Makiko N.

4.88(81) reviews
 

Available Areas

Saitama, Tokyo (Living), Kamakura, Hakone, Nikko, Yokohama

 

Languages

English

 

Response Time

0 days on average

 

Availability Updated

2 days ago

 

About

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.

Qualification:

JSA Sake Diploma International

JSA Wine Expert

SSI International Kikisake-shi (sake sommelier)

Tours

Tokyo Private One-day Tour

Tokyo
8 hours

Tokyo is a beautiful, unique and exciting city. It has various kinds of charms of both traditional and modern aspects. This is a customized tour just for you. I listed popular places to visit below. Please let me know 3 - 4 places you would like to visit. I will make your itinerary and I may suggest some places that you might be interested in.

FROM$310/ per group

Tokyo Private Half-day Tour

Tokyo
4 hours 30 min

Tokyo is a beautiful, unique and exciting city. It has various kinds of charms of both traditional and modern aspects. This is a customized tour just for you. I listed popular places to visit below. Please let me know 2 places you would like to visit. I will make your itinerary and I may suggest some places that you might be interested in.

FROM$179/ per group

Nikko One-day Highlight Tour

Nikko
7 hours

Nikko is best known for its vast and rich nature as well as many famous sightseeing spots, including historical shrines and temples which are registered as World Heritage sites. As Nikko used to be the sacred land of mountain worship, many people visit the place for its distinctive mystical atmosphere.

FROM$350/ per group

Kamakura One-day Highlight Tour

Kamakura
8 hours

Kamakura is one of the most popular tourist destination from Tokyo. Kamakura was prospered as Japan's first feudal capital (from 1185 to 1333). There are many temples, shrines and other historical places. We visit some of the most popular places in Kamakura.

FROM$298/ per group

Hakone One-day Highlight Tour

Hakone
7 hours

Hakone is one of the most popular destination from Tokyo with rich nature, hot spring, historical spots and interesting museums. You can enjoy the great nature and culture. You may be able to see Mt. Fuji if the weather is good. The places I listed in an itinerary are popular places for the first visitors. I will make an itinerary according to your interest.

FROM$350/ per group

Reviews

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Alisa T.

Jan 24, 2023

Amazing Guide & Unique and Personal Tokyo Tour

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.

Makiko N.

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

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Marco C.

Nov 12, 2022

Makiko was amazing!!

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.

Makiko N.

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

Kayla F.

Nov 7, 2022

Amazing, Book Makiko!!

She really listened to what we were interested in and customized the tour. So generous with her knowledge.

Makiko N.

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

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Jennifer F.

Oct 26, 2022

Great half day in Tokyo

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.

Makiko N.

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