This tour is designed for first-time visitors to Tokyo. You will visit the most popular tourist spots, Meiji shrine and Asakusa and take a water bus.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Motoko.
1. Meiji Shrine: Sacred Shinto shrine situated in the forest in the middle of Tokyo. You might be able to see Japanese style wedding if you visit on weekends.
2. Harajuku: Takeshita street, a mecca for teenagers and Omotesando street, a fashionable street with brand shops and fancy cafes
3. Asakusa: Sensoji Buddhist temple which is famous for the main gate with a big red lantern and Nakamise shopping street, one of the best places in Tokyo to buy traditional Japanese souvenirs. In addition, Tokyo sky tree can be seen from Sensoji Buddhist temple!
4. Water bus: Sumida river cruise from Asakusa to Hamarikyu-garden (about 40 minutes)
5. Hamarikyu garden: Traditional garden where you can enjoy powdered green tea and Japanese sweets looking at a beautiful pond
Through this tour, you can enjoy both old and new Tokyo in one day.
In addition, you will get to know how to use the transportation systems. That will help you walk around the city on your own for the rest of your stay.
guide fee, hotel pick-up in central Tokyo, admission fee of Hamarikyu garden for guide, transportation fee for guide
transportation fee (approx. 1,000 yen/person) , your admission fee of Hamarikyu garden (300 yen/person), water bus fee (680 yen/person for you and guide), your lunch
*Please wear comfortable shoes.
*Please carry Japanese yen with you to buy train tickets and souvenirs since many small shops don't accept credit cards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Motoko is a very good guide.
Hello Stanley, Thank you very much for your kind review!! I enjoyed talking with you on many topics. It was too hot and humid to walk around the town. I appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Have a wonderful cruise and please be careful of summer heat. Thank you!
We recently had the pleasure of Motoko's guidance on our free day in Tokyo. She was a great guide and showed us some wonderful sites. Her command of English was very good and made it very easy for my wife and I to communicate with the locals. I would recommend her very highly. We had a great day.
Hello Bob, Thank you so much for posting such a wonderful review. I am glad to know your enjoyed my tour. I had a great time with you, too. Beautiful garden, Odaiba and Owl Cafe!! Also I enjoyed talking with you about your country, Japan, family, etc. It was a pleasant time. Say hello to Lynne. I hope to see you again! Thank you!!
We really enjoyed our tour with Motoko exploring Tokyo. Her knowledge about the places that we visited was outstanding. We were able to see all the places we wanted to see and Motoko was very flexible about the places to see during the tour. The restaurant we had lunch was fantasic and very enjoyable. Overall Motoko is a fantastic tour guide that really made us appriciate the Japanese culture. The tour also gave us the confidence to use the Tokyo subway system which we found to be reasonably easy once we were shown how to use it. We would highly recommend Motoko if you are visiting Japan and Tokyo especially for the first time.
Hello Trevor-san, Thank you so much for posting such a heartwarming review!! I also had a great time and enjoyed talking with you. It was really fun! I was amazed you know a lot about Japan and already planned a nice tour. I hope you are having good time in Tokyo and also will enjoy cruising around Japan! Also thank you very much for your gift. It was really good! Please say hello to Lyn-san. I hope to see you again. Thank you.
Thank you Motoko for a fun and informative tour experience. Your guidance around Meiji Jingu was outstanding, we came away understanding a lot more about Japanese history and beliefs. Also really appreciated you detouring to the ginko tree avenue and then taking us to the rugby union game at end of tour. See you next time!
Hello Steve, Thank you very much for posting such a wonderful review!! I am happy to know you enjoyed my tour. I was impsessed you know about Japanese religeon well. It was nice you and your son found the rugby staditm by chance and watched the game. Hope you and your family had a good time during the rest of your stay and your dogs will like the hats (marks?). Please come back to Japan! Thank you!!
We are a family of 4 with 2 teenagers visiting Japan for the first time. Motoko met us at our hotel and our private day tour began. We visited Asakusa, Akihabara, an Owl cafe, and Yanaka. Before entering the shrine, Motoko showed us how to properly wash our hands and purify ourselves. She also explained the history and the architecture of the shrine that we visited. Next, we headed to Akihabara where our son spent time browsing through the anime stores. Motoko was very patient as she helped to find other anime stores in search of specific items that our son wanted. Our visit to the Owl café was very unique and unexpected. Here, we were able to spend time with owls perched on your arm and where you can gently stroke their heads. I don't think you can get close and personal with these animal... read more
Thank you very much for posting such a heartwarming review, Regan! I am glad to know you enjoyed exploring Tokyo with me. I also enjoyed hopping anime stores with your son and talking with all of you, which was a wonderful time to me. But I am so sorry to put many activieis in a day although the day was very very hot. I really appreciate your cooperation. Please visit Japan anytime again! I would like to take you to other places, not only in Tokyo. Hope to see you again. Thank you!!