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01) Culture and fun in Ueno and Asakusa

by Mitsuru
(14) Reviews
4h $ 137 Price up to 4 people

Highlights

  • ASAKUSA: Thunder Gate, Nakamise street, Sensoji
  • UENO: historic spots, Ueno Park, Ameyoko market and yokocho..

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137.06 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person.
$ 8.90
Extra hour .
$ 34.26

Overview

Good start for first timers! You will feel the mood of the Edo Era in Asakusa and may try delicious sweets and street food in Nakamisedori. Then, let’s head to huge Ueno Park site, its gardens and cultural attractions, besides popular street market in Ueno!

What to Expect

One of Tokyo’s most traditional area, ASAKUSA has beautiful shrines, temples and culture. Let’s see Kaminarimon (the Thunder Gate) and its giant lantern. Then, Sensoji Temple will be waiting for our visit, but before that, let’s enjoy Nakamise Street and its 90 stores. At there, you can try local fresh snacks and see / buy unique Japanese souvenirs, such as Daruma, maneki-neko (beckoning cat) and so many other stuffs with their mitologic meaning, traditional crafts etc. Approaching to Sensoji, we will enjoy the beautiful view of the Five-storied Pagoda, Hozomon Gate and Hondo (the main hall). Then, we may stop at a classic restaurant or head to Kappabashi Dogugai street, a commercial center for Japanese kitchenware stuffs.

Next destination will be UENO, another district where an old downtown atmosphere still remains. I will present you to some of Tokyo's most important museums and historic points. On the other hand, let’s head to lively Ameyoko street market to see or buy fresh and dried Japanese food. Let’s explore the streets where we can find lot of shops, including sportswear shops, with nice shoes and clothes for reasonable prices. If at the end of the tour, you fell hungry, let’s eat a delicious ramen or some Japanese skewers in one of the many alleyways of Ueno.

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Highlights

  • ASAKUSA: Thunder Gate, Nakamise street, Sensoji
  • UENO: historic spots, Ueno Park, Ameyoko market and yokocho..

Important

Inquiries, customized tour or special request: please send me a message.
Consultas, tour personalizado o solicitud especial: por favor envíeme un mensaje.
Consultas, passeio personalizado ou solicitação especial: envie-me uma mensagem.

IMPORTANT: As most of the time, we will be walking around, please use comfortable clothes and shoes. We will use public transportation and that’s not included in the tour (¥900 for one day metro pass). I will show and recommend you some museums, so you may go by yourself, since it takes time to visit them. I recommend you to take some cash, since many small business and street food carts don’t accept credit card. If you have any food or physical restriction, it’s good to let me know.

What‘s included
Guide fee, hotel pick up in Tokyo (23 wards), guide's transportation fee (restricted to Tokyo subway)
What‘s not included
Lunch and admission fee at private spots for you and the guide (eventually none), transportation fee for visitors (I can help you buy an economy pass according to the type of transportation that we will use : ¥ 800 ~ ¥ 1500).

Meeting Point
At your hotel in Tokyo (within 23 wards)
Ending Point
At your hotel in Tokyo (within 23 wards)
Duration
4 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

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.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

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.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.
Reviews ( 14 )
Excellent
3 days ago |   by Pritam

“ Quick one and day half tour ”

Apart from fitting into my demanding and changing wants of covering many areas in just 1 ½ days, Mitsuru did a great job as a tour guide. Right when I landed in Haneda, he had a file ready for me with my hotel information and train map. When I left from the hotel (even though he was not responsible for me that day), he made sure that I have safely reached airport. Also made me comfortable riding the complex maze of subways in Tokyo of my own in just one day. Walked 67,000 with him (fitbit). Highly recommended from my experiences. Saved me money providing useful tips (Paid Vs free views of Tokyo, 5-20X cheaper transport to airport etc which are just hard to know without being a local). Page will crash if I list down what places I visited.

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Suzanne

“ The best tour guide ever ”

This was our first time in Japan and we hired Mitsuru to help us get to our airbnb from Narita as well as booking a full day tour with him. I can't say enough what a helpful, wonderful, knowledgable guide he was. Super helpful in getting us acquainted with the train and metro system which can be very daunting. He tailored our tour to our family's needs perfectly. He was super flexible and responsive. I wish I could have hired him the whole time. He was amazing!

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Paulo

“ Great tour guide for foreigners!!! ”

Tour with Mitsuru was a great decision! He is very easygoing, punctual and well traveled, so along the tour we had lots of places in common to be compared with Tokyo’s districts. It was my first time in Japan, being Tokyo the very first destination. Without him, I would probably get lost and spend much time with details on the road, specially with the excellent, but complex transportation system! Also thank you for taking me to that nice restaurant (all food was delicious), for your tips and for nice time we spent around this fantastic city!

Excellent
2 weeks ago |   by Suzie

“ Very detailed and responsive ”

I booked Mitsuru for a client and he was great to work with. He was very responsive and detailed, and put together a great day for the clients. I would be happy to recommend him.

Excellent
2 weeks ago |   by Katya

“ Tokio moderno 1 día y recepción aeropuerto ”

Excelente de principio a fin!! Pasamos un día genial con Mitsuru!! Un gran guía y una magnífica persona, muy alegre. Recomendable 100%!!! Si volvemos a contratar un guía en Tokio, seguro lo buscaremos!! Más que un guía, un amigo!!

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