Tokyo is one of the most exciting cities wiht both historical and modern sites. This tour offers you such must see spots in central and eastern part of Tokyo including the world famouse Tsukiji outermarket, Tokyo's oldest buddhist temple, the Imperial Palace, Kabukiza theater and so on. Tokyo also shows different beauty by season. Let me suggest you the seasonal best spot you must see!!
Feel free to personalize this offer with Eiko.
Tokyo is an exciting city with so many interesting things and places. This tour covers many of Tokyo's popular spots located in eastern and central Tokyo in one day! It offers the guest delicious food, Japanese culture, historical temple and so on. Kabukiza theater visit is a highly recommended experience in Japan!! Kabuki is a traditional stage drama which became popular in the Edo era(1600 - 1867). Not many tourists see it since the ticket system is a little bit complecated. Let me help you! At Tsukiji fish market, you can enjoy not only sushi/fish but also Japanese Wagyu, fruits, sweets, green tea and so on. Even though you are not a fish lover, it's worth looking at this place!! They have kitchen tools and knives too! The Imperial Palace and East Garden are Japanese Imperial Family related spots But they are built on the site of former Edo castle. There are remains that take you back to the Edo era!! It’s a beautiful place to stroll!! Ueno park is especially famous for beautiful cherry blossoms in spring, lotus flowers in summer and so on. If time available, let’s visit Tokyo National Museum whose collection is wide range from Buddha statues to Ukiyoe, woodblock prints and worrier armors and swords. Please join this tour to explore the central Tokyo!!read more
transportation fee (you and guide), lunch (you and guide), entrance fee of the Garden(you)
hotel pick up fee is not included
Kabukiza theater is closed at the end and the beginning of each month for the preparation of next month play. Please ask me the schedule of the theater.
This tour basically uses the public transportation; the JR Lines, the subway Lines.
Tsukiji outer market is very crowded and has wet floor. Please wear comfortable shoes. Some shops at Tsukiji close on Wednesday’s and Sundays.
Single act of Kabuki coasts approx 1000yen. It last for approx 50 minutes but you can leave at any time. Kabukiza theater is closed at the end and the beginning of each month for stage set change.
East Garden is closed on Fridays and Mondays. (Please note that the Imperial Palace building is not seen from the palace plaza.)
Tokyo National Museum's opening hours are : 9:30 - 5:00(enter by 4:30) / Friday and Saturday untill 9:00pm read more
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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
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.
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.
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.
Eiko is very knowledgeable and is a great guide for Tokyo; highly recommended
Thank you for choosing me as your Tokyo guide this time. I’m glad the review. Our tour started from your flight change. We were able to see and talk many things including the wedding procession at Meiji shrine, the live piano concert at Metropolitan government office observatory. But on the other hand the pearl shop was closed, couldn’t see Mt. Fuji.. Hoping you come back to Japan again in the near future. Have a safe flight back home! Eiko
Traveling alone for my first business trip to Japan. The wish of understanding the culture of the country, how people live, who they are, basically having a real experience of Tokyo. How do you accomplish all this if you only have one day free? I was extremely lucky to meet Eiko through the Triple Lights website. We started chatting as she wanted to know my objective of hiring a guide. And she was able to tailor on my desires the perfect Tokyo experience. She is absolutely an experienced guide who, thanks to her professionalism, her deep Knowledge of every angle of Tokyo, her adaptability, her friendly attitude made me feel like walking around the city with a friend . We visited historical palaces, temples, crowded streets. We had a taste of amazing local food. We took the metro, w... read more
Hi Christina, Thank you very much for spending your precious time to write a review especially after a long work day. And it is a great great great review and I feel ecstatic!! Thank you!!:-) It was a very hot day but we walked a lot, didn’t we!! The parasol and Tenugui, a cotton cloth worked well. :-) We talked about many things during the tour. I was very happy to see you enjoying the lotus flowers, scenery, food, culture, nature even Japanese history that I introduced you. We shared delicious local food together! And you also taught me many things that you’ve learnt through your business trips in other countries. Thank you!! I was so much comfortable throughout the.tour. Maybe we were just the two girls of us. Anyway, thank you for having me as your Tokyo guide!! I’m looking forward ... read more
My husband, 10 year old son and I booked Eiko twice... First, for our 1st day in Tokyo to help us get acquainted with Suica cards, the transit system, and make train reservations. Our son also requested a visit to the Hokusai museum and some fun character-toy shopping. Eiko is very kind and knowledgeable and knew all the perfect spots to go. We booked her a second day later in our trip to guide us around Hakone and her experience with all the different forms of transportation was much appreciated. From first contact, it was easy to communicate with Eiko and make arrangements. Our son asked me to say “She was really good at being a guide!” Agreed!
Hi Allyson, How is your Japan trip going?! I think it is almost ending, but I’m sure you’ve made a lot of nice memories! Thank you very much for sparing time to write a review especially when you were busy. And it is so nice!! Your son Bodhi was an intelligent young artist!! And It was my pleasure to be with all you for two days. I can easily recall your smile faces, which bring me something warm in my heart. Thank you for having me as your Japan guide! I hope you can come back to Japan soon. And I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon!! Take care, Eiko
We really enjoyed our day with Eiko. She helped give us a great intro to Tokyo, and by the end of the day felt like a family friend. Speaks excellent English due to several years living in the US. We highly recommend her to you as a guide.
Hi Peter, Thank you very much for this wonderful review. You were such an intelligent family that you always showed your interests while listening to my guiding even in the rain. And again, let me apologize that Kabukiza was over crowded, didn’t allow us to see a single act. That was one of the things on your wish list. I hope you could enjoy Kabukiza gallery instead. I can’t say thank you enough for your understanding and generosity. And I felt exactly the same way about your family at the end of our tour!! I hope to see all of you again soon in the near future!! Have a great rest of your Japan trip! And Take care, Arigato gozaimashita !! Eiko
Eiko is a wonderful tour guide for Tokyo! Extended the tour couple hours longer to visit more location and she was very accommodating! She is excellent and highly recommended!
Thank you so much for a great review with 5 stars!! It was also a fun tour to me too especially because I could see Trenton and Alicia's big smaile faces when they found their favorite things about Japan; anime related goods such as Naruto T-shrit, Hello Kitty goods, a samurai sword like umbrella, etc. :-) :-) I was also vrey happy because you liked the soba noodle place that I picked for your lunch! And more and more!! I definitly believe you will come back to Japan soon! Take care, all of you!! Eiko