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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.

Highlights

  •   Choose 2 places to go, and I'll make an itinerary with more nearby spots.
  •   1. Meiji Jingu shrine
  •   2. Imperial palace east gardens (Closed on Monday and Friday).
  •   3. Tsukiji fish market (Not recommended on Sunday ).
  •   4. Hamarikyu park, a Japanese garden.
  •   5. Kiyosumi park, a Japanese garden.
  •   6. Asakusa and Sensoji temple.
  •   7. Tokyo tower and Zojoji temple.
  •   8. Ueno Park, Museums and Zoo.
  •   9. Tokyo Carmii mosque.
  •   10. Koishikawa Korakuen park, a Japanese garden.
  •   11. The National Diet Building .
  •   12. Hotel New Otani's Japanese garden.
  •   13. Hotel Chinzanso's Japanese garden
  •   14. Samurai museum
  •   15. Tokyo Skytree
  •   16. Tokyo metropolitan government observatory
  •   17. Sengaku temple
  •   18. Ninja training for children
  •   19. Gozzila street and its observation deck
  •   Are there other places you'd like to go? Let me know!

Information

City Tokyo
Meeting Point At your hotel
Ending Point At your hotel
Departure 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 7h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 5
Booking
7h
When?

People

103.50 GBP

final price

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

extra person ( Additional charge is required from the 6th person ). 20.70 GBP

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. Tsukiji fish market is the biggest fish market in Japan. There are many shops of Japanese seafood you can try some for free. ( Entrance fee : free ) You can see more details by visiting my tour for Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo.

4. Hamarikyu park used to be a mansion of a local lord in Edo period which is a typical stroll type Japanese garden by the sea. ( Entrance fee : 300JPY ) You can see more details by visiting my tour for Hamarikyu a Japanese garden in Tokyo.

5. Kiyosumi park is a typical stroll type Japanese garden with the collection of precious shape natural stones. ( Entrance fee : 150 JPY ) You can see more details by visiting my tour for Kiyosumi teien a Japanese garden in Tokyo.

6. 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.

7. 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 )

8. 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.(Entrance fee: about 1,000JPY) /place)

9. Tokyo Carmii mosque is the largest mosque in Tokyo, it is a beautiful mosque and open to public.(entrance fee: free)

10. Koishikawa Korakuen park is a Japanese garden which used to a Samurai mansion of the Mito Tokugawa. (entrance fee:300JPN)

11. National Diet Building is the most important place for Japanese parliament which consists of the house of representatives and the house of councillors. We will attend its official tour in Japanese for an hour.(entrance fee: free)

12. 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.(entrance fee: free)

13. 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. (entrance fee:free)

14. 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)

15. Tokyo Skytree is the highest tower in Japan. ( Entrance fee: 2000 JPY for middle observatory, 3000 JPY for higher observatory )

16. Tokyo metropolitan government observatory ( 202m height, free of charge, there is a toy park in north tower)

17. Sengaku temple is famous for the graves of 48 Ronin who attacked a high ranking samurai Kira to revenge for their lord Asano.

18. Ninja training is a new place for children to practice some arts of Ninja. ( 1,000 JPY per child, need reservation)

19. Gozzila street in Shinjuku where we can observe and touch it ( Free, near to Samurai museum)


What‘s included

guide fee
transportation cost of the guide (within Tokyo)

What‘s not included

your transportation cost
lunch, dinner, entrance fee (you and the guide)

Important

Imperial palace will be closed on Monday and Friday.
Many of the stores in Tsukiji fish market will be closed on Sunday and most of Wednesday ( open on Wednesday if there is a holiday in the week).

Extras (optional)

extra person ( Additional charge is required from the 6th person ). 20.70 GBP

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.
Please pay me additional 100USD or 10,000 JPY during the tour.

How is the time schedule ?

