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Tokyo Golden route (Imperial Palace & Asakusa)

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

At first we go to the Imperial Palace to see double bridge,
after that, we visit Imperial Palace east garden.
In the afternoon, we visit Sensoji temple ,
then Nakamise shopping street and Kappabashi kitchen utensils street.
start:9:00am your hotel
finish:6:00pm your hotel


Feel free to personalize this offer with KAZUO.

  • double-bridge→a symbol of Imperial Palace
  • There are many trees & flowers in the Imperial Palace east garden.
  • We visit some good viewing spot of Tokyo station and eat at lunch
  • Sensoji temple→it is the oldest temple in Tokyo.
  • Nakamise shopping street→You can get traditonal Japanese things for souvenirs
  • There are many shops selling distinctive Japanese kitchen utensilsIn in Kappabashi street.

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What to Expect

・Firstly ,you can see beautiful scenery of Imperial Palace ,"double bridge" is the symbol of Imperial Palace.
・There are many trees & flowers in the Imperial Palace east garden, and you can recognize the trace of Edo castle .
・I can guide you good viewing spot of Tokyo station
・You can enjoy the atmosphere of Sensoji temple,big statues,a big red lantern,a five-story pagoda,omikuji(fortune-telling).
・You can get traditional Japanese things,like,a folding fan and lacquer-ware chopsticks in Nakamise shopping street.
・In Kappabashi street,there are interesting things,food made of plastic,plastic sushi is popular for souvenirs among foreign tourists

After the tour ,I can take you to the famous izakaya street, "Hoppy-dori" or famous okoomiyaki (Japanese-style pizza) restaurant .

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel inTokyo
Ending Point At your hotel in Tokyo or Asakusa

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee
hotel pick-up in Tokyo
hotel drop-off in Tokyo

What‘s not included

transportation fee →from your hotel to Imperial Palace・(you and guide)・・・・approximately ¥200  per one person
transportation fee →from Asakusa to your hotel (you and guide)・・・・・・・・approximately ¥270  per one person
transportation fee →from Tokyo station to Asakusa(you and guide)・・・・・・・・・・・・・ ¥330 per one person

entrance fee (you&guide)
lunch fee (you &guide)


Imperial Palace east garden is closed on Monday and Friday

the fee →include guide fee
pick up and drop off

not include transportation fee
(you and guide during the tour)
lunch fee
(you and guide)
entrance fee
(you and guide)

I can guide you at local area(outside Tokyo)if you pay my transportation fee .
I can guide you through Tokyo to local area
if you pay my hotel fee.

・Please wear walking shoes.
・Please prepare Japanese money, some places ( souvenir shops,restaurants) don't accept credit card.
・Please take care of valuable things, Sensoji temple is very crowded.

*Imperial Palace east garden is closed on Monday and Friday

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 ( 5 )
4.5 (5) Reviews
Very Good
TABITHA TABITHA United States ( Solo )
6 months ago

“ Best Tokyo sightseeing in a day ”

I was travelling alone and hired Kazuo for 8 hours tour of Tokyo. It was my first day in Japan. He customized my day so that I got to see all the sights that were not included in a group tour that I was going to join the next day. He was very knowledgable and shared detailed information on the sights and day to day Japanese culture and ways of life. It was nice to interact with a Tokyo native and see the city through his perspective. Even though I was younger and travelling alone, he made me feel comfortable and safe. I was very very pleased with the whole experience. Even after continuing on to a 9 day group tour. I still feel that my first day tour with Kazuo was my best experience. Thank you very much.


Thank you for your wonderful comment. I also enjoyed the tour too, especially,Sakura of Shinjuku gyoen garden and maid Cafe at Alihabara . I am looking forward to seeing you again.

Jane Jane Australia ( Family with kids )
9 months ago

“ Tokyo tour old and new ”

Kazuo was our guide for our first day in Tokyo. We had a wonderful day with our 3 teenage boys and we were all absolutely exhausted at the end of it! Kazuo was very cognizant of what would be interesting for them at the same time being very informative regarding the history of the sites we visited. His advice re navigating the train system will ensure that we’ll be confident by ourselves now. We’d highly recommend his services.


Hi Jane Thank for your wonderful comments. I also enjoyed your tour. Tomorrow I recommend you go to Okatimachi and enjoy shopping at Ameyoko street. Today You took Yamanote line and various type of subway.

Nicolette Nicolette United States ( Family )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Awesome guide! ”

Awesome guide! We booked Kazuo the day of our tour & he communicated very well with me while I was trying to booked him. He was good at making sure we were comfortable as we were touring with an elderly person so we had to take our time waking and going up and down subway stair cases. He was very patient & friendly through out the tour. Really enjoyed having to tour us around and we will definitely hire him again! He was also nice enough to give us instructions on going to other places for the remainder of our stay in Japan.


Thank you for your nice comment. I also enjoyed the guide with you. Please continue to enjoy your tour. I'm looking forward to seeing you again.

Jay Jay Australia ( Couple )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Great tour of Shinjuku ”

We had a private tour with Kaz-San on our first day in Tokyo. Kaz was very prepared with maps and a detailed itinerary of where to go and also giving us the flexibility to choose our destinations. He helped us with some common Japanese phrases and local history of all the places we went. We are still working on our “gozaimas” :) arigatogozaimas Kaz, we appreciate the extra time and attention you took to make our tour a great experience. Jay


Hi Jay thank you for your good review I think you enjoyed Shinjuku walking tour We ate famous niboshi ramen noodle in the golden street. Next I would like to bring you to my favorite ramen restaurant, seafood soup. I was impressed by your positive learning of Japanese expression. I think you master phrase,〜San,〜gozaimas,〜deshita. Please continue your nice trip from kazu-san

Amanda Amanda Japan ( Friends )
1 year ago

“ Wonderful Tour of Shrines and Temples ”

Our small group of ex-pats hired Kazuo-san to take us around to some shrines and temples and explain the differences between the two main religions here in Japan - Shintoism and Buddhism. Kazuo-san was a excellent guide and very prepared for our tour. He even made a notebook for each of us with explanations of all the different aspects of both types of religious buildings and what goes on there. Our whole group learned a lot about religion in Japan and will be great guides for our guests when they visit.


Amandaーsan, Thank you for your wonderful comment. I also enjoyed your guide. I am surprised that all of you have good knowledge of Japanese religion. Amandaーsan already know that the ashes of Buddha is enshrined at the five story pagoda, may be better than ordinary Japanese. I am looking forward to seeing you again. Kazuo

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