What did you think of your group leader?
Mayuko. Professional, knowledgeable, exceptionally organised and great fun; she obviously adores her job! I’ve never experienced a tour leader who can so efficiently sort out the individual payments of a restaurant bill for 14 people; the amount of loose change she carries around is unbelievable! She consistently made perfect choices for where we ate, making sure we experienced a wide range of restaurants and cuisines. She was also very encouraging of us to try out traditional Japanese communal baths, and I’m so glad I acted upon her recommendation and visited the hot spring; a wonderful way to rejuvenate after the Mt Fuji hike!
Mayuko never rushed us, there was no running for buses or trains, we always met in plenty of time, and when pre-booking was unavailable, we were always in front of the queue to ensure we got a seat. Mayuko often hand wrote instructions on pre-purchased tickets to avoid confusion! She also did this on maps, a very time consuming but incredibly thoughtful gesture.