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One day - Best places in Tokyo Part Ⅰ (Tsukiji, Asakusa,Imperial Palace,Akihabara)


Tokyo
7:30 hours
up to 5 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with YUKIKO.

  • Tsukiji (If the inner market will close, we will visit the outer market only. We can visit the inner market by October 5th )
  • Imperial Palace Eastern Garden (When it is closed we visit Nijyubashi bridge of the Imperial palace)
  • Asakusa( Sensoji temple, Nakamise shopping street, Kappabashi street)
  • Akihabara

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What to Expect

In Tokyo, there are so many attractive places where you can have a great time of the day.
I selected four most popular touring spots; Tsukiji, Imperial palace, Asakusa and Akihabara. It's very good tour, especially if this will be your first time visit in Tokyo!
Also there is "Popular spots in the west side of Tokyo" tour on my page. You can cover most of all must-see spots in Tokyo!!

Tsukiji Fish Market is one of the top tourist district destination in Tokyo! It consists of two main areas-the inner market and the outer market. Tokyo governor decided to relocate the inner market to Toyosu new market in October,2018. (visiting the inner market will not be included in our itinerary from October 2018)It might be your first and last chance to visit there! We will go to both places. The inner market is the wholesale market for the professionals where about 480 kinds of marine products are traded. You can have a close look at various kinds of fish and shellfish like tuna, eel, octopus, sea urchin and more! There are about 550 small family-run retail shops in the inner market, each shop has own specialty selling foods like tuna, eel and so on. So you can enjoy seeing from many different things not only merchandises but also workers, shops, and the human interactions in Tsukiji. Inside the market, intricate narrow streets are like a maze but I'll take you anywhere you're interested in safely.
In the outer market, there are about 400 retail shops which are open to the public. Almost all kinds of Japanese ingredients can be found here.
This is like a kitchen of Japanese cuisine. You can buy Japanese food, seasonings,tea, knives, dishware wrapping goods and so on. Of course you can taste and eat fresh seafood here.

We'll visit the East Garden of the Imperial Palace.(Monday and Friday are closed. Instead, we will visit Nijyubashi bridge of the Imperial Palace) We will visit two main spots such as the main tower of the former Edo castle and the Ninomaru Garden. Many kinds of seasonal flowers and plants are planted. You can enjoy the scenery all year around. It's very a beautiful Japanese garden.

Next, we'll go to Asakusa. It remains the old atmosphere of the Edo era and it's a very vivid town. On the way to Sensoji temple, we can enjoy shopping at Nakamise shopping street. It's very fun to see so many kinds of traditional crafts, sweets and souvenirs. Sweets like a small pancake stuffed with red bean paste, deep-fried buns stuffed with different kinds of pastes and rice crackers are famous in Asakusa.
There are many kinds of restaurants such as Tempura, Soba, Udon, Tonkatsu, Okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake), Sukiyaki, grilled eel rice bowl, Sushi, Hamburg, pasta, and so on. If you'd like to eat at a local tavern in the Hoppy street, definitely it is better to have a tour guide with you. Let's eat your favorite authentic Japanese food in Asakusa!

Our last destination is Akihabara. If you're interested, we can have a break at a maid cafe. Girls who are wearing maid costumes will welcome you as their master politely. You can order food and drinks and can take a photo with the maid (you need to pay extra charge). Customers can also enjoy chatting with them before the order is being served.
Akihabara is well known for shopping as well. I can take you anywhere you are interested in such as Don Quijote, Gacyapon(capsule toy) shops, anime figure doll shops, comic stores, and electronics shops.


If you have any questions and requests, please feel free to ask me. I'll reply you as soon as possible.

I'd like to make your stay in Tokyo a real pleasant one. I'm really looking forward to meeting you in my tour!
Thank you, Arigatou!

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel(23wards in Tokyo)
Ending Point At the nearest station of our last visiting spot

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, Hotel pick-up,Reservation of a restaurant (Lunch only)

What‘s not included

transportation fee( We will discuuss what kinds of transportation you would like to use sich as a train or taxi. If you use Metoro, one-day free-pass ticket 600yen per person, 300yen per child), lunch and drink

Important

*I am available to do a tour in Tokyo from 8:00 am to 17:00 pm on weekdays. Saturday might be available, so please contact with me to ask.

