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

by YUKIKO
(128) Reviews
7:30h $ 230

Highlights

  • 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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230.00 USD

People People
1 person 230.00 USD
2 ~ 4 people 294.40 USD
5 ~ 6 people 312.80 USD
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 36.80
Extra person.
$ 46.00
Pick up at Air BnB.
$ 9.20
Pick up at outside of Tokyo For example: Maihama(Chiba pre....
$ 9.20

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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Highlights

  • 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

Important

*I am available to do a tour from 8:00 am to 18:00 pm in weekdays. Saturday might be available, so please contact with me.

*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.)

If you would like me to pick you up at Narita air port and hotel in Narita, please contacting with me.

If the inner market of Tsukiji is closed, we will visit only the outer market. The inner market opens to public from 11:00 am from June 15th 2018.

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
Meeting Point
At your hotel(23wards in Tokyo)
Ending Point
At the nearest station of our last visiting spot
Duration
7:30 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 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 ( 128 )
Mei Mei United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 hours ago

“ 2 days customize Tokyo tour ”

We are a family of 3 and we enjoyed 2 days with Yukiko as our guide in Tokyo. We had such a wonderful time with Yukiko. We would highly, highly recommend her as guide! Yukiko has such a pleasant personality. She is very attentive and detailed in planning and created a great itinerary that suited us so well. She is great at communicating in English and is very knowledgeable. She explained in great details of the history and culture to us about the various places we visited. We enjoyed our time so much that we wished we had booked another day with her. Thank you so much for being a part of our Japan experience and We look forward to your service again when we come back next time.

YUKIKO:

Thank you very much for your heartfelt review, Mei! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed my tour guiding service for last 2 days. I'm always thinking how can I make the tour meaningful and enjoyable for my clients. Every tour is one and only, so I'm very happy to hear your review. I'll progress my guiding skills and expand my guiding area until we will meet again next time. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!

Patricia Patricia United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Tokyo with Yukiko ”

Thank you Yukiko for a wonderful experience in Tokyo. We started planning by making a list of EVERYTHING we wanted to experinece in Tokyo. Yukiko helped us pare down the list, but we still experienced so much! She was so organized, knowledgable and patient. She gave us detailed directions when we used the subway so that we could explore on our own. We saw gardens, museums, shrines, and temples. We enjoyed 3 completely different styles of food in small restaurants and sampled items in the Tsukiji fish market. We also had a wonderful tea ceremony. Yukiko was wonderful about adjusting our tour to include another item, and in the process we were able to see sumo wrestlers preparing to leave for an exhibition! When I think of visiting Tokyo, I think of Yukiko and it always puts a smile... read more

YUKIKO:

Thank you very much for posting a great review, Patricia! Our 2 days tour included a lot of cultural experiences such as Tea ceremony, Japanese Shamisen music, making our own lunch at Okonomiyaki restaurant, fresh and authentic Tempura at small Tempura restaurant, and encountered Sumo wrestlers. I'm sure these authentic and real experiences made your trip more memorable and fun! I'm very happy to hear that when you remember the tours in Tokyo, you have a big smile. That is better marks than any words. Thank you once again, Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!

Brad Brad Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Tokyo and Mt Fuji ”

Thank you Yukiko. You made our visit one that we will never forget. You were extremely accommodating with my mobility issues. We would not have been able to do this trip without you. We thoroughly enjoyed having you as our tour guide. We would definitely recommend to our family and friends

YUKIKO:

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Brad and Karen. I really appreciated it. I'm glad that my support helped for your mobility issues. I've experienced to help mobility challenged clients in my tour before and my back ground as a nurse could help to the situation. I've been extending my knowledge and expanding my guiding area. I hope you'll visit Japan again in the future to see more sites. Thank you once again for having me as your guide. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!

Debbie Debbie United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Absolutely amazing guide! ”

We scheduled 2 days with Kukiko (one for Tokyo and one for Kamakura), and had such a wonderful time that we added a third day in Hakone with her! Yukiko is one of those rare guides who makes you immediately feel at ease and in fact treats you as if you are her treasured guest. We quickly connected with her and felt as if she was part of our family. She is extremely knowledgeable about the sights and shared the histories and stories of the places with us. She had everything organized and mapped out on a map, that she gave us at the end of each day with personalized and detailed instructions of which subway car or train to use and how to find it. Her English is perfect, and she was always watching to make sure that we were comfortable and ask if we needed a restroom or water. She knew that ... read more

YUKIKO:

Thank you so much for your heartfelt review, Debbie!! I really appreciated it and cannot thank you enough for such a wonderful words to my tours. I also feel at ease with your family and had a delightful time. The moment we spent together was one of my treasure memories and will last in my heart. I always welcome you anytime and hope we will meet again in the U.S and Japan! Domo Arigatou!!

Lillian Lillian United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ Exceptional Day with a very knowledgeable and helpful guide! ”

Yukiko was one of the best guides we've encountered. Not only did she know the city and restaurants and shops well, she was super organized and helpful. She worked with us before the tour to get an idea of what we liked to do. She made suggestions and tweaked and tweaked the agenda until we were happy. Then on the day we met, she had already printouts, Powerpoint slides to explain us the history of the sites we were seeing and explain the Japanese culture and answered all of our questions about life in Tokyo. She had useful maps to give us as well and made notes on post-its to give us directions to places of interest we may want to see later on. We had a wonderful tour and visited 3-4 neighborhoods, shops, and sights. We did some shopping and she helped to translate and made inqu... read more

YUKIKO:

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Lillian! I cannot than you enough to express my gratitude to your review of Tokyo tour. As you mentioned, I prepared for the tour well in advance to make the tour more meaningful and memorable one. The time we shared during the day was precious, so I wanted to do my best. There are many beautiful places all over Japan. I hope you'll enjoy the rest of your days. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!