Feel free to personalize this offer with Yoko.
Ashikaga is located 80km north From Tokyo. The city has a lovely atmosphere with a lot of tourist attractions for relaxing.
From Asakusa station we'll take an express train and enjoy 1 hour 15 minute ride to Ashikaga.
First we'll visit Ashikaga Gakko which is regarded as the oldest university in Japan. You can enjoy traditional Japanese buildings and a beautiful garden.
Then we will have a lunch near the site.
After that we'll visit Bannaji temple. Recently the temple has been designated as a national treasure.
Then you have two options for a final destination.
1. Ashikaga Flower Park - recommended for garden lovers. You'll enjoy strolling the beautiful botanical garden, but I'll strongly recommend you to visit there in spring, when wisteria are in full bloom (late April to early May). The park is famous for the largest wisteria in Japan. I'm sure you'll enjoy the magnificent view of the flower.
2. Coco Farm & Winery - recommended for wine lovers. It's the nearest winery from Tokyo. The winery also has a nice cafe & restaurant with a nice view.
Then we'll come back to Tokyo.
I'm sure you'll enjoy the trip to Ashikaga, the lovely countryside.
*** Please note that the itinerary above might be a bit changed in spring when Wisteria in Ashikaga Flower Park are in full bloom. ***
Guide fee, hotel pick-up
Transportation fares (you and guide) : Train fare between Asakusa and Ashikaga 4000 yen (round-trip), Bus or Taxi if needed
** If you have JR Pass, the route will be changed and train fare will be lower. Please tell me in advance.**
Entrance fee for Ashikaga Gakko : 420 yen for adult, 210 yen for high school student, free for child
Entrance fee for Ashikaga Flower Park: 300 yen to 1700 yen for adult, 100 yen to 800 yen for child, depending on season
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No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.
Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
My wife and I had a one day tour of Tokyo with Yoko; she was an outstanding host and smoothly introduced us to Japanese culture and many sites in Tokyo ; I cannot give her or triple lights a higher rating; Yoko is a true gem and our experiences with her will be treasured for many years ; we chose wisely and will miss her compassion and great smile............Ron and Lisa Marsh
Thank you very much for such a wonderful review, Ronald! I had a lovely day with you and Lisa. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me. Talking with you was really interesting to me, the day with both of you was memorable for me. I'm grateful for your thoughtfulness. I hope you have a lovely journey in Japan. I hope you come to Tokyo again in the near future and see you then. Please take care.
Our party of four adults were privileged to spend the day with Yoko. This was our first time to visit Japan and we set up a tour through TripleLights to get an understanding of the city of Tokyo and to help us navigate the subway system. We couldn’t have been more pleased with Yoko’s wonderful assistance in caring for us as we traveled all over Tokyo with her expert guidance. Her knowledge of the Japanese culture and history was invaluable to getting to know the people of Japan. I highly recommend starting you trip this and way with Yoko as your guide.
Thank you very much for your lovely review, Robert! I had a lovely day with all of you. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me. That was a beautiful day after rainy days, I was pleased to help you explore Tokyo. We laughed a lot and I learned something new from you, which was memorable for me. I'm grateful for your kindness and thoughtfulness. I hope you have enjoyed staying in Japan. I hope you come to Tokyo again and see you then. Please take care and have a lovely journey.
Yoko made our tour a pleasure. She was attentive to our needs and very profesional. Me and my daughter had a great experience and would highly recommend her. Thanks Yoko!
Thank you so much for your fabulous review, Beatriz! I had a lovely time with you and your daughter. It was a scorching hot day, so I was wondering if we could do a tour as planned. Thanks to your cooperation, we could make our tour enjoyable and memorable. I hope you have lovely time in Japan. I hope I can see you again in the near future. Thank you again and please take care.
Yoko was a truly amazing guide. She was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and a pleasure to talk with. She set up a wonderful tour for my wife and I on our honeymoon, and was happy to make changes to the tour based on our preferences. We highly recommend Yoko!
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Walker! I had a lovely day with both of you, and the day with you reminded me of my honeymoon in my younger days! Talking with both of you was really fun and interesting, and the tour with you was memorable for me. Thank you for having me as your guide. I hope I can see you again in the near future. I hope you both share a long and happy life together.
Yoko was wonderful. Our one day tour was extremely flexible. Yoko English is excellent. Wr changed our plans because of rain and she had some nice ideas. Thanks for spending a memorable day with our family!!!
Thank you so much for posting a great review, Howard! I had a lovely day with all of you. Your daughters were lovely, I was happy to see they truly enjoyed shopping and walking along Takeshita street. Some places and things are new and interesting to me, thank you for giving me such a good opportunity. The tour was also memorable for me. I hope I can see you again in the near future.