Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Yokohama-Japan by Tour Guide Makiko N. (Guide #31237)


Philip Caplin

United Kingdom
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Tour: #509146, Tokyo Private One-day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 17/20

Our group from the UK was looked after amazingly by Makiko. During a hard period where not many tourists around. She made the tour informative and enjoyable. Thank you for everything and advise everyone to use Makiko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for a great review! So happy to hear you enjoyed my tour. I had a lovely time with all of you. Thank you for coming to Japan in a difficult time. Have a wonderful time for the rest of your stay in Japan. Hope to see you again! Makiko

Mel Lifshitz

United States
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Tour: #746011, Hakone One-day Highlight Tour, Hakone, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 26/19

Not very informative. Left a lot to be desired. But was still better than having nobody.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am sorry you were not satisfied my tour. I tried hard to give you an information about spots. However, it was difficult to talk to you as you were talking only with your sons or on the phone. I wish I could have talked as I knew the area well and experienced in touring. The itinerary was perfectly completed and we did even more. I am sorry I could not get a discounted price for a car. It was the best offer which I tried hard to get for you. I trust I did my best to deliver a tour under the circumstances

Diana Polsfuss

United States
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Tour: #509146, Tokyo Private One-day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 22/19

We are so happy that we set up a private tour with Makiko for our 36 hour layover. Not only was she very accommodating to our requests on the things we wanted to fit in during our visit but she was also very knowledgable on the history and traditions of their country. Makiko made our short visit to Tokyo a very enjoyable and memorable experience. She is very friendly, speaks very good english, I would highly recommend reaching out to Makiko to help you with your upcoming tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for a wonderful review! So happy to hear you enjoyed my tour. It was a great pleasure to be a guide for such a nice family. I had a great time with all of you to talk about several things. Hope to meet again! Please come back in different season. I would be happy to be your guide again. My best regards to Gary and Isabella. Makiko

Jorge Rendon

Mexico
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Tour: #509146, Tokyo Private One-day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 20/19

Wonderful time with makiko in tokyo

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for a wonderful review with 5 stars! Glad to hear you had a good time with me for 2 days in Tokyo. I had a lovely time with you and your family. Have a great time for the rest of your vacation. Hope to meet again. My warm regards to your family. Makiko

Jorge Rendon

Mexico
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Tour: #509146, Tokyo Private One-day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 19/19

My rating is 5 stars . Wonderfull time in tokyo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for a great review! The rating was amended, thank you! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed my tour. Hope to see you again! My best regards to everyone in your family. Makiko

Susan Harlan

United States
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Tour: #509146, Tokyo Private One-day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 26/19

We had a wonderful day with Makiko. We was felxible with our itinery and we were able to see many of the important sites we wished to see via public transportation (Imperial Palace, Akasaka, Shibuya, etc). She gave us the perfect amount of information at each site! We also enjoyed a delicious soba lunch with her in Akasaka. Would definitely spend the day with Makiko again when back in Tokyo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for a wonderful review with 5 stars! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed a day with me. I had a lovely time with you and your family. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in Japan. Hope to see you again! My warm regards to Greg, Ty nad Jack. Makiko

Tommy Gravett

Melbourne, FL, United States
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Tour: #509160, Tokyo Private Half-day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 22/19

Makiko is an exceptional guide. We loved every minute with Makiko in our 1 1/2 days with her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for submitting a great review so promptly. So happy to hear you enjoyed my tour for 2 days. Have a wonderful time for the rest of your trip! My warm regards to Ron, Gary and Janet. Makiko

Tommy Gravett

Melbourne, FL, United States
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Tour: #509146, Tokyo Private One-day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 21/19

Maikiko was excellent. We had planned 1 1/2 days with private car. She arranged a unique lunch experience and arranged touring around rain. Her recommendation of the Edo-Tokyo Museum was a highlight of our time spent together. We would have never thought to see such a fascination museum of Tokyo's history. Thank you very much Makiko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for a wonderful review! Glad to hear you enjoyed the museum. Touring by a car is very efficient and comfortable, especially in rainy day. It was such a pleasure to be your guide for 2 days in Tokyo. I enjoyed to hear your travel experience. You have been so many places! Have a wonderful time on a cruise! Hope to see you again. Makiko

Jo Dawson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #509146, Tokyo Private One-day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 3/19

