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Overview

We'll stroll around the most attractive spots in Tokyo: Tsukiji, Hama-rikyu Gardens, Asakusa and Ginza.
You can enjoy Japanese delicacies from Japanese sweets to high quality dining, such as sukiyaki, tempura, eel dish or sushi. You will also feel the color of Tokyo while going down the river by waterbus. You’ll be excited to see the coexistence of old and new culture in Tokyo through this tour.

Highlights

  •   Tsukiji Fish Market (outer market)
  •   Hamarikyu Garden
  •   Water-bus
  •   Asakusa
  •   Ginza

Information

City Tokyo
Meeting Point At your hotel lobby
Ending Point At the final destination or your hotel
Departure 08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 8h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 6
Booking
8h
When?

People

279.00 USD

total price for up to 6 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

extra hour. 36.00 USD
extra person . 36.00 USD

What to Expect

In the morning
1. Tsukiji Fish Market (outer market): Sushi, donburi (rice bawl dish), fresh fruit, and various set meal are available. Various kinds of Japanese kitchen knives are also popular among tourists.
2. Hama-rikyu Gardens: Originally built as the family garden of Tokugawa Shogun, this garden still attracts people as an oasis in urban center. You can enjoy powdered green tea and Japanese sweets at Nakajima-no-ochaya.
3. Waterbus from Hama-rikyu Gardens to Asakusa: Enjoy the view of very unique bridges across the Sumida River.

In the afternoon
4. Asakusa: You can learn coexistence of Buddhism and Shintoism by visiting Senso-ji Temple and Asakusa-jinja shrine. How about buying traditional Japanese souvenirs at the shopping arcade called Nakamise?
Asakusa also offers various gourmet dining. I’d recommend you have quality wa-gyu (Japanese beef) sukiyaki, beautiful tempura, or any other Japanese cuisine.
5. Ginza: Several new landmarks has emerged. You must be impressed by the state-of the art architectures in this district. The streets are lined with long established specialty shops and high-end boutiques.
Enjoy feeling the amazing combination of good-old things and the latest stuff through my tour.


What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in 23 wards of Tokyo, transportation fee for your guide

What‘s not included

your transportation fee, entrance fee (you and your guide), lunch

*If you’d like the guide to join you for lunch, please cover the expenses for the guide.

Important

Please join my tour with the shoes which are easy to walk.
This is a walking tour. We use public transportation mainly. The rate doesn't include the fare for your transportation, your entrance fee and lunch.

It's good for you to carry a decent amount of Japanese Yen with you. You can use this for transportation, snacks, souvenirs etc… Many small markets in Tokyo are cash only though most shops and restaurants accept credit cards.

Estimated Local Cash Needed:
Transportation expenses: about 1,000yen/person ( JR or Tokyo Metro)
Waterbus fare: 740yen/person
Admission fee to Hama-rikyu Gardens 300yen/person.


Extras (optional)

extra hour. 36.00 USD
extra person . 36.00 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
You’ll be able to see the guide’s e-mail address and phone number. You can contact your guide directly before the tour starts, and enjoy your tour on the day!
Please check the following link. https://triplelights.com/cancel
Yes, by using our secure online payment system, your payment information is encrypted and you are secured against fraud and unauthorized transaction. Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged upon booking. However, if the guide does not accept your booking, the amount will be credited back to the account from which the charge was drawn.
No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
More Frequently Asked Questions

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Its more affordable than it seems. Our pricing is often per-tour (not per-person), so if your group is 2 or more people, you'll most probably pay less than if you took a bus tour.

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All tours are private. Enjoy a deeper learning experience as your guide will be 100% focused on you and the people traveling with you.

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Reviews

Rebecca Rebecca
1 week ago , ( Friends ) , From: United States

“ Toyko Tour with Mayumi ”

Our flight was a day late and we were dying of jetlag, forcing us to cut our tour with Mayumi short, which was a huge bummer because it was our best tour in Japan by far! Mayumi made it very easy to communicate beforehand, and accommodated a lot of last minute changes. She helped us make some phone calls and figure out where to take a nap when our jet lag got the best of us. She seemed to know literally everything about everything, and was more of a very wise buddy than a walking encyclopedia. We had actual fun on our tour and learned a ton not only about what we were there to see, but everything else we had questions about. She checked in on us after our tour to ask if we needed anything also! Mayumi was cool and laid back and fun and we wished she had been our guide for the rest of our trip!

MAYUMI:
Dear Rebecca, Thank you for the great review. I enjoyed myself being with you. I believe that your curiosity is the driving force for your creativity. I’d like to hear about the crazy cart tour. As I recall, we had rain in Tokyo at night. I wonder if you could joined it…. And I can imagine how excited you were at the ryokan. Were you able to sleep well on a futon? Anyway, I’m sure you could enjoy every minute of your travel because of your infinite inquiring mind. If you had not been dying of jetlag, I would have shown you more places and people in Tokyo. Please come back to me again, and we’ll be able to have more exciting time together. Thank you again and say hello to your pleasant friend.

