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
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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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Example of your tour experience
6 hours ago , ( Family ) , From: Indonesia
“ Well Organised & Very Helpful Tour Guide ”
Mr Nobu very helpful , very good in timing & Knowledgeable tour guide as he covered everything as mention in ittinerary. Great day & very happy with his guide. All in all an excellent tour 👍Thank you & very recommended Mr Nobu is the BEST Tour Guide ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
17 hours ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States
“ Mayumi's tour was highlight of our Tokyo visit ”
On our second day in Tokyo, we enjoyed a fantastic full day tour with Mayumi. Her professional but warm and bubbly personality immediately put us at ease. Her English and knowledge of various cultures/religions is excellent. She is a high energy person with lots of enthusiasm. Even though she has visited the sights hundreds of times, she seemed to really enjoy each place she took us. We had a few email exchanges before we arrived in Tokyo so she could plan our tour for what we wanted to see most. Much of it was left to her discretion since she is the expert. We either walked or took the subway. She walked at our pace- a middle speed- and reminded us to drink water. It was well-planned for the most efficient use of time. We saw all of the major hightlights including Asakusa, the fish market, a lovely boat ride on the Sumida River to Odaiba and the Hamaryiku Gardens. When we accidentally happened upon both a Buddhist and a Shinto wedding, Mayumi was able to explain it all to us. She also taught us a few words and phrases. We had a great lunch at a popular local tempura cafe. What a perfect day! Thank you, Mayumi! We hope if you ever come to the US, you will let us know so we can see you. If we come back to Japan, we will be sure to find you again. Cheers!
19 hours ago , ( Family ) , From: United States
“ First trip to Japan ”
Our group of 14 people had a wonderful time with Takako. Even with a big group Takako managed it very well in the subway with lots of crowds. The lunch which Takako had reserved in advance was super delicious, we had a private japanese style room which made an unique experience too! Thank you Takako and hope to see you again if we'll be in Tokyo Natalie
Hello ! I was very happy to introduce the sight seeing spots , traditional or contemporary spots to your group including the young generations. Did the young generations enjoy at Akihabara where I was very sorry to have no time to stay with you ? I am very glad to hear that you were satisfied with the Japanese restaurant . I enjoyed the nice tome of talking with your members about various topics! You have the nice family members ! Thank you for your much consideration to me. Best wishes & see you again Takata Takako
1 day ago , ( Family ) , From: United States
“ Private 1 day overview tour of Tokyo, family with 2 kids ”
Mayumi was easy to communicate with. She was waiting for us promptly in the hotel and took us through Asakusa, Harajuku, Akihabara, and Meiji shrine, with lunch in a Monster Cafe and a short walk along Sumida river. In the end of the day we ended up in Shinjuku next to Robot restaurant, per our request. Mayumi was very easy to talk to and was very open and attentive to our requests (e.g. our son wanted to catch Pokemon in a few places). Towards end of the day we realized we needed to buy medicine from a drugstore, and Mayumi took extra time and care to find a pharmacy and to help us communicate with the pharmacist. She also texted the next day to make sure we were OK. In general, I found it to be a very positive experience! We used trains to get around; it was our first day in Tokyo, so following Mayumi helped me to get oriented and get more comfortable using trains on subsequent days. Mayumi, thank you very much!!! Sincerely, Mark & family.
1 day ago , ( Family ) , From: Singapore
“ Awesome experiences for us ”
I could not find a better words to describe your services for our family. We are well taken care of, having you is the best experience that we could ever have. As a family with a 4-years and 7-years kids, we are already restricted by the time and movement that we have during tour. However, we still tour Tokyo on places that we wanted to visit and also based on your recommendations. We enjoy the trip to Karamura and Tsuji Market and experiencing the local food and of course, the Kimono. Now, we are back home, we missed you so much. We hope to see you again.
Thank you so much for your heartfelt review! I am really appreciated. On the second day, I was so impreesed that your children showed me how to count in Japanese and gave me a card! They are so adorable and sweet girls. I spent a great time with uou and your family that will never forget. I also miss you all. Hope to meet you again in Singapore and Japan! Domo Arigatou!!
TripleLights Private Tours
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- Meiji Jingu Shrine
- Tsukiji Outer Market
- Imperial Palace
- Tokyo Tower
- Shibuya Crossing
- 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