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Ube city guide Mari smiling


Hello, I’m Mari !
I've lived in Ube for 26 years and have worked as an English teacher at a local middle school. I'm the proud grandmother of a 2-year-old girl and a 5-month-old boy.

My love for travel was sparked by my homestay experiences in Scotland and California, USA. Living outside Japan taught me a great deal, but what I cherish most about my homestays were the 'weekend small trips'. I fondly recall the picturesque Highlands and a B&B in Scotland, where a kind elderly couple welcomed me warmly. During an overnight bus trip from California to Las Vegas, I was mesmerized by the breathtaking sunrise, with the sky becoming brighter and brighter.

Travel is special because of these small, soul-stirring moments. I love to travel and am happy to help others experience these wonderful moments too.

Maintaining my mental and physical health is also a significant interest of mine. Playing tennis has always been therapeutic for me, helping me relieve a great deal of stress.

As a morning person, my favorite routine is taking a stroll in my neighborhood and offering a prayer at the local shrine, whether it's sunny or rainy.

I would love to show you around the relaxing local neighborhoods of Ube City!

    Tour by Mari

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