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by Yuki
(180) Reviews
7h $ 208 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • Choose three places to go from the list below. By clicking the (>) mark in the pictures window, you can find the pictures of these places indicated by the same number at the bottom of each picture. If you have only one day, I would recommend 1. Meiji shrine, 2. Imperial Palace and 3. Asakusa. General itinerary: 10:00 Pick up, 11:00-12:00 Place#1, 12:30-13:30 Lunch, 14:00-15:00 Place#2, 15:30-16:30 Place#3, 17:00 End of Tour, The place with
  • 1. Meiji Jingu shrine ( Meiji shrine is one of the most popular Shinto shrines in Japan where you will feel a special sacred Japanese atmosphere. Admission free except the garden including the Kiyomasa's well and iris garden with 500 JPY. )
  • 2. Imperial Palace East Gardens ( Imperial Palace used to be Edo castle where Tokugawa shogunate governed Japan for 265 years. You can see several gates and defence house of the castle renovated about 50 years ago. There is a nice Japanese garden but no Palace nor Tower of the castle. Closed on Monday and Friday. Admission free )
  • 3. Asakusa and Senso-ji temple ( Asakusa is a very popular shopping street for Japanese souvenirs. There is Senso-ji temple with big gates and 5 story pagoda. 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. Hamarikyu park, a Japanese garden ( Hamarikyu park used to be a mansion of a local lord in Edo period which is a typical strolling type Japanese garden by the sea within walking distance from Tsukiji. Entrance fee : 300JPY )
  • 6. Kiyosumi park, a Japanese garden ( Kiyosumi park is a typical strolling type Japanese garden with the collection of precious shape natural stones. Entrance fee : 150 JPY )
  • 7. Tokyo tower and Zojo-ji temple. ( 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. Zojo-ji temple used to be the temple for Tokugawa shogunete where you can feel Japanese traditional Buddhist atmosphere. )
  • 8. ★Tokyo National Museum in Ueno ( The most popular museum in Japan which has the largest collection of Japanese treasures such as statue of Buddha, Japanese sword, Japanese painting, and Kimono. The museum has a nice museum shop for souvenirs. Entrance fee: 600 JPY per adult )
  • 9. Tokyo Carmii mosque (Tokyo Carmii mosque is the largest mosque in Tokyo, it is a beautiful mosque and open to public. Admission free)
  • 10. Koishikawa Korakuen park, a Japanese garden ( Koishikawa Korakuen park is a Japanese garden which used to a Samurai mansion of the Mito Tokugawa. Entrance fee: 300 JPN )
  • 11. Observatory of World Trade Center ( Not crowded with good view of Tokyo Bay area and Tokyo Tower from 150m, Admission; 670 JPY including the guide)
  • 12. ★Ginza ( There are large department stores, brand shops and Kitty land. How about lunch at Ginza Six? )
  • 13. Harajuku/Shibuya ( Busy area for shopping, food, cat cafe, owl cafe, and hedgehog cafe with 1,000 to 2,000 JPY/h for animal cafes)
  • 14. Tokyo Skytree ( The tallest tower in Japan with 350m and 450m observatories. Entrance fee: 2000 JPY for middle observatory, 3000 JPY for higher observatory ) )
  • 15. ★Samurai museum ( Samurai Museum has something new, where you can observe real Samurai armors and swords with background explanation from a staff, You can take pictures with the armors on you. Entrance fee 1800 JPY per adult and 800 JPY per child ) )
  • 16. Tokyo metropolitan government observatory ( There are two observatories with great view of Tokyo. Admission free )
  • 17. Ninja training for children ( Ninja training is a new place for children to practice some arts of Ninja. ( 40 minutes practice of basic skills of Ninja such as throwing shurikens. Entrance fee: 1,000 JPY , closed on Tue. and Wed..)
  • 18. Kabukicho area (Shopping, Godzilla road and its observation deck, Please watch my video below!, Admission free )
  • 19. Sengaku temple ( Sengaku temple is famous for the graves of 48 Ronin who attacked a high ranking samurai Kira to revenge for their lord Asano. Admission free )
  • 20. ★Odaiba ( Newly developed area by Tokyo Bay with a lot of modern shops and facilities. Some facilitis request an admission fee )
  • 21. Akihabara ( Electric appliances shops, Owl cafe: 2,000 JPY per hour, Maid cafe: from 2,000 JPY)
  • 22. Nakano broadway ( Department store of used figuarts )
  • 23. Nezu Museum ( Nezu collection of traditional Japanese arts with a very unique and quet garden, admission 1,100 JPY )
  • 24. Shinjuku-Gyoen Garden ( Well maintained Japanese garden with many kinds of cherry blossoms, admission 200 JPY)
  • 25. ★Mori Building Digital Art Museum ( Many kind of moving computer graphics are projected to the walls of dark rooms. You will have very strange experience, so different from the real world. Great fun for adults as well as children. https://borderless.teamlab.art/, Please watch my video below!, Admission 3,200 JPY per adult, 1,000 JPY per child under 14.)
  • 26. Yanaka Ginza ( Retro shopping street where you can find some nice and unique but not tristic souvenirs. Rare place in Tokyo where everything is renovated and looks modern, A rare place in Tokyo where everything has been renovated.
  • 27. Ueno Kanei-Ji Temple and the grave of the last Shogun (Very authentic Buddhist temple of Tendai sect. There are graves of Tokugawa Shoguns including the last one, Yoshinobu. Admission free)
  • 28. Ueno Tosho-Gu Shrine (A branch of Tosho-Gu shrine which worships the 1st Shogun, Ieyasu Tokugawa who established Edo Period.)
  • If you have any other places to visit, please let me know.
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Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person (from the 6th person older than 12 ).
$ 45.00
Early pick up before 10:00AM per group.
$ 27.00
Extra hour per group.
$ 27.00
Narita airport pick up (excluding the transportation cost of the guide....
$ 45.00

