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Tokyo Up-to-You Tour

by Yoko
(45) Reviews
8h $ 288 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • The spots you would like to visit
  • The night view of Rainbow Bridge (Optional)

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Overview

I recommend ending up the day with the night view of the Rainbow Bridge and the Tokyo Bay, the most beautiful night view in Tokyo I would like you to see.

We will visit the spots you would like to in Tokyo.
I will make an itinerary based on your choices and requests.

Sightseeing spots in Tokyo is widely spread, so I guess we can only visit three or four spots a day.

What to Expect

You can see one of the most beautiful night view of the Rainbow Bridge and the Tokyo Bay.

I recommend ending up the day with the night view of the Rainbow Bridge and the Tokyo Bay, the most beautiful night view in Tokyo I would like you to see.

Please choose the spots of your interest and let me know.

East Gardens of the Imperial Palace will take approximately one hour and a half or so.
Asakusa will take more than an hour if you would shop there, too. Tokyo Sky Tree will take more than an hour.
Meiju Jingu Shrine will take approximately one hour.

For shopping, Takeshita Street in Harajuku is mainly aimed for teenagers, Ginza has one of the biggest UNIQLO shop, Nissan Crossing and Ginza Six,which has an excellent Art book store, and Nihonbashi is the place for the mature that locals will also do shopping with high quality items, not the cheap tourist goods.

For typical tourist souvenirs, you can get them at places like Asakusa, Tokyo Tower, Solamachi: Skytree town and Akihabara.

About observatory, I will try to include some free ones near the spots we will visit.

Tokyo Sky Tree is 634m high, but a little bit distant from the Center of Tokyo and surrounded by lower buildings, so you might find Tokyo Tower (333m) or Tokyo City View in Roppongi more satisfactory to see the Contemporary Tokyo.

If you're interested in roses, I could take you a park (admission free) with beautiful ones.
If you prefer to see streets with good ol' days atmosphere of Japan, please tell me.

(If you're interested in cherry blossoms which blooms during winter, we can see them at the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace, Hibiya Street, huge Shinjuku Gyoen Gardens, and Ueno Park.)

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Highlights

  • The spots you would like to visit
  • The night view of Rainbow Bridge (Optional)

Important

It will be first booked, first served basis.

If you're interested in TOKYO, MOUNT FUJI, or NIKKO, please check the tours before you make inquiries. (Some transportation for Mount Fuji or Nikko might be fully booked if you do last minute booking.)

It's impossible to make quotation without knowing the spots you would like to visit.
Nikko and Mount Fuji are approximately two hours on Limited Express from Shinjuku or Asakusa.
Tokyo is not a compact city, but a huge one.

If you have difficulties with stairs, please tell me in your message. Thank you.

The sightseeing spots are scattered around the big City of Tokyo, e.g. from Asakusa to Meiji Shrine would take approximately forty-five minutes.
I will do my best to visit all the places you request, however maybe we could only visit three or so places a day.
Shopping spots might take much more time, because there are quite crowded and shopping usually takes time.

We will basically use Tokyo Metro One day Ticket ¥600, but if you have JR Pass or would like to see the City itself from the train, we will use JR, too, if you would like to. Asakusa, however, is not close to any JR station but only Metro Subway station.

We are supposed to WALK A LOT, so PLEASE WEAR WALKING SHOES.
Highheels or sandals might give you a hard time. There is no cab services in the Japanese Gardens or Ueno Park :-)

Or if you don't want to, please make sure to tell me so, but Meiji Jingu Shrine would be an hour walk at least, anyway.

East Gardens will be closed on Mondays and Fridays and the Tokyo National Museum will be closed on Mondays except National Holidays.

There is BAGGAGE INSPECTION at the entrances of East Gardens and the Observatory of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

Please let me know the places that you would like to visit and what you're interested in, so I could include places matching your interest. read more

What‘s included
Guiding fee, hotel pick-up in Tokyo/Kawasaki/Yokohama, The guide's Admission fee for Tokyo National Museum/ Ueno Zoo
What‘s not included
Transportation fare (You and guide: Tokyo Metro One day Ticket is ¥600, Yurikamome Monorail Shinbashi to Odaiba is ¥320, Water Cruise from Odaiba to Hinode Sanbashi is ¥480, it is OK to use the Monorail round trip, or skip the Odaiba part, the rest depends on your hotel and requests),

meals, snacks, beverages

admission fee 
Meeting Point
At the lobby of your hotel in Tokyo/Yokohama/ Kawasaki or a station within the 23 wards of Tokyo or Yokohama Station
Ending Point
At your hotel or the places you prefer to during the tour
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 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.