*I am available to do a tour in Tokyo, Yokohama, Kamakura, Hakone, Kawagoe and Mt.Fuji area.(Other places might be possible, please ask me.)

*I am afraid that I don't provide Night tour.

*The pick up service of your hotel is in Tokyo. Maihama, Urayasu area and Yokohama area are possible.(Because there are outside of Tokyo,an extra charge is needed.)

*During 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic season, due to the high-season and also provide some items for summer heat, an extra charge (10% of your total tour fee) is added on your tour fee.
(Tokyo Olympic / from July 24th to August 9th, Paralympic /from August 25th to September 6th)

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.

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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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Katherine H Miller Katherine United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Friendly, Organized and Flexible ”

My husband and I had a tour in Toyko with Yukiko in October. Yukiko promptly wrote us with a detailed itinerary but we changed our plans several times and Yukiko always had a new plan sent to us within a day. We requested to go to a shop that has old block prints and she even visited before we arrived to check it out. When I mentioned that I needed to still find some matcha tea for my sister she found a shop near our hotel and spent extra time with us tasting tea. She was a wonderful conversationalist. If we ever make it back to Tokyo we will definitely hire her again.

YUKIKO:

Thank you so much for your review Katherine!! I'm very glad that you've kept the memory of the day in your mind. I'm sure that you display beautiful old block prints, Ukiyoe at your home and enjoyed the taste of green tea. These makes you remind your enjoyable trip in Japan anytime. I'm always welcome you and would like to make your trip more wonderful as a professional guide. Thank you once again! Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!

Panisa Panisa United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ We enjoyed our tour very much! ”

Yukiko was very thorough, informative, and very flexible. She customized our tours based on our interests and was very pleasant to be around. Very polite. Her English is excellent. My husband and I enjoyed her company and would definitely hire her again when we come back to Tokyo.

YUKIKO:

Thank you so much for your review, Panisa!! I also had a enjoyable time with you. I think the tour should be flexible as much as possible to my client's needs and requests on that day. Through a good conversation and relationship between a guide and clients makes easier to understand what you'd like to see and get in my tour, and also my guiding skill works efficiently. I've kept learning and will enhance my guiding skills for your future visit. Thank you once again. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!

Angela Angela United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Great Day in Kamakura ”

I had a wonderful time in Kamakura with Yukiko. She's kind, patient, and prepared. Everything about the tour was well planned and organized but also relaxed and fun. She also took a lot of pictures for me which I appreciated as a solo traveler. I'm only disappointed I didn't book another tour with her while I'm here! I would recommend her to anyone and will definitely book another tour when I return to Japan.

YUKIKO:

Thank you for your kind review, Angela!! I appreciate it very much. I enjoyed to talk with you about many different topics during the tour. It was a good timing to visit Kita-Kamakura area to see autumn leaves. When you go back to your home, please share your experiences and photos with your family and friends. I'll expand my guiding area for your future visit so hope to see you again. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!

Marilyn Marilyn United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Japan’s model- Yukiko ”

It might be a short 2 hrs but a very fulfilling time with Yukiko. Dressed in her Kimono, patiently waiting for us in our hotel lobby with complete map & guide for our tour, she welcomed us so warmly. It was getting dark since we started at 4 pm but she made sure we could see all the beauty of Tokyo. Thank you so much Yukiko & to the beautiful origami you made for us. We’ll definitely look for you next time . With love, Marilyn , Ross & Grace

Heather Heather United States ( Couple )
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1 month ago

“ Very pleasant experience ”

Yukiko was very pleasant and I had such a good time learning how to do some Origami. She was on time, knew where to get a good cup of coffee and had a variety of Origami pieces to show me. She was very effective in teaching and it was an overall very enjoyable hour and a half. We are meeting again on Friday for a tour of Tokyo and I’m really looking forward to it.

YUKIKO:

Thank you very much for your prompt review, Heather! We made many Origami crafts that can use for up coming seasonal event, Christmas. We used traditional paper called Washi that made your Origami craft more beautiful and special. Please enjoy to make more Origami that you learned from me and try to make new one! I am looking forward to meet you again on Friday!

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