Overview

This tour covers my favorite places in Tokyo.
You can choose three places in Tokyo from the list in the highlights.

What to Expect

1. Easier to Go; You can explore the most popular places in Tokyo without being bothered by her most complicated transportation system.
2. Memorable Tour; I will explain the historical or cultural background of each place by using my document installed in my iPad which will make it more memorable for you.
3. Flexible Plan; The tour is very flexible with time and places according to your interest.
4. Delicious Foods; Japanese food is very important part of my tour, I will take you to my favorite restaurant for lunch during the tour.

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Highlights

  • Choose three places to go from the list below. By clicking the (>) mark in the pictures window, you can find the pictures of these places indicated by the same number at the bottom of each picture. If you have only one day, I would recommend 1. Meiji shrine, 2. Imperial Palace and 3. Asakusa. General itinerary: 10:00 Pick up, 11:00-12:00 Place#1, 12:30-13:30 Lunch, 14:00-15:00 Place#2, 15:30-16:30 Place#3, 17:00 End of Tour, The place with
  • 1. Meiji Jingu shrine ( Meiji shrine is one of the most popular Shinto shrines in Japan where you will feel a special sacred Japanese atmosphere. Admission free except the garden including the Kiyomasa's well and iris garden with 500 JPY. )
  • 2. Imperial Palace East Gardens ( Imperial Palace used to be Edo castle where Tokugawa shogunate governed Japan for 265 years. You can see several gates and defence house of the castle renovated about 50 years ago. There is a nice Japanese garden but no Palace nor Tower of the castle. Closed on Monday and Friday. Admission free )
  • 3. Asakusa and Senso-ji temple ( Asakusa is a very popular shopping street for Japanese souvenirs. There is Senso-ji temple with big gates and 5 story pagoda. 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. Hamarikyu park, a Japanese garden ( Hamarikyu park used to be a mansion of a local lord in Edo period which is a typical strolling type Japanese garden by the sea within walking distance from Tsukiji. Entrance fee : 300JPY )
  • 6. Kiyosumi park, a Japanese garden ( Kiyosumi park is a typical strolling type Japanese garden with the collection of precious shape natural stones. Entrance fee : 150 JPY )
  • 7. Tokyo tower and Zojo-ji temple. ( 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. Zojo-ji temple used to be the temple for Tokugawa shogunete where you can feel Japanese traditional Buddhist atmosphere. )
  • 8. ★Tokyo National Museum in Ueno ( The most popular museum in Japan which has the largest collection of Japanese treasures such as statue of Buddha, Japanese sword, Japanese painting, and Kimono. The museum has a nice museum shop for souvenirs. Entrance fee: 600 JPY per adult )
  • 9. Tokyo Carmii mosque (Tokyo Carmii mosque is the largest mosque in Tokyo, it is a beautiful mosque and open to public. Admission free)
  • 10. Koishikawa Korakuen park, a Japanese garden ( Koishikawa Korakuen park is a Japanese garden which used to a Samurai mansion of the Mito Tokugawa. Entrance fee: 300 JPN )
  • 11. Observatory of World Trade Center ( Not crowded with good view of Tokyo Bay area and Tokyo Tower from 150m, Admission; 670 JPY including the guide)
  • 12. ★Ginza ( There are large department stores, brand shops and Kitty land. How about lunch at Ginza Six? )
  • 13. Harajuku/Shibuya ( Busy area for shopping, food, cat cafe, owl cafe, and hedgehog cafe with 1,000 to 2,000 JPY/h for animal cafes)
  • 14. Tokyo Skytree ( The tallest tower in Japan with 350m and 450m observatories. Entrance fee: 2000 JPY for middle observatory, 3000 JPY for higher observatory ) )
  • 15. ★Samurai museum ( Samurai Museum has something new, where you can observe real Samurai armors and swords with background explanation from a staff, You can take pictures with the armors on you. Entrance fee 1800 JPY per adult and 800 JPY per child ) )