The following is typical schedule.
10:00 Hotel pick up
10:30-12:00 Meiji shrine
12:30-14:00 Tsukiji fish market with lunch
14:30-16:30 imperial palace
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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Reviews

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Alexandra
4 days ago , ( Family ) , From: Netherlands

“ One amazing Tokyo day with Yuki ”

We spend one day with Yuki visiting Tokyo station, entrance Imperial palace, Imperial East Garden, Senso-Ji tempel and Skytree. We had an amazing time including an amazing lunch. Yuki has a great knowledge of history and events that formed Tokyo. He explained us the JR train system so we could smoothly travel later to Takayama and also the metro system. He uses his ipad to support his explanation. He is very helpful, very friendly and speaks very good English. Our two daugters expected Yuki again the next day, they missed him already. We will visite Tokyo again and hopefully Yuki has time to join us then!

Yuki:
Dear Alexandra, Thank you for writing your review of my tour. I am very happy to know you and your family enjoyed my tour. It was a nice tour for me, too as you are very interested in my explanations of the history of each sites. We have the Golden Week from April 29th to 27th during when many popular places will be crowded. I would recommed not so crowded places near Tokyo such as Kamakura during these days. It's very kind of you giving me the Dutch waffles and Japanese rice crakers, they are very good. Best regards,Yuki

Terrell Terrell
6 days ago , ( Solo ) , From: United States

“ Day trip to Kyoto ”

Yuki was an excellent guide. He met me at the Tokyo Station, and we headed out on a day trip to Kyoto. Yuki was very organized from the beginning of our tour to the end. He had meticulously planned our itinerary as to fit the most sites in to our short time in Kyoto. Communication prior to the tour was great. Yuki was also a great conversationalist, and he was obviously well versed in Japanese history. I enjoyed talking with him over the course of the tour. We had a busy day, but I greatly appreciate him taking me to Kyoto. Thanks Yuki!

Yuki:
Dear Terrell, Thank you for writing a nice review of my tour. I am very glad to know you enjoyed it. I will improve my tour based on this great experience with you. Best regards, Yuki.

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John
2 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: United Kingdom

“ Varied Tokyo ”

We spent 5 days with Yuki and from the beginning, he was fantastic. He helped us to navigate the underground system, quickly and efficiently. We went to a variety of places, where he gave detailed explainations, sometimes using his iPad to show us different facts about where we were. We have seen some very modern parts of Tokyo whilst also enjoying more historical aspects too. Yuki has a great knowledge of history and events that shaped modern day Tokyo. He was flexible, helpful and very friendly, whilst helping us to follow Japanese protocol in different situations. We ate in some fabulous restaurants including having the most amazing sushi. We cannot recommend him highly enough for the time and effort he put in to making our stay so wonderful. Nothing was too much effort. We were sad to say goodbye.

Yuki:
Dear John, Thank you for taking your precious time before your depature to UK to write such a detailed review ! Your good fortune makes such a wonderful tour; just on time for the cherry blossom peak and viewing very clear Mt. Fuji due to sudden change of the weather during very rainy days. We missed many places such as Odaiba and Tokyo National museum. There are other places we could not planed such as Lake Kawaguchi and Kamakura. Let's save these places for your next visit to Japan, maybe sometime in autumn. Please give my best regards to your wife and daughters. Your are the best guest I have ever guided.

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Linda
3 weeks ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Yuki was Great! ”

Yuki did an excellent job of pre-trip planning, giving us many details and providing options. With our input he tailored the tour to concentrate on the things for which we had the most interest. Yuki did a very good job of letting us know what expenses to expect (admission fees, train ticket costs, etc.) and was able to optimize each trip to take advantage of passes which allow admission to several venues. Yuki made sure the pace was good (we prefer a fast pace), and he tailored the pace to be best for us.

Yuki:
Dear Linda, Thank you for writting such a elaborate review. It was a great pleasure for me to guide your family. Best regards, Yuki.

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Vipin
3 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: Japan

“ Very Educational Session with Mr. Yuki ”

We were very pleased that it was Mr. Yuki that we chose to guide us around the Imperial Palace Grounds - he imparted to us his knowledge, and it was very edifying for us to know so much about Japanese history and Mr Yuki had the knack to mix the old with the new - in terms of how he related things about Japan to us. We are very grateful to Mr. Yuki. The final touch we Mr. Yuki sent us the photos he had taken - and this to us is very very memorable.

Yuki:
Dear Vipin, Thank you for writing a review of my tour. I was very glad to know that you are interested in Japanese history and gave me a lot of questions. Best regards, Yuki.

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