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
We hit the ground running after arriving in Tokyo from a direct flight that morning. We cannot recommend Makayla highly enough as a tour guide for her thoughtfulness in providing detailed instructions on catching the right train to the meeting point to taking things slower when we needed to. We had a fantastic tour of Tokyo and Makayla is a knowledgeable guide but also a great person who is flexible on the day to changing the itinerary if needed. Our tour exceeded our expectations. Want to give more stars
- 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.