I am Makiko. I was born in Tokyo and I've lived here my whole life. I therefore know a lot about Tokyo and the surrounding areas. Tokyo has various kinds of charms of both traditional and modern aspects. I would like to show you the best parts of our exciting city.
I am a National licensed tour guide in English. I am an open-minded, sociable and thoughtful person. I really enjoy meeting people from other countries to share our cultures. I have experience in hosting students and interacting with people from across the world.
I studied a flower arrangement course in the UK and have been teaching flower arrangement for many years. I have experience in Japanese style flower arrangement and tea ceremony. I love flowers and plants and enjoy visiting gardens. I like traveling (more than 30 countries) and watching films. I also love cooking, eating and drinking. So I can introduce you Tokyo's diverse food culture.
I am flexible about destinations and can arrange the tour according to your requests. I try hard to make your stay in Japan very special and memorable. Let's explore our beautiful and unique country together.
I am very much looking forward to meeting you!
*Please send a message to confirm my availability before booking, thank you.
*I do a tour within 6 people.
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 5 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 6 maximum
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.
We had a great day in Tokyo with Makiko. We had a full day where we visited some of Tokyo’s highlights. This was our first day of a four day stay in the city and Makiko made us feel comfortable with transportations and helped us with the rituals at shrines & temples. We enjoyed lunch at a small local restaurant and had a wonderful time. This was the perfect way to start our trip. Thanks Makiko!
Thank you very much for a great review with five stars! So happy to hear you enjoyed a day with me. I had a lovely time with all of you. Hope you had a wonderful time for the rest of your stay in Japan. Hope to see you again! Makiko
Makiko is more than a guide, she is very personable and friendly. Her knowledge of Tokyo is excellent. After our time with Makiko we had a good understanding of the food, transportation and Japanese customs and culture. She will customize your day for what you want. Makiko is definitely a 5 Star guide!! and recommend her.
Thank you very much for a wonderful review with five stars! So happy to hear you had a good time with me in Tokyo. I really enjoyed to talk about several subjects with both of you. Have a great time for the rest of your stay in Japan. Hope to see you again! My warm regards to Marilyn. Makiko
From the time Makiko met us on the morning of our tour to Kamkura until she dropped us off in the evening back at our hotel in Tokyo, she was fully engaged with us, helping us to understand Japanese history, language and culture while seeing to our needs and wishes. We enjoyed every temple, garden, train ride and meal on our itinerary and also the spontaneous stops into little shops that caught our eye. The bamboo forest was a highlight as was the food hall at the Kamakura train station where we tasted many delicious seasonal Japanese delicacies. Thank you, Makiko!
Thank you very much for a wonderful review with five stars! I am so happy to hear you had a good time with me in Kamakura. It was such a pleasure to be your guide. I really enjoyed to spend a day with both of you. We talked a lot about so many things! Have a lovely time for the rest of your stay in Japan. Hope to see you again! Makiko
We had one day in Tokyo and one day inNikko with Makiko and found her very helpful, informative, and punctual. She explained the railway systems clearly, so we found our way to the appropriate stations. She answered questions about Japanese history. She `took very good care of us in Nikko, where it was pouring rain.
Thank you very much for a great review! Glad to hear you enjoyed my tour for 2 days. I had a lovely time with all of you to talk about several things. Please enjoy rugby games and traveling in Japan. Hope to meet you again! Makiko
Let me begin with my conclusion: Makiko is an excellent guide whom I would recommend highly. Here is why. My wife and I spent five days in and around Kyoto, visiting many significant historical and cultural sites. We traveled to Tokyo knowing we were going to a great world city, a modern metropolis. But, we maintained our interest in the historic and cultural. Makiko skillfully put together tours in Tokyo, espcially in the wonderful gardens. She also organized a very special day for us to visit Nikko, which was an exceptional experience, both from the cultural historic perspective and that of nature, with mountains, the lake and a wonderful waterfall. In short, Makiko put together a plan that worked well for us. I am confident that had we wanted to see other perspectives on Tokyo, she woul... read more
Thank you very much for a wonderful review! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed my tour. I truly had a lovely time with you and your wife. It was great pleasure to be your guide. Such a nice couple you are! Have a safe journey back home. Hope to see you sometime again! Please come back in different season. My warm regards to Mardi, Makiko