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Tokyo History Express - 1400 years in one day


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

Tokyo is now one of the largest metropolitan city. But long time ago it was a tiny fishermen's village. Let's explore the history of Tokyo from 7th century when it was a tiny village to the present day. That means we will go through 1400 years history in only one day. Tokyo history express will start soon upon your request!!.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Mack.

  • Asakusa (Sensouji Temple, Asakusa Shrine)
  • Ueno (Ueno park, Ueno Toshogu, Bentendo)
  • Imperial Palace
  • Meijijingu Shrine
  • Shinjyuku Metropolitan Government Office

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What to Expect

Tokyo has both old sites and modern sites. During this trip you can enjoy both. On top of that you will learn the history of Tokyo briefly while visiting popular places in historical order. This tour also serve as one day highlight trip cause the places we will visit are all must-see spots in Tokyo.

Departure & Return

Depart From Asakusa
Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center
Ending Point Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

What‘s not included

Transportation fee (you can use metro 24 hour ticket, which costs 600 yen), lunch for you and guide(we will have lunch during our trip based on your request), food (sweets, snacks if necessary), drink(you should have something to drink especially on hot day)

Important

Please ask for availability even if it is not available on calendar. I will try to adjust my schedule if possible.

Transportation cost to other location.

We will use metro subway basically. Unfortunately some of metro stations are less friendly to the wheelchair and the stroller. If you use those, we may have to adjust our schedule by cutting one or two spots to finish our tour as scheduled.

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 ( 21 )
4.9 (21) Reviews
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Audrey Audrey United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Good, organized way to navigate Tokyo on 1st day ”

Mack was very organized prior to our arrival in Tokyo. He corresponded quickly and was not only able to plan our itinerary but make restaurant recommendations and bookings for a big party. On the day of, he was on time. He knew the subway system well and the details of each site. We were the very first to request a visit to a hedgehog cafe which he researched and arranged for us to go to without a hitch. He was accommodating and helped us (a large group of 8) through Tokyo which seems a relatively hard thing to do in such a busy city. Thanks Mack for always making sure we were always well taken care of.

Mack:

Dear Audrey San. Thank you for having me as your guide and giving me such many good words for me. I am very glad to know you enjoyed our tour in Tokyo. I am also very happy to have your family and friends. It was very good experience for me. I hope I can see you again. Best regards, Mack

Anupa Anupa India ( Solo )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Art tour of Tokyo ”

Mack is one of the most amazing guides I have ever had the pleasure of being escorted by on a tour. He worked around all my mental and physical issues to ensure we cover as much as possible on our trip. I was so amazed and truly touched when he sent me a postcard with the Yayoi Kusama Museum when I was in Kyoto. I was really wanting to see the museum but they had no availability so he sent me a postcard and a table cover with the museum on it. Thank you Mack for making my trip to Tokyo so completely memorable!

Mack:

Dear Anupa San Thank you for your kind words for me. I did my best and I am glad to hear you enjoyed our tour. This time we had limited time. I hope you visit gain to explore our culture further. Please take care. Best regards, Mack

Zachary Zachary United States ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Thank you very much! ”

Mack did a great job. He is highly communicative and a great tour guide!

Mack:

Dear Zachery San Thank you for your comments. I did my best and will do so always to satisfy your guests. Best regards, Mack

Matthew Matthew Australia ( Family )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Excellent experience ”

After a long week of skiing, my family had the great pleasure of being shown around Tokyo by Mack. He was an excellent tour guide because he was extremely organised and knew his way around the city very well. We were very grateful for Mack’s generosity and patience. It was an exciting and memorable experience. I cannot recommend Mack highly enough.

Mack:

Dear Matt San. Thank you for having me as your guide today. Since this is in the middle of new year holiday, some services were not available. However you did my best and I hope you and your children enjoyed the day. Please have a safe flight. I hope I can see you again. Best regards, Mack

BRIAN BRIAN United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Full day of Historical sites and gardens ”

I have taken many tours and I must say Mack was one of my most favorite guides. Prior to our trip I let Mack know that we wanted to see as many historical sites as possible and we were okay with any suggestions he may have. Well Mack delivered, we went all over Tokyo and saw most everything we wanted to see and then some. A couple of the highlights were one Mack planned and one I believe we just stumbled on. The impromptu highlight was a dance (parade of dancers) contest going on in the city that was fun to watch. The other was one Mack planned for us, a Buddhist drum ceremony that was also very interesting to see. Mack also took us to a very delicious restaurant that was off the beaten path for lunch. He also helped us purchase train tickets that would have been very complicated for us t... read more

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