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

by YUKIKO
(116) Reviews
7:30h $ 228

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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People
227.50 USD

People People
1 person 227.50 USD
2 ~ 4 people 291.20 USD
5 ~ 6 people 309.40 USD
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 36.40
Extra person.
$ 45.50
Pick up at Air BnB.
$ 9.10
Pick up at outside of Tokyo For example: Maihama(Chiba pre....
$ 9.10

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 ( 116 )
Yaron Yaron Israel ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Yukiko made our trip very special exceeding our expectations ”

Thank you Yukiko for a exceptional tour! Yukiko is a wonderful guide with great knowledge and experience in introducing travelers to Japanese culture and history. Her ability to customize our tour and explanations to our needs made our day with her very special. Both the tour and the lunch we spent together included a wealth of information and lots of fun. Yukiko's pre-tour communications and preparations made sure we knew everything needed for our tour and the rest of our time in Japan. Yukiko very successfully customized our tour to perfectly fit our interests with the ability to offer both an excellent overview and a deep dive into subjects of interest. She also made sure our time was well managed taking into account our wishes and interests. Her cheerful and caring personality ar... read more

YUKIKO:

Thank you so much for a great review you gave my tour! Your heartfelt message encouraged me a lot. I really appreciated it from bottom of my heart. I'm sure that you spent a wonderful time at each city after the tour. I also had an enjoyable time with you and learned a lot about your country. I'd like to visit your country to see everything on my eyes someday. I hung a charm on a wall at my house. There are many beautiful places and things to do in Japan, I recommend visiting hot spring next time. I hope we'll meet again in the future. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!

Eydie Eydie United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Wonderful Time in Kamakura! ”

Going to Kamakura with Yukiko was the very best present I could have given myself in Tokyo! She had excellent communication before we met outling in detail our whole interary for our day in Kamakura. We saw everything I hoped to see and did fun things I could not have know about without her wonderful knowledge of the city. She made sure I saw and understood as much of the Japanese culture as she could in out short time together. I was sightseeing alone, and she was so warm and delightful that by the end of our time together I felt as if I had been traveling with a new friend. I was very grateful for how concerned and careful she was to make sure I know how to get back to my hotel. I had the best time with Yukiko and I would definitely love to see more of Japan with her to guide me. Sh... read more

YUKIKO:

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Kamakura Tour, Eydie!! The time we spent together was cheerful, enjoyable and very memorable for me! My work fills a large part of my life now. I am lucky to be blessed with having this job which is to love what I do. I will cherish the meeting with you for all my life. Thank you once again for choosing me as your guide in Japan. Domo Arigatou!!

Michele Michele United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Excellent tour and Service ”

My husband and I had a wonderful custom tour with Yukiko who introduced us to traveling on Tokyo trains, eating lunch in a tasty noodle restaurant, visiting a temple and seeing the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace. Throughout the tour, we learned about history of Japan from materials that Yukiko had prepared. She also cheerfully answered all our questions about Japan. We booked the tour as this was our first time visiting Japan and we wanted a brief introduction to the culture. We scheduled the tour on our first day in Tokyo, with plans to explore on our own the second day. Due to flight problems, we were delayed a day and Yukiko generously adjusted her schedule to conduct our tour the next day. We don’t normally use guide services, but thought this experience was excellent.

YUKIKO:

Thank you so much for your review, Michele! Arigatou Gozaimasu! Although we had unexpected flight problems, I'm glad that we could do a tour on the next day. I'm pleased to hear the tour could help a better understanding about our history and culture and you enjoyed tasty Soba noodles! As far as I know, only this restaurant serve the special source for noodle in Tokyo. I hope you enjoy the rest of your days in Japan. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!

Ike Rahmawati Ike Indonesia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Great Mt Fuji Tour with Yukiko San... ”

Exploring some of Japan’s most highlighted with Yukiko San.. she’s such a warm, friendly person.. make us enjoy the unforgettable Trip...to Arakura Sengen Park, Lake Kawaguchi and Fujiten Snow Resort... She has good knowledge about the place we visited, also the history of Japan.. When we climb up to Arakura Sengen, Yukiko San escorted us patiently...especially to my youngest boy.. She also made our very short visit to Fujiten Snow resort unforgettable in spite of a bit rush of time,,. At the end of our tour she gave me beautiful origami with short message behind.. She even send me Email after that... Such a warm & lovable person! She show us the real Japanese hospitality Thank you Yukiko San Will definitely contact you again When I visit Japan.. Cheers,

YUKIKO:

Thank you so much for your heartfelt review, Ike-san! I really appreciated it. The day we went to Mt.Fuji was very nice clear sunny day with no clouds so that we could see a beautiful whole view of Mt.Fuji from every visiting site. It was great that we could have two available dates for Mt.Fuji Tour and selected the best date. We visited two areas, Kawaguchi ko area and Gotemba area covered all different scenery and activities. I wish the moment will stay in your heart as long as you live. Thank you once again for choosing me as your guide. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!

Neil Neil United States
Excellent
1 month ago

“ One of the best tours I've ever experienced. ”

Our tour with Yukiko was not only the best way that we could have spent our day in Tokyo, but one of the most memorable tours that we've been on. Each moment was customized to our particular interests and introduced us to parts of Tokyo that we would have never found on our own. Memories for a lifetime. Thank you, Yukiko!

YUKIKO:

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Neil! I really appreciated your comment to the tour. We visited several off the beaten track places following your interests. Each site was meaningful and unique that you can do only in Japan. I hope these experiences would help to your business. I always welcome you so please feel free to contact with me again! Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!