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3 Must-see Sightseeing Spots in Tokyo for 1st time travelers

Joji

Licensed Guide

Tokyo
6.5 Hours
up to 5 people
English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

We visit three most famous sight-seeing spots in Tokyo in one day: Meiji Jingu, Imperial Palace and Asakusa.
Meiji Jingu is a Shinto shrine. Shinto is Japan's indigenous religion. Imperial Palace used to be Edo Castle and now is the primary residence of the emperor of Japan. Asakasa has Sensoji temple (the oldest buddhist temple in Tokyo), Kaminari gate (a big red lantern) and Nakamise street (many small local shops).

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Itinerary

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  • 09:30 AM

    Meiji Jingu

    Meiji Jingu is one of the most famous Shinto shrines in Japan, with the vast land of the forest (70ha). It was established in 1920, to enshrine Emperor Meiji and Empreress Shoken who contributed to make a foundation of modernized Japan. After visiting it, we will walk through Takeshita street in Harajuku that has many trendy shops, fashion boutiques, second hands stores, crepe stands, animal cafes and etc. We will have a lunch there. Enjoy seeing both traditional quiet scene and busy teenage culture site at the same time.

  • 12:30 PM

    Imperial Palace

    Imperial Palace used to be Edo Castle. It was a head quarter of Tokugawa Shogun that has ruled Japan from 1603 to 1867. 1868 was the year of Meiji Restration and the shogunate was overthrown. The capital and imperial residence were moved from Kyoto to Tokyo, then. The Edo Castle has unfortunately burned down and currently imperial family is living at new Imperial Palace. We do not go to inner part of the palace but view popular Nijubashi bridge and traces of Edo Castle such as moats and massive stone walls.

  • 14:30 PM

    Asakusa

    Asakusa is located at downtown area of Tokyo. At first, we will over-view Asakasa district from eight floor building. Then, after going though Kaminari gate with a large red lantern, we will walk through Nakamise, a shopping street that has a variety of traditional snacks, local specialities and tourist souveniers for centuries. At last, the main attraction is Sensoji, a very popular and the oldest temple (7th century) in Tokyo. You can enjoy the atomosphere of past decade of Japan.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel or the designated location that you request in central Tokyo
Ending Point At your hotel or the designated location that you request in central Tokyo

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee and hotel pick-up in central Tokyo

What‘s not included

Transportation fee (about 1500 JPY per person, for you and guide), Lunch (about 1000 JPY per person, for you and guide), Entrance fee (if any) and etc.

Important

I am currently available only on Saturday, Sunday and any national holidays.
Currently, my main coverage is Tokyo and its suburb, but I can mostly go anywhere if you can bear my transportation fee. I am easy and flexible.

1. We will use only a public transportation: a train. It is an ideal to have a train pass.
2. We will walk a lot. So, please wear a comfortable shoes.
3. Some of the shops and stores do not accept credit cards. A cash is more preferable.
4. Travelers should have their own travel insurance.
5. If it were a rain or other mother of nature, the schedule may change.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

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.

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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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