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Half day Tokyo tour with Sumida river cruise

by Eddy
(9) Reviews
5h $ 89

Highlights

  • Hama-rikyu gardens ( beautiful Japanese garden, green tea )
  • Sumida river cruise ( one hour to Asakusa, enjoy fresh air and relax )
  • Asakusa (Sensoji temple, Nakamise shopping street, Japanese food restaurants )

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89.00 USD

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1 person 89.00 USD
2 ~ 4 people 133.50 USD
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 22.25

Overview

This tour covers a very popular sightseeing course; a beautiful Japanese garden called Hama-rikyu garden, Sumida river cruise, and Sensoji temple in Asakusa, which is the most popular sightseeing spot in Tokyo. Through this tour, you can see old and modern Tokyo, and traditional Japanese culture especially in Asakusa. Also, you can enjoy cherry blossoms from late March to early April.

What to Expect

1. Hama-rikyu Garden

Hama-rikyu Garden is a large Japanese garden located by the Tokyo Bay. It is the strolling landscape garden that features paths around ponds, and a tea house on an island where visitors can rest and enjoy the scenery. A peony garden, plum tree grove and cosmos fields have flowers for every season.

Walking slowly in the quiet and beautiful garden while seeing various flowers and plants is very refreshing. After strolling for a while, it is a good idea to rest at the tea house that offers green tea and Japanese sweets in a tea-ceremony style.

It was originally built as a feudal lord's Tokyo residence and duck hunting grounds during the Edo Period (**********). It was used as a guesthouse for foreign diplomats and royal families in the Meiji era. In February 2015, Prince William of England visited this garden and experienced the tea ceremony.

2. Sumida River Cruise

From Hama-rikyu garden to Asakusa, we cruise along the Sumida river. The Sumida River Cruise is popular for those who wish to breathe in the fresh air while riding around the city by a large boat. You can relax and enjoy beautiful sceneries including 12 bridges, the Tokyo Sky-Tree, water front buildings, and traditional neighborhoods of old Tokyo.

It takes about one hour from Hamarikyu garden to Asakusa via Hinode pier.

3. Asakusa

Asakusa is one of the must-see-spots of Tokyo having a historical atmosphere.
One of the landmarks of Asakusa is “Kaminari-mon Gate” of the Sensoji temple which is the largest Buddhist temple in Tokyo. A huge red lantern is hung in the center of the gate. Two fearsome guardian gods of thunder and wind are installed at the gate to ward off evil spirits.

The street between the gate and the Main Hall of the temple is called Nakamise shopping arcade. It is the ideal place to see local snacks and souvenirs, such as folding fans, inexpensive kimonos, traditional toys, paper umbrellas, figures of beckoning cats, and more. At the end of the arcade, there are beautiful temple structures including the main gate, the Main Hall, and a tall five-storied pagoda.

Around the Sensoji temple, there are many kinds of restaurants including Japanese food and western food. You can rest and have Japanese food or western food there.

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Eddy Licensed Guide
(9) Reviews
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Highlights

  • Hama-rikyu gardens ( beautiful Japanese garden, green tea )
  • Sumida river cruise ( one hour to Asakusa, enjoy fresh air and relax )
  • Asakusa (Sensoji temple, Nakamise shopping street, Japanese food restaurants )

Important

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
subway or taxi fare: From your hotel to Hamarikyu garden (you and guide)
entrance fee of Hamarikyu garden: General: 300 yen--65 or over: 150 yen-- Child: free (you)
Sumida river cruise fare: adult:740 yen-- Child:370 yen (you)
food and drinks (you)

Depart From
Tokyo, Makuhari
Meeting Point
At your hotel or the entrance of Hamarikyu garden
Ending Point
Asakusa station
Duration
5 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 ( 9 )
Mona Mona United States
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Amazing day with an amazing guide ”

We had a great day touring the Western part of Tokyo with Eddy. It was our first full day in Tokyo and he was absolutely fantastic. Creating the itinerary with him was easy--he will give you his input and take yours as well to cater a great and feasible experience. We didn't feel rushed through the sights, which was our initial hesitation in booking a guide. He gave some great history of Japan and offered us some clutch phrases in Japanese. He is very kind, professional, and I would highly recommend him to anyone. We wish he could be with us the rest of our trip! Such a great first day largely due to him. Thank you, Eddy!

