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

by YUKIKO
(125) 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 ( 125 )
Debbie Debbie United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 day 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
3 days 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!!

Sally Sally Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
6 days ago

“ A fantastic start to our family holiday ”

We had Yukiko’s help guiding our family of five around Tokyo and had the most wonderful experience. Yukiko’s kindness and patience with our three children (aged 7, 5 and 2) was outstanding. She tailored our activities so both the adults and children got something they loved out of the time. We were able to work with her to make suggestions of what we wanted to do based on our family’s interests. Overall our time with Yukiko was the best way to start our holiday in Japan. Thank you Yukiko for a great experience.

YUKIKO:

Thank you so much for your heartfelt review, Sally! I still remember your daughter called me "Kiko" that sounds so cute to me. All your kids are so adorable and I had enjoyable time with them. I hope you'll visit Japan again and meet you and your family. Domo Arigatou Gozaimahsita!!

Trisha Trisha United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ Mt Fuji and Kamakura/ Tokyo ”

Yukiko was simply AMAZING! I cannot say anything more positive about our tour experience. Yukiko arranged all of the transportation, communicated all of the fees, and was very informative. She also was very accommodating with changes we made to the plans. I communicated with her via email and always received a prompt reply. She is so punctual, friendly, informative, kind, and helpful. My family and I enjoyed our two day tours with Yukiko and strongly recommend her.

YUKIKO:

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Trisha!! For these two days, started from watching sumo morning practice and finished at thrilling adventure in Mt.Fuji, I had very enjoyable time with you and your family. During the tour, if you could feel the essence of Japanese culture and many wonderful memories would stay in your mind, I'm very happy. I'm also glad that you had a chance to see cherry blossom in Mt.Fuji in this season. Please enjoy the rest of your days in Kyoto, Nara and Hiroshima. Hope you'll visit Japan again. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!

jean-francois Jean-francois United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Great experience! ”

Very professional, knowledgeable, and courteous. Great experience overall. Thank you for a beautiful tour and day.

YUKIKO:

Thank you for taking your time to write a review, JF! I had an enjoyable time with your beautiful family and learned about cultural differences between your home country and Japan. Not only visiting famous tourist sites but also having dairy life style experiences of Japan make your travel more memorable and lead a deep understanding about that country. Hope you bring back a lot of real-Japan experiences. Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!