Mayumi (Mami) Sorimachi Private tour guide in Tokyo, Hakone, Nagano - Japan

Mayumi (Mami) Sorimachi

Guide profile:

Dear guests, thank you for visiting my web page. I am a government certified tour guide based in Tokyo. I studied tour planning when I was a student. I worked at travel agency in London and have been involved in tourism for more than 15 years.

I mainly do walking tour using public transportations. I customise your own tour upon your requests. I am specialized in Japanese history, traditional/modern culture, art, and food culture. I am available for not only for a day tour but also an evening tour to visit where locals gather, and to experience food and sake at popular bars and restaurants.

I mainly do long day tours for large number groups and I travel with them to guide for more than 2 weeks around Japan, so I can guide you most of places in Japan. Please contact me where you would like to go. (however, if I travel with you to outside Tokyo, my transportation fees, meals and accommodation fees - I go for reasonable ones - will occur.)

Please tell me all your interests! I look forward to meeting you in Japan.

* My guide fee includes my public transportation fees in mainland of Tokyo but does not include my meals during the tour. Please email me to check my latest availability before making a reservation. Thank you very much!

** Please note that, I am not available until 28 May, and also I am not available between 11 and 22 September and between 15 and 31 October because I am guiding groups during these period and traveling around Japan with them. I apologise for inconvenience. **

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Janie L.

Very lively and knowledgeable. Listened to our plans and

Helped us shape a better itinerary based on distances, times needed at each location, etc

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

Tokyo sightseeing tours

Tokyo city tours personalized

Tokyo travel tours for your needs

Tokyo tour guide general services

Also the same services available for other destinations such as Mt. Fuji and Fuji five lakes (Yamanashi Pref.), Hakone, Kamakura, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto, Nara and Osaka

Transportation by tour guide:

Public transportation is used.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

Good evening Tokyo - Izakaya experience Price Per Person 150.00 USD

Tour guide interests:

Tokyo sightseeing tours

Tokyo city tours personalized

Tokyo travel tours for your needs

Tokyo tour guide general services

Also other destinations such as Mt. Fuji and Fuji five lakes (Yamanashi Pref.), Hakone, Kamakura, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto, Nara and Osaka are available

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Janie L. 18 Feb 2019

Very lively and knowledgeable. Listened to our plans and

Helped us shape a better itinerary based on distances, times needed at each location, etc

5 stars Gina C. 17 Feb 2019

Mayumi is an excellent tour guide and shared her passion and knowledge of Tokyo neighborhoods, culture, and history.

5 stars Brooke C. 13 Jan 2019

On our first full day in Tokyo, we had a wonderful tour with Mayumi. She planned the perfect itinerary and gave us real insight into Japanese culture. We also loved the sushi restaurant she picked for lunch. Our tour was a highlight of our trip to Japan, thank you!

5 stars Jeff K. 10 Jan 2019

Mayumi is a great guide! We had little time to plan or research for our visit so we pretty much left it up to her to plan our day in Tokyo. Mayumi's knowledge of Japanese culture and willingness to answer all of our questions made for a great day. She brought up things we never thought to ask about and kept us moving and making the most of our time and made sure we were back at our meeting place on time and comfortable with our return to the airport.

Great job Mayumi.

Thank You!!

Jeff & Jere

5 stars Andrew P. 20 Sep 2018

Very well organised day trip in Tokyo, even dealing with the fact our cruise ship docked somewhere different to where we had been advised! Excellent local knowledge and english skills. Mayumi was very friendly and great with our 4 year old daughter. Many thanks.

5 stars Miles B. 30 Jul 2018

So very glad Viator led me to Mami! She's awesome! My first days in Japan were incredible thanks to her guidance, kindness, professionalism and teaching of the wonderful culture. From my initial inquiry online, Mami was prompt and thorough. Throughout our tour she was so caring and attentive to every detail. What a great guide to open my eyes to this incredible city and country!

