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.
If you're searching for a Tokyo guide, you've found her! Makiko was spectacular and made our 4 day Japan trip everything we could have hoped for. 4 days isn't a lot of time for such a big city but we felt we were there for a week. Everything flowed so well, we felt organised and maximised our time without feeling rushed. Our experience was so personal and suited us perfectly. Makiko's knowledge and love for Japan meant we were told things that we could never have learnt on our own. With Makiko you feel like a local, not a tourist.
Having only one day in Tokyo my daughter, a co-worker and I wanted it to be Stress Free and found Makiko through TripleLights Service. It was the best decision we made to book with Makiko. We had Makiko meet us at Ueno Station in Tokyo where we arrived from Narita on the SkyLiner train. That was so easy and from there she handled everything for us... getting the subway tickets, where we were going, adding in places of interest for us to see and showing us places we would have never found on our own! Makiko also shared Japanese history and customs with us all throughout the day. We loved that! She is so very gracious and also so much fun to be with! We felt like we had *Our Japanese Girl Friend spending the day with us*. Makiko found the perfect spot for lunch. It was delicious, fun and the Sushi chef was just adorable, throwing us kisses as we left! He truly made our day! As I am severly allergic to all fish Makiko made sure I received veggie sushi and a very delicious salad, which I highly recommend, if she takes you to this Sushi restaurant as it was outstanding! We visited Temples, Shrines, went to roof tops to get an outstanding view of Tokyo and of course... we went SHOPPING! The beauty of Tokyo was amazing with all the natural landscaping, trees, Gates to the Temples and Shrines and it was truly gorgeous. Makiko was very considerate that I had to be cautiouos on stairs due to a Triple Ankle Fusion and my co-worker had recently had a knee surgery. She was very cautious with us and considerate of our needing to go slower on stairs, etc. As we told Makiko... when we return to Tokyo we will definitely book a tour with you again. We truly spent a perfect day in Tokyo with our new Japanese friend, Makiko. Thank you for a wonderful day in a beautiful city, Tokyo!
Makiko was great! She was very informative, pleasant and spoke English quite well. I always received prompt responses to my emails when setting up our tour. She was very flexible and tailored the tour to our interests and made wonderful suggestions as to what to see in the limited time we had to visit Tokyo. I would definitely recommend Makiko.
As early as June of this year, my family started planning our Japan trip for December. We started by purchasing our plane tickets online. Once the payment was made, there was no backing out. I have heard my friends talk about how amazing Tokyo is, so I decided to find a good guide to maximize our time. Scanning through Triplelights.com, I saw a lot of Licensed Guides who can give us a tour but Makiko really caught my attention- the affordable rate, the good reviews and her kind and pretty face that made me think I can trust her to roam around Tokyo with my teenage daughter. I then sent a message asking if she's available on my preferred dates. I am amazed about this woman. From the first moment Makiko responded to my email to the time we met and parted ways in Tokyo, I assure you of Makiko's excellent service. Makiko was very respectful to ask my plan for the day. I sent Makiko my preferred itinerary. Makiko would reply quickly giving me feedbacks and suggestion. I informed her I wanted to be in Shibuya by lunch time and eat in a restaurant where food is served by "train". A week before my family's date of departure, Makiko finalized our itinerary and that she will meet us at my preferred place and time. Makiko arrived on time. Train rides were easy with her around. We learned a little about Japan's culture, history and SHOPPING. Most importantly, Makiko understands my 14 year old teenage daughter. Some plus points are: Makiko speaks fluent english, very thoughtful and was helpful to assist my family's itinerary for our next destination- Osaka. We had a whole lot of fun with Makiko the whole day. With that, I hope others will try Makiko's service. If you need a fun and memorable time in Tokyo, look for Makiko. I am honored to recommend her Makiko to others especially my friends. The next time we will visit Makiko, I will surely contact her as our guide. Thank you so much for your time, Makiko. Until we meet again.
Thanks Makiko for making our introduction to Tokyo such an excellent one! Makiko is very knowledgeable and was a perfect guide for an English speaking family with basically no Japanese language skills! We spent two half days being shown some of the many highlights around the city. We were able to organise the itinerary personally with many helpful suggestions to make the whole day go smoothly. With visits to Tsukiji, shrines, temples, parks and shopping, not to mention navigating the train system, these were so much easier with Makiko's local knowledge making all the difference. Thanks again for a wonderful start to our Tokyo holiday!