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Tokyo Half-day as you like


Tokyo
4 hours
up to 6 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

This half day tour fits you all, from first timers to repeaters who love local experiences. Families, friends, colleges, solo travelers such as. Why? Because it's "as you like". You can request 1 or 2 spots according to your preferences or let me choose best for you if you don't have any idea.The tour could be flexible cause only between us.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Kaori.

  • Asakusa, Senso-ji Temple, Kappabashi kitchen street, Hoppy street
  • Ueno Park (greenery, culture and samurai history), Yanaka local walking
  • Tsukiji Outer Fish Market, Ginza, Kabuki-za theater, Hamarikyu-gardens
  • Tokyo station, East Gardens of Imperial Palace, Nijubashi (double bridge)
  • Meiji-jingu Shrine surrounded by 100 years' forest in the very center
  • Harajuku, Takeshita street, Omote-sando (architecture paradise), Cat street,
  • Shibuya ScrambleCrossing, Hachi-ko statue ( a dog statue), Tokyu Food Show
  • Shinjuku-gyoen gardens, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Observatory, Kabuki-cho, Omoide Yokocho
  • Tokyo Tower, Zojo-ji Temple (shogun's temple), World Trade Center Build. Observatory, Kyu-shiba-rikyu Gardens
  • Odaiba (new water front, popular for families and couples), Fuji-TV, History Garage, Rainbow Bridge
  • Tokyo Skytree, Soramachi shopping complex, Kokugikan (sumo stadium), Hokusai Museum, Sword Museum
  • Roppongi Hills, Mori Art Museum, Sky Deck (open-air observatory), Tokyo Midtown, Roppongi Art Triangle
  • Sumida boat cruise between Asakusa and Hamarikyu-gardens or Odaiba (highly recommended)
  • A lot more... local towns

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What to Expect

Highlights just show major attractions of Tokyo. Tokyo has a lot more to experience besides the list. As a half day tour, please pick up 1 or 2 spots from the highlights. Or you can request specific spot not on the list. I can suggest local towns if you ask me so.

I can make a good combination of old and modern, major and local when you pick up the spots, or let me choose best for you if you don't know what to see. If you want only local, it's also fun.

Every sight you see has some meanings and history. But when you travel alone, you see it, you don't get it. I enjoy talking about such things connected to Japanese culture, history, way of thinking, and our daily life on the way.

Especially if you're heading to Kyoto after Tokyo, spending someone who can explain Japanese matters in the first place makes a lot difference. Temples and shrines, Buddhism and Shintoism. They are not only basis of Japanese way of life but also main attractions of Kyoto and Nara. You'll understand more when you get there.

"Enjoy together with fun learning" is what you can expect with my tour.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Tokyo, or any designated place in central Tokyo
Ending Point At your hotel in Tokyo, or any designated place in central Tokyo

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in Tokyo

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), food and drinks (you and guide), entrance fee (you and guide)

If take Sumida boat cruise :
・Between Asakusa and Hamariky-gardens (35min) :adult 1,040JPN / kids 400JPN (including admission for Hamariky-gardens)
・Between Asakusa and Odaiba (70min): adult 1,380JPN / kids 690JPN

Important

My tours basically start from Tokyo area and end at Tokyo area. Please note if start from outside Tokyo, transportation fee (to and from) for guide will be added. Thank you for your understanding.

・This is a walking tour using public transportation. Please wear comfortable shoes.
・Taxi is available on your cost if you feel you need it.
・Tokyo Subway Ticket (24h/48h/72h) is highly recommended with good value. (only visitors can be purchased with passport)
・Please bring some Japanese Yen. Small shops don't accept credit cards in Japan.

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.

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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Reviews ( 30 )
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Saras Saras United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 day ago

“ 2 days with Kaori ”

Kaori was punctual, polite, and explains about the places we were going... she gave us an insight about Japan’s way of life.