5 stars Howard A. 03 May 2018

Mami was a great Tokyo guide. She was easy to understand, responsive, very knowledgable and fun to be around. She was flexible and took us to experience great local places. Her schedule and timing were perfect. We loved Japan and Mami.

5 stars Eyal G. 28 Apr 2018

even though we spent only 4 hours with Mayumi, we fell in love with her. she took care of us like part of her family and showed all the best places of the area we been.

5 stars Jay G. 07 Feb 2018

If I could give Mayumi 6 stars I would. She is not only a wonderful guide and a warm person but she is masterful at integrating the historical and cultural aspects of each of the many sights that we saw. Her ability to understand English and convey her thoughts was perfect. Likewise, her knowledge of Tokyo is immense. Thank you Mayumi for two great days.

5 stars Daniel B. 14 Jan 2018

We absolutely loved Mayumi.

Extremely knowledgeable, extremely attentive to all our needs.

I cannot think of a better guide in Tokyo.

5 stars Andrew F. 29 Nov 2017

Thank you Mayumi, our group of 9 had the most enjoyable afternoon with you. Mayumi is professional, polite, helpful, knowledgable, well spoken and most of all a delightful friendly person. She is nothing short of an expert guide that enjoys people, places and history. You can't go wrong with Mayumi for whatever guiding experience you require. Just wonderful, thank you again!

5 stars Eric N. 08 Oct 2017

Mayumi was awesome. She was knowledgable, prepared and most of all easy to like. My wife, son and I booked 2 tours with Mayumi. We asked her to include places where tourist may not frequent. She put together 2 days of a good mix of sites and places to see and showed us how to navigate the Japan transportation system around Tokyo. Thank you Mayumi for a great intro to Tokyo. I highly recommend contacting her.

5 stars Eliot M. 03 Oct 2017

We spent a wonderful day with Mayumi. She is organized, professional, and delightful. This was our first trip to Japan and we wanted to spend a day getting a sense of the different neighborhoods of Tokyo along with learning how to navigate the subway system. We highly recommend Mayumi and look forward to seeing her again when we return to Japan. We spent two weeks in the country and are already talking about returning. Thank you Mayumi!

5 stars Aude L. 29 Aug 2017

Mayumi was fantastic and I cannot recommend her enough. We had a brilliant day in Tokyo with her. She combined our son's love of animés with my request for some more tradition. She showed us a side of Tokyo we would definitely not have discovered without her. Thank you so much Mayumi!!

5 stars Rob B. 22 Aug 2017

Mami was great ! A full day first showing us the subway and buying Pasmo cards. Then, Imperial Palace - Omotesando - Harajuku - Meji Shrine - Shibuya - Akihabara. Lunch was great and she showed us everything we needed to know and explained Tokyo's history along the way. It was great seeing the narrower streets rather than just the main tourist high streets. Would recommend 100%. Rob U.K.

5 stars Janette G. 18 Jul 2017

We just came back from touring Tokyo with Mayumi who tailored the tour to please my husband, our teen daughter, and myself. She knows the city and its many neighborhoods extremely well and managed to show us so much in a short time. We could have never done it without her. She is very professional and friendly and nice and made our time in Tokyo exceptional. We all highly recommend her.

5 stars Sasha K. 26 Jun 2017

Just returned from an exciting trip to Japan. 2 families with kids, total 8 people. Mayumi turned to be charming, knowledgeable and personal. She tailored the trip in Tokyo to our interests, improvised fast when we needed time, dining recommendation or change of location. She's an open and kind person. Her English is very good, we had a great communication, enjoyed each place she took us to. THANK YOU, Mauimi for such an unforgettable experience!

