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.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Yoko.
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.
We can go to an antique shop where you can enjoy an hour tea ceremony(1000 yen for each person. With 2000 yen for group, you can enjoy the full process.)
(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.)
Guiding fee, hotel pick-up in Tokyo/Kawasaki/Yokohama, The guide's Admission fee for Tokyo National Museum/ Ueno Zoo
Transportation fare (You and guide: Tokyo Metro One day Ticket is ￥600, Yurikamome Monorail Shinbashi to Odaiba is ￥330, 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
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.)
If you'd like a car chartered, please check the PRIVATE CARS TOUR by yourself.
It's concerned with your budget, so I'm afraid I cannot make arrangements for that, but I will be happy to guide you with the car you chartered.
It's impossible to make quotes 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
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Yoko was an excellent tour guide. She devised a tour with our interests as well as “must sees” as a newbie to Japan. Yoko is extremely organized and knowledgeable. Our time with her was well spent. We learned a lot and would definitely recommend Yoko for an enjoyable tour of Tokyo.
Thank you for a wonderful review. I had a great day with both of you. When I see works of Yayoi Kusama, I will remember you and the wonderful conversations we had that day. Nikko is also an amazing place to visit for an art fan like you, so please come again. Thank you again!!
As stated in earlier review. Perfect guide for perfect trip
Thank you so much for your review, Mr. McGuire. It was a great pleasure for me to guide you, Kelly, Kirsten and Jordan, Tokyo, Nikko and Lake Kawaguchiko. All of you were so intelligent, beautiful and so sweet, so I had a great time during the three days. I'll be looking forward to seeing you coming back with them or your other grandchildren. Please take care till then. Thank you again for the wonderful days!!
We had a good day with Yoko exploring all aspects of our local surroundings as per an itinerary we had designed. The day was cold and eventually wet, but we continued through our itinerary despite the elements. It was a long day but we managed to see everything that we had set out to see and explore. Yoko was very knowledgeable and was able to provide the context details that made the journey more interesting.
Thank you very much for your review. It was too bad it started to rain but we dropped by to get umbrellas even though some of you didn't like to use them. I hope you could find something interesting at Sekaido and enjoyed your stay in Japan. Sakura (Cherry blossoms) are very beautiful in Spring, so please come to see them in the future. Please take care!!
Yoko was very knowledgeable and very patient with my youngest who complained all day about walking. She took us to soo many different sights and taught us about why the Japanese do what they do and showed us how to cleanse ourselves before entering a temple. Sometimes she did walk super fast ahead of us and would be talking so we couldn’t hear but she was overall amazing.
Thank you for your review. It must be tough for your younger daughter when she couldn't sleep well and had jet lag but I was quite amazed that her sister agreed to walk the extra block to enjoy the view . I walked ahead of you when we went to the Disney Store and I told your husband that I would go to the counter ahead of you to ask if they dealt with the tickets but maybe you didn't get that message. Sometimes some of you seemed to be completely indifferent so I started to explain. Well, we did cover a lot in a day. I hope you enjoyed Disney Resort.
Yoko was very nice, on time, flexible to my preferences, and spent extra time to make sure I got to do everything I wanted to do. She's an excellent tour guide and very knowledgeable on the history of the city and tourist attractions.
Thank you so much for a great review, Rebecca san. I was so glad to guide you around because you appreciated each site so much. Not only sites, we had good time having Okonomiyaki and geniune Japanese sweets and Matcha together. Thank you so much for your generiosity, too. There are still so much to see, so I wish I could see you soon again. Till then, please take care!!