spent fantastic time with you in Fukuoka. Sorry for extra walking for folk museum and yatai! I hope your next visit to Fukuoka!! Have a good time in Busan, Hakodate, Aomori and Yokohama! How gorgeous! Best regards, Mayumi
Mayumi was a wonderful guide. She communicated with us leading up to the tour and even requested our car and seat number on the train so she was waiting outside our carriage. We had a lovely day exploring Fukuoka and I have no hesitation in recommending both Mayumi and Tours By Locals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for having me as guide for you such wonderful guests! The tour was blessed with sunshine, timely subway, bus and elevators! Everything welcomed your visit! I'm sure you will continue happy travelling of life. Come and visit Fukuoka again! See you again, Jan san and Vien san!
Kristin W.Waldorf, MARYLAND, United States
Mayumi is a fantastic guide! She is very kind, conscientious, flexible, knowledgeable, and courteous. We had to change our plans last minute and she easily rolled with it with no complaints. We were able to have a wonderful day and found things that were truly interesting to us, with her help. Mayumi really puts a lot of effort into her guiding services - we highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joan and Kristin, Thank you for such a generous rating and comment! You mother and daughter are most welcome to my home town! And I was happy that you appreciated our tradition such as Hakata weaving, cedar handcraft, festival and ramen! I'm looking forward to meeting you in Washington D. C. or Japan next time! So have a fun on the rest of Cruise Journey. Blessing, Mayumi
Vicky EdgettUnited States
Mayumi was the perfect tour guide for us. Her English is excellent. I think her English vocabulary is better than mine. She researched history for us and set-up a perfect itinerary custom to our needs. Mayumi communicated with us several times before the trip to make sure she was giving us the best tour we could have. She became a good friend and we already miss her. I have recommended her to many friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Vicky san, thank you so much for such a wonderful comment to me. I feel grateful to know you were satisfied with the memorial supecial visit to Fukuoka. I hope this occasion has become the restart for the bonding between your mother hometown Fukuoka and your father hometown, in other word, Japan and the USA.I found similarity among us, you, Tammy san and me. I'm happy that we have become friends! I miss you too!! See you again!!
Jack RowleyUnited States
We were all very impressed with the tour that was set up for us. Everything was well organized. Egg gave us a lot of information on culture and history of the region. We were able to see all of the things that we wanted, and were even able to add in a few side places along the way. I definitely recommend this if you are in the Fukuoka region
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jack san, Robert san, Jo san, Barb san, Thank you for having me as your guide in Fukuoka. You were such nice travellers that I had a great time with you. Shinkansen ride, Kokura Castle, TOTO Museum and Fukuoka culture! It was a cool day in the scorching August. I hope everyone continues wonderful travelling and someday returns to Kyushu, Japan!! See you again!
The previous day we had the luck to have her as our guide in Nagasaki. On the second day in Fukuoka it was like meeting a good old friend. She is so cheerful and accommodating, we enjoyed her company very much and she showed us wonderful places to have lunch and Matcha tea. Mayumi was very attentive and knowledgable. She provided a lot of interesting information and she was also keen to learn about our habits and culture in our home country Switzerland. We highly recommend her and hope to meet her again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andreas san and Andrew san, It was me who was very lucky to have opportunity to guide such nice gentlemen for two days. Every place we went was very crowded as Golden Week plus the last day of Heisei emperor era. But your gentle manners helped me a lot! Then a bonus came to us that Komyozenji temple opened that day! The moss garden matched the sound of rain. I owe you a lot for the days. Thank you so much! Best regards, Mayumi
Mayumi is a wonderful guide with a truly personal touch. Frankly speaking she is more a friend showing the best corners and sights of Nagasaki. Actually she is a guide in Fukuoka and we enjoyed her guide service there the other day. We highly appreciated her willingness to travel from Fukuoka to Nagasaki, in order to provide her service for two days during our Japan cruise. We can highly recommend her and would love to meet her on another occasion.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andreas san and Andrew san, Thank you for a generous comment. I was so lucky to guide you in Nagasaki that your power took us to Dejima where Nagasaki glee club sang "O sole mio" in Italian. Although it was raining and windy, your special desire to meet Madam Butterfly could be done with luck!! Where there's a will, there is a way!! I could learn from you! Mayumi
A definite 5 star operator, Mayumi was a most well prepared guide, her itinerary was exactly as we planned, her english was excellent and a minor change was accomplished without any problems, her schedule was spot on with our return to our cruise ship exactly as planned, and well in advance of 'on-board-time' ready for sailing, I have no hesitation in recommending her to prospective guests visiting southern Japan
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bruce san and Margaret san, Thank you for a generous rating. It was your positive power that made it happen to visit Hiroshima from Shimonoseki. I myself was very impressed with your willingness to see the target of the atomic bomb. I hope your further happiness and that I can meet you again! Best regards, Mayumi
Parker JonesNew Zealand
Great time with Mayumi. Weather was a bit poor, so Mayumi suggested some changes to suite the day. Very enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr.＆Mrs.Jones, How are you? Thank you for your generous rating! Here are pale pink cherry blossoms all around but a little chilly. I do remember the day that was the very beginning of the spring with rain. I hope I can meet you to see that rain have made flowers bloom. See you again! Mayumi
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kim san, Thank you for high rating! I'm sure you had a nice time in Hiroshima today! I wish you a happy 2019 and come to Fukuoka again! Best regards, Mayumi
Gary UyemuraUnited States
Mayumi took us to places we would never have seen on our own. Her experience and knowledge helped us save both time and money by taking us the most efficient way and using discounted ticketing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gary san, Amy san and Sacchan, Thank you for a high rating! I owe you one for discovering a trendy cafe! It was nice to hear the tickets were useful! I'm sure you're having a fun in Tokyo. Stay fit and happy and see you again! Best regards, Mayumi
Rick P.Wadhurst, EAST SUSSEX, United Kingdom
Mayumi is very knowledgable, flexible & friendly. Not only did she set up a special tour to fit my schedule and wishes, but she adjusted her other commitments to correspond, which I really appreciated. We spent 2 days wandering Fukuoka visiting the principal sites, learning how locals live and watching the sumo wrestling. Her English is excellent and I can thoroughly recommend her as your guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rick san, Thank you for your nice comment, which made me a day! I myself had an excellent day with you. I hope you will come again to Fukuoka for watching sumo! See you again! Have a very merry Christmas! Best regards, Mayumi
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