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by Yuki
(102) Reviews
7h EUR 133 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 6. 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
  • 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 ********** 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 or 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 )
  • 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 )
  • 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. Kabukicho area (Gozzila road and its observation deck, Golden-Gai, 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 )
  • Are there other places you'd like to go? Let me know!
  • 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 )
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133.00 EUR

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra fee per group for high season (March, April, May, September, Oct....
EUR 22.80
Extra person ( Additional charge is required from the 6th person inclu....
EUR 22.80
Early pick up ( before 9:30AM ) per group.
EUR 22.80
Extra hour per group.
EUR 22.80
Narita airport pick up (excluding the transportation cost of the guide....
EUR 38.00

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.

Organized by Yuki

Licensed Guide
(102) Reviews

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 6. 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
  • 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 ********** 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 or 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 )
  • 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 )
  • 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. Kabukicho area (Gozzila road and its observation deck, Golden-Gai, 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 )
  • Are there other places you'd like to go? Let me know!
  • 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 )

Important

Please pay the extra fee of 3,000 JPY in addition to the regular fee of 17,500 JPY for high seasons in March, April, May, September, October, and November.
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.

What‘s included
guide fee
hotel pick up
transportation cost of the guide
What‘s not included
transportation cost of you (about 1,000 JPY per day)
lunch ( 1,000 to 2,000 JPY for you and the guide), entrance fee ( depending on the place )
Meeting Point
At your hotel
Ending Point
At your hotel
Duration
7 hours
Starting time
09:30 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 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.

About Yuki


Licensed Guide

(102) Reviews

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  • English ( License )

I've got the national license of a tour guide in English in 2013. Since then I attended a volunteer group which is providing a tour of the Imperial Palace East Gardens that used to be Edo castle. I guided more than fifty times in the garden as a volunteer and studied about 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 100 tours in Tokyo as well as Yokohama, Kamakura, 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 on my tours!! read more


Reviews ( 102 )

Excellent
1 day ago |   by Christine

“ Wonderful day in Tokyo ”

Yuki was a wonderful choice for our first trip to Japan, he was gracious and accommodating as we spent the day exploring Asakusa, Akihabara, and harbor cruise. After touring Kyoto for 3 days we needed a slower paced day. Yuki adjusted our original plan to accommodate us. It was the perfect day. Thank you .

Excellent
3 days ago |   by Jessica

“ Imperial palace tour ”

Very kind and knowledgeable man. Took me to the Imperial palace and told me do many amazing facts about the emporer and the history behind it! One if the best days if me trip! Would Definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a nice informational filled day!

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Iain

“ Cherry Blossom Holiday March 2018 ”

Our day with Yuki was amazing. His expert knowledge was educational and enlightenting. Had a wonderful day. The best way to see a new city in a foreign country on our first day of our 12 day tour. Thank you Yuki. Iain & Lisa - Australia

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Vidya

“ Kyoto in a day ”

Yuki was wonderful. He was well prepared, answered all my questions by email and was prompt. We had a wonderful day exploring Kyoto and visiting the top sites. I know we would not have been able to see as much if we had done it ourselves. He met us at our hotel in Tokyo, helped us get the bullet train tickets at a discount, then helped navigate us through the sites we wanted to see in Kyoto ( bamboo forest, Toriii gates, golden temple). He added the Buddha temple for us and it was wonderful. We had homemade Kyoto cuisine at a local restaurant which was just perfect for our cultural experience. He then took us back to Tokyo on the bullet train. He also gave us some background and history of the shrines and temples with illustrations on his ipad. We had an amazing time and would do it again in a heartbeat. THANK YOU YUKI!!!

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Kelli

“ Perfect Day in Kamakura ”

Yuki was a great guide. He was very knowledgeable of the history and culture of Japan. He had great visuals on his iPad that he showed us throughout the day to give us more detail about the history and locations we were visiting. He lent us a bus card that we added money to so that we could get to our locations faster. This meant that we had more time to visit once we arrived. We did up taking the wrong bus on accident, but he threw in an extra tour of one of the temples to make up for it. Overall, Yuki was a very knowledgeable guide and I would highly recommend him for your tour!

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