A perfect introduction to Tokyo! Makiko struck the right balance between seeing as many of the highlights of Tokyo with some very very good lunch recommendations and good insight into local history and culture She is a charming woman with excellent english and a great understanding and appreciation o the culture of Japan Thoroughly recommend her as a guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for posting a wonderful review so quickly. It means a lot to me! so happy to hear you enjoyed a day with me. Such a lovely time to spend with both of you. Hope to see you again! Please come back in deferrent season. My warm regards to Andy, Makiko

John Di Giacomo

Australia
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Tour: #509146, Tokyo Private One-day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 29/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very mcuh for a five star rating! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed my tour. I had a lovely time with you. Hope to see you again.

Heather Meyer

Barbados
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Tour: #509160, Tokyo Private Half-day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 22/19

Makiko is an exceptional guide. We loved our half day with her. We escaped the typhoon by going to a fascinating museum in the morning and when the weather cleared still managed to see some of the sights. We particularly enjoyed the soba shop she took us to for lunch and the sake cave/ shop. Both great additional experiences! Great guide! Thank you Makiko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very mcuh for wonderful review! I am so happy to hear you had a good day with me. I really had a lovely time with both of you to talk about many things. Hope to see you again! My warm regards to Adrian.

Pinchas (Pinky) Sareli

South Africa
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Tour: #512234, Kamakura One-day Highlight Tour, Kamakura, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 20/19

We spent a couple of days with Makiko N.-one day in Tokyo and one day in Nikko! She is an excellent and very knowledgeable guide, very warm person that looked after us like her family! She made the trip to Nikko memorable! We love you Makiko Grading-5/5

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for a wonderful review! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed my tour to Nikko. We were very lucky for everything except the traffic jam... It was such an enjoyable day for me, too. I miss you! Hope to see you again! My warm regards to Esther. Makiko

Pinchas (Pinky) Sareli

South Africa
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Tour: #509146, Tokyo Private One-day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 19/19

Makiko N is a fantastic guide-warm, knowledgeable and extremely helpful! Our trip to Nikko was memorable! We love you Makiko! Grading-5/5

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for a great review with five stars! It was such a plesure to be your guide in Tokyo. I had a lovley time with you and your wife. Such a nice couple! Thank you again for your generousity. Makiko

Christoph R.

Germany
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Tour: #509160, Tokyo Private Half-day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 15/19

We had a very interesting and pleasant tour. It exceeded our expectations. Makiko was very flexible in adapting and pacing the tour to our needs. Her English is excellent and even though we are not native English speakers it was always easy to communicate. We do private tours regularly and Makiko is clearly among the best guides we ever had. She always paid attention to us rather than trying to getting her tour done, which is what differentiates an excellent from a mediocre tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very mcuh for wonderful review! I am so happy to hear you had a good day with me. I really had a lovely time with both of you to talk about your travel experience and your family. Have a great time for the rest of your time in Japan. Hope to meet you again in Germany or New Zealand! Makiko

Kevin Beeston

United Kingdom
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Tour: #509146, Tokyo Private One-day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 11/19

Makiko was a very friendly and knowledgeable guide with excellent English. We enjoyed our Tokyo tour and also had a very special local sushi experience at a tiny sushi restaurant only known by locals. Thank you Makita

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for a great review with five stars! So happy to hear you enjoyend my tour in Tokyo. I really had a lovely time with you and your son. How did you enjoy the game of JapanxScotland? I was so glad the game was not canceled. Have a wonderful time for the rest of your stay in Japan. Hope to see you again! My warm regards to Lloyd. Makiko

Auburn King

United States
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Tour: #509160, Tokyo Private Half-day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 10/19

Makiko epitomizes a professional tour guide. Not only does her knowledge of Tokyo include deep cultural and social insights, but her ease of relating this information enhances the experience. She obviously takes great pride in her profession, shows warm interpersonal skills, and guides the tourist effortlessly. The flexibility she offered on itinerary was appreciated. Taking us to a top line sake shop and a quaint lunch spot was just as pleasing as being privy to her expertise. What a great day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for a wonderful review with five stars! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed my tour in Tokyo. I had a lovely time with both of you. Have a great time for the rest of your stay in Tokyo and on the cruise ship. Hope to see you sometime again! My warm regards to Brent. Makiko

