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Asakusa & Ueno Awesome Tour


Tokyo
8 hours
up to 6 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License ), Spanish ( Beginner )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

In Asakusa, we will visit Senso-ji temple, nakamise shopping street, Asakusa shrine and Kappabashi Kitchen utensils street.
In Ueno, we will visit Ueno Park area, including Tokyo National Museum, Shinobazu Pond, Kanei-ji temple and Ame-yoko shopping streets.
You can enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine and buy traditional Japanese souvenirs. Also you can learn about Japanese history.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Dai.

  • Visit Senso-ji temple, Asakusa shrine and Kappabashi kitchen utensils street.
  • Enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine and buy traditional Japanese souvenirs.
  • Visit Ueno Park area, including Tokyo National Museum, Shinobazu Pond, Shitamachi Museum and Kanei-ji temple etc.
  • Get anything you want at Ame-yoko shopping streets in Ueno.
  • Learn about Japanese culture and history.

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What to Expect

First, you can enjoy traditional temple town of Asakusa.
We will visit Senso-ji temple famous for red huge lantern and nakamise shopping street where is best place to buy traditional Japanese souvenirs.
And we will visit Asakusa shrine. There you can learn what is the difference between Shinto and Buddhism, or shrine and temple.
Then we will visit Kappabashi kitchen utensils street famous for shops supplying the restaurant trade. There you can buy many things from hand-made knives, restaurant furniture and other kitchen utensils through food samples, or the plastic display food.
In Asakusa, you can enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine, such as tempura (deep-fried seafood and vegetables), soba (buckwheat noodles), unagi (charcoal-broiled eel with rice) and so on, for lunch.

Next, you can enjoy academic and the hustle & bustle town of Ueno.
We will visit Ueno Park area, including Tokyo National Museum, Shinobazu Pond, Shitamachi Museum and Kanei-ji temple etc.
Then we will visit Ame-yoko shopping streets where you can experience Asian atmosphere and buy anything you want.
After this tour, you can enjoy " Izakaya ", or Japanese-style bar for dinner.

This is one-day tour ( 8 hours ), but you can change into half-day tour ( 4 hours ). Asakusa half-day tour or Ueno half-day tour. It will be a half price of one-day tour.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point At your hotel in Tokyo

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in Tokyo area, hotel drop-off in Tokyo area

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), entrance fee (you and guide), lunch (you and guide)

Important

My tour is a walking tour using public transportation, mainly Tokyo Metro (Subway).
I don’t do the tour using an arranged car.

Please wear walking shoes. This is one-day walking tour.
Please bring Japanese yen for souvenirs and Japanese sweets. Asakusa and Ueno areas don't have much credit card acceptances.
Both areas are always crowded, so please take care of your own valuables.

Cancellation Policy

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

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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Joel Joel United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Two wonderful days with Dai in Tokyo ”

Four of us from California had 2 fantastic days touring around with Dai. He speaks perfect English, knows Tokyo thoroughly and how to get around most efficiently and creates an interesting and enjoyable itinerary. He was anxious to educate us on religious customs and aspects of Japanese culture. And what an amazing world traveler is Dia! He is an especially kind, polite and giving person and we were very lucky to have spent the two days with him.

Dai:

Thank you so much for taking your precious time to write such a considerate review, Joel. It was absolutely my great pleasure to have showed you around Tokyo for both two days. It was super FUN to talk and share the time with all of you. I hope you will have another wonderful and memorable days in Kyoto, Okayama, Hiroshima and Hakone as well. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your family and friends. Thanks a million !!!

Esther Esther United States ( Friends )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Wonderful first time visit to Tokyo ”

We (2 couples) had a wonderful day with Dai. He is very knowledgeable about Japanese culture and customs, and knows Tokyo and how to navigate it very well. He is nice, calm, personable, and a pleasure to be with. In addition he speaks English pretty well. We thoroughly enjoyed our day in Tokyo, and look forward to coming back and spending more time in the city.

Dai:

Thank you so much for giving me a prompt feedback, Esther. It was my great pleasure to show you around Tokyo as your guide. I also had a wonderful time with all of you. I really appreciate your kindness and cooperation during the tour. I hope you will have a nice flight back to the States. Please come back to Japan again, maybe in April to see cherry blossoms. Take good care of yourself and please give my best regards to your family and friends. Thanks a million !!!

Grace Grace United States
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Tokyo 1 day tour ”

We had a great experience with Dai. HIs knowledge of the 14 subway lines to get us around Tokyo was truly amazing! He also recommended a great ramen house that was a neighborhood gem,and delicious. I would highly recommend him when in Tokyo.

Dai:

Thank you so much for taking your precious time to write such a wonderful review, Grace. Although it was raining all day long, I really enjoyed talking and sharing the time with both of you. And I was happy to be able to see you guys enjoyed Tuna Steak at Tsukiji Outer Market and Ramen Noodles in Harajuku. I hope you will have another awesome days in Tokyo. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to Cool Russ. Thanks a million !!!

Rob Rob Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Excellent guide ”

Although it was heavy rain on the day (and Dai did warn us beforehand) he still worked with us to make an alternative plan to see indoor sites. Very cool dude.

Dai:

Thank you so much for a thoughtful review, Rob. Unfortunately it was heavy rain during the tour, but I tried my best. I believe you could enjoy watching Rugby World Cup Games at the stadium. Please come back to Japan again in the future and give my best regards to your family and friends. Thanks a million !!! Cheers !!!

Cindi Cindi United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Group of 5 in Tokyo ”

Dai did an amazing job filling a large “want list“ from five very different personalities I’m sure it was a daunting task for him, but we spent two days with Dai and left feeling that we had a fabulous tour of Tokyo And a good understanding of the city He made sure that we were also able to squeeze in some great food and shopping along the way. Dai was flexible, patient, and considerate of every one in the group - a true pro.

Dai:

Thank you so much for a considerate review, Cindi. I also had amazing two days with all of you. Especially I was happy to be able to see you guys enjoyed Tonkotsu Ramen Noodles in Harajuku. I believe all of you were safely back to the States. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your husband, Gary, lovely Marci, pretty Jennifer and cool Jacob. Thanks a million !!!

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