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Makayla S.

Tokyo, Japan

Hello! My name is Makayla. For me, being a tour guide combines two things that I enjoy: travel and connecting with people.

I love meeting new people and exploring places with my clients. I offer tours both in Tokyo and it's country-side that will give you an opportunity to see Japan from a new angle.

Japan has been my home for more than 30 years. To me my host country is a unique place of contrasts, where the traditional and modern walk hand in hand. It's a country of ancient temples and sky reaching high-rises, of tranquil gardens and busy city streets. It is my pleasure to help others experience the charm of Japan through the unique perspective of a local, who also happens to be a westerner.

I was one of the first Tokyo guides of ToursByLocals - I worked for the company until 2010. In that year I left for Santa Fe, New Mexico to pursue a degree in education. While there I continued to work as a guide with a local tour company. Now that I am back to Japan, I am ready to resume guiding foreign visitors here and assist them in having the best and most authentic Japan experience. My tours are flexible and can be customized to meet your particular needs so don't hesitate to contact me with special requirements.

I am looking forward to hear from you!

A Recent Review of this guide

Excellent tour guide, very personable and knowledgeable. Adjusted the tour as we went according to our interests as she got to know us better. Made an excellent restaurant recommendation for us which both suited our tastes and offered great food.
John Journee

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- I have a Master's Degree in Science and a degree in early Childhood Education.
- I am also licensed teacher.


I am not a driver, and cannot offer driving tours.

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Tokyo in a Day - A Private Tour

Visit Tokyo's most famous places in just one day

420 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours 30 min.

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Half Day Private Tour of Tokyo's Yanaka,...

Get a taste of what daily life in Tokyo is like with this half-day,...

275 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

4 hours

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Private Tokyo Shopping Tour

A day tour taylor-made to meet all your shopping needs

250 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

5 hours

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Hanami - Private Cherry Blossom Viewing,...


Enjoy viewing the sakuras, Japan's most beloved and revered trees

270 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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Private Cherry Blossoms Viewing by Sumida,...


Enjoy viewing the blooming cherry trees while strolling down the banks,...

270 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

4 hours

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