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Tour Guide - Masaki M.

Masaki M.

4.98 / 5
(159 reviews)
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Available Areas

Kyoto (Living)

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Languages

English

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Response Time

5 hours on average

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Tour Categories

Nature & Outdoor

About Tour Guide Masaki M.

Traveling can change the world

It's my passion to support you making some great memories in Kyoto and Japan.

I’m Masaki Mori. Please call me Makoon.

I was born in Japan and have lived in Vancouver, Canada for about 10 years.

I’m an experienced National Government Licensed Guide.

I’m also a guide trainer of a professional program organized by Kyoto city,

English teacher, translator, professional breakdancer, and father of two young kids.

I used to be a business planner in a manufacturing company. After working in the corporate world for 6 years, I made a decision to quit the company because I found a perfect job for myself: tour guide. I love my city Kyoto, and my mission now is to share this very unique city with people from all over the world.

I’d love to guide you to this city of 1200 years of history, share what I know about the modern and traditional, connect you to Japanese history and culture, take you to beautiful scenic locations, and help you making your trip UNFORGETTABLE!!

I conduct over 140 private tours a year, and proud to say close to 50% of my guests are either returning or by referral before COVID.

Please join my tour, I will only try my best for you to make great memories here in Japan.

See you soon.

Note: Seasonal price applies from Nov.15th to 30th, Mar. 15th to Apr. 20th, and Jun. 1st to Aug. 30th in 2020.

Upon request, I'm available to guide you in Tokyo, Hakone, and other cities in Japan!


Important

Available time varies daily.

Please complete your bookings 4days before the tour day. Otherwise, please send me a message.

Please note that we use public transportation for regular tours. If you need a private transportation, please contact me.

The guide is not responsible or liable for any damage or loss incurred by the travelers in connection with the Tour.

Note: Seasonal price applies from Nov.15th to 30th, Mar. 15th to Apr. 20th, and Jun. 15th to Aug. 16th in 2020.

Tours

Your very own Kyoto Tour!cover image

Your very own Kyoto Tour!

Kyoto
7 hours 30 min

This tour is the one and only for you. Kyoto was an ancient capital of Japan for over 1200 years. Embedded in centuries of history and culture, it offers too much to see in one visit. Here the ancient world is integrated with the modern. The phenomenal concentration of history and legend coexists with an equally phenomenal concentration of people busily going about their everyday life. Please tell me your interest, and I will make an itinerary exclusively for you!

FROM$414/ per group
Be a Monkey Experiencecover image

Be a Monkey Experience

Kyoto
5 hours

Tired of big cities and historic sites? Then how about surrounding yourself with wild monkeys in a beautiful mountain? In this monkey mountain, you can enjoy monkeys right beside you with no cages!! They would casually walk right by you. It takes about 15-20min. walking to get to the top of the mountain, where you can feed monkeys and enjoy the breathtaking view. There's no place like Monkey Mountain on Earth!! Beside the mountain, you can enjoy the famous Bamboo Forest and Togetsu Bridge!

FROM$295/ per group
Your very own Kyoto Tour! (Nov.15th - Nov.30th)cover image

Your very own Kyoto Tour! (Nov.15th - Nov.30th)

Kyoto
7 hours 30 min

This tour is the one and only for you. Kyoto was an ancient capital of Japan for over 1200 years. Embedded in centuries of history and culture, it offers too much to see in one visit. Here the ancient world is integrated with the modern. The phenomenal concentration of history and legend coexists with an equally phenomenal concentration of people busily going about their everyday life. Please tell me your interest, and I will make an itinerary exclusively for you!

FROM$578/ per group
Your very own Kyoto Tour!  (Mar.15th - Apr.25th)cover image

Your very own Kyoto Tour! (Mar.15th - Apr.25th)

Kyoto
7 hours 30 min

This tour is the one and only for you. Kyoto was an ancient capital of Japan for over 1200 years. Embedded in centuries of history and culture, it offers too much to see in one visit. Here the ancient world is integrated with the modern. The phenomenal concentration of history and legend coexists with an equally phenomenal concentration of people busily going about their everyday life. Please tell me your interest, and I will make an itinerary exclusively for you!

