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4h $ 123 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

  • The numbered photos correspond to the following, please choose one to three places for a 4-hour tour. LEGEND: C - Central Tokyo E - East Tokyo W - West Tokyo
  • C1: Imperial Palace - outside only (1hr), let's talk about samurai and Japan's Imperial family!
  • C2: Tsukiji fish market (1 to 2hrs) - Traditional market. Sushi lunch is recommended.
  • C3: Hamarikyu Japanese garden - Seasonal flowers, cherry blossoms in late March.(1hr = 300 JPY)
  • C4: Roppongi hills - Tokyo City View - 52nd floor (my favorite & best view of Tokyo) and Mori art museum (1 to 2hrs = 1,500 JPY entrance fee)
  • C5: Dentsu Build. - bay area view from the 46th floor (free entrance). Elevated self-driving train ride (1.5hrs, = 190++ JPY train fare)
  • C6: Odaiba quick tour (2hrs) - a man-made island, one of the trendiest places in Tokyo
  • C7: Evening beer at Yurakucho Yakitori alley below the elevated railway AKA gado-shita. (1hr = 1500++JPY)
  • C8: 2-hour walking tour in Kagurazaka (stone paved narrow streets with old buildings) and Koishikawa Korakuen Garden ( 300JPY / person)
  • C9: Gado-shita adventure - visiting unique and trendy shops which are under the elevated train tracks (2hrs)
  • C10: Food tour (4hrs): Tsukiji fish market, Azabu (taditional sweets), Shinjuku (food section of the department store and sake tasting)
  • E1: Asakusa - Sensoji-temple, Asakusa Shrine, Nakamise Shopping street (2hrs, most popular tourist destination.)
  • E2: Water bus ride between Asakua and Bay area or Hamarikyu (40mins = 860 to 1,200 JPY cruise fare)
  • E3: Ueno Quick Tour (lotus pond, museums, temples and shrines. 2hrs.)
  • E4: Toyosu fish market (new) and Tsukiji fish market (old, C2) walking tour (4hrs)
  • W1: Shinjuku walking and shopping- department store, wholesale store, Kabukicho, pub street (2hrs)
  • W2. Meiji-jingu shirine (1hr) - the biggest Shinto shrine in Tokyo
  • W3: Harajuku and Omote sando walking and shopping (1 to 2hrs)
  • W4: Shibuya - crossing, Hachiko-faithful dog, Robot cafe, VR experience and shopping (30 to 90 min)
  • W5: Earthquake simulator ride and Fire Museum visit (1 to 4hrs = free entrance)
  • W6: Unique cafe- Rainbow colored cafe in Harajuku (lunch or dinner, weekday only = 2000++JPY/ person)
  • W7: Unique restaurant; All-you-can-eat Shabushabu (lunch or dinner = 2000++JPY/ person)
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122.85 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour service.
$ 29.12
3-hour extension.
$ 72.80
Early pick-up (before 9:30AM, per hour).
$ 9.10
Extra evening service fee (7:00pm to 9:00pm) per hour.
$ 18.20
Pick-up at outside of central Tokyo (within Tokyo & Kawasaki area).
$ 18.20
Additional guests (per head).
$ 9.10
Peak season premium per group (Mar15 to Apr30, Oct01 to Nov20).
$ 18.20

Overview

There are many popular Tokyo hotspots. Let's focus on what you're interested in.
For a 4-hour tour, please select one to three destinations from the Highlights section (all of which are my personal favorites).
Extra hour service is available.

What to Expect

Konnichiwa!

WHY TAKE THIS TOUR?
We can modify it to suit your preferred level of physical exertion.
For example, if you feel like walking, we'll go on a walking tour.
Feel like shopping? We can go to either or both the high-end department stores and the 100-yen shops. It's your choice!

WHAT ABOUT MEALS?
I can make the necessary arrangements for lunch and/or dinner in advance based on your food preferences. (Please let me know about any food restrictions ASAP.).

ANYTHING ELSE?
We can also take a tour of Kamakura, Yokohama and Hakone. Hakone has the best view of Mt. Fuji in the winter.
Do you want to experience authentic Japanese culture? A home visit and sushi-making package is perfect for you!

My goal is to make your stay in Japan quite enjoyable.
See you in Tokyo!

Arigato!

