What You Can Expect
We start in Asakusa, which is visited by more than half of the overseas tourists. Here you will encounter Tokyo’s oldest temple Sensoji Temple, as well as the Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate), which is the outermost gate of Sensoji Temple as well as the street lined with old-school shops that lead to the inner precincts of the shrine. Many of the stores here offer services in English and you can also get your omikuji in English at the Sensoji Temple temple. Omikuji is a small piece of paper on which one's fortune is written and can be found in many temples and shrines.
After Asakusa, we depart to Akihabara, which is continuously abuzz with tourists from all over the world. Akihabara is a pop culture mecca representing anime and manga and is popular as a tourist sightseeing spot largely due to the concentration of stores specializing in Japanese electronics.
Upon leaving Akihabara we head to Shibuya, the youth mecca Shibuya of Tokyo, which the famous scramble intersection world’s busiest intersection, with 500,000 people crossing it daily. Besides the shopping and cuisine, you can enjoy the unique atmosphere of this neighborhood.
Finally, we finish our tour in Tokyo in one of the most famous shrines in Tokyo, the Meiji Jingu Shrine. Located in the Shibuya district in Tokyo and near Harajuku Station and Yoyogi Park, this shrine attracts the greatest number of visitors from throughout Japan for hatsumode or the first shrine visit of the New Year. If you happen to be lucky enough on the day of your visit, you could catch a glimpse of a traditional wedding ceremony.
In Asakusa which is visited by more than half of the overseas tourists, you will encounter Tokyo’s oldest temple Sensoji Temple as well as the Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate), which is the outermost gate of Sensoji Temple as well as the street lined with old-school shops that lead to the inner precincts of the shrine. Many of the stores offer services in English.
Akihabara is continuously abuzz with tourists from all over the world. Akihabara is a pop culture mecca representing anime and manga and is popular as a tourist sightseeing spot largely due to the concentration of stores specializing in Japanese electronics.
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Meiji Shrine, located in the Shibuya district in Tokyo, attracts the greatest number of visitors from throughout Japan for hatsumode or the first shrine visit of the New Year. If you happen to be lucky enough on the day of your visit, you could catch a glimpse of a traditional wedding ceremony.
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Example of your tour experience
9 minutes ago , ( Solo ) , From: United States
“ Highly Recommended! ”
I spent a wonderful day with Mayumi. This was my first trip to Tokyo, and I was traveling solo. Because it's such a big city I didn't know where to start. She met me in my hotel lobby, which saved me the stress of finding my way to a meeting place. She helped me buy a subway pass and taught me to how to get around on the very large subway system. That gave me the confidence to explore on my own for the remainder of my trip. Mayumi's English is impeccable, and she was full of knowledge. She shared some great information about the history and local customs of Japan. I experienced a lot of things that I would have missed exploring on my own. For example, at Sensō-ji Temple she showed me how to draw an Omikuji (fortune-telling paper) and how to perform the purification ritual. Because it was a private tour, it was all about me. If I wanted to check out a store, we'd go in. I felt like tempura for lunch, and she took me to a fantastic place known only to the locals (not another gaijin in sight). When I wanted ideas on where to go next she had plenty of suggestions based on my interests. I’ve traveled all over the world, and I refuse to go on those big group tours where you pile onto a bus and are herded around, trying to fight your way to the front of the group so you can hear the guide. I can’t recommend TripleLights and Mayumi enough!
2 hours ago , ( Friends ) , From: United States
“ Tokyo Highlights ”
We spent two full days with Uemitsu and he understood our tastes and wishes and delivered! On time, knowledgeable and kind.
Dear Williams, Thank you for your comments. I hope that you also enjoyed the cruise and tours in other cities. Best regards, Uemitsu Kageyama
7 hours ago , ( Family ) , From: United States
“ Awesome tour experience with DAI in Tokyo! ”
I highly recommend DAI as a tour guide. He was very punctual, knowledgeable, respectful, accommodating and did everything he could, for us to have a great day in Tokyo. With the time we had, DAI took us to the main attractions of the city. He communicated with us very well, he asked us what we wanted to do and also gave us very useful recommendations for us to have a very pleasant and productive visit. Thank you so much DAI!!!
You're most welcome Andres !!! It was my great pleasure to have guided you and your parents. I'm so glad you had a good time in Tokyo. Look like you had a great time in Asian countries, after you left Japan. I saw your amazing photos on Facebook. Next time if you come back to Japan, I will show you around another places in Tokyo and other cities in Japan. Let's hang out together ! I'm really looking forward to seeing you someday in the near future. Thanks a million !!!
10 hours ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States
“ Unique Bar Hopping Experience ”
My husband and I had a totally unique experience with Michiko that I don't think could have been accomplished without a Tokyoite. It was our first hours in Tokyo and we got to experience a part of Shinjuku like a local. It was definitely a fun and memorable evening. We had a quiet pleasant time at our first stop in fancier izakaya and then went for a walk around Shinjuku to see Godzilla, sit with the robots for some pictures, Kabukicho, and Omoide Yokocho(Memory Lane). We then headed to another izakaya, I believe to be in Memory Lane, which we had to climb up a narrow steep stairwell to get to the upstairs area and were joined by two locals, total strangers which I hear is common, for an even more memorable night. Then off to Golden Gai to experience the drinking scene there. We are not big party goers and drinkers but enjoy an occasional drink with friends and so I think despite what the night might sound like it could be enjoyed by all. We got to experience the "Japanese" small plates, their beers, and shochu and the ambience. Thank you Michiko for an experience we will always remember.
Dear Amy-san, Thank you very much for sending me a great review. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed each drinking place. That was really fun night, especially the bar in Memory Lane. It is said that Japanese are shy but, once we drink, we become very friendly and sometimes enjoy conversation with even totally strangers. I didn't expect to be treated by the Japanese businessmen there. Maybe because you are good listeners? I won't forget the night we spent together, thank you. Michiko
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