T
Tom
2 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Superb full day tour of Tokyo ”

Mayumi did an outstanding job showing the Tokyo sights to my family. Prior to arriving in Japan she recommended many options for places to visit and experience. We worked together to select a day full of activities and experiences, from cultural to cuisine. She arrived to meet us a few minutes early, of course polite, smiling, and with fantastic English speaking skill. We reviewed the plans for the day and set out to tour Tokyo. Along the way Mayumi shared her knowledge of Japanese history and culture, explaining the historical significance of the various monuments, shrines, and temples. Always pleasant, she took a number of photographs of our family as we toured. We enjoyed a meal together where she introduced us to Japanese customs associated with eating a meal. We walked many miles and as the day concluded, Mayumi made sure we were returned safely to our hotel. The following day she emailed us copies of the photos she had taken with her camera along with well wishes. My family and I enjoyed her company and were well informed and entertained during our time together.

MAYUMI:
Tom-san, Thank you for writing such a fantastic review, while running all around Japan. I really appreciate the opportunity you gave me to spend the great day together, Your thoughtfulness is overwhelming and I’d like to pass such sweetness I learned from you to all my future guests. I still have other attracting spots in Tokyo and nearby prefectures, so please come back to Tokyo again. Hope you’ll have beautiful days and enjoy every minute wherever you visit. Please say hello to Hoang, Michelle, David, and John.

J
Jennifer
2 weeks ago , ( Solo ) , From: Japan

“ So many highlights in just one day! ”

There is so much to see and do in Tokyo, and it's spread out all over the city. Mayumi was the perfect guide, showing me all the sites I wanted to see at my pace. I loved that we had the chance to see all the spots I'd mentioned wanting to see, but also to stop and spend more time seeing what the day brought: A festival, a parade, a couple having photos taken after their wedding. Spending the day with Mayumi, who lives in Tokyo, made me feel like I was getting a look at life beyond the guidebooks, while still seeing all the guidebook-worthy sites. Highly recommended!

MAYUMI:
Hi Jennifer, Such a pleasure to hear from you in spite of your busy days. Thank you for the great review. I’m happy to hear that you fully enjoyed that day. We were lucky enough to encounter a lot of impressive scenes, weren’t you? And thank you for telling me of the interesting life in Alaska including moose. I got interested in everything you told me. Please come back to me again, and I’ll take you to the wilderness in Japan next time because I’m a nature enthusiast and love to hike and cycle as I told you. I’m really looking forward to seeing you again. Mayumi

N
Nina
3 weeks ago , ( Family )

“ 5 star guide for the family! ”

Mayumi is an exceptional guide and hands down the best we’ve ever had. Before our tour she was in constant communication with us about our wishes and meetup time/destination and made all the relevant bookings for our special requests. As soon as we met her she was full of energy and smiles. She felt less like a guide and more like a friend showing us the city. In a very relaxed atmosphere we visited a lot of cool places tailored to our interests. She was extremely accommodating towards our two boys (9 and 10) and ensured that we all had a fun time on the tour. Her English is excellent and none of us had a problem understanding her. Highly recommended = 5 stars!!

MAYUMI:
Thank you, Nina for the great review. Despite of the limited time, we fully enjoyed the day. I was impressed by how well all of you made the food sample. I can imagine that people will be tricked when they see the food sample placed on your table. How funny! It was very hot and so crowded in Asakusa, but your kids were willing to walk around and gave me a big smile. Thank you again!! When you are in Japan again, let me show you other interesting spots. Please say hello to Max, Alex, and your pleasant husband.

M
Mona
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: Lebanon

“ 1full day tour in Tokyo ”

I decided to book a tour with Mayumi on Wednesday May 10 for me and my family (4 adults), and it was an excellent idea! Mayumi is a very competent and interesting person with a very good knowledge about Japan and its history. She is also a very pleasant person and we had a wonderful day with her. She made sure to do an itinerary that included every place we wanted to see and, although we took time to shop and wander, we were able to do it all! My husband as well as me and my children were very satisfied. Thank you Mayumi for that beautiful day.

MAYUMI:
Mona, Thank you very much for the quick review during your travel. I was really impressed by you and your family's thoughtfulness. Thank you again for everything. We had a very delightful day together in spite of the bad weather, didn’t we? I guess you are learning a lot of things and your children always tickle you in Kyoto too. I’d like to hear about your trip to Kyoto. Enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan! Take care!! Mayumi

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