Maki Aizawa provides fully customized tours of Japan.

She is passionate about ensuring that every trip is meaningful and enriching to each participant. She is committed to her belief that her clients will have profound and unique experiences throughout the tours.

After a planning phase that includes detailed conversations with prospective clients, Maki tailors each tour to the specific interests of the traveler/s. For example, tours could have a master focus on “art,” “architecture”, or “cuisine” but could include nature walks and hiking, excursions or stays at temples, shrines and farms, visits with master craftspeople, or really any special interest or activity that is of interest.  As co-founder of the non-profit Sonoma Cultural Exchange, Maki has developed and cultivated relationships with renowned Japanese artists that further expand the opportunities for cross-cultural artistic and personal experiences.

During the tour, Maki provides language and cultural translation, as well as all logistics, allowing you to relax and enjoy the experience.

To discuss your vision for a private tour or personal trip, and receive a quotation, please contact Maki at