5 stars Dana S. 09 Jun 2017

We were a group of 8 from teens to grandparents. Mayumi did a great job of coming up with an itinerary that was fun and interesting for all of us. Having been to Tokyo before, this time we were more interested in cultural experiences and anime related activities (for the teens). Mayumi and I emailed back and forth and she came up with a day that we all enjoyed. Her English is great and is a fun person to spend the day with and she did a great job of making the most of our day in Tokyo.

5 stars Gustavo A. 26 Apr 2017

We visited Tokyo in late April and could not be happier that we chose Mayumi to be our guide. She is very knowledgeable, loves her city, and gave us wonderful insights into the sites we visited. She was very practical in scheduling all our interests within our limited time frame. The sushi and oyakodon we had with her were unforgettable! She was a delight to be with!

5 stars Daniel M. 22 Feb 2017

We had an incredible day with Mami in the Hakone region. In 6 hours we utilized buses, tram system, a ship, had a wonderful lunch, and managed to do some shopping! All before putting us on our "bullet train" to Kyoto. Thanks Mami for a wonderful day! Highly recommend such a warm and caring guide!

5 stars Tomasz W. 25 Jan 2017

Do not look further for other guide. Mayumi is the guide you want to have to explore the city. What a wonderful person she is. Brawo!

5 stars Ken B. 17 Jan 2017

Mayumi was FANTASTIC! Great communication before tour, extremely punctual, very friendly, and knowledgeable. She helped tailor the tour to hold the interest of our 8 year old son. We saw everything we had hoped and learned much about the city and Japanese culture along the way. After the tour, she continued to help us via email, sending recommendations for activities and restaurants now knowing our preferences. I highly recommend that you book Mayumi as your guide!

5 stars Anne T. 24 Nov 2016

Mayumi did a wonderful job with my family. We did a two day tour with her and she was great. Good english skills and very knowledgable of Tokyo and surrounding areas. I would highly recommend and would use her again if we return.

5 stars Mireya B. 27 Jun 2016

Mayumi-san was fantastic!! We had a group that have many different interests/ages to include one history fanatic, two teenagers, one young adult and two others. Mayumi-san made the tour interesting and fun for everyone!! She planned the day based on our interests and it was the perfect mix of historical sites and info and fun shopping districts. Mayumi-san was flexible (we've had tour guides all over the world who have been very rigid with the time/iinerary) it turned out perfect. Book her!!

5 stars Edyta H. 25 Jun 2016

Mayumi was amazing !!!

I went to Japan with my son,since my husband couldn't join us I worried a little.

From the time we saw Mami,my worries went away.She made our trip fun and hassle free.

We visited five cities in 2 wks with her.She's not only smart but a pleasure to be around.

She was like a family to us.We learned so much about Japan,from history to politics.

We would highly recommend her,she is worth every penny and we cant wait to see her again.


Edyta and Phillip

5 stars Robert C. 22 May 2016

Mayumi was a charming and thoughtful guide whose deep knowledge of Japanese history and culture provided us with a fabulous introduction to Japan as well as a great tour of Tokyo. She was good at all the practical things too: choosing the right public transport and the right times to see things and her love of food means she will choose just the right lunch spot. Her friendly, outgoing personality and her good command of English make her suitable for any group. Highly recommended.

5 stars Gil B. 12 Jan 2016

Mayumi was a fantastic tour guide. The sign up process was a little tricky, but once we connected she was excellent. Extremely pleasant guide, fun, funny, knowledgable, and open minded, willing to visit and see whatever we wanted. She had good suggestions and great energy. I would recommend her to anyone seeking a private tour of Tokyo, and would use her again for my own group. Please thank her again.

5 stars Mary W. 04 Nov 2015

Mayumi provided exactly the tour experience I was hoping -- personalized, educational, and illuminating. She choose the perfect sights to visit in Tokyo, and patiently answered all my questions about Japan ranging from history to politics to health care to religion, giving me insights I would have not otherwise gained. I will definitely be contacting her for tours in the future! Thank you Mayumi!

