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A Half Day Tour for Kids with various experience options

by Mari
(54) Reviews
4h $ 125 Price up to 4 people


  • Visit one of the traditional historical places, Asakusa Sesoji or Meiji Shrine to learn Japanese history
  • Experience one of the activities, Japanese Paper making, Origami crafting, Sushi Making lesson, or Plastic food sample making.
  • Introduce and bring to one of the typical Japanese style lunch places based on your preference

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124.60 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 8.90


A half day tour in Tokyo for a family with children. We will visit a shrine, Meiji Jingu Shrine or a temple, Asakusa Sensoji Temple to learn Japanese history. We will visit one of the activities, Japanese paper making, Origami crafting, etc. These activities provide creative, exploratory, and social opportunities to your children.

What to Expect

A half day tour in Tokyo for a family who has small children or teenagers. For your children’s knowledge, we will visit a shrine, Meiji Jingu Shrine or a temple, Asakusa Sensoji Temple. I will explain the overview of Japanese history. Then, we will visit one of the activities. These activities provide creative, exploratory, and social opportunities so that children can extend themselves in areas that are informal, unusual, and fun.
During this tour, I will give some questions to your children. To answer the questions, they try to listen to my explanation carefully. To give them chances to see and experience the foreign culture is very valuable things to do. Children’s potential is beyond our imagination.

This is a sample itinerary
9:00AM Hotel pick up
9:30AM Start Sightseeing
1. Visit Maiji Shrine Meiji Jingu Shrine or Asakusa Sensoji Temple
2. Experience one of the activities among Sushi making, Japanese Paper Making, Origami Craft, and Plastic food craft
1:00 PM See off at a Lunch place

During cherry blossom season, March 25 to April 10, you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing at Ueno park, Shinjuku Gyoen, Rikugien and others sightseeing spots where you can enjoy cherry blossom.

The followings are some proposed activities. Please choose one of them.
(A) Japanese Paper Making
(1.5 hours, Advanced reservation needed 1,000 JPY/person)
Japanese paper is thicker and stronger than normal western paper. Participants will form their own sheets using authentic Japanese sugeta (molds/tools), using a traditional sheet forming technique and a special material.
(B) Origami Crafting lesson
(1 hour, Advanced reservation needed 1,000 JPY/person)
Basics of Japanese Origami lesson. Make paper cranes and other traditional models.
⒞ Sushi Making Workshop
(2.5 hours Advanced reservation needed 11:00AM~ or 1:00PM~ 5,000 JPY/Person)
Sushi Making Workshop instructed by a professional Sushi Chef. This workshop will provide you exciting and unforgettable experience. Lunch charge for Sushi and Tempura is included.
(D) Plastic food sample making
(2 hours, Advanced reservation Needed, 2,160 JPY/person)
Plastic food sample making. In one class period, you can make plastic food samples including one lettuce, and two pieces of tempura.

For Boys
Ninja experience
(A) Ninja star throwing (1,000 ~500 JPY for one game)
You can wear Samurai armor and take a picture. You can experience throwing shuriken (Ninja Stars).
(A) Ninja Practice Experience
(30min 1,000 JPY, need an advanced reservation)
Experience of Ninja practice- to try Ninja fight with Ninja sword, throw Ninja Stars at targets, and learn a bit about the traditions of Ninja.

For girls
Puri-Kura (Print booth 400 JPY/one game)
Purikura is similar to a photo booth. To pay 400 yen, you can take pictures and get a photo sticker. Recent purikura machine has lots of function that makes skin looks smooth, eyes look bigger or legs look thin and long. Japanese teenagers enjoy exchanging these stickers among their friends.

Children’s Lunch places
Tasting food is a memorable experience for your children. I will introduce restaurants your family can enjoy Japanese culture.
(A) Maid-Café@Akihabara (1,200JPY~ for coffee, 2,500 JPY~ for lunch)
It’s a kind of cosplay restaurants which are based on “KAWAII” culture. In these cafés, waitresses dressed in maid costumes, act as servants and treat customers as masters (and mistresses) in a private home, rather than as café customers. There are entertainment shows.
(B) Ramen (900 JPY~1,200 JPY/person)
There are various kinds of ramen based on pork-based soup, salt based soup, fish-based soup, and etc. I will take you the restaurant based on your preference.
(C) Okonomiyaki (1,000~1,200 JPY/person, Need advanced reservations for popular restaurants among foreigners.)
A Japanese style savory pancake made of flour, yam, egg, cabbage and other ingredients such as prawn, pork, squid and mochi.
(D) GUNDAM Café (1,200 JPY ~ for lunch)
This café is designed as an entertaining, immersive "base of operations" for fans to enjoy the world of GUNDAM.

