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4h $ 117 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 shopping and Sensoji-temple (2hrs, most popular tourist destination.)
  • E2: Water bus ride between Asakua and Bay area or Hamarikyu (40mins = 780 to 1,080 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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117.00 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour service.
$ 27.90
3-hour extension.
$ 72.00
Early pick-up (before 9:30, per hour).
$ 9.00
Extra late night service fee (7:00pm to 9:00pm) per hour.
$ 18.00
Pick-up at outside of central Tokyo (within Tokyo & Kawasaki area).
$ 18.00
Additional guests (per head).
$ 9.00
Peak season premium per group (Mar15 to Apr30, Oct01 to Nov20).
$ 18.00

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 shopping and Sensoji-temple (2hrs, most popular tourist destination.)
  • E2: Water bus ride between Asakua and Bay area or Hamarikyu (40mins = 780 to 1,080 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 and Yokohama.
= Charges start at the meet-up time.
= Please book at least SIX HOURS PRIOR to a custom tour.
= 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 ( 47 )
Sharon Sharon United States ( Family )
Excellent
5 days ago

“ Custom Tokyo tour ”

We had a wonderful day with TChan! She navigated the train and subway system for us so there no wasted time. She was very personable and knowledgeable about Toykyo and Japanese culture. She customized our visit for 62 year old woman with daughter in law and grandsons ages 10 and 12. We had a very memorable day and made a new friend. Thank you Toshi🌸💗

Toshi(T-chan):

Thank you, Sharon! We had a good start when we took in the wonderful view of Mt. Fuji from Odaiba. What did you think of the view of the 2020 Olympic venue from the train on our way to Toyosu? At Ueno Park, the cherry blossoms seemed to welcome us. So sweet! The photo you took of the cherry blossoms in full bloom with the shrine in the background is very Japonesque. It was great to see your grandchildren having fun at the Samurai Museum. The sword practice with the samurai master (sensei) will be seared into their memory for quite a while. I hope you can make it back here in the early summer to see the lotus flowers in Ueno Park. See you then!

Sandeep Sandeep Australia ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Friendly and Help6 ”

We had a short time to go to many places. Having a local guide was very helpful. Toshi spent a lot of time even before the tour day to see we get good value for our limited time. She was also very patient and fun to be worth. And of course, showed us special spots that were a treat. Thank you Toshi-chan.

Toshi(T-chan):

Hi Sandeep! It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. You raised a very well-behaved young man. The highlight of our tour was the Sensoji Temple night view in Asakusa. It looks like a jewel glowing in the night! I hope your photos came out well. The magical serene atmosphere was a welcome change to the hustle and bustle of daytime Tokyo, wasn't it? Please come back soon! How about enjoying the charms of Tokyo in a different season? Let's explore the area more!

Sanjay Sanjay United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Highlights of Tokyo ”

We had an enjoyable time with T-chan. She was pleasant and knowledgeable. She met us at our hotel both mornings and we proceeded to to see some of the key areas and sights of Tokyo. Overall she was a great guide.

Toshi(T-chan):

Thank you, Sanjay! So glad to hear you had fun. I did enjoy our two-day tour, too. It was gratifying to know you and your family liked yaki-soba and yaki-udon. Cooking okonomiyaki at the table was quite an interesting Japanese experience, wasn’t it? I am curious about which place you like better, Harajuku or Akihabara? Please come back, as Tokyo is an ever-changing city. Matane! (see ya in English)

Miranda Miranda United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Awesome Tour! ”

Toshi was an amazing tour guide! Not only did she take us to the places my kids and I wanted to visit in Harajuku, she also led us to shops and photo ops that we didn’t know about. We had a lot of fun and learned about the area as we experienced Tokyo with Toshi. Would definitely recommend booking her for your next visit!

Toshi(T-chan):

Thank you, Miranda! Harajuku was fun, wasn't it? So glad we managed to hit all the spots your daughters wanted. Purikura photos from the cute photo booths are particularly good souvenirs. You now have quite a collection of memories for your *******: the rainbow-colored cotton candy, the cosplayers (from the cosplay store), the dazzling display of products in the stores, the surreal mirror escalator, etc. (I can stare at this all day long!) Enjoy the rest of your Tokyo stay! Hope to see you again soon!

Troy Troy Canada ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Excellent guide - recommend highly ”

Our family of four spent a six hour day with Toshi in Edoshima and Kamakura. The day was excellent, and Toshi was a wonderful guide. She is a lovely person, with a great deal of knowledge and a friendly open style. We have already recommended her tours to personal friends, and will continue to do so for anyone we know visiting Tokyo and area. Thank you, Toshi - our day with you was a highlight for our trip!

Toshi(T-chan):

Hi Troy! It was fun for me too! The Mt. Fuji view over the Pacific Ocean from Enoshima was quite breathtaking, wasn't it? Winter is a good season to stroll around the area as there are no crowds – no queues! It turned out to be a foodie tour, too. We had sushi, seafood BBQ, purple potato ice cream, karaage (fried chicken), manju (traditional dumpling), etc. It was fun to see your family enjoying the local delicacies. Please come back soon. There is an even wider variety of food in other seasons. Let's sample them together!

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