5 stars Joe D. 28 Aug 2015

Mayumi was awesome. I couldn't have asked for a more thorough and professional experience. Very detail oriented and very friendly. She made our vacation wonderful.

5 stars Juergen K. 16 Aug 2015

Outstanding Tour ! Deep Knowledge of History and Culture, in combination with lively explenations! Got a lot of ideas and tips for our stay in Japan! Perfect and Great expierence.

5 stars Gerd F. 31 Jan 2015

A wonderful day spent touring Tokyo with a very very knowledgeable and educating guide.

5 stars Jill K. 24 Mar 2014

Mami is a very knowledgeable, informative, interesting, sweet tour guide. We had several places on our list with a limited amount of time. Mami did a wonderful job organizing and outlining our itinerary to meet our needs. We would definitely recommend Mami and we will be sure to contact her again for any other Japan tours in the future.

5 stars Jesus G. 08 Mar 2014

Mami was a life-saver! Simple as that. With last minute travel plan changes to Tokyo, she helped me and my two sons arrive soundly. She was very hospitable and helpful. Her tour was greatly informative and accommodating. Her communication was very helpful, letting me know which options made more sense and which did not; as a first timer to Tokyo with two sons, her assistance was one of the main reasons our Japanese experience was stellar. I highly, highly recommend her.

5 stars Kathryn C. 02 Feb 2014

Mami was an wonderful guide with excellent English, but also with a detailed knowledge of history and local landmarks. We absolutely loved our day with her, and would recommend her highly.

She was kind and very accommodating and an absolute delight. We would not have seen Tokyo in the same way without her. Thank you for the wonderful day Mami!

5 stars Paul M. 23 Oct 2013

Mami was an excellent guide that set our 2 week honeymoon in Japan off on the right foot. We booked her for our first full day in Tokyo and opted to let her set the itinerary. Rather than hit the typical sights, she showed us more of the local side of the city. We had practiced some basic phrases and customs before arriving, and she helped to shape them and put them to use. She gave us the tools and confidence to enjoy the rest of our trip on our own. She was exactly what we needed.

5 stars Dennis B. 19 Oct 2013

Mami did a great job of showing us the wonderful sights of Tokyo. Her english is articulate and easily understood. Mami knows her history and her way around Tokyo. Next time we come back we will use her services again.

5 stars Miguel R. 26 Jul 2013

Mami is the most pleasant and accommodating tour guide I have ever had to pleasure to meet. Her English is great, and she is also very knowledgeable about Japanese history, culture and cuisine. Do not pass her up as a tour guide; she is worth your investment.


Michael R.

5 stars Suzanne B. 15 Jul 2013

Mami was an excellent guide for two days in Tokyo and Kamakura. She took us to the places we had heard about and wanted to visit as well as places she thought we would like. We also learned about Japanese, especially Tokyo, life, by taking subways from one place to another and watching Mami navigate through the city. She is a warm, intelligent and experienced guide. We highly recommend her.

5 stars Bryan K. 23 Apr 2013

The tour was awesome! We went to Asakura temple & shrine, went to the Imperial Palace, Akihabara, and Nakano Broadway. She was very knowledgeable about the history of the various landmarks and sites. Plus she gave me information about other good places to go on my own. I highly recommend her as a guide! : )

5 stars Ana E. 29 Mar 2013

Mami is a great tour guide! we enjoyed her company a lot. We highly recommend her and would love to take another tour with her.

5 stars Lawrence A. 06 Feb 2013

Mami was extraordinary. She travelled with us, as private tour guide, for ten days as we toured Japan, predominantly by train.

Mami listened to understand our interests, and to understand the limits of our stamina (seniors), planned the itinerary to include all that we wanted to see and to experience. Every detail was considered but time was left for spontaneous experiences. The discovery of Japan was nothing less than magical. Highly recommended.

