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City Tokyo
Meeting Point JR Chuo line Kokubunji Station ( 25 minutes from Shinjuku )
Ending Point JR Chuo line Kokubunji Station ( 25 minutes from Shinjuku )
Departure 11:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 4h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 6


105.60 USD

total price

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick-up. 35.20 USD
Kimono upgrading. 26.40 USD

What to Expect

・Enjoy Traditional Boxed lunch or casual style sushi ,Temakizushi .
・Try Japanese Casual style Kimono
・Taste Japanese Green tea and Sweets
・Take a walk to the beautiful Japanese garden nearby

In this course , you can enjoy various Japanese culture in an at-home atmosphere .
As for lunch , you can put variety of dishes into a traditional style lunch box by yourself .
Then , it's time to enjoy the boxed lunch served with miso soup and rice . If you have any allergy , please tell me when you book . For sushi lover, You can enjoy at home style Temakizushi instead of
boxed lunch. It's easy to make but good to eat with no technique. It'll be served with miso soup as
well as boxed lunch.
After the lunch , you can try casual style Kimono .You'll definitely find an exotic yourself .
Now you'll taste Japanese sweets and green tea prepared by authentic way .
After you master how to drink green tea , let's go for a walk in Kimono .
You'll take a walk nearby beautiful Japanese garden , "Tonogayato Teien " .
There are seasonal flowers , blossoms , bamboo grove , clear stream and so on .
It'll take you only 30 minutes to walk around , still you can appreciate its beauty and tranquillity .
Of course , there are so many scenic points to take pictures .
I'm sure you can get the best shot there .
After changing clothes , I'll take you to the Kokubunji Station .

What‘s included

guide fee , lunch , green tea , sweets , Tonogayato teien fee , Kimono fee

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick-up. 35.20 USD
Kimono upgrading. 26.40 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

I don't want to wear a Kimono. Is there any discount ?

Yes , I'll discount you 4,000 yen / person .

Halal food available ?

I'm afraid, I can't .
I'm still learning it, sorry .

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email
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Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged upon booking. However, if the guide does not accept your booking, the amount will be credited back to the account from which the charge was drawn.
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5 days ago , ( Family ) , From: Australia

“ Kahoko - a 5-Star Guide ”

We arrived in Japan at 5am for the first time and wanted to experience Tokyo with a local who could show us around. Kahoko met us at our hotel and from that moment on, we felt that Kahoko was more than a guide but also someone we could trust, more like a friend. She showed us how to navigate the Tokyo Metro, the sacred places, the new and exciting places, as well as the traditional parts of Tokyo. Kahoko took us to a traditional Japanese lunch and my wife enjoyed sashimi (raw fish) for the very first time, and with Kahoko's expert guidance and knowledge made for the most enjoyable Japanese meal. Overall we thoroughly loved her and so will you! Kahoko is a 5-star guide!

It's just speechless. Thank you so much for the review. I had a great day myself with all of you on every kilo of 18k!! Your family's warm and gentle vibes really made me happy. I just hope your rest of trip safe,pleasant, and unforgettable. Aiden , Mr Prince, if you ever come to Japan as a teacher, please keep in mind that you have a friend in Tokyo. Thank you again and be a nice family forever !

1 week ago , ( Business ) , From: United Kingdom

“ A fantastic pit stop in Tokyo. ”

I was on a business trip to Japan and had a day spare to explore Tokyo. What better way than with a helping hand? Tour was as described and I very much had an enjoyable day and learnt a great deal with Kahoko. If you want to make the most of a short stay I highly recommend booking.

Thank you very much for the review ! I know you are such a busy business person . It's kind of you to have given me time for this. I had a great time with you practicing and learning authentic British English. I was also able to know up-to-date British news. You're going to Berlin with your husband ( or already ? ) ,right ? I hope you such a terrific trip and wish a little early merry Christmas!

1 week ago , ( Family ) , From: Singapore

“ 1 Day Tokyo Sightseeing ”

Kahoko speaks really good English and it's a bliss communicating with her. She is very prompt with her response and takes the trouble to plan the travel itinerary according to our intended sights to visit. My family and I had a wonderful time visiting Asakusa, taking the water boat to Hama Rikyu Garden, experiencing the Tea ceremony and sweet mochi and stopping Odaiba as our last visting site. I would definitely contact her again when I'm next visiting Tokyo again. Arigatou gozaimashita!

Thank you so much for the sweetest review ! I really had a great time with you all. I was wondering how the rest of your tour was like. You had a lot of fun, maybe ? There are still so many places to visit in Japan. I hope you come back to Japan soon. I am ready to give you some up-to-date information of Japan for your next trip. Please ask me anything , anytime. The cookies were sooo good ! Was sweet like you. Warmly, Kahoko

1 week ago , ( Couple ) , From: Belgium

“ Great general overview ”

Our guide was friendly, intelligent and dynamic whichallowed us to see the maximum in 5 hours tlme.

Thank you very much for the review ! I really hoped you having a peaceful and graceful dinner after crowded and hectic night tour. Also I am sorry to have you worried about my goof. Thanks to my luck , I got my card back ; someone took it to the police. Thank you again and wish you a little early Merry Christmas.

1 month ago , ( Couple ) , From: Philippines

“ Wonderful Japanese cultural experience ”

My wife and I had such a wonderful time with Miss Kahoko. She's punctual in meeting us in our hotel elegantly dressed in nice kimono which set the tone for the cultural activity. Her house is very quaint and immaculately clean and tidy. She taught / help us into our respective kimonos before heading to a nice stroll in a nearby lovely Japanese garden. The tea ceremony was very solemn and relaxing to the senses. The kaiseki lunch which she cooked is really delicious, not to mention that the arrangement is very pleasing to the eyes. She even served us the most delicious grapes that we have ever tasted - the Tanenashi variety. Overall this tour is highly recommended for those who like to experience the real Japanese culture in a 4 hour span. By the way she even went out of her way to bring us to Ginza after our tour is concluded which is a big convenience for us. Overall an excellent experience second to none. Thanks a lot Miss Kahoko.

Thank you for the warmest review ! I had such a great time with two of you myself . It was as if I had welcomed some close and important friends to my place. You are kind, polite ,and so easy to be happy with. Your beloved wife is too charming ! Also your respectful attitude to other culture is what we need to follow. AS you come to Japan so often , please contact me anytime. I'll make further research about interesting places to visit or must-have food. Thank you again and take care. Kahoko

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