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Tokyo "must-see" one day tour

by Junko
(8) Reviews
8h $ 285 up to 6 people

Highlights

  • Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine, Takeshita Street, Omote-sando, Sensoji Temple, Nakamise Street

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284.80 USD

total price for up to 6 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person (more than 6 people).
$ 8.90

Overview

You can experience the very best of Tokyo with a lots of street food and unique shopping spots. In addition, you can add your expectations for this agenda.

What to Expect

We will explore the very best of Tokyo’s highlight. First of all, we will visit Harajuku, including Meiji Jungu Shinto Shrine (the privileged sacred place), Takeshita Street (pop culture center), Omotesando( high-end fashion boutiques with world-class architect-designed buildings). After lunch, we are heading to Asakusa area where an atmosphere of Edo (Tokyo’s former name in 17th -19th century) still remains, such as Sensoji temple and Nakamise street with a lot of street food! If you are interested in the great view, I will take you to Tokyo Sky Tree Observatory.

Highlights

  • Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine, Takeshita Street, Omote-sando, Sensoji Temple, Nakamise Street

Important

Including: guiding fee, hotel-pick-up
Not including: guide's and guests' transportations (please reimburse at the end of the tour),
entrance fees for guide and guests
lunch for guests
There is a possibility for taking off your shoes at the temples, shrines and restaurants
Itinerary would be changed according to the weather and some other occasions

City Tokyo

Meeting Point At your hotel (Tokyo 23 wards)

Ending Point At your hotel or some other places on your request

Duration 8 hours

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people up to 6 people   Flexible

What‘s included
  • guiding fee
  • hotel pick-up


What‘s not included
  • transportation fee for guests and guide (please reimburse at the end of the tour)
  • entrance fee of museums and temples for guests and guide (**********JPN)
  • lunch for guests

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.

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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Organized by Junko


National Certified Guide

(8) Reviews

Contact Junko
Response Time 57 min

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

I am a long-term resident of Yanesen (Yanaka, Nezu, Sendagi, located in Northeast part of Tokyo) where the old-time atmosphere still remains. How about join the tour by the guide who know the ropes to enjoy this area. I also have been working as a food & wine writer and would like to guide you from the food specialist's point of view! National Guide(EN04269)


Reviews ( 8 )

Excellent
3 months ago |   by Ed

“ A Great Tour in Yanesen ”

Junko gave us exactly what we were looking for. We saw the back streets, met small business owners and learned what it is like to live in Yanesen. What a pleasure to spend that brief period with Junko. We really appreciated her time and knowledge of the area.

Excellent
3 months ago |   by Anita

“ Junko’s magical tour…. ”

Exploring Yanaka, Nezu and Sendagi felt like stepping into another “time” compared to the traffic and congestion of other parts of Tokyo. Junko’s knowledge of these neighborhoods and the people who live here serve to provide a completely personal tour weaving rich Japanese history and culture with modern day lives and activity. I highly recommend Junko and her Yanesen tour for anyone looking to learn more about Japanese culture in a very quaint and relaxing yet fast paced atmosphere. We explored so much in just a few short hours. Thank you Junko for helping me to find the perfect teas for friends back home and of course the gift of nigari. I can’t wait to return to Yanesen to explore the alleyways with my husband!

Excellent
6 months ago |   by Beatriz

“ A very knowledgeable guide ”

We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Junko. I highly recommend anyone to book her.

Excellent
7 months ago |   by Linda

“ full of energy and aims to please! ”

The day we spent with Junko was one of the highlights of our time in Tokyo. Junko asked about our interests in advance, and she built an itinerary that exceeded our expectations. Among other things, we were delighted to visit her neighborhood, the shops, shrine, church, library, and streets. We also had the good fortune of meeting her friends who were celebrating the opening of a new real estate office. Junko has lots of energy and a great command of English. We learned so much from her, and we thoroughly enjoyed her company. We could never have seen and done all that we did on our own. We highly recommend touring Tokyo with Junko!

Excellent
7 months ago |   by Olive

“ Perfect pace, perfect selection of sites, perfect experience! ”

We hired Junko for 4 days in Tokyo including Hokane and Kamakura. This was an exceptional experience for us. Her English and communication skills are very very good. She adjusted the tours to match our interests and ability. We really appreciated her flexibility. In Kamkura she immediately changed her plans to satisfy my last minute suggestion to bike to the sites instead of taking buses. Although she had never done that before, I think she was even amazed at how much fun it made the experience. She worked in our love of art by taking us to see a Kusama exhibit and the open air museum in Hokane

Excellent
8 months ago |   by Jeremy

“ Amazing Guide to a Journey of Sake Brewery in Yamagata ”

It will take a few pages of essay to express our amazing experience with Junko as our guide. In short, Junko is spontaneous, dedicated, and very detailed in all aspects of her work. She has exceeded our expectations in so many ways from planning the itineraries to providing additional information of places, restaurants, and accommodation. With her proficiency as a food & wine writer, you are in for a treat to local food delights! Nothing beats a very satisfied taste bud while enjoying a very well planned out tour. While it is very challenging to translate many terms in the sake brewing process, she had done a phenomenal job in helping us understand each and every detail of the transpired process & technique by the brewery owners. Through her valuable contacts, we were able to visit very exclusive breweries from the very traditional style brewery to the modern brewery using modern science. The experience of sitting through privileged meetings with owners & presidents of the renowned breweries is truly priceless! Special mention to Hashimoto-San, whom has kindly offered his valuable time to drive us around during this tour and connected us to those exclusive breweries! His fatherly love figure to take care of our needs along the way and going the extra mile to surprised us with a particular bottle of sake we were searching for is truly heartwarming! Arigatou gozaimashita ! All in all, this is truly one of a kind customised tour that you really cannot put a price tag on it! Yet, Junko has made it very affordable for us. We only live once to enjoy life's experiences, and this is one of those we will speak of very often. Thank you so much Junko!

Excellent
9 months ago |   by Lindsay

“ A Memorable Day with a Knowledgeable Guide ”

Junko is knowledgeable on all things Tokyo! My husband and I are ending a long trip across Asia with a stop in Tokyo before heading home. We knew we would not have the energy to navigate the complicated transit system, much less research each landmark. We are SO glad we were paired with Junko. She knows something about every aspect of Tokyo - history, culture, religion, economy and so much more. She answered all of our questions and provided context and detail with ease. We visited the Meiji Shrine near Shibuya, toured the Yanesen district (which is her neighborhood and it's clear she's very passionate about it), experienced the most delicious lunch and went to Ginza to see the department store depachika. Junko even catered to our caffeine and snack needs and helped me pick out stationery at the famed Itoya store. Her energy was contagious! Thank you, Junko, for a memorable day that we won't forget!

Excellent
1 year ago |   by Su-Anne

“ Interesting walk through Ya-Ne-Sen ”

Nakahama-san was a very patient guide and took time to explain a lot at each of the many places we stopped by while walking through Yanaka, Nezu and Sendagi. The whole area was very interesting as it was a mix of residences and many little shops at every street. There was the traditional Daikokuya rice cracker shop, a family run sake store, and we even ate some freshly prepared Konnyaku jelly. There were many other places within the area that Nakahama-san showed us. We still have a copy of the hand-drawn map she gave us and may return to explore more of Ya-Ne-Sen another time.

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