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Tokyo Leaf Color Viewing 'a la cart

by Mari
(60) Reviews
6h $ 193 Price up to 4 people

Highlights

  • Ginko Avenue (Icho Namiki) - In Meiji Jingu Gaien, the uniquely trimmed Ginko trees turn a brilliant golden color in late November. You can see the construction cranes of new Olympic stadium.
  • Imperial East Garden - The Japanese style Ninomaru Garden was built in early 17C and the second circle of defense of the former Edo Castle. It’s a stroke-style garden around a big pond. We can enjoy autumn colors of sawtooth oaks, Quercus, and various kinds of maples.
  • Koishikawa Korakusen - A traditional Japanese strolling garden that features a path around a pond built in 17C. Its main pond is surrounded by dozens of maples trees which turn brilliant shades of orange and red in late November.
  • Rokugien – One of the traditional Japanese style gardens created during Edo period. It is located not too far from Koishigawa Korakuen Gardens with more than 87,000 m2. During when the trees turn their colors in autumn, the trees and its leaves are lightened up during the night so that people can enjoy some magical scenery by looking at the autumn leaves in the traditional garden at night.
  • Hamarikyu garden - Built in 1654. One of the typical strolling Japanese Garden of the Edo Period. The Edo Period pond was a tidal pond that depended on the intake of seawater from Edo Bay. It had two duck hunting sites within the grounds. You can enjoy viewing Japanese red maples, trident maple, Japanese wax tree, etc.
  • Shinjyuku Gyoen - It was originally built as a garden for one of the feudal loads during Edo period in the 17th century. It is about 58.3 ha (144 acres) wide. Within the garden, it has a traditional Japanese style garden, an English style garden, and a French style garden. You can find some interesting contrasts and landscapes with the characteristics of the trees planted in the gardens that turns into autumn colors.
  • Cat Street - a trendy fashionable street in Harajuku. Many celebrities came and purchased Vintage wear.
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193.20 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person.
$ 27.60

Overview

This "Momijigari" tour is to enjoy Japanese leaf coloring scenes. You can choose 3 autumn coloring spots including a trendy fashionable Cat Street in Tokyo. In accordance with your choice, I will make a proposed itinerary. Enjoying beautiful Japanese colorful nature and feeling some Japanese culture makes your Japan trip fruitful. The best season for this tour is late November to early December.

What to Expect

In autumn, Japanese have enjoyed going out to the mountainous countryside to see autumn leaves traditionally. We call this leaf peeping "Momiji-gari". There are poems about Momiji-gari in Man-yoshu (the oldest existing collection of Japanese poetry in 7C). Let’s enjoy Momiji-gari feeling like aristocrats.

Please choose three sightseeing sites among the following seven leaf coloring spots.
Imperian East Garden, Ginko Avenue, Koishikawa Korakuen, Rokugien, Hamarikyu, Shinjyuku Gyoen, Yoyogi Park etc.
Also please inform your lunch preference, Japanese food (Sushi, Tempura, Shabu-shabu, Tonkatsu, etc.) or your food restriction. (Lunch charge for you and your guide is not included in this tour fee.)
In accordance with your choice and the best coloring spots, I will make a proposed itinerary.

One of the sample itinerary is
9:00 Meet at your hotel
9:30 Imperial East Garden
11:00 Hamarikyu
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Ginko Avenue
2:00 Meiji Shrine & Yoyogi Park
3:00 Shibuya Crossing

The tour is very flexible with time and places according to your interest.
I can lend you IC card for easy use of transportation and help you to charge your deposit in it.

Let’s enjoy one of the nature treasures of Japan together.

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Mari Licensed Guide
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Highlights

  • Ginko Avenue (Icho Namiki) - In Meiji Jingu Gaien, the uniquely trimmed Ginko trees turn a brilliant golden color in late November. You can see the construction cranes of new Olympic stadium.
  • Imperial East Garden - The Japanese style Ninomaru Garden was built in early 17C and the second circle of defense of the former Edo Castle. It’s a stroke-style garden around a big pond. We can enjoy autumn colors of sawtooth oaks, Quercus, and various kinds of maples.
  • Koishikawa Korakusen - A traditional Japanese strolling garden that features a path around a pond built in 17C. Its main pond is surrounded by dozens of maples trees which turn brilliant shades of orange and red in late November.
  • Rokugien – One of the traditional Japanese style gardens created during Edo period. It is located not too far from Koishigawa Korakuen Gardens with more than 87,000 m2. During when the trees turn their colors in autumn, the trees and its leaves are lightened up during the night so that people can enjoy some magical scenery by looking at the autumn leaves in the traditional garden at night.
  • Hamarikyu garden - Built in 1654. One of the typical strolling Japanese Garden of the Edo Period. The Edo Period pond was a tidal pond that depended on the intake of seawater from Edo Bay. It had two duck hunting sites within the grounds. You can enjoy viewing Japanese red maples, trident maple, Japanese wax tree, etc.
  • Shinjyuku Gyoen - It was originally built as a garden for one of the feudal loads during Edo period in the 17th century. It is about 58.3 ha (144 acres) wide. Within the garden, it has a traditional Japanese style garden, an English style garden, and a French style garden. You can find some interesting contrasts and landscapes with the characteristics of the trees planted in the gardens that turns into autumn colors.
  • Cat Street - a trendy fashionable street in Harajuku. Many celebrities came and purchased Vintage wear.

