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Tokyo Private One-day Tour

7 hours
up to 6 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

Tokyo is a beautiful, unique and exciting city. It has various kinds of charms of both traditional and modern aspects.
This is a customized tour just for you. I listed popular places to visit below. Please let me know 3 - 4 places you would like to visit. I will make your itinerary and I may suggest some places that you might be interested in.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Makiko.

  • Temples/Shrines - Sensoji temple in Asakusa, Meiji Jingu Shrine in Harajuku, Dojoji temple in Shiba koen, Hie jinjya Shrine in Akasaka
  • Shopping areas - Ginza, Omotesando/Harajuku, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Roppongi, Marunouchi, Odaiba
  • Gardens/Parks - Hamarikyu Garden, Shinjuku Gyoen Park, Rikugien Garden, Koishikawa Korakuen Garden, Kiyosumi Garden
  • Tokyo City View Points - Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatory, The World Trade Center Observatory, Roppongi Hills Observation Deck
  • Museums - Edo Tokyo Museum, Tokyo National Museum, Hokusai Museum, Ota Museum, Samurai Museum, Nezu Museum
  • Other interesting places - Imperial Palace and its East Garden, Tsukiji Fish Market, National Diet of Japan, Kabukiza Gallery, Experience of tea ceremony, Strolling Kagurazaka area / Yanasen area

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What to Expect

You can visit the places that you are interested in and spend time as you like. I will try to make your day special and enjoyable.
Here are some must-see spots in Tokyo for first visitors listed below. Also there are many nice places other than major spots. I will make your own itinerary according to your interest.

Sensoji temple in Asakusa - the oldest temple in Tokyo and famous for a big red lantern and Nakamise shopping street
Meiji Jingu Shrine - one of the most important Shrine in Tokyo with tranquil forest
Imperial Palace and its East Garden - the formaer site of Edo Castle and the residence of the Imperial family
Tokyo Tower (333m) / Tokyo Skytree (634m)
Tsukiji Fish Market
Ginza - one of the most famous upmarket shopping, dining and entertainment district
Omotesando / Harajuku - Omotesand, known as Tokyo's Champs-Elysees with high-end boutiques, restaurants and cafes / Takeshita Dori (Harajuku), the center of youth fashion (Kawaii)
Hama Rikyu Garden - a large landscape garden

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point At your hotel or a last destination of the tour

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in Tokyo 23 wards

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), entrance fee (you and guide), meal (you and guide) - at your expense


We use public transportation and we walk quite a lot, so please wear comfortable shoes.
If you would like to use a private car, it is also possible.
Please bring some Japanese yen, some places don't accept a credit card.
*Please send me a message to confirm my availability before booking, thank you.

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 ( 71 )
4.8 (71) Reviews
Very Good
Malcolm Malcolm Canada ( Couple )
2 weeks ago

“ Tokyo and Nikko: Gardens, Shrines and Local Culture ”

Let me begin with my conclusion: Makiko is an excellent guide whom I would recommend highly. Here is why. My wife and I spent five days in and around Kyoto, visiting many significant historical and cultural sites. We traveled to Tokyo knowing we were going to a great world city, a modern metropolis. But, we maintained our interest in the historic and cultural. Makiko skillfully put together tours in Tokyo, espcially in the wonderful gardens. She also organized a very special day for us to visit Nikko, which was an exceptional experience, both from the cultural historic perspective and that of nature, with mountains, the lake and a wonderful waterfall. In short, Makiko put together a plan that worked well for us. I am confident that had we wanted to see other perspectives on Tokyo, she woul... read more


Thank you very much for a wonderful review! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed my tour. I truly had a lovely time with you and your wife. It was great pleasure to be your guide. Such a nice couple you are! Have a safe journey back home. Hope to see you sometime again! Please come back in different season. My warm regards to Mardi, Makiko

Cynthia Cynthia United States ( Family with kids )
3 months ago

“ Wonderful (and wet!) Intro to Tokyo ”

Makiko was a wonderful guide for Tokyo for our family of five. Despite torrential rain, we managed to take in the Meiji Shrine and Makiko explained the Shinto rituals. We also had a great lunch at a conveyor sushi restaurant and she found a super fun animal cafe for our kids to enjoy. It was the wettest tour ever and our children were jet-lagged, but Makiko remained pleasant and professional at every turn. She even wrote a very helpful allergy card for our oldest daughter to use on our trip. Thank you, Makiko!


Thank you very much for a wonderful review! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed a day with me even it was raining so heavily. We were all wet! Hope you had a good time for the rest of your stay in Japan. Such a nice family! I had a lovely time with all of you. Hope to meet you again! My warm regards to everyone in your family. Makiko

Ann Ann United States ( Couple )
4 months ago

“ Excellent Tour of Kamakura from Tokyo ”

My husband and I really enjoyed our day exploring Kamakura with Makiko. Makiko spoke perfect English, and was very knowledgeable about of the sites that we visited. She navigated efficiently from site to site in Kamakura, always choosing the best mode of transportation. I wasn't feeling well the day of our tour, and Makiko went out of her way to accommodate me. Makiko also has a flower arrangement business, and we enjoyed hearing her perspective on the flowers we saw. Makiko was so pleasant to be around, and we highly recommend booking her for Kamakura! I am sure she would be excellent as a Tokyo guide as well.


Thank you very much for such a wonderful review! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed my tour to Kamakura. I had lovely time with you and your husband. Such a nice couple! We talked a lot about lots of things! Hope you enjoyed the rest of time in Japan. Looking forward to meeting you again! Please come back in different season and enjoy flowers and nature. My warm regards to Will. Makiko

Larry Larry United States ( Couple )
4 months ago

“ Awesome visit with great guide ”

My wife and I had the good fortune to have selected Makiko as our guide in Tokyo for four days. She was very attentive to our needs and was pleasant to be with. She escorted us around Tokyo in an efficient and time effective manner. We usually used public transportation which was efficient and fast. Tokyo’s subway and train system is amazing. Makiko is well versed in the history, culture and religion of Japan. Her command of English is excellent. We highly recommend Makiko.


Thank you very much for a wonderful review! Glad to hear you enjoyed my tour. It was a pleasure to be your guide for 3 days. Such a lovely time for me to spend with both of you. Hope to see you again. My warm regards to Sandy. Makiko

Theresa Theresa United States ( Family )
5 months ago

“ Nikko Highlights Tour ”

Our family of four had a great time seeing the best of Nikko. Makiko did a wonderful job of organizing our tour so that we could see everything in the few hours that we had in Nikko before we headed back to Tokyo. Thanks to Makiko, everything went smoothly and everyone enjoyed the time that we spent in Nikko.


Thank you very much for a great review and your generosity. I am happy to hear you enjoyed my tour in Nikko. I had such a lovely time with you and your family. Hope to see you again. Have a wonderful time for the rest of your stay in Japan! My warm regards to all of them in your family. Makiko

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