  • 16. Tokyo metropolitan government observatory ( There are two observatories with great view of Tokyo. Admission free )
  • 17. Ninja training for children ( Ninja training is a new place for children to practice some arts of Ninja. ( 40 minutes practice of basic skills of Ninja such as throwing shurikens. Entrance fee: 1,000 JPY , closed on Tue. and Wed..)
  • 18. Kabukicho area (Shopping, Godzilla road and its observation deck, Please watch my video below!, Admission free )
  • 19. Sengaku temple ( Sengaku temple is famous for the graves of 48 Ronin who attacked a high ranking samurai Kira to revenge for their lord Asano. Admission free )
  • 20. ★Odaiba ( Newly developed area by Tokyo Bay with a lot of modern shops and facilities. Some facilitis request an admission fee )
  • 21. Akihabara ( Electric appliances shops, Owl cafe: 2,000 JPY per hour, Maid cafe: from 2,000 JPY)
  • 22. Nakano broadway ( Department store of used figuarts )
  • 23. Nezu Museum ( Nezu collection of traditional Japanese arts with a very unique and quet garden, admission 1,100 JPY )
  • 24. Shinjuku-Gyoen Garden ( Well maintained Japanese garden with many kinds of cherry blossoms, admission 200 JPY)
  • 25. ★Mori Building Digital Art Museum ( Many kind of moving computer graphics are projected to the walls of dark rooms. You will have very strange experience, so different from the real world. Great fun for adults as well as children. https://borderless.teamlab.art/, Please watch my video below!, Admission 3,200 JPY per adult, 1,000 JPY per child under 14.)
  • 26. Yanaka Ginza ( Retro shopping street where you can find some nice and unique but not tristic souvenirs. Rare place in Tokyo where everything is renovated and looks modern, A rare place in Tokyo where everything has been renovated.
  • 27. Ueno Kanei-Ji Temple and the grave of the last Shogun (Very authentic Buddhist temple of Tendai sect. There are graves of Tokugawa Shoguns including the last one, Yoshinobu. Admission free)
  • 28. Ueno Tosho-Gu Shrine (A branch of Tosho-Gu shrine which worships the 1st Shogun, Ieyasu Tokugawa who established Edo Period.)
  • If you have any other places to visit, please let me know.

Important

Please ask me the availability of this tour before you book it.
The wholesale area of Tsukiji will move to Toyosu on October 11th, 2018 but its outer market will stay 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.

We will use public transportation during this tour but we can take a taxi if you want.
I can lend you an IC card for easy use of public transportation and help you to charge your deposit in it.
The wholesale area of Tsukiji Fish market moved to Tokyosu in October, 2018 but I can guide you its outer market where you can see many fish and taste many kinds of food including Sushi.

What‘s included
guide fee
hotel pick up
Transportation cost of the guide within Tokyo
What‘s not included
Transportation cost of you (about 1,000 JPY each, starting within Tokyo).
Transportation cost of the guide outside of Tokyo (if you stay outside of Tokyo such as Disneyland)
Lunch cost of you and the guide (1,000 to 2,000 JPY), entrance fee (shown in the description of each place in highlights)
Meeting Point
At your hotel
Ending Point
At your hotel
Duration
7 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM
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. I will rend you an IC card for public transportation, please pay me 1,000 JPY each for you and me at the beginning of the tour.

Can you pick me up at Narita airport ?

Yes, I can go to Narita airport in the morning from 7:30AM.
I will use public transportation as much as possible.
If you have many luggage, you'd better to take a taxi which costs about 200USD.
I will take you to my tour after leaving your luggage at your hotel.
I will take you to your hotel after the hotel for checking in.
The extra cost will be 10,000 JPY including the transportation cost of mine.

How is the time schedule ?