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  • Visit one of the traditional historical places, Asakusa Sesoji or Meiji Shrine to learn Japanese history
  • Experience one of the activities, Japanese Paper making, Origami crafting, Sushi Making lesson, or Plastic food sample making.
  • Introduce and bring to one of the typical Japanese style lunch places based on your preference


As activity experience needs advance reservation, please contact me before booking.

What‘s included
Guide fee, hotel pick-up in Tokyo, reservation arrangement
What‘s not included
Transportation fee
Lunch charge- For example - lunch at Gundam Cafe or AEB48 Care from 1,080 yen per dish
Entrance fee and admission fee - For example: Ninja practice - 1,000 yen per person, Plastic food sample making - 2,160 yen per person, ASIMO show - free of charge
Depart From
Meeting Point
At your hotel
Ending Point
At your last visiting spot
4 hours
Starting time
09:00 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 in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 54 )
Gordon Gordon Canada ( Friends )
21 hours ago

“ A Perfect Day ”

Mari was absolutely terrific. She helped me set up our tour and was so patient so that we saw everything that we wanted to see plus she told us the history about the things we were interested in as well as local history. On top of this she had information sheets, took us to a really unique restaurant that tourists would not get to see, came right to our hotel and led us through the subway maze and went at a pace that we could cope with. She also had a great sense of humour. On top of these excellent qualities she spoke excellent English which was a great blessing for our group as this was not always the case. I would recommend Mari to anyone.


Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I also enjoyed to guide your warm-hearted group. I was impressed that all of your members were enthusiastic to learn new things as this was not always the case. As all members get used to act as a group, it was easy for me to guide even though six people. Please convey my warmest regards to the rest of the members. Please stay young and take care.

Justin Justin Australia ( Family with kids )
2 days ago

“ Sensoji Temple, Tsukiji Market, Yanaka, Tokyo Dome ”

Mari was fantastic and we had a great day. We are a family of four with two sons aged 21 and 16. She made a real effort to include them at every opportunity which we really appreciated. She explained information in a clear simple way at Sensoji and organised a great lunch at the Tsukiji Markets. The highlight for me was walking around Yanaka where we visited the Nezu Shrine, which had an amazing azalea display, and wandered around the backstreets of an older part of Tokyo. Finally she took us to Tokyo Dome so my sons could ride the roller coaster. All in all it was great and I would highly recommend her as a guide.


Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I’m glad you enjoyed my tour. We are lucky to see such a gorgeous Azealia display in Nazu-shrine. I was impressed that your family is so close. Both of your sons are very good gentlemen and they have promising futures. Thank you again and please take care.

Chris Chris United States ( Couple )
2 days ago

“ Great Tour of Nikko ”

My wife and I joined Mari for a tour of Nikko. Nikko was beautiful and it was nice to get out of Tokyo for the day. Mari picked us up at our hotel and showed us how to navigate the train system to get us to Nikko. We had a very enjoyable day with Mari.


Thank you very much for your kindest review. I still remember a nice talk with you about Shogun. I hope you will have unforgetable experiences and beautiful memories while you are travelling in Japan. Please send my warmest regards to Helen. Please take care.

Erin Erin United States ( Family )
3 days ago

“ Fabulous Mother/Daughter Trip with Mari! ”

My mother and I were fortunate enough to be able to tour with Mari for two days during our visit to Tokyo this month. From the time we booked Mari to the end of our tours, we couldn't have asked for a better guide for the city. Mari was a fantastic guide who was extremely organized and thoughtful and even sent us materials about visiting Japan in advance of our trip. She was very attentive and made sure that her pace and modes of transportation were comfortable for my mother which I really appreciated. Day 1 of our visit in Tokyo was extremely rainy, however this did not prevent Mari from ensuring that we were able to see several exciting sites on our schedule including the east gardens of the Imperial Palace. We also were able to get out of the rain and experience a delicious soba and... read more


Want a wonderful review I had. I was moved by your review. It was my great pleasure to share the two days with you. I still remembered various wonderful memories with you, especially cherry blossoms in Shinjuku Gyoen which were gorgeous. I was impressed that both of you are very sweet and warm-hearted. I look forward to seeing you again some time. Let me guide you again. Thank you for everything. Please take care.

Melani Melani Philippines ( Family )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ Fun and very informative ”

Our 1 day tour in Nikko with Mari is a great one. She knows a lot about the history of the interesting spots in that beautiful place and even tell a story. She sees to it that her guest will not be bored while the tour is going on. Mari is very accomodating and even help us on how to top up and refund our Pasmo card. Job well done and.God bless.


Thank you very much for your review. I am glad you enjoyed Nikko. I was very impressed that your daughter Jomela is a very smart girl. She has a promising future. Thank you again and take care.

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