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

by YUKIKO
(138) Reviews
7:30h $ 254

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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253.80 USD

People People
1 person 253.80 USD
2 ~ 3 people 300.80 USD
4 ~ 5 people 329.00 USD
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 37.60
Extra person.
$ 47.00
Pick up at Air BnB.
$ 9.40
Pick up at outside of Tokyo For example: Maihama(Chiba pre....
$ 12.22

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 5 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 ( 138 )
Cecily Cecily Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ An afternoon with Yukiko ”

What a wonderful afternoon we had with Yukiko - she arrived early in her beautiful kimono and wow we did so much in an afternoon - she was very caring with fans for us all as it was very very hot. Showing us how to use the subway was wonderful as we were then able to manage this for the rest of our time in Tokyo. Her knowlwdge of the history of Tokyo was shared with us so readily. Thoroughly enjoyed meeting her and glad she was available for us as we would certainly recommend her services as a wonderful guide. Thankyou

YUKIKO:

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Cecily! It was a lovely meeting all of you. I am glad that the orientation helped you on your free day and enjoyed the tour. Hope you will have memorable days in other countries as well. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!

Alice Alice United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ Best Tokyo Tour Guide!! ”

From the day I booked Yukiko, I spent we started communicating and planning our itinerary with all the places we wanted to visit in our short 3 day stay. We spent 3 wonderful days in Tokyo with Yukiko. From the moment we met Yukiko she had a smile across her face and was very welcoming to us. She has extensive knowledge about Japanese culture and history. We learned about Japanese customs that are done at the temples and shrines. Yukiko ensured we were able to explore the various places that we were interested in visiting such as Harajuku, Shibuya, Ueno, etc. She is extremely patient-I had developed swollen ankles and could not walk fast so Yukiko walked beside me to insure I was ok and always had me sit on the trains. Thank you Yukiko for making our time in TOkyo unforgettable.

YUKIKO:

Thank you so much for your heartfelt review, Alice! I hope that your feet condition got better and enjoy staying in Kyoto now. I am so glad to hear that you had memorable days in Tokyo. Thank you once again and hope you will visit Japan again. Domo Arigatou!!

Eril Eril Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Brilliant day for party of 11 - 6 adults and 5 children!!! ”

I contacted some guides/companies but they either wouldn’t take a party of our size or didn’t understand what was required for 5 children aged 6-10. Two hours in a market?? Yukiko worked with me so that we had an excellent day, which was perfect for everyone. Thank you Yukiko.

YUKIKO:

Thank you so much for writing a review, Eril! It was a very nice meeting all of your family and you're so wonderful grandma. I am very happy that our all surprise succeeded and everyone had an excellent day. Thank you once again and have a safe back to your country. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!

Melissa Melissa United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Great 2 days in Tokyo with kids ”

Yukiko was a wonderful tour guide. She was great at communicating before the trip and was extremely thorough in her preparation. She planned extra activities such as teaching my daughter origami while riding the train to our next stop and preparing a treasure hunt at the Meiji Shrine. She was flexible on planning and could make adjustments on the itinerary as needed. It is obvious that she truly loves the traditional culture of Japan as well as being able to offer suggestions of what to do understand current cultural trends.

YUKIKO:

Thank you very much for writing a wonderful review, Melissa! I really appreciate it. I'm glad to hear that you had great 2 days with me. I'm always thinking how to show and explain our culture and visiting spots to my guests from all over the world. So if they enjoyed these extra activities and could help to learn and expand their interests about Japan, I am very happy. I'm sure that your family enjoy touring in Kyoto now. Please bring back a lot of memories of Japan. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!

Randy Randy United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Knowledgeable and Friendly ”

I asked Yukiko for a half-day tour of a few places. She customized a tour to match my interests. Each place we visited, she was very knowledgeable about each location and happily answered all my questions. It was very nice to chat with her. At the end of the tour, we visited a park where she suggested a few places close by to visit before we went our separate ways. I had a great experience with Yukiko, thank you.

YUKIKO:

Thank you so much for your warm review, Randy! I also had an enjoyable time to talk with you in both English and Japanese. I'm glad we could touch a Japanese beautiful arts and experienced a religious part of Japan. There are more valuable visiting places all over Japan. I hope I will meet you again in the near future. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!

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