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 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.
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 only had 6 days in Japan and wanted to make sure that we were using our time well so we made the decision to organise a guide. We were so glad to have met and spent the day touring with Makiko. She communicated with us repeatedly prior to the day in order to make sure the itinerary for the day was just right. Even though we only had a 1 day tour with her she managed to expertly guide us all over the city taking in a range of temples, shrines, gardens and the Tsuji market. She was a wealth of information regarding history and customs for all the places we visited. In addition she is a lovely person and we really enjoyed spending time with her .. wished we had organised more days with her .. maybe on our next trip! Thanks Makiko
What a delight it was to meet Makiko in Tokyo . Her English both written and spoken is excellent . She recommended options for our 2 tour days based upon our interests which we had communicated with her via Triple Lights website. She was courteous and knowledgeable and her priority is you having a great holiday experience. We changed a couple of destinations at the last minute and she was flexible and forthcoming in suggesting alternatives. She put us at ease in navigating the complex train system and the masses of people and assisted us with activating our JR passes. She made recommendations for dining and other activities for our other days in Tokyo. She is an interesting lady and with lots of travel experience understands travellers needs. We highly recommend Makiko as your tour guide in Tokyo !!
I would highly recommend Makiko. She has excellent English skills and communicated clearly both in the lead up to the tour and during our half day together. She was able to tailor the tour to our needs and gave us many options to consider. She was very engaged thoughout the tour and we enjoyed a diverse range of topics in our conversations with her. Makiko it was our pleasure to spend a very enjoyable four hours with you. We look forward to returning to Japan and discovering more of Tokyo with you. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
Wow! What a great couple of days we have had with Makiko! Thank you soooooo much for the time you have spent with us showing us around Tokyo’s many sights and always being ready to adjust our tour to our needs. We wish we could navigate the crowds as you do! Makiko had so much knowledge about anything we wanted to know, we had many good laughs and she was absolutely professional at all times while still it felt like we were out with a good friend. When we come back to Tokyo it will be Makiko that we look for to help us navigate this amazing city. We miss you already Makiko. Nanette and Peter
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our first two days in Tokyo with Makiko as our guide. She is very professional yet flexible helping us to plan our days while also teaching us to use the subway. She is extremely knowledgeable about Tokyo and the Japanese culture and her English is excellent. She really helped us in all ways possible and her written communications before our tour was excellent. I would definitely recommend Makiko for your trip to Tokyo.