Hello, I’m Makoto, a licensed interpreter guide living in Yokohama. My guiding is based on the deep understanding of the difference between Western and Japanese culture. I have absorbed the difference through my 40 years of international business experience and particularly with 15 years of working experience in European countries.
I am happy to guide you around Tokyo with customized tours under your requests. There are places in Tokyo still not well known to tourists. I will be more than happy to guide you around my home town Yokohama together with Kamakura and Hakone.
I am a fluent English speaker, a business level French speaker and a daily conversation level Italian speaker.
I look forward to meeting you and spending unforgettable time with you.
Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email
After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.
Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.
No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.
Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Makoto is a wonderful person, knowledgeable tour guide, and has a fantastic handle on the English language. He was flexible with our schedule (worked around a typhoon) and physical limitation. I could not recommend him more highly!
Dear Susan, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. It was my great pleasure guiding you two for two days. It was a pity that we missed one day due to the typhoon. I learnt a lot from you. I hope you are having enjoyable days in Osaka, a city full with delicious food. Also, a safe journey back to Tokyo! Best regards, Makoto