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Tokyo your way


Tokyo
4 hours
up to 6 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

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.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Toshi(T-chan).

  • 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 (2-3hrs): Tsukiji fish market, Depachika in Ginza (the food section of department stores. It’s like a Wonderland for food! )
  • 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)
  • E5: Ryogoku (sumo town) - Sumo Museum and Edo Tokyo Museum (3hrs = 600JPY museum entrance fee)
  • E6. Yanaka walking and Asakura museum (2hrs) - an old town and a traditional mansion (entrance fee 500JPY/person)
  • 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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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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Departure & Return

Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
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

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

What‘s not included

= Transportation fee (you and guide: approx. 1,000++JPY / person),
= Guide transportation to Central Tokyo and Yokohama (1,000JPY) Haneda Airport (1,800JPY) = 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.

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
= Tour extention (extra hour service) = 3,200JPY/ hour
= For 4-hour tours, please check out my tours = Tokyo, Harajuku & Shibuya, Odaiba, Shinjuku, Ueno, Yokohama and antique flea market.
= HAKONE TOURS - Please contact the guide BEFORE booking.(No direct booking)
= MT. FUJI TOURS are offered only as an add-on to Tokyo tours (at least 4 hours in Tokyo on a different day) provided guests have already booked their own private car or van.

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).

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, Sumida and Koto area. Narita air port & Tokyo Disney Resort area are not my service area. read more

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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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Reviews ( 73 )
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Deborah Deborah United States ( Family )
Excellent
5 hours ago

“ Excellent 8 hour tour of Tokyo ”

Toshi was an excellent guide. She was very proficient in English, personable, and even added extra touches to our packed itinerary. She knew the subway lines very well, had a good understanding of the culture and history of Japan, and took us to a great restaurant for lunch. We would highly recommend her to anyone coming to Tokyo!

Mercedes Mercedes Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Laske Ashi Cruise & Museums ”

Toshi was great from start to finish. She always promptly responded to emails prior to the tour, she was very organized with our itinerary and was very knowledgable about the history of Japan. We enjoyed our time with Toshi and would highly recommend her! Thank you so much for a wonderful experience.

Toshi(T-chan):

Thank you so much, Mercedes! It was great spending the day with all of you. We were lucky that Hakone was not crowded and everything went smoothly as we had planned. The red Torii gate in Lake Ashi looked so serene and sacred. Have you taken any nice photos? I hope you've taken plenty of pictures to add in your collection. The atmosphere was so peaceful in the moss garden of Hakone Museum that we felt like it was our private garden. Visiting to Hakone Open Air Museum was a perfect photo opps for your social network service, isn’t it? Please come back in April when Mt.Fuji has a snow cap and cherry blossoms are blooming. Hope to see you again.

Doreen Doreen United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Toshi is a good choice! ”

Our tour with Toshi was enjoyable for she is patient, organized and full of useful tips and information. When she found out my son likes robots she located a robot exhibition that was one of the highlights of the day. After the tour she sent us an email with an overview of what we did, the type of food we ate as well as tips and photos. Toshi even had maps showing Tokyo of the past and present. My only regret is that I did not meet her earlier as I would have liked to have more than one tour with her. Next time I am back in Japan I will definitely use Toshi. Thank you,Toshi!

Toshi(T-chan):

Hi Doreen! So delighted to hear your son liked the Asimo show. It was amazing to see the humanoid robot run, jump, and sing. It was so cool when he spoke to your son in English. It was quite interesting to see how they developed the robots so they could do all those things, wasn't it? I'm personally quite touched by your feedback as I do my best to give my tours a human touch and local flavor. That's not something even robots and Google Maps can do (not yet, anyway!). Thank you for your thoughtfulness. I was so touched that I put your Thank You card in the private memory book where I keep photos of my tours and my guests. Hope to see you again!

Michelle Michelle United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Best four days in Tokyo with Toshi! ”

Toshi took us on a 4 day tour in Tokyo. She was amazing! Toshi is funny, knowledgeable, and full of energy. She showed us all of the areas we wanted to see, explained each place in great detail and took us to eat at the best food places. We had the best time with Toshi. We highly recommend her and her English is great! Amazing tour guide. Couldn’t be happier.

Toshi(T-chan):

Hi Michelle and Guy! It was a lot of fun taking you around Tokyo on our 4-day tour. We went to so many places and sampled a wide variety of food & drink! (Were you able to bring home any sake?) Highlights of the tour were Tsukiji Fish Market and Shinobazu pond. You were just in time to see the pond completely covered with the gloriously beautiful lotus flowers. It was a perfect photo opp with the temple in the background. So pretty! It was gratifying to see you enjoy (premium fatty part of the tuna) at the fish market. It melts in the mouth! Promise me you'll be back with your daughters. They'll surely enjoy their Tokyo adventure too!

Hanna Hanna United States ( Family with kids )
Very Good
2 months ago

“ Tour of Tokyo ”

Very flexible and open. Originally we already had a schedule but since we already covered some sites she was very flexible and accommodating to change and tried to solve all our problems.

Toshi(T-chan):

Thank you, Hanna! It was great to meet you and your family. You made a good choice in Odaiba. It's both family-friendly and wheelchair-accessible. Perfect for your kids and your mom! It was hard to leave the pet shop, wasn't it? The sweet 2-month old puppies were calling your name! Did you enjoy exploring the digital art museum on your own? We were lucky to get tickets at the door. (They must have been leftovers from online sales.) I hope you can all make it back in either the spring or the fall. Both have its unique charms--cherry blossoms in the spring and chrysanthemums in the fall. Hope to see you again soon!

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