FROM$578/ per group
Be a Monkey!!  Experience (Nov.15th - 30th)cover image

Be a Monkey!!  Experience (Nov.15th - 30th)

Kyoto
5 hours

Tired of big cities and historic sites? Then how about surrounding yourself with wild monkeys in a beautiful mountain? In this monkey mountain, you can enjoy monkeys right beside you with no cages!! They would casually walk right by you. It takes about 15-20min. walking to get to the top of the mountain, where you can feed monkeys and enjoy the breathtaking view. There's no place like Monkey Mountain on Earth!! Beside the mountain, you can enjoy the famous Bamboo Forest and Togetsu Bridge!

FROM$413/ per group
Be a Monkey!!  Experience (Mar.15th - Apr.25th)cover image

Be a Monkey!!  Experience (Mar.15th - Apr.25th)

Kyoto
5 hours

Tired of big cities and historic sites? Then how about surrounding yourself with wild monkeys in a beautiful mountain? In this monkey mountain, you can enjoy monkeys right beside you with no cages!! They would casually walk right by you. It takes about 15-20min. walking to get to the top of the mountain, where you can feed monkeys and enjoy the breathtaking view. There's no place like Monkey Mountain on Earth!! Beside the mountain, you can enjoy the famous Bamboo Forest and Togetsu Bridge!

FROM$413/ per group

Masaki M. Japan Tour Reviews

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Joseph J.

5 / 5
Feb 22, 2024

Feb. 16th Arashiyama Half Day

Kyoto
4 hours

Customized

Only way to experience Kyoto!!

Makoon exceeded all expectations as our Kyoto tour guide. His meticulously crafted itinerary elevated our experience, providing not just a tour but an immersive learning journey. Makoon's attention to historical detail showcased his authenticity and dedication to ensuring the best possible experience in Kyoto. The culinary adventure with him offered a genuine taste of Japanese culture, highlighting Kyoto specialties. Saying goodbye was bittersweet, as Makoon is not just a guide but a forever friend. Highly recommend him for an unforgettable Kyoto experience. Okini for the cherished memories! We will be back soon

Joseph J.

I don't even know what to say after reading your wonderful, thoughtful, and generous review. We really enjoyed the mix of everything, fun, in depth conversation, history and culture, Pokemon, those meatballs... Again, I sincerely appreciate all the things I got to experience with you. Your kind words only motivate me to improve as a guide! Sincerely looking forward to seeing you again!!

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Joseph J.

5 / 5
Feb 22, 2024

Your very own Kyoto Tour!

Kyoto
7 hours 30 min

Only way to experience Kyoto!!

Makoon exceeded all expectations as our Kyoto tour guide. His meticulously crafted itinerary elevated our experience, providing not just a tour but an immersive learning journey. Makoon's attention to historical detail showcased his authenticity and dedication to ensuring the best possible experience in Kyoto. The culinary adventure with him offered a genuine taste of Japanese culture, highlighting Kyoto specialties. Saying goodbye was bittersweet, as Makoon is not just a guide but a forever friend. Highly recommend him for an unforgettable Kyoto experience. Okini for the cherished memories! We will be back soon

Joseph J.

I don't even know what to say after reading your wonderful, thoughtful, and generous review. We really enjoyed the mix of everything, fun, in depth conversation, history and culture, Pokemon, those meatballs... Again, I sincerely appreciate all the things I got to experience with you. Your kind words only motivate me to improve as a guide! Sincerely looking forward to seeing you again!!

Excellent guided day in Kyoto with Masaki aka Makoon !

Makoon is a wonderful guide of Kyoto with deep knowledge of the history and popular culture. We enjoyed our time with him very much. Especially the visit to the zen temple and Ishari shrine!

Amy U.

I can't appreciate enough for your generous review. It was a pleasure to welcome guests from my second home! I'm glad we could talk about a wide variety of things in different places. That sun light in the zen temple was a magic. Sincerely looking forward to seeing you again, maybe in Canada next time!