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Tokyo tour à la carte half day


Tokyo
4 hours
up to 5 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

This tour covers my favorite places in Tokyo.
You can choose two places in Tokyo from the list.
Sometimes the chosen places are far apart but I will arrange them in time.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Yuki.

  • Choose 2 places to go. The followings are most popular places.You can choose the places in my full day tour, too.
  • 1. Meiji-Jingu Shrine (The most popular Shinto Shrine in Tokyo. Admission free)
  • 2. Imperial Palace East Gardens (The Garden use to be Edo Castle about 150 years ago. Closed on Monday and Friday. Admission free)
  • 3. Asakusa and Senso-Ji Temple ( The most popular Temple for tourists in Tokyo. Admission free)
  • 4. Tsukiji Outer Market (We will visit its outer market only. The wholesale area has moved to Tokyosu in October, 2018. Admission free )
  • 5. Tokyo Sky Tree(The highest Tower in Japan. Admission: 2,060 JPY for 350m observatory, 3,090 JPY for 450m observatory)

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What to Expect

The followings are my favorites but you can request other places too:
(Note: Please take a look at the pictures below, they are in the corresponding order.)

1. Meiji shrine is one of the most popular Shinto shrines in Japan where you will feel a special sacred Japanese atmosphere. ( Entrance fee : free except the garden including the Kiyomasa's well and iris garden with 500 JPY ) You can see more details by visiting my tour for Meiji shrine in Tokyo.

2. Imperial palace used to be Edo castle where Tokugawa shogunate governed Japan for 265 years. ( Entrance fee : free ) You can see more details by visiting my tour for Imperial Palace in Tokyo.

3. There are many shops of Japanese seafood in Tsukiji outer market, you can try some for free. ( Entrance fee : free ) You can see more details by visiting my tour "Food tour to Tsukiji outer market".

4. Asakusa is a very popular shopping street for Japanese souvenirs. There is Sensoji temple with big gates and 5 story pagoda. (entrance fee : free) You can see more details by visiting my tour for Asakusa Sensoji temple in Tokyo.

5. Tokyo tower is a nice place to observe Tokyo without waiting so long. If the sky is clear, you can see Mt.Fuji.(Entrance fee: 900 JPY for the main observatory at 150m high, additional 700 JPY for the special observatory at 250 m )

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Departure & Return

Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel
Ending Point At your hotel

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee
hotel pick up
Transportation cost of the guide within Tokyo

What‘s not included

transportation cost of you (about 500 JPY within Tokyo)
Transportation cost of the guide outside of Tokyo (if you stay outside of Tokyo such as Disneyland)
lunch, dinner, entrance fee (you and the guide)

Important

Not available on Mondays.

Please ask me the availability of this tour before you book it.
The wholesale area of Tsukiji moved to Toyosu on October 11th, 2018 but its outer market stays at Tsukiji where we can enjoy good sushi and delicious Japanese foods.
I have a one day tour to Kyoto from Tokyo, but you have to pay the cost of about 30,000 JPY per person for the transportation of you and me.

This tour is limited version of the full day version under the same name.
Those who not accustomed to walk a long distance or don't have enough time may take this tour to save cost.
East garden of Imperial palace will be closed on Monday and Friday.
Most of shops and restaurant in Tsukiji will be closed on Sunday and Wednesday.
The wholesale market of Tsukiji opens to public from 11:00AM but there are not much fish to see at that time, so I recommed to visit the outer market only.

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

How much is the transportation cost?

We use the subways to visit the places. The cost is about 500 per an adult. I will rend you an IC card for public transportation, please pay me the amount you have spent at the end of the tour.

How is the time schedule ?

The following is typical schedule.
13:00 Hotel pick up
13:30-14:30 Meiji shrine
15:00-16:30 Imperial Palace
17:00 return to the hotel

How long are we going to walk ?

If we go to Meiji shrine and imperial palace shown above, we are going to walk 10,000 steps.

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 ( 245 )
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Troy Troy Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 days ago

“ 2 day tour from Tokyo to Kyoto ”

It was our first visit to Japan and we were a little daunted by the language barrier as we only speak English at home. We are from Australia and were looking forward to our upcoming holiday in Japan when we decided to find out if we could get a guide to assist us early in our trip. That way we hopefully would have a grasp of how to use the train system in Japan along with any information for interacting with the locals. Yuki was a great guide for us and he was very freindly, helpful and patient with our two kids, particularly our 3 year old as the days could be quite long for the little ones. We found Yuki on Triplelights and we could not have been happier with another guide. Yuki was professional , punctual and very friendly. Yuki was very good and keeping us updated on his travel itine... read more

Yuki:

Dear Troy, Thank you for writing such a elaborate review of my Kyoto tour. I am very happy that your family enjoyed Kyoto with me. Best regards, Yuki

William William United States ( Friends )
Excellent
4 days ago

“ Excellent garden tour ”

Yuki guided us on a garden tour. He communicated before our trip and kept us well informed. He was courteous and knowledgeable on the tour. We had an excellent experience.

Yuki:

Dear Bill, Thank you for writing a review of my tour. I was very happy to take you around the Japanese Gardens in Tokyo. Yuki

David David United States ( Solo )
Excellent
5 days ago

“ Discovering Tokyo and Kyoto ”

Yuki was an excellent guide for my whirlwind discovery of life and places in Tokyo and Kyoto Japan. My journey started with Yuki in Tokyo where we visited several locations introducing me to life past and present in Tokyo. He also gave me an exposure to the vast transportation system in Tokyo. I feel that I can now do more discoveries when I again visit Tokyo. Yuki and I started our Kyoto journey by riding the bullet train from Tokyo Station to Kyoto. This ride gave me a quick view of urban and rural Japan. Once in Kyoto Yuki took me on a path of discovery. We explored many examples of the Edo period of Japans history. Temples, castles, gardens and forests along with several unique culinary delights made the two days in Kyoto memorable. The hotel in Kyoto with an onsen bath was greatly ... read more

Yuki:

Dear David, Thank you for taking my tours of Tokyo and Kyoto. The tours went very well with nice weather. It takes time to use Uber for trial but I learned how it works. I am very happy that you have enjoyed my tour specially arranged for you. Looking forward seeing you again! Yuki

Patrick Patrick Austria ( Couple )
Excellent
6 days ago

“ A dream became true with Yuki ”

We wanted to visit Nissan Heritage Collection in Zama, because I‘m a big fan of all the cars from Nissan and its history. It requires an interpreter to visit the museum if you don‘t speak Japanese, so I contacted Yuki about this special tour. I told Yuki what we wanted and he organized everything. He contacted the museum, booked the tour and sent me the schedule. I told Yuki that this is OK and confirmed the tour. One week before the tour Yuki contacted me and told me where he will wait for us. On the day of the tour he called us in our hotel room when he arrived in our hotel and picked us up. At first we went in a traditional inconspicuous restaurant, where we had the best and lunch we’ve had the last two weeks here in Japan, and that for little money. After the lunch we conti... read more

Yuki:

Dear Patrick, Thank you for taking my tour. Their collection of 400 cars ever produced by Nissan was very impressive for me. I will introduce the collection to anyone being interested in Nissan cars. Please give my best regards to Merrisa, too. Yuki

Stuart Stuart United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Niko and Kamakura experience ”

Overall, found Yuri to be a very good tour guide. He met us on time at our hotel. He prepurchased train travel tickets for us. He knew the background and history of the Shrines and Temples we visited. The was kind and friendly, and opened to questions. He chose good places to eat, and got us back to our hotel in a timely manner. Anyone who is looking for a tour guide, I highly recommend him. Stuart

Yuki:

Dear Stuart, Thank you for writing such a good review of my tour. Kamakura is my favorite place and I am very happy you enjoyed my tour. Best regards, Yuki

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