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.
Makiko was a wonderful guide for Tokyo for our family of five. Despite torrential rain, we managed to take in the Meiji Shrine and Makiko explained the Shinto rituals. We also had a great lunch at a conveyor sushi restaurant and she found a super fun animal cafe for our kids to enjoy. It was the wettest tour ever and our children were jet-lagged, but Makiko remained pleasant and professional at every turn. She even wrote a very helpful allergy card for our oldest daughter to use on our trip. Thank you, Makiko!
Thank you very much for a wonderful review! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed a day with me even it was raining so heavily. We were all wet! Hope you had a good time for the rest of your stay in Japan. Such a nice family! I had a lovely time with all of you. Hope to meet you again! My warm regards to everyone in your family. Makiko
My husband and I really enjoyed our day exploring Kamakura with Makiko. Makiko spoke perfect English, and was very knowledgeable about of the sites that we visited. She navigated efficiently from site to site in Kamakura, always choosing the best mode of transportation. I wasn't feeling well the day of our tour, and Makiko went out of her way to accommodate me. Makiko also has a flower arrangement business, and we enjoyed hearing her perspective on the flowers we saw. Makiko was so pleasant to be around, and we highly recommend booking her for Kamakura! I am sure she would be excellent as a Tokyo guide as well.
Thank you very much for such a wonderful review! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed my tour to Kamakura. I had lovely time with you and your husband. Such a nice couple! We talked a lot about lots of things! Hope you enjoyed the rest of time in Japan. Looking forward to meeting you again! Please come back in different season and enjoy flowers and nature. My warm regards to Will. Makiko
My wife and I had the good fortune to have selected Makiko as our guide in Tokyo for four days. She was very attentive to our needs and was pleasant to be with. She escorted us around Tokyo in an efficient and time effective manner. We usually used public transportation which was efficient and fast. Tokyo’s subway and train system is amazing. Makiko is well versed in the history, culture and religion of Japan. Her command of English is excellent. We highly recommend Makiko.
Thank you very much for a wonderful review! Glad to hear you enjoyed my tour. It was a pleasure to be your guide for 3 days. Such a lovely time for me to spend with both of you. Hope to see you again. My warm regards to Sandy. Makiko
Our family of four had a great time seeing the best of Nikko. Makiko did a wonderful job of organizing our tour so that we could see everything in the few hours that we had in Nikko before we headed back to Tokyo. Thanks to Makiko, everything went smoothly and everyone enjoyed the time that we spent in Nikko.
Thank you very much for a great review and your generosity. I am happy to hear you enjoyed my tour in Nikko. I had such a lovely time with you and your family. Hope to see you again. Have a wonderful time for the rest of your stay in Japan! My warm regards to all of them in your family. Makiko
Makiko is extremely knowledgeable about the history of the wonderful city . Her English is perfect . She is also thoroughly in taking us thru the maze of the subway system. She really went the extra mile in getting us back the station we needed to get to , even though she had a appointment with a friend . We would highly recommend her as a guide. . Emery / Susan
Thank you very much for a wonderful review! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed my tour. I really had a lovely time with both of you. Have a great time for the rest of your stay in Japan. Hope to see you sometime again! My wram regards to Susan. Makiko