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Tokyo Leaf Color Viewing 'a la cart

by Mari
(22) Reviews
6h $ 160 Price up to 5 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.
  • Yoyogi Park - If you would like to enjoy strolling under the beautiful sunny and mild autumn weather in Tokyo, Yoyogi park could also be the best place to visit. It is one of the fifth largest parks in Tokyo located right next to the Meiji Shrine with more than 1,300 trees planted in 540,529 m2 wide park where the trees turn their leaves into magnificent autumn colors.
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160.20 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person.
$ 26.70

Overview

This "Momijigari" tour is to enjoy Japanese leaf coloring scenes. You can choose 3 autumn coloring spots among famous autumn leaf viewing sites 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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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.
  • Yoyogi Park - If you would like to enjoy strolling under the beautiful sunny and mild autumn weather in Tokyo, Yoyogi park could also be the best place to visit. It is one of the fifth largest parks in Tokyo located right next to the Meiji Shrine with more than 1,300 trees planted in 540,529 m2 wide park where the trees turn their leaves into magnificent autumn colors.

Important

・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 5 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 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.
Reviews ( 22 )
Excellent
1 week ago |   by Kathy

“ Well prepared, resourceful, delightful guide ”

It was clear before we got to Tokyo that Mari took her work seriously and was determined to provide us with the type of tour we desired. Mari showed great versatility on subjects and an ability to quickly adapt to changing circumstances. She is fun to be with and did a great job getting us interacting with shopkeepers. Mari quickly picked up from conversations that we needed to buy train tickets to Kyoto and to use an ATM. Before our tour ended she made sure those tasks were completed. She also was great about instructing us on subway use and cultural rules. We highly recommend Mari!!

Excellent
3 weeks ago |   by JOHN

“ Narita (NRT) Layover tour ”

Mari did a great job of putting together a private 3 hour layover tour for me. She met me at the airport and in the short time we had we visited a temple, a shrine, did some shopping, sake tasting and tried some fresh eel. I would highly recommend if you have a long layover, to look her up and get out of the airport :)

Excellent
3 weeks ago |   by Michele

“ An amazing if short visit ”

I had a 5.5 hour layover in Japan and thought it would be fun to see something of Japan that wasn't the airport. I found Mari on TripleLights and wrote her a note. She responded right away and said that 5.5 hours was plenty of time to see the small town of Narita. She was amazing! She sent me a photo of where we would meet and held a sign with my name. She had come to Narita before our meeting to find some good souvenir shops and a ramen shop. As promised, my flight landed and Mari was at our agreed upon space with her sign. She helped me put my bag in a storage locker and off we went. She was immensely knowledgeable about the temple in Narita which was wonderful. She also took me to a little shrine, the Shrine of the Fox and talked about the differences between temples and shrines. We then stopped in shops to buy the things I told her I was interested in finding, she took me back to the airport, got my bag and sent me on my way. I had an amazing time with Mari. She is very knowledgeable and easy to be around. Her English was great and her explanations of things were easy to follow. In short, she is a fantastic guide and we will definitely tour with her on our big trip to Japan. I am so glad I found her and didn't spend my layover in the airport! Thank you, Mari for a fantastic time! Michele

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Scott

“ Experienced more of Tokyo with Mari than we could have on our own! ”

My wife and I were in Japan for our first time. We arranged a 4-hour tour with Mari for our first full day. Then had a needed day of rest (we walked A LOT, which we were happy to do) and then a second 4-hour tour. Mari made excellent itinerary suggestions and we were efficient but never rushed. Always informative, especially with architecture notes (my wife is an architect). Mari is very attentive and prepared and abides by your preferences (modern vs history, or both). She also has a great sense of humor! Mari is a fantastic, knowledgeable guide and definitely recommended!

Very Good
1 month ago |   by Dietmar

“ Customised day tour in Tokyo ”

Excellend preparation of our tour, as we discussed togehter the places we wanted to visit (not the standard tourist places everyone visits) . The tour mets our expectations and especially the lunch in the Sushi restaurant was delicious.

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