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Licensed Guide
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$ 34 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
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Last updated: 3 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Hakone , Yokohama , Nikko , Saitama

Languages English ( License )

(38) Reviews
Hourly rate 34 USD Price up to 4 people
( Max : 6 People )
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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.

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The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

1 Person
Up to 4 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $31.15 $33.82 $4.45
4 Hours $124.60 $135.28 $17.80
8 Hours $249.20 $270.56 $35.60

* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 6 maximum

Private Tours

Tokyo Private One-day Tour

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7h $ 218

Kamakura One-day Highlight Tour

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9h $ 304 up to 4 people

Tokyo Private Half-day Tour

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4h $ 125

Nikko One-day Highlight Tour

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8h $ 338 up to 4 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

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

Starting and ending points of the tour.

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.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

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.

Can I add more people to my booking?

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.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

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.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

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.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date , there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date , there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 38 )
Elisabeth Elisabeth Australia ( Solo )
1 week ago

“ Excellent tour guiide ”

I had a wonderful day with Makiko. She was flexible, very knowledgeable and easy to communicate with. Makiko gave me a good grounding for the rest of my stay in Tokyo, Thank you. I would highly recommend Mikiko as your guide around Tokyo.


Thank you very much for a great review. Grad to hear you enjoyed my tour. I really had a lovely time with you. Hope you had a wonderful time for the rest of your stay in Japan. Hope to see you again! Makiko

Kimberly Kimberly United States ( Couple )
2 weeks ago

“ Top of the line ”

Our day with Makiko was excellent. She listened to what our passions were in the planning stages. She was flexible with options on the day of...to keep us on the time schedule we needed. She is charming, intuitive and knowledgeable in many topics including arts, culture, history and multiple areas of the country. It was a friendly relaxed day. I cannot rate her high enough. EXCELLENT!!!


Thank you very much for such a wonderful review with five stars! So happy to hear you enjoyed my tour. I really had a great time with both of you. I had a lovely time to talk about many things, such as arts, films, musicals and intersting places to visit all over the world. You gave me lots of idea. Thank you so much! Hope to see you again. Please come back to Tokyo in different season. Warmest regards to Todd. Makiko

Richard Richard Canada ( Couple )
3 weeks ago

“ Good tour of shrine temple and garden ”

Overall was a good tour. Thought we would get a better understanding of Japanese history and culture to get better perspective.


Thank you for taking time to write a review. It was a pleasure to be a guide for you and Mark. Such a nice couple you are. I did my best to make your day enjoyable one. I am sorry if my explanation about history and culture was not good enough for your expectations. Please accept my apologies for not fully satisfying you. I will take your remarks to provide better services. Warm regards to Mark. Makiko

kenneth Kenneth Australia ( Family )
3 weeks ago

“ Excellent tour guide ”

Travelling with kids is a challenge, especially when travelling with toddlers who are energetic and inquisitive. Thanks to Makiko for accommodating our needs during our tour in Tokyo. Makiko managed it well for us to enjoy both outdoor & indoor activities. She made sure the locations are kids friendly and looked after the needs of our little ones. We definitely found our trip enjoyable with Makiko and we highly recommend her!


Thank you very much for your great review! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed my tour. I totally understand your situations as I was exactly same when my daughter was small. Your are great parents! I loved your kids. They were so well behaved and so cute. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay. Please come back and spend more time in Japan, maybe in different season. My warmest regards to your beautiful family. Makiko

Effie Effie Australia ( Family )
3 weeks ago

“ Visit to Pokemon Centre at Sunshine City, Nakano Broadway and Akihabara ”

Makiko was an excellent guide and was very happy to accommodate the needs of my family. Makiko was punctual in meeting us at our hotel. We visited many stores in the Pokemon Centre, Nakano Broadway and Akihabara and then took us to the Owl Cafe to experience a very special interaction with some owls. Thank you very much Makiko for your time today. My husband, daughter and I thank you wholeheartedly for this memorable day.


Thank you very much for such a wonderful review! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed a day with me. I really had a lovely time to spend with you and your family. Hope you enjoyed Owl cafe. Hope you had some rest after busy day. Look forward to meeting you soon!