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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)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

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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Reviews ( 147 )
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philip Philip United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
3 days ago

“ Yukiko is an excellent guide , both knowledgeable and a great communicator ”

Yukiko provided a perfect tour , we saw Tokyo in a completely different light. Excellent

YUKIKO:

Thank you for your quick review, Philip! It was a great meeting with you and your wife. Nevertheless we had to change our itinerary due to upcoming typhoon, luckily we could visit as many as possible with no rain. I'm glad to hear that you could see Tokyo in a different light though the tour. I hope you'll visit Japan again in a different season. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!

Aileen Aileen United Kingdom ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Great information ”

Unfortunately we had a badly delayed plane so missed our appointment with Yukiko. Nevertheless she left a wonderful package of information, maps, personal messages etc for us at the hotel which was extremely useful in getting started.

YUKIKO:

Thank you for posting a very kind review, Aileen! I didn't expect to get a comment from you because unfortunately the tour was canceled, so I am very happy to get your review. I was reassure that you arrived Tokyo safely after the plane trouble, and my information helped to get started. I wish your staying in Japan will become a wonderful and unforgettable experience. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!

Mehnaz Mehnaz Japan ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Amazing! Loved it ”

Amazing tour guide! Would recommend to anyone who is looking for a great way to explore that city! We had 2 small kids with us as well and she was so kind and understanding and even made origami for them on the train. Thank you!

YUKIKO:

Thank you for your kind review! It was a great meeting with your lovely family. I also enjoyed to make Origami and talk with your kids. They are so adorable! I'm happy if the day could be one of the memorable day for your stay in Tokyo. There are many places that I would like to show you and each season has a different attraction as well. I hope you come back to Japan with your family again. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!

Alexandra Alexandra Australia ( Solo )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ First day of my first visit to Tokyo ”

Yukiko gave me plenty of time and suggestions to enable me to decide where and what I wanted to see in Tokyo prior to my arrival. She arrived early to my hotel for our days tour and was extremely well prepared. We covered all we had planned to do and more. Yukiko has a very good command of english and spoke clearly. She was able to impart a sense of the japanese way of life by talking about some of the meanings for their many rituals and traditions. We were able to compare these to life in my home country which gave the day so much meaning for me. On the practical side I was a capable user of the rail system by the end of the day which set me up for the rest of my sole sightseeing days in Tokyo. I would highly recommend Yukiko as your travel guide, I was very impressed.

YUKIKO:

Thank you so much for your great review, Alexandra! We had a very good time to talk about various themes such as life style, tradition, culture, ritual and the way of thinking based on culture. I'm glad that you enjoyed the rest of your days in Tokyo after the tour. Please share your experiences and memories with your family. I'm always welcome your future visit. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!

Jackie Jackie Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Day trip in Hakone ”

We had a great day with Yukiko. She planned a great day for us. We hiked a few kilometres of the old Tokyo to Kyoto path after visiting the old tea room. Saw everything on our list. She is very friendly and easy to work with. Two of our party were nurses in Australia so it was great to learn about the Japanese health system from her.

YUKIKO:

Thank you for your wonderful review, Jackie!! On our trip in Hakone, we felt beautiful nature of the mountains and history with all our senses while hiking on Hakone old road. I'm glad that our tour was not only just visiting popular places in Hakone but also experiencing its nature. I also enjoyed to talk about health care system about our countries. There are many beautiful nature that I would like to introduce for you. I hope we will meet again. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!

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