Saitama, Tokyo (Living), Kamakura, Hakone, Nikko, Yokohama
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2 days ago
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 love cooking, eating and drinking. I am foodie and am qualified as a sake sommelier and a wine expert. 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.
JSA Sake Diploma International
JSA Wine Expert
SSI International Kikisake-shi (sake sommelier)
We were so fortunate and happy to find Makiko. She led an amazing and personal tour of Tokyo that made us feel welcome and gave us a great foundation for the rest of our trip to Tokyo (and Japan). We were able to take in the sights with a knowledgeable and wonderful guide. The half-day we spent with Makiko made us feel like we covered a great deal, helped get a great feel for the City, and did not feel rushed at all. Her "touch" stretched beyond the few hours we spent together into the rest of the trip, as she gave great recommendations to other sights, parts of Tokyo, and restaurants, and introduced us to an amazing Sake tasting! I am going to recommend her to all my friends that travel to Tokyo.
Thank you so much for a wonderful review, Alisa! I am very happy to hear you enjoyed my tour. I had a lovely time with both of you. Such a nice couple! Hope you had a great time for the rest of your stay in Japan. I am more than happy to do a tour to your freinds. Hope to see you again! Makiko
We spent a whole day with Makiko and it was a great time. She was so flexible in arranging our tour, and spent a lot of time explaining us about the culture and how to best respect the locations. We had an amazing lunch with some Soba and we headed to other places. Overall it was great and very accommodating.
Thank you so much for a great review! Glad to hear you enjoyed my tour. I had a lovely time with all of you. Hope you had a wonderful time for the rest of your trip. Hope to meet you again! Makiko
She really listened to what we were interested in and customized the tour. So generous with her knowledge.
Thank you so much for a great review with 5 stars! Happy to hear you enjoyed a day with me. I had a lovely time with all of you. Please come back in defferent season. Have a wonderful time for the rest of your stay in Japan. Hope to see you again! Makiko
Makiko speaks very good English. She was very flexible in accommodating our plans. She was very punctual, friendly and easy to speak to. She even took us to a market and recommended food items as well as gifts to take home. I would for sure call her again when we return to Tokyo in a future trip.
Thank you so much for a great review! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed my tour. I had a lovely time with you. We visited quite many places for even a short time. Hope you can visit again, maybe in cherry blossom season? Hope to see you again. Makiko