Home Japan Tokyo Tours Tokyo your way

Tokyo your way

(17) Reviews
4h $ 121 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

  • The numbered photos correspond to the following, please choose two or three places for a 4-hour tour.
  • East 1. Asakusa shopping and Sensoji-temple (2hrs, No.1 popular place for tourists.)
  • East 2. Hamarikyu Japanese garden (1h. ticket 300 JPY) - perfect place for cherry blossoms in early April.
  • East 3. Bay area view from the 46th floor and elevated self-driving train ride(1.5h, fee 190 JPY)
  • East 4. Water bus ride between Asakua and Bay area or Hamarikyu (0.5h, fee 780 or 1,080 JPY)
  • East 5. Lunch or evening beer at Ameyoko street which an Asian maze-like market.(1h)
  • West 1. Earthquake simulator ride and Fire Museum visit (1-4hrs)
  • West 2. Shinjuku walking and shopping- department store, wholesale store, Robot restaurant, pub street (1-2hrs)
  • West 3. Harajuku and Omote sando walking (1-2hrs)
  • West 4. Meiji-jingu shirine (1h)
  • West 5. Shibuya - crossing, Hachiko-loyal dog, Robot cafe, VR experience ans shopping (1-2hrs.)
  • West 6. Unique cafe- Rainbow colored cafe in Harajuku (lunch or dinner)
  • West 7. Unique restaurant; All-you-can-eat Shabushabu (lunch or dinner)
  • Central 1. Imperial Palace (0.5h-1h)
  • Central 2. Rappongi hills - Tokyo City View (52nd floor, my favorite & best view of Tokyo) and Mori art museum (1-2hs, Ticket 1,500 JPY)
  • Central 3.Unique restaurant; Japanese restaurant where Hollywood movie was shot.
  • Central 4. Sake information center and tasting (1h, 500JPY for three Sake)
  • Central 5. Tsukiji fish market (1-2hs)
  • Central 6. Honda Motor Co. Heafquarters (latest models and humanoid demonstration, 0.5-1h)
  • Central 7. Ueno Quick Tour (lotus pond, museums, temples and shrines. 2hrs.)
read more

Select Date and Travelers

When?
People
120.90 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 27.90
Early pick-up (before 9:30).
$ 9.30
Late night (after 7:00pm).
$ 18.60
Pick-up at outside of central Tokyo.
$ 18.60
Extra person.
$ 9.30

Overview

Tokyo has many hotspots. I will maximize your time in Tokyo.
For a 4-hour tour, please select two or three destinations from the list below. (all of which are my personal favorites.)
Personalization and extra hour service are available, too. What is more, you can make a request!

What to Expect

Hi, everyone, or KONNICHIWA .

WHY SHOULD YOU TAKE THIS TOUR?
Because you can personalize your tour.
For example, if walking is your cup of tea, I will offer you a walking tour. But if you are not up to it, we can get cozy in the trains and taxies.
If you wish to go shopping, I am happy to help you with it.

WHAT ABOUT MEALS?
I can arrange lunch and dinner in advance based on your food preferences.

WHAT ELSE IS IN THE ITINERARY?
I can take you to so many other attractive tourist spots in Tokyo.
So, why don’t you click "Contact Toshi" button and let’s start planning!
If you are dying to visit Kamakura and Hakone, I can offer you a tour there as well.

For travelers who want to experience authentic Japanese culture, "home visit and sushi making" tour is perfect for you.

I'd like to make your stay in Japan a real pleasant one.
See you in Tokyo!

Thank you! Arigatou!

SAMPLE TOUR 1 (6hs)
10:00 meet at your hotel
10:30 W1. Fire museum
12:00 W1. Earthquake simulator ride
13:00 W5. lunch at Monster cafe in Harajuku
14:30 W3. shopping in Harajuku
15:00 W4. Meiji-jingu shrine
16:00 the tour ends in Harajuku

SAMPLE TOUR 2 (4hs)
15:00 meet at your hotel
15:30 E1. Asakusa
17:00 E4. Water bus ride
17:45 E3. Yurikamome line train ride
18:30 E3. Bay area night view
19:00 the tour ends at JR Shimbashi station

read more

Organized by Toshi(T-chan)