Important

From July 20 to August 20, my tours are available 5 hours in the morning, 8:00AM-1:00PM and 4 hours in the afternoon 3:00PM to 7:00PM, because in Tokyo it will be extremely hot and humid between 1:00PM-3:00PM.

・The best season for Autumn color leaves in Tokyo is late November to early December.
・As this tour is mainly a walking tour, please come with comfortable walking shoes.

What‘s included
・Guide fee
・Hotel Pick-up in Tokyo area
What‘s not included
・Public transportation fee (approx 1,500 ~2,000 yen per person inside Tokyo)
・Lunch or dinner fee for you and your guide
・Entrance fee for you and your guide
・Insurance and any other personal expenses
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point
The last destination
Duration
6 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 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 ( 60 )
Shannon Shannon United States ( Friends )
Excellent
2 days ago

“ Extraordinarily Grateful for Mari's Wonderful Guidance ”

Mari was an ideal guide for our first trip to Tokyo. When we arrived at our hotel we had a greeting card from Mari waiting for us at the front desk welcoming us to Tokyo, giving us her contact information and reminding us of our 9am meeting time the following morning. This thoughtful touch illustrates Mari's overall style. She worked hard to make our tour unforgettable by meeting all of our objectives while throwing in some off the beaten path surprises that made our tour very special. She was highly organized while also being flexible to go with the flow and allow for some spontaneous additions to our itinerary. She quickly earned our trust in terms of recommendations particularly in regards to meals. The restaurants she took us to were all extraordinary especially the macrobiotic restau... read more

Mari:

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. It encouraged me as a tour guide. As you prepared your travel plan four months ahead, I understand your needs before meeting. I really think that preparation is important. I am glad all of you enjoyed my tour. I also enjoyed guiding you as all of you are friendly and kind. I was impressed that your daughters are smart and very well-behaved. I still remember your curious and happy faces when you saw the print club” “PRICLA.” I hope you will have a wonderful time on the rest of your journey. When you plan to visit Tokyo again, I would be more than happy to guide you. Thank you again.

Serena Serena United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Excellent tour with Mari ”

We spent a great and enjoyable four hours with Mari touring Meiji shrine and Tsukiji Market. Mari was prompt to communicate ahead of the tour and even left a note with her contact info at our hotel for when we checked in. She went over the fascinating history of the shrine and the market and had us sample two different kinds of tuna with freshly grated wasabi root. She pointed out her favorite vendors in the market. She gave tips about navigating through Tokyo and made lots of suggestions. She was very friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend Mari!

Mari:

Thank you so much for your excellent review. I really appreciate it. I was very happy to guide such a super intelligent family. I am glad all your family members are very friendly. I am happy to know that you liked Tuna tasting. Hope you will enjoy the rest of your staying in Japan to make unforgettable experiences. Thank you again and take care. Mari

Danielle Danielle United States
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Unbelievably amazing! ”

Mari is an incredible guide. She is incredibly professional and communicative, knowledgeable and personable. She went above and beyond caring for the group of travellers and was amazing in helping us to organize everything. I would definitely recommend her for anyone who want to really get to know Japan and not just visit.

Mari:

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. It encouraged me as a guide. I am glad that everything went well. To provide the art college group with an introduction of Ukiyoe woodblock printing was a valuable experience for me. Thank you again.

Scott Scott Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Amazing Tokyo Tour! ”

Our experience with Mari San has been excellent. She was quick at responding to our queries via triple lights prior to our tour and had great tour suggestions. When we let her know there were things we looked forward to seeing she came up with an incredible itinerary. Once we got to Tokyo we were dropped off at the wrong hotel as there are two Hotel Montereys so we were scared that she may go to the other hotel while we walked to find our hotel. However upon checking in the concierge let us know we had a message from our tour guide and handed us an envelope with a note from Mari San which put our minds at ease. She was very knowledgeable and well prepared. She had printed three intineraries detailing the places we visited and pertinent information to those places. It was a very enjoyab... read more

Mari:

Thank you very much for your excellent review. I also enjoyed guiding you, especially Kameido Tenjin with wisteria blossom. I hope you will enjoy cruising to Alaska, Please send my warmest regards to your beautiful wife. Thank you again.

Jessy Jessy United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Awesome tour, customized! ”

Mari was amazing! She customized our entire day tour to our interests. She made great recommendations for the tour in advance and even had a print out of Japanese history and the customized agenda she handed out during the tour. She sent Japan tips in advance of our travel without me even asking. She was knowledgeable and got us to our destinations quickly to see many sites in one day. Highly recommend!

Mari:

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I really enjoyed guiding you, four young wonderful ladies. All of you are charming. I was impressed that you are so close. I thought all of you are respect each other which is not an easy thing to do. I hope that through this Japan trip you have experienced some of Japanese cultures and expanded your depth of thinking. Please send my warmest regards to Roslyn, Maggie and Kristin. Thank you again.

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