John Armstrong

United States
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Tour: #509160, Tokyo Private Half-day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 2/19

We had a wonderful tour with Makiko. My wife and I, both 75, saw the Imperial Palace East Gardens, Meiji Shrine and Nezu museum. Makiko was very knowledgeable on all three sites and very easily navigated us on public transportation. She has traveled a lot and so had we and we had great conversations comparing where we have been. She is an excellent spokesperson and her love of Japan and what it offered was very evident. Makiko is quite personable and we highly recommend her as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for a wonderful reveiw! It was a great pleasure to be your guide in Tokyo. I really enjoyed spending time with both of you. Such a nice couple! Hope you had a good time for the rest of your trip in Japan. Hope to see you again! My warm regards to Pat. Makiko

Sidney F.

93277, United States
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Tour: #509160, Tokyo Private Half-day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 30/19

We had a terrific day with Makiko. She customized our tour to synchronize perfectly with our requests which were communicated to her. She is energetic and informative. We would use her again if we returned to Japan as her fund of knowledge seems so deep.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for a wonderful review! Glad to hear you enjoyed a day with me. I had a lovely time with all of you. It was such a pleasure to be your guide. Have a great time for the rest of your vacation. Hope to see you sometime somewhere again! Makiko

Gerald Mack

United States
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Tour: #509160, Tokyo Private Half-day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 28/19

Makiko is a delightful woman and great way to be introduced to Tokyo. We were able to customize the tour and go at a pace that was comfortable for us (we had just arrived the day before, so still had jetlag). Besides the sights we saw, Makiko was able to share Japanese culture and customs, teach us how to use the subway system and introduce us to Japanese cuisine. She was so easy to talk to, and by the time we parted, we felt like we had made a new friend. We would definitely recommend her to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for a great review with five stars! Glad you had a good time with me. I really enjoyed to spend time with you. It was such a pleasure to be you guide in Tokyo. Hope you had a wonderful time in Japan. Please come back in differnet season. Hope to see you again! My warm regards to Lynn. Makiko

John Blackley

United Kingdom
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Tour: #509160, Tokyo Private Half-day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 20/19

Makiko was a fantastic guide . She was charming , spoke excellent English , extremely knowledgable & took us to all places we asked and more . She gave us excellent advice for our onward journeys in Japan We would highly recommend her . services

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for a wonderful review! Glad to hear you enjoyed a day with me. I had a lovely time with you. It was such a pleasure to be your guide for your special trip. Enjoy rugby games and trip to all over Japan! Hope to see you sometime again! Makiko

David F.

Canada
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Tour: #509160, Tokyo Private Half-day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 17/19

6 of us travelled with Makiko for 5 hours and had a wonderful time. At her recommendation, we travelled through the Tsukiji Fish market , Hama-Rikyu Gardens, took the water bus down the river , and ended at the Sensoji Temple. She was delightful, outgoing and filled with little historical tidbits which she shared freely with us. She spoke flawless, conversational English and really went that extra mile to take care of us . Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for a great review! So happy to hear you had a good time with me. I had a lovely time with all of you to talk about several things. It was such a pleasure to be your guide. Have a wonderful time for the cruise trip. Hope to see you again! Makiko

Robyn McDade

Australia
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Tour: #509146, Tokyo Private One-day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 12/19

Makiko was a friendly and knowledgeable guide with excellent English. She was flexible and her recommendations were great. We thoroughly enjoyed our day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for a great review! I am so happy to know you enjoyed my tour. I had a lovely time with all of you. Have a wonderful time for the rest of your stay in Japan. Hope to see sometime again!

Mary Katz

United States
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Tour: #509146, Tokyo Private One-day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 3/19

Setting foot in a country that had been highly recommended to me for years, I knew I needed to have a guide the very first day in Japan. Maikiko warmly greeted us at our hotel lobby and we were off touring around Tokyo. She brought us to interesting highlights, ate good food, learned about Japanese culture and had an enjoyable first day in Tokyo. I recommend Maikiko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for a great review! Glad to hear you enjoyed my tour. Hope you had a good time for the rest of your stay in Japan. Hope to see you sometime again! Makiko

Michael Binette

Canada
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Tour: #509160, Tokyo Private Half-day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 12/19

