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by Yuki
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7h EUR 155 up to 5 people

Highlights

  • Choose three places to go from the list below. Please look at the pictures of the place with corresponding number by clicking the left window. If you have only one day, I would recommend Meiji shrine, Imperial Palace and Asakusa. If you like shopping, Tsukiji market, Asakusa, Odaiba and Ueno are the places to visit. Japanese food is very important part of my tour, I will take you to my favorite restaurant for lunch during the tour.
  • 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. The main warship hall is now under repair. )
  • 2. Imperial palace east gardens ( Imperial palace used to be Edo castle where Tokugawa shogunate governed Japan for 265 years. Closed on Monday and Friday. Admission free )
  • 3. Tsukiji fish market (Tsukiji fish market is the biggest fish market in Japan. There are many shops of Japanese seafood you can try some for free. Open to public from 10:00, most shops close by 14:00. Not recommended on Sunday and Wednesday. Admission free )
  • 4. 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 )
  • 5. 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 )
  • 6. 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 )
  • 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. Ueno Park, Museums and Zoo (There are many museums and a popular zoo with the giant panda in Ueno area, they are excellent places to understand our culture and people. Tokyo National Museum has a nice museum shop for souvenirs. Entrance fee: about 1,000JPY /place )
  • 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. The National Diet Building ( National Diet Building is the most important place for Japanese parliament which consists of the house of representatives and the house of councilors. We will attend its official tour in Japanese for an hour. Admission free )
  • 12. Hotel New Otani's Japanese garden ( The Japanese garden of Hotel New Otani is very popular and open to public. There are plenty of restaurants for lunch in the hotel with reasonable price. Admission free )
  • 13. Hotel Chinzanso's Japanese garden ( Hotel Chinzanso has a wonderful Japanese garden including a 3 story pagoda. There is a Japanese noodle restaurant near the pagoda in nice atmosphere with reasonable price for lunch. Admission free )
  • 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 )
  • 18. Gozzila road and its observation deck ( Huge statue of Gozzila in Shinjuku. 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 )
  • Are there other places you'd like to go? Let me know!
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155.40 EUR

Up to 5 people, Charged per group.
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person ( Additional charge is required from the 6th person inclu....
EUR 22.20
Early pick up ( before 9:30AM ).
EUR 22.20
Extra hour.
EUR 22.20
Narita airport pick up (including the transportation cost of the guide....
EUR 37.00

Overview

This tour covers my favorite places in Tokyo.
You can choose three places in Tokyo from the list.
Japanese food is very important part of my tour, I will take you to my favorite restaurant for lunch during the tour.

What to Expect

You can visit your favorite places depending on the length of your stay.
The tour is very flexible with time and places according to your interest.
I can rend you IC card for easy use of transportation and help you to charge your deposit in it.

Highlights

  • Choose three places to go from the list below. Please look at the pictures of the place with corresponding number by clicking the left window. If you have only one day, I would recommend Meiji shrine, Imperial Palace and Asakusa. If you like shopping, Tsukiji market, Asakusa, Odaiba and Ueno are the places to visit. Japanese food is very important part of my tour, I will take you to my favorite restaurant for lunch during the tour.
  • 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. The main warship hall is now under repair. )
  • 2. Imperial palace east gardens ( Imperial palace used to be Edo castle where Tokugawa shogunate governed Japan for 265 years. Closed on Monday and Friday. Admission free )
  • 3. Tsukiji fish market (Tsukiji fish market is the biggest fish market in Japan. There are many shops of Japanese seafood you can try some for free. Open to public from 10:00, most shops close by 14:00. Not recommended on Sunday and Wednesday. Admission free )
  • 4. 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 )
  • 5. 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 )
  • 6. 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 )
  • 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. Ueno Park, Museums and Zoo (There are many museums and a popular zoo with the giant panda in Ueno area, they are excellent places to understand our culture and people. Tokyo National Museum has a nice museum shop for souvenirs. Entrance fee: about 1,000JPY /place )
  • 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. The National Diet Building ( National Diet Building is the most important place for Japanese parliament which consists of the house of representatives and the house of councilors. We will attend its official tour in Japanese for an hour. Admission free )
  • 12. Hotel New Otani's Japanese garden ( The Japanese garden of Hotel New Otani is very popular and open to public. There are plenty of restaurants for lunch in the hotel with reasonable price. Admission free )
  • 13. Hotel Chinzanso's Japanese garden ( Hotel Chinzanso has a wonderful Japanese garden including a 3 story pagoda. There is a Japanese noodle restaurant near the pagoda in nice atmosphere with reasonable price for lunch. Admission free )
  • 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 )
  • 18. Gozzila road and its observation deck ( Huge statue of Gozzila in Shinjuku. 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 )
  • Are there other places you'd like to go? Let me know!

Important

We will use public transportation during this tour.

City Tokyo

Meeting Point At your hotel

Ending Point At your hotel

Duration 7 hours

Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people up to 5 people   Flexible

What‘s included
  • guide fee
  • transportation cost of the guide (within Tokyo)


What‘s not included
  • your transportation cost
  • lunch (you and the guide)
  • entrance fee (you and the guide)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the transportation cost?

We use the subways to visit the places. The cost is about 1,000 per day. I will rend you an IC card for public transportation, please pay me the amount you have spent at the end 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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Organized by Yuki


Licensed Guide

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  • English ( License )

I've got the license of tour guide in English in 2013. Since then I attended a volunteer group which is providing a tour in the Imperial Palace East Gardens that used to be Edo castle. I guided more than fifty times in the garden as a volunteer and have deep knowledge of Japanese history and culture.
I was born and grew up in Yokohama and I visited many places with my family. I used to work in Tokyo for more than 20 years. I have more than 20 tours to Hakone and Lake Kawaguchi and have been improving my tour. Therefore, I am sure that I can provide you the most impressive tour around Tokyo. It will be my great pleasure to help you to enjoy your stay in Japan. See you in my tours!! read more


Reviews ( 89 )

Excellent
2 weeks ago |   by Janisah

“ Great experience ”

Mr. Yuki was very accommodating to our requests and was very informative and helpful all throughout our tour!

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Susan

“ Half day tour of Tokyo ”

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Yuki, visiting the famous fish market and the Imperial palace gardens. Yuki was first class, knowledgeable, competent and his English language skills excellent. Thank you for helping to make our one day in Tokyo memorable.

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Bill

“ Day trip to Kamakura from Tokyo ”

Four of us had a fantastic day touring the sights of Kamakura. Yuki met us at our hotel and that helped streamline our day so we didn’t have to figure out navigating through the train stations. Yuki was very informative in regards to the history at the sights we visited. I would highly recommend Yuki as a tour guide as our day was fun and full of Japanese history. Excellent day tour with Yuki from Tokyo to Kamakura.

Very Good
1 month ago |   by Kenji

“ Very knowledgeable ”

Yuki took us through Tsukiji Fish Market at 10:00 am. Had lots of knowledge of the fish and the operation . Would use him again.

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Eileen

“ Guided Tours with Mr Yuki Best Memories of Hakone and half day tour in Tokyo ”

I wish to thank Mr Yuki for being a personable and engaging tour guide during our time in Tokyo. He communicated clearly to us and always looking out to ensure we are in pace with him. He always inform us in advance of the journey time, train schedules and make immediate changes to cater to our needs. Mr Yuki demonstrated a genuine personality to put his clients his priority in a a fast-paced, challenging and dynamic environment in Japan. We have experienced his excellent service with our designated tours, along with strong interpersonal and time management skills. Indeed, he had contributed immensely to the success of our itineraries. Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to see you again. Sincerely, Eileen

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