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Private tour guide Masaki

Masaki M.

Kyoto, Japan

Hi! I'm Masaki. 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 100 private tours a year, and proud to say about 30% of my guests are either returning or by referral in 2018.

Please join my tour, I will only try my best for you to make great memory here in Kyoto.
See you soon.


National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter (EN00519)
Itinerary Control Manager


I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

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Your Kyoto Private Tour


Explore Kyoto in your own way on this Full Day Tour

453 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

7 hours 30 min.

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Be a Monkey Tour!!


Enjoy wild monkeys and nature walk with a private guide

300 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

5 hours

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Your Kyoto: Half Day


Explore Kyoto in your own way on this 4 hours Half Day Tour

252 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

4 hours

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