Makiko was really everything a guide should be; knowledgeable, fun, interesting & interested and very flexible with both the planned visits and schedule. We changed our plans early in the tour as she recognized our interest in less touristic sights and despite uncooperative weather we saw and experienced Tokyo exactly as we wanted including a super funky cafe. We could not have been more pleased with the time spent with her and with absolutely no hesitation would recommend her as a guide. Thanks, Makiko

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for a great review, Michael! So happy to hear you enjoyed a day with me. I really had a lovely time with both of you. It was a pleasure to be your guide for your special trip. Hope to see you sometime again! Have a fantastic time for the rest of your stay in Japan. Thank you again! Makiko

Kevin Folzenlogen

United States
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Tour: #509146, Tokyo Private One-day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 4/19

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games! Better book Makiko if you want an expert guide who knows how to navigate, and plan your day wisely based on your requirements and interests. Makiko was was waiting for us as we stepped off the train and took us on a exiting tour of Tokyo. We appreciated her knowledge and willingness to tailor the day according to our needs!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for a wonderful review! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed my tour. I truly had a lovely time with both of you. It was a great pleasure to be your guide in Tokyo. Hope to see you sometime somewhere again! My warm regards to Leonard, Makiko

Carmella Crucillo

Philippines
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Tour: #509160, Tokyo Private Half-day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 21/19

We enjoyed our half day tour with Makiko a lot. She's a great guide and very considerate of our preferences. I would love to do another tour with her again. Highly recommended : )

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for a great review! It was such a pleasure to be your guide. I had a lovely time with your mother and sister. Hope you had a good time for the rest of your days in Tokyo. Hope to see you sometime soon!

Stephen Meadow

United States
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Tour: #509160, Tokyo Private Half-day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 7/19

My wife and I used Makiko for a half-day tour in Tokyo and she was fantastic! She truly is such a cool lady with a great sense of humor and is an excellent guide. Specifically, she was very open minded and willing to customize the tour for what suits us, including what locations we wanted to visit and how much (or how little) time we wanted to spend in each spot. Her English is perfect and she is a very warm person who we learned a lot from and enjoyed spending time with. Highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for such a great review! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed a day with me. I really had a lovely time with you and your wife to talk about several subjects. Hope you had a wonderful time in Japan. Hope to see you sometime again. My warm regards to Jodi, Makiko

Troy Houlder

Grimshaw, ALBERTA, Canada
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Tour: #509146, Tokyo Private One-day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 30/19

Makiko was kind and accommodating. Her knowledge of Tokyo was extensive and she was able to tell us much history of each place we visited. She was very patient in teaching us how to navigate the city using local transportation. As we didn't give her any suggested itinerary, she put something together on the spot and we had a wonderful day. We were so glad that we chose Mikako as our guide and would highly recommend her to others visiting Tokyo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for a great review! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed a day with me. I had a lovely time with you and your family. It was very interesting for me to talk with several subjects. Have a wonderful time for the rest of your stay in Japan. Hope to see you again! Makiko

Jai Shekhawat

United States
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Tour: #509146, Tokyo Private One-day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 16/19

I am in Japan for two weeks with my two sons age 21 and 16. Makiko was our guide all day for our very first full day in Tokyo. She was excellent. Very knowledgeable and friendly. She showed us quite a few points of interest and was always flexible in adjusting to what we wanted to see. I will happily recommend her to any visitor to Tokyo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for a great review! So happy to hear you enjoyed my tour. I really had a lovely time with you and your sons. Hope you had a nice days in Tokyo. Have a wonderful time for the rest of your stay in Japan. Hope to see you again! Makiko

Greetje Debo

Belgium
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Tour: #509160, Tokyo Private Half-day Tour, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 11/19

We have really enjoyed today's guided tour of Tokyo in the company of Makiko. She came to pick us up at our hotel very punctually. We jointly decided which points of interest to visit. Makiko is extremely knowledgeable. We got to know interesting information and details on all of the places of interest we visited. We had a great Japanse lunch in a restaurant recommanded by Makiko. In all, we spent a wonderful time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for a wonderful review with 5 stars! So glad to hear you enjoyed today. I had a lovely time with you to talk about lots of subjects! Have a great time for the rest of stay in Tokyo. Hope to see you again somewhere in future. My warm regards to Stephan. Makiko


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