Kaori:

Thank you for the excellent review for our 2 days tours, Saras-san. Glad it seems you safely got back home. It was really fun to be with a funny lovely coupe, always laughing, enjoying the life. I recommend you try Onsen hot spring on your next visit! It's another local experience. I'd love to welcome your older sister for Mt.Fuji in the future. Take enough rest after a long trip. Hugs and Kisses, Kaori

carol Carol United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Kaori is the best! ”

Kaori is kind, flexible, detail-oriented and organized! She was the first person we talked to on our 2nd day of Japan and she was instrumental to us. She showed us lots of cool neighborhoods, temples and shrines, and picked out a great lunch spot. She also gave us great additional personal recommendations after she had quickly figured out our tastes in shopping/museums/art. She stayed later past our tour time to help us plan our public transit for our other independent site-seeing plans.

Kaori:

Thank you for the excellent comment on me, Carol san. I cannot expect more than to be reviewed as the best. What a great pleasure to accompany a beautiful pair of mother and daughter in happy relations. We were very lucky to have been able to visit Japanese festivals such as a unique Yosakoi festival around Harajuku and Bon Dance Festival in Hibiya Park on our tour day, when you requested some kind of Omatsuri festivals as your interest. I hope you enjoyed Kyoto and loved Team-lab museum after Kyoto. If you come back here with your husband, l’d love to introduce some beautiful architectures for him. Looking forward to the time together. Thanks again. Hugs and kisses, Kaori

Leigh Leigh United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Excellent Guide for a Custom Tour ”

I needed help with navigation and language during a trip through Tokyo, and had very specific ideas of what I wanted to see and do in a very tight timeline. A few places I wanted to go were not typical tourist destinations, but Kaori-san was happy to take me to game cafes and escape rooms, and we actually managed to escape one! Kaori-san went out of her way to learn more about the things I was interested in, and was able to suggest additional stops that enhanced my trip. She knew the Tokyo area very well. She was prompt and well organized, and I felt safe and well guided in a big, exciting new city.

Kaori:

Thank you for giving me such a warmest comment for me, Leigh-san. It encourages me a lot. Many thanks. It was great pleasure to help you to make your to-do-list come true in Tokyo. At the same time, it was great fun to try game cafes and especially escape rooms with you. How glad we were when we MADE it in time! I greatly appreciate you gave me this unique opportunity. And I feel really honored you kindly mentioned you felt safe during the tour. I always want my guests enjoy Japan without any concerns. I look forward to seeing again and time together. Thanks again. Hugs and kisses, Kaori

Benyamin Benyamin United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Great experience ”

Great guide Very helpful

Kaori:

Thank you for giving me an excellent review, Benyamin san. It was my pleasure to help you on your arrival and transportation. Relieved it seems you're back home safely. I'd love to help you whenever you need any kind of assitance in Tokyo and surroundings. Thank you for choosing me as your guide for Tokyo. Many thanks, Kaori

Winsome Winsome Canada ( Family )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Amazing Tokyo experience ”

Wow! Thank you so much much Kaori for such an amazing day. We are extremely impressed with your organization and the thought you put in to ensure we had a lovely day from transportation to having umbrellas for all 5 of us. You were able to exceed a 18 year old anime and Tokyo teenage culture fanatic with no luggage and the rest of us. By the way she thinks you deserve a rating of 7 for going above and beyond Thank you so much and we will definitely use your services the next time we are in Tokyo

Kaori:

Thank you so much for giving me the warmest comment on me, Winsome-san. Glad it seems you safely back home after your cruise. What a great honor to be rated beyond 5 by a young Kawaii girl who are into Japanese culture! I believe lost luggage was really tough for a teenage girl, not having clothes to wear, but happy to hear I could help with her finding enough items she loved during our tour. I enjoyed talking with her a lot and was happy to see she was enjoying every experience. I'm waiting to see you again and have more time together to show you and your family around. Hope it comes near future! Please say hello from me to all. Thanks again. Hugs & kisses, Kaori

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