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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

135.00 USD

total price for up to 5 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

extra person ( Additional charge is required from the 6th person including a child and a baby ). 27.00 USD
early pick up ( before 9:30AM ). 18.00 USD

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 including a child and a baby ). 27.00 USD
early pick up ( before 9:30AM ). 18.00 USD

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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Steve
1 week ago , ( Family ) , From: Japan

“ Tour Guide for Kyoto ”

Yuki is a great tour guide. Knowledgeable and courteous. I'd recommend him to anyone in need of a guide in Japan

Yuki:
Dear Steve, Thank you for writing a review. I am very glad to know that you and your family enjoyed my tour to Kyoto. I made this tour for those who want to visit Kyoto within one day from Tokyo. The Shinkansen made this possible. Best regards, Yuki

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Angeline
3 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: Malaysia

“ Great service from Yuki ”

Yuki is a very kind and patient tour guide. He did his job very well in explaining the history, details and the story of the tourist spots. Besides, he was very patient to take care of my trip that consists of 5 young kids. Highly recommended!

Yuki:
Dear Angeline, Thank you for writing the review while you are still in Japan. I feel your are much patient than me. Please enjoy Disney land tomorrow with your family and friends. Please give my best regards, to other members, too. Yuki

K
Karin
4 weeks ago , ( Couple ) , From: Germany

“ Great Day - Great Guide ”

I wanted to see Mt Fuji, the ice caves and walk through the woods. Prior before the tour, Yuki made us aware that the weather might be very bad and if I want I can change the date for the tour. As I could not change the date, I confirmed that I still want to do the planned tour. Unfortunately the weather was so bad, that we were not able to go up Mt Fuji. Yuki made us aware during our train ride. He was so pro active and creating an instand change in the tour that we got the most out of the day. We saw the caves, a little original village, great original food, and a fantastic walk through the forrest. He was very knowledgeable and it was fun to be with him. I would recommend him as a tour guide and book him anytime again. Thank you Yuki for a great day

Yuki:
Dear Karin, Thank you very much for your great review ! I am glad you enjoyed my tour although we can not see Mt.Fuji. It was my first time to visit the caves and Aokigahara forest. You helped me to expand my tour. Please give my best regards to your husband. Yuki

M
MICHELLE
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: Philippines

“ Excellent service ”

Yuki is very nice and very passionate about his work. He answered all our questions.

Yuki:
Dear Michelle, Thank you for writing the review for Zita. It is my great pleasure to know she enjoyed my tour. I am impressed she took so many pictures during the half day tour at Asakusa, Skytree and Tokyo tower. Please give my best regards to Zita and her husband and daughter.

Helen Grace Helen
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: Philippines

“ BIRTHDAY TRIP @ HAKONE ”

He is smart and patient. He was super helpful especially when we needed to retrieve our bags left at the Shinkansen train. He is honest. What should I expect on our trip was been discussed in our emails. Specifically, the value of our Hakone trip with Yuki-san is cheaper than other tourist guide.

Yuki:
Dear Helen, Thank you for writing the review of our tour ! I feel sorry for you to miss Mt.Fuji, I hope you could see it on someother day. You have a wonderful family, I enjoyed to travel with them,too. Best regards, Yuki.

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