Licensed Guide
(17) Reviews

Highlights

  • The numbered photos correspond to the following, please choose two or three places for a 4-hour tour.
  • East 1. Asakusa shopping and Sensoji-temple (2hrs, No.1 popular place for tourists.)
  • East 2. Hamarikyu Japanese garden (1h. ticket 300 JPY) - perfect place for cherry blossoms in early April.
  • East 3. Bay area view from the 46th floor and elevated self-driving train ride(1.5h, fee 190 JPY)
  • East 4. Water bus ride between Asakua and Bay area or Hamarikyu (0.5h, fee 780 or 1,080 JPY)
  • East 5. Lunch or evening beer at Ameyoko street which an Asian maze-like market.(1h)
  • West 1. Earthquake simulator ride and Fire Museum visit (1-4hrs)
  • West 2. Shinjuku walking and shopping- department store, wholesale store, Robot restaurant, pub street (1-2hrs)
  • West 3. Harajuku and Omote sando walking (1-2hrs)
  • West 4. Meiji-jingu shirine (1h)
  • West 5. Shibuya - crossing, Hachiko-loyal dog, Robot cafe, VR experience ans shopping (1-2hrs.)
  • West 6. Unique cafe- Rainbow colored cafe in Harajuku (lunch or dinner)
  • West 7. Unique restaurant; All-you-can-eat Shabushabu (lunch or dinner)
  • Central 1. Imperial Palace (0.5h-1h)
  • Central 2. Rappongi hills - Tokyo City View (52nd floor, my favorite & best view of Tokyo) and Mori art museum (1-2hs, Ticket 1,500 JPY)
  • Central 3.Unique restaurant; Japanese restaurant where Hollywood movie was shot.
  • Central 4. Sake information center and tasting (1h, 500JPY for three Sake)
  • Central 5. Tsukiji fish market (1-2hs)
  • Central 6. Honda Motor Co. Heafquarters (latest models and humanoid demonstration, 0.5-1h)
  • Central 7. Ueno Quick Tour (lotus pond, museums, temples and shrines. 2hrs.)

Important

Cherry blossom viewing depends on weather. Fire museum is closed on Monday.

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 booking.
= For 4-hour tours, please check out "Tokyo Your Way" "Ueno Half-Day" and "Shinjuku Half-Day".

***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 listed sightseeing places into 3 zones, east, west and central. it takes less than 30 minutes to travel destinations within the same zone. However it will take over 40 minutes from the east side to the west side of Tokyo.
Small children are not allowed to experience the earthquake simulator while they can enjoy an old helicopter and retired fire trucks at Fire museum.
Besides the earthquake simulator, with an advanced booking of the safety center, you can experience "Smoke maze" and "Mock firefighting."
At Fire museum, you will see the exhibition of Samurai-era-firefighters called "Hikeshi" and learn about the pride of firefighters.
Sake information center is closed on weekends. read more

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick-up in central Tokyo and Yokohama
What‘s not included
transportation fee(you and guide)
lunch/dinner/entrance fee (you and guide).
Meeting Point
At your hotel in central Tokyo, Yokohama or train station in central Tokyo.
Ending Point
At the final destination or your convenient place
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.

View More Frequently Asked Questions read more

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.

About Toshi(T-chan)


Licensed Guide

(17) Reviews

Contact Toshi(T-chan)
Response Time 4 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hi, I am Toshi (or T-chan for short)! I am a licensed tour guide and a former fire officer. As such, I coordinated educational fire department visits, including those for foreign counterparts. I also speak a little Spanish (un poquito). In my spare time, I give back to the community as a volunteer: tsunami clean-up activities, entertainment at evacuation camps, guide for foreign visitors in affected areas, and at various cultural events.

We'll have a good time in the many Tokyo hotspots! Enjoy the city like a local and maximize your time in Tokyo! Please check out two of my two unique tours: (1) Home visit to see real Tokyo living, includes making sush, and (2) Educational tour of an earthquake simulator ride and the Tokyo Fire Museum. You'll learn how the Japanese prepare for the many emergencies in the country.

