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
1 day ago , ( Family ) , From: United States
“ Absolutely awesome ”
Mayumi was awesome. She was knowledgeable, fluent and flexible, short review since we r still traveling. spent 4 days with her. Highly recommended. Great personality and so friendly. Can't go wrong. She tailored the trip and modified it's we needed
2 days ago , ( Family )
“ All of Tokyo in a Day ”
We requested Dai at the last minute since we had a stopover in Tokyo and we had never seen the city before. We spent the day walking around all the hotspots, from the Meiji shrine of old Tokyo to Akihabara of the new. He was very knowledgeable of the subway system too, which baffles even the locals. In the end, we had a great dinner at a restaurant Dai recommended, where we had the best Kobe beef we've ever had. Would recommend!
Thank you so much for your considerate reviews, Arwinnah. It was my great pleasure to have showed you around Tokyo all day long. It looks like you enjoyed " Kobe Beef " last night. I'm so glad to hear that. Next time, I will show you around another places in Tokyo and other cities in Japan. I'm looking forward to seeing you sometime in the future. Thanks a million !!!
2 days ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States
“ Simply perfect guide for a first time visit! ”
Kahoko took the time to answer all of our questions and customized the tour around what we wanted to see. She was the nicest guide and made sure my wife and I were comfortable at every step. Would use Kahoko again when I come back to Tokyo!
Thank you very much for a nice and quick review ! It was such a pleasure to have shared time on your precious trip .
2 days ago , ( Family ) , From: Indonesia
“ Recommended tour guide ”
We had amazing time during our tour with Eriko, She helped us cover Tokyo city in a day, knew a lot of Tokyo history, her itinerary planning is also good. Her English is good and easily to communicate with her. Recommended
Thank you very much, Wirawan, for your review! Today's tour with your family made me gain confidence in my further tours. I really appreciate it and was very glad to meet you all. I also enjoyed the tour with you and hope to see you again!
5 days ago , ( Solo ) , From: United States
“ The best tour guide! ”
I cannot be happier with Yuka. She was great right from the start of the tour at the train station. She provided me a card to use at the train stations to move around as she took me to all the sites that I wanted to see. Yuka speaks great English and was very helpful in translating everything. She is witty, polite, and has a great personality. Yuka likes to talk a lot and it was a pleasure to share some of my culture with her as well. As we saw the sights, Yuka carefully explained all of the history and details of the shrines, monuments, and gardens that we visited. Yuka is very knowledgable, informative, and she answered every question that I had. She even suggested other places to visit while I was in Japan. In the end of the tour, Yuka gave me a map of the train stations and even wrote down the route and instructions on how to get back to my hotel. I could not have done this tour without her help. I am so happy to have met Yuka and I'm looking forward to my next tour with her. Thank you very much Yuka!
Thank you Luis for your great comment! I really had a great time talking to you too about your country, what you liked about Japan and all other random things! Your openminded and challenging character impressed me a lot and I wish I had a great characteristic like yours. Thanks for being good eater too! I will wait for your invitation for shabu-shabu party with pinata:) Arigato! Yuka
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