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Is the price per person or per group?

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Can I add more people to my booking?

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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 ( 45 )
Trae Trae United States ( Couple )
Excellent
5 days ago

“ A wonderful day in Tokyo with Yoko ”

Yoko graciously stepped in at the last minute when our original guide fell ill - and we were very fortunate. She took us on an amazing whirlwind day to see all of the major locations and neighborhoods in Tokyo. From hitting the changing of the guard at the Imperial Palace, to an amazing Sanja festival at Asakusa Temple. We had an incredible sushi lunch at the Tsukiji Fish Market, and along the entire day Yoko taught us so many things about Japan, the culture, proper etiquette, the subways, money, and even helped us with the merchants. She moves fast - and covers a lot of ground - but she wants you to see and experience as much as possible. She also even came back to our hotel after the tour was over to leave us with maps and other information to help us on the rest of our trip. Highly reco... read more

Yoko:

I appreciate your excellent review so much, sir. I won't say all but we could see most of the major sightseeing spots, adding Ginza to the original itinerary. I had a great day myself, enjoy talking with both of you, sir and your beautiful wife Kelly. I was amazed that she had picked out a very beautiful kimono with an excellent taste. I hope she would check the "nadeshikokai" on the internet which gives kimono lesson in LA using genuine obi-sashes. Thank you so much for your generosity and everything. I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip and wish seeing you and Kelly again soon.

Basit Sajid Basit United Arab Emirates ( Family )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ Good overall experience ”

Ours was a late booking (12 hours prior) with Yoko. The overall experience was good. Yoko is knowledgable and we would have struggled if we had been on our own.

Yoko:

Thank you for your review, Faiza and Basit. Sorry I couldn't satisfy your vegetarian needs at the Udon restaurant. Mount Fuji was a little bit shy, but I guess you could see quite well from the ship and the lakeside. It was a bit hazy that day, so please come again on a clear autumn or winter day. Best wishes, Yoko

jason Jason United States ( Solo )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Engaging, knowledgeable, and very nice! ”

I spent 7 hours with yoko and the entire experience was like a visual treat, plus a history lesson. Every place we went to, OR was around, she knew the history in detail which made what i was photographing that much more deep with meaning. It was my first time in tokyo and she held my hand the entire time and made sure i was happy. We had an absolute blast together. I highly recommend yoko to you if you need a guide! She is very quick also, so you must keep up! Haha! Being a professional photographer from NYC, i felt like she showed me so many things in the short time we were together. Just amazing, and super professional, with a nice sense of humor! When i return i will be hiring yoko again to show me more of japan!

Yoko:

Thank you so much writing a review so soon, Mr. Madden. It was a great pleasure for me. You appreciated almost every spot I took you so much so it was quite rewarding. Well, I was quite occupied with the time factor, so I walked faster than you so I didn't hold your hand but I usually walk much slower. I know you are young and would like to cover as much as you could within the short time, so I often ask you to make the signals where I usually relax and wait for the next one with other guests. So we could visit 1) Yanaka Ginza shopping street, 2) Nezu Shrine Festival with beautiful azaleas, 3) Shinobazu Pond of Ueno Park (with the view of Bentendo Temple and Tokyo Sky Tree), 4) Front Yard of the National Diet(Japanese Congress), 5) Sakuradamon Gate, 6) Imperial Palace Plaza with the ... read more

Joyce Joyce United States ( Couple )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Nice tour of Tokyo ”

Yoko is so helpful and knowledgeable. I had a great day with her.

Yoko:

Thank you for your review, Joyce. It was a great pleasure for me meeting you. I wish you enjoyed the other places in Japan, too. I wish I could show you and your partner Kamakura and other places next time.

Jo Ann Jo United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ I had a 10 hour layover in Tokyo and Yoko took me to the cherry blossoms and a bit of Tokyo ”

Yoko was great a communicating with me before my arrival and she was right on time to meet me at Keisei Ueno station. We only had about 4 and a half hours together and we did a whirlwind tour of the East Gardens and Asakusa Temple. Yoko was very knowledgeable and pleasant. She helped me make the most of the time I had available.

Yoko:

I appreciate your great review, Ms. Kobuke. It was a great pleasure for me to enjoy the Sakuras with you on such a beautiful day. I had a lot of fun talking with you and hearing your interesting stories. I will be waiting for you coming next time soon with your daughters. Thank you again for everything.^_^

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