Eddy:

Thank you very much for your kind review. It is my great pleasure if you were satisfied. I was very happy to go around Tokyo with a nice and smart couple, because you looked happy during the tour. I felt that your positive thinking and good planning make your life good and happy. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your Japan tour. Congratulations on the second anniversary of your marriage.

Keshav Keshav United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Genuine care, service , entertaining and informative ”

Eiichi was a fantastic person to be with. My family and I spent 5 days with him touring Tokyo and the neighboring city of Hakone. He was very patient, caring and informative. He would explain all the sights in great detail and would answer all our questions very patiently. He is a good planner and taught us origami, basic greetings and a lot about the Japanese culture in the times when we were commuting or having meals. He went out of the way to help us, especially with our dietary needs. As an example, he gave us detailed instructions on how to get from the Tokyo train station to our hotel which was very easy to follow. He was very methodical and detailed in the itinerary and cost and was flexible when I wanted to make adjustments a day before. My kids aged 14 and 12 thought he was grea... read more

Eddy:

Dear Keshav and family, Thank you very much for your kind and encouraging review! I was very happy to guide a lovely and ideal family around Tokyo and Hakone. It was such a pleasant experience for me, too. Although it was very hot every day, all of you followed me to see various places with curiosity. Thank you for your cooperation. I was happy to hear that you made many pleasant memories. Please come back to Tokyo someday soon. I am waiting for you. Thank you again and take care! Eddy(Eiichi)

Michelle Michelle Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Enjoyable day ”

It was an enjoyable experienced and he is very patient with us.

Eddy:

Dear Michelle, Thank you very much for the good review and your cooperation during the tour. I am pleased that you and your family enjoyed the Kamakura tour. It was fun for me to learn about your family and Philippines during the tour. I hope that you will enjoy the rest of your tour in Japan and you will go back to your home safely. Best regards, Eddy

Binit Binit United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Well organised and excellent tour of Tokyo! ”

If you are lucky enough to find Eddy available, then please do not hesitate to book him for his tour guide services. Eddy is a very kindly gentleman, with excellent communication skills, and clearly takes pride in giving his clients the best service. Before the tour he answered our questions brilliantly and helped with other non tour related questions we had. During our tour of Tokyo Eddy was keen that we learnt some useful Japanese words, a little of the history of the sights, and entertained us with some Origami during lunch! Excellent tour guide . Thanks again Eddy!

Eddy:

Dear Binit, Thank you very much for the good review. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed the Tokyo tour with me, although we had rain. It was my pleasure to communicate with you about various things including Japanese architecture. I felt that you are a perfect couple enjoying life together. I hope that you will make many happy memories during your remaining journey. I am looking forward seeing you again. Best regards, Eddy

Brian & Gwen Brian Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Cherry Blossom Tour ”

Eddy was an excellent guide who went to a lot of detail in his planning and preparation of our tour. He was punctual. He was considerate in giving us several periods to take a break, as there was a lot of walking involved. He gave us much information on the history and local customs, language, foods, and even gave us a lesson in Origami folding. He showed us the best places to view and photograph the Cherry Blossoms. His English was very good. He communicated very well with us from the time of booking to the date of the tour. We would highly recommend Eddy as a tour guide to any other tourists considering Tokyo day tours.

Eddy:

Thank you so much for posting such a great review, Brian. I am very pleased that you enjoyed cherry blossoms in Tokyo. You and your wife and friends were very friendly to me. I appreciate it very much. It was my pleasure to hear about Australia. See you again. Eddy

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