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Tokyo Private One-day Tour

by Makiko
(43) Reviews
7h $ 218

Highlights

  • 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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218.05 USD

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1 person 218.05 USD
2 ~ 4 people 236.74 USD
5 people 267.89 USD
6 people 299.04 USD
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 33.82

Overview

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.

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 - The world's largest fish market
Ginza - one of the most famous upmarket shopping, dining and entertainment district
Omotesando / Harajuku - Omotesand, known as Tokyo's Champs-Elyseees 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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Highlights

  • 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

Important

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.

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
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point
At your hotel or a last destination of the tour
Duration
7 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 people   Flexible

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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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 43 )
Susan Susan United States ( Couple )
Excellent
19 hours ago

“ A wonderful day! ”

We are first time Tokyo visitors and Makiko was invaluable in helping us get our bearings. The itinerary she designed was varied and delightful, and her knowledge of Japanese history provided context for the things she showed us. Along the way, she taught us how to use the subway and even helped us purchase rail tickets for the rest of our travels in Japan! Makiko’s thoughtfulness, knowledge and wonderful personality made a first day in Japan very special. We would highly recommend her as a guide!

Makiko:

Thank you very much for a wonderful review! I am glad to hear you enjoyed my tour. It was such a lovely time to spend with both of you. Have a great time for the rest of you stay in Japan. Hope to see you again sometime in future. Please come back in differnet season. Makiko

Aloka Aloka United States ( Friends )
Excellent
3 days ago

“ Wonderful day with Makiko ”

We sent a wonderful day in Tokyo with Makiko! She met us at our hotel and took us to see the main sites we had requested in our1-day tour. I don't think we could have seen and understood as much without her guidance on the subways, speaking with shopkeepers, and explaining Japanese customs to us! She helped us plan our next half-day on our own, and made sure at the end of the day the taxi driver knew where we were heading. Would highly recommend her!

Makiko:

Thank you very much for a wonderful review! I was so happy to hear you enjoyed my tour. I had a lovely time with both of you. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Tokyo. Hope to see you again soon! My warmest regards to Sarah. Makiko

Dan & Mary Dan United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Great Introduction to Tokyo ”

Makiko was exceptional. She emailed us several times before we arrived in Tokyo to inquire what we wanted to see & do, she arranged an itenary & obtained our approval in advance. Makiko met us the first day at the hotel with only a few moments delay as there was a typhoon the day before which caused severe issues & delays in the train service. (She got up 2 1/2 hours early to meet us as she anticipated there would be problems). Even so, she made it to us with only a slight delay and then suggested an alternate transportation to avoid the commute backlog jam on the trains. She took us to all the different venues we had requested and also showed us how to purchase tickets & use the subway & train system to get around Tokyo on our own, which we have done on the following days we did not hav... read more

Makiko:

Thank you very much for a great review. It was a pleasure to be your guide for 2 days in Tokyo. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed my tour. It was such a lovely time with you. We were so lucky to have nice weather for both days. Hope to see you again. Please come back in different season to enjoy more flower. Have a wonderful time for a cruise! My warmest regards to Mary. Makiko

Roger Roger Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Tokyo tour with Makiko ”

We arranged the day tour of Tokyo through Triplelights but we always was in contact with Makiko directly. We arrived on the Quantum of the Seas into Yokohama at the Daikoku Pier, you can’t walk into Yokohama so we arranged to meet Makiko in a hotel in Yokohama, we went by taxi from the port to hotel about $30 Aust. All tours in Japan are walking tour you travel place to place by train with your guide. We traveled from Yokohama train station to the Tsukiji Wholesale Fish market , this place is a great place to visit the market is open five days a week,Makiko took us in the side door( I don’t think you are really are aloud in the market) it was fantastic to see the amount of fish traded and stalls packing fish to go to the Restaurants and stores. We then back on the train to visit the Sen... read more

Makiko:

Thank you very much for a wonderful review! It was pleasure to be your guide for your special day. It was rainy day, but we covered many places and walked quite a lot! Hope you were not too tired. I really enjoyed talking with you, especially on the train (we had a lot of travel time). Hope you have a chance to come back and we meet again. My warmest regards to Irene, Gwen and Joe.

Caroline Caroline United States ( Friends )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Great guide ”

We spent two days with Makiko and it was truly a pleasure. She tailored the tour to our interests and was most accommodating when we made changes to our tour due to weather. She was on time, professional and informative about the different places we visited. She shared tidbits about the Japanese culture which would never have happened had we trekked thru Tokyo on our own. She is fluent in english. She is considerate, respectful and patient, all traits we genuinely appreciate. Thank you, Makiko for making our trip so special. In fact, you made us feel welcomed and were excited to share your country with us such that we will return hopefully in the next year and will be looking for your services once more.

Makiko:

Thank you very much for a wonderful review with five stars! I am so happy to hear you had a good time with me. It was pleasure to be your guide for 2 days in Tokyo. I truly enjoyed spending time with you, talked about many things and had a good laugh. Both of you were always positive. It made me very happy. I can't wait to see you next year! Thank you again for everything. My warmest regards to Marlene.

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