See you soon! read more


Reviews ( 17 )

Excellent
1 day ago |   by Binit

“ Energetic and entertaining trip to Hakone ! ”

T-chan is an energetic tour guide who met all our requirements and requests in visiting the key sights of Hakone. She is very easy going, has a pleasant manner and her English is excellent. Nice touch to email us some pictures of the day at the end of the tour, thanks T-chan! Visiting Hakone by ourselves would have been stressful with all the train changes etc so T-chan was invaluable in making the day enjoyable. We were particularly happy to have clear views of Mt Fuji and loved the Open Air Museum.

Excellent
2 days ago |   by Frank

“ A full day with a great guide... ”

T-chan was very personable, very organized and had planned the day according to what we wanted to see and do. She explained what we were seeing or doing and answered all our questions. We would definitely want her as our guide, should we need one again.

Excellent
1 week ago |   by James

“ Tokyo trip ”

We are a family of four, including two girls aged 15 and 16, from the UK. We recommend using T-chan if you are visiting Tokyo. She was very helpful and communicative before we arrived, and came up with a tailored plan for us. She was very flexible in changing this when we changed our minds. We had 2 days in central Tokyo & 1 day at her house, where we had a tour of her neighbourhood, tea ceremony, made sushi and the girls dressed in kimonos which was most enjoyable and memorable. Will book again when we revisit. Thank you T-chan

Excellent
2 weeks ago |   by Glenn

“ Best way to see Tokyo! ”

T-Chan was our guide for one and a half days in Tokyo. She was the best! She is a very nice lady, warm hearted, spoke great English, and very informative about Tokyo city and Japanese subcultures and lifestyles. It was a tour on foot. She met us at our hotel lobby, and started the day by helping us purchase our all important IC subway cards. She helped make sense of the subway system. She tailored the tour to what we wanted to see, but still made sure we saw all the important sites like Asakusa, and neighborhoods like Harajuku and Omotesando. It was great to have a local guide! We covered a lot of ground. We are foodies and planned to have T-Chan take us out a half day on a second day dedicated to Tsukiji Fish market, ending up seeing the izakays under the old railroad. But Tsukiji Fisk market was a highlight. She brought us to a alley restaurant serving us the best maguro and Toro we’ve ever had. In fact, much of our tour was about the foood culture and of Tokyo. All in all, I would highly recommend T-Chan to any traveler! No need to feel intimidated by first time on Tokyo, if you have T-Chan by your side.

Excellent
3 weeks ago |   by Cierwen

“ Amazing first day in Tokyo! ”

Toshi was an excellent guide, cannot recommend her enough. It was my solo overseas trip and she made me feel very welcome. The sites we saw were Shinjuku Gyoen Garden, Tokyo Toy Museum, Tokyo Fire Museum, Shibuya- crossing, Hachi-ko, faithful dog, Restaurant Nabezo – shabushabu and sukiyaki lunch, Kabukiza theater, Ginza shopping street, Isetan department store in Shinjuku. My highlight was the absolutely beautiful cherry blossom trees in Shinjuku gardens, a very peaceful place. Overall my first day was amazing and I enjoyed hearing Toshi tell me all about everything.

More tours by Toshi(T-chan)

Kamakura your way

(17) Reviews
6h $ 167 up to 6 people

Tokyo your way

(17) Reviews
4h $ 121 up to 6 people

Hakone & Odawara castle your way

(17) Reviews
6h $ 186 up to 6 people

Antique flea market visit

(17) Reviews
4h $ 102 up to 6 people

Ueno - Half Day, 4hrs - Daytime or Evening

(17) Reviews
4h $ 121 per person

Yokohama your way

(17) Reviews
4h $ 112 up to 6 people

Tokyo Popular Tours & Activities

Personalized Tokyo Journey

(34) Reviews
by AKIRA
7h $ 205 up to 5 people

Private tour as-you-like in Central Tokyo

(63) Reviews
by MAYUMI
8h $ 288 up to 6 people

Tokyo Private One-day Tour

(9) Reviews
by Makiko
7h $ 195 up to 5 people

Tokyo: Tailor-made Full Day Tour

(3) Reviews
by Eriko
8h $ 283 up to 4 people

Riko's Best Spots of Tokyo (8h)

(67) Reviews
by Riko
8h $ 279 up to 5 people

Day tour Must See Tokyo

(20) Reviews
by Atsuko
7h $ 233 up to 5 people

Tokyo Highlights Tour 1st Day

(16) Reviews
8h $ 246 up to 3 people