The following is typical schedule.
10:00 Hotel pick up
10:30-12:00 Meiji shrine
12:00-13:00 lunch
13:30-15:00 Imperial palace
15:30-16:30 Asakusa
17:00 return to the hotel

How long are we going to walk ?

If we go to Meiji shrine, Tsukiji and imperial palace shown above, we are going to walk 20,000 steps.
If you think it's too much, I can arrange places so that you don't have to walk so much.

Can we observe the tuna auction at Tsukiji ?

The auction will start at 5:30AM and you need a ticket to attend it.
The number of ticket is limited to be 120 and it is becoming more and more difficult.
So I don't take you to the auction.

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 ( 180 )
Pushpa Pushpa United Kingdom ( Friends )
Excellent
5 days ago

“ Best of Kamakura ”

My colleagues and I, all Kumon instructors had a wonderful day in Kamakura with Yuki. Yuki is warm, intelligent and knowledgeable guide also very flexible and accommodating. He kindly greeted us at our hotel in Yokohama despite a little snow and used public transport to and in Kamakura to save time. We visited the the great Buddha of Kamakura known for his Handsome Face, Hasedera temple from where you can also have a view over Kamakura city and the ocean, Hokokuji temple with the highlight of enjoying green tea in the peaceful, serene Bamboo forest, Hachimangu shrine where a wedding was taking place looked magical in the snow. He also took us to a local restaurant for a delicious home cooked meal with vegetarian choices and as a surprise took us to try out local sweet desserts. We re... read more

Yuki:

Dear Pushpa, Thank you for writing such a nice and detailed review of my tour. Kamakura is my favorite place to visit as it is not so crowded and easy to go from Tokyo. Please give my best regards to your colleagues, too. Yuki

Fran Fran Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Great tour with Yuki ”

We had a great tour with Yuki. He is knowledgeable and thoughtful in how he conducted the tour. We were traveling with our 8 year old daughter and 10month old son and Yuki was considerate of their needs as well. We felt confident touring Kyoto and Lake Kawaguchi without having to worry about the language barrier and/or navigating the public transport system and could focus on enjoying the sights.

Yuki:

Dear Fran, Thank you for your review of my tours. I was glad to guide your family without any trouble. One day tour to Kyoto is challenging for me too. We saw Mt. Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi and it was not so cold. It was more crowded than I expected at this time of the year, but I learned how to manage the tour in that condition. Best regards, Yuki

Susan Susan Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Day in Tokyo ”

Our family enjoyed a Wonderful action packed day touring Tokyo with Yuki. Many many highlights!!! Yuki is an excellent guide - I Highly recommend!! Susan M

Yuki:

Dear Susan, Thank you for writing a review so soon! It was a busy day, but I am glad to know you have enjoyed it. See you tomorrow. Yuki

Robelyn Robelyn United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Yuki is Amazing! ”

Hello Everyone! If you are doing a day tour, Yuki is the best and highly recommended! He gives you historical background of every place we went to and took us shopping to the cheapest places! We will get him again when we come back to Japan for a visit! Thanks Yuki!

Yuki:

Dear Robelyn, Thank you for writing a review of my tour of Tokyo. I was very happy when your family listens to my explanation of each site and gave me questions about our country and people. My tour is very flexible to reflect the interests of the guest so I changed my route to take you to my favorite ramen shop and added Ameyoko discount streets where you bought so many Japanese sweets. I hope your family has enjoyed traveling Japan. Best regards, Yuki

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

“ Wonderful Day in Kyoto ”

My 11 year old son and I began our trip in Tokyo with Yuki-san. We started the day taking the shinkansen out of Shinagawa Station and taking the local train once in Kyoto to the Fushimi Shrine. We did the Miyabi Tour. We followed the course and had lunch at a delicious tonkatsu restaurant that Yuki-san found for us because of my picky 11 year old eater. The most memorable site for us was the Kinkaku Temple late afternoon. The sunset hit the temple just right and it shone in its beautiful gold color. We were back in Tokyo by 8 p.m. Originally, I thought the 12 hour trip would be too much for my son. Not at all. Time flew by and we were not tired, one bit. My son said, "I want to take another tour with Yuki-san when we come back to Japan". I agree, I highly recommend h... read more

Yuki:

Dear Miho, Thank you very much for writing such a specific review of my tour. It was my pleasure to guide you and your son to Kyoto when it is not so crowded. The day was very fine and mild in the last week of December but it snowed on the next day. Sorry for the walk to find the Tonkatsu restaurant, its entrance was very different from what I expected. I will look for your visit of Japan again. Yuki

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