Are you interested in Japanese history? This history tour will perfectly fulfill your curiosity. As an important political center since the 17th Century, the Tokyo Imperial Palace has a significant cultural and historical legacy. See many significant buildings, such as Edo Castle, Shiba-Toshogu Shrine, Zojoji Temple, a Japanese Orthodox church, an archeological museum, and much more. Come and take a stroll through time around the Palace. I am looking forward to sharing Japanese history with you.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Kazuo.
Guide Fee, Hotel Pick Up and See Off in 23 Wards of Tokyo
Transportation Fee (You and Guide), Lunch (You and Guide), Contribution for Nicholai-do (300Yen/person), Transportation Fee of Guide from Home
Any day available, except some paticular days.
- The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace is closed on Monday and Friday. However, if Monday is a holiday, it will be opened and closed on Tuesday instead. In this case, we will change to visit Nijubashi and Sakuradamon Gate located in the Imperial Palace Outer Garden.
- The main part of the Imperial Palace is currently occupied by the construction of Daijosai halls, which were used for the Imperial rituals. The visitors can see it from a distance, but may not be allowed to observe it closely. Please, contact the tour guide for further information.
- If the visitor would like to visit Kanda Catholic Church, located near the Holy Resurrection Cathedral, please don’t hesitate to inform the tour guide. However, it is closed on Monday. The visitor can only see it from outside. read more
Please refer bellow for approximate distances. They do not include walk of inside. We will take a break depending on the situation.
Shrine and Temple 1.1ml (2.7km)
Imperial Palce 1.3ml(2.1km)
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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Kazuo went way beyond what almost any other guide would do for me by helping me plan my trip in detail in advance since so many things require advance booking, planning, etc. He was fantastic!
Dear Chris Thank you for writing such a very good evaluation for me. My job was given priority to arranging your travel. I was deeply impressed by your will to have your son much pleasure in this travel. And I concentrated on it. Your satisfaction is my joy. I am looking forward to assist you also in your next travel. Best Regards, Kazuo
Kazuo is really a gentleman, his English is excellent ,and his historical and cultural knowledge of Japan are excellent. Our group was 4 adults and we spent a day with Kazuo seeing incredible places hat would have been very hard to find by ourselves. Kazuo did a lot of research for our trip and he was an excellent guide. I would not hesitate to hire him again, and I highly recommend him! Lastly, our guide took us to a very reasonably priced Japanese restaurant that had very good food for about $10 a person. Kazuo really listens to what you say you want to do, and he is very flexible. We spent a whole day with him and will definitely book with him again!
Jane, I really appreciate such a good evaluation to me. Your requirements were basic knowledge of Japanese history and culture, and preparation for your own stroll in Tokyo later. According to these criteria, I gathered visiting sites in nearby area and stacked into the tour. As my prospect may have been rather optimistic, the time was nearly running out. But the delay was suppressed by your suggestion. All of you seemed to enjoy the tour. It was a wonderful experience also for me. I deeply thank you and am looking forward to next guide for you.