5 stars Heather P. 11 Jan 2013

We could not have chosen a better guide. She was flexible with scheduling, answered all of our questions, and was a wealth of historical information and facts. She is professional, yet fun. We never would have been able to visit so many interesting areas of Tokyo on our own in our limited time. There is no better choice for a private guide.

5 stars Ramil A. 02 Jan 2013

We are happy with Mami , our tourguide. She gave us a very good orientation of the city. We toured Tokyo on New Years holiday and she patiiently took us to the sights. She also took us to an excellent tempura restaurant .

5 stars Sharon L. 25 Dec 2012

We booked a 4 hour tour with Mami on Christmas. We visited Tokyo for a couple days on our way to Hong Kong. We highly recommend Mami. Mami met us at our hotel on time and took us to places we requested. She is very friendly, knowledgable and did more than we asked. She took us to a great sushi restaurant near the fish market that is reasonably price. At one of the Ginza department stores, she talked to some guy selling sake and he gave us sake tasting. We wish we could have toured with her more.

5 stars Michael S. 17 Dec 2012

Mami was an excellent guide. She really knows the area well. She was able to add color about what we were seeing that we would not have experienced on our own. We had a great time Thank

5 stars steven B. 11 Oct 2012

Mami is a first rate guide, who conveys a sense of the spirit of Japan while leading to the important tourist sites. Highly recommended.

5 stars Terry W. 15 Jul 2012

Mami was the best guide ever. She went at our pace. She pointed out the best places to eat and have ice cream. She took us all around West Japan. The best place of all was Nikko Park. From City to mountains we saw it all. Arigato Mami san.

5 stars farah C. 01 Jul 2012

We had a wonderful and exciting tour with Maimi our tour guide. She was very knowledgeable about the history of Tokyo. In a very short time she gave us the beautiful experience of Japan.


5 stars Lori G. 27 Jun 2012

We had a great tour. Our guide was patient and kind. We had a good introduction to Tokyo and the subway system. I would highly recommend this guide.

5 stars Carrie S. 02 Jun 2012

Mami was great. We booked her for 3 days. She handled guiding my husband, myself, two teenagers and my 81 year old mother enthusiastically but with great patience. She new the city and the transportation system well. I highly recommend her.

5 stars Merina H. 25 May 2012

Thank you Mami for the fabulous tour that we had! Mami's coverage on the area, scheduled tour and attraction were very good so that we could cover as much as we can during our stay in tokyo. Our tour become very excited since Mami's knowledge were very good so that we could enjoy the view but also appreciate the history behind it.

5 stars Henry C. 28 Apr 2012

I toured Tokyo with Mayumi and my 9 year old son in April. She came up with a great program tailored for my kid, was extremely knowlegeable, courteous and patient. She does not hesitate going the extra mile. Our day was a great experience. I strongly recommend her to anyone visiting Japan.

5 stars Gina F. 12 Apr 2012

Hi Mami,

Thank you! You had every detail we asked for all organised. She is fun and knowlegeable about the asites in Japan we were going to.

My daughter Christy & I had a wonderful day with her and will cherish the memories forever. Hope Mami's there when we viist Japan again!

Thanks again Mami! xxGina Ford.

5 stars M M. 05 Nov 2011

I booked two tour dates with Mami. She is the best!!! Warm , friendly, and a kind person. I hope to book a trip next year with Mami.

4 stars Barbara J. 26 Sep 2012

Mami's English is excellent and she knows a lot, she took care of us throughout the day and showed us interesting sights and even bought us cakes.

She cannot walk and talk at the same time, which for an inpatient woman like me, was a little irritating and instead of incorporating her travel fees for the metro in her fee, she insisted on getting each ticket paid separately. I felt a little that she was watching the clock, but having said that we had a nice time.

2 stars cecilia M. 05 Apr 2013

2 stars Alessandra N. 01 Mar 2013

Me and my soon had a wonderfull day with Mami.

She is great. She taught a lots of things for my soon. (12 year old). We love it.

Thank you very very much! Mami

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