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¥‎ 3,800 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
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Cities where I can guide: Tokyo , Kamakura , Hakone , Yokohama , Nikko , Saitama

Languages English ( License )

(57) Reviews
Hourly rate 3,800 JPY 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 ¥‎3,500 ¥‎3,800 ¥‎500
4 Hours ¥‎14,000 ¥‎15,200 ¥‎2,000
8 Hours ¥‎28,000 ¥‎30,400 ¥‎4,000

* 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 ¥‎ 24,500

Nikko One-day Highlight Tour

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8h ¥‎ 38,000 up to 4 people

Tokyo Private Half-day Tour

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4h ¥‎ 14,000

Kamakura One-day Highlight Tour

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9h ¥‎ 34,200 up to 4 people

Hakone One-day Highlight Tour

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8h ¥‎ 38,000 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 ( 57 )
Giuseppe Giuseppe Italy ( Solo )
9 hours ago

“ Wonderful day in Tokyo ”

Yes I was lucky... nice weather, not so many people and the antique market just opened today, but I would never had such beautiful experience without the help of Makiko. In a few hours I have visited so many interesting places and had so many new experiences.. the fish market (the big tuna cut was amazing..), the antique market, the temples, the local food... everything perfect. I left Tokyo knowing that I still have a lot to discover and sure I’ll be back. Thank you Makiko!


Thank you so much for a wonderful review! I am happy to hear you enjoyed my tour. I had a lovely time with you. We went to quite many places and experienced a lot. It was such a fun to talk about lots of things. One day is not enough to explore Tokyo. Please come back sometime with your family and hope to meet you again. Have a great day tomorrow.

Linda Linda United States ( Couple )
11 hours ago

“ Tokyo Highlights ”

We had an amazing time with Makiko. She was very knowledgeable, professional, and fun. She communicated with us several times in the weeks leading up to our tour. I had a few ideas of what we wanted to see and she incorporated those into other popular and traditional places to visit. She made sure we ate at a place that accommodated everyone’s tastes. Makiko is fluent in English and very easy to understand. We were with her for a full day and she providesd us with ideas for our remaining days in Tokyo. Tour was very fairly priced. Great experience!!


Thank you very much for a great review! Glad to hear you enjoyed my tour. I had a wonderful time to spend with all of you and talked about many things! It was pleasure to be your guide in Tokyo. Hope you can come back sometime and meet again, maybe in spring? My best regards to Joe, David and Debra.

Samuel Sina Samuel United States ( Family with kids )
1 month ago

“ Amazing Tokyo with Makiko ”

I’ve been in Tokyo at least a dozen times for business purposes and recently decided decided to take some time to visit the “insider Tokyo” and Makiko did a fantastic job. From visiting a little known but amazing temple to hidden sake bar. Very professional and impeccable English highly recommend


Thank you very much for a wonderful review! It was a pleasure to be your guide. I am glad to hear you enjoyed my tour. I had a lovely time with you to talk about many things. You knew a lot about Japan, especially, Japanese food culture. I am happy you enjoyed sake! Hope to see you sometime soon. Thank you again. Makiko

Daynelis Daynelis Cuba ( Solo )
1 month ago

“ Fish market , te ceremony , garden , temple , shopping ”

She is the best


Thank you very much for a lovely review with 5 stars! It was a gret pleasure to be your guide today. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. Makiko

Dan Dan United States ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ Nikko day trip from Tokyo- fantastic ”

Makiko met us at the train station in Tokyo. Her English was excellent and easy to understand. Before our trip she communicated with us months and weeks in advance to clarify and coordinate the trip and to help tailor it to our wishes. When we met her, she was very warm and welcoming. She kept us on schedule, planning for purchasing return tickets in advance (lucky for us as trains were sold out and people were even trying to buy our tickets)! Makiko guided us from location to location with fun and charm, and made our visit and experience all the more magical. We 100 percent recommend a day trip to Nikko and 500 percent recommend Makiko as your guide!


Thank you very much for a wonderful review! It was a great pleasure to be your guide. Such a lovely time to spend with both of you. Thank you for showing beautiful pictures. They were very special! We were lucky for everything on the day. I was happy to show you beautiful autumn leaves in Nikko. I appreciated your respect to our culture. Both of you are very positive for everything, it made me so happy. Hope to see you sometime again. Have a nice and relax time for the rest of your holiday. My warmest regards to Carlos.