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Tokyo History Express - 1400 years in one day

by Mack
(12) Reviews
7h $ 134 up to 6 people

Highlights

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

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

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick up in tokyo 23 wards area.
$ 8.90

Overview

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!!.

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.

Highlights

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

Important

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

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.

City Tokyo

Depart From Asakusa

Meeting Point Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center

Ending Point Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings

Duration 7 hours

Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people up to 6 people   Flexible

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)

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 Mack


National Certified Guide

(12) Reviews

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  • English ( License )

Hi. I am Makoto Hori. But please call me just MACK. Aren't you tired with popular tourist destination crowded with many people? If so, I am a perfect guide for you to find "hidden gem", that is, less crowded but impressive places. Now I am exploring hidden gems for you in mainly Yanaka, Ueno and Asakusa area but will expand further. I can also arrange Japanese culture experience if you have interest. Let me support you to make your trip once in a life time experience!!


Reviews ( 12 )

Excellent
2 weeks ago |   by Eric

“ Great Hidden Gems Tour! ”

We had a fantastic experience with Mack. He is very knowledgeable, helpful and showed us some great hidden gems that we would not have otherwise seen. He created a perfect 6 hour tour including temples and shrines in Yanesen, a great ramen lunch and a tour and happy hour in the district we were staying in Kaguruzaka. I also enjoyed the historical context that Mack gave along the way, very interesting. Tokyo can be a virtual maze and you can easily miss very cool things that you could pass over many times without a knowledgeable guide like Mack. Highly recommended!

Excellent
2 weeks ago |   by Mubin

“ A Great Guide with a genuine passion to please his guests ”

Had a wonderful experience with Mack. He went all the way to ensure that we are comfortable and taken care off...his good command of English as well as advance preparation made our trip very meaningful...last minute requests were also accommodated without fail. Since we are Muslims , he ensured that we had Halal food throughout the trip. He also had huge patience considering that we had a 3 year old toddler and a 3 months baby .

Very Good
1 month ago |   by Cristina

“ Enlightening Japanese History ”

The tour provides an in depth information of Japanese history which was quite enlightening. We visited the Asakusa Temple, Ueno Park, Meiji Shrine, Imperial Palace and the Tokyo Metropolitan Gov't Building. It was a long tour but well worth the time and effort in 7 hours. We also experienced riding the Tokyo subway and train system which was quite an eye opener. We would be lost without Mack, our very knowledgeable guide.

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Neil

“ For the Best "Hidden Gem" Tour of Tokyo -- Pick Mack! ”

Mack gave us a first class tour of Tokyo. We wanted to avoid the tourist traps. We wanted a "Hidden Gem" tour -- and we got it! Mack took us to some very unusual places. We joined a Buddhist ceremony (drums and all). We wandered through narrow streets in old neighbourhoods of Tokyo surrounded by wooden homes. We had a traditional tea ceremony in one of these homes. And -- we visited some unique artists along the way. Mack's english is very good. He studied in the US -- and has an MBA from Duke University. He was very good at answering our questions. Bottom-line -- Mack is an excellent guide. We highly recommend him.

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Hayden

“ Tokyo Fish markets, Toyama restaurant and Ozawa Shuzo Sake brewery ”

Really well organized tour and well timed so we could fit in everything Mack planned for the day. Mack even went to the trouble of doing a pre visit to the fish markets to ensure we could get front row for the Tuna cutting.

Excellent
2 months ago |   by Raoul

“ Amazing guide! ”

Mack was superb! He really likes what he does, and it shows! We were sooo lucky to have him as our guide to Tokyo! We saw so much more than we expected, traveled in bus, subway & walk to so many places in the city...all impossible to do by ourselves... he really surpassed our expectations...now we feel that we have a friend in Tokyo! Thanks Mack!

Excellent
2 months ago |   by Justine

“ A fantastic day ”

Mack was recommended to us so we decided to book a day with him and we are so pleased we did. With an allergy to msg and seafood, Mack worked hard to find somewhere suitable for lunch. We had an informative day off the beaten track, seeing a side of Japan that tourists don't usually see. Mack showed us the most wonderful little eateries, shrines, temples, ancient tablets and provided us with a thorough understanding of the history of Japan. Mack is an articulate, intelligent guide and a very wonderful, authentically caring person. Thanks for a great day Mack.

Excellent
3 months ago |   by Anongkan

“ Japanese temple ”

Mack was fantastic he made it very easy to go to places he was very prepared. Service was excellect even with my son coming alone. Very helpful. Great experience and i would recommend him to any of my friend that need a guide around tokyo.

Excellent
3 months ago |   by Jill

“ Worth his weight in gold! ”

We had a more memorable day than we could have even dreamed of! Mack's superb forward planning and organisation meant that the day went like clockwork and we saw and experienced SO much in one day. He was in regular contact up until the day we met to ensure that the tour was tailored perfectly to our needs. His knowledge is extensive and he is such a friendly person too. We could not recommend Mack more highly! Book him today!!

Excellent
4 months ago |   by Alexander

“ Excellent History Tour ”

Mack is knowledgeable in the history of Tokyo. He is very accommodating. My sister walk slow and he slow the pace to the point that we were over the end time. He also pick us up at the hotel and bring us back to the station near the hotel even though I told him that it was not necessary. I will not hesitate to book him again.

Excellent
7 months ago |   by Marie

“ Excellent tour! Excellent & Generous guide! ”

I thank Mack so much for your giving us wonderful tour! great tour guide!

Excellent
9 months ago |   by Rina

“ Very friendly and knowledgeable guide ”

Mack was wonderful with our group and extremely attentive to our needs. We were Travelling with 2 young children and Mack was easy going and catered the tour specifically to what we could do. He even went above and beyond and helped us with the logistics of our transportation, baggage and hotels. Wow amazing service for the price we paid! Thanks Mack for your kindness and hospitality. We will visit Japan again and hope you soon!

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