SAMPLE TOUR 1 (6hrs)
10:00 Meet at your hotel
10:30 W5. Fire museum
12:00 W5. Earthquake simulator ride
13:00 W6. Lunch at Monster cafe in Harajuku
14:30 W3. Shopping in Harajuku
15:00 W2. Meiji-jingu shrine
16:00 Tour ends at JR Harajuku station

SAMPLE TOUR 2 (5hrs)
15:00 Meet at your hotel
15:30 E1. Asakusa
17:00 E2. Water bus ride
17:45 C5. Yurikamome line train ride
18:30 C5. Bay area night view
19:00 C6. Evening drink with yakitori chicken BBQ
20:00 Tour ends at JR Yurakucho station

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Highlights

  • The numbered photos correspond to the following, please choose one to three places for a 4-hour tour. LEGEND: C - Central Tokyo E - East Tokyo W - West Tokyo
  • C1: Imperial Palace - outside only (1hr), let's talk about samurai and Japan's Imperial family!
  • C2: Tsukiji fish market (1 to 2hrs) - Traditional market. Sushi lunch is recommended.
  • C3: Hamarikyu Japanese garden - Seasonal flowers, cherry blossoms in late March.(1hr = 300 JPY)
  • C4: Roppongi hills - Tokyo City View - 52nd floor (my favorite & best view of Tokyo) and Mori art museum (1 to 2hrs = 1,500 JPY entrance fee)
  • C5: Dentsu Build. - bay area view from the 46th floor (free entrance). Elevated self-driving train ride (1.5hrs, = 190++ JPY train fare)
  • C6: Odaiba quick tour (2hrs) - a man-made island, one of the trendiest places in Tokyo
  • C7: Evening beer at Yurakucho Yakitori alley below the elevated railway AKA gado-shita. (1hr = 1500++JPY)
  • C8: 2-hour walking tour in Kagurazaka (stone paved narrow streets with old buildings) and Koishikawa Korakuen Garden ( 300JPY / person)
  • C9: Gado-shita adventure - visiting unique and trendy shops which are under the elevated train tracks (2hrs)
  • C10: Food tour (4hrs): Tsukiji fish market, Azabu (taditional sweets), Shinjuku (food section of the department store and sake tasting)
  • E1: Asakusa - Sensoji-temple, Asakusa Shrine, Nakamise Shopping street (2hrs, most popular tourist destination.)
  • E2: Water bus ride between Asakua and Bay area or Hamarikyu (40mins = 860 to 1,200 JPY cruise fare)
  • E3: Ueno Quick Tour (lotus pond, museums, temples and shrines. 2hrs.)
  • E4: Toyosu fish market (new) and Tsukiji fish market (old, C2) walking tour (4hrs)
  • W1: Shinjuku walking and shopping- department store, wholesale store, Kabukicho, pub street (2hrs)
  • W2. Meiji-jingu shirine (1hr) - the biggest Shinto shrine in Tokyo
  • W3: Harajuku and Omote sando walking and shopping (1 to 2hrs)
  • W4: Shibuya - crossing, Hachiko-faithful dog, Robot cafe, VR experience and shopping (30 to 90 min)
  • W5: Earthquake simulator ride and Fire Museum visit (1 to 4hrs = free entrance)
  • W6: Unique cafe- Rainbow colored cafe in Harajuku (lunch or dinner, weekday only = 2000++JPY/ person)
  • W7: Unique restaurant; All-you-can-eat Shabushabu (lunch or dinner = 2000++JPY/ person)

Important

Cherry blossom viewing : Depends on weather. / Fire museum: Closed on Mondays.

PLEASE NOTE:
= Hotel pick-ups only in Central Tokyo, Yokohama and at some hotels in Kawasaki.
= Please book at least SIX HOURS PRIOR to a custom tour.
= Charges start at the meet-up time.
= Early pick-up (before 9:30) =extra 1,000JPY / hour
= For 4-hour tours, please check out my tours = Tokyo, Harajuku & Shibuya, Odaiba, Shinjuku, Ueno, Yokohama and antique flea market.

PEAK SEASON PREMIUM (for some tours) = 2,000 JPY per group
= Charged ONLY ONCE for the first day of the first tour of the peak season.
= Peak seasons:
>>> Spring : March 15 to April 30
>>> Autumn : October 1 to November 20

***I offer tours using public transportation (train, subway, bus and/or taxi) as it gives guests a better feel for the city. It's the fastest way of getting around Tokyo. Yes! You heard that right. Public transportation IS the fastest way of getting around Tokyo. Experience the clean and highly-efficient Tokyo public transportation system!

I divided the tour destinations into three (3) zones: Central, East, and West. Destinations within the same zone are within 30 minutes of each other. (However, it takes roughly 40 minutes to go from the East side to the West side.)
The area is crowded on weekends and holidays.

Earthquake Simulator
= For ages 6 and above.
= Smoke Maze and Mock Firefighting also available with advanced bookings.
Fire Museum
= Children are allowed on the vintage helicopter and retired fire trucks.
= Exhibit of samurai-era firefighters (Hikeshi) includes some Ukiyoe. They were considered heroes at that time as the prevalence of wooden structures led to a lot of fires.

Pick-up at outside of central Tokyo: such as Tokyo Sky Tree Area ----Narita air port & Tokyo Disney Resort area are not my service area. read more

What‘s included
Guide fee
What‘s not included
Transportation fee (you and guide: approx. 1,000JPY / person), guide transportation to Central Tokyo (1,000JPY = given to the guide directly on the day of the tour),
Lunch / dinner / entrance fee (you and guide)
*Guide has a pass for some attractions.
Meeting Point
At your hotel (Central Tokyo or Yokohama) OR a train station (Central Tokyo).
Ending Point
At the final destination OR at a pre-agreed place in central Tokyo
Duration
4 hours
Starting time
10:00 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 ( 64 )
Lavina Lavina United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Tokyo Visit ”

Toshi made our first day in Japan most memorable as she walked us through the process of purchasing IC cards for transportation. Also, she made every effort to ensure that we walked away from our tour at Asakusa, Harajuku, and Shinjuku with loads of knowledge and a genuine appreciation for the Japanese culture. Lastly, Toshi has made a lasting impression on us because she made us comfortable in a new environment and most importantly we felt as though we were apart of her family!

Toshi(T-chan):

Thank you, sis! Being with you was like spending the day with a younger sister. Girl talk is fun while window-shopping! So glad you enjoyed the many stores in Asakusa and Harajuku. The 3D Latte Art was undoubtedly the highlight of our tour. You and your daughter are quite good at researching these places. Our lattes came with foam art of Totoro, an elephant, and Hachi-ko (the faithful dog). They were almost too cute to consume! The photos don't do them justice. With your daughter's wonderful attitude and keen interest in Japanese culture, I'm quite sure she'll have fun spending more time here in the future. Come join her! Harajuku is an ever-changing town. Please come back and let me show you more of "my" Tokyo!

Virginia Virginia United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Very knowledgeable guide! ”

Toshi was a wonderful guide for us in Tokyo. She is kind, very intelligent, and has a very good sense of humor. She provided a good summary of Japanese history and culture as we toured, including the basis of Shinto and the assimilation of Buddhism in Japan. We highly recommend Toshi!

Toshi(T-chan):

Glad to hear you enjoyed our tour, Virginia! I aim to please! It was great to spend time with you and your husband. Your suggestion of an early start was inspired. We were able to make the most of the beautiful weather and managed to see a lot of places before the weekend crowd came. As you mentioned, most Japanese people are raised observing both Shinto and Buddhist practices and rituals. They're both part of our unique culture. Enjoy the rest of your stay! Hope you can come back soon? Autumn perhaps? There's so much more to see and experience!

Cherie Cherie New Zealand ( Solo )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Excellent Guide ”

Thank you T-Chan for a a great overview of Tokyo. We covered alot in our 4 hours, T-Chan has great knowledge and speaks english beautifully. I would recommend T-Chan. Thanks Cherie

Toshi(T-chan):

Thank you, Cherie-chan! It was fun to see you enjoy "My Tokyo"! We had two local delicacies in Asakusa--melon pan (sweet bun covered with cookie crust) and daigaku imo (fried sweet potato covered in a sugary coat). Yummy and very filling! It's a good thing we were able to burn the calories by walking at the Imperial Palace grounds. It was an interesting contrast between the traditional (samurai castle gate) and the contemporary (high-rise office buildings). I hope you were able to take a lot of nice photos! Please come back soon! There's so much more I have to show you! Hope to see you again!

Luigi Luigi Italy ( Family with kids )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ We visited in Tokio the Asakusa area with the Sensoji Temple, the Imperial Palace gates and garden, ending our visit to Odaiba island ”

We liked the tour and especially the Imperial Palace with its beautiful garden. Toshi is a knowledgeable guide and she gave us interesting information about the new Emperor that was going to be named after his father retirement. It was the Golden Week vacation and Odaiba island was very crowded. We are looking forward to go back in a different season and fully appreciate the city

Toshi(T-chan):

Grazie, Luigi! Glad to hear you enjoyed our tour as much as I did. So happy to hear you liked the east garden of the Imperial Palace! The colorful azalea garden was very pretty, wasn’t it? I hope you can come back in time for the fall foliage in late autumn. The Japanese maple trees at the Imperial Palace will all be in their "red dresses" then. Let's check it out together!

Ramesh Ramesh United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ A very resourceful person with great knowledge base of Tokyo ”

My wife and I had a wonderful time with this guide. I covered all that was requested and more. The guide was timely resourceful and knowledgeable. Thanks Ram

Toshi(T-chan):

Thank you, Cel and Ram! I hope you enjoyed your layover in Tokyo. It was fortunate that we managed to see some of the late-blooming cherry blossoms at Shinjuku Gyoen Garden. Sooo romantic to see such a loving couple taking selfies amidst all the seasonal blooms, like the azaleas and wisterias. Have fun going over the souvenir photos! We were just in time to catch Godzilla roaring and spewing smoke in Shinjuku. Although it's supposed to terrorize sightseers, it's more fascinating than scary, don't you think? I hope you both come back so we can explore more of Tokyo together. Perhaps on your way back home? Or on a different season maybe? Hope to see you again!

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