Only have half a day in Tokyo? Don’t worry, you can see and get what you exactly want in Tokyo in this tour. We will visit Asakusa, the most popular tourist sight in Tokyo, to see the Senso-ji temple and Nakamise-dori shopping street. There are several perfect photo spots, many things to try and eat, and wish for your luck in the authentic Japanese style.
Afterwards, we will visit Kappabashi where you can get all the unique kitchen utensils such as chopsticks, knives and bento boxes,and feel the neat works by the craftsman in the area.
These goods are also very popular as a souvenir for your friends and families.
Also, as an option, you can try the plastic food sample making here, which magically looks real. If you want to try this, please mention to the guide so that they can book the session for you (*the fee for the activity is NOT included in the tour fee).
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.
Kappabashi is the street located between Ueno and Asakusa with shops dealing in cookware. With over 100 years of history, customers from all over Japan, whether they be amateur cooks or professional chefs, come to the street. And even in recent years, it has become a hit with the overseas tourists as well.
Our Guides in Tokyo
Do you want to customize this tour?
You can change the places you want to visit during the booking process. In the first step, you can add or remove places and also write any special requests that you have for the tour.
Our guides will take care of you and help you to plan the perfect trip.
Transportation (Public or Private)
Most of our guides use public transportation such as train, subway, bus, etc., which is cheaper than taking a taxi or hiring a private car. If you are a big group or if you prefer to use taxi or a private car, our guides will help you to find the best option that fits your needs.
Please note that the transportation cost is NOT included in the tour fee, only the guide fee is included.
If your group is more than 6 people, we recommend you to contact our guides directly first, to see if they can manage your group.
- Guide Fee
What‘s not included
- Hotel Pickup
- Your transportation fee
- Guide transportation fee
- Lunch, Dinner, Entrance fee
Frequently Asked Questions
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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.
Example of your tour experience
2 days ago , ( Couple ) , From: Indonesia
“ My tsujiki guide ”
Michiko is a nice lady . I guess i book only 3 hours . so it was kinda rushing thru the stores . which we wanted to eat along the way. Michiko was kind enough to say no worries take your time . but she brought us to a very good shushi & shashimi restaurant ! super good ! thanks michiko .
Hello again Calvin. Thank you for sending me the review. I'm glad to know that you liked the sushi restraint I took after a tree -hour-tour. I hope you come back Japan and stay longer sometime in the future.!
4 days ago , ( Family ) , From: Philippines
“ Excellent service ”
Yuki is very nice and very passionate about his work. He answered all our questions.
Dear Michelle, Thank you for writing the review for Zita. It is my great pleasure to know she enjoyed my tour. I am impressed she took so many pictures during the half day tour at Asakusa, Skytree and Tokyo tower. Please give my best regards to Zita and her husband and daughter.
4 days ago , ( Couple ) , From: Cyprus
“ Our customised tour in Tokyo with Kazue! ”
We had the most amazing day with Kazue during our tour in Tokyo! She is very friendly, polite and we really enjoyed our day with her visiting Tokyo! We contacted Kazue on her availability before arriving in Japan and she was very prompt to respond with ideas on how to customise our tour. After a few emails our plan was set and ready for our one-day (8hrs) tour of Tokyo. She introduced us to must-see areas, shrines/temples and food of Tokyo. The fact that she speaks perfect English, made our life so much easier when we needed a translator into Japanese. She made the first day of our honeymoon very special!
Thank you so much for the wonderful review, Panos! I was honored to be the guide for the first day of your honeymoon. It was great that you let me know what you would expect on this tour in advance, which helped me a lot to understand your needs and suggest the itinerary. For me as well, it was an unforgettable, special tour. I'm happy to meet both of you and hope we can see each other again. Wishing you both a happily ever after!
5 days ago , ( Solo ) , From: United States
“ Ueno and Asakusa Tour ”
We had a long walking tour of the Ueno and Asakusa areas including Ueno Park and the Sensou-ji Temple. I appreciated Dai's information about the etiquette for temples and shrines.
Thank you so much, Algernon. It was my great pleasure to have guided you. If you come back to Japan in the future, I will show you around another places in Tokyo or other cities in Japan. Thanks a million !!!
5 days ago , ( Family ) , From: Philippines
“ Amazing 7 hour tour ”
If you want something customized to what is it you want, then Dai is the tour guide for you. Having visited 150 countries makes him a well traveled person. He is flexible with what you are looking for and can easily adjust schedules accordingly. Me and my family had the best time with him, as he showed us exactly what we wanted. A chill tour. I would recommend him with my friends and family.
Thank you so much for your kind reviews. It was my great pleasure to have guided you. I was so lucky because your family was amazing. It was so much fun I could share the time with you and your family. If I go to Philippines in the near future, you would be my guide. I'm looking forward to seeing you sometime. Thanks a million !!!
TripleLights Private Tours
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- Meiji Jingu Shrine
- Tsukiji Outer Market
- Imperial Palace
- Tokyo Tower
- Tsukiji Outer Market
- Start your day with a delish meal
- Shop at the wholesale market
- Tsukiji Outer Market
- Lunch in a Halal restaurant
- Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center
- Meiji Jingu Shrine