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Tokyo tour à la carte half day

by Yuki
(216) Reviews
4h $ 147 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • 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 Fish 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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147.20 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person (from the 6th person).
$ 27.60
One extra hours per group.
$ 36.80

Overview

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.

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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Highlights

  • 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 Fish 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)

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.

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)
Meeting Point
At your hotel
Ending Point
At your hotel
Duration
4 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

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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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 ( 216 )
Daniel Daniel Hungary ( Family )
Excellent
6 days ago

“ Excellent guide at Tokyo Imperial Palace ”

If you need a private guide tour, then Yuki is the best choice for it. He knows lots of from Japan's history and he gave a perfect Imperial Palace for us and he escorted us to the Tokyo Station at the end of the tour. I can 100% recommend his guide for everybody.

Yuki:

Dear Daniel, Thank you for taking my tour and writing the review with the highest rating. I hope my tour is useful for your travel in Japan. Best regards, Yuki

Michele Michele United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Yuki was the best! ”

We went to Mount Fuji with Yuki last week, and we are so glad we chose him as our guide! Before the trip, we messaged back and forth about the cost of bus vs. train, and Yuki did all of the research to let us know which would be more cost effective. Our hotel was in the Okubo area (not where most easy-to-get-to Shinjuku hotels are), and he willingly met us in the hotel lobby on the morning of the tour. Yuki led the way as soon as we met him. Japan's train/bus stations could get confusing at times, so it was nice to have someone who confidently got us to where we needed to be. Once we got to the Mount Fuji area, Yuki noticed that the clouds were blocking the view of the mountain, and suggested an alternative to what we had planned that day so that we would be able to see it. We drov... read more

Yuki:

Dear Michele, Thank you for taking my tour to Lake Kawaguchi and write such an intensive review. The weather was unpredictable on the day so I did my best to provide you the best tour of mine. It was fortunate for us to see Mt. Fuji on a cloudy day. We planed to visit the Koreito Pagoda to see Mt. Fuji but the clouds blocked Mt. Fuji in the direction so I asked the taxi driver to take us to the west where we found the great view of Mt. Fuji. The DVD we watched at the Kimono Museum was very educational. By all means, it was a good experience for me too. Best regards, Yuki

Bob Bob United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Best time with Yuki ”

Yuki is so knowledgeable and Friendly Always informative and the use of the iPad to show us maps was great. Can’t wait for our next tour with him

Yuki:

Dear Bob, Thank you for taking my tours and write the review before the second tour of Kamakura. You are very friendly persons with good manner. See you tomorrow! Yuki

Carol Carol United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Wonderful guide! ”

My father and I were in Yokohama for a cruise. Since neither of us had been to Japan and neither speak or read Japanese, we decided to hire a guide in order to maximize our time. Yuki turned out to be the perfect choice. My father cannot walk long distances or climb stairs so Yuki took that into consideration when planning our day. He is pleasant to be with and was a pleasure to talk to. His knowledge of Yokohama is extensive and he went out of his way to make our day enjoyable. You will not regret booking a tour with him!

Yuki:

Dear Carol, Thank you for taking my tour and write the review with the highest rating. Your father has a marvelous personality. It was my privilege to spend a day with such a person. Sankei-En was the perfect place for us. Please give my best regards to Mr. Happy. Yuki

Puneet Puneet India ( Family )
Good
2 weeks ago

“ ok guide for tokyo ”

we did a day tour of tokyo with him from our cruise port yokohama, he was ok as he showed us many places on subway, but he never explained much to us about japan or places we saw, moreover he asked us to pay 1 hour extra fees which paid despite of finishing our tour 2 hours early as our free shuttle bus from yokohama railway station to cruise port was at 21:30 (not his fault). in short he was ok.

Yuki:

Dear Puneet, I guided you from 13:30 to 21:30 for 8 hours, which is one hour longer than my regular time duration of 7 hours. So, you didn't lose anything on the day. Instead, you should pay me the extra charge for the 6th person which you didn't mention when you booked me. I asked you the extra charge during the tour. At the moment, I trusted your word and charged you online which you have not paid yet. It was a busy tour so I limited explanation to important ones such as Sakurada-Mon Gate, Main Gate of the Palace, and the origin of Senso-Ji Temple all of which you seems to forget. You spent more time for shopping and eating at Ginza and Takeshita street. You should have asked me if you want